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I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying: Dog Who Regained Eyesight After Surgery Sees His Family For The Second Time
CAUTION: Loud infant talk. Turn the volume and try to tel to convince yourself you do not sound the specific very same when you talk with your canine. This is a video of Duffy the Irish Terrier getting to see his family for the 2nd time. Duffy lost his vision to diabetes, then restored it with surgical treatment. He is a happy canine. Me? I am a sad hamster. I just discovered out the wheel I’ve been running in doesn’t actually go anywhere. I did five miles in that f *** er last night and got out to the exact same food bowl and poop stack in the corner. That was a harsh trick. Keeping opting for your feel-good video of the day.
Your old camera fixed your red-eye, and Instagram fixed your photos. A new class of apps promises to fix you .
If there exists a trick to get your app to the top of the App Store charts, it’s this: Make photos look better. For years, this meant simple contrast and color adjustment, or advanced camera settings, none of which were supported in iOS. By the time the iPhone's built-in apps supported simple photo editing, it was Hipstamatic and eventually Instagram, the de facto reality enhancer for smartphones.
Instagram's rise marked an important shift, from photo fixing and restoration to full-on photo enhancement. Instagram filters don't just improve a deficient smartphone camera, or make the photos look like they were taken with a nicer camera and lens — they create photos that are, at least to some viewers, better than reality. Colors are more vivid, contrasts sharper. You could call it powerful and exciting; you could call it cheating. The same could be said of the new generation of photo manipulation apps — let's call them the plastic surgery apps.
The Plastic Surgery App pitch is immediately divisive. Take this promotion, which has been bubbling up around Facebook recently:
Facetune has filters and basic photo editing options, and it has a faux-blur tool and a set of Instagram-ready frames. But the point of Facetune — and its competitors, like Modiface, Visagelab, iPerfect, and Perfect Photo — isn’t to remove flaws from photos, or to enhance its basic properties. It's to fix the photos' subjects. Facetune turns yellow teeth white, removes acne, reduces wrinkles, shrinks or enlarges noses, turns up halfhearted smiles. It's somewhere between classic airbrushing and plastic surgery, except it's self-administered and nearly instant.
My first reaction to Facetune was revulsion. Repaired photos are fine, and so are enhanced photos. But this feels different. Trying it only intensified my worry: I immediately used it to whiten my teeth, and immediately felt bad.
Facetune creator Zeev Farbman defends the concept: “Different users use Facetune for different needs,” he says. “You can use Facetune to remove minor problems that will disappear in a week anyway, try to elevate mundane photos into something that aspires to be art, or even create an alternative version of yourself.”
When a woman undergoes weight loss surgery, her own body isn’t the only one affected: children born to women after they’ve undergone gastric bypass procedures exhibit key genetic differences compared to siblings born prior to the surgeries.
That’s according to a small new study published in PNAS this week. Researchers tracked 20 women, all of whom lost nearly 100 pounds following a specific type of gastric bypass surgery — wherein one’s digestive system is redirected to limit food intake and caloric absorption — as well as their children. When the team evaluated children born after a mother’s surgery, they found 5,698 genes that were expressed differently from those of siblings born before a mother had lost weight.
This is a video of actor and musician Brad Carter playing the guitar while undergoing brain surgery to repair damage done by Parkinson’s. Sorry but brain stuff makes me queasy and I feel myself getting a little lightheaded so I’m going to copy/paste something now. Hopefully not an excerpt from my diary.
I sad next to Nancy on the bus today. She smelled like apricots.
I SAID NOT MY DIARY, DAMMIT — something about brain surgery.
For this type of brain surgery, which is fairly routine, the patient remains awake and responsive for parts of the procedure to assist doctors with placing electrodes into the correct position.
Carter made an unusual request: could he play guitar during the procedure to make sure everything was working properly, and to see if the shakiness in his hands was improving?
The procedure was a success and Brad is super excited to get back to making music. Good lookin’, bro. I bet years from now we’ll all be able to look back on this video and still experience the same sort of queasy nausea we felt today. That’s something, right?
Hit the jump for the video.
Question by kelvenl: how does robotic surgery performed?
I need to know how the robotic surgery performed?
Answer by alooo…
Just as computers revolutionized the latter half of the 20th century, the field of robotics has the potential to equally alter how we live in the 21st century. We’ve already seen how robots have changed the manufacturing of cars and other consumer goods by streamlining and speeding up the assembly line. We even have robotic lawn mowers and robotic pets. And robots have enabled us to see places that humans are not yet able to visit, such as other planets and the depths of the ocean.
In the coming decades, we will see robots that have artificial intelligence, coming to resemble the humans that create them. They will eventually become self-aware and conscious, and be able to do anything that a human can. When we talk about robots doing the tasks of humans, we often talk about the future, but the future of robotic surgery is already here. Are we really ready for machines to take the place of human doctors in the operating room?
In this article, you will learn about surgical robots that have been or will be approved for use in operating rooms. We will also take a look at the advantages and benefits that robotic surgery will have over conventional surgical methods.
The first generation of surgical robots are already being installed in a number of operating rooms around the world. These aren’t true autonomous robots that can perform surgical tasks on their own, but they are lending a mechanical helping hand to surgeons. These machines still require a human surgeon to operate them and input instructions. Remote control and voice activation are the methods by which these surgical robots are controlled.
Robotics are being introduced to medicine because they allow for unprecedented control and precision of surgical instruments in minimally invasive procedures. So far, these machines have been used to position an endoscope, perform gallbladder surgery and correct gastroesophogeal reflux and heartburn. The ultimate goal of the robotic surgery field is to design a robot that can be used to perform closed-chest, beating-heart surgery. According to one manufacturer, robotic devices could be used in more than 3.5 million medical procedures per year in the United States alone. Here are three surgical robots that have been recently developed:
da Vinci Surgical System
ZEUS Robotic Surgical System
AESOP Robotic System
On July 11, 2000, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the da Vinci Surgical System, making it the first robotic system allowed to be used in American operating rooms. Developed by Intuitive Surgical, da Vinci uses technology that allows the human surgeon to get closer to the surgical site than human vision will allow, and work at a smaller scale than conventional surgery permits. The $ 1 million da Vinci system consists of two primary components:
A viewing and control console
A surgical arm unit
In using da Vinci for gallbladder surgery, three incisions — no larger than the diameter of a pencil — are made in the patient’s abdomen, which allows for three stainless-steel rods to be inserted. The rods are held in place by three robotic arms. One of the rods is equipped with a camera, while the other two are fitted with surgical instruments that are able to dissect and suture the tissue of the gallbladder. Unlike in conventional surgery, these instruments are not directly touched by the doctor’s hands.
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Da Vinci Surgery has been revered for multiple years now. Medical Professionals across the board understand the effectiveness of this new technique on minimally invasive procedures. Medical procedures that are done using a laparoscopy would be considered proper candidates to use this new surgery method. The major difference in this new technique is the exceptional use of robotics. Essentially a surgeon performs the surgery using a group of robotic arms that handle each specific instrument. These arms perform the lesser incisions helping gain access to core of the problem…. continued @ bit.ly Visit us @ www.urologistsmiami.com Follows us on twitter @ twitter.com Add us on G+ @ plus.google.com Like us on Facebook @ on.fb.me
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Who does not like to have the word “surgery” anticipated by the phrase “minimally intrusive?” During our trip to the Harvard research labs today, we were given a demo of the Robotically Steerable Thermal Ablation Probe, a device designed to help minimize the number of shots needed when treating something like a tumor. The equipment is directed by a x-ray picture onto which a doctor can select a number of locations. Rather than being forced to re-inject the client, the outer cannula goes up and down to locate the position, with a thinner curved stylet extends from within it, reaching the marked area. In order to hit succeeding spots, the stylet retracts back into the cannula, which adjusts its up and down position, extending when again to reach the area. Applications for the technology extend past simply shot, including the opportunity of extracting tissue samples from a client.
You can look at a demo of the component doing its work after the break. But do not worry, it’s merely gelatine.
This video was uploaded from an Android phone.
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