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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156582/in-memoriam-paolo-cappa
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EDITORIAL
Eduardo Palermo, Stefano Rossi, Fabrizio Patanè, Jeffrey Laut, Maurizio Porfiri
Prof. Paolo Cappa passed away on 26 August 2016, at the age of 59, after a long and courageous fight against cancer. Paolo Cappa was a Professor in Mechanical and Thermal Measurements and Experimental Biomechanics in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Sapienza University of Rome, where he had also served as the Head of the Department, and a Research Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of New York University Tandon School of Engineering. During his intense, yet short, career, he made several significant scientific contributions within the discipline of Mechanical and Thermal Measurements, pioneering fundamental applications to Biomechanics...
November 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148704/electrospun-poly-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate-graphene-oxide-scaffold-enhanced-properties-and-promoted-in-vivo-bone-repair-in-rats
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Tengfei Zhou, Guo Li, Shiyu Lin, Taoran Tian, Quanquan Ma, Qi Zhang, Sirong Shi, Changyue Xue, Wenjuan Ma, Xiaoxiao Cai, Yunfeng Lin
Bone tissue engineering emerges as an advantageous technique to achieve tissue regeneration. Scaffolds for it must present excellent biomechanical properties where bare polymers poorly perform. Development for new biomaterials with high osteogenic capacity is urgently pursued. In this study, an electrospun poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate/graphene oxide (P34HB/GO) nanofibrous scaffold is successfully fabricated and characterized. The effects of GO amount on scaffold morphology, biomechanical properties, and cellular behaviors are investigated...
November 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148579/a-step-by-step-review-on-patient-specific-biomechanical-finite-element-models-for-breast-mri-to-x-ray-mammography-registration
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REVIEW
Eloy García, Yago Diez, Oliver Diaz, Xavier Lladó, Robert Martí, Joan Martí, Arnau Oliver
Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and X-ray mammography are two image modalities widely used for the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women. The combination of these modalities leads to a more accurate diagnosis and treatment of breast diseases. The aim of this paper is to review the registration between breast MRI and X-ray mammographic images using patient-specific finite element-based biomechanical models. Specifically, a biomechanical model is obtained from the patient's MRI volume and is subsequently used to mimic the mammographic acquisition...
November 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140252/generation-of-genipin-cross-linked-fibrin-agarose-hydrogels-tissue-like-models-for-tissue-engineering-applications
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Fernando Campos, Ana Belen Bonhame-Espinosa, Gerson Vizcaino, Ismael Angel Rodriguez, Daniel Durand-Herrera, Modesto T Lopez-Lopez, Indalecio Sánchez-Montesinos, Miguel Alaminos, María Del Carmen Sánchez-Quevedo, Víctor Carriel
Generation of biomimetic and biocompatible artificial tissues is the basic research objective for tissue engineering (TE). In this sense, the biofabrication of scaffolds that resemble the tissues' extracellular matrix (ECM) is an essential aim in this field. Uncompressed and nanostructured fibrin-agarose hydrogels (FAH and NFAH respectively) emerged as promising scaffold in TE, but its structure and biomechanical properties must be improved in order to broad their TE applications. Here we generated and characterized novel membrane-like models with increased structural and biomechanical properties based on the chemical cross-linking of FAH and NFAH with genipin (GP at 0...
November 15, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131053/an-experimental-study-to-measure-the-mechanical-properties-of-the-human-liver
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Alireza Karimi, Ahmad Shojaei
BACKGROUND: Since the liver is one of the most important organs of the body that can be injured during trauma, that is, during accidents like car crashes, understanding its mechanical properties is of great interest. Experimental data is needed to address the mechanical properties of the liver to be used for a variety of applications, such as the numerical simulations for medical purposes, including the virtual reality simulators, trauma research, diagnosis objectives, as well as injury biomechanics...
October 31, 2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129026/micromechanical-study-of-the-load-transfer-in-a-polycaprolactone-collagen-hybrid-scaffold-when-subjected-to-unconfined-and-confined-compression
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A P G Castro, D Lacroix
Scaffolds are used in diverse tissue engineering applications as hosts for cell proliferation and extracellular matrix formation. One of the most used tissue engineering materials is collagen, which is well known to be a natural biomaterial, also frequently used as cell substrate, given its natural abundance and intrinsic biocompatibility. This study aims to evaluate how the macroscopic biomechanical stimuli applied on a construct made of polycaprolactone scaffold embedded in a collagen substrate translate into microscopic stimuli at the cell level...
November 11, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128537/biomaterials-for-articular-cartilage-tissue-engineering-learning-from-biology
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REVIEW
A R Armiento, M J Stoddart, M Alini, D Eglin
Articular cartilage is commonly described as a tissue made of up to 80% water, devoid of blood vessels, nerves and lymphatics, and populated by only one cell type: at first glance, an easy tissue for clinicians to repair and for scientists to reproduce in a laboratory. Yet, chondral and osteochondral defects currently remain an open challenge in orthopedics and tissue engineering of the musculoskeletal system, without considering osteoarthritis. Why do we fail in repairing and regenerating articular cartilage? Behind its simple and homogenous appearance articular cartilage hides a heterogeneous composition, a high level of organisation and specific biomechanical properties that taken together make articular cartilage a unique material that we are not able yet to repair or reproduce with high fidelity...
November 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128535/branched-peptides-integrate-into-self-assembled-nanostructures-and-enhance-biomechanics-of-peptidic-hydrogels
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Raffaele Pugliese, Federico Fontana, Amanda Marchini, Fabrizio Gelain
Self-assembling peptides (SAP) have drawn an increasing interest in the tissue engineering community. They display unquestionable biomimetic properties, tailorability and promising biocompatibility. However their use has been hampered by poor mechanical properties making them fragile soft scaffolds. To increase SAP hydrogel stiffness we introduced a novel strategy based on multiple ramifications of (LDLK)3, a well-known linear SAP, connected with one or multiple "lysine knots". Differently branched SAPs were tested by increasing the number of (LDLK)3-like branches and by adding the neuro-regenerative functional motif BMHP1 as a single branch...
November 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124078/demineralized-bone-matrix-to-augment-tendon-bone-healing-a-systematic-review
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Adam T Hexter, Catherine Pendegrass, Fares Haddad, Gordon Blunn
Background: Following injury to the rotator cuff and anterior cruciate ligament, a direct enthesis is not regenerated, and healing occurs with biomechanically inferior fibrous tissue. Demineralized bone matrix (DBM) is a collagen scaffold that contains growth factors and is a promising biological material for tendon and ligament repair because it can regenerate a direct fibrocartilaginous insertion via endochondral ossification. Purpose: To provide a comprehensive review of the literature investigating the use of DBM to augment tendon-bone healing in tendon repair and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR)...
October 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123190/feeding-capability-in-the-extinct-giant-siamogale-melilutra-and-comparative-mandibular-biomechanics-of-living-lutrinae
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Z Jack Tseng, Denise F Su, Xiaoming Wang, Stuart C White, Xueping Ji
At 50 kg in estimated weight, the extinct Siamogale melilutra is larger than all living otters, and ranks among the largest fossil otters. The biomechanical capability of S. melilutra jaws as related to their large size is unknown but crucial to reconstructing the species' potentially unique ecological niche. Here we compare the mandibular biomechanics of S. melilutra using engineering-based performance measures against ten extant otter biomechanical models. Despite a wide range of feeding preferences from durophagy to piscivory, living otter species exhibit a linear relationship between mandible stiffness and volume, as expected in isometric model scaling...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120687/a-100-patient-clinical-evaluation-of-an-alternating-pressure-replacement-mattress-in-a-home-based-setting
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Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Rosie Callaghan
BACKGROUND: alternating pressure air mattresses (APAMs) support the prevention and management of pressure ulcers. A health and care NHS trust was seeking an APAM that would improve clinical outcomes in relation to pressure ulcers while considering financial cost. An APAM existed that could meet the trust's needs but there was a lack of evidence over its use in a community/home setting. This study examined the effect of using the Dual Professional (IQ Medical) APAM for patients at a high risk of pressure ulceration...
November 8, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120686/why-is-the-heel-particularly-vulnerable-to-pressure-ulcers
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Amit Gefen
In this article, the vulnerability of the soft tissues of the heel to pressure ulcers (injuries) is explained from a biomechanical engineering perspective, and emerging technologies for protecting the heel, particularly low-friction garments, are reviewed. Sustained deformations in the soft tissue of the weight-bearing posterior heel cause progressive cell and tissue damage due to loss of homeostasis in the cells, as the cytoskeleton and plasma membranes of the affected cells lose integrity and functionality...
November 8, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110690/autologous-cell-derived-tissue-engineered-cartilage-for-repairing-articular-cartilage-lesions-in-the-knee-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ning Ma, Hongxia Wang, Xian Xu, Yiqun Wan, Yufeng Liu, Mingjie Wang, Wen Yu, Yongjing Dai, Jiang Peng, Quanyi Guo, Changlong Yu, Shibi Lu
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous recovery from articular cartilage injury is difficult, and the ongoing progression of disease can eventually lead to osteoarthritis. Currently, there is no effective non-surgical treatment for articular cartilage injury. Arthroscopic debridement and microfracture surgery are performed for fibrocartilage repair. But fibrocartilage is different from normal articular cartilage, and functional recovery is not satisfactory. Therefore, it is necessary to develop more effective techniques for articular cartilage repair...
November 6, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105592/biologic-annulus-fibrosus-repair-a-review-of-preclinical-in-vivo-investigations
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Stephen Rogers Sloan, Marianne Lintz, Ibrahim Hussain, Roger Härtl, Lawrence J Bonassar
Lower back pain, the leading cause of workplace absences and disability, is often attributed to intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration in which nucleus pulposus (NP) herniates through lesions in the annulus fibrosus (AF) and impinges on the spinal cord and surrounding nerves. Surgeons remove extruded NP via discectomy when indicated by local/radicular pain supported by radiographic evidence, however current interventions do not alter the underlying disease or seal the AF. The reported rates of recurrent herniation or pain following discectomy cases range from 5-25%, which has pushed spine research in recent years towards annular repair and closure strategies...
November 4, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090836/recent-developments-on-intramedullary-nailing-a-biomechanical-perspective
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REVIEW
Natacha Rosa, Miguel Marta, Mário Vaz, S M O Tavares, Ricardo Simoes, Fernão D Magalhães, Antonio Torres Marques
Combining contributions from engineering and medicine, we highlight the biomechanical turning points in the historical evolution of the intramedullary nailing stabilization technique and discuss the recent innovations concerning increase in bone-implant system stability. Following the earliest attempts, where stabilization of long bone fractures was purely based on intuition, intramedullary nailing evolved from allowing alignment and translational control through press-fit fixation to current clinical widespread acceptance marked by the mechanical linkage between nail and bone with interlocking screws that allow alignment, translation, rotation, and length control...
November 1, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068546/diatom-inspired-silica-nanostructure-coatings-with-controllable-microroughness-using-an-engineered-mussel-protein-glue-to-accelerate-bone-growth-on-titanium-based-implants
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Yun Kee Jo, Bong-Hyuk Choi, Chang Sup Kim, Hyung Joon Cha
Silica nanoparticles (SiNPs) have been utilized to construct bioactive nanostructures comprising surface topographic features and bioactivity that enhances the activity of bone cells onto titanium-based implants. However, there have been no previous attempts to create microrough surfaces based on SiNP nanostructures even though microroughness is established as a characteristic that provides beneficial effects in improving the biomechanical interlocking of titanium implants. Herein, a protein-based SiNP coating is proposed as an osteopromotive surface functionalization approach to create microroughness on titanium implant surfaces...
October 25, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061493/osteoarthritis-year-in-review-2017-biology
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REVIEW
C T Appleton
This Year in Review was derived from a personal selection of articles investigating biological mechanisms of osteoarthritis (OA) and presented at the OARSI World Congress on April 30, 2017. Selected articles were published between the March, 2016 and April, 2017 OARSI meetings. PubMed/MEDLINE searches were performed using the terms "osteoarthritis", "cartilage", "subchondral bone", "synovium", "synovitis", and "ageing". Biomechanical, genetic, genomic, epigenomic, biomarker, clinical, imaging, and tissue engineering studies were excluded since they are covered by other articles in this issue...
October 20, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060302/evaluation-of-histological-and-biomechanical-properties-on-engineered-meniscus-tissues-using-sonication-decellularization
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A Mardhiyah, M Sha'ban, A Azhim
Sonication decellularization treatment requires proper evaluations on its ability to decellularize meniscus tissue efficiently. This study was done to evaluate the histological and biomechanical properties within meniscus scaffolds. Van Gieson staining was done to evaluate the efficiency of cell removal in meniscus tissues. The consequences of treatment on viscoelastic properties are vital for scaffolds quality and were properly investigated. Picrosirius red and Safranin-O/Fast green staining was carried out to detect extracellular matrix materials (ECM)...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059272/erratum-reporting-the-fatigue-life-of-316l-stainless-steel-locking-compression-plate-implants-the-role-of-the-femoral-and-tibial-biomechanics-during-the-gait-journal-of-biomechanical-engineering-2017-139-10-pp-104502-1-104502-5
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057501/different-approaches-to-heart-valve-decellularization-a-comprehensive-overview-of-the-past-30%C3%A2-years
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REVIEW
Filippo Naso, Alessandro Gandaglia
Xenogeneic decellularized heart valve scaffolds have the potential to overcome the limitations of existing bioprosthetic heart valves that have limited duration due to calcification and tissue degeneration phenomena. This article presents a review of 30 years of decellularization approaches adopted in cardiovascular tissue engineering, with a focus on the use, either individually or in combination, of different detergents. The safety and efficacy of cell-removal procedures are specifically reported and discussed, as well as the structure and biomechanics of the treated extracellular matrix (ECM)...
October 22, 2017: Xenotransplantation
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