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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511708/enzyme-mediated-formulation-of-stable-elliptical-silver-nanoparticles-tested-against-clinical-pathogens-and-mdr-bacteria-and-development-of-antimicrobial-surgical-thread
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Rupak Thapa, Chintan Bhagat, Pragya Shrestha, Suvash Awal, Pravin Dudhagara
BACKGROUND: Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are believed to be emerging tool against various infectious diseases including multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria. In the present study, in vitro synthesis of AgNPs was optimized using 1:50 ratio of macerozyme (25 μg/μl) and 1 mM AgNO3 incubated at 80 °C for 8 h. AgNPs were characterized by UV-Visible spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering (DLS), scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD)...
May 16, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508529/mastery-learning-does-the-method-of-learning-make-a-difference-in-skills-acquisition-for-robotic-surgery
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Karen L Siroen, Christopher D W Ward, Abelardo Escoto, Michael D Naish, Yves Bureau, Rajni V Patel, Christopher M Schlachta, Sayra M Cristancho, Ana Luisa Trejos
BACKGROUND: Few studies compare the effectiveness of blocked vs random practice conditions in minimally invasive surgery training, and none have evaluated these in robotic surgery training. METHODS: The dV-Trainer(®) and the da Vinci(®) Surgical System (dVSS) were used to compare practice conditions. Forty-two participants were randomized into blocked and random practice groups. Each participant performed five tasks: Ring Walk, Thread the Rings, Needle Targeting, Suture Sponge and Tubes Level 2...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482529/composite-membranes-of-alginate-and-chitosan-reinforced-with-cotton-or-linen-fibers-incorporating-epidermal-growth-factor
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Andréa C K Bierhalz, Ângela Maria Moraes
Suture threads of cotton or linen, in crossed and random orientation, were added to alginate-chitosan membranes intended to wound coatings application to improve the mechanical properties. The elongation at break increased to about 5 and 8 times for membranes with linen and cotton, respectively, both in the crossed orientation. The addition of the threads increased roughness and opacity of the membranes and reduced the liquid absorption capacity and water vapor transmission rate. The lowest toxicity to human fibroblasts was observed for extracts of membranes produced with linen, and incorporation in them of epidermal growth factor was able to slightly increase cell proliferation...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461185/surgical-treatment-of-residual-distal-intimal-flap-during-eversion-carotid-endarterectomy
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Pierfrancesco Veroux, Alessia Giaquinta, Vincenzo Ardita, Giuseppe D'Arrigo, Ester De Marco, Massimiliano Veroux
BACKGROUND: Eversion carotid endarterectomy (ECEA) is an effective surgical technique for the treatment of internal carotid artery(ICA) stenosis. However, a residual distal intimal flap (DIF) may determine a higher rate of neurological complications. The treatment of DIF may be challenging and no definitive approach has been described. We describe a simple surgical option for the treatment of DIF. METHODS: After internal ECEA has been performed, stitches are positioned at the side of intimal flap...
April 28, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430736/vertical-lifting-a-new-optimal-thread-lifting-technique-for-asians
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Seung Hoon Kang, Eun Jung Byun, Hei Sung Kim
BACKGROUND: With the evolution of facial rejuvenation methods, thread lifts have gained popularity among patients who seek cosmetic improvement. Absorbable wedge-shaped polydioxanone (PDO) sutures are currently available, and they are extremely popular in the aesthetic clinics in Korea. In case of midface and mandibular jowl lift, threads are most often inserted in an oblique manner with vectors of rejuvenation directed toward the temple. However, specific characteristics of skeletal anatomy should be considered when deciding which technique to use in Asians...
April 19, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299456/interlocking-horizontal-mattress-suture-versus-kakiuchi-technique-in-repair-of-achilles-tendon-rupture-a-biomechanical-study
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Matteo Guzzini, Riccardo Maria Lanzetti, Lorenzo Proietti, Daniele Mazza, Mattia Fabbri, Edoardo Monaco, Germano Ferri, Andrea Ferretti
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the type of surgical treatment for Achilles tendon rupture has been the subject of controversial debate. This biomechanical study evaluates for the first time in literature the ultimate failure load (UFL) of interlocking horizontal mattress (IHM) suture as compared with Kakiuchi suture in Achilles tendon rupture. The hypothesis is that IHM suture can be performed also for Achilles tendon rupture and ensures higher resistance compared with the traditional Kakiuchi suture...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277992/in-situ-development-and-application-of-natural-coatings-on-non-absorbable-sutures-to-reduce-incision-site-infections
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R Masood, T Hussain, M Umar, Azeemullah, T Areeb, S Riaz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was the development of a suture line that has antibacterial properties and reduces the chance of wound infection thus facilitating the healing process. METHOD: Hydrolysed chitosan, turmeric powder and clove oil were used in different proportions to formulate antimicrobial coating for the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyamide (Nylon 6) threads. The threads were coated using a lab-scale yarn sizing machine. Tensile, and knot strength of the coated sutures were measured...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263751/single-versus-double-layer-uterine-closure-at-cesarean-impact-on-lower-uterine-segment-thickness-at-next%C3%A2-pregnancy
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Chantale Vachon-Marceau, Suzanne Demers, Emmanuel Bujold, Stephanie Roberge, Robert J Gauthier, Jean-Charles Pasquier, Mario Girard, Nils Chaillet, Michel Boulvain, Nicole Jastrow
BACKGROUND: Uterine rupture is a potential life-threatening complication during a trial of labor after cesarean delivery. Single-layer closure of the uterus at cesarean delivery has been associated with an increased risk of uterine rupture compared with double-layer closure. Lower uterine segment thickness measurement by ultrasound has been used to evaluate the quality of the uterine scar after cesarean delivery and is associated with the risk of uterine rupture. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the impact of previous uterine closure on lower uterine segment thickness...
March 3, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236696/effect-of-ethyl-ester-l-lysine-triisocyanate-addition-to-produce-reactive-pla-pcl-bio-polyester-blends-for-biomedical-applications
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Annamaria Visco, Davide Nocita, Alberto Giamporcaro, Sara Ronca, Giuseppe Forte, Alessandro Pistone, Claudia Espro
We report in this paper the effects of Ethyl Ester L-Lysine Triisocyanate (LTI) on the physical-mechanical properties of Poly(lactide)/Poly(ε-caprolactone) (PLA/PCL) polyesters blends. The PLA/PCL ratios considered were 20/80, 50/50 and 80/20 (wt/wt %) and LTI was added in amounts of 0.0-0.5-1.0 phr. PLA and PCL reacted with LTI during processing in a Brabender twin screw internal mixer to produce block copolymers in-situ. The resulting blends have been characterized by torque measurements, uniaxial tensile tests, Differential Scanning Calorimeter, contact angle measurements with a Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS) solution, ATR analysis and morphological SEM observations...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224067/repair-of-rotator-cuff-tear-with-delamination-independent-repairs-of-the-infraspinatus-and-articular-capsule
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Tomoyuki Mochizuki, Akimoto Nimura, Takashi Miyamoto, Hideyuki Koga, Keiichi Akita, Takeshi Muneta
We propose a technique to repair delamination, which often occurs during rotator cuff repair surgery. We have reported that the infraspinatus occupies most of the greater tuberosity with the articular capsule attached to a very wide area, and that the superficial layer is mainly composed of the infraspinatus, and the deep layer is mainly composed of the articular capsule. To repair such delamination with consideration of the detailed anatomy, we developed the following repair method with independent repair of the superficial layer (infraspinatus) and the deep layer (articular capsule): (1) the deep layer is pulled laterally and joined to the medial margin of the greater tuberosity using 4 simple sutures from 2 anchors; (2) the paired limbs (same color) of 4 knots are passed over the posterior leaf of the superficial layer at intervals; (3) a push-in anchor loaded with 1 thread each of 4 knots is placed on the anterolateral corner of the greater tuberosity to pull the superficial layer anterolaterally; (4) another push-in anchor (remaining threads) is pushed on the posterior corner of the greater tuberosity...
October 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197793/single-port-laparoscopic-percutaneous-extraperitoneal-closure-of-femoral-hernia-in-children-and-adolescents-case-series
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R-B Tröbs, B Yilmaz, M Bahr, G Cernaianu, R M Vahdad
BACKGROUND: Femoral hernias are an often unexpected groin pathology during childhood. However, the pediatric surgeon has to be aware to diagnose femoral hernia and to repair this condition. This is the first report on laparoscopic percutaneous extraperitoneal closure of femoral hernia (LPEF) in children and adolescents. METHODS: Over a 6-year period in a bi-institutional clinical study, we retrospectively identified six children and one young adult who underwent LPEF repair...
February 14, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188058/usefulness-of-newly-method-of-central-venous-catheter-securement-using-continuous-suture
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Janghyuck Moon, Sung Uk Cho, Jin Woong Lee, Seung Ryu, Yong Chul Cho, Won Joon Jeong, Hong Joon Ahn, Ki Hyuk Joo
INTRODUCTION: To reduce the time required for suture closure for central venous catheterization, a new procedure was developed using a continuous suture technique. The present study was conducted to investigate the usefulness of this method. METHOD: The study was conducted with 90 volunteers among the doctors in the university hospital. Preliminary training (using video) on the two fixation methods was given to the participants prior to the experiment. After applying the central vein of the pig skin, a suture up to the butterfly seal was prepared, and the participant was allowed to fix the suture using the classic method and the new method...
January 28, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181699/endoscopic-closure-after-intraluminal-surgery
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Teppei Akimoto, Osamu Goto, Toshihiro Nishizawa, Naohisa Yahagi
Endoscopic submucosal dissection is established as a curative endoscopic method for gastrointestinal epithelial neoplasms with a high possibility of complete en bloc resection; however, postoperative adverse events of bleeding and delayed perforation remain. To prevent or minimize them, several techniques for endoscopic mucosal closure have been introduced, such as using endoscopic clips, combined use of hemoclips and supplement devices, and specially designed endoscopic suturing devices. Furthermore, endoscopic full-thickness suturing technique for gastrointestinal wall defect has been developed based on the concept in natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery and endoscopic full-thickness resection...
February 9, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149250/the-modified-use-of-surfasoft%C3%A2-in-skin-grafts-case-series
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A Salibi, M Chasapi, A Farroha
Surfasoft® is a monofilament woven polyamide thread. Its use over skin grafts has always been combined with other occlusive dressings. Its rapid application and transparent property makes it an ideal primary dressing in the absence of any occlusive layers after the first two days following skin graft application. We describe this modified use in our case series. We modified the use of Surfasoft® in four different burns patients and one skin cancer case. Surfasoft® was predominantly used on difficult sites and secured with either staples or sutures...
September 30, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149190/prefered-surgical-technique-used-by-orthopedists-in-acute-acromioclavicular-dislocation
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Alexandre Yukio Nishimi, Demetrio Simão Arbex, Diogo Lucas Campos Martins, Carlos Vinicius Buarque DE Gusmão, Roberto Rangel Bongiovanni, Luciano Pascarelli
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether training on shoulder and elbow surgery influences the orthopedist surgeons' preferred technique to address acute acromioclavicular joint dislocation (ACD). METHODS: A survey was conducted with shoulder and elbow specialists and general orthopedists on their preferred technique to address acute ACD. RESULTS: Thirty specialists and forty-five general orthopedists joined the study. Most specialists preferred the endobutton technique, while most general orthopedists preferred the modified Phemister procedure for coracoclavicular ligament repair using anchors...
September 2016: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127650/primary-surgical-repair-of-acute-achilles-tendon-rupture-comparative-results-of-three-surgical-techniques
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Dragan Lonzarić, Aleksandar Kruščić, Dejan Dinevski, Petra Povalej Bržan, Breda Jesenšek Papež
PURPOSE: To determine which of the three surgical techniques for acute unilateral complete rupture of Achilles tendons in use at the University Clinical Centre Maribor gives the best short-term functional results. METHODS: In the retrospective analysis of the results of 3 surgical techniques, 262 patients of which 244 (93.1%) were men (mean age 41.6 ± 10.0 years, range 21.5-83.0 years) operated on during the period from 2000 to 2008 were included. Group A (open technique with fascial augmentation) included 42 (16%) patients, group B (original modification of percutaneous suturing according to Čretnik and Kosanović) included 159 (60...
January 26, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040761/penetration-of-bronchial-wall-by-knot-of-absorbable-monofilament-suture
#17
Tomoyuki Nakano, Shunsuke Endo, Hideki Negishi, Shinichi Yamamoto
A 75-year-old man underwent thoracoscopic left upper lobectomy for primary lung cancer. Additional ligature plication to the left superior pulmonary vein with absorbable monofilament suture was performed after stapling with an endostapler. Postoperative bronchoscopy revealed penetration of the monofilament thread edge eviscerating across the wall of the left main bronchus. The edge was spontaneously absorbed with no adverse events. Penetration of a thick monofilament thread edge into mediastinal organs should be considered when the thread is located in the mediastinum...
December 31, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033643/suspension-threads
#18
Elen C D J De Masi, Flávia D J De Masi, Roberta D J De Masi
Suture threads are a minimally invasive surgical technique for facial rejuvenation. Its use was initiated by Sulamanidze et al with propylene after Serdev introduced suture with polycaproamide; however, these types of suture increased inflammatory reaction. For correction of the aging face, surgeons are devising more procedures with fewer incisions and shorter postoperative recovery periods. Many of these procedures use absorbable and nonabsorbable sutures in the dermis and subcutis to lift lax skin. The polydioxanone suture is currently a great option for antiaging treatment, because besides the ease of applicability and good results, it also has a low incidence of adverse reactions...
December 2016: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933278/a-simple-method-for-closure-of-urethrocutaneous-fistula-after-tubularized-incised-plate-repair-preliminary-results
#19
Mehdi Shirazi, Ali Ariafar, Amir Hossein Babaei, Abdosamad Ashrafzadeh, Ali Adib
BACKGROUND: Urethrocutaneous fistula (UCF) is the most prevalent complication after hypospadias repair surgery. Many methods have been developed for UCF correction, and the best technique for UCF repair is determined based on the size, location, and number of fistulas, as well as the status of the surrounding skin. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we introduced and evaluated a simple method for UCF correction after tubularized incised plate (TIP) repair. METHODS: This clinical study was conducted on children with UCFs ≤ 4 mm that developed after TIP surgery for hypospadias repair...
November 2016: Nephro-urology Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883161/-is-it-necessary-to-prescribe-antibiotics-in-impacted-third-molar-surgical-removal-comparative-study-between-prescribing-patterns
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I Izuzquiza, K A Jamtøy, N P Fossland, I Martínez-Padilla, F Falahat, L Alou, J Prieto, M L Gómez-Lus
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether there is a significant difference in infection rate after surgery tooth extraction in two different hospitals from Norway and Spain where different surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis protocols are applied. METHODS: An analytical observational study was conducted, retrospective cohorts type, analyzing healthy patients with no risk factors, who were third molar tooth operated in maxillofacial services of two different hospitals: St. Olav in Trondheim (Norway) and Clínico San Carlos in Madrid (Spain)...
February 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
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