• Congestive heart failure, which is the steadily declining ability of the heart to pump blood, is one of the leading causes of death. (encyclopedia.com)
  • According to the American Heart Association, an estimated five million Americans are living with heart failure and over 400,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Though medication and surgical techniques can help control symptoms, the only cure for heart failure is an organ transplant. (encyclopedia.com)
  • A penile prosthesis is another treatment option for men with erectile dysfunction ( ED ). These devices are either malleable or inflatable. (medicinenet.com)
  • Sometimes a penile prosthesis is implanted during surgery to reconstruct the penis when scarring has caused erections to curve (Peyronie's disease). (medicinenet.com)
  • How Does the Penile Prosthesis Work? (medicinenet.com)
  • The inflatable penile prosthesis consists of two cylinders -- a reservoir and a pump -- which are placed surgically in the body. (medicinenet.com)
  • While men who have had the prosthesis surgery can see the small surgical scar where the bottom of the penis meets the scrotal sac, other people probably will be unable to tell that a man has an inflatable penile prosthesis. (medicinenet.com)
  • A penile prosthesis does not change sensation on the skin of the penis or a man's ability to reach orgasm . (medicinenet.com)
  • Once a penile prosthesis is put in, however, it may destroy the natural erection reflex. (medicinenet.com)
  • A penile prosthesis, or penile implant, is a medical device which is surgically implanted within the corpora cavernosa of the penis during a surgical procedure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Less commonly, a penile prosthesis may also be used in the final stage of plastic surgery phalloplasty to complete female to male gender reassignment surgery as well as during total phalloplasty for adult and child patients that need male genital modification. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sometimes a penile prosthesis is implanted during surgery to alter, construct or reconstruct the penis in phalloplasty. (wikipedia.org)
  • The British Journal of Urology International reports that unlike metoidioplasty for female to male sexual reassignment patients, which may result in a penis that is long but narrow, current total phalloplasty neophallus creation using a musculocutaneous latissimus dorsi flap could result in a long, large volume penis which enables safe insertion of any type of penile prosthesis. (wikipedia.org)
  • This same technique enables male victims of minor to serious iatrogenic, accidental or intentional penile trauma injuries (or even total emasculation) caused by accidents, child abuse or self-mutilation to have penises suitable for penile prosthesis implantation enabling successful sexual intercourse. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are two primary types of penile prosthesis: noninflatable, semirigid devices and inflatable devices. (wikipedia.org)
  • Almost all implanted penile prosthesis devices perform satisfactorily for a decade or more before needing replacement. (wikipedia.org)
  • Surgical treatment of penile prosthesis erosion. (erasmus.gr)
  • In one aspect of the present invention, the implantation of the prosthesis allows for occluding fluid to weep from the prosthesis and into a sac of an aneurysm to cause occlusion thereof without introducing the occluding fluid into the blood stream. (google.com)
  • Angiogenesis by bFGF is important for endothelialization in vascular prostheses and is significant from shortly after implantation. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Antithrombogenicity is important when the diameter of vascular prostheses become small for satisfactory patency. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Collateral formation in ischemic heart disease is induced by angiogenic factors including bFGF.We hypothesized that tissue-fragmented (TF-) grafts are rich of angiogenic activity from shortly after implantation and it ability may work for collateral formation to the ischemic area when it is used for a small diameter vascular prosthesis in the coronary artery position. (nii.ac.jp)
  • These results demonstrated that endogenous bFGF is important for endothelialization due to angiogenesis in fabric vascular prostheses, whereas thrombus and infection might have a negative effect. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Publications] Tomizawa Y: 'Endogenous basic fibroblast growth factor for endothelialization due to angiogenesis in fabric vascular prostheses' ASAIO J. 42. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Vascular prosthesis suitable for use as a surgical graft is produced by implanting a rod or tube in a living host animal such as a sheep and allowing collagenous tissue to grow on the implant to form a coherent tubular wall of collagenous tissue. (patents.com)
  • The implant is subsequently removed and the tubular wall of collagenous tissue is stripped from the rod or tube and tanned in glutaraldehyde to serve as a vascular prosthesis. (patents.com)
  • A visco-elastic motion-limiting artificial intervertebral disc prosthesis is provided that mimics the physiologic function of a normal spinal disc. (google.co.uk)
  • This invention relates to the design and use of a unique disc prosthesis for the lumbar and thoracic spine. (google.es)
  • Though medication and surgical techniques can help control symptoms, the only cure for heart failure is an organ transplant. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The present invention relates to a system for the modification of a prosthesis so that the basic prosthesis can be used in normal surgical procedures and in which certain surfaces can also be adjusted to be used in revision knee surgery or in normal surgery when it is desired to augment the thickness of the prosthesis at various bone contact surfaces. (google.com)
  • Some studies indicate a high level of patient satisfaction, attributable in part to improved technology in the prosthesis itself, improved surgical techniques making the procedure less painful, and more reasonable patient expectations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Similar extra-anatomic solutions used in extreme cases of supracoronary aortic valve placement with no native ostial compromise should always be accompanied by native ostia surgical closure (unless the grafts are placed because only a partial coronary occlusion is assumed - such as in a coronary ostium in close proximity to the valve annulus), which may not be feasible through the metal frame of the TAVR prosthesis. (ctsnet.org)
  • The Plaintiff's claim in this case arose out of alleged negligence on the part of the Defendant Hospital in failing to diagnose a faulty knee prosthesis over a number of years, resulting in little or no quality of life for the Plaintiff, severe and debilitating pain, unnecessary treatment, and an addiction to painkilling medication. (aclsolicitors.ie)
  • The plaintiff filed an amended complaint alleging that the prosthesis manufactured by the defendant "was failed and meet the life expectancy. (justia.com)
  • In July of that year, he underwent a resection of the tumour and the insertion of a prosthesis. (aclsolicitors.ie)
  • said seal being resilient and serving not only to pressurize said cement but also to control the position of the prosthesis by its shape and control the insertion depth of the prosthesis by its thickness. (google.co.uk)
  • 11. The prosthesis inserter as claimed in claim 10 including a locator spaced away from the attachment device and adapted to engage the prosthesis to prevent axial and angular movement thereof in relation to the insertion axis of the inserter. (google.co.uk)
  • The invention is directed to bioengineered graft prostheses made from two or more superimposed, chemically bonded layers of processed tissue material prepared from cleaned tissue material derived from animal sources. (google.com.au)
  • The bioengineered graft prostheses of the invention are prepared using methods that preserve cell compatibility, strength, and bioremodelability of the processed tissue matrix. (google.com.au)
  • The invention is directed to bioengineered graft prostheses prepared from cleaned tissue material derived from animal sources. (google.com.au)
  • Methods and devices for the stabilization of heart tissue to treat congestive heart failure using a therapeutic composition are discussed. (google.com)
  • Pathology of heart valve substitution with mechanical and tissue prostheses. (springer.com)
  • AbstractObjectivesTo investigate the impact of the introduction of the next generation self ‐expanding (SE) and balloon‐expandable (BE) transcatheter heart valves (THVs) on the incidence of prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).BackgroundPPM is a risk factor for accelerated degeneration of bioprosthetic aortic valves. (medworm.com)
  • On 24 August 2010, DePuy, a subsidiary of American giant Johnson and Johnson, recalled its ASR (articular surface replacement) hip prostheses from the market. (bmj.com)
  • It might be possible to have patent grafts in the coronary position, if we could have fine basic small-diameter fabric prosthesis with good handling characteristics, excellent antithrombogenicity. (nii.ac.jp)
  • The authors report a case of early migration of a self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve prosthesis causing coronary obstruction and myocardial infarction. (ctsnet.org)
  • Thirty-two days later she presented with acute angina, ruled-in for myocardial infarction, and was found to have iatrogenic coronary obstruction from the aortic valve prosthesis due to cephalad migration. (ctsnet.org)
  • Certain cements have a notably higher rate of failure than others, and if used on this patient it may be the likely cause of his pain and immobility. (theexpertinstitute.com)
  • Success of implant-supported or -retained prostheses, in general, is predicated on meticulous patient selection and preplanning multiple treatment aspects. (cdeworld.com)
  • The invention can be used to determine the color to be given to a dental prosthesis, for example, on the basis of color measurements performed on adjacent teeth in the mouth of the patient. (google.com.au)
  • 1.4 Custom (designed explicitly for a single patient), revision, or constrained acetabular prostheses are not covered within the scope of this specification. (document-center.com)
  • Background Prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) is characterised by the effects of inadequate prosthesis size relative to body surface area (BSA). (bmj.com)
  • The patient was taken to the operating room where a transverse aortotomy was made at the normal anatomic site (not cephalad to the prosthesis), exposing the metal stent component of the failed device. (ctsnet.org)
  • Heavy occlusion is often unavoidable, especially in the approximately 25-30% of the adult population who have overt grinding or clenching bruxism, and in the frequently observed implant-supported prostheses that have inadequate occlusal design and prematurities. (dentaltown.com)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement: Factors Associated with Screening Success and Failure. (medworm.com)
  • Congestive heart failure, which is the steadily declining ability of the heart to pump blood, is one of the leading causes of death. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The quality of cementing was assessed by novel methods, the vertical and horizontal cementation index, which were statistically evaluated as predictors of failure. (hindawi.com)
  • 6. The prosthesis system of claim 5 in which the locking means comprises at least one tooth on the pawl and at least one tooth cut into the periphery of said locking cavity. (google.com)
  • when anticoagulation Controversy exists with regard to the appropriate and safe anticoagulation regimen of gravid women with mechanical heart valve prostheses. (biomedsearch.com)
  • We aimed to evaluate in a single study the haemodynamic performances of five different widely used aortic valve prostheses: stentless porcine xenograft (Elan), stentless bovine pericardium (Pericarbon Freedom), stented porcine xenograft (Aspire), stented bovine pericardium (More) and mechanical (Ultracor). (bmj.com)
  • The stress performances of the stentless bioprostheses were similar to the mildly stenosed native aortic valve, whereas the performances of the stented and mechanical prostheses resembled that of native valves with mild-to-moderate stenoses. (bmj.com)
  • Conclusions Stentless bioprostheses displayed haemodynamics superior to stented or mechanical prostheses and had the closest performance to a normal, native aortic valve. (bmj.com)
  • While aortic root enlargement has been described for avoidance of PPM in AVR, 11 similar techniques are not available for the mitral valve, although strategies for optimising prosthesis size 12 including upsizing by implantation in the left atrial free wall have been described and utilised. (bmj.com)
  • Would a CABG x2 Off-pump or on-pump-beating heart be an option if no valve malfunction, and +/- tacking suture for the prosthesis to ascending aorta? (ctsnet.org)
  • Stentless bioprostheses, whether porcine or bovine, displayed superior haemodynamics across nearly all echocardiographic parameters: lower gradients, larger effective orifice area, higher dimensionless severity index (DSI) and lower resistance, when compared with stented or mechanical prostheses. (bmj.com)
  • Multiple logistic regression analysis of age, gender, diagnosis, side operated upon, limb dominance, and cementation index as predictors of failure was done. (hindawi.com)
  • Acute renal failure is the sudden cessation of the functioning of kidneys, that can be due to reduced renal blood flow, damage to renal tissues. (medindia.net)