New ‘iKnife’ may prove economical and efficient
The new surgical tool boosts confidence in better surgery results.
09:55 20 July 2013
A new surgical knife, dubbed the ‘iKnife’, has proven that it is effective at instantly deducing whether or not tissue being cut during surgery is cancerous.
A typical surgery to remove cancerous tumours involves removing the growth as well as some of the surrounding healthy tissue to ensure that everything has been removed.
In reality, many patients have to have additional surgeries to remove additional tissue because it was impossible to tell the good tissue from the bad.
It has been reported that this new tool means better treatment for patients, fewer operations, and therefore reduced expenditures. While it would be nice to have such confidence with investments, that is rarely the case.
Here are a few things you might consider when starting investments.
- Initial cost—when you want to invest, your natural inclination is probably to figure out how much you can afford to invest. This is a wise and practical first step, but be sure not to overestimate that amount. Before you even look at specific investments set a firm amount to invest that you won’t go beyond just because you have a good feeling about a particular investment.
- Prior history—when you compare investments, prior history is relatively important. You don’t necessarily have to avoid a company or entity because they had a bad year, but look over a decade or two to get a general idea of the financial management of the company. You should see an overall upward trend.
- Possibilities—you may want to consult a financial advisor or investment professional to help you determine the suitability of certain potential investments. It can help to have a knowledgeable professional look over the historical data to give you a prognosis. If the projected outcome is favourable you could then potentially invest in the company with a little more comfort and security.