Affiliation: University of California
- Pulmonary artery pressure in healthy subjects at 4250 m measured by Doppler echocardiographyGerald Dubowitz
Department of Anesthesia, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 1605, USA
Wilderness Environ Med 18:305-11. 2007..In addition, we hypothesized that detected changes are related to the syndrome of acute mountain sickness (AMS) and could be reversed using 100% oxygen...
- Global anesthesia workforce crisis: a preliminary survey revealing shortages contributing to undesirable outcomes and unsafe practicesGerald Dubowitz
Department of Anesthesia, University of California San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
World J Surg 34:438-44. 2010..These assessments are critical to revealing magnitude of the evolving surgical and anesthesia workforce crisis, related morbidity and mortality, and necessary steps to mitigate the impact of the crisis...
- Working towards safer surgery in Africa; a survey of utilization of the WHO safe surgical checklist at the main referral hospitals in East AfricaIsabella Epiu
Fogarty Global Health Fellow, University of California Global Health Institute UCGHI, San Francisco, California, USA
BMC Anesthesiol 16:60. 2016..We set out to determine the knowledge of and attitudes towards the use of the WHO checklist for surgical patients in national referral hospitals in East Africa...
- Surgery and anesthesia capacity-building in resource-poor settings: description of an ongoing academic partnership in UgandaMichael Lipnick
Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California, San Francisco, 513 Parnassus Avenue, Room S 436, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
World J Surg 37:488-97. 2013..This article describes the strategy of Global Partners in Anesthesia and Surgery (GPAS), an academically based, capacity-building collaboration between North American and Ugandan teaching institutions...
- Challenges of Anesthesia in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Access to Safe Obstetric Anesthesia in East AfricaIsabella Epiu
From the Department of Anaesthesia, University of California Global Health Institute Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda Department of Anaesthesia, Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda Department of Anaesthesia, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Centre Hospitalo Universitaire de Kamenge, Bujumbura, Burundi University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda and Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California, San Francisco
Anesth Analg . 2016..Because many of these deaths could likely be averted with access to safe surgery, including cesarean delivery, we set out to assess the capacity to provide safe anesthetic care for mothers in the main referral hospitals in East Africa...
- Teaching surgical skills using video internet communication in a resource-limited settingAmy M Autry
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94115, USA
Obstet Gynecol 122:127-31. 2013..To study the feasibility and acceptability of using video Internet communication to teach and evaluate surgical skills in a low-resource setting...
- Developing a curriculum for anaesthesia training in low- and middle-income countriesGerald Dubowitz
Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 26:17-21. 2012..A combination of coordination and collaboration will increase the efficacy of implementing new or upgrading existing programs and will allow clearly defined paths to be defined in the future...
- Pulse oximetry in the diagnosis of acute mountain sicknessTerry O'Connor
University of California at San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA
High Alt Med Biol 5:341-8. 2004..The utility of pulse oximetry remains limited in the diagnosis of AMS. We recommend further study to determine the possible utility of pulse rate in the diagnosis and prediction of AMS...
- Adaptation to altitude as a vehicle for experiential learning of physiology by university undergraduatesDavid S Weigle
Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
Adv Physiol Educ 31:270-8. 2007....
- Temazepam at high altitude reduces periodic breathing without impairing next-day performance: a randomized cross-over double-blind studyAnnabel H Nickol
Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine, Churchill Hospital, Headington, Oxford, UK
J Sleep Res 15:445-54. 2006..We conclude that at high altitude temazepam is effective in reducing periodic breathing, and is safe to use, without any adverse effect upon next-day performance...