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Federico Gelpi, Daniele De Santis, Simone Marconcini, Francesco Briguglio, Marco Finotti
This clinical report illustrates a multidisciplinary approach for the rehabilitation of a young adult patient affected by a bilateral edentulous space and an anterior deep bite. The patient required orthodontics and surgical corticotomy and implantology (both performed with a piezo device). A multidisciplinary planning approach, including orthodontics, oral and periodontic surgery, and restorative dentistry, has an important role in the final outcome of treatment. In fact a dental class I occlusion has been established only on the right side...
December 2015: Int J Implant Dent
Thibaut Mirlicourtois, Tche Hong Loquineau, Pierre Yves Chagnon, Thomas Rondepierre, Serge Mirlicourtois, Jean Christophe Bonnardel
OBJECTIVE: The replacement of a mechanical knee with prosthetic class I foot fitting by an electronic knee with prosthetic class II foot was proposed to a 54-years-old schizophrenic patient, active, with right femoral and left tibial traumatic amputation. This fitting evolution was assessed both quantitatively and qualitatively. OBSERVATIONS/METHOD: Compared evaluation of electronic knee with prosthetic class II foot versus mechanical polycentric knee with prosthetic class I foot (fitting unchanged moreover) in: - functional abilities and quality of life using standardized scores (Functional Ambulation Classification, Houghton, Functional Independence Measurement, B...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Nathaniel T Pickle, Jason M Wilken, Jennifer M Aldridge Whitehead, Anne K Silverman
Sloped walking requires altered strategies for maintaining dynamic balance relative to level-ground walking, as evidenced by changes in sagittal-plane whole-body angular momentum (H) in able-bodied individuals. The ankle plantarflexor muscles are critical for regulating H, and functional loss of these muscles from transtibial amputation affects this regulation. However, it is unclear if a powered prosthesis, which more closely emulates intact ankle function than a passive energy-storage-and-return prosthesis, affects H differently during sloped walking...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
Michel Kindo, Tam Hoang Minh, Stéphanie Perrier, Hélène Petit-Eisenmann, Jonathan Bentz, Mircea Cristinar, Gharib Ajob, Olivier Collange, Jean-Philippe Mazzucotelli
OBJECTIVES: Prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) has been reported to impact early haemodynamic status and early mortality after prosthetic aortic valve replacement (AVR) in patients with aortic stenosis (AS). The aim of this study was to assess the impact of PMM on early haemodynamic status after AVR using vasoactive-inotropic dependency index (VDI), postoperative pressures and end-organ perfusion. METHODS: A total of 183 patients with AS were included in this prospective cohort study, and underwent elective AVR with or without combined coronary artery bypass graft surgery...
September 13, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Brian J Hafner, Ignacio A Gaunaurd, Sara J Morgan, Dagmar Amtmann, Rana Salem, Robert S Gailey
OBJECTIVE: To assess construct validity of the Prosthetic Limb Users Survey of Mobility (PLUS-M), a self-report mobility measure for people with lower limb amputation (LLA). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Private prosthetic clinics (n=37) in the United States. PARTICIPANTS: Current lower limb prosthesis users (n=199, mean age=55.4±14.3 years, 71.4% male) were assessed before receiving a replacement prosthesis, prosthetic socket, and/or prosthetic knee...
August 30, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Elena A Bulycheva, Vladimir N Trezubov, Ulia V Alpateva, Darya S Bulycheva
PURPOSE: To study sound pronunciation in patients with total edentulism before and after prosthodontic treatment using complete removable dentures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Recordings of phonetically balanced phrases were made using a headset connected to a dictaphone to assess specific pronunciation defects in patients with total edentulism before and after prosthodontic treatment. The obtained sets of sounds were investigated using spectral analysis by calculating the average power spectra...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
Yasuaki Kabe, Takehiro Yamamoto, Mayumi Kajimura, Yuki Sugiura, Ikko Koike, Mitsuyo Ohmura, Takashi Nakamura, Yasuhito Tokumoto, Hitoshi Tsugawa, Hiroshi Handa, Takuya Kobayashi, Makoto Suematsu
Heme oxygenase (HO) is a mono-oxygenase utilizing heme and molecular oxygen (O2) as substrates to generate biliverdin-IXα and carbon monoxide (CO). HO-1 is inducible under stress conditions, while HO-2 is constitutive. A balance between heme and CO was shown to regulate cell death and survival in many experimental models. However, direct molecular targets to which CO binds to regulate cellular functions remained to be fully examined. We have revealed novel roles of CO-responsive proteins, cystathionine β-synthase (CBS) and progesterone receptor membrane component 1 (PGRMC1), in regulating cellular functions...
August 24, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Aman Sharma, Matthew J Leineweber, Jan Andrysek
Artificial tactile feedback systems can improve prosthetic function for people with amputation by substituting for lost proprioception in the missing limb. However, limited data exists to guide the design and application of these systems for mobility and balance scenarios. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of a noninvasive artificial sensory feedback (ASF) system on lower-limb function in the presence of a cognitive load and a liner interface. Reaction times (RTs) and accuracy of leg-movement responses to vibratory stimuli at the thigh were recorded for 12 nondisabled individuals and 3 participants with transfemoral amputation using a custom-built testing apparatus...
2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development
Kosaku Toyota, Takashi Ota, Katsutoshi Nagamine, Yasuhiro Koide, Takeshi Nomura, Futoshi Yamanaka, Koki Shishido, Masashi Tanaka, Shigeru Saito
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for patients with aortic stenosis is a less invasive alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement. Despite this, careful anesthetic management, especially strict control of blood pressure and fluid management, is necessary. During TAVI, normalization of left ventricular afterload due to aortic balloon valvuloplasty and prosthetic valve deployment is expected to result in rapid improvement of systolic function and consequent improvement in diastolic function...
August 11, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
SeungWoo Baeg, SungWoon On, JeongKeun Lee, SeungIl Song
BACKGROUNDS: Insufficient intermaxillary space is caused by non-restoration following tooth extraction in the past, and this involves eruption of the opposing teeth and changes of the arch structure. Such cases are difficult just by a simple prosthetic approach, and diversified treatment plans should be established. Among these, posterior maxillary segmental osteotomy (PMSO) is an efficient treatment option than extraction of opposing teeth as it surgically repositions multiple erupted teeth and alveolar bone...
December 2016: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Brent R DeGeorge, Christopher A Campbell
BACKGROUND: Lateral displacement of breast implants and axillary fullness are common causes of patient dissatisfaction and reoperation following prosthetic breast reconstruction. Suture plication of the capsule and acellular dermal matrix slings have been described to address lateral implant malposition, but with unacceptably high rates of recurrence and additional cost, respectively. OBJECTIVE: To describe a novel technique using a lateral capsular flap to provide durable correction of implant malposition and, at the same time, redefinition of the lateral breast border, thereby restoring balance to the breast aesthetic subunits...
2016: Plastic Surgery
H Gholizadeh, E D Lemaire, A Eshraghi
BACKGROUND: An optimal suspension system can improve comfort and quality of life in people with limb loss. To guide practice on prosthetic vacuum suspension systems, assessment of the current evidence and professional opinion are required. METHODS: PubMed, Web of Science, and Google Scholar databases were explored to find related articles. Search terms were amputees, artificial limb, prosthetic suspension, prosthetic liner, vacuum, and prosthesis. The results were refined by vacuum socket or vacuum assisted suspension or sub-atmospheric suspension...
August 2016: Clinical Biomechanics
Lara A Thompson, Csilla Haburcakova, Richard F Lewis
In our study, we examined postural stability during head turns for two rhesus monkeys: one animal study contrasted normal and mild bilateral vestibular ablation and a second animal study contrasted severe bilateral vestibular ablation with and without prosthetic stimulation. The monkeys freely stood, unrestrained on a balance platform and made voluntary head turns between visual targets. To quantify each animals' posture, motions of the head and trunk, as well as torque about the body's center of mass, were measured...
July 12, 2016: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
Aaron Plauche, Dario Villarreal, Robert D Gregg
Persons with amputations lack important senses from the amputated limb. With the absence of proprioception in the amputated leg, amputees have far more difficulty maintaining a natural gait with balance and stability. The biggest determinant of temporal limb behavior during locomotion is the phase in the gait cycle, which can be estimated using the center of pressure (COP) under the feet. We hypothesize that feedback from the COP of the prosthetic foot can help restore a more robust sense of phase in transfemoral (above-knee) amputees...
July 2016: IEEE Transactions on Haptics
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The benefits of using a vacuum-assisted socket system to improve balance and gait in elderly transtibial amputees by C Beatriz Samitier, Lluis Guirao, Maria Costea, Josep M Camós, and Eulogio Pleguezuelos. Prosthetics and Orthotics International 2016; 40: 83-88, DOI: 10.1177/0309364614546927.
August 2016: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
Friederike Lattig, Rita Taurman, Anna K Hell
STUDY DESIGN: Case Series. OBJECTIVE: To describe the post-VEPTR (vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib) treatment changes in early-onset spinal deformity (EOSD), which may influence the final correction spondylodesis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The VEPTR device, originally developed for the treatment of congenital rib cage malformation, is nowadays more widely used in the treatment of EOSD. At present, only a few reports describe the possible complications that may occur with repeated lengthening procedures of the VEPTR, thereby making the final spondylodesis more complicated and less satisfactory...
June 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
Marco Schiraldi, Giancarlo Bonzanini, Danilo Chirillo, Vito de Tullio
In the last 10 years many studies have questioned if the strive to mechanical align any knee may pose some problems related to ligament misbalancing that could explain the high rate of disappointed patients, almost 20% in some reports. Proper indication and difference between patient's and surgeon's expectations are among the most important one's but it must be underlined that, there is indeed a sharp difference between normal knee kinematics, prosthetic knee kinematics and arthritic knee kinematics being the last one extremely variable...
April 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
Jorge M Zuniga, Adam M Carson, Jean M Peck, Thomas Kalina, Rakesh M Srivastava, Kirk Peck
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The prosthetic options for higher level amputees are limited and costly. Advancements in computer-aided design programs and three-dimensional printing offer the possibility of designing and manufacturing transitional prostheses at very low cost. The aim of this project was to describe an inexpensive three-dimensional printed mechanical shoulder prosthesis to assist a pre-selected subject in performing bi-manual activities. TECHNIQUE: The main function of the body-powered, manually adjusted three-dimensional printed shoulder prosthesis is to provide a cost-effective, highly customized transitional device to individuals with congenital or acquired forequarter amputations...
April 26, 2016: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
Mark R Pitkin
To most closely simulate the pe1formance of a biological human foot, a prosthetic foot should function similarly to the biological foot: The shock absorption, propulsion, balance and dorsiflexion functions of the prosthesis should closely mirror those of the biological foot. Most prosthetic feet currently available have good absorption and propulsion abilities, and some also have good balance functions. Howeve1; most prosthetic feet lack proper imitation of the dorsiflexion phase of normal gait. Dorsiflexion is crucial to the gait pattern since most foot flexors are used during this phase...
1995: Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics: JPO
A M Țâncu, M Melescanu Imre, C T Preoteasa, E Preoteasa
Tooth supported overdenture with ball attachments has a number of advantages in prosthetics, but presents some difficulties as well, which sometimes make impossible the use of these anchoring systems; these difficulties should be well known. In this regard we present a suggestive case. It is the case of a patient, aged 57, who came for treatment, suffering from subtotal maxillary and mandibular edentulism (present 11 and 21, respectively 33 and 43), previously having an overdenture prosthesis on natural teeth, with special systems - ball attachment type, dissatisfied with the treatment (due to repeated fractures and functional intolerance to dentures)...
2014: Journal of Medicine and Life
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