Kathryn M Chu

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Publications

  1. 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
  2. pmc Surgical task shifting in sub-saharan Africa
    Kathryn Chu
    , Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
    PLoS Med 6:e1000078. 2009
  3. 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
  4. doi request reprint Nevirapine- and efavirenz-associated hepatotoxicity under programmatic conditions in Kenya and Mozambique
    K M Chu
    South African Medical Unit, Médecins Sans Frontières Johannesburg, PO Box 32117, Braamfontein 2017, South Africa
    Int J STD AIDS 23:403-7. 2012
  5. pmc An integrated approach of community health worker support for HIV/AIDS and TB care in Angónia district, Mozambique
    Sandrine Simon
    , Maputo, Mozambique
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 9:13. 2009
  6. pmc AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma is linked to advanced disease and high mortality in a primary care HIV programme in South Africa
    Kathryn M Chu
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa
    J Int AIDS Soc 13:23. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Operative mortality in resource-limited settings: the experience of Medecins Sans Frontieres in 13 countries
    Kathryn M Chu
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Arch Surg 145:721-5. 2010
  8. 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
  9. pmc Nevirapine-associated early hepatotoxicity: incidence, risk factors, and associated mortality in a primary care ART programme in South Africa
    Kathryn M Chu
    South African Medical Unit, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 5:e9183. 2010
  10. pmc Quality of care in humanitarian surgery
    Kathryn M Chu
    Medical Department, Médecins Sans Frontières South Africa, 49 Jorrisen St, Braamfontein 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa
    World J Surg 35:1169-72; discussion 1173-4. 2011

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Publications14

  1. 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
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  2. pmc Surgical task shifting in sub-saharan Africa
    Kathryn Chu
    , Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
    PLoS Med 6:e1000078. 2009
    ..Kathryn Chu and colleagues discuss some of the experiences of surgical task shifting to date, and outline lessons from task shifting in the delivery of HIV/AIDS care...
  3. 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...
  4. doi request reprint Nevirapine- and efavirenz-associated hepatotoxicity under programmatic conditions in Kenya and Mozambique
    K M Chu
    South African Medical Unit, Médecins Sans Frontières Johannesburg, PO Box 32117, Braamfontein 2017, South Africa
    Int J STD AIDS 23:403-7. 2012
    ..This suggests that in settings where alanine aminotransferase measurement is not feasible, nevirapine- and efavirenz-based ART may be given safely without laboratory monitoring...
  5. pmc An integrated approach of community health worker support for HIV/AIDS and TB care in Angónia district, Mozambique
    Sandrine Simon
    , Maputo, Mozambique
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 9:13. 2009
    ..CONCLUSION: The community health team has several advantages over 'disease-specific' community health worker approaches in terms of accountability, acceptability, and expanded access to care...
  6. pmc AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma is linked to advanced disease and high mortality in a primary care HIV programme in South Africa
    Kathryn M Chu
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa
    J Int AIDS Soc 13:23. 2010
    ..In African cohorts, however, mortality remains high. In this study, we describe disease characteristics and risk factors for mortality in a public sector HIV programme in South Africa...
  7. doi request reprint Operative mortality in resource-limited settings: the experience of Medecins Sans Frontieres in 13 countries
    Kathryn M Chu
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Arch Surg 145:721-5. 2010
    ..To determine operative mortality in surgical programs from resource-limited settings...
  8. 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...
  9. pmc Nevirapine-associated early hepatotoxicity: incidence, risk factors, and associated mortality in a primary care ART programme in South Africa
    Kathryn M Chu
    South African Medical Unit, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 5:e9183. 2010
    ..One of the primary concerns with the use of this regimen is nevirapine-associated hepatotoxicity...
  10. pmc Quality of care in humanitarian surgery
    Kathryn M Chu
    Medical Department, Médecins Sans Frontières South Africa, 49 Jorrisen St, Braamfontein 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa
    World J Surg 35:1169-72; discussion 1173-4. 2011
    ..There is no reason why surgery should be exempted from quality oversight. The surgical humanitarian community should pull together before the next disaster strikes...
  11. doi 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...
  12. 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:..
  13. doi request reprint Postoperative venous thromboembolism rates vary significantly after different types of major abdominal operations
    Debraj Mukherjee
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Blalock 610, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:2015-22. 2008
    ..Venous thrombolism (VTE) is a significant cause of morbidity for surgical patients. Comparative risk across major procedures is unknown...
  14. ncbi request reprint What impact might general surgery practice patterns of colon and rectal surgeons have on future training?
    Kathryn M Chu
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Blalock 685, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 50:1250-4. 2007
    ..This will have profound implications on training programs, certification requirements, and future practice patterns...