Imagine you’re building a house from scratch. You know the components you’ll need: foundation, framework, walls, a roof, plumbing and electricity, to name a few. But there’s a lot more that goes into the process. How do you wire each room for electricity and connect the plumbing to sinks and showers? How do you hook […]
Researchers are hoping that data on patient activity levels post-surgery that is collected via smartphones will help them better understand what the recovery process looks like.
Researchers Develop “Supercool” Organ Preservation Technique to Give Clinicians and Recipients More Time for Transplants
For the first time, researchers successfully “supercooled” a human liver and returned it back to normal body temperatures without any ice injury. Using this supercooling preservation method, the research team, led by Reinier de Vries, MD, were able to triple the shelf-life of human livers from about nine hours to 27 hours.
SurgiBox is an inflatable, sterile surgical environment that fits in a backpack and allows for safe surgery anywhere.
In a recent article in Annals of Surgery, a research team from Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT details the ways in which artificial intelligence (AI) could revolutionize the practice and teaching of surgery—and how patients will benefit with safer surgeries and better outcomes.
The REVIVE clinical trial team is seeking feedback from the public on their study testing the use of RESQFOAM in severely injured trauma patients.
Thirty-six minutes. That is the average time it takes for a person who has entered a hospital’s emergency department to reach an operating room. For a patient suffering from an exsanguinating, noncompressible abdominal hemorrhage – a severe, life-threatening trauma – that is 36 minutes of continued blood loss. What if there was a way to […]