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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...

2014-05-14 08:31:33

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Drug Watchdog, a consumer advocacy group created to help raise awareness of faulty medical devices and potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals, encourages all recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant to contact their toll-free number, 866-714-6466, as soon as possible to find out if they are entitled to financial compensation for faulty hip implants. This urging is based on the FDA's safety communications on metal-on-metal hip implants, which...

2014-05-13 23:12:04

Dr. Kanani D.D.S. is pleased to offer dental implants starting at $385. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Dr. Kanani from Around the Corner Dental Health Spa has recently unveiled the latest monthly promotion that encompasses dental implants starting at $385. In line with Mother’s Day, the team at this renowned general dentistry clinic in Woodland Hills would like to give back to the community. According to Dr. Kanani, there is no better gift than the gift of health. Dental...

2014-05-13 23:02:22

Denver, CO dentist Dr. Charles Barotz will be conducting a free seminar to educate patients about replacing missing teeth with dental implants. Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Denver, CO dentist Dr. Charles Barotz will be offering a free seminar on Wednesday, May 14th to educate patients about the benefits of replacing missing teeth with dental implants. Dr. Barotz will cover a range of topics during the presentation, including ways that implants can be used to stabilize loose dentures or...

2014-05-13 16:28:10

LONDON and NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.abmrg.com/European-Hip-Replacement-Market-Through-2019-Opportunities-Trends-and-Pipeline-Analysis.html The European hip replacement market [http://www.abmrg.com/European-Hip-Replacement-Market-Through-2019-Opportunities-Trends-and-Pipeline-Analysis.html ] , including total primary hip replacement, partial hip replacement and revision hip replacement, grew at 3.5% between 2005 and 2013 and is expected to...

2014-05-13 12:28:53

LONDON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Dental Implants & Prosthetics Market (Implants, Crowns & Bridges, Dentures, Abutments) Current Trends, Opportunities & Global Forecasts To 2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/dental/dental_implants_prosthetics_market_implants_crowns_bridges_dentures_abutments_current_trends_opportunities_global_forecasts_2018_1.htmlThe global dental implants and prosthetics market is...

2014-05-12 08:32:29

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Drug Watchdog, a consumer advocacy group created to help raise awareness of faulty medical devices and potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals, is urging anyone who has received a DePuy Pinnacle metal hip implant to contact their toll-free number, 866-714-6466, as soon as possible to find out if they are at risk for serious health concerns resulting from metal-on-metal hip implants. http://USDrugWatchdog.Com Logo -...

2014-05-12 08:31:06

~15 Million people now covered by Novitas & Palmetto SAN JOSE, Calif., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SI-BONE, Inc. (San Jose, California), a medical device company that pioneered the use of the iFuse Implant System,(®) a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device indicated for fusion of the sacroiliac (SI) joint, announced that the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) Novitas Solutions, Inc. will begin covering MIS SI joint fusion on a case-by-case basis, including use of the...

2014-05-12 04:21:49

CEO Walter-G Wrobel Shares Patient Results with Subretinal Implants at the 2014 French Society of Ophthalmology (SFO) Congress PARIS, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that Walter-G Wrobel, CEO of Retina Implant AG, presented results from the Company's clinical trial for the first time in France at the 120th Congress of the French Society of Ophthalmology...

2014-05-11 23:02:07

A DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC Alleges an Ohio Man Sustained Multiple Hip Revision Surgeries and High Levels of Colbalt and Chromium Due to the Defective Recalled Hip Replacement. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 11, 2014 A DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit has been filed by Wright & Schulte LLC against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, on behalf of an Ohio man who alleges that he suffered serious health complications including metallosis,...


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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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