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Reprocessing flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes after a period of disuse: is it necessary?
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal endoscopy is an integral tool in the evaluation and management of many gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary conditions. Although rare, media reports of infectiousExpand
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Does laparoscopic simulation predict intraoperative performance? A comparison between the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery and LapVR evaluation metrics.
BACKGROUND Considerable resources have been invested in low- and high-fidelity simulators in surgical training. To our knowledge, no investigation has compared the 2 head to head for operativeExpand
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Construct validity of individual and summary performance metrics associated with a computer-based laparoscopic simulator
AbstractBackground Computer-based surgical simulators capture a multitude of metrics based on different aspects of performance, such as speed, accuracy, and movement efficiency. However, withoutExpand
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Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy with intracorporeal versus extracorporeal anastamosis: a comparison of short-term outcomes.
BACKGROUND There is wide variation among laparoscopic colon resection techniques, including the approach for mobilization and the extent of intracorporal vessel ligation, bowel division orExpand
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Electronic synoptic reporting: assessing the completeness of synoptic and narrative reports for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
BACKGROUND Operative reporting is the foundation of surgical communication. The quality indicators (QIs) contained in these reports can be used to document the performance of processes that affectExpand
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Bariatric operative reporting: Quality assessment and perceptions among bariatric surgeons.
BACKGROUND The quality of narrative operative notes is poor. No investigation has previously addressed operative reporting specifically in bariatric surgery. OBJECTIVES To evaluate surgeons'Expand
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The Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery and LapVR evaluation metrics may not correlate with operative performance in a novice cohort
Background Considerable resources have been invested in both low- and high-fidelity simulators in surgical training. The purpose of this study was to investigate if the Fundamentals of LaparoscopicExpand
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Does ultrasongraphy predict intraoperative findings at cholecystectomy? An institutional review.
BACKGROUND Ultrasonography (US) is the mainstay of biliary tract imaging, but few recent studies have tested its ability to diagnose acute cholecystitis (AC). Our objective was to determine how wellExpand
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Structured assessment format for evaluating operative reports in general surgery.
BACKGROUND Despite its multifaceted importance, no validated or reliable tools assess the quality of the dictated operative note. This study determined the construct validity, interrater reliability,Expand
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A cost comparison of laparoscopic and open colon surgery in a publicly funded academic institution
AbstractBackground The objective of this study was to compare the total hospital cost of laparoscopic (lap) and open colon surgery at a publicly funded academic institution.MethodsPatients undergoingExpand
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