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Anna J M Aabakke, Alexandra Kristufkova, Charlotte Boyon, Laurids T Bune, Maud Van de Venne
OBJECTIVE(S): To describe the infrastructural differences in training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ObGyn) across Europe. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive web-based survey of 31 national ObGyn trainee societies representing the 30 member countries of the European Network of Trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Answers were verified in a telephone interview and only countries which had completed the telephone interview were included in the final analysis. RESULTS: The final analysis included 28 of 31 societies representing 27 countries (response rate 90%)...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Milena Garofalo, Rajesh Aggarwal
There are global variations in obstetrics and gynaecology (OBGYN) training curricula, both in length and in their structure and content. The ultimate goal for all residency programs is to ensure a skilled, competent physician, capable of independent practice by the end of his or her training. An online search was used for nationally recognized OBGYN training curricula. The curricula of Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States were individually reviewed and evaluated for their use of competency-based medical education and methods of assessment, including simulation...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Anuja Dokras, Shailly Saini, Melanie Gibson-Helm, Jay Schulkin, Laura Cooney, Helena Teede
OBJECTIVE: To identify gaps in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) knowledge and practice patterns among physicians in North America in response to significant dissatisfaction identified among women with PCOS regarding their diagnosis and treatment experience. DESIGN: Online survey conducted via American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology of gynecologists (ObGyn) and American Society of Reproductive Medicine of reproductive endocrinologists (REI-ObGyn) in 2015-16...
June 2017: Fertility and Sterility
P L P Brand, A D C Jaarsma, J Schönrock-Adema
- Assessing the quality of the medical learning environment is an important part of the quality cycle of postgraduate medical education programmes.- The quality of the medical learning environment is primarily assessed by systematically documenting the experiences of doctors-in-training (residents).- For this purpose, several questionnaires have been developed, two of which have been specifically developed for use in the Dutch clinical learning environment.- D-RECT is a commonly-used, 50-item questionnaire (11 subscales), developed from qualitative research on the optimal learning environment for ObGyn residents...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Sarah Dilley, Isabel Scarinci, David Kimberlin, J Michael Straughn
Human papillomavirus-related cancers, which include cervical, vulvovaginal, anal, and oropharyngeal cancers, are on the rise in the United States. Although the human papillomavirus vaccine has been on the market for 10 years, human papillomavirus vaccination rates are well below national goals. Research identified many barriers and facilitators to human papillomavirus vaccination, and provider recommendation remains the most important factor in parental and patient decisions to vaccinate. While much of the burden of human papillomavirus vaccine provision falls on pediatricians and primary care providers, they cannot do it alone...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Haijing Hao, Kunpeng Zhang, Weiguang Wang, Gordon Gao
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, patients have posted millions of online reviews for their doctors. The rich textual information in the online reviews holds the potential to generate insights into how patients' experience with their doctors differ across nations and how should we use them to improve our health service. OBJECTIVE: We apply customized text mining techniques to compare online doctor reviews from China and the United States, in order to measure the systematic differences in patient reviews between the two countries, and assess the potential insights that can be derived from this large volume of online text data...
March 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
Noah B Rindos, Minhnoi Wroble-Biglan, Amanda Ecker, Ted T Lee, Nicole M Donnellan
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine if the addition of video coaching to an obstetrics and gynecology resident laparoscopic simulation curriculum improves acquisition of suturing skills. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial (Canadian Task Force classification I). SETTING: Academic teaching hospital with a residency program in obstetrics and gynecology. PATIENTS: Twenty obstetrics and gynecology residents undergoing a 4-week laparoscopic simulation curriculum were video recorded weekly performing a suturing task on a validated vaginal cuff model...
March 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Mary Kate Erdman, Alisha Bonaroti, Gina Provenzano, Rachel Appelbaum, Marybeth Browne
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate trends of emotional intelligence (EI) in surgical education and to compare the incorporation of EI in surgical education to other fields of graduate medical education. DESIGN: A MEDLINE search was performed for publications containing both "surgery" and "emotional intelligence" with at least one term present in the title. Articles were included if the authors deemed EI in surgical education to be a significant focus. A separate series of MEDLINE searches were performed with the phrase "emotional intelligence" in any field and either "surg*," "internal medicine," "pediatric," "neurology," "obstetric," "gynecology," "OBGYN," "emergency," or "psychiat*" in the title...
March 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
Abigail Ford Winkel, Anh T Nguyen, Helen K Morgan, Darya Valantsevich, Mark B Woodland
OBJECTIVE: Physician wellness is associated with improved outcomes for patients and physicians. Wellness is a priority of the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education, and many residencies have programs in place to improve wellness. This study sought to understand how stakeholders in graduate medical education perceive wellness among other educational priorities and whether these programs are improving the experience and training of residents. METHODS: The Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN)/Association of Professors in Gynecology Wellness Task Force created a survey and distributed it electronically to all OBGYN residents and program directors (PDs) in 2015...
May 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
Sabine Oertelt-Prigione, Mirjam Ruecke, Ute Seeland, Vera Regitz-Zagrosek
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of mortality for women worldwide, yet their impact is frequently underestimated. To raise awareness for preventative lifestyle measures other contacts with the healthcare system should be exploited. We analyzed access patterns to other healthcare specialists and population screening measures to identify options for opportunistic counseling on cardiovascular risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 1062 randomly selected German urban women aged 25-74 years in 2012-2013, divided into 5 age bands...
January 2017: Journal of Women's Health
Luis Bahamondes, Victor Marin, Silvia Ciarmatori, Agnaldo L Silva-Filho, Juan Manuel Acuña, Maria Y Makuch
Background. Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is a common gynecological complaint affecting quality of life. Objectives. To assess knowledge on diagnosis and treatments of HMB of Latin American (LA) obstetricians and gynecologists (OBGYNs). Methods. A survey was conducted during a scientific meeting, organized to provide updated information on topics of reproductive medicine to OBGYNs from 12 LA countries who were invited to respond to a multiple-choice questionnaire. Results. Of the 210 OBGYNs participating in the survey, from 169 (80...
2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Emily E Weber LeBrun, Hazel Asumu, Anne M Richardson, LouAnn A Cooper, John D Davis
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine the expectations of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ObGyn) residency and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) fellowship program directors (FPDs) for the independent performance of urogynecologic procedures during residency and to compare these expectations with the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) educational objectives. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two parallel, anonymous surveys were distributed simultaneously to all directors of accredited ObGyn residency and FPMRS fellowship programs in the United States...
November 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Justin Brewer, Lisa Demers, Thomas Musci
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the knowledge and opinions of US obstetric providers who use noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) to understand current utilization and guide future best practices. METHODS: A questionnaire was designed to assess the level of knowledge and attitudes of OBGYNs toward screening options for aneuploidy, with a focus on NIPT. Initial questions evaluated obstetrician demographics, practice type, and NIPT familiarity. Subsequent questions were designed to solicit current practices regarding aneuploidy screening as well as opinions, experiences, and implications of NIPT...
August 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Jacquelyn Adams, Jose R Cepeda Brito, Lauren Baker, Patrick G Hughes, M David Gothard, Michele L McCarroll, Jocelyn Davis, Angela Silber, Rami A Ahmed
Objective. To evaluate confidence, knowledge, and competence after a simulation-based curriculum on maternal cardiac arrest in an Obstetrics & Gynecologic (OBGYN) residency program. Methods. Four simulations with structured debriefing focusing on high yield causes and management of maternal cardiac arrest were executed. Pre- and post-individual knowledge tests (KT) and confidence surveys (CS) were collected along with group scores of critical performance steps evaluated by content experts for the first and final simulations...
2016: Critical Care Research and Practice
Nadege Vejux, Renaud Ledu, Claude D'ercole, Laurence Piechon, Anderson Loundou, Florence Bretelle
OBJECTIVE: To compare intrapartum cardiotocography (CTG) analysis in case of first caesarean section (CS) for non-reassuring CTG according to international guidelines. METHODS: Four ObGyns retrospectively analysed first CS for non-reassuring CTG during labour blind to neonatal outcome. CTG were analysed according to French National College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (CNGOF) and to the FIGO guidelines. First, CTG analysis was done without obstetrical context, then secondly, it was given...
August 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Richard P Deane, Deirdre J Murphy
BACKGROUND: Despite the widespread introduction of active learning strategies to engage students across modern medical curricula, student attendance and attendance monitoring remain a challenging issue for medical educators. In addition, there is little published evidence available to medical educators regarding the use of attendance monitoring systems. The aim of this study was to evaluate the opinions of students and staff about the use of a paper-based student logbook to record student attendance across all clinical and classroom-based learning activities within an undergraduate clinical rotation in obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN)...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Andreea Robu, Bianca Gauca, Mihaela Crisan-Vida, Lăcrămioara Stoicu-Tivadar
A better monitoring of pregnant women, mainly during the third trimester of pregnancy and an easy communication between physician and patients are very important for the prevention and good health of baby and mother. The paper presents an integrated system as support for the Obstetrics - Gynaecology domain consisting in two modules: a mobile application, ObGynCare, dedicated to the pregnant women and a new component of the Obstetrics-Gynaecology Department Information System dedicated to the physicians for a better monitoring of the pregnant women...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Abigail Ford Winkel, Holli Jakalow, Laura Benton, Haley Moss, Lauren Mitchell, Nathalie Feldman
Retraction: Winkel, A. F., Jakalow, H., Benton, L., Moss, H., Mitchell, L. and Feldman, N. (2016), Exploring resident reflections to understand burnout. The Clinical Teacher. doi: 10.1111/tct.12513 The above article, published online on 5th April 2016 in Wiley Online Library (, has been retracted by agreement between the authors, the journal Co-Editors, and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. The retraction has been agreed due to a change in the status of the research project's Institutional Review Board approval, leading to permission to use some of the data in this article being revoked...
April 5, 2016: Clinical Teacher
Lateefa O AlDakhil
INTRODUCTION: The occurrence of a bad outcome, injury or death of a patient during treatment increases the chance of malpractice litigation, increases legal responsibility and leads to increased fees for malpractice insurance. Physicians practicing obstetrics and gynecology face among the highest risks of malpractice litigation, and such litigation has led to an increase in the practice of defensive medicine and has made this specialty less appealing. Previous clinical data from Saudi Arabia have shown that more malpractice litigation concerns claims in obstetrics and gynecology than claims in any other field of medicine...
May 2016: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Abigail Ford Winkel, Colleen Gillespie, Kristen Uquillas, Sondra Zabar, Demian Szyld
OBJECTIVE: The Test of Integrated Professional Skills (TIPS) is an objective structured clinical examination-simulation hybrid examination that assesses resident integration of technical, cognitive, and affective skills in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN) residents. The aim of this study was to analyze performance patterns and reactions of residents to the test to understand how it may fit within a comprehensive assessment program. DESIGN: A retrospective, mixed methods review of the design and implementation of the examination, patterns of performance of trainees at different levels of training, focus group data, and description of use of TIPS results for resident remediation and curriculum development...
March 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
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