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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505594/the-rheological-behavior-of-a-fast-setting-calcium-phosphate-bone-cement-and-its-dependence-on-deformation-conditions
#1
Erdem Şahin, Dilhan M Kalyon
Calcium phosphate cements are osteoconductive biomaterials that are widely used for bone repair and regeneration applications, including spinal fusion, vertebroplasty, khyphoplasty, cranioplasty and periodontal surgeries. The flow and deformation behavior (rheology) and injectability of the calcium phosphate bone cements to the treatment site are governed by the setting kinetics of the cement during which the initially flowable, viscous cement paste transforms into a rigid elastic solid. Here time-dependent development of the linear viscoelastic properties of a brushite-forming calcium phosphate cement are characterized and linked to the mechanism and kinetics of the setting reaction and to the injectability window available during the surgical applications of the cement...
May 10, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415544/%C3%AE-pyrophosphate-a-potential-biomaterial-for-dental-applications
#2
A D Anastasiou, S Strafford, O Posada-Estefan, C L Thomson, S A Hussain, T J Edwards, M Malinowski, N Hondow, N K Metzger, C T A Brown, M N Routledge, A P Brown, M S Duggal, A Jha
Tooth hypersensitivity is a growing problem affecting both the young and ageing population worldwide. Since an effective and permanent solution is not yet available, we propose a new methodology for the restoration of dental enamel using femtosecond lasers and novel calcium phosphate biomaterials. During this procedure the irradiated mineral transforms into a densified layer of acid resistant iron doped β-pyrophosphate, bonded with the surface of eroded enamel. Our aim therefore is to evaluate this densified mineral as a potential replacement material for dental hard tissue...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373152/the-systematic-classification-of-urinary-stones-combine-using-ftir-and-sem-edax
#3
REVIEW
Rui-Hong Ma, Xiao-Bing Luo, Qin Li, Hai-Qiang Zhong
BACKGROUND: To explore underlying mechanism of urinary stones formation, the composition and microstructure of urinary stones were analyzed systematically with a large sample study from China. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 2437 urinary stones were obtained from the urology department at our Hospital. The composition of the stones was analyzed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Meanwhile, the microstructure and element distribution were observed with scanning electron microscopy combined with element distribution analysis (SEM-EDAX)...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333066/phosphorus-removal-from-aqueous-solution-using-a-novel-granular-material-developed-from-building-waste
#4
Shengjiong Yang, Pengkang Jin, Xiaochang C Wang, Qionghua Zhang, Xiaotian Chen
In this study, a granular material (GM) developed from building waste was used for phosphate removal from phosphorus-containing wastewater. Batch experiments were executed to investigate the phosphate removal capacity of this material. The mechanism of removal proved to be a chemical precipitation process. The characteristics of the material and resulting precipitates, the kinetics of the precipitation and Ca(2+) liberation processes, and the effects of dosage and pH were investigated. The phosphate precipitation and Ca(2+) liberation processes were both well described by a pseudo-second-order kinetic model...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324150/stress-stones-stress-recurrent-stones-a-self-propagating-cycle-difficulties-in-solving-this-dichotomy
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Montserrat Arzoz-Fabregas, Josep Roca-Antonio, Luis Ibarz-Servio, Dalielah Jappie-Mahomed, Allen Rodgers
Numerous studies have reported an association between stress and urolithiasis. Although urinary risk factors have been measured in several of these, compelling evidence of a causal relationship has not been established. A shortcoming is that alterations in single urinary parameters rather than ratios and quotients, which provide a more synergistic risk evaluation, have been measured. Recently, we speculated about a possible association between chronic stress and stone recurrence. This presents an intriguing dichotomy of whether stress causes stones or vice versa, or whether they are linked in a self-propagating stress-stones-stress-recurrence cycle...
March 21, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286227/ultrastructural-material-and-crystallographic-description-of-endophytic-masses-a-possible-damage-response-in-shark-and-ray-tessellated-calcified-cartilage
#6
Ronald Seidel, Michael Blumer, Paul Zaslansky, David Knötel, Daniel R Huber, James C Weaver, Peter Fratzl, Sidney Omelon, Luca Bertinetti, Mason N Dean
The cartilaginous endoskeletons of elasmobranchs (sharks and rays) are reinforced superficially by minute, mineralized tiles, called tesserae. Unlike the bony skeletons of other vertebrates, elasmobranch skeletons have limited healing capability and their tissues' mechanisms for avoiding damage or managing it when it does occur are largely unknown. Here we describe an aberrant type of mineralized elasmobranch skeletal tissue called endophytic masses (EPMs), which grow into the uncalcified cartilage of the skeleton, but exhibit a strikingly different morphology compared to tesserae and other elasmobranch calcified tissues...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247625/-quantitative-mineralogical-analysis-and-structure-of-urinary-stones-in-patients-living-in-ivanovo-region
#7
A V Kustov, A I Strelnikov, P R Smirnov, S V Gusakova, M A Moryganov, S R Toms, S I Gruzdev, A O Airapetyan
This paper focuses on developing and implementing a method of quantitative mineralogical analysis of urinary stones based on powder diffraction data analysis using 4 Topas (Bruker) software. Mineralogical composition of 100 urinary stones from urolithiasis patients living in Ivanovo region was examined. More than 70% of stones consisted of calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) and calcium oxalate dihydrate (COD), and their mixtures with hydroxylapatite. Forty four percent of urinary stones consisted of one component (COM, uric acid (UA) or, less frequently, hydroxyapatite (HA); 56% of urinary stones comprised two, three or four components...
August 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244328/facile-preparation-of-poly-lactic-acid-brushite-bilayer-coating-on-biodegradable-magnesium-alloys-with-multiple-functionalities-for-orthopedic-application
#8
Lei Zhang, Jia Pei, Haodong Wang, Yongjuan Shi, Jialin Niu, Feng Yuan, Hua Huang, Hua Zhang, Guangyin Yuan
Recently magnesium and its alloys have been proposed as a promising next generation orthopedic implant material, whereas the poor corrosion behavior, potential cytotoxicity, and the lack of efficient drug delivery system have limited its further clinical application, especially for the local treatment of infections or musculoskeletal disorders and diseases. In this study, we designed and developed a multifunctional bilayer composite coating of poly(lactic acid)/brushite with high interfacial bonding strength on a Mg-Nd-Zn-Zr alloy, aiming to improve the biocorrosion resistance and biocompatibility of the magnesium-based substrate, as well as to further incorporate the biofunctionality of localized drug delivery...
March 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221144/-may-renal-lithiasis-be-really-prevented-new-trends-and-therapeutic-tools
#9
Félix Grases, Antonia Costa-Bauzá, Rafael M Prieto
Renal calculi are generally formed as a result of the combination of certain factors, some related to urine composition (concentration of lithogenic substances, deficiency of crystallization inhibitors, presence of heterogeneous nucleants) and others with renal morphology and anatomy (urinary tract stasis, low urodynamic efficiency cavities, morpho-anatomic deformations, renal papillary tissue lesions). In fact, the composition, macrostructure and microstructure of the calculus will clearly depend on the factors that have induced it...
January 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213100/effect-of-processing-conditions-of-dicalcium-phosphate-cements-on-graft-resorption-and-bone-formation
#10
Zeeshan Sheikh, Yu Ling Zhang, Faleh Tamimi, Jake Barralet
Dicalcium phosphate cements (brushite and monetite) are resorbable biomaterials with osteoconductive potential for bone repair and regeneration that have yet to gain widespread commercial use. Brushite can be converted to monetite by heat treatments additionally resulting in various changes in the physico-chemical properties. However, since conversion is most commonly performed using autoclave sterilisation (wet heating), it is uncertain whether the properties observed for monetite as a result of heating brushite under dry conditions affect resorption and bone formation favourably...
February 15, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183678/cu-2-co-2-and-cr-3-doping-of-a-calcium-phosphate-cement-influences-materials-properties-and-response-of-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Martha Schamel, Anne Bernhardt, Mandy Quade, Claudia Würkner, Uwe Gbureck, Claus Moseke, Michael Gelinsky, Anja Lode
The application of biologically active metal ions to stimulate cellular reactions is a promising strategy to accelerate bone defect healing. Brushite-forming calcium phosphate cements were modified with low doses of Cu(2+), Co(2+) and Cr(3+). The modified cements released the metal ions in vitro in concentrations which were shown to be non-toxic for cells. The release kinetics correlated with the solubility of the respective metal phosphates: 17-45 wt.-% of Co(2+) and Cu(2+), but <1 wt.-% of Cr(3+) were released within 28days...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144853/compressive-fatigue-properties-of-an-acidic-calcium-phosphate-cement-effect-of-phase-composition
#12
Ingrid Ajaxon, Caroline Öhman Mägi, Cecilia Persson
Calcium phosphate cements (CPCs) are synthetic bone grafting materials that can be used in fracture stabilization and to fill bone voids after, e.g., bone tumour excision. Currently there are several calcium phosphate-based formulations available, but their use is partly limited by a lack of knowledge of their mechanical properties, in particular their resistance to mechanical loading over longer periods of time. Furthermore, depending on, e.g., setting conditions, the end product of acidic CPCs may be mainly brushite or monetite, which have been found to behave differently under quasi-static loading...
March 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027469/biopolymer-induced-morphology-control-of-brushite-for-enhanced-defluorination-of-drinking-water
#13
Yanhong Chen, Chensi Shen, Sadia Rashid, Su Li, Babar Aijaz Ali, Jianshe Liu
Due to the relatively lower potential health risks as well as the good affinity for fluoride anion, calcium-based minerals have been widely carried out for the adsorption of fluoride. The improvement of adsorption capacity can be accomplished by regulation of particle size, shape and structure. Thus, here we report the controllable synthesis of petal-like nanosheets of brushite by using chitosan as a regulator. The addition of chitosan polymer in calcium precursor not only could serve ideal nucleation sites but also could play a vital role in confining the calcium phosphate aggregates and thus controlling the size of the brushite flakes...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984107/evaluating-region-of-interest-measurement-strategies-to-characterize-upper-urinary-tract-stones-on-computerized-tomography
#14
Vikram M Narayan, Shahab Bozorgmehri, Joseph H Ellen, Muna T Canales, Benjamin K Canales, Vincent G Bird
PURPOSE: Computerized tomography imaging is regularly used to assess stone HU values as a surrogate for stone composition and fragility. Techniques for measuring HU values are unstandardized, leading to high variability. We investigated several region of interest measurement strategies to quantify this variability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients from an institutional database who underwent preoperative computerized tomography, surgical stone extraction and stone composition analysis were identified...
March 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900406/what-does-the-crystallography-of-stones-tell-us-about-their-formation
#15
REVIEW
Peter Rez
The mineral phase makes up most of the mass of a kidney stone. Minerals all come in the form of crystals that are regular arrangements of atoms or molecular groupings at the atomic scale, bounded macroscopically by well-defined crystal faces. Pathologic nephroliths are a polycrystalline aggregate of submicron crystals. Organic macromolecules clearly have an important role in either promoting or preventing aggregation and in altering the morphology of individual submicron crystals by influencing the surface energies of different faces...
February 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871820/enhanced-bone-formation-in-sheep-vertebral-bodies-after-minimally-invasive-treatment-with-a-novel-plga-fiber-reinforced-brushite-cement
#16
Stefan Maenz, Olaf Brinkmann, Elke Kunisch, Victoria Horbert, Francesca Gunnella, Sabine Bischoff, Harald Schubert, Andre Sachse, Long Xin, Jens Günster, Bernhard Illerhaus, Klaus D Jandt, Jörg Bossert, Raimund W Kinne, Matthias Bungartz
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Injectable, brushite-forming calcium phosphate cements (CPC) show potential for bone replacement, but they exhibit low mechanical strength. This study tested a CPC reinforced with poly(l-lactide-co-glycolide) acid (PLGA) fibers in a minimally invasive, sheep lumbar vertebroplasty model. PURPOSE: The study aimed to test the in vivo biocompatibility and osteogenic potential of a PLGA fiber-reinforced, brushite-forming CPC in a sheep large animal model...
November 15, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770947/molecular-level-interactions-in-brushite-aminoacids-composites
#17
Alberto Lagazzo, Fabrizio Barberis, Cristina Carbone, Gianguido Ramis, Elisabetta Finocchio
The interaction of aminoacids (Glycine, Proline, Lysine) with brushite based bone cements has been investigated by several techniques (FTIR spectroscopy, Thermogravimetry-TG, Scanning Electron Microscopy-SEM, mechanical properties studies), with the aim to elucidate the properties of the resulting composite materials and the interaction occurring at molecular level between the inorganic matrix and the organic moieties. Brushite phase is predominantly obtained also in the presence of aminoacids added during preparation of the bone cement...
January 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634734/risk-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-brushite-stone-formers-compared-with-idiopathic-calcium-oxalate-stone-formers
#18
Marcelino Rivera, Chris Jaeger, Daniel Yelfimov, Amy E Krambeck
OBJECTIVE: To study brushite stone formers (BSFs) change in renal function and overall risk of progression to chronic kidney disease (CKD) over time. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients with urolithiasis on stone analysis was performed from 1995 to 2003. Stones were classified as brushite if they had at least 10% brushite composition on analysis. Patients with a minimum of 6 years of clinical follow-up were included in the study. BSFs were matched 1:3 to idiopathic calcium oxalate stone formers (CaOx SF) over the same time period...
January 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27604149/visualising-phase-change-in-a-brushite-based-calcium-phosphate-ceramic
#19
A Bannerman, R L Williams, S C Cox, L M Grover
The resorption of brushite-based bone cements has been shown to be highly unpredictable, with strong dependence on a number of conditions. One of the major factors is phase transformation, with change to more stable phases such as hydroxyapatite affecting the rate of resorption. Despite its importance, the analysis of phase transformation has been largely undertaken using methods that only detect crystalline composition and give no information on the spatial distribution of the phases. In this study confocal Raman microscopy was used to map cross-sections of brushite cylinders aged in Phosphate Buffered Saline, Foetal Bovine Serum, Dulbecco's - Minimum Essential Medium (with and without serum)...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567962/a-correlative-spatiotemporal-microscale-study-of-calcium-phosphate-formation-and-transformation-within-an-alginate-hydrogel-matrix
#20
Sindre H Bjørnøy, David C Bassett, Seniz Ucar, Berit L Strand, Jens-Petter Andreassen, Pawel Sikorski
UNLABELLED: The modification of soft hydrogels with hard inorganic components is a method used to form composite materials with application in non-load-bearing bone tissue engineering. The inclusion of an inorganic component may provide mechanical enhancement, introduce osteoconductive or osteoinductive properties, or change other aspects of interactions between native or implanted cells and the material. A thorough understanding of the interactions between such components is needed to improve the rational design of such biomaterials...
October 15, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
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