Kenton W. Gregory

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BACKGROUND Although the relationship between cardiac wavelength (lambda) and path length importantly determines the stability of reentrant arrhythmias, the physiological determinants of lambda are poorly understood. To investigate the cellular mechanisms that control lambda during reentry, we developed an experimental system for continuously monitoring(More)
BACKGROUND Hemorrhage is a leading cause of death from trauma. An advanced hemostatic dressing could augment available hemostatic methods. We studied the effects of a new chitosan dressing on blood loss, survival, and fluid use after severe hepatic injury in swine. METHODS Swine received chitosan dressings or gauze sponges. Standardized, severe liver(More)
  • HanQun Shangguana, Scott A. Prahla, Steven L. Jacquesa, Lee W. Caspersonb, Kenton W. Gregory
  • 1999
Pressure effects on soft tissues monitored by changes in tissue optical properties, " in ABSTRACT For pulsed laser tissue welding, an appropriate pressure needs to be applied to the tissues to achieve successful welds. In this study, we investigated the influences of pressure on in vitro optical properties of elastin biomaterial. The optical properties were(More)
An esophageal injury with significant tissue loss is very difficult to repair. We conducted an in vivo study to test our elastin based acellular biomaterial patch to repair such defect. The patch was made from porcine aorta, by decellularization and sterilization. Collagen fibers were preserved to retain mechanical strength and enhance cellular in-growth.(More)
Major duodenal injury with significant tissue loss causes high morbidity and mortality. Our new elastin based heterograft combined with small intestinal submucosa (SIS) and biodegradable glue could be used for repair of such defects. Twenty-four domestic pigs were anesthetized and underwent celiotomy. A 2 cm circular defect was created at the second portion(More)
An off-the-shelf vascular graft biomaterial for vascular bypass surgeries is an unmet clinical need. The vascular biomaterial must support cell growth, be non-thrombogenic, minimize intimal hyperplasia, match the structural properties of native vessels, and allow for regeneration of arterial tissue. Electrospun recombinant human tropoelastin (rTE) as a(More)
Photo acoustic drug delivery is a technique for localized drug delivery by laser-induced hydrodynamic pressure following cavitation bubble expansion and collapse. Photoacoustic drug delivery was investigated on gelatin-based thrombus models with planar and cylindrical geometries by use of one microsecond laser pulses. Solutions of a hydrophobic dye in(More)
The development of vascular grafts has focused on finding a biomaterial that is non-thrombogenic, minimizes intimal hyperplasia, matches the mechanical properties of native vessels and allows for regeneration of arterial tissue. In this study, the structural and mechanical properties and the vascular cell compatibility of electrospun recombinant human(More)
Autologous bone marrow mononuclear progenitor cells (ABMCs) are now being used for several regenerative medicine studies, but questions remain on the fate and function of the injected ABMCs. The ability to track the cells within animals is important in understanding the regeneration process, and both quantum dots (Q-dots) and the organic dye CM-DiI have(More)
Elastin, a principal structural component of native arteries, has distinct biological and mechanical advantages when used as a biomaterial; however, its low ultimate tensile strength has limited its use as an arterial conduit. We have developed a scaffold, consisting of a purified elastin tubular conduit strengthened with fibrin bonded layers of acellular(More)