Jocelyn M. Zika

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Tension testing of wet bovine haversian cortical bone demonstrated marked plastic behavior. Progressive surface decalcification of this bone with dilute hydrochloric acid resulted in progressive decreases in the tension yield point and the ultimate stress with no change in the yield strain or ultimate strain unless decalcification was complete. The slope of(More)
Between 1948 and 1984, autopsies were performed on 305 patients with primary carcinomas of the cervix, endometrium, ovaries, fallopian tubes, vulva, and vagina. Skeletal metastases were detected premortem and at autopsy in 49 cases (16.1%): cervix, 20 (40.8%); endometrium, 17 (34.7%); ovary, 7 (14.3%); vulva, 4 (8.2%); fallopian tube, 1 (2%). There were no(More)
Despite 30 years of experimental bone grafting research, the fresh cancellous bone graft remains the most osteogenic and reliable bone grafting material. Recent experimental data suggest that modification of the graft-host interaction by antigen matching or immune manipulation may allow increasingly successful use of allografts.
Fresh and frozen orthotopic iliac crest bone grafts in rats were studied histologically for determination of the long-term effects of histocompatibility matching and the freezing process on orthotopic bone graft incorporation. Grafts exchanged between groups of inbred rats, syngeneic or differing with respect to major or minor histocompatibility loci, were(More)
UNLABELLED We studied the role of immunosuppressive therapy in improving the incorporation of frozen bone allografts exchanged across strong transplantation barriers in a canine cancellous ulnar segmental replacement model. Dogs receiving frozen bone from donors with major histocompatibility differences received one of three different immunosuppressive(More)
The role of histocompatibility matching in bone allografting was studied in two canine bone graft models. In a cancellous ulnar segmental replacement model, frozen bone allografts exchanged between closely matched dogs were significantly better incorporated by radiographic and histologic criteria than were strongly incompatible grafts. Frozen allografts(More)
The value of histocompatibility matching in frozen bone allografts was studied in a canine cancellous ulnar segmental-replacement model. Frozen bone that was exchanged across strong and weak transplantation barriers was evaluated histologically and radiographically at thirteen and twenty-six weeks after grafting. Histological grading criteria quantified the(More)
The effects of bone devascularization were evaluated histologically and metabolically in rats prelabelled with 45Ca, 3H-tetracycline and 3H-proline by quantifying cortical bone resorption and formation. The interruption of blood supply to bone without invading its integrity resulted in a marked increase in bone turnover (resorption and formation) during the(More)