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Mechanical Evaluation of Articulated Instruments and Cross-handed Manipulation in Laparo-endoscopic

Jiangfan Zhu, MD East Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine Background:Laparo-endoscopic single-site surgery ( LESS ) is limited by loss of triangulation and internal instruments conflict. To overcome these obstacles, some approaches have been introduced: articulated instruments and cross-handed manipulation which causes the right hand to control the left instrument tip and vice versa. The… Continue Reading

Plume Characteristics (Emission Direction, Types and Settlement Time) Affects Visual Field Obstruction Generated by Laparoscopic Ultrasonic Devices (LUD).

Fernando J Kim, MD, David Sehrt, Alexandre Pompeo, MD, Wilson Molina, MD Denver Health Medical Center Objective: To characterize laparoscopic ultrasonic device surgical plume emission direction, types (laminar or turbulent) and settlement time affecting visualization. Materials and Methods: The Harmonic ACE, Covidien Cordless Sonicision, Olympus SonoSurg and Thunderbeat were activated 15 -27 times/study using industry… Continue Reading

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in Morbid obesity and Type 2 Diabetes – Outcome in Chinese

Simon K Wong, MD, Shirley Y Liu, MD, Candice C Lam, RN, Enders K Ng, MD The Chinese University of Hong Kong Background: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is increasingly advocated as a primary bariatric procedure for morbid obesity. This study aims to evaluate the outcomes of LSG as a stand-alone operation in achieving weight reduction… Continue Reading

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