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The release of cupric ion in simulated uterine: New material nano-Cu/low-density polyethylene used for intrauterine devices.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Contraception
0010-7824
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
70
Issue
2
Pages
153–157
Identifiers
PMID: 15288221
Source
Medline

Abstract

With the development of IUDs, a number of copper-bearing devices are now commercially available, including the copper-T, the Multiload and the copper-T in various other forms, so-called "the second-generation" IUDs. In this article, we report on nano-Cu/low-density polyethylene composite as a potential copper carrier in IUD. Two issues for the new material are addressed: the effectiveness of polymers in reducing the initial burst in cupric ion release and the amount and pattern of continuing release. The aim of this study was to investigate copper ion release from this composite as a basis for considering its used in an IUD.

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