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Owing to their mechanical properties, metallic materials present a promising solution in the field of resorbable implants. The magnesium metabolism in humans differs depending on its introduction. The natural, oral administration of magnesium via, for example, food, essentially leads to an intracellular enrichment of Mg(2+) . In contrast, introducing… (More)
The aim of this study is to investigate and demonstrate the mechanical and corrosive characteristics of the neodymium-containing magnesium alloy MgNd2 (Nd2), which can be used as a resorbable implant material, especially in the field of stenting applications. To determine the mechanical characteristics of Nd2, tensile and compression tests were initially… (More)
Up to now, different surgical techniques and stent systems have already been developed and tested for the continuous and adequate ventilation of the frontal sinuses. However, the results achieved still remain poor. Magnesium-based implants have been successfully used in numerous clinical applications. Offering excellent biocompatibility and biodegradability… (More)
Magnesium alloys are currently being investigated for use as resorbable biomaterials. Various applications for magnesium based implant materials have already been presented. Currently, stents and structures that sustain diseased or narrowed vessels seem to be the most promising areas. This study focuses on the use of a magnesium fluoride (MgF2 ) coated… (More)
In contrast to mistletoe lectin I (ML I), viscotoxin A 3 does not inhibit protein synthesis in cell-free systems. From the immunological studies it is concluded that ML I and viscotoxin do not share identical structural domains.
Biodegradable and biocompatible magnesium alloys appear to be very promising not only for temporary clinical application but also for developing deformable and degradable medical implants. This study analyzes the in vivo degradation behavior and the impact on the paranasal sinuses of the highly ductile Mg-2 wt%Nd alloy (MgNd2) in order to provide a basis… (More)
Using several different in vitro assays, a new biodegradable magnesium alloy Mg-2La, composed of 98% magnesium and 2% lanthanum, was investigated as a possible implant material for biomedical applications. An in vitro cytotoxicity test, according to EN ISO 10993-5/12, with L929 and human osteoblastic cells identified no toxic effects on cell viability at… (More)
2 lectins from the mushroom Agaricus edulis were isolated, after heating the crude extract at 75 degrees C, by ion exchange chromatography and gel chromatography using QAE-Sephadex A-50 and Sephadex G75. Some hemagglutinating and physicochemical properties of the agglutinins are reported.
Belching and severe vomiting may lead in association with gastro-oesophageal prolapse to a variety of lesions within the gastro-oesophageal junction. Incarceration of the prolapse, diffuse hemorrhage from the prolapsed mucosa, longitudinal lacerations (Mallory-Weiss syndrome), intramural hematoma and spontaneous rupture (Boerhaave syndrome) are the most… (More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine potential effects of isometric non-machine-based training on the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the paravertebral muscles in volunteers who were participants in a prevention program. An increase in the CSA of back muscles after various machine-based exercises have been reported but non-machine-based training… (More)