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OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of a restricted intravenous fluid regimen versus a standard regimen on complications after colorectal resection. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Current fluid administration in major surgery causes a weight increase of 3-6 kg. Complications after colorectal surgery are reported in up to 68% of patients. Associations between(More)
A continuous record of postoperative surgical infections was carried out by electronic data processing (EDP) of 4340 orthopaedic and general operations. The overall infection rate was 6.3%, ranging from 2.3% (clean wounds) to 27.1% (dirty wounds). The corresponding deep infection rates were 1.6%, 0.4% and 4.6%. Employing a multiple logistic regression(More)
BACKGROUND Nontechnical skills are essential for safe and efficient surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of an assessment tool for surgeons' nontechnical skills, Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons dk (NOTSSdk), and the effect of rater training. METHODS A 1-day course was conducted for 15 general surgeons in which they rated(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to explore the content of conversations, feedback style, and perceived usefulness of feedback to trainee surgeons when conversations were stimulated by a tool for assessing surgeons' non-technical skills. METHODS Trainee surgeons and their supervisors used the Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons in Denmark tool to stimulate(More)
BACKGROUND Trainee surgeons would benefit from regular, formative assessments to ensure they learn the nontechnical aspects of surgical performance. Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons in Denmark (NOTSSdk) is a tool to assess surgeons' nontechnical skills (NTS) during an operation. The aims of this study were to explore which parts of NOTSSdk supervisors use(More)
A total of 1,065 men 60 to 70 years old completed a questionnaire regarding the voiding pattern. At the time of the questionnaire 81 men had already undergone an operation for prostatic hypertrophy (postoperatively queried, group 1) and 29 subsequently underwent an operation (preoperatively queried, group 2). The remaining 955 men were not referred for an(More)
OBJECTIVE Since 2003, United States residents have been limited to an 80-hour workweek. This has prompted concerns of reduced educational quality, especially inadequate operating exposure. In contrast, the Danish surgical specialty-training program mandates a cap on working hours of 37 per week. We hypothesize that there is no direct correlation between(More)
A total of 1,065 men aged 60-70 years replied to a questionnaire about their micturition patterns. At the time of the study, 81 men had already been treated operatively for prostatic hypertrophy and 29 men were submitted to operation at a later date. The remaining 955 men remained untreated until March 1987. Approximately 1/3 of the untreated men accepted(More)