The Bionic Human

The Bionic Human

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An integrated survey of best practices for the management of patients with implanted prosthetic devices and an insightful examination of the epidemiological, societal, and policy issues associated with their use. The devices covered range from breast, penile, vascular, and joint prostheses to cochlear, ossicular, and dental implants, and include cerebrospinal fluid shunts, cardiac valves, stents, and pacemakers. For each device, the authors consider its pros and cons, detail the best current strategies to keep implanted patients healthy, and evaluate the latest and most promising new diagnostic tests, Clinical counterpoints from distinguished authorities at major centers in the United States and Europe are offered throughout. Follow-up recommendations are summarized in a standardized format that allows comparative analysis and lays the foundation for controlled clinical trials and the eventual establishment of evidence-based guidelines.Health Promotion for People with Implanted Prosthetic Devices Frank E Johnson, Katherine Virgo ... A great deal of experimentation was needed to determine how this could be used to restore hearing. Many questions are still ... codea€ the complexities of sound into electrical pulse? Does it ... The person heard sounds resembling the chirping of a cricket and was also able to recognize simple words.

Title:The Bionic Human
Author:Frank E Johnson, Katherine Virgo
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-11-09


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