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ENT from afar: Opportunities for remote patient assessment, clinical management, teaching and learning.

Mahmood F Bhutta, De Wet Swanepoel, Johan Fagan,

Remote communication in ENT has been expanding, spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. Conferences and teaching have moved online, enabling easier participation and reducing financial and environmental costs. Online multi-disciplinary meetings have recently been instigated in Africa to discuss management of cases in head and neck cancer, or cochlear implantation, expanding ... Read more >>

Clin Otolaryngol (Clinical otolaryngology : official journal of ENT-UK ; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery)
[2021, 46(4):689-691]

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Challenges facing otolaryngologists in low- and middle-income countries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maxwell P Kligerman, Shaina Lamour, Samuel Okerosi, ,

The COVID-19 pandemic poses significant challenges for otolaryngologists practicing in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This commentary highlights some of the particular challenges in low resource settings, including limited testing, insufficient personal protective equipment, small numbers of surgeons, and competing socio-economic demands. The commentary focuses on specific examples from around ... Read more >>

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol (International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology)
[2020, 138:110322]

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Reconstructive considerations in low and middle-income countries.

Brian Cervenka, Stephen Trudeau, Johan Fagan, Chad Zender,

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:Surgical mission trips in head and neck surgery are common. There are an increasing number of surgical groups performing complex reconstructions in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). Consideration of reconstructive options that are location and patient specific are critical for optimum patient care and local physician education. RECENT ... Read more >>

Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery)
[2018, 26(5):340-346]

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Professional competence in South Africa.

Johan Fagan, Gerhard Lindeque,

S Afr Med J (South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde)
[2014, 104(8):524]

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Strategies to improve clinical research in surgery through international collaboration.

Kjetil Søreide, Derek Alderson, Anders Bergenfelz, John Beynon, Saxon Connor, Dan L Deckelbaum, Cornelis H Dejong, Jonathan J Earnshaw, Patrick Kyamanywa, Rodrigo O Perez, Yoshiharu Sakai, Desmond C Winter, ,

More than 235 million patients undergo surgery every year worldwide, but less than 1% are enrolled in surgical clinical trials--few of which are international collaborations. Several levels of action are needed to improve this situation. International research collaborations in surgery between developed and developing countries could encourage capacity building and ... Read more >>

Lancet (Lancet (London, England))
[2013, 382(9898):1140-1151]

Cited: 33 times

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Survey of otolaryngology services in Central America: need for a comprehensive intervention.

Richard Wagner, Johan Fagan,

In the developing world, there exists a scarcity of services and training in otolaryngology, audiology, and speech therapy, which is reflected by the gap between health care delivery in high-income countries and low-income countries. We surveyed, by questionnaire, the countries of Central America, except for Belize, because of the lack ... Read more >>

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery)
[2013, 149(5):674-678]

Cited: 9 times

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International practice of laryngectomy rehabilitation interventions: a perspective from South Africa.

Johan J Fagan, Roslyn Lentin, Gavin Quail,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>This review reflects on the experience of speech rehabilitation of laryngectomees at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town and expands on ways of dealing with the challenges that practising in a developing world setting presents.<h4>Recent findings</h4>Postlaryngectomy speech rehabilitation is unavailable in most African countries because of a ... Read more >>

Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery)
[2013, 21(3):199-204]

Cited: 2 times

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Do South African universities provide the required training platforms for otolaryngology specialist training?

Shazia Peer, Johan Fagan,

<h4>Background</h4>Concern exists about the quality of specialist training platforms at South African universities and teaching hospitals.<h4>Method</h4>We conducted an audit of the quality of training at South African otolaryngology (ENT) training institutions from the perspective of the registrars.<h4>Results</h4>Some institutions were deficient in terms of supervision, theatre time, access to teaching aids ... Read more >>

S Afr Med J (South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde)
[2012, 102(8):691-692]

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How has the OSD affected our state hospitals?

Jeannette Parkes, Raymond Abratt, Allan Taylor, David le Feuvre, Elizabeth Murray, Barbara Robertson, Tessa Kotze, David Marais, Del Khan, Tracy Kilborn, Nicky Wieselthaler, Himal Gajjar, Lenny Handler, Johan Fagan, Ariane Spitaels, Adrian Morrison, Alan Davidson, Shamiel Salie, Mike Urban, Ash Rajkumar, Vincent Pretorius, Magriet van Niekerk, Germaine Ferreira, Marli Wolmerans, Lyall Cyster, Darren King, Sebastian Okwuosa, Sanet van Staden, Margarethe van Niekerk, Jana Winckler, Heinrich Meissenheimer, Annie Botes, Deon Tait, Jodine Visagie, Steve Swarts, Marina Klocke, Vanessa Lomas, Ilke Marais, Werner Vijoen, Jennie Perry, Nokwazi Nkosi, Katrin Stuve,

S Afr Med J (South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde)
[2009, 99(11):788-789]

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Aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss: South Africans at risk.

Soraya Bardien, Greetje de Jong, H Simon Schaaf, Tashneem Harris, Johan Fagan, Lucretia Petersen,

S Afr Med J (South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde)
[2009, 99(6):440-441]

Cited: 7 times

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A rapid method for detection of five known mutations associated with aminoglycoside-induced deafness.

Soraya Bardien, Hannique Human, Tashneem Harris, Gwynneth Hefke, Rene Veikondis, H Simon Schaaf, Lize van der Merwe, John H Greinwald, Johan Fagan, Greetje de Jong,

<h4>Background</h4>South Africa has one of the highest incidences of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the world. Concomitantly, aminoglycosides are commonly used in this country as a treatment against MDR-TB. To date, at least five mutations are known to confer susceptibility to aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss. The aim of the present study was ... Read more >>

BMC Med Genet (BMC medical genetics)
[2009, 10:2]

Cited: 27 times

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Survey of ENT services in Africa: need for a comprehensive intervention.

Johan J Fagan, Marian Jacobs,

<h4>Background</h4>Burden of disease (BOD) is greatest in resource-starved regions such as Africa. Even though hearing disability ranks third on the list of non-fatal disabling conditions in low- and middle-income countries, ear, nose, and throat (ENT) disorders are not specifically coded for within the framework governing global BOD estimates, and in ... Read more >>

Glob Health Action (Global health action)
[2009, 2:]

Cited: 46 times

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Advances in endoscopic sinonasal and anterior skull base surgery.

Darlene Lubbe, Patrick Semple, Johan Fagan,

Endoscopic transnasal surgery is rapidly replacing more radical external 'open' procedures. At Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, we performed 94 advanced endoscopic sinonasal and anterior skull base procedures over a 2-year period. Most of these would previously have been performed using large external incisions requiring more invasive surgery with significantly ... Read more >>

S Afr Med J (South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde)
[2008, 98(8):623-625]

Cited: 2 times

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