Adnan A. Alseidi

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Hepatic resection for colorectal hepatic metastatic disease has been demonstrated to have a significant outcome benefit for selected patients. Advances in anesthetic and surgical technique have resulted in a significantly reduced morbidity and mortality for this procedure, and this management approach has become widely practiced. This hepatic resection(More)
BACKGROUND The optimum approach to neoadjuvant therapy for patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer is undefined. Herein we report the outcomes of an extended neoadjuvant chemotherapy regimen in patients presenting with borderline resectable adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head. METHODS Patients identified as having borderline resectable(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluate the current status of Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Surgery workforce in North America. BACKGROUND HPB fellowships have proliferated, with HPB surgeons entering the field through 3 pathways: transplant surgery, surgical oncology, or HPB surgery training. Impact of this growth is unknown. METHODS An anonymous survey was distributed to(More)
BACKGROUND A recent survey of fellowship directors suggested significant deficits in the technical laparoscopic skills of graduated general surgery residents. Our aim was to define the need for and possible content of a simulation-based curriculum in advanced laparoscopic skills (ALS). METHODS An anonymous online survey was distributed to all Fellowship(More)
BACKGROUND Objective, unbiased assessment of surgical skills remains a challenge in surgical education. We sought to evaluate the feasibility and reliability of Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills. METHODS Seven volunteer general surgery interns were given time for training and then testing, on laparoscopic peg transfer, precision cutting, and(More)
BACKGROUND En bloc resection of the superior mesenteric vein (SMV), portal vein (PV), and/or splenic vein (SV) with concomitant venous reconstruction is required in 11-65 % of cases of locally advanced pancreatic cancer.1 Early retropancreatic dissection of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) from behind the pancreatic head utilizing an 'artery first'(More)
OBJECTIVE The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has challenged program directors to assess their residents' core competencies, including communication and interpersonal skills (CIS). We report our institution's experience using a series of standardized patient encounters in an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) to(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic cancer patients with positive peritoneal cytology (PPC) as a sole metastatic site are poorly characterized. Whether they behave similarly to other stage IV patients is unknown. METHODS Patients with stage IV disease at our institution between 2003 and 2013 were identified. Inclusion criteria for PPC cohort were PPC at laparoscopy and(More)
Splenic infarction in individuals harboring the sickle cell trait can occur in the setting of exposure to low oxygen tension at high altitudes. While this is a concern in unpressurized aircraft flight, it has not been well documented in pressurized flight. What has not been addressed is whether this relative safety of pressurized flight extends to the(More)