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General Surgery Residency

Thom R Nichols
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the Mental Health Component of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in community-dwelling persons with ostomies residing in the United States. DESIGN: Cross-sectional descriptive study. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: Two thousand three hundred twenty-nine participants completed the survey for a response rate of 14.9% and a margin of error of 2.03%. Study respondents were geographically distributed throughout the United States, representing all 50 states...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
Thomas H Hartranft, Kurt Yandle, Tim Graham, Charles Holden, Lowell W Chambers
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of a newly implemented electronic web-based review system created at our institution for evaluating resident performance relative to established milestones. DESIGN: Retrospective review of data collected from a survey of general surgery faculty and residents. SETTING: Tertiary care teaching hospital system and independent academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 12 general surgery faculty and 17 general surgery residents participated in this study...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
Mohd Raashid Sheikh, Houssam Osman, Muhammad Umar Butt, Dhiresh Rohan Jeyarajah
BACKGROUND: Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgery experience during residency in the Americas is limited. Residents interested in HPB surgery have different options available for further training. This study evaluated training in HPB surgery received during general surgery (GS) residency, and sought to determine the perception of fellowship training in HPB surgery. METHODS: An anonymous survey was distributed to all 259 GS residency programs in the United States...
October 13, 2016: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
Yusuke Watanabe, Amin Madani, Elif Bilgic, Katherine M McKendy, Gada Enani, Iman Ghaderi, Gerald M Fried, Liane S Feldman, Melina C Vassiliou
BACKGROUND: General surgery residency may not adequately prepare residents for independent practice. It is unclear; however, if non-ACGME-accredited fellowships are better meeting training needs. The purpose of this mixed-method study was to determine perceived preparedness for practice and to identify gaps in fellowship training. METHODS: A survey was developed using an iterative qualitative methodology based on interviews and focus groups of graduated fellows and program directors...
October 14, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Jody M Kaban, Anand Dayama, Srinivas H Reddy, Sheldon Teperman, Melvin E Stone
OBJECTIVE: Our institution began Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM) simulation course in 2007 for senior residents with the aim of increasing opportunities for surgical trainees to gain operative trauma experience. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of the ATOM simulation course on residents' choice of trauma as a career as demonstrated by entrance into surgical critical care (SCC) fellowships. DESIGN: Retrospective study of institutional data on graduating residents from 2002 to 2015...
October 11, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Pablo Achurra, Antonia Lagos, Ruben Avila, Rodrigo Tejos, Erwin Buckel, Juan Alvarado, Camilo Boza, Nicolas Jarufe, Julian Varas
Introduction Simulated laparoscopy training is limited by its low-quality image. A high-definition (HD) laparoscopic training box was developed under the present necessity of simulating advanced surgery. Objective To describe and test a new HD laparoscopic training box for advanced simulation training. Methods We describe the features and image quality of the new training box. The simulator was tested and then evaluated by a group of 76 expert surgeons using a 4-item questionnaire. To assess the effectiveness of training using this simulation box, 15 general surgery residents were trained to perform a laparoscopic jejuno-jejunostomy in a validated simulation program...
October 10, 2016: Surgical Innovation
Mohamed A Zayed, Emily A Lilo, Jason T Lee
OBJECTIVE: The surgical council on resident education developed an online competency-based self-study curriculum for general surgery residency trainees. Vascular surgery trainees are yet to have a similarly validated and readily accessible self-study curriculum. We sought to determine the effect of an interactive online vascular surgery curriculum on trainee knowledge and interest in vascular surgery. METHODS: Over 15 months, 53 trainees (36 medical students and 16 surgical residents) performing a vascular surgery rotation were enrolled in a prospective, randomized, 2-cohort study...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
Mikael L Soucisse, Kerianne Boulva, Lucas Sideris, Pierre Drolet, Michel Morin, Pierre Dubé
BACKGROUND: As surgical training is evolving and operative exposure is decreasing, new, effective, and experiential learning methods are needed to ensure surgical competency and patient safety. Video coaching is an emerging concept in surgery that needs further investigation. DESIGN: In this randomized controlled trial conducted at a single teaching hospital, participating residents were filmed performing a side-to-side intestinal anastomosis on cadaveric dog bowel for baseline assessment...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
Peter Cnudde, Ola Rolfson, Szilard Nemes, Johan Kärrholm, Clas Rehnberg, Cecilia Rogmark, John Timperley, Göran Garellick
BACKGROUND: Sweden offers a unique opportunity to researchers to construct comprehensive databases that encompass a wide variety of healthcare related data. Statistics Sweden and the National Board of Health and Welfare collect individual level data for all Swedish residents that ranges from medical diagnoses to socioeconomic information. In addition to the information collected by governmental agencies the medical profession has initiated nationwide Quality Registers that collect data on specific diagnoses and interventions...
October 4, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Joonchul Jang, Hyong Hwan Lim, Goeun Bae, Sung Uk Choi, Choon Hak Lim
BACKGROUND: The current state of general hospital operation room (OR) in Korea and how these ORs are being operated remain unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate and assess the current state of OR management and surgical scheduling in general hospitals of Korea. METHODS: A total of 92 anesthesiology training hospitals and 2 equivalent hospitals in Korea were targeted for the survey. Anesthesiologists in hospitals received questionnaires for OR, anesthetic managements and surgical scheduling directly or by phone from the beginning of October 2015 to the end of December 2015...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
Marketa Rejtar, Lee Ranstrom, Christina Allcox
Nurse practitioners (NPs) have been providing high-quality and safe patient care for a few decades, and evidence showing the extent of their impact is emerging. This article describes the implementation of a 24/7 NP patient care model on an inpatient pediatric general surgery service in a tertiary free-standing Children's Hospital in the Northeastern United States. The literature shows that there is limited evidence regarding NP models of care and their effect on patient outcomes. In response to policy changes leading to reduction of resident work hours and a more acute and complex inpatient pediatric general surgery patient population, our existing NP model evolved into a 24/7 NP Model in June 2011...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
Asako Watanabe, Mitsutaka Edanaga, Hiromichi Ichinose, Michiaki Yamakage
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Recently, i-Gel intubating laryngeal airway (ILA) has been frequently used because of the ease for airway insertion by residents and young anesthesiologists. However, it sometimes fails to fit or ventilate sufficiently in Japanese patients. Use of Air-Qsp, which is a new non-inflatable cuffed ILA, in a clinical setting has become possible. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical performance of Air-Qsp with that of i-Gel for airway management in Japanese adult patients...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Catrin H Wigley
Dr Jerome Pierce Webster is best remembered as the 'founder of plastic surgery education in the United States' on the basis of developing his nation's first plastic surgery residency programme, his role in the founding of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and, more generally, his influence in professionalising this subspecialty. He also deserves to be remembered for his extensive missionary work in China, his publications as a successful bibliographer, and as an accomplished historian.
September 28, 2016: Journal of Medical Biography
Jose R Rodriguez, Ricardo Yañez, Ignacio Cifuentes, Julian Varas, Bruno Dagnino
BACKGROUND: Currently, there are no valid training programs based solely on nonliving models. The authors aimed to develop and validate a microsurgery training program based on nonliving models and assess the transfer of skills to a live rat model. METHODS: Postgraduate year-3 general surgery residents were assessed in a 17-session program, performing arterial and venous end-to-end anastomosis on ex vivo chicken models. Procedures were recorded and rated by two blinded experts using validated global and specific scales (objective structured assessment of technical skills) and a validated checklist...
October 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
John B Ortolani, Daniel R Tershak, John J Ferrara, Charles J Paget
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)/American College of Gastroenterology Task Force (ACGTF) on Quality in Endoscopy released updated quality benchmarks for colonoscopy in 2015. Our initial study concluded that surgery residents could perform safe and competent screening colonoscopy within a structured endoscopy curriculum. In this follow-up study, we sought to determine whether surgery residents could achieve the increased adenoma detection rate (ADR) benchmarks endorsed by the ASGE/ACGTF...
September 2016: American Surgeon
Philip K Frykman, Andrew L Freedman, Timothy D Kane, Zhi Cheng, Mikael Petrosyan, Kenneth Catchpole
INTRODUCTION: We studied operating team acceptability of Video Telescopic Monitor (VITOM(®)) exoscope by exploring the ease of use of the device in two centers. We also assessed factors affecting surgeon musculoskeletal discomfort. METHODS: We focused on how the operating team interacted with the VITOM system with surrogate measures of usefulness, image quality, ease of use, workload, and setup time. Multivariable linear regression was used to model the relationships between team role, experience, and setup time...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Laura E Fischer, Mara Snyder, Sarah A Sullivan, Eugene F Foley, Jacob A Greenberg
BACKGROUND: To obtain board certification, the American Board of Surgery requires graduates of general surgery training programs to pass both the written qualifying examination (QE) and the oral certifying examination (CE). In 2015, the pass rates for the QE and CE were 80% and 77%, respectively. In the 2011-2012 academic year, the University of Wisconsin instituted a mandatory, faculty-led, monthly CE preparation educational program (CE prep) as a supplement to their existing annual mock oral examination...
October 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Sagar S Shah, Francisco B Sapigao, Maria B J Chun
OBJECTIVE: Cultural competency(CC) in surgical residency curricula is not the novel idea it was fourteen years ago when the ACGME challenged program directors to teach and assess six core competencies. CC is recognized as a component of "patient care", "professionalism", and "interpersonal and communication skills." The results of five programs (2004-2012) with CC curricula were identified in a 2013 paper by Ly and Chun. The primary objective of this paper is to provide the current status of CC curricula in general surgery residency programs...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
Manisha Gandhi, Anitra Beasley, Emily Vinas, Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar, Susan M Ramin, Charlie C Kilpatrick
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of mobile technology to facilitate resident learning, assess clinical knowledge, and guide curricular development in a busy clinical environment. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in a large (N=48) urban obstetrics and gynecology residency program. Question sets were created in the following areas: office gynecology, general obstetrics, gynecologic surgery and urogynecology, maternal-fetal medicine and ultrasonography, reproductive endocrinology and pediatric gynecology, and gynecologic oncology...
October 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abigail Waldman, Kenneth A Arndt, Mathew M Avram, Mariah R Brown, Jeffrey S Dover, Sabrina G Fabi, Daniel P Friedmann, Roy G Geronemus, David J Goldberg, Mitchel P Goldman, Jeremy B Green, Omar A Ibrahimi, Derek H Jones, Suzanne L Kilmer, David H McDaniel, Suzan Obagi, Arisa E Ortiz, Thomas E Rohrer, Mark B Taylor, Abel Torres, Susan H Weinkle, Margaret A Weiss, Eduardo T Weiss, Robert A Weiss, Emily Poon, Murad Alam
BACKGROUND: The American Council of Graduate Medical Education, which oversees much of postgraduate medical education in the United States, has championed the concept of "milestones," standard levels of achievement keyed to particular time points, to assess trainee performance during residency. OBJECTIVE: To develop a milestones document for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery (CDS) fellowship program. METHODS: An ad hoc milestone drafting committee was convened that included members of the ASDS Accreditation Work Group and program directors of ASDS-approved Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery (CDC) fellowship training programs...
October 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
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