The Pathology of Devices

  title={The Pathology of Devices},
  author={Colin L. Berry and Martin M. Black},
  booktitle={Current Topics in Pathology},
The Pathology of Artificial Joints.- Pathology of Injected Polytetrafluoroethylene.- The Pathology of Bioprosthetic Heart Valves and Allografts.- Mechanical and Other Problems of Artificial Valves.- The Pathology of Artificial Hearts and Ventricular Assist Devices.- Pathology of Cardiac Pacemakers and Central Catheters.- The Pathology of Vascular Grafts.- The Pathology of Intra-uterine Contraceptive Devices. 
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Pathophysiology and Pathology of the Foreign-Body Reaction to Mesh Implants

Knowing about the tissue response to implanted meshes in humans and their long-term biocompatibility is still poor, because nearly all the data about the biological behaviour of these implants are obtained from animal experiments.

A bibliography of monographic works on biomaterials and biocompatibility: update II.

  • R. B. Bush
  • History
    Journal of biomedical materials research
  • 1999
This bibliography includes monographs published from 1996 to 1998 and serves to update two previous bibliographies by the same title that together covered the years 1973 to 1995. All three

A Bibliography of Monographic Works

This bibliography and the original work which it updates1 were compiled as an aid to students and researchers in biomaterials to identify all of the relevant information available.



Laboratory assessment of the design, function, and durability of pericardial bioprostheses.

Variations in design and construction affected both the pressure difference across the valves and the leaflet dynamics, and tissue failure was found in all valves, with tears at the edge of the leaflets caused by abrasion on the cloth-covered inner frames.

Biomaterial-centered sepsis and the total artificial heart. Microbial adhesion vs tissue integration.

Ulastructural studies of total artificial hearts removed from two patients indicate a failure of true tissue integration and diffuse, adhesive bacterial colonization of biomaterial surfaces.

Technique of aortic valve replacement with a homograft: orthotopic replacement.

  • D. Ross
  • Medicine, Biology
    The Annals of thoracic surgery
  • 1991

Calcification in porcine xenograft valves in children.

Expanded PTFE prostheses as arterial Substitutes in humans: Late pathological findings in 73 excised grafts

Analyzing the late pathology and structural changes in 73 expanded PTFE arterial prostheses harvested from patients at autopsies and reoperations found those features where design improvements are required to provide longer term structural integrity and dimensional stability in future models of expanded P TFE prostheses should be identified.

Left ventricular laceration due to stented prosthesis.

Physicians involved in the postoperative care of patients with stented prosthetic valves should be aware of this complication and should exercise caution when applying manual compression in the region of the posterolateral base of the heart.

Dacron as arterial prosthetic material: nature, properties, brands, fate and perspectives.

Full wall healing and endothelialization of arterial prosthesis is a goal that must be pursued intensively because it seems that the goal is attainable.

Biostability of Vascular Prostheses

The fate of these bypasses can be affected by the progression of the arteriosclerosis, the presence of associated diseases and other risk factors, including those which affect the thrombotic and haematological constituents of the blood, the haemodynamic aspect of the bypass itself and the type and quality of the arteries chosen.