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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 412838, 2 pages

Erratum to “Detergent-Enzymatic Decellularization of Swine Blood Vessels: Insight on Mechanical Properties for Vascular Tissue Engineering”

1Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta”, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32 20133 Milano, Italy
2PhD Program in Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32 20133 Milano, Italy
3Complication of Diabetes Unit, Division of Metabolic and Cardiovascular Sciences, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
4General Surgery I, Fondazione IRCCS Pol. San Matteo, Pavia, Italy

Received 29 July 2013; Accepted 3 October 2013; Published 5 January 2014

Copyright © 2014 Alessandro F. Pellegata et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

In results section, the compliance -axis in Figure  6 had wrong values and now it is correct; furthermore, Table  1 representing median and percentile values of parameters reported in Figure 6 is added.

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3.5. Mechanical Testing Results. The mechanical testing analysis (Figure  6, Table  1) resulted in no statistically significant differences for Young’s modulus, compliance, ultimate circumferential stress, burst pressure, and suture retention strength; on the other hand, there was a significant loss in ultimate strain between native and decellularized vessels; moreover, residual stress after relaxation was increased for decellularized samples compared to native ones.

Table 1: Median and quartile values of mechanical parameters for native, defrozen, and decellularized arterial vessels.
Figure 6: Mechanical analysis. Mechanical testing results for native (N), defrozen (DF), and decellularized (DC) swine arterial vessels. Data are reported as median and 5–95 percentiles, .