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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918338/female-pelvic-medicine-and-reconstructive-surgery-in-canada-a-survey-of-obstetrician-gynecologists-and-urologists
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Marie K Christakis, Eliane M Shore, Ariel Pulver, Colleen D McDermott
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the current status of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS) in Canada, including level of training, practice patterns, barriers to practice and opinions among obstetrician-gynecologists (OB/GYNs) and urologists. METHODS: Electronic surveys were distributed to 737 OB/GYNs through the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada and to 489 urologists through the Canadian Urological Association...
December 1, 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906761/surgical-education-and-health-care-reform-defining-the-role-and-value-of-trainees-in-an-evolving-medical-landscape
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Oluwadamilola M Fayanju, Reena Aggarwal, Rebeccah B Baucom, Cristina R Ferrone, David Massaro, Kyla P Terhune
OBJECTIVE: Health care reform and surgical education are often separated functionally. However, especially in surgery, where resident trainees often spend twice as much time in residency and fellowship than in undergraduate medical education, one must consider their contributions to health care. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: In this short commentary, we briefly review the status of health care in the United States as well as some of the recent and current changes in graduate medical education that pertain to surgical trainees...
November 30, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893005/transforming-head-and-neck-surgeon-into-thyroid-expert-the-2016-hayes-martin-lecture
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Ashok R Shaha
With the rapid rise in the incidence of thyroid cancer, the number of thyroidectomies has increased remarkably in the last 10 years. Thyroidectomy accounts for approximately 40% of the workload in head and neck fellowship. The decision making in thyroid surgery is quite complex, especially when patients present with recurrent or advanced thyroid cancer. The complications of thyroid surgery can be very serious in relation to quality of life. Some of these complications can be avoided with meticulous surgical technique...
November 17, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889271/assessment-of-perioperative-nutrition-practices-and-attitudes-a-national-survey-of-colorectal-and-gi-surgical-oncology-programs
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J D Williams, Paul E Wischmeyer
BACKGROUND: Implementation of evidence-based peri-operative nutrition in the U.S. is poorly described and hypothesized to be suboptimal. This study broadly describes practices and attitudes regarding nutrition screening/intervention in U.S. gastrointestinal and oncologic surgeons. METHODS: Nationwide nutritional practice survey of GI/Oncologic surgical faculty. RESULTS: Program response rates were 57% and 81% for colorectal and oncology fellowships, respectively...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886972/the-resident-run-minor-surgery-clinic-a-pilot-study-to-safely-increase-operative-autonomy
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Brandon M Wojcik, Zhi Ven Fong, Madhukar S Patel, David C Chang, Emil Petrusa, John T Mullen, Roy Phitayakorn
OBJECTIVE: General surgery training has evolved to align with changes in work hour restrictions, supervision regulations, and reimbursement practices. This has culminated in a lack of operative autonomy, leaving residents feeling inadequately prepared to perform surgery independently when beginning fellowship or practice. A resident-run minor surgery clinic increases junior resident autonomy, but its effects on patient outcomes have not been formally established. This pilot study evaluated the safety of implementing a resident-run minor surgery clinic within a university-based general surgery training program...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886967/the-independent-plastic-surgery-match-analysis-of-changes-in-recent-years-and-applicant-preferences
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Ziyad S Hammoudeh, Gamal Mostafa, Michel Saint-Cyr, Karim Bakri, Samir Mardini
BACKGROUND: The number of surgical applicants to "independent" plastic surgery programs has drastically decreased. However, the competitiveness of recent applicants relative to previous years has not been assessed. The purpose of this study was to analyze the characteristics of recent "independent" applicants and to obtain their preferences regarding the match. METHODS: A 25-question survey was distributed to 97 applicants of the 2012 "independent" match. The survey consisted of questions regarding demographics, academic qualifications, interview results, match results, program characteristic preferences, interview preferences, and future career plans...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880008/head-and-neck-surgical-subspecialty-training-in-africa-sustainable-models-to-improve-cancer-care-in-developing-countries
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Johannes J Fagan, Mark Zafereo, Joyce Aswani, James L Netterville, Wayne Koch
BACKGROUND: Cancer poses a health crisis in the developing world where surgery is the mainstay of treatment for head and neck cancers. However, a shortage of surgeons with appropriate skills exists. How do we train head and neck surgeons in developing countries and avoid a brain drain? The ideal model provides appropriate affordable training leading to establishment of head and neck cancer centers that teach and train others. METHODS: Different head and neck surgery training models are presented based on the personal experiences of the authors...
November 23, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870692/wide-variation-of-surgical-cost-in-the-treatment-of-periarticular-lower-extremity-injuries-between-6-fellowship-trained-trauma-surgeons
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Robert J Wetzel, Laurence B Kempton, Edwin S Lee, Michael Zlowodzki, Todd O McKinley, Walter W Virkus
OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that negligible surgical material cost variation exists between traumatolgists for treatment of bimalleolar ankle and bicondylar tibial plateau fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective medical record review. SETTING: Academic level 1 Trauma Center; 2-year period. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Current Procedure Terminology codes for open treatment of bimalleolar ankle and bicondylar tibial plateau fractures identified patients...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870669/operating-room-efficiency-benefits-of-an-orthopaedic-traumatologist-at-a-level-ii-trauma-center
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Peter L Althausen, Justin R Kauk, Steven Shannon, Minggen Lu, Timothy J O'Mara, Timothy J Bray
OBJECTIVES: Fellowship-trained orthopaedic traumatologists are presumably taught skill sets leading to "best practice" outcomes and more efficient use of hospital resources. This should result in more favorable economic opportunities when compared with general orthopaedic surgeons (GOSs) providing similar clinical services. The purpose of our study was to compare the operating room utilization and financial data of traumatologists versus GOSs at a level II trauma center. DESIGN: Retrospective review...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866968/vasectomy-reversal-surgical-patterns-an-analysis-of-the-american-board-of-urology-case-logs
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Unwanaobong Nseyo, Nishant Patel, Tung-Chin Hsieh
OBJECTIVE: To characterize vasectomy reversal practice patterns among American Board of Urology (ABU) certifying urologists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the ABU case logs for certifying urologists from 2008 to 2014. Vasectomy reversal procedures were identified by three CPT codes: 55400 (vasovasostomy), 54900 (epididymovasostomy, unilateral), 54901 (epididymovasostomy, bilateral). Demographic data was obtained and reviewed. Multivariate analysis was determined factors influencing the performance of surgical approach...
November 17, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853012/outcomes-of-endoscopic-dacryocystorhinostomy-experience-of-a-fellowship-trainee-at-a-tertiary-care-center
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Saurabh Kamal, Mohammad Javed Ali, Akshay Gopinathan Nair
AIM: The study aims to report a single trainee's experience of learning and performing endoscopic endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy (En-DCR). SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This study was a retrospective, interventional case series. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Fifty-four eyes of fifty patients presenting at a tertiary eye care center over 1 year were included in the study. All cases underwent endoscopic DCR with mitomycin-C and silicone intubation. The parameters studied included demographics, clinical features, intraoperative details, and postoperative ostium evaluation...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826595/direct-cost-analysis-of-outpatient-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-in-medicare-and-non-medicare-populations
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Steven J Narvy, Tracey C Didinger, David Lehoang, C Thomas Vangsness, James E Tibone, George F Rick Hatch, Reza Omid, Felipe Osorno, Seth C Gamradt
BACKGROUND: Providing high-quality care while also containing cost is a paramount goal in orthopaedic surgery. Increasingly, insurance providers in the United States, including government payers, are requiring financial and performance accountability for episodes of care, including a push toward bundled payments. HYPOTHESIS: The direct cost of outpatient arthroscopic rotator cuff repair was assessed to determine whether, due to an older population, rotator cuff surgery was more costly in Medicare-insured patients than in patients covered by other insurers...
October 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825662/talk-the-talk-implementing-a-communication-curriculum-for-surgical-residents
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Anna B Newcomb, Amber W Trickey, Melissa Porrey, Jeffrey Wright, Franco Piscitani, Paula Graling, Jonathan Dort
OBJECTIVES: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education milestones provide a framework of specific interpersonal and communication skills that surgical trainees should aim to master. However, training and assessment of resident nontechnical skills remains challenging. We aimed to develop and implement a curriculum incorporating interactive learning principles such as group discussion and simulation-based scenarios to formalize instruction in patient-centered communication skills, and to identify best practices when building such a program...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806631/does-the-level-of-assistant-experience-impact-operative-outcomes-for-robotic-assisted-partial-nephrectomy
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Emmanuel Mitsinikos, George A Abdelsayed, Zoe Bider, Patrick S Kilday, Peter A Elliott, Pooya Banapour, Gary Chien
PURPOSE: Skilled assistant surgeon is presumed necessary during robotic assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) to minimize warm ischemia time (WIT) and to facilitate complex renorrhaphy. Studies observing impact of resident participation have focused on robotic prostatectomies, showing no impact on core surgical outcomes. Herein, we evaluated the level of experience of the bedside assistant and its impact on peri-operative outcomes in RAPN. METHODS: All RAPN cases in our healthcare system from January 2011 to December 2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797645/survey-on-robot-assisted-surgical-techniques-utilization-in-us-pediatric-surgery-fellowships
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Ilan I Maizlin, Michelle C Shroyer, David C Yu, Colin A Martin, Mike K Chen, Robert T Russell
INTRODUCTION: Robotic technology has transformed both practice and education in many adult surgical specialties; no standardized training guidelines in pediatric surgery currently exist. The purpose of our study was to assess the prevalence of robotic procedures and extent of robotic surgery education in US pediatric surgery fellowships. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A deidentified survey measured utilization of the robot, perception on the utility of the robot, and its incorporation in training among the program directors of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) pediatric surgery fellowships in the United States...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779594/international-rotations-a-valuable-source-to-supplement-operative-experience-for-acute-care-surgery-trauma-and-surgical-critical-care-fellows
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Paula Ferrada, Rao R Ivatury, David A Spain, Kimberly A Davis, Michel Aboutanos, John J Fildes, Thomas M Scalea
INTRODUCTION: Acute Care Surgery (ACS), Trauma and Surgical Critical Care (SCC) fellowships graduate fellows deemed qualified to perform complex cases immediately upon graduation. We hypothesize international fellow rotations (IFR) can be a resource to supplement operative case exposure METHODS: A survey was sent to all program directors of ACS and SCC fellowships via email. Data was captured and analyzed using the Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) tool. RESULTS: The survey was sent to 113 program directors (PDs) with a response rate of 42%...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757352/fu-chan-wei-surgeon-innovator-and-leader-of-the-legendary-chang-gung-microsurgery-center
#17
Nidal Farhan Al Deek, Donald H Lalonde
Fu-Chan Wei is a world-renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He is clearly one of the most influential and innovative surgeons in the history of plastic surgery. The Taiwanese legend is the innovator of the osteoseptocutaneous fibula flap, which revolutionized the reconstruction of composite bone and soft tissue defects in the jaw and extremities. He has pioneered several perforator flaps, including the free style variety. He has taken toe-to-hand microsurgical transplantation to a whole new level. He is not only recognized for his surgical skills and clinical innovations, but also for his vision, leadership, and teaching...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755642/incidence-and-complications-of-open-hip-preservation-surgery-an-abos-database-review
#18
Jon Hedgecock, P Christopher Cook, John Harrast, Judith F Baumhauer, Brian D Giordano
Hip preservation surgery encompasses various surgical procedures that have the goal of decreasing the progression of osteoarthritis, preserving normal hip function, and delaying the need for arthroplasty. These procedures can encompass arthroscopic, open, and combined techniques. This study investigated the trends and complications associated with open hip preservation surgery performed by candidates undergoing Part II of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery examination. The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Part II surgeon case database was queried from the years 2003 to 2013 for Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes related to open hip preservation surgery in patients 10 years and older...
October 18, 2016: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742563/can-specialized-surgical-simulation-influence-resident-career-choice
#19
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728953/improved-functional-outcomes-with-robotic-compared-with-manual-total-hip-arthroplasty
#20
Brandon R Bukowski, Paul Anderson, Anton Khlopas, Morad Chughtai, Michael A Mont, Richard Ii L Illgen
INTRODUCTION: Functional outcome following total hip arthroplasty (THA) is affected by accurate component positioning and restoration of hip biomechanics. Robotic-assisted THA (rTHA) has been shown to improve accuracy of component positioning, but its impact on functional outcomes has not been demonstrated. The purpose of this study was to compare: 1) operative time; 2) estimated blood loss; 3) postoperative complications; and 4) patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) between patients who either underwent rTHA or manual THA (mTHA)...
October 6, 2016: Surgical Technology International
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