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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027984/the-effect-of-intra-articular-injection-of-autologous-microfragmented-fat-tissue-on-proteoglycan-synthesis-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Damir Hudetz, Igor Borić, Eduard Rod, Željko Jeleč, Andrej Radić, Trpimir Vrdoljak, Andrea Skelin, Gordan Lauc, Irena Trbojević-Akmačić, Mihovil Plečko, Ozren Polašek, Dragan Primorac
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the leading musculoskeletal disorders in the adult population. It is associated with cartilage damage triggered by the deterioration of the extracellular matrix tissue. The present study explores the effect of intra-articular injection of autologous microfragmented adipose tissue to host chondrocytes and cartilage proteoglycans in patients with knee OA. A prospective, non-randomized, interventional, single-center, open-label clinical trial was conducted from January 2016 to April 2017...
October 13, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964891/association-between-radiography-based-subchondral-bone-structure-and-mri-based-cartilage-composition-in-postmenopausal-women-with-mild-osteoarthritis
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J Hirvasniemi, J Thevenot, J Multanen, M Haapea, A Heinonen, M T Nieminen, S Saarakkala
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to investigate the relation between radiograph-based subchondral bone structure and cartilage composition assessed with delayed gadolinium enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of cartilage (dGEMRIC) and T2 relaxation time. DESIGN: Ninety-three postmenopausal women (Kellgren-Lawrence grade 0: n = 13, 1: n = 26, 2: n = 54) were included. Radiograph-based bone structure was assessed using entropy of the Laplacian-based image (ELap) and local binary patterns (ELBP), homogeneity indices of the local angles (HIAngles,mean, HIAngles,Perp, HIAngles,Paral), and horizontal (FDHor) and vertical fractal dimensions (FDVer)...
September 28, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950859/protocol-for-a-multi-centre-randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-arthroscopic-hip-surgery-to-physiotherapy-led-care-for-femoroacetabular-impingement-fai-the-australian-fashion-trial
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Nicholas J Murphy, Jillian Eyles, Kim L Bennell, Megan Bohensky, Alexander Burns, Fraser M Callaghan, Edward Dickenson, Camdon Fary, Stuart M Grieve, Damian R Griffin, Michelle Hall, Rachel Hobson, Young Jo Kim, James M Linklater, David G Lloyd, Robert Molnar, Rachel L O'Connell, John O'Donnell, Michael O'Sullivan, Sunny Randhawa, Stephan Reichenbach, David J Saxby, Parminder Singh, Libby Spiers, Phong Tran, Tim V Wrigley, David J Hunter
BACKGROUND: Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAI), a hip disorder affecting active young adults, is believed to be a leading cause of hip osteoarthritis (OA). Current management approaches for FAI include arthroscopic hip surgery and physiotherapy-led non-surgical care; however, there is a paucity of clinical trial evidence comparing these approaches. In particular, it is unknown whether these management approaches modify the future risk of developing hip OA. The primary objective of this randomised controlled trial is to determine if participants with FAI who undergo hip arthroscopy have greater improvements in hip cartilage health, as demonstrated by changes in delayed gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of cartilage (dGEMRIC) index between baseline and 12 months, compared to those who undergo physiotherapy-led non-surgical management...
September 26, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854768/efficacy-of-joins-on-cartilage-protection-in-knee-osteoarthritis-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Joong Il Kim, Ja Young Choi, Kwang Gi Kim, Myung Chul Lee
Purpose: In this study, we compared the clinical efficacy of JOINS (SKI306X, SK Chemicals) with placebo on cartilage protection using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Materials and Methods: Sixty-nine patients were randomized to the JOINS group (200 mg, three times daily for 1 year; n=33) or the placebo group (n=36). Changes in cartilage volume and thickness were measured using MRI. Changes in the delayed gadolinium-enhanced MRI of cartilage (dGEMRIC) index, subchondral bone marrow abnormality scores, and clinical scores including knee pain visual analog scale (VAS) score and Korean Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (K-WOMAC) were also evaluated...
September 1, 2017: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808182/determination-of-serum-biomarkers-in-osteoarthritis-patients-a-previous-interventional-imaging-study-revisited
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Timothy McAlindon, Eckart Bartnik, Janina S Ried, Lenore Teichert, Matthias Herrmann, Klaus Flechsenhar
To evaluate in an interventional trial on knee osteoarthritis (OA) the level and change of two serum biomarkers and their correlation with imaging parameters. The previously reported interventional OA study (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT00536302) identified a positive effect of collagen hydrolysate (CH) on cartilage morphology in patients with knee OA using delayed gadolinium enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (dGEMRIC). It was the objective in this research project to evaluate in an interventional clinical trial on knee OA the level and change of two serum biomarkers and their correlation with imaging parameters...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782498/results-of-arthroscopic-treatment-of-chondral-delamination-in-femoroacetabular-impingement-with-bone-marrow-stimulation-and-bst-cargel-%C3%A2
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Mahmoud Tahoun, Tamer Aly Shehata, Inmaculada Ormazabal, Jesús Mas, Javier Sanz, Marc Tey Pons
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to show the preliminary results of using chitosan-based scaffold (BST-CarGel(®)) with microfracture for treatment of acetabular chondral delamination associated with femoroacetabular impingement. METHODS: A prospective study was performed on 13 hips. Patients were selected in the age group between 18 and 50 years. Patients with delamination of acetabular cartilage associated with femoroacetabular impingement received arthroscopic debridement and microfracture technique...
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696168/point-of-no-return-for-improvement-of-cartilage-quality-indicated-by-dgemric-before-and-after-weight-loss-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-cohort-study
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Stine Hangaard, Henrik Gudbergsen, Marie Skougaard, Henning Bliddal, Janus D Nybing, Carl Johan Tiderius, Mikael Boesen
Background It has been demonstrated that weight loss improves symptoms in obese subjects with knee osteoarthritis (KOA). A parallel change in cartilage morphology remains to be demonstrated. Purpose To demonstrate a parallel change in cartilage morphology. Material and Methods Obese patients with KOA were examined before and after weight loss over 16 weeks. Target knee joints were radiographically assessed by the Kellgren/Lawrence grading (KLG) system. Patients with KLG-1 and 2 changes in the lateral compartment were included...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583638/a-phase-i-clinical-trial-of-the-knee-to-assess-the-correlation-of-gagcest-mri-delayed-gadolinium-enhanced-mri-of-cartilage-and-t2-mapping
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Wenbo Wei, Becky Lambach, Guang Jia, Christopher Kaeding, David Flanigan, Michael V Knopp
PURPOSE: Osteoarthritis (OA) is associated with the loss of glycosaminoglycan (GAG) during disease progression, which can be detected by glycosaminoglycan chemical exchange-dependent saturation transfer (gagCEST) MRI. Delayed gadolinium-enhanced MRI of cartilage (dGEMRIC) is considered one of the standard methods for GAG quantification in vivo. This Phase I study assessed the correlation between gagCEST MRI and dGEMRIC in determining cartilage GAG concentration. Standard T2 mapping was used as a comparator with the two other methods...
May 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512063/influence-of-delayed-gadolinium-enhanced-mri-of-cartilage-dgemric-protocol-on-t2-mapping-is-it-possible-to-comprehensively-assess-knee-cartilage-composition-in-one-post-contrast-mr-examination-at-3-tesla
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J Verschueren, J van Tiel, M Reijman, E E Bron, S Klein, J A N Verhaar, S M A Bierma-Zeinstra, G P Krestin, P A Wielopolski, E H G Oei
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the possibility of assessing knee cartilage with T2-mapping and delayed gadolinium enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of cartilage (dGEMRIC) in one post-contrast MR examination at 3 Tesla (T). DESIGN: T2 mapping was performed in 10 healthy volunteers at baseline; directly after baseline; after 10 min of cycling; and after 90 min delay, and in 16 osteoarthritis patients before and after intravenous administration of a double dose gadolinium dimeglumine contrast agent, reflecting key dGEMRIC protocol elements...
September 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506842/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-delayed-gadolinium-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-cartilage-dgemric-in-early-osteoarthritis-of-the-hip
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A Palmer, S Fernquest, I Rombach, D Park, T Pollard, J Broomfield, N Bangerter, A Carr, S Glyn-Jones
BACKGROUND: Delayed Gadolinium Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cartilage (dGEMRIC) can detect glycosaminoglycan loss in the acetabular cartilage of asymptomatic individuals with cam morphology. The aims of this study were to explore the relationship between cam morphology and dGEMRIC values, and to explore whether baseline dGEMRIC can predict the development of radiographic hip osteoarthritis. METHODS: Prospective cohort (SibKids) study with clinical, radiographic, and MRI assessment at baseline and five-year follow-up (n = 34)...
September 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419612/delayed-gadolinium-enhanced-mri-of-cartilage-dgemric-and-t2-mapping-of-talar-osteochondral-lesions-indicators-of-clinical-outcomes
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Christoph Rehnitz, Benita Kuni, Felix Wuennemann, Dimitrios Chloridis, Anand Kirwadi, Iris Burkholder, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Marc-André Weber
PURPOSE: To evaluate the utility of delayed gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of cartilage (dGEMRIC) and T2 mapping in evaluation of type II osteochondral lesions (OCLs) of the talus and define cutoff values for identifying patients with good/poor clinical outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 28 patients (mean age, 42.3 years) underwent T2 mapping and dGEMRIC at least 1.5 years (mean duration, 3.5 years) after microfracture (n = 12) or conservative (n = 16) treatment for type II OCL...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286752/utility-of-mri-for-characterizing-articular-cartilage-pathology-in-dogs-with-medial-coronoid-process-disease
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Samuel P Franklin, Emily E Burke, Shannon P Holmes
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether assessment of morphological MRI sequences or delayed gadolinium-enhanced MRI of cartilage (dGEMRIC) would have strong correlations with arthroscopic assessment of cartilage pathology in dogs with naturally occurring medial compartment pathology of the elbow. METHODS: Dogs tentatively diagnosed with medial coronoid disease had evaluation of their affected elbows using radiography, morphological MRI sequences, and dGEMRIC MRI evaluation prior to arthroscopy...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263424/feasibility-of-gadoteric-acid-for-delayed-gadolinium-enhanced-mri-of-cartilage-dgemric-at-the-wrist-and-knee-and-comparison-with-gd-dtpa
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Christoph Rehnitz, Bastian Klaan, Thuy Do, Alexander Barié, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Marc-André Weber
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility of gadoteric acid for delayed gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of cartilage (dGEMRIC) and to compare the dGEMRIC values obtained using gadoteric acid with those obtained by an equimolar dose of Gd-DTPA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: At 3T, dGEMRIC of the wrist was performed twice using a T1 -weighted 3D-volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination sequence in 16 healthy volunteers (10 women; mean age 26.0 years) using gadoteric acid first and Gd-DTPA 3 weeks later...
November 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240703/physical-activity-is-related-with-cartilage-quality-in-women-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Matti Munukka, Benjamin Waller, Arja Häkkinen, Miika T Nieminen, Eveliina Lammentausta, Urho M Kujala, Juha Paloneva, Hannu Kautiainen, Ilkka Kiviranta, Ari Heinonen
PURPOSE: To study the relationship between 12-month leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) level and changes in estimated biochemical composition of tibiofemoral cartilage in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Originally, 87 volunteer postmenopausal women, age 60 to 68 yr, with mild knee OA (Kellgren Lawrence I/II and knee pain) participated in a randomized controlled, 4-month aquatic training trial (RCT), after which 76 completed the 12-month postintervention follow-up period...
July 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089940/assessing-the-effect-of-football-play-on-knee-articular-cartilage-using-delayed-gadolinium-enhanced-mri-of-cartilage-dgemric
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Wenbo Wei, Becky Lambach, Guang Jia, David Flanigan, Ajit M W Chaudhari, Lai Wei, Alan Rogers, Jason Payne, Robert A Siston, Michael V Knopp
The prevalence of cartilage lesions is much higher in football athletes than in the general population. Delayed gadolinium-enhanced MRI of cartilage (dGEMRIC) has been shown to quantify regional variations of glycosaminoglycan (GAG) concentrations which is an indicator of early cartilage degeneration. The goal of this study is to determine whether dGEMRIC can be used to assess the influence in cartilage GAG concentration due to college level football play. Thirteen collegiate football players with one to four years of collegiate football play experience were recruited and both knee joints were scanned using a dedicated 8-channel phased array knee coil on a 3T MRI system...
June 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035445/effect-of-progressive-high-impact-exercise-on-femoral-neck-structural-strength-in-postmenopausal-women-with-mild-knee-osteoarthritis-a-12-month-rct
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J Multanen, T Rantalainen, H Kautiainen, R Ahola, T Jämsä, M T Nieminen, E Lammentausta, A Häkkinen, I Kiviranta, A Heinonen
It is uncertain whether subjects with mild knee osteoarthritis, and who may be at risk of osteoporosis, can exercise safely with the aim of improving hip bone strength. This RCT showed that participating in a high-impact exercise program improved femoral neck strength without any detrimental effects on knee cartilage composition. INTRODUCTION: No previous studies have examined whether high-impact exercise can improve bone strength and articular cartilage quality in subjects with mild knee osteoarthritis...
April 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019053/prestructural-cartilage-assessment-using-mri
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Thomas M Link, Jan Neumann, Xiaojuan Li
Cartilage loss is irreversible, and to date, no effective pharmacotherapies are available to protect or regenerate cartilage. Quantitative prestructural/compositional MR imaging techniques have been developed to characterize the cartilage matrix quality at a stage where abnormal findings are early and potentially reversible, allowing intervention to halt disease progression. The goal of this article is to critically review currently available technologies, present the basic concept behind these techniques, but also to investigate their suitability as imaging biomarkers including their validity, reproducibility, risk prediction and monitoring of therapy...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994718/new-technology-in-imaging-cartilage-of-the-ankle
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REVIEW
Markus M Schreiner, Vladimir Mlynarik, Štefan Zbýň, Pavol Szomolanyi, Sebastian Apprich, Reinhard Windhager, Siegfried Trattnig
The incidence of osteochondral lesions, as well as osteoarthritis of the ankle joint following osteochondritis dissecans and trauma, has been reappraised in recent years. Consequently, an increasing number of surgical interventions using different cartilage repair techniques is performed in the ankle joint, which has resulted in a growing demand for repetitive and objective assessment of cartilage tissue and its repair. While morphological imaging does enable monitoring of macroscopic changes with increasing precision, it fails to provide information about the ultrastructural composition of cartilage...
January 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882808/no-degeneration-found-in-focal-cartilage-defects-evaluated-with-dgemric-at-12-year-follow-up
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Cathrine Nørstad Engen, Sverre Løken, Asbjørn Årøen, Charles Ho, Lars Engebretsen
Background and purpose - The natural history of focal cartilage defects (FCDs) is still unresolved, as is the long-term cartilage quality after cartilage surgery. It has been suggested that delayed gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of cartilage (dGEMRIC) is a biomarker of early OA. We aimed to quantitatively evaluate the articular cartilage in knees with FCDs, 12 years after arthroscopic diagnosis. Patients and methods - We included 21 patients from a cohort of patients with knee pain who underwent arthroscopy in 1999...
February 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807678/both-3-t-dgemric-and-acetabular-femoral-t2-difference-may-detect-cartilage-damage-at-the-chondrolabral-junction
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Tobias Hesper, Evgeny Bulat, Sarah Bixby, Alireza Akhondi-Asl, Onur Afacan, Patricia Miller, Garrett Bowen, Simon Warfield, Young-Jo Kim
BACKGROUND: In addition to case reports of gadolinium-related toxicities, there are increasing theoretical concerns about the use of gadolinium for MR imaging. As a result, there is increasing interest in noncontrast imaging techniques for biochemical cartilage assessment. Among them, T2 mapping holds promise because of its simplicity, but its biophysical interpretation has been controversial. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We sought to determine whether (1) 3-T delayed gadolinium-enhanced MRI of cartilage (dGEMRIC) and T2 mapping are both capable of detecting cartilage damage at the chondrolabral junction in patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI); and (2) whether there is a correlation between these two techniques for acetabular and femoral head cartilage assessment...
April 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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