Ibrahim Albabtain1, Roaa Alsuhaibani2, Sami Almalki2, Hassan Arishi1, Hatim Alsulaim1. 1KAMC, 2KSAUHSBackground: Hospitals usually reduce staffing levels over weekend. This raises the question of whether patients discharged over a weekend may be inadequately prepared and possibly at higher risk for adverse events post-discharge. The aim of this study was to assess the outcomes of common… Continue Reading
Atul Kumar1, Kai-Che Liu1, Benjamin Niay2, Shih-Wei Huang1, Yen-Yu Wang3, Yi-Chun Lee4. 1Show Chwan Memorial Hospital, Changhua, 2Télécom Physique Strasbourg, France, 3National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, 4Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital, ChanghuaObjective: Augmented reality (AR) has been recently applied in endoscopic surgery [1, 2]. In AR a virtual object is superimposed on a real… Continue Reading
Wasted Money and Inefficient? An Analysis of Operating Room Case Costs and Efficiency at a Tertiary Military Medical Center.
Daniel W Bailey, MD, McCartt Jason, MD, Byron Faler, MD, James Frizzi, MD, Pamela L Burgess, MD, Bradley C Bandera, MD. Eisenhower Army Medical CenterObjectives: With healthcare costs rising hospitals look to cut costs and eliminate inefficiencies in multiple areas of care. Operating room (OR) costs represent approximately 30-50% of total hospital expenses. The authors… Continue Reading
Waiting three minutes after application of alcohol-based skin preparation does not reduce operating room fires.
Peter M Einersen, MD1, Jason M Samuels, MD1, Krzysztof J Wikiel, MD2, Heather Carmichael, MD1, Douglas M Overbey, MD1, John T Moore, MD2, Carlton C Barnett, MD1, Thomas N Robinson, MD, MS2, Teresa S Jones, MD, MS2, Edward L Jones, MD, MS2. 1University of Colorado - Denver, 2VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare SystemIntroduction: Operating room fires… Continue Reading
Yuanyuan Feng1, Hannah McGowan1, Azin Semsar1, Hamid R Zahiri2, Ivan M George2, Timothy Turner2, Adrian Park2, Andrea Kleinsmith1, Helena M Mentis1. 1University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2Anne Arundel Medical CenterObjective of the Technology: Gaze pattern is demonstrated to be an indicator for a surgeon's competency in laparoscopic surgery. Eye-tracking studies have showed that experienced surgeons concentrate their… Continue Reading
Virtual Electrosurgery Skills Trainer (VEST TM ) Bipolar Energy Module May be Used with FUSE Curriculum to Improve Safety in Using Bipolar Devices
Ganesh Sankaranarayanan, PhD1, Carlos Lopez, PhD2, Nicholas Milef2, Rehma Shabbir, MBBS1, Coleman Odlozil1, Darius Sherman1, Jaisa Olasky, MD3, Katerina Wells, MD1, Sanket Chauhan, MD1, James Fleshman, MD1, Suvranu De, ScD2, Daniel B Jones, MD4. 1Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, 2Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 3Mt Auburn Hospital, 4Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CcenterINTRODUCTION: Bipolar energy can cause… Continue Reading
Mohamed Salah, MD. Faculty Of Medicine Benisuef UniversityIntroduction: Videoscopic neck surgery is developing despite the fact that only potential spaces exist in the neck. Gagner first described the endoscopic subtotal parathyroidectomy with constant CO2 gas insufflations for hyperparathyroidism in 1996. The cervical approach utilizes small incisions in the neck thus making it cosmetically unacceptable and… Continue Reading
Videolaparoscopic treatment for Wilkie syndrome developed 10 years after a Heller-Dor procedure for achalasia.
Felipe C Victer, MD, FACS, Pedro Henrique Salgado Rodrigues, MD, Andre M Silva, MD. Hospital Federal do Andaraímale 45 years old suffering from achalasia were submiited a heller dor procedure 10 years agor. Despite the fact of better life outcome, he begins to suffer difficulties to swallon in the last yera. During investigation it was… Continue Reading
Chaya Shwaartz, MD, Lyn Gilad, Mustapha Siddiq, Yuri Goldes, MD. Sheba Medical Center, IsraelThis is a video presentation of a 20-year-old male that developed superior mesenteric artery syndrome and was managed laparoscopically. This is a 20-year-old male, with no past medical or surgical history. The patient had major trauma with multiple limbs fractures, chest and… Continue Reading
Chaya Shwaartz, Nadav Zilka, MD, Lyn Gilad, MD, Yuri Goldes, MD. Sheba Medical Center, IsraelThis is a video presentation on laparoscopic D2 total gastrectomy for gastric cancer. A 62-year-old male, presented to the office following an upper endoscopy revealing gastric carcinoma. Imaging showed no metastatic disease. The patient was taken to the operating room for… Continue Reading
Prof Subhash Khanna. Swagat Super Speciality Surgical InstituteTreatment of complex anal fistula has always been a nightmare for surgeonsby conventional means. Even the lowest and simple looking fistula at times comes out to be a complex one with high incidence of recurrence above 20 %. Most of the availability diagnostic including MRI is nit conclusive… Continue Reading
Shubham Gupta, MS, Gagandeep Talwar, Jasmine Agarwal, Ajay Bhandarwar, MS, Amol Wagh, MS, Saurabh Gandhi, MS. Grant Government Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, IndiaIntroduction: Hydatidosis is a zoonotic disease caused by Echinococcus granulosus. It is endemic in the Mediterranean, South America and middle east. It is a systemic disease wherein lungs are… Continue Reading
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Pulmonary Wedge Resection in a Patient with Hemopytsis and Intralobar Sequestration: A Case Report
Mary K Lindemuth, MD, Subrato J Deb, MD. The University of Oklahoma Health Science CenterCase Report: A 19-year-old male with history of Noonan’s syndrome, bronchitis, and asthma presented with acute hemoptysis. While chest x-ray was unremarkable, a computed tomography angiogram of his chest was significant for intralobar pulmonary sequestration in the right lower lobe. The… Continue Reading
Simone Arolfo, Marco Ettore Allaix, Alberto Arezzo, Mario Morino. University of TorinoAbdomino-perineal resection (APR) is the standard of care for very low rectal tumors. It is a huge operation, especially in fat men with narrow pelvis. Furthermore, morbidity of perineal wounds is very high, especially after chemoradiation therapy. Transperineal minimally invasive approach in APR was… Continue Reading
Vasopressin Administration During Fluid Resuscitation Alters Expression of Epigenetic Enzymes of Renal Artery in a Pig Model of Hemorrhagic Shock
Jillian M Piaggione, MD1, Lee-Ann M Murata, MSc2, Catherine F Uyehara, PhD2, Dao H Ho, PhD2. 1Department of General Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center, 2Department of Clinical Investigation, Tripler Army Medical CenterObjectives. Trauma accounts for ~50% of combat-related deaths. Rapid blood loss from trauma can lead to hemorrhagic shock resulting in organ damage. Renal function… Continue Reading