News tagged with prostheses

App lets amputees program their own bionic hands

Double-amputee Jason Koger used to fly to visit a clinician when he wanted to adjust the grips on his bionic hands. Now, he's got an app instead. Koger this week demonstrated the i-limb ultra revolution, ...

May 03, 2013
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How blind can 'read' shown in new research

A method developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for training blind persons to "see" through the use of a sensory substitution device (SSD) has enabled those using the system to actually "read" an ...

May 16, 2012
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WHO issues guidelines for contested breast implants

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday intervened for the first time in the roiling global scandal over faulty breast implants, urging women with the devices to seek medical advice if they have any concerns.

Jan 17, 2012
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TAVI is safe alternative to redo cardiac surgery

TAVI is a safe alternative to redo cardiac surgery for failing bioprosthetic valves, according to research presented at the ESC Congress today by Dr. Spyridon Katsanos from the Netherlands. The findings suggest that transcatheter ...

Sep 02, 2013
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Researchers increase the success rate of tooth implants

Elderly or people with osteoporosis, smokers, diabetics or people who have had cancer are sometimes not eligible to receive dental implants as their bones are unable to correctly integrate the new prostheses which replace ...

Apr 29, 2013
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Implant to replace defective venous valve

If heart valves don't close properly, they are replaced. Conventional treatment of venous valve failure, however, has up to now always and exclusively been via medication. In future, an implant will assume ...

Mar 08, 2012
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Germans, Czechs warn on French breasts implants

Germany and the Czech Republic advised women Friday to have potentially faulty breast implants made by French firm PIP removed, but Britain said it was not convinced of the need.

Jan 06, 2012
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