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Ethical issues of expert witness testimony.
World J Surg
PUBLISHED: 05-24-2014
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Being a surgical expert witness (EW) in professional liability claims implies ethical responsibilities, which are usually unknown to the parties who try to obtain such testimony as well as to the surgeons involved in providing the expert opinion required by the courts. Giving medical testimony can be included in the field of surgery since (1) being an expert medical witness and judge the performance of another surgeon means that the witness must have a medical license and preferably be board-certified as a surgeon, and (2) the EW opinion sets the standard of care to be applied in each particular case. Thus, the role of the surgeon EW in the legal arena must have the same degree of integrity as the surgeon in his practice with direct patient care and it should be reviewed and subject to regulation.
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The extent of surgical patients' understanding.
World J Surg
PUBLISHED: 04-12-2014
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The notion that consent to surgery must be informed implies not only that information should be provided by the surgeon but also that the information should be understood by the patient in order to give a foundation to his or her decision to accept or refuse treatment and thus, achieve autonomy for the patient. Nonetheless, this seems to be an idyllic situation, since most patients do not fully understand the facts offered and thus the process of surgical informed consent, as well as the patient's autonomy, may be jeopardized. Informed consent does not always mean rational consent.
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Technical aspects of cholecystectomy.
Surg. Clin. North Am.
PUBLISHED: 04-01-2014
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The gold standard for the surgical treatment of symptomatic cholelithiasis is conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). Although it has been associated with a slightly higher incidence of bile duct injury (BDI) in comparison with open cholecystectomy (OC), LC is considered a very safe operation. Prevention of BDI should be routinely performed in every LC. Recent trends include the performance of cholecystectomy through a single incision and NOTES (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery). However, lack of evidence of clinical advantages prevents their widespread adoption, and more data are needed to assess whether their use is warranted.
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The cystohepatic septum: anatomical findings and surgical considerations.
J. Gastrointest. Surg.
PUBLISHED: 02-17-2014
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The cystohepatic septum (CHS) is located at the interface between the cystic duct and the common hepatic duct. Although its presence may have clinical and surgical implications, the CHS has never been morphologically studied.
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Ethical debate: the ethics of not performing extended lymphadenectomy in patients with gastrointestinal cancer.
World J Surg
PUBLISHED: 04-30-2013
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The ethical debate about performing-or not-extended lymphadenectomy in patients with a gastrointestinal malignancy is approached in this work. It offers a thorough overview of the ethical principles. Problem-solving tools are provided to assist in framing the issues and resolving the conflicts.
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Broad clinical utilization of NOTES: is it safe?
Surg Endosc
PUBLISHED: 03-12-2013
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Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) has been the focus of several studies as a less invasive alternative to conventional laparoscopy to access and treat intracavitary organs. For the last 5 years, much has been accomplished with animal studies, yet the clinical utilization of this novel technique is still modest. After 2 years of experience in the laboratory, we started our clinical experience. We report our experience with clinical utilization of NOTES procedures from 2007 to 2010.
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Clinical experience with a multifunctional, flexible surgery system for endolumenal, single-port, and NOTES procedures.
Surg Endosc
PUBLISHED: 01-20-2010
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Single-port and incisionless surgical approaches hold the promise of fewer complications, reduced pain, faster recovery, and improved cosmesis compared with traditional open or laparoscopic approaches. The ability to select an access approach (i.e., endolumenal, single-port, transvaginal, or transgastric) with one platform may be important to optimization of individual patient results. The authors report their results using these four separate surgical approaches tailored to three different therapeutic procedures, all with the use of a single flexible platform, the Incisionless Operating Platform (IOP).
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Natural orifice surgery: initial clinical experience.
Surg Endosc
PUBLISHED: 02-11-2009
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Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) has moved quickly from preclinical investigation to clinical implementation. However, several major technical problems limit clinical NOTES including safe access, retraction and dissection of the gallbladder, and clipping of key structures. This study aimed to identify challenges and develop solutions for NOTES during the initial clinical experience.
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What is Visualize?

JoVE Visualize is a tool created to match the last 5 years of PubMed publications to methods in JoVE's video library.

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We use abstracts found on PubMed and match them to JoVE videos to create a list of 10 to 30 related methods videos.

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In developing our video relationships, we compare around 5 million PubMed articles to our library of over 4,500 methods videos. In some cases the language used in the PubMed abstracts makes matching that content to a JoVE video difficult. In other cases, there happens not to be any content in our video library that is relevant to the topic of a given abstract. In these cases, our algorithms are trying their best to display videos with relevant content, which can sometimes result in matched videos with only a slight relation.