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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830058/contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-of-the-liver-using-sonovue
#1
Giovanna Ferraioli, Maria Franca Meloni
This review focuses on the use of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) with SonoVue Epub ahead of print (Bracco Imaging) for the diagnosis of focal liver lesions (FLLs), guidance during ablative treatment, and follow-up of liver tumors. Multicenter trials have shown that the performance of CEUS for the characterization of FLLs is similar to that of contrast-enhanced computed tomography or contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. CEUS with SonoVue has been effectively used for guiding the percutaneous treatment of malignant liver tumors that are invisible or poorly visualized in traditional gray-scale ultrasonography...
July 12, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829452/bioresponsive-controlled-release-of-methylene-blue-from-magnetic-mesoporous-silica-from-the-electrochemical-detection-of-telomerase-activity
#2
Minghua Lu
An electrochemical sensing platform was designed to monitor telomerase activity in HeLa cells, using bioresponsively controlled cargo release from magnetic mesoporous silica nanocontainers (MMSNs). The aminated MMSNs were first synthesized by a wet-chemistry method, then methylene blue (indicator) molecules were loaded into the pores with the aid of specifically designed wrapping DNA strands, and then the wrapping DNA-gated MMSNs were immobilized on a magnetic removable screen-printing carbon electrode. Upon target telomerase and dNTP introduction into the detection cell, the wrapping DNA strands on the MMSNs were prolonged to form rigid hairpin-like DNA structures, thus resulting in the dissociation of wrapping DNA strands from the MMSNs...
August 22, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828975/customized-titanium-mesh-based-on-the-3d-printed-model-vs-manual-intraoperative-bending-of-titanium-mesh-for-reconstructing-of-orbital-bone-fracture-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Shahrokh Raisian, Hamid Reza Fallahi, Kazem S Khiabani, Mehdi Heidarizadeh, Sadaf Azdoo
BACKGROUND: This study was aimed to compare the efficacy of customized patient-specific titanium mesh based on 3D printed model with intra-operative bending of titanium mesh for reconstructing of orbital floor fracture. METHODS: This study was prospectively conducted on 10 patients with unilateral orbital floor fractures caused by accident or falls. In intervention group (n=5), the CT-scan slices were used for generating 3D reconstruction of both affected and unaffected orbits...
August 21, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828951/clinical-outcomes-of-patient-specific-porous-titanium-endoprostheses-in-dogs-with-tumors-of-the-mandible-radius-or-tibia-12-cases-2013-2016
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Jonathan P Bray, Andrew Kersley, Warwick Downing, Katherine R Crosse, Andrew J Worth, Arthur K House, Guy Yates, Alastair R Coomer, Ian W M Brown
OBJECTIVE To characterize the processes involved in and outcomes achieved with custom-designed patient-specific implants to provide functional replacement of skeletal structures in dogs with tumors of the mandible, radius, or tibia. DESIGN Prospective case series. ANIMALS 6 dogs with mandibular tumors, 5 with tumors of the distal aspect of the radius, and 1 with a tumor in the distal aspect of the tibia treated from June 2013 to September 2016 at 3 referral centers. PROCEDURES After tumor staging, implants were designed from patients' CT scans by means of various computer-aided design applications and printed by means of selective laser melting in titanium-6 aluminum-4 vanadium alloy...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828038/a-novel-magnet-based-3d-printed-marker-wand-as-basis-for-repeated-in-shoe-multi-segment-foot-analysis-a-proof-of-concept
#5
Maarten Eerdekens, Filip Staes, Thomas Pilkington, Kevin Deschamps
BACKGROUND: Application of in-shoe multi-segment foot kinematic analyses currently faces a number of challenges, including: (i) the difficulty to apply regular markers onto the skin, (ii) the necessity for an adequate shoe which fits various foot morphologies and (iii) the need for adequate repeatability throughout a repeated measure condition. The aim of this study therefore was to design novel magnet based 3D printed markers for repeated in-shoe measurements while using accordingly adapted modified shoes for a specific multi-segment foot model...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827977/ankle-foot-orthosis-made-by-3d-printing-technique-and-automated-design-software
#6
Yong Ho Cha, Keun Ho Lee, Hong Jong Ryu, Il Won Joo, Anna Seo, Dong-Hyeon Kim, Sang Jun Kim
We described 3D printing technique and automated design software and clinical results after the application of this AFO to a patient with a foot drop. After acquiring a 3D modelling file of a patient's lower leg with peroneal neuropathy by a 3D scanner, we loaded this file on the automated orthosis software and created the "STL" file. The designed AFO was printed using a fused filament fabrication type 3D printer, and a mechanical stress test was performed. The patient alternated between the 3D-printed and conventional AFOs for 2 months...
2017: Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827709/electrochemical-hydroxylation-of-c3-c12-n-alkanes-by-recombinant-alkane-hydroxylase-alkb-and-rubredoxin-2-alkg-from-pseudomonas-putida-gpo1
#7
Yi-Fang Tsai, Wen-I Luo, Jen-Lin Chang, Chun-Wei Chang, Huai-Chun Chuang, Ravirala Ramu, Guor-Tzo Wei, Jyh-Myng Zen, Steve S-F Yu
An unprecedented method for the efficient conversion of C3-C12 linear alkanes to their corresponding primary alcohols mediated by the membrane-bound alkane hydroxylase (AlkB) from Pseudomonas putida GPo1 is demonstrated. The X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) studies support that electrons can be transferred from the reduced AlkG (rubredoxin-2, the redox partner of AlkB) to AlkB in a two-phase manner. Based on this observation, an approach for the electrocatalytic conversion from alkanes to alcohols mediated by AlkB using an AlkG immobilized screen-printed carbon electrode (SPCE) is developed...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827611/sensitivity-enhancement-of-flexible-gas-sensors-via-conversion-of-inkjet-printed-silver-electrodes-into-porous-gold-counterparts
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Yunnan Fang, Mitra Akbari, Lauri Sydänheimo, Leena Ukkonen, Manos M Tentzeris
This work describes a facile, mild and general wet chemical method to change the material and the geometry of inkjet-printed interdigitated electrodes (IDEs) thus drastically enhancing the sensitivity of chemiresistive sensors. A novel layer-by-layer chemical method was developed and used to uniformly deposit semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT)-based sensing elements on a Kapton(®) substrate. Flexible chemiresistive sensors were then fabricated by inkjet-printing fine-featured silver IDEs on top of the sensing elements...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827585/harnessing-out-of-plane-deformation-to-design-3d-architected-lattice-metamaterials-with-tunable-poisson-s-ratio
#9
Tiantian Li, Xiaoyi Hu, Yanyu Chen, Lifeng Wang
Auxetic materials exhibiting a negative Poisson's ratio are of great research interest due to their unusual mechanical responses and a wide range of potential deployment. Efforts have been devoted to exploring novel 2D and 3D auxetic structures through rational design, optimization, and taking inspiration from nature. Here we report a 3D architected lattice system showing a negative Poisson's ratio over a wide range of applied uniaxial stretch. 3D printing, experimental tests, numerical simulation, and analytical modeling are implemented to quantify the evolution of the Poisson's ratio and reveal the underlying mechanisms responsible for this unusual behavior...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827528/optical-%C3%A2%C2%B5-printing-of-cellular-scale-microscaffold-arrays-for-3d-cell-culture
#10
Xia Ouyang, Kunyu Zhang, Jushuai Wu, Dexter Siu-Hong Wong, Qian Feng, Liming Bian, A Ping Zhang
Guiding cell culture via engineering extracellular microenvironment has attracted tremendous attention due to its appealing potentials in the repair, maintenance, and development of tissues or even whole organs. However, conventional biofabrication technologies are usually less productive in fabricating microscale three-dimensional (3D) constructs because of the strident requirements in processing precision and complexity. Here we present an optical µ-printing technology to rapidly fabricate 3D microscaffold arrays for 3D cell culture and cell-scaffold interaction studies on a single chip...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826979/the-3d-printing-of-the-paralyzed-vocal-fold-added-value-in-injection-laryngoplasty
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Abdul-Latif Hamdan, Ghassan Haddad, Ali Haydar, Ramsey Hamade
INTRODUCTION: Three-dimensional (3D) printing has had numerous applications in various disciplines, especially otolaryngology. We report the first case of a high-fidelity 3D-printed model of the vocal cords of a patient with unilateral vocal cord paralysis in need of injection laryngoplasty. METHODOLOGY: A case report was carried out. RESULTS: A tailored 3D-printed anatomically precise models for injection laryngoplasty has the potential to enhance preoperative planning, resident teaching, and patient education...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826704/application-of-a-three-dimensional-printed-product-to-fill-the-space-after-organ-removal-a-case-report
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Jui-Yu Weng, Che-Chuaa Wang, Pei-Jar Chen, Sher-Wei Lim, Jinn-Rung Kuo
BACKGROUND: Maintaining body integrity, especially in Asian societies, is an independent predictor of organ donation. CASE DESCRIPTION: Herein, we report the case of an 18-year-old man who suffered traumatic brain injury with brain death caused by a car accident. According to the family's wishes, we used a three-dimentional (3D) printer to create a simulated heart, kidneys, and liver to fill the spaces after the patient's organs were removed. This is the first case report to introduce this new clinical application of 3D printed products during transplantation surgery...
August 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826357/3d-printing-and-angiogenesis-tailored-agarose-type-i-collagen-blends-comprise-3d-printability-and-angiogenesis-potential-for-tissue-engineered-substitutes
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Franziska Kreimendahl, Marius Köpf, Anja Lena Thiebes, Daniela F Duarte Campos, Andreas Blaeser, Thomas Schmitz-Rode, Christian Apel, Stefan Jockenhoevel, Horst Fischer
3D bioprinting is a promising technology for manufacturing cell-laden tissue engineered constructs. Larger tissue substitutes, however, require a vascularized network to ensure nutrition supply. Therefore, tailored bioinks combining 3D printability and cell-induced vascularization are needed. We hypothesize that tailored hydrogel blends made of agarose-type I collagen and agarose-fibrinogen are 3D printable and will allow the formation of capillary-like structures by human umbilical vein endothelial cells and human dermal fibroblasts...
August 21, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822737/printing-nature-unraveling-the-role-of-nacre-s-mineral-bridges
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Grace X Gu, Flavia Libonati, Susan D Wettermark, Markus J Buehler
Creating materials with strength and toughness has been a long-sought goal. Conventional engineering materials often face a trade-off between strength and toughness, prompting researchers seeking to overcome these limitations to explore more sophisticated materials, such as composites. This paradigm shift in material design is spurred by nature, which exhibits a plethora of heterogeneous materials that offer outstanding material properties, and many natural materials are widely regarded as examples of high-performing hybrid materials...
May 4, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822675/precise-osteotomies-for-mandibular-distraction-in-infants-with-robin-sequence-using-virtual-surgical-planning
#15
C M Resnick
Mandibular distraction osteogenesis (MDO) has become the first-line operation in many centers for the management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in infants with (Pierre) Robin sequence (RS) not relieved by non-surgical approaches. Preoperative virtual surgical planning (VSP) may improve precision and decrease complications for this operation. This article reports a retrospective study of RS infants who underwent MDO for OSA using preoperative VSP and three-dimensionally printed cutting guides performed by one surgeon...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822313/a-selective-glucose-sensor-based-on-direct-oxidation-on-a-bimetal-catalyst-with-a-molecular-imprinted-polymer
#16
Seong Je Cho, Hui-Bog Noh, Mi-Sook Won, Chul-Ho Cho, Kwang Bok Kim, Yoon-Bo Shim
A selective nonenzymatic glucose sensor was developed based on the direct oxidation of glucose on hierarchical CuCo bimetal-coated with a glucose-imprinted polymer (GIP). Glucose was introduced into the GIP composed of Nafion and polyurethane along with aminophenyl boronic acid (APBA), which was formed on the bimetal electrode formed on a screen-printed electrode. The extraction of glucose from the GIP allowed for the selective permeation of glucose into the bimetal electrode surface for oxidation. The GIP-coated bimetal sensor probe was characterized using electrochemical and surface analytical methods...
August 10, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822257/performance-of-a-monolith-biotrickling-filter-treating-high-concentrations-of-h2s-from-mimic-biogas-and-elemental-sulfur-plugging-control-using-pigging
#17
Xintong Qiu, Marc A Deshusses
A novel biotrickling filter using a 3D-printed honeycomb-monolith as its filter bed has been proposed and studied in this work and a solution to bed-clogging problems using pigging was demonstrated. The inlet H2S concentration in the mimic biogas was controlled around 1000 ppmv and the empty bed gas residence time (EBRT) was 41 s corresponding to a loading rate of 127 g S-H2S m(-3) h(-1). The influence of different H2S/O2 ratios on the removal performance and fate of sulfur end-products was investigated...
August 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822249/en-masse-pyrolysis-of-flexible-printed-circuit-board-wastes-quantitatively-yielding-environmental-resources
#18
Jang Won Kim, Albert S Lee, Seunggun Yu, Jeong Whan Han
This paper reports the recycling of flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) waste through carbonization of polyimide by dual pyrolysis processes. The organic matter was recovered as pyrolyzed oil at low temperatures, while valuable metals and polyimide-derived carbon were effectively recovered through secondary high temperature pyrolysis. The major component of organics extracted from FPCB waste comprised of epoxy resins were identified as pyrolysis oils containing bisphenol-A. The valuable metals (Cu, Ni, Ag, Sn, Au, Pd) in waste FPCB were recovered as granular shape and quantitatively analyzed via ICP-OES...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821153/combination-of-microsized-mineral-particles-and-rosin-as-a-basis-for-converting-cellulosic-fibers-into-sticky-superhydrophobic-paper
#19
Xiaoyan Yu, Peiwen Bian, Yang Xue, Xueren Qian, Haipeng Yu, Wenshuai Chen, Xiaohai Hu, Peng Wang, Dong Wu, Qinghui Duan, Limei Li, Jing Shen, Yonghao Ni
The unique features of cellulosic paper including flexibility, biodegradability, and low cost enables it as a versatile, sustainable biomaterial for promising applications. In the paper industry, microsized mineral particles are widely used in the production of printing/writing paper grades, while rosin derived from trees is the earliest internal sizing agent for paper hydrophobication. On the basis of existing commercial practices associated with the use of mineral particles and rosin in paper production, we present a process concept of converting cellulosic fibers (paper-grade pulp) into "sticky" superhydrophobic paper involving the use of microsized mineral particles and rosin (a tree-derived natural product, mainly a mixture of resin acids, especially abietic acid with chemical formula of C19H29COOH)...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820988/integrating-printed-microfluidics-with-silicon-photomultipliers-for-miniaturised-and-highly-sensitive-atp-bioluminescence-detection
#20
M F Santangelo, S Libertino, A P F Turner, D Filippini, W C Mak
Bioluminescence has been widely used for important biosensing applications such as the measurement of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy unit in biological systems and an indicator of vital processes. The current technology for detection is mainly based on large equipment such as readers and imaging systems, which require intensive and time-consuming procedures. A miniaturised bioluminescence sensing system, which would allow sensitive and continuous monitoring of ATP, with an integrated and low-cost disposable microfluidic chamber for handling of biological samples, is highly desirable...
July 27, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
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