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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532034/in-vivo-investigations-and-cytotoxicity-tests-on-ti-zr-based-metallic-glasses-with-various-cu-contents
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C H Lin, C H Chen, Y S Huang, C H Huang, J C Huang, J S C Jang, Y S Lin
The Ti/Zr-based metallic glasses (MGs) with various Cu contents are prepared, with nominal compositions of Ti45Zr40Si15 (Cu-free), Ti45Zr40Si10Cu5 (low-Cu), and Ti45Zr20Cu35 (high-Cu). The mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, and in-vitro biocompatibility of these MGs are investigated by means of nano-indentation, electrochemical analyses, MTS assays and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, as well as in-vivo biocompatibility in terms of scanning electron microscopy, micro-CT scans and histological observations...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531801/ace-2-ang1-7-mas-cascade-mediates-ace-inhibitor-captopril-protective-effects-in-estrogen-deficient-osteoporotic-rats
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Hatem M Abuohashish, Mohammed M Ahmed, Dina Sabry, Mahmoud M Khattab, Salim S Al-Rejaie
The local role of the renin angiotensin system (RAS) was documented recently beside its conventional systemic functions. Studies showed that the effector angiotensin II (AngII) alters bone health, while inhibition of the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE-1) preserved these effects. The newly identified Ang1-7 exerts numerous beneficial effects opposing the AngII. Thus, the current study examines the role of Ang1-7 in mediating the osteo-preservative effects of ACEI (captopril) through the G-protein coupled Mas receptor using an ovariectomized (OVX) rat model of osteoporosis...
May 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530133/efficacy-of-a-self-assembling-peptide-hydrogel-spg-178-gel-for-bone-regeneration-and-three-dimensional-osteogenic-induction-of-dental-pulp-stem-cells
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Jun Tsukamoto, Keiko Naruse, Yusuke Nagai, Shuhei Kan, Nobuhisa Nakamura, Masaki Hata, Maiko Omi, Tatsuhide Hayashi, Tatsushi Kawai, Tatsuaki Matsubara
The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a self-assembling peptide hydrogel as a scaffold for bone regeneration. We used a neutral and injectable self-assembling peptide hydrogel, SPG-178-Gel. Bone defects (5 mm in diameter) in rat calvarial bones were filled with a mixture of alpha-modified Eagle's medium and the peptide hydrogel. Three weeks after surgery, soft X-ray and micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) images of the gel-treated bones showed new bone formations in the periphery and in central areas of the defects...
May 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530131/a-novel-combination-of-a-polycaprolactone-fumarate-pclf-scaffold-with-polyethylene-terephthalate-pet-sutures-for-intra-articular-ligament-regeneration
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Joshua Parry, Eric R Wagner, Peter Kok, Mahrokh Dadsetan, Michael J Yaszemski, Andre J van Wijnen, Sanjeev Kakar
Intra-articular ligamentous injuries are typically unrepairable and have limited outcomes after graft reconstruction. A combination of porous polycaprolactone fumarate (PCLF) scaffolds with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) sutures was developed with the goal of regenerating intra-articular ligaments. Scaffolds were fabricated by injecting PCLF over 3D-printed molds containing two strands of PET suture down its central pore followed by crosslinking. Scaffolds were seeded with human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from adipose tissue...
May 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529633/noninvasive-assessment-of-elimination-and-retention-using-ct-fmt-and-kinetic-whole-body-modeling
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Wa'el Al Rawashdeh, Simin Zuo, Andrea Melle, Lia Appold, Susanne Koletnik, Yoanna Tsvetkova, Nataliia Beztsinna, Andrij Pich, Twan Lammers, Fabian Kiessling, Felix Gremse
Fluorescence-mediated tomography (FMT) is a quantitative three-dimensional imaging technique for preclinical research applications. The combination with micro-computed tomography (µCT) enables improved reconstruction and analysis. The aim of this study is to assess the potential of µCT-FMT and kinetic modeling to determine elimination and retention of typical model drugs and drug delivery systems. We selected four fluorescent probes with different but well-known biodistribution and elimination routes: Indocyanine green (ICG), hydroxyapatite-binding OsteoSense (OS), biodegradable nanogels (NG) and microbubbles (MB)...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527036/osteogenesis-ability-of-cad-cam-porous-zirconia-scaffolds-enriched-with-nano-hydroxyapatite-particles
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Moustafa N Aboushelib, Rehab Shawky
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate osteogenesis ability of CAD/CAM porous zirconia scaffolds enriched with hydroxy apatite used to augment large boney defects in a dog model. METHODS: Surgical defects were made bilaterally on the lower jaw of 12 Beagle dogs. Cone beam CT images were used to create three dimensional images of the healed defects. Porous zirconia scaffolds were fabricated by milling custom made CAD/CAM blocks into the desired shape. After sintering, the pores of half of the scaffolds were filled with a nano-hydroxy apatite (HA) powder while the other half served as control...
December 2017: International Journal of Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526874/radiopaque-resorbable-inferior-vena-cava-filter-infused-with-gold-nanoparticles
#7
Li Tian, Patrick Lee, Burapol Singhana, Aaron Chen, Yang Qiao, Linfeng Lu, Jonathan O Martinez, Ennio Tasciotti, Adam Melancon, Steven Huang, Mitch Eggers, Marites P Melancon
Failure to remove a retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter can cause severe complications with high treatment costs. Polydioxanone (PPDO) has been shown to be a good candidate material for resorbable IVC filters. However, PPDO is radioluscent under conventional imaging modalities. Thus, the positioning and integrity of these PPDO filters cannot be monitored by computed tomography (CT) or x-ray. Here we report the development of radiopaque PPDO IVC filters based on gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). Commercially available PPDO sutures were infused with AuNPs...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524179/a-fkbp5-mutation-is-associated-with-paget-s-disease-of-bone-and-enhances-osteoclastogenesis
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Bingru Lu, Yulian Jiao, Yinchang Wang, Jing Dong, Muyun Wei, Bin Cui, Yafang Sun, Laicheng Wang, Bingchang Zhang, Zijiang Chen, Yueran Zhao
Paget's disease of bone (PDB) is a common metabolic bone disease that is characterized by aberrant focal bone remodeling, which is caused by excessive osteoclastic bone resorption followed by disorganized osteoblastic bone formation. Genetic factors are a critical determinant of PDB pathogenesis, and several susceptibility genes and loci have been reported, including SQSTM1, TNFSF11A, TNFRSF11B, VCP, OPTN, CSF1 and DCSTAMP. Herein, we report a case of Chinese familial PDB without mutations in known genes and identify a novel c...
May 19, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522161/effect-of-blue-and-violet-light-on-polymerization-shrinkage-vectors-of-a-cq-tpo-containing-composite
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Camila S Sampaio, Pablo J Atria, Frederick A Rueggeberg, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Marcelo Giannini, Paulo G Coelho, Ronaldo Hirata, Regina M Puppin-Rontani
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of light-curing wavelengths on composite filler particle displacement, and thus to visualize localized polymerization shrinkage in a resin-based composite (RBC) containing camphorquinone (CQ) and Lucirin TPO (TPO). METHODS: Three light-curing units (LCUs) were used to light-cure a RBC containing CQ and TPO: a violet-only, a blue-only, and a dual-wavelength, conventional (Polywave(®), emitting violet and blue wavelengths simultaneously)...
May 15, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518081/determining-glucose-metabolism-kinetics-using-18f-fdg-micro-pet-ct
#10
Blake J Cochran, William J Ryder, Arvind Parmar, Kerstin Klaeser, Anthonin Reilhac, Georgios I Angelis, Steven R Meikle, Philip J Barter, Kerry-Anne Rye
This paper describes the use of (18)F-FDG and micro-PET/CT imaging to determine in vivo glucose metabolism kinetics in mice (and is transferable to rats). Impaired uptake and metabolism of glucose in multiple organ systems due to insulin resistance is a hallmark of type 2 diabetes. The ability of this technique to extract an image-derived input function from the vena cava using an iterative deconvolution method eliminates the requirement of the collection of arterial blood samples. Fitting of tissue and vena cava time activity curves to a two-tissue, three compartment model permits the estimation of kinetic micro-parameters related to the (18)F-FDG uptake from the plasma to the intracellular space, the rate of transport from intracellular space to plasma and the rate of (18)F-FDG phosphorylation...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518064/an-experimental-and-finite-element-protocol-to-investigate-the-transport-of-neutral-and-charged-solutes-across-articular-cartilage
#11
Vahid Arbabi, Behdad Pouran, Amir A Zadpoor, Harrie Weinans
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a debilitating disease that is associated with degeneration of articular cartilage and subchondral bone. Degeneration of articular cartilage impairs its load-bearing function substantially as it experiences tremendous chemical degradation, i.e. proteoglycan loss and collagen fibril disruption. One promising way to investigate chemical damage mechanisms during OA is to expose the cartilage specimens to an external solute and monitor the diffusion of the molecules. The degree of cartilage damage (i...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517034/comparative-musculoskeletal-anatomy-of-chameleon-limbs-with-implications-for-the-evolution-of-arboreal-locomotion-in-lizards-and-for-teratology
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Julia L Molnar, Raul E Diaz, Tautis Skorka, Grant Dagliyan, Rui Diogo
Chameleon species have recently been adopted as models for evo-devo and macroevolutionary processes. However, most anatomical and developmental studies of chameleons focus on the skeleton, and information about their soft tissues is scarce. Here, we provide a detailed morphological description based on contrast enhanced micro-CT scans and dissections of the adult phenotype of all the forelimb and hindlimb muscles of the Veiled Chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus) and compare these muscles with those of other chameleons and lizards...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516133/transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-with-celiac-axis-occlusion-using-pancreaticoduodenal-arcade-as-a-challenging-alternative-route
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Noha M Attia, Moustafa H M Othman
INTRODUCTION: Celiac axis occlusion is a challenging condition when catheterization of the hepatic artery is required for chemoembolization of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). As a result, the hepatic artery has to be catheterized through the pancreaticoduodenal arcades (PDA) and the gastroduodenal artery (GDA) from the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) which is a tortuous course with acute angles and small caliber branches. OBJECTIVE: To assess new techniques for facilitating catheterization of the tortuous PDA and the GDA to reach the proper hepatic artery (PHA) and tumor-feeding branches in patients with celiac axis occlusion undergoing chemoembolization of HCC...
2017: European Journal of Radiology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515458/floccular-fossa-size-is-not-a-reliable-proxy-of-ecology-and-behaviour-in-vertebrates
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S Ferreira-Cardoso, R Araújo, N E Martins, G G Martins, S Walsh, R M S Martins, N Kardjilov, I Manke, A Hilger, R Castanhinha
The cerebellar floccular and parafloccular lobes are housed in fossae of the periotic region of the skull of different vertebrates. Experimental evidence indicates that the lobes integrate visual and vestibular information and control the vestibulo-ocular reflex, vestibulo-collic reflex, smooth pursuit and gaze holding. Multiple paleoneuroanatomy studies have deduced the behaviour of fossil vertebrates by measuring the floccular fossae (FF). These studies assumed that there are correlations between FF volume and behaviour...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509869/experimental-approach-for-the-uncertainty-assessment-of-3d-complex-geometry-dimensional-measurements-using-computed-tomography-at-the-mm-and-sub-mm-scales
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Roberto Jiménez, Marta Torralba, José A Yagüe-Fabra, Sinué Ontiveros, Guido Tosello
The dimensional verification of miniaturized components with 3D complex geometries is particularly challenging. Computed Tomography (CT) can represent a suitable alternative solution to micro metrology tools based on optical and tactile techniques. However, the establishment of CT systems' traceability when measuring 3D complex geometries is still an open issue. In this work, an alternative method for the measurement uncertainty assessment of 3D complex geometries by using CT is presented. The method is based on the micro-CT system Maximum Permissible Error (MPE) estimation, determined experimentally by using several calibrated reference artefacts...
May 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507313/chronic-intrahypothalamic-rather-than-subcutaneous-liraglutide-treatment-reduces-body-weight-gain-and-stimulates-the-melanocortin-receptor-system
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K Kaineder, T Birngruber, G Rauter, B Obermüller, J Eichler, J Münzker, W Al-Zoughbi, S I Mautner, S S Torekov, B Hartmann, P Kotzbeck, T R Pieber
BACKGROUND: The GLP-1 receptor agonist liraglutide is marketed for obesity treatment where it induces body weight reduction possibly via the hypothalamus, which regulates energy homeostasis. In animal studies, acute liraglutide treatment triggers satiety, weight loss and activates thermogenesis in adipose tissue. However, the precise mechanisms how liraglutide affects in particular chronic weight loss are still under investigation. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate whether chronic hypothalamic or chronic subcutaneous administration of liraglutide induces sustained weight loss through altered adipose tissue function and to what extent hypothalamic neuronal appetite regulators are involved in the liraglutide-induced weight loss in healthy lean rats on a normal diet...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504417/laser-preparation-of-geometrically-optimised-samples-for-x-ray-nano-ct
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J J Bailey, T M M Heenan, D P Finegan, X Lu, S R Daemi, F Iacoviello, N R Backeberg, O O Taiwo, D J L Brett, A Atkinson, P R Shearing
A robust and versatile sample preparation technique for the fabrication of cylindrical pillars for imaging by X-ray nano-computed tomography (nano-CT) is presented. The procedure employs simple, cost-effective laser micro-machining coupled with focused-ion beam (FIB) milling, when required, to yield mechanically robust samples at the micrometre length-scale to match the field-of-view (FOV) for nano-CT imaging. A variety of energy and geological materials are exhibited as case studies, demonstrating the procedure can be applied to a variety of materials to provide geometrically optimised samples whose size and shape are tailored to the attenuation coefficients of the constituent phases...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502898/development-of-modified-release-3d-printed-tablets-printlets-with-pharmaceutical-excipients-using-additive-manufacturing
#18
Alvaro Goyanes, Fabrizio Fina, Annalisa Martorana, Daniel Sedough, Simon Gaisford, Abdul W Basit
The aim of this study was to manufacture 3D printed tablets (printlets) from enteric polymers by single filament fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing (3DP). Hot melt extrusion was used to generate paracetamol-loaded filaments from three different grades of the pharmaceutical excipient hypromellose acetate succinate (HPMCAS), grades LG, MG and HG. One-step 3DP was used to process these filaments into enteric printlets incorporating up to 50% drug loading with two different infill percentages (20 and 100%)...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502669/biomimetic-tendon-extracellular-matrix-composite-gradient-scaffold-enhances-ligament-to-bone-junction-reconstruction
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Huanhuan Liu, Long Yang, Erchen Zhang, Rui Zhang, Dandan Cai, Shouan Zhu, Jisheng Ran, Varitsara Bunpetch, Youzhi Cai, Boon Chin Heng, Yejun Hu, Xuesong Dai, Xiao Chen, Hongwei Ouyang
Management of ligament/tendon-to-bone-junction healing remains a formidable challenge in the field of orthopedic medicine to date, due to deficient vascularity and multi-tissue transitional structure of the junction. Numerous strategies have been employed to improve ligament-bone junction healing, including delivery of stem cells, bioactive factors, and synthetic materials, but these methods are often inadequate at recapitulating the complex structure-function relationships at native tissue interfaces. Here, we developed an easily-fabricated and effective biomimetic composite to promote the regeneration of ligament-bone junction by physically modifying the tendon extracellular matrix (ECM) into a Random-Aligned-Random composite using ultrasound treatment...
May 11, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500874/effects-of-intermittent-low-dose-parathyroid-hormone-treatment-on-rapid-mandibular-distraction-osteogenesis-in-rabbits
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Bin Ye, Yunfeng Li, Songsong Zhu, Shengjun Sun, Jing Hu, Shujuan Zou
PURPOSE: To determine whether low-dose recombinant human parathyroid hormone (rhPTH) would have a beneficial effect on regenerate healing and surrounding bone in a rabbit model of rapid mandibular distraction osteogenesis (DO). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight rabbits underwent unilateral mandibular lengthening at a rapid rate of 2 mm per day for 5 days. From the first day of DO, the experimental group received daily subcutaneous injections of rhPTH 10 μg/kg for 30 days and the control group received the same volume of saline (n = 14 in each group)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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