Summary: Propylene or propene polymers. Thermoplastics that can be extruded into fibers, films or solid forms. They are used as a copolymer in plastics, especially polyethylene. The fibers are used for fabrics, filters and surgical sutures.
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- Relationship between tissue ingrowth and mesh contractionRodrigo Gonzalez
Department of Surgery, Emory Endosurgery Unit and Hernia Institute, Emory University School of Medicine, 1364 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
World J Surg 29:1038-43. 2005..PE resulted in less contraction than polypropylene. A strong integration of the mesh into the tissue helps prevent this phenomenon, which is evidenced by a significant correlation between tissue ingrowth force and mesh size...
- The influence of differing pore sizes on the biocompatibility of two polypropylene meshes in the repair of abdominal defects. Experimental study in dogsF H Greca
Department of Experimental Surgery, Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Brazil
Hernia 5:59-64. 2001....
- Individual inflammatory response of human blood monocytes to mesh biomaterialsA Schachtrupp
Department of Surgery, Rhenish Westphalian Technical University, Aachen, Germany
Br J Surg 90:114-20. 2003..As monocytes take a key position in the inflammatory foreign body reaction, their specific release of cytokines was investigated in vitro after incubation with alloplastic materials...
- Long-term follow-up of a randomized controlled trial of suture versus mesh repair of incisional herniaJacobus W A Burger
Department of General Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Ann Surg 240:578-83; discussion 583-5. 2004..The objective of this study was to determine the best treatment of incisional hernia, taking into account recurrence, complications, discomfort, cosmetic result, and patient satisfaction...
- Titanium coating of a polypropylene mesh for hernia repair: effect on biocompatibiltyK Junge
Department of Surgery, Technical University of Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52057, Aachen, Germany
Hernia 9:115-9. 2005..No significant improvement of biocompatibility was found when analyzing the effect of titanium coating compared to the pure polypropylene mesh structure...
- Bulk and dispersed aqueous phase behavior of phytantriol: effect of vitamin E acetate and F127 polymer on liquid crystal nanostructureYao Da Dong
Department of Pharmaceutics, Victoria College of Pharmacy, Monash University, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
Langmuir 22:9512-8. 2006..Taken together, these results indicate that phytantriol may not only provide an alternative lipid for preparation of liquid crystalline systems in excess water but may also provide access to properties not available when using GMO...
- Herniorrhaphy with polypropylene mesh causing inguinal vasal obstruction: a preventable cause of obstructive azoospermiaDavid Shin
Division of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
Ann Surg 241:553-8. 2005..To report a multiinstitutional experience of men presenting with infertility secondary to inguinal hernia repair using polypropylene mesh...
- Transscleral fixation of foldable intraocular lensesSuleyman Kaynak
Department of Ophthalmology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, 1388 sok No 16 A, Alsancak, Izmir, Turkey
J Cataract Refract Surg 30:854-7. 2004..To report the results of transscleral implantation of foldable intraocular lenses (IOLs)...
- Incisional abdominal hernia: the open mesh repairV Schumpelick
Department of Surgery, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany
Langenbecks Arch Surg 389:1-5. 2004..Mesh techniques are the methods of choice for the repair of incisional hernias since these are due to the formation of unstable scar tissue...
- Fabrication and characterization of poly(propylene fumarate) scaffolds with controlled pore structures using 3-dimensional printing and injection moldingKee Won Lee
Tissue Engineering and Polymeric Biomaterials Laboratory, Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
Tissue Eng 12:2801-11. 2006..These results show that 3D printing and injection molding technique can be applied to crosslinkable polymers to fabricate 3D porous scaffolds with controlled pore structures, porosity, and permeability using their CAD models...
- Three-year follow-up of modified Lichtenstein inguinal hernioplasty using lightweight poliglecaprone/polypropylene meshM Smietanski
Department of General and Endocrine Surgery and Transplantation, Medical University of Gdansk, ul Debinki 7, 80 211, Gdansk, Poland
Hernia 13:239-42. 2009....
- Prevention of adhesion formations following repair of abdominal wall defects with prosthetic materials (an experimental study)Orhan Alimoglu
First Department of Surgery, Vakif Gureba Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Hepatogastroenterology 50:725-8. 2003..The aim of this study was to compare different modalities in terms of adhesion prevention in a rat model of abdominal wall defect repaired with prosthetic materials...
- Low-weight polypropylene mesh for anterior vaginal wall prolapse: a randomized controlled trialReijo Hiltunen
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Central Hospital of South Ostrobothnia, Seinajoki, Finland
Obstet Gynecol 110:455-62. 2007..To compare anterior colporrhaphy with and without a tailored mesh...
- Randomized clinical trial of lightweight composite mesh for Lichtenstein inguinal hernia repairS Post
Department of Surgery, Mannheim Medical Centre, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Br J Surg 91:44-8. 2004..This study evaluated whether patients noticed any difference between lightweight and standard polypropylene mesh for the repair of inguinal hernia...
- The phenomenon of infection with abdominal wall reconstructionAnton F Engelsman
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University Medical Centre Groningen and University of Groningen, Antonius Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen, The Netherlands
Biomaterials 28:2314-27. 2007..It is shown that there are major physico-chemical differences between available meshes, which, in combination with the location of the mesh, the surgical technique applied and hernia type involved influence the infection potential...
- Comparing the behavior of different polypropylene meshes (heavy and lightweight) in an experimental model of ventral hernia repairJ M Bellon
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Networking Research Center on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine CIBER BBN, Alcala University, Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain
J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater 89:448-55. 2009..Compared with HW, LW prostheses have the benefit that less foreign material was implanted, preserving the elasticity of the recipient host tissue...
- Physicomechanical evaluation of polypropylene, polyester, and polytetrafluoroethylene meshes for inguinal hernia repairCorey R Deeken
Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
J Am Coll Surg 212:68-79. 2011..The objectives of this study were to propose standard techniques, perform physicomechanical testing, and classify materials commonly used for inguinal hernia repair...
- Anisotropic evaluation of synthetic surgical meshesE R Saberski
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut, USA
Hernia 15:47-52. 2011..Haphazard orientation of anisotropic mesh material can contribute to inconsistent surgical outcomes. We aimed to characterize and compare anisotropic properties of commonly used synthetic meshes...
- Early results of a randomized multicenter trial comparing Prolene and VyproII mesh in bilateral endoscopic extraperitoneal hernioplasty (TEP)S Bringman
Center for Surgical Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Sodertalje Hospital, SE 15286, Sodertalje, Sweden
Surg Endosc 19:536-40. 2005..The purpose of this study was to compare the use of a lightweight mesh vs a standard hernia mesh in bilateral endoscopic hernioplasty...
- Comparison of recurrence with lightweight composite polypropylene mesh and heavyweight mesh in laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair: an audit of 1,232 repairsD Akolekar
Department of Surgery, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, 51, Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4SA, UK
Hernia 12:39-43. 2008..The aim of this study was to compare the outcome following the use of a new lightweight vs a standard heavyweight mesh during TEP hernia repair...
- One year results of a randomised controlled multi-centre study comparing Prolene and Vypro II-mesh in Lichtenstein hernioplastyS Bringman
Center for Surgical Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Surgery, Sodertalje Hospital, 15286 Södertälje, Sweden
Hernia 9:223-7. 2005..One Vypro II-patient was re-operated due to neuralgia. There was no difference in the SF-36 scores. The results of Lichtenstein's operation with either Prolene or Vypro II do not seem to differ significantly...
- Resection of sternal tumors and reconstruction of the thorax: a review of 15 patientsShuji Haraguchi
Department of Surgery, Nippon Medical School Second Hospital, 1 396 Kosugi cho, Nakahara ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, 211 8533, Japan
Surg Today 36:225-9. 2006..We report our experience of resecting sternal tumors, followed by reconstruction of the skeletal and soft-tissue defects, and discuss the usefulness of sandwiched Marlex and stainless-steel mesh...
- Lightweight mesh improves functional outcome in laparoscopic totally extra-peritoneal inguinal hernia repairL R Khan
Department of Clinical and Surgical Sciences Surgery, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Hernia 14:39-45. 2010..The aim of this prospective study was to compare the outcome after laparoscopic totally extra-peritoneal (TEP) inguinal repair using new lightweight or traditional heavyweight mesh performed in a single specialist centre...
- Interactions between U-937 human macrophages and poly(propyleneimine) dendrimersJung Hua Steven Kuo
Graduate Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Sec 1, Jen Te, Tainan, Taiwan
J Control Release 120:51-9. 2007..Our findings provide a novel insight into the cytotoxic effects at the molecular level that dendrimers cause in macrophages...
- Broad based tension-free synthetic sling for stress urinary incontinence: 5-year outcomeDarshan K Shah
Department of Urology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 270 05 76th Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, USA
J Urol 170:849-51. 2003..The use of nonabsorbable synthetic material has been questioned due to reports of erosion and infection. We present the 5-year followup outcome of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) treated using polypropylene mesh as a pubovaginal sling...
- Tissue reactions of the rabbit urinary bladder to cadaveric human fascia lata and polypropylene surgical meshDanny M Rabah
Department of Urology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Can J Urol 11:2344-9. 2004..To evaluate and compare histological tissue reactions of the urinary bladder to human cadaveric fascia lata (CFX) slings and synthetic mesh...
- Macroporous condensed poly(tetrafluoroethylene). I. In vivo inflammatory response and healing characteristicsGabriela Voskerician
Institute of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
J Biomed Mater Res A 76:234-42. 2006....
- The argument for lightweight polypropylene mesh in hernia repairWilliam S Cobb
Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
Surg Innov 12:63-9. 2005..A review of the laboratory data and short-term clinical follow-up is reviewed to provide a strong basis or argument for the use of ''light weight'' prosthetics in hernia surgery...
- Prevention of adhesions to polypropylene meshIsaac Felemovicius
Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
J Am Coll Surg 198:543-8. 2004..Adhesions may lead later to difficult reoperation, intestinal obstruction, or enteric fistula...
- In vivo studies comparing the biocompatibility of various polypropylene meshes and their handling properties during endoscopic total extraperitoneal (TEP) patchplasty: an experimental study in pigsH Scheidbach
Department of Surgery, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Leipziger Strasse 44, D 39120 Magdeburg, Germany
Surg Endosc 18:211-20. 2004..We tested several recently modified PP meshes to evaluate them in terms of their biocompatibility and handling characteristics during minimally invasive procedures...
- Prevention of adhesion formation to polypropylene mesh by collagen coating: a randomized controlled study in a rat model of ventral hernia repairM van't Riet
Department of General Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Centre Rotterdam Dijkzigt, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Surg Endosc 18:681-5. 2004..The aim of this study was to assess whether the addition of a collagen coating on the visceral side of a polypropylene mesh can prevent adhesion formation to the mesh...
- Repair of large midline incisional hernias with polypropylene mesh: comparison of three operative techniquesT S de Vries Reilingh
Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Nijmegen, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Hernia 8:56-9. 2004..22). Repair of large midline incisional hernias with the use of a polypropylene mesh carries a high risk of complications and has a high reherniation rate. The underlay technique seems to be the better technique...
- Endoscopic removal of intravesical polypropylene sling with the holmium laserMarc Hodroff
Center for Continence Care at Metropolitan Urologic Specialists, St Paul, Minnesota, USA
J Urol 172:1361-2. 2004
- Prevention of adhesion to prosthetic mesh: comparison of different barriers using an incisional hernia modelMartijne van 't Riet
Department of General Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam Dijkzigt, The Netherlands
Ann Surg 237:123-8. 2003..To assess whether use of antiadhesive liquids or coatings could prevent adhesion formation to prosthetic mesh...
- Do multifilament alloplastic meshes increase the infection rate? Analysis of the polymeric surface, the bacteria adherence, and the in vivo consequences in a rat modelU Klinge
Department of Surgery Technical University of Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, D 52057 Aachen, Germany
J Biomed Mater Res 63:765-71. 2002..In vivo, the adherence of bacteria to the implant material depends on the surface area, which favors the use of monofilament materials...
- Health-related quality of life in patients treated for incisional hernia with an onlay techniqueM M Poelman
Department of Surgery, Medisch Centrum Alkmaar, Wilhelminalaan 12, 1815 JD, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
Hernia 14:237-42. 2010..The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term health-related quality of life (HRQL) of patients who were treated for incisional hernias using an onlay technique...
- Evaluation of peritoneal adhesions formation and tissue response to polypropylene - poli (2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate)-(polyHEMA) implant on rats' abdominal wallNeusa Margarida Paulo
Veterinary Surgery, Department of Veterinary Medicin, Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiania, GO, Brazil
Acta Cir Bras 25:337-41. 2010....
- [Pathology of traditional surgical nets for hernia repair after long-term implantation in humans]B Klosterhalfen
Institut für Pathologie Direktor Prof Dr C Mittermayer der RWTH Aachen
Chirurg 71:43-51. 2000..This reaction is mainly influenced by the selected mesh modification. The consequences of the arising "chronic wound" are discussed in detail, in particular with regard to possible malignant transformation...
- Biomechanical analysis of polypropylene prosthetic implants for hernia repair: an experimental studyFabrice Sergent
Rouen University, UPRES EA GRHV, France
Am J Surg 200:406-12. 2010..Although polypropylene (PP) is the most common biomaterial used for ventral and inguinal hernia repairs, its mechanical properties remain obscure...
- Effects of resterilization on mechanical properties of polypropylene meshesKemal Serbetci
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Baskent University, Baglica Kampusu, Eskisehir Yolu 20 Km, 06530, Ankara, Turkey
Am J Surg 194:375-9. 2007..The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of ethylene oxide and autoclave resterilization on the mechanical properties of polypropylene meshes...
- Functional and morphologic properties of a modified mesh for inguinal hernia repairKarsten Junge
Department of Surgery, RWTH Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany
World J Surg 26:1472-80. 2002..The present study thus confirms the benefits of material-reduced mesh modifications. The new low-weight mesh (Vypro II) could be advantageous in inguinal hernia repair...
- Persistent extracellular matrix remodelling at the interface to polymers used for hernia repairK Junge
Department of Surgery, German Centre of Excellence for Biomaterial and Implant Pathology, Technical University of Aachen, Aachen, Germany
Eur Surg Res 35:497-504. 2003..951, p = 0.049), there was no relation to the expression of collagenases (MMP-1/MMP-13) with regard to the amount of inflammatory and connective tissue formation despite partly significant differences between implanted polymers...
- Prolapse repair by vaginal route using a new protected low-weight polypropylene mesh: 1-year functional and anatomical outcome in a prospective multicentre studyRenaud de Tayrac
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Caremeau University Hospital, place du Professeur Robert Debré, 30029, Nimes, Cedex 9, France
Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:251-6. 2007..0001). The use of low-weight polypropylene mesh coated with a hydrophilic absorbable film for vaginal repair of genital prolapse seems to decrease local morbidity while maintaining low recurrence rates...
- Functional impairment and complaints following incisional hernia repair with different polypropylene meshesG Welty
Department of Surgery, Technical University of Aachen, Germany
Hernia 5:142-7. 2001..Three-dimensional stereographic examinations were well in accordance with our clinical findings. Our data support the hypothesis that the use of low-weight large-pore meshes is advantageous for abdominal wall function...
- Randomized clinical trial comparing a polypropylene with a poliglecaprone and polypropylene composite mesh for inguinal hernioplastyM Smietanski
Department of General and Endocrine Surgery and Transplantation, Medical University of Gdansk, 7 Debinki Street, 80 211 Gdansk, Poland
Br J Surg 95:1462-8. 2008..The aim was to assess whether a partially absorbable monofilament mesh could influence postoperative pain and time to return to normal activity after Lichtenstein hernioplasty...
- Complications of tension-free vaginal tape surgery: a multi-institutional reviewRobert Abouassaly
Department of Urology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
BJU Int 94:110-3. 2004....
- Primary incisional hernia repair with or without polypropylene mesh: a report on 384 patients with 5-year follow-upStefan Sauerland
Klinik für Allgemein und Visceralchirurgie, Marienhospital Stuttgart, Böheimstrasse 37, 70199, Stuttgart, Germany
Langenbecks Arch Surg 390:408-12. 2005..We investigated the relative effectiveness of mesh and suture repair in a large homogeneous cohort of patients with primary incisional hernia...
- Prosthetic implants for hernia repairV Schumpelick
Department of Surgery, University Hospital Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, D 52074 Aachen, Germany
Br J Surg 90:1457-8. 2003
- Randomized clinical trial comparing lightweight composite mesh with polyester or polypropylene mesh for incisional hernia repairJ Conze
Department of Surgery, University Clinic Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany
Br J Surg 92:1488-93. 2005..A new generation of mesh has been developed with reduced polypropylene mass and increased pore size. The aim of this study was to compare standard mesh with new lightweight mesh in patients undergoing incisional hernia repair...
- Heavy-weight versus low-weight polypropylene meshes for open sublay mesh repair of incisional herniaS Schmidbauer
Department of Surgery Innenstadt, Klinikum der Universitat Munchen, Germany
Eur J Med Res 10:247-53. 2005..The objective of this study was to determine early complications and the long-term course of patients who underwent open sublay hernia repair using heavy-weight versus low-weight PP meshes...
- Decreased collagen type I/III ratio in patients with recurring hernia after implantation of alloplastic prosthesesKarsten Junge
Department of Surgery, RWTH Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany
Langenbecks Arch Surg 389:17-22. 2004..Whereas alloplastic prostheses are nowadays routinely used, the quantity and quality of collagen formation after repair in humans has not been analysed in a large cohort...
- Influence of titanium coating on the biocompatibility of a heavyweight polypropylene mesh. An animal experimental modelH Scheidbach
Department of Surgery, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
Eur Surg Res 36:313-7. 2004....
- Prosthetic closure of the esophageal hiatus in large hiatal hernia repair and laparoscopic antireflux surgeryF A Granderath
Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
Surg Endosc 20:367-79. 2006..The aim of this article was to review available studies regarding the evolution, different techniques, results, and future perspectives concerning the use of prosthetic materials for closure of the esophageal hiatus...
- Influence of polyglecaprone 25 (Monocryl) supplementation on the biocompatibility of a polypropylene mesh for hernia repairK Junge
Department of Surgery, Technical University of Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany
Hernia 9:212-7. 2005..This study was designed to evaluate the influence of this additional supplementation on the biocompatibility in a rodent animal model...
- Randomized clinical trial of suture repair, polypropylene mesh or autodermal hernioplasty for incisional herniaM Korenkov
Surgical Clinic and Biochemical and Experimental Division, Second Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Br J Surg 89:50-6. 2002..Since conventional suture repair for incisional hernia is associated with high recurrence rates, alloplastic and autoplastic prosthetic techniques have been suggested...
- [Twenty-five years of experience in incisional hernia surgery. A comparative retrospective study of 432 incisional hernia repairs]C Langer
Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemeinchirurgie, Georg August Universitat, Gottingen
Chirurg 74:638-45. 2003..The relevance of different factors such as surgical technique, mesh material, and patient-related parameters concerning the outcome following mesh repair is still under debate...
- The influence of porosity on the integration histology of two polypropylene meshes for the treatment of abdominal wall defects in dogsF H Greca
Experimental Surgery Department, Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Parana, Brazil
Hernia 12:45-9. 2008..We conclude that Mpathy mesh gives a surgical repair that is at least as strong as that provided by Prolene, along with a higher concentration of mature collagen and less fibrosis (P=0.07), in this canine histology model...
- Improving outcomes in hernia repair by the use of light meshes--a comparison of different implant constructions based on a critical appraisal of the literatureDirk Weyhe
Department of Surgery, St Josef Hospital, Ruhr University Bochum, Gudrunstr 56, 44791, Bochum, Germany
World J Surg 31:234-44. 2007..This overview of the literature aimed to establish whether absolute material reduction (g per implanted mesh), use of absorbable components, and coating by inert materials are evidence-based ways to improve biocompatibility of meshes...
- A lightweight, partially absorbable mesh (Ultrapro) for endoscopic hernia repair: experimental biocompatibility results obtained with a porcine modelC Schug-Pass
Department of Surgery and Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hanover Hospital, Roesebeckstrasse 15 Siloah, 30449, Hanover, Germany
Surg Endosc 22:1100-6. 2008..Mesh "shrinkage" is a function of the mesh's biocompatibility, that is, the properties of the mesh. Large-pore, lightweight polypropylene meshes possess the best biocompatibility, and the newly developed meshes meet these requirements...
- A randomised, multi-centre, prospective, double blind pilot-study to evaluate safety and efficacy of the non-absorbable Optilene Mesh Elastic versus the partly absorbable Ultrapro Mesh for incisional hernia repairChristoph Seiler
University of Heidelberg, Department of Surgery, Germany
BMC Surg 10:21. 2010..The aim of this study is to evaluate, if a non-absorbable mesh (Optilene Mesh Elastic) will result in better health outcomes compared to a partly absorbable mesh (Ultrapro Mesh)...
- [Standardized sublay technique in polypropylene mesh repair of incisional hernia. A prospective clinical study]C Langer
Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemeinchirurgie, Georg August Universitat Gottingen
Chirurg 72:953-7. 2001..Special complications such as scar plates with restriction of the mobility of the abdominal wall, pain and fistula formation are described...
- Randomized clinical trial assessing impact of a lightweight or heavyweight mesh on chronic pain after inguinal hernia repairP J O'Dwyer
Western Infirmary, Glasgow, Sunderland, UK
Br J Surg 92:166-70. 2005..The aim of this randomized study was to compare pain of any severity at 12 months after inguinal hernia repair with a partially absorbable lightweight mesh (LW group) or with a non-absorbable heavyweight mesh (HW group)...
- Long term outcome and quality of life after open incisional hernia repair--light versus heavy weight meshesRoland Ladurner
Department of Surgery Innenstadt, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Nussbaumstrasse 20, Munich, Germany
BMC Surg 11:25. 2011..The aim of this retrospective non randomized study was to compare the quality of life in the long term follow up (> 72 month) after incisional hernia repair with "light weight"(LW) and "heavy weight"(HW) PP meshes...
- Influence of polyglactin-coating on functional and morphological parameters of polypropylene-mesh modifications for abdominal wall repairU Klinge
The Department of Surgery, IZKF BIOMAT, The Technical University of Aachen, Germany
Biomaterials 20:613-23. 1999..Whereas the addition of polyglactin filaments appears to be favourable, the coating of polypropylene with polyglactin seems to hinder the incorporation of the mesh...
- Postimplant behavior of lightweight polypropylene meshes in an experimental model of abdominal herniaJuan M Bellon
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Networking Research Center on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine CIBER BBN, Alcala University, Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain
J Invest Surg 21:280-7. 2008..This study was designed to assess the biological and biomechanical behavior of these prostheses to establish whether they offer any advantages over nonabsorbable lightweight polypropylene prostheses...
- Surgical complications and medium-term outcome results of tension-free vaginal tape: a prospective study of 313 consecutive patientsIshai Levin
Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lis Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Neurourol Urodyn 23:7-9. 2004..A prospective study was undertaken to examine the incidence of surgical complications and medium-term outcomes of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) surgery in a large, heterogeneous group of stress-incontinent women...
- Factors that affect recurrence after incisional herniorrhaphy with prosthetic materialA Rios
, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, El Palmar, Murcia, Spain
Eur J Surg 167:855-9. 2001..01) in both the univariate and multivariate analyses. CONCLUSIONS: Patients at the greater risk of recurrence are those aged over 60 years, with large, recurrent hernias and who develop local complications during the postoperative period...
- Experimental comparison of monofile light and heavy polypropylene meshes: less weight does not mean less biological responseDirk Weyhe
Department of Surgery, St Josef Hospital, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
World J Surg 30:1586-91. 2006..It is believed that biocompatibility of meshes may be improved by reducing their weight per meter squared (m2) and altering the implant structure...
- Three-year results of a randomized clinical trial of lightweight or standard polypropylene mesh in Lichtenstein repair of primary inguinal herniaS Bringman
CLINTEC, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Br J Surg 93:1056-9. 2006..This randomized trial examined whether lightweight (LW) polypropylene mesh (large pore size, partially absorbable) could have long-term benefits in reducing chronic pain and inflammation after inguinal hernia repair...
- Suture versus mesh repair for incisional herniaSaleh M Al-Salamah
College of Medicine, King Saud University, Department of Surgery, University Unit, Riyadh Medical Complex, PO Box 261283, Riyadh 11342, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Med J 27:652-6. 2006..To compare suture with mesh repair, for incisional hernia in terms of early and late outcomes...
- Total extraperitoneal hernioplasty: does the long-term clinical course depend on the type of mesh?Johannes C Lauscher
Department of General, Vascular, and Thoracic Surgery, Charite Universitatsmedizin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 30, Berlin, Germany
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 18:803-8. 2008....
- Prospective double-blind randomized controlled study comparing heavy- and lightweight polypropylene mesh in totally extraperitoneal repair of inguinal hernia: early resultsBrij B Agarwal
Department of General Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, 110060, India
Surg Endosc 23:242-7. 2009..Paucity of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on human beings has left choice of mesh to surgeon preference or cost. We carried out a double-blind RCT comparing heavy- and lightweight PP-based meshes in TEP...
- Photoinitiated cross-linking of the biodegradable polyester poly(propylene fumarate). Part I. Determination of network structureJohn P Fisher
Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, PO Box 1892, MS 142, Houston, Texas 77251 1892, USA
Biomacromolecules 4:1327-34. 2003..Finally, this study demonstrates a method for inferring cross-linked network structures by contrasting properties of bulk materials formed from similar cross-linking initiators...
- Complications of synthetic graft materials used in suburethral sling proceduresKwong Pang Tsui
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Taichung Hospital, Department of Health, The Executive Yuan, Taiwan
Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 16:165-7. 2005..Fibrosis and severe inflammatory reactions were found in the connective tissue adjacent to the mesh as well as the Prolene mesh. Technically, it would be easier to remove the graft of patch sling if rejection or erosion occurs...
- Acute inflammatory response after inguinal and incisional hernia repair with implantation of polypropylene mesh of different sizeGaetano Di Vita
Department of Surgery and Oncology, Division of General Surgery, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Langenbecks Arch Surg 390:306-11. 2005..The purpose of this study was to assess the modifications of interleukin (IL)-6, C-reactive protein (CRP), leukocytes and fibrinogen after implantation of polypropylene mesh...
- Comparison of prosthetic materials in incisional hernia repairUygar Demir
Department of General Surgery, Sisli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Surg Today 35:223-7. 2005..Many different types of meshes and adhesion barriers have been developed in an attempt to overcome these problems, some of which we have assessed in a rat model...
- Evaluation of adhesion formation, mesh fixation strength, and hydroxyproline content after intraabdominal placement of polytetrafluoroethylene mesh secured using titanium spiral tacks, nitinol anchors, and polypropylene suture or polyglactin 910 sutureC S Joels
Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, 1000 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
Surg Endosc 19:780-5. 2005..The purpose of this study is to evaluate fixation methods for polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) mesh with an in vivo model of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair...
- A new technique combining both polypropylene and vaginal wall sling procedures: can it minimize the risk of urethral and vaginal erosion occurring with synthetic materials?Levent Emir
I Clinic of Urology, Ankara Teaching and Research Hospital, Ministry of Health, Ankara, Turkey
World J Urol 23:221-4. 2005..The other advantage of this technique is the concomitant utilization of the vaginal wall as sling material...
- Open Rives-Stoppa ventral hernia repair made simple and successful but not for everyoneL Heartsill
Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78229 3900, USA
Hernia 9:162-6. 2005..Recurrence rates are 0-8%. We proposed that the operation could be done with equal success by placing the mesh in an intraperitoneal position and primarily closing the fascia anterior to the mesh...
- Ring-reinforced prosthesis for paracolostomy herniaP de Ruiter
Department of Surgery, Medical Center Alkmaar, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
Dig Surg 22:152-6. 2005..We developed a polypropylene mesh prosthesis with a central opening, reinforced with a polypropylene ring, that can be implanted suprafascially through a mucocutaneous incision...
- [Effectiveness of hernioplasty with using a polypropylene mesh implant in treatment of postoperative ventral hernias]V M Sedov
Vestn Khir Im I I Grek 164:85-7. 2005..Long-term results of the operative treatment were analyzed in terms from 1 year to 3 years in 16 patients aged from 40 to 73 years of age (mean age 58+/-2.6 years) with great and giant postoperative hernias. No recurrences were noted...
- [Real-time monitoring of the peritoneal behavior of composite prostheses by sequential laparoscopy: applicability in ventral hernia repair]Juan M Bellon
Departamento de Cirugia, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Alcala, Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Espana
Cir Esp 82:290-6. 2007..This study was designed to assess the behavior at the peritoneal interface of several composite prostheses using sequential laparoscopy to monitor the real-time adhesion formation process...
- [Treatment of large postoperative hernias using intraperitoneal meshes]Piotr Trojanowski
Wojskowy Instytut Medyczny w Warszawie, Klinika Chirurgii Ogólnej, Onkologicznej i Klatki Piersiowej CSK MON
Pol Merkur Lekarski 22:376-8. 2007....
- Inguinal hernia treatment with Prolene hernia system in a Dutch regional training hospitalArthur I Gilbert
Hernia Institute of Florida, 6250 Sunset Drive 200, Miami, FL 33143, USA
Hernia 11:297. 2007
- Open and laparoscopic approach in incisional hernia repair with ePTFE prosthesisGeorge N Zografos
3rd Department of Surgery, Athens General Hospital, Athens, Greece
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 17:277-81. 2007..The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the results of incisional hernia laparoscopic and open surgery, focusing on the morbidity and postoperative implications...
- Inguinal hernia treatment with the Prolene Hernia System in a Dutch regional training hospitalC A S Berende
Department of Surgery, Jeroen Bosch Hospital, Nieuwstraat 34, 5211 s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Hernia 11:303-6. 2007..In this retrospective study results from inguinal hernia repair with the Prolene Hernia System (PHS) in a regional training hospital were analysed...
- Tensile strength and host response towards different polypropylene implant materials used for augmentation of fascial repair in a rat modelMaja L Konstantinovic
Centre for Surgical Technologies, Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:619-26. 2007..At 90 days time point, explants reconstructed with tighter woven multifilament SPM were weaker than sutured or SPMM controls. Overall shrinkage of 10% was comparable for all groups...
- Influence of hernioplastic implants on male fertility in ratsT Kolbe
Institute of Laboratory Animal Science and Research Center Biomodels, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria
J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater 81:435-40. 2007..Both types of hernioplastic implants tested in this investigation do not give an indication of a negative influence on male fertility in juvenile or adult rats...
- Strength of tissue attachment to mesh after ventral hernia repair with synthetic composite mesh in a porcine modelS Majercik
Department of Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital Brown University, 2 Dudley St, Suite 470, Providence, RI 02905, USA
Surg Endosc 20:1671-4. 2006..A prospective animal study involving 12 female swine aimed to measure the strength of tissue attachment to composite mesh at various time points after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair in a porcine model...
- Prospective evaluation of adhesion formation and shrinkage of intra-abdominal prosthetics in a rabbit modelAndrew G Harrell
Carolinas Hernia Center, Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203, USA
Am Surg 72:808-13; discussion 813-4. 2006..Each prosthetic generates a varied host reaction. Better understanding of these reactions can allow a suitable prosthetic to be chosen for a given patient in clinical practice...
- The role of bovine preserved peritoneum in rats ventral hernia: a histological evaluationEduardo Lemos de Souza Bastos
Postgraduate Program in Surgery and Experimentation, Federal University of Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Rua Carlos Botelho 246, 17515 240 Marília SP, Brazil
Acta Cir Bras 21:328-31. 2006..To assess the role of preserved bovine parietal peritoneum as a material for hernia repair in a rat ventral hernia model...
- Lightweight partially absorbable monofilament mesh (polypropylene/poliglecaprone 25) for TAPP inguinal hernia repair: initial experienceFerdinando Agresta
Department of General Surgery, Ospedale Civile, Via Forlanini, 71, 31029 Vittorio Veneto, Italy
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 17:91-4. 2007....
- Hernioplasty with bilayer polypropylene mesh: a new tension-free techniqueJ P Zhou
Department of Geriatrics Surgery, Second Xiangya Hospital of Center South University, Changsha, People s Republic of China
Hernia 10:385-8. 2006....
- On the use of unsealed polypropylene mesh as tracheal replacementMatthias Behrend
Klinik für Viszeral, Thorax, GefaSS und Kinderchirurgie, Klinikum Deggendorf, Germany
ASAIO J 52:328-33. 2006..Nevertheless, the results show that replacement of the cervical trachea with a polypropylene mesh can be successful under different experimental conditions...
- [Surgical training and inguinal hernia repair]R Cueto Rozon
Service de Chirurgie Digestive, CHU Jean Verdier, Universite Paris XIII, UFR de Bobigny, Avenue du 14 Juillet, 93140 Bondy, France
Ann Chir 131:311-5. 2006..To evaluate influence of surgical experience on inguinal hernia repair...
- Collagen foil (TissuFoil E) reduces the formation of adhesions when using polypropylene mesh for the repair of experimental abdominal wall defectsFrank Schönleben
Chirurgische Klinik mit Poliklinik der Universität Erlangen Nürnberg, Krankenhausstr 12, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
Int J Colorectal Dis 21:840-6. 2006..Severe adhesions are a common cause of intestinal obstruction, or even intestinal fistulas. Using a porcine model, we investigated whether applying a collagen foil (CF) to the undersurface of a PPM will reduce adhesion formation...
- Suitability of different sling materials for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinenceKathleen C Kobashi
Continence Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
Nat Clin Pract Urol 2:84-91. 2005..Long-term data on efficacy is lacking, but early results with new materials and delivery techniques indicate that excellent cure rates with minimal morbidity and high patient satisfaction may be achievable...
- Cross-linked acellular porcine dermal collagen implant in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair: case-controlled study of operative variables and early complicationsGary A Cobb
Roosevelt Surgical Associates, Inc, 4040 Roosevelt Blvd, Middletown, OH 45044, USA
Int Surg 90:S24-9. 2005..The referring surgeon removed the CPDC implant in one case upon diagnosis of wound infection. CPDC is safe for use in LVHR and offers an alternative to composite PP/ePTFE mesh that warrants further investigation...
- Day hospital for incisional hernia repair: selection criteriaM Donati
Department of Surgical Sciences and Organ Transplant, Hernia Service, Catania, Italy
Acta Chir Belg 108:198-202. 2008..The authors report their experience with incisional hernia repair and set criteria for the safe performance of the procedure on a day hospital basis...
- [Results of laparoscopic repair of abdominal wall hernias using an ePTFE-polypropylene composite mesh]I Gal
Department of Surgery, Bugat Pal Hospital, Gyongyos, Hungary
Zentralbl Chir 129:92-5. 2004..For this purpose an ePTFE mesh is generally used. There are limited reported clinical data regarding the long-term results and benefits of other biomaterials...
- Temporary closure of the abdomen using a new composite prosthesis (PL-PU99)Juan M Bellon
Departamento de Cirugia, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Alcala, Campus Universitario, Ctra Madrid Barcelona Km 33 600, E 28871 Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain
Am J Surg 188:314-20. 2004..Temporary abdominal wound closure is sometimes desirable when tension-free approximation of the wound edges is impractical or when reexploration is planned...
- A new absorbable mesh for hernia repairDavid Martin; Fiscal Year: 2007..5 million patients undergo hernia repair procedures each year. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Complex Ventral Hernia RepairHOBART WHITAKER HARRIS; Fiscal Year: 2013..The specific hypothesis driving the research proposal is that the use of a permanent, synthetic prosthetic for the one-stage repair of complex ventral hernias will result in superior outcomes compared to use of a biologic prosthetic. ..
- Engineered Biologics for Repair of Abdominal Wall MusculofasciaAnshu B Mathur; Fiscal Year: 2013....
- Absorbable Triphasic Hernial MeshesShalaby W Shalaby; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- PumpKIN PreClinicalMark Gartner; Fiscal Year: 2010..abstract_text> ..
- PumpKIN PreClinicalMark Gartner; Fiscal Year: 2013..abstract_text> ..
- PumpKIN PreClinicalMark Gartner; Fiscal Year: 2012..abstract_text> ..
- PumpKIN PreClinicalMark Gartner; Fiscal Year: 2011..abstract_text> ..
- Advanced Energy Storage Film Capacitors for Automated External DefibrillatorsShihai Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2011..This will enable the deployment of AED in millions of homes of patients with heart arrhythmia problem who are facing the threat of delayed defibrillation if AED not available. ..
- Surface Enhanced Biocompatible Blood OxygenatorsDaniel Campos; Fiscal Year: 2010..In addition, they will provide a key element for long term blood oxygenation associated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and artificial lungs. ..
- SURGERY FOR ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTIONL Edmunds; Fiscal Year: 2000....
- A new absorbable mesh for hernia repairDavid Martin; Fiscal Year: 2004....
- LOW-DOSE RADIATION STERILIZATIONSHALABY SHALABY; Fiscal Year: 2000..The long-term impact will be the availability of a new, low-dose radiation process for radiation-sensitive devices which represent a major milestone in sterilization technology. ..
- LOW-DOSE RADIATION STERILIZATIONSHALABY SHALABY; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- OLIGONUCLEOTIDE INHIBITION OF CELL PROLIFERATIONEric Wickstrom; Fiscal Year: 2000..The lead compounds resulting from these studies will then be translated to a separate collaborative application for a Phase I/II clinical trial. ..
- EXPANDING BONE CEMENT FOR TUBULAR HAND FRACTURESDavid Hile; Fiscal Year: 2001..Our concept of an injectable, space-filling cement addresses restoration of both the bones and the surrounding soft-tissue envelope with the goal of early restoration of joint movement and complete rehabilitation. ..
- Layered Manufacture of Bioactive Porous TE ScaffoldsMalcolm Cooke; Fiscal Year: 2009..This research will develop manufacturing and biological strategies to produce bioactive patient-specific scaffolds for the repair of maxiliofacial bone defects. ..
- LARGE SCALE SYNTHESIS OF THE OPIOID PEPTIDE DPDPERichard Houghten; Fiscal Year: 1991..Due to the high cost of the amino acid D-penicillamine (pen) and the disulfide bridge in the peptide, this synthesis will be an exacting test of the methods to be used during the proposed Phase I portion of this research...
- OSTEOCONDUCTIVE SCAFFOLD FOR CORTICAL BONE ALLOGRAFTSDEBRA TRANTOLO; Fiscal Year: 2000..If as successful as proposed, the clinical outcomes of our system will be uniquely successful commercially. ..
- Latent-Reactive Reagents for Biomaterial Surface CoatingPATRICK GUIRE; Fiscal Year: 2002..260 million dollars, not subject to surface modification with current commercial coating technology. ..
- OCULAR INSERT FOR THE TREATMENT OF GLAUCOMACHARLES LEAHY; Fiscal Year: 2001..Define a prototype design for a polymeric insert of the human inferior conjunctival sac. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: NOT AVAILABLE ..
- Linear-Dendritic Copolymers as Tissue Growth ScaffoldsTIMOTHY PATTEN; Fiscal Year: 2005..Methods are outlined to characterize the assembly of the polymers into hydrogels and the efficacy of the materials in tissue culture. ..
- PATHOGEN-PROTECTIVE COATINGS FOR MEDICAL FABRICSMelvin Swanson; Fiscal Year: 1993..These reagents will then be applied as a thin layer onto one side of the hydrophilic fabrics and liquid repellency measured (including alcohol and soap solutions)...
- High Flux Blood OxygenatorsLAURA CARMICHAEL; Fiscal Year: 2006..The new family of membranes is also expected to have superior blood wet out resistance. Compact Membrane Systems, Inc. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Simplified Pump Oxygenator for Pediatric Use Phase IIMark Gartner; Fiscal Year: 2003..If successful, Ension believes that this product would receive quick acceptance by pediatric perfusionists throughout the medical community. ..
- Lightweight, Compliant Manual Wheelchair High-Tone ChildMATTHEW HERMES; Fiscal Year: 2006..metal wheelchair devices can lead to consideration of new designs in synthetic materials throughout the medical device industry thus broadly benefiting medical care. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Latent Reactive Groups for BiomaterialsPATRICK GUIRE; Fiscal Year: 2005..This innovative approach to activation of radical generators is expected to facilitate the surface modification of "inert" medical devices, which cannot be activated with long-wavelength photons for external light sources. ..
- Polymeric Reinforcement of Degradable Bone PlatesDEBRA TRANTOLO; Fiscal Year: 2001..A reinforced, but still resorbable, fixation device that can ameliorate tendencies of plate deformation would address the clinical demand for resorbable orthopedic fixtures. ..
- UNIVERSAL CONTAMINATION-PREVENTING PIPET TIPS FOR PCRWILLIAM MACCONNELL; Fiscal Year: 1991..Furthermore these tips will be more cost effective and convenient than the current positive-displacement pipets used to prevent contamination in PCR work...
- AN ULTRA HIGH THROUGHPUT SYSTEM FOR DRUG DISCOVERYSARAH SPORN; Fiscal Year: 1999..The proposed ultra-high throughput system is aimed at meeting those requirements by providing a low volume assay system that will be capable of screening over 100,000 compounds per day. ..
- Instrumentation For High-Resolution Analysis of CancerJohn Zebala; Fiscal Year: 2007..Syntrix will commercialize the PhotoBlaster system that results from this research either through direct sales or through third-parties. ..
- INTERFACE MECHANICS, MATERIALS, AND TISSUE RESPONSEJoan Sanders; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- INTERFACE MECHANICS, MATERIALS, AND TISSUE RESPONSEJoan Sanders; Fiscal Year: 2003....
- INTERFACE MECHANICS, MATERIALS AND TISSUE RESPONSEJoan Sanders; Fiscal Year: 2007..The development of methods to predict and overcome the detrimental effects of residual limb shape change and ultimately prevent soft-tissue breakdown will help to prevent secondary disability and morbidity in the amputee population. ..
- NEW BIOMATERIALS TO MINIMIZE SCAR TISSUE FORMATIONJoan Sanders; Fiscal Year: 2002..e. soft-tissue complications that require surgical repair through use of a biomaterial. The new materials will prevent scar tissue formation and reduce the occurrence of secondary complications. ..
- Assessment of Tissue Response to StressJoan Sanders; Fiscal Year: 2006..this technology could be applied to other areas of rehabilitation, for example, shoe design for patients with insensate feet, cushion design for wheelchair users, and mattress design for bedridden patients [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Skin Adaptation to Mechanical StressJoan Sanders; Fiscal Year: 2006..By understanding the process of skin adaptation (natural skin strengthening) at both a cellular and molecular level, therapies to encourage skin adaptation before breakdown occurs can be intelligently pursued. ..
- ADIPOSE DERIVED STEM CELLS FOR TREATMENT OF INCONTINENCELARISSA RODRIGUEZ; Fiscal Year: 2008..Lastly, we will use an animal model of incontinence and decreased urethral resistance to test the hypothesis that these cells can be used to reconstruct a functional urethra as a treatment of stress incontinence. ..
- SkyScan 1172 High-resolution desk-top micro-CT systemJames Williams; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- NanobioReactor for monitoring small cell populationsAles Prokop; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- Optimizing Testis Transplantation to Study RET SignalingCathy Naughton; Fiscal Year: 2005..Determining how Ret affects testicular function will add to our understanding of human male infertility and may provide an avenue for new treatment strategies for infertile men with nonobstructive azoospermia. ..
- KINEMATICS AND STABILITY OF THE ARCH OF THE FOOTHarold Kitaoka; Fiscal Year: 2001..abstract_text> ..
- FOOT AND ANKLE BIOMECHANICS WITH ORTHOSIS AMBULATIONHarold Kitaoka; Fiscal Year: 2001..In addition to patients with arthritis, these orthoses will be useful for patients with ankle instability, subtalar instability, and neuromuscular disorders. ..
- Motor adaptation during human locomotionDANIEL FERRIS; Fiscal Year: 2005..In addition to providing important insight into the neural control of human locomotion, the project will advance robotic technologies for assisting gait rehabilitation and controlling powered lower limb prostheses. ..
- The Role of RET in SpermatogenesisCathy Naughton; Fiscal Year: 2005..The translation to human disease will be achieved by studying RET expression in male infertility cases of maturation arrest. ..
- Biopolymer Surfactants for Sealing Electroporated MembranesRAPHAEL CARL LEE; Fiscal Year: 2010..Finally, we will conduct studies in parallel to determine if surfactant rescued cells manifest normal phenotype during proliferation or exhibit effects of mutations caused by unrepaired DMA. ..
- Cross-linked Polymer Micelles in Cancer TherapyTatiana K Bronich; Fiscal Year: 2010..It is anticipated that these studies will lead to the design of new formulation of cisplatin for improved cancer treatment. ..
- Anti-larval measures for malaria control in The GambiaSteven Lindsay; Fiscal Year: 2007..The results from this study will make a major contribution to quantifying the importance of the use of Bs and Bti in the fight against malaria. ..
- Estrogen Influences on Fetal AdrenocorticotropinCharles Wood; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Mechanism of in-vitro agingLYSLE LEWIS; Fiscal Year: 2007..The proposed research will enhance our understanding of events that occur as a consequence of shortened chromosomes and factors that affect the rate of shortening. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Homocysteine/Hypertension & Vascular Lesion FormationPeter Lin; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- ELECTRIC INJURY--IMAGING OF THERMAL/NON-THERMAL ASPECTSRaphael Lee; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- IMPACT OF MENOPAUSE ON VAGINAL CONNECTIVE TISSUE SUPPORTPamela Moalli; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- SHORT-TERM RESEARCH TRAINING FOR MINORITY STUDENTSCharles Wood; Fiscal Year: 2008..The emphasis of this training program in the next five years will be to significantly expand the students' horizons and to recruit students into basic biomedical science. ..
- EVAPORATIVE LOSSES FROM SEMI-VOLATILE MIST SAMPLESPeter Raynor; Fiscal Year: 2002..Reevaluated data may be able to be used more effectively in epidemiological studies on the health effects of metalworking fluid mists. ..
- Volume-Outcomes in Incontinence SurgeryJennifer Anger; Fiscal Year: 2005..The primary outcome will be re-operation rates, repeat sling procedures (for failures), and other postoperative complications, stratified by high and low volume surgeons and hospitals. ..