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PASO ROBLES, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- On a routine day, Specialty Silicone Fabricators in Paso Robles, California, will make silicone micro-implants such as surgical drains, catheter systems, intravenous drug delivery devices and pacemaker leads. What is not routine is the incredibly p...

First heart patients implanted with next-generation mechanical heart pump

NEW YORK (May 29, 2009) -- Three patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center were among the first in the United States to be implanted with a next-generation artificial heart pump called the DuraHeart Left-Ventricular Assist System. The surgeries took place earlier...

New Guidelines Issued for Implanted Heart Devices

Prevention is as important as intervention, specialists say THURSDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines for implanted heart devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators emphasize that they're just one aspect of cardiac care. "This is a very specific statement of the importa...

Test Spots Who Should Get Implanted Defibrillator

Not every patient needs the expensive but lifesaving devices, experts note THURSDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- A simple test can give cardiologists guidance about whether they should implant defibrillators into patients with weak hearts, new research confirms. Implanted defibrillat...

US Patient Implanted With HeartMate II, Leaves ICU

HearMate II is yet to gain approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Missouri has implanted it in Wilson Guthrie, a 61-year-old man from Kansas, suffering from end-stage heart failure. He has since left for home, with that experimental heart-as...

Outcomes of Surgically Implanted Hearing Aids

A report in the January issue of Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, shows, outcomes following surgically implanted hearing aids // that are anchored to bone appear comparable for children younger than 5 years and those older than 5 years. Early ...

Are One-Third of Costly Implanted Heart Devices Unnecessary?

This year, Medicare will pay for tens of thousands of heart patients to have high-tech devices implanted in their chests. Called ICDs or //implantable cardioverter defibrillators, the expensive devices are designed to shock damaged hearts back into rhythm and save patients from sudden cardiac death...

Digital ID Chips Implanted in Dogs to Prevent Rabies

Digital ID chips have been implanted in 65,000 dogs in Shanghai to improve canine management and prevent the spread of rabies after dog slaughters aimed at curbing// rabies in provinces of Yunnan and Shandong drew massive criticism. The chips contain the dog's individual ID number. To access ...

Nerve Conduction Studies Safe for Patients with Implanted Cardiac Devices

Patients with implanted cardiac devices and their physicians sometimes defer important electrodiagnostic testing because of anxiety about potential negative effects// the testing may have on the device. Good news for these patients and physicians is that according to recent research, electrodiagnos...

Epilepsy Treated with Implanted Devices

Epilepsy has been diagnosed in about 2.5 million Americans of all ages, affecting their quality of life or having side effects from epilepsy medications. // However for some patients they neither respond to surgery and are often at high risk for complications. That's why new devices surgically imp...

Omega -3 Fatty Acids Better than Implanted Defibrillators

Omega-3 fatty acids is claimed to prevent more sudden deaths than defibrillators in homes and public places or even implanted defibrillators according to US scientists.// Researchers at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., compared such preventive strategies by food supplementation and by elec...

Patient medical history in an implanted chip

New York – A reputed insurance company has devised a chip that can be implanted into a patient's arm, which is capable of recording medical histories. This will assist// the medical personnel to easily get hold of patients' medical data. Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey have ...

Cyberonics to Present at Canaccord Adams 29th Annual Global Growth Conference

... System, which is FDA-approved for the treatments of refractory epilepsy and treatment-resistant depression. The VNS Therapy System uses a surgically implanted medical device that delivers pulsed electrical signals to the vagus nerve. Cyberonics markets the VNS Therapy System in selected markets worldwide. ...

New Collagen Meniscus Implant Opens New Vista for Knee Repair

...CISCO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stone Clinic in San Francisco reported it implanted the first commercially available meniscus templates in California this past...n to people's lives." This week, that challenge came to fruition when Stone implanted the first commercially available collagen meniscus implant into the knees o...

Cyberonics Announces Conference Call to Discuss Fiscal Year 2010 First Quarter Financial Results

...Therapy(TM) System, which is FDA-approved for the treatments of epilepsy and treatment-resistant depression. The VNS Therapy System uses a surgically implanted medical device that delivers electrical pulsed signals to the vagus nerve. Cyberonics markets the VNS Therapy System in selected markets worldwide. ...

STAAR Surgical Generates Cash From Operations During Second Quarter

...halmic products employing proprietary technologies. STAAR's products are used by ophthalmic surgeons and include the Visian ICL, a tiny, flexible lens implanted to correct refractive errors, as well as innovative products designed to improve patient outcomes for cataracts and glaucoma. Manufactured in Switzer...

Thoratec Corporation and HeartWare International, Inc. Announce Termination of Proposed Transaction

...entricular Assist Device) and HeartMate LVAS, with more than 13,000 devices implanted in patients suffering from heart failure. Additionally, its International T...System features the HVAD(TM) pump, the only full-output pump designed to be implanted next to the heart, avoiding the abdominal surgery generally required to imp...

Thoratec Schedules Second Quarter Conference Call, Webcast

...ct lines include the Thoratec(R) VAD (Ventricular Assist Device) and HeartMate(R) LVAS (Left Ventricular Assist System), with more than 13,000 devices implanted in patients suffering from heart failure. Additionally, its International Technidyne Corporation (ITC) division is a leader in point-of-care blood tes...

HeartWare to Webcast Annual Meeting

...ering from advanced heart failure. The HeartWare((R)) Ventricular Assist System features the HVAD((TM)) pump, the only full-output pump designed to be implanted next to the heart, avoiding the abdominal surgery generally required to implant competing devices. HeartWare has completed an international clinical t...

STAAR Surgical to Present at BMO Capital Markets 9th Annual Focus on Healthcare Conference in New York

...mic products employing proprietary technologies. STAAR's products are used by ophthalmic surgeons and include the Visian(R) ICL, a tiny, flexible lens implanted to correct refractive errors, as well as innovative products designed to improve patient outcomes for cataracts and glaucoma. Manufactured in Switzer...

Cell Therapeutics Initiates Process to Obtain Marketing Approval for Pixantrone in Europe

... able to receive further anthracycline treatment if their disease returns. It also can be administered through a peripheral vein rather than a central implanted catheter as required for other drugs in this class. About Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Headquartered in Seattle, CTI is a biopharmaceutical...

Sunshine Heart Provides C-Pulse U.S. Clinical Update

...unshine Heart (ASX: SHC), a global medical device company focused on innovative heart assist technologies, announced today that the first two patients implanted with the C-Pulse device in April 2009 at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio have successfully completed their 3 month follow-u...

American Joint Replacement Registry Announced

...d David Lewallen, MD, chair of the AJRR Project Team and orthopaedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic. Background: When a patient has a hip or knee implanted into his body, the device used was chosen by his orthopaedic surgeon based on the patient's needs and lifestyle as well as the device's performance. ...

Study provides documentation that tumor 'stem-like cells' exist in benign tumors

... suggests that even if most of a tumor's cells can be killed, stem-like cells may survive and regenerate the tumor. When tumor stem-like cells were implanted into laboratory mice, they generated new tumors that had the same genetic composition and characteristics as the original tumors. Cells from the new t...

Following CMS Cuts to Reimbursement for Medical Errors, New Devices Aimed at Reducing Nosocomial Infections Emerge

... using non-tunneled devices, which are placed directly into the vessel rather than buried under the skin. A small portion of access catheters implanted in 2008 were equipped with antimicrobial coatings. However, this number of antimicrobial-coated CVC and dialysis catheter implantation procedures will...

Review of STAAR's Application for the Visian(R) Toric Implantable Collamer(R) Lens by FDA to Resume

...the acceptance of the technology as more than 150,000 Visian ICLs have been implanted worldwide, of which more than 27,000 have been Visian Toric ICLs outside th...ed by ophthalmic surgeons and include the Visian ICL, a tiny, flexible lens implanted to correct refractive errors, as well as innovative products designed to im...

Review of STAAR's Application for the Visian(R) Toric Implantable Collamer(R) Lens by FDA to Resume

...the acceptance of the technology as more than 150,000 Visian ICLs have been implanted worldwide, of which more than 27,000 have been Visian Toric ICLs outside th...ed by ophthalmic surgeons and include the Visian ICL, a tiny, flexible lens implanted to correct refractive errors, as well as innovative products designed to im...

New Gene May Signal Aggressive Breast Cancer

...found that by decreasing the production of RCP protein in breast cancer cell lines, they were able to reduce their proliferation. Next, researchers implanted cells with decreased RCP protein expression into mice with an immunodeficiency. Researchers found that the altered cells had less capacity for tumor g...

FDA Approves Boston Scientific's TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Long Stent

...ented by data on more than 35,000 patients enrolled in post-approval registries. To date, approximately 11 million Boston Scientific stents have been implanted globally, making them the world's most frequently used stents. Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical ...

Hypertronics Introduces ImplanTac(TM) for IS-1 and draft IS-4 Form Factors

...c biocompatible contact solution offers surgeons the ability to easily mate implanted leads into devices without misalignment, damage to the system, or risk to t... Typically the devices are encapsulated into a housing structure, then implanted into the body cavity. The leads are connected to the device during the surg...

World's First Deep Brain Stimulation Device Approved for Treatment of Psychiatric Condition in Europe

...hibitors (SSRIs). About Reclaim DBS Therapy Reclaim DBS Therapy is an adjustable, reversible and non-drug therapy that uses a surgically implanted medical device, similar to a pacemaker, to deliver carefully controlled electrical pulses to precisely targeted areas of the brain. The stimulation ca...

New technique could sustain cancer patients' fertility

...er efforts by the research team, who grew mouse follicles in culture, induced the eggs they contained to mature, fertilized them with mouse sperm, and implanted them into female mice to establish pregnancy. The earlier research is described in an article that appeared in The NIH Record , at http://nihrecord...

Combination Therapy Best for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

...erapy alone are more likely to die than those who receive a combination of treatments, new findings show. In brachytherapy, radioactive "seeds" are implanted in the tumor. "Despite the increasing numbers of men worldwide who choose to undergo brachytherapy alone for their high-risk prostate cancer, the e...

STAAR Surgical Announces Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Release Date And Conference Call

...halmic products employing proprietary technologies. STAAR's products are used by ophthalmic surgeons and include the Visian ICL, a tiny, flexible lens implanted to correct refractive errors, as well as innovative products designed to improve patient outcomes for cataracts and glaucoma. Manufactured in Switzerl...

New technique could save cancer patients' fertility

...ier research by the scientists, who grew mouse follicles in a culture, induced the eggs they contained to mature, fertilized them with mouse sperm and implanted them into female mice to establish pregnancy. The technique produced healthy, fertile generations of mice. Woodruff, working with Lonnie Shea, prof...

Spinal Cord Stimulation Need Not Keep Soldiers From Action

...lation to relieve chronic back pain may be able to return to active duty. In electrical spinal cord stimulation, electric signals generated from an implanted device help disrupt nerve signals for pain. The procedure, an alternative for people who do not respond to more conventional pain treatment, is usuall...

One step closer to an artificial nerve cell

...s who has led the work, together with Professor Barbara Canlon. The scientists intend to continue with the development of a small unit that can be implanted into the body. It will be possible to program the unit such that the release of neurotransmitters takes place as often or as seldom as required in ord...

Study shows PET can measure effectiveness of novel breast cancer treatment

...ER2 protein in mice. These molecules can also be engineered to specifically bind to other targets for cancer diagnosis and therapy. The researchers implanted human breast cancer cellsexpressing either very high or high levels of HER2under the skin of mice to show that this method of imaging can be used to m...

Jackson's Death Puts Spotlight on Sudden Cardiac Arrest

...brillator to restore heart rhythm. Defibrillators now are available in many public places, and tens of thousands of Americans have tiny defibrillators implanted in their chests each year. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), where regular thrusts are applied to the chest to keep blood flowing, can be a life...

Richard A. Meier Appointed to STAAR Surgical Board of Directors

...halmic products employing proprietary technologies. STAAR's products are used by ophthalmic surgeons and include the Visian ICL, a tiny, flexible lens implanted to correct refractive errors, as well as innovative products designed to improve patient outcomes for cataracts and glaucoma. Manufactured in Switzer...
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