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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409417/the-hand-surgeon-consultation-improves-patient-knowledge-in-a-hand-surgery-mission-to-honduras
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Marc E Walker, Carolyn Chuang, Craig R Moores, Matthew L Webb, Samuel D Buonocore, J Grant Thomson
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess impact of the surgeon consultation and informed consent process on patient education in an international hand surgery mission compared with a US academic hand surgery practice. These two groups were selected to evaluate communication difficulties in a surgical mission setting compared with standard of care in a high-income country. METHODS: A multi-part survey was administered to patients presenting to a hand surgery mission during March 2012 and new patients of a university hand center in a 3-month period during 2011...
March 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405806/delayed-sequence-intubation-by-intensive-care-flight-paramedics-in-victoria-australia
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Jacinta Waack, Matthew Shepherd, Emily Andrew, Stephen Bernard, Karen Smith
OBJECTIVE: Delayed sequence intubation (DSI) involves the administration of ketamine to facilitate adequate preoxygenation in the agitated patient. DSI was introduced into the Clinical Practice Guideline for Intensive Care Flight Paramedics in Victoria in late 2013. We aimed to describe the clinical characteristics of patients receiving DSI. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was undertaken of patients who received DSI between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2016, during both primary response and retrieval missions...
February 6, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387297/smile-train-making-the-grade-in-global-cleft-care
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REVIEW
Matthew Louis, Ryan M Dickey, Larry H Hollier
The global medical and psychological burden of cleft lip and palate is large, especially in low- and middle-income countries. For decades, medical missions have sought to alleviate this burden; however, there are significant barriers to providing sustainable, high-quality cleft care using the mission model. Smile Train, an international children's charity founded in 1999, has developed a scalable model which provides support to local partner hospitals and surgeons around the world. Smile Train partners with hospitals to support cleft care treatment across the developing world...
March 2018: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316356/plasma-zinc-levels-in-ecuadorian-mothers-of-infants-with-nonsyndromic-cleft-lip-with-or-without-cleft-palate-a-case-series
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Miguel Ángel Jara-Palacios, Angélica Carolina Cornejo, Camila Narváez-Caicedo, Gabriela Moreano, Karla Patricia Vásquez, Cristina Moreno-Izquierdo, Natalia Romero-Sandoval
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have reported an association between maternal zinc deficiency and increased risk of nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (NSCL/P) in offspring. A high prevalence of zinc deficiency and a high prevalence of NSCL/P have been reported in Ecuador. We postulated that mothers of infants with NSCL/P may have lower serum zinc levels than women from the general population. METHODS: A case series study was conducted from November 2013 to July 2016...
January 8, 2018: Birth Defects Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313125/update-regarding-the-society-of-american-gastrointestinal-and-endoscopic-surgeons-sages-grant-distribution-and-impact-on-recipient-s-academic-career
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Christopher DuCoin, Rebecca P Petersen, David Urbach, Rajesh Aggarwal, Atul K Madan, Aurora D Pryor
BACKGROUND: Small seed grants strongly impact academic careers, result in future funding, and lead to increased involvement in surgical societies. We hypothesize that, in accordance with the SAGES Research and Career Development committee mission, there has been a shift in grant support from senior faculty to residents and junior faculty. We hypothesize that these junior physician-researchers are subsequently remaining involved with SAGES and advancing within their academic institutions...
January 8, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310562/programmatic-changes-to-reduce-mortality-and-morbidity-in-humanitarian-congenital-cardiac-surgery
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Tyler J Wallen, George J Arnaoutakis, Randa Blenden, Rodrigo Soto
BACKGROUND: This report documents the outcomes of cardiac surgical mission trips organized by the International Children's Heart Foundation (ICHF), a nongovernmental organization that provides congenital heart surgery services to the developing world, and discusses factors associated with a reduction of mortality and morbidity in this setting. METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database was conducted to identify any patient who underwent surgical intervention during the course of an ICHF mission trip...
January 2018: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301168/design-and-development-of-a-novel-distance-learning-telementoring-system-using-off-the-shelf-materials-and-software
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James C Rosser, Jeffrey P Fleming, Timothy B Legare, Katherine M Choi, Jamie Nakagiri, Elliot Griffith
OBJECTIVE: To design and develop a distance learning (DL) system for the transference of laparoscopic surgery knowledge and skill constructed from off-the-shelf materials and commercially available software. INTRODUCTION: Minimally invasive surgery offers significant benefits over traditional surgical procedures, but adoption rates for many procedures are low. Skill and confidence deficits are two of the culprits. DL combined with simulation training and telementoring may address these issues with scale...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283950/evaluating-resident-perspectives-on-international-humanitarian-missions
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Matthew D Chetta, Afaaf Shakir, Laurence S Paek, Gordon K Lee
BACKGROUND: Opportunities for international missions are highly sought after by medical students, residents, and attending plastic surgeons. The educational benefits and ethical considerations of trainees participating in these ventures have been extensively debated. At the time of this writing, many surgical training programs lack the necessary infrastructure or funds to support missions of this sort. Despite the increasing interest, the perceived benefit of international work has not yet been well studied...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223665/guidelines-and-checklists-for-short-term-missions-in-global-pediatric-surgery-recommendations-from-the-american-academy-of-pediatrics-delivery-of-surgical-care-global-health-subcommittee-american-pediatric-surgical-association-global-pediatric-surgery-committee
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REVIEW
Marilyn Butler, Elizabeth Drum, Faye M Evans, Tamara Fitzgerald, Jason Fraser, Ai-Xuan Holterman, Howard Jen, J Matthew Kynes, Jenny Kreiss, Craig D McClain, Mark Newton, Benedict Nwomeh, James O'Neill, Doruk Ozgediz, George Politis, Henry Rice, David Rothstein, Julie Sanchez, Mark Singleton, Francine S Yudkowitz
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric surgeons, anesthesia providers, and nurses from North America and other high-income countries (HICs) are increasingly engaged in resource-limited areas, with short-term missions (STMs) as the most common form of involvement. However, consensus recommendations currently do not exist for STMs in pediatric general surgery and associated perioperative care. METHODS: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Delivery of Surgical Care Subcommittee and American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) Global Pediatric Surgery Committee, with the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association, Inc...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218661/the-sages-fundamental-use-of-surgical-energy-program-fuse-history-development-and-purpose
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P Fuchshuber, S Schwaitzberg, D Jones, S B Jones, L Feldman, M Munro, T Robinson, G Purcell-Jackson, D Mikami, A Madani, M Brunt, B Dunkin, C Gugliemi, L Groah, R Lim, J Mischna, C R Voyles
BACKGROUND: Adverse events due to energy device use in surgical operating rooms are a daily occurrence. These occur at a rate of approximately 1-2 per 1000 operations. Hundreds of operating room fires occur each year in the United States, some causing severe injury and even mortality. The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) therefore created the first comprehensive educational curriculum on the safe use of surgical energy devices, called Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE)...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198262/medical-missions-for-the-provision-of-paediatric-cardiac-surgery-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Frank J Molloy, Nguyenvu Nguyen, Marisa Mize, Gavin Wright, Cecilia St George-Hyslop, Maura O'Callaghan, Emma Scanlan, William M Novick
This review will outline the role of visiting cardiac surgical teams in low- and middle-income countries drawing on the collective experience of the authors in a wide range of locations. Requests for assistance can emerge from local programmes at a beginner or advanced stage. However, in all circumstances, careful pre-trip planning is necessary in conjunction with clinical and non-clinical local partners. The clinical evaluation, surgical procedures, and postoperative care all serve as a template for collaboration and education between the visiting and local teams in every aspect of care...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192633/pattern-of-maxillofacial-surgical-conditions-in-north-central-nigeria-a-5-year-experience-of-an-indigenous-surgical-mission
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Seidu A Bello, Timothy Osodin, Ifeoluwa Oketade, Alwel-Brown Ibikari, Nosa Ighile, Deborah J Enebong, Paul Ekpa
BACKGROUND: Several publications have presented pattern of maxillofacial surgical conditions based on data from hospital-based studies. The objective of this study is to present the spectrum of maxillofacial surgical conditions from the perspective of a community study. METHODS: This is a prospective study of all patients seen and treated from 2011 to 2016. The information obtained included the biodata, clinical history of the disease conditions, radiological result, histopathologic result, diagnosis, and treatment records...
October 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134534/current-status-of-cardiovascular-surgery-in-japan-2013-and-2014-a-report-based-on-the-japan-cardiovascular-surgery-database-jcvsd-1-mission-and-history-of-jcvsd
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Shinichi Takamoto, Noboru Motomura, Hiroaki Miyata, Hiroyuki Tsukihara
The Japan Cardiovascular Surgery Database (JCVSD) was created in 2000 with the support of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). The STS database content was translated to Japanese using the same disease criteria and in 2001, data entry for adult cardiac surgeries was initiated online using the University Hospital Medical Information Network (UMIN). In 2008, data entry for congenital heart surgeries was initiated in the congenital section of JCVSD and preoperative expected mortality (JapanSCORE) in adult cardiovascular surgeries was first calculated using the risk model of JCVSD...
November 13, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121199/the-next-19-years-of-the-american-head-and-neck-society
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Jeffrey N Myers
Jeffrey N. Myers, MD, PhD, president of the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) for 2016 to 2017, offered his perspectives on the AHNS's history, present-day activities, and future plans at this year's annual meeting of the society. The society was created from the 1998 merger of 2 societies, the Society for Head and Neck Surgeons (SHNS), founded in 1954, and the American Society for Head and Neck Surgery (ASHNS), founded in 1959, to become the largest organization in North America for the advancement of research and education in head and neck oncology...
November 9, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119221/preparing-japanese-surgeons-for-potential-mass-casualty-situations-will-require-innovative-and-systematic-programs
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H Uchino, V Y Kong, J L Bruce, G V Oosthuizen, W Bekker, G L Laing, D L Clarke
INTRODUCTION: The ongoing state of global geo-political instability means that it is prudent to prepare civilian surgeons to manage major military-type trauma. Japan has enjoyed a prolonged period of peace and consequently it is unlikely that surgeons will have been exposed to a sufficient volume of cases. This study reviews the state of trauma training and preparedness in Japan and reviews the trauma workload of a major Japanese emergency medical center and compared with a major South African trauma center with the intention of quantifying and comparing the time needed to gain adequate exposure to major trauma at the two centers...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111084/a-model-for-humanitarian-outreach-in-today-s-world
#16
REVIEW
James A O'Neill
The traditional model for humanitarian work for surgeons has been a few long-term people and a larger number of volunteers on short-term missions to needy places for one or two weeks with limited opportunity for follow-up. While a great deal of good has resulted from these efforts, in the long term not much has changed. Recent studies like the U.N. Millennium Development Goals and the Lancet Commission Report, Surgery 2030, have pointed out that the burden of surgical disease is the major public health issue in the world, such that an estimated five billion people worldwide do not have access to safe surgery and anesthesia, with the largest number being in Africa where almost half of the population is less than age 18years...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061762/descriptive-analysis-of-the-medical-care-performed-in-the-spanish-military-role-1-medical-treatment-facility-deployed-in-operation-inherent-resolve-iraq-2015-2016
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Rafael García Cañas, R Navarro Suay
INTRODUCTION: Operation 'Inherent Resolve' was approved by the United Nations in August 2014 with the objective of suppressing the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and increasing the region's stability. The mission of the Spanish military forces within this was to direct training missions for the Iraqi Army. The aim of this study is to analyse the medical care provided in the Spanish Role 1 deployed medical treatment facility during Operation 'Apoyo a Irak'. METHODS: A cross-sectional, descriptive and retrospective study was conducted between 15 December 2015 and 18 November 2016...
October 23, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032924/epidemiology-of-rare-cancers-and-inequalities-in-oncologic-outcomes
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G Gatta, A Trama, R Capocaccia
Rare cancers epidemiology is better known compared to the other rare diseases. Thanks to the long history of the European population-based cancer registries and to the EUROCARE huge database, the burden of rare cancers has been estimated the European (EU28) population. A considerable fraction of all cancers is represented by rare cancers (24%). They are a heterogeneous group of diseases, but they share similar problems: uncertainty of diagnosis, lack of therapies, poor research opportunities, difficulties in clinical trials, lack of expertise and of centres of reference...
September 19, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989009/the-surgery-innovation-and-entrepreneurship-development-program-siedp-an-experiential-learning-program-for-surgery-faculty-to-ideate-and-implement-innovations-in-health-care
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Jonathan Servoss, Connie Chang, David Olson, Kevin R Ward, Michael W Mulholland, Mark S Cohen
OBJECTIVE: Surgeons are continually engaged in the incorporation of new technologies in their practice. In the operating room and beyond, they combine technical skill with creative problem solving to improve tools and techniques for patient care, making them natural innovators. However, despite their innovative tendencies, education on entrepreneurship and commercialization is severely lacking. Moreover, with increasing pressure to meet productivity metrics, their availability to learn the complexities of commercialization is limited...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949405/outcomes-of-an-international-volunteer-surgical-project-for-patients-with-cleft-lip-and-or-cleft-palate-a-mission-in-developing-laos
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Takahiro Goto, Kazuhide Nishihara, Keiichi Kataoka, Shinpei Goto, Tessho Maruyama, Hajime Sunakawa, Nagato Natsume, Akira Arasaki
Cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) is a common birth defect of complex etiology. CL/P surgery is generally performed in infancy to allow for improvements in esthetics, suckling, and speech disorders as quickly as possible. We have engaged in activities such as free-of-charge surgery for CL/P a total of 12 times from 2001 to 2016 in Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos). The United Nations has designated Laos as a Least Developed Country; it is one of the poorest countries in Asia. We have carried out our activities for a long time, primarily in CL/P patients who cannot undergo surgery for financial reasons, and we have performed CL/P-related surgeries for 283 patients up to 2016...
September 26, 2017: Congenital Anomalies
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