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Training in percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
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PMID:  23357932     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Training in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) necessitates the trainee to climb the steep learning curve of this procedure sequentially. The initial steps of the process should be the acquisition of the necessary skills in a nonintimidating skills lab. We review the current scenario of the training in PCNL and advocate the means that may improve the overall patient care.
RECENT FINDINGS: The training involves a comprehensive development of the trainee. Initial process starts with the cognitive skills update through conferences and observing peers do the procedure. Rapid prototyping could be useful for resident education. The benefits of three-dimensional stereolithographic biomodeling produced from computed tomography data may aid in achieving optimal access. Skills lab involving wet and dry lab reinforce the cognitive skills. The advantage of live anesthetized porcine model is it being a more realistic model and assessment tool. The specific advantage of the dry lab simulator is of repetitive tasking and easier setup feasibility. There is a lack of guideline for the lab setup and training. Funding, location, number of models installed, curriculum, a trained mentor, and instructor are the critical components that need to be planned in advance.
SUMMARY: Training in PCNL starts with cognitive knowledge, reinforcement through repetitive nonpatient basic skills acquisition in wet and dry skills lab, prototyping the technique before the actual procedure, and finally supervised training under an able mentor.
Shashikant Mishra; Jitendra Jagtap; Ravindra B Sabnis; Mahesh R Desai
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in urology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1473-6586     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Urol     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200621     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Urol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology, Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, Gujarat, India.
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