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The tuberous sclerosis complex and its highly variable manifestations.
PURPOSE Tuberous sclerosis is an autosomal dominant neurocutaneous syndrome affecting multiple organ systems and demonstrating highly variable clinical manifestations. Mutations in 2 tumor suppressorExpand
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The evolution of vesicoureteral reflux management in the era of dextranomer/hyaluronic acid copolymer: a pediatric health information system database study.
PURPOSE Since Food and Drug Administration approval of Deflux, injection therapy for vesicoureteral reflux has increased. Little data exist on the effect that injection therapy has had on theExpand
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Methodologies for establishing validity in surgical simulation studies.
BACKGROUND Validating assessment tools in surgical simulation training is critical to objectively measuring skills. Most reviews do not elicit methodologies for conducting rigorous validationExpand
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Comparison of the learning curve and outcomes of robotic assisted pediatric pyeloplasty.
PURPOSE We compared the learning curve and outcomes in children undergoing robotic assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty during the initiation of a robotic surgery program compared to the benchmark ofExpand
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Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills: a novel method to evaluate surgical performance.
BACKGROUND Validated methods of objective assessments of surgical skills are resource intensive. We sought to test a web-based grading tool using crowdsourcing called Crowd-Sourced Assessment ofExpand
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Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills: Differentiating Animate Surgical Skill Through the Wisdom of Crowds.
BACKGROUND Objective quantification of surgical skill is imperative as we enter a healthcare environment of quality improvement and performance-based reimbursement. The gold standard tools areExpand
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Virtual reality robotic surgery warm-up improves task performance in a dry laboratory environment: a prospective randomized controlled study.
BACKGROUND Preoperative simulation warm-up has been shown to improve performance and reduce errors in novice and experienced surgeons, yet existing studies have only investigated conventionalExpand
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Metastatic adenocarcinoma after augmentation gastrocystoplasty.
PURPOSE Augmentation gastrocystoplasty has been proposed as an alternative to enterocystoplasty because of potential benefits, including decreased risk of mucus production, stone formation andExpand
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Use of 3-dimensional printing technology and silicone modeling in surgical simulation: development and face validation in pediatric laparoscopic pyeloplasty.
OBJECTIVES Pediatric laparoscopy poses unique training challenges owing to smaller workspaces, finer sutures used, and potentially more delicate tissues that require increased surgical dexterity whenExpand
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Surgical management of congenital ureteropelvic junction obstruction: a Pediatric Health Information System database study.
PURPOSE Although laparoscopic pyeloplasty has gained popularity, to our knowledge no multi-institutional study has evaluated the prevalence of this approach in children. We used a multicenterExpand
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