Kathryn Chu

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Childhood helminth exposure is protective against inflammatory bowel disease: a case control study in South Africa
    Kathryn M Chu
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 19:614-20. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Building research capacity in Africa: equity and global health collaborations
    Kathryn M Chu
    Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Department of Surgery, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 11:e1001612. 2014
  3. pmc Improving effective surgical delivery in humanitarian disasters: lessons from Haiti
    Kathryn Chu
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS Med 8:e1001025. 2011
  4. pmc Providing surgical care in Somalia: A model of task shifting
    Kathryn M Chu
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, 49 Jorrisen St, Braamfontein 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Confl Health 5:12. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Distribution of antiretroviral treatment through self-forming groups of patients in Tete Province, Mozambique
    Tom Decroo
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, Tete, Mozambique
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 56:e39-44. 2011
  6. pmc Treatment response and mortality among patients starting antiretroviral therapy with and without Kaposi sarcoma: a cohort study
    Mhairi Maskew
    Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 8:e64392. 2013
  7. pmc Cesarean section rates and indications in sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-country study from Medecins sans Frontieres
    Kathryn Chu
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 7:e44484. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Surgeons without borders: a brief history of surgery at Médecins Sans Frontières
    Kathryn Chu
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, 49 Jorrisen St, Braamfontein 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa
    World J Surg 34:411-4. 2010
  9. pmc Surgical care for the direct and indirect victims of violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
    Kathryn Chu
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, 49 Jorrisen St, Braamfontein 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Confl Health 4:6. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Risk factors for mortality in AIDS-associated Kaposi sarcoma in a primary care antiretroviral treatment program in Malawi
    Kathryn Chu
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, 49 Jorissen St, Braamfontein 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Int Health 2:99-102. 2010

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Publications11

  1. ncbi request reprint Childhood helminth exposure is protective against inflammatory bowel disease: a case control study in South Africa
    Kathryn M Chu
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 19:614-20. 2013
    ..The primary objective of this study was to examine the association between self-reported childhood helminth infection and the development of IBD in South Africa...
  2. doi request reprint Building research capacity in Africa: equity and global health collaborations
    Kathryn M Chu
    Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Department of Surgery, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 11:e1001612. 2014
    b>Kathryn Chu and colleagues discuss the impact of high-income country investigators conducting research in low- and middle-income countries and explore lessons from the effective and equitable relationships that exist...
  3. pmc Improving effective surgical delivery in humanitarian disasters: lessons from Haiti
    Kathryn Chu
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS Med 8:e1001025. 2011
    b>Kathryn Chu and colleagues describe the experiences of Médecins sans Frontières after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and discuss how to improve delivery of surgery in humanitarian disasters.
  4. pmc Providing surgical care in Somalia: A model of task shifting
    Kathryn M Chu
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, 49 Jorrisen St, Braamfontein 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Confl Health 5:12. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  5. ncbi request reprint Distribution of antiretroviral treatment through self-forming groups of patients in Tete Province, Mozambique
    Tom Decroo
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, Tete, Mozambique
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 56:e39-44. 2011
    ..Group members visit the health centre on a rotational basis, such that each group member has contact with the health service every 6 months...
  6. pmc Treatment response and mortality among patients starting antiretroviral therapy with and without Kaposi sarcoma: a cohort study
    Mhairi Maskew
    Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 8:e64392. 2013
    ..However, the effect of KS on response to ART is not well-described in Southern Africa. We assessed the effect of KS on survival and immunologic and virologic treatment responses at 6- and 12-months after initiation of ART...
  7. pmc Cesarean section rates and indications in sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-country study from Medecins sans Frontieres
    Kathryn Chu
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 7:e44484. 2012
    ..This study reports Cesarean sections rates and indications in Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, and Sierra Leone, and describe the main parameters associated with maternal and early neonatal mortality...
  8. doi request reprint Surgeons without borders: a brief history of surgery at Médecins Sans Frontières
    Kathryn Chu
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, 49 Jorrisen St, Braamfontein 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa
    World J Surg 34:411-4. 2010
    ....
  9. pmc Surgical care for the direct and indirect victims of violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
    Kathryn Chu
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, 49 Jorrisen St, Braamfontein 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Confl Health 4:6. 2010
    ..In this paper we report on surgical interventions carried out by Médecins sans Frontières in Masisi, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo to contribute to the scarce evidence base on surgical needs in conflict...
  10. doi request reprint Risk factors for mortality in AIDS-associated Kaposi sarcoma in a primary care antiretroviral treatment program in Malawi
    Kathryn Chu
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, 49 Jorissen St, Braamfontein 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Int Health 2:99-102. 2010
    ..A CD4 count ≤150 cells/μl, advanced stage AIDS-KS, and absence of bleomycin chemotherapy were associated with increased mortality. Earlier diagnosis and improved treatment of AIDS-KS are urgently needed in order to reduce mortality. ..
  11. doi request reprint Safety of task-shifting for male medical circumcision: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Nathan Ford
    Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS 26:559-66. 2012
    ..We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis to review the safety of task-shifting for circumcision in Africa...