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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813710/is-endoscopic-vasectomy-just-a-dream-an-ex-vivo-study-on-feasibility-and-reliability-of-endoluminal-occlusion-of-porcine-vas-deferens
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Daniel Schlager, Moritz Maas, Simon Hein, Fabian Adams, Martin Schoenthaler, Bjoern Spittau, Ulrich Wetterauer, Arkadiusz Miernik
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Surgical vasectomy remains the gold standard for fertility control in men. Endoluminal occlusion of the seminal ducts, thus avoiding an external incision, may become an appealing alternative to this approach. As our group has shown, nontraumatic endoscopic inspection of the seminal ducts is feasible in the human cadaver. We investigated the feasibility and reliability of occlusion using several commercially available medical sealing agents in the porcine vas deferens (VD)...
August 17, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812870/antifouling-thermoplastic-composites-with-maleimide-encapsulated-in-clay-nanotubes
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Ye Fu, Congcong Gong, Wencai Wang, Liqun Zhang, Evgenii Ivanov, Yuri M Lvov
An antifouling ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA) with halloysite clay nanotubes loaded with maleimide (TCPM) is prepared. Such encapsulation allowed for extended release of TCPM and a long-lasting, efficient protection of the coated surface against marine microorganisms proliferation. Halloysite also induces the composite's anisotropy due to parallel alignment of the nanotubes. The maleimide loaded halloysite incorporated into the polymer matrix allowed for 12-month release of the bacterial inhibitor preventing fouling; it is much longer than the 2-3 month protection when TCPM is directly admixed into EVA...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812542/the-effect-of-molecular-weight-and-concentration-of-hyaluronan-on-the-recovery-of-the-rat-sciatic-nerve-sustaining-acute-traumatic-injury
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Sheng-Min Lan, Cheng-Chang Yang, Chia-Lung Lee, Jung-Shun Lee, I-Ming Jou
Acute traumatic peripheral nerve injury remains a significant clinical issue affecting mostly young individuals and their productivity in spite of advances in current medicine. Hyaluronan has been explored in this scenario for its anti-adhesive and high biocompatibility properties for decades. The molecular weight and concentration of the locally applied hyaluronan has been overlooked and not optimized. We used different molecular weights and concentrations of hyaluronan in a rat sciatic nerve crush injury model and found better overall outcomes with high molecular weight (3000 kDa) hyaluronan...
August 16, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812379/dietary-polyphenols-for-atherosclerosis-a-comprehensive-review-and-future-perspectives
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Roodabeh Bahramsoltani, Farnaz Ebrahimi, Mohammad Hosein Farzaei, Armaghan Baratpourmoghaddam, Pardis Ahmadi Borkani, Pourouchista Rostamiasrabadi, Amir Hosein Rasouli Amirabadi, Roja Rahimi
Atherosclerosis is one of the most prevalent reasons for premature death in adults. Despite the several conventional drugs in the market; many patients are not completely treated. Here we comprehensively review current clinical evidence regarding the efficacy of dietary polyphenols in atherosclerosis and related complications. PubMed, Cochrane library and Scopus were searched from inception until August 2016 to obtain clinical trials in which polyphenols were evaluated in cardiovascular parameters related to atherosclerosis...
August 16, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812353/dopamine-incorporated-dual-bioactive-electroactive-shape-memory-polyurethane-elastomers-with-physiological-shape-recovery-temperature-high-stretchability-and-enhanced-c2c12-myogenic-differentiation
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Xin Zhao, Ruonan Dong, Baolin Guo, Peter X Ma
Soft tissue engineering needs elastic biomaterials not only mimicking the elasticity of soft tissue but also possessing multiple bioactivity to promote cell adhesion, proliferation and differentiation, which still remains ongoing challenges. Herein, we synthesized a series of dopamine-incorporated dual bioactive electroactive shape memory polyurethane elastomers by combining the properties of elastomeric poly(citric acid-co-polycaprolactone) (CA-PCL) polyurethane elastomer, bioactive dopamine (DA) and electroactive aniline hexamer (AH)...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812170/a-novel-approach-to-utilize-icariin-as-icariin-derived-ecm-on-small-intestinal-submucosa-scaffold-for-bone-repair
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Mei Li, Chi Zhang, Yi Zhong, Jiyuan Zhao
Icariin (Ic) has been demonstrated as a potent osteoinductive compound for bone tissue engineering. However, toxic side effects of the drug and poor biocompatibility of drug delivery systems (DDSs) still limit its application for bone repair in the clinic. To overcome these disadvantages and utilize the osteoinductivity of Ic, we developed a novel method to utilize Ic as an Ic-derived osteoinductive extracellular matrix (ECM) on small intestinal submucosa (SIS) (Ic-ECM-SIS). The generated Ic-ECM-SIS scaffolds, as a natural construct, exhibited much better biocompatibility (including cell adhesion, cell survival and cell proliferation) than Ic-SIS scaffolds generated by traditional DDSs...
August 15, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812169/bond-strength-of-etch-and-rinse-and-self-etch-adhesive-systems-to-enamel-and-dentin-irradiated-with-a-novel-co2-9-3%C3%A2-%C3%AE-m-short-pulsed-laser-for-dental-restorative-procedures
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Peter Rechmann, N Bartolome, R Kinsel, R Vaderhobli, B M T Rechmann
The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of CO2 9.3 μm short-pulsed laser irradiation on the shear bond strength of composite resin to enamel and dentin. Two hundred enamel and 210 dentin samples were irradiated with a 9.3 µm carbon dioxide laser (Solea, Convergent Dental, Inc., Natick, MA) with energies which either enhanced caries resistance or were effective for ablation. OptiBond Solo Plus [OptiBondTE] (Kerr Corporation, Orange, CA) and Peak Universal Bond light-cured adhesive [PeakTE] (Ultradent Products, South Jordan, UT) were used...
August 15, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812060/reolysin-and-histone-deacetylase-inhibition-in-the-treatment-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Alena C Jaime-Ramirez, Jun-Ge Yu, Enrico Caserta, Ji Young Yoo, Jianying Zhang, Tae Jin Lee, Craig Hofmeister, John H Lee, Bhavna Kumar, Quintin Pan, Pawan Kumar, Robert Baiocchi, Theodoros Teknos, Flavia Pichiorri, Balveen Kaur, Matthew Old
Oncolytic viruses (OVs) are emerging as powerful anti-cancer agents and are currently being tested for their safety and efficacy in patients. Reovirus (Reolysin), a naturally occurring non-pathogenic, double-stranded RNA virus, has natural oncolytic activity and is being tested in phase I-III clinical trials in a variety of tumor types. With its recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) orphan drug designation for several tumor types, Reolysin is a potential therapeutic agent for various cancers, including head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs), which have a 5-year survival of ∼55%...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811899/angiomyofibroblastoma-of-the-vulva-diagnosed-preoperatively-a-case-report
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Tadahiro Shoji, Ryosuke Takeshita, Rika Mukaida, Tamotsu Sato, Masami Taguchi, Shunichi Sasou
A 50-year-old woman (gravida 2, para 2) first noticed a small nodule in the right labium majus 2 years prior to the initial visit to the Hachinohe Red Cross Hospital (Hachinohe, Japan), which had gradually increased in size. On physical examination, a well-circumscribed, elastic, firm, goose egg-sized, subcutaneous mass protruding from the right labium majus was identified. On magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the lesion was hypointense on T1-weighted images and was well-circumscribed, strongly enhanced and homogeneous on gadolinium-enhanced images, measuring 7...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811708/involvement-of-crf2-signaling-in-enterocyte-differentiation
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Benjamin Ducarouge, Marjolaine Pelissier-Rota, Rebecca Powell, Alain Buisson, Bruno Bonaz, Muriel Jacquier-Sarlin
AIM: To determine the role of corticotropin releasing factor receptor (CRF2) in epithelial permeability and enterocyte cell differentiation. METHODS: For this purpose, we used rat Sprague Dawley and various colon carcinoma cell lines (SW620, HCT8R, HT-29 and Caco-2 cell lines). Expression of CRF2 protein was analyzed by fluorescent immunolabeling in normal rat colon and then by western blot in dissociated colonic epithelial cells and in the lysates of colon carcinoma cell lines or during the early differentiation of HT-29 cells (ten first days)...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811688/genetic-variation-in-cd166-gene-and-its-association-with-bladder-cancer-risk-in-north-indian-population
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Archana Verma, Rakesh Kapoor, Rama Devi Mittal
Adhesion molecules play a key role in cancer progression and tumorigenesis. Genetic polymorphism of adhesion molecules may alter the normal functioning thereby leading to bladder cancer susceptibility. Hence we aimed to evaluate three SNPs of CD166 gene (CD166rs6437585 C/T, CD166rs10511244 C/T, and CD166rs1157 A/G) in bladder cancer patients and normal controls of North Indian population. A total of 270 healthy controls and 240 confirmed bladder cancer patients were recruited for this study. Three SNPs of CD166 gene viz...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811636/mussel-inspired-polynorepinephrine-functionalized-electrospun-polycaprolactone-microfibers-for-muscle-regeneration
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Ying Liu, Guoqiang Zhou, Zhu Liu, Mengyu Guo, Xiumei Jiang, Mehmet Berat Taskin, Zhongyang Zhang, Jing Liu, Jinglong Tang, Ru Bai, Flemming Besenbacher, Menglin Chen, Chunying Chen
Electrospun scaffolds with excellent mechanical properties, high specific surface area and a commendable porous network are widely used in tissue engineering. Improving the hydrophilicity and cell adhesion of hydrophobic substrates is the key point to enhance the effectiveness of electrospun scaffolds. In this study, polycaprolactone (PCL) fibrous membranes with appropriate diameter were selected and coated by mussel-inspired poly norepinephrine (pNE). And norepinephrine is a catecholamine functioning as a hormone and neurotransmitter in the human brain...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811592/high-performance-therapeutic-quercetin-doped-adhesive-for-adhesive-dentin-interfaces
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Hongye Yang, Kang Li, Huiyi Yan, Siying Liu, Yake Wang, Cui Huang
Almost half of dental restorations have failed in less than 10 years, and approximately 60% of practice time has been consumed to replace these dental restorations. As such, contemporary dentin adhesives should be modified to treat secondary caries and prevent the degradation of adhesive-dentin interfaces. To achieve this goal, we developed a versatile therapeutic adhesive in the present study by incorporating quercetin, which is a naturally derived plant extract, into a commercial adhesive at three concentrations (100, 500 and 1000 µg/mL)...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811545/sealing-the-pores-of-peo-coating-with-mg-al-layered-double-hydroxide-enhanced-corrosion-resistance-cytocompatibility-and-drug-delivery-ability
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Feng Peng, Donghui Wang, Yaxin Tian, Huiliang Cao, Yuqin Qiao, Xuanyong Liu
In recent years, magnesium (Mg) alloys show a promising application in clinic as degradable biomaterials. Nevertheless, the poor corrosion resistance of Mg alloys is the main obstacle to their clinical application. Here we successfully seal the pores of plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) coating on AZ31 with Mg-Al layered double hydroxide (LDH) via hydrothermal treatment. PEO/LDH composite coating possess a two layer structure, an inner layer made up of PEO coating (~5 μm) and an outer layer of Mg-Al LDH (~2 μm)...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811496/genome-wide-expression-differences-in-anti-vegf-and-dexamethasone-treatment-of-inflammatory-angiogenesis-in-the-rat-cornea
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Pierfrancesco Mirabelli, Anthony Mukwaya, Anton Lennikov, Maria Xeroudaki, Beatrice Peebo, Mira Schaupper, Neil Lagali
Angiogenesis as a pathological process in the eye can lead to blindness. In the cornea, suppression of angiogenesis by anti-VEGF treatment is only partially effective while steroids, although effective in treating inflammation and angiogenesis, have broad activity leading to undesirable side effects. In this study, genome-wide expression was investigated in a suture-induced corneal neovascularization model in rats, to investigate factors differentially targeted by dexamethasone and anti-Vegf. Topical treatment with either rat-specific anti-Vegf, dexamethasone, or normal goat IgG (sham) was given to sutured corneas for 48 hours, after which in vivo imaging, tissue processing for RNA microarray, and immunofluorescence were performed...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811330/epithelial-to-mesenchymal-and-mesenchymal-to-epithelial-transition-in-mesenchymal-tumors-a-paradox-in-sarcomas
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Giuseppina Sannino, Aruna Marchetto, Thomas Kirchner, Thomas G P Grünewald
The epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a reversible process comprised of various subprograms via which epithelial cells reduce their intercellular adhesions and proliferative capacity while gaining a mesenchymal phenotype with increased migratory and invasive properties. This process has been well described in several carcinomas, which are cancers of epithelial origin, and is crucial to metastatic tumor cell dissemination and drug resistance. In contrast, the precise role of EMT-related processes in tumors originating from mesenchymal tissues, such as bone and soft-tissues sarcomas, is still largely unclear...
August 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811304/selectin-catch-bonds-mechanotransduce-integrin-activation-and-neutrophil-arrest-on-inflamed-endothelium-under-shear-flow
#17
Vasilios A Morikis, Shannon Chase, Ted Wun, Elliot L Chaikof, John L Magnani, Scott I Simon
E-selectin extends from the plasma membrane of inflamed endothelium and serves to capture leukocytes from flowing blood via long-lived catch-bonds that support slow leukocyte rolling under shear stress. Its ligands are glycosylated with the tetrasaccharide sialyl Lewis(x) (sLe(x)), which contributes to bond affinity and specificity. E-selectin mediated rolling transmits signals into neutrophils that triggers activation of high-affinity β2-integrins necessary for transition to shear resistant adhesion and transendothelial migration...
August 15, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811262/probe-microscopy-methods-and-applications-in-imaging-of-biological-materials
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REVIEW
Alper D Ozkan, Ahmet E Topal, Fatma B Dikecoglu, Mustafa O Guler, Aykutlu Dana, Ayse B Tekinay
Atomic force microscopy is an emerging tool for investigating the biomolecular aspects of cellular interactions; however, cell and tissue analyses must frequently be performed in aqueous environment, over rough surfaces, and on complex adhesive samples that complicate the imaging process and readily facilitate the blunting or fouling of the AFM probe. In addition, the shape and surface chemistry of the probe determine the quality and types of data that can be acquired from biological materials, with certain information becoming available only within a specific range of tip lengths or diameters, or through the assistance of specific chemical or biological functionalization procedures...
August 12, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811110/characterizing-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-allergic-contact-dermatitis-to-2-octyl-cyanoacrylate-used-for-skin-closure-in-elective-orthopedic-surgery
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Brian P Chalmers, Heath P Melugin, Peter K Sculco, Jennifer J Schoch, Rafael J Sierra, Mark W Pagnano, Michael J Stuart, Michael J Taunton
BACKGROUND: While studies have shown that postoperative wound complications can predispose to deep infection following orthopedic surgery, the best form of skin closure has not been elucidated. Furthermore, the unique risks and benefits of each type of wound closure have not been studied. The goal of this study is to present the diagnosis and treatment of patients with allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) from 2-octyl cyanoacrylate, a skin adhesive commonly used in wound closure. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients with ACD to 2-octyl cyanoacrylate (Prineo, Ethicon, NJ) following elective orthopedic surgeries from 2013 to 2016 were retrospectively reviewed; this occurred in 29 of 6088 units of Prineo used at our institution, for an estimated incidence of 0...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810910/comprehensive-evaluation-of-gene-expression-signatures-in-response-to-electroacupuncture-stimulation-at-zusanli-st36-acupoint-by-transcriptomic-analysis
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Jing-Shan Wu, Hsin-Yi Lo, Chia-Cheng Li, Feng-Yuan Chen, Chien-Yun Hsiang, Tin-Yun Ho
BACKGROUND: Electroacupuncture (EA) has been applied to treat and prevent diseases for years. However, molecular events happened in both the acupunctured site and the internal organs after EA stimulation have not been clarified. METHODS: Here we applied transcriptomic analysis to explore the gene expression signatures after EA stimulation. Mice were applied EA stimulation at ST36 for 15 min and nine tissues were collected three hours later for microarray analysis...
August 15, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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