Adverse Events in Robotic Surgery: A Retrospective Study of 14 Years of FDA Data

@article{Alemzadeh2016AdverseEI,
  title={Adverse Events in Robotic Surgery: A Retrospective Study of 14 Years of FDA Data},
  author={Homa Alemzadeh and Ravishankar Krishnan Iyer and Zbigniew T. Kalbarczyk and Nancy G. Leveson and Jaishankar Raman},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2016},
  volume={11}
}
Background Use of robotic systems for minimally invasive surgery has rapidly increased during the last decade. Understanding the causes of adverse events and their impact on patients in robot-assisted surgery will help improve systems and operational practices to avoid incidents in the future. Methods By developing an automated natural language processing tool, we performed a comprehensive analysis of the adverse events reported to the publicly available MAUDE database (maintained by the U.S… 

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