FDA Finalizes Guidance for Power Morcellators FDA Finalizes Guidance for Power Morcellators
"The FDA recommends performing laparoscopic power morcellation for myomectomy or hysterectomy only with a tissue containment system," and only in select patients, according to the new guidance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Lavage an Alternative to Resection in Perforated Diverticulitis Laparoscopic Lavage an Alternative to Resection in Perforated Diverticulitis
In patients with perforated purulent diverticulitis, outcomes of laparoscopic peritoneal lavage eventually do not differ much from those following primary resection, researchers have found in JAMA Surgery.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Comparisons of Analgesic Efficacy in Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Comparisons of Analgesic Efficacy in Laparoscopic Prostatectomy
This study compared postoperative analgesic outcomes of three commonly used anesthesia techniques in patients undergoing robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy Yields Larger Long-Term Weight Loss Than RYGB
THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2020 -- Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) results in greater weight loss than laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) seven years after surgery, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in JAMA Surgery. Sofia... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers Evaluate Gynecology-Specific Laparoscopic Simulator Researchers Evaluate Gynecology-Specific Laparoscopic Simulator
Students have similar confidence levels during a simulated laparoscopic vaginal cuff suturing task whether they train with the current laparoscopic simulator or a newer gynecology-specific simulator.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Protection Against Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Complications Protection Against Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Complications
A two-layer vaginal cuff closure during total laparoscopic hysterectomy is associated with fewer postoperative complications according to a retrospective study of approximately 3,000 patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Laparoscopic, Robotic Repair of Ventral Hernia Yield Similar Patient-Reported Outcomes Laparoscopic, Robotic Repair of Ventral Hernia Yield Similar Patient-Reported Outcomes
Laparoscopic and robotic ventral hernia repair with intraperitoneal mesh have comparable patient-reported outcomes, but the robotic approach takes longer and remains more costly, according to results from the PROVE-IT randomized clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

When and Why Do Diverticulitis Patients Need Surgery? When and Why Do Diverticulitis Patients Need Surgery?
An update to the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) guideline on diverticular disease suggests that surgery may not be needed in many cases, while a study of laparoscopic resection shows that quality of life may improve, although risks exist.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

What Can I Expect After a Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy?
Title: What Can I Expect After a Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 11/18/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/18/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - November 18, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Resection May Be An Option for CRC Liver Metastases
TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2020 -- For patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who have resectable liver metastases, survival outcomes at five years do not differ significantly for treatment with laparoscopic versus open liver resection, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Randomized trial of laparoscopic, open liver surgery found no difference in long-term survival ou
(American College of Physicians) A randomized trial of laparoscopic and open liver surgery for patients with metastatic colon cancer found no difference in survival outcomes between treatment groups. Previously published short-term results showed that the laparoscopic approach led to fewer complications within 30 days after surgery, faster recovery, and shorter hospital stays. Findings from a randomized, controlled trial are published inAnnals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Laparoscopic, Robotic Repair of Ventral Hernia Yield Similar Patient-Reported Outcomes Laparoscopic, Robotic Repair of Ventral Hernia Yield Similar Patient-Reported Outcomes
Laparoscopic and robotic ventral hernia repair with intraperitoneal mesh have comparable patient-reported outcomes, but the robotic approach takes longer and remains more costly, according to results from the PROVE-IT randomized clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

What to Expect After a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy?
Title: What to Expect After a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/5/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - November 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

What Is Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation?
Title: What Is Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/3/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - November 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

What Is Laparoscopy in Gynecology?
Title: What Is Laparoscopy in Gynecology?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/29/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/29/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - October 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Recovery Time for a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Title: Recovery Time for a Laparoscopic HysterectomyCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/29/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/29/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - October 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Virtual Incision Receives Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) to Initiate Study of First-of-its-Kind MIRA Platform
Company Prepares MIRA for Use in Minimally-Invasive Laparoscopic Colon Surgery HOLLAND, Mich., Oct. 28, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Genesis Innovation Group's cultivate(MD) Capital Fund II LP, a fund focused on investments into ea... Devices, Surgery, FDA Genesis Innovation Group, Virtual Incision, MIRA Surgical Platform (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sex, Age Among Predictors of Ongoing Pain After Laparoscopic Inguinal-Hernia Repair Sex, Age Among Predictors of Ongoing Pain After Laparoscopic Inguinal-Hernia Repair
About one in 17 patients experience chronic pain following laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair (LIHR), and those at higher risk include women and younger patients, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 16, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Removal Plus Transplant Surgery Feasible in Polycystic Kidney Disease
THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 -- Patients with large polycystic kidneys can have their diseased kidneys safely removed laparoscopically at the same time as their kidney transplant (KT) surgery, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pioneering dual surgery a safe option for patients with polycystic kidney disease
(Mayo Clinic) Patients with large polycystic kidneys in need of a kidney transplant can have their diseased kidneys safely removed laparoscopically at the same time as their transplant surgery. That is the finding of a Mayo Clinic study recently published in the American Journal of Transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fluorescent Cholangiography Could Prevent Bile Duct Injury During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Fluorescent Cholangiography Could Prevent Bile Duct Injury During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Fluorescent cholangiography during laparoscopic cholecystectomy could prevent bile duct injury by improving visualization of biliary anatomy, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Fewer Recurrences Seen After Robotic Paraesophageal Hernia Repairs Fewer Recurrences Seen After Robotic Paraesophageal Hernia Repairs
Robotic-assisted paraesophageal hernia (PEH) repair appears to be associated with a lower rate of hernia recurrence than is laparoscopic surgery, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

One bullet causing five holes, laparoscopic exploration with repair: a case report and review of the literature - Jones H, Ahmed H.
INTRODUCTION: The proper treatment of penetrating abdominal wounds has been a controversial topic, and the preferred regimen has evolved over time. In recent years, many trauma centers have started using diagnostic laparoscopy in stable trauma patients in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Thoracoscopic vs. Laparoscopic Myotomy
Title: Thoracoscopic vs. Laparoscopic MyotomyCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Sugammadex vs. Neostigmine in Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Sugammadex vs. Neostigmine in Laparoscopic Prostatectomy
Can sugammadex reduce the length of hospital stay, recovery time, and unplanned readmission for patients who underwent robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy when compared to neostigmine?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Intraop Lidocaine and Pain After TEP Inguinal Hernioplasty Intraop Lidocaine and Pain After TEP Inguinal Hernioplasty
Does intraoperative lidocaine infusion improve postoperative pain-related outcomes in patients undergoing laparoscopic TEP inguinal hernioplasty?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Better Continence Rate Gives Robotic Prostatectomy the Edge Better Continence Rate Gives Robotic Prostatectomy the Edge
Rates of urinary continence were higher after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy than after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in a large-scale, randomized comparison of the two approaches.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Measuring Severity of Intraoperative Events Using Video Data Measuring Severity of Intraoperative Events Using Video Data
A newly developed instrument may be a useful tool for measuring the severity of intraoperative events in laparoscopic surgery.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Gynecological Laparoscopies Show Unexpectedly High Infection Rate Gynecological Laparoscopies Show Unexpectedly High Infection Rate
Surgical site infections are seen in almost one in six patients who undergo gynecological laparoscopy, according to Israeli and Australian researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 22, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

What Is Open and Laparoscopic Resection Rectopexy?
Title: What Is Open and Laparoscopic Resection Rectopexy?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 7/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/16/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 16, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

What Is Laparoscopic Left Colectomy/Hemicolectomy?
Title: What Is Laparoscopic Left Colectomy/Hemicolectomy?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 7/10/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/10/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 10, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

What Is Laparoscopic Right Colectomy?
Title: What Is Laparoscopic Right Colectomy?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 7/9/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/9/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 9, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

How Long Does an Exploratory Laparoscopy Take?
Title: How Long Does an Exploratory Laparoscopy Take?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 8, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

What Is Laparoscopic Ventral Mesh Rectopexy?
Title: What Is Laparoscopic Ventral Mesh Rectopexy?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 6/30/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - June 30, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Can Adhesions Be Removed Laparoscopically?
Title: Can Adhesions Be Removed Laparoscopically?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 6/30/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - June 30, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Surgery?
Title: How Long Does It Take to Recover from Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Surgery?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 5/1/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/1/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General)
Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General - May 1, 2020 Category: Podiatry Source Type: news

How Long Does a Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication Last?
Title: How Long Does a Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication Last?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 4/29/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/29/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 29, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Grants Breakthrough Designation for Heart Failure Device
VisCardia has been granted Breakthrough Device Designation for an implantable technology to treat heart failure (HF). More specifically, the Portland, OR-based company’s VisOne is a device that treats moderate to severe HF with reduced ejection fraction and preserved ventricular synchrony. The system delivers synchronized diaphragmatic stimulation (SDS) therapy. Greg Harris, VP of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs spoke with MD+DI about VisOne and how the device has the potential to make a difference in the lives of HF patients. “Other technologies are usually focused on strengthening the ...
Source: MDDI - April 23, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Business Source Type: news

What Is Recovery Time for Laparoscopic Appendectomy?
Title: What Is Recovery Time for Laparoscopic Appendectomy?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 4/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 16, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Robotic Voluminous Paraesophageal Hernia Repair Robotic Voluminous Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
This review examined the safety and efficacy of a robotic approach to paraesophageal hernia repair. Is it a feasible alternative to standard laparoscopic repair?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Robotic Hernia Repair No Better Than Traditional Approach, Has Several Drawbacks Robotic Hernia Repair No Better Than Traditional Approach, Has Several Drawbacks
For primary inguinal hernia repair, there is no apparent benefit to the robotic approach over the traditional laparoscopic approach, according to a randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Is Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Major Surgery?
Title: Is Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Major Surgery?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 3/27/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/27/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - March 27, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Reducing Postop Nausea After Gynecological Laparoscopic Surgery Reducing Postop Nausea After Gynecological Laparoscopic Surgery
This study evaluated the efficacy of adjunctive dexmedetomidine to morphine-based analgesia for postoperative nausea and vomiting prophylaxis in women undergoing gynecological laparoscopic surgery.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Potential for Prognostic Biomarkers in T1 Colorectal Cancer Treatment Selection
In this study, researchers found that endoscopic therapy was the most effective strategy for patients with T1 CRC with less aggressive biomarker profiles and laparoscopic colectomy was the most effective for patients with more aggressive profiles. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Pristine Surgical completes $18 million capital raise
MANCHESTER, N.H., March 17, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Pristine Surgical LLC, makers of the first fully-integrated, single-use visualization platform for rigid endoscopic surgical and diagnostic procedures, announced today that it c... Devices, Surgery, Venture Capital Pristine Surgical, arthroscope, laparoscope (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Updates Steps to Make Power Morcellators Safer in Surgery FDA Updates Steps to Make Power Morcellators Safer in Surgery
Laparoscopic power morcellation for myomectomy or hysterectomy should only be performed with an approved tissue containment system and only in appropriately selected patients.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Today the @US_FDA announced several important steps the agency is taking to make the use of laparoscopic power morcellators (LPMs) safer in gynecologic surgeries. https://go.usa.gov/xdyV4   pic.twitter.com/MmJTOblYFS
Today the @US_FDA announced several important steps the agency is taking to make the use of laparoscopic power morcellators (LPMs) safer in gynecologic surgeries. https://go.usa.gov/xdyV4  pic.twitter.com/MmJTOblYFS (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - February 25, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Why Human Factors Terminology Needs Updating
Conclusion IEC 62366-1 leaves a chasm between Normal Use and Abnormal Use, so manufacturers might not consider some user actions to be “Use Errors” if these actions do not fit the IEC 62366-1 definition of use. In other words, Use Errors may go undetected, unaddressed, or unmitigated. To protect users and manufacturers, this gap must be closed: IEC 62366-1 should be updated to address user actions that do not fit the current definitions of Normal Use nor Abnormal Use. To mend this gap in IEC 62366-1, we suggest to: Re-define Abnormal Use in terms of abuse. Remove Normal Use. Remove the &...
Source: MDDI - February 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kaivon Assani Tags: Design Source Type: news

Intuitive Surgical & #039;s Latest Acquisition Is Just One Piece of a Much Bigger Puzzle
There has been an imeasurable amount of disucssion in the medical device industry in recent years about the future of robotic surgery as the market pioneer Intuitive Surgical welcomes an influx of competition into the space. One of the ways Intuitive is continuing to innovate in the field is through connectivity and data analytics. Through an intriguing discussion at MD&M West, along with Intuitive's announcement earlier this week that it has acquired Orpheus Medical, MD+DI gained a clearer understanding of how those trends are being put to work at Intuitive to turn expert surgeons into super-ex...
Source: MDDI - February 12, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news