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The biodistribution of biodegradable poly(organo phosphazene) nanoparticles surface modified by adsorption of a novel poly(organo phosphazene)-poly(ethylene oxide) copolymer with a 5000 M(W) PEO chain (PF-PEO[5000]), following intravenous administration in rats and rabbits, is described. The data are compared to the biodistribution of poly(organo(More)
Polymer coatings have been suggested to decrease the thrombogenicity of metallic intravascular stents. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the intimal response to two different polymers when used as coatings for stents implanted in normal porcine coronary arteries. Non-articulated stainless steel-slotted tube stents were coated with either a(More)
Calciphylaxis is a rare complication that occurs in 1% of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) each year. Extensive microvascular calcification and occlusion/thrombosis lead to violaceous skin lesions, which progress to nonhealing ulcers with secondary infection, often leading to sepsis and death. The lower extremities are predominantly involved(More)
The use of biodegradable derivatives of poly(organo phosphazenes) for the preparation of nanoparticles and their surface modification with the novel poly(ethylene oxide) derivative of poly(organo phosphazene) has been assessed using a range of in vitro characterization methods. The nanoparticles were produced by the precipitation solvent evaporation method(More)
This article describes the synthesis of biodegradable polyphosphazenes. The rate of degradation can be varied in a controllable manner by the introduction of hydrolysis-sensitive amino acid ester side groups or by blending of polymers. Biodegradable polyphosphazenes can be used for the preparation of drug-containing implants and this is illustrated for(More)
Mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) have been reported as predictive markers of tumour response to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Although the “common” EGFR mutations have been associated with response to EGFR-TKIs, the correlation with response to treatment for many other rare(More)
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