John M. Uecker

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BACKGROUND Both physicians and patients may perceive that having surgical residents participate in operative procedures may prolong operations and worsen outcomes. We hypothesized that resident participation would prolong operative times and potentially adversely affect postoperative outcomes. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of general surgery resident(More)
BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is believed to be a useful tool to evaluate the biliary tree and pancreas for stones, tumors, or injuries to the ductile system. The purpose of this study was to compare the accuracy of MRCP to the gold standard, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), in our institution. STUDY(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the adequacy of current surgical residency and gastroenterology (GI) fellowship flexible endoscopy training as measured by performance on the FES examination. Fifth-year general surgery residents and GI fellows across six institutions were invited to participate. All general surgery residents had met ACGME/ABS case(More)
It is the aim of our study to determine if the assessment of intraoperative breast cancer margins leads to decreased incidence of repeat operations and decreased cost. We collected data prospectively from two hospitals in Austin, TX, University Medical Center at Brackenridge (UMCB) and Seton Northwest Hospital (SNW), over a 2-year period. Comparison was(More)
BACKGROUND Rapidly restoring perfusion to injured extremities is one of the primary missions of forward military surgical teams. The austere setting, limited resources, and grossly contaminated nature of wounds encountered complicates early definitive repair of complex combat vascular injuries. Temporary vascular shunting of these injuries in the forward(More)
BACKGROUND The generative learning model posits that individuals remember content they have generated better than materials created by others. The goals of this study were to evaluate question generation as a study method for the American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination (ABSITE) and determine whether practice test scores and other data predict(More)
To determine whether a restrictive strategy of red cell transfusion was safe in elderly trauma patients, we compared those treated with a restrictive transfusion strategy versus those who were liberally transfused. We performed a retrospective study of elderly (age ≥ 70 years) trauma patients admitted to our Level I trauma center from 2005 to 2013. Patients(More)
Despite numerous efforts to ensure that surgery residents are adequately trained in the areas of laparoscopy and flexible endoscopy, there remain significant concerns that graduates are not comfortable performing many of these procedures. Online surveys were sent to surgery residents (98 items, PGY1-5 Categorical) and faculty (78 items, general surgery, and(More)