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Construction of a Low-cost Homemade Laparoscopic Simulator for Use in a Caribbean Setting

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.047
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20-3
Synopsis: 
Training in laparoscopic surgery is essential for today’s surgical residents, but surgical simulators are costly. This article described the construction of a cheap, easy-to-assemble laparoscopic simulator which is suitable for use in training Caribbean residents in laparoscopic surgery.

ABSTRACT

Background: To the modern surgeon in training, the acquisition of laparoscopic skills is essential. Laparoscopic simulators are effective, but in the often-resource-poor setting of the Caribbean, the cost of these simulators is often prohibitive. We describe the construction of a simulator which is cheap, easy to assemble and effective. It is also relatively easy to mass produce for use in training programmes across the region.

Revised: 
02 May, 2016
Accepted: 
25 May, 2016
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e-Published: 13 Jun, 2016

An Exploratory Analysis of the Epidemiology and Surgical Management of Perforated Diverticular Disease over a Two-Year Period at a Referral Centre in the Caribbean

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Pages: 
561–5
Synopsis: 
We present an exploratory analysis of perforated diverticular disease in Barbados. There seems to be a relatively high incidence of perforated right-sided diverticulitis in an Afro-Caribbean population. More research is needed to determine the exact etiology of this disease.

ABSTRACT

Objective: We present an exploratory analysis of data collected on perforated diverticular disease (PDD) in Barbados and suggest possible areas for further study.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013
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