Special Issue "Advanced Coatings for Manufacturing Prosthetic Tubular Devices"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Anton Ficai
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1. Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, 1-7 Gh. Polizu st., 011061 Bucharest, Romania
2. Academy of Romanian Scientists, 54 Splaiul Independenței st., Bucharest, Romania
Interests: bio(nano)materials; synthesis methods; materials processing and design; advanced coatings; tissue engineering; drug delivery; characterization methods
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is dedicated to highlighting the most recent progress achieved in the development of coatings on the surface of prosthetic tubular devices, especially stents and catheters.

Several years ago, cardiovascular diseases exceeded the number of deaths induced by cancers as the most important cause of death worldwide. In many cardiovascular diseases, the use of stents and catheters is essential and this is why research has intensified and important advances have been recorded. Advances in the field are assured by exploiting coating technologies, with the developed coatings being able to change major surface properties (such as biocompatibility, hemocompatibility, antiadhesive and antibiofilm capacity, etc.), which strongly influence the performance of these prosthetic tubular devices.

Many deposition techniques have recently been developed or improved, some of them being suitable for the coating of these devices, even for the coating of the stents, which, compared to other prosthetic tubular devices, have very complex geometry. Among these techniques, physical and chemical deposition techniques such as pulsed laser deposition (PLD), sputtering techniques, matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE), dip coating, sol-gel, and electrochemical deposition techniques are some of the most exploited techniques for designing coated stents. Special attention will be paid to some characteristics such as anti-adherent, anti-encrustation, antimicrobial, antibiofilm, and antitumoral activities induced by the coating or due to the release of biologically active agents.

For this Special Issue, short communications/letters, original papers, and reviews are welcome dealing with coated prosthetic tubular devices, especially stents and catheters.

Potential topics:

The aim of this Special Issue is to serve as a forum for specialists, students, as well as papers in the following concepts regarding multifunctional coatings on the surface of the prosthetic tubular devices, especially stents and catheters:

  • Mono-component or composite coatings for prosthetic tubular devices;
  • Anti-adherent, anti-encrustation, antimicrobial, antibiofilm or antitumoral coatings;
  • Drug eluting coatings.

Prof. Dr. Anton Ficai
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Prosthetic tubular devices: Stents and Catheters
  • Design and manufacturing
  • Multifunctional coatings
  • Surface treatment
  • Resorbable versus non-resorbable prosthetic tubular devices

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Shoulder Implant Manufacturer Detection by Using Deep Learning: Proposed Channel Selection Layer
Coatings 2021, 11(3), 346; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings11030346 - 18 Mar 2021
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Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (TSA) is the process of replacing the damaged ball and socket joint in the shoulder with a prosthesis made with polyethylene and metal components. After this procedure, intervention may be required as a result of damage to the prosthesis, except [...] Read more.
Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (TSA) is the process of replacing the damaged ball and socket joint in the shoulder with a prosthesis made with polyethylene and metal components. After this procedure, intervention may be required as a result of damage to the prosthesis, except for the need for an examination regarding the prosthesis at certain periods. If the patient does not have information about the model and manufacturer of the prosthesis, the treatment process is delayed. Artificial intelligence-assisted systems can speed up the treatment process by classifying the manufacturer and model of the prosthesis. In this study, artificial intelligence methods were applied to classify shoulder implants using X-ray images. The model and manufacturer of the prosthesis is detected by using the proposed deep learning method. Besides, the most commonly used machine learning classifiers were applied for the same problem to compare the results and show the effectiveness of the proposed method. In addition, the accuracy and precision analysis and measurements of the processing times for the applied methods were performed to reveal the performance, accuracy, and efficiency of the study. In order to measure the performance of the proposed method, it was compared with studies on the same problem in the literature. As a result of the comparison, it was found that the proposed method, with an accuracy rate of 97.2%, performed better than the other studies. In the study, the implant manufacturer and model are classified in order to carry out the implant surgery process in the best way with the proposed deep learning model. With the success of the proposed system, the applicability of this model in similar prosthesis classifications has been shown. Differently from the studies in the literature, the channel selection formula is presented in the proposed deep learning method recommended for selecting the most distinctive feature filters. Full article
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Customized Therapeutic Surface Coatings for Dental Implants
Coatings 2020, 10(6), 568; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings10060568 - 17 Jun 2020
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Dental implants are frequently used to support fixed or removable dental prostheses to replace missing teeth. The clinical success of titanium dental implants is owed to the exceptional biocompatibility and osseointegration with the bone. Therefore, the enhanced therapeutic effectiveness of dental implants had [...] Read more.
Dental implants are frequently used to support fixed or removable dental prostheses to replace missing teeth. The clinical success of titanium dental implants is owed to the exceptional biocompatibility and osseointegration with the bone. Therefore, the enhanced therapeutic effectiveness of dental implants had always been preferred. Several concepts for implant coating and local drug delivery had been developed during the last decades. A drug is generally released by diffusion-controlled, solvent-controlled, and chemical controlled methods. Although a range of surface modifications and coatings (antimicrobial, bioactive, therapeutic drugs) have been explored for dental implants, it is still a long way from designing sophisticated therapeutic implant surfaces to achieve the specific needs of dental patients. The present article reviews various interdisciplinary aspects of surface coatings on dental implants from the perspectives of biomaterials, coatings, drug release, and related therapeutic effects. Additionally, the various types of implant coatings, localized drug release from coatings, and how released agents influence the bone–implant surface interface characteristics are discussed. This paper also highlights several strategies for local drug delivery and their limitations in dental implant coatings as some of these concepts are yet to be applied in clinical settings due to the specific requirements of individual patients. Full article
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