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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090446/quantitative-imaging-methods-in-osteoporosis
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Ling Oei, Fjorda Koromani, Fernando Rivadeneira, M Carola Zillikens, Edwin H G Oei
Osteoporosis is characterized by a decreased bone mass and quality resulting in an increased fracture risk. Quantitative imaging methods are critical in the diagnosis and follow-up of treatment effects in osteoporosis. Prior radiographic vertebral fractures and bone mineral density (BMD) as a quantitative parameter derived from dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) are among the strongest known predictors of future osteoporotic fractures. Therefore, current clinical decision making relies heavily on accurate assessment of these imaging features...
December 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090302/three-dimensional-micro-computed-tomography-analysis-of-the-lung-vasculature-and-differential-adipose-proteomics-in-the-sugen-hypoxia-rat-model-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Kelly J Shields, Kostas Verdelis, Michael J Passineau, Erin M Faight, Lee Zourelias, Changgong Wu, Rong Chong, Raymond L Benza
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare disease characterized by significant vascular remodeling. The obesity epidemic has produced great interest in the relationship between small visceral adipose tissue depots producing localized inflammatory conditions, which may link metabolism, innate immunity, and vascular remodeling. This study used novel micro computed tomography (microCT) three-dimensional modeling to investigate the degree of remodeling of the lung vasculature and differential proteomics to determine small visceral adipose dysfunction in rats with severe PAH...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088459/strain-development-in-bulk-filled-cavities-of-different-depths-characterized-using-a-non-destructive-acoustic-emission-approach
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Annelies Van Ende, Diogo Pedrollo Lise, Jan De Munck, Johan Vanhulst, Martine Wevers, Bart Van Meerbeek
OBJECTIVES: (1) To evaluate the effect of cavity depth and composite type on the interfacial debonding in bulk-filled cavities. (2) To correlate the theoretical shrinkage stress and the level of interfacial debonding determined by acoustic emission (AE). METHODS: 80 sound molars were divided in two groups to receive a Class-I cavity (3.5×3.5mm) with 2.5- or 4.0-mm depth. The cavities were restored with either a conventional paste-like (Filtek Z100, 3M ESPE), a conventional flowable (G-ænial Universal Flo, GC), a bulk-fill paste-like (Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill, Ivoclar Vivadent) or a bulk-fill flowable (SDR, Dentsply) composite (n=10)...
January 11, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087415/estimation-of-the-young-s-modulus-of-the-human-pars-tensa-using-in-situ-pressurization-and-inverse-finite-element-analysis
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S Alireza Rohani, Soroush Ghomashchi, Sumit K Agrawal, Hanif M Ladak
Finite-element models of the tympanic membrane are sensitive to the Young's modulus of the pars tensa. The aim of this work is to estimate the Young's modulus under a different experimental paradigm than currently used on the human tympanic membrane. These additional values could potentially be used by the auditory biomechanics community for building consensus. The Young's modulus of the human pars tensa was estimated through inverse finite-element modelling of an in-situ pressurization experiment. The experiments were performed on three specimens with a custom-built pressurization unit at a quasi-static pressure of 500 Pa...
January 10, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081379/direct-gingival-fibroblast-osteoblast-transdifferentiation-via-epigenetics
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Y Cho, B Kim, H Bae, W Kim, J Baek, K Woo, G Lee, Y Seol, Y Lee, Y Ku, I Rhyu, H Ryoo
Alveolar bone resorption caused by trauma or periodontal diseases has represented a challenge for both dental clinicians and researchers. In this study, we evaluate the osteogenic potential of human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs) through a direct transdifferentiation from HGFs to functional osteoblasts via epigenetic modification and osteogenic signaling with bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) in vitro and in vivo. HGF treatment with 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-aza-dC) induced demethylation in the hypermethylated CpG islands of the osteogenic lineage marker genes RUNX2 and ALP, and subsequent BMP2 treatment successfully drove the fibroblasts to the osteoblasts' lineage...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074015/electron-absorbed-fractions-in-an-image-based-microscopic-skeletal-dosimetry-model-of-chinese-adult-male
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Shenshen Gao, Li Ren, Rui Qiu, Zhen Wu, Chunyan Li, Junli Li
Based on the Chinese reference adult male voxel model, a set of microscopic skeletal models of Chinese adult male is constructed through the processes of computed tomography (CT) imaging, bone coring, micro-CT imaging, image segmentation, merging into macroscopic bone model and implementation in Geant4. At the step of image segmentation, a new bone endosteum (BE) segmentation method is realized by sampling. The set of model contains 32 spongiosa samples with voxel size of 19 μm cubes. The microscopic spongiosa bone data for Chinese adult male are provided...
January 10, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069164/ex-vivo-thickness-measurement-of-cartilage-covering-the-temporomandibular-joint
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Fereshteh Mirahmadi, Jan Harm Koolstra, Frank Lobbezoo, G Harry van Lenthe, Vincent Everts
Articular cartilage covers the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and provides smooth and nearly frictionless articulation while distributing mechanical loads to the subchondral bone. The thickness of the cartilage is considered to be an indicator of the stage of development, maturation, aging, loading history, and disease. The aim of our study was to develop a method for ex vivo assessment of the thickness of the cartilage that covers the TMJ and to compare that with two other existing methods. Eight porcine TMJ condyles were used to measure cartilage thickness...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068971/a-comparison-of-the-shaping-ability-of-three-nickel-titanium-rotary-instruments-a-micro-computed-tomography-study-via-a-contrast-radiopaque-technique-in-vitro
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Zhao Wei, Zhi Cui, Ping Yan, Han Jiang
BACKGROUND: Micro-CT (μCT) studies that combine simulated canals with meglucamine diatrizoate to evaluate the shaping ability of nickel-titanium (NiTi) rotary instruments are lacking in the literature. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the shaping ability of three new different nickel-titanium rotary instruments in simulated root canals using μCT. METHODS: Thirty simulated root canals with a curvature of 60° were randomly allocated into the following 3 groups (n = 10): Group 1, ProTaper Universal (PTU) rotary system; Group 2, Reciproc single-file system; and Group 3, K3XF rotary system...
January 9, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067984/controlled-release-of-clarithromycin-from-plga-microspheres-enhances-bone-regeneration-in-rabbit-calvaria-defects
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Ali Alenezi, Yoshihito Naito, Takayuki Terukina, Widyasri Prananingrum, Yohei Jinno, Tatsuaki Tagami, Tetsuya Ozeki, Silvia Galli, Ryo Jimbo
This study evaluated the sustained release effect of clarithromycin-loaded in PLGA microspheres in a rabbit calvaria defect model. Four bone defects (ø5.0) were created in the calvaria of New Zealand White rabbits (n = 21, n = 7/time point). The defects were randomly designated to four groups. Group 1: No augmentation (sham), Group 2: beta-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP), Group 3: β-TCP with 0.12 µg clarithromycin, and Group 4: β-TCP with 6.12 µg PLGA microspheres loaded with 0.12 µg Clarithromycin...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067416/a-novel-technique-of-delivering-viral-vectors-to-trigeminal-ganglia-in-rats
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Hu Long, Lina Liao, Yang Zhou, Di Shan, Meiya Gao, Renhuan Huang, Xin Yang, Wenli Lai
The objective of this study was to develop a viable and reliable technique of delivering viral vectors to rat trigeminal ganglia. Adult Sprague-Dawley rats (200-300 g) were used, and lentiviral vectors containing enhanced green fluorescence protein and calcitonin gene-related peptide short hairpin RNA (shRNA) were generated. Following general anesthesia, viral vectors were delivered to rat trigeminal ganglia using the technique described in this study. Both X-ray and micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) were employed to verify the position of the needles when injecting the vectors...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Oral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063646/solute-transport-at-the-interface-of-cartilage-and-subchondral-bone-plate-effect-of-micro-architecture
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Behdad Pouran, Vahid Arbabi, Ronald Law Bleys, P René van Weeren, Amir A Zadpoor, Harrie Weinans
Cross-talk of subchondral bone and articular cartilage could be an important aspect in the etiology of osteoarthritis. Previous research has provided some evidence of transport of small molecules (~370Da) through the calcified cartilage and subchondral bone plate in murine osteoarthritis models. The current study, for the first time, uses a neutral diffusing computed tomography (CT) contrast agent (iodixanol, ~1550Da) to study the permeability of the osteochondral interface in equine and human samples. Sequential CT monitoring of diffusion after injecting a finite amount of contrast agent solution onto the cartilage surface using a micro-CT showed penetration of the contrast molecules across the cartilage-bone interface...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058831/peptide-tethered-hydrogel-scaffold-promotes-recovery-from-spinal-cord-transection-via-synergism-with-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Li-Ming Li, Min Han, Xinchi Jiang, Xianzhen Yin, Fu Chen, Tian-Yuan Zhang, Hao Ren, Jiwen Zhang, Zhong Chen, Tingjun Hou, HongWei Ouyang, Yasuhiko Tabata, Youqing Shen, Jian-Qing Gao
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most devastating injuries. Treatment strategies for SCI are required to overcome comprehensive issues. Implantation of biomaterial scaffolds and stem cells has been demonstrated to be promising strategies. However, a comprehensive recovery effect is difficult to achieve. In the comprehensive treatment process, the specific roles of the implanted scaffolds and of stem cells in combined strategy are usually neglected. In this study, a peptide-modified scaffold is developed based on hyaluronic acid and an adhesive peptide PPFLMLLKGSTR...
January 6, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057161/-the-study-on-the-inhibitive-effects-of-recombinant-parathyroid-hormone-1-34-on-osteolysis-in-a-murine-calvarial-model-induced-by-wear-particles
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Y B Yu, R X He
Objective: To investigate the effect of different doses of recombinant parathyroid hormone (PTH) (1-34) on osteolysis in a murine calvarial model. Methods: In total, 48 adult male C57BL/J6 mice were randomly divided into four groups: the sham group, the vehicle group, the low dose-, and high dose PTH group (n=12 each group). Mice in the PTH groups were treated with local injection of recombinant PTH at 30 or 60 μg·kg(-1)·d(-1,) intermittent injection 3 times per week for two weeks. Mice in the sham and vehicle groups received local injection of saline daily...
December 27, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056602/the-potential-of-stromal-cell-derived-factor-1-delivery-using-a-collagen-membrane-for-bone-regeneration
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Tadahiro Takayama, Jisen Dai, Keita Tachi, Ryutaro Shohara, Hironori Kasai, Kentaro Imamura, Seiichi Yamano
Stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) is a cytokine that is important in stem and progenitor cell recruitment in tissue repair after injury. Regenerative procedures using collagen membranes (CMs) are presently well established in periodontal and implant dentistry. The objective of this study is to test the subsequent effects of the released SDF-1 from a CM on bone regeneration compared to platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) in vitro and in vivo. For in vitro studies, cell proliferation, alkaline phosphatase activity, and osteoblastic differentiation marker genes were assessed after MC3T3-E1 mouse preosteoblasts were cultured with CMs containing factors...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055861/a-novel-two-compartment-model-for-calculating-bone-volume-fractions-and-bone-mineral-densities-from-computed-tomography-images
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Hsin-Hon Lin, Shin-Lei Peng, Jay Wu, Tian-Yu Shih, Keh-Shih Chuang, Cheng-Ting Shih
Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by a degradation of bone structures. Various methods have been developed to diagnose osteoporosis by measuring bone mineral density (BMD) of patients. However, BMDs from these methods were not equivalent and were incomparable. In addition, partial volume effect introduces errors in estimating bone volume from computed tomography (CT) images using image segmentation. In this study, a two-compartment model (TCM) was proposed to calculate bone volume fraction (BV/TV) and BMD from CT images...
December 30, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054655/unique-local-bone-tissue-characteristics-in-iliac-crest-bone-biopsy-from-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-with-severe-spinal-deformity
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Zhiwei Wang, Huanxiong Chen, Y Eric Yu, Jiajun Zhang, Ka-Yee Cheuk, Bobby K W Ng, Yong Qiu, X Edward Guo, Jack C Y Cheng, Wayne Y W Lee
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a complex disease with unclear etiopathogenesis. Systemic and persistent low bone mineral density is an independent prognostic factor for curve progression. The fundamental question of how bone quality is affected in AIS remains controversy because there is lack of site-matched control for detailed analysis on bone-related parameters. In this case-control study, trabecular bone biopsies from iliac crest were collected intra-operatively from 28 severe AIS patients and 10 matched controls with similar skeletal and sexual maturity, anthropometry and femoral neck BMD Z-score to control confounding effects...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052126/the-extent-of-the-crack-on-artificial-simulation-models-with-cbct-and-periapical-radiography
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Shuang Wang, Yiran Xu, Zhengyan Shen, Lijun Wang, Feng Qiao, Xu Zhang, Minghua Li, Ligeng Wu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the extent of the crack of a cracked tooth on an artificial simulation model with Periapical Radiography (PR) and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in vitro, providing the basis for early diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan. METHODS: Forty-four teeth with different extents of artificial cracks, created by exposure to liquid nitrogen after hot water at 100°C, were collected. They were subjected to PR and CBCT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050749/evaluation-of-18-f-cp18-as-a-substrate-based-apoptosis-imaging-agent-for-the-assessment-of-early-treatment-response-in-oncology
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Sara Rapic, Christel Vangestel, Filipe Elvas, Jeroen Verhaeghe, Tim Van den Wyngaert, Leonie Wyffels, Patrick Pauwels, Steven Staelens, Sigrid Stroobants
PURPOSE: The substrate-based positron emission tomography (PET) tracer [(18)F]CP18 is capable of detecting the activity of caspase-3/7, two key executioner proteases in the apoptosis pathway, through selective cleavage of the ligand by the activated proteases and subsequent accumulation in apoptotic cells. Using an in vitro and in vivo model of colorectal cancer (CRC), we investigated whether [(18)F]CP18 tracer accumulation provides a measure for apoptosis and reliably reflects early treatment response to chemotherapeutics...
January 3, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049739/outside-xylem-vulnerability-not-xylem-embolism-controls-leaf-hydraulic-decline-during-dehydration
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Christine Scoffoni, Caetano Albuquerque, Craig Brodersen, Shatara V Townes, Grace P John, Megan K Bartlett, Thomas N Buckley, Andrew J McElrone, Lawren Sack
Leaf hydraulic supply is crucial to maintaining open stomata for CO2 capture and plant growth. During drought-induced dehydration, the leaf hydraulic conductance (Kleaf) declines, which contributes to stomatal closure and eventually to leaf death. Previous studies have tended to attribute the decline of Kleaf to embolism in the leaf vein xylem. We visualized at high resolution and quantified experimentally the hydraulic vulnerability of xylem and outside-xylem pathways and modelled their respective influences on plant water transport...
January 3, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048446/th-ab-209-01-making-benchtop-x-ray-fluorescence-computed-tomography-xfct-practical-for-in-vivo-imaging-by-integration-of-a-dedicated-high-performance-x-ray-source-in-conjunction-with-micro-ct-functionality
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N Manohar, F Reynoso, S Cho
PURPOSE: To make benchtop x-ray fluorescence computed tomography (XFCT) practical for routine preclinical imaging tasks with gold nanoparticles (GNPs) by deploying, integrating, and characterizing a dedicated high-performance x-ray source and addition of simultaneous micro-CT functionality. METHODS: Considerable research effort is currently under way to develop a polychromatic benchtop cone-beam XFCT system capable of imaging GNPs by stimulation and detection of gold K-shell x-ray fluorescence (XRF) photons...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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