Tag: "implantable" at medical news
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
...colleagues over the past decade have involvedusing implantable
minipumps to infuse precisely metered doses of nicotine intothe bloodstreams of pregnant rats, and then studying in detail the biochemical,anatomical and behavioral effects on the rats' offspring. These studies have revealed details of the me...
Noninvasive test aims to prevent sudden cardiac death
...them at risk, however, could allow them to receive implantable
defibrillators, possibly saving thousands of lives...s diagnosed by this test and subsequently saved by implantable
defibrillators, this will be a huge advance."...
Using spatial illusion to learn how the brain processes sound
...e immediate applicationsfor the development of new implantable
hearing devices designed to stimulate theauditory system directly. The U-M research project is funded by the National Institute for Deafness andOther Communicative Disorders of the National Institutes of Health. The U-MCenter for Neural Communicatio...
UK College of Medicine researchers study technologies to deliver drugs to the brain
...g the Medtronic SynchroMed®Infusion System, an implantable
and programmable pump developed by MedtronicInc., to deliver drugs directly into the brain. The pump currently is approvedfor delivery of drugs directly to the fluid around the spinal cord in patientswith chronic and intractable pain, cancer pain, a...
'Chaos' theory empowers researchers to predict epileptic seizures
...tentapplication, opens the door to the creation of implantable
devices that can detect signs a seizure isapproach...es and Iasemidis say it is realistic to think that implantable
devices can bedeveloped to detect the preseizure state and automatically act to thwart it. They note...
Scientists develop polymers with nitric-oxide releasing particles
...ff also hopes to use NO-releasing polymers to coat implantable
blood sensors, currently under development at U-M, which could continuously monitor vital electrolytes and blood gases in critically ill patients. "Ten-nanometer fumed silica particles are chemically derivatized to contain surface diazeniumdiolate ...
Researchers take steps to growing replacement blood vessels
...ngiogenic drugs released from implantable
silicon capsules. "We probably couldn't bring tissue back in its original form, but we could try to re-vascularize, to make a heart beat again. Or, at least, keep the heart tissue from ...
'Stomach pacemaker' in use at Temple
...Doctors at Temple University Hospital are using an implantable
"stomach pacemaker" that applies small electrical ...of the stomach. The lead is then connected to the implantable
neurostimulator that is placed beneath the skin, usually positioned below the rib cage and above the...
Stanford study investigates treatment cost effectiveness after heart attack
STANFORD, Calif. - Two treatments - the implantable
cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and the drug amiodarone - are both cost-effective ways to protect heart attack survivors against further cardiac complications, including sudden death, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford University Me...
Patients who need cardiac resynchronization therapy may be eligible for Cedars-Sinai clinical trials
... determine whether certain patients who require an implantable
defibrillator for life-threatening arrhythmias may...ronization therapy alone or in combination with an implantable
defibrillator will provide improved patient survival over existing medical therapies. To be eligible...
Implantable heart device reduces deaths by one-third
...this group of patients, preventive therapy with an implantable
cardioverter defibrillator reduces the death rate ...h is the first to show the preventive value of the implantable
cardioverter defibrillator (also known as an ICD), a medical device about the size of a pager that i...
The Lancet Neurology launched
...eveloped for seizure prediction. They suggest that implantable
devices that can detect impending seizures and then deliver preventative therapy are a realistic goal. 2. The ability to detect the onset of dementia at an early stage is essential if therapeutic interventions are to have the greatest chance of succ...
Implantable defibrillators cost-effective for preventing sudden death
...LLAS, April 16 In the first study of its kind, an implantable
cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), a device used to treat heart rhythm abnormalities, was found to be moderately cost-effective for preventing sudden cardiac death, according to a report in todays rapid access Circulation: Journal of the American Hear...
Triggers for sudden cardiac death differ by gender
...t-of-hospital cardiac arrest and had been given an implantable
defibrillator to correct future episodes of chaotic heartbeats. The participants filled out a questionnaire that included detailed information about activities prior to their sudden cardiac arrests. They were also asked about psychological factors...
USC ophthalmologists announce launch of permanent retinal implant study
...in in place indefinitely. It is the first wireless implantable
device of its kind. Still, Humayun cautions, this is only the first step in a long journey. Testing the retinal prosthesis will take a good deal of time, he notes, because "it's a Class III device-the highest-risk device, according to the FDA. That's...
Electricity can pump medicine in implanted medical devices
...ould depend on the size of the implantable
device and the amount of drug that had to be dispensed, Conlisk said. These electrical charges would not be dangerous to a patient, Hansford said, because they are extremely small, and would not ...
Implantable device pumps up ailing heart
... 14 In one of the longest follow-up studies of an implantable
left ventricular assist device, heart failure patients reported a substantially improved quality of life, according to a report in todays rapid access issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Two research teams reported the s...
While-you-wait implantable heart assist device appears effective
DALLAS, May 28 A new implantable
device that gives failing hearts a boost while patients await a heart transplant appears to be reliable and safe, researchers report in todays rapid access issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The study followed the first...
U-M artificial lung showing promise, as need grows
NEW YORK, NY An artificial implantable
lung that uses tiny hollow fibers and the heart's ...This generation of long-term, bridge-to-transplant implantable
artificial lungs is on the verge of reaching the patients who need it most, and have no other option...
Hopkins researchers study heart defect that kills athletes
... is no cure, but many patients are treated with an implantable
defibrillator, a pacemaker-like device that monitors the heart beat and automatically delivers a shock to the heart if a dangerous arrhythmia occurs. Others are managed with medications. Patients are generally advised to avoid strenuous competitive...
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