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Melissa V Nguyen, John Codrington, Lloyd Fletcher, Craig W Dreyer, Wayne J Sampson
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this in-vitro study was to investigate the influence of cortical bone thickness on the amount of surface microdamage produced after insertion of orthodontic miniscrews (OM) in porcine tibia bone. METHODS: Aarhus OMs (Medicon, Tuttlingen, Germany; diameter, 1.5 mm; length, 6 mm) were inserted into 1.0 mm (group A; n = 10), 1.5 mm (group B; n = 10), and 2.0 mm (group C; n = 10) of porcine cortical bone using a torque-limiting hand screwdriver set at 18 Ncm...
September 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Jiwook Ryu, Seok Keun Choi, Yeongu Chung, Sung Ho Lee, Bi-O Jeong
INTRODUCTION: Deep bypass surgery remains a challenging operative procedure. For novice trainees, there is a high barrier to improving the microsurgical skills needed for this procedure because of the relatively low number of cases and the high cost of microsurgical instruments. Here, the authors introduce a training model that includes highly accessible devices and does not require a microscope. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The surgical environment consisted of two 15...
November 2017: World Neurosurgery
Georgios Pafitanis, Michalis Hadjiandreou, Leo Withers, Helen Dent
BACKGROUND: Electronic patient records (EPRs) allow efficient and accurate medical documentation. Diagrams have traditionally been used to document clinical signs in patient notes. The interpretation of these diagrams may vary among doctors across a range of specialties, but this has never been tested previously. This study investigated how common diagrams were interpreted and explored the use of digitalized diagrams - Medicons in creating a common language to be used in digital clinical examination proformas...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Yara K Hosein, Angie Smith, Cynthia E Dunning, Ali Tassi
PURPOSE: Fracture of orthodontic mini-implants during insertion is a limiting factor for their clinical success. The purpose of this study was to determine the fracture potential of commonly used self-drilling orthodontic mini-implants when placed into simulated thick, dense mandibular bone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six mini-implant systems were assessed for the potential for fracture (Aarhus, Medicon; Dual-Top, Jeil Medical; OrthoEasy, Forestadent; tomas-pin, Dentaurum; Unitek, 3M; and VectorTAS, Ormco)...
May 2016: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Henning Lünenbürger, Nikola Roknic, Martin Klein, Kai Wermker
BACKGROUND: Malignant tumors are the most frequent reason for acquired defects of the nose. Bone-anchored craniofacial prostheses represent a secure, uncomplicated, and cosmetically acceptable rehabilitative alternative to surgical reconstruction. The aim of this study was to determine a potential benefit of the Titanium Epiplating System (Fa. Medicon, Tuttlingen, Germany) as a grouped implant system in the anatomically difficult nasal region with limited bone supply. METHODS: Patients with complete nasal defects who received a transfacial Titanium Epiplating System between January of 2009 and December of 2013 for nasal prostheses were included...
February 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Torsten Rahne, Gerrit Götze, M Katharina Pein
With bone-anchored hearing systems the implant-bone junction is critical for the transmission of mechanical vibrations to the skull. The implant stability might differ between available and widely applied implants and can be estimated by resonance frequency analysis. The implant stability and the audiological performance of ten adult long-time users where a bone-anchored hearing system was connected by an Baha osseointegrated implant (Cochlear Ltd, Mölnlycke, Sweden) were compared with the implant stability of fourteen adult patients provided with a Ti-epiplating osteosysthesis system (Medicon, Tuttlingen, Germany)...
March 2015: Zeitschrift Für Medizinische Physik
Orest Lastow
2nd Medicon Valley Inhalation Symposium 16 October 2013, Lund, Sweden The 2nd Medicon Valley Inhalation Symposium was arranged by the Medicon Valley Inhalation Consortium. It was held at the Medicon Village, which is the former AstraZeneca site in Lund, Sweden. It was a 1 day symposium focused on inhaled drug delivery and inhalation product development. 120 delegates listened to 11 speakers. The program was organized to follow the value chain of an inhalation product development. This year there was a focus on inhaled biomolecules...
February 2014: Therapeutic Delivery
Shigeo Ishiguro, Koji Akeda, Masaya Tsujii, Akihiro Sudo
We describe four cases of delayed union in female patients with severe osteoporotic vertebral fractures, which were treated in a similar but less costly method to kyphoplasty. Due to domestic regulations, inflatable tamps for kyphoplasty are not available to every clinical orthopedists in Japan. In our clinical experience of four cases of delayed lumbar spine union between 2009 and 2010, we performed vertebroplasty using a reduction and spreading prod (Oyamada prod) for fracture reduction and a pediatric uromatic balloon (Medicon Co...
September 2013: Asian Spine Journal
Orest Lastow
The 1st Medicon Valley Inhalation Symposium was arranged by the Medicon Valley Inhalation Consortium. It was held at the Medicon Village site, which is the former AstraZeneca site in Lund, Sweden. It was a 1-day symposium focused on inhaled drug delivery and inhalation product development. A total of 90 delegates listened to 15 speakers. The program was organized to follow the value chain of an inhalation product development. The benefits and future opportunities of inhaled drug delivery were discussed together with some new disease areas that can be targeted with inhalation...
February 2013: Therapeutic Delivery
Panagiotis D Bamidis, Kristina Bliznakova, Nicolas Pallikarakis, Constantinos S Pattichis
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July 2012: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
D Kolarík, V Pecha, P Krepelka, M Hasilová, F Hron, L Krofta, B Sehnal, M Prudilová, M Trnková, H Kolárová
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to describe characteristics of malignant diseases of the breast in women of very low age (thus with breast cancer diagnosed before 35th year of age) and compare those characteristics with the phenotype of "average" breast cancer in Czech female population. METHODS: 98 women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 35 and treated between 2001 and 2010 in private medical center Medicon Praha s.r.o, were enrolled to this retrospective study...
December 2011: Ceská Gynekologie
Purificacion Gacto-Sanchez, Pedro Infante-Cossio, Tomas Gomez-Cia, Araceli Lagares, Rodolfo Belmonte-Caro
Burned ear reconstruction remains one of the most difficult areas of plastic surgery, and the aesthetic results are not always acceptable. In this study, the authors describe the results of the prosthetic rehabilitation of patients needing burned ear total reconstruction with a plate-like system (Titanium Epiplating System, Medicon, Tuttlingen, Germany) treated in their hospital between 2006 and 2009. The goals of this study were to report on the use of bone anchor implants with a plate-like system for total ear reconstruction in burned patients, to analyze treatment outcomes, and to discuss important clinical variables encountered during treatment, as well as to determine criteria for success in the implants and prostheses...
May 2011: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Chigusa Shimono, Atsuko Tanaka, Ai Fujita, Miki Ishimoto, Shoji Oura, Hiroki Yamaue, Morio Sato
An embedded port is frequently used for outpatients with advanced cancer in central venous chemotherapy or hepatic arterial chemoinfusion. The port needle with a safety device in an ambulatory treatment center is indispensable for medical employees and patient plus family to reduce the risk of a needle puncture accident and to prevent iatrogenic infection. The port needle with safety system has been already introduced in our chemotherapy center. There are two types of port needle with safety device; Huber Plus (HP, Medicon Co...
May 2010: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Yushi Adachi, Sakiko Uchisaki, Taiga Itagaki, Katsumi Suzuki, Yukako Obata, Matsuyuki Doi, Shigehito Sato
We report the first case of serotonin syndrome caused by overdose of dextromethorphan in Japan. A 34-year-old woman with schizophrenia received a dextromethorphan (Medicon) for a catarrhal symptom from two individual departments of the university hospital by chance. The daily amount of dextromethorphan was up to 180 mg for several days in addition to other regular antipsychotic drugs including risperidone, amitriptyline and levomepromazine. Finally, she was found in deep comatose state (GCS coma scale: E1V1M1) and the trachea was intubated in the emergency room...
December 2009: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Eckart Pilling, Uwe Eckelt, Richard Loukota, Konrad Schneider, Bernd Stadlinger
The aim of this study on the mandibles of minipigs was to compare the biomechanical stability of different methods of osteosynthesis that are used in the operative treatment of fractures of the base of the condyle. Ten different systems of osteosynthesis were used to fix 164 fractures, which were tested by a two-point bending test after repositioning and fixing. This stress test was applied in four directions: lateral to medial, anterior to distal, distal to anterior, and medial to lateral. The Eckelt lag screw, one or two 2...
October 2010: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
R B Hansen, F Biering-Sørensen, J Kvist Kristensen
STUDY DESIGN: Epidemiological follow-up study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate urinary incontinence and its management in a population of individuals with long-term spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Clinic for Spinal Cord Injuries and Department of Urology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Denmark. METHODS: Retrospective data collection from the patient records and information from a follow-up questionnaire of traumatic SCI individuals at least 10 years after injury...
January 2010: Spinal Cord
Annett Sandner, Marc Bloching
PURPOSE: To report the use of a new platelike system (Titanium Epiplating System, Medicon, Tuttlingen, Germany) for rehabilitation of patients after total rhinectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted on all patients treated between August 2001 and July 2006 with total or subtotal rhinectomy. The clinical outcomes and satisfaction of patients receiving nasal prostheses were evaluated, and the success rate of the subperiosteal implants was determined...
January 2009: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
P A Federspil
Bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA) achieve optimal acoustic coupling by means of direct bone conduction via an osseointegrated percutaneous titanium implant. Currently this system has a record of over 30 years of clinical application and reliability. Patients with bilateral hearing loss with air-bone gaps will benefit from bilateral BAHA fitting. Likewise, unilateral conductive hearing loss with normal hearing on the other side can be treated with a BAHA. New developments in this field include the BAHA Intenso and also novel implant systems, such as the Epiplating system by Medicon, the alpha system by Otomag and the OBC system by Otorix...
March 2009: HNO
Ondrej Navratil, Martin Lehecka, Hanna Lehto, Reza Dashti, Riku Kivisaari, Mika Niemelä, Juha A Hernesniemi
OBJECTIVE: The prognosis of giant aneurysms remains poor despite recent advances in microneurosurgery. Thick-walled and partially calcified giant aneurysms with an atheromatic base are difficult to clip safely. Special techniques allowing reshaping of the base and ensuring the stability of clips are often needed. We present our experience with direct clipping of thick-walled giant aneurysms with the aid of the DeBakey cardiovascular clamp (Aesculap, Tuttlingen, Germany). METHODS: Eighty-two patients with a giant aneurysm (>/=25 mm) were treated actively at the Department of Neurosurgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland, between 1997 and 2007...
March 2009: Neurosurgery
Theodore Eliades, Spiros Zinelis, Moschos A Papadopoulos, George Eliades
INTRODUCTION: The purposes of this study were to characterize the morphologic, structural, and compositional alterations and to assess any hardness changes in used orthodontic miniscrew implants. METHODS: Eleven miniscrew implants (Aarhus Anchorage System, Medicon eG, Tuttlingen, Germany) placed in 5 patients were retrieved after successful service of 3.5 to 17.5 months; none showed signs of mobility or failure. These implants, and brand-, type-, and size-matched specimens as controls, were subjected to multi-technique characterization...
January 2009: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
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