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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944881/folate%C3%A2-targeted-polymeric-micelles-loaded-with-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-as-a-contrast-agent-for-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-a-human-tongue-cancer-cell-line
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Min-Yi Cui, Zhi Dong, Huasong Cai, Kun Huang, Yi Liu, Zhuangnian Fang, Xiangmin Li, Yanji Luo
The aim of the present study was to investigate the feasibility of using folate‑targeted superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIO) as a magnetic resonance (MR) contrast agent that targets human tongue cancer cells. Folate‑targeted and folate‑free bilayer micelles composed of a diblock copolymer of polyethylene glycol (PEG) and poly‑caprolactone (PCL) that encapsulated SPIO in their hydrophobic core (SPIO‑PEG‑PCL micelles) were synthesized. The cytotoxicity of each set of micelles towards Tca‑8113 cells was examined using methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) assays...
September 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944766/magnesium-oxide-nanoparticle-loaded-polycaprolactone-composite-electrospun-fiber-scaffolds-for-bone-soft-tissue-engineering-applications-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation
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Ajay Suryavanshi, Kunal Khanna, K R Sindhu, Jayesh Bellare, Rohit Srivastava
The objective of the present investigation was to assess the potential of magnesium oxide nanoparticle (MgO NP)-loaded electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL) polymer composites as a bone-soft tissue engineering scaffold. MgO NPs were synthesized using a hydroxide precipitation sol-gel method and characterized using field emission gun-scanning electron microscopy/energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (FEG-SEM/EDS), field emission gun-transmission electron microscopy (FEG-TEM), and x-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis...
September 25, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944321/effect-of-evacuation-and-displacement-on-the-association-between-flooding-and-mental-health-outcomes-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-uk-survey-data
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Alice Munro, R Sari Kovats, G James Rubin, Thomas David Waite, Angie Bone, Ben Armstrong
BACKGROUND: Extensive flooding occurred during the winter of 2013-14 in England. Previous studies have shown that flooding affects mental health. Using data from the 2013-14 Public Health England National Study of Flooding and Health, we compared the prevalence of symptoms of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder between participants displaced by flooding and those flooded, but not displaced, 1 year after flooding. METHODS: In this multivariable ordinal regression analysis, we collected data from a cross-sectional survey collected 1 year after the flooding event from flood-affected postcodes in five counties in England...
July 2017: The Lancet. Planetary health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941968/popliteal-pseudoaneurysm-and-arteriovenous-fistula-after-arthroscopic-anterior-and-posterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-case-report
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Ding Xu, Liefeng Ji, Jiang Zhu, Yuefeng Xie
INTRODUCTION: Vascular injuries are a well recognised but very rare complication of surgery or trauma around the knee, especially associated with arthroscopic anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. PRESENTATION OF CASE: This report describes a case of a Popliteal pseudoaneurysm and arteriovenous fistula after Arthroscopic anterior and Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. An 57-year-old male who complained of pain and swelling around the left lower extremity after the ACL and PCL reconstruction using a semitendinosus graft from the two limbs caused by bicycle accident...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937605/production-of-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-hydroxyapatite-composite-scaffolds-with-a-tailored-macro-micro-porous-structure-high-mechanical-properties-and-excellent-bioactivity
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Jong-Woo Kim, Kwan-Ha Shin, Young-Hag Koh, Min Jin Hah, Jiyoung Moon, Hyoun-Ee Kim
We produced poro-us poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL)/hydroxyapatite (HA) composite scaffolds for bone regeneration, which can have a tailored macro/micro-porous structure with high mechanical properties and excellent in vitro bioactivity using non-solvent-induced phase separation (NIPS)-based 3D plotting. This innovative 3D plotting technique can create highly microporous PCL/HA composite filaments by inducing unique phase separation in PCL/HA solutions through the non-solvent-solvent exchange phenomenon. The PCL/HA composite scaffolds produced with various HA contents (0 wt %, 10 wt %, 15 wt %, and 20 wt %) showed that PCL/HA composite struts with highly microporous structures were well constructed in a controlled periodic pattern...
September 22, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936269/microfibrous-scaffolds-enhance-endothelial-differentiation-and-organization-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Joseph J Kim, Luqia Hou, Guang Yang, Nicholas P Mezak, Maureen Wanjare, Lydia M Joubert, Ngan F Huang
INTRODUCTION: Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are a promising source of endothelial cells (iPSC-ECs) for engineering three-dimensional (3D) vascularized cardiac tissues. To mimic cardiac microvasculature, in which capillaries are oriented in parallel, we hypothesized that endothelial differentiation of iPSCs within topographically aligned 3D scaffolds would be a facile one-step approach to generate iPSC-ECs as well as induce aligned vascular organization. METHODS: Human iPSCs underwent endothelial differentiation within electrospun 3D polycaprolactone (PCL) scaffolds having either randomly oriented or parallel-aligned microfibers...
October 2017: Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935370/the-hierarchical-structure-of-the-perichromosomal-layer-comprises-ki67-ribosomal-rnas-and-nucleolar-proteins
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Yuki Hayashi, Kazashi Kato, Keiji Kimura
The perichromosomal layer (PCL) is a structure that surrounds mitotic chromosomes, found in both animal and plant cells. It comprises various proteins and RNAs, mainly derived from the nucleolus. Several functions for the PCL have been suggested; however, the mechanism of PCL organization during mitosis remains unclear. The localization of several nucleolar proteins to the PCL is reportedly dependent on pre-ribosomal RNAs and the marker of proliferation, Ki67, which is a major PCL-localized protein. Here we demonstrate that, although the removal of pre-ribosomal RNAs from the PCL causes PCL delocalization of several nucleolar proteins, it does not affect the localization of Ki67...
September 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932749/vascular-tissue-engineering-effects-of-integrating-collagen-into-a-pcl-based-nanofiber-material
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Ulf Bertram, Dominik Steiner, Benjamin Poppitz, Dirk Dippold, Katrin Köhn, Justus P Beier, Rainer Detsch, Aldo R Boccaccini, Dirk W Schubert, Raymund E Horch, Andreas Arkudas
The engineering of vascular grafts is a growing field in regenerative medicine. Although numerous attempts have been made, the current vascular grafts made of polyurethane (PU), Dacron®, or Teflon® still display unsatisfying results. Electrospinning of biopolymers and native proteins has been in the focus of research to imitate the extracellular matrix (ECM) of vessels to produce a small caliber, off-the-shelf tissue engineered vascular graft (TEVG) as a substitute for poorly performing PU, Dacron, or Teflon prostheses...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927647/protecting-the-pcl-during-total-knee-arthroplasty-using-a-bone-island-technique
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Addison R Wood, Tebyan A Rabbani, Benjamin Sheffer, Russell A Wagner, Hugo B Sanchez
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have shown that the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) may be partially resected during cruciate retaining (CR) total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using highly experienced hands and standard surgical technique; therefore, proper surgical technique is aimed at preservation and balance of the PCL during CR TKA. The central objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a simple surgical technique to prevent PCL damage during performance of a CR TKA. METHODS: Sixty embalmed cadaver specimens were randomized into 2 groups, experimental and control...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927587/ph-responsive-carboxymethyl-chitosan-derived-micelles-as-apatinib-carriers-for-effective-anti-angiogenesis-activity-preparation-and-in-vitro-evaluation
#10
Yixing Dai, Shuo Wang, Weibin Shi, Meidong Lang
In this study, carboxymethyl chitosan-graft-poly-(ε-caprolactone) copolymers (CMCS-g-PCL) were synthesized and used to encapsulate apatinib to prepare apatinib-loaded CMCS-g-PCL (CPA) micelles. CPA micelles' sizes were 100-150nm at pH 7.4 while aggregated to 300-350nm at pH 6.4, and the release rate at pH 6.4 was faster than pH 7.4, indicating CPA micelles have a pH-responsive activity. Furthermore, the release rate decreased with an increased grafting ratio of CMCS-g-PCL, which was shown by the results of release experiments from CPA-2 to CPA-10 micelles...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925709/effect-of-hydrophobic-chain-length-on-the-stability-and-guest-exchange-behavior-of-shell-sheddable-micelles-formed-by-disulfide-linked-diblock-copolymers
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Haiyan Fan, Yixia Li, Jinxian Yang, Xiaodong Ye
Reduction-responsive micelles hold enormous promise for the application as drug carriers due to the fast drug release triggered by reducing conditions and high anticancer activity. However, the effect of hydrophobic chain length on the stability and guest exchange of reduction-responsive micelles, especially for the micelles formed by diblock copolymers containing single disulfide group, are not fully understood. Here, shell-sheddable micelles formed by a series of disulfide-linked copolymer poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(-caprolactone) (PEG-SS-PCL) containing the same chain length of PEG but different chain lengths of hydrophobic block PCL were prepared and well characterized...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925552/in-situ-bone-tissue-engineering-with-an-endogenous-stem-cell-mobilizer-and-osteoinductive-nanofibrous-polymeric-scaffolds
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Jong Seung Lee, Yoonhee Jin, Hyun-Ji Park, Kisuk Yang, Min Suk Lee, Hee Seok Yang, Seung-Woo Cho
Classical bone tissue engineering involves the use of culture-expanded cells and scaffolds to produce tissue constructs for transplantation. Despite promising results, clinical adoption of these constructs has been limited due to various drawbacks, including extensive cell expansion steps, low cell survival rate upon transplantation, and the possibility of immuno-rejection. To bypass the ex vivo cell culture and transplantation process, we exploited the regenerative capacity of the host by mobilizing endogenous stem cells to the site of injury...
September 19, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923435/ptsd-burnout-and-well-being-among-rescue-workers-seeking-to-understand-the-impact-of-the-european-refugee-crisis-on-rescuers
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Vasiliki-Eirini Chatzea, Dimitra Sifaki-Pistolla, Sofia-Aikaterini Vlachaki, Evangelos Melidoniotis, Georgia Pistolla
Individuals who perform rescue and recovery duties, as part of their daily work activities, confront diverse stressors that can affect their mental state and overall well-being. The study aimed to assess the prevalence and the factors associated with self-assessed PTSD, perceived well-being and burnout among rescue workers operating at Lesvos during the European refugees crisis. 217 rescuers participated in the study, while the PTSD Checklist-Civilian Version (PCL-C), the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and the Well-being Index (WHO-5) were utilized...
September 12, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922423/proprioception-in-patients-with-posterior-cruciate-ligament-tears-a-meta-analysis-comparison-of-reconstructed-and-contralateral-normal-knees
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Jung-Ro Yoon, Dae-Hee Lee, Seung-Nam Ko, Young-Soo Shin
Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction for patients with PCL insufficiency has been associated with postoperative improvements in proprioceptive function due to mechanoreceptor regeneration. However, it is unclear whether reconstructed PCL or contralateral normal knees have better proprioceptive function outcomes. This meta-analysis was designed to compare the proprioceptive function of reconstructed PCL or contralateral normal knees in patients with PCL insufficiency. All studies that compared proprioceptive function, as assessed with threshold to detect passive movement (TTDPM) or joint position sense (JPS) in PCL reconstructed or contralateral normal knees were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920626/mononuclear-salen-gallium-complexes-for-iso-selective-ring-opening-polymerization-rop-of-rac-lactide
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David Specklin, Christophe Fliedel, Frédéric Hild, Samir Mameri, Lydia Karmazin, Corinne Bailly, Samuel Dagorne
A series of mononuclear salen-supported gallium amido/alkoxide derivatives were prepared and structurally characterized and subsequently used as initiators in rac-lactide ring-opening polymerisation (ROP). The reaction of variously substituted salen ligands (1a-1f) with 0.5 equiv. of Ga2(NMe2)6 allowed the isolation of the corresponding (salen)Ga-NMe2 chelates (2b-2d, 2f) via an amine elimination route, as poorly soluble compounds in common solvents. The (salen)Ga-OBn derivatives (3a-3e) may be readily accessed by an amine-elimination/alcoholysis sequence and the molecular structures of 3a, 3d and 3e were confirmed through X-ray crystallography diffraction analysis...
September 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919524/chitosan-ferulic-acid-coated-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-electrospun-materials-with-antioxidant-antibacterial-and-antitumor-properties
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Gyuldzhan Yakub, Milena Ignatova, Nevena Manolova, Iliya Rashkov, Reneta Toshkova, Ani Georgieva, Nadya Markova
Novel fibrous materials from poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL), chitosan (Ch) and natural phenolic acid ferulic acid (FA) of diverse design were successfully prepared by electrospinning or electrospinning combined with dip-coating. FA incorporated in the PCL fibrous mats or in the Ch coating was in the amorphous state as evidenced by the performed differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. The release of FA was affected by the composition and design of the polymer matrix. The incorporation of a combination of FA and Ch in the fibrous mats imparted to these materials higher killing rates against pathogenic bacteria S...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918500/current-evidence-advocates-use-of-a-new-pathologic-tibial-tubercle-posterior-cruciate-ligament-distance-threshold-in-patients-with-patellar-instability
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Nickolas Boutris, Domenica A Delgado, John S Labis, Patrick C McCulloch, David M Lintner, Joshua D Harris
PURPOSE: To determine (1) whether a correlation exists between tibial tubercle-posterior cruciate ligament (TT-PCL) and tibial tubercle-trochlear groove (TT-TG) distances in patellar instability patients; (2) reliability when measuring TT-PCL distance; (3) whether TT-PCL distances measured on MRI are equivalent to those on CT; and (4) whether a correlation exists between TT-PCL distance and number of instability events or recurrence of instability following stabilization surgery. METHODS: A systematic review was performed using PRISMA guidelines...
September 16, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917794/patterned-polycaprolactone-filled-glass-microfiber-microfluidic-devices-for-total-protein-content-analysis
#18
Gayan C Bandara, Christopher A Heist, Vincent T Remcho
Membrane based microfluidic devices have gained much popularity in recent years, as they make possible rapid, inexpensive analytical techniques that can be applied to a wide variety of areas. The ability to modify device hydrophilicity and hydrophobicity is critically important in fabricating membrane based microfluidic devices. Polar hydrophilic membranes, such as glass microfiber (GMF) membranes, hold great potential as they are inexpensive, chemically inert, and stable. Filling of these membranes with non-polar polymers such as polycaprolactone (PCL) converts the hydrophilic GMF into a hydrophobic medium...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917443/alternative-models-of-dsm-5-ptsd-examining-diagnostic-implications
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Siobhan Murphy, Maj Hansen, Ask Elklit, Yoke Yong Chen, Siti Raudzah Ghazali, Mark Shevlin
The factor structure of DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been extensively debated with evidence supporting the recently proposed seven-factor Hybrid model. However, despite myriad studies examining PTSD symptom structure few have assessed the diagnostic implications of these proposed models. This study aimed to generate PTSD prevalence estimates derived from the 7 alternative factor models and assess whether pre-established risk factors associated with PTSD (e.g., transportation accidents and sexual victimisation) produce consistent risk estimates...
September 9, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917149/a-comparison-study-between-electrospun-polycaprolactone-and-piezoelectric-poly-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate-scaffolds-for-bone-tissue-engineering
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Svetlana N Gorodzha, Albert R Muslimov, Dina S Syromotina, Alexander S Timin, Nikolai Y Tcvetkov, Kirill V Lepik, Aleksandra V Petrova, Maria A Surmeneva, Dmitry A Gorin, Gleb B Sukhorukov, Roman A Surmenev
In this study, bone scaffolds composed of polycaprolactone (PCL), piezoelectric poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) and a combination of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) and silicate containing hydroxyapatite (PHBV-SiHA) were successfully fabricated by a conventional electrospinning process. The morphological, chemical, wetting and biological properties of the scaffolds were examined. All fabricated scaffolds are composed of randomly oriented fibres with diameters from 800nm to 12μm...
September 5, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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