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Background To study the influence of postoperative analgesia on morbidity and mortality after esophagectomy.
Introduction The role of physician examiners in an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) is relatively passive. In our institution examiners criticized the passive nature of their role. This study evaluates the reliability and viability of adding a structured oral examination to an OSCE.
Background Because inguinal hernia repair is difficult for third-year students to comprehend, a 2-dimensional paper-cut was developed to teach the concepts of inguinal hernia in a time-effective manner before students' observation of herniorrhaphy in the operating room.
Background A major obstacle in the wide implementation of objective clinical structured examinations (OSCEs) is their high cost, averaging $200 to $300 (Canadian dollars, CDN) per candidate and estimated at up to CDN$900 per candidate if all “hidden” administrative costs are included.
Purpose To investigate the effect of stent design and deployment mechanism on endoluminal graft healing.
Background Liver resection is accepted treatment for selected patients with colon cancer metastatic to the liver. There remains some controversy regarding the selection criteria, particularly which preoperative features are useful predictors of long survival postresection.
In current clinical practice, the concept of outpatient surgery could apply to thyroidectomy. As the thyroid is anatomically accessible, its removal is not physiologically disabling; it makes surgery safer and precludes hospitalization. To evaluate the feasibility and solidity of outpatient...
As methods of health care delivery, and advances in technology change our lives and practices, an essential element of personal and professional relationships has become neglected. We have stopped listening to each other, to our patients, and to ourselves; we have lost the art of communication....
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