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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812679/meckel-s-cartilage-breakdown-offers-clues-to-mammalian-middle-ear-evolution
#1
Neal Anthwal, Daniel J Urban, Zhe-Xi Luo, Karen E Sears, Abigail S Tucker
A key transformation in mammalian ear evolution was incorporation of the primary jaw joint of premammalian synapsids into the definitive mammalian middle ear of living mammals. This evolutionary transition occurred in two steps, starting with a partial or 'transitional' mammalian middle ear in which the ectotympanic and malleus were still connected to the mandible by an ossified Meckel's cartilage (MC), as observed in many Mesozoic mammals. This was followed by MC breakdown, freeing the ectotympanic and the malleus from the mandible and creating the definitive mammalian middle ear...
March 6, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810995/chondrocyte-viability-after-a-simulated-blast-exposure
#2
K Aaron Shaw, Peter C Johnson, David Williams, Steven D Zumbrun, Richard Topolski, Craig D Cameron
OBJECTIVES: The effects of blast exposure have gained increasing interest in the military medical community with their continued occurrence on the battlefield. The impact of the direct and indirect energy imparted from blasts to hollow viscera, as well as closed head injuries, have been well studied. However, the injury to articular cartilage has not been investigated, despite previous correlations regarding the development of osteoarthritis. The purpose of this study was to assess the degree of injury to articular chondrocytes after exposure to a simulated blast overpressure wave...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810132/short-communication-alteration-in-blood-parameters-by-enrofloxacin-in-juvenile-lesser-spotted-dogfish-scyliorhinus-canicula-linnaeus-1758-after-intramuscular-injection
#3
Annalisa Zaccaroni, Marcos Perez-Lopez, Irene de la Casa Resino, Gianfranco Medri, Fabrizio Ceneri, Simone Bertini, Oliviero Mordenti, Luana Cortinovis, Rubina Sirri, Luciana Mandrioli
Enrofloxacin (EF) is a veterinary drug for respiratory, gastrointestinal and urinary tract infections. Parenteral administration at doses higher than the manufacturer recommended dosage has induced cartilage lesions in juvenile mammals and poultry. In elasmobranchs EF is commonly used for the treatment of infectious diseases, however only one study has been performed previously to evaluate pharmacokinetics and the potential chondrotoxicity of a fluoroquinolone in adult skates. In present study juvenile lesser spotted dogfish (Scyliorhinus canicula, Linnaeus, 1758) were treated with low (LD, 5mg/kg) and high dose (HD, 10mg/kg) of EF daily via intramuscular injection for 15 consecutive days, as indicated in a recognized treatment...
August 10, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797267/joint-cartilage-thickness-and-automated-determination-of-bone-age-and-bone-health-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#4
Marinka Twilt, Dan Pradsgaard, Anne Helene Spannow, Arne Horlyck, Carsten Heuck, Troels Herlin
BACKGROUND: BoneXpert is an automated method to calculate bone maturation and bone health index (BHI) in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Cartilage thickness can also be seen as an indicator for bone health and arthritis damage. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relation between cartilage thickness, bone maturation and bone health in patients with JIA. METHODS: Patients with JIA diagnosed according ILAR criteria included in a previous ultrasonography (US) study were eligible if hand radiographs were taken at the same time as the US examination...
August 10, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762509/vertebral-column-regionalisation-in-chinook-salmon-oncorhynchus-tshawytscha
#5
A De Clercq, M R Perrott, P S Davie, M A Preece, B Wybourne, N Ruff, A Huysseune, P E Witten
Teleost vertebral centra are often similar in size and shape, but vertebral-associated elements, i.e. neural arches, haemal arches and ribs, show regional differences. Here we examine how the presence, absence and specific anatomical and histological characters of vertebral centra-associated elements can be used to define vertebral column regions in juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). To investigate if the presence of regions within the vertebral column is independent of temperature, animals raised at 8 and 12 °C were studied at 1400 and 1530 degreedays, in the freshwater phase of the life cycle...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758241/in-vivo-phase-imaging-of-human-epiphyseal-cartilage-at-7-t
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Barbara Dymerska, Klaus Bohndorf, Paul Schennach, Alexander Rauscher, Siegfried Trattnig, Simon D Robinson
PURPOSE: To assess the potential clinical utility of in vivo susceptibility-weighted imaging and quantitative susceptibility mapping of growth cartilage in the juvenile human knee at 7 T. METHODS: High-resolution gradient-echo images of the knees of six healthy children and adolescents aged 6 to 15 were acquired with a 28-channel coil at 7 T. Phase images from the coils were combined using a short echo-time reference scan method (COMPOSER). RESULTS: Veins oriented perpendicular to the static B0 field appeared doubled in susceptibility-weighted imaging, but not quantitative susceptibility mapping...
July 31, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747146/age-dependent-subchondral-bone-remodeling-and-cartilage-repair-in-a-minipig-defect-model
#7
Christian G Pfeifer, Matthew B Fisher, Vishal Saxena, Minwook Kim, Elizabeth A Henning, David R Steinberg, George R Dodge, Robert Leon Mauck
Following cartilage injury and repair, the subchondral bone plate remodels. Skeletal maturity likely impacts both bone remodeling and inherent cartilage repair capacity. The objective of this study was to evaluate subchondral bone remodeling as a function of injury type, repair scenario and skeletal maturity in a Yucatan minipig model. Cartilage defects (4mm) were created bilaterally in the trochlear groove. Treatment conditions included a full thickness chondral defect (FCD, n=3adult/3juvenile), a partial thickness (~50%) chondral defect (PCD, n=3/3), and FCD treated with microfracture (MFX, n=3/3)...
July 26, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696851/us-evaluation-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-and-osteoarticular-infection
#8
Jie C Nguyen, Kenneth S Lee, Mahesh M Thapa, Humberto G Rosas
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and osteoarticular infection can cause nonspecific articular and periarticular complaints in children. Although contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging is the reference standard imaging modality, musculoskeletal ultrasonography (US) is emerging as an important adjunct imaging modality that can provide valuable information relatively quickly without use of radiation or the need for sedation. However, diagnostic accuracy requires a systemic approach, familiarity with various US techniques, and an understanding of maturation-related changes...
July 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639852/osteochondritis-dissecans-etiology-pathology-and-imaging-with-a-special-focus-on-the-knee-joint
#9
Juergen Bruns, Mathias Werner, Christian Habermann
This article is a review of the current understanding of the etiology, pathogenesis, and how to diagnose and treat knee osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) followed by an analysis of and outcomes of the treatments available. OCD is seen in children and adolescents with open growth plates (juvenile OCD) and adults with closed growth plates (adult OCD). The etiology of OCD lesions remains unclear and is characterized by an aseptic necrosis in the subchondral bone area. Mechanical factors seem to play an important role...
June 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612188/direct-quantification-of-solute-diffusivity-in-agarose-and-articular-cartilage-using-correlation-spectroscopy
#10
Janty S Shoga, Brian T Graham, Liyun Wang, Christopher Price
Articular cartilage is an avascular tissue; diffusive transport is critical for its homeostasis. While numerous techniques have been used to quantify diffusivity within porous, hydrated tissues and tissue engineered constructs, these techniques have suffered from issues regarding invasiveness and spatial resolution. In the present study, we implemented and compared two separate correlation spectroscopy techniques, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) and raster image correlation spectroscopy (RICS), for the direct, and minimally-invasive quantification of fluorescent solute diffusion in agarose and articular cartilage...
June 13, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604062/cartilage-regeneration-in-full-thickness-patellar-chondral-defects-treated-with-particulated-juvenile-articular-allograft-cartilage-an-mri-analysis
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Brian Grawe, Alissa Burge, Joseph Nguyen, Sabrina Strickland, Russell Warren, Scott Rodeo, Beth ShubinStein
Background Full-thickness cartilage lesions of the patella represent a common source of pain and dysfunction. Previously reported surgical treatment options include marrow stimulation, cell-based treatments, and osteochondral transfer. Minced juvenile allograft cartilage is a novel treatment option that allows for a single stage approach for these lesions. Hypothesis Particulated juvenile allograft cartilage (PJAC) for the treatment of chondral defects of the patella would offer acceptable lesion fill rates, mature over time, and not be associated with any negative biologic effects on the surrounding tissue...
June 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600846/ectopic-implantation-of-juvenile-osteochondral-tissues-recapitulates-endochondral-ossification
#12
Johnathan Ng, Yiyong Wei, Bin Zhou, Sarindr Bhumiratana, Aonnicha Burapachaisri, Edward Guo, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic
Subcutaneous implantation in a mouse can be used to investigate tissue maturation in vivo. Here, we demonstrate that this simple model can recapitulate endochondral ossification associated with native skeletal development. By histological and μCT analysis, we investigated morphological changes of immature bovine osteochondral tissues over the course of subcutaneous implantation in immunocompromised mice for up to 10 weeks. We observed multiple similarities between the ectopic process and native endochondral ossification: (i) permanent cartilage retention in the upper zones, (ii) progressive loss of transient cartilage accompanied by bone formation at the interface, and (iii) remodeling of nascent endochondral bone into mature cancellous bone...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594507/management-of-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus
#13
Michael Isiah Sandlin, Timothy P Charlton, Cyrus E Taghavi, Eric Giza
Management strategies for symptomatic osteochondral lesions of the talus are primarily surgical. Treatment options for symptomatic osteochondral lesions of the talus most commonly include bone marrow stimulation techniques, osteochondral autograft transplantation, osteochondral allograft transplantation, autologous chondrocyte implantation, matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation, and particulated juvenile articular cartilage. The selection of the most appropriate treatment option should be based on the specifics of a talar lesion, in particular, lesion size...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577786/restorative-tissue-transplantation-options-for-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus-a-review
#14
REVIEW
John Chao, Andrew Pao
Symptomatic osteochondral lesions of the talus remain a challenging problem due to inability for cartilage lesions to heal. Numerous treatment options exist, including nonoperative management, marrow stimulating techniques, and autograft-allograft. Arthroscopic marrow stimulation forms fibrocartilage that has been shown to be biomechanically weaker than hyaline cartilage. Restorative tissue transplantation options are being used more for larger and cystic lesions. Newer biologics and particulated juvenile cartilage are currently under investigation for possible clinical efficacy...
July 2017: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572469/magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-of-the-knee-as-an-outcome-measure-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-an-omeract-reliability-study-on-mri-scales
#15
Robert Hemke, Nikolay Tzaribachev, Charlotte M Nusman, Marion A J van Rossum, Mario Maas, Andrea S Doria
OBJECTIVE: There is increasing evidence that early therapeutic intervention improves longterm joint outcome in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Given the existence of highly effective treatments, there is an urgent need for reliable and accurate measures of disease activity and joint damage in JIA. Our objective was to assess the reliability of 2 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scoring methods: the Juvenile Arthritis MRI Scoring (JAMRIS) system and the International Prophylaxis Study Group (IPSG) consensus score, for evaluating disease status of the knee in patients with JIA...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459103/meckel-s-cartilage-breakdown-offers-clues-to-mammalian-middle-ear-evolution
#16
Neal Anthwal, Daniel J Urban, Zhe Xi Luo, Karen E Sears, Abigail S Tucker
A key transformation in mammalian ear evolution was incorporation of the primary jaw joint of premammalian synapsids into the definitive mammalian middle ear of living mammals. This evolutionary transition occurred in two-steps, starting with a partial or "transitional" mammalian middle ear in which the ectotympanic and malleus were still connected to the mandible by an ossified Meckel's Cartilage (MC), as observed in many Mesozoic mammals. This was followed by MC breakdown, freeing the ectotympanic and the malleus from the mandible and creating the definitive mammalian middle ear...
March 6, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438606/cell-origin-volume-and-arrangement-are-drivers-of-articular-cartilage-formation-morphogenesis-and-response-to-injury-in-mouse-limbs
#17
Rebekah S Decker, Hyo-Bin Um, Nathaniel A Dyment, Naiga Cottingham, Yu Usami, Motomi Enomoto-Iwamoto, Mark S Kronenberg, Peter Maye, David W Rowe, Eiki Koyama, Maurizio Pacifici
Limb synovial joints are composed of distinct tissues, but it is unclear which progenitors produce those tissues and how articular cartilage acquires its functional postnatal organization characterized by chondrocyte columns, zone-specific cell volumes and anisotropic matrix. Using novel Gdf5(CreERT2) (Gdf5-CE), Prg4-CE and Dkk3-CE mice mated to R26-Confetti or single-color reporters, we found that knee joint progenitors produced small non-migratory progenies and distinct local tissues over prenatal and postnatal time...
April 21, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414616/biphasic-finite-element-modeling-reconciles-mechanical-properties-of-tissue-engineered-cartilage-constructs-across-testing-platforms
#18
Gregory R Meloni, Matthew B Fisher, Brendan D Stoeckl, George R Dodge, Robert L Mauck
Cartilage tissue engineering is emerging as a promising treatment for osteoarthritis, and the field has progressed toward utilizing large animal models for proof of concept and preclinical studies. Mechanical testing of the regenerative tissue is an essential outcome for functional evaluation. However, testing modalities and constitutive frameworks used to evaluate in vitro grown samples differ substantially from those used to evaluate in vivo derived samples. To address this, we developed finite element (FE) models (using FEBio) of unconfined compression and indentation testing, modalities commonly used for such samples...
July 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392152/how-exercise-influences-equine-joint-homeostasis
#19
REVIEW
Nikae C R Te Moller, P René van Weeren
The maintenance of joint homeostasis is integral to joint health. Knowledge of the influence of exercise on joint homeostasis is not only relevant for determining sustainable levels of equine athletic training, but also for the study of early development of osteoarthritis or cartilage repair in animal models. This review provides an overview of findings derived from in vivo studies and postmortem analyses investigating exercise effects on various joint tissue components in the horse, supplemented where appropriate with data from small animal models...
April 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351221/-understanding-the-spatiotemporal-degradation-behavior-of-aggrecanase-sensitive-poly-ethylene-glycol-hydrogels-for-use-in-cartilage-tissue-engineering
#20
Stanley Chu, Shankar Lalitha Sridhar, Umut Akalp, Stacey C Skaalure, Franck J Vernerey, Stephanie J Bryant
Enzyme-sensitive hydrogels are promising cell delivery vehicles for cartilage tissue engineering. However, a better understanding of their spatiotemporal degradation behavior and its impact on tissue growth is needed. The goal of this study was to combine experimental and computational approaches to provide new insights into spatiotemporal changes in hydrogel crosslink density and extracellular matrix (ECM) growth and how these changes influence the evolving macroscopic properties as a function of time. Hydrogels were designed from aggrecanase-sensitive peptide crosslinks using a simple and robust thiol-norbornene photoclick reaction...
August 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
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