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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340981/nanolipid-gel-of-an-antimycotic-drug-for-treating-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-development-and-evaluation
#1
Dnyanesh Takalkar, Namita Desai
This paper focuses on the development and evaluation of mucoadhesive vaginal gel of fluconazole using nanolipid carriers to enhance tissue deposition in treating vulvovaginal candidiasis. Treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis includes antimycotic agents prescribed for 1 to 7 days or longer, in relapse either orally or topically. The delivery of fluconazole as nanolipid carriers in vaginal gel can be proposed as suitable alternative to the existing conventional formulations to improve the patient acceptability, compliance and localized drug action...
January 16, 2018: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338385/does-the-mesenchymal-stem-cell-source-influence-smooth-muscle-regeneration-in-tissue-engineered-urinary-bladders
#2
Marta Pokrywczynska, Arkadiusz Jundzill, Karolina Warda, Lukasz Buchholz, Marta Rasmus, Jan Adamowicz, Magdalena Bodnar, Andrzej Marszalek, Anna Helmin-Basa, Jacek Michalkiewicz, Maciej Gagat, Alina Grzanka, Malgorzata Frontczak-Baniewicz, Agata Magdalena Gastecka, Tomasz Kloskowski, Maciej Nowacki, Camillo Ricordi, Tomasz Drewa
A variety of tissue engineering techniques utilizing different cells and biomaterials are currently being explored to construct urinary bladder walls de novo, but so far no approach is clearly superior. The aim of this study was to determine whether mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) isolated from different sources, (bone marrow [BM-MSCs] and adipose tissue [ADSCs]), differ in their potential to regenerate smooth muscles in tissue-engineered urinary bladders and to determine an optimal number of MSCs for urinary bladder smooth muscle regeneration...
November 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335032/-sit-and-tilt-preparation-for-subscapular-system-free-flaps
#3
J Mark, H Patwa, M S Costello, Y Patil
BACKGROUND: The ablation of advanced head and neck cancer often results in large three-dimensional defects that require free tissue transfer to optimally address functional and cosmetic issues. The subscapular system is a highly versatile donor site for flaps used for head and neck reconstruction. Traditional methods of harvesting subscapular flaps require repositioning and re-preparing, which significantly increases the operative time and prevents simultaneous harvesting of the flap...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334417/combining-allele-frequency-and-tree-based-approaches-improves-phylogeographic-inference-from-natural-history-collections
#4
M Ruffley, M L Smith, A Espíndola, B C Carstens, J Sullivan, D C Tank
Model selection approaches in phylogeography have allowed researchers to evaluate the support for competing demographic histories, which provides a mode of inference and a measure of uncertainty in understanding climatic and spatial influences on intraspecific diversity. Here, to rank all models in the comparison set, and determine what proportion of the total support the top-ranked model garners, we conduct model selection using two analytical approaches -allele frequency-based, implemented in fastsimcoal2, and gene tree-based, implemented in PHRAPL...
January 15, 2018: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329121/technique-for-preparing-ultrathin-and-nanothin-descemet-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty-tissue
#5
Albert Y Cheung, Joshua H Hou, Peter Bedard, Veronique Grimes, Natalie Buckman, Medi Eslani, Edward J Holland
PURPOSE: To describe and report outcomes of our single-pass microkeratome technique for preparation of ultrathin (UT, ≤100 μm) and nanothin (NT, ≤50 μm) Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) grafts. METHODS: To prepare NT-DSAEK grafts, a pachymetry nomogram specific to each technician and individual microkeratome head was developed based on accumulated precut and postcut pachymetry data from previous DSAEK grafts. Mean graft thickness as well as precut and postcut endothelial cell counts (ECCs) of NT-DSAEK, UT-DSAEK, and Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) grafts between July 2015 and July 2017 were calculated and compared statistically...
January 11, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322057/epidemiological-study-on-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-an-endemic-area-of-qom-province-central-iran
#6
Abedin Saghafipour, Hassan Vatandoost, Ali Reza Zahraei-Ramazani, Mohammad Reza Yaghoobi-Ershadi, Moharram Karami Jooshin, Yavar Rassi, Mohammad Reza Shirzadi, Amir Ahmad Akhavan, Ahmad Ali Hanafi-Bojd
Background: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is one of the most important health problems in many areas of Iran. There are two forms of the disease in Iran, anthroponotic and zoonotic CL. This study conducted to assess the epidemiological situation of CL in an endemic area of Qom Province, central Iran from Apr to Nov 2015. Methods: The sticky paper traps and aspirating tubes were used for collecting adult sand flies. Sherman traps and small insect nets were used to capture rodents and small mammals...
September 2017: Journal of Arthropod-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321822/pursuing-meaningful-end-points-for-stem-cell-therapy-assessment-in-ischemic-cardiac-disease
#7
REVIEW
Maria Dorobantu, Nicoleta-Monica Popa-Fotea, Mihaela Popa, Iulia Rusu, Miruna Mihaela Micheu
Despite optimal interventional and medical therapy, ischemic heart disease is still an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although not included in standard of care rehabilitation, stem cell therapy (SCT) could be a solution for prompting cardiac regeneration. Multiple studies have been published from the beginning of SCT until now, but overall no unanimous conclusion could be drawn in part due to the lack of appropriate end-points. In order to appreciate the impact of SCT, multiple markers from different categories should be considered: Structural, biological, functional, physiological, but also major adverse cardiac events or quality of life...
December 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317369/mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-extracellular-matrix-enhances-chondrogenic-phenotype-of-and-cartilage-formation-by-encapsulated-chondrocytes-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#8
Yuanheng Yang, Hang Lin, He Shen, Bing Wang, Guanghua Lei, Rocky S Tuan
Mesenchymal stem cell derived extracellular matrix (MSC-ECM) is a natural biomaterial with robust bioactivity and good biocompatibility, and has been studied as a scaffold for tissue engineering. In this investigation, we tested the applicability of using decellularized human bone marrow derived MSC-ECM (hBMSC-ECM) as a culture substrate for chondrocyte expansion in vitro, as well as a scaffold for chondrocyte-based cartilage repair. hBMSC-ECM deposited by hBMSCs cultured on tissue culture plastic (TCP) was harvested, and then subjected to a decellularization process to remove hBMSCs...
January 6, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316854/highly-stretchable-ha-sa-hydrogels-for-tissue-engineering
#9
Chengcheng Zhu, Rui Yang, Xiaobin Hua, Hong Chen, Jumei Xu, Rile Wu, Lian Cen
A highly stretchable hyaluronic acid (HA)/sodium alginate (SA) hydrogel was developed in this study based on an interpenetrating polymer network. HA/SA hydrogels were prepared by mixing two polysaccharides followed by covalent crosslinking via epoxy groups on HA molecules and ionic crosslinking via divalent ions on SA chains sequentially. The effect of HA/SA ratio on the pore size and distribution, swelling ratio, elongation and rheological properties as well as protein loading and release properties of HA/SA hydrogels was explored...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316748/-preliminary-study-of-exon-sequence-in-pneumoconiosis-and-pneumoconiosis-complicated-with-lung-cancer-using-high-throughput-sequencing-technology
#10
M F Jiang, L Li, Z Wang, C L Zhang, H Zhang
Objective: The detection and analysis of exon mutations of pneumoconiosis and pneumoco-niosis complicated with lung cancer provide reference evidence for screening, clinical diagnosis and treatment and prognosis in pneumoconiosis and pneumoconiosis complicated with lung cancer. Methods: The pathologi-cal tissue samples from 3 pneumoconiosis patients and 3 pneumoconiosis complicated with lung cancer pa-tients were collected. Genomic DNA was extracted and library was prepared. Exomes of the pathological tissue samples in pneumoconiosis patients and pneumoconiosis complicated with lung cancer patients were se-quenced using Ion Torrent PGM platform...
November 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316381/rapid-intra-operative-diagnosis-of-kidney-cancer-by-atr-ir-spectroscopy-of-tissue-smears
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Milda Pucetaite, Martynas Velicka, Vidita Urboniene, Justinas Ceponkus, Rimante Bandzeviciute, Feliksas Jankevicius, Arunas Zelvys, Valdas Sablinskas, Gerald Steiner
Herein, a technique to analyze air-dried kidney tissue impression smears by means of Attenuated Total Reflection Infrared (ATR-IR) spectroscopy is presented. Spectral tumor markers - absorption bands of glycogen - are identified in the ATR-IR spectra of the kidney tissue smear samples. Thin kidney tissue cryo-sections currently used for IR spectroscopic analysis lack such spectral markers as the sample preparation causes irreversible molecular changes in the tissue. In particular, freeze-thaw cycle results in degradation of the glycogen and reduction or complete dissolution of its content...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316380/implant-insertion-into-an-augmented-bone-region-using-the-canine-mandible-augmented-by-the-casing-method
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Wataru Ono, Kiichi Maruyama, Makoto Ogiso, Seiji Mineno, Yuichi Izumi
The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of bone augmentation using the "Casing Method", which enables large-scale osteogenesis, and the feasibility of using the augmented bone in dental implants. Three Beagle dogs were used. After tooth extraction, a polyethylene terephthalate case (20 mm × 5 mm × 10 mm) was placed on the buccal surface of the mandible. A mixture of hydroxyapatite and beta-tricalcium phosphate (volume ratio=1:1) was infiltrated into a suspension of autologous superfine bone powder and plasma, and the resulting mixture was packed into the case...
January 6, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315262/intraarticularly-injected-mesenchymal-stem-cells-stimulate-anti-inflammatory-molecules-and-inhibit-pain-related-protein-and-chondrolytic-enzymes-in-a-monoiodoacetate-induced-rat-arthritis-model
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Toru Ichiseki, Miyako Shimazaki, Yoshimichi Ueda, Shusuke Ueda, Masanobu Tsuchiya, Daisuke Souma, Ayumi Kaneuji, Norio Kawahara
Persistent inflammation is well known to promote the progression of arthropathy. mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties and tissue differentiation potency. Although the experience so far with the intraarticular administration of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) to induce cartilage regeneration has been disappointing, MSC implantation is now being attempted using various surgical techniques. Meanwhile, prevention of osteoarthritis (OA) progression and pain control remain important components of the treatment of early-stage OA...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313523/controlled-release-of-fgf-2-and-bmp-2-in-tissue-engineered-periosteum-promotes-bone-repair-in-rats
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Jie Yin, Sujun Qiu, Benchao Shi, Xiaolong Xu, Yunfei Zhao, Junhuai Gao, Shengli Zhao, Shaoxiong Min
The aim of this study was to prepare chitosan-collagen (CS/COL) scaffolds that could release fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) and bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2), and to study the effect of this scaffold on bone repair. By improving the double emulsion/solvent evaporation technique, BMP-2 was encapsulated in poly(lactic acid)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(lactic acid) (PELA) microcapsules, to the surface of which FGF-2 was attached. The CS/COL scaffold carrying the microcapsules was prepared by freeze-drying...
January 9, 2018: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313383/comparison-of-decalcifying-agents-and-techniques-for-human-dental-tissues
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A Choube, M Astekar, A Choube, G Sapra, A Agarwal, A Rana
Teeth are among the hardest animal tissues, because they are composed of large amounts of inorganic compounds. Consequently, teeth are difficult to prepare for microscopic examination. Acids and chelating agents traditionally have been used to remove calcium ions. We compared decalcifying agents including strong acids, weak acids, chelating agents, techniques using electric current, agitation and heat. Freshly extracted teeth were fixed and decalcified using formic acid-formalin, formal-nitric acid, formalin-EDTA, Von Ebner's fluid and Perenyi's fluid...
January 9, 2018: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311480/tissue-clearing-techniques-enable-three-dimensional-visualization-of-aerosolized-model-compound-and-lung-structure-at-the-alveolar-scale
#16
Kohei Togami, Anri Kitayama, Takayuki Daisho, Rui Wang, Hitoshi Tada, Sumio Chono
In this study, we examined the usefulness of a tissue-clearing technique for the evaluation of the lung distribution of aerosolized drugs. An aerosol formulation of TexasRed dextran (70 kDa), a model compound of drug carrier for aerosolized drugs, was administered intrapulmonarily to mice using a MicroSprayer, and then DyLight 488-conjugated tomato lectin was administered intravenously to visualize general lung structure via the fluorescent labeling of alveolar and bronchial epithelial cells. Tissue clearing followed by laser scanning confocal microscopy enabled the three-dimensional visualization of intrapulmonary TexasRed dextran and the evaluation of its distribution at the alveolar scale without the preparation of thin tissue sections...
2018: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310484/pathology-proteomics-and-the-pathway-to-personalised-medicine
#17
Ping Jin, Jiang Lan, Kui Wang, Mark S Baker, Canhua Huang, Edouard C Nice
As we move from a discovery to a translational phase in proteomics, with a focus on developing validated clinical assays to assist personalized medicine, there is a growing need for strong bidirectional interactions with the clinical pathology community. Thus, while on one hand the proteomics community will provide candidate biomarkers to assist in diagnosis, prognosis, surveillance, identification of individualized patient medication and development and validation of new assays for diagnostic use, on the other the pathology community will assist with specific tissue identification and selection (e...
January 8, 2018: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310227/quantitative-analysis-of-drug-distribution-by-ambient-mass-spectrometry-imaging-method-with-signal-extinction-normalization-strategy-and-inkjet-printing-technology
#18
Zhigang Luo, Jingjing He, Jiuming He, Lan Huang, Xiaowei Song, Xin Li, Zeper Abliz
Quantitative mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) is a robust approach that provides both quantitative and spatial information for drug candidates' research. However, because of complicated signal suppression and interference, acquiring accurate quantitative information from MSI data remains a challenge, especially for whole-body tissue sample. Ambient MSI techniques using spray-based ionization appear to be ideal for pharmaceutical quantitative MSI analysis. However, it is more challenging, as it involves almost no sample preparation and is more susceptible to ion suppression/enhancement...
March 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305670/bioactive-chylomicrons-for-oral-lymphatic-targeting-of-berberine-chloride-novel-flow-blockage-assay-in-tissue-based-and-caco-2-cell-line-models
#19
Manal A Elsheikh, Yosra S R Elnaggar, Dina Y Otify, Ossama Y Abdallah
PURPOSE: To develop novel bioactive-chylomicrons to solve oral delivery obstacles of Berberine chloride and target the lymphatic system. METHODS: Berberine-loaded bioactive-chylomicrons were prepared and underwent full in vitro characterization. Intestinal permeability was appraised via both non-everted gut sac model and Caco-2 cell model. Furthermore, Bioactive-chylomicrons' cellular uptake and distribution were examined by laser scanning confocal microscopy. Finally, a novel chylomicron flow-blockage assay on tissue and cellular levels were elaborated to assess the lymphatic targeting ability...
January 5, 2018: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302294/severe-tetracycline-dental-discoloration-restoration-with-conventional-feldspathic-ceramic-veneers-a-clinical-report
#20
Vicente Faus-Matoses, Ignacio Faus-Matoses, Esther Ruiz-Bell, Vicente J Faus-Llácer
The treatment of severe tetracycline discoloration is a challenge for the dentist. There are several treatment options and one of the most effective is the use of feldspathic veneers. The aim of this clinical case was to carry out the replacement with conventional feldspathic ceramic veneers on a patient with highly stained teeth (grade IV tetracycline) by a minimally invasive approach. Clinical examination revealed gingival retraction, color change of the veneers, ceramic cracked of 1.1 and 1.3 and incisal wear in lower anterior teeth...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
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