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Image: The ingestible capsule and the unfolded origami robot (Photo courtesy of Melanie Gonick / MIT).

Unfolding Origami Robot Helps Retrieves Ingested Artifacts

A new study describes how a tiny origami robot steered by external magnetic fields crawled across the stomach wall to remove a swallowed button battery. More...
26 May 2016
Image: Statistics suggest that less than one-third of the world’s population has access to safe, timely and affordable surgery (Photo courtesy of GlobalSurg).

Surgical Patient Mortality Triple in Lower Income Countries

Patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery in lower income countries have a three times greater chance of dying than in higher income countries, according to a new study. More...
26 May 2016
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Image: The Infant Jarvik 2015 used in the chronic sheep model (Photo courtesy of Texas Children’s Hospital).

Miniaturized Implantable VAD Alleviates Pediatric Heart Failure

A minute axial-flow ventricular assist device (VAD) offers hope in the management of severe heart failure (HF) in small children. More...
24 May 2016
Image: The SJM Trifecta valve with Glide Technology (Photo courtesy of St. Jude Medical).

Aortic Replacement Valve Offers Hemodynamic Excellence

Enhanced delivery and innovative design and technology provide a better option for patients in need of aortic valve replacement. More...
24 May 2016
Image: According to a new study, sleeve gastrectomy improves LV systolic function and contributes to reverse LV remodeling in both genders (Photo courtesy of SPL).

Sleeve Gastrectomy Improves LV Systolic Function

Sleeve gastrectomy improves left ventricular (LV) systolic function in both men and women, according to a new study. More...
18 May 2016
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Laparoscopic Surgery Beneficial for Gastric Reflux Patients

Laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) is beneficial for patients with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a new study. More...
18 May 2016
Image: The STAR autonomous surgical robot (Photo courtesy of the Children\'s National Health System).

Autonomous Surgical Robots Outperform Human Hands

A supervised, autonomous robot can perform surgery on soft tissue more effectively than a surgeon's hands, or even a surgeon assisted by a robot, claims a new study. More...
16 May 2016


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