Fox, a developmental psychologist at the University of Maryland at College Park, and his colleagues tested the McGurk effect in 35 children with normal hearing and 36 who were born deaf but had received cochlear implants
And, indeed, she woke up in the recovery room with a tissue expander in place of the missing breast, the first step in the two-step reconstruction procedure using a breast implant
In a telephone interview, with an operator typing questions and reading Corey's typed responses, she said implants
are not for everyone, but the operation helped her.
for knees, hips and shoulders are constructed of a combination of castings, forgings and/or plastics.
With insufficient data on safety and effectiveness, FDA determined that breast implants
could not be approved, and therefore gel-filled implants
were removed from the market.
I received hundreds of calls from women across the nation who were ready to consign themselves literally to insane asylums," they were so upset when they heard that breast implants
might be linked to serious health problems, she said.
In the heady days of the Gingrich "revolution," with Republican realignment one critical presidential election away, breast implants
may seem both silly and dull - a subject of interest only to bimbos and nerds.
However, for some devices, such as the implants
in question, and for procedures in general, there are no rigorous requirements for demonstration of safety and effectiveness.
Research presented to the panel suggested that silicone implants
break no more frequently and cause no more problems than saline-filled implants
, the only alternative now available in the United States.
Now, researchers are trying to negotiate a peace between the implants
and the body.
The incidence of electrode slippage in cochlear implants
was described by Webb et al in their review of implant