Tag: "silicone" at medical news
Nerves controlling muscles are best repaired with similar nerves
...s into groups by type, inserted the mush into tiny silicone
tubes and encouraged severed motor nerves to regenerate through the mixtures in the tubes. The researchers found that disrupting the nerve's architecture by mincing it abolished the benefit of repairing a motor nerve with an intact motor nerve. "It...
LAP-BAND System surgery improves insulin resistance
... can be ingested. In this procedure, an inflatable silicone
band is placed around the top of the stomach in order to create a small stomach pouch. The band can be filled with varying volumes of saline so that the outlet from the small stomach pouch can vary in size. Thus, the speed of emptying food from the s...
MIT implant could measure tumor growth, treatment
...IT researchers have encased the nanoparticles in a silicone
delivery device, allowing them to remain in patien...aging). The nanoparticles are trapped inside the silicone
device, which is sealed off by a porous membrane. The membrane allows molecules smaller than 30 nm t...
A medical micropump
... top and bottom layers of a three-layered piece of silicone
polymer material about the size of a deck of playi... using piston-like devices, magnets, pressure from silicone
membranes and electrical charges. "Compared with our pump, existing micropumps are difficult to m...
For men, catheter type makes a huge difference in urinary infection risk, study finds
...eter and the rest receiving one of five sizes of a silicone
condom catheter. Their health status was tracked for up to 30 days, including regular testing of their urine for bacteria (a pre-UTI condition called bacteriuria) and monitoring for signs of UTI. The men completed questionnaires about discomfort and ...
Four out of five head lice resistant to common treatment
...ey suggest that where resistance develops, a newer silicone
based lotion might be a suitable alternative....
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researcher finds breast implants don't cause cancer
...study to date of 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 be associated with a decreased breast cancer risk. That's according to research led by Joseph McLaughlin, Ph.D.,...
The $6 billion (hu)man is becoming reality, as bionics restores or expands humans' abilities
... Dextra consists of a standard plastic socket and silicone
sensor sleeve that encases an amputee's limb below the elbow. After a brief training period, operating the fingers is biomimetic, that is, it is done by normal volitional thinking, as if the user were commanding his natural fingers. Dextra relies o...
Vol. 42, No. 5 JRRD tipsheet: Focus on spinal cord injury and prosthetics
...fect any of the other outcomes. Color analysis of silicone
cosmetic prostheses for upper-limb amputees, pg. 6...ntified and resolved problems in color analysis of silicone
prostheses. The current prosthetic production cycle has the following drawbacks: subjectivity in col...
Hopkins study shows 30-day soft contact lenses pose very small risk of vision loss
... of 30-day -extended-wear contact lenses made from silicone
hydrogel is comparable to that previously reported...prescribed and fitted with CIBA Vision NIGHT & DAY silicone
hydrogel soft contact lenses, to be worn for 30 consecutive 24-hour periods. Participants completed...
Study finds new type of silicone implant offers more natural looking breasts, low complication rate
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. A new type of silicone
breast implant, currently available to women who a...PS). The new gel implants will be the next type of silicone
implant produced by manufacturers if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the device...
NJIT entrepreneurs demonstrate their inventions for science commission
...ity industries. Urovalve, Inc, holds a patent on a silicone
device to help male patients coping with urine retention who now must rely on catheters. The device would be implanted into the urethra during a simple procedure performed in a physician's office or by a nurse in a patient's home. It contains a met...
New methods offer alternatives for patients undergoing obesity surgery
...ns performed included: Lap-Band (BAND), or a small silicone
band placed around the upper section of the stomach; Vertical Gastrectomy (VG), during which 90-95 percent of the stomach is removed, leaving a small, thin, tube-like stomach approximately two ounces in size; Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RGB), which res...
Heart valve ring reverses damage from congestive heart failure, easing symptoms
...ospital in Milan. The ring is made of titanium and silicone
rubber. The technology was licensed to Edwards Lifesciences Corporation for development and commercialization, and will be marketed as the GeoForm mitral valve repair ring. Both the co-inventors and the U-M stand to benefit financially from the devic...