In this paper, the bulge test is used to determine the mechanical properties of very thin dielectric membranes. Commonly, this experimental method permits to determine the residual stress (σ 0) and biaxial Young's modulus (E/(1-υ)).
SUMMARY A woman in her 50s underwent delayed bilateral Poly Implant Prothèse implant reconstruction following mastectomy for breast cancer. Symptoms of implant rupture developed 43 months after surgery with an erythematous rash on her trunk. The rash then spread to her reconstructed breast mounds. Initial ultrasound scan and magnetic resonance imaging were… (More)
BACKGROUND The identification and validation of suitable predictive and prognostic factors are a challenge to improve the treatment scheme selection. Discordances in histological grade can be established between core biopsy and surgical specimens. This is important in HR-positive/HER2-negative subgroup where histological grade identifies patients at high… (More)
SUMMARY Metastatic breast carcinoma can mimic benign cutaneous lesions. Breast surgeons should be aware of skin manifestations to be able to distinguish them and set a proper therapeutic strategy. A clinical case of cutaneous lesion after breast cancer is presented. A 41-year-old woman with a history of left breast cancer underwent a prophylactic right… (More)
This study is focused on the mechanical characterization of materials used in microelectronic and micro- electromechanical systems (MEMS) devices. In order to determine their mechanical parameters, a new deformation bench test with suitable micromachined specimens have been developed. Uniaxial tensile tests were performed on"low cost"specimens, consisting… (More)