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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352683/discharge-to-inpatient-rehab-does-not-result-in-improved-functional-outcomes-following-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Douglas E Padgett, Alexander B Christ, Amethia D Joseph, You-Yu Lee, Stephen B Haas, Stephen Lyman
BACKGROUND: Monitored rehabilitation has long been considered an essential part of the recovery process in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, the optimal setting for rehabilitation remains uncertain. We sought to determine whether inpatient rehabilitation settings result in improved functional and patient-reported outcomes after primary TKA. METHODS: All patients undergoing primary TKA from May 2007 to February 2011 were identified from our institutional total joint registry...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350363/is-nighttime-laparoscopic-general-surgery-under-general-anesthesia-safe
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Ahmet Kemalettin Koltka, Mehmet İlhan, Achmet Ali, Ali Fuat Kaan Gök, Nükhet Sivrikoz, Teoman Hakan Yanar, Mustafa Kayıhan Günay, Cemalettin Ertekin
BACKGROUND: Fatigue and sleep deprivation can affect rational decision-making and motor skills, which can decrease medical performance and quality of patient care. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between times of the day when laparoscopic general surgery under general anesthesia was performed and their adverse outcomes. METHODS: All laparoscopic cholecystectomies and appendectomies performed at the emergency surgery department of a tertiary university hospital from 01...
January 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349544/interpretation-of-motion-analysis-of-laparoscopic-instruments-based-on-principal-component-analysis-in-box-trainer-settings
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Ignacio Oropesa, Fernando Pérez Escamirosa, Juan A Sánchez-Margallo, Silvia Enciso, Borja Rodríguez-Vila, Arturo Minor Martínez, Francisco M Sánchez-Margallo, Enrique J Gómez, Patricia Sánchez-González
BACKGROUND: Motion analysis parameters (MAPs) have been extensively validated for assessment of minimally invasive surgical skills. However, there are discrepancies on how specific MAPs, tasks, and skills match with each other, reflecting that motion analysis cannot be generalized independently of the learning outcomes of a task. Additionally, there is a lack of knowledge on the meaning of motion analysis in terms of surgical skills, making difficult the provision of meaningful, didactic feedback...
January 18, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349528/steps-to-getting-your-manuscript-published-in-a-high-quality-medical-journal
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EDITORIAL
Charles M Balch, Kelly M McMasters, V Suzanne Klimberg, Timothy M Pawlik, Mitchell C Posner, Mark Roh, Kenneth K Tanabe, Deborah Whippen, Naruhiko Ikoma
Publication of your research represents the culmination of your scientific activities. The key to getting manuscripts accepted is to make them understandable and informative so that your colleagues will read and benefit from them. We describe key criteria for acceptance of manuscripts and outline a multi-step process for writing the manuscript. The likelihood that a manuscript will be accepted by a major journal is significantly increased if the manuscript is written in polished and fluent scientific English...
January 18, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349426/development-of-a-pulsatile-tissue-based-versatile-vascular-surgery-simulation-laboratory-for-resident-training
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Brian Fletcher, Jaime De La Ree, James Drougas
Simulation in surgery is becoming an important component of surgical education. Training on bench top models has been demonstrated to improve technical skills. The objective of our project was to create a vascular surgery simulation model. The simulation model consists of a platform, artificial blood reservoir, artificial blood, inflow and outflow limbs, electric motor, battery, pulse generator, and cryopreserved vessel. Three different vascular surgery simulation stations were created: carotid endarterectomy with shunting and patch angioplasty, arterial bypass, and arteriovenous graft formation...
December 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345011/effectiveness-of-a-patient-education-plan-on-knowledge-ofpost-op-venous-thromboembolism-survival-skills
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Julie Green, Esther I Bernhofer
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effectiveness of a multi-method venous thromboembolism prevention patient education plan on participants' knowledge retention. BACKGROUND: A potential complication of surgery requiring general anesthesia, worldwide, is the development of life-threatening venous thromboembolism. Patients need education on preventing, recognizing, and immediately responding to a suspected thromboembolism. Written instructional materials given to patients at discharge may be inadequate...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344523/clinical-skills-temporal-degradation-assessment-in-undergraduate-medical-education
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Joseph Fisher, Rebecca Viscusi, Adam Ratesic, Cameron Johnstone, Ross Kelley, Angela M Tegethoff, Jessica Bates, Elaine H Situ-Lacasse, William J Adamas-Rappaport, Richard Amini
Introduction: Medical students' ability to learn clinical procedures and competently apply these skills is an essential component of medical education. Complex skills with limited opportunity for practice have been shown to degrade without continued refresher training. To our knowledge there is no evidence that objectively evaluates temporal degradation of clinical skills in undergraduate medical education. The purpose of this study was to evaluate temporal retention of clinical skills among third year medical students...
January 2018: Journal of Advances in Medical Education & Professionalism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344462/introducing-mentoring-to-1st-year-medical-students-of-a-private-medical-college-in-north-india-a-pilot-study
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Sahiba Kukreja, Namrata Chhabra, Amandeep Kaur, Rohit Arora, Tejinder Singh
Background: The stress of complex medical course, emotional immaturity, and adaptations to new surroundings are the challenges faced by the new medical entrants. Therefore, mentorship program was introduced to support them for their academic and personal development. Aim and Objectives: The aim of this study is to introduce and to assess the perception of mentors and mentees on mentorship program. Materials and Methods: A mentorship program was designed for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) First Professional students...
December 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343044/bronchial-blocker-positioning-learning-curve-and-confidence-in-its-use
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Marco Rispoli, Gianluca Zani, Federico Bizzarri, Moana R Nespoli, Dario M Mattiacci, Vanni Agnoletti, Alfonso Fiorelli, Antonio Corcione, Salvatore Buono
BACKGROUND: Despite simple and safe to use and cheap, EZ Blocker remains underused probably because it requires particular skills in recognizing airway and in using fiber- bronchoscopy to check the exact position of their cuffs. Thus, we planned an education training program on the use of EZB for novices in anaesthesia and evaluated the number of procedures required for the acquisition of the skills of this technique. METHODS: The educational training program included three different phases as follows...
January 17, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341249/reconstruction-of-an-upper-posterior-thigh-extensive-defect-with-a-free-split-anterolateral-thigh-s-alt-flap-by-perforator-to-perforator-anastomosis-a-case-report
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Mario F Scaglioni, Andrè A Barth, Pietro Giovanoli
The anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap is one of the most commonly used flap worldwide in reconstructive surgery, as both free flap and pedicled local flap. Here, we report the use of a free split anterolateral thigh (s-ALT) flap for reconstruction of a 14 cm × 16 cm soft tissue defect of the left upper posterior thigh region due to sarcoma resection in a patient. The ALT flap was harvested based on two musculocutaneous perforators from the right thigh and anastomosed to the contralateral descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery (LCFA) in perforator-to-perforator manner, in order to gain more pedicle length and being able to cover the posterior thigh defect...
January 17, 2018: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340725/decision-making-in-management-of-the-complex-trauma-patient-changing-the-mindset-of-the-non-trauma-surgeon
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Linda Sonesson, Kenneth Boffard, Lars Lundberg, Martin Rydmark, Klas Karlgren
BACKGROUND: European surgeons are frequently subspecialized and trained primarily in elective surgical techniques. As trauma leaders, they may occasionally have to deal with complex polytrauma, advanced management techniques, differing priorities, and the need for multidisciplinary care. There is a lack of expertise, experience, and a low trauma volume, as well as a lack of research, with limited support as to the decision-making and teaching challenges present. We studied what experienced trauma experts describe as the challenges that are specific to the advanced surgical decision-making required, whether civilian, humanitarian, or military...
January 16, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340549/teaching-model-for-evaluation-of-the-ability-and-competence-progress-in-endosuture-in-surgical-skill-laboratory
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Luiz Gonzaga de Moura-Júnior, Almino Ramos, Josemberg Marins Campos, Álvaro Antônio Ferraz, Hermano Ângelo Lima Rocha, Grijalva Otávio Costa
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic manual suturing is probably the most difficult skill to be acquired in minimally invasive surgery. However, laparoscopic exercise endo-sutures can be learned with a simulator and are of great practical importance and clinical applicability, absorbing concepts that are immediately transferred to the operating room. AIM: To assess the progression of skills competence in endo-sutures through realistic simulation model of systematized education...
October 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338280/variable-skeletal-anatomical-features-of-acromegaly-in-the-skull-and-craniocervical-junction
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Maria Piagkou, Othon Manolakos, Theodore Troupis, Nikolaos Lazaridis, Konstantinos Laios, Alexandros Samolis, Konstantinos Natsis
OBJECTIVE: This study adds important information regarding the morphological alterations caused by growth hormone hypersecretion in the skull and craniocervical junction (CCJ). A variably asymmetric skull due to acromegaly coexists with expansion of the paranasal sinuses and multiple Wormian bones. CASE REPORT: A pathologically asymmetric dry skull of a European male, aged 38 years at death, with cranial vault and skull base thickening is described. The extensive paranasal sinus pneumatization caused a generalized thinning of the bony walls...
November 2017: Acta Medica Academica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336766/the-implications-of-transfer-to-an-acute-care-surgical-tertiary-service
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Rebecca Britt, Pamela Davis, Anjali Gresens, Leonard Weireter, T J Novosel, Jay Collins, L D Britt
Tertiary hospitals are increasingly called on by smaller hospitals and free-standing emergency rooms (ERs) to provide surgical care for complex patients. This study assesses patients transferred to an acute care surgery service. The ER and transfer center logs, as well as billing data, were reviewed for 12 months for all cases evaluated by acute care surgery. The charts were reviewed for demographics, comorbidities, and outcomes. A total of 111 transferred patients with complete data were identified, with 59 transferred from another hospital and 52 from a free-standing ER...
December 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336338/training-in-urological-robotic-surgery-future-perspectives
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Ahmed El Sherbiny, Ahmed Eissa, Ahmed Ghaith, Elena Morini, Lucilla Marzotta, Maria Chiara Sighinolfi, Salvatore Micali, Giampaolo Bianchi, Bernardo Rocco
As robotics are becoming more integrated into the medical field, robotic training is becoming more crucial in order to overcome the lack of experienced robotic surgeons. However, there are several obstacles facing the development of robotic training programs like the high cost of training and the increased operative time during the initial period of the learning curve, which, in turn increase the operative cost. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy is the most commonly performed robotic surgery. Moreover, robotic surgery is becoming more popular among urologic oncologists and pediatric urologists...
January 2018: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336336/-training-program-in-urological-laparoscopic-surgery-future-perspective
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Alfredo Aguilera Bazán, Juan Gómez Rivas, Estefanía Linares-Espinós, Mario Alvarez-Maestro, Luis Martínez-Piñeiro
Nowadays in urology, laparoscopic surgery is a reality that implies a very high percentage of the daily surgical activity. The interest in laparoscopy in urological pathology is undeniable, and the advantages for our patients with this approach are clear in most cases. But how do we deal with learning curve of this technique? What is the difficulty in laparoscopy training? What future perspectives might offer this approach? Difficulties in learning laparoscopy are easily identified and clear. The loss of the image in 3 dimensions, loss of touch, great dependence on surgical instruments, among others...
January 2018: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336334/-training-in-basic-and-advanced-laparoscopy-evaluation-of-a-30-year-experience-in-a-training-program-in-spain
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Francisco Miguel Sánchez Margallo, Idoia Díaz-Güemes, Miguel Angel Sánchez Hurtado, Javier Sánchez Fernández, Jesús Usón Gargallo, Alvaro Serrano Pascual
The lack of globally established standards for learning urological laparoscopy has not prevented laparoscopic techniques from evolution and continuous development. Laparoscopy coexists with robotic surgery today, and in the last decade there have been many techniques that have undergone a boom with the use of a laparoscopic approach (total and partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty, colposacropexy, etc.).We intend to evaluate the progressive incorporation of different surgical techniques in the laparoscopic learning program and, on the other hand, to analyze the evolution of training programs in urological laparoscopy to bring this type of techniques within the hospital surgical activity...
January 2018: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336333/simulation-and-training-in-urology-in-collaboration-with-esu-esut
#18
Domenico Veneziano, Giovanni Cacciamani, Chandra Shekhar Biyani
Being a Surgeon today means taking on your shoulders countless responsibilities. It is definitely a high-stakes job but, even though the professionals do not go through the intense, focused and demanding training schedule as followed by the other equally risky fields, it doesn't yet require any practical training certification. Simulation was introduced in the aviation field in the early '30s with the "Link Trainer", designed to reproduce the most difficult flying case scenario: landing on an air-carrier. After almost a century, flight simulation is still becoming more sophisticated, while surgical training is slowly starting to fill the gap...
January 2018: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336226/identifying-metrics-before-and-after-readmission-following-head-and-neck-surgery-and-factors-affecting-readmission-rate
#19
Sidharth V Puram, Neil Bhattacharyya
Objectives Determine nationally representative readmission rates after head and neck cancer (HNCA) surgery and factors associated with readmission. Study Design Cross-sectional analysis of admissions database. Methods The 2013 Nationwide Readmissions Database was analyzed for HNCA surgery admissions and subsequent readmission within 30 days. The readmission rate, length of stay (LOS), disposition, mortality rate, and total charges were determined. Diagnoses and procedures upon readmission were quantified. Factors that were associated with readmission were determined...
January 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336014/response-to-yazdani-a-surgery-or-in-vitro-fertilisation-the-simplicity-of-this-question-belies-its-complexity-when-all-you-have-is-a-hammer-everything-looks-like-a-nail
#20
Jason Abbott
This is perhaps the most apt mantra of IVF (in vitro fertilisation) as a treatment in Australasia in this day and age. It is also important to note the truth in the identification of IVF being low skill-based, largely independent of the practitioner, but more importantly costly, and with few exceptions, only available in the private sector. Such revelations really require a rethink of the entire reproductive endocrinology and infertility (CREI) subspecialty. In fact, if there is only one solution to all fertility problems - that of the 'effective IVF procedure' - why not do away completely with the clinician and simply have nurse practitioners who oversee the identified issue of an individual or couple wanting a pregnancy? This in conjunction with the outstanding scientific advances that led to the initiation and promulgation of IVF really would reduce costs by cutting out the unnecessary clinician middle-person who is unimportant in the equation...
January 16, 2018: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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