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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145712/cartilage-microrna-dysregulation-during-the-onset-and-progression-of-mouse-osteoarthritis-is-independent-of-aggrecanolysis-and-overlaps-with-candidates-from-end-stage-human-disease
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Louise H W Kung, Varshini Ravi, Lynn Rowley, Constanza Angelucci, Amanda J Fosang, Katrina M Bell, Christopher B Little, John F Bateman
OBJECTIVE: To identify candidate microRNAs that potentially regulate the initiation and progression of osteoarthritis. METHODS: Osteoarthritis was induced in 10-12 week old male wild-type C57BL6 mice and in mice resistant to aggrecanase cleavage (Acan p.374ALGS→374NVYS) by destabilization of the medial meniscus (DMM). Osteoarthritis pathology was scored histologically. RNA from cartilage and subchondral bone were harvested in parallel by laser micro-dissection at 1 and 6 weeks post-surgery...
November 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145286/bilateral-discoid-medial-meniscus-associated-with-meniscal-tears-and-hypoplasia-of-the-medial-femoral-condyle-a-case-report
#2
Hong-De Wang, Shi-Jun Gao
RATIONALE: Bilateral discoid medial menisci is an extremely rare abnormality of the knee joint. The presence of a discoid medial meniscus has been associated with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and radiographic changes in the tibial region, such as cupping of the medial tibial plateau and tibial physis collapse. While discoid medial meniscal tears with hypoplasia of the femoral medial condyles have not been previously reported. Herein, we report a case of bilateral discoid medial menisci associated with meniscal tears and femoral bone changes...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144869/ocular-redness-measured-with-the-keratograph-5m-in-patients-using-anti-glaucoma-eye-drops
#3
Francisco Pérez Bartolomé, Jose María Martínez de la Casa, Pedro Arriola Villalobos, Cristina Fernández Pérez, Vicente Polo, Ruben Sánchez Jean, Julián García Feijoó
PURPOSE: To examine correlations between ocular redness measured with the new topographer Keratograph 5M and the use of topical anti-glaucoma medication. METHODS: A total of 211 eyes of 211 patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension on topical medication and 51 eyes of 51 healthy volunteers were recruited over 10 months. Outcome variables were keratograph redness scores (RS): overall, bulbar temporal (BT), bulbar nasal (BN), limbar temporal (LT), and limbar nasal (LN)...
November 16, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143973/effects-of-microrna-24-targeting-c-myc-on-apoptosis-proliferation-and-cytokine-expressions-in-chondrocytes-of-rats-with-osteoarthritis-via-mapk-signaling-pathway
#4
Yuan-Hao Wu, Wei Liu, Lei Zhang, Xiao-Ya Liu, Yi Wang, Bin Xue, Bin Liu, Ran Duan, Bo Zhang, Yang Ji
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether microRNA-24 (miR-24) targeting C-myc affects chondrocytes of rats with osteoarthritis (OA) via the MAPK signaling pathway. METHODS: Thirty rats were assigned as a sham group and an OA group (established as OA rat models by cutting the anterior cruciate ligaments and removing 1/3 medial meniscus). TUNEL staining and immunohistochemistry were conducted for cell apoptosis index (AI) and positive expression rate of C-myc protein. Enzyme-linked immuno sorbent assay (ELISA) was carried out for serum level of IL-1β and TNF-α...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143856/correction-to-the-all-inside-meniscal-repair-technique-has-less-risk-of-injury-to-the-lateral-geniculate-artery-than-the-inside-out-repair-technique-when-suturing-the-lateral-meniscus
#5
Adrián Cuéllar, Ricardo Cuéllar, Jorge Díaz Heredia, Asier Cuéllar, Ignacio García-Alonso, Miguel Angel Ruiz-Ibán
The author claims that his name is incorrectly listed on PubMed. The first name should be Jorge and the last name should be Díaz Heredia.
November 16, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143404/tool-for-osteoarthritis-risk-prediction-toarp-over-8-years-using-baseline-clinical-data-x-ray-and-mri-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
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Gabby B Joseph, Charles E McCulloch, Michael C Nevitt, Jan Neumann, Alexandra S Gersing, Martin Kretzschmar, Benedikt J Schwaiger, John A Lynch, Ursula Heilmeier, Nancy E Lane, Thomas M Link
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA), a multifactorial disease causing joint degeneration, often leads to severe disability. The rising rates of disability highlight the need for implementing preventative measures at early stages of the disease, which would especially benefit subjects at high risk for OA development. PURPOSE: To develop a risk prediction tool for moderate-severe OA (TOARP) over 8 years based on subject characteristics, knee radiographs, and MRI data at baseline using data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI)...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143119/infectious-and-non-infectious-diseases-causing-the-air-crescent-sign-a-state-of-the-art-review
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REVIEW
Joyce Betta Sevilha, Rosana Souza Rodrigues, Miriam Menna Barreto, Gláucia Zanetti, Bruno Hochhegger, Edson Marchiori
Aspergilloma, also known as mycetoma or fungus ball, is characterized by a round or oval mass with soft-tissue attenuation within a preexisting lung cavity. The typical computed tomography (CT) aspect of an aspergilloma is a mass separated from the wall of the cavity by an airspace of variable size and shape, resulting in the air crescent sign, also known as the meniscus sign. This CT feature is non-specific and can be simulated by several other entities that result in intracavitary masses. This review describes the main clinical and imaging aspects of the infectious and non-infectious diseases that may present with fungus-ball appearance, including pulmonary hydatid cyst, Rasmussen aneurysm, pulmonary gangrene, intracavitary clot, textiloma, lung cancer, metastasis, and teratoma, focusing on the differential diagnosis...
November 15, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140708/role-of-vapor-mass-transfer-in-flow-coating-of-colloidal-dispersions-in-the-evaporative-regime
#8
Charles Loussert, Frédéric Doumenc, Jean-Baptiste Salmon, Vadim S Nikolayev, Beatrice Guerrier
In flow-coating processes at low substrate velocity, solvent evaporation occurs during the film withdrawal and the coating process yields directly a dry deposit. In this regime, often referred to as the evaporative regime, several works performed on blade-coating-like confiurations have reported a deposit thickness hd proportional to the inverse of the substrate velocity V . Such a scaling can be easily derived from simple mass conservation laws, assuming that evaporation occurs on a constant distance, referred to as the evaporation length, noted Lev in the present paper and of the order of the meniscus size...
November 15, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138892/-partial-and-complete-joint-transplantation-with-fresh-osteochondral-allografts-the-flocsat-concept
#9
REVIEW
C Krettek, J-D Clausen, N Bruns, C Neunaber
Cartilage defects in adult patients do not heal well. Fresh osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation is based on mature, living, mechanically sound hyaline cartilage attached to a bone interface, which is brought into an osteochondral defect, where it becomes osseointegrated. According to current knowledge, intact hyaline cartilage tissue is immune privileged and does not, in contrast to bone, meniscus or ligaments, cause an immune reaction. The technique has the unique advantage of transplanting viable, mature and mechanically stable hyaline cartilage into the affected area...
November 14, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128533/fabrication-of-dense-anisotropic-collagen-scaffolds-using-biaxial-compression
#10
Jared L Zitnay, Shawn P Reese, Garvin Tran, Niloofar Farhang, Robert D Bowles, Jeffrey A Weiss
We developed a new method to manufacture dense, aligned, and porous collagen scaffolds using biaxial plastic compression of type I collagen gels. Using a novel compression apparatus that constricts like an iris diaphragm, low density collagen gels were compressed to yield a permanently densified, highly aligned collagen material. Micro-porosity scaffolds was created using hydrophilic elastomer porogens that can be selectively removed following biaxial compression, with porosity modulated by using different porogen concentrations...
November 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125132/chitosan-inhibits-platelet-mediated-clot-retraction-increases-platelet-derived-growth-factor-release-and-increases-residence-time-and-bioactivity-of-platelet-rich-plasma-in-vivo
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Gabrielle Deprés-Tremblay, Anik Chevrier, Nicolas Tran-Khanh, Monica Nelea, Michael D Buschmann
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used to treat different orthopedic conditions, however, the clinical benefits of using PRP remain uncertain. Chitosan (CS)-PRP implants have been shown to improve meniscus, rotator cuff and cartilage repair in pre-clinical models. The purpose of this current study was to investigate in vitro and in vivo mechanisms of action of CS-PRP implants. Freeze-dried formulations containing 1% (w/v) CS (80% degree of deacetylation and number average molar mass 38 kDa), 1% (w/v) trehalose as a lyoprotectant and 42...
November 10, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119285/lateral-femoral-notch-depth-is-not-associated-with-increased-rotatory-instability-in-acl-injured-knees-a-quantitative-pivot-shift-analysis
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Ajay C Kanakamedala, Jeremy M Burnham, Thomas R Pfeiffer, Elmar Herbst, Marcin Kowalczuk, Adam Popchak, James Irrgang, Freddie H Fu, Volker Musahl
PURPOSE: A deep lateral femoral notch (LFN) on lateral radiographs is indicative of ACL injury. Prior studies have suggested that a deep LFN may also be a sign of persistent rotatory instability and a concomitant lateral meniscus tear. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between LFN depth and both quantitative measures of rotatory knee instability and the incidence of lateral meniscus tears. It was hypothesized that greater LFN depth would be correlated with increased rotatory instability, quantified by lateral compartment translation and tibial acceleration during a quantitative pivot shift test, and incidence of lateral meniscus tears...
November 8, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114641/transient-common-peroneal-and-tibial-nerve-palsy-following-knee-arthroscopy-for-the-treatment-of-discoid-lateral-meniscus
#13
Gabriele Bernardi, Cosimo Tudisco
The number of knee arthroscopies has increased rapidly since the 1980s and are among the most common orthopedic procedures today. It is generally considered a minimally invasive surgery with relatively low morbidity, but it is not without risk of complications. We report the case of a 14-year-old boy who developed a lesion of common peroneal nerve and tibial nerve after knee arthroscopy for a torn discoid lateral meniscus, which was confirmed by electromyogram study.
June 2017: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114640/evolution-of-osteochondritis-dissecans-of-the-lateral-femoral-condyle-combined-with-discoid-meniscus
#14
Erica Bulgheroni, Lorenzo Mattioli, Paolo Bulgheroni
The discoid meniscus is a rare anomaly of the knee that affects mostly the lateral meniscus and is often asymptomatic. The osteochondritis dissecans is a disorder of the subchondral bone and articular cartilage and occurs frequently associated with the discoid lateral meniscus. In the present case, we showed the evolution of this association related to surgical treatment. A patient with lateral knee pain and a magnetic resonance depicting a torn discoid lateral meniscus and osteochondritis dissecans of the lateral femoral condyle was treated with partial meniscectomy and meniscal sutures...
June 2017: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114639/knee-septic-arthritis-after-arthroscopy-incidence-risk-factors-functional-outcome-and-infection-eradication-rate
#15
REVIEW
G Balato, S L Di Donato, T Ascione, A D'Addona, F Smeraglia, G Di Vico, D Rosa
Purpose  Septic knee arthritis following arthroscopy is a rare but dreaded complication. Definition and management of knee deep infections are quite discussed in literature. In this review, literature regarding infections after knee arthroscopy is analyzed highlighting the incidence, causative bacteria, risk factors as well as clinical outcomes. Methods  We performed a review of the literature matching the following key words: "septic arthritis" OR "infection" AND "arthroscopy" AND "knee." Knee arthroscopic procedures, such as debridement, meniscectomy, meniscus repair, synovectomy, microfracture, and lateral release, were considered...
June 2017: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114633/surgical-management-of-degenerative-meniscus-lesions-the-2016-esska-meniscus-consensus
#16
P Beaufils, R Becker, S Kopf, M Englund, R Verdonk, M Ollivier, R Seil
Purpose  A degenerative meniscus lesion is a slowly developing process typically involving a horizontal cleavage in a middle-aged or older person. When the knee is symptomatic, arthroscopic partial meniscectomy has been practised for a long time with many case series reporting improved patient outcomes. Since 2002, several randomised clinical trials demonstrated no additional benefit of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy compared to non-operative treatment, sham surgery or sham arthroscopic partial meniscectomy...
June 2017: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112467/meniscectomy-and-resultant-articular-cartilage-lesions-of-the-knee-among-prospective-national-football-league-players-an-imaging-and-performance-analysis
#17
Jorge Chahla, Mark E Cinque, Jonathan A Godin, George Sanchez, George F Lebus, James M Whalen, Mark D Price, Nicholas I Kennedy, Gilbert Moatshe, Robert F LaPrade, Matthew T Provencher
BACKGROUND: The effect of prior meniscectomy and the resulting reduction in meniscal tissue on a potential National Football League (NFL) player's articular cartilage status and performance remain poorly elucidated. Purpose/Hypothesis: (1) To determine the epidemiology, imaging characteristics, and associated articular cartilage pathology of the knee among players with a previous meniscectomy who were participating in the NFL Combine and (2) to evaluate the effect of these injuries on performance as compared with matched controls...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108480/short-term-homing-of-hyaluronan-primed-cells-therapeutic-implications-for-osteoarthritis-treatment
#18
Giovanna Desando, Isabella Bartolotti, Carola Cavallo, Antonella Schiavinato, Cynthia Secchieri, Elizaveta Kon, Giuseppe Filardo, Maurizio Paro, Brunella Grigolo
The evaluation of key factors modulating cell homing following transplantation can provide new insights in the comprehension of unsolved biological questions about the use of cell therapies for osteoarthritis (OA). The main purpose of this in vivo study was to investigate the biodistribution of an intra-articular (IA) injection of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) and bone marrow concentrate (BMC) in a rabbit OA model, and whether the additional use of sodium hyaluronate (HA) could modulate their migration and promote joint repair...
November 6, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107695/contrast-enhanced-%C3%AE-ct-imaging-of-early-articular-changes-in-a-pre-clinical-model-of-osteoarthritis
#19
D S Reece, T Thote, A S P Lin, N J Willett, R E Guldberg
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to characterize early osteoarthritis (OA) development in cartilage and bone tissues in the rat medial meniscus transection (MMT) model using non-destructive equilibrium partitioning of an ionic contrast agent micro-computed tomography (EPIC-μCT) imaging. Cartilage fibrillation, one of the first physiological developments in OA, was quantified in the rat tibial plateau as three-dimensional (3D) cartilage surface roughness using a custom surface-rendering algorithm...
October 28, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104989/a-microstructure-composition-map-of-a-ternary-liquid-liquid-particle-system-with-partially-wetting-particles
#20
Junyi Yang, David Roell, Martin Echavarria, Sachin S Velankar
We examine the effect of composition on the morphology of a ternary mixture comprising two molten polymeric liquid phases (polyisobutylene and polyethylene oxide) and micron-scale spherical silica particles. The silica particles were treated with silanes to make them partially wetted by both polymers. Particle loadings up to 30 vol% are examined while varying the fluid phase ratios across a wide range. Numerous effects of particle addition are catalogued, stabilization of Pickering emulsions and of interfacially-jammed co-continuous microstructures, meniscus-bridging of particles, particle-induced coalescence of the dispersed phase, and significant shifts in the phase inversion composition...
November 6, 2017: Soft Matter
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