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Multistate outbreak of Fusarium keratitis associated with use of a contact lens solution
ContextFusarium keratitis is a serious corneal infection, most commonly associated with corneal injury. Beginning in March 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received multipleExpand
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High-risk alcohol use after weight loss surgery.
BACKGROUND Bariatric or weight loss surgery (WLS) may alter alcohol metabolism resulting in a higher prevalence of problem drinking postoperatively. Few studies distinguish those who reportExpand
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Common uses and cited complications of energy in surgery
BackgroundInstruments that apply energy to cut, coagulate, and dissect tissue with minimal bleeding facilitate surgery. The improper use of energy devices may increase patient morbidity andExpand
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The effect of defined auditory conditions versus mental loading on the laparoscopic motor skill performance of experts
BackgroundMusic and noise are frequent occurrences in the operating room. To date, the effects of these auditory conditions on the performance of laparoscopic surgery experts have not beenExpand
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The American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network: establishing standards.
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Development of a pancreatic tumor animal model and evaluation of NOTES tumor enucleation
Background Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy is associated with high morbidity and mortality. NOTES tumor enucleation may provide an alternative to laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy. The goal ofExpand
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Gridlock: Ethnic Diversity in Government and the Provision of Public Goods
How does ethnic diversity in government impact public good provision? We construct a novel dataset linking the ethnicity of California city council candidates to election outcomes and expenditureExpand
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Simulated laparoscopic operating room crisis: An approach to enhance the surgical team performance
ObjectiveDiminishing human error and improving patient outcomes is the goal of task training and simulation experience. The fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery (FLS) is a validated tool to assessExpand
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Research priorities in surgical simulation for the 21st century.
BACKGROUND Despite tremendous growth, research in surgical simulation remains uncoordinated and unfocused. The objective of this study was to develop research priorities for surgical simulation. Expand
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Construct and face validity and task workload for laparoscopic camera navigation: virtual reality versus videotrainer systems at the SAGES Learning Center
BackgroundLaparoscopic camera navigation (LCN) training on simulators has demonstrated transferability to actual operations, but no comparative data exist. The objective of this study was to compareExpand
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