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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224749/supraglottoplasty-for-laryngomalacia-the-experience-from-concepcion-chile
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Sahba Sedaghat, Felipe Fredes, Mario Tapia
OBJECTIVE: To review the clinical manifestations and outcomes of supraglottoplasty in patients with moderate to severe laryngomalacia at Guillermo Grant Benavente Hospital between January 2015 and January 2017. METHODS: Retrospective study of patients with laryngomalacia who underwent CO2 laser supraglottoplasty at a tertiary referral center. A review of medical records of these patients was performed. Epidemiological data along with symptoms, comorbidities, morphological type of laryngomalacia, synchronous airway lesions, surgery outcomes and satisfaction of parents after the procedure were recorded...
December 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218493/direct-biological-effects-of-fractional-ultrapulsed-co2-laser-irradiation-on-keratinocytes-and-fibroblasts-in-human-organotypic-full-thickness-3d-skin-models
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L Schmitt, S Huth, P M Amann, Y Marquardt, R Heise, K Fietkau, L Huth, T Steiner, F Hölzle, J M Baron
Molecular effects of various ablative and non-ablative laser treatments on human skin cells-especially primary effects on epidermal keratinocytes and dermal fibroblasts-are not yet fully understood. We present the first study addressing molecular effects of fractional non-sequential ultrapulsed CO2 laser treatment using a 3D skin model that allows standardized investigations of time-dependent molecular changes ex vivo. While histological examination was performed to assess morphological changes, we utilized gene expression profiling using microarray and qRT-PCR analyses to identify molecular effects of laser treatment...
December 7, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209868/laser-surface-modification-of-decellularized-extracellular-cartilage-matrix-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
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Eva Goldberg-Bockhorn, Silke Schwarz, Rachana Subedi, Alexander Elsässer, Ricarda Riepl, Paul Walther, Ludwig Körber, Roman Breiter, Karl Stock, Nicole Rotter
The implantation of autologous cartilage as the gold standard operative procedure for the reconstruction of cartilage defects in the head and neck region unfortunately implicates a variety of negative effects at the donor site. Tissue-engineered cartilage appears to be a promising alternative. However, due to the complex requirements, the optimal material is yet to be determined. As demonstrated previously, decellularized porcine cartilage (DECM) might be a good option to engineer vital cartilage. As the dense structure of DECM limits cellular infiltration, we investigated surface modifications of the scaffolds by carbon dioxide (CO2) and Er:YAG laser application to facilitate the migration of chondrocytes inside the scaffold...
December 6, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207835/sem-evaluation-of-enamel-surface-changes-and-enamel-microhardness-around-orthodontic-brackets-after-application-of-co2-laser-er-cr-ysgg-laser-and-fluoride-varnish-an-in-vivo-study
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Tarundeep Kaur, Tulika Tripathi, Priyank Rai, Anup Kanase
Introduction: One of the most undesirable consequences of orthodontic treatment is occurrence of enamel demineralization around orthodontic brackets. Numerous in vitro studies have reported the prevention of enamel demineralization by surface treatment with lasers and fluoride varnish. Aim: To evaluate the changes on the enamel surface and microhardness around orthodontic brackets after surface treatment by CO2 laser, Er, Cr:YSGG laser and fluoride varnish in vivo...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206094/long-term-follow-up-and-outcome-in-patients-with-recurrent-respiratory-laryngeal-papillomatosis
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Eva Rye Rasmussen, Didde T Schnack, Andreas Schjellerup Jørkov, Anna Axelsson Raja, Caroline Holkmann Olsen, Preben Homøe
INTRODUCTION: Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis is characterized by wart-like lesions of the upper airway and is most frequently caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). The disease has significant impact on quality of life due to potential airway obstruction, dysphonia and the need for serial surgeries. The main objective of this study was to describe patient characteristics and long-term follow-up data in a Danish cohort with the disease. METHODS: The study was a longitudinal retrospective cohort-study using data from electronic medical records and a pathology database...
December 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194809/methylsemicarbazide-as-ligand-in-late-3d-transition-metal-complexes
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Joerg Stierstorfer, Norbert Szimhardt
Most ignition and initiation systems nowadays still contain poisonous chemicals such as lead styphnate and lead azide but also chromates and other compounds of high concern. Therefore; methylsemicarbazide (1, MSC), which can be prepared in a one-step reaction and an extraordinary high yield of 95 %, has been evaluated as ligand in energetic coordination compounds. For the first time 25 new transition metal complexes (Mn2+, Ni2+, Co2+, Cu2+, and Zn2+) using methylsemicarbazide (1) as the ligand were prepared and comprehensively analyzed by e...
December 1, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184706/cervical-intramedullary-spinal-cord-lipoma
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Rocco Severino, Paolo Severino
Background: Intramedullary, nondysraphic, spinal cord lipomas are rare and account for less than 1% of all spinal cord lesions. Symptoms typically consist of a progressive myelopathy associated with increasing degrees of paralysis (e.g., quadriparesis/plegia, paraparesis/plegia). Case Description: A 39-year-old male, without a history of spinal dysraphism, presented with a progressive spastic quadriparesis. This was attributed to magnetic resonance-documented large intramedullary cervical lipoma...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180835/laminated-and-infused-parafilm%C3%A2-paper-for-paper-based-analytical-devices
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Yong Shin Kim, Yuanyuan Yang, Charles S Henry
Numerous fabrication methods have been reported for microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (μPADs) using barrier materials ranging from photoresist to wax. While these methods have been used with wide success, consistently producing small, high-resolution features using materials and methods that are compatible with solvents and surfactants remains a challenge. Two new methods are presented here for generating μPADs with well-defined, high-resolution structures compatible with solvents and surfactant-containing solutions by partially or fully fusing paper with Parafilm® followed by cutting with a CO2 laser cutter...
February 2018: Sensors and Actuators. B, Chemical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174658/-management-of-endometrioma
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Pauline Chauvet, Horace Roman, Anne-Sophie Gremeau, Michel Canis, Nicolas Bourdel
Preoperative evaluation: clinical examination, and research for associated lesions. Laparoscopic approach. Cystectomy: gold standard, conformed to the endometrioma pathophysiology (3 zones). Laser CO2 Plasmajet® vaporisation: important data lead to legitimate utilisation. Haemostasis: be patient! Use of bipolar energy sparingly. Look for other endometriotic lesions, and systematic treatment. Preoperative medical treatment not always useful. Postoperative treatment: decrease recurrence. Especially for patients with no immediate pregnancy desire...
November 21, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173028/easy-debonding-of-ceramic-brackets-bonded-with-a-light-cured-orthodontic-adhesive-containing-microcapsules-with-a-co2-laser
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Shiori Arima, Yasuhiro Namura, Takahiko Tamura, Noriyoshi Shimizu
OBJECTIVE: An easy debonding method for ceramic brackets using a light-cured Bis-GMA resin containing heat-expandable microcapsules and CO2 laser was investigated. BACKGROUND: Ceramic brackets are used frequently in orthodontic treatment because of their desirable esthetic properties. However, the application of heavy force to ceramic brackets in debonding can fracture the tooth enamel and ceramic brackets, causing tooth pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 60 freshly extracted bovine permanent mandibular incisors were divided randomly into 10 groups of 6 specimens each, corresponding to the number of variables tested...
November 27, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164591/trend-of-decreasing-length-of-cervical-cone-excision-during-the-last-20-years
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F Sopracordevole, N Clemente, G Delli Carpini, G Giorda, A Del Fabro, L Moriconi, G De Piero, L Alessandrini, V Canzonieri, M Buttignol, M Nicodemo, A Ciavattini
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the cervical conizations performed in the last 20 years in a single institution, with a particular interest in analyzing the trend of the length of cone excisions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of women who underwent a CO2-laser cervical conization between January 1996 and December 2015. Cytological abnormalities on referral pap smear, colposcopic findings and pertinent clinical and socio-demographic characteristics of each woman were collected...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160090/two-consecutive-cases-of-persistent-stapedial-artery-managed-with-a-carbon-dioxide-laser
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Shawn M Stevens, Zoe A Walters, Kareem Tawfik, Ravi N Samy
OBJECTIVE: (1) Discuss the presentation and management of persistent stapedial artery (PSA) discovered incidentally during cholesteatoma surgery. (2) Review use of carbon dioxide (CO2) laser for treatment of PSA in the setting of chronic ear disease. PATIENTS: Two consecutive patients with PSA and primary acquired cholesteatoma. INTERVENTION(S): Tympanomastoidectomy using a canal wall reconstruction technique. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Surgical healing, collateral damage to surrounding anatomy, and postoperative hearing...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154314/feasibility-and-its-characteristics-of-co2-laser-micromachining-based-pmma-anti-scattering-grid-estimated-by-mcnp-code-simulation
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Jun Woo Bae, Hee Reyoung Kim
BACKGROUND: Anti-scattering grid has been used to improve the image quality. However, applying a commonly used linear or parallel grid would cause image distortion, and focusing grid also requires a precise fabrication technology, which is expensive. OBJECTIVE: To investigate and analyze whether using CO2 laser micromachining-based PMMA anti-scattering grid can improve the performance of the grid at a lower cost. Thus, improvement of grid performance would result in improvement of image quality...
November 16, 2017: Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149991/a-fast-and-low-cost-microfabrication-approach-for-six-types-of-thermoplastic-substrates-with-reduced-feature-size-and-minimized-bulges-using-sacrificial-layer-assisted-laser-engraving
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Longjun Gu, Guodong Yu, Cheuk-Wing Li
Since polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) is notorious for its severe sorption to biological compounds and even nanoparticles, thermoplastics become a promising substrate for microdevices. Although CO2 laser engraving is an efficient method for thermoplastic device fabrication, it accompanies with poor bonding issues due to severe bulging and large feature size determined by the diameter of laser beam. In this study, a low-cost microfabrication method is proposed by reversibly sealing a 1 mm thick polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) over an engraving substrate to reduce channel feature size and minimize bulges of laser engraved channels...
January 2, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147757/prospective-evaluation-of-co2-laser-assisted-sclerectomy-surgery-class-with-mitomycin-c
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Carlo Alberto Cutolo, Alessandro Bagnis, Riccardo Scotto, Chiara Bonzano, Carlo Enrico Traverso
PURPOSE: Our purpose was to evaluate the clinical safety and efficacy of CO2 laser-assisted sclerectomy surgery (CLASS) with Mitomycin C (MMC) in open angle glaucoma (OAG). METHODS: This was a prospective, uncontrolled, interventional case series. All subjects underwent CLASS procedure by a single surgeon. After the dissection of a partial thickness scleral flap, topical MMC 0.2 mg/ml was applied to the sclera and the conjunctiva for 3 min. The CO2 laser with a beam-manipulating system was used to ablate the scleral tissue and expose the Schlemm's canal area...
November 17, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141056/in-vivo-histological-analysis-of-a-fractional-co2-laser-system-intended-for-treatment-of-soft-tissue
#16
Elisabeth Hurliman, Brian Zelickson, Jeffrey Kenkel
<p>BACKGROUND: Fractional ablative lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for improving wrinkles, scars, skin texture, and dyspigmentation. However, the exact effects of this technology in vivo on epidermal and dermal skin constituents have not been delineated. This study evaluated the in vivo histological effects over time of treatment with a fractional ablative CO2 system, using different treatment parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Healthy adult volunteers were enrolled in this multicenter clinical study...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135629/the-use-of-pulsed-co2-lasers-for-the-treatment-of-vulvovaginal-atrophy-erratum
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August 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135033/primary-and-salvage-laser-surgery-of-341-glottic-cancers-comparison-of-treatment-outcomes-between-university-head-neck-tertiary-referral-center-and-local-head-neck-department
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Piotr Winiarski, Artur Lewandowski, Grażyna Greczka, Jacek Banaszewski, Hanna Klimza, Małgorzata Wierzbicka
OBJECTIVE: The main goal was to compare the clinical data of patients with T1 and T2 glottic cancer treated with CO2 transoral laser microlaryngoscopy (TLM) in the Tertiary Referral University Department of Otolaryngology, Head Neck Surgery, Poznan and the local Department of Otolaryngology, Oncology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bydgoszcz. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Unified databases for the 7-year period January 2005-December 2011 were created to compare these two cohorts...
November 14, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123636/management-of-oral-lichen-planus-by-980-nm-diode-laser
#19
Nahid Derikvand, Seyedeh Sara Ghasemi, Mohammad Moharami, Ehsan Shafiei, Nasim Chiniforush
Introduction: Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a mucocutaneous disease with uncertain etiology. As the etiology is unknown standard treatment modalities are not available. The traditional and common treatment relies on corticosteroids whether topical or systemic. In recent years, development of lasers made a proper path to use this instrument for treatment of the diseases which are refractory to conventional treatments. Previous studies in this field used CO2, ND:YAG, Excimer and some wavelength of diode lasers for the treatment of different types of lichen planus...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123628/evaluation-of-different-types-of-lasers-in-surface-conditioning-of-porcelains-a-review-article
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Amirhossin Mirhashemi, Nastaran Sharifi, Mohammad Moharrami, Nasim Chiniforush
To achieve proper bond strength for porcelains, adequate surface roughness is essential, which is traditionally gained by sandblasting or acid etching with hydrofluoric (HF) acid. Nowadays with the development of laser systems, serious efforts were made to apply this new instrument for surface etching of porcelains due to easy usage, safety, and more efficiency. There are different kinds of lasers and porcelains, so choosing the ones which will be good match for each other is crucial. Besides that, changing the irradiation setting can be beneficial as well...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
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