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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929219/3d-printing-for-clinical-application-in-otorhinolaryngology
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REVIEW
Nongping Zhong, Xia Zhao
Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a promising technology that can use a patient's image data to create complex and personalized constructs precisely. It has made great progress over the past few decades and has been widely used in medicine including medical modeling, surgical planning, medical education and training, prosthesis and implants. Three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting is a powerful tool that has the potential to fabricate bioengineered constructs of the desired shape layer-by-layer using computer-aided deposition of living cells and biomaterials...
September 19, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927994/current-bone-substitutes-for-implant-dentistry
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REVIEW
Masahiro Yamada, Hiroshi Egusa
PURPOSE: Alveolar ridge augmentation is essential for success in implant therapy and depends on the biological performance of bone graft materials. This literature review aims to comprehensively explain the clinically relevant capabilities and limitations of currently available bone substitutes for bone augmentation in light of biomaterial science. STUDY SELECTION: The biological performance of calcium phosphate-based bone substitutes was categorized according to space-making capability, biocompatibility, bioabsorption, and volume maintenance over time...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927929/mechanical-characterization-of-structurally-porous-biomaterials-built-via-additive-manufacturing-experiments-predictive-models-and-design-maps-for-load-bearing-bone-replacement-implants
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D Melancon, Z S Bagheri, R B Johnston, L Liu, M Tanzer, D Pasini
Porous biomaterials can be additively manufactured with micro-architecture tailored to satisfy the stringent mechano-biological requirements imposed by bone replacement implants. In a previous investigation, we introduced structurally porous biomaterials, featuring strength five times stronger than commercially available porous materials, and confirmed their bone ingrowth capability in an in-vivo canine model. While encouraging, the manufactured biomaterials showed geometric mismatches between their internal porous architecture and that of its as-designed counterpart, as well as discrepancies between predicted and tested mechanical properties, issues not fully elucidated...
September 16, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927925/optical-properties-of-zirconia-ceramics-for-esthetic-dental-restorations-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Reza Shahmiri, Owen Christopher Standard, Judy N Hart, Charles Christopher Sorrell
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystal has been used as a dental biomaterial for several decades because the fracture toughness and bend strength are increased by a stress-induced transformation-toughening mechanism. However, its esthetics are compromised by its poor translucency and grayish-white appearance. PURPOSE: The purpose of the present systematic review was to assess information on the mechanical, chemical, and optical requirements of monolithic zirconia dental restorations...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927621/in-vitro-degradation-and-possible-hydrolytic-mechanism-of-phbv-nanocomposites-by-incorporating-cellulose-nanocrystal-zno-nanohybrids
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Somia Yassin Hussain Abdalkarim, Hou-Yong Yu, Mei-Li Song, Ying Zhou, Juming Yao, Qing-Qing Ni
Fabrication and characterization of bbiodegradable nanocomposites based on poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) matrix reinforced with cellulose nanocrystal (CNC)-ZnO nanohybrids via simple solution casting for possible use as antibacterial biomedical materials is reported. The obtained nanocomposites exhibited an excellent antibacterial ratio of 95.2-100% for both types of bacteria namely S. aureus and E. coli and showed 9-15% degradation after one week. The addition of CNC-ZnO showed a positive effect on hydrophilicity and barrier properties...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927334/evaluation-of-xenogeneic-extracellular-matrix-fabricated-from-cucl2-conditioned-mesenchymal-stem-cell-sheets-as-a-bioactive-wound-dressing-material
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Hui-Cong Du, Lin Jiang, Wen-Xin Geng, Jing Li, Rui Zhang, Jin-Ge Dang, Mao-Guo Shu, Li-Wen Li
The extracellular matrix has drawn considerable interest in tissue engineering not only acts as a bioactive three-dimensional scaffold but also regulates cell behaviors through providing biochemical signals. Extracellular matrix-based biomaterials, mainly derived from xenogeneic tissues, have shown positive outcomes in promoting cutaneous wound healing. However, such extracellular matrices only contain low doses of growth factors, which limit their therapeutic efficiency. Recent reports demonstrated that cell sheets made from mesenchymal stem cell can accelerate wound repair through enhanced re-epithelialization and angiogenesis, but its clinical translation is hindered by several limitations, such as the risk of aberrant immune responses and cost implications...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924669/measuring-nanometer-distances-between-fluorescent-labels-step-by-step
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Susanna Maria Früh, Ingmar Schoen
Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy methods are increasingly applied to study the structure of biological molecules within their natural context or at biomaterial interfaces. We here provide a protocol for Single-molecule High-Resolution Imaging with Photobleaching (SHRImP) that can be used to obtain information about the conformation of large proteins or other macromolecules at the single-molecule level. This procedure requires site-specific protein labeling with fluorescent dyes, immobilization and sample preparation, optimization of imaging buffer composition and microscope settings, and acquisition of short time-lapse movies that capture the stepwise bleaching behavior of individual molecules...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922546/single-dose-local-administration-of-teriparatide-with-a-octacalcium-phosphate-collagen-composite-enhances-bone-regeneration-in-a-rodent-critical-sized-calvarial-defect
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Fumihiko Kajii, Atsushi Iwai, Hidenori Tanaka, Keiko Matsui, Tadashi Kawai, Shinji Kamakura
Octacalcium phosphate and collagen composite (OCP/Col) achieves stable bone regeneration without cell transplantation in preclinical studies. Recently, a sponsor-initiated clinical trial was conducted to commercialize the material. The present study investigated bone regeneration by OCP/Col with the single local administration of teriparatide (parathyroid hormone 1-34; TPTD). OCP/Col was prepared by mixing sieved granules of OCP and atelocollagen for medical use and a disk was molded. After the creation of a rodent critical-sized calvarial defect, OCP/Col or OCP/Col with dripped TPTD solution (1...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922480/highly-anisotropic-conductors
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Jiayu Wan, Jianwei Song, Zhi Yang, Dylan Kirsch, Chao Jia, Rui Xu, Jiaqi Dai, Mingwei Zhu, Lisha Xu, Chaoji Chen, Yanbin Wang, Yilin Wang, Emily Hitz, Steven D Lacey, Yongfeng Li, Bao Yang, Liangbing Hu
Composite materials with ordered microstructures often lead to enhanced functionalities that a single material can hardly achieve. Many biomaterials with unusual microstructures can be found in nature; among them, many possess anisotropic and even directional physical and chemical properties. With inspiration from nature, artificial composite materials can be rationally designed to achieve this anisotropic behavior with desired properties. Here, a metallic wood with metal continuously filling the wood vessels is developed, which demonstrates excellent anisotropic electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties...
September 18, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919746/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies-of-a-novel-bacterial-cellulose-based-acellular-bilayer-nanocomposite-scaffold-for-the-repair-of-osteochondral-defects
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Jyoti V Kumbhar, Sachin H Jadhav, Dhananjay S Bodas, Amruta Barhanpurkar-Naik, Mohan R Wani, Kishore M Paknikar, Jyutika M Rajwade
Bacterial cellulose (BC) is a naturally occurring nanofibrous biomaterial which exhibits unique physical properties and is amenable to chemical modifications. To explore whether this versatile material can be used in the treatment of osteochondral defects (OCD), we developed and characterized novel BC-based nanocomposite scaffolds, for example, BC-hydroxyapatite (BC-HA) and BC-glycosaminoglycans (BC-GAG) that mimic bone and cartilage, respectively. In vitro biocompatibility of BC-HA and BC-GAG scaffolds was established using osteosarcoma cells, human articular chondrocytes, and human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919526/chemical-crosslinking-of-biopolymeric-scaffolds-current-knowledge-and-future-directions-of-crosslinked-engineered-bone-scaffolds
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REVIEW
Ahmad Oryan, Amir Kamali, Ali Moshiri, Hossien Baharvand, Hamed Daemi
Bone tissue scaffolds made from either natural or synthetic polymers are employed to promote bone healing. However, lack of sufficient or poor mechanical properties such as low integrity and stability reduces their medical applications. Crosslinking, defined as induction of chemical or physical links among polymer chains, is a simple method generally used to modify mechanical, biological and degradation properties of hydrogels. Although crosslinking through chemical reactions improves the mechanical properties of bone substitutes, most of the reagents used for this aim demonstrate undesirable effects and may exert toxic reactions...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919509/molecular-and-macro-scale-analysis-of-enzyme-crosslinked-silk-hydrogels-for-rational-biomaterial-design
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Meghan McGill, Jeannine M Coburn, Benjamin P Partlow, Xuan Mu, David L Kaplan
Silk fibroin-based hydrogels have exciting applications in tissue engineering and therapeutic molecule delivery; however, their utility is dependent on their diffusive properties. The present study describes a molecular and macro-scale investigation of enzymatically-crosslinked silk fibroin hydrogels, and demonstrates that these systems have tunable crosslink density and diffusivity. We developed a liquid chromatography tandem mass spectroscopy (LC-MS/MS) method to assess the quantity and order of covalent tyrosine crosslinks in the hydrogels...
September 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917926/bioadhesive-and-biocompatible-films-as-wound-dressing-materials-based-on-a-novel-dendronized-chitosan-loaded-with-ciprofloxacin
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Mónica C García, Ana A Aldana, Luis I Tártara, Fabiana Alovero, Miriam C Strumia, Rubén H Manzo, Marisa Martinelli, Alvaro F Jimenez-Kairuz
The bioadhesive polymeric films as topical drug delivery systems are interesting alternatives to improve the pharmacotherapy and patient compliances. New derivate biomaterials based on weisocyanate- dendronized PVP- crosslinked chitosan and loaded with ciprofloxacin (CIP), as model drug, were used to prepare bioadhesive films. Relevant in vitro/in vivo attributes to define main physicochemical and biopharmaceutical characteristics for topical wound-healing applications were evaluated. A high proportion of CIP, uniformly dispersed along throughout the film, was loaded...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913412/addition-of-wollastonite-fibers-to-calcium-phosphate-cement-increases-cell-viability-and-stimulates-differentiation-of-osteoblast-like-cells
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Juliana Almeida Domingues, Mariana Motisuke, Celso Aparecido Bertran, Moema A Hausen, Eliana Aparecida de Rezende Duek, José Angelo Camilli
Calcium phosphate cement (CPC) that is based on α-tricalcium phosphate (α-TCP) is considered desirable for bone tissue engineering because of its relatively rapid degradation properties. However, such cement is relatively weak, restricting its use to areas of low mechanical stress. Wollastonite fibers (WF) have been used to improve the mechanical strength of biomaterials. However, the biological properties of WF remain poorly understood. Here, we tested the response of osteoblast-like cells to being cultured on CPC reinforced with 5% of WF (CPC-WF)...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911305/alginate-based-cell-microencapsulation-for-tissue-engineering-and-regenerative-medicine
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Vittoria Pandolfi, Ulysse Pereira, Murielle Dufresne, Cécile Legallais
Increasing numbers of requests for transplantable organs and their scarcity has led to a pressing need to find alternative solutions to standard transplantation. An appealing but challenging proposal came from the fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, the purpose of which is to build tissues/organs from scratch in the laboratory and use them as either permanent substitutes for direct implantation into the patient's body, or as temporary substitutes to bridge patients until organ regeneration or transplantation...
June 8, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906099/one-dimension-hydroxyapatite-nanostructures-with-tunable-length-for-efficient-stem-cell-differentiation-regulation
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Baojin Ma, Shan Zhang, Feng Liu, Jiazhi Duan, Shicai Wang, Jing Han, Yuanhua Sang, Xiaoqiang Yu, Dong Li, Wei Tang, Shaohua Ge, Hong Liu
It is well-accepted that most osteogenic differentiation processes do need growth factors assistance to improve efficiency. As a material cue, hydroxyapatite (HAp) can promote osteogenic differentiation of stem cells only in a way. Up to now, rare work related to the relationship between HAp nanostructures and stem cells in osteogenic differentiation process without the assistance of growth factors has been reported. In this study, one dimension (1D) HAp nanostructures with tunable length were synthesized by an oleic acid assisted solvothermal method by adjusting the alcohol/water ratio (η)...
September 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905805/a-novel-model-of-acellular-dermal-matrix-plug-for-anal-fistula-treatment-report-of-a-case-and-surgical-consideration-based-on-first-utility-in-poland
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Adam Bobkiewicz, Łukasz Krokowicz, Maciej Borejsza-Wysocki, Tomasz Banasiewicz
Anal fistula (AF) is a pathological connection between anus and skin in its surroundings. The main reason for the formation of anal fistula is a bacterial infection of the glands within the anal crypts. One of the modern techniques for the treatment of fistulas that do not interfere with the sphincters consists in implantation of a plug made from collagen material. We are presenting the first Polish experience with a new model of biomaterial plug for the treatment of anal fistula. We also point out key elements of the procedure (both preoperative and intraoperative) associated with this method...
August 31, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903618/biomaterial-cues-regulate-epigenetic-state-and-cell-functions-a-systematic-review
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Longwei Lv, Yiman Tang, Ping Zhang, Yunsong Liu, Xiangsong Bai, Yongsheng Zhou
Biomaterial cues can act as potent regulators of cell niche and microenvironment. Epigenetic regulation plays an important role in cell functions, including proliferation, differentiation, and reprograming. It is now well appreciated that biomaterials can alter epigenetic states of cells. Here we systematically reviewed the underlying epigenetic mechanisms of how different biomaterial cues, including material chemistry, topography, elasticity and mechanical stimulus, influence cell functions, such as nuclear deformation, cell proliferation, differentiation and reprograming, to summarize the differences and similarities among each biomaterial cues and their mechanisms, and to find common and unique properties of different biomaterial cues...
September 13, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902161/biological-evaluation-of-flexible-polyurethane-poly-l-lactic-acid-composite-scaffold-as-a-potential-filler-for-bone-regeneration
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Yuk Fai Lui, Wing Yuk Ip
Degradable bone graft substitute for large-volume bone defects is a continuously developing field in orthopedics. With the advance in biomaterial in past decades, a wide range of new materials has been investigated for their potential in this application. When compared to common biopolymers within the field such as PLA or PCL, elastomers such as polyurethane offer some unique advantages in terms of flexibility. In cases of bone defect treatments, a flexible soft filler can help to establish an intimate contact with surrounding bones to provide a stable bone-material interface for cell proliferation and ingrowth of tissue...
September 13, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901712/engineering-concepts-in-stem-cell-research
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REVIEW
Karthikeyan Narayanan, Sachin Mishra, Satnam Singh, Ming Pei, Balazs Gulyas, Parasuraman Padmanabhan
The field of regenerative medicine integrates advancements made in stem cells, molecular biology, engineering and clinical methodologies. Stem cells serve as a fundamental ingredient for therapeutic application in regenerative medicine. Apart from stem cells, engineering concepts have equally contributed to the success of stem cell based applications in improving human health. The purpose of various engineering methodologies is to develop regenerative and preventive medicine to combat various diseases and deformities...
September 13, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
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