Selected Publications

Below are some publications from the staff and students of our lab. Updated references can be found at CommiSur Lab Publications List

1: Emil S. North-South surgical training partnerships. Can J Surg. 2021 Apr
8;64(2):E240. doi: 10.1503/cjs.2164201. PMID: 33829733; PMCID: PMC8064241.

2: Balvardi S, St-Louis E, Yousef Y, Toobaie A, Guadagno E, Baird R, Poenaru D.
Systematic review of grading systems for adverse surgical outcomes. Can J Surg.
2021 Mar 26;64(2):E196-E204. doi: 10.1503/cjs.016919. PMID: 33769003; PMCID:

3: Emil S. Eva’s Legacy. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 Mar 1;175(3):235. doi:
10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.5269. PMID: 33369624.

4: Balvardi S, Fiore J, Feldman LS, Emil S, Poenaru D. Emergency department
utilization by children with general surgical conditions during the COVID-19
pandemic. Br J Surg. 2021 Jan 22:znaa096. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znaa096. Epub ahead
of print. PMID: 33793715; PMCID: PMC7929116.

5: Arulanandam B, Dorais M, Li P, Poenaru D. The burden of waiting: wait times
for pediatric surgical procedures in Quebec and compliance with national
benchmarks. Can J Surg. 2021 Jan 7;64(1):E14-E22. doi: 10.1503/cjs.020619. PMID:
33412000; PMCID: PMC7955833.

6: Seyi-Olajide JO, Anderson JE, Kaseje N, Ozgediz D, Gathuya Z, Poenaru D,
Johnson W, Bickler SW, Farmer DL, Lakhoo K, Oldham K, Ameh EA; Global Initiative
for Children’s Surgery. Inclusion of Children’s Surgery in National Surgical
Plans and Child Health Programmes: the need and roadmap from Global Initiative
for Children’s Surgery. Pediatr Surg Int. 2021 May;37(5):529-537. doi:
10.1007/s00383-020-04813-x. Epub 2021 Jan 5. PMID: 33399928.

7: Knaapen M, Hall NJ, Moulin D, van der Lee JH, Butcher NJ, Minneci PC,
Svensson JF, St Peter SD, Adams S, Nah SA, Skarsgard ED, Zani A, Emil S,
Suominen JS, Aziz DA, Rai R, Offringa M, van Heurn EW, Bakx R, Gorter RR; + On
behalf of the pediatric appendicitis COS development group. International Core
Outcome Set for Acute Simple Appendicitis in Children: Results of A Systematic
Review, Delphi Study, and Focus Groups with Young People. Ann Surg. 2020 Dec 29.
doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004707. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33630468.

8: Dahir S, Cotache-Condor CF, Concepcion T, Mohamed M, Poenaru D, Adan Ismail
E, Leather AJM, Rice HE, Smith ER; Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery.
Interpreting the Lancet surgical indicators in Somaliland: a cross-sectional
study. BMJ Open. 2020 Dec 29;10(12):e042968. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-042968.
PMID: 33376180; PMCID: PMC7778782.

9: Niburski K, Guadagno E, Abbasgholizadeh-Rahimi S, Poenaru D. Shared Decision
Making in Surgery: A Meta-Analysis of Existing Literature. Patient. 2020
Dec;13(6):667-681. doi: 10.1007/s40271-020-00443-6. PMID: 32880820.

10: Mohtashami S, Safa N, Guadagno E, Baird R, Poenaru D. Derivation of a
complication burden score based on disability-adjusted life years to assess
patient burden following surgery: a pilot study. Can J Surg. 2020 Nov-
Dec;63(6):E517-E526. doi: 10.1503/cjs.004819. PMID: 33155974; PMCID: PMC7747837.

11: Cairo SB, Pu Q, Malemo Kalisya L, Fadhili Bake J, Zaidi R, Poenaru D,
Rothstein DH. Geospatial Mapping of Pediatric Surgical Capacity in North Kivu,
Democratic Republic of Congo. World J Surg. 2020 Nov;44(11):3620-3628. doi:
10.1007/s00268-020-05680-2. PMID: 32651605.

12: Safa N, Wei S, Saran N, Guadagno E, Laberge JM, Emil S. Musculoskeletal
deformities after thoracic surgery in children: An observational long-term
follow-up study. J Pediatr Surg. 2021 Jan;56(1):136-141. doi:
10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2020.09.024. Epub 2020 Oct 6. PMID: 33168178.

13: Traynor MD Jr, St Louis E, Hernandez MC, Alsayed AS, Klinkner DB, Baird R,
Poenaru D, Kong VY, Moir CR, Zielinski MD, Laing GL, Bruce JL, Clarke DL.
Comparison of the Pediatric Resuscitation and Trauma Outcome (PRESTO) Model and
Pediatric Trauma Scoring Systems in a Middle-Income Country. World J Surg. 2020
Aug;44(8):2518-2525. doi: 10.1007/s00268-020-05512-3. PMID: 32314007.

14: Niburski K, Guadagno E, Mohtashami S, Poenaru D. Shared decision making in
surgery: A scoping review of the literature. Health Expect. 2020
Oct;23(5):1241-1249. doi: 10.1111/hex.13105. Epub 2020 Jul 22. PMID: 32700367;
PMCID: PMC7696205.

15: Nguyen N, Leveille E, Guadagno E, Kalisya LM, Poenaru D. Use of mobile
health technologies for postoperative care in paediatric surgery: A systematic
review. J Telemed Telecare. 2020 Jun 30:1357633X20934682. doi:
10.1177/1357633X20934682. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32605411.

16: Concepcion TL, Dahir S, Mohamed M, Hiltbrunn K, Ismail EA, Poenaru D, Rice
HE, Smith ER; Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery. Barriers to Surgical
Care Among Children in Somaliland: An Application of the Three Delays Framework.
World J Surg. 2020 Jun;44(6):1712-1718. doi: 10.1007/s00268-020-05414-4. PMID:

17: Rocha TAH, Vissoci J, Rocha N, Poenaru D, Shrime M, Smith ER, Rice HE;
Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery. Towards defining the surgical
workforce for children: a geospatial analysis in Brazil. BMJ Open. 2020 Mar
24;10(3):e034253. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034253. PMID: 32209626; PMCID:

18: Beaudoin PL, Anchouche S, Gaffar R, Guadagno E, Ayad T, Poenaru D. Barriers
in Access to Care for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer in Resource-Limited
Settings: A Systematic Review. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Mar
1;146(3):291-297. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4311. PMID: 31944228.

19: Smith ER, Concepcion TL, Shrime M, Niemeier K, Mohamed M, Dahir S, Ismail
EA, Poenaru D, Rice HE; Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery. Waiting Too
Long: The Contribution of Delayed Surgical Access to Pediatric Disease Burden in
Somaliland. World J Surg. 2020 Mar;44(3):656-664. doi:
10.1007/s00268-019-05239-w. PMID: 31654200.

20: St-Louis E, Petroze R, Baird R, Razek T, Poenaru D, Calland JF, Byiringiro
JC, Ntaganda E. Calibration and validation of the pediatric resuscitation and
trauma outcome model among injured children in Rwanda. J Pediatr Surg. 2020
Nov;55(11):2510-2516. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2020.01.056. Epub 2020 Feb 19.
PMID: 32151404.

21: Meng F, Zuo KJ, Amar-Zifkin A, Baird R, Cugno S, Poenaru D. Pediatric burn
contractures in low- and lower middle-income countries: A systematic review of
causes and factors affecting outcome. Burns. 2020 Aug;46(5):993-1004. doi:
10.1016/j.burns.2019.06.001. Epub 2019 Dec 6. PMID: 31813620.

22: Hamad D, Yousef Y, Caminsky NG, Guadagno E, Tran VA, Laberge JM, Emil S,
Poenaru D. Defining the critical pediatric surgical workforce density for
improving surgical outcomes: a global study. J Pediatr Surg. 2020
Mar;55(3):493-512. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.11.001. Epub 2019 Nov 27. PMID:

23: Concepcion TL, Smith ER, Mohamed M, Dahir S, Ismail EA, Leather AJM, Poenaru
D, Rice HE; Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery. Provision of Surgical Care
for Children Across Somaliland: Challenges and Policy Guidance. World J Surg.
2019 Nov;43(11):2934-2944. doi: 10.1007/s00268-019-05079-8. PMID: 31297580.

24: Ademuyiwa AO, Odugbemi TO, Bode CO, Elebute OA, Alakaloko FM, Alabi EO,
Bankole O, Ladipo-Ajayi O, Seyi-Olajide JO, Okusanya B, Abazie O, Ademuyiwa IY,
Onwuka A, Tran T, Makanjuola A, Gupta S, Ots R, Harrison EM, Poenaru D, Nwomeh
BC. Prevalence of surgically correctable conditions among children in a mixed
urban-rural community in Nigeria using the SOSAS survey tool: Implications for
paediatric surgical capacity-building. PLoS One. 2019 Oct 10;14(10):e0223423.
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0223423. PMID: 31600252; PMCID: PMC6786634.

25: Wright NJ; Global PaedSurg Research Collaboration. Management and outcomes
of gastrointestinal congenital anomalies in low, middle and high income
countries: protocol for a multicentre, international, prospective cohort study.
BMJ Open. 2019 Sep 3;9(8):e030452. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030452. PMID:
31481373; PMCID: PMC6731898.

26: St-Louis E, Hassamal R, Razek T, Baird R, Poenaru D, Hardcastle TC.
Validation of the PRESTO score in injured children in a South-African quaternary
trauma center. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Jul;55(7):1245-1248. doi:
10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.08.008. Epub 2019 Aug 23. PMID: 31515111.

27: Vissoci JRN, Ong CT, Andrade L, Rocha TAH, Silva NCD, Poenaru D, Smith ER,
Rice HE; Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery. Disparities in surgical care
for children across Brazil: Use of geospatial analysis. PLoS One. 2019 Aug
20;14(8):e0220959. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0220959. PMID: 31430312; PMCID:

28: Whitaker J, Denning M, O’Donohoe N, Poenaru D, Guadagno E, Leather A, Davies
J. Assessing trauma care health systems in low- and middle-income countries, a
protocol for a systematic literature review and narrative synthesis. Syst Rev.
2019 Jul 2;8(1):157. doi: 10.1186/s13643-019-1075-8. PMID: 31266537; PMCID:

29: Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery. Global Initiative for Children’s
Surgery: A Model of Global Collaboration to Advance the Surgical Care of
Children. World J Surg. 2019 Jun;43(6):1416-1425. doi:
10.1007/s00268-018-04887-8. PMID: 30623232; PMCID: PMC7019676.

30: Poenaru D, Seyi-Olajide JO. Developing Metrics to Define Progress in
Children’s Surgery. World J Surg. 2019 Jun;43(6):1456-1465. doi:
10.1007/s00268-018-4868-3. PMID: 30498890.

31: Emil S. Error traps and culture of safety in the treatment of abdominal wall
defects. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2019 Jun;28(3):124-130. doi:
10.1053/j.sempedsurg.2019.04.015. Epub 2019 Apr 25. PMID: 31171145.

32: Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery. Optimal Resources for Children’s
Surgical Care: Executive Summary. World J Surg. 2019 Apr;43(4):978-980. doi:
10.1007/s00268-018-04888-7. PMID: 30725368.

33: Wright N, Abantanga F, Amoah M, Appeadu-Mensah W, Bokhary Z, Bvulani B,
Davies J, Miti S, Nandi B, Nimako B, Poenaru D, Tabiri S, Yifieyeh A, Ade-Ajayi
N, Sevdalis N, Leather A. Developing and implementing an interventional bundle
to reduce mortality from gastroschisis in low-resource settings. Wellcome Open
Res. 2019 Mar 8;4:46. doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15113.1. PMID: 30984879;
PMCID: PMC6456836.

34: Miranda ME, Emil S, de Mattos Paixão R, Piçarro C, Cruzeiro PCF, Campos BA,
Pontes AK, Tatsuo ES. A 25-year study of gastroschisis outcomes in a middle-
income country. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Jul;54(7):1481-1486. doi:
10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.02.020. Epub 2019 Feb 24. PMID: 30898402.

35: LaRusso K, Schaack G, Fung T, McGregor K, Long J, Dumas MP, Attari Z, Yousef
Y, Girgis H, Raghunathan R, Sant’Anna A, Emil S. Should you pick the PICC?
Prolonged use of peripherally inserted central venous catheters in children with
intestinal failure. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 May;54(5):999-1004. doi:
10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.01.052. Epub 2019 Feb 6. PMID: 30795912.

36: Emil S, Langer JC, Blair G, Miller G, Aspirot A, Brisseau G, Hancock BJ. The
Canadian pediatric surgery workforce: A 5-year prospective study. J Pediatr
Surg. 2019 May;54(5):1009-1012. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.01.044. Epub 2019
Feb 5. PMID: 30795911.

37: Blackmore C, Puligandla PS, Emil S, Romao R, Lopushinsky SR. A transition to
discipline curriculum for pediatric surgery trainees: Evaluation of a pediatric
surgery boot camp from 2017 to 2018. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 May;54(5):1024-1028.
doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.01.047. Epub 2019 Feb 4. PMID: 30786988.

38: Toobaie A, Yousef Y, Balvardi S, St-Louis E, Baird R, Guadagno E, Poenaru D.
Incidence and prevalence of congenital anomalies in low- and middle-income
countries: A systematic review. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 May;54(5):1089-1093. doi:
10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.01.034. Epub 2019 Feb 2. PMID: 30786990.

39: Petroze RT, Caminsky NG, Trebichavsky J, Bouchard S, Le-Nguyen A, Laberge
JM, Emil S, Puligandla PS. Prenatal prediction of survival in congenital
diaphragmatic hernia: An audit of postnatal outcomes. J Pediatr Surg. 2019
May;54(5):925-931. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.01.021. Epub 2019 Jan 31. PMID:

40: Concepcion T, Mohamed M, Dahir S, Adan Ismail E, Poenaru D, Rice HE, Smith
ER; Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery. Prevalence of Pediatric Surgical
Conditions Across Somaliland. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Jan 4;2(1):e186857. doi:
10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.6857. PMID: 30646203; PMCID: PMC6484554.

41: Alakaloko FM, St-Louis E, Ademuyiwa AO, Poenaru D, Bode C. Determination of
Visual Portfolio for Surgeons OverSeas Assessment of Surgical Needs Nigeria
Study: Consensus Generation through an e-Delphi Process. Niger J Surg. 2019 Jan-
Jun;25(1):30-35. doi: 10.4103/njs.NJS_30_18. PMID: 31007509; PMCID: PMC6452749.

42: Wright NJ, Langer M, Norman IC, Akhbari M, Wafford QE, Ade-Ajayi N, Davies
J, Poenaru D, Sevdalis N, Leather A. Improving outcomes for neonates with
gastroschisis in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review
protocol. BMJ Paediatr Open. 2018 Dec 27;2(1):e000392. doi:
10.1136/bmjpo-2018-000392. PMID: 30687800; PMCID: PMC6326322.

43: Yousef Y, St-Louis E, Baird R, Smith ER, Guadagno E, St-Vil D, Poenaru D. A
systematic review of capacity assessment tools in pediatric surgery: Global
Assessment in Pediatric Surgery (GAPS) Phase I. J Pediatr Surg. 2019
Apr;54(4):831-837. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.11.005. Epub 2018 Dec 13. PMID:

44: MacKinnon N, St-Louis E, Yousef Y, Situma M, Poenaru D. Out-of-Pocket and
Catastrophic Expenses Incurred by Seeking Pediatric and Adult Surgical Care at a
Public, Tertiary Care Centre in Uganda. World J Surg. 2018 Nov;42(11):3520-3527.
doi: 10.1007/s00268-018-4691-x. PMID: 29858920.

45: St-Louis E, Paradis T, Landry T, Poenaru D. Factors contributing to
successful trauma registry implementation in low- and middle-income countries: A
systematic review. Injury. 2018 Dec;49(12):2100-2110. doi:
10.1016/j.injury.2018.10.007. Epub 2018 Oct 8. PMID: 30333086.

46: St-Louis E, Miao J, Emil S, Baird R, Bettolli M, Montpetit K, Goyette J,
Laberge JM. Vacuum bell treatment of pectus excavatum: An early North American
experience. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Jan;54(1):194-199. doi:
10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.10.011. Epub 2018 Oct 5. PMID: 30414687.

47: Baird R, Ingelmo P, Wei A, Meghani Y, Perez EV, Pelletier H, Auer G,
Mujallid R, Emil S, Laberge JM, Puligandla P, Shaw K, Poenaru D. Nebulized
analgesia during laparoscopic appendectomy (NALA): A randomized triple-blind
placebo controlled trial. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Jan;54(1):33-38. doi:
10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.10.029. Epub 2018 Oct 5. PMID: 30366723.

48: Smith ER, Concepcion T, Lim S, Sadler S, Poenaru D, Saxton AT, Shrime M,
Ameh E, Rice HE; Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery. Disability Weights
for Pediatric Surgical Procedures: A Systematic Review and Analysis. World J
Surg. 2018 Sep;42(9):3021-3034. doi: 10.1007/s00268-018-4537-6. PMID: 29441407.

49: Emil S. Surgical strategies in complex gastroschisis. Semin Pediatr Surg.
2018 Oct;27(5):309-315. doi: 10.1053/j.sempedsurg.2018.08.003. Epub 2018 Aug 25.
PMID: 30413262.

50: Emil S. Current Options for the Treatment of Pectus Carinatum: When to Brace
and When to Operate? Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Aug;28(4):347-354. doi:
10.1055/s-0038-1667297. Epub 2018 Aug 15. PMID: 30112746.

51: Dewan MC, Baticulon RE, Ravindran K, Bonfield CM, Poenaru D, Harkness W.
Pediatric neurosurgical bellwether procedures for infrastructure capacity
building in hospitals and healthcare systems worldwide. Childs Nerv Syst. 2018
Oct;34(10):1837-1846. doi: 10.1007/s00381-018-3902-y. Epub 2018 Jul 21. PMID:

52: Yousef Y, Lee A, Ayele F, Poenaru D. Delayed access to care and unmet burden
of pediatric surgical disease in resource-constrained African countries. J
Pediatr Surg. 2019 Apr;54(4):845-853. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.06.018. Epub
2018 Jun 27. PMID: 30017069.

53: Emil S. Management of suspected thyroglossal duct cysts. J Pediatr Surg.
2018 Oct;53(10):2081. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.05.023. Epub 2018 Jun 22.
PMID: 29983188.

54: Paradis T, St-Louis E, Landry T, Poenaru D. Strategies for successful trauma
registry implementation in low- and middle-income countries-protocol for a
systematic review. Syst Rev. 2018 Feb 21;7(1):33. doi:
10.1186/s13643-018-0700-2. PMID: 29467037; PMCID: PMC5822522.

55: Pilkington M, Situma M, Winthrop A, Poenaru D. Quantifying delays and self-
identified barriers to timely access to pediatric surgery at Mbarara Regional
Referral Hospital, Uganda. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 May;53(5):1073-1079. doi:
10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.02.045. Epub 2018 Feb 12. PMID: 29548493.

56: Yousef Y, Youssef F, Homsy M, Dinh T, Stagg H, Petroze R, Baird R, Larberge
JM, Poenaru D, Puligandla P, Shaw K, Emil S. Appropriate use of total parenteral
nutrition in children with perforated appendicitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2018
May;53(5):991-995. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.02.030. Epub 2018 Feb 9. PMID:

57: Kay-Rivest E, Mascarella MA, Puligandla P, Emil S, Saint-Martin C, Nguyen
LHP, Daniel SJ, Baird R. Intrathyroidal thymic tissue in children: Avoiding
unnecessary surgery. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 May;53(5):1010-1013. doi:
10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.02.011. Epub 2018 Feb 8. PMID: 29519570.

58: Yousef Y, Drudi S, Sant’Anna AM, Emil S. Parental presence at induction of
anesthesia: perceptions of a pediatric surgical department before and after
program implementation. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Aug;53(8):1606-1610. doi:
10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.01.007. Epub 2018 Jan 31. PMID: 29455886.

59: Emil S, Youssef F, Arbash G, Baird R, Laberge JM, Puligandla P, Albuquerque
P. The utility of magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis and management of
pediatric benign ovarian lesions. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Oct;53(10):2013-2018.
doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.12.028. Epub 2018 Jan 31. PMID: 29433795.

60: Yousef Y, Youssef F, Dinh T, Pandya K, Stagg H, Homsy M, Baird R, Laberge
JM, Poenaru D, Puligandla P, Shaw K, Emil S. Risk stratification in pediatric
perforated appendicitis: Prospective correlation with outcomes and resource
utilization. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Feb;53(2):250-255. doi:
10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.11.023. Epub 2017 Nov 14. PMID: 29223673.

61: Wei S, Saran N, Emil S. Musculoskeletal deformities following neonatal
thoracotomy: long-term follow-up of an esophageal atresia cohort. J Pediatr
Surg. 2017 Dec;52(12):1898-1903. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.08.062. Epub 2017
Sep 5. PMID: 28958717.

62: Emil S, O’Neill J, Poenaru D. Let our fellows go: a plea for allowing global
surgery electives during pediatric surgical training. J Pediatr Surg. 2017
Dec;52(12):2088-2090. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.08.070. Epub 2017 Sep 5.
PMID: 28947325.

63: Yousef Y, Youssef F, Homsy M, Dinh T, Pandya K, Stagg H, Baird R, Laberge
JM, Poenaru D, Puligandla P, Shaw K, Emil S. Standardization of care for
pediatric perforated appendicitis improves outcomes. J Pediatr Surg. 2017
Dec;52(12):1916-1920. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.08.054. Epub 2017 Sep 5.
PMID: 28935397.

64: Goodman LF, St-Louis E, Yousef Y, Cheung M, Ure B, Ozgediz D, Ameh EA,
Bickler S, Poenaru D, Oldham K, Farmer D, Lakhoo K; GICS Collaborators. The
Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery: Optimal Resources for Improving Care.
Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Feb;28(1):51-59. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1604399. Epub 2017
Aug 14. PMID: 28806850.

65: Shrime MG, Alkire BC, Grimes C, Chao TE, Poenaru D, Verguet S. Cost-
Effectiveness in Global Surgery: Pearls, Pitfalls, and a Checklist. World J
Surg. 2017 Jun;41(6):1401-1413. doi: 10.1007/s00268-017-3875-0. PMID: 28105528.

66: Poenaru D, Pemberton J, Frankfurter C, Cameron BH, Stolk E. Establishing
disability weights for congenital pediatric surgical conditions: a multi-modal
approach. Popul Health Metr. 2017 Mar 4;15(1):8. doi: 10.1186/s12963-017-0125-5.
PMID: 28259148; PMCID: PMC5336647.

67: Chung KY, Hanemaayer A, Poenaru D. Pediatric Hand Surgery in Global Health:
The Role for International Outreach. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Feb;78(2):162-170.
doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000959. PMID: 28079698.

68: Stagg H, Cameron BH, Ahmed N, Butler A, Jimenez-Rivera C, Yanchar NL, Martin
SR, Emil S, Anthopoulos G, Schreiber RA, Laberge JM; Canadian Biliary Atresia
Registry. Variability of diagnostic approach, surgical technique, and medical
management for children with biliary atresia in Canada – Is it time for
standardization? J Pediatr Surg. 2017 May;52(5):802-806. doi:
10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.01.041. Epub 2017 Jan 30. PMID: 28189446.

69: Toobaie A, Emil S, Ozgediz D, Krishnaswami S, Poenaru D. Pediatric surgical
capacity in Africa: Current status and future needs. J Pediatr Surg. 2017
May;52(5):843-848. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.01.033. Epub 2017 Jan 29. PMID:

70: Youssef F, Laberge JM, Puligandla P, Emil S; Canadian Pediatric Surgery
Network (CAPSNet). Determinants of outcomes in patients with simple
gastroschisis. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 May;52(5):710-714. doi:
10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.01.019. Epub 2017 Jan 28. PMID: 28188037.

71: Puligandla PS, Baird R, Skarsgard ED, Emil S, Laberge JM; Canadian Pediatric
Surgery Network (CAPSNet). Outcome prediction in gastroschisis – The
gastroschisis prognostic score (GPS) revisited. J Pediatr Surg. 2017
May;52(5):718-721. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.01.017. Epub 2017 Jan 27. PMID:

72: GlobalSurg Collaborative. Determinants of morbidity and mortality following
emergency abdominal surgery in children in low-income and middle-income
countries. BMJ Glob Health. 2016 Dec 12;1(4):e000091. doi:
10.1136/bmjgh-2016-000091. Erratum in: BMJ Glob Health. 2017 Jan 30;2(1): PMID:
28588977; PMCID: PMC5321375.

73: Corlew DS, Alkire BC, Poenaru D, Meara JG, Shrime MG. Economic valuation of
the impact of a large surgical charity using the value of lost welfare approach.
BMJ Glob Health. 2016 Dec 8;1(4):e000059. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2016-000059. PMID:
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74: Saxton AT, Poenaru D, Ozgediz D, Ameh EA, Farmer D, Smith ER, Rice HE.
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