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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922062/enhanced-self-organized-dewetting-of-ultrathin-polymer-blend-film-for-large-area-fabrication-of-sers-substrate
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Huanhuan Zhang, Lin Xu, Yabo Xu, Gang Huang, Xueyu Zhao, Yuqing Lai, Tongfei Shi
We study the enhanced dewetting of ultrathin Polystyrene (PS)/Poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) blend films in a mixed solution, and reveal the dewetting can act as a simple and effective method to fabricate large-area surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate. A bilayer structure consisting of under PMMA layer and upper PS layer forms due to vertical phase separation of immiscible PS/PMMA during the spin-coating process. The thicker layer of the bilayer structure dominates the dewetting structures of PS/PMMA blend films...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916635/studies-on-the-effects-of-titanate-and-silane-coupling-agents-on-the-performance-of-poly-methyl-methacrylate-barium-titanate-denture-base-nanocomposites
#2
Nidal W Elshereksi, Mariyam J Ghazali, Andanastuti Muchtar, Che H Azhari
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to fabricate and characterise silanated and titanated nanobarium titanate (NBT) filled poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) denture base composites and to evaluate the behaviour of a titanate coupling agent (TCA) as an alternative coupling agent to silane. The effect of filler surface modification on fracture toughness was also studied. METHODS: Silanated, titanated and pure NBT at 5% were incorporated in PMMA matrix. Neat PMMA matrix served as a control...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911005/adsorption-as-a-contributor-for-inflammatory-mediators-removal-by-different-hemofiltration-membranes-a-pilot-study
#3
Benjamin Malard, Nans Florens, Corine Lambert, Laurent Juillard
Atherosclerosis is an important predictor of mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is associated with a wide inflammatory response. The aim of this study is to evaluate in vitro how different membranes can remove mediators associated with this pathology in a closed loop dialysis model. We performed experimental hemofiltration in vitro using three different membrane materials. Human plasma was preliminarily incubated with various inflammatory mediators and filtered in a closed loop circulation model for 240 min...
December 2, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910198/degradation-and-biocompatibility-of-photoembossed-plga-acrylate-blend-for-improved-cell-adhesion
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Nanayaa F Hughes-Brittain, Lin Qiu, Wen Wang, Ton Peijs, Cees W M Bastiaansen
We have shown previously that PMMA-acrylate photopolymers are biocomopatible and can exhibit improved cell adhesion compared to PMMA, due to an increase in negative surface charge caused by UV radiation PLGA has been used widely in soft tissue regeneration due to its high biocompatibility and cell adhesion. This polymer is also biodegradable and can be utilised in the field of vascular regeneration. In this study, PLGA is blended with a triacrylate monomer (TPETA) to create a degradable photopolymer blend. Surface relief structures are formed on this PLGA-TPETA by photoembossing...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906955/regarding-elastopasty-a-silicon-polymer-as-a-new-filling-material-for-kyphoplasty-in-comparison-to-pmma
#5
Thijs Urlings, Edwin van der Linden
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905616/on-tuning-microgel-character-and-softness-of-cross-linked-polystyrene-particles
#6
Jochen Schneider, Malte Wiemann, Anna Rabe, Eckhard Bartsch
Polystyrene (PS) microgel colloids have often been used successfully to model hard sphere behaviour even though the term "gel" invokes inevitably the notion of a more or less soft, deformable object. Here we systematically study the effect of reducing the cross-link density from 1 : 10 (1 cross-link per 10 monomers) to 1 : 100 on particle interactions and "softness". We report on the synthesis and purification of 1 : 10, 1 : 25, 1 : 50, 1 : 75 and 1 : 100 cross-linked PS particles and their characterization in terms of single particle properties, as well as the behaviour of concentrated dispersions...
December 1, 2016: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904754/polymethylmethacrylate-imbedded-with-antibiotics-cranioplasty-an-infection-solution-for-moderate-and-large-defects-reconstruction
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Paulo Valdeci Worm, Tobias Ludwig do Nascimento, Fabricio do Couto Nicola, Eduardo Farias Sanches, Carlos Fernando Dos Santos Moreira, Luiz Pedro Willimann Rogério, Marcelo Martins Dos Reis, Guilherme Finger, Marcus Vinicius Martins Collares
BACKGROUND: In cases where autologous bone graft reconstruction is not possible (such as comminuted fractures, bone graft reabsorption, or infection) and the use of synthetic material is required, polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) use is a safe and efficient solution. Studies comparing the incidence of postoperative complications between autologous and synthetic cranioplasty are heterogeneous, not allowing a conclusion of which is the best material for skull defects reconstruction. Current medical literature lacks prospective well-delineated studies with long-term follow-up that analyze the impact of antibiotic use in PMMA cranial reconstruction of moderate and large defects...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902850/biomechanical-comparison-of-2-veterinary-locking-plates-to-monocortical-screw-polymethylmethacrylate-fixation-in-canine-cadaveric-cervical-vertebral-column
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Bianca F Hettlich, Geoffrey T Fosgate, Alan S Litsky
OBJECTIVE: To compare the biomechanical properties of 2 veterinary locking plates and monocortical screws/polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) fixation in canine cadaveric cervical vertebral columns. STUDY DESIGN: Biomechanical cadaveric study. MATERIALS: Nineteen cervical vertebral columns (C2-C7) from large breed, skeletally mature, canine cadavers were used. A cortical ring was placed as a disk spacer at C4-C5 in all specimens. Seven vertebral columns were plated at C4-C5 with two 4-hole, 3...
November 30, 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897357/tailoring-colors-by-o-annulation-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons
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Tanja Miletić, Andrea Fermi, Ioannis Orfanos, Aggelos Avramopoulos, Federica De Leo, Nicola Demitri, Giacomo Bergamini, Paola Ceroni, Manthos G Papadopoulos, Stelios Couris, Davide Bonifazi
The synthesis of O-doped polyaromatic hydrocarbons, in which two polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon subunits are bridged through one or two O atoms, has been achieved. This includes high-yielding ring-closure key steps that, depending on the reaction conditions, yield the formation of either furanyl or pyranopyranyl linkages through intramolecular C-O bond formation. Comprehensive photophysical measurements in solution showed that these molecules feature exceptionally high emission yields and tunable absorption properties throughout the UV-vis spectral region...
November 29, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897300/-e-4-methyl-n-quinolin-2-yl-ethylidene-aniline-as-ligand-for-iib-supramolecular-complexes-synthesis-structure-aggregation-induced-emission-enhancement-and-application-in-pmma-doped-hybrid-material
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Ani Wang, Ruiqing Fan, Yuwei Dong, Wei Chen, Yang Song, Ping Wang, Sue Hao, Zhigang Liu, Yulin Yang
Judicious structural design employing 2-quinolinecarboxaldehyde and 4-methylaniline was used to generate the Schiff base ligand (E)-4-methyl-N-((quinolin-2-yl)ethylidene)aniline (L). Five IIB complexes, namely, [ZnLCl2] (1), [ZnL(NO3)2] (2), [ZnL(OAc)2]3 (3), [CdL(OAc)2]3 (4), and [HgLCl2] (5) have been synthesized based on L. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis indicates that complexes 1, 3 and 4 exhibit 3D networks, whereas 2 and 5 form 2D layers and 1D chains, respectively. TD-DFT calculations show a good correlation with the UV-vis absorption assigned to π → π* intraligand transitions...
November 29, 2016: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897209/lightweight-nife2o4-with-controllable-3d-network-structure-and-enhanced-microwave-absorbing-properties
#11
Fen Wang, Xing Wang, Jianfeng Zhu, Haibo Yang, Xingang Kong, Xiao Liu
3D network structure NiFe2O4 was successfully synthesized by a templated salt precipitation method using PMMA colloid crystal as templates. The morphology, phase composition and microwave absorbing properties of as-prepared samples were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), vector network analyzer (VNA), and so on. The results revealed that the 3D network structure was configurated with smooth spherical walls composed of NiFe2O4 nanocrystals and their pore diameters being in the range of 80-250 nm...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895984/fabrication-and-analysis-of-microfiber-array-platform-for-optogenetics-with-cellular-resolution
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Jian-Hong Chen, Ming-Yi Chou, Chien-Yuan Pan, Lon A Wang
Optogenetics has emerged as a revolutionary technology especially for neuroscience and has advanced continuously over the past decade. Conventional approaches for patterned in vivo optical illumination have a limitation on the implanted device size and achievable spatio-temporal resolution. In this work, we developed a fabrication process for a microfiber array platform. Arrayed poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) microfibers were drawn from a polymer solution and packaged with polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). The exposed end face of a packaged microfiber was tuned to have a size corresponding to a single cell...
November 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895899/oxidatively-degradable-poly-thioketal-urethane-ceramic-composite-bone-cements-with-bone-like-strength
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Madison A P McEnery, Sichang Lu, Mukesh K Gupta, Katarzyna J Zienkiewicz, Joseph C Wenke, Kerem N Kalpakci, Daniel Shimko, Craig L Duvall, Scott A Guelcher
Synthetic bone cements are commonly used in orthopaedic procedures to aid in bone regeneration following trauma or disease. Polymeric cements like PMMA provide the mechanical strength necessary for orthopaedic applications, but they are not resorbable and do not integrate with host bone. Ceramic cements have a chemical composition similar to that of bone, but their brittle mechanical properties limit their use in weight-bearing applications. In this study, we designed oxidatively degradable, polymeric bone cements with mechanical properties suitable for bone tissue engineering applications...
2016: RSC Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894964/approach-to-osteomyelitis-treatment-with-antibiotic-loaded-pmma
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REVIEW
Wentao Zhang, Guangyu Lei, Yang Liu, Wei Wang, Tao Song, Jinzhu Fan
BACKGROUND: To reduce the incidence of osteomyelitis infection, local antibiotic impregnated delivery systems are commonly used as a promising and effective approach to deliver high antibiotic concentrations at the infection site. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review was to provide a literature review regarding approach to osteomyelitis treatment with antibiotic loaded PMMA. STUDY DESIGN: Literature study regarding osteomyelitis treatment with antibiotic loaded carriers using key terms Antibiotic, osteomyelitis, biodegradable PMMA through published articles...
November 26, 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894174/modified-iliac-crest-reconstruction-with-bone-cement-for-reduction-of-donor-site-pain-and-morbidity-after-open-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy-a-prospective-study
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Jong Seong Lee, Yong Jee Park, Lih Wang, Yong Suk Chang, Gautam M Shetty, Kyung Wook Nha
Purpose: This study was to determine the efficacy of iliac crest reconstruction using bone cement in reducing pain and morbidity at the donor site in patients undergoing open wedge high tibial osteotomy (OWHTO) with tricortical iliac crest autologous graft. Materials and Methods: Thirty-three patients who underwent iliac crest reconstruction using polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) bone cement (group A) and thirty patients who had no iliac crest reconstruction (group B) were enrolled in this study...
December 1, 2016: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892726/design-and-characterization-of-neurodurable-gellan-xanthan-ph-responsive-hydrogels-for-controlled-drug-delivery
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Poornima Ramburrun, Yahya E Choonara, Pradeep Kumar, Lisa C du Toit, Viness Pillay
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to develop novel, porous neurodurable interpenetrating networks of gellan-xanthan hydrogel conduits intercalated with pristine polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) particles for the sustained and concurrent release of two model compounds: bovine serum albumin (BSA) and diclofenac sodium. METHODS: Hydrogel conduits were synthesized using a thermal-ionic crosslinking mechanism with direct incorporation of PMMA. The 15 formulations, generated using a Box-Behnken experimental design, were analyzed for drug release, swelling, erosion and textural properties...
November 28, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891670/biomechanical-behavior-of-novel-composite-pmma-cap-bone-cements-in-an-anatomically-accurate-cadaveric-vertebroplasty-model
#17
Shant Aghyarian, Xiaobang Hu, Ram Haddas, Isador H Lieberman, Victor Kosmopoulos, Harry K W Kim, Danieli C Rodrigues
Vertebral compression fractures are caused by many factors including trauma and osteoporosis. Osteoporosis induced fractures are a result of loss in bone mass and quality that weaken the vertebral body. Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, involving cement augmentation of fractured vertebrae, show promise in restoring vertebral mechanical properties. Some complications however, are reported due to the performance characteristics of commercially available bone cements. In this study, the biomechanical performance characteristics of two novel composite (PMMA-CaP) bone cements were studied using an anatomically accurate human cadaveric vertebroplasty model...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888274/percutaneous-sacroplasty-for-the-management-of-painful-pathologic-fracture-in-a-multiple-myeloma-patient-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
A A Dmytriw, K Talla, R Smith
Percutaneous kyphoplasty has a well-established role in the treatment of pathologic fractures in patients with multiple myeloma. Despite this, there is a scarcity of literature surrounding its use and efficacy in the sacrum. We present a case of successful symptom resolution in a patient with painful sacral fracture following sacroplasty, and review the existing literature.An 81-year-man with multiple myeloma presented to the hematology/oncology clinic with a history of excruciating pain while seated. The impact of this pain on his quality of life subjectively was rated to be particularly high...
November 25, 2016: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886018/radiofrequency-activated-pmma-augmentation-through-cannulated-pedicle-screws-a-cadaver-study-to-determine-the-biomechanical-benefits-in-the-osteoporotic-spine
#19
T Karius, C Deborre, D C Wirtz, C Burger, A Prescher, A Fölsch, K Kabir, R Pflugmacher, H Goost
INTRODUCTION: PMMA-augmentation of pedicle screws strengthens the bone-screw-interface reducing cut-out risk. Injection of fluid cement bears a higher risk of extravasation, with difficulty of application because of inconsistent viscosity and limited injection time. OBJECTIVE: To test a new method of cement augmentation of pedicle screws using radiofrequency-activated PMMA, which is suspected to be easier to apply and have less extravasations. METHODS: Twenty-seven fresh-frozen human cadaver lumbar spines were divided into 18 osteoporotic (BMD ≤ 0...
November 18, 2016: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884120/removal-of-free-light-chains-in-hemodialysis-patients-without-multiple-myeloma-a-crossover-comparison-of-three-different-dialyzers
#20
Gabriele Donati, Maria Ilaria Moretti, Olga Baraldi, Alessandra Spazzoli, Irene Capelli, Giorgia Comai, Antonio Marchetti, Maria Sarma, Rita Mancini, Gaetano La Manna
BACKGROUND: Immunoglobulin light chains are classified as middle molecule uremic toxins able to interact with B lymphocyte membranes leading to the activation of transmembrane signaling. The ensuing impairment of neutrophil function can contribute to the chronic inflammation state of uremic patients, and the increased risk of bacterial infections or vascular calcifications. The aim of this crossover observational study was to assess the difference in free light chain removal by three different hemodialysis filters in patients not affected by multiple myeloma...
November 25, 2016: BMC Nephrology
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