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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647198/trends-in-open-abdominal-exposure-among-vascular-surgery-trainees
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Victoria Greenwood, Brian Shames, Adam Tanious, Murray L Shames, Jeffrey E Indes
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study evaluates the trends in open abdominal surgery cases among integrated vascular surgery residents compared with their 5 + 2 counterparts. METHODS: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) case logs between 2007 and 2016 were collected from a pool of 9861 residents and fellows from 371 institutions. Trainees were grouped into three categories: general surgery residency (GSR), integrated vascular surgery residency (IVSR), and vascular surgery fellowship in the United States...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644937/predictors-of-recurrence-after-corticosteroid-injection-for-trigger-digits
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Louis C Grandizio, Amy Speeckaert, Justin Brothers, Jove Graham, Joel C Klena
BACKGROUND: We aimed to identify risk factors for recurrence of trigger digit following corticosteroid injection. METHODS: A retrospective review identified patients 18 years and older who presented to a single fellowship-trained hand surgeon with a symptomatic trigger digit during a 1-year period. Baseline demographic data were recorded. Patients with persistent trigger digit after a single injection were offered a second injection. Patients refusing a second injection were excluded from our analysis...
July 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639869/economic-burden-of-inpatient-admission-of-ankle-fractures
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Justin D Stull, Suneel B Bhat, Justin M Kane, Steven M Raikin
BACKGROUND: Ankle fractures are among the most prevalent traumatic orthopaedic injuries. A large proportion of patients sustaining operative ankle fractures are admitted directly from the emergency department prior to operative management. In the authors' experience, however, many closed ankle injuries may be safely and effectively managed on an outpatient basis. The aim of this study was to characterize the economic impact of routine inpatient admission of ankle fractures. METHODS: A retrospective review of all outpatient ankle fracture surgery performed by a single foot and ankle fellowship-trained surgeon at a tertiary level academic center in 2012 was conducted to identify any patients requiring postoperative inpatient admission...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639045/passing-the-fundamentals-of-endoscopic-surgery-fes-exam-linking-specialty-choice-and-attitudes-about-endoscopic-surgery-to-success
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Aimee K Gardner, Michael B Ujiki, Brian J Dunkin
INTRODUCTION: Previous work has shown that up to 30% of graduating surgery residents fail the fundamentals of endoscopic surgery (FES) exam. This study investigated the extent to which FES pass rates differ in a specific sample of individuals who have chosen a career in GI surgery and to examine the relationships between FES performance and confidence in performing flexible endoscopy. METHODS: Fellows attending the 2016 SAGES Flexible Endoscopy Course were invited to complete the FES manual skills examination...
June 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625496/can-we-get-faculty-interviewers-on-the-same-page-an-examination-of-a-structured-interview-course-for-surgeons
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Aimee K Gardner, Brenna C D'Onofrio, Brian J Dunkin
INTRODUCTION: Guidance on how to train faculty to conduct structured interviews and implement them into current screening processes is lacking. The goal of this study is to describe a structured interview training program designed specifically for surgeons and examine its effectiveness. METHODS: Faculty involved in advanced surgical fellowship interviews completed a 20-item knowledge assessment and video-based applicant interview ratings before taking a half-day course on conducting structured interviews...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621180/interview-with-derek-connolly
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Derek Leslie Connolly
Dr Derek Connolly speaks to Adam Price-Evans, Commissioning Editor of Future Cardiology: Derek Leslie Connolly is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Birmingham City Hospital (UK). He qualified from the University of Edinburgh (UK) summa cum laude in Pharmacology in 1985 and in Medicine in 1988 where he was the Brunton Medalist. As a Carnegie scholar at the University of California San Diego (CA, USA) he saw the early promise of angioplasty and changed his career plan from cardiac surgery to coronary intervention...
June 16, 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595817/relationships-between-study-habits-burnout-and-general-surgery-resident-performance-on-the-american-board-of-surgery-in-training-examination
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Matthew R Smeds, Carol R Thrush, Faith K McDaniel, Roop Gill, Mary K Kimbrough, Brian D Shames, Jeffrey J Sussman, Joseph M Galante, Catherine M Wittgen, Parswa Ansari, Steven R Allen, Michael S Nussbaum, Donald T Hess, David C Knight, Frederick R Bentley
BACKGROUND: The American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination (ABSITE) is used by programs to evaluate the knowledge and readiness of trainees to sit for the general surgery qualifying examination. It is often used as a tool for resident promotion and may be used by fellowship programs to evaluate candidates. Burnout has been associated with job performance and satisfaction; however, its presence and effects on surgical trainees' performance are not well studied. We sought to understand factors including burnout and study habits that may contribute to performance on the ABSITE examination...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583023/safety-of-outpatient-total-ankle-arthroplasty-vs-traditional-inpatient-admission-or-overnight-observation
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Ryan P Mulligan, Selene G Parekh
BACKGROUND: Total joint surgeons have successfully performed hip, knee, and shoulder arthroplasty procedures in the outpatient setting without compromising safety, satisfaction, or results. The purpose of this study was to evaluate outpatient total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) as compared with overnight or extended inpatient stay, with regard to 90-day medical and operative complications, reoperations, readmissions or emergency room visits, and pain control. METHODS: The medical records of patients who underwent TAA with 1 fellowship-trained orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon were reviewed...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582291/craniofacial-surgery-fellowship-selection-criteria-a-national-program-director-survey
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Francesco M Egro, Nathaniel A Blecher, Joseph E Losee, Vu T Nguyen, Jesse Goldstein
BACKGROUND: Candidate characteristics for craniofacial fellowship training still remain unknown, as no data are available in the literature. This study aims to provide information on the criteria that are used to select and rank applicants for the craniofacial surgery fellowship match. METHOD: A 38-question survey was sent in April 2015 to all craniofacial surgery fellowship program directors (n = 29) involved in the US match using QuestionPro Survey Software...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560526/resident-training-in-bariatric-surgery-a-national-survey-in-the-netherlands
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Gabrielle H van Ramshorst, Mirjam A Kaijser, Jean-Pierre E N Pierie, Bart A van Wagensveld
PURPOSE: Surgical procedures for morbid obesity, including laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB), are considered standardized laparoscopic procedures. Our goal was to determine how bariatric surgery is trained in the Netherlands. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Questionnaires were sent to lead surgeons from all 19 bariatric centers in the Netherlands. At least two residents or fellows were surveyed for each center. Dutch residents are required to collect at least 20 electronic Objective Standard Assessment of Technical Skills (OSATS) observations per year, which include the level of supervision needed for specific procedures...
May 30, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527934/variability-in-2-year-training-programs-in-vascular-surgery-based-on-results-of-an-association-of-program-directors-in-vascular-surgery-survey
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Keith D Calligaro, Danielle M Pineda, Sam Tyagi, Hong Zheng, Douglas A Troutman, Matthew J Dougherty
OBJECTIVE: Although a great deal of attention has recently focused on 5-year integrated (0+5) training programs in vascular surgery, a paucity of data exists concerning variability of daily assignments in 2-year (5+2) vascular fellowships. METHODS: We polled Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery members with 2-year vascular fellowships to determine the number of days in a 5-day work week that first- and second-year fellows were assigned to open vascular operations, endovascular procedures (hospital vs nonhospital facility), arterial clinic, venous clinic, noninvasive vascular laboratory (NIVL), and research...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521026/tracking-career-paths-of-women-in-neurosurgery
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Jaclyn J Renfrow, Analiz Rodriguez, Taylor A Wilson, Isabelle M Germano, Aviva Abosch, Stacey Quintero Wolfe
BACKGROUND: Women represent a growing cohort of US neurosurgeons. OBJECTIVE: To describe postresidency fellowship, practice environment, and updated academic rank among female neurosurgeons. METHODS: Databases from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) from 1964 to 2013 were reviewed for female neurosurgery residency graduates. Data on postresidency fellowships, practice environment (private vs academic), academic rank, board certification, and AANS/CNS (Congress of Neurological Surgeons) Joint Section on Women in Neurosurgery (WINS) membership were collected in 2016...
May 16, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502388/the-grapefruit-an-alternative-arthroscopic-tool-skill-platform
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David A Molho, Stephen M Sylvia, Daniel L Schwartz, Sara L Merwin, I Martin Levy
PURPOSE: To establish the construct validity of an arthroscopic training model that teaches arthroscopic tool skills including triangulation, grasping, precision biting, implant delivery and ambidexterity and uses a whole grapefruit for its training platform. METHODS: For the grapefruit training model (GTM), an arthroscope and arthroscopic instruments were introduced through portals cut in the grapefruit skin of a whole prepared grapefruit. After institutional review board approval, participants performed a set of tasks inside the grapefruit...
May 11, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501657/effects-of-mentorship-on-graduating-vascular-surgery-trainees
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Matthew R Smeds, Cindy Huynh, Carol R Thrush, Mohammed M Moursi, Kwame S Amankwah
OBJECTIVE: Mentorship within surgery, particularly vascular surgery, has not been extensively evaluated. This study sought to examine mentorship experiences in graduating vascular trainees. METHODS: An anonymous electronic survey examining current mentor relationships, ideal characteristics, academic productivity and operative comfort level was emailed to all U.S. graduating 2015 (n=141) and 2016 (n=144) vascular trainees (VTs) during their last year of training...
May 10, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501246/advances-in-laparoscopic-colorectal-surgery
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James Michael Parker, Timothy F Feldmann, Kyle G Cologne
Laparoscopic colorectal surgery has now become widely adopted for the treatment of colorectal neoplasia, with steady increases in utilization over the past 15 years. Common minimally invasive techniques include multiport laparoscopy, single-incision laparoscopy, and hand-assisted laparoscopy, with the choice of technique depending on several patient and surgeon factors. Laparoscopic colorectal surgery involves a robust learning curve, and fellowship training often lays the foundation for a high-volume laparoscopic practice...
June 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489712/maximizing-surgical-skills-during-fellowship-training
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Brian Shiu, Djuro Petkovic, William N Levine, Christopher S Ahmad
Orthopaedic surgery fellowship provides an opportunity to further develop skills in a particular subspecialty. However, the condensed time frame, complex skill acquisition, and clinical demands require efficient and effective learning techniques to achieve mastery. As with any advanced task, success during fellowship training can be achieved with active participation and a goal-directed approach. Skill acquisition can be successfully achieved by following a framework that includes preparation, execution, and reflection for every surgical case...
June 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486371/trends-in-mode-of-hysterectomy-after-the-u-s-food-and-drug-administration-power-morcellation-advisory
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Helga Ottarsdottir, Sarah L Cohen, Mary Cox, Allison Vitonis, Jon I Einarsson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the trends in mode of surgery for benign hysterectomy after the 2014 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) morcellation guidelines. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of all patients who underwent a hysterectomy for benign indications, specifically for leiomyomas, at Brigham and Women's Hospital from 2013 to 2015. The rates of abdominal, vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy as well as the perioperative outcomes were compared over the study period...
June 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483536/comparison-of-morcellation-techniques-at-time-of-laparoscopic-hysterectomy-and-myomectomy
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Elsemieke A I M Meurs, Luiz Gustavo Brito, Mobolaji Ajao, Emily R Goggins, Allison F Vitonis, Jon I Einarsson, Sarah L Cohen
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare perioperative outcomes associated with the use of three techniques for tissue removal at the time of laparoscopic hysterectomy and myomectomy. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. DESIGN CLASSIFICATION: II-2 SETTING: Academic hospital in Boston, MA PATIENTS: Women who underwent a laparoscopic or robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy or myomectomy involving tissue morcellation in 2014. INTERVENTIONS: One of three morcellation techniques: electronic power morcellation (PM), manual morcellation via vagina (VM) or manual morcellation via minilaparotomy (ML)...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475230/outcomes-of-a-pediatric-surgical-oncology-fellowship-in-a-pediatric-cancer-institution
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I Fernandez-Pineda, D Sanders, B N Rao, S J Shochat, A M Davidoff
Surgery plays an important role as part of the treatment plan in most children with malignant solid tumors in regards to initial biopsy, upfront resection, and delayed resection. Surgeons also play a critical role in the treatment of surgical complications that may arise during medical treatment. The pediatric surgical oncologist should be familiar with the current treatment guidelines, histology implications, chemotherapy and radiation side effects, tumor staging, and overall care of the child with cancer...
May 5, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471930/development-of-a-multidisciplinary-pediatric-surgery-fellowship
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Ryan Krasnosky, Jesse D Meaike, Jordan L McAndrews, Charles H Hyman, Larry H Hollier
With the rapidly changing landscape of medicine, physician assistants (PAs) have solidified their role as integral members of nearly every medical field. As PAs become leaders in smaller, more specialized fields, their duties encompass skills that they had not been exposed to in the broad, comprehensive, standard PA education. Consequently, participation in postgraduate PA education has rapidly expanded to keep up with the demand for additional training. Postgraduate PA education, frequently called "residencies" or "fellowships," offers additional specialized, hands-on, supervised clinical training along with continued didactic teaching on advanced topics...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
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