Mark Boden

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Katacalcin (KC) is situated on the C-terminal side of the procalcitonin molecule and is cleaved like calcitonin (CT) from this precursor peptide. Serum levels of KC were measured in 22 patients with C-cell carcinoma with a specific and sensitive radioimmunoassay (normal range, less than 0.1-0.15 ng/ml). Basal serum KC values in C-cell carcinoma patients(More)
The TAXUS Express 2 Paclitaxel Eluting Coronary Stent System employs a coating consisting of the thermoplastic elastomer, poly(styrene-b-isobutylene-b-styrene; SIBS), selected for its drug-eluting characteristics, vascular compatibility, mechanical properties, and biostability. This study was conducted to evaluate the impact of different SIBS (17-51 mole %(More)
Functional aspects of the styrene-b-isobutylene-b-styrene triblock copolymer (SIBS) which is incorporated into a drug-eluting stent (DES) coating are described. The SIBS copolymer is employed on the TAXUS Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent as a carrier for paclitaxel (PTx). Optical and scanning electron microscopic analysis of stents explanted from rabbit(More)
Polyisobutylene (PIB)-based block copolymers have attracted significant interest as biomaterials. Poly(styrene-b-isobutylene-b-styrene) (SIBS) has been shown to be vascularly compatible and, when loaded with paclitaxel (PTx) and coated on a coronary stent, has the ability to deliver the drug directly to arterial walls. Modulation of drug release from this(More)
A poly(styrene-b-isobutylene-b-styrene) (SIBS) triblock polymer is employed as the polymer drug carrier for the TAXUS Express2 Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent system (Boston Scientific Corp.). It has been shown that the release of paclitaxel (PTx) from SIBS can be modulated by modification of either drug-loading ratio or altering the triblock morphology(More)
Surface topography of medical implants provides an important biophysical cue on guiding cellular functions at the cell-implant interface. However, few techniques are available to produce polymeric coatings with controlled microtopographies onto surgical implants, especially onto implant devices of small dimension and with complex structures such as(More)
The controlled release of paclitaxel (PTx) from stent coatings comprising an elastomeric polymer blended with a styrene maleic anhydride (SMA) copolymer is described. The coated stents were characterized for morphology by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM), and for drug release using high-performance liquid chromatography(More)
V HN 22 pERSISTENT MEDULLARY THYROID CARCINOMa-INDICATION AND RESULTS OF REINTERVENTIONS, H.Meybler,H.J.Buhr,D.Lorenz,F.Raue,Ch.Herfarth The fact of persistence of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is easy to establish by serum calcitonin determinations.Frequently the tumor growth is clinically occult. Surgery is the treatment of choice.The early spread(More)
Katacalcin (KC) is situated on the C-terminal side of the procalcitonin molecule and is cleaved like calcitonin (CT) from this precursor peptide. Serum levels of KC were measured in 22 patients with C-cell carcinoma with a specific and sensitive radioimmunoassay (normal range, <0.1–0.15 ng/ml). Basal serum KC values in C-cell carcinoma patients were(More)
We describe the development of an extended use amperometric three-enzyme creatinine biosensor and the successful chemical modification and immobilization of the enzyme creatinine amidohydrolase using polyurethane prepolymers. Creatinine amidohydrolase is significantly stabilized by immobilization in polyurethane polymers. The half-life increases from six to(More)
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