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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446852/clinical-performance-of-emergency-surgical-officers-in-southern-ethiopia
#1
Abera A Gobeze, Zelalem Kebede, Yifru Berhan, Biku Ghosh
BACKGROUND: Serious shortage of gynecologists and surgeons for several decades leading to a three-year masters level training was initiated in 2009. However, systematic analysis was not done to assess the graduates' performance. The purpose of this study was to assess improvement in access to emergency surgical and obstetrical care services. METHODS: Both quantitative and qualitative methods were employed to assess the competence of emergency surgical officers (ESOs) in their decision making and surgical skills in eight hospitals between 2012 and 2014...
September 2016: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411682/update-on-preoperative-breast-localization
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REVIEW
Mary K Hayes
The radiologist plays an important role in detection, diagnosis, localization, pathologic correlation, and follow-up imaging of breast cancer. A successful breast surgical treatment program relies on the image guidance tools and skills of the radiologist and surgeon. This article reviews the evolving tools available for preoperative localization. Non-wire devices provide a safe, efficient, noninferior alternative to wire localization and can be placed 0 to 30 days before scheduled surgery. This technology may evolve to other longer-term, efficient, and cost-effective applications for patients who require neoadjuvant treatment or who have findings visible only at MR imaging...
May 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408272/successful-management-of-a-neck-hematoma-following-simulation-training
#3
Marie-Ève Bélanger, Issam Tanoubi, Mihai Georgescu, Roger Perron, Arnaud Robitaille, Marie-Pierre Charron, Pierre Drolet
Simulation-based education is gaining widespread acceptance in many medical specialties as an effective method to teach technical and non-technical skills. The ultimate goal of simulation is to improve health care and patient safety. Boet et al. [1] published a review on simulation-based crisis resources management (CRM) teaching, looking for evidence that it can lead to improved workplace practices and patient safety. Amongst hundreds of studies pertaining to CRM, he found only nine that were relevant, and only one that showed reduced mortality...
April 10, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396723/laser-ablation-of-liver-tumors-an-ancillary-technique-or-an-alternative-to-radiofrequency-and-microwave
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EDITORIAL
Sergio Sartori, Francesca Di Vece, Francesca Ermili, Paola Tombesi
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is currently the most popular and used ablation modality for the treatment of non surgical patients with primary and secondary liver tumors, but in the last years microwave ablation (MWA) is being technically improved and widely rediscovered for clinical use. Laser thermal ablation (LTA) is by far less investigated and used than RFA and MWA, but the available data on its effectiveness and safety are quite good and comparable to those of RFA and MWA. All the three hyperthermia-based ablative techniques, when performed by skilled operators, can successfully treat all liver tumors eligible for thermal ablation, and to date in most centers of interventional oncology or interventional radiology the choice of the technique usually depends on the physician's preference and experience, or technical availability...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389794/construct-and-face-validity-of-the-educational-computer-based-environment-ece-assessment-scenarios-for-basic-endoneurosurgery-skills
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Nergiz Ercil Cagiltay, Erol Ozcelik, Gokhan Sengul, Mustafa Berker
BACKGROUND: In neurosurgery education, there is a paradigm shift from time-based training to criterion-based model for which competency and assessment becomes very critical. Even virtual reality simulators provide alternatives to improve education and assessment in neurosurgery programs and allow for several objective assessment measures, there are not many tools for assessing the overall performance of trainees. This study aims to develop and validate a tool for assessing the overall performance of participants in a simulation-based endoneurosurgery training environment...
April 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383477/the-damage-control-surgery-in-austere-environments-research-group-dcsaerg-a-dynamic-program-to-facilitate-real-time-tele-mentoring-tele-diagnosis-to-address-exsanguination-in-extreme-and-austere-environments
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Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Jessica McKee, Paul B McBeth, Chad G Ball, Anthony LaPorta, Timothy Broderick, Tim Leslie, David King, Heather Wright-Beatty, Jocelyn Keillor, Homer Tien
Hemorrhage is the most preventable cause of post-traumatic death. Many cases are potentially anatomically salvageable, yet remain lethal without logistics or trained personnel to deliver diagnosis or Resuscitative-surgery in austere-environments. Revolutions in technology for remote-mentoring of ultrasound and surgery may enhance capabilities to utilize the skill-sets of non-physicians. Thus, our Research-Collaborative explored remote-mentoring to empower non-physicians to address junctional and torso hemorrhage-control in Austere-environments...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376609/simulation-training-in-upper-tract-endourology-myth-or-reality-critical-analysis-of-the-literature
#7
Catherine E Lovegrove, Takashige Abe, Abdullatif Aydin, Domenico Veneziano, Kemal Sarica, M Shamim Khan, Prokar Dasgupta, Kamran Ahmed
Surgeons training in the twenty-first century are subject to a myriad of pressures, as has always been the case within surgical training. These include reduced hours available for training and increased threat of litigation against their operating practice. The Halstedian approach of "see one, do one, teach one" has been replaced within surgical training and simulation has become established to enable urology trainees to develop technical and non-technical skills away from the operating room. With the primary focus as patient safety and increasing operating skill, "simulation training" encompasses several modalities...
March 30, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376246/non-technical-skills-of-surgeons-and-anaesthetists-in-simulated-operating-theatre-crises
#8
A G Doumouras, M Hamidi, K Lung, C L Tarola, M W Tsao, J W Scott, D S Smink, S Yule
BACKGROUND: Deficiencies in non-technical skills (NTS) have been increasingly implicated in avoidable operating theatre errors. Accordingly, this study sought to characterize the impact of surgeon and anaesthetist non-technical skills on time to crisis resolution in a simulated operating theatre. METHODS: Non-technical skills were assessed during 26 simulated crises (haemorrhage and airway emergency) performed by surgical teams. Teams consisted of surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses...
April 4, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358179/perioperative-cardiac-arrest-in-the-operating-room-environment-a-review-of-the-literature
#9
Jochen Hinkelbein, Janusz Andres, Karl-Christian Thies, Edoardo De Robertis
Cardiac arrest in the operating room (OR) environment is a rare but potentially catastrophic event with mortality rates of more than 50%. Cardiac arrest during anaesthesia and the immediate postoperative period is distinct from non-operative settings or other in-hospital cardiac arrests since it is almost always witnessed and often anticipated. Contributing factors are known, and the event is generally rapidly recognized, as patients are usually under full monitoring. The nature of the cardiac arrest in the OR environment is also different as it is not only related to the patient's conditions but likewise to the anaesthetic and the surgical procedure...
March 28, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351359/conveying-practical-clinical-skills-with-the-help-of-teaching-associates-a-randomised-trial-with-focus-on-the-long-term-learning-retention
#10
Sebastian H Hoefer, Jasmina Sterz, Bernd Bender, Maria-Christina Stefanescu, Marius Theis, Felix Walcher, Robert Sader, Miriam Ruesseler
BACKGROUND: Ensuring that all medical students achieve adequate clinical skills remains a challenge, yet the correct performance of clinical skills is critical for all fields of medicine. This study analyzes the influence of receiving feedback by teaching associates in the context of achieving and maintaining a level of expertise in complex head and skull examination. METHODS: All third year students at a German university who completed the obligatory surgical skills lab training and surgical clerkship participated in this study...
March 28, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343465/academic-outcomes-in-individuals-with-childhood-onset-epilepsy-mediating-effects-of-working-memory
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Ashley N Danguecan, Mary Lou Smith
OBJECTIVES: Academic difficulties are common in children with epilepsy, although little is known about the effect of various seizure-related and cognitive variables. Given that persistent seizures may negatively impact academics, and that working memory is predictive of academic abilities, we examined the effects of recent seizures and working memory on word reading, spelling, and arithmetic in pediatric epilepsy. We hypothesized that persistent seizures would be associated with lower working memory ability, which would in turn result in poorer academic performance...
March 27, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333831/deployed-skills-training-for-whole-blood-collection-by-a-special-operations-expeditionary-surgical-team
#12
Linda C Benavides, Iain M Smith, Jerome M Benavides, Douglas M Bowley, Heidi A Doughty, Jonathan B Lundy
BACKGROUND: Non-compressible hemorrhage is the leading cause of potentially preventable battlefield death. Combining casualty retrieval from the battlefield and damage control resuscitation (DCR) within the "golden hour" increases survival. However, transfusion requirements may exceed the current blood component stocks held by forward surgical teams. Warm fresh whole blood (WFWB) is an alternative. We report WFWB transfusion training developed by and delivered to a US Golden Hour Offset Surgical Treatment Team (GHOST-T) and the resulting improvement in confidence with WFWB transfusion...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331619/processing-and-selection-of-surgically-retrieved-sperm-for-icsi-a-review
#13
Greta Verheyen, Biljana Popovic-Todorovic, Herman Tournaye
Although the technique of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) has been a revolution in the alleviation of male infertility, the use of testicular sperm for ICSI was a formerly unseen breakthrough in the treatment of the azoospermic man with primary testicular failure. At the clinical level, different procedures of testicular sperm retrieval (conventional TESE, micro-TESE, FNA/TESA, MESA, PESA) are being performed, the choice is mainly based on the cause of azoospermia (obstructive versus non-obstructive) and the surgeon's skills...
2017: Basic and Clinical Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295215/non-technical-skills-of-surgical-trainees-and-experienced-surgeons
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
H Gostlow, N Marlow, M J W Thomas, P J Hewett, A Kiermeier, W Babidge, M Altree, G Pena, G Maddern
BACKGROUND: In addition to technical expertise, surgical competence requires effective non-technical skills to ensure patient safety and maintenance of standards. Recently the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons implemented a new Surgical Education and Training (SET) curriculum that incorporated non-technical skills considered essential for a competent surgeon. This study sought to compare the non-technical skills of experienced surgeons who completed their training before the introduction of SET with the non-technical skills of more recent trainees...
May 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258628/intracorporeal-anastomoses-in-emergency-laparoscopic-colorectal-surgery-from-a-series-of-59-cases-where-and-how-to-do-it-a-technical-note
#15
Salomone Di Saverio, Arianna Birindelli, Matteo Mandrioli, Mauro Podda, Gian Andrea Binda
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopy offers the benefits of minimally invasive surgery and faster recovery. Acute surgical patients may potentially benefit from the greatest advantages of emergency laparoscopy, even more clinically relevant in acute rather than elective patients. Fashioning a laparoscopic intra-corporeal anastomosis (ICA) after emergent colorectal resection, whenever technically feasible and non-contraindicated for the patients' general and hemodynamic condition, represents the most challenging technical skill to be learned...
March 4, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247305/virtual-laparoscopic-training-system-based-on-vch-model
#16
Jiangzhou Tang, Lang Xu, Longjun He, Songluan Guan, Xing Ming, Qian Liu
Laparoscopy has been widely used to perform abdominal surgeries, as it is advantageous in that the patients experience lower post-surgical trauma, shorter convalescence, and less pain as compared to traditional surgery. Laparoscopic surgeries require precision; therefore, it is imperative to train surgeons to reduce the risk of operation. Laparoscopic simulators offer a highly realistic surgical environment by using virtual reality technology, and it can improve the training efficiency of laparoscopic surgery...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242489/neurosurgery-and-music-the-effect-of-wolfgang-amadeus-mozart
#17
Elena Romana Gasenzer, Ayhan Kanat, Edmund Neugebauer
BACKGROUND: The nervous system works like a great orchestra. Specially the music of Mozart with its´ "Mozart´s effect" is appropriate to use in neurosurgery. The paper investigates the relationship between music and neurosurgery, Mozart´s music in neurosurgical practice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We used digital catalogues like "pubmed" as well as the libraries of universities. Key words were "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart", "neurosurgery and music". RESULTS: At the first half of 20 century, neurosurgical approach of some musicians have resulted with fatal outcome such as Maurice Ravel, Josef Hassid,George Gershwin...
February 24, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238586/developing-a-minimum-dataset-for-nursing-team-leader-handover-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-focus-group-study
#18
Amy J Spooner, Leanne M Aitken, Amanda Corley, Wendy Chaboyer
BACKGROUND: Despite increasing demand for structured processes to guide clinical handover, nursing handover tools are limited in the intensive care unit. OBJECTIVES: The study aim was to identify key items to include in a minimum dataset for intensive care nursing team leader shift-to-shift handover. METHODS: This focus group study was conducted in a 21-bed medical/surgical intensive care unit in Australia. Senior registered nurses involved in team leader handovers were recruited...
February 23, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238058/training-or-non-surgical-factors-what-determines-a-good-surgical-performance-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#19
Cornelia Lindlohr, R Lefering, S Saad, M M Heiss, C Pape-Köhler
BACKGROUND: Acquiring laparoscopic skills is a necessity for every young surgeon. Whether it is a talent or a non-surgical skill that determines the surgical performance of an endoscopic operation has been discussed for years. In other disciplines aptitude testing has become the norm. Airlines, for example, have implemented assessments to test the natural aptitude of future pilots to predict their performance later on. In the medical field, especially surgery, there are no similar comparable tests implemented or even available...
February 25, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183316/medical-students-situational-motivation-to-participate-in-simulation-based-team-training-is-predicted-by-attitudes-to-patient-safety
#20
Cecilia Escher, Johan Creutzfeldt, Lisbet Meurling, Leif Hedman, Ann Kjellin, Li Felländer-Tsai
BACKGROUND: Patient safety education, as well as the safety climate at clinical rotations, has an impact on students' attitudes. We explored medical students' self-reported motivation to participate in simulation-based teamwork training (SBTT), with the hypothesis that high scores in patient safety attitudes would promote motivation to SBTT and that intrinsic motivation would increase after training. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study we explored Swedish medical students' attitudes to patient safety, their motivation to participate in SBTT and how motivation was affected by the training...
February 10, 2017: BMC Medical Education
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