Sami Mansour

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Objective. The demand for laparoscopic surgery has led to the core laparoscopic skills course (CLSC) becoming mandatory for trainees in UK. Virtual reality simulation (VR) has a great potential as a training and assessment tool of laparoscopic skills. The aim of this study was to determine the role of the CLSC in developing laparoscopic skills using the VR.(More)
The transition period from foundation program doctor to specialty trainee can be difficult for junior doctors. This difficult period often acts as a major obstacle for learning in the workplace. Existing induction programs are commonly seen as inadequate at easing this transition, and therefore, a pilot study intervention was undertaken to assess if the(More)
INTRODUCTION The authors present an unusual case of small bowel obstruction in a 62-year-old man. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 62-year-old man with a background of transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain, distension, vomiting and had not opened his bowels for three days. 3 weeks previously he(More)
We describe a case of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis detected incidentally during laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP). A 51-year-old female patient was scheduled for elective LRYGBP. Her weight was 144.9 kg and her body mass index was 56. Liver function tests showed mild elevation in alanine transaminase. The patient had a history of hypertension(More)
Ward rounds are widely considered an underutilized resource with regard to medical education, and therefore, a project was undertaken to assess if the initiation of "trainee-centered ward rounds" would help improve the confidence, knowledge acquisition, and workplace satisfaction of junior doctors in the clinical environment. Data were collated from junior(More)
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