Introducing the Mabu Personal Healthcare Companion

Mabu the personal healthcare companion is the face of Catalia Health’s platform for patient engagement. We’ll be talking more about the backend software algorithms and medical best practices that drive her conversations with patients in the future. She’s designed to help patients with the myriad challenges of chronic disease management and will be first rolled…

Robot-assisted versus conventional laparoscopic fundoplication: Short-term outcome of a pilot randomized controlled trial

Robotic technology represents the latest development in minimally-invasive surgery. Nevertheless, robotic-assisted surgery seems to have specific disadvantages, such as an increase in costs and prolongation of operative time. A general clinical implementation of the technique would only be justified if a relevant improvement in outcome could be demonstrated. This is also true for laparoscopic fundoplication.…