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Surface functionalization of titanium with hyaluronic acid/chitosan polyelectrolyte multilayers and RGD for promoting osteoblast functions and inhibiting bacterial adhesion.
Titanium (Ti) and its alloys are used extensively in orthopedic implants due to their excellent biocompatibility and mechanical properties. However, titanium-based implant materials have specificExpand
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Antibacterial and mechanical properties of bone cement impregnated with chitosan nanoparticles.
Although total joint replacement has become commonplace in recent years, bacterial infection remains a significant complication following this procedure. One approach to reduce the incidence of jointExpand
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The effect of VEGF functionalization of titanium on endothelial cells in vitro.
One of the key challenges in bone healing and regeneration is the engineering of an implant with surface properties that can enhance revascularization to meet the metabolic demands of recovery.Expand
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Surface functionalization of titanium with carboxymethyl chitosan and immobilized bone morphogenetic protein-2 for enhanced osseointegration.
Orthopedic implant failure has been attributed mainly to loosening of the implant from host bone, which may be due to poor bonding of the implant material to bone tissue, as well as to bacterialExpand
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Titanium with surface-grafted dextran and immobilized bone morphogenetic protein-2 for inhibition of bacterial adhesion and enhancement of osteoblast functions.
Failure of bone and joint implants has been attributed mainly to poor bonding of the implant to bone tissue, and to bacterial infection. The probability of successful osseointegration or implantExpand
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An in vitro assessment of titanium functionalized with polysaccharides conjugated with vascular endothelial growth factor for enhanced osseointegration and inhibition of bacterial adhesion.
The long-term success of orthopedic implants may be compromised by defective osseointegration and bacterial infection. An effective approach to minimize implant failure would be to modify the surfaceExpand
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A case of unusual Gram-negative bacilli septic arthritis in an immunocompetent patient.
The Gram-negative bacilli Acinetobacter baumannii, Burkholderia cepacia, Ochrobactrum anthropi, Pseudomonas mendocina, Ralstonia spp., Serratia marcescens and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia areExpand
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In vitro antibacterial and cytotoxicity assay of multilayered polyelectrolyte-functionalized stainless steel.
Infection of implanted materials by bacteria constitutes one of the most serious complications following prosthetic and implant surgery. In the present study, a new strategy for confering stainlessExpand
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Bacterial adhesion and osteoblast function on titanium with surface-grafted chitosan and immobilized RGD peptide.
Biomaterials-associated infections remain a source of serious complications in modern medicine. When a biomaterial is implanted in the body, the result of successful tissue integration or implantExpand
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Osteoclasts are multinucleated cells specialized for the function of lacunar bone resorption. Although they are known to be capable of phagocytosis of inert particles, it is not known whether thisExpand
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