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Surgical Techniques

Coronary Clot Aspiration Provides No MI Survival Benefit

Thrombectomy did not improve outcomes for myocardial infarct patients presenting after symptom onset, according to a new study.   More...
02 Feb 2016
Image: The injectable agent, a blue liquid called LUM015, can be used to identify cancerous tissue in human patients without adverse effects. (Photo courtesy of Shawn Rocco/ Duke Medicine).

Injectable Agent Makes Cancerous Cells Visible During Surgery

Results from a clinical trial show how a new injectable agent can be used during soft-tissue sarcoma or breast cancer surgery to identified remnants of cancerous tissue.  More...
01 Feb 2016
Image: The ROSA robotic assistant (Photo courtesy of Medtech).

Minimally Invasive Surgical Robot Benefits Surgeons and Patients

A novel robotic device increases the safety and reliability of various neurological and orthopedic procedures, without compromising established surgical protocols.   More...
31 Jan 2016
Image: Instrument tracking based on endoscopic video analysis (Photo courtesy of UPM).

Endoscopic Video Analysis Assists Laparoscopic Surgery Training

A novel tracking system enables the study and assessment of surgical instruments movements within a simulator, helping to objectively measure surgical expertise.  More...
27 Jan 2016

Tonsillectomy Improves Patients’ Quality of Life

Adults suffering from frequent sore throats could relief by undergoing tonsillectomy, according to a new study.  More...
26 Jan 2016
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Tissue-Based Heart Valves Better for the Middle-Aged

Patients between 40 and 70 years of age who undergo aortic valve replacement may fare better with tissue-based valves rather than metal-based ones, according to a new study.  More...
26 Jan 2016
Image: The Perceval sutureless aortic valve (Photo courtesy of LivaNova).

Self-Anchoring Aortic Valve Reduces Open Heart Surgery Time

An innovative sutureless aortic valve reduces surgical time for both isolated and complex aortic valve replacement procedures, with cross-clamp times typically reduced by at least 50%.  More...
25 Jan 2016


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