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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785931/first-bone-cracking-dog-coprolites-provide-new-insight-into-bone-consumption-in-borophagus-and-their-unique-ecological-niche
#1
Xiaoming Wang, Stuart C White, Mairin Balisi, Jacob Biewer, Julia Sankey, Dennis Garber, Z Jack Tseng
Borophagine canids have long been hypothesized to be North American ecological 'avatars' of living hyenas in Africa and Asia, but direct fossil evidence of hyena-like bone consumption is hitherto unknown. We report rare coprolites (fossilized feces) of Borophagus parvus from the late Miocene of California and, for the first time, describe unambiguous evidence that these predatory canids ingested large amounts of bone. Surface morphology, micro-CT analyses, and contextual information reveal (1) droppings in concentrations signifying scent-marking behavior, similar to latrines used by living social carnivorans; (2) routine consumption of skeletons; (3) undissolved bones inside coprolites indicating gastrointestinal similarity to modern striped and brown hyenas; (4) B...
May 22, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784654/preliminary-study-into-the-skeletal-injuries-sustained-to-the-spine-from-posterior-non-perforating-ballistic-impacts-into-body-armour
#2
Rosalind M Jennings, C Malbon, F Brock, S E Harrisson, D J Carr
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this paper was to examine any injuries from posterior behind armour blunt trauma ballistic impacts directly over the spine onto typical hard body armours. Due to the spine being close to the surface of the skin and a lack of any previous specific research into this topic, this study was designed to gain preliminary insight into the mechanisms involved and injuries caused. Pigs were chosen as the closest representative of human spine, tissue and skin, although their spines are deeper under the surface than humans...
May 21, 2018: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781766/significant-suppression-of-ct-radiation-induced-dna-damage-in-normal-human-cells-by-the-prc-210-radioprotector
#3
Frank Jermusek, Chelsea Benedict, Emma Dreischmeier, Michael Brand, Michael Uder, Justin J Jeffery, Frank N Ranallo, William E Fahl
While computed tomography (CT) is now commonly used and considered to be clinically valuable, significant DNA double-strand breaks (γ-H2AX foci) in white blood cells from adult and pediatric CT patients have been frequently reported. In this study to determine whether γ-H2AX foci and X-ray-induced naked DNA damage are suppressed by administration of the PrC-210 radioprotector, human blood samples were irradiated in a CT scanner at 50-150 mGy with or without PrC-210, and γ-H2AX foci were scored. X-ray-induced naked DNA damage was also studied, and the DNA protective efficacy of PrC-210 was compared against 12 other common "antioxidants...
May 21, 2018: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781536/resorption-of-the-mandibular-residual-ridge-a-micro-ct-and-histomorphometrical-analysis
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Hannah Dekker, Engelbert A J M Schulten, Chris M Ten Bruggenkate, Elisabeth Bloemena, Leo van Ruijven, Nathalie Bravenboer
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether the extent of mandibular resorption and gender is related to the bone turnover and microarchitecture of the edentulous mandible. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: A mandibular bone sample was obtained at canine position from 36 edentulous participants (50% women; mean age: 65 years) during dental implant surgery. All female participants were postmenopausal. Mandibular height, duration of edentulous state and resorption pattern (Cawood classification) were recorded...
May 21, 2018: Gerodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781224/influence-of-different-drilling-preparation-on-cortical-bone-a-biomechanical-histological-and-micro-ct-study-on-sheep
#5
Michele Stocchero, Marco Toia, Yohei Jinno, Francesca Cecchinato, Jonas P Becktor, Yoshihito Naito, Anders Halldin, Ryo Jimbo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the extent of cortical bone remodeling between two different drilling protocols by means of histomorphometric, µ-CT, and biomechanical analyses. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 48 implants were inserted into the mandible of six sheep following two drilling protocols: Group A (Test, n = 24), undersized preparation; Group B (Control, n = 24), non-undersized preparation. The animals were euthanatized to obtain 5 and 10 weeks of implantation time...
May 20, 2018: Clinical Oral Implants Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781194/paraneoplastic-autoimmune-encephalitis-associated-with-pleomorphic-lung-carcinoma-an-autopsy-case-report
#6
Takashi Ando, Yoji Goto, Kazuo Mano, Fumio Nomura, Masako Kurashige, Masafumi Ito, Maya Mimuro, Yasushi Iwasaki, Masahisa Katsuno, Mari Yoshida
A 64-year-old man was admitted with acute onset disturbed consciousness. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis revealed pleocytosis and elevated protein, with negative cultures and PCR. Serum antibodies for autoimmune encephalitis were also negative. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was unremarkable, but whole-body CT scan showed a tumor in the left lower lung lobe. Bronchial brush cytology demonstrated clusters of malignant cells, and 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography showed multiple lesions and increased uptake in the lung tumor...
May 20, 2018: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781183/a-comparison-of-1-and-3-2-mhz-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-on-osteogenesis-on-porous-titanium-alloy-scaffolds-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
#7
Lifang Feng, Xiaohan Liu, Hongjuan Cao, Limei Qin, Wentao Hou, Lin Wu
OBJECTIVES: Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) combined with porous scaffolds can be used as a new therapy to treat bone defect repair. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of 1 and 3.2 MHz LIPUS on osteogenesis on porous Ti64 alloy scaffolds for both in vitro and in vivo studies. METHODS: Scaffolds were randomly divided into the high-frequency ultrasound group, low-frequency ultrasound group, and control group. Mouse pre-osteoblast cells were cultured with porous Ti-6Al-4V scaffolds in vitro to evaluate cell proliferation and differentiation...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779212/periodontal-regeneration-via-chemo-attractive-constructs
#8
Xinjie Cai, Fang Yang, X Frank Walboomers, Yining Wang, John A Jansen, Jeroen J J P van den Beucken, Adelina S Plachokova
AIM: Chemo-attractants, such as stromal cell-derived factor-1α (SDF-1α), can offer an advantage for periodontal regeneration by recruiting the patient's own stem cells to stimulate self-repair. We here developed a chemo-attractive construct for periodontal regeneration using SDF-1α and evaluated its efficacy in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: SDF-1α was loaded on gelatin sponge and tested in vitro for SDF-1α release. Subsequently, SDF-1α constructs were implanted into rat periodontal defects for 1 and 6 weeks, with unloaded materials and empty defects as controls...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772691/periodontal-tissues-maxillary-jaw-bone-and-tooth-regeneration-approaches-from-animal-models-analyses-to-clinical-applications
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REVIEW
Fareeha Batool, Marion Strub, Catherine Petit, Isaac Maximiliano Bugueno, Fabien Bornert, François Clauss, Olivier Huck, Sabine Kuchler-Bopp, Nadia Benkirane-Jessel
This review encompasses different pre-clinical bioengineering approaches for periodontal tissues, maxillary jaw bone, and the entire tooth. Moreover, it sheds light on their potential clinical therapeutic applications in the field of regenerative medicine. Herein, the electrospinning method for the synthesis of polycaprolactone (PCL) membranes, that are capable of mimicking the extracellular matrix (ECM), has been described. Furthermore, their functionalization with cyclosporine A (CsA), bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2), or anti-inflammatory drugs' nanoreservoirs has been demonstrated to induce a localized and targeted action of these molecules after implantation in the maxillary jaw bone...
May 16, 2018: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771856/vitamin-e-phosphate-coating-stimulates-bone-deposition-in-implant-related-infections-in-a-rat-model
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Arianna B Lovati, Marta Bottagisio, Susanna Maraldi, Martina B Violatto, Monica Bortolin, Elena De Vecchi, Paolo Bigini, Lorenzo Drago, Carlo L Romanò
BACKGROUND: Implant-related infections are associated with impaired bone healing and osseointegration. In vitro antiadhesive and antibacterial properties and in vivo antiinflammatory effects protecting against bone loss of various formulations of vitamin E have been demonstrated in animal models. However, to the best of our knowledge, no in vivo studies have demonstrated the synergistic activity of vitamin E in preventing bacterial adhesion to orthopaedic implants, thus supporting the bone-implant integration...
June 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770532/novel-approaches-to-study-coronary-vasculature-development-in-mice
#11
Hana Kolesová, Martin Bartoš, Wan Chin Hsieh, Veronika Olejníčková, David Sedmera
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery development is an intensely studied field. Mice are a popular genetic model for developmental studies, but there is no widely accepted protocol for high-throughput, high-resolution imaging of their developmental and adult coronary artery anatomy. RESULTS: Using tissue clearing protocols and confocal microscopy, we have analyzed embryonic and juvenile mouse hearts in Cx40:GFP knock-in models with a special focus on septal artery development...
May 17, 2018: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769595/turbulence-and-cavitation-suppression-by-quaternary-ammonium-salt-additives
#12
Homa Naseri, Kieran Trickett, Nicholas Mitroglou, Ioannis Karathanassis, Phoevos Koukouvinis, Manolis Gavaises, Robert Barbour, Dale Diamond, Sarah E Rogers, Maurizio Santini, Jin Wang
We identify the physical mechanism through which newly developed quaternary ammonium salt (QAS) deposit control additives (DCAs) affect the rheological properties of cavitating turbulent flows, resulting in an increase in the volumetric efficiency of clean injectors fuelled with diesel or biodiesel fuels. Quaternary ammonium surfactants with appropriate counterions can be very effective in reducing the turbulent drag in aqueous solutions, however, less is known about the effect of such surfactants in oil-based solvents or in cavitating flow conditions...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769576/motion-compensated-micro-ct-reconstruction-for-in-situ-analysis-of-dynamic-processes
#13
Thomas De Schryver, Manuel Dierick, Marjolein Heyndrickx, Jeroen Van Stappen, Marijn A Boone, Luc Van Hoorebeke, Matthieu N Boone
This work presents a framework to exploit the synergy between Digital Volume Correlation (DVC) and iterative CT reconstruction to enhance the quality of high-resolution dynamic X-ray CT (4D-µCT) and obtain quantitative results from the acquired dataset in the form of 3D strain maps which can be directly correlated to the material properties. Furthermore, we show that the developed framework is capable of strongly reducing motion artifacts even in a dataset containing a single 360° rotation.
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764734/can-the-contralateral-limb-be-used-as-a-control-during-the-growing-period-in-a-rodent-model
#14
Tanvir Mustafy, Irène Londono, Isabelle Villemure
The contralateral limb is often used as a control in various clinical, forensic and anthropological studies. However, no studies have been performed to determine if the contra-lateral limb is a suitable control during the bone development period. The aim of this study was to determine the bilateral symmetry of growing rat tibiae in terms of geometric shape, mechanical strength and bone morphological parameters with developmental stages. Left and right tibias of 18 male Sprague-Dawley rats at 4, 8 and 12 weeks of age were scanned with micro-CT for bone-morphometric evaluation and for 3D deviation analysis to quantify the geometric shape variations between left and right tibiae...
May 12, 2018: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763498/effect-of-avocado-soybean-unsaponifiables-asu-on-osseointegration-in-rats-with-experimental-arthritis
#15
Luiz Guilherme Freitas de Paula, Guilherme José Pimentel Lopes de Oliveira, Felipe Eduardo Pinotti, Bruna Biagioni Grecchi, Sabrina Garcia de Aquino, Rosemary Adriana Chiérici Marcantonio
PURPOSE: To evaluate the influence of the use of avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASU) on osseointegration of implants in animals with experimental arthritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred twenty rats were randomly divided into four groups: CTR, healthy animals and saline solution administration; ASU, healthy animals and ASU administration; ART, arthritic animals and saline solution administration; and ART/ASU, arthritic animals and ASU administration. The solutions were administered daily by gavage, beginning 7 days before the surgical procedures until the completion of the experimental period (15, 30, and 60 days after the placement of the implants in the tibia)...
May 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763348/histological-alterations-from-condyle-repositioning-with-functional-appliances-in-rats
#16
Michiko Nakatsuka, Shunji Kumabe
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to assess the morphological and histological alterations of the condyle of rats undergoing forward mandibular repositioning via functional appliance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Functional appliances were mounted onto the upper jaws of rats. Morphological analysis was conducted on micro-CT images of sacrificed animals. Histological changes in condyle were examined by immunohistochemistry using proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), matrix metalloproteases (MMPs), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMP-1), interleukin 1b (IL-1β), Aggrecan and Type II collagen...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761982/-study-on-the-geometric-characteristics-and-distribution-of-porosities-in-three-dimensional-printed-ti-6al-4v-titanium-alloy
#17
Zhipeng Wan, Wentao Jiang, Chong Wang, Qingyuan Wang, Yalan Li
Three dimensional (3D) printing is considered as an advanced manufacturing technology because of its additive nature. Electron beam melting (EBM) is a widely used 3D printing processes for the manufacturing of metal components. However, the products printed via this process generally contain micro porosities which affect mechanical properties, especially the fatigue property. In this paper, two types of EBM printed samples of the Ti-6Al-4V alloy, one with a round cross section and the other with a triangle cross section, were employed to investigate the existence of porosities using computed tomography (CT)...
October 1, 2017: Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue za Zhi, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Shengwu Yixue Gongchengxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761549/sprifermin-treatment-enhances-cartilage-integration-in-an-in-vitro-repair-model
#18
Mackenzie L Sennett, Gregory R Meloni, Alexandra J E Farran, Hans Guehring, Robert L Mauck, George R Dodge
Cartilage integration remains a clinical challenge for treatment of focal articular defects. Cartilage exhibits limited healing capacity that declines with tissue maturation. Many approaches have been investigated for their ability to stimulate healing of mature cartilage or integration of repair tissue or tissue-engineered constructs with native cartilage. Growth factors present in immature tissue may enhance chondrogenesis and promote integrative repair of cartilage defects. In this study, we assessed the role of one such factor, fibroblast growth factor 18 (FGF18)...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758548/stromal-cell-derived-factor-sdf-1-alpha-overexpression-promotes-bone-regeneration-by-osteogenesis-and-angiogenesis-in-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head
#19
Fan Yang, Feng Xue, Junjie Guan, Zeng Zhang, Jimin Yin, Qingling Kang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is a devastating orthopedic disease. Previous studies suggested that stromal-cell-derived factor (SDF)-1 was involved in osteogenesis and angiogenesis. However, whether SDF-1 potentiates the angiogenesis and osteogenesis of bone marrow-derived stromal stem cells (BMSCs) in ONFH is not clear. METHODS: BMSCs were transfected with green fluorescent protein (GFP) or the fusion gene encoding GFP and SDF-1α, and transgenic efficacy was monitored by immunofluorescence...
May 7, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758447/experimental-sharp-force-injuries-to-ribs-multimodal-morphological-and-geometric-morphometric-analyses-using-micro-ct-macro-photography-and-sem
#20
Larissa Komo, Martin Grassberger
Tool marks on bones induced by knife blades can be analysed morphometrically in order to enable an allocation of the suspected "inflicting weapon" to the particular morphology of the bone lesions. Until now, geometric morphometrics has not been used to analyse the morphology of knife lesions on fleshed bones in detail. By using twelve experimental knives and a drop weight tower, stab/cut injuries were inflicted on untreated pig ribs. The morphology of the experimentally produced lesions was subsequently recorded with three imaging techniques (μCT, macro photography and SEM) and analysed with different morphometric software (Amira, tps and Morpheus)...
May 1, 2018: Forensic Science International
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