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Characterization and in vivo evaluation of a bio-corrodible nitrided iron stent.
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PMID:  23183963     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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A bio-corrodible nitrided iron stent was developed using a vacuum plasma nitriding technique. In the nitrided iron stents, the tensile strength, radial strength, stiffness and in vitro electrochemical corrosion rate were significantly increased compared with those of the control pure iron stent. To evaluate its performance in vivo, the deployment of the nitrided iron stents in juvenile pig iliac arteries was performed. At 3 or 6 months postoperatively, the stented vessels remained patent well; however, slight luminal loss resulting from intimal hyperplasia and relative stenosis of the stented vessel segment with piglets growth were observed by 12 months; no thrombosis or local tissue necrosis was found. At 1 month postoperatively, a nearly intact layer of endothelial cells formed on the stented vessel wall. Additionally, a decreased inflammation scoring, considerably corroded struts and corrosion products accumulation were seen. These findings indicate the potential of this nitrided iron stent as an attractive biodegradable stent.
Authors:
Qimao Feng; Deyuan Zhang; Chaohua Xin; Xiangdong Liu; Wenjiao Lin; Wanqian Zhang; Sun Chen; Kun Sun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-4838     ISO Abbreviation:  J Mater Sci Mater Med     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9013087     Medline TA:  J Mater Sci Mater Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Shanghai Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, 200071, China.
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