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Watch a woman get a 3D-printed skull

Watch a woman get a 3D-printed skull For more latest tech news and product reviews SUBSCRIBE to http://www.youtube.com/user/TechyGUYS When a Dutch woman with a rare condition needed a new skull, surgeons 3D-printed one for her and put it on her brain like a cap. An entire human cranium can now be added to the growing list of 3D-printed body parts that includes a fingertip, a hand, prosthetic eyes, arms, a jaw, and even a new foot for a duck. The plastic skull was made by an Australian firm and placed on the brain of a Dutch woman at Utrecht University's University Medical Center in the Netherlands. The operation, which lasted 23 hours, took place about three months ago, and Dutch News just reported that the patient has returned to work -- plastic noggin and all. "The patient has her sight back entirely, is symptom-free, is back to work, and it is almost impossible to see that she's ever had surgery," lead neurologist Ben Verweij said in a statement. Prior to the procedure, the woman's skull was more than three times thicker than a normal skull due to a rare condition. The increased thickness caused the woman's skull to press on her brain, leading to severe headaches and vision loss. Although the report doesn't name the condition, Camurati-Engelmann disease is among the ailments that can cause skull bones to thicken. "Implants used to be made by hand in the operating theater using a sort of cement which was far from ideal," Verweij said of the procedure, according to Dutch News. "Using 3D printing we can make one to the exact size. This not only has great cosmetic advantages, but patients' brain function often recovers better than using the old method." Verweiji says that although portions of skulls have been swapped out in the past, this is the first time an entire cranium has been replaced in a patient. And I bet this is the first time you've ever seen a plastic skull get attached to a real live brain. Let me know what you think in the comments below. TAGS play station 4, play station, play station 2 emulator, play station emulator, play station 3, free play station emulator, play station network, sony play station, play station 2, xbox one, xbox, xbox 360, xbox live, xbox 360 iso, xbox emulator, xbox 360 game, gta 5 cheat xbox, xbox iso, gta 5 cheat xbox 360, xbox 360 deal, microsoft, microsoft office, microsoft window, microsoft security essentials, microsoft office 2000, 2003 edition microsoft office professional, 2003 microsoft office student, microsoft word, 2007 microsoft office system, microsoft window xp, download microsoft word, microsoft window media center, microsoft internet explorer, 2007 download microsoft word, microsoft excel, microsoft account, microsoft outlook, microsoft corporation, microsoft window 7, microsoft surface, microsoft office word, microsoft download, microsoft online, microsoft office 2010, explorer internet microsoft update, microsoft power point, microsoft update, download microsoft office, microsoft xbox 360, microsoft computer training, apple, apple store, apple itunes music store, apple itunes, apple ipad, apple iphone, apple ipod, apple laptop, apple vacation, apple ipad mini, apple fix, apple logo, apple tv, apple support community, apple software download, apple iphone 5c, apple iphone 5s, apple iphone 4, apple iphone 5, samsung galaxy, samsung, samsung galaxy s4, samsung galaxy s3, viber for samsung, samsung flight, samsung galaxy note, samsung phone, att samsung galaxy, samsung galaxy note 3, samsung kies, samsung galaxy s iii, sprint samsung galaxy, samsung galaxy s2, samsung galaxy tab 3, samsung galaxy s 4, samsung tablet, samsung galaxy tab, samsung galaxy s, att samsung, samsung galaxy note 2, samsung galaxy s5, samsung galaxy tab 2, samsung galaxy mega, samsung galaxy s3 mini, samsung galaxy s4 mini, samsung galaxy s ii, how to screen shot on samsung galaxy s4, mobile samsung, sony, sony video game, sony tv, sony vaio, sony xperia, sony play station, sony ericsson, sony xperia z, sony laptop, sony entertainment network, sony camera, sony xperia z1, sony tv live, sony psp wall, sony vegas, sony vaio laptop, sony computer, sony style, sony mobile,  
Nicole Chalmers
over 5 years ago
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3D-printed exoskeleton helps paralysed users walk again

American 3D printing firm 3D Systems has created a robotic suit that combines printed parts with motorised components to help paralysed patients stand and walk.…  
Vimeo
over 5 years ago
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The danger in the next big thing

What is the next big thing? How do we know it when we see it? Is it the burger flipping robot that creates 360 different varieties of burger? What would such burgers taste like? It might be the 3D printing technology that is heralded as part of a new industrial revolution (doi:10.1136/bmj.g2963). Our picture of the week, inevitably rendered in glorious two dimensions, is a plastic skull created with 3D printing and used in an operation in a Dutch hospital. However, this plastic skull is not to be confused with helmets that don’t seem to work in the treatment of infant skull deformities (doi:10.1136/bmj.g2741, doi:10.1136/bmj.g2906).  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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3-D printing guides human face transplants

Researchers are using computed tomography (CT) and 3-D printing technology to recreate life-size models of patients' heads to assist in face transplantation surgery, according to a study...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Using 3-D printing, MakerBot and Feinstein Institute repair tracheal damage

Results are showcased at 51st Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic SurgeonsInvestigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have made a medical...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Molecule-making machine simplifies complex chemistry

A new molecule-making machine could do for chemistry what 3-D printing did for engineering: Make it fast, flexible and accessible to anyone.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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3D Printing in Cardiovascular Medicine

Printing a functional beating heart may be a ways off, but 3D printed models of hearts, valves, and other anatomy are currently used to plan surgical and interventional procedures.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Emergency Department Procedural Sedation Checklist v2

  Designed to be used as a single, double-sided page.  pdf for printing pdf vector image for  
emupdates.com
over 4 years ago
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Pathophysiology of hypoxia

Based on Dr Najeeb's lecture on Hypoxia, this poster is intended to provide a brief overview of the diverse causes contributing to the pathophysiology of hypoxia. I have a Powerpoint version of this that I can email in case people are having difficulties viewing/printing the poster.  
Khalid Khan
over 4 years ago
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3D Printed Tablets Release Drugs at Precise Rates | Medgadget

Researchers at University College London School of Pharmacy are investigating whether 3D printing drug tablets can improve how they are ingested and absorb  
medgadget.com
over 4 years ago
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3D Printed Heart Model Made from CT Scans and 3D TEEs |

The 3D printing of model hearts based on anatomical patient scans can provide surgeons with an intuitive way of studying and planning for an operation. Rec  
medgadget.com
about 4 years ago
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Scientists 3D Print Bone Tissue With Live Cells and Pre-Loaded Proteins |

Printing bone tissue sounds like a great idea, but 3D printers typically use heat to melt layers together, which means that incorporating cells during the  
medgadget.com
about 4 years ago
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How might 3D printing affect clinical practice?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the value of a three-dimensional printout could be considerable. 3D printing is starting to disrupt the manufacturing industry, from jewellery to firearms, rapid prototyping to motor racing components. Inevitably, it has now reached healthcare.1 Last year Craig Gerrand, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, used computed tomography guided 3D printing to develop a titanium pelvis for a patient with chondrosarcoma.2 And doctors at University of Michigan’s Mott Children’s Hospital have implanted 3D printed plastic splints into the trachea of neonates to rectify tracheobronchomalacia.3  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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The danger in the next big thing

What is the next big thing? How do we know it when we see it? Is it the burger flipping robot that creates 360 different varieties of burger? What would such burgers taste like? It might be the 3D printing technology that is heralded as part of a new industrial revolution (doi:10.1136/bmj.g2963). Our picture of the week, inevitably rendered in glorious two dimensions, is a plastic skull created with 3D printing and used in an operation in a Dutch hospital. However, this plastic skull is not to be confused with helmets that don’t seem to work in the treatment of infant skull deformities (doi:10.1136/bmj.g2741, doi:10.1136/bmj.g2906).  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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XylemDx Concept for Inkjet Printing Diagnostic Tests |

Cambridge Consultants, a company that has helped out many medical device manufacturers develop new healthcare products, is unveiling a new concept for prin  
medgadget.com
about 4 years ago
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FDA approves first 3-D printed drug

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3-D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures. Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said Monday the FDA approved its drug Spritam for adults and children who suffer from certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. The tablet is manufactured through a layered process via 3-D printing and dissolves when taken with liquid. The Ohio-based company says its printing system can package potent drug doses of up to 1,000 milligrams into individual tablets. It expects to launch Spritam in the first quarter of 2016. The FDA has previously approved medical devices — including prosthetics — made with 3-D printing. An agency spokeswoman confirmed the new drug is the first prescription tablet approved that uses the process. Aprecia said in a statement it plans to develop other medications using its 3-D platform in coming years, including more neurological drugs. The company is privately owned. Doctors are increasingly turning to 3-D printing to create customized implants for patients with rare conditions and injuries, including children who cannot be treated with adult-size devices. The FDA held a workshop last year for medical manufacturers interested in the technology.  
nypost.com
about 4 years ago
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AutoDesk's New "Within Medical" Software for Creating 3D Printed Ortho Implants |

Autodesk is releasing a new software package specifically for orthopedic implant designers to take advantage of 3D printing capabilities. Within Medical pr  
medgadget.com
almost 4 years ago
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3D Tissue Printing Using a DNA Guidance System |

Researchers at UCSF have developed a method called DNA Programmed Assembly of Cells (DPAC) that brings us one step closer to being able to print fully func  
medgadget.com
almost 4 years ago
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Silk Bioink for 3D Printing of Biological Tissue Implants at Room Temperature |

Different biocompatible materials have been tried as candidates for use in 3D printing of biological tissue. While promising in some ways, each has its lim  
medgadget.com
almost 4 years ago
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New Technique for 3D Printing of Soft Body Tissues from Hydrogels |

3D printers are already actively used to print hard replacement parts for people with skull damage, deformed trachea, and a few other conditions. Work is u  
medgadget.com
almost 4 years ago