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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457928/an-atraumatic-retractor-for-interdisciplinary-use-in-conventional-laparoscopy-and-robotic-surgery
#1
Ibrahim Alkatout
BACKGROUND: The removal of obstacles from the surgical field is a crucial aspect of any procedure in gynecological, urological or visceral laparoscopic surgery. Reliable instruments and skilled assistance are essential for the smooth execution of procedures. Blunt forceps are commonly used to keep tissue away from the operating field. The range of existing instruments has been enhanced by the introduction of laparoscopic retractors. However, no laparoscopic retractor can be used without causing tissue damage...
February 19, 2018: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457345/robot-assisted-vs-freehand-pedicle-screw-fixation-in-spine-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-a-meta-analysis-of-comparative-studies
#2
Lingjia Yu, Xi Chen, Adam Margalit, Huiming Peng, Guixing Qiu, Wenwei Qian
BACKGROUND: Medical robotics has progressively become more compelling in modern orthopaedic surgery. Several studies comparing robot-assisted (RA) and freehand (FH) conventional techniques for pedicle screw fixation have been published, but the results are unclear. Here, we assessed current evidence regarding the efficiency, safety and accuracy of RA compared with FH techniques. METHODS: A literature search of PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library and Web of Science was performed to compare the differences between RA and FH in spine surgery...
February 19, 2018: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454718/the-learning-curve-for-robot-assisted-minimally-invasive-thoracoscopic-esophagectomy-results-from-312-cases
#3
Pieter C van der Sluis, Jelle P Ruurda, Sylvia van der Horst, Lucas Goense, Richard van Hillegersberg
BACKGROUND: Robot-assisted minimally invasive thoraco-laparoscopic esophagectomy (RAMIE) was developed in 2003. RAMIE was shown to be safe and oncologically effective. The aim of this study was to assess the learning curve and the proctoring program for a newly introduced surgeon (surgeon 2). METHODS: The "learning curve" was defined as the number of operations that must be performed by a surgeon to achieve a steady level of performance. Measures of proficiency to describe the learning curve of the proctor and the newly introduced surgeon 2 included: operating time, blood loss and conversion rates and were analyzed using the cumulative sum (CUSUM) method...
February 15, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454444/minimally-invasive-pancreatoduodenectomy-is-the-incidence-of-clinically-relevant-postoperative-pancreatic-fistula-comparable-to-that-after-open-pancreatoduodenectomy
#4
Olga Kantor, Henry A Pitt, Mark S Talamonti, Kevin K Roggin, David J Bentrem, Richard A Prinz, Marshall S Baker
BACKGROUND: Studies evaluating the efficacy of minimally invasive approaches to pancreatoduodenectomy (MIS-PD) compared to open pancreatioduodenectomy (OPD) have been limited by selection bias and mixed outcomes. METHODS: ACS-NSQIP 2014-2015 pancreas procedure-targeted data were used to identify patients undergoing PD. Intention-to-treat analysis was performed. RESULTS: Of 7907 PD patients, 1277 (16%) underwent MIS-PD: 776 (61%) robotic or laparoscopic PD, 304 (24%) hybrid, and 197 (15%) unplanned conversions...
March 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454392/soft-robotic-devices-for-hand-rehabilitation-and-assistance-a-narrative-review
#5
REVIEW
Chia-Ye Chu, Rita M Patterson
INTRODUCTION: The debilitating effects on hand function from a number of a neurologic disorders has given rise to the development of rehabilitative robotic devices aimed at restoring hand function in these patients. To combat the shortcomings of previous traditional robotics, soft robotics are rapidly emerging as an alternative due to their inherent safety, less complex designs, and increased potential for portability and efficacy. While several groups have begun designing devices, there are few devices that have progressed enough to provide clinical evidence of their design's therapeutic abilities...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453902/perioperative-outcome-and-complications-following-laparoscopic-versus-robotic-assisted-dismembered-pyeloplasty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
REVIEW
Alexander Light, Sandeep Karthikeyan, Sachan Maruthan, Oussama ElHage, Hansjörg Danuser, Prokar Dasgupta
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the current difference between dismembered robotic-assisted pyeloplasty (RP) and laparoscopic pyeloplasty (LP) in the treatment of pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction (PUJO) patients as of June 26 2017, focusing on operative time, length of hospital stay, complication rate, and success rate. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We searched PubMed, Medline, and Embase databases, consulted experts, reviewed reference lists, used the related articles PubMed feature, and reviewed scientific meeting abstracts for eligible articles from 1993 to June 26 2017...
February 17, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453731/patient-perceptions-of-acute-pain-and-activity-disruption-following-inguinal-hernia-repair-a-propensity-matched-comparison-of-robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-and-open-approaches
#7
James G Bittner Iv, Lawrence W Cesnik, Thomas Kirwan, Laurie Wolf, Dongjing Guo
Few publications describe the potential benefit of robotic-assisted inguinal hernia repair on acute postoperative groin pain (APGP). This study compared patients' perceptions of APGP, activity limitation, and overall satisfaction after robotic-assisted- (R), laparoscopic (L), or open (O) inguinal hernia repair (IHR). Random samples of patients from two web-based research panels and surgical practices were screened for patients who underwent IHR between October 28, 2015 and November 1, 2016. Qualified patients were surveyed to assess perceived APGP at 1 week postoperatively, activity disruption, and overall satisfaction...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453730/robotic-assisted-bladder-diverticulectomy-point-of-technique-to-identify-the-diverticulum
#8
Annelisse Ashton, Ricardo Soares, Venkata Ramana Murthy Kusuma, Dimitrios Moschonas, Matthew Perry, Krishna Patil
We aim to outline our technique of performing a robotic-assisted bladder diverticulectomy at our institution and report our surgical outcomes. We report the cases of three robotic-assisted bladder diverticulectomies, performed at the Royal Surrey County Hospital during the period of January 2014 to December 2015. Patient was positioned in low dorsal lithotomy position. A 6Fr double-J stent was prophylactically inserted at the start of the procedure. Foley catheter was placed over guide wire into the diverticulum and balloon inflated on the diverticulum neck...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453729/perioperative-outcomes-of-robotic-hysterectomy-with-mini-laparotomy-versus-open-hysterectomy-for-uterus-weighing-more-than-250-g
#9
Natasha Gupta, Shanti Mohling, Rebecca Mckendrick, Rayan Elkattah, Jenny Holcombe, Robert S Furr, Todd Boren, Stephen DePasquale
To compare perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing robotic hysterectomy and extraction of specimen via mini-laparotomy (RHML) versus open hysterectomy (OH) when uterus weighs more than 250 g. To study the factors determining the length of hospital stay in 2 groups. A retrospective analysis of all hysterectomies performed for uterus weighing more than 250 g from the year 2012 to 2015 was conducted. A total of 140 patients were divided into 2 groups based on the type of surgery; RHML (n = 82) and OH (n = 58)...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453728/single-site-port-robotic-assisted-hysterectomy-an-update
#10
REVIEW
Christos Iavazzo, Evelyn Eleni Minis, Ioannis D Gkegkes
Single-incision approach in robotic gynecology is a relatively new concept. The role of single-port systems in robotic hysterectomy, their advantages and disadvantages, as well as the technical challenges, are still under investigation. A systematic review was performed by searching in PubMed and Scopus databases. In 810 out of 1225 patients, hysterectomy was performed for non-neoplastic disease. Single-Site ® was the most common port system. Duration of the procedure and relative blood loss ranged from 60 to 311 min and 7 to 750 ml, respectively...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453652/significance-of-the-nonneoplastic-renal-parenchymal-findings-in-robotic-partial-nephrectomy-series
#11
Ercan Malkoç, Matthew J Maurice, Oktay Akça, Önder Kara, Homayoun Zargar, Hiury Andrade, Daniel Ramirez, Peter Caputo, Robert Stein, Demirjian Sevag, Jihad H Kaouk
AIM: To describe the pathological characteristics of the peritumoral non-neoplastic renal parenchyma (NNRP) and to investigate their impact on long-term renal function after partial nephrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In our institutional robotic partial nephrectomy database, we identified 394 cases with pathological assessment of the NNRP and long-term postoperative renal functional follow-up. The NNRP was classified as normal (healthy renal parenchyma) or abnormal, based on the presence of arteriosclerosis, glomerulosclerosis, interstitial fibrosis, interstitial inflammation, and/or tubulopapillary hyperplasia...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453171/finger-strength-individuation-and-their-interaction-relationship-to-hand-function-and-corticospinal-tract-injury-after-stroke
#12
Eric T Wolbrecht, Justin B Rowe, Vicky Chan, Morgan L Ingemanson, Steven C Cramer, David J Reinkensmeyer
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to determine the relative contributions of finger weakness and reduced finger individuation to reduced hand function after stroke, and their association with corticospinal tract (CST) injury. METHODS: We measured individuated and synergistic maximum voluntary contractions (MVCs) of the index and middle fingers, in both flexion and extension, of 26 individuals with a chronic stroke using a robotic exoskeleton. We quantified finger strength and individuation, and defined a novel metric that combines them - "multifinger capacity"...
February 3, 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452857/impact-of-the-off-clamp-endoscopic-robot-assisted-simple-enucleation-erase-of-clinical-t1-renal-tumors-on-the-postoperative-renal-function-results-from-a-matched-pair-comparison
#13
Andrea Mari, Simone Morselli, Francesco Sessa, Riccardo Campi, Fabrizio Di Maida, Isabella Greco, Giampaolo Siena, Agostino Tuccio, Gianni Vittori, Sergio Serni, Marco Carini, Andrea Minervini
PURPOSE: To evaluate the surgical and functional outcomes of a matched-paired series of on-clamp vs off-clamp endoscopic robot-assisted simple enucleation (ERASE) and standardized renorraphy in a tertiary referral institution, to search for predictors of functional drop after surgery and to investigate the influence of off-clamp technique in patients presenting these characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A matched-pair comparison of 120 on-clamp vs 120 off-clamp over 491 patients treated with ERASE was performed...
February 13, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451446/improving-patient-safety-during-introduction-of-novel-medical-devices-through-cumulative-summation-analysis
#14
Vejay N Vakharia, Roman Rodionov, Andrew W McEvoy, Anna Miserocchi, Rachel Sparks, Aidan G O'Keeffe, Sebastien Ourselin, John S Duncan
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to implement cumulative summation (CUSUM) analysis as an early-warning detection and quality assurance system for preclinical testing of the iSYS1 novel robotic trajectory guidance system. METHODS Anatomically accurate 3D-printed skull phantoms were created for 3 patients who underwent implantation of 21 stereoelectroencephalography electrodes by surgeons using the current standard of care (frameless technique). Implantation schema were recreated using the iSYS1 system, and paired accuracy measures were compared with the previous frameless implantations...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451399/assistive-technology-for-communication-of-older-adults-a-systematic-review
#15
Thaiany Pedrozo Campos Antunes, Acary Souza Bulle de Oliveira, Robert Hudec, Tania Brusque Crocetta, Jennifer Yohanna Ferreira de Lima Antão, Renata Thais de Almeida Barbosa, Regiani Guarnieri, Thais Massetti, David M Garner, Luiz Carlos de Abreu
OBJECTIVE: Describe the use of assistive technology to enhance communication opportunities for older adults. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted in two databases, PubMed and Web of Science, by using two different searches in each. The search was limited to original articles, in English language, including people aged 60 years and older that used any type of assistive technology for communication. The articles found in the initial search were filtered by title, abstracts and the remaining articles were fully read...
February 16, 2018: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451105/human-automation-interaction-for-multiple-robot-control-the-effect-of-varying-automation-assistance-and-individual-differences-on-operator-performance
#16
Julia L Wright, Jessie Y C Chen, Michael J Barnes
In a human-automation interaction study, automation assistance level (AL) was investigated for its effects on operator performance in a dynamic, multi-tasking environment. Participants supervised a convoy of manned and unmanned vehicles traversing a simulated environment in three AL conditions, while maintaining situation awareness and identifying targets. Operators' situation awareness, target detection performance, workload, and individual differences were evaluated. Results show increasing AL generally improved task performance and decreased perceived workload, however differential effects due to operator spatial ability and perceived attentional control were found...
February 16, 2018: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450825/unplanned-robotic-assisted-conversion-to-open-colorectal-surgery-is-associated-with-adverse-outcomes
#17
Yongjin F Lee, Jeremy Albright, Warqaa M Akram, Juan Wu, Jane Ferraro, Robert K Cleary
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic conversion-to-open colorectal surgery is associated with worse outcomes when compared to operations completed without conversion. Consequences of robotic conversion have not yet been determined. The purpose of this study is to compare short-term outcomes of converted robotic colorectal cases with those that are completed without conversion, as well as with cases done by the open approach. METHODS: The ACS-NSQIP database was queried for patients who underwent robotic completed, robotic converted-to-open, and open colorectal resection between 2012 and 2015...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450803/a-rare-case-of-acute-presentation-of-trocar-site-hernia-from-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy
#18
Zi Qin Ng, Richard Pemberton, Patrick Tan
Trocar site hernia is not a common acute complication encountered after robot-assisted surgery, especially in the urological cohort of patients. A few case reports of small bowel obstruction secondary to incarceration by trocar site hernia have been described in gynaecological surgery and prostatectomies. As the clinical presentation is non-specific, late diagnosis has significant implication on morbidity and mortality. Here, we present a rare case of a patient with recent robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for a renal cell carcinoma presented with features of impending bowel obstruction secondary to incarcerated small bowel in the trocar site...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450567/coronal-tibial-anteromedial-tunnel-location-has-minimal-effect-on-knee-biomechanics
#19
Shigehiro Asai, Donghwi Kim, Yuichi Hoshino, Chan-Woong Moon, Akira Maeyama, Monica Linde, Patrick Smolinski, Freddie H Fu
PURPOSE: Studies have found anatomic variation in the coronal position of the insertion site of anteromedial (AM) bundle of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) on the tibia, which can lead to questions about tunnel placement during ACL reconstruction. The purpose of this study was to determine how mediolateral placement of the tibial AM graft tunnel in double-bundle ACL reconstructions affects knee biomechanics. METHODS: Two different types of double-bundle ACL reconstructions were performed...
February 15, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449761/active-localization-and-tracking-of-needle-and-target-in-robotic-image-guided-intervention-systems
#20
Mark Renfrew, Mark Griswold, M Cenk Çavuşoğlu
This paper describes a framework of algorithms for the active localization and tracking of flexible needles and targets during image-guided percutaneous interventions. The needle and target configurations are tracked by Bayesian filters employing models of the needle and target motions and measurements of the current system state obtained from an intra-operative imaging system which is controlled by an entropy-minimizing active localization algorithm. Versions of the system were built using particle and unscented Kalman filters and their performance was measured using both simulations and hardware experiments with real magnetic resonance imaging data of needle insertions into gel phantoms...
January 2018: Autonomous Robots
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