Rajesh Aggarwal

Summary

Affiliation: Imperial College
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Mental training in surgical education: a randomized controlled trial
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Ann Surg 245:1002. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint New technologies for the surgical curriculum
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, United Kingdom
    World J Surg 32:213-6. 2008
  3. pmc The simulated operating theatre: comprehensive training for surgical teams
    R Aggarwal
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:i27-32. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Innovation in surgical education--a driver for change
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, England, UK
    Surgeon 9:S30-1. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Training junior operative residents in laparoscopic suturing skills is feasible and efficacious
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College London, UK
    Surgery 139:729-34. 2006
  6. pmc An evidence-based virtual reality training program for novice laparoscopic surgeons
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College, London, UK
    Ann Surg 244:310-4. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality simulation training can improve technical skills during laparoscopic salpingectomy for ectopic pregnancy
    R Aggarwal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    BJOG 113:1382-7. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Training opportunities and the role of virtual reality simulation in acquisition of basic laparoscopic skills
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Surg Res 145:80-6. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Training and simulation for patient safety
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Division of Surgery, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:i34-43. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Skills acquisition for laparoscopic gastric bypass in the training laboratory: an innovative approach
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Obes Surg 17:19-27. 2007

Detail Information

Publications94

  1. pmc Mental training in surgical education: a randomized controlled trial
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Ann Surg 245:1002. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint New technologies for the surgical curriculum
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, United Kingdom
    World J Surg 32:213-6. 2008
    ..It is hoped that some of these tools will enhance the training of future surgeons in order to continue to provide a high-quality service to our patients...
  3. pmc The simulated operating theatre: comprehensive training for surgical teams
    R Aggarwal
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:i27-32. 2004
    ..The effect of external influences such as distractions, new technology, or a crisis scenario can also be defined, with the ultimate aim of reducing the number of adverse events arising in the real operating room...
  4. doi request reprint Innovation in surgical education--a driver for change
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, England, UK
    Surgeon 9:S30-1. 2011
    ..Drivers for change range from the introduction of new technologies such as primary angioplasty and robotic surgery, to restriction in work hours of trainee doctors...
  5. ncbi request reprint Training junior operative residents in laparoscopic suturing skills is feasible and efficacious
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College London, UK
    Surgery 139:729-34. 2006
    ..This study evaluates the role of laparoscopic suturing courses in the modern operative training curriculum...
  6. pmc An evidence-based virtual reality training program for novice laparoscopic surgeons
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College, London, UK
    Ann Surg 244:310-4. 2006
    ..To develop an evidence-based virtual reality laparoscopic training curriculum for novice laparoscopic surgeons to achieve a proficient level of skill prior to participating in live cases...
  7. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality simulation training can improve technical skills during laparoscopic salpingectomy for ectopic pregnancy
    R Aggarwal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    BJOG 113:1382-7. 2006
    ..To assess the first commercially available virtual reality (VR) simulator to incorporate procedural modules for training of inexperienced gynaecological surgeons to perform laparoscopic salpingectomy for ectopic pregnancy...
  8. ncbi request reprint Training opportunities and the role of virtual reality simulation in acquisition of basic laparoscopic skills
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Surg Res 145:80-6. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the perceptions of senior and junior surgeons to virtual reality simulation within the context of current training opportunities for basic laparoscopic procedures...
  9. ncbi request reprint Training and simulation for patient safety
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Division of Surgery, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:i34-43. 2010
    ..Procedure-based skills, communication, leadership and team working can be learnt, be measured and have the potential to be used as a mode of certification to become an independent practitioner...
  10. ncbi request reprint Skills acquisition for laparoscopic gastric bypass in the training laboratory: an innovative approach
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Obes Surg 17:19-27. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was three-fold: to develop a task-based approach to training in LRYGBP, define a tool for objective technical skills assessments, and objectively determine the efficacy of this approach...
  11. doi request reprint Development of a virtual reality training curriculum for laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    R Aggarwal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, St Mary s Campus, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Building, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK
    Br J Surg 96:1086-93. 2009
    ..Training within a proficiency-based virtual reality (VR) curriculum may reduce errors during real surgical procedures. This study used a scientific methodology for development of a VR training curriculum for laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
  12. pmc An evaluation of the feasibility, validity, and reliability of laparoscopic skills assessment in the operating room
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London, UK
    Ann Surg 245:992-9. 2007
    ..To assess the use of a synchronized video-based motion tracking device for objective, instant, and automated assessment of laparoscopic skill in the operating room...
  13. doi request reprint Effect of caffeine and taurine on simulated laparoscopy performed following sleep deprivation
    R Aggarwal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Br J Surg 98:1666-72. 2011
    ..Pharmacological stimulants may counter this consequence of long working hours. This study aimed to investigate whether commonly available stimulants can counter the effects of fatigue on technical and neurocognitive skill...
  14. ncbi request reprint A competency-based virtual reality training curriculum for the acquisition of laparoscopic psychomotor skill
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College, Imperial College, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK
    Am J Surg 191:128-33. 2006
    ..This study aims to establish and validate a structured VR curriculum to provide an evidence-based approach for laparoscopic training programmes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality simulation training can improve inexperienced surgeons' endovascular skills
    R Aggarwal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 31:588-93. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate virtual reality (VR) simulation for endovascular training of surgeons inexperienced in this technique...
  16. ncbi request reprint Proving the effectiveness of virtual reality simulation for training in laparoscopic surgery
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 246:771-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to compare learning curves for laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) after training on a proficiency based virtual reality (VR) curriculum with that of a traditionally trained group...
  17. ncbi request reprint Medical student participation in surface anatomy classes
    R Aggarwal
    Division of Anatomy Cell and Human Biology, Guy s, King s and St Thomas s School of Biomedical Sciences, Hodgkin Building, Guy s Campus, London, United Kingdom
    Clin Anat 19:627-31. 2006
    ..Computer models, lectures, and videos are complementary but cannot be a substitute for peer group models, artists' models being the only alternative...
  18. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic skills training and assessment
    R Aggarwal
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College, London, UK
    Br J Surg 91:1549-58. 2004
    ..This article reviews the tools currently available for training and assessment in laparoscopic surgery...
  19. doi request reprint Symposium on surgical simulation for training and certification
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, United Kingdom
    World J Surg 32:139-40. 2008
  20. doi request reprint Simulation to enhance patient safety: why aren't we there yet?
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College Healthcare, Imperial College, London, England
    Chest 140:854-8. 2011
    ..Bringing these groups together, while a challenge, can lead to high-level outputs in medical care, which will benefit all...
  21. doi request reprint Skills training after night shift work enables acquisition of endovascular technical skills on a virtual reality simulator
    Peter A Naughton
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom
    J Vasc Surg 53:858-66. 2011
    ..This study assessed whether residents working successive nights could acquire endovascular skills similar to colleagues working day shifts...
  22. ncbi request reprint Visuospatial and psychomotor aptitude predicts endovascular performance of inexperienced individuals on a virtual reality simulator
    Isabelle Van Herzeele
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom
    J Vasc Surg 51:1035-42. 2010
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  23. doi request reprint Mental practice: effective stress management training for novice surgeons
    Sonal Arora
    Division of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK
    J Am Coll Surg 212:225-33. 2011
    ..Mental practice (MP) is a strategy used in other high-performance industries to alleviate anxiety. This study investigated if MP reduces stress in novice surgeons...
  24. ncbi request reprint Synchronized video and motion analysis for the assessment of procedures in the operating theater
    Aristotelis Dosis
    Surgical Computing and Imaging Research Group, Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor Queen Mother Wing, St Mary s Hospital, London W2 1NY, United Kingdom
    Arch Surg 140:293-9. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to synchronize these 2 modalities to produce a comprehensive surgical assessment tool...
  25. doi request reprint Effect of pharmacological enhancement on the cognitive and clinical psychomotor performance of sleep-deprived doctors: a randomized controlled trial
    Colin Sugden
    Division of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 255:222-7. 2012
    ..To investigate the effect of modafinil 200 mg on the performance of a cohort of healthy male doctors after 1 night of supervised sleep deprivation...
  26. doi request reprint Assessment of laparoscopic suturing skills of urology residents: a pan-European study
    Stephanie G C Kroeze
    Department of Urology, St Mary s Campus, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
    Eur Urol 56:865-72. 2009
    ..Previous studies have suggested that simulator-based laparoscopic training can improve performance during real laparoscopic procedures...
  27. doi request reprint Mental practice enhances surgical technical skills: a randomized controlled study
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London, UK
    Ann Surg 253:265-70. 2011
    ..To assess the effects of mental practice on surgical performance...
  28. ncbi request reprint Assessment of psychomotor skills acquisition during laparoscopic cholecystectomy courses
    Julian Hance
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, St Mary s Hospital, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Am J Surg 190:507-11. 2005
    ..The current study aims to objectively assess psychomotor skills acquisition of trainees attending laparoscopic cholecystectomy courses...
  29. ncbi request reprint Development of a knowledge, skills, and attitudes framework for training in laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    Iliana Harrysson
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, QEQM Building, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK Electronic address
    Am J Surg 207:790-6. 2014
    ..A new focus has been placed on high-yield training programs and simulation training has naturally grown to fill this need...
  30. doi request reprint Simulated procedure rehearsal is more effective than a preoperative generic warm-up for endovascular procedures
    Willem I M Willaert
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, St Mary s Hospital, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 255:1184-9. 2012
    ..This study aimed to evaluate whether PsR of a CAS procedure can enhance the operative performance versus a virtual reality (VR) generic CAS warm-up procedure or no preparation at all...
  31. doi request reprint Role of virtual reality simulation in teaching and assessing technical skills in endovascular intervention
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Fl, QEQM Bldg, St Mary s Hospital Campus, Praed St, London, W2 1NY, England
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 21:55-66. 2010
    ..Before inclusion into the curriculum, further work is needed regarding fidelity, validity, reliability, and design of simulators to ensure accurate transfer of acquired endovascular skills from simulator to patient...
  32. doi request reprint Stress impairs psychomotor performance in novice laparoscopic surgeons
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
    Surg Endosc 24:2588-93. 2010
    ..This study aimed to establish a direct empirical link between stress and psychomotor performance of novice surgeons...
  33. doi request reprint The Imperial Stress Assessment Tool (ISAT): a feasible, reliable and valid approach to measuring stress in the operating room
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, 10th Floor QEQM Building, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
    World J Surg 34:1756-63. 2010
    ..This prospective, cross-sectional study describes the feasibility, reliability, and validity of the Imperial Stress Assessment Tool (ISAT) as an approach to measuring stress during surgery...
  34. ncbi request reprint Endovascular skills training and assessment
    Simon K Neequaye
    Regional Vascular Unit, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    J Vasc Surg 46:1055-64. 2007
    ..This article reviews the evidence for alternative tools currently available for endovascular skills training and assessment...
  35. ncbi request reprint A comparison of 2 ex vivo training curricula for advanced laparoscopic skills: a randomized controlled trial
    Neil Orzech
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Surg 255:833-9. 2012
    ..To compare the effectiveness and cost of 2 ex vivo training curricula for laparoscopic suturing...
  36. ncbi request reprint Evaluating training for a simulated team in complex whole procedure simulations in the endovascular suite
    Debra Nestel
    Imperial College, London, UK
    Med Teach 31:e18-23. 2009
    ..Actors as a simulated team are expensive. We hypothesised that medical students and trainees in a vascular unit could authentically portray members of the endovascular suite for carotid stenting...
  37. doi request reprint Development and validation of mental practice as a training strategy for laparoscopic surgery
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, St Mary s Hospital, 10th Floor QEQM Building, London, UK
    Surg Endosc 24:179-87. 2010
    ..This study aimed to develop and validate a MP training strategy for laparoscopic surgery...
  38. doi request reprint Self vs expert assessment of technical and non-technical skills in high fidelity simulation
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, UK
    Am J Surg 202:500-6. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine whether surgeons can accurately self-assess their technical and nontechnical skills compared with expert faculty members' assessments...
  39. ncbi request reprint Toward feasible, valid, and reliable video-based assessments of technical surgical skills in the operating room
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Ann Surg 247:372-9. 2008
    ..To determine the feasibility, validity, inter-rater, and intertest reliability of 4 previously published video-based rating scales, for technical skills assessment on a benchmark laparoscopic procedure...
  40. ncbi request reprint Objective assessment of technical skills in cardiac surgery
    Julian Hance
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 28:157-62. 2005
    ..We have developed an objective bench-top assessment of technical skills at a level commensurate with a junior registrar in cardiac surgery...
  41. doi request reprint Operating room of the future
    Rasiah Bharathan
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, St Mary s Hospital, 1092, 10th Floor, QEQM, South Wharf Road, Paddington, London W2 1NY, UK
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 27:311-22. 2013
    ..The key to bringing about the necessary paradigm shift in the design and delivery of modern surgical care is to appreciate that we now function in an information age, where the integrity of processes is driven by apt data management...
  42. doi request reprint Implementation of an interactive virtual-world simulation for structured surgeon assessment of clinical scenarios
    Vishal Patel
    Division of Surgery, Imperial College, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    J Am Coll Surg 217:270-9. 2013
    ..This study establishes the face, content and construct validity of online 3-dimensional virtual patients in Second Life (a 3-dimensional virtual world accessible via the Internet)...
  43. doi request reprint Improving results for carotid artery stenting by validation of the anatomic scoring system for carotid artery stenting with patient-specific simulated rehearsal
    Willem I M Willaert
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    J Vasc Surg 56:1763-70. 2012
    ..This study aimed to validate the anatomic scoring system for CAS using the patient-specific VR technology...
  44. doi request reprint Short-phase training on a virtual reality simulator improves technical performance in tele-robotic surgery
    Indran Balasundaram
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, UK
    Int J Med Robot 4:139-45. 2008
    ..It is possible that virtual reality (VR) computer simulation maybe used and it is necessary to define whether a simulator is an appropriate tool...
  45. ncbi request reprint Framework for systematic training and assessment of technical skills
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    J Am Coll Surg 204:697-705. 2007
  46. doi request reprint Psychomotor skills and cognitive load training on a virtual reality laparoscopic simulator for tubal surgery is effective
    Rasiah Bharathan
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Road, Paddington, London, United Kingdom
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 169:347-52. 2013
    ..Validation of a virtual reality (VR) simulator for the training and assessment of laparoscopic tubal surgery and mapping of cognitive load...
  47. doi request reprint Development of an evidence-based curriculum for training of ward-based surgical care
    Philip H Pucher
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK Electronic address
    Am J Surg 207:213-7. 2014
    ..Ward-based care of surgical patients is a complex and variable process, centered on the surgical ward round (WR). The authors describe the development of an evidence-based curriculum to improve ward-based care in the form of surgical WRs...
  48. doi request reprint Validation of the simulated ward environment for assessment of ward-based surgical care
    Philip H Pucher
    Division of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Cancer and Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 259:215-21. 2014
    ..To assess the feasibility of developing a simulated ward environment in which to assess the ward-based care of surgical patients by clinicians of varying levels of experience (construct validation)...
  49. ncbi request reprint Defining quality in surgical training: perceptions of the profession
    Pritam Singh
    Division of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, Academic Surgical Unit, 10th Floor QEQM, South Wharf Road, London, W2 1NY, UK Electronic address
    Am J Surg 207:628-36. 2014
    ..To improve surgical training standards, it is necessary to first define the elements of high-quality training and methods for measuring them...
  50. ncbi request reprint Can virtual reality simulation be used for advanced bariatric surgical training?
    Trystan M Lewis
    Department of Cancer and Surgery, St Marys Hospital, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Surgery 151:779-84. 2012
    ..This study aims to assess whether virtual reality (VR) simulation is an effective adjunct for training and assessment of laparoscopic bariatric technical skills...
  51. doi request reprint The adoption of advanced surgical techniques: are surgical masterclasses enough?
    Trystan Lewis
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Am J Surg 204:110-4. 2012
    ..However, there is limited evidence to support that it can help a surgeon adopt a new technique. The aim of this study was to investigate the adoption of surgical techniques after attendance at a surgical master class...
  52. ncbi request reprint The impact of nontechnical skills on technical performance in surgery: a systematic review
    Louise Hull
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Am Coll Surg 214:214-30. 2012
    ..The purpose of this systematic review was to assess the impact of nontechnical skills on technical performance in surgery...
  53. ncbi request reprint Virtual worlds are an innovative tool for medical device training in a simulated environment
    Vishal Patel
    Medical Media Design Laboratory, Division of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK
    Stud Health Technol Inform 173:338-43. 2012
    ..Forty nurses were subsequently recruited to participate within the simulation and assess its feasibility...
  54. ncbi request reprint Operating room introduction for the novice
    Vishal Patel
    Division of Surgery, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Am J Surg 203:266-75. 2012
    ..This study assessed the implementation of a theater induction curriculum through a didactic lecture, an online Second Life operating room, and a simulated operating suite...
  55. doi request reprint Deliberate practice on a virtual reality laparoscopic simulator enhances the quality of surgical technical skills
    Patrice Crochet
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 253:1216-22. 2011
    ..This study evaluates whether the deliberate practice (DP) can be successfully applied to simulated laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for enhancement of the quality of surgical skills...
  56. doi request reprint Laparoscopic parastomal hernia repair: a description of the technique and initial results
    Emmanouil Zacharakis
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Surg Innov 15:85-9. 2008
    ..The success of this approach depends on longer follow-up reports and standardization of the technical elements...
  57. doi request reprint Laparoscopic skills suffer on the first shift of sequential night shifts: program directors beware and residents prepare
    Daniel R Leff
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 247:530-9. 2008
    ..A prospective observational cohort study was conducted to assess the impact of 7 successive night shifts on the technical surgical performance of junior residents...
  58. doi request reprint Development of a training curriculum for microsurgery
    Indran Balasundaram
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 48:598-606. 2010
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic task recognition using Hidden Markov Models
    Aristotelis Dosis
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, St Mary s Hospital, Imperial College, London, UK
    Stud Health Technol Inform 111:115-22. 2005
    ..Based on our previous work combining synchronized video and motion analysis we present preliminary results of a HMM laparoscopic task recognizer which aims to model hand manipulations and to identify and recognize simple surgical tasks...
  60. doi request reprint Experienced endovascular interventionalists objectively improve their skills by attending carotid artery stent training courses
    I Van Herzeele
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, UK Regional Vascular Unit, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 35:541-50. 2008
    ..Carotid artery stenting (CAS) is an advanced endovascular intervention with a steep learning curve. Virtual reality (VR) simulation has been proposed as a means to train and objectively assess technical performance...
  61. doi request reprint Surgical ward round quality and impact on variable patient outcomes
    Philip H Pucher
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, St Mary s Hospital, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom and Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
    Ann Surg 259:222-6. 2014
    ..To investigate the relationship between variability in surgical ward round (WR) quality and clinical outcomes...
  62. doi request reprint Could variations in technical skills acquisition in surgery be explained by differences in cortical plasticity?
    Daniel R Leff
    Royal Society Wolfson Medical Image Computing Laboratory, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 247:540-3. 2008
    ..Evidence from unrelated fields suggests that studying brain function may advance our understanding of disparate technical performance in surgery...
  63. ncbi request reprint Simulation for ward processes of surgical care
    Philip H Pucher
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London, UK W2 1NY
    Am J Surg 206:96-102. 2013
    ..We examine the facilities, equipment, cost, and personnel required for establishing a surgical ward simulator and consider the scenario development, assessment, and feedback tools necessary to integrate it into a surgical curriculum. ..
  64. doi request reprint Unannounced in situ simulations: integrating training and clinical practice
    Susanna T Walker
    Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    BMJ Qual Saf 22:453-8. 2013
    ..For these reasons we feel in situ simulation should be considered by every hospital as part of a patient safety initiative...
  65. doi request reprint The development of a virtual reality training curriculum for colonoscopy
    Colin Sugden
    Division of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Cancer, St Mary s Campus, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
    Ann Surg 256:188-92. 2012
    ..The development of a structured virtual reality (VR) training curriculum for colonoscopy using high-fidelity simulation...
  66. doi request reprint Does previous laparoscopic experience improve ability to perform single-incision laparoscopic surgery?
    Trystan Lewis
    Department of Cancer and Surgery, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Surg Endosc 26:1214-9. 2012
    ..It is not clear whether previous laparoscopic experience influences the ability to perform SSLS. This study aimed to assess the impact of laparoscopic experience on the performance of SSLS...
  67. doi request reprint Patient-specific simulation in carotid artery stenting
    Willem Willaert
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, St Mary s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom
    J Vasc Surg 52:1700-5. 2010
    ..The initial findings are reported, using this novel VR technique as a tool to optimize technical and nontechnical aspects of this complex endovascular procedure...
  68. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality simulation objectively differentiates level of carotid stent experience in experienced interventionalists
    Isabelle Van Herzeele
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
    J Vasc Surg 46:855-63. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to validate assessment parameters of a commercially available VR simulator (VIST, Vascular Interventional Surgical Trainer, Mentice, Gothenburg, Sweden) during a CAS procedure in experienced interventionalists...
  69. doi request reprint Surgical training and certification in the United kingdom
    Andrew J Smith
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital, London, W2 1NY, UK
    World J Surg 33:174-9. 2009
    ..Though continuing to develop, the profession must be mindful of current and future advances to ensure the delivery of surgeons for the future who aspire toward excellence...
  70. ncbi request reprint Assessment and feedback in the skills laboratory and operating room
    Colin Sugden
    Division of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK
    Surg Clin North Am 90:519-33. 2010
    ..Therefore, both have an important role to play and should coexist within a continuous assessment pathway...
  71. doi request reprint Emotional intelligence and stress in medical students performing surgical tasks
    Sonal Arora
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Acad Med 86:1311-7. 2011
    ..This study aimed to explore the relationship between trait emotional intelligence (EI) and objective and subjective measures of stress in medical students faced with unfamiliar surgical tasks...
  72. ncbi request reprint A comparison of skill acquisition and transfer in single incision and multi-port laparoscopic surgery
    Richard M Kwasnicki
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London W2 1NY, United Kingdom
    J Surg Educ 70:172-9. 2013
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint Compression anastomoses revisited
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College, London, UK
    J Am Coll Surg 201:965-71. 2005
  74. ncbi request reprint Patient-specific simulation for endovascular procedures: qualitative evaluation of the development process
    W I M Willaert
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, St Mary s Hospital, Imperial College, London, UK
    Int J Med Robot 6:202-10. 2010
    ..This study evaluates the feasibility of transferring patient-specific CT data into the simulator, creating a 3D reconstruction and performing a rehearsal. The face validity of the model was assessed...
  75. ncbi request reprint Identification of skills common to renal and iliac endovascular procedures performed on a virtual reality simulator
    S K Neequaye
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, London, UK
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 33:525-32. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the nature of skills acquisition on the renal and iliac modules of a commercially-available VR simulator...
  76. ncbi request reprint Robotic prostatectomy: the first UK experience
    E K Mayer
    Imperial Robotic Urological Surgery Group, Department of Urology, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Int J Med Robot 2:321-8. 2006
    ..We describe a teamwork approach to setting up the UK's first clinical programme for robotically assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy...
  77. ncbi request reprint Technical skills examination for general surgical trainees
    V Datta
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, 10th Floor, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Building, St Mary s Hospital, London W2 1NY, UK
    Br J Surg 93:1139-46. 2006
    ..The technical skills of surgical trainees are difficult to assess and compare objectively. This study involved a structured, multistation, technical skills examination that enables the stratification of surgical trainees...
  78. ncbi request reprint Cardiac robotics: a review and St. Mary's experience
    S Deeba
    St Mary s Hospital, Imperial College, London, Norfolk Place, London, UK
    Int J Med Robot 2:16-20. 2006
    ..Henceforth; came the application of robotics in surgery...
  79. ncbi request reprint Skills training in telerobotic surgery
    J Hance
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College, London, UK
    Int J Med Robot 1:7-12. 2005
    ..Only when the standard of practice is firmly established, should the proliferation of robotic practitioners be encouraged thus ensuring patient safety is not compromised...
  80. ncbi request reprint Robot-assisted laparoscopic Heller cardiomyotomy: preliminary UK results
    S Undre
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Dig Surg 21:396-400. 2004
    ..We present our initial experience in robot-assisted laparoscopic Heller cardiomyotomy without addition of an antireflux procedure and discuss the relative merits and disadvantages of the procedure...
  81. doi request reprint Validation of orthopaedic bench models for trauma surgery
    J J H Leong
    St Mary s Hospital, London, England
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 90:958-65. 2008
    ..The availability of valid objective tools of assessment of surgical skills allows further studies into improving methods of training...
  82. pmc The "Resus:Station": the use of clinical simulations in a randomised crossover study to evaluate a novel resuscitation trolley
    Susanna T Walker
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, 10th Floor QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK
    Resuscitation 83:1374-80. 2012
    ..A novel resuscitation trolley (Resus:Station) was designed and evaluated for impact on team efficiency, user opinion, and teamwork, compared with the standard trolley, in simulated cardiac arrest scenarios...
  83. ncbi request reprint Making existing technology safer in healthcare
    Richard C Newton
    Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College, London, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:i15-24. 2010
    ....
  84. doi request reprint Chest wall metastasis from oesophageal adenocarcinoma: a rare presentation
    Petrut Gogalniceanu
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Updates Surg 63:223-6. 2011
    ..We present a case of subcutaneous metastasis from an oesophageal adenocarcinoma, discuss its impact on management and highlight the need for careful physical assessment in clinical practice in order to detect occult secondary deposits...
  85. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of morbid obesity
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, UK
    Br J Hosp Med (Lond) 69:95-100. 2008
    ..Outcomes of conservative management are generally poor. Surgery for morbid obesity has reported excellent results, leading to an exponential increase in numbers of procedures performed...
  86. ncbi request reprint Safety in surgery: is selection the missing link?
    Alistair G Paice
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, St Mary s Campus, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, 10th Floor, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Building, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK
    World J Surg 34:1993-2000. 2010
    ..Other HROs can provide valuable lessons in how this may be approached...
  87. ncbi request reprint Cognitive training improves clinically relevant outcomes during simulated endovascular procedures
    Isabelle Van Herzeele
    Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    J Vasc Surg 48:1223-30, 1230.e1. 2008
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint Conceptual framework for laparoscopic VR simulators
    Pablo Lamata
    Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
    IEEE Comput Graph Appl 26:69-79. 2006
    ..The authors aim to identify which didactic resources available in YR simulation technologies are most important for laparoscopic training...
  89. doi request reprint Re: A systematic review of skills transfer after surgical simulation training
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Ann Surg 248:690-1; author reply 691. 2008
  90. ncbi request reprint Technical-skills training in the 21st century
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    N Engl J Med 355:2695-6. 2006
  91. ncbi request reprint Training in laparoscopy--which model to use?
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Indian J Gastroenterol 24:95-6. 2005
  92. ncbi request reprint [The development of a surgical education program]
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    Cir Esp 77:1-2. 2005
  93. ncbi request reprint Competency-based training and practice--what does it really mean?
    Rajesh Aggarwal
    J Am Coll Surg 205:192-3. 2007
  94. ncbi request reprint Is collagen a good banding material for outlet control of vertical gastroplasty? Preliminary study in pigs
    David Nocca
    Digestive Surgery Center, Montpellier Hospital, France, and Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University, New York, USA
    Obes Surg 16:39-44. 2006
    ..This study assessed, in a porcine model, the histological reaction of the gastric wall following apposition of a band of porcine collagen (Pelvicol, Bard)...