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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922228/anesthesia-capacity-in-ghana-a-teaching-hospital-s-resources-and-the-national-workforce-and-education
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Mark A Brouillette, Alfred J Aidoo, Maria A Hondras, Nana A Boateng, Akwasi Antwi-Kusi, William Addison, Alec R Hermanson
BACKGROUND: Quality anesthetic care is lacking in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Global health leaders call for perioperative capacity reports in limited-resource settings to guide improved health care initiatives. We describe a teaching hospital's resources and the national workforce and education in this LMIC capacity report. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana, during 4 weeks in August 2016...
September 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919221/ten-year-projections-for-us-residency-positions-will-there-be-enough-positions-to-accommodate-the-growing-number-of-u-s-medical-school-graduates
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Sarah Hayek, Samantha Lane, Marcus Fluck, Marie Hunsinger, Joseph Blansfield, Mohsen Shabahang
OBJECTIVE: Recently, a multitude of new U.S. medical schools have been established and existing medical schools have expanded their enrollments. The National Residency Match Program (NRMP) reports that in 2016 there were 23,339 categorical residency positions offered in the match and 26,836 overall applicants with 17,789 (66.29%) of the total candidates being U.S. allopathic graduates. In view of the rapid growth of medical school graduates, the aim of this study is to determine if current trends suggest a shortage of residency positions within the next ten years...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913597/trauma-leagues-a-novel-option-to-attract-medical-students-to-a-surgical-career
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Romeo Lages Simões, Alcir Escocia Dorigatti, Henrique José Virgili Silveira, Thiago Rodrigues Araujo Calderan, Sandro Rizoli, Gustavo Pereira Fraga
BACKGROUND: In Brazil, most medical schools do not offer trauma surgery in their undergraduate curriculum. The Trauma Leagues arose in Brazil as an important promoter of trauma education and stimulated activities related to surgical skills and practices. In recent decades, studies have demonstrated that the number of surgical residency applicants has decreased worldwide. Strategies to motivate medical students to choose surgery are needed. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of participation in the Unicamp Trauma League (UTL) during a 20-year period in the choice for a surgical career...
September 14, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910357/the-quality-of-invasive-breast-cancer-care-for-low-reimbursement-rate-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Shaofei Su, Han Bao, Xinyu Wang, Zhiqiang Wang, Xi Li, Meiqi Zhang, Jiaying Wang, Hao Jiang, Wenji Wang, Siyang Qu, Meina Liu
Though evidence-based treatments have been recommended for breast cancer, underuse of the treatments was still observed. To certain extent, patients' access to care, which can be enhanced by increasing the coverage of health insurance, could account for the current underuse in recommended care. This study aimed to examine the association between different proportions of reimbursement and quality of recommended breast cancer care, as well as length of hospital stay. In this retrospective study, 3669 patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer between 1 June, 2011 and 30 June, 2013 were recruited...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904655/assessment-of-potentially-preventable-hospitalizations-in-the-regional-hospital-of-saint-louis-senegal
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Abdoul Aziz Ndiaye, Mouhameth Bakhoum, Alioune Badara Tall, Ndeye Fatou Ngom-Gueye, Mohamed Sidy Seck, Boubacar Gueye, Awa Diop-Ba, Awa Gaye, Gallo Papa Sow, Lamine Gueye, Anta Tal-Dia
INTRODUCTION: The "potentially preventable hospitalizations (PPH)'' are hospital admissions that could have been avoided through effective primary care given at the appropriate time. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), causes of PPH, are the leading cause of death worldwide with significant socioeconomic consequences especially in developing countries. This study aimed to assess the burden of potentially preventable hospitalizations in the St. Louis regional hospital. METHODS: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902404/quality-of-life-after-surgery-for-intracranial-meningioma
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Luke S Benz, Margaret R Wrensch, Joellen M Schildkraut, Melissa L Bondy, Joshua L Warren, Joseph L Wiemels, Elizabeth B Claus
BACKGROUND: To the authors' knowledge, limited data exist regarding long-term quality of life (QOL) for patients diagnosed with intracranial meningioma. METHODS: The data in the current study concerned 1722 meningioma cases diagnosed among residents of Connecticut, Massachusetts, California, Texas, and North Carolina from May 1, 2006 through March 14, 2013, and 1622 controls who were frequency matched to the cases by age, sex, and geography. These individuals were participants in a large, population-based, case-control study...
September 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899861/quality-initiative-to-introduce-pediatric-venous-thromboembolism-risk-assessment-for-orthopedic-and-surgery-patients
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Laura H Brower, Nathalie Kremer, Katie Meier, Christine Wolski, Molly M McCaughey, Emily McKenna, Jennifer Anadio, Emily Eismann, Erin E Shaughnessy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pediatric hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism (VTE) is costly, has high morbidity, and is often preventable. The objective of this quality-improvement effort was to increase the percentage of general surgery and orthopedic patients ≥10 years of age screened for VTE risk from 0% to 80%. METHODS: At a freestanding children's hospital, 2 teams worked to implement VTE risk screening for postoperative inpatients. The general surgery team used residents and nurse practitioners to perform screening whereas the orthopedic team initially used bedside nursing staff...
September 12, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890063/the-value-of-carotid-endarterectomy-as-a-learning-tool-for-trainees
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L M Cacioppa, R Pini, M Longhi, A Vacirca, E Gallitto, G L Faggioli, M Gargiulo, A Stella
INTRODUCTION: Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) intervention needs a specific training and a sufficient learning curve to obtain optimal results in terms of outcome. A formative program was settled up in a single academic center in order to optimize training of standard CEA procedures. This study aims to evaluate the 11-year results of the teaching CEA program. METHODS: The trainees CEA teaching program is carried on during the 5-year vascular surgery residency period and it is stratified as follows: learning theory and intervention assistance (minimum 50 procedures per-year) in the first and second residency-year; performing CEA as second operator in the third and fourth residency-year (minimum 50 procedures per-year); CEA execution as first operator with attending supervision in the last residency-year...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888403/transitioning-from-a-level-ii-to-level-i-trauma-center-increases-resident-patient-exposure
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Brian Carpenter, Lena Levine, Tim Niacaris, Sumihiro Suzuki
Increased patient exposure has been shown to improve residency training as determined by better patient outcomes. The transition of John Peter Smith Hospital from a level II to a level I trauma center in 2009 provided a unique opportunity to investigate the direct effects of increased patient exposure on residency training in a relatively controlled setting. We evaluated the effect of the transition to a level I trauma center on residency training. In 2014, we examined the annual facility reports and separated the data into 2 groups: level II (2001 to 2008) and level I (2010 to 2013)...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886935/examination-of-nondesignated-preliminary-surgery-residents-recruited-since-the-inception-of-supplementary-offer-and-acceptance-program-lessons-learned-from-a-large-academic-program
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Maria Albuja-Cruz, Claire Travis, Michael Benge, Barbara Caufield, Mark Nehler
PURPOSE: The majority of surgery programs roster non-designated preliminary (NDP) residents. We and others have reported on the success of NDP resident mentoring with regard to categorical position placement. Lacking is a focus on the candidates themselves and differences based on initial career of choice. METHODS: NDP residents' files since the institution of SOAP were reviewed for demographics, initial career choice, financial burden, region of medical school of origin, application and interview history, and pre-screen interview candidate score (high score of 22 - data includes USMLE scores, major clerkship grades, and AOA) used for categorical recruitment...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883842/diabetes-as-a-risk-factor-of-hospitalization-in-the-surgical-ward-due-to-cancer-in-the-elderly-and-middle-aged-population
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Mariusz Dąbrowski, Alina Grondecka
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes can be considered as a risk factor of several types of malignancy. Surgery is one of the primary methods of cancer treatment. The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between diabetes and hospital admissions to the surgery unit due to malignancy among elderly and middle-aged people. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data for analysis were taken from the medical records of 7,694 patients aged > 45, hospitalized in the General Surgery Ward in the Specialist District Hospital in Stalowa Wola in the Subcarpathian (Podkarpacie) Province, Poland, in the years 2010-2013...
August 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882683/structured-operative-autonomy-an-institutional-approach-to-enhancing-surgical-resident-education-without-impacting-patient-outcomes
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Brandon M Wojcik, Zhi Ven Fong, Madhukar S Patel, David C Chang, Dustin R Long, Haytham Ma Kaafarani, Emil Petrusa, John T Mullen, Keith D Lillemoe, Roy Phitayakorn
BACKGROUND: Though barriers to granting surgical residents autonomy in the operating room are well described, few have proposed practical strategies to overcome them. Our department adopted a multidisciplinary approach to develop a rotation that aimed to grant chief residents structured operative autonomy. In this study, we assess the feasibility of implementation, impact on patient safety and educational benefit to residents following the program's pilot year. STUDY DESIGN: During a one-month rotation, chief residents began cases alone using their own operative block time...
September 4, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881551/-the-prevalence-and-related-factors-of-hbv-infection-among-adults-in-mianyang
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T T Liu, X T Zhou, W L Li, Y Y Peng, X J Liu, J Wang, T Ren, L P Wang, P Yuan
Objective: To analyze the prevalence and related factors of HBV infection among people aged 18 years old and above in Mianyang city. Methods: A total of 260 950 residents, living in Mianyang city more than 6 months, aging 18 years old and above were employed by multi-stage random sampling method from November 2014 to September 2015. Questionnaire survey was conducted on participants using a self-designed questionnaire, including general demographic characteristics, family history of Hepatitis B, history of Hepatitis B vaccination and history of present illness, etc...
September 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877135/want-correct-percentage-of-tbsa-burned-let-a-layman-do-the-assessment
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Ilaria Tocco-Tussardi, Benjamin Presman, Fredrik Huss
Accurate determination of burn size significantly impacts both immediate management and long-term outcome. In the era of evidence-based medicine, the variability in TBSA% assessment shown by traditional methods may prove unacceptable and technology-aided systems become the "accepted standard." The objective of this study was to push this scenario to the limit by investigating the accuracy and consistency of TBSA% estimations using a computer-aided tool. Five Laymen (health care-burn management naïve people) were trained on the handling of the technology-aided assessment tool Burn Case 3D and asked to calculate TBSA% for 18 clinical pictures of burns with different patterns and sizes...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871375/walter-e-dandy-his-contributions-to-pituitary-surgery-in-the-context-of-the-overall-johns-hopkins-hospital-experience
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Andrea Corsello, Giulia Di Dalmazi, Fabiana Pani, Paulina Chalan, Roberto Salvatori, Patrizio Caturegli
BACKGROUND: Walter E. Dandy (1886-1946) was an outstanding neurosurgeon who spent his entire career at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. After graduating from medical school in 1910, he completed a research fellowship in the Hunterian laboratory with Harvey Cushing and then joined the Department of Surgery as resident, rising to the rank professor in 1931. Dandy made several contributions that helped building the neurosurgical specialty, most famously the introduction of pneumo-ventriculography to image brain lesions for which he received a Nobel prize nomination...
September 4, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870691/-burnout-in-tunisian-medical-residents-about-149-cases
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A Ben Zid, W Homri, I Ben Romdhane, N Bram, R Labbane
BACKGROUND: Burnout is a professional psychological chronic stress-induced syndrome defined by three dimensions: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and low personal accomplishment. This syndrome concerns all professions but especially healthcare staff. Numerous studies have attempted to document the impact of work activities on the doctor's mental health. According to the literature, junior doctors are more vulnerable to develop this syndrome. AIMS: Are to determine the prevalence of severe burnout among residents of different specialties: anesthesiology, general surgery, emergency medicine, psychiatry, basic sciences...
September 1, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869159/a-comparison-of-objective-assessment-data-for-the-united-states-and-international-medical-graduates-in-a-general-surgery-residency
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Francisco Cardenas Lara, Nimesh D Naik, T K Pandian, Becca L Gas, Suzanne Strubel, Rachel Cadeliña, Stephanie F Heller, David R Farley
OBJECTIVE: To compare objective assessment scores between international medical graduates (IMGs) and United States Medical Graduates. Scores of residents who completed a preliminary year, who later matched into a categorical position, were compared to those who matched directly into a categorical position at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester. DESIGN: Postgraduate year (PGY) 1 to 5 residents participate in a biannual multistation, OSCE-style assessment event as part of our surgical training program...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865903/the-perfect-storm-is-on-the-horizon
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Dawn Fountain, Chi Quach, Darlene Norton, SuAnn White, Susan Ratliff, Kim Molteg, Donna Heyduk, Jessica Roof, Lillian Badurina
PURPOSE: Provide analysis of data identifying the impending mass turnover of Directors and Coordinators of General Surgery residency programs and the potential effect on successful continuing accreditation including the ACGME Next Accreditation System (NAS) and associated self study. METHODS: The Association of Residency Coordinators in Surgery, Executive Committee (ARCS EC) anonymously surveyed 254 general surgery Program Coordinators in September/October 2016...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864267/developing-the-blueprint-for-a-general-surgery-technical-skills-certification-examination-a-validation-study
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Sandra de Montbrun, Marisa Louridas, Peter Szasz, Kenneth A Harris, Teodor P Grantcharov
INTRODUCTION: There is a recognized need to develop high-stakes technical skills assessments for decisions of certification and resident promotion. High-stakes examinations requires a rigorous approach in accruing validity evidence throughout the developmental process. One of the first steps in development is the creation of a blueprint which outlines the potential content of examination. The purpose of this validation study was to develop an examination blueprint for a Canadian General Surgery assessment of technical skill certifying examination...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864266/the-colorado-humanitarian-surgical-skills-workshop-a-cadaver-based-workshop-to-prepare-residents-for-surgery-in-austere-settings
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Yihan Lin, Swagoto Mukhopadhyay, Robert A Meguid, David P Kuwayama
OBJECTIVE: Interest in humanitarian surgery is high among surgical and obstetric residents. The Colorado Humanitarian Surgical Skills Workshop is an annual 2-day course exposing senior residents to surgical techniques essential in low- and middle-income countries but not traditionally taught in US residencies. We evaluated the course's ability to foster resident comfort, knowledge, and competence in these skills. DESIGN: The cohort of course participants was studied prospectively...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
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