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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903623/endovascular-stenting-of-mid-aortic-syndrome-due-to-takayasu-arteritis
#1
Ali Dogan, Kenan Sever, Emrah Ozdemir, Denyan Mansuroglu, Nuri Kurtoglu
Introduction-patients: Takayasu arteritis may involve various parts of the aorta and its major branches. It leads to occlusive or aneurysmal disease of the vessel. It can be treated either with surgery or percutaneous intervention. We report a successful endovascular treatment of stenosis of the descending thoracic and abdominal aorta in a 19-year-old female. Methods-results-conclusions: Self-expandable nitinol stent was deployed and adequate opening of the aorta was obtained in this patient. Long-term durability of endovascular approach is a matter of debate...
September 13, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902646/a-massive-left-to-right-shunt-due-to-delayed-spontaneous-perforation-of-polyvinyl-alcohol-membrane-of-atrial-septal-occluder
#2
Serdar Bozyel, Tayfun Şahin, Emir Dervis, Müjdat Aktaş, Hüseyin Şaşkın
Percutaneous closure of an atrial septal defect (ASD) has emerged as an alternative to surgery. A 54-yearold woman with a history of percutaneous ASD closure with a 30-mm Cardia Ultrasept septal occluder (Cardia Inc., Eagan, MN, USA) comprising 2 discs made of Nitinol wire mesh covered with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) membrane, was admitted to the hospital with unstable angina pectoris. In a routine examination, transthoracic echocardiography revealed a left-to-right shunt through the device. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) also demonstrated significant left-to-right shunt through the central portion of the prosthesis...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893857/changes-in-dynamic-lung-mechanics-after-lung-volume-reduction-coil-treatment-of-severe-emphysema
#3
Demosthenes Makris, Sylvie Leroy, Johana Pradelli, Jonathan Benzaquen, Hervé Guenard, Jeanne-Marie Perotin, Spyros Zakynthinos, Epaminondas Zakynthinos, Gaëtan Deslee, Charles Hugo Marquette
We assessed the relationships between changes in lung compliance, lung volumes and dynamic hyperinflation in patients with emphysema who underwent bronchoscopic treatment with nitinol coils (coil treatment) (n=11) or received usual care (UC) (n=11). Compared with UC, coil treatment resulted in decreased dynamic lung compliance (CLdyn) (p=0.03) and increased endurance time (p=0.010). The change in CLdyn was associated with significant improvement in FEV1 and FVC, with reduction in residual volume and intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure, and with increased inspiratory capacity at rest/and at exercise...
September 11, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885370/usefulness-of-titanium-mesh-cage-for-posterior-c1-c2-fixation-in-patients-with-atlantoaxial-instability
#4
Hwan-Seo Yang, Ki-Wan Kim, Young-Min Oh, Jong-Pil Eun
The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of titanium mesh cage as an interlaminar spacer combined with nitinol shape memory loop fixation in patients with atlantoaxial instability.From April 2009 to March 2017, among the patients with atlantoaxial instability, a total of 30 patients were treated by nitinol shape memory loop fixation combined with titanium mesh cage as a spacer. We retrospectively reviewed 30 enrolled patients. Successful fusion was determined as improvement of symptoms and radiologic findings of bone fusion...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872453/allium-stents-a-novel-solution-for-the-management-of-upper-and-lower-urinary-tract-strictures
#5
Zaher Bahouth, Boaz Moskovitz, Sarel Halachmi, Ofer Nativ
Stents are widely use in endoscopic urological procedures. One of the most important indications is the treatment of urinary tract strictures. Allium(™) Medical has introduced several types of stents for the treatment of different types of urinary tract strictures, based on anatomic location. All the stents are made of nitinol and coated with a co-polymer that reduces encrustations. These stents are self-expandable and have a large caliber and a high radial force. They have different shapes, designed especially for the treatment of each type of stricture...
August 22, 2017: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858665/design-considerations-for-a-novel-shape-memory-plate-osteosynthesis-allowing-for-non-invasive-alteration-of-bending-stiffness
#6
Manuel Krämer, Christian W Müller, Maike Hermann, Sebastian Decker, André Springer, Ludger Overmeyer, Christof Hurschler, Ronny Pfeifer
Biomechanical stimuli play a major role in fracture healing. Changing the fixation stiffness through the course of healing might accelerate bone healing and prevent healing complications. Shape memory alloy (SMA) based implants were developed to allow for non-invasive stiffness alteration during the fracture healing process. To gain a deeper understanding of the implant functionality based on the alloy characteristics and geometric design, the mechanical properties of different shape memory alloys where mechanically characterized...
August 23, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842557/functionalized-non-vascular-nitinol-stent-via-electropolymerized-polydopamine-thin-film-coating-loaded-with-bortezomib-adjunct-to-hyperthermia-therapy
#7
Ludwig Erik Aguilar, Batgerel Tumurbaatar, Amin Ghavaminejad, Chan Hee Park, Cheol Sang Kim
Gastrointestinal malignancies have been a tremendous problem in the medical field and cover a wide variety of parts of the system, (i.e. esophagus, duodenum, intestines, and rectum). Usually, these malignancies are treated with palliation with the use of non-vascular nitinol stents. However, stenting is not a perfect solution for these problems. While it can enhance the quality of life of the patient, in time the device will encounter problems such as re-occlusion due to the rapid growth of the tumor. In this study, we propose a functionalization technique using electropolymerization of polydopamine directly onto the nitinol stent struts for the combined application of hyperthermia and chemotherapy...
August 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842334/the-effects-of-surface-processing-on-in-vivo-corrosion-of-nitinol-stents-in-a-porcine-model
#8
Stacey J L Sullivan, Daniel Madamba, Shiril Sivan, Katie Miyashiro, Maureen L Dreher, Christine Trépanier, Srinidhi Nagaraja
A major limitation with current assessments of corrosion in metallic medical devices is the lack of correlation between in-vitro and in-vivo corrosion performance. Therefore, the objective of this study was to elucidate the relationship between pitting corrosion measured by breakdown potentials (Eb) in ASTM F2129 testing and corrosion resistance in-vivo. Four groups of Nitinol stents were manufactured using different processing methods to create unique surface properties. The stents were implanted into iliac arteries of minipigs for six months and explanted for corrosion analysis...
August 24, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834155/pit-initiation-on-nitinol-in-simulated-physiological-solutions
#9
Bruce G Pound
Inclusions appear to play a crucial role in the initiation of pitting on nitinol, but the reason remains unclear. Furthermore, it has not been established whether the type of inclusion is a central factor. In this study, potentiodynamic polarization together with scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy were used to provide more insight into the initiation of pits on electropolished nitinol wire. Corrosion was limited to a single primary pit on each of the few wire samples that exhibited breakdown...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798783/mesh-covered-roadsaver-stent-as-a-new-treatment-modality-for-symptomatic-or-high-risk-carotid-stenosis
#10
Roman Machnik, Piotr Paluszek, Łukasz Tekieli, Karolina Dzierwa, Damian Maciejewski, Mariusz Trystuła, Andrzej Brzychczy, Krzysztof Banaszkiewicz, Robert Musiał, Piotr Pieniążek
INTRODUCTION: Prevention of periprocedural stroke has a crucial role in carotid artery stenting (CAS) procedures. AIM: To assess retrospectively 30-day safety and effectiveness of 41 procedures of internal and common carotid artery stenting using the Roadsaver double nitinol layer micromesh stent in 40 non-consecutive patients with symptomatic or high-risk carotid artery stenosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patients were men (n = 31) and women (n = 9); mean age was 67...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794652/stent-tunnel-technique-to-save-thrombosed-native-hemodialysis-fistula-with-extensive-venous-aneurysm
#11
Martin Rabellino, Guillermo J Rosa-Diez, Sergio A Shinzato, Pablo Rodriguez, Oscar A Peralta, Maria S Crucelegui, Rosario Luxardo, Agustina Heredia-Martinez, Mariela I Bedini-Rocca, Ricardo D García-Mónaco
INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE: The increasing number of patients undergoing hemodialysis and the limited number of access sites have resulted in an increasing number of techniques to maintain vascular access for hemodialysis. Thrombosed arteriovenous (AV) fistulas with large venous aneurysms have poor treatment results, with both endovascular and surgical techniques, leading to a high rate of definitive AV access loss. The purpose of this study was to review the feasibility and initial results of this novel endovascular treatment of thrombosed AV fistulas with large venous aneurysms...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782151/implantation-of-a-modified-stented-bovine-pulmonary-valve-in-a-beating-heart-sheep-model
#12
Yongshan Zhang, Fei Teng, Juan Xiao, Weiguo Bao, Qingling Zhou, Qiang Sun, Guowei Meng
PURPOSE: The aim of this research was to assess the performance of a modified bovine stent valve implanted transventricularly in the pulmonary position in sheep with a 3-month follow-up period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven modified pulmonary bovine stent valves were transventricularly implanted in the pulmonary position into seven sheep using a delivery system. Stent valve performance was investigated and evaluated hemodynamically, angiographically, and with echocardiograms before, immediately after, and 3 months following implantation...
August 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763518/biomechanical-comparison-of-pin-and-nitinol-bone-staple-fixation-to-pin-and-tension-band-wire-fixation-for-the-stabilization-of-canine-olecranon-osteotomies
#13
Alen Lai, Chris Christou, Craig Bailey, Chris J Tan, John Culvenor, Tian Wang, William R Walsh
OBJECTIVE: To compare the initial biomechanical properties of olecranon osteotomies stabilized with intramedullary pins and a Nitinol bone staple to osteotomies stabilized with pin and tension band wire fixation. STUDY DESIGN: Ex vivo mechanical evaluation on cadaveric bones. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ten pairs of cadaveric forelimbs from skeletally mature Greyhounds with an olecranon osteotomy stabilized with either a pin and Nitinol bone staple or a pin and tension band wire...
September 12, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761023/a-comparison-of-the-in-vivo-neoendothelialization-and-wound-healing-processes-of-three-atrial-septal-defect-occluders-used-during-childhood-in-a-nonrandomized-prospective-trial
#14
Derya Aydın Şahin, Osman Başpınar, Ayşe Sülü, Tekin Karslıgil, Seval Kul
OBJECTIVE: We prospectively investigated the neoendothelialization of transcatheter secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) closure in children receiving one of three different occluders. METHODS: Transcatheter ASD closure was performed for 44 children. The patients were divided into three groups: group I: Amplatzer, group II: Lifetech CeraFlex, and group III: Occlutech Figulla Flex II septal occluder. The data were prospectively analyzed. Markers of the three phases of wound healing were studied in all patients before and on the 1st and 10th days and 1st month post intervention...
July 25, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760124/interphalangeal-arthrodesis-using-an-intramedullary-nitinol-implant-a-prospective-study
#15
Markus Jakubek, Martin Enzendorfer, Rainer Fiala, Klemens Trieb
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to evaluate the nitinol (X-Fuse®) implant in arthrodesis of the distal interphalangeal and the thumb joints with respect to bone fusion and clinical efficiency. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study included 24 consecutive patients (7 males, 17 females; mean age 56.8 years; range 27 to 79 years) with nitinol (X-Fuse®) implants in their 41 joints. All patients were followed-up clinically and radiographically with respect to fusion, complications and outcome at a minimum of 14 months postoperatively (mean 28±6 months)...
August 2017: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759840/an-experimental-canine-patent-ductus-arteriosus-occlusion-device-based-on-shape-memory-polymer-foam-in-a-nitinol-cage
#16
Mark A Wierzbicki, Sarah B Raines, Sonya G Gordon, John C Criscione, Ashley B Saunders, Scott Birch, Bradley Due, Brandis Keller, Landon D Nash, Matthew W Miller, Duncan J Maitland
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a congenital cardiovascular defect in which a fetal connection between the aorta and pulmonary artery does not spontaneously close shortly after birth. If left uncorrected serious complications and even death can occur. Surgical ligation is the traditional treatment method; however, it is an invasive procedure, that motivates development of a minimally invasive option. Shape memory polymer (SMP) foams are unique materials that hold promise in the field of minimally invasive occlusion devices...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756418/one-year-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-presenting-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-caused-by-bifurcation-culprit-lesions-treated-with-the-stentys-self-apposing-coronary-stent-results-from-the-apposition-iii-study
#17
Maik J Grundeken, Huangling Lu, Nicola Vos, Alexander IJsselmuiden, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Rainer Wessely, Thomas Dengler, Alessio La Manna, Johanne Silvain, Gilles Montalescot, René Spaargaren, Jan G P Tijssen, Robbert J de Winter, Joanna J Wykrzykowska, Giovanni Amoroso, Karel T Koch
OBJECTIVE: To investigate outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) after treatment with the Stentys self-apposing stent (Stentys SAS; Stentys S.A.) for bifurcation culprit lesions. BACKGROUND: The nitinol, self-expanding Stentys was initially developed as a dedicated bifurcation stent. The stent facilitates a provisional strategy by accommodating its diameter to both the proximal and distal reference diameters and offering an opportunity to "disconnect" the interconnectors, opening the stent toward the side branch...
August 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734706/emerging-minimally-invasive-treatment-options-for-male-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms
#18
REVIEW
Giuseppe Magistro, Christopher R Chapple, Mostafa Elhilali, Peter Gilling, Kevin T McVary, Claus G Roehrborn, Christian G Stief, Henry H Woo, Christian Gratzke
CONTEXT: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are one of the most common and troublesome nonmalignant conditions affecting quality of life in aging men. A spectrum of established medical and surgical options is available to provide relief of bothersome LUTS. Both the adverse events of medication and the morbidity with surgical treatment modalities have to be counterbalanced against efficacy. Novel minimally invasive treatment options aim to be effective, ideally to be performed in an ambulatory setting under local anaesthesia and to offer a more favourable safety profile than existing reference techniques...
July 19, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734257/comparison-of-femoropopliteal-artery-stents-under-axial-and-radial-compression-axial-tension-bending-and-torsion-deformations
#19
Kaspars Maleckis, Paul Deegan, William Poulson, Cole Sievers, Anastasia Desyatova, Jason MacTaggart, Alexey Kamenskiy
High failure rates of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) stenting appear to be associated with the inability of certain stent designs to accommodate severe biomechanical environment of the femoropopliteal artery (FPA) that bends, twists, and axially compresses during limb flexion. Twelve Nitinol stents (Absolute Pro, Supera, Lifestent, Innova, Zilver, Smart Control, Smart Flex, EverFlex, Viabahn, Tigris, Misago, and Complete SE) were quasi-statically tested under bench-top axial and radial compression, axial tension, bending, and torsional deformations...
July 13, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731623/concentric-photothermal-coagulation-with-basket-integrated-optical-device-for-treatment-of-tracheal-stenosis
#20
Van Nam Tran, Hyungshin Lee, Van Gia Truong, Yun-Hee Rhee, Hyun Wook Kang
A basket-integrated optical device is developed to consistently treat tubular tissue by centering an optical diffuser in the lumen. Four nitinol arms in conjunction with the optical diffusing applicator are deployed to induce homogeneous circumferential light emission and concentric photothermal coagulation on tracheal tissue. 1470-nm laser light is employed for the tissue testing at various irradiation conditions and evaluated in terms of thermal gradient and temperature evolution. Preliminary experiments on liver tissue demonstrate the concentric development of the radial thermal coagulation in the tissue (eccentric ratio = ~5...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
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