The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is one of the largest purchasers of surgical implants, which include biological implants, such as skin and bone grafts, and non-biological implants, such as cardiac pacemakers and artificial joints. Surgical implants fall under VHAs definition of prosthetics, which includes all items that support or replace a body part or function. Federal law grants the Secretary of VA the authority to procure prosthetics and related necessary services in such manner as the Secretary may determine to be proper, without regard to any other provision of law. This book examines factors that influence clinicians decisions to use particular implants when multiple, similar items are available; selected VAMCs compliance with pertinent VHA requirements for documenting open- market purchases; and VAs and VHAs oversight of VAMC compliance with implant purchasing requirements.
Electronic books by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Tissue Glues in Cosmetic Surgery provides cosmetic surgeons with the comprehensive yet practical instruction they need to skillfully use tissue glues in their practices. For the cosmetic surgeon seeking to address patient requests for shorter scars and reduced morbidity, tissue glues provide a welcome solution. These new tissue glues offer surgeons and their patients decided advantages in speed and convenience, recovery, comfort, and cosmetic outcome. Furthermore, they are especially appropriate for aesthetic surgery patients. They are particularly appealing for minimally invasive or short-scar procedures, where scar length and morbidity are primary considerations. Written by the experts, this in-depth volume evaluates the different tissue adhesives available and provides the step-by-step guidance needed for using them for different applications, including brow lift, face lift, rhinoplasty, body contouring, breast surgery, and burns and craniofacial applications. An accompanying CD includes operative video clips demonstrating glue application for various procedures: Endoscopic Browlift and Midface Suspension Tissue Glue Applications in Face and Neck Lift Tissue Glue Applications in Facial Plastic Surgery The widening use of surgical adhesives makes a full understanding of their capabilities and limitations essential to the cosmetic surgeon. Tissue Glues in Cosmetic Surgery is the only volume available today to assemble and illustrate the critical information in concise, expertly written, and fully illustrated chapters.
This text presents information on endosseous implants for maxillofacial reconstruction. Coverage includes treatment planning, materials, surgical techniques, prosthetics and complications, including infection, loss of implant, damage to inferior alveolar nerve and more! Well illustrated throughout.
pIn this vital resource you'll find research facilities and programs of the U.S. and Canadian federal governments. Listings include e-mail addresses, information on patents available for licensing and expanded coverage of key personal contact. It also includes a master index of names, keywords and agencies; a geographic index with telephone and fax numbers; and a comprehensive subject index that includes more than 3,600 terms and cross-references.
Medical by IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans
Contains a list of all manufacturers and other specified processors of medical devices registered with the Food and Drug Administration, and permitted to do business in the U.S., with addresses and telephone numbers. Organized by FDA medical device name, in alphabetical order. Keyword index to FDA established standard names of medical devices.