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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710882/mid-trimester-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-pprom-etiology-diagnosis-classification-international-recommendations-of-treatment-options-and-outcome
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REVIEW
Michael Tchirikov, Natalia Schlabritz-Loutsevitch, James Maher, Jörg Buchmann, Yuri Naberezhnev, Andreas S Winarno, Gregor Seliger
Mid-trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), defined as rupture of fetal membranes prior to 28 weeks of gestation, complicates approximately 0.4%-0.7% of all pregnancies. This condition is associated with a very high neonatal mortality rate as well as an increased risk of long- and short-term severe neonatal morbidity. The causes of the mid-trimester PPROM are multifactorial. Altered membrane morphology including marked swelling and disruption of the collagen network which is seen with PPROM can be triggered by bacterial products or/and pro-inflammatory cytokines...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701192/protection-of-farm-goats-by-combinations-of-recombinant-peptides-and-formalin-inactivated-spores-from-a-lethal-bacillus-anthracis-challenge-under-field-conditions
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Susanne M Koehler, Fatih Buyuk, Ozgur Celebi, Hayati Demiraslan, Mehmet Doganay, Mitat Sahin, Jens Moehring, Okechukwu C Ndumnego, Salih Otlu, Henriette van Heerden, Wolfgang Beyer
BACKGROUND: Bacillus (B.) anthracis, the causal agent of anthrax, is effectively controlled by the Sterne live spore vaccine (34F2) in animals. However, live spore vaccines are not suitable for simultaneous vaccination and antibiotic treatment of animals being at risk of infection in an outbreak situation. Non-living vaccines could close this gap. RESULTS: In this study a combination of recombinant protective antigen and recombinant Bacillus collagen-like antigen (rBclA) with or without formalin inactivated spores (FIS), targeted at raising an immune response against both the toxins and the spore of B...
July 12, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698997/zinc-oxide-curcumin-nanocomposite-loaded-collagen-membrane-as-an-effective-material-against-methicillin-resistant-coagulase-negative-staphylococci
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K R Soumya, S Snigdha, Sheela Sugathan, Jyothis Mathew, E K Radhakrishnan
Zinc oxide nanoparticles and curcumin are excellent antimicrobial agents. They have the potential to be used as alternative to antibiotics in wound infection management. In this study, ZnO-curcumin nanocomposite was synthesized and characterized. Physical adsorption of the nanocomposite onto collagen skin wound dressing was conducted and structural investigation was carried out by SEM. Antimicrobial assay, minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), and viability assays of different concentrations of nanocomposite loaded collagen membrane were conducted against clinically isolated methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative Staphylococci (MRCoNS), such as S...
August 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696234/role-of-daptomycin-on-wound-healing-in-a-mrsa-burn-infected-animal-model
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Oriana Simonetti, Guendalina Lucarini, Fiorenza Orlando, Elisa Pierpaoli, Roberto Ghiselli, Mauro Provinciali, Pamela Castelli, Mario Guerrieri, Roberto Di Primio, Annamaria Offidani, Andrea Giacometti, Oscar Cirioni
Prolonged hospitalization and antibiotic therapy are risk factors for the development of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) infections in thermal burn patients. We used a rat model to study the in vivo efficacy of daptomycin in the treatment of burn wound infections by S. aureus and we evaluated the wound healing process through morphological and immunohistochemical analysis. A copper bar heated in boiling water was applied on paraspinal site of each rat resulting in two full thickness burns. A small gauze was placed over each burn and inoculated with 5x10(7) cfu of S...
July 10, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672142/how-effective-is-the-tent-screw-pole-technique-compared-to-other-forms-of-horizontal-ridge-augmentation
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George R Deeb, Dan Tran, Caroline K Carrico, Erin Block, Daniel M Laskin, Janina Golob Deeb
PURPOSE: The tent screw pole technique is one of the methods available for practitioners to perform horizontal ridge augmentation to facilitate dental implant placement. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the tent screw pole technique for horizontal ridge augmentation and to compare the results with those of the tunnel technique and open ridge augmentation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, 35 patients underwent horizontal ridge augmentation with the tent screw pole technique, a 1:1 ratio of mineralized freeze-dried bone allograft and particulate bovine hydroxyapatite, and a resorbable collagen membrane...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665944/molecular-mechanics-of-staphylococcus-aureus-adhesin-cna-and-the-inhibition-of-bacterial-adhesion-by-stretching-collagen
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Ali Madani, Kiavash Garakani, Mohammad R K Mofrad
Bacterial adhesion to collagen, the most abundant protein in humans, is a critical step in the initiation and persistence of numerous bacterial infections. In this study, we explore the collagen binding mechanism of the multi-modular cell wall anchored collagen adhesin (CNA) in Staphylococcus aureus and examine how applied mechanical forces can modulate adhesion ability. The common structural-functional elements and domain organization of CNA are present across over 50 genera of bacteria. Through the use of molecular dynamics models and normal mode analysis, we shed light on the CNA's structural and conformational dynamics and its interactions with collagen that lead to collagen binding...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664712/comparative-study-on-usefulness-of-gentamycin-containing-collagen-implants-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-osteitis-and-osteomyelitis-of-the-craniofacial-skeleton
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Paweł J Zawadzki, Konrad Perkowski, Michał Kotlarski, Anna Pietruczuk-Padzik, Lidia Chomicz
<b>Introduction and objective.</b> A reduction in incidences of peri-surgical complications due to infections is achieved by antibiotic prophylaxis The objective of the study was to assess the usefulness of gentamycin-containing collagen implants (GCCI) in the treatment of patients with osteitis and osteomyelitis of the craniofacial skeleton. <b>Materials and method.</b> The retrospective study included 103 patients with osteitis and osteomyelitis. 54 patients were treated intra-operatively with GCCI (Garamycin, EusaPharma, Europe)...
May 11, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659548/pathogenicity-of-enterococci
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Yasuyoshi Ike
Enterococci belong to the group of lactic acid bacteria (LAB), and inhabit the gastrointestinal tracts of a wide variety of animals from insects and to human, and the commensal organism in humans and animals. The commensal/probiotic role of enterococci has evolved through thousands of years in mutual coexistence. Enterococcus have many favorable traits that have been appreciated in food fermentation and preservation, and many serve as probiotics to promote health. While lactobacillus have been shown to confer numerous benefits on and often regarded as health bringing organisms, enterococci have become more recognized as emerging human pathogens in recent years...
2017: Nihon Saikingaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656009/role-of-microbial-agents-in-pulmonary-fibrosis%C3%A2
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REVIEW
Ozioma S Chioma, Wonder P Drake
Pulmonary fibrosis is a form of lung disease that develops due to aberrant wound-healing following repeated alveoli injury in genetically susceptible individuals, resulting in chronic inflammation, excess deposition of the extracellular matrix components, mainly collagen, and scarring of lung tissue. In addition to irradiation, environmental agents such occupational inhalants, and chemotherapeutic agents, microbial agents also play a role in the etiology of the disease. While viruses have received the most attention, emerging evidence suggest that bacteria and fungi also play a part in the etiology of pulmonary fibrosis...
June 2017: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639052/gentamicin-loaded-polysaccharide-membranes-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-post-operative-wound-infections-in-the-skeletal-system
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Urszula Cibor, Małgorzata Krok-Borkowicz, Monika Brzychczy-Włoch, Łucja Rumian, Krzysztof Pietryga, Dominika Kulig, Wojciech Chrzanowski, Elżbieta Pamuła
PURPOSE: To develop polysaccharide-based membranes that allow controlled and localized delivery of gentamicin for the treatment of post-operative bone infections. METHODS: Membranes made of gellan gum (GUM), sodium alginate (ALG), GUM and ALG crosslinked with calcium ions (GUM + Ca and ALG + Ca, respectively) as well as reference collagen (COL) were produced by freeze-drying. Mechanical properties, drug release, antimicrobial activity and cytocompatibility of the membranes were assessed...
June 21, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630792/corneal-collagen-crosslinking-treatment-in-a-case-with-pneumococcal-keratitis
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Ayşe Bozkurt Oflaz, Banu Bozkurt, Ümit Kamış, Bengü Ekinci Köktekir
Bacterial keratitis is a serious ocular infectious disease that can threaten vision. The disease generally progresses rapidly and can lead to corneal scar, stromal abscess formation, perforation, and dissemination to adjacent tissues if not treated properly. Recent studies showed that corneal collagen crosslinking (CCC) using ultraviolet-A/riboflavin is effective in the treatment of bacterial keratitis refractory to topical antibiotic treatment. In addition to being bactericidal, CCC also decreases risk of perforation by strengthening the corneal collagen structure...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629679/how-to-address-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-following-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-surgery
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Jung Hyeon Moon, Sungjoon Lee, Chun Kee Chung, Chi Heon Kim, Won Heo
BACKGROUND: Primary dural repair in ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) surgery via anterior is challenging because of limited space. Based on several years of our experiences, we present our concept for addressing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage following dural tear during anterior OPLL surgery. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 65 patients who underwent anterior OPLL surgery from 2003 to 2014. We included 7 patients whose operation records described dural tear followed by CSF leakage...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626970/surgical-treatment-of-peri-implantitis-intrabony-lesions-by-means-of-deproteinized-bovine-bone-mineral-with-10-collagen-7-year-results
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Mario Roccuzzo, Dario Pittoni, Andrea Roccuzzo, Lorena Charrier, Paola Dalmasso
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term results of the surgical treatment of single peri-implantitis intrabony defects, by means of deproteinized bovine bone mineral with 10% collagen (DBBMC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The original population consisted of 26 patients with one crater-like defect, around either sandblasted and acid-etched (SLA) or titanium plasma-sprayed (TPS) dental implants, with a probing depth (PD) ≥6 mm and no implant mobility (Roccuzzo et al...
June 18, 2017: Clinical Oral Implants Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559297/characterization-of-a-novel-cis-3-hydroxy-l-proline-dehydratase-and-a-trans-3-hydroxy-l-proline-dehydratase-from-bacteria
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Seiya Watanabe, Fumiyasu Fukumori, Mao Miyazaki, Shinya Tagami, Yasuo Watanabe
Hydroxyprolines, such as trans-4-hydroxy-L-proline (T4LHyp), trans-3-hydroxy-L-proline (T3LHyp), and cis-3-hydroxy-L-proline (C3LHyp), are present in some proteins including collagen, plant cell wall, and several peptide antibiotics. In bacteria, genes involved in the degradation of hydroxyproline are often clustered on the genome (L-Hyp gene cluster). We recently reported that an "aconitase X (AcnX)"-like hypI gene from a L-Hyp gene cluster functions as a monomeric C3LHyp dehydratase (AcnXType I). However the physiological role of C3LHyp dehydratase remained unclear...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546688/collagen-cross-linking-for-microbial-keratitis
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REVIEW
Prashant Garg, Sujata Das, Aravind Roy
Collagen cross-linking is gaining popularity not only for arresting the progression of keratoconus but also other indications including management of corneal infections. In this review article, we analyzed the published literature to understand the level of evidence for its use in corneal ulcer. Photoactivated riboflavin and ultraviolet A light are known to possess antimicrobial properties. The treatment also induces formation of inter- and intra-fibrillar bonds, thereby making the corneal collagen resistant to the action of proteases arresting stromal melt...
January 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508516/fell-muir-lecture-collagen-fibril-formation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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REVIEW
Karl E Kadler
It is a great honour to be awarded the Fell Muir Prize for 2016 by the British Society of Matrix Biology. As recipient of the prize, I am taking the opportunity to write a minireview on collagen fibrillogenesis, which has been the focus of my research for 33 years. This is the process by which triple helical collagen molecules assemble into centimetre-long fibrils in the extracellular matrix of animals. The fibrils appeared a billion years ago at the dawn of multicellular animal life as the primary scaffold for tissue morphogenesis...
February 2017: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485528/bioengineered-keratocyte-spheroids-fabricated-on-chitosan-coatings-enhance-tissue-repair-in-a-rabbit-corneal-stromal-defect-model
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Shih-Feng Chou, Chih-Hung Lee, Jui-Yang Lai
Cultivated cell spheroid transplantation is widely studied as a means of facilitating tissue regeneration. Chitosan biomaterial has been shown to promote keratocyte aggregation and multicellular spheroid formation. Herein, we provide further evidence on application of bioengineered keratocyte spheroids for corneal stromal tissue engineering. In an allogeneic rabbit model of stromal destruction caused by bacterial keratitis, the corneas were intrastromally injected with isolated keratocyte suspensions or aggregated spheroid grafts at same cell number...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407169/collagen-cross-linking-with-photoactivated-riboflavin-pack-cxl-for-bacterial-keratitis-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-smile
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Tommy C Y Chan, Vanissa W S Chow, Vishal Jhanji
PURPOSE: To report a case of infectious keratitis after small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) treated with collagen cross-linking with photoactivated riboflavin (PACK-CXL). METHODS: Case report and literature review. RESULTS: A patient presented with culture-proven bacterial keratitis 5 days after SMILE was treated with fortified topical antibiotics and PACK-CXL. Irrigation of the corneal cap-stromal bed interface, which can be difficult and affect visual outcomes, was not performed...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393762/engineering-a-functional-three-dimensional-human-cardiac-tissue-model-for-drug-toxicity-screening
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Hong Fang Lu, Meng Fatt Leong, Tze Chiun Lim, Ying Ping Chua, Jia Kai Lim, Chan Du, Andrew C A Wan
Cardiotoxicity is one of the major reasons for clinical drug attrition. In vitro tissue models that can provide efficient and accurate drug toxicity screening are highly desired for preclinical drug development and personalized therapy. Here, we report the fabrication and characterization of a human cardiac tissue model for high throughput drug toxicity studies. Cardiac tissues were fabricated via cellular self-assembly of human transgene-free induced pluripotent stem cells-derived cardiomyocytes in pre-fabricated polydimethylsiloxane molds...
May 11, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363501/corrigendum-to-partial-depletion-of-natural-gut-flora-by-antibiotic-aggravates-collagen-induced-arthritis-cia-in-mice-pharmacol-rep-66-2014-250-255
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Iwona Dorożyńska, Monika Majewska-Szczepanik, Katarzyna Marcińska, Marian Szczepanik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
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