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Tracking trends in cochlear implant complications using a federal database

...tration (FDA), for systematic analysis of cochlear implant complications and treatments and, in the process, analyze trends in cochlear implant complications for two periods, 2002 and pre-1998. "We believe that the MAUDE database afforded a uni...

Ethical discussion should come before research

...tential that "a zealous researcher somewhere might implant them in a mother's womb." "There used to be a gap of 20 years or so before research in the lab could potentially be applied in humans," says Jones. "But now, there are fewer years to get to that point. When we're working on these techniques in the la...

2005 Research in Prosthodontics and Implants Award

...e element analysis. He also has studied individual implant designs, including the effects of implant surface coatings. The results of his numerous studies have been extensively documented in peer-revie...

Stem-cell research hints at better looking cosmetic and reconstructive surgery

...ire extensive surgery because cells needed for the implant are obtained in a less invasive needle procedure. ...d differentiated into fat generating cells and the implant had retained both its original size and shape. Conventional implants begin to lose shape within a fe...

Florida Tech scientist wins patent for device to deliver X-ray irradiation

...this work while reading about research going on to implant radiation sources within the body. With radiation from an external source, the dosage can be more easily adjusted and controlled and the procedure is much safer," said Mitra. The patented process delivers x-ray irradiation using hollow w...

An implanted nerve stimulator helps drop foot sufferers walk faster and better

...t the market is limited while we train surgeons to implant the new devices," says John Spensley, Finetech's General Manager. Only EUREKA could have made this research possible. "EUREKA is essential for this type of work. The necessary expertise does not exist in one single country, so European partnership wa...

Infection in breast implants

...ants and review the myriad risk factors for breast implant infections, before discussing clinical features such as toxic shock syndrome and late infection occurring months--or even years--after implantation. Diagnostic and management strategies are proposed for such problems. In addition, they discuss the i...

Rebuilding wounded veterans: Annual review of limb loss & prosthetics research

...r understand the unique relationship of a titanium implant to living bone in a rodent femur model. This insight into bone biology will help define the patient selection criteria and enhance the success of the procedure. Pg. 775 Monolimb provides same comfort and flexibility as high-end prosthetic limbs I...

Baby talk: Infants have much to say if adults will only listen

...s actually comprehend? Can a child with a cochlear implant discriminate sound in the same manner as normal he...ination in speech after only one month of cochlear implant use. Using varying images, sounds and stimuli, the researchers hope to gain a more in-depth underst...

Veterans in better health than other residents of nursing homes, new test for evaluating tinnitus

...r understand the unique relationship of a titanium implant to living bone in a rodent femur model. Osseointegration is a surgical and material science technique that allows for direct attachment of prosthetic limbs to bone. In orthopedics, the technique of osseointegration is focused on patients with difficu...

Breast reconstruction with implants after mastectomy doesn't hurt survival chances

...ealed that, out of the 21% of women who had had an implant after mastectomy for breast cancer, there was a 12... in women without an implant. The women who had an implant were more likely to be younger and of non-Hispanic white ethnicity than women who had no implant. Af...

Tracing the life cycle of a manmade disease

...ility of infection. In 1976 Harris reported that implant failures appeared to be caused by a biological res... colleagues found that, when the metal head of the implant rubbed against the polyethylene joint socket, small particles of polyethylene broke off over time. ...

Blocking molecules protects health of implants

...opment of a foreign body reaction that can lead to implant failure," Kyriakides said. "The foreign body react...tment of foreign body giant cell precursors to the implant site. This study examined what would happen if the expression or function of CCL2 was eliminated bot...

Risks from labor after prior cesarean delivery low, study reports

...ure pregnancies, sometimes causing the placenta to implant over the cervix, thereby interfering with the birth process. Prior Cesarean also increases the chances that the placenta will grow into the uterine wall, leading to difficulty with removal of the placenta after the birth. This may result in heavy b...

Replicating an eel's nerve circuitry may aid paralyzed people

...n an eel's spinal cord to help develop a microchip implant that may someday help paralyzed people walk again....pand their project by developing a neuroprosthetic implant that would connect to human central pattern generators to restore locomotion in patients with spinal...

Doctors transplant ovary to woman's arm to preserve fertility

...d does not require developing a donor site with an implant over several months and utilizes a donor site that is easily accessible to noninvasive monitoring and has suitable vasculature. Autotransplantation of a healthy ovary into the upper arm using brachial vessels to establish blood supply resulted in a f...

Implanted defibrillators cut heart patients death risk, some more than others

... "Physicians need to realize that once they implant an ICD, they can't relax -- the patient isn't home free," says Chan. "We need to ensure that patients receive established cardio-protective medications that can add to the benefit delivered by the ICD." But, he adds, in heart failure pati...

Implantable heart defibrillators

...nts in selected communities in Ontario received an implant over a five-year period beginning in 1997. The au...rimary care physician can do for a patient with an implant that is delivering shocks....

Parkinson's patients get bilateral benefits with unilateral brain stim

...provements on both sides of the body from just one implant is important, because this is brain surgery, said Michael Okun, Co-director of the Movement Disorders Center at the University of Florida and co-author of the study. "We may learn from future studies that not everyone requires two devices, an...

Department of Energy announces new agreement with USC, national labs and private company

...irst phase of testing of a microelectronic retinal implant he helped invent. The implant has allowed patients to detect when lights are on or off, describe an object's motion, count individ...

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