Tag: "implantation" at medical news
Implanted medical device aims to lower blood pressure
...he left and right carotid sinus in the neck. While implantation
is slightly more involved, the general principle is quite similar to the implantation
of cardiac pacemakers. Following the Phase II trial, if results continue to be good, a larger, natio...
Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson disease reduces uncontrolled movements
...ncontrolled movement who were randomly assigned to implantation
of deep brain stimulators in either the GPi or the STN areas of the brain. Patients' Parkinson symptoms were evaluated with and without medication using a standard rating scale at three, six and 12 months after surgery. "Off-medication Unified Parki...
New treatment 'roadmap' improves odds for unusual brain aneurysm
... in which the aneurysm was previously treated with implantation
of coils. These tiny platinum coils are deployed into the aneurysm to block blood flow and prevent rupture....
Drug-releasing stents showing higher complication rate than clinical trials indicated
...narrowing due to blood clots) 9 months after stent implantation
than were indicated in clinical trials. Physicians...ly. A total of 2,229 patients underwent successful implantation
of sirolimus-eluting (1,062 patients, 2,272 stents) or the drug paclitaxel-eluting (1,167 patients, ...
Stents that release medication appear more effective than traditional stents
... and long-term efficacy of sirolimus-eluting stent implantation
in patients with acute ST-segment elevation (a certain measurement on an electrocardiogram) myocardial infarction (STEMI), in conjunction with the expected financial consequences, currently limit use of sirolimus-eluting stents in this setting. Curre...
Study calls for earlier use of ICDs in patients diagnosed with cardiomyopathy
...ar to get just as good a survival benefit from ICD implantation
as those with a remote diagnosis. Therefore, these findings could help expand the number of patients who benefit from this life-saving therapy." Details of the overall trial on which these new findings are based have been previously published. The...
Novel stem cell trial in heart failure patients to begin
...nts must have congestive heart failure and require implantation
of a ventricular assist device (VAD) as a bridge to transplantation. Unlike the other FDA-approved trials, surgeons will not deliver the cells through a catheter leading into the heart's coronary arteries but will instead inject them directly into th...
Pacemakers and defibrillators for the survival of patients suffering from heart insufficiency
... Known as cardiac resynchronisation therapy, their implantation
provides the advantage of increasing the performan...cur with some of these patients. In some cases the implantation
is began in a conventional manner through the right auricle and ventricle, the left ventricle being ...
European approval trial enrolment gathers momentum
...a was gathering momentum worldwide with the recent implantation
of a patient in New Zealand, bringing the total number of patients implanted to 27 including nine as part of the pilot trial. Ventracor Limited Chief Executive Officer, Colin Sutton PhD said: "We are now recruiting and implanting in three countries...
Experts discuss use of human stem cells in ape and monkey brains
...lity of morally significant changes resulting from implantation
of human stem cells into the non-human primate bra...called for in-depth consideration of the ethics of implantation
of human stem cells into the brains of non-human primates. The panel's work was part of the Program...
VCU researcher leads international team in developing guidelines for treating hydrocephalus
...ve the condition. NPH is treated with the surgical implantation
of a shunt that drains excess fluid from the brain and relieves pressure in the skull. "In the early days doctors were reluctant to treat NPH because they didn't think treatment would help," he said. "We now have evidence that shows a combination o...
From aircraft aerodynamics to improved heart implants
...iomedical device design, experiments involving the implantation
of medical devices into animals can prove that a device functions, but such in vivo trials are lengthy and costly as well as not always being indicative of the effects the implant will have in humans. Complications, ranging from the minor to the pote...
New insights into cost-effectiveness of implanted heart device
... CMS agreed to cover the costs associated with ICD implantation
for patients with left ventricular dysfunction as long as the patient's clinical data is entered into a national ICD registry," she said. "We hope that as this data is collected and analyzed, we will be able to better distinguish the high-risk patien...
Practice makes perfect when implanting cardioverter-defibrillator devices
(BETHESDA, MD) As the implantation
of cardioverter-defibrillator devices to prevent s...complication rates. "Our findings suggest that ICD implantation
should be directed toward high-volume physicians," the authors wrote. Anne B. Curtis, M.D., F.A.C.C....
Infertility researchers identify one gene's critical role in the human embryo implantation process
...y of the molecular mechanism involved in the human implantation
process, specifically targeting the role of one ge...howing statistically that there is a defect in the implantation
process in women with endometriosis, a condition affecting many premenopausal women who also suffer ...
'Orphan medication' in Europe
... fibrosis, keloid scars, fibrosis arising from the implantation
of a foreign body and the macular degeneration of the retina....
Women less likely to receive heart device therapy but survive with it longer than men
...in Dallas. The cases of all patients who underwent implantation
of a CRT device at Mayo Clinic between 1999 and 20...s further study." The study also found that device implantation
success, complication rates and heart function improvement were similar in men and women. However, b...
Wide racial disparities found in heart device implantation
..., which leads him to believe that the rates of ICD implantation
are even lower in the U.S. as a whole. To a lesser extent, Thomas believes that there may be some physician bias against African-Americans, whether intentional or not. Also, Thomas said that in general African-Americans have an historical mistrust of...
World first trial to test human implant of HeartPOD
...ing a world first trial to investigate whether the implantation
of a specially designed HeartPOD TM monitoring system in heart failure patients can keep them out of hospital and lead to a better quality of life. The study, known as the HOMEOSTASIS study, aims to evaluate the safety and performance of the HeartPO...
Sooner is better with cochlear implants, Stanford scientist shows
...ate just one of the influences that early cochlear implantation
can have on children with hearing loss and it reinforces the importance of early detection and intervention for children with hearing loss. Children who need an implant would benefit from having it sooner rather than later, the authors conclude in th...
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