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2014-06-05 12:30:01

The Competitive Landscape Will Be Significantly Impacted by Zimmer's Acquisition of Biomet, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the United States large-joint reconstructive implant market will grow to a value of $8.8 billion in 2022, primarily as a result of the aging population because the elderly are most at risk of developing severe osteoarthritis. Market growth will, however, be dampened by...

2014-06-04 16:23:13

Knee replacement surgeries far outpace hip replacement surgeries over past 20 years ROSEMONT, Ill., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries more than tripled between 1993 and 2009, while the number of total hip replacements (THR) doubled during the same time period. A study appearing in the June Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) found that an increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the U.S. accounted for 95 percent of...

2014-06-04 08:32:22

LONDON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: U.S. Market for Dental Imaging Deviceshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diagnostics/u_s_market_dental_imaging_devices.html A rapidly rising number of GPs offering implant treatment continues to drive the dental implant and final abutment market towards historic growth rates.In 2012, the total U.S. market for dental implants and final abutments was valued at nearly $979 million....

2014-06-04 08:30:24

LONDON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: European Dental Bone Graft Substitutes and Other Biomaterials Markethttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/biotechnology/european_dental_bone_graft_substitutes_biomaterials_market.html In 2012, the European market for dental bone graft substitutes, dental membranes and tissue engineering products exceeded EUR200 million.The European markets for dental bone graft substitutes, dental...

2014-06-04 08:30:19

LONDON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: European Dental Implants, Final Abutments and Computer Guided Surgery Markethttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/dental/european_dental_implants_final_abutments_computer_guided_surgery_market.html In 2012, the European market for dental implants, final abutments and computer guided surgery exceeded EUR1 billion.High growth was seen in the developing markets of Poland, the Czech...

2014-06-04 08:30:17

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HeartWare International, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTWR) announced that on June 3, 2014 it received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) resulting from an inspection of the company's operations, development and manufacturing facility in Miami Lakes, Florida, conducted in January 2014. The FDA letter cites four categories for the company to address: procedures for validating device design, including device labeling;...

2014-06-03 16:25:02

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HeartWare International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTWR), a leading innovator of less invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that are revolutionizing the treatment of advanced heart failure, today announced that CEO Doug Godshall is scheduled to present at the William Blair & Company 34(th) Annual Growth Stock Conference at 4:10 p.m. CDT (5:10 p.m. EDT) on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The conference is being held June 10-12 at the...

2014-06-03 16:24:36

FRANKLIN, Mass., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthrosurface(®), Inc. (www.arthrosurface.com), a developer of less-invasive joint restoration systems, performed its first ToeMotion(TM) total toe surgeries with Dr. Carl Hasselman last week at UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Hasselman, who has been using the HemiCAP(®) system for almost a decade now, combined the new phalangeal implants with the existing HemiCAP(®) metatarsal implants to create a total toe joint restoration. "I have...

2014-06-03 08:33:57

ROSEMONT, Ill., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the past 13 years, nearly 2,000 veterans returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with injuries requiring amputations; 14 percent of those injured veterans required upper extremity amputations. To treat veterans with upper extremity amputations, scientists continue to pursue research and development of bionic arms and hands with full motor and sensory function. An article appearing in the June issue of the Journal of the American Academy...

2014-06-03 08:32:37

Blood test measuring chromium and cobalt levels also suggested to detect metallosis. WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Drug Watchdog says, "We are now urging recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant to call at us 866-714-646 so we can explain why we think it is a very smart idea to get a second opinion from a orthopedic surgeon who was not involved in the initial implant. At the same time we would like to provide recipients of a DePuy Pinnacle, or any...


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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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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'