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Table 1 Learning curve patterns for laparoscopic latero-lateral gastro-jejunal (GJA) and jejuno-jejunal anastomosis (JJA)

From: Learning curve patterns generated by a training method for laparoscopic small bowel anastomosis

  Learning curve 1: exponential Learning curve 2: rapid Learning curve 3: slow Learning curve 4: no tendency
Starting point: high Starting point: low Starting point: low Starting point: No tendency
Slope: steep Slope: medium Slope: gentle Slope: no tendency
Time to complete first procedure (min ± SD) GJA 145.8 ± 16.3 104.0 ± 7.4 173.3 ± 37.5 107.8 ± 35.0
JJA 135.0 ± 15.0 62.7 ± 30.9 85.3 ± 26.3 75.0 ± 26.0
Time to complete final procedure (min ± SD) GJA 46.5 ± 8.9 44.2 ± 15.3 47.0 ± 6.0 71.2 ± 20.1
JJA 47.0 ± 14.7 42.0 ± 1 8.5 50.7 ± 14.5 61.8 ± 10.8
Number of residents GJA 6 4 6 4
JJA 3 9 3 5
  1. SD standard deviation