Tag: "implant" at medical news
Chinese children with hearing devices benefit from new speech test
...imited for use in evaluation of pediatric cochlear implant
recipients in China. The MESP parallels the Early...used to assess English-speaking pediatric cochlear implant
users throughout North America. The MESP is the first norm-referenced, objective, standardized and ...
Adult brain cells rediscover their inner child
...for any future nerve stem cell therapy. "If we can implant
or stimulate these adult stem cells in damaged areas, it's possible we can do more than fill in lost nerve connections," he says. "We might be able to rejuvenate an aging brain." ...
Drug eluting nanostructured coatings enable targeted drug therapy for orthopedic patients
... case of orthopedic implants with nanotubes on the implant
surfaces, drugs such as antibiotics can be loaded ...o Ketul C. Popat, "When a person has an orthopedic implant
surgery, they normally will have to take antibiotics and growth factors either orally or by injectio...
Some children are born with 'temporary deafness' and do not require cochlear implant
...itory nerve. Prof. Attias stresses that a cochlear implant
is an excellent treatment for children with congen...ioning hair cells and was scheduled for a cochlear implant
was referred to Prof. Attias for a pre-surgical evaluation. The evaluation found that the child's br...
Implanting dopamine generators in brain cells obtains improvement in Parkinson's in monkeys
...out projections to the striate area. In order to implant
dopaminergic cells in the brain, it is necessary t...dicates that the beneficial effect produced by the implant
of cellular aggregates is probably due to the action of the GNDF neurotrophic factor containing the ...
ENDEAVOR III Trial reports key findings on new-generation stent
...which is more flexible and is considered easier to implant
than the Cypher stent. However, at 8 months, the Endeavor stent fell short in angiographic studies, showing significantly greater scar tissue growth, or late loss, in the inner diameter of the artery as compared to the Cypher stent. At 12 months, cli...
Panel offers expert analysis on causes, prevention of stent thrombosis
... many interventional cardiologists are choosing to implant
a bare metal stent instead. A far less common suspect in stent thrombosis is stent fracture. When stent struts separate, they leave a gap that exposes the artery and becomes the focal point for the build-up of scar tissue or even a blood clot. The ...
Approval to start US BTT pivotal trial
...l be listed for heart transplant at 180 days after implant
of the VentrAssist. The Company has submitted the protocol to Institutional Review Boards (Ethics Committees) at over a dozen leading heart transplant hospitals. Enrolment of patients at these hospitals is expected to begin promptly....
46-year-old man receives first temporary total artificial heart in Northeast US from Penn
...grams at Penn, and his team performed Penn's first implant
of a TAH-t on February 12, 2007, making Penn a certified transplant center for the new therapy. The patient, Ambler, PA resident, Gary Onufer, is said to be doing well following Monday's six hour surgery. The TAH-t completely replaced his damaged hea...
Low-pitch treatment alleviates ringing sound of tinnitus
...of a research subject. The patient uses a cochlear implant
to address a constant mid-ranged pitched sound in ... not use any hearing-aid devices. Since a cochlear implant
replaces the damaged mechanism in the ear that stimulates the auditory nerve, Zeng believes that a p...
Prostate cancer patients see high survival rates with seed implants
...onfirm other findings that the quality of the seed implant
is a critical ingredient for achieving a better outcome."...
MU researcher placing eye implants in cats to help humans see
...ophthalmologist, has been working with a microchip implant
to help blind animals "see." According to Narfstrom, the preliminary results are promising. "About one in 3,500 people worldwide is affected with a hereditary disease, retinitis pigmentosa, that causes the death of retinal cells and, eventually, b...
Are one-third of costly implanted heart devices unnecessary? New study suggests yes
...many as one-third could be spared the operation to implant
a device, without raising their risk of sudden death. That would mean that Medicare could be spared the additional $90,000 lifetime cost of each device compared to best medical therapy. The study, published in the January issue of the Journal of th...
Five new technologies that promise to transform medicine
...d regular medication will benefit from a miniature implant
that monitors and transmits data on heart and breathing rates, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. And further into the future are links smart pumps that, when signalled, instantly deliver the correct medication. Another prediction is the use o...
MIT implant could measure tumor growth, treatment
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- A tiny implant
now being developed at MIT could one day help doct...progress of chemotherapy in cancer patients. The implant
contains nanoparticles that can be designed to test for different substances, including metabolites ...
Mandarin language is music to the brain
...tch affect the meaning of words. "Most cochlear implant
devices lack the ability to register large tonal r...ech lab at UCI, Zeng has made advances in cochlear implant
development, discovering that enhancing the detection of frequency modulation (FM) significantly boo...
'Inverse planning' system improves brachytherapy treatment for prostate and other cancers
...or planning the treatment and a second to actually implant
the seeds. Because the size and shape of the prostate can change over time, the time between planning and implantation allowed the creation of potential inaccuracies that could reduce the tumor control and cause side effects. "This system can be u...
New biomedical device uses nanotechnology to monitor hip implant healing, may reduce wait times
...ws and attaches to the pores on the surface of the implant
creating greater fixation and stability of the joi...nd compares the relative osseointegration of a hip implant
over time. The microsensor will be able to monitor the progression of the biological fixation betwee...
Tipsheet: Focus on gait training, pain relief, pressure ulcers and hearing aid training
... coil and a sacral anterior root stimulator (SARS) implant
(used for bladder emptying) affects pressure and s... In addition, long-term stimulation through a SARS implant
may build up the gluteal muscles and help prevent or reduce pressure ulcers in people with SCI. An...
Same mortality but higher suicide rate among women with breast implants
...ust be in relatively good health to undergo breast implant
surgery," points out Dr. Brisson. "Also, women who...s other than breast augmentation. As in the breast implant
group, the mortality rate was lower (32%) and the suicide rate higher (55%) than in the general popu...
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