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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323640/a-micro-scale-printable-nanoclip-for-electrical-stimulation-and-recording-in-small-nerves
#1
Charles A Lissandrello, Winthrop F Gillis, Jun Shen, Ben W Pearre, Flavia Vitale, Matteo Pasquali, Bradley J Holinski, Daniel J Chew, Alice E White, Timothy J Gardner
OBJECTIVE: The vision of bioelectronic medicine is to treat disease by modulating the signaling of visceral nerves near various end organs. In small animal models, the nerves of interest can have small diameters and limited surgical access. New high-resolution methods for building nerve interfaces are desirable. In this study, we present a novel nerve interface and demonstrate its use for stimulation and recording in small nerves. APPROACH: We design and fabricate micro-scale electrode-laden nanoclips capable of interfacing with nerves as small as 50 µm in diameter...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306484/evaluation-of-the-economic-and-clinical-feasibility-of-introducing-rigid-endoscopy-and-laparoscopy-to-a-small-animal-general-practice
#2
Kelly Jones, J Brad Case, Brian Evans, Eric Monnet
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the economic and clinical feasibility of introducing rigid endoscopy and laparoscopy to a small animal general practice. DESIGN Prospective study. SAMPLE A single 2-veterinarian small animal practice in southern California. PROCEDURES In early 2012, endoscopic equipment was purchased, and both veterinarians in the practice undertook training in rigid endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures. Subsequently, information for client-owned animals that underwent endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures during a 12-month period (2012 to 2013) was collected...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300869/e-selectin-inhibition-with-gmi-1271-decreases-venous-thrombosis-without-profoundly-affecting-tail-vein-bleeding-in-a-mouse-model
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Dorian L Culmer, Misha L Dunbar, Angela E Hawley, Suman Sood, Robert E Sigler, Peter K Henke, Thomas W Wakefield, John L Magnani, Daniel D Myers
Selectins, such as E-selectin (CD62E), function in venous thrombosis by binding and activating immune cells to initiate the coagulation cascade. GMI-1271 is a small molecule antagonist that inhibits E-selectin activity. Here we determine whether inhibition of E-selectin is sufficient to decrease acute venous thrombosis and associated inflammatory events in both prophylactic and treatment protocols without significantly affecting haemostasis. Male C57BL/6 mice underwent surgery for experimental thrombosis induction and were harvested at peak thrombus formation in our animal model, two days post induction...
March 16, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292311/sonography-of-the-distal-urethra-in-lambs
#4
Ammar AlLugami, Kerstin von Pückler, Axel Wehrend, Marlene Sickinger
Sonography is a convenient, non-invasive diagnostic modality in small ruminants, often used in reproductive management, internal medicine, and surgery. Pregnancy diagnostics and imaging anatomy and pathology of organs, such as neoplasia, are major applications. Urolithiasis is one of the most common causes of death in male sheep and goats, for which sonography is the diagnostic modality of choice. Although ultrasound-imaging techniques for kidneys, ureters, and urinary bladder in small ruminants have been described previously, this study focuses on reporting the imaging technique of the extra-pelvic portion of the urethra, as nearly all the cases of obstructive urolithiasis result from urinary stones in this part...
March 14, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283668/effect-of-peritoneal-lavage-solution-temperature-on-body-temperature-in-anaesthetised-cats-and-small-dogs
#5
D C Barnes, E A Leece, T A Trimble, J L Demetriou
A prospective, randomised, non-blinded, clinical study to assess the effect of peritoneal lavage using warmed fluid on body temperature in anesthetised cats and dogs of less than 10 kg body mass undergoing coeliotomy. A standardised anaesthetic protocol was used. Oesophageal and rectal temperatures were measured at various time points. At the end of surgery, group 1 patients (n=10) were lavaged with 200 ml/kg sterile isotonic saline at 34±1°C and group 2 (n=10) at 40±1°C. Groups were similar with respect to age, mass, body condition and surgical incision length...
March 10, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273656/animal-models-for-associating-liver-partition-and-portal-vein-ligation-for-staged-hepatectomy-alpps-achievements-and-future-perspectives
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Andras Budai, Andras Fulop, Oszkar Hahn, Peter Onody, Tibor Kovacs, Tibor Nemeth, Miklos Dunay, Attila Szijarto
BACKGROUND: Since 2012, Associated Liver Partition and Portal vein ligation for Staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) has been standing in the limelight of modern liver surgery and numerous questions have been raised regarding this novel approach. On the one hand, ALPPS has proved to be a valuable method in the treatment of hepatic tumors, while on the other hand, there are many controversies, such as high mortality and morbidity rates. Further surgical research is essential for a better understanding of underlying mechanisms and for enhancing patient safety...
March 9, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270519/plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-regulates-macrophage-dependent-postoperative-adhesion-by-enhancing-egf-her1-signaling-in-mice
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Kumpei Honjo, Shinya Munakata, Yoshihiko Tashiro, Yousef Salama, Hiroshi Shimazu, Salita Eiamboonsert, Douaa Dhahri, Atsuhiko Ichimura, Takashi Dan, Toshio Miyata, Kazuyoshi Takeda, Kazuhiro Sakamoto, Koichi Hattori, Beate Heissig
Adhesive small bowel obstruction remains a common problem for surgeons. After surgery, platelet aggregation contributes to coagulation cascade and fibrin clot formation. With clotting, fibrin degradation is simultaneously enhanced, driven by tissue plasminogen activator-mediated cleavage of plasminogen to form plasmin. The aim of this study was to investigate the cellular events and proteolytic responses that surround plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1; Serpine1) inhibition of postoperative adhesion. Peritoneal adhesion was induced by gauze deposition in the abdominal cavity in C57BL/6 mice and those that were deficient in fibrinolytic factors, such as Plat(-/-) and Serpine1(-/-) In addition, C57BL/6 mice were treated with the novel PAI-1 inhibitor, TM5275...
March 7, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266749/the-effect-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-and-glucagon-like-peptide-2-on-microcirculation-a-systematic-review
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Nikolaj Nerup, Rikard Ambrus, Joanna Lindhe, Michael P Achiam, Palle B Jeppesen, Lars B Svendsen
OBJECTIVE: Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and -2 (GLP-2) are gut-derived hormones used in the treatment of diabetes type-2 and short bowel syndrome, respectively. GLP-1 attenuates insulin resistance and GLP-2 reduces enterocyte apoptosis and enhances crypt cell proliferation in the small intestine. In addition, both hormones have vasoactive effects and may be useful in situations with impaired microcirculation. The aim of this systematic review was to provide an overview of the potential effects of GLP-1 and GLP-2 on microcirculation...
March 7, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266040/ex-vivo-porcine-organ-perfusion-models-as-a-suitable-platform-for-translational-transplant-research
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Rohan Kumar, Wen Yuan Chung, Ashley Robert Dennison, Giuseppe Garcea
In transplantation surgery, extending the criteria for organ donation to include organs that may have otherwise been previously discarded has provided the impetus to improve organ preservation. The traditional method of cold static storage (CS) has been tried and tested and is suitable for organs meeting standard criteria donation. Ex vivo machine perfusion is, however, associated with evidence suggesting that it may be better than CS alone and may allow for organ donation criteria to be extended. Much of our knowledge of organ preservation is derived from animal studies...
March 6, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263385/intraoperative-near-infrared-fluorescence-imaging-targeting-folate-receptors-identifies-lung-cancer-in-a-large-animal-model
#10
Jane J Keating, Jeffrey J Runge, Sunil Singhal, Sarah Nims, Ollin Venegas, Amy C Durham, Gary Swain, Shuming Nie, Philip S Low, David E Holt
BACKGROUND: Complete tumor resection is the most important predictor of patient survival with non-small cell lung cancer. Methods for intraoperative margin assessment after lung cancer excision are lacking. This study evaluated near-infrared (NIR) intraoperative imaging with a folate-targeted molecular contrast agent (OTL0038) for the localization of primary lung adenocarcinomas, lymph node sampling, and margin assessment. METHODS: Ten dogs with lung cancer underwent either video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery or open thoracotomy and tumor excision after an intravenous injection of OTL0038...
May 15, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248041/-urinary-bladder-substitution-using-combined-membrane-based-on-secretions-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-type-i-collagen
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V I Kirpatovckii, D M Kamalov, A Yu Efimenko, P I Makarevich, G D Sagaradze, O A Makarevich, P P Nimiritskii, E O Osidak, S P Domogatskii, V K Karpov, Z H A Akopyan, V A Tkachuk, A A Kamalov
AIM: Despite the widespread use of intestinal cystoplasty, urinary bladder substitution remains a challenging problem due to the complexity of operations and the potentially high risk of complications. A promising alternative may be bio-engineered collagen-based matrices containing stem cells or their secretions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: To evaluate the effectiveness of this bladder substitution modality, an experiment was conducted on 14 male rabbits. The animals underwent resection of urinary bladder, and the formed defect was substituted with a membrane of type I collagen (series 1, 5 rabbits) or a membrane of the same composition containing a conditioned medium with secretion of mesenchymal stem/stromal cells derived from human adipose tissue (series 2, 5 rabbits)...
December 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243794/discrete-tomography-in-an-in-vivo-small-animal-bone-study
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Elke Van de Casteele, Egon Perilli, Wim Van Aarle, Karen J Reynolds, Jan Sijbers
This study aimed at assessing the feasibility of a discrete algebraic reconstruction technique (DART) to be used in in vivo small animal bone studies. The advantage of discrete tomography is the possibility to reduce the amount of X-ray projection images, which makes scans faster and implies also a significant reduction of radiation dose, without compromising the reconstruction results. Bone studies are ideal for being performed with discrete tomography, due to the relatively small number of attenuation coefficients contained in the image [namely three: background (air), soft tissue and bone]...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228071/a-rat-model-of-ischemic-enteritis-pathogenic-importance-of-enterobacteria-inos-no-and-cox-2-pge2
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Koji Takeuchi, Yoshino Komatsu, Yuka Nakamori, Tohru Kotani
BACKGROUND: We introduced a rat model of ischemic enteritis and investigated the roles of enterobacteria, nitric oxide (NO), and prostaglandins (PGs) in its pathogenesis. METHODS: Male rats were used after 18 h of fasting. Ischemic enteritis was induced by partial ligation of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). Under ether anesthesia, SMA was isolated, and a stenosis was made by placing a needle (23 guage) on the vessel and ligating both the vessel and needle, and then a needle was removed from the ligature...
February 20, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196035/perivascular-stem-cells-diminish-muscle-atrophy-following-massive-rotator-cuff-tears-in-a-small-animal-model
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Claire D Eliasberg, Ayelet Dar, Andrew R Jensen, Iain R Murray, Winters R Hardy, Tomasz J Kowalski, Cameron A Garagozlo, Kyle M Natsuhara, Adam Z Khan, Owen J McBride, Peter I Cha, Benjamin V Kelley, Denis Evseenko, Brian T Feeley, David R McAllister, Bruno Péault, Frank A Petrigliano
BACKGROUND: Rotator cuff tears are a common cause of shoulder pain and often necessitate operative repair. Muscle atrophy, fibrosis, and fatty infiltration can develop after rotator cuff tears, which may compromise surgical outcomes. This study investigated the regenerative potential of 2 human adipose-derived progenitor cell lineages in a murine model of massive rotator cuff tears. METHODS: Ninety immunodeficient mice were used (15 groups of 6 mice). Mice were assigned to 1 of 3 surgical procedures: sham, supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendon transection (TT), or TT and denervation via suprascapular nerve transection (TT + DN)...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192280/iterative-reconstruction-of-sipm-light-response-functions-in-a-square-shaped-compact-gamma-camera
#15
Andrey Morozov, Francisco Alves, Joao Marcos, Raimundo Martins, Luis Pereira, Vladimir Solovov, Vitaly Chepel
Compact gamma cameras with a square-shaped monolithic scintillator crystal and an array of silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) are actively being developed for applications in areas such as small animal imaging, cancer diagnostics and radiotracer guided surgery. Statistical methods of position reconstruction, which are potentially superior to the traditional centroid method, require accurate knowledge of the spatial response of each photomultiplier. Using both Monte Carlo simulations and experimental data obtained with a camera prototype, we show that the spatial response of all photomultipliers (light response functions) can be parameterized with axially symmetric functions obtained iteratively from flood field irradiation data...
February 13, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167230/adaptation-to-a-blood-pressure-telemetry-system-revealed-by-measures-of-activity-agility-and-operant-learning-in-mice
#16
Anfisa Popova, Darya Tsvirkun, Oleg Dolgov, Konstantin Anokhin, Jeffrey Alberts, Evgeniia Lagereva, Marc-Antoine Custaud, Guillemette Gauquelin-Koch, Olga Vinogradova, Alexander Andreev-Andrievskiy
INTRODUCTION: Implantable telemetry enables continuous monitoring of physiological functions in freely moving animals and can greatly complement pharmacological research. Despite its miniaturization, a sensor/transmitter constitutes 5% or more of a mouse's bodyweight. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether factors related to the presence of a probe/transmitter influence the ambulatory activity, strength, agility, or operant, motivated behaviors of this small rodent. METHODS: Adult male mice (C57BL/6N, 22-25g, 9-10weeks; implanted n=26, intact n=45) were evaluated during week-long tests, conducted three and eight weeks after surgical implantation of the PA-C10 blood pressure probe...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150063/small-intestinal-bypass-induces-a-persistent-weight-loss-effect-and-improves-glucose-tolerance-in-obese-rats
#17
Jiaqing Cao, Quan Ren, Cai Tan, Jinyuan Duan
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the role of proximal small intestinal bypass (PSIB) and distal small intestinal bypass (DSIB) as well as their long-term effects on weight loss and glucose metabolism in high-sugar and high-fat diet-induced obese rats. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups: PSIB, bypassing 60% of the proximal small intestine length; DSIB, bypassing 60% of the distal small intestine length; sham-operated (Sham) animals; and control animals...
February 1, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147365/measurement-of-fibrosis-in-crohn-s-disease-strictures-with-imaging-and-blood-biomarkers-to-inform-clinical-decisions
#18
REVIEW
Peter D R Higgins
BACKGROUND: Distinguishing fibrosis from inflammation in an intestinal stricture in Crohn's disease is quite difficult. The absence of signs of inflammation on CT or MRI does not prove the absence of inflammation, as most strictures have a mix of fibrosis and inflammation. Identifying refractory fibrosis and distinguishing the patients who will respond to anti-inflammatory therapy from those who will require surgery are important clinical requirements, and several new technologies in imaging and serum biomarkers are being applied to this problem...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137632/generation-6-hydroxyl-pamam-dendrimers-improve-cns-penetration-from-intravenous-administration-in-a-large-animal-brain-injury-model
#19
Fan Zhang, J Trent Magruder, Yi-An Lin, Todd C Crawford, Joshua C Grimm, Christopher M Sciortino, Mary Ann Wilson, Mary E Blue, Sujatha Kannan, Michael V Johnston, William A Baumgartner, Rangaramanujam M Kannan
Hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA) provides neuroprotection during cardiac surgery but entails an ischemic period that can lead to excitotoxicity, neuroinflammation, and subsequent neurologic injury. Hydroxyl polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers target activated microglia and damaged neurons in the injured brain, and deliver therapeutics in small and large animal models. We investigated the effect of dendrimer size on brain uptake and explored the pharmacokinetics in a clinically-relevant canine model of HCA-induced brain injury...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119180/teriparatide-attenuates-scarring-around-murine-cranial-bone-allograft-via-modulation-of-angiogenesis
#20
Doron Cohn Yakubovich, Uzi Eliav, Eran Yalon, Yeshai Schary, Dmitriy Sheyn, Galen Cook-Wiens, Shuting Sun, Charles E McKenna, Shaya Lev, Alexander M Binshtok, Gadi Pelled, Gil Navon, Dan Gazit, Zulma Gazit
Nearly all bone fractures in humans can deteriorate into a non-union fracture, often due to formation of fibrotic tissue. Cranial allogeneic bone grafts present a striking example: although seemingly attractive for craniofacial reconstructions, they often fail due to fibrosis at the host-graft junction, which physically prevents the desired bridging of bone between the host and graft and revitalization of the latter. In the present study we show that intermittent treatment with recombinant parathyroid hormone-analogue (teriparatide) modulates neovascularization feeding in the graft surroundings, consequently reducing fibrosis and scar tissue formation and facilitates osteogenesis...
January 21, 2017: Bone
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