Marvels of Modern Bloodless Surgery

Marvels of Modern Bloodless Surgery

Adolf Lorenz, known as "the bloodless surgeon of Vienna," created bloodless surgery as a non-invasive surgical technique. His medical profession arose from his extreme sensitivity to carbolic acid, which was often utilized in operating rooms at the time. Because of his condition, he was obliged to work as a "dry surgeon." The phrase is now used to refer to both invasive and noninvasive medical treatments and processes. The phrase does not refer to surgery that does not include the use of blood or blood transfusions. Rather, it refers to surgery that is carried out without the use of allogeneic blood. Bloodless surgery advocates, on the other hand, transfuse goods derived from allogeneic blood (blood from other individuals) as well as pre-donated blood for autologous transfusion.

Some patients will refuse a blood or blood product transfusion due to personal choice or religious convictions. In other cases, preserving blood and limiting blood loss during surgery has resulted in safer treatments and quicker recoveries. Denton Cooley, an American cardiac surgeon, successfully conducted multiple bloodless open-heart surgeries on Jehovah's Witness patients in the early 1960s. Fifteen years later, he and his colleague demonstrated that heart surgery could be conducted successfully without the need of blood transfusions. To provide safe, effective, and clinically sound blood product alternatives, the different BMS programs have implemented innovative methodologies, built robust policies, and utilized technology.

Of course, transfusion will always play a vital role in healthcare, particularly in emergencies and for people suffering from blood diseases. However, extensive data now show that certain transfusions are not only preventable, but may also have a negative impact on patient outcomes. The concept that major surgery might be conducted without providing blood or blood products to the patient would have been regarded with widespread disbelief decades ago. Stored blood was used in a variety of settings, frequently without concern. It was just normal, and as such, it received little scientific examination. But, owing to certain dedicated, daring medical pioneers and religious leaders, we can now make a powerful message.

Almost no surgery, regardless of the location of the body being treated, necessitates the use of blood products, even organ transplants. It merely takes careful preparation.

Bloodless medicine and surgery is an established, safe, and successful technique of treating patients that does not include the use of blood or blood products such as red cells, white cells, platelets, and plasma. Best patient blood management is gradually becoming acknowledged as the gold standard of treatment in medicine and surgery across the country for optimal use of blood products. Blood conservation strategies not only enhance the management of a patient's blood, but they also minimize dependency on regional and national blood supplies, as well as the accompanying expenses.

Patients who choose bloodless treatment frequently have excellent outcomes as a result of: Healing periods are shorter, recovery times are shorter, fewer responses from blood that has been preserved for an extended amount of time, infections are less likely to occur, there are no hazards associated with obtaining the incorrect blood by mistake.

Implementing the finest patient blood management program benefits hospitals and health care companies by: Lowering the hospital's blood inventory maintenance expenses, reducing needless blood draws, lowering the likelihood of blood transfusion mistakes, lowering the risk of infection, reducing problems associated with blood storage, lowering the demand for blood and blood products.

Controlling bleeding in surgery is accomplished by the use of laser or sonic scalpels, minimally invasive surgical procedures, electrosurgery and electrocautery, low central venous pressure anesthesia (in certain circumstances), or vascular suture ligation. Other options include the use of blood substitutes, which do not now contain oxygen but increase the volume of the blood to avoid shock. PolyHeme, a blood replacement that does deliver oxygen, is also being developed. Many clinicians regard acute normovolemic hemodilution, a kind of blood storage, as a pillar of "bloodless surgery," although the procedure is not an option for patients who refuse autologous blood transfusions.

Intraoperative blood salvage is a procedure that recycles and cleans blood from a patient during surgery and reroutes it back into the patient's body. Postoperatively, surgeons attempt to reduce future blood loss by continuing to provide drugs to increase blood cell mass and reducing the number of blood draws and the amount of blood obtained for testing, such as by using pediatric blood tubes for adult patients. HBOCs like Polyheme and Hemepure have been withdrawn due to serious adverse responses, including death. They were only legally permitted as routine therapy in South Africa, but they are no longer available.

AI Robotics Group Launches Smart Orthodontics

AI Robotics Group Launches Smart Orthodontics

Recently, the leading surgical robotic and AI customerized industrial Internet company - Weiyun AI&Robotics Group has successfully developed AI SMILE Orthodontic Smart Alignment System named Venus 1.0, which Intellisense, analysis, generate and demonstrate the personalized dynamic treatment process in 1 minute. Based on its pioneering technology of artificial intelligence, biomechanics and the big data on dental aesthetics, with the deep learning of its close-loop data samples of 1.2 million cases in Chinese market, Weiyun Group actualized the AI simulation dynamic solution of invisible orthodontics, which has officially been recognized as the world's significant technology practice, and opened a new era of medical industry worldwide.

The AI SMILE Orthodontic Accurate Smart Alignment System Venus 1.0 which is independently researched and developed by scientific team of Weiyun Group, is based on the millions of database on Weiyun cloudbrain. It can accurately identify and automatically analyze gingival margin lines and teeth segmentation through artificial intelligence technology and featured big data calculation. According to the individual physiological characteristics and tooth morphological traits and status, the ideal dental arch and tooth alignment design will be automatically generated, with the considerations of aesthetics as well as biomechanics. At the same time, the step-by-step simulation of digital predictive design and the determination of personalized dynamic solutions signify the breakthrough in invisible orthodontic technology globally. The breakthrough of Venus 1.0 is not only showing its pioneering technology power of the world's leading level, but also demonstrating to the international market its core competitiveness in vertical scenarios such as invisible orthodontics and digital medical industry, promoting the innovation and transforming the current industry.

Compared with the traditional dental treatment problems such as long waiting time, tedious process of taking records and taking mold, and difficulties to predict the effect of orthodontic treatment, the successful advent of AI Smile Venus1.0 marks a historic breakthrough in Orthodontic treatment and digital dentistry worldwide. Professor Pan working in Orthodontics department of Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, which is the national center for oral disease clinical research department, comments that "Venus 1.0 adopting artificial intelligence and biological simulation core technology, targeted to the analysis of current user dental arch and craniofacial morphology, assist doctors with the intelligent dynamic solution to be closer to the patients' demands and aesthetic preferences. It has the characteristics of high precision, high efficiency and high individuation." In addition, the AI orthodontic system provides a visual and real-time dynamic demonstration scheme on the mobile APP, which has revolutionized the way of medical records management and doctor-patient communication, it truly promotes the reform of the medical industry from Digitalizing to Deep learning. Venus 1.0 processes the digital dental model within 30 seconds, and demonstrates teeth arrangement plan within 1 minute through APP + SaaS (software). It predicts dynamic processes and final treatment effect, which provides the effective, efficient and visible method for treatment management to doctors and patients, reducing time and communication costs and information gaps, achieving the true WYSIWYG.

As a company structuring its technology R&D as the core competitiveness, Weiyun AI &Robotics Group has always seen " technology brings a better life" as its mission since it started. With its pioneering technology power by continuous efforts and breakthroughs in last decade, it has been paid a wide amount of attentions by the industry and medias. In last two years, Weiyun Group had received hundreds of millions in financing, and been awarded as "Annual Frontier Science and Technology Innovation Enterprise", "Pioneer In AI Technology Practice", "Core Enterprise of The Year", as well as be recognized as "The Unicorn Enterprise" by the national sector twice in a roll. In the future, Weiyun will keep updating AI smile Orthodontic Smart Alignment System and widely putting it into commercial use, improving the service procedures and standards of medical treatment, and transforming the current medical industry. AI Smile Venus 1.0 will be practiced as the important national medical project with well-known stomatological hospitals and clinics including Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital. At the same time, Weiyun Group is also planning to launch this cutting-edge technology for in-depth cooperation with its international invisible orthodontic AI SMILE clinics, and also looking forward to assisting more dental clinics which have the same commitment to provide high standards digital dental services in more efficient and effective way in hope to bring the benefits to more dental doctors and patients.

Innovation gives the direction for the future, and technology makes the future coming true. Weiyun AI & Robotic Group will be consistently making efforts to renew its sharp technology with outlooking the global trend while focusing on digital dental industry. As the leading tech firm in medical scenarios, Weiyun Group will keep concentrating on its AI technology advantages, establishing the close-loop digital dental industry chain, achieving the full coverage and complete solution of oral medical treatment, improving the treatment experiences and effects, therefore, leading the update of consumption as well as the industry.

Nobelium Owns Up to Cyber Breach

Nobelium Owns Up to Cyber Breach

Nobelium, the Russian hacking group responsible for several cyber-attacks, is-evidently- still at it. In a new espionage campaign, according to Microsoft, the Russian hackers responsible for the successful 2020 breach of US federal agencies have compromised as many as 14 technology companies since May. A different supply chain segment has been targeted this time. businesses that buy and distribute software and those that manage cloud computing are the targets this time. However, Microsoft made no mention of the names of the victim companies or the ultimate targets of the alleged Russian spies. However, Tom Burt, Microsoft Customer Security and Trust Team corporate vice president gave a warning in a blog about the new Russian Nobelium cyber-attack on Sunday.

After CNN reported it, the Russian hacking group had been attempting to infiltrate the US and European government networks using compromised technology vendors. It's the first time Microsoft has commented on the matter. In a statement, Tom Burt, Microsoft's corporate vice president of customer security and trust, said, "Russia is tring to establish long-term, systematic access to a variety of points in the current and future technology supply chain and a surveilling mechanism targets of interest to the Russian government." According to Microsoft, in an attempt to hack over a hundred software resellers and technology companies, the hackers employed common techniques such as phishing.

As per Burt, the ultimate goal of the hackers is to "impersonate an organization's trusted technology partner to gain access to downstream customers. This the latest development in the investigation; it has confounded the US and corporate defenses over the last two years. The hackers are known for hacking into nine US government agencies in December 2020. They tampered software developed by federal contractor SolarWinds to accomplish the hacking feat. Cybercriminals posing as agents of Russia's SVR intelligence service took advantage of a routine software update to inject malicious code into Orion's software, which they then used to their advantage. According to NPR, the number of customers who downloaded the code between March and June 2020, according to Sudhakar Ramakrishna, president and CEO of SolarWinds, was eighteen thousand. "If you take the 18,000 figure and sift through it, you will notice that the affected customers' actual number is significantly less. We have no precise figures at the moment. As part of its "seen and unseen." In response to the SolarWinds security breach, the Biden administration announced a slew of tough sanctions against Russia.

For months, the hackers remained undetected in the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and other government agencies unclassified email networks. A common accusation against Russian intelligence is that they cast a net of potential victims before sifting through in search of valuable targets. Microsoft says this happened in May, with hackers pretending to be from a US. Former US ambassador to Russia and anti-corruption activists in Ukraine were reportedly targets of the spying operation. According to Microsoft, three thousand email accounts at a variety of organizations, the majority of which were based in the United States, were targeted by the malware Nobelium.

In October, Rob Joyce, director of the National Security Agency's Cyber-security Directorate, published the Microsoft announcement on Twitter, urging organizations to follow the company's security recommendations. Previously, defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told CNN that the United States has "offensive options" for responding to cyber-attacks. Still, he did not specify what those options were or ways of implementing it. With revelations that hackers had injected malicious code into a SolarWinds tool, the United States government prioritized cyber-security. The Pipeline shut down due to a ransom-ware attack; it shifted attention to the entire issue, causing the most critical pieces of energy infrastructure in the United States to be shut down as a result.

Facebook Secret Files Were Leaked

Facebook Secret Files Were Leaked

Recently, during the company's quarterly earnings call, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about the wave of coverage based on leaked internal documents. The company's results come amid what is possibly the worst crisis in the company's 17-year history. The Wall Street Journal's "Facebook Files" series was prompted by thousands of pages of internal Facebook documents leaked by whistleblower Frances Haugen, as well as additional news coverage by a consortium of 17 US news organizations on Monday, as well as hearings with US and UK lawmakers. The documents provide the most in-depth examination yet of several of Facebook's most contentious issues, including the struggle to regulate misinformation, the use of its platform by human traffickers, and research on child harm. Facebook has taken a strident stance against numerous reports, claiming that they are inaccurate and misrepresent their research and actions.

Zuckerberg issued a statement earlier this month in response to Haugen's Senate hearing, in which he attempted to discredit the whistleblower. Nonetheless, another former Facebook team member filed an anonymous complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, alleging similar allegations to those made by Haugen. Despite the negative media coverage, the company reminded investors on Monday that it remains a profitable machine. Facebook revenue of $29 billion for the three months ended in September, up 35% from the same period a year ago. Profits totaled nearly $9.2 billion, an increase of 17% over the previous year. The third quarter saw a 12 percent year-over-year increase in the number of people using Facebook's apps, to nearly 3.6 billion. The results were identical to those predicted by Wall Street analysts. Following the earnings report, Facebook's (FB) stock surged to a three-year high in after-hours trading on Monday before settling at around 1% higher. Facebook is not unfamiliar with public relations mishaps.

In most cases, despite public and regulatory outrage, Facebook's business has maintained a healthy growth rate. However, this time may be different. Facebook's massive advertising business is already vulnerable due to changes in Apple's app tracking rules. Apple's iOS 14.5 software update requires users to explicitly consent to apps tracking their behavior and selling their data to advertisers, such as age, location, spending habits, and health information. Facebook has fought the changes hard, warning investors last year that if many users opt-out of tracking, the company's bottom line could suffer. On Monday, Facebook warned that the changes to iOS 14 could result in "continued headwinds" in the fourth quarter of 2021. "We have been sincere about the fact that headwinds are on the horizon, and they were visible in Q3. The most significant effect of iOS 14 changes is" COO Sheryl Sandberg stated this during the company's earnings call on Monday. "As a result, we've encountered two issues: the decreased ad targeting accuracy, increasing the cost of driving results for our advertisers, and measuring those results has become more challenging."

While most of the world was focused on Facebook's real-world issues, the company hinted in its investor report that it prefers investors to look forward rather than back. Starting from the fourth quarter, Facebook Reality Labs, the company's division dedicated to augmented and virtual reality services, will be reported separately from the company's family of apps, including Instagram, WhatsApp, and the company's name-brand social network. According to Facebook Chief Financial Officer Dave Wehner, the company is investing so heavily in this newer division that "our overall operating profit in 2021 will be approximately $10 billion lower." Zuckerberg also addressed the future in a statement accompanying the results: "I'm excited about our roadmap, particularly as it relates to creators, commerce, and assisting in the metaverse's development."

Wall Street analysts asked questions about the new Facebook initiatives and products like the metaverse and Instagram Reels during the earnings call than they did about Monday's news coverage, demonstrating that investors frequently prioritize the company's growth potential over its risk of harm. Evercore ISI requested an assessment of the company's progress toward developing artificial intelligence capable of detecting potentially harmful content from Zuckerberg. "How much of the content on which we act is discovered by our AI rather than reported by humans," Zuckerberg said, referring to the company's quarterly transparency reports. "In the majority of these categories, we're identifying primarily through the AI system," he explained. "In the majority of these categories, we're identifying through the AI system." He, however, said the success of its systems varies according to category.