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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910974/fine-tuning-terminal-solvent-ligands-to-rationally-enhance-the-energy-barrier-in-dinuclear-dysprosium-single-molecule-magnets
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Kun Zhang, Chen Yuan, Fu-Sheng Guo, Yi-Quan Zhang, Yao-Yu Wang
In search of simple approaches to rationally enhance the energy barriers in polynuclear dysprosium single-molecule magnets, a new system containing two structurally closely related dinuclear dysprosium complexes, namely [Dy2(L)2(DBM)2(DMF)2] (1) and [Dy2(L)2(DBM)2(DMA)2]·2DMA (2) (HDBM = dibenzoylmethane, H2L = 2-hydroxy-N'-(2-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzylidene)benzohydrazide), is introduced and the structure-dependent magnetic properties are investigated. The two complexes display only slight variations in the coordination geometries of the Dy(iii) ion but display remarkably different magnetic behaviors...
December 2, 2016: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909656/outcomes-of-demineralized-bone-matrix-enriched-with-concentrated-bone-marrow-aspirate-in-lumbar-fusion
#2
Remi M Ajiboye, Mark A Eckardt, Jason T Hamamoto, Benjamin Plotkin, Michael D Daubs, Jeffrey C Wang
BACKGROUND: Multiple studies have demonstrated that a significant amount of variability exists in various demineralized bone matrix (DBM) formulations, which casts doubts on its reliability in consistently promoting fusion. Bone marrow aspirate (BMA) is a cellular based graft that contains mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and growth factors can confer osteogenic and osteoinductive potential to DBM. The goal of this study was to describe the outcome of DBM enriched with concentrated BMA in patients undergoing combined lumbar interbody and posterolateral fusion...
2016: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909654/bone-substitutes-and-expanders-in-spine-surgery-a-review-of-their-fusion-efficacies
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Abhijeet Kadam, Paul W Millhouse, Christopher K Kepler, Kris E Radcliff, Michael G Fehlings, Michael E Janssen, Rick C Sasso, James J Benedict, Alexander R Vaccaro
STUDY DESIGN: A narrative review of literature. OBJECTIVE: This manuscript intends to provide a review of clinically relevant bone substitutes and bone expanders for spinal surgery in terms of efficacy and associated clinical outcomes, as reported in contemporary spine literature. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Ever since the introduction of allograft as a substitute for autologous bone in spinal surgery, a sea of literature has surfaced, evaluating both established and newly emerging fusion alternatives...
2016: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906285/highly-alignment-tolerant-and-high-sensitivity-100gb-s-4-%C3%A3-25gb-s-apd-rosa-with-a-thin-film-filter-based-de-multiplexer
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Joon Young Huh, Sae-Kyoung Kang, Jie Hyun Lee, Joon Ki Lee, SunMe Kim
We investigate and demonstrate a 100-Gb/s (4x25-Gb/s) receiver optical sub-assembly (ROSA) based on avalanche photodiodes and a thin-film filter-based de-multiplexer. The overall alignment tolerances of the ROSA are relaxed to have larger than ± 25 μm by improving optical coupling structure. The receiver sensitivity of each lane is also measured to be less than -22.2 dBm, a record minimum to our knowledge, at the bit error ratio of 10<sup>-12</sup> for 25.78-Gb/s NRZ signal.
November 28, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897126/recognition-of-deep-band-modulated-consonants-in-quiet-and-noise-in-older-individuals-with-and-without-hearing-loss
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Hemanth Narayan Shetty, Vishal Kooknoor
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of temporal envelope enhancement using deep band modulation (DBM) on consonant identification scores (CIS) and transfer of features such as place of articulation, manner of articulation, and voicing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected from four groups of ten participants each. These were grouped into younger (YNH) and older adult (ONH) individuals with normal hearing and younger (YHI) and older adult (OHI) individuals with hearing impairment who had mild to moderate sensorineural hearing loss...
November 28, 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877865/three-dimensional-printed-macroporous-polylactic-acid-hydroxyapatite-composite-scaffolds-for-promoting-bone-formation-in-a-critical-size-rat-calvarial-defect-model
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Haifeng Zhang, Xiyuan Mao, Zijing Du, Wenbo Jiang, Xiuguo Han, Danyang Zhao, Dong Han, Qingfeng Li
We have explored the applicability of printed scaffold by comparing osteogenic ability and biodegradation property of three resorbable biomaterials. A polylactic acid/hydroxyapatite (PLA/HA) composite with a pore size of 500 μm and 60% porosity was fabricated by three-dimensional printing. Three-dimensional printed PLA/HA, β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) and partially demineralized bone matrix (DBM) seeded with bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) were evaluated by cell adhesion, proliferation, alkaline phosphatase activity and osteogenic gene expression of osteopontin (OPN) and collagen type I (COL-1)...
2016: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858011/modulation-of-the-relaxation-dynamics-of-linear-shaped-tetranuclear-rare-earth-clusters-through-utilizing-different-solvents
#7
Ru-Xia Zhang, Yi-Xin Chang, Hai-Yun Shen, Wen-Min Wang, Xiao-Pu Zhou, Ni-Ni Wang, Jian-Zhong Cui, Hong-Ling Gao
Nine new tetranuclear centrosymmetric linear complexes, [RE4(dbm)8L2(DMF)2]·nCH2Cl2·mC2H3N (RE = Y (1), Tb (2), Dy (3), Ho (4), Er (5), Lu (6)) and [RE4(dbm)8L2(C2H5OH)2]·nCH3CN (RE = Tb (7), Dy (8), Ho (9)) (HL = 2-[(2-(hydroxyimino)propanehydrazide)methyl]-8-hydroxyquinoline and dbm = 1,3-diphenyl-1,3-propanedione) have been synthesized. Complexes 1-9 are tetranuclear complexes. Magnetic studies reveal that both Dy(III)-based complexes (3 and 8) exhibit single-molecule magnet (SMM) behavior under a zero dc field...
November 18, 2016: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832365/demineralized-bone-matrix-in-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Shayan Abdollah Zadegan, Aidin Abedi, Seyed Behnam Jazayeri, Alexander R Vaccaro, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar
PURPOSE: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is one of the most widely used procedures in cervical spine. Demineralized bone matrix (DBM) is one of the fusion options that has been used in treatment of the bone defects for years. The purpose of this review is to provide an evidence-based analysis on the current evidence for effectiveness of DBM in ACDF. METHODS: A systematic search of the literature was conducted using MEDLINE, Scopus, and CENTRAL. The risk of bias was evaluated with the criteria recommended by the Cochrane Back and Neck group and the Methodological Index for Non-Randomized Studies (MINORS)...
November 10, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828313/cost-effective-wavelength-reused-mdm-system-for-bidirectional-mobile-fronthaul
#9
Yuanxiang Chen, Juhao Li, Paikun Zhu, Huanfa Peng, Jinglong Zhu, Yu Tian, Zhongying Wu, Dawei Ge, Peng Zhou, Ke Liu, Yongchi Xu, Jingbiao Chen, Yongqi He, Zhangyuan Chen
In this paper, we propose a cost-effective wavelength-reused mode-division-multiplexing (MDM) system for high speed symmetrical bidirectional mobile fronthaul application. At the base band unit (BBU) pool, one of the spatial modes is used to transmit signal carrier while the others are used for downstream (DS) signal channels. At the remote radio unit (RRU) side, the signal carrier is split and reused as modulation carrier for all the upstream (US) signal channels after mode demultiplexing. Thanks to the low mode crosstalk characteristic of the mode multiplexer/demultiplexer (MUX/DEMUX) and few-mode fiber (FMF), the signal carrier and each signal channel can be effectively separated...
October 3, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828283/characterization-of-commercially-available-vertical-cavity-surface-emitting-lasers-tuned-on-cs-d-sub-1-sub-line-at-894-6%C3%A2-%C3%A2-nm-for-miniature-atomic-clocks
#10
Eric Kroemer, Jaroslaw Rutkowski, Vincent Maurice, Rémy Vicarini, Moustafa Abdel Hafiz, Christophe Gorecki, Rodolphe Boudot
We report on the metrological characterization of novel commercially available 894.6 nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), dedicated to Cs D<sub>1</sub> line spectroscopy experiments. The thermal behavior of the VCSELs is reported, highlighting the existence of a minimum threshold current and maximum output power in the 55°C-60°C range. The laser relative intensity noise, measured to be -108  dB/Hz at 10 Hz Fourier frequency f for a laser power of 25 μW, is reduced with increased power...
November 1, 2016: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818692/implant-composed-of-demineralized-bone-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells-genetically-modified-with-adbmp2-adbmp7-for-the-regeneration-of-bone-fractures-in-ovis-aries
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Adelina A Hernandez-Hurtado, Gissela Borrego-Soto, Ivan A Marino-Martinez, Jorge Lara-Arias, Viktor J Romero-Diaz, Adalberto Abrego-Guerra, Jose F Vilchez-Cavazos, Guillermo Elizondo-Riojas, Herminia G Martinez-Rodriguez, Marcela A Espinoza-Juarez, Gloria C Lopez-Romero, Alejandro Robles-Zamora, Oscar F Mendoza Lemus, Rocio Ortiz-Lopez, Augusto Rojas-Martinez
Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSCs) are inducible to an osteogenic phenotype by the bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs). This facilitates the generation of implants for bone tissue regeneration. This study evaluated the in vitro osteogenic differentiation of ADMSCs transduced individually and in combination with adenoviral vectors expressing BMP2 and BMP7. Moreover, the effectiveness of the implant containing ADMSCs transduced with the adenoviral vectors AdBMP2/AdBMP7 and embedded in demineralized bone matrix (DBM) was tested in a model of tibial fracture in sheep...
2016: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806676/the-role-of-cell-seeding-bio-scaffolds-and-the-in-vivo-microenvironment-in-the-guided-generation-of-osteochondral-composite-tissue
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Jiao Wei, Tanja Herrler, Kai Liu, Dong Han, Mei Yang, Chuanchang Dai, Qing Feng Li
Tissue engineering based on cell seeding, bio-scaffolds, and growth factors has been widely applied for the reconstruction of tissue defects. Recent progress has fueled in vivo tissue engineering techniques in becoming hot topics in regenerative medicine and reconstructive surgery. To improve the efficacy of tissue engineering, we here investigated the roles of cell seeding, bio-scaffolds, growth factors, and in-vivo microenvironment in tissue regeneration. Bone marrow derived stem cells (BMSCs), allogenic demineralized bone matrix (DBM) as bio-scaffold, and growth factors bone morphogenetic protein 2/ transforming growth factor (BMP-2/TGF-β1), and the in-vivo microenvironment of rib periosteum and perichondrium were used in different combinations for the generation of osteochondral composite tissue...
November 2, 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802123/marginal-adaptation-and-quality-of-interfaces-in-lithium-disilicate-crowns-influence-of-manufacturing-and-cementation-techniques
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C A Melo Freire, G A Borges, Dbm Caldas, R S Santos, S A Ignácio, R F Mazur
PURPOSE: To evaluate the cement line thickness and the interface quality in milled or injected lithium disilicate ceramic restorations and their influence on marginal adaptation using different cement types and different adhesive cementation techniques. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Sixty-four bovine teeth were prepared for full crown restoration (7.0±0.5 mm in height, 8.0 mm in cervical diameter, and 4.2 mm in incisal diameter) and were divided into two groups: CAD/CAM automation technology, IPS e...
November 1, 2016: Operative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799989/surgical-outcomes-of-anterior-cervical-fusion-using-deminaralized-bone-matrix-as-stand-alone-graft-material-single-arm-pilot-study
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Ho-Jung Chung, Jung-Woo Hur, Kyeong-Sik Ryu, Jin-Sung Kim, Ji-Hoon Seong
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and efficacy of demineralized bone matrix (DBM) as a bone graft substitute for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery. METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients treated with ACDF using stand-alone polyestheretherketone (PEEK) cages (Zero-P) with DBM(CGDBM100) were prospectively evaluated with a minimum of 6 months of follow-up. Radiologic efficacy was evaluated with a 6-point scoring method for osseous fusion using plain radiograph and computed tomogrpahy scans...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790585/clinical-and-radiologic-evaluation-of-regenerative-potential-of-nha-paste-and-dbm-in-the-treatment-of-periodontal-intra-bony-defects-a-randomized-control-trial
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Deepti Jain, Anshul Sawhney, Bharat Gupta, Saurabh Sharma, Saurabh Juneja, Manjushree Juneja, Shruti Sharma, Neha Patil
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies have shown that Hydroxyapatite (HA) has shown good results in the treatment of intra-osseous periodontal defects. A newer variety of HA has been designed over a period of research which has nano-sized particles and is availed in a paste consistency called Nanocrystalline Hydroxyapatite paste (NHA paste). This variation in size and surface area of NHA paste can provide better results when used in intra-bony defects. AIM: The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes obtained with usage of NHA paste to those obtained with Demineralized Bone Matrix (DBM) in the treatment of periodontal intra-bony defects...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789903/dynamic-perfusion-culture-of-human-outgrowth-endothelial-progenitor-cells-on-demineralized-bone-matrix-in-vitro
#16
Di-Xin Cai, Yue Quan, Peng-Ju He, Hong-Bo Tan, Yong-Qing Xu
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the proliferation, differentiation, and tube formation of human outgrowth endothelial progenitor cells (OECs) cultured with porous demineralized bone matrix (DBM) under a dynamic perfusion system in vitro. MATERIAL AND METHODS OECs were isolated, expanded, characterized, eGFP-transfected and seeded on DBM scaffold and cultured under static or dynamic perfusion conditions, and continuously observed under fluorescence microscope. DBM scaffolds were harvested on day six for RT-PCR and western blot assay to analyze the mRNA and protein expression level of CD34, VE-cadherin, and VEGF...
October 28, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751830/promoting-ossification-of-calvarial-defects-in-craniosynostosis-surgery-by-demineralized-bone-plate-and-bone-dust-in-different-age-groups
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M Savolainen, A Ritvanen, J Hukki, P Vuola, J Telkkä, J Leikola
Correction of calvarial defects after calvarial vault reconstruction (CVR) is challenging in craniosynostosis patients of advanced age and typically employs autologous bone. Demineralized bone matrix (DBM) is a potential alternative material for autologous bone, but its use has not been extended to correct calvarial defects. CVR patients operated at the Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, during 2008-2010 were retrospectively reviewed. Inclusion criteria of the study were CVR patients who received DBM plate, with or without bone dust, on calvarial defects and who had suitable uncovered defect on the contralateral side as control...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748516/oxygen-mapping-probing-a-novel-seeding-strategy-for-bone-tissue-engineering
#18
Ines Westphal, Claudia Jedelhauser, Gregor Liebsch, Arnd Wilhelmi, Attila Aszodi, Matthias Schieker
Bone tissue engineering (BTE) utilizing biomaterial scaffolds and human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) is a promising approach for the treatment of bone defects. The quality of engineered tissue is crucially affected by numerous parameters including cell density and the oxygen supply. In this study, a novel oxygen-imaging sensor was introduced to monitor the oxygen distribution in three dimensional (3D) scaffolds in order to analyze a new cell-seeding strategy. Immortalized hMSCs, pre-cultured in a monolayer for 30-40% or 70-80% confluence, were used to seed demineralized bone matrix (DBM) scaffolds...
October 17, 2016: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709133/rheological-properties-biocompatibility-and-in-vivo-performance-of-new-hydrogel-based-bone-fillers
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Paolo Giannoni, Federico Villa, Cinzia Cordazzo, Luciano Zardi, Paolo Fattori, Rodolfo Quarto, Mauro Fiorini
Three different heterologous substitutes for bone regeneration, manufactured with equine-derived cortical powder (CP), cancellous chips (CC) and demineralized bone matrix granules (DBM), were compared in in vitro and in vivo settings. We tested: a commercially available bone paste (Osteoplant-Activagen™, consisting of aqueous collagenous carrier, CP, DBM; named A); a second-generation injectable paste (20 kDa polyethylene glycol/hydroxypropyl-methyl cellulose-based hydrogel, CP, DBM; B); a pre-formed bone filler (400 kDa polyethylene oxide/hydroxypropyl-methyl cellulose-based hydrogel, CP, CC, DBM; C)...
November 18, 2016: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686136/demineralized-bone-matrix-scaffolds-modified-by-cbd-sdf-1%C3%AE-promote-bone-regeneration-via-recruiting-endogenous-stem-cells
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Jiajia Shi, Jie Sun, Wen Zhang, Hui Liang, Qin Shi, Xiaoran Li, Yanyan Chen, Yan Zhuang, Jianwu Dai
The reconstruction of bone usually depends on substitute transplantation, which has drawbacks including the limited bone substitutes available, comorbidity, immune rejection, and limited endogenous bone regeneration. Here, we constructed a functionalized bone substitute by combining application of the demineralized bone matrix (DBM) and collagen-binding stromal-cell-derived factor-1α (CBD-SDF-1α). DBM was a poriferous and biodegradable bone substitute, derived from bovine bone and consisting mainly of collagen...
October 7, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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