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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334164/clinical-evaluation-of-a-novel-fractional-radiofrequency-device-for-hair-growth-fractional-radiofrequency-for-hair-growth-stimulation
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Ines Verner, Torello Lotti
AGA is a common disorder. Different treatments are available to prevent hair loss and achieve hair growth with variable results. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a novel fractional radiofrequency (RF) device (HairLux, Innogen Technologies Ltd., Yokneam, Israel), to prevent hair loss and induce hair growth. Twenty-five patients received 10 fractional RF treatments every 2 weeks, and were followed up 2 months after the last treatment. All patients were evaluated by global photography...
January 15, 2018: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333595/implanted-closed-loop-gastric-electrical-stimulation-clges-system-with-sensor-based-feedback-safely-limits-weight-regain-at-24%C3%A2-months
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S Morales-Conde, I Alarcón Del Agua, L Busetto, F Favretti, M Anselmino, G M Rovera, M Socas-Macias, A Barranco-Moreno, R Province-Azalde, A J Torres
BACKGROUND: Weight regain following bariatric surgery is not uncommon. Safe, effective weight loss treatment up to 1 year has been reported with the closed-loop gastric electrical stimulation (CLGES) system. Continuous recording of eating and activity behavior by onboard sensors is one of the novel features of this closed-loop electrical stimulation therapy, and may provide improved long-term weight maintenance by enhancing aftercare. METHODS: Four centers participating in a 12-month prospective multicenter randomized study monitored all implanted participants (n = 47) up to 24 months after laparoscopic implantation of a CLGES system...
January 15, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332308/transcatheter-closure-of-patent-foramen-ovale-for-secondary-prevention-of-ischemic-stroke-quantitative-synthesis-of-pooled-randomized-trial-data
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Abdul Hakeem, Mehmet Cilingiroglu, Angelos Katramados, Konstantinos Dean Boudoulas, Cezar Iliescu, Betul Gundogdu, Konstantinos Marmagkiolis
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous device closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) for secondary prevention of ischemic stroke BACKGROUND: Stroke remains the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States. The effectiveness of a percutaneous PFO closure in the prevention of recurrent cryptogenic strokes has not been established. METHODS: We performed a literature search using PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Google Scholar, and Internet-based sources from January 2003 to September 2017...
January 14, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331855/retrievable-inferior-vena-cava-filters-in-pregnancy-risk-versus-benefit
#4
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David A Crosby, Kevin Ryan, Niall McEniff, Patrick Dicker, Carmen Regan, Caoimhe Lynch, Bridgette Byrne
OBJECTIVE: Venous thromboembolism remains one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in the developed world. Retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have a role in the prevention of lethal pulmonary emboli when anticoagulation is contraindicated or has failed [1]. It is unclear whether or not the physiological changes in pregnancy influence efficacy and complications of these devices. The decision to place an IVC filter in pregnancy is complex and there is limited information in terms of benefit and risk to the mother...
December 21, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331616/paediatric-video-laryngoscopy-and-airway-management-what-s-the-clinical-evidence
#5
Xue Fu-Shan, Liu Ya-Yang, Li Hui-Xian, Yang Gui-Zhen
The major complications of paediatric airway management are uncommon, but the outcomes are often severe. Over the last decade, additions and advancements in the devices and technology have significantly improved our ability to manage difficult paediatric airways safely. Videolaryngoscopy involves the use of video and optical technology to facilitate indirect visualisation of the larynx during intubation and has been seen as an evolutionary step in intubation technology. Over the past few years, video laryngoscopes have been receiving plenty of attention as new airway devices for use in paediatric patients...
January 10, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331436/jetstream-atherectomy-system-treatment-of-femoropopliteal-arteries-results-of-the-post-market-jet-registry
#6
William A Gray, Lawrence A Garcia, Ali Amin, Nicolas W Shammas
OBJECTIVES: To report on procedural, safety, and effectiveness outcomes of real-world practice with the Jetstream rotational atherectomy system for treatment of femoropopliteal artery lesions. BACKGROUND: Safety and effectiveness of treatment with the Jetstream device has been demonstrated in clinical trials, but outcomes during real-world clinical practice have yet to be examined. METHODS: 241 patients (66% male, mean age 67years, 41% diabetes; Rutherford 1-3) with de novo or restenotic (non-stent) femoropopliteal lesions ≥4cm in length were recruited...
December 27, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331170/implementation-lessons-learned-from-the-benefits-of-enhanced-terminal-room-betr-disinfection-study-process-and-perceptions-of-enhanced-disinfection-with-ultraviolet-disinfection-devices
#7
Deverick J Anderson, Lauren P Knelson, Rebekah W Moehring, Sarah S Lewis, David J Weber, Luke F Chen, Patricia F Triplett, Michael Blocker, R Marty Cooney, J Conrad Schwab, Yuliya Lokhnygina, William A Rutala, Daniel J Sexton
OBJECTIVE To summarize and discuss logistic and administrative challenges we encountered during the Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room (BETR) Disinfection Study and lessons learned that are pertinent to future utilization of ultraviolet (UV) disinfection devices in other hospitals DESIGN Multicenter cluster randomized trial SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Nine hospitals in the southeastern United States METHODS All participating hospitals developed systems to implement 4 different strategies for terminal room disinfection...
January 14, 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330776/second-hand-exposure-of-staff-administering-vaporised-cannabinoid-products-to-patients-in-a-hospital-setting
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Nadia Solowij, Peter Galettis, Samantha J Broyd, Peter de Krey, Jennifer H Martin
BACKGROUND: In many health settings, administration of medicinal cannabis poses significant implementation barriers including drug storage and safety for administering staff and surrounding patients. Different modes of administration also provide different yet potentially significant issues. One route that has become of clinical interest owing to the rapid onset of action and patient control of the inhaled amount (via breath timing and depth) is that of vaporisation of cannabinoid products...
January 12, 2018: Drugs in R&D
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330080/use-of-a-pulsed-radiofrequency-energy-device-peak-plasmablade%C3%A2-in-neuromodulation-implant-revisions
#9
I Ughratdar, K A Kawsar, R Mitchell, R Selway, K Ashkan
BACKGROUND: Battery replacement or revision surgery for neuromodulation implants is conventionally performed using sharp dissection. Meticulous dissection within thick scar tissue is vital to avoid damage to surrounding lead(s) which could result in more extensive revision surgery. Traditional electrosurgery devices are contraindicated as the emitted energy can be transferred to the hardware resulting in implant or tissue damage with severe consequent complications. OBJECTIVE: We report our experience and potential applications of a novel, pulsed monopolar radiofrequency energy device (PEAK PlasmaBlade™, Medtronic plc) which facilitates dissection around implants without the risk of damaging or transmitting energy through the system...
January 9, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330000/histotripsy-treatment-of-benign-prostatic-enlargement-using-the-vortx-rx-system-initial-human-safety-and-efficacy-outcomes
#10
T G Schuster, J T Wei, K Hendlin, R Jahnke, W W Roberts
OBJECTIVES: To assess clinical safety (primary) and efficacy (secondary) of histotripsy for treatment of symptomatic benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) in a first-in human study. METHODS: Twenty-five male subjects with moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), prostate size between 30 and 80 grams and no evidence of prostate cancer were enrolled at two sites in a prospective, single-arm study. Treatment consisted of acoustic energy delivery through the perineum with integrated real-time TRUS monitoring using the Vortx RX system...
January 9, 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329825/effectiveness-and-safety-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-patients-with-pure-aortic-regurgitation-and-advanced-heart-failure
#11
Gabriele Pesarini, Mattia Lunardi, Anna Piccoli, Leonardo Gottin, Daniele Prati, Valeria Ferrero, Roberto Scarsini, Aldo Milano, Alberto Forni, Giuseppe Faggian, Flavio Ribichini
Results of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for treatment of severe noncalcific isolated aortic regurgitation (AR) complicated by advanced heart failure or cardiogenic shock has been previously reported only in isolated case reports. Current self-expanding transcatheter aortic valves are designed to treat aortic valve stenosis, and have also been implanted in cases of severe AR due to degenerated bioprosthesis and in very few cases of native aortic valves. We report 13 consecutive inoperable patients with noncalcific, pure AR, and advanced heart failure treated with emergency percutaneous transfemoral implantation with self-expandable CoreValves at our institution between July 2012 and September 2017...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326378/the-casper-stent-system-for-carotid-artery-stenosis
#12
Sebastian J Mutzenbach, Katharina Millesi, Cornelia Roesler, Erasmia Broussalis, Slaven Pikija, Johann Sellner, Lukas Machegger, Christoph J Griessenauer, Monika Killer-Oberpfalzer
PURPOSE: To report the results of a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data evaluating the safety and efficacy of a double layer stent engineered for carotid artery occlusive disease. METHODS: Between January 2014 and February 2017, 138 patients (25.4% women; median age 71 years) underwent Casper stent implantation for carotid artery stenosis. Eligibility criteria included stenosis >70% of vessel diameter (or >50% diameter with ulceration) in symptomatic patients or asymptomatic patients with >80% stenosis at the carotid bifurcation or in the proximal internal carotid artery...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324794/real-time-positioning-in-logging-effects-of-forest-stand-characteristics-topography-and-line-of-sight-obstructions-on-gnss-rf-transponder-accuracy-and-radio-signal-propagation
#13
Eloise G Zimbelman, Robert F Keefe
Real-time positioning on mobile devices using global navigation satellite system (GNSS) technology paired with radio frequency (RF) transmission (GNSS-RF) may help to improve safety on logging operations by increasing situational awareness. However, GNSS positional accuracy for ground workers in motion may be reduced by multipath error, satellite signal obstruction, or other factors. Radio propagation of GNSS locations may also be impacted due to line-of-sight (LOS) obstruction in remote, forested areas. The objective of this study was to characterize the effects of forest stand characteristics, topography, and other LOS obstructions on the GNSS accuracy and radio signal propagation quality of multiple Raveon Atlas PT GNSS-RF transponders functioning as a network in a range of forest conditions...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324492/life-cycle-assessment-and-costing-methods-for-device-procurement-comparing-reusable-and-single-use-disposable-laryngoscopes
#14
Jodi D Sherman, Lewis A Raibley, Matthew J Eckelman
BACKGROUND: Traditional medical device procurement criteria include efficacy and safety, ease of use and handling, and procurement costs. However, little information is available about life cycle environmental impacts of the production, use, and disposal of medical devices, or about costs incurred after purchase. Reusable and disposable laryngoscopes are of current interest to anesthesiologists. Facing mounting pressure to quickly meet or exceed conflicting infection prevention guidelines and oversight body recommendations, many institutions may be electively switching to single-use disposable (SUD) rigid laryngoscopes or overcleaning reusables, potentially increasing both costs and waste generation...
January 9, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324429/a-pilot-clinical-study-of-a-safe-and-efficient-stool-management-system-in-patients-with-fecal-incontinence
#15
Ashlee Garcia, Sally Fung, Karen Lou Kennedy-Evans
INTRODUCTION: According to the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Society's Continence Committee, the incidence of fecal incontinence (FI) can occur from 18% to 37% in an acute care setting. A stool management system has been designed to manage FI in bedridden patients and has proven to be efficacious in wound management and prevention and infection control, provide safer patient outcomes, and enhance ease of nursing. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an intrarectal device intended to manage fecal incontinence in hospitalized bedridden patients through nonclinical and clinical testings...
December 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324372/dislocation-of-a-cerebral-protection-device-component-during-carotid-stenting-a-case-report-of-favorable-outcome-from-conservative-management-after-failure-of-retrieval
#16
Ilaria Tocco-Tussardi, Caterina Kulyk, Vincenzo Vindigni, Giampiero Avruscio
INTRODUCTION: Cerebral-protection devices (CPDs) are a well-established system for reduction of embolic risk in carotid artery angioplasty and stenting (CAS). Although rare, adverse events with CPDs are unpredictable and can be associated with serious outcomes and iatrogenic sequelae. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We describe the unique case of dislocation of a FilterWire EX™ filter loop during right CAS. On trying to recapture the CPD filter at the end of the procedure, the filter loop suddenly detached from the guidewire and dislocated to the proximal middle cerebral artery...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323613/idrugs-and-idevices-discovery-research-preclinical-assays-techniques-and-animal-model-studies-for-ocular-hypotensives-and-neuroprotectants
#17
Najam A Sharif
Discovery ophthalmic research is centered around delineating the molecular and cellular basis of ocular diseases and finding and exploiting molecular and genetic pathways associated with them. From such studies it is possible to determine suitable intervention points to address the disease process and hopefully to discover therapeutics to treat them. An investigational new drug (IND) filing for a new small-molecule drug, peptide, antibody, genetic treatment, or a device with global health authorities requires a number of preclinical studies to provide necessary safety and efficacy data...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322834/a-tertiary-centre-experience-of-thoracic-ct-and-cardiac-mri-scanning-in-the-presence-of-a-reveal-linq-insertable-cardiac-monitoring-system-a-case-series-review-of-artefact-patient-safety-and-data-preservation
#18
Benedict M Wiles, Caroline A Illingworth, Michael Lg Couzins, Paul R Roberts, Stephen P Harden
OBJECTIVE: At our tertiary cardiothoracic centre cardiac MRI and thoracic CT scans are performed in patients with implanted LINQ devices. The degree of foreign body artefact associated with the LINQ device, and its clinical importance, has not previously been assessed. A case series review was therefore performed with a simultaneous review of patient safety and data loss events, secondary to the MRI environment. METHODS: A local database search identified LINQ device patients who underwent thoracic CT or cardiac MRI scans between March 2014 and December 2016...
January 11, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322232/mechanical-thrombectomy-using-the-new-solitaire%C3%A2-platinum-stent-retriever-reperfusion-results-complication-rates-and-early-neurological-outcome
#19
Johannes Pfaff, Stefan Rohde, Tobias Engelhorn, Arnd Doerfler, Martin Bendszus, Markus Alfred Möhlenbruch
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The application of radiopaque markers to the Solitaire™ stent-retriever for better visibility during mechanical thrombectomy (MT) has the potential to alter the well-known characteristics of the device; however, it is uncertain whether this adjustment influences efficacy or safety of the enhanced stent-retriever. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of stroke databases of three comprehensive stroke centers. Our investigation was focused on technical and angiographic parameters, including procedure times, reperfusion results (thrombolysis in cerebral infarction, TICI), periprocedural complications and favorable early neurological recovery at discharge (modified Rankin scale ≤2 or National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, NIHSS = 0 or ∆NIHSS ≥ 10), from consecutive patients with acute anterior circulation ischemic stroke treated with a Solitaire™ Platinum stent-retriever between October 2016 and March 2017...
January 10, 2018: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320590/treatment-of-d%C3%A3-colletage-photoaging-with-fractional-microneedling-radiofrequency
#20
Alexis Lyons, Jillian Roy, Jennifer Herrmann, Lisa Chipps
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to examine the efficacy and safety of a novel fractional microneedling radiofrequency device to improve the appearance of rhytides and skin laxity of the décolletage. METHODS: Twelve subjects received a total of three fractional microneedling radiofrequency treatments with Endymed Intensif (EndyMed Ltd., Cesarea, Israel) at least three weeks apart. Primary outcome measure was clinical efficacy quantified by a patient survey to assess treatment satisfaction as well as a physician Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (GAIS)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
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