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Analysis of biomaterial latex-derived flow mechanical controller.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21096751     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper describes the basic guidelines for developing an innovative biomedical device. It covers the issues of researching about a suitable material, developing a new device, and testing its proprieties to check its effectiveness. The goal of the device is to control food flow into the esophagus, reducing its volume and the speed of food intake to help in the treatment of obesity. This module, called Esophageal Flow Controller (EFC®), is made of latex. Three different models of prototypes were developed, and 10 units of each model had their constructive and mechanical characteristics evaluated. All of them have followed the same manufacturing cycle. The results showed that the Esophageal Flow Control module has all the essential characteristics of an effective device for flow control in the esophagus.
Patricia M C Paula; Suelia S R Rodrigues; Lourdes M Brasil; Rita C Silva; Adson F da Rocha
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference     Volume:  2010     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  2011-03-25     Revised Date:  2014-08-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  263-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Appetite Regulation*
Artificial Organs
Deglutition / physiology*
Elastic Modulus
Esophagus / physiology*
Latex / chemistry*
Materials Testing*
Models, Biological
Obesity / therapy
Prostheses and Implants
Prosthesis Design*
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