Read by QxMD icon Read

Gel augmentation

Jaewoo Kim, Hak Chang, Ji-Ung Park
INTRODUCTION: We describe the first case of a patient who received AQUAfilling® gel (Biomedica, Prague, Czech Republic) after augmentation with Poly Implant Prothèse® (PIP) breast implants and later developed breast deformity with bilateral implant rupture. CASE REPORT: A 49-year-old Korean female patient who received breast augmentation with PIP implants 18 years ago and subsequent insertion of AQUAfilling® gel 1 year ago visited our center with a chief complaint of pain and decreased implant sizes in both breasts...
October 4, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Syed Nasir Abbas Bukhari, Nur Liyana Roswandi, Muhammad Waqas, Haroon Habib, Fahad Hussain, Shahzeb Khan, Muhammad Sohail, Nor Amlizan Ramli, Hnin Ei Thu, Zahid Hussain
Hyaluronic acid (HA) plays multifaceted role in regulating the various biological processes such as skin repairmen, diagnosis of cancer, wound healing, tissue regeneration, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulation. Owing to its remarkable biomedical and tissue regeneration potential, HA has been numerously employed as one of the imperative components of the cosmetic and nutricosmetic products. The present review aims to summarize and critically appraise recent developments and clinical investigations on cosmetic and nutricosmetic efficacy of HA for skin rejuvenation...
October 1, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Laura J Leslie, Yezen Sheena, Duncan Et Shepherd, Amir Ismail, Stephen N Kukureka, Vik Vijh
Breast augmentation using implants is the most common aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgical procedure. Complications such as implant rupture maybe related to surgical technique and damage to the implant. Autologous fat transfer (lipofilling) using metallic cannulae has become a standard adjunctive, yet there is little evidence on lipofilling safety in the presence of implants. The aims of this study are to verify the effects of different cannulae and to quantify the forces applied by surgeons during lipofilling...
October 4, 2018: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
Edward I Chang, Dennis C Hammond
Breast implants have been shadowed in controversy since their introduction to the market; however, they represent a multi-million dollar industry and play a critical role both for cosmetic augmentation and enhancement and for reconstruction following treatment for cancer. With advancements in technology, breast implants have evolved tremendously over the years. Further, with the cessation of the FDA implemented moratorium on silicone, the use of silicone implants has grown exponentially over the years. Novel designs in the outer shell, breast implant fill particularly the cohesivity of the silicone gel, texturing of the outer shell, and the shape and projection of breast implants have produced a broad array of implants that can be employed by plastic and reconstructive surgeons to maximize outcomes for patients...
October 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Khashayar Mohebali, Roger N Wixtrom
The engineering of breast implants for both augmentation and reconstruction is centered on facilitating optimal aesthetic results pleasing to the patient, while minimizing both short- and long-term complications. Some of the key individual design elements that have been the primary focus over time have included gel cohesivity, shell thickness, shell surface, and implant gel fill. A review of these separate elements points to the potential benefits of increased focus on a combined overall performance perspective for engineering of new implants as exemplified in the recently introduced MemoryGel Xtra Breast Implants...
October 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Irina Khripun, Sergey Vorobyev, Igor Belousov, Michel Kogan, Michael Zitzmann
Effects of testosterone (T) on the cardiovascular system of men remain controversial. The impact of T-replacement therapy (TRT) in men with functional hypogonadism and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has to be elucidated. This study included 80 men (mean age 51.5 ± 6.3 years) with newly diagnosed T2DM (according to ADA criteria) and functional hypogonadism (according to EAU criteria). Randomization: Group1 (n = 40): TRT using 1%-transdermal T-gel (50 mg/day), Group2 (n = 40) no TRT (controls)...
September 20, 2018: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
Elena Fedyakova, Ander Pino, Lidiya Kogan, Charusa Eganova, María Troya, Eduardo Anitua
BACKGROUND: The aging process affects all organs of the body, but the skin is the most visible indicator with a great psychosocial impact. As a consequence, many skin anti-aging strategies have been developed to minimize, postpone, and even reverse the aging process. Growth factors have been widely studied in skin wound healing as these polypeptides play an essential role in the complex process of tissue regeneration. Recently, a novel 3D injectable gel based on the autologous technology platelet rich in growth factor has been described...
September 8, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Mark L Jewell, Michael C Edwards, Diane K Murphy, Andrew Schumacher
Background: Women with breast implants may have concerns about their ability to successfully breastfeed. The Breast Implant Follow-up Study (BIFS-001) is a large, 10-year observational study evaluating the performance and safety of Natrelle ® round silicone-gel filled breast implants. Objectives: This analysis compares lactation outcomes in women enrolled in BIFS-001 who gave birth after undergoing primary augmentation with Natrelle round silicone implants or saline implants...
August 27, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Hyeong Guk Jeong, Sun Tae Ahn, Jong Wook Kim, Kyung Keun Seo, Dong Soo Lee, Hong Sun Uh, Je Jong Kim, Du Geon Moon
INTRODUCTION: Glans penis augmentation (GPA) using hyaluronic acid (HA) gel has been developed for treating premature ejaculation (PE) with penile hypersensitivity. The injected HA filler creates a barrier that reduces the tactile stimuli to the hypersensitive dorsal nerve. Although the HA filler is biodegradable and is believed to not cause permanent loss of sexual function, the current International Society for Sexual Medicine guideline for PE does not recommend this procedure owing to concerns regarding sexual dysfunction...
August 2, 2018: Sexual Medicine
Reza Jafari, Naime Majidi Zolbanin, Jafar Majidi, Fatemeh Atyabi, Mehdi Yousefi, Farhad Jadidi-Niaragh, Leili Aghebati-Maleki, Dariush Shanehbandi, Mohammad-Sadegh Soltani Zangbar, Houshang Rafatpanah
Background: Targeted co-delivery of siRNA and a chemotherapeutic drug is an attractive approach to cancer drug design and treatment. This study was carried out to design an anti-Mucin 1 aptamer (Apt)-conjugated chitosan nanoparticle (NP) for targeted co-delivery of insulin-like growth factor receptor 1 (IGF-1R) siRNA and docetaxel (DTX) to SKBR3 cells. Methods: Characterization of nano-drugs, cellular uptake of NPs, cell viability, and gene expression studies were evaluated based on metastatic breast cancer cells...
July 25, 2018: Iranian Biomedical Journal
Charles Randquist, Yong Chen Por, Vincent Yeow, Joy Maglambayan, Susan Simonyi
Background: This analysis presents patient-reported outcomes of breast augmentation procedures performed in Singapore using an inframammary fold incision and the "5 Ps" best practice principles for breast augmentation. These data are the first of their kind in Southeast Asian patients. Methods: Through a retrospective chart review, patients who underwent primary breast augmentation with anatomical form-stable silicone gel breast implants using an inframammary fold incision were followed for ≥6 months postoperatively...
July 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Adrienne E Campbell-Washburn, Toby Rogers, Annette M Stine, Jaffar M Khan, Rajiv Ramasawmy, William H Schenke, Delaney R McGuirt, Jonathan R Mazal, Laurie P Grant, Elena K Grant, Daniel A Herzka, Robert J Lederman
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) fluoroscopy allows for simultaneous measurement of cardiac function, flow and chamber pressure during diagnostic heart catheterization. To date, commercial metallic guidewires were considered contraindicated during CMR fluoroscopy due to concerns over radiofrequency (RF)-induced heating. The inability to use metallic guidewires hampers catheter navigation in patients with challenging anatomy. Here we use low specific absorption rate (SAR) imaging from gradient echo spiral acquisitions and a commercial nitinol guidewire for CMR fluoroscopy right heart catheterization in patients...
June 21, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Kamran Efendioglu, Ersin Aksam, Berrak Aksam, Murat Tuzuner, Hakan Gence
BACKGROUND: Breast ptosis is an inevitable consequence of gravity and time. Every breast tends to become ptotic in different shapes and degrees. Many surgical techniques were described to solve this problematic issue. The aim of this article is to describe a mastopexy technique used for grades 1 to 2 ptosis, "tuck-in" mastopexy technique. METHODS: Keyhole pattern was used for skin markings. All the planned skin excision areas were de-epithelialized. Breast mound was elevated as a 1-piece flap with extensive subglandular dissection...
September 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Aaron C Van Slyke, Michael Carr, Nicholas J Carr
BACKGROUND: Augmentation mammaplasty is the most common aesthetic procedure. Textured implants control implant position and have improved capsular contracture rates; however, the impact of texturing on longevity and clinical findings at explantation is unclear. METHODS: All cases of explantation between January of 2005 and April of 2017 from an aesthetic practice were reviewed retrospectively. Patient demographics, implant characteristics, time to explantation, and clinical presentation and intraoperative findings at explantation were analyzed...
September 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Kevin Gillmann, Kaweh Mansouri, Giorgio E Bravetti, André Mermoud
INTRODUCTION: In recent years microinvasive glaucoma surgery has risen in popularity. Among microinvasive glaucoma surgery options is the XEN gel stent (Allergan Plc, Dublin, Ireland), a 45 μm wide ab-interno microstent. It has proven effective in lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) with low complication rates. However, XEN gel stents can become obstructed and cause postoperative rise in IOP. The causes and predicting factors for such obstructions still requires further research. CASE REPORT: We describe the case of a 69-year-old male patient, with traumatic glaucoma and chronic intraocular inflammation showed by laser flare photometry, following childhood trauma and anterior segment surgery...
August 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Ayumi Kida, Takayuki Ikeda, Hiroki Seto, Yasuhiro Iida
 Only 4 classes of antifungal agents comprising 9 compounds are effective against deep mycosis in Japan, and it has been difficult to develop new antifungal specific agents. Micafungin, which has been used as an antifungal agent since 2002, inhibits β-1,3-glucan synthesis in fungal cell walls, thereby killing yeast and filamentous fungi with no septum. In this study, we constructed a pYES2-BGL2 vector to overexpress β-1,3-glucanase (BGL2) in yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae INVSc1) and evaluated the synergy between BGL2 overexpression and conventional antifungal agents...
2018: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
D M Varma, H A Lin, R G Long, G T Gold, A C Hecht, J C Iatridis, S B Nicoll
Back and neck pain are commonly associated with intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration. Structural augmentation of diseased nucleus pulposus (NP) tissue with biomaterials could restore degeneration-related IVD height loss and degraded biomechanical behaviors; however, effective NP replacement biomaterials are not commercially available. This study developed a novel, crosslinked, dual-polymer network (DPN) hydrogel comprised of methacrylated carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and methylcellulose (MC), and used in vitro, in situ and in vivo testing to assess its efficacy as an injectable, in situ gelling, biocompatible material that matches native NP properties and restores IVD biomechanical behaviors...
May 30, 2018: European Cells & Materials
Yao Yao, Junrong Cai, Pan Zhang, Yunjun Liao, Yi Yuan, Ziqing Dong, Feng Lu
BACKGROUND: The clinical outcomes of fat grafting vary and are technique-dependent. Stromal vascular fraction (SVF) gel is a novel, mechanically processed fat product with high concentrations of adipose tissue-derived stem cells and other SVF cells. This study evaluated the volumization and rejuvenation effects of SVF-gel. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the volumization and rejuvenation effects of SVF-gel. METHODS: This retrospective, single-center study included 126 patients who underwent SVF-gel grafting and 78 who underwent conventional lipoinjection for various indications from March 2015 to February 2017...
October 2018: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Monika Dhote, Anil Kumar, Anjana Jajoo, Asha Juwarkar
A 90 days greenhouse experiment was conducted for evaluation of soil microbial diversity in different treatments of rhizospheric and nonrhizospheric oil sludge contaminated soil. Various pot treatments (T1-T5) were as follows: 2% oil sludge contaminated soil was considered as control (T1); augmentation of control with preadapted microbial consortium was T2; addition of Vetiver zizanioide to control was T3; bioaugmentation of control along with V. zizanioide was T4; and bioaugmentation with V. zizanioide and bulking agent was T5...
July 3, 2018: International Journal of Phytoremediation
Rikiya Baba, Tomohiro Onodera, Masatake Matsuoka, Kazutoshi Hontani, Zenta Joutoku, Shinji Matsubara, Kentaro Homan, Norimasa Iwasaki
BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment for a medium- or large-sized cartilage lesion is still controversial. Since an ultrapurified alginate (UPAL) gel enhances cartilage repair in animal models, this material is expected to improve the efficacy of the current treatment strategies for cartilage lesions. HYPOTHESIS: The bone marrow stimulation technique (BMST) augmented by UPAL gel can induce hyaline-like cartilage repair. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
July 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"