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Researchers Test Implanted Brain Stimulator for Alzheimer's by Medline Plus Posted Thu 28 Mar 2013 12:00pm They hope the device will restore some thinking ability and improve focus, attention Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Alzheimer's Disease Read on »
Ear Implant Device Using Technology from Cochlear Implants Being Tested for Balance Disorder–First Patient Receives Implan by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 Oct 2010 12:27pm The University of Washington is taking the ear implant and working further to see if it can contribute to helping those with vertigo and balance.  Earlier this year the FDA approved the use of the implant to help those with hearing problems.  It makes you wonder in the future how many potential implanted devices we may have or how many more wi ... Read on »
IVF Patient Has False Negative On Pregnancy Test: Late Implantation? What Went Wrong? by Edward Ramirez, MD Posted Sat 15 Oct 2011 9:37am Question Dr.Ramirez, I have written to you in the past and you have always been such a great sounding board. I need help and closure and I am hoping that you can help. In September I went through IVF (in vitro fertilization). On 9/7 I transferred 2 embryos- 1 7cell grade AF and a 4cell grade BF. On 9/16 I had some light spotting and cr ... Read on »
Easy To Tell Implants and the Chest Test by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 18 Jun 2009 12:00am For those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter , I have been tweeting a series first called the Picture Quiz and more recently the Chest Test. The idea is trying to tell whether or not a given woman has breast implants. The gal picture above is a pretty easy test question for implants. These are “over the muscle” high profile types. ... Read on »
Test Results for Possible Implant by Robyn C. Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:06am I had my EABR for my left ear last Tuesday under general anaesthetic. It really didn't go well - a 24 hour stay turned into a 5 day nightmare! To recap, my Cochlear Implant in my right ear that gave me near normal hearing for 15 years, suddenly stopped working properly eight months ago. I’ve gone from hearing almost perfectly, to profound he ... Read on »
Cochlear Implant "Booth" Testing by Drew's Dad . Patient Expert Posted Fri 06 Apr 2012 7:05am We recently had a mapping appointment for Drew's cochlear implants. At nearly five years post implant, we see Drew's audiologist about every six months, just to make sure that he continues to hear well and that his equipment, both internal and external, is working optimally. I was able to capture this video of Drew in the sound booth. I thou ... Read on »
Bilateral Cochlear Implant Hearing Test Results by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:17pm I have much to do today to get ready for our Virginia Tech guests but wanted to share some news from my mapping session yesterday. Bill changed my settings and tested me in the sound booth afterwards. I tested in the NORMAL range at 15 - 25 decibels across the board! That is noticeable difference from the last hearing test I had done in 2005! It ... Read on »
Implantable Wireless Blood Glucose Sensor Sensor Shows Promise In Animal Testing by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted Wed 28 Jul 2010 5:19pm It's worked for more than 500 days in a pig to date. Researchers have developed an implantable sensor that measures blood sugar continuously and transmits the information without wires -- a milestone, they said, in diabetes treatment. It takes the diabetes field a step closer to development of an "artificial pancreas" -- a device that can ... Read on »
MyVisionTest.com is rich resource; News about Swiss bionic eye implant by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 6:22pm I just learned about a web site, which I want to share with you. It is of value as a rich visual impairment/blindness resource. MyVisionTest.com Is a web site that is useful for both its initial offering of a supplemental Amsler grid for patients who have been instructed by their eye doctor to monitor their vision at home, as ... Read on »
An Implant Is an Implant Is an Implant by The Verigin Dental Health Team Doctor of Dentistry Posted Fri 20 Jan 2012 10:49am   It’s easy to understand why dental implants appeal. Aesthetically and functionally, they seem the next best thing to natural teeth. You don’t have to take them out or use special tools to clean them, and they last a long time. Other types of restorations typically have a 75 – 85% survival rate (PDF) after 10 years – though one new ... Read on »