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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210945/mr-imaging-evaluation-of-the-postoperative-meniscus
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REVIEW
A Russo, R Capasso, C Varelli, A Laporta, M Carbone, G D'Agosto, S Giovine, M Zappia, A Reginelli
MR imaging has been widely evaluated in the assessment of patients with recurrent or residual symptoms following meniscal surgery. Importantly, the causes of such symptoms may relate to failure or complication of the surgical procedure, a possible recurrent or residual meniscal tear, or may be related to other causes of joint symptoms, including tears of the contralateral meniscus, or local hyaline cartilage, or marrow abnormalities subjacent to or distant to the meniscal surgical site. The complex diagnostic issues involved in the MR imaging evaluation of the postoperative meniscus were identified in early MR imaging studies...
February 16, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210226/combination-of-collagen-based-scaffold-and-bioactive-factors-induces-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-chondrogenic-differentiation-in-vitro
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Giovanna Calabrese, Stefano Forte, Rosario Gulino, Francesco Cefalì, Elisa Figallo, Lucia Salvatorelli, Eugenia T Maniscalchi, Giuseppe Angelico, Rosalba Parenti, Massimo Gulisano, Lorenzo Memeo, Raffaella Giuffrida
Recently, multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have attracted much attention in the field of regenerative medicine due to their ability to give rise to different cell types, including chondrocytes. Damaged articular cartilage repair is one of the most challenging issues for regenerative medicine, due to the intrinsic limited capability of cartilage to heal because of its avascular nature. While surgical approaches like chondral autografts and allografts provide symptoms and function improvement only for a short period, MSC based stimulation therapies, like microfracture surgery or autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis demonstrate to be more effective...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202394/platelet-rich-plasma-prp-induces-chondroprotection-via-increasing-autophagy-anti-inflammatory-markers-and-decreasing-apoptosis-in-human-osteoarthritic-cartilage
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Mayssam Moussa, Daniel Lajeunesse, George Hilal, Oula El Atat, Gaby Haykal, Rim Serhal, Antonio Chalhoub, Charbel Khalil, Nada Alaaeddine
OBJECTIVES: Autophagy constitutes a defense mechanism to overcome aging and apoptosis in osteoarthritic cartilage. Several cytokines and transcription factors are linked to autophagy and play an important role in the degradative cascade in osteoarthritis (OA). Cell therapy such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) has recently emerged as a promising therapeutic tool for many diseases including OA. However, its mechanism of action on improving cartilage repair remains to be determined. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of PRP on osteoarthritic chondrocytes and to elucidate the mechanism by which PRP contributes to cartilage regeneration...
February 13, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198149/the-effects-of-using-vitrified-chondrocyte-sheets-on-pain-alleviation-and-articular-cartilage-repair
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Yoshiki Tani, Masato Sato, Miki Maehara, Hiroshi Nagashima, Munetaka Yokoyama, Miyuki Yokoyama, Masayuki Yamato, Teruo Okano, Joji Mochida
The effect of using vitrified-thawed chondrocyte sheets on articular cartilage repair was examined because the methods for storing chondrocyte sheets are essential for allogeneic chondrocyte sheet transplantation. Six Japanese white rabbits were used as sources of articular chondrocytes and synovial cells. Chondrocytes were harvested from the femur, and synovial cells were harvested from inside the knee joints. After coculture of the chondrocytes with synovial cells, triple-layered chondrocyte sheets were fabricated...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197696/large-meniscus-extrusion-ratio-is-a-poor-prognostic-factor-of-conservative-treatment-for-medial-meniscus-posterior-root-tear
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Yoon-Ho Kwak, Sahnghoon Lee, Myung Chul Lee, Hyuk-Soo Han
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to find a prognostic factor of medial meniscus posterior root tear (MMPRT) for surgical decision making. METHODS: Eighty-eight patients who were diagnosed as acute or subacute MMPRT without severe degeneration of the meniscus were treated conservatively for 3 months. Fifty-seven patients with MMPRT showed good response to conservative treatment (group 1), while the remaining 31 patients who failed to conservative treatment (group 2) received arthroscopic meniscus repair...
February 15, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194388/in-vivo-evaluation-of-porous-hydrogel-pins-to-fill-osteochondral-defects-in-rabbits
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Túlio Pereira Cardoso, André Petry Sandoval Ursolino, Pamela de Melo Casagrande, Edie Benedito Caetano, Daniel Vinicius Mistura, Eliana Aparecida de Rezende Duek
OBJECTIVE: This experimental study aimed to evaluate the biological performance of poly (l-co-D, l-lactic acid)-co-trimetilene carbonate/poly (vinyl alcohol) (PLDLA-co TMC/PVA), hydrogel scaffolds, as an implant in the filling (and not in the repair) of osteochondral defects in New Zealand rabbits, assessing the influence of the material in tissue protection in vivo. METHODS: Twelve rabbits were divided into groups of nine and 16 weeks. In each animal, an osteochondral defect was created in both medial femoral condyles...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194374/regenerative-potential-of-the-cartilaginous-tissue-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells-update-limitations-and-challenges
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Ivana Beatrice Mânica da Cruz, Antônio Lourenço Severo, Verônica Farina Azzolin, Luiz Filipe Machado Garcia, André Kuhn, Osvandré Lech
Advances in the studies with adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have turned tissue regenerative therapy into a promising tool in many areas of medicine. In orthopedics, one of the main challenges has been the regeneration of cartilage tissue, mainly in diarthroses. In the induction of the MSCs, in addition to cytodifferentiation, the microenvironmental context of the tissue to be regenerated and an appropriate spatial arrangement are extremely important factors. Furthermore, it is known that MSC differentiation is fundamentally determined by mechanisms such as cell proliferation (mitosis), biochemical-molecular interactions, movement, cell adhesion, and apoptosis...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193542/sulfated-hyaluronic-acid-hydrogels-with-retarded-degradation-and-enhanced-growth-factor-retention-promote-hmsc-chondrogenesis-and-articular-cartilage-integrity-with-reduced-hypertrophy
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Qian Feng, Sien Lin, Kunyu Zhang, Chaoqun Dong, Tianyi Wu, Heqin Huang, Xiaohui Yan, Li Zhang, Gang Li, Liming Bian
: Recently, hyaluronic acid (HA) hydrogels have been extensively researched for delivering cells and drugs to repair damaged tissues, particularly articular cartilage. However, the in vivo degradation of HA is fast, thus limiting the clinical translation of HA hydrogels. Furthermore, HA cannot bind proteins with high affinity because of the lack of negatively charged sulfate groups. In this study, we conjugated sulfate groups to HA. These sulfated HA exhibit significantly slower degradation by hyaluronidase compared to the wild type HA...
February 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191757/cartilage-regeneration-in-osteoarthritic-patients-by-a-composite-of-allogeneic-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-hyaluronate-hydrogel-results-from-a-clinical-trial-for-safety-and-proof-of-concept-with-7-years-of-extended-follow-up
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Yong-Beom Park, Chul-Won Ha, Choong-Hee Lee, Young Cheol Yoon, Yong-Geun Park
Few methods are available to regenerate articular cartilage defects in patients with osteoarthritis. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of articular cartilage regeneration by a novel medicinal product composed of allogeneic human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUCB-MSCs). Patients with Kellgren-Lawrence grade 3 osteoarthritis and International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) grade 4 cartilage defects were enrolled in this clinical trial. The stem cell-based medicinal product (a composite of culture-expanded allogeneic hUCB-MSCs and hyaluronic acid hydrogel [Cartistem]) was applied to the lesion site...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186682/repair-of-torn-avascular-meniscal-cartilage-using-undifferentiated-autologous-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-in-vitro-optimization-to-a-first-in-human-study
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Michael R Whitehouse, Nicholas R Howells, Michael C Parry, Eric Austin, Wael Kafienah, Kyla Brady, Allen E Goodship, Jonathan D Eldridge, Ashley W Blom, Anthony P Hollander
Meniscal cartilage tears are common and predispose to osteoarthritis (OA). Most occur in the avascular portion of the meniscus where current repair techniques usually fail. We described previously the use of undifferentiated autologous mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) seeded onto a collagen scaffold (MSC/collagen-scaffold) to integrate meniscal tissues in vitro. Our objective was to translate this method into a cell therapy for patients with torn meniscus, with the long-term goal of delaying or preventing the onset of OA...
December 15, 2016: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186364/rare-syndromes-of-the-head-and-face-mandibulofacial-and-acrofacial-dysostoses
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REVIEW
Karla Terrazas, Jill Dixon, Paul A Trainor, Michael J Dixon
Craniofacial anomalies account for approximately one-third of all congenital birth defects reflecting the complexity of head and facial development. Craniofacial development is dependent upon a multipotent, migratory population of neural crest cells, which generate most of the bone and cartilage of the head and face. In this review, we discuss advances in our understanding of the pathogenesis of a specific array of craniofacial anomalies, termed facial dysostoses, which can be subdivided into mandibulofacial dysostosis, which present with craniofacial defects only, and acrofacial dysostosis, which encompasses both craniofacial and limb anomalies...
February 10, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185322/a-difunctional-regeneration-scaffold-for-knee-repair-based-on-aptamer-directed-cell-recruitment
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Xiaoxia Hu, Yulan Wang, Yaning Tan, Jie Wang, Haoyang Liu, Yingqian Wang, Shuang Yang, Miusi Shi, Shiyong Zhao, Yufeng Zhang, Quan Yuan
To solve the challenge of poor knee repair, an aptamer-bilayer scaffold is designed for autologous mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) recruitment and osteochondral regeneration. The scaffold can efficiently recruit MSCs to the defect and induce the directional differentiation of MSCs, thus successfully achieving simultaneous regeneration of cartilage and bone in the knee joint.
February 10, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183011/semi-degradable-porous-poly-vinyl-alcohol-hydrogel-scaffold-for-cartilage-repair-evaluation-of-the-initial-and-cell-cultured-tribological-properties
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Yi Cao, Dangsheng Xiong, Kun Wang, Yuxiang Niu
Tissue engineering for articular cartilage repair has shown success in ensuring the integration of neocartilage with surrounding tissue, but the rapid restoration of biomechanical and biotribological functions remains a significant challenge. Poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA) hydrogel is regarded as a potential articular cartilage replacement for its fair mechanical strength and low surface friction, while its lack of bioactivity limits its utility. Combining the advantages of tissue engineering materials and PVA hydrogel, we developed a semi-degradable porous PVA hydrogel through addition of ploy (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microspheres and salt-leaching technique...
February 2, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182776/prospects-and-limitations-of-improving-skeletal-growth-in-a-mouse-model-of-spondyloepiphyseal-dysplasia-caused-by-r992c-p-r1192c-substitution-in-collagen-ii
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Machiko Arita, Jolanta Fertala, Cheryl Hou, James Kostas, Andrzej Steplewski, Andrzej Fertala
Skeletal dysplasias form a group of skeletal disorders caused by mutations in macromolecules of cartilage and bone. The severity of skeletal dysplasias ranges from precocious arthropathy to perinatal lethality. Although the pathomechanisms of these disorders are generally well defined, the feasibility of repairing established aberrant skeletal tissues that developed in the presence of mutant molecules is currently unknown. Here, we employed a validated mouse model of spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia (SED) that enables temporal control of the production of the R992C (p...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181432/mimicking-hierarchical-complexity-of-the-osteochondral-interface-using-electrospun-silk-bioactive-glass-composites
#15
Joseph Christakiran M, Philip James Thomas Reardon, Rocktotpal Konwarh, Jonathan C Knowles, Biman B Mandal
The anatomical complexity and slow regeneration capacity of hyaline cartilage at the osteochondral interface pose a great challenge in the repair of osteochondral defects (OCD). In this study, we utilized the processing feasibility offered by the sol derived 70S bioactive glass and silk fibroin (mulberry Bombyx mori and endemic Indian non-mulberry Antheraea assama), in fabricating a well-integrated, biomimetic scaffolding matrix with a coherent interface. Differences in surface properties such as wettability and amorphousness between the two silk groups resulted in profound variations in cell attachment and extracellular matrix protein deposition...
February 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181132/anti-tgf%C3%AE-1-receptor-inhibitor-mediates-the-efficacy-of-the-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-against-liver-fibrosis-through-tgf%C3%AE-1-smad-pathway
#16
Ji Xuan, Wang Feng, Zheng-Tao An, Jian Yang, Hua-Bing Xu, Jing Li, Zhi-Fei Zhao, Wei Wen
The aim of the current investigation was to evaluate the anti-fibrosis potential of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) and further to explore some of its underlying mechanisms. Hepatic fibrosis mice model was induced by CCl4. Liver function parameters in serum and fibrosis-associated markers in tissues were detected. Moreover, SB-431542, an anti-TGFβ-1 receptor inhibitor, was employed in vitro to reveal the underlying mechanism of TGFβ-1/Smad pathway on hUC-MSCs against liver fibrosis...
February 8, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177194/concise-review-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-functional-cartilage-tissue-engineering-taking-cues-from-chondrocyte-based-constructs
#17
Andrea R Tan, Clark T Hung
Osteoarthritis, the most prevalent form of joint disease, afflicts 9% of the U.S. population over the age of 30 and costs the economy nearly $100 billion annually in healthcare and socioeconomic costs. It is characterized by joint pain and dysfunction, though the pathophysiology remains largely unknown. Due to its avascular nature and limited cellularity, articular cartilage exhibits a poor intrinsic healing response following injury. As such, significant research efforts are aimed at producing engineered cartilage as a cell-based approach for articular cartilage repair...
February 8, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176272/effects-of-combined-raav-mediated-tgf-%C3%AE-and-sox9-gene-transfer-and-overexpression-on-the-metabolic-and-chondrogenic-activities-in-human-bone-marrow-aspirates
#18
Ke Tao, Ana Rey-Rico, Janina Frisch, Jagadeesh Kumar Venkatesan, Gertrud Schmitt, Henning Madry, Jianhao Lin, Magali Cucchiarini
BACKGROUND: Transplantation of genetically modified bone marrow concentrates is an attractive approach to conveniently activate the chondrogenic differentiation processes as a means to improve the intrinsic repair capacities of damaged articular cartilage. METHODS: Human bone marrow aspirates were co-transduced with recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) vectors to overexpress the pleiotropic transformation growth factor beta (TGF-β) and the cartilage-specific transcription factor sox9 as a means to enhance the chondroreparative processes in conditions of specific lineage differentiation...
December 2017: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170175/genetic-modification-of-human-peripheral-blood-aspirates-using-recombinant-adeno-associated-viral-vectors-for-articular-cartilage-repair-with-a-focus-on-chondrogenic-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-gene-delivery
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Janina Frisch, Patrick Orth, Jagadeesh Kumar Venkatesan, Ana Rey-Rico, Gertrud Schmitt, Dieter Kohn, Henning Madry, Magali Cucchiarini
Transplantation of genetically modified peripheral blood aspirates that carry chondrogenically competent progenitor cells may offer new, convenient tools to treat articular cartilage lesions compared with the more complex and invasive application of bone marrow concentrates or of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells. Here, we show that recombinant adeno-associated viral (rAAV) vectors are powerful gene vehicles capable of successfully targeting primary human peripheral blood aspirates in a stable and safe manner, allowing for an efficient and long-term transgene expression in such samples (up to 63 days with use of a lacZ reporter gene and for at least 21 days with application of the pleiotropic, chondrogenic factor transforming growth factor-β [TGF-β])...
January 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169595/tissue-derived-extracellular-matrix-bioscaffolds-emerging-applications-in-cartilage-and-meniscus-repair
#20
Farrah A Monibi, James Lee Cook
Musculoskeletal injuries are a common and significant problem in orthopaedic practice. Given the long-term consequences of unaddressed cartilage and meniscal pathology, a number of treatments have been attempted to stimulate repair or to replace the injured tissue. Despite advances in orthopaedic surgery, effective treatments for cartilage and meniscus injuries remain a common and significant clinical challenge. Tissue engineering is a developing field that aims to regenerate injured tissues with a combination of cells, scaffolds, and signals...
February 7, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
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