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2014-10-22 23:12:21

Pharmaceutical and medical device company, Endo International, agrees to settlement in an effort to resolve lawsuits involving its vaginal-mesh implants. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 A settlement involving medical device company, Endo International, was recently reached to resolve lawsuits alleging its vaginal-mesh implants are the cause of organ damage and other injury. Flood Law Group, LLP, a nationally esteemed personal injury law firm, has been closely following the...

2014-10-22 23:05:57

According to iData Research’s orthopaedic surgeons survey of knee surgeons from around the world, the competition for brand preference between the top 4 companies that supply orthopedic knee products is too close to call. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Orthopedic surgeons from more than 60 countries were interviewed by iData Research, the leading global authority in medical device market research, at the 2014 American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting held in...

2014-10-22 08:33:26

Study Finds Visual Function Improves in Majority of Patients Implanted with the CE Marked Alpha IMS Subretinal Microchip CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that Dr. Helmut Sachs, senior consultant and head of the Department of Ophthalmology, Clinic Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Germany presented patient outcomes at one year post-implantation of the CE...

2014-10-22 08:32:54

Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland offers VECTRA XT, a new high-resolution 3D face, breast and body imaging system. BALTIMORE, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baltimore's BELECARA Surgery Center is pleased to begin offering 3D surgical results simulation through VECTRA XT: a new technology used to help cosmetic surgery clients visualize their potential results. During their consultation, clients can get an in-depth sense of the possible outcomes of their chosen procedure, all in...

2014-10-20 16:24:54

ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obesity affects individual patient care, the healthcare system and nearly every organ in the body. People with obesity often have other health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, certain tumors and cancers, and psychiatric disorders. However, the role of obesity in orthopaedic conditions and their treatment is less well-publicized. According to orthopaedic surgeon William M. Mihalko, MD, PhD, of Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics in...

2014-10-20 08:31:04

Made to cover hollow eye sockets, flexible custom masks provide more affordable, fast- production alternative to traditional prosthetics CHICAGO, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have developed a fast and inexpensive way to make facial prostheses for eye cancer patients using facial scanning software and 3-D printing, according to findings released today at AAO 2014, the 118(th) annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Their novel process can...

2014-10-18 23:01:46

Dr. Divya has been voted “One of the Leading and Top Physicians in the World Today” and “America’s Top Dentist” in the Dentist Today Magazine. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 18, 2014 The sudden closure of a major provider of orthodontic dental care in the community has left hundreds of patients scrambling for oral health care. Patients who may have started their care with the two closed offices of another provider now have incomplete orthodontic care. Other patients may have been...

2014-10-17 23:02:22

Zoll, Kranz & Borgess, LLC, (ZKB), an experienced pharmaceutical and medical device litigation firm, is currently investigating claims of individuals whose Implanon® contraceptive implant has migrated or become lost. Toledo, Ohio (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 There have been reports that the Implanon® implant cannot be found when patients try to have the implant removed. Implanon®, manufactured by Merck & Co, is a subdermal contraceptive rod that is put into the arm....

2014-10-16 23:12:03

A new dental assistant with Dr. Ronald Receveur’s highly regarded Southern Indiana dental implant clinic recently completed a three-day course on sedation dentistry in Atlanta. Dana Reuter, who began with Dr. Receveur’s office in the summer, has been a certified expanded duty dental assistant for more than 10 years. New Albany, IN (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 A new dental assistant with Dr. Ronald Receveur’s highly regarded Southern Indiana dental implant clinic recently completed a...

2014-10-16 04:21:33

Zimmer Knee Lawsuit Help Center Website reports that thousands of cases are being filed against leading knee implant manufacturer Zimmer Inc. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MT Services LLC, a Lawsuit Settlement News Reporting Company which operates lawsuitsettlementnews.com, announced today a primary focus on assisting plaintiffs who have suffered with complications from Zimmer NexGen Knee implants. A significant amount of lawsuits have been filed against the leading...


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2010-10-14 16:46:25

The artificial heart, a mechanical heart replacement, is typically used in order to bridge the time to heart transplant or to replace the heart in case a transplant is impossible. Often ventricular assist devices are confused with mechanical hearts because the assist the heart through pumps. They are also different from a cardiopulmonary bypass machine which is an external device used to provide the function of the heart and lungs. CPBs are usually only used for a few hours at a time,...

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.