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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
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 Feb 18. 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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.01.054DOI Listing
February 2019

Trans-iris fixation of dislocated in-the-bag intraocular lenses.

Eur J Ophthalmol 2019 Feb 21:1120672119831161. 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
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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[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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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 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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January 2017
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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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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5572163PMC
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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.06.031DOI Listing
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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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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A Review on the Innovative Surgical Suture and Needle Evaluation and Selection Program.

J Long Term Eff Med Implants 2017 ;27(2-4):319-337

Legacy Verified Level I Shock Trauma Center Pediatrics and Adults, Legacy Emanual Hospital; and Plastic Surgery, Biomedical Engineering and Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, USA.

This report describes an innovative suture and needle clinical evaluation program jointly designed by hospital representatives of Consorta, Inc., a healthcare resource management and group purchasing organization, and United States Surgical/Davis & Geck Sutures (USS/D&G), manufacturer of surgical biomaterials. Nineteen Consorta shareholder hospitals enrolled 699 surgeons to participate in Phase I of this nonexperimental observational study of the clinical performance of surgical needles and sutures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1615/JLongTermEffMedImplants.v27.i2-4.140DOI Listing
January 2017
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Analysis of motion in laparoscopy: the deconstruction of an intra-corporeal suturing task.

Surg Endosc 2017 08 7;31(8):3130-3139. Epub 2016 Dec 7.

Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Background: This study analyzes instrument motion for segments of a defined intra-corporeal suturing task in a laparoscopic simulator. We describe a system providing real-time velocity and acceleration assessment in the performance of this task. Analysis of the deconstructed task segments allows targeted assessment and teaching. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00464-016-5337-4DOI Listing
August 2017
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Uterine Suspension With Adjustable Sutures for Difficult Laparoscopic Myomectomy.

J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2017 02 2;24(2):264-271. Epub 2016 Nov 2.

Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Study Objective: To assess whether transabdominal uterine suspension with adjustable sutures (USAS) is beneficial when performed concomitantly with laparoscopic myomectomy in patients with unfavorably localized leiomyomas in whom uterine manipulators are not an option.

Design: A retrospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2).

Setting: A university teaching hospital. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2016.10.015DOI Listing
February 2017
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A Modified Technique with a New Device of Laparoscopic Percutaneous Extraperitoneal Closure for Pediatric Inguinal Hernia.

J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2016 Dec 28;26(12):1028-1031. Epub 2016 Sep 28.

1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Yamanashi Prefectural Central Hospital , Kofu, Japan .

Introduction: Laparoscopic percutaneous extraperitoneal closure (LPEC) in boys is more complex than in girls, because the vas deferens and testicular vessels must be separated from the peritoneum. We therefore developed a needle-shaped surgical instrument that enables blunt separation. Here, we report the effectiveness of this new device. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/lap.2016.0196DOI Listing
December 2016
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Asymptomatic Intracranial Foreign Body: An Incidental Finding on Radiography.

Trauma Mon 2016 May 1;21(2):e22206. Epub 2016 May 1.

Department of Neurosurgery, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, IR Iran.

Introduction: Intracranial needles are rare entities. Intracranial foreign bodies due to non-missile intracranial penetrations are one of the most rarely encountered situations in neurosurgery. Sewing needles are among the more unusual foreign bodies that may be found in the brain. Read More

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http://traumamon.neoscriber.org/en/articles/19416.html
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/traumamon.22206DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003497PMC
May 2016
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Laparoscopic Burch Colposuspension Using a 3-Trocar System: Tips and Tricks.

J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2017 Mar - Apr;24(3):344. Epub 2016 Aug 20.

Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Women's Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

Study Objective: To describe a technique for performing laparoscopic Burch colposuspension using a 3-trocar system.

Design: This educational video provides step-by-step instructions for performing a laparoscopic Burch colposuspension. This study was exempt from institutional review board approval. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2016.08.816DOI Listing
July 2017
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27-GAUGE NEEDLE-ASSISTED TECHNIQUE FOR REPOSITIONING A DISLOCATED INTRAOCULAR LENS.

Retina 2016 Sep;36(9):1791-5

Department of Ophthalmology, Renai Branch of Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

Background: Several techniques for the reposition of a posterior chamber intraocular lens (IOL) posterior dislocating into the vitreous cavity have been developed. However, most of these methods are complicated or include externalizing part of the IOL from a corneal or scleral wound. We here describe a 27-gauge needle-assisted technique for management of a dislocated posterior chamber IOL. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/IAE.0000000000001139DOI Listing
September 2016
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Premeasured Chordal Loops for Mitral Valve Repair.

Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Sep;102(3):e269-e271

Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware.

Premeasured expanded polytetrafluoroethylene chordal loops with integrated sutures for attachment to the papillary muscle and leaflet edges facilitate correction of mitral valve prolapse. Configured as a group of 3 loops (length range 12 to 24 mm), the loops are attached to a pledget that is passed through the papillary muscle and tied. Each of the loops has 2 sutures with attached needles; these needles are passed through the free edge of the leaflet and then the sutures are tied to each other, securing the chordal loop to the leaflet. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.03.018DOI Listing
September 2016
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An Alternative to the Wire Scalpel for Nasolabial Fold Subcision: A Preliminary Study Using a Tuohy Epidural Needle and Vicryl Sutures.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2016 Dec 22;40(6):846-849. Epub 2016 Aug 22.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon-Si, Gangwon-Do, Republic of Korea.

Background: Subcision techniques involving wire scalpels are used to correct prominent nasolabial folds, depressed scars, and wrinkles. However, these instruments are not universally available.

Methods: We devised a substitute device, consisting of a Tuohy epidural needle and Vicryl sutures, which are easily accessible and inexpensive. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00266-016-0688-8DOI Listing
December 2016
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26-G needle-assisted sutureless glueless intrascleral haptic fixation for secondary ciliary sulcus implantation of three-piece polymethylmethacrylate intraocular lens during penetrating keratoplasty.

Taiwan J Ophthalmol 2016 Jul-Sep;6(3):141-144. Epub 2016 Jul 16.

Department of Ophthalmology, V.M.M.C. & Safdarjung Hospital, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India.

After tenotomy adjoining 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock limbus, 3-mm-wide partial-thickness scleral tunnels are created at these two diametrically opposite points 3 mm from the limbus such that they reach up to a distance of 1.5 mm from the limbus. Two sclerotomies are created using 26-G needles on the bed of these partial-thickness scleral tunnels. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tjo.2016.04.008DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5525618PMC
July 2016
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Repairing Posteromedial Meniscocapsular Separation: A Technique Using Inside-Out Meniscal Repair Needles.

Arthrosc Tech 2016 Feb 11;5(1):e23-5. Epub 2016 Jan 11.

SportsMed Group, SportsMed Hospital-Mumbai, Mumbai, India.

Posteromedial meniscocapsular separation of the knee has received renewed interest, with many articles describing a high incidence in association with anterior cruciate ligament injury. Various techniques have been described to address these lesions using all-inside meniscal repair sutures or using rotator cuff repair instruments through the posteromedial portal. Most orthopaedic surgeons are accustomed to using the "inside-out" meniscal repair technique with a double-armed suture. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eats.2015.09.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4809743PMC
February 2016
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Investigation of Sacral Needle Depth in Minimally Invasive Sacrocolpopexy.

Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 2016 Jul-Aug;22(4):214-8

From the *Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Departments of Urology and Obstetrics/Gynecology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood; and †Northwestern University, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Biomedical Engineering Department, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Sensory Motor Performance Program, Chicago, IL.

Purpose: The aims of the study were to optimize surgical safety and to minimize vertebral disc puncture during sacral needle placement at the time of minimally invasive sacrocolpopexy. Cadaveric studies report that the anterior longitudinal ligament (ALL), which covers the vertebral disc and vertebrae, has a reported thickness of only 1.4 to 2. Read More

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November 2017
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A zero phase adaptive fuzzy Kalman filter for physiological tremor suppression in robotically assisted minimally invasive surgery.

Int J Med Robot 2016 Dec 1;12(4):658-669. Epub 2016 Mar 1.

School of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin, 300387, China.

Background: Hand physiological tremor of surgeons can cause vibration at the surgical instrument tip, which may make it difficult for the surgeon to perform fine manipulations of tissue, needles, and sutures.

Methods: A zero phase adaptive fuzzy Kalman filter (ZPAFKF) is proposed to suppress hand tremor and vibration of a robotic surgical system. The involuntary motion can be reduced by adding a compensating signal that has the same magnitude and frequency but opposite phase with the tremor signal. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/rcs.1741
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December 2016
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Needle-to-suture ratio, as well as suture material, impacts needle-hole bleeding in vascular anastomoses.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2016 06 25;22(6):813-6. Epub 2016 Feb 25.

Advanced Modeling Group, Preclinical Research, Ethicon, Inc., Somerville, NJ, USA.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of material variables on needle-hole bleeding in vascular anastomoses. Material variables include suture size, needle-tip geometry and diameter, needle coating, suture material and coating and swage area. We attempted to determine whether particular suture material and a reduced needle-to-suture ratio (N:S ratio) could reduce the vessel wall defect and reduce needle-hole bleeding, without changing the suture diameter used for the anastomosis. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4986786PMC
June 2016
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Micro-Shuttle Lifting of the Neck: A Percutaneous Loop Suspension Method Using a Novel Double-Ended Needle.

Aesthet Surg J 2016 Jun 23;36(6):629-38. Epub 2016 Feb 23.

Drs Tiryaki and Aksungur are plastic surgeons in private practice in Istanbul, Turkey. Dr Grotting is a Clinical Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; a Clinical Professor, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and is the CME/MOC Section Editor for Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Background: Most younger patients expect to be able to achieve significant improvements and lift to their neck, yet they don't want to undergo extensive surgery. They are now able to do that and restore their youthful appearance thanks to new concepts the techniques through volume redistribution.

Objectives: The authors' goal was to achieve results that are comparable to a necklift and durable through minimally invasive surgery, utilizing punctures instead of incisions. Read More

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June 2016
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A Needle-Free Minimally Invasive Surgical Technique for the Placement of Silicone Oil Retention Sutures.

Retina 2016 May;36(5):1032-4

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

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May 2016
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Injectable suture device for intraocular lens fixation.

J Cataract Refract Surg 2015 Dec;41(12):2609-13

From the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado, USA. Electronic address:

Unlabelled: We describe a surgical technique for scleral fixation of a posterior chamber intraocular lens (PC IOL) using a 24-gauge injectable polypropylene suture delivery system. A 3-piece PC IOL is inserted into the anterior chamber of the eye. Two sclerotomies are made 1. Read More

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December 2015
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Modified laparoscopic biliary enteric anastomosis procedure using handmade double-armed needles.

Asian J Endosc Surg 2016 Feb;9(1):93-6

Nippon Medical School Hospital, Department of Surgery, Tokyo, Japan.

Introduction: Laparoscopic biliary enteric anastomosis (BEA) offers several advantages, including good visualization, which helps to overcome the compromised visual field resulting from the biliary tract being located on the right anterior side of the body at some distance from the surgical opening. Laparoscopic BEA, however, requires skillful manipulation of the forceps over a limited range to achieve optimal outcomes. Here we describe a modified and reorganized BEA technique that increases the simplicity and feasibility of the procedure. Read More

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February 2016
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[Impacts on motor function in the children of cerebral palsy treated with acupuncture and acupoint embedding therapy].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2015 Sep;35(9):901-4

Objective: To observe the efficacy difference on the motor function in the children of cerebral palsy between acupuncture combined with acupoint embedding therapy and simple acupuncture.

Methods: One hundred and twenty children of cerebral palsy were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 60 cases in, each one. In the observation group, acupuncture was applied in combination with acupoint embedding therapy. Read More

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September 2015
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Thoracoscopic Repair of Diaphragmatic Hernia in Infants: A New Modification of the Technique.

Eur J Pediatr Surg 2016 Dec 5;26(6):519-523. Epub 2015 Dec 5.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Huai'an Women and Children's Hospital, Jiang Su, Huai'an, China.

 The objective of this study is to evaluate a novel simplified technique of thoracoscopic repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) in infants.  A retrospective review of the new simplified technique in 12 CDH patients admitted between March 2013 and March 2015 was performed. A needle with nonabsorbable 2-0 sutures threaded in the lumen was used to approximate edges of the hernia defect. Read More

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December 2016
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Retained Foreign Body in Transplanted Liver.

Int J Organ Transplant Med 2015 1;6(4):185-7. Epub 2015 Nov 1.

Inonu University, Liver Transplantation Institute, Malatya, Turkey.

Liver transplantation is a technically complex and long surgical procedure. A large quantity of various materials such as catheters, sutures, needles and clips are frequently used during the procedure. These materials may enter in the liver from the vascular or biliary orifices inadvertently. Read More

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November 2015
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Modified 'Mustardé' suture technique: Novel way of inserting mattress sutures to create the antihelical fold.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2016 Feb 22;69(2):284-5. Epub 2015 Oct 22.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG, UK.

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February 2016
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Frimand Needle Holder Reduces Suturing Time and Surgical Stress When Suturing in Palm Grip.

Surg Innov 2016 Jun 15;23(3):235-41. Epub 2015 Oct 15.

Lund University, Malmö, Sweden.

Purpose The Frimand needle holder (FNH) was developed to facilitate palm grip suturing. In the present study, we wanted to examine the impact of the FNH compared with a conventional Hegar-styled needle holder (HSNH) on suture time and surgical stress. Methods Thirty-two surgeons were enrolled and they performed sets of 3 continuous sutures on a polyurethane pad with premarked insert and exit points and the time for suturing was measured. Read More

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1553350615610649
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June 2016
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A safe method of ciliary sulcus fixation of foldable intraocular lens using a ciliary sulcus guide.

Int Ophthalmol 2016 Aug 6;36(4):463-8. Epub 2015 Oct 6.

Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University, 55139, Samsun, Turkey.

To describe a novel technique for implantation of intraocular lens in the absence of capsular support using a ciliary sulcus guide. Based on the anatomic knowledge of the ciliary sulcus and the sclera, a new instrument was developed to pierce the needle safely through the ciliary sulcus and sclera. While the foldable lens is stored inside the cartridge, the leading haptic is sutured with a cow-hitch knot. Read More

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August 2016
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