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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911405/automated-robotic-dispensing-technique-for-surface-guidance-and-bioprinting-of-cells
#1
Ramya Bhuthalingam, Pei Q Lim, Scott A Irvine, Subbu S Venkatraman
This manuscript describes the introduction of cell guidance features followed by the direct delivery of cells to these features in a hydrogel bioink using an automated robotic dispensing system. The particular bioink was selected as it allows cells to sediment towards and sense the features. The dispensing system bioprints viable cells in hydrogel bioinks using a backpressure assisted print head. However, by replacing the print head with a sharpened stylus or scalpel, the dispensing system can also be employed to create topographical cues through surface etching...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910205/neurosurgical-robotic-arm-drilling-navigation-system
#2
Chung-Chih Lin, Hsin-Cheng Lin, Wen-Yo Lee, Shih-Tseng Lee, Chieh-Tsai Wu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this work was to develop a neurosurgical robotic arm drilling navigation system that provides assistance throughout the complete bone drilling process. METHODS: The system comprised neurosurgical robotic arm navigation combining robotic and surgical navigation, 3D medical imaging based surgical planning that could identify lesion location and plan the surgical path on 3D images, and automatic bone drilling control that would stop drilling when the bone was to be drilled-through...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909625/robotic-kidney-transplantation-the-bak%C3%A4-rk%C3%A3-y-experience
#3
Volkan Tuğcu, Nevzat Can Şener, Selçuk Şahin, Abdullah Hızır Yavuzsan, Fatih Gökhan Akbay, Süheyla Apaydın
OBJECTIVE: Robotic kidney transplantation, first described by Hoznek and colleagues, and has been improved by investigators like Oberholzer and Menon. We realized the first robotic kidney transplant (RKT) in our clinic in December 2015. In this study, we aimed to present the first 15 cases we performed within 3 months. MATERİAL AND METHODS: Starting from January 2016, we performed 15 RKTs in our hospital. Before surgery, the whole robotic procedure was thoroughly explained to the patients and their informed consents were taken...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909621/impact-of-robotic-partial-nephrectomy-with-and-without-ischemia-on-renal-functions-experience-in-34-cases
#4
Kemal Ener, Abdullah Erdem Canda, Serkan Altınova, Ali Fuat Atmaca, Erdal Alkan, Erem Asil, Muhammet Fuat Özcan, Ziya Akbulut, Mevlana Derya Balbay
OBJECTIVE: In this study we aimed to compare renal functions in patients who underwent robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) with on-clamp and zero- ischemia techniques. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 2009 and 2015, 12 off-clamp and 22 on-clamp RPN procedures were performed on a total of 34 patients in two centers. The main outcome parameters examined were serum creatinine, and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) during preoperative, immediate postoperative periods, and at postoperative 3(rd) months...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909613/the-novel-laparoscopic-training-3d-model-in-urology-with-surgical-anatomic-remarks-fresh-frozen-cadaveric-tissue
#5
REVIEW
Emre Huri, Mehmet Ezer, Eddie Chan
Laparoscopic surgery is routinely used to treat many urological conditions and it is the gold standard treatment option for many surgeries such as radical nephrectomy. Due to the difficulty of learning, laparoscopic training should start outside the operating room. Although it is a very different model of laparoscopic training; the aim of this review is to show the value of human cadaveric model for laparoscopic training and present our experience in this area. Fresh frozen cadaveric model in laparoscopic training, dry lab, cadaveric model, animal models and computer based simulators are the most commonly used models for laparoscopic training...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909547/gastrointestinal-tract-access-for-urological-natural-orifice-transluminal-endoscopic-surgery
#6
REVIEW
Olga Miakicheva, Zachary Hamilton, Alp T Beksac, Sean W Berquist, Abd-Elrahman Hassan, Marc Holden, Ithaar H Derweesh
We conducted a literature review of natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES), focusing on urologic procedures with gastrointestinal tract access, to update on the development of this novel surgical approach. As part of the methods, a comprehensive electronic literature search for NOTES was conducted using PubMed and Cochrane Library from March 2002 to February 2016 for papers reporting urologic procedures performed utilizing gastrointestinal tract access. A total of 11 peer-reviewed studies examining utility of gastrointestinal access for NOTES urologic procedures were noted, with the first report in 2007...
November 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909406/assessment-of-a-wearable-force-and-electromyography-device-and-comparison-of-the-related-signals-for-myocontrol
#7
Mathilde Connan, Eduardo Ruiz Ramírez, Bernhard Vodermayer, Claudio Castellini
In the frame of assistive robotics, multi-finger prosthetic hand/wrists have recently appeared, offering an increasing level of dexterity; however, in practice their control is limited to a few hand grips and still unreliable, with the effect that pattern recognition has not yet appeared in the clinical environment. According to the scientific community, one of the keys to improve the situation is multi-modal sensing, i.e., using diverse sensor modalities to interpret the subject's intent and improve the reliability and safety of the control system in daily life activities...
2016: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908978/potential-of-laboratory-execution-systems-less-to-simplify-the-application-of-business-process-management-systems-bpmss-in-laboratory-automation
#8
Sebastian Neubert, Bernd Göde, Xiangyu Gu, Norbert Stoll, Kerstin Thurow
Modern business process management (BPM) is increasingly interesting for laboratory automation. End-to-end workflow automation and improved top-level systems integration for information technology (IT) and automation systems are especially prominent objectives. With the ISO Standard Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) 2.X, a system-independent and interdisciplinary accepted graphical process control notation is provided, allowing process analysis, while also being executable. The transfer of BPM solutions to structured laboratory automation places novel demands, for example, concerning the real-time-critical process and systems integration...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Laboratory Automation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908636/impact-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-on-complications-of-minimally-invasive-radical-cystectomy
#9
D Lizée, R S Salas, E Barret, M Galiano, E Di Trapani, F Montorsi, X Cathelineau
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NC) before minimally invasive radical cystectomy (MIRC) is considered a standard of care in muscle-invasive bladder cancer or recurrent high-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of NC on morbidity and mortality after MIRC. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: We prospectively evaluated 135 patients who underwent MIRC (laparoscopic: n=100; robotic: n=35) between 2007 and 2013 with ≥90 days of follow-up (median age: 66 year)...
November 28, 2016: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908634/systematic-review-of-perioperative-outcomes-and-complications-after-open-laparoscopic-and-robot-assisted-radical-cystectomy
#10
A Palazzetti, R Sanchez-Salas, P Capogrosso, E Barret, N Cathala, A Mombet, D Prapotnich, M Galiano, F Rozet, X Cathelineau
Radical cystectomy and regional lymph node dissection is the standard treatment for localized muscle-invasive and for high-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer, and represents one of the main surgical urologic procedures. The open surgical approach is still widely adopted, even if in the last two decades efforts have been made in order to evaluate if minimally invasive procedures, either laparoscopic or robot-assisted, might show a benefit compared to the standard technique. Open radical cystectomy is associated with a high complication rate, but data from the laparoscopic and robotic surgical series failed to demonstrate a clear reduction in post-operative complication rates compared to the open surgical series...
November 28, 2016: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908471/-removal-and-transplant-synchronised-surgical-procedures
#11
Jacques Hubert, Luc Frimat
Since 2001, the team of the organ and tissue procurement unit of Nancy general hospital has practised the minimally invasive laparoscopic organ removal procedure through robot-assisted surgery. Here the team shares its expertise in the area of kidney removal from a living donor. Perfectly synchronised with the procedure of the team in charge of the transplant, the surgical stages are carried out in sequence ensuring optimal safety for the donor and recipient.
December 2016: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908385/the-mutagenic-assessment-of-an-electronic-cigarette-and-reference-cigarette-smoke-using-the-ames-assay-in-strains-ta98-and-ta100
#12
D Thorne, I Crooks, M Hollings, A Seymour, C Meredith, M Gaca
Salmonella typhimurium strains TA98 and TA100 were used to assess the mutagenic potential of the aerosol from a commercially available, rechargeable, closed system electronic-cigarette. Results obtained were compared to those for the mainstream smoke from a Kentucky reference (3R4F) cigarette. Two different test matrices were assessed. Aerosol generated from the e-cigarette was trapped on a Cambridge filter pad, eluted in DMSO and compared to cigarette smoke total particulate matter (TPM), which was generated in the same manner for mutagenicity assessment in the Salmonella assay...
December 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908169/flexible-mini-gamma-camera-reconstructions-of-extended-sources-using-step-and-shoot-and-list-mode
#13
José Gardiazabal, Philipp Matthies, Jakob Vogel, Benjamin Frisch, Nassir Navab, Sibylle Ziegler, Tobias Lasser
PURPOSE: Hand- and robot-guided mini gamma cameras have been introduced for the acquisition of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images. Less cumbersome than whole-body scanners, they allow for a fast acquisition of the radioactivity distribution, for example, to differentiate cancerous from hormonally hyperactive lesions inside the thyroid. This work compares acquisition protocols and reconstruction algorithms in an attempt to identify the most suitable approach for fast acquisition and efficient image reconstruction, suitable for localization of extended sources, such as lesions inside the thyroid...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908023/introduction-collective-dynamics-of-mechanical-oscillators-and-beyond
#14
Igor V Belykh, Maurizio Porfiri
This focus issue presents a collection of research papers from a broad spectrum of topics related to the modeling, analysis, and control of mechanical oscillators and beyond. Examples covered in this focus issue range from bridges and mechanical pendula to self-organizing networks of dynamic agents, with application to robotics and animal grouping. This focus issue brings together applied mathematicians, physicists, and engineers to address open questions on various theoretical and experimental aspects of collective dynamics phenomena and their control...
November 2016: Chaos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908004/a-consensus-dynamics-with-delay-induced-instability-can-self-regulate-for-stability-via-agent-regrouping
#15
M Hyong Koh, Rifat Sipahi
Dynamics of many multi-agent systems is influenced by communication/activation delays τ. In the presence of delays, there exists a certain margin called the delay margin τ(*), less than which system stability holds. This margin depends strongly on agents' dynamics and the agent network. In this article, three key elements, namely, the delay margin, network graph, and a distance threshold conditioning two agents' connectivity are considered in a multi-agent consensus dynamics under delay τ. We report that when the dynamics is unstable under this delay, its states can be naturally bounded, even for arbitrarily large threshold values, preventing agents to disperse indefinitely...
November 2016: Chaos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907923/association-between-the-surgical-apgar-score-and-perioperative-complications-after-radical-prostatectomy
#16
Matthias Orberger, Jüri Palisaar, Florian Roghmann, Ludger Mittelstädt, Petra Bischoff, Joachim Noldus, Björn Löppenberg
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the Surgical Apgar Score (SAS) can identify patients who are at risk for perioperative adverse events (PAE) following radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: At a single academic institution, 994 patients undergoing radical prostatectomy between 2010 and 2013 were analyzed retrospectively. The SAS was calculated from anesthesia records, evaluated to predict PAE within a 30-day time period postoperatively; these events were classified according to standardized classification systems...
December 2, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906718/anesthesia-for-nonintubated-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery
#17
Hiroshi Sunaga, Justin D Blasberg, Paul M Heerdt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review focuses primarily on nonintubated video-assisted thoracic surgery (NIVATS), and discusses advantages, indications, anesthetic techniques, and approaches to intraoperative crisis management. RECENT FINDINGS: Advancements in endoscopic, endovascular, and robotic techniques have expanded the range of surgical procedures that can be performed in a minimally invasive fashion. For thoracic operations in particular, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has largely replaced traditional thoracotomy, and continued technical development has made surgical access into the pleural space even less disruptive...
November 30, 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906686/investigation-of-collective-behaviour-and-electrocommunication-in-the-weakly-electric-fish-mormyrus-rume-through-a-biomimetic-robotic-dummy-fish
#18
Elisa Donati, Martin Worm, Stefano Mintchev, Marleen van der Wiel, Giovanni Benelli, Gerhard von der Emde, Cesare Stefanini
A robotic fish has been developed to create a mixed bio-hybrid system made up of weakly electric fish and a mobile dummy fish. Weakly electric fish are capable of interacting with each other via sequences of self-generated electric signals during electrocommunication. Here we present the design of an artificial dummy fish, which is subsequently tested in behavioural experiments. The robot consists of two parts: a flexible tail that can move at different frequencies and amplitudes, performing a carangiform oscillation, and a rigid head containing the motor for the tail oscillation...
December 1, 2016: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906505/what-do-we-learn-about-development-from-baby-robots
#19
Pierre-Yves Oudeyer
Understanding infant development is one of the great scientific challenges of contemporary science. In addressing this challenge, robots have proven useful as they allow experimenters to model the developing brain and body and understand the processes by which new patterns emerge in sensorimotor, cognitive, and social domains. Robotics also complements traditional experimental methods in psychology and neuroscience, where only a few variables can be studied at the same time. Moreover, work with robots has enabled researchers to systematically explore the role of the body in shaping the development of skill...
December 1, 2016: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Cognitive Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905508/tissue-loading-created-during-spinal-manipulation-in-comparison-to-loading-created-by-passive-spinal-movements
#20
Martha Funabashi, Gregory N Kawchuk, Albert H Vette, Peter Goldsmith, Narasimha Prasad
Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) creates health benefits for some while for others, no benefit or even adverse events. Understanding these differential responses is important to optimize patient care and safety. Toward this, characterizing how loads created by SMT relate to those created by typical motions is fundamental. Using robotic testing, it is now possible to make these comparisons to determine if SMT generates unique loading scenarios. In 12 porcine cadavers, SMT and passive motions were applied to the L3/L4 segment and the resulting kinematics tracked...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
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