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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231405/three-dimensional-printing-of-x-ray-computed-tomography-datasets-with-multiple-materials-using-open-source-data-processing
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Ian M Sander, Matthew T McGoldrick, My N Helms, Aislinn Betts, Anthony van Avermaete, Elizabeth Owers, Evan Doney, Taimi Liepert, Glen Niebur, Douglas Liepert, W Matthew Leevy
Advances in three-dimensional (3D) printing allow for digital files to be turned into a "printed" physical product. For example, complex anatomical models derived from clinical or pre-clinical X-ray computed tomography (CT) data of patients or research specimens can be constructed using various printable materials. Although 3D printing has the potential to advance learning, many academic programs have been slow to adopt its use in the classroom despite increased availability of the equipment and digital databases already established for educational use...
February 23, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173736/the-alternative-receptor-for-complement-component-5a-c5ar2-conveys-neuroprotection-in-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
#2
Patrick Biggins, Faith Brennan, Stephen Taylor, Trent Woodruff, Marc Ruitenberg
This study investigated the role of the secondary receptor for complement activation fragment C5a, C5aR2, in secondary inflammatory pathology following contusive spinal cord injury (SCI) in mice. <i>C5ar2<sup>-/-</sup></i> mice exhibited decreased intraparenchymal TNFα and IL-6 acutely after injury but these reductions did not translate into improved outcomes. We show that loss of C5aR2 leads to increased lesion volumes, reduced myelin sparing and significantly worsened recovery from SCI in <i>C5ar2<sup>-/-</sup></i> animals compared to wild-type (WT) controls...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123490/reduced-inflammatory-cell-recruitment-and-tissue-damage-in-spinal-cord-injury-by-acellular-spinal-cord-scaffold-seeded-with-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#3
Yu-Hai Wang, Jian Chen, Jing Zhou, Feng Nong, Jin-Han Lv, Jia Liu
Therapy using acellular spinal cord (ASC) scaffolds seeded with bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) has previously been shown to restore function of the damaged spinal cord and improve functional recovery in a rat model of acute hemisected spinal cord injury (SCI). The aim of the present study was to determine whether BMSCs and ASC scaffolds promote the functional recovery of the damaged spinal cord in a rat SCI model through regulation of apoptosis and immune responses. Whether this strategy regulates secondary inflammation, which is characterized by the infiltration of immune cells and inflammatory mediators to the lesion site, in SCI repair was investigated...
January 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121340/research-on-the-effect-and-mechanism-of-the-cxcr-4-overexpressing-bmscs-combined-with-sdf-1%C3%AE-for-the-cure-of-acute-sci-in-rats
#4
B-W Sun, H-M Shen, B-C Liu, H-L Fang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect and mechanism of bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) modified with CXCR-4 gene combined with stromal derived factor-1α (SDF-1α) in the treatment of acute spinal cord injury (SCI) in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CXCR-4 gene was transfected by a virus. Spinal cord injury rats were randomly divided into four groups: control group, SDF-1α group, CXCR-4/BMSC group and combined group. The motor function was evaluated with Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) score and the RNA expression of CXCR-4 were measured by PCR...
January 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115072/complications-of-spinal-cord-injury-over-the-first-year-after-discharge-from-inpatient-rehabilitation
#5
Michael D Stillman, Jason Barber, Steve Burns, Steve Williams, Jeanne M Hoffman
OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence and cumulative incidence (CI) of secondary complications of spinal cord injury (SCI) in the first year after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation (IR). To evaluate potential associations between risk of complications and socio-demographic and injury-specific factors. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data collected for a single-site, single-blind, randomized controlled trial comparing telephone follow up to usual care. SETTING: Two inpatient rehabilitation units comprising the Northwest Regional SCI System in Seattle, Washington...
January 20, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112873/transplantation-of-human-bone-marrow-derived-clonal-mesenchymal-stem-cells-reduces-ffibrotic-sscar-fformation-in-a-rat-spinal-cord-injury-model
#6
Moonhang Kim, Kil Hwan Kim, Sun U Song, Tac Ghee Yi, Seung Hwan Yoon, So Ra Park, Byung Hyune Choi
This study aimed at evaluating the therapeutic effect on tissue repair and scar formation of human bone marrow-derived clonal mesenchymal stem cells (hcMSCs) homogeneously isolated by using a subfractionation culturing method, in comparison with the non-clonal MSCs (hMSCs), in a rat spinal cord injury (SCI) model. The SCI was made using a vascular clip at the T9 level. Cells were transplanted into the lesion site 3 days after injury. A functional test was performed over 4 weeks employing a BBB score. Rats were killed for histological analysis at 3 days, 1 week and 4 weeks after injury...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104245/assessing-kinematics-and-kinetics-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-rowing
#7
Adina E Draghici, Glen Picard, J Andrew Taylor, Sandra J Shefelbine
Hybrid functional electrical stimulation (FES) rowing has positive effects on cardiovascular fitness, producing significantly greater aerobic power than either upper body or FES exercise alone. However, there is minimal information on the kinematics, kinetics, and mechanical efficiency of FES-rowing in the spinal cord injured (SCI) population. This study examined the biomechanics of FES-rowing to determine how motions, forces, and aerobic demand change with increasing intensity. Six individuals with SCI and six able-bodied subjects performed a progressive aerobic capacity rowing test...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099928/the-sdf-1-cxcr4-axis-promotes-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury-by-mediating-bone-marrow-derived-from-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#8
Guo-Dong Wang, Yi-Xun Liu, Xiao Wang, Yong-Le Zhang, Ya-Dong Zhang, Feng Xue
This study aims to explore the role of the SDF-1/CXCR4 axis in mediating BMSCs and SCI recovery. BMSCs were collected and SCI rat models were established. Wistar rats were assigned into the blank control, sham, SCI, SCI + BMSCs, SCI + BMSCs + SDF-1, SCI + BMSCs + AMD3100 (an inhibitor of SDF-1/CXCR4 axis) and SCI + BMSCs + SDF-1 + AMD3100 groups. Hind limb motor function was measured 7, 14, 21 and 28 days after operation. qRT-PCR, western blotting and ELISA was performed to determine the expressions of SDF-1, CXCR4, NGF, BDNF, GFAP and GAP-43, TNF-α, IL-1β, L-6 and IFN-γ...
January 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096400/defining-recovery-neurobiology-of-injured-spinal-cord-by-synthetic-matrix-assisted-hmsc-implantation
#9
Alexander E Ropper, Devang K Thakor, InBo Han, Dou Yu, Xiang Zeng, Jamie E Anderson, Zaid Aljuboori, Soo-Woo Kim, Hongjun Wang, Richard L Sidman, Ross D Zafonte, Yang D Teng
Mesenchymal stromal stem cells (MSCs) isolated from adult tissues offer tangible potential for regenerative medicine, given their feasibility for autologous transplantation. MSC research shows encouraging results in experimental stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and neurotrauma models. However, further translational progress has been hampered by poor MSC graft survival, jeopardizing cellular and molecular bases for neural repair in vivo. We have devised an adult human bone marrow MSC (hMSC) delivery formula by investigating molecular events involving hMSCs incorporated in a uniquely designed poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid scaffold, a clinically safe polymer, following inflammatory exposures in a dorsal root ganglion organotypic coculture system...
January 31, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089079/repeated-subarachnoid-administrations-of-autologous-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-supported-in-autologous-plasma-improve-quality-of-life-in-patients-suffering-incomplete-spinal-cord-injury
#10
Jesús Vaquero, Mercedes Zurita, Miguel A Rico, Celia Bonilla, Concepción Aguayo, Cecilia Fernández, Noemí Tapiador, Marta Sevilla, Carlos Morejón, Jesús Montilla, Francisco Martínez, Esperanza Marín, Salvador Bustamante, David Vázquez, Joaquín Carballido, Alicia Rodríguez, Paula Martínez, Coral García, Mercedes Ovejero, Marta V Fernández
BACKGROUND AIMS: Cell therapy with mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) offers new hope for patients suffering from spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS: Ten patients with established incomplete SCI received four subarachnoid administrations of 30 × 10(6) autologous bone marrow MSCs, supported in autologous plasma, at months 1, 4, 7 and 10 of the study, and were followed until the month 12. Urodynamic, neurophysiological and neuroimaging studies were performed at months 6 and 12, and compared with basal studies...
January 6, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078075/a-design-method-for-fes-bone-health-therapy-in-sci
#11
Brian Andrews, James Shippen, Monica Armengol, Robin Gibbons, William Holderbaum, William Harwin
FES assisted activities such as standing, walking, cycling and rowing induce forces within the leg bones and have been proposed to reduce osteoporosis in spinal cord injury (SCI). However, details of the applied mechanical stimulus for osteogenesis is often not reported. Typically, comparisons of bone density results are made after costly and time consuming clinical trials. These studies have produced inconsistent results and are subject to sample size variations. Here we propose a design process that may be used to predict the clinical outcome based on biomechanical simulation and mechano-biology...
September 15, 2016: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059803/whole-body-vibration-wbv-following-spinal-cord-injury-sci-in-rats-timing-of-intervention
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Marilena Manthou, Diana Saad Yousif Abdulla, Stoyan Pavlov Pavlov, Ramona Jansen, Habib Bendella, Klaus Nohroudi, Gregor Stein, Carolin Mmeyer, Ozlem Ozsoy, Umut Ozsoy, Yasemin Behram Kandemir, Levent Sarikcioglu, Oliver Semler, Eckhard Schoenau, Sarah Dunlop, Doychin Nikolov Angelov
BACKGROUND: Following spinal cord injury (SCI), exercise training provides a wide range of benefits and promotes activity-dependent synaptic plasticity. Whole body vibration (WBV) in SCI patients improves walking and spasticity as well as bone and muscle mass. However, little is known about the effects of timing or frequency of intervention. OBJECTIVE: To determine which WBV-onset improves locomotor and bladder functions and influences synaptic plasticity beneficially...
January 4, 2017: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034635/patient-specific-bone-mineral-density-distribution-in-the-tibia-of-individuals-with-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-derived-from-multi-slice-peripheral-quantitative-computed-tomography-pqct-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sylvie Coupaud, Magnus K Gislason, Mariel Purcell, Keisuke Sasagawa, K Elizabeth Tanner
BACKGROUND: The high risk of fracture associated with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) is attributed to extensive disuse-related bone loss in previously weight-bearing long bones. Changes in bone mineral density (BMD) after SCI have been documented extensively for the epiphyses of the tibia and femur, fracture-prone sites in this patient group. Less attention has been given to patterns of cortical bone loss in the diaphyses, but variability in BMD distributions throughout the long bones may contribute to some patients' increased susceptibility to shaft fractures in chronic SCI...
December 26, 2016: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025433/three-dimensional-changes-in-the-temporomandibular-joint-after-maxillary-protraction-in-children-with-skeletal-class-iii-malocclusion
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Hyunju Lee, Woo-Sung Son, Chun Kwak, Eun-Hee Kang, Seong-Sik Kim, Soo-Byung Park, Yong-Il Kim
We evaluated 3-dimensional changes in the temporomandibular joints of children with skeletal Class III malocclusion and maxillary deficiency after facemask therapy for maxillary protraction. Eighteen children with anterior crossbite and a Class III molar relationship underwent facemask therapy for maxillary protraction, after which they exhibited positive overjet and a Class II molar relationship. Three-dimensional cone-beam computed tomography images of the patients were obtained before (T1) and after (T2) facemask protraction, and the 3-dimensional coordinates of the anatomical landmarks in T1 and T2 images were compared...
2016: Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995940/precision-of-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-of-the-knee-and-heel-methodology-and-implications-for-research-to-reduce-bone-mineral-loss-after-spinal-cord-injury
#15
W T Peppler, W J Kim, K Ethans, K C Cowley
STUDY DESIGN: Methodological validation of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA)-based measures of leg bone mineral density (BMD) based on the guidelines of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to determine the precision of BMD estimates at the knee and heel using the manufacturer provided DXA acquisition algorithm. The secondary objective was to determine the smallest change in DXA-based measurement of BMD that should be surpassed (least significant change (LSC)) before suggesting that a biological change has occurred in the distal femur, proximal tibia and calcaneus...
December 20, 2016: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951755/comparative-effectiveness-of-tenofovir-in-hiv-infected-treatment-experienced-patients-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hannah Ewald, Marilia Santini-Oliveira, Julian-Emanuel Bühler, Danielle Vuichard, Stefan Schandelmaier, Marcel Stöckle, Matthias Briel, Heiner C Bucher, Lars G Hemkens
BACKGROUND: Antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens for HIV infection are frequently changed. We conducted a systematic review of randomized trials (RCTs) on the benefits and harms of switching to tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)-based regimens in ART-experienced patients. METHODS: We included RCTs in HIV-infected adults comparing switching to a TDF-containing regimen with maintaining or switching to another regimen. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, LILACS, SCI, and the WHO Global Health Library...
January 2017: HIV Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938489/a-comparative-study-of-three-different-types-of-stem-cells-for-treatment-of-rat-spinal-cord-injury
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Jiri Ruzicka, Lucia Machova-Urdzikova, John Gillick, Takashi Amemori, Nataliya Romanyuk, Kristyna Karova, Kristyna Zaviskova, Jana Dubisova, Sarka Kubinova, Raj Murali, Eva Sykova, Meena Jhanwar-Uniyal, Pavla Jendelova
Three different sources of human stem cells – bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), and two neural progenitors (NPs) derived from immortalized spinal fetal cell line (SPC 01), or induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS-NPs) – were compared in the treatment of a balloon-induced spinal cord compression lesion in rats. One week after lesioning, the rats received either MSCs (intrathecally) or NPs (SPC-01 cells, or iPS-NPs, intraspinally), or saline. The rats were assessed for their locomotor skills (BBB, flat beam test, rotarod)...
2, 2016: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924381/dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-and-fracture-prediction-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injuries-and-disorders
#18
L Abderhalden, F M Weaver, M Bethel, H Demirtas, S Burns, J Svircev, H Hoenig, K Lyles, S Miskevics, L D Carbone
: Low T-scores at the hip predict incident fractures in persons with a SCI. INTRODUCTION: Persons with a spinal cord injury (SCI) have substantial morbidity and mortality following osteoporotic fractures. The objective of this study was to determine whether dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) measurements predict osteoporotic fractures in this population. METHODS: A retrospective historical analysis that includes patients (n = 552) with a SCI of at least 2 years duration who had a DXA performed and were in the VA Spinal Cord Disorders Registry from fiscal year (FY) 2002-2012 was performed...
December 6, 2016: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921146/bone-loss-at-the-distal-femur-and-proximal-tibia-in-persons-with-spinal-cord-injury-imaging-approaches-risk-of-fracture-and-potential-treatment-options
#19
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C M Cirnigliaro, M J Myslinski, M F La Fountaine, S C Kirshblum, G F Forrest, W A Bauman
Persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) undergo immediate unloading of the skeleton and, as a result, have severe bone loss below the level of lesion associated with increased risk of long-bone fractures. The pattern of bone loss in individuals with SCI differs from other forms of secondary osteoporosis because the skeleton above the level of lesion remains unaffected, while marked bone loss occurs in the regions of neurological impairment. Striking demineralization of the trabecular epiphyses of the distal femur (supracondylar) and proximal tibia occurs, with the knee region being highly vulnerable to fracture because many accidents occur while sitting in a wheelchair, making the knee region the first point of contact to any applied force...
December 5, 2016: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905554/increased-plasma-vegf-levels-following-ischemic-preconditioning-are-associated-with-downregulation-of-mirna-762-and-mir-3072-5p
#20
Koji Ueno, Makoto Samura, Tamami Nakamura, Yuya Tanaka, Yuriko Takeuchi, Daichi Kawamura, Masaya Takahashi, Tohru Hosoyama, Noriyasu Morikage, Kimikazu Hamano
Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) has protective effects against ischemia-perfusion injury of organs. In the present study, we investigated the associated mechanisms after performing remote IPC (rIPC) of lower limbs by clamping abdominal aorta in mice. Subsequent experiments showed decreased damage and paralysis of lower limbs following spinal cord injury (SCI). Concomitantly, plasma vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels were increased 24 h after rIPC compared with those in sham-operated animals. In subsequent microRNA analyses, thirteen microRNAs were downregulated in exosomes 24 h after rIPC...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
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