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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822634/development-and-efficacy-testing-of-a-hollow-awl-that-leads-to-patent-bone-marrow-channels-and-greater-mesenchymal-stem-cell-mobilization-during-bone-marrow-stimulation-cartilage-repair-surgery
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Byoung-Hyun Min, Minh-Dung Truong, Hyung Keun Song, Jae Ho Cho, Do Young Park, Heon Ju Kweon, Jun Young Chung
PURPOSE: To investigate whether microfracture with a cannulated hollow awl can yield more patent marrow channels and allow greater mobilization of the reparable cells to the defect compared to the conventional awl with blunt end in human knee joints. METHODS: Patients who were planned for 1-stage bilateral total knee arthroplasty due to degenerative osteoarthritis with well-preserved lateral femoral condylar cartilage were retrospectively included. A 10-mm × 20-mm, rectangular, full-thickness chondral defect was made on the lateral femoral condyle on each knee joint...
August 16, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822316/improved-middle-ear-soft-tissue-visualization-using-synchrotron-radiation-phase-contrast-imaging
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Mai Elfarnawany, Seyed Alireza Rohani, Soroush Ghomashchi, Daniel G Allen, Ning Zhu, Sumit K Agrawal, Hanif M Ladak
High resolution images are used as a basis for finite-element modeling of the middle-ear structures to study their biomechanical function. Commonly used imaging techniques such as micro-computed tomography (CT) and optical microscopy require extensive sample preparation, processing or staining using contrast agents to achieve sufficient soft-tissue contrast. We compare imaging of middle-ear structures in unstained, non-decalcified human temporal bones using conventional absorption-contrast micro-CT and using synchrotron radiation phase-contrast imaging (SR-PCI)...
August 5, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821329/cardiac-progenitor-cell-recruitment-drives-fetal-cardiac-regeneration-by-enhanced-angiogenesis
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Carlos Zgheib, Maggie M Hodges, Myron W Allukian, Junwang Xu, Kara L Spiller, Joseph H Gorman, Robert C Gorman, Kenneth W Liechty
BACKGROUND: In contrast to adults, the fetal response to myocardial infarction (MI) is regenerative, requiring the recruitment of cardiac progenitor cells to replace infarcted myocardium. Macrophage contribution to tissue repair depends on their phenotype: M1 are proinflammatory and initiate angiogenesis; M2a are profibrotic and contribute to blood vessels maturation; and M2c are proremodeling and proangiogenesis. The goal of the present study was to expand on this work by examining cardiac progenitor cells recruitment, and the role of macrophages in promoting angiogenesis and cardiac regeneration in the fetal heart after MI...
August 16, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817729/comparison-of-bioimpedance-spectroscopy-and-x-ray-micro-computed-tomography-for-total-fat-volume-measurement-in-mice
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Gaelle Aubertin, Amira Sayeh, Jean-Philippe Dillenseger, Estelle Ayme-Dietrich, Philippe Choquet, Nathalie Niederhoffer
Obesity and the metabolic syndrome are two pathologies whose prevalence are in a constant increase. Evaluation of the total fat mass but also of the distribution between visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue are important factors while assessing the pathophysiology of these two pathologies. Computed tomography (CT) and bioimpedance (BIS) are the translational methods the most frequently used in human beings as well as in rodent models in longitudinal studies on adiposity and obesity. Surprisingly, no direct comparison of micro-CT and BIS was reported yet in mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816826/tissue-engineered-bone-differentiated-from-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-inhibit-posterolateral-fusion-in-an-athymic-rat-model
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Comron Saifi, Jonahtan Bernhard, Jamal N Shillingford, Petros Petridis, Samuel Robinson, X Edward Guo, Mark Weidenbaum, Ronald A Lehman, Howard S An, Lawrence G Lenke, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Joseph L Laratta
STUDY DESIGN: Biological augmentation spinal arthrodesis trial in athymic rats OBJECTIVE.: To assess the efficacy of tissue-engineered bone to promote L4-L5 intertransverse process fusion in an athymic rat model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Each year in the United States, over 400,000 spinal fusion surgeries are performed requiring bone graft. The current gold standard for posterolateral lumbar fusion is autogenous iliac crest bone graft (ICBG), but the harvesting of ICBG is associated with increased operative time and significant complications...
August 14, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815587/beveled-posteromedial-corner-of-the-radial-head-a-three-dimensional-micro-computed-tomography-modeling-study
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Arnold Adikrishna, Young-Ho Shin, Rizki F Zulkarnain, Hanpyo Hong, Yucheng Sun, In-Ho Jeon
The posteromedial quadrant of the radial head is known to be different from the other quadrants. However, the explanation of this unique anatomical feature remains elusive. Hence, this study was designed to address this unique anatomical variance using three-dimensional μCT (micro-computed tomography) analysis. Nine fresh cadaveric radial heads were scanned using μCT. Three-dimensional subchondral bone and cartilage models were rendered. Both models were separated into the four quadrants at both the periphery (rim) and the articulating dish (fovea): anteromedial (AM), posteromedial (PM), posterolateral (PL), and anterolateral (AL)...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814861/the-influence-of-direct-laser-metal-sintering-implants-on-the-early-stages-of-osseointegration-in-diabetic-mini-pigs
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Naiwen Tan, Xiangwei Liu, Yanhui Cai, Sijia Zhang, Bo Jian, Yuchao Zhou, Xiaoru Xu, Shuai Ren, Hongbo Wei, Yingliang Song
BACKGROUND: High failure rates of oral implants have been reported in diabetic patients due to the disruption of osseointegration. The aim of this study was to investigate whether direct laser metal sintering (DLMS) could improve osseointegration in diabetic animal models. METHODS: Surface characterizations were carried out on two types of implants. Cell morphology and the osteogenic-related gene expression of MG63 cells were observed under conditions of DLMS and microarc oxidation (MAO)...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813496/uneven-distribution-of-enamel-dentine-and-cementum-in-cheek-teeth-of-domestic-horses-equus-caballus-a-micro-computed-tomography-study
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Lauritz Martin Englisch, Kathrin Kostrzewa, Susan Kopke, Klaus Failing, Carsten Staszyk
BACKGROUND: Hypsodont equine cheek teeth possess large dental crowns, resting partly in the bony alveolus. Over a horse's life cheek teeth erupt continuously to compensate for occlusal wear of 3-4 mm per year. Parts of the crown initially resting in the bony alveolus become progressively exposed at the occlusal surface with time. Hitherto, it is unclear whether the typical structure of the equine occlusal surface, composed of a complex arrangement of enamel, dentin and cementum, remains constant or undergoes structural changes with age...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810851/chitosan-in-viscosupplementation-in-vivo-effect-on-rabbit-subchondral-bone
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R Rieger, C Boulocher, S Kaderli, T Hoc
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effect of intra-articular injection of Chitosan (Cs) added to hyaluronic acid (HA) on subchondral bone during osteoarthritis (OA), microarchitectural parameters and mineral density were measured in a rabbit model of early OA. A novel hybrid hydrogel adding reacetylated Cs of fungal origin to HA was compared to high molecular weight HA commercial formulation. METHOD: Eighteen rabbits underwent unilateral anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT) and were divided into three groups (Saline-group, HA-group and Hybrid-group) depending on the intra-articular injection compound...
August 15, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808749/bioxmark-for-high-precision-radiotherapy-in-an-orthotopic-pancreatic-tumor-mouse-model-experiences-with-a-liquid-fiducial-marker
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S Dobiasch, S Kampfer, R Burkhardt, D Schilling, T E Schmid, J J Wilkens, S E Combs
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: High-precision radiotherapy (RT) requires precise positioning, particularly with high single doses. Fiducial markers in combination with onboard imaging are excellent tools to support this. The purpose of this study is to establish a pancreatic cancer mouse model for high-precision image-guided RT (IGRT) using the liquid fiducial marker BioXmark (Nanovi, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark). METHODS: In an animal-based cancer model, different volumes of BioXmark (10-50 µl), application forms, and imaging modalities-cone-beam computer tomography (CBCT) incorporated in either the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP) or the small-animal micro-CT Scanner (SkyScan; Bruker, Brussels, Belgium)-as well as subsequent RT with the SARRP system were analyzed to derive recommendations for BioXmark...
August 14, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807504/bone-up-craniomandibular-development-and-hard-tissue-biomineralization-in-neonate-mice
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Khari D Thompson, Holly E Weiss-Bilka, Elizabeth B McGough, Matthew J Ravosa
The presence of regional variation in the osteogenic abilities of cranial bones underscores the fact that the mechanobiology of the mammalian skull is more complex than previously recognized. However, the relationship between patterns of cranial bone formation and biomineralization remains incompletely understood. In four strains of mice, micro-computed tomography was used to measure tissue mineral density during perinatal development in three skull regions (calvarium, basicranium, mandible) noted for variation in loading environment, embryological origin, and ossification mode...
January 29, 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803114/the-inferomedial-femoral-neck-is-compromised-by-age-but-not-disease-fracture-toughness-and-the-multifactorial-mechanisms-comprising-reference-point-microindentation
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T Jenkins, O L Katsamenis, O G Andriotis, L V Coutts, B Carter, D G Dunlop, R O C Oreffo, C Cooper, N C Harvey, P J Thurner, The OStEO Group
The influence of ageing on the fracture mechanics of cortical bone tissue is well documented, though little is known about if and how related material properties are further affected in two of the most prominent musculoskeletal diseases, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis (OA). The femoral neck, in close proximity to the most pertinent osteoporotic fracture site and near the hip joint affected by osteoarthritis, is a site of particular interest for investigation. We have recently shown that Reference Point micro-Indentation (RPI) detects differences between cortical bone from the femoral neck of healthy, osteoporotic fractured and osteoarthritic hip replacement patients...
June 30, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798322/luciferase-expression-allows-bioluminescence-imaging-but-imposes-limitations-on-the-orthotopic-mouse-4t1-model-of-breast-cancer
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V P Baklaushev, A Kilpeläinen, S Petkov, M A Abakumov, N F Grinenko, G M Yusubalieva, A A Latanova, I L Gubskiy, F G Zabozlaev, E S Starodubova, T O Abakumova, M G Isaguliants, V P Chekhonin
Implantation of reporter-labeled tumor cells in an immunocompetent host involves a risk of their immune elimination. We have studied this effect in a mouse model of breast cancer after the orthotopic implantation of mammary gland adenocarcinoma 4T1 cells genetically labelled with luciferase (Luc). Mice were implanted with 4T1 cells and two derivative Luc-expressing clones 4T1luc2 and 4T1luc2D6 exhibiting equal in vitro growth rates. In vivo, the daughter 4T1luc2 clone exhibited nearly the same, and 4T1luc2D6, a lower growth rate than the parental cells...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796953/advanced-statistical-analyses-to-reduce-inconsistency-of-bond-strength-data
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T Minamino, A Mine, A Shintani, M Higashi, A Kawaguchi-Uemura, T Kabetani, R Hagino, D Imai, Y Tajiri, M Matsumoto, H Yatani
This study was designed to clarify the interrelationship of factors that affect the value of microtensile bond strength (µTBS), focusing on nondestructive testing by which information of the specimens can be stored and quantified. µTBS test specimens were prepared from 10 noncarious human molars. Six factors of µTBS test specimens were evaluated: presence of voids at the interface, X-ray absorption coefficient of resin, X-ray absorption coefficient of dentin, length of dentin part, size of adhesion area, and individual differences of teeth...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796750/in-vivo-electron-paramagnetic-resonance-tooth-dosimetry-dependence-of-radiation-induced-signal-amplitude-on-the-enamel-thickness-and-surface-area-of-ex-vivo-human-teeth
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Michitaka Umakoshi, Ichiro Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Hirata, Naoki Kunugita, Benjamin B Williams, Harold M Swartz, Minoru Miyake
In vivo L-band electron paramagnetic resonance tooth dosimetry is a newly developed and very promising method for retrospective biodosimetry in individuals who may have been exposed to significant levels of ionizing radiation. The present study aimed to determine the relationships among enamel thickness, enamel area, and measured electron paramagnetic resonance signal amplitude with a view to improve the quantitative accuracy of the dosimetry technique. Ten isolated incisors were irradiated using well-characterized doses, and their radiation-induced electron paramagnetic resonance signals were measured...
August 7, 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796280/effects-of-combined-teriparatide-and-zoledronic-acid-on-posterior-lumbar-vertebral-fusion-in-an-aged-ovariectomized-rat-model-of-osteopenia
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Mumingjiang Yishake, Miersalijiang Yasen, Libo Jiang, Wangmi Liu, Rong Xing, Qian Chen, Hong Lin, Jian Dong
There has been no study regarding the effect of a combination of teriparatide (TPTD) and zoledronic acid (ZA) on vertebral fusion. In this study, we investigate the effect of single and combined TPTD and ZA treatment on lumbar vertebral fusion in aged ovariectomized (OVX) rats. Sixty two-month-old female Sprague-Dawley rats were ovariectomized and underwent bilateral L4-5 posterolateral intertransverse fusion after ten months. The OVX rats received vehicle (control) treatment, or ZA (100µg/kg, once), or TPTD (60µg/kg/2 d for 42 d), or ZA + TPTD until they were euthanized at six weeks following lumbar vertebral fusion...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795785/micro-computed-tomographic-analysis-of-the-radial-geometry-of-intrarenal-artery-vein-pairs-in-rats-and-rabbits-comparison-with-light-microscopy
#17
Jennifer P Ngo, Bianca Le, Zohaib Khan, Michelle M Kett, Bruce S Gardiner, David W Smith, Mayer M Melhem, Anton Maksimenko, James T Pearson, Roger G Evans
We assessed the utility of synchrotron-radiation micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) for quantification of the radial geometry of the renal cortical vasculature. The kidneys of nine rats and six rabbits were perfusion fixed and the renal circulation filled with Microfil(®) . In order to assess shrinkage of Microfil(®) , rat kidneys were imaged at the Australian Synchrotron immediately upon tissue preparation and then post fixed in paraformaldehyde and reimaged 24 hours later. The Microfil(®) shrank only 2-5% over the 24 hour period...
August 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794657/repeated-administration-of-mazindol-reduces-spontaneous-pain-related-behaviors-without-modifying-bone-density-and-microarchitecture-in-a-mouse-model-of-complete-freund-s-adjuvant-induced-knee-arthritis
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L E Robledo-González, A Martínez-Martínez, V M Vargas-Muñoz, R I Acosta-González, R Plancarte-Sánchez, M Anaya-Reyes, C Fernández Del Valle-Laisequilla, J G Reyes-García, J M Jiménez-Andrade
BACKGROUND: The role of dopaminergic system in the development of rheumatoid arthritis-related pain, a major symptom in this disease, has not been explored. Therefore, the anti-nociceptive effect of mazindol, a dopamine uptake inhibitor, was evaluated in a model of complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA)-induced arthritis. Furthermore, as studies have shown that the dopaminergic system regulates bone metabolism, the effect of mazindol on bone mass and microarchitecture was determined. METHODS: Adult ICR male mice received intra-articular injections of either CFA or saline into the right knee joint every week...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794161/how-pigeons-couple-three-dimensional-elbow-and-wrist-motion-to-morph-their-wings
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Amanda K Stowers, Laura Y Matloff, David Lentink
Birds change the shape and area of their wings to an exceptional degree, surpassing insects, bats and aircraft in their ability to morph their wings for a variety of tasks. This morphing is governed by a musculoskeletal system, which couples elbow and wrist motion. Since the discovery of this effect in 1839, the planar 'drawing parallels' mechanism has been used to explain the coupling. Remarkably, this mechanism has never been corroborated from quantitative motion data. Therefore, we measured how the wing skeleton of a pigeon (Columba livia) moves during morphing...
August 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790902/integration-of-brain-and-skull-in-prenatal-mouse-models-of-apert-and-crouzon-syndromes
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Susan M Motch Perrine, Tim Stecko, Thomas Neuberger, Ethylin W Jabs, Timothy M Ryan, Joan T Richtsmeier
The brain and skull represent a complex arrangement of integrated anatomical structures composed of various cell and tissue types that maintain structural and functional association throughout development. Morphological integration, a concept developed in vertebrate morphology and evolutionary biology, describes the coordinated variation of functionally and developmentally related traits of organisms. Syndromic craniosynostosis is characterized by distinctive changes in skull morphology and perceptible, though less well studied, changes in brain structure and morphology...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
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