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1. (im-plant´) to insert or graft material, such as tissue or radioactive material, into intact tissues or a body cavity; see also transplant.
2. (im´plant) any material inserted or grafted into the body.
cochlear implant see cochlear implant.
dental implant a prosthetic tooth with an anchoring structure surgically implanted beneath the mucosal or periosteal layer or in the bone.
Sequence of treatment with osseointegrated dental implants. From Darby and Walsh, 1995.
penile implant penile prosthesis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


The act of transferring an explant.
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All patients with PJIs required explantation of the infected hardware followed by antimicrobial spacer placement for [greater than or equal to] 3 months in addition to ongoing postoperative oral or intravenous antimicrobial therapy to achieve a successful outcome.
A potential explantation for this is that ghrelin is predominantly released from P1/D1 cells in the upper stomach and fundus, a part of the GI tract which is unaffected by the EndoBarrier implant unlike in RYGB.
Now, two years from her initial explantation, she continues to follow up monthly in our clinic and states that she is doing well.
In this study, we also used tissue explantation and proteolytic enzyme digestion at 4 AdegC to isolate the epithelial cells.
Perhaps more importantly, IL-1[beta] and IL6 had the highest sensitivities as diagnostic tools (90% and 81%, resp.), and both also had the greatest decrease between explantation and reimplantation demonstrating infection resolution (12.4-fold decrease for IL-1[beta]; 11.2-fold decrease for IL-6), implicating IL-1[beta] and IL-6 as potentially the most applicable for usage in diagnosis/prognosis of PJI.
Surgical sites that were "not clean" at the time of mesh explantation were associated with a lack of cellular penetrance to the center of the mesh specimen, indicating less constructive remodeling [18].
Tobis, "Explantation of patent foramen ovale closure devices: A multicenter survey," JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, vol.
As the patient improved clinically, explantation from ECMO occurred 20 days postoperatively.
In case of implant fracture, there are two options: (1) complete removal of the implant fractured using explantation drills and (2) the use of the fractured implant in order to place a new prosthesis [24].
In the United States in the 1990s, a group of major heart failure referral centers reportedly diagnosed GCM (via autopsy, endomyocardial biopsy, apical wedge resection, or cardiac explantation) an average of once every 21 months.
characteristics, risk of sepsis and explantation, in vivo