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Mahmoud A AlReefi, Lily H P Nguyen, Luc G Mongeau, Bassam Ul Haq, Siddharth Boyanapalli, Nauman Hafeez, Francois Cegarra-Escolano, Marc A Tewfik
BACKGROUND: Providing alternative training modalities may improve trainees' ability to perform septoplasty. Three-dimensional printing has been shown to be a powerful tool in surgical training. The objectives of this study were to explain the development of our 3-dimensional (3D) printed septoplasty training model, to assess its face and content validity, and to present evidence supporting its ability to distinguish between levels of surgical proficiency. METHODS: Imaging data of a patient with a nasal septal deviation was selected for printing...
November 29, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
Jun-Dae Kwun, Hee-June Kim, Jaeyoung Park, Il-Hyung Park, Hee-Soo Kyung
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of three-dimensional (3D) printed models for open wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) in porcine bone. METHODS: Computed tomography (CT) images were obtained from 10 porcine knees and 3D imaging was planned using the 3D-Slicer program. The osteotomy line was drawn from the three centimeters below the medial tibial plateau to the proximal end of the fibular head. Then the osteotomy gap was opened until the mechanical axis line was 62...
November 18, 2016: Knee
Min Tae Kim, Jung-Hoon Park, Ji Hoon Shin, Namkug Kim, Sunghyun Daniel Kim, Jiaywei Tsauo, Kun Young Kim, Guk Bae Kim, Ho-Young Song
PURPOSE: To determine the effect of contrast medium dilution during tracheal balloon dilation on balloon deflation time and visibility using a 3-dimensional (3D) printed airway phantom. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comparison study to investigate balloon deflation times and image quality was performed using two contrast agents with different viscosities, i.e., iohexol and ioxithalamate, and six contrast dilutions with a 3D printed airway phantom. RESULTS: Compared to 1:0 concentration, 3:1, 2:1, 1:1, 1:2, and 1:3, contrast/saline ratios resulted in a 46% (56...
November 8, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
L Maini, A Sharma, S Jha, A Sharma, A Tiwari
PURPOSE: Due to the complexity of acetabulum, achieving anatomical contouring intra-operatively is difficult for surgeon. A 3D (dimensional) real model can facilitate us both in contouring the plate pre-operatively and in better pre-operative planning. Patient-specific pre-contoured plate in acetabular fracture has been studied by few researchers but randomized case-control study was lacking. Hence, we conducted a case-control study to evaluate the accuracy of patient-specific pre-contoured plate...
October 26, 2016: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
Andy Tsai, Carol E Barnewolt, Sanjay P Prahbu, Reimi Yonekura, Andrew Hosmer, Noah E Schulz, Peter H Weinstock
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Historically, skills training in performing brain ultrasonography has been limited to hours of scanning infants for lack of adequate synthetic models or alternatives. The aim of this study was to create a simulator and determine its utility as an educational tool in teaching the skills that can be used in performing brain ultrasonography on infants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A brain ultrasonography simulator was created using a combination of multi-modality imaging, three-dimensional printing, material and acoustic engineering, and sculpting and molding...
October 20, 2016: Academic Radiology
Zhongmin Wang, Yuhao Liu, Yu Xu, Chuanyu Gao, Yan Chen, Hongxing Luo
BACKGROUND: WE AIMED TO PROSPECTIVELY EVALUATE THE: use of 3-dimensional printing (3DP) for the percutaneous transcatheter closure of a secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) with rim deficiency less than 5 mm. METHODS: Patients with ASD were scanned using multi-slice computed tomography to acquire raw data for virtual 3DP reconstruction models. Different ASD occluders were tried on the 3DP models to select the optimal size for intraoperative use. The patients were followed up 1 month postoperatively, and 3DP models were again manufactured to observe the operative effects...
October 17, 2016: Cardiology Journal
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
Wenjing Su, Benjamin S Cook, Yunnan Fang, Manos M Tentzeris
As the needs for low-cost rapidly-produced microfluidics are growing with the trend of Lab-on-a-Chip and distributed healthcare, the fully inkjet-printing of microfluidics can be a solution to it with numerous potential electrical and sensing applications. Inkjet-printing is an additive manufacturing technique featuring no material waste and a low equipment cost. Moreover, similar to other additive manufacturing techniques, inkjet-printing is easy to learn and has a high fabrication speed, while it offers generally a great planar resolution down to below 20 µm and enables flexible designs due to its inherent thin film deposition capabilities...
October 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
Michel P Bonnin, Tom Van Hoof, Arnoud De Kok, Matthias Verstraete, Catherine Van der Straeten, Moreno Saffarini, Jan Victor
BACKGROUND: In Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA), residual pain may be secondary to soft tissue impingements, which are difficult to visualize around chromium-cobalt implants using medical imaging, so their interactions remain poorly understood. The goal of this work was to establish a protocol for in-vitro imaging of the soft tissues around TKA, usable during throughout the range of motion (ROM). METHODS: The full size range of a commercially available TKA prosthesis was manufactured by 3D-printing in non-magnetic and non-radiopaque polymer and implanted in 12 cadaveric knees...
December 2016: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
Milena Nadgorny, Zeyun Xiao, Chao Chen, Luke A Connal
In this work we describe the synthesis, thermal and rheological characterization, hot-melt extrusion and three-dimensional printing (3DP) of poly(2-vinylpyridine) (P2VP). We investigate the effect of thermal processing conditions on physical properties of produced filaments in order to achieve high quality, 3D- printable filaments for fused deposition modeling (FDM). We 3D-print P2VP filaments using an affordable 3D printer. The pyridine moieties are crosslinked and quaternized post-printing to form 3D-printed pH-responsive hydrogels...
October 3, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Yuanyuan Sun, Xucong Ruan, Hairui Li, Himanshu Kathuria, Guang Du, Lifeng Kang
Conventional suppositories sometimes fail in exerting their therapeutic activity as the base materials melt inside body cavities. Also they are not suitable to provide long term treatment. Biomedical grade silicone elastomers may be used to fabricate non-dissolvable suppositories to overcome these disadvantages. We kneaded 4 analgesics into the 2 kinds of silicone polymers at 1%, 5% and 10% drug loading, respectively, to test their mechanical properties and drug release profiles. The optimized drug-polymer combinations were used to fabricate suppositories, and three dimensional printing (3DP) was used to create the suppository moulds...
September 26, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Lei Gao, Yuxia Gao, Yuan Lin, Yong Ju, Song Yang, Jun Hu
In this research a dual-component charge-transfer (CT) induced supramolecular hydrogel was fabricated using pyrene-tailored pyridinium (PYP) and 2,4,7-trinitrofluorenone (TNF) as the electron donor and acceptor, respectively. Its thermal stability and mechanical property have been modulated effectively by altering the concentration or molar ratio of PYP and TNF. Moreover, this CT-hydrogel exhibited a distinct injectable self-healing property, which could be utilized to create desired patterns on substrates...
September 29, 2016: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
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
Joshua L Hermsen, Thomas M Burke, Stephen P Seslar, David S Owens, Beth A Ripley, Nahush A Mokadam, Edward D Verrier
OBJECTIVE: Static 3-dimensional printing is used for operative planning in cases that involve difficult anatomy. An interactive 3D print allowing deliberate surgical practice would represent an advance. METHODS: Two patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy had 3-dimensional prints constructed preoperatively. Stereolithography files were generated by segmentation of chest computed tomographic scans. Prints were made with hydrogel material, yielding tissue-like models that can be surgically manipulated...
August 20, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
N Zeng, C H Fang, Y F Fan, J Yang, N Xiang, W Zhu, J Liu, W Cai, Z K Mo
OBJECTIVE: To explore the construction and clinical efficacy of three-dimensional(3D) visualization platform about diagnosis and treatment of hilar cholangiocarcinoma. METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2015, a total of 32 patients with hilarcholangiocarcinoma treated in Zhujiang Hospital of Southern Medical University were analyzed.There were 20 male and 12 female patients aged from 40 to 85 years. Bismuth-Corlette 3D visualization type: 2 cases with type Ⅰ, 5 cases with type Ⅱ, 10 cases with type Ⅲa, 11 cases with type Ⅲb, 4 cases with type Ⅳ...
September 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Yan Wang, Hong Guo, Jin-Ju Chen, Enrico Sowade, Yu Wang, Kun Liang, Kyle Marcus, Reinhard R Baumann, Zhe-Sheng Feng
Printed flexible electronics have been widely studied for their potential use in various applications. In this paper, a simple, low-cost method of fabricating flexible electronic circuits with high conductivity of 4.0 × 10(7) S·m(-1) (about 70% of the conductivity of bulk copper) is demonstrated. Teslin paper substrate is treated with stannous chloride (SnCl2) colloidal solution to reduce the high ink absorption rate, and then the catalyst ink is inkjet-printed on its surface, followed by electroless deposition of copper at low temperature...
October 5, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Yuwadee Boonyasit, Orawon Chailapakul, Wanida Laiwattanapaisal
A novel three-dimensional paper-based electrochemical impedance device (3D-PEID) is first introduced for measuring multiple diabetes markers. Herein, a simple 3D-PEID composed of a dual screen-printed electrode on wax-patterned paper coupled with a multilayer of magnetic paper was fabricated for label-free electrochemical detection. The results clearly demonstrated in a step-wise manner that the haptoglobin (Hp)-modified and 3-aminophenylboronic acid (APBA)-modified eggshell membranes (ESMs) were highly responsive to a clinically relevant range of total (0...
September 14, 2016: Analytica Chimica Acta
Ruchi Mishra, Ryan S Sefcik, Tyler J Bishop, Stefani M Montelone, Nisha Crouser, Jean F Welter, Arnold I Caplan, David Dean
One approach to the development of an artificial graft material could rely on uniform coverage of a resorbable biomaterial with bone extracellular matrix (ECM). To achieve this on the surface of poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF) scaffolds, we selected a growth factor regime of basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF-2) (5 ng/mL), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF-BB) (40 ng/mL), and epidermal growth factor (EGF) (20 ng/mL) to stimulate proliferation of bone marrow-derived human mesenchymal stem cells (BM-hMSCs)...
September 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
Toshiaki Numajiri, Hiroko Nakamura, Yoshihiro Sowa, Kenichi Nishino
BACKGROUND: Surgical cutting guides are used in mandibular reconstruction involving osteotomy of the mandible and fibula. Cutting guides produced using computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technologies have been reported recently. These guides aim to increase the benefits to patients by improving the accuracy, shortening the operating time, and correcting occlusion. However, the availability of these advanced technologies is limited in some regions of the world...
July 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Zeynep Onerci Altunay, Joseph A Bly, Philip K Edwards, David R Holmes, Grant S Hamilton, Erin K O'Brien, Alan B Carr, Jon J Camp, Janalee K Stokken, John F Pallanch
BACKGROUND: Since 1972, patients with large nasal perforations, who were symptomatic, and who were not candidates for surgery, had the option of custom prosthetic closure at Mayo Clinic. Although septal prostheses have helped many patients, 27% of pre-1982 patients chose not to keep the prosthesis in place. Two-dimensional computed tomography (CT) sizing resulted in more of the patients choosing to retain the prosthesis. The introduction of three-dimensional (3-D) printing to the sizing process offered the potential of further improved retention by refinement in prosthesis fit...
July 2016: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
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