Jan 06 2017
Recent data showed the rise in robotics funding across various categories. According to the article, robotic startups had a record year in 2016 globally. Despite the majority of growth coming from the enterprise and consumer categories, the medical category saw an increase too. According to the article, Auris Health, Inc., formerly known as Auris Surgical Robotics, had the most funding for its robotic technology.
Excerpt from the article: “More than half the deals in the medical robotics sector went to surgical robots in the last 5 years. One of the most well-funded robotics startups, Auris Surgical Robots, raised 2 growth equity rounds of $149.5M and $49M from Lux Capital and Mithril Capital Management. “Read More 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.