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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894527/accuracy-and-mechanical-properties-of%C3%A2-orthodontic-models-printed-3-dimensionally-from-calcium-sulfate-before-and-after-various-postprinting-treatments
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Austin D Ledingham, Jeryl D English, Sercan Akyalcin, Benjamin E Cozad, Joe C Ontiveros, F Kurtis Kasper
INTRODUCTION: Dental models fabricated with 3-dimensional printing technologies are revolutionizing the practice of orthodontics, but they generally comprise polymeric materials that may not be suitable for certain applications, such as soldering appliances. The objective of this study was to investigate the dimensional accuracy and mechanical properties of 3-dimensional printed ceramic-based models before and after various treatments intended to improve their mechanical properties. METHODS: Thirty identical models were printed 3-dimensionally from a calcium sulfate-based substrate and divided into 3 groups for treatment: high heat (250°C for 30 minutes), low heat (150°C for 30 minutes), and Epsom salt treatment...
December 2016: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890227/emerging-biomaterials-in-trauma
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Kirollos E Zakhary, Jayini S Thakker
Emerging technologies and research into the science of biomaterials have developed exponentially and provide facial reconstructive surgeons with a plethora of options for a multitude of varying presentations. This article presents a comprehensive discussion in the ever-evolving field of material science and emerging biomaterials. A complete understanding of the current status of such materials is necessary for the appropriate incorporation and applicability to adequate clinical situations. The rapid progress seen in biomaterials is evidenced through the forward direction of bioengineered tissues, the incorporation of growth factors in varying scenarios, and the unique characteristics of 3-D printing of patient specific scaffolds...
February 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875647/what-pacemakers-can-teach-us-about-the-ethics-of-maintaining-artificial-organs
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Katrina Hutchison, Robert Sparrow
One day soon it may be possible to replace a failing heart, liver, or kidney with a long-lasting mechanical replacement or perhaps even with a 3-D printed version based on the patient's own tissue. Such artificial organs could make transplant waiting lists and immunosuppression a thing of the past. Supposing that this happens, what will the ongoing care of people with these implants involve? In particular, how will the need to maintain the functioning of artificial organs over an extended period affect patients and their doctors and the responsibilities of those who manufacture such devices? Drawing on lessons from the history of the cardiac pacemaker, this article offers an initial survey of the ethical issues posed by the need to maintain and service artificial organs...
November 2016: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844174/designing-3-dimensional-in-vitro-oviduct-culture-systems-to-study-mammalian-fertilization-and-embryo-production
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Marcia A M M Ferraz, Heiko H W Henning, Tom A E Stout, Peter L A M Vos, Bart M Gadella
The oviduct was long considered a largely passive conduit for gametes and embryos. However, an increasing number of studies into oviduct physiology have demonstrated that it specifically and significantly influences gamete interaction, fertilization and early embryo development. While oviduct epithelial cell (OEC) function has been examined during maintenance in conventional tissue culture dishes, cells seeded into these two-dimensional (2-D) conditions suffer a rapid loss of differentiated OEC characteristics, such as ciliation and secretory activity...
November 14, 2016: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835754/automatic-phonological-activation-during-visual-word-recognition-in-bilingual-children-a-cross-language-masked-priming-study-in-grades-3-and-5
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Karinne Sauval, Laetitia Perre, Lynne G Duncan, Eva Marinus, Séverine Casalis
Previous masked priming research has shown automatic phonological activation during visual word recognition in monolingual skilled adult readers. Activation also occurs across languages in bilingual adult readers, suggesting that the activation of phonological representations is not language specific. Less is known about developing readers. First, it is unclear whether there is automatic phonological activation during visual word recognition among children in general. Second, no empirical data exist on whether the activation of phonological representations is language specific or not in bilingual children...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819188/feasibility-of-3-d-bioprinting-with-a-modified-desktop-3d-desktop-printer
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Todd Goldstein, Lee P Smith, Alex Krush, Kevin Mercadante, Dan Lagalante, Casey Epstein, John A Schwartz, David Zeltsman, Daniel Anthony Grande
Numerous studies have shown the capabilities of 3D printing for use in the medical industry. At the time of this publication, basic home desktop 3-D printer kits can cost as little as $300, while medical-specific 3D bioprinters can cost upwards of $300,000. The purpose of this study was to show how a commercially available desktop 3D printer could be modified to bioprint an engineered poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) scaffold containing viable chondrocytes in a bioink. Our bioprinter was used to create a living 3D functional tissue-engineered cartilage scaffold...
November 7, 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811236/a-multidisciplinary-quality-improvement-program-increases-the-inferior-vena-cava-filter-retrieval-rate
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John P Winters, Christopher S Morris, Chris E Holmes, Patricia Lewis, Anant D Bhave, Kenneth E Najarian, Joseph T Shields, William Charash, Mary Cushman
Published reports indicate low retrieval rates for retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. We performed a historic-controlled study of a 5-year intervention (March 2007 to February 2012) to improve IVC filter retrieval at a university medical center serving a rural area. All adults with a retrievable filter placed were included, except those with a life expectancy <6 months. The intervention included initial verbal counseling and printed educational materials, correspondence after discharge, and a hematology consultation...
November 2, 2016: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806755/-clinical-application-and-accuracy-of-the-genioplasty-surgical-templates-system-for-osseous-genioplasty
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B Li, H P Wei, T F Jiang, S Y Shen, G F Shen, X D Wang
Objective: To develop and validate a new genioplasty templates system for monoblock osseous genioplasty. Methods: Thirty-six patients with chin deformities were enrolled in this study. The chin template system included a cutting guide and a repositioning guide for a genioplasty. Chin templates were designed in a computer and fabricated using a three-dimensional printing technique. The accuracy of the genioplasty templates were assessed by comparing the actual postoperative outcomes with the virtual plan. Results: All genioplasty was successfully completed by the template system...
November 9, 2016: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776880/guided-autotransplantation-of-teeth-a-novel-method-using-virtually-planned-3-dimensional-templates
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Georg D Strbac, Albrecht Schnappauf, Katharina Giannis, Michael H Bertl, Andreas Moritz, Christian Ulm
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to introduce an innovative method for autotransplantation of teeth using 3-dimensional (3D) surgical templates for guided osteotomy preparation and donor tooth placement. METHODS: This report describes autotransplantation of immature premolars as treatment of an 11-year-old boy having suffered severe trauma with avulsion of permanent maxillary incisors. This approach uses modified methods from guided implant surgery by superimposition of Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine files and 3D data sets of the jaws in order to predesign 3D printed templates with the aid of a fully digital workflow...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769741/three-dimensional-printing-with-polylactic-acid-pla-thermoplastic-offers-new-opportunities-for-cryobiology
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Terrence R Tiersch, William T Monroe
Development of devices through design, prototyping, testing, and fabrication is especially necessary for enhancement of research and eventual application in cryobiology. The advent of 3-dimensional printing offers unique opportunities for this process, given that the materials involved are suitable for use in cryogenic temperatures. We report herein that 3-D printing with polylactic acid (PLA) thermoplastic is ideally suited for cryobiology device development. Devices that are designed and standardized in open-source fashion can be electronically distributed and created locally on increasingly affordable 3-D printers, and can accelerate cryobiology findings and improve reproducibility of results...
December 2016: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743865/aunps-functionalized-panaba-mwcnts-nanocomposite-based-impedimetric-immunosensor-for-2-4-dichlorophenoxy-acetic-acid-detection
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Giovanni Fusco, Francesca Gallo, Cristina Tortolini, Paolo Bollella, Federica Ietto, Antonella De Mico, Andrea D'Annibale, Riccarda Antiochia, Gabriele Favero, Franco Mazzei
In this work, we developed an impedimetric label-free immunosensor for the detection of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxy Acetic Acid (2,4-D) herbicide either in standard solution and spiked real samples. For this purpose, we prepared by electropolymerization a conductive polymer poly-(aniline-co-3-aminobenzoic acid) (PANABA) then we immobilized anti-2,4-D antibody onto a nanocomposite AuNPs-PANABA-MWCNTs employing the carboxylic moieties as anchor sites. The nanocomposite was synthesized by electrochemical polymerization of aniline and 3-aminobenzoic acid, in the presence of a dispersion of gold nanoparticles, onto a multi-walled carbon nanotubes-based screen printed electrode...
October 5, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729759/clinical-evaluation-of-functional-vision-of-1-5-diopters-near-addition-aspheric-rotational-asymmetric-multifocal-intraocular-lens
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Florian Tobias Alwin Kretz, Rahmin Khoramnia, Mary Safwat Attia, Michael Janusz Koss, Katharina Linz, Gerd Uwe Auffarth
PURPOSE: To evaluate postoperative outcomes and visual performance in intermediate distance after implantation of a +1.5 diopters (D) addition, aspheric, rotational asymmetric multifocal intraocular lens (MIOL). METHODS: Patients underwent bilateral cataract surgery with implantation of an aspheric, asymmetric MIOL with +1.5 D near addition. A complete ophthalmological examination was performed preoperatively and 3 months postoperatively. The main outcome measures were monocular and binocular uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA), corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), uncorrected intermediate visual acuity (UIVA), distance corrected intermediate visual acuity (DCIVA), uncorrected near visual acuity (UNVA) and distance corrected keratometry, and manifest refraction...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729115/3d-printed-pediatric-endoscopic-ear-surgery-simulator-for-surgical-training
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Samuel R Barber, Elliott D Kozin, Matthew Dedmon, Brian M Lin, Kyuwon Lee, Sumi Sinha, Nicole Black, Aaron K Remenschneider, Daniel J Lee
INTRODUCTION: Surgical simulators are designed to improve operative skills and patient safety. Transcanal Endoscopic Ear Surgery (TEES) is a relatively new surgical approach with a slow learning curve due to one-handed dissection. A reusable and customizable 3-dimensional (3D)-printed endoscopic ear surgery simulator may facilitate the development of surgical skills with high fidelity and low cost. Herein, we aim to design, fabricate, and test a low-cost and reusable 3D-printed TEES simulator...
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729037/tumor-resection-at-the-pelvis-using-three-dimensional-planning-and-patient-specific-instruments-a-case-series
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Thorsten Jentzsch, Lazaros Vlachopoulos, Philipp Fürnstahl, Daniel A Müller, Bruno Fuchs
BACKGROUND: Sarcomas are associated with a relatively high local recurrence rate of around 30 % in the pelvis. Inadequate surgical margins are the most important reason. However, obtaining adequate margins is particularly difficult in this anatomically demanding region. Recently, three-dimensional (3-D) planning, printed models, and patient-specific instruments (PSI) with cutting blocks have been introduced to improve the precision during surgical tumor resection. This case series illustrates these modern 3-D tools in pelvic tumor surgery...
September 21, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711917/advances-in-3-dimensional-printing-in-otolaryngology-a-review
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Kyle K VanKoevering, Scott J Hollister, Glenn E Green
Importance: Three-dimensional (3-D) printing is an exponentially growing technology that enables the use of a patient's image data to create patient-specific models, devices, and implants. Three-dimensional printing, developed in the 1980s, has emerged in the past decade with the potential to create new paradigms in personalized medicine. Observations: The field of otolaryngology has advanced many current and evolving future medical applications of 3-D printing...
October 6, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704753/screen-printed-photochromic-textiles-through-new-inks-based-on-sio2-naphthopyran-nanoparticles
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Tânia V Pinto, Paula Costa, Céu M Sousa, Carlos A D Sousa, Clara Pereira, Carla J S M Silva, Manuel Fernando R Pereira, Paulo J Coelho, Cristina Freire
Photochromic silica nanoparticles (SiO2@NPT), fabricated through covalent immobilization of silylated naphthopyrans based on 2H-naphtho[1,2-b]pyran (S1, S2) and 3H-naphtho[2,1-b]pyran (S3, S4) or through direct adsorption of parent naphthopyrans (NPT 1, 3) onto silica nanoparticles, were successfully incorporated onto cotton fabrics by screen-printing process. Two aqueous acrylic (AC) and polyurethane (PU)-based inks were used as dispersing media. All textiles exhibited reversible photochromism under UV and solar irradiation, developing fast response and intense coloration...
October 5, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698493/printed-2-v-operating-organic-inverter-arrays-employing-a-small-molecule-polymer-blend
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Rei Shiwaku, Yasunori Takeda, Takashi Fukuda, Kenjiro Fukuda, Hiroyuki Matsui, Daisuke Kumaki, Shizuo Tokito
Printed organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs) are well suited for low-cost electronic applications, such as radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and sensors. Achieving both high carrier mobility and uniform electrical characteristics in printed OTFT devices is essential in these applications. Here, we report on printed high-performance OTFTs and circuits using silver nanoparticle inks for the source/drain electrodes and a blend of dithieno[2,3-d;2',3'-d']benzo[1,2-b;4,5-b']dithiophene (DTBDT-C6) and polystyrene for the organic semiconducting layer...
October 4, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697028/advances-in-drug-discovery-impact-of-genomics-and-role-of-analytical-instrumentation
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Ambavaram Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy, Zulkifli Yusop, Jafariah Jaafar, Vemula Madhavi, Gajulapalle Madhavi
Drug discovery is a highly intricate, tedious and potentially rewarding approach associated with huge risk. Pharmaceutical companies literally spend millions of dollars to produce a single successful drug. The drug discovery process also needs firm compliance to directions on manufacturing and testing the drug standards before it comes into the market. All these considerations increase the demand to develop advanced approaches in drug discovery. The contributions of advanced technologies including high resolution analytical instruments, 3-D biological printing, next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics have made positive impact on drug discovery & development...
September 30, 2016: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687552/a-computer-human-interaction-model-to-improve-the-diagnostic-accuracy-and-clinical-decision-making-during-12-lead-electrocardiogram-interpretation
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Andrew W Cairns, Raymond R Bond, Dewar D Finlay, Cathal Breen, Daniel Guldenring, Robert Gaffney, Anthony G Gallagher, Aaron J Peace, Pat Henn
INTRODUCTION: The 12-lead Electrocardiogram (ECG) presents a plethora of information and demands extensive knowledge and a high cognitive workload to interpret. Whilst the ECG is an important clinical tool, it is frequently incorrectly interpreted. Even expert clinicians are known to impulsively provide a diagnosis based on their first impression and often miss co-abnormalities. Given it is widely reported that there is a lack of competency in ECG interpretation, it is imperative to optimise the interpretation process...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683552/hyperelastic-bone-a-highly-versatile-growth-factor-free-osteoregenerative-scalable-and-surgically-friendly-biomaterial
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Adam E Jakus, Alexandra L Rutz, Sumanas W Jordan, Abhishek Kannan, Sean M Mitchell, Chawon Yun, Katie D Koube, Sung C Yoo, Herbert E Whiteley, Claus-Peter Richter, Robert D Galiano, Wellington K Hsu, Stuart R Stock, Erin L Hsu, Ramille N Shah
Despite substantial attention given to the development of osteoregenerative biomaterials, severe deficiencies remain in current products. These limitations include an inability to adequately, rapidly, and reproducibly regenerate new bone; high costs and limited manufacturing capacity; and lack of surgical ease of handling. To address these shortcomings, we generated a new, synthetic osteoregenerative biomaterial, hyperelastic "bone" (HB). HB, which is composed of 90 weight % (wt %) hydroxyapatite and 10 wt % polycaprolactone or poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid), could be rapidly three-dimensionally (3D) printed (up to 275 cm(3)/hour) from room temperature extruded liquid inks...
September 28, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
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