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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054353/the-rate-of-radial-head-prosthesis-removal-or-revision-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Amir R Kachooei, Aslan Baradaran, Mohammad H Ebrahimzadeh, C Niek van Dijk, Neal Chen
PURPOSE: We conducted a meta-analysis and systematic review with the primary objective to determine the overall incidence of radial head prosthesis removal or revision. Our secondary objectives addressed the incidence of removal or revision based on the type of prosthesis fixation (cemented, uncemented smooth stem, uncemented press-fit), material (metal, Vitallium, titanium, pyrocarbon), and design (short vs long stem and monopolar vs bipolar), and the reasons for prosthetic removal or revision...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054277/all-zirconia-resin-bonded-fixed-dental-prostheses-replacing-missing-incisors-probably-have-a-high-10-year-survival-rate-in-patients-who-are-highly-compliant
#2
Romina Brignardello-Petersen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 17, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052751/-prevention-of-infections-due-to-musculoskeletal-allografts
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REVIEW
A Pruß
Transplantation of musculoskeletal tissues is widely used in the treatment of extensive defects of the musculoskeletal system, especially in orthopedics for exchange of prostheses, surgical interventions on the spine and in traumatology for reconstruction after extensive tumor resections. A danger after transplantation is the potential transmission of clinically relevant pathogens. Tissue banks have therefore established a safety level approach for musculoskeletal tissue transplants, which includes donor selection, laboratory testing, tissue procurement, tissue processing, tissue storage and quality assurance...
October 20, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052336/radiographic-and-clinical-outcomes-of-rooted-platform-switched-microthreaded-implants-with-a-sandblasted-large-grid-and-acid-etched-surface-a-5-year-prospective-study
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Dong Mei Mei, Baodong Zhao, Hao Xu, Yanhui Wang
BACKGROUND: There is no data available on the long-term outcomes of a rooted, platform-switched, microthreaded implant with a sandblasted, large-grid, and acid-etched surface. PURPOSE: This prospective, longitudinal study evaluated the clinical and radiographic outcomes of rooted, platform-switched, microthreaded and sandblasted, large-grid, and acid-etched (SLA) surface implants for 5 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty implants were placed in sixty patients with partially edentulous maxillae or mandibles...
October 20, 2017: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052063/endoscopic-treatment-of-leaks-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-using-mega-esophageal-covered-stents
#5
Tomasz Klimczak, Jerzy Klimczak, Tomasz Szewczyk, Przemysław Janczak, Piotr Jurałowicz
BACKGROUND: Sleeve gastrectomy has become one of the main bariatric procedures over the last few years. This can be explained by the relative simplicity and high effectiveness of this method. Yet, it causes complications as any other method. Staple line leaks are the most frequent ones. According to different sources, this complication may occur with 0-7% frequency. Until 2013, surgery was the only effective treatment method for this complication. However, reoperations considerably increased treatment cost and patient morbidity...
October 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051334/case-studies-in-physiology-the-biomechanics-of-the-fastest-sprinter-with-a-unilateral-transtibial-amputation
#6
Owen N Beck, Alena Marie Grabowski
People have debated whether athletes with transtibial amputations should compete with non-amputees in track events despite insufficient information regarding how the use of running-specific prostheses affects athletic performance. Thus, we sought to quantify the spatio-temporal variables, ground reaction forces, and spring-mass mechanics of the fastest athlete with a unilateral transtibial amputation using an RSP to reveal how he adapts his biomechanics to achieve elite running speeds. Accordingly, we measured ground reaction forces during treadmill running trials spanning 2...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050627/outcomes-for-the-commercial-use-of%C3%A2-self-expanding-prostheses-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-a-report-from-the-sts-acc-tvt-registry
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Paul Sorajja, Susheel Kodali, Michael J Reardon, Wilson Y Szeto, Stanley J Chetcuti, James Hermiller, Sharla Chenoweth, David H Adams, Jeffrey J Popma
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to compare the outcomes of commercial transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the repositionable Evolut R platform to those observed with the CoreValve device in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)/American College of Cardiology (ACC) Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) Registry. BACKGROUND: TAVR continues to evolve, with rapid adoption of iterative changes for commercial practice. Insight into the outcomes of this adoption is needed...
October 23, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049632/an-engineering-model-to-test-for-sensory-reweighting-in-non-human-primate-posture
#8
Lara A Thompson, Csilla Haburcakova, Adam D Goodworth, Richard F Lewis
Quantitative animal models are critically needed to provide proof-of-concept for the investigation of rehabilitative balance therapies (e.g., invasive vestibular prostheses) and treatment response prior to, or in conjunction with, human clinical trials. This paper describes a novel approach to modeling the non-human primate postural control system. Our observation that rhesus macaques and humans have even remotely similar postural control motivates the further application of the rhesus macaque as a model for studying the effects of vestibular dysfunction, as well as vestibular prosthesis-assisted states, on human postural control...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046428/spatio-temporal-characteristics-of-retinal-response-to-network-mediated-photovoltaic-stimulation
#9
Elton Ho, Richard Smith, Georges A Goetz, Xin Lei, Ludwig Galambos, Theodore I Kamins, James Harris, Keith Mathieson, Daniel Palanker, Alexander Sher
Subretinal prostheses aim at restoring sight to patients blinded by photoreceptor degeneration using electrical activation of the surviving inner retinal neurons. Today, such implants deliver visual information with low-frequency stimulation, resulting in discontinuous visual percepts. We measured retinal responses to complex visual stimuli delivered at video rate via a photovoltaic subretinal implant and by visible light. Using a multielectrode array to record from retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) in the healthy and degenerated rat retina ex-vivo, we estimated their spatio-temporal properties from the spike-triggered average (STA) responses to photovoltaic binary white noise stimulus with 70μm pixel size at 20Hz frame rate...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045279/leaflet-kinematics-of-mechanical-and-bioprosthetic-aortic-valve-prostheses
#10
Bernhard Vennemann, Thomas Rösgen, Paul Philipp Heinisch, Dominik Obrist
The hemodynamic performance of artificial aortic valves (AVs) and the probability for structural valve deterioration can be linked to the valve kinematics. Comparability among different studies is limited because of variations in the experimental setups and physiologic boundary conditions. This study presents results of kinematic measurements of bioprosthetic and mechanical AVs that were tested in an identical experimental setting such that they can be directly compared with each other. The kinematics of AVs is typically presented in the form of the geometric orifice area and its temporal evolution...
October 18, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044894/immediate-implant-placement-and-provisionalization-following-tumor-resective-surgery-in-the-midfacial-region-a-case-series
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Nelson Fernandes, Jacobus van den Heever, Leanne Sykes
Surgical and prosthodontic restoration of the midfacial region following tumor resection has always posed a considerable challenge, as this area serves crucial functional and esthetic roles. Being diagnosed and subsequently treated for facial tumors can have an immense psychosocial impact on a patient, as the resulting defects are often disfiguring, and lead to an inability to masticate, swallow, and speak clearly. Provision of an immediate facial and dental prosthesis at the time of surgery can limit these side effects and help reduce mental duress on these patients and their families, as well as aid in the process of rehabilitation...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044021/-asia-syndrome-breast-implant-and-still-s-disease
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Cristhian Armenteros, Andrea Odzak, Florencia Arcondo, Marcela De Dios Soler, Tatiana Sinigier, Marcelo Zylberman
Connective tissue diseases associated with silicone breast implants have been widely discussed. In the last decade, siliconosis has been included in the autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) next to Gulf War syndrome, macrophage myofascitis and postvaccination phenomena. The ASIA syndrome may appear as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or more rarely, as adult Still's disease. We discuss the case of a patient with prolonged fever and clinical criteria for ASIA and Still's disease. The prostheses were resected and pathology showed absence of breast implant associated anaplastic lymphoma ALK (-)...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042144/a-comparative-surface-topographical-analysis-of-explanted-total-knee-replacement-prostheses-oxidised-zirconium-vs-cobalt-chromium-femoral-components
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Emma Kennard, Susan C Scholes, Raghavendra Sidaginamale, Rajkumar Gangadharan, David J Weir, James Holland, David Deehan, Thomas J Joyce
It has been proposed that an increased surface roughness of the femoral components of Total Knee Replacements (TKRs) may be a contributing factor to the accelerated wear of the polyethylene (PE) bearing and ultimately prosthesis failure. Oxidised Zirconium was introduced to the orthopaedic market in an attempt to reduce PE wear associated failures and increase the longevity of the prosthesis. In this study, non-contacting profilometry was used to measure the surface roughness of the femoral components of 6 retrieved TKRs (3 Oxidised Zirconium (OxZr) and 3 Cobalt Chromium alloy (CoCr) femoral components) and 2 as-manufactured femoral components (1 OxZr and 1 CoCr)...
October 14, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041893/-transcatheter-implantation-of-mitral-valve-prostheses-current-status-of-the-problem
#14
M A Karaskov, Y I Zhuravleva, V A Bogachev-Prokophiev, P D Demidov
Mitral valve disease is highly prevalent and quickly leads to development of severe heart failure. Mitral valve disease of degenerative or ischemic etiology affects 7.5 and 9.3% of population older than 65 and 75 years, respectively. "Open" (with cardiopulmonary bypass) surgical repair or valve replacement are not possible in almost half of affected patients because of their complications and concomitant diseases responsible for extremely high risk of these interventions. In the last decade, minimally invasive endovascular technology - transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) - has been widely introduced for correction of aortic valve disease in similar category of patients...
August 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036424/frailty-and-healthcare-costs-longitudinal-results-of-a-prospective-cohort-study
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André Hajek, Jens-Oliver Bock, Kai-Uwe Saum, Herbert Matschinger, Hermann Brenner, Bernd Holleczek, Walter E Haefeli, Dirk Heider, Hans-Helmut König
Objective: to investigate how frailty and frailty symptoms affect healthcare costs in older age longitudinally. Methods: data were gathered from a prospective cohort study in Saarland, Germany (two waves with 3-year interval, n = 1,636 aged 57-84 years at baseline). Frailty was assessed by the five Fried frailty criteria. Frailty was defined as having at least three criteria, the presence of 1-2 criteria as 'pre-frail'. Healthcare costs were quantified based on self-reported healthcare use in the sectors of inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, professional nursing care and informal care as well as the provision of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and dental prostheses...
September 21, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035609/single-surgeon-experience-and-complications-of-a-fixed-bearing-total-ankle-arthroplasty
#16
Garett J Pangrazzi, Erin A Baker, Phillip J Shaheen, Chikezie N Okeagu, Paul T Fortin
BACKGROUND: Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) has historically resulted in inferior survivorship rates compared with total hip and knee arthroplasty, because of technical issues unique to ankle anatomy. In this study, a single-surgeon series of intra- and postoperative complications as well as resultant reoperations/revisions of the Tornier Salto Talaris, a fixed-bearing TAA prosthesis, were reviewed. METHODS: Medical records from index procedure to latest follow-up of primary TAA were reviewed...
October 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033155/does-the-additional-articulation-in-retrieved-bipolar-hemiarthroplasty-implants-decrease-trunnionosis-compared-to-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Christopher Del Balso, Matthew G Teeter, Sok C Tan, Brent A Lanting, James L Howard
BACKGROUND: Trunnionosis at the modular head-neck taper interface in metal-on-polyethylene total hip arthroplasty (MoP THA) has been shown to occur, and represents a potential mode of MoP THA failure. The purpose of the present investigation is to elucidate differences in fretting and corrosion at the head-neck taper interface of prostheses retrieved from bipolar hemiarthroplasty (BH) and MoP THA. METHODS: A retrieval analysis of BH and MoP THA prostheses featuring a single taper design from a single manufacturer and in vivo for a minimum 2 years was performed...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032762/a-review-of-evolutionary-and-cyclical-changes-in-the-surgical-approach-to-aortic-valve-disease
#18
Marco Piciche, Guglielmo Actis Dato, Roberto Lorusso, Francesco Musumeci
INTRODUCTION: Aortic valve surgery is no exception to the general rule that history is a cycle in many fields. This manuscript aims to assist readers in transitioning from past to present and on into the future within the field of aortic valve surgery. METHODS: The existing literature has been examined, including old and modern articles published on pubmed, old articles non visible on pubmed, old and recent books on the history of medicine, looking for similarities and repetitions in techniques and surgical approaches to the aortic valve in the past and the current times...
October 9, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031428/aortic-valve-replacement-in-small-patients
#19
Y Hisata, S Yokose, S Hazama, I Matsumaru, K Eishi
OBJECTIVES: Asians are smaller than Europeans and North Americans, but aortic valve replacement (AVR) in small patients has not been examined. We aimed to compare short- and mid-term outcomes of AVR between small and non-small patients. METHODS: We retrospectively divided 173 patients who underwent AVR into small (S, n = 95) and non-small (NS, n = 78) groups according to body surface area (≤1.6 in men, ≤1.5 in women) and analyzed differences in baseline characteristics, procedural and post-procedural variables, and survival...
October 11, 2017: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030013/outcomes-of-patients-at-estimated-low-surgical-risk-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-with-balloon-expandable-prostheses
#20
Leire Unzué, Eulogio García, Rodrigo Teijeiro, Belén Díaz Antón, Miguel Rodríguez Del Río, Jorge Solís, Belen Rubio Alonso, Juan Medina, Francisco José Rodríguez Rodrigo, Francisco Javier Parra
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Transcatheter aortic-valve implantation (TAVI) is an accepted treatment for patients with severe aortic stenosis and high surgical risk. However, there is lack in data about TAVI in low-risk patients that are already being treated with this therapy in some clinical contexts. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients treated with transfemoral TAVI using Edwards Sapien prosthesis in one center was performed, classifying the patients into three groups according to the surgical risk (high/intermediate/low risk for STS score>8/4-8/<4)...
August 30, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
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