SAGES 2008

Surgical Spring Week
April 9-12, 2008
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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SAGES 2008 Abstracts and Posters

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Deconstructing Operative Flow – a Focus on Anticipatory Movements

Introduction: Efficient instrument movement is a vital part of a well-coordinated operating environment, and is a reflection of optimized ergonomic and human factor issues. In order to make assessments of these movements, objective, reproducible metrics are needed. In this study, instrument flow analysis is utilized to characterize anticipatory movements of the operative team.Methods: Five laparoscopic… Continue Reading »

Inflammatory Response to NOTES Transgastric Surgery

Study Aim: The risk of gastric spillage during transgastric surgery is a concerning potential complication of NOTES procedures. The aim of this study is to determine the risk of sepsis from gastric spillage in a rat survival model by measuring local and systemic inflammatory markers, adhesive disease, and clinical outcomes.Methods: Under IACUC approval, mini-laparotomy with… Continue Reading »

Telesimulation: A Novel Method of Teaching Fls in Africa

Objective: Telesimulation (TS) is a novel concept that uses the internet to link simulators between an instructor and trainee in different locations.The objective of this study was to determine if TS could be used to teach FLS from Canada to Botswana, Africa. Methods: Pre-test FLS scores were obtained for each surgeon during a first visit… Continue Reading »

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