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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527194/biodistribution-and-excretion-of-colloidal-gold-nanoparticles-after-intravenous-injection-effects-of-particle-size
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Issei Takeuchi, Sho Nobata, Naoto Oiri, Keishiro Tomoda, Kimiko Makino
BACKGROUND: Inorganic gold nanoparticles (NPs) have a huge potential in targeted drug delivery. Simple preparation and surface modification procedure with their special physicochemical properties of gold NPs attract their use such as tumor targeting and the detection of cancerous cell. OBJECTIVE: Various studies were reported, however, details of biodistribution profile of gold NPs were not enough evaluated. We have studied biodistribution profile of gold NPs having various particle sizes (20, 50 and 100 nm)...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527193/comparison-of-digital-intraoral-scanners-by-single-image-capture-system-and-full-color-movie-system
#2
Meguru Yamamoto, Yu Kataoka, Atsufumi Manabe
BACKGROUND: The use of dental computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) restoration is rapidly increasing. OBJECTIVE: This study was performed to evaluate the marginal and internal cement thickness and the adhesive gap of internal cavities comprising CAD/CAM materials using two digital impression acquisition methods and micro-computed tomography. METHODS: Images obtained by a single-image acquisition system (Bluecam Ver...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527192/in-vitro-evaluation-of-an-injectable-biphasic-calcium-phosphate-bcp-carrier-system-combined-with-recombinant-human-bone-morphogenetic-protein-rhbmp-9
#3
Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi, Benoit Schaller, Yufeng Zhang, Benjamin E Pippenger, Richard J Miron
Bone morphogenetic protein 9 (BMP9) has previously been characterized as the strongest osteoinductive growth factor among the BMP family. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the possibility of combining rhBMP9 with an injectable biphasic calcium phosphate (I-BCP, maxresorb inject®), since I-BCP is an easy to handle biomaterial with ideal properties for bone augmentation procedures. The adsorption potential of rhBMP9 as well as the cell behavior of bone stromal ST2 cells were investigated on cell viability, adhesion, proliferation and osteogenic differentiation for I-BCP combined with/without rhBMP9 in vitro...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527191/understanding-how-a-sport-helmet-protects-the-head-from-closed-injury-by-virtual-impact%C3%A2-tests
#4
Yunhua Luo, Zhaoyang Liang
Understanding how a helmet protects the head, especially the soft brain tissues, is the prerequisite for improving helmet design. Intracranial pressure and stresses/strains in the brain tissues are the direct indicators of traumatic brain injury and they can be used to measure helmet performance. In this study, the effects of helmet design parameters such as the helmet shell stiffness, liner compliance and thickness on the brain injury indicators were investigated by virtual impact tests. A finite element head model (FEHM) was first constructed from medical images; a personally-fitted helmet made of composite material and foam was virtually prototyped using geometric information extracted from the FEHM; a helmet-head finite element model was then assembled...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527190/tight-medial-knot-tying-may-increase-retearing-risk-after-transosseous-equivalent-repair-of-rotator-cuff-tendon
#5
Hirotaka Sano, Masako Tokunaga, Moriyuki Noguchi, Takashi Inawashiro, Taichi Irie, Hiroo Abe, A Toshimitsu Yokobori
BACKGROUND: Retearing mechanism after transosseous equivalent (TOE) rotator cuff repair has not been fully clarified yet. OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to compare the stress distribution pattern in the tendon stump between knotted and knotless TOE repair and to investigate the role of suture tension applied during medial knot tying using a 3-dimensional finite element (3D-FE) method. METHODS: Both knotted and knotless TOE repairs were simulated on the 3D-FE human rotator cuff tear model...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527189/patient-specific-3-d-modeling-of-blood-flow-in-a-multi-stenosed-left-coronary-artery
#6
Sarfaraz Kamangar, Irfan Anjum Badruddin, N Ameer Ahamad, Manzoor Elahi M Soudagar, Kalimuthu Govindaraju, N Nik-Ghazali, N J Salman Ahmed, T M Yunus Khan
The current study investigates the effect of multi stenosis on the hemodynamic parameters such as wall pressure, velocity and wall shear stress in the realistic left coronary artery. Patients CT scan image data of normal and diseased left coronary artery was chosen for the reconstruction of 3D coronary artery models. The diseased 3D model of left coronary artery shows a narrowing of more than 70% and 80% of area stenosis (AS) at the left main stem (LMS) and left circumflex (LCX) respectively. The results show that the decrease in pressure was found downstream to the stenosis as compared to the coronary artery without stenosis...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527188/optimum-pure-intrusion-of-a-mandibular-canine-with-the-segmented-arch-in-lingual-orthodontics
#7
Abhishek M Thote, Krishna Sharma, Rashmi V Uddanwadiker, Sunita Shrivastava
BACKGROUND: Approximately 50% patients with a deep bite possess anatomically extruded mandibular canines. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to specify an optimum toe (Θ) of the vertical segment of a cantilever from the distal aspect to achieve pure intrusion of a mandibular canine with the segmented arch in lingual orthodontics (LiO). METHODS: The geometrical model of a mandibular canine was developed to compute the required values of Θ (positive values - toe-in, negative values - toe-out)...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527187/quantitative-stereological-analysis-of-the-highly-porous-hydroxyapatite-scaffolds-using-x-ray-cm-and-sem
#8
Justyna Zygmuntowicz, Aneta Zima, Joanna Czechowska, Karol Szlazak, Anna Ślosarczyk, Katarzyna Konopka
BACKGROUND: Material properties of the scaffolds as well as their microstructure are vital in determining in vivo cellular response. Three-dimensional (3D), highly porous scaffolds are used in tissue engineering to provide a suitable microenvironment and to support regeneration of bone. Both pore sizes and their architecture, in particular interconnection density, impact functionality of scaffold during its biomedical applications. OBJECTIVE: In this paper a comparative study of the microstructure of highly porous hydroxyapatite scaffolds produced via gelcasting of foamed slurries and replication of polyurethane sponge were carried out...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527186/fabrication-of-nano-hydroxyapatite-chitosan-membrane-with-asymmetric-structure-and-its-applications-in-guided-bone-regeneration
#9
Ying Tu, Chen Chen, Yubao Li, Yi Hou, Min Huang, Li Zhang
The development of guided bone regeneration (GBR) technique brings a promising alternative for bone defects and fracture healing. In this study, an asymmetric nano-hydroxyapatite/chitosan (n-HA/CS) composite GBR membrane was fabricated by means of solution-blending and solvent-evaporating in vacuum. The membranes were characterized using SEM, XPS and contact angle. It was found that the composite membrane displayed an asymmetric structure, in which the upper surface was CS and the under surface was a complex of n-HA and CS, and some interactions between n-HA and CS were also confirmed to exist...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527185/surface-heparinization-and-blood-compatibility-modification-of-small-intestinal-submucosa-sis-for-small-caliber-vascular-regeneration
#10
Bensong Han, Feng Xue, Cunyi Fan, Xiumei Mo
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the small intestinal submucosal (SIS) surface after heparinization with the hypothermia plasma technique, to improve the blood compatibility of SIS, and to explore the possibility of construction of small-caliber vascular grafts with modified SIS scaffolds in vivo. METHODS: SIS films prepared from jejunums of pigs were processed for surface treatment at different time periods with the argon plasma initiation technique under vacuum, and were then immediately immersed in 4% (m/v) heparin sodium solution for 24-h heparinization...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372303/selected-papers-from-the-6th-china-france-international-symposium-stem-cells-and-regenerative-medicine-and-the-first-meeting-of-the-france-china-international-cnrs-network-gdri-cesmer-nancy-10-13-july-2016
#11
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372302/advance-of-dna-and-ccps-based-nanocarriers-in-drug-delivery-systems
#12
Yu Wu, Xihui Yao, Yun Chen, Yinping Li, Weiqun Tian
Development of smart and functional polymeric carriers, which enable controlled or timed release of a bioactive material, thereby providing a better dosing pattern and minimizing side effects, becomes a new requirement in the field of drug delivery. In the recent few decades, a great many advancements of polymer synthetic methods have led to a new generation of bioactive polymers' applications as drug controlled release carriers. In this review, we focus on the use of bioactive polymers for drug delivery system, with a particular in the utility of DNA-based nanocarriers and cell-penetrating peptides (CCPs)-based nanocarriers to provide precision control for drug targeting or stimuli responsive systems...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372301/endoplasmic-reticulum-retention-of-kcnq2-potassium-channel-mutants-following-temperature-elevation
#13
Fang Yu, Jian Xu, Zheman Xiao, Biwen Peng, Xiaohua He
BACKGROUND: KCNQ2 plays a key role in the regulation of neuronal excitability. The R214W and Y284C mutants of KCNQ2 channels, which are associated with BFNC, can decrease channel function to cause neuronal hyperexcitability and promote seizures. Previous studies revealed that elevated temperature caused up-regulation of KCNQ2 expression. OBJECTIVE: The present study sought to investigate the impact of temperature elevation on neuronal KCNQ2 ion channel mutants. METHODS: Protein expression of wt KCNQ2 and the R214W, Y284C and truncated selective filter mutants at different temperatures was detected by live-cell confocal fluorescence microscopy and by Western blotting...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372300/thyroid-hormone-disorders-and-sepsis
#14
Bin Luo, Zhui Yu, Yinping Li
Sepsis is a systemic inflammatory response syndrome with high mortality, which results from severe infection and can lead to secondary organ dysfunction. It is one of the most common cause of death in intensive care unit. Clinical reports have shown that sepsis was often accompanied by thyroid dysfunction, which is called "low triiodothyronine (T3)" syndrome and characterized by decreased blood total T3 and free T3, and by normal or decreased thyroxine (T4) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). This syndrome may greatly affect the prognosis of patients with sepsis...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372299/new-tools-for-non-invasive-exploration-of-collagen-network-in-cartilaginous-tissue-engineered-substitute
#15
Christel Henrionnet, Dominique Dumas, Sébastien Hupont, Jean François Stoltz, Didier Mainard, Pierre Gillet, Astrid Pinzano
In tissue engineering approaches, the quality of substitutes is a key element to determine its ability to treat cartilage defects. However, in clinical practice, the evaluation of tissue-engineered cartilage substitute quality is not possible due to the invasiveness of the standard procedure, which is to date histology. The aim of this work was to validate a new innovative system performed from two-photon excitation laser adapted to an optical macroscope to evaluate at macroscopic scale the collagen network in cartilage tissue-engineered substitutes in confrontation with gold standard histologic techniques or immunohistochemistry to visualize type II collagen...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372298/effect-of-nicotine-on-the-proliferation-and-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-the-human-wharton-s-jelly-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#16
Xu Yang, Yongjian Qi, Léonore Avercenc-Leger, Jean-Baptiste Vincourt, Sébastien Hupont, Céline Huselstein, Hui Wang, Liaobin Chen, Jacques Magdalou
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic joint disease characterized by a progressive and irreversible degeneration of articular cartilage. Among the environmental risk factors of OA, tobacco consumption features prominently, although, there is a great controversy regarding the role of tobacco smoking in OA development. Among the numerous chemicals present in cigarette smoke, nicotine is one of the most physiologically active molecules. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was (i) to measure the impact of nicotine on the proliferation and chondrogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells from the human Wharton's jelly (hWJ-MSCs) into chondrocytes, (ii) to investigate whether the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) was expressed in hWJ-MSCs and could play a role in the process...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372297/chitosan-a-promising-polymer-for-cartilage-repair-and-viscosupplementation
#17
Fanny Comblain, Guillem Rocasalbas, Sandrine Gauthier, Yves Henrotin
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful, degenerative and inflammatory disease that affects the entire synovial joints. Nowadays, no cure exists, and the pharmacological treatments are limited to symptoms alleviation. There is a need for a new efficient and safe treatment. Viscosupplementation is a process that aims to restore the normal rheological properties of synovial fluid. For the past years, hyaluronic acid was usually used but this molecule has some limitations including the short residency time in joint cavity...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372296/new-cell-engineering-approaches-for-cartilage-regenerative-medicine
#18
Magali Cucchiarini
Articular cartilage injuries have an inadequate aptitude to reproduce the original structure and functions of this highly specialized tissue. As most of the currently available options also do not lead to the restoration of the original hyaline cartilage, novel treatments are critically needed to address this global problems in the clinics. Gene therapy combined with tissue engineering approaches offers effective tools capable of enhancing cartilage repair experimentally, especially those based on the controlled delivery of the highly effective, clinically adapted recombinant adeno-associated viral (rAAV) vectors...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372295/comparison-of-msc-properties-in-two-different-hydrogels-impact-of-mechanical-properties
#19
Hao Yu, Ghislaine Cauchois, Nicolas Louvet, Yun Chen, Rachid Rahouadj, Céline Huselstein
Once articular cartilage is damaged, it has poor ability to heal. At present, alginate-based hydrogels have 3D-dimensional physical structures with great potential for applications in carilage tissue engineering. For osteochondral defect, it will be necessary to use stratified scaffold to mimic zonal organization of cartilage. This study aims to compare the characteristics of alginate (Alg)/hyaluronic acid (HA) hydrogels which will mimic cartilage with alginate (Alg)/hydroxyapatite (Hap) hydrogels which will mimic subchondral bone...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372294/hybrid-collagen-sponge-and-stem-cells-as-a-new-combined-scaffold-able-to-induce-the-re-organization-of-endothelial-cells-into-clustered-networks
#20
Damien Offner, Quentin Wagner, Ysia Idoux-Gillet, Hervé Gegout, Arielle Ferrandon, Pascale Schwinté, Anne-Marie Musset, Nadia Benkirane-Jessel, Laetitia Keller
The time needed to obtain functional regenerated bone tissue depends on the existence of a reliable vascular support. Current techniques used in clinic, for example after tooth extraction, do not allow regaining or preserving the same bone volume. Our aim is to develop a cellularized active implant of the third generation, equipped with human mesenchymal stem cells to improve the quality of implant vascularization. We seeded a commercialized collagen implant with human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) and then with human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
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