Dental Restoration, Permanent: A restoration designed to remain in service for not less than 20 to 30 years, usually made of gold casting, cohesive gold, or amalgam. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)Device Approval: Process that is gone through in order for a device to receive approval by a government regulatory agency. This includes any required preclinical or clinical testing, review, submission, and evaluation of the applications and test results, and post-marketing surveillance. It is not restricted to FDA.Dental Restoration Failure: Inability or inadequacy of a dental restoration or prosthesis to perform as expected.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Postoperative Complications: Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.Equipment Design: Methods of creating machines and devices.Bariatric Surgery: Surgical procedures aimed at affecting metabolism and producing major WEIGHT REDUCTION in patients with MORBID OBESITY.General Surgery: A specialty in which manual or operative procedures are used in the treatment of disease, injuries, or deformities.Intrauterine Devices: Contraceptive devices placed high in the uterine fundus.Equipment Safety: Freedom of equipment from actual or potential hazards.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Dental Amalgam: An alloy used in restorative dentistry that contains mercury, silver, tin, copper, and possibly zinc.Cardiac Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the heart.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Device Removal: Removal of an implanted therapeutic or prosthetic device.Thoracic Surgery: A surgical specialty concerned with diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the heart, lungs, and esophagus. Two major types of thoracic surgery are classified as pulmonary and cardiovascular.Dental Cavity Preparation: An operation in which carious material is removed from teeth and biomechanically correct forms are established in the teeth to receive and retain restorations. A constant requirement is provision for prevention of failure of the restoration through recurrence of decay or inadequate resistance to applied stresses. (Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p239-40)Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Equipment and Supplies: Expendable and nonexpendable equipment, supplies, apparatus, and instruments that are used in diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, scientific, and experimental procedures.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Surgery, Plastic: The branch of surgery concerned with restoration, reconstruction, or improvement of defective, damaged, or missing structures.Postoperative Period: The period following a surgical operation.Dental Restoration Repair: The process of repairing broken or worn parts of a PERMANENT DENTAL RESTORATION.Dental Marginal Adaptation: The degree of approximation or fit of filling material or dental prosthetic to the tooth surface. A close marginal adaptation and seal at the interface is important for successful dental restorations.Composite Resins: Synthetic resins, containing an inert filler, that are widely used in dentistry.Septal Occluder Device: A CATHETER-delivered implant used for closing abnormal holes in the cardiovascular system, especially HEART SEPTAL DEFECTS; or passageways intentionally made during cardiovascular surgical procedures.Surgery, Computer-Assisted: Surgical procedures conducted with the aid of computers. This is most frequently used in orthopedic and laparoscopic surgery for implant placement and instrument guidance. Image-guided surgery interactively combines prior CT scans or MRI images with real-time video.Prostheses and Implants: Artificial substitutes for body parts, and materials inserted into tissue for functional, cosmetic, or therapeutic purposes. Prostheses can be functional, as in the case of artificial arms and legs, or cosmetic, as in the case of an artificial eye. Implants, all surgically inserted or grafted into the body, tend to be used therapeutically. IMPLANTS, EXPERIMENTAL is available for those used experimentally.Preoperative Care: Care given during the period prior to undergoing surgery when psychological and physical preparations are made according to the special needs of the individual patient. This period spans the time between admission to the hospital to the time the surgery begins. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Postoperative Care: The period of care beginning when the patient is removed from surgery and aimed at meeting the patient's psychological and physical needs directly after surgery. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Microfluidic Analytical Techniques: Methods utilizing the principles of MICROFLUIDICS for sample handling, reagent mixing, and separation and detection of specific components in fluids.Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted: Endoscopic surgery of the pleural cavity performed with visualization via video transmission.Crowns: A prosthetic restoration that reproduces the entire surface anatomy of the visible natural crown of a tooth. It may be partial (covering three or more surfaces of a tooth) or complete (covering all surfaces). It is made of gold or other metal, porcelain, or resin.Surgical Procedures, Operative: Operations carried out for the correction of deformities and defects, repair of injuries, and diagnosis and cure of certain diseases. (Taber, 18th ed.)Cataract Extraction: The removal of a cataractous CRYSTALLINE LENS from the eye.Coronary Artery Bypass: Surgical therapy of ischemic coronary artery disease achieved by grafting a section of saphenous vein, internal mammary artery, or other substitute between the aorta and the obstructed coronary artery distal to the obstructive lesion.Dental Restoration Wear: Occlusal wear of the surfaces of restorations and surface wear of dentures.Reoperation: A repeat operation for the same condition in the same patient due to disease progression or recurrence, or as followup to failed previous surgery.Dental Restoration, Temporary: A prosthesis or restoration placed for a limited period, from several days to several months, which is designed to seal the tooth and maintain its position until a permanent restoration (DENTAL RESTORATION, PERMANENT) will replace it. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)Intraoperative Complications: Complications that affect patients during surgery. They may or may not be associated with the disease for which the surgery is done, or within the same surgical procedure.Laparoscopy: A procedure in which a laparoscope (LAPAROSCOPES) is inserted through a small incision near the navel to examine the abdominal and pelvic organs in the PERITONEAL CAVITY. If appropriate, biopsy or surgery can be performed during laparoscopy.Self-Help Devices: Devices, not affixed to the body, designed to help persons having musculoskeletal or neuromuscular disabilities to perform activities involving movement.Surgery, Oral: A dental specialty concerned with the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disease, injuries, and defects of the human oral and maxillofacial region.Dental Materials: Materials used in the production of dental bases, restorations, impressions, prostheses, etc.Inlays: Restorations of metal, porcelain, or plastic made to fit a cavity preparation, then cemented into the tooth. Onlays are restorations which fit into cavity preparations and overlay the occlusal surface of a tooth or teeth. Onlays are retained by frictional or mechanical factors.Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Diversion of the flow of blood from the entrance of the right atrium directly to the aorta (or femoral artery) via an oxygenator thus bypassing both the heart and lungs.Orthopedic Procedures: Procedures used to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, its articulations, and associated structures.Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive: Procedures that avoid use of open, invasive surgery in favor of closed or local surgery. These generally involve use of laparoscopic devices and remote-control manipulation of instruments with indirect observation of the surgical field through an endoscope or similar device.Prosthesis Design: The plan and delineation of prostheses in general or a specific prosthesis.Materials Testing: The testing of materials and devices, especially those used for PROSTHESES AND IMPLANTS; SUTURES; TISSUE ADHESIVES; etc., for hardness, strength, durability, safety, efficacy, and biocompatibility.Intraoperative Care: Patient care procedures performed during the operation that are ancillary to the actual surgery. It includes monitoring, fluid therapy, medication, transfusion, anesthesia, radiography, and laboratory tests.Prosthesis Implantation: Surgical insertion of a prosthesis.Surgical Procedures, Elective: Surgery which could be postponed or not done at all without danger to the patient. Elective surgery includes procedures to correct non-life-threatening medical problems as well as to alleviate conditions causing psychological stress or other potential risk to patients, e.g., cosmetic or contraceptive surgery.Colorectal Surgery: A surgical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and abnormalities of the COLON; RECTUM; and ANAL CANAL.Recovery of Function: A partial or complete return to the normal or proper physiologic activity of an organ or part following disease or trauma.Optical Devices: Products or parts of products used to detect, manipulate, or analyze light, such as LENSES, refractors, mirrors, filters, prisms, and OPTICAL FIBERS.Vascular Surgical Procedures: Operative procedures for the treatment of vascular disorders.Equipment Failure Analysis: The evaluation of incidents involving the loss of function of a device. These evaluations are used for a variety of purposes such as to determine the failure rates, the causes of failures, costs of failures, and the reliability and maintainability of devices.Ambulatory Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on an outpatient basis. It may be hospital-based or performed in an office or surgicenter.Neurosurgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the nervous system or its parts.Intrauterine Devices, Copper: Intrauterine contraceptive devices that depend on the release of metallic copper.Pain, Postoperative: Pain during the period after surgery.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Perioperative Care: Interventions to provide care prior to, during, and immediately after surgery.Suture Techniques: Techniques for securing together the edges of a wound, with loops of thread or similar materials (SUTURES).Dental Prosthesis Design: The plan and delineation of dental prostheses in general or a specific dental prosthesis. It does not include DENTURE DESIGN. The framework usually consists of metal.Thoracic Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the thoracic organs, most commonly the lungs and the heart.Intraoperative Period: The period during a surgical operation.Tomography, X-Ray Computed: Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.Surgical Instruments: Hand-held tools or implements used by health professionals for the performance of surgical tasks.Monitoring, Intraoperative: The constant checking on the state or condition of a patient during the course of a surgical operation (e.g., checking of vital signs).Surgery Department, Hospital: Hospital department which administers all departmental functions and the provision of surgical diagnostic and therapeutic services.Dental Leakage: The seepage of fluids, debris, and micro-organisms between the walls of a prepared dental cavity and the restoration.Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the eye or any of its parts.Obesity, Morbid: The condition of weighing two, three, or more times the ideal weight, so called because it is associated with many serious and life-threatening disorders. In the BODY MASS INDEX, morbid obesity is defined as having a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2.Equipment Failure: Failure of equipment to perform to standard. The failure may be due to defects or improper use.Gynecologic Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the female genitalia.Molar: The most posterior teeth on either side of the jaw, totaling eight in the deciduous dentition (2 on each side, upper and lower), and usually 12 in the permanent dentition (three on each side, upper and lower). They are grinding teeth, having large crowns and broad chewing surfaces. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p821)Robotics: The application of electronic, computerized control systems to mechanical devices designed to perform human functions. Formerly restricted to industry, but nowadays applied to artificial organs controlled by bionic (bioelectronic) devices, like automated insulin pumps and other prostheses.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Denture, Partial, Fixed: A partial denture attached to prepared natural teeth, roots, or implants by cementation.Length of Stay: The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.Anesthesia, General: Procedure in which patients are induced into an unconscious state through use of various medications so that they do not feel pain during surgery.Metal Ceramic Alloys: The fusion of ceramics (porcelain) to an alloy of two or more metals for use in restorative and prosthodontic dentistry. Examples of metal alloys employed include cobalt-chromium, gold-palladium, gold-platinum-palladium, and nickel-based alloys.Feasibility Studies: Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.Glass Ionomer Cements: A polymer obtained by reacting polyacrylic acid with a special anion-leachable glass (alumino-silicate). The resulting cement is more durable and tougher than others in that the materials comprising the polymer backbone do not leach out.Reconstructive Surgical Procedures: Procedures used to reconstruct, restore, or improve defective, damaged, or missing structures.Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the heart or blood vessels.Computer-Aided Design: The use of computers for designing and/or manufacturing of anything, including drugs, surgical procedures, orthotics, and prosthetics.Resin Cements: Dental cements composed either of polymethyl methacrylate or dimethacrylate, produced by mixing an acrylic monomer liquid with acrylic polymers and mineral fillers. The cement is insoluble in water and is thus resistant to fluids in the mouth, but is also irritating to the dental pulp. It is used chiefly as a luting agent for fabricated and temporary restorations. (Jablonski's Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p159)Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Hemostatic Techniques: Techniques for controlling bleeding.Lab-On-A-Chip Devices: Microdevices that combine microfluidics technology with electrical and/or mechanical functions for analyzing very small fluid volumes. They consist of microchannels etched into substrates made of silicon, glass, or polymer using processes similar to photolithography. The test fluids in the channels can then interact with different elements such as electrodes, photodetectors, chemical sensors, pumps, and valves.Blood Loss, Surgical: Loss of blood during a surgical procedure.Zirconium: Zirconium. A rather rare metallic element, atomic number 40, atomic weight 91.22, symbol Zr. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Orthotic Devices: Apparatus used to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of movable parts of the body.Combined Modality Therapy: The treatment of a disease or condition by several different means simultaneously or sequentially. Chemoimmunotherapy, RADIOIMMUNOTHERAPY, chemoradiotherapy, cryochemotherapy, and SALVAGE THERAPY are seen most frequently, but their combinations with each other and surgery are also used.Dental Cavity Lining: An inner coating, as of varnish or other protective substance, to cover the dental cavity wall. It is usually a resinous film-forming agent dissolved in a volatile solvent, or a suspension of calcium hydroxide in a solution of a synthetic resin. The lining seals the dentinal tubules and protects the pulp before a restoration is inserted. (Jablonski, Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry, 1982)United States Food and Drug Administration: An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to maintaining standards of quality of foods, drugs, therapeutic devices, etc.Dental Porcelain: A type of porcelain used in dental restorations, either jacket crowns or inlays, artificial teeth, or metal-ceramic crowns. It is essentially a mixture of particles of feldspar and quartz, the feldspar melting first and providing a glass matrix for the quartz. Dental porcelain is produced by mixing ceramic powder (a mixture of quartz, kaolin, pigments, opacifiers, a suitable flux, and other substances) with distilled water. (From Jablonski's Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)Digestive System Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the digestive system or its parts.Hemostasis, Surgical: Control of bleeding during or after surgery.Medical Device Legislation: Laws and regulations pertaining to devices used in medicine, proposed for enactment, or enacted by a legislative body.Gastric Bypass: Surgical procedure in which the STOMACH is transected high on the body. The resulting small proximal gastric pouch is joined to any parts of the SMALL INTESTINE by an end-to-side SURGICAL ANASTOMOSIS, depending on the amounts of intestinal surface being bypasses. This procedure is used frequently in the treatment of MORBID OBESITY by limiting the size of functional STOMACH, food intake, and food absorption.Surface Properties: Characteristics or attributes of the outer boundaries of objects, including molecules.Recurrence: The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission.Video-Assisted Surgery: Endoscopic surgical procedures performed with visualization via video transmission. When real-time video is combined interactively with prior CT scans or MRI images, this is called image-guided surgery (see SURGERY, COMPUTER-ASSISTED).Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation: Surgical insertion of synthetic material to repair injured or diseased heart valves.Decompression, Surgical: A surgical operation for the relief of pressure in a body compartment or on a body part. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Statistics, Nonparametric: A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)Intrauterine Devices, Medicated: Intrauterine devices that release contraceptive agents.Dental Atraumatic Restorative Treatment: Treatment modality for DENTAL CARIES that uses manual excavation method and GLASS IONOMER CEMENTS. Because of its noninvasiveness and no need for expensive equipment and anesthesia it is promoted as an approach in places where dental care is not readily available.Prognosis: A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.Dental Veneers: The use of a layer of tooth-colored material, usually porcelain or acrylic resin, applied to the surface of natural teeth, crowns, or pontics by fusion, cementation, or mechanical retention.Spinal Fusion: Operative immobilization or ankylosis of two or more vertebrae by fusion of the vertebral bodies with a short bone graft or often with diskectomy or laminectomy. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed, p236; Dorland, 28th ed)Patient Selection: Criteria and standards used for the determination of the appropriateness of the inclusion of patients with specific conditions in proposed treatment plans and the criteria used for the inclusion of subjects in various clinical trials and other research protocols.Lumbar Vertebrae: VERTEBRAE in the region of the lower BACK below the THORACIC VERTEBRAE and above the SACRAL VERTEBRAE.Dental Bonding: An adhesion procedure for orthodontic attachments, such as plastic DENTAL CROWNS. This process usually includes the application of an adhesive material (DENTAL CEMENTS) and letting it harden in-place by light or chemical curing.Abdomen: That portion of the body that lies between the THORAX and the PELVIS.Surgical Equipment: Nonexpendable apparatus used during surgical procedures. They are differentiated from SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, usually hand-held and used in the immediate operative field.Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Stapes Surgery: Surgery performed in which part of the STAPES, a bone in the middle ear, is removed and a prosthesis is placed to help transmit sound between the middle ear and inner ear.Preoperative Period: The period before a surgical operation.Dental Caries: Localized destruction of the tooth surface initiated by decalcification of the enamel followed by enzymatic lysis of organic structures and leading to cavity formation. If left unchecked, the cavity may penetrate the enamel and dentin and reach the pulp.Oral Surgical Procedures: Surgical procedures used to treat disease, injuries, and defects of the oral and maxillofacial region.Dental Cements: Substances used to bond COMPOSITE RESINS to DENTAL ENAMEL and DENTIN. These bonding or luting agents are used in restorative dentistry, ROOT CANAL THERAPY; PROSTHODONTICS; and ORTHODONTICS.Thoracotomy: Surgical incision into the chest wall.Phacoemulsification: A procedure for removal of the crystalline lens in cataract surgery in which an anterior capsulectomy is performed by means of a needle inserted through a small incision at the temporal limbus, allowing the lens contents to fall through the dilated pupil into the anterior chamber where they are broken up by the use of ultrasound and aspirated out of the eye through the incision. (Cline, et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed & In Focus 1993;1(1):1)Dental Prosthesis Retention: Holding a DENTAL PROSTHESIS in place by its design, or by the use of additional devices or adhesives.Microfluidics: The study of fluid channels and chambers of tiny dimensions of tens to hundreds of micrometers and volumes of nanoliters or picoliters. This is of interest in biological MICROCIRCULATION and used in MICROCHEMISTRY and INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES.Miniaturization: The design or construction of objects greatly reduced in scale.Dimethylpolysiloxanes: Silicone polymers which consist of silicon atoms substituted with methyl groups and linked by oxygen atoms. They comprise a series of biocompatible materials used as liquids, gels or solids; as film for artificial membranes, gels for implants, and liquids for drug vehicles; and as antifoaming agents.Orthopedics: A surgical specialty which utilizes medical, surgical, and physical methods to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the skeletal system, its articulations, and associated structures.Electronics: The study, control, and application of the conduction of ELECTRICITY through gases or vacuum, or through semiconducting or conducting materials. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Dentistry, Operative: That phase of clinical dentistry concerned with the restoration of parts of existing teeth that are defective through disease, trauma, or abnormal development, to the state of normal function, health, and esthetics, including preventive, diagnostic, biological, mechanical, and therapeutic techniques, as well as material and instrument science and application. (Jablonski's Dictionary of Dentistry, 2d ed, p237)Dentin: The hard portion of the tooth surrounding the pulp, covered by enamel on the crown and cementum on the root, which is harder and denser than bone but softer than enamel, and is thus readily abraded when left unprotected. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)Survival Rate: The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.Cardiac Catheterization: Procedures in which placement of CARDIAC CATHETERS is performed for therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.Dentin-Bonding Agents: Cements that act through infiltration and polymerization within the dentinal matrix and are used for dental restoration. They can be adhesive resins themselves, adhesion-promoting monomers, or polymerization initiators that act in concert with other agents to form a dentin-bonding system.Protective Devices: Devices designed to provide personal protection against injury to individuals exposed to hazards in industry, sports, aviation, or daily activities.Microsurgery: The performance of surgical procedures with the aid of a microscope.Pain Measurement: Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.Dental Prosthesis Repair: The process of reuniting or replacing a broken or worn dental prosthesis or its part.Tooth Preparation, Prosthodontic: The selected form given to a natural tooth when it is reduced by instrumentation to receive a prosthesis (e.g., artificial crown or a retainer for a fixed or removable prosthesis). The selection of the form is guided by clinical circumstances and physical properties of the materials that make up the prosthesis. (Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p239)Surgical Flaps: Tongues of skin and subcutaneous tissue, sometimes including muscle, cut away from the underlying parts but often still attached at one end. They retain their own microvasculature which is also transferred to the new site. They are often used in plastic surgery for filling a defect in a neighboring region.Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.Embolic Protection Devices: Vascular filters or occlusive devices that provide mechanical protection of the distal end organ from blood clots or EMBOLISM-causing debri dislodged during ENDOVASCULAR PROCEDURES.Urologic Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the urinary tract or its parts in the male or female. For surgery of the male genitalia, UROLOGIC SURGICAL PROCEDURES, MALE is available.Visual Acuity: Clarity or sharpness of OCULAR VISION or the ability of the eye to see fine details. Visual acuity depends on the functions of RETINA, neuronal transmission, and the interpretative ability of the brain. Normal visual acuity is expressed as 20/20 indicating that one can see at 20 feet what should normally be seen at that distance. Visual acuity can also be influenced by brightness, color, and contrast.Predictive Value of Tests: In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.Survival Analysis: A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.Ceramics: Products made by baking or firing nonmetallic minerals (clay and similar materials). In making dental restorations or parts of restorations the material is fused porcelain. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed & Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed)Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.Environmental Remediation: Removal of ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS or contaminants for the general protection of the environment. This is accomplished by various chemical, biological, and bulk movement methods, in conjunction with ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING.Prosthesis Failure: Malfunction of implantation shunts, valves, etc., and prosthesis loosening, migration, and breaking.Anesthesia: A state characterized by loss of feeling or sensation. This depression of nerve function is usually the result of pharmacologic action and is induced to allow performance of surgery or other painful procedures.Pneumonectomy: The excision of lung tissue including partial or total lung lobectomy.Tooth Cervix: The constricted part of the tooth at the junction of the crown and root or roots. It is often referred to as the cementoenamel junction (CEJ), the line at which the cementum covering the root of a tooth and the enamel of the tooth meet. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p530, p433)United StatesSeverity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Bicuspid: One of the eight permanent teeth, two on either side in each jaw, between the canines (CUSPID) and the molars (MOLAR), serving for grinding and crushing food. The upper have two cusps (bicuspid) but the lower have one to three. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p822)Chi-Square Distribution: A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.Anastomosis, Surgical: Surgical union or shunt between ducts, tubes or vessels. It may be end-to-end, end-to-side, side-to-end, or side-to-side.Disease Models, Animal: Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Dental Abutments: Natural teeth or teeth roots used as anchorage for a fixed or removable denture or other prosthesis (such as an implant) serving the same purpose.Foreign-Body Migration: Migration of a foreign body from its original location to some other location in the body.Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation: Surgical insertion of BLOOD VESSEL PROSTHESES to repair injured or diseased blood vessels.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Pacemaker, Artificial: A device designed to stimulate, by electric impulses, contraction of the heart muscles. It may be temporary (external) or permanent (internal or internal-external).Hemodynamics: The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.Orthopedic Fixation Devices: Devices which are used in the treatment of orthopedic injuries and diseases.Heart Septal Defects, Atrial: Developmental abnormalities in any portion of the ATRIAL SEPTUM resulting in abnormal communications between the two upper chambers of the heart. Classification of atrial septal defects is based on location of the communication and types of incomplete fusion of atrial septa with the ENDOCARDIAL CUSHIONS in the fetal heart. They include ostium primum, ostium secundum, sinus venosus, and coronary sinus defects.Operating Rooms: Facilities equipped for performing surgery.Mohs Surgery: A surgical technique used primarily in the treatment of skin neoplasms, especially basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. This procedure is a microscopically controlled excision of cutaneous tumors either after fixation in vivo or after freezing the tissue. Serial examinations of fresh tissue specimens are most frequently done.Blood Vessel Prosthesis: Device constructed of either synthetic or biological material that is used for the repair of injured or diseased blood vessels.Cataract: Partial or complete opacity on or in the lens or capsule of one or both eyes, impairing vision or causing blindness. The many kinds of cataract are classified by their morphology (size, shape, location) or etiology (cause and time of occurrence). (Dorland, 27th ed)Range of Motion, Articular: The distance and direction to which a bone joint can be extended. Range of motion is a function of the condition of the joints, muscles, and connective tissues involved. Joint flexibility can be improved through appropriate MUSCLE STRETCHING EXERCISES.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Spine: The spinal or vertebral column.Wound Healing: Restoration of integrity to traumatized tissue.Alloys: A mixture of metallic elements or compounds with other metallic or metalloid elements in varying proportions.Electronics, Medical: The research and development of ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES for such medical applications as diagnosis, therapy, research, anesthesia control, cardiac control, and surgery. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Biocompatible Materials: Synthetic or natural materials, other than DRUGS, that are used to replace or repair any body TISSUES or bodily function.Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.Tooth, Nonvital: A tooth from which the dental pulp has been removed or is necrotic. (Boucher, Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed)Monitoring, Physiologic: The continuous measurement of physiological processes, blood pressure, heart rate, renal output, reflexes, respiration, etc., in a patient or experimental animal; includes pharmacologic monitoring, the measurement of administered drugs or their metabolites in the blood, tissues, or urine.Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: A condition of persistent pain and discomfort in the BACK and the LEG following lumbar surgery, often seen in patients enrolled in pain centers.Dental Implants, Single-Tooth: Devices, usually alloplastic, surgically inserted into or onto the jawbone, which support a single prosthetic tooth and serve either as abutments or as cosmetic replacements for missing teeth.Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip: Replacement of the hip joint.Catheterization: Use or insertion of a tubular device into a duct, blood vessel, hollow organ, or body cavity for injecting or withdrawing fluids for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. It differs from INTUBATION in that the tube here is used to restore or maintain patency in obstructions.Denture Design: The plan, delineation, and location of actual structural elements of dentures. The design can relate to retainers, stress-breakers, occlusal rests, flanges, framework, lingual or palatal bars, reciprocal arms, etc.Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal: An abnormal balloon- or sac-like dilatation in the wall of the ABDOMINAL AORTA which gives rise to the visceral, the parietal, and the terminal (iliac) branches below the aortic hiatus at the diaphragm.Biomechanical Phenomena: The properties, processes, and behavior of biological systems under the action of mechanical forces.Heart Valve Diseases: Pathological conditions involving any of the various HEART VALVES and the associated structures (PAPILLARY MUSCLES and CHORDAE TENDINEAE).Double-Blind Method: A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.Laparotomy: Incision into the side of the abdomen between the ribs and pelvis.Laser Therapy: The use of photothermal effects of LASERS to coagulate, incise, vaporize, resect, dissect, or resurface tissue.Anesthesia, Local: A blocking of nerve conduction to a specific area by an injection of an anesthetic agent.Heart Valve Prosthesis: A device that substitutes for a heart valve. It may be composed of biological material (BIOPROSTHESIS) and/or synthetic material.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.
The brace is constructed using a CAD/CAM device. Restoration of the lumbar lordosis is the main aim.[15] ... surgery remains essentially a cosmetic choice.[4][6] However, the cosmetic effects of surgery are not necessarily stable.[4] ... A study of one hundred and twelve patients". The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume. 81 (10): 1367-83. doi: ... SurgeryEdit. Surgical treatment can be used in severe cases. In patients with progressive kyphotic deformity due to vertebral ...
... advances over the years have led to the development of different techniques and devices specialized in voice restoration. ... The laryngectomy surgery results in anatomical and physiological changes in the larynx and surrounding structures. Consequently ... For speech using an electrolarynx, an electrolarynx is an external device that is placed against the neck and creates vibration ... Lorenz, Kai J. (2017). "Rehabilitation after Total Laryngectomy-A Tribute to the Pioneers of Voice Restoration in the Last Two ...
Restoration of joint range of motion may be augmented by specialized bracing devices. Weight bearing is delayed appropriately ... Anterior interval release (AIR) is a type of arthroscopic knee surgery performed to alleviate pain and associated symptoms ... They frequently have involved previous knee injury or trauma, such as anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery. More ...
Robotic hair restoration devices utilize cameras and robotic arms to assist the surgeon with the FUE procedure. In 2009, ... "FUE Hair Transplant Procedure - International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery". ishrs.org. Onda M, Igawa HH, Inoue K, ... The FUE procedure is more time consuming than strip surgery. An FUE surgery time varies according to the surgeons experience, ... NeoGraft became the first robotic surgical device FDA approved for hair restoration. The ARTAS System was FDA approved in 2011 ...
A laxometer is a measuring device for scalp skin mobility, used in hair restoration surgery, where a strip of skin from a donor ... The laxometer was first presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery in Las ... Laxometer II was introduced in September 2011 in the scientific meeting of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. A ... An intra-operative laxometer is more precise and is used during hair transplant surgery right before removing the strip. Having ...
If the contracture occurs, surgery to release the fixed tissues may help with the deformity and function of the hand. It is ... Any splints, bandages, or other devices that might be obstructing circulation must be removed. A fasciotomy may be required to ... Prevention of the condition requires restoration of blood flow after injury and reduction of compartmental pressure on the ... synd/2865 at Who Named It? American Surgical Association (1913). Annals of surgery. J. B. Lippincott. pp. 555-. Retrieved 15 ...
... surgery, burns, etc. Tissue expansion has also been used for the technique of foreskin restoration, which is usually non- ... Other techniques and external devices have been studied and have shown some success, such as in the fitbone surgery. This ... Breast reconstruction surgery, for example, can use this technique when the mammary gland was removed by surgery (mastectomy). ... Other newer devices such as the orthofix and intramedullary skeletal kinetic distractor (ISKD) are also used for limb ...
Just like traditional restorations, CAD/CAM restorations also vary in aesthetic value, many are monochrome.[13] In some hand- ... The article CEREC CAD/CAM in Dentistry[7] original dissertation Data capture stabilizing device for the CEREC CAD/CAM chairside ... use within dental offices/surgeries) increased.[6] For example, the commercialization of Cerec by Sirona made CAD/CAM available ... Difference from conventional restorationEdit. Chairside CAD/CAM restoration differs from conventional dentistry in that the ...
... essential in restoration and maintenance of circulating blood volume in imperative situations such as severe trauma or surgery ... It serves as a transportation device for materials such as hormones, enzymes, fatty acids, metal ions, and medicinal products. ... and use them for restoration and repair. There are several components that make up blood plasma, one of which is the protein ...
Bacterial contamination of the device occurs during the surgery, and is caused by allowing direct or indirect contact of the ... "Bioengineered corporal tissue for structural and functional restoration of the penis" by Kuo-Liang Chen, Daniel Eberli, James J ... in BJU International Website Atlas of Surgery and Surgical Devices, see [1], accessed 31 May 2014 Chen KL, Eberli D, Yoo JJ, ... "Minimizing the risk of device infection in penile prosthetic surgery: a UK perspective". Journal of Clinical Urology. 6: 280- ...
If the CAD/CAM restorative material is zirconia, the restoration becomes "radio-opaque", just as metal restorations are, ... "Data capture stabilising device for the CEREC Cad/Cam chairside camera". Retrieved March 20, 2016. Masek, R. (January 2005). " ... use within dental offices/surgeries) increased. For example, the commercialization of Cerec by Sirona made CAD/CAM available to ... The restoration is then adjusted in the patient's mouth and cemented or bonded in place. As in other fields, additive ...
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Scientific Research Grant and Award Italian Society of Hair Restoration ... Self-Filling Injection Device: a device which allows a physician to accurately deliver a dosage of tumescent anesthesia or ... Cole was among the first thirty physicians to become a Diplomat of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. There, he ... Cole has invented numerous instruments to improve the speed and efficiency of hair restoration surgery. He has developed ...
This procedure refers to a puncture that is placed anytime after the total laryngectomy surgery. The decision to use a primary ... The advantages of this method are: 1) the voice prosthesis stabilizes the TE wall, 2) the flanges of the device protect the ... Singer MI, Blom ED (1980). "An endoscopic technique for restoration of voice after laryngectomy". Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. ... The main advantages of a primary puncture are: 1) that a second surgery to create the puncture is avoided (including the ...
A foreskin restoration device may be of help to men pursuing nonsurgical foreskin restoration. While restoration cannot ... These surgeries are usually performed for cosmetic benefit rather than for therapeutic benefits. Most surgeries involving ... Foreskin restoration is the partial recreation of the foreskin after its removal by circumcision. Surgical restoration involves ... objects to elective surgeries performed on people without their informed consent on grounds that such surgeries subject ...
The ARTAS System was developed by Restoration Robotics, Inc., a privately held medical device company founded in 2002. ARTAS ... Official website American Academy of Dermatology - Hair Loss International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery. ... Restoration Robotics, Inc. (7 October 2014). "Restoration Robotics Announces The Shipment Of Their 100th ARTAS® Robotic System ... made by the American company Restoration Robotics, Inc. The device was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in ...
Mitosis NORM-UK Regeneration in humans Restoration device Tissue expansion TLC Tugger Reddit : Foreskin restoration Money, John ... but often described as unsatisfactory and most restoration groups advise against surgery.[citation needed] Restoration creates ... "NORM - Recommended Restoration Regimen". Retrieved 2006-08-27. "Foreskin Restoration Chat Manual Restoration Method and Guide ... Foreskin Restoration (forum) Restoring For Men: Your Foreskin Restoration Community (forum) Foreskin Restoration Network (forum ...
A foreskin restoration device may be of help to men pursuing nonsurgical foreskin restoration. While restoration cannot ... Main article: Sex reassignment surgery. People who are transgender or intersex may undergo sex reassignment surgery in order to ... Foreskin restorationEdit. Main article: Foreskin restoration. Foreskin restoration is the partial recreation of the foreskin ... These surgeries are usually performed for cosmetic benefit rather than for therapeutic reasons. Most surgeries involving ...
... the restoration, correction or modification of a body function or the body structure of a human being; the diagnosis of ... A medical device is any device intended to be used for medical purposes. Thus what differentiates a medical device from an ... Class II devices require the manufacturer's declaration of device safety and effectiveness, whereas Class III and IV devices ... Medical devices were used for surgery in ancient Rome.. DefinitionEdit. A global definition for medical device is difficult to ...
A third epiretinal device, EPI-RET, has been developed and progressed to clinical testing in six patients. The EPI-RET device ... Retinal prostheses for restoration of sight to patients blinded by retinal degeneration are being developed by a number of ... allowing for a smaller implant and simpler upgrades without additional surgery. The external electronics provides full control ... The most recent ARGUS II device contains 60 electrodes, and a 200 electrode device is under development by ophthalmologists and ...
The surgery date and time will also be set, and the patient will be told where the surgery will take place. Within the United ... Such a device contains a peripheral skirt and a transparent central region. These two parts are connected on a molecular level ... The prognosis for visual restoration and maintenance of ocular health with corneal transplants is generally very good. Risks ... On the day of the surgery, the patient arrives to either a hospital or an outpatient surgery center, where the procedure will ...
There are devices which test the sufficiency of oxygen delivery to the colon. The first device approved by the U.S. FDA in 2004 ... "Intestinal ischemia complicating abdominal aortic surgery". Surgery. 109 (4): 447-54. PMID 1844392. Panier Suffat L, Tridico F ... Following restoration of normal blood flow, reperfusion injury may also contribute to the damage to the colon. Ischemic colitis ... Kaiser MM, Wenk H, Sassen R, Müller G, Bruch HP (April 1996). "[Ischemic colitis after vascular surgery reconstruction of an ...
A portable extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) device is used as an adjunct to standard CPR. A patient who is deemed to ... Similar to the concept of elective cardiopulmonary bypass, used in open heart surgery, oxygenation and perfusion can be ... The theory behind this invasive approach is that the artificial restoration of oxygenation and end-organ perfusion allows ... Deoxygenated blood is removed from the right atrium prior to being pumped through the ECLS device where it is oxygenated and ...
Surgery is more effective than medicinal intervention for addressing infertility associated with endometriosis. Surgery ... Taking the active component of the birth control pill continuously or using an intrauterine device with progestogen may also be ... and restoration of normal pelvic anatomy as much as is possible. Endometrioma on the ovary of any significant size (Approx. 2 ... can also be used to perform surgery. It's considered a "minimally invasive" surgery because the surgeon makes very small ...
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969, and has recently undergone a complete restoration of its bell ... Mayo Clinic has adopted more than 15,000 mobile devices from Apple for patient care; including the iPad, iPad Mini and iPhone. ... His two sons began seeing patients and performing surgeries at the hospital. In 1892, W. W. Mayo asked Augustus Stinchfield, ... Mayo Clinic then created an app for these devices called Synthesis Mobile which integrated hundreds of their health systems. ...
The device technician will then turn on the stimulation, typically starting at a very low frequency. The patient is prompted to ... The most common use of SCS is failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) in the United States and peripheral ischemic pain in Europe.[ ... In the case of ischemic pain, analgesia seems to derive from restoration of the oxygen demand supply. This effect could be ... As an application of the gate control theory, Shealy et al.[19] implanted the first spinal cord stimulator device directly on ...
"JAMA Surgery. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.1495.. *^ Baicker, Katherine; Taubman, Sarah L.; Allen, Heidi L.; Bernstein, Mira; ... restoration of teeth and maintenance for dental health. Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) is a ... and complications of devices, implants and grafts.[78] ... "The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 100 (3): 236-242. doi: ... "State Variation in Medicaid Reimbursements for Orthopaedic Surgery" ...
The expandable device is anchored either to the wall of the left ventricle or to the inter-ventricular septum and then expanded ... When expanded, the device assumes a size and shape which fills the lower portion of the ventricular cavity restoring the normal ... Methods for cardiac ventricular restoration include delivering an implantable expandable device into the ventricle via a ... State of the art methods for treating CHF involve extremely invasive open heart surgery. For example, use of a "ventricular ...
Methods and devices for protecting nasal turbinate during surgery. US8512356 *. 5 Jun 2008. 20 Aug 2013. Restoration Robotics, ... Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.. Remote tissue retraction device. US8403839. 12 Dec 2007. 26 Mar 2013. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.. ... Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.. Endoscopic device. US8317726 *. 15 Jun 2010. 27 Nov 2012. Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.. Biopsy ... Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.. Remote tissue retraction device. US8100933. 8 May 2008. 24 Jan 2012. Acclarent, Inc.. Method for ...
The brace is constructed using a CAD/CAM device. Restoration of the lumbar lordosis is the main aim.[15] ... surgery remains essentially a cosmetic choice.[4][6] However, the cosmetic effects of surgery are not necessarily stable.[4] ... A study of one hundred and twelve patients". The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume. 81 (10): 1367-83. doi: ... SurgeryEdit. Surgical treatment can be used in severe cases. In patients with progressive kyphotic deformity due to vertebral ...
Expertise Bone Anchored Hearing Devices, Cochlear Implantation, Ear Surgery, Hearing Loss, Hearing Restoration, Otolaryngology ... Expertise Bone Anchored Hearing Devices, Cochlear Implantation, Ear Surgery, Hearing Aids, Hearing Disorders, Hearing Loss, ... Matthew Stewart specializes in surgery of the inner ear, skull-base tumors, sudden hearing loss, surgical restoration of ... Eustachian Tube Disorders, Hearing Disorders, Hearing Loss, Hearing Restoration, Implantable Hearing Devices, Neurotology, ...
Then, an additional surgery is performed to uncover the implant and place the abutment (connector device) and temporary ... Treatment involves places the implant and restoration during a single surgery. The candidacy for this type of implant is ... The optimal dental implant type for you will depend on a range of factors, including the type of restoration you need and the ... It is important to distinguish the dental implant from the restoration. Dental implants are small posts, typically made from ...
Also included are cushioning devices that may be used in a joint ... Inflatable multi-chambered devices are provided for repairing ... wherein said device is adapted for plastic surgery augmentation, reconstruction, restoration, or tissue expansion. 21. The ... distraction devices, cushioning devices, plastic surgery devices, and damping, positioning and/or isolation devices that ... 2A depicts a device in which all chambers of the device are inflated. FIG. 2B depicts the same device as FIG. 2A, but with a ...
Voice prosthesis device is an artificial device which helps in voice restoration of patients undergone laryngectomy. The ... The surgery process is also highly advanced which creates less problem during fixing of voice prosthesis device.. Provox valves ... Chapter 5. Global Voice Prosthesis Market, by Device. 5.1. Overview. 5.2. Indwelling Devices. 5.3. Non-Dwelling Devices. ... It is used in patients showing resistance to removing voice prosthesis device.. Indwelling devices are dominating the device ...
An interbody fusion device in one embodiment includes a tapered body defining a hollow interior for receiving bone graft or ... The number of spinal surgeries to correct the causes of low back pain has steadily increased over the last several years. Most ... Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy Abstract. An interbody fusion device in one ... and the overall length of the device 26 mm. The sizing of the device is driven by the vertebral level into which the device is ...
Greenwald is a skilled Westchester County hair restoration specialist who has helped many hair transplant Westchester patients ... Greenwald Plastic Surgery. The Dr. Greenwald Advantage. Non-surgical hair restoration with PRP. There are many exciting non- ... New NeoGraft™ Device Improves Hair Transplants for New York Patients Non-surgical hair restoration with PRP There are many ... The Rising Trend of Plastic Surgery for Men Non-surgical hair restoration with PRP There are many exciting non-surgical options ...
He receives royalties for the sales of a surgical device used in hair restoration surgery. ... RH has an ownership interest in a company that manufactures light-based hair growth devices. ...
... physical restoration, including corrective surgery, therapeutic treatment, hospitalization and prosthetic devices, all of which ...
Find the answers to frequently asked hair transplant surgery questions. View our hair transplant FAQ page to get your answers! ... This device is now commercially available and used worldwide by various respected hair restoration surgery clinics. ... If you have a surgery with more than 5000 grafts, you can expect to be in surgery for 8 or more hours. Surgery is conducted in ... Most hair transplant surgeries at Hasson and Wong happen in a single session on a single day. For some FUE surgeries, the ...
Ear Surgery, Hearing Loss, Hearing Restoration, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Otology, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base ... Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Bone Anchored Hearing Devices, Cochlear Implantation, Ear Surgery, Hearing Aids, Hearing ... Hearing Restoration, Menieres Disease, Neurotology, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Otology, Skull Base Surgery, ... Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Director, Johns Hopkins Vestibular ...
Such devices include members configured to alter the shape of a valve annulus, reposition at least one papillary muscle, and/or ... Devices and methods for treating heart valves include members that assist the valve in closing during at least a portion of the ... Device to permit offpump beating heart coronary bypass surgery. US6343605 *. 8 Ago 2000. 5 Feb 2002. Scimed Life Systems, Inc. ... Ventricular restoration shaping apparatus and method of use. US6997865 *. 5 Mar 2004. 14 Feb 2006. Acorn Cardiovascular, Inc.. ...
Tissue restoration devices, systems, and methods. US20110046641 *. 24 Ago 2009. 24 Feb 2011. Cvdevices, Llc. Devices, systems ... With the advent of endoscopic surgery, devices have been designed to allow a surgeon to apply a clamp through a trocar sleeve, ... Devices, systems and methods for tissue restoration. US9408610. 12 Abr 2013. 9 Ago 2016. Covidien Lp. Surgical clip applier ... Tissue restoration devices, systems, and methods. US9107648. 28 Jun 2012. 18 Ago 2015. Novatract Surgical, Inc.. Tissue ...
7.2.6 Eyelid Surgery. 7.2.7 Sclerotherapy. 7.2.8 Hair Restoration. 7.3 By Device. 7.3.1 Radio-Frequency Devices. 7.3.2 Laser ... 7.3.3 Anti-Cellulite Treatment Device. 7.3.4 Microdermabrasion Device. 7.4 Segmentation-By Geography. 7.4.1 North America. 7.4. ... there is a potential market for anti-aging devices and aesthetic plastic surgeries. Aesthetic is a new trend, worldwide, which ... Aesthetic Plastic Surgery becomes a New Trend. With the rising beauty consciousness among people, ...
... is now offering laser cap devices, a simple and painless alternative to the traditional ... PRWEB) August 27, 2013 -- Hairlab, a popular hair restoration clinic, ... is now offering laser cap devices, a simple and painless alternative to the traditional and well known hair restoration surgery ... this new technology when combined with the traditional hair restoration surgery, produces aggressive results. This not only ...
Because complete restoration of auditory function by artificial devices or regenerative treatments will only be possible when ... Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Current Research and Scholarly Interests The Maoil idigh group ...
Because complete restoration of auditory function by artificial devices or regenerative treatments will only be possible when ... Professor of Surgery at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Emeritus. Current Research and Scholarly Interests Trauma, ... Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Current Research and Scholarly Interests The Maoil idigh group ...
Some patients are turning to Low-Level Laser Therapy Devices as a non-surgical hair restoration treatment for pattern hair loss ... Copyright © 2018 International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. All rights reserved. Terms and conditions of use.. ... One of your options is a medical approach to hair restoration-using one of the hair restoration medications that are offered ... Hair Restoration Medications: A Summary at a Glance. You notice that you are beginning to lose hair and you want to halt or ...
Washington Hospital Physician Among the First in Bay Area to Implant Lifesaving Device for Patients at Risk of Sudden Cardiac ... for Joint Restoration and Research; the Institute for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery; and Washington West, a complex ... of SCA and could benefit from an ICD device, but remain unprotected. "This new device gives Christine security so that if she ... Wires from the device run through a large vein along the collarbone and attach to the heart. Shock from the ICD travels through ...
Artificial teeth and/or other devices (prosthetics) may be used to replace absent teeth. Braces, bridges, dental surgery, and/ ... Early dental intervention and restoration is also important. ...
Bone restoration is the second most popular tissue transplant surgery, after bone marrow transplantation. ... Zyga Reports First Implantation of its Glyder Facet Restoration Device Company received CE mark for Glyder late last year. ... AlloSource Launches ProChondrix Cartilage Restoration Matrix at AAOS Meeting Cartilage therapy is designed to match ... The Bodycad system enables an orthopedic restoration personalized to patients unique anatomical requirements. ...
Psoriasis Patients Should Be Treated Prior To Hair Restoration Surgery. Larry Alton - December 9, 2017 ... Psoriasis Patients Should Be Treated Prior To Hair Restoration Surgery. December 9, 2017 ... The AXP device is used for the processing of cord blood. The MXP is used for the preparation of cell concentrates, including ... The CryoSeal FS System is approved in the U.S. for liver resection surgeries. The CryoSeal FS System has received the CE-Mark ...
... surgery involves removing hair follicles from one area and transferring them to bald or thinning areas of the ... Also called hair transplant surgery, hair restoration surgery involves surgically removing hair follicles from one area ( ... Follicular unit extraction (FUE) devices are typically used to perform this process. A strip graft is another surgical method. ... Hair Restoration. Restores natural hair to areas of hair loss.. Procedure. ...
  • Hair restoration surgery using donor hair from one identical twin to transplant to the other has only been performed a few times and, to my knowledge, not with a cancer survivor - making this a truly unique situation," explained Dr. Glenn Charles, a volunteer physician of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery's (ISHRS) Operation Restore program . (ishrs.org)
  • Operation Restore is the ISHRS pro bono program that matches prospective hair restoration patients suffering from hair loss due to disease (such as cancer) or trauma with physicians willing to help people who lack the resources to obtain treatment on their own. (ishrs.org)
  • Since its inception in 2004, Operation Restore has provided more than $415,000 worth of free hair restoration surgery and expenses for nearly 50 patients suffering from hair loss due to these circumstances," said David Perez-Meza, MD, chair of the ISHRS Pro Bono Committee, which oversees Operation Restore. (ishrs.org)
  • While the publishers of the Hair Transplant Network were unable to attend this year's ISHRS meeting, the below highlights from this year's conference came from interviews with several expert hair restoration physicians who provided this community with their feedback on the latest innovations discussed at this year's meeting. (hairrestorationnetwork.com)
  • Their website ( www.ISHRS.org ) provides useful information about hair restoration and profiles and contact information for its 700 worldwide physician members. (hairrestorationnetwork.com)
  • The "Golden" and "Platinum" follicle awards are the highest honors given to leading surgeons in hair restoration by the ISHRS at each meeting. (hairrestorationnetwork.com)
  • If you are missing teeth, dental implants and implant-supported restorations offer the opportunity to restore the full function and beauty of your smile. (docshop.com)
  • The final group of chapters covers other pertinent topics such as hydrogel sealants for wound repair in ophthalmic surgery, orbital enucleation implants, and polymeric materials for orbital reconstruction. (waterstones.com)
  • Two approaches have been evaluated thus far-subretinal implants (microphotodiode arrays inserted between the bipolar cell layer and retinal pigment epithelium) and epiretinal prostheses, in which visual information from devices like cameras provide the patterns of stimulation to the residual retinal neuronal networks. (dana.org)
  • Epiretinal implants vary in terms of how much of the required electronic circuitry is contained in the intraocular device and how they are connected to the extraocular elements (induction coils, penetrating wires, or lasers). (dana.org)
  • Dental implants are surgically installed devices that support a restoration. (prlog.org)
  • Dr. Bartlett's other interests include development of novel implants and medical devices. (chop.edu)
  • An interbody fusion device in one embodiment includes a tapered body defining a hollow interior for receiving bone graft or bone substitute material. (patents.com)
  • The side walls are provided with vascularization openings, and the body wall device includes opposite bone ingrowth slots extending through the interrupted thread portion of the body. (patents.com)
  • Bone restoration is the second most popular tissue transplant surgery, after bone marrow transplantation. (odtmag.com)
  • ThermoGenesis Corp said its device, used in processing stem cells from bone marrow, got Indian marketing approval , sending its shares up as much as 8 percent. (healthworkscollective.com)
  • The rotated palatal pedicle flap was first described in 1999 and has become an essential tool in our box of tricks for implant and soft tissue and bone augmentation surgery. (dentalxp.com)
  • A bone anchor delivery system device has a retractable punch driver assembly and a bone anchor assembly for attachment onto the punch driver assembly. (patents.com)
  • 3. The intervertebral fusing device of claim 2, wherein said spiral elastic body and said head member form an unsealed chamber adapted to receive one or more bone grafts, affinitive to cells and tissues of a vertebra to which said intervertebral fusing device is adapted to be attached. (google.co.uk)
  • The prior art intervertebral fusing device is made up of a hollow cylindrical body provided therein with an empty space in which bone grafts are contained, and with a perforated wall through which the bone grafts make contact with the vertebrae. (google.co.uk)
  • As a result, the implanted cylindrical body of the prior art device is forced to bear almost entirely the stress exerting on the vertebra under treatment, thereby bringing about a poor contact between the vertebra and the bone grafts contained in the cylindrical body. (google.co.uk)
  • It is still another objective of the present invention to provide an intervertebral fusing device, which is made up of a spiral elastic body, a spiral head member, and bone grafts affinitive to cells and tissues of the vertebrae under treatment. (google.co.uk)
  • hip , and knee, announced today the successful first surgery using its new InterSep TM calcium sulfate bone void filler . (bioportfolio.com)
  • Made in the United States, InterSep may be used in a variety of bone and joint replacement surgeries, including infected bone sites. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Most of these patients can benefit from stapedectomy surgery that restores normal middle ear bone functions and restores hearing over 95% of the time. (ears.nyc)
  • Further included are kits and systems for making such devices, and methods of treating patients in need of such devices. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • Methods for posterior and anterior insertion of the fusion device are also disclosed. (patents.com)
  • The present invention relates to devices and related methods for treating and improving the function of dysfunctional heart valves. (google.es)
  • More particularly, the invention relates to devices and related methods that passively assist to close a heart valve to improve valve function of poorly functioning valves. (google.es)
  • Many cases of laryngeal cancer are treated with more conservative methods (surgeries through the mouth, radiation and/or chemotherapy). (wikipedia.org)
  • Described here are devices and methods for intussuscepting a portion of stomach tissue. (google.com)
  • Researchers in the Koch Center will develop new and improved methods of hearing restoration through the use of prosthetic hearing devices including the cochlear implant and the auditory brainstem implant (ABI). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Several of these methods are used during both FUE and FUSS (strip surgery). (hairtransplantnetwork.com)
  • The present invention relates to the local administration of drug/drug combinations for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease, and more particularly to intraluminal medical devices for the local delivery of drug/drug combinations for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease caused by injury and methods for maintaining the drug/drug combinations on the intraluminal medical devices. (google.com.au)
  • Methods The JRecan thrombectomy device, a stent retriever with a weaving stent design, was evaluated in 18 occluded cervicocerebral vessels of swine. (ovid.com)
  • Each year he travels to Poland in a volunteer capacity where he performs surgery and trains Polish physicians in methods of facial reconstruction for children and adults. (chop.edu)
  • The technique segment is segmented into follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS), follicular unit extraction (FUE). (medgadget.com)
  • The unique donor harvesting method of extracting follicular units one by one that accompanies follicular unit extraction (FUE hair transplant surgery) is what distinguishes itself from follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS). (hairtransplantnetwork.com)
  • The Global Plastic Surgery market was valued at USD xx million in 2017 and is estimated to reach USD xx million by 2025, with a CAGR of xx% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2025. (datamintelligence.com)
  • Herb Schwartz, president and CEO of Schwartz Biomedical, LLC, and James Cook, MU professor of veterinary medicine and surgery and William C. Allen Endowed Scholar for Orthopedic Research in MUs College of Veterinary Medicine, developed the BioDuct Meniscal Fixation Device. (bio-medicine.org)
  • With the BioDuct Meniscal Fixation Device, the meniscus in the dogs knees had complete or partial repair after a few weeks in all cases. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Authors: Zhang H, Wang Y, Yang G, Yu H, Zhou Z, Tang M Abstract Cartilage injury is difficult to repair since the cartilage tissue lacks self-restoration ability. (medworm.com)
  • This procedure is usually performed by ENT surgeon in cases of laryngeal cancer, and an individual's quality of life can be affected post-surgery. (wikipedia.org)
  • This novel and promising technology was invented in 2010 by the optical physicists David Smith, PhD and Dr. Michael Rabin who were trained at M.I.T. While the standalone laser cap procedure produces just about average results, this new technology when combined with the traditional hair restoration surgery, produces aggressive results. (prweb.com)
  • Hair restoration is performed as an office-based procedure. (medgadget.com)
  • Restoration of bowel continuity after Hartmann's procedure is considered technically challenging and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. (intechopen.com)
  • Single-port restoration of bowel continuity after Hartmann's procedure is a natural evolution of multiport laparoscopy and trephine access. (intechopen.com)
  • In this review advantages of different approaches for restoration of bowel continuity after Hartmann's procedure are discussed. (intechopen.com)
  • Historically, restoration of bowel continuity after Hartmann's procedure has been considered technically challenging and is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates even despite modern surgical techniques. (intechopen.com)
  • Full and frank discussion between patient and physician hair restoration specialist is essential to determining whether an elective procedure is right for you, the patient. (ishrs.org)
  • Knowing that that the twins' procedure is nearly unprecedented, Dr. Charles chose to use a newly FDA-approved physician-guided robotic device for donor harvesting individual hair follicles through a process called follicular unit extraction , or FUE. (ishrs.org)
  • Other factors which can constrain the growth of the market are stringent regulatory approvals, lack of skilled personnel to perform these surgeries and lack of awareness. (datamintelligence.com)
  • On the other hand, general lack of awareness among people about eye disorders and poor primary healthcare infrastructure coupled with lack of healthcare insurance are major factors restraining the global ophthalmic devices market. (sbwire.com)
  • Together their team has over 90 years of experience and extensive background in pediatric dentistry and oral surgery. (prlog.org)
  • Because complete restoration of auditory function by artificial devices or regenerative treatments will only be possible when experiments and computational modeling align, we work closely with experimental laboratories. (stanford.edu)
  • Follicular unit transplantation creates natural-looking, permanent results that are virtually undetectable - a sharp contrast to the visible "plugs" of earlier hair restoration treatments. (ishrs.org)
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  • The Institute for Functional Restoration or IFR , was created at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) to make available interventions developed on campus that address the functions lost due to spinal cord injury or other paralytic conditions. (case.edu)
  • The device is adapted to provide a plurality of functions corresponding to different levels of therapy for treating arrhythmias, and to respond to each different type of arrhythmia that may be sensed, to supply a function which is designated as being appropriate to relieve that respective arrhythmia. (google.com)
  • The design of this study is to determine the efficacy of improving upper extremity function in tetraplegic subjects after receiving an implantable device for neuromuscular control. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Trial's success will be defined by showing the SpineJack ® 's non-inferiority to balloon kyphoplasty on a primary endpoint which is a composite measure of pain reduction, maintenance or improvement in function and absence of device related serious adverse event. (businesswire.com)
  • After ensuring the function of device with minimum error, the masticatory loads of 100 subjects selected via non-random sampling, were measured and recorded at the right and left posterior regions, anterior regions of both jaws and the right and left quadrants of the maxilla and mandible. (pulsus.com)
  • The Fenix® Continence Restoration System mimics the function of the anal sphincter. (simonfoundation.org)