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Nitinol     nickel; titanium

Synonyms: AC1MIX1W, 52013-44-2, Nickel alloy, base, Ni,Ti (Nitinol)
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Disease relevance of Nitinol


High impact information on Nitinol


Chemical compound and disease context of Nitinol

  • The double umbrella-like occlusion device is made from nitinol mesh and closes luminal contact between the esophageal and bronchial walls, with its waist filling out the fistula itself [8].
  • Use of histoacryl and a covered nitinol stent to treat a bronchobiliary fistula [9].
  • In torsion not even the largest sizes of nickel-titanium (0.021 by 0.025 inch) or beta titanium (0.019 by 0.025 inch) wire meet the stiffness requirements of an 0.019 by 0.026 inch stainless steel wire, thereby making the established alloys the finishing wire of choice [10].
  • Adjuncts to reduce scope damage during these procedures were the use of the ureteral access sheath (n = 109), nitinol devices allowing lower pole stone retrieval (n = 27), and the 200-microm holmium laser fiber for stone fragmentation, tumor ablation, and incision of ureteropelvic junction/ureteral stenoses (n = 91) [11].
  • Efficacy of a dexamethasone-eluting nitinol stent on the inhibition of pseudo-intimal hyperplasia in a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: an experimental study in a swine model [12].

Biological context of Nitinol


Anatomical context of Nitinol

  • BACKGROUND: Our objectives were to quantify the thrombogenicity and extent of vascular injury created by slotted-tube geometry stainless steel and nitinol coronary stents in a rabbit carotid artery model [2].
  • This study demonstrates the feasibility of a new method of temporary stenting that uses the thermoelastic properties of nitinol to permit reliable recovery of the stent in normal canine coronary arteries [6].
  • PURPOSE: To determine the effectiveness of a prototype nitinol stent in the iliac arteries [17].
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: A composite nitinol-collagen endovascular stent-graft with a 4-mm inner diameter was deployed in the abdominal aorta in nine rabbits [18].
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: Polyurethane-covered retrievable 0.10-mm-thick (n = 11) or 0.15-mm-thick (n = 10) nitinol wire stents were placed in the urethras of 20 dogs [19].

Associations of Nitinol with other chemical compounds


Gene context of Nitinol

  • We conclude that a rough NiTi surface promotes TGF-beta1 expression in ROS-17/2.8 cells [24].
  • RESULTS: Image artifacts produced by the nitinol framework in these endoprostheses were minimal when fast spin-echo or spin-echo imaging techniques were used, improving the visibility of the device [25].
  • Simon nitinol inferior vena cava filter: initial clinical experience. Work in progress [26].
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: A self-expanding endoprosthesis with an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene tube inside a nitinol support structure was implanted in 127 patients with symptomatic PAOD in the iliac (61 limbs) and femoral arteries (80 limbs) [27].
  • Coated polyester prostheses (Hemashield; Boston Scientific Corporation, Boston, Mass) were used in the OS patients, whereas a modular nitinol polyester device (AneuRx; Medtronic, Sunnyvale, Calif) was used in the ES group [28].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Nitinol

  • Nitinol stents (2 mum in diameter, n = 120) were placed in a tubular chamber and perfused with blood from pigs (n = 13) at a shear rate of 2100s-1 for 20 minutes [29].
  • The self-expanding prosthesis was braided from 0.005-in Nitinol wires in the shape of two flat buttons with a short connecting waist with a diameter corresponding to that of the defect to be closed [3].
  • The Symmetry Bypass Connector (St. Jude Medical, St. Paul, Minnesota) is a nitinol, star-shaped device that was designed to facilitate placement of sutureless aorto-saphenous anastomoses during off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) [30].
  • Eleven patients implanted with a bare nitinol stent served as the control group [31].
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: Contrast material-enhanced MR imaging was performed in 14 patients with polyester-covered nitinol stents, 10 patients with conventional metallic stents, and 12 patients who underwent peripheral percutaneous transluminal angioplasty [32].


  1. Endoluminal stent-grafts for infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms. Blum, U., Voshage, G., Lammer, J., Beyersdorf, F., Töllner, D., Kretschmer, G., Spillner, G., Polterauer, P., Nagel, G., Hölzenbein, T. N. Engl. J. Med. (1997) [Pubmed]
  2. Subacute thrombosis and vascular injury resulting from slotted-tube nitinol and stainless steel stents in a rabbit carotid artery model. Sheth, S., Litvack, F., Dev, V., Fishbein, M.C., Forrester, J.S., Eigler, N. Circulation (1996) [Pubmed]
  3. Transvenous closure of secundum atrial septal defects: preliminary results with a new self-expanding nitinol prosthesis in a swine model. Sharafuddin, M.J., Gu, X., Titus, J.L., Urness, M., Cervera-Ceballos, J.J., Amplatz, K. Circulation (1997) [Pubmed]
  4. Clinical experience with a new nitinol self-expanding stent in peripheral arteries. Henry, M., Amor, M., Beyar, R., Henry, I., Porte, J.M., Mentre, B., Tricoche, O., Ethevenot, G. Journal of endovascular surgery : the official journal of the International Society for Endovascular Surgery. (1996) [Pubmed]
  5. Palliation of malignant esophageal strictures with self-expanding nitinol stents: drawbacks and complications. Acunaş, B., Rozanes, I., Akpinar, S., Tunaci, A., Tunaci, M., Acunaş, G. Radiology. (1996) [Pubmed]
  6. Implantation and recovery of temporary metallic stents in canine coronary arteries. Eigler, N.L., Khorsandi, M.J., Forrester, J.S., Fishbein, M.C., Litvack, F. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. (1993) [Pubmed]
  7. Transcatheter closure of secundum atrial septal defects with the new self-centering Amplatzer Septal Occluder. Fischer, G., Kramer, H.H., Stieh, J., Harding, P., Jung, O. Eur. Heart J. (1999) [Pubmed]
  8. First use of ventricular septal defect occlusion device for endoscopic closure of an esophagorespiratory fistula using bronchoscopy and esophagoscopy. Rabenstein, T., Boosfeld, C., Henrich, R., Ell, C. Chest (2006) [Pubmed]
  9. Use of histoacryl and a covered nitinol stent to treat a bronchobiliary fistula. Memis, A., Oran, I., Parildar, M. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR. (2000) [Pubmed]
  10. Comparison of nickel-titanium and beta titanium wire sizes to conventional orthodontic arch wire materials. Kusy, R.P. American journal of orthodontics. (1981) [Pubmed]
  11. Techniques to maximize flexible ureteroscope longevity. Pietrow, P.K., Auge, B.K., Delvecchio, F.C., Silverstein, A.D., Weizer, A.Z., Albala, D.M., Preminger, G.M. Urology (2002) [Pubmed]
  12. Efficacy of a dexamethasone-eluting nitinol stent on the inhibition of pseudo-intimal hyperplasia in a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: an experimental study in a swine model. Seo, T.S., Oh, J.H., Park, Y.K., Song, H.Y., Park, S.J., Yuk, S.H. Korean journal of radiology : official journal of the Korean Radiological Society. (2005) [Pubmed]
  13. Bare naked baskets: ureteroscope deflection and flow characteristics with intact and disassembled ureteroscopic nitinol stone baskets. Landman, J., Monga, M., El-Gabry, E.A., Rehman, J., Lee, D.I., Bhayani, S., Sundaram, C.P., Clayman, R.V. J. Urol. (2002) [Pubmed]
  14. Biocompatibility of nickel-titanium shape memory metal and its corrosion behavior in human cell cultures. Ryhänen, J., Niemi, E., Serlo, W., Niemelä, E., Sandvik, P., Pernu, H., Salo, T. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. (1997) [Pubmed]
  15. Effect of nickel-titanium shape memory metal alloy on bone formation. Kapanen, A., Ryhänen, J., Danilov, A., Tuukkanen, J. Biomaterials (2001) [Pubmed]
  16. Nitinol properties affecting uses in interventional radiology. Rabkin, D.J., Lang, E.V., Brophy, D.P. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR. (2000) [Pubmed]
  17. Iliac artery stent placement: clinical experience with a nitinol stent. Hausegger, K.A., Cragg, A.H., Lammer, J., Lafer, M., Flückiger, F., Klein, G.E., Sternthal, M.H., Pilger, E. Radiology. (1994) [Pubmed]
  18. Bovine type I collagen as an endovascular stent-graft material: biocompatibility study in rabbits. Cloft, H.J., Kallmes, D.F., Lin, H.B., Li, S.T., Marx, W.F., Hudson, S.B., Helm, G.A., Lopes, M.B., McGraw, J.K., Dion, J.E., Jensen, M.E. Radiology. (2000) [Pubmed]
  19. Covered, retrievable, expandable urethral nitinol stent: feasibility study in dogs. Ko, G.Y., Kim, G.C., Seo, T.S., Kim, T.H., Lim, J.O., Lee, J.H., Song, H.Y. Radiology. (2002) [Pubmed]
  20. A precious metal alloy for construction of MR imaging-compatible balloon-expandable vascular stents. van Dijk, L.C., van Holten, J., van Dijk, B.P., Matheijssen, N.A., Pattynama, P.M. Radiology. (2001) [Pubmed]
  21. Polyethylene terephthalate and polyurethane coatings for endovascular stents: preliminary results in canine experimental arteriovenous fistulas. Schellhammer, F., Walter, M., Berlis, A., Bloss, H.G., Wellens, E., Schumacher, M. Radiology. (1999) [Pubmed]
  22. Perigraft inflammation due to Dacron-covered stent-grafts in sheep iliac arteries: correlation of MR imaging and histopathologic findings. Schürmann, K., Vorwerk, D., Bücker, A., Neuerburg, J., Klosterhalfen, B., Müller, G., Uppenkamp, R., Günther, R.W. Radiology. (1997) [Pubmed]
  23. Temperature activated deflection of a novel ureteroscopic laser fiber sheath. Marquez, J., Lee, C., Anderson, J.K., Slaton, J., Monga, M. J. Urol. (2005) [Pubmed]
  24. TGF-beta1 secretion of ROS-17/2.8 cultures on NiTi implant material. Kapanen, A., Kinnunen, A., Ryhänen, J., Tuukkanen, J. Biomaterials (2002) [Pubmed]
  25. Will it be feasible to insert endoprostheses under interventional MRI? Stroman, P.W., Roby, P., Alikacem, N., Martin, L., Mayanloo, M., Formichi, M., Guidoin, R.G. Journal of endovascular surgery : the official journal of the International Society for Endovascular Surgery. (1996) [Pubmed]
  26. Simon nitinol inferior vena cava filter: initial clinical experience. Work in progress. Simon, M., Athanasoulis, C.A., Kim, D., Steinberg, F.L., Porter, D.H., Byse, B.H., Kleshinski, S., Geller, S., Orron, D.E., Waltman, A.C. Radiology. (1989) [Pubmed]
  27. Peripheral arterial obstruction: prospective study of treatment with a transluminally placed self-expanding stent-graft. International Trial Study Group. Lammer, J., Dake, M.D., Bleyn, J., Katzen, B.T., Cejna, M., Piquet, P., Becker, G.J., Settlage, R.A. Radiology. (2000) [Pubmed]
  28. An evaluation of the costs to health care institutions of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. Clair, D.G., Gray, B., O'hara, P.J., Ouriel, K. J. Vasc. Surg. (2000) [Pubmed]
  29. Inhibition of acute stent thrombosis under high-shear flow conditions by a nitric oxide donor, DMHD/NO. An ex vivo porcine arteriovenous shunt study. Kaul, S., Makkar, R.R., Nakamura, M., Litvack, F.I., Shah, P.K., Forrester, J.S., Hutsell, T.C., Eigler, N.L. Circulation (1996) [Pubmed]
  30. Severe ostial saphenous vein graft disease leading to acute coronary syndromes following proximal aorto-saphenous anastomoses with the symmetry bypass connector device: is it a suture device or a "stent"? Cavendish, J.J., Penny, W.F., Madani, M.M., Keramati, S., Ben-Yehuda, O., Blanchard, D.G., Mahmud, E., Perricone, A., Tsimikas, S. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  31. Acute inflammatory reaction associated with endoluminal bypass grafts. Hayoz, D., Do, D.D., Mahler, F., Triller, J., Spertini, F. Journal of endovascular surgery : the official journal of the International Society for Endovascular Surgery. (1997) [Pubmed]
  32. MR imaging of soft-tissue changes after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stent placement. Kellner, W., Küffer, G., Pfluger, T., Rosa, F.T., Hahn, K. Radiology. (1997) [Pubmed]
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