Today: Microsurgery Course on Vascular Anastomoses

Microsurgery Course on Vascular Anastomoses

May 17, 2016 — May 20, 2016

Pavia, Italy

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Course Leader: Rosmarie Frick

A cycle of microsurgical practical courses, for neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, plastic surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons and residents, that will be held in our labs under the direction of Rosmarie Frick, the worldwide known teacher of the legendary “Zurich Microsurgery Course”.

The number of participants will be expressly limited, in order to allow each trainee to have her own lab station equipped with microsurgical instruments and microscope.

During four full days of training, the participants will be able to familiarize themselves with the microinstruments and learn the key points of micro-dissection, micro-suturing and vascular anastomosis.

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This course is being held: 16 – 19 February, 17-20 May, and 8 – 11 November 2016.

In 2016 Frau Frick’s Microsurgery course will be held in Pavia instead of in Monza.


Day 1

08.30-08.45 Demonstration of suture techniques with 6-0 suture.

08.45-11.00 Participants: Suture technique practice by silicon tubing with 6-0 suture.

11.00-11.15 Demonstration end-to-end anastomosis on Silicon tubing.

11.15-12.00 Partecipants: End-to-end anastomosis on silicon tubing.

12.00-12.30 Lunch

12.30-17.00 Participants: End-to-end anastomosis on silicon tubing. Preparation of chicken leg and wing cadaver.

Day 2

08.30-09.00 Demonstration of end-to-end anastomosis on carotid of rat.

09.00-12.00 Participants: End-to-end anastomosis on carotid of rat.

12.00-12.30 Lunch

12.30-17.00 Participants: End-to-end anastomosis on carotid of rat.

17.00-18.30 Demonstration of end-to-side anastomosis Jugular vein to carotid communis artery of rat

Day 3

08.30-12.00 Participants: End-to-side anastomosis, Jugular vein to carotid communis of rat

12.00-12.30 Lunch

12.30-17.00 Participants: End-to-side anastomosis on carotid of rat.

17.00-18.30 Demonstration of side-to-side anastomosis aorta and vena cava of rat

Day 4

08.30-12.00 Partecipants: End-to-side anastomosis, Jugular vein to carotid communis artery of rat.

12.00-12.30 Lunch

12.30-15.30 Participants: End-to-side anastomosis jugular vein to carotid communis artery, or end-to-end anastomosis on carotid of rat

15.30 Overview and Course Closure.

Book: Anticoagulation and Hemostasis in Neurosurgery

Anticoagulation and Hemostasis in Neurosurgery

Anticoagulation and Hemostasis in Neurosurgery

Price: $199.00

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This book is an up-to-date reference on all aspects of anticoagulation and hemostasis in neurosurgery.  After an opening section on basic principles and drug classes in current use, detailed consideration is given to coagulation issues relevant to all patients, not just neurosurgical ones. The coverage includes, for example, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and disseminated intravascular coagulation. A variety of important issues specific to neurosurgical practice are then addressed, and a summary of current guidelines and best practices is provided. By bringing together the latest knowledge from across the discipline, this book will serve as a sound basis for informed decision making in surgical practice. It will be of daily value for neurosurgeons and trainees worldwide and will also be of interest to emergency room physicians, surgeons in general, critical care physicians, neurologists, and hospital medicine specialists.


Product Details

  • Published on: 2016-05-16
  • Original language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 376 pages

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From the Back Cover

As the population ages and prophylactic anticoagulation for different cardiac disorders is validated by cooperative trials, it is becoming ever more important that practicing neurosurgeons have the requisite knowledge to manage optimally the opposing processes of anticoagulation and hemostasis. Nevertheless, only a modest amount of structured information is at present available on the subject, with the consequence that decision making is too often insufficiently informed. This book, written by recognized experts, is designed to rectify this situation by bringing together the latest knowledge from across the entire discipline. It will be of daily value for neurosurgeons and trainees worldwide and will also be of interest to emergency room physicians, surgeons in general, critical care physicians, neurologists, and hospital medicine specialists.

About the Author
Christopher M. Loftus, MD, Dr.h.c., FACS, is Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, and Professor of Neurology at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, USA. His previous appointments include Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; The Harry Wilkins Professor and Chairman and The Esther and Ted Greenberg Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK; and Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery), The University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA. Dr. Loftus is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He has held many offices in leading professional bodies, including Vice Presidency of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and he is currently Treasurer of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies. His research interests include intracranial collateral circulation, extracranial carotid occlusive disease, and responses of cerebral blood flow to cerebral revascularization. He is participating in the IHAST cooperative trial for hypothermia in aneurysm surgery and the ISUIA – unruptured aneurysm trial. Dr. Loftus has been a member of the editorial boards of many prestigious journals and is the author of more than 200 articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed publications. He has edited or authored over twenty previous books, including, most recently, Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (McGraw-Hill, New York, 2013; co-editors Biller J and Baron EF).

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