Research Desk

Jul 18, 2019

Professor Richard van Hillegersberg from the University Medical Center Utrecht shares his experience of robotic assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) over the years. He speaks about the current practices, recent updates and the differences between old and newer approaches. 

Jul 18, 2019

One in eight women who receive an organ transplant may develop lower genital tract dysplasia, a retrospective study reveals. High-grade non-cervical lesions appear to be as common as high-grade cervical lesions (3.3% vs. 3.6% of women). Providers taking care of women who have undergone transplantation should be aware of the risk of vulvar, vaginal and anal dysplasia," she said. "Furthermore, given this incidence, comprehensive lower genital tract exams should be performed, with biopsy as indicated, in order to diagnose lesions at a precancerous state.

Jul 18, 2019

John F. Ward, MD, FACS, details the workflow of the ARTEMIS Semi-Robotic Fusion Biopsy System through videos and software demonstrations. He illustrates the movement of the system’s endfire probe, the process of gathering images, rendering a digital 3D model of the prostate, and navigating the placement of biopsy needles.

Jul 18, 2019

Stanford researchers have uncovered how a genetic mutation contributes to a heart disease known as familial dilated cardiomyopathy. Existing drugs correct the defect in heart cells grown in a petri dish, suggesting a new therapeutic target. A genetic mutation linked to dilated cardiomyopathy, a dangerous enlargement of the heart’s main pumping chamber, activates a biological pathway normally turned off in healthy adult hearts, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Jul 18, 2019

According to a new report, the CVS and Atena merger will head back to the Federal Court on Friday and Judge Leon will be hearing oral arguments from five states which are in support of this consolidation. The court review has dragged on since November ever since the two companies closed their deals. 

Jul 18, 2019

 

The pons is the preferred location for cavernous malformations in the brainstem. When these lesions do not surface, it is critical to select the optimal safe entry zone to reduce morbidity.1–3 In this video, we demonstrate in a stepwise manner the medial suboccipital craniotomy and the telovelar approach performed in a lateral decubitus position. They were used to successfully resect a pontine cavernous malformation in a centroposterior location in a 19-year-old patient with diplopia, right-sided numbness, and imbalance. The paramedian supracollicular safe entry zone was used once the lesion did not reach the ependymal surface.2,3 Late magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated total resection and the patient was neurologically intact after 3 months of follow-up. The approach is also demonstrated in a cadaveric dissection to better illustrate all steps.

Jul 18, 2019

PDA 2019 is going to be a four days of educational programming at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, CA. PDA 2019 will offer both practical and cutting-edge content that spans the entire spectrum of medical and surgical dermatologic topics. The mission is to offer high-quality continuing education opportunities to dermatologists practicing in the Western US, Canada, Mexico and Pacific Rim countries.

Jul 18, 2019

6th Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Otorhinlaryngology Head & Neck Surgery & 11th SAARC ENT Conference being held at The Leela Ambience Hotel, Gurugram from 16th to 18th August 2019. This will be a landmark event in the fields of the specialty of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and all its subspecialties and will break the global and national barriers to bring everybody in the field together.  The speakers will include International faculty who are masters in their field and Indian experts. 

Jul 18, 2019

This one day conference will cover methods of treatment, basics of clinical trials, advances in radiation treatment, survivors and survivorship care. The conference is designed for physicians, nurses, and advanced practice professionals involved in women’s healthcare who have an interest in the management of quality of life challenges for the breast cancer survivor as well as current breast cancer therapies and multidisciplinary management.

Jul 18, 2019

This weekend course was designed to provide a comprehensive and practical update on strategies for efficient detection and characterization of degenerative and traumatic conditions of the musculoskeletal system (spine, upper and lower extremity) with MRI. The faculty will consist of 5 experienced radiologists as well as an expert orthopedic surgeon, all of whom are noted for their lecturing and teaching ability. The course was designed to allow interaction and questions with the faculty.