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2014-05-20 04:21:05

When All Other Treatments Fail, the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Can Save the Sickest of the Sick. The Freedom Portable Driver Allows a Majority of SynCardia Patients to be Discharged from the Hospital to Live at Home & Get In Better Shape for Their Heart Transplant. TUCSON, Ariz., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced today that a United States patient with end-stage biventricular heart failure received the 1,300th implant of the SynCardia temporary...

2014-05-19 23:09:21

OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held U.S. based medical device company, today announced that it has launched OrthAlign Academy™ (http://www.orthalignacademy.com), a portal dedicated to educating surgeons and hospital staff on the use of KneeAlign® technology for Total Knee Arthroplasty surgeries. Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held U.S. based medical device company, today announced that it has launched OrthAlign Academy™...

2014-05-16 23:02:37

The funding of the settlement negotiated on behalf of DePuy ASR patients who had their devices taken out prior to August 31, 2013 became final today when DePuy Orthopedics and its parent company Johnson & Johnson announced they would fund the multi-billion dollar deal. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The proposed settlement announced in November 2013 had been made to patients who underwent a second operation, called a revision surgery, to remove the faulty ASR and replace it...

2014-05-15 23:15:14

For only $65, patients will be treated to a dental exam, X-ray and regular teeth cleaning session. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Dr. Kanani D.D.S. has recently announced that his general dentistry clinic in Woodland Hills is offering monthly dental specials. One of the ongoing specials is a comprehensive dental exam with full mouth X-ray and regular cleaning for just $65. The reason for this promotion is because Dr. Kanani and his team would like to give back to the...

2014-05-15 12:36:29

Las Vegas event will include bioskills training, podium presentations and VERASENSE demonstrations DANIA BEACH, Fla., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoSensor Inc., the leader in Intelligent Orthopaedics, today announced the launch of a new surgical training event focused on soft tissue balancing during total knee replacement in conjunction with the Fifteenth Annual Current Concepts in Joint Replacement (CCJR) Spring 2014 meeting to take place May 18 - 21, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada....

2014-05-15 12:35:14

Patented customizable shoe inserts treat imbalances of foot, ankle, knee, hip GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Biocorrect®, a full-service orthotics lab specializing in the achievement of biomechanical balance for patients and customers, today announced it has selected North Coast Medical, Inc. as its distribution partner for PRO*FIT®, the company's new patented customizable inserts designed to help health care professionals treat imbalances of the foot, ankle,...

2014-05-15 12:21:41

Company to Host Webcast and Earnings Call on Thursday, May 15th at 4:15 PM ET WILMINGTON, Mass., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for the homeland security market and related industries, will host a webcast and conference call on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 4:15 p.m. to discuss the financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Company Webcast and Conference Call The Company will host a...

2014-05-15 08:32:56

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SUMMARY: Located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, the PGA Center for Advanced Dentistry can replace failing, damaged or missing teeth with dental implants all in one day, featuring the Prettau Zirconia Implant Bridge. The PGA Center for Advanced Dentistry, a leading all-in-one-implant center located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, is pleased to offer the latest technology for instantaneous transformations for patients who suffer...

2014-05-14 23:08:38

The increasing demand for revision implants will drive the knee reconstruction device market, reports iData Research Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 According to a new report by iData Research (http://www.idataresearch.com), the leading global authority in medical device market research, the U.S. Knee Reconstruction Device Market is expected to grow to over $5 billion by 2020, fueled by the increasing number of people who require revision knee implants. This market is comprised of...

2014-05-14 16:25:46

ROSEMONT, Ill., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obesity is associated with longer hospital stays and higher costs in total knee replacement (TKR) patients, independent of whether or not the patient has an obesity-related disease or condition (comorbidity), according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). More than half of TKR patients have a body mass index (BMI) within the obesity range (greater than 30 kg/m²), which has been linked to a higher...


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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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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