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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634644/minimal-clinically-important-differences-mcid-in-assessing-outcomes-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
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Elina A Stefanovics, Robert A Rosenheck, Karen M Jones, Grant Huang, John H Krystal
This study sought to determine the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) for two frequently used measures of symptom severity in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) and the PTSD Symptom Checklist (PCL). Data from a randomized clinical trial of antipsychotic medication in military-related treatment-resistant PTSD (N= 267) included assessments 4 times over 26 weeks. Methods for estimating the MCID were based on both the anchor-based approach, using the Clinical Global Impressions (CGI) severity and improvement scales, rated by both clinicians and patients; and the distribution-based approach (based on standardized z-scores)...
June 21, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629078/fluorescent-cds-pcl-hybrids-via-tartaric-acid-cds-cocatalyzed-polymerization
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Manqing Yan, Mingchen Zhou, Jing Chen, Tianlei Zhao, Longxiang Tang, Hong Bi
In this paper, the environment-friendly, water-soluble carbon dots (CDs) with stable photoluminescence (PL) have been prepared via the one-step pyrolysis of lotus leaf. Then the as-prepared CDs containing abundant hydroxylic and carboxylic groups were employed as cocatalyst with tartaric acid (TA) in ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of ε-caprolactone (ε-CL). The low-toxic organic acid TA, as main catalyst, was used to catalyze the ROP of ε-CL efficiently. The fluorescent CDs@PCL hybrids were obviously hydrophobic and they exhibited an excellent biocompatibility, and biodegradability due to the existence of PCL...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629025/polycaprolactone-and-polycaprolactone-ceramic-based-3d-bioplotted-porous-scaffolds-for-bone-regeneration-a-comparative-study
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K K Gómez-Lizárraga, C Flores-Morales, M L Del Prado-Audelo, M A Álvarez-Pérez, M C Piña-Barba, C Escobedo
One of the critical challenges that scaffolding faces in the organ and tissue regeneration field lies in mimicking the structure, and the chemical and biological properties of natural tissue. A high-level control over the architecture, mechanical properties and composition of the materials in contact with cells is essential to overcome such challenge. Therefore, definition of the method, materials and parameters for the production of scaffolds during the fabrication stage is critical. With the recent emergence of rapid prototyping (RP), it is now possible to create three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds with the essential characteristics for the proliferation and regeneration of tissues, such as porosity, mechanical strength, pore size and pore interconnectivity, and biocompatibility...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628792/sleep-disturbances-as-predictors-of-prolonged-exposure-therapy-effectiveness-among-veterans-with-ptsd
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Minden B Sexton, Kimberly M Avallone, Erin R Smith, Katherine E Porter, Lisham Ashrafioun, J Todd Arnedt, Sheila A M Rauch
Sleep disturbances (SD) are pronounced in Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In clinical trials, SD have been shown to limit the effectiveness of evidence-based treatments for non-PTSD disorders. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between pretreatment SD and the effectiveness of Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy for Veterans with PTSD. Twenty-one Veterans completed the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale upon presenting to a PTSD specialty clinic...
June 14, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626208/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-eliminates-association-of-trkb-rs1187327-with-hdl-c-in-chinese-han-adolescents
#5
Ting Cao, Qiwei Guo, Mi Su, Yue Feng, Mei Fan, Yanjun Si, Nazakat H Memon, Jia Lin, Dingzhi Fang
Tropomyosin-related kinase receptor B (TrkB) has been observed to be a common player in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the regulation of serum lipids levels. However, interplays of PTSD with TrkB on serum lipids levels have not been explored yet. This study was to investigate the interplays of PTSD and TrkB rs1187327 on serum lipid profiles. Variants of TrkB rs1187327 of 709 high school students were identified by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) analyses and verified by DNA sequencing...
June 18, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624761/factors-influencing-psychological-social-and-health-outcomes-after-major-burn-injuries-in-adults-cohort-study-protocol
#6
Martha Druery, Peter A Newcombe, Cate M Cameron, Jeffrey Lipman
INTRODUCTION: The goal of burn care is that 'the quality of the outcome must be worth the pain of survival'. More research is needed to understand how best to deliver care for patients with burns to achieve this aim. Loss of independence, function as well as loss of income for patients with burns and carers cause a significant burden at both individual and societal levels. Much is being done to advance knowledge in the clinical care field; however, there has been a paucity of research exploring psychosocial outcomes...
June 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623631/effect-of-in-vitro-enzymatic-degradation-on-3d-printed-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-scaffolds-morphological-chemical-and-mechanical-properties
#7
Joana Ferreira, Antonio Gloria, Stefania Cometa, Jorge F J Coelho, Marco Domingos
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the tissue engineering (TE) field has significantly benefited from advanced techniques such as additive manufacturing (AM), for the design of customized 3D scaffolds with the aim of guided tissue repair. Among the wide range of materials available to biomanufacture 3D scaffolds, poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) clearly arises as the synthetic polymer with the greatest potential, due to its unique properties - namely, biocompatibility, biodegradability, thermal and chemical stability and processability...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622605/flexible-nanofilms-coated-with-aligned-piezoelectric-microfibers-preserve-the-contractility-of-cardiomyocytes
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P José Gouveia, S Rosa, L Ricotti, B Abecasis, H V Almeida, L Monteiro, J Nunes, F Sofia Carvalho, M Serra, S Luchkin, A Leonidovitch Kholkin, P Marques Alves, P Jorge Oliveira, R Carvalho, A Menciassi, R Pires das Neves, L Silva Ferreira
The use of engineered cardiac tissue for high-throughput drug screening/toxicology assessment remains largely unexplored. Here we propose a scaffold that mimics aspects of cardiac extracellular matrix while preserving the contractility of cardiomyocytes. The scaffold is based on a poly(caprolactone) (PCL) nanofilm with magnetic properties (MNF, standing for magnetic nanofilm) coated with a layer of piezoelectric (PIEZO) microfibers of poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) (MNF+PIEZO). The nanofilm creates a flexible support for cell contraction and the aligned PIEZO microfibers deposited on top of the nanofilm creates conditions for cell alignment and electrical stimulation of the seeded cells...
September 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621931/tunable-surface-repellency-maintains-stemness-and-redox-capacity-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Daniel A Balikov, Spencer William Crowder, Timothy C Boire, Jung Bok Lee, Mukesh K Gupta, Aidan M Fenix, Holley N Lewis, Caitlyn M Ambrose, Philip A Short, Chang-Soo Kim, Dylan T Burnette, Matthew A Reilly, N Sanjeeva Murthy, Mi-Lan Kang, Won Shik Kim, Hak-Joon Sung
Human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) hold great promise for regenerative medicine due to their multipotent differentiation capacity and immunomodulatory capabilities. Substantial research has elucidated mechanisms by which extracellular cues regulate hMSC fate decisions, but considerably less work has addressed how material properties can be leveraged to maintain undifferentiated stem cells. Here, we show that synthetic culture substrates designed to exhibit moderate cell-repellency promote high stemness and low oxidative stress - two indicators of naïve, healthy stem cells - in commercial and patient-derived hMSCs...
June 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620160/small-diameter-hybrid-vascular-grafts-composed-of-polycaprolactone-and-polydioxanone-fibers
#10
Yiwa Pan, Xin Zhou, Yongzhen Wei, Qiuying Zhang, Ting Wang, Meifeng Zhu, Wen Li, Rui Huang, Ruming Liu, Jingrui Chen, Guanwei Fan, Kai Wang, Deling Kong, Qiang Zhao
Electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL) vascular grafts showed good mechanical properties and patency. However, the slow degradation of PCL limited vascular regeneration in the graft. Polydioxanone (PDS) is a biodegradable polymer with high mechanical strength and moderate degradation rate in vivo. In this study, a small-diameter hybrid vascular graft was prepared by co-electrospinning PCL and PDS fibers. The incorporation of PDS improves mechanical properties, hydrophilicity of the hybrid grafts compared to PCL grafts...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618870/molecular-validation-of-chondrogenic-differentiation-and-hypoxia-responsiveness-of-platelet-lysate-expanded-adipose-tissue-derived-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Catalina Galeano-Garces, Emily T Camilleri, Scott M Riester, Amel Dudakovic, Dirk R Larson, Wenchun Qu, Jay Smith, Allan B Dietz, Hee-Jeong Im, Aaron J Krych, A Noelle Larson, Marcel Karperien, Andre J van Wijnen
OBJECTIVE: To determine the optimal environmental conditions for chondrogenic differentiation of human adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (AMSCs). In this investigation we specifically investigate the role of oxygen tension and 3-dimensional (3D) culture systems. DESIGN: Both AMSCs and primary human chondrocytes were cultured for 21 days in chondrogenic media under normoxic (21% oxygen) or hypoxic (2% oxygen) conditions using 2 distinct 3D culture methods (high-density pellets and poly-ε-caprolactone [PCL] scaffolds)...
July 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615108/kinematics-of-different-components-of-the-posterolateral-corner-of-the-knee-in-the-lateral-collateral-ligament-intact-state-a-human-cadaveric%C3%A2-study
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Christoph Domnick, Karl-Heinz Frosch, Michael J Raschke, Nils Vogel, Martin Schulze, Mathias von Glahn, Tobias C Drenck, Mirco Herbort
PURPOSE: To determine the static stabilizing effects of different anatomical structures of the posterolateral corner (PLC) of the knee in the lateral collateral ligament (LCL)-intact state. METHODS: Thirteen fresh-frozen human cadaveric knees were dissected and tested using an industrial robot with an optical tracking system. Kinematics were determined for 134 N anterior/posterior loads, 10 N m valgus/varus loads, and 5 N m internal/external rotatory loads in 0°, 20°, 30°, 60°, and 90° of knee flexion...
June 11, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614288/evaluation-of-the-tibial-tubercle-to-posterior-cruciate-ligament-distance-in-a-pediatric-patient-population
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Blake Clifton, Dustin L Richter, Dan Tandberg, Matthew Ferguson, Gehron Treme
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of distal extensor mechanism alignment continues to evolve in children with patella instability. Prior studies support the use of the tibial tubercle to trochlear groove (TT-TG) distance but limitations exist for this measurement including: changes in the TT-TG distance with knee flexion, difficulty with finding the deepest part of a dysplastic trochlea, and limitations regarding identification of the site of the anatomic abnormality. The tibial tubercle-posterior cruciate ligament (TT-PCL) distance has been introduced as an alternative measure to address the shortcomings in the TT-TG distance by quantifying the position of the TT independent of the trochlea and with respect to the tibia only...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612189/the-inclusion-of-chitosan-in-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-nanoparticles-impact-on-the-delivery-system-characteristics-and-on-the-adsorbed-ovalbumin-secondary-structure
#14
Sandra Jesus, Elizangela H Fragal, Adley F Rubira, Edvani C Muniz, Artur J M Valente, Olga Borges
This report extensively explores the benefits of including chitosan into poly-ε-caprolactone (PCL) nanoparticles (NPs) to obtain an improved protein/antigen delivery system. Blend NPs (PCL/chitosan NPs) showed improved protein adsorption efficacy (84%) in low shear stress and aqueous environment, suggesting that a synergistic effect between PCL hydrophobic nature and the positive charges of chitosan present at the particle surface was responsible for protein interaction. Additionally, thermal analysis suggested the blend NPs were more stable than the isolated polymers and cytotoxicity assays in a primary cell culture revealed chitosan inclusion in PCL NPs reduced the toxicity of the delivery system...
June 13, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609745/bacteria-immobilized-electrospun-polycaprolactone-and-polylactic-acid-fibrous-webs-for-remediation-of-textile-dyes-in-water
#15
Omer Faruk Sarioglu, Nalan Oya San Keskin, Asli Celebioglu, Turgay Tekinay, Tamer Uyar
In this study, preparation and application of novel biocomposite materials for textile dye removal which are produced by immobilization of specific bacteria onto electrospun nanofibrous webs are presented. A textile dye remediating bacterial isolate, Clavibacter michiganensis, was selected for bacterial immobilization, a commercial reactive textile dye, Setazol Blue BRF-X, was selected as the target contaminant, and electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL) and polylactic acid (PLA) nanofibrous polymeric webs were selected for bacterial integration...
June 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609018/pcl-phbv-blended-three-dimensional-scaffolds-fabricated-by-fused-deposition-modeling-and-responses-of-chondrocytes-to-the-scaffolds
#16
Wasana Kosorn, Morakot Sakulsumbat, Paweena Uppanan, Pakkanun Kaewkong, Surapol Chantaweroad, Jaturong Jitsaard, Kriskrai Sitthiseripratip, Wanida Janvikul
In this study, poly(ε-caprolactone)/poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PCL/PHBV) blended porous scaffolds were fabricated by fused deposition modeling (FDM). PCL/PHBV filaments, initially prepared at different weight ratios, that is, 100/0, 75/25, 50/50, and 25/75, were fabricated by the lay-down pattern of 0/90/45/135° to obtain scaffolds with dimension of 6.0 × 6.0 × 2.5 mm(3) and average filament diameters and channel sizes in the ranges of 370-390 µm and 190-210 µm, respectively. To enhance the surface hydrophilicity of the materials, the scaffolds were subsequently subjected to a low pressure oxygen plasma treatment...
July 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608839/microgroove-and-collagen-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-nanofiber-mesh-coating-improves-the-mechanical-stability-and-osseointegration-of-titanium-implants
#17
Morshed Khandaker, Shahram Riahinezhad, Wendy R Williams, Roman Wolf
The effect of depositing a collagen (CG)-poly-ε-caprolactone (PCL) nanofiber mesh (NFM) at the microgrooves of titanium (Ti) on the mechanical stability and osseointegration of the implant with bone was investigated using a rabbit model. Three groups of Ti samples were produced: control Ti samples where there were no microgrooves or CG-PCL NFM, groove Ti samples where microgrooves were machined on the circumference of Ti, and groove-NFM Ti samples where CG-PCL NFM was deposited on the machined microgrooves...
June 13, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608414/use-of-lecithin-to-control-fibre-morphology-in-electrospun-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-scaffolds-for-improved-tissue-engineering-applications
#18
Benjamin D M Coverdale, Julie E Gough, William W Sampson, Judith A Hoyland
We elucidate the effects of incorporating surfactants into electrospun poly (ε-caprolactone) (PCL) scaffolds on network homogeneity, cellular adherence and osteogenic differentiation. Lecithin was added with a range of concentrations to PCL solutions, which were electrospun to yield functionalised scaffolds. Addition of lecithin yielded a dose-dependent reduction in scaffold hydrophobicity, whilst reducing fibre width and hence increasing specific surface area. These changes in scaffold morphology were associated with increased cellular attachment of Saos-2 osteoblasts 3-hours post-seeding...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606122/anterior-tibial-curved-cortex-is-a-reliable-landmark-for-tibial-rotational-alignment-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Joong Il Kim, Jak Jang, Ki Woong Lee, Hyuk Soo Han, Sahnghoon Lee, Myung Chul Lee
BACKGROUND: Rotational alignment of the tibial component is important for long-term success of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study aimed to compare five axes in normal and osteoarthritic (OA) knees to determine a reliable landmark for tibial rotational alignment in TKA. METHODS: One hundred twenty patients with OA knees and 40 with normal knees were included. The angle between a line perpendicular to the surgical transepicondylar axis and each of five axes were measured on preoperative computed tomography...
June 12, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604361/synthetic-scaffolds-with-full-pore-interconnectivity-for-bone-regeneration-prepared-by-supercritical-foaming-using-advanced-biofunctional-plasticizers
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Aurelio Salerno, Sara Diéguez, Luis Diaz-Gomez, Jose Luis Gomez-Amoza, Beatriz Magariños, Angel Concheiro, Concepcion Domingo, Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo, Carlos A García-González
Supercritical foaming allows for the solvent-free processing of synthetic scaffolds for bone regeneration. However, the control on the pore interconnectivity and throat pore size with this technique still needs to be improved. The use of plasticizers may help to overcome these limitations. Eugenol, a GRAS natural compound extracted from plants, is proposed in this work as an advanced plasticizer with bioactive properties. Eugenol-containing poly(ɛ-caprolactone) (PCL) scaffolds were obtained by supercritical foaming (20...
June 12, 2017: Biofabrication
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