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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153382/a-pilot-study-alternative-biomaterials-in-critical-sized-bone-defect-treatment
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Magdalena Tarchala, Victor Engel, Jake Barralet, Edward J Harvey
BACKGROUND: Critical-sized bone defects are a significant challenge with limited effective reconstructive options. The Masquelet Technique (MT) offers a solution to help restore form and function. Although this technique has produced promising results; a clear mechanism has not been determined. Theories include that the induced membrane has osteogenic potential or the membrane acts as a physical barrier to prevent fibrous tissue ingrowth. We hypothesize the induced membrane acts primarily as a physical barrier and that a synthetic non-biological membrane will allow a comparable amount of bone volume in the defect site...
November 9, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142418/marantodes-pumilum-blume-kuntze-inhibited-secretion-of-lipopolysaccharide-and-monosodium-urate-crystal-stimulated-cytokines-and-plasma-prostaglandin-e2
#2
Eldiza Puji Rahmi, Jamia Azdina Jamal, Endang Kumolosasi, Juriyati Jalil, Nor-Ashila Aladdin
Background: Marantodes pumilum is traditionally used for dysentery, gonorrhea, and sickness in the bones. Previous studies revealed its antibacterial and xanthine oxidase inhibitory activities. Objective: To evaluate the inhibitory effects of three M. pumilum varieties on the secretion of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)- and monosodium urate crystal (MSU)-induced cytokines and plasma prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in vitro. Materials and Methods: The leaves and roots of M...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136889/carbon-nanostructured-films-modified-by-metal-nanoparticles-supported-on-filtering-membranes-for-electroanalysis
#3
Erica Paramo, Susana Palmero, Aranzazu Heras, Alvaro Colina
A novel methodology to prepare sensors based on carbon nanostructures electrodes modified by metal nanoparticles is proposed. As a proof of concept, a novel bismuth nanoparticle/carbon nanofiber (Bi-NPs/CNF) electrode and a carbon nanotube (CNT)/gold nanoparticle (Au-NPs) have been developed. Bi-NPs/CNF films were prepared by 1) filtering a dispersion of CNFs on a polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE) filter, and 2) filtering a dispersion of Bi-NPs chemically synthesized through this CNF/PTFE film. Next the electrode is prepared by sticking the Bi-NPs/CNF/PTFE film on a PET substrate...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132105/viscoelastic-drops-moving-on-hydrophilic-and-superhydrophobic-surfaces
#4
H Xu, A Clarke, J P Rothstein, R J Poole
So-called "superhydrophobic" surfaces are strongly non-wetting such that fluid droplets very easily roll off when the surface is tilted. Our interest here is in understanding if this is also true, all else held equal, for viscoelastic fluid drops. We study the movement of Newtonian and well-characterised constant-viscosity elastic liquids when various surfaces, including hydrophilic (smooth glass), weakly hydrophobic (embossed polycarbonate) and superhydrophobic surfaces (embossed PTFE), are impulsively tilted...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124558/development-of-a-simple-device-enabling-percutaneous-flow-regulation-for-a-small-vascular-graft-for-a-blalock-taussig-shunt-capable-of-flow-regulation-complete-translation-of-a-review-article-originally-published-in-pediatric-cardiology-and-cardiac-surgery
#5
Yoshikazu Motohashi, Ryo Shimada, Tomoyasu Sasaki, Takahiro Katsumata, Kazunori Dan, Yasuhiro Tsutsui, Shintaro Nemoto
OBJECTIVES: The Blalock-Taussig shunt (BTS) operation is a cornerstone as initial palliative surgery for congenital heart disease with severely reduced pulmonary blood flow (PBF). The ideal PBF provided by BTS is crucial for an uneventful postoperative course, since excess PBF results in acute distress of the systemic circulation and insufficient PBF requires another BTS surgery. Therefore, the goal of this study was to develop a simple device to control the shunt graft flow percutaneously using a constrictor balloon connected to a subcutaneous port...
November 9, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124029/femoro-supragenicular-popliteal-bypass-with-a-bridging-stent-graft-in-a-diffusely-diseased-distal-target-popliteal-artery-alternative-to-below-knee-popliteal-polytetrafluoroethylene-bypass
#6
Joung Hun Byun, Tae Gyu Kim, Yun Gyu Song
Background: Lesions in distal target arteries hinder surgical bypass procedures in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Methods: Between April 2012 and October 2015, 16 patients (18 limbs) with lifestyle-limiting claudication (n=12) or chronic critical limb ischemia (n=6) underwent femoral-above-knee (AK) polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) bypass grafts with a bridging stent graft placement between the distal target popliteal artery and the PTFE graft...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121842/superior-mesenteric-vein-injury-during-oncologic-right-colectomy-current-vascular-repair-modalities
#7
Michael R Freund, Ilya Goldin, Petachia Reissman
PURPOSE: To review the different vascular repair options of superior mesenteric vein (SMV) damage during oncologic right colectomy. METHODS: This is a retrospective chart review of 5 cases in which severe damage to the SMV occurred during oncological right colectomy in an academic medical center. RESULTS: During a 10-year study period, we encountered 5 cases in which severe damage to the SMV and its tributaries occurred. Two of the patients underwent primary venous repair for partial lacerations...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111663/mussel-inspired-universal-bioconjugation-of-polydiacetylene-liposome-for-droplet-array-biosensors
#8
Do Hyun Kang, Ho-Sup Jung, Keesung Kim, Jinsang Kim
Most solid-state biosensor platforms require a specific immobilization chemistry and a bioconjugation strategy separately to tether sensory molecules to a substrate and attach specific receptors to the sensory unit, respectively. We developed a mussel-inspired universal conjugation method that enables both surface immobilization and bioconjugation at the same time. By incorporating dopamine or catechol moiety into self-signaling polydiacetylene (PDA) liposomes, we demonstrated efficient immobilization of the PDA liposomes to a wide range of substrates, without any substrate modification...
November 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106741/development-and-characterization-of-a-handheld-hyperspectral-raman-imaging-probe-system-for-molecular-characterization-of-tissue-on-mesoscopic-scales
#9
Karl St-Arnaud, Kelly Aubertin, Mathias Strupler, Wendy-Julie Madore, Andrée-Anne Grosset, Kevin Petrecca, Dominique Trudel, Frédéric Leblond
PURPOSE: Raman spectroscopy is a promising cancer detection technique for surgical guidance applications. It can provide quantitative information relating to global tissue properties associated with structural, metabolic, immunological and genetic biochemical phenomena in terms of molecular species including amino acids, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acid (DNA). To date in vivo Raman spectroscopy systems mostly included probes and biopsy needles typically limited to single-point tissue interrogation over a scale between 100 and 500 microns...
November 6, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092227/accuracy-enhancement-of-laser-induced-breakdown-spectra-using-permittivity-and-size-optimized-plasma-confinement-rings
#10
An Li, Shuai Guo, Nasrullah Wazir, Ke Chai, Liang Liang, Min Zhang, Yan Hao, Pengfei Nan, Ruibin Liu
The inevitable problems in laser induced breakdown spectroscopy are matrix effect and statistical fluctuation of the spectral signal, which can be partly avoided by utilizing a proper confined unit. The dependences of spectral signal enhancement on relative permittivity were studied by varying materials to confine the plasma, which include polytetrafluoroethylene(PTFE), nylon/dacron, silicagel, and nitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR) with the relative permittivity 2.2, ~3.3, 3.6, 8~13, 15~22. We found that higher relative permittivity rings induce stronger enhancement ability, which restricts the energy dissipation of plasma better and due to the reflected electromagnetic wave from the wall of different materials, the electromagnetic field of plasma can be well confined and makes the distribution of plasma more orderly...
October 30, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084027/antimicrobial-efficacy-of-materials-used-for-sealing-the-implant-abutment-screw-hole-an-in-vitro-evaluation
#11
Mohammed Alshehri, Hamad Albaqiah
AIM: The aim of this in vitro study was to assess the antimicrobial efficacy of materials (gutta percha [GP], polytetrafluoroethylene [PTFE] tape, and vinyl polysiloxane [VP]) used for sealing the implant abutment screw hole (IASH). METHODS: Sixty implants with a Morse cone connection were used. The implants were randomly divided into 3 groups (20 implants/group). In groups 1, 2, and 3, the IASH was sealed with GP, PTFE, and VP, respectively. Unstimulated whole saliva (UWS) was used as a contaminant medium for the incubation of the specimens...
October 27, 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076377/investigating-the-performance-of-four-specific-types-of-material-grafts-and-their-effects-on-hemodynamic-patterns-as-well-as-on-von-mises-stresses-in-a-grafted-three-layer-aortic-model-using-fluid-structure-interaction-analysis
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Shahrokh Rahmani, Amin Jarrahi, Mahdi Navidbakhsh, Mansour Alizadeh
One of the important parts of the cardiac system is aorta which is the fundamental channel and supply of oxygenated blood in the body. Diseases of the aorta represent critical cardiovascular bleakness and mortality around the world. This study aims at investigation of hemodynamic parameters in a two-dimensional axisymmetric model of three-layer grafted aorta using fluid-structure interaction (FSI). It assumes that a damaged part of aorta, which may happen as a result of some diseases like aneurysm, dissection and post-stenotic dilatation, is replaced with a biomaterial graft...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067804/bioinspired-design-of-underwater-superaerophobic-and-superaerophilic-surfaces-by-femtosecond-laser-ablation-for-anti-or-capturing-bubbles
#13
Jiale Yong, Feng Chen, Yao Fang, Jinglan Huo, Qing Yang, Jingzhou Zhang, Hao Bian, Xun Hou
A micro-/nanoscale hierarchical rough structure inspired by the underwater superaerophobicity of fish scales was fabricated by ablation of a silicon surface by a femtosecond laser. The resultant silicon surface showed superhydrophilicity in air and became superaerophobic after immersion in water. Additionally, inspired by the underwater superaerophilicity of lotus leaves, we showed that the polydimethylsiloxane surface after femtosecond laser ablation exhibits superhydrophobicity in air and becomes superaerophilic in water...
November 3, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062167/characterization-of-the-foreign-body-response-to-common-surgical-biomaterials-in-a-murine-model
#14
Mohamed Ibrahim, Jennifer Bond, Manuel A Medina, Lei Chen, Carlos Quiles, George Kokosis, Latif Bashirov, Bruce Klitzman, Howard Levinson
BACKGROUND: Implanted biomaterials are subject to a significant reaction from the host, known as the foreign body response (FBR). We quantified the FBR to five materials following subcutaneous implantation in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and silicone sheets are considered highly biocompatible biomaterials and were cut into 8mm-diameter disks. Expanded PTFE (ePTFE)and polypropylene are also widely used biocompatible biomaterials and were cut into 2cm-long cylinders...
November 2017: European Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055493/macroion-adsorption-electrokinetic-and-optical-methods
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REVIEW
Aneta Michna
Recent studies on macroion adsorption at solid/liquid interfaces evaluated by electrokinetic and optical methods are reviewed. In the first section a description of electrokinetic phenomena at a solid surface is briefly outlined. Various methods for determining both static and dynamic properties of the electrical double layer, such as the appropriate location of the slip plane, are presented. Theoretical approaches are discussed concerning quantitative interpretation of streaming potential/current measurements of homogeneous macroscopic interfaces...
September 29, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051598/multifunctional-surface-designed-by-nanocomposite-coating-of-polytetrafluoroethylene-and-tio2-photocatalyst-self-cleaning-and-superhydrophobicity
#16
Takashi Kamegawa, Koichi Irikawa, Hiromi Yamashita
Multifunctional surface, having both a superhydrophobic property and a photocatalytic self-cleaning property, was designed through a nanocomposite coating of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and TiO2 photocatalyst onto a flat quartz glass with a precise structural controlling by applying a radio frequency magnetron sputtering deposition technique. Systematic water contact angle measurements were carried out in relation to the controlling of the surface structure such as size, height and others. Surface wettability gradually changes from Wenzel state to Cassie-Baxter state by controlling of the surface structure, resulting in a well water repellent behavior...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048702/time-kill-assays-of-amphotericin-b-plus-anidulafungin-against-candida-tropicalis-biofilms-formed-on-two-different-biomaterials
#17
Marcelo E Fernández-Rivero, José L Del Pozo, Paula Ramírez, Eulogio Valentín, Alba Ruiz-Gaitán, Javier Pemán, Emilia Cantón
PURPOSE: To determine the fungicidal activity by time-killing assays of amphotericin B (AMB) combined with anidulafungin (ANF) against biofilms of 2 clinical isolates of Candida tropicalis and the reference strain ATCC® 750, developed on polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and titanium, using the CDC Biofilm Reactor (CBR) as an in vitro model. METHODS: Biofilms were developed for 24 hours on the disk surfaces and then exposed to AMB (40 mg/L), ANF (8 mg/L), alone and combined...
October 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046098/infection-of-ptfe-mesh-15-years-following-pedicled-tram-flap-breast-reconstruction-mechanism-and-aetiology
#18
A Elfaki, A Gkorila, M Khatib, C M Malata
The pedicled transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap procedure is still widely used for breast reconstruction. The repair of the flap harvest site in the transverse rectus abdominis muscle and sheath is often assisted by the use of prosthetic meshes. This decreases the risk of abdominal wall weakness and herniation but, being a foreign body, it also carries the risk of infection. In this report, we describe the case of a 63-year-old patient who, whilst receiving chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer, presented with an infected polytetrafluoroethylene mesh 15 years after pedicled TRAM flap immediate breast reconstruction...
October 19, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035770/solar-desalination-of-seawater-using-double-dye-modified-ptfe-membrane
#19
Masahiro Fujiwara, Masaki Kikuchi
The production of purified water by seawater desalination is now a significant countermeasure against recent severe water shortage. As the global warming is thought to be a dominant cause of the water scarcity problem, the energy employed for the desalination should be free from fossil fuels. We recently reported a simple membrane desalination combining the harvesting of solar energy and the membrane permeation of vaporized water. Water on a PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) membrane modified with disperse red 1 (DR1) as an azobenzene dye that photo-isomerizes with visible light permeates through it under visible light irradiation...
October 9, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026197/differences-in-tribological-behaviors-upon-switching-fixed-and-moving-materials-of-tribo-pairs-including-metal-and-polymer
#20
Aijie Xu, Pengyi Tian, Shizhu Wen, Fei Guo, Yueqiang Hu, Wenpeng Jia, Conglin Dong, Yu Tian
The coefficient of friction (COF) between two materials is usually believed to be an intrinsic property of the materials themselves. In this study, metals of stainless steel (304) and brass (H62), and polymers of polypropylene (PP) and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) were tested on a standard ball-on-three-plates test machine. Significantly different tribological behaviors were observed when fixed and moving materials of tribo-pairs (metal/polymer) were switched. As an example, under the same applied load and rotating speed, the COF (0...
October 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
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