D. Claire Gloeckner

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In order to gain a deeper understanding of bladder function, it is necessary to study the time-dependent response of the bladder wall. The present study evaluated and compared the viscoelastic behaviors of normal and spinal cord injured (SCI) rat bladder wall tissue using an established rat model and planar biaxial stress relaxation tests. Bladders from(More)
  • N Vyavahare, M Ogle, +4 authors R J Levy
  • Journal of biomedical materials research
  • 1999
Bioprosthetic heart valve (BPHV) degeneration, characterized by extracellular matrix deterioration, remodeling, and calcification, is an important clinical problem accounting for thousands of surgeries annually. Here we report for the first time, in a series of in vitro accelerated fatigue studies (5-500 million cycles) with glutaraldehyde fixed porcine(More)
Porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS) has been shown to serve as a remodelable tissue scaffold in a wide range of applications. Despite the large number of experimental studies, there is a lack of fundamental information on SIS anisotropic mechanical behavior and how this behavior changes postimplantation. As a first step in our study of remodeling(More)
PURPOSE Changes in the mechanical properties of the bladder wall after spinal cord injury can alter bladder compliance and wall tension, leading to changes in afferent nerve activity and to abnormal reflex mechanisms. To our knowledge we report the first application of biaxial mechanical testing to the normal bladder wall and demonstrate how these(More)
Bladder wall replacement remains a challenging problem for urological surgery due to leakage, infection, stone formation, and extensive time needed for tissue regeneration. To explore the feasibility of producing a more functional biomaterial for bladder reconstitution, we incorporated muscle-derived cells (MDC) into small intestinal submucosa (SIS)(More)
One method of fabricating implantable biomaterials is to utilize biologically derived, chemically modified tissues to form constructs that are both biocompatible and remodelable. Rigorous mechanical characterization is a necessary component in material evaluation to ensure that the constructs will withstand in vivo loading. In this study we performed an(More)
The mechanisms underlying the failure of porcine bioprosthetic aortic heart valves are not well understood. One possible explanation is that delaminations of the layered leaflet structure occur through flexion, leading to calcification and further delaminations, and finally resulting in valve failure. We investigated the changes in flexural rigidity of the(More)
Vehicle roll direction and occupant position have been shown to affect occupant kinematics. Data from NASS-CDS were analyzed for risk of serious or greater injuries and ejection with respect to the position of the occupant (near side or far side). The risk of AIS 3+ injuries was higher for unrestrained occupants, for ejected occupants, for occupants(More)
INTRODUCTION Approximately spinal cord injury ( SCI patients develo retention and overac that these neurogeni the clinical complian in bladder volume) normal individuals [ model, that passivesignificantly increa loading [3]. Howev tissue is known to alterations in the properties are an im have been very few bladder wall. The characterize the biax first(More)
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