WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MedicAlert Implant Connect(SM), a new service which aims to improve the safety of patients with implanted medical devices by creating a safe and secure system to store and link each patient to vital information about their implanted device
, launched today at the National Patient Safety Foundation's Patient Safety Congress.
It also allows Medtronic CareAlert Notifications to be transmitted when any of the programmable alert conditions from a patient's implanted device
The Valencia-based Advanced Bionics supported the study and is creating electrodes for the surgically implanted device
The other recommendations include reviewing the labeling of the specific model of implanted neurologic stimulator to try to obtain information on the types and/or strengths of MRI equipment tested for the interaction with the implanted device
One month later, the patient again returned with a postauricular skin breakdown and exposure of the implanted device
The M-Link cellular accessory securely connects to any CareLink Patient Monitor and allows patients to transmit data from their implanted device
directly to their clinic through the secure CareLink Network.
The trial is evaluating the pharmacokinetics of precise delivery of human parathyroid hormone (hPTH 1-34) from a programmable, wireless implanted device
Before, the implanted device
was supplemented with a headpiece and cable that were attached to the sound processor - a pagerlike device that clipped onto the waist or pocket.
Then, after what Watkins recalls as the longest 30 seconds of his life, the implanted device
fired another electrical shock and the heart resumed its life-giving rhythm.
Many people either miss an opportunity to have an MRI because of the presence of an implant, denying them of a potentially life-saving diagnosis, or receive a scan despite the presence of an implanted device
, creating the potential for MRI-induced injury.
31 /PRNewswire/ -- Hip-implant surgery is commonplace, but a higher than expected number of failures began to surface in patients who had received an implanted device
manufactured by a division of J&J.
Their unpublished findings could lead to the development of an implanted device
that gives epileptics critical seconds needed to remove themselves from dangerous or embarrassing situations.