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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
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
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
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
Keith Francis Rourke, Andrew E MacNeily
INTRODUCTION: Urology residency training in Canada is quickly evolving from a time-based to a competency-based model. We aim to better define core surgical competencies that would comprise a surgical curriculum and assess any discrepancies in opinion nationally. METHODS: A web-based survey was validated and sent to the 536 practicing members of the Canadian Urological Association (CUA) in August and October 2014. The survey consisted of questions regarding practice demographics, fellowship training, and evaluated the 76 most common urological procedures (using a five-point Likert scale) in the context of the question, "After completion of residency training in Canada a urologist should be proficient in…" A core procedure was defined as one for which there was ≥75% agreement...
May 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
P H Smith, M Carpenter, K W Herbst, C Kim
INTRODUCTION: Minimally invasive surgery has become an important aspect of Pediatric Urology fellowship training. In 2014, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education published the Pediatric Urology Milestone Project as a metric of fellow proficiency in multiple facets of training, including laparoscopic/robotic procedures. OBJECTIVE: The present study assessed trends in minimally invasive surgery training and utilization of the Milestones among recent Pediatric Urology fellows...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Mary K Mulcahey, Brian R Waterman
In its brief 10-year existence, the Arthroscopy Association of North America Advanced Arthroscopy Traveling Fellowship has quickly established itself as the paramount educational experience for aspiring young surgeons in sports medicine and arthroscopy. The Traveling Fellowship is structured as a 10-day experience with visits to 3 host sites and culminates at the AANA Annual Meeting. With 4 selected fellows and an honorary "Godfather," the Traveling Fellowship affords a unique and invaluable opportunity to forge enduring friendships and rare mentorships with established leaders in the field of Arthroscopy...
October 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Austin S Lam, Sarah K Wise, Raj C Dedhia
OBJECTIVE: To assess the practice characteristics of adult sleep otolaryngologists within US otolaryngology residency training programs. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional online survey. SETTING: Otolaryngology residency training programs. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Program directors from 106 otolaryngology training programs in the United States were contacted. Program directors were instructed to forward a survey to otolaryngologists within the institution who provided Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Otolaryngology Milestone Project feedback in "sleep-disordered breathing...
September 27, 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Bradford J Kim, Nakul P Valsangkar, Tiffany W Liang, Michael P Murphy, Teresa A Zimmers, Teresa M Bell, Mark G Davies, Leonidas G Koniaris
OBJECTIVE: Changing training paradigms in vascular surgery have been introduced to reduce overall training time. Herein, we sought to examine how shortened training for vascular surgeons may have influenced overall divisional academic productivity. METHODS: Faculty from the top 55 surgery departments were identified according to National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. Academic metrics of 315 vascular surgery, 1132 general surgery, and 2,403 other surgical specialties faculty were examined using institutional websites, Scopus, and NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools from September 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015...
September 23, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Tinashe Chandauka, Astrid Leusink, Marvin Hsiao, Delawir Kahn, Georges Azzie
While initiatives exist to address the worldwide need for surgeons, none involve a student-driven solution from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In response to falling surgical residency enrolment in South Africa, the students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) founded the UCT Surgical Society and were subsequently instrumental in creating the International Association of Student Surgical Societies (IASSS). The IASSS currently includes 25 societies in 15 countries. Its primary objectives are building sustainable networks for mutually beneficial exchanges, supporting student-driven projects, understanding issues impacting student interest in surgery, promoting global fellowship, creating an elective database and providing assistance to student surgical societies...
October 1, 2016: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
Jacob D Gire, Michael J Gardner, Alex H S Harris, Julius A Bishop
PURPOSE: There has recently been an increase in the number of fellowship trained orthopaedic trauma surgeons, raising concerns that the surgical experience of early career surgeons may be diluted. We sought to evaluate the change in complex trauma case volume of orthopaedic trauma surgeons sitting for Part II of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons certification examination. METHODS: The case log data from all surgeons taking Part II of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons examination over a 13-year period (2003-2015) was evaluated...
October 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Andrew R Styperek, Leonard H Goldberg, Laura E Goldschmidt, Arash Kimyai-Asadi
BACKGROUND: Histologic examination of tissue is the foundation of Mohs micrographic surgery because determination of surgical margins influences whether additional tissue will be taken. Currently, there is no large focused study comparing toluidine blue (TB) and hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stains in the evaluation of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates whether TB and H&E are comparable in assessing the presence of tumor in frozen sections of SCC...
September 21, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Mark William Louie-Johnsun, Marcus M Handmer, Ross John Spero Calopedos, Charles Chabert, Ronald J Cohen, Troy R J Gianduzzo, Paul A Kearns, Daniel A Moon, Jason Ooi, Tom Shannon, David Sofield, Andrew H H Tan
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the Australian experience of high-volume Fellowship-trained Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (LRP) surgeons. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 2943 LRP cases were performed by nine Australian surgeons. The inclusion criteria were a prospectively collected database with a minimum of 100 consecutive LRP cases. The surgeons' LRP experience commenced at various times from July 2003 to September 2009. Data were analysed for demographic, peri-operative, oncological and functional outcomes...
September 23, 2016: BJU International
Emily E Weber LeBrun, Hazel Asumu, Anne M Richardson, LouAnn A Cooper, John D Davis
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine the expectations of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ObGyn) residency and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) fellowship program directors (FPDs) for the independent performance of urogynecologic procedures during residency and to compare these expectations with the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) educational objectives. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two parallel, anonymous surveys were distributed simultaneously to all directors of accredited ObGyn residency and FPMRS fellowship programs in the United States...
September 16, 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Timothy J Lin, Ilya Bendich, Alex S Ha, Benjamin J Keeney, Wayne E Moschetti, Ivan M Tomek
BACKGROUND: Radiographic outcomes after total hip arthroplasty (THA) have been linked to clinical outcomes. The direct anterior approach (DAA) for THA has been criticized by some for providing limited exposure and compromised implant position but allows for routine use of intraoperative fluoroscopy. We sought to determine whether radiographic measurements differed by THA approach using prospective cohorts. METHODS: Two reviewers blinded to surgical approach examined 194 radiographs, obtained 4-6 weeks after primary THA, and obtained measurements for acetabular inclination angle, acetabular anteversion, radiographic limb length discrepancy (LLD), and femoral offset...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
Michael B Gottschalk, William Carpenter, Elise Hiza, William Reisman, James Roberson
BACKGROUND: Despite extensive research regarding patient outcomes after operative fixation of humeral shaft fractures by means of open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) or intramedullary nailing (IMN), no current consensus exists regarding the optimal surgical treatment. The objective of this study was to compare IMN and plate fixation (ORIF) of humeral shaft fractures by using the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Part II operative database to analyze incidence rates, changes in management trends over time, early complications, and factors affecting the management choice...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Satyajit V Marawar, Nathaniel R Ordway, Ian A Madom, Richard A Tallarico, Mark Palumbo, Umesh Metkar, Dongliang Wang, Danning Huang, William F Lavelle
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between the severity of stenosis graded using both surgeon's visual assessment of spinal stenosis as well as measurement of dural cross sectional area on MRI, with the patient's disability. METHODS: Seven fellowship trained spine surgeons reviewed MRI studies retrospectively of 30 symptomatic consecutive patients with lumbar stenosis and graded stenosis in the central canal, the lateral recess and the foramen at T12-L1 to L5-S1 as; none, mild, moderate, or severe...
August 29, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Robert J Wetzel, Laurence B Kempton, Edwin S Lee, Michal 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: Common Procedure Terminology (CPT) codes for open treatment of bimalleolar ankle and bicondylar tibial plateau fractures identified patients...
August 23, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Geolani W Dy, Nathan C Osbun, Shane D Morrison, David W Grant, Paul A Merguerian
INTRODUCTION: Transgender individuals are underserved within the health care system but might increasingly seek urologic care as insurers expand coverage for medical and surgical gender transition. AIM: To evaluate urology residents' exposure to transgender patient care and their perceived importance of transgender surgical education. METHODS: Urology residents from a representative sample of U.S. training programs were asked to complete a cross-sectional survey from January through March 2016...
October 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Zorik Spektor, David J Kay, David L Mandell
PURPOSE: To compare post-operative pain severity, analgesic intake, and complications in children undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy with bipolar radiofrequency ablation (Coblation) vs. pulsed-electron avalanche knife (PEAK) technology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, non-randomized, non-blinded comparative cohort study in a private practice setting with three fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologists. Patients aged 3 to 12years undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy were assigned to surgery with either bipolar radiofrequency ablation or pulsed electron avalanche knife instrumentation...
August 5, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
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