Joseph Patruno

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BACKGROUND Hybrid simulators provide objective metrics for laparoscopic task performance. This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between hybrid simulator-generated metrics and content-valid outcome measures. METHODS Residents underwent training with a previously validated 5-task simulation model (5-TSM). The resident tasks included vessel clipping(More)
Cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer for women. Existing screening programs for cervical cancer, such as Pap Smear, suffer from low sensitivity. Thus, many patients who are ill are not detected in the screening process. Using images of the cervix as an aid in cervical cancer screening has the potential to greatly improve sensitivity, and(More)
5582 Background: Sexually active adolescents have high rates of infection with human papilloma virus (HPV) and abnormal pap smears. They are considered a special population as they are likely to regress to normal cytology. The aim of our study was to identify factors associated with regression of cervical dysplasia in adolescents. METHODS We identified(More)
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