Surgery

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Concept idea for surgical system provides easy access to the patient

Concept idea for surgical system provides easy access to the patient
  The da Vinci surgical robotic systems from Intuitive Surgical have become extremely popular among physicians and patients, though there are some controversies surrounding costs of procedures and complications.
20th February 2018

Surgical infections linked to drug-resistant bugs

Surgical infections linked to drug-resistant bugs
Patients having surgery in low income countries are more likely to develop an infection than those in wealthier nations, which may be linked to drug-resistant bacteria, research led by the Universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh and Warwick suggests. Patients in low income nations also have higher antibiotic use and are more likely to be infected with bacteria that are resistant to medicines, the study found.
14th February 2018

PureFlex arterial cannulae line for conventional cardiac surgery

PureFlex arterial cannulae line for conventional cardiac surgery
LivaNova PLC has announced it has achieved CE Mark for its new PureFlex line of adult arterial cannulae. Engineered to improve the critical link between the patient and extracorporeal circulation, PureFlex cannulae provide curved and straight tip options. The phthalate (DEHP)-free flexible tubing features exceptional transparency and a wire-reinforcement spring to deliver flexibility without kinking.
7th February 2018


AR enables surgeons 'see through' tissue

AR enables surgeons 'see through' tissue
Using augmented reality in the operating theatre could help surgeons to improve the outcome of reconstructive surgery for patients. In a series of procedures carried out by a team at Imperial College London at St Mary’s Hospital, researchers have shown for the first time how surgeons can use Microsoft HoloLens headsets while operating on patients undergoing reconstructive lower limb surgery.
1st February 2018

SurgiBox turns any room into an operating room

SurgiBox turns any room into an operating room
Dust, dirt, bacteria, flies — these are just some of the many contaminants surgeons need to worry about when operating in the field or in hospitals located in developing nations. According to a 2015 study in The Lancet, 5 billion people don’t have access to safe, clean surgical care. Graduate student Sally Miller ’16 is hoping to change that with a product called SurgiBox. “The idea of SurgiBox is to take the operating room and shrink it down to just the patient’s size,” Miller explains.
17th January 2018

CleanCision receives FDA 510(k) clearance

CleanCision receives FDA 510(k) clearance
  Prescient Surgical, Inc. has announced that the U.S. FDA has cleared the CleanCision Wound Retraction and Protection System (CleanCision System) for commercialisation in the United States.
20th December 2017

Ultrasound needle transforms keyhole heart surgery

Ultrasound needle transforms keyhole heart surgery
Using a new optical ultrasound needle developed by researchers at UCL and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), heart tissue can be imaged in real time during keyhole procedures. The technology has been successfully used for minimally invasive heart surgery in pigs, giving a high-resolution view of soft tissues up to 2.5cm in front of the instrument, inside the body.
6th December 2017

Keyhole surgery could be the most efficient procedure for ruptured aneurysm

Keyhole surgery could be the most efficient procedure for ruptured aneurysm
The use of keyhole surgery to repair ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is both clinically and cost effective and should be adopted more widely, concludes a randomised trial published by The BMJ. This is the first randomised trial comparing the use of keyhole (endovascular) aneurysm repair versus traditional open surgery to repair ruptured aneurysm, with full midterm follow-up.
15th November 2017

microMend: a time-saving wound closure device

microMend: a time-saving wound closure device
Sutures and staples are the usual options for closing wounds postoperatively, but they can be painful and require surgical skills. The microMend Skin Closure Device, produced by Seattle-based KitoTech Medical, has provided an alternative. The design of the microMend is conceptually similar to a bandage, like Steri-Strip. The device is made of a thin adhesive backing with two arrays of tiny “microstaples” on either side.
8th November 2017

AR glasses improve operations on tumours

AR glasses improve operations on tumours
Malignant tumours often form metastases that spread to other parts of the body via the lymphatic system. High surgical skills are required to identify the precise location of the affected lymph nodes, enabling them to be completely removed. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a navigation aid that simplifies such interventions. 3D-ARILE is an AR system that superimposes a virtual image of the exact position of the lymph nodes using data glasses.
6th November 2017


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