Among the children with cochlear implants
, this auditory-visual integration showed up only in those who had received implants
before 30 months of age, the researchers report in an upcoming Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Parker, now 58, who lives in Arlington, VA, opted for a silicone implant
Laurie Eisenberg , an audiologist and associate scientist in the research department of the House Institute's Children's Auditory Research and Evaluation Center, said doctors were criticized for performing the first implants
Casting is the cost-effective method to produce implants
with special geometries, angles, radiuses or configurations," said David Schroeder, project manager in the Biomaterials Div.
Currently, silicone gel-filled breast implants
may be available to certain women only through a clinical study conducted under the Investigational Device Exemptions (IDE) regulations or an FDA-approved adjunct study.
The FDA has even taken implants
off the market, pending the results of new research.
are in fact neither dull nor silly.
The case of silicone gel breast implants
points to the need for patients themselves to demand such data prospectively.
DENVER -- Cochlear Americas today announced the recipients of the fifth annual Graeme Clark Cochlear Scholarship, an award that recognizes the remarkable achievements of Nucleus[R] cochlear implant
But because of lingering concerns over the product, the panel recommended that Inamed be required to track women with the silicone implants
for 10 years after the surgery.
Infection is often the final blow for medical implants
The traditional methods of securing cochlear implants
are associated with complications.
Some women with breast implants
have reported problems that have been evaluated but found by most studies not to be associated with the devices.
How special interests, assorted ideologues, and a sensationalist press torpedoed breast implants
- and now threaten other medical devices
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