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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441857/-clinical-exploratory-application-of-robotic-resection-of-tumor-in-segment-%C3%A2-a-report-for-7-cases
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Y Y Song, R Liu, G D Zhao, W B Tang, M G Hu, C G Li
Objective: To investigate the feasibility and security of robotic resection of tumor in segment Ⅷ primarily. Methods: The clinicopathologic data of 7 patients who underwent robotic resection of tumor in segment Ⅷ using daVinci robotic system in the Department of Hepato-pancreato-biliary Surgical Oncology, Chinese PLA General Hospital from June 2016 to December 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. The lesion size, the tumor malignance degree mean operation time, intraoperative blood loss and the rate of conversion to laparotomy, postoperative hospital stay, mobidity and motality of all the 7 patients were collected...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440627/composite-micro-posts-with-high-dry-adhesion-strength
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Helen K Minsky, Kevin T Turner
Interfaces with enhanced and tunable adhesion have applications in a broad range of fields, including microtransfer printing of semiconductors, grippers on robots, and component handling in manufacturing. Here, a composite post structure with a stiff core and compliant shell is used to achieve enhanced adhesion under normal loading. Loading the composite structure in shear significantly reduces the effective adhesion strength, thus providing tunability. The composite posts can be used as stamps in microtransfer printing processes or as building blocks of large area tunable surfaces composed of arrays of posts...
April 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440516/-current-status-and-changes-of-metabolic-and-bariatric-surgery-in-china
#3
Jingang Liu
Through continuous development, metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) has become widely recognized in academic and medical circles. In China, the volume of MBS operations has increased year by year. Therapeutic goals of MBS have evolved from treating obesity to treating Type 2 diabetes mellitus, and further to treating a series of obesity-associated metabolic diseases (including conditions in the endocrine system, circulatory system, respiratory system, reproductive system, and etc). Surgical approach of MBS has also been evolving continuously...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440369/a-variable-stiffness-dielectric-elastomer-actuator-based-on-electrostatic-chucking
#4
Hiroya Imamura, Kevin Kadooka, Minoru Taya
Dielectric elastomer actuators (DEA) are one type of promising artificial muscle; however, applications of bending-type DEA for robotic end-effectors may be limited by their low stiffness and ability to resist external loads without buckling. Unimorph DEA can produce large out-of-plane deformation suitable for use as robotic end effectors; however, design of such actuators for large displacement comes at the cost of low stiffness and blocking force. This work proposes and demonstrates a variable stiffness dielectric elastomer actuator (VSDEA) consisting of a plurality of unimorph DEA units operating in parallel, which can exhibit variable electrostatic chucking to modulate the structure's bending stiffness...
April 25, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440095/what-does-the-literature-say-about-using-robots-on-children-with-disabilities
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Antonio Miguel Cruz, Adriana María Ríos Rincón, William Ricardo Rodríguez Dueñas, Daniel Alejandro Quiroga Torres, Andrés Felipe Bohórquez-Heredia
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to examine the extent and type of robots used for the rehabilitation and education of children and young people with CP and ASD and the associated outcomes. METHODS: The scholarly literature was systematically searched and analyzed. Articles were included if they reported the results of robots used or intended to be used for the rehabilitation and education of children and young people with CP and ASD during play and educative and social interaction activities...
April 25, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439772/neuromonitoring-in-endoscopic-and-robotic-thyroidectomy
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REVIEW
Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Hoon Yub Kim, Che-Wei Wu, Matteo Lavazza, Gabriele Materazzi, Celestino Pio Lombardi, Angkoon Anuwong, Ralph P Tufano
Intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) has proven effective for intraoperative verification of RLN function in the conventional thyroid surgery. However, no studies have performed a systematic evidence-based assessment of this novel health technology in endoscopic and robotic thyroidectomy. Evidence-based criteria were used in a systematic review of relevant literature for years 2000-2015. Four electronic databases (CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Cochrane and EMBASE) were used to retrieve relevant reports published from January 1, 2000 to September 1, 2016...
April 24, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439744/change-in-cost-after-5%C3%A2-years-of-experience-with-robotic-assisted-hysterectomy-for-the-treatment-of-endometrial-cancer
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Andrea M Avondstondt, Michelle Wallenstein, Christopher R D'Adamo, Robert M Ehsanipoor
Health care costs are an important consideration in the decision of hysterectomy routes and robotic surgery is often critiqued for its high cost. We sought to compare the cost of robotic-assisted hysterectomies performed after initial acquisition of the robotic surgical system to cases performed after 5 years of experience. The first 20 patients at a community teaching hospital who underwent robotic-assisted hysterectomy for endometrial cancer by a single gynecologic oncology surgeon were designated Group 1 and 20 patients undergoing robotic hysterectomies 5 years later for the same indication were designated Group 2...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439696/back-to-the-future-part-1-the-medico-legal-autopsy-from-ancient-civilization-to-the-post-genomic-era
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REVIEW
Giovanni Cecchetto, Thomas Bajanowski, Rossana Cecchi, Donata Favretto, Silke Grabherr, Takaki Ishikawa, Toshikazu Kondo, Massimo Montisci, Heidi Pfeiffer, Maurizio Rippa Bonati, Dina Shokry, Marielle Vennemann, Santo Davide Ferrara
Part 1 of the review "Back to the Future" examines the historical evolution of the medico-legal autopsy and microscopy techniques, from Ancient Civilization to the Post-Genomic Era. In the section focusing on "The Past", the study of historical sources concerning the origins and development of the medico-legal autopsy, from the Bronze Age until the Middle Ages, shows how, as early as 2000 BC, the performance of autopsies for medico-legal purposes was a known and widespread practice in some ancient civilizations in Egypt, the Far East and later in Europe...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439680/microbiological-evaluation-of-infected-pelvic-lymphocele-after-robotic-prostatectomy-potential-predictors-for-culture-positivity-and-selection-of-the-best-empirical-antimicrobial-therapy
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Alaa Hamada, Catalina Hwang, Jorge Fleisher, Ingolf Tuerk
OBJECTIVES: To examine symptomatology and microbiology of infected lymphocele (LC) post-robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy and pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) and to assess for potential predictors for LC fluid culture positivity. Secondly, to provide general recommendations about use of select antimicrobial therapy. METHODS: This was a single-center, IRB-approved, retrospective, case series review conducted between October 2008 and October 2014. Data included symptomatology, microbiology of symptomatic LC in men post-robotic prostatectomy and PLND...
April 24, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438626/near-infrared-intraoperative-molecular-imaging-can-identify-metastatic-lymph-nodes-in-prostate-cancer
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Leilei Xia, Ryan Zeh, Jack Mizelle, Andrew Newton, Jarrod Predina, Shuming Nie, Sunil Singhal, Thomas J Guzzo
OBJECTIVE: To propose a novel method to perform indocyanine green (ICG) based near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging during pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) for prostate cancer patients with lymph node metastasis (LNM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prostate cancer cell line PC3 was used to establish xenograft model in NOD/SCID mouse. After tumor growth, mice were injected through the tail vein with ICG. Xenografts and surrounding tissues were imaged with NIR camera 24 hours after intravenous ICG and tumor-to-background ratios (TBRs) were calculated...
April 21, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438431/phantom-to-clinic-development-of-hypofractionated-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-early-stage-glottic-laryngeal-cancer
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Chuxiong Ding, Stephen G Chun, Baran D Sumer, Lucien A Nedzi, Ramzi E Abdulrahman, John S Yordy, Pam Lee, Brian Hrycushko, Timothy D Solberg, Chul Ahn, Robert D Timmerman, David L Schwartz
The purpose of this study was to commission and clinically test a robotic stereotactic delivery system (CyberKnife, Sunnyvale, CA) to treat early-stage glottic laryngeal cancer. We enrolled 15 patients with cTis-T2N0M0 carcinoma of the glottic larynx onto an institutional review board (IRB)-approved clinical trial. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) plans prescribed 45 Gy/10 fractions to the involved hemilarynx. SBRT dosimetry was compared with (1) standard carotid-sparing laryngeal intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and (2) selective hemilaryngeal IMRT...
April 21, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437670/a-case-report-of-invasive-candidiasis-and-fungal-osteomyelitis-mimicking-oropharyngeal-carcinoma-recurrence-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-following-transoral-robotic-surgery
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Hong Yu Tan, Jenny Guek-Hong Low, Elizabeth Roche, Hiang Khoon Tan
INTRODUCTION: Transoral robotic surgery(TORS) for the excision of oropharyngeal tumour is increasingly considered for its lower rates of postoperative complications and better functional outcomes. However, we report a case of invasive candidiasis in an immunocompetent patient with previous radiation therapy years ago who underwent TORS recently. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55year old Chinese female with previous radiation therapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma diagnosed in 1986 underwent wide excision of a newly diagnosed oropharyngeal carcinoma with TORS...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437399/high-robot
#13
Erin Biba
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 18, 2017: Scientific American
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437272/review-of-effectiveness-of-an-integrated-video-recording-and-replaying-system-in-robotic-surgical-training-by-yang-k-perez-m-hubert-n-hossu-g-perrenot-c-hubert-j-in-ann-surg-265-521-526-2017
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Vishwanath Chegireddy, Aurelia T Perdanasari, Larry H Hollier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437021/optimal-outcome-achievement-in-partial-nephrectomy-for-t1-renal-masses-a-contemporary-analysis-of-open-and-robotic-cases
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Matthew J Maurice, Daniel Ramirez, Önder Kara, Ercan Malkoç, Ryan J Nelson, Khaled Fareed, Robert J Stein, Amr F Fergany, Jihad H Kaouk
OBJECTIVES: To compare optimal outcome achievement between open and robotic partial nephrectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Using our institutional partial nephrectomy database, we reviewed 605 cases performed for unifocal clinical T1 renal masses in non-solitary kidneys from 2011-2015. Tetrafecta, which was defined as negative surgical margins, freedom from perioperative complications, ≥80% renal functional preservation, and no chronic kidney disease upstaging, was chosen as the composite optimal outcome...
April 24, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436902/learning-to-predict-consequences-as-a-method-of-knowledge-transfer-in-reinforcement-learning
#16
Eric Chalmers, Edgar Bermudez Contreras, Brandon Robertson, Artur Luczak, Aaron Gruber
The reinforcement learning (RL) paradigm allows agents to solve tasks through trial-and-error learning. To be capable of efficient, long-term learning, RL agents should be able to apply knowledge gained in the past to new tasks they may encounter in the future. The ability to predict actions' consequences may facilitate such knowledge transfer. We consider here domains where an RL agent has access to two kinds of information: agent-centric information with constant semantics across tasks, and environment-centric information, which is necessary to solve the task, but with semantics that differ between tasks...
April 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436890/in-situ-force-augmentation-improves-surface-contact-and-force-control
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Randy Lee, Roberta Klatzky, George Stetten
Surgeons routinely perform surgery with noisy, sub-threshold, or obscured visual and haptic feedback, either due to the necessary surgical approach, or because the systems on which they are operating are exceedingly delicate. Technological solutions incorporating haptic feedback augmentation have been proposed to address these difficulties, but the consequences for motor control have not been directly investigated and quantified. In this paper, we present two isometric force generation tasks performed with a hand-held robotic tool that provides in-situ augmentation of force sensation...
April 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Haptics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436880/a-human-robot-co-manipulation-approach-based-on-human-sensorimotor-information
#18
Luka Peternel, Nikos Tsagarakis, Arash Ajoudani
This paper aims to improve the interaction and coordination between the human and the robot in cooperative execution of complex, powerful and dynamic tasks. We propose a novel approach that integrates online information about the human motor function and manipulability properties into the hybrid controller of the assistive robot. Through this human-inthe- loop framework, the robot can adapt to the human motor behaviour and provide the appropriate assistive response in different phases of the cooperative task...
April 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436503/stimuli-responsive-hydrogel-microfibers-with-controlled-anisotropic-shrinkage-and-cross-sectional-geometries
#19
Shunsuke Nakajima, Ryuji Kawano, Hiroaki Onoe
Stimuli-responsive microfibers are fabricated by extruding mixed solutions of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-acrylic acid) (pNIPAM-AAc) and sodium alginate (Na-alginate) using a microfluidic spinning system. The fabricated microfibers shrink and swell with temperature and/or pH. By controlling the extruded laminar flow, microfibers capable of anisotropic shrinkage are fabricated. Cross-sectional microscale geometries of microfibers, including double layering and hollowness, are successfully controlled by patterning the laminar flow during microfiber formation, resulting in hydrogels capable of folding/unfolding motions and fluid pumping...
April 24, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436490/solitonic-josephson-based-meminductive-systems
#20
Claudio Guarcello, Paolo Solinas, Massimiliano Di Ventra, Francesco Giazotto
Memristors, memcapacitors, and meminductors represent an innovative generation of circuit elements whose properties depend on the state and history of the system. The hysteretic behavior of one of their constituent variables, is their distinctive fingerprint. This feature endows them with the ability to store and process information on the same physical location, a property that is expected to benefit many applications ranging from unconventional computing to adaptive electronics to robotics. Therefore, it is important to find appropriate memory elements that combine a wide range of memory states, long memory retention times, and protection against unavoidable noise...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
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