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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426371/optimization-of-preculture-conditions-to-maximize-the-in-vivo-performance-of-cell-seeded-engineered-intervertebral-discs
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John T Martin, Sarah E Gullbrand, Bhavana Mohanraj, Beth G Ashinsky, Dong Hwa Kim, Kensuke Ikuta, Dawn M Elliott, Lachlan J Smith, Robert L Mauck, Harvey E Smith
The development of engineered tissues has progressed over the past 20 years from in vitro characterization to in vivo implementation. For musculoskeletal tissue engineering in particular, the emphasis of many of these studies was to select conditions that maximized functional and compositional gains in vitro. However, the transition from the favorable in vitro culture environment to a less favorable in vivo environment has proven difficult, and, in many cases, engineered tissues do not retain their preimplantation phenotype after even short periods in vivo...
April 19, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425066/maverick-total-disc-replacement-in-a-real-world-patient-population-a-prospective-multicentre-observational-study
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Richard Assaker, Karsten Ritter-Lang, Dominique Vardon, Stéphane Litrico, Stéphane Fuentes, Michael Putzier, Jörg Franke, Peter Jarzem, Pierre Guigui, Gérard Nakach, Jean-Charles Le Huec
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422837/multilevel-cervical-disc-replacement-versus-multilevel-anterior-discectomy-and-fusion-a-meta-analysis
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Ting-Kui Wu, Bei-Yu Wang, Yang Meng, Chen Ding, Yi Yang, Ji-Gang Lou, Hao Liu
BACKGROUND: Cervical disc replacement (CDR) has been developed as an alternative surgical procedure to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for the treatment of single-level cervical degenerative disc disease. However, patients with multilevel cervical degenerative disc disease (MCDDD) are common in our clinic. Multilevel CDR is less established compared with multilevel ACDF. This study aims to compare the outcomes and evaluate safety and efficacy of CDR versus ACDF for the treatment of MCDDD...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413859/meniscus-articular-cartilage-and-nucleus-pulposus-a-comparative-review-of-cartilage-like-tissues-in-anatomy-development-and-function
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REVIEW
Song Chen, Peiliang Fu, Haishan Wu, Ming Pei
The degradation of cartilage in the human body is impacted by aging, disease, genetic predisposition and continued insults resulting from daily activity. The burden of cartilage defects (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, intervertebral disc damage, knee replacement surgeries, etc.) is daunting in light of substantial economic and social stresses. This review strives to broaden the scope of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering approaches used for cartilage repair by comparing and contrasting the anatomical and functional nature of the meniscus, articular cartilage (AC) and nucleus pulposus (NP)...
April 17, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413754/an-approach-toward-replacing-vanadium-a-single-organic-molecule-for-the-anode-and-cathode-of-an-aqueous-redox-flow-battery
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Tobias Janoschka, Christian Friebe, Martin D Hager, Norbert Martin, Ulrich S Schubert
By combining a viologen unit and a 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-1-oxyl (TEMPO) radical in one single combi-molecule, an artificial bipolar redox-active material, 1-(4-(((1-oxyl-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-yl)oxy)carbonyl)benzyl)-1'-methyl-[4,4'-bipyridine]-1,1'-diium-chloride (VIOTEMP), was created that can serve as both the anode (-0.49 V) and cathode (0.67 V vs. Ag/AgCl) in a water-based redox-flow battery. While it mimics the redox states of flow battery metals like vanadium, the novel aqueous electrolyte does not require strongly acidic media and is best operated at pH 4...
April 2017: ChemistryOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399342/uveal-melanoma-treatment-and-prognostication
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Mehmet Dogrusöz, Martine J Jager, Bertil Damato
Approximately 90% of uveal melanoma develop in the choroid, with the remainder arising in the ciliary body or the iris. The treatment of uveal melanoma is aimed at conserving the eye and useful vision, and, if possible, preventing metastatic disease. Enucleation is now reserved for tumors that are large and/or involve the optic disc, having largely been replaced by various forms of radiotherapy (plaque brachy-therapy, proton beam or stereotactic radiotherapy) and laser therapy. Whereas iridectomy and iridocyclectomy are widely performed, transscleral exoresection of choroidal tumors is performed only in a few centers because it requires special skills and hypotensive anesthesia...
March 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395636/ttk-chitra-tilting-disc-heart-valve-model-tc2-an-assessment-of-fatigue-life-and-durability
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N N Subhash, Adathala Rajeev, Sreedharan Sujesh, C V Muraleedharan
Average age group of heart valve replacement in India and most of the Third World countries is below 30 years. Hence, the valve for such patients need to be designed to have a service life of 50 years or more which corresponds to 2000 million cycles of operation. The purpose of this study was to assess the structural performance of the TTK Chitra tilting disc heart valve model TC2 and thereby address its durability. The TC2 model tilting disc heart valves were assessed to evaluate the risks connected with potential structural failure modes...
April 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387616/long-term-clinical-and-radiographic-outcomes-of-the-prestige-lp-artificial-cervical-disc-replacement-at-2-levels-results-from-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Todd H Lanman, J Kenneth Burkus, Randall G Dryer, Matthew F Gornet, Jeffrey McConnell, Scott D Hodges
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess long-term clinical safety and effectiveness in patients undergoing anterior cervical surgery using the Prestige LP artificial disc replacement (ADR) prosthesis to treat degenerative cervical spine disease at 2 adjacent levels compared with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). METHODS A prospective, randomized, controlled, multicenter FDA-approved clinical trial was conducted at 30 US centers, comparing the low-profile titanium ceramic composite-based Prestige LP ADR (n = 209) at 2 levels with ACDF (n = 188)...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386160/a%C3%A2-serious-adverse-surgical-event-management-of-suspected-hsv-1-keratitis-in-a%C3%A2-donor-cornea
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Rebecca Kaye, Bernhard Steger, Jern Y Chen, Vito Romano
PURPOSE: To describe the management of a serious adverse event in a patient undergoing penetrating keratoplasty (PK). CASE REPORT: A 68-year-old man underwent PK for an aphakic bullous keratopathy following previous complicated cataract surgery. He had no past history of herpetic disease. Storage of the corneoscleral disc in the transport bottle precluded microscopic examination. After placement of the trephined donor cornea on the open eye of the recipient, a large dendritiform geographic ulcer was noted on the donor cornea...
2017: Spektrum der Augenheilkunde: Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft, ÖOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382391/maverick-total-disc-arthroplasty-performs-well-at-10%C3%A2-years-follow-up-a-prospective-study-with-hrql-and-balance-analysis
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N Plais, X Thevenot, A Cogniet, J Rigal, J C Le Huec
PURPOSE: The treatment of low back pain associated to Disc Degenerative Disease (DDD) is still controversial. Segmental Fusion is the gold standard, but many studies have reported that motion-preserving devices bring substantial clinical benefits to patients. Concerns on the associated complications and on the long-term clinical effectiveness of such instrumentations are still present and have led recently to a decrease of the number of Lumbar Total Disk Replacements (TDR). The objective of this prospective study is to present the clinical and radiographic outcomes of the Maverick Lumbar disk prostheses (Medtronic, TE, Memphis, USA) at long-term follow-up...
April 5, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380081/glaucoma-in-high-myopia-and-parapapillary-delta-zone
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Jost B Jonas, Pascal Weber, Natsuko Nagaoka, Kyoko Ohno-Matsui
PURPOSE: To examine the prevalence of glaucomatous optic neuropathy (GON) in a medium myopic to highly myopic group of patients and its association with parapapillary gamma zone and parapapillary delta zone. METHODS: The retrospective observational hospital-based study included patients who had attended the Tokyo High Myopia Clinics within January 2012 and December 2012 and for whom fundus photographs were available. GON was defined based on the appearance of the optic nerve head on the fundus photographs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377865/regional-variations-in-shear-strength-and-density-of-the-human-thoracic-vertebral-endplate-and-trabecular-bone
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Fred Xavier, Julio J Jauregui, Nathan Cornish, Rebecca Jason-Rousseau, Dipal Chatterjee, Gavriel Feuer, Westley Hayes, Bhaveen H Kapadia, John N Carter, Hiroyuki Yoshihara, Subrata Saha
BACKGROUND: Previous studies investigated the overall mechanical strength of the vertebral body; however, limited information is available on the biomechanical properties of different regions within the vertebral endplate and cancellous bone. In addition, the correlation between mechanical strength and various density measurements has not been studied yet. METHODS: Thoracic (T10) vertebrae were harvested from fifteen human cadaveric spines (average age: 77 years old)...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376754/fat-in-the-lumbar-multifidus-muscles-predictive-value-and-change-following-disc-prosthesis-surgery-and-multidisciplinary-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-and-degenerative-disc-2-year-follow-up-of-a-randomized-trial
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Kjersti Storheim, Linda Berg, Christian Hellum, Øivind Gjertsen, Gesche Neckelmann, Ansgar Espeland, Anne Keller
BACKGROUND: Evidence is lacking on whether fat infiltration in the multifidus muscles affects outcomes after total disc replacement (TDR) surgery and if it develops after surgery. The aims of this study were 1) to investigate whether pre-treatment multifidus muscle fat infiltration predicts outcome 2 years after treatment with TDR surgery or multidisciplinary rehabilitation, and 2) to compare changes in multifidus muscle fat infiltration from pre-treatment to 2-year follow-up between the two treatment groups...
April 4, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368983/patient-reported-outcomes-and-revision-rates-at-a-mean-follow-up-of-ten-years-after-lumbar-total-disc-replacement
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Line A Laugesen, Rune T Paulsen, Leah Carreon, Carsten Ernst, Mikkel Ø Andersen
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To determine the long-term clinical results and prosthesis survival in patients treated with lumbar total disc replacement (TDR). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Fusion has become the current standard surgical treatment for lumbar degenerative disease. TDR is an alternative treatment that seeks to avoid fusion-related adverse events, specifically adjacent segment disease. METHODS: Sixty-eight consecutive patients treated with TDR from 2003-2008 were invited to follow-up and complete a Visual Analog Scale (VAS) for back and leg pain, the Dallas Pain Questionnaire (DPQ) and the Short Form-36...
March 31, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368529/understanding-united-states-investigational-device-exemption-studies-clinical-relevance-and-importance-for-healthcare-economics
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Jared D Ament, Scott Mollan, Krista Greenan, Tamar Binyamin, Kee D Kim
INTRODUCTION: The US Food and Drug Administration allows a previously unapproved device to be used clinically to collect safety and effectiveness data under their Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) category. The process usually falls under 3 different trial categories: noninferiority, equivalency, and superiority. To confidently inform our patients, understanding the basic concepts of these trials is paramount. The purpose of this manuscript was to provide a comprehensive review of these topics using recently published IDE trials and economic analyses of cervical total disc replacement as illustrative examples...
March 28, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365433/percutaneous-endoscopic-cervical-discectomy-pecd-an-analysis-of-outcome-causes-of-reoperation
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Hyeong Seok Oh, Byeong Wook Hwang, Sang Joon Park, Chang Sheng Hsieh, Sang Ho Lee
OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous endoscopic cervical discectomy (PECD) regarded as an effective treatment modality in cervical disc herniation, including radicular pain and lateral location of disc herniation. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes with PECD, along with the causes of reoperation and the technique itself. METHODS: Between January 2007 and November 2012, 101 patients underwent PECD at the Busan Wooridul hospital. Three patients underwent two-level PECD...
March 29, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353143/cervical-disc-replacement-surgery-biomechanical-properties-postoperative-motion-and-postoperative-activity-levels
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REVIEW
Alfred Pisano, Melvin Helgeson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) is an evolving technique used in the treatment of cervical disc disease. To remain up to date on studies regarding its efficacy, we sought to answer three questions: What do biomechanical studies demonstrate in regard to the kinematics of CDA? How does CDA affect cervical motion? What are the postoperative activity levels of patients after cervical disc arthroplasty? RECENT FINDINGS: 1) In regard to biomechanics, recent data suggests that CDA maintains motion while possibly altering facet biomechanics...
March 28, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342325/development-of-a-rapid-matrix-digestion-technique-for-ultrastructural-analysis-of-elastic-fibers-in-the-intervertebral-disc
#18
Javad Tavakoli, John J Costi
Collagen and elastic fibers are two major fibrous constituents of the annulus fibrosus (AF) in the disc that contribute to its mechanical and viscoelastic properties. It was thought that elastic fibers play no substantial role in the function and properties of the disc as these fibers were irregularly distributed. Studies that have revealed highly organized elastic fibers with different regional orientation and distribution, while being strongly crosslinked with matrix, suggesting their contribution to disc structure-function properties...
March 21, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342099/optimized-decellularization-protocol-including-%C3%AE-gal-epitope-reduction-for-fabrication-of-an-acellular-porcine-annulus-fibrosus-scaffold
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Lien-Chen Wu, Yi-Jie Kuo, Fu-Wen Sun, Chia-Hsien Chen, Chang-Jung Chiang, Pei-Wei Weng, Yang-Hwei Tsuang, Yi-You Huang
Recent advances in tissue engineering have led to potential new strategies, especially decellularization protocols from natural tissues, for the repair, replacement, and regeneration of intervertebral discs. This study aimed to validate our previously reported method for the decellularization of annulus fibrosus (AF) tissue and to quantify potentially antigenic α-Gal epitopes in the decellularized tissue. Porcine AF tissue was decellularized using different freeze-thaw temperatures, chemical detergents, and incubation times in order to determine the optimal method for cell removal...
March 24, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340364/cervical-facet-force-analysis-after-disc-replacement-versus-fusion
#20
Vikas V Patel, Zachary R Wuthrich, Kirk C McGilvray, Matthew C Lafleur, Emily M Lindley, Derrick Sun, Christian M Puttlitz
BACKGROUND: Cervical total disc replacement was developed to preserve motion and reduce adjacent-level degeneration relative to fusion, yet concerns remain that total disc replacement will lead to altered facet joint loading and long-term facet joint arthrosis. This study is intended to evaluate changes in facet contact force, pressure and surface area at the treated and superior adjacent levels before and after discectomy, disc replacement, and fusion. METHODS: Ten fresh-frozen human cadaveric cervical spines were potted from C2 to C7 with pressure sensors placed into the facet joints of C3-C4 and C4-C5 via slits in the facet capsules...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
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