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Monday, June 30, 2014

Featured Issue: VITAE Academia Biomédica Digital No.56

We are featuring VITAE Academia Biomédica Digital no.56 on the blog today.

This issue includes "Proptosis and fungal sinusitis caused by Bipolaris hawaiiensis in a pediatric patient" by Inoa et al. This article details a study in which a 10 year-old patient with symptoms such as runny nose, headache, facial pain and proptosis underwent an endscopic nose sinus surgery and biopsies. Biopolaris hawaiiensis was found in mycological exams. The patient then underwent a successful treatment through the use of Voriconazole for three months.

This issue also includes "Laparoscopic suture and tie aided by robot: a comparative study of the learning curve" by Vegas et al. The article examines the learning curve of suturing and knot tying in laparoscopy in both a traditional setting and robot-assisted laparoscopy. Five people were evaluated for their performance using the GOALS score. The results indicated that robotic assistance helps improve performance of complex tasks in laparoscopy.

For these articles and other articles from this issue, click here.

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