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Vasoepididymostomy: an insight into current practice patterns.

Transl Androl Urol 2019 Dec;8(6):728-735

Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

Background: Vasectomy reversal (VR) is a specialized procedure currently offered by an increasing number of medical practitioners. One method of VR, vasoepididymostomy (VE), is considered the most challenging microsurgical technique within the field of reproductive urology. We surveyed reproductive urologists to assess current practice patterns regarding both intra-operative and post-operative considerations surrounding VE, with the hypothesis being that more experienced surgeons may have different practice patterns than less experienced surgeons. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/tau.2019.11.04DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6987588PMC
December 2019

Editorial Commentary: Caveat Medicus-Beware of Meniscal Repair.

Authors:
Mark D Miller

Arthroscopy 2020 02;36(2):499-500

University of Virginia.

Perform meniscal repair with care and beware! Because of the well-known adverse consequences of meniscectomy, especially in the lateral compartment, meniscal repair should be considered for every meniscal tear even if it requires pushing the envelope. Nevertheless, the surgeon must be keenly aware of neuromuscular risks associated with this technique. For the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus, extreme caution must be exercised, particularly in younger and presumably smaller female patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arthro.2019.11.100DOI Listing
February 2020

Cartilage Framework Fixation with 2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate in a Prelaminated Radial Forearm Free Flap Total Auricular Reconstruction.

Cureus 2019 Dec 15;11(12):e6389. Epub 2019 Dec 15.

Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Bethesda, USA.

Autologous total auricular reconstruction requires an intricately sculpted, curved, and stacked cartilaginous framework implanted under healthy vascularized tissue. The ideal fixation technique would be readily available, easy to deploy, and free of complications. Commonly used sutures can fracture fragile pieces, inadequately maintain shape, or migrate. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.6389DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6957031PMC
December 2019

Continuous ab interno repairing of traumatic cyclodialysis cleft using a 30-gauge needle in severe ocular trauma: a clinical observation.

BMC Ophthalmol 2019 Dec 26;19(1):266. Epub 2019 Dec 26.

Department of Ophthalmology, Xiamen Eye Centre of Xiamen University, Xiamen, 361016, Fujian Province, China.

Background: To investigate the efficacy and safety of continuous ab interno repairing of traumatic cyclodialysis cleft in severe ocular trauma using a 30-gauge (G) needle.

Methods: Fifteen patients (15 eyes) with traumatic cyclodialysis cleft admitted to the ocular trauma department of our hospital from July 2014 to December 2018 were included in this study. After the bulbar conjunctiva corresponding to the ciliary body was incised along the corneal limbus, an incision was made along the corneal limbus on the opposite side. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12886-019-1274-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6933675PMC
December 2019

[Procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids versus stapled transanal rectal resection in the treatment of grade IV hemorrhoids].

Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke Za Zhi 2019 Dec;22(12):1165-1169

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing 100044, China.

To compare the efficacy and safety of two procedures in the treatment of hemorrhoid: the procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids (PPH) and stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR). A retrospective cohort research was conducted. Clinical data of 263 patients undergoing the first elective surgery for grade IV hemorrhoids by the same team of surgeons at our department from January 2015 to December 2016 were analyzed retrospectively, while those had other anorectal diseases, emergency surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, tumor and incomplete clinical data were excluded. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.1671-0274.2019.12.012DOI Listing
December 2019

Systematic review on the needle and suture types for uterine compression sutures: a literature review.

BMC Surg 2019 Dec 16;19(1):196. Epub 2019 Dec 16.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan.

Background: This study aimed to identify and review associations between the types of sutures used for uterine compression suture (UCS) and its outcomes in postpartum hemorrhage.

Methods: An electronic search using PubMed and Scopus databases was performed. We included the English articles reported from January 1, 1997, to May 31, 2017, using search words or terms regarding the types of suture and needle used for UCSs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12893-019-0660-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6916157PMC
December 2019

Wound leakage rates of ex vivo uniplanar versus biplanar phacoemulsification clear corneal incisions in dogs.

Vet Ophthalmol 2020 Mar 4;23(2):325-330. Epub 2019 Dec 4.

School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the leakage rates of perilimbal uniplanar and biplanar clear corneal incisions in dogs when subjected to increased intraocular pressure (IOP) both from within the eye and via external pressure.

Procedure: Uniplanar clear corneal incisions were created in eight freshly enucleated canine eyes using a 3.2 mm straight slit knife while 8 fellow eyes received a biplanar clear corneal incision consisting of an approximately 300 μm deep groove followed by a 3. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/vop.12729DOI Listing

A modified intrascleral intraocular lens fixation technique with fewer anterior segment manipulations: 27-gauge needle-guided procedure with built-in 8-0 absorbable sutures.

BMC Ophthalmol 2019 Nov 21;19(1):234. Epub 2019 Nov 21.

Department of Ophthalmology, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, No. 639 Zhizaoju Road, Shanghai, 200011, China.

Background: To report a modified surgical technique for intrascleral intraocular lens (IOL) fixation with fewer anterior segment manipulations in eyes lacking sufficient capsular support.

Methods: Eyes from 14 patients who underwent 27-gauge needle-guided intrascleral IOL fixation with built-in 8-0 absorbable sutures were studied. The 8-0 absorbable sutures were inserted into 27-gauge round needles and used to create sclerotomies at the 4 o'clock and 10 o'clock positions under the scleral flap. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12886-019-1239-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6873762PMC
November 2019

Double Row-Equivalent PASTA Repair Technique.

Arthrosc Tech 2019 Aug 1;8(8):e905-e910. Epub 2019 Aug 1.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Articular surface partial rotator cuff tendon tears are a common source of shoulder pain and dysfunction, and there is no consensus regarding the optimal arthroscopic treatment. Commonly accepted techniques, such as transtendinous repair or tear takedown with primary repair, may violate healthy tendon tissue and increase the suture anchor density. In this note, we describe an outside-in double row-equivalent technique for repair of partial articular-sided rotator cuff tears. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eats.2019.04.006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6823870PMC

Sutureless intrascleral fixation of intraocular lens through self-sealing sclerotomy wounds using haptic externalization and reinternalization technique.

J Cataract Refract Surg 2019 10;45(10):1367-1371

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Electronic address:

In eyes with absent or insufficient capsule support, three-piece posterior chamber intraocular lens (PC IOL) may be fixed to the sclera. Previous techniques involve the use of sutures, flaps, glue, needles, trocars, or intrascleral tunnels to fixate the distal tips of the haptics intrasclerally. Herein we describe a modified technique for the sutureless scleral fixation of a standard 3-piece PC IOL using self-sealing sclerotomies created with a crescent blade and a 20-gauge microvitreoretinal blade, and then reinserting the haptics to leave the tips inside the vitreous cavity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrs.2019.06.019DOI Listing
October 2019

A Legacy Revisited: Needle Holders.

J Surg Orthop Adv 2019 ;28(2):89-96

Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Geeta Colony, Delhi, India.

A needle holder is one of the crucial surgical instruments for surgeons. Its prime function is to steadily hold the needle while applying sutures, thus avoiding injury to the surrounding tissues and to the surgeon's hand. Wide varieties of needle holders are available for use in orthopaedic practice. Read More

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October 2019

Single-Port Needlescopic Appendectomy in Children Using a Mediflex Needle: A New Simplified Technique.

J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2019 Sep 19;29(9):1192-1196. Epub 2019 Jul 19.

Faculty of Medicine, Beni Suef Medical School, Beni Suef, Egypt.

Laparoscopic appendectomy is among the most common surgical procedures. Needlescopic appendectomy (NA) is an acceptable, safe technique in children, but with many drawbacks such as a high conversion rate and long operative time. We present a new technique for NA in children using only a single port, Mediflex facial closure needle, and vascular access cannula (VAC). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/lap.2019.0299DOI Listing
September 2019
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Preference of Suture Specifications in a Selected Periodontal and Implant Surgeries in Turkey.

Eur J Dent 2019 Feb 6;13(1):108-113. Epub 2019 Jun 6.

Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul Aydin University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: Various suture materials and needles are now available for use in the dental surgery. The aim of this study was to determine the preference of suture materials among Turkish dentists by a dental survey.

Materials And Methods: The survey was prepared and sent electronically to Turkish dentists through e-mail and/or Facebook. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0039-1688732DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6635974PMC
February 2019
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The "Twitching Technique": A New Space-Irrespective Laparoscopic Ligation Technique Using a JAiMY Needle Holder.

J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2019 Aug 4;29(8):1077-1080. Epub 2019 Jun 4.

2Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

Laparoscopic intracorporeal sutures and knots require advanced techniques in children. The JAiMY needle holder (Endocontrol Company, Grenoble, France), a flexible jaw with both clockwise and anticlockwise revolving functions, enables the placement of sutures in very small working spaces. Using this tool, a novel new ligation method, which we named "twitching technique," can be performed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/lap.2019.0038DOI Listing
August 2019
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Collecting Unused Medical Supplies in Emergency Departments for Responsible Redistribution.

J Emerg Med 2019 Jul 25;57(1):29-35. Epub 2019 Apr 25.

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California; Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California at San Francisco, California.

Background: Medical supplies and equipment are unevenly distributed throughout the world.

Objective: Our aim was to describe, quantify, and monetize unused supplies suitable for recovery produced from two urban emergency departments (EDs).

Methods: We trained ED staff to place opened, unused, uncontaminated medical supplies in strategically located bins located in two urban EDs for 30 days. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2019.02.009DOI Listing
July 2019
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Assisted Suturing Using a Hypodermic Needle.

Dermatol Surg 2020 01;46(1):147-148

Department of Dermatosurgery, Cutis Academy of Cutaneous Sciences, Bengaluru, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/DSS.0000000000001931DOI Listing
January 2020
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New dedicated blunt straight needles and sutures for uterine compression sutures: a retrospective study and literature review.

BMC Surg 2019 Mar 11;19(1):33. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan.

Background: We developed a dedicated blunt straight needle with No. 2 polydioxanone sutures (2-Monodiox®) for uterine compression sutures (UCSs) and aimed to assess the outcomes and complication rates of UCSs for postpartum hemorrhage by comparing with commercially available needle and suture types.

Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed between January 2010 and February 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12893-019-0495-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417176PMC
March 2019
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Novel application of the sewing machine principle; a new simplified intracorporeal suturing technique for pediatric inguinal hernia.

J Pediatr Surg 2019 Jul 18;54(7):1505-1509. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Al-Azhar University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt.

Background: The desire of pediatric surgeon to reduce incision related morbidity and pain while achieving good cosmetic results has recently led to the introduction of single incision pediatric endosurgery [SIPES] and needlescopic surgery. Intracorporeal suturing and knot tying during SIPES remain challenging. The aim of this study is to introduce a novel and simple technique for intracorporeal suturing of the pediatric inguinal hernia after needlescopic disconnection of hernia sac using just needles rather than laparoscopic instruments. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S00223468193010
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.01.054DOI Listing
July 2019
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Trans-iris fixation of dislocated in-the-bag intraocular lenses.

Eur J Ophthalmol 2020 May 21;30(3):538-542. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Ophthalmic Research Center and Department of Ophthalmology, Labbafinejad Medical Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Purpose: The aim of this article is to describe the safety and efficacy of trans-iris suture fixation for the management of late dislocation of in-the-capsular-bag intraocular lenses following uncomplicated cataract surgery.

Patients And Methods: Eleven eyes of 11 patients with late in-the-capsular-bag intraocular lens dislocation following uneventful phacoemulsification cataract surgery were recruited in the study. The dislocated intraocular lens-capsular bag complex was sutured to the iris at two points 180° apart using 9-0 polypropylene sutures on long needles. Read More

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1120672119831161
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1120672119831161DOI Listing
May 2020
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Surgical Suturing with Depth Constraints: Image-based Metrics to Assess Skill.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2018 07;2018:4146-4149

Suturing is one of the most fundamental surgical skills, requiring careful and systematic instruction for skilled performance. In this paper, we evaluate the performance of attending surgeons and surgical residents on an open surgery suturing task to examine if the introduction of different depth levels affects their performance. A vision algorithm is used to extract metrics meaningful in the assessment of suturing skill. Read More

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https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8513266/
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2018.8513266DOI Listing
July 2018
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Anatomy of the ciliary sulcus and the optimum site of needle passage for intraocular lens suture fixation in the living eye.

J Cataract Refract Surg 2018 Oct 29;44(10):1247-1253. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

From Sugiura Eye Clinic (Sugiura, Tanaka), Fuji-shi, Shizouka-ken, and Majors in Clinical Sciences, Tsukuba University (Kaji), Ibaraki, Japan.

Purpose: To determine the relationship of the anatomic position of tissue surrounding the ciliary sulcus using ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) for measurement of ciliary sulcus parameters and the surrounding tissue after intracapsular cataract extraction (ICCE) and determine the correct suture site for intraocular lens (IOL) suture fixation.

Setting: Sugiura Eye Clinic, Asahi General Hospital, Shizouka-ken, Japan.

Design: Prospective case series. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S08863350183059
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrs.2018.07.017DOI Listing
October 2018
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Outcomes in thread lift for face and neck: A study performed with Silhouette Soft and Promo Happy Lift double needle, innovative and classic techniques.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2019 Feb 13;18(1):84-93. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

Medico Derma Eexir Skin and beauty Clinic, Tehran, Iran.

Introduction: Increased demand for rejuvenation of the aging face has led to the evolution of various plastic surgery techniques. This study was conducted to evaluate the surgical efficacy and outcomes of the absorbable suture suspension system related to eyebrow, midface, mandibular, and neck lifting.

Materials And Methods: In this prospective review chart clinical study, a total of 193 patients were included in the study from January 2016 to May 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocd.12745DOI Listing
February 2019
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Laparoscopic Pancreatoduodenectomy With Modified Blumgart Pancreaticojejunostomy.

J Vis Exp 2018 06 17(136). Epub 2018 Jun 17.

Department of Surgery, Cancer Center Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center;

Minimally invasive pancreatic resections are technically demanding but rapidly increasing in popularity. In contrast to laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy, laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy (LPD) has not yet obtained wide acceptance, probably due to technical challenges, especially regarding the pancreatic anastomosis. The study describes and demonstrates all steps of LPD, including the modified Blumgart pancreaticojejunostomy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3791/56819DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6101760PMC
June 2018
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Suture snare technique for scleral fixation of intraocular lenses and capsular tension devices.

Br J Ophthalmol 2018 10 11;102(10):1317-1319. Epub 2018 Jun 11.

Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore, Singapore.

Polytetrafluoroethylene (Gore-Tex) suture is preferred for scleral fixation of intraocular lenses or capsular tension devices as it is more resilient to breakage than polypropylene 10-0. However, manipulation of the thick calibre and overcurved configuration of the Gore-Tex needle within the eye poses a risk of damage to the intraocular structures. Existing techniques that overcome the problem of needles within the anterior chamber involve special instruments to retrieve the suture. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjophthalmol-2018-311868DOI Listing
October 2018
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[Effect of anastomotic reinforcing sutures on the incidence of anastomotic leakage after laparoscopic radical resection of rectal cancer: a prospective randomized controlled trial].

Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Apirl 25;21(4):431-436

Department of General Surgery, Anhui Provincial Hospital, Anhui Medical University, Anhui Key Laboratory of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Hefei 230001, China.

Objective: To investigate the effect of anastomotic reinforcing sutures on the incidence of anastomotic leakage after laparoscopic radical resection of rectal cancer.

Methods: In this study, 300 patients diagnosed with rectal cancer, scheduled to undergo laparoscopic anterior resection at the Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery of Anhui Provincial Hospital, between September 2014 and December 2016, were prospectively enrolled. Patients were randomly assigned to undergo laparoscopic rectal resection with (reinforcing group, n=150) or without (control group, n=150) anastomotic reinforcing sutures. Read More

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October 2018
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Buttock Lifting Using Elastic Thread (Elasticum) with a New Classification of Gluteal Ptosis.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2018 Aug 2;42(4):1050-1058. Epub 2018 Apr 2.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu, Duryugongwon-ro 17-gil, Nam-gu, Daegu, 705-718, Republic of Korea.

Purpose: Conventional buttock lifting is invasive, so it is difficult to recommend it to patients especially to those who do not have severe gluteal ptosis. In addition, the gluteal area is a large area change among the joints. Therefore, this surgery can cause pain during hip flexion after lifting using a conventional thread. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00266-018-1124-zDOI Listing
August 2018
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Thoracoscopic right S6 sleeve segmentectomy for squamous-cell carcinoma arising from the B6 central bronchus.

J Thorac Dis 2018 Feb;10(2):1077-1080

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kanagawa Cancer Center, Yokohama, Japan.

We describe a patient with low respiratory function who underwent thoracoscopic sleeve segmentectomy to preserve lung function as much as possible. The patient had already used home oxygen therapy because of chronic obstructive lung disease. There was a squamous-cell carcinoma at inlet of right B6 bronchus, and cT1aN0M0 disease was diagnosed. Read More

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http://jtd.amegroups.com/article/view/18680/15048
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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2018.01.93DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5864696PMC
February 2018
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A New Needle Holder Design to Facilitate Intracorporeal Knot Tying.

Surg Innov 2018 Jun 20;25(3):199-202. Epub 2018 Feb 20.

1 Bozok University, Yozgat, Turkey.

Purpose: Intracorporeal knot tying in laparoscopic surgery continues to be a problem especially for beginners and inexperienced surgeons. A wide-angle needle holder was designed to make the knot maneuver easier while also ensuring that the knot does not come out of the needle holder. In this study, it was planned to compare the wide-angle needle holder with the classic needle holder in regard to knot tying time. Read More

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1553350618756151
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1553350618756151DOI Listing
June 2018
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SUTURE VERSUS FIBRIN GLUE MICRONEURAL ANASTOMOSIS OF THE FEMORAL NERVE IN SPRAGUE DEWLY RAT MODEL. A COMPARATIVE EXPERIMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF THE CLINICAL, HISTOLOGICAL AND STATISTICAL FEATURES.

Acta Chir Plast Fall 2017;59(2):65-71

Introduction: Peripheral nerve injury is a frequently encountered clinical problem that leads to functional losses at the long-term. Although microsurgical repair has been introduced to clinical practice in peripheral nerve injuries, unsatisfactory outcomes regarding functional recovery in target organ cause an increasing interest on studies about nerve injury and biology of the recovery in nerve injuries1.

Material And Methods: Sciatic nerves of seventy adult Sprague Dewly rats were transected and primary anastomosis was performed. Read More

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June 2019
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Prospective study of the " Inside-Out" arthroscopic ankle ligament technique: Preliminary result.

Foot Ankle Surg 2018 Aug 22;24(4):320-325. Epub 2017 Mar 22.

Felício Rocho Hospital, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.

Background: Lateral ankle ligament injury is among the most common orthopedic injuries. The objective of this study is to present the preliminary prospective results of treatment using the "Inside-Out" variant of the fully arthroscopic Broström-Gould technique.

Methods: Twenty six patients were included: 20 male and 6 female, aged 19-60 years, mean 41 years. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fas.2017.03.002DOI Listing
August 2018
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Adhesive free-standing multilayer films containing sulfated levan for biomedical applications.

Acta Biomater 2018 03 31;69:183-195. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

3B's Research Group, Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics, University of Minho, Headquarters of the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, AvePark-Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia, 4805-017 Barco, Taipas, Guimarães, Portugal; ICVS/3B's, Associate PT Government Laboratory, Braga/Guimarães, Portugal; Department of Chemistry, CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal(2). Electronic address:

This work is the first reporting the use of layer-by-layer to produce adhesive free-standing (FS) films fully produced using natural-based macromolecules: chitosan (CHI), alginate (ALG) and sulfated levan (L-S). The deposition conditions of the natural polymers were studied through zeta potential measurements and quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring analysis. The properties of the FS films were evaluated and compared with the control ones composed of only CHI and ALG in order to assess the influence of levan polysaccharide introduced in the multilayers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2018.01.027DOI Listing
March 2018
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Sutureless 27-gauge needle-assisted transconjunctival intrascleral intraocular lens fixation: Initial experience.

Indian J Ophthalmol 2017 Dec;65(12):1450-1453

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

Purpose: The purpose of the study was to report our initial experience with the transconjunctival Intrascleral Intraocular Lens (SFIOL) fixation with modified Yamane's double-needle technique and flanged haptics.

Methods: This was a prospective interventional study that enrolled 31 consecutive patients undergoing SFIOL with the modified Yamane's technique. All patients underwent comprehensive evaluation including uncorrected and best-corrected vision, intraocular pressure, ultrasound biomicroscopy, endothelial cell density, and macular thickness using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijo.IJO_659_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5742981PMC
December 2017
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Novel Automated Suturing Technology for Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacements.

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 Feb 27;105(2):645-649. Epub 2017 Nov 27.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York.

Purpose: Annular suture placement during minimally invasive right anterior thoracotomy aortic valve replacements (MI-AVR) can be challenging. We present the early clinical experience with novel automated suturing technology that may reduce the technical difficulty of this operation.

Description: The technology presented involves an automated articulating suturing device that simultaneously drives dual-curved needles through the aortic annulus to place a pledgeted horizontal mattress suture remotely; a second device with 2 straight needles places suture through the sewing cuff of a prosthetic heart valve. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.07.054DOI Listing
February 2018
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Fabrication and characterization of TGF-β1-loaded electrospun poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) core-sheath sutures.

Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces 2018 Jan 27;161:331-338. Epub 2017 Oct 27.

State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620, China; College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Donghua University, Shanghai, China; Shandong International Biotechnology Park Development Co., Ltd., Yantai 264003, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

It is difficult for traditional sutures, which are usually braided by microfibers, to load drugs or growth factors. To develop a novel species of suture, in this study, a core-sheath yarn was fabricated by surrounding Poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microfibers with electrospun PLGA nanofibers using a custom electrospinning equipment with two needles and a rotating funnel. The resulting yarn shows enough mechanical strength to be used as sutures. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S09277765173072
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2017.10.066DOI Listing
January 2018
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Percutaneous Mesh Expansion: A Regenerative Wound Closure Alternative.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2018 02;141(2):451-457

New York, N.Y.; and Miami, Fla. From the New York University School of Medicine; the Miami Hand Center; and the Miami Breast Center.

Background: Puncture wounds in the 1-mm range usually heal without scars. Stacking rows of these punctures offers a scarless method to generate tissue by mesh expansion. The authors developed a percutaneous mesh expansion procedure and present their experience for its wound closure application. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000004052DOI Listing
February 2018
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Two-Blade Guillotine Technique for Nipple Graft Harvest.

Arch Plast Surg 2017 Sep 15;44(5):449-452. Epub 2017 Sep 15.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.

The nipple-sharing technique for nipple reconstruction offers excellent tissue matching. The method used for nipple graft harvesting determines the quality of the graft and hence, the success of nipple sharing. Here, we described a guillotine technique wherein the nipple is first transfixed with 2 straight needles to stabilise it. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5999/aps.2017.44.5.449DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5621819PMC
September 2017
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Comparison of laparoscopic gastropexy performed via intracorporeal suturing with knotless unidirectional barbed suture using a needle driver versus a roticulated endoscopic suturing device: 30 cases.

Vet Surg 2017 Oct 16;46(7):1002-1007. Epub 2017 Sep 16.

Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Objective: To compare two suturing techniques for prophylactic laparoscopic gastropexy in healthy dogs.

Study Design: Retrospective case series.

Animals: Thirty healthy client-owned dogs from breeds predisposed to gastric dilation volvulus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/vsu.12722DOI Listing
October 2017
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Dermatologic Microsutures Using Human Hair: A Useful Technique in Cutaneous Stitching.

Eplasty 2017 21;17:e24. Epub 2017 Aug 21.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan.

Facial wounds are challenging for dermatologic surgeons, particularly traumatic facial wounds, because they can yield disfiguring scars. To obtain good results, narrow needles and sutures are needed. Hair filaments have a very small diameter (0. Read More

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August 2017
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The suture retention test, revisited and revised.

J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 2018 01 24;77:711-717. Epub 2017 Aug 24.

Institute for Mechanical Systems, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Leonhardstrasse 21, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland; Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Überlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.

A systematic investigation of the factors affecting the suture retention test is performed. The specimen width w and the distance a of the suture bite from the specimen free edge emerge as the most influential geometrical parameters. A conservative approach for the quantification of suture retention strength is identified, based on the use of a camera to monitor the incipient failure and detect the instant of earliest crack propagation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.08.021DOI Listing
January 2018
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Levator Aponeurosis and Muller Muscle Plication Reinforced With Levator Sheath Advancement for Blepharoptosis Correction.

J Craniofac Surg 2017 Oct;28(7):1849-1851

*S leaders Aesthetic Surgical Clinic, Daegu †Department of Plastic Surgery, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, Korea ‡University of California, Los Angeles, CA.

The authors innovated the levator aponeurosis and Muller muscle plication reinforced with levator sheath advancement (AMPSA) for blepharoptosis correction. The orbital septum was opened 1 mm above its fusion with the levator aponeurosis. The preaponeurotic fat was retracted and the thickened part of the levator sheath was identified. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000003815DOI Listing
October 2017
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Development of a penetration friction apparatus (PFA) to measure the frictional performance of surgical suture.

J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 2017 10 26;74:392-399. Epub 2017 Jun 26.

Laboratory for Surface Technology and Tribology, University of Twente, 7500AE Enschede, The Netherlands; TU Delft, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Stevinweg 1, 2628 CN Delft, The Netherlands; Ghent University, Soete Laboratory, Technologiepark Zwijnaarde 903, B-9052 Zwijnaarde, Belgium.

Nowadays there is a wide variety of surgical sutures available in the market. Surgical sutures have different sizes, structures, materials and coatings, whereas they are being used for various surgeries. The frictional performances of surgical sutures have been found to play a vital role in their functionality. Read More

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October 2017
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Easy Placement of Annular Sutures During Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement.

Innovations (Phila) 2017 May/Jun;12(3):227-229

From the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The Sakakibara Heart Institute of Okayama, Okayama, Japan.

Placing annular sutures at the right coronary cusp is difficult during minimally invasive aortic valve replacement. We propose the partial everting mattress method, whereby a prosthetic valve is implanted in a supra-annular position at the left coronary and noncoronary cusps, with pledgets on the left ventricular side, but in an intra-annular position at the right coronary cusp, with pledgets on the aortic side. Needles can be grasped in forehand pass at all three coronary cusps. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/IMI.0000000000000365DOI Listing
March 2018
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Small refinements in breast reconstruction: a technique for inframammary fold creation.

Gland Surg 2017 Apr;6(2):132-140

Regional Clinical Cancer Center of Tatarstan, Tatarstan, Kazan, Russia.

Background: In breast reconstructive surgery, the inframammary fold (IMF) is an essential component of breast identity. The lack of the IMF following previous mastectomy requires restoration. We have developed a new IMF reconstruction technique using the posterior sheet (PS) of the expander capsule. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/gs.2016.11.01DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5409898PMC
April 2017
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A useful technique for intraosseous sutures to promote early rehabilitation.

Authors:
R Singh A Roberts

Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2017 May;99(5):414-415

Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust , UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1308/rcsann.2017.0027DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5449702PMC
May 2017
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The application of a blunt-tip needle to suture the dorsal venous complex in robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.

Int J Med Robot 2017 Sep 31;13(3). Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Department of Urology, Shanghai Changhai Hospital, the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.

Objectives: Complete haemostasis of the dorsal venous complex (DVC) is of great importance in robot-assisted radical prostatectomy. In this study, we investigated the efficacy of blunt-tip needles in the surgery.

Methods: Cases of robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy were reviewed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rcs.1822DOI Listing
September 2017
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Thirty-micron needle for precise supermicrosurgery.

Microsurgery 2017 09 16;37(6):735-736. Epub 2017 Feb 16.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Tokyo Metropolitan Bokutoh Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/micr.30165DOI Listing
September 2017
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Surgeon-Directed Cost Variation in Isolated Rotator Cuff Repair.

Orthop J Sports Med 2016 Dec 16;4(12):2325967116677709. Epub 2016 Dec 16.

St Luke's Orthopaedics, Boise, Idaho, USA.

Background: As value becomes a larger component of heath care decision making, cost data can be evaluated for regional and physician variation. Value is determined by outcome divided by cost, and reducing cost increases value for patients. "Third-party spend" items are individual selections by surgeons used to perform procedures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2325967116677709DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5298472PMC
December 2016
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Computer-aided detection of retained surgical needles from postoperative radiographs.

Med Phys 2017 Jan 3;44(1):180-191. Epub 2017 Jan 3.

Department of Radiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA.

Purpose: Foreign objects, such as surgical sponges, needles, sutures, and other surgical instruments, retained in the patient's body can have dire consequences in terms of patient mortality as well as legal and financial penalties. We propose computer-aided detection (CAD) on postoperative radiographs as a potential solution to reduce the chance of retained foreign objects (RFOs) after surgery, thus alleviating one of the major concerns for patient safety in the operation room. A CAD system can function as a second pair of eyes or a prescreener for the surgeon and radiologist, depending on the CAD system design and the workflow. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mp.12011DOI Listing
January 2017
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