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International Journal of Artificial Organs

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430304/pre-ecmo-coagulopathy-does-not-increase-the-occurrence-of-hemorrhage-during-extracorporeal-support
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Pilar Anton-Martin, Lakshmi Raman, Nikhil Thatte, Jefferson Tweed, Vinai Modem, Janna Journeycake
INTRODUCTION AND METHODS: Observational retrospective cohort study to evaluate the association between precannulation coagulopathy and the occurrence of hemorrhage during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in neonatal and pediatric patients at a tertiary children's hospital. RESULTS: Of 241 patients supported with ECMO between January 2009 and December 2014, 175 (72.6%) had precannulation coagulation laboratory data and were included in the study. Of the eligible patients, 84 (48%) were identified as coagulopathic and 91 (52%) were noncoagulopathic...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430302/the-blue-journal-after-40-years
#2
George Dunea, Diego Brancaccio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430301/towards-a-bioengineered-kidney-recellularization-strategies-for-decellularized-native-kidney-scaffolds
#3
Michele Fedecostante, Oana G Onciu, Koen G C Westphal, Rosalinde Masereeuw
Patients with end-stage renal disease often undergo dialysis as a partial substitute for kidney function while waiting for their only treatment option: a kidney transplant. Several research directions emerged for alternatives in support of the ever-growing numbers of patients. Recent years brought big steps forward in the field, with researchers questioning and improving the current dialysis devices as well as moving towards the design of a bioengineered kidney. Whole-organ engineering is also being explored as a possibility, making use of animal or human kidney scaffolds for engineering a transplantable organ...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430300/left-ventricular-assist-pump-pocket-infection-conservative-treatment-strategy-for-destination-therapy-candidates
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Elie Haddad, François-Xavier Lescure, Walid Ghodhbane, Laurent Lepage, Camille D'humieres, William Vindrios, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Patrick Nataf, Matthias Kirsch
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is a major cause of mortality and morbidity, particularly among patients with advanced disease and no access to cardiac transplantation. LVAD implantation is not only a bridge-to-transplantation option for patients awaiting a heart donor, but is often used as bridge-to-destination therapy in patients unsuited for transplantation for various reasons. LVAD infection is considered the second-most common cause of death in patients who survive the initial 6 months on LVAD support...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430296/effect-of-body-mass-index-on-the-outcome-of-surgical-patients-receiving-extracorporeal-devices-vv-ecmo-pecla-for-respiratory-failure
#5
Justyna Swol, Dirk Buchwald, Justus T Strauch, Thomas A Schildhauer, Christopher Ull
INTRODUCTION: To determine whether obese surgical patients are at a significant disadvantage in terms of outcomes after extracorporeal device (ECD) support, such as veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV ECMO) or pumpless extracorporeal lung assist (pECLA), for respiratory failure, the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and hospital outcomes was analyzed. METHODS: This retrospective study included data on patients who were supported with an ECD between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2014...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430305/turbulence-measurements-in-an-axial-rotary-blood-pump-with-laser-doppler-velocimetry
#6
Chan Y Schüle, Klaus Affeld, Max Kossatz, Christian O Paschereit, Ulrich Kertzscher
BACKGROUND: The implantation of rotary blood pumps as ventricular assist devices (VADs) has become a viable therapy for quite a number of patients with end-stage heart failure. However, these rotary blood pumps cause adverse events that are related to blood trauma. It is currently believed that turbulence in the pump flow plays a significant role. But turbulence has not been measured to date because there is no optical access to the flow space in rotary blood pumps because of their opaque casings...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430303/echocardiographic-outflow-pump-ramp-test-in-centrifugal-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device
#7
Attilio Iacovoni, Claudia Vittori, Alessandra Fontana, Alessandra Carobbio, Carlo Fino, Emilia D'Elia, Amedeo Terzi, Michele Senni
This study sought to develop a novel echocardiogram outflow ramp test to detect device malfunctions in centrifugal-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). This new ramp pump test is based on the direct analyses of systolic and diastolic ratio (S/D) Doppler velocity in the outflow cannula in the HeartWare LVAD during progressive increases in speed. The results showed that in patients with normal pump function, the Doppler velocity S/D ratio gradually decreased during LVAD speed increases. This test is easily performed and seems promising to detect normal pump function in patients assisted by a centrifugal flow LVAD...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430297/stopping-conventional-showering-decreases-pseudomonas-infections-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-patients
#8
Nana Aburjania, Saadia Sherazi, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, Jeffrey D Alexis, Christine M Hay
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) exit-site infections represent a major challenge in the era of modern LVADs. Infections caused by Pseudomonas are particularly difficult to treat due to limited antibiotic susceptibility. We hypothesized that keeping the LVAD exit site dry while bathing could result in reduced incidence of Pseudomonas infections. METHODS: Starting in April 2013, all patients who underwent placement of HeartMate II (HM II) LVAD were instructed not to take conventional showers and to keep the exit site dry while bathing...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430298/an-experimental-numerical-investigation-on-the-effects-of-macroporous-scaffold-geometry-on-cell-culture-parameters
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Hadis Eghbali, Michele M Nava, Gabriella Leonardi, Davod Mohebbi-Kalhori, Roberto Sebastiano, Abdolreza Samimi, Manuela T Raimondi
INTRODUCTION: Perfused bioreactors have been demonstrated to be effective in the delivery of nutrients and in the removal of waste products to and from the interior of cell-populated three-dimensional scaffolds. In this paper, a perfused bioreactor hosting a macroporous scaffold provided with a channel is used to investigate transport phenomena and culture parameters on cell growth. METHODS: MG63 human osteosarcoma cells were seeded on macroporous poly​(ε-caprolactone) scaffolds provided with a channel...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430299/effect-of-retreatment-instruments-on-microcrack-formation-a-microcomputed-tomography-study
#10
Mustafa M Koçak, Neslihan Y Çırakoğlu, Sibel Koçak, Baran C Sağlam, Ersan Çiçek, Sevinç A Türker, Emre Bodrumlu
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to compare the occurrence of microcracks in teeth prepared with different retreatment systems using microcomputed tomography (micro-CT). METHODS: Forty-two freshly extracted mandibular premolar teeth were used. The root canals were instrumented with stainless steel K-files to an apical size of 35/.02 using the balanced-force technique and were obturated using the passive compaction technique. The specimens were divided into 3 experimental groups according to retreatment system used (n = 14): ProTaper Universal retreatment (PTUR), Mtwo retreatment (MTR), or D-RaCe retreatment (D-RC) systems...
April 4, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362048/comparison-of-estimates-of-resting-energy-expenditure-equations-in-haemodialysis-patients
#11
Rachel Hung, Sivakumar Sridharan, Ken Farrington, Andrew Davenport
PURPOSE: Waste products of metabolism accumulate in patients with chronic kidney disease, and require clearance by haemodialysis (HD). We wished to determine whether there was an association between resting energy expenditure (REE) and total energy expenditure (TEE) in HD patients and body composition. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We determined REE by recently validated equations (CKD equation) and compared REE with that estimated by standard equations for REE, and TEE calculated from patient reported physical activity, in HD patients with corresponding body composition measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scanning...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362047/the-vietnamese-pig-as-a-translational-animal-model-to-evaluate-tissue-engineered-heart-valves-promising-early-experience
#12
Michele Gallo, Helen Poser, Tomaso Bottio, Antonella Bonetti, Paolo Franci, Filippo Naso, Edward Buratto, Fabio Zanella, Giovanni Perona, Carlo Dal Lin, Roberto Bianco, Michele Spina, Roberto Busetto, Maurizio Marchini, Fulvia Ortolani, Laura Iop, Gino Gerosa
Several animal models are currently used for the surgical implantation of either biologic or biopolymeric scaffolds in order to provide in vivo assessment of tissue-engineered heart valves. The Vietnamese pig (VP) is herein proposed as a suitable recipient to test the function of novel bioengineered valve substitutes, in the reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT). This review aims to provide a complete and exhaustive panel of physiological parameters and methodological information for preclinical studies of tissue-engineered heart valves in the VP animal model...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362046/co-microencapsulation-of-bmscs-and-mouse-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-for-improving-the-efficacy-of-type-i-diabetes-therapy
#13
Ruimin Long, Yuangang Liu, Shibin Wang, Li Ye, Peng He
INTRODUCTION: To overcome the shortcomings of pancreas transplantation and insulin injection treatment for type I diabetes, biocompatible materials were used to prepare alginate-chitosan-alginate microcapsules that co-encapsulated bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells and mouse pancreatic β cells to treat diabetic mice. METHODS: Blank alginate-chitosan-alginate (ACA) microcapsules and co-microencapsulated cells were prepared using a high-voltage electrostatic method and then characterized using an inverted microscope...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362045/optimizing-the-fluidized-bed-bioreactor-as-an-external-bioartificial-liver
#14
Sarah Figaro, Ulysse Pereira, Hiram Rada, Nicolas Semenzato, Dominique Pouchoulin, Patrick Paullier, Murielle Dufresne, Cécile Legallais
BACKGROUND: Our team previously designed and validated a new bioartificial liver (BAL) called Suppliver based on a Prismaflex™ device, including fluidized bed bioreactors hosting alginate-encapsulated hepatocytes. To ensure correct fluidization within the bioreactor, the beads need to become heavier with the addition of inert glass microspheres. METHODS: In this study, we assessed the impact of this additional component on the bead production process, bed fluidization, mass transfer and the mechanical properties of the beads, as well as cell viability and basic metabolic function...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315501/mechanical-properties-and-biocompatibility-of-in-situ-enzymatically-cross-linked-gelatin-hydrogels
#15
Nada Z Alarake, Patrick Frohberg, Thomas Groth, Markus Pietzsch
OBJECTIVES: Gelatin, a degraded collagen, has been widely used as a scaffolding material in tissue engineering applications. In this work, we aimed at the development of in situ, cross-linking, cytocompatible hydrogels by the use of transglutaminase as a cross-linker for potential application in the regeneration of tissues. METHODS: Hydrogels were prepared from gelatin of different concentrations and bloom degree (175 (G175) or 300 (G300) bloom gelatin) and cross-linked with various amounts of microbial transglutaminase (mTG) at 37°C...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277601/the-international-hypothermia-registry-ihr-dieter-s-esao-winter-schools-and-beat-s-international-hypothermia-registry
#16
Beat H Walpoth, Marie Meyer, Christophe Gaudet-Blavignac, Philippe Baumann, Pierre Gilquin, Christian Lovis
Accidental hypothermia could be listed as an 'orphan disease,' since mild hypothermia is common but has no severe medical consequences, whereas severe hypothermia is rare and life-threatening. In order to increase our knowledge, find new outcome predictors, and propose better guidelines for the treatment of deep accidental hypothermia victims, we created the International Hypothermia Registry (IHR: https://www.hypothermia-registry.org), which will allow us to gather a large number of cases in order to achieve statistical significance and issue evidence-based recommendations...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277600/materials-surfaces-and-systems-for-extracorporeal-therapies-and-beyond
#17
Viktoria Weber, Thomas Groth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315503/does-the-roller-pump-adjustment-in-cardiopulmonary-bypass-settings-influence-hemolysis
#18
Francisco U Vieira Junior, Nilson Antunes, Pedro P de Oliveira, Lindemberg M Silveira Filho, Karlos A S Vilarinho, Eduardo T Costa
INTRODUCTION: Roller pumps are widely used in procedures involving cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) due to their ease of operation and maintenance, safety, and cost. Several studies in the literature have compared the use of roller pumps with centrifugal pumps, but the influence of the roller pump adjustment on hemolysis has been poorly explored. METHODS: Measurements of hemolysis rates were carried out in 86 patients. The pump was adjusted by the dynamic calibration method, which was performed by an auxiliary device, and the patients were grouped according to the pump calibration: Group 1 (n = 20) 75 mmHg; Group 2 (n = 24) 150 mmHg; Group 3 (n = 22) 300 mmHg and Group 4 (n = 21) 450 mmHg...
March 3, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222209/effect-of-different-intermediary-bases-on-microleakage-of-a-restorative-material-in-class-ii-box-cavities-of-primary-teeth
#19
Faika Y Abdelmegid, Fouad S Salama, Waleed M Al-Mutairi, Saud K Al-Mutairi, Sultan O Baghazal
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this in vitro study was to assess and compare the effect of different intermediary bases on microleakage between tooth and a nanocomposite interface in Class II box cavities in primary teeth. METHODS: Standard Class II box cavities were prepared in 52 primary molars and randomly divided into 9 groups according to the intermediary base used (Multicore Flow, Fuji II LC, SDR, Smart Dentin Replacement, and Biodentine). All specimens were subjected to thermocycling and prepared for microleakage testing and evaluation...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222208/effect-of-thiolated-glycosaminoglycans-on-the-behavior-of-breast-cancer-cells-toward-the-development-of-in-vitro-models-of-cancer
#20
Alexander Köwitsch, Ankur Chhalotre, Thomas Groth
PURPOSE: The influence of extracellular matrix components like glycosaminoglycans (GAG) or adhesive proteins on the migration of cancer cells and the progression of tumorigenesis remains a challenging task. Therefore, this study aims to give insight into the interaction of cancer cells exhibiting different metastatic potential (MDA-MB-231, MDA-MB-468) with surface immobilized GAG interacting with serum proteins like fibronectin. METHODS: Model substrata were covalently coated with different thiolated GAG (hyaluronan (HA), chondroitin sulfate (CS), heparin (Hep)) and investigated for the adsorption of fibronectin (FN) with surface plasmon resonance...
February 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
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