Chris Lavy

Summary

Affiliation: National Tuberculosis Control Programme
Country: Malawi

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint For how long should antibiotics be given in acute paediatric septic arthritis? A prospective audit of 96 cases
    C B D Lavy
    Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Windmill Road, Oxford OX3 7LD, UK
    Trop Doct 37:195-7. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint The resistible rise of surgical sepsis in Malawi
    Chris Lavy
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi
    Trop Doct 32:98-9. 2002
  3. pmc The incidence of septic arthritis in Malawian children
    C B D Lavy
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, P O Box 95 Blantyre, Malawi, Africa
    Int Orthop 29:195-6. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Clinical features and microbiology in 204 cases of septic arthritis in Malawian children
    C B D Lavy
    Department of Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Private Bag 360, Chichiri, Blantyre, Malawi, Africa
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 87:1545-8. 2005
  5. pmc Racial and gender variations in adult hip morphology
    C B D Lavy
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Malawi, Africa
    Int Orthop 27:331-3. 2003
  6. pmc Open letter to Tony Blair on publication of the report of the Commission for Africa
    Chris Lavy
    Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Private Bag 360, Blantyre 3, Malawi, Africa
    BMJ 331:46-7. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Septic arthritis of the shoulder in children in Malawi. A randomised, prospective study of aspiration versus arthrotomy and washout
    S P Smith
    Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 84:1167-72. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Does long-term chloramphenicol cause anaemia in Malawi?
    A C Peek
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, PO Box 95, Blantyre, Malawi
    Trop Doct 36:114-5. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Geometric measurements of the acetabulum in adult Malawians: radiographic study
    B C Msamati
    Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Private Bag 360, Blantyre 3, Malawi
    East Afr Med J 80:546-9. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint A national survey of surgical activity in hospitals in Malawi
    Colin Steinlechner
    Beit Trust CURE International Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi, Africa
    Trop Doct 36:158-60. 2006

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Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint For how long should antibiotics be given in acute paediatric septic arthritis? A prospective audit of 96 cases
    C B D Lavy
    Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Windmill Road, Oxford OX3 7LD, UK
    Trop Doct 37:195-7. 2007
    ..No new radiological changes were noted after six weeks. It is therefore suggested that antibiotics in septic arthritis should be continued for six weeks...
  2. ncbi request reprint The resistible rise of surgical sepsis in Malawi
    Chris Lavy
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi
    Trop Doct 32:98-9. 2002
  3. pmc The incidence of septic arthritis in Malawian children
    C B D Lavy
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, P O Box 95 Blantyre, Malawi, Africa
    Int Orthop 29:195-6. 2005
    ..We found an incidence of approximately one in 5,000 in the under-five age group and one in 13,000 in the 5-15 age group...
  4. ncbi request reprint Clinical features and microbiology in 204 cases of septic arthritis in Malawian children
    C B D Lavy
    Department of Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Private Bag 360, Chichiri, Blantyre, Malawi, Africa
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 87:1545-8. 2005
    ..The mean age for an infection was 12 months in the shoulder and 73 months in the hip. The most common organisms cultured were species of Salmonella...
  5. pmc Racial and gender variations in adult hip morphology
    C B D Lavy
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Malawi, Africa
    Int Orthop 27:331-3. 2003
    ..His results taken with ours showed that within a racial group, women were more dysplastic that men and that Japanese hips were more dysplastic than British hips, which were in turn more dysplastic than Malawian hips...
  6. pmc Open letter to Tony Blair on publication of the report of the Commission for Africa
    Chris Lavy
    Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Private Bag 360, Blantyre 3, Malawi, Africa
    BMJ 331:46-7. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Septic arthritis of the shoulder in children in Malawi. A randomised, prospective study of aspiration versus arthrotomy and washout
    S P Smith
    Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 84:1167-72. 2002
    ..There was no statistical difference in the clinical outcome for the two treatment groups at any stage during the period of follow-up...
  8. ncbi request reprint Does long-term chloramphenicol cause anaemia in Malawi?
    A C Peek
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, PO Box 95, Blantyre, Malawi
    Trop Doct 36:114-5. 2006
    ..Most children were anaemic on presentation (mean haemoglobin [Hb] 8.43 SD 1.9), but the anaemia improved rapidly with clinical resolution of the infection and was maintained at 6 months after presentation (mean Hb 10.57 SD 1.86)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Geometric measurements of the acetabulum in adult Malawians: radiographic study
    B C Msamati
    Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Private Bag 360, Blantyre 3, Malawi
    East Afr Med J 80:546-9. 2003
    ..To determine the acetabular depth as well as acetabular and centre edge angles; to assess the influence of sex, if any, in these geometric measurements; and to determine the prevalence of hip dysplasia in adult Malawians...
  10. ncbi request reprint A national survey of surgical activity in hospitals in Malawi
    Colin Steinlechner
    Beit Trust CURE International Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi, Africa
    Trop Doct 36:158-60. 2006
    ..It appears that district clinicians are happy to attempt emergency obstetric and gynaecological cases but tend to refer emergency general surgical cases...
  11. pmc Surgery in Malawi - a national survey of activity in rural and urban hospitals
    Chris Lavy
    Beit Cure Orthopaedic Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 89:722-4. 2007
    ..It also has 4 central hospitals, each with one or more surgeons. Most district hospitals are manned by a single doctor and two or more paramedical clinical officers...
  12. ncbi request reprint Club foot treatment in Malawi - a public health approach
    C B D Lavy
    Beit Trust CURE International Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi, Africa
    Disabil Rehabil 29:857-62. 2007
    ..If these feet are not corrected early, then severe deformity can develop, requiring complex surgery. A task force was established to address this problem using locally available resources...
  13. ncbi request reprint Overhead cubital angle as a measure of age
    A J Tindall
    Beit Trust CURE International Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi
    Trop Doct 35:89-90. 2005
  14. ncbi request reprint Delay in skeletal maturity in Malawian children
    C P Lewis
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 84:732-4. 2002
    ..We did not find any correlation between the reduction in body mass index in our patients and the degree of retardation of skeletal age...
  15. ncbi request reprint Wound healing after implant surgery in HIV-positive patients
    W J Harrison
    College of Medicine and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 84:802-6. 2002
    ..084). Our results show that when no contamination has occurred implant surgery may be undertaken safely in HIV-positive patients...
  16. ncbi request reprint Presentation and management of burn injuries in Malawi
    G Virich
    University College of London, UK
    J Wound Care 15:296-8. 2006
  17. ncbi request reprint Children's surgery cancelled due to malaria and anaemia
    S R Booker
    Trop Doct 37:193. 2007
    ..The mean delay between admission and operation was five days for patients without anaemia or malaria, 7.17 days for patients with malaria,11.05 days for patients with anaemia and 13 days for patients with both anaemia and malaria...
  18. ncbi request reprint The Blantyre Septic Joint Score: a new scoring system for septic arthritis
    S P Smith
    Trop Doct 32:250-1. 2002
  19. ncbi request reprint Open fractures of the tibia in HIV positive patients: a prospective controlled single-blind study
    W J Harrison
    College of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi
    Injury 35:852-6. 2004
    ..020), while that in union did not quite reach significance (P = 0.059). The authors have developed an algorithm for treatment of these injuries in areas of high seroprevalence of HIV infection...
  20. ncbi request reprint Orthopaedic training in developing countries
    C B D Lavy
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 87:10-1. 2005
  21. doi request reprint Fracture healing in HIV-positive populations
    J Richardson
    Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8RF, UK
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 90:988-94. 2008
    ..Further investigation in this area is overdue...