Take-Home Surgical Simulation Model Allows Senior Trainees to Practice Airway Anastomosis

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the University of Toronto have developed and validated a portable model that helps trainees perfect complex vascular surgery and airway anastomosis techniques. The model is inexpensive and is the first to simulate tracheal anastomosis.

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Factors Identified That Predict Long-term Survival After Cervical Deformity Surgery

Andrew Schoenfeld, MD, MSc, of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and colleagues have completed the first long-term (10-year) survival analysis after adult cervical deformity surgery. They say preoperative BMI, preoperative frailty status, and fusion length affected mortality rates.

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Review: Dural and Extradural Cavernous Venous Malformations

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In a two-part article in the Journal of Neurosurgery, surgeons at Brigham and Women’s Hospital discuss the epidemiology, clinical and radiologic features and surgical management of this group of pathologies. This summary covers part 1, dural and extradural CavVMs.

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SocialBit: A Wearable Sensor to Quantify Social Isolation

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed SocialBit, a smartwatch-based sensor designed to track the number and duration of daily interactions of the person wearing it.

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Subjective, Objective and Patient-rated Outcomes of Adductor Laryngeal Dystonia Treatment Rarely Correlate

A systematic review recommends that any core set of measurement tools for adductor laryngeal dystonia (AdLD) should include three domains: perceptual measures, acoustic measures, and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs).

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Very-Low- and Ultra-Low-Dose Lupron Are Reasonable for Potential Poor Responders to Ovarian Stimulation

Long dosing of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist is often used for individuals experiencing poor response to ovarian stimulation for in vitro fertilization. Brigham researchers report very-low-dose and ultra-low-dose Lupron downregulation led to similar outcomes of other protocols for poor responders.

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U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Survey Registration and Voting Information

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Each year, U.S. News and World Report conducts an annual expert opinion survey ranking the top hospitals in the nation. Board-certified specialists and active Doximity members are eligible to vote in the survey.

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Initial Decline in eGFR With Dapagliflozin Not Concerning in Patients With Heart Failure and LVEF >40%

Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers report an initial decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) on initiation of dapagliflozin was not associated with adverse cardiovascular or kidney outcomes and did not appear to alter the long-term trajectory of eGFR decline.

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New Efficiency Score Advances the Potential for Fully Automated Ureteroscopic Skills Assessment

Building on previous work, Department of Urology researchers have devised a more robust surgeon efficiency score for ureteroscopy, applying computer vision and artificial intelligence. They aim to create a fully automated simulation-based system differentiating novice and expert ureteroscope handling.

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Improving Geriatrics Education in Internal Medicine Residency Programs

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently spoke with faculty who are core clinical teachers about how to better integrate geriatrics education into internal medicine residency programs, as the proportion of U.S. individuals over 65 continues to rise.

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