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The legacy of Sir Henry Souttar: pioneer of the first mitral valvulotomy.

Curr Surg 2006 Nov-Dec;63(6):476-81

Department of Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York 10032, USA.

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February 2007
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General surgery resident applicants perception of program coordinators.

Curr Surg 2006 Nov-Dec;63(6):473-5

General Surgery Residency, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14215, USA.

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February 2007
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Solid-pseudopapillary tumors of the pancreas: case report and literature review.

Curr Surg 2006 Nov-Dec;63(6):469-72

Department of Surgery, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA.

Solid pseudopapillary tumors (SPT) of the pancreas are rare neoplasms of low malignant potential that mostly affect young women. These tumors are of unclear pathogenesis, are slow growing, and can become considerably large before causing symptoms. Complete resection is curative in most cases. Read More

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February 2007
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When should we order a CT scan and when should we rely on the results to diagnose an acute appendicitis?

Curr Surg 2006 Nov-Dec;63(6):464-8

Division of Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia 30912, USA.

Objective: The objective of this study was to retrospectively analyze the last 100 consecutive emergency appendectomies performed in the authors' institution, which is a community-based teaching hospital, and look at the accuracy of the CT scan in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis.

Design: Retrospective clinical study.

Setting: A 600-bed community-based teaching hospital. Read More

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February 2007
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Electrosurgery.

Curr Surg 2006 Nov-Dec;63(6):458-63

Section of Surgical Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA.

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February 2007
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Work hours restrictions as an ethical dilemma for residents: a descriptive survey of violation types and frequency.

Curr Surg 2006 Nov-Dec;63(6):448-55

Department of General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232-2730, USA.

Background: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) implemented requirements regarding allowable duty hours for resident training in the United States in July 2003. In a previous pilot study at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a significant number of residents reported violation of requirements. In addition, almost half of those individuals admitted under-reporting their hours worked. Read More

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February 2007
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The Surgical Learning and Instructional Portfolio (SLIP) as a self-assessment educational tool demonstrating practice-based learning.

Curr Surg 2006 Nov-Dec;63(6):444-7

Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226, USA.

Purpose: Time constraints on the teaching and evaluation of residents continue to alter the way in which medical knowledge must be imparted and assessed. Lifelong learning is a component of the practice-based learning competency. A portfolio is one way to assess practice-based learning, but its use is unfamiliar to most surgical programs. Read More

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February 2007
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The electronic journal club: an asynchronous problem-based learning technique within work-hour constraints.

Curr Surg 2006 Nov-Dec;63(6):441-3

Department of Surgery, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903-0019, USA.

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February 2007
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The 80-hour resident workweek does not adversely affect patient outcomes or resident education.

Curr Surg 2006 Nov-Dec;63(6):435-9; discussion 440

Department of Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90509, USA.

Purpose: To determine whether the 80-hour resident workweek adversely affects patient outcomes or resident education.

Methods: To assess patient outcomes, the authors reviewed trauma patient morbidity and mortality at the second busiest level I trauma center in Los Angeles County before (July 1998-June 2003, Period 1) and after (July 2003-June 2005, Period 2) implementation of the duty hour limitation via a retrospective review of a prospective database. All patients were operated and managed by residents under faculty supervision. Read More

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February 2007
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Stimulating resident research in a general surgery residency community program.

Curr Surg 2006 Nov-Dec;63(6):426-34

Department of Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220, USA.

Objective: Resident research teams were established at this community hospital in the 1997 academic year. Research productivity, including publications and presentations in the years before establishing research teams and the 8 years subsequent to establishment of research teams with faculty mentors, was reviewed.

Methods: Each team is supported by a research specialist who provides assistance with project design, data evaluation, statistical analysis, manuscript editing, and preparation of research presentations. Read More

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February 2007
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Patterns and predictions of resident misbehavior--a 10-year retrospective look.

Curr Surg 2006 Nov-Dec;63(6):418-25

Surgery Education, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Background: Surgical educators are charged with ensuring that their trainees conduct themselves in a professional manner. The authors retrospectively reviewed a 10-year experience of incident reports on surgical housestaff to determine patterns and predictors of behavior.

Methods: A retrospective review of all letters, e-mails, and incident reports was conducted for general surgery residents from 1995 to 2005. Read More

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February 2007
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A PGY1 curriculum--meeting a need for changing times.

Curr Surg 2006 Nov-Dec;63(6):410-7

Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226, USA.

A systematic process is described that produced a PGY1 curriculum for the surgical residents at Medical College of Wisconsin. The process involved faculty and residents. Topics were selected based on the six general competencies. Read More

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February 2007
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Missed opportunities: a descriptive assessment of teaching and attitudes regarding communication skills in a surgical residency.

Curr Surg 2006 Nov-Dec;63(6):401-9

Department of General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232-2577, USA.

Background: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires that "residents must be able to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, their patients' families, and professional associates." The authors sought to assess current methods of teaching and attitudes regarding communication skills in their surgical residency.

Methods: After obtaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) exemption, voluntary anonymous surveys were completed by a sample of convenience at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center: surgical residents at Grand Rounds and attending surgeons in a faculty meeting. Read More

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February 2007
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Medical student entry into general surgery increases with early exposure to surgery and to surgeons.

Curr Surg 2006 Nov-Dec;63(6):397-400

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, New York 10032, USA.

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February 2007
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Is it appropriate to use core clerkship grades in the selection of residents?

Curr Surg 2006 Nov-Dec;63(6):391-6

Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA.

Objective: This study challenges the appropriateness of using core clerkship grades for resident selection. The authors hypothesize that substantial variability occurred in the system of grading.

Design: In this retrospective cross-sectional study, variability in the grading systems for third-year core clinical clerkships were examined. Read More

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February 2007
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General surgery morning report: a competency-based conference that enhances patient care and resident education.

Curr Surg 2006 Nov-Dec;63(6):385-90

Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA.

Purpose: After adopting a night float system, the residency program at the University of Virginia Health System Department of Surgery initiated a daily morning report (MR). The conference was originated to sign out new admissions and consults from the previous day to the services that would assume care. Although initially oriented toward transfer of patient information, MR is also hypothesized to serve as a competency-based resident education tool. Read More

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February 2007
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Forty years in the saddle: lessons learned as program director in one program for forty years.

Curr Surg 2006 Nov-Dec;63(6):373-84

Department of Surgery, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Oakland, Pontiac, Michigan 48341-2985, USA.

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February 2007
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Does academic intervention impact ABS qualifying examination results?

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Karen R Borman

Curr Surg 2006 Nov-Dec;63(6):367-72

Department of Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi 39216-4505, USA.

Objectives: To assess the impact of a focused academic support program on American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination (ABSITE) scores and Qualifying Examination (QE) outcomes.

Methods: A mandatory intervention program was begun in April 2001 for residents with ABSITE Total Test (TT) percentiles <31. Program elements included: 1) individual faculty mentoring and personal learning plan 2) QE videotape review sessions 3) Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP) 4) monthly rotation evaluations, and 5) quarterly status feedback. Read More

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February 2007
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Delivering value-added results: one program's perspective.

Authors:
Ava E Fulbright

Curr Surg 2006 Sep-Oct;63(5):359-60

Department of Surgical Education, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Florida 32806, USA.

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December 2006
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The challenges of patient advocacy on the wards: reflections from a third-year medical student.

Authors:
Rose Kakoza

Curr Surg 2006 Sep-Oct;63(5):357-8

Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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December 2006
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Preparing for the in-service examination.

Authors:
Paul S Vietzen

Curr Surg 2006 Sep-Oct;63(5):355-6

Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota 55105, USA.

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December 2006
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Preparing for the in-training service examination.

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James A Chambers

Curr Surg 2006 Sep-Oct;63(5):354-5

Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA.

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December 2006
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Spontaneous pneumomediastinum.

Curr Surg 2006 Sep-Oct;63(5):351-3

Department General Surgery, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina 27834, USA.

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December 2006
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Littoral cell angioma: a case report and review.

Curr Surg 2006 Sep-Oct;63(5):345-50

GI/Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas 75390-9156, USA.

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December 2006
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Lipomatous disorder of the peri-trochanteric soft tissue: case report and review.

Curr Surg 2006 Sep-Oct;63(5):338-44

Department of Surgery, York Hospital, York, Pennsylvania 17405, USA.

Disorders of fatty tissue metabolism and body contour are frequently described in the literature. Several different syndromes have been ascribed to recurring characteristics of fatty deposition with similar underlying etiologies. These syndromes can generally be classified into the lipomatoses (abnormal accumulations of fat) and the lipodystrophies (abnormal fat atrophy). Read More

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December 2006
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Bowel perforation from bevacizumab for the treatment of metastatic colon cancer: incidence, etiology, and management.

Curr Surg 2006 Sep-Oct;63(5):334-7

Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Avastin (Bevacizumab) is a recently developed monoclonal antibody against vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor that increases survival in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Bowel perforation is a known risk factor of unknown etiology associated with the use of Avastin. In this report, the incidence, risk factors, typical presentation, and management of patients with this complication is described. Read More

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December 2006
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Adenocarcinoma of the distal pancreas presenting as an intrathoracic mass.

Curr Surg 2006 Sep-Oct;63(5):330-3

Department of Surgery, Scott & White Hospital, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Temple, Texas 76508, USA.

Tumors of the pancreatic head may present with early heralding symptoms such as obstructive jaundice. Pancreatic masses within the body or tail usually have delayed diagnosis secondary to the lack of any early findings, which, in turn, leads to a higher incidence of involvement of adjacent structures, such as the superior mesenteric artery, portal vein, or superior mesenteric vein. Local involvement along with distant metastases or larger tumor size may be contraindications to surgical resection. Read More

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December 2006
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The risk of carotid endarterectomy in patients with chronic renal insufficiency.

Curr Surg 2006 Sep-Oct;63(5):326-9

Department of Surgery, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18105-1556, USA.

Objective: Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) has been associated with less favorable outcome in patients with chronic renal insufficiency (CRI). The authors compared results of CEA in the presence and absence of CRI at their institution over a 5-year period.

Design/setting/participants: This article is a retrospective review of 1351 patients who underwent CEA between 1998 and 2004. Read More

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December 2006
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Intestinal fatty acid binding protein (I-FABP) for the detection of strangulated mechanical small bowel obstruction.

Curr Surg 2006 Sep-Oct;63(5):322-5

Department of Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington 98431, USA.

Objective: Intestinal fatty acid binding protein (I-FABP), a protein released by necrotic enterocytes, is a useful marker for the detection of ischemia from mechanical small bowel obstruction.

Design: Validation cohort.

Setting: Academic medical center. Read More

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December 2006
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Right lower quadrant pain in a young adult male.

Curr Surg 2006 Sep-Oct;63(5):318-21

Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

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December 2006
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Effects of recombinant activated factor VII in traumatic nonsurgical intracranial hemorrhage.

Curr Surg 2006 Sep-Oct;63(5):310-7

U.S. Army of Surgical Research, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Objective: To determine whether treatment with recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) will prevent progression of bleeding in nonsurgical hemorrhagic traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Methods: Chart review from the trauma registry of a level 1 trauma center between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2004 identified 2 patients who received rFVIIa for progressive hemorrhagic TBI. These patients were given a single dose of rFVIIa (120 mcg/kg) after a repeat head computed tomography (CT) scan showed worsening of intracranial bleeding. Read More

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December 2006
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Novel techniques in hernia repair.

Curr Surg 2006 Sep-Oct;63(5):306-9

Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California, USA.

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December 2006
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A new world.

Authors:
John A Weigelt

Curr Surg 2006 Sep-Oct;63(5):303

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December 2006
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The Program Information Form (PIF)--are you ready?

Authors:
Ellie Gray

Curr Surg 2006 Jul-Aug;63(4):300-1

Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA.

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December 2006
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Surgical triune.

Curr Surg 2006 Jul-Aug;63(4):298-9

Department of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

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December 2006
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Perspectives on being a mom and a surgical trainee. Juggling these roles?

Authors:
Rachel Greenup

Curr Surg 2006 Jul-Aug;63(4):297-8

Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 53226, USA.

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December 2006
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Mastering reimbursement: basics of the surgical package.

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Karen R Borman

Curr Surg 2006 Jul-Aug;63(4):294-6

Department of Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, 392216, USA.

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December 2006
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Meckel's diverticulitis: a rare etiology of an acute abdomen during pregnancy.

Curr Surg 2006 Jul-Aug;63(4):290-3

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, 75216, USA.

Perforated Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is a rare complication of pregnancy. Its diagnosis, however, must be considered in all cases of intra-abdominal disease, as its presentation is similar to appendicitis. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment is imperative in these cases due to the high rate of perforation leading to fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality. Read More

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December 2006
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Hepatobiliary cystadenoma: a case report and a review of the literature.

Curr Surg 2006 Jul-Aug;63(4):285-9

Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Orange, 92868, USA.

Background: Hepatic cystic lesions are rare; however, their management and treatment is dependent on early recognition and diagnosis.

Methods: In this report, the authors discuss a 72-year-old woman who presented to their clinic for treatment of a hepatocystadenoma.

Results: The history, physical examination, and diagnostic modalities lead to surgical intervention despite an unclear diagnosis. Read More

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December 2006
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Choledochal cyst cholangiocarcinoma arising from adenoma: case report and a review of the literature.

Curr Surg 2006 Jul-Aug;63(4):281-4

Department of Surgery, Abington Memorial Hospital, PA 19001, USA.

A case of cholangiocarcinoma arising in an unresected choledochal cyst in adulthood is presented. Although typically diagnosed in pediatric population, as many as 20% to 30% of choledochal cysts can be discovered in adulthood. Unresected choledochal cyst is clearly associated with increased risk of cholangiocarcinoma. Read More

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December 2006
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Blunt traumatic pericardial rupture presenting with cardiac herniation.

Curr Surg 2006 Jul-Aug;63(4):275-80

David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA 94535, USA.

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December 2006
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Myths and realities of the 80-hour work week.

Curr Surg 2006 Jul-Aug;63(4):269-74

Department of Surgery, East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC 27858, USA.

Background: Myths are so ingrained into cultural traditions that emotion frequently overshadows a rational evaluation of the facts. The reduction in resident work hours has resulted in the formation of several myths. The purpose of this review is to examine the published data on resident work hours to separate out myth from reality. Read More

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December 2006
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Senior medical student "Boot Camp": can result in increased self-confidence before starting surgery internships.

Curr Surg 2006 Jul-Aug;63(4):264-8

Transplant Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 78229, USA.

Objective: Surgical residents often begin the internship without prerequisite skills necessary for appropriate patient care. The purpose of this study was to develop a surgical internship readiness elective or senior medical student (SMS) "Boot Camp" for fourth-year medical students to prepare them for the rigors of surgery internship.

Design: Sixteen fourth-year medical students completed a series of clinical and didactic sessions over a 4-week elective. Read More

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December 2006
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Relationship between varying Roux limb lengths and weight loss in gastric bypass.

Curr Surg 2006 Jul-Aug;63(4):259-63

General Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX 79920, USA.

Background: The optimal Roux limb length for gastric bypass is unknown. Therefore, the effect of Roux limb length on weight loss and nutritional deficiency after a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure was studied.

Methods: From September 2000 to February 2004, 165 Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgeries were performed at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Read More

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December 2006
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Porcine dermal collagen (Permacol) for abdominal wall reconstruction.

Curr Surg 2006 Jul-Aug;63(4):255-8

Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia, USA.

Objective: A review of Eisenhower Army Medical Center's experience using Permacol (Tissue Science Laboratories, Covington, Georgia) for the repair of abdominal wall defects.

Methods: Retrospective review of medical records of patients undergoing abdominal wall reconstruction with Permacol.

Results: From July 30, 2003 to February 12, 2005, 9 patients underwent repair of complicated fascial defects with Permacol. Read More

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December 2006
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Periampullary carcinoid tumor in a woman with neurofibromatosis.

Curr Surg 2006 Jul-Aug;63(4):252-4

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas and Wilford Hall Medical Center, USA.

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December 2006
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The clinical and laboratory response to recombinant factor VIIA in trauma and surgical patients with acquired coagulopathy.

Curr Surg 2006 Jul-Aug;63(4):246-51

United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA.

Objective: In bleeding patients who are coagulopathic, the clinical response to administration of recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) relates to the changes in prothrombin time (PT).

Design: Retrospective review of all surgical and trauma patients who were coagulopathic and received factor VIIa at the authors' institution over the past 27 months.

Setting: Academic tertiary referral facility and level I trauma center. Read More

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December 2006
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Measurement!

Authors:
John A Weigelt

Curr Surg 2006 Jul-Aug;63(4):243

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December 2006
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24 hours on-call and acute fatigue no longer worsen resident mood under the 80-hour work week regulations.

Curr Surg 2006 May-Jun;63(3):237-41

Duke North Hospital, Durham, North Carolina 27713, USA.

Purpose: Studies in on-call residents have shown that mood is worsened by fatigue as indicated by increased scores on measures of depression, anxiety, confusion, and anger using the Profile of Mood States (POMS). In prior sleep deprivation studies, mood has been shown to be more affected than either cognitive or motor performances. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the 80-hour work week regulations on resident mood in general and in a post-call period (PC). Read More

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August 2006
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Risk scoring in perioperative and surgical intensive care patients: a review.

Curr Surg 2006 May-Jun;63(3):226-36

Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, West Indies.

Purpose: Assessing the risk and predicting the outcome of surgery, trauma, and surgical intensive care is an important aspect of perioperative practice. There have been attempts to devise and validate many scoring systems to predict the prognosis of patients having a similar severity of illness. This article reviews some of the commonly used systems with respect to their development, strengths, and limitations. Read More

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August 2006
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