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  • Alert FDA Clears New Robotic Surgery System The Senhance System (TransEnterix Surgical Inc) includes unique technological characteristics and is intended for use in laparoscopic colorectal and gynecologic surgery.
  • Surgery and IM Residents Both Overestimate Surgical Risk General surgery and IM residents similarly overestimated surgical risk in complex patients, a study found. An editorialist says big data and a comprehensive approach will improve surgical risk assessment.

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