Scaffolds have been utilized in tissue regeneration to facilitate the formation and maturation of new tissues or organs where a balance between temporary mechanical support and mass transport (degradation and cell growth) is ideally achieved. Polymers have been widely chosen as tissue scaffolding material having a good combination of biodegradability,… (More)
Action potential propagation in cardiac tissue is mainly governed by highly resistive gap junctions, which causes the tissue to behave as a network of active cell nodes interconnected by resistors. This property causes the action potential propagation to be less dependent on the level of mechanical deformation. This study proposes that the electrical… (More)
During a period of two years pericarditis was observed in five patients with decompensated cirrhosis who had only slightly raised blood-urea-nitrogen and serum-creatinine. Although this association has not been previously described, some patients with hepatic failure seem to have pericarditis in the absence of severe uraemia.