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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646555/low-thrombogenic-fibrin-heparin-coating-promotes-in-vitro-endothelialization
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Ondřej Kaplan, Teresa Hierlemann, Stefanie Krajewski, Julia Kurz, Martina Nevoralová, Milan Houska, Tomáš Riedel, Zuzana Riedelová, Jana Zárubová, Hans P Wendel, Eduard Brynda
Long-term performance of implanted cardiovascular grafts can be ensured if living endothelium overgrows their surface. Surface modifications to implants are therefore being sought that can encourage endothelialization while preventing thrombus formation until the natural endothelium is formed. In the present study, heparin was covalently attached to a fibrin mesh grown from a PVC substrate surface by the catalytic action of surface immobilized thrombin on a fibrinogen solution. The coating prevented platelet activation, thrombin generation and clot formation, and reduced inflammatory reactions when exposed to fresh human whole blood circulating in a Chandler loop model...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646325/anti-tuberculosis-bacteriophage-d29-delivery-with-a-vibrating-mesh-nebulizer-jet-nebulizer-and-soft-mist-inhaler
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Nicholas B Carrigy, Rachel Y Chang, Sharon S Y Leung, Melissa Harrison, Zaritza Petrova, Welkin H Pope, Graham F Hatfull, Warwick J Britton, Hak-Kim Chan, Dominic Sauvageau, Warren H Finlay, Reinhard Vehring
PURPOSE: To compare titer reduction and delivery rate of active anti-tuberculosis bacteriophage (phage) D29 with three inhalation devices. METHODS: Phage D29 lysate was amplified to a titer of 11.8 ± 0.3 log10(pfu/mL) and diluted 1:100 in isotonic saline. Filters captured the aerosolized saline D29 preparation emitted from three types of inhalation devices: 1) vibrating mesh nebulizer; 2) jet nebulizer; 3) soft mist inhaler. Full-plate plaque assays, performed in triplicate at multiple dilution levels with the surrogate host Mycobacterium smegmatis, were used to quantify phage titer...
June 23, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644382/metal-ion-loaded-nanofibre-matrices-for-calcification-inhibition-in-polyurethane-implants
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Charanpreet Singh, Xungai Wang
Pathologic calcification leads to structural deterioration of implant materials via stiffening, stress cracking, and other structural disintegration mechanisms, and the effect can be critical for implants intended for long-term or permanent implantation. This study demonstrates the potential of using specific metal ions (MI)s for inhibiting pathological calcification in polyurethane (PU) implants. The hypothesis of using MIs as anti-calcification agents was based on the natural calcium-antagonist role of Mg(2+) ions in human body, and the anti-calcification effect of Fe(3+) ions in bio-prosthetic heart valves has previously been confirmed...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644057/the-implementation-of-medical-monitoring-programs-following-potentially-hazardous-exposures-a-medico-legal-perspective
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David Vearrier, Michael I Greenberg
CONTEXT: Clinical toxicologists may be called upon to determine the appropriateness of medical monitoring following documented or purported exposures to toxicants in the occupational, environmental, and medical settings. METHODS: We searched the MEDLINE database using the Ovid(®) search engine for the following terms cross-referenced to the MeSH database: ("occupational exposures" OR "environmental exposures") AND ("physiologic monitoring" OR "population surveillance")...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643660/glue-mesh-fixation-feasibility-tolerance-and-complication-assessment-results-24months-after-laparoscopic-sacrocolpopexy
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P Panel, F Soffray, E Roussillon, C Devins, M Brouziyne, S Abramowicz
AIM: This study aims to assess short- and mid-term feasibility, strength and tolerance of glue mesh fixation for laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy, as well as postoperative quality of sexual activity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This original prospective clinical study was carried out in multiple university surgical centres between 2012 and 2013. Data were obtained during immediate postoperative hospitalisation, at 3 and at 24 months postoperatively. For a total of 42 patients subjected to laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy, bladder catheterization and hospitalisation times, pain score, early and late postoperative complications, prolapse staging according to POP-Q classification, and quality of sexual activity were registered...
April 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643369/postoperative-pain-and-perceptions-of-recuperation-after-suture-and-mesh-based-apical-sacrospinous-ligament-suspension
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Carolyn Botros, Juraj Letko, Adam Gafni-Kane, Sylvia Botros, Svjetlana Lozo, Peter Sand
OBJECTIVE: To compare the incidence of postoperative pain after suture- or mesh-based sacrospinous ligament suspension (SSLS). METHODS: In a retrospective study, data were reviewed from patients who underwent suture- or mesh-based SSLS at a center in Skokie, IL, USA, between 2006 and 2011. The primary outcome was self-reported postoperative pain scores (range 0-10) on the day of surgery (day 0) and 1 day later (day 1). RESULTS: Overall, 90 women were included in the study: 66 underwent mesh-based SSLS and 24 underwent suture-based SSLS...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642192/applications-of-3d-orbital-computer-assisted-surgery-cas
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Paolo Scolozzi
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the present report is to describe the indications for use of 3D orbital computer-assisted surgery (CAS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed the clinical and radiological data of all patients with orbital deformities treated using intra-operative navigation and CAD/CAM techniques at the Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Switzerland, between 2009 and 2016. We recorded age and gender, orbital deformity, technical and surgical procedure and postoperative complications...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642090/temporary-removal-vaginal-sacral-colpopexy-a-natural-orifice-approach-to-a-gold-standard-procedure
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Charles R Hanes
The publisher regrets that this article has been temporarily removed. A replacement will appear as soon as possible in which the reason for the removal of the article will be specified, or the article will be reinstated. The full Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal can be found at https://www.elsevier.com/about/our-business/policies/article-withdrawal.
June 20, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642060/microsurgically-assisted-inguinal-hernia-repair-and-simultaneous-male-fertility-procedures-rationale-technique-and-outcomes
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Michael L Schulster, Matthew R Cohn, Bobby B Najari, Marc Goldstein
PURPOSE: Inguinal herniorrhaphy is the most common general surgical procedure. It is associated with frequent complications such as recurrence (1.9% with mesh), post-operative hematoma (4.5%), reduced sensation (0 - 42.8%), chronic post-operative pain (5.1%), vasal injury (0.1 - 0.53%) and infection (3 - 6%)(1-5). Drawing on our experience utilizing the operating microscope for varicocelectomy, vasectomy reversal and repair of iatrogenic vasal obstruction from hernia repair, we employed it for inguinal hernia repair...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641915/the-antimicrobial-spectrum-of-xeroform-%C3%A2
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David J Barillo, Anthony R Barillo, Sarah Korn, Kan Lam, Paul S Attar
INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND: Xeroform(®) is a petrolatum-based fine mesh gauze containing 3% bismuth tribromophenate. Bismuth, similar to other metals, has antimicrobial properties. Xeroform(®) has been used for decades in burn and plastic surgery as a donor site dressing and as a covering for wounds or partial thickness burns. Despite this, the antimicrobial spectrum of Xeroform(®) remains largely unknown. We examined the in-vitro efficacy of Xeroform(®) against common burn pathogens using zone-of-inhibition methodology in a commercial research facility...
June 19, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641875/prevention-of-incisional-hernia-with-prophylactic-onlay-and-sublay-mesh-reinforcement-versus-primary-suture-only-in-midline-laparotomies-prima-2-year-follow-up-of-a-multicentre-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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An P Jairam, Lucas Timmermans, Hasan H Eker, Robert E G J M Pierik, David van Klaveren, Ewout W Steyerberg, Reinier Timman, Arie C van der Ham, Imro Dawson, Jan A Charbon, Christoph Schuhmacher, André Mihaljevic, Jakob R Izbicki, Panagiotis Fikatas, Philip Knebel, René H Fortelny, Gert-Jan Kleinrensink, Johan F Lange, Hans J Jeekel
BACKGROUND: Incisional hernia is a frequent long-term complication after abdominal surgery, with a prevalence greater than 30% in high-risk groups. The aim of the PRIMA trial was to evaluate the effectiveness of mesh reinforcement in high-risk patients, to prevent incisional hernia. METHODS: We did a multicentre, double-blind, randomised controlled trial at 11 hospitals in Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands. We included patients aged 18 years or older who were undergoing elective midline laparotomy and had either an abdominal aortic aneurysm or a body-mass index (BMI) of 27 kg/m(2) or higher...
June 19, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641523/radiosensitizing-effect-of-electrochemotherapy-a-systematic-review-of-protocols-and-efficiency
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Zohre Rezaee, Ali Yadollahpour, Samaneh Rashidi, Pramod S Kunwar
OBJECTIVE: Electrochemotherapy (ECT) is a combination of electroporation (EP) and chemotherapy and has been reported as a potential radiosensitizing agent for radiation therapy. The main objective of this study was to systematically review of the literature to evaluate the effectiveness of ECT in sensitization of tumors to ionization radiation. In addition, the clinical considerations and mechanisms of action of radiosensitizing effect are discussed. METHODS: The databases of Medline (PubMed), Embase, Scopus, Cochrane library, Web of Science, Biomed central, Science Direct, and Google scholar up to March 30th 2017 were explored...
June 21, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641249/eit-imaging-regularization-based-on-spectral-graph-wavelets
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Bo Gong, Benjamin Schullcke, Sabine Krueger-Ziolek, Marko Vauhkonen, Gerhard Wolf, Ullrich Mueller-Lisse, Knut Moeller
The objective of Electrical Impedance Tomographic reconstruction is to identify the distribution of tissue conductivity from electrical boundary conditions. This is an ill-posed inverse problem usually solved under the finite element method framework. In previous studies, standard sparse regularization was used for difference EIT to achieve a sparse solution. However, regarding element-wise sparsity, standard sparse regularization interferes with the smoothness of conductivity distribution between neighboring elements and is sensitive to noise...
June 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641242/arrhythmia-mechanism-and-scaling-effect-on-the-spectral-properties-of-electroanatomical-maps-with-manifold-harmonics
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Margarita Sanroman-Junquera, Inmaculada Mora-Jimenez, Arcadi Garcia-Alberola, Antonio J Caamano, Beatriz Trenor, Jose Luis Rojo-Alvarez
Spatial and temporal processing of intracardiac electrograms provides relevant information to support the arrhythmia ablation during electrophysiological studies. Current Cardiac Navigation Systems (CNS) and Electrocardiographic Imaging (ECGI) build detailed three-dimensional electroanatomical maps (EAM), which represent the spatial anatomical distribution of bioelectrical features, such as activation time or voltage. We present a principled methodology for spectral analysis of both EAM geometry and bioelectrical feature in CNS or ECGI, including their spectral representation, cut-off frequency, or spatial sampling rate (SSR)...
June 15, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641082/mesh-sling-removals-why-when-how-and-consequences
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EDITORIAL
Toby C Chai
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June 19, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640923/how-much-detail-is-needed-in-modeling-a-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-figure-8-coil-measurements-and-brain-simulations
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Petar I Petrov, Stefano Mandija, Iris E C Sommer, Cornelis A T van den Berg, Sebastiaan F W Neggers
BACKGROUND: Despite TMS wide adoption, its spatial and temporal patterns of neuronal effects are not well understood. Although progress has been made in predicting induced currents in the brain using realistic finite element models (FEM), there is little consensus on how a magnetic field of a typical TMS coil should be modeled. Empirical validation of such models is limited and subject to several limitations. METHODS: We evaluate and empirically validate models of a figure-of-eight TMS coil that are commonly used in published modeling studies, of increasing complexity: simple circular coil model; coil with in-plane spiral winding turns; and finally one with stacked spiral winding turns...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640608/numerical-diculties-computing-electrostatic-potentials-near-interfaces-with-the-poisson-boltzmann-equation
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Marcia Oliveira Fenley, Alexander H Boschitsch, Robert C Harris
Many researchers compute surface maps of the electrostatic potential with the Poisson-Boltzmann (PB) equation to relate the structural information obtained from X-ray and NMR experiments to biomolecular functions. Here we demonstrate that the usual method of obtaining these surface maps of electrostatic potential, by interpolating from neighboring grid points on the solution grid generated by a PB solver, generates large errors because of the large discontinuity in the dielectric constant (and thus in the normal derivative of the electrostatic potential) at the surface...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640183/bluetooth-low-energy-mesh-networks-a-survey
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REVIEW
Seyed Mahdi Darroudi, Carles Gomez
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) has gained significant momentum. However, the original design of BLE focused on star topology networking, which limits network coverage range and precludes end-to-end path diversity. In contrast, other competing technologies overcome such constraints by supporting the mesh network topology. For these reasons, academia, industry, and standards development organizations have been designing solutions to enable BLE mesh networks. Nevertheless, the literature lacks a consolidated view on this emerging area...
June 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639577/characteristics-of-good-s-syndrome-in-china-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jin-Pei Dong, Wen Gao, Gui-Gen Teng, Yu Tian, Hua-Hong Wang
BACKGROUND: Good's syndrome (GS) is a rare disease characterized by thymoma, hypogammaglobulinemia, low or absent B-cells, decreased T-cells, an inverted CD4+/CD8+ T-cell ratio and reduced T-cell mitogen proliferative responses. GS is difficult to diagnose preoperatively due to its rarity and lack of typical symptoms, the characteristics of Chinese GS patients are still lacking. This study aimed to systematically review all the clinical, laboratory, and immunologic findings of reported cases of Chinese patients with GS...
July 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638994/adherence-to-mediterranean-diet-in-relation-to-bone-mineral-density-and-risk-of-fracture-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Hanieh Malmir, Parvane Saneei, Bagher Larijani, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh
PURPOSE: We aimed to systematically review available data on the association between adherence to MD and BMD as well as risk of fractures and to summarize this information through a meta-analysis. METHODS: Previous studies in the field of adherence to MD in relation to BMD and risk of fracture were selected through searching PubMed, Scopus, ISI Web of Science and Google Scholar databases prior to June, 2016 using Mesh and non-Mesh relevant keywords. RESULTS: In the meta-analysis of four effect sizes, obtained from three studies, we found that adherence to MD was associated with a 21% reduced risk of hip fracture (overall RR 0...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
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