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Tissue Procurement

Asif Hasan, Colin Maciver, Gaoussou Toure, Jean-Paul Meningaud
The aesthetic outcome of a well-planned and executed vascularized composite tissue face allotransplant is unquestionable; however, complete functional restoration is necessary. The authors studied the possibility of restoring tear duct function in face transplant recipients. They also examined the technical specifics and feasibility of incorporating a lacrimal drainage apparatus into facial allografting. The authors performed a standardized face vascularized composite allograft on 4 hemi-faces (2 fresh cadavers)...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Natalia D Andersen, Paula V Monje
Adult Schwann cell (SC) cultures are usually derived from nerves subjected to a lengthy step of pre-degeneration to facilitate enzymatic digestion and recovery of viable cells. To overcome the need for pre-degeneration, we developed a method that allows the isolation of adult rat sciatic nerve SCs immediately after tissue harvesting. This method combines the advantages of implementing a rapid enzymatic dissociation of the nerve fibers and a straightforward separation of cells versus myelin that improves both cell yield and viability...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Yi-Guang Chen, Clayton E Mathews, John P Driver
For more than 35 years, the NOD mouse has been the primary animal model for studying autoimmune diabetes. During this time, striking similarities to the human disease have been uncovered. In both species, unusual polymorphisms in a major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecule confer the most disease risk, disease is caused by perturbations by the same genes or different genes in the same biological pathways and that diabetes onset is preceded by the presence of circulating autoreactive T cells and autoantibodies that recognize many of the same islet antigens...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Sandra Sánchez-González, Nazely Diban, Ane Urtiaga
The present work studies the functional behavior of novel poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) membranes functionalized with reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanoplatelets under simulated in vitro culture conditions (phosphate buffer solution (PBS) at 37 °C) during 1 year, in order to elucidate their applicability as scaffolds for in vitro neural regeneration. The morphological, chemical, and DSC results demonstrated that high internal porosity of the membranes facilitated water permeation and procured an accelerated hydrolytic degradation throughout the bulk pathway...
March 5, 2018: Membranes
Hua Qian, Xue Leng, Jie Wen, Qian Zhou, Xin Xu, Xunwei Wu
Stem cells play a crucial role in maintaining and repairing tissues during homeostasis and following injury. The efficient procurement of high quantity and quality of skin stem cells is important for both laboratory studies and clinical applications. Here, we describe a one-step isolation procedure to efficiently obtain both epidermal and dermal cell population from human skin specimen, based on the different influence of the Rho kinase inhibitor Y27632 on the growth of epidermal and dermal cells during the initial culture...
February 25, 2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Fabia Attili, Mihai Rimbaş, Alberto Fantin, Carlo Fabbri, Silvia Carrara, Luca Di Maurizio, Giulia Gibiino, Alessandro Repici, Frediano Inzani, Antonio Gasbarrini, Guido Costamagna, Alberto Larghi
OBJECTIVE: Procurement of tissue core biopsy may overcome some of the limitations of EUS-FNA. We aimed at assessing the safety, core procurement yield and diagnostic accuracy of two novel available histology needles. METHODS: Data from consecutive patients with solid lesions who underwent EUS-FNB using the 25G-22G SharkCore™ needles were retrieved from 4 tertiary-care centers database. RESULTS: 146 patients (mean age 64 ± 12 years; M/F, 76/68) with 156 lesions (114 pancreatic) were identified...
February 8, 2018: Digestive and Liver Disease
A Vileito, M J Siebelink, A A E Verhagen
AIM: Paediatric donation is a unique and extremely sensitive process that requires specific knowledge and competencies. Most countries use protocols for organ and tissue donation to ensure optimal care for the donor and family, but these mainly focus on adults. However, the donation process for children differs from adults in many ways. An overview of the literature was performed to identify protocols for the paediatric population. METHODS: PubMed, Web of Science, Embase and the Internet were searched up to March 2016 for papers or other sources in English related to specific organ and tissue donation protocols for children and neonates...
February 22, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
Alyne Simões, Zujian Chen, Yan Zhao, Lin Chen, Virgilia Macias, Luisa A DiPietro, Xiaofeng Zhou
MicroRNAs are ~22 nucleotide-long noncoding RNAs influencing many cellular processes (including wound healing) by their regulatory functions on gene expression. The ability to analyze microRNA in different cells at the wound site is essential for understanding the critical role(s) of microRNA during various phases of wound healing. Laser capture micro-dissection (LCM) is an effective method to distinguish between relevant and non-relevant cells or tissues and enables the researcher to obtain homogeneous, ultra-pure samples from heterogeneous starting material...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Henry Nording, Harald F Langer
The complement system is a versatile part of our immune system. Various intersection points of complement with other cells and molecules of the immune response are well described. Platelets are classically conceived as cells of hemostasis. In recent years, however, several functions of platelets "beyond thrombosis" were discovered. This review depicts the crosstalk of platelets with components of the immune system in the context of thrombo-inflammation. In particular, the various ways, in which platelets interact with the complement system, are illustrated...
February 6, 2018: Seminars in Immunology
Romeo Ioan Chira, Alexandra Chira, Adriana Calauz, Roberta Maria Manzat Saplacan, Georgiana Nagy, Petru Adrian Mircea, Simona Valean
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to analyze the diagnostic yield and accuracy of the ultrasound (US) guided core biopsy in a population of patients with osteolytic metastasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 16 consecutive cases of US-guided core biopsies of osteolytic lesions performed in our Ultrasound Unit, from January 2006 to May 2017. We used 18G or 16G Tru-cut needles coupled with automated biopsy guns. We procured a maximum number of two tissue specimens per patient...
February 4, 2018: Medical Ultrasonography
Artur Kamiński, Hanna Rozenek, Jolanta Banasiewicz, Stanisław Wójtowicz, Artur Błoński, Krzysztof Owczarek
Job Demands-Resources model proposes that the development of burnout follows excessive job demands and lack of job resources. Job demands are predictive of feeling of exhaustion, and lack of job resources-disengagement from work. This pilot study investigated professional burnout and its correlates in employees of Polish cell and tissue banks, many of whom were involved in procurement and processing of tissues from deceased donors, as it was hypothesized that job burnout in this population might influence the effectiveness of cell and tissue transplantation network in our country...
February 3, 2018: Cell and Tissue Banking
Mark Bishara, Gregori M Kurtzman, Waji Khan, Joseph Choukroun, Richard J Miron
Immediate implant placement often presents challenges in terms of predictably obtaining soft-tissue coverage over the implant site. While delayed implant placement offers the ability for soft tissues to grow and invade the extraction socket making their attachment around implants more predictable, immediate implant placement poses a significant risk of bacterial invasion towards the implant surface as a result of insignificant soft-tissue volume. Soft-tissue grafting techniques have often been proposed for use during immediate implant placement to augment soft-tissue deficiencies, including the use of either palatal connective tissue grafts (CTGs) or collagen-derived scaffolds...
February 2018: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
DaRue A Prieto, Gordon Whitely, Donald J Johann, Josip Blonder
The heterogeneity present in solid tumors adds significant difficulty to scientific analysis and improved understanding. Fundamentally, solid tumor formation consists of cancer cells proper along with stromal elements. The burgeoning malignant process is dependent upon modified stromal elements. Collectively, the stroma forms an essential microenvironment, which is indispensable for the survival and growth of the malignant neoplasm. This cellular heterogeneity makes molecular profiling of solid tumors via mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics a daunting task...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Meera Mahalingam
Laser capture microdissection is a non-molecular, minimally disruptive method to obtain cytologically and/or phenotypically defined cells or groups of cells from heterogeneous tissues. Its advantages include efficient rapid and precise procurement of cells. The potential disadvantages include time consuming, expensive, and limited by the need for a pathologist for recognition of distinct subpopulations within a specified sample. Overall it is versatile allowing the preparation of homogenous isolates of specific subpopulations of cells from which DNA/RNA or protein can be extracted for RT-PCR, quantitative PCR, next-generation sequencing, immunoblot blot analyses, and mass spectrometry...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Anastasio Salazar-Bañuelos, Mauricio Monroy-Cuadros, Hoover Henriquez-Cooper
BACKGROUND: Minimizing ischemia is paramount in the procurement of kidneys for transplantation. A fast cooling and expeditious removal is ideal to minimize damage from warm ischemia, however, since the removal of kidneys is delayed in cadaver donation until all other organs are harvested, the risk of kidney damage increases due to contact with the warmer soft body tissues. Surgical techniques that expedite organ retrieval were developed to avoid organ damage. METHODS: We test a modification of Thomas Starzl's improved technique for multi-organ harvesting by interposing an ice bag between the posterior aspect of the kidney and the psoas muscle in a randomized trial with 21 multi-organ cadaver donors...
January 4, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
Ji Young Bang, Shantel Hebert-Magee, Udayakumar Navaneethan, Muhammad K Hasan, Robert Hawes, Shyam Varadarajulu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Recently, 3-plane symmetric needle with Franseen geometry and Fork-tip biopsy needle have been developed for histological tissue procurement. We compared 22-gauge Franseen and 22-gauge Fork-tip needles in patients undergoing EUS-guided sampling of pancreatic masses. METHODS: Fifty patients underwent sampling using both 22-gauge Franseen and 22-gauge Fork-tip needles, with randomization of needle order. Two dedicated passes were performed using both needles for cell block...
January 3, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Matthias Becker, Janita A Maring, Barbara Oberwallner, Benjamin Kappler, Oliver Klein, Volkmar Falk, Christof Stamm
Acellular extracellular matrix preparations are useful for studying cell-matrix interactions and facilitate regenerative cell therapy applications. Several commercial extracellular matrix products are available as hydrogels or membranes, but these do not possess tissue-specific biological activity. Because perfusion decellularization is usually not possible with human heart tissue, we developed a 3-step immersion decellularization process. Human myocardial slices procured during surgery are first treated with detergent-free hyperosmolar lysis buffer, followed by incubation with the ionic detergent, sodium dodecyl sulfate, and the process is completed by exploiting the intrinsic DNase activity of fetal bovine serum...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Caren Gentile, Vivianna M Van Deerlin, David S Goldberg, Peter P Reese, Richard D Hasz, Peter Abt, Emily Blumberg, Midhat S Farooqi
Given the availability of new highly efficacious anti-HCV therapies, some clinicians have advocated for wider use of kidneys from hepatitis C virus-positive (HCV+) donors, including transplanting them into HCV-negative recipients. As treatment regimens for HCV are commonly guided by genotype, pretransplant HCV genotyping of tissue donors would be beneficial. To our knowledge, donor HCV genotyping has never been reported. We retrieved archived frozen plasma samples for 17 previous organ donors through a local organ procurement organization...
February 2018: Clinical Transplantation
Maureen Wilson-Genderson, K Laura Barker, Heather M Gardiner, Maghboeba Mosavel, Jeffrey Thomas, Laura A Siminoff
Tissues from deceased donors provide important data for genomic research and Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) play a significant role. To understand the decisions of families who donated for transplantation and made decisions about donation to the Genotype-Tissue Expression Project (GTEx), we examined donation decisions of family decision makers (FDMs). 413 families were interviewed by telephone. The OPO staff who made the transplant and research requests completed self-administered surveys; a total of 309 matching surveys from 99 OPO staff were obtained...
January 2018: Human Genetics
J A Fridell, R S Mangus, C M Thomas, C A Kubal, J A Powelson
INTRODUCTION: Transplantation of pancreas allografts procured from donation after circulatory death (DCD) remains uncommon. This study reviews a series of pancreas transplants at a single center to assess the donor and recipient characteristics for DCD pancreas transplant and to compare clinical outcomes. METHODS: DCD procurement was performed with a 5-minute wait time from pronouncement of death to first incision. In 2 patients, tissue plasminogen activator was infused as a thrombolytic during the donor flush...
December 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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