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Bioabsorbable scaffolds

Payam Dehghani
Percutaneous coronary interventions will never become obsolete, as evolution is inherent to interventional cardiology. Current drug-eluting platforms have appreciably improved their safety and efficacy profiles in different clinical settings compared to first-generation devices such that it is difficult to consider other alternatives. However, there is definite biological plausibility to consider devices with bioabsorbable polymers and/or scaffolds. It is also an undeniable fact that many patients, based on variety of belief systems, would prefer not to have a permanently implanted device...
February 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
Ankur Kalra, Hasan Rehman, Sahil Khera, Braghadheeswar Thyagarajan, Deepak L Bhatt, Neal S Kleiman, Robert W Yeh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Drug-eluting stents are the mainstay in the treatment of coronary artery disease using percutaneous coronary intervention. Innovations developed to overcome the limitations of prior generations of stents include biodegradable polymer stents, drug-eluting stents without a polymer, and bioabsorbable scaffolds. Our review briefly discusses the clinical profiles of first- and second-generation coronary stents, and provides an up-to-date overview of design, technology, and clinical safety and efficacy profiles of newer generation coronary stents discussing the relevant clinical trials in this rapidly evolving area of interventional cardiology...
March 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
A P S Immich, P C Pennacchi, A F Naves, S L Felisbino, R L Boemo, S S Maria-Engler, L H Catalani
Tympanic membrane perforations are due to common otologic problems. The current treatments to heal tympanic membrane perforation, such as myringoplasty, have some disadvantages, including the need for autologous grafting, which is rapidly absorbed by the organism before perforation recovery is complete. To improve the structural and functional tympanic membrane healing after surgery, we propose a new branch of artificial grafts. In this study, we report the development of artificial grafts using electrospun bioabsorbable polymers...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Georgia S Karanasiou, Michail I Papafaklis, Claire Conway, Lampros K Michalis, Rami Tzafriri, Elazer R Edelman, Dimitrios I Fotiadis
Coronary stents have revolutionized the treatment of coronary artery disease. Improvement in clinical outcomes requires detailed evaluation of the performance of stent biomechanics and the effectiveness as well as safety of biomaterials aiming at optimization of endovascular devices. Stents need to harmonize the hemodynamic environment and promote beneficial vessel healing processes with decreased thrombogenicity. Stent design variables and expansion properties are critical for vessel scaffolding. Drug-elution from stents, can help inhibit in-stent restenosis, but adds further complexity as drug release kinetics and coating formulations can dominate tissue responses...
February 3, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
Akinapelli Absdhilash, Jack P Chen, Kristine Roy, Joseph Donnelly, Keith Dawkins, Barbara Huibregtse, Dongming Hou
Drug-eluting stents (DES) have been shown to significantly reduce clinical and angiographic restenosis compared to bare metal stents (BMS). The polymer coatings on DES elute antiproliferative drugs to inhibit intimal proliferation and prevent restenosis after stent implantation. Permanent polymers which do not degrade in vivo may increase the likelihood of stent-related delayed arterial healing or polymer hypersensitivity. In turn, these limitations may contribute to an increased risk of late clinical events...
December 22, 2016: Current Cardiology Reviews
Wan Azman Wan Ahmad, Takaharu Nakayoshi, Ahmad Syadi Mahmood Zuhdi, Muhammad Dzafir Ismail, Yoshihiro Fukumoto, Takafumi Ueno
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Jose M de la Torre Hernandez, Tamara Garcia Camarero, Dae-Hyun Lee, Fermin Sainz Laso, Gabriela Veiga Fernandez, Tania Pino, Silvia Rubio, Pablo Legarra, Jorge R Valdivia, Javier Zueco Gil
OBJECTIVES: We sought to compare the procedural implications of using bioresorbable everolimus-eluting scaffolds (BVS) and Pt-Cr everolimus-eluting stent with abluminal bioabsorbable polymer (Synergy). BACKGROUND: There are important differences in the respective platforms, which could impact on procedural performance, complications and outcomes. METHODS: A prospective, randomized single center study including consecutive patients in stable clinical condition and with lesions amenable to be treated with BVS according to predefined criteria...
November 3, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Erhan Tenekecioglu, Eric K W Poon, Carlos Collet, Vikas Thondapu, Ryo Torii, Christos V Bourantas, Yaping Zeng, Yoshinobu Onuma, Andrew S H Ooi, Patrick W Serruys, Peter Barlis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 24, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Luanda Chaves Lins, Florence Wianny, Sébastien Livi, Idalba Andreina Hidalgo, Colette Dehay, Jannick Duchet-Rumeau, Jean-François Gérard
In this study, electrospun fiber scaffolds based on biodegradable and bioabsorbable polymers and showing a similar structure to that of the extracellular matrix (ECM) present in the neural tissues were prepared. The effects of electrospun-based scaffolds processed from poly(lactic acid) (PLA)/poly(lactide-b-ethylene glycol-b-lactide) block copolymer (PELA) and PLA/polyethylene glycol (PEG) (50:50 by wt) blends on the morphology, wettability, and mechanical properties, as well as on neural stem cell (NSC) behavior, were investigated...
October 10, 2016: Biomacromolecules
Carlos Cortés, Ignacio J Amat-Santos, Milosz Jaguszewski, Paol Rojas, L Renier Gonçalves, Juan Luis Gutiérrez-Chico, J Alberto San Román
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Cardiology Journal
Dhaval Kolte, J Dawn Abbott
Long-term outcomes were similar in patients treated with first- or second-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) for saphenous vein graft (SVG) lesions. Patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction as a result of occluded SVG may derive some benefit from the use of second- versus first-generation DES Randomized clinical trials are needed to determine whether newer DES types including those with bioabsorbable polymer or scaffolds offer a distinct advantage in the treatment of SVG lesions.
January 1, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Zhong-Shan Wang, Zhi-Hong Feng, Guo-Feng Wu, Shi-Zhu Bai, Yan Dong, Fa-Ming Chen, Yi-Min Zhao
Periodontal regeneration involves the restoration of at least three unique tissues: cementum, periodontal ligament tissue (PDL) and alveolar bone tissue. Here, we first isolated human PDL stem cells (PDLSCs) and jaw bone mesenchymal stem cells (JBMSCs). These cells were then induced to form cell sheets using an ascorbic acid-rich approach, and the cell sheet properties, including morphology, thickness and gene expression profile, were compared. Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) derived from human venous blood was then fabricated into bioabsorbable fibrin scaffolds containing various growth factors...
2016: Scientific Reports
Gaoke Feng, Jianmin Xiao, Yuying Bi, Zhiyuan Lan, Xiaoxin Zheng, Zhao Lu, Jun Li, Kan Wu, Edward Kislauskis, Stephen McCarthy, Qiang Hu, Xuejun Jiang, Tim Wu, Roger Laham
Our previous studies have confirmed the superior biocompatibility of the poly-L-lactic acid/amorphous calcium phosphate (PLLA/ACP) scaffolds (PowerScaffold) compared to PLLA scaffolds and their similar 6-month radial strength compared with TAXUS stents. In order to conduct further dynamic observations on the performance of the PowerScaffold after 12-month implantation compared with the TAXUS stents. Twenty PowerScaffold and 20 TAXUS were implanted in porcine coronary arteries. At 12-month follow-up, Quantitative Coronary Angiography showed that the stent reference vessel diameter (3...
April 2016: Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
Diego Arroyo, Stéphane Cook, Serban Puricel
The fully bioabsorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) has been developed to reduce late adverse events after coronary stenting such as device thrombosis. The device consists of polylactic acid, which is gradually absorbed within the first few years after its implantation. The initial experience with the device in low-risk patients presenting with simple lesions was satisfying and generated optimism among interventional cardiologists by promising better patient outcomes. However, the unrestricted use of the device in patients presenting with a higher baseline risk and more complex lesions came at the cost of alarmingly high rates of early device thrombosis...
June 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Antonio Tello-Montoliu, José Rivera, Diana Hernández-Romero, Ana Silvente, Eva Jover, Miriam Quintana, Esteban Orenes-Piñero, José Hurtado, José Luis Ferreiro, Francisco Marín, Mariano Valdés
Everolimus-eluting bioabsorbable scaffolds (BVSs) have exhibited similar long-term clinical outcomes compared to its everolimus-eluting metallic counterparts. However, reports from earlier studies have shown a signal for an increased rate of stent thrombosis. The aim of the current investigation is to describe the platelet reactivity profiles over time in patients treated with everolimus-eluting BVS in comparison to everolimus-eluting metallic stents. This is a pilot study in which patients on aspirin and clopidogrel with at least 1 everolimus-eluting BVS were included (n = 24)...
December 2016: Platelets
Larisa V Antonova, Alexander M Seifalian, Anton G Kutikhin, Victoria V Sevostyanova, Evgeniya O Krivkina, Andrey V Mironov, Andrey Y Burago, Elena A Velikanova, Vera G Matveeva, Tatiana V Glushkova, Evgeniya A Sergeeva, Georgiy Y Vasyukov, Yuliya A Kudryavtseva, Olga L Barbarash, Leonid S Barbarash
Small diameter arterial bypass grafts are considered as unmet clinical need since the current grafts have poor patency of 25% within 5 years. We have developed a 3D scaffold manufactured from natural and synthetic biodegradable polymers, poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) and poly(
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Benedikt Schrage, Moritz Seiffert, Kai Müllerleile, Elvin Zengin, Edith Lubos, Christoph Sinning, Ulrich Schäfer, Karsten Sydow, Stefan Blankenberg, Dirk Westermann
BACKGROUND: Bioabsorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) are a novel option for the treatment of coronary lesions in patients with stable coronary artery disease or acute coronary syndromes. We aimed to identify the influence of BVS implantation on radiation exposure and procedural outcomes compared to drug-eluting stents (DES) in daily clinical practice. METHODS: A retrospective single-center study was performed in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with BVS from 2013 to 2014...
February 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
Jun Ma, Nan Zhao, Donghui Zhu
Bioabsorbable metal zinc (Zn) is a promising new generation of implantable scaffold for cardiovascular and orthopedic applications. In cardiovascular stent applications, zinc ion (Zn(2+)) will be gradually released into the surrounding vascular tissues from such Zn-containing scaffolds after implantation. However, the interactions between vascular cells and Zn(2+) are still largely unknown. We explored the short-term effects of extracellular Zn(2+) on human smooth muscle cells (SMCs) up to 24 h, and an interesting biphasic effect of Zn(2+) was observed...
2016: Scientific Reports
Lucia Battistella, Giuseppe Marulli, Giovanni Maria Comacchio, Marco Mammana, Guido Di Gregorio, Federico Rea
Acquired nonmalignant tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is a rare condition that requires proper treatment. We present the case of a 55-year-old woman with a 4.5-cm recurrent TEF, which had developed after an attempted surgical repair. After closure of the esophageal defect in two layers, a tracheoplasty technique was used to repair the tracheal membranous wall with a synthetic bioabsorbable patch (Gore Bio-A tissue reinforcement) covered with an intercostal muscle flap. The use of Gore Bio-A tissue reinforcement is an innovative and effective method to close a wide tracheal defect while achieving a scaffold for epithelial colonization...
May 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Patrick K Bowen, Emily R Shearier, Shan Zhao, Roger J Guillory, Feng Zhao, Jeremy Goldman, Jaroslaw W Drelich
Metallic stents are used to promote revascularization and maintain patency of plaqued or damaged arteries following balloon angioplasty. To mitigate the long-term side effects associated with corrosion-resistant stents (i.e., chronic inflammation and late stage thrombosis), a new generation of so-called "bioabsorbable" stents is currently being developed. The bioabsorbable coronary stents will corrode and be absorbed by the artery after completing their task as vascular scaffolding. Research spanning the last two decades has focused on biodegradable polymeric, iron-based, and magnesium-based stent materials...
May 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
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