Steven D Abramowitch
Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Abramowitch S, Feola A, Jallah Z, Moalli P. Tissue mechanics, animal models, and pelvic organ prolapse: a review. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2009;144 Suppl 1:S146-58 pubmed publisher
Barone W, Amini R, Maiti S, Moalli P, Abramowitch S. The impact of boundary conditions on surface curvature of polypropylene mesh in response to uniaxial loading. J Biomech. 2015;48:1566-74 pubmed publisher
..These data support the hypothesis that regional increases in the concentration of mesh potentially enhance the host׳s foreign body response, leading to exposure. ..
Knight K, Moalli P, Nolfi A, Palcsey S, Barone W, Abramowitch S. Impact of parity on ewe vaginal mechanical properties relative to the nonhuman primate and rodent. Int Urogynecol J. 2016;27:1255-63 pubmed publisher
..773). Parity has a negative impact on the mechanical properties of the ewe vagina, as also observed in the NHP. The ewe may serve as an alternative model for studying parity and ultimately prolapse development. ..
Barone W, Moalli P, Abramowitch S. Textile properties of synthetic prolapse mesh in response to uniaxial loading. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016;215:326.e1-9 pubmed publisher
..Understanding mesh mechanics in response to surgical and in vivo loading conditions may provide improved design criteria for mesh and a refinement of surgical techniques, ultimately leading to better patient outcomes. ..
Liang R, Knight K, Easley D, Palcsey S, Abramowitch S, Moalli P. Towards rebuilding vaginal support utilizing an extracellular matrix bioscaffold. Acta Biomater. 2017;57:324-333 pubmed publisher
..2. The presence of vaginal incisions in the transvaginal insertion of bioscaffolds may compromise vaginal structural integrity in the short term. ..