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Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817346/performances-on-simulator-and-da-vinci-robot-on-subjects-with-and-without-surgical-background
#1
Andrea Moglia, Vincenzo Ferrari, Franca Melfi, Mauro Ferrari, Franco Mosca, Alfred Cuschieri, Luca Morelli
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether previous training in surgery influences performance on da Vinci Skills Simulator and da Vinci robot. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this prospective study, thirty-seven participants (11 medical students, 17 residents, and 9 attending surgeons) without previous experience in laparoscopy and robotic surgery performed 26 exercises at da Vinci Skills Simulator. Thirty-five then executed a suture using a da Vinci robot. RESULTS: The overall scores on the exercises at the da Vinci Skills Simulator show a similar performance among the groups with no statistically significant pair-wise differences (p < ...
August 17, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28784008/left-ventricular-thrombectomy-in-myocarditis-the-epicardial-scan-video-assisted-transaortic-approach
#2
Giuseppe Gatti, Stefano Poli, Bernardo Benussi, Rossana Bussani, Annamaria Iorio, Marco Confalonieri, Marco Milo, Irena Tavcar, Aniello Pappalardo, Gianfranco Sinagra
In a 23-year-old man having myocarditis in the context of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, a mobile left ventricular apical thrombus was found with transthoracic echocardiography. Its surgical removal was established because there were no signs of resizing after effective intravascular anticoagulation therapy. Surgery was carried out via a median sternotomy with cardiopulmonary bypass. The site of endocardial implantation of the thrombus was identified with epicardial ultrasonography scan. The trans-aortic approach was adopted to avoid complications such as ventricular dysfunction and arrhythmias secondary to ventricular incision...
August 8, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749205/esophageal-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-using-sodium-hyaluronate-is-safe-and-effective
#3
Chihiro Iwashita, Hirotsugu Sakamoto, Yoshimasa Miura, Satoshi Shinozaki, Yoshikazu Hayashi, Yuji Ino, Hiroyuki Osawa, Mio Tamba, Kohei Morita, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Hironori Yamamoto
BACKGROUND/AIMS: A submucosal cushion of sodium hyaluronate facilitates gastric and colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). However, few studies have evaluated the utility of sodium hyaluronate for ESD of esophageal lesions. The aim of this study is to evaluate the utility and safety of sodium hyaluronate for ESD of superficial esophageal squamous cell neoplasms (ESCN). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 111 ESCN in 86 patients treated by ESD between September 2007 and April 2013...
July 27, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697642/short-term-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-total-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-a-comparative-study-with-laparoscopic-distal-gastrectomy-at-a-high-volume-center
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Ke Chen, Shu-Ting Zhai, Jun-Hai Pan, Wei-Hua Yu, Yu Pan, Qi-Long Chen, Ding-Wei Chen, Yi-Ping Zhu, Jia-Fei Yan, Hendi Maher, Xian-Fa Wang
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (LDG) for gastric cancer has gradually gained popularity. However, laparoscopic total gastrectomy (LTG) has been reported rarely when compared with LDG. This study was designed to evaluate the surgical outcomes as well as the morbidity and mortality of LTG compared with LDG to confirm the feasibility and safety of LTG. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We reviewed the data of patients at our institution undergoing LTG (n = 448) or LDG (n = 956) for gastric cancer between January 2008 and July 2016...
July 12, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697638/the-effect-of-swl-and-urs-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-proximal-ureteral-stones
#5
Yasin Ceylan, Oktay Ucer, Ozan Bozkurt, Bulent Gunlusoy, Oguz Mertoglu, Ali Ersin Zumrutbas, Guner Yildiz, Bora Irer, Talha Muezzinoglu, Omer Demir
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to compare the effect of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) and ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URS) on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for the treatment of proximal ureteral stones. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between April 2014 and July 2015, patients with proximal ureteral stones who were successfully treated with URS or SWL in seven different centers were included. Patients were divided into two groups according to stone size: stones ≤10 mm and >10 mm...
July 12, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681655/effectiveness-and-safety-of-endoscopic-resection-for-gastric-gists-a-systematic-review
#6
Qiang Zhang, Liang-Qing Gao, Ze-Long Han, Xiao-Feng Li, Li-Hui Wang, Si-De Liu
AIMS: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of endoscopic resection for gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The effectiveness and safety of endoscopic resection were mainly assessed by complete resection rate, postoperative adverse event rate, and recurrence rate. Moreover, a comparison of endoscopic with laparoscopic resection for gastric GISTs was made through weighted mean difference by STATA 12.0 with regard to operation time, blood loss, and length of stay after including patients who underwent endoscopic or laparoscopic resection for gastric GISTs in the comparative studies...
July 6, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639836/development-of-a-2-dof-uterine-manipulator-with-led-illumination-system-as-a-new-transvaginal-uterus-amputation-device-for-gynecological-surgeries
#7
Serkan Dikici, Betül Aldemir Dikici, Hakan Eser, Erkin Gezgin, Özgün Başer, Savaş Şahin, Bülent Yılmaz, Hakan Oflaz
BACKGROUND: Hysterectomy, the most common major gynecological operation worldwide, consists of removal of the uterus and can be performed abdominally, vaginally, or laparoscopically. A uterine manipulator is a key device used for uterine manipulation and cannulation in hysterectomies. The challenges of conventional manipulators are to move the uterus in two distinct planes and to identify cervical landmarks during circular cut and coagulation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this study, a structural synthesis of the two degrees of freedom parallel manipulator was performed considering the constraints noted by surgeons...
June 22, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612670/optimal-approach-for-complete-liver-tumor-ablation-using-radiofrequency-ablation-a-simulation-study
#8
Sogol Givehchi, Yin How Wong, Chai Hong Yeong, Basri Johan Jeet Abdullah
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) electrode trajectory on complete tumor ablation using computational simulation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The RFA of a spherical tumor of 2.0 cm diameter along with 0.5 cm clinical safety margin was simulated using Finite Element Analysis software. A total of 86 points inside one-eighth of the tumor volume along the axial, sagittal and coronal planes were selected as the target sites for electrode-tip placement...
June 14, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608741/efficacy-and-safety-of-the-remove-system-for-otsc-%C3%A2-and-ftrd-%C3%A2-clip-removal-data-from-a-pmcf-analysis
#9
Antonio Caputo, Arthur Schmidt, Karel Caca, Peter Bauerfeind, Sebastian Schostek, Chi-Nghia Ho, Thomas Gottwald, Marc O Schurr
INTRODUCTION: The remOVE System (Ovesco Endoscopy AG, Tuebingen, Germany) is a medical device for the endoscopic removal of OTSC or FTRD clips (Ovesco Endoscopy AG, Tuebingen, Germany). The aim of this paper is to assess the efficacy and safety of this system. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 74 patients underwent clip extraction. The standard removal procedure comprises fragmenting the clip by applying an electrical direct current pulse at two opposing sides of the clip...
June 13, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608734/endovisually-guided-zero-radiation-ureteral-access-sheath-placement-during-ureterorenoscopy
#10
Seyed Mohammad Kazem Aghamir, Alborz Salavati
BACKGROUND: Almost all endourologic procedures use fluoroscopic imaging in some steps, which exposes both the patient and the surgical team to considerable amounts of radiation. Primary reports on results of a simple direct visual endoscopic access sheath placement technique which does not use fluoroscopy at all are presented. MATERIAL AND METHODS: First a semi-rigid ureteroscopy was carried out up to the renal pelvis, then the access sheath (36 cm, 11/13 Fr) without the obturator was placed over a 7...
June 13, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604288/laparoendoscopic-single-site-nephrectomy-for-hemodialysis-patients-with-dialysis-related-renal-tumors
#11
Kohei Takei, Mutsushi Yamasaki, Satoki Abe, Naoyuki Yamanaka, Shinya Sejiyama, Takahiro Narimatsu, Shinro Hata, Tadamasa Shibuya, Kenichi Hirai, Tadasuke Ando, Toshitaka Shin, Kenichi Mori, Yasuhiro Sumino, Takeo Nomura, Fuminori Sato, Toshiro Terachi, Hiromitsu Mimata
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) nephrectomy in hemodialysis patients, we compared outcomes between LESS nephrectomy and conventional laparoendoscopic nephrectomy in hemodialysis patients with dialysis-related renal tumors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 16 hemodialysis patients who underwent LESS nephrectomy (LESS-N; n = 8) or conventional laparoendoscopic nephrectomy (C-N; n = 8) between November 2003 and July 2012 were retrospectively evaluated...
June 12, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604147/nak-alloy-induced-in-vivo-tumor-ablation-therapy
#12
Wei Wang, Ying Liu, Huan Liu, Yonghui An, Qian Wang, Jing Liu
PURPOSE: Alkali metal ablation is newly emerging as an effective, economic and minimally invasive ablation therapy. This study is dedicated to demonstrate the high efficiency of NaK alloy ablation on in vivo tumors with different stages in mice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Panc02 tumor cells were injected into 21 female C57B/L mice, which were divided into three groups. Two experimental groups of mice received the same percutaneous NaK alloy injection for a week apart...
June 12, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604140/is-the-bipolar-vessel-sealer-device-an-effective-tool-in-robotic-surgery-a-retrospective-analysis-of-our-experience-and-a-meta-analysis-of-the-literature-about-different-robotic-procedures-by-investigating-operative-data-and-post-operative-course
#13
Monica Ortenzi, Roberto Ghiselli, Maddalena Baldarelli, Luca Cardinali, Mario Guerrieri
BACKGROUND: The latest robotic bipolar vessel sealing tools have been described to be effective allowing to perform procedures with reduced blood loss and shorter operative times. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and reliability of these devices applied in different robotic procedures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All robotic operations, between 2014 and 2016, were performed using the EndoWrist One VesselSealer (EWO, Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA), a bipolar fully wristed device...
June 12, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554242/a-new-visualization-method-for-navigated-bronchoscopy
#14
Pall Jens Reynisson, Erlend Fagertun Hofstad, Håkon Olav Leira, Christian Askeland, Thomas Langø, Hanne Sorger, Frank Lindseth, Tore Amundsen, Toril Anita Nagelhus Hernes
OBJECTIVE: In flexible endoscopy techniques, such as bronchoscopy, there is often a challenge visualizing the path from start to target based on preoperative data and accessing these during the procedure. An example of this is visualizing only the inside of central airways in bronchoscopy. Virtual bronchoscopy (VB) does not meet the pulmonologist's need to detect, define and sample the frequent targets outside the bronchial wall. Our aim was to develop and study a new visualization technique for navigated bronchoscopy...
May 30, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537508/a-randomized-controlled-trial-for-evaluation-of-lower-abdominal-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#15
Li Xu, Haidong Tan, Liguo Liu, Shuang Si, Yongliang Sun, Jia Huang, Manar Atyah, Zhiying Yang
BACKGROUND: To improve minimally invasive outcomes, we designed a new procedure, lower abdominal laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LALC). This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of LALC versus classical (CLC) and single-incision (SILC) laparoscopic cholecystectomy on reducing systemic acute inflammatory response, improving cosmesis, and postoperative pain relief. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Beginning from July 2014, 105 patients meeting the inclusion criteria were randomly assigned to three groups: LALC, CLC, and SILC...
May 24, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537446/clinical-outcomes-of-hypogastric-artery-occlusion-for-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#16
Wuttichai Saengprakai, Joost A van Herwaarden, George S Georgiadis, Worawong Slisatkorn, Frans L Moll
PURPOSE: To determine the midterm outcomes of internal iliac artery (IIA) coverage by a stent-graft in endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) under specific anatomic and technical circumstances. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From January 2003 until January 2014, 57 patients with aortoiliac aneurysms, including 20 with 24 IIA aneurysms (IIAAs), underwent EVAR with IIA coverage. IIAA diameter change or IIA thrombosis, buttock claudication, type II endoleak, and secondary interventions related to the IIA were studied...
May 24, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635406/concept-design-of-robotic-modules-for-needlescopic-surgery
#17
Shin Sen, Kanako Harada, Zackary Hewitt, Ekawahyu Susilo, Etsuko Kobayashi, Ichiro Sakuma
BACKGROUND: Many minimally invasive surgical procedures and assisting robotic systems have been developed to further minimize the number and size of incisions in the body surface. This paper presents a new idea combining the advantages of modular robotic surgery, single incision laparoscopic surgery and needlescopic surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the proposed concept, modules carrying therapeutic or diagnostic tools are inserted in the abdominal cavity from the navel as in single incision laparoscopic surgery and assembled to 3-mm needle shafts penetrating the abdominal wall...
August 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635405/effects-of-microwave-ablation-on-t-cell-subsets-and-cytokines-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
Haiwen Zhang, Xiaowei Hou, Hongjian Cai, Xingjun Zhuang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of microwave ablation on T-lymphocyte subsets and cytokines in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Peripheral blood was collected from 45 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma treated by microwave ablation before treatment, one week and one month after treatment. T cells (CD3+, CD4+ and CD8+ cells), CD4+ CD25+ Tregs, and CD16+ CD56+ NK cells were analyzed by flow cytometry. Levels of cytokines (IL-2, IFN-γ, TNF-α, IL-12, IL-4, IL-6, IL-8, and IL-10) were determined by a Luminex 200 analyzer...
August 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635404/safety-and-efficacy-of-hepasphere-50-100%C3%A2-%C3%AE-m-in-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#19
Charles Edouard Zurstrassen, Luiz Paulo De Oliveira Gireli, Chiang Jeng Tyng, Almir Galvão Vieira Bitencourt, Marcos Duarte Guimarães, Paula Nicole Vieira Barbosa, Aline Cristine Barbosa Santos Cavalcante, João Paulo Matushita Junior, Mauricio Kauark Amoedo, Felipe Jose Coimbra, Rogério Camargo Pinheiro Alves, Rubens Chojniak
AIM: To evaluate the effects of HepaSphere 50-100 μm (Merit Medical) as a doxorubicin carrier and embolization agent for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective analysis of 18 patients recruited from a national cancer center was conducted. This analysis evaluated the efficacy and safety of HepaSphere, as expressed by the treatment response rate (measured by the modified Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors, mRECIST) and by the prevalence of treatment-related adverse events, respectively...
August 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635403/psychomotor-skills-assessment-by-motion-analysis-in-minimally-invasive-surgery-on-an-animal-organ
#20
Erlend Fagertun Hofstad, Cecilie Våpenstad, Lars Eirik Bø, Thomas Langø, Esther Kuhry, Ronald Mårvik
BACKGROUND: A high level of psychomotor skills is required to perform minimally invasive surgery (MIS) safely. To be able to measure these skills is important in the assessment of surgeons, as it enables constructive feedback during training. The aim of this study was to test the validity of an objective and automatic assessment method using motion analysis during a laparoscopic procedure on an animal organ. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Experienced surgeons in laparoscopy (experts) and medical students (novices) performed a cholecystectomy on a porcine liver box model...
August 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
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