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[Synergistic effect of acupoint injection and moxibustion or catgut embedding or acupuncture on symptoms and expression of Th1/Th2 related cytokines in nasal mucosa of rats with allergic rhinitis].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2022 May;47(5):409-14

The Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University, Guiyang 550004.

Objective: To observe the effect of moxibustion, catgut embedding and acupuncture on allergic symptoms and expression of interferon-γ (IFN-γ) and interleukin-4 (IL-4) of nasal mucosa in rats with allergic rhinitis (AR) based on acupoint injection, so as to explore their synergistic effect and related mechanism in relieving AR.

Methods: SD rats (half male half female) were randomly divided into normal control, model, acupoint injection (AI), AI+moxibustion, AI+catgut embedding and AI+acupuncture groups, with 8 rats in each group. The AR model was established by intraperitoneal injection of ovalbumin suspension (once every other day for 7 times), and intranasal drop of 0. Read More

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[Adverse events/adverse reactions of acupoint catgut embedding therapy for psoriasis vulgaris: a systematic review].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2022 Apr;47(4):369-76

The Second School of Clinical Medicine of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou 510405, China; The Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou 510120; State Key Laboratory of Moisture Syndrome of traditional Chinese medicine, Guangzhou 510120; Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Joint Laboratory of traditional Chinese medicine and Immune Diseases Research, Guangzhou 510120; Key Laboratory of traditional Chinese medicine Syndrome Clinical Research of Guangdong Province, Guangzhou 510120.

Objective: To systematically review the occurrence of adverse events/adverse reactions (AEs/ARs) induced by acupoint catgut embedding therapy for psoriasis vulgaris (PV) and its safety.

Methods: Randomized controlled trials, controlled clinical trials, cohort studies, case-control studies, case-series, and case reports concerning the treatment of PV with acupoint catgut embedding therapy were searched from Chinese and English databases from their inception to January 7, 2021. The AEs/ARs related to acupoint catgut embedding therapy for PV were subjected to descriptive statistics, followed by the analysis of possible reasons. Read More

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Comparative analysis of classical primary continuous and novel technique uterine suturing methods on uterine scar formation after caesarian section: a prospective clinical study.

Ginekol Pol 2022 Apr 14. Epub 2022 Apr 14.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ankara Ufuk University Faculty of Medicine Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey, Turkey.

Objectives: The study investigated isthmocele rate, residual myometrium thickness, blood loss, and closure lengths through comparing the classical primary continuous suturing (CPCS) and novel technique uterine suturing (NTUS) after caesarian section.

Material And Methods: A total of 402 C/S patients were included in this single-center prospective clinical study. All patients were divided into two groups according to suture technique. Read More

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Comparison of Transcutaneous Fixation-Assisted Method with Classical Needle-Assisted Method in Prominent Ear Surgery.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 Mar 24. Epub 2022 Mar 24.

Adana Medical Faculty, Health Application and Research Center, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Adana, Turkey.

Background: Prominent ear deformity is an autosomal dominant inherited deformity. Surgery is the most effective treatment method for prominent ear patients. Different prominent ear operations have been described in the literature. Read More

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A study to compare strengths of cadaveric tendon repairs with round-bodied and cutting needles.

J Hand Surg Eur Vol 2022 May 8;47(5):481-485. Epub 2021 Dec 8.

Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, London, UK.

This human cadaver study investigated whether flexor tendon repairs performed with round-bodied needles had a higher risk of pull-out compared with those performed with cutting needles. Forty human cadaver tendons were repaired (20 with each type of needle), subjected to tensile traction testing and evaluated by failure load and mode of failure. The average failure load was 50 N (SD 13 N) for tendons repaired with round-bodied needles, compared with 49 N (SD 16 N) for tendons repaired with cutting needles. Read More

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Suture Materials, Needles, and Methods of Skin Closure: What Every Hand Surgeon Should Know.

J Hand Surg Am 2022 02 25;47(2):160-171.e1. Epub 2021 Nov 25.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL.

Sutures are used ubiquitously in surgery and are the most implanted materials in hand surgery. However, surgical training does not routinely include formal education on stitching materials or needles. Rather, suture familiarity is passed down by common use throughout training. Read More

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February 2022

Smart surgical sutures using soft artificial muscles.

Sci Rep 2021 11 17;11(1):22420. Epub 2021 Nov 17.

Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia.

Wound closure with surgical sutures is a critical challenge for flexible endoscopic surgeries. Substantial efforts have been introduced to develop functional and smart surgical sutures to either monitor wound conditions or ease the complexity of knot tying. Although research interests in smart sutures by soft robotic technologies have emerged for years, it is challenging to develop a soft robotic structure that possesses a similar physical structure as conventional sutures while offering a self-tightening knot or anchor to close the wound. Read More

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November 2021

A novel puncture needle designed for endoscopic keel placement to treat anterior glottic webs.

Acta Otolaryngol 2021 Oct 8;141(10):960-964. Epub 2021 Oct 8.

ENT institute and Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Eye & ENT Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Background: Endoscopic keel placement is difficult for patients with poor laryngeal exposures.

Aims/objectives: To introduce a novel extra-endo laryngeal puncture technique for endoscopic keel placement to manage anterior glottic webs.

Material And Methods: Patients with anterior glottic webs and difficult laryngeal exposure in our hospital during 2018 to 2020 were recruited in this study. Read More

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October 2021

[Surgical needles in orthopedics and trauma surgery].

Oper Orthop Traumatol 2021 Oct 16;33(5):405-421. Epub 2021 Sep 16.

Paediatric Trauma and Orthopaedics, University Children's Hospital, 3010, Berne, Schweiz.

For surgeons in the clinic and practice, the handling of suture material is the "daily bread". Therefore, one might assume that knowledge of this material is competent and comprehensive. However, daily experience shows a different picture. Read More

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October 2021

The lost suture needle: An algorithm to standardize management and improve outcomes.

J Pediatr Surg 2021 Nov 29;56(11):2128-2129. Epub 2021 Jul 29.

Division of General and Thoracic Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave, Suite 1526, Toronto, ON Canada M5G1 × 8.

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November 2021

Arthroscopic Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Reconstruction Using a Palmaris Longus Tendon Graft.

Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg 2022 Jun 1;26(2):93-97. Epub 2022 Jun 1.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Toyonaka Municipal Hospital, Toyonaka.

Patients suffer from persistent ulnar wrist pain and distal radioulnar joint instability because of chronic triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) foveal tear are treated with TFCC reconstruction. We performed an arthroscopic TFCC reconstruction using a palmaris longus tendon graft that provided a minimally invasive procedure. After confirming the TFCC foveal tear and stability between the TFCC remnant and radius, the bone tunnel was made in the ulna from the ulnar shaft to ulnar fovea. Read More

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Cosmetic eye nightmare: Case report of lost suture needle.

J Fr Ophtalmol 2022 Feb 2;45(2):e99-e101. Epub 2021 Aug 2.

Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Afyonkarahisar Health Sciences University, Güvenevler, İsmet İnönü Cd. No:4, 03030 Afyonkarahisar Merkez/Afyonkarahisar, Turkey.

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February 2022

Mutually Improved Endoscopic Image Synthesis and Landmark Detection in Unpaired Image-to-Image Translation.

IEEE J Biomed Health Inform 2022 01 17;26(1):127-138. Epub 2022 Jan 17.

The CycleGAN framework allows for unsupervised image-to-image translation of unpaired data. In a scenario of surgical training on a physical surgical simulator, this method can be used to transform endoscopic images of phantoms into images which more closely resemble the intra-operative appearance of the same surgical target structure. This can be viewed as a novel augmented reality approach, which we coined Hyperrealism in previous work. Read More

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January 2022

Comment on "A modified 'interrupted' method with resting of the suture needle on the vessel wall for microvascular anastomosis".

Microsurgery 2021 10 23;41(7):703. Epub 2021 Jul 23.

Center for Microsurgical Training and Surgical Skill, "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

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October 2021

Use of the small-bites fascial closure technique and strategies to improve adoption: mixed-methods study.

Br J Surg 2021 10;108(10):e320-e321

Institute for Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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October 2021

Acute Cartilage Injury Induced by Trans-Articular Sutures.

Cartilage 2021 12 8;13(1_suppl):318S-325S. Epub 2021 Jul 8.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Objective: To determine the extent of acute cartilage injury by using trans-articular sutures.

Methods: Five different absorbable sutures, monofilament polydioxanone (PDS) and braided polyglactin (Vicryl), were compared on viable human osteochondral explants. An atraumatic needle with 30 cm of thread was advanced through the cartilage with the final thread left in the tissue. Read More

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December 2021

Safety and efficacy of left atrial appendage closure using an epicardial suture snaring device: Systematic review and current status.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2021 08 7;32(8):2189-2198. Epub 2021 Jul 7.

Department of Electrophysiology, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, Kansas, USA.

Introduction: The LARIAT epicardial suture snaring device has been fraught with technical challenges and procedural complications. Over time, technique modification and improved operator experience have helped overcome many of these challenges. METHODS AND RESULTS: Studies reporting left atrial appendage epicardial closure over a 12-year period from 2009 to 2020 were evaluated. Read More

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Optic Nerve Sheath Fenestration With a Multi-Arm Continuum Robot.

IEEE Robot Autom Lett 2020 Jul 25;5(3):4874-4881. Epub 2020 Jun 25.

Robotics and Vision in Medicine (RViM) Lab, School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, King's College London, London E14 3WF, U.K.

This article presents a medical robotic system for deep orbital interventions, with a focus on Optic Nerve Sheath Fenestration (ONSF). ONSF is a currently invasive ophthalmic surgical approach that can reduce potentially blinding elevated hydrostatic intracranial pressure on the optic disc via an incision on the optic nerve. The prototype is a multi-arm system capable of dexterous manipulation and visualization of the optic nerve area, allowing for a minimally invasive approach. Read More

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Arthroscopic Capsular Repair for Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Tears.

J Wrist Surg 2021 Jun 1;10(3):249-254. Epub 2020 Dec 1.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Saitama City Hospital, Saitama, Japan.

 The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) lesions are frequently implicated as a cause of ulnar wrist pain following impact and loading injuries. The objective of this study was to describe the clinical outcomes following TFCC lesion repair with the arthroscopic outside-in technique.  We inserted a 21-gauge needle with 4-0 nylon loop perpendicular to the injured triangular fibrocartilage (TFC). Read More

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Suture Needle Injuries During Wound Closure: Examining Sources of Distraction in the OR.

AORN J 2021 06;113(6):586-594

Despite focus on prevention of needlestick injuries, intraoperative injuries involving suture needles have increased in the past two decades. When interruptions occur during surgery, a practitioner's focus is disengaged, creating an "error space;" re-engagement of the practitioner takes exponentially longer as each subsequent interruption occurs during the procedure. Human factors studies focus on the interaction between individuals and the environment in which they work (eg, processes, equipment). Read More

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Cecal Ligation and Puncture.

Methods Mol Biol 2021 ;2321:1-8

Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology in the AUVA Research Center, Vienna, Austria.

Cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) is referred to as the "gold standard" rodent model for abdominal sepsis. CLP creates a continuously leaking, polymicrobial infectious focus in the abdomen. The abdominal cavity is opened under general anesthesia and analgesia and the cecum is exposed, ligated underneath the ileocecal valve, and punctured with a needle. Read More

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Scleral fixation of hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lenses using a suture burial technique.

Indian J Ophthalmol 2021 06;69(6):1600-1604

Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Istanbul, Turkey.

The procedure involved an ab-externo scleral fixation technique using a double-armed 10-0 polypropylene suture with straight needles that require no scleral flaps. The IOLs are sutured to the sclera, the free suture ends are tied to the suture loops, and they are buried together under the sclera. Forty eyes of 37 patients were included. Read More

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Biomechanical Testing of Flanged Polypropylene Sutures in Scleral Fixation.

Am J Ophthalmol 2021 10 1;230:134-142. Epub 2021 May 1.

Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (K.M., R.P.). Electronic address:

Objective: To optimize the flanged belt-loop technique of scleral fixation through biomechanical testing and report clinical outcomes of resultant modifications.

Design: Experimental study.

Methods: The force to disinsert flanged polypropylene suture from human cadaveric sclera was assessed using a tensile testing machine and compared to the breaking strengths of 9-0 and 10-0 polypropylene. Read More

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October 2021

A lost suture needle in the left ventricle 4 years after cardiac surgery.

J Card Surg 2021 Jun 8;36(6):2168-2170. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Kurume University, Kurume, Japan.

We present an unusual case of a patient with a lost suture needle in the left ventricle, 4 years after cardiac surgery. We show the temporal image comparison using computed tomography as well as the macro and pathological findings of the suture needle and myocardium. Read More

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Inside-out Medial Meniscal Repair: Improved Surgical Exposure With a Sub-semimembranosus Approach.

Arthrosc Tech 2021 Feb 16;10(2):e507-e517. Epub 2021 Jan 16.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

Inside-out meniscal repair is considered the gold standard for reparable tears of the medial and lateral menisci despite the recent popularity of all-inside devices. Accurate suture passage is required to perform a stable repair as well as to prevent inadvertent neurovascular injury from the suture needles. Placement of a deep soft-tissue retractor is necessary to identify and retrieve these needles prior to tying the sutures. Read More

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February 2021

Intraocular Suture Looping Technique for Flapless Four-Point Refixation of Dislocated Intraocular Lenses.

J Ophthalmol 2021 8;2021:6648777. Epub 2021 Feb 8.

Department of Ophthalmology, Tenth People's Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200072, China.

Purpose: To describe a flapless/grooveless technique for four-point refixation of a dislocated intraocular lens (IOL) with four fenestrated haptics.

Methods: An intraocular suture looping technique was performed with the assistance of two 27-gauge needles. A looping needle was passed into the eye through paracentesis and was used to loop both fenestrated haptics on the same side with an 8-0 polypropylene thread. Read More

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February 2021

Meniscal Repair Techniques for Middle- and Posterior-Third Tears.

Arthroscopy 2021 03 14;37(3):792-794. Epub 2021 Jan 14.

Eglin Air Force Base, Eglin AFB, Florida, U.S.A.. Electronic address:

Technical advancements in meniscal repairs have greatly contributed to the ability to repair a variety of meniscal tears that were once thought untreatable. The gold-standard treatment for arthroscopic meniscal body repair remains an inside-out technique. The advantages of this technique are innate to the low-profile nature of the suture-passing construct, which allows for perpendicular access to tears with the benefit of multiple fixation points, in contrast to often bulkier all-inside repair devices. Read More

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A Comparison of 4 Methods to Make Improvised Suture Needles.

David Jerome

Wilderness Environ Med 2021 03 9;32(1):128-129. Epub 2021 Jan 9.

Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, Division of Clinical Sciences, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Edmonton, AB.

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Identification of Microsurgical Suture Needles in the Hand Using Plain Radiographs.

J Surg Orthop Adv 2020 ;29(4):230-233

Carilion Clinic Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences, Roanoke, Virginia; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, Virginia.

Our objective is to determine if radiographs are adequate for identification of retained microsurgical needles. Four microsurgical needles ranging from 3.8 mm to 6. Read More

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January 2021

Thirty-three-gauge hypodermic needle-guided iris suturing technique.

J Cataract Refract Surg 2021 Nov;47(11):e19-e23

From Lawrenceville, New Jersey (Safran); Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Bonaffini, Chatha).

The purpose of this study was to describe a new 33-gauge hypodermic needle-guided iris suturing technique for repair of iris defects and its adaptation for use to address a wide range of iris pathology in complex anterior segment reconstruction cases. This approach uses a 33-gauge hypodermic needle loaded with a 10-0 Prolene suture within its lumen, which is then used to directly introduce and manipulate the suture within the anterior chamber. Eliminating the need for a needle holder, this technique provides surgeons improved ergonomics and minimizes risk for trauma to adjacent tissues. Read More

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November 2021