Lifelike Robot Prepares Doctors For Childbirth

BOSTON (CBS) – Delivering a baby can be routine, or tremendously complex, jeopardizing the lives of both mother and baby. And that means health care providers need a lot of training, but we don’t want them to practice during real births. On Monday, we got a closer look at the latest generation of birth “simulator,” a robot really, that goes by the name, Victoria. “This is Victoria,” says Jim Archetto from Gaumard Scientific, showing us what looks like a manikin. “You can see she’s a realistic, lifelike birthing simulator,” adds Archetto. We got a look at the robot at the annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians at the Boston Convention Center. “She will deliver a baby, she will speak during that delivery, her eyes blink,” says Archetto. And she’s connected to fetal heartbeat and contraction monitors, her oxygen levels are being measured and so is her blood pressure. All in real time. “That’s beneficial for health care providers because they get to practice these difficult, challenging deliveries on a simulator before they have to do it on a real, live patient,” he adds. Birth simulator and baby (WBZ-TV) The simulator is also programmable. It could be a routine birth, a breach or even a c-section. “She comes with 49 preset scenarios,” Archetto says. And teachers can customize those. “The students will have to respond to those patient complexiti...
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Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 December 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Anna M. Chichura, Meng Yao, Carol Emi Bretschneider, Beri Ridgeway, Rosanne M KhoABSTRACTStudy ObjectiveTo compare the feasibility of opportunistic bilateral salpingectomy (OBS) at the time of vaginal hysterectomy (VH) for benign disease in patients with and without relative contraindications (RC) to the vaginal approach and to evaluate the factors that contribute to inability to perform OBS.DesignRetrospective chart reviewSettingTertiary medical centerPatientsWomen undergoing hysterectomy for benign indications bet...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Da-zhe Tian, Ying-zhe Bai, Nai-qi LiABSTRACTThe patient was in conception 27 weeks + 6 days, and got right waist pain, complicated with nausea, vomiting (vomit as gastric content), which was diagnosed as non-specific pain on waist after consultations of many departments. The patient received acupuncture with the following acupoints: Shuĭgōu (水沟GV26), Yìntáng (印堂EX-HN3), left Hégŭ (合谷LI4), and right Tàichōng (太冲LR3) . On the first date of acupuncture, the patient ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Kutlesic MS, Kocic G, Kutlesic RM Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Remifentanil is used to attenuate maternal hemodynamic response to intubation and surgical stress during Induction-Delivery period of cesarean section. The goal was to compare the effects of two remifentanil dosing regimens on oxidative stress level, in correlation with its hemodynamic and neonatal effects. METHODS: Fifty-one patients, 17 per group, enrolled for elective cesarean section were randomly divided by computer-generated codes into three parallel groups: (A) patients received a 1μ remifentanil bolus immediately befo...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Rev Bras Anestesiol Source Type: research
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Source: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Rev Bras Anestesiol Source Type: research
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Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: PLoS Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Condition:   Perfusion Index Predicts Post-spinal Hypotension Intervention:   Procedure: correlation between baseline perfusion index and decrease in systolic blood pressure post spinal induction Sponsor:   Cairo University Completed
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Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
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