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Image: The FlexVR portable robotic surgery simulator (Photo courtesy of Mimic Technologies).

Portable Simulator Helps Surgeons Improve Robotic Skills

A personal simulator aids surgeons learn and practice foundational elements needed during all stages of surgical robotics. More...
21 Apr 2017
Image: A new study suggests acute biliary pancreatitis may not require gall bladder removal (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Research Shows Some Gallbladder Removals May Not Be Necessary

Most patients hospitalized with acute biliary pancreatitis that decline immediate cholecystectomy fare well during follow-up, according to a new study. More...
20 Apr 2017
Fluke Biomedical
Image: A novel bioactive shape memory polymer could replace missing bone (Photo courtesy of RPI).

Bioactive Foam Scaffold Helps Replace Lost Bone

Novel malleable bioactive foam can be used to treat craniomaxillofacial osseous gaps in the skull resulting from injury, surgery, or birth defects. More...
19 Apr 2017
Image: A new study reveals that for treating incontinence, other options do not deliver the same kind of success as surgery (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Study Shows Most Incontinence Treatments Deliver Meager Results

Researchers at Kleijnen Systematic Reviews, Sahlgrenska Academy, and other institutions conducted a review of studies to assess cure rates from treating urinary (UI) or fecal incontinence (FI) in adult patients, and how many remain dependent on containment strategies. To do so, Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), CINAHL, and PEDro were searched from January 2005 to June 2015. Supplementary searches included conference abstracts and trials registers. More...
19 Apr 2017
Image: The GalaSHAPE 3D surgical scaffold comes in a range of shapes and sizes (Photo courtesy of Galatea Surgical).

3D Surgical Scaffold Contours to Human Body

An innovative three-dimensional (3D) scaffold for plastic and reconstructive surgery supports, elevates, repairs, and reinforces soft tissue. More...
18 Apr 2017
Image: The Alexis O C-Section retractor (Photo courtesy of Applied Medical).

Plastic Retractor Sheath Reduces C-Section Infection Rates

An innovative plastic wound retractor reduces the rate of surgical site infections in Cesarean sections, compared to a traditional metal retractor. More...
13 Apr 2017
Image: The J-Plasma generator and hand piece (Photo courtesy of Bovie Medical).

Plasma-Based Surgical Instrument Combines Cutting and Coagulation

A novel device offers increased control of plasma stream tissue dissection, while being able to switch to a monopolar or helium spray coagulation mode with just the push of a button. More...
12 Apr 2017


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