Cutting-edge Surgeries Using Augmented Reality

iStock_000015704019XSmallCutting-edge Surgeries Using Augmented Reality

On October 25th surgeons from the Department of General, Endocrine and Vascular Surgery, Medical University of Warsaw – Małgorzata Szostek, Wawrzyniec Jakuczun, Natalia Wrzesińska and Sebastian Willenberg performed two endovascular aortic aneurysms repairs (EVAR) with the use of augmented reality goggles – Microsoft HoloLens. That were one of the first that kind of procedures in the world.
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International Conference of Natural and Medical Sciences, Young Scientists, PhD Students and Students

Conference combined with training workshops will be held on December 1st, 2017 to December 3rd, 2017 in Lublin. Presentations of the participants’ work will be shown during the Conference. Also, interesting and free trainings as well as integration party will be held. Read full text »

Bariatric surgeries as a prevention of cancer among obese patients?

Scientists from Australia noticed decreased levels of circulating cancer-associated protein biomarkers after bariatric surgery in obese patients. Many scientific studies proved that there is an association between obesity and risk of cancer development. Read full text »

Pancreatic cells transplant is a chance for patients with type 1 diabetes

iStock_000024327831SmallThe research that has recently been published shows that islet transplantation in patients with type 1 diabetes may prevent sugar drops that are dangerous to health. The results of the work of the scientists are considered a breakthrough in the fight against this chronic disease.

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Bariatric surgeries- novel method in treatment of diabetes type 2 in obese patients?

fScientists from Catholic University of Rome recently published results of their studies in „The Lancet”. They proved that bariatric surgeries are more effective in treatment of diabetes type 2 in obese patients than pharmacotherapy. Read full text »

Does the diet after colorectal surgery make a difference?

Over the past 20 years of medical research, there has been a significant increase in awareness of the importance of early feeding after colorectal surgeries. Surgeons transitioned from the routine historical decompression of the gastrointestinal tract through a nasogastric tube, through the introduction of the oral diet after giving the first flatus, up to the present times, in which reliable medical evidence indicates that early feeding is beneficial for the fast recovery of patients after these operations. Ways, complications associated with colon surgery and the time of introducing the diet after it always aroused controversy in the medical community. In “Advances in Surgery”, researchers from Singapore gathered in their article scientific achievements of recent years, which correspond to the many questions and concerns of surgeons. Read full text »

Which method of restoring the continuity of the gastrointestinal tract after gastrectomy ensures the best patient’s quality of life?

Team of doctors.Until this day there is no consensus among surgeons which of available ways to reconstruct the continuity of the gastrointestinal tract after subtotal gastrectomy is the best. The most common reasons for performing this surgery are cancer of the distal part of the stomach and perforation of the stomach wall in the course of ulcer disease. Read full text »

Acute appendicitis – antibiotic therapy or surgery?

A commonly known treatment method of acute appendicitis is an appendectomy. It is more frequently performed in laparoscopic way, what decreases the risk of wound infection, is less painful, shortens time of hospitalization and makes the patients return to their previous activity faster. Read full text »

Capabilities of 3D printer as a new chance for children suffering from tracheobronchomalacia

Owing to 3D printer abilities 3 boys suffering from tracheobronchomalacia were saved. It is a rare disease which affects about 1 in 2,200 new born babies. The disease is characterized by underdevelopment of cartilaginous rings and thus the weakening of the wall of the trachea and bronchi. It leads to the collapse of the respiratory tract and obstructs the airflow to the lungs. Read full text »

Inguinal hernia: Follow or Repair?

Inguinal hernia is a problem with which surgeons struggle from the beginning of the history of their profession. The disease affects every fourth person in the general population and it occurs 7 times more frequently in men. Basically, it is a pathological exit of organs through an opening in an abdominal wall in spot called “locus minoris resistentiae”. Inguinal hernia gradually enlarges itself and reduces patient’s quality of life. The most serious complication caused by this disease is the incarceration and strangulation of hernia which is an surgical emergency.

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