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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930822/five-years-experience-on-3-4-diaminopyridine-phosphate-in-lambert-eaton-syndrome-case-reports
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Simona Portaro, Teresa Brizzi, Stefano Sinicropi, Alberto Cacciola, Maria Cristina De Cola, Alessia Bramanti, Demetrio Milardi, Antonino Lupica, Placido Bramanti, Antonio Toscano, Carmelo Rodolico
RATIONALE: To report our experience on 7 patients (4 males and 3 females), affected by nonparaneoplastic Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, treated with 3,4-diaminopyridine phosphate (3,4-DAPP) either alone or in combination with other immunosuppressants or steroids. PATIENT CONCERNS: Patients have been evaluated at specific timepoints (ie, baseline and last 5 year follow-up), with neurological examination, autoantibodies against presynaptic voltage-gated Cav2.1 (P/Q type) calcium ion channel (VGCC) dosage, neurophysiological evaluation focusing on the increased amplitude of the compound muscle action potential (cMAP) after maximum voluntary effort, quantitative myasthenia gravis (QMG) and activities of daily living scales, and autonomic nervous system involvement evaluation...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930666/effects-of-copyrolysis-of-sludge-with-calcium-carbonate-and-calcium-hydrogen-phosphate-on-chemical-stability-of-carbon-and-release-of-toxic-elements-in-the-resultant-biochars
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Xuebin Xu, Xin Hu, Zhuhong Ding, Yijun Chen
The potential release of toxic elements and the stability of carbon in sludge-based biochars are important on their application in soil remediation and wastewater treatment. In this study, municipal sludge was co-pyrolyzed with calcium carbonate (CaCO3) and calcium dihydrogen phosphate [Ca(H2PO4)2] under 300 and 600 °C, respectively. The basic physicochemical properties of the resultant biochars were characterized and laboratory chemical oxidation and leaching experiments of toxic elements were conducted to evaluate the chemical stability of carbon in biochars and the potential release of toxic elements from biochars...
September 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930342/yolk-shell-nanocomposite-particles-as-bioactive-bone-fillers-and-growth-factor-carriers
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Pujiang Shi, Sunny A Abbah, Yon Jin Chuah, Jun Li, Yong Zhang, Pengfei He, Hee Kit Wong, James C H Goh
The efficient delivery of bioactive molecules via rationally designed nanoparticles is an important focus in regenerative medicine. The yolk shell nanocomposite particles described herein are composed of silk fibroin movable cores formed within voided calcium carbonate shells to load and control the release of labile cytokines. These particles are excellent carrier vehicles of potent molecules as they sustained the release of bioactive Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2 (BMP-2) for more than 28 days in vitro. Implantation into bone defects in rabbits corroborates the in vitro results and also reveals that upon contact with phosphate containing body fluids, implanted yolk shell particles agglomerate and transform into a filler that adapts to defect contour to further act as an absorbable hemostatic agent...
September 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927994/current-bone-substitutes-for-implant-dentistry
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Masahiro Yamada, Hiroshi Egusa
PURPOSE: Alveolar ridge augmentation is essential for success in implant therapy and depends on the biological performance of bone graft materials. This literature review aims to comprehensively explain the clinically relevant capabilities and limitations of currently available bone substitutes for bone augmentation in light of biomaterial science. STUDY SELECTION: The biological performance of calcium phosphate-based bone substitutes was categorized according to space-making capability, biocompatibility, bioabsorption, and volume maintenance over time...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927988/impact-of-experimental-variables-on-the-protein-binding-of-tigecycline-in-human-plasma-as-determined-by-ultrafiltration
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Christoph Dorn, Alexander Kratzer, Uwe Liebchen, Michael Schleibinger, Alexandra Murschhauser, Jens Schlossmann, Frieder Kees, Philipp Simon, Martin G Kees
Tigecycline, a tetracycline derivative, shows atypical plasma-protein-binding behavior. The unbound fraction decreases with increasing concentration at therapeutic concentrations. Moreover, uncertainty exists about the magnitude of tigecyline's protein binding in man. Unbound fractions between 2.5 and 35% have been reported in plasma from healthy volunteers, and between 25 and 100 % in patients, respectively. In the present study, the protein binding of tigecycline has been investigated by ultrafiltration using different experimental conditions...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927342/expert-opinion-biomimetic-functionalized-surfaces-and-the-induction-of-bone-formation
#6
Ugo Ripamonti
Tissue engineering still needs to assign the molecular basis of pattern formation, tissue induction and morphogenesis: What next to morphogens and stem cells? Macroporous biomimetic matrices per se, without the addition of the soluble osteogenic molecular signals of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) supergene family, initiate the induction of bone formation. Carving geometries within different calcium phosphate-based macroporous bioreactors we show that geometric cues imprinted within the macroporous spaces initiate the spontaneous induction of bone...
September 19, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927245/calcium-homeostasis-in-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Changhwan Ahn, Ji-Houn Kang, Eui-Bae Jeung
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is becoming a lifestyle-related pandemic disease. Diabetic patients frequently develop electrolyte disorders, especially diabetic ketoacidosis or nonketotic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome. Such patients show characteristic potassium, magnesium, phosphate, and calcium depletion. In this review, we discuss a homeostatic mechanism that links calcium and DM. We also provide a synthesis of the evidence in favor or against this linking mechanism by presenting recent clinical indications, mainly from veterinary research...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925491/corrosion-behavior-of-dental-implants-immersed-into-human-saliva-preliminary-results-of-an-in-vitro-study
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M Barbieri, F Mencio, P Papi, D Rosella, S Di Carlo, T Valente, G Pompa
OBJECTIVE: Over the years, different implant surfaces have been used to try to maximize bone to implant contact. The aim of this study was to compare levels of metallic ions and particles dissolution collected from two different dental implants surfaces immersed into human saliva. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 60 dental implants were tested. Group A: sanded with aluminium oxide medium grade particles and acid-etched; Group B: micro-sanded with calcium phosphate powders and acid-etched...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919374/effect-of-ca-2-concentration-on-scenedesmus-sp-growth-in-heterotrophic-and-photoautotrophic-cultivation
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Fabrizio Di Caprio, Pietro Altimari, Francesca Pagnanelli
The influence of Ca(2+) concentration on the growth of the microalga Scenedesmus sp. in heterotrophic and photoautotrophic cultivations was investigated. Heterotrophic growth was induced by the addition of olive mill wastewaters (9% v·v(-1)) to the culture. Variations in the calcium concentration affected differently biomass production depending on whether microalgae were cultivated under heterotrophic or photoautotrophic regime. In photoautotrophic regime, increasing the calcium concentration from 20 to 230mg/L decreased maximum cell concentration and growth rate...
September 14, 2017: New Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918606/kinetic-coupling-of-phosphate-release-force-generation-and-rate-limiting-steps-in-the-cross-bridge-cycle
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Robert Stehle, Chiara Tesi
A basic goal in muscle research is to understand how the cyclic ATPase activity of cross-bridges is converted into mechanical force. A direct approach to study the chemo-mechanical coupling between Pi release and the force-generating step is provided by the kinetics of force response induced by a rapid change in [Pi]. Classical studies on fibres using caged-Pi discovered that rapid increases in [Pi] induce fast force decays dependent on final [Pi] whose kinetics were interpreted to probe a fast force-generating step prior to Pi release...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917880/intercalated-chitosan-hydroxyapatite-nanocomposites-promising-materials-for-bone-tissue-engineering-applications
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Muhammad Anwaar Nazeer, Emel Yilgör, Iskender Yilgör
Preparation and characterization of chitosan/hydroxyapatite (CS/HA) nanocomposites displaying an intercalated structure is reported. Hydroxyapatite was synthesized through sol-gel process. Formic acid was introduced as a new solvent to obtain stable dispersions of nano-sized HA particles in polymer solution. CS/HA dispersions with HA contents of 5, 10 and 20% by weight were prepared. Self-assembling of HA nanoparticles during the drying of the solvent cast films led to the formation of homogeneous CS/HA nanocomposites...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917876/preparation-of-chitosan-hydroxyapatite-composite-mono-fiber-using-coagulation-method-and-their-mechanical-properties
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Takuma Okada, Yuta Nobunaga, Toshiisa Konishi, Tomohiko Yoshioka, Satoshi Hayakawa, Maria Ascensão Lopes, Toshiki Miyazaki, Yuki Shirosaki
Autograft has been carried out for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery. However, it has negative aspect because patients lose their healthy ligaments from other part. We focus on a chitosan-hydroxyapatite (HAp) composite fiber as a scaffold of ligament regeneration. Chitosan- HAp composite fiber was made by using coagulation method. Chitosan-NaH2PO4 solution was coagulated with coagulation bath including calcium ion to get the mono-fiber and then treated with sodium hydroxide solution to form HAp in fiber matrix...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916883/different-post-processing-conditions-for-3d-bioprinted-%C3%AE-tricalcium-phosphate-scaffolds
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Liciane Sabadin Bertol, Rodrigo Schabbach, Luis Alberto Loureiro Dos Santos
The development of 3D printing hardware, software and materials has enabled the production of bone substitute scaffolds for tissue engineering. Calcium phosphates cements, such as those based on α-tricalcium phosphate (α-TCP), have recognized properties of osteoinductivity, osteoconductivity and resorbability and can be used to 3D print scaffolds to support and induce tissue formation and be replaced by natural bone. At present, however, the mechanical properties found for 3D printed bone scaffolds are only satisfactory for non-load bearing applications...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914773/vitamin-d-nutritional-status-and-its-related-factors-for-chinese-children-and-adolescents-in-2010-2012
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Yichun Hu, Jing Chen, Rui Wang, Min Li, Chunfeng Yun, Weidong Li, Yanhua Yang, Jianhua Piao, Xiaoguang Yang, Lichen Yang
Vitamin D plays a critical role in calcium and phosphate metabolism and helps maintain skeletal integrity in childhood, yet vitamin D status in Chinese children and adolescents is not well documented. The aim of this study was to assess the vitamin D status and analyze the risk factors for vitamin D deficiency in Chinese children and adolescents aged 6-17 years. Serum 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) was measured with a radioimmunoassay kit in 15,000 children and adolescent participants in the Chinese national nutrition and health survey (CNNHS) 2010-2012...
September 15, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914255/microabrasion-remineralization-mab-re-an-innovative-approach-for-dental-fluorosis
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Anshula Neeraj Deshpande, Neelam Hasmukhbhi Joshi, Neha Rajesh Pradhan, Rameshwari Yahpal Raol
Enamel microabrasion is a noninvasive method that removes intrinsic and superficial defects from teeth aimed to improve dental esthetic with minimal loss of dental tissue. This case presentation describes the attempt for teeth color correction utilizing that conservative technique in a young girl whose maxillary anterior teeth presented an opaque white/brown stain. Along with microabrasion, an innovative approach of application of casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate crème on the tooth, and remineralization was carried out thereby reducing postoperative sensitivity of the treated tooth...
October 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914246/comparative-evaluation-of-the-effects-of-casein-phosphopeptide-amorphous-calcium-phosphate-cpp-acp-and-xylitol-containing-chewing-gum-on-salivary-flow-rate-ph-and-buffering-capacity-in-children-an-in-vivo-study
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Rahul J Hegde, Janhavi B Thakkar
AIM: This study aimed to compare and evaluate the changes in the salivary flow rate, pH, and buffering capacity before and after chewing casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) and xylitol-containing chewing gums in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty children aged between 8 and 12 years were selected for the study. They were randomly divided into Group 1 (CPP-ACP chewing gum) and Group 2 (xylitol-containing chewing gum) comprising thirty children each...
October 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914243/an-in-vitro-comparison-of-casein-phosphopeptide-amorphous-calcium-phosphate-paste-casein-phosphopeptide-amorphous-calcium-phosphate-paste-with-fluoride-and-casein-phosphopeptide-amorphous-calcium-phosphate-varnish-on-the-inhibition-of-demineralization-and-promotion
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Prachi Jayesh Thakkar, Chandrashekhar M Badakar, Shivayogi M Hugar, Seema Hallikerimath, Punit M Patel, Parin Shah
AIM: This study aims to determine and compare the extent of inhibition of demineralization and promotion of remineralization of permanent molar enamel with and without application of three remineralizing agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty extracted permanent molars were randomly divided into two groups 1 and 2, longitudinally sectioned into four and divided into subgroups A, B, C, and D. The sections were coated with nail varnish leaving a window of 3 mm × 3 mm...
October 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914114/shining-dead-bone-cause-for-cautious-interpretation-of-18-f-naf-pet-scans
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Magnus Bernhardsson, Olof Sandberg, Marcus Ressner, Jacek Koziorowski, Jonas Malmquist, Per Aspenberg
Background and purpose - [(18)F]Fluoride ([(18)F]NaF) PET scan is frequently used for estimation of bone healing rate and extent in cases of bone allografting and fracture healing. Some authors claim that [(18)F]NaF uptake is a measure of osteoblastic activity, calcium metabolism, or bone turnover. Based on the known affinity of fluoride to hydroxyapatite, we challenged this view. Methods - 10 male rats received crushed, frozen allogeneic cortical bone fragments in a pouch in the abdominal wall on the right side, and hydroxyapatite granules on left side...
September 15, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913412/addition-of-wollastonite-fibers-to-calcium-phosphate-cement-increases-cell-viability-and-stimulates-differentiation-of-osteoblast-like-cells
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Juliana Almeida Domingues, Mariana Motisuke, Celso Aparecido Bertran, Moema A Hausen, Eliana Aparecida de Rezende Duek, José Angelo Camilli
Calcium phosphate cement (CPC) that is based on α-tricalcium phosphate (α-TCP) is considered desirable for bone tissue engineering because of its relatively rapid degradation properties. However, such cement is relatively weak, restricting its use to areas of low mechanical stress. Wollastonite fibers (WF) have been used to improve the mechanical strength of biomaterials. However, the biological properties of WF remain poorly understood. Here, we tested the response of osteoblast-like cells to being cultured on CPC reinforced with 5% of WF (CPC-WF)...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912866/compositional-analysis-of-various-layers-of-upper-urinary-tract-stones-by-infrared-spectroscopy
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Zhang He, Zhang Jing, Zheng Jing-Cun, Hu Chuan-Yi, Gao Fei
The objective of the present study was to determine the composition of various layers of upper urinary stones and assess the mechanisms of stone nucleation and aggregation. A total of 40 integrated urinary tract stones with a diameter of >0.8 cm were removed from the patients. All of the stones were cut in half perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis. Samples were selected from nuclear, internal and external layers of each stone. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) was adopted for qualitative and quantitative analysis of all of the fragments and compositional differences among nuclear, internal and external layers of various types of stone were subsequently investigated...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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