0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

Arterial Regenerative Activity After Prosthetic Implantation

Howard P. Greisler, MD; Dae Un Kim, MD; John B. Price, MD; Arthur B. Voorhees Jr, MD
Arch Surg. 1985;120(3):315-323. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1985.01390270055010.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

• Factors modifying arterial regenerative activity were evaluated by replacing adult rabbit aortas with either absorbable polyglycolic acid (PGA) or nonabsorbable Dacron prostheses, 3.5 mm in internal diameter by 24 mm in length, woven to identical specifications including pore size, wall thickness, and elastic modulus, and were followed up for 12 months. At death, 48 PGA and 20 Dacron specimens were studied grossly and by arteriography, light microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, and by bursting strength determinations. There were no aortic-related deaths or transaortic hemorrhages. Both materials elicited a surrounding inflammatory reaction containing macrophages which transgressed the interstices of only the PGA prostheses. Between two and four weeks, circumferentially oriented smooth-musclelike myofibroblasts proliferated in the PGA inner capsule yielding a neointima 3.2 times thicker than Dacron's. Early ultrastructurally primitive cells progressively differentiated into these smooth-musclelike myofibroblasts. The few myofibroblasts later appearing within Dacron were radially oriented. After one month proliferation stopped in both groups and neointimal thickness became constant. The luminal surface in the PGA group was endothelial-like but was fibrinous in the Dacron group. All specimens withstood saline infusion at three to five times systolic pressure. These studies demonstrate great arterial regenerative potential and suggest hemodynamic and intercellular mitogens controlling it.

(Arch Surg 1985;120:315-323)

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();