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Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Group Finds 10 Nontechnical Factors That Influence Safety Culture in Hospitals
A hospital’s “safety culture” is as important as technical elements such as a surgeon’s skill and operating room (OR) equipment for delivering high-quality patient care, according to a new study published online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. “The nontechnical skills...
February 10, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Capsule Endoscopy Market Is Anticipated To Reach $886.3M
Global Capsule Endoscopy market is expected to reach USD 886.3 million by 2022; according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing prevalence of colorectal cancer, GI diseases and growing demand for precise and accurate diagnostic tools are expected to drive the capsule...
February 8, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Man Maneuvers Robotic Arm With His Thoughts
Surgeons used a new technique to attach a thought-controlled robot arm directly to an amputee’s stump, giving him a far greater range of motion with the advanced prosthetic limb. The system, involving an implant inserted into the bone at the end of the residual...
January 15, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Robotic Legs Take Cues from Humans
For above-knee amputees, walking with a gait akin to biological limb functionality may require a number of physical therapy sessions. “Generally, the higher the amputation level, the more we can expect to see gait deviations, or what some would call limps,” according to...
January 9, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Artist Paints Medical Helmets For Babies
Artist Paula Strawn paints boring white medical helmets for babies into something cool! These helmets are meant to reshape the skulls of children who were born with Flat Head Syndrome. Medical science, man. I love it. related question: How do they fix Big Head...
January 8, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Robotic Surgeries Positioned to Surge Over Next Five Years
U.S. surgeons predict a big increase in robot-assisted surgeries over the next five years, especially for colorectal and hernia procedures, according to a survey by RBC Capital Markets. About 15% of surgeries today involve the use of robots, and the figure could hit...
October 27, 2015
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Intuitive Surgical and Trumpf Medical Team Up to Address Hospitals’ Need for Operating Room Integration
Intuitive Surgical and Trumpf Medical are now offering Integrated Table Motion for the da Vinci® Xi® Surgical System in Europe. This first-of-its-kind product includes the latest Intuitive Surgical robotic-assisted surgical system and Trumpf Medical’s advanced operating table, the TruSystem® 7000dV. The surgical system...
October 27, 2015
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Robotic Radical Cystectomy Gaining Momentum as Alternative Open Approach
Despite the decline in morbidity and mortality of open radical cystectomy (ORC) during the past two decades, the high rate of perioperative complications remains a challenge for clinicians. After a rocky start with a technically challenging laparoscopic approach, the robot-assisted procedure offered a new horizon. Expanding...
October 14, 2015
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