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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205483/mechanical-properties-of-triclosan-sutures
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A Jungwirth-Weinberger, F Grubhofer, M A Imam, E Bachmann, S Wirth
To avoid infections and wound healing disorders Triclosan coated sutures have been invented. Little is known of these sutures regarding their tensile properties. Three different Triclosan coated sutures (Vicryl 1 plus, PDS 0 plus, Monocryl 3-0 plus) were tested at several time points over 42 days regarding load to failure, strain and stiffness compared to their non-coated versions (Vicryl 1, PDS 0, Monocryl 3-0). Four different measurement points were made. Suture loops were fixed in a material testing machine over two metal bars which were moved apart creating a stress to the fiber...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194523/modified-levator-muscle-resection-using-putterman-muller-s-muscle-conjunctival-resection-ptosis-clamp
#2
Ju-Wen Yang
Background: The traditional technique for levator muscle resection includes a time-consuming dissection procedure that causes tissue trauma and swelling. The Putterman ptosis clamp has been popularly used in recent years for conjunctival müllerectomy. In this paper, we describe a modified surgical technique for ptosis treatment using the Putterman ptosis clamp. The modified technique improves the surgical results of levator muscle resection. Objectives: We performed a retrospective case-series study to determine the outcomes and complications associated with the use of the Putterman ptosis clamp in levator muscle resection...
November 28, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116864/robotic-pyeloplasty-in-children-a-barbed-shortcut
#3
Anna Radford, Alexander Turner, Junaid Ashraf, Ramnath Subramaniam
INTRODUCTION: Dismembered pyeloplasty remains the gold standard for the treatment of pelviureteric junction obstruction (PUJO). Robotic approach to this procedure has proven its efficacy and is gaining popularity. The introduction of barbed sutures such as "V-Loc™" (Covidien) has provided an addition to the sutures available for pyeloplasty. This work provides our experience with the V-Loc suture for closure of pelvis in children for robotic pyeloplasty (RP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A review of 10 pediatric RP (da Vinci Robotic System) during which the V-Loc suture was used was performed...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105596/ureteral-reconstruction-in-goats-using-tissue-engineered-templates-and-subcutaneous-pre-implantation
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Paul K J D de Jonge, Marije Sloff, Heinz Peter Janke, Luuk R M Versteegden, Barbara B Kortmann, Robert P E de Gier, Paul J Geutjes, Egbert Oosterwijk, Wout Feitz
INTRODUCTION: Repair of long ureteral defects often requires long graft tissues and extensive surgery. This is associated with complications including a lack of suitable tissue and graft site morbidity. Tissue engineering may provide an attractive alternative to the autologous graft tissues. In this study, ureteral repair using (pre-implanted) tubular collagen-Vicryl templates was evaluated in a new goat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tubular templates were prepared from tubularized Vicryl meshes and 0...
November 4, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082807/barbed-sutures-versus-conventional-sutures-for-uterine-closure-at-cesarean-section-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mohamed A Zayed, Usama M Fouda, Khaled A Elsetohy, Shereef M Zayed, Ahmed T Hashem, Mohamed A Youssef
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this randomized control trial was to compare the operative data and the early postoperative outcomes of cesarean sections in which the uterine incision was closed with a barbed suture (STRATAFIX™ Spiral PDO Knotless Tissue Control Device, SXPD2B405, Ethicon Inc.) with those of cesarean sections in which the uterine incision was closed with a conventional smooth suture (VICRYL(™); Ethicon Inc.). MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred pregnant patients were randomized in a 1:1 ratio to the Stratafix group or the Vicryl group...
October 29, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043582/triclosan-coated-sutures-and-surgical-site-infection-in-abdominal-surgery-the-tristan-review-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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N A Henriksen, E B Deerenberg, L Venclauskas, R H Fortelny, J M Garcia-Alamino, M Miserez, F E Muysoms
INTRODUCTION: Surgical site infection (SSI) is a frequent complication of abdominal surgery causing increased morbidity. Triclosan-coated sutures are recommended to reduce SSI. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCT) comparing the rate of SSI in abdominal surgery when using triclosan-coated or uncoated sutures for fascial closure. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using Medline, EMBASE, the Cochrane library, CINAHL, Scopus and Web of Science including publications until August 2017...
October 17, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037181/the-move-trial-monocryl%C3%A2-vs-vicryl-rapide%C3%A2-for-skin-repair-in-mediolateral-episiotomies-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Roeland Odijk, Bernadette Hennipman, Melek Rousian, Khadija Madani, Marja Dijksterhuis, Jan Willem de Leeuw, Arjan van Hof
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that complaints after episiotomy repair depend on the method and material used for repair. The objective of our study was to determine which of two frequently used suture materials, Monocryl® (poliglecaprone 25) and Vicryl Rapide™ (polyglactin 910), is superior for intracutaneous closure of the skin in mediolateral episiotomies. METHODS: In a randomized controlled trial performed in a teaching hospital in the Netherlands between 2010 and 2013 250 primiparous women with uncomplicated mediolateral episiotomies were randomly allocated to intracutaneous skin closure with either Monocryl® or Vicryl Rapide™...
October 16, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034750/parallel-vertical-compression-sutures-to-control-bleeding-in-cases-of-placenta-previa-and-accreta
#8
Magdy A Mohamed, Ahmed H Mohammed
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of full-thickness vertical compression suture and intrauterine catheter in cases with placenta previa/accreta. STUDY DESIGN: This study was conducted on Obstetrics and Gynecology emergency unit of Sohag University Hospital. Two longitudinal parallel full-thickness suture was taken using delayed absorbable suture (No. 2 Vicryl…) the entry of needle through anterior wall of lower uterine segment just above the internal os 2-3 cm medial to lateral aspect of lower uterine segment then completely piercing the posterior wall and then return from posterior wall to anterior wall 1-2 cm below incision line of the uterus...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989101/securing-extraocular-muscles-in-strabismus-surgery-laboratory-analysis-of-biomechanical-parameters-related-to-the-suture
#9
Steven E Brooks
PURPOSE: To investigate the tensile properties of several components used to secure extraocular muscle to sclera in strabismus surgery to determine potential failure points. METHODS: A digital force gauge measured the tensile strength of intact or damaged 6-0 Vicryl suture (Ethicon, Somerville, NJ), as well as threads tied in a 2-1-1 or 2-1-1-1 surgeon's knot configuration. Human sclera was used to test the resistance to drag of knotted and unknotted 6-0 Vicryl suture thread through partial thickness sclera...
October 5, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969169/sutureless-glue-less-conjunctival-autograft-versus-conjunctival-autograft-with-sutures-for-primary-advanced-pterygia-an-interventional-pilot-study
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Tanie Natung, Avonuo Keditsu, Wakaru Shullai, Prasanta Kumar Goswami
INTRODUCTION: Conjunctival Autograft (CAG) in pterygium surgery can be attached by sutures or fibrin glue or autologous in situ blood coagulum. Recurrence rate and other parameters related to pterygium surgery between CAG with sutures and autologous in situ blood coagulum have not been compared uniformly in advanced pterygia alone. AIM: To compare and evaluate the outcome of sutureless, glue-less CAG with autologous in situ blood coagulum versus CAG with sutures for primary, advanced pterygium...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751235/laparoscopic-uterovaginal-anastomosis-for-cervical-agenesis-a-case-report
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Ameya Padmawar, Rizwana Syed, Suyash Naval
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate possibility of an innovative surgery for management of cervical agenesis. DESIGN: Step wise description of laparoscopic uterovaginal anastomosis. SETTING: Isolated cervical agenesis occurs in 1 in 80000 to 100000 births. According to the American Fertility Society, cervical agenesis should be classified as a type Ib müllerian anomaly. According to ESHRE/ESGE classification, it is classified in class C4 category...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729782/holding-strength-of-suture-an-experimental-study-using-porcine-kidney
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Ünsal Özkuvanci, Haluk Akpinar, Mert Ali Karadag, Muhammet İrfan Dönmez, Fatih Altunrende
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The search for the perfect suture is going on and has resulted in the introduction of many different suture types into the market. The purpose of this study is to investigate the holding strength (HS) of different sutures in the renal parenchyma in an experimental study on pig kidneys. METHODS: The HS that caused sliding of the suture was investigated in 5 adult porcine kidneys with 7 suture variants. HS-caused tearing of the kidney was investigated with 3 suture types on 5 kidneys...
July 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713633/the-floating-anchored-craniotomy
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Matthew J Gutman, Elena How, Teresa Withers
BACKGROUND: The "floating anchored" craniotomy is a technique utilized at our tertiary neurosurgery institution in which a traditional decompressive craniectomy has been substituted for a floating craniotomy. The hypothesized advantages of this technique include adequate decompression, reduction in the intracranial pressure, obviating the need for a secondary cranioplasty, maintained bone protection, preventing the syndrome of the trephined, and a potential reduction in axonal stretching...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710505/application-of-human-acellular-breast-dermal-matrix-abdm-in-implant-based-breast-reconstruction-an-experimental-study
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Nahid Nafisi, Mohammad Esmaeil Akbari, Fatemeh Mahjoub, Mohammad Javad Mohseni, Shabnam Sabetkish, Reza Khorramirouz, Mona Tehrani, Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh
BACKGROUND: The use of acellular dermal matrices (ABDM) has become more common for breast reconstruction to improve postoperative outcomes. We evaluated the efficacy of breast reconstruction by the application of human ABDM in a sheep model. METHODS: The sheep in group I (GI) (N = 4) underwent the following procedures on the right side: (1) breast reconstruction using human ABDM after total mastectomy, (2) human ABDM under the skin, near the breast area and on the left side, (3) fat injection and human ABDM after partial mastectomy, and (4) replacement of ABDM in the abdominal wall far from the breast...
July 14, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706784/healing-of-extraction-socket-following-local-application-of-simvastatin-a-split-mouth-prospective-study
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Aamir Malick Saifi, Girish B Giraddi, Nausheer Ahmed
BACKGROUND: The role of simvastatin in lowering serum cholesterol level is well described. However, recent findings suggest they have a role in bone formation as well. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: The present prospective study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of simvastatin on bone formation in extraction sockets. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 15 patients undergoing all four first premolar extraction were selected based on inclusion and exclusion criteria...
May 2017: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691476/genetic-effects-of-vicryl%C3%A2-on-fibroblast-primary-culture
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A Baj, G A Beltramini, M Romano, D Lauritano, R M Gaudio, A Palmieri, F Cura, A B Giannì
Vicryl® (polyglactin 910) is an absorbable, synthetic, usually braided suture, indicated for soft tissue approximation and ligation. Vicryl® has a special coating for minimizing friction, easing passage through tissue and easy knot tie down. It is synthetic for minimal tissue reaction. Fibroblasts are the main cells of connective tissue that synthesize extracellular matrix. In this work, we tried to judge the action of Vicryl® on fibroblasts behaviour. We evaluated the expression levels of some adhesion and traction-resistance related genes (ELN, DSP, FN1, FBN1, ITGB1, ITGA1, ITGA5, ITGA2, COL1A1, COL3A1) by using real time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (real time RT-PCR)...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665458/a-robotic-needle-driver-to-facilitate-vescico-urethral-anastomosis-during-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy
#17
Virginia Varca, Andrea Benelli, Francesco Pietrantuono, Nazareno Suardi, Andrea Gregori, Franco Gaboardi
PURPOSE: The completion of the vescico-urethral anastomosis (VUA) represents the most critical step of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP), and it can often discourage the use of minimally invasive surgery in less experienced laparoscopic surgeons. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the usefulness of a new robotic needle driver named Dextérité in performing the VUA after LRP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective randomized clinical study enrolled 40 consecutive patients eligible for LRP, which were randomized into four groups: group A, patients undergoing LRP done by an expert surgeon; group B, patients undergoing robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) performed by the same expert surgeon; group C, patients undergoing LRP performed by a young surgeon at the beginning of the learning curve; group D, patients undergoing LRP performed by another young surgeon at the beginning of the learning curve with the aid of Dextérité needle driver for completion of the VUA...
June 19, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652162/holding-strength-of-a-hem-o-lok-lapra-ty-clip-combination-on-sutures-used-during-partial-nephrectomy
#18
Bikal Paka, Robert Bossemeyer, Mouafak Tourojman, Ruchir Gupta, Brian R Lane
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the anti-slip strength of closing systems employing sutures terminated with a Hem-o-lok/Lapra-Ty clip combination to determine which sutures perform best for this application. Partial nephrectomy is the reference standard for treatment of small renal masses. The main disadvantage of partial nephrectomy is the risk of technical complications, including renorrhaphy site bleeding and urine leak. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A materials testing system produced a constant velocity pull on the free end of an anchored suture...
June 23, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629009/surgical-suture-braided-with-a-diclofenac-loaded-strand-of-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-for-local-sustained-pain-mitigation
#19
Beom Kang Huh, Byung Hwi Kim, Se-Na Kim, Chun Gwon Park, Seung Ho Lee, Ka Ryeong Kim, Chan Yeong Heo, Young Bin Choy
In this work, we propose a surgical suture that can sustainably release diclofenac (DF) for the local pain relief of surgical wounds. We separately fabricated a DF-loaded strand composed of a biodegradable polymer, poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA), which was then braided with a surgical suture already in clinical use, i.e., VICRYL™. In this way, the drug-delivery suture presented herein could release DF in a sustained manner for 10days while maintaining the mechanical strength needed for wound closure...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612422/tenonplasty-for-closing-defects-during-sclerocorneal-surgery-a-brief-review-of-its-anatomy-and-clinical-applications
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Fabian N Fries, Shady Suffo, Loay Daas, Berthold Seitz, Miltiadis Fiorentzis, Arne Viestenz
PURPOSE: To provide insight into the clinical anatomy of Tenon's capsule and to describe a technique to manage sclerocorneal defects using autologous Tenon's tissue. METHODS: A thin layer of Tenon's capsule harvested from the patient's own eye is used to seal the defect and act as a scaffold. The Tenon's flap is spread over the defect and held in place by Vicryl sutures. A bandage contact lens is then placed on the eye. RESULTS: Tenon's capsule is composed of thick fibrous tissue with smooth muscle fibers and a thin posterior capsule of orbital fat...
June 13, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
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