C T Nichols's scientific contributions

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Article
Excessive cage strut wear allowing ball-poppet embolization caused the sudden death of a 47 year old lady in whom a DeBakey-Surgitool aortic prosthesis had been implanted nine years earlier. Patients with this type of prosthesis should have periodic valvular cine fluoroscopy with image intensification to allow visualization of significant strut wea...

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... This was the first use of a new carbon material developed by Dr Jack Bokros at the General Atomic Company in LaJolla, California. The pyrolyte ball was intended to limit ball variance; unfortunately the relatively hard ball and soft titanium cage led to strut wear and some instances of strut fracture [10]. ...