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The effectiveness of a degradable and bioactive borate glass has been compared with the clinically used calcium sulfate in the treatment of osteomyelitis of rabbits, as a carrier for vancomycin. The bone infections were induced in the tibias of 65 rabbits by injecting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). After 3 weeks, these rabbits were(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 and programmed cell death 5 (PDCD5) in osteoarthritis chondrocytes, and to explore the potential correlation between them in the apoptosis process of osteoarthritis chondrocytes. Patients with knee osteoarthritis were placed into four categories according to(More)
Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hiPSC-MSCs) have emerged as a promising alternative for stem cell transplantation therapy. Exosomes derived from mesenchymal stem cells (MSC-Exos) can play important roles in repairing injured tissues. However, to date, no reports have demonstrated the use of hiPSC-MSC-Exos in cutaneous(More)
The objective of this work was to evaluate borate bioactive glass scaffolds (with a composition in the system Na(2)O-K(2)O-MgO-CaO-B(2)O(3)-P(2)O(5)) as devices for the release of the drug Vancomycin in the treatment of bone infection. A solution of ammonium phosphate, with or without dissolved Vancomycin, was used to bond borate glass particles into the(More)
The vascularization of tissue-engineered bone is a prerequisite step for the successful repair of bone defects. Hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) plays an essential role in angiogenesis-osteogenesis coupling during bone regeneration and can activate the expression of angiogenic factors in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Dimethyloxaloylglycine (DMOG) is an(More)
Recently, accumulating evidence has shown that exosomes, the naturally secreted nanocarriers of cells, can exert therapeutic effects in various disease models in the absence of parent cells. However, application of exosomes in bone defect repair and regeneration has been rarely reported, and little is known regarding their underlying mechanisms. Exosomes(More)
OBJECTIVE Bioactive borate glass (BG) has good biocompatibility and biodegradation. To investigate the feasibility of bioactive borate glass as a carrier of the antibiotic controlled-releasing by implanting vancomycin-loaded BG (VBG) into the focus of tibia chronic osteomyelitis after debridement. METHODS VBG and vancomycin-loaded calcium sulfate (VCS)(More)
Bioactive borate glass (BG) has emerged as a promising alternative for bone regeneration due to its high osteoinductivity, osteoconductivity, compressive strength, and biocompatibility. However, the role of BG in large segmental bone repair is unclear and little is known about the underlying mechanism of BG's osteoinductivity. In this study, we demonstrated(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of PRP in improving bone repair so as to provide an experimental basis for repairing bone defect. METHODS From January 2007 to March 2007, 59 cases of fresh fracture were treated with PRP (PRP group, n=29) and with conventional open reduction and fixation (control group, n=30). In PRP group, there were 19 males and 10(More)
Bear bile is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been used for millennia. Several arguments support and oppose the use of bear farming in terms of conservation and nonhuman animal welfare. This study involved designing a questionnaire and surveying a random sample of general citizens and college students in Beijing to elicit their attitudes on bile(More)