オカモト ジユン   OKAMOTO Jun
  岡本 淳
   所属   研究施設 研究施設
   職種   特任准教授
論文種別 原著
言語種別 英語
査読の有無 査読あり
表題 The iArmS Robotic Armrest Prolongs Endoscope Lens-Wiping Intervals in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.
掲載誌名 正式名:Surgical innovation
略  称:Surg Innov
ISSNコード:15533514/15533506
掲載区分国外
巻・号・頁 1553350620929864頁
著者・共著者 OKUDA Hideki†, OKAMOTO Jun+, TAKUMI Yutaka, KAKEHATA Seiji, MURAGAKI Yoshihiro
発行年月 2020/06/30
概要 Objective. Fouling of the endoscope lens is a major problem in endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). We examined whether the use of the intelligent arm support system (iArmS), a robotic armrest, could prolong endoscope lens-wiping intervals in ESS and thus allow for continuously clear endoscopic images. Study Design. This study is a prospective, nonrandomized crossover study. Methods. Three surgeons who performed ESS at 2 centers each conducted 3 operations with the iArmS and 3 operations without the iArmS; thus, 18 operations were assessed. To blind the assessments, we performed them prospectively without informing subjects of the endpoints. We recorded the operations and observed the recordings at a later date; endoscope lens-wiping times were noted in seconds to determine the endoscope lens-wiping intervals. Our examination was based on the null hypothesis that endoscope lens-wiping intervals would not differ according to the use or nonuse of the iArmS. Results. The median endoscope lens-wiping intervals with and without using the iArmS were 361 seconds and 135 seconds, respectively. Based on the Wilcoxon rank-sum test, this difference was significant (P = 0.001); thus, the null hypothesis was rejected. This result indicated that endoscope lens-wiping intervals are greatly prolonged by the use of the iArmS. Conclusion. The iArmS robotic armrest is suitable for ESS, prolongs endoscope lens-wiping intervals, and facilitates obtaining continuous clear endoscopic images.
DOI 10.1177/1553350620929864
PMID 32603212