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Shigemitsu Shirai, Keisuke Hirano, Norihiro Kobayashi
It is difficult to treat a thrombotic embolism in the common femoral artery or popliteal artery (POP A), i.e., the non-stenting zone. We report a new technique for the treatment of thrombotic embolism in the non-stenting zone using a self-expandable nitinol stent. Case 1 had an external iliac artery (EIA) occlusion that occurred over several months. A self-expandable nitinol stent was placed in the right EIA lesion via a retrograde approach using a distal 9-Fr balloon protection guide catheter in the right femoral artery...
October 19, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Filippo Benedetto, Domenico Spinelli, Narayana Pipitò, Giambattista Gagliardo, Alberto Noto, Simona Villari, Antonio David, Francesco Spinelli
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the outcomes of a vascular hybrid polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft, provided with a nitinol-reinforced section (NRS) on one end, in hemodialysis vascular access placement. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted including all the consecutive patients who underwent Gore Hybrid Vascular Graft (GHVG; W. L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, Ariz) implantation for hemodialysis access placement between October 2013 and November 2015...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Andreas Heinrich, Felix V Güttler, Florian Schlesies, René Aschenbach, Niklas Eckardt, Ulf K-M Teichgräber
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to measure artifacts and visibility of lumen for modern and most commonly used stents in vascular interventions according to a standardized test method of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four peripheral self-expanding nitinol stents and three stainless steel stents with diameters between 5 and 8 mm and lengths between 30 and 250 mm from seven different manufacturers were compared on a 1...
October 14, 2016: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
Selcuk Sahin, Berkan Resorlu, Feyzi Arda Atar, Mithat Eksi, Nevzat Can Sener, Volkan Tugcu
PURPOSE: To report and discuss the treatment of ipsilateral upper ureteral and renal stones by laparoscopic ureterolithotomy with concomitant pyelolithotomy using flexible cystoscope. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 19 patients (14 men and 5 women) underwent laparoscopic retroperitoneal ureterolithotomy with concomitant pyelolithotomy using flexible cystoscope through the ureterotomy site. The mean age of the patients was 37.9 (22-61) years. Stones were on the right side in 12, on the left side in 7, and multiple in 6 patients...
October 10, 2016: Urology Journal
Christian Wissgott, Wolfram Schmidt, Christoph Brandt-Wunderlich, Peter Behrens, Reimer Andresen
PURPOSE: To report early clinical outcomes with a novel double-layer stent for the internal carotid artery (ICA) and the in vitro investigation of the stent's mechanical properties. METHODS: A prospective single-center study enrolled 30 consecutive patients (mean age 73.1±6.3 years; 21 men) with symptomatic (n=25) or high-grade (n=5) ICA stenosis treated with the new double-layer carotid CGUARD Embolic Prevention System (EPS) stent, which has an inner open-cell nitinol design with an outer closed-cell polyethylene terephthalate layer...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Vivek Kumbhari, Irene Peñas, Alan H Tieu, Carlos De la Serna-Higuera, Manie Juneja, Fuad Maufa, Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Mohamad H El-Zein, Nadim Haddad, Sandeep Krishnan, Susana Gonzalez, Peter V Renny, Payal Saxena, Linda Howard, Christopher J DiMaio, Jonathan M Buscaglia, Manuel Perez-Miranda, Mouen A Khashab
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To facilitate access for interventional EUS, flexible (nitinol) 19-G needles have been introduced to permit needle puncture even when the echoendoscope is in an angulated position, such as in the second part of the duodenum. The aims of the study were to evaluate the performance of a flexible 19-G needle during interventional EUS procedures and compare outcomes when the echoendoscope was in the straight versus angulated position. METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken of 162 consecutive patients that underwent a variety of interventional EUS procedures with a flexible 19-G needle across five centers...
October 6, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Jibin Song, Hao Hu, Chao Jian, Kaichun Wu, Xiaoyuan Chen
Esophageal cancer is one of the six most common cancers in the world, constituting ∼7% of the gastrointestinal cancers. Esophageal stents can be inserted into the esophagus to open the pathway as a palliative treatment for advanced esophageal cancer. For the treatment of esophageal cancer, a series of anticancer drug-loaded stents such as paclitaxel or 5-fluorouracil/esophageal stent combinations have been prepared by covering a nitinol stent with a polymer or hydrogel shell. For the first time, we developed a gold nanoshell (AuNS)-coated stent with high photothermal efficiency and used in the repetitive photothermal therapy of esophageal cancer...
October 5, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Anja Lena Thiebes, Nicola Kelly, Caoimhe A Sweeney, Donnacha J McGrath, Johanna Clauser, Kathrin Kurtenbach, Valentine N Gesche, Weiluan Chen, Robbert Jan Kok, Ulrich Steinseifer, Mark Bruzzi, Barry J O'Brien, Peter E McHugh, Stefan Jockenhoevel, Christian G Cornelissen
Currently, there is no optimal treatment available for end stage tumour patients with airway stenosis. The PulmoStent concept aims on overcoming current hurdles in airway stenting by combining a nitinol stent with a nutrient-permeable membrane, which prevents tumour ingrowth. Respiratory epithelial cells can be seeded onto the cover to restore mucociliary clearance. In this study, a novel hand-braided dog bone stent was developed, covered with a polycarbonate urethane nonwoven and mechanically tested. Design and manufacturing of stent and cover were improved in an iterative process according to predefined requirements for permeability and mechanical properties and finally tested in a proof of concept animal study in sheep for up to 24 weeks...
September 27, 2016: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
Zeiad Hussain, Athanasios Diamantopoulos, Miltiadis Krokidis, Konstantinos Katsanos
AIM: To investigate the efficacy of double-layered covered stent in the treatment of malignant oesophageal obstructions. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed following the PRISMA process. PubMed (Medline), EMBASE (Excerpta Medical Database), AMED (Allied and Complementary medicine Database), Scopus and online content, were searched for studies reporting on the NiTi-S polyurethane-covered double oesophageal stent for the treatment of malignant dysphagia...
September 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Huiju Wang, Wenlan Song, Min Zhang, Qi Zhen, Mei Guo, Yida Zhang, Xinzhen Du
A novel titanium and nickel oxide composite nanosheets (TiO2/NiOCNSs) coating was in situ grown on a Nitinol (NiTi) wire by direct hydrothermal treatment and modified by self-assembly of trichlorophenylsilane for solid phase microextraction (SPME). TiO2/NiOCNSs were radially oriented and chemically bonded to the NiTi substrate with double-faced open access sites. Moreover the phenyl modified TiO2/NiOCNSs (TiO2/NiOCNSs-Ph) coating exhibited original surface supporting framework favorable for effective SPME. The extraction performance of TiO2/NiOCNSs-Ph coated NiTi (NiTi-TiO2/NiOCNSs-Ph) fiber was investigated for the concentration and detection of ultraviolet (UV) filters, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), phthalate acid esters and polychlorinated biphenyls coupled to HPLC with UV detection...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
Danyal A Siddiqui, Shiril Sivan, Jason D Weaver, Matthew Di Prima
Metallic medical devices such as intravascular stents can undergo fretting damage in vivo that might increase their susceptibility to pitting corrosion. As a result, the US Food and Drug Administration has recommended that such devices be evaluated for corrosion resistance after the devices have been fatigue tested in situations where significant micromotion can lead to fretting damage. Three common alloys that cardiovascular implants are made from [MP35N cobalt chromium (MP35N), electropolished nitinol (EP NiTi), and 316LVM stainless steel (316LVM)] were selected for this study...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
Hunter B Gilbert, Robert J Webster
Shape setting Nitinol tubes and wires in a typical laboratory setting for use in superelastic robots is challenging. Obtaining samples that remain superelastic and exhibit desired precurvatures currently requires many iterations, which is time consuming and consumes a substantial amount of Nitinol. To provide a more accurate and reliable method of shape setting, in this paper we propose an electrical technique that uses Joule heating to attain the necessary shape setting temperatures. The resulting high power heating prevents unintended aging of the material and yields consistent and accurate results for the rapid creation of prototypes...
2016: IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
Ríona Ní Ghriallais, Kevin Heraty, Bob Smouse, Martin Burke, Paul Gilson, Mark Bruzzi
PURPOSE: To quantify the deformation behavior of the diseased femoropopliteal segment and assess the change to deformation behavior due to various stent placements. METHODS: The length and curvature changes of 6 femoropopliteal segments (the right and left superficial femoral and popliteal arteries) from 3 cadavers were measured in 3-dimensional space based on rotational angiography image data in straight leg and flexed hip/knee (50°/90°) positions before and after placement of nitinol stents of varying type (EverFlex, Misago, and BioMimics 3D) and length (60, 100, and 200 mm) in different locations along the arteries...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Brian Le, Kevin McVary, Kevin McKenna, Alberto Colombo
OBJECTIVE: To compare a novel Nickel-Titanium (Ni-Ti) shape memory alloy (SMA) penile prosthesis of our own design to commercially available prostheses using a format similar to mechanical testing done at major penile prosthesis manufacturers. We evaluated the mechanical parameters of commercially available penile prostheses and used this information to guide the development of the nickel-titanium based physiologic penile prosthesis that expands and becomes erect with a small amount of heat applied...
September 14, 2016: Urology
Maurizio Taramasso, Azeem Latib, Paolo Denti, Fabian Nietlispach, Kevin Lynn, Nikola Cesarovic, Alessandro Addis, Maximilian Y Emmert, Andrea Guidotti, Hugo Vanermen, Francesco Maisano
AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety, technical feasibility and performance of a new trans-catheter tricuspid repair system. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-one adult swine underwent implantation of a transcatheter tricuspid remodelling system under general anaesthesia. The steerable transcatheter device was introduced through a 24 Fr femoral sheath into the right femoral vein and delivered to the tricuspid annulus on the beating heart. A fixation element was implanted into the tricuspid annulus...
September 18, 2016: EuroIntervention
Benyamin Rahmani, Spyros Tzamtzis, Rose Sheridan, Michael J Mullen, John Yap, Alexander M Seifalian, Gaetano Burriesci
AIMS: The aim of this study was to introduce and demonstrate the feasibility in an acute preclinical model of a new transcatheter heart valve concept with a self-expanding wire frame, polymeric leaflets and a sealing component. METHODS AND RESULTS: The TRISKELE valve was developed based on a previously validated polymeric leaflet design, an adaptive sealing cuff and a novel nitinol wire frame which reduces stress on the leaflets and radial pressure on the surrounding tissue...
September 18, 2016: EuroIntervention
Venkata Naidu Bavikati, Gowri Sankar Singaraju, Prasad Mandava, Sai Sandeep Killamsetty, Venkatesh Nettam, Praveen Kumar Reddy Karnati
INTRODUCTION: The initial leveling and aligning phase has been simplified with the introduction of superelastic nickel-titanium archwires. The relatively high cost of these wires has prompted some of the clinicians to reuse them after sterilization. The quantitative changes in the surface properties of superelastic 'NiTi' wires after clinical application and recycling by autoclave method have not been established in earlier studies. AIM: To quantify the changes in mechanical and physical properties of four different commercially available superelastic nitinol (NiTi) archwires after clinical usage and recycling...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Humberto Bellini, Javier Moyano, Javier Gil, Andreu Puigdollers
The aim of this work is to describe and compare mechanical properties of eight widely used nickel-titanium orthodontic wires under uniform testing conditions and to determine the influence of the heat treatments on the loss of the superelasticity. Ten archwires from two batches from eight different manufacturers were evaluated. A three-point bending test was performed, in accordance with ISO 15841:2006, on 80 round nickel-titanium archwire segments of 0.016 inch. To obtain a load-deflection curve, the centre of each segment was deflected to 3...
October 2016: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
Ehab Hussein, Vikas Pathak, Ray Wesley Shepherd, Samira Shojaee
Iatrogenic tracheal laceration is a known complication of emergent endotracheal intubation. Patients with tracheal laceration present a therapeutic challenge. There is no established standard treatment approach in this patient population. Interventions reported include conservative management, stent placement, or surgery. We present our experience of tracheal tears in patients with respiratory failure successfully managed with polyurethane-covered nitinol stent, including three cases of postintubation and one case of postsurgical tracheostomy tracheal injury...
November 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Antonio Miceli
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August 12, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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