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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610688/efficacy-of-patient-specific-bolus-created-using-three-dimensional-printing-technique-in-photon-radiotherapy
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Koya Fujimoto, Takehiro Shiinoki, Yuki Yuasa, Hideki Hanazawa, Keiko Shibuya
PURPOSE: A commercially available bolus ("commercial-bolus") does not make complete contact with the irregularly shaped patient skin. This study aims to customise a patient-specific three-dimensional (3D) bolus using a 3D printing technique ("3D-bolus") and to evaluate its clinical feasibility for photon radiotherapy. METHODS: The 3D-bolus was designed using a treatment planning system (TPS) in Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine-Radiotherapy (DICOM-RT) format, and converted to stereolithographic format for printing...
June 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608434/use-of-3d-models-of-vascular-rings-and-slings-to-improve-resident-education
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Trahern W Jones, Michael D Seckeler
OBJECTIVE: Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a manufacturing method by which an object is created in an additive process, and can be used with medical imaging data to generate accurate physical reproductions of organs and tissues for a variety of applications. We hypothesized that using 3D printed models of congenital cardiovascular lesions to supplement an educational lecture would improve learners' scores on a board-style examination. DESIGN AND INTERVENTION: Patients with normal and abnormal aortic arches were selected and anonymized to generate 3D printed models...
June 13, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592171/next-generation-human-skin-constructs-as-advanced-tools-for-drug-development
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H E Abaci, Zongyou Guo, Yanne Doucet, Joanna Jacków, Angela Christiano
Many diseases, as well as side effects of drugs, manifest themselves through skin symptoms. Skin is a complex tissue that hosts various specialized cell types and performs many roles including physical barrier, immune and sensory functions. Therefore, modeling skin in vitro presents technical challenges for tissue engineering. Since the first attempts at engineering human epidermis in 1970s, there has been a growing interest in generating full-thickness skin constructs mimicking physiological functions by incorporating various skin components, such as vasculature and melanocytes for pigmentation...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589921/current-and-emerging-applications-of-3d-printing-in-medicine
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Chya-Yan Liaw, Murat Guvendiren
Three-dimensional (3D) printing enables the production of anatomically matched and patient-specific devices and constructs with high tunability and complexity. It also allows on-demand fabrication with high productivity in a cost-effective manner. As a result, 3D printing has become a leading manufacturing technique in healthcare and medicine for a wide range of applications including dentistry, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, engineered tissue models, medical devices, anatomical models and drug formulation...
June 7, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586346/3d-bioprinting-of-methacrylated-hyaluronic-acid-meha-hydrogel-with-intrinsic-osteogenicity
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Michelle T Poldervaart, Birgit Goversen, Mylene de Ruijter, Anna Abbadessa, Ferry P W Melchels, F Cumhur Öner, Wouter J A Dhert, Tina Vermonden, Jacqueline Alblas
In bone regenerative medicine there is a need for suitable bone substitutes. Hydrogels have excellent biocompatible and biodegradable characteristics, but their visco-elastic properties limit their applicability, especially with respect to 3D bioprinting. In this study, we modified the naturally occurring extracellular matrix glycosaminoglycan hyaluronic acid (HA), in order to yield photo-crosslinkable hydrogels with increased mechanical stiffness and long-term stability, and with minimal decrease in cytocompatibility...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575964/scaffolds-for-bone-tissue-engineering-state-of-the-art-and-new-perspectives
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Livia Roseti, Valentina Parisi, Mauro Petretta, Carola Cavallo, Giovanna Desando, Isabella Bartolotti, Brunella Grigolo
This review is intended to give a state of the art description of scaffold-based strategies utilized in Bone Tissue Engineering. Numerous scaffolds have been tested in the orthopedic field with the aim of improving cell viability, attachment, proliferation and homing, osteogenic differentiation, vascularization, host integration and load bearing. The main traits that characterize a scaffold suitable for bone regeneration concerning its biological requirements, structural features, composition, and types of fabrication are described in detail...
September 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558161/-printability-of-candidate-biomaterials-for-extrusion-based-3d-printing-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Stuart Kyle, Zita M Jessop, Ayesha Al-Sabah, Iain S Whitaker
Regenerative medicine has been highlighted as one of the UK's 8 'Great Technologies' with the potential to revolutionize patient care in the 21st Century. Over the last decade, the concept of '3D bioprinting' has emerged, which allows the precise deposition of cell laden bioinks with the aim of engineering complex, functional tissues. For 3D printing to be used clinically, there is the need to produce advanced functional biomaterials, a new generation of bioinks with suitable cell culture and high shape/print fidelity, to match or exceed the physical, chemical and biological properties of human tissue...
May 30, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552791/three-dimensional-printing-technologies-applications-and-limitations-in-neurosurgery
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REVIEW
Josephine U Pucci, Brandon R Christophe, Jonathan A Sisti, Edward S Connolly
Three-dimensional (3D) printers are a developing technology penetrating a variety of markets, including the medical sector. Since its introduction to the medical field in the late 1980s, 3D printers have constructed a range of devices, such as dentures, hearing aids, and prosthetics. With the ultimate goals of decreasing healthcare costs and improving patient care and outcomes, neurosurgeons are utilizing this dynamic technology, as well. Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) can be translated into Stereolithography (STL) files, which are then read and methodically built by 3D Printers...
May 24, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547894/internal-fixation-of-complicated-acetabular-fractures-directed-by-preoperative-surgery-with-3d-printing-models
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Zhao-Jie Liu, Jian Jia, Yin-Guang Zhang, Wei Tian, Xin Jin, Yong-Cheng Hu
The purpose of this article is to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of preoperative surgery with 3D printing-assisted internal fixation of complicated acetabular fractures. A retrospective case review was performed for the above surgical procedure. A 23-year-old man was confirmed by radiological examination to have fractures of multiple ribs, with hemopneumothorax and communicated fractures of the left acetabulum. According to the Letounel and Judet classification, T-shaped fracture involving posterior wall was diagnosed...
May 26, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544655/3d-bioprinting-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-constructs-for-in-situ-cell-proliferation-and-successive-multilineage-differentiation
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Qi Gu, Eva Tomaskovic-Crook, Gordon G Wallace, Jeremy M Crook
The ability to create 3D tissues from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) is poised to revolutionize stem cell research and regenerative medicine, including individualized, patient-specific stem cell-based treatments. There are, however, few examples of tissue engineering using iPSCs. Their culture and differentiation is predominantly planar for monolayer cell support or induction of self-organizing embryoids (EBs) and organoids. Bioprinting iPSCs with advanced biomaterials promises to augment efforts to develop 3D tissues, ideally comprising direct-write printing of cells for encapsulation, proliferation, and differentiation...
May 24, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541602/three-dimensional-printing-in-cardiology-current-applications-and-future-challenges
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Hongxing Luo, Jarosław Meyer-Szary, Zhongmin Wang, Robert Sabiniewicz, Yuhao Liu
Three-dimensional (3D) printing has attracted a huge interest in recent years. Broadly speaking, it refers to the technology which converts a predesigned virtual model to a touchable object. In clinical medicine, it usually converts a series of two-dimensional medical images acquired through computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging or 3D echocardiography into a physical model. Medical 3D printing consists of three main steps: image acquisition, virtual reconstruction and 3D manufacturing. It is a promising tool for preoperative evaluation, medical device design, hemodynamic simulation and medical education, it is also likely to reduce operative risk and increase operative success...
May 25, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536700/fabrication-and-evaluation-of-electrospun-3d-bioplotted-and-combination-of-electrospun-3d-bioplotted-scaffolds-for-tissue-engineering-applications
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Liliana F Mellor, Pedro Huebner, Shaobo Cai, Mahsa Mohiti-Asli, Michael A Taylor, Jeffrey Spang, Rohan A Shirwaiker, Elizabeth G Loboa
Electrospun scaffolds provide a dense framework of nanofibers with pore sizes and fiber diameters that closely resemble the architecture of native extracellular matrix. However, it generates limited three-dimensional structures of relevant physiological thicknesses. 3D printing allows digitally controlled fabrication of three-dimensional single/multimaterial constructs with precisely ordered fiber and pore architecture in a single build. However, this approach generally lacks the ability to achieve submicron resolution features to mimic native tissue...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512850/in-situ-handheld-3d-bioprinting-for-cartilage-regeneration
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Claudia Di Bella, Serena Duchi, Cathal D O'Connell, Romane Blanchard, Cheryl Augustine, Zhilian Yue, Fletcher Thompson, Christopher Richards, Stephen Beirne, Carmine Onofrillo, Sebastien H Bauquier, Stewart D Ryan, Peter Pivonka, Gordon G Wallace, Peter F Choong
Articular cartilage injuries experienced at an early age can lead to the development of osteoarthritis later in life. In situ 3D printing is an exciting and innovative bio-fabrication technology that enables the surgeon to deliver tissue- engineering techniques at the time and location of need. We have created a hand- held 3D printing device (Biopen) that allows the simultaneous co-axial extrusion of bioscaffold and cultured cells directly into the cartilage defect in vivo in a single session surgery. This pilot study assesses the ability of the Biopen to repair a full thickness chondral defect and the early outcomes in cartilage regeneration, and compares these results to other treatments in a large animal model...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502898/development-of-modified-release-3d-printed-tablets-printlets-with-pharmaceutical-excipients-using-additive-manufacturing
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Alvaro Goyanes, Fabrizio Fina, Annalisa Martorana, Daniel Sedough, Simon Gaisford, Abdul W Basit
The aim of this study was to manufacture 3D printed tablets (printlets) from enteric polymers by single filament fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing (3DP). Hot melt extrusion was used to generate paracetamol-loaded filaments from three different grades of the pharmaceutical excipient hypromellose acetate succinate (HPMCAS), grades LG, MG and HG. One-step 3DP was used to process these filaments into enteric printlets incorporating up to 50% drug loading with two different infill percentages (20 and 100%)...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488234/microphysiological-human-brain-and-neural-systems-on-a-chip-potential-alternatives-to-small-animal-models-and-emerging-platforms-for-drug-discovery-and-personalized-medicine
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Alexander P Haring, Harald Sontheimer, Blake N Johnson
Translational challenges associated with reductionist modeling approaches, as well as ethical concerns and economic implications of small animal testing, drive the need for developing microphysiological neural systems for modeling human neurological diseases, disorders, and injuries. Here, we provide a comprehensive review of microphysiological brain and neural systems-on-a-chip (NSCs) for modeling higher order trajectories in the human nervous system. Societal, economic, and national security impacts of neurological diseases, disorders, and injuries are highlighted to identify critical NSC application spaces...
May 10, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471308/fabrication-of-orientation-controlled-3d-tissues-using-a-layer-by-layer-technique-and-3d-printed-a-thermoresponsive-gel-frame
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Yoshinari Tsukamoto, Takami Akagi, Fumiaki Shima, Mitsuru Akashi
Herein, we report the fabrication of orientation-controlled tissues similar to heart and nerve tissues using a cell accumulation and three-dimensional (3D) printing technique. We first evaluated the 3D shaping ability of hydroxybutyl chitosan (HBC), a thermoresponsive polymer, by using a robotic dispensing 3D printer. HBC polymer could be laminated to a height of 1124 ± 14 μm. Based on this result, we fabricated 3D gel frames of various shapes, such as square, triangular, rectangular, and circular, for shape control of 3D tissue and then normal human cardiac fibroblasts (NHCFs) coated with extracellular matrix nanofilms were seeded in the frames...
June 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461267/patient-specific-3d-scanned-and-3d-printed-antimicrobial-polycaprolactone-wound-dressings
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Zaid Muwaffak, Alvaro Goyanes, Vivienne Clark, Abdul W Basit, Stephen T Hilton, Simon Gaisford
The increasing prevalence of wound infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria is an urgent challenge facing modern medicine. To address this issue the expedient use of antimicrobial metals such as zinc, copper and silver were incorporated into an FDA-approved polymer (polycaprolactone - PCL) to produce filaments for 3D printing. These metals have broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties, and moreover, copper and zinc can enhance the wound healing process. 3D scanning was used to construct 3D models of a nose and ear to provide the opportunity to customize shape and size of a wound dressing to an individual patient...
April 29, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409207/the-precise-repositioning-instrument-for-genioplasty-and-a-three-dimensional-printing-technique-for-treatment-of-complex-facial-asymmetry
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Lin Wang, Dan Tian, Xiumei Sun, Yanju Xiao, Li Chen, Guomin Wu
BACKGROUND: Facial asymmetry is very common in maxillofacial deformities. It is difficult to achieve accurate reconstruction. With the help of 3D printing models and surgical templates, the osteotomy line and the amount of bone grinding can be accurate. Also, by means of the precise repositioning instrument, the repositioning of genioplasty can be accurate and quick. In this study, we present a three-dimensional printing technique and the precise repositioning instrument to guide the osteotomy and repositioning, and illustrate their feasibility and validity...
April 13, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388393/biomimetic-nanofibrous-scaffolds-for-neural-tissue-engineering-and-drug-development
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REVIEW
Jing Wu, Lili Xie, William Zhi Yuan Lin, Qiushui Chen
Neural tissue engineering aims to develop functional substitutes for damaged tissues, creating many promising opportunities in regeneration medicine and drug discovery. Biomaterial scaffolds routinely provide nerve cells with a physical support for cell growth and regeneration, yielding 3D extracellular matrix to mimic the in vivo cellular microenvironment. Among the various types of cellular scaffolds for reconstruction, biomimetic nanofibrous scaffolds are recognized as appropriate candidates by precisely controlling morphology and shape...
April 4, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365396/use-of-the-3d-surgical-modelling-technique-with-open-source-software-for-mandibular-fibula-free-flap-reconstruction-and-its-surgical-guides
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L Ganry, B Hersant, J Quilichini, P Leyder, J P Meningaud
INTRODUCTION: Tridimensional (3D) surgical modelling is a necessary step to create 3D-printed surgical tools, and expensive professional software is generally needed. Open-source software are functional, reliable, updated, may be downloaded for free and used to produce 3D models. Few surgical teams have used free solutions for mastering 3D surgical modelling for reconstructive surgery with osseous free flaps. We described an Open-source software 3D surgical modelling protocol to perform a fast and nearly free mandibular reconstruction with microvascular fibula free flap and its surgical guides, with no need for engineering support...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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