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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937334/optimal-threshold-estimator-of-a-prognostic-marker-by-maximizing-a-time-dependent-expected-utility-function-for-a-patient-centered-stratified-medicine
#1
Etienne Dantan, Yohann Foucher, Marine Lorent, Magali Giral, Philippe Tessier
Defining thresholds of prognostic markers is essential for stratified medicine. Such thresholds are mostly estimated from purely statistical measures regardless of patient preferences potentially leading to unacceptable medical decisions. Quality-Adjusted Life-Years are a widely used preferences-based measure of health outcomes. We develop a time-dependent Quality-Adjusted Life-Years-based expected utility function for censored data that should be maximized to estimate an optimal threshold. We performed a simulation study to compare estimated thresholds when using the proposed expected utility approach and purely statistical estimators...
October 20, 2016: Statistical Methods in Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937058/epidemiology-of-human-leukocyte-antigens-among-omani-population
#2
Issa Al Salmi, Abdul Massiah Metry, Faisal Al Ismaili, Alan Hola, Faissal Shaheen, Hana Fakhoury, Suad Hannawi
Oman is located on the Southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, and its population has high levels of consanguinity. Human leukocytic antigen (HLA) typing analysis in human population holds unexploited potential for elucidating the genetic causes of human disease and possibly leads to personalized medicine. This is a retrospective, descriptive study evaluating HLA frequencies of Omani individuals who underwent workup for kidney transplantation at the Royal Hospital (RH) from 2005 to 2016. Data on 870 subjects were collected from the Oman kidney transplant registry at RH as well from electronic medical record system...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937044/priming-of-the-cells-hypoxic-preconditioning-for-stem-cell-therapy
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REVIEW
Zheng Z Wei, Yan-Bing Zhu, James Y Zhang, Myles R McCrary, Song Wang, Yong-Bo Zhang, Shan-Ping Yu, Ling Wei
OBJECTIVE: Stem cell-based therapies are promising in regenerative medicine for protecting and repairing damaged brain tissues after injury or in the context of chronic diseases. Hypoxia can induce physiological and pathological responses. A hypoxic insult might act as a double-edged sword, it induces cell death and brain damage, but on the other hand, sublethal hypoxia can trigger an adaptation response called hypoxic preconditioning or hypoxic tolerance that is of immense importance for the survival of cells and tissues...
October 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936854/-thinking-on-development-of-shanxi-astragali-radix-industry
#4
Xue-Mei Qin, Ai-Ping Li, Ke Li, An-Ping Li, Lu-Hong Ning
Shanxi, a traditional production area to produce genuine Astragali Radix of high quality, has experienced major changes in the pattern of resources. This area once accounted for half of Astragali Radix industry, but now only serves as the largest supply area of traditional wild Astragali Radix. Furthermore, the strategic position of Shanxi Astragali Radix industry will become more prominent and more important to economic and social development in face of the diversity of market demands, especially for the strong demands of high-end Astragali Radix...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929099/harnessing-endogenous-cellular-mechanisms-for-bone-repair
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Claudia Lo Sicco, Roberta Tasso
Although autologous tissue transplantation represents a valid approach for bone repair, it has encountered crucial barriers in therapeutic translation, not least the invasive process necessary for stem cell isolation. In recent years, the scientific community has made significant strides for identifying new treatment options, and great emphasis has been placed on the tight interaction between skeletal and immune system in modulating the outcome of bone repair. Within the context of specific injury environmental cues, the cross talk among inflammatory cells and tissue resident and/or circulating progenitor cells is crucial to finely coordinate repair and remodeling processes...
2017: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928965/recent-advances-in-understanding-and-managing-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Paulino Alvarez, Wh Wilson Tang
Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle leading to abnormal structure or function in the absence of coronary artery disease, hypertension, or valvular or congenital heart disease. Currently, cardiomyopathy is the leading diagnosis of heart transplant patients worldwide. Incorporation of next-generation sequencing strategies will likely revolutionize genetic testing in cardiomyopathy. The use of patient-specific pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes for disease modeling and therapeutic testing has opened a new avenue for precision medicine in cardiomyopathy...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925552/in-situ-bone-tissue-engineering-with-an-endogenous-stem-cell-mobilizer-and-osteoinductive-nanofibrous-polymeric-scaffolds
#7
Jong Seung Lee, Yoonhee Jin, Hyun-Ji Park, Kisuk Yang, Min Suk Lee, Hee Seok Yang, Seung-Woo Cho
Classical bone tissue engineering involves the use of culture-expanded cells and scaffolds to produce tissue constructs for transplantation. Despite promising results, clinical adoption of these constructs has been limited due to various drawbacks, including extensive cell expansion steps, low cell survival rate upon transplantation, and the possibility of immuno-rejection. To bypass the ex vivo cell culture and transplantation process, we exploited the regenerative capacity of the host by mobilizing endogenous stem cells to the site of injury...
September 19, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923074/expression-of-concern-to-therapeutic-potential-of-human-embryonic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-patients-with-cerebral-palsy
#8
Geeta Shroff, Anupama Gupta, Jitender Kumar Barthakur
The Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Translational Medicine is issuing an editorial expression of concern to alert readers that concerns have been raised regarding the ethics of this study [1] and the potential association of the risk of teratoma formation with the transplantation of embryonic stem cells. Appropriate editorial action will be taken once this has been fully investigated. The authors disagree with this notice.
September 18, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922907/organ-vouchers-and-barter-markets-saving-lives-reducing-suffering-and-trading-in-human-organs
#9
Mark J Cherry
The essays in this issue of The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy explore an innovative voucher program for encouraging kidney donation. Discussions cluster around a number of central moral and political/theoretical themes: (1) What are the direct and indirect health care costs and benefits of such a voucher system in human organs? (2) Do vouchers lead to more effective and efficient organ procurement and allocation or contribute to greater inequalities and inefficiencies in the transplantation system? (3) Do vouchers contribute to the inappropriate commodification of human body parts? (4) Is there a significant moral difference between such a voucher system and a market in human organs for transplantation? This paper argues that while kidney vouchers constitute a step in the right direction, fuller utilization of market-based incentives, including, but not limited to, barter exchanges (e...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Medicine and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921476/expression-of-concern-to-role-of-physiotherapy-in-the-mobilization-of-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-undergoing-human-embryonic-stem-cells-transplantation
#10
Geeta Shroff, Dipin Thakur, Varun Dhingra, Deepak Singh Baroli, Deepanshu Khatri, Rahul Dev Gautam
The Editors-in-Chief of Clinical and Translational Medicine are issuing an editorial expression of concern to alert readers that concerns have been raised regarding the ethics of this study [1]. Appropriate editorial action will be taken once this has been fully investigated. Geeta Shroff disagrees with this notice. Dipin Thakur, Varun Dhingra, Deepak Singh Baroli, Deepanshu Khatri and Rahul Dev Gautam have not responded to our correspondence about this article.
September 18, 2017: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920719/-history-of-hand-transplantation-advancement-in-the-operative-technics-medications-and-the-survival-of-the-transplanted-hands-review-of-literature
#11
Vilmos Bíró
The author summarizes briefly the history of hand allograft transplantation, the basics of the operative technics, and the medicinal treatment of the immunosuppression. He establishes that this operation requires complicated team-work: many specialists must be united in the interest of the successful final outcome. The biggest problem is not the technical challenge of the complicated operation, but the ineffectiveness of immunosuppression, its complications; even though significant development has happened in this field and experimental results are also encouraging...
September 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916525/role-of-the-gastrointestinal-microbiota-in-small-animal-health-and-disease
#12
REVIEW
Alana Redfern, Jan Suchodolski, Albert Jergens
There is a large and emerging interest in the role of the gastrointestinal microbiota in health and disease. This paper serves to review the current knowledge and recommendations of the gastrointestinal microbiota in health and gastrointestinal disease. Further, this review evaluates the current literature and suggests guidelines for faecal microbial transplantation, a novel therapy for dysbiosis in veterinary medicine.
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911305/alginate-based-cell-microencapsulation-for-tissue-engineering-and-regenerative-medicine
#13
Vittoria Pandolfi, Ulysse Pereira, Murielle Dufresne, Cécile Legallais
Increasing numbers of requests for transplantable organs and their scarcity has led to a pressing need to find alternative solutions to standard transplantation. An appealing but challenging proposal came from the fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, the purpose of which is to build tissues/organs from scratch in the laboratory and use them as either permanent substitutes for direct implantation into the patient's body, or as temporary substitutes to bridge patients until organ regeneration or transplantation...
June 8, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910912/-percutaneous-catheterization-for-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-retrospective-case-series
#14
X Y Li, H Y He, X Tang, R Wang, C Y Zhang, S Q Wang, B Sun, Z H Tong
Objective: To review the experience of percutaneous catheterization for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) by respiratory intensivists at a single institution. Methods: A retrospective review of 87 patients undergoing percutaneous catheterization for ECMO in Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine of Beijing Chaoyang Hospital from November 2009 to January 2017. Subject demographics, type of support, cannulation configuration, types of cannulas, use of imaging modalities, and complications were recorded and summarized...
September 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910802/effects-of-expanded-hemodialysis-therapy-on-clinical-outcomes
#15
Sandip Mitra, Kunaal Kharbanda
The invention of dialysis has been a phenomenal advance in the treatment of kidney failure. The introduction of artificial kidneys in clinical care remains one of the most successful lifesaving interventions in modern medicine. Its glory, however, has been tempered by poor long-term outcomes and a negative qualitative impact on the lives of patients who suffer from an extremely complex, burdensome, and restricted life on dialysis. There remains a huge gap in patient well-being and outcomes between artificial kidney treatments and kidney transplantation...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902422/transplantation-of-non-cultured-stromal-vascular-fraction-cells-of-adipose-tissue-ameliorates-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-like-lesions-in-mice
#16
Shinichiro Kuroshima, Muneteru Sasaki, Kazunori Nakajima, Saki Tamaki, Hiroki Hayano, Takashi Sawase
The precise pathoetiology and effective treatment strategies for bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) remain unknown. Transplantation of non-cultured stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells has been demonstrated to be a useful method for regenerative medicine in place of stem cell therapy. This study investigated the effects of non-cultured SVF transplantation on tooth extraction socket healing in mice. Both chemotherapeutic/bisphosphonate combination therapy for 7 weeks and tooth extraction of maxillary first molars at 3 weeks after drug administration were performed using female C57BL/6J mice...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900482/study-on-inhibitory-effect-of-maimendong-decoction-and-weijing-decoction-combination-with-cisplatin-on-nci-a549-xenograft-in-nude-mice-and-its-mechanism
#17
Fei Xiong, Miao Jiang, Meijuan Chen, Xiaoxia Wang, Shiping Zhang, Jing Zhou, Ke Li, Yan Sheng, Lian Yin, Yuping Tang, Lihong Ye, Mianhua Wu, Haian Fu, Xu Zhang
MaiMenDong Decoction and WeiJing Decoction (Jin formula) is a traditional Chinese medication that consists of 8 medicinal plants, which recorded in the classical TCM literature Jin Kui Yao Lue and has been utilized in the treatment of lung diseases for hundreds of years in China. The present study aimed to determine the anti-tumor activity and the underlying mechanisms of Jin formula combined with cisplatin in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Xenograft model of NCI-A549 was established in Balb/c nude mice...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895404/exosomes-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-medicinal-signaling-cells-a-review
#18
U Altanerova, J Jakubechova, V Repiska, C Altaner
In this review, we intend to explore the potential therapeutic effects of exosomes released from mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs). MSCs gained credibility as a therapeutic tool due to their potential to differentiate into many cell types like osteoblasts, chondrocytes, adipocytes, muscular, endothelial, cardiovascular, and neurogenic cells. They possess potent wound healing activity due to their immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory properties. MSCs are tested in large number of clinical trials for treatment of diseases, which do not have adequate therapy at present...
September 12, 2017: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892571/regenerative-immunology-the-immunological-reaction-to-biomaterials
#19
Paolo Cravedi, Samira Farouk, Andrea Angeletti, Lauren Edgar, Riccardo Tamburrini, Jerome Dusuit, Laura Perin, Giuseppe Orlando
Regenerative medicine promises to meet two of the most urgent needs of modern organ transplantation, namely immunosuppression-free transplantation and an inexhaustible source of organs. Ideally, bioengineered organs would be manufactured from a patient's own biomaterials-both cells and the supporting scaffolding materials in which cells would be embedded and allowed to mature to eventually regenerate the organ in question. While some groups are focusing on the feasibility of this approach, few are focusing on the immunogenicity of the scaffolds that are being developed for organ bioengineering purposes...
September 11, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887912/safety-profile-of-good-manufacturing-practice-manufactured-interferon-%C3%AE-primed-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-for-clinical-trials
#20
Adam J Guess, Beth Daneault, Rongzhang Wang, Hillary Bradbury, Krista M D La Perle, James Fitch, Sheri L Hedrick, Elizabeth Hamelberg, Caroline Astbury, Peter White, Kathleen Overolt, Hemalatha Rangarajan, Rolla Abu-Arja, Steven M Devine, Satoru Otsuru, Massimo Dominici, Lynn O'Donnell, Edwin M Horwitz
Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) are widely studied by both academia and industry for a broad array of clinical indications. The collective body of data provides compelling evidence of the clinical safety of MSC therapy. However, generally accepted proof of therapeutic efficacy has not yet been reported. In an effort to generate a more effective therapeutic cell product, investigators are focused on modifying MSC processing protocols to enhance the intrinsic biologic activity. Here, we report a Good Manufacturing Practice-compliant two-step MSC manufacturing protocol to generate MSCs or interferon γ (IFNγ) primed MSCs which allows freshly expanded cells to be infused in patients on a predetermined schedule...
September 9, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
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