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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229411/therapeutic-application-of-human-wharton-jelly-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-skin-injury-of-scid
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Vikram Sabapathy, Balasubramanian Sundaram, Sanjay Kumar
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are blossoming as a credible source for regenerative medical applications. The use of fetal MSCs is gaining momentum for therapeutic use. The ease of isolation, enhanced characteristics, and immunomodulation properties renders the utilization of fetal MSCs for numerous clinical applications. In this article, we will demonstrate a step-by-step protocol for isolation of Wharton's jelly MSCs (WJMSCs) from the human umbilical cord matrix, preparation of human platelet lysate, fabricating amniotic membrane scaffold and mice model to study skin regeneration using a combination of MSCs and decellularized amniotic membrane scaffold...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225815/different-characteristics-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-isolated-from-different-layers-of-full-term-placenta
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Yoo Shin Choi, Yong-Beom Park, Chul-Won Ha, Jin A Kim, Jin-Chul Heo, Woo-Jung Han, Soo-Young Oh, Suk-Joo Choi
BACKGROUND: The placenta is a very attractive source of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for regenerative medicine due to readily availability, non-invasive acquisition, and avoidance of ethical issues. Isolating MSCs from parts of placenta tissue has obtained growing interest because they are assumed to exhibit different proliferation and differentiation potentials due to complex structures and functions of the placenta. The objective of this study was to isolate MSCs from different parts of the placenta and compare their characteristics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224301/surgical-outcomes-of-perforated-and-unperforated-corneal-descemetocele
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Evin Singar Ozdemir, Ayse Burcu, Zuleyha Yalnız Akkaya, Firdevs Ornek
OBJECTIVE: To compare the surgical outcomes of amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) and penetrating keratoplasty (PK) in perforated and non-perforated corneal descemetocele. METHOD: In this study, we retrospectively examined 48 eyes of 48 patients operated with AMT, and 32 eyes of 32 patients operated with PK for perforated and non-perforated descemetocele. RESULTS: There were no significant differences between the two groups with regard to age, sex, laterality, follow-up duration, cause of descemetocele, and localization (p > 0...
February 21, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224047/identification-of-extracellular-matrix-components-and-biological-factors-in-micronized-dehydrated-human-amnion-chorion-membrane
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Jennifer Lei, Lauren B Priddy, Jeremy J Lim, Michelle Massee, Thomas J Koob
Objective: The use of bioactive extracellular matrix (ECM) grafts such as amniotic membranes is an attractive treatment option for enhancing wound repair. In this study, the concentrations, activity, and distribution of matrix components, growth factors, proteases, and inhibitors were evaluated in PURION(®) Processed, micronized, dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (dHACM; MiMedx Group, Inc.). Approach: ECM components in dHACM tissue were assessed by using immunohistochemical staining, and growth factors, cytokines, proteases, and inhibitors were quantified by using single and multiplex ELISAs...
February 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222448/acute-effects-of-viral-exposure-on-p-glyco-protein-function-in-the-mouse-fetal-blood-brain-barrier
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Enrrico Bloise, Sophie Petropoulos, Majid Iqbal, Alisa Kostaki, Tania Maria Ortiga-Carvalho, William Gibb, Stephen G Matthews
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Viral infection during pregnancy is known to affect the fetal brain. The toll-like receptor (TLR)-3 is a pattern recognition receptor activated by viruses known to elicit adverse fetal neurological outcomes. The P-glycoprotein (P-gp) efflux transporter protects the developing fetus by limiting the transfer of substrates across both the placenta and the fetal blood-brain barrier (BBB). As such, inhibition of P-gp at these blood-barrier sites may result in increased exposure of the developing fetus to environmental toxins and xenobiotics present in the maternal circulation...
February 22, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211877/fresh-frozen-amniotic-membrane-for-conjunctival-reconstruction-after-excision-of-neoplastic-and-presumed-neoplastic-conjunctival-lesions
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U Agraval, P Rundle, I G Rennie, S Salvi
PurposeSuspicious neoplastic conjunctival lesions often require wide excision with tumour-free margins, leaving significant conjunctival defects requiring reconstruction. In this study we report the results of using fresh frozen amniotic membrane grafts (AMG) after wide excision of potentially malignant lesions.MethodsRetrospective review of 53 patients; between January 2011 and April 2014. Conjunctival lesions were excised with a non-touch technique (2 mm margin) and sent for histopathological analysis. The surgical margins were treated with cryotherapy and a fresh frozen AMG was used to cover the defect...
February 17, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202111/-mortality-rate-and-cause-of-death-in-hospitalized-neonates-an-analysis-of-480-cases
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Feng-Dan Xu, Xiang-Yong Kong, Zhi-Chun Feng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the mortality rate and the cause of death of hospitalized neonates. METHODS: The clinical data of 480 neonates who died between January 2008 and December 2014 were collected. The mortality rates of neonates with different gestational ages, birth weights, sexes, and ages in days were analyzed. The abnormal perinatal factors, cause of death, and death grade were summarized. RESULTS: Among the 41 910 hospitalized neonates, 480 (1...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199196/danshen-extract-regulates-the-expression-of-aquaporin-3-in-human-amniotic-epithelial-cells
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Wenwen Zhang, Yiwen Zhang, Xiaoli Hu, Huihui Cheng, Ying Hua, Xueqiong Zhu
Danshen extract has been used in the treatment of oligohydramnios, however, the mechanism of its action has not been elucidated. Previously, we demonstrated that down-regulation of AQP3 in fetal membranes may contribute to the development of oligohydramnios. In this study, we investigated the effects of Danshen extract on AQP3 expression in human amniotic epithelial cells from term pregnancies with oligohydramnios or those with those with (those with) normovolemic amniotic fluid. Human amniotic epithelial cells from the oligohydramnios group expressed a lower level of AQP3 mRNA and protein than those with normovolemia...
March 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196661/pediatric-medical-device-development-by-surgeons-via-capstone-engineering-design-programs
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Bryan S Sack, Rodolfo A Elizondo, Gene O Huang, Nicolette Janzen, Jimmy Espinoza, Magdalena Sanz-Cortes, Jennifer E Dietrich, Julie Hakim, Eric Richardson, Maria Oden, John Hanks, Balakrishna Haridas, James F Hury, Chester J Koh
BACKGROUND: There is a need for pediatric medical devices that accommodate the unique physiology and anatomy of pediatric patients that is increasingly receiving more attention. However, there is limited literature on the programs within children's hospitals and academia that can support pediatric device development. We describe our experience with pediatric device design utilizing collaborations between a children's hospital and two engineering schools. METHODS: Utilizing the academic year as a timeline, unmet pediatric device needs were identified by surgical faculty and matched with an engineering mentor and a team of students within the Capstone Engineering Design programs at two universities...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179383/cultivated-limbal-epithelial-transplantation-and-penetrating-keratoplasty-postchemical-injury-a-14-year-follow-up
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Ritu Shah, Charuta Puranik, Ashik Mohamed, Virender S Sangwan
An 11-year-old girl presented to our tertiary eye care centre with a 9-month-old history of lime injury in the left eye in 1999 with vision of counting fingers close to the face. She initially underwent superficial keratectomy with amniotic membrane graft in 1999. Subsequently, cultivated limbal epithelial transplantation was performed in 2001 which improved her vision to 20/400. Following development of pannus and symblepharon in the left eye, she underwent pannus resection and conjunctival limbal autograft in 2002 and, a month later, optical penetrating keratoplasty (PK) following which her vision improved to 20/125...
February 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173846/phenotype-and-multipotency-of-rabbit-oryctolagus-cuniculus-amniotic-stem-cells
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Jéssica Borghesi, Lara Carolina Mario, Ana Claudia Oliveira Carreira, Maria Angélica Miglino, Phelipe Oliveira Favaron
BACKGROUND: Stem cells are capable of unlimited self-renewal and are able to remain undifferentiated for extended periods of time prior to their differentiation into specific cell lineages. Because of the issues (ethical and religious) involved in the use of embryonic stem cells and the limited plasticity of adult stem cells, an alternative cell source could be foetal stem cells derived from extra-embryonic tissue, which are highly proliferative, grow in vitro and possess interesting immunogenic characteristics...
February 7, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167848/amniotic-fluid-infection-in-preterm-pregnancies-with-intact-membranes
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Tarja Myntti, Leena Rahkonen, Irmeli Nupponen, Anu Pätäri-Sampo, Minna Tikkanen, Timo Sorsa, Juuso Juhila, Sture Andersson, Jorma Paavonen, Vedran Stefanovic
Introduction. Intra-amniotic infection (IAI) is a major cause of preterm labor and adverse neonatal outcome. We evaluated amniotic fluid (AF) proteolytic cascade forming biomarkers in relation to microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) and IAI in preterm pregnancies with intact membranes. Material and Methods. Amniocentesis was made to 73 women with singleton pregnancies; 27 with suspected IAI; and 46 controls. AF biomarkers were divided into three cascades: Cascade 1: matrix metalloproteinase-8 (MMP-8), MMP-9, myeloperoxidase (MPO), and interleukin-6; Cascade 2: neutrophil elastase (HNE), elafin, and MMP-9; Cascade 3: MMP-2, tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1), MMP-8/TIMP-1 molar ratio, and C-reactive protein (CRP)...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166972/comparison-between-allantochorion-membrane-and-amniotic-sac-detection-by-per-rectal-palpation-for-pregnancy-diagnosis-on-pregnancy-loss-calving-rates-and-abnormalities-in-newborn-calves
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Juan E Romano, Pablo Pinedo, Kelsey Bryan, Roney S Ramos, Karol G Solano, Daniel Merchan, Juan Velez
The objectives of the present investigation were to evaluate the pregnancy diagnosis by detection of either the allantochorion membrane (FMS) or amniotic sac (ASP) by per rectum palpation (PRP) during late embryonic or early fetal period on pregnancy loss (PRL) at reexamination, calving rates, and abnormalities in newborn calves. A controlled randomized blind design with 800 lactating dairy pregnant cows diagnosed by transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) between Days 35 and 57 of gestation from one dairy farm were included...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165063/heavy-chain-hyaluronan-pentraxin-3-from-amniotic-membrane-suppresses-inflammation-and-scarring-in-murine-lacrimal-gland-and-conjunctiva-of-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
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Yoko Ogawa, Hua He, Shin Mukai, Toshihiro Imada, Shigeru Nakamura, Chen-Wei Su, Megha Mahabole, Scheffer C G Tseng, Kazuo Tsubota
Chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) is a major complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Dry eye disease is the prominent ocular sequel of cGVHD and is caused by excessive inflammation and fibrosis in the lacrimal glands. Heavy chain-Hyaluronan/Pentraxin 3 (HC-HA/PTX3) is a complex purified from human amniotic membrane (AM) and known to exert anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring actions. In this study, we utilized a mouse model of cGVHD to examine whether HC-HA/PTX3 could attenuate dry eye disease elicited by cGVHD...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152632/cervical-fluid-calreticulin-and-cathepsin-g-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes
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Ctirad Andrys, Ivana Musilova, Marcela Drahosova, Ondrej Soucek, Lenka Pliskova, Bo Jacobsson, Nanbert Zhong, Marian Kacerovsky
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to determine the cervical calreticulin and cathepsin-G concentrations in pregnancies complicated by preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM) with respect to the presence of microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) and intra-amniotic inflammation (IAI). METHODS: Eighty women with singleton pregnancies complicated by PPROM were included in this study. Cervical and amniotic fluids were obtained at the time of admission, and concentrations of calreticulin and cathepsin-G in cervical fluid were determined using ELISA...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148737/antenatal-suppression-of-il-1-protects-against-inflammation-induced-fetal-injury-and-improves-neonatal-and-developmental-outcomes-in-mice
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Mathieu Nadeau-Vallée, Peck-Yin Chin, Lydia Belarbi, Marie-Ève Brien, Sheetal Pundir, Martin H Berryer, Alexandra Beaudry-Richard, Ankush Madaan, David J Sharkey, Alexis Lupien-Meilleur, Xin Hou, Christiane Quiniou, Alexandre Beaulac, Ines Boufaied, Amarilys Boudreault, Adriana Carbonaro, Ngoc-Duc Doan, Jean-Sebastien Joyal, William D Lubell, David M Olson, Sarah A Robertson, Sylvie Girard, Sylvain Chemtob
Preterm birth (PTB) is commonly accompanied by in utero fetal inflammation, and existing tocolytic drugs do not target fetal inflammatory injury. Of the candidate proinflammatory mediators, IL-1 appears central and is sufficient to trigger fetal loss. Therefore, we elucidated the effects of antenatal IL-1 exposure on postnatal development and investigated two IL-1 receptor antagonists, the competitive inhibitor anakinra (Kineret) and a potent noncompetitive inhibitor 101.10, for efficacy in blocking IL-1 actions...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139962/intra-amniotic-administration-of-lipopolysaccharide-induces-spontaneous-preterm-labor-and-birth
#17
Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, Roberto Romero, Marcia Arenas-Hernandez, Bogdan Panaitescu, Valeria Garcia-Flores, Tara N Mial, Aashna Sahi, Sonia S Hassan
OBJECTIVE: Intra-amniotic infection is associated with spontaneous preterm labor. In most cases, the infection is subclinical and bacteria are detected in the amniotic cavity rather than in the chorioamniotic membranes. The aims of this study were to determine whether the intra-amniotic injection of a microbial product, lipopolysaccharide (LPS), could induce preterm labor/birth, and to compare this model to two established models of LPS-induced preterm labor/birth. METHODS: Pregnant B6 mice received an intra-amniotic, intra-uterine, or intra-peritoneal injection of LPS (100 ng/amniotic sac, 15μg/25μL, and 15μg/200μL respectively) or PBS (control)...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135201/use-of-a-dehydrated-amniotic-membrane-allograft-in-the-treatment-of-lower-extremity-wounds-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#18
Eric J Lullove
: Injuries to the skin are extensively costly to the health care system. When caused by metabolic and vascular compromise, these injuries are even more foreboding for patients. They can result in chronic inflammation, reduced mobility, and chronic pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients were selected from the author's patient population at the West Boca Center for Wound Healing for a retrospective cohort study. Patients underwent a run-in period of 2 weeks, where standard of care was used to clear the wound of bioburden...
January 23, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131677/a-randomized-clinical-trial-to-evaluate-the-usefulness-of-amniotic-membrane-transplantation-in-bacterial-keratitis-healing
#19
Seyed Ali Tabatabaei, Mohammad Soleimani, Mahmoud Jabbarvand Behrouz, Ali Torkashvand, Pasha Anvari, Mehdi Yaseri
PURPOSE: To determine whether early amniotic membrane transplantation improves the outcomes among patients with bacterial keratitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective randomized clinical trial 49 eyes from 49 patients with bacterial keratitis received routine antibiotic therapy followed by double-layer amniotic membrane transplantation during 2-5 days after start up of the medications and the second group of 50 eyes from 50 patients only received routine antibacterial therapy...
January 25, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126025/anti-inflammatory-properties-of-amniotic-membrane-patch-following-pericardiectomy-for-constrictive-pericarditis
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Katherine M Marsh, Alice S Ferng, Tia Pilikian, Ankit A Desai, Ryan Avery, Mark Friedman, Isabel Oliva, Clint Jokerst, David Schipper, Zain Khalpey
BACKGROUND: Since constrictive pericarditis is most often idiopathic and the pathophysiology remains largely unknown, both the diagnosis and the treatment can be challenging. However, by definition, inflammatory processes are central to this disease process. Amniotic membrane patches have been shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties and are believed to be immune privileged. Due to these properties, amniotic membrane patches were applied intraoperatively in a complicated patient presenting with constrictive pericarditis...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
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