Computer modeling and in vitro experimental study of water-cooled microwave ablation array.
Conclusion: A new type of water-cooled MW ablation array is designed and tested, and has potential advantages over currently used devices. PMID: 31597487 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - October 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

EMR  + with the AWC improves endoscopic resection speed compared to ESD: a porcine ex-vivo pilot study.
EMR + with the AWC improves endoscopic resection speed compared to ESD: a porcine ex-vivo pilot study. Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol. 2019 Oct 10;:1-8 Authors: Wedi E, Knoop R, Jung C, Gromski M, Ho CN, Conrad G, Maiss J, Milenovic S, Klemme D, Baulain U, Seif Amir Hosseini A, Ellenrieder V, Koehler P Abstract Introduction: To improve resection speed and to reach higher en bloc resection rates in lesions ≥ 2 cm, a novel grasp and snare EMR technique termed "EMR+", accomplished by an additional working channel (AWC), was developed. Its use compared to endoscopic submucosa...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - October 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Novel self-fixation chest drain device tested in a swine model of pneumo-hemothorax.
Conclusion: The C-Lant is a novel device that facilitates easy insertion and fixation of chest-tubes by minimally experienced medical providers and reduces the likelihood of unwanted expulsion. Clinical studies are planned. PMID: 31566510 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - October 2, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Percutaneous microwave ablation of uterine fibroids: correlation between shrinkage and trend symptoms.
Authors: Ierardi AM, Petrillo M, Fumarola EM, Coppola A, Angileri SA, Garanzini E, Silipigni S, Pesapane F, Marconi AM, Carrafiello G Abstract Purpose: To assess a correlation between the shrinkage of the fibroid and the course of the symptoms. Material and methods: Fourteen patients with symptomatic uterine leiomyomas (mean fibroid volume: 111.45 cm3) underwent percutaneous microwave ablation. Contrast-enhanced MRI follow-up was performed before and after treatment to evaluate the volume shrinkage. Two scores obtained from the Uterine Fibroids Symptom and Quality of Life questionnaire were used to perform a...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - September 27, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Snuff box radial access in transcatheter arterial embolization for unruptured renal angiomyolipoma.
Conclusion: The left snuff box access in TAE for an unruptured renal AML is safe and feasible. PMID: 31536429 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - September 20, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Laparoscopic left colectomy: modern technique based on key anatomical landmarks reported by giants of the past.
Authors: Hüscher CGS, Lirici MM, Marks JH, Dapri G, Ancona E PMID: 31524546 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - September 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Percutaneous insertion of hepatic fiducial true-spherical markers for real-time adaptive radiotherapy.
Conclusions: Percutaneous transhepatic implantation of true-spherical gold markers for RAR is feasible and can be conducted with a high success rate and low complication rate. PMID: 31516050 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - September 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

A systematic review of effects and complications after transsphenoidal pituitary surgery: endoscopic versus microscopic approach.
Conclusion: The endoscopic and microscopic approaches show similar effects and complication rates. The endoscopic technique could be adopted as a reasonable alternative in pituitary surgery. PMID: 31495241 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - September 10, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Non-surgical management and obstetric outcomes of heterotopic interstitial pregnancies.
Conclusions: KCl injection under ultrasonographic guidance could be a safer and more effective treatment option than surgical treatment in hemodynamically stable patients with fetal cardiac activity in interstitial pregnancy. Expectant management could be an option for patients with no fetal cardiac activity. PMID: 31432733 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - August 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Selective transarterial embolization of acute renal hemorrhage: a retrospective study.
Conclusions: STAE is a safe, effective and minimally invasive method in emergency treatment of ARH. PMID: 31432743 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - August 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Covered versus uncovered stent insertion for malignant superior vena cava obstruction.
Conclusion: Uncovered and covered stent insertion are both safe means of effectively treating patients with malignant SVCO, but covered stents achieve better patency for long-term periods than uncovered stents. PMID: 31430213 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - August 21, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Simulation-based training for prostate biopsies: towards the validation of the Biopsym simulator.
Conclusions: This study allowed us to gather evidence towards the validation, and particularly towards the construct validation of the new version of the Biopsym simulator. PMID: 31430218 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - August 21, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Electromagnetic navigation to assist with computed tomography-guided thermal ablation of liver tumors.
Conclusions: EM navigation system optimizes the thermal ablation process and reduces radiation exposure in patients. However, further studies are warranted to determine whether an EM navigation system can improve procedure time, complication rates, and primary technical efficiacy of thermal ablation. PMID: 31393746 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - August 10, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Efficacy of transarterial chemoembolization compared with radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma after radiofrequency ablation.
Authors: Wang X, Liang H, Lu Z Abstract Purpose: To compare the efficacy and outcome of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in the treatment of recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after initial RFA. Material and methods: From January 2008 to December 2014, 199 consecutive patients with primary HCC underwent percutaneous RFA as initial treatment. One hundred and fourteen patients developed intrahepatic recurrent HCC after initial RFA. The patients with recurrent tumor size ≤3 cm and tumor numbers ≤3 who underwent RFA (n = 47) or TACE (n =&t...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - August 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Surgical treatment of large adnexal masses: a retrospective analysis of 330 consecutive cases.
Authors: Casarin J, Laganà AS, Uccella S, Cromi A, Pinelli C, Gisone B, Borghi C, Cominotti S, Garzon S, Morotti M, Tozzi R, Ghezzi F Abstract Introduction: In the present study, perioperative outcomes of laparoscopy (LPS) were compared to open surgery (OS) for the treatment of large adnexal masses (AM). Material and methods: Retrospective observational cohort study. Data of consecutive patients who underwent ovarian cystectomy or salpingo-oophorectomy for large AM (diameter ≥10 cm) at a referral minimally invasive gynecologic center were analyzed. Propensity score match (PSM) analysis was used to ...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - August 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

CT-guided percutaneous catheter drainage of pancreatic postoperative collections.
Conclusions: Pancreatic postoperative collections requiring clinical puncture were mostly located in the upper abdomen. CT-PCD is a safe technique with good therapeutic effects in patients with collections. PMID: 31304803 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - July 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Minimally invasive management of rare giant Bochdalek hernia in adults.
Authors: Lirici MM, Bongarzoni V, Paolantonio P, Leggeri T, Pirillo SP, Romeo V Abstract Bochdaleck hernia (BH) is a congenital diaphragmatic hernia that presents after birth with respiratory symptoms and needs surgical treatment in the neonatal period. However, there are some rare cases of adult presentation, which require surgery to avoid complications. BHs can be treated through several approaches, including laparoscopy. Laparoscopic treatment of a giant BH was successfully attempted on a woman affected by multiple myeloma, with severe dyspnoea and dysphagia. Preoperative work-up included chest X ray, CT-scan an...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - July 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Comparison between single-incision and multiple-incision laparoscopic surgery for totally extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair.
Conclusions: SILS-TEP produced good cosmetic outcomes for patients regardless of previous surgery, and it could be safely performed with acceptable morbidity. It also does not increase the possibility of conversion to open surgery. PMID: 31280617 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - July 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Feasibility of transoral robotic nasopharyngectomy for recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma: how we do it.
In conclusion, preliminary results indicate that transoral robotic nasopharyngectomy is feasible and safe for recurrent NPC. PMID: 31280627 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - July 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Construct validity of eoSim - a low-cost and portable laparoscopic simulator.
Conclusion: The eoSim can differentiate between experienced and novice surgeons on the tasks intracorporeal suture and tie, tube ligation and precision cutting, thus providing a convenient method for surgical departments to implement testing of their surgeons' basic laparoscopic skills. PMID: 31280633 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - July 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Video-robotic aneurismectomy for splenic artery aneurysm: case report and literature review.
Authors: Ceccarelli G, Gusai G, Rondelli F, Balestra F, De Rosa M Abstract We herein report the case of a symptomatic splenic artery aneurysm (SAA) diagnosed in a 65-year-old woman. Endoluminal exclusion was considered as first option, but the potential risk of postoperative splenic infarction, postsplenectomy thrombocytosis and immunodeficiency in an otherwise healthy patient raised the possibility to carry out a surgical procedure of vascular reconstruction using the robotic device Da Vinci® Surgical System (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA, USA). We performed the resection of the aneurysm and the continuity...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - July 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Patient-specific templates for image-guided intervention - a phantom study.
Conclusion: The system yields satisfactory accuracy comparable to other image-guided intervention systems. Involuntary movements of the patient need to be taken into account in a clinical setting. PMID: 31204536 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - June 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

A deformable model for navigated laparoscopic gastrectomy based on finite elemental method.
Conclusion: In this study, a deformable vessel model based on FEM was constructed using preoperative CT images to improve matching accuracy and to supply a reference for further research on deformation matching to facilitate laparoscopic gastrectomy navigation. PMID: 31187660 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - June 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Feasibility of hand-assisted laparoscopic sentinel node biopsy in open endometrial cancer surgery.
Conclusions: Real-time NIR technology supported by the IMAGE1 S is a reliable system and represents a promising method for SLN mapping in selected cases with EC and severe surgical risks, during 48 traditional open approaches. The use of laparoscopy ICG in open surgery seems to be a feasible and useful tool for the detection of SLN in endometrial cancer patients with intraoperative and/or postoperative high morbidity risk. It represents a valid alternative to robotic surgery, particularly in countries and centers where the robotic platform or SPY system for open surgery are not available. PMID: 31187667 [PubMed ...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - June 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Novel, infection-free, advanced hemostatic material: physical properties and preclinical efficacy.
Conclusions: TDM-623 has greater hemostatic capability than TDM-621 and is therefore promising as a new hemostatic agent. PMID: 31187670 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - June 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Histological findings in non-tumoral liver and tumor after chemoembolization with drug-eluting beads.
Conclusion: Histological examination of resected liver specimens after DEB-TACE showed substantial tumor necrosis without any severe inflammatory or destructive changes in the non-tumoral liver parenchyma. PMID: 31187680 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - June 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

The value of virtual reality simulators in hysteroscopy and training capacity: a systematic review.
Authors: Vitale SG, Caruso S, Vitagliano A, Vilos G, Di Gregorio LM, Zizolfi B, Tesarik J, Cianci A Abstract The aim of this study is to summarize evidence on the effectiveness of virtual reality simulators for experienced and novice surgeons in improving their hysteroscopic skills. Three types of hysteroscopic simulators were evaluated: Hyst Sim VR, Virtual Reality Uterine Resectoscopic Simulator, Essure Sim TM. Virtual reality simulators have been assessed to be highly relevant to reality and all surgeons attained significant improvements between their pre-test and post-test phases, independent of their previous ...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - June 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

PET-CT scan in the preoperative workup of early stage intermediate- and high-risk endometrial cancer.
Conclusions: The utility of PET-CT is limited by the low sensitivity for LN metastasis in intermediate- and high-risk early-stage EC, that may impede to consider PET-CT alone an adequate alternative to surgical retroperitoneal staging by lymphadenectomy or sentinel LN biopsy. However, the high diagnostic accuracy, specificity and NPV might support its adoption to improve the diagnostic accuracy of the sentinel LN algorithm. PMID: 31169418 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - June 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Comparison of the impact of single-port laparoscopic and conventional laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy on the ovarian reserve in adult patients with benign ovarian cysts.
Authors: Wang D, Liu H, Li D, Qiu L, Dai J, Sun D, Zhang J Abstract Objective: The surgical approach, hemostatic approach, histologic findings, and cyst size and location may have a role in reducing the ovarian reserve. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of single-port laparoscopic cystectomy (SLC) and conventional laparoscopic cystectomy (CLC) on the ovarian reserve based on serum anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) concentrations. Material and methods: This non-randomized concurrent control trial enrolled 79 female patients aged 18-45 years with benign ovarian cysts, including 47 patients in the ...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - June 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Long-term assessment of over-the-scope clip (OTSC) behavior after gastric application.
Conclusions: Long-term gastric clip attachment appears to be safe even if spontaneous detachment occurs. PMID: 31144550 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - June 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Thoracoscopic esophagoesophagostomy for a refractory stricture in a patient with esophageal atresia.
We present a 2-year-old girl with esophageal stricture refractory to regular endoscopic dilatation after esophageal atresia repair that underwent thoracoscopic stricture resection and reanastomosis. Although thoracoscopic approach is widely used for esophageal atresia repair, this approach has not been used before for the treatment of anastomosis stricture. PMID: 31132017 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - May 29, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Use of mixed reality for improved spatial understanding of liver anatomy.
In this study, clinicians had to identify liver segments associated to lesions. Results: Twenty-eight clinicians with varying medical experience were recruited for the study. From a total of 150 lesions, 89 were correctly assigned without significant difference between the modalities. The median time for correct identification was 23.5 [4-138] s using the magnetic resonance imaging images and 6.00 [1-35] s using HoloLens (p 
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - May 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Simultaneous radiofrequency ablation combined with laparoscopic splenectomy: a safe and effective way for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma complicated with cirrhosis and hypersplenism.
Conclusion: Simultaneous RFA combined with Lap-Sp was safe and effective for patients with HCC complicated with cirrhosis and hypersplenism. PMID: 31116622 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - May 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Laparoscopic surgery in rectal cancer patients taking anti-thrombotic therapy.
Conclusions: Our results at the very least can support that laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer is a safe and feasible option for patients taking long-term AT discontinued perioperatively. PMID: 31116623 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - May 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

A novel model for minimally invasive left ventricular assist device implantation training.
CONCLUSIONS: This high-fidelity, reproducible hybrid model allows for crucial components of minimally invasive LVAD implantation to be performed. This model has the potential to be used as an adjunct to surgical training, providing a safe and controlled learning environment for trainees to acquire skills in minimally invasive LVAD implantation. PMID: 31082283 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - May 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Early clinical experience with a touchless image navigation interface for the endovascular suite.
CONCLUSION: Physician engagement and 'needs-based' technological innovation is needed to improve human computer interaction in the endovascular suite, in hopes of positively affecting procedural decision-making, outcomes, and workflow. PMID: 31066595 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - May 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Optimal timing of assessment tasks depending on experience level of surgical trainees.
CONCLUSIONS: The precision cutting and suture task both showed construct validity for many of the parameters. While the precision cutting task distinguished best between novices and the other two groups, the suture task distinguished best between experts and the other two groups. These results show the importance of the timing of an assessment task, and that an assessment task might have limited value if experience levels are not considered. PMID: 31066615 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - May 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Use of a steerable triaxial system for challenging catheterization.
CONCLUSIONS: The steerable triaxial system has potential as a useful and safe technique for challenging catheterization. PMID: 31012764 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - April 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Percutaneous glue embolization as a primary treatment for visceral pseudoaneurysms.
CONCLUSIONS: Percutaneous glue embolisation of the pseudoaneurysms as a primary treatment is feasible and can be safely carried out in select group of patients with good therapeutic response and minimal complications. PMID: 31012767 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - April 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Modified implantation height of the Sapien3 ™ transcatheter heart valve.
Modified implantation height of the Sapien3™ transcatheter heart valve. Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol. 2019 Apr 23;:1-8 Authors: Wendt D, Shehada SE, König L, Kahlert P, Frey U, Mourad F, Jakob H, Thielmann M, El Gabry M Abstract OBJECTIVES: During transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), ideal positioning is crucial. The latest-generation balloon expandable Sapien3™ transcatheter heart valve (THV) comes with a marker, which is recommended to be exactly centered at the aortic annular level. We aimed to evaluate a higher "aortic" marker positioning. MATERIAL AN...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - April 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

The Seoul Declaration: A Manifesto for Ethical Medical Technology.
Authors: Kim YW, Barach P, Melzer A PMID: 31007120 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - April 24, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Comparison of two methods for endoscopic full-thickness resection of gastrointestinal lesions using OTSC.
CONCLUSION: EFTR of pre-resection closure are potentially faster compared with the concept of applying closure after EFTR. Larger prospective controlled studies comparing these two techniques are warranted in the future. PMID: 30987491 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - April 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Combined microwave ablation and antiangiogenic therapy to increase local efficacy.
CONCLUSION: The combination of MWA and antiangiogenic therapy triggered a significant reduction in the growth rate and metastases of tumors and may potentially improve survivals. PMID: 30987497 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - April 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Efficacy of the OTSC System in the treatment of GI bleeding and wall defects: a PMCF meta-analysis.
Authors: Weiland T, Rohrer S, Schmidt A, Wedi E, Bauerfeind P, Caca K, Khashab MA, Hochberger J, Baur F, Gottwald T, Schurr MO Abstract Since its market launch in 2007, the endoscopic OTSC clipping system has been the object of intensive clinical research. These data were systematically collected for post-market clinical follow-up (PMCF). The aim of the study was the systematic review of the efficacy and safety of the OTSC System. The PMCF database was systematically searched for clinical data on OTSC therapy of GI hemorrhage (H), acute leaks/perforations (AL) and chronic leaks/fistulae (CL). Major outcomes were su...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - April 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Back to the roots of AI and their relevance for health care today.
Authors: Lemke HU, Melzer A PMID: 30950663 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - April 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Enabling artificial intelligence in high acuity medical environments.
Authors: Kasparick M, Andersen B, Franke S, Rockstroh M, Golatowski F, Timmermann D, Ingenerf J, Neumuth T Abstract Acute patient treatment can heavily profit from AI-based assistive and decision support systems, in terms of improved patient outcome as well as increased efficiency. Yet, only very few applications have been reported because of the limited accessibility of device data due to the lack of adoption of open standards, and the complexity of regulatory/approval requirements for AI-based systems. The fragmentation of data, still being stored in isolated silos, results in limited accessibility for AI in heal...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - April 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Surgical process modelling strategies: which method to choose for determining workflow?
Authors: Gholinejad M, J Loeve A, Dankelman J Abstract The vital role of surgeries in healthcare requires a constant attention to improvement. Surgical process modelling is an innovative and rather recently introduced approach for tackling the issues in today's complex surgeries. This modelling field is very challenging and still under development, therefore, it is not always clear which modelling strategy would best fit the needs in which situations. The aim of this study was to provide a guide for matching the choice of modelling strategies for determining surgical workflows. In this work, the concepts associated...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - March 29, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

Effectiveness of misoprostol administration for cervical ripening in women before operative hysteroscopy: a randomized, double-blinded controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The administration of misoprostol seemed more effective than the control for preoperative cervical priming in menstrual participants. Further large randomized controlled trials are needed to determine whether misoprostol could reduce complications with fewer side-effects and to establish whether misoprostol has a substantial cervical dilation effect on either premenopausal or postmenopausal patients. PMID: 30907209 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - March 27, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

An in vitro comparison of flow dynamics of the Magna Ease and the Trifecta prostheses.
Authors: Marx P, Kowalczyk W, Demircioglu A, Shehada SE, Wendta H, Mourad F, Thielmann M, Jakob H, Wendt D Abstract OBJECTIVES: We aimed to compare the in vitro flow dynamics of the Perimount Magna Ease™ (PME) and the Trifecta™ (TF) bioprostheses. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A new flow chamber was designed to compare the flow patterns of the PME (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA, USA) and the TF (SJM, St. Paul, MN, USA) aortic valve prostheses. This new channel offered the possibility of 2D-particle-image-velocimetry (2D-PIV) to completely evaluate the flow field downstream from the aortic valve to the mi...
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - March 20, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

TaTME: analysis of the evacuatory outcomes and EUS anal sphincter.
CONCLUSIONS: TaTME does not seem to impact sphincter structure and evacuatory function, with a good recovery rate one year post-surgery, but does not seem to interfere with patients' evacuatory function quality of life. PMID: 30888248 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies)
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - March 20, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research