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Pediatric robotics

Briony K Varda, Ye Wang, Benjamin I Chung, Richard S Lee, Michael P Kurtz, Caleb P Nelson, Steven L Chang
INTRODUCTION: Since 2010, there have been few new data comparing perioperative outcomes and cost between open (OP) and robotic pyeloplasty (RP). In a post-adoption era, the value of RP may be converging with that of OP. OBJECTIVE: To 1) characterize national trends in pyeloplasty utilization through 2015, 2) compare adjusted outcomes and median costs between OP and RP, and 3) determine the primary cost drivers for each procedure. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective cohort study using the Premier database, which provides a nationally representative sample of U...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Fiachra E Rowan, Biju Benjamin, Jurek R Pietrak, Fares S Haddad
BACKGROUND: Prevention of dislocation after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) begins with patient preoperative assessment and planning. METHODS: We performed a literature search to assess historical perspectives and current strategies to prevent dislocation after primary THA. The search yielded 3458 articles, and 154 articles are presented. RESULTS: Extremes of age, body mass index >30 kg/m2 , lumbosacral pathology, surgeon experience, and femoral head size influence dislocation rates after THA...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
Briony K Varda, Patricia Cho, Andrew A Wagner, Richard S Lee
BACKGROUND: In adult urologic oncology the use of robotics has become commonplace; in pediatric urology it is rare. Herein, we describe a collaboration between an adult and a pediatric urologist performing robotic surgery for children and young adults with suspicious or cancerous genitourinary (GU) lesions. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate clinical and oncologic outcomes in children and young adults undergoing robotic surgery for suspicious or cancerous lesions of the GU tract; to describe our collaborative model between an adult and pediatric surgeon at a free-standing children's hospital...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
William R Boysen, Ardavan Akhavan, Joan Ko, Jonathan S Ellison, Thomas S Lendvay, Jonathan Huang, Michael Garcia-Roig, Andrew Kirsch, Chester J Koh, Marion Schulte, Paul Noh, M Francesca Monn, Benjamin Whittam, Trudy Kawal, Aseem Shukla, Arun Srinivasan, Mohan S Gundeti
BACKGROUND: Robot-assisted laparoscopic extravesical ureteral reimplantation (RALUR-EV) is a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery. We have previously reported retrospective outcomes from our study group, and herein provide an updated prospective analysis with a focus on success rate, surgical technique, and complications among surgeons who have overcome the initial learning curve. OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and efficacy of RALUR-EV in children, among experienced surgeons...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Ashkan Zehfroosh, Elena Kokkoni, Herbert G Tanner, Jeffrey Heinz
This paper offers a new approach to learning discrete models for human-robot interaction (HRI) from small data. In the motivating application, HRI is an integral part of a pediatric rehabilitation paradigm that involves a play-based, social environment aiming at improving mobility for infants with mobility impairments. Designing interfaces in this setting is challenging, because in order to harness, and eventually automate, the social interaction between children and robots, a behavioral model capturing the causality between robot actions and child reactions is needed...
July 2017: Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation: [proceedings]
Aurélien Binet, Quentin Ballouhey, Yann Chaussy, Guénolée de Lambert, Karim Braïk, Thierry Villemagne, François Becmeur, Laurent Fourcade, Hubert Lardy
From classical surgery to Robotic Assisted Surgery, there is a long way allowed by Minimal Invasive Surgery' improvements. The last three decades have witnessed a prodigious development of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and especially in the field of laparoscopic pediatric surgery but there are several limitations in the use of conventional laparoscopic surgery and Robotic Assisted Surgery was developed to relieve these drawbacks. This new technology enables today the performance of a wide variety of procedures in children with a minimally invasive approach...
February 23, 2018: Minerva Pediatrica
Mary K Wang, Yi Li, Rachel E Selekman, Thomas Gaither, Anne Arnhym, Laurence S Baskin
INTRODUCTION: Patients undergo pediatric urologic surgery as infants and young children. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the evolution of surgical scars over several years in order to inform parents and surgeons on the true cosmetic impact of pediatric surgery and evaluate patient scar satisfaction. STUDY DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study where patients who have undergone urologic surgery at a young age are evaluated years later for scar satisfaction via an abbreviated validated questionnaire...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Heather Nolan, Joshua Glenn
BACKGROUND: Pediatric laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the current standard of care for gallbladder pathology. Single-incision and multiport procedures, as well as robotic and minimally invasive platforms, have been described; however, there is no head-to-head assessment of these interventions in the existing literature. The purpose of our study was to directly compare the minimally invasive cholecystectomy techniques of laparoscopic multiport (LMP), laparoscopic single incision (LSI), robotic multiport (RMP), and robotic single incision (RSI)...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Shinya Takazawa, Tetsuya Ishimaru, Kanako Harada, Kyoichi Deie, Akinari Hinoki, Hiroo Uchida, Naohiko Sugita, Mamoru Mitsuishi, Tadashi Iwanaka, Jun Fujishiro
BACKGROUND: Pediatric robot-assisted surgery is increasingly being performed, but it is difficult to perform this procedure in infants. A pediatric thoracoscopic model of a 1-year-old patient was developed in our previous study, and this model was used to evaluate the use of a surgical robot for infant surgery. METHODS: Eight pediatric surgeons performed an intracorporeal suturing and knot-tying task using the da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgical System. The task completion time, number of needle manipulations, and force applied during suturing of the robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (RATS) group were compared with those of the video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) group whose data had been collected from the same 8 surgeons in our previous study...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Minki Baek, Mesrur Selcuk Silay, Jason K Au, Gene O Huang, Rodolfo A Elizondo, Kathleen Puttmann, Nicolette K Janzen, Abhishek Seth, David R Roth, Chester J Koh
BACKGROUND: Re-do pyeloplasty after failed open or laparoscopic ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction correction can be a challenging procedure because of scar formation at the previous anastomosis site and decreased vascularity of the ureter. This study compared the perioperative parameters for pediatric robot-assisted laparoscopic (RAL) primary and re-do pyeloplasties with an emphasis on the intra-operative parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared the perioperative parameters of pediatric RAL procedures performed by a single surgeon at a tertiary care children's hospital for both primary ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) and recurrent UPJO after a previous open or laparoscopic procedure over 2013-2015...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Tanya Holt, Nazmi Sari, Gregory Hansen, Matthew Bradshaw, Michael Prodanuk, Veronica McKinney, Rachel Johnson, Ivar Mendez
BACKGROUND: Providing acutely ill children in isolated communities access to specialized care is challenging. This study aimed to evaluate remote presence robotic technology (RPRT) for enhancing pediatric remote assessments, expediting initiation of treatment, refining triaging, and reducing the need for transport. METHODS: We conducted a pilot prospective observational study at a primary/urgent care clinic in an isolated northern community. Participants (n = 38) were acutely ill children <17 years presenting to the clinic, whom local healthcare professionals had considered for interfacility transportation (IFT)...
February 2, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Tuo Deng, Bing Liu, Lianmin Luo, Xiaolu Duan, Chao Cai, Zhijian Zhao, Wei Zhu, Wenqi Wu, Guohua Zeng
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of robot-assisted laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation (RALUR) and open ureteral reimplantation (OUR) in treating primary pediatric vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) based on published literature. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search of PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, CBM, CNKI and VIP databases was conducted to identify studies comparing the outcomes of RALUR with OUR for treating primary pediatric VUR. The last search was in January 2017...
January 27, 2018: World Journal of Urology
David J Hiller, Jaime L Bohl, Kristen A Zeller
Rectal prolapse is the protrusion of the rectum out of the anus. Surgical correction can be accomplished via open and minimally invasive abdominal approaches, as well as from the perineum. Robotic rectopexy is an option for minimally invasive treatment of rectal prolapse. There are no studies that have established the efficacy of robotic rectopexy for rectal prolapse in the pediatric population. The aim of this study was to review the experience of robotic rectopexy at a single institution. This is a retrospective review of our pediatric robotic rectopexy experience from 2012 to 2015...
December 1, 2017: American Surgeon
Ahmed El Sherbiny, Ahmed Eissa, Ahmed Ghaith, Elena Morini, Lucilla Marzotta, Maria Chiara Sighinolfi, Salvatore Micali, Giampaolo Bianchi, Bernardo Rocco
As robotics are becoming more integrated into the medical field, robotic training is becoming more crucial in order to overcome the lack of experienced robotic surgeons. However, there are several obstacles facing the development of robotic training programs like the high cost of training and the increased operative time during the initial period of the learning curve, which, in turn increase the operative cost. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy is the most commonly performed robotic surgery. Moreover, robotic surgery is becoming more popular among urologic oncologists and pediatric urologists...
January 2018: Archivos Españoles de Urología
P Meignan, Q Ballouhey, J Lejeune, K Braik, B Longis, A R Cook, H Lardy, L Fourcade, Aurélien Binet
Mini-invasive surgery is more and more integrated in pediatric surgery. The robotic-assisted surgery brought new advantages from which the patient and the surgeon could benefit compared to laparoscopy. Its use in oncological surgery is still controversial. 12 robotic-assisted tumor resections with the da Vinci Surgical Robot (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA) were attempted in 11 children (mean age 7.65 years; age range 0.75-16.75 years; mean weight 30.3 kg; weight range 8.6-62 kg) in two centers. Mean total operative time was 145 min (range 72-263 min)...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Ciro Esposito, Lorenzo Masieri, Henri Steyaert, Maria Escolino, Raffaele Cerchione, Angela La Manna, Chiara Cini, Thomas S Lendvay
PURPOSE: This multicentric international retrospective study aimed to report the outcome of robot-assisted extravesical ureteral reimplantation (REVUR) in patients with unilateral vesico-ureteral reflux (VUR). METHODS: The medical records of 55 patients (35 girls, 20 boys) underwent REVUR in four international centers of pediatric robotic surgery for primary unilateral VUR were retrospectively reviewed. Patients' average age was 4.9 years. The preoperative grade of reflux was III in 12...
December 16, 2017: World Journal of Urology
Rainer Gosert, Ulrich Heininger, Hans H Hirsch
Acute gastroenteritis (GE) has a major impact on morbidity and mortality worldwide, yet comprehensive data regarding infectious agents including enteroviruses are scarce. We hypothesized that enteroviruses constitute a significant cause of acute GE. We analyzed 677 stool samples from 504 patients, which had been submitted for suspected infectious GE. 0.2 mL of stool suspension was extracted using the Abbott m2000sp robot and analysed by multiplex nucleic acid testing (NAT) using the Luminex xTAG gastrointestinal pathogen panel (GPP) as well as by specific NATs detecting enteroviruses and polioviruses...
April 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
Eduardo Palermo, Stefano Rossi, Fabrizio Patanè, Jeffrey Laut, Maurizio Porfiri
Prof. Paolo Cappa passed away on 26 August 2016, at the age of 59, after a long and courageous fight against cancer. Paolo Cappa was a Professor in Mechanical and Thermal Measurements and Experimental Biomechanics in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Sapienza University of Rome, where he had also served as the Head of the Department, and a Research Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of New York University Tandon School of Engineering. During his intense, yet short, career, he made several significant scientific contributions within the discipline of Mechanical and Thermal Measurements, pioneering fundamental applications to Biomechanics...
November 18, 2017: Sensors
L Wallard, G Dietrich, Y Kerlirzin, J Bredin
Due to the intensity and repetition of movement, roboticassisted gait training therapy could have a beneficial effect on the recovery and improvement of postural and locomotor functions of the patient. This study sought to highlight the effects of robotic-assisted gait rehabilitation in gait of children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). We analyzed the different strategies before and after this rehabilitation which was used in order to generate forward motion while maintaining balance. Data were collected by a motion analysis system (Vicon® - Oxford Metrics, Oxford, UK)...
November 11, 2017: Gait & Posture
Shari L Wade, Megan E Narad, Emily L Shultz, Brad G Kurowski, Aimee E Miley, Jessica M Aguilar, Anna-Lynne R Adlam
INTRODUCTION: Following traumatic brain injury (TBI), children experience a variety of physical, motor, speech, and cognitive deficits that can have a long-term detrimental impact. The emergence and popularity of new technologies has led to research into the development of various apps, gaming systems, websites, and robotics that might be applied to rehabilitation. The objective of this narrative review was to describe the current literature technologically-assisted interventions for the rehabilitation of motor, neurocognitive, behavioral, and family impairments following pediatric TBI...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
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