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Hernia Mesh and Hernia Repair: A Review

Hernia repair for primary and incisional hernia is the most commonly performed abdominal surgery done with extremely high costs. Treatment for hernia requires surgery to close the defect; however, there...

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Orthopedic implants and devices for bone fractures and defects: Past, present and perspective

Bone is a unique tissue that is capable of repairing itself after damage. However, there are certain instances of fractures and defects that require clinical intervention for proper alignment and healing....

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Applications of PLA in modern medicine

Polylactic acid (PLA) is a versatile biopolymer. PLA is synthesized with ease from abundant renewable resources and is biodegradable. PLA has shown promise as a biomaterial in a plethora of healthcare...

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An Overview on Materials and Techniques in 3D Bioprinting Toward Biomedical Application

•Synthetic polymers and bioinks are introduced with the application of 3D bioprinting in medical.•Common applicable biomaterials and 3D bioprinting techniques are classified.•Strengths and limitations...

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Improved skin regeneration with acellular fish skin grafts

Fish skin graft, a novel skin substitute, has seen a widespread clinical application since the approval for wound coverage by the FDA. Due to its properties in promoting wound healing and its efficient...

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Hyaluronic acid and its biomedical applications: A review

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring biopolymer possessing numerous functions within the body including wound repair, cell migration, and cell signaling. Due to its versatility, hyaluronic acid...

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Biomedical applications of gelatin methacryloyl hydrogels

•GelMA hydrogels are introduced with their excellent biocompatibility, biodegradability, and moldability.•The biomedical applications of GelMA in various fields are introduced and discussed.•A critical...

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Current developments in biofilm treatments: Wound and implant infections

Biofilm formation in wounds and implants can have numerous negative effects on a patient's health, including delayed healing and implant removal. Current treatments for biofilms do not completely eradicate...

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Additive manufacturing and 3D printing of metallic biomaterials

•Major characteristics of metallic biomaterials were discussed.•All the major compatible metals are included....

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Developing tissue engineering strategies for liver regeneration

•Liver tissue engineering is considered to be the most promising alternative for mimicking liver microstructure, maintaining hepatic function or implanting whole liver.•The most common and novel strategies...

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3D Printing of Ceramic Biomaterials

•Five additive manufacturing strategies for printing bioceramics are described herein.•Printing bioceramics lead to highly porous, bioactive microstructures as favored by tissue-engineered scaffolds,...

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Electrospun chitosan nanofibers for wound healing application

•The fabrication of electrospun chitosan nanofibers with random and aligned fibrous structure were introduced.•The as-crosslinked electrospun chitosan nanofibers possess enhanced wet stability, improved...

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Mechanical and antibacterial properties of tannic acid-encapsulated carboxymethyl chitosan/polyvinyl alcohol hydrogels

•Tannic acid (TA) crosslinked poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)/carboxymethyl chitosan (CMC) hydrogels are developed by cryogenic treatment and freeze-drying method.•The mechanical strength and stiffness of...

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Wound dressing products: A translational investigation from the bench to the market

•Designing advanced cost-effective wound dressings is an urgent need worldwide.•Promising in vitro and in vivo results are not often confirmed by Clinical Trials.•The use of personalized treatments...

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Polyhydroxyalkanoates in tissue repair and regeneration

•PHA is widely used in biomedical engineering due to its flexible mechanical properties, biocompatibility, and biodegradability.•A systematic report on the performance advantages and application value...

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Multifunctional building elements for the construction of peptide drug conjugates

•This review presents special attention to the role and importance of structural characteristics of self-assembling peptides, transformable peptide-drug conjugates, targeting peptides and cell-penetrating...

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Biomaterials for Adhesion in Orthopedic Applications: A Review

Adhesive biomaterials, historically, have had a wide range of applications in all medical fields. With the extensive variety of biomaterials with adhesion properties, the field of orthopedics benefits...

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Development of smart wearable sensors for life healthcare

•Critical perspectives are put forward regarding wearable sensors in the future digital health monitoring industry.•The materials and processing technologies involved have also been discussed in recent...

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Application of TPMS structure in bone regeneration

•Methods and materials for manufacturing TPMS scaffolds are introduced.•Properties (such as pore structure, permeability, mechanical property, and curvature) that affect the overall structure and bone...

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Emerging electrochemical sensors for life healthcare

•critical perspectives are put forward regarding electrochemical sensors in the future digital healthcare monitoring industry.•the materials and processing technologies involved have also been discussed...

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Virtual reality based multiple life skill training for intellectual disability: A multicenter randomized controlled trial

•A VR based life skill training was developed, including shopping, cooking, and cleaning tasks.•VR training can improve cooking and cleaning performance.•VR training had better improvement on memory...

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Application of metal-based biomaterials in wound repair

•Metal elements played an irreplaceable role in regulating and accelerating wound repair.•Based on the dimensionality of metal nanomaterials, we divide the common metal-based nanomaterials into 0D,...

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Engineering nanoparticles to overcome immunological barriers for enhanced drug delivery

Nanotechnology has recently gained traction in the medical field as a method of targeted delivery and timed release of therapeutic drugs. As interest in this field grows, design considerations of the...

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Living Materials for Regenerative Medicine

•Living material is a hotspot sprung up in recent years, which refers to composite materials incorporating biologically derived components, especially living cells.•The advanced engineering approaches...

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Applications of 3D printed chimeric DNA biomaterials

•3D bioprinting techniques suitable for chimeric biomaterials are discussed.•Current research conducted with chimeric biomaterials, e.g. tissue engineering and cancer treatment, are reviewed.•Major...

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