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Efstratios Georgakarakos, Andreas Koutsoumpelis
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April 2018: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Tim Sebastian, Jörn F Dopheide, Rolf P Engelberger, David Spirk, Nils Kucher
BACKGROUND: Occlusion of the inferior vena cava (IVC) often causes venous claudication, leg swelling, or skin changes. We hypothesized that the outcome of nitinol stents for endovascular reconstruction of the IVC is similar to the outcome reported for steel alloy stents. METHODS: From the prospective Bern Venous Stent Registry, we investigated technical success, patency rates, and clinical outcome in consecutive patients with endovascular IVC reconstruction. During routine follow-up visits, stent patency was assessed by duplex ultrasound...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Nishant Patel, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Joseph J Gemmete, Jordan C Castle, Narasimham Dasika, Wael E Saad, Ravi N Srinivasa
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to report the technique, complications, and clinical outcomes of interventional radiology-operated cholecystoscopy with stone removal for the management of symptomatic cholelithiasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten (77%) men and three (23%) women (mean age, 65 years) with symptomatic cholelithiasis underwent cholecystostomy followed by interventional radiology-operated cholecystoscopy with stone removal. Major comorbidities precluding cholecystectomy included prior cardiac, pulmonary, or abdominal surgery; cirrhosis; sepsis with hyponatremia; seizure disorder; developmental delay; and cholecystoduodenal fistula...
March 16, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Mikhail A Sevost'yanov, Elena O Nasakina, Alexander S Baikin, Konstantin V Sergienko, Sergey V Konushkin, Mikhail A Kaplan, Alexey V Seregin, Alexander V Leonov, Valery A Kozlov, Alexey V Shkirin, Nikolai F Bunkin, Alexey G Kolmakov, Sergey V Simakov, Sergey V Gudkov
A technology for obtaining materials from nanostructured nitinol with titanium- or tantalum-enriched surface layers was developed. Surface layers enriched with titanium or tantalum were shown to provide a decrease in the formation of reactive oxygen species and long-lived protein radicals in comparison to untreated nitinol. It was determined that human peripheral vessel myofibroblasts and human bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells grown on nitinol bases coated with titanium or tantalum-enriched surface layers exhibit a nearly two times higher mitotic index...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
Ryo Sato, Tetsuhiko Sato, Yuichi Shirasawa, Chika Kondo, Masao Tadakoshi, Michio Fukuda, Nobuyuki Ohte, Kunio Morozumi
OBJECTIVE: Although percutaneous transluminal angioplasty is an effective therapy against vascular access failure in hemodialysis patients, recurrent stenosis imposes enormous burden for hemodialysis patients. A nitinol scoring element-equipped helical balloon catheter (AngioSculpt® ) has been altered the landscape for treating several vascular diseases. It is not, however, fully elucidated whether AngioSculpt for advanced vascular access stenosis, difficult to expand by conventional balloons, successfully provides bailout angioplasty...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Kenneth Abreo, Adrian Sequeira
Stents are ubiquitously utilized in coronary and peripheral arterial disease. Interventional nephrologists, however, place stents in the venous outflow of the arteriovenous access. Stenosis is the predominant pathology that causes access dysfunction and will ultimately lead to thrombosis if uncorrected. Angioplasty and stent deployment are the current techniques available to combat stenosis. From initial bare metal stainless steel stents, the current generations of stents used are predominately covered nitinol stents...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Joseph Acquaye, Michael S Borofsky
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) becomes a more common disease, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of investigational procedures being developed to manage it. We seek to present an overview of the most recently developed treatments and present clinical data related to application wherever available. RECENT FINDINGS: As a greater number of treatments become available for BPH, improved diagnostic testing could prove beneficial in helping guide patient selection...
March 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Urology
Franco Marinello, Miquel Kraft, Nuria Ridaura, Francesc Vallribera, Eloy Espín
INTRODUCTION: The treatment of anal fistula with the OTSC® (over-the-scope-clip) proctology device involves the placement of an elastic alloy clip called Nitinol on the internal fistula opening to achieve fistula healing. The aim of this study was to analyze preliminary results of this technique in a case series. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of patients who underwent OTSC® clip placement for fistula-in-ano treatment between June 2015 and March 2017 at a specialized colorectal unit...
March 7, 2018: Cirugía Española
M Saugo, L I Brugnoni, D O Flamini, S B Saidman
Gallium, zinc and cobalt species were immobilized in hollow rectangular-sectioned microtubes of polypyrrole (PPy) electrosynthesized on Nitinol (NiTi) alloy by means of two different methods. One of them involved the immobilization after the PPy electropolymerization and the other one during the electrosynthesis process. The antibacterial activity of the coating against Escherichia coli (E. coli) was evaluated and the best results were obtained with gallium species. Characterization results demonstrated that gallium is incorporated into the PPy matrix as Ga3+ ions...
May 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Qingling Zhou, Fei Teng, Yongshan Zhang, Qiang Sun, Guowei Meng
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the transventricular placement of porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS) stent valves in a juvenile sheep model at the 3-month follow-up evaluation. METHODS: We constructed a pulmonary stent valve by suturing a porcine SIS bicuspid valve into a bell-shaped 'Z' nitinol stent and implanted 7 SIS stent valves transventricularly in the pulmonary position in 7 sheep. The function of the stent valves was assessed using a pulsatile flow simulation system in vitro...
March 7, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Matthew C Bunte, David J Cohen, Michael R Jaff, William A Gray, Elizabeth A Magnuson, Haiyan Li, Andrew Feiring, Marco Cioppi, Robert Hibbard, Bruce Gray, Yazan Khatib, David Jessup, Roberto Patarca, Jing Du, Hans-Peter Stoll, Joe Massaro, David M Safley
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical and health status outcomes of patients undergoing superficial femoral artery (SFA) revascularization using the Shape Memory Alloy Recoverable Technology (S.M.A.R.T.®) nitinol self-expanding stent through 3 years of follow-up. BACKGROUND: Limited long-term data are available describing the durability of benefits after femoropopliteal revascularization. METHODS: In a multicenter, prospective, core-lab adjudicated study, 250 subjects with de novo or restenotic femoropopliteal arterial lesions were treated with the S...
March 9, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Hans I V Lindgren, Peter Qvarfordt, Stefan Bergman, Anders Gottsäter
BACKGROUND: Intermittent claudication (IC) is commonly caused by lesions in the superficial femoral artery (SFA), yet invasive treatment is still controversial and longer term patient-reported outcomes are lacking. This prospective randomized trial assessed the 24-month impact of primary stenting with nitinol self-expanding stents compared to best medical treatment (BMT) alone in patients with stable IC due to SFA disease on health-related quality of life (HRQoL). METHODS: One hundred patients with stable IC due to SFA disease treated with BMT were randomized to either stent (n = 48) or control (n = 52) group...
March 8, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Anna K Stuck, Thomas Reich, Rolf P Engelberger, Tim Sebastian, Nils Kucher
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to investigate venous patency and clinical outcomes for endovascular treatment of iliofemoral venous obstruction in patients with post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) and non-thrombotic iliac vein lesion (NIVL) with dedicated self-expanding nitinol stents. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were collected from the prospective Swiss Venous Stent Registry, enrolling consecutive patients with a standardized follow-up procedure since January 2008...
March 7, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Ludwig Erik Aguilar, Batgerel Tumurbaatar, Amin Ghavaminejad, Chan Hee Park, Cheol Sang Kim
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March 6, 2018: Scientific Reports
Andrew Feeney, Margaret Lucas
The ability to design tuned ultrasonic devices that can be operated in the same mode at two different frequencies has the potential to benefit a range of applications, such as surgical cutting procedures where the penetration through soft then hard tissues could be enhanced by switching the operating frequency. The cymbal transducer has recently been adapted to form a prototype ultrasonic surgical cutting device that operates at a single frequency. In this paper, two different methods of configuring a dual-resonance cymbal transducer are detailed...
March 2018: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
Ming Lun Wu, Mohanchandra K Panduranga, Gregory P Carman
In this paper, we present the effect of micron size holes on proliferation and growth of human aortic endothelial cells (HAECs). Square shaped micron size holes (5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 μm) separated by 10 μm wide struts are fabricated on 5 μm thick sputter deposited Nitinol films. HAECs are seeded onto these micropatterned films and analyzed after 30 days with fluorescence microscopy. Captured images are used to quantify the nucleus packing density, size, and aspect ratio. The films with holes ranging from 10 to 20 μm produce the highest cell packing densities with cell nucleus contained within the hole...
February 27, 2018: Biomedical Microdevices
Kaspars Maleckis, Eric Anttila, Paul Aylward, William Poulson, Anastasia Desyatova, Jason MacTaggart, Alexey Kamenskiy
Endovascular stenting has matured into a commonly used treatment for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) due to its minimally invasive nature and associated reductions in short-term morbidity and mortality. The mechanical properties of the superelastic Nitinol alloy have played a major role in the explosion of peripheral artery stenting, with modern stents demonstrating reasonable resilience and durability. Yet in the superficial femoral and popliteal arteries, even the newest generation Nitinol stents continue to demonstrate clinical outcomes that leave significant room for improvement...
February 22, 2018: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
Thomas A Heafner, Clayton Lewis, Graham Baluh, Michael Clemens, Brandon Propper, Zachary M Arthurs
BACKGROUND: Despite improved peri-operative care, prosthetic graft infections continue to cause substantial morbidity and mortality. Contemporary graft infection models have tested a conduit's infectability using varying concentrations without standardization. Using a static assay in vitro model, we sought to evaluate the impact of inoculation concentration on vascular conduit attachment. METHODS: The 2-hour and 24-hour attachment of Staphylococcus aureus TCH1516 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA01-UW were determined on polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), Dacron® , nitinol, cobalt chromium, and Viabahn® (W...
February 21, 2018: Surgical Infections
Charing Ching Ning Chong, Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, Raymond Shing Yan Tang, Anthony Wing Hung Chan, Enders Kwok Wai Ng, Paul Bo San Lai
Objectives: The project is aimed to compare the tissue sampling rate and the diagnostic accuracy rate of EUS-FNA using 22G nitinol and reverse bevel-tipped needles. Subjects and Methods: This was a prospective, randomized, crossover study in a tertiary academic hospital. All consecutive adult patients undergoing EUS-guided FNA for lesions > 2 cm were recruited. Patients fulfilling the inclusion and exclusion criteria underwent EUS-guided FNA using both needles in sequence...
January 2018: Endoscopic Ultrasound
Jason Hsu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To describe a novel use of the flexible nitinol loop membrane scraper (FINESSE Flex loop; Alcon, Fort Worth, TX) for rescue and refixation of a dislocated intraocular lens (IOL). METHODS: A 27-gauge nitinol flex loop was used to lasso each haptic of a dislocated 3-piece IOL. By retracting the loop, the haptic could be effectively locked to the instrument and externalized through a scleral tunnel, thereby fixating it to the sclera in a sutureless fashion...
February 13, 2018: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
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