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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098706/current-trends-in-ulnar-collateral-ligament-reconstruction-surgery-among-newly-trained-orthopaedic-surgeons
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Ryan M Degen, Christopher L Camp, Johnathan A Bernard, David M Dines, David W Altchek, Joshua S Dines
INTRODUCTION: Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstructions are being performed with an increasing annual incidence. The purpose of this study was to evaluate trends in UCL surgery among recently trained orthopaedic surgeons. METHODS: The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS) database was used to identify all UCL reconstructions from 2004 to 2013. Procedures were identified by Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and verified by International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes...
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066603/characteristics-of-cardiothoracic-surgeons-practicing-at-the-top-ranked-us-institutions
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Carlo Maria Rosati, Leonidas G Koniaris, Daniela Molena, David Blitzer, Katherine W Su, Mohammad Tahboub, Panos N Vardas, Leonard N Girardi, Mario Gaudino
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine which factors distinguish cardiothoracic (CT) surgeons practicing at the top-ranked US institutions from their peers. METHODS: Using online resources, we collected demographics, training information and academic metrics of 694 cardiac (n=489; 70%) and thoracic (n=205; 30%) surgeons practicing at 57 preeminent US institutions, including those with the highest US News & World Report ranking ("top CT centers"). RESULTS: Two hundred and ninety-nine (43...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050201/neck-dissection-technique-commonality-and-variance-a-survey-on-neck-dissection-technique-preferences-among-head-and-neck-oncologic-surgeons-in-the-american-head-and-neck-society
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Shirin M Hemmat, Steven J Wang, William R Ryan
Introduction Neck dissection (ND) technique preferences are not well reported. Objective The objective of this study is to educate practitioners and trainees about surgical technique commonality and variance used by head and neck oncologic surgeons when performing a ND. Methods Online survey of surgeon members of the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS). Survey investigated respondents' demographic information, degree of surgical experience, ND technique preferences. Results In our study, 283 out of 1,010 (28%) AHNS surgeon members with a mean age of 50...
January 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029534/the-influence-of-fellowship-training-on-the-practice-of-pancreatoduodenectomy
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Gregory T Kennedy, Matthew T McMillan, Michael H Sprys, Claudio Bassi, Paul D Greig, Paul D Hansen, Dhiresh R Jeyarajah, Tara S Kent, Giuseppe Malleo, Giovanni Marchegiani, Rebecca M Minter, Charles M Vollmer
BACKGROUND: There has been a proliferation of gastrointestinal surgical fellowships; however, little is known regarding their association with surgical volume and management approaches. METHODS: Surveys were distributed to members of GI surgical societies. Responses were evaluated to define relationships between fellowship training and surgical practice with pancreatoduodenectomy (PD). RESULTS: Surveys were completed by 889 surgeons, 84.1% of whom had completed fellowship training...
October 28, 2016: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029219/defining-the-tipping-point-in-surgical-performance-for-laparoscopic-donor-nephrectomy-among-transplant-surgery-fellows-a-risk-adjusted-cumulative-summation-learning-curve-analysis
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O K Serrano, A S Bangdiwala, D M Vock, D Berglund, T B Dunn, E B Finger, T L Pruett, A J Matas, R Kandaswamy
UNOS recommends that fellowship-trained surgeons participate in 15 LDN to be considered proficient. ASTS mandates 12 LDN during abdominal transplant surgery fellowship (ATSF). We performed a retrospective intraoperative case analysis to create a risk-adjusted cumulative summation (RACUSUM) model to assess the learning curve (LC) of novice TSF (nTSF). Between January 2000 and December 2014, 30 nTSF rotated on the Organ Procurement Rotation (OPR) of our ASTS-approved ATSF. Measures of surgical performance included: 1) intraoperative time (ORT), 2) estimated blood loss (EBL), and 3) incidence of intraoperative complications (IOC)...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027845/differences-in-the-treatment-of-distal-radius-fractures-by-hand-fellowship-trained-surgeons-a-study-of-abos-candidate-data
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Sean Childs, Tobias Mann, Jason Dahl, John Ketz, Warren C Hammert, Peter M Murray, John Elfar
PURPOSE: The management of distal radius fractures differs based on the nature of the fracture and the experience of the surgeon. We hypothesized that patients requiring surgical intervention would undergo different procedures when in the care of a surgeon with subspecialty training in hand surgery as compared with surgeons with no subspecialty training in hand surgery. METHODS: We queried the ABOS database for case log information submitted for part II of the ABOS examination...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019023/academic-productivity-of-faculty-associated-with-microsurgery-fellowships
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Qing Zhao Ruan, Joseph A Ricci, Jason Silvestre, Olivia A Ho, Bernard T Lee
BACKGROUND: The Hirsch index (h-index) is widely recognized as a reliable measure of academic productivity. While previous studies have applied the h-index to surgical disciplines, none have analyzed microsurgery faculty. This manuscript aims to examine the h-index of microsurgery fellowship faculty to categorize its applicability to microsurgeons as a determinant of academic output. METHODS: Faculty demographics and institution characteristics were obtained from the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) and official program websites...
December 26, 2016: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017413/endangered-academia-preserving-the-pediatric-surgeon-scientist
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Troy A Markel, Nakul P Valsangkar, Teresa M Bell, Brandon A Kiel, Teresa A Zimmers, Leonidas G Koniaris
BACKGROUND: Pediatric surgery is one of the most difficult surgical fellowships to obtain. It requires stellar academic credentials and, often, dedicated time pursuing research. It is unknown, however, if pediatric surgeons maintain high academic output as faculty members. We hypothesized that the majority of pediatric surgeons do not pursue robust research activities as faculty, and therefore, over time, their academic productivity decreases. METHODS: Numbers of publications, citations, H-index, and NIH funding rates were determined for 4354 surgical faculty at the top-55 NIH based departments of surgery using websites, Scopus, NIH RePORTER, and Grantome...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007068/congenital-heart-surgery-subspecialty-certification-how-is-it-working-the-american-board-of-thoracic-surgery-perspective
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REVIEW
James S Tweddell
Congenital heart surgery is among the most challenging fields in all of medicine. The unique skills and knowledge base required prompted the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) to establish the Subspecialty Certificate in Congenital Heart Surgery (CHS). Standards for operative experience and fellowship training programs were established by the ABTS and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Since 2009, 188 Subspecialty Certificates in CHS have been granted, including 38 earned through the fellowship training pathway...
January 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007061/the-evolution-of-an-adult-congenital-heart-surgery-program-the-emory-system
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REVIEW
Brian Kogon, Joshua Rosenblum, Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Subhadra Shashidharan, Wendy Book
The Emory Adult Congenital Heart (Emory University, Atlanta, GA) program was founded in 2001. In 2004, the surgical component transitioned from a pediatric facility to an adult facility. The aim of this article is characterize the program as a whole, outline changes in the program, and discuss the challenges of the transition process. Between 2001 and 2015, changes in program structure and personnel were evaluated. There has been significant growth of the program between 2001 and 2015. There are currently 19 half-day clinics per week, with 2,700 clinic visits per year...
January 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997464/evaluation-of-the-american-society-of-ophthalmic-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery-asoprs-fellowship-program-website-content-and-quality
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Natalie Homer, Michael K Yoon
PURPOSE: The qualities that applicants value in the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) fellowship programs have been studied, but the availability of this information on program websites has not yet been reviewed. The authors evaluated the availability of resident-valued ASOPRS fellowship program information on the Internet. METHODS: The authors performed an Internet search of the 53 ASOPRS fellowship program websites and evaluated websites for 20 characteristics of interest to ASOPRS fellowship applicants such as teaching faculty, program description, rotation schedule, operative cases, and interview information...
December 16, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988170/assessing-resident-surgical-volume-before-and-after-initiation-of-a-female-pelvic-medicine-and-reconstructive-surgery-fellowship
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Zaid Chaudhry, Christopher M Tarnay
OBJECTIVES: The effect of fellowship programs on resident training for gynecologic surgery volume has not been clearly defined. The purpose of our study is to assess resident surgical volume for laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomy before and after initiation of a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS) fellowship. DESIGN: A retrospective review of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Resident Case Logs of obstetrics and gynecology residents who graduated in the 3 years before and after initiation of a FPMRS fellowship was performed...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933135/impact-of-laparoscopic-surgery-training-laboratory-on-surgeon-s-performance
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REVIEW
Fabio C M Torricelli, Joao Arthur B A Barbosa, Giovanni S Marchini
Minimally invasive surgery has been replacing the open standard technique in several procedures. Similar or even better postoperative outcomes have been described in laparoscopic or robot-assisted procedures when compared to open surgery. Moreover, minimally invasive surgery has been providing less postoperative pain, shorter hospitalization, and thus a faster return to daily activities. However, the learning curve required to obtain laparoscopic expertise has been a barrier in laparoscopic spreading. Laparoscopic surgery training laboratory has been developed to aid surgeons to overcome the challenging learning curve...
November 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930278/for-love-not-money-the-financial-implications-of-surgical-fellowship-training
#14
Paul M Inclan, Adam S Hyde, Michael Hulme, Jeffrey E Carter
Surgical residents cite increased income potential as a motivation for pursuing fellowship training, despite little evidence supporting this perception. Thus, our goal is to quantify the financial impact of surgical fellowship training on financial career value. By using Medical Group Management Association and Association of American Medical Colleges physician income data, and accounting for resident salary, student debt, a progressive tax structure, and forgone wages associated with prolonged training, we generated a net present value (NPV) for both generalist and subspecialist surgeons...
September 2016: American Surgeon
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
#17
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...
December 1, 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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REVIEW
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
#20
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
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