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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807743/two-decades-of-experience-with-laparoscopic-varicocele-repair-in-children-standardizing-the-technique
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Ciro Esposito, Maria Escolino, Marco Castagnetti, Mariapina Cerulo, Alessandro Settimi, Giuseppe Cortese, Francesco Turrà, Marta Iannazzone, Serena Izzo, Giuseppe Servillo
BACKGROUND: Controversy still exists about the indications and the gold standard approach for varicocele treatment in pediatric population. OBJECTIVE: The authors report their 23 years of experience in laparoscopic varicocele repair in the pediatric population. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively evaluated the data of 345 consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic left varicocelectomy from January 1993 to December 2015. Average patient age was 12...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805531/fabrication-and-characterization-of-the-porous-duck-s-feet-collagen-sponge-for-wound-healing-applications
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Md Tipu Sultan, Ju Yeon Jeong, Ye Bin Seo, Ok Joo Lee, Hyung Woo Ju, Hyun Jung Park, Young Jin Lee, Ji Seung Lee, Soon Hee Kim, Chan Hum Park
There are several artificial dermis commonly use to cover the wound and promote healing. The major goal of wound management is fast and scarless healing. However, there is no ideal skin substitute, that is effective to accelerate wound healing without scar formation. Artificial dermis substitute also has some drawbacks, such as high cost, insufficient available period and donor pathogen infection. To overcome these problems, we developed duck's feet collagen (DFC) sponge as artificial dermal substitutes for the treatment of full-thickness skin defects...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734993/esthetically-favorable-surgical-alternative-for-the-removal-of-sinonasal-malignant-tumors-the-modified-facial-degloving-technique
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REVIEW
Gábor Vass, Zsolt Bella, Zoltán Tóbiás, Attila Nagy, László Iván, László Rovó
PURPOSE: The widely used external approach (Weber-Fergusson incision) for the removal of maxillary ethmoid tumors leaves stigmatizing scars and deformities on the patient's face. As an alternative technique, the scarless facial degloving approach was first described in the 1970s; since then, several modifications have been developed. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The authors have been using a modified facial degloving technique for 7 years to remove maxillary ethmoid tumors...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726141/transoral-robotic-thyroidectomy-lessons-learned-from-an-initial-consecutive-series-of-24-patients
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Hoon Yub Kim, Young Jun Chai, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Angkoon Anuwong, Jeremy D Richmon
BACKGROUND: Transoral thyroid surgery is an ideal method for minimally invasive thyroidectomy, as there is less flap dissection during the procedure and no postoperative scars. Nonetheless, technical obstacles have precluded the wide dissemination of this procedure. We present the surgical procedures and outcomes of transoral robotic thyroidectomy (TORT). METHODS: From September 2012 to June 2016, we performed TORT at Korea University Hospital. We used three intraoral ports and a single axillary port for the system's four robotic arms...
July 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720118/inhibiting-function-of-human-fetal-dermal-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-bioactivities-of-keloid-fibroblasts
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Ya Jiao, Xiao Wang, Jixun Zhang, Yongjun Qi, Hongmin Gong, Duyin Jiang
BACKGROUND: Keloid is one kind of benign skin disease caused by hyperplasia of fibroblasts and collagen fibrils. It is refractory due to the lack of an effective treatment at present, which puts pressure on seeking a new therapeutic regimen. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from fetal skin are considered to play a crucial role in scarless healing. Nevertheless, the efficacy of them in keloid disorders remains poorly understood. METHODS: Keloid fibroblasts (KFs), human adult dermal fibroblasts (ADFs), and human fetal dermal mesenchymal stem cells (FDMSCs) were isolated to single cells and cultured in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium (DMEM)...
July 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719630/oligo-and-dsdna-mediated-genome-editing-using-a-teta-dual-selection-system-in-escherichia-coli
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Young Shin Ryu, Sathesh-Prabu Chandran, Kyungchul Kim, Sung Kuk Lee
The ability to precisely and seamlessly modify a target genome is needed for metabolic engineering and synthetic biology techniques aimed at creating potent biosystems. Herein, we report on a promising method in Escherichia coli that relies on the insertion of an optimized tetA dual selection cassette followed by replacement of the same cassette with short, single-stranded DNA (oligos) or long, double-stranded DNA and the isolation of recombinant strains by negative selection using NiCl2. This method could be rapidly and successfully used for genome engineering, including deletions, insertions, replacements, and point mutations, without inactivation of the methyl-directed mismatch repair (MMR) system and plasmid cloning...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713701/transoral-robotic-thyroidectomy-tort-procedures-and-outcomes
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REVIEW
Jeremy D Richmon, Hoon Yub Kim
Remote-access approaches to the thyroid gland have seen a rapid evolution recently with the development of various techniques to minimize the cosmetic and quality-of-life impact of a visible scar. Most approaches have required significantly more tissue dissection and have been limited in their extent to treat contralateral disease. The transoral approach is the most recent iteration of "scarless" thyroidectomy and offers various advantages over other techniques including less tissue dissection, equal access to both sides of the neck, and a superb midline view of the anatomy...
June 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713699/transoral-thyroidectomy-why-is-it-needed
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REVIEW
Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Matteo Lavazza, Chei-Wei Wu, Hui Sun, Xiaoli Liu, Ralph P Tufano, Hoon Yub Kim, Jeremy D Richmon, Angkoon Anuwong
Transoral thyroidectomy (TOT) represents reasonably the desirable minimally invasive approach to the gland due to the scarless non-visible incisions, the limited distance between the gland and the access that minimize tissue dissection and respect of the surgical anatomical planes. Patients are routinely selected according to an extensive inclusion criteria: (I) ultrasonographically (US) estimated thyroid diameter not larger than 10 cm; (II) US gland volume ≤45 mL; (III) nodule size ≤50 mm; (IV) a benign tumor, such as a thyroid cyst, single-nodular goiter, or multinodular goiter; (V) follicular neoplasm; (VI) papillary microcarcinoma without lymph node metastasis...
June 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674067/genome-scale-mutational-analysis-of-geobacter-sulfurreducens-reveals-distinct-molecular-mechanisms-for-respiration-and-sensing-of-poised-electrodes-vs-fe-iii-oxides
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Chi Ho Chan, Caleb E Levar, Fernanda Jiménez-Otero, Daniel R Bond
Geobacter sulfurreducens generates electrical current by coupling intracellular oxidation of organic acids to reduction of proteins on the cell surface that are able to interface with electrodes. This ability is attributed to the bacterium's capacity to respire other extracellular electron acceptors that require contact, such as insoluble metal oxides. To directly investigate the genetic basis of electrode-based respiration, we constructed Geobacter sulfurreducens transposon-insertion sequencing (Tn-Seq) libraries for growth with soluble fumarate or an electrode as the electron acceptor...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649005/crispr-cas9-coupled-recombineering-for-metabolic-engineering-of-corynebacterium-glutamicum
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Jae Sung Cho, Kyeong Rok Choi, Cindy Pricilia Surya Prabowo, Jae Ho Shin, Dongsoo Yang, Jaedong Jang, Sang Yup Lee
Genome engineering of Corynebacterium glutamicum, an important industrial microorganism for amino acids production, currently relies on random mutagenesis and inefficient double crossover events. Here we report a rapid genome engineering strategy to scarlessly knock out one or more genes in C. glutamicum in sequential and iterative manner. Recombinase RecT is used to incorporate synthetic single-stranded oligodeoxyribonucleotides into the genome and CRISPR/Cas9 to counter-select negative mutants. We completed the system by engineering the respective plasmids harboring CRISPR/Cas9 and RecT for efficient curing such that multiple gene targets can be done iteratively and final strains will be free of plasmids...
July 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646112/crispr-cas12a-assisted-recombineering-in-bacteria
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Mei-Yi Yan, Hai-Qin Yan, Gai-Xian Ren, Ju-Ping Zhao, Xiao-Peng Guo, Yi-Cheng Sun
Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-Cas12a (Cpf1) has emerged as an effective genome editing tool in many organisms. Here, we developed and optimized a CRISPR-Cas12a assisted recombineering system to facilitate genetic manipulation in bacteria. Using this system, point mutations, deletions, insertions, and gene replacements can be easily generated on the chromosome or native plasmids in Escherichia coli, Yersinia pestis, and Mycobacterium smegmatis Because CRISPR-Cas12a-assisted recombineering does not require introduction of an antibiotic resistance gene into the chromosome to select for recombinants, it is an efficient approach for generating markerless and scarless mutations in bacteria...
June 23, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627609/microrna-149-contributes-to-scarless-wound-healing-by-attenuating-inflammatory-response
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Hongxin Lang, Feng Zhao, Tao Zhang, Xiaoyu Liu, Zhe Wang, Rui Wang, Ping Shi, Xining Pang
A fibrotic or pathological scar is an undesired consequence of skin wound healing and may trigger a series of problems. An attenuated inflammatory response is a significant characteristic of fetal skin wound healing, which can contribute to the scarless healing of fetal skin. According to deep sequencing data, microRNA‑149 (miR‑149) expression was increased in mid-gestational compared with that in late‑gestational fetal skin keratinocytes. It was demonstrated that overexpression of miR‑149 in HaCaT cells can downregulate the expression of pro‑inflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)‑1α, IL‑1β, and IL‑6 at basal levels and in inflammatory conditions...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618059/cells-from-subcutaneous-tissues-contribute-to-scarless-skin-regeneration-in-xenopus-laevis-froglets
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Rina Otsuka-Yamaguchi, Aiko Kawasumi-Kita, Nanako Kudo, Yumi Izutsu, Koji Tamura, Hitoshi Yokoyama
BACKGROUND: Mammals cannot regenerate the dermis and other skin structures after an injury and instead form a scar. However, a Xenopus laevis froglet can regenerate scarless skin, including the dermis and secretion glands, on the limbs and trunk after skin excision. Subcutaneous tissues in the limbs and trunk consist mostly of muscles. Although subcutaneous tissues beneath a skin injury appear disorganized, the cellular contribution of these underlying tissues to skin regeneration remains unclear...
June 15, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607846/contralateral-augmentation-with-a-transmidline-scarless-technique-during-unilateral-breast-reconstruction-using-implants
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Olivia A Ho, Yi-Ling Lin, Jung-Ju Huang, Ming-Huei Cheng
BACKGROUND: Unilateral breast reconstruction can be a challenge when attempting to achieve an aesthetically pleasing and symmetrical breast mound on the contralateral side. This study investigates the outcomes of using a contralateral augmentation transmidline scarless (CATS) technique to simultaneously augment the contralateral breast using implants. METHODS: Between January 2004 and July 2016, patients undergoing unilateral implant-based breast reconstruction and simultaneous contralateral implant augmentation using a transmidline access were studied...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584501/-scarless-inguinal-herniorrhaphy
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Hiba Abdel-Aziz, Elisha A Chance
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphy is widely accepted. Robotic-assisted surgery provides improved 3-dimensional visualization and enhanced dexterity. The purpose of this case series was to demonstrate the feasibility of a modified, robotic, single-site, unilateral inguinal herniorrhaphy. TECHNIQUE: Six patients 18 years of age or older with a body mass index <35 provided informed consent and underwent hernia repair with a modified herniorrhaphy technique from January to July 2014...
April 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576485/highly-efficient-one-step-scarless-protein-tagging-by-type-iis-restriction-endonuclease-mediated-precision-cloning
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Zhen Xu, Yan-Ning Rui, Julien Balzeau, Miriam R Menezes, Airu Niu, John P Hagan, Dong H Kim
Protein tagging with a wide variety of epitopes and/or fusion partners is used routinely to dissect protein function molecularly. Frequently, the required DNA subcloning is inefficient, especially in cases where multiple constructs are desired for a given protein with unique tags. Additionally, the generated clones have unwanted junction sequences introduced. To add versatile tags into the extracellular domain of the transmembrane protein THSD1, we developed a protein tagging technique that utilizes non-classical type IIS restriction enzymes that recognize non-palindromic DNA sequences and cleave outside of their recognition sites...
August 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548373/role-of-de-n-acetylase-pgab-from-aggregatibacter-actinomycetemcomitans-in-exopolysaccharide-export-in-biofilm-mode-of-growth
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Mayilvahanan Shanmugam, Abimbola O Oyeniyi, Chaitra Parthiban, Satish Kumar Gujjarlapudi, Gerald B Pier, Narayanan Ramasubbu
Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, a Gram-negative bacterium, is the causative agent of localized aggressive periodontitis. Attachment to a biotic surface is a critical first step in the A. actinomycetemcomitans infection process for which exopolysaccharides have been shown to be essential. In addition, the pga operon, containing genes encoding for biosynthetic proteins for poly-N-acetyl glucosamine (PNAG), plays a key role in A. actinomycetemcomitans virulence, as a mutant strain lacking the pga operon induces significantly less bone resorption...
May 26, 2017: Molecular Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463693/natural-healing-inspired-collagen-targeting-surgical-protein-glue-for-accelerated-scarless-skin-regeneration
#18
Eun Young Jeon, Bong-Hyuk Choi, Dooyup Jung, Byeong Hee Hwang, Hyung Joon Cha
Skin scarring after deep dermal injuries is a major clinical problem due to the current therapies limited to established scars with poor understanding of healing mechanisms. From investigation of aberrations within the extracellular matrix involved in pathophysiologic scarring, it was revealed that one of the main factors responsible for impaired healing is abnormal collagen reorganization. Here, inspired by the fundamental roles of decorin, a collagen-targeting proteoglycan, in collagen remodeling, we created a scar-preventive collagen-targeting glue consisting of a newly designed collagen-binding mussel adhesive protein and a specific glycosaminoglycan...
July 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450979/hydraulic-robotic-surgical-tool-changing-manipulator
#19
Abolfazl Pourghodrat, Carl A Nelson, Dmitry Oleynikov
Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is a surgical technique to perform "scarless" abdominal operations. Robotic technology has been exploited to improve NOTES and circumvent its limitations. Lack of a multitasking platform is a major limitation. Manual tool exchange can be time consuming and may lead to complications such as bleeding. Previous multifunctional manipulator designs use electric motors. These designs are bulky, slow, and expensive. This paper presents design, prototyping, and testing of a hydraulic robotic tool changing manipulator...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432675/transoral-thyroidectomy-advantages-and-limitations
#20
G Dionigi, R P Tufano, J Russell, H Y Kim, E Piantanida, A Anuwong
In this opinion paper of the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, leading experts in the field report on their current clinical experience with a novel approach for thyroid gland surgery, namely, "transoral thyroidectomy" (TOT). This feasible and novel surgical procedure does not require visible incisions and is, therefore, a truly scarless surgery. Patients meeting the following criteria can be considered as candidates for TOT: (a) an ultrasonographically (US) estimated thyroid diameter ≤10 cm; (b) US-estimated gland volume ≤45 mL; (c) nodule size ≤50 mm; (d) presence of a benign tumor such as a thyroid cyst or a single- or multi-nodular goiter; (e) Bethesda 3 and/or 4 category and (f) papillary microcarcinoma without the evidence of metastasis...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
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