surgical instruments


Summary: Hand-held tools or implements used by health professionals for the performance of surgical tasks.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi [Trocar site hernias. A rare but potentially dangerous complication of laparoscopic surgery]
    F Holzinger
    Klinik für Viszerale und Transplantationschirurgie, Universitat Bern, Inselspital, Bern, Schweiz, Germany
    Chirurg 73:899-904. 2002
  2. ncbi Prospective trial of endoscopic clips versus combination therapy in upper GI bleeding (PROTECCT--UGI bleeding)
    John R Saltzman
    Gastroenterology Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:1503-8. 2005
  3. ncbi Definition of postlumpectomy tumor bed for radiotherapy boost field planning: CT versus surgical clips
    Hadassah Goldberg
    Department of Oncology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 63:209-13. 2005
  4. ncbi Laparoscopic appendectomy using a single polymeric clip to close the appendicular stump
    Lars Ivo Partecke
    Department of General, Visceral, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 395:1077-82. 2010
  5. ncbi Safety and efficacy of the PrePex device for rapid scale-up of male circumcision for HIV prevention in resource-limited settings
    Jean Paul Bitega
    Kanombe Military Hospital, Kigali, Rwanda
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 58:e127-34. 2011
  6. ncbi The frequency and significance of discrepancies in the surgical count
    Caprice C Greenberg
    Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Surg 248:337-41. 2008
  7. pmc Migrated endoclip and stone formation after cholecystectomy: a new danger of acute pancreatitis
    Kemal Dolay
    Bakirkoy Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi Genel Cerrahi Klinigi Endoskopi Unitesi Istanbul, Turkey
    World J Gastroenterol 13:6446-8. 2007
  8. ncbi The relationship between hand size and difficulty using surgical instruments: a survey of 726 laparoscopic surgeons
    R Berguer
    Department of Surgery, University of California Davis, 4301 X Street, Rm 2310, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Surg Endosc 18:508-12. 2004
  9. ncbi "Sparing the surgeon": clinical experience with over-the-scope clips for gastrointestinal perforation
    L Seebach
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
    Endoscopy 42:1108-11. 2010
  10. ncbi Cryobiopsy increases the diagnostic yield of endobronchial biopsy: a multicentre trial
    J Hetzel
    Dept of Internal Medicine II, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
    Eur Respir J 39:685-90. 2012

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Publications250 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi [Trocar site hernias. A rare but potentially dangerous complication of laparoscopic surgery]
    F Holzinger
    Klinik für Viszerale und Transplantationschirurgie, Universitat Bern, Inselspital, Bern, Schweiz, Germany
    Chirurg 73:899-904. 2002
    ..Based on the literature and our own experience, some preventive recommendations are given to further reduce the risk of hernia formation at trocar sites...
  2. ncbi Prospective trial of endoscopic clips versus combination therapy in upper GI bleeding (PROTECCT--UGI bleeding)
    John R Saltzman
    Gastroenterology Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:1503-8. 2005
    ..It is not known if combination therapy of epinephrine injection and multipolar electrocoagulation or hemoclips are a more efficient or effective treatment for patients with acute nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding...
  3. ncbi Definition of postlumpectomy tumor bed for radiotherapy boost field planning: CT versus surgical clips
    Hadassah Goldberg
    Department of Oncology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 63:209-13. 2005
    ..To compare the location and extent of the tumor bed as defined by surgical clips and computed tomography (CT) scans, after lumpectomy, for electron boost planning as part of breast radiotherapy...
  4. ncbi Laparoscopic appendectomy using a single polymeric clip to close the appendicular stump
    Lars Ivo Partecke
    Department of General, Visceral, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 395:1077-82. 2010
  5. ncbi Safety and efficacy of the PrePex device for rapid scale-up of male circumcision for HIV prevention in resource-limited settings
    Jean Paul Bitega
    Kanombe Military Hospital, Kigali, Rwanda
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 58:e127-34. 2011
    ..To assess the safety and efficacy of the PrePex device for nonsurgical circumcision in adult males as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention program in Rwanda...
  6. ncbi The frequency and significance of discrepancies in the surgical count
    Caprice C Greenberg
    Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Surg 248:337-41. 2008
    ..To prospectively evaluate and accurately describe the rate and type of discrepancies encountered in the surgical count...
  7. pmc Migrated endoclip and stone formation after cholecystectomy: a new danger of acute pancreatitis
    Kemal Dolay
    Bakirkoy Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi Genel Cerrahi Klinigi Endoskopi Unitesi Istanbul, Turkey
    World J Gastroenterol 13:6446-8. 2007
    ..The patient underwent early endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with endoscopic sphincterotomy and stone extraction...
  8. ncbi The relationship between hand size and difficulty using surgical instruments: a survey of 726 laparoscopic surgeons
    R Berguer
    Department of Surgery, University of California Davis, 4301 X Street, Rm 2310, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Surg Endosc 18:508-12. 2004
    Hand size is an important variable to consider when designing hand tools. Laparoscopic surgical instruments have been reported to cause hand and upper extremity discomfort...
  9. ncbi "Sparing the surgeon": clinical experience with over-the-scope clips for gastrointestinal perforation
    L Seebach
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
    Endoscopy 42:1108-11. 2010
    ..Anastomosis leakage and larger dehiscence can also be treated to avoid further surgery, but the utility in this situation needs to be defined in the future...
  10. ncbi Cryobiopsy increases the diagnostic yield of endobronchial biopsy: a multicentre trial
    J Hetzel
    Dept of Internal Medicine II, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
    Eur Respir J 39:685-90. 2012
    ..001). Importantly, there was no difference in the incidence of significant bleeding. Endobronchial cryobiopsy is a safe technique with superior diagnostic yield in comparison with conventional forceps biopsy...
  11. ncbi Biliary complications secondary to post-cholecystectomy clip migration: a review of 69 cases
    Vui Heng Chong
    Endoscopy Unit, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital, Bandar Seri Begawan, BA 1710 Brunei Darussalam
    J Gastrointest Surg 14:688-96. 2010
    ..Post-cholecystectomy clip migration (PCCM) is rare and can lead to complications which include clip-related biliary stones. Most have been reported as case reports. This study reviews cases of clip migration reported in the literatures...
  12. ncbi Predictors and outcomes of intraprocedural rupture in patients treated for ruptured intracranial aneurysms: the CARAT study
    Lucas Elijovich
    Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0114, USA
    Stroke 39:1501-6. 2008
    ..Intraprocedural rupture (IPR) is a well known complication of intracranial aneurysm treatment. Risks and predictors of IPR and its impact on outcome have not been clearly established...
  13. ncbi Yield of tissue sampling for subepithelial lesions evaluated by EUS: a comparison between forceps biopsies and endoscopic submucosal resection
    Michael J Cantor
    Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 64:29-34. 2006
    ..Establishing a tissue diagnosis is difficult because the yield of forceps biopsies is low. However, prospective data evaluating tissue sampling techniques for subepithelial lesions are currently lacking...
  14. ncbi Incidence and characteristics of potential and actual retained foreign object events in surgical patients
    Robert R Cima
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:80-7. 2008
    ..Incidence of retained foreign objects (RFOs) after operations is unknown, as many can go unrecognized for years. We reviewed the incidence and characteristics of surgical RFO events at a tertiary care institution during 4 years...
  15. ncbi Cryoprobe biopsy increases the diagnostic yield in endobronchial tumor lesions
    Christian Schumann
    Center of Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine II, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:417-21. 2010
    ..The aim of this feasibility study was to prospectively evaluate the diagnostic yield and safety of cryobiopsy and forceps biopsy...
  16. ncbi High rate of adverse events following circumcision of young male adults with the Tara KLamp technique: a randomised trial in South Africa
    Emmanuel Lagarde
    INSERM U687, IFR69, Villejuif, France
    S Afr Med J 99:163-9. 2009
    ..The Tara KLamp (TK) device has been claimed to enable circumcisions to be performed safely and easily in medical and non-medical environments. Published evaluation studies have been conducted among young children only...
  17. ncbi Harmonic scalpel in pharyngolaryngectomy with radical neck dissection
    Angelo Salami
    ENT Department, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 37:633-7. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to verify the efficacy and applicability of the Ultracision Harmonic Scalpel (Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, OH) in pharyngolaryngectomy with radical neck dissection...
  18. ncbi Retained foreign bodies
    Caprice C Greenberg
    Department of Surgery, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Adv Surg 42:183-91. 2008
  19. ncbi Risk factors for retained instruments and sponges after surgery
    Atul A Gawande
    Departments of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:229-35. 2003
    ..Risk factors for medical errors remain poorly understood. We performed a case-control study of retained foreign bodies in surgical patients in order to identify risk factors for this type of error...
  20. ncbi Migrated endoclip and stone formation after cholecystectomy: a case treated by endoscopic sphincterotomy
    Takahiro Goshi
    Department of Gastroenterology and Oncology, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima
    Intern Med 48:2015-7. 2009
    ..We report a case of cholangitis due to a migrated endoclip and consequent choledocholithiasis 6 years after LC, which was successfully treated by endoscopic extraction...
  21. ncbi Maxillary sinus and ridge augmentations using a surface-derived autogenous bone graft
    Michael Peleg
    Department of Surgery, Division of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, FL 33136, USA
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 62:1535-44. 2004
    ..A handheld instrument is described that cuts and collects thin shavings of bone from cortical surfaces...
  22. ncbi Managing the prevention of retained surgical instruments: what is the value of counting?
    Natalia N Egorova
    InCHOIR International Center for Health Outcomes and Innovation Research, Department of Surgery, Columbia University, 600 W 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Ann Surg 247:13-8. 2008
    Preventing retained foreign bodies is critical for patient safety. However, the value of counting surgical instruments and the reliability of the information provided have never been quantified...
  23. ncbi Novel surgical instruments facilitating Descemet membrane dissection
    Efdal Yoeruek
    Department of Ophthalmology, Eberhard Karls University, Tuebingen, Germany
    Cornea 32:523-6. 2013
    ..To introduce 2 new untoothed curvilinear forceps for improved dissection of Descemet membrane (DM) and comparison with the 1-point forceps technique...
  24. pmc Laparoscopic appendectomy using a polymeric clip to close the appendicular stump
    Andrés Hanssen
    Instituto Medico La Floresta, Caracas, Venezuela
    JSLS 11:59-62. 2007
  25. ncbi Endoscopic closure of gastrointestinal leaks
    Gottumukkala Subba Raju
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Unit 1466, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 4009, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 104:1315-20. 2009
    ..A detailed review of the literature on this subject, along with a commentary on practical aspects in the management of patients with gastrointestinal leaks, is provided here...
  26. ncbi Hem-o-lok plastic clips in securing of the base of the appendix during laparoscopic appendectomy
    Samir Delibegovic
    Department of Surgery, University Clinic Center, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Surg Endosc 23:2851-4. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the technical feasibility and eventual advantages of this way of securing of the base of the appendix...
  27. ncbi Prospective trial of gasless laparoscopic Burch colposuspension using conventional surgical instruments
    G Willy Davila
    Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida, USA
    J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc 11:197-203. 2004
    ..To prospectively evaluate the use of gasless laparoscopy techniques in the performance of a traditional Burch colposuspension in women with urodynamically-demonstrated genuine stress incontinence and urethral hypermobility...
  28. ncbi Elimination of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy infectivity and decontamination of surgical instruments by using radio-frequency gas-plasma treatment
    H C Baxter
    School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, Joseph Black Building, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JJ, UK
    J Gen Virol 86:2393-9. 2005
    ..It is important that new methods are evaluated for effective removal of protein residues from surgical instruments. Here, radio-frequency (RF) gas-plasma treatment was investigated as a method of removing both the protein ..
  29. ncbi Clip-induced biliary stone
    V H Chong
    Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Medicine, RIPAS Hospital, Bandar Seri Begawan BA 1710, Negara Brunei Darussalam
    Singapore Med J 45:533-5. 2004
    ..We report two cases, a 58-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman, of clip- induced biliary stones resulting from surgical clip migration a few years after laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
  30. pmc Adverse health effects of child labor: high exposure to chromium and oxidative DNA damage in children manufacturing surgical instruments
    Muhammad Sughis
    Lung Toxicology Research Unit, Department of Public Health, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1469-74. 2012
    A considerable part of the worldwide production of surgical instruments takes place in Sialkot, Pakistan. Many children work in hazardous conditions in this industry.
  31. ncbi The acute hemodynamic effects of MitraClip therapy
    Robert J Siegel
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048 1804, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 57:1658-65. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the acute hemodynamic consequences of mitral valve (MV) repair with the MitraClip device (Abbott Vascular, Menlo Park, California)...
  32. ncbi Endoclip closure of jejunal perforation after balloon dilatation
    Shou Jiang Tang
    Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390 8887, USA
    Obes Surg 17:540-3. 2007
    ..We report a patient who had jejunal perforation during balloon dilatation after RYBGP, who was successfully closed with endoclip applications and managed non-operatively...
  33. pmc Fair trade for surgical instruments
    Mahmood F Bhutta
    Department of ENT, Guy s and St Thomas Hospital, London SE1 7EH Mahmood F Bhutta
    BMJ 333:297-9. 2006
  34. ncbi Visualization of the epigastric vessels and bladder before laparoscopic trocar placement
    William W Hurd
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio 45409 2793, USA
    Fertil Steril 80:209-12. 2003
    ..This study was designed to determine the effectiveness of these techniques to locate the epigastric vessels and superior bladder margin...
  35. ncbi MR liver imaging and cholangiography in the presence of surgical metallic clips at 1.5 and 3 Tesla
    Elmar M Merkle
    Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3808, Duke North Room 1417, Erwin Road, Durham, NC, 27710, USA
    Eur Radiol 16:2309-16. 2006
  36. ncbi Robotic pediatric cardiac surgery: present and future perspectives
    Yoshihiro Suematsu
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Surg 188:98S-103S. 2004
  37. ncbi The effect of intraluminal content on the bursting strength of vessels ligated with the harmonic ACE and LigaSure V
    Courtney K Phillips
    Department of Urology, Columbia University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    J Endourol 22:1383-7. 2008
    ..We evaluated the effect of intraluminal vessel content on bursting pressure (BP) after ligation with two ESDs: the Harmonic ACE and the LigaSure V...
  38. ncbi Transcatheter valve repair/implantation
    Robert J Siegel
    The Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Room 5623, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 27:1165-77. 2011
    ..Use of 3D TEE has proven to be a substantial advance for evaluating patients prior to percutaneous heart valve procedures and especially for guiding and monitoring percutaneous, transcatheter heart valve procedures...
  39. ncbi Avoiding major vessel injury during laparoscopic instrument insertion
    Stephanie D Pickett
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 11100 Euclid Avenue MAC 5034, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 37:387-97. 2010
    ..Methods for secondary port placement are reviewed in terms of direction, depth, and speed of placement...
  40. ncbi [120 laparoscopic adrenalectomies with a harmonic scalpel]
    M Kasalicky
    Chirurgická klinika 2 LF UK a UVN v Praze
    Rozhl Chir 88:439-43. 2009
    ..Typical indication for LA is the aldosteron-secreting adenoma, Cushing's syndrome, feochromocytoma or scarcity tumors such as adrenal cyst or myelolipomas...
  41. ncbi In vitro evaluation of MR imaging issues at 3T for aneurysm clips made from MP35N: Findings and information applied to 155 additional aneurysm clips
    F G Shellock
    University of Southern California and Institute for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Education, and Research, Los Angeles, 90045, USA
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 31:615-9. 2010
    ..Aneurysm clips need to be tested at 3T to characterize MR imaging concerns, including magnetic field interactions, MR imaging-related heating, and artifacts. Therefore, we evaluated these risks for aneurysm clips...
  42. pmc Quality of surgical instruments
    T Brophy
    Department of Clinical Physics, St Bartholomew s and Royal London Hospitals, London, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 88:390-3. 2006
    ..This study reports the surprising findings of a local quality control exercise for new instruments supplied to a single trust...
  43. ncbi Laparoscopic suturing evaluation among surgical residents
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    J Surg Res 93:133-6. 2000
    ..The residents were also evaluated on their suturing techniques using conventional instruments, the Endo Stitch, and the Suture Assistant...
  44. ncbi The effects of drilling force on cortical temperatures and their duration: an in vitro study
    K N Bachus
    University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Laboratory, 20 South 2030 East, Room 190BPR, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Med Eng Phys 22:685-91. 2000
  45. ncbi International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT) of neurosurgical clipping versus endovascular coiling in 2143 patients with ruptured intracranial aneurysms: a randomised trial
    Andrew Molyneux
    ISAT, Neurovascular Research Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE, UK
    Lancet 360:1267-74. 2002
    ..We undertook a randomised, multicentre trial to compare the safety and efficacy of endovascular coiling with standard neurosurgical clipping for such aneurysms judged to be suitable for both treatments...
  46. ncbi Ligasure versus Ultracision in thyroid surgery: a prospective randomized study
    Paola Vincenza Sartori
    Surgical Department, S Gerardo Hospital, University of Milan Bicocca, Via Pergolesi 33, 20052, Monza, Italy
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 393:655-8. 2008
    ..New hemostatic technologies (NT) are often employed in thyroid surgery in the effort to reduce operating time and complications. The aim of this study is to compare three different hemostatic techniques...
  47. ncbi Endoscopic marking with a metallic clip facilitates transcatheter arterial embolization in upper peptic ulcer bleeding
    Lars Gunnar Eriksson
    Department of Radiology, Akademiska sjukhuset, SE 751, 85 Uppsala, Sweden
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 17:959-64. 2006
    ..To enable accurate transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) of the target vessel, a new technique to localize the exact position of a bleeding ulcer was tested that involves endoscopic marking of the ulcer with a metallic clip...
  48. ncbi Results of group-circumcision of Muslim boys in Malaysia with a new type of disposable clamp
    R F Schmitz
    Department of Surgery, Green Heart Hospital, Gouda, The Netherlands
    Trop Doct 31:152-4. 2001
    ..Group circumcisions withTaraKlamp Circumcision Device (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) are safe, although proper patient selection and adequate training in using the device are mandatory...
  49. ncbi Surgical clip found in duodenal ulcer after laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    Nir Wasserberg
    Department of Surgery B, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 13:387-8. 2003
    ..Endoscopic removal is recommended when a surgical clip is discovered in a bleeding ulcer...
  50. ncbi Retained foreign bodies after surgery
    Amy E Lincourt
    Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203, USA
    J Surg Res 138:170-4. 2007
    ..Medical errors during surgery are not well studied. To define risk factors associated with this type of error, we performed a case control analysis...
  51. ncbi Thyroid surgery with the new harmonic scalpel: a prospective randomized study
    Haridimos Markogiannakis
    Department of Endocrine Surgery, Hippokrateion Hospital, Athens Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
    Surgery 149:411-5. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the results of total thyroidectomy using the new harmonic scalpel (FOCUS) with that with the previously available device (HARMONIC ACE)...
  52. ncbi Development and application of ultrasonic surgical instruments
    D Sun
    Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 44:462-7. 1997
    In this paper, a new approach for designing ultrasonic surgical instruments (USI) is presented...
  53. ncbi Comparison of ultrasonic energy, bipolar thermal energy, and vascular clips for the hemostasis of small-, medium-, and large-sized arteries
    K L Harold
    Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, 1000 Blythe Boulevard, MEB 601, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
    Surg Endosc 17:1228-30. 2003
    ..In addition, the spread of thermal injury from the UCS and the EBVS was compared...
  54. ncbi The use of the harmonic scalpel vs conventional knot tying for vessel ligation in thyroid surgery
    Allan E Siperstein
    Department of General Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave, Desk A80, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Arch Surg 137:137-42. 2002
    ..We hypothesized that the use of the harmonic scalpel could lead to a significant reduction in operative time as compared with knot tying in thyroid surgery...
  55. ncbi Percutaneous tracheostomy with single dilatation technique: a prospective, randomized comparison of Ciaglia blue rhino versus Griggs' guidewire dilating forceps
    Sushil P Ambesh
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
    Anesth Analg 95:1739-45, table of contents. 2002
    ..However, tracheal stoma over-dilation with GWDF and increase in peak airway pressure and rupture of tracheal rings with CBR remain major concerns...
  56. ncbi Decontamination of surgical instruments from prions. II. In vivo findings with a model system for testing the removal of scrapie infectivity from steel surfaces
    Karin Lemmer
    P24, Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies, Robert Koch Institut, Nordufer 20, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    J Gen Virol 89:348-58. 2008
    ..special decontamination procedures in order to prevent accidental transmission of these pathogens by surgical instruments. In the search for effective, instrument-compatible and routinely applicable decontamination procedures, a ..
  57. ncbi Routine vascular control using the Hem-o-lok clip in laparoscopic nephrectomy: animal study and clinical application
    Sidney K H Yip
    Department of Urology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
    J Endourol 18:77-81. 2004
    ..Herein, we report our experience using a polymer clip (Hem-o-lok) for routine control of the vessels during LPN in the animal and clinical setting...
  58. ncbi Comparative healing of rat fascia following incision with three surgical instruments
    Edward I Chang
    Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    J Surg Res 167:e47-54. 2011
    ..We hypothesize that incisions made with the pulsed radiofrequency energy device will result in a superior fascial healing profile compared with conventional electrosurgery...
  59. pmc Comparison of two percutaneous tracheostomy techniques, guide wire dilating forceps and Ciaglia Blue Rhino: a sequential cohort study
    Bernard G Fikkers
    Department of Intensive Care, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Crit Care 8:R299-305. 2004
    ..To evaluate and compare the peri-operative and postoperative complications of the two most frequently used percutaneous tracheostomy techniques, namely guide wire dilating forceps (GWDF) and Ciaglia Blue Rhino (CBR)...
  60. ncbi Surgical clips found at the hepatic duct after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a possible case of clip migration
    Seung Ik Ahn
    Department of Surgery, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 15:279-82. 2005
  61. ncbi Treatment of ruptured intracranial aneurysms: our approach
    P Khandelwal
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fujita Health University Hospital, Toyoake, Aichi 470 1192, Japan
    Minim Invasive Neurosurg 48:325-9. 2005
    ..Our purpose in writing this paper was to review the factors that determine the choice of treatment. In addition to this we wanted to study the benefits of surgical clipping for ruptured aneurysms over endovascular coiling...
  62. ncbi Thyroidectomy using the harmonic scalpel: analysis of 105 consecutive cases
    Larry Shemen
    Department of Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 127:284-8. 2002
    ..The purpose of this report was to evaluate the technical benefits, if any, of thyroidectomy using the harmonic scalpel versus conventional thyroidectomy...
  63. ncbi Harmonic scalpel for tonsillectomy
    Brian J Wiatrak
    Children s Hospital of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Laryngoscope 112:14-6. 2002
    ..To describe the Harmonic scalpel and review recent studies comparing its use in tonsillectomy with standard dissection and electrocautery...
  64. ncbi [The "Ultracision Harmonic Scalpel" ultrasound activated scalpel. Initial results in surgery of the tongue and soft palate]
    F U Metternich
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Hals Nasen Ohren Heilkunde des Universitätsklinikums Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr 52, 20246 Hamburg
    HNO 50:733-8. 2002
    ..In addition, based on the mechanical function the UAS has only little thermical effect on neighbouring tissues and enables a controlled tumor resection without damaging vital structures...
  65. ncbi Maximizing console surgeon independence during robot-assisted renal surgery by using the Fourth Arm and TilePro
    Craig G Rogers
    Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48202 2689, USA
    J Endourol 23:115-21. 2009
    ..We describe multiple uses of the fourth robotic arm and TilePro on the da Vinci S surgical system to maximize console surgeon independence from the assistant during robot-assisted renal surgery...
  66. ncbi [Incisional hernia at the trocar site in laparoscopic surgery]
    Antonio Imme
    UO di Chirurgia Generale 1, Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche, Trapianti d Organo e Tecnologie avanzate, Universita degli Studi di Catania, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Policlinico
    Chir Ital 58:605-9. 2006
    ..Particular attention needs to be paid to periumbilical gap suture, exposed to the trauma of trocar fixing, especially in obese and diabetic patients. In selected cases the other gaps should be sutured, including the 5 mm ones...
  67. ncbi Trocar site hernia after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair
    E Boldo
    Consorcio Hospitalario Provincial de Castellon, Avenida Ferrandis Salvador 50, 12100, Castellon, Spain
    Surg Endosc 21:798-800. 2007
    ..The incidence of trocar site hernia (TSH) after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR) is reported to be low. The present study investigates the associated risk factors, with a view to preventing this complication...
  68. ncbi Computed tomography appearance of the Lapra-Ty and Weck hem-o-lok clips in patients who recently underwent laparoscopic urologic surgery
    Alvaro Lucioni
    Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago IL 60637, USA
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 30:784-6. 2006
    ..Urologists and radiologists should be aware of the radiographic appearance of the LTC and WKHL given the ease with which they could be confused with urinary lithiasis when applied near the urinary system...
  69. pmc Comparative study of surgical instruments from sterile-service departments for presence of residual gram-negative endotoxin and proteinaceous deposits
    I P Lipscomb
    Environmental Healthcare Unit, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 7PX, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 44:3728-33. 2006
    The ineffective cleaning of surgical instruments may be a vector for the transmission of hospital-acquired infections...
  70. ncbi Laboratory evaluation of laparoscopic vascular clamps using a load-cell device--are all clamps the same?
    Hak J Lee
    Department of Urology, University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Urol 180:1267-72. 2008
    ..Based on our clinical experience the occlusive capabilities of vascular clamps appeared to be quite variable. We compared the occlusive force of currently available laparoscopic vascular clamps...
  71. ncbi Alternative surgical dissection techniques
    Thomas Carroll
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 4200 East Ninth Avenue, B 205, Denver, CO 80262, USA
    Otolaryngol Clin North Am 38:397-411. 2005
    ..With time, these dissection methods will prove their lasting power. Otolaryngologists have already begun to expand their applications and will surely play a role in their use and development...
  72. ncbi New trends in head and neck surgery: a prospective evaluation of the Harmonic Scalpel
    Angelo Salami
    Department of Otorhinolanyngology, University of Genoa, Italy
    Med Sci Monit 14:PI1-5. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to verify the efficacy and applicability of the Harmonic Scalpel in head and neck surgery...
  73. ncbi Direct trocar insertion vs Veress needle in nonobese patients undergoing laparoscopic procedures: a randomized prospective single-center study
    F Agresta
    Unità Operativa di Chirurgia Generale, Ospedale Civile, Via Forlanini 71, Vittorio Veneto TV, 31029, Italy
    Surg Endosc 18:1778-81. 2004
    ..Direct trocar insertion (DTI) has been reported as an alternative to the VN for creation of the pneumoperitoneum...
  74. ncbi The safety and efficacy of direct trocar insertion with elevation of the rectus sheath instead of the skin for pneumoperitoneum
    Mustafa Ziya Günenç
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Ankara Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 15:80-1. 2005
    ..Total complication rates were 15.7% (n = 33) and 3.3% (n = 4) in groups 1 and 2, respectively (P < 0.05). Direct trocar insertion with elevation of the rectus sheath using 2 towel clips is an easy, safe, and effective technique...
  75. ncbi [Trocars and hernias: a simple, cheap remedy]
    Nicola Di Lorenzo
    Cattedra di Chirurgia Generale, Universita di Roma Tor Vergata
    Chir Ital 57:87-90. 2005
    ..Such hernias are attributed to the difficulty of applying standard suturing techniques to wound closure. We report our experience with a simple device, the Deschamps ligature needle...
  76. ncbi Ultrasonic glossectomy--simple and bloodless
    Anthony Po Wing Yuen
    Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, SAR, China
    Head Neck 27:690-5. 2005
    ..The aim of the study was the evaluation of the feasibility of glossectomy using an ultrasonic-activated surgical instrument...
  77. ncbi [Harmonic scalpel in laparoscopic surgery]
    Zdravko Perko
    Klinika za kirurgiju, KB Split, Spinciceva 1, 21000 Split
    Lijec Vjesn 126:246-50. 2004
    ..The average hospital stay was 2.8 days. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, appendectomy and cyst fenestration using the harmonic scalpel are safe and successful operations, with good results and advantages of the minimally invasive surgery...
  78. ncbi Experience from "double-insurance bypass." Surgical results and additional techniques to achieve complex aneurysm surgery in a safer manner
    Tatsuya lshikawa
    Department of Neurosurgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo 060 8638, Japan
    Surg Neurol 63:485-90; discussion 490. 2005
    ..We have attempted the double-insurance bypass in 15 patients and, herein, report the efficacies and limitations of the procedure, and surgical techniques to make this procedure safer...
  79. ncbi A pilot study of endoscopic closure of colonic perforations with endoclips in a swine model
    Gottumukkala S Raju
    Center for Endoscopic Research, Training, and Innovation CERTAIN, Department of Medicine, Surgery and Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0764, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 62:791-5. 2005
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and the safety of endoscopic closure of colonic perforations with endoclips in a porcine model...
  80. ncbi Tumor bed delineation for partial breast and breast boost radiotherapy planned in the prone position: what does MRI add to X-ray CT localization of titanium clips placed in the excision cavity wall?
    Anna M Kirby
    Department of Academic Radiotherapy, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton, United Kingdom
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 74:1276-82. 2009
  81. ncbi Corneal and conjunctival toxicity of disinfectants--assessing safety for use with ophthalmic surgical instruments
    Masahiko Ayaki
    Department of Ophthalmology, Fujigaoka Hospital, Showa University School of Medicine, 1 30 Fujigaoka, Aobaku Yokohama 227 8501, Kanagawa, Japan
    Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 48:292-5. 2007
    ..and ortho-phthalaldehyde appears to be within safe levels following washing procedures and therefore the use of these disinfectants may be suitable for selected ophthalmic surgical instruments in urgent or under-equipped circumstances.
  82. ncbi Comparative analysis of 5-mm trocars: dilating tip versus non-shielded bladed
    Assia A Stepanian
    Center for Women s Care and Reproductive Surgery, Gynecologic Endoscopy, Atlanta, Georgia 30328, USA
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 14:176-83. 2007
  83. ncbi Colonic perforation after endoclip placement for delayed post-endoscopic-resection bleeding
    Kenji Tominaga
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Toho University Ohashi Medical Center, 2 17 6 Ohashi, Meguro ku, Tokyo 153 8515, Japan
    Gastrointest Endosc 64:839-41. 2006
  84. ncbi Prevention of trocar site hernias: description of the safe port plug technique and preliminary results
    Carlos Moreno-Sanz
    Department of Surgery, La Mancha Centro General Hospital, San Juan, Ciudad Real, Spain
    Surg Innov 15:100-4. 2008
  85. ncbi A laparoscopic bipolar cutting forceps can assist in a case of difficult vaginal hysterectomy
    Bradford W Fenton
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Summa Health System, Akron, OH 44303 2090, USA
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 13:331-3. 2006
    ..Surgical techniques that more easily and safely permit completion of hysterectomy by the vaginal approach can improve outcomes for all...
  86. ncbi Successful endoscopic repair of an unusual colonic perforation following polypectomy using an endoclip device
    Francesco Barbagallo
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Transplantation and Advanced Technologies, University of Catania, Via Messina 354 95126 Catania, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 13:2889-91. 2007
    ..Ours is the first case that the perforation itself was caused by the improper functioning of a therapeutic device...
  87. ncbi Comparison of five different abdominal access trocar systems: analysis of insertion force, removal force, and defect size
    D M Shafer
    Department of Surgery, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
    Surg Innov 13:183-9. 2006
    ..Further study is required to determine if these properties translate to an actual improvement in patient outcome...
  88. ncbi Rapid method for the sensitive detection of protein contamination on surgical instruments
    I P Lipscomb
    Environmental Healthcare Unit, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    J Hosp Infect 62:141-8. 2006
    ..currently rely on simple visual confirmation of cleanliness as an assessment of the efficacy of cleaning surgical instruments. The inherent inability to monitor low levels of infectious or proteinaceous contamination on surgical ..
  89. ncbi Systems for tracking minimally invasive surgical instruments
    M K Chmarra
    Department of Biomechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
    Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol 16:328-40. 2007
    ..A great number of systems can be used in training environment only, most systems do not allow the use of real laparoscopic instruments, and only a small number of systems provide force feedback...
  90. ncbi Trocar placement for laparoscopic abdominal procedures: a simple standardized method
    George S Ferzli
    Department of Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 198:163-73. 2004
  91. ncbi Effectiveness of the ultrasonic coagulating shears, LigaSure vessel sealer, and surgical clip application in biliary surgery: a comparative analysis
    B D Matthews
    Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203, USA
    Am Surg 67:901-6. 2001
  92. pmc The navy surgeon's chest: surgical instruments of the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic War
    Jonathan Charles Goddard
    Department of Urology, Leicester General Hospital, Gwendolen Road, Leicester LE5 4PW, UK
    J R Soc Med 97:191-7. 2004
  93. ncbi Laparoscopic cholecystectomy by ultrasonic dissection without cystic duct and artery ligature
    C G S Huscher
    Department of Surgery, San Giovanni Hospital, Via dell Amba Aradam, 00184 Rome, Italy
    Surg Endosc 17:442-51. 2003
    ..Ultrasonically activated scissors may divide both vessels and cystic duct, with no need of further ligature, and possibly reduce the risk of thermal injuries...
  94. ncbi Carpal tunnel release using a short palmar incision and a new knife
    S Avci
    Department of Orthopaedics, Faith University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    J Hand Surg Br 25:357-60. 2000
    ..At a minimum follow-up of 6 months, all but one of the patients were satisfied with the final result. Mild scar tenderness was seen in two patients and pillar pain in one patient...
  95. ncbi Microsuture-tying forceps with attached scissors for bypass surgery
    Michihiro Kohno
    Department of Neurosurgery, Fuji Brain Institute and Hospital, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
    Surg Neurol 60:463-6. 2003
    ..This microforceps avoids having to exchange instruments twice in one suturing, such as that between a microsuture-tying forceps or a microneedle holder and microscissors in conventional methods...
  96. ncbi Effects of steel scalpel, ultrasonic scalpel, CO2 laser, and monopolar and bipolar electrosurgery on wound healing in guinea pig oral mucosa
    Uttam K Sinha
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, 1200 North State Street, Room 4136, Box 795, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Laryngoscope 113:228-36. 2003
    ..The study's objective was to compare instrument performance and tissue healing when steel scalpel, ultrasonic scalpel, monopolar or bipolar electrosurgical instruments, or CO2 laser was used in an animal oral surgery model...
  97. ncbi Open carpal tunnel release using a 1-centimeter incision: technique and outcomes for 104 patients
    Richard D Klein
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor 48109, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 111:1616-22. 2003
    ..There were no significant changes in Jebsen-Taylor Hand Function Test results or pinch/grip strength. Minimal-incision open carpal tunnel release can be performed safely and is associated with good functional outcomes...
  98. ncbi End-to-side anastomoses in small arteries with partial lateral clipping. An experimental study
    K M Akay
    Department of Neurosurgery, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
    Minim Invasive Neurosurg 46:22-8. 2003
    ..5 mm), currently, the exclusive clips for the technique are not available commercially. 3) Further clinical implications of the technique may be investigated...
  99. ncbi Is umbilical flora responsible for wound infection after laparoscopic surgery?
    Ismail Hamzaoglu
    Department of General Surgery, Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 14:263-7. 2004
    ..The umbilical flora and the bile are not the source of the surgical site infections after laparoscopic surgery in our study despite the considerations in the literature...
  100. ncbi Endoscopic repair of a colonic perforation following polypectomy using an endoclip
    Sonny S Dhalla
    Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, Manitoba
    Can J Gastroenterol 18:105-6. 2004
    ..Endoscopic repair using an endoclip device for colonic perforation following polypectomy is described. This is the first case report of a repair following a regular polypectomy-induced perforation described in the English literature...
  101. ncbi Major and minor injuries during the creation of pneumoperitoneum. A multicenter study on 12,919 cases
    M Catarci
    Lap Group Roma, Gruppo Laparoscopico Romano, Via A Borelli, 5, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Surg Endosc 15:566-9. 2001
    ..Complications during the creation of pneumoperitoneum were given a high priority of investigation, and a retrospective enquiry was immediately carried out...

Research Grants73

  1. Shared Mechanisms of Valvular and Vascular Calcification
    JOEL DAVID MORRISETT; Fiscal Year: 2012
  2. In-reach for Successful Aging through Education(i-SAGE)
    Vyjeyanthi S Periyakoil; Fiscal Year: 2013
  3. Beta Camera and Laparoscopic Probe for Surgical Cancer Removal.
    FARHAD DAGHIGHIAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The prototypes of these cameras will be designed to pass electrical and environmental standards of surgical instruments, and will be sent to CSA in order to obtain UL safety certificates...
  4. Determining Prevalence of Acute Bilirubin Encephalopathy in Developing Countries
    Tina Marye Slusher; Fiscal Year: 2013
  5. ACES: Abstinence and Contraception Education Storehouse
    JOSEFINA JAYME CARD; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..More highly skilled health educators and stronger, more efficacious, and more cost-effectively- produced youth-focused prevention programs should be the result. ..
  6. Enhancing Kidney Donation Through Live Organ Video Educated Donors (LOVED)
    Frank A Treiber; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..These experiences will foster increased efficacy and motivation to complete the LDKT process as a patient or donor. ..
  7. Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies for Human Prion Diseases
    MARTIN JOSEPH SADOWSKI; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..blood transfusion or organ transplant, ingestion of prion contaminated food, or use of prion contaminated surgical instruments. Following extra-CNS exposure, PrPSc replicates within the lymphoid organs for months to years before CNS ..
  8. Cerebral Aneurysm Clipping Training Simulator using Virtual Reality and Haptics
    P Pat Banerjee; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We also modeled aneurysm clips in 3D. Phase II focuses on programming the simulator for craniotomy, dural opening, and aneurysm clipping, and on validation. ..
  9. Developmental Social Neuroscience in Infants At-Risk for Autism
    ..The results of this project will help to detect and diagnose autism and, by understanding affected brain systems, to develop more effective treatments. ..
  10. Disposable Instrument for Broader Patient Access to Vision Restoration Therapy
    Robert B Aramant; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..By transplanting sheets of retinal tissue, vision can be saved and improved. The proposed research will develop a special surgical instrument that will help make transplant of retinal tissue broadly available as a therapy. ..
  11. Probabilistic Modeling of Stenotic Aortic Valve Intervention
    Wei Sun; Fiscal Year: 2013
  12. SENSIMMER? Virtual Phaco Trainer for Cataract Surgery
    P Banerjee; Fiscal Year: 2009
  13. Asthma Mobile App Development, Dissemination and Evaluation
    Jonathan D Klein; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The application will be integrated into the EQIPP asthma course allowing it to also be used as tool for improvement to help physicians monitor asthma self management of their patients. ..
  14. Compensatory Expressive Behavior for Social Functioning with Facial Paralysis
    Kathleen Rives Bogart; Fiscal Year: 2012
  15. Middle School Media Literacy for Reproductive Health
    TRACY MARIE SCULL; Fiscal Year: 2013
  16. Image-Guided Workstation and Tools for the Treatment of Bone Defects
    Mehran Armand; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Standard surgical instruments are unable to access the cavities deep behind the component (sometimes extending all the way to the sacro-..
  17. Teen CHAT:Improving physician communication with adolescents about healthy weight
    Kathryn I Pollak; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..abstract_text> ..
  18. Evaluation of Web-Based CBT for Rape Victims
    Heather Littleton; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Finally, because the treatment involves structured modules, it can rapidly be disseminated and adopted in the field. ..
  19. First Person Vision for Objective Evaluation of Caregiving Quality
    JUDITH T MATTHEWS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..FPV data gathered in these investigations will be used to develop algorithms for an innovative, automated tool for objective assessment and timely, tailored intervention aimed at improving caregiving quality and safety. ..
  20. Preparatory Aid to Improve Decision Making about Cancer Clinical Trials
    Neal J Meropol; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Unfortunately, very few cancer patients take part in these studies. This program uses the Internet to deliver video information about clinical trials to patients, to help them consider this option and ultimately improve cancer therapy. ..
  21. Targeted Fluorescence Imaging of Nerves for Surgical Guidance
    CRISTINA TAN HEHIR; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..infrared fluorescent contrast agents targeting nerves, and (2) dedicated compact and minimally invasive surgical instruments to simultaneously image nerve fluorescence and anatomy in real-time...
  22. Role of inflammatory response in aortic valve lesions
    Xianzhong Meng; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..These studies will provide important insights into the molecular mechanisms by which pro-inflammatory signaling mediates AVMF osteogenic responses and aortic valve lesions. ..
  23. On-line Ergonomics Solutions
    DAN MACLEOD; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..A general class of conditions that involve the nerves, tendons, muscles, and supporting structures of the body. Risk factors include awkward postures, excessive force, repetitive motions, static load, and vibration. ..
  24. Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Calcific Aortic Stenosis
    Bin Zhou; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The information would have direct implications in the development of new therapeutic strategies for this most common valve disease. ..
  25. The narrative impact of active video games on physical activity
    Tom Baranowski; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Such inquiries would help to create innovative and effective media products to be applied to various health interventions. ..
  26. The Causal Role of Acute Alcohol Consumption in Risky Sex among HIV-Positive MSM
    Paul Shuper; Fiscal Year: 2013
  27. Robotic Natural Orifice Skull Base Surgery
    ROBERT JAMES WEBSTER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..compared to highly invasive transfacial and transcranial approaches, the endonasal approach - in which surgical instruments are deployed to the skull base through a nostril and the nasal cavities - is only used in a small ..
  28. The Affective Roots of Moral Development: Naturalistic and Experimental Studies
    JOSEPH JOHN CAMPOS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Moreover, the research can inform interventions on parenting behaviors intended to promote the early acquisition of moral values. ..
  29. Cognitive Control of Emotion in Autism
    Carla A Mazefsky; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This information can then be used to develop novel treatments to improve emotional and social functioning in autism. ..
  30. An Interactive Website to Reduce HIV Risk Behavior among Adolescents
    Sonya S Brady; Fiscal Year: 2010
  31. Development of a High Efficiency Plasma Sterilizer
    BRIAN BROSDAHL; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Sterilization of critical medical devices, such as surgical instruments, biopsy forceps, cardiac and urinary catheters, implants and needles, is a major issue of responsibility ..
  32. Advanced Laser Technology for Fractional Skin Resurfacing and Other Surgical Appl
    RAVINDER JAIN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..relevance of this research is that it will lead in the long term to efficient, unique, and versatile laser surgical instruments that will have applications in a large range of surgical procedures including dermatology, laryngology, ..
  33. Microtechnology-Enhanced Surgical Device For Pediatric Lens Capsulotomy And Treat
    Christopher Keller; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The proposed device simplifies and automates a technically challenging surgical task in cataract surgery. ..
  34. Genetic contributions to deficits in adaptive function in schizophrenia
    Tatiana Sitnikova; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..They may help to develop a new endophenotype of schizophrenia to assist search for susceptibility genes of this disorder. ..
  35. Multivariate Representations of Emotion
    Kevin S LaBar; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Moreover, identifying patterns of overlap between specific emotion categories may further aid efforts to understand comorbidity issues in anxiety and mood disorders. ..
  36. Development of a Multi-Resolution Foveated Laparoscope
    Hong Hua; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..of physically advancing or withdrawing the probe, and maintain a low profile to minimize interfaces with surgical instruments. We overcome the limitations of existing laparoscopes by optically coupling a wide-angle system with an ..
  37. Robot-assisted prostate surgery using augmented reality with deformable models
    Peter Kazanzides; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..the prostate tissue that occurs throughout the prostatectomy procedure due to the interaction between the surgical instruments and the prostate tissue...
  38. Optimizing duration of antibiotics after valve surgery for infective endocarditis
    Vivian H Chu; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..From a societal perspective, a reduction in antibiotic usage has the potential to decrease selection of resistant bacterial isolates and to reduce costs related to prolonged intravenous antibiotic therapy. ..
    SHAW WEI DAVID TSEN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Continued exploration of this laser PR technology is expected to generate additional applications including sterilization of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, surgical wounds, and surgical instruments, and combating bioterror threats.
  40. Video Exposure Assessment of Hand Activity Level
    Robert G Radwin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Ultimately this translational research might lead to a video-based direct reading exposure assessment instrument with broad applications for occupational health and safety. ..
  41. Applying Mobile-Persuasive Technologies to Increase Physical Activity in Women
    Yoshimi Fukuoka; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Public health relevance: 86% of US adults use mobile phones. Evaluating mobile persuasive technologies is critical because it could be easily administered to large number of sedentary women. ..
  42. E-Learning Assisted HAZWOPER Training for Coroners and Medical Examiners
    JAMES PATRICK O'BRIEN; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The application is rated at a priority score level of 38. ..
  43. Intraoperative OCT Guidance of Intraocular Surgery
    Cynthia Ann Toth; Fiscal Year: 2013 distinguish delicate, microscopic tissue structures of subtle contrast, or to judge the location of surgical instruments relative to adjacent microstructures, limits achievement of surgical endpoints and patient outcomes...
  44. Interactive ELSI Curriculum for Primary Care Residents
    Michael Wilkes; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Finally, we have experience, resources, motivation and programmatic support to successfully develop, implement and evaluate this ELSI curriculum. ..
  45. Substance Use Prevention Media Literacy High School Curriculum
    JANIS KUPERSMIDT; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This project will result in the development of a commercially available, teacher-friendly, educational tool with empirically-tested results. ..
  46. Preventing Blood and Body Fluid Exposures during Surgical Procedures.
    Douglas J Myers; Fiscal Year: 2011 practices: double-gloving, the use of blunt suture needles and "hands-free techniques" for passing surgical instruments during operations...
    Eric Vanman; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..The results of these two experiments should assist in more effective interventions to reduce contemporary forms of prejudice. ..
  48. Surgical Instrument Guide-MEMS (SIG-MEMS)
    VLADIMIR RUBTSOV; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..It will warn the surgeon when the instrument is approaching a vital part of the tissue, and will simultaneously provide important instrument positioning information in relation to other instruments. ..
    Kimberly Kelly Wintenberg; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..We propose to inoculate stainless steel conventional surgical instruments with vegetative bacteria or spores and assess the conditions required to achieve sterilization of these ..
  50. Health Information Technology to Facilitate Patient-centered Communication in Can
    DERSHUNG YANG; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Videos produced in the local clinic setting showing the providers that patients will interface with can put a more personal touch on the information to be conveyed to patients and could be more effective. ..
    Judith Frydman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Our proposed experiments are aimed at obtaining functional, mechanistic and structural insights into the role of chaperones in de novo folding. ..
  52. Development of fMRI Studies of Social-Emotional Information Processing
    EMIL FRANK COCCARO; Fiscal Year: 2013
    Jo Fleming; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..abstract_text> ..
  54. Clinical study of RFID Tagged Surgical Sponges and Instruments
    DAVID SZAKELYHIDI; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..order to further develop the surgical tracking device into a system which can count not only sponges, but surgical instruments as well. Several major technological challenges must be overcome in order to achieve this goal...
  55. Mobile Just-In-Time Training of Emergency Response Personnel - Phase II
    CESAR BANDERA; Fiscal Year: 2009
  56. Automated retraction for thoracotomy: Improved recovery of respiratory function a
    HUGH CRENSHAW; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The goal of this project is to develop a new surgical instrument that greatly decreases respiratory dysfunction and pain after thoracotomy. ..
  57. Community Skills Video Game for Children with Autism
    AMY MAGUIRE; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Social relevance to parents and professionals will be examined with a survey. This Phase I feasibility study will provide the foundation for Phase II evaluation of outcomes across a greater number of skills and participants. ..
  58. Efficacy of DVD Technology in COPD Self-Management Education of Rural Patients
    Michael Stellefson; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  59. Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgical Instrument
    SOHEILA MIRHASHEMI; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  60. Family Education for Confirmed Newborn Screen
    David Sandberg; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This model has significant potential for commercialization through the publication of patient education programs across the full spectrum of chronic medical conditions identified by expanded newborn screen. ..
  61. A Unified Surgical Instrument System for Periodontal Minimally Invasive Surgery
    STEPHEN HARREL; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The resulting system, based on the surgical consultants evaluations and scores, will be used in a Phase 2 multicenter controlled clinical evaluation of MIS. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  62. Middle School Media Literacy for Reproductive Health
    TRACY SCULL; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This project will result in the development of a commercially available, teacher- friendly, educational tool with empirically-tested results. ..
  63. High Intensity Ultrasound in Gastroenterology
    JOO HWANG; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..It is anticipated that this work will help to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms of HIFU and its potential role for other GI applications such as tumor therapy. ..
  64. Chlipoplex Nanoparticle Prophylactics for RSV Infection
    Shyam Mohapatra; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  65. Femtosecond Laser Posterior Lamellar Keratoplasty
    Tibor Juhasz; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..of pre-Descemet's stroma can avert these problems, however, the difficulty of surgery using traditional surgical instruments limits the use of these procedures to a very few highly skilled surgeons...
  66. Antimicrobial Nanocoating
    R Dillingham; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..g. indwelling catheters, central lines, prostheses and other invasive devices); and 2) treating dental and surgical instruments to help prevent infections in non-ideal settings (e.g...
  67. Long-Term Exercise Maintenance via Internet Support
    Paul Williams; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..We estimate that we will be able to detect differences in exercise cessation rates between the intervention and control group of 0.45% in runners and walkers separately (alpha=0.05, 80% statistical power). ..
  68. Effect of Mood on Impulsivity Among Adolescent Smokers
    Chad Gwaltney; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The long-term objective of this research is to improve adolescent smoking prevention and cessation efforts by gaining a better understanding of the mechanisms leading to smoking in this population. ..
  69. Imaging & Localizing Device Using the Barkhausen Effect
    John Dicello; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Existing reconstruction techniques will be adapted to provide absolute spatial information. With fusion, images can be combined with CT, MRI, or PET for anatomical and physiological information. ..
  70. Contribution of emotional memory to social cognition in aging
    Haiyin Chen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Understanding its normal function and changes between the young and old amygdala will be a critical step toward finding effective treatments for these diseases. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  71. ACES: Abstinence and Contraception Education Storehouse
    JOSEFINA CARD; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  72. Supporting Transition In Vocation and Education (STRIVE)
    Cynthia Baker; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  73. Clinical and Basic Neurobiology of Nervous System Diseases
    George Heninger; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..