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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338840/differences-in-functional-and-xylem-anatomical-features-allow-cistus-species-to-co-occur-and-cope-differently-with-drought-in-the-mediterranean-region
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José M Torres-Ruiz, Hervé Cochard, Elsa Fonseca, Eric Badel, Luiz Gazarini, Margarida Vaz
A significant increase in drought events frequency is predicted for the next decades induced by climate change, potentially affecting plant species mortality rates and distributions worldwide. The main trigger of plant mortality is xylem hydraulic failure due to embolism and induced by the low pressures at which water is transported through xylem. As the Mediterranean basin will be severely affected by climate change, the aim of this study was to provide novel information about drought resistance and tolerance of one of its most widely distributed and common genera as a case study: the genus Cistus...
February 27, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338717/divergences-in-hydraulic-architecture-form-an-important-basis-for-niche-differentiation-between-diploid-and-polyploid-betula-species-in-ne-china
#2
Wei-Wei Zhang, Jia Song, Miao Wang, Yan-Yan Liu, Na Li, Yong-Jiang Zhang, N Michele Holbrook, Guang-You Hao
Habitat differentiation between polyploid and diploid plants are frequently observed, with polyploids usually occupying more stressed environments. In woody plants, polyploidization can greatly affect wood characteristics but knowledge of its influences on xylem hydraulics is scarce. The four Betula species in NE China, representing two diploids and two polyploids with obvious habitat differentiation, provide an exceptional study system for investigating the impact of polyploidization on environmental adaptation of trees from the point view of xylem hydraulics...
February 13, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336308/robotic-intracorporeal-continent-cutaneous-diversion
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Mihir M Desai, Giuseppe Simone, Andre Luis de Castro Abreu, Sameer Chopra, Mariaconsiglia Ferriero, Salvatore Guaglianone, Francesco Minisola, Daniel Park, Rene Sotelo, Michele Gallucci, Inderbir S Gill, Monish Aron
PURPOSE: Robotic intra-corporeal urinary diversion has mostly been utilized for ileal conduit or orthotopic neobladder diversion. Herein, we present the initial series, detailed technique and outcomes of robotic intra-corporeal Indiana pouch, with minimum 1-year follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten patients underwent robotic radical cystectomy, pelvic lymphadenectomy and intra-corporeal Indiana pouch urinary diversion for cancer (n=9) or benign disease (n=1). Data were collected prospectively...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336306/efficacy-of-acellular-nerve-allografts-in-trigeminal-nerve-reconstruction
#4
Andrew Yampolsky, Vincent Ziccardi, Sung-Kiang Chuang
PURPOSE: During trigeminal nerve repair, a gap is sometimes encountered that prevents the tension-free apposition of nerve endings. The use of a processed acellular nerve allograft is a novel technique that shows promise in overcoming this problem. The goal of the present study was to support the slowly evolving body of evidence that acellular processed nerve allografts (Avance; Axogen, Alachua, FL) are a viable alternative to autogenous nerve grafting and the use of conduits for reconstructing defects of the trigeminal nerve...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334404/calcium-homeostasis-modulator-1-like-currents-in-rat-fungiform-taste-cells-expressing-amiloride-sensitive-sodium-currents
#5
Albertino Bigiani
Salt reception by taste cells is still the less understood transduction process occurring in taste buds, the peripheral sensory organs for the detection of food chemicals. Although there is evidence suggesting that the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) works as sodium receptor, yet it is not clear how salt-detecting cells signal the relevant information to nerve endings. Taste cells responding to sweet, bitter, and umami substances release ATP as neurotransmitter through a nonvesicular mechanism. Three different channel proteins have been proposed as conduit for ATP secretion: pannexin channels, connexin hemichannels, and calcium homeostasis modulator 1 (CALHM1) channels...
March 10, 2017: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329878/endoscopic-closure-of-a-fistula-between-an-ileal-conduit-and-an-ileal-handle-localized-between-two-uretero-ileal-anastomoses
#6
Benedetto Mangiavillano, Mario Bianchetti, Loretta Amato, Sara Melegari, Mauro Seveso, Gianluigi Taverna, Alessandro Repici
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329325/comparison-of-radial-and-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-grafting-in-patients-with-peripheral-vascular-disease%C3%A2
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Dmitry Pevni, Yanai Ben-Gal, Rephael Mohr, Nadav Teich, Zvi Raviv, Amir Kramer, Yosef Paz, Benjamin Medalion, Nahum Nesher
OBJECTIVES: The composite T-graft with radial artery (RA) attached end-to-side to the left internal thoracic artery (ITA) provides arterial myocardial revascularization without the increased risk of deep sternal wound infection associated with harvesting 2 ITAs. However, many surgeons are reluctant to use RA in patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD) due to concerns regarding the quality of the conduit in this subset of patients. The purpose of this study is to compare early- and long-term outcomes of arterial grafting with bilateral ITAs (BITA) to that of single ITA and RA in patients with PVD...
March 2, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329265/the-hemi-mustard-bidirectional-glenn-and-rastelli-procedures-for-anatomical-repair-of-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-with-positional-heart-anomalies%C3%A2
#8
Sen Zhang, Kai Ma, Shoujun Li, Zhongdong Hua, Hao Zhang, Jun Yan, Keming Yang, Kunjing Pang, Xu Wang, Lei Qi, Qiuming Chen
OBJECTIVES: The hemi-Mustard and bidirectional Glenn (BDG) procedures combined with the Rastelli procedure have been applied to selected cases of congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) for potential benefit over the classic atrial switch procedure. The aim of this study was to analyse our experience with the hemi-Mustard, BDG and Rastelli procedures as an anatomical correction for patients with ccTGA/left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) with positional heart anomalies...
February 27, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329094/biological-solutions-to-aortic-root-replacement-valve-sparing-versus-bioprosthetic-conduit%C3%A2
#9
Mario Gaudino, Antonino Di Franco, Lucas B Ohmes, Luca Weltert, Christopher Lau, Ivancarmine Gambardella, Andrea Salica, Monica Munjal, Mohamed Elsayed, Leonard N Girardi, Ruggero De Paulis
OBJECTIVES: Valve-sparing operations and root replacement with a biologic composite conduit are viable options in aortic root aneurysm. This study was conceived to compare the early and mid-term results of these 2 procedures. METHODS: From September 2002 to November 2015, 749 consecutive patients underwent either a valve-sparing operation or a root replacement with a biologic composite conduit at 2 institutions. Propensity score matching was used to compare similar cohorts of patients in the overall population and in the ≤ 55 and ≥ 65-year age groups...
February 17, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328634/bridging-the-gap-engineered-porcine-derived-urinary-bladder-matrix-conduits-as-a-novel-scaffold-for-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
#10
Lyly Nguyen, Ashkan Afshari, Nathaniel D Kelm, Alonda C Pollins, R Bruce Shack, Mark D Does, Wesley P Thayer
PURPOSE: This study aims to compare engineered nerve conduits constructed from porcine-derived urinary bladder matrix (UBM) with the criterion-standard nerve autografts, for segmental loss peripheral nerve repairs. METHODS: Forty-eight Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 2 groups. All underwent a 10-mm sciatic nerve gap injury. This was repaired using either (1) reverse autograft-the 10-mm cut segment was oriented 180 degrees and used to coapt the proximal and distal stumps or (2) UBM conduit-the 10-mm nerve gap was bridged with UBM conduit...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328632/use-of-processed-nerve-allografts-to-repair-nerve-injuries-greater-than-25-mm-in-the-hand
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Brian Rinker, Jozef Zoldos, Renata V Weber, Jason Ko, Wesley Thayer, Jeffrey Greenberg, Fraser J Leversedge, Bauback Safa, Gregory Buncke
Processed nerve allografts (PNAs) have been demonstrated to have improved clinical results compared with hollow conduits for reconstruction of digital nerve gaps less than 25 mm; however, the use of PNAs for longer gaps warrants further clinical investigation. Long nerve gaps have been traditionally hard to study because of low incidence. The advent of the RANGER registry, a large, institutional review board-approved, active database for PNA (Avance Nerve Graft; AxoGen, Inc, Alachua, FL) has allowed evaluation of lower incidence subsets...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328106/the-plant-vascular-system-from-resource-allocation-inter-organ-communication-and-defense-to-evolution-of-the-monocot-cambium
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EDITORIAL
William J Lucas, Chun-Ming Liu
In recent years, considerable attention has been paid to exploring the complex gene regulatory networks involved in the development of the plant vascular system. Such information is crucial to our understanding of the molecular and cellular events which give rise to the integrated tissues of the xylem and phloem, leading to the formation of structurally continuous conduits that interconnect various organs of the plant. Vascular development begins in the embryo to form progenitor cells, and upon germination, these progenitor cells and their decedents in the shoot and root meristems will form phloem and xylem, and the cambium...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325431/nerve-conduits-for-treating-peripheral-nerve-injuries-a-systematic-literature-review
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J Braga Silva, G M Marchese, C G Cauduro, M Debiasi
Peripheral nerve injuries are a major public health problem. Nerve conduits have been developed in the recent years, although it is still not clear if they should replace nerve grafting and neurorrhaphy. This systematic review aims to gather evidence regarding the use of nerve conduits for peripheral nerve repair. The following electronic databases were searched: MEDLINE, Cochrane Library (CENTRAL) and Embase. Study selection and data extraction followed the PRISMA guidelines. The systematic review of the literature retrieved 6767 articles...
April 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324629/electrospun-nerve-guide-scaffold-of-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-collagen-nano-bioglass-an-in-vitro-study-in-peripheral-nerve-tissue-engineering
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Forouzan Mohamadi, Somayeh Ebrahimi-Barough, Mohammad Reza Nourani, Mohammad Ali Derakhshan, Vahabodin Goodarzi, Mohammad Sadegh Nazockdast, Mehdi Farokhi, Roksana Tajerian, Reza Faridi Majidi, Jafar Ai
In among of various methods, nerve tissue engineering (NTE) is one of the applicable methods to reconstruct damaged nerve tissues. Electrospinning technique and biomaterials are often considered to fabricate fibrous tissue engineered conduits which have great similarity to the extracellular matrix on fiber structure. Polymer blending is one of the most effective methods for production of new materials with outstanding features. In this research, conduit structures as main part of the peripheral nerve regeneration based on polymer blend nanocomposites PCL/Collagen/NBG (poly (ε-caprolactone)/Collagen/nano bioglass) were manufactured by electrospinning technique...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322401/comparisons-of-mn2s2vs-bipyridine-as-redox-active-ligands-to-manganese-and-rhenium-in-l-l-m-co-3cl-complexes
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Allen M Lunsford, Kristina F Goldstein, Matthew A Cohan, Jason A Denny, Nattamai Bhuvanesh, Shengda Ding, Michael B Hall, Marcetta Y Darensbourg
The bipyridine ligand is renowned as a photo- and redox-active ligand in catalysis; the latter has been particularly explored in the complex Re(bipy)(CO)3Cl for CO2 reduction. We ask whether a bidentate, redox-active MN2S2 metallodithiolate ligand in heterobimetallic complexes of Mn and Re might similarly serve as a receptor and conduit of electrons. In order to assess the electrochemical features of such designed bimetallics, a series of complexes featuring redox active MN2S2 metallodithiolates, with M = Ni(2+), {Fe(NO)}(2+), and {Co(NO)}(2+), bound to M'(CO)3X, where M' = Mn and Re, were synthesized and characterized using IR and EPR spectroscopies, X-ray diffraction, cyclic voltammetry, and density functional theory (DFT) computations...
March 21, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322042/differentiation-of-bone-marrow-stem-cells-into-schwann-cells-for-the-promotion-of-neurite-outgrowth-on-electrospun-fibers
#16
Jiajia Xue, Junyu Yang, Deirdre Margaret O'Connor, Chunlei Zhu, Da Huo, Nicholas M Boulis, Younan Xia
Seeding nerve guidance conduits with Schwann cells can improve the outcome of peripheral nerve injury repair. Bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) represent a good choice of the cell source as they can differentiate into Schwann cells under appropriate conditions. In this work, we systematically investigated the differentiation of BMSCs into Schwann cells on scaffolds comprised of electrospun fibers. We changed the alignment, diameter, and surface properties of the fibers to optimize the differentiation efficiency...
March 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320685/does-geographical-variability-influence-5-year-macce-rates-in-the-multicenter-syntax-revascularization-trial
#17
Andrew K Roy, Bernard Chevalier, Thierry Lefèvre, Yves Louvard, Ricardo Segurado, Fadi Sawaya, Marco Spaziano, Antoinette Neylon, Patrick W Serruys, Keith D Dawkins, Arie Pieter Kappetein, Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr, Antonio Colombo, Ted Feldman, Marie-Claude Morice
AIMS: The use of multiple geographical sites for randomized cardiovascular trials may lead to important heterogeneity in treatment effects. This study aimed to determine whether treatment effects from different geographical recruitment regions significantly impacted 5-year MACCE rates in the SYNTAX trial. METHODS AND RESULTS: Five-year SYNTAX results (n=1800) were analyzed for geographical variability by site and country for the effect of treatment (CABG vs PCI) on MACCE rates...
March 21, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319082/passive-phloem-loading-and-long-distance-transport-in-a-synthetic-tree-on-a-chip
#18
Jean Comtet, Kaare H Jensen, Robert Turgeon, Abraham D Stroock, A E Hosoi
Vascular plants rely on differences in osmotic pressure to export sugars from regions of synthesis (mature leaves) to sugar sinks (roots, fruits). In this process, known as Münch pressure flow, the loading of sugars from photosynthetic cells to the export conduit (the phloem) is crucial, as it sets the pressure head necessary to power long-distance transport. Whereas most herbaceous plants use active mechanisms to increase phloem sugar concentration above that of the photosynthetic cells, in most tree species, for which transport distances are largest, loading seems, counterintuitively, to occur by means of passive symplastic diffusion from the mesophyll to the phloem...
March 20, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317173/extracellular-matrix-in-the-cns-induced-by-neuropathogenic-viral-infection
#19
Rihito Watanabe, Masatoshi Kakizaki
During the early phase of infection with an extremely neurovirulent murine coronavirus, cl-2, the ER-TR7 antigen (ERag)-positive fibers (ERfibs) associated with laminin and collagen III show a rapid increase in expression levels in the meninges, followed by an appearance of the antigens in the ventricle and brain parenchyma. Then, cl-2 invades the ventricle and ventricular wall along the newly assembled ERfibs after infection, using them as a pathway from the meninges, the initial site of infection. In the lymph nodes and spleen, ERag is mainly produced by fibroblastic reticular cells (FRCs), which play a key role in nursing the ERfibs to form a fibroblastic reticular network (FRN)...
March 20, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314977/isolated-vestibular-syndromes-due-to-brainstem-and-cerebellar-lesions
#20
Sung-Hee Kim, Hyo Jung Kim, Ji-Soo Kim
Dizziness/vertigo is the most common symptoms of posterior circulation strokes. Isolated vestibular symptoms and signs without other neurologic deficits have been found in infarctions involving the brainstem and cerebellum. In the brainstem, infarctions responsible for isolated vestibular syndrome are usually restricted to the dorsal portion that contains the vestibular nucleus and the nucleus prepositus hypoglossi. Cerebellar lesions confined to the flocculus, tonsil, and nodulus also produce isolated vertigo and imbalance...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurology
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