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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823088/electrical-signals-triggered-controllable-formation-of-calcium-alginate-film-for-wound-treatment
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Xiaoli Liu, Huan Liu, Xue Qu, Miao Lei, Chuchu Zhang, Hua Hong, Gregory F Payne, Changsheng Liu
Wound dressings play important roles in the management of wounds, and calcium cross-linked alginate (Ca(2+)-Alg) is a commonly used hydrogel that is adapted for wound treatment. However, conventional methods for fabricating Ca(2+)-Alg hydrogels can be tedious and difficult to control because of the rapid Ca(2+)-induced gelation of alginate. In this study, An electrodeposition method was used to rapidly and controllably fabricate Ca(2+)-Alg films for wound treatment. Several measures of film growth (e.g., thickness and mass) are shown to linearly correlate to the imposed charge transfer at the electrode...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822139/confocal-raman-mapping-of-collagen-cross-link-and-crystallinity-of-human-dentin-enamel-junction
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Amel Slimani, Fares Nouioua, Alban Desoutter, Bernard Levallois, Frédéric J G Cuisinier, Hervé Tassery, Elodie Terrer, Hamideh Salehi
The separation zone between enamel and dentin [dentin-enamel junction (DEJ)] with different properties in biomechanical composition has an important role in preventing crack propagation from enamel to dentin. The understanding of the chemical structure (inorganic and organic components), physical properties, and chemical composition of the human DEJ could benefit biomimetic materials in dentistry. Spatial distribution of calcium phosphate crystallinity and the collagen crosslinks near DEJ were studied using confocal Raman microscopy and calculated by different methods...
August 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815779/short-term-teriparatide-and-recombinant-human-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-for-regenerative-approach-to-medication-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaws-a-preliminary-study
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Junho Jung, Hee-Young Yoo, Gyu-Tae Kim, Jung-Woo Lee, Yeon-Ah Lee, Deog-Yoon Kim, Yong-Dae Kwon
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether adjunct teriparatide administration and local application of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) is beneficial for the regeneration of jaw bone in patient with medication related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study enrolled 17 patients diagnosed with MRONJ. All patients received sequestrectomy under general or local anesthesia with suspension of bisphosphonate. The bone regeneration ratio was compared on cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans, acquired immediately post-operation and after 3-months...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815664/simultaneous-lateral-bone-augmentation-and-implant-placement-using-a-particulated-synthetic-bone-substitute-around-chronic-peri-implant-dehiscence-defects-in-dogs
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Ui-Won Jung, Jae-Kook Cha, Fabio Vignoletti, Javier Nuñez, Javier Sanz, Mariano Sanz
AIM: To determine the histological outcomes when using a highly porous synthetic bone substitute and a cross-linked collagen membrane for lateral bone augmentation of peri-implant dehiscence defects. METHODS: In 8 dogs, three treatment groups were randomly allocated at each peri-implant dehiscence defect (mean height x depth = 3 x 1 mm): (i) synthetic bone substitute covered by a cross-linked collagen membrane (test group), (ii) deproteinized bovine bone mineral covered by a natural collagen membrane (positive control), and (iii) no treatment (negative control)...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811794/comparing-the-effects-of-two-different-contact-lenses-on-corneal-re-epithelialization-after-corneal-collagen-cross-linking
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Yusuf Kocluk, Savas Cetinkaya, Emine Alyamac Sukgen, Murat Günay, Alper Mete
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether keratoconus (KC) patients who applied the corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) and two different contact lens (CL) showed any differences in complaints and findings following the CXL. METHODS: This prospective, comparative, double-blind clinical study involved 60 eyes of 60 patients (38 female and 22 male). At the end of the CXL procedure, CL (Balafilcon A) was inserted in 29 patients (Group-1) while CL with different material content (Hioxifilcon A) designed for therapeutic/bandage purposes were inserted in 31 patients (Group-2)...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811773/transepithelial-corneal-crosslinking-in-treatment-of-progressive-keratoconus-12-months-clinical-results
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Bushra Akbar, Rana Intisar-Ul-Haq, Mazhar Ishaq, Sabahat Arzoo, Kashif Siddique
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of transepithelial corneal collagen cross linking (TE-CXL) with modified riboflavin and accelerated UVA irradiance in thin corneas with pachymetry less than 400 microns at thinnest point, untreatable by epithelium off corneal collagen cross linking (CXL) in adult Pakistani population with progressive keratoconus. METHODS: This quasi experimental study included twenty six eyes of 26 patients with progressive keratoconus who underwent accelerated transepithelial CXL in Armed forced institute of ophthalmology with 12 months follow up...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808811/construction-and-biocompatibility-of-a-thin-type-i-ii-collagen-composite-scaffold
#7
Long Han, Zhong-Wen Zhang, Bo-He Wang, Zhen-Kun Wen
Articular cartilage injury is a common type of damage observed in clinical practice. A matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implant was developed to repair articular cartilage as an advancement on the autologous chondrocyte implant procedure. Here, we establish a thin double layer of collagen as a novel and effective bioscaffold for the regeneration of cartilaginous lesions. We created a collagen membrane with double layers using a cover slip, a cover slip, and the collagen was then freeze-dried under vacuum...
August 14, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802685/results-at-7years-after-cross-linking-procedure-in-keratoconic-patients
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C Nicula, N Dorin, P R Nicolae
PURPOSE: Long-term evaluation of functional results based on visual acuity, keratometry, spherical equivalent and refractive cylinder in patients with progressive keratoconus treated with corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied a group of 114 eyes of 91 consecutive patients treated from 2006 to 2009 by "Epi-off type" CXL. In the preoperative period, all patients had a complete ophthalmologic examination. The inclusion criteria were: patients aged 15 to 54years, with various stages of keratoconus, with a corneal thickness of at least 400μm at the thinnest point...
August 9, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796152/dehydrothermally-cross-linked-collagen-membrane-with-a-bone-graft-improves-bone-regeneration-in-a-rat-calvarial-defect-model
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Yin-Zhe An, Young-Ku Heo, Jung-Seok Lee, Ui-Won Jung, Seong-Ho Choi
In this study, the bone regeneration efficacy of dehydrothermally (DHT) cross-linked collagen membrane with or without a bone graft (BG) material was evaluated in a critical-sized rat model. An 8-mm-diameter defect was created in the calvaria of 40 rats, which were randomized into four groups: (1) control; (2) DHT; (3) BG; and, (4) DHT + BG. Evaluations were made at 2 and 8 weeks after surgery using micro-computed tomographic (micro-CT), histological, and histomorphometric analyses. Micro-CT analysis showed an increase in the new bone volume (NBV) of the BG and DHT + BG groups at 2 weeks after surgery, representing a significant difference (p < 0...
August 10, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792146/a-novel-association-between-lysyl-oxidase-gene-polymorphism-and-intracranial-aneurysm-in-koreans
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Eun Pyo Hong, Jin Pyeong Jeon, Sung Eun Kim, Jin Seo Yang, Hyuk Jai Choi, Suk Hyung Kang, Yong Jun Cho
PURPOSE: Lysyl oxidase (LOX) controls the cross-linking and maturation of elastin and collagen fibers. In this study, we investigated the association between LOX gene polymorphisms and intracranial aneurysm (IA) formation in a homogeneous Korean population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved 80 age-sex matched patients with IA and controls. Fisher's exact test was performed to analyze allelic associations between ten single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and IA, including 41 ruptured and 39 unruptured cases...
September 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791057/evaluation-of-changes-in-visual-acuity-contrast-sensitivity-and-aberrations-in-patients-with-keratoconus-after-corneal-collagen-cross-linking
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Siamak Zarei-Ghanavati, Hamid Khakshour, Mohammadreza Vejdani, Haleh Ghooshkhanei, Amirhosein Vejdani
PURPOSE: To assess and compare preoperative refractive, aberrometric, topographic, and contrast sensitivity (CS) measurements with postoperative values after corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) in patients with progressive keratoconus. METHODS: Twenty-two eyes of 11 patients with keratoconus were enrolled in this prospective study. Uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA), best spectacle corrected visual acuity (BSCVA), CS, and higher order aberrations (HOAs) were evaluated at baseline and 1, 3, 6, and 8 months after surgery...
July 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780464/nile-tilapia-skin-collagen-sponge-modified-with-chemical-cross-linkers-as-a-biomedical-hemostatic-material
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Leilei Sun, Bafang Li, Dandan Jiang, Hu Hou
Nile tilapia skin collagen sponges were fabricated by freeze-drying technology and modified with 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide in the presence of N-hydroxysuccinimide (EDC/NHS), genipin+PBS, genipin+ethanol, tea polyphenol (TP), nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA) and diphenyl phosphoryl azide (DPPA). Physicochemical and biological properties, micromorphology and compatibility before and after modification were investigated to evaluate collagen sponge as a hemostatic biomedical material. The mechanical property of collagen sponges strengthened after cross-linking...
July 26, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772927/collagen-fibrinogen-lyophilised-scaffolds-for-soft-tissue-regeneration
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Jennifer Shepherd, Daniel Bax, Serena Best, Ruth Cameron
A significant body of research has considered collagen as a scaffold material for soft tissue regeneration. The main structural component of extra-cellular matrix (ECM), collagen's advantages over synthetic polymers are numerous. However, for applications where higher stiffness and stability are required, significant cross-linking may affect bioactivity. A carbodiimide (EDC) cross-linking route consumes carboxylate groups that are key to collagen's essential cell recognition motifs (GxOGER). Fibrinogen was considered as a promising additive as it plays a key role in the process of wound repair and contains RGD integrin binding sites which bind to a variety of cells, growth factors and cytokines...
May 23, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769558/lower-serum-p1np-%C3%AE-ctx-ratio-and-hypoalbuminemia-are-independently-associated-with-osteoporotic-nonvertebral-fractures-in-older-adults
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Alexander Fisher, Wichat Srikusalanukul, Leon Fisher, Paul N Smith
PURPOSE: To estimate the discriminative value of serum P1NP/βCTX ratio and albumin levels in hospitalized orthogeriatric patients with and without nonvertebral fractures. METHODS: In 1,239 orthogeriatric patients (mean age 78.1±9.52 years, 69.1% women) including 854 (68.9%) with osteoporotic nonvertebral fractures (455 [36.7%] with hip fracture [HF]) and 385 (31.1%) without fractures, markers of bone formation (procollagen type 1 N-terminal propeptide [P1NP], osteocalcin [OC], and bone resorption (beta-C-terminal cross-linking telopeptide of type 1 collagen [βCTX]), indices of mineral metabolism, and parameters of liver and renal functions were assessed; data on clinical and laboratory characteristics were collected prospectively...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768651/combined-bioavailable-isoflavones-and-probiotics-improve-bone-status-and-estrogen-metabolism-in-postmenopausal-osteopenic-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Max Norman Tandrup Lambert, Catrine Bundgaard Thybo, Simon Lykkeboe, Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Xavier Frette, Lars Porskjær Christensen, Per Bendix Jeppesen
Background: Female age-related estrogen deficiency increases the risk of osteoporosis, which can be effectively treated with the use of hormone replacement therapy. However, hormone replacement therapy is demonstrated to increase cancer risk. Bioavailable isoflavones with selective estrogen receptor affinity show potential to prevent and treat osteoporosis while minimizing or eliminating carcinogenic side effects.Objective: In this study, we sought to determine the beneficial effects of a bioavailable isoflavone and probiotic treatment against postmenopausal osteopenia...
August 2, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767045/acetic-acid-and-pepsin-result-in-high-yield-high-purity-and-low-macrophage-response-collagen-for-biomedical-applications
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Luis M Delgado, Naledi Shologu, Kieran Fuller, Dimitrios Zeugolis
Collagen based devices are frequently associated with foreign body response. Although several pre- (e.g. species, state of animal, tissue) and post- (e.g. cross-linking, scaffold architecture) extraction method factors have a profound effect on foreign body response, little is known about which and how during the extraction process factors mediate foreign body response. In this study, we assessed the influence of acetic acid and hydrochloric acid and the utilisation or not of pepsin or salt precipitation during collagen extraction on the yield, purity, free amines, denaturation temperature, resistance to collagenase degradation and macrophage response...
August 2, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766134/bone-health-in-long-term-gastric-cancer-survivors-a-prospective-study-of-high-dose-vitamin-d-supplementation-using-an-easy-administration-scheme
#17
Marta Climent, Manuel Pera, Isabel Aymar, José M Ramón, Luis Grande, Xavier Nogués
Bone disease in long-term survivors after gastric cancer resection has received little research attention. This study aimed to investigate bone health after curative resection of gastric cancer and the consequences of high-dose vitamin D supplementation in patients with low levels of 25-(OH)-vitamin D. Disease-free patients at least 24 months after gastric cancer resection represented the study cohort. Serum markers of bone metabolism were assessed at baseline and at 3 and 12 months. Bone mineral density and presence of fractures were assessed by X-ray at baseline...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751073/efficacy-of-new-natural-biomodification-agents-from-anacardiaceae-extracts-on-dentin-collagen-cross-linking
#18
M A Moreira, N O Souza, R S Sousa, D Q Freitas, M V Lemos, D M De Paula, F J N Maia, D Lomonaco, S E Mazzetto, V P Feitosa
OBJECTIVES: Several polyphenols from renewable sources were surveyed for dentin biomodification. However, phenols from cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL, Anacardium occidentale) and from Aroeira (Myracrodruon urundeuva) extract have never been evaluated. The present investigation aimed to compare the dentin collagen crosslinking (biomodification) effectiveness of polyphenols from Aroeira stem bark extract, proanthocyanidins (PACs) from grape-seed extract (Vitis vinifera), cardol and cardanol from CNSL after clinically relevant treatment for one minute...
July 24, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749894/comparison-of-outcomes-between-combined-transepithelial-photorefractive-keratectomy-with-and-without-accelerated-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-a-1-year-study
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Hun Lee, David Sung Yong Kang, Byoung Jin Ha, Jin Young Choi, Eung Kweon Kim, Kyoung Yul Seo, Tae-Im Kim
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of combined transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (tPRK) and accelerated corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) on visual acuity and refractive outcomes. METHODS: The medical records of 89 eyes (89 patients) undergoing combined tPRK and CXL (tPRK-CXL group) or tPRK alone (tPRK group) were retrospectively analyzed. Uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA), corrected distance visual acuity, and manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE) were evaluated preoperatively and 2 weeks, 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after surgery...
July 26, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748914/association-of-bone-turnover-markers-with-glucose-metabolism-in-chinese-population
#20
Jie Wang, Dan-Dan Yan, Xu-Hong Hou, Yu-Qian Bao, Cheng Hu, Zhen-Lin Zhang, Wei-Ping Jia
The association between type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and bone metabolism has been discussed previously but is controversial. In this study we aimed to evaluate the association of bone turnover markers with glucose metabolism in Chinese population, in which 919 males and 4171 postmenopausal females in a region of Shanghai were recruited. Anthropometric and biochemical traits related to glucose and bone metabolism were analyzed. Participants were classified according to their glucose tolerance as normal glucose tolerance (NGT), impaired glucose regulation (IGR) or T2DM...
July 27, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
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