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Background Surgeons need a process by which to safely introduce new procedures, such as minimally invasive surgery (MIS), into practice. Emerging evidence would suggest that an effective strategy is the implementation of a mentorship program. This study analyzed the effect of mentoring on a...
Background The ideal assessment of technical skills should be defensible and practical. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of a Global Rating Scale (GRS) Assessment tool of resident operating room performance.
Background The ideal continuing professional development (CPD) model to transfer advanced minimally invasive surgical (MIS) skills to surgeons in practice has not yet been determined.
Background Fascial closure after damage control or decompression laparotomy is not always possible. The result is a ventral hernia covered with skin grafts. Massive hernias impair bowel, bladder, and respiratory function and are displeasing aesthetically. Most repair methods provide inadequate...
Background Refractory pilonidal disease is a problem. We wished to show the utility of the cleft lift procedure in solving nonhealing.
Background Intra-abdominal hypertension affects multiple organ systems. Current measurement standard requires supine positioning, which jeopardizes patient safety by increasing the risk for ventilator-associated pneumonia. This study evaluated the relationship between intra-abdominal pressure...
Background Blunt pancreatic ductal injury is an uncommon but potentially morbid injury that can be difficult to diagnose and manage. Computed axial tomography (CAT) scan has historically been unreliable for the detection of ductal injury, but the advent of high-resolution CAT should improve...
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