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 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
  3. 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
  4. doi 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
  5. doi request reprint Epidemiology of untreated non-obstetric surgical disease in Burera District, Rwanda: a cross-sectional survey
    Allison F Linden
    Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Surgery, Washington, DC, USA Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet 385:S9. 2015
  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 Validation of a community-based survey assessing nonobstetric surgical conditions in Burera District, Rwanda
    Allison F Linden
    Department of Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Electronic address
    Surgery 159:1217-26. 2016
  8. doi 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 Financial contribution to global surgery: an analysis of 160 international charitable organisations
    Lily A Gutnik
    Department of Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA UNC Project Malawi, Lilongwe, Malawi Center for Surgery and Public Health, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet 385:S52. 2015
  10. 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

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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 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...
  3. 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...
  4. doi 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...
  5. doi request reprint Epidemiology of untreated non-obstetric surgical disease in Burera District, Rwanda: a cross-sectional survey
    Allison F Linden
    Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Surgery, Washington, DC, USA Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet 385:S9. 2015
    ..We hypothesise that our results would yield higher rates of surgical disease than current estimates (from 2006) for similar low-income countries, which are 295 per 100 000 people...
  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 Validation of a community-based survey assessing nonobstetric surgical conditions in Burera District, Rwanda
    Allison F Linden
    Department of Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Electronic address
    Surgery 159:1217-26. 2016
    ....
  8. doi 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 Financial contribution to global surgery: an analysis of 160 international charitable organisations
    Lily A Gutnik
    Department of Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA UNC Project Malawi, Lilongwe, Malawi Center for Surgery and Public Health, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet 385:S52. 2015
    ....
  10. 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...
  11. doi request reprint Geospatial mapping to estimate timely access to surgical care in nine low-income and middle-income countries
    Nakul P Raykar
    Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet 385:S16. 2015
    ..Here, we use geospatial mapping to enumerate the percentage of a nation's population living within 2 h of a surgeon and the surgeon-to-population ratio for each provider...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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. ..
  15. doi request reprint Surgical care by non-surgeons in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review
    Marguerite Hoyler
    Department of Surgery, Columbia University New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, USA Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet 385:S42. 2015
    ..Our goal was to summarise the scope of surgical task-shifting in LMICs through a systematic review of the medical literature...
  16. 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...
  17. doi 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...
  18. doi 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...
  19. pmc A qualitative study exploring contextual challenges to surgical care provision in 21 LMICs
    Nakul P Raykar
    Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet 385:S15. 2015
    ..The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery (LCoGS) conducted a qualitative study to understand the contextual challenges to surgical care provision in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), and how providers overcome them...
  20. doi request reprint Surgical Care in Liberia and Implications for Capacity Building
    Tiffany E Chao
    Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    World J Surg 39:2140-6. 2015
    ..Situational needs of health care facilities inform the optimal allocation of resources and quality improvement efforts. This study examines surgical care delivery metrics at a tertiary care institution in Liberia...
  21. doi request reprint Funding flows to global surgery: an analysis of contributions from the USA
    Lily A Gutnik
    Department of Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA UNC Project Malawi, Lilongwe, Malawi Center for Surgery and Public Health, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet 385:S51. 2015
    ..We aimed to describe external funds given to these efforts from the USA, the world's largest donor nation...
  22. doi request reprint Mapping the playing field-a novel web-based strategy to identify non-governmental actors in global surgery
    Joshua S Ng-Kamstra
    Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard University Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Lancet 385:S55. 2015
    ..We aimed to create a comprehensive, publicly available catalogue of NGOs providing surgery in LMICs...
  23. 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
    ....
  24. pmc Catastrophic expenditure to pay for surgery worldwide: a modelling study
    Mark G Shrime
    Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet Glob Health 3:S38-44. 2015
    ....
  25. 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...
  26. doi 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
    ....
  27. doi 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...
  28. doi 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...
  29. 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
    ....
  30. 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...
  31. 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)...
  32. doi request reprint The scale-up of the surgical workforce
    Kimberly M Daniels
    Boston Children s Hospital, Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Boston, MA, USA Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Lancet 385:S41. 2015
    ..We aim to identify these answers for health-care systems that employ SAO alone and for those that use a hybrid model of SAO and task shifting to inform strategic planning...
  33. pmc Global access to surgical care: a modelling study
    Blake C Alkire
    Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, USA
    Lancet Glob Health 3:e316-23. 2015
    ..We aimed to estimate the number of individuals worldwide without access to surgical services as defined by the Commission's vision...
  34. doi request reprint How much surgery is enough? Aligning surgical delivery with best-performing health systems
    Mark G Shrime
    Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Office of Global Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA, USA Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet 385:S13. 2015
    ..We attempted to determine the amount of surgery that would be delivered worldwide, if the world aligned itself with countries providing the best health outcomes...
  35. doi request reprint Use and definitions of perioperative mortality rates in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review
    Joshua S Ng-Kamstra
    Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Boston, MA, USA University of Toronto Department of Surgery, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Lancet 385:S29. 2015
    ..We undertook a systematic review to determine how POMR is used and defined in LMICs and to inform baseline rates...
  36. pmc Global economic consequences of selected surgical diseases: a modelling study
    Blake C Alkire
    Office of Global Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA, USA Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet Glob Health 3:S21-7. 2015
    ..We estimate the global macroeconomic impact of the surgical burden of disease due to injury, neoplasm, digestive diseases, and maternal and neonatal disorders from two distinct economic perspectives...
  37. doi 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...
  38. doi 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
    ....
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. doi request reprint Validation of a community-based survey assessing non-obstetric surgical conditions in Burera District, Rwanda
    Allison F Linden
    Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Surgery, Washington, DC, USA Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet 385:S8. 2015
    ..The aim of this study was to create and assess the validity of a questionnaire that collected data for untreated surgically correctable diseases throughout Burera District, northern Rwanda, to accurately plan for surgical services...
  42. doi request reprint Focusing Quality Improvement Initiatives in Pediatric Plastic Surgery: A Descriptive Study Using the Pediatric National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    Susan J Flath-Sporn
    Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery Department of General Surgery, Boston Children s Hospital, Boston, MA Department of General Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins Health System, Baltimore, MD Children s Hospital Los Angeles, Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Los Angeles, CA
    J Craniofac Surg 27:277-81. 2016
    ..This paper aims to focus quality improvement efforts on diagnoses that have large patient volume and high morbidity for pediatric plastic surgery...
  43. doi request reprint Head and neck cancer in South Asia: macroeconomic consequences and the role of surgery
    Blake C Alkire
    Office of Global Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston MA, USA Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Department of Global Health Equity, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet 385:S56. 2015
    ..We aimed to estimate the total economic welfare losses due to the morbidity and mortality of head and neck cancer in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh for 1 year (2010)...
  44. doi request reprint A time-driven activity-based costing model to improve health-care resource use in Mirebalais, Haiti
    Morgan Mandigo
    Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Boston Children s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA Electronic address
    Lancet 385:S22. 2015
    ..We aimed to optimise TDABC for use in a resource-limited setting to provide accurate procedure and service costs, reliably predict financing needs, inform quality improvement initiatives, and maximise efficiency...
  45. doi request reprint Global surgical and anaesthetic task shifting: a systematic literature review and survey
    Frederik Federspiel
    Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet 385:S46. 2015
    ..We aimed to document the use of task shifting worldwide with an in-depth review of the literature and subsequent confirmation of practices through a provider survey...
  46. pmc Half a billion surgical cases: Aligning surgical delivery with best-performing health systems
    Mark G Shrime
    Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Office of Global Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Electronic address
    Surgery 158:27-32. 2015
    ..This report determines the amount of surgery that would be delivered worldwide if the world aligned itself with countries providing the best health outcomes...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. doi 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...