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Surgical Techniques

Image: A new study claims VR simulators can help categorize neurosurgeon expertise (Photo courtesy of Helmut Bernhard/ NEURO).

Virtual Reality Simulators Help Determine Neurosurgeon Expertise

Virtual reality (VR) simulators may soon be capable of classifying surgical expertise with high precision, claims a new study. More...
14 Aug 2019
Image: A novel catheter ablation system prevents AF triggering (Photo courtesy of Adagio Medical).

New Catheter Simplifies Persistent AF Cryoablation

A novel persistent atrial fibrillation (PsAF) cryoablation catheter that relies mostly on anatomical markers eliminates the need for electromagnetic mapping. More...
13 Aug 2019
Image: An old surgical flap technique has been repurposed (Photo courtesy of 123rf.com).

Ancient Flap Technique Helps Repair Patient Skull Base

A novel adaptation of an age-old technique for anterior skull base (ASB) reconstruction can help patients for whom all other treatments have failed. More...
12 Aug 2019
Image: Research shows there are a total of eight complications involved in non-cardiac postsurgical deaths (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Three Complications Responsible for Half of Noncardiac Surgery Deaths

Major bleeding, myocardial injury, and sepsis account for almost 45% of deaths occurring after noncardiac surgery, according to a new study. More...
06 Aug 2019
Image: New research shows that surgical debridement is an effective treatment for DFU (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Surgical Debridement Sufficient for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

A new study concludes that surgical debridement of neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) with osteomyelitis is just as effective as using antibiotic-impregnated calcium sulfate (CAS) beads. More...
05 Aug 2019
Image: A graphical abstract of the OR AI algorithm (Photo courtesy of UW).

Machine Learning Approach Predicts Surgery Duration

A novel artificial intelligence (AI) based statistical model uses large retrospective datasets to improve estimation of surgical procedures duration. More...
01 Aug 2019
Image: A new study warns that novel diabetic medications can cause surgical ketoacidosis to go undetected (Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto).

Non-Insulin Diabetes Drugs Mask Surgical Ketoacidosis

A new study warns that sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) can lead to dangerous undetected ketoacidosis in diabetics during surgery, as their blood sugar level remains normal. More...
31 Jul 2019


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