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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237152/patient-comfort-and-visual-outcomes-of-mini-scleral-contact-lenses
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Peng Yan, Mustafa Kapasi, Ronan Conlon, Joshua C Teichman, Season Yeung, Yelin Yang, Setareh Ziai, Kashif Baig
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate short-term visual outcome, patient acceptance, and tolerance of mini-scleral contact lenses (SCLs) in the management of various corneal pathologies. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-two patients (40 eyes) who received mini-SCLs. METHODS: Single-centre retrospective case series, between February 2010 and January 2013, of 32 patients (40 eyes) with various corneal pathologies who were offered either Maxim 5R, Maxim 7, or Maxim 7 × 11 mini-SCLs for nonsurgical optimization of visual correction...
February 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229851/-skeletal-anchorage-in-the-past-today-and-tomorrow
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Birte Melsen, Michel Dalstra
INTRODUCTION: Skeletal anchorage was not introduced as an alternative to conventional anchorage modalities. The first skeletal anchorage was a ligature through a hole in the infrazygomatic crest. This was replaced by surgical screws and finally the TADs, which were optimized with respect to the material and morphology, were developed. A bracket-like head allows for the use of the mini-implant as indirect anchorage, but should not be a tool for lost control resulting from badly planned biomechanics or failing compliance...
March 2017: L' Orthodontie Française
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217220/identification-and-management-of-right-ventricular-perforation-using-pacemaker-and-cardioverter-defibrillator-leads-a-case-series-and-mini-review
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Mohammad Ali Akbarzadeh, Reza Mollazadeh, Salma Sefidbakht, Soraya Shahrzad, Negar Bahrololoumi Bafruee
Right ventricular perforation is a rare but serious complication of permanent pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation, with a reported prevalence rate of 0.1-6%. Generally, there is a high incidence of asymptomatic lead perforation with otherwise normal function. Some patients present with a stabbing chest pain and shortness of breath or pacemaker malfunction. However, in some cases, tamponade or adjacent tissue injury may be seen. The exact risk factors for lead perforation are not yet clear...
February 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213949/peri-implant-bone-remodeling-at-the-interface-of-three-different-implant-types-a-histomorphometric-study-in-mini-pigs
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Wenjuan Zhou, Sonja Kuderer, Zhonghao Liu, Christian Ulm, Xiaohui Rausch-Fan, Stefan Tangl
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to perform a histomorphometric evaluation of the healing characteristics and jawbone remodeling processes in the peri-implant bone tissue of three commonly used implant surfaces, during the early weeks of osseointegration. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Dental implants with three different surfaces (anodically modified, hydroxyapatite (HA)-coated and machined) were inserted into the mandibular side-tooth region of twelve adult mini-pigs...
February 18, 2017: Clinical Oral Implants Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212452/bone-to-implant-contact-and-new-bone-formation-within-human-freeze-dried-bone-blocks-grafted-over-rabbit-calvaria
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Zvi Artzi, Karen Anavi-Lev, Avital Kozlovsky, Liat Chaushu, Frank Schwarz, Haim Tal
PURPOSE: To assess the extent of osseointegration with rough-surface implants and new bone formation (NBF) within human freeze-dried bone blocks (h-FDB) grafted over rabbit calvaria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 18 rectangular h-FDB blocks were stabilized bilaterally to the calvaria of nine New Zealand rabbits by two mini titanium screws each. A total of 18 rough-surface implants (5.0 × 6.0-mm) were placed, 9 simultaneously (immediate placement [IP]) on one side and 9 at 3 months after block grafting (delayed placement [DP]) on the contralateral side...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209379/endocultivation-continuous-application-of-rhbmp-2-via-mini-osmotic-pumps-to-induce-bone-formation-at-extraskeletal-sites
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B E Beck-Broichsitter, S T Becker, H Seitz, J Wiltfang, P H Warnke
The continuous presence of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP-2) inside a scaffold may be crucial to the outcome in bone tissue engineering. This study investigated whether the release of the growth factor rhBMP-2 via different continuous application schemes influences histomorphological aspects of the hard and soft tissues induced. Three-dimensionally printed hydroxyapatite scaffolds were implanted into one latissimus dorsi muscle of 42 female Lewis rats. Simultaneously implanted mini-osmotic pumps were used to provide a continuous application of rhBMP-2 over 1, 2, or 4 weeks (total dose 200μg)...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202072/a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-evaluating-mini-and-conventional-implant-retained-dentures-on-the-function-and-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-an-edentulous-mandible
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Sarra Jawad, Craig Barclay, William Whittaker, Martin Tickle, Tanya Walsh
BACKGROUND: Total tooth loss (edentulism) can be a debilitating condition, impacting on ability to chew, speak and interact with others. The most common treatment is with complete removable dentures, which may be successful, but in the lower jaw, bone resorption that worsens over time makes denture-wearing difficult. Two dental implants in the mandible to retain the lower denture has been advocated as the gold standard of treatment, but has not been universally provided due largely to financial constraints and also patient fear...
February 15, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193144/immediate-costs-of-mini-open-versus-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-in-an-asian-population
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Yik Jing Hui, Alex Quok An Teo, Siddharth Sharma, Bryan Hsi Ming Tan, V Prem Kumar
OBJECTIVE: While there has been increasing interest in minimally invasive surgery, the expenses incurred by patients undergoing this form of surgery have not been comprehensively studied. The authors compared the costs borne by patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with the standard mini-open repair at a tertiary hospital in an Asian population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study. The authors studied the inpatient hospital bills of patients following rotator cuff tear repair between January 2010 and October 2014 via the hospital electronic medical records system...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191761/angiogenic-potential-of-human-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-chondrocyte-brick-enriched-constructs-promoted-stable-regeneration-of-craniofacial-cartilage
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Zhiye Li, Ruikai Ba, Zhifa Wang, Jianhua Wei, Yimin Zhao, Wei Wu
Craniofacial deformities caused by congenital defects or trauma remain challenges for clinicians, whereas current surgical interventions present limited therapeutic outcomes. Injection of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) into the defect is highly desirable because such a procedure is microinvasive and grafts are more flexible to fill the lesions. However, preventing hypertrophic transition and morphological contraction remain significant challenges. We have developed an "all host derived" cell transplantation system composed of chondrocyte brick (CB)-enriched platelet-rich plasma (P) gel and BMSCs (B)...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187057/improvements-in-gait-with-hearing-aids-and-cochlear-implants
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Corey S Shayman, Gammon M Earhart, Timothy E Hullar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether wearing auditory assistive devices can improve gait and dynamic balance. PATIENTS: Three adult users of bilateral hearing assistive devices: one with cytomegalovirus exposure wearing cochlear implants, one with Ménière's disease wearing hearing aids, and one with presbystasis wearing hearing aids. INTERVENTION: Rehabilitative intervention involved participants performing gait and dynamic posture tasks with and without their hearing assistive devices...
February 9, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185355/catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-with-mitraclip-device-preliminary-findings
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Laurent M Haegeli, Giuseppe D'Angelo, Nicola Trevisi, Stefano Stella, Alexander Breitenstein, Firat Duru, Corinna Brunckhorst, Paolo Della Bella
INTRODUCTION: Patients with mitral regurgitation are increasingly treated by percutaneous implantation of a MitraClip device. We investigate the feasibility and safety of the transmitral catheter route for catheter ablation of VT (ventricular tachycardia) in these patients. METHODS: The mitral valve with the MitraClip in situ was crossed under transesophageal three-dimensional echocardiographic and fluoroscopic guidance using a steerable sheath for ablation of the left ventricle...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178141/a-non-surgical-approach-to-the-management-of-exposure-keratitis-due-to-facial-palsy-by-using-mini-scleral-lenses
#12
Victor Zaki
RATIONALE: This is a retrospective study aimed to determine the efficacy of mini-scleral contact lens in protecting the cornea and improving vision in cases of facial palsy. PATIENT CONCERNS: Patients with facial palsy get exposure keratitis because the cornea is dry. They feel pain, discomfort and excessive watering. If left untreated, it leads to permanent damage to the cornea and loss of good functional vision. Mini-scleral lens keep the cornea covered by saline solution all wearing hours...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175580/350%C3%A2-mini-open-transpedicular-corpectomy-and-percutaneous-instrumentation-without-fusion-reoperation-rates-for-implant-failure-and-pseudarthrosis
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Darryl Lau, Dean Chou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159474/proximal-ingrowth-coating-decreases-risk-of-loosening-following-uncemented-shoulder-arthroplasty-using-mini-stem-humeral-components-and-lesser-tuberosity-osteotomy
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Michael P Morwood, Peter S Johnston, Grant E Garrigues
BACKGROUND: Mini-stem humeral component (MSHC) use during total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) provides bone preservation and ease of revision. MSHCs rely solely on proximal metaphyseal fixation; some early reports have demonstrated an unacceptably high rate of early loosening. To our knowledge, no study analyzing the effect of proximal porous coating on MSHCs has been performed. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of consecutive patients who underwent anatomic TSA using coated or uncoated MSHCs with minimum 2-year follow-up...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151531/-cognitive-and-quality-of-life-trajectory-after-either-surgical-or-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-high-risk-patients
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Cristina Ciuca, Daniela Fortuna, Susy Ferrari, Stefano Salizzoni, Enrica Grisoglio, Giuseppe Punta, Stefano Del Ponte, Tiziana Claudia Aranzulla, Davide Gabbieri, Caterina Gandolfo, Flavia Dispensa, Lavinia Vecchio Verderame, Corrado Tamburino, Cinzia Caruso, Claudio Grossi, Elisa Mikus, Vincenzo Guiducci, Roberto Violini, Silvia Rongoni, Claudia Pandolfi, Carolina Moretti, Rossana De Palma, Rabih Chattat, Carlo Savini, Antonio Marzocchi, Francesco Saia
RATIONALE: The impact of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) or surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) on cognitive status and quality of life in high-risk patients has been incompletely investigated. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, multicenter study including all patients treated with TAVI and high-risk patients undergoing AVR (age ≥80 years or logistic EuroSCORE ≥15%) at participating centers. Multidimensional geriatric evaluation including Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), EuroQol 5D (EQ5D) and Minnesota Living With Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) were performed at baseline and at 3- and 12-month follow-up...
December 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150188/customized-smartpeg-for-measurement-of-resonance-frequency-of-mini-dental-implants
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Jagjit Singh Dhaliwal, Rubens F Albuquerque, Ali Fakhry, Sukhbir Kaur, Jocelyne S Feine
BACKGROUND: One-piece narrow diameter implants (NDIs) have been recommended as "Single-tooth replacements in the anterior zones, single posterior, multiple-unit fixed dental prosthesis (FDP), edentulous jaws to be rehabilitated with FDP, and edentulous jaws rehabilitation with overdentures in situations with reduced mesiodistal space or reduced ridge width." (ITI consensus 2013). Since NDIs can be immediately loaded, it is important to be able to carry out stability testing. We developed and validated a customized SmartPeg for this type of implant to measure the Implant Stability Quotient (ISQ)...
December 2017: International Journal of Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137418/evaluation-of-mechanical-strengths-of-three-types-of-mini-implants-in-artificial-bones
#17
Yu-Chuan Tseng, Ju-Hui Wu, Chun-Chan Ting, Hong-Sen Chen, Chun-Ming Chen
We investigates the effect of the anchor area on the mechanical strengths of infrazygomatic mini-implants. Thirty mini-implants were divided into three types based on the material and shape: Type A (titanium alloy, 2.0×12 mm), Type B (stainless steel, 2.0×12 mm), and Type C (titanium alloy, 2.0×11 mm).The mini-implants were inserted at 90° and 45° into the artificial bone to a depth of 7 mm, without predrilling. The mechanical strengths [insertion torque (IT), resonance frequency (RF), and removal torque (RT)] and the anchor area were measured...
February 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131784/attenuation-of-subchondral-bone-abnormal-changes-in-osteoarthritis-by-inhibition-of-sdf-1-signaling
#18
Y Chen, S Lin, Y Sun, J Guo, Y Lu, C W Suen, J Zhang, Z Zha, K W Ho, X Pan, G Li
BACKGROUND: Current conservative treatments for osteoarthritis (OA) are largely symptoms control therapies. Further understanding on the pathological mechanisms of OA is crucial for new pharmacological intervention. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we investigated the role of Stromal cell-derived factor-1(SDF-1) in regulating subchondral bone changes during the progression of OA. METHODS: Clinical samples of different stages of OA severity were analyzed by histology staining, micro-CT, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and western blotting, to compare SDF-1 level in subchondral bone...
January 25, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129319/mini-bentall-an-interesting-approach-for-selected-patients
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Elisa Mikus, Antonio Micari, Simone Calvi, Maria Salomone, Marco Panzavolta, Marco Paris, Mauro Del Giglio
OBJECTIVE: Minimally invasive surgery through an upper hemisternotomy for aortic valve replacement has become the routine approach with excellent results. Actually, the same minimally invasive access is used for complex ascending aorta procedures only in few centers. We report our experience with minimally invasive approach for aortic valve and ascending aorta replacement using Bentall technique. METHODS: From January 2010 to November 2015, a total of 238 patients received ascending aorta and aortic valve replacement using Bentall De Bono procedure at our institution...
January 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124550/the-unfeasible-made-feasible-lumbar-minimally-invasive-hybrid-stabilization-with-dynamic-rod-and-mini-open-tlif
#20
Giuseppe M Barbagallo, Francesco Certo
BACKGROUND: Posterior dynamic stabilization of the lumbar spine is spreading as a viable alternative to spinal fusion, aiming to achieve an equally satisfactory clinical outcome without making the spine completely rigid. We describe the feasibility of a minimally invasive surgical technique used to implant a hybrid system and perform a mini-open (m-open) transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) in patients suffering from degenerative spondylolistesis and adjacent level's degenerative disc disease (DDD)...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
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