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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237138/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-chorioretinal-disorders
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REVIEW
Paulo Ricardo Chaves De Oliveira, Alan Richard Berger, David Robert Chow
Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a novel imaging modality that incorporates blood motion contrast to create angiograms of the retinal vasculature in a noninvasive manner, without the use of dye. It is a safe procedure and can be repeated as frequently as desired. The use of OCTA for delineation of choroidal neovascular membranes, for the study of microvascular abnormalities in diabetic patients, to assess nonperfused areas in retinal occlusions and vascular changes in macular telangiectasia are some of the potential OCTA applications...
February 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236576/targeted-intraceptor-nanoparticle-for-neovascular-macular-degeneration-preclinical-dose-optimization-and-toxicology-assessment
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Xiaohui Zhang, Austin Bohner, Sai Bhuvanagiri, Hironori Uehara, Arun Kumar Upadhyay, Lyska L Emerson, Sailaja Bondalapati, Santosh Kumar Muddana, Daniel Fang, Miaoling Li, Zoya Sandhu, Alya Hussain, Lara S Carroll, Michelle Tiem, Bonnie Archer, Uday Kompella, Rajkumar Patil, Balamurali K Ambati
Neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is treated with anti-VEGF intravitreal injections, which can cause geographic atrophy, infection, and retinal fibrosis. To minimize these toxicities, we developed a nanoparticle delivery system for recombinant Flt23k intraceptor plasmid (RGD.Flt23k.NP) to suppress VEGF intracellularly within choroidal neovascular (CNV) lesions in a laser-induced CNV mouse model through intravenous administration. In the current study, we examined the efficacy and safety of RGD...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235714/profiling-of-selected-angiogenesis-related-genes-in-serous-ovarian-cancer-patients
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Paweł Kuć, Radosław Charkiewicz, Dagmara Klasa-Mazurkiewicz, Tomasz Milczek, Barbara Mroczko, Jacek Nikliński, Piotr Laudański
PURPOSE: Since angiogenesis plays an important role in the pathogenesis of ovarian cancer the aim of the study was to compare the expression of the most relevant angiogenesis-related genes in serous ovarian cancer samples. Genes were divided into 5 subgroups according to their angiogenic potential: growth factors and their receptors; cytokines/chemokines; adhesion molecules and other matrix related proteins; transcriptions factors and signaling molecules; morphogenic factors, and angiogenesis inhibitors...
February 21, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235425/therapeutic-strategies-for-cell-based-neovascularization-in-critical-limb-ischemia
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REVIEW
Makoto Samura, Tohru Hosoyama, Yuriko Takeuchi, Koji Ueno, Noriyasu Morikage, Kimikazu Hamano
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) causes severe ischemic rest pain, ulcer, and gangrene in the lower limbs. In spite of angioplasty and surgery, CLI patients without suitable artery inflow or enough vascular bed in the lesions are often forced to undergo amputation of a major limb. Cell-based therapeutic angiogenesis has the potential to treat ischemic lesions by promoting the formation of collateral vessel networks and the vascular bed. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells and bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells are the most frequently employed cell types in CLI clinical trials...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231566/one-year-outcomes-of-1-pro-re-nata-versus-3-pro-re-nata-intravitreal-aflibercept-injection-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Kei Takayama, Hiroki Kaneko, Tadasu Sugita, Ruka Maruko, Kyoko Hattori, Eimei Ra, Kenichi Kawano, Keiko Kataoka, Yasuki Ito, Hiroko Terasaki
PURPOSE: We compared 1-year outcomes of 1 + pro re nata (PRN) versus 3 + PRN of intravitreal aflibercept injection (IAI) for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: Forty-two eyes with naïve AMD received 3 + PRN IAI treatment and 47 eyes with naïve AMD received 1 + PRN IAI treatment. Visual acuity (VA), central retinal thickness (CRT), and central choroidal thickness (CCT) and number of administered IAIs during 12 months were compared. RESULTS: VAs improved, and CRTs reduced significantly at any given month from baseline in both groups (p < 0...
February 24, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230648/cultured-human-epidermis-combined-with-meshed-skin-autografts-accelerates-epithelialization-and-granulation-tissue-formation-in-a-rat-model
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Michiharu Sakamoto, Naoki Morimoto, Masukazu Inoie, Miki Takahagi, Shuichi Ogino, Chizuru Jinno, Shigehiko Suzuki
INTRODUCTION: As the take rate of cultured epidermal autografts in burn wound treatment is variable, widely expanded meshed auto skin grafts are often used in combination with cultured epidermal autograft to increase the take rate and achieve definitive wound coverage. However, a long time (3-4 weeks) required to prepare a cultured epidermis sheet is a disadvantage. Allogeneic cultured epidermis can be prepared in advance and cryopreserved to be used in combination with auto meshed skin grafts for treating third-degree burns...
February 23, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230162/n-acetylated-proline-glycine-proline-accelerates-cutaneous-wound-healing-and-neovascularization-by-human-endothelial-progenitor-cells
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Yang Woo Kwon, Soon Chul Heo, Tae Wook Lee, Gyu Tae Park, Jung Won Yoon, Il Ho Jang, Seung-Chul Kim, Hyun-Chang Ko, Youngjae Ryu, Hyeona Kang, Chang Man Ha, Sang Chul Lee, Jae Ho Kim
Human endothelial progenitor cells (hEPCs) are promising therapeutic resources for wound repair through stimulating neovascularization. However, the hEPCs-based cell therapy has been hampered by poor engraftment of transplanted cells. In this study, we explored the effects of N-acetylated Proline-Glycine-Proline (Ac-PGP), a degradation product of collagen, on hEPC-mediated cutaneous wound healing and neovascularization. Treatment of hEPCs with Ac-PGP increased migration, proliferation, and tube-forming activity of hEPCs in vitro...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230059/synergistic-effects-of-dimethyloxallyl-glycine-and-recombinant-human-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-on-repair-of-critical-sized-bone-defects-in-rats
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Xin Qi, Yang Liu, Zhen-Yu Ding, Jia-Qing Cao, Jing-Huan Huang, Jie-Yuan Zhang, Wei-Tao Jia, Jing Wang, Chang-Sheng Liu, Xiao-Lin Li
In bone remodeling, osteogenesis is closely coupled to angiogenesis. Bone tissue engineering using multifunctional bioactive materials is a promising technique which has the ability to simultaneously stimulate osteogenesis and angiogenesis for repair of bone defects. We developed mesoporous bioactive glass (MBG)-doped poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) (PHBHHx) composite scaffolds as delivery vehicle. Two bioactive molecules, dimethyloxalylglycine (DMOG), a small-molecule angiogenic drug, and recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2), an osteoinductive growth factor, were co-incorporated into the scaffold...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229409/endothelial-progenitor-cells-procedure-for-cell-isolation-and-applications
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Garikipati V N Srikanth, Raj Kishore
Bone marrow endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have shown a great promise to promote ischemic tissue neovascularization and to attenuate ischemic injury in a variety of animal models, which led to EPC-based clinical trials that yielded modest but promising results. Some of the variables in the use of EPCs relate to their differential isolation and characterization protocols since the EPC literature does not identify a unique marker for these vascular progenitors. In this chapter, we present step-by-step protocols for the isolation of EPCs, their characterization and culture conditions, and their potential use in basic and clinical research...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228933/vascularization-and-innervation-of-slits-within-polydimethylsiloxane-sheets-in-the-subcutaneous-space-of-athymic-nude-mice
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Rachel E Gurlin, Mark T Keating, Shiri Li, Jonathan Rt Lakey, Sébastien de Feraudy, Bhupinder S Shergill, Elliot L Botvinick
Success of cell therapy in avascular sites will depend on providing sufficient blood supply to transplanted tissues. A popular strategy of providing blood supply is to embed cells within a functionalized hydrogel implanted within the host to stimulate neovascularization. However, hydrogel systems are not always amenable for removal post-transplantation; thus, it may be advantageous to implant a device that contains cells while also providing access to the circulation so retrieval is possible. Here we investigate one instance of providing access to a vessel network, a thin sheet with through-cut slits, and determine if it can be vascularized from autologous materials...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226747/automatic-detection-of-neovascularization-on-optic-disk-region-with-feature-extraction-and-support-vector-machine
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Shuang Yu, Di Xiao, Yogesan Kanagasingam, Shuang Yu, Di Xiao, Yogesan Kanagasingam, Di Xiao, Yogesan Kanagasingam, Shuang Yu
Neovascularization (NV) is a definitive indicator for the onset of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (PDR). The new vessels are fragile and prone to bleed, leading to high risk of sudden vision loss. Automatic detection of NV is an important task in automatic Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) screening as a consequence of the unmet requirement between the growing number of DR patients and limited number of ophthalmologists. This paper focuses on the computer aided detection of neovascularization in the optic disk region...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226741/automated-detection-of-neovascularization-for-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy-screening
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Sohini Roychowdhury, Dara D Koozekanani, Keshab K Parhi, Sohini Roychowdhury, Dara D Koozekanani, Keshab K Parhi, Dara D Koozekanani, Keshab K Parhi, Sohini Roychowdhury
Neovascularization is the primary manifestation of proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) that can lead to acquired blindness. This paper presents a novel method that classifies neovascularizations in the 1-optic disc (OD) diameter region (NVD) and elsewhere (NVE) separately to achieve low false positive rates of neovascularization classification. First, the OD region and blood vessels are extracted. Next, the major blood vessel segments in the 1-OD diameter region are classified for NVD, and minor blood vessel segments elsewhere are classified for NVE...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226388/-can-anti-vegf-injections-cause-glaucoma-or-ocular-hypertension
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I Lanzl, K Kotliar
An increasing number of patients receive intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) injections with a high frequency for the treatment of neovascular macular disease. Since the volume of the vitreous body is temporarily increased by the injection of the substances, a short-term intraocular pressure increase after the introduction of the substance is not uncommon. However, there are more and more reports indicating that multiple injections may lead to a long-term increase in intraocular pressure...
February 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226245/subconjunctival-injectable-dendrimer-dexamethasone-gel-for-the-treatment-of-corneal-inflammation
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Uri Soiberman, Siva P Kambhampati, Tony Wu, Manoj K Mishra, Yumin Oh, Rishi Sharma, Jiangxia Wang, Abdul Elah Al Towerki, Samuel Yiu, Walter J Stark, Rangaramanujam M Kannan
Corneal inflammation is often encountered as a key pathological event in many corneal diseases. Current treatments involve topical corticosteroids which require frequent instillations due to rapid tear turnover, causing side-effects such as corneal toxicity and elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). Hence, new interventions that can reduce side effects, dosing frequency, and increase patient compliance can be highly beneficial. In this study, we explore a subconjunctival injectable gel based on G4-PAMAM dendrimer and hyaluronic acid, cross-linked using thiol-ene click chemistry, incorporated with dendrimer dexamethasone (D-Dex) conjugates as a potential strategy for sustained delivery and enhanced bioavailability of corticosteroids...
February 16, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225724/outer-retinal-tubulation-in-retinal-dystrophies
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Imoro Z Braimah, Sunila Dumpala, Jay Chhablani
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To evaluate the occurrence and characteristics of outer retinal tubulation (ORT) in an Indian population with retinal dystrophies. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 309 eyes of 157 patients with retinal dystrophies including retinitis pigmentosa (RP, 183 eyes), Stargardt disease (STGD, 93 eyes) and Best disease (33 eyes) were reviewed. The demographic details, clinical data including visual acuity, treatment history and good quality spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) scans were collected...
March 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225101/macrophage-infiltration-of-electrospun-polyester-fibers
#16
Shen Liu, Hua Chen, Tianyi Wu, Guoqing Pan, Cunyi Fan, Yaozeng Xu, Wenguo Cui
Electrospun fibrous polylactide (PLA) membranes have been widely used for peritendinous anti-adhesion, but their degradation may lead to granuloma formation triggered by macrophages as the result of a foreign body reaction. To understand and solve this problem in peritendinous anti-adhesion, the effects of electrospun fibrous PLA membranes (PLA-M) and the mechanism by which macrophages elicit a foreign body reaction should be elaborated. Thus, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of PLA-M and ibuprofen (IBU)-loaded fibrous PLA membranes (IBU/PLA-M) to prevent adhesion/granuloma formation around the tendon, and to understand the mechanism of macrophage infiltration...
February 22, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223776/idiopathic-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-in-thai-patients-with-clinical-and-angiographic-choroidal-neovascularization
#17
Chavakij Bhoomibunchoo, Yosanan Yospaiboon, Somanus Thoongsuwan, Duangnate Rojanaporn, Nawat Watanachai, Pichai Jirarattanasopa, Nattapon Wongcumchang, Atchara Amphornphruet, Sritatath Vongkulsiri, Eakkachai Arayangkoon
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to study the prevalence and characteristics of idiopathic polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (IPCV) in Thai patients with clinical and angiographic choroidal neovascularization (CNV). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A consecutive case study of 140 patients presenting with CNV was conducted in nine large referral eye centers throughout Thailand. The demographic data, fundus photographs, fundus fluorescein angiography and indocyanine green angiography of the patients were analyzed...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223221/the-atheroma-plaque-secretome-stimulates-the-mobilization-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-ex-vivo
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Francisco M Vega, Violette Gautier, Cecilia M Fernandez-Ponce, Mª Jesús Extremera, A F Maarten Altelaar, Jaime Millan, Juan C Tellez, Jose A Hernandez-Campos, Rosario Conejero, Jorge Bolivar, Ricardo Pardal, Francisco J Garcia-Cózar, Enrique Aguado, Albert J R Heck, Mª Carmen Duran-Ruiz
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) constitute a promising alternative in cardiovascular regenerative medicine due to their assigned role in angiogenesis and vascular repair. In response to injury, EPCs promote vascular remodeling by replacement of damaged endothelial cells and/or by secreting angiogenic factors over the damaged tissue. Nevertheless, such mechanisms need to be further characterized. In the current approach we have evaluated the initial response of early EPCs (eEPCs) from healthy individuals after direct contact with the factors released by carotid arteries complicated with atherosclerotic plaques (AP), in order to understand the mechanisms underlying the neovascularization and remodeling properties assigned to these cells...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221254/long-term-remission-of-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-with-as-needed-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-therapy
#19
Ilkay Kilic Muftuoglu, Mostafa Alam, Qi Sheng You, Raouf Gaber, Hema L Ramkumar, Nadia Mendoza, Amit Meshi, William R Freeman
PURPOSE: To determine the presenting characteristics of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration with long-term remission (LTR), which was defined as the absence of intraretinal/subretinal fluid, or hemorrhage, and absence of leakage on fluorescein angiography for longer than 6 months while on as-needed antivascular endothelial growth factor treatment. METHODS: The presenting characteristics of patients with LTR were compared with a control group including 32 eyes of 28 age-, gender-, and ethnicity-matched patients who did not achieve LTR...
February 17, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221208/study-on-mucin-in-normal-appearing-leg-skin
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Angel Fernandez-Flores
Dermal deposits of mucin in the legs have been described associated with venous insufficiency. However, some degree of stasis dermatitis is generally common in aged individuals. Therefore, some amount of mucin is expected a priori in the reticular dermis of aged patients, even in the absence of clinical lesions. To test this hypothesis, the authors investigated the mucin in the legs of aged individuals without any dermatologic disease. Cutaneous samples were taken from the legs of 15 autopsy cases. A sample of the skin of the legs (either from the left or the right leg without any distinction being made) was randomly taken (without selecting any specific area or attending to macroscopical features)...
March 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
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