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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine

Issue 2 • Date June 1989

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  • Cryopreserved bioprostheses

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):11 - 13
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    The process of cryopreservation is described. Three types of tissue are then considered: allograft heart valves, allograft veins and the musculoskeletal soft tissues of the knee. The problems with each of these tissue types are examined.<> View full abstract»

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  • Piezoelectric polymers

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):14 - 16
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    Polymers with piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties that make them useful for biomedical applications and devices are considered. The characteristics of such polymers are examined, and transducers made from them are discussed. Laboratory developments of devices using piezoelectric polymers are briefly reviewed, and the slowness of product development in this area is commented on.<> View full abstract»

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  • A biomedical engineer's experience in Nicaragua

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):51 - 53
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    The experiences of a 12-member team composed of physicians, nurses, a respiratory therapist, a rehabilitation engineer with specialty training in prosthetics and orthotics, and a biomedical engineer at a third-world medical facility are described. The obstacles encountered in the form of limited equipment, the state of disrepair of existing equipment, and environmental factors (heat and humidity) ... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering and the law-how is an anesthesia machine like a lawnmower? The problem of the learned intermediary

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):55 - 57
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    This article is the first in a series about the dilemmas posed by products-liability law. The authors point out that manufacturers of complex medical devices may have an unrealistic expectation about user expertise, the lack of which often causes injury to patients, thereby leading to litigation over the devices. The learned-intermediary problem arises when engineers and lawyers disagree over whet... View full abstract»

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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine contains articles on current technologies and methods used in biomedical and clinical engineering.

 

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