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Korevaar, Iris (author)
Worldwide 8-16% of the people are affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). If the CKD is undetected, people have the risk to develop progressive loss of kidney function, which can lead to kidney failure. People with kidney failure will need dialysis to take over the kidney function. For the hemodialysis a vascular access is needed, currently...
master thesis 2019
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Juwita, Adinda Bunga (author)
Multi-material compliant mechanisms have shown the potential to be utilized in the upper-limb prosthesis. The mechanisms consist of flexural and rigid parts, where the flexural components can serve as flexible joints between rigid bodies in the device (e.g., finger and finger segments). This configuration is feasible to be fabricated using a...
master thesis 2019
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Herranz de la Nava, Alba (author)
Nature has evolved materials with outstanding mechanical properties, which attain high values of both strength and toughness. The key to their success lies in the combination of hard and soft constituents in a intricate pattern. The design of natural materials allows for the development of toughening mechanisms that increase the overall fracture...
master thesis 2018
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Safai, Lauren (author)
As interest in additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, increases, technological improvements are making printing methods quicker and more cost efficient. Inventors and innovators are able to print low-cost and complex geometries rapidly as a result of the manufacturing time being reduced from weeks to hours. With the large amount of polymeric...
master thesis 2018
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Putra, Niko Eka (author)
The emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has increased the number of implant revision procedures in the Netherlands due to implant-associated infections (IAI). Staphylococci strains accounted for more than 50% of all IAI cases. Preventative measure, such as active antibacterial surfaces on the implant, are urgently needed. This study aims...
master thesis 2018
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Cruz Saldivar, Mauricio (author)
Our ageing, and increasingly overweight population demands better implant designs and testing methods. More realistic finite element method (FEM) models are a great approach to reduce costs of the implant design process. FEM models could be used to evaluate implant performance against lack of bone ingrowth and medial tibial collapse. Failed bone...
master thesis 2018
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Fuchs, Dominique (author)
Aseptic loosening is a major cause of revision surgery in total hip arthroplasties. To slow down, or reverse loosening, tissue engineering interventions could provide solutions. One possible solution is collagen crosslinking, increasing the stiffness of the tissue. This research is a first investigation into UV-induced crosslinking on tissue...
master thesis 2018
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Garner, Eric (author)
Microstructural materials with spatially-varying properties, such as trabecular bone tissue, are widely seen in nature. These functionally graded structures possess smoothly changing microscale topologies that enable performance far superior to that of their base material. While the optimization of periodic microstructures has been studied in...
master thesis 2018
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Edens, Maike (author)
The fracture properties of natural materials often outperform artificial material properties. This could be explained by their complex multi-scale (anisotropic) hard-soft material structure, starting at a nano-scale. The interest in the fabrication of complex biomimetic hard-soft materials and interfaces is growing due to their high fracture...
master thesis 2018
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Valerio, Vito (author)
Background: The increase in orthopaedic implants, as a result of an ageing population, is accompanied by increasing numbers of implant associated infections (IAI). Current prevention and treatment procedures are not sufficient to prevent IAI, with a tremendous impact on patients’ quality of life. Preventing IAI at the source of the infection,...
master thesis 2018
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Bramer, Karel (author)
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease, i.e. “wear and tear” arthritis. Approximately 1,2 million people were known to have the disease in the year 2015. Although most joints affected by osteoarthritis have a eminent treatment, the treatments for OA in the trapeziometacarpal joint (TMC) aren’t proven superior to one another. Because...
master thesis 2017
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Fajardo Cortes, Jonathan (author)
Cardiovascular diseases, in particular atherosclerosis, is currently the leading cause of death worldwide with increasing numbers due to an aging population. Recently, the first bioresorbable stent (BRS), Absorb GT1 (Abbott, USA) was approved by the FDA, consequently sparking enthusiasm in BRSs and degradable polymeric biomaterials. Polymeric...
master thesis 2017
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Athanasiadis, Stefanos (author)
Background. In the coming years, the use of orthopaedic implants is expected to increase and subsequently the need to encounter the problems of poor osseointegration and implant-associated infection (IAI) is augmented. The unsuccessful implantation of an orthopaedic or dental implant has a considerable economic impact on the healthcare system...
master thesis 2017
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