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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775632/controlled-delivery-of-a-focal-adhesion-kinase-inhibitor-results-in-accelerated-wound-closure-with-decreased-scar-formation
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Kun Ma, Sun Hyung Kwon, Jagannath Padmanabhan, Dominik Duscher, Artem A Trotsyuk, Yixiao Dong, Mohammed Inayathullah, Jayakumar Rajadas, Geoffrey C Gurtner
Formation of scars following wounding or trauma represents a significant healthcare burden costing the economy billions of dollars every year. Activation of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) has been shown to play a pivotal role in transducing mechanical signals to elicit fibrotic responses and scar formation during wound repair. We have previously shown that inhibition of FAK using local injections of a small molecule FAK inhibitor (FAKI) can attenuate scar development in a hypertrophic scar model. Clinical translation of FAKI therapy has been challenging, however, due to the lack of an effective drug delivery system for extensive burn injuries, blast injuries, and large excisional injuries...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772248/scaffolds-for-peripheral-nerve-repair-and-reconstruction
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REVIEW
Sheng Yi, Lai Xu, Xiaosong Gu
Trauma-associated peripheral nerve defect is a widespread clinical problem. Autologous nerve grafting, the current gold standard technique for the treatment of peripheral nerve injury, has many internal disadvantages. Emerging studies showed that tissue engineered nerve graft is an effective substitute to autologous nerves. Tissue engineered nerve graft is generally composed of neural scaffolds and incorporating cells and molecules. A variety of biomaterials have been used to construct neural scaffolds, the main component of tissue engineered nerve graft...
May 14, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741115/the-role-of-biomaterials-in-implantation-for-central-nervous-system-injury
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Yu-Shuan Chen, Horng-Jyh Harn, Tzyy-Wen Chiou
Permanent deficits that occur in memory, sensation, and cognition can result from central nervous system (CNS) trauma that causes dysfunction and/or unregulated CNS regeneration. Some therapeutic approaches are preferentially applied to the human body. Therefore, cell transplantation, one of the therapeutic strategies, may be used to benefit people. However, poor cell viability and low efficacy are the limitations to cell transplantation strategies. Biomaterials have been widely used in several fields (e.g...
January 1, 2018: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726299/in-vivo-immunogenicity-of-bovine-bone-removed-by-a-novel-decellularization-protocol-based-on-supercritical-carbon-dioxide
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Ling You, Xu Weikang, Yang Lifeng, Liang Changyan, Lin Yongliang, Wei Xiaohui, Xu Bin
Trauma or infections associated critical bone defects lead to a huge economic burden in the healthcare system worldwide. Recent advances in tissue engineering have led to potential new strategies for the repair, replacement, and regeneration of bone defects, especially in biomaterials and decellularization protocols from xenogenic tissues. However, the complexity in bone structure and mechanical environment limits the synthesis of artificial bone with biomaterials. Thus, the purpose of our study is to develop a natural bone scaffold with great immunocompatibility...
May 4, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722119/development-of-mesoporous-bioactive-glass-nanoparticles-and-its-use-in-bone-tissue-engineering
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REVIEW
Chee Hoe Kong, Chris Steffi, Zhilong Shi, Wilson Wang
The incidence of bone disorders, from trauma, tissue degeneration due to ageing, pathological conditions to cancer, has been increasing. The pursuit for bone graft substitutes to assist in regenerating large bone defects is ever growing as a result of the shortage in conventional autografts and allografts, in addition to the associated risks of disease transmission. However, the use of alloplastic biomaterials is limited in clinical settings, as further investigations are required to address the properties of synthetic grafts to mimic the native bone tissue and deliver desirable biomolecules to facilitate bone regeneration...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687593/incorporating-si-3-n-4-into-peek-to-produce-antibacterial-osteocondutive-and-radiolucent-spinal-implants
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Giuseppe Pezzotti, Elia Marin, Tetsuya Adachi, Federica Lerussi, Alfredo Rondinella, Francesco Boschetto, Wenliang Zhu, Takashi Kitajima, Kosuke Inada, Bryan J McEntire, Ryan M Bock, B Sonny Bal, Osam Mazda
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is a popular polymeric biomaterial which is primarily used as an intervertebral spacer in spinal fusion surgery; but it is developed for trauma, prosthodontics, maxillofacial, and cranial implants. It has the purported advantages of an elastic modulus which is similar to native bone and it can be easily formed into custom 3D shapes. Nevertheless, PEEK's disadvantages include its poor antibacterial resistance, lack of bioactivity, and radiographic transparency. This study presents a simple approach to correcting these three shortcomings while preserving the base polymer's biocompatibility, chemical stability, and elastic modulus...
April 24, 2018: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656072/enhanced-wound-healing-of-tissue-engineered-human-corneas-through-altered-phosphorylation-of-the-creb-and-akt-signal-transduction-pathways
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Camille Couture, Pascale Desjardins, Karine Zaniolo, Lucie Germain, Sylvain L Guérin
The cornea is a transparent organ, highly specialized and unique that is continually subjected to abrasive forces and occasional mechanical or chemical trauma because of its anatomical localization. Upon injury, the extracellular matrix (ECM) rapidly changes to promote wound healing through integrin-dependent activation of specific signal transduction mediators whose contribution is to favor faster closure of the wound by altering the adhesive and migratory properties of the cells surrounding the damaged area...
April 12, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651520/-surface-modifications-of-implants-part-2-clinical-application
#8
Marcus Jäger
The chemical composition, surface structure and topography of a biomaterial have an essential influence on the effects of an implant in the human body. In orthopedic and trauma surgery they make a relevant contribution to solve the current and future challenges. Particularly high are the requirements of permanent implants in bone. Besides material aging due to oxidation, implants are subjected to cyclic loading that leads to relevant biomechanical wear and abrasion. To date significant efforts have been made to minimize adverse implant-associated immunoreactions as well as the risk of periprosthetic infections...
April 12, 2018: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651154/effect-of-concentrated-growth-factor-cgf-on-the-promotion-of-osteogenesis-in-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-bmsc-in-vivo
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Xia Chen, Jian Wang, Li Yu, Jia Zhou, Danning Zheng, Bo Zhang
The therapeutic method traditionally used in bone defect reconstruction is autologous bone grafting. The most common problems affecting this type of repair approach are bone absorption and donor trauma. The approach taken in this study overcomes these problems. Bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) provided the crucial seed cells. Fibrin biological scaffolds were formed by combining the BMSCs with concentrated growth factor (CGF). BMSCs were isolated from Wistar rat femurs; CGF was prepared from rat heart blood...
April 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602466/pvdf-piezoelectric-neural-conduit-incorporated-pre-differentiated-adipose-derived-stem-cells-may-accelerate-the-repair-of-peripheral-nerve-injury
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Ming Li, Peixun Zhang, Dianying Zhang
Peripheral nerve injury is a common trauma disease which often results in sensory and motor dysfunction. However, the surgical repair for peripheral nerve injury, especially for large segmental defects, is not satisfactory. Growing evidences suggest that artificial neural conduit combined with stem cells is potential tissue engineering remediation method for peripheral nerve injury. But, selections of biomaterials and stem cells are still being debated. Based on the findings from previous studies, we hypothesize that PVDF piezoelectric neural conduit incorporated Schwann-like cells which pre-differentiated from adipose-derived stem cells may substantially promote the repair of peripheral nerve injury...
May 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551651/bioactive-scaffolds-based-on-elastin-like-materials-for-wound-healing
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J Carlos Rodríguez-Cabello, I González de Torre, A Ibañez-Fonzeca, M Alonso
Wound healing is a complex process that, in healthy tissues, starts immediately after the injury. Even though it is a natural well-orchestrated process, large trauma wounds, or injuries caused by acids or other chemicals, usually produce a non-elastic deformed tissue that not only have biological reduced properties but a clear aesthetic effect. One of the main drawbacks of the scaffolds used for wound dressing is the lack of elasticity, driving to non-elastic and contracted tissues. In the last decades, elastin based materials have gained in importance as biomaterials for tissue engineering applications due to their good cyto- and bio-compatibility, their ease handling and design, production and modification...
March 15, 2018: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498025/dental-stem-cells-in-bone-tissue-engineering-current-overview-and-challenges
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Pinar Ercal, Gorke Gurel Pekozer, Gamze Torun Kose
The treatment of bone that is impaired due to disease, trauma or tumor resection creates a challenge for both clinicians and researchers. Critical size bone defects are conventionally treated with autografts which are associated with risks such as donor site morbidity and limitations like donor shortage. Bone tissue engineering has become a promising area for the management of critical size bone defects by the employment of biocompatible materials and the discovery of novel stem cell sources. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can be isolated with ease from various dental tissues including dental pulp stem cells, stem cells from apical papilla, dental follicle stem cells, stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth, periodontal ligament stem cells, gingival stem cells and tooth germ derived stem cells...
March 2, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327429/in-vivo-migration-of-endogenous-brain-progenitor-cells-guided-by-an-injectable-peptide-amphiphile-biomaterial
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Reza Motalleb, Eric J Berns, Piyush Patel, Julie Gold, Samuel I Stupp, H Georg Kuhn
Biomaterials hold great promise in helping the adult brain regenerate and rebuild after trauma. Peptide amphiphiles (PAs) are highly versatile biomaterials, gelling and forming macromolecular structures when exposed to physiological levels of electrolytes. We are here reporting on the first ever in vivo use of self-assembling PA carrying a Tenascin-C signal (E2 Ten-C PA) for the redirection of endogenous neuroblasts in the rodent brain. The PA forms highly aligned nanofibers, displaying the migratory sequence of Tenascin-C glycoprotein as epitope...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208280/formulation-and-biological-actions-of-nano-bioglass-ceramic-particles-doped-with-calcarea-phosphorica-for-bone-tissue-engineering
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S Dinesh Kumar, K Mohamed Abudhahir, N Selvamurugan, S Vimalraj, R Murugesan, N Srinivasan, A Moorthi
The improvisation of the treatment procedures for treating the various kind of bone defects such as, bone or dental trauma and for diseases such as osteoporosis, osteomyelitis etc., need the suitable and promising biomaterials with resemblance of bone components. Bioactive glass ceramic (BGC) has recently acquired great attention as the most promising biomaterials; hence it has been widely applied as a filler material for bone tissue regeneration. Because it elicts specific biological responses after implantation in addition more potential in formation of strong interface with both hard and soft tissues by dissolution of calcium and phosphate ions...
February 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206139/alkaline-materials-and-regenerative-endodontics-a-review
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REVIEW
Bill Kahler, Nadia Chugal, Louis M Lin
Periapical health is the primary goal of endodontic treatment in mature and immature teeth. In addition, the goals of treatment of immature teeth with arrested root development include root growth to length and maturation of the apex, as well as thickening of the canal wall. These goals are valid for immature teeth that have been subjected to trauma and dental caries or that are the result of developmental anomalies that expose the tooth to the risk of pulp necrosis and consequently result in the cessation of root maturation...
December 5, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188679/a-new-surgical-positioning-system-for-robotic-assisted-minimally-invasive-spine-surgery-and-transpedicular-approach-to-the-disc
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G Vadalà, D Accoto, F Russo, I Portaccio, M Rossini, S Valentini, R Papalia, V Denaro
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) procedures for the treatment of spinal pathologies have experienced exponential growth due to improved techniques and decreased trauma to the patient. Several MISS procedures that require the use of a trans-pedicular cannula as a guiding tool for pedicle screw placement, delivery of biomaterials to the vertebral body or injection of biologics to the disc space have been described. Although these are clear advantages of MISS, the limited dissection and exposure may reduce the accuracy and stability of operation and make spine surgeons rely heavily on intraoperative fluoroscopy, raising concerns over the level of radiation exposure...
October 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186011/using-biomaterials-to-promote-pro-regenerative-glial-phenotypes-after-nervous-system-injuries
#17
Russell Thompson, Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert
Trauma to either the central or peripheral nervous system (PNS) often leads to significant loss of function and disability in patients. This high rate of long-term disability is due to the overall limited regenerative potential of nervous tissue, even though the PNS has more regenerative potential than the central nervous system (CNS). The supporting glial cells in the periphery, Schwann cells, are part of the reason for the improved recovery observed in the PNS. In the CNS, the glial populations, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes (OLs), do not have as much potential to promote regeneration and are at times inhibitory to neuronal growth...
February 8, 2018: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184512/strategies-developed-to-induce-direct-and-potentiate-bone-healing
#18
REVIEW
Anne-Margaux Collignon, Julie Lesieur, Christian Vacher, Catherine Chaussain, Gael Y Rochefort
Bone exhibits a great ability for endogenous self-healing. Nevertheless, impaired bone regeneration and healing is on the rise due to population aging, increasing incidence of bone trauma and the clinical need for the development of alternative options to autologous bone grafts. Current strategies, including several biomolecules, cellular therapies, biomaterials, and different permutations of these, are now developed to facilitate the vascularization and the engraftment of the constructs, to recreate ultimately a bone tissue with the same properties and characteristics of the native bone...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164804/biomaterials-and-advanced-technologies-for-hemostatic-management-of-bleeding
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REVIEW
DaShawn A Hickman, Christa L Pawlowski, Ujjal D S Sekhon, Joyann Marks, Anirban Sen Gupta
Bleeding complications arising from trauma, surgery, and as congenital, disease-associated, or drug-induced blood disorders can cause significant morbidities and mortalities in civilian and military populations. Therefore, stoppage of bleeding (hemostasis) is of paramount clinical significance in prophylactic, surgical, and emergency scenarios. For externally accessible injuries, a variety of natural and synthetic biomaterials have undergone robust research, leading to hemostatic technologies including glues, bandages, tamponades, tourniquets, dressings, and procoagulant powders...
January 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056355/three-dimensional-macroporous-materials-for-tissue-engineering-of-craniofacial-bone
#20
REVIEW
Akhilesh Kumar Shakya, Umadevi Kandalam
Repair of critical-size defects caused by trauma, removal of a tumour, or congenital abnormalities is a challenge in the craniomaxillofacial region because of the limitations associated with treatment. We have reviewed research papers and updated information relevant to the various types of macroporous scaffolds. We have included papers on several biomaterials and their use in various craniofacial defects such as mandibular, calvarial, and others, as well as the latest technological developments such as 3-dimensional printed scaffolds...
November 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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