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Andreas Gravvanis, Despoina Kakagia, Nick Katsikeris, Dimosthenis Tsoutsos
BACKGROUND: This report aims to first present Integra as an adjunct to complex mandibular reconstruction for intraoral lining resurfacing, and to review the literature on the use of dermal matrices for mucosal resurfacing of the floor of the mouth. CLINICAL REPORT: A 62-year-old female patient with previous ablation surgery for squamous cell carcinoma of the floor of the mouth, presented with extrusion of the mandibular plate through the chin skin and serious tongue tethering...
October 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Erwan d'Aranda, Julien Bordes, Boris Bourgeois, Jared Clay, Pierre Esnault, Pierre-Julien Cungi, Philippe Goutorbe, Eric Kaiser, Eric Meaudre
BACKGROUND: Management of critically ill patients in austere environments is a logistic challenge. Availability of oxygen cylinders for the mechanically ventilated patient may be difficult in such a context. One solution is to use a ventilator able to function with an oxygen concentrator (OC). METHODS: We tested two Elisée™ 350 ventilators paired with SeQual Integra 10-OM oxygen concentrators (OC) (Chart Industries, http://www and evaluated the delivered fraction of inspired oxygen (Fio2)...
2016: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
Xinnian Li, Norman C Duke, Yuchen Yang, Lishi Huang, Yuxiang Zhu, Zhang Zhang, Renchao Zhou, Cairong Zhong, Yelin Huang, Suhua Shi
Avicennia L. (Avicenniaceae), one of the most diverse mangrove genera, is distributed widely in tropical and subtropical intertidal zones worldwide. Five species of Avicennia in the Indo-West Pacific region have been previously described. However, their phylogenetic relationships were determined based on morphological and allozyme data. To enhance our understanding of evolutionary patterns in the clade, we carried out a molecular phylogenetic study using wide sampling and multiple loci. Our results support two monophyletic clades across all species worldwide in Avicennia: an Atlantic-East Pacific (AEP) lineage and an Indo-West Pacific (IWP) lineage...
2016: PloS One
M Schiavon, M Francescon, D Drigo, G Salloum, R Baraziol, J Tesei, E Fraccalanza, F Barbone
BACKGROUND: INTEGRA(®) Dermal Regeneration Template is a well-known and widely used acellular dermal matrix. Although it helps to solve many challenging problems in reconstructive surgery, the product cost may make it an expensive alternative compared to other reconstruction procedures. This retrospective study aims at comparing INTEGRA-based treatment to flap surgery in terms of cost and benefit. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We considered only patients treated for scalp defects with bone exposure in order to obtain two groups as homogeneous as possible...
October 3, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Margot Den Hondt, Bart M Vanaudenaerde, Erik K Verbeken, Jan J Vranckx
BACKGROUND: Successful trachea transplantation comprises the use of biocompatible constructs with little immune-reactivity, submucosal revascularization and creation of an epithelial covering. Allogenic chondrocytes might be protected from an overt immune-response due to physical isolation. Our aim was to evaluate in-vivo biocompatibility of allotracheae, stripped of their highly-immunogenic inner lining. Secondly, we established whether these constructs might serve as suitable scaffolds for autologous epithelial grafting...
October 4, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
Joy Adekanmbi, Trefor Higgins, Karina Rodriguez-Capote, Dylan Thomas, Jeffrey Winterstein, Tara Dixon, Jessica L Gifford, Richard Krause, Allison A Venner, Gwen Clarke, Mathew P Estey
BACKGROUND: HbA1c is used in the diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes mellitus (DM). Interference from hemoglobin variants is a well-described phenomenon, particularly with HPLC-based methods. While immunoassays may generate more reliable HbA1c results in the presence of some variants, these methods are susceptible to negative interference from high concentrations of HbF. We report a case where an accurate HbA1c result could not be obtained by any available method due to the presence of a compound hemoglobinopathy...
November 1, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Amanda F Cunha, Allen G Collins, Antonio C Marques
Overlapping variation of morphological characters can lead to misinterpretation in taxonomic diagnoses and the delimitation of different lineages. This is the case for hydrozoans that have traditionally been united in the family Campanulariidae, a group known for its wide morphological variation and complicated taxonomic history. In a recently proposed phylogenetic classification of leptothecate hydrozoans, this family was restricted to a more narrow sense while a larger clade containing most species traditionally classified in Campanulariidae, along with members of Bonneviellidae, was established as the suborder Proboscoida...
September 14, 2016: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Fábio da Costa Carbogim, Larissa Bertacchini de Oliveira, Vilanice Alves de Araújo Püschel
OBJECTIVE: to analyze the concept of critical thinking (CT) in Rodger's evolutionary perspective. METHOD: documentary research undertaken in the Cinahl, Lilacs, Bdenf and Dedalus databases, using the keywords of 'critical thinking' and 'Nursing', without limitation based on year of publication. The data were analyzed in accordance with the stages of Rodger's conceptual model. The following were included: books and articles in full, published in Portuguese, English or Spanish, which addressed CT in the teaching and practice of Nursing; articles which did not address aspects related to the concept of CT were excluded...
2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Vaibhav Sharma, Nimesha Patel, Nupur Kohli, Nivedita Ravindran, Lilian Hook, Chris Mason, Elena García-Gareta
Dermal scaffolds promote healing of debilitating skin injuries caused by burns and chronic skin conditions. Currently available products present disadvantages and therefore, there is still a clinical need for developing new dermal substitutes. This study aimed at comparing the viscoelastic, physical and bio-degradable properties of two dermal scaffolds, the collagen-based and clinically well established Integra(®) and a novel fibrin-based dermal scaffold developed at our laboratory called Smart Matrix(®), to further evaluate our previous published findings that suggested a higher influx of cells, reduced wound contraction and less scarring for Smart Matrix(®) when used in vivo...
2016: Biomedical Materials
Yoav Gronovich, Adi Maisel Lotan, Meir Retchkiman
BACKGROUND: Full thickness burns of the chest in childhood are a devastating problem that requires challenging reconstructive options. Integra is a bilaminate artificial dermis composed of shark chondroitin 6-sulfate and bovine collagen. The dermal matrix serves as a scaffold for fibroblasts and endothelial cells. Vascularization of the matrix begins after 2-3 weeks, and eventually, the matrix incorporates with the tissue to create a new dermis. The main advantage of the Integra is that the neodermis is of the same quality as a native dermis...
2016: Burns and trauma
Abdulwahid G Mohammed, Bahaaedin A Elkhader, Charbel Saade, Maram A Fagiri, Mustafa Z Mahmoud
This research was designate with an intention to find the role of Doppler ultrasonography (DUS) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients with acute scrotum. A sum of 80 (mean age 23±2.1 years) consequential patients were recruited for a period of six months between July 2015 and January 2016 in this prospective study. Collected data confined age, medical history, and clinical symptoms. DUS was performed with a linear array transducer (10-15 MHz) connected to HI vision Avius ultrasound unit; Hitachi. CRP was measured using turbidimetric analysis through the Cobas Integra analyzer system (Test CRPL2, 0-293); Roche Diagnostics...
2016: Global Journal of Health Science
Rosa Maria de Albuquerque Freire, Maria José Lumini Landeiro, Maria Manuela Ferreira Pereira da Silva Martins, Teresa Martins, Heloísa Helena Ciqueto Peres
OBJECTIVES: to acknowledge and compare the health promotion and complications' prevention practices performed by nurses working in hospital and primary health care contexts. METHODS: descriptive, exploratory and crosscutting study, performed with 474 nurses selected by convenience sampling. It was used a form that encompassed two categories of descriptive statements about quality in the professional exercise of nurses. This study had ethical committee approval. RESULTS: the nurses' population was mainly women (87,3%) with an average age of 35,5 years...
August 8, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
B Swanepoel, A E Schutte, K Steyn, E Wentzel-Viljoen
OBJECTIVE: Because of the overwhelming effect of sodium, as reflected in the high prevalence of hypertension in South Africans, the South African Department of Health is in the process of implementing a nationwide sodium reduction strategy, which will come into effect in June 2016. An establishment of a data platform which will provide a basis for the on-going monitoring of the impact of the proposed sodium reduction regulation, is much needed. The overall purpose of this research paper is the establishment of the 24-hour sodium excretion of three different populations divergent in geographical regions to provide a baseline of the sodium (salt) intake of South Africans prior to the reduction legislation...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
William D North, Laith Khoury, R Christopher Spears, James Y Liau, Thomas Pittman
Many techniques are available to close a myelomeningocele, but large lesions can be particularly difficult to close given the absence of surrounding tissue. The authors present the case of a 2-day-old girl with a large lumbosacral myelomeningocele who underwent a staged repair using dermal regeneration template (DRT; Integra) followed by split-thickness skin grafting. The results demonstrated that the combined use of myofascial turnover flaps and DRT with delayed skin grafting is a safe, effective option for this challenging reconstructive dilemma...
August 9, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Elisabete Mesquita Peres de Carvalho, Leila Bernarda Donato Göttems, Maria Raquel Gomes Maia Pires
OBJECTIVE: To describe the stages of construction and validation of an instrument in order to analyze the adherence to best care practices during labour and birth. METHOD: Methodological research, carried out in three steps: construction of dimensions and items, face and content validity and semantic analysis of the items. RESULTS: The face and content validity was carried out by 10 judges working in healthcare, teaching and research. Items with Content Validity Index (CVI) ≥ 0...
December 2015: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
Nitin Agarwal, Prateek Agarwal, Anna Mazurkiewicz, Daniel A Wecht, Robert M Friedlander
INTRODUCTION: Several studies in the literature have demonstrated that physicians are often unaware of prescription drug, laboratory, diagnostic, and surgical supply costs. Other studies have suggested that increased physician awareness of supply cost contributes to reduced overall cost. In this study, we investigated the effects of such increased awareness on neurosurgical cost containment. METHODS: Within the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, physicians were informed of the prices of various ventricular shunt brands, such as the more expensive Medtronic shunts vs the more economic fixed Integra shunt...
August 2016: Neurosurgery
Heikki Hippa, Toyohei Saigusa
The following new species of Manota are described: M. adunca (Taiwan), M. incilis (Nepal), M. integra (China), M. mitrata (China), M. nepalensis (Nepal), M. tayal (Taiwan) and M. vesca (Philippines). New records of the following species are given: M. acutangula Hippa (China, Taiwan), M. curvistylus Hippa, Kjærandsen and Saigusa (China), M. oblonga Hippa (China), M. perlobata Hippa (China) and M. planilobata Hippa (China). Characters of the Chinese material of M. curvistylus are discussed and drawings of the hypopygium of a Chinese specimen are given...
2016: Zootaxa
Karen Bastianelli, Stacey Ledin, Jennifer Chen
BACKGROUND: Device manufacturers have improved technology since studies were last published, thus warranting an updated analysis. OBJECTIVE: Two point-of-care (POC) cholesterol testing devices were directly compared to a venous sample to determine device accuracy. METHODS: Institutional review board (IRB)-approved study collected finger-stick blood samples analyzed by Cholestech LDX (Cholestech Corporation, Hayward, California) and CardioChek Plus (Polymer Technology Systems Inc, Indianapolis, Indiana) devices and compared to venous blood for 30 study participants...
June 16, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Farideh Razi, Marjan Rahnamaye Farzami, Soltan Ahmad Ebrahimi, Mehrzad Nahid, Mostafa Gholi Bigdeli, Ali Sheidaei, Anoosheh Ghasemian, Ali Tootee, Tahereh Keramati, Ensieh Nasli Esfahani, Bagher Larijani, Parvin Pasalar
INTRODUCTION: Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) measurement devices are widely used to evaluate glycemic control in diabetic patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the comparability of various HbA1c instruments used in Iran. METHODS: In the present study, 154 fresh whole blood samples from diabetic patients, with different HbA1c levels (4.0%-10%) and no types of hemoglobinopathy were analyzed by six HbA1c assays including one high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method (D10 HbA1c), two immunoassay methods (COBAS INTEGRA 400 and Pars Azmoon kit), one Boronate affinity method (Nycocard Reader II), and two ion exchange methods (Biosystems and DS5)...
June 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Ryan P Lin, Erik Kent Weitzel, Philip G Chen, Kevin Christopher McMains, Daniel R Chang, Ernest E Braxton, Jacob Majors, Leon Bunegin
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to determine failure pressures of 6 rhinologic repair techniques of large skull base/dural defects in a controlled, ex vivo model. METHODS: Failure pressures of 6 dural repairs in a porcine model were studied using a closed testing apparatus; 24-mm × 19-mm dural defects were created; 40-mm × 34-mm grafts composed of porcine Duragen (Integra), fascia lata, and Biodesign (Cook) were used either with or without Tisseel (Baxter International Inc...
June 9, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
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