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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679585/personalized-bioactive-nasal-supports-for-postoperative-cleft-rhinoplasty
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Christen J Boyer, Jennifer E Woerner, Christopher Galea, Corbin A Gatlin, Ghali E Ghali, David K Mills, Jeffery A Weisman, Jonathan S Alexander
PURPOSE: After cleft lip and palate surgical procedures, patients often need nostril supports to help the reconstructed nostrils retain their shape during healing. Many postoperative nasal stents use a one-size-fits-all approach, in which a standard rubber tube retainer is trimmed and used to support the healing nares. The purpose of this study was to examine photogrammetry and 3-dimensional (3D) printing as a fabrication tool for postoperative patient-specific nasal supports that can be loaded with bioactive agents for localized delivery...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679327/engineering-human-neural-tissue-by-3d-bioprinting
#2
Qi Gu, Eva Tomaskovic-Crook, Gordon G Wallace, Jeremy M Crook
Bioprinting provides an opportunity to produce three-dimensional (3D) tissues for biomedical research and translational drug discovery, toxicology, and tissue replacement. Here we describe a method for fabricating human neural tissue by 3D printing human neural stem cells with a bioink, and subsequent gelation of the bioink for cell encapsulation, support, and differentiation to functional neurons and supporting neuroglia. The bioink uniquely comprises the polysaccharides alginate, water-soluble carboxymethyl-chitosan, and agarose...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679285/exploration-of-phyllanthus-acidus-mediated-silver-nanoparticles-and-its-activity-against-infectious-bacterial-pathogen
#3
Cherukuri Sowmya, Vuppalapati Lavakumar, Narayanan Venkateshan, Velayutham Ravichandiran, D V R Saigopal
In our present investigation, synthesis of nontoxic, eco friendly and cost effective silver nanoparticles, Phyllanthus acidus (P. acidus) was used as starting material. The influence of phyto-constituents present in aqueous extracts of Phyllanthus acidus was found to be effective in reduction of silver nitrate to free silver nanoparticles (PA-AgNPs). HPTLC finger print analysis reveals the presence of flavonoid, quercetin in aqueous extracts of Phyllanthus acidus. Surface plasmon racemonance exhibited λ max at 462 nm through UV-Vis spectroscopy...
April 20, 2018: Chemistry Central Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679157/immediate-release-3d-printed-tablets-produced-via-fused-deposition-modeling-of-a-thermo-sensitive-drug
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Wiebke Kempin, Vanessa Domsta, Georg Grathoff, Iris Brecht, Beatrice Semmling, Susan Tillmann, Werner Weitschies, Anne Seidlitz
PURPOSE: Dissolution speeds of tablets printed via Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) so far are significantly lower compared to powder or granule pressed immediate release tablets. The aim of this work was to print an actual immediate release tablet by choosing suitable polymers and printing designs, also taking into account lower processing temperatures (below 100°C) owing to the used model drug pantoprazole sodium. METHODS: Five different pharmaceutical grade polymers polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP K12), polyethylene glycol 6000 (PEG 6000), Kollidon® VA64, polyethylene glycol 20,000 (PEG 20,000) and poloxamer 407 were successfully hot-melt-extruded to drug loaded filaments and printed to tablets at the required low temperatures...
April 20, 2018: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678732/improving-feeding-powder-distribution-to-the-compaction-zone-in-the-roller-compaction
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Mingzhe Yu, Chalak Omar, Alexander Schmidt, James D Litster, Agba D Salman
In the roller compaction process, powder flow properties have a significant influence on the uniformity of the ribbon properties. The objective of this work was to improve the powder flow in the feeding zone by developing novel feeding guiders which are located in the feeding zone close to the rollers in the roller compactor (side sealing system). Three novel feeding guiders were designed by 3D printing and used in the roller compactor, aiming to control the amount of powder passing across the roller width...
April 17, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678613/a-3d-printed-bilayer-oral-solid-dosage-form-combining-metformin-for-prolonged-and-glimepiride-for-immediate-drug-delivery
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Christos I Gioumouxouzis, Apostolos Baklavaridis, Orestis L Katsamenis, Catherine K Markopoulou, Nikolaos Bouropoulos, Dimitrios Tzetzis, Dimitrios G Fatouros
Fused Deposition Modelling (a.k.a. FDM-3D printing) has been previously employed in the development of personalized medicines with unique properties and release behavior. In the present work, a bilayer dosage form containing two anti-diabetic drugs with different daily dosage regimens; i.e. metformin and glimepiride, was manufactured via FDM 3D printing, studied using a variety of techniques and characterized in vitro. Metformin and glimepiride were embedded in Eudragit® RL sustained release layer and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) layer respectively...
April 17, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677999/sifting-through-chaos-extracting-information-from-unstructured-legal-opinions
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Bruno Miguel Oliveira, Rui Vasconcellos Guimarães, Luís Antunes, Pedro Pereira Rodrigues
Abiding to the law is, in some cases, a delicate balance between the rights of different players. Re-using health records is such a case. While the law grants reuse rights to public administration documents, in which health records produced in public health institutions are included, it also grants privacy to personal records. To safeguard a correct usage of data, public hospitals in Portugal employ jurists that are responsible for allowing or withholding access rights to health records. To help decision making, these jurists can consult the legal opinions issued by the national committee on public administration documents usage...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677727/feasibility-study-of-phosphor-screen-containing-nano-scale-anti-reflection-layer-for-improved-optical-properties-in-indirect-x-ray-detector
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Kyo-Tae Kim, Joo-Hee Kim, Ye-Ji Heo, Cheol-Ha Baek, Si-Cheol Noh, Yun-Seon Choi, Ki-Jung Ahn, Heung-Lae Cho, Chi-Woong Mun, Sung-Kwang Park
With increasingly strict regulations regarding patient exposure, research on digital radiography technology has recently focused on indirect methods that can produce high-quality images for a low radiation dose. In particular, medical imaging systems based on indirect methods universally use rare-earth metal phosphors, because of their high atomic number and excellent luminescence efficiency. Thus, various studies aiming to improve the luminescence efficiency of phosphors have been conducted. Despite this research, however, the current luminescence efficiencies are insufficient...
September 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677636/aunp-rf-sensor-an-innovative-application-of-rf-technology-for-sensing-pathogens-electrically-in-liquids-spel-within-the-food-supply-chain
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Leann Lerie Matta, Saranraj Karuppuswami, Premjeet Chahal, Evangelyn C Alocilja
Rapid detection techniques of pathogenic bacteria in the liquid food supply chain are of significant research interest due to their pivotal role in preventing foodborne outbreaks, and in maintaining high standards of public health and safety. Milk and dairy products are of particular interest due to their widespread consumption across the globe. In this paper, a biosensor for detecting pathogenic bacteria in milk using dextrin-capped gold nanoparticles (d-AuNP) as labels decoded at microwave frequencies is presented...
April 11, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677610/a-new-electrochemical-sensor-for-highly-sensitive-and-selective-detection-of-nitrite-in-food-samples-based-on-sonochemical-synthesized-calcium-ferrite-cafe-2-o-4-clusters-modified-screen-printed-carbon-electrode
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Paramasivam Balasubramanian, Ramki Settu, Shen-Ming Chen, Tse-Wei Chen, Ganapathi Sharmila
Herein, we report a novel, disposable electrochemical sensor for the detection of nitrite ions in food samples based on the sonochemical synthesized orthorhombic CaFe2 O4 (CFO) clusters modified screen printed electrode. As synthesized CFO clusters were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transformer infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), cyclic voltammetry (CV) and amperometry (i-t)...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677217/optimisation-of-three-dimensional-lower-jaw-resection-margin-planning-using-a-novel-black-bone-magnetic-resonance-imaging-protocol
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Astrid M Hoving, Joep Kraeima, Rutger H Schepers, Hildebrand Dijkstra, Jan Hendrik Potze, Bart Dorgelo, Max J H Witjes
BACKGROUND: MRI is the optimal method for sensitive detection of tumour tissue and pre-operative staging in oral cancer. When jawbone resections are necessary, the current standard of care for oral tumour surgery in our hospital is 3D virtual planning from CT data. 3D printed jawbone cutting guides are designed from the CT data. The tumour margins are difficult to visualise on CT, whereas they are clearly visible on MRI scans. The aim of this study was to change the conventional CT-based workflow by developing a method for 3D MRI-based lower jaw models...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676970/online-only-articles
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May 2018: Operative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676206/fabrication-of-vascularized-bone-flaps-with-sustained-release-of-rhbmp-2-and-arteriovenous-bundle
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Bo Li, Changshun Ruan, Yufei Ma, Zhifeng Huang, Zhenfei Huang, Gang Zhou, Jing Zhang, Hai Wang, Zhihong Wu, Guixing Qiu
INTRODUCTION: It is a common treatment strategy in the clinic to transplant a vascularized bone flap for a large bone defect. But it is difficult for peripheral blood vessels to grow into the central region of a large bone construct. In this study, we fabricated a vascularized bone flap from a 3D-printed biodegradable PLGA/β-TCP scaffold using the combination of an arteriovenous (AV) bundle and recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A degradable porous poly (lactide-co-glycolide) /-tri-calcium phosphate (PLGA/β-TCP) scaffold was prepared by adopting 3D plotting and a low-temperature deposition technique...
April 20, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675910/ultrasensitive-fluorescence-lifetime-tuning-in-patterned-polymer-composite-nanofibers-with-plasmonic-nanostructures-for-multiplexing
#14
Jun Zhang, Xin Li, Sheng Li, Jun Cheng Zhang, Xu Yan, Gui Feng Yu, Da Peng Yang, Yun Ze Long
Regulating fluorescence lifetime of lanthanide nanocomposites is highly desired for optical multiplexing applications, for instance, security printing, anticounterfeiting, and data storage. Herein, sensitive fluorescence lifetime tuning in nanocomposite fibers is reported which are composed of silica-coated gold nanorods assembled in Eu-polystyrene nanofibers. The prepared nanofibers possess unique properties of tunable fluorescence lifetime and distinct textured patterns together with superior flexibility and superhydrophobicity...
April 20, 2018: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675647/fabrication-of-agarose-concave-petridish-for-3d-culture-microarray-method-for-spheroids-formation-of-hepatic-cells
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Binbin Zhang, Yang Li, Gaoshang Wang, Zhidong Jia, Haiyan Li, Qing Peng, Yi Gao
Liver is one of the most important organ in the body. But there are many limitations about liver transplantation for liver failure. It is quite important to develop the xenogeneic biological liver for providing an alternation to transplantation or liver regeneration. In this paper, we proposed a method to construct a novel kind of agarose 3D-culture concave microwell array for spheroids formation of hepatic cells. Using the 3D printing method, the microwell array was fabricated with an overall size of 6.4 mm × 6...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674784/bat-wing-biometrics-using-collagen-elastin-bundles-in-bat-wings-as-a-unique-individual-identifier
#16
Sybill K Amelon, Sarah E Hooper, Kathryn M Womack
The ability to recognize individuals within an animal population is fundamental to conservation and management. Identification of individual bats has relied on artificial marking techniques that may negatively affect the survival and alter the behavior of individuals. Biometric systems use biological characteristics to identify individuals. The field of animal biometrics has expanded to include recognition of individuals based upon various morphologies and phenotypic variations including pelage patterns, tail flukes, and whisker arrangement...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Mammalogy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674654/author-correction-circuit-dissection-of-the-role-of-somatostatin-in-itch-and-pain
#17
Jing Huang, Erika Polgár, Hans Jürgen Solinski, Santosh K Mishra, Pang-Yen Tseng, Noboru Iwagaki, Kieran A Boyle, Allen C Dickie, Mette C Kriegbaum, Hendrik Wildner, Hanns Ulrich Zeilhofer, Masahiko Watanabe, John S Riddell, Andrew J Todd, Mark A Hoon
In the version of this article initially published online, the labels were switched for the right-hand pair of bars in Fig. 4e. The left one of the two should be Chloroquine + veh, the right one Chloroquine + CNO. The error has been corrected in the print, HTML and PDF versions of the article.
April 19, 2018: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674034/a-voltammetric-test-for-the-rapid-discrimination-of-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-blood-cultures
#18
Laetitia Betelli, Catherine Neuwirth, Sébastien Solanas, Benoît Chantemesse, Fabienne Vienney, Alain Hartmann, Murielle Rochelet
The accurate identification of β-lactamases produced by Enterobacteriaceae is a major challenge in clinical laboratories in order to optimize antimicrobial treatment and patient care. We describe here a rapid voltammetric-based method to detect and to discriminate β-lactamase activity in Enterobacteriaceae i.e., penicillinase, cephalosporinase (inducible or overproduced), extended-spectrum beta-lactamase and carbapenemase producers. After a 2-h growth step of the sample under three separate conditions: 1) LB (Luria-Bertani) medium, 2) LB supplemented with 4 μg/mL cefotaxime and 3) LB supplemented with 4 μg/mL cefotaxime and 100 μg/mL potassium clavulanate, the β-lactamase activity was measured by incubating a 0...
July 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674027/3d-printed-device-for-the-automated-preconcentration-and-determination-of-chromium-vi
#19
Carlos Calderilla, Fernando Maya, Víctor Cerdà, Luz O Leal
A 3D printed device for the fully automated disk-based solid-phase extraction (SPE) of Cr (VI) from water samples has been fabricated. The compatibility of the use of organic solvents for analyte elution with 3D printed flow devices based on polymers fabricated using stereolithograph​y has been evaluated. The developed methodology comprises the complexation of Cr (VI) with 1, 5-diphenylcarbazide (DPC) in acidic medium and the subsequent retention of the complex in a SBD-RPS disk contained within the 3D printed device...
July 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674026/silver-nanoparticles-embedded-nanopaper-as-a-colorimetric-chiral-sensing-platform
#20
Erhan Zor
Paper-based sensors open new avenue to produce simple, rapid, inexpensive and single-use analytical devices for a wide application fields involving medical diagnosis, food analysis and environmental monitoring. In this study, a new optical sensing platform for enantioselective recognition of chiral analytes was introduced by using in-situ synthesized silver nanoparticles-embedded transparent nanopaper. To this aim, nanopaper was obtained by environment-friendly approach using bacterial cellulose made of nanofibers and silver nanoparticles were embedded within nanopaper by an in-situ generation method...
July 1, 2018: Talanta
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