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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681508/diagnosis-of-ovarian-torsion-is-it-time-to-forget-about-doppler
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Gilat L Grunau, Alison Harris, Jean Buckley, Nicole J Todd
OBJECTIVE: Accuracy of ultrasound in diagnosis of ovarian torsion remains controversial, with some studies reporting correct diagnosis in only 23% to 66% of cases. Normal Doppler flow does not necessarily exclude an ovarian torsion; in fact, it may lead to missing the diagnosis and has been show to delay management. The objective of our study was to assess sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound diagnosis of ovarian torsion and to analyze the factors contributing to correct and incorrect diagnosis...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680950/surgical-teaching-in-urology-patient-safety-and-educational-value-of-live-and-semi-live-surgical-demonstrations
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Jaap D Legemate, Stefano P Zanetti, Jan Erik Freund, Joyce Baard, Jean J M C H de la Rosette
PURPOSE: To evaluate the opinion of urologists and their audience regarding patient safety and educational value of live surgical demonstrations (LSD) and semi-live surgical demonstrations (semi-LSD). METHODS: Following the '2017 Challenges in Endourology' meeting, a survey addressing patient safety and the educational value of LSD and semi-LSD was disseminated online to all participants. Survey outcomes of LSD and semi-LSD were compared. RESULTS: All 279 respondents attended both LSD and semi-LSD...
April 21, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677085/surgical-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-among-pediatric-patients-in-south-africa-comparing-two-healthcare-settings
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Nicolene van der Sandt, Natalie Schellack, Lindi A Mabope, Mothahadini Pb Mawela, Danie Kruger, Brian Godman
BACKGROUND: Appropriate use of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis (SAP) is a concern in view of its impact on morbidity, mortality and costs. Little is currently known about SAP in South Africa. OBJECTIVE: Assess compliance to SAP guidelines for pediatric patients undergoing surgery in one of four surgical sub-specialties among hospitals in South Africa. METHODS: Eight month retrospective chart review in both a teaching hospital and a private hospital between February and August 2015...
April 19, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675898/implementation-of-the-who-surgical-safety-checklist-at-a-teaching-hospital-in-india-and-evaluation-of-the-effects-on-perioperative-complications
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Raghavendra Shankar
BACKGROUND: The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist was developed to help operating teams reduce the occurrence of patient harm. The Checklist is a simple, practical tool that any surgical team in the world can use to ensure that the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative steps that have been shown to benefit patients are undertaken in a timely and efficient way. METHODS: This study was carried out at Rajarajeswari Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India, to study the effects of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist on mortality and morbidity in surgical patients, to identify the potential problems in the long-term implementation of the same, and to document the complications in patients undergoing a major surgery during the study period...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
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/29672786/-commentary-on-the-paper-the-humboldtian-model-in-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery-a-student-survey-on-teaching-and-venia-legendi
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Marcus Lehnhardt, Ulrich Kneser, Riccardo Giunta, Raymond E Horch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668486/the-role-of-provider-characteristics-in-the-selection-of-surgery-or-radiation-for-localized-prostate-cancer-and-association-with-quality-of-care-indicators
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Raj Satkunasivam, Mary Lo, Mariana Stern, Inderbir S Gill, Steven Fleming, Xiao-Cheng Wu, Roger T Anderson, Trevor D Thompson, Ann S Hamilton
INTRODUCTION: We sought to identify the role of provider and facility characteristics in receipt of radical prostatectomy (RP) or external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) and adherence to quality of care measures in men with localized prostate cancer (PCa). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Subjects included 2861 and 1630 men treated with RP or EBRT, respectively, for localized PCa whose records were reabstracted as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Breast and Prostate Patterns of Care Study...
April 17, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667358/human-disease-clinical-medical-sciences-in-dentistry-current-state-and-future-directions-of-undergraduate-teaching-in-the-uk-and-ireland
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P A Atkin, S Thomas, R J Cook, M Greenwood, J H Bennett, A Willis, C Donachie, R Ni Riordain, S Galvin, A Crighton, A J Mighell, I Bakri
In March 2017, a group of teachers of human disease/clinical medical science (HD/CMSD) representing the majority of schools from around the UK and Republic of Ireland met to discuss the current state of teaching of human disease and also to discuss how the delivery of this theme might evolve to inform improved healthcare. This study outlines how the original teaching in medicine and surgery to dental undergraduate students has developed into the theme of HD/CMSD reflecting changing needs as well as guidance from the regulators, and how different dental schools have developed their approaches to reach their current state...
April 18, 2018: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
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/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/29655883/evaluating-surgical-coaching-a-mixed-methods-approach-reveals-more-than-surveys-alone
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Laura M Mazer, Yue-Yung Hu, Alexander F Arriaga, Caprice C Greenberg, Stuart R Lipsitz, Atul A Gawande, Douglas S Smink, Steven J Yule
OBJECTIVE: Traditionally, surgical educators have relied upon participant survey data for the evaluation of educational interventions. However, the ability of such subjective data to completely evaluate an intervention is limited. Our objective was to compare resident and attending surgeons' self-assessments of coaching sessions from surveys with independent observations from analysis of intraoperative and postoperative coaching transcripts. DESIGN: Senior residents were video-recorded operating...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Surgical 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/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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644465/impact-of-one-to-one-tutoring-on-fundamentals-of-laparoscopic-surgery-fls-passing-rate-in-a-single-center-experience-outside-the-united-states-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Federico Gheza, Paolo Raimondi, Leonardo Solaini, Federico Coccolini, Gian Luca Baiocchi, Nazario Portolani, Guido Alberto Massimo Tiberio
BACKGROUND: Outside the US, FLS certification is not required and its teaching methods are not well standardized. Even if the FLS was designed as "stand alone" training system, most of Academic Institution offer support to residents during training. We present the first systematic application of FLS in Italy. Our aim was to evaluate the role of mentoring/coaching on FLS training in terms of the passing rate and global performance in the search for resource optimization. METHODS: Sixty residents in general surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, and urology were selected to be enrolled in a randomized controlled trial, practicing FLS with the goal of passing a simulated final exam...
April 11, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644383/optimizing-resident-operative-self-confidence-through-competency-based-surgical-education-modules-are-we-there-yet
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Roxana Geoffrion, Nicole A Koenig, May S Sanaee, Terry Lee, Nicole J Todd
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Self-confidence is the belief in one's ability to perform and can be enhanced by training. Surgical education should aim to optimize trainee confidence. We designed three procedure-specific competency-based modules to teach vaginal hysterectomy (VH), anterior (AR) and posterior repair (PR) to novice gynecology residents. We hypothesized each module would improve self-confidence and satisfaction during index procedure performance in the operating room. METHODS: This was an ancillary analysis of a larger randomized-controlled trial of gynecologic educational interventions...
April 11, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643964/more-stapler-firings-increase-the-risk-of-perioperative-morbidity-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Piotr Major, Michał Wysocki, Michał Pędziwiatr, Magdalena Pisarska, Piotr Małczak, Mateusz Wierdak, Marcin Dembiński, Marcin Migaczewski, Mateusz Rubinkiewicz, Andrzej Budzyński
Introduction: Staple-line bleeding and leakage are the most common serious complications of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. The relationship between multiple stapler firings and higher risk of postoperative complications is well defined in colorectal surgery but has not been addressed in bariatric procedures so far. Identification of new factors such as "the numbers of stapler firings used during laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG)" as a predictor for complications can lead to optimization of the patient care at bariatric centers...
March 2018: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643628/pediatric-critical-incidents-reported-over-15-years-at-a-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital-of-a-developing-country
#17
Shemila Abbasi, Fauzia Anis Khan, Sobia Khan
Background and Aims: The role of critical incident (CI) reporting is well established in improving patient safety but only a limited number of available reports relate to pediatric incidents. Our aim was to analyze the reported CIs specific to pediatric patients in our database and to reevaluate the value of this program in addressing issues in pediatric anesthesia practice. Material and Methods: Incidents related to pediatric population from neonatal period till the age of 12 years were selected...
January 2018: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629333/evaluation-of-the-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-dental-students-toward-occupational-blood-exposure-accidents-at-the-end-of-the-dental-training-program
#18
Abdelhadi Hbibi, Jalal Kasouati, Reda Charof, Souad Chaouir, Karima El Harti
Aims and Objectives: This study was conducted to assess knowledge, attitudes, and behavior regarding occupational blood exposure accidents (OBEA) among dental students at the end of the whole dental education program. Materials and Methods: The survey was performed using a student self-administered questionnaire during July 2015 in the dental teaching hospital in Rabat. It was conducted on 117 dental students registered in the 5th year. The results were analyzed by SPSS Software, Version 13...
January 2018: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629066/the-challenges-of-clinical-education-in-a-baccalaureate-surgical-technology-students-in-iran-a-qualitative-study
#19
Roghayeh Zardosht, Hossein Karimi Moonaghi, Mohammad Etezad Razavi, Soleiman Ahmady
Background: Clinical education is an integral part of the surgical technology curriculum, in which students combine and integrate knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and philosophies of the profession. It is difficult to learn and adapt to different types of skills and roles in the operating room environment. Objective: This qualitative study examines the difference between the clinical education of Surgical Technology and other clinical settings, and the challenges faced by students in the field, within the course...
February 2018: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622833/fibreoptic-gastro-intestinal-endoscopy-at-the-korle-bu-teaching-hospital-accra-ghana-a-historical-perspective
#20
Kofi N Nkrumah, Emmanuel Q Archampong
Fibreoptic (or Flexible) endoscopy has revolutionized and completely transformed practice of gastroenterology, and many other medical specialties, over the past half century or so. At the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra the development of this facility has evolved gradually, especially involving specialists from the Departments of Medicine and Surgery since the 1970s. This article is an attempt to trace and record this journey and to highlight some of the problems and challenges yet to be overcome. It is an anecdotal account based on the authors' recollection with attempts at verification of important dates...
December 2017: Ghana Medical Journal
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