World’s first colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection using flexible endoscopic robotic system

Compared to minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) represents an advanced, less-invasive endoscopic treatment for early gastrointestinal cancer. ESD has significant advantages as an organ preservation surgical treatment, but it is technically challenging with substantial risk of perforation and bleeding. The Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of […]

Retest for COVID-19 4+ weeks after symptoms first appear to curb infection risk, say researchers

People who’ve had COVID-19 should be swab tested again 4 or more weeks after symptoms first appear to minimise the risk of onward infection, suggests a large population based study in one of Italy’s former coronavirus hotspots, and published in the online journal BMJ Open. This is because SARS-CoV-2, the […]