Tag: "implantable" at medical news
Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
...liwatts, or about one-third as much power as other implantable
transmitters while transmitting 10 times more data...nected to the transmitter by wires. A commercial implantable
device developed by other researchers for epilepsy currently is in clinical trials at several sites,...
Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals
...s University School of Medicine, this is the first implantable
device made with multiple sensors and channels of processing that can measure and encode head rotation in all directions. Each of the three sensors, he notes, can measure the speed of head rotation about one of three axes, or directional planes. ...
Mayo researchers discover overdiagnosis of long QT heart syndrome
... About 10 percent had undergone surgery to have an implantable
cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), a treatment for LQTS. Two of every five patients who were referred to us with the diagnosis of LQTS left Mayo Clinic without the diagnosis, explains Michael Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D., the pediatric cardiologist who d...
Revolutionizing prosthetics 2009 team delivers first DARPA limb prototype
... (IMES) devicesvery small injectable or surgically implantable
devices used to measure muscle activity at the source verses surface electrodes on the skin that were used during testing of the first prototype. The IMES devices, coupled with TMR procedures, promise to increase the fidelity of control and can be...
Are one-third of costly implanted heart devices unnecessary? New study suggests yes
... devices implanted in their chests. Called ICDs or implantable
cardioverter defibrillators, the expensive devices are designed to shock damaged hearts back into rhythm and save patients from sudden cardiac death, which kills 300,000 Americans each year. But a new study finds that while many of these patients w...
Psychological treatments improve outcomes for back pain sufferers
...y, opioids, nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulators, implantable
drug delivery systems -- every one of those particular alternatives is much more expensive and has poorer or at best equal outcomes compared to rehabilitation programs that include psychological components," said Turk. "The paradox is that, despite d...
Five new technologies that promise to transform medicine
...ansmit heart and breathing rates already exist and implantable
lenses are well-known. Other emerging technologies include wave technology to isolate cancer cells, fabrication technology to manufacture customised body parts, and the use of miniature robots to track and destroy infections before they cause disea...
Neural networking nanotubes
biomedical devices that can act as artificial nerve cells, control severe pain, or allow otherwise paralyzed muscles to be moved might one day be possible thanks to developments in materials science. Writing today in Advanced Materials, Nicholas Koto...
Seven-point system gauges seriousness of heart failure in elderly
...ard considering more aggressive treatments such as implantable
defibrillators and pacemakers for those at low risk of death. However, elderly patients with a high risk may want to avoid stressful and unnecessary medical intervention and may benefit most from palliative or hospice care. "It has typically been ...
Study offers new clues to brain-stomach interaction in overeating
...rack to monitor brain metabolism. "We found that implantable
gastric stimulators induced significant changes in metabolism in brain regions associated with controlling emotions, effectively shutting down these obese subjects' desire to eat," said Wang. The changes were particularly pronounced in the hippocam...
Heart Rhythm Society publishes final recommendations for heart patients
...call process and the performance of pacemakers and implantable
cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). The recommenda...ngress about performance issues and advisories for implantable
cardiac devices. In addition, the final recommendations report also addresses international principl...
Spinal cord stimulators tested as treatment for patients with migraine headaches
...ely 150 patients at up to 15 sites in the U.S. The implantable
pulse generator will deliver electrical impulses t... bring them relief," said Amin. "If effective, the implantable
neurostimulator would provide a new treatment option to free these patients from their long-standing...
MRIs made safe for people with modern defibrillators and pacemakers
...ned in the study, 31 had a pacemaker and 24 had an implantable
defibrillator. Only modern devices - pacemakers m...false alarms. Pacemakers and defibrillators are implantable
devices used to treat people with an abnormal heartbeat, a condition known as arrhythmia. More than...
Cardiologist's 'living chip' changes science of disease monitoring
... heart rhythm disorders. The company is developing implantable
biosensors integrating living cells with electronics to create a "biological chip." When implanted, this chip can detect physiologic and chemical changes with faster, improved accuracy. These more accurate results, retrieved without invasive testin...
Kidney disease increases risk of sudden cardiac death for ICD patients
...tening heart rhythm abnormalities in patients with implantable
cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), according to a study published in the October 2006 edition of Heart Rhythm. However, compared to ICD patients without kidney disease, patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) survived less than half as many yea...
New international guidelines for heart transplant candidates standardize patient care
... in patient care with ventricular assist and other implantable
devices, stem cell implants, biomedical developments and improved pharmaceutical management, have had a dramatic impact on care for heart failure patients. Taking these and other advancements into consideration, the new guidelines underscore the opt...
New treatments for epilepsy may benefit patients at University of Virginia
...being enrolled in a national, clinical trial of an implantable
device called the RNS or Responsive Neurostimulator System, manufactured by Neuropace, Inc., of Sunnyvale, Calif. The RNS is a flat device about the size of a half-dollar. It is implanted just under the scalp and connected to insulated wires with ...
JAMA study provides clues to cause of sudden cardiac death in teens
...dent, according to the study authors. In addition, implantable
cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), devices designed to correct arrhythmias, should be considered given that landmark studies have found that the devices can drastically reduce sudden death. "Between beta-blocker therapy, ICDs and preventive monito...
Automated external defibrillators are frequently recalled
...ction can also be expected to increase. "Unlike implantable
cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) which are routinely registered with the manufacturer at the time of implantation, no such process reliably occurs with AEDs," Maisel explains. "Our study demonstrates that there is an urgent need to develop a more relia...
Medical device test center expands capabilities to help reduce potential interference
... helps manufacturers improve compatibility between implantable
medical devices and systems that radiate electroma...research on a variety of medical devices including implantable
hearing devices, drug-infusion pumps, neurostimulators, cardiac monitors and glucose monitors. And b...
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