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Medtronic, AMRA partner for robotic-assisted surgery

24 June, 2022

Medtronic Australasia and Australian Medical Robotics Academy (AMRA) have partnered to provide surgeons with training in robotic-assisted surgery.


Planning tool allows surgeons to perform digital rehearsals

14 June, 2022

A PhD student from the University of Sydney is developing a tool to assist surgeons in planning complex jawbone reconstruction procedures using new-generation devices.


Drug may reduce contraceptive effectiveness, but many unaware

06 June, 2022

Women undergoing operations are not being routinely informed that common anaesthetic may make their contraception efforts less effective, warn UK doctors.


Getinge Maquet Yuno II Operating Table

01 June, 2022

The Maquet Yuno II operating table is suitable for orthopaedic, traumatology and neurology procedures.


Type 1 diabetes: first surgery performed in islet transplantation trial

01 June, 2022

A type 1 diabetes trial at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) is said to be showing promising results after the first surgery performed in May.


'Missing episodes' add to elective surgery backlog

27 May, 2022

Since the start of the pandemic more than 390,000 anticipated private hospital admissions did not occur, according to APRA data.


Some elective procedures postponed amid supply shortage

23 May, 2022

Queensland Health has announced that it will reschedule some non-urgent elective procedures due to a critical worldwide shortage of contrast solutions required for a range of medical imaging.


Pre-surgery support could help patients quit smoking

04 April, 2022

Offering mailed nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and Quitline support to patients encouraged almost one-third of smokers to quit before their elective surgery.


Missing surgeries will take some time to work through: APHA

04 March, 2022

The latest APRA data shows 11,000 anticipated admissions were missing from private hospitals in the last quarter of 2021.


Music for stem cells: how soundwaves could help regrow bones

22 February, 2022

Researchers have used soundwaves to turn stem cells into bone cells, in a tissue engineering advance that could help regrow bones.


Mechanical blood clot removal improves outcomes for stroke patients

21 February, 2022

In an international study of 1000 stroke patients, nearly half of survivors achieved good to ideal outcomes at three months after the stroke if they had received mechanical clot removal.


Macquarie research addresses keyhole heart surgery limitations

02 November, 2021

Interventional cardiologist Professor Martin Ng has led a research program to significantly improve the transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) treatment.


Development of blood vessel repair therapy accelerated

19 July, 2021

UniQuest has partnered with CSL to accelerate the development of a potential treatment for the repair of blood vessels damaged by inflammation.


Hope after hip fracture with new registry toolbox launch

17 June, 2021

The Hip Fracture Registry Toolbox is a practical and informative resource that explains the need, and how to best advocate, for the establishment of a national hip fracture registry.


Tackling the elective surgery backlog

11 June, 2021

Mobile operating theatres could provide the physical capacity needed to cut waiting lists and address the elective surgery backlog.


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