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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427944/creating-a-global-acute-care-surgery-fellowship-to-meet-international-need
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Amina I Merchant, Camila B Walters, Julie Valenzuela, Kelly A McQueen, Addison K May
INTRODUCTION: Existing Acute Care Surgery (ACS) fellowships are positioned to develop well-trained surgeons with specific skills to facilitate improvements in care delivery in Global ACS. Many resident and fellowship programs offer clinical electives that expose trainees to operative experiences, exposing trainees to the needs in resource-challenged settings. However, most lack a focus on long-term development and research designed to enhance the country's local skills, capability, and capacity...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423177/comparison-of-appendectomy-outcomes-between-senior-general-surgeons-and-general-surgery-residents
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Baha Siam, Abbas Al-Kurd, Natalia Simanovsky, Haitham Awesat, Yahav Cohn, Brigitte Helou, Ahmed Eid, Haggi Mazeh
Importance: In some centers, the presence of a senior general surgeon (SGS) is obligatory in every procedure, including appendectomy, while in others it is not. There is a relative paucity in the literature of reports comparing the outcomes of appendectomies performed by unsupervised general surgery residents (GSRs) with those performed in the presence of an SGS. Objective: To compare the outcomes of appendectomies performed by SGSs with those performed by GSRs...
April 19, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421875/three-dimensional-printing-and-its-applications-in-otorhinolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery
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Trevor D Crafts, Susan E Ellsperman, Todd J Wannemuehler, Travis D Bellicchi, Taha Z Shipchandler, Avinash V Mantravadi
Objective Three-dimensional (3D)-printing technology is being employed in a variety of medical and surgical specialties to improve patient care and advance resident physician training. As the costs of implementing 3D printing have declined, the use of this technology has expanded, especially within surgical specialties. This article explores the types of 3D printing available, highlights the benefits and drawbacks of each methodology, provides examples of how 3D printing has been applied within the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, discusses future innovations, and explores the financial impact of these advances...
November 1, 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417670/case-logging-practices-in-otolaryngology-residency-training-national-survey-of-residents-and-program-directors
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Sarah M Dermody, William Gao, Johnathan D McGinn, Sonya Malekzadeh
Objective (1) Evaluate the consistency and manner in which otolaryngology residents log surgical cases. (2) Assess the extent of instruction and guidance provided by program directors on case-logging practices. Study Design Cross-sectional national survey. Setting Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education otolaryngology residency programs in the United States. Subjects and Methods US otolaryngology residents, postgraduate year 2 through graduating chiefs as of July 2016, were recruited to respond to an anonymous questionnaire designed to characterize surgical case-logging practices...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414959/the-visualization-of-the-surgical-field-in-tubular-assisted-spine-surgery-is-there-a-difference-between-hd-endoscopy-and-microscopy
#5
Benedikt W Burkhardt, M Wilmes, Salman Sharif, Joachim M Oertel
OBJECTIVE: Expert spinal surgeons criticized endoscopic procedures for poor image quality, in comparison to microscopic visualization. The recent introduction of high definition (HD) digital cameras has shown good results in spinal endoscopy. The aim of this study was to assess endoscopic HD image quality in comparison with microscopic visualization. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All posterior lumbar and cervical spinal surgeries of this study were performed with the EasyGO-system in HD resolution...
April 11, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411714/evaluating-the-venous-experience-in-vascular-surgery-training
#6
Michael C Siah, Steven D Abramowitz, Paul Haser, John Ricotta, Edward Y Woo, Robyn Macsata
OBJECTIVE: There is an increasing recognition and treatment of venous disease in the United States; results of the Society for Vascular Surgery 2014 membership survey showed that venous disease represents 18.8% of a vascular surgeon's current practice. Despite this, there are no operative objectives or case requirements specific to venous disease for vascular surgery trainees. The objective of this study was to examine the current venous surgical training experience of graduating vascular surgery trainees...
May 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410834/wearing-id-badges-in-the-operating-room-environment-is-reconsideration-warranted
#7
Matthew H Hogue, Kris P Heilmann, John J Callaghan
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection and nosocomial infections in general have appropriately undergone increased scrutiny over the last decade. Numerous studies have documented pathogenic bacterial contamination of personal items such as cell phones, pagers, ties, and pens in the hospital setting. It is our understanding that Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations requires all personnel to wear an identification badge at all times, which includes the operating room environment...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410719/assessment-of-resident-training-and-preparedness-for-cataract-surgery
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Sidharth Puri, Divya Srikumaran, Christina Prescott, Jing Tian, Shameema Sikder
PURPOSE: To assess which surgical teaching methods are used for residency surgical training and which methods residents find most useful. SETTING: Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. DESIGN: Retrospective observational cross-sectional study. METHODS: A survey was developed and sent to residents at accredited ophthalmology training programs in the United States. The survey asked about demographics, program characteristics, surgical training methods, perceived initial preparedness, eventual competence, and difficulty with the steps of cataract surgery...
March 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409666/evaluating-the-feasibility-of-single-incision-laparoscopic-appendectomy-performed-by-a-resident-based-on-propensity-score-matching
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Sung Min Lee, Dong Jin Park, Jong Hee Yoon, Soon Young Tae, Song Soo Yang, Yeong Cheol Im
PURPOSE: Conventional laparoscopic appendectomy (CLA) has been considered the standard for the treatment of acute appendicitis. Recently, single incision laparoscopic appendectomy (SILA) has become an alternative option. There are few reports on the results of SILA performed by residents during the training period. The present study, we report our residents' experience. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed clinical characteristics and outcomes of 1005 patients who underwent appendectomy between October 2013 and April 2016...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409365/troubleshooting-common-endoscopic-malfunctions-a-study-integrating-a-preoperative-checklist-and-troubleshooting-guide-into-surgical-resident-training
#10
Jenny Lam, Kevin Grimes, Adnan Mohsin, Shawn Tsuda
INTRODUCTION: This study assessed the utility of a checklist in troubleshooting endoscopic equipment. Prior studies have demonstrated that performance in simulated tasks translates into completion of similar tasks in the operating room. Checklists have been shown to decrease error and improve patient safety. There is currently limited experience with the use of simulation and checklists to improve troubleshooting of endoscopic equipment. We propose the use of a checklist during a simulated colonoscopy to improve performance during endoscopic troubleshooting...
April 13, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408272/successful-management-of-a-neck-hematoma-following-simulation-training
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Marie-Ève Bélanger, Issam Tanoubi, Mihai Georgescu, Roger Perron, Arnaud Robitaille, Marie-Pierre Charron, Pierre Drolet
Simulation-based education is gaining widespread acceptance in many medical specialties as an effective method to teach technical and non-technical skills. The ultimate goal of simulation is to improve health care and patient safety. Boet et al. [1] published a review on simulation-based crisis resources management (CRM) teaching, looking for evidence that it can lead to improved workplace practices and patient safety. Amongst hundreds of studies pertaining to CRM, he found only nine that were relevant, and only one that showed reduced mortality...
April 10, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406846/the-value-of-simulation-based-training-in-the-path-to-laparoscopic-urological-proficiency
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Ben S E P Van Cleynenbreugel, Ali S Gözen, Theodoros Tokas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Numerous factors have reduced the training opportunities of surgical residents in the operating room. There is also the question of patient's safety. This gives a need for increased training opportunities outside the operating room. We look if there is an added value in simulation-based training (SBT) in the acquisition of laparoscopic skills. RECENT FINDINGS: Incorporating SBT into the medical students curriculum reduces surgical complication rates in the operating room...
April 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404204/global-surgical-electives-in-residency-the-impact-on-training-and-future-practice
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Melike Harfouche, Leandra Krowsoski, Amy Goldberg, Zoe Maher
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate perceptions regarding the value of global surgical electives (GSEs) and pursuit of a career in global surgery amongst residents and surgeons. METHODS: We sent an anonymous questionnaire to all current and former surgical residents of our tertiary-care, university-based institution from the years 2000-2013. Questions addressed the experience and value of practicing surgery in low or middle income countries (LMIC) in residency and as a career...
April 7, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400992/implementation-of-a-software-application-for-presurgical-case-history-review-of-frozen-section-pathology-cases
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Andrew P Norgan, Mathew L Okeson, Justin E Juskewitch, Kabeer K Shah, William R Sukov
BACKGROUND: The frozen section pathology practice at Mayo Clinic in Rochester performs ~20,000 intraoperative consultations a year (~70-80/weekday). To prepare for intraoperative consultations, surgical pathology fellows and residents review the case history, previous pathology, and relevant imaging the day before surgery. Before the work described herein, review of pending surgical pathology cases was a paper-based process requiring handwritten transcription from the electronic health record, a laborious and potentially error prone process...
2017: Journal of Pathology Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399026/the-effects-of-music-on-microsurgical-technique-and-performance-a-motion-analysis-study
#15
Afaaf Shakir, Arhana Chattopadhyay, Laurence S Paek, Rory B McGoldrick, Matthew D Chetta, Kenneth Hui, Gordon K Lee
BACKGROUND: Music is commonly played in operating rooms (ORs) throughout the country. If a preferred genre of music is played, surgeons have been shown to perform surgical tasks quicker and with greater accuracy. However, there are currently no studies investigating the effects of music on microsurgical technique. Motion analysis technology has recently been validated in the objective assessment of plastic surgery trainees' performance of microanastomoses. Here, we aimed to examine the effects of music on microsurgical skills using motion analysis technology as a primary objective assessment tool...
May 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398961/accreditation-council-for-graduate-medical-education-acgme-surgery-resident-operative-logs-the-last-quarter-century
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Frederick Thurston Drake, Shahram Aarabi, Brandon T Garland, Ciara R Huntington, Jarod P McAteer, Morgan K Richards, Nicole Kansier Zern, Kenneth W Gow
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe secular trends in operative experience for surgical trainees across an extended period using the most comprehensive data available, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) case logs. BACKGROUND: Some experts have expressed concern that current trainees are inadequately prepared for independent practice. One frequently mentioned factor is whether duty hours' restrictions (DHR) implemented in 2003 and 2004 contributed by reducing time spent in the operating room...
May 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396543/a-topical-hydrogel-with-deferiprone-and-gallium-protoporphyrin-targets-bacterial-iron-metabolism-and-has-antibiofilm-activity
#17
Katharina Richter, Nicky Thomas, Jolien Claeys, Jonathan McGuane, Clive A Prestidge, Tom Coenye, Peter-John Wormald, Sarah Vreugde
Many infectious diseases are associated with multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria residing in biofilms that require high antibiotic concentrations. Whilst oral drug-delivery is frequently ineffective, topical treatments have the potential to deliver higher drug concentrations to the infection-site while reducing systemic side-effects.This study determined the antibiofilm activity of a surgical wound-gel loaded with the iron-chelator deferiprone (Def) and the heme-analogue gallium-protoporphyrin (GaPP), alone and in combination with ciprofloxacin...
April 10, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396034/optimizing-physician-skill-development-for-medical-students-the-four-part-assessment
#18
Justin J J Watson, Phillip M Kemp Bohan, Katrina Ramsey, John D Yonge, Christopher R Connelly, Richard J Mullins, Jennifer M Watters, Martin A Schreiber, Laszlo N Kiraly
BACKGROUND: Medical student performance has been poorly correlated with residency performance and warrants further investigation. We propose a novel surgical assessment tool to determine correlations with clinical aptitude. METHODS: Retrospective review of medical student assessments from 2013 to 2015. Faculty rating of student performance was evaluated by: 1) case presentation, 2) problem definition, 3) question response and 4) use of literature and correlated to final exam assessment...
April 5, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390616/five-years-experience-with-outpatient-thyroglossal-duct-cyst-surgery
#19
Ana Coelho, Catarina Sousa, Ana Sofia Marinho, Joana Barbosa-Sequeira, João Ribeiro-Castro, Fátima Carvalho, João Moreira-Pinto
OBJECTIVES: Many pediatric surgeons feel uncomfortable doing Sistrunk procedure without drain placement and in an outpatient setting. This study aimed to review our pediatric surgery department's experience in managing thyroglossal duct cyst surgery and to prove feasibility and safety of Sistrunk procedure without drain placement in an outpatient setting. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all patients who underwent Sistrunk procedure, between January 2011 and December 2015, in our department...
May 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390109/vascularized-composite-allograft-vca-donation-and-transplantation-a-survey-of-public-attitudes-in-the-united-states
#20
James R Rodrigue, David Tomich, Aaron Fleishman, Alexandra K Glazier
Vascularized composite allograft (VCA) transplantation has emerged as a groundbreaking surgical intervention to return identity and function following traumatic injury, congenital deformity, or disfigurement. While public attitudes toward traditional organ/tissue donation are favorable, little is known about attitudes toward VCA donation and transplantation. A survey was conducted of 1,485 U.S. residents in August 2016 to assess VCA donation attitudes. Participants also completed the Revised Health Care System Distrust Scale...
April 8, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
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