A coronial inquest has determined the death of a 68-year-old Western Australian woman during a gall bladder procedure was the result of human error, system failure and bad luck. The woman underwent surgery to take out a gall bladder that had already been removed a decade earlier at the same hospital.
A look at technique and comparative outcomes for robotic laparoendoscopic single-site radical nephrectomy. Authors: M.A. White, R. Autorino, G.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta brings us a star athlete who learned to walk again, in this week's Human Factor.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- In America's hospitals, approximately one in 20 patients will contract a hospital-acquired infection (HAI). At Cooley Dickinson Hospital last year, one in 129 patients got an HAI. Now, those better odds of avoiding an infection at Cooley Dickinson have improved even further, as the hospital has documented a groundbreaking 82 percent drop in one type of infection, Clostridium difficile (C.
Over 200,000 American men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. The New England Journal of Medicine has just released a new study showing the long-term benefits of two different common methods of prostate cancer treatment, watchful waiting and surgical prostate removal (most commonly done now through a procedure called a robotic prostatectomy).
Staff members of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center discuss their efforts to improve Surgical Care Infection Prevention (SCIP) Measure 3 at their facility.
ProPep Surgical has developed the first, real time nerve identification system specifically designed for use during robotic surgery. Whether trying to locate and preserve nerve pathways which potentially control sexual function or urinary control during prostate cancer surgery or to locate and preserve the nerves that affect bladder function during hysterectomy, ProPep Surgical's technology (used in conjunction with the da Vinci Surgical System) provides real-time nerve identification and has the potential to change the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients across the United States undergoing robotic surgery.