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FDA clears new robotically-assisted surgical device

On Oct. 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Senhance System, a new robotically-assisted surgical device (RASD) that can help facilitate minimally invasive surgery.  (more…)

Postoperative atelectasis

Early recognition and prompt action achieve a positive outcome. Takeaways: Atelectasis occurs in 90% of patients who receive general anesthesia. Partial or complete collapse of the lungs’ small…

Study: Surgical checklist reduces 30-day morbidity

Using a surgical safety checklist, including providing comprehensive training on it, significantly decreases 30-day morbidity, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.…

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