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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432571/cell-therapy-for-type-1-diabetes-current-and-future-strategies
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REVIEW
Yasaman Aghazadeh, Maria Cristina Nostro
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is defined by an autoimmune destruction of insulin producing β-cells located in the endocrine part of the pancreas, the islets of Langerhans. As exogenous insulin administration fails at preventing severe complications associated with this disease, cell replacement therapies are being considered as a means to treat T1D. The purpose of this manuscript is to review the challenges associated with current strategies and discuss the potential of stem cell therapy for the treatment of T1D...
June 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425610/bacterial-screening-of-platelet-components-by-national-health-service-blood-and-transplant-an-effective-risk-reduction-measure
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Carl McDonald, Jennifer Allen, Susan Brailsford, Anjana Roy, Joanne Ball, Richard Moule, Mariza Vasconcelos, Rachael Morrison, Tyrone Pitt
BACKGROUND: Bacterial contamination of blood components remains a major cause of sepsis in transfusion medicine. Between 2006 and 2010 in the 5 years before the introduction of bacterial screening of platelet (PLT) components by National Health Service Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), seven cases of PLT component-associated transmission of bacterial infection were recorded for 10 patients, three of which were fatal. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Sampling of individual PLT components was undertaken at 36 to 48 hours after donation and tested in the BacT/ALERT system with 8 mL inoculated into each of aerobic and anaerobic culture bottles...
May 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421497/chapter-13-human-ovarian-tissue-vitrification
#3
Sherman Silber
Ovarian freezing and transplantation has garnered increasing interest as a potential way of preserving fertility in cancer patients as well as for women who just wish to delay childbearing. This chapter spells out our techniques of ovarian cortex vitrification and results for frozen compared to fresh ovarian cortex transplantation (in one single series from one center for the sake of consistency), as well as potentially provides insight into the mechanism behind ovarian follicle recruitment. This represents an effort to simplify and popularize an approach that has yielded favorable results (all cases recovered ovulation and 75% had successful spontaneous pregnancy) in one single, disciplined study...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419628/hla-hd-an-accurate-hla-typing-algorithm-for-next-generation-sequencing-data
#4
Shuji Kawaguchi, Koichiro Higasa, Masakazu Shimizu, Ryo Yamada, Fumihiko Matsuda
The accurate typing of HLA alleles is critical for a variety of medical applications, such as genomic studies of multifactorial diseases, including immune system and inflammation-related disorders, and donor selection in organ transplantation and regenerative medicine. Here we developed a new algorithm for determining HLA alleles using next-generation sequencing (NGS) results. The method consists of constructing an extensive dictionary of HLA alleles, precise mapping of the NGS reads, and calculating a score based on weighted read counts to select the most suitable pair of alleles...
April 16, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417344/biotherapy-in-inflammatory-diseases-of-the-cns-current-knowledge-and-applications
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REVIEW
Nicolas Collongues, Laure Michel, Jérôme de Seze
Biotherapy represents an innovative therapeutic approach that includes immunotherapy (vaccines, apheresis, and antibodies); gene therapy; and stem cell transplants. Their development helps to cross the bridge from bench to bedside and brings new hope of a cure for severe diseases in different fields of medicine. In neurology, a growing range of applications is being developed for these medications. Valuable results are now available in the field of autoimmunity, neuro-oncology, paraneoplastic manifestations, and neurodegenerative disorders...
May 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416232/experience-in-real-clinical-practice-with-new-direct-acting-antivirals-in-chronic-hepatitis-c
#6
Fernando Manuel Jiménez-Macías, Manuel Cabanillas-Casafranca, Marta Maraver-Zamora, Gema Romero-Herrera, Federico García-García, Antonio Correia-Varela-Almeida, Ana Cabello-Fernández, Manuel Ramos-Lora
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Inclusion of direct-acting antivirals into clinical practice in patients with chronic HCV (CHC) has been a milestone in medicine. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Analytical, prospective study, involving 126 patients with chronic HCV treated with direct-acting antivirals. Efficacy and safety of treatment and factors associated with failure treatment were evaluated. RESULTS: Age 54±10. Male (70%). Cirrhosis (60%). Distribution according to genotypes: G1a (31%), G1b (42%); G3 (14%); G4 (13%)...
April 14, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416198/engineering-human-renal-epithelial-cells-for-transplantation-in-regenerative-medicine
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Vita Manzoli, David C Colter, Sridevi Dhanaraj, Alessia Fornoni, Camillo Ricordi, Antonello Pileggi, Alice A Tomei
Cellular transplantation may treat several human diseases by replacing damaged cells and/or providing a local source of trophic factors promoting regeneration. We utilized human renal epithelial cells (hRECs) isolated from cadaveric donors as a cell model. For efficacious implementation of hRECs for treatment of kidney diseases, we evaluated a novel encapsulation strategy for immunoisolation of hRECs and lentiviral transduction of the Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) as model gene for genetic engineering of hRECs to secrete desired trophic factors...
April 13, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412976/hepatic-population-derived-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-is-effectively-increased-by-selective-removal-of-undifferentiated-stem-cells-using-ym155
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Seok-Jin Kang, Young-Il Park, So-Ryeon Hwang, Hee Yi, Nga Tham, Hyun-Ok Ku, Jae-Young Song, Hwan-Goo Kang
BACKGROUND: Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) such as embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells are promising target cells for cell regenerative medicine together with recently advanced technology of in-vitro differentiation. However, residual undifferentiated stem cells (USCs) during in-vitro differentiation are considered a potential risk for development of cancer cells and nonspecific lineage cell types. In this study we observed that USCs still exist during hepatic differentiation, consequently resulting in poor quality of the hepatic population and forming teratoma in vivo...
April 17, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412517/challenges-around-access-to-and-cost-of-life-saving-medications-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-medicare-patients
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Stephanie Farnia, Alex Ganetsky, Alicia Silver, Theresa Hwee, Jaime Preussler, Joan Griffin, Nandita Khera
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is an expensive, medically complicated and potentially life-threatening therapy for multiple hematologic and non-hematologic disorders with a prolonged trajectory of recovery. Similar to financial issues in other cancer treatments, adverse financial consequences of HCT are emerging as an important issue, and may be associated with poor quality of life (QOL) and increased distress in HCT survivors. Prescription medicine coverage for HCT for Medicare and some Medicaid beneficiaries, especially in the long-term remains suboptimal due to inadequate payer formularies or prohibitive co-pays...
April 12, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412348/closed-channel-culture-system-for-efficient-and-reproducible-differentiation-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-into-islet-cells
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Kunio Hirano, Shuhei Konagaya, Alexander Turner, Yuichiro Noda, Shigeru Kitamura, Hidetoshi Kotera, Hiroo Iwata
Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) are thought to be a promising cell-source solution for regenerative medicine due to their indefinite proliferative potential and ability to differentiate to functional somatic cells. However, issues remain with regard to achieving reproducible differentiation of cells with the required functionality for realizing human transplantation therapies and with regard to reducing the potential for bacterial or fungal contamination. To meet these needs, we have developed a closed-channel culture device and corresponding control system...
April 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411358/early-diagnostic-markers-for-detection-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
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Serpil Muge Deger, Yasemin Erten, Elif Suyani, Sahika Zeynep Aki, Gulay Ulusal Okyay, Ozge T Pasaoglu, Hatice Pasaoglu, Turgay Arinsoy, Gulsan Turkoz Sucak
OBJECTIVES: Acute kidney injury is a relatively frequent complication of allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplant, resulting in increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis and management of acute kidney injury is of great importance for prevention of poor outcomes in these transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty consecutive patients, hospitalized for allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplant at the Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit of Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, were included in this prospective study...
April 14, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396082/pregnancy-related-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-a%C3%A2-case-series-and-literature-review
#12
Emily Rose, Maheedhar Gedela, Nathan Miller, Paul L Carpenter
BACKGROUND: Cardiac emergencies during pregnancy are rare but have significant associated morbidity and mortality when they do occur. The emergency physician must not only be aware of potentially life-threatening conditions in the pregnant woman, but also know the emergent management and treatment of these conditions to avoid worsening of the underlying condition. Pregnancy-related spontaneous coronary artery dissection has been described in the cardiology literature, but is not well-known in emergency medicine literature...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395322/de-and-recellularization-of-the-pig-uterus-a-bioengineering-pilot-study%C3%A2
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Hannes Campo, Pedro M Baptista, Nuria López-Pérez, Amparo Faus, Irene Cervelló, Carlos Simón
Absolute uterine factor infertility, or the absence of a functional uterus, has a prevalence of 3%-5% in the general population. Despite the great strides being made in reproductive medicine, patients diagnosed with absolute uterine factor infertility remain untreatable. The only available solution has been gestational surrogacy, but recently the Brannström group presented a viable alternative by reporting the first successful live birth after uterus transplantation. Similar to other transplantations, this approach has inherent limitations such as the paucity of donor organs and the need for long-term immunosuppression...
January 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393454/whole-liver-engineering-a-promising-approach-to-develop-functional-liver-surrogates
#14
Fanwei Meng, Abdallah Assiri, Dipok Dhar, Dieter Broering
Liver donor shortage remains the biggest challenge for patients with end stage liver failures. While bioartificial liver devices have been developed as temporary supports for patients waiting for transplantation, their applications have been limited clinically. Whole liver engineering is a biological scaffold based regenerative medicine approach that holds promise for developing functional liver surrogates. Significant advancements have been made since the first report in 2010. This review focuses on the recent achievements of whole liver engineering studies...
April 10, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392150/factual-reflections-and-recommendations-on-extracorporeal-photopheresis-in-pediatrics
#15
REVIEW
Irena Sniecinski, Jerard Seghatchian
One of the biggest challenges in evaluating available literature on extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) practices in pediatric patients is the marked heterogeneity of approaches to the patient evaluation, procedural aspects and apheresis product analysis. These issues are most relevant in ECP management in children with graft versus host disease (GVHD) after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Extracorporeal photopheresis in pediatric patients is considered relatively safe with few adverse effects reported from retrospective or observational studies...
March 22, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391767/alginate-based-microcapsules-generated-with-the-coaxial-electrospray-method-for-clinical-application
#16
Catherine Barron, Jia-Qiang He
Alginate-based microencapsulation of cells has made a significant impact on the fields of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering mainly because of its ability to provide immunoisolation for the encapsulated material. This characteristic has allowed for the successful transplantation of non-autologous cells in several clinical trials for life threatening conditions, such as diabetes, myocardial infarction, and neurodegenerative disorders. Methods for alginate hydrogel microencapsulation have been well developed for various types of cells and can generate microcapsules of different diameters, degradation time, and composition...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388901/enhanced-efficacy-with-reduced-toxicity-of-chemotherapy-drug-5-fluorouracil-by-synergistic-treatment-with-abnormal-savda-munziq-from-uyghur-medicine
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Tao Yang, Mutalifu Aimaiti, Deqi Su, Weiwei Miao, Bin Zhou, Dilinuer Maimaitiyiming, Abdiryim Yusup, Halmurat Upur, Ainiwaer Aikemu
BACKGROUND: Abnormal Savda Munziq (ASMq) is a traditional prescription in Uyghur Medicine, and its treatment of complex diseases such as tumors and asthma has been proven to be effective in Uyghur medical clinical practice. The efficacy-enhancing and toxicity-reducing properties of ASMq were studied on mice with transplanted cervical cancer (U27) tumors, which were treated with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in this work. METHODS: To investigate the synergistic effect of ASMq and 5-FU on U27 cells, inhibitory effects on cell proliferation were determined through a MTT assay...
April 7, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387893/regenerative-medicine-in-cardiovascular-diseases-an-update
#18
Y Cao, P-Y Zhang
The unique ability of regenerative medicine to differentiate into any cell of the three germ layers (endoderm, ectoderm, and mesoderm) is of immense clinical importance. They have an unique capacity for unlimited self-renewal. Furthermore, pluripotent stem cells (PSC), including human embryonic (hESC) and induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), hold great potential as an unlimited source of functional as well as transplantable cells applications. Specifically, in the context of cardiovascular and ischemic diseases, it is believed that hESC-derived endothelial cells (hESC- ECs) could be used to stimulate angiogenesis or vasculogenesis in ischemic tissues, thereby restoring blood supply to the affected area...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386481/ips-cell-technologies-and-their-prospect-for-bone-regeneration-and-disease-modeling-a-mini-review
#19
REVIEW
Maria Csobonyeiova, Stefan Polak, Radoslav Zamborsky, Lubos Danisovic
Bone disorders are a group of varied acute and chronic traumatic, degenerative, malignant or congenital conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. They are prevalent in society and, with an ageing population, the incidence and impact on the population's health is growing. Severe persisting pain and limited mobility are the major symptoms of the disorder that impair the quality of life in affected patients. Current therapies only partially treat the disorders, offering management of symptoms, or temporary replacement with inert materials...
July 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386285/mesenchymal-stem-cells-transplantation-following-partial-hepatectomy-a-new-concept-to-promote-liver-regeneration-systematic-review-of-the-literature-focused-on-experimental-studies-in-rodent-models
#20
REVIEW
Ioannis G Papanikolaou, Charalambos Katselis, Konstantinos Apostolou, Themistoklis Feretis, Maria Lymperi, Manousos M Konstadoulakis, Apostolos E Papalois, George C Zografos
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are an attractive source for regenerative medicine because they are easily accessible through minimally invasive methods and have the potential to enhance liver regeneration (LG) and improve liver function, following partial hepatectomy (PH) and acute or chronic liver injury. A systematic review of the literature was conducted for articles published up to September 1st, 2016, using the MEDLINE database. The keywords that were used in various combinations were as follows: "Mesenchymal stem cells", "transplantation", "stem cells", "adipose tissue derived stem cells", "bone marrow-derived stem cells", "partial hepatectomy", "acute liver failure", "chronic liver failure", "liver fibrosis", "liver cirrhosis", "rats", "mice", and "liver regeneration"...
2017: Stem Cells International
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