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Biocompatibility and fatigue properties of polystyrene-polyisobutylene-polystyrene, an emerging thermoplastic elastomeric biomaterial.
The results presented in this paper indicate that, in comparison with silicone rubber, SIBS30 has similar biocompatibility and superior dynamic fatigue properties. Expand
Clinical analysis of selected complement-derived molecules in human adipose tissue
It is demonstrated for the first time that significantly reduced levels of complement-derived molecules were present in human AT than in the peripheral blood, and that these factors are associated with the metabolic status of examined individuals. Expand
Physical and mechanical behavior of electron-beam irradiated and ethylene oxide sterilized multiblock polyester
Characterization techniques employed include gel permeation chromatography, infrared spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, dynamic mechanical thermal analysis and tensile testing, and ethylene oxide gas treatment can be recommended as an alternative sterilization route for the studied polymer. Expand
A nanostructured carbon-reinforced polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic elastomer.
After 180 days of implantation into rabbit soft tissues, the carbon-reinforced thermoplastic elastomer had the thinnest tissue capsule around the microdumbbell specimens, with no eosinophiles present, and showed excellent integration into bones. Expand
The Role of Resolvins: EPA and DHA Derivatives Can Be Useful in the Prevention and Treatment of Ischemic Stroke
In several studies using the animal model, the supplementation of resolvin D2 decreased brain damage caused by myocardial infarction, and it reversed the neurological dysfunction of the brain, and resolvins are characterised by strong anti-inflammatory properties. Expand
Biocompatibility studies of new multiblock poly(ester-ester)s composed of poly(butylene terephthalate) and dimerized fatty acid.
Implantation tests indicated that the observed tissue changes were similar to those obtained with silicone, no evidence of contact necrosis being observed, and exposure to the investigated polymers did not cause any cytotoxic reactions. Expand
Clinical analysis of systemic and adipose tissue levels of selected hormones/adipokines and stromal-derived factor-1.
In obese individuals the biochemical constellation of adipokines/hormones involved in the process of HSPCs mobilization resembles this observed during pharmacological HSPC mobilization, and offers further indirect translational evidence for existence of a biochemical cross-talk between bone and AT metabolism in humans. Expand
Influence of TiO2 Nanoparticles Incorporated into Elastomeric Polyesters on their Biocompatibility In Vitro and In Vivo
Fibroblasts proliferation and apoptosis as well as tissue response after implantation of elastomers containing nanocrystalline TiO 2 were investigated in the present in vitro and in vivo study.Expand
[Post-traumatic painful ulnar nerve compression syndrome treated by wrapping the nerve with the vein: preliminary report].
The method described-wrapping of the nerve with the saphenous vein graft in the area of scarification-gave satisfactory outcome in 2 of 3 operated patients (significant resolution of pain and improvement of sensation) in one year follow-up. Expand
Plasma and Adipose Tissue Levels of Selected Growth/Inhibitory Factors, Proteolytic Enzymes and Sphingosine-1-Phosphate in Humans
This study revealed that human AT possesses relatively high levels of selected growth/inhibitory factors and of chemoattractants involved in the regulation of stem cell trafficking, and these factors are associated with the metabolic status of an individual. Expand