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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
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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
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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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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...
March 13, 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170398/emergency-obstetric-care-in-a-rural-district-of-burundi-what-are-the-surgical-needs
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E De Plecker, R Zachariah, A M V Kumar, M Trelles, S Caluwaerts, W van den Boogaard, J Manirampa, K Tayler-Smith, M Manzi, K Nanan-N'zeth, B Duchenne, B Ndelema, W Etienne, P Alders, R Veerman, R Van den Bergh
OBJECTIVES: In a rural district hospital in Burundi offering Emergency Obstetric care-(EmOC), we assessed the a) characteristics of women at risk of, or with an obstetric complication and their types b) the number and type of obstetric surgical procedures and anaesthesia performed c) human resource cadres who performed surgery and anaesthesia and d) hospital exit outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of EmOC data (2011 and 2012). RESULTS: A total of 6084 women were referred for EmOC of whom 2534(42%) underwent a major surgical procedure while 1345(22%) required a minor procedure (36% women did not require any surgical procedure)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162219/surgical-treatment-of-nasal-septal-perforations-sir-italian-society-of-rhinology-experts-opinion
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Desiderio Passali, Maria Carla Spinosi, Lorenzo Salerni, Michele Cassano, Hugo Rodriguez, Francesco Maria Passali, Luisa Maria Bellussi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The aim of our study has been to investigate the perception of aspects related to nasal perforation among experts in Rhinology and ENT surgeons. Our aim was reporting the situations in different Countries to improve the knowledge of colleagues interested in this topic. METHODS: A panel of experts prepared a 20-question questionnaire regarding nasal perforations and their surgical repair, that were emailed to all the members of SIR (Società Italiana di Rnologia - Italian Society of Rhinology)...
February 2, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158937/investigating-laparoscopic-psychomotor-skills-in-veterinarians-and-veterinary-technicians
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Jessica Kilkenny, Amanda Santarossa, Victoria Mrotz, Meagan Walker, Dominique Monaghan, Ameet Singh
OBJECTIVES: To determine the influence of age, year of graduation, and video game experience on baseline laparoscopic psychomotor skills. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SAMPLE POPULATION: Licensed veterinarians (n = 38) and registered veterinary technicians (VTs) (n = 49). METHODS: A laparoscopic box trainer was set up at the 2016 Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) and the 2016 Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians (OAVT) conferences held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada...
February 3, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139446/patient-frailty-and-discharge-disposition-following-radical-cystectomy
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Jeffrey A Pearl, Dattatraya Patil, Christopher P Filson, Shipra Arya, Mehrdad Alemozaffar, Viraj A Master, Kenneth Ogan
BACKGROUND: Patients with bladder cancer who are treated with cystectomy are at high risk for complications and prolonged length of stay. This population tends to be of advanced age with underlying comorbidities, and thus more likely to have decreased physiologic reserve (ie, frailty). Our objective was to evaluate the relationship between frailty and discharge disposition for patients with bladder cancer treated with cystectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using data from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, we identified patients with bladder cancer undergoing cystectomy (2011-2014)...
January 5, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137931/correlates-of-non-technical-skills-in-surgery-a-prospective-study
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Brigid M Gillespie, Emma Harbeck, Evelyn Kang, Catherine Steel, Nicole Fairweather, Wendy Chaboyer
BACKGROUND: Communication and teamwork failures have frequently been identified as the root cause of adverse events and complications in surgery. Few studies have examined contextual factors that influence teams' non-technical skills (NTS) in surgery. The purpose of this prospective study was to identify and describe correlates of NTS. METHODS: We assessed NTS of teams and professional role at 2 hospitals using the revised 23-item Non-TECHnical Skills (NOTECHS) and its subscales (communication, situational awareness, team skills, leadership and decision-making)...
January 30, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127183/current-concepts-in-management-of-stage-i-nsgct
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REVIEW
Puneet Ahluwalia, Gagan Gautam
While about 50% of non- seminomatous germ cell tumors of the testes present as clinical stage I (CSI), further management of these patients continues to be mired in controversy. Active surveillance is a frontline option for low- risk CS I patients and according to some, even the high- risk ones with high embryonal carcinoma (ECA) component and vascular invasion (VI). However, it carries the disadvantage of long- term surveillance, the need for prolonged chemotherapy in case of recurrence and the possibility of secondary malignancies due to radiation exposure from frequent CT scans...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062329/managing-symptoms-enhancing-patients-self-management-knowledge-and-skills-for-surgical-recovery
#17
REVIEW
Jan Odom-Forren, Susan Wesmiller
OBJECTIVES: To review postoperative symptoms experienced by patients following surgery for cancer and discuss focused, evidenced-based methods to teach the patient acute pain and symptom management to include both pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies. DATA SOURCES: Peer reviewed articles and national guidelines. CONCLUSION: Although significant advances have been made in providing effective acute pain control, pain remains a serious consequence after cancer surgery...
February 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017423/operating-room-performance-improves-after-proficiency-based-virtual-reality-cataract-surgery-training
#18
Ann Sofia Skou Thomsen, Daniella Bach-Holm, Hadi Kjærbo, Klavs Højgaard-Olsen, Yousif Subhi, George M Saleh, Yoon Soo Park, Morten la Cour, Lars Konge
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of virtual reality proficiency-based training on actual cataract surgery performance. The secondary purpose of the study was to define which surgeons benefit from virtual reality training. DESIGN: Multicenter masked clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: Eighteen cataract surgeons with different levels of experience. METHODS: Cataract surgical training on a virtual reality simulator (EyeSi) until a proficiency-based test was passed...
December 22, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011260/cost-comparison-of-fundamentals-of-laparoscopic-surgery-training-completed-with-standard-fundamentals-of-laparoscopic-surgery-equipment-versus-low-cost-equipment
#19
Brenton R Franklin, Sarah B Placek, Mercy D Wagner, Sarah M Haviland, Mary T O'Donnell, E Matthew Ritter
OBJECTIVE: Training for the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) skills test can be expensive. Previous work demonstrated that training on an ergonomically different, low-cost platform does not affect FLS skills test outcomes. This study compares the average training cost with standard FLS equipment and medical-grade consumables versus training on a lower cost platform with non-medical-grade consumables. DESIGN: Subjects were prospectively randomized to either the standard FLS training platform (n = 19) with medical-grade consumables (S-FLS), or the low-cost platform (n = 20) with training-grade products (LC-FLS)...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966413/-orthopaedics-megalomania-myth-or-mobbing
#20
Per Hviid Gundtoft, Eske Brand, Jakob Klit, Kristoffer Barfod Weisskirchner
INTRODUCTION: It is a general impression in the world of medicine that orthopaedic surgeons differ from doctors of other specialities in terms of intellect and self-confidence. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the self-confidence of orthopaedics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We asked doctors from 30 different specialities to fill out a questionnaire. In addition to this, the participating orthopaedics were asked to rate their self-perceived surgical skills. RESULTS: In all, 120 orthopaedics and 416 non-orthopaedic doctors completed the questionnaire...
December 12, 2016: Ugeskrift for Laeger
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