Learn about a new study on 270 urology patients shows that robotic teleconferencing may be as good as face-to-face post-surgical assessments.
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This is Insidermedicine in 60. From California, a new study of over 270 urology patients shows that robotic teleconferencing maybe as good as face-to-face post-surgical assessments. Half the patients had a physician-controlled robot capture vital information through video and audio. Complications and patient satisfaction were similar in those who received post-op care with the robotic system as compared to the traditional method. From Pennsylvania, research comparing the mortality rates of over 130,000 psoriasis patients to controls show that those with the condition had a 50% higher death rate. While a mild form of the condition was not associated with increased risk of death, those with the severe form died an average of 3.5 to 4.4 years younger than those without it. And finally, from Atlanta, having your voice box removed if you have cancer of the larynx appears to be more effective than radiation or chemotherapy. Research evaluating over 7,000 patients with laryngeal cancer show that those who received chemo had a 30% lower survival rate compared to those who had surgery to remove their voice box. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.