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Advances in Treatment of Cataracts

...Modern corrective surgery requires implantation of artificial lenses, however these implants often leave patients dependent on eyeglasses. But now, a recent study at Harvard Medical School has shown that the...

Award for TTK Chitra heart valve prosthesis

...ation of indigenous technology 2001 for developing artificial heart valve prosthesis.It is a tilting disc valve ...8,000 (nearly on third of the cost of the imported artificial valves) has been successfully commercialized by TTK Healthcare Limited (formerly TTK Pharma), Chenna...

Mechanical Heart

...s the first major advance in the development of an artificial replacement heart in nearly two decades. If successful, the device could help thousands of patients who die each year waiting for a heart transplant. Patients considered for the implant were critically ill with fewer than 30 days to live and the lif...

Surgery made simple

...en developed, which makes the process of providing artificial respiration to critically ill and comatose patient...n the precutaneous procedure which involves giving artificial respiration to critically ill patients.// In the operation an opening is made in the wall of the...

Surgeons implant second artificial heart

...ons who implanted the world's first self-contained artificial heart in a 59-year-old man more than 2 months ago ...s the first major advance in the development of an artificial replacement heart in nearly two decades. The surgeons have said previously that patients considered ...

Fifth US Patient Receives Artificial Heart

A fifth man has received a self-contained artificial heart, but he is having problems with his lungs, s...ays to live. // "The operation went well and the artificial heart is performing flawlessly," Dr. Louis Samuels, director of the cardiac transplant team at MCP H...

First Artificial Heart patient has Major setback

The first recipient of a self-contained artificial heart suffered bleeding in his brain in the same area damaged by a stroke 10 days ago. The latest setback caused swelling and made the patient, Robert Tools, 59, of Franklin, Kentucky, less responsive, implant surgeon Laman Gray said. // Robert Too...

Pioneering artificial heart patient dies

...ecipient of the world’s first fully self-contained artificial heart, died at a hospital in Louisville, Ken., aft..., diabetes and kidney disease when he received the artificial heart. At the time of the surgery, Tools was only expected to live one month. Doctors had said if he...

Artificial lenses- Boon to cataract patients

...cus on closer objects.Millions of people are given artificial lenses to replace their own lenses when they becom...es arranged like the petals of a flower.Like other artificial lenses, the device would be inserted into the lens capsule fo the eye after the cloudy lens has been...

Third artificial heart patient introduced

The third man to receive an experimental artificial heart made his first public appearance, three-and-...ors said was not related to the performance of the artificial heart. The fourth person to get the implant, an unidentified 74-year-old man, died after 56 days wit...

Herbs: rich soure of antioxidants

...f a meal, especially as an alternative to salt and artificial additives, the researcher suggests.Even if you’re not into oregano, other herbs also appear to pack a significant antioxidant punch.Among the more familiar, ranked in order, are dill, garden thyme, rosemary and peppermint. The most active phenol comp...

Herbs: rich soure of antioxidants

...f a meal, especially as an alternative to salt and artificial additives, the researcher suggests.Even if you’re not into oregano, other herbs also appear to pack a significant antioxidant punch.Among the more familiar, ranked in order, are dill, garden thyme, rosemary and peppermint. The most active phenol comp...

Schizophrenia detected early

... a psychiatrist specialising in brain imaging. The artificial brain reviews the brain scan of patients looking for certain characteristics in the brain blood flow, which could indicate schizophrenia. Dr Liddle said that recent evidence shows that certain parts of the brain are disrupted in schizophrenia. He sa...

Dental implants are turning to gain popularity

...al solution to the problem is to go for dentures - artificial teeth fixed on a bridge that is inserted into the mouth. But implants teeth inserted into the gum and bone by surgery are growing in popularity according to the American Dental Association's latest survey. They found that the number of surgically-...

Computer Program can assist to detect Heart Attack

...n Philadelphia tested a computer program called an artificial neural network, which is designed to mimic the hum...as missing. Despite the missing information, the artificial neural network was highly accurate at identifying patients who were having a heart attack, Baxt's te...

Mutating viruses helps produce antibodies

...s on bacteria may help lead to a new way to create artificial antibodies. This surprising mechanism may even be ... coming up with biotechnology applications such as artificial antibodies from this mutation process by working with chemist Gregory Weiss of the University of Cal...

A simple way to do surgery

...en developed, which makes the process of providing artificial respiration to critically ill and comatose patient...n the precutaneous procedure which involves giving artificial respiration to critically ill patients. In the operation an opening is made in the wall of the t...

Fat Substitutes

...ectin or guar gum are dietary fiber; olestra is an artificial fat that is not absorbed. Monoglycerides and diglycerides are simply chopped off parts of vegetable oils that are emulsified with water. These latter compounds have the same calories as fat but reduce the amount of fat needed. Infact, they are fat ...

Artificial disc looks hopeful

A recent research reveals that an artificial disc to replace damaged spinal discs has successfu...t Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have been testing an artificial disc and comparing it to spinal fusion. Results so far look very promising, with many patients becom...

Bridge to liver transplant looks encouraging

...patients die while waiting for one. Research on an artificial liver has been going on for many years now, but the liver is such a complex organ that success has been elusive. However, researchers at the University of Michigan are now having success with a device that can filter toxins out of the blood, mimick...

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