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Hyperbaric Oxygen AND Stem cells

Lei Huang, Warren Boling, John H Zhang
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common type of malignant intracranial tumor in adults. Tumor tissue hypoxia, high mitotic rate, and rapid tumor spread account for its poor prognosis. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) may improve the sensitivity of radio-chemotherapy by increasing oxygen tension within the hypoxic regions of the neoplastic tissue. This review summarizes the research of HBOT applications within the context of experimental and clinical GBM. Limited clinical trials and preclinical studies suggest that radiotherapy immediately after HBOT enhances the effects of radiotherapy in some aspects...
January 2018: Medical Gas Research
Simone Cesaro, Tina Dalianis, Christine Hanssen Rinaldo, Minna Koskenvuo, Anna Pegoraro, Hermann Einsele, Catherine Cordonnier, Hans H Hirsch
Objectives: To define guidelines for BK polyomavirus (BKPyV)-associated haemorrhagic cystitis (BKPyV-HC) after paediatric and adult HSCT. Methods: Review of English literature and evidence-based recommendations by expert consensus. Results: BKPyV-HC occurs in 8%-25% of paediatric and 7%-54% of adult recipients undergoing allogeneic HSCT. Diagnosis requires the triad of cystitis, macro-haematuria and high urine BKPyV loads >7 log10 copies/mL, and exclusion of other relevant aetiologies...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Zephyr D Dworsky, John S Bradley, Matthew T Brigger, Alice L Pong, Dennis John Kuo
A 17-year-old girl developed invasive rhinocerebral mucormycosis during intensive re-induction chemotherapy for relapsed pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Due to the high case fatality rate for invasive mucormycosis in profoundly immunosuppressed patients, an aggressive treatment regimen was pursued. In addition to the standard of care treatments with intravenous amphotericin and aggressive surgical debridements, she received intraventricular amphotericin to the brain via an Ommaya reservoir, hyperbaric oxygen treatments, filgrastim, intravenous immunoglobulin and antifungal in vitro synergy testing to allow for more targeted antifungal therapy with the addition of micafungin...
June 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Kiang Yien Cheung, Abigale Berry, Dandan Li, Omar S Aljitawi
BACKGROUND AIMS: Umbilical cord blood (UCB) provides an alternative source for hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs) in the treatment of hematological malignancies. However, clinical usage is limited due to the low quantity of HSPCs in each unit of cord blood and defects in bone marrow homing. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) is among the more recently explored methods used to improve UCB homing and engraftment. HBO works by lowering the host erythropoietin before UCB infusion to facilitate UCB HSPC homing, because such UCB cells are not directly exposed to HBO...
January 2018: Cytotherapy
Yongkai Yang, Hao Wei, Xiaohui Zhou, Fan Zhang, Chunhua Wang
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy and neural stem cell (NSC) transplantation can improve traumatic brain injury (TBI) clinically. This study aimed to investigate the mechanism of HBO promoting NSC proliferation and neurological recovery after TBI. Twenty-four Sprague-Dawley rats were divided randomly into three groups: a sham group, a TBI group (constructed using Feeney's free-fall method), and an HBO-treated TBI group. Neurological function was evaluated by Neurological Severity Scores on days 1, 3, and 7, and we found that TBI-induced poor neurological function was improved by HBO...
December 13, 2017: Neuroreport
Jennifer Schulze, Odett Kaiser, Gerrit Paasche, Hans Lamm, Andreas Pich, Andrea Hoffmann, Thomas Lenarz, Athanasia Warnecke
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a noninvasive widely applied treatment that increases the oxygen pressure in tissues. In cochlear implant (CI) research, intracochlear application of neurotrophic factors (NTFs) is able to improve survival of spiral ganglion neurons (SGN) after deafness. Cell-based delivery of NTFs such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) may be realized by cell-coating of the surface of the CI electrode. Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) secrete a variety of different neurotrophic factors and may be used for the development of a biohybrid electrode in order to release endogenously-derived neuroprotective factors for the protection of residual SGN and for a guided outgrowth of dendrites in the direction of the CI electrode...
2017: PloS One
Huanjun Wang, Yan Li, Qiang Wu, Chenglong Xu, Qingran Liu
Delayed encephalopathy after carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning (DEACMP) is still a clinical challenge. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of combined therapy of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation and butylphthalide in DEACMP patients.Forty-two DEACMP patients were treated with 1 of the 3 therapies: combined therapy of MSC transplantation and butylphthalide; MSC transplantation alone; or hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The MSCs were alternatively injected into the subarachnoid space and the carotid artery using a self-made high-pressure injector...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Omar S Aljitawi, Soumen Paul, Avishek Ganguly, Tara L Lin, Sid Ganguly, George Vielhauer, Maegan L Capitano, Amy Cantilena, Brea Lipe, Jonathan D Mahnken, Amanda Wise, Abigale Berry, Anurag K Singh, Leyla Shune, Christopher Lominska, Sunil Abhyankar, Dennis Allin, Mary Laughlin, Joseph P McGuirk, Hal E Broxmeyer
Umbilical cord blood (UCB) engraftment is in part limited by graft cell dose, generally one log less than that of bone marrow (BM)/peripheral blood (PB) cell grafts. Strategies toward increasing hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell (HSPC) homing to BM have been assessed to improve UCB engraftment. Despite recent progress, a complete understanding of how HSPC homing and engraftment are regulated is still elusive. We provide evidence that blocking erythropoietin (EPO)-EPO receptor (R) signaling promotes homing to BM and early engraftment of UCB CD34+ cells...
December 22, 2016: Blood
Ashley L Farris, Alexandra N Rindone, Warren L Grayson
Tissue engineering (TE) has provided promising strategies for regenerating tissue defects, but few TE approaches have been translated for clinical applications. One major barrier in TE is providing adequate oxygen supply to implanted tissue scaffolds, since oxygen diffusion from surrounding vasculature in vivo is limited to the periphery of the scaffolds. Moreover, oxygen is also an important signaling molecule for controlling stem cell differentiation within TE scaffolds. Various technologies have been developed to increase oxygen delivery in vivo and enhance the effectiveness of TE strategies...
May 28, 2016: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
Mustafa Nuri Yenerel, Sevgi Kalayoglu-Beşışık, Oktay Perdeci, Nuray Gürses, Murat Tunç, Deniz Sargın
OBJECTIVE: Hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) is a generally self-limited complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). It may occur in the early or late posttransplant period and can promote sometimes severe morbidity. We analyzed our data regarding HC in allogeneic HSCT patients in order to establish the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy in severe HC and to document the main problems during its use. METHODS: Between March 1993 and August 2006, 161 patients received allogeneic HSCT...
December 5, 2009: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
Mohamed Bekheit, Nahed Baddour, Khaled Katri, Yousry Taher, Khaled El Tobgy, Essam Mousa
BACKGROUND: Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) is used as part of treatment in a variety of clinical conditions. Its use in the treatment of ulcerative colitis has been reported in few clinical reports. OBJECTIVE: We report the effect of HBO on refractory ulcerative colitis exploring one potential mechanism of action. DESIGN: A review of records of patients with refractory ulcerative colitis who received HBO was conducted. Clinical and histopathological scoring was utilised to evaluate the response to HBO therapy (HBOT)...
2016: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
Hai-Xiao Zhou, Zhi-Gang Liu, Xiao-Jiao Liu, Qian-Xue Chen
Transplantation of umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs) for repair of traumatic brain injury has been used in the clinic. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment has long been widely used as an adjunctive therapy for treating traumatic brain injury. UC-MSC transplantation combined with HBO treatment is expected to yield better therapeutic effects on traumatic brain injury. In this study, we established rat models of severe traumatic brain injury by pressurized fluid (2.5-3.0 atm impact force). The injured rats were then administered UC-MSC transplantation via the tail vein in combination with HBO treatment...
January 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
Ugo Pani
Oxygen is an essential gas. Oxygen is also a biological medicine. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment which is based on the respiration of pure oxygen in a particular pressurised environment (hyperbaric chamber). The pressure allows the diffusion of oxygen into the blood at a concentration which is ten/fifteen/twenty times the normal level. The increase in oxygen in bodily liquids stimulates the synthesis of a gas, nitric oxide (NO), which has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect and promotes the formation of new blood vessels (also through the employment of stem cells) thus accelerating the healing of wounds...
July 2015: Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro Ed Ergonomia
A Khan, A Morrison, A Cheung, W Hashem, J Compston
Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) has been associated with the use of aminobisphosphonates and denosumab. The vast majority (>90%) of cases occur in the oncology patient population receiving high doses of intravenous bisphosphonates or subcutaneous denosumab. The incidence of ONJ in the osteoporosis patient population is very low and is estimated at 1-90 per 100,000 patient-years of exposure. In the oncology patient population the incidence appears to be related to dose and duration of exposure, and prevalence has been estimated to be as high as 18...
March 2016: Osteoporosis International
Xavier A Figueroa, James K Wright
The current debate surrounding the use of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) for neurological indications, specifically mild to moderate chronic traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and post-concussion syndrome (PCS), is mired in confusion due to the use of non-validated controls and an unfamiliarity by many practitioners of HBO2 therapy with the experimental literature. In the past 40 years, the use of an air sham (21% oxygen, 1.14-1.5 atmospheres absolute/atm abs) in clinical and animal studies, instead of observational or crossover controls, has led to false acceptance of the null hypothesis (declaring no effect when one is present), due to the biological activity of these "sham" controls...
July 2015: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
Marvin Heyboer, Justin Taylor, Monica Morgan, Peter Mariani, Shane Jennings
We present the case of a 69 year-old gentleman with non-healing ulcers of the bilateral medial malleoli as a result of graft-versus-host disease (GvHD). The patient discussed was diagnosed with stage IV mantle cell lymphoma. Over the course of 4 years the patient was treated with autologous stem cell transplant, later reduced-intensity allogeneic stem cell transplant, and finally donor lymphocyte infusion due to recurrence. Following these therapies, the patient developed extensive GvHD that resulted in bilateral non-healing ulcers of the medial malleoli...
April 2013: Journal of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists
Cheng-Kui Geng, Hong-Hua Cao, Xiong Ying, Hua-Lin Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of BMSCs transplantation plus hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) on repair of rat SCI. METHODS: Seventy five male rats were divided randomly into five groups: sham, vehicle, BMSCs transplantation group, combination group, 15 rats in each group. Every week after the SCI onset, all animals were evaluated for behavior outcome by Basso-Beattle-Bresnahan (BBB) score and inclined plane test. Axon recovery was examined with focal spinal cord tissue by electron microscope at 6 weeks after the SCI onset...
June 2015: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
Ze Ma, Shao-Zhen Yan, Xiao-Li Wang, Wei Chen, Xiang-Yu Cao, Peng Dong, Yan-Song Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of umbilical cord monoculcear cells (UCBMC) transplantation combined with hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy on the long-term behaviors and histology in neonatal rats after hypoxic-ischemic brain damage (HIBD). METHODS: Seven-day-old Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to four groups: normal control (CON), HIBD, UCBMC and UCBMC+HBO. HIBD was induced according to the Rice-Vannucci method. The rats in the UCBMC+HBO group were treated with HBO 3 hours after HIBD, followed by UCBMC transplantation 24 hours after HIBD...
July 2015: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
Donata Urbaniak-Kujda, Katarzyna Kapelko-Słowik, Monika Biernat, Jarosław Dybko, Magdalena Laszkowska, Kazimierz Kuliczkowski
Hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) is a diffuse inflammation of the bladder of an infectious or non-infectious etiology, causing bleeding of the bladder mucosa. There are no explicit guidelines defining the appropriate treatment of HC. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) is a non-invasive method involving the use of 100 % oxygen under increased pressure, which penetrates to poorly perfused areas. The most appropriate group for treatment with HBO is patients with BK virus-associated HC after allogenic human stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT)...
September 2015: International Journal of Hematology
J Biau, E Chautard, J Miroir, M Lapeyre
Head and neck cancers have been widely studied concerning their sensitivity to radiation therapy. Several parameters affect tumour response to radiation therapy. Some parameters are linked to the tumour. Large or invasive tumours, localization, such as oral cavity or adenopathy, are factors of radioresistance. Others parameters are linked to the patients themselves. Tobacco intoxication during radiotherapy and a low hemoglobin level contribute to radioresistance. More recently, a positive human papilloma virus (HPV) status has been reported to positively affect radiosensitivity...
August 2015: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
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