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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743011/posterior-parietal-cortex
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Jonathan R Whitlock
The posterior parietal cortex, along with temporal and prefrontal cortices, is one of the three major associative regions in the cortex of the mammalian brain. It is situated between the visual cortex at the caudal pole of the brain and the somatosensory cortex just behind the central sulcus. Technically, any cortex covered by the parietal bone is referred to as 'parietal cortex', but the posterior sector, formally referred to as posterior parietal cortex, is indeed its own functional section of cortex, consisting of Brodmann's areas 5, 7, 39, and 40 in humans, areas 5 and 7 in macaques, and area 7 in rodents (Figure 1)...
July 24, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741426/influence-of-different-irradiation-protocols-on-vascularization-and-bone-formation-parameters-in-rat-femora
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Ulrike Rottensteiner-Brandl, Luitpold Distel, Martin Stumpf, Tobias Fey, Katrin Köhn, Ulf Bertram, Lara F Lingens, Peter Greil, Raymund E Horch, Andreas Arkudas
INTRODUCTION: Aim of the present study was the establishment of an efficient and reproducible model for irradiation of rat femora as a model for impaired osteogenesis and angiogenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four different irradiation protocols were compared: single irradiation of the left femur with 20 Gy and explantation after 4 or 8 weeks (group A, B); three irradiation fractions at 3-4 days intervals with 10 Gy and explantation after 4 or 8 weeks (group C, D)...
July 25, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740533/histological-and-micro-computed-tomography-analysis-of-a-femoral-stress-fracture-associated-with-prolonged-bisphosphonate-use
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Matthijs Paul Somford, Leo J van Ruijven, Peter Kloen, Astrid D Bakker
BACKGROUND: The origin of atypical femoral fractures (AFF) associated with bisphosphonate therapy remains to be elucidated. In this study, a biopsy of an AFF site is analyzed to determine whether microdamage and/or morphological changes are present in the area of the AFF. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cortical bone from an AFF region was obtained during a preventive stabilization in a patient with a symptomatic AFF. This bone was scanned using microCT (resolution=0.01 mm), stained with basic fuchsin and analyzed histologically...
January 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740526/evaluation-of-bone-microstructure-in-crps-affected-upper-limbs-by-hr-pqct
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Haider Mussawy, Tobias Schmidt, Tim Rolvien, Wolfgang Rüther, Michael Amling
INTRODUCTION: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a major complication after trauma, surgery, and/or immobilization of an extremity. The disease often starts with clinical signs of local inflammation and develops into a prolonged phase that is characterized by trophic changes and local osteoporosis and sometimes results in functional impairment of the affected limb. While the pathophysiology of CRPS remains poorly understood, increased local bone resorption plays an undisputed pivotal role...
January 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740521/new-quantitative-ultrasound-techniques-for-bone-analysis-at-the-distal-radius-in-hip-fracture-cases-differences-between-femoral-neck-and-trochanteric-fractures
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Motoyuki Horii, Hiroyoshi Fujiwara, Ryo Sakai, Koshiro Sawada, Yasuo Mikami, Syogo Toyama, Etsuko Ozaki, Nagato Kuriyama, Masao Kurokawa, Toshikazu Kubo
BACKGROUND: Ample evidence on etiological and pathological differences between femoral neck and trochanteric fracture cases suggests the possibility of individualized treatment. There are many issues related to areal bone mineral density and other quantitative computed tomography parameters of the proximal femur. Although osteoporosis is a systemic problem, little has been reported regarding differences in bone structural parameters, including bone mineral density, between them in regions other than the proximal femur...
January 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739416/comparison-of-non-invasive-assessments-of-strength-of-the-proximal-femur
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Fjola Johannesdottir, Erica Thrall, John Muller, Tony M Keaveny, David L Kopperdahl, Mary L Bouxsein
It is not clear which non-invasive method is most effective for predicting strength of the proximal femur in those at highest risk of fracture. The primary aim of this study was to compare the abilities of dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)-derived aBMD, quantitative computed tomography (QCT)-derived density and volume measures, and finite element analysis (FEA)-estimated strength to predict femoral failure load. We also evaluated the contribution of cortical and trabecular bone measurements to proximal femur strength...
July 21, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738834/the-value-of-99m-tc-methylene-diphosphonate-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-computed-tomography-in-diagnosis-of-fibrous-dysplasia
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Linqi Zhang, Qiao He, Wei Li, Rusen Zhang
BACKGROUND: Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a rare benign bone disorder in which the normal bone is replaced by immature fibro-osseous tissue. However, some case reports have reported that FD showed significantly increased (99m)Tc-methylene diphosphonate ((99m)Tc-MDP) uptake on whole-body bone scintigraphy (WBS), which may mimic bone metastasis or skeletal involvement of the patients with known cancer. Thus, the purpose of present study is to observe the reliable characteristics and usefulness of single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) for the diagnosis of FD...
July 24, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737011/a-distinctive-patchy-osteomalacia-characterises-phospho1-deficient-mice
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Alan Boyde, Katherine A Staines, Behzad Javaheri, Jose Luis Millan, Andrew A Pitsillides, Colin Farquharson
The phosphatase PHOSPHO1 is involved in the initiation of biomineralisation. Bones in Phospho1 knockout (KO) mice show histological osteomalacia with frequent bowing of long bones and spontaneous fractures: they contain less mineral, with smaller mineral crystals. However, the consequences of Phospho1 ablation on the microscale structure of bone are not yet fully elucidated. Tibias and femurs obtained from wild-type and Phospho1 null (KO) mice (25-32 weeks old) were embedded in PMMA, cut and polished to produce near longitudinal sections...
August 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736738/preserving-and-restoring-bone-with-continuous-insulin-infusion-therapy-in-a-mouse-model-of-type-1-diabetes
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Jeffry S Nyman, Evangelia Kalaitzoglou, R Clay Bunn, Sasidhar Uppuganti, Kathryn M Thrailkill, John L Fowlkes
Those with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are more likely to suffer a fracture than age- and sex-matched individuals without diabetes, despite daily insulin therapy. In rodent studies examining the effect of bone- or glucose-targeting therapies on preventing the T1D-related decrease in bone strength, insulin co-therapy is often not included, despite the known importance of insulin signaling to bone mass accrual. Therefore, working toward a relevant pre-clinical model of diabetic bone disease, we assessed the effect of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) therapy at escalating doses on preserving bone and the effect of delayed CSII on rescuing the T1D-related bone deterioration in an established murine model of T1D...
December 2017: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736606/mandibular-bone-regeneration-after-bone-slat-technique
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Salvatore D'Amato, Gianpaolo Tartaro, Angelo Itro, Mario Santagata
BACKGROUND: The reconstruction of alveolar ridges for implant placement is still a challenging surgical procedure, especially in the case of extensive vertical and horizontal bone atrophy. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the quantity and quality of newly regenerated bone; clinically by means of direct clinical measuring, ridges augmented by autogenous cortical bone associated with autogenous particulate bone graft in the posterior lower jaw defect...
January 2017: Annali di Stomatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736221/scaffold-curvature-mediated-novel-biomineralization-process-originates-a-continuous-soft-tissue-to-bone-interface
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Michael Paris, Andreas Götz, Inga Hettrich, Cécile M Bidan, John W C Dunlop, Hajar Razi, Ivo Zizak, Dietmar W Hutmacher, Peter Fratzl, Georg N Duda, Wolfgang Wagermaier, Amaia Cipitria
A myriad of shapes are found in biological tissues, often naturally evolved to fulfill a particular function. In the field of tissue engineering, substrate geometry influences cell behavior and tissue formation in-vitro, yet little is known how this translates to an in-vivo scenario. Here we investigate scaffold curvature-induced tissue growth, without additional growth factors or cells, in an ovine animal model. We show that soft tissue formation follows a curvature-driven tissue growth model. The highly organized endogenous soft matrix, potentially under mechanical strain, leads to a non-standard form of biomineralization, whereby the pre-existing organic matrix is mineralized without collagen remodeling and without an intermediate cartilage ossification phase...
July 20, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736124/implications-of-three-dimensional-modeling-of-the-proximal-femur-for-cephalomedullary-nailing-an-asian-cadaver-study
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Chang-Soo Chon, Bokku Kang, Han Sung Kim, Gu-Hee Jung
PURPOSE: To determine the variability in the ideal entry point of cephalomedullary (CM) nail around the greater trochanter (GT) and the consequent conformity with the proximal femur by analyzing three-dimensional (3D) modeling and virtual implantation MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 105 cadaveric femurs (50 males and 55 females) underwent continuous 1.0mm slice computed tomography (CT) scans. CT images imported into Mimics(®) software to reconstruct the 3D model of the proximal femur and medullary canal...
July 11, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734986/exogenous-hedgehog-antagonist-delays-but-does-not-prevent-fracture-healing-in-young-mice
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Xiaochen Liu, Jennifer A McKenzie, Clayton W Maschhoff, Michael J Gardner, Matthew J Silva
Fracture healing recapitulates many aspects of developmental osteogenesis. The hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway, essential to skeletal development, is upregulated during fracture healing, although its importance is unclear. Our goal was to assess the functional importance of Hh signaling in endochondral fracture healing. We created closed, transverse diaphyseal femur fractures in mice, stabilized with an intramedullary pin, and administered a systemic Hh inhibitor or vehicle. Because Hh pathway activation is mediated by the receptor Smoothened (Smo), we used the Smo antagonist GDC-0449 (GDC, 50mg/kg, twice daily) to target the pathway...
July 19, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734258/mechanical-properties-and-biocompatibility-of-porous-titanium-scaffolds-for-bone-tissue-engineering
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Yunhui Chen, Jessica Ellen Frith, Ali Dehghan-Manshadi, Hooyar Attar, Damon Kent, Nicolas Dominique Mathieu Soro, Michael J Bermingham, Matthew S Dargusch
Synthetic scaffolds are a highly promising new approach to replace both autografts and allografts to repair and remodel damaged bone tissue. Biocompatible porous titanium scaffold was manufactured through a powder metallurgy approach. Magnesium powder was used as space holder material which was compacted with titanium powder and removed during sintering. Evaluation of the porosity and mechanical properties showed a high level of compatibility with human cortical bone. Interconnectivity between pores is higher than 95% for porosity as low as 30%...
July 13, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732700/evaluation-of-trabecular-structure-changes-in-osteoarthritis-of-the-temporomandibular-joint-with-cone-beam-computed-tomography-imaging
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Xin Liang, Shuming Liu, Xingmin Qu, Zhihui Wang, Jianbo Zheng, Xiaoyan Xie, Guowu Ma, Zuyan Zhang, Xuchen Ma
OBJECTIVES: To explore the possibility of using 2-dimensional image assessments in combination with cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in patients with temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis (TMJOA) to enhance the clinical significance and applicability of the CBCT findings on TMJOA changes. STUDY DESIGN: Fifty-two patients with unilateral TMJOA and 40 healthy adults who had undergone CBCT in preparation for orthodontic treatment were selected for this study. Temporomandibular joint images were acquired with CBCT...
June 8, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732677/assessment-of-bone-repair-in-critical-size-defect-in-the-calvarium-of-rats-after-the-implantation-of-tricalcium-phosphate-beta-%C3%AE-tcp
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Leonardo de Freitas Silva, Erik Neiva Ribeiro de Carvalho Reis, Tânia Aparecida Barbara, João Paulo Bonardi, Idelmo Rangel Garcia, Paulo Sérgio Perri de Carvalho, Daniela Ponzoni
OBJECTIVES: Evaluating the osteoconductive property of tricalcium phosphate beta (β-TCP) in comparison to that of inorganic bovine bone for repair in a critical-size defect in the rat calvarium. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Critical-size defects of 7mm were made with a trephine in the calvaria of 48 Wistar rats. The animals were divided into four groups, and the defects in each group were filled with tricalcium phosphate beta (β-TCP), inorganic bovine bone (Bio-Oss), autogenous bone, or left empty...
July 18, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729790/new-dental-implant-selection-criterion-based-on-implant-design
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Mohamed I El-Anwar, Mohamed M El-Zawahry, Eman M Ibraheem, Mohammad Zakaria Nassani, Hisham ElGabry
OBJECTIVE: A comparative study between threaded and plain dental implant designs was performed to find out a new criterion for dental implant selection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Several dental implant designs with a systematic increase in diameter and length were positioned in a cylindrical-shaped bone section and analyzed using finite element method. Four loading types were tested on different dental implant designs; tension of 50 N, compression of 100 N, bending of 20 N, and torque of 2 Nm, to derive design curves...
April 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727179/overexpression-of-g%C3%AE-s-in-murine-osteoblasts-in-vivo-leads-to-increased-bone-mass-and-decreased-bone-quality
#18
Lucia Zhang, Kim S Sugamori, Colin Claridge, Ariana Dela Cruz, Marc D Grynpas, Jane Mitchell
GαS is a heterotrimeric G protein that transduces signals from activated G protein-coupled receptors on the cell surface to stimulate adenylyl cyclase/cyclic AMP signaling. GαS plays a central role in mediating numerous growth and maintenance processes including osteogenesis and bone turnover. Decreased GαS expression or activating mutations in GαS both affect bone suggesting that modulating GαS protein levels may be important for bone health and development. To examine the effects of increased osteoblastic GαS expression on bone development in vivo, we generated transgenic mice with GαS over-expression in osteoblasts (HOM-Gs mice) driven by the 3...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725994/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-photobiomodulation-on-vertebras-in-two-rat-models-of-experimental-osteoporosis
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Mohammadjavad Fredoni, Mahdi Ghatrehsamani, Mohammad-Amin Abdollahifar, Sahar Bayat, Mohammad Bayat
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of photobiomodulation (PBM) on cancellous bone in rat models of ovariectomized induced osteoporosis (OVX-D) and glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP). The experiment comprised of nine groups. A group of healthy rats was used for baseline evaluations. The OVX-D rats were further divided into groups as follows: control rats with osteoporosis, OVX-D rats that received alendronate (1 mg/kg 60 days), OVX-D rats treated with pulsed wave laser (890 nm, 80 Hz, 900 s, 0...
July 19, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725907/development-of-a-new-immunoassay-for-human-cathepsin-k-generated-periostin-fragments-as-a-serum-biomarker-for-cortical-bone
#20
Patrick Garnero, Nicolas Bonnet, Serge L Ferrari
Periostin is a matricellular protein mainly expressed by periosteal cells and osteocytes in bone, but is also present in several other tissues. Available immunoassays use antibodies of unclear specificity. The aim of the study was to develop a bone-specific periostin ELISA based on the detection of fragments generated by the osteoclastic and osteocytic protease cathepsin K. In vitro digestion of human recombinant intact periostin by cathepsin K leads to the generation of multiple fragments. Using LS-MS/MS, it was found that the GSLQPIIK peptide was the most efficiently and abundantly generated periostin fragment...
July 19, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
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