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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090509/innovations-in-surgery-simulation-a-review-of-past-current-and-future-techniques
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Ido Badash, Karen Burtt, Carlos A Solorzano, Joseph N Carey
As a result of recent work-hours limitations and concerns for patient safety, innovations in extraclinical surgical simulation have become a desired part of residency education. Current simulation models, including cadaveric, animal, bench-top, virtual reality (VR) and robotic simulators are increasingly used in surgical training programs. Advances in telesurgery, three-dimensional (3D) printing, and the incorporation of patient-specific anatomy are paving the way for simulators to become integral components of medical training in the future...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089473/box-or-virtual-reality-trainer-which-tool-results-in-better-transfer-of-laparoscopic-basic-skills-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Christian Brinkmann, Mathias Fritz, Ulrich Pankratius, Ralf Bahde, Philipp Neumann, Steffen Schlueter, Norbert Senninger, Emile Rijcken
OBJECTIVE: Simulation training improves laparoscopic performance. Laparoscopic basic skills can be learned in simulators as box- or virtual-reality (VR) trainers. However, there is no clear recommendation for either box or VR trainers as the most appropriate tool for the transfer of acquired laparoscopic basic skills into a surgical procedure. DESIGN: Both training tools were compared, using validated and well-established curricula in the acquirement of basic skills, in a prospective randomized trial in a 5-day structured laparoscopic training course...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077910/the-first-mediterranean-seminar-on-science-writing-editing-and-publishing-sarajevo-december-2-3-2016
#3
REVIEW
Izet Masic, Doncho Donev, Osman Sinanovic, Miro Jakovljevic, Enver Zerem, Dejan B Milosevic, Srecko Gajovic, Armen Yuri Gasparyan, Sekib Sokolovic, Nermin Salkic, Selma Uzunovic, Silva Dobric, Floreta Kurti, Edin Begic, Admir Kurtcehajic
The First Mediterranean Seminar on Science Writing, Editing & Publishing (SWEP 2016) was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina from 2nd to 3rd December 2016. It was organized by Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina, running concurrent sessions as part of its Annual Meeting titled " "Days of AMNuBiH - Theory and Practice in Science Communication and Scientometrics". Hotel Bosnia in the city centre was the chosen venue. On the first day, nineteen presentations on various issues of science writing and publication ethics were delivered by speakers from Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina and the UK (Asim Kurjak, Milivoj Boranić, Doncho Donev, Osman Sinanović, Miro Jakovljević, Enver Zerem, Dejan Milošević, Silva Dobrić, Srećko Gajović, Izet Mašić, Armen Yuri Gasparyan, Šekib Sokolović, Nermin Salkić, Selma Uzunović, Admir Kurtčehajić, Edin Begić and Floreta Kurti)...
December 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063721/point-of-care-lung-ultrasound-of-children-with-acute-asthma-exacerbations-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Samantha Dankoff, Patricia Li, Adam J Shapiro, Terry Varshney, Alexander S Dubrovsky
OBJECTIVES: Primary objective was to characterize lung ultrasound findings in children with asthma presenting with respiratory distress to the emergency department (ED). Secondary objectives included correlating these findings with patients' clinical course in the ED. METHODS: Eligible patients 2-17years of age, underwent a lung ultrasound by the study sonographer between November 2014 to December 2015. Positive lung ultrasound was defined as the presence of ≥1 of the following findings: ≥3 B-lines per intercostal space, consolidation and/or pleural abnormalities...
December 26, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059960/-contemplating-the-next-maneuver-functional-neuroimaging-reveals-intraoperative-decision-making-strategies
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Daniel Richard Leff, Gabriella Yongue, Ivo Vlaev, Felipe Orihuela-Espina, David James, Michael J Taylor, Thanos Athanasiou, Ray Dolan, Guang-Zhong Yang, Ara Darzi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate differences in the quality, confidence, and consistency of intraoperative surgical decision making (DM) and using functional neuroimaging expose decision systems that operators use. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Novices are hypothesized to use conscious analysis (effortful DM) leading to activation across the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, whereas experts are expected to use unconscious automation (habitual DM) in which decisions are recognition-primed and prefrontal cortex independent...
February 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048139/su-f-j-227-accuracy-of-passive-magnetic-ultrasound-needle-guidance-in-high-fidelity-conventional-and-novel-simulated-block-approach-phantoms
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A Johnson
PURPOSE: The objective of this research was to demonstrate accuracy of a real-time passive ultrasound magnetic needle guidance technology (NGT) and target localization algorithm using conventional anechogenic contact phantoms and a novel fluid-filled hyperechogenic phantom simulating nerve block technique. METHODS: Accuracy (mm to phantom target) was assessed by observing 35 medical practitioners (16 anesthesiologists and 19 residents) performing 560 needle procedures in high-fidelity ex vivo porcine tissue phantoms...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041770/individualised-expert-feedback-is-not-essential-for-improving-basic-clinical-skills-performance-in-novice-learners-a-randomized-trial
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Alexander W Phillips, Joanna Matthan, Lucy R Bookless, Ian J Whitehead, Anantha Madhavan, Paul Rodham, Anna L R Porter, Craig I Nesbitt, Gerard Stansby
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether unsupervised video feedback (UVF) is as effective as direct expert feedback (DEF) in improving clinical skills performance for medical students learning basic surgical skills-intravenous cannulation, catheterization, and suturing. BACKGROUND: Feedback is a vital component of the learning process, yet great variation persists in its quality, quantity, and methods of delivery. The use of video technology to assist in the provision of feedback has been adopted increasingly...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041606/acquisition-retention-and-transfer-of-simulated-laparoscopic-tasks-using-fnir-and-a-contextual-interference-paradigm
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Patricia A Shewokis, Faiz U Shariff, Yichuan Liu, Hasan Ayaz, Andres Castellanos, D Scott Lind
BACKGROUND: Using functional near infrared spectroscopy, a noninvasive, optical brain imaging tool that monitors changes in hemodynamics within the prefrontal cortex (PFC), we assessed performance and cognitive effort during the acquisition, retention and transfer of multiple simulated laparoscopic tasks by novice learners within a contextual interference paradigm. METHODS: Third-year medical students (n = 10) were randomized to either a blocked or random practice schedule...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033728/measuring-professional-identity-formation-early-in-medical-school
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Adina Kalet, Lynn Buckvar-Keltz, Victoria Harnik, Verna Monson, Steven Hubbard, Ruth Crowe, Hyuksoon S Song, Sandra Yingling
AIM: To assess the feasibility and utility of measuring baseline professional identity formation (PIF) in a theory-based professionalism curriculum for early medical students. METHODS: All 132 entering students completed the professional identity essay (PIE) and the defining issues test (DIT2). Students received score reports with individualized narrative feedback and wrote a structured reflection after a large-group session in which the PIF construct was reviewed...
December 30, 2016: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028674/the-effect-of-verbal-and-video-feedback-on-learning-direct-laryngoscopy-among-novice-laryngoscopists-a-randomized-pilot-study
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Jennifer E Sainsbury, Branislav Telgarsky, Matteo Parotto, Ahtsham Niazi, David T Wong, Richard M Cooper
PURPOSE: Skill acquisition in direct laryngoscopy (DL) and tracheal intubation is complex. This pilot study aims to assess feasibility and determine sample size for a subsequent trial comparing DL instruction using a Macintosh-style video laryngoscope (MacVL), with and without video recordings, with conventional DL instruction. METHODS: Medical students with no prior laryngoscopy experience were recruited during their two-week anesthesia rotation. During the first (TRAINING) week, students were randomized into three groups: Control (Macintosh direct laryngoscope), VL-1 (MacVL with real-time feedback), and VL-2 (MacVL with real-time feedback plus video recordings of laryngoscopies)...
December 27, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027975/the-transferability-of-virtual-reality-simulation-based-robotic-suturing-skills-to-a-live-porcine-model-in-novice-surgeons-a-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial-1
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Maria V Vargas, Gaby Moawad, Kathryn Denny, Lindsey Happ, Nana Yaa Misa, Samantha Margulies, Jessica Opoku-Anane, Elias Abi Khalil, Cherie Marfori
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether a robotic simulation curriculum for novice surgeons can improve performance of a suturing task in a live porcine model. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial: (Canadian Task Force Classification I) SETTING: Academic medical center PATIENTS: 35 medical students without robotic surgical experience INTERVENTIONS: Participants were enrolled in an online session of training modules followed by an in-person orientation. Baseline performance testing on the Mimic Technologies daVinci Surgical Simulator (dVSS) was also performed...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025062/a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-compare-e-feedback-versus-standard-face-to-face-verbal-feedback-to-improve-the-acquisition-of-procedural-skill
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Wissam Al-Jundi, Mohamed Elsharif, Melanie Anderson, Phillip Chan, Jonathan Beard, Shah Nawaz
BACKGROUND: Constructive feedback plays an important role in learning during surgical training. Standard feedback is usually given verbally following direct observation of the procedure by a trained assessor. However, such feedback requires the physical presence of expert faculty members who are usually busy and time-constrained by clinical commitments. We aim to evaluate electronic feedback (e-feedback) after video observation of surgical suturing in comparison with standard face-to-face verbal feedback...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012843/validation-of-a-novel-cognitive-simulator-for-orbital-floor-reconstruction
#13
Renata Khelemsky, Brianna Hill, Daniel Buchbinder
PURPOSE: The increasing focus on patient safety in current medical practice has promoted the development of surgical simulation technology in the form of virtual reality (VR) training designed largely to improve technical skills and less so for nontechnical aspects of surgery such as decision making and material knowledge. The present study investigated the validity of a novel cognitive VR simulator called Touch Surgery for a core maxillofacial surgical procedure: orbital floor reconstruction (OFR)...
December 11, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011260/cost-comparison-of-fundamentals-of-laparoscopic-surgery-training-completed-with-standard-fundamentals-of-laparoscopic-surgery-equipment-versus-low-cost-equipment
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Brenton R Franklin, Sarah B Placek, Mercy D Wagner, Sarah M Haviland, Mary T O'Donnell, E Matthew Ritter
OBJECTIVE: Training for the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) skills test can be expensive. Previous work demonstrated that training on an ergonomically different, low-cost platform does not affect FLS skills test outcomes. This study compares the average training cost with standard FLS equipment and medical-grade consumables versus training on a lower cost platform with non-medical-grade consumables. DESIGN: Subjects were prospectively randomized to either the standard FLS training platform (n = 19) with medical-grade consumables (S-FLS), or the low-cost platform (n = 20) with training-grade products (LC-FLS)...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995141/impact-of-training-on-three-dimensional-versus-two-dimensional-laparoscopic-systems-on-acquisition-of-laparoscopic-skills-in-novices-a-prospective-comparative-pilot-study
#15
Yasser A Noureldin, Ana Stoica, Pepa Kaneva, Sero Andonian
In this prospective educational study, 10 medical students (novices) were randomized to practice two basic laparoscopic tasks from the MISTELS program, namely, Pegboard Transfer (PT) and Intracorporeal Knot Tying (IKT) tasks, using either a 2D or a 3D laparoscopic platform. There was no significant difference between both groups in the baseline assessments (PT task: 130.8 ± 18.7 versus 151.5 ± 33.4; p = 0.35) (IKT task: 123.9 ± 41.0 versus 122.9 ± 44.9; p = 0.986). Following two training sessions, there was a significant increase in the scores of PT task for the 2D (130...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975195/serious-games-and-blended-learning-effects-on-performance-and-motivation-in-medical-education
#16
Mary Dankbaar
INTRODUCTION: More efficient, flexible training models are needed in medical education. Information technology offers the tools to design and develop effective and more efficient training. The aims of this thesis were: 1) Compare the effectiveness of blended versus classroom training for the acquisition of knowledge; 2) Investigate the effectiveness and critical design features of serious games for performance improvement and motivation. METHODS: Five empirical studies were conducted to answer the research questions and a descriptive study on an evaluation framework to assess serious games was performed...
December 14, 2016: Perspectives on Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966202/provisional-report-on-diving-related-fatalities-in-australian-waters-in-2011
#17
John Lippmann, Christopher Lawrence, Andrew Fock, Scott Jamieson, Richard Harris
INTRODUCTION: An individual case review of diving-related deaths reported as occurring in Australia in 2011 was conducted as part of the DAN Asia-Pacific dive fatality reporting project. METHOD: The case studies were compiled using reports from witnesses, the police and coroners. In each case, the particular circumstances of the accident and, where available, details from the post-mortem examination are provided. A chain of events analysis was conducted for each case...
December 2016: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916362/effectiveness-of-a-mental-skills-curriculum-to-reduce-novices-stress
#18
Nicholas E Anton, Lisa D Howley, Manuel Pimentel, Cameron K Davis, Charles Brown, Dimitrios Stefanidis
BACKGROUND: Stress has been shown to negatively impact surgical performance, and surgical novices are particularly susceptible to its effects. Mental skills are psychological strategies designed to enhance performance and reduce the impact of stress to consistently facilitate the ideal mental conditions that enable performers to perform their best. Mental skills have been used routinely in other high-stress domains (e.g., with Navy SEALs, military pilots, elite athletes, and so forth) to facilitate optimal performance in challenging situations...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904788/examination-of-the-patellofemoral-joint
#19
Robert C Manske, George J Davies
Patellofemoral pain is one of the leading causes of knee pain in athletes. The many causes of patellofemoral pain make diagnosis unpredictable and examination and treatment difficult. This clinical commentary discusses a detailed physical examination routine for the patient with patellofemoral pain. Critically listening and obtaining a detailed medical history followed by a clearly structured physical examination will allow the physical therapist to diagnose most forms of patellofemoral pain. This clinical commentary goes one step further by suggesting an examination scheme and order in which it should be performed during the examination process...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884677/mastery-based-virtual-reality-robotic-simulation-curriculum-the-first-step-toward-operative-robotic-proficiency
#20
Melissa E Hogg, Vernissia Tam, Mazen Zenati, Stephanie Novak, Jennifer Miller, Amer H Zureikat, Herbert J Zeh
OBJECTIVE: Hepatobiliary surgery is a highly complex, low-volume specialty with long learning curves necessary to achieve optimal outcomes. This creates significant challenges in both training and measuring surgical proficiency. We hypothesize that a virtual reality curriculum with mastery-based simulation is a valid tool to train fellows toward operative proficiency. This study evaluates the content and predictive validity of robotic simulation curriculum as a first step toward developing a comprehensive, proficiency-based pathway...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
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