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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28785889/the-kinetics-of-remodeling-of-a-calcium-sulfate-calcium-phosphate-bioceramic
#1
Roberto Civinini, Antonio Capone, Christian Carulli, Fabrizio Matassi, Lorenzo Nistri, Massimo Innocenti
In the last years considerable research and development activity have been expended to find new ceramic bone substitutes for the treatment of bone defects. However in many cases the drawback of synthethic bone substitutes are the slow graft incorporation and remodelling into the host bone. The purpose of this study was to analyze the kinetics of resorption and new bone formation of new calcium sulfate (CaSO4)/calcium phosphate (CaPO4) bioceramic engineered to enhance its bone forming properties. We prospectively evaluated the results of a series of 15 hips with osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) treated at with core decompression and injection of the CaSO4/CaPO4 composite...
September 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762142/intracortical-stiffness-of-mid-diaphysis-femur-bovine-bone-lacunar-canalicular-based-homogenization-numerical-solutions-and-microhardness-measurements
#2
Ilige S Hage, Ramsey F Hamade
Microscale lacunar-canalicular (L-C) porosity is a major contributor to intracortical bone stiffness variability. In this work, such variability is investigated experimentally using micro hardness indentation tests and numerically using a homogenization scheme. Cross sectional rings of cortical bones are cut from the middle tubular part of bovine femur long bone at mid-diaphysis. A series of light microscopy images are taken along a line emanating from the cross-section center starting from the ring's interior (endosteum) ring surface toward the ring's exterior (periosteum) ring surface...
September 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762141/anti-fibronectin-aptamers-improve-the-colonization-of-chitosan-films-modified-with-d-raffinose-by-murine-osteoblastic-cells
#3
L Parisi, C Galli, A Bianchera, P Lagonegro, L Elviri, A Smerieri, S Lumetti, E Manfredi, R Bettini, G M Macaluso
The aim of the present study was to investigate how the enrichment of chitosan films with anti-fibronectin aptamers could enhance scaffold colonization by osteoblasts, by improving their adhesion and accelerating their proliferation. Chitosan discs were enriched with excess of anti-fibronectin aptamer. Aptamer adsorption on chitosan was monitored by measuring aptamer concentration in the supernatant by spectrophotometry, as well as its release, while functionalization was confirmed by labelling aptamers with a DNA intercalating dye...
September 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755096/analysis-of-the-hemostatic-potential-of-modern-topical-sealants-on-arterial-and-venous-anastomoses-an-experimental-porcine-study
#4
Hamidreza Fonouni, Arash Kashfi, Ali Majlesara, Oliver Stahlheber, Lukas Konstantinidis, Thomas W Kraus, Arianeb Mehrabi, Hani Oweira
One of the widely accepted adjunctive agents in the variety of surgical modalities are sealants. Our study aim was to compare four commonly used modern sealants in a standardized experimental setting to assess their feasibility, and hemostatic efficacy in vascular anastomosis. Forty landrace pigs (weight: 24.7 ± 3.8 kg) were randomized into the control (n = 8) and four sealant groups; TachoSil® (n = 8), Tissucol Duo® (n = 8), Coseal® (n = 8), and FloSeal® (n = 8). After doing a portal vein end-to-end anastomosis as well as stitches of aortic incision, the sealants were applied on anastomotic site...
September 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744615/stem-cell-mediated-functionalization-of-titanium-implants
#5
Deanna Ingrassia, Martina Sladkova, Michael Palmer, Wei Xia, Håkan Engqvist, Giuseppe Maria de Peppo
Prosthetic implants are used daily to treat edentulous people and to restore mobility in patients affected by skeletal defects. Titanium (Ti) is the material of choice in prosthetics, because it can form a stable bond with the surrounding bone following implantation-a process known as osseointegration. Yet, full integration of prosthetic implants takes time, and fails in clinical situations characterized by limited bone quantity and/or compromised regenerative capacity, and in at-risk patients. Intense research efforts are thus made to develop new implants that are cost-effective, safe, and suited to every patient in each clinical situation...
September 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744614/enhanced-bone-formation-in-the-vicinity-of-porous-%C3%AE-tcp-scaffolds-exhibiting-slow-release-of-collagen-derived-tripeptides
#6
Keita Kamikura, Tsutomu Minatoya, Michiko Terada-Nakaishi, Shoko Yamamoto, Yasuo Sakai, Toshitake Furusawa, Yuta Matsushima, Hidero Unuma
It has been experimentally proven that orally ingested collagen-derived tripeptides (Ctp) are quickly absorbed in the body and effectively promote the regeneration of connective tissues including bone and skin. Ctp are capable to activate osteoblasts and fibroblasts, which eventually promotes tissue regeneration. Based on these findings, a hypothesis was formulated in this study that direct delivery of Ctp to bone defect would also facilitate tissue regeneration as well as oral administration. To test the hypothesis, we prepared a bone augmentation material with the ability to slowly release Ctp, and investigated its in vivo bone regeneration efficacy...
September 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744613/development-of-functionalized-polyetherimide-polyvinylpyrrolidone-membranes-for-application-in-hemodialysis
#7
Alana Melo Dos Santos, Alberto Claudio Habert, Helen Conceição Ferraz
The present study aimed to synthesize membranes for hemodialysis based on polyetherimide (PEI) and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), with chemical immobilization of heparin on its surface to increase blood compatibility. The synthesized PEI/PVP membranes were characterized by morphological analysis and transport properties, as well by infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), protein adsorption, contact angle, activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), and platelet adhesion. Hydraulic permeability of the synthesized PEI membranes were comparable to those of current high flux clinical membranes; values of diffusive permeability and rejection for typical solutes were similar to those reported in literature...
September 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730462/nd-induced-honeycomb-structure-of-intermetallic-phase-enhances-the-corrosion-resistance-of-mg-alloys-for-bone-implants
#8
Cijun Shuai, Youwen Yang, Shuping Peng, Chengde Gao, Pei Feng, Jian Chen, Yong Liu, Xin Lin, Sheng Yang, Fulai Yuan
Mg-5.6Zn-0.5Zr alloy (ZK60) tends to degrade too rapid for orthopedic application, in spite of its natural degradation, suitable strength and good biocompatibility. In this study, Nd was alloyed with ZK60 via laser melting method to enhance its corrosion resistance. The microstructure features, mechanical properties and corrosion behaviors of ZK60-xNd (x = 0, 1.8, 3.6, 5.4 wt.%) were investigated. Results showed that laser melted ZK60-xNd were composed of fine ɑ-Mg grains and intermetallic phases along grain boundaries...
September 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819929/a-comparative-study-of-the-adhesion-of-biosynthesized-gold-and-conjugated-gold-prodigiosin-nanoparticles-to-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
#9
S O Dozie-Nwachukwu, J D Obayemi, Y Danyuo, N Anuku, O S Odusanya, K Malatesta, W O Soboyejo
This paper explores the adhesion of biosynthesized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and gold (Au) nanoparticle/prodigiosin (PG) drug nanoparticles to breast cancer cells (MDA-MB-231 cells). The AuNPs were synthesized in a record time (less than 30 s) from Nauclea latifolia leaf extracts, while the PG was produced via bacterial synthesis with Serratia marcescens sp. The size distributions and shapes of the resulting AuNPs were characterized using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), while the resulting hydrodynamic diameters and polydispersity indices were studied using dynamic light scattering (DLS)...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819908/the-effect-of-cationically-modified-phosphorylcholine-polymers-on-human-osteoblasts-in-vitro-and-their-effect-on-bone-formation-in-vivo
#10
Jonathan M Lawton, Mariam Habib, Bingkui Ma, Roger A Brooks, Serena M Best, Andrew L Lewis, Neil Rushton, William Bonfield
The effect of introducing cationic charge into phosphorylcholine (PC)-based polymers has been investigated in this study with a view to using these materials as coatings to improve bone formation and osseointegration at the bone-implant interface. PC-based polymers, which have been used in a variety of medical devices to improve biocompatibility, are associated with low protein adsorption resulting in reduced complement activation, inflammatory response and cell adhesion. However, in some applications, such as orthopaedics, good integration between the implant and bone is needed to allow the distribution of loading stresses and a bioactive response is required...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819891/optimizing-through-computational-modeling-to-reduce-dogboning-of-functionally-graded-coronary-stent-material
#11
Arezoo Khosravi, Amir Akbari, Hossein Bahreinizad, Milad Salimi Bani, Alireza Karimi
Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death among the men and women. One of the most suitable treatments for this problem is balloon angioplasty with stenting. Functionally graded material (FGM) stents have shown suitable mechanical behavior in simulations. While their deformation was superior to uniform materials, the study was aimed at finding the most suitable configuration to reach the optimum performance. A combination of finite element method (FEM) and optimization algorithm have been used to fulfil this objective...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819809/effect-of-synthetic-and-natural-derived-novel-endodontic-irrigant-solutions-on-mechanical-properties-of-human-dentin
#12
Doglas Cecchin, Vitória Soares Giaretta, Bérove Granella Cadorin, Matheus Albino Souza, Cristina de Mattos Pimenta Vidal, Ana Paula Farina
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of different synthetic and natural-derived root canal irrigants (6% sodium hypochlorite [NaOCl], 6% calcium hypochlorite [Ca(OCl)2] and 6.5% grape seed extract [GSE]) on dentin mechanical properties (flexural strength, ultimate tensile strength [UTS] and fracture resistance). Rectangular-shaped beams and hourglass-shaped sections obtained from mid-coronal and root dentin were treated with 6% NaOCl, 6% Ca(OCl)2 or 6.5% GSE for 30 min. The irrigant solutions were replaced every 5 min...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819756/nanofibers-grafted-on-titanium-alloy-the-effects-of-fiber-alignment-and-density-on-osteoblast-mineralization
#13
Hsin-Yi Lin, Zhao-Xiang Peng
The surface of medical implant alloy Ti-6Al-4V was chemically modified to allow it to covalently bond with collagen/PVA nanofibers. These nanofibers were successfully attached to the Ti-6Al-4V surface in three different morphologies: randomly oriented high-density fiber, COL(H); randomly oriented low-density fiber, COL(L); and aligned high-density fiber, COL(A). The effects of the morphology of these covalently-bound collagen nanofibers on the growth and differentiation of osteoblasts were studied for 21 days...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812179/a-hybrid-co-culture-model-with-endothelial-cells-designed-for-the-hepatic-tissue-engineering
#14
Xiaoning Yang, Xin Wang, Xiaobo Huang, Ruiqiang Hang, Xiangyu Zhang, Bin Tang
The cultured hepatic cells in vitro are prone to losing their characteristic morphologies and biological functions. To avoid this problem, a hybrid co-culture system was proposed to elucidate the effect of cellular communication on the phenotype of hepatic cells. A monolayer of endothelial cells (ECs) was co-cultured on the surface of a three-dimensional (3D) scaffold embedded with HepG2 cells. In this hybrid co-culture system, the growth of encapsulated hepatic cells is barely influenced by the co-cultured ECs...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791524/histological-analysis-of-anti-cancer-drug-loaded-targeted-mn-zns-quantum-dots-in-metastatic-lesions-of-4t1-challenged-mice
#15
Ibrahim Birma Bwatanglang, Faruq Mohammad, Nor Azah Yusof, Nurul Elyani Mohammed, Nadiah Abu, Noorjahan Banu Alitheen, Jaafar Abdullah, Mohd Zubir Hussein, Yusuf Abba, Noraini Nordin, Nur Rizi Zamberi
5-Fluororaucil (5-FU) as anti-cancer drug was reported to induce thymidine synthase (TS) overexpression and cancer cell resistance. To improve its therapeutic efficacy and selective targeting, here we developed a targeted delivery system mediated by the active ligand-folate receptor chemistry to deliver the 5-FU drug selectively into the tumor microenvironment. The preparation was achieved by exploring chitosan (CS)-biopolymer based system with folic acid (FA)-conjugation. The 5-FU@FACS-Mn:ZnS quantum dots (QDs) based on the histological assessment conducted in the 4T1 challenged mice showed an improved tumor remission in the liver, spleen and lungs...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721665/micro-computed-tomography-characterization-of-tissue-engineering-scaffolds-effects-of-pixel-size-and-rotation-step
#16
Ibrahim Fatih Cengiz, Joaquim Miguel Oliveira, Rui L Reis
Quantitative assessment of micro-structure of materials is of key importance in many fields including tissue engineering, biology, and dentistry. Micro-computed tomography (µ-CT) is an intensively used non-destructive technique. However, the acquisition parameters such as pixel size and rotation step may have significant effects on the obtained results. In this study, a set of tissue engineering scaffolds including examples of natural and synthetic polymers, and ceramics were analyzed. We comprehensively compared the quantitative results of µ-CT characterization using 15 acquisition scenarios that differ in the combination of the pixel size and rotation step...
August 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721664/reciprocal-influence-of-hmscs-hacat-cultivated-on-electrospun-scaffolds
#17
Sirsendu Bhowmick, Sandra Rother, Heike Zimmermann, Poh S Lee, Stephanie Moeller, Matthias Schnabelrauch, Veena Koul, Dieter Scharnweber
Here, we investigated the synergistic effect of electrospun nanofibrous scaffolds made of gelatin /sulfated hyaluronan (sHA) or native hyaluronan (HA)/chondroitin sulfate (CS) and, keratinocytes (HaCaT)-human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) contact co-culture on epithelial differentiation of hMSCs. The hMSCs were co-cultured in contact with HaCaT cells for 5 days on electrospun scaffold. Results show that electrospun scaffolds containing sulfated glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) stimulate epithelial differentiation in terms of various protein expression markers (keratin 14, ΔNp63α and Pan-cytokeratin) and gene expression of several dermal proteins (keratin 14, ΔNp63α)...
August 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721663/influence-of-direct-or-indirect-contact-for-the-cytotoxicity-and-blood-compatibility-of-spider-silk
#18
J W Kuhbier, V Coger, J Mueller, C Liebsch, F Schlottmann, V Bucan, P M Vogt, S Strauss
Spider silk became one of the most-researched biomaterials in the last years due to its unique mechanical strength and most favourable chemical composition for tissue engineering purposes. However, standardized analysis of cytocompatibility is missing. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate hemolysis, cytotoxicity of native spider silk as well as influences on the cell culture medium. Changes of cell culture medium composition, osmolarity as well as glucose and lactate content were determined via ELISA measurement...
August 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711997/effects-of-degradable-osteosynthesis-plates-of-mgyrezr-alloy-on-cell-function-of-human-osteoblasts-fibroblasts-and-osteosarcoma-cells
#19
Hendrik Naujokat, Aydin Gülses, Jörg Wiltfang, Yahya Açil
The aim was to evaluate the biocompatibility of osteosynthesis plates of the MgYREZr/WE43 alloy by using human cells in vitro. Eluates of degradable magnesium osteosynthesis plates as well as halved plates were used for incubation with human osteoblasts, fibroblasts and osteosarcoma cells. The cell viability was evaluated by using FDA/PI-Staining and LDH analysis. Cell proliferation was assessed by MTT, WST-Test and BrdU-ELISA. Scanning electron microscope was used for investigation of the cell adhesion. The number of devitalized cells in all treatment groups did not significantly deviate from the control group...
August 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707137/surface-modification-of-esophageal-stent-materials-by-a-polyethylenimine-layer-aiming-at-anti-cancer-function
#20
Kun Zhang, Yuxin Bai, Xiaofeng Wang, Qian Li, Fangxia Guan, Jingan Li
Esophageal cancer is difficult to cure globally and possesses high mortality rate, and it is generally accepted that palliative care such as stent implantation is the main therapy method for esophageal cancer in later period. However, the restenosis caused by tumor cells and inflammatory cells seriously interferes the stent clinical application and limits its long-term services. To solve this problem, series of drug delivery stents were developed and proven rather effective in the early stage of implantation, but more serious restenosis occurred after the drug delivery was over, which endangered the patients' life...
August 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
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