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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651347/minimally-invasive-centrimag-ventricular-assist-device-support-integrated-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-cardiogenic-shock-patients-a-comparison-with-conventional-centrimag-biventricular-support-configuration
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Koji Takeda, Arthur R Garan, Masahiko Ando, Jiho Han, Veli K Topkara, Paul Kurlansky, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Maryjane A Farr, Paolo C Colombo, Yoshifumi Naka, Hiroo Takayama
OBJECTIVES: We recently developed a novel minimally invasive surgical approach that combines extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and CentriMag ventricular assist device (Ec-VAD) for the treatment of cardiogenic shock as a short-term circulatory support. We compared the outcomes of this new approach to conventional CentriMag biventricular assist device (BiVAD) support through a median sternotomy. METHODS: Between July 2015 and August 2016, 22 patients were implanted with CentriMag Ec-VAD and 90 patients were implanted with conventional CentriMag BiVAD...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648650/planning-execution-and-follow-up-for-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair-using-a-highly-restrictive-iodinated-contrast-protocol-in-patients-with-severe-renal-disease
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E Gallitto, G L Faggioli, M Gargiulo, A Freyrie, R Pini, C Mascoli, S Ancetti, V Vento, A Stella
BACKGROUND: The cumulative amount of iodinated-contrast-medium necessary for EVAR planning, operative procedure and subsequent follow-up is a threat for the onset of end stage renal disease in patients with pre-operative impaired kidney function. Purpose of this study is to describe a mini-invasive approach aimed to minimize the exposure of these patients to iodinated-contrast-medium and the subsequent risk of renal function worsening. METHODS: From 2012 to 2015, all patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) at high-surgical risk and fit for standard endovascular repair (simple aortic-iliac anatomy: proximal and distal neck length ≥15mm, no severe angulation), underwent EVAR through the following "near-zero contrast" approach, if their glomerular filtration rate (GFR) was <30 mL/min: pre-operative planning was performed by non-contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT) and duplex-ultrasound (DU); the origin of renal/hypogastric arteries and aortic bifurcation was evaluated and matched with vertebral bone landmarks and the endograft deployed accordingly, using < 20cc of isotonic iodinate-contrast-medium and contrast-enhancement-DU (CEUS)...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644556/sinus-augmentation-using-a-mini-pig-model-effect-of-ceramic-and-allogeneic-bone-biomaterials
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Cristiano Susin, Tiago Fiorini, Jaebum Lee, Rubens Moreno de Freitas, Hsien-Chung Chiu, Hari S Prasad, Amanda N Buxton, Ulf Me Wikesjö
BACKGROUND: Present clinical practice broadly relies on off-the-shelf allogeneic, xenogeneic or synthetic bone biomaterials in support of sinus augmentation. Also, recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 in an absorbable collagen sponge carrier (rhBMP-2/ACS) has been shown to support clinically relevant bone formation when used to augment the maxillary sinus. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate local bone formation/dental implant osseointegration following implantation of two particulate bone biomaterials using the mini-pig sinus augmentation model...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643535/efficacy-of-platelets-in-bone-healing-a-systematic-review-on-animal-studies
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Sabrina Marcazzan, Roberto Lodovico Weinstein, Massimo Del Fabbro
In presence of large bone defects, delayed bone union, non-union, fractures, and implant surgery, bone reconstruction may be necessary. Different strategies have been employed to enhance bone healing among which the use of autologous platelet concentrates. Due to the high content of platelets and platelet-derived bioactive molecules (e.g., growth factors, antimicrobial peptides), they are promising candidates to increase bone healing. However, a high heterogeneity of both preclinical and clinical studies resulted in contrasting results...
June 23, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629172/the-role-of-hcg-in-implantation-a-mini-review-of-molecular-and-clinical-evidence
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Antonis Makrigiannakis, Thomas Vrekoussis, Emmanouel Zoumakis, Sophia N Kalantaridou, Udo Jeschke
Embryo implantation is a complex process involving continuous molecular cross-talk between the embryo and the decidua. One of the key molecules during this process is human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG effectively modulates several metabolic pathways within the decidua contributing to endometrial receptivity. Herein, a brief overview of the molecular mechanisms regulated by HCG is presented. Furthermore, we summarize the existing evidence regarding the clinical impact on reproductive outcomes after endometrial priming with HCG prior to embryo transfer...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626072/5-ht-causes-splanchnic-venodilation
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Bridget Mahon Seitz, Hakan Orer, Teresa Krieger-Burke, Emma S Darios, Janice M Thompson, Gregory D Fink, Stephanie W Watts
Serotonin (5-HT, 5-hydroxytrypamine) causes relaxation of the isolated superior mesenteric vein (SMV), a splanchnic blood vessel, through activation of the 5-HT7 receptor. As part of studies designed to identify the mechanism(s) through which chronic (>24 hours) infusion of 5-HT lowers blood pressure, we test the hypothesis that 5-HT causes an in vitro and in vivo splanchnic venodilation that is 5-HT7 receptor-dependent. In tissue baths for measurement of isometric contraction, the portal vein (PV) and abdominal inferior vena cava (Ab IVC) relaxed to 5-HT and the 5-HT1/7 receptor agonist 5-carboxamidotryptamine (5-CT); relaxation was abolished by the 5-HT7 receptor antagonist SB269970...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625664/effects-of-different-numbers-of-mini-dental-implants-on-alveolar-ridge-strain-distribution-under-mandibular-implant-retained-overdentures
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Pongsakorn Warin, Pimduen Rungsiyakull, Chaiy Rungsiyakull, Pathawee Khongkhunthian
PURPOSE: To investigate the strains around mini-dental implants (MDIs) and retromolar edentulous areas when using different numbers of MDIs in order to retain mandibular overdentures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four different prosthetic situations were fabricated on an edentulous mandibular model including a complete denture (CD), and three overdentures, retained by four, three or two MDIs in the interforaminal region with retentive attachments. A static load of 200N was applied on the posterior teeth of the dentures under bilateral or unilateral loading conditions...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615027/influence-of-interradicular-and-palatal-placement-of-orthodontic-mini-implants-on-the-success-survival-rate
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Jan Hourfar, Dirk Bister, Georgios Kanavakis, Jörg Alexander Lisson, Björn Ludwig
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to investigate the success rates of orthodontic mini-implants (OMIs) placed in different insertion sites and to analyse patient and site- related factors that influence mini-implant survival. METHODS: Three hundred eighty-seven OMIs were inserted in 239 patients for orthodontic anchorage and were loaded with a force greater than 2 N. Two different insertion sites were compared: 1. buccal inter-radicular and 2...
June 14, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611684/protective-role-for-lpa3-in-cardiac-hypertrophy-induced-by-myocardial-infarction-but-not-by-isoproterenol
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Lin Cai, Guangpu Fan, Fang Wang, Si Liu, Tiewei Li, Xiangfeng Cong, Jerold Chun, Xi Chen
Background: We previously reported that lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) promoted cardiomyocyte hypertrophy in vitro via one of its G protein-coupled receptor subtypes, LPA3. In this study, we examined the role of LPA3 in cardiac hypertrophy induced by isoproterenol (ISO) and myocardial infarction. Methods:In vitro, neonatal rat cardiomyocytes (NRCMs) were subjected to LPA3 knocked-down, or pretreated with a β-adrenergic receptor (β-AR) antagonist (propranolol) before LPA/ISO treatment. Cardiomyocyte size and hypertrophic gene (ANP, BNP) mRNA levels were determined...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602896/indications-and-outcomes-of-open-inferior-vena-cava-filter-removal
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Kristofer M Charlton-Ouw, Shaikh Afaq, Samuel S Leake, Harleen K Sandhu, Cristina N Sola, Naveed U Saqib, Ali Azizzadeh, Hazim J Safi
INTRODUCTION: Despite recommendations for retrieval of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, most are not removed in a timely manner. Longer IVC filter dwell times are associated with caval wall perforation and tilting that make percutaneous retrieval more difficult. Open IVC filter removal is generally reserved for patients with symptoms referable to the filter, such as chronic back and abdominal pain. We present our management algorithm and review of cases of open IVC filter removal. METHODS: Patients referred for management of implanted IVC filters from May 2010 to May 2016 were included...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592312/vertical-bone-regeneration-using-rhbmp-2-and-vegf
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Lara Schorn, Christoph Sproll, Michelle Ommerborn, Christian Naujoks, Norbert R Kübler, Rita Depprich
BACKGROUND: Sufficient vertical and lateral bone supply and a competent osteogenic healing process are prerequisities for the successful osseointegration of dental implants in the alveolar bone. Several techniques including autologous bone grafts and guided bone regeneration are applied to improve quality and quantity of bone at the implantation site. Depending on the amount of lacking bone one- or two-stage procedures are required. Vertical bone augmentation has proven to be a challenge particularly in terms of bone volume stability...
June 7, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590249/difference-in-hemodynamic-microenvironment-in-vessels-scaffolded-with-absorb-bvs-and-mirage-brms-insights-from-a-pre-clinical-endothelial-shear-stress-study
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Erhan Tenekecioglu, Ryo Torii, Christos Bourantas, Yohei Sotomi, Rafael Cavalcante, Yaping Zeng, Carlos Collet, Tom Crake, Pannipa Suwannasom, Yoshinobu Onuma, Patrick W Serruys
AIMS: In silico studies have provided robust evidence that stent design affects local hemodynamic forces, which appear as a major determinant of clinical outcomes following stent implantation. However, implications of different stent/scaffold configurations on local hemodynamic forces have not yet been investigated in vivo in a comparative fashion. METHOD AND RESULTS: Eight healthy mini pigs were implanted with six Absorb everolimus-eluting Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds (Absorb BVS) and five Mirage sirolimus-eluting Bioresorbable Microfiber Scaffolds (Mirage BRMS)...
June 6, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585899/cognitive-functions-evaluation-and-changes-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-elderly-patients
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Cristina Ciuca, Susy Ferrari, Lisa Placuzzi, Cinzia Marrozzini, Nevio Taglieri, Barbara Bordoni, Gianni Dall'Ara, Carolina Moretti, Michela Montefiori, Rabih Chattat, Antonio Marzocchi, Francesco Saia
AIM: To assess the prevalence and postprocedural evolution of cognitive impairment (CI) in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation. METHODS: 62 patients were enrolled. Mini Mental state examination (MMSE), verbal memory test (VMT), visual search test (VST) and phonemic verbal fluency (PVF) were used to evaluate the cognitive status. CI was considered when a pathological result of MMSE was confirmed by VMT, VST and PVF. RESULTS: A total of 26...
June 6, 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585142/new-mini-dental-implant-attachments-versus-o-ring-attachment-after-cyclic-aging-analysis-of-retention-strength-and-gap-space
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Abdalbseet A Fatalla, Ke Song, Ying-Guang Cao
Overdenture as a treatment modality for both partially and fully edentulous patients is costeffective and less expensive. The purpose of the present study was to examine the newly fabricated attachments by comparing them with conventional O-ring attachment in vitro in terms of retention force and cyclic aging resistance. A total of 150 samples were prepared and divided into five groups according to the materials used (O-ring attachment, Deflex M10 XR, Deflex Classic SR, Deflex Acrilato FD, and flexible acrylic resin)...
June 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576476/mitral-valve-repair-in-dogs-using-an-eptfe-chordal-implantation-device-a-pilot-study
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M Borgarelli, O Lanz, N Pavlisko, J A Abbott, G Menciotti, M Aherne, S M Lahmers, K K Lahmers, J S Gammie
OBJECTIVE: Mitral valve (MV) regurgitation due to degenerative MV disease is the leading cause of cardiac death in dogs. We carried out preliminary experiments to determine the feasibility and short-term effects of beating-heart MV repair using an expanded polytetrafluorethylene (ePTFE) chordal implantation device (Harpoon TSD-5) in dogs. ANIMALS: This study involved six healthy purpose-bred Beagles (weight range 8.9-11.4 kg). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Following a mini-thoracotomy performed under general anesthesia, the TSD-5 was used to place 1 or 2 artificial ePTFE cords on the anterior MV leaflet or the posterior MV leaflet via a left-ventricular transapical approach...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576006/the-role-of-welding-techniques-in-the-biomechanical-behavior-of-implant-supported-prostheses
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Sabrina Alessandra Rodrigues, Anna Gabriella Camacho Presotto, Valentim Adelino Ricardo Barão, Rafael Leonardo Xediek Consani, Mauro Antônio Arruda Nóbilo, Marcelo Ferraz Mesquita
This in vitro study investigated the role of welding techniques of implant-supported prostheses in the 2D and 3D marginal misfits of prosthetic frameworks, strain induced on the mini abutment, and detorque of prosthetic screws. The correlations between the analyzed variables were also investigated. Frameworks were cast in commercially pure titanium (cp-Ti). A marginal misfit of 200μm was simulated in the working models (control group) (n=20). The 2D marginal misfit was analyzed according to the single-screw test protocol using a precision optical microscope...
September 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571251/evaluation-of-interdental-spaces-of-the-mandibular-posterior-area-for-orthodontic-mini-implants-with-cone-beam-computed-tomography
#17
Seyed Hossein Moslemzadeh, Aydin Sohrabi, Ali Rafighi, Yusef Kananizadeh, Amin Nourizadeh
INTRODUCTION: The use of mini-implants has increased in recent years because of their role in absolute anchorage, but the placement sites may affect the success or failure of the procedure, so it is very important to determine the appropriate and safe location for orthodontic mini-implants. On the other hand, the Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), which offers clear 3-Dimentional (3D) images, has been widely used in orthodontics and implant dentistry for surgical guidance of mini-implant placement...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552286/biomechanical-effects-of-implant-number-and-diameter-on-stress-distributions-in-maxillary-implant-supported-overdentures
#18
Gizem Dimililer, Sercan Kücükkurt, Sedat Cetiner
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Implant-supported overdentures (ISOs) are considered a good alternative to conventional removable dentures. However, varying rates of failure have been reported in some clinical studies. Excessive stress on surrounding tissues is one of the possible causes of implant failure. As stress is transmitted to the bone through the implant, careful planning, correct number of implants, and implant positioning are keys to ensuring appropriate stress distribution. However, research of the optimal number of implants necessary to support a maxillary ISO is insufficient...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549170/are-multidimensional-pain-inventory-coping-strategy-profiles-associated-with-long-term-spinal-cord-stimulation-effectiveness
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Mery Paroli, Olivia Bernini, Giuliano De Carolis, Lara Tollapi, Franca Bondi, Antonella Martini, Alessandro Dario, Adriana Paolicchi
Introduction.:  It is acknowledged that the way patients cope with pain may influence treatment outcome. In particular, psychological factors are deemed important when considering patients for suitability for spinal cord stimulation (SCS). Objective.:  The aim of the study is to observe how pre-implantation psychological characteristics impact the effectiveness of SCS for chronic pain. Methods.:  The analysis comprised data from 137 patients who underwent an SCS implant...
May 26, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543756/perventricular-device-closure-of-doubly-committed-sub-arterial-ventricular-septal-defects-via-a-left-infra-axillary-approach
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Sijie Zhou, Liyun Zhao, Taibing Fan, Bin Li, Weijie Liang, Haoju Dong, Shubo Song, Lin Liu
BACKGROUND: This study sought to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of perventricular device closure of a doubly committed sub-arterial ventricular septal defect (dcVSD) through a left infra-axillary approach. METHOD: Forty-five patients, with a dcVSD of less than 8 mm in diameter, were enrolled in this study. The pericardium was exposed and opened through a left infra-axillary mini-incision. Two parallel purse-string sutures were placed on the right ventricle outflow tract and under transesophageal echocardiography guidance, a delivery sheath loaded with the device was inserted into the right ventricle and advanced through the defect into the left ventricle...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
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