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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446343/from-short-electrospun-nanofibers-to-ultralight-aerogels-with-tunable-pore-structure
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Fabian Deuber, Christian Adlhart
Nanofiber production by electrospinning has made great progress over the past two decades. Recently the research area was revolutionized by a novel post-processing approach. By cutting the endless and intertwined nanofibers into short pieces, it is now possible to reassemble them into interconnected 3D structures. Such highly porous structures are built from dispersed short nanofibers by freeze-casting. This solid templating process controls the structures' ultimate properties and architecture in terms of primary and secondary pores below 5 μm and between 10 and 300 μm, respectively...
April 26, 2017: Chimia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439406/angiographic-anatomy-of-the-extracranial-and-intracranial-portions-of-the-internal-carotid-arteries-in-donkeys
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Nurul Hayah Khairuddin, Martin Sullivan, Patrick J Pollock
BACKGROUND: In horses, the extracranial and intracranial pathway of the internal carotid artery has been described. The extracranial pathway of the internal carotid artery begins at the carotid termination and runs on the dorsal surface of the medial compartment of the guttural pouch. Thereafter the internal carotid artery passes through the foramen lacerum to continue intracranially, forming part of the rostrolateral quadrants of the cerebral arterial circle (Circle of Willis). The objectives of this study were to define and record the anatomy of the carotid arterial tree and the internal carotid artery in donkeys using angiographic techniques...
2017: Irish Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438070/creation-of-a-novel-simulator-for-minimally-invasive-neurosurgery-fusion-of-3d-printing-and-special-effects
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Peter Weinstock, Roberta Rehder, Sanjay P Prabhu, Peter W Forbes, Christopher J Roussin, Alan R Cohen
OBJECTIVE Recent advances in optics and miniaturization have enabled the development of a growing number of minimally invasive procedures, yet innovative training methods for the use of these techniques remain lacking. Conventional teaching models, including cadavers and physical trainers as well as virtual reality platforms, are often expensive and ineffective. Newly developed 3D printing technologies can recreate patient-specific anatomy, but the stiffness of the materials limits fidelity to real-life surgical situations...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428034/near-anatomical-correction-using-a-ct-guided-technique-of-a-forearm-malunion-in-a-15-year-old-girl-a-case-report-including-surgical-technique
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Ralph M Jeuken, Roel P Hendrickx, Martijn G Schotanus, Edwin J Jansen
BACKGROUND: In this case report we describe a left-arm both-bone forearm fracture in a 15-year old girl who fell off of a swing. Conservative treatment with an above-elbow cast failed,resulting in a malunion with functional impairment. The pro- and supination were 90/0/10, respectively. The patient complained of difficulties performing daily activities. For this pediatric case a corrective osteotomy was proposed using a CT-guided technique aiming for maximum anatomical and functional outcome...
April 17, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425999/three-dimensional-printing-of-transparent-fused-silica-glass
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Frederik Kotz, Karl Arnold, Werner Bauer, Dieter Schild, Nico Keller, Kai Sachsenheimer, Tobias M Nargang, Christiane Richter, Dorothea Helmer, Bastian E Rapp
Glass is one of the most important high-performance materials used for scientific research, in industry and in society, mainly owing to its unmatched optical transparency, outstanding mechanical, chemical and thermal resistance as well as its thermal and electrical insulating properties. However, glasses and especially high-purity glasses such as fused silica glass are notoriously difficult to shape, requiring high-temperature melting and casting processes for macroscopic objects or hazardous chemicals for microscopic features...
April 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421741/uphill-water-transport-on-a-wettability-patterned-surface-experimental-and-theoretical-results
#6
Yuji Hirai, Hiroyuki Mayama, Yasutaka Matsuo, Masatsugu Shimomura
In nature, there exist a number of functional water-controlling surfaces, such as the water-repellent surface of lotus leaves, the superhydrophobic water-adhesive surface of rose petals, the water-harvesting surface of a beetle's back, and the water-transporting surface of the legs of Ligia exotica. These natural surfaces suggest that surface chemistry and hierarchical structures are essential for controlling water behavior. We have reported the preparation of superhydrophobic and anti-reflection silicon nanospike-array structures using self-organized honeycomb-patterned films as 3D dry etching masks...
April 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415525/mechanical-thermal-and-morphological-characterisation-of-3d-porous-pennisetum-purpureum-pla-biocomposites-scaffold
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R Revati, M S Abdul Majid, M J M Ridzuan, M Normahira, N F Mohd Nasir, M N Rahman Y, A G Gibson
The mechanical, thermal, and morphological properties of a 3D porous Pennisetum purpureum (PP)/polylactic acid (PLA) based scaffold were investigated. In this study, a scaffold containing P. purpureum and PLA was produced using the solvent casting and particulate leaching method. P. purpureum fibre, also locally known as Napier grass, is composed of 46% cellulose, 34% hemicellulose, and 20% lignin. PLA composites with various P. purpureum contents (10%, 20%, and 30%) were prepared and subsequently characterised...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405900/evaluation-of-pre-surgical-models-for-uterine-surgery-by-use-of-three-dimensional-printing-and-mold-casting
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Sayed Ahmad Zikri Bin Sayed Aluwee, Xiangrong Zhou, Hiroki Kato, Hiroshi Makino, Chisako Muramatsu, Takeshi Hara, Masayuki Matsuo, Hiroshi Fujita
We propose an approach to supporting pre-surgical planning for the uterus by integrating medical image analysis and physical model generation based on 3D printing. With our method, we first segment the patient-specific anatomy and lesions of the uterus on MR images; then, we create a 3D physical model, an exact replica of the patient's uterus in terms of size and softness, with transparency for easy observation of the internal structures of the uterus. In our experiments, we created pre-surgical models of hysterectomy for five patients who had been diagnosed to have uterine endometrial cancer...
April 12, 2017: Radiological Physics and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387500/effect-of-3d-printed-microvascular-network-design-on-the-self-healing-behavior-of-cross-linked-polymers
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G Postiglione, M Alberini, S Leigh, M Levi, S Turri
This article describes the manufacturing procedure and the characterization of self-healing polymers based on embedded microvascular networks. The samples were realized by resin casting into water-soluble PVA molds, fabricated via 3D printing. This technology allowed us to exploit the 3D printers' ability to produce complex structures with high resolution for the creation of independent microchannels networks. The two reacting components of a two-part resin could be stored separately within the microstructure...
April 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378997/flyweight-3d-graphene-scaffolds-with-microinterface-barrier-derived-tunable-thermal-insulation-and-flame-retardancy
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Qiangqiang Zhang, Menglong Hao, Xiang Xu, Guoping Xiong, Hui Li, Timothy S Fisher
In this article, flyweight three-dimensional (3D) graphene scaffolds (GSs) have been demonstrated with a microinterface barrier-derived thermal insulation and flame retardancy characteristics. Such 3D GSs were fabricated by a modified hydrothermal method and a unidirectional freeze-casting process with hierarchical porous microstructures. Because of high porosity (99.9%), significant phonon scattering, and strong π-π interaction at the interface barriers of multilayer graphene cellular walls, the GSs demonstrate a sequence of multifunctional properties simultaneously, such as lightweight density, thermal insulating characteristics, and outstanding mechanical robustness...
April 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371800/three-dimensional-evaluation-of-the-maxillary-arch-and-palate-in-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-subjects-using-digital-dental-casts
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Chiara Generali, Jasmina Primozic, Stephen Richmond, Maria Bizzarro, Carlos Flores-Mir, Maja Ovsenik, Letizia Perillo
Objectives: To assess arch width, palatal surface area, and volume in surgically treated unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) in mixed dentition children in comparison with non-cleft lip and palate (NCLP) children using a 3D laser scanning. Materials and Methods: 38 subjects (Caucasian origin), 5.63-11.9 years of age (mean, 9.33 ± 1.67 years), were included. 19 in each group (UCLP and NCLP). Digital dental casts were obtained using a 3 Shape R700 laser scanner...
March 25, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369731/buccal-dental-microwear-texture-and-catarrhine-diets
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Andrés Aliaga-Martínez, Alejandro Romero, Jordi Galbany, R Adriana Hernández-Aguilar, Alejandro Pérez-Pérez
OBJECTIVES: Two-dimensional dental microwear analyses on occlusal and nonocclusal enamel surfaces have been widely applied to reconstruct the feeding behaviors of extant primates and to infer ecological adaptations in fossil hominins. To date, analyses of dental microwear texture, using three-dimensional, Scale-Sensitive Fractal Analysis approaches has only been applied to occlusal surfaces. Here, for the first time, we apply this 3D proxy to buccal enamel surfaces of catarrhine primates of known feeding ecologies to assess the utility of nonocclusal microwear texture variables as indicators of dietary habits...
March 28, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340178/morphometric-covariation-between-palatal-shape-and-skeletal-pattern-in-class-ii-growing-subjects
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Valeria Paoloni, Roberta Lione, Francesca Farisco, Demetrios J Halazonetis, Lorenzo Franchi, Paola Cozza
Objectives: To evaluate the patterns of covariation between palatal and craniofacial morphology in Class II subjects in the early mixed dentition by means of geometric morphometrics. Methods: A cross-sectional sample of 85 Class II subjects (44 females, 41 males; mean age 8.7 years ± 0.8) was collected retrospectively according to the following inclusion criteria: European ancestry (white), Class II skeletal relationship, Class II division 1 dental relationship, early mixed dentition, and prepubertal skeletal maturation...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333647/automatic-choroidal-layer-segmentation-using-markov-random-field-and-level-set-method
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Chuang Wang, Yongmin Li, Ya Xing Wang
The choroid is an important vascular layer that supplies oxygen and nourishment to the retina. The changes in thickness of the choroid have been hypothesised to relate to a number of retinal diseases in the pathophysiology. In this work, an automatic method is proposed for segmenting the choroidal layer from macular images by using the level set framework. The 3D nonlinear anisotropic diffusion filter is used to remove all the OCT imaging artifacts including the speckle noise and to enhance the contrast. The distance regularisation and edge constraint terms are embedded into the level set method to avoid the irregular and small regions and keep information about the boundary between the choroid and sclera...
March 20, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333394/socket-shield-technique-for-immediate-implant-placement-clinical-radiographic-and-volumetric-data-after-5%C3%A2-years
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Daniel Bäumer, Otto Zuhr, Stephan Rebele, Markus Hürzeler
OBJECTIVES: Implant placement immediately after tooth extraction is often accompanied by resorption of surrounding tissues. A clinical technique was developed where the buccal portion of the root is retained to preserve the periodontal ligament and bundle bone. This technique is based on animal studies showing the potential to preserve the facial tissues utilizing this approach. The purpose of this study was to gain more insight regarding the safety of the technique with regard to biological and implant-related long-term complications and to observe the clinical appearance of the peri-implant tissues...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Oral Implants Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331907/brace-technology-thematic-series-the-3d-rigo-ch%C3%A3%C2%AAneau-type-brace
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Manuel Rigo, Mina Jelačić
BACKGROUND: Chêneau and Matthias introduced in 1979 a brace concept inspired in casting. The brace was initially named "CTM" from Chêneau-Toulouse-Münster. The name "CTM" is still popular in France but "Chêneau-type brace" is its common name in the rest of the world. Principles to construct this brace were originally based on anatomical descriptions rather than biomechanics, and its standard is poor. METHODS: This paper follows the format of the "Brace technology thematic series...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327775/nanospherical-solid-electrolyte-interface-layer-formation-in-binder-free-carbon-nanotube-aerogel-si-nanohybrids-to-provide-lithium-ion-battery-anodes-with-a-long-cycle-life-and-high-capacity
#17
Hyung Cheoul Shim, Ilhwan Kim, Chang-Su Woo, Hoo-Jeong Lee, Seungmin Hyun
Silicon anodes for lithium ion batteries (LiBs) have been attracting considerable attention due to a theoretical capacity up to about 10 times higher than that of conventional graphite. However, huge volume expansion during the cycle causes cracks in the silicon, resulting in the degradation of cycling performance and eventual failure. Moreover, low electrical conductivity and an unstable solid electrolyte interface (SEI) layer resulting from repeated changes in volume still block the next step forward for the commercialization of the silicon material...
March 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294206/evaluation-of-accuracy-and-repeatability-using-cbct-and-a-dental-scanner-by-means-of-3d-software
#18
So-Ri Kim, Chong-Myeong Kim, Il-Do Jeong, Woong-Chul Kim, Hae-Young Kim, Ji-Hwan Kim
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to compare and evaluate the accuracy of three-dimensional (3D) image data acquired from cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and a dental scanner using 3D software. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After selecting the full-arch forms of the maxilla and mandible as the master cast, the master cast was scanned via a high-precision optical scanner for use as master model data. The model was scanned 12 times each using CBCT and a dental scanner...
2017: International Journal of Computerized Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277889/soft-hydrogels-featuring-in-depth-surface-density-gradients-for-the-simple-establishment-of-3d-tissue-models-for-screening-applications
#19
Ning Zhang, Vincent Milleret, Greta Thompson-Steckel, Ning-Ping Huang, János Vörös, Benjamin R Simona, Martin Ehrbar
Three-dimensional (3D) cell culture models are gaining increasing interest for use in drug development pipelines due to their closer resemblance to human tissues. Hydrogels are the first-choice class of materials to recreate in vitro the 3D extra-cellular matrix (ECM) environment, important in studying cell-ECM interactions and 3D cellular organization and leading to physiologically relevant in vitro tissue models. Here we propose a novel hydrogel platform consisting of a 96-well plate containing pre-cast synthetic PEG-based hydrogels for the simple establishment of 3D (co-)culture systems without the need for the standard encapsulation method...
March 1, 2017: SLAS Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274480/use-of-intraoral-scanning-and-3-dimensional-printing-in-the-fabrication-of-a-removable-partial-denture-for-a-patient-with-limited-mouth-opening
#20
Jiang Wu, Yan Li, Yumei Zhang
BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW: When treating patients with severely limited mouth openings, it is difficult for the dentist to obtain an impression and fabricate a removable partial denture (RPD) by using traditional methods. Intraoral scanning, computer-aided design, and 3-dimensional (3D) printing have provided alternative methods for fabricating dental prostheses. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors present a case in which they aimed to improve the efficiency and quality of fabricating an RPD framework by integrating the technologies of intraoral scanning, computer-aided design, and 3D printing...
March 5, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
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