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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905650/-aseptic-techniques-for-minor-surgical-procedures
#1
Marcela Concha-Rogazy, Catalina Andrighetti-Ferrada, Maximiliano Curi-Tuma
Aseptic techniques are those practices designed to reduce the risk of surgical site infection (SSI), defined as such, all those that occur within the first 30 days of the procedure. While the patient’s risk of developing an SSI in dermatologic surgery is low since many of the procedures are considered sterile, there are different factors associated with an increased or decreased risk of developing SSI. The characteristics of the surgical wound (such as involving infected or inflamed tissue or when breaks in the aseptic technique occur), patient characteristics (such as age, comorbidities, medication use and smoking) and procedure factors (such as setting, surgical technique, type of procedure, duration and body region involved)...
August 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900293/combined-use-of-platelet-rich-plasma-micro-fat-in-sport-and-race-horses-with-degenerative-joint-disease-preliminary-clinical-study-in-eight-horses
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Fabrizio Bembo, Julia Eraud, Cecile Philandrianos, Baptiste Bertrand, Alain Silvestre, Julie Veran, Florence Sabatier, Guy Magalon, Jeremy Magalon
BACKGROUND: To assess the safety and potential efficacy of a standardized technique consisting of intra-articular injection of 10 cc of a homogeneous mixed product using autologous micro-fat and platelet rich plasma (PRP) (ratio 1:1) in the carpus or the fetlock joint of sport horses presenting degenerative joint disease (DJD). METHODS: Eight sport horses with DJD confirmed by radiography and ultrasonography and causing lameness and the impossibility to compete were treated...
April 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893630/a-comprehensive-in-vitro-comparison-of-preparation-techniques-for-fat-grafting
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Libor Streit, Josef Jaros, Veronika Sedlakova, Miroslava Sedlackova, Lubos Drazan, Michal Svoboda, Jakub Pospisil, Tomas Vyska, Jiri Vesely, Ales Hampl
BACKGROUND: Lipomodelling is a technique that uses patient's own fat for tissue regeneration and augmentation. The extent of regenerative effect is reported to be determined by the numbers of adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ASCs) and the viability of cells in processed adipose tissue, which, together with other factors, influence the degree of graft retention. This study addresses whether differences exist in properties of fat graft obtained by three commonly used techniques. METHODS: Adipose tissue harvested from the hypo-gastric regions of 14 patients was processed by decantation, centrifugation, and membrane-based tissue filtration...
November 21, 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890658/magnetic-mapping-of-iron-in-rodent-spleen
#4
Angela R Blissett, Brooke Ollander, Brittany Penn, Dana M McTigue, Gunjan Agarwal
Evaluation of iron distribution and density in biological tissues is important to understand the pathogenesis of a variety of diseases and the fate of exogenously administered iron-based carriers and contrast agents. Iron distribution in tissues is typically characterized via histochemical (Perl's) stains or immunohistochemistry for ferritin, the major iron storage protein. A more accurate mapping of iron can be achieved via ultrastructural transmission electron microscopy (TEM) based techniques, which involve stringent sample preparation conditions...
November 24, 2016: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890346/the-uk-heartspare-study-stage-ii-multicentre-evaluation-of-a-voluntary-breath-hold-technique-in-patients-receiving-breast-radiotherapy
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F R Bartlett, E M Donovan, H A McNair, L A Corsini, R M Colgan, P M Evans, L Maynard, C Griffin, J S Haviland, J R Yarnold, A M Kirby
AIMS: To evaluate the feasibility and heart-sparing ability of the voluntary breath-hold (VBH) technique in a multicentre setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were recruited from 10 UK centres. Following surgery for early left breast cancer, patients with any heart inside the 50% isodose from a standard free-breathing tangential field treatment plan underwent a second planning computed tomography (CT) scan using the VBH technique. A separate treatment plan was prepared on the VBH CT scan and used for treatment...
November 24, 2016: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890026/electrostatic-capture-following-laser-microdissection-for-the-preparation-of-homogeneous-biological-specimens
#6
Dingrong Yi, Linghua Kong, Ranjith K Kankala, Zi Wang
There is an unmet need for researchers in life sciences and clinical pathology to obtain untainted target cells with very high accuracy, which are suitable for subsequent genome and protein analysis. In this paper, an electrostatic capture laser microdissection technology (ECM) is proposed and explained. Following microscopic identification and separation of target cells from the surrounding tissues using laser cutting, the ECM uses electrostatic forces to capture target cells. Validation experiments indicate that ECM can capture a wide assortment of contamination-free homogeneous samples, ranging from very tiny pieces of a few micrometers in diameter to large pieces with a surface area of over 40,000 µm2...
November 28, 2016: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886552/three-dimensional-electrospun-pcl-pla-blend-nanofibrous-scaffolds-with-significantly-improved-stem-cells-osteogenic-differentiation-and-cranial-bone-formation
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Qingqing Yao, Jaqueline G L Cosme, Tao Xu, Jacob M Miszuk, Paulo H S Picciani, Hao Fong, Hongli Sun
Nanofibrous scaffolds that are morphologically/structurally similar to natural ECM are highly interested for tissue engineering; however, the electrospinning technique has the difficulty in directly producing clinically relevant 3D nanofibrous scaffolds with desired structural properties. To address this challenge, we have developed an innovative technique of thermally induced nanofiber self-agglomeration (TISA) recently. The aim of this work was to prepare (via the TISA technique) and evaluate 3D electrospun PCL/PLA blend (mass ratio: 4/1) nanofibrous scaffolds having high porosity of ∼95...
November 15, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882464/analysis-of-reparative-activity-of-platelet-lysate-effect-on-cell-monolayer-recovery-in-vitro-and-skin-wound-healing-in-vivo
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N S Sergeeva, Ya D Shanskii, I K Sviridova, P A Karalkin, V A Kirsanova, S A Akhmedova, A D Kaprin
Platelet lysate prepared from donor platelet concentrate and pooled according to a developed technique stimulates migration of multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells of the human adipose tissue and promotes healing of the monolayer defect in cultures of human fibroblasts and multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells in vitro in concentrations close those of fetal calf serum (5-10%). Lysate of platelets from platelet-rich rat blood plasma stimulated healing of the skin defect by promoting epithelialization and granulation tissue formation...
November 23, 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881642/clinoptilolite-pcl-peg-pcl-composite-scaffolds-for-bone-tissue-engineering-applications
#9
Engin Pazarçeviren, Özge Erdemli, Dilek Keskin, Ayşen Tezcaner
The aim of this study was to prepare and characterize highly porous clinoptilolite/poly(ε-caprolactone)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(ε-caprolactone) composite scaffolds. Scaffolds with different clinoptilolite contents (10% and 20%) were fabricated with reproducible solvent-free powder compression/particulate leaching technique. The scaffolds had interconnective porosity in the range of 55-76%. Clinoptilolite/poly(ε-caprolactone)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(ε-caprolactone) scaffolds showed negligible degradation within eight weeks and displayed less water uptake and higher bioactivity than poly(ε-caprolactone)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(ε-caprolactone) scaffolds...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873063/-a%C3%A2-new-technique-to-facilitate-donor-preparation-for-dmek-surgery
#10
P W Rieck, T Engels
BACKGROUND: Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) is becoming more and more the method of choice to treat corneal endothelial diseases in specialized centers. The reasons that prevent this technique from becoming widespread are the delicate donor tissue preparation. By inverting the curvature of the cornea from convex to concave after mounting onto an artificial anterior chamber, we developed a combined manual delamination and hydrodissection technique, which allows a rapid and endothelium-preserving method of separating donor Descemet membranes from the underlying stroma...
November 21, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870961/design-and-construction-of-multifunctional-hyperbranched-polymers-coated-magnetite-nanoparticles-for-both-targeting-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-cancer-therapy
#11
Asemeh Mashhadi Malekzadeh, Ali Ramazani, Seyed Jamal Tabatabaei Rezaei, Hassan Niknejad
Magnetic drug targeting is a drug delivery strategy that can be used to improve the therapeutic efficiency on tumor cells and reduce the side effects on normal cells and tissues. The aim in this study is designing a novel multifunctional drug delivery system based on superparamagnetic nanoparticles for cancer therapy. Magnetic nanoparticles were synthesized by coprecipitation of iron oxide followed by coating with poly citric acid (PCA) dendritic macromolecules via bulk polymerization strategy. It was further surface-functionalized with poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and then to achieve tumor cell targeting property, folic acid was further incorporated to the surface of prepared carriers via a facile coupling reaction between the hydroxyl end group of the PEG and the carboxyl group of folic acid...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869295/-noninvasive-assessment-of-tissue-engineered-graft-viability-by-oxygen-17-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
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Samuel A Einstein, Bradley P Weegman, Jennifer P Kitzmann, Klearchos K Papas, Michael Garwood
Transplantation of macroencapsulated tissue-engineered grafts (TEGs) is being investigated as a treatment for type 1 diabetes, but there is a critical need to measure TEG viability both in vitro and in vivo. Oxygen deficiency is the most critical issue preventing widespread implementation of TEG transplantation and delivery of supplemental oxygen (DSO) has been shown to enhance TEG survival and function in vivo. In this study, we demonstrate the first use of oxygen-17 magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((17) O-MRS) to measure the oxygen consumption rate (OCR) of TEGs and show that in addition to providing therapeutic benefits to TEGs, DSO with (17) O2 can also enable measurements of TEG viability...
November 21, 2016: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863118/nanofibrous-gelatin-scaffolds-integrated-with-ngf-loaded-alginate-microspheres-for-brain-tissue-engineering
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Melda Büyüköz, Esra Erdal, Sacide Alsoy Altinkaya
Neural regeneration research is designed in part to develop strategies for therapy after nerve damage due to injury or disease. In this study, a new gelatin based biomimetic scaffold was fabricated for brain tissue engineering applications. A technique combining thermally induced phase separation and porogen leaching was used to create interconnected macropores and nanofibrous structure. To promote tissue regeneration processes, the scaffolds were integrated with nerve growth factor (NGF) loaded alginate microspheres...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858161/two-photon-optical-microscopy-imaging-of-endothelial-keratoplasty-grafts
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Marco Lombardo, Mohit Parekh, Sebastiano Serrao, Alessandro Ruzza, Stefano Ferrari, Giuseppe Lombardo
PURPOSE: To investigate the microstructure of endothelial keratoplasty grafts using two-photon optical microscopy. METHODS: Six endothelial keratoplasty grafts obtained from human donor corneoscleral tissues and prepared by submerged hydrodissection technique were imaged by two-photon optical microscopy. In each graft, two liquid bubbles were created in order to investigate the presence of a conserved cleavage plane regardless of the volume of posterior stroma that remained attached to Descemet's membrane (DM); the first bubble (bubble A) was generated under DM and the second bubble (bubble B) injection was done in order to obtain a layer of deep stroma that kept the two bubbles separated...
November 17, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855678/augmentation-and-repair-of-tendons-using-demineralised-cortical-bone
#15
Sherif Elnikety, Catherine J Pendegrass, Roberta Ferro de Godoy, Charles Holden, Gordon W Blunn
BACKGROUND: In severe injuries with loss of tendon substance a tendon graft or a synthetic substitute is usually used to restore functional length. This is usually associated with donor site morbidity, host tissue reactions and lack of remodelling of the synthetic substitutes, which may result in suboptimal outcome. A biocompatible graft with mechanical and structural properties that replicate those of normal tendon and ligament has so far not been identified. The use of demineralised bone for tendon reattachment onto bone has been shown to be effective in promoting the regeneration of a normal enthesis...
November 17, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855621/alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency-current-perspective-from-genetics-to-diagnosis-and-therapeutic-approaches
#16
Simona Santangelo, Simone Scarlata, Luana M Poeta, Adam J Bialas, Gregorino Paone, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi
Alpha-1 antitrypsin (A1AT) is a 52-kDa, acute phase glycoprotein encoded by the protease inhibitor (PI) locus, located on the long arm of chromosome 14 (14q31-32.3). Its structure is composed of a total of 7 exons, 4 coding (II, III, IV, and V) and 3 non-coding (Ia, Ib, and Ic). A1AT is produced primarily by hepatocytes and acts as a serine protease inhibitor with anti-protease and immunoregulatory activities. The main target of A1AT is neutrophil elastase (NE), an enzyme released during a neutrophil-mediated inflammatory process...
November 18, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848275/electrospun-mupirocin-loaded-polyurethane-fiber-mats-for-anti-infection-burn-wound-dressing-application
#17
Xinxin Chen, Rui Zhao, Xiang Wang, Xiang Li, Fei Peng, Zhenghua Jin, Xinxin Gao, Jiaao Yu, Ce Wang
Wound care treatment is a serious issue faced by the medical staffs due to its variety and complexity. Wound dressings are typically used to manage the various types of wounds. In this study, polyurethane (PU) fibers containing mupirocin (Mu), a commonly used antibiotic in wound care, were fabricated via electrospinning technique. The aim of this study was to develop biomedical electrospun fiber scaffolds for preventing wound infections with good compatibility and to demonstrate their applications as anti-infective burn wound dressings...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847753/apicoectomy-of-maxillary-anterior-teeth-through-a-piezoelectric-bony-window-osteotomy-two-case-reports-introducing-a-new-technique-to-preserve-cortical-bone
#18
Viola Hirsch, Meetu R Kohli, Syngcuk Kim
Two case reports describing a new technique of creating a repositionable piezoelectric bony window osteotomy during apicoectomy in order to preserve bone and act as an autologous graft for the surgical site are described. Endodontic microsurgery of anterior teeth with an intact cortical plate and large periapical lesion generally involves removal of a significant amount of healthy bone in order to enucleate the diseased tissue and manage root ends. In the reported cases, apicoectomy was performed on the lateral incisors of two patients...
November 2016: Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846786/systematic-comparison-of-protocols-for-the-preparation-of-human-articular-cartilage-for-use-as-scaffold-material-in-cartilage-tissue-engineering
#19
Cornelia Schneider, Johannes Lehmann, Gerjo van Osch, Florian Hildner, Andreas Herbert Teuschl, Xavier Monforte, David Miosga, Patrick Heimel, Eleni Priglinger, Heinz Redl, Susanne Wolbank, Sylvia Nürnberger
Natural extracellular matrix (ECM) derived biomaterials from decellularized allogenic tissues are of increasing interest for tissue engineering since their structure and composition provide a complexity that is not achievable with current manufacturing techniques. The prerequisite to bring allogenic tissue from bench to bedside as a functional biomaterial is the full removal of cells while preserving most of its native characteristics such as structure and composition. The exceptionally dense structure of articular cartilage, however, poses a special challenge for decellularisation, scaffold preparation and reseeding...
November 15, 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837564/preservation-of-ocular-epithelial-limbal-stem-cells-the-new-frontier-in-regenerative-medicine
#20
Zala Lužnik, Marina Bertolin, Claudia Breda, Barbara Ferrari, Vanessa Barbaro, Petra Schollmayer, Stefano Ferrari
Significant advances have been made in the field of ocular regenerative medicine. Promising stem cell-based therapeutic strategies have been translated into the clinical practice over the last few decades. These new stem cell-based therapies offer the possibility of permanently restoring corneal epithelium in patients with severe disabling and blinding ocular surface disease. The European Union has already classified stem cell-based therapies as "medicinal products". Therefore, manipulation is strictly regulated according to the defined conditions of good manufacturing practice, with the production of stem cell therapeutics at only accredited production sites authorized by the national regulatory agencies...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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