Dale P Devore

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A liquid collagen has been developed that fibrilizes upon injection. Rapid polymerizing collagen (RPC) is a type I porcine collagen that undergoes fibrillization upon interaction with ionic solutions, such as physiological solutions. The ability to inject liquid collagen would be beneficial for many soft tissue augmentation applications. In this study, RPC(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)
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)
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)
In order to better define antiinflammatory activity in new agents, a test was devised utilizing both carrageenan induced paw edema and the reversed passive Arthus reaction in the same animal. The model of carrageenan induced rat paw edema is a standard laboratory assay used to predict classical "aspirin-like" antiinflammatory molecules. The reversed passive(More)
Tumor invasion has been correlated with the ability of tumor cells to produce collagenolytic enzymes which are capable of degrading normal host tissues. However, the human small cell carcinoma implanted subcutanouesly and growing progressively in athymic (nude) mice produced large quantities of collagenase but did not appear to significantly infultrate(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)
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)