Ugochi N Akoma

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BACKGROUND Although simulation is now used in other areas of obstetrics and gynaecology, its utility in the training of an uncomplicated vaginal delivery is surprisingly under-explored. Here we describe our experience integrating simulation into the third-year Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OB/GYN) clerkship. METHODS In 2013/14, at the start of each 4-week(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to construct an inexpensive anatomy-based obstetric ultrasound task trainer and investigate whether introduction of this trainer into a hands-on obstetric ultrasound course improved course participants' ultrasound scanning skills. METHODS The trainer was created by placing fetal pigs into preservative-filled(More)
INTRODUCTION Second trimester surgical termination of pregnancy by dilation and evacuation (D&E) is a procedure that the Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) Residency Review Committee requires training programs to offer to their residents and that many residents desire to learn. However, because of limited numbers of credentialed providers, clinical training(More)
PURPOSE Single umbilical artery (SUA) has been associated with an increased risk of congenital heart disease (CHD). Women carrying fetuses with an SUA are often referred for fetal echocardiography, but data to support the need for this testing remain controversial. METHODS A retrospective review of the records for all women carrying fetuses with an SUA(More)
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