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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228145/rejuvenating-the-face-an-analysis-of-100-absorbable-suture-suspension-patients
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Michael Patrick Ogilvie, Julius Warren Few, Shikhar Singh Tomur, Chad Michael Teven, Alec James Semersky, Caroline Regan Bruno, Natasha Tamagni Kulick
Background: Absorbable suture suspension (Silhouette InstaLift, Sinclair Pharma, Irvine, CA) is a novel, minimally invasive system that utilizes a specially manufactured synthetic suture to help address the issues of facial aging, while minimizing the risks associated with historic thread lifting modalities. Objectives: The purpose of the study was to assess the safety, efficacy, and patient satisfaction of the absorbable suture suspension system in regards to facial rejuvenation and midface volume enhancement...
December 8, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227195/a-new-method-for-laparoscopic-stamm-gastrostomy
#2
Mete Kaya, Serpil Sancar, Esra Ozcakir
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Many methods of laparoscopic gastrostomy have been described, but in the majority of these, purse-string sutures and fixation of the stomach to the abdominal wall are not performed simultaneously. In this study, we aim to present a new laparoscopic gastrostomy tube (GT) placement method developed in accordance with the classical Stamm method. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Intracorporeal purse-string suture is placed at the anterior wall of the stomach where the GT is intended to be placed...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180191/suture-thread-check-test-for-detection-of-surgical-site-contamination-a-prospective-study
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Francesco Iovino, Pasquale Pio Auriemma, Luca Dani, Giovanna Donnarumma, Alfonso Barbarisi, Vincenza Mallardo, Federica Calò, Nicola Coppola
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection (SSI) is a common complication of surgical procedures. AIM: Our study aimed at investigating a new method based on assessment of suture thread colonization to identify patients developing an SSI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 119 patients undergoing elective surgery. For each patient, a synthetic absorbable thread in Lactomer 9-1 (Polisorb Gauge 2) inserted in the surgical site at the end of surgery was sent to the microbiology laboratory after 48 h to assess colonization of its inner tract...
December 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172392/arthroscopic-pullout-fixation-for-a-small-and-comminuted-avulsion-fracture-of-the-posterior-cruciate-ligament-from-the-tibia
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Shuji Nakagawa, Yuji Arai, Kunio Hara, Hiroaki Inoue, Manabu Hino, Toshikazu Kubo
We describe a patient who underwent arthroscopic pullout fixation for a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) avulsion fracture. A 46-year-old female, injured in a fall while riding a motorcycle, was diagnosed with a right knee PCL tibial attachment avulsion fracture and underwent arthroscopic osteosynthesis. A Kirschner wire was drilled to a point just medial to the medial border of the anterior tibial bony bed. A suture wire was folded into a loop and introduced into the posteromedial compartment via the bone tunnel...
December 1, 2017: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115019/cell-laden-composite-suture-threads-for-repairing-damaged-tendons
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Raquel Costa-Almeida, Rui M A Domingues, Afsoon Fallahi, Huseyin Avci, Iman K Yazdi, Mohsen Akbari, Rui L Reis, Ali Tamayol, Manuela E Gomes, Ali Khademhosseini
Tendons have limited regenerative capacity due to their low cellularity and hypovascular nature, which results in poor clinical outcomes of presently used therapies. As tendon injuries are often observed in active adults, it poses an increasing socio-economic burden on healthcare systems. Currently, suture threads are used during surgical repair to anchor the tissue graft or to connect injured ends. Here, we created composite suture threads coated with a layer of cell-laden hydrogel that can be used for bridging the injured tissue aiming at tendon regeneration...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089715/stop-suturing-like-cobbler
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Kamal Kataria, Piyush Ranjan, Anurag Srivastava
Suturing is the joining of tissues with needle and thread so that the tissues will bind together and that healing occurs by primary intention with least scarring. Professionals like tailor and cobbler are also involved with suturing. Although both professions are involved with suturing, they are not dealing with live tissue, so there are no problems like poor healing, ischemia and wound edge necrosis. These complications, which are common with live tissue, may finally lead to wound dehiscence and increased risk of surgical site infection, and ugly scar...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078625/laparoscopic-techniques-and-strategies-for-gastrointestinal-gists
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Chang Min Lee, Sungsoo Park
The laparoscopic approach is widely accepted surgical treatment for gastrointestinal submucosal tumors (SMTs). In this chapter, we will introduce laparoscopic techniques and strategy for gastrointestinal SMTs, in accordance with those for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). The indication for a laparoscopic approach has been related to tumor size. The upper limit of tumor size has increased, according to recent trends, and there is no established guideline for a lower limit. All patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery receive preoperative examinations including gastrofiberscopy, upper gastrointestinal radiography, computed tomography (CT), and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)...
2017: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071894/-effect-of-electroacupuncture-stimulation-of-heart-meridian-on-autonomic-nervous-activities-in-acute-myocardial-ischemia-rats
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Shuai Cui, Jing Xu, Jie Wang, Sheng-Bing Wu, Yi-Ping Zhou, Mei-Qi Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation of the Heart Meridian on electrical activities of neck sympathetic and vagal nerves in acute myocardial ischemia (AMI) rats. METHODS: Thirty SD rats were randomly divided into 3 groups, sham operation (sham), model and EA(n=10 rats in each group). The left anterior descending branch (LADB) of the coronary artery was occluded to make an acute myocardial ischemia (AMI) model.For rats of the sham group, a surgical suture was simply threaded beneath the LADB without ligation...
December 25, 2016: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994784/technique-of-minimally-invasive-transverse-aortic-constriction-in-mice-for-induction-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
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Reza Tavakoli, Simona Nemska, Peiman Jamshidi, Max Gassmann, Nelly Frossard
Transverse aortic constriction (TAC) in mice is one of the most commonly used surgical techniques for experimental investigation of pressure overload-induced left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and its progression to heart failure. In the majority of the reported investigations, this procedure is performed with intubation and ventilation of the animal which renders it demanding and time-consuming and adds to the surgical burden to the animal. The aim of this protocol is to describe a simplified technique of minimally invasive TAC without intubation and ventilation of mice...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989101/securing-extraocular-muscles-in-strabismus-surgery-laboratory-analysis-of-biomechanical-parameters-related-to-the-suture
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Steven E Brooks
PURPOSE: To investigate the tensile properties of several components used to secure extraocular muscle to sclera in strabismus surgery to determine potential failure points. METHODS: A digital force gauge measured the tensile strength of intact or damaged 6-0 Vicryl suture (Ethicon, Somerville, NJ), as well as threads tied in a 2-1-1 or 2-1-1-1 surgeon's knot configuration. Human sclera was used to test the resistance to drag of knotted and unknotted 6-0 Vicryl suture thread through partial thickness sclera...
October 5, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920636/politetrafluorene-suture-used-as-artificial-mitral-chord-mechanical-properties-and-surgical-implications
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Philippe P Caimmi, Maurizio Sabbatini, Luca Fusaro, Mario Cannas
BACKGROUND: Novel surgical approach to repair degenerative mitral regurgitation such as transapical chordae tendineae replacement and "loop in loop" in loop techniques, need of artificial chordae longer than that used in the older techniques of chordae tendineae replacement. This difference in length has been reported as potential critical point for durability of artificial chordae. In the present paper we have investigated the elastic behavior of different diameter and length politetrafluorene (PTFE) suture threads as substitute of native chordae, to identify their reliability to use as long artificial chordae...
December 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918007/the-effect-of-visual-spatial-ability-on-the-learning-of-robot-assisted-surgical-skills
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Takashige Abe, Nicholas Raison, Nobuo Shinohara, M Shamim Khan, Kamran Ahmed, Prokar Dasgupta
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the correlation of visual-spatial ability with progression along the learning curve for robotic surgical skills training. METHODS: A total of 21 novice participants were recruited. All participants completed a training program consisting of 5 training sessions of 30 minutes of virtual reality (VR) simulation and 30 minutes of dry laboratory training. The VR simulation part was the subject of the present study. During VR simulation training, participants performed the basic skill exercises of Camera Targeting 1, Pick and Place, and Peg Board 1 followed by advanced skill exercises of Suture Sponge 1 and Thread the Rings...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915775/wound-healing-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-topical-hyaluronic-acid-injection-in-surgical-site-infection-caused-by-staphylococcus-aureus
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Jin Hyung Park, Eon Ju Park, Hyung Suk Yi
Surgical-site infection (SSI) is a common postoperative complication, primarily caused by Staphylococcus aureus. S aureus produces hyaluronidase which degrades hyaluronic acid (HA). HA prevents bacterial proliferation and has anti-inflammatory effects to promote wound healing. We evaluated the effect of HA injection with systemic antibiotics for prevention and treatment of SSIs caused by S aureus. An open wound was created on the dorsum of 40 rats. The wound bed was sutured with S aureus inoculated thread. The test group was injected with HA (HA group), and the control group received a subcutaneous injection of normal saline (NS group)...
September 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915290/lifting-the-lower-face-with-an-absorbable-polydioxanone-pdo-thread
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Kian Karimi, Alexandra Reivitis
Traditional rejuvenation techniques include chemical peels, rhytidectomy of the skin, laser resurfacing, injection of dermal fillers and neurotoxins, and invasive surgical procedures. Patients with brow ptosis, jowl formation, and deepening nasolabial folds currently seek antiaging procedures with no incisions and minimal downtime such as thread-lifting with barbed sutures. The present report describes a case in which polydioxanone threads were used to lift the lower third of a patient's face. Fillers were used to supplement the results achieved by the thread lift because often, when tissue has been lifted, volume deficits are revealed, which can be corrected with dermal fillers...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904650/dermatologic-microsutures-using-human-hair-a-useful-technique-in-cutaneous-stitching
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Mohammed Al Azrak, Rei Ogawa
Background: Facial wounds are challenging for dermatologic surgeons, particularly traumatic facial wounds, because they can yield disfiguring scars. To obtain good results, narrow needles and sutures are needed. Hair filaments have a very small diameter (0.06-0.1 mm) and could serve as suture threads for facial wounds. Objective: To determine the aesthetic outcomes by using autologous hair to suture facial wounds. Patients and Methods: This case series study examined the aesthetic outcomes of all consecutive female patients with traumatic facial wounds who underwent autologous hair-based stitching in 2009-2016...
2017: Eplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867371/the-suture-retention-test-revisited-and-revised
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M Pensalfini, S Meneghello, V Lintas, K Bircher, A E Ehret, E Mazza
A systematic investigation of the factors affecting the suture retention test is performed. The specimen width w and the distance a of the suture bite from the specimen free edge emerge as the most influential geometrical parameters. A conservative approach for the quantification of suture retention strength is identified, based on the use of a camera to monitor the incipient failure and detect the instant of earliest crack propagation. The corresponding critical force, called break starting strength, is extremely robust against test parameter variations and its dependence on the specimen geometry becomes negligible when a≥ 2mm and w≥ 10mm...
August 24, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863885/a-new-indication-for-barbed-threads-static-reanimation-of-the-paralyzed-face
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Victor Vlad Costan, Eugenia Popescu, Daniela Sulea, Ioan Sorin Stratulat
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to present the authors' experience in static facial reanimation using a straightforward incisionless procedure adapted from techniques commonly used for performing minimally invasive facelifts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen patients were treated by static suspension using barbed sutures and all resulting changes were reviewed. The technique used for suture placement is described in detail, as are the author's tips for achieving the best esthetic and functional results...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857984/levator-aponeurosis-and-muller-muscle-plication-reinforced-with-levator-sheath-advancement-for-blepharoptosis-correction
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Jin Suk Byun, Kun Hwang, Sang Yun Lee, Hak Tae Kim, Kenneth Kim
The authors innovated the levator aponeurosis and Muller muscle plication reinforced with levator sheath advancement (AMPSA) for blepharoptosis correction. The orbital septum was opened 1 mm above its fusion with the levator aponeurosis. The preaponeurotic fat was retracted and the thickened part of the levator sheath was identified. Two plication sutures were made: medial suture at the medial border of the pupil and lateral between the lateral border of the pupil and the lateral limbus. A needle with 6-0 nylon thread first bit the tarsal plate approximately 1 mm below its upper border, then bit the levator aponeurosis and the Muller muscle together at 3 to 6 mm above the upper border of the tarsal plate...
October 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836247/-application-and-effect-evaluation-of-an-self-made-device-to-fix-liver-in-laparoscopic-radical-gastrectomy
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Xiaoyu Dong, Xiaoyu Chen, Yu Zhu, Zixuan Liu, Fengyue Jiang, Jun Luo, Jiang Yu, Guoxin Li, Liying Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To introduce the application and clinical effect of self-made liver fixing device in laparoscopic radical gastrectomy. METHODS: Clinical data of 469 patients underwent laparoscopic radical gastrectomy in Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University from March 2014 to January 2017 were analyzed retrospectively. In laparoscopic radical gastrectomy, self-made liver fixing device was used to expose surgical field covered by hepatic lobe in gastric lesser curvature and hepatic flexure of colon...
August 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815221/a-modified-efficient-purse-string-stapling-technique-mest-that-uses-a-new-metal-rod-for-intracorporeal-esophagojejunostomy-in-laparoscopic-total-gastrectomy
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REVIEW
Takeshi Omori, Jeong-Ho Moon, Kazuyoshi Yamamoto, Yoshitomo Yanagimoto, Keijirou Sugimura, Hiroshi Miyata, Masahiko Yano, Masato Sakon
Intracorporeal esophagojejunostomy after laparoscopic total gastrectomy is technically difficult because this procedure should be performed in a narrow surgical field in the upper abdomen even when completely laparoscopic approaches are used. The placement of the anvil of a circular stapling device into the esophagus and connection the instrument to the anvil are extremely difficult steps in this surgery. Therefore, we developed a simple technique for intracorporeal esophagojejunostomy using hemi-double stapling technique; we named this technique the efficient purse-string stapling technique (EST)...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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