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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444543/cost-analysis-of-incisional-hernia-repair-with-synthetic-mesh-and-biological-mesh-an-italian-study
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Sabrina Rampado, Andrea Geron, Giovanni Pirozzolo, Angelica Ganss, Elisa Pizzolato, Romeo Bardini
Repair of an incisional hernia (IH) generates costs on several levels and domains of society. The aim of this study was to make a complete cost analysis of incisional hernia repair (IHR) with synthetic and biological mesh and to compare it with financial reimbursement. Patients were grouped into three levels to determine the complexity of their care, and hence, the costs involved. Group 1 included patients without comorbidities, who underwent a "standard" incisional hernia repair (SIHR), with synthetic mesh...
April 25, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442143/polypropylene-mesh-seeded-with-fibroblasts-a-new-approach-for-the-repair-of-abdominal-wall-defects-in-rats
#2
A Mohsina, Naveen Kumar, A K Sharma, Sameer Shrivastava, Dayamon D Mathew, V Remya, Sonal, S K Maiti, Kiranjeet Singh, K P Singh
PURPOSE: The purpose of study was to develop bioengineered scaffolds by seeding primary mouse embryo fibroblast cells (p-MEF) on polypropylene mesh and to test its efficacy for the repair of abdominal wall defects in rats. METHODS: The study was conducted on 18 clinically healthy adult Wistar rats of either sex. The animals were randomly divided into two equal groups having nine animals in each group. In both the groups a 20mm×20mm size full thickness muscle defect was created under xylazine and ketamine anesthesia in the mid-ventral abdominal wall...
April 17, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425679/soft-interactions-and-volume-exclusion-by-polymeric-crowders-can-stabilize-or-destabilize-transient-structure-in-disordered-proteins-depending-on-polymer-concentration
#3
Farai I Rusinga, David D Weis
The effects of macromolecular crowding on the transient structure of intrinsically disordered proteins is not well-understood. Crowding by biological molecules inside cells could modulate transient structure and alter IDP function. Volume exclusion theory and observations of structured proteins suggest that IDP transient structure would be stabilized by macromolecular crowding. Amide hydrogen exchange (HX) of IDPs in highly concentrated polymer solutions would provide valuable insights into IDP transient structure under crowded conditions...
April 20, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423132/repair-of-penetrating-pericardial-and-diaphragmatic-injury-with-cormatrix%C3%A2-patch-in-a-case-of-suicide-attempt
#4
Federica Jiritano, Carlo Garrasi, Lucia Cristodoro, Egidio Bevacqua, Pasquale Mastroroberto
The authors report the case of a suicide attempt. A 59-year-old man with self-inflicted penetrating chest trauma underwent emergency cardiothoracic surgery. Pre-operative computed tomography scan showed critical proximity between the blade and the right ventricle. Intraoperative findings showed a pericardial laceration and a huge diaphragmatic lesion with heart and abdominal organs integrity. The diaphragm muscle was repaired with a CorMatrix® patch, an acceptable alternative to the traditional synthetic mesh avoiding infection and repeated herniation...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414571/the-novel-technique-of-transabdominal-preperitoneal-hernioplasty-herniorrhaphy-for-direct-inguinal-hernia-suture-repair-of-hernia-defect-wall
#5
Sung Ryul Lee, Sung-Soo Park
BACKGROUND: Conventional laparoscopic surgeries of direct inguinal hernia include two methods, transabdominal preperitoneal hernioplasty (TAPP) and totally extraperitoneal hernioplasty. Both methods are performed using synthetic mesh without suturing the hernia defect and require extensive mesh coverage for not only Hesselbach's triangle but also indirect ring. For minimally invasive operation, suture of direct hernia defect was devised and performed. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of defect wall suture of laparoscopic herniorrhaphy for direct inguinal hernia patients...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413126/consensus-statement-of-the-european-urology-association-and-the-european-urogynaecological-association-on-the-use-of-implanted-materials-for-treating-pelvic-organ-prolapse-and-stress-urinary-incontinence
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REVIEW
Christopher R Chapple, Francisco Cruz, Xavier Deffieux, Alfredo L Milani, Salvador Arlandis, Walter Artibani, Ricarda M Bauer, Fiona Burkhard, Linda Cardozo, David Castro-Diaz, Jean Nicolas Cornu, Jan Deprest, Alfons Gunnemann, Maria Gyhagen, John Heesakkers, Heinz Koelbl, Sheila MacNeil, Gert Naumann, Jan-Paul W R Roovers, Stefano Salvatore, Karl-Dietrich Sievert, Tufan Tarcan, Frank Van der Aa, Francesco Montorsi, Manfred Wirth, Mohamed Abdel-Fattah
CONTEXT: Surgical nonautologous meshes have been used for several decades to repair abdominal wall herniae. Implantable materials have been adopted for the treatment of female and male stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and female pelvic organ prolapse (POP). OBJECTIVE: A consensus review of existing data based on published meta-analyses and reviews. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: This document summarises the deliberations of a consensus group meeting convened by the European Association of Urology (EAU) and the European Urogynecological Association, to explore the current evidence relating to the use of polypropylene (PP) materials used for the treatment of SUI and POP, with reference to the 2016 EAU guidelines (European Association of Urology 2016), the European Commission's SCENIHR report on the use of surgical meshes (SCENIHR 2015), other available high-quality evidence, guidelines, and national recommendations...
April 13, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400698/laparoscopic-rectopexy-with-urinary-bladder-xenograft-reinforcement
#7
Aradhana Mehta, Rami Afshar, David L Warner, Amy Gardner, Ellen Ackerman, Jared Brandt, Kent C Sasse
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Rectal prolapse is often repaired laparoscopically, frequently with the use of reinforcement material. Both synthetic and biologically derived materials reduce recurrence rate compared to primary suture repair. Synthetic mesh introduces potential complications such as mesh erosion, fibrosis, and infection. Urinary bladder matrix (UBM) represents a biologically derived material for reinforcement of rectal prolapse repair with the potential to improve durability without risks of synthetic materials...
January 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396955/crura-augmentation-with-bio-a-%C3%A2-mesh-for-laparoscopic-repair-of-hiatal-hernia-single-institution-experience-with-100-consecutive-patients
#8
E Asti, A Sironi, G Bonitta, A Lovece, P Milito, L Bonavina
BACKGROUND: The potential utility of both non-absorbable and absorbable meshes to reinforce the esophageal hiatus and prevent recurrent hernia has been investigated in observational studies and a few randomized clinical trials. Use of absorbable mesh has been associated with lesser side-effects, but the long-term safety and effectiveness are still debated. This rather scanty clinical evidence is due to heterogeneity and bias regarding the type of mesh and operation used, the modalities of follow-up, and the reporting of objective results...
April 10, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391928/the-application-of-iron-mesh-double-layer-as-anode-for-the-electrochemical-treatment-of-reactive-black-5-dye
#9
Wei Tze Mook, Mohammed A Ajeel, Mohamed Kheireddine Aroua, Małgorzata Szlachta
In this work a novel anode configuration consisting of an iron mesh double layer is proposed for the electrochemical treatment of wastewater. The removal of Reactive Black 5 dye (RB5) from synthetic contaminated water was used as a model system. At a constant anode surface area, identical process operating parameters and batch process mode, the iron mesh double layer electrode showed better performance compared to the conventional single layer iron mesh. The double layer electrode was characterized by RB5 and chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal efficiency of 98...
April 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386697/postoperative-changes-after-surgical-mesh-hernia-repair-a-pitfall-in-interpretation-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct
#10
T Davidson, E Klang, E Goshen, J Goldstein, M Khaikin, B Chikman, S Ben-Haim
OBJECTIVE: A number of case reports have demonstrated FDG uptake around mesh prostheses after hernia repair surgery. This study characterizes FDG PET-CT findings after hernia repair with synthetic mesh in a series of cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: FDG PET-CT studies were reviewed for increased FDG uptake consistent with CT appearances of post-surgical hernia repair in cancer patients. The findings were correlated with clinical data and follow-up studies...
April 6, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385111/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-treatment-of-mesh-infection-after-abdominal-surgery-long-term-results-and-patient-reported-outcome
#11
S Nobaek, P Rogmark, U Petersson
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Treatment of synthetic mesh infections has previously often resulted in mesh explantation. Negative pressure wound therapy has been used in these situations with encouraging results. The aims of this study were to evaluate wound healing, mesh preservation, and patient-reported outcome after negative pressure wound therapy of mesh infections. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Medical records of patients treated with negative pressure wound therapy for mesh infection and age-matched mesh-operated controls without postoperative complications were scrutinized in a retrospective study...
April 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371010/laparoscopic-ventral-rectopexy-for-rectal-prolapse-and-rectal-intussusception-using-a-biological-mesh
#12
Sinan Albayati, Matthew J Morgan, Catherine E Turner
AIM: Laparoscopic ventral rectopexy (LVR) is a nerve sparing technique for the treatment of rectal prolapse. Concerns about the use of synthetic meshes in the pelvis and the associated risk of erosion have led to the recent use of biological meshes in some colorectal units. This retrospective study aims to assess the outcomes of patients undergoing LVR using a non-cross-linked non-dermal biological mesh. METHODS: Medical notes of all patients who underwent LVR between December 2011 and May 2014 were reviewed...
March 29, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370305/teaching-mid-urethral-sling-surgery-to-residents-impact-on-operative-time-and-postoperative-outcomes
#13
Ali-Reza Sharif-Afshar, Lauren N Wood, Catherine Bresee, Colby P Souders, Bruno S Gross, Eugene Shkolyar, Jennifer T Anger, Karyn S Eilber
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of resident teaching on outcomes of mid-urethral sling surgery. METHODS: A retrospective review of female patients who underwent an outpatient transobturator (TOT) synthetic mid-urethral sling procedure with and without concomitant prolapse repair by two surgeons (JA, KE) in a tertiary female pelvic medicine practice was performed. Total procedure time (TPT = time from incision to closure including sling placement and any prolapse procedure), estimated blood loss (EBL), and postoperative complications including urinary retention, mesh exposure, reoperation, vaginal bleeding, and leg pain were compared between cases with and without the presence of a resident...
March 31, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364153/comparative-study-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-synthetic-surgical-glue-for-mesh-fixation-in-ventral-rectopexy
#14
Raquel Kelner Silveira, Sophie Domingie, Sylvain Kirzin, Djalma Agripino de Melo Filho, Guillaume Portier
BACKGROUND: Ventral mesh rectopexy (VMR) is a surgical option to treat rectal prolapse with pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD). Using synthetic surgical glue to fix the mesh to the anterior rectal wall after ventral dissection could be advantageous in comparison with sutured or stapled fixation. This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of synthetic surgical glue for mesh fixation compared with suture mesh fixation in VMR. METHODS: This observational cohort study is a retrospective analysis conducted in a University Hospital Pelvic Surgery Center...
March 31, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349130/design-strategies-and-applications-of-biomaterials-and-devices-for-hernia-repair
#15
Surge Kalaba, Ethan Gerhard, Joshua S Winder, Eric M Pauli, Randy S Haluck, Jian Yang
Hernia repair is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures worldwide, with a multi-billion dollar global market. Implant design remains a critical challenge for the successful repair and prevention of recurrent hernias, and despite significant progress, there is no ideal mesh for every surgery. This review summarizes the evolution of prostheses design toward successful hernia repair beginning with a description of the anatomy of the disease and the classifications of hernias. Next, the major milestones in implant design are discussed...
September 2016: Bioactive Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299927/supramolecular-hydrogels-based-on-dna-self-assembly
#16
Yu Shao, Haoyang Jia, Tianyang Cao, Dongsheng Liu
Extracellular matrix (ECM) provides essential supports three dimensionally to the cells in living organs, including mechanical support and signal, nutrition, oxygen, and waste transportation. Thus, using hydrogels to mimic its function has attracted much attention in recent years, especially in tissue engineering, cell biology, and drug screening. However, a hydrogel system that can merit all parameters of the natural ECM is still a challenge. In the past decade, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) has arisen as an outstanding building material for the hydrogels, as it has unique properties compared to most synthetic or natural polymers, such as sequence designability, precise recognition, structural rigidity, and minimal toxicity...
March 16, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280694/effectiveness-and-versatility-of-biological-prosthesis-in-transplanted-patients
#17
Giovanni Vennarecci, Gianluca Mascianà, Edoardo De Werra, Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, Daniele Ferraro, Mirco Burocchi, Giovanni Tortorelli, Nicola Guglielmo, Giuseppe Maria Ettorre
AIM: To emphasize the effectiveness and versatility of prosthesis, and good tolerance by patients with incisional hernia (IH). METHODS: From December 2001 to February 2016, 270 liver transplantations were performed at San Camillo Hospital. IH occurred in 78 patients (28.8%). IH usually appeared early within the first year post-orthotopic liver transplantation. In the first era, fascial defect was repaired by primary closure for defects smaller than 2.5 cm or with synthetic mesh for greater defects...
February 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277472/transvaginal-repair-of-complex-rectovaginal-fistulas-using-the-porcine-urinary-bladder-matrix-as-an-augmenting-graft
#18
Hemikaa Devakumar, Neeraja Chandrasekaran, Alexandriah Alas, Laura Martin, G Willy Davila, Eric Hurtado
BACKGROUND: After the US Food and Drug Administration issued a safety warning concerning vaginal mesh implants in 2008, their use in correction of pelvic floor defects have decreased in the United States (http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm479732.htm). However, we are still treating patients who have had complications associated with their use, rectovaginal fistulas (RVFs) being one of them. Rectovaginal fistulas are considered complex if greater than 2.5 cm, recurrent, associated with inflammatory bowel disease, or if they are proximal in location...
May 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267602/management-of-urinary-incontinence-following-sub-urethral-sling-removal
#19
Nirmish Singla, Himanshu Aggarwal, Jeannine Foster, Feras Alhalabi, Gary E Lemack, Philippe E Zimmern
PURPOSE: To evaluate urinary incontinence outcomes following synthetic sub-urethral sling removal (SSR) in women. METHODS: We reviewed a prospectively-maintained database of 360 consecutive women who underwent transvaginal SSR from 2005-2015. We excluded patients with neurogenic bladder, non-synthetic or multiple slings, prior mesh for prolapse, concomitant surgery during sling excision, urethral erosion or fistula, post-operative retention, or <6 months follow-up...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266818/update-on-complications-of-synthetic-suburethral-slings
#20
Cristiano Mendes Gomes, Fabrício Leite Carvalho, Carlos Henrique Suzuki Bellucci, Thiago Souto Hemerly, Fábio Baracat, Jose de Bessa, Miguel Srougi, Homero Bruschini
Synthetic suburethral slings have become the most widely used technique for the surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence. Despite its high success rates, significant complications have been reported including bleeding, urethral or bladder injury, urethral or bladder mesh erosion, intestinal perforation, vaginal extrusion of mesh, urinary tract infection, pain, urinary urgency and bladder outlet obstruction. Recent warnings from important regulatory agencies worldwide concerning safety issues of the use of mesh for urogynecological reconstruction have had a strong impact on patients as well as surgeons and manufacturers...
March 7, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
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