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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149388/problems-of-reconstructive-cranioplasty-after-traumatic-brain-injury-in-children
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Paolo Frassanito, Gianpiero Tamburrini, Luca Massimi, Simone Peraio, Massimo Caldarelli, Concezio Di Rocco
Cranial repair after traumatic brain injury in children is still burdened by unsolved problems and controversial issues, mainly due to the high rate of resorption of autologous bone as well as the absence of valid alternative material to replace the autologous bone. Indeed, inert biomaterials are associated to satisfactory results in the short period but bear the continuous risk of complications related to the lack of osteointegration capacity. Biomimetic materials claiming osteoconductive properties that could balance their mechanical limits seem to allow good cranial bone reconstruction...
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148548/acrylate-based-materials-for-heart-valve-scaffold-engineering
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Rosaria Santoro, Seshasailam Venkateswaran, Francesco Amadeo, Rong Zhang, Maura Brioschi, Anthony Callanan, Marco Agrifoglio, Cristina Banfi, Mark Bradley, Maurizio Pesce
Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is the most frequent cardiac valve pathology. Its standard treatment consists of surgical replacement either with mechanical (metal made) or biological (animal tissue made) valve prostheses, both of which have glaring deficiencies. In the search for novel materials to manufacture artificial valve tissue, we have conducted a high-throughput screening with subsequent up-scaling to identify non-degradable polymer substrates that promote valve interstitial cells (VICs) adherence/growth and, at the same time, prevent their evolution toward a pro-calcific phenotype...
November 17, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147558/discovery-and-design-of-self-assembling-peptides
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REVIEW
Shuguang Zhang
Peptides are ubiquitous in nature and useful in many fields, from agriculture as pesticides, in medicine as antibacterial and antifungal drugs founded in the innate immune systems, to medicinal chemistry as hormones. However, the concept of peptides as materials was not recognized until 1990 when a self-assembling peptide as a repeating segment in a yeast protein was serendipitously discovered. Peptide materials are so called because they have bona fide materials property and are made from simple amino acids with well-ordered nanostructures under physiological conditions...
December 6, 2017: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147164/a-series-of-210-peripheral-arterial-disease-below-knee-amputations-and-predictors-for-subsequent-above-knee-amputations
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Jing Ting Wu, Maggie Wong, Zhiwen Joseph Lo, Wei-En Wong, Sriram Narayanan, Glenn Wei Leong Tan, Sadhana Chandrasekar
Objective: To review patient characteristics and outcomes after peripheral arterial disease (PAD)-related below-knee amputation (BKA), and identify risk factors predicting subsequent above-knee amputation (AKA). Materials and Methods: A retrospective study of 210 BKAs between May 2008 and December 2015. Results: The mean age of the study population was 66 years. Most of the patients had cardiovascular comorbidities, and 33% had end-stage renal failure (ESRF); 89% were American Society of Anesthesiologists 3 or 4...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146891/heart-transplantation-and-risk-of-cardiac-vasculopathy-development-what-factors-are-important
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Małgorzata Sobieszczańska-Małek, Jerzy Korewicki, Krzysztof Komuda, Małgorzata Karczmarz, Sylwia Szymańska, Alicja Cicha-Mikołajczyk, Paweł Bekta, Adam Parulski, Maciej Pronicki, Wiesława Grajkowska, Grzegorz Małek, Przemysław Leszek, Maria Kaczorowska, Mariusz Kuśmierczyk, Tomasz Zieliński
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to find the main risk factors for development of cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), especially factors identified before the surgical procedure and factors related to the recipient profile and the medical history of the donor. MATERIAL AND METHODS There were 147 patients who had heart transplantation (HT) included in this study: mean age was 45.8±15.3 years. All study patients had coronary angiography after HT. Analyzed risk factors were: non-immunologic recipient risk factors (age of transplantation, smoking, hypertension, lipids, diabetes, obesity and weight gain after HT), immunologic recipient risk factors (acute cellular rejection (ACR), acute humoral rejection (AMR), cytomegalovirus (CMV) episodes), and donor-related risk factors (age, sex, catecholamine usage, ischemic time, compatibility of sex and blood groups, cause of death, cardiac arrest)...
November 17, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146307/long-term-visual-outcomes-and-safety-profile-of-27-gauge-pars-plana-vitrectomy-for-posterior-segment-disease
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M Ali Khan, Alexander Kuley, Christopher D Riemann, Maria H Berrocal, Rohit R Lakhanpal, Jason Hsu, Arunan Sivalingam, Allen C Ho, Carl D Regillo
PURPOSE: To report longer-term outcomes of 27-gauge pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) in eyes with posterior segment disease. DESIGN: Multicenter, retrospective, interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 390 eyes of 360 patients undergoing 27-gauge PPV for a vitreoretinal surgery indication. INTERVENTION: Three-port, transconjunctival, 27-gauge PPV. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Change in visual acuity (VA) and occurrence of intraoperative and postoperative complications with a minimum follow-up of 365 days...
November 13, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145351/comparison-of-treatment-of-acute-unstable-distal-clavicle-fractures-using-anatomical-locking-plates-with-versus-without-additional-suture-anchor-fixation
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Jixing Fan, Yufu Zhang, Qiang Huang, Xieyuan Jiang, Liang He
BACKGROUND Surgical managements were recommended for unstable distal clavicle fracture owing to the high incidence of nonunion. The present study compared the efficacy of anatomical locking plate with versus without additional suture anchor fixation for the treatment of unstable Neer type II distal clavicle fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between January 2013 to January 2015, 28 consecutive patients with unstable Neer type II  fractures were treated by using anatomical locking plate with or without additional suture anchor fixation...
November 16, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145337/partial-resection-and-reconstruction-of-the-sternum-for-treatment-of-metachronous-sternal-metastasis-of-thyroid-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Hong-Jing Lan, Zhi-Qiang Wu, Dong-Ge Gong, Wang-Yong Zheng, Yun Jin
RATIONALE: Metachronous sternal metastasis of thyroid carcinoma was a rare disease. There was no consensus in the treatment for bone metastasis after the initial thyroid carcinoma surgery. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 53-year-old female patient was hospitalized due to recurrent dull chest pains, with a history of radical right side thyroid carcinoma 4 years ago. On examination, there was an irregular mass on the lower left half of the sternum. Computerized tomography scan showed sternal bone destruction with a soft tissue mass...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145010/the-use-of-hardened-bone-cement-as-an-impaction-grafting-extender-for-revision-hip-arthroplasty
#9
Mark Ruddy, David P FitzPatrick, Kenneth T Stanton
Impaction bone grafting is a method of restoring bone stock to patients who have suffered significant bone loss due to revision total hip surgery. The procedure requires morsellised cancellous bone (MCB) to be impacted into the site of bone loss in order to stabilise the prosthesis with the aim of long term resorption and reintegration of the impacted bone graft. Due to financial cost and the potential to transmit disease, the use of supplementary material, known as an extender, is frequently used to increase the graft material volume...
November 13, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144799/parathyroid-function-after-total-thyroidectomy-a-randomized-clinical-trial-concerning-the-influence-of-the-surgical-technique
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Theodossis S Papavramidis, Olympia Anastasiou, Ioannis Pliakos, George Kotsovolis, Stavros Panidis, Antonios Michalopoulos
Background Thyroidectomy impairs parathyroid function, even if it does not necessarily lead to postoperative clinical hypocalcaemia. This study is prospective and evaluates the PTH function in non-clinically symptomatic patients after total thyroidectomy performed by two different techniques. Materials and Methods Prospective randomized clinical trial including 269 patients undergoing classic (group A) or harmonic scalpel (group B) total thyroidectomy. Preoperatively and at 48 hours biochemical analysis was performed...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143481/decisional-regret-and-choice-of-breast-reconstruction-following-mastectomy-for-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Kathy Flitcroft, Meagan Brennan, Andrew Spillane
OBJECTIVE: Women facing mastectomy for breast cancer should have the option of considering whether they would like breast reconstruction (BR), and if so, what type and when. Previous research has demonstrated some women will come to regret their decision about BR. We aim to summarise the evidence about the prevalence of decisional regret (DR) associated with BR choices and identify factors influencing vulnerability to DR. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature reporting BR-related DR published between January 1994 and February 2017 identified 254 initial search results...
November 16, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143306/long-term-evaluation-of-painful-symptoms-and-fertility-after-surgery-for-large-rectovaginal-endometriosis-nodule-a-retrospective-study
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Nicolas Bourdel, Aurélie Comptour, Paméla Bouchet, Anne-Sophie Gremeau, Jean-Luc Pouly, Karem Slim, Bruno Pereira, Michel Canis
Optimal surgical treatment of rectovaginal endometriosis remains a controversial topic. The objective of this study was to evaluate long term postoperative outcomes after rectal shaving or colorectal resection for rectovaginal endometriosis MATERIAL AND METHODS: 195 patients underwent surgery (172 managed by shaving, 23 by colorectal resection) between January 2000 and June 2013 for rectovaginal endometriosis (>2cm) involving at least the serosa of the rectum. Primary outcome measures were pain and fertility...
November 15, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142655/maxillary-sinus-floor-augmentation-a-review-of-selected-treatment-modalities
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REVIEW
Thomas Starch-Jensen, Janek Dalsgaard Jensen
Objectives: The objective of the present study is to present the current best evidence for enhancement of the vertical alveolar bone height and oral rehabilitation of the atrophic posterior maxilla with dental implants and propose some evidence-based treatment guidelines. Material and Methods: A comprehensive review of the English literature including MEDLINE (PubMed), Embase and Cochrane Library search was conducted assessing the final implant treatment outcome after oral rehabilitation of the atrophic posterior maxilla with dental implants...
July 2017: Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142619/the-formation-of-extragraft-bone-bridging-after-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-a-finite-element-analysis
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Shin Won Kwon, Chi Heon Kim, Chun Kee Chung, Tae Hyun Park, Su Heon Woo, Sung-Jae Lee, Seung Heon Yang
Objective: In addition to bone bridging inside a cage or graft (intragraft bone bridging, InGBB), extragraft bone bridging (ExGBB) is commonly observed after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with a stand-alone cage. However, solid bony fusion without the formation of ExGBB might be a desirable condition. We hypothesized that an insufficient contact area for InGBB might be a causative factor for ExGBB. The objective was to determine the minimal area of InGBB by finite element analysis...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140862/retroprosthetic-membrane-formation-in-boston-keratoprosthesis-a-case-control-matched-comparison-of-titanium-versus-pmma-backplate
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Rushi K Talati, Joelle A Hallak, Faris I Karas, Jose de la Cruz, M Soledad Cortina
PURPOSE: Retroprosthetic membrane (RPM) formation is the most common complication after Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis (KPro) implantation. It affects visual acuity and can predispose to corneal melt. Two KPro backplate materials are available: titanium and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). This study investigates the influence of the KPro backplate material on visually significant RPM formation. METHODS: A retrospective case-control-matched study involving 40 patients; 20 eyes implanted with a titanium backplate KPro were case-matched with 20 eyes implanted with a PMMA backplate KPro between 2007 and 2015 with 1-year minimum follow-up...
November 14, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139176/costs-of-an-ostomy-self-management-training-program-for-cancer-survivors
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Mark C Hornbrook, Martha D Cobb, Nancy J Tallman, Janice Colwell, Ruth McCorkle, Elizabeth Ercolano, Marcia Grant, Virginia Sun, Christopher S Wendel, Judith H Hibbard, Robert S Krouse
OBJECTIVE: To measure incremental expenses to an oncologic surgical practice for delivering a community-based, ostomy nurse-led, small-group, behavior skills-training intervention to help bladder and colorectal cancer survivors understand and adjust to their ostomies and improve their health-related quality of life, as well as assist family caregivers to understand survivors' needs and provide appropriate supportive care. METHODS: The intervention was a five-session group behavior skills training in ostomy self-management following the principles of the Chronic Care Model...
November 14, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138890/role-of-rapid-kv-switching-dual-energy-ct-in-assessment-of-post-surgical-local-recurrence-of-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
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Anushri Parakh, Manuel Patino, Daniela Muenzel, Avinash Kambadakone, Dushyant V Sahani
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the performance of material-specific iodine (MS-I) images generated by rapid kV-switching single-source dual-energy computed tomography (rsDECT) for distinguishing post-operative changes from local tumor recurrence in patients on follow-up for pancreatic adenocarcinoma after surgical resection. METHODS: In this IRB-approved HIPPA-compliant study, retrospective review of 51 patients who underwent surgical resection of pancreatic adenocarcinoma was conducted and were followed up using contrast-enhanced rsDECT (Discovery CT 750HD, GE Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI)...
November 14, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137676/a-medium-invasiveness-multi-level-patient-s-specific-template-for-pedicle-screw-placement-in-the-scoliosis-surgery
#18
Farhad Azimifar, Kamran Hassani, Amir Hossein Saveh, Farhad Tabatabai Ghomsheh
BACKGROUND: Several methods including free-hand technique, fluoroscopic guidance, image-guided navigation, computer-assisted surgery system, robotic platform and patient's specific templates are being used for pedicle screw placement. These methods have screw misplacements and are not always easy to be applied. Furthermore, it is necessary to expose completely a large portions of the spine in order to access fit entirely around the vertebrae. METHODS: In this study, a multi-level patient's specific template with medium invasiveness was proposed for pedicle screw placement in the scoliosis surgery...
November 14, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137551/environmental-manipulations-as-an-effective-alternative-treatment-to-reduce-endometriosis-progression
#19
Annelyn Torres-Reverón, Leslie L Rivera, Idhaliz Flores, Caroline B Appleyard
Treatments for endometriosis include pharmacological or surgical procedures that produce significant side effects. We aimed to determine how environmental enrichment (EE) could impact the progression of endometriosis using the autotransplantation rat model. Female rats were exposed to EE (endo-EE: toys and nesting materials, 4 rats per cage, larger area enclosure) or no enrichment (endo-NE: 2 rats per cage) starting on postnatal day 21. After 8 weeks, sham surgery or surgical endometriosis was induced by suturing uterine horn tissue next to the intestinal mesentery, then allowed to progress for 60 days during which EE or NE continued...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137498/core-needle-biopsy-of-thyroid-nodules-outcomes-and-safety-from-a-large-single-center-single-operator-study
#20
Jooae Choe, Jung Hwan Baek, Hye Sun Park, Young Jun Choi, Jeong Hyun Lee
Background There currently remains a debate over the use of core needle biopsy (CNB) or fine needle aspiration (FNA) for diagnosis of thyroid nodules. The major drawbacks of previous CNB studies include heterogeneity of the study population, variable techniques, devices, and operator experience affecting the outcome of the procedure. Purpose To assess the diagnostic performance and safety of CNB of thyroid nodules performed by a single experienced operator in consecutive patients. Material and Methods From January 2012 to December 2012, 538 thyroid nodules that underwent CNB were retrospectively evaluated...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
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