Peer-Reviewed Abstracts

Facilitating the Safe Diffusion of Surgical Innovations

Annals of Surgery

This article highlights novel strategies that may assist surgeons and hospitals in addressing the challenges associated with incorporating emerging procedures and technology with safe patient care. Peer coaching by experienced surgeons has been proposed to assist with safe surgical skill acquisition in practice. Hospital credentialing committees may better utilize expert surgeons as proctors for less-experienced surgeons who apply for privileges to perform new procedures. Furthermore, opportunities exist in leveraging industry's financial incentives with surgeons’ drive for clinical advancements. The strategies described in this article offer ways to ensure procedural competency to benefit and protect patients when surgical innovations enter practice.

Pradarelli, Jason C. MD, MS*,†; Havens, Joaquim M. MD*,†; Smink, Douglas S. MD, MPH*,†

Annals of Surgery: April 2019 - Volume 269 - Issue 4 - p 610–611

American Urological Association National Meeting

Ghani KR, Comstock B, Miller DC, Dunn RL, Kim T, Linsell S, Lane BR, Sarle R, Lendvay T, Montie J, Peabody JO, The Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative. Skill Assessment of Surgeons Performing Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: Relationship Between Crowdsourced Review. American Urological Association National Meeting.  Boston MA USA May 2017. [BEST ABSTRACT - PLENARY]

Canadian Urological Association Meeting

McDougall E, Kowalewski T, Sweet R, Menhadji A, Averch T, Box G, Brand T, Ferrandino M, Kaouk J, Knudsen B, Landman J, Lee B, Schwartz B, Comstock B, Schaffhausen C, Lendvay T. Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills for Validation of Basic Laparoscopic Urologic Skills (BLUS) Tasks. Canadian Urological Association Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 25th-28th, 2016. [Moderated Poster]

World Congress of Endourology

Powers M, Lendvay T, Boonjindasup A, Pinsky M, Maddox M, Warren J, Su Li-Ming, Gettman M, Sundaram C, Lee BR. Crowd-sourcing assessment of surgeon dissection of renal artery and vein during robotic partial nephrectomy: A novel approach for quantitative assessment of surgical performance. World Congress of Endourology, London, England, October, 2015. [Abstract]

European Association of Urology

Ghani KR, Miller DC, Lane B, Sarle R, Brachulis A, Linsell S, Kim TK, Montie J, Comstock B, Lendvay T, Peabody JO.  Video-based independent peer review of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy in a statewide quality improvement collaborative. European Association of Urology, Madrid, Spain, March, 2015. Abstract ID #AM15-2482 Video review abstract [Poster]