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Report: Surgical robots may be moot in cystectomy

July 24, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Robot-assisted surgical devices maker Intuitive Surgical takes offense as doctors at a major U.S. cancer center warn that robot-assisted surgery may have little to offer patients undergoing surgical bladder removal.

Report: Surgical robots may be moot in cystectomy

The much-disputed field of robot-assisted surgery took another blow this week when doctors from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center warned that the high-tech procedure may be no better than traditional surgery for patients with invasive bladder cancer.

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DARPA taps NeuroPace for memory loss trial

July 23, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

NeuroPace teams up with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to examine use of implanted neurostimulators to help restore memory.

DARPA taps NeuroPace for memory loss trial

Epilepsy treatment devices maker NeuroPace hopes to expand its clinical applications by supporting a research initiative to evaluate neurostimulation implants in treatment of memory deficits.

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Medrobotics' surgical robot premiers in Germany

July 21, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

German surgeons are the world's 1st to use Medrobotics' Flex surgical robot to remove cancerous lesions, launching the company's postmarket clinical trial.

Medrobotics' surgical robot premiers in Germany

Medtech maker Medrobotics celebrated the world's 1st cancer surgeries performed with its Flex surgical robot in a pair of procedures conducted at a hospital in Germany.

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Study: Mazor touts 99% accuracy in placing screws in youth with scoliosis

July 18, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Mazor Surgical's robot-guided system helps boost accuracy and lower radiation exposure in placing pedicle screws in adolescent scoliosis patients, researchers report.

Study: Surgical robot helps boost accuracy to 99% in placing screws in youth with scoliosis

Study: Robot prostatectomy looks good at 10 years

July 17, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Researchers say that robot-assisted surgery is as good as open surgery in controlling prostate cancer for 10 years.

Study: Robot prostatectomy looks good at 10 years

Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) proved just as good as open surgery in keeping the prostate cancer under control for 10 years following the procedure, according to a new study from researchers at the Henry Ford Hospital.

Nearly 99% of the RARP patients enrolled in the study survived cancer for a decade following surgery and about 73% were recurrence-free and 97.5% of the group was metastasis-free, according to the report.

Study links St. Jude's Medical's Riata lead externalizations to electrical failures

July 17, 2014 by Brad Perriello

A Danish study of St. Jude Medical's recalled Riata and Riata ST defibrillator leads suggests that the externalization problem that led to the recall worsens over time and is linked to "electrical abnormalities."

Study links St. Jude's Medical's Riata lead externalizations to electrical failures

Valve-in-valve surgery shows promise in new registry study

July 11, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

An new study shows that transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve implantation may be an important option for a growing population of patients with deteriorating bioprosthetic implants, but outcomes depend strongly on how the previous valve is failed.

Medtronic and Edwards implants show promise in valve-in-valve treatment

New research released this week provides more support for the use of transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve (VIV) implantation as a means of replacing previously implanted valves that have deteriorated over time.

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