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ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants
...lockers, ventricular and assist devices, stem cell implants
and other advancements have radically changed the landscape of heart and lung transplant medicine and the outlook for patients living with heart or lung disease. "We urgently need to revisit the current criteria that organ centers are using and provi...
Enrollment progress for European approval trial
...hief Executive Officer, Colin Sutton PhD, said two implants
were conducted at The Alfred hospital in Melbourne and one at Royal Perth. Dr Sutton said 20 patients had now been implanted with the VentrAssist TM left ventricular assist system 11 as part of the current CE Mark Trial which is gathering data to ...
Younger is better when implanting cochlear implants, IU study finds
INDIANAPOLIS -- Deaf children who receive cochlear implants
do better learning language and speech the younger...ned was greater for children who received cochlear implants
provide congenitally deaf children with a sense of hearing, but the children mu...
Fungal contamination in breast implant surgery: A rare, preventable complication
...mmon, fungal contamination of saline-filled breast implants
is readily preventable, according to a study in th...tbreak in 2000-2001 that involved five women whose implants
were found to contain black sediment during revision surgery for cosmetic breast augmentation; the s...
Hebrew University researcher develops compounds to control bacteria
...themselves to many surfaces, such as live tissues, implants
and teeth. Biofilm can also be found on artificial surfaces such as water pipes or air-conditioning ducts. Only recently has it been discovered that the bacteria assembled in biofilms have a network of communication between them called "quorum sensin...
European approval trial enrolment gathers momentum
...jor market of Europe." "Building a track record of implants
enables us to gather information to demonstrate the VentrAssist is safe and efficacious, and then use that data to achieve our regulatory milestones within the predicted timeframe," he said. "We are developing robust and repeatable treatment protocol...
Men continue to have normal life after radiation for prostate cancer
...ide effects patients may have after receiving seed implants
for prostate cancer."...
Second implant of US Pilot Trial achieved
... of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, US. The implants
are part of an FDA-approved pilot trial (feasibility study) involving 10 patients at five hospitals across the US. Principal investigator Dr Bartley Griffith, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center said a second patient...
Implant-supported overdentures are a successful solution for edentulous people
...ade the meat difficult to chew. Now that he's had implants
placed to support his denture, he is no longer cau...." An implant-supported overdenture requires that implants
are placed into the jaw. The implants
bond to the jawbone forming an anchor. Full bridges or dentur...
Jefferson scientists design method to fight artificial implant infections with antibiotics
... step toward developing stable, bacteria-resistant implants
to combat infection. "The biggest benefit of th...ding method. Infections associated with orthopedic implants
are one of the major causes of implant failure. If bacteria grow on an implant, it can't knit prope...
From aircraft aerodynamics to improved heart implants
...ble of accurately measuring the effects of medical implants
on blood flow. Their work will allow medical devic...y fatal, are widespread among patients who receive implants
either as a long-term solution to a failing heart or as a temporary 'bridge' while they await a tran...
...ncluding the completed Pilot Trial, of VentrAssist implants
to over 30 globally," Dr Sutton said. As noted previously, Ventracor is currently undertaking additional screening and quality control to ensure the anomaly identified in the cable supplied to it is eliminated. Dr Sutton said the field exchange and...
Breast conserving treatment an option for women with implants
...diation at the Mayo Clinic. All patients had their implants
in place before their breast cancer diagnosis. Eighty-five percent of patients followed over a three-year period had favorable cosmetic results following radiation therapy. None of the patients in the study suffered a relapse of their cancer. For m...
Study finds new type of silicone implant offers more natural looking breasts, low complication rate
...an Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The new gel implants
will be the next type of silicone implant produced...ll Brown, MD, ASPS member and study author. "These implants
simply look and feel much more natural than saline implants. My patients are thrilled with their res...
Surgery enters virtual world
...ard for prosthetic orthopaedics. "Right now, many implants
fail, but for some of them we've no definite idea ..., particularly since predictions indicate that hip implants
will grow with Europe's ageing population. In the future, MULTISENSE could also be adapted to work i...
Antibacterial coatings cut infection rates
Putting antibacterial coatings on hip and knee implants
and biomedical devices such as catheters could cut...a have found. A significant number of hip and knee implants
are prone to infection after surgery and in many cases are not amenable to treatment with antibiotic...
World first trial to test human implant of HeartPOD
...OD TM device being implanted into people, with 16 implants
including four at The Alfred already completed. The trial will involve a minimum of 20 patients from four investigation sites across Australia and New Zealand. Principal researcher and Head of Clinical Pharmacology at The Alfred and Monash University...
Hopkins study proves cochlear implants prevent or reverse damage to brain's auditory nerve system
...s has clearly demonstrated the ability of cochlear implants
in very young animals to forge normal nerve fibers...blished in Science online Dec. 2, help explain why implants
are up to 80 percent successful in restoring hearing in young children born deaf, but rarely effecti...
Sooner is better with cochlear implants, Stanford scientist shows
allow the deaf to hear. Their brains learn to unde...and the artificial electrical stimulation that the implants
provide to the cochlea as sound. A Stanford neurobiologist teamed with child-development specialists...
Eye cell implants improve motor symptoms for Parkinson patients
CHICAGO A preliminary study suggests that implants
of cells from the human retina improved motor symp...d into the brain attached to microcarriers. These implants
have ameliorated the motor deficits in animal models of Parkinson disease, according to background i...
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