Karim A. Qayumi

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OBJECTIVE Surgeons' vigilance regarding patient condition was assessed using eye-tracking techniques during a simulated laparoscopic procedure. METHODS Surgeons were required to perform a partial cholecystectomy in a virtual reality trainer (SurgicalSim; METI Inc, Sarasota, FL) while wearing a lightweight head-mounted eye-tracker (Locarna systems Inc,(More)
We evaluated transcranial magnetic stimulation producing motor evoked potentials (TMS MEP) as a method to detect spinal cord ischemia during surgery for thoracoabdominal aneurysms. Four groups of swine were subjected to different types of surgically-induced ischemia. TMS MEP and neurological function were assessed at baseline, immediately after the ischemic(More)
The objective of this paper is to present the development of a new modelling diagram (MCMD) to represent MIS procedures in terms of both motor and cognitive actions. Through observation and analysis of several laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedures and based on task analysis techniques, we created a diagram language composed of six primary symbols:(More)
The objective of this paper is to present the initial results of a study aimed at showing the feasibility of using kinematic measures to distinguish skill levels in manipulating surgical tools. Through a simulated surgical task (dissection of a mandarin orange), we acquired motor performance data from three sets of subjects representing different stages of(More)
Simulation is rapidly penetrating the terrain of health care education and has gained growing acceptance as an educational method and patient safety tool. Despite this, the state of simulation in health care education has not yet been evaluated on a global scale. In this project, we studied the global status of simulation in health care education by(More)
Endoscopic surgery performed through patients' natural orifices (NOTES procedures) often require some degree of retroflexion of the operating system. This can cause a misalignment between the displayed image and the actual work plane, leading to performance difficulties. This study investigated the impact of retroflexion on task performance in a simulated(More)
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