Ting-wu W Qin

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We investigated the effects of gamma irradiation versus ethylene oxide (ETO) sterilization on the mechanical strength of cortical bone grafts. Tibias were collected from cadavers of mature goats. Sixty test specimens were randomized into four groups: fresh (no processing), frozen (freezing at -70 degrees C), gamma-irradiated, and ETO-sterilized specimens.(More)
Total knee replacement (TKR) is an effective method of treating end-stage arthritis of the knee. It is not, however, a procedure without risk due to a number of factors, one of which is diabetes mellitus. The purpose of this study was to estimate the general prevalence of diabetes in patients about to undergo primary TKR and to determine whether diabetes(More)
To enhance osteointegration with preservation of mechanical strength, a surface modification technique using 20% surface demineralization in a controlled manner was applied to custom-built cylindrical bio-derived compact bones (20% surface-demineralized cylindrical compact bio-derived bone scaffold: SDCBS); an undemineralized version was the control. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate an optimal method for SD rat skeletal muscle decellularization. METHODS Sixteen SD rats (male and female) weighing 180-200 g were used. Thirty-six skeletal muscle bundles obtained from 10 rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: normal group (group A, n=4) received non-decellularization; time group (group T, n=16) and(More)
The efficacy and safety of a material derived from human bones in the repair of critical segmental bone defects are evaluated in a rhesus monkey model. Frozen human bones were chemically and physically processed into a partially demineralized and deproteinized material in blocks. The complete tissue-engineered (TE) bone was constructed of the material(More)
To develop a naturally derived tendon tissue engineering scaffold with the preservation of the native ultrastructure, tensile strength, and biochemical composition of the tendon extracellular matrix (ECM), decellularized tendon slices (DTSs) were prepared using repetitive freeze/thaw of the intact Achilles tendons, frozen section, and nuclease treatment.(More)
The extracellular matrix (ECM) microenvironment for the stem cell niches, including but not limited to the biochemical composition, matrix topography, and stiffness, is crucial to stem cell proliferation and differentiation. The purpose of this study was to explore the capacity of the decellularized tendon slices (DTSs) to induce stem cell proliferation and(More)
Porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS) has been widely used in repairing various tissues and organs. Despite this, some SIS products have the capacity to cause variable inflammatory responses after implantation resulting in severe adverse effects due to porcine cell existence. In this study, we described a multi-step method including mechanical(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether free auricular cartilage grafts can be used to reconstruct the extensive anterior defect of rabbit trachea and observe the difference between autograft and allograft. METHODS Twenty New Zealand white rabbits were divided into autograft group (n = 10) and allograft group (n = 10). All grafts were taken from the right(More)
We report a direct measurement of the adhesion strength of human embryonic tenocytes (HETCs) and transformed human embryonic tenocytes (THETCs) to fibronectin (FN)- and type I collagen (CNI)- modified poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) substrates with a micropipette aspiration technique. PLGA substrates were first coated with poly-D-lysine (PDL), and then(More)