Electrical stimulation alleviates abdominal pain, symptoms in IBS with constipation

Transcutaneous electrical acustimulation improved abdominal pain and constipation symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome compared with a sham procedure, according to a study published in American Journal of Gastroenterology.“In the past few years, transcutaneous electrical acustimulation (TEA), a noninvasive method that replaces needles [with] surface electrodes, has been found to improve chronic constipation, postoperative…

Deep learning model demonstrates high accuracy in surgical instrument recognition

A deep learning-based instance segmentation model was highly accurate in simultaneously recognizing eight types of surgical instruments in laparoscopic colorectal surgical videos, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.“Deep learning-based [computer vision] technology has been applied to various tasks in laparoscopic surgery, such as anatomical structures, surgical action, and step or phase recognition,”…