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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777984/lc-ms-analysis-to-determine-the-biodistribution-of-a-polymer-coated-ilomastat-ocular-implant
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Abeer H A Mohamed-Ahmed, Alastair Lockwood, Hala Fadda, Shivam Madaan, Peng T Khaw, Steve Brocchini, Kersti Karu
Ilomastat is a matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor (MMPi) that has shown the potential to inhibit scarring (fibrosis) by mediating healing after injury or surgery. A long lasting ocular implantable pharmaceutical formulation of ilomastat is being developed to mediate the healing process to prevent scarring after glaucoma filtration surgery. The ilomastat implant was coated with water permeable and biocompatible phosphoryl choline polymer (PC1059) displayed extended slow release of ilomastat in vitro and in vivo...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777960/utility-of-cement-injection-to-stabilize-split-depression-tibial-plateau-fracture-by-minimally-invasive-methods-a-finite-element-analysis
#2
D Belaid, T Vendeuvre, A Bouchoucha, F Brémand, C Brèque, P Rigoard, A Germaneau
BACKGROUND: Treatment for fractures of the tibial plateau is in most cases carried out by stable fixation in order to allow early mobilization. Minimally invasive technologies such as tibioplasty or stabilization by locking plate, bone augmentation and cement filling (CF) have recently been used to treat this type of fracture. The aim of this paper was to determine the mechanical behavior of the tibial plateau by numerically modeling and by quantifying the mechanical effects on the tibia mechanical properties from injury healing...
May 8, 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777842/nationally-representative-readmission-factors-in-patients-with-claudication-and-critical-limb-ischemia
#3
Rennier A Martinez, Michelle Shnayder, Joshua Parreco, Lukas Gaffney, Marcus Eby, Nicholas Cortolillo, Michael Lopez, Jack Zeltzer
INTRODUCTION: Hospital readmissions are not only associated with increased mortality, morbidity and costs but also, with current healthcare reform, tied to significant financial and administrative penalties. Some studies show that patients undergoing vascular surgery may have higher than average readmission rates. The recently released Nationwide Readmission Database (NRD) is the most comprehensive national source of readmission data, gathering discharge information from 22 geographically dispersed states, accounting for 51...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777779/bilateral-total-mandibular-reconstruction-with-patient-specific-implants-for-temporomandibular-joint-ankylosis
#4
Jorge Chaurand
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis is a complex entity that requires accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment. Multiple surgical modalities have been proposed to treat TMJ ankylosis, including gap arthroplasty, interpositional arthroplasty, and total joint reconstruction. This article is to report one treated with patient specific implants due to its complexity, technical considerations are presented and could be an option for patients with similar conditions requiring this type of complicated treatment...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777778/anterior-approach-in-humeral-plating-osteosynthesis
#5
Daniel Handy Eone, Prudence Christelle Danielle Ngono, Marie Josée Essi, Gaël Leckpa, Kennedy Olivier Muluem, Farikou Ibrahima, Maurice Aurélien Sosso
CONTEXT: Humeral plating osteosynthesis is controversial, particularly regarding the choice between anterior and lateral approach, data for which in the context of a low-income country are lacking. HYPOTHESIS: The anterior approach is an easy surgical technique, allowing good anatomic reconstruction. We hypothesize that the anterior approach is associated with fewer neurovascular lesions and functional sequelae than the lateral approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study with assessment update was carried out over a period of 6 years 4 months from January 2010 to June 2016, with consecutive recruitment in the city of Yaoundé, Cameroon...
May 16, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777663/a-multicenter-randomized-clinical-trial-of-etonogestrel-and-levonorgestrel-contraceptive-implants-with-nonrandomized-copper-iud-controls-effect-on-weight-variations-up-to-three-years-after-placement
#6
Luis Bahamondes, Vivian Brache, Moazzam Ali, Ndema Habib
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate weight changes in women randomized to either the etonogestrel (ENG)- or the levonorgestrel (LNG)-releasing contraceptive implants and to compare with users of the TCu380A intrauterine device (IUD). STUDY DESIGN: A multi-center randomized trial with 1:1 allocation ratio of the ENG- and the LNG- implants with non-randomized, age-matched control group of women choosing TCu380A IUD. The primary objective was to assess contraceptive efficacy and method continuation rates, and secondarily the incidence of common complaints and side effects (including weight changes) associated with use of the three contraceptives...
May 16, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777604/-ethical-aspects-of-the-use-of-mirena-r-iud-in-the-treatment-of-heavy-menstrual-bleeding
#7
Miriam Turiel Miranda, Pau Agulles Simó
The levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device known as Mirena IUD(r) (20mcg/24h) is nowadays considered among the leading resources in the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding. Nonetheless, due to either its effect of prevention of conception and especially to the possibility that it may also have an anti-implantation effect, there is a founded concern on whether its therapeutic use may be ethically licit. This article engages in an exhaustive literature review in order to ascertain the mechanism of action of Mirena(r) IUD, in view of an ethical evaluation of its therapeutic use, keeping in mind those two unwanted effects...
May 2018: Cuadernos de Bioética: Revista Oficial de la Asociación Española de Bioética y Ética Médica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777589/low-adhesive-ethylene-vinyl-alcohol-based-packaging-to-xenogeneic-islets-encapsulation-for-type-1-diabetes-treatment
#8
Kai-Chiang Yang, Goichi Yanai, Sin-Yu Yang, Priyadarshini Canning, Yoshio Satou, Masako Kawagoe, Shoichiro Sumi
Transplantation of encapsulated porcine islets is proposed to treat type 1 diabetes. However, envelopment of fibrous tissue and infiltration of immune cells impair islets function and eventually cause implant failure. It is known that hemodialysis using an ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) membrane results in minor tissue responses. Therefore, we hypothesized that using a low adhesive EVOH membrane for encapsulation may prevent host cell accumulation and fibrous capsule formation. In this study, rat islets suspended in chitosan gel were encapsulated in bags made from highly porous EVOH membranes, and their in vitro insulin secretion function as well as in vivo performance were evaluated...
May 19, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777422/patellofemoral-cartilage-repair
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REVIEW
Alexandre Barbieri Mestriner, Jakob Ackermann, Andreas H Gomoll
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review provides an overview of well-established and newly developed cartilage repair techniques for cartilage defects in the patellofemoral joint (PFJ). An algorithm will be presented for approaching cartilage defects considering the distinct anatomy of both the patellar and trochlear articular surfaces. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies on cartilage repair in the PFJ have demonstrated improved outcomes in an attempt to delay or obviate the need for arthroplasty, and improve symptoms in young patients...
May 18, 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777394/biomechanical-impact-of-wrong-positioning-of-a-dedicated-stent-for-coronary-bifurcations-a-virtual-bench-testing-study
#10
Claudio Chiastra, Maik J Grundeken, Carlos Collet, Wei Wu, Joanna J Wykrzykowska, Giancarlo Pennati, Gabriele Dubini, Francesco Migliavacca
The treatment of coronary bifurcations is challenging for interventional cardiologists. The Tryton stent (Tryton Medical, Inc., USA) is one of the few devices specifically designed for coronary bifurcations that underwent large clinical trials. Although the manufacturer provides specific recommendations to position the stent in the bifurcation side branch (SB) according to four radio-opaque markers under angiographic guidance, wrong device positioning may accidentally occur. In this study, the virtual bench testing approach was used to investigate the impact of wrong positioning of the Tryton stent in coronary bifurcations in terms of geometrical and biomechanical criteria...
May 17, 2018: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777373/safety-and-feasibility-of-pulmonary-artery-pressure-guided-heart-failure-therapy-rationale-and-design-of-the-prospective-cardiomems-monitoring-study-for-heart-failure-mems-hf
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Christiane E Angermann, Birgit Assmus, Stefan D Anker, Johannes Brachmann, Georg Ertl, Friedrich Köhler, Stephan Rosenkranz, Carsten Tschöpe, Philip B Adamson, Michael Böhm
BACKGROUND: Wireless monitoring of pulmonary artery (PA) pressures with the CardioMEMS HF™ system is indicated in patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III heart failure (HF). Randomized and observational trials have shown a reduction in HF-related hospitalizations and improved quality of life in patients using this device in the United States. OBJECTIVE: MEMS-HF is a prospective, non-randomized, open-label, multicenter study to characterize safety and feasibility of using remote PA pressure monitoring in a real-world setting in Germany, The Netherlands and Ireland...
May 19, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777327/intensity-discrimination-and-speech-recognition-of-cochlear-implant-users
#12
Colette M McKay, Natalie Rickard, Katherine Henshall
The relation between speech recognition and within-channel or across-channel (i.e., spectral tilt) intensity discrimination was measured in nine CI users (11 ears). Within-channel intensity difference limens (IDLs) were measured at four electrode locations across the electrode array. Spectral tilt difference limens were measured with (XIDL-J) and without (XIDL) level jitter. Only three subjects could perform the XIDL-J task with the amount of jitter required to limit use of within-channel cues. XIDLs (normalized to %DR) were correlated with speech recognition (r = 0...
May 17, 2018: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777297/optical-coherence-tomography-in-stemi-with-bioresorbable-scaffold-possible-cause-of-coronary-flow-impairment-a-sub-study-from-the-prague-19-trial
#13
Marco Loffi, Petr Tousek, Tomas Budesinsky, Libor Lisa, Andrea Santangelo, Petr Widimsky, Viktor Kocka
This study assessed the Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) impact on the coronary flow in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) after bioresorbable scaffold implantation. Only few data about OCT use in STEMI are available and coronary flow before and after OCT is not well studied yet. 54 patients with OCT performed at the end of procedure from the Prague 19 trial were selected and coronary flow was evaluated as TIMI frame count (TFC) before and just after OCT. Significant increase in TIMI frame count after OCT [from 9...
May 18, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777286/-fitness-to-drive-with-cardiovascular-diseases-current-guidelines-of-the-german-federal-highway-research-institute
#14
W Jung, B Hajredini, V Zvereva
The general rules for participation in road traffic are specified in the German Driving License Regulations (FeV). The assessment of fitness to drive motor vehicles is, in addition to Annex 4 of the FeV, governed by the guidelines of the German Federal Highway Research Institute, which implements the requirements of the European Union in Germany. By anchoring the assessment guidelines on fitness to drive in the FeV (Annex 4) and the publication in the Traffic Journal, the guidelines have a normative character...
May 17, 2018: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777276/prophylactic-placement-of-internal-iliac-balloons-in-patients-with-abnormal-placental-implantation-maternal-and-foetal-outcomes
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Patrick J Nicholson, Owen O'Connor, John Buckley, Liam D Spence, Richard A Greene, David J Tuite
PURPOSE: To report on outcomes following the use of prophylactic internal iliac artery occlusion balloons in patients with abnormal placental implantation. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was undertaken of patients with abnormal placental implantation who underwent prophylactic iliac balloon placement prior to delivery in a University Maternity Hospital. Various clinical and technical factors were analysed, including technical success of balloon placement, blood loss and number of blood units transfused, duration of surgery, length of stay, hysterectomy rates, complications related to the balloon insertion, foetal pH and infant Apgar scores...
May 18, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777149/stretching-reduces-tumor-growth-in-a-mouse-breast-cancer-model
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L Berrueta, J Bergholz, D Munoz, I Muskaj, G J Badger, A Shukla, H J Kim, J J Zhao, H M Langevin
There is growing interest in developing non-pharmacological treatments that could boost natural defenses against cancer and contribute to primary and secondary cancer prevention. Recent studies have shown that gentle daily stretching for 10 minutes can reduce local connective tissue inflammation and fibrosis. Because mechanical factors within the stroma can influence the tumor microenvironment, we hypothesized that stretching would reduce the growth of tumors implanted within locally stretched tissues and tested this hypothesis in a mouse orthotopic breast cancer model...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777145/testicular-sperm-is-superior-to-ejaculated-sperm-for-icsi-in-cryptozoospermia-an-update-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Yi-No Kang, Ya-Wen Hsiao, Chien-Yu Chen, Chien-Chih Wu
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is well established and provides patients with severely impaired sperm quality with an opportunity to father a child. However, previous studies do not clearly indicate whether male with cryptozoospermia should use testicular sperm or ejaculated sperm for ICSI. The newest systematic review of this topic also gave a controversial conclusion that was based on incorrect pooling result. Moreover, two clinical studies published after the systematic review. In the present update systematic review and meta-analysis, a comprehensive citation search for relevant studies was performed using the Cochrane library databases, Embase, Ovid MEDLINE, PubMed, ScienceDirect, Scopus, and Web of Science up to September 2017...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776983/robotic-assisted-compared-with-conventional-total-hip-arthroplasty-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Xi Chen, Jianping Xiong, Peipei Wang, Shibai Zhu, Wenting Qi, Huiming Peng, Lingjia Yu, Wenwei Qian
BACKGROUND: Robotic-assisted total hip arthroplasty (THA) allows for accurate preoperative planning and component positioning, potentially enhancing implant survival and long-term outcomes. The relative efficacy and safety of robotic-assisted and conventional THA, however, are unclear. This systematic review and meta-analysis compared the safety and efficacy of robotic-assisted and conventional THA. METHODS: Medline, Embase and the Cochrane Library were comprehensively searched in September 2017 to identify studies comparing the safety and efficacy of robotic-assisted and conventional THA...
May 18, 2018: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776890/burch-schneider-ring-associated-with-morselized-bone-allografts-survival-and-clinical-outcomes-after-acetabular-revision-surgery
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A Torres-Campos, J Albareda Albareda, B Seral García, N Blanco Rubio, J Gómez Vallejo, L Ezquerra Herrando
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Acetabular revision surgery is a challenge due to the appearance of bone defects that make primary fixation of implants difficult when extracting loosened components. Reinforcement rings, such as Burch-Schneider (BS), have been shown to be allies in moderate or severe bone defects. The objective of the study is to evaluate the results and survival of these types of implants in acetabular revision surgery in the medium follow-up. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study on a cohort of 64 patients (67 replacements) with BS rings associated with morselized bone allografts in a 2 years minimum follow-up...
May 15, 2018: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776853/outcomes-of-a-fixed-bearing-medial-cemented-unicondylar-knee-arthroplasty-design-survival-analysis-and-functional-score-of-460-cases
#20
Philip Winnock de Grave, Justine Barbier, Thomas Luyckx, Alexander Ryckaert, Paul Gunst, Luc Van den Daelen
BACKGROUND: Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) is an alternative to total knee arthroplasty in isolated medial osteoarthritis (OA). However, despite satisfactory reports on the clinical performance, UKA revision rates are still concerning. This retrospective study reports on the long-term survivorship, functional outcomes, and reasons for revision in fixed-bearing UKA implant. METHODS: Between 2005 and 2013, 460 consecutive patients were treated with medial UKA in one center using a fixed-bearing UKA system...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
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