Martin Brüning

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INTRODUCTION To evaluate the safety and efficacy of Thulium VapoEnucleation of the prostate (ThuVEP) for patients on oral anticoagulants (OA) with symptomatic benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). METHODS Fifty-six patients, undergoing ThuVEP at two institutions, were evaluated from May 2009 until June 2011. All patients were at high cardiopulmonary risk(More)
HYPOTHESIS Surgical undergraduate education in a rural setting is feasible and sound in terms of educational outcomes. DESIGN The final-year surgical curriculum at the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, was restructured to include the option of a rural surgical term. SETTING Five provincial center hospitals in rural South Australia. (More)
BACKGROUND Intraoperative cholangiography during laparoscopic cholecystectomy reveals the anatomy of the biliary tree and any stones contained within it. The use of intraoperative cholangiography may be routine for all laparoscopic cholecystectomy. An alternative approach is a selective policy, performing intraoperative cholangiography only for those cases(More)
BACKGROUND Rural South Australia (SA), like other rural areas in Australia, faces a crisis in the medical workforce. It is also generally assumed that the same applies to rural surgical services but finding evidence to support this is scarce. METHODS All hospitals situated outside the outer metropolitan area of SA were surveyed about surgical services (n(More)
OBJECTIVE The ever-increasing pressure on metropolitan teaching hospitals to rationalise budgets and increase productivity has resulted in a dwindling amount of teaching opportunity for the medical student population. One solution to the problem was to utilise a largely untapped resource in South Australia, namely the provincial hospitals, however, student(More)
BACKGROUND Rural general surgery is faced with a shortage of resident surgeons in many parts of Australia. Although it is accepted that an undergraduate rural exposure favourably influences graduates to undertake rural practice, it is not known whether postgraduate terms exert a similar effect. METHOD Advanced general surgical trainees in 2000 were(More)
A significant proportion of the Australian population resides nonmetropolitan regions. For the majority of these smaller regional centers, the surgical service delivery has been traditionally provided by either solo or two-person surgical practices. As medical students' interest in rural practice declined, new models were created to ensure medical care in(More)