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Surgical Techniques

Image: Engineers have developed a process that enables soft robots to grow like plants (Photo courtesy of University of Minnesota)

Soft Robotic System Can Grow Like Plants to Allow Surgical Access to Hard-To-Reach Areas

A first-of-its-kind, plant-inspired extrusion process that enables synthetic material growth will allow researchers to build better soft robots that can navigate hard-to-reach areas within the human body. More...
04 Oct 2022
Image: An online tools provides personalized risk estimates for patients undergoing hysterectomy (Photo courtesy of Pexels)

Easy-To-Use Online Tool Predicts Complications in Patients Undergoing Hysterectomy

Researchers have developed easy-to-use online prediction tools that provide personalized risk estimates for patients undergoing hysterectomy for benign disease. More...
04 Oct 2022
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Image: New heart attack insight could lead to better survival rates after surgery (Photo courtesy of Imperial College London)

Troponin Testing Could Improve Timing of Heart Surgery and Survival Rate

A new study has found that some patients who have lower levels of troponin would benefit from having earlier surgery, although patients with very high troponin levels should have surgery postponed, as their risk of dying was higher if surgery was performed within 10 days of their heart attack. More...
04 Oct 2022
Image: The Nexpowder endoscopic hemostasis system has received U.S. FDA clearance (Photo courtesy of Medtronic)

Novel Endoscopic Hemostasis System Improves Visibility and Controls Upper GI Bleeding

A new endoscopic hemostasis system provides gastroenterologists improved visibility and controls upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding effectively and with ease. More...
03 Oct 2022
Image: The POINT Kinguide robotic-assisted surgical system has made its debut in the US (Photo courtesy of Point Robotics)

First-Ever Spinal Surgical Hand-Held Robot Makes Worldwide Debut

The world’s first ever hand-held robot framework equipped with a parallel manipulator for orthopedic application has made its worldwide debut in the U.S. More...
30 Sep 2022
Image: Capsule delivery of Fecal Microbiota Transplant has similar effectiveness to transplant by colonoscopy (Photo courtesy of University of Minnesota)

Fecal Transplant by Capsule as Effective as Colonoscopy for CDI

Researchers have found that Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) using capsules containing freeze-dried microbes taken orally has similar safety and effectiveness to colonoscopic administration of liquid FMT for treating recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI). More...
30 Sep 2022
Image: EG-740UT ultrasound endoscope combined with ARIETTA 850 provides outstanding ultrasound image quality (Photo courtesy of FUJIFILM)

Next-Gen Ultrasound Endoscope Enables Complex Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures

FUJIFILM Corporation (Tokyo, Japan) has developed a convex ultrasonic endoscope, the EG-740UT, for the upper gastrointestinal tract which combined with its ARIETTA 850 provides outstanding ultrasound image quality with advanced therapeutic capability. More...
29 Sep 2022


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