The Bionic Human: Health Promotion for People with Implanted Prosthetic Devices

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Frank E Johnson, Katherine Virgo
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 9, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 704 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Overview
1
Assessment of Surveillance Test Performance and Cost
13
Costs of FollowUp After Implantation of Prosthetic Devices
33
Factors That Should Shape Clinical Strategies
47
A View From the US Food and Drug Administration
61
Societal Issues
89
Databases for Studying the Epidemiology of Implanted Medical Devices
115
Tissue Reaction to Prosthetic Materials
133
European Counterpoint
408
Ossicular Implants
413
US Counterpoint
424
European Counterpoint
429
Vascular Prostheses
437
US Counterpoint
473
European Counterpoint
480
Cardiac Valves
489

Prevention of Infection in Prosthetic Devices
159
European Counterpoint
186
Computer Modeling
205
Breast Prostheses Current Recommendations for Care of Patients After Implantation of Breast Prostheses
231
US Counterpoint
255
European Counterpoint
259
Prostheses for Hernia Repair
271
US Counterpoint
277
European Counterpoint
284
Penile Prostheses
289
US Counterpoint
300
European Counterpoint
302
Artificial Urethral Sphincters
313
US Counterpoint
322
European Counterpoint
324
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts
333
US Counterpoint
359
European Counterpoint
363
Cochlear Implants
379
US Counterpoint
404
US Counterpoint
523
European Counterpoint
528
Intravascular Filters and Stents
533
US Counterpoint
542
European Counterpoint
547
Vascular Access Devices
561
US Counterpoint
588
European Counterpoint
593
Osseointegrated Dental Implants
603
US Counterpoint
619
European Counterpoint
624
Cardiac Pacemakers
633
US Counterpoint
645
European Counterpoint
649
Joint Prostheses and Internal Fixation Devices
655
US Counterpoint
679
European Counterpoint
686
Index
693
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