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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819758/an-in-silico-biomechanical-analysis-of-the-stent-esophagus-interaction
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Mathias Peirlinck, Nic Debusschere, Francesco Iannaccone, Peter D Siersema, Benedict Verhegghe, Patrick Segers, Matthieu De Beule
Despite all technological innovations in esophageal stent design over the past 20 years, the association between the stent design's mechanical behavior and its effect on the clinical outcome has not yet been thoroughly explored. A parametric numerical model of a commercially available esophageal bioresorbable polymeric braided wire stent is set up, accounting for stent design aspects such as braiding angle, strut material, wire thickness, degradation and friction between the wires comprising a predictive tool on the device's mechanical behavior...
August 17, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817244/key-developments-that-impacted-the-field-of-mechanobiology-and-mechanotransduction
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Michelle Wall, David Butler, Alicia El Haj, Josephine C Bodle, Elizabeth G Loboa, Albert J Banes
Advances in mechanobiology have evolved through insights from multiple disciplines including structural engineering, biomechanics, vascular biology, and orthopaedics. In this paper, we reviewed the impact of key reports related to the study of applied loads on tissues and cells and the resulting signal transduction pathways. We addressed how technology has helped advance the burgeoning field of mechanobiology (over 33,600 publications from 1970-2016). We analyzed the impact of critical ideas and then determined how these concepts influenced the mechanobiology field by looking at the citation frequency of these reports as well as tracking how the overall number of citations within the field changed over time...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816441/an-integrated-design-material-and-fabrication-platform-for-engineering-biomechanically-and-biologically-functional-soft-tissues
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Onur Bas, Davide D'Angella, Jeremy G Baldwin, Nathan J Castro, Felix M Wunner, Navid T Saidy, Stefan Kollmannsberger, Alessandro Reali, Ernst Rank, Elena M De-Juan-Pardo, Dietmar W Hutmacher
We present a design rationale for stretchable soft network composites for engineering tissues which predominantly function under high tensile loads. The convergence of 3D-printed fibers selected from a design library and biodegradable interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs) result in biomimetic tissue engineered constructs (bTECs) with fully tunable properties that can match specific tissue requirements. We present our technology platform using an exemplary soft network composite model that is characterized to be flexible, yet ~125 times stronger (E = 3...
August 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810594/tissue-engineered-sling-with-adipose-derived-stem-cells-under-static-mechanical-strain
#4
Ying Wang, Wei Wang, Xilong Wang, Yangyun Wang, Jihong Wang, Qiang Fu, Guowei Shi
The implantation of a suburethral sling is an important treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). However, the slings used current have a number of inherent limitations, such as tissue rejection and infection. The present study investigated the potential of engineering sling tissue in vitro using adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs). The ADSCs were obtained from Sprague-Dawley rats and were characterized in vitro. The ADSCs were seeded on polyglycolic acid (PGA) fibers that formed a scaffold with a shape mimicking a sling complex...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807566/electrospun-collagen-based-nanofibres-a-sustainable-material-for-improved-antibiotic-utilisation-in-tissue-engineering-applications
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Ivan J Hall Barrientos, Eleonora Paladino, Peter Szabó, Sarah Brozio, Peter J Hall, Charles I Oseghale, Melissa K Passarelli, Susan J Moug, Richard A Black, Clive G Wilson, Romana Zelkó, Dimitrios A Lamprou
For the creation of scaffolds in tissue engineering applications, it is essential to control the physical morphology of fibres and to choose compositions which do not disturb normal physiological function. Collagen, the most abundant protein in the human body, is a well-established biopolymer used in electrospinning compositions. It shows high in-vivo stability and is able to maintain a high biomechanical strength over time. In this study, the effects of collagen type I in polylactic acid-drug electrospun scaffolds for tissue engineering applications are examined...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806294/the-tissue-engineered-tendon-bone-interface-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-synergistic-effects-of-adipo-derived-stem-cells-platelet-rich-plasma-and-extracellular-matrix-hydrogel
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Rory McGoldrick, Arhana Chattopadhyay, Christopher Crowe, Grace Chiou, Kenneth Hui, Simon Farnebo, Christopher Davis, Anais Le Grand, Molly Jacobs, Hung Pham, James Chang
INTRODUCTION: Suboptimal healing of the tendon bone interface (TBI) remains an unsolved problem. One solution is a biocompatible tissue engineered construct that promotes augmented healing. We hypothesisze that 1.) the presence of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and prolonged in vitro incubation produces tissue engineered tendon bone interface scaffolds with greater reseeding of viable Adipo-derived Stem Cells (ADSC) and 2.) when implanted with extracellular matrix hydrogel, constructs will display superior in vivo strength repair and biocompatibility...
August 3, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804565/thrombospondin-1-inhibits-ossification-of-tissue-engineered-cartilage-constructed-by-adscs
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Aiguo Xie, Jixin Xue, Gan Shen, Lanjun Nie
Cartilage tissue engineering provides a new method in the treatment of cartilage defects, and adipose derived stem cells seem to be an ideal seed cell in cartilage tissue engineering because of its characteristics. However, ossification after in vivo implantation of tissue engineered cartilage remains a challenge. Thrombospondin-1 which has been reported to have an inhibitory effect on angiogenesis, may play an important role in inhibiting the ossification of tissue engineered cartilage constructed by adipose derived stem cells...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802205/evaluation-of-electrospinning-parameters-on-the-tensile-strength-and-suture-retention-strength-of-polycaprolactone-nanofibrous-scaffolds-through-surface-response-methodology
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Zahra Asvar, Esmaeil Mirzaei, Negar Azarpira, Bita Geramizadeh, Milad Fadaie
Scaffolds should provide sufficient biomechanical support during tissue regeneration for tissue engineering (TE) applications. Electrospun scaffolds are commonly applied in TE applications due to their tunable physical, chemical, and mechanical properties as well as their similarity to extracellular matrix. Although the mechanical properties of electrospun scaffolds are highly dependent on processing parameters, a limited number of studies have systematically investigated this subject. The present study has investigated the effects of the main electrospinning parameters on tensile and suture retention strength of polycaprolactone (PCL) scaffolds using response surface methodology...
August 4, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801687/human-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-sheet-enhances-allograft-repair-in-a-mouse-model
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Xifu Shang, Bing Shu, Yongjun Wang, Zhengliang Luo, Guangxi Wang, Shane Barton, Massimo Max Morandi, Christopher Kevil, Yufeng Dong
To determine whether cell sheets generated with long-term passaged (P10) aging human mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) could be used for bone tissue regeneration as tissue engineered periosteum in a femoral allograft mouse model similar to fresh passaged (P3) young MSCs. At 3 weeks after transplantation of MSC sheets, results showed more bony callus formed between allograft and host bone ends in both young P3 MSC and aged P10 MSC sheet-wrapped groups when compared to allograft alone. At 6 weeks, while both MSC sheet-wrapped allografts showed more bony callus formation when compared to allograft alone groups, the bony callus size in aged P10 MSC sheet groups was significantly less than young P3 MSC sheet groups...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800110/response-of-dermal-fibroblasts-to-biochemical-and-physical-cues-in-aligned-polycaprolactone-silk-fibroin-nanofiber-scaffolds-for-application-in-tendon-tissue-engineering
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Chih-Hao Chen, Shih-Hsien Chen, Chang-Yi Kuo, Meng-Lun Li, Jyh-Ping Chen
Silk fibroin (SF) and fiber alignment were introduced into polycaprolactone (PCL)-based electrospun nanofibers as chemical and physical cues for tendon tissue engineering applications. The physicochemical properties of random PCL (RP) nanofibers, random PCL/SF (RPSF) nanofibers and aligned PCL/SF (APSF) nanofibers were characterized for fiber orientation and SF blending effects. An in vitro cell culture with rabbit dermal fibroblasts (RDFBs) on nanofibers indicated that SF promotes cell proliferation to a higher extent than fiber alignment...
August 11, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798872/fiber-reinforced-scaffolds-in-soft-tissue-engineering
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REVIEW
Baoqing Pei, Wei Wang, Yubo Fan, Xiumei Wang, Fumio Watari, Xiaoming Li
Soft tissue engineering has been developed as a new strategy for repairing damaged or diseased soft tissues and organs to overcome the limitations of current therapies. Since most of soft tissues in the human body are usually supported by collagen fibers to form a three-dimensional microstructure, fiber-reinforced scaffolds have the advantage to mimic the structure, mechanical and biological environment of natural soft tissues, which benefits for their regeneration and remodeling. This article reviews and discusses the latest research advances on design and manufacture of novel fiber-reinforced scaffolds for soft tissue repair and how fiber addition affects their structural characteristics, mechanical strength and biological activities in vitro and in vivo...
August 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793978/patellofemoral-arthroplasty-conversion-to-total-knee-arthroplasty-retrieval-analysis-and-clinical-correlation
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Alexander B Christ, Elexis Baral, Chelsea Koch, Beth E Shubin Stein, Alejandro Gonzalez Della Valle, Sabrina M Strickland
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral arthroplasty (PFA) can be a successful, bone-sparing treatment for isolated patellofemoral arthritis. However, progression of tibio-femoral arthritis or incorrect indications may predispose patients to early conversion to total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The purpose of this study was to review the clinical cases and perform retrieval analysis of PFA conversions to TKA at our institution. METHODS: Twenty one patellofemoral arthroplasties in 18 patients that were converted to TKA were identified through our implant retrieval registry...
August 6, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776691/three-dimensionally-printed-polyetherketoneketone-scaffolds-with-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-the-reconstruction-of-critical-sized-mandibular-defects
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Michael G Roskies, Dongdong Fang, Mohamed-Nur Abdallah, Andre M Charbonneau, Navi Cohen, Jack O Jordan, Michael P Hier, Alex Mlynarek, Faleh Tamimi, Simon D Tran
OBJECTIVE: Additive manufacturing offers a tailored approach to tissue engineering by providing anatomically precise scaffolds onto which stem cells and growth factors can be supplied. Polyetherketoneketone (PEKK), an ideal candidate biomaterial, is limited by a poor implant-bone interface but can be functionalized with adipose-derived stem cells (ADSC) to promote integration. This in vivo study examined the interaction of a three-dimensional printed PEKK/ADSC implant within the critical-sized mandibular defect in a rabbit model...
August 4, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774112/enhancing-the-hydrophilicity-and-cell-attachment-of-3d-printed-pcl-graphene-scaffolds-for-bone-tissue-engineering
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Weiguang Wang, Guilherme Caetano, William Stephen Ambler, Jonny James Blaker, Marco Andrey Frade, Parthasarathi Mandal, Carl Diver, Paulo Bártolo
Scaffolds are physical substrates for cell attachment, proliferation, and differentiation, ultimately leading to the regeneration of tissues. They must be designed according to specific biomechanical requirements, i.e., certain standards in terms of mechanical properties, surface characteristics, porosity, degradability, and biocompatibility. The optimal design of a scaffold for a specific tissue strongly depends on both materials and manufacturing processes, as well as surface treatment. Polymeric scaffolds reinforced with electro-active particles could play a key role in tissue engineering by modulating cell proliferation and differentiation...
December 7, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770510/the-posterior-bundle-of-the-elbow-medial-collateral-ligament-biomechanical-study-and-proposal-for-a-new-reconstruction-surgical-technique
#15
A Sard, E Dutto, R Rotini, S Vanni, S Pastorelli, B Battiston
BACKGROUND: The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is one of the primary elbows stabilizers. It is composed of an anterior bundle (AB), a posterior bundle (PB) and a transverse bundle. In elbow dislocations, until today MCL reconstruction has addressed the AB only. The purpose of this paper is to understand the biomechanical role of the PB of the MCL and to propose a new surgical technique for the simultaneous reconstruction of the anterior and posterior bundles, preventing the risk of recurrent posterior dislocation or posteromedial rotational instability (PMRI)...
August 2, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767075/micro-mechanical-viscoelastic-properties-of-crosslinked-hydrogels-using-the-nano-epsilon-dot-method
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Giorgio Mattei, Ludovica Cacopardo, Arti Ahluwalia
Engineering materials that recapitulate pathophysiological mechanical properties of native tissues in vitro is of interest for the development of biomimetic organ models. To date, the majority of studies have focused on designing hydrogels for cell cultures which mimic native tissue stiffness or quasi-static elastic moduli through a variety of crosslinking strategies, while their viscoelastic (time-dependent) behavior has been largely ignored. To provide a more complete description of the biomechanical environment felt by cells, we focused on characterizing the micro-mechanical viscoelastic properties of crosslinked hydrogels at typical cell length scales...
August 2, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763118/mechanical-stimulation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-implications-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
#17
REVIEW
Niamh Fahy, Mauro Alini, Martin J Stoddart
Articular cartilage is a load-bearing tissue playing a crucial mechanical role in diarthrodial joints, facilitating joint articulation, and minimizing wear. The significance of biomechanical stimuli in the development of cartilage and maintenance of chondrocyte phenotype in adult tissues has been well documented. Furthermore, dysregulated loading is associated with cartilage pathology highlighting the importance of mechanical cues in cartilage homeostasis. The repair of damaged articular cartilage resulting from trauma or degenerative joint disease poses a major challenge due to a low intrinsic capacity of cartilage for self-renewal, attributable to its avascular nature...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753895/oestradiol-releasing-biodegradable-mesh-stimulates-collagen-production-and-angiogenesis-an-approach-to-improving-biomaterial-integration-in-pelvic-floor-repair
#18
Naşide Mangır, Christopher J Hillary, Christopher R Chapple, Sheila MacNeil
BACKGROUND: Polypropylene meshes cause severe complications in some patients. Materials that are biomechanically compatible and can better integrate into host tissues are urgently needed. OBJECTIVE: To design an oestradiol-releasing electrospun poly-l-lactic acid (PLA) mesh and evaluate its ability to stimulate new extracellular matrix and new blood vessel formation. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Human adipose derived mesenchymal cells (ADMSC) were isolated from fat...
June 3, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750982/the-significance-of-closed-kinematic-chains-to-biological-movement-and-dynamic-stability
#19
Stephen Levin, Susan Lowell de Solórzano, Graham Scarr
Closed kinematic chains (CKCs) are widely used in mechanical engineering because they provide a simple and efficient mechanism with multiple applications, but they are much less appreciated in living tissues. Biomechanical research has been dominated by the use of lever models and their kinematic analysis, which has largely ignored the geometric organization of these ubiquitous and evolutionary-conserved systems, yet CKCs contribute substantially to our understanding of biological motion. Closed-chain kinematics couple multiple parts into continuous mechanical loops that allow the structure itself to regulate complex movements, and are described in a wide variety of different organisms, including humans...
July 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747783/engineering-the-geometrical-shape-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-through-defined-cyclic-stretch-regimens
#20
Brandan Walters, Tatiana Uynuk-Ool, Miriam Rothdiener, Julian Palm, Melanie L Hart, Jan P Stegemann, Bernd Rolauffs
Stem cells have been predicted to improve disease outcomes and patient lives. Steering stem cell fate - through controlling cell shape - may substantially accelerate progress towards this goal. As mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are continuously exposed in vivo to a dynamically changing biomechanical environment, we hypothesized that exogenous forces can be applied for engineering a variety of significantly different MSC shapes. We applied specific cyclic stretch regimens to human MSCs and quantitatively measured the resulting cell shape, alignment, and expression of smooth muscle (SMC) differentiation markers, as those have been associated with elongated morphology...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
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