A live animal study was commenced in March 2004 and completed in July 2004. This was conducted at FAST at the University of Western Australia. The title of this study is: “A recovery study in the ewe to investigate the possible postoperative morbidity associated with the use of the OAT patch for the repair of vascular injuries.” The researchers in this study are Ian Hammond, John Taylor, Henriette Arts & Timothy Moss. The initial surgical phase of this study was carried out uneventfully by Ian Hammond and John Taylor on 5th March 2004. The animals were monitored for 3 months and then sacrificed to determine the status of the vessels and the OAT patch grafts. This study has been submitted for publication (pending).


Publications (related to the workshop):

Hammond IG, Taylor JD, McMenamin PG. Anatomy of Complications Workshop: An educational strategy to improve performance in obstetricians and gynaecologists. Aust NZ J Obstet Gynaecol. 2003;43:111-114

Hammond IG, Taylor JD, McMenamin PG. Value of a structured participant evaluation questionnaire in the development of a surgical education program. Aust NZ J Obstet Gynaecol. 2003;43:115-118

Taylor JD & Hammond IG. The freshly killed pig: a model for surgical training in gynaecological oncology. Aust NZJ Obstet Gynaecol 2004; 44: 146-148

Hammond IG, Obermair A, Taylor JD, Lawrence-Brown M. The overlay autogenous tissue (OAT) patch to control major intraoperative vascular injury in an ovine model. Gynecol Oncol 2004; 94: 560-563

Hammond IG, Obermair A, Taylor JD, Lawrence-Brown M. The control of severe intraoperative bleeding using an overlay autogenous tissue (OAT) patch: case reports. Gynecol Oncol 2004; 94: 564-566

Hammond IG, Taylor JD, Obermair A, McMenamin PG. The Anatomy of Complications Workshop: an educational strategy to improve training and performance of fellows in gynecologic oncology. Gynecol Oncol 2004; 94: 769-773

Hammond IG, Karthigasu K. Training, assessment and competency in gynaecologic surgery. Best Pract Res Cl Ob 2005; 20: 173- 187