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    This is an introduction to microsurgery and its role in reconstructive surgery.

    Lecturer: Vaikunthan Rajaratnam


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    The Rural Urology Practice course is a unique course that is conducted online with real time consultation and supervision of procedures and has University accreditation. It is conducted by the International Federation of Rural Surgeons and Association of Rural Surgeons of India. This lecture gives details of the course and sample of how the course would be conducted. There are 3 sets of videos that you can watch. The first one is for patient education and describes in simple english that the patients can understand. Then for those who do not have lot of time to spare there is a summary section and finally the link to the full lectures broadcast by the International Federation of Rural Surgeons, originally given through the Zoom platform.

    Lecturer: Gnanaraj Jesudian


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    Dennis Mazingi describes the global burden of disease in relation to paediatric surgery, in particular relation to his place of work in Zimbabwe.

    Lecturer: Dennis Mazingi


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    Professor Maswime discusses the global burden of obstetric pathology.

    Lecturer: Salome Maswime


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    Jacquelyn Corley discusses the global burden of neurosurgery.

    Lecturer: Jacquelyn Corley


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    Introduction to mental practice in basic micro suturing

    Lecturer: Vaikunthan Rajaratnam


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    Urodynamic studies help understand the lower urinary tract symptoms and give objective evidence to manage them and assess response to treatment. The commercial machines are very expensive, and the lecture describes how the same information as commercial machines could be obtained using locally available materials at an ultra-low cost.

    Lecturer: Gnanaraj Jesudian


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    Professor Chu discusses the challenges in improving surgical services in low resource settings.

    Lecturer: Kathryn Chu


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    The mental state, equipment, instruments and position for safe and effective microsurgery

    Lecturer: Vaikunthan Rajaratnam


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    Cystoscopy is the most important investigation in urology. The lecture describes how it is carried out. The lecture also describes briefly how cystoscopy could be carried out with the innovative laptop cystoscope that costs one tenth the set up that is required for conventional cystoscopy.

    Lecturer: Gnanaraj Jesudian


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    The correction position for performing microsurgery is explained.

    Lecturer: Vaikunthan Rajaratnam


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    The instruments necessary for conventional cystoscopy are expensive and is cost effective only for urologists to make the necessary investment. However, the laptop cystoscope is a ultra-low-cost investment costing less than $1000 and has many uses for the rural surgeons. The lecture describes how to use the Laptop Cystoscope and the various indications for use.

    Lecturer: Gnanaraj Jesudian


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    Keith Miles is the Executive Director of the Safe Surgery Initiative (SSI) and discusses the essential issue of surgical instrumentation, procurement and maintenance in order to sustain safe, surgery in resource poor settings.

    Lecturer: Keith Miles


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    Tutorial on how to adjust the eye-piece

    Lecturer: Vaikunthan Rajaratnam


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    Although Foley’s catheter looks simple to manage it can cause many problems that could cause significant morbidity and the lecture describes ways to avoid those problems and to tackle them when they occur in rural areas.

    Lecturer: Gnanaraj Jesudian


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    A tutorial on positioning of the field and tissue.

    Lecturer: Vaikunthan Rajaratnam


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    Benign prostatic hyperplasia is one of the most common conditions that is treated by Urologists. This lecture describes low cost methods of evaluating them and intelligently managing them for the rural surgeons and also what to do in case of emergency.

    Lecturer: Gnanaraj Jesudian


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    How to hold the needle holder and manipulate the needle for simple tasks.

    Lecturer: Vaikunthan Rajaratnam


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    Urinary tract stones are the most common presentation to any OPD (5%) and more than half of them could be managed with simple measures if the rural surgeons have the low-cost Laptop Cystoscope. The lecture describes in detail how to evaluate and manage these stones in rural areas depending on their size. The low-cost method is through normal urinary passage and is safe.

    Lecturer: Gnanaraj Jesudian


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    A case study developing a sustainable microsurgery service in Cambodia.

    Lecturer: Vaikunthan Rajaratnam


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    This is one procedure that helps the rural surgeons manage half the patients with urinary tract stones in rural areas. It is easy to learn and thanks to the low – cost laptop cystoscope does not involve great investment. The procedure could be supervised and guided online in real time.

    Lecturer: Gnanaraj Jesudian


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    Using microforceps for grasping and picking up sutures comfortably.

    Lecturer: Vaikunthan Rajaratnam


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    How to pass the needle through tissue with minimal injury to the tissue

    Lecturer: Vaikunthan Rajaratnam


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    The bladder cancer one of the cancers with definite risk factors and has very good prognosis if managed properly. The good news is that it is possible to manage the follow up in rural areas with the laptop cystoscope and Bugbee electrode. The lecture gives details of how to do so.

    Lecturer: Gnanaraj Jesudian


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    How to tie knows in microsurgery

    Lecturer: Vaikunthan Rajaratnam


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    Although Emergencies are not quite common in Urology, they are cause serious distress. This lecture describes how surgeons can manage these emergencies in rural areas. The emergencies include managing Priapism, penile fracture, acute loin pain, acute painful retention, hematuria and serious sepsis.

    Lecturer: Gnanaraj Jesudian


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    An overview of one of the fundamental pillars of global surgery – advocacy at an institutional and grassroots level.

    Lecturer: Zineb Bentounsi


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    Social media, and Twitter, in engaging with the global surgery movement.

    Lecturer: Dominique Vervoort


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    A description on how to cut sutures.

    Lecturer: Vaikunthan Rajaratnam


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    Using motor imagery mental practice to improve performance.

    Lecturer: Vaikunthan Rajaratnam


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    How do you design an off the grid sterilizer thats compatible with the demands of a busy surgical unit? Noor Medical describe their frugal innovation process.

    Lecturer: Andrew Bonneau


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    SurgeonBox has developed an innovative teaching resource in the field of laparoscopic surgery. Jordan Baechle describes the project.

    Lecturer: Jordan Baechle


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    Instructions on how to perform self assessment on your microsurgery skills

    Lecturer: Vaikunthan Rajaratnam


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Course affiliates

  • International Federation of Rural Surgeons
  • Martin Luther Christian University
  • Association of Rural Surgeons of India

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