Khosrow Mottaghy

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Spinal cord injury is very complicated, as there are factors in the body that inhibit its repair. Although regeneration of the mammalian central nervous system (CNS) was once thought to be impossible, studies over the past two decades have shown that axonal growth after spinal cord injury can occur when provided with the correct substratum. Traditionally,(More)
A system for automatic quantification of morphological changes of cell lines, proposed for cytotoxicity tests of biomaterials, is presented. Light-micrographs of cultured cells are segmented by adaptive thresholding within a local adaptive window. Connected cells in binarized micrographs are separated by a novel morphological multiscale method, treating(More)
Cytotoxicity tests are important for the screening and evaluation of biocompatibility of artificial organs. Morphologic changes of cells that were contacted biomaterials or biomaterial extracts indicate their toxicity. However, information on cytotoxic effects is still obtained by subjective visual inspection of microscopic samples. In this article, a novel(More)
Surface modification by functional groups promotes endothelialization in biohybrid artificial lungs, but whether it affects endothelial cell stability under fluid shear stress, and the release of anti-thrombotic factors, e.g. nitric oxide (NO), is unknown. We aimed to test whether surface-modified silicone tubes containing different functional groups, but(More)
Bioreactors are important inevitable part of any tissue engineering (TE) strategy as they aid the construction of three-dimensional functional tissues. Since the ultimate aim of a bioreactor is to create a biological product, the engineering parameters, for example, internal and external mass transfer, fluid velocity, shear stress, electrical current(More)
Monitoring splanchnic perfusion by means of gastric intramucosal tonometry is carried out using saline, or more recently, air tonometry using the Tonocap. The objective of this study was the validation of the Tonocap in saline and perfluorocarbon FC 43. The two methods underestimated the predefined PCO2 value by an average of 10%, with clinically acceptable(More)
A system for automatic quanti®cation of morphological changes of cell lines, proposed for cytotoxicity tests of biomaterials, is presented. Light-micrographs of cultured cells are segmented by adaptive thresholding within a local adaptive window. Connected cells in binarized micrographs are separated by a novel morphological multiscale method, treating(More)
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