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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775983/classification-and-microvascular-flap-selection-for-anterior-cranial-fossa-reconstruction
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James D Vargo, Wojciech Przylecki, Paul J Camarata, Brian T Andrews
BACKGROUND:  Microvascular reconstruction of the anterior cranial fossa (ACF) creates difficult challenges. Reconstructive goals and flap selection vary based on the defect location within the ACF. This study evaluates the feasibility and reliability of free tissue transfer for salvage reconstruction of low, middle, and high ACF defects. METHODS:  A retrospective review was performed. Reconstructions were anatomically classified as low (anterior skull base), middle (frontal bar/sinus), and high (frontal bone/soft tissue)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775879/catalytic-degradation-of-organophosphorous-nerve-agent-simulants-by-polymer-beads-graphene-oxide-with-organophosphorus-hydrolase-like-activity-based-on-rational-design-of-functional-bimetallic-nuclear-ligand
#2
Xuejuan Ma, Lin Zhang, Mengfan Xia, Xiaohong Zhang, Yaodong Zhang
The degradation of organophosphorous nerve agents is of primary concern due to the severe toxicity of these agents. Based on the active center of organophosphorus hydrolase (OPH), a bimetallic nuclear ligand, (5-vinyl-1,3-phenylene)bis(di(1H-imidazol-2-yl) methanol) (VPIM), was designed and synthesized, which contains four imidazole groups to mimic the four histidines at OPH active center. By grafting VPIM on graphene oxide (GO) surface via polymerization, the VPIM-polymer beads@GO was produced. The obtained OPH mimics has an impressive activity in dephosphorylation reactions (turnover frequency (TOF) towards paraoxon: 2...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775731/targeted-and-controlled-drug-delivery-by-multifunctional-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-with-internal-fluorescent-conjugates-and-external-polydopamine-and-graphene-oxide-layers
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Anh-Vy Tran, KyuHwan Shim, Thu-Thao Vo Thi, Jeong-Keun Kook, Seong Soo A An, Sang-Wha Lee
This study demonstrated the targeted delivery and controlled release of cisplatin drug molecules from doubly decorated mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs), which were internally grafted with fluorescent conjugates and externally coated with polydopamine (PDA) and graphene oxide (GO) layers. The brush-like internal conjugates conferred fluorescent functionality and high capacity of cisplatin loading into MSNs, as well as contributing to a sustained release of the cisplatin through a porous channel with the assistance of external PDA layer...
May 15, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775657/stabilization-of-the-abdominal-aorta-during-the-cardiac-cycle-with-the-sac-anchoring-nellix-device
#4
Nathan K Itoga, Ga-Young Suh, Christopher P Cheng
The Nellix device utilizes polymer filled endobags to stabilize the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) sac described as endovascular aneurysm sealing (EVAS). We analyzed cardiac gated CTA scans of repaired AAA with EVAS in four patients to evaluate geometry and cardiac pulsatility-induced deformation. Graft translation and aortic curvature changes were found to be minimal during the cardiac cycle. The mean±SD changes in renal-aorta angles (1.0±0.9°) were less than the changes in the SMA-aorta angle (4.0±2...
May 15, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775656/peripheral-vascular-stent-infection-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#5
Greg H Whitcher, Daniel J Bertges, Mrinal Shukla
We describe a case of an infected popliteal artery stent with septic emboli presenting 6 years after peripheral vascular intervention for intermittent claudication. Management included resection of the stent and popliteal artery and revascularization by femoral-popliteal bypass with autogenous vein. This case demonstrates that peripheral stent infections can develop years after intervention. We performed an English language PUBMED literature review of arterial peripheral vascular stent infections on using the search term, "Non-coronary stent or stent graft infection from 1966 to present...
May 15, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775572/gene-therapy-with-antisense-oligonucleotides-silencing-c-myc-reduces-neointima-formation-and-vessel-wall-thickness-in-a-mouse-model-of-vein-graft-disease
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Christina Maria Steger, Nikolaos Bonaros, Ralf Joachim Rieker, Johannes Bonatti, Thomas Schachner
Gene therapy for avoiding intimal hyperplasia of vein grafts after coronary artery bypass grafting is still discussed controversially. A promising application of gene therapy in vein grafts is the use of antisense oligonucleotides to block the expression of genes encoding cell cycle regulatory proteins in vascular smooth muscle cells. C-myc, either directly or by regulating the expression of other proteins, controls cell proliferation, apoptosis and cell survival, tissue remodeling, angiogenesis, cell metabolism, production of inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines, and also participates in cell transformation...
May 15, 2018: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775430/gene-expression-profile-analysis-of-aortic-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-reveals-upregulation-of-cadherin-genes-in-myocardial-infarction-patients
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Anselm A Derda, Chin Cheng Woo, Thidathip Wongsurawat, Mark Richards, Chuen Neng Lee, Theo Kofidis, Vladimir A Kuznetsov, Vitaly A Sorokin
Myocardial infarction (MI) induced by acute coronary arterial occlusion is usually secondary to atherosclerotic plaque rupture. Dysregulated response of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in atherosclerotic plaques may promote plaque rupture. Cadherins (CDHs) form adherens junctions and are known stabilizers of atherosclerotic plaques. To date, the expression patterns of cadherin have not been well investigated in MI aortic VSMCs. We aimed to investigate the expression of cadherin genes in the aortic wall of patients with and without MI...
May 18, 2018: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775295/noncovalent-grafting-of-a-dy-iii-2-single-molecule-magnet-onto-chemically-modified-multiwalled-carbon-nanotubes
#8
Vassilis Tangoulis, Nikolia Lalioti, John Parthenios, Nikos Boukos, Ondřej Malina, Jiří Tuček, Radek Zbořil
While synthetic methods for the grafting of nanoparticles or photoactive molecules onto carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been developed in the last years, a very limited number of reports have appeared on the grafting of single-molecule magnets (SMMs) onto CNTs. There are many potential causes, mainly focused on the fact that the attachment of molecules on surfaces remains not trivial and their magnetic properties are significantly affected upon attachment. Nevertheless, implementation of this particular type of hybrid material in demanding fields such as spintronic devices makes of utmost importance the investigation of new synthetic protocols for effective grafting...
May 18, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775009/-internal-carotid-artery-injury-during-endoscopic-endonasal-surgery-3-cases-report
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Z P Zhang, J P Yang, Y Zhao, J Z Cheng, K B Chen, S Li, Z G Wang
Three cases of internal carotid artery (ICA) injury during endoscopic endonasal surgery were analyzed, including 1 case of recurrent malignancy of sphenoid sinus, 1 case of intraorbital meningioma and 1 case of optic neuropathy. Salvage sphenoid sinus packing with gauze strip was managed in all the three cases. One patient operated a permanent closure of the carotid system intraoperatively and died after surgery. Among 2 survival cases, one patient accepted the endovascular embolization subsequently; the other patient was cured by intravaseular stent graft implantation without craniocerebral or ocular complicatitms...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774969/combined-effect-of-parathyroid-hormone-and-strontium-ranelate-on-bone-healing-in-ovariectomized-rats
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Funda Göker, Selim Ersanlı, Volkan Arısan, Erdal Cevher, Emine Elif Güzel, Halim İşsever, Beyhan Ömer, Gülay Durmuş Altun, Deniz Morina, Tuğba Ekiz Yılmaz, Elmire Dervişoğlu, Massimo Del Fabbro
OBJECTIVE: Parathyroid hormone (PTH) enhances bone healing. Strontium ranelate (SR) is an antiresorptive agent that increases bone formation. Reports about combined effects of PTH and SR on local bone regeneration in osteoporotic subjects are limited. We aimed at investigating the efficacy of PTH and SR for promoting new bone formation in critical sized defects of ovariectomized rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PTH- and/or SR-containing poloxamer implant tablets with/without chitosan microparticles were delivered locally to calvarial defects of 90 Wistar rats...
May 18, 2018: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774883/-properties-of-decellularized-rabbit-carotid-artery-with-two-different-cross-linked-technologies-a-comparative-study
#11
Lei Huang, Feng Kuang, Demiao Kong, Xinmin Zhou
To compare the properties between decellularized rabbit carotid artery with different cross-linked technologies.
 Methods: The decellularized rabbit carotid arteries were randomly divided into a photo-oxidation group and a procyanidins group. One group was cross-linked with photo-oxidation and the other group was cross-linked with procyanidins. The in vitro or in vivo properties of the two groups were evaluated by testing heat-shrinking temperature, max tensile strength and the max elongation or by testing tissue structure, inflammatory reaction and calcification degree...
April 28, 2018: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774615/overcome-the-conflict-between-strength-and-toughness-in-poly-lactide-nanocomposites-through-tailoring-matrix-filler-interface
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Yang Sun, Xiaoshan Fan, Xuehong Lu, Chaobin He
Strength and toughness are the two most important prerequisites for structural applications. Unfortunately, these two properties are often in conflict in materials. Here, an effective and yet practical strategy is proposed to simultaneously strengthen and toughen poly(l-lactide) (PLLA) using a simple rigid-rubber "reinforcing element." This element consists of a rigid graphene oxide (GO) sheet covalently coupled with poly(caprolactone-co-lactide) (PCLLA) rubbery layers, which can be easily synthesized and incorporated into PLLA matrix to develop composites with well-tailored GO/PLLA interfaces...
May 17, 2018: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774602/pancreas-transplantation-using-compatible-but-non-identical-abo-blood-group-donors
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Santosh Nagaraju, Richard S Mangus, John A Powelson, Jonathan A Fridell
METHODS: A review of all pancreas transplants from a single institution from 01/2003 to 07/2016 (n=606) revealed 41 recipients of a NIC donor pancreas which were matched for age, race, gender, year and type of transplant with 41 ABO identical cases. Groups were compared for allograft survival, incidence of acute cellular rejection (ACR), length of hospital stay, 3-month readmissions and transfusion requirements. Serum haptoglobin and Lactate dehydrogenase were used to identify hemolysis in patients requiring repeated transfusions without overt blood loss...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774593/bk-viremia-is-not-associated-with-adverse-outcomes-in-the-absence-of-bk-nephropathy
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Amber L Hertz-Tang, Brad C Astor, Didier A Mandelbrot, Maha A Mohamed, Arjang Djamali, Sandesh Parajuli
There are limited data regarding the association of different levels of BK viremia and BK nephropathy (BKN), and graft outcomes. We studied the BK plasma PCR levels of all kidney transplant recipients (KTR) transplanted at our institution between 01/01/2006 and 06/30/2014. Patients were divided into groups based on their highest BK plasma PCR level within the first year following transplantation: undetectable, low (<1000 copies/ml), moderate (1000-10,000 copies/ml), high (>10,000-100,000 copies/ml), very high (>100,000copies/ml), and those that had biopsy-proven BKN...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774399/endothelial-dysfunction-following-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-influence-of-patient-and-procedural-factors
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J Hadem, R Rossnick, B Hesse, M Herr, M Hansen, A Bergmann, G Kensah, C Maess, H Baraki, P Kümpers, A Lukasz, I Kutschka
BACKGROUND: Angiopoietin-2 (Angpt2) mediates endothelial dysfunction (ED) following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Its triggers are, however, poorly understood. METHODS: We examined the time course of ED beyond the early phase of postoperative recovery in 75 patients following CABG with a special focus on different cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) modes as potential triggers of Angpt2 release. RESULTS: Nine patients (12.0%) underwent off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB), 31 patients (41...
May 17, 2018: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774198/a-rare-cause-of-thoracic-spinal-cord-compression-by-multiple-large-tarlov-cysts
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Ahmed-Salem Kleib, Sidi-Mohamed Salihy, Hussein Hamdi, Romain Carron, Outouma Soumaré
Spinal extradural arachnoid cyst (SEAC) is a rare cause of spinal cord compression. Bifocal location of thoracic and sacral SEACs is rarely reported in the literature. We report a case of thoracic spinal cord compression by SEAC associated with asymptomatic multiple sacral Tarlov cysts (TC). The surgical management and postoperative outcome of the patient are discussed. A 34-year-old woman was referred to the hospital for acute thoracic pain with a history of chronic long-standing back pain. She complained of walking difficulties...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774176/pushing-the-limits-machine-preservation-of-the-liver-as-a-tool-to-recondition-high-risk-grafts
#17
REVIEW
Yuri L Boteon, Simon C Afford, Hynek Mergental
Purpose of the Review: Machine perfusion (MP) is a novel technology recently introduced in liver transplantation, redefining the current practice of organ preservation and pushing the limits of high-risk liver utilisation. This review highlights the key benefits of machine perfusion over conventional static cold storage (SCS), demonstrated in human liver research and clinical transplants. Recent Findings: The first clinical trials have demonstrated both safety and feasibility of MP...
2018: Current Transplantation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774066/caveolae-mediated-mesenchymal-stem-cell-labelling-by-pss-coated-plga-pfob-nano-contrast-agent-for-mri
#18
Hieu Vu Quang, Chi-Chih Chang, Ping Song, Ellen-Margrethe Hauge, Jørgen Kjems
Rationale: Non-invasive tracking of transplanted cells is critical in evaluating delivery, migration and prognosis of cell therapies. Methods: We formulated a nano-contrast agent consisting of a perfluorooctylbromide (PFOB) core within a shell of poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) followed by a coat of polystyrene sulfonate (PSS) for 19 F MRI. The nano-contrast agent (PSS-NP) was characterised by DLS and the uptake efficiency of the nano-contrast agent (PSS-NP) was tested using flow cytometry, in vitro MRI and confocal microscopy...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773937/positive-impact-of-a-pilot-pharmacist-run-diabetes-pharmacotherapy-clinic-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients
#19
David M Newland, Angelina R Edwards, Reed C Hall, Pamela R Maxwell
Purpose: Post-transplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM) can lead to significant morbidity and cardiovascular death with a functioning graft. A paucity of literature exists regarding glycemic control in solid-organ transplant (SOT) recipients, including pharmacist management of PTDM. This study aimed to assess the impact of pharmacist interventions on diabetes management in a pharmacist-run PTDM clinic. Methods: This was a single-center, prospective, observational study of 24 adult SOT recipients enrolled in a pilot pharmacist-managed PTDM clinic from 1 January to 30 June 2015...
May 2018: Diabetes Spectrum: a Publication of the American Diabetes Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773782/diagnosis-incidence-predictors-and-management-of-postreperfusion-syndrome-in-pediatric-deceased-donor-liver-transplantation-a-single-center-study
#20
Liang Zhang, Ming Tian, Fushan Xue, Zhijun Zhu
BACKGROUND Postreperfusion syndrome (PRS) is a dreadful and well-documented complication in adult liver transplantation (LT). However, information regarding PRS in pediatric LT is still scarce. We aimed to identify the incidence, risk factors and associated outcomes of pediatric LT in a single-center study. MATERIAL AND METHODS The medical records of 75 consecutive pediatric patients who underwent deceased donor liver transplantation (DDLT) from July 2015 to October 2017 were retrospectively reviewed. PRS was determined according to the Peking criteria when significant arrhythmia or refractory hypotension occurred following revascularization of the liver graft...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
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