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2014-09-30 23:21:08

Sunshine Prosthetics and Orthotics in Wayne, NJ is the only Prosthetics and Orthotics facility in northern New Jersey to offer patients the Omega Tracer System scanner to speed the fabrication and fit of prosthetics. Wayne, NJ (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Today’s advanced medical technology allows Americans to survive injuries and disease that would have been untreatable in the past. Sunshine Prosthetics and Orthotics in Wayne, NJ is at the forefront of applying new technology to help...

2014-09-30 08:32:34

CLEVELAND, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synapse Biomedical Inc. (www.synapsebiomedical.com) announced today it has completed the enrollment of the post-approval study of its NeuRx DPS® System for ALS patients. The last patient needed to meet the FDA enrollment requirement was implanted over a month and a half ahead of schedule. The NeuRx DPS®, which is the only medical device approved by the FDA specifically for ALS patients, is a humanitarian device that obtained approval at...

2014-09-22 12:32:02

DUBLIN, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "The Market for Neurotechnology: 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 This newly published market research report is the most comprehensive and up-to-date publication available covering the neurotechnology industry. The report takes an in-depth look at the technology, markets, competitors, and growth rates in four key segments of the...

2014-09-19 23:00:40

Following the $9.8 million Federal settlement in May 2014, Medtronic has agreed to pay 46 states and the District of Columbia to resolve allegations of illegal kickbacks to doctors brought by Whistleblower Adolfo Schroeder. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 C. Brooks Cutter of Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP announced today that Medtronic Inc., the nation’s largest medical device manufacturer, has reached an agreement with 46 states and the District of Columbia to settle a...

2014-09-17 00:21:05

Vercise DBS System is the First DBS System Offering Precise Neural Targeting and a 25-Year Battery Life MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received CE Mark for the Vercise(TM) Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System for the treatment of tremor, including the most common form of this movement disorder known as essential tremor (ET). Tremor is characterized by involuntary and rhythmic shaking, usually associated with difficulty in an...

2014-09-15 04:21:15

Professor Eberhart Zrenner Leads Discussion of Alpha IMS Patient Results One Year Post Implantation at Europe's Largest Ophthalmology Conference LONDON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that Professor Eberhart Zrenner, Retina Implant's co-founder and lead clinical trial investigator and founding director of the Institute of Ophthalmic Research, University of...

2014-09-09 16:26:00

Over one million New York City adults are currently impacted by hearing loss and for many of them, hearing aids are not enough(1) CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today a regional awareness program designed to inform New York City residents about advanced treatments for hearing loss, a growing issue affecting nearly one in six New York City adults.(1) Logo -...

2014-09-08 23:00:44

The advanced stage retinitis pigmentosa patient – considered a trailblazer – now paves the way for her grown children and others also battling the same blinding eye disease Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 A 66 year old blind woman, who recently underwent successful surgery to receive the new FDA-approved “Argus® II” Retinal Prosthesis System in her eye, is already exceeding expectations in her progress to see again with the retinal implant often described as the...

Batteryless Cardiac Pacemaker Powered By Heart Motion
2014-09-02 03:59:00

European Society of Cardiology A new batteryless cardiac pacemaker based on an automatic wristwatch and powered by heart motion was presented at ESC Congress 2014 today by Adrian Zurbuchen from Switzerland. The prototype device does not require battery replacement. Mr Zurbuchen, a PhD candidate in the Cardiovascular Engineering Group at ARTORG, University of Bern, Switzerland, said: "Batteries are a limiting factor in today's medical implants. Once they reach a critically low energy...

2014-09-02 08:31:09

HOUSTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyberonics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYBX), today announced results from the ANTHEM-HF clinical study. Results of the study presented by a prominent heart failure specialist during a major European cardiology congress and concurrently published by the Journal of Cardiac Failure show Autonomic Regulation Therapy (ART) in patients with moderate to severe chronic heart failure and impaired heart function is safe, improves the heart's ability to pump blood, and...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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