Surgical illustrations depict the da Vinci robotic arms as they operate inside the female human body

By |May 17th, 2018|Syndicated Content|

Our most recent project series of surgical illustrations depict the da Vinci robotic arms as they operate inside the female human body to surgically dissect the inter-vesico-vaginal space without opening the bladder dome. This preparation is necessary for the insertion of a female Artificial Urinary Sphincter – a procedure that is now entirely possible with the da Vinci robot, minimising post-operative recovery. New Standard of Excellence When we first started this surgical illustration project with a medical device company, we took the opportunity to get to know more about this amazing robot device and the people behind it. We discovered that behind the robotic surgery technology is a woman who has played an extremely important role in the development of the da Vinci robot as we know it today: New Zealand-born Catherine Mohr.  It’s worth sharing her background, we always like to see women in tech at this level. The

How patients better recall medical information

By |May 17th, 2018|Syndicated Content|

We would like to share this excellent article on patient information recall we have come across, from Roy P C Kessels. The article points out at the difference of using videos with patients as opposed to static visuals or pictograms (or infographics) and provides some good reference for the ones involved in patient communication, still in doubt about which media should be chosen when assembling patient information. Interesting conclusions are drawn. Below an excerpt: “Memory for medical information is often poor and inaccurate, especially when the patient is old or anxious. [ ..] spoken information should be supported with written or visual material. Visual communication aids are especially effective in low-literacy patients, but video or multimedia techniques do not improve memory performance or adherence to therapy.” See the full article here https://goo.gl/uaWbZd References presented in this article are worth a quick read as well. Houts PS, Bachrach R, Witmer JT,

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