Monthly Archives: April 2014

Homemade Baby Food

This article made me stand up and cheer the great job families are doing: As Parents Make Their Own Baby Food, Industry Tries to Adapt – NYTimes.com Parents are now the number two producer of baby food. That’s a win … Continue reading

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Improving Immunization Rates

  The practice participated in the PROTECT performance improvement modules (PIM) for both childhood and adolescent immunizations, and we are pleased to announce our results.   Our goal for the childhood immunizations was to improve the number of children receiving … Continue reading

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Quy Khon: day 11

I started my last day in Quy Khon at 5 am with a walk along the beach. People were up enjoying the cool breeze with volleyball and badminton. Our last day in the operating room was filled with simpler same-day … Continue reading

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Quy Khon: day 10

Every team I join on these trips presses me. There are many ReSurge veterans along with some newbies. Our team leader is Dr. George Gregory, anesthesia.

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Quy Khon: day 9

We had a visit today from a little girl whose cleft lip we repaired last week. Today there were burn contractures that were grafted and repaired. Injuries from fires, cooking over open flames, electrical lines and gasoline are common. Outside … Continue reading

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Quy Khon: day 8

Back to work. Eleven cases today. Some of the team spent the night in the hospital monitoring a toddler after a cleft pLate repair. He did well. It was past time for the dinner menu so it was a coconut … Continue reading

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Quy Knon Weekend

After rounding at the hospital Saturday and discharging patients, we visited the Nguyen NGA Center for Young People with Special Needs. There children with physical disabilities learn a trade like sewing, playing a musical instrument, crafts and computers. From there … Continue reading

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Quy Nhon: day 5

On clinic day we also see some adults. A 58 year old farmer with a cleft lip came to be evaluated by the surgeons. He had been coming to international volunteer clinics since he was in his twenties only to … Continue reading

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Quy Nhon: day 3

Last night our evening rounds ended at 9:30 p.m.–which was 7:30 a.m. back in California. To figure out the time back home I subtract 2 from my time here and flip my p.m. to a.m. or vice versa. This morning … Continue reading

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Quy Nhon: day 4

Today a family arrived for evaluation and their son was added to the schedule and had his cleft palate repaired. Cleft palate is when the top of the mouth isn’t closed over. There are a number of children with ptosis … Continue reading

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