Tag: "implants" at medical news
...nd patient management is growing rapidly. "Recent implants
in Norway, Perth, Sydney, Auckland and Brisbane br...o completion. "We expect there will be additional implants
in the coming weeks and are on track to complete recruitment in the CE Mark Trial before the end of ...
Dentists report on new computerized tomography systems
...er specialties of dentistry such as in placing new implants
that are increasingly used in place of dentures, remedial efforts for TMJ and for reconstruction of cleft palates and lips. The researchers report, "The future in orthodontic imaging seems exciting as we discover new frontiers, and as the paradigm i...
Women who undergo reconstructive breast implantation frequently develop short-term complications
...es use both techniques at once. Many women choose implants
alone because the procedure is simpler and requires less operation time than those using autologous tissue, and it can preserve the color of the skin of the breast and possibly some of its sensitivity. Trine F. Henrikson, M.D., of the Danish Registr...
One day radiation may become an option for breast cancer patients
...ying the effectiveness of permanent radiation seed implants
following lumpectomy as an alternative to whole or...nger radioactive. The advantage over the temporary implants
is that the patient only has to undergo one surgical procedure to receive the radiation, versus 10 t...
Alcohol-deterrent drugs help patients achieve high rates of long-term abstinence
...iram implant, for the same reasons that naltrexone implants
have been developed. There should also be more trials of probation-linked disulfiram, since alcohol-related crime is a very important issue. This study suggests that if alcoholic offenders take disulfiram regularly, even reluctantly, they will not g...
Removing gaps depends on overall health
...artial or complete dentures. Other patients choose implants
for esthetic purposes or to conserve tooth structu...the patient's overall health. The success rate for implants
decreases in patients that suffer from chronic problems, such as tooth grinding and clenching or sys...
89 percent of men with penile implants are able to have sex says new study
...gy in London, studied 447 men who had received 504 implants
over a 25-year period. Subjects ranged from 21 to... findings include: The most common reasons for implants
were diabetes (27 per cent) and vascular disease (26 per cent). Other reasons included radical pelvi...
MRIs better at diagnosing needs for 'bionic ear' implants
...aging is a better diagnostic tool for cochlear ear implants
than the more commonly used high-resolution comput... from excessive noise or from toxic reactions. The implants
work best for individuals who have lost hearing after they have acquired speech, and are more effect...
First simultaneous cochlear implant operation for WA
...kes about two weeks we will activate the cochlear implants
and Danny should start hearing sounds. "The rehabilitation process takes up to 12 months of intensive mapping (programming the cochlear device) and exercises from our Audiologist, Katrise Eager, who will help Danny learn to hear sounds through the im...
Studies compare stents and cardiac procedures for long-term survival
...t CABG (2,634 patients) or received coronary stent implants
(3,845 patients) between 1995 and 2003, and calculated nine-year mortality rates among the groups. Results showed that overall mortality was similar between the CABG group and the stented group (OR 0.8; 95% CI, 0.7-1.0; p=0.27). The two procedures ...
Cardiovascular flow disturbances study aimed at improving diagnosis and treatment
...her focus of this project is determining how stent implants
affect arterial flow dynamics," Vlachos said. "Identifying the flow-related causes of implant failure could lead to design improvements for stents." Each CAREER project includes an educational component. Vlachos plans to develop educational models ba...
'Fringe' plastic surgery procedures more hype than reality, ASPS says
Vaginal rejuvenation, pectoral implants, buttock implants
and calf augmentation have been touted in the medi...s tracked for the first time in 2005 were: buttock implants
(542), calf augmentation (337) and pectoral implants
(206). These procedures are dwarfed when compa...
Method for avoiding sudden death
...the Hospital Donostia are two of the centres where implants
are carried out. These devices consist of a number of wires connected to the heart and to a central unit located under the skin; the programming is personalised and stores in its memory all the arrhythmias and electrical discharges undergone by the ...
EBCC calls to speed access to innovative advances for all breast cancer patients
...ately after the cancer is removed using artificial implants
or even the body's own tissue (autologous tissue reconstruction) or a combination of tissue reconstruction and implants. Breast reconstruction is a complex procedure that needs to be performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, unfortunately not all patie...
First human implant of HeartWare's HVAD
...nty patients suffering advanced heart failure. The implants
are to beconducted at the Vienna General Hospital (Austria), the Royal Perth Hospital (Australia), the HannoverMedical Centre (Germany) and Harefield Hospital (UK). HeartWare expects to complete patient enrolment in the trial by the end of 2006. Comm...
Bioactive cement scaffold may improve bone grafts
A new technology for implants
that may improve construction or repair of bones in the face, skull and jaw, has been developed by researchers from the American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Described in recent ...
Biomechanics improving lives, providing insight for medical practice
...ith developing new and better options for surgical implants
and stronger materials. By contributing so much to advances in health practices, biomechanics is playing a huge role in bettering lives. "We are opening the eyes of researchers on both sides of the field to the breadth of exciting advances, novel too...
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researcher finds breast implants don't cause cancer
... cancer incidence among women with silicone breast implants
shows having implants
does not put women at an increased risk for cancer, in fact, breast implants
were actually shown to ...
Studies show improving pacemaker reliability, increased implantable defibrillator failure rates
...le to date. "Despite millions of pacemaker and ICD implants
worldwide and their increasingly frequent use, sur...ICD malfunction replacement rate of 20.7 per 1,000 implants
was significantly higher than the pacemaker malfunction replacement rate of 4.6 per 1,000 implants,"...
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators have higher malfunction rate than pacemakers
...ions of the past century. Yet, despite millions of implants
worldwide and their increasingly frequent use, sur...bmit annual reports detailing the number of device implants
and malfunctions that have occurred. William H. Maisel, M.D., M.P.H., of Beth Israel Deaconess Medi...
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