John G Meara

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc An opportunity for diagonal development in global surgery: cleft lip and palate care in resource-limited settings
    Pratik B Patel
    Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Boston Children s Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Enders 1, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Plast Surg Int 2012:892437. 2012
  2. pmc Obstructed labor and caesarean delivery: the cost and benefit of surgical intervention
    Blake C Alkire
    Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e34595. 2012
  3. pmc Unilateral cleft lip and nasal repair: techniques and principles
    John G Meara
    Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA, USA
    Iran J Pediatr 21:129-38. 2011
  4. pmc A systematic review of barriers to breast cancer care in developing countries resulting in delayed patient presentation
    Ketan Sharma
    Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Oncol 2012:121873. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Value-based cleft lip-cleft palate care: a progress report
    Megan M Abbott
    Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Children s Hospital, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 126:1020-5. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Cost of treating sagittal synostosis in the first year of life
    Megan M Abbott
    Harvard Medical School, Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Craniofac Surg 23:88-93. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Potential economic benefit of cleft lip and palate repair in sub-Saharan Africa
    Blake Alkire
    Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, and Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    World J Surg 35:1194-201. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Improving ophthalmic outcomes in children with unilateral coronal synostosis by treatment with endoscopic strip craniectomy and helmet therapy rather than fronto-orbital advancement
    Sarah MacKinnon
    Department of Ophthalmology, Boston Children s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J AAPOS 17:259-65. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Cost differences between the anterior and posterior approaches to the iliac crest for alveolar bone grafting in patients with cleft lip/palate
    Philipp Kupfer
    Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 70:685-9. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Ratio of cesarean deliveries to total operations and surgeon nationality are potential proxies for surgical capacity in central Haiti
    Christopher D Hughes
    Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Avenue, Enders 1, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    World J Surg 37:1526-9. 2013

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  1. pmc An opportunity for diagonal development in global surgery: cleft lip and palate care in resource-limited settings
    Pratik B Patel
    Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Boston Children s Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Enders 1, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Plast Surg Int 2012:892437. 2012
    ..Furthermore, we examine the applications of diagonal development to cleft care specifically and global surgical care more broadly...
  2. pmc Obstructed labor and caesarean delivery: the cost and benefit of surgical intervention
    Blake C Alkire
    Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e34595. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Unilateral cleft lip and nasal repair: techniques and principles
    John G Meara
    Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA, USA
    Iran J Pediatr 21:129-38. 2011
    ..More importantly, the final section of the paper details the principles that form the foundation for the techniques described...
  4. pmc A systematic review of barriers to breast cancer care in developing countries resulting in delayed patient presentation
    Ketan Sharma
    Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Oncol 2012:121873. 2012
    ..Current evidence suggests that interventions should primarily increase proximal and affordable healthcare access and secondarily enhance breast cancer awareness, to productively reduce patient delay...
  5. ncbi request reprint Value-based cleft lip-cleft palate care: a progress report
    Megan M Abbott
    Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Children s Hospital, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 126:1020-5. 2010
    ..In addition, patients have a right to understand the value they receive from their care providers...
  6. doi request reprint Cost of treating sagittal synostosis in the first year of life
    Megan M Abbott
    Harvard Medical School, Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Craniofac Surg 23:88-93. 2012
    ..Whereas the former claim is well substantiated and intuitive, the latter has not been validated by rigorous cost analysis...
  7. doi request reprint Potential economic benefit of cleft lip and palate repair in sub-Saharan Africa
    Blake Alkire
    Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, and Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    World J Surg 35:1194-201. 2011
    ..The present study aimed to establish a methodology for valuing the potential economic benefit of surgical intervention using cleft lip and palate (CLP) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as a model...
  8. ncbi request reprint Improving ophthalmic outcomes in children with unilateral coronal synostosis by treatment with endoscopic strip craniectomy and helmet therapy rather than fronto-orbital advancement
    Sarah MacKinnon
    Department of Ophthalmology, Boston Children s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J AAPOS 17:259-65. 2013
    ..To compare long-term ophthalmic outcomes in infants treated for unilateral coronal synostosis (UCS) by endoscopic strip craniectomy (ESC) and helmet therapy with those treated by fronto-orbital advancement (FOA)...
  9. doi request reprint Cost differences between the anterior and posterior approaches to the iliac crest for alveolar bone grafting in patients with cleft lip/palate
    Philipp Kupfer
    Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 70:685-9. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to add a cost perspective to the discussion...
  10. doi request reprint Ratio of cesarean deliveries to total operations and surgeon nationality are potential proxies for surgical capacity in central Haiti
    Christopher D Hughes
    Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Avenue, Enders 1, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    World J Surg 37:1526-9. 2013
    ..This ratio has been estimated to be between 23.3 and 41.5 % in LMICs, but the tool's utility has not been replicated...
  11. doi request reprint Better to light a candle: Arthur Barsky and global plastic surgery
    Christopher D Hughes
    Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Plast Surg 71:131-4. 2013
    ..An appreciation and understanding of Barsky's groundbreaking work will help inform the future development of sustainable surgical systems in resource-poor settings. ..
  12. ncbi request reprint Distance to hospital and utilization of surgical services in Haiti: do children, delivering mothers, and patients with emergent surgical conditions experience greater geographical barriers to surgical care?
    James M Friedman
    Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Int J Health Plann Manage 28:248-56. 2013
    ..An inverse relationship between healthcare utilization and distance to care has been previously described. The purpose of this study was to evaluate this effect related to emergency and essential surgical care in central Haiti...
  13. doi request reprint Surgeon migration between developing countries and the United States: train, retain, and gain from brain drain
    Lars E Hagander
    Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    World J Surg 37:14-23. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that the main drivers of surgeon migration can be addressed by providing adequate domestic surgical infrastructure, surgical training programs, and viable surgical career paths...
  14. doi request reprint The value proposition: using a cost improvement map to improve value for patients with nonsyndromic, isolated cleft palate
    Megan M Abbott
    Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Children s Hospital Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 127:1650-8. 2011
    ..Although the concept of continuous quality improvement has taken a firm foothold in health care, techniques for measuring and continuously improving costs at the patient or system level are lacking...
  15. ncbi request reprint Nasoalveolar molding in cleft care: is it efficacious?
    Megan M Abbott
    Harvard Medical School, Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 130:659-66. 2012
    ..Despite a relative paucity of high-level evidence, nasoalveolar molding appears to be a promising technique that deserves further study...
  16. ncbi request reprint Measuring value at the provider level in the management of cleft lip and palate patients
    Megan M Abbott
    From the Harvard Medical School Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Los Angeles, CA and Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
    Ann Plast Surg 72:312-7. 2014
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Shortage of doctors, shortage of data: a review of the global surgery, obstetrics, and anesthesia workforce literature
    Marguerite Hoyler
    Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    World J Surg 38:269-80. 2014
    ..The goal of this paper is to summarize the available literature about surgical physicians in LMICs and to describe ongoing initiatives to supplement the existing surgical workforce data...
  18. ncbi request reprint American plastic surgery and global health: a brief history
    Christopher D Hughes
    Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Plast Surg 68:222-5. 2012
    ..Although quality care is being delivered to resource-poor regions around the world, many of the challenges of regionally appropriate, sustainable care persist today...
  19. doi request reprint Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: implications for pediatric plastic surgery
    Megan M Abbott
    Harvard Medical School, Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Craniofac Surg 23:217-9. 2012
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Timeliness of surgical care in children with special health care needs: delayed palate repair for publicly insured and minority children with cleft palate
    Megan M Abbott
    Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 46:1319-24. 2011
    ..Disparities in access to health care are known to exist for the most vulnerable pediatric population, children with special health care needs. Timely access to surgical care in this population is critical, yet poorly studied...
  21. doi request reprint Costs and benefits of neurosurgical intervention for infant hydrocephalus in sub-Saharan Africa
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 8:509-21. 2011
    ..These results were then extrapolated to the potential economic impact of treating all cases of hydrocephalus in infants in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Surgical outcomes and cultural perceptions in international hypospadias care
    Ian S Metzler
    Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts Department of Urology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California Electronic address
    J Urol 192:524-9. 2014
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of surgery and its policy implications for global health: a systematic review and analysis
    Tiffany E Chao
    Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet Glob Health 2:e334-45. 2014
    ..We did a systematic review and analysis of cost-effectiveness studies that assess surgical interventions in low-income and middle-income countries to help quantify the potential value of surgery...
  24. doi request reprint The impact of natural disaster on pediatric surgical delivery: a review of Haiti six months before and after the 2010 earthquake
    Christopher D Hughes
    Children s Hospital Boston, MA, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 23:523-33. 2012
    ..Little is known about pediatric surgical disease in resource-poor countries. This study documents the surgical care of children in central Haiti and demonstrates the influence of the 2010 earthquake on pediatric surgical delivery...
  25. doi request reprint A microcosting approach for isolated, unilateral cleft lip care in the first year of life
    Megan M Abbott
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 127:333-9. 2011
    ..Although outcomes measurement has received a great deal of attention since the quality movement began in the United States, costing methodologies are lacking...
  26. doi request reprint Audiologic findings in Saethre-Chotzen syndrome
    Heather Rosen
    Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 127:2014-20. 2011
    ..Hearing loss has been described in Apert syndrome but is poorly documented in other craniosynostosis disorders...
  27. doi request reprint Efficacy of tranexamic acid in pediatric craniosynostosis surgery: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Susan M Goobie
    Department of Anesthesia, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Anesthesiology 114:862-71. 2011
    ..The primary and secondary outcome variables were reduction in perioperative blood loss and reduction in blood transfusion, respectively...
  28. doi request reprint The philtrum in cleft lip: review of anatomy and techniques for construction
    Carolyn R Rogers
    From the Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Boston Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
    J Craniofac Surg 25:9-13. 2014
    ..Objective methods are needed to document the efficacy of the many techniques for philtral construction and reconstruction...
  29. ncbi request reprint Cleft palate in Pfeiffer syndrome
    Joan M Stoler
    Department of Genetics, Children s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Craniofac Surg 20:1375-7. 2009
    ..Nine patients were noted to have choanal atresia or stenosis. Clefting of the palate does occur in Pfeiffer syndrome but at a low frequency...