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Know Your Material Debris for Implantables

February 7, 2014 12:42 pm | by Elaine F. Schumacher, Senior Research Scientist, McCrone Associates Inc. | McCrone Associates, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

McCrone Associates is a consulting laboratory with extensive experience in materials analysis, much of it in the area of medical device development. Growing use of joint prostheses, combined with introduction of novel materials and coatings...

Doctor Diagnoses Man with Help from TV's 'House'

February 7, 2014 11:47 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

If you're unlucky enough to be stricken with a rare medical condition, you'd better hope your doctor watches the right television show. That was the lesson for one German man with severe heart failure and a puzzling mix of symptoms including...

Merging Healthcare with Modern Communications Technology

February 6, 2014 2:07 pm | by Carrie Yang, Senior Healthcare Analyst, Results Healthcare | Blogs | Comments

Modern communications technology is starting to have a real impact on the way patients are managing their diseases and the delivery of healthcare. By collecting and transmitting real-time data, it is now possible to get a much better picture...

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The Pulse: Powering Implants with the Heart & Playing Stroke Hero

February 6, 2014 11:22 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are powering implants with the heart, vacuuming out blood clots, controlling the TV remote with a wink, and playing stroke education video games. This episode features...        

First U.S. Patient Implant of Non-Surgical, Leadless Cardiac Pacemaker

February 6, 2014 10:21 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced the first U.S. implant in the company’s LEADLESS II pivotal trial designed to evaluate the Nanostim leadless pacemaker for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Heart Valve Clinic at Heart Hospital of Austin Performs 100th Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Procedure

February 5, 2014 7:48 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

On Feb. 4, 2014, physicians with Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons and Austin Heart performed the 100th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure at Heart Hospital of Austin. TAVR is a catheter-based valve replacement... 

Electronically Controlled Drugs Could Minimize Side Effects

February 5, 2014 11:00 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Potential side effects of many of today's therapeutic drugs can be downright frightening — just listen carefully to a drug commercial on TV. These effects often occur when a drug is active throughout the body, not just where and when it is...

Reverse Medical® Corporation Announces New Patent for the Micro Vascular Plug (MVP®)

February 5, 2014 7:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Reverse Medical Corporation announced today that the United States Patent Office has notified the Company that a new patent has issued entitled “Embolic Implant and Method of Use”. This new patent allows twenty-two claims surrounding the...

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Sweat Glands Heal Injuries

February 4, 2014 12:00 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

Our body’s sweat glands are a source of stem cells particularly suited to healing wounds – stem cells that form new skin cells and manage the healing process. They are not rejected by the body and can be obtained without a hospital stay. It...

Photos of the Day: 'Balloon Pill' Offers Weight Loss Treatment

February 4, 2014 11:50 am | by Obalon | News | Comments

The Obalon balloon is designed to assist weight loss by partially filling the stomach and helping to induce a feeling of fullness. The placement of one or more balloons in the stomach helps you consume less food at each sitting. The Obalon...

Stent wars: Shrinkage concerns resurface in Medtronic/Boston Scientific DES trial

February 3, 2014 2:20 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medtech giants Medtronic and Boston Scientific took their long-time stent rivalry to new heights in a 1st-of-its-kind head-to-head study of their next-generation drug-eluting stents, with researchers ultimately reporting little difference...

Growing a Business, from the Lab

February 3, 2014 12:34 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In the early 1990s, MIT researcher Shuguang Zhang, then an MIT postdoc, stumbled upon peptides that could self-assemble into nanostructures, creating three-dimensional environments for cell culturing. It was, at the time, a breakthrough...

Successful First Human Implant of Tiara Transcatheter Mitral Valve

February 3, 2014 10:56 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

OPKO Health, Inc., a multi-national biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company, today reported that Neovasc Inc., a Vancouver-based company in which OPKO has made a strategic investment, reported that a first-in-human implantation of its...

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Microspheres Could Be Key in Preventing Bone Infections After Joint Replacement

January 31, 2014 11:19 am | by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | News | Comments

Currently more than 1 million knee replacements and hip replacements are performed each year in the United States, and with the aging population, the number of total joint replacements is expected to grow. While total joint surgeries have...

New Stem Cell Technique May Aid Medical Treatments

January 29, 2014 1:35 pm | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A simple lab treatment can turn ordinary cells from mice into stem cells, according to a surprising study that hints at a possible new way to grow tissue for treating illnesses like diabetes and Parkinson's disease. Researchers in Boston...

First Retinal Prosthesis Implanted Since FDA Approval

January 29, 2014 12:00 pm | by University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center | News | Comments

Retina surgeons at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center have performed the first — and second — surgeries in the United States to implant an artificial retina, or “bionic eye,” since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved...

Photos of the Day: First Argus 'Bionic Eye' Implanted

January 29, 2014 12:00 pm | by University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center | News | Comments

The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System is surgically implanted in one eye. The individual wears glasses equipped with a camera that captures images and converts them into a series of small electrical pulses. The pulses are transmitted wirelessly...

Healthcare and the ‘Internet of Things’

January 28, 2014 11:20 am | by Oleg Logvinov, IEEE, Director of Special Assignments, Industrial & Power Conversion Division, STMicroelectronics | Blogs | Comments

A revolution in healthcare is quietly brewing. The “Internet of Things”—a global system that could eventually comprise billions of devices and applications—including sensors, actuators, microcontrollers, mobile-communication devices, nano...

Human Trials in Two Years for Artificial Pancreas Invention

January 28, 2014 11:07 am | by De Montfort University | News | Comments

An artificial pancreas invented by a De Montfort University (DMU) professor could have its first human trials within two years. Professor Joan Taylor’s creation ensures patients will no longer have to endure injections of insulin every day...

Transcatheter Technologies Testing World’s First ‘Truly Repositionable’ TAVI Device

January 28, 2014 11:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Transcatheter Technologies GmbH, an emerging medical device company that is developing a third-generation transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system—TRINITY—announced today that an independent laboratory has completed ‘advanced...

Surgeon Working to Bring New Stent for Aortic Aneurysms to Patients in U.S.

January 27, 2014 11:18 am | by Temple University Health System | News | Comments

Temple University Hospital (TUH) could be among the first U.S.-based hospitals to test a new device known as a multilayer stent in patients suffering from aortic aneurysm, a condition characterized by the formation of a potentially life...

St. Jude Medical Announces Implant of World’s First Leadless Pacemaker in the UK

January 27, 2014 1:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced the first post-approval implant of the Nanostim leadless pacemaker in the U.K. The world’s first retrievable leadless pacemaker was implanted at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital...

Multiphysics Models Create New Biomedical Information

January 23, 2014 2:58 pm | by Tim Studt, Editorial Director, R&D Magazine | Articles | Comments

Multiphysics software simulations are used by biomedical equipment developers to reliably design complex mechanisms for enhancing the human physical condition. These medical devices can include tools for treating cancers, enhancing hearing...

Growing Blood Vessels for Enhanced Tissue Treatment

January 23, 2014 1:28 pm | by University of Utah | News | Comments

University of Utah bioengineers showed that tiny blood vessels grow better in the laboratory if the tissue surrounding them is less dense. Then the researchers created a computer simulation to predict such growth accurately—an early step...

'Watch' Cites Concern About Femoral Neck Fractures in Long-Necked Modular Implants

January 23, 2014 1:07 pm | by Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery | News | Comments

JBJS Case Connector, an online case report journal published by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, has issued a "Watch" regarding femoral neck fractures in patients whose implants used modular head-neck and neck-stem designs. While...

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