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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805067/the-lncrna-nespas-is-associated-with-osteoarthritis-progression-and-serves-as-a-potential-new-prognostic-biomarker
#1
Sujung Park, Myeungsoo Lee, Churl-Hong Chun, Eun-Jung Jin
INTRODUCTION: In this article, we explored the hypothesis that the long noncoding RNA, Nespas, promotes osteoarthritis (OA) by supporting abnormal lipid metabolism in human chondrocytes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human articular chondrocytes from osteoarthritis patients were used and expression level of Nespas were determined by real-time polymerase chain reaction. Introduction of Nespas and Nespas-associated genes/miRNAs were performed by using a lentiviral system...
August 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800711/getting-better-or-getting-well-the-patient-acceptable-symptom-state-pass-better-predicts-patient-s-satisfaction-than-the-decrease-of-pain-in-knee-osteoarthritis-subjects-treated-with-viscosupplementation
#2
Thierry Conrozier, Matthieu Monet, Anne Lohse, Raghu Raman
Background In the management of knee osteoarthritis (OA), patient-reported-outcomes (PROs) are being developed for relevant assessment of pain. The patient acceptable symptom state (PASS) is a relevant cutoff, which allows classifying patients as being in "an acceptable state" or not. Viscosupplementation is a therapeutic modality widely used in patients with knee OA that many patients are satisfied with despite meta-analyses give conflicting results. Objectives To compare, 6 months after knee viscosupplementation, the percentage of patients who reached the PASS threshold (PASS +) with that obtained from other PROs...
August 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786292/pharmacokinetic-profile-of-intra-articular-fluticasone-propionate-microparticles-in-beagle-dog-knees
#3
Alan Getgood, Aad Dhollander, Amanda Malone, James Price, James Helliwell
Objective The objective of this pilot study was to determine time point(s) at which maximum concentration of fluticasone propionate (Cmax) occurs in synovial fluid and plasma in Beagle dog knees after intra-articular injection of EP-104IAR. Design EP-104IAR is composed of fluticasone propionate drug crystals coated with heat-treated polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) to result in extended release properties. Thirty-two Beagle dogs had an injection of EP-104IAR into the knee joint at 2 different dose levels (0.6 mg and 12 mg)...
August 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715962/in-vitro-analysis-of-the-differentiation-capacity-of-postmortally-isolated-human-chondrocytes-influenced-by-different-growth-factors-and-oxygen-levels
#4
Anika Jonitz-Heincke, Annett Klinder, Diana Boy, Achim Salamon, Doris Hansmann, Juliane Pasold, Andreas Buettner, Rainer Bader
Objective In the present in vitro study, we analyzed the chondrogenic differentiation capacity of human chondrocytes postmortally isolated from unaffected knee cartilage by the addition of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and/or insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and different oxygen levels. Design After 14 and 35 days, DNA concentrations and protein contents of Col1, Col2, aggrecan as well as glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) of chondrocytes cultivated as pellet cultures were analyzed. Additionally, expression rates of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-associated differentiation markers were assessed in monolayer cultures...
July 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715906/t2-mapping-provides-information-that-is-statistically-comparable-to-an-arthroscopic-evaluation-of-acetabular-cartilage
#5
Patrick Morgan, Mikko J Nissi, John Hughes, Shabnam Mortazavi, Jutta Ellerman
Objectives The purpose of this study was to validate T2* mapping as an objective, noninvasive method for the prediction of acetabular cartilage damage. Methods This is the second step in the validation of T2*. In a previous study, we established a quantitative predictive model for identifying and grading acetabular cartilage damage. In this study, the model was applied to a second cohort of 27 consecutive hips to validate the model. A clinical 3.0-T imaging protocol with T2* mapping was used. Acetabular regions of interest (ROI) were identified on magnetic resonance and graded using the previously established model...
July 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703030/cartilage-health-in-knees-treated-with-metal-resurfacing-implants-or-untreated-focal-cartilage-lesions-a-preclinical-study-in-sheep
#6
Nicolas Martinez-Carranza, Kjell Hultenby, Anne Sofie Lagerstedt, Peter Schupbach, Hans E Berg
Background Full-depth cartilage lesions do not heal and the long-term clinical outcome is uncertain. In the symptomatic middle-aged (35-60 years) patient, treatment with metal implants has been proposed. However, the cartilage health surrounding these implants has not been thoroughly studied. Our objective was to evaluate the health of cartilage opposing and adjacent to metal resurfacing implants. Methods The medial femoral condyle was operated in 9 sheep bilaterally. A metallic resurfacing metallic implant was immediately inserted into an artificially created 7...
July 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703018/comparative-effectiveness-of-structural-versus-regulatory-protein-gene-transfer-on-articular-chondrocyte-matrix-gene-expression
#7
Shuiliang Shi, Congrong Wang, Albert Chan, Kashif Kirmani, George J Eckert, Stephen B Trippel
Objective The production of extracellular matrix is a necessary component of articular cartilage repair. Gene transfer is a promising method to improve matrix biosynthesis by articular chondrocytes. Gene transfer may employ transgenes encoding regulatory factors that stimulate the production of matrix proteins, or may employ transgenes that encode the proteins themselves. The objective of this study was to determine which of these 2 approaches would be the better choice for further development. We compared these 2 approaches using the transgenes encoding the structural matrix proteins, aggrecan or type II collagen, and the transgene encoding the anabolic factor, insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I)...
July 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639852/osteochondritis-dissecans-etiology-pathology-and-imaging-with-a-special-focus-on-the-knee-joint
#8
Juergen Bruns, Mathias Werner, Christian Habermann
This article is a review of the current understanding of the etiology, pathogenesis, and how to diagnose and treat knee osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) followed by an analysis of and outcomes of the treatments available. OCD is seen in children and adolescents with open growth plates (juvenile OCD) and adults with closed growth plates (adult OCD). The etiology of OCD lesions remains unclear and is characterized by an aseptic necrosis in the subchondral bone area. Mechanical factors seem to play an important role...
June 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629234/healing-of-osteochondral-defects-via-endochondral-ossification-in-an-ovine-model
#9
Helen Lydon, Alan Getgood, Frances M D Henson
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the mechanism of healing of osteochondral defects of the distal femur in the sheep, a commonly used translational model. Information on the healing mechanism be useful to inform the design of tissue engineering devices for joint surface defect repair. DESIGN: A retrospective study was conducted examining 7-mm diameter osteochondral defects made in the distal medial femoral condyle of 40 adult female sheep, comprising control animals from 3 separate structures...
June 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627226/light-absorptive-properties-of-articular-cartilage-ecm-molecules-synovial-fluid-and-photoinitiators-as-potential-barriers-to-light-initiated-polymer-scaffolding-procedures
#10
Anthony J Finch, Jamie M Benson, Patrick E Donnelly, Peter A Torzilli
Objective Many in vivo procedures to repair chondral defects use ultraviolet (UV)-photoinitiated in situ polymerization within the cartilage matrix. Chemical species that absorb UV light might reduce the effectiveness of these procedures by acting as light absorption barriers. This study evaluated whether any of the individual native biochemical components in cartilage and synovial fluid interfered with the absorption of light by common scaffolding photosensitizers. Materials UV-visible spectroscopy was performed on each major component of cartilage in solution, on bovine synovial fluid, and on four photosensitizers, riboflavin, Irgacure 2959, quinine, and riboflavin-5'-phosphate...
June 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608754/a-preliminary-study-comparing-microfracture-and-local-adherent-transplantation-of-autologous-adipose-derived-stem-cells-followed-by-intraarticular-injection-of-platelet-rich-plasma-for-the-treatment-of-chondral-defects-in-rabbits
#11
Timea Spakova, Judita Amrichova, Jana Plsikova, Denisa Harvanova, Slavomir Hornak, Valent Ledecky, Jan Rosocha
Objective This study aimed to compare microfracture and application of adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) by local adherent technique enhanced by platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to provide a new approach for the repair of cartilage defect. Design Full-thickness cylindrical defects were created in the medial femoral condyle in 9 New Zealand White rabbits (5 months old, 4.65 ± 0.20 kg). Two groups of rabbits ( n = 3) were either treated with ADSCs (Group 1) or the microfracture technique (Group 2) following intraarticular injection of PRP 3 times in weekly intervals...
June 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608727/osteoarthritis-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-and-medial-tibial-plateau-a-cadaveric-study
#12
Jessica Immonen, Chris Siefring, Luke Sanders
The objective of this study was to analyze morphometric anatomy and damages with aging in cadaveric knee specimens specific to the cruciate ligaments, the articular cartilage of the tibial plateau, and the menisci. Morphometric analyses to cadaveric anatomy of the knee were performed using Image-Pro® software on 3 age populations: <70 years old, 70 to 79 years old, and ≥80 years old. An average thickness of the cruciate ligaments was assessed with 5 circumferential measurements per specimen using nylon thread...
June 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604062/cartilage-regeneration-in-full-thickness-patellar-chondral-defects-treated-with-particulated-juvenile-articular-allograft-cartilage-an-mri-analysis
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Brian Grawe, Alissa Burge, Joseph Nguyen, Sabrina Strickland, Russell Warren, Scott Rodeo, Beth ShubinStein
Background Full-thickness cartilage lesions of the patella represent a common source of pain and dysfunction. Previously reported surgical treatment options include marrow stimulation, cell-based treatments, and osteochondral transfer. Minced juvenile allograft cartilage is a novel treatment option that allows for a single stage approach for these lesions. Hypothesis Particulated juvenile allograft cartilage (PJAC) for the treatment of chondral defects of the patella would offer acceptable lesion fill rates, mature over time, and not be associated with any negative biologic effects on the surrounding tissue...
June 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580842/understanding-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-knee-cartilage-repair-a-focus-on-clinical-relevance
#14
Daichi Hayashi, Xinning Li, Akira M Murakami, Frank W Roemer, Siegfried Trattnig, Ali Guermazi
The aims of this review article are (a) to describe the principles of morphologic and compositional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques relevant for the imaging of knee cartilage repair surgery and their application to longitudinal studies and (b) to illustrate the clinical relevance of pre- and postsurgical MRI with correlation to intraoperative images. First, MRI sequences that can be applied for imaging of cartilage repair tissue in the knee are described, focusing on comparison of 2D and 3D fast spin echo and gradient recalled echo sequences...
June 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573889/the-subchondral-bone-is-affected-by-bone-marrow-stimulation-a-systematic-review-of-preclinical-animal-studies
#15
Dexter Seow, Youichi Yasui, Ian D Hutchinson, Eoghan T Hurley, Yoshiharu Shimozono, John G Kennedy
Objective Despite the mechanical and biological roles of subchondral bone (SCB) in articular cartilage health, there remains no consensus on the postoperative morphological status of SCB following bone marrow stimulation (BMS). The purpose of this systematic review was to clarify the morphology of SCB following BMS in preclinical, translational animal models. Design The MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were systematically reviewed using specific search terms on April 19, 2016 based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
June 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618873/magnetic-resonance-imaging-score-and-classification-system-amadeus-for-assessment-of-preoperative-cartilage-defect-severity
#16
Pia M Jungmann, Götz H Welsch, Mats Brittberg, Siegfried Trattnig, Sepp Braun, Andreas B Imhoff, Gian M Salzmann
Objective To design a simple magnetic resonance (MR)-based assessment system for quantification of osteochondral defect severity prior to cartilage repair surgery at the knee. Design The new scoring tool was supposed to include 3 different parameters: (1) cartilage defect size, (2) depth/morphology of the cartilage defect, and (3) subchondral bone quality, resulting in a specific 3-digit code. A clearly defined numeric score was developed, resulting in a final score of 0 to 100. Defect severity grades I through IV were defined...
July 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618872/outcomes-of-patellofemoral-osteochondral-lesions-treated-with-structural-grafts-in-patients-older-than-40-years
#17
Ryan M Degen, Nathan W Coleman, Danielle Tetreault, Brenda Chang, Greg T Mahony, Christopher L Camp, Shawn G Anthony, Riley J Williams
Background Chondral lesions in the patellofemoral compartment represent a difficult entity to treat among active patients, with no clear consensus on the optimal treatment strategy. The purpose of this study was to review the functional outcomes of patients >40 years old with primary patellofemoral osteochondral lesions who underwent a cartilage restoration procedure with a structural graft. Methods Following institutional review board approval, 35 patients >40 years treated for patellofemoral chondral or osteochondral injuries were retrospectively identified...
July 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618871/five-year-follow-up-of-knee-joint-distraction-clinical-benefit-and-cartilaginous-tissue-repair-in-an-open-uncontrolled-prospective-study
#18
Jan-Ton A D van der Woude, Karen Wiegant, Peter M van Roermund, Femke Intema, Roel J H Custers, Felix Eckstein, Jaap M van Laar, Simon C Mastbergen, Floris P J G Lafeber
Objective In end-stage knee osteoarthritis, total knee arthroplasty (TKA) may finally become inevitable. At a relatively young age, this comes with the risk of future revision surgery. Therefore, in these cases, joint preserving surgery such as knee joint distraction (KJD) is preferred. Here we present 5-year follow-up data of KJD. Design Patients ( n = 20; age <60 years) with conservative therapy resistant tibiofemoral osteoarthritis considered for TKA were treated. Clinical evaluation was performed by questionnaires...
July 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618870/molecular-validation-of-chondrogenic-differentiation-and-hypoxia-responsiveness-of-platelet-lysate-expanded-adipose-tissue-derived-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
#19
Catalina Galeano-Garces, Emily T Camilleri, Scott M Riester, Amel Dudakovic, Dirk R Larson, Wenchun Qu, Jay Smith, Allan B Dietz, Hee-Jeong Im, Aaron J Krych, A Noelle Larson, Marcel Karperien, Andre J van Wijnen
OBJECTIVE: To determine the optimal environmental conditions for chondrogenic differentiation of human adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (AMSCs). In this investigation we specifically investigate the role of oxygen tension and 3-dimensional (3D) culture systems. DESIGN: Both AMSCs and primary human chondrocytes were cultured for 21 days in chondrogenic media under normoxic (21% oxygen) or hypoxic (2% oxygen) conditions using 2 distinct 3D culture methods (high-density pellets and poly-ε-caprolactone [PCL] scaffolds)...
July 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618869/review-of-soluble-biomarkers-of-osteoarthritis-lessons-from-animal-models
#20
Catherine B Legrand, Cécile J Lambert, Fanny V Comblain, Christelle Sanchez, Yves E Henrotin
Objective Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the leading causes of disability within the adult population. Currently, its diagnosis is mainly based on clinical examination and standard radiography. To date, there is no way to detect the disease at a molecular level, before the appearance of structural changes and symptoms. So an attractive alternative for monitoring OA is the measurement of biochemical markers in blood, urine, or synovial fluid, which could reflect metabolic changes in joint tissue and therefore disease onset and progression...
July 2017: Cartilage
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