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Wireless capsule endoscopy: from diagnostic devices to multipurpose robotic systems
In the recent past, the introduction of miniaturised image sensors with low power consumption, based on complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology, has allowed the realisation of anExpand
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Recent Patents on Wireless Capsule Endoscopy
Wireless capsule endoscopy is a medical procedure which has revolutionized endoscopy as it has enabled for the first time a painless inspection of the small intestine. The procedure was unveiled inExpand
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The isolation and mapping of a novel hydroxycinnamoyltransferase in the globe artichoke chlorogenic acid pathway
BackgroundThe leaves of globe artichoke and cultivated cardoon (Cynara cardunculus L.) have significant pharmaceutical properties, which mainly result from their high content of polyphenolicExpand
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Robotic assisted versus pure laparoscopic surgery of the adrenal glands: a case-control study comparing surgical techniques
PurposeThe role of the da Vinci Robotic System® in adrenal gland surgery is not yet well defined. The goal of this study was to compare robotic-assisted surgery with pure laparoscopic surgery in aExpand
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Towards understanding vacuolar antioxidant mechanisms: a role for fructans?
Recent in vitro, in vivo, and theoretical experiments strongly suggest that sugar-(like) molecules counteract oxidative stress by acting as genuine reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavengers. A conceptExpand
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Cytochrome P450s from Cynara cardunculus L. CYP71AV9 and CYP71BL5, catalyze distinct hydroxylations in the sesquiterpene lactone biosynthetic pathway.
Cynara cardunculus (Asteraceae) is a cross pollinated perennial crop which includes the two cultivated taxa globe artichoke and cultivated cardoon. The leaves of these plants contain highExpand
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Isolation and mapping of a C3′H gene (CYP98A49) from globe artichoke, and its expression upon UV-C stress
Globe artichoke represents a natural source of phenolic compounds with dicaffeoylquinic acids along with their biosynthetic precursor chlorogenic acid (5-caffeoylquinic acid) as the predominantExpand
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M-HTP: A system for monitoring heart transplant patients
A computer-based assistant for monitoring a patient's clinical course requires the use of tools able to handle temporal issues. Thus, methodologies coming from two historically distinct worlds needExpand
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A Systematic Review of Virtual Reality Simulators for Robot-assisted Surgery.
CONTEXT No single large published randomized controlled trial (RCT) has confirmed the efficacy of virtual simulators in the acquisition of skills to the standard required for safe clinical roboticExpand
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Robot-assisted versus laparoscopic rectal resection for cancer in a single surgeon’s experience: a cost analysis covering the initial 50 robotic cases with the da Vinci Si
PurposeThe aim of this study is to compare surgical parameters and the costs of robotic surgery with those of laparoscopic approach in rectal cancer based on a single surgeon’s early roboticExpand
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