Surgery

New spine robot to serve as backbone for orthopedic innovations

As personalized medicine continues to garner more importance in the field of health care, orthopedic surgeons use advances in imaging technology coupled with the latest robotics capabilities to improve the likelihood of achieving ...

Surgery

Robotic surgery improves patient recovery time

A new study, published in JAMA, has found that robotic surgery reduces the chance of readmission by half (52 percent), and revealed a "striking" four-fold (77 percent) reduction in prevalence of blood clots (deep vein thrombus ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Kidney transplant safe when organ donor has COVID: Study

Even before the pandemic, the demand for donor kidneys far exceeded supply. That shortfall only worsened when hospitals started refusing to use kidneys from COVID-positive donors.

Neuroscience

When unconscious, the brain is anything but 'silent'

The cerebral cortex is thought to be the seat of conscious processing in the brain. Rather than being inactivated, specific cells in the cortex show higher spontaneous activity during general anesthesia than when awake, and ...

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