Implant News

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9/24/2018
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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