Emily R. Smith
Harvard University
Publications 149
#1Tessa L. Concepcion (Duke University)H-Index: 3
Last.Emily R. Smith (Duke University)H-Index: 32
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Background There are complex barriers that increase delays to surgical care in low- and middle-income countries, particularly among the vulnerable population of children. Understanding these barriers to surgical care can result in targeted and strategic intervention efforts to improve care for children. The three-delay model is a widely used framework in global health for evaluating barriers associated with seeking (D1), reaching (D2), and receiving health care (D3). The goal of our study is to ...
Genome sequencing has established clinical utility for rare disease diagnosis. While increasing numbers of individuals have undergone elective genome sequencing, a comprehensive study surveying genome-wide disease-associated genes in adults with deep phenotyping has not been reported. Here we report the results of a 3-y precision medicine study with a goal to integrate whole-genome sequencing with deep phenotyping. A cohort of 1,190 adult participants (402 female [33.8%]; mean age, 54 y [range 2...
#1Alhassan Abdul-Mumin (University for Development Studies)H-Index: 1
#2Theophilus T. K. Anyomih (Tamale Teaching Hospital)
Last.Stephen Tabiri (University for Development Studies)H-Index: 3
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Background Congenital anomalies have risen to become the fifth leading cause of under-five mortality globally. The majority of deaths and disability occur in low- and middle-income countries including Ghana. This 3-year retrospective review aimed to define, for the first time, the characteristics and outcomes of neonatal surgical conditions in northern Ghana.
#1Sarah Jean Barton (Duke University)H-Index: 1
#2Sahil Sandhu (Duke University)
Last.Janet Prvu Bettger (Duke University)H-Index: 15
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AbstractBackground: Access to pediatric surgical intervention in low-income countries is expanding, but investments in post-surgical care have received less attention. This study explored the barri...
#1Pranay Nadella (Harvard University)H-Index: 1
#2Emily R. SmithH-Index: 32
Last.Christopher R. SudfeldH-Index: 21
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Delayed vaccination increases the time infants are at risk for acquiring vaccine-preventable diseases. Factors associated with incomplete vaccination are relatively well characterized in resource-limited settings; however, few studies have assessed immunization timeliness. We conducted a prospective cohort study examining Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (DTP) vaccination timing among newborns enrolled in a Neonatal Vitamin A supplementation trial (NEOVITA) conducted in urban Dar es Salaam (n = 11,1...
#1Megan W. Bourassa (New York Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 11
Last.Stephen A. Vosti (UC Davis: University of California, Davis)H-Index: 28
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#1Saeid SafiriH-Index: 27
#2Ali-Asghar Kolahi (Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services)H-Index: 13
Last.Marita Cross (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 30
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Objectives To provide the level and trends of prevalence, incidence and disability adjusted life years (DALYs) for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in 195 countries from 1990 to 2017 by age, sex, Socio-demographic Index (SDI; a composite of sociodemographic factors) and Healthcare Access and Quality (an indicator of health system performance) Index. Methods Data from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors study (GBD) 2017 were used. GBD 2017 modelled the burden of RA for 195 countrie...
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#1Tessa L. Concepcion (Duke University)H-Index: 3
#2Emily R. Smith (Duke University)H-Index: 32
Last.Henry E. Rice (Duke University)H-Index: 32
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Background Existing data suggest a large burden of surgical conditions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, surgical care for children in LMICs remains poorly understood. Our goal was to define the hospital infrastructure, workforce, and delivery of surgical care for children across Somaliland and provide policy guidance to improve care.
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#1Emily R. Smith (Duke University)H-Index: 32
#2Tessa L. Concepcion (Duke University)H-Index: 3
Last.Henry E. Rice (Duke University)H-Index: 32
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Background Delayed access to surgical care for congenital conditions in low- and middle-income countries is associated with increased risk of death and life-long disabilities, although the actual burden of delayed access to care is unknown. Our goal was to quantify the burden of disease related to delays to surgical care for children with congenital surgical conditions in Somaliland.
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#1Mary K Quinn (Harvard University)
#2Emily R. Smith (Harvard University)H-Index: 32
Last.Christopher R. Sudfeld (Harvard University)H-Index: 21
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