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- 1Akhrorov, Murodbek
- 1Anderson, Fraser
- 1Byrns, Simon C
- 1Eamer, Gilgamesh J
- 1Fisher, Stacey L
- 1Lees, Mackenzie
- 5Department of Surgery
- 2Department of Computing Science
- 2Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
- 2School of Public Health
- 1Department of English and Film Studies
- 1Department of Medicine
It is essential for surgeons to have their skill evaluated prior to entering the oper- ating room. Most evaluation methods currently in use are subjective, relying on human judgment to assess trainees. Recently, sensors have been used to track the positions of instruments and the forces applied...
Postoperative intra-abdominal adhesions are a significant clinical problem. This project addresses the potential novel role for a sirolimus-eluting hydrogel in the setting of postoperative adhesions caused by polypropylene hernia repair mesh. We review recent literature on adhesion...
This dissertation examines the ways in which the living body dissolves or disintegrates in early modern literature. I juxtapose surgical narratives with dramatic and literary texts in order to better understand the cultural significance of living bodies suffering afflictions that cause them to...
Environmental Exposures, Gut Microbiota, and Urinary Metabolomic Fingerprint of Crohn’s Disease Patients Who Have Undergone Ileo-colonic ResectionDownload
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an idiopathic disease that causes intestinal inflammation and lesions. Canada has one of the highest rates of IBD in the world. One of the major types of IBD is Crohn’s Disease (CD) and a large portion of CD patients will undergo surgical resection in the...
Background: Breast conserving surgery (BCS) followed by radiation is the preferred treatment option for early stage breast cancer because it is less invasive than the alternative treatment, mastectomy, and provides a better cosmetic outcome and a superior quality of life. Positive surgical...
Design and Validation of a Practical Simulator for the Development of Basic Nasal Endoscopy Skills in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck SurgeryDownload
Diagnostic nasal endoscopy is the standard procedure used by Otolaryngology – Head and Neck (OHNS) surgeons in detecting and treating conditions of the nose and sinuses. Due to a reduction in time resources towards surgical residency programs, OHNS residents have less access to hands-on patient...
Introduction: Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) is a prevalent musculoskeletal condition affecting 8-11% of the United States general population. LSS is the most common reason requiring lumbar spine surgery in adults older than 65 years, with an adjusted rate of 135.5 low back surgeries per 100,000...
Objective assessment of technical skill remains a challenging task. Paper based evaluations completed by expert assessors have been criticized for not accurately or consistently describing a surgeons’ technical proficiency due to inter-observer variability and subjective bias. In the laparoscopic...
EASE-BE-FIT: Elder-Friendly Approaches to the Surgical Environment Bedside Reconditioning for Functional Improvements An Innovative Reconditioning Program for Elderly Emergency Abdominal Surgery PatientsDownload
Introduction: Elderly individuals who are hospitalized due to emergency abdominal surgery spend on average over 80% of their recovery time in bed, resulting in early and rapid muscle loss. As these elderly individuals have a lower physiological reserve, the impact of muscle wasting on function...
Systematic Reviews of Surgical Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and Assessment of Drivers of Cost in Elderly Emergency Surgery PatientsDownload
Aging populations are increasing the demand for surgical intervention in those over 65 years of age. Older patients experience higher morbidity and mortality. Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is a multi-faceted approach to in-patient care that addresses medical, functional and...