Apr 20 2016
Auris Health, Inc, formerly known as Auris Surgical Robotics, was excited not only for its purchase of minimally invasive robotic surgery company Hansen Medical, but also for the opportunity the acquisition would bring Auris. According to the article, the acquisition could put Auris in a position to capitalize on robotic surgery and transcatheter, minimally invasive surgical procedures.
Excerpt from the article: "Hansen Medical has developed a technology leadership position in the field of intravascular robotics," said Auris CEO Moll in a statement. "There remains a significant opportunity in flexible robotics and I am excited to combine with Hansen Medical to advance this market."Read the Full Article about Auris
Complications from bronchoscopy are rare and most often minor, but if they occur, may include breathing difficulty, vocal cord spasm, hoarseness, slight fever, vomiting, dizziness, bronchial spasm, infection, low blood oxygen, bleeding from biopsied site, or an allergic reaction to medications. Only rarely do patients experience other more serious complications (for example, collapsed lung, respiratory failure, heart attack and/or cardiac arrhythmia).
Adverse effects from both Mini-PCNL and Ureteroscopy include pain, urinary tract infection, fever, hematuria (presence of blood in urine), exposure to low levels of radiation, retained or residual stones.
Adverse effects from ureteroscopy may include pain, perforation or injury to the ureter, resulting in extravasation of fluid and urine (urinoma), stricture of the ureter with risk of subsequent obstruction (hydronephrosis needing further repair), rare avulsion of the ureter, urinary blood clots, residual stones.
PCNL access may result in minor and major adverse effects. Minor effects include fever and nephrostomy leak. Major adverse effects may include injuries to pleura, liver, spleen, large vessels with related bleeding, gallbladder, duodenum, jejunum, colon with related cutaneous fistula, fever, pain, ileus, elevated counts.
Major adverse effects related to stone removal may include infection and urosepsis, intravascular fluid overload, extravasation of fluid, and post percutaneous nephrolithotomy bleeding.