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Conventional rigid laparoscopic instruments offer five degrees of freedom (DOF). Robotic instruments add two independent DOFs allowing unconstrained directional steering. Several nonrobotic instruments have been developed with the additional DOFs, but with these devices, surgeon's wrist movements are not intuitively transmitted into tip movements. In this study, a new articulated instrument has been evaluated. The aim of the study was to compare learning curves and performances of conventional laparoscopic instruments, the da Vinci system and Steerable devices in a crossover study.
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Name: The Journal of surgical research
High-accuracy radiotherapy is desired for precise delivery of radiation treatment to cancer. Modern technologies have been developed to pursue this goal, such as image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT),...
Recent advances in parallel imaging and simultaneous multi-slice techniques have permitted whole-brain fMRI acquisitions at sub-second sampling intervals, without significantly sacrificing the spatial...
The U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides depression treatment to veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). VHA costs of comorbid TBI-depression were estimated by Operation Enduring Fre...
This paper proposes a new relative motion-based dynamic force bounding approach (dynamic FBA) for stably interacting with dynamic multi-degrees of freedom (DOF) virtual objects. Considering the relati...
A specific periodic bar-and-joint framework with limited degrees of freedom is shown to have a transition mechanism when subjected to an external force. The static nonlinear elasticity of this framewo...
Goal: The ultimate goal of this research program is to improve the health and quality of life for wounded warriors from Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) through scr...
Observational comparison on Incidence of Pressure Injury between the Freedom Bed Automated Continuous lateral Rotation Therapy System and Manual Caregiver Re-positioning every 2 hours on a...
Effectiveness of the Freedom Bed as Compared to Alternating Pressure Mattress in Treatment of Pressure Injuries in Persons With Limited Mobility Due to Traumatic Brain Injury and /or Spinal Cord Injury
This non-randomized clinical study will compare pressure injuries and the change in pressure injuries for subjects who are placed on the Freedom Bed compared to those placed on a standard ...
Some people who are exposed to the HIV-1 virus are capable of either controlling or completely preventing viral infection. Multiple genetic factors may contribute to preventing or controll...
Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a well-recognized way to lower eye pressure in treatment of glaucoma. This treatment is performed for 180 degrees or 360 degrees, and studies at ac...
Significant alterations in temperature of the human body, above or below 98.6 degrees F. or 37 degrees C. when taken orally.
An ethical system which emphasizes human values and the personal worth of each individual, as well as concern for the dignity and freedom of humankind.
The state or condition of being a human individual accorded moral and/or legal rights. Criteria to be used to determine this status are subject to debate, and range from the requirement of simply being a human organism to such requirements as that the individual be self-aware and capable of rational thought and moral agency.
A species of CAMPYLOBACTER isolated from cases of human PERIODONTITIS. It is a microaerophile, capable of respiring with OXYGEN.
Specific molecular components of the cell capable of recognizing and interacting with a virus, and which, after binding it, are capable of generating some signal that initiates the chain of events leading to the biological response.