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A Buia, F Stockhausen, N Filmann, E Hanisch
PURPOSE: 3D imaging is an upcoming technology in laparoscopic surgery, and recent studies have shown that the modern 3D technique is superior in an experimental setting. METHODS: All 14 members of the Asklepios Klinik Langen Department of Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, as well as two gynaecologists, were asked to undertake 2D vs. 3D laparoscopic black box skill training. The black box training was adapted to the "fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery" programme provided by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)...
October 19, 2016: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
Natalie Wagner, Christine Fahim, Krista Dunn, Diane Reid, Ranil Sonnadara
BACKGROUND: Residency training programs worldwide are experiencing a shift from the traditional time-based curriculum to competency based medical education (CBME), due to changes in the healthcare system that have impacted clinical learning opportunities. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OTL-HNS) programs are one of the first North American surgical specialties to adopt the new CBME curriculum. OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this scoping review is to examine the literature pertaining to CBME in OTL-HNS programs worldwide, to identify the tools that have been developed, and identify potential barriers to the implementation of CBME...
October 18, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Peter Szasz, Esther M Bonrath, Marisa Louridas, Andras B Fecso, Brett Howe, Adam Fehr, Michael Ott, Lloyd A Mack, Kenneth A Harris, Teodor P Grantcharov
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to (1) create a technical and nontechnical performance standard for the laparoscopic cholecystectomy, (2) assess the classification accuracy and (3) credibility of these standards, (4) determine a trainees' ability to meet both standards concurrently, and (5) delineate factors that predict standard acquisition. BACKGROUND: Scores on performance assessments are difficult to interpret in the absence of established standards...
July 28, 2016: Annals of Surgery
Harneet Gujral, Annmarie Vilkins, Nisse Clark, Alison B Vogell, Kelly N Wright
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare the operative time of contained hand tissue extraction to power morcellation and to quantify the learning curve required to develop this skill. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study DESIGN: Classification: II-3 SETTING: Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, a suburban academic tertiary care center serving a broad base of patients. PATIENTS: Eighty-eight women undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy requiring morcellation or tissue extraction from 2012 through 2015...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
M Ruesseler, J Sterz, B Bender, S Hoefer, F Walcher
PURPOSE: Feedback can significantly improve future performance. Reviewing one's performance by video is discussed as useful adjunct to debriefing, particularly for non-technical skills. Communicative competencies are an essential part of daily clinical practice; thus should be taught and assessed during undergraduate training. The aim of this study was to compare the educational value of video-assisted feedback versus oral feedback in communicative competencies in the surgical context...
October 11, 2016: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
T R W Herrmann
BACKGROUND: In the last 20 years various transurethral endoscopic enucleation techniques (EEP) have been established as a substitute for open prostatectomy (OP) and TURP. Since the 2016 update of the "EAU Guidelines on Management of Non-Neurogenic Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS), including Benign Prostatic Obstruction (BPO)", Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) and bipolar enucleation being summarized as anatomical enucleating techniques are proposed as first choice for the surgical management of BPO of large volume prostates...
October 6, 2016: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
Sandip P Tarpada, Matthew T Morris, Denver A Burton
E-learning is the use of internet-based resources in education. In the field of surgical education, this definition includes the use of virtual patient cases, digital modeling, online tutorials, as well as video recordings of surgical procedures and lectures. In recent years, e-learning has increasingly been considered a viable alternative to traditional teaching within a number of surgical fields. Here we present (1) a systematic review of literature assessing the efficacy of e-learning modules for orthopedic education and (2) a discussion of their relevance...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedics
Mihai Oltean, Paolo Sassu, Mats Hellström, Peter Axelsson, Lars Ewaldsson, Anders G Nilsson, Michael Axelsson
OBJECTIVE: Microsurgical techniques are increasingly used in routine surgical practice as well as in biomedical research. The training opportunities at standardised training courses are limited, and no microsurgical training facility or programme existed in Scandinavia before 2013. METHODS: A microsurgery laboratory was set up and two different courses were started, aiming separately at biomedical researchers and surgeons. The course for biomedical researchers teaches basic microsurgical skills such as vessel isolation, cannulation, and arterial microvascular suture under magnification...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Helen M Mohan, Vimal J Gokani, Adam P Williams, Rhiannon L Harries
Consultant Outcomes Publication (COP) has the longest history in cardiothoracic surgery, where it was introduced in 2005. Subsequently COP has been broadened to include all surgical specialties in NHS England in 2013-14. The Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) fully supports efforts to improve patient care and trust in the profession and is keen to overcome potential unintended adverse effects of COP. Identification of these adverse effects is the first step in this process: Firstly, there is a risk that COP may lead to reluctance by consultants to provide trainees with the necessary appropriate primary operator experience to become skilled consultant surgeons for the future...
September 19, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Lauren Wallace, Nicholas Raison, Faisal Ghumman, Aidan Moran, Prokar Dasgupta, Kamran Ahmed
BACKGROUND: There is a need for new approaches to surgical training in order to cope with the increasing time pressures, ethical constraints, and legal limitations being placed on trainees. One of the most interesting of these new approaches is "cognitive training" or the use of psychological processes to enhance performance of skilled behaviour. Its ability to effectively improve motor skills in sport has raised the question as to whether it could also be used to improve surgical performance...
September 19, 2016: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
Sharon Anderson, Susan Sklower Brooks
BACKGROUND: CLOVES (Congenital Lipomatous Overgrowth, Vascular malformations, Epidermal nevi Scoliosis, Skeletal, Spinal) syndrome is an extremely rare, complex, non-Mendelian genetic condition with clinical overlap to several other overgrowth syndromes. PURPOSE: This article shares an interesting case report of the prenatal to postnatal diagnostic course for an infant with this condition. CASE FINDINGS/RESULTS: It shares prenatal and postnatal images and imaging studies which helped confirm the diagnosis...
September 8, 2016: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Fernando Vannucci, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas
Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) for treatment of lung cancer is being increasingly applied worldwide in the last few years. Since its introduction, many publications have been providing strong evidences that this minimally invasive approach is feasible, safe and oncologically efficient; offering to patients several advantages over traditional open thoracotomy, particularly for early-stage disease (I and II). The application of VATS for locally advanced disease treatment has also been largely described, but probably requires a further level of experience, which is more likely to be found in reference centers, with skilled experts...
October 2016: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Vathsala Jayasuriya-Illesinghe, Sepali Guruge, Bawantha Gamage, Sherry Espin
BACKGROUND: A growing body of research shows links between poor teamwork and preventable surgical errors. Similar work has received little attention in the Global South, and in South Asia, in particular. This paper describes surgeons' perception of teamwork, team members' roles, and the team processes in a teaching hospital in Sri Lanka to highlight the nature of interprofessional teamwork and the factors that influence teamwork in this setting. METHODS: Data gathered from interviews with 15 surgeons were analyzed using a conceptual framework for interprofessional teamwork...
2016: BMC Surgery
Hazim Sadideen, Ioannis Goutos, Roger Kneebone
Burns education appears to be under-represented in UK undergraduate curricula. However current postgraduate courses in burns education provide formal training in resuscitation and management. Simulation has proven to be a powerful modality to advance surgical training in both technical and non-technical skills. We present a literature review that summarises the format of current burns education, and provides detailed insight into historic, current and novel advances in burns simulation for both technical and non-technical skills, that can be used to augment surgical training...
August 28, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
G R Oliver, C D Lynch, B L Chadwick, A Santini, N H F Wilson
Background Much concern appears to exist as to the scope and content of contemporary dental school programmes, with the oft-cited criticism being made that dental graduates are 'no longer as good as they used to be'.Aim The aim of this project was to survey the views of dentists - both new graduates and more established practitioners - on aspects of their own dental school training they felt had been deficient as well as commenting on what aspects of dental school education they would like to see improved/enhanced in current times...
August 26, 2016: British Dental Journal
Dietrich Doll, Markus Eichler, Pantelis Vassiliu, Kenneth Boffard, Tim Pohlemann, Elias Degiannis
BACKGROUND: Penetrating trauma is becoming increasingly common in parts of the world where previously it was rare. At the same time, general surgeons and surgical trainees are becoming more specialized, and less comfortable operating within areas beyond their zone of specialization. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this manuscript is to assess the technical difficulties encountered in operating on patients who have sustained penetrating trauma, and to prove to general surgeons that the technical skills and techniques required are no different to those required for abdominal surgery, and do not require additional dexterity...
August 23, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
Guanghui Zhu, Xueli Zhang, Zhiqiang Tang, Zhanhai Tan, Jianrong Chen, Yuanzhou Shan
BACKGROUND: Transareola single-site laparoendoscopic thyroidectomy (TASSET) is a rapidly advancing minimally invasive procedure. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the learning curve for TASSET. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Forty-five consecutive patients were prospectively divided into group 1 (initial phase), group 2 (intermediate phase), and group 3 (advanced phase) according to their surgical order (15 patients in each group). The operative time, operative blood loss, duration of hospital stay, postoperative pain, and postoperative complications were compared using phases...
October 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
H Maertens, A Madani, T Landry, F Vermassen, I Van Herzeele, R Aggarwal
BACKGROUND: Internet and software-based platforms (e-learning) have gained popularity as teaching tools in medical education. Despite widespread use, there is limited evidence to support their effectiveness for surgical training. This study sought to evaluate the effectiveness of e-learning as a teaching tool compared with no intervention and other methods of surgical training. METHODS: A systematic literature search of bibliographical databases was performed up to August 2015...
October 2016: British Journal of Surgery
Lorias Espinoza Daniel, Vicente González Carranza, Fernando Chico Ponce de León, Fernando Pérez Escamirosa, Arturo Minor Martinez
BACKGROUND: Navigation technology is used for training in various medical specialties, not least image-guided spinal interventions. Navigation practice is an important educational component that allows residents to understand how surgical instruments interact with complex anatomy and to learn basic surgical skills such as the tri-dimensional mental interpretation of bi-dimensional data. However, inexpensive surgical simulators for spinal surgery are lacking. We therefore designed a low-cost spinal surgery simulator (Spine MovDigSys 01) to allow 3D navigation using 2D images without altering or limiting the surgeon's natural movement...
August 12, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Ashkan Pourkand, Christina Salas, Jasmin Regalado, Krishan Bhakta, Rachel Tufaro, Deana Mercer, David Grow
BACKGROUND: Orthopedics is a motor skills-demanding surgical specialty requiring surgical skills training outside of the operating room. Unfortunately, limited quantitative techniques exist to determine the effectiveness of these surgical skills training programs. Using a variety of drill, surgeon, and specimen mounted sensors, we evaluated orthopedic surgery residents during a surgical skills training course approved by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS). This evaluation consisted of quantitative measures of various kinematic and kinetic parameters with the goal of relating these to clinically-significant outcomes...
2016: Iowa Orthopaedic Journal
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