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Mechanical Heart

...r a heart transplant. Patients considered for the implant were critically ill with fewer than 30 days to live and the life expectancy of the patient who got the new device is expected to be extended by about a month. Courtesy : The New Indian Express, July 5, 2001...

Detecting anomalies in heart rythm

...reatment with drugs to combat arrhythmia or may be implant a defibrillator, a device similar to a pacemaker, which operates only when the heartbeat starts to get out of step. Mathematicians at the new Fraunhofer Institute ITWM together with a private service company, developed a new method called alphacard...

Silicon eye implants

...ill give them a large data. He would be doing the implant of these micro chips in one woman and two men suffering from retinitis pigmentosa .The whole procedure would be about 2-1/2-hour and will take place in Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Illinois, where two of the patients underwent procedures la...

Surgeons implant second artificial heart

...e said previously that patients considered for the implant were critically ill with fewer than 30 days to live. The first patient, 59-year-old diabetic Robert Tools, was given the AbioCor plastic and titanium heart device on July 2. Tools has exceeded initial estimates that the heart would extend his life...

Fifth US Patient Receives Artificial Heart

...e said previously that patients considered for the implant must be critically ill with fewer than 30 days to live. // "The operation went well and the artificial heart is performing flawlessly," Dr. Louis Samuels, director of the cardiac transplant team at MCP Hahnemann University, said in a statement. "Ho...

Miscarriage linked to late embryos

...lth Sciences found.But most successful pregnancies implant eight, nine or ten days after the egg's release from the ovary, with those implanting on day eight having the greatest chance of success.// The researchers speculate that late-implanting embryos may be weaker and that rejection of them may be a pro...

Creating brain cells from bone marrow

...d in Parkinson's disease, as the basis for a brain implant using the patient's own bone marrow. This would sidestep ethical and technical problems around using embryonic stem cells....

First Artificial Heart patient has Major setback

...Tools, 59, of Franklin, Kentucky, less responsive, implant surgeon Laman Gray said. // Robert Tools receive... than 30 days without it. Tools improved after the implant and had even been able to dine out at restaurants and go fishing. Last month, doctors were hoping he...

Artificial lenses- Boon to cataract patients

A lens implant that can change focus like a natural lens promises to make cataract patients’ eyesight almost as good as it was when they were young.The device, which is being developed by Jin-Hui Shen, an ophthalmologist at Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicin...

Third artificial heart patient introduced

...h the device. The sixth patient died in surgery to implant the heart. Four additional implants have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration but have not been carried out yet....

Microchip gives blind a chance of sight

...ye will be benefitted by the new development. The implant works for eye diseases in which healthy retinal neurons remain intact after they lose use of the eye’s photoreceptors.// These receptors convert images into electric impulses. Researchers reported that tests show faces can be recognised and words in ...

Microchip gives blind a chance of sight

...will be benefitted by the new development.// The implant works for eye diseases in which healthy retinal neurons remain intact after they lose use of the eye’s photoreceptors. These receptors convert images into electric impulses. Researchers reported that tests show faces can be recognised and words in la...

Dental implants are turning to gain popularity

... to be very careful about dental hygiene after the implant surgery....

Artificial silicon retina

...ill give them a large data. He would be doing the implant of these micro chips in one woman and two men suffering from retinitis pigmentosa .The whole procedure would be about 2-1/2-hour and will take place in Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Illinois, where two of the patients underwent procedures la...

Cell transplants used to fend off Parkinson's symptoms

...edles through the forehead and top of the skull to implant the cells. Patients showed improvement in tremor, stiffness, slow movement and balance, the most common motor functions affected by Parkinson's disease. In addition, half of the participants showed improvement of dyskinesia - involuntary movements ...

Assessment for hearing aid implants in the process

...aid. // Now, however, there's another choice - an implant into the middle ear which directly vibrates the surrounding bones. Researchers in the US have surveyed 100 adults fitted with one of the implants. They find that 70 per cent reported improvement in the quality of life, and most retained their residua...

Benefits in fertility procedures

...ys Dr. Werlin, is that even with PGD, they like to implant several embryos to increase the chance of one deve...roblem is this group has so few quality embryos to implant that only one embryo may be implanted and the chances of success drastically decrease. Dr. Werlin s...

Rectal Cancer treated with radiation

...eam radiation. After four to six weeks, an iridium implant delivered a completion dose to the tumor. No chemotherapy was given to any of the patients. Researchers found the five-year overall survival rate was 60 percent and, for patients under age 75, it was nearly 70 percent. Rectal function was maintained...

Platinum for the Eye: A new facial palsy implant

...a more aesthetic and less complicated upper eyelid implant called the platinum chain. Earlier options which i...nt of all patients who received the platinum chain implant graded the results as good or very good. Also, these implants lead to better results with fewer comp...

Baltimore doctors perform three simultaneous kidney transplants

...perations -- three to remove the kidneys, three to implant them -- became possible after an extraordinarily lucky,// six-way organ match among the patients, their friends and their families. All six patients were doing well after Monday's surgery. Each recipient met his or her donor for the first time on Fr...

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