Dr. Robert Rubino Publishes Work in Medical Journal to Advance Women’s Health
Summit High School Student Observes the Research Process
Summit, NJ (June 27, 2019) – Dr. Robert Rubino of The Rubino OB/GYN Group has published an article in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine titled, “Evaluation of a Novel Skin Closure Device at the Time of Cesarean Section: A Randomized Pilot Study.”
The study compares incision closure times between a standard suture closure and a non-invasive skin closure device (DermaClip) during Cesarean sections. The outcome determined that closure times with the DermaClip closure device were significantly quicker. Preliminary results indicate that additional study is indicated to confirm initial findings that DermaClip may help to advance the technique of, and recovery from, cesarean sections.
“It is rewarding to challenge the current standards through research and generate objective data to answer the hypothesis,” explains Dr. Robert Rubino. “This technique will help to move medicine forward and advance women’s healthcare. Shortening the length of any surgery can reduce complications and utilization of resources within the healthcare system.”
Former Summit High School student, Kate Griffith who graduated in 2016, was a research assistant in the study, compiling and organizing data for analysis. She is recognized for her work in the article.
“Kate was a great asset to the team, bringing thoughtfulness and enthusiasm,” said Dr. Rubino.
As part of the process, Griffith obtained her FDA certification to participate in human research trials. Through this experience, she also learned the basic parameters of research techniques.
“I began the student research program after attending a Summit Educational Foundation (SEF) fundraiser, realizing that a contribution of time and practical experience could be impactful for students,” said Dr. Rubino. “The value to any mentor is that you learn while you teach. The questions from someone new to the process can provide a different perspective”
To view the abstract of the article, please visit: http://reproductivemedicine.com/toc/auto_abstract.php?id=24777
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