Arthur Nedder

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The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) fails to heal after suture repair. One hypothesis for this failure is the premature loss of the fibrin clot, or provisional scaffolding, between the two ligament ends in the joint environment. To test this hypothesis, a substitute provisional scaffold of collagen-platelet rich plasma (PRP) hydrogel was used to fill the(More)
OBJECTIVES Clinical translation of tissue-engineered heart valves requires valve competency and lack of stenosis in the short and long term. Early studies of engineered valves showed promise, although lacked complete definition of valve function. Building on prior experiments, we sought to define the in vivo changes in structure and function of autologous(More)
BACKGROUND The advent of metabolic surgery and the increasing focus on the substantial resolution rate of type 2 diabetes after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) call for additional fundamental investigations as to the mechanisms behind this effect. These investigations require an adequate animal model. Our objective was to develop a(More)
Survival surgeries upon chicks are commonly used in auditory research. Appropriate anesthesia is usually obtained with intramuscular or intraperitoneal injections of systemic agents. These techniques have several drawbacks, including delayed onset of anesthesia, difficulty in adjusting the dosage to accomodate individual animals' different responses,(More)
BACKGROUND Complete heart block is a significant clinical problem that can limit the quality of life in affected children. To understand the pathophysiology of this condition and provide for development of novel therapies, we sought to establish a large animal model of permanent, pacemaker-dependent atrioventricular block (AVB) that mimics the size and(More)
OBJECTIVES It is controversial whether immature cyanotic hearts are more susceptible to ischemic injury than normoxemic hearts. Acutely induced alveolar hypoxic stress before cardiopulmonary bypass has been used as a model of cyanosis and is reported to worsen recovery of immature hearts after subsequent ischemic insult by means of a free radical injury(More)
BACKGROUND Adhesions represent a major problem after abdominal and pelvic procedures. The purpose of the present study was to determine the effect of sunitinib (Sutent, SU11248), a Food and Drug Administration-approved receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, on recurrent pelvic adhesion formation after pelvic adhesiolysis in a rabbit model. MATERIALS AND(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of sunitinib (Sutent; SU11248; Pfizer), a US Food and Drug Administration-approved receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor previously shown to reduce de novo pelvic adhesion formation, on reproductive function after surgical uterine abrasion in a rabbit model. DESIGN Randomized placebo-controlled study. SETTING Large animal(More)
Thrombosis and biofouling of extracorporeal circuits and indwelling medical devices cause significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. We apply a bioinspired, omniphobic coating to tubing and catheters and show that it completely repels blood and suppresses biofilm formation. The coating is a covalently tethered, flexible molecular layer of(More)
The ability of the human cranium to ossify full-thickness defects depends on the size of the area and the age of the patient. An adult leporid cranioplasty model is commonly used to study inlay cranioplasty materials; the influence of age on ossification is unknown in this model. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of age on healing of a(More)