• Wartime Colon Injuries: Primary Repair or Colostomy?

      Moreels, R; Pont, M; Ean, S; Vitharit, M; Vuthy, C; Roy, S; Boelaert, M; Médecins Sans Frontières, Brussels, Belgium. (Published by the Royal Society of Medicine, 1994-05)
      A retrospective non-randomized study, comparing primary repair with colostomy, was made on a series of 102 patients with penetrating intraperitoneal colon injuries, in a war surgery programme in Cambodia. The overall case fatality rate (CFR) was 25.5%, whereas in the primary repair group CFR was 20%, compared to 30.8% in the colostomy group. The difference was not statistically significant (P = 0.30). Adjustment for possible confounding factors in the two groups did not alter the results. Considering the numerous advantages to the patient of a primary closure in the precarious situations where war surgery is often performed, this technique merits consideration.
    • We Urge WHO to Act on Cytomegalovirus Retinitis

      Heiden, David; Saranchuk, Peter; Tun, NiNi; Audoin, Bertrand; Cohn, Jen; Durier, Nicolas; Holland, Gary; Drew, W Lawrence; Hoen, Ellen 't (2014-02)
    • 'When Ebola enters a home, a family, a community': A qualitative study of population perspectives on Ebola control measures in rural and urban areas of Sierra Leone

      Gray, N; Stringer, B; Bark, G; Heller Perache, A; Jephcott, F; Broeder, R; Kremer, R; Jimissa, AS; Samba, TT (Public Library of Science, 2018-06-08)
      During the West Africa Ebola outbreak, cultural practices have been described as hindering response efforts. The acceptance of control measures improved during the outbreak, but little is known about how and why this occurred. We conducted a qualitative study in two administrative districts of Sierra Leone to understand Ebola survivor, community, and health worker perspectives on Ebola control measures. We aimed to gain an understanding of community interactions with the Ebola response to inform future intervention strategies.
    • Women experience a better long-term immune recovery and a better survival on HAART in Lao People's Democratic Republic.

      Bastard, Mathieu; Soulinphumy, Khamphang; Phimmasone, Prasith; Saadani, Ahmed Hassani; Ciaffi, Laura; Communier, Arlette; Phimphachanh, Chansy; Ecochard, René; Etard, Jean-François; Epicentre, Paris, France. (BioMed Central, 2013-01-22)
    • Wound care in resource-poor settings

      Comte E, Vuagnat H; MSF (2013)