However, they are obtained from growing embryos and are therefore undergoing rapid cell division before explantation
and exposure to angiogenic mediators.
Of the treated patients, 16 were completely dry, 10 had at least a 50% reduction in incontinence episodes, 5 had a slight reduction, 2 had an increase in episode frequency, and 1 required device explantation
due to pain.
This action is being taken in response to two confirmed instances where the product experienced a malfunction requiring explantation
Visual and Clinical Outcomes of Explantation
versus Preservation of the Intraocular Lens during Boston Type I Keratoprosthesis Implantation.
The importance of careful patient selection cannot be over emphasised--the management of unhappy patients whose symptoms will only be improved by bilateral IOL explantation
(with the possibility of serious risks) and IOL exchange is an unhappy prospect.
NEW ORLEANS -- A left ventricular assist device permits myocardial recovery sufficient for device explantation
without heart transplantation in a disappointingly small fraction of patients with chronic heart failure, according to the first prospective study to examine this issue.
Even if a particular implant is working fine, explantation
within the patient's lifetime could be necessary for many reasons--abnormal wear and tear, a change in the patient's medical status that necessitates device adjustment or replacement, or simply the fact that the patient has outlived the device's life expectancy and needs a new one.
This action is being taken in response to two instances thus far where the product experienced a rare malfunction requiring explantation
Reversibility has been demonstrated after explantation
of hydrogel inlays and with intracorneal ring segments.
And even when an ABS is implanted and begins to function, there is still a chance of its not working; 20% of patients who have had a successful device activation require an explantation
after 2 years.
Feng's study of 842 women undergoing explantation
of 1,619 silicone implants.
analyzed 2060 patients who used a WCD following ICD explantation
larger due to either pocket infection or ICD malfunction and concluded that it is reasonable to use a WCD following ICD explantation
if immediate reimplantation is not feasible or desired.