Maria de los Angeles Arenas

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The aim of this study was to evaluate Staphylococcus sp. adhesion to modified surfaces of titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-4V). Specimens of Ti-6Al-4V alloy 6-4 ELI-grade 23 that meets the requirements of ASTM F136 2002A (AMS 2631B class A1) were anodized in a mixture of sulfuric/hydrofluoric acid at 20 V for 5 and 60 min to form nanoporous (NP) and nanotubular (NT)(More)
Short (days, weeks) and long-term (months, years) non-sheltered field exposures of brass (15, and 20 wt.% Zn) and copper sheet have been conducted in three European cities (Milan, Stockholm, Madrid) to generate an in-depth time-dependent understanding of patina evolution, corrosion rates, aesthetic appearance, metal release and degree of dezincification in(More)
Specimens of aluminum-based composites reinforced by silicon carbide nanoparticles (Al/SiCnp) produced by powder metallurgy (PM) were anodized under voltage control in tartaric-sulfuric acid (TSA). In this work, the influence of the amount of SiCnp on the film growth during anodizing was investigated. The current density versus time response and the(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the proliferation and mineralization ability of mouse osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells on F-containing TiO2 films with different morphology and nanostructure that previously confirmed antibacterial properties. F-containing TiO2 films were fabricated by anodizing Ti-6Al-4V alloy ELI -grade 23. By using a mixture of H2SO4/HF(More)
Implant sonication is considered a useful method for the diagnosis of implant-related infections. We designed an in vitro study using Ti6Al4V discs and 5 different bacteria to determine the optimal sonication time for recovery of most bacteria tested to enable use of sonication in clinical practice for microbiological diagnosis of implant-related(More)
This paper proposes a cooperative methodology for IS development, focusing on the end-user's collaboration in the process, providing the training and tools required to obtain the characteristics of the processes in which he/she is involved and actively integrating the user in the IS development team. Each of the steps involved in IS development is(More)
INTRODUCTION Abnormal body proportions may indicate skeletal disorders; therefore, their detection has great clinical significance. OBJETIVES To estimate centiles for head circumference/height (HC/H) and sitting height/height (SH/H) ratios, and assess their diagnostic usefulness among a group of children with skeletal dysplasia. METHODS Centiles 3, 10,(More)
Ti-6Al-4V joint replacement implants foster uncemented fixation in orthopaedic surgery. However, bacterial colonization competes with host cells and ultimately may produce implant-related difficult-to-treat infections, justifying the efforts to obtain infection-resistant materials. In a previous work, the authors demonstrated the antibacterial properties of(More)
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