Implant News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/14/2017
Could Prefab Blood Vessels Revolutionize Root Canals?

Oregon team develops way to regenerate the function of teeth after the surgery

4/26/2017
Women More Sensitive to Metal Joint Implants Than Men: Study

Researchers don't know if hormones or exposure to metals in makeup or jewelry may play a part

4/6/2017
When Do Plumped-Up Lips Become 'Too Much'?

At some point, augmented mouths simply begin to look unnatural, survey finds

3/1/2017
Nerve 'Zap' Treatment May Speed Stroke Recovery

Small study found arm weakness improved when brain was stimulated during physical therapy

2/28/2017
Some Hospitals May Overcharge for Hip, Knee Replacements: Study

Prices were double the average costs for the implants, but only one insurer was included in the research

2/15/2017
Shocks From Implanted Defibrillators Trigger Health Costs of Their Own

Even when the shock was inappropriate, many people still got invasive medical procedures afterwards, study finds

1/4/2017
Artificial 'Voice Box' Implant Helps Cancer Patient Speak

New device has improved long-term quality of life for man who had larynx removed

12/30/2016
Scientists Design Heat-Activated Penis Implant

Device an improvement on current implants, researchers say

11/15/2016
Brain Implant Lets 'Locked-In' ALS Patient Communicate

Signals sent to hand emerge as typed message on a tablet computer, researchers report

11/14/2016
Device Plus 'Aggressive' Drug Strategy May Curb Severe Heart Failure

Small study suggests real improvement for some patients, but more follow-up research is needed

10/13/2016
Brain Chips Help Paralyzed Man Regain Sense of Touch Using Robotic Arm

With implants, he also felt some sensation in his own fingers

8/29/2016
People With Implanted Defibrillators at Higher Car Accident Risk

Danish study finds 51 percent greater odds, but absolute risk of a crash remains low

7/19/2016
Cartilage Grown in Lab Might One Day Help Younger Arthritis Sufferers

Made of patients' stem cells and synthetic 'scaffolding,' it may cut need for hip replacement, scientists say

6/30/2016
FDA Approves Eye Implant for Aging Boomers

Tiny lens reshapes cornea to improve focus on small print, objects close to you

5/26/2016
FDA Approves Implant to Battle Opioid Addiction

Experts say steady dosing eliminates need to take medication daily to combat heroin, powerful painkillers

5/2/2016
Study Ties Implanted Defibrillators to Long-Term Complications

But benefits of these lifesaving devices outweigh risks, expert says

2/15/2016
Advanced 3D Printer Shows Potential for New Tissues, Organs

Research with rodents suggests it's feasible to create 'human-scale' body parts

1/12/2016
Implanted Defibrillators Help Women as Much as Men: Study

For heart failure patients with the devices, death risk over 3-year period was 20 percent lower

1/6/2016
Some Women Face Geographic Barriers to Breast Reconstruction

Those treated at academic hospitals travel nearly 50 miles on average, research shows

12/9/2015
Implanted Lung Valves Show Promise in Some Emphysema Patients

Study finds more success when stricter criteria used in selecting who gets the treatment

12/8/2015
Meet Vincent, the Cat With the Titanium Legs

High-tech prosthetics are giving disabled shelter kitty new mobility, veterinary surgeons say

7/29/2015
Implanted Defibrillators Restore Healthy Heart Function to Many: Study

Findings underscore need to repeatedly check up on patients who get these devices, researcher says

6/23/2015
Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds

Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say

4/29/2015
3D 'Printout' Device Keeps Very Ill Babies Breathing

Flexible implant adapts with child's growth, researchers say

3/12/2015
Cochlear Implants May Also Boost Seniors' Mood, Thinking: Study

Older people with severe hearing loss who received the devices had less depression, better mental skills

1/30/2015
Breast Reconstruction Complications Similar for Older, Younger Women

But risk of blood clots higher with use of seniors' own tissue instead of implants

11/20/2014
MRI Can Be Painful, Disruptive for People With Cochlear Implants

Study finds some patients had to discontinue the scan, or the hearing device was impaired by magnetic field

11/20/2014
Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure

New treatment strengthens heart walls, researchers say, but skeptics remain

10/20/2014
Goodbye to Reading Glasses?

Implantable eye device shows promise in preliminary trial, researchers say

10/14/2014
Allergy to Some Metal Implants Linked to Rare Skin Cancer, Study Says

Researchers say testing patients for adverse reaction may be needed

8/20/2014
Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study

Most were satisfied with their decision, researchers noted

6/18/2014
FDA Panel Backs Appetite-Curbing Implant for Severely Obese

Agency committee says nerve-stimulating device may offer more benefits than risks

6/3/2014
Implanted Defibrillators May Help Patients With Moderate Heart Failure

Devices could extend life and bolster guidelines for their use, researchers say

5/22/2014
Some Kids With Cochlear Implants Suffer Memory Problems

Certain amount of 'catch-up' is needed because of hearing loss, researcher says

5/9/2014
Solar Flares Might Actually Help Some Heart Patients

Patients with implanted cardiac devices had smoother rhythms when sun 'storms' erupted, study found

5/9/2014
Implanted Device Lowers Blood Pressure in Rat Study

Procedure might one day offer an option for people who are resistant to medication, researchers suggest

4/23/2014
Gene Therapy May Enhance Cochlear Implants, Animal Study Finds

Growth of cells in inner ear may boost sound sensitivity, researchers say

3/11/2014
New Knees, Hips May Also Help the Heart

Joint replacement might boost physical activity in arthritis patients, study author says

2/27/2014
Study Questions FDA Warning Against CT Scans for Those With Heart Devices

It found no harm to patients with devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators, but agency still concerned

2/7/2014
Experimental 'Implanted Insulin' Device Seeks to Control Blood Sugar Levels

The hope: to eliminate daily injections for those with diabetes, but much testing remains to be done

2/7/2014
'House' TV Series Leads to Real-Life Diagnosis

Doctors realized patient's mysterious symptoms resembled those of a character on the medical drama

1/30/2014
Shoulder Replacement May Help for Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study found that surgery to relieve pain and stiffness held up for a decade

1/23/2014
Hormone Therapy May Cut Risk of Repeat Joint Replacement Surgery in Women

Those who took it after hip, knee replacement saw risk of second procedure drop by about 40 percent

1/21/2014
Implanted Devices Might Someday Run on Energy From Nearby Organs

Animal study finds way to harness power from internal motions

1/21/2014
FDA Approval Process Comes Under Scrutiny in Studies

Drugs face inconsistent standards, heart device upgrades may not undergo clinical trials, researchers say

1/8/2014
Chest Implant Might Help With Hard-to-Treat Sleep Apnea

Study found device may provide alternative to air mask therapy

12/20/2013
Some Hip-Replacement Parts Not Proven Safe or Effective: Study

About 8 percent of components used in Britain not backed by evidence; Harvard researchers call for stricter controls

10/3/2013
Pricey Dental Implants Not Always Necessary, Study Finds

Teeth that are salvageable may be better off treated than replaced, experts say

9/20/2013
FDA Launches System to Label Medical Devices

Goal is to improve patient safety, identify items for recall and prevent counterfeiting

6/17/2013
Health, Not Age, Affects Benefits of Implanted Heart Device: Study

Issue is important to growing number of elderly living with heart disease, researcher says