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2014-07-25 23:09:20

Success of a dental implant can be affected by the width of the alveolar ridge—an indication of the amount of bone available to hold the implant. An article in the most recent issue of the Journal of Oral Implantology offers a comparison of two commonly used techniques, the ridge-split and the block bone grafts. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Journal of Oral Implantology—Success of a dental implant can be affected by the width of the alveolar ridge—an indication of the amount of...

2014-07-24 23:13:48

Successful hip replacement relieves pain, restores overall function, and allows patients to return to normal activities. The anterior approach enables surgeons to perform the entire procedure without making a single incision to any muscles or tendons. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 332,000 total hip replacements are performed in the United States each year. Dr. Ehmer at Santa Rosa Orthopedics (SRO) is a board...

2014-07-24 23:11:40

Louisville dentist Dr. Ronald Receveur is warning Americans that misinformation is partly to blame for the $108 billion we spend annually on general and cosmetic dentistry. It also is at least partially responsible for why 74 percent of all Americans suffer from at least one type of periodontal disease in their lifetime. New Albany, IN (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Louisville dentist Dr. Ronald Receveur is warning Americans that misinformation is partly to blame for the $108 billion we spend...

2014-07-24 04:21:28

MT Services LLC informs plaintiffs on options for Johnson & Johnson Inc. settlements, as well as support with cases including Biomet, Stryker, and Wright Hip Litigations. LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MT Services LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement News Reporting company, which operates a lawsuit help center: lawsuitsettlementnews.com, reports today Johnson & Johnson's $2.5 billion lawsuit settlement was for an estimated 8,000 patients facing injuries from the metal-on-metal implant...

2014-07-23 23:32:08

According to Dr. Robert Kraft with Advanced Dermatology, deciding to have breast implants removed may be completely optional or due to medical necessity. Fresh Meadows, NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Getting breast implants is a choice, but deciding to have them removed may be completely optional or due to medical necessity. Either way, women should know what to expect from the procedure and how to prepare for it, says Robert Kraft, MD, Plastic Surgeon with Advanced Dermatology, P.C. About...

2014-07-23 23:15:37

Ueno Periodontics now offers treatment for people who have failing or non-aesthetic dental implants. Campbell, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Dr. Jeremy K. Ueno, of Ueno Periodontics, along with his surgical colleagues, have recently discussed the reasons for an increase in patients with failing dental implants. Many leaders in the periodontics profession are seeing the amount of referrals they get to treat failing implants go up exponentially. In fact, one surgeon reported that over 50% of his...

2014-07-23 23:02:01

The Firm is representing numerous clients in DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits who allegedly suffered serious complications related to a metal-on-metal version of the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Thousands of DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits (http://www.depuypinnacle-lawsuit.com/) continue to move forward in a federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an...

2014-07-22 12:29:46

Ronald Fontana is discharged home while he waits for a matching donor heart transplant. He is enjoying his family, thanks to the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart powered by the Freedom Portable Driver. TUCSON, Ariz., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A central New York recipient of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart implant is home, discharged from University of Rochester's Strong Memorial Hospital with the Freedom® portable driver to wait for a matching donor heart....

2014-07-21 23:08:43

Thousand Oaks dentist Dr. Saj Jivraj, Founder of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Woodland Hills and Oxnard, Calif., recently returned from his time as a featured speaker at the Nobel Biocare World Symposium in Marina Del Rey, Calif. The Woodland Hills permanent teeth in one day expert, award-winning prosthodontist and international speaker presented on the permanent teeth in one day dental procedure on Friday. Oxnard, CA (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Thousand Oaks dentist Dr. Saj Jivraj,...

2014-07-19 23:00:29

The Firm is representing several DePuy ASR lawsuit clients who allegedly suffered metallosis and other serious complications caused by the metal-on-metal design of the ASR Hip Replacement System. (PRWEB) July 19, 2014 A federal litigation that now includes more than 8,600 DePuy ASR hip lawsuits (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/) has scheduled a meeting to discuss issues pertaining to claims involving the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports....

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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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