Zaraq Khan, M.S., M.B.B.S., Joseph Findley, M.D., John Preston Parry, M.D., Steven Lindheim, M.D., M.M.M.
To objectively grade all video publications inFertility and Sterilityduring the years 2017–2019 and compile a list of the top 10 surgical videos.
Descriptive presentation of the 10 highest-scoring video publications fromFertility and Sterilityin the years 2017–2019.
All 4 authors acted as independent reviewers of all video publications. A standardized scoring method was used to score all videos.
Main Outcome Measure(s)
Up to 5 points were awarded for each of the following categories: Scientific merit or clinical relevance of the topic; clarity of video; use of innovative surgical technique; and video editing or use of marking tools on the video to highlight important features or surgical landmarks. This allowed a maximum score of 20 for each video. The number of YouTube views and likes were used as a tiebreaker if ≥2 videos scored similarly. The interclass coefficient from a 2-way random effects model was calculated to assess for agreement between the 4 independent reviewers.
A total of 40 videos were published inFertility and Sterilityduring the years 2017–2019. After averaging scores from all 4 reviewers, a top 10 list was created (Table). Only 2 videos (number 6 and 7 spots) had the same average score, and the number of YouTube views and likes were used as a tiebreaker. The overall interclass coefficient for the 4 reviewers was 0.68 (95% confidence interval, 0.52–0.76).
An overall substantial agreement was noted between the 4 reviewers. Ten videos reigned supreme from a list of very competitive publications that had already undergone the peer review process. The subject matter of these videos ranged from complex surgical procedures, including uterus transplantation and use of a biologic graft for neovaginoplasty, to common procedures like hysteroscopic removal of intrauterine devices during pregnancy and approaches to the stenotic cervix.
Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine
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