ICT implants in the human body : a review 21 December 2004 Fabienne NSANZE Introduction Present day uses such as heart pacemakers, cochlear implants and neurostimulators are not the focus of this paper. Rather, attention is given to implants that use computer technology either for control/surveillance or enhancement purposes. Apart from one example (the subdermal RFID device, Verichip™, see below), all of these ICT implantations are active implantable devices for "functional electrical stimulation". They partially replace the neural functions of the body by means of electrodes that establish a direct contact to nerves. http://www.medics-network.com/download/schneidersteiglitz_jf04.pdf "Over the last 50 years, we have seen evolution of pacemaker technologies, as an accepted form of intrusion into human body." This is confirmed by the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of implantable ID chips in humans, for security, financial and personal identification or safety applications. Besides medical purposes, "for [healthy] beneficiaries, implant technologies involve possibly some future advantages, like rapid math, memory capacity or communication by thought. " [quoted from http://www.unido.org/file-storage/download/?file_id=10499] Categorisation of Implantable Devices Implantable devices can be categorised as medical or non-medical devices, both either passive or active devices.
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Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT):A Patient-Centered Approach to Grading Evidencein the Medical Literature Mark H. Ebell, MD, MS, Jay Siwek, MD, Barry D. Weiss, MD,Steven H. Woolf, MD, MPH, Jeffrey Susman, MD, Bernard Ewigman, MD, MPH, andMarjorie Bowman, MD, MPA A large number of taxonomies are used to rate the quality of an individual study and the strength of arecommendation based on a body of evidence. We have developed a new grading scale that will be usedby several family medicine and primary care journals (required or optional), with the goal of allowingreaders to learn one taxonomy that will apply to many sources of evidence. Our scale is called theStrength of Recommendation Taxonomy. It addresses the quality, quantity, and consistency of evidenceand allows authors to rate individual studies or bodies of evidence. The taxonomy is built around theinformation mastery framework, which emphasizes the use of patient-oriented outcomes that measurechanges in morbidity or mortality. An A-level recommendation is based on consistent and good qualitypatient-oriented evidence; a B-level recommendation is based on inconsistent or limited quality patient-oriented evidence; and a C-level recommendation is based on consensus, usual practice, opinion,disease-oriented evidence, or case series for studies of diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or screening.Levels of evidence from 1 to 3 for individual studies also are defined. We hope that consistent use ofthis taxonomy will improve the ability of authors and readers to communicate about the translation ofresearch into practice. (J Am Board Fam Pract 2004;17:59 – 67.)
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Social Studies of Science A history of deep brain © The Author(s) 2013 Reprints and permissions: stimulation: Technological innovation and the role of clinical assessment tools John Gardner Department of Sociology and Communications, Brunel University London, London, UK AbstractDeep brain stimulation involves using a pacemaker-like device to deliver constant electrical stimu-lation to problematic areas within the brain. It has been used to treat over 40,000 people with Parkinson's disease and essential tremor worldwide and is currently undergoing clinical trials as a treatment for depression and obsessive–compulsive disorder. This article will provide an his-torical account of deep brain stimulation in order to illustrate the plurality of interests involved in the development and stabilization of deep brain stimulation technology. Using Latour's notion of immutable mobiles, this article will illustrate the importance of clinical assessment tools in shaping technological development in the era of medical device regulation. Given that such tools can serve commercial and professional interests, this article suggests that it is necessary to scru-tinise their application in research contexts to ensure that they capture clinical changes that are meaningful for patients and their families. This is particularly important in relation to potentially ethically problematic therapies such as deep brain stimulation for psychiatric disorders.
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