21 June 2018Open Skills vs. Formal Validation. Present and Future of MOOC’S
Rodrigo Menchaca, CEO of AIS Channel, explains the mission of AIS Channel in providing high-quality education, how technology has changed the way in which education is delivered, and gives clues as to the future of education.
19 June 2018Parastomal Hernia: I have some comments…
In this lecture, Dr. Neil Smart focuses on parastomal hernias and the role of prophylactic meshes. He also examines how to design good studies such as the CIPHER trial, and discusses which should be the appropriate outcomes.
14 June 2018Incidence of trocar and assistance incision hernia
Incisional hernias after laparoscopy with laparotomy assistance are as frequent as hernias after open surgery in some published data. Dr. Pereira shows data from his team and talks about incisional hernia prevention.
12 June 2018Locally advanced cancer investigation & Planning surgery
During the Frontiers in Intestinal & Colorectal Disease 2017, Mr. Jenkins discussed the approach to locally advanced cancer, focusing the assessment by a multidisciplinary tumor board, through pre-operative surgical planning for a R0 and perioperative support net.
7 June 2018Telementoring: The future of surgical training
Today, experts estimate that all human medical knowledge doubles every 18 months. The pace of progress in surgical innovation is so fast that some surgeons have expressed serious concern about patient safety as technology diffuses throughout keeping hospital organization up with surgical innovation is imperative for growth, but surgical programs can be slow to adopt because new technology may result in poor patient outcomes early in the adoption cycle. Because of these fears, the idea of telementoring is born, so that one surgeon can guide another in the distance, using telecommunications, through audio and video telestration. This valuable tool can help your surgeons and clinical teams feel comfortable adopting the latest procedures.
5 June 2018Classification of lymphadenectomies in gastric cancer
The number of involved lymph nodes is one of the most important prognostic factors in gastric cancer. The extent of lymph node dissection during gastrectomy is controversial. In this video, we review the different types of lymph node dissection for gastric cancer and the current recommendations about lymphadenectomy.
31 May 2018Closing Midline Incisions
Based on the current literature, Dr Leif Israelsson provides an update on the importance of the suture length to wound length ratio and the size of the stitch when closing an abdominal incision.
29 May 20185 things you should know about Hemorrhagic Shock
Hemorrhagic shock is a clinical condition caused by massive blood loss that can lead to multiorganic failure. It can be seen in many settings but the most common cause is trauma. Despite advances in medical and surgical treatment it causes nearly 2 million deaths worldwide per year and it is a dynamic field of research.
24 May 2018Laparoscopic D2 plus Sub-total gastrectomy for gastric cancer
The cornerstone of curative treatment for gastric cancer patients is surgical resection with an en-bloc lymphadenectomy. Open gastrectomy has long been the preferred surgical approach worldwide, although it is associated with considerable morbidity. Several meta-analyses have shown an advantage of laparoscopic gastrectomy over open procedures, in terms of short-term outcomes, with similar oncologic outcomes. This video aims to illustrate the key steps of the mini-invasive surgery approach to gastric cancer with a D2 lymphadenectomy.
22 May 2018Midline Laparotomy Update
In this lecture, An Jairam gives an update on the closure of the midline laparotomy, providing an interesting review of whether mesh reinforcement should be used and what kind of meshes should be used, based on the results of the latest studies.