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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522928/systematic-review-of-open-versus-laparoscopic-versus-robot-assisted-nephroureterectomy
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Emma Mullen, Kamran Ahmed, Ben Challacombe
Upper tract urothelial carcinoma is a relatively uncommon malignancy. The gold standard treatment for this type of neoplasm is an open radical nephroureterectomy with excision of the bladder cuff. This systematic review compares the perioperative and oncologic outcomes for the open surgical method with the alternative surgical management options of laparoscopic nephroureterectomy and robot-assisted nephroureterectomy (RANU). MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, and Cochrane Library databases were searched using a sensitive search strategy...
2017: Reviews in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521787/robot-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-as-treatment-of-a-giant-bulla
#2
Rosa Roemers, Kornelis Patberg, Caroline van de Wauwer, Tam Nguyen, Ghada Shahin
BACKGROUND: A bulla is a marked enlarged space within the parenchyma of the lung. Bullae may cause dyspnea by compressing healthy lung parenchyma and can cause a pneumothorax. Also, bullae are associated with malignancy, therefore surgical bullectomy is indicated on preventive basis. This case is unique and therefore valuable because of the remarkable presentation, innovative treatment and the spectacular improvement of lung function and socio-economic performance of the patient. CASE PRESENTATION: In this case report we describe the presentation, minimally invasive surgical treatment by means of a robot-assisted lobectomy and postoperative outcome of a young patient with a giant congenital bulla of the left upper lobe...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516964/barbed-reposition-pharyngoplasty-in-multilevel-robotic-surgery-for-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
#3
C Vicini, G Meccariello, G Cammaroto, M Rashwan, F Montevecchi
The surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea in patients who are non-compliant with continuous positive airway pressure therapy still represents a valid alternative. In recent years, the multilevel approach is becoming more diffuse in routine surgical practice, especially since the introduction of transoral robotic surgery. Barbed reposition pharyngoplasty in multilevel robotic surgery for OSA may represent a valid option to surgically approach the soft palate. Herein, we describe the technique and preliminary results of our experience...
June 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516316/venous-thromboembolism-after-nephrectomy-incidence-timing-and-associated-risk-factors-from-a-national-multi-institutional-database
#4
Brian J Jordan, Richard S Matulewicz, Brian Trihn, Shilajit Kundu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after nephrectomy with specific focus on event timing and location (before or after hospital discharge) in order to identify modifiable risk factors and establish benchmarks for preventive interventions. METHODS: Using the ACS-NSQIP database, we identified patients undergoing nephrectomy from 2006 to 2012. Patients were analyzed in two cohorts: collectively and by surgical approach [open vs. lap/robotic (MIS)]...
May 17, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516300/predicting-surgical-skill-from-the-first-n-seconds-of-a-task-value-over-task-time-using-the-isogony-principle
#5
Anna French, Thomas S Lendvay, Robert M Sweet, Timothy M Kowalewski
PURPOSE: Most evaluations of surgical workflow or surgeon skill use simple, descriptive statistics (e.g., time) across whole procedures, thereby deemphasizing critical steps and potentially obscuring critical inefficiencies or skill deficiencies. In this work, we examine off-line, temporal clustering methods that chunk training procedures into clinically relevant surgical tasks or steps during robot-assisted surgery. METHODS: Features calculated from the isogony principle are used to train four common machine learning algorithms from dry-lab laparoscopic data gathered from three common training exercises...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515758/medical-robots-in-cardiac-surgery-application-and-perspectives
#6
Karolina Kroczek, Piotr Kroczek, Zbigniew Nawrat
Medical robots offer new standards and opportunities for treatment. This paper presents a review of the literature and market information on the current situation and future perspectives for the applications of robots in cardiac surgery. Currently in the United States, only 10% of thoracic surgical procedures are conducted using robots, while globally this value remains below 1%. Cardiac and thoracic surgeons use robotic surgical systems increasingly often. The goal is to perform more than one hundred thousand minimally invasive robotic surgical procedures every year...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515452/trends-and-outcomes-of-surgical-treatment-for-colorectal-cancer-between-2004-and-2012-an-analysis-using-national-inpatient-database
#7
Meng-Tse Gabriel Lee, Chong-Chi Chiu, Chia-Chun Wang, Chia-Na Chang, Shih-Hao Lee, Matthew Lee, Tzu-Chun Hsu, Chien-Chang Lee
Limited data are available for the epidemiology and outcome of colorectal cancer in relation to the three main surgical treatment modalities (open, laparoscopic and robotic). Using the US National Inpatient Sample database from 2004 to 2012, we identified 1,265,684 hospitalized colorectal cancer patients. Over the 9 year period, there was a 13.5% decrease in the number of hospital admissions and a 43.5% decrease in in-hospital mortality. Comparing the trend of surgical modalities, there was a 35.4% decrease in open surgeries, a 3...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513095/research-of-the-master-slave-robot-surgical-system-with-the-function-of-force-feedback
#8
Yunyong Shi, Chaozheng Zhou, Le Xie, Yongjun Chen, Jun Jiang, Zhenfeng Zhang, Ze Deng
BACKGROUND: Surgical robots lack force feedback, which may lead to operation errors. In order to improve surgical outcomes, this research developed a new master-slave surgical robot, which was designed with an integrated force sensor. METHODS: The new structure designed for the master-slave robot employs a force feedback mechanism. A six-dimensional force sensor was mounted on the tip of the slave robot's actuator. Sliding model control was adopted to control the slave robot...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508529/mastery-learning-does-the-method-of-learning-make-a-difference-in-skills-acquisition-for-robotic-surgery
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Karen L Siroen, Christopher D W Ward, Abelardo Escoto, Michael D Naish, Yves Bureau, Rajni V Patel, Christopher M Schlachta, Sayra M Cristancho, Ana Luisa Trejos
BACKGROUND: Few studies compare the effectiveness of blocked vs random practice conditions in minimally invasive surgery training, and none have evaluated these in robotic surgery training. METHODS: The dV-Trainer(®) and the da Vinci(®) Surgical System (dVSS) were used to compare practice conditions. Forty-two participants were randomized into blocked and random practice groups. Each participant performed five tasks: Ring Walk, Thread the Rings, Needle Targeting, Suture Sponge and Tubes Level 2...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508348/cost-analysis-of-minimally-invasive-radical-hysterectomy-for-cervical-cancer-performed-by-a-single-surgeon-in-an-italian-center-an-update-in-gynecologic-oncological-field
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Antonio Pellegrino, Gianluca Raffaello Damiani, Giorgio Fachechi, Cecilia Pirovano, Maria Gaetani, Aly Youssef
The objective of this study is to perform an economic analysis and examine the influence of procedural volume of our hospital, evaluating the accounting systems of Robotic radical hysterectomy (RRH) vs Laparoscopic radical hysterectomy (TLRH) in patients with cervical carcinoma, due to the costs widely variable and lack in literature. Costs were collected prospectively, from March 2010 to March 2016. Direct costs were determined by examining the overall medical pathway for each type of intervention. 52 patients with cervical carcinoma, which were matched by age, body mass index, tumor size, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage, comorbidity, previous neoadjuvant chemotherapy, histology type, and tumor grade to obtain homogeneous samples...
May 15, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508108/stone-in-ectopic-pelvic-pancake-kidney-a-surgical-challenge-overcome-by-robotic-surgery
#11
Santosh Kumar, Kshitij Bishnoi, Vikas Kumar Panwar, Adarsh Kumar, Manjeet Kumar Sharma
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May 15, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506597/a-practice-pattern-assessment-of-members-of-the-society-of-pediatric-urology-for-evaluation-and-treatment-of-urinary-tract-dilation
#12
Jessica N Jackson, Rebecca S Zee, Allison N Martin, Sean T Corbett, C D Anthony Herndon
INTRODUCTION: Over the last decade the literature, including a multidisciplinary consensus statement, has supported a paradigm shift in management of urinary tract dilation, yet the impact on practice patterns has not been well documented. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to elucidate specific practice patterns for treatment of prenatal unilateral urinary tract dilation and to assess surgical intervention patterns for ureteropelvic junction obstruction. STUDY DESIGN: An online survey was distributed to 234 pediatric urologists through the Society of Pediatric Urology...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505037/getting-ready-for-the-first-robotic-prostatectomy-from-basics-to-real-practice
#13
Christian Wagner, Victor Srougi, Rafael Sanchez-Salas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) has been embraced by urologists and has become a treatment standard in many countries already. Learning how to perform a RARP is challenging and has not yet been standardized. The current review summarizes the latest concepts regarding the most effective way of training for RARP. RECENT FINDINGS: The strategy to learn RARP should comprise didactic activities, skills lab training, participating in surgeries and mentorship...
May 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503809/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-versus-open-partial-nephrectomy-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-propensity-score-matched-comparative-analysis-of-surgical-outcomes
#14
Toshio Takagi, Tsunenori Kondo, Hidekazu Tachibana, Junpei Iizuka, Kenji Omae, Hirohito Kobayashi, Kazuhiko Yoshida, Kazunari Tanabe
OBJECTIVES: To compare surgical outcomes between robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy and open partial nephrectomy in patients with chronic kidney disease. METHODS: Of 550 patients who underwent partial nephrectomy between 2012 and 2015, 163 patients with T1-2 renal tumors who had an estimated glomerular filtration rate between 30 and 60 mL/min/1.73 m(2) , and underwent robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy or open partial nephrectomy were retrospectively analyzed...
May 14, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503234/error-reporting-from-the-da-vinci-surgical-system-in-robotic-surgery-a-canadian-multispecialty-experience-at-a-single-academic-centre
#15
Emad Rajih, Côme Tholomier, Beatrice Cormier, Vanessa Samouëlian, Thomas Warkus, Moishe Liberman, Hugues Widmer, Jean-Baptiste Lattouf, Abdullah M Alenizi, Malek Meskawi, Roger Valdivieso, Pierre-Alain Hueber, Pierre I Karakewicz, Assaad El-Hakim, Kevin C Zorn
INTRODUCTION: The goal of the study is to evaluate and report on the third-generation da Vinci surgical (Si) system malfunctions. METHODS: A total of 1228 robotic surgeries were performed between January 2012 and December 2015 at our academic centre. All cases were performed by using a single, dual console, four-arm, da Vinci Si robot system. The three specialties included urology, gynecology, and thoracic surgery. Studied outcomes included the robotic surgical error types, immediate consequences, and operative side effects...
May 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500580/is-right-colectomy-a-complete-learning-procedure-for-a-robotic-surgical-program
#16
Paolo Raimondi, Francesco Marchegiani, Massimo Cieri, Annadomenica Cichella, Roberto Cotellese, Paolo Innocenti
This study analyses the utility of right colectomy as a learning procedure at the beginning of a robotic surgical program. The hypothesis is that right colectomy contains all the technical steps necessary to acquire basic abilities in robotics surgery. The first 23 consecutive robotic right colectomy performed at the beginning of a robotic program were analysed. All surgical times were recorded in the operating room and second checked on a dedicated video-database. Specific robotic times were analysed using CUSUM method to evaluate the learning curve...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499759/trends-in-operating-room-assistance-for-major-urologic-surgical-procedures-an-increasing-role-for-advanced-practice-providers
#17
Amanda R Swanton, Ahmad N Alzubaidi, Yu Han, Kenneth G Nepple, Bradley A Erickson
OBJECTIVE: To characterize changes in surgical assistance patterns over time for commonly performed urologic operations. METHODS: This study used the Medicare Physician/Supplier Procedure Summary Master File to identify cases performed by urologists from 2003-2014. CPT modifiers were used to identify operations assisted by second surgeons and advanced practice providers (APPs). Rates were reported annually for six common urologic operations and average annual rates of change were determined using least squares regression and tested using t-tests (α=0...
May 9, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499617/community-based-outcomes-of-open-versus-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy
#18
Annika Herlemann, Janet E Cowan, Peter R Carroll, Matthew R Cooperberg
BACKGROUND: Identifying the optimal surgical approach for patients with localized prostate cancer (PCa) managed in the community setting remains controversial due to the lack of robust, prospective data. OBJECTIVE: To assess surgical outcomes and changes in urinary and sexual quality of life (QOL) over time in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Our study included patients enrolled in Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Urologic Research Endeavor (CaPSURE), a large, prospective, mostly community-based, nationwide PCa registry, who underwent RP between 2004 and 2016...
May 9, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499298/-cochlear-implant-state-of-the-art
#19
Thomas Lenarz
Cochlear implants are the treatment of choice for the auditory rehabilitation of patients with sensory deafness. They restore the missing function of inner hair cells by transforming the acoustic signal into electrical stimuli for activation of auditory nerve fibers. Due to the very fast technology development cochlear implants provide open-set speech understanding in the majority of patients including the use of the telephone. Children can achieve a near to normal speech and language development provided their deafness is detected early after onset and implantation is performed quickly thereafter...
April 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498632/robotic-microlaryngeal-phonosurgery-testing-of-a-steady-hand-microsurgery-platform
#20
Lee M Akst, Kevin C Olds, Marcin Balicki, Preetham Chalasani, Russell H Taylor
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate gains in microlaryngeal precision achieved by using a novel robotic "steady hand" microsurgery platform in performing simulated phonosurgical tasks. STUDY DESIGN: Crossover comparative study of surgical performance and descriptive analysis of surgeon feedback. METHODS: A novel robotic ear, nose, and throat microsurgery system (REMS) was tested in simulated phonosurgery. Participants navigated a 0.4-mm-wide microlaryngeal needle through spirals of varying widths, both with and without robotic assistance...
May 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
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