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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212456/influence-of-posterior-mandibular-dimensions-on-alveolar-bone-microarchitecture
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Alberto Monje, Yiqun Wu, Wei Huang, Wenjie Zhou, Pablo Galindo-Moreno, Jesus Montanero-Fernandez, Rachel A Sheridan, Hom-Lay Wang, Feng Wang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of posterior mandibular dimensions (height and width at various levels) on alveolar bone microarchitecture using microcomputed tomography (micro-CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Partially edentulous subjects with one missing molar were included in the study. A bone core biopsy was performed at the site of planned implant surgery. For each patient, alveolar morphologic and architectural characteristics were analyzed using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and micro-CT imaging...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208719/micro-computed-tomography-detection-of-gold-nanoparticle-labelled-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-the-rat-subretinal-layer
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Pooi Ling Mok, Sue Ngein Leow, Avin Ee-Hwan Koh, Hairul Harun Mohd Nizam, Suet Lee Shirley Ding, Chi Luu, Raduan Ruhaslizan, Hon Seng Wong, Wan Haslina Wan Abdul Halim, Min Hwei Ng, Ruszymah Binti Hj Idrus, Shiplu Roy Chowdhury, Catherine Mae-Lynn Bastion, Suresh Kumar Subbiah, Akon Higuchi, Abdullah A Alarfaj, Kong Yong Then
Mesenchymal stem cells are widely used in many pre-clinical and clinical settings. Despite advances in molecular technology; the migration and homing activities of these cells in in vivo systems are not well understood. Labelling mesenchymal stem cells with gold nanoparticles has no cytotoxic effect and may offer suitable indications for stem cell tracking. Here, we report a simple protocol to label mesenchymal stem cells using 80 nm gold nanoparticles. Once the cells and particles were incubated together for 24 h, the labelled products were injected into the rat subretinal layer...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206811/types-of-tooth-movement-bodily-or-tipping-do-not-affect-the-displacement-of-the-tooth-s-center-of-resistance-but-do-affect-the-alveolar-bone-resorption
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Takanobu Kondo, Hitoshi Hotokezaka, Ryo Hamanaka, Megumi Hashimoto, Takako Nakano-Tajima, Kotaro Arita, Takeshi Kurohama, Airi Ino, Jun-Ya Tominaga, Noriaki Yoshida
OBJECTIVE: To investigate how types of tooth movement, bodily or tipping, influence the displacement of the center of resistance in teeth and alveolar bone resorption. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten-week-old female Wistar rats were divided into eight groups of different factors, as follows: type of movement (bodily and tipping) and force magnitude (10, 25, 50, and 100 cN). The maxillary left first molars were moved mesially with nickel-titanium coil springs for 28 days...
February 16, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199398/a-segmentation-based-volumetric-approach-to-localize-and-quantify-cerebral-vasospasm-based-on-tomographic-imaging-data
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Axel Neulen, Tobias Pantel, Michael Kosterhon, Stefanie Kirschner, Marc A Brockmann, Sven R Kantelhardt, Alf Giese, Serge C Thal
INTRODUCTION: Quantification of cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is crucial in animal studies as well as clinical routine. We have developed a method for computer-based volumetric assessment of intracranial blood vessels from cross-sectional imaging data. Here we demonstrate the quantification of vasospasm from micro computed tomography (micro-CT) data in a rodent SAH model and the transferability of the volumetric approach to clinical data. METHODS: We obtained rodent data by performing an ex vivo micro-CT of murine brains after sham surgery or SAH by endovascular filament perforation on day 3 post hemorrhage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199316/knoetschkesuchus-langenbergensis-gen-nov-sp-nov-a-new-atoposaurid-crocodyliform-from-the-upper-jurassic-langenberg-quarry-lower-saxony-northwestern-germany-and-its-relationships-to-theriosuchus
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Daniela Schwarz, Maik Raddatz, Oliver Wings
We report a new, small-sized atoposaurid crocodyliform from the Upper Jurassic of Langenberg, Northeastern Germany. Atoposaurids are small-sized Mesozoic crocodyliforms of mainly European distribution, which are considered to be phylogenetically close to the origin of Eusuchia. Knoetschkesuchus langenbergensis gen. nov. sp. nov. is represented by two well-preserved skulls and additional cranial and postcranial remains representing different ontogenetic stages. 3D reconstructions of a juvenile skull based on micro-computed tomography allow the most detailed description of cranial remains of any atoposaurid hitherto presented...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198775/combining-smoothened-agonist-sag-and-nel-like-protein-1-nell-1-enhances-bone-healing
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Soonchul Lee, Chenchao Wang, Hsin Chuan Pan, Swati Shrestha, Carolyn Meyers, Catherine Ding, Jia Shen, Eric Chen, Min Lee, Chia Soo, Kang Ting, Aaron W James
BACKGROUND: Non-healing bone defects represent an immense biomedical burden. Despite recent advances in protein based bone regeneration, safety concerns over bone morphogenetic protein-2 have prompted the search for alternative factors. Previously, we examined the additive / synergistic effects of Hedgehog (Hh) and Nel-like protein-1 (NELL-1) on the osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells in vitro. Here, we sought to leverage our previous findings by applying the combination of Smoothened agonist (SAG), Hh signal activator, and NELL-1 to an in vivo critical size bone defect model...
February 13, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198555/involvement-of-cd147-in-alveolar-bone-remodeling-and-soft-tissue-degradation-in-experimental-periodontitis
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D Yang, R Liu, L Liu, H Liao, C Wang, Z Cao
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the possible roles of clusters of differentiation 147 (CD147) in bone resorption and mineralization through the bone markers of bone sialoprotein, osteocalcin, osteopontin and alkaline phosphatase (ALP), trabecular structure of alveolar bone and number of osteoclasts. We also investigated the effects of CD147 on inflammation and collagen breakdown. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-eight male Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups of seven animals each: healthy group, periodontitis group, periodontitis + saline group and periodontitis + anti-CD147 groups...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197988/in-vivo-and-in-vitro-degradation-comparison-of-pure-mg-mg-10gd-and-mg-2ag-a-short-term-study
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I Marco, A Myrissa, E Martinelli, F Feyerabend, R Willumeit-Römer, A M Weinberg, O Van der Biest
The purpose of this study was to compare short term in vitro and in vivo biodegradation studies with low purity Mg (> 99.94 %), Mg-10Gd and Mg-2Ag designed for biodegradable implant applications. Three in vitro testing conditions were applied, using (i) phosphate buffered saline (PBS), (ii) Hank's balanced salt solution (HBSS) and (iii) Dulbecco's modified eagle medium (DMEM) in 5 % CO2 under sterile conditions. Gas evolution and mass loss (ML) were assessed, as well as the degradation layer, by elemental mapping and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
February 13, 2017: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197822/enhanced-repair-of-segmental-bone-defects-in-rabbit-radius-by-porous-tantalum-scaffolds-modified-with-the-rgd-peptide
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Hui Wang, Qijia Li, Qian Wang, Hui Zhang, Wei Shi, Hongquan Gan, Huiping Song, Zhiqiang Wang
Fast and stable repair of segmental bone defects remains a challenge for clinical orthopedic surgery. In recent years, porous tantalum has been widely applied in clinical orthopedics for low modulus of elasticity, with three-dimensional microstructures similar to cancellous bone and excellent biocompatibility. To further improve bone the repairing ability of porous tantalum, the cyclo(-RGDfK-) peptide was coated on the surface of porous tantalum scaffolds. A model of 15 mm segmental defect was made at the midshaft of right radius in New Zealand White rabbits...
March 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197731/comparison-of-the-effects-of-recombinant-human-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-and-9-on-bone-formation-in-rat-calvarial-critical-size-defects
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Toshiaki Nakamura, Yoshinori Shirakata, Yukiya Shinohara, Richard J Miron, Kozue Hasegawa-Nakamura, Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi, Kazuyuki Noguchi
OBJECTIVES: Among bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) family members, BMP-2 and BMP-9 have demonstrated potent osteoinductive potential. However, in vivo differences in their potential for bone regeneration remain unclear. The present study aimed to compare the effects of recombinant human (rh) BMP-2 and rhBMP-9 on bone formation in rat calvarial critical-size defects (CSD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight Wistar rats surgically received two calvarial defects bilaterally in each parietal bone...
February 14, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196289/what-happens-to-unprepared-root-canal-walls-a-correlative-analysis-using-micro-computed-tomography-and-histology-scanning-electron-microscopy
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J F Siqueira, A R Pérez, M F Marceliano-Alves, J C Provenzano, S G Monteros, F R Pires, G C S Vieira, I N Rôças, F R F Alves
AIM: To microscopically examine the cleaning conditions of root canal walls that remained unprepared as revealed by micro-CT. METHODOLOGY: The root canals of 10 freshly extracted mandibular premolars with necrotic pulps and apical periodontitis along with the mesiobuccal canals of 11 mandibular molars with vital pulps were prepared using Reciproc instruments R40 and R25, respectively, and 2.5% sodium hypochlorite irrigation. Specimens were scanned in micro-CT before and after preparation and the unprepared areas were identified...
February 14, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196285/morphological-evaluation-of-maxillary-second-molars-with-fused-roots-a-micro-ct-study
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R Ordinola-Zapata, J N R Martins, C M Bramante, M H Villas-Boas, M H Duarte, M A Versiani
AIM: To evaluate the internal and external morphologies of fused-rooted maxillary second molars by means of micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) analysis. METHODOLOGY: One-hundred fused-rooted maxillary second molars from a Brazilian subpopulation were divided into six groups according to the root morphology. The samples were scanned at a resolution of 19.6 μm, and evaluated with regards to the external morphology of the roots, the root canal configuration, the percentage frequency of C-shaped canals and isthmuses, as well as, the morphology of the root canal system at 1, 2 and 3 mm from the anatomic apex of the fused roots...
February 14, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194470/effect-of-vanadium-on-calcium-homeostasis-osteopontin-mrna-expression-and-bone-microarchitecture-in-diabetic-rats
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Cristina Sanchez-Gonzalez, Laura Moreno, Carlos Lopez-Chaves, Elena Nebot, Peter Pietschmann, Alba Rodriguez-Nogales, Julio Galvez, María Montes-Bayon, Alfredo Sanz-Medel, Juan Llopis
The aim of this study was to examine whether alterations caused by diabetes in calcium homeostasis, expression of osteopontin and the microarchitecture of bone are corrected by exposure to vanadium. Four study groups were examined over a period of five weeks: control (C), diabetic (DM), diabetic treated with 1 mg V per d (DMV), and diabetic treated with 3 mg V per d (DMVH). Vanadium was supplied in drinking water as bis(maltolato)oxovanadium(iv). Calcium was measured in the food, faeces, urine, serum, kidneys, liver, muscles, and femur...
February 14, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194313/off-the-scale-a-new-species-of-fish-scale-gecko-squamata-gekkonidae-geckolepis-with-exceptionally-large-scales
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Mark D Scherz, Juan D Daza, Jörn Köhler, Miguel Vences, Frank Glaw
The gecko genus Geckolepis, endemic to Madagascar and the Comoro archipelago, is taxonomically challenging. One reason is its members ability to autotomize a large portion of their scales when grasped or touched, most likely to escape predation. Based on an integrative taxonomic approach including external morphology, morphometrics, genetics, pholidosis, and osteology, we here describe the first new species from this genus in 75 years: Geckolepis megalepissp. nov. from the limestone karst of Ankarana in northern Madagascar...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191761/angiogenic-potential-of-human-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-chondrocyte-brick-enriched-constructs-promoted-stable-regeneration-of-craniofacial-cartilage
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Zhiye Li, Ruikai Ba, Zhifa Wang, Jianhua Wei, Yimin Zhao, Wei Wu
Craniofacial deformities caused by congenital defects or trauma remain challenges for clinicians, whereas current surgical interventions present limited therapeutic outcomes. Injection of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) into the defect is highly desirable because such a procedure is microinvasive and grafts are more flexible to fill the lesions. However, preventing hypertrophic transition and morphological contraction remain significant challenges. We have developed an "all host derived" cell transplantation system composed of chondrocyte brick (CB)-enriched platelet-rich plasma (P) gel and BMSCs (B)...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187077/comparison-of-synchrotron-radiation-based-propagation-phase-contrast-imaging-and-conventional-micro-computed-tomography-for-assessing-intervertebral-discs-and-endplates-in-a-murine-model
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Jianzhong Hu, Shuangfei Ni, Yong Cao, Xiaokai Wang, Shenghui Liao, Hongbin Lu
STUDY DESIGN: The synchrotron radiation based micro-CT (SRμCT) and micro-CT (μCT) were applied to comparatively assess the intervertebral disc (IVD) and endplate (EP). OBJECTIVE: To explore a new approach to evaluate the detailed structure of the IVD and EP during maturation and aging in a murine model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: To date, methods to observe the morphological changes in the IVD and EP from rodent have been relatively limited...
February 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182298/looking-into-the-puparium-micro-ct-visualization-of-the-internal-morphological-changes-during-metamorphosis-of-the-blow-fly-calliphora-vicina-with-the-first-quantitative-analysis-of-organ-development-in-cyclorrhaphous-dipterans
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Daniel Martín-Vega, Thomas J Simonsen, Martin J R Hall
Metamorphosis of cyclorrhaphous flies takes place inside a barrel-like puparium, formed by the shrinking, hardening and darkening of the third-instar larval cuticle. The opacity of this structure hampers the visualization of the morphological changes occurring inside and therefore a full understanding of the metamorphosis process. Here, we use micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) to describe the internal morphological changes that occur during metamorphosis of the blow fly, Calliphora vicina Robineau-Desvoidy 1830 (Diptera: Calliphoridae) at a greater temporal resolution than anything hitherto published...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181789/a-novel-image-processing-technique-for-three-dimensional-volumetric-analysis-of-severely-resorbed-alveolar-sockets-with-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Valeria Manavella, Federica Romano, Federica Garrone, Mara Terzini, Cristina Bignardi, Mario Aimetti
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to present and validate a novel procedure for the quantitative volumetric assessment of extraction sockets that combines Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) and image processing techniques. METHODS: The CBCT dataset of 9 severely resorbed extraction sockets was analyzed by means of two image processing software, Image J and Mimics, using manual and automated segmentation techniques. They were also applied on 5 mm spherical aluminum markers of known volume and on a polyvinyl chloride model of one alveolar socket scanned with Micro-CT to test the accuracy...
February 9, 2017: Minerva Stomatologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181677/application-of-sensitive-high-resolution-imaging-at-a-commercial-lab-based-x-ray-micro-ct-system-using-propagation-based-phase-retrieval
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P Bidola, K Morgan, M Willner, A Fehringer, S Allner, F Prade, F Pfeiffer, K Achterhold
Several dedicated commercial lab-based micro-computed tomography (μCT) systems exist, which provide high-resolution images of samples, with the capability to also deliver in-line phase contrast. X-ray phase contrast is particularly beneficial when visualizing very small features and weakly absorbing samples. The raw measured projections will include both phase and absorption effects. Extending our previous work that addressed the optimization of experimental conditions at the commercial ZEISS Xradia 500 Versa system, single-distance phase-contrast imaging is demonstrated on complex biological and material samples...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178188/effect-of-silver-diamine-fluoride-and-potassium-iodide-treatment-on-secondary-caries-prevention-and-tooth-discolouration-in-cervical-glass-ionomer-cement-restoration
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Irene Shuping Zhao, May Lei Mei, Michael F Burrow, Edward Chin-Man Lo, Chun-Hung Chu
This study investigated the effect of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) and potassium iodide (KI) treatment on secondary caries prevention and tooth discolouration in glass ionomer cement (GIC) restoration. Cervical GIC restorations were done on 30 premolars with: Group 1, SDF + KI; Group 2, SDF (positive control); Group 3, no treatment (negative control). After cariogenic biofilm challenge, the demineralisation of dentine adjacent to the restoration was evaluated using micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy...
February 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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