Characterization of endovascular prostheses harvested at reoperation or necropsy
Université Laval
Department of Surgery, Laval University, Quebec, G1V 0A6
Dr. Yvan Douville MD
Dr. Robert Guidoin PhD
French is accepted, but not mandatory.
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
Accurate and consistant characterization of stent grafts harvested at reoperation or necropsy.
What is the aim of the project?
To create a detailed protocol to examine a reference device that was harvested from a patient who died a few hours after endovascular stent-graft deployment for an abdominal aortic aneurysm according to the 3Bs rule (biocompatibility, biofunctionality, and biodurability).
What techniques and methods are used?
Nondestructive testing (X-rays, CT scan, magnetic resonance imaging [MRI], and endoscopy) and destructive testing (dissection, histology, and fabric and wire component analyses).
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
The student will participate in the non destructive validation of the explanted devices and establish a correlation between the explanted devices and the medical files of the patients. Should the student participate actively in the project, he will be a co-author of any paper that will follow. He will be able to validate explanted devices according to a very rigorous protocol and establish a correlation with the medical files.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
For the use of the students considering participating in the project, further information can be found from the following article: <br>Xu Z, Fan Y, Geelkerken RM, et al. Characterization of an endovascular prosthesis using the 3Bs rule. J. Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants. 17: 237-262, 2007
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student’s name will be mentioned in a future publication
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Comfortable in computing and Photoshop
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students