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  1. Revolutionary surgical system makes life easier for doctors and patients

    Posted Mar 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... system that allows far greater visibility and a higher degree of precision. What is more, the patient gets to go home just one day after the operation. The da Vinci S Robotic Surgical System ... much pressure to exert and movement to use during an operation. The system is especially useful in prostatectomy (surgery on the prostate gland) and operations involving the bladder. Compared ...

  2. New labelling system cuts number of blood blunders

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Hospital cluster reports large drop in specimen mix-ups A new bar-code system for labelling blood samples has helped prevent specimen mix-ups at hospitals, the New Territories East cluster says. Its figures show the incidence of incorrect labelling of blood specimens have plummeted since the system came into full operation in July. Under the system, staff who want ...

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    Mainland's organ donation system to be made fairer to recipients

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... to create a centralised system for monitoring both organs available for transplant and patients awaiting operations, allowing authorities to make more efficient matches. Once in place, which ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Fairer deal for transplant patients A national system to make selection of organ-transplant recipients fairer was announced yesterday by the Ministry ...

  4. Art of robotics on show in hospital

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... arms, operated remotely, offering more accuracy and precision and ending the need for surgeons to scrub up. More than 500 patients have undergone surgery using the Da Vinci system, named after ... used the system to carry out 168 gynaecological operations, 167 urological operations and for 100 cases of general surgery. Only 2 per cent of patients who had their prostate glands removed ...

  5. 'One person, one doctor' system to get priority

    Posted Jun 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... system, encourage co-operation between the public and private sectors, and speed up the sharing of medical records between the two sectors. A new primary-care working group will table proposals ... Ella Lee The government will soon set up a working group to promote the system of 'one person, one doctor', one of three targets before its health-care financing reform can ...

  6. Healing robot hands work their magic

    Posted Mar 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Private hospital proudly introduces revolutionary procedures, guided by a top accredited team of surgeons The prototype of the da Vinci Surgical System was developed at the Stanford Research Institute, in the United States, in the late 1980s, with funding by the US Army, which was in need of a robotic-assisted surgical system for use on the battlefield. Intuitive Surgical, ...

  7. Robotic pincers make removing tumours a snip

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Robotic pincers inspired by crab claws and developed in Hong Kong and Singapore have successfully removed tumours from the digestive systems of five patients, nipping the operation time as much as sixfold. Researchers who developed the device say its ability to turn in many more directions than existing equipment inserted in the body allows more ...

  8. Poor patients who ran DIY dialysis clinic that was shut seek better deal

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... New Rural Co-operative Medical Care System, a basic service for mainland farmers, in Anhui, said she had been promised that 80 per cent of her bills would be covered, compared with 30 per cent ... co-operative. The patients, eight of them farmers, opted to use the unstable, unsafe and unhygienic second-hand machines in a rundown courtyard because they could not afford the 10,000 yuan (HK$11,300) ...

  9. Involvement of doctors throughout the design process key to success of system

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The active participation of doctors in the design of the electronic patients records system at public hospitals is a key reason for its success, an expert says. The popularity ... the establishment of the Hospital Authority in 1991. Although the city started late, the authority's clinical management system, or CMS, was now one of the best worldwide, said Wong Chun-por, who ...

  10. Help change a child's life with a smile

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... system does not pay for the operation. 'On the mainland, about one in every 600 children is born with a cleft lip, a cleft palate, or both,' Wong said. 'Normally, wealthy families ... and speaking properly and some are cruelly teased by other youngsters, said David Wong, general manager of Operation Smile. Their suffering can be ended by a 45-minute operation to stitch together ...




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