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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051902/trends-in-surgical-practices-for-lateral-epicondylitis-among-newly-trained-orthopaedic-surgeons
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Dean Wang, Ryan M Degen, Christopher L Camp, Michael H McGraw, David W Altchek, Joshua S Dines
BACKGROUND: Much controversy exists regarding the optimal surgical intervention for lateral epicondylitis because of a multitude of options available and the lack of comparative studies. Knowledge of the current practice trends would help guide the design of comparative studies needed to determine which surgical technique results in the best outcome. PURPOSE: To review the latest practice trends for the surgical treatment of lateral epicondylitis among newly trained surgeons in the United States utilizing the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) database...
October 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033272/graduating-surgical-residents-lack-competence-in-critical-care-ultrasound
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Renuka Tripu, Margaret H Lauerman, Daniel Haase, Syeda Fatima, Jacob Glaser, Cassandra Cardarelli, Thomas M Scalea, Sarah Murthi
OBJECTIVE: Ultrasound provides accessible imaging for bedside diagnostics and procedural guidance, but may lead to misdiagnosis in untrained users. The main objective of this study was to determine observed and self-perceived competence with critical care ultrasound in graduated general surgery residents. DESIGN: The design of this study was a retrospective review. Ultrasound training program records were reviewed for number of prior ultrasound examinations performed, self-perceived competence, observed competence on faculty examinations, and intended future use of individual critical care ultrasound examinations...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031521/surgical-thoracic-transplant-training-super-fellowship-is-it-super
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George Makdisi, Tony Makdisi, Christiano C Caldeira, I-Wen Wang
OBJECTIVE: The quality of training provided to thoracic transplant fellows is a critical step in the care of complex patients undergoing transplant. The training varies since it is not an accreditation council for graduate medical education accredited fellowship. METHOD: A total of 104 heart or lung transplant program directors throughout the United States were sent a survey of 24 questions focusing on key aspects of training, fellowship training content and thoracic transplant job satisfaction...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023149/benign-posttraumatic-pseudopneumoperitoneum
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Stephen S Currin, Cameron D A Simmers, Gregory P Tarr, Gregory J Harkness, S Ali Mirjalili
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to retrospectively determine the anatomic distribution of chest wall ectopic gas resembling pneumoperitoneum (i.e., pseudopneumoperitoneum) and its relationship with trauma mechanisms and clinical outcomes using CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Investigators from two separate trauma referral centers screened 492 chest, abdomen, and pelvis CT examinations of patients who had sustained any form of trauma between 2010 and 2015. After excluding 186 patients with recognized causes of ectopic gas, 306 patients (211 men and 95 women; mean age, 44...
October 12, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016546/histologic-accuracy-of-mohs-micrographic-surgery
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James T Highsmith, M Jason Highsmith, Gary D Monheit
BACKGROUND: Mohs micrographic surgery enables the surgeon to maximize tumor removal while minimizing the amount of tissue being removed using advanced mapping techniques combined with microscopy. Interpretation of frozen section slides is vital to the success of Mohs micrographic surgery. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate and confirm the congruence of frozen section slide interpretation between fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons and dermatopathologists. METHODS: Retrospective cohort concordance study spanning 10 years (n = 1,720 cases)...
October 6, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976416/learning-dmek-from-youtube
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Hamish D McKee, Vishal Jhanji
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcomes of the first cases of Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) performed by an anterior segment surgeon, learning the procedure, including graft preparation, primarily from watching YouTube videos. DMEK surgery was not learned during fellowship training; there was no attendance at DMEK courses, no witnessing of live surgery, and no supervision by an experienced DMEK surgeon. All graft tissue was prepared by the surgeon on the day of surgery. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of the 3-month postoperative results of the first 40 consecutive cases...
October 2, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965448/neuromuscular-scoliosis-complication-rates-from-2004-to-2015-a-report-from-the-scoliosis-research-society-morbidity-and-mortality-database
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Daniel Cognetti, Heather M Keeny, Amer F Samdani, Joshua M Pahys, Darrell S Hanson, Kathy Blanke, Steven W Hwang
OBJECTIVE Postoperative complications are one of the most significant concerns in surgeries of the spine, especially in higher-risk cases such as neuromuscular scoliosis. Neuromuscular scoliosis is a classification of multiple diseases affecting the neuromotor system or musculature of patients leading to severe degrees of spinal deformation, disability, and comorbidity, all likely contributing to higher rates of postoperative complications. The objective of this study was to evaluate deformity correction of patients with neuromuscular scoliosis over a 12-year period (2004-2015) by looking at changes in postsurgical complications and management...
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964658/a-decade-of-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-training-time-based-metrics-and-qualitative-grading-for-fellows-and-residents
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Muammer Altok, Mary F Achim, Surena F Matin, Curtis A Pettaway, Brian F Chapin, John W Davis
OBJECTIVES: As modern urology residency and fellowship training in robot-assisted surgery evolves toward standardized curricula (didactics, dry/wet-laboratory exercises, and surgical assistance), additional tools are needed to evaluate on-console performance. At the start of our robotics program in 2006, we set-up a time- and quality-based evaluation program and aim to consolidate this data into a simple set of metrics for self-evaluation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using our index procedure of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP), we prospectively collected data on 2,215 cases over 10 years from 6 faculty surgeons and 94 trainees (43 urologic oncology fellows and 51 urology residents)...
September 27, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963869/is-formal-research-training-associated-with-academic-success-in-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery
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Jesse T Han, Mark A Egbert, Thomas B Dodson, Srinivas M Susarla
PURPOSE: Pursuing promotion in academic rank and seeking funded research opportunities are core elements of academic practice. Our purpose was to assess whether formal research training influences academic rank or National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among full-time academic oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMSs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of full-time academic OMSs in the United States. The primary predictor variable was completion of formal research training, defined as a research fellowship or advanced non-clinical doctoral research degree (PhD, DMSc, DPH, DPhil, ScD)...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953086/survivorship-of-hemiarthroplasty-with-concentric-glenoid-reaming-for-glenohumeral-arthritis-in-young-active-patients-with-a-biconcave-glenoid
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Charles L Getz, Kenneth A Kearns, Eric M Padegimas, Peter S Johnston, Mark D Lazarus, Gerald R Williams
INTRODUCTION: Hemiarthroplasty with concentric glenoid reaming (known as "ream and run") may be an option for treating glenohumeral arthritis in younger patients with a biconcave glenoid. The goal of this study was to evaluate early results of this technique. METHODS: Two senior, fellowship-trained shoulder surgeons (G.R.W. and M.D.L.) performed a retrospective review of 23 patients (24 shoulders) with a biconcave glenoid and end-stage degenerative glenohumeral arthritis treated with hemiarthroplasty with concentric glenoid reaming...
October 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951655/impact-of-a-fellowship-trained-minimally-invasive-gynecologic-surgeon-on-patient-outcomes
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Nisse V Clark, Harneet S Gujral, Kelly N Wright
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: As the performance of minimally invasive hysterectomy has increased in the United States, the need to apply outcomes measures has also increased. This study was conducted to determine the impact of a fellowship-trained minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS) specialist on patient outcomes after laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH) in a gynecology department. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of 218 patients who underwent a laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign indications at a suburban academic-affiliated tertiary care hospital with a broad patient base from 2010 to 2014...
July 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946725/hand-surgery-fellowship-selection-criteria-a-national-fellowship-director-survey
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Francesco M Egro, Sai K Vangala, Vu T Nguyen, Alexander M Spiess
BACKGROUND: Candidate characteristics for hand surgery fellowship training remains unknown, as very little data is available in the literature. This study aims to provide information on the criteria that are employed to select candidates for the hand surgery fellowship match. METHODS: A 38-question survey was sent in April 2015 to all Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education recognized hand surgery fellowship program directors (n=81) involved in the U...
September 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937512/obstetricians-and-gynecologists-of-the-future-a-survey-of-medical-students-applying-to-residency
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Meredith J Alston, Amy Meg Autry, Sarah A Wagner, Abigail Winkel, Amanda A Allshouse, Alyssa Stephenson-Famy
OBJECTIVE: To understand the characteristics and career goals of medical students selecting a career in obstetrics and gynecology. METHODS: In 2015-2016, medical students invited for interviews for obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Colorado, University of Washington, University of California San Francisco, Loyola University, and New York University received a voluntary 20-item electronic survey regarding factors influencing their choice of medical specialty...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927346/deep-venous-thrombosis-prophylaxis-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstructive-surgery-what-is-the-current-state-of-practice
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Robert A Keller, Vasilios Moutzouros, Joshua S Dines, Charles A Bush-Joseph, Orr Limpisvasti
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant perioperative risk with many common orthopaedic procedures. Currently, there is no standardized recommendation for the use of VTE prophylaxis during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. This study sought to evaluate the current prophylactic practices of fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopaedic surgeons in the United States. HYPOTHESIS: Very few surgeons use perioperative VTE prophylaxis for ACL reconstructive surgery...
September 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914598/ovarian-cancer-prevalence-in-incidental-simple-adnexal-cysts-initially-identified-in-ct-examinations-of-the-abdomen-and-pelvis
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Johannes Boos, Olga R Brook, Jieming Fang, Alexander Brook, Deborah Levine
Purpose To evaluate the rate of malignancy in incidentally detected simple adnexal cysts at computed tomography (CT) to determine if simple-appearing cysts require follow-up. Materials and Methods In this HIPAA-compliant, institutional review board-approved retrospective cohort study, an institutional database was searched for abdominal and pelvic CT studies performed between June 2003 and December 2010 in women reported to have adnexal cysts. Adnexal cyst characterization was determined by prospective report description as well as image review by a research fellow and by a fellowship-trained abdominal radiologist for examinations with disagreement between the original report and the research fellow's assessment...
September 14, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890901/performing-all-major-surgical-procedures-robotically-will-prolong-wait-times-for-surgery
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Brian M Shinder, Nicholas J Farber, Robert E Weiss, Thomas L Jang, Isaac Y Kim, Eric A Singer, Sammy E Elsamra
This article aimed to assess the burden of scheduling major urologic oncology procedures if all cases were performed robotically and to determine whether this would increase the time a patient would have to wait for surgery. We retrospectively determined the number of prostatectomies, radical nephrectomies, partial nephrectomies, and cystectomies at a single institution for one calendar year. A hypothetical situation was then constructed where all procedures were performed robotically. Using the allotted number of days that each surgeon was able to schedule robotic procedures, we analyzed the amount of time it would take to schedule and complete all cases...
2017: Robot Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882683/structured-operative-autonomy-an-institutional-approach-to-enhancing-surgical-resident-education-without-impacting-patient-outcomes
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Brandon M Wojcik, Zhi Ven Fong, Madhukar S Patel, David C Chang, Dustin R Long, Haytham M A Kaafarani, Emil Petrusa, John T Mullen, Keith D Lillemoe, Roy Phitayakorn
BACKGROUND: Although barriers to granting surgical residents autonomy in the operating room are well described, few have proposed practical strategies to overcome these barriers. Our department adopted a multidisciplinary approach to develop a rotation that aimed to grant chief residents structured operative autonomy. In this study, we assess the feasibility of implementation, impact on patient safety, and educational benefit to residents after the program's pilot year. STUDY DESIGN: During a 1-month rotation, chief residents began cases alone using their own operative block time...
September 5, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874979/serotonergic-antidepressants-are-associated-with-increased-blood-loss-and-risk-for-transfusion-in-single-level-lumbar-fusion-surgery
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Paul Schadler, Jennifer Shue, Mohamed Moawad, Federico P Girardi, Frank P Cammisa, Andrew A Sama, Russel C Huang, Darren R Lebl, Chad M Craig, Alexander P Hughes
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of antidepressants on blood loss and transfusion requirements in spinal surgery patients. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Several studies have shown an increase in perioperative bleeding in orthopedic surgery patients on antidepressant drug therapy, yet no study has examined the impact of these agents on spinal surgery patients. METHODS: Charts of patients who underwent single-level spinal fusion (posterior lumbar interbody fusion with posterior instrumentation) performed by five fellowship-trained surgeons at a tertiary spine center between 2008 and 2013, were retrospectively reviewed...
August 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862111/how-can-we-improve-education-of-breast-surgeons-across-europe
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Agnieszka Kolacinska
The proposed global curriculum developed by the American Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) and the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) and the textbook: provides a state-of- the- art of breast cancer surgery, complements the syllabus and curriculum of the Union Europeenne des Medecins Specialistes (UEMS) examination in breast surgery/ European Board of Surgery Qualification in Breast Surgery (EBSQinBS) administered by ESSO (1) Knowledge and understanding of the principles of breast cancer incidence, aetiology, risk factors, genetics, premalignant and high-risk lesions, pathology, prognostic and predictive factors, risk prediction models, screening, diagnosis and imaging, breast cancer, oncoplastic, reconstructive breast surgery, axillary surgery and future perspective for this, radiation therapy, neoadjuvant and adjuvant systemic treatment- endocrine-, immuno- and chemotherapy, side effects and toxicities of treatment, locoregional recurrence, follow-up, locally advanced breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer, breast cancer in young and elderly patients, survivor issues, lymphedema, palliative care, chroni pain, body image and sexuality, fertility issues, cognitive functions, etc...
July 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856351/biceps-tenodesis-an-evolution-of-treatment
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Brandon J Erickson, Akshay Jain, Gregory L Cvetanovich, Gregory P Nicholson, Brian J Cole, Anthony A Romeo, Nikhil N Verma
The long head of the biceps (LHB) tendon is a potential generator of pain within the shoulder. Tenodesis of the LHB is a treatment option for several pathologic shoulder conditions. We conducted a study to determine trends in LHB tenodesis at a subspecialty-focused shoulder orthopedic practice. We hypothesized that the rate of LHB tenodesis would increase significantly over time and that there would be no significant change in the age of patients who underwent LHB tenodesis. Records of 4 fellowship-trained sports or shoulder/elbow orthopedic surgeons were used to identify total number of common arthroscopic shoulder surgeries performed between 2004 and 2014...
July 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
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