A study compared telemedicine to phone consultations, and found it saved thousands of dollars....
Lights and magnifiers, patient positioning and urology all have new options available.
While the design of the robotic arm still has some tweaks to be worked out, it is controlled with thought by surgically placed electrodes.
Their article shares exquisitely detailed anatomic color photographs, along with step-by-step descriptions of two alternative routes for neurosurgeons performing these demanding implant procedures.
The greatest challenge facing the development of connected medical devices is the desire to gather information beyond simply how the device is functioning.
This method helps identify if any injuries occurred during surgery.
Neurosurgeon Dr. Gustavo Pradilla explains his upfront hesitancy about the minimally invasive system, which turned to enthusiasm once he saw the positive impact it had on patients.
Screening for hepatitis C has become a standard, but a new model of tests and evaluations could help find which patients are more likely to have complications.
The study found a biomarker may boost ovarian cancer chemotherapy response.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have created a promising second-generation antibiotic to combat bacteria that are a common cause of respiratory and other infections, including gonorrhea. This is the second time they've developed a promising antibiotic in recent years.
USC engineers have created a backpack-sized instrument that can gently smush a wide range of materials, accurately quantifying the Young's modulus - the scientific way to say "squishiness."
Women with advanced ovarian cancer have fewer side effects and tend to have a better quality of life if given chemotherapy before surgery, according to a Cancer Research UK study published in The Lancet.
Experts have long examined the effects of anesthesia on infants and toddlers, and many believe infants who undergo general anesthesia in their first year of life may be at higher risk of developmental and learning issues.
“As a thoracic surgeon, I can’t stress enough that intraoperative control is critical. Injury intraoperatively could lead to serious post-op complications,” an expert said.
Seven clinical trials in the past six months have demonstrated that intracranial thrombus retrieval or lysis is feasible and safe, and yields significant improvements.
Not all drugs can reach all parts of the body, a situation known as "imperfect drug penetration."
Biomedical devices that can be implanted in the body for drug delivery, tissue engineering, or sensing can help improve treatment for many diseases. However, such devices are often susceptible to attack by the immune system, which can render them useless.
It's quackery, critics say. But it's also a mushrooming business — and almost wholly unregulated.
The study, believed to be the first to look at CKD in children who have received lung transplants, also found that those children with high levels of tacrolimus circulating in the blood and those who experience at least one episode of acute kidney injury during their recovery also appear to be at greater risk for CKD.
A relatively new, easier to implement, and better-tolerated method to provide supplemental oxygen to patients at risk of respiratory failure after surgery did not result in a worse rate of treatment failure compared to a more commonly used method, a study reports.
VeinViewer projects a real-time, digital full field image of a patient's veins directly on the surface of the patient's skin. It is proven to improve peripheral IV starts and patient satisfaction scores by up to 100 percent.
Now the most common surgical method for treating prostate cancer in the U.S., RARP allows a surgeon to remove the diseased prostate by manipulating robotic arms holding undersized instruments through tiny incisions in the patient's skin.
"While the clinical information that ambulance crews call in to trauma centers was sufficient to determine the presence of a life-threatening hemorrhage in about half the patients we studied, many other patients were in a 'grey area' and may or may not have been at risk of bleeding to death," an expert said.
Skin wounds that are slow to heal are a clinical challenge to physicians all over the world. Every year, the NHS alone spends £1 billion on treating chronic wounds such as lower limb venous and diabetic ulcers.
What two industry experts said was interesting; it isn’t the printers themselves that are the future - it’s the materials the printers can use and the applications of 3D printing that will be revolutionary.
It was unknown which Fc receptor was involved, or how the tumor killing led the immune system to generate memory T cells against these same antigens, in case the tumor producing them should return.
The new tool concept has been inspired by the eight highly flexible arms of the octopus which have no rigid skeletal support and can thus easily adapt to the surrounding environment by twisting, changing their length or bending in any direction at any point along the arm.
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