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2014-02-10 11:10:49

System gained nationwide attention when University Hospitals Case Medical Center's Dr. Onders implanted stimulator in actor Christopher Reeve A new study published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery finds that diaphragm pacing (DP) stimulation in spinal cord-injured patients is successful not only in weaning patients from mechanical ventilators but also in bridging patients to independent respiration, where they could breathe on their own without the aid of a ventilator or...

New Hearing Implant Uses Less Power, No External Hardware
2014-02-10 07:25:53

[ Watch the Video: The Sound Of Innovation For Deafness ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hundreds of thousands of deaf, or near-deaf, people around the world have benefited from cochlear implants. While these devices are undoubtedly a good thing, the hardware to make them work has been somewhat of a pain. Cochlear implants typically require a small transmitter affixed to the skull with a wire dangling down to a microphone, as well as a battery pack that must...

2014-02-06 23:21:33

Electrophysiologist Vivek Reddy, MD, of Mount Sinai Heart Launches International LEADLESS II Clinical Research Trial Testing New Investigational Leadless Pacemaker New York, NY (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 This February during American Heart Month, Vivek Reddy, MD, of Mount Sinai Heart at The Mount Sinai Hospital implanted the United States’ first miniature-sized, leadless cardiac pacemaker directly inside a patient’s heart without surgery. The leads-free pacemaker is implanted by a...

Amputee Feels Sensory Rich Information In Real-time With Bionic Hand
2014-02-06 10:59:41

[ Watch The Video: Amputee Feels in Real-Time with Bionic Hand ] Hillary Sanctuary - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Dennis Aabo Sorensen is the first amputee in the world to feel sensory rich information -- in real-­time -- with a prosthetic hand wired to nerves in his upper arm; Sorensen could grasp objects intuitively and identify what he was touching while blindfolded. Nine years after an accident caused the loss of his left hand, Dennis Aabo Sørensen from Denmark...

2014-02-05 20:27:03

DUBLIN, February 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7qltb7/nerve_repair_and) has announced the addition of the "Nerve Repair & Regeneration Market - Forecast to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7qltb7/nerve_repair_and ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report categorizes the market into the peripheral nerve repair segment and the...

2014-02-04 12:27:52

VALLEY VIEW, Ohio, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies announced today they have received another allowance of claims from the U.S. Patent Office. The application covers a system and method of controlling Parkinson's therapy in response to motor symptoms. The allowed claims include a portable system for measuring, quantifying, and treating Parkinson's disease, based on a calculated severity of tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, or dyskinesia. The claims also...

2014-01-29 08:30:20

Kellogg retina surgeons implant Argus II Retinal Prosthesis, or 'bionic eye,' for two patients with end-stage retinitis pigmentosa ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 the device last year. Thiran Jayasundera, M.D., and...

Stalling Symptoms Of Parkinson's Disease Using Long-term Spinal Cord Stimulation
2014-01-24 11:11:58

Duke University Medical Center Researchers at Duke Medicine have shown that continuing spinal cord stimulation appears to produce improvements in symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and may protect critical neurons from injury or deterioration. The study, performed in rats, is published online Jan. 23, 2014, in the journal Scientific Reports. It builds on earlier findings from the Duke team that stimulating the spinal cord with electrical signals temporarily eased symptoms of the...

2014-01-23 23:02:26

Long regarded as a Neurosciences Center of Excellence with special expertise in the treatment of movement disorders, Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, will celebrate its 500th Deep Brain Stimulation procedure on Monday, January 27, 2014 with live coverage of the case on Twitter. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Long regarded as a Neurosciences Center of Excellence with special expertise in the treatment of movement disorders, Allegheny General...

2014-01-16 23:02:54

Transparency Market Research Report published "Cardiac Prosthetic Devices Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its database. Browse the full report with TOC at http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/cardiac-prosthetic-market.html. Albany, New York, USA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Cardiac Prosthetic Devices Market (Mechanical Heart Valves,...


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