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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730275/comparative-analysis-of-open-and-robotic-transversus-abdominis-release-for-ventral-hernia-repair
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James G Bittner, Sameer Alrefai, Michelle Vy, Micah Mabe, Paul A R Del Prado, Natasha L Clingempeel
BACKGROUND: Transversus abdominis release (TAR) is a safe, effective strategy to repair complex ventral incisional hernia (VIH); however, open TAR (o-TAR) often necessitates prolonged hospitalization. Robot-assisted TAR (r-TAR) may benefit short-term outcomes and shorten convalescence. This study compares 90-day outcomes of o-TAR and r-TAR for VIH repair. METHODS: A single-center, retrospective review of patients who underwent o-TAR or r-TAR for VIH from 2015 to 2016 was conducted...
July 20, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728867/finite-element-analysis-of-tavi-impact-of-native-aortic-root-computational-modeling-strategies-on-simulation-outcomes
#2
Alice Finotello, Simone Morganti, Ferdinando Auricchio
In the last few years, several studies, each with different aim and modeling detail, have been proposed to investigate transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with finite elements. The present work focuses on the patient-specific finite element modeling of the aortic valve complex. In particular, we aim at investigating how different modeling strategies in terms of material models/properties and discretization procedures can impact analysis results. Four different choices both for the mesh size (from  20 k elements to  200 k elements) and for the material model (from rigid to hyperelastic anisotropic) are considered...
July 17, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727128/transvaginal-six-arm-mesh-opur-in-women-with-apical-pelvic-organ-prolapse-analysis-of-short-term-results-pelvic-floor-ultrasound-evaluation
#3
Tomasz Kluz, Edyta Wlaźlak, Grzegorz Surkont
OBJECTIVES: Analysis of feasibility, efficacy and short-term results after six-arm transvaginal mesh OPUR implantation in women with apical prolapse. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The same surgeon operated all of 39 women using mesh OPUR. Preoperatively patients had a standardized interview and clinical examination. Intraoperative and postoperative complications were analyzed. Postoperative evaluation included standardized interview, clinical examination and standardized pelvic floor ultrasound performed with 2D transvaginal probe and 4D abdominal probe...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721282/structural-differences-and-architectural-features-of-two-different-polypropylene-slings-tvt-o-and-i-stop-have-no-impact-on-biocompatibility-and-tissue-reactions
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Mikolaj Przydacz, Oussama El Yazami Adli, Wally Mahfouz, Oleg Loutochin, Louis R Bégin, Jacques Corcos
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the impact of design features of the synthetic mid-urethral slings on tissue integrity and inflammatory responses. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In total 30 female Sprague-Dawley rats were implanted with type I monofilamentous, macroporous polypropylene meshes: Gynecare TVT-Obturator tape(®) (Ethicon Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Somerville, NJ, USA) and I-STOP(®) (CL Medical Inc., Lyon, France). All animal groups were sacrificed at set time intervals - 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months - and the abdominal wall was harvested with mesh strips for histological evaluation...
June 30, 2017: Central European Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710613/self-retaining-support-implant-an-anchorless-system-for-the-treatment-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse-2-year-follow-up
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Gil Levy, Anna Padoa, Zoltan Fekete, George Bartfai, Laszlo Pajor, Mauro Cervigni
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The search for an improved vaginal mesh prompted the development of a new anchorless implant. The objective was to report on outcome after 2 years of a technique using a self-retaining support (SRS) implant. METHODS: Patients with anterior vaginal wall prolapse, with/without apical prolapse, were recruited. Participants underwent surgical repair using the SRS device. Demographic data, pre-surgical Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP-Q) scoring, quality of life (QoL) questionnaires (Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory Short Form 20 [PFDI-20], Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire 12 [PISQ-12]), and surgical data were collected...
July 14, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710505/application-of-human-acellular-breast-dermal-matrix-abdm-in-implant-based-breast-reconstruction-an-experimental-study
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Nahid Nafisi, Mohammad Esmaeil Akbari, Fatemeh Mahjoub, Mohammad Javad Mohseni, Shabnam Sabetkish, Reza Khorramirouz, Mona Tehrani, Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh
BACKGROUND: The use of acellular dermal matrices (ABDM) has become more common for breast reconstruction to improve postoperative outcomes. We evaluated the efficacy of breast reconstruction by the application of human ABDM in a sheep model. METHODS: The sheep in group I (GI) (N = 4) underwent the following procedures on the right side: (1) breast reconstruction using human ABDM after total mastectomy, (2) human ABDM under the skin, near the breast area and on the left side, (3) fat injection and human ABDM after partial mastectomy, and (4) replacement of ABDM in the abdominal wall far from the breast...
July 14, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709676/fracture-load-of-complete-arch-implant-supported-prostheses-reinforced-with-nylon-silica-mesh-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-study
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Fernanda de Cássia Papaiz Gonçalves, Marina Amaral, Alexandre Luiz Souto Borges, Luiz Fernando Martins Gonçalves, Tarcisio José de Arruda Paes-Junior
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Complete-arch implant-supported prostheses without a framework have a high risk of failure: a straightforward and inexpensive reinforcement material, such as nylon mesh, could improve their longevity. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate a nylon-silica mesh compound on the fracture strength of acrylic resin and the fracture load of complete-arch implant-supported prostheses. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-four complete mandibular arch implant-supported prostheses were divided into 2 groups according to cantilever length (molar and premolar) and subdivided into another 2 subgroups according to the presence or absence of reinforcing mesh...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698758/maxillary-sinus-augmentation-using-a-titanium-mesh-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#8
Khalid Bahaa-Eldin, Basma Mostafa, Sherine Nasry, Ahmed Reda, Mona Shoeib
BACKGROUND: Various attempts have been implemented using different materials and techniques to augment the maxillary sinus floor for prospect dental implant positioning. AIM: This contemplate was conducted to assess the osteogenic capability of the maxillary sinus in a two-step sinus membrane elevation using titanium mesh to keep the formed space to place dental implants in atrophic ridges. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Titanium micromesh was customized and positioned into the sinus on one side to preserve the elevated membrane in position...
June 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697434/modelling-of-compressible-and-orthotropic-surgical-mesh-implants-based-on-optical-deformation-measurement
#9
Andreas J Horbach, Minh Tuan Duong, Manfred Staat
There is a potential mismatch between surgical mesh implants for hernia repair of pelvic floor surgery and the host tissue because soft tissue is incompressible and meshes are compressible. Therefore, mesh and tissue may develop different stiffness over the range of deformation. In addition compressibility is related to a change of porosity of the mesh which may decrease during the deformation. Scar formation and the ingrowth of the mesh can be related to effective porosity which decreases discontinuously in uniaxial loading at a critical stretch when pore areas collapse and therefore the mesh becomes ineffective...
June 12, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693050/long-term-results-of-fixation-free-incisional-hernia-repair-using-a-tentacle-shaped-implant
#10
Giuseppe Amato, Giorgio Romano, Thorsten Goetze, Luca Gordini, Enrico Erdas, Fabio Medas, Piergiorgio Calò
INTRODUCTION: The fixation and the overlap of the mesh represent an open issue in incisional hernia repair. An exclusively designed prosthesis has been developed to assure a suture-free repair and a broader coverage of the abdominal wall. This study describes the long-term results of incisional hernia procedures carried out positioning a tentacle-shaped implant through a specifically developed surgical technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A proprietary symmetrically-shaped flat mesh constituted by a large central body with integrated radiating arms was used to repair incisional hernias in 68 patients...
July 11, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692907/mechanical-properties-of-the-abdominal-wall-and-biomaterials-utilized-for-hernia-repair
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REVIEW
Corey R Deeken, Spencer P Lake
Abdominal wall hernias are one of the most common and long-standing surgical applications for biomaterials engineering. Yet, despite over 50 years of standard use of hernia repair materials, revision surgery is still required in nearly one third of patients due to hernia recurrence. To date, hernia mesh designs have focused on maximizing tensile strength to prevent structural failure of the implant. However, most recurrences occur at the biomaterial-tissue interface. There is a fundamental gap in understanding the degree to which a mechanical mismatch between hernia repair materials and host tissue contributes to failure at this interface...
May 6, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690016/partial-titanium-mesh-explantation-cured-post-cranioplasty-implant-associated-scalp-infection
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Bo Chen, Wenchen Li, Dawei Chen, Shuanglin Fu, Yanli Gao, Ri Li, Fanyang Meng, Haifeng Wang, Shuyan Zhang
Titanium mesh cranioplasty is routinely used worldwide for skull defect patients given its advantages, such as stability and biocompatibility. However, there are very few reports concerning the treatment of implant-associated scalp infection, which is one of the most common complications. The aim of the study is to retrospectively evaluate a novel operation technique for the treatment of titanium mesh-associated scalp infection post-cranioplasty, namely partial titanium mesh explantation (PTME). A retrospective study was conducted in all patients who underwent surgical treatment for implant-associated scalp infection from January 2012 to September 2016 in our hospital...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668733/challenging-abdominal-incisional-hernia-repaired-with-platelet-rich-plasma-and-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-a-case-report
#13
Gian Marco Palini, Lucia Morganti, Filippo Paratore, Federico Coccolini, Giacomo Crescentini, Matteo Nardi, Luigi Veneroni
INTRODUCTION: The necessity to develop new treatment options for challenging procedures in hernia surgery is becoming even more evident and tissue engineering and biological technologies offer even newer strategies to improve fascial healing. The present case reports a patient-tailored surgical technique performed to repair a grade IV abdominal incisional hernia, with a combined use of platelet-rich plasma and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells, implanted on a biological mesh...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668592/physiologic-musculofascial-compliance-following-reinforcement-with-electrospun-polycaprolactone-ureidopyrimidinone-mesh-in-a-rat-model
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Lucie Hympanova, Marina Gabriela Monteiro Carvalho Mori da Cunha, Rita Rynkevic, Manuel Zündel, Monica Ramos Gallego, Jakob Vange, Geertje Callewaert, Iva Urbankova, Frank Van der Aa, Edoardo Mazza, Jan Deprest
PURPOSE: Electrospun meshes may be considered as substitutes to textile polypropylene implants. We compared the host response and biomechanical properties of the rat abdominal wall following reinforcement with either polycaprolactone (PCL) modified with ureidopyrimidinone-motifs (UPy) or polypropylene mesh. METHODS: First we measured the response to cyclic uniaxial load within the physiological range both dry (room temperature) and wet (body temperature). 36 rats underwent primary repair of a full-thickness abdominal wall defect with a polypropylene suture (native tissue repair), or reinforced with either UPy-PCL or ultra-light weight polypropylene mesh (n = 12/group)...
June 27, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658132/emergency-1-stage-anterior-approach-for-cervical-spine-infection-complicated-by-epidural-abscess
#15
Haoxi Li, Zhaoxiong Chen, Zhiyao Yong, Xinhua Li, Yufeng Huang, Desheng Wu
It was a retrospective analysis.The aim of the study was to explore the safety and reliability of emergency 1-stage radical debridement and reconstruction using titanium mesh filled with autologous bone for patients with cervical spine infection complicated by epidural abscess.At present, cervical spine infection complicated by epidural abscess is known as a severe spine disease. Recently, case report of this disease is showing quite an increasing tendency, particularly in economically undeveloped areas and countries...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657986/the-truth-behind-transvaginal-mesh-litigation-devices-timelines-and-provider-characteristics
#16
Colby P Souders, Karyn S Eilber, Lynn McClelland, Lauren N Wood, Alexander R Souders, Vicki Steiner, Jennifer Tash Anger
OBJECTIVES: Following Food and Drug Administration communications about the safety of transvaginal prolapse, more than 73,000 patients with complications from treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) have filed product liability claims. This research analyzes the transvaginal mesh claims filed in the United States to identify key characteristics that may inform clinical decision-making. METHODS: We evaluated a 1% random sample from the Bloomberg Law Database: 2000 to 2014 and associated legal documents...
June 27, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657247/giant-desmoid-tumour-of-the-thorax-following-latissimus-dorsi-and-implant-breast-reconstruction-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
A M Collins, A M Granahan, D G Healy, C A Lawlor, S P O'Neill
The case of a giant thoracic desmoid tumour in a 44-year-old woman, who presented two years following a breast reconstruction with a latissimus dorsi (LD) flap and implant, is reported. Clinical findings included a rapidly growing, painless mass. Computed tomography (CT) suggested skin and intercostal soft tissue invasion. The tumour was resected en bloc with the LD muscle, implant capsule and underlying rib segments. The resultant thoracic and abdominal wall defects were reconstructed with Dualmesh® and polypropylene meshes respectively...
March 10, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654318/a-novel-technique-for-parastomal-hernia-repair-combining-a-laparoscopic-and-ostomy-opening-approach
#18
Gernot Köhler, Ines Fischer, Helwig Wundsam
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate a new method of parastomal hernia (PSH) repair by using a hybrid approach with a cylindrical-shaped mesh of 4 cm funnel length. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a pilot prospective case series, 12 patients underwent surgical repair of PSHs with a combined laparoscopic and ostomy-opening approach. After laparoscopic adhesiolysis, the ostomy opening was excised from outside and the bowel was closed. The hernia sac was excised after reduction of its content...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650808/histotripsy-treatment-of-s-aureus-biofilms-on-surgical-mesh-samples-under-varying-pulse-durations
#19
Timothy A Bigelow, Clayton L Thomas, Huaiqing Wu, Kamal M F Itani
Prior studies demonstrated that histotripsy generated by high-intensity tone bursts to excite a bubble cloud adjacent to a medical implant can destroy the bacteria biofilm responsible for the infection. The goal of this study was to treat S. aureus biofilms on surgical mesh samples while varying the number of cycles in the tone burst to minimize collateral tissue damage while maximizing therapy effectiveness. S. aureus biofilms were grown on 1 cm square surgical mesh samples. The biofilms were then treated in vitro using a spherically focused transducer (1...
June 22, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647748/single-level-anterior-cervical-corpectomy-and-fusion-using-a-new-3d-printed-anatomy-adaptive-titanium-mesh-cage-for-treatment-of-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-and-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-a-retrospective-case-series-study
#20
Teng Lu, Chao Liu, Baohui Yang, Jiantao Liu, Feng Zhang, Dong Wang, Haopeng Li, Xijing He
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes of the use of a new 3D-printed anatomy-adaptive titanium mesh cage (AA-TMC) for single-level anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) and ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of 15 consecutive patients who underwent ACCF surgeries with AA-TMC implantation. The Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) scoring system, a visual analogue scale (VAS), the mean intervertebral height (MIBH) of the surgical segments, and the surgical segmental angle (SSA) were recorded preoperatively, immediately after surgery and at the final follow-up visit...
June 25, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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