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Journal Article

Adverse events in robotic surgery: a retrospective study of 14 years of FDA data.

Alemzadeh H, Raman J, Leveson N, et al. PloS one. 2016;11:e0151470.

Using an automated natural language processing tool, this retrospective study evaluated adverse events related to robotic surgery reported between 2000 and 2013. Device malfunctions contributed to many incidents, thus understanding these technical difficulties will be important for avoiding future harms.