Navigation Links
Rapid surgical innovation puts patients at risk for medical errors
Date:7/2/2014

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that the risk of patient harm increased two-fold in 2006 the peak year that teaching hospitals nationwide embraced the pursuit of minimally invasive robotic surgery for prostate cancer. Results of the study are published in the July 2 online issue of JAMA Surgery.

"This study looked at the stages of innovation and how the rapid adoption of a new surgical technologyin this case, a surgical robotic systemcan lead to adverse events for patients," said Kellogg Parsons, MD, MHS, surgical oncologist, UC San Diego Health System and first author of the paper. "There is a real need for standardized training programs, rules governing surgeon competence and credentialing, and guidelines for hospital privileging when novel technologies reach the operating rooms of teaching and community hospitals."

In 2003, there were an estimated 617 minimally invasive robotic prostatectomies (MIRPs) performed in the United States. By 2009, this number increased to 37,753 procedures. In 2005, patients were twice as likely to experience an adverse event if they were undergoing MIRPs compared to a traditional open surgical procedure. The following year � was considered the tipping point for the adoption of MIRP when it equaled or exceeded 10 percent of all cases.

"The trend observed here is not new to robotic surgery. The same phenomena occurred with the move to minimally invasive approaches to gallbladder and kidney surgeries, both surgeries that are now well documented to improve safety and outcomes," said Christopher Kane, MD, professor of surgery and interim chair of the Department of Surgery, UC San Diego School of Medicine, who was not involved with the study. "Whenever a new technology is adopted there is a temporary period where there may be an increased risk to the patient. This can be reduced by extensive surgical training, vigorous credentialing
'/>"/>

Contact: Jackie Carr
jcarr@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Regentrief Institute joins ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte to support rapid-learning network
2. Researchers uncover new insights into developing rapid-acting antidepressant for treatment-resistant depression
3. CPAP rapidly improves blood pressure and arterial tone in adults with sleep apnea
4. Rapid, broad countermeasures sought against mystery infections
5. Intranasal ketamine confers rapid antidepressant effect in depression
6. 14 Day Rapid Fat Loss Plan Review–How To Get Rid Of Fat With 14 Day Rapid Fat Loss – Vinaf.com
7. Waismann Method® Rapid Detox Responds to Mental and Substance Disorder Report
8. USAFact’s New RapidFACT Screening Platform Will Launch with Multiple Website Facelifts Tied to Both Old and New Products
9. The Master Cleanse Secrets Review Indicates Whether This Book Can Help People Detoxify Their Body Rapidly – Health Review Center
10. The Carb Nite Solution Book Teaches People How To Strip Their Stubborn Body Fat Safely And Rapidly – Vinamy
11. Waismann Method® Rapid Detox Program Addresses Recent Heroin Epidemic
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Rapid surgical innovation puts patients at risk for medical errors
(Date:8/21/2014)... Top10BestSEOHosting.com has recently compared many professional ... http://www.top10bestseohosting.com/go/iPage/ ) is one of the best cheap ... manager of Top10BestSEOHosting.com states, “It is hard to ... companies have outperformed their competitors on hosting features, ... get the best web hosting at affordable prices.” ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health ... credits in 2015. , According to Zane Benefits, premium ... Affordable Care Act (ACA), premium tax credits are available ... through the Health Insurance Marketplaces. , The new article ... of the tax credits, updated for 2015. , ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... trend among their patients. Alternative medicine is on ... due to millenials. According to The Fiscal Times, ... medical treatments over conventional medicine. , The Fiscal ... how many millenials are embracing alternative medicine. The ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... For many people, finding motivation to exercise is a challenge. ... the approach of Zombies, Run!one of more than 31,000 health ... the growing number of apps that use games to increase ... mobile fitness app makers looking to cash in to help ... to exercise remains to be seen. , "It,s just been ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 Improv performers from Fun House ... dementia at Silverado Turtle Creek memory care community in ... entertainers ranging from ages 10 to 16, delivers a ... 40-minute set. The troupe's philosophy is that improv is ... them to touch audiences regardless of their circumstance — ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:iPage Reviews Unveiled Online At Top10BestSEOHosting.com 2Health News:Van Uden Center Sees Growth in Alternative Medicine 2Health News:Playing hunger games: Are gamified health apps putting odds in your favor? 2Health News:Unicorn Clearance Improv Troupe Brings Laughter to Residents with Dementia at Silverado Memory Care 2
... MONDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin even once ... associated with a marked drop in the risk of developing ... once monthly was linked to a 26 percent reduction in ... the risk of heart disease, was associated with an even ...
... Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death ... reduced the number of deaths from the disease. By ... risk for aggressive disease or diagnosis at a young age, ... screening approach. For that reason, scientists have been looking for ...
... , SUNDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- ... of heart attack four years after the city was ... Chronic stress, not being able to return home ... this situation, said the researchers, who updated their two-year ...
... metabolic syndrome, a constellation of conditions that increases the ... the risk of the two most common types of ... 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held here April 2-6. ... National Cancer Institute, said approximately one-third of the U.S. ...
... SUNDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- The use of ... dramatically in the United States over the past five ... of these drugs -- widely regarded as the last ... -- is cause for concern because carbapenem-resistant bacteria are ...
... of New Ulm Project, which is merging environmental, peer ... community with the assistance of a healthcare system, worksites ... has shown a 24 percent reduction in the number ... with the previous five-quarter period of evaluation., This study ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Monthly Aspirin Use Linked to Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk 2Health News:Monthly Aspirin Use Linked to Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk 3Health News:MicroRNA variations associated with earlier prostate cancer diagnosis in African-American men 2Health News:Heart Attack Risk Plagues Post-Katrina New Orleans 2Health News:Metabolic syndrome may increase risk for liver cancer 2Health News:Research Warns of Overuse of Powerful Class of Antibiotics 2Health News:Regional prevention project involving 10,000 adults cuts heart attacks by 25 percent 2Health News:Regional prevention project involving 10,000 adults cuts heart attacks by 25 percent 3
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: ASTY), a ... medicine, announced today the appointments of Andrew ("Andy") Arno ... Board of Directors. With these additions, the Asterias Board ... are independent. Andy Arno , 55, ... companies. He is currently Managing Director of Emerging Growth ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 20, 2014  The National Association of Drug ... achieved by the real-time, pseudoephedrine (PSE) blocking system ... Log Exchange (NPLEx), automatically blocks unlawful PSE sales ... offenders and make arrests. Data released by NPLEx ... blocked the sale of more than 23,478 ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... PLAINFIELD, N.J. , Aug. 20, 2014 PTC Therapeutics, ... will participate at two upcoming investor conferences: - ... Seasons Hotel in Boston on Wednesday, ... Biotech Conference at The Mandarin Oriental Boston on Thursday, September ... present a company update at the Bank of America Merrill ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Asterias Biotherapeutics Appoints Two Independent Directors and Announces Completion of Series A Common Stock Distribution 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Appoints Two Independent Directors and Announces Completion of Series A Common Stock Distribution 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Appoints Two Independent Directors and Announces Completion of Series A Common Stock Distribution 4Kentucky's Stop-Sale System Achieves Significant Results In Battle Against Meth 2PTC Therapeutics to Participate at Upcoming Investor Conferences 2
... lab? Worried about the high costs, start-up ... of managing the ongoing business operations? As ... leaving you free to care for your patients., ... convenient diagnostic facility for you and your patients. ...
... SP-9000 is exactly the same as the model SP-8800 ... a separate Pachy mode. This mode has its own ... in all directions. It allows you to select an ... also has built-in software to calculate averages of multiple ...
... VersaPulse PowerSuite holmium laser combines excellent ... precise, virtually bloodless procedures. It is ... and gall bladder stones of all ... surgical tool. Because its laser light ...
... The VersaPulse PowerSuite holmium laser combines ... for precise, virtually bloodless procedures. It ... urinary and gall bladder stones of ... multipurpose surgical tool. Because its laser ...
Medicine Products: