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Allergan wins FDA approval to market new NATRELLE INSPIRA Cohesive breast implants

Allergan wins FDA approval to market new NATRELLE INSPIRA Cohesive breast implants

Allergan plc today announced the company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market NATRELLE INSPIRA Cohesive breast implants, offering women undergoing reconstruction, augmentation or revision surgery a new breast shaping option that combines a high gel fill ratio and Allergan's highly cohesive gel1, for a customized result. [More]
Caisson announces successful human implants of Transcatheter Mitral Valve System

Caisson announces successful human implants of Transcatheter Mitral Valve System

Caisson Interventional, LLC announces the first successful human implants of its fully percutaneous, transvascular mitral valve implant designed as a functional replacement in a diseased, damaged, or malfunctioning mitral valve. [More]
LARC benefits wider population of potential users than previously thought

LARC benefits wider population of potential users than previously thought

New research provides strong scientific evidence that long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) benefits a wider population of potential users than previously thought. [More]
Female sex hormone appears to stave off worst effects of influenza infection

Female sex hormone appears to stave off worst effects of influenza infection

In mouse studies, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that progesterone - a female sex hormone contained in most forms of hormone-based birth control - appears to stave off the worst effects of influenza infection and, in an unexpected finding, help damaged lung cells to heal more quickly. [More]
New value driven outcomes program makes difference in healthcare quality and cost

New value driven outcomes program makes difference in healthcare quality and cost

Bucking national trends, a new study shows that a program is making a difference in healthcare quality and cost. [More]
New NJR report highlights that patient factors can have major impact on revision of hip replacements

New NJR report highlights that patient factors can have major impact on revision of hip replacements

Younger joint replacement patients, who are likely to be more active, may put more strain on their implants and increase the risk of revision, a new report published today (Tuesday 13 September 2016) has said. [More]
Revolutionary new scanning technique creates 3D images of bones with unparalleled resolution

Revolutionary new scanning technique creates 3D images of bones with unparalleled resolution

Chemists from Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with RCSI have devised a revolutionary new scanning technique that produces extremely high-res 3D images of bones -- without exposing patients to X-ray radiation. [More]
BUAP researchers develop biomaterial that can be printed in 3D for regenerating bone tissue

BUAP researchers develop biomaterial that can be printed in 3D for regenerating bone tissue

Researchers at the Autonomous University of Puebla (BUAP) developed a biomaterial with the ability to serve as a support for regenerating bone tissue, which is biodegradable and can be printed in 3D with controlled porosity. [More]
Fraunhofer researchers plan to use electron beams to remove germs from tissue transplants

Fraunhofer researchers plan to use electron beams to remove germs from tissue transplants

Medical products, packaging and food can be safely and efficiently sterilized with electron beams. [More]
Graphene flakes welded together to form 3-D solids may be suitable for bone implants

Graphene flakes welded together to form 3-D solids may be suitable for bone implants

Flakes of graphene welded together into solid materials may be suitable for bone implants, according to a study led by Rice University scientists. [More]
MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute offers bioresorbable stent for patients with clogged arteries

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute offers bioresorbable stent for patients with clogged arteries

A heart stent that slowly dissolves into the body is now available for patients with clogged arteries. [More]
Blade implants in oral surgery still successful after 50 years

Blade implants in oral surgery still successful after 50 years

Journal of Oral Implantology – For nearly 50 years, the unique design of the blade implant and the ease of inserting it into a patient’s mouth have made it popular among oral surgeons. As the implant’s golden jubilee approaches, some of its original designers take a new look at a creation that has “passed the test of time.” [More]
Risk of motor vehicle accidents increased by 50% in ICD patients

Risk of motor vehicle accidents increased by 50% in ICD patients

The risk of traffic accidents is increased by 50% in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) compared to age and gender matched controls, according to a Danish nationwide registry study presented at ESC Congress 2016 today. [More]
Research opens way towards making promising advances in retinal prostheses

Research opens way towards making promising advances in retinal prostheses

A major therapeutic challenge, the retinal prostheses that have been under development during the past ten years can enable some blind subjects to perceive light signals, but the image thus restored is still far from being clear. [More]
Russian physicists propose unique method to avoid implants rejection

Russian physicists propose unique method to avoid implants rejection

A group of Russian physicists, with the contribution from their Swiss colleagues, developed a way to use the therapeutic effect of heating or cooling the tissues due to the magnetocaloric effect. [More]
New reconstruction technique restores bone loss in the jaw of pigs

New reconstruction technique restores bone loss in the jaw of pigs

Researchers have engineered living bone tissue to repair bone loss in the jaw, a structure that is typically difficult to restore. [More]
African-American women twice as likely to choose autologous breast reconstruction, study shows

African-American women twice as likely to choose autologous breast reconstruction, study shows

African American women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer are more likely than white women to undergo autologous breast reconstruction using their own tissue, rather than implant-based reconstruction, reports a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). [More]
New knee and hip wear testing white paper released by Lucideon

New knee and hip wear testing white paper released by Lucideon

Lucideon, the international materials technology company, has published a new white paper titled ‘Hip and Knee Wear Testing – What The Standards Don’t Tell You’. [More]
AOFAS volunteers travel to Vietnam for treating people with lower extremity deformities

AOFAS volunteers travel to Vietnam for treating people with lower extremity deformities

Volunteers from the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society returned to Vietnam this year to provide corrective surgery for children and adults with lower extremity deformities and disabilities. [More]
LifeLine Software and Radyalis to exhibit Monte Carlo dose calculation technology at 2016 AAPM

LifeLine Software and Radyalis to exhibit Monte Carlo dose calculation technology at 2016 AAPM

LifeLine Software, Inc., a worldwide leader in dosimetric quality assurance tools, and Radyalis LLC, a pioneer in advanced radiotherapy software, will be demonstrating the next generation of Monte Carlo quality assurance solutions at the 2016 AAPM Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. [More]
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