Operating Room Outcomes After Resident Training on a Virtual Reality Simulator

This study has been terminated.
(Principal investigator left institution.)
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Columbia University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00459472
First received: April 10, 2007
Last updated: October 10, 2008
Last verified: October 2008
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to compare outcomes of patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy before and after a laparoscopic training curriculum was implemented.


Condition Intervention
Gall Bladder Disease
Behavioral: laparoscopic training curriculum

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Operating Room Outcomes After Resident Training on a Virtual Reality Simulator

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Further study details as provided by Columbia University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • operative time [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • complications (such as bile duct injuries, bilomas, infections, bleeding) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • mortality [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • LENGTH OF STAY [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: November 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2009
Arms Assigned Interventions
1
All general surgery interns and PGY-2-5's already participate in a surgery training curriculum that includes lectures, surgery, laparoscopic training, attending surgeons evaluating performance of residents at the end of surgical procedures, written tests, and skills tests.
Behavioral: laparoscopic training curriculum
All general surgery interns and PGY-2-5's already participate in a surgery training curriculum that includes lectures, surgery, laparoscopic training, attending surgeons evaluating performance of residents at the end of surgical procedures, written tests, and skills tests.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • General Surgery residents at NewYork Hospital/Columbia in PGY 1, 2, or 3.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • persons who are not General Surgery residents at NewYork Hospital/Columbia in PGY 1, 2, or 3.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00459472

Locations
United States, New York
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Sponsors and Collaborators
Columbia University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dennis L Fowler, MD Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00459472     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AAAA9177
Study First Received: April 10, 2007
Last Updated: October 10, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Columbia University:
resident training
laparoscopy
virtual reality
surgical education

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Urinary Bladder Diseases
Gallbladder Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Biliary Tract Diseases
Digestive System Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 18, 2014