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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684001/one-hundred-and-fifteen-cases-of-pure-laparoscopic-living-donor-right-hepatectomy-at-a-single-center
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Kwang-Woong Lee, Suk Kyun Hong, Kyung-Suk Suh, Hyo-Sin Kim, Sung-Woo Ahn, Kyung Chul Yoon, Jeong-Moo Lee, Jae-Hyung Cho, Hyeyoung Kim, Nam-Joon Yi
BACKGROUND: The pure laparoscopic approach to donor hepatectomy is being taken more often. However, few centers perform pure laparoscopic donor right hepatectomy (PLDRH) because it requires a high level of surgical skill. Studies reporting initial outcomes of PLDRH may prompt further implementation of the technique and help reduce initial learning curves at other transplant centers. This study reports performance of PLDRH at a single center with extensive experience of adult living donor liver transplantation...
April 21, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683373/gesture-segmentation-and-classification-using-affine-speed-and-energy
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Jenny Cifuentes, Minh Tu Pham, Pierre Boulanger, Richard Moreau, Flavio Prieto
The characterization and analysis of hand gestures are challenging tasks with an important number of applications in human-computer interaction, machine vision and control, and medical gesture recognition. Specifically, several researchers have tried to develop objective evaluation methods of surgical skills for medical training. As a result, the adequate selection and extraction of similarities and differences between experts and novices have become an important challenge in this area. In particular, some of these works have shown that human movements performed during surgery can be described as a sequence of constant affine-speed trajectories...
April 1, 2018: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683185/telehealth-and-in-person-training-outcomes-for-novice-discrete-trial-training-therapists
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Layla A Sump, David M Richman, Anna Marie Schaefer, Laura M Grubb, Adam T Brewer
The efficacy and efficiency of telehealth and in-person training were compared while teaching seven undergraduate students to implement components of discrete trial training. A multiple-baseline design across skills with elements of multiple probe and delayed multiple baseline combined with an alternating-treatments design was used to evaluate the effects of behavioral skills training (BST) on (a) implementing a multiple stimulus without replacement preference assessment, (b) setting up an instructional context, (c) delivering antecedent prompts, and (d) delivering consequences for accurate and inaccurate responding...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682538/root-cause-analysis-of-persistently-high-maternal-mortality-in-a-rural-district-of-indonesia-role-of-clinical-care-quality-and-health-services-organizational-factors
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Mohammad Afzal Mahmood, Ismi Mufidah, Steven Scroggs, Amna Rehana Siddiqui, Hafsa Raheel, Koentijo Wibdarminto, Bernardus Dirgantoro, Jorien Vercruyssen, Hayfaa A Wahabi
Background: Despite significant reduction in maternal mortality, there are still many regions in the world that suffer from high mortality. District Kutai Kartanegara, Indonesia, is one such region where consistently high maternal mortality was observed despite high rate of delivery by skilled birth attendants. Method: Thirty maternal deaths were reviewed using verbal autopsy interviews, terminal event reporting, medical records' review, and Death Audit Committee reports, using a comprehensive root-cause analysis framework including Risk Identification, Signal Services, Emergency Obstetrics Care Evaluation, Quality, and 3 Delays...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674756/quantifying-solid-stress-and-elastic-energy-from-excised-or-in-situ-tumors
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Hadi T Nia, Meenal Datta, Giorgio Seano, Peigen Huang, Lance L Munn, Rakesh K Jain
Solid stress, distinct from both tissue stiffness and fluid pressure, is a mechanical stress that is often elevated in both murine and human tumors. The importance of solid stress in tumor biology has been recognized in initial studies: solid stress promotes tumor progression and lowers the efficacy of anticancer therapies by compressing blood vessels and contributing to hypoxia. However, robust, reproducible, and objective methods that go beyond demonstration and bulk measurements have not yet been established...
May 2018: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674109/mixed-method-evaluation-of-a-cadaver-dissection-course-for-general-surgery-interns-an-innovative-approach-for-filling-the-gap-between-gross-anatomy-and-the-operating-room
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Yen-Yi Juo, Christina Hanna, Quach Chi, Grace Chang, Warwick J Peacock, Areti Tillou, Catherine E Lewis
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate an innovative whole cadaver dissection curriculum designed to focus on teaching procedure-relevant anatomy and surgical skills to surgery interns. DESIGN: A mixed methods explanatory sequential design incorporating both quantitative and qualitative evaluations was used to evaluate the cadaver dissection course. Quantitative data were prospectively collected and retrospectively reviewed in order to compare anatomy knowledge and operative skills before and after the course...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673671/a-case-control-study-to-compare-the-outcome-of-women-treated-by-two-minimally-invasive-procedures-ultraminilaparotomy-myomectomy-and-laparoscopic-myomectomy
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Kuo-Chang Wen, Pi-Lin Sung, Wen-Hsun Chang, Huann-Cheng Horng, Yi-Jen Chen, Wen-Ling Lee, Peng-Hui Wang
OBJECTIVE: Ultraminilaparotomy myomectomy (UMLT-M with less 4 cm transverse skin incision) and conventional 3-port wound laparoscopic myomectomy (LM) approaches were proposed as alternative minimally invasive procedures in the management of women with symptomatic uterine myomas but few studies have compared the outcomes of both procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2002 and December 2003, 71 patients undergoing UMLT-M were compared with those 71 women undergoing LM...
April 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673346/elements-for-harnessing-participatory-action-research-to-strengthen-health-managers-capacity-a-critical-interpretative-synthesis
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Moses Tetui, Joseph Mumba Zulu, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Suzanne N Kiwanuka, Anna-Britt Coe
BACKGROUND: Health managers play a key role in ensuring that health services are responsive to the needs of the population. Participatory action research (PAR) is one of the approaches that have been used to strengthen managers' capacity. However, collated knowledge on elements for harnessing PAR to strengthen managers' capacity is missing. This paper bridges this gap by reviewing existing literature on the subject matter. METHODS: A critical interpretive synthesis method was used to interrogate eight selected articles...
April 19, 2018: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666134/adoption-of-a-novel-surgical-innovation-into-clinical-practice-protocol-for-a-qualitative-systematic-review-examining-surgeon-views
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Thomas L Lewis, Hugh N Furness, George W Miller, Nicholas Parsons, Kate Seers, Martin Underwood, Andrew J Metcalfe
INTRODUCTION: Efficient adoption of clinically effective novel surgical innovations has great potential benefits for patients. Factors affecting the adoption of surgical innovation are not well understood and proposed models of adoption do not accurately correlate with historical evidence. This protocol is for a systematic review that aims to identify the qualitative evidence relating to surgeon views regarding the adoption of novel surgical innovation into clinical practice. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A systematic review following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidance will be performed...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665190/comparison-of-emergency-medicine-malpractice-cases-involving-residents-to-non-resident-cases
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Kiersten L Gurley, Shamai A Grossman, Margaret Janes, C Winnie Yu-Moe, Ellen Song, Carrie D Tibbles, Nathan I Shapiro, Carlo L Rosen
BACKGROUND: Data are lacking on how emergency medicine (EM) malpractice cases with resident involvement differs from cases that do not name a resident. OBJECTIVES: To compare malpractice case characteristics in cases where a resident is involved (resident case) to cases that do not involve a resident (non-resident case) and to determine factors that contribute to malpractice cases utilizing EM as a model for malpractice claims across other medical specialties. METHODS: We used data from the Controlled Risk Insurance Company (CRICO) Strategies' division Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) to analyze open and closed EM cases asserted from 2009-2013...
April 17, 2018: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661064/experience-and-confidence-of-final-year-veterinary-students-in-performing-desexing-surgeries
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M C Gates, T F Odom, R K Sawicki
AIMS: To describe the level of experience and confidence of veterinary students in performing canine and feline desexing procedures at the end of their final clinical year. METHOD: A cross-sectional survey was conducted with veterinary students at Massey University in November 2017 after completion of their final clinical year. The questions included career plans after graduation, number of assisted and unassisted desexing procedures performed, approximate time to complete desexing surgeries, level of confidence with different aspects of desexing surgeries, what aspects of their desexing surgery training were most helpful, and what could be done to improve training in desexing surgical skills in veterinary school...
April 16, 2018: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660589/predicting-reading-ability-in-teenagers-who-are-deaf-or-hard-of-hearing-a-longitudinal-analysis-of-language-and-reading
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Sarah Worsfold, Merle Mahon, Hannah Pimperton, Jim Stevenson, Colin Kennedy
BACKGROUND: Deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) children and young people are known to show group-level deficits in spoken language and reading abilities relative to their hearing peers. However, there is little evidence on the longitudinal predictive relationships between language and reading in this population. AIMS: To determine the extent to which differences in spoken language ability in childhood predict reading ability in D/HH adolescents. METHODS: and procedures: Participants were drawn from a population-based cohort study and comprised 53 D/HH teenagers, who used spoken language, and a comparison group of 38 normally hearing teenagers...
April 13, 2018: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660388/outcomes-of-gracilis-muscle-flaps-in-the-management-of-groin-complications-after-arterial-bypass-with-prosthetic-graft
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Anahita Dua, Vy T Ho, Christina Rao, Sapan S Desai
INTRODUCTION: This study details two-year outcomes of a modified gracilis muscle flap (GMF) technique in providing tissue coverage for groin complications after arterial bypass surgery with synthetic graft. METHODS: All patients who developed groin infections after lower extremity arterial bypass with synthetic graft that underwent a GMF were included from June 2014 to March 2017 from a prospectively collected, purpose-built institutional database. Modifications to the standard technique included identification of the muscle using ultrasound to ensure precise skip incisions, preservation of the segmental blood supply, widening of the tunnel through which the muscle is retroflexed, placement of a wound VAC for healing, and lifelong antibiotics...
April 13, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660297/structured-integration-of-family-planning-curriculum-comparative-assessment-of-knowledge-and-skills-among-new-medical-graduates-in-ethiopia
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Berhanu G Gebremeskel, Alula M Teklu, Lia T Gebremedhin, Solomon W Beza, Tegbar Yigzaw, Munir K Eshetu, Mengistu H Damtew, Yolanda R Smith
OBJECTIVE: To assess if structured integration of a comprehensive family planning (FP) training into a medical school curriculum improves FP knowledge and skill scores of medical interns. STUDY DESIGN: We compared mean contraception knowledge scores of interns in a medical school with the integrated FP curriculum [intervention school] (n=56) to interns at four conventional medical curriculum schools without structured reinforcement of FP content [control schools] (n=161) in Ethiopia...
April 13, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658679/iatrogenic-spleen-injury-during-minimally-invasive-left-colonic-flexure-mobilization-the-quest-for-evidence-based-results
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Alberto Mangano, Federico Gheza, Pier C Giulianotti
INTRODUCTION: To assess the frequency, risk factors and outcomes of iatrogenic spleen injury during minimally invasive colo-rectal surgery with a particular focus on the routine splenic flexure mobilization tehcnique. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Exclusion criteria: 1. topic not pertinent to the main topic of the review; 2. All case reports, editorials, conference highlights were excluded. After a title and abstract first selection and a final full-text analysis has been performed...
April 13, 2018: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658536/-education-motivations-and-working-conditions-of-a-cohort-of-nurses-attending-to-an-open-competition
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Roberto Accardi, Silvia Pazzaglia, Antonella Demarchi, Barbara Sappa, Dario Laquintana
. Education, motivations and working conditions of a cohort of nurses attending to an open-competition. INTRODUCTION: In the last decade, the progressive reduction of staff turnover decreased together with the number of open competitions, now attended by thousands of candidates, portraying an image of massive unemployment in the nursing profession. AIM: To describe the socio-demographic profile, the studies, previous work experiences and motivations of a cohort of nurses participats a maxi-competition in Lombardy region...
January 2018: Assistenza Infermieristica e Ricerca: AIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650503/instructional-video-and-medical-student-surgical-knot-tying-proficiency-randomized-controlled-trial
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Katarzyna Bochenska, Magdy P Milad, John Ol DeLancey, Christina Lewicky-Gaupp
BACKGROUND: Many senior medical students lack simple surgical and procedural skills such as knot tying. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether viewing a Web-based expert knot-tying training video, in addition to the standard third-year medical student curriculum, will result in more proficient surgical knot tying. METHODS: At the start of their obstetrics and gynecology clerkship, 45 students were videotaped tying surgical knots for 2 minutes using a board model...
April 12, 2018: JMIR Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650486/a-vascular-anastomosis-simulation-can-provide-a-safe-and-effective-environment-for-resident-skills-development
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Alicia A Heelan Gladden, Kendra D Conzen, Michael J Benge, Jane Gralla, Peter T Kennealey
OBJECTIVE: Vascular anastomoses are complex surgical procedures, performed in time-sensitive circumstances, making intraoperative teaching more challenging. We sought to evaluate whether a vascular anastomosis simulation was effective in developing resident skills. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: General surgery residents participated in a vascular anastomosis simulation for 1 to 2hours during their transplant rotation. An attending transplant surgeon at the University of Colorado guided the resident through end-to-end and end-to-side anastomoses using bovine carotid artery (Artegraft)...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650484/identification-of-new-tools-to-predict-surgical-performance-of-novices-using-a-plastic-surgery-simulator
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Roy Kazan, Alex Viezel-Mathieu, Shantale Cyr, Thomas M Hemmerling, Samuel J Lin, Mirko S Gilardino
OBJECTIVE: To identify new tools capable of predicting surgical performance of novices on an augmentation mammoplasty simulator. The pace of technical skills acquisition varies between residents and may necessitate more time than that allotted by residency training before reaching competence. Identifying applicants with superior innate technical abilities might shorten learning curves and the time to reach competence. The objective of this study is to identify new tools that could predict surgical performance of novices on a mammoplasty simulator...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650483/solid-cystic-and-tubular-novice-ultrasound-skills-training-using-a-versatile-affordable-practice-model
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Shruti Sevak, Benjamin Lurvey, Ashley A Woodfin, Zachary Hothem, Rose E Callahan, James Robbins, Kathryn Ziegler
OBJECTIVE: In spite of the recognized benefits of ultrasound, many physicians have little experience with using ultrasound to perform procedures. Many medical schools and residency programs lack a formal ultrasound training curriculum. We describe an affordable ultrasound training curriculum and versatile, inexpensive practice model. DESIGN: Participants underwent a didactic session to teach the theory required to perform ultrasound-guided procedures. Motor skills were taught using a practice model incorporating analogs of common anatomic and pathologic structures into an opacified gelatin substrate...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
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