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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088906/epratuzumab-and-blinatumomab-as-therapeutic-antibodies-for-treatment-of-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-current-status-and-future-perspectives
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Raffaella Franca, Diego Favretto, Marilena Granzotto, Giuliana Decorti, Marco Rabusin, Gabriele Stocco
BACKGROUND: More than 85% of children affected by acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are successfully treated; however relapse remains a remarkable clinical concern, with 50-60% of relapsing patients facing a fatal outcome. Management of relapsed patients includes standardized intensive risk-adapted regimens based on conventional drugs, and hematopoietic stem cells transplantation for patients with unfavourable features. Biological drugs, in particular the monoclonal antibody epratuzumab and the bi-functional recombinant single chain peptide blinatumomab, have been recently recognized as novel potential agents to be integrated in salvage ALL therapy to further improve rescue outcome...
January 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079980/induction-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-differentiation-in-the-absence-of-soluble-inducer-for-cutaneous-wound-regeneration-by-a-chitin-nanofibers-based-hydrogel
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Kangquan Shou, Yao Huang, Baiwen Qi, Xiang Hu, Zhanjun Ma, Ang Lu, Chao Jian, Lina Zhang, Aixi Yu
Transplantation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) has been considered as a promising strategy for wound healing. However, poor viability of engrafted BMSCs and limited capabilities of differentiation into the desired cell types in wounds often hinder their application. Few studies report the induction of BMSCs differentiation into the skin regeneration related cell types using natural biopolymer, e.g., chitin and its derivative. Here we utilized a chitin nanofibers(CNFs) hydrogel as a directive cue to induce BMSCs differentiation for enhancing cutaneous wound regeneration in the absence of cell-differentiating factors...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058214/older-candidates-for-kidney-transplantation-who-to-refer-and-what-to-expect
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REVIEW
Beatrice P Concepcion, Rachel C Forbes, Heidi M Schaefer
The number of older end-stage renal disease patients being referred for kidney transplantation continues to increase. This rise is occurring alongside the continually increasing prevalence of older end-stage renal disease patients. Although older kidney transplant recipients have decreased patient and graft survival compared to younger patients, transplantation in this patient population is pursued due to the survival advantage that it confers over remaining on the deceased donor waiting list. The upper limit of age and the extent of comorbidity and frailty at which transplantation ceases to be advantageous is not known...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058213/face-transplantation-anesthetic-challenges
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REVIEW
Aparna Dalal
Face transplantation is a complex vascular composite allotransplantation (VCA) surgery. It involves multiple types of tissue, such as bone, muscles, blood vessels, nerves to be transferred from the donor to the recipient as one unit. VCAs were added to the definition of organs covered by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Final Rule and National Organ Transplant Act. Prior to harvest of the face from the donor, a tracheostomy is usually performed. The osteotomies and dissection of the midface bony skeleton may involve severe hemorrhagic blood loss often requiring transfusion of blood products...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058212/complement-related-kidney-diseases-recurrence-after-transplantation
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REVIEW
Maurizio Salvadori, Elisabetta Bertoni
The recurrence of renal disease after renal transplantation is becoming one of the main causes of graft loss after kidney transplantation. This principally concerns some of the original diseases as the atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), the membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN), in particular the MPGN now called C3 glomerulopathy. Both this groups of renal diseases are characterized by congenital (genetic) or acquired (auto-antibodies) modifications of the alternative pathway of complement...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044976/-kidsetransplant-a-serious-game-for-liver-transplanted-children
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Ana-Maria Calinescu, Valérie McLin, Stéphane Spahni, Thomas Boggini, Mirana Randriambelonoro, Roxane Jaquier-Grant, Michèle Steiner, Antoine Geissbuhler, Barbara E Wildhaber
Serious games are increasingly used in pediatric care, especially to educate young patients with chronic diseases, to improve their understanding of the disease and develop independence in disease management, as it can ultimately improve clinical results. This is also true for liver transplanted children and adolescents, who are not only challenged by their therapeutic burden, but who need to face transition to adult care, often without remembering their transplantation, which was performed, most of the time, very early in their life...
December 2016: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039882/psycho-social-aspects-before-and-up-to-2-years-after-heart-or-lung-transplantation-experience-of-patients-and-their-next-of-kin
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Susanna Ågren, Trygve Sjöberg, Björn Ekmehag, Maj-Britt Wiborg, Bodil Ivarsson
BACKGROUND: Psychosocial factors are important for patients undergoing heart (HTx) or lung (LTx) transplantation, and for their next of kin (NoK). AIM: To describe health-related quality of life (patients only), anxiety, depression, stress, coping ability and burden (NoK only) for patients and their NoK before and up to 2 years after HTx or LTx. DESIGN: Adult patients (28 heart and 26 lung) and their appointed NoK were surveyed with questionnaires about specific psychosocial topics when they were accepted for the transplantation waiting list and 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years after transplantation...
December 31, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038988/serial-in-vivo-imaging-of-transplanted-allogeneic-neural-stem-cell-survival-in-a-mouse-model-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Amit K Srivastava, Sarah K Gross, Akshata A Almad, Camille A Bulte, Nicholas J Maragakis, Jeff W M Bulte
Neural stem cells (NSCs) are being investigated as a possible treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) through intraspinal transplantation, but no longitudinal imaging studies exist that describe the survival of engrafted cells over time. Allogeneic firefly luciferase-expressing murine NSCs (Luc(+)-NSCs) were transplanted bilaterally (100,000 cells/2μl) into the cervical spinal cord (C5) parenchyma of pre-symptomatic (63day-old) SOD1(G93A) ALS mice (n=14) and wild-type age-matched littermates (n=14)...
December 28, 2016: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035084/sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-modulators-and-drug-discovery
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REVIEW
Soo-Jin Park, Dong-Soon Im
Initial discovery on sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) as an intracellular second messenger was faced unexpectedly with roles of S1P as a first messenger, which subsequently resulted in cloning of its G protein-coupled receptors, S1P₁₋₅. The molecular identification of S1P receptors opened up a new avenue for pathophysiological research on this lipid mediator. Cellular and molecular in vitro studies and in vivo studies on gene deficient mice have elucidated cellular signaling pathways and the pathophysiological meanings of S1P receptors...
January 1, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032849/reflections-on-a-decade-of-face-transplantation
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Giorgio Giatsidis, Indranil Sinha, Bohdan Pomahac
On November 27, 2005, Isabelle Dinoire underwent the world's first partial face transplant in Amiens (France) after a dog attack had left her face severely disfigured. The abrupt surgical leap found the medical community and society unprepared to deal with the scientific, ethical, and societal implications of a surgical procedure that was striving to transition from sci-fi novels to science. Today, 10 years and over 35 transplants later, public opinion has become accustomed to the concept of "face restoration" through transplantation...
April 26, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028710/restoring-ovarian-endocrine-function-with-encapsulated-ovarian-allograft-in-immune-competent-mice
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Anu David, James Ronald Day, Alexa Leigh Cichon, Adam Lefferts, Marilia Cascalho, Ariella Shikanov
Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) is a major complication of cytotoxic treatments due to extreme ovarian sensitivity to chemotherapy and radiation. In pediatric cancer patients modern therapy has improved the long-term survival to over 80% in the United States. However, these cancer survivors face long-term health problems related to treatment toxicity. In female cancer survivors POI leads to sterility, along with the consequences of estrogen deficiency such as premature osteopenia, muscle wasting, accelerated cardiovascular diseases and a vast array of other health and developmental problems...
December 27, 2016: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027248/quality-of-life-after-face-transplantation-outcomes-assessment-tools-and-future-directions
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Mario A Aycart, Harriet Kiwanuka, Nicco Krezdorn, Muayyad Alhefzi, Ericka M Bueno, Bohdan Pomahac, Megan L Oser
BACKGROUND: Face transplantation has emerged as a clinical reality for the restoration of complex facial defects. Critical to the advancement of the burgeoning field of reconstructive transplantation is the quality of the methods used to measure and report the impact of face transplantation on quality of life. METHODS: A systematic search using PubMed and EMBASE was conducted for all studies matching the a priori inclusion criteria from 2005 through 2015. Bibliographies of included studies were also reviewed...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024304/nasal-unit-transplantation-a-cadaveric-anatomical-feasibility-study
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Amir H Dorafshar, Gerhard S Mundinger, Brent Robinson, Sami Tuffaha, Gerald Brandacher, Patrick Byrne, Robert L Walton
Background The science and technical acumen in the field of vascularized composite allotransplantation has progressed rapidly over the past 15 years, and transplantation of specialized units of the face, such as the nose, appears possible. No study to date has evaluated the technical feasibility of isolated nasal unit transplantation (NUT). In this study, we explore the anatomy and technical specifics of NUT. Methods In this study, four fresh cadaver heads were studied. Bilateral vascular pedicle dissections were performed in each cadaver...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005772/correction-of-residual-static-and-dynamic-labial-deviations-in-a-paralyzed-face-after-free-gracilis-muscle-transplantation
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Ricardo Horta, Inês Correia-Sá, Ricardo Nascimento, Alvaro Silva, José Amarante
Free muscle flap transfer is currently the procedure of choice for longstanding facial paralysis to restore symmetry both at rest and when smiling. However, movements obtained are generally localized, unidirectional, and philtrum centralization and lower lip movement is not proportionally achieved. The stability of free flap insertion at the lips also interferes with the results, as gradual disinsertion and shifting of the nasolabial fold can be caused by repetitive movements. Asymmetry of smile can also be caused by lip depressor inactivity due to marginal mandibular paralysis, and both dynamic and static procedures are often required after dynamic reanimation...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005741/two-thirds-lip-defects-a-new-combined-reconstructive-technique-for-patients-with-epithelial-cancer
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Tiziana Vitagliano, Lucia Stella Curto, Antonio Greto Ciriaco, Pietro Gareri, Diego Ribuffo, Manfredi Greco
BACKGROUND: The lips are a common site prone to squamous cell carcinomas, which arise in the facial region. There are different techniques to reconstruct the excised lip region, according to dimensions, area, and position of the tumor. The authors describe a new technique of lip reconstruction born from a combination between a nasolabial flap and adipose tissue transplant. METHODS: The study was lead in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department of the University of Catanzaro...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005656/skeletal-changes-of-an-osteomyocutaneous-facial-allograft-five-years-following-transplantation
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Bahar Bassiri Gharb, Antonio Rampazzo, Gaby Doumit, Steven Bernard, Maria Siemionow, Francis Papay, Risal Djohan
BACKGROUND: More than 30 face transplantations have been performed worldwide, most including part of the facial skeletal framework. In this study, the modifications of the skeletal component of a facial allograft were evaluated. METHODS: Standard head computed tomography (CT) scans, CT angiogram, and bone mineral densitometry were evaluated. Cephalometric analysis was performed. The pre and postoperative CT images were overlapped and the skeletal changes were expressed in a numeric and color-coded scale...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001189/acute-myeloid-leukemia-after-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Francesca Cardarelli, Vanesa Bijol, Anil Chandraker, Cindy Varga, Leonardo V Riella
The incidence of malignancy is greater in kidney transplant recipients compared to the general population, though the higher risk is not equally distributed to all types of cancers. In face of the increased longevity of renal transplant recipients, certain cancers, such as acute leukemias, are becoming more prevalent. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) typically presents with cytopenias and infections, both common findings after kidney transplantation. Therefore, the diagnosis of AML may be initially overlooked in these patients...
December 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997448/the-retroauricular-approach-to-the-facial-nerve-trunk
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Jordan W Swanson, Jason W Yu, Jesse A Taylor, Stephen Kovach, Suhail Kanchwala, Laurent Lantieri
BACKGROUND: Exposure of the common trunk of the facial nerve has traditionally been approached based on principles of parotidectomy, which is associated with high rates of facial nerve palsy and landmarks that may be unreliable. On the basis of experience gained with vascularized composite allotransplantation of the face, the authors propose a retroauricular approach that may be more time-effective and safe. METHODS: In the proposed retroauricular facial nerve approach, an incision is made posterior to the ear in the retroauricular sulcus, and dissection proceeds anteriorly to the mastoid fascia to the base of the conchal bowl...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983731/whole-eye-transplantation-a-look-into-the-past-and-vision-for-the-future
#19
D Bourne, Y Li, C Komatsu, M R Miller, E H Davidson, L He, I A Rosner, H Tang, W Chen, M G Solari, J S Schuman, K M Washington
Blindness afflicts ~39 million people worldwide. Retinal ganglion cells are unable to regenerate, making this condition irreversible in many cases. Whole-eye transplantation (WET) provides the opportunity to replace diseased retinal ganglion cells, as well as the entire optical system and surrounding facial tissue, if necessary. Recent success in face transplantation demonstrates that this may be a promising treatment for what has been to this time an incurable condition. An animal model for WET must be established to further enhance our knowledge of nerve regeneration, immunosuppression, and technical aspects of surgery...
December 16, 2016: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981878/xenogeneic-decellularized-scaffold-a-novel-platform-for-ovary-regeneration
#20
Wen-Yue Liu, Shi-Gang Lin, Ru-Yi Zhuo, Yuan-Yuan Xie, Wei Pan, Xian-Feng Lin, Fei-Xia Shen
Women younger than 40 years may face early menopause because of premature ovarian failure (POF). The cause of POF can be idiopathic or iatrogenic, especially the cancer-induced oophorectomy and chemo- or radiation therapy. The current treatments, including hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and cryopreservation techniques, have increased risk of ovarian cancer and may reintroduce malignant cells after autografting. Decellularization technique has been regarded as a novel regenerative medicine strategy for organ replacement, wherein the living cells of an organ are removed, leaving the extracellular matrix (ECM) for cellular seeding...
January 10, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
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