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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793112/3d-printed-membrane-as-an-alternative-to-amniotic-membrane-for-ocular-surface-conjunctival-defect-reconstruction-an-in-vitro-in-vivo-study
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Shima Dehghani, Morteza Rasoulianboroujeni, Hamed Ghasemi, Saeed Heidari Keshel, Zohreh Nozarian, Mohammad Naser Hashemian, Mehran Zarei-Ghanavati, Golshan Latifi, Reza Ghaffari, Zhanfeng Cui, Hua Ye, Lobat Tayebi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the surgical handling and clinical applicability of a specific 3D-printed membrane design fabricated using a gelatin, elastin and sodium hyaluronate blend for conjunctival reconstruction and compare it with amniotic membrane (AM), which is normally used in such surgeries. METHODS: 3D printing technique was employed to fabricate the membrane based on gradient design. Prior to printing, rheometry was employed to optimize the ink composition...
May 11, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792679/a-nanozyme-and-ambient-light-based-smartphone-platform-for-simultaneous-detection-of-dual-biomarkers-from-exposure-to-organophosphorus-pesticides
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Yuting Zhao, Mingming Yang, Qiangqiang Fu, Hui Ouyang, Wei Wen, Yang Song, Chengzhou Zhu, Yuehe Lin, Dan Du
A transparent, lateral-flow test strip coupled with a smartphone-based ambient light sensor was first proposed for detect-ing enzymatic inhibition and phosphorylation. The principle of the platform is based on the simultaneous measurement of the total amount of the enzyme and enzyme activity to biomonitor exposure to organophosphorus (OP) pesticides. In this study, butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) was adopted as the model enzyme and ethyl paraoxon was chosen as an analyte representing OP pesticides. The total amount of BChE was quantified by a sensitive colorimetric signal originating from a sandwich immunochromatographic assay utilizing PtPd nanoparticles as a polyphenol oxidase-mimicking probe, which provided a higher sensitivity than that of a peroxidase-like probe...
May 24, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791365/3d-printed-polymer-antiresonant-waveguides-for-short-reach-terahertz-applications
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L D van Putten, J Gorecki, E Numkam Fokoua, V Apostolopoulos, F Poletti
In this work, we present a 3D-printed waveguide that provides effective electromagnetic guidance in the THz regime. The waveguide is printed using low-cost polycarbonate and a conventional fused deposition modeling printer. Light guidance in the hollow core is achieved through antiresonance, and it improves the energy effectively transported to the receiver compared to free space propagation. Our demonstration adds to the field of 3D-printed terahertz components, providing a low-cost way of guiding terahertz radiation...
May 10, 2018: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791363/design-of-a-portable-phantom-device-to-simulate-tissue-oxygenation-and-blood-perfusion
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Xiang Lv, Hongyu Chen, Guangli Liu, Shuwei Shen, Qiang Wu, Chuanzhen Hu, Jialuo Li, Erbao Dong, Ronald X Xu
We propose a portable phantom system for calibration and validation of medical optical devices in a clinical setting. The phantom system comprises a perfusion module and an exchangeable tissue-simulating phantom that simulates tissue oxygenation and blood perfusion. The perfusion module consists of a peristaltic pump, two liquid storage units, and two pressure suppressors. The tissue-simulating phantom is fabricated by a three-dimensional (3D) printing process with microchannels embedded to simulate blood vessels...
May 10, 2018: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791138/a-three-dimensional-printed-poly-vinyl-alcohol-substrate-with-controlled-on-demand-degradation-for-transient-electronics
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Jinsu Yoon, Jungmin Han, Bongsik Choi, Yongwoo Lee, Yeamin Kim, Jinhee Park, Meehyun Lim, Min-Ho Kang, Dae Hwan Kim, Dong Myong Kim, Sungho Kim, Sung-Jin Choi
Electronics that degrade after stable operation for a desired operating time, called transient electrons, are of great interest in many fields, including biomedical implants, secure memory devices, and environmental sensors. Thus, the development of transient materials is critical for the advancement of transient electronics and their applications. However, previous reports have mostly relied on achieving transience in aqueous solutions where the transience time is largely pre-determined based on the materials initially selected at the beginning of fabrication...
May 23, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790875/visible-light-induced-electropolymerization-of-suspended-hydrogel-bioscaffolds-in-a-microfluidic-chip
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Pan Li, Haibo Yu, Na Liu, Feifei Wang, Gwo-Bin Lee, Yuechao Wang, Lianqing Liu, Wen Jung Li
The development of microengineered hydrogels co-cultured with cells in vitro could advance in vivo bio-systems in both structural complexity and functional hierarchy, which holds great promise for applications in regenerative tissues or organs, drug discovery and screening, and bio-sensors or bio-actuators. Traditional hydrogel microfabrication technologies such as ultraviolet (UV) laser or multiphoton laser stereolithography and three-dimensional (3D) printing systems have advanced the development of 3D hydrogel micro-structures but need either expensive and complex equipment, or harsh material selection with limited photoinitiators...
May 23, 2018: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790077/from-ideas-to-long-term-studies-3d-printing-clinical-trials-review
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REVIEW
Jan Witowski, Mateusz Sitkowski, Tomasz Zuzak, Jasamine Coles-Black, Jason Chuen, Piotr Major, Michał Pdziwiatr
PURPOSE: Although high costs are often cited as the main limitation of 3D printing (3DP) in the medical field, current lack of clinical evidence is asserting itself as an impost as the field begins to mature. The aim is to review clinical trials in the field of 3DP, an area of research which has grown dramatically in recent years. METHODS: We surveyed clinical trials registered in 15 primary registries worldwide, including ClinicalTrials.gov. All trials which utilized 3DP in a clinical setting were included in this review...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789910/a-radiopaque-3d-printed-anthropomorphic-phantom-for-simulation-of-ct-guided-procedures
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Paul Jahnke, Felix Benjamin Schwarz, Marco Ziegert, Tobias Almasi, Owais Abdelhadi, Maximilian Nunninger, Bernd Hamm, Michael Scheel
OBJECTIVES: To develop an anthropomorphic phantom closely mimicking patient anatomy and to evaluate the phantom for the simulation of computed tomography (CT)-guided procedures. METHODS: Patient CT images were printed with aqueous potassium iodide solution (1 g/mL) on paper. The printed paper sheets were stacked in alternation with 1-mm thick polyethylene foam layers, cut to the patient shape and glued together to create an anthropomorphic abdomen phantom. Ten interventional radiologists performed periradicular infiltration on the phantom and rated the phantom procedure regarding different aspects of suitability for simulating CT-guided procedures...
May 22, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787894/3d-printing-of-drug-loaded-gyroid-lattices-using-selective-laser-sintering
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Fabrizio Fina, Alvaro Goyanes, Christine M Madla, Atheer Awad, Sarah J Trenfield, Jia Min Kuek, Pavanesh Patel, Simon Gaisford, Abdul W Basit
Three-dimensional printing (3DP) is gaining momentum in the field of pharmaceuticals, offering innovative opportunities for medicine manufacture. Selective laser sintering (SLS) is a novel, high resolution and single-step printing technology that we have recently introduced to the pharmaceutical sciences. The aim of this work was to use SLS 3DP to fabricate printlets (3D printed tablets) with cylindrical, gyroid lattice and bi-layer structures having customisable release characteristics. Paracetamol-loaded constructs from four different pharmaceutical grade polymers, including polyethylene oxide, Eudragit (L100-55 and RL) and ethyl cellulose, were created using SLS 3DP...
May 19, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787582/determination-of-red-blood-cell-deformability-using-centrifugal-force-in-a-three-dimensional-printed-mini-disk-3d-pmd
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Hyunjung Lim, Seung Min Back, Jeonghun Nam, Hyuk Choi
Measuring red blood cell (RBC) deformability has become important for clinical disease diagnostics. Various methods for measuring RBC deformability have been developed; however, they require costly and large instruments, long measuring time, and skilled personnel. In this study, we present a three-dimensional-printed mini-disk (3D-PMD) for measuring RBC deformability to overcome the previous limitations. For a miniaturized and low-cost setup, the 3D-PMD was fabricated by a 3D printing technique, which had not yet been used for fabricating a lab-on-a-compact disk (LOCD)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783895/the-use-of-an-ossis-custom-3d-printed-tri-flanged-acetabular-implant-for-major-bone-loss-minimum-2-year-follow-up-short-title-ossis-custom-3d-printed-tri-flanged-acetabular-implant
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David C Kieser, Ramez Ailabouni, Sandra C J Kieser, Michael C Wyatt, Paul C Armour, Mark H Coates, Gary J Hooper
INTRODUCTION: Custom 3D-printed acetabular implants are a new technology used in hip surgery with ever-increasing frequency. They offer patient-specific implants to optimise filling of bone defects and implant-bone contact, without the need for excessive bone resection. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of 46 consecutive patients who underwent an Ossis unilateral custom 3D-printed acetabular implant. Clinical (Oxford Hip Score OHS-60), Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC), Harris Hip Score (HHS) and radiological (restoration of biomechanical hip centre, osteointegration, wear, heterotrophic ossification) results were assessed...
May 1, 2018: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783728/a-3d-printed-multichannel-viscometer-for-high-throughput-analysis-of-frying-oil-quality
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Sein Oh, Byeongyeon Kim, Sungyoung Choi
Viscosity as a sensitive measure of material changes is a potential quality-control parameter for simple and rapid assessment of frying oil quality. However, conventional viscometers require improvements in throughput, portability, cost-effectiveness and usability to be widely adopted for quality-control applications. Here we present a 3D-printed multichannel viscometer for simple, inexpensive and multiplexed viscosity measurement. The multichannel viscometer enables both parallel actuation of multiple fluid flows by pressing the plunger of the viscometer by hand and direct measurement of their relative volumes dispensed with naked eye...
May 19, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782617/patient-specific-neurosurgical-phantom-assessment-of-visual-quality-accuracy-and-scaling-effects
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Felipe Wilker Grillo, Victor Hugo Souza, Renan Hiroshi Matsuda, Carlo Rondinoni, Theo Zeferino Pavan, Oswaldo Baffa, Helio Rubens Machado, Antonio Adilton Oliveira Carneiro
Background: Training in medical education depends on the availability of standardized materials that can reliably mimic the human anatomy and physiology. One alternative to using cadavers or animal bodies is to employ phantoms or mimicking devices. Styrene-ethylene/butylene-styrene (SEBS) gels are biologically inert and present tunable properties, including mechanical properties that resemble the soft tissue. Therefore, SEBS is an alternative to develop a patient-specific phantom, that provides real visual and morphological experience during simulation-based neurosurgical training...
2018: 3D printing in medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782615/feasibility-study-applying-a-parametric-model-as-the-design-generator-for-3d-printed-orthosis-for-fracture-immobilization
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Jianyou Li, Hiroya Tanaka
Background: Applying 3D printing technology for the fabrication of custom-made orthoses provides significant advantages, including increased ventilation and lighter weights. Currently, the design of such orthoses is most often performed in the CAD environment, but creating the orthosis model is a time-consuming process that requires significant CAD experience. This skill gap limits clinicians from applying this technology in fracture treatment. The purpose of this study is to develop a parametric model as the design generator for 3D-printed orthoses for an inexperienced CAD user and to evaluate its feasibility and ease of use via a training and design exercise...
2018: 3D printing in medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782613/on-the-optimization-of-low-cost-fdm-3d-printers-for-accurate-replication-of-patient-specific-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-geometry
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Michael Chung, Norbert Radacsi, Colin Robert, Edward D McCarthy, Anthony Callanan, Noel Conlisk, Peter R Hoskins, Vasileios Koutsos
Background: There is a potential for direct model manufacturing of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) using 3D printing technique for generating flexible semi-transparent prototypes. A patient-specific AAA model was manufactured using fused deposition modelling (FDM) 3D printing technology. A flexible, semi-transparent thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), called Cheetah Water (produced by Ninjatek, USA), was used as the flexible, transparent material for model manufacture with a hydrophilic support structure 3D printed with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)...
2018: 3D printing in medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782609/low-cost-customized-cranioplasty-using-a-3d-digital-printing-model-a-case-report
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Abel De La Peña, Javier De La Peña-Brambila, Juan Pérez-De La Torre, Miguel Ochoa, Guillermo J Gallardo
Background: Cranial defects usually occur after trauma, neurosurgical procedures like decompressive craniotomy, tumour resections, infection and congenital defects. The purpose of cranial vault repair is to protect the underlying brain tissue, to reduce any localized pain and patient anxiety, and improve cranial aesthetics. Cranioplasty is a frequent neurosurgical procedure achieved with the aid of cranial prosthesis made from materials such as: titanium, autologous bone, ceramics and polymers...
2018: 3D printing in medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782142/projection-based-3d-printing-of-cell-patterning-scaffolds-with-multi-scale-channels
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Dai Xue, Yancheng Wang, Jiaxin Zhang, Deqing Mei, Yue Wang, Shaochen Chen
To fully actualize artificial, cell-laden biological models in tissue engineering, such as 3D organoids and organs-on-a-chip systems, cells need to be patterned such that they can precisely mimic natural microenvironments in vitro. Despite increasing interest in this area, patterning cells at multiscales (~10 μm - 10 mm) remains a significant challenge in bioengineering. Here we report a projection-based 3D printing system that achieves rapid and high-resolution fabrication of hydrogel scaffolds featuring intricate channels for multi-scale cell patterning...
May 21, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781590/3d-printed-aortic-stenosis-model-with-fragile-and-crushable-calcifications-for-off-the-job-training-and-surgical-simulation
#18
Takashi Shirakawa, Masao Yoshitatsu, Yasushi Koyama, Hiroki Mizoguchi, Koichi Toda, Yoshiki Sawa
Surgical simulation devices can be helpful and cost-effective adjuncts to on-the-job training. In this tutorial we present our method for creating an aortic stenosis model with realistically fragile and crushable calcifications, using modern 3D-printing techniques.  The model can be used for training and surgical simulation and is an effective aid to learning for young cardiovascular surgeons.
May 14, 2018: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781248/the-role-of-3d-printing-in-treating-craniomaxillofacial-congenital-anomalies
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REVIEW
Christopher D Lopez, Lukasz Witek, Andrea Torroni, Roberto L Flores, David B Demissie, Simon Young, Bruce N Cronstein, Paulo G Coelho
Craniomaxillofacial congenital anomalies comprise approximately one third of all congenital birth defects and include deformities such as alveolar clefts, craniosynostosis, and microtia. Current surgical treatments commonly require the use of autogenous graft material which are difficult to shape, limited in supply, associated with donor site morbidity and cannot grow with a maturing skeleton. Our group has demonstrated that 3D printed bio-ceramic scaffolds can generate vascularized bone within large, critical-sized defects (defects too large to heal spontaneously) of the craniomaxillofacial skeleton...
May 20, 2018: Birth Defects Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781218/fabrication-of-single-gel-with-different-mechanical-stiffness-using-three-dimensional-mold
#20
Gulsan Ara Sathi Kazi, Kazi Anisur Rahman, Mahmoud Farahat, Takuya Matsumoto
The hydrogel is considering as functional substrates for three-dimensional (3D) environment mimicking the native tissue in vitro. To get the cell or tissue culture result in different stiffness, researchers are used separate gel at the different time. Sometimes these results are manipulated by surrounding environment. To overcome this, we prepared a single hydrogel with different young modulus using a 3D printed mold and cell culture and tissue culture was performed to check the functional capacity. In this proposed device we successfully produced a multi properties agarose hydrogel on a single platform...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
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