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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235057/design-and-assessment-of-a-dynamic-perfusion-bioreactor-for-large-bone-tissue-engineering-scaffolds
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Birru Bhaskar, Robert Owen, Hossein Bahmaee, Parcha Sreenivasa Rao, Gwendolen C Reilly
Bioreactors can be used to apply fluid flow in vitro to scaffolds to improve mass transport of media and apply mechanical forces to cells. In this study, we developed and tested an autoclavable, modular perfusion bioreactor suitable for large scaffolds. We investigated the effects of fluid flow induced shear stress (FFSS) on osteogenic differentiation of human embryonic stem cell-derived mesenchymal progenitors (hES-MP cells) cultured on large polyurethane (PU) scaffolds (30 mm diameter × 5 mm thickness) in osteogenesis induction media (OIM)...
December 12, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226477/cell-therapy-for-critical-limb-ischemia-an-integrated-review-of-pre-clinical-and-clinical-studies
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REVIEW
Mohammad Qadura, Daniella C Terenzi, Subodh Verma, Mohammed Al-Omran, David A Hess
Critical limb ischemia (CLI), the most severe form of peripheral artery disease, is characterized by pain at rest and non-healing ulcers in the lower extremities. For patients with CLI, where the extent of atherosclerotic artery occlusion is too severe for surgical bypass or percutaneous interventions, limb amputation remains the only treatment option. Thus, cell-based therapy to restore perfusion and promote wound healing in patients with CLI is under intense investigation. Despite promising preclinical studies in animal models, transplantation of bone marrow (BM) derived cell populations in patients with CLI has shown limited benefit preventing limb amputation...
December 11, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222218/fat-embolism-a-rare-cause-of-perioperative-renal-transplant-dysfunction
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Jemima Scott, Neil Collin, Richard Baker, Rommel Ravanan
Fat embolism is a recognised complication of bony injury and orthopaedic surgery, commonly involving the long bones and pelvis. We report on the case of a 68-year-old renal transplant recipient who developed acute kidney injury following surgical stabilisation of metastatic carcinoma of the acetabulum and replacement of the proximal femur. A CT renal angiogram demonstrated a large fat embolus in the inferior vena cava (IVC) and left iliac veins below the level of IVC filter, with impaired renal perfusion. The risks of open or endovascular lipothrombectomy were felt to outweigh the potential benefits...
December 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214678/pedicled-iliac-crest-bone-flap-transfer-for-the-treatment-of-upper-femoral-shaft-fracture-nonunion-an-anatomic-study-and-clinical-applications
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Dewei Zhao, Meng Cao, Tienan Wang, Benjie Wang, Baoyi Liu, William C Lineaweaver
PURPOSE: We present the results of a study on the anatomy of the ascending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery (AB-LCFA) and the use of the pedicled iliac bone flap transfer perfused by AB-LCFA combined with external fixation for the treatment of the nonunion of upper femoral shaft fractures. METHODS: The orientation, diameter, length, and distribution of the AB-LCFA from 40 lower limbs of adult cadavers were dissected and measured. From 2000 to 2012, 13 patients with nonunion of upper femoral shaft fractures underwent pedicled iliac bone flap transfer perfused by the AB-LCFA combined with external fixation...
December 7, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209277/exenatide-improves-bone-quality-in-a-murine-model-of-genetically-inherited-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Marie Pereira, Stephanie Gohin, Jean-Paul Roux, Amy Fisher, Mark E Cleasby, Guillaume Mabilleau, Chantal Chenu
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with skeletal complications, including an increased risk of fractures. Reduced blood supply and bone strength may contribute to this skeletal fragility. We hypothesized that long-term administration of Exenatide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, would improve bone architecture and strength of T2DM mice by increasing blood flow to bone, thereby stimulating bone formation. In this study, we used a model of obesity and severe T2DM, the leptin receptor-deficient db/db mouse to assess alterations in bone quality and hindlimb blood flow and to examine the beneficial effects of 4 weeks administration of Exenatide...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198925/teriparatide-promotes-healing-of-critical-size-femur-defect-through-accelerating-angiogenesis-and-degradation-of-%C3%AE-tcp-in-ovx-osteoporotic-rat-model
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Zhongjie Xie, Sheji Weng, Hang Li, Xia Yu, Shanshan Lu, Kate Huang, Zongyi Wu, Bingli Bai, Viraj Boodhun, Lei Yang
Accumulating evidence suggests that early angiogenesis has an important effect on the healing of injury. Teriparatide (PTH) is extensively applied for its potent anabolic activity on bone, while little is known about its angiogenic ability which may facilitate new bone formation. In this study, we tested the angiogenic ability of PTH and its effect on degradation of β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) in an ovariectomized (OVX) rat distal femoral metaphysis model. After successful establishment of the OVX model was confirmed, a critical size defect was drilled into each distal femur of the OVX rats...
November 30, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193065/stereological-assessment-of-the-blood-air-barrier-and-the-surfactant-system-after-mesenchymal-stem-cell-pretreatment-in-a-porcine-non-heart-beating-donor-model-for-lung-transplantation
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Anke Schnapper, Astrid Christmann, Lars Knudsen, Parwis Rahmanian, Yeong-Hoon Choi, Mohamed Zeriouh, Samira Karavidic, Klaus Neef, Anja Sterner-Kock, Maria Guschlbauer, Florian Hofmaier, Alexandra C Maul, Thorsten Wittwer, Thorsten Wahlers, Christian Mühlfeld, Matthias Ochs
More frequent utilization of non-heart-beating donor (NHBD) organs for lung transplantation has the potential to relieve the shortage of donor organs. In particular with respect to uncontrolled NHBD, concerns exist regarding the risk of ischaemia/reperfusion (IR) injury-related graft damage or dysfunction. Due to their immunomodulating and tissue-remodelling properties, bone-marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been suspected of playing a beneficial role regarding short- and long-term survival and function of the allograft...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181581/evaluation-of-femoral-head-viability-via-bone-scintigraphy-in-the-postoperative-pediatric-patient
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Ashishkumar K Parikh, Eleby R Washington, Adam J Bobbey, Stephanie E Spottswood
BACKGROUND: Evaluating postoperative patients with hardware is challenging following surgical intervention for hip maladies such as femoral neck fractures and slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE). These children are at increased risk of developing avascular necrosis, and imaging may be requested to confirm or exclude this diagnosis. Children with Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease can be monitored for restoration of blood flow to the capital femoral epiphysis to guide management and help with prognosis...
November 27, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179177/permanently-hypoxic-cell-culture-yields-rat-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-cells-with-higher-therapeutic-potential-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-myocardial-infarction
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Yihua Liu, Xiaoxi Yang, Pablo Maureira, Aude Falanga, Vanessa Marie, Guillaume Gauchotte, Sylvain Poussier, Frederique Groubatch, Pierre-Yves Marie, Nguyen Tran
BACKGROUND: The mismatch between traditional in vitro cell culture conditions and targeted chronic hypoxic myocardial tissue could potentially hamper the therapeutic effects of implanted bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs). This study sought to address (i) the extent of change to BMSC biological characteristics in different in vitro culture conditions and (ii) the effectiveness of permanent hypoxic culture for cell therapy in treating chronic myocardial infarction (MI) in rats...
November 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177236/a-new-strategy-and-system-for-the-ex-vivo-ovary-perfusion-and-cryopreservation-an-innovation
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Mohamed Shehata Ali Mohamed
Children and young adults, who suffer from cancer, receive gonadotoxic therapy, which destroys their fertile abilities after survival. Ovarian cryopreservation and transplantation provide the promising solution to this problem, where the ovary can be removed before the gonadotoxic therapy and reimplanted after patient's survival, where the ovary is to be cryopreserved during the period of the therapy. However, cryopreservation of the whole ovary is still facing great obstacles, namely the ischemic reperfusion injury and the defective cryopreservation related to the defective ability to universally deliver the cryopreservation/warming solutions through the ovarian vascular bed...
June 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171341/diagnosis-of-a-tympanic-paraganglioma-with-ct-perfusion-imaging-a-technical-note-and-case-description
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Christoph J Maurer, Antje Aschendorff, Horst Urbach
Paragangliomas can be diagnosed accurately using magnetic resonance imaging and dynamic four-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography. Four-dimensional imaging uses the highly vascularised structure of these tumours, which results in a homogenous capillary blush and usually, due to the arteriovenous shunting, in an early draining vein. By these features the tumour can be differentiated from other neoplasms. The authors describe a case of a paraganglioma localised in the middle ear of an elderly patient. Magnetic resonance contraindications led to preoperative diagnostics with high resolution computed tomography of the temporal bone and additionally computed tomography perfusion imaging instead of magnetic resonance imaging with four-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168072/estimates-for-the-acoustical-stimulation-and-heating-of-multiphase-biotissue
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T I Zohdi, R Krone
Low-intensity, unfocused, ultrasound-induced diathermy can produce undesired temperature increases at the interface of adjacent tissues within the body; particularly, at the interface of soft tissue and bone. This study provides a computational framework for predicting an upper bound on the temperature profile within a multiphase system composed of gel pad (water), tissue and bone from an input of acoustic energy, at frequencies and power levels consistent with applications of therapeutic hyperthermia. The model consists of solving a (one-dimensional) spatially discretized bioheat transfer equation via finite-difference method and updating the solution in time with a forward-Euler scheme...
November 22, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166425/anatomy-of-the-sphenopalatine-artery-and-its-implications-for-transnasal-neurosurgery
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M Eordogh, A Grimm, I Gawish, L Patonay, R Reisch, H R Briner, G Baksa
BACKGROUND: The knowledge of sinonasal vasculature is inevitable in transnasal neurosurgery. We performed an anatomical study on the sphenopalatine artery from the perspective of skull base procedures. METHODOLOGY: To analyse the anatomical landmarks of the sphenopalatine artery, arterial skull corrosion casts (26 head halves) underwent endoscopic transnasal phantom surgery. Furthermore, we performed microsurgical dissection on formaldehyde-fixated cadavers with arterial perfusion (14 head halves) as well as studied Cone Beam CT-scans of anonymised patients and cadavers (115 head sides)...
November 22, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154898/evaluation-of-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-biomarkers-for-stratified-cancer-medicine-how-do-permeability-and-perfusion-vary-between-human-tumours
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Ross A Little, Hervé Barjat, Jennifer I Hare, Mary Jenner, Yvonne Watson, Susan Cheung, Katherine Holliday, Weijuan Zhang, James P B O'Connor, Simon T Barry, Sanyogitta Puri, Geoffrey J M Parker, John C Waterton
BACKGROUND: Solid tumours exhibit enhanced vessel permeability and fenestrated endothelium to varying degree, but it is unknown how this varies in patients between and within tumour types. Dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI provides a measure of perfusion and permeability, the transfer constant K(trans), which could be employed for such comparisons in patients. AIM: To test the hypothesis that different tumour types exhibit systematically different K(trans). MATERIALS AND METHODS: DCE-MRI data were retrieved from 342 solid tumours in 230 patients...
November 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143112/assessment-of-the-zonal-variation-of-perfusion-parameters-in-the-femoral-head-a-3-t-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-pilot-study
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Jean-François Budzik, Guillaume Lefebvre, Hélène Behal, Sébastien Verclytte, Pierre Hardouin, Pedro Teixeira, Anne Cotten
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to describe MR perfusion characteristics of the femoral head, with a focus on the subchondral bone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective monocentric study was approved by our local Ethics Committee. Written informed consent was obtained from all subjects. Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI of the right hip was performed in 59 adults with suspected spondyloarthritis (32 women, 28 men). Mean age was 37.5 (±12.5) years. Regions of interest were drawn in the femoral head epiphysis, in the subchondral areas the most exposed to mechanical load (superolateral, anterosuperior, and posterior zones) and in areas less exposed to mechanical load (inferior subchondral zone and center of the femoral head)...
November 15, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137612/comparison-of-semi-quantitative-and-quantitative-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-evaluations-of-vertebral-marrow-perfusion-in-a-rat-osteoporosis-model
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Jingqi Zhu, Zuogang Xiong, Jiulong Zhang, Yuyou Qiu, Ting Hua, Guangyu Tang
BACKGROUND: This study aims to investigate the technical feasibility of semi-quantitative and quantitative dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) in the assessment of longitudinal changes of marrow perfusion in a rat osteoporosis model, using bone mineral density (BMD) measured by micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) and histopathology as the gold standards. METHODS: Fifty rats were randomly assigned to the control group (n=25) and ovariectomy (OVX) group whose bilateral ovaries were excised (n=25)...
November 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121817/stromal-cell-derived-factor-1%C3%AE-promotes-endothelial-colony-forming-cell-migration-through-the-ca2-dependent-activation-of-the-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-1-2-and-phosphoinositide-3-kinase-akt-pathways
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Estella Zuccolo, Christian Andrea Di Buduo, Francesco Lodola, Stefania Orecchioni, Giorgia Scarpellino, Dlzar Ali Kheder, Valentina Poletto, Germano Guerra, Francesco Bertolini, Alessandra Balduini, Vittorio Rosti, Francesco Moccia
Stromal derived factor-1α (SDF-1α) drives endothelial colony forming cell (ECFC) homing and incorporation within neovessels, thereby restoring tissue perfusion in ischemic tissues and favouring tumor vascularization and metastasis. SDF-1α stimulates ECFC migration by activating the Gi-protein coupled receptor, CXCR4, and then engaging the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT signalling pathway. Sporadic evidence showed that SDF-1α may also act through an increase in intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) in bone marrow-derived hematopoietic progenitor cells and fully differentiated endothelial cells...
November 9, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115583/unfavorable-effect-of-calcitriol-and-its-low-calcemic-analogs-on-metastasis-of-4t1-mouse-mammary-gland-cancer
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Artur Anisiewicz, Agata Pawlik, Beata Filip-Psurska, Eliza Turlej, Stanisław Dzimira, Magdalena Milczarek, Katarzyna Gdesz, Diana Papiernik, Joanna Jarosz, Dagmara Kłopotowska, Andrzej Kutner, Andrzej Mazur, Joanna Wietrzyk
Low vitamin D status is considered as a risk factor for breast cancer and has prognostic significance. Furthermore, vitamin D deficiency increases after adjuvant cancer therapy, which alters bone metabolism increasing the risk of osteoporosis. It is now postulated that vitamin D supplementation in breast cancer treatment delays the recurrence of cancer thereby extending survival. We evaluated the impact of calcitriol and its low-calcemic analogs, PRI‑2191 and PRI‑2205, on the tumor growth, angiogenesis, and metastasis of 4T1 mouse mammary gland cancer...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103037/circulating-progenitor-cells-correlate-with-memory-posterior-cortical-thickness-and-hippocampal-perfusion
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Daniel A Nation, Alick Tan, Shubir Dutt, Elissa C McIntosh, Belinda Yew, Jean K Ho, Anna E Blanken, Jung Yun Jang, Kathleen E Rodgers, Aimée Gaubert
BACKGROUND: Bone marrow-derived progenitor cells survey the vasculature and home to sites of tissue injury where they can promote repair and regeneration. It has been hypothesized that these cells may play a protective role neurodegenerative and vascular cognitive impairment. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate progenitor cell levels in older adults with and without mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and to relate circulating levels to memory, brain volume, white matter lesion volume, and cerebral perfusion...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102342/bioengineered-lungs-a-challenge-and-an-opportunity
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Ramon Farré, Jordi Otero, Isaac Almendros, Daniel Navajas
Lung biofabrication is a new tissue engineering and regenerative development aimed at providing organs for potential use in transplantation. Lung biofabrication is based on seeding cells into an acellular organ scaffold and on culturing them in an especial purpose bioreactor. The acellular lung scaffold is obtained by decellularizing a non-transplantable donor lung by means of conventional procedures based on application of physical, enzymatic and detergent agents. To avoid immune recipient's rejection of the transplanted bioengineered lung, autologous bone marrow/adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells, lung progenitor cells or induced pluripotent stem cells are used for biofabricating the bioengineered lung...
November 1, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
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