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The degradation and drug carrier properties of poly(ethylene carbonate) (PEC) were investigated in vitro and in rats and rabbits. PEC was found to be specifically degraded in vivo and in vitro by superoxide radical anions O2-*, which are, in vivo, mostly produced by inflammatory cells. No degradation of PEC was observed in the presence of hydrolases, serum(More)
A morphometric analysis of constituents of the rat hippocampus was performed in the different hippocampal regions that are known to be vulnerable in various degrees to experimental global ischemia. In the hippocampus formation of the normal Fisher rat the number and areas of neuronal nuclei and of their constituents, nucleoli and AgNOR particles, were(More)
A mock heart circulation loop (MHCL) is a hydraulic model simulating the human circulatory system. It allows in vitro investigations of the interaction between cardiac assist devices and the human circulatory system. In this study, a preload sensitive MHCL, the MHCLAUTO , was developed to investigate the interaction between the left ventricle and left(More)
Octreotide (octreotide-acetate, Sandostatin(R)) is a somatostatin analogue, used in long-term treatment of acromegaly. The present study describes the absorption profile in rabbits of octreotide after release from the long-acting formulation OncoLAR (denoted as octreotide-LAR). In a first experiment, the disposition kinetics of octreotide was studied for 24(More)
Cysts of Naegleria gruberi have a normal UV- and an extremely high X-ray resistance compared to other protozoans. Caffeine and 3-aminobenzamide applied to excysting amoeba after irradiation in the encysted state (UV and X-rays) by feeding with drug-containing bacteria increased lethality, while fractionated irradiation (UV) and liquid-holding (UV and(More)
Mock heart circulation loops (MHCLs) serve as in-vitro platforms to investigate the physiological interaction between circulatory systems and cardiovascular devices. A mock heart (MH) engineered with silicone walls and helical aramid fibers, to mimic the complex contraction of a natural heart, has been developed to advance the MHCL previously developed in(More)
Spatially resolved measurement of blood flow is of great interest in the development of artificial blood-carrying devices such as blood pumps, heart valve prostheses, and oxygenators. Particle image velocimetry (PIV) is able to measure instantaneous velocity fields in a plane with high accuracy and is being used more frequently for the development of such(More)
Right heart failure (RHF), e.g. due to pulmonary hypertension (PH), is a serious health issue with growing occurrence and high mortality rate. Limited efficacy of medication in advanced stages of the disease constitutes the need for mechanical circulatory support of the right ventricle (RV). An essential contribution to the process of developing right(More)
It is of the utmost importance to reduce flow-induced hemolysis in devices such as heart-valve prostheses and blood pumps. Thus, in vitro measurements of hemolysis are performed in order to optimize their design in this regard. However, with existing measurement methods, hemolysis can only be assessed as an integrated value over the complete test-circuit.(More)
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