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Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM®) is a new novel dietary supplement that contains naturally occurring glycosaminoglycans and proteins essential for maintaining healthy articular cartilage and the surrounding synovium. The randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled Osteoarthritis Pain Treatment Incorporating NEM® clinical study was conducted to(More)
BACKGROUND Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM) is a novel dietary supplement that contains naturally occurring glycosaminoglycans and proteins essential for maintaining healthy joint and connective tissues. Two single center, open-label human clinical studies were conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of NEM as a treatment for pain and inflexibility(More)
Growing interest in the endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux and urinary incontinence has led to the development of safe reliable techniques that use an injectable bulking agent. A variety of injectable materials has been studied, such as polytetrafluoroethylene, fat and bovine collagen. We evaluated autologous collagen extracted from the dermis of(More)
Mandibular fractures, resulting from either trauma or reconstructive surgery, can be challenging craniofacial problems. The morbidity of failed fracture healing is significant and may require bone grafting. Donor site morbidity and finite amounts of autogenous bone are major drawbacks of autogenous bone grafting. Similarly, the use of allografts and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the incidence and persistence of adhesions following intraperitoneal onlay mesh fixation with tissue soldering in an experimental model. METHODS Anesthetized New Zealand white rabbits (n = 21), weighing 2.8-3.2 kg, underwent laparotomy. Controls (group 1 [n = 3]) had 2 x 2 cm Mersilene (Ethicon, Somerville, New Jersey)(More)
Endoscopic techniques are providing a minimally invasive approach to the treatment of vesicoureteral reflux and urinary incontinence. Bovine collagen has been used, but potential degradation over time and sensitivity reactions have limited its usefulness. We evaluate the use of an autologous collagen-based extracellular matrix preparation injected within(More)
OBJECTIVE Wound histology and mesh bioincorporation following intraperitoneal fixation using laser-assisted soldering was evaluated. METHODS 2.8-3.2 kg NZW rabbits underwent laparotomy. Controls had 2x2 cm segments of Mersilene stapled to peritoneum. Group 2 segments were affixed with 55% collagen solder onlay by fiber-coupled diode laser (1.43 +/- 10(More)
A number of variables that can affect the results of xenogenic collagen implantation were studied by means of the pig model. Zyderm Collagen Implant was analyzed biochemically and was used to study the following variables: injection volume, collagen concentration, injection intervals, and needle gauge. The results of the study revealed the following:(More)
BACKGROUND Demand for collagen-based fillers has declined primarily because of limited long-term clinical benefit and the introduction of hyaluronic acid compositions. In situ polymerizing collagen is a noncrosslinked solution of porcine collagen containing a collagenase shield that undergoes fibrillogenesis on injected into tissues forming a natural(More)