James Ansell, MD, Neil Warren, Dr, Pete Wall, Dr, Kim Cocks, Dr, Stuart Goddard, Dr, Michael Stechman, Mr, David Scott-Coombes, Mr, Jared Torkington, Mr. Welsh Institute for Minimal Access Therapy, Cardiff, UK. University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK.. Objective of the technology or device Surgical smoke obscures the operative view and chronic inhalation may have… Continue Reading
Paul Tasker, FRCS, Joan Braganza, DSc, FRCP, Harbans Sharma, MSc, PhD, DSc. Manchester Royal Infirmary. Objective: Studies in rodents and in man enhanced by copper deficiency both demonstrated a major controlling influence on copper absorption from copper status induced by dietary control. A computer-assisted deconvolution method was used to study 64Cu absorption in healthy volunteers on… Continue Reading
A Low Cost, Plug and Play, PC Tablet For Intrahospital, Interhospital and Intercontinental Surgical Telestration and Telementoring.
Etai Bogen, MD, Knut Magne Augestad, MD, PhD, Stig Norderval, MD, PhD, Hiten Patel, MD, PhD, FRCS, Conor P Delaney, MD, MCh, PhD, FRCSI, FACS, FASCRS, Rolv-Ole Lindsetmo, MD, PhD, MPH. Norwegian Centre of Telemedicine and Department of Surgery, University Hospital North-Norway, Tromso, Norway; Department of Colorectal Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Centre, Cleveland, USA.… Continue Reading
A New Endoluminal Platform For Endoscopic Removal of Difficult Colonic Lesions: Initial Clinical Experience.
Sergey V Kantsevoy, MD, PhD, Marianne Bitner, CRNA, B R Liu, MD, PhD, Gregory Piskun, MD. University of Maryland School of Medicine, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. OBJECTIVE: To develop a new platform facilitating endoscopic removal of large and flat colonic lesions. DESCRIPTION OF THE TECHNOLOGY: LumenR retractor system consists of an expandable and… Continue Reading
A novel antimicrobial coated non-crosslinked acellular porcine dermal matrix inhibits in vitro Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) biofilm formation.
Yuri W Novitsky, MD, Ryan A Liese, BS, MBA, Jeffrey R Scott, PhD. University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Brown University, C. R. Bard, Inc. (Davol). Purpose: The objective of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of a novel antimicrobial (rifampin/minocyline)-coated non-crosslinked acellular porcine dermal matrix device (AM-coated ADM), as compared to Strattice™ Firm,… Continue Reading
A Novel Biodegradable Clip-based Fastening Device for Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS): Next Generation Concept for Anastomosis Beyond Suturing and Stapling Tools.
J Opfermann, MS, A Krieger, PhD, PCW Kim, MD, PhD. Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children's National Health System, Washington, D.C.. Objective: The task of suturing for anastomosis requires complex coordination of surgical tools and suture management in minimal operative space. The lack of maneuverability and ergonomic design of MIS tools create challenges… Continue Reading
Bryan J Sandler, MD, Roberto Rumbaut, MD, C. Daniel Smith, MD, Gustavo Torres, MD, Luis Morales, MD, Lizelly Gonzalez, MD, Monica Garza, MD, Ryan C Broderick, MD, Cristina R Harnsberger, MD, Hans F Fuchs, MD, Moneer Almadani, MD, Garth R Jacobsen, MD, Santiago Horgan, MD. University of California, San Diego. OBJECTIVE: As an alternative to… Continue Reading
A Novel, Image Based, Active Laparoscope Manipulator – Preliminary Clinical Results with the AutoLap system.
Antonello Forgione, MD, Ivo Broeders, MD, Amir Szold, MD. Assia Medical Group, Tel Aviv, Israel, AIMS Academy, Niguarda Ca Granda Hospital, Milan, Italy, and MEander Medical Center, Amersfoort, Netherlands. Objectives: Camera manipulation in laparoscopic surgery is often in the hands of an unskilled assistant and the control by the surgeon is low. In addition,… Continue Reading
Saud Aldeghaither, Benjie Tang, Donald McLean, Emma Wright, Zhigang Wang, Afshin Alijani, Ian Tait, Alfred Cuschieri. Cushieri Skills Center &institute of medical science and technology, University of Dundee,Dundee, Scotland. Objective The aim of this study was to investigate the adhesion and retraction properties of C3 bioadhesive polymers, in an ex-vivo model of liver retraction. Background… Continue Reading
Thomas E Szymczak, PT. Vortek Surgical. INTRODUCTION Achieving and maintaining the desired position during endoscopic GI procedures including colonoscopy, EGD, ERCP, TIF, and similar procedures is a critical first step in performing a successful, complication-free procedure. Given the variety of patient types that may present for a procedure, a number of factors can present unique… Continue Reading
M Anvari, N Duchesne, T Fielding, K G Chan, P D Bevan, T Chapman. Center for Surgical Invention and Innovation, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Objective: The IGAR (Image Guided Autonomous Robot) is a novel robotic technology that facilitates image-guided medical interventions. The IGAR’s high level of accuracy and MR environment compatibility enable early detection, diagnosis, and… Continue Reading
T Mizota, MD, G Enani, MBBS, Y Watanabe, MD, M C Vassiliou, MD, A Madani, MD, E Bilgic, S Paudel, MD, T Shichinohe, MD, S Hirano, MD, Y Kurashima, MD. Department of Gastroenterological Surgery II, Hokkaido University Graduate School, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, Steinberg-Bernstein Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Innovation, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal,… Continue Reading
A Novel Tool for Meeting Infection Control Recommendations and Reducing Risks of Environmental Cross Transmission during Endoscopic GI Procedures: The ENDODRAPE Endoscopy Containment Systems
Thomas E Szymczak, PT, Safety, Consultant, President, Thomas J Small, MD, General, Surgeon, Medical, Director. Vortek Surgical, Indianapolis, IN. INTRODUCTION Encountering GI bacteria, bloodborne pathogens, and OPIM is predictable and preventable during endoscopic GI procedures. As many of the most infectious, environmentally-transmitted bacteria originate from the GI tract, effective management is of critical importance. However,… Continue Reading
Michael Soltz, PhD, Ludovic Boure, DVM, Clayton Ramey, DVM, Elizabeth Contini, BS, Dwight Bronson, MS, Tim Ebner, BS, Gerald Hodgkinson, PhD. Covidien. AIM The goals of this project were to develop a surgical animal model to assess the abrasiveness of buttressed and non-buttressed staple lines in the thorax of a canine and utilize the model… Continue Reading
An Improved Mesh Fixation Device That May End the Debate About Suture Fixation – Pre-clinical experience of using the FasTouch(tm)
David Earle, MD, FACS, Brian Jacob, MD, Karl LeBlanc, MD. Baystate Medical Center. Objective of the technology: Despite advantages of the laparoscopic approach to ventral hernia repair, the majority of ventral hernias are repaired in an open fashion. This is partly due to technical difficulties of adequate mesh fixation. Additionally, there is still debate over… Continue Reading