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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101662/strategies-to-prevent-cast-formation-in-patients-with-plastic-bronchitis-undergoing-heart-transplantation
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John J Parent, Robert K Darragh, Jeffrey G Gossett, Thomas D Ryan, Chet R Villa, Angela Lorts, John L Jefferies, Jeffrey A Towbin, Clifford Chin
Plastic bronchitis, a rare complication after Fontan palliation, carries a high morbidity and mortality risk. Heart transplantation is an effective treatment option, but casts may occur in the early post-operative period. We present a case series detailing peri-operative management strategies to minimize morbidity and mortality related to plastic bronchitis in patients undergoing heart transplantation. Patient 1 received no treatment pre-, intra-, or post-transplant for prevention of bronchial casts and developed severe respiratory acidosis 18 h following transplant...
January 19, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095522/correlation-between-resonance-frequency-analysis-and-bone-quality-assessments-at-dental-implant-recipient-sites
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Min-Wen Fu, Earl Fu, Fu-Gong Lin, Wei-Jeng Chang, Yao-Dung Hsieh, E-Chin Shen
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether primary implant stability could be used to predict bone quality, the association between the implant stability quotient (ISQ) value and the bone type at the implant site was evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-five implant sites in 50 patients were included. Bone type (categorized by Lekholm and Zarb) at the implant site was initially assessed using presurgical dental radiography. During the preparation of the implant site, a bone core specimen was carefully obtained...
January 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093363/alignment-of-collagen-fiber-in-knitted-silk-scaffold-for-functional-massive-rotator-cuff-repair
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Zefeng Zheng, Jisheng Ran, Weishan Chen, Yejun Hu, Ting Zhu, Xiao Chen, Zi Yin, Boon Chin Heng, Gang Feng, Huihui Le, Chenqi Tang, Jiayun Huang, Yangwu Chen, Yiting Zhou, Pioletti Dominique, Weiliang Shen, Hong-Wei Ouyang
: Rotator cuff tear is one of the most common types of shoulder injuries, often resulting in pain and physical debilitation. Allogeneic tendon-derived decellularized matrices do not have appropriate pore size and porosity to facilitate cell infiltration, while commercially-available synthetic scaffolds are often inadequate at inducing tenogenic differentiation. The aim of this study is to develop an advanced 3D aligned collagen/silk scaffold (ACS) and investigate its efficacy in a rabbit massive rotator cuff tear model...
January 13, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071739/sox10-adult-stem-cells-contribute-to-biomaterial-encapsulation-and-microvascularization
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Dong Wang, Aijun Wang, Fan Wu, Xuefeng Qiu, Ye Li, Julia Chu, Wen-Chin Huang, Kang Xu, Xiaohua Gong, Song Li
Implanted biomaterials and biomedical devices generally induce foreign body reaction and end up with encapsulation by a dense avascular fibrous layer enriched in extracellular matrix. Fibroblasts/myofibroblasts are thought to be the major cell type involved in encapsulation, but it is unclear whether and how stem cells contribute to this process. Here we show, for the first time, that Sox10(+) adult stem cells contribute to both encapsulation and microvessel formation. Sox10(+) adult stem cells were found sparsely in the stroma of subcutaneous loose connective tissues...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066608/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-tavi-versus-sutureless-aortic-valve-replacement-suavr-for-aortic-stenosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-matched-studies
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Nelson Wang, Yi-Chin Tsai, Natasha Niles, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, Marco Di Eusanio, Tristan D Yan, Kevin Phan
BACKGROUND: With improving technologies and an increasingly elderly populations, there have been an increasing number of therapeutic options available for patients requiring aortic valve replacement. Recent evidence suggests that transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is one suitable option for high risk inoperable patients, as well as high risk operable patients. Sutureless valve technology has also been developed concurrently, with facilitates surgical aortic valve replacement (SUAVR) by allow resection and replacement of the native aortic valve with minimal sutures and prosthesis anchoring required...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052754/the-burden-of-major-adverse-cardiac-events-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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I-Ting Tsai, Chao-Ping Wang, Yung-Chuan Lu, Wei-Chin Hung, Cheng-Ching Wu, Li-Fen Lu, Fu-Mei Chung, Chia-Chang Hsu, Yau-Jiunn Lee, Teng-Hung Yu
BACKGROUND: Patients with a history of cardiovascular disease are at high risk of developing secondary major adverse cardiac events (MACE). This study aimed to identify independent predictors of MACE after hospital admission which could be used to identify of high-risk patients who may benefit from preventive strategies. METHODS: This study included 1,520 consecutive patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) (654 with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and 866 with elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients) who received PCI and/or stenting...
January 4, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048965/the-developing-stability-of-posterior-mandibular-implants-associated-with-bone-expansion-and-conventional-drilling-techniques
#7
Yen Ting Lin, Adrienne Hong, Ying Chin Peng, Hsiang Hsi Hong
Clinical decisions regarding the stability and osseointegration of mandibular implants positioned using the bone expansion techniques are conflicting and limited. The objective was to evaluate the stability of implants placed using two surgical techniques, selected according to the initial width of the mandibular posterior edentulous ridge, with D3 bone density, during a 12-week period. Fifty-eight implants in 33 patients were evaluated. Thirty-two implants in 24 patients were positioned using the osteotome expansion technique, and twenty-six fixtures in 17 patients were installed using the conventional drilling technique...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048346/su-f-t-660-evaluating-the-benefit-of-using-dual-function-fiducial-markers-for-in-situ-delivery-of-radiosenistizing-gold-nanoparticles-during-image-guided-radiotherapy
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S AlMansour, J Chin, E Sajo, W Ngwa
PURPOSE: Dual-function fiducials loaded with radiosensitizers, like gold nanoparticles (GNP), offer an innovative approach for ensuring geometric accuracy during image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) and significantly increasing therapeutic efficacy due to controlled in-situ release of the radiosensitizers. This study retrospectively investigates the dosimetric benefit of using up to two such dual-function fiducial markers instead of traditional single function fiducials during IGRT. METHODS: A computational code was developed to investigate the dosimetric benefit for 10 real patient tumor volumes of up to 6...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035307/long-standing-chin-augmenting-costochondral-graft-creating-a-diagnostic-challenge-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Fatma Fayez Badr, Mark Mintline, Axel Ruprecht, Donald Cohen, Barton R Blumberg, Madhu K Nair
To our knowledge, the imaging features of costochondral grafts (CCGs) on cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) have not been documented in the literature. We present the case of a CCG in the facial soft tissue to the anterior mandible, with changes mimicking a cartilaginous neoplasm. This is the first report to describe the CBCT imaging features of a long-standing graft in the anterior mandible. Implants or grafts may be incidental findings on radiographic images made for unrelated purposes. Although most are well-defined and radiographically homogeneous, being of relatively inert non-biological material, immune reactions to some grafts may stimulate alterations in the appearance of surrounding tissues...
December 2016: Imaging Science in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025435/a-prospective-study-of-factors-associated-with-orthodontic-mini-implant-survival
#10
Chia-Chun Tsai, Hong-Po Chang, Chin-Yun Pan, Szu-Ting Chou, Yu-Chuan Tseng
The orthodontic mini-implant (MI) is a widely used anchorage device in orthodontic treatment. This prospective study analyzed MI survival and factors associated with MI survival in 139 patients (114 females and 25 males; average age, 25.7 years; age range, 12-56 years) who had received orthodontic treatment with MIs. Survival analysis and Kaplan-Meier curves were used to identify clinical variables associated with MI survival. For the 254 MIs investigated, the overall success rate was 85.8%, and the 1-year cumulative survival rate was 81...
2016: Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024775/bone-resorption-under-chin-implants-the-orthodontist-s-role-in-its-diagnosis-and-management
#11
Mario Polo
Alloplastic chin implants have been a valuable treatment modality for the correction of microgenia. Their use has provided satisfactory esthetic results by improving facial balance. However, bone resorption under these implants can occur. Case reports of 4 patients with the incidental radiographic finding of the presence of chin implants are presented. All 4 subjects had lateral cephalograms and panoramic x-rays taken as part of their orthodontic evaluation. One had a normal mandibular symphyseal contour, and 3 had bone resorption under the implants...
January 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024083/direct-evidence-for-cancer-cell-autonomous-extracellular-protein-catabolism-in-pancreatic-tumors
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Shawn M Davidson, Oliver Jonas, Mark A Keibler, Han Wei Hou, Alba Luengo, Jared R Mayers, Jeffrey Wyckoff, Amanda M Del Rosario, Matthew Whitman, Christopher R Chin, Kendall J Condon, Alex Lammers, Katherine A Kellersberger, Brian K Stall, Gregory Stephanopoulos, Dafna Bar-Sagi, Jongyoon Han, Joshua D Rabinowitz, Michael J Cima, Robert Langer, Matthew G Vander Heiden
Mammalian tissues rely on a variety of nutrients to support their physiological functions. It is known that altered metabolism is involved in the pathogenesis of cancer, but which nutrients support the inappropriate growth of intact malignant tumors is incompletely understood. Amino acids are essential nutrients for many cancer cells that can be obtained through the scavenging and catabolism of extracellular protein via macropinocytosis. In particular, macropinocytosis can be a nutrient source for pancreatic cancer cells, but it is not fully understood how the tumor environment influences metabolic phenotypes and whether macropinocytosis supports the maintenance of amino acid levels within pancreatic tumors...
December 26, 2016: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005826/porous-polyethylene-implant-as-aesthetic-complement-in-orthognathic-surgery
#13
Juliana Dreyer da Silva de Menezes, Lucas Borin Moura, Renato Parsekian Martins, Eduardo Hochuli-Vieira
Porous polyethylene implants have been used as an alternative in the treatment of patients with zygomatic and paranasal projections deficiency. These implants promote a facial rejuvenating effect due to the attenuation of the nasal and chin prominences. The advantages of porous polyethylene include biocompatibility, dimensional stability, easy adaptation and fixation, low complication rate, and its availability in different sizes and shapes. A 27-year-old woman presenting vertical deficiency associated with midface hypoplasia was treated with orthognathic surgery...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956291/modified-360-degree-suture-trabeculotomy-combined-with-phacoemulsification-and-intraocular-lens-implantation-for-glaucoma-and-coexisting-cataract
#14
Yasuhiro Shinmei, Riki Kijima, Takuya Nitta, Kan Ishijima, Takeshi Ohguchi, Shinki Chin, Susumu Ishida
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy and safety of a modified 360-degree suture trabeculotomy combined with a cataract surgery technique in patients with glaucoma and coexisting cataract. SETTING: Hokkaido University Hospital, Sapporo, Japan. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Medical records of patients with glaucoma having a modified 360-degree trabeculotomy combined with cataract surgery (Group 1) were reviewed...
November 2016: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938900/preclinical-study-of-patient-specific-cell-free-nanofiber-tissue-engineered-vascular-grafts-using-3-dimensional-printing-in-a-sheep-model
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Takuma Fukunishi, Cameron A Best, Tadahisa Sugiura, Justin Opfermann, Chin Siang Ong, Toshiharu Shinoka, Christopher K Breuer, Axel Krieger, Jed Johnson, Narutoshi Hibino
BACKGROUND: Tissue-engineered vascular grafts (TEVGs) offer potential to overcome limitations of current approaches for reconstruction in congenital heart disease by providing biodegradable scaffolds on which autologous cells proliferate and provide physiologic functionality. However, current TEVGs do not address the diverse anatomic requirements of individual patients. This study explores the feasibility of creating patient-specific TEVGs by combining 3-dimensional (3D) printing and electrospinning technology...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923596/revision-hip-arthroplasty-using-a-modular-cementless-femoral-stem-intermediate-term-follow-up
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Sureshan Sivananthan, Chin-Tat Lim, Rapeepat Narkbunnam, Alex Sox-Harris, James I Huddleston, Stuart B Goodman
BACKGROUND: Modular femoral stem provides flexibility in femoral reconstruction, ensuring improved "fit and fill". However, there are risks of junction failure and corrosion, as well as cost concerns in the use of modular femoral stems. METHODS: We reviewed prospectively-gathered clinical and radiographic data on revision total hip arthroplasties (THAs) performed from 2001-2007 using modular, cementless femoral component performed by the 2 senior authors. Patients with a minimum follow-up of 7 years were included in this study...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890337/a-double-button-adjustable-loop-device-is-biomechanically-equivalent-to-tension-band-wire-in-the-fixation-of-transverse-patellar-fractures-a-cadaveric-study
#17
Fucai Han, Christopher Jon Pearce, David Q K Ng, Amit K Ramruttun, Desmond Y R Chong, Diarmuid Murphy, Chin Tat Lim, Bernard C S Lee
INTRODUCTION: Tension-band wire fixation of patellar fractures is associated with significant hardware-related complications and infection. Braided polyester suture fixation is an alternative option. However, these suture fixations have higher failure rates due to the difficulty in achieving rigid suture knot fixation. The Arthrex syndesmotic TightRope, which is a double-button adjustable loop fixation device utilizing a 4-point locking system using FibreWire, may not only offer stiff rigid fixation using a knotless system, but may also obviate the need for implant removal due to hardware related problems...
November 17, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882130/the-use-of-expanded-polytetrafluoroethylene-in-depressed-deformities-of-the-face
#18
Xiaowei Liu, Yiming Zhang, Shaoliang Wang, Zeyuan Lei, Xiang Li, Dongli Fan
Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) has been extensively used for facial soft tissue augmentation procedures, and is regarded as safe and reliable and suitable as a permanent implant. This implant is generally used in the lower third of the face for lips filling, nasal augmentation, nasolabial folds and chin augmentation, and rarely for congenital or acquired depressed deformities of the face. The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of ePTFE in congenital or acquired depressed deformities of the face...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875549/the-synthetic-%C3%AE-nitrostyrene-derivative-cyt-rx20-inhibits-esophageal-tumor-growth-and-metastasis-via-pi3k-akt-and-stat3-pathways
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Wen-Chin Chiu, Yi-Chen Lee, Yu-Han Su, Yen-Yun Wang, Chun-Hao Tsai, Yi-An Hou, Chie-Hong Wang, Ying-Fong Huang, Chih-Jen Huang, Shah-Hwa Chou, Pei-Wen Hsieh, Shyng-Shiou F Yuan
The β-nitrostyrene family have been implicated for anti-cancer property. However, the pharmacological role of β-nitrostyrene in esophageal cancer remain unclear. Here, a β-nitrostyrene derivative, CYT-Rx20, was synthesized and assessed for its anti-cancer activities and underlying mechanism in esophageal cancer. CYT-Rx20 induced cytotoxicity in esophageal cancer cells by promoting apoptosis through activation of caspase cascade and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) cleavage. Besides, CYT-Rx20 inhibited esophageal cancer cell migration and invasion by regulating the expression of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865201/increased-risk-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-with-sarcoidosis-during-the-very-long-term-follow-up
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Abigail Louise D Te, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Yun-Yu Chen, Fa-Po Chung, Shih-Lin Chang, Li-Wei Lo, Yu-Feng Hu, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Tze-Fan Chao, Jo-Nan Liao, Chin-Yu Lin, Yao-Ting Chang, Kuo-Liong Chien, Shih-Ann Chen
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is an important diagnostic consideration in patients with ventricular tachycardia (VT) of unknown origin. The clinical course of VT as the primary presentation in patients with sarcoidosis is mostly unknown. This study aimed to investigate the incidence of life-threatening VT and mortality during long term follow-up in patients with sarcoidosis. METHODS: We analyzed the epidemiological features of sarcoidosis in Taiwan using the National Health Insurance Research Database from 2000 to 2004...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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