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Cancer Doctors Okays Controversial Prostate Therapy

...for prostate cancer in which radioactive seeds are implanted in the prostate to destroy the tumor received support Friday from doctors writing therapy guidelines for the prestigious 17-hospital National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. This type of therapy is known as brachy...

Radioactive Seeds used in Prostate Cancer treatment can migrate with the body

...edure called Brachytherapy, tiny metal pellets are implanted in and around the prostate gland. The radiation emitted by these pellets destory cancer cells. But at times these pellets can erode through blood vessels and enter other areas of the body. In more than 35% of the cases, these pellets end up in the...

Mechanical Heart

...d's first self-contained mechanical heart has been implanted and the patient is resting comfortably after the seven hour operation, a US hospital has announced. The revolutionary procedure is the first major advance in the development of an artificial replacement heart in nearly two decades. If successful, th...

Silicon eye implants

...icial Silicon Retina (ASR), is being planned to be implanted in three people suffreing from retinal damage.This project is planned by doctors at Illinois.Ophthalmologist Alan Chow, the co-inventor of the device, who had already done this work an year back over three people who had lost their vision due// to a...

Surgeons implant second artificial heart

Kentucky surgeons who implanted the world's first self-contained artificial heart in a 59-year-old man more than 2 months ago announced on Thursday that they have installed a second such device in a 70-year-old man. The latest patient, who was not identified, was recovering in inte...

Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective

A contact lens that is implanted permanently in the eye is safe and effective for t...One-year follow-up data was available for 429 eyes implanted with the contact lens. Vukich reported that 45% of the implanted eyes had visual acuity of 20/20 or ...

A need for new stem cell lines

...eful for therapeutic and research applications. If implanted in a patient, they could grow cells afresh, offering cures for intractable diseases like Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and diabetes. One issues is that many of the existing lines were "cultured with animal cells and serum" creating the fear that ...

Pioneering artificial heart patient dies

..., said Drs. Laman Gray Jr. and Robert Dowling, who implanted the experimental device on July 2 at Jewish Hospital. // Tools, a retired telephone company worker, was suffering from congestive heart failure, diabetes and kidney disease when he received the artificial heart. At the time of the surger...

New treatment for depression

...al health of patients.// The pacemaker, which is implanted in a person's chest, sends intermittent signals to the left vagus nerve in the brain. The device was originally used to treat patients with epilepsy. However, it was later found to have a positive effect on the part of the brain that regulates mood p...

Good News For Women With Gestational Diabetes

...esearchers in Australia and New Zealand found that implanted insulin pump therapy helped women with severe gest...etes.The study was fairly small. 30 women used the implanted pumps out of 251 women with gestational diabetes. But researchers note that such pumps are often use...

A new hearing device improves hearing

...r hearing impairment. A new hearing device that is implanted in the middle ear gives better sound quality than ...hich it transmits to the internal part, a receiver implanted into the middle ear. It provides clearer sound and less feedback than the usual hearing aid. But, si...

Third artificial heart patient introduced

...ered plastic-and-titanium device that's completely implanted into the patient. Its internal battery is continually recharged by an external battery pack a patient wears at his waist. Harrison is one of six patients who have received the AbioCor as part of a clinical trial of the device. In order to be eligible...

Microchip gives blind a chance of sight

A computer chip implanted near the eye’s retina is well on its way to offering some restored vision. People blinded by eye diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related degeneration of the eye will be benefitted by the new development. The implant works for eye disea...

Microchip gives blind a chance of sight

A computer chip implanted near the eye’s retina is well on its way to offering some restored vision. People blinded by eye diseases such as Retinitis Pigmentosa and age-related degeneration of the eye will be benefitted by the new development.// The implant works for eye di...

New pacemaker reduces risk of heart failure

...The device, Medtronic's InSync pacemaker, has been implanted in more than 3,000 people in the US since its approval by the FDA. It is intended for people with a particular form of heart failure, a debilitating illness in which people suffer shortness of breath because their hearts do not beat strongly enough...

Artificial silicon retina

...icial Silicon Retina (ASR), is being planned to be implanted in three people suffreing from retinal damage.This project is planned by doctors at Illinois.//Ophthalmologist Alan Chow, the co-inventor of the device, who had already done this work an year back over three people who had lost their vision due to a...

Cell transplants used to fend off Parkinson's symptoms

...d legs - by up to 60% using this procedure. Watts implanted retinal pigment epithelial cells, which are grown by the millions after being removed from human donor retinas. These particular cells produce dopamine, normally manufactured by neurons in the brain. Levels of dopamine steadily decrease as Parkinson'...

Benefits in fertility procedures

...ity embryos to implant that only one embryo may be implanted and the chances of success drastically decrease. Dr. Werlin says it appears PGD makes no difference in this group, although results on more women could alter the findings. Dr. Werlin says this is one of very few randomized studies to look at the ben...

Useful Cancer drug stops tumour blood supply

...ressed the growth of tumours in mice that had been implanted with cells from an aggressive form of human breast cancer. The compound also kept new blood cells from forming in cancer-prone cultures of rat artery cells and prevented tumour formation in mice specially bred to develop breast cancer. The findings...

Injection supports Heart Devices

...s a mechanical pump-like device that is surgically implanted to maintain the pumping ability of a heart that can't dynamically work on its own. Clot-busting drugs, known as thrombolytic therapy, dissolve blood clots that impair blood flow. The device used in the study, the recently introduced MicroMed DeBakey...

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