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Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910198/degradation-and-biocompatibility-of-photoembossed-plga-acrylate-blend-for-improved-cell-adhesion
#1
Nanayaa F Hughes-Brittain, Lin Qiu, Wen Wang, Ton Peijs, Cees W M Bastiaansen
We have shown previously that PMMA-acrylate photopolymers are biocomopatible and can exhibit improved cell adhesion compared to PMMA, due to an increase in negative surface charge caused by UV radiation PLGA has been used widely in soft tissue regeneration due to its high biocompatibility and cell adhesion. This polymer is also biodegradable and can be utilised in the field of vascular regeneration. In this study, PLGA is blended with a triacrylate monomer (TPETA) to create a degradable photopolymer blend. Surface relief structures are formed on this PLGA-TPETA by photoembossing...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898194/inflammatory-cell-induced-corrosion-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-retrieval-study
#2
Arianna Cerquiglini, Johann Henckel, Harry S Hothi, Anna Di Laura, John A Skinner, Alister J Hart
Metal release in patients with joint replacements is associated with local tissue reactions, pain, and ultimately revision of implants. One of the causes of this metal loss is speculated to be due to a mechanism of inflammatory cell-induced corrosion (ICIC). In this knee retrieval study, we aimed to: (1) identify the extent and location of ICI corrosion patterns on our femoral and tibial components and (2) correlate our findings with implant and clinical information. We investigated 28 femoral and 9 tibial components made of polished CoCr for presence of ICIC, using macroscopic and microscopic screening and statistical analyses to identify any significant correlations between our results and clinical information...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898187/tissue-engineering-acellular-scaffolds-the-significant-influence-of-physical-and-procedural-decellularization-factors
#3
F Starnecker, F Koenig, C Hagl, N Thierfelder
The importance of decellularized medical products has significantly increased during the last years. In this paper, we evaluated the effects of selected physical and procedural decellularization (DC) factors with the aim to systematically assess their influence on DC results. 72 porcine aortic walls (AW) were divided into three groups and exposed to a DC solution for 4 h and 8 h, either continuously or in repeated cycles. The AW were rocked (90bpm), whirled (10 l/min), sonicated (120W, 45 kHz) or exposed to a combination of these treatments, followed by 10 washing cycles...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889952/effects-of-different-doses-of-2-3-dimercaptosuccinic-acid-modified-fe2-o3-nanoparticles-on-intercalated-discs-in-engineered-cardiac-tissues
#4
Yongchao Mou, Shuanghong Lv, Fei Xiong, Yao Han, Yuwei Zhao, Junjie Li, Ning Gu, Jin Zhou
Although iron oxide nanoparticles (IRONs) were applied in clinical magnetic resonance imaging in vivo and magnetic tissue engineering in vitro widely, the underlying effects of IRONs on the development of cardiomyocytes especially the intercellular junctions, intercalated discs (IDs), remain an unknown issue. Given the critical role of three-dimensional (3D) engineered cardiac tissues (ECTs) in evaluation of nanoparticles toxicology, it remained necessary to understand the effects of IRONs on IDs assembly of cardiomyocytes in 3D environment...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889939/the-performance-of-cpc-plga-and-bio-oss-%C3%A2-for-bone-regeneration-in-healthy-and-osteoporotic-rats
#5
Claire I A van Houdt, Dietmar J O Ulrich, John A Jansen, Jeroen J J P van den Beucken
The current study aimed to evaluate the biological performance of calcium phosphate cement (CPC) with polylactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) micro-particles and Bio-Oss(®) in ovariectomized and healthy rats. Thirty-two Wistar rats received alternating experimental CPC/PLGA and Bio-Oss(®) in femoral condyle defects in both femurs 6 weeks after ovariectomy (OVX, n = 16) or sham operation (SHAM, n = 16). Six weeks after OVX or SHAM surgery, bone morphology was analyzed by in vivo computed tomography (CT) to confirm osteoporotic bone condition...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889932/interaction-of-hepes-buffer-with-glass-ceramic-scaffold-can-hepes-replace-tris-in-sbf
#6
Dana Rohanová, Diana Horkavcová, Laine Paidere, Aldo Roberto Boccaccini, Pavlína Bozděchová, Petr Bezdička
An international standard (ISO: 23317:2014) exists for the in vitro testing of inorganic biomaterials in simulated body fluid (SBF). This standard uses TRIS buffer to maintain neutral pH in SBF, but in our previous paper, we showed that the interaction of a tested glass-ceramic material with TRIS can produce false-positive results. In this study, we evaluated whether the HEPES buffer, which also belongs to the group of Good's buffers, would be more suitable for SBF. We compared its suitability in two media: SBF with HEPES and demineralized water with HEPES...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886447/synthesis-of-novel-quaternary-silica-hybrid-bioactive-microspheres
#7
A Angelopoulou, E Κ Efthimiadou, G Kordas
PURPOSE: To survey the preparation of novel hybrid microspheres of quaternary silicate glassy composition (SiO2 P2 O5 CaONa2 O) and the prospect of using them as an osteogenic system with enhanced bioactive properties for the development of hydroxyapatite. METHOD: In line with our previous synthetic procedure a two-step process was followed, wherein polystyrene (PS) microspheres were prepared by the emulsifier free-emulsion polymerization method and constituted the core for the sol-gel coating of the silicate inorganic shell...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875037/preparation-of-chitosan-amino-multiwalled-carbon-nanotubes-nanocomposite-beads-for-bilirubin-adsorption-in-hemoperfusion
#8
Wenhui Zong, Jian Chen, Wenyan Han, Jie Chen, Yue Wang, Weichao Wang, Guanghui Cheng, Lailiang Ou, Yaoting Yu
Chitosan-carbon nanotube composite beads combines the advantages of chitosan in forming a stable biocompatible framework and carbon nanotube that provide nanometer effects (high strength and high specific surface area etc.). In this study, chitosan/amino multiwalled carbon nanotubes (CS/AMWCNT) composite beads was prepared by phase-inversion method, in which CS and AMWCNT was crosslinked by ethylene glycol diglycidyl ether (EGDE). The CS/AMWCNT nanocomposite beads produced has been characterized by BET, SEM, TGA, and Raman spectroscopy which exhibited enhanced thermal stability due to the incorporation of AMWCNT...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875036/drug-loaded-nanoparticle-coating-on-totally-bioresorbable-plla-stents-to-prevent-in-stent-restenosis
#9
Jian Zhao, Zhichao Mo, Fangfang Guo, Donglu Shi, Qian Qian Han, Qing Liu
Biodegradable polymer poly (dl-lactide) (PDLLA) has been used as drug coating material for drug-eluting stents due to its excellent biocompatibility and sustained drug release ability. However, the uniform thin layer drug eluting coating on a stent not only inhibits the blood vessel's smooth muscle cell overgrowth but also delay the endotheliation process which is often associated with the occurrence of acute thrombosis. Therefore, in this study, we developed a novel coating method using PDLLA nanoparticles (NPs) as a coating to overcome this issue...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875027/tribology-of-flexible-and-sliding-spinal-implants-development-of-experimental-and-numerical-models
#10
Sophie Le Cann, Julien Chaves-Jacob, Jean-Marie Rossi, Jean-Marc Linares, Patrick Chabrand
New fusionless devices are being developed to get over the limits of actual spinal surgical treatment, based on arthrodesis. However, due to their recentness, no standards exist to test and validate those devices, especially concerning the wear. A new tribological first approach to the definition of an in vitro wear protocol to study wear of flexible and sliding spinal devices is presented in this article, and was applied to a new concept. A simplified synthetic spine portion (polyethylene) was developed to reproduce a simple supra-physiological spinal flexion (10° between two vertebrae)...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860210/limitation-of-the-antibiotic-eluting-bone-graft-substitute-an-example-of-gentamycin-impregnated-calcium-sulfate
#11
Chang-Chin Wu, Yang-Kai Huang, Wei-Jen Chang, Yun-Ching Wu, Chen-Chie Wang, Kai-Chiang Yang
Patients with inadequate volume of alveolar processes or bone defects commonly require graft substitutes in oral, maxillofacial or orthopedic surgery. Ridge augmentation and reconstruction of facial bony defects with bone graft materials achieve better outcomes in functional and aesthetic rehabilitation. The injectable calcium sulfate filler is used widely in intra-operative applications. Calcium sulfate bone filler has been shown to upregulate bone formation-related mRNA genes in vitro and improve osseointegration in vivo...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860159/evaluation-of-corrosion-resistance-of-implant-use-ti-zr-binary-alloys-with-a-range-of-compositions
#12
Teisuke Akimoto, Takeshi Ueno, Yusuke Tsutsumi, Hisashi Doi, Takao Hanawa, Noriyuki Wakabayashi
Although titanium-zirconium (Ti-Zr) alloy has been adopted for clinical applications, the ideal proportion of Zr in the alloy has not been identified. In this study, we investigated the biocompatibility of Ti-Zr alloy by evaluating its corrosion resistance to better understand whether there is an optimal range or value of Zr proportion in the alloy. We prepared pure Ti, Ti-30Zr, Ti-50Zr, Ti-70Zr, and pure Zr (mol% of Zr) samples and subjected them to anodic polarization and immersion tests in a lactic acid + sodium chloride (NaCl) solution and artificial saliva...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862947/osteogenic-potential-of-stem-cells-seeded-bioactive-nanocomposite-scaffolds-a-comparative-study-between-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-from-bone-umbilical-cord-wharton-s-jelly-and-adipose-tissue
#13
Saeid Kargozar, Masoud Mozafari, Seyed Jafar Hashemian, Peiman Brouki Milan, Sepideh Hamzehlou, Mansooreh Soleimani, Mohammad Taghi Joghataei, Mazaher Gholipourmalekabadi, Alireza Korourian, Kazem Mousavizadeh, Alexander M Seifalian
Bone regeneration is considered as an unmet clinical need, the aim of this study is to investigate the osteogenic potential of three different mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived from human bone marrow (BM-MSCs), umbilical cord Wharton's jelly (UC-MSCs), and adipose (AD-MSCs) seeded on a recently developed nanocomposite scaffold (bioactive glass/gelatin) implanted in rat animal models with critical size calvarial defects. In this study, after isolation, culture, and characterization, the MSCs were expanded and seeded on the scaffolds for in vitro and in vivo studies...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862914/in-vivo-biocompatibility-vascularization-and-incorporation-of-integra-%C3%A2-dermal-regenerative-template-and-flowable-wound-matrix
#14
Thomas Später, Florian S Frueh, Wolfgang Metzger, Michael D Menger, Matthias W Laschke
Integra(®) matrix wound dressing (MWD) is used for the reconstruction of full-thickness skin defects. For the treatment of complex wounds, this dermal substitute is available as a flowable wound matrix (FWM) of identical composition. To clarify whether variations in sample preparation and consistency affect the biocompatibility and tissue incorporation, we herein compared MWD and FWM. The matrices were characterized using scanning electron microscopy and histology. Moreover, they were implanted in mouse dorsal skinfold chambers to analyze their in vivo performance over 2 weeks...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801972/development-of-a-chitosan-based-tissue-engineered-renal-proximal-tubule-conduit
#15
I-Ni Chiang, Wan-Chen Huang, Chao-Yuan Huang, Yeong-Shiau Pu, Tai-Horng Young
Renal proximal tubule cells (RPTCs) are responsible for glomerular filtration and maintenance of water/electrolyte balance. To regenerate a proximal tubule, sufficient cell numbers and normal cell function are requisite. Collagen has been routinely used as a substrate for culturing human RPTCs (HRPTCs); however, the role of biomaterials has not been thoroughly explored. In this study, RPTCs retrieved from human nephrectomy/nephroureterectomy specimens were cultivated on chitosan as a substrate in serum-free condition for up to 150 days...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787951/the-superiority-of-the-autografts-inactivated-by-high-hydrostatic-pressure-to-decellularized-allografts-in-a-porcine-model
#16
Naoki Morimoto, Atsushi Mahara, Chizuru Jinno, Mami Ogawa, Natsuko Kakudo, Shigehiko Suzuki, Toshia Fujisato, Kenji Kusumoto, Tetsuji Yamaoka
We are developing a novel skin regeneration therapy in which the inactivation of nevus tissue via high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) is used in the reconstruction of the dermis in combination with a cultured epidermal autograft. In this study, we used a porcine skin graft model to explore whether autologous skin including cellular debris inactivated by HHP or allogeneic skin decellularized by HHP is better for dermal reconstruction. Grafts (n = 6) were prepared for five groups each: autologous skin without pressurization group (control group), autologous skin inactivated by 200 MPa group, autologous skin inactivated by 1000 MPa group, allogeneic skin decellularized by 200 MPa group, and allogeneic skin decellularized by 1000 MPa group...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783470/a-novel-method-of-surface-modification-by-electrochemical-deoxidation-effect-on-surface-characteristics-and-initial-bioactivity-of-zirconia
#17
Juan Liu, Guang Hong, Yu-Han Wu, Kosei Endo, Jian-Min Han, Hiroyuki Kumamoto, Takeshi Wada, Hidemi Kato, Ping Gao, Keiichi Sasaki
The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the surface characteristics and initial bioactivity of ceria-stabilized zirconia/alumina nanocomposite (NANOZR) with those of yttria-stabilized zirconia (3Y-TZP) and pure titanium (CpTi) following the use of three surface modification methods; polishing, sandblasting/acid-etching (SB-E) and electrochemical deoxidation (ECD). Physical properties including surface morphology, chemical composition, X-ray diffraction, surface wettability, surface roughness, and hardness were measured...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779811/biofilm-formation-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-staphylococci-and-enterococci-from-osteomyelitis-associated-with-percutaneous-orthopaedic-implants
#18
Magdalena Zaborowska, Jonatan Tillander, Rickard Brånemark, Lars Hagberg, Peter Thomsen, Margarita Trobos
Staphylococci and enterococci account for most deep infections associated with bone-anchored percutaneous implants for amputation treatment. Implant-associated infections are difficult to treat; therefore, it is important to investigate if these infections have a biofilm origin and to determine the biofilm antimicrobial susceptibility to improve treatment strategies. The aims were: (i) to test a novel combination of the Calgary biofilm device and a custom-made susceptibility MIC plate (Sensititre(®) ), (ii) to determine the biofilm formation and antimicrobial resistance in clinical isolates causing implant-associated osteomyelitis, and (iii) to describe the associated clinical outcome...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764526/an-in-vitro-investigation-to-assess-procedure-parameters-for-injecting-therapeutic-hydrogels-into-the-myocardium
#19
Clive J Curley, Eimear B Dolan, Brenton Cavanagh, Janice O'Sullivan, Garry P Duffy, Bruce P Murphy
Localized delivery of stem cells is potentially a promising therapeutic strategy for regenerating damaged myocardium. Many studies focus on limiting the biologic component of cell loss, but few address the contribution of mechanical factors. This study investigates optimal parameters for retaining the largest volume of cell loaded hydrogels post intramyocardial injection, without compromising cell viability. In vitro, hydrogel was injected into porcine hearts using various needle designs. Hydrogel retention and distribution pattern was then determined...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758034/antimicrobial-activity-of-immobilized-lactoferrin-and-lactoferricin
#20
Renxun Chen, Nerida Cole, Debarun Dutta, Naresh Kumar, Mark D P Willcox
Lactoferrin and lactoferricin were immobilized on glass surfaces via two linkers, 4-azidobenzoic acid (ABA) or 4-fluoro-3-nitrophenyl azide (FNA). The resulting surfaces were characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and contact angle measurements. The antimicrobial activity of the surfaces was determined using Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus strains by fluorescence microscopy. Lactoferrin and lactoferricin immobilization was confirmed by XPS showing significant increases (p < 0...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
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