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A dextran-modified poly(vinyl amine) comb-like surfactant polymer, poly(N-vinyl dextran aldonamide-co-N-vinyl hexanamide), that can surface-adsorb on hydrophobic polymeric substrates, was designed to improve the interfacial blood-compatibility of polymeric biomaterials. Medical-grade polycarbonate was selected as a model substrate because of its extensive(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate which approach for serological testing of multiparous donors might be feasible and effective to reduce the risk of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI). TRALI is a serious adverse event of blood transfusion. Antibodies to granulocytes and human leucocyte antigens (HLAs) are frequently detected in sera of(More)
Introduction The presence of proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans and other glycosylated molecules is responsible for the inherent non-adhesive nature of the endothelial cell glycocalyx that prevents attachment of other cells and biomolecules to the intravascular endothelial cell lining . Mimicking such a sugar-rich structure for vascular interfacial(More)
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