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Lancing tumours into the body

...the device, Ishiyama immersed it in a container of silicone oil, which was fixed between two vertical coils of wire. By pumping alternating current through the coils, Ishiyama produced a rotating magnetic field around the container, which set the screw spinning.Because of its threaded surface the screw slowly...

Vacuum device increase breasts

...induces a fair amount of skin irritation along the silicone border/skin interface," Greco writes. "Yet the motivation to have larger breasts seems to overcome this in the correctly chosen individual." The system is also known to cause initial swelling that goes down as the treatment continues, Greco said. An...

Possibility Of Regaining Speech After Tongue, Voice Box Removal

...agus that is then fitted with a small plastic //or silicone valve , researchers say this new surgical technique may help restore speech to head and neck cancer patients who have had their voice box and tongue removed. Researchers say that TEP, combined with post operative speech rehabilitation therapy, can p...

Reduce eye infection through new-age contact lenses

...ye infections like keratitis by wearing the latest silicone hydro gel lenses for longer hours, reports British...ly during waking hours (daily wear). However newer silicone hydro gel lenses seem to give a five times better protection against severe keratitis to people who ...

New contact lens materials

...dation for increased prospective safety of the new silicone hydrogel lens materials. According to Cavanag and his study, the significance of out study is that for the first time we have a scientific-based rationale that has passed peer review at high levels that exactly predicts our current epidemiological ...

Silicone Rubber Flap Restore Speech

...ery find it very difficult to talk with the rubber silicone artificial valve. This valve is implanted in-betwe...zes its own sound. The valve consists of a small silicone flap which is implanted in place of the vocal cord that has been removed. Two flaps each of them uni...

Silicone Implants Make No Significant Difference To Breast Cancer Survivors

... survivors who undergo reconstructive surgery with silicone implants have very // little information available to them regarding the possible risks and complications about the procedure. The report was released at a National Press Club Newsmakers' event by Dr. Susan Wood, former director of the U.S. Food and ...

JRRD Focuses On Issues Such As Spinal Cord Injury and Prosthetics

...ntified and resolved problems in color analysis of silicone prostheses. Investigators analyzed various systems that automatically detect human skin color and assessed the possibility of introducing an automatic color detection system. They found that automatic color detection for prosthesis production is com...

Potentially Dangerous levels of Platinum Found in Women with Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Safety of silicone gel breast implants have sparked off doubts in the...was found// in some of the women who were sporting silicone implants for a number of years. This discovery is not perfect timing, uncannily close to the per...

Silicone Leaks Seen Among Women with Breast Implants

..., breast milk and other samples from women who had silicone gel-filled breast implants. US regulators are revi...gs represent the latest concern to be raised about silicone breast implants. Two makers are trying to return the implants to general use. Researchers said that ...

Dummies, Bad For Breastfed Babies – Study Challenge

... rubber but nowadays dummies were made of latex or silicone and come in different shapes and sizes. A partial outweighment by the finding that babies who used a dummy were less likely to suffer a cot death - sudden infant death syndrome (Sids), the authors from the Joanna Briggs Institute in Australia concl...

Resistant Head Lice: A Study

...ey suggest that where resistance develops, a newer silicone based lotion might be a suitable alternative. Source: Newswise...

Troubling Dry Eyes and Mouth links with Sj?gren’s Syndrom

...ar ducts that drain from the eyes with collagen or silicone plugs or with a laser procedure. Check with your care provider if you are troubled by dry eyes and dry mouth. These symptoms have many causes, including side effects of medication and prior radiation to the head or neck. Source: Newsise...

External Catheters Linked with decreased UTI Risk in Men

...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 ...

Atherosclerosis and its Mechanics

...them in culture flasks. They seeded the cells onto silicone rubber membranes that had been coated with a protein that allowed the cells to attach the way they do to underlying blood vessel tissue in the body. They then stretched the cells 10 percent of their length 60 times per minute to simulate the rhythmic...

Vasectomy Vs Intra Vas Device – Check It Out

...device draws upon the strength from a tiny plug of silicone gel which stops the sperms from traveling along each of the tubes, the vas deferens that links the testicles and the penis. The efficacy of this new device was measured in a pilot study involving 30 men, where it was found that the IVD was able to o...

A Family's Fight against Breast cancer

...next stage is the rebuilding of the breast using a silicone implant, or fat from the back or abdomen tunneled underneath the skin to the chest. The latter procedure, an autologous reconstruction, meant the breasts would look and feel more natural. Nipples are removed because they contain ducts that may have c...

Canadian Regulators allow Silicone Breast Implants in Market

...regulators have given them the green signal to put silicone gel breast implants back on the market. // Allerg...se for sale of both its round, smooth and textured silicone implants as well as Style 410 Shaped and Textured implants. Earlier this year Allergan entered the i...

FDA gives the green signal for silicone breast implants

...have lifted a 14 year ban on the commercial use of silicone breast implants. //Allergan Inc of Irvine and Ment... In 1992 the FDA ordered the stoppage of sales of silicone implants citing lack of clinical data to garner support for marketing approval. As per Dr Daniel Shu...

New Inhaler is Child's Play

...rmatec, has developed a device that incorporates a silicone balloon within a transparent plastic chamber, whic...herapeutic aerosol. As the drug is inhaled, the silicone balloon deflates, folding up to visually illustrate that the drug has been successfully inhaled. Thi...

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