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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431995/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-urachal-excision-in-children
#1
Haris Ahmed, Adam S Howe, Lori L Dyer, Ronnie G Fine, Jordan S Gitlin, Richard N Schlussel, Paul F Zelkovic, Lane S Palmer
OBJECTIVE: To report the first exclusively pediatric series of robot-assisted urachal remnant excisions in children. MATERIALS & METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of all children who underwent robot-assisted excision of urachal remnants from 2010 to 2016. For the procedure, a 3-port approach was performed in all cases. Excision of the urachus was performed, along with partial cystectomy if there was clear or suspected bladder involvement. Outcomes and complications were reviewed...
April 18, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426695/a-comparative-study-of-pediatric-open-pyeloplasty-laparoscopy-assisted-extracorporeal-pyeloplasty-and-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-pyeloplasty
#2
Sang Hoon Song, Chanwoo Lee, Jaeyoon Jung, Sung Jin Kim, Sungchan Park, Hyungkeun Park, Kun Suk Kim
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of open pyeloplasty (OP), laparoscopy-assisted extracorporeal (LEXP), and robotic-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty (RALP) for ureteropelvic junction obstruction in pediatric patients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the age-matched cohort of 30 children who underwent OP, 30 who underwent LEXP, and 10 who underwent RALP at a single institution, from 1996 to 2014. Pre- and post-operative variables including success rate were compared among surgical groups...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398104/robotic-surgery-start-up-with-a-fellow-as-the-console-surgeon
#3
Susanne Reinhardt, Inge Boetker Ifaoui, Jorgen Thorup
OBJECTIVE: Owing to the encouraging data on fellowship training in robotic pyeloplasty and the documented benefits of robotic pyeloplasty, the aim of this study was to test the feasibility of starting up pediatric urological robotic surgery in a center with a limited case volume. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The operative parameters and clinical outcome of the first 25 robotic pyeloplasties performed were compared to data on open and laparoscopic procedures from the previous 5 year period...
April 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365863/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-pyeloplasty-in-the-pediatric-population-a-review-of-technique-outcomes-complications-and-special-considerations-in-infants
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REVIEW
William R Boysen, Mohan S Gundeti
Ureteropelvic junction obstruction is a common condition encountered by the pediatric urologist, and treated with pyeloplasty when indicated. Recent technological advancements and a shift across all surgical fields to embrace minimally invasive surgery have led to increased utilization of minimally invasive pyeloplasty. Conventional laparoscopy is a reasonable choice, but its use is limited by the technical challenges of precise suturing in a confined space and the associated considerable learning curve. Robotic technology has simplified the minimally invasive approach to pyeloplasty, offering enhanced visualization and improved dexterity with a fairly short learning curve...
April 1, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350952/future-advances-in-spine-surgery-the-aospine-north-america-perspective
#5
Michael G Fehlings, Christopher S Ahuja, Thomas Mroz, Wellington Hsu, James Harrop
This focus issue highlights state-of-the-art techniques, equipment, and practices in the modern era of spine surgery while providing a glimpse into the next generation of patient care. A broad range of topics are presented to cover the full spectrum of the field. Degenerative diseases are discussed in a series of 3 articles on (1) pathophysiology, management, and surgical approaches to degenerative cervical myelopathy; (2) novel approaches to degenerative thoracolumbar disease (eg, interspinous process spacers, minimally invasive/endoscopic approaches); and (3) animal models and emerging therapeutics in degenerative disk disease...
March 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293866/hidden-incision-endoscopic-surgery-hides-trocar-placement-for-pediatric-robotic-pyeloplasty-comparison-to-traditional-port-placement
#6
Yaejee H Hong, W Robert DeFoor, Pramod P Reddy, Marion Schulte, Eugene A Minevich, Brian A VanderBrink, Paul H Noh
Robotic assisted laparoscopy pyeloplasty (RALP) has been associated with shorter recovery, less pain and improved cosmesis. To minimize visible scars, the hidden incision endoscopic surgery (HIdES) trocar placement has been previously developed. Our aim was to compare outcomes between the HIdES and traditional port placement (TPP) for pediatric RALP. A retrospective study was performed on patients under 15 years of age who underwent RALP at a single institution between August 2011 and November 2013. Patient demographics, intraoperative details, narcotic administration, and complications were reviewed...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288777/outcomes-after-pediatric-open-laparoscopic-and-robotic-pyeloplasty-at-academic-institutions
#7
Yvonne Y Chan, Blythe Durbin-Johnson, Renea M Sturm, Eric A Kurzrock
INTRODUCTION: Patient age and hospital volume have been shown to affect perioperative outcomes after pediatric pyeloplasty. However, there are few multicenter studies that focus on outcomes at teaching hospitals, where many of the operations are performed. OBJECTIVE: The goal was to determine if surgical approach, age, case volume, or other factors influence perioperative outcomes in a large contemporary cohort. STUDY DESIGN: Using the clinical database/resource manager (CDB/RM) of the University Health-System Consortium (UHC), children who underwent open, laparoscopic, or robotic pyeloplasty from 2011 to 2014 were identified at 102 academic institutions...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284732/reduction-in-surgical-fog-with-a-warm-humidified-gas-management-protocol-significantly-shortens-procedure-time-in-pediatric-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-procedures
#8
B Meenakshi-Sundaram, J R Furr, E Malm-Buatsi, B Boklage, E Nguyen, D Frimberger, B W Palmer
INTRODUCTION: The adoption of robot-assisted laparoscopic (RAL) procedures in the field of urology has occurred rapidly, but is, to date, without pediatric-specific instrumentation. Surgical fog is a significant barrier to safe and efficient laparoscopy. This appears to be a significant challenge when adapting three-dimensional 8.5-mm scopes to use in pediatric RAL surgery. The objective of the present study was to compare matched controls from a prospectively collected database to procedures that were performed utilizing special equipment and a protocol to minimize surgical fog in pediatric RAL procedures...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278402/da-vinci-robotic-surgery-in-a-pediatric-hospital
#9
Girolamo Mattioli, Alessio Pini Prato, Barbara Razore, Lorenzo Leonelli, Luca Pio, Stefano Avanzini, Alessandro Boscarelli, Paola Barabino, Nicola Massimo Disma, Clelia Zanaboni, Alfredo Garzi, Sofia Paola Martigli, Nicolò Maria Buffi, Ubaldo Rosati, Paolo Petralia
INTRODUCTION: Since the use of robotic surgery (RS) revolutionized some adult surgery procedures such as radical prostatectomy, it has been progressively and increasingly introduced in pediatric surgery. The aim of this study is to evaluate how the Da Vinci(®) Si HD technology impacts a pediatric public hospital and to define the use of a robotic system in pediatric surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively included patients older than 6 months of age undergoing RS or conventional minimal access surgery (MAS): Study period ranges between February 2015 and April 2016...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254596/robot-assisted-stereotactic-biopsy-of-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-a-single-centre-experience
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Andrea Carai, Angela Mastronuzzi, Alessandro De Benedictis, Raffaella Messina, Antonella Cacchione, Evelina Miele, Franco Randi, Giacomo Esposito, Andrea Trezza, Giovanna Stefania Colafati, Alessandra Savioli, Franco Locatelli, Carlo Efisio Marras
BACKGROUND: Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a childhood tumor with dismal prognosis. Emerging molecular signatures have paved the way for stereotactic biopsy in selected Centers. We present our experience in DIPG stereotactic needle biopsy using the Robotic Stereotactic Assisted system (ROSA™) in a consecutive pediatric series. METHODS: All stereotactic biopsy procedures for DIPG performed during the last year at our Institution were considered. All procedures were carried out using the ROSA™ surgical assistant through a precoronary approach...
February 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253887/effectiveness-of-robot-assisted-gait-training-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-bicenter-pragmatic-randomized-cross-over-trial-pelogait
#11
C Ammann-Reiffer, C H G Bastiaenen, A D Meyer-Heim, H J A van Hedel
BACKGROUND: Walking ability is a priority for many children with cerebral palsy (CP) and their parents when considering domains of importance regarding treatment interventions. Partial body-weight supported treadmill training has become an established therapeutic treatment approach to address this demand. Further, new robotic rehabilitation technologies have increasingly been implemented in the clinical setting to allow for longer training sessions with increased step repetitions while maintaining a consistent movement pattern...
March 2, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247324/robotic-ureteral-reimplant-the-current-role
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REVIEW
Rajeev Chaudhry, Heidi A Stephany
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this article is to review the current role of robotic ureteral reimplant in pediatric patients, specifically in regard to indications, outcomes, and complications. RECENT FINDINGS: Robotic ureteral reimplant has become an increasingly popular alternative to open ureteral reimplant with overall published success rates between 77-100%. In recent years, larger, multi-institutional studies have been conducted revealing lower success rates and higher complications than previously reported, but the procedure still remains safe and effective in the hands of skilled surgeons...
April 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222205/complex-cystine-kidney-stones-treated-with-combined-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-pyelolithotomy-and-intraoperative-renoscopy
#13
Luca Meggiato, Francesco Cattaneo, Fabio Zattoni, Fabrizio Dal Moro, Paolo Beltrami, Filiberto Zattoni
INTRODUCTION: Cystinuria, a rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by a defect in cystine renal reabsorption, can often determine complex cystine renal calculi, leading to important complications such as urinary obstruction, urinary infections, and impaired kidney function. Complex kidney stones can have a difficult management and can be very arduous to treat. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present the case of a 20-year-old Jeowah's witness woman with complex cystine renal stones treated with combined robot-assisted laparoscopic pyelolithotomy and intraoperative renoscopy...
February 18, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215831/robotic-appendicovesicostomy-revision-in-a-pediatric-neobladder-patient
#14
Gene O Huang, Rodolfo A Elizondo Sáenz, Jason K Au, Edmond T Gonzales, Patricio C Gargollo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 24, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188024/robotic-assisted-gait-training-improves-walking-abilities-in-diplegic-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#15
L Wallard, G Dietrich, Y Kerlirzin, J Bredin
The robotic-assisted gait training therapy (RAGT), based on intensity and repetition of movement, presents beneficial effects on recovery and improvement of postural and locomotor functions of the patient. This study sought to highlight the effect of this RAGT on the dynamic equilibrium control during walking in children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) by analyzing the different postural strategies of the fullbody (upper/lower body) before and after this RAGT in order to generate forward motion while maintaining balance...
May 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153777/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-pyeloplasty-in-infants-using-5-mm-instruments
#16
Henry J Paradise, Gene O Huang, Rodolfo A Elizondo Sáenz, Minki Baek, Chester J Koh
BACKGROUND: Utilization of the robotic approach to pyeloplasty continues to grow in the field of pediatric urology. Adoption in the infant population has perhaps been the slowest because of the limited operative domain and relatively large instruments. METHOD: In this video, we demonstrate key steps in performing an infant robotic pyeloplasty using the smallest instruments currently available for the da Vinci S and Si systems (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, California)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120771/diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-gliomas-in-children-interest-of-robotic-frameless-assisted-biopsy-a-technical-note
#17
H A Coca, H Cebula, M Benmekhbi, M P Chenard, N Entz-Werle, F Proust
INTRODUCTION: Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG) constitute 10-15% of all brain tumors in the pediatric population; currently prognosis remains poor, with an overall survival of 7-14 months. Recently the indication of DIPG biopsy has been enlarged due to the development of molecular biology and various ongoing clinical and therapeutic trials. Classically a biopsy is performed using a stereotactic frame assisted procedure but the workflow may sometimes be heavy and more complex especially in children...
December 2016: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116417/an-immersive-virtual-reality-platform-to-enhance-walking-ability-of-children-with-acquired-brain-injuries
#18
Emilia Biffi, Elena Beretta, Ambra Cesareo, Cristina Maghini, Anna C Turconi, Gianluigi Reni, Sandra Strazzer
BACKGROUND: Acquired brain injury (ABI) may result in lifelong impairment of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial functions. Several rehabilitative treatments are often needed to support walking recovery, thus participants' engagement becomes a crucial aspect, especially when patients are children. In the last few years, traditional physiotherapy (PT) has been flanked by innovative technologies for rehabilitation in the fields of robotics and Virtual Reality (VR). Preliminary results have shown interesting perspectives in the use of a VR system, the GRAIL (Gait Real-time Analysis Interactive Lab), in improving walking abilities in a small group of children with ABI, although further insights are needed about its use as rehabilitative tool in the pediatric population...
March 23, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114786/a-non-narcotic-pathway-for-the-management-of-postoperative-pain-following-pediatric-robotic-pyeloplasty
#19
Ziho Lee, Marion Schulte, W Robert DeFoor, Pramod P Reddy, Brian A VanderBrink, Eugene A Minevich, Zachary Liss, Katherine Corbyons, Paul H Noh
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is twofold: first, to describe the non-narcotic pathway (NNP) for the management of postoperative pain after robotic pyeloplasty (RP); second, to compare perioperative outcomes for children undergoing RP whose postoperative pain was managed with and without the NNP. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on 96 consecutive patients from October 2011 to December 2015 who underwent RP by three primary surgeons at a single pediatric institution...
March 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097262/lessons-learned-over-a-decade-of-pediatric-robotic-ureteral-reimplantation
#20
REVIEW
Minki Baek, Chester J Koh
The da Vinci robotic system has improved surgeon dexterity, ergonomics, and visualization to allow for a minimally invasive option for complex reconstructive procedures in children. Over the past decade, robot-assisted laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation (RALUR) has become a viable minimally invasive surgical option for pediatric vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). However, higher-than-expected complication rates and suboptimal reflux resolution rates at some centers have also been reported. The heterogeneity of surgical outcomes may arise from the inherent and underestimated complexity of the RALUR procedure that may justify its reclassification as a complex reconstructive procedure and especially for robotic surgeons early in their learning curve...
January 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
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