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Jun Shiraishi, Nariko Koshi, Yuki Matsubara, Tetsuro Nishimura, Akira Shikuma, Keisuke Shoji, Daisuke Ito, Masayoshi Kimura, Eigo Kishita, Yusuke Nakagawa, Masayuki Hyogo, Takahisa Sawada
BACKGROUND: Experiences of rotational atherectomy (RA) followed by drug-coated balloon (DCB) dilation alone (RA/DCB) for de novo coronary artery lesion have been limited. CASE SERIES: Case 1 (65 year-old male) with silent myocardial ischemia and hemodialysis had old anterior myocardial infarction and intact LM/LCx, and underwent RA/DCB against a diffuse calcified lesion in the proximal LAD and a tandem lesion in the proximal RCA. Case 2 (88 year-old female) with post-infarction unstable angina had severe thrombocytopenia and anemia due to myelodysplastic syndrome (platelet 6000/μL, hemoglobin 8...
February 12, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Huseyin Burak Kutlu, Samir Goyushov, Bünyamin Calisan, Tolga F Tözüm
OBJECTIVE: Loss of teeth frequently results in compound horizontal and vertical alveolar bone defects. An appropriate bone structure is the key for implant placement and bony support of soft tissues. Advanced bone augmentation techniques are required for the reconstruction of these defects. This report will present a new bone block grafting technique with 12-month follow-up. METHOD: The seedling technique was used to augment the alveolar bone 3-dimensionally with autologous bone block and an osseointegrated implant in a 2-stage procedure...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Alfredo E Rodriguez, Carlos Fernandez-Pereira, Juan Mieres, Hernan Pavlovsky, Juan Del Pozo, Alfredo M Rodriguez-Granillo, David Antoniucci
In recent years angiographic risk scores have been introduced in clinical practice to stratify different levels of risk after percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). The SYNTAX score included all intermediate lesions in vessels ≥1.5 mm, consequently, multiple stent implantation was required. Four years ago, we built a new angiographic score in order to guide PCI strategy avoiding stent deployment both in intermediate stenosis as in small vessels, therefore these were not scored (ERACI risk score). The purpose of this mini review is to validate the strategy of PCI guided by this scoring, taking into account long term follow up outcomes of two observational and prospective registries where this policy was used...
February 13, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Dulcie A Vousden, Elizabeth Cox, Rylan Allemang-Grand, Christine Laliberté, Lily R Qiu, Zsuzsa Lindenmaier, Brian J Nieman, Jason P Lerch
Manganese-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MEMRI) is a widely used technique in rodent neuroimaging studies. Traditionally, Mn2+ is delivered to animals via a systemic injection; however, this can lead to toxic effects at high doses. Recent studies have shown that subcutaneously implanted mini-osmotic pumps can be used to continuously deliver manganese chloride (MnCl2 ), and that they produce satisfactory contrast while circumventing many of the toxic side effects. However, neither the time-course of signal enhancement nor the effect of continuous Mn2+ delivery on behaviour, particularly learning and memory, have been well-characterized...
March 2, 2018: NeuroImage
Chunmiao Jiang, Yinghong Liu, Qian Cheng, Wei He, Shanbao Fang, Tingting Lan, Jun Wang
Patients with bimaxillary protrusion may have an unattractive profile with a retruded chin contour. Correction of the severely protrusive anterior alveolar bone and teeth combined with a moderate open bite without orthognathic surgery can be challenging. This case report describes the orthodontic treatment of a woman with severe bimaxillary protrusion and a moderate open bite. Excellent chin morphology and facial appearance were obtained with the extraction of 4 first premolars and 4 third molars, and total distalization of both arches with 4 mini-implants, one in each quadrant between the second premolar and the first molar...
March 2018: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Gang Xue, Kapil Chahal, Thou Lim, Siyuan Hu, Shaohua Li, Jie Liu
PURPOSE: Greater tuberosity fractures (GTFs) account for 17 to 21% of proximal humerus fractures, most of these fractures are treated conservatively, but treatment for displaced fractures is still controversial. The aim of this study is to compare intra-operative clinical conditions and post-operative outcomes when displaced GTFs are treated with either proximal humeral internal locking system (PHILOS) or mini locking plate with trans-osseous sutures. METHODS: This is a retrospective study conducted in Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital...
March 3, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Mathilde Fénelon, Sabine Castet, Jean-Christophe Fricain, Sylvain Catros
Introduction: Von Willebrand Disease is the most common inherited bleeding disorder. In the general population, 1/8000 patients are affected. Primary hemostasis (platelet adhesion) and coagulation (protection of Factor VIII) are altered. Among several bleeding symptoms, these patients suffer from excessive bleeding of oral mucosa and dental management requires a close collaboration between haematologists and oral surgeons. Materials & Methods: Guided implant surgery can be used to increase the accuracy of implant placement and to reduce the overall morbidity of this surgical procedure by using a flapless surgery technique...
2018: Open Dentistry Journal
Patrícia Medeiros Araújo, Guenther Schuldt Filho, Cimara Fortes Ferreira, Cesar Augusto Magalhães Benfatti, David Richard Cagna, Marco Aurélio Bianchini
OBJECTIVES: The present retrospective study assessed the clinical performance of abutment screws from prefabricated metal abutments and compared technical complication rates between straight and angled abutments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dental charts were selected for patients with dental implant rehabilitations delivered between 1998 and 2012. Abutment angulation, prosthetic screw type, and presence of complications that occurred during the selected time period were collected...
February 27, 2018: Implant Dentistry
Chen-Chiang Lin, Kang-Ping Lin, Chuan-Ching Huang, Wen-Chuan Chen, Hung-Wen Wei, Cheng-Lun Tsai, Kun-Jhih Lin
Headless compression screws (HCSs) are commonly used to fixate small bones and articular fractures. Understanding the biomechanical efficacy of different HCS designs can help surgeons make proper interfragmentary compression when a specific implant is chosen. HCSs with three different central shaft designs (unthreaded, fully threaded, and partially threaded) were studied: the Herbert-Whipple, Mini-Acutrak 2, and headless reduction (HLR). Polyurethane foam blocks were machined with a simulated fracture gap of 0...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Phuoc Vy, Vincent Auffret, Miguel Castro, Pierre Badel, Michel Rochette, Pascal Haigron, Stéphane Avril
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) is a recent mini-invasive procedure to implant an aortic valve prosthesis. Prosthesis positioning in TAVI appears as an important aspect for the success of the intervention. Accordingly, we developed a patient-specific Finite Element framework to predict the insertion of the stiff guidewire, used to position the aortic valve. We simulated the guidewire insertion for 2 patients based on their pre-operative CT scans. The model was designed to primarily predict the position and the angle of the guidewires in the aortic valve and the results were successfully compared to intra-operative images...
February 27, 2018: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
Barbara J Kupferschmid, Barbara Therrien, Pamela J Rowsey
OBJECTIVE: Immune challenges result in sickness responses such as decreased activity, fever, and spatial learning deficits. While these responses occur simultaneously, they are not usually evaluated concurrently or for an extended time. The purpose of this study was to examine how an immune challenge affected activity and temperature responses in animals tested concurrently in the Morris water maze (MWM) over 5 days and how aging interacts with such responses. METHOD: An accepted model of aging, adult ( n = 10; 5-6 months) and aged ( n = 7; 22 months) male Brown-Norway rats were implanted with a telemetry device (Mini Mitter, Oakmont, PA) to continuously monitor temperature and activity following an immune challenge...
January 1, 2018: Biological Research for Nursing
Bruno Di Leonardo, Björn Ludwig, Jörg Alexander Lisson, Luca Contardo, Rossano Mura, Jan Hourfar
OBJECTIVES: Orthodontic mini-implants (OMIs) are a reliable method to provide temporary orthodontic anchorage. We hypothesized that there is an optimal insertion torque (<10 Ncm) that can be used to ensure the success of self-drilling OMIs in the paramedian region. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Included were 40 (26 females, 14 males) consecutive patients requiring palatal skeletal anchorage. Mean age was 17.3 years (range 11.0-44.6 years) for female patients and 15.7 years (range 10...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics, Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie
R Orjonikidze, Z Orjonikidze, I Shirokov, S Arutyunov
Temporary prosthesis transformed into a prosthetic prototypes and manufactured by CAD/CAM technologies (computer copy milling) are used to specify the final form of future permanent restoration and to correct occlusal relationships, vertical size of non-removable dentures, and their occlusal surfaces. A progressive loading on bone tissue in the implantation area and soft tissues formation, have been assessed. In this regard, the choice and placement of temporary mini-implants, as the supports for non-removable denture prototypes for the period of osseointegration of two-stage intraosseous dental implants, are the issues of great importance...
January 2018: Georgian Medical News
Ines Kovačić, Sanja Peršić, Josip Kranjčić, Visar Disha, Ksenija Rener-Sitar, Asja Čelebić
PURPOSE: To assess short-term postoperative pain and swelling after insertion of mini dental implants (MDI) and standard-size implants (SSI) in the same patients at different times. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A convenience sample of 42 patients (22 females, 20 males; 58 to 73 years old) participated. Half of the participants received MDIs first, and the other half received SSIs first. Self-perceived pain and swelling at 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10 days postoperative were assessed using a 0-10 visual analog scale...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Prosthodontics
Cheng-Pang Yang, Kuo-Yao Hsu, Yu-Han Chang, Yi-Sheng Chan, Hsin-Nung Shih, Alvin Chao-Yu Chen
BACKGROUND: Reports of diverse outcomes in modular mini-keel tibial componentry for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have raised concerns about early aseptic loosening. Cruciate-retaining (CR) prostheses, using mini-keel implants, have yet to be reported and compared to posterior-stabilizing (PS) designs. METHODS: A retrospective, case-matched study of 91 consecutive TKAs (n = 46 CR; n = 45 PS prostheses), using modular mini-keel tibial componentry with a 45-mm drop down stem extension, was conducted...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
M Mirazul Islam, Oleksiy Buznyk, Jagadesh C Reddy, Nataliya Pasyechnikova, Emilio I Alarcon, Sally Hayes, Philip Lewis, Per Fagerholm, Chaoliang He, Stanislav Iakymenko, Wenguang Liu, Keith M Meek, Virender S Sangwan, May Griffith
The severe worldwide shortage of donor organs, and severe pathologies placing patients at high risk for rejecting conventional cornea transplantation, have left many corneal blind patients untreated. Following successful pre-clinical evaluation in mini-pigs, we tested a biomaterials-enabled pro-regeneration strategy to restore corneal integrity in an open-label observational study of six patients. Cell-free corneal implants comprising recombinant human collagen and phosphorylcholine were grafted by anterior lamellar keratoplasty into corneas of unilaterally blind patients diagnosed at high-risk for rejecting donor allografts...
2018: NPJ Regenerative Medicine
Erika Brolin, Sofia Zelleroth, Anna Jonsson, Mathias Hallberg, Alfhild Grönbladh, Fred Nyberg
The use of opioid analgesics to treat non-cancer pain has increased over the years. Many chronic pain patients suffer from numerous adverse effects, such as reduced quality of life, development of dependence, and cognitive impairments. Cognitive processes are regulated by several systems, one of which involves growth hormone (GH) and its secondary mediator insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), but also glutamatergic transmission, including receptors such as the N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA)-receptor complex. In the laboratory, repeated injections are commonly used to establish animal models of long-term or chronic drug exposure...
February 5, 2018: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
Anna Lohmann, Ludger Keilig, Friedhelm Heinemann, Christoph Bourauel, Istabrak Hasan
Poor stability of a complete denture is a common problem due to bone atrophy of the edentulous ridge. The aim of the present study was to analyze denture stability after receiving implants and to study the biomechanical properties of denture implants and the bone bed using conventional or mini implants. Five models based on computed tomography (CT) data of edentulous patients were created. The overdentures' connection to the implants was assured by means of ball head abutments and rubber rings. In three models, the denture was supported by two to four conventional implants and in two models, the overdenture was supported by three to five mini implants...
February 8, 2018: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
Christopher Young, Günther Laufer, Alfred Kocher, Marco Solinas, Francesco Alamanni, Gianluca Polvani, Bruno K Podesser, Jose Ignacio Aramendi, Jose Arribas, Olivier Bouchot, Ugolino Livi, Massimo Massetti, Kim Terp, Christophe Giot, Mattia Glauber
OBJECTIVE: The goals of rapid-deployment aortic valve replacement include facilitation of minimally invasive surgery and reduced aortic crossclamp time. We report the short-term outcomes of a series of 493 patients undergoing rapid-deployment aortic valve replacement with the EDWARDS INTUITY valve system (Edwards Lifesciences, LLC, Irvine, Calif). METHODS: Assessing Standard oF Care and Clinical Outcomes UsiNg the EDWARDS INTUITY VAlve SysTem in a European multI-center, Active, pOst-market surveillaNce Study was a prospective, multicenter (n = 26) European registry designed to evaluate the safety and performance of the valve system...
February 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
AnneMarie Levy, Stephen Daniels, Roger Hudson, Thomas Horman, Amanda Flynn, Yan Zhou, Francesco Leri
Contrave® is an adjunct pharmacotherapy for obesity that contains bupropion (BUP) and naltrexone (NTX). To further explore the psychopharmacology of this drug combination, male Sprague-Dawley rats were implanted with subcutaneous osmotic mini-pumps releasing: 40 mg/kg/day BUP, 4 mg/kg/day NTX, or 40 + 4 mg/kg/day BUP and NTX (BN). During 12 days of exposure, the animals were tested on operant intraoral self-administration (IOSA) of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) on continuous (FR1) and progressive ratio (PR) schedules, on home cage drinking of HFCS, and on HFCS taste reactivity...
February 2, 2018: Neuropharmacology
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