Fertility and Sterility top videos from 2017 to 2019

A top 10 list of video articles published in Fertility and Sterility during 2017–2019 is presented. Each video publication was reviewed by 4 independent reviewers who followed a standardized scoring system.
Fertility and Sterility top videos from 2017 to 2019

VOLUME 115, ISSUE 5, P1337-1340

Authors:

Zaraq Khan, M.S., M.B.B.S., Joseph Findley, M.D., John Preston Parry, M.D., Steven Lindheim, M.D., M.M.M.

Abstract:

Objective

To objectively grade all video publications in Fertility and Sterility during the years 2017–2019 and compile a list of the top 10 surgical videos.


Design

Descriptive presentation of the 10 highest-scoring video publications from Fertility and Sterility in the years 2017–2019.


Setting

Not applicable.


Patient(s)/Animal(s)

Not applicable.


Intervention(s)

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.


Result(s)

A total of 40 videos were published in Fertility and Sterility during 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).


Conclusion(s)

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.