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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488804/three-dimensional-shape-and-surface-features-distinguish-multiple-sclerosis-lesions-from-nonspecific-white-matter-disease
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Braeden D Newton, Katy Wright, Mandy D Winkler, Francesca Bovis, Masaya Takahashi, Ivan E Dimitrov, Maria Pia Sormani, Marco C Pinho, Darin T Okuda
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There remains a need to further refine the ability of clinicians to differentiate multiple sclerosis (MS) from other disease etiologies. Here, we illustrate the value of 3-dimensional (3D) geometric shape and surface lesion characteristics between disease states. METHODS: Standardized 3-Tesla 3D brain magnetic resonance imaging studies were performed on enrolled MS and nonspecific white matter (NSWM) patients. Focal supratentorial lesions were identified, reconstructed using maximum intensity projection, manually segmented, and 3D printed...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471308/fabrication-of-orientation-controlled-3d-tissues-using-a-layer-by-layer-technique-and-3d-printed-a-thermo-responsive-gel-frame
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Yoshinari Tsukamoto, Takami Akagi, Fumiaki Shima, Mitsuru Akashi
Herein, we report the fabrication of orientation-controlled tissues similar to heart and nerve tissues using a cell accumulation and three-dimensional (3D) printing technique. We firstly evaluated the 3D shaping ability of hydroxybutyl chitosan (HBC), a thermo-responsive polymer, by using a robotic dispensing 3D printer. HBC polymer could be laminated to a height of 1,124 ± 14 μm. Based on this result, we fabricated 3D gel frames of various shapes such as square, triangular, rectangular and circular for shape control of 3D tissue and then normal human cardiac fibroblasts (NHCFs) coated with extracellular matrix (ECM) nanofilms were seeded in the frames...
May 4, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467835/self-supporting-nanoclay-as-internal-scaffold-material-for-direct-printing-of-soft-hydrogel-composite-structures-in-air
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Yifei Jin, Chengcheng Liu, Wenxuan Chai, Ashley Compaan, Yong Huang
Three dimensional (3D) bioprinting technology enables the freeform fabrication of complex constructs from various hydrogels and is receiving increasing attention in tissue engineering. The objective of this study is to develop a novel self-supporting direct hydrogel printing approach to extrude complex 3D hydrogel composite structures in air without the help of a support bath. Laponite, a member of the smectite mineral family, is investigated to serve as an internal scaffold material for the direct printing of hydrogel composite structures in air...
May 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445375/a-new-classification-of-three-dimensional-printing-technologies-systematic-review-of-three-dimensional-printing-for-patient-specific-craniomaxillofacial-surgery
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Carly A Jacobs, Alexander Y Lin
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional printing technology has been advancing in surgical applications. This systematic review examines its patient-specific applications in craniomaxillofacial surgery. METHODS: Terms related to "three-dimensional printing" and "surgery" were searched on PubMed on May 4, 2015; 313 unique articles were returned. Inclusion and exclusion criteria concentrated on patient-specific surgical applications, yielding 141 full-text articles, of which 33 craniomaxillofacial articles were analyzed...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440728/characterization-of-chemical-contaminants-generated-by-a-desktop-fused-deposition-modeling-3-dimensional-printer
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Aleksandr B Stefaniak, Ryan F LeBouf, Jinghai Yi, Jason Ham, Timothy Nurkewicz, Diane E Schwegler-Berry, Bean T Chen, J Raymond Wells, Matthew G Duling, Robert B Lawrence, Stephen B Martin, Alyson R Johnson, M Abbas Virji
Printing devices are known to emit chemicals into the indoor atmosphere. Understanding factors that influence release of chemical contaminants from printers is necessary to develop effective exposure assessment and control strategies. In this study, a desktop fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3-D printer using acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) or polylactic acid (PLA) filaments and two monochrome laser printers were evaluated in a 0.5 m(3) chamber. During printing, chamber air was monitored for vapors using a real-time photoionization detector (results expressed as isobutylene equivalents) to measure total volatile organic compound (TVOC) concentrations, evacuated canisters to identify specific VOCs by off-line gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis, and liquid bubblers to identify carbonyl compounds by GC-MS...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438549/poly-methyl-vinyl-ether-co-maleic-acid-pectin-based-hydrogel-forming-systems-gel-film-and-microneedles
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Yusuf Kemal Demir, Ayşegül Ülkü Metin, Betül Şatıroğlu, Mehmet Ertuğrul Solmaz, Veysel Kayser, Karsten Mäder
Cross-linking of natural and synthetic polymers is widely explored to achieve the desired material properties (mechanical strength, drug loading capacity, swelling and erosion rates). However, the potential of polymers produced by crosslinking poly (methyl vinyl ether-co-maleic acid) (PMVE/MA) and pectin (PE) in pharmaceutics is mainly unexplored so far. We have investigated the effect of various esterification conditions and pectin content on the physicochemical properties. Materials have been characterized by fourier transform infrared, differential scanning calorimetry and scanning electron microscopy...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431980/shear-stress-alterations-in-the-celiac-trunk-of-patients-with-a-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-as-shown-by-in-silico-and-in-vitro-flow-analyses
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Francesco Scardulla, Salvatore Pasta, Leonardo D'Acquisto, Sergio Sciacca, Valentina Agnese, Christian Vergara, Alfio Quarteroni, Francesco Clemenza, Diego Bellavia, Michele Pilato
BACKGROUND: The use of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) to treat advanced cardiac heart failure is constantly increasing, although this device leads to high risk for gastrointestinal bleeding. METHODS: Using in-silico flow analysis, we quantified hemodynamic alterations due to continuous-flow LVAD (HeartWare, Inc., Framingham, MA) in the celiac trunk and major branches of the abdominal aorta, and then explored the relationship between wall shear stress (WSS) and celiac trunk orientation...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389072/the-characteristics-of-mineral-trioxide-aggregate-polycaprolactone-3-dimensional-scaffold-with-osteogenesis-properties-for-tissue-regeneration
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Yung-Cheng Chiu, Hsin-Yuan Fang, Tuan-Ti Hsu, Cheng-Yao Lin, Ming-You Shie
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to investigate whether the mineral trioxide aggregate/polycaprolactone (MTA/PCL) hybrid 3-dimensional (3D) scaffold supplies a suitable microenvironment for the osteogenic differentiation of human dental pulp cells (hDPCs) and to further consider the effect of the MTA/PCL composite on the biological performance of hybrid scaffolds. METHODS: MTA was suspended in absolute alcohol and dropped slowly into PCL that was generated with the printable MTA-matrix...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388595/customized-knee-prosthesis-in-treatment-of-giant-cell-tumors-of-the-proximal-tibia-application-of-3-dimensional-printing-technology-in-surgical-design
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Wenbin Luo, Lanfeng Huang, He Liu, Wenrui Qu, Xin Zhao, Chenyu Wang, Chen Li, Tao Yu, Qing Han, Jincheng Wang, Yanguo Qin
BACKGROUND We explored the application of 3-dimensional (3D) printing technology in treating giant cell tumors (GCT) of the proximal tibia. A tibia block was designed and produced through 3D printing technology. We expected that this 3D-printed block would fill the bone defect after en-bloc resection. Importantly, the block, combined with a standard knee joint prosthesis, provided attachments for collateral ligaments of the knee, which can maintain knee stability. MATERIAL AND METHODS A computed tomography (CT) scan was taken of both knee joints in 4 patients with GCT of the proximal tibia...
April 7, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383365/design-and-validation-of-a-three-dimensional-printed-flexible-canine-otoscopy-teaching-model
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Belle Marie D Nibblett, Mary Mauldin Pereira, Fortune Sithole, Paul A D Orchard, Eric B Bauman
INTRODUCTION: A teaching model was sought to improve canine otoscopy skill and reduce use of teaching dogs. METHODS: An otoscopy teaching model was printed in a flexible medium on a desktop three-dimensional printer from a magnetic resonance image of a canine external ear canal. The model was mounted in a polyvinyl dog mannequin. Validation of the teaching model was sought from student, faculty, and dog perspective. Student perception of prelaboratory training was assessed using a survey regarding their experience...
April 5, 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375818/chondrocyte-attachment-proliferation-and-differentiation-on-three-dimensional-polycaprolactone-fumarate-scaffolds
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Eric R Wagner, Joshua Parry, Mahrokh Dadsetan, Dalibel Bravo, Scott M Riester, Andre J van Wijnen, Michael J Yaszemski, Sanjeev Kakar
Current treatment options for cartilage injuries are limited. The goals of this study are to create a biodegradable polymer scaffold with the capabilities of sustaining chondrocyte growth and proliferation, enable cell-to-cell communication and tissue regeneration through large pores, and assess the biological augmentation of the scaffold capabilities using platelet lysate (PL). We synthesized biodegradable polycaprolactone fumarate (PCLF) scaffolds to allow cell-cell communication through large interconnected pores...
March 31, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375653/an-innovative-method-of-ocular-prosthesis-fabrication-by-bio-cad-and-rapid-3-d-printing-technology-a-pilot-study
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Shahid Alam, M Sugavaneswaran, G Arumaikkannu, Bipasha Mukherjee
Ocular prosthesis is either a readymade stock shell or custom made prosthesis (CMP). Presently, there is no other technology available, which is either superior or even comparable to the conventional CMP. The present study was designed to fabricate ocular prosthesis using computer aided design (CAD) and rapid manufacturing (RM) technology and to compare it with custom made prosthesis (CMP). The ocular prosthesis prepared by CAD was compared with conventional CMP in terms of time taken for fabrication, weight, cosmesis, comfort, and motility...
April 4, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291188/quantification-of-peri-implant-bacterial-load-and-in-vivo-biofilm-formation-in-an-innovative-clinically-representative-mouse-model-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection
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Alberto V Carli, Samrath Bhimani, Xu Yang, Matthew B Shirley, Karen L de Mesy Bentley, F Patrick Ross, Mathias P G Bostrom
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a devastating complication following total joint arthroplasty. Current animal models of PJI are limited because of a lack of quantitative methods and failure to effectively recreate the periprosthetic space. We therefore developed a murine PJI model involving a 3-dimensionally printed Ti-6Al-4V implant capable of bearing weight and permitting quantitative analysis of periprosthetic bacterial load and evaluation of biofilm. METHODS: Twenty-five 12-week-old C57BL/6 mice received a unilateral proximal tibial implant and intra-articular injection of either 3 × 10 colony forming units (CFUs) of Staphylococcus aureus Xen 36 or saline solution...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287077/bone-regeneration-in-3d-printing-bioactive-ceramic-scaffolds-with-improved-tissue-material-interface-pore-architecture-in-thin-wall-bone-defect
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Huifeng Shao, Xiurong Ke, An Liu, Miao Sun, Yong He, Xianyan Yang, Jianzhong Fu, Yanming Liu, Lei Zhang, Guojing Yang, Sanzhong Xu, Zhongru Gou
Three-dimensional (3D) printing bioactive ceramics have demonstrated alternative approaches to bone tissue repair, but an optimized materials system for improving the recruitment of host osteogenic cells into the bone defect and enhancing targeted repair of the thin-wall craniomaxillofacial defects remains elusive. Herein we systematically evaluated the role of side-wall pore architecture in the direct-ink-writing bioceramic scaffolds on mechanical properties and osteogenic capacity in rabbit calvarial defects...
April 12, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281732/utilisation-of-three-dimensional-printed-heart-models-for-operative-planning-of-complex-congenital-heart-defects
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Peter Olejník, Matej Nosal, Tomas Havran, Adriana Furdova, Maros Cizmar, Michal Slabej, Andrej Thurzo, Pavol Vitovic, Martin Klvac, Tibor Acel, Jozef Masura
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the accuracy of the three-dimensional printing of cardiovascular structures.To explore whether utilization of three-dimensional printed heart replicas can improve surgical and catheter interventional planning in patients with complex congenital heart defects. METHODS: Between December 2014 and November 2015, we fabricated n=8 cardiovascular models based on computed tomography data in patients with complex spatial anatomical relationships of cardiovascular structures...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280669/in-vivo-chondrogenesis-in-3d-bioprinted-human-cell-laden-hydrogel-constructs
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Thomas Möller, Matteo Amoroso, Daniel Hägg, Camilla Brantsing, Nicole Rotter, Peter Apelgren, Anders Lindahl, Lars Kölby, Paul Gatenholm
BACKGROUND: The three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technology allows creation of 3D constructs in a layer-by-layer fashion utilizing biologically relevant materials such as biopolymers and cells. The aim of this study is to investigate the use of 3D bioprinting in a clinically relevant setting to evaluate the potential of this technique for in vivo chondrogenesis. METHODS: Thirty-six nude mice (Balb-C, female) received a 5- × 5- × 1-mm piece of bioprinted cell-laden nanofibrillated cellulose/alginate construct in a subcutaneous pocket...
February 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278383/3d-printed-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-scaffold-augmented-with-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-total-meniscal-substitution
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Zheng-Zheng Zhang, Shao-Jie Wang, Ji-Ying Zhang, Wen-Bo Jiang, Ai-Bing Huang, Yan-Song Qi, Jian-Xun Ding, Xue-Si Chen, Dong Jiang, Jia-Kuo Yu
BACKGROUND: Total meniscectomy leads to knee osteoarthritis in the long term. The poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) scaffold is a promising material for meniscal tissue regeneration, but cell-free scaffolds result in relatively poor tissue regeneration and lead to joint degeneration. HYPOTHESIS: A novel, 3-dimensional (3D)-printed PCL scaffold augmented with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) would offer benefits in meniscal regeneration and cartilage protection. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263243/use-of-3-dimensional-printing-to-create-patient-specific-thoracic-spine-models-as-task-trainers
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Jelliffe Jeganathan, Yanick Baribeau, Jeffrey Bortman, Feroze Mahmood, Marc Shnider, Muneeb Ahmed, Azad Mashari, Rabia Amir, Yannis Amador, Robina Matyal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Thoracic epidural anesthesia is a technically challenging procedure with a high failure rate of 24% to 32% nationwide. Residents in anesthesiology have limited opportunities to practice this technique adequately, and there are no training tools available for this purpose. Our objective was to build a low-cost patient-specific thoracic epidural training model. METHODS: We obtained thoracic computed tomography scan data from patients with normal and kyphotic spine...
March 3, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259113/surgeon-based-3d-printing-for-microvascular-bone-flaps
#19
Erin M Taylor, Matthew L Iorio
Background Three-dimensional (3D) printing has developed as a revolutionary technology with the capacity to design accurate physical models in preoperative planning. We present our experience in surgeon-based design of 3D models, using home 3D software and printing technology for use as an adjunct in vascularized bone transfer. Methods Home 3D printing techniques were used in the design and execution of vascularized bone flap transfers to the upper extremity. Open source imaging software was used to convert preoperative computed tomography scans and create 3D models...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254327/addition-of-mgo-nanoparticles-and-plasma-surface-treatment-of-three-dimensional-printed-polycaprolactone-hydroxyapatite-scaffolds-for-improving-bone-regeneration
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Hee-Sang Roh, Chang-Min Lee, Young-Hyoun Hwang, Min-Suk Kook, Seong-Won Yang, Donghun Lee, Byung-Hoon Kim
Magnesium (Mg) plays an important role in the body in mediating cell-extracellular matrix interactions and controlling bone apatite structure and density. Hydroxyapatite (HAp) has been used for osteoconductive bone replacement because of its good compressive strength and biocompatibility. The object of this study is to investigate the effects of adding Magnesium oxide (MgO) nanoparticles to polycaprolactone (PCL)/HAp composites and treating PCL/HAp/MgO scaffolds with oxygen and nitrogen plasma. The 3D PCL/HAp/MgO scaffolds were fabricated using a 3D bioextruder...
May 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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