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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224971/biofabrication-of-bundles-of-poly-lactic-acid-collagen-blends-mimicking-the-fascicles-of-the-human-achille-tendon
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Alberto Sensini, Chiara Gualandi, Luca Cristofolini, Gianluca Tozzi, Manuela Dicarlo, Gabriella Teti, Monica Mattioli-Belmonte, Maria Letizia Focarete
Electrospinning is a promising technique for the production of scaffolds aimed at the regeneration of soft tissues. The aim of this work was to develop electrospun bundles mimicking the architecture and mechanical properties of the fascicles of the human Achille tendon. Two different blends of poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) and collagen (Coll) were tested, PLLA/Coll-75/25 and PLLA/Coll-50/50, and compared with bundles of pure PLLA. First, a complete physico-chemical characterization was performed on non-woven mats made of randomly arranged fibers...
February 22, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224747/why-do-lactobacilli-dominate-the-human-vaginal-microbiota
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S S Witkin, I M Linhares
: Lactobacilli are the most abundant vaginal bacteria in women. They inhibit binding of other bacteria to epithelial cells and produce lactic acid that kills or inhibits the growth of many other bacteria. Lactic acid blocks histone deacetylases, thereby enhancing gene transcription and DNA repair. Lactic acid induces autophagy in epithelial cells to degrade intracellular microorganisms and promote homeostasis. Lactobacilli are tolerated by vaginal epithelial cells and inhibit induction of pro-inflammatory cytokines...
March 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224483/selection-of-lactic-acid-bacteria-with-probiotic-potential-isolated-from-the-fermentation-process-of-cupua%C3%A3-u-theobroma-grandiflorum
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Roberta Maria Santos Ornellas, Tiza Teles Santos, Leonardo Borges Arcucio, Sávio Henrique Cicco Sandes, Mayara Messias Oliveira, Cristiano Villela Dias, Samuel de Carvalho Silva, Ana Paula Trovatti Uetanabaro, Gabriel Vinderola, Jacques Robert Nicoli
In the present study, nine lactic acid bacteria isolated from the fermentation process of "cupuaçu" (Theobroma grandiflorum) were selected for probiotic use. In vitro (resistance to gastrointestinal environment, in vitro antagonism and co-aggregation with pathogens) and in vivo (intestinal colonization and ex vivo antagonism in germ-free mice, cumulative mortality, translocation to liver and spleen, histopathological examination of liver and ileum and mRNA cytokine gene expression during an experimental infection with S...
February 22, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224388/ocular-safety-of-intravitreal-clindamycin-hydrochloride-released-by-plga-implants
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Gabriella M Fernandes-Cunha, Silvia Ligório Fialho, Gisele Rodrigues da Silva, Armando Silva-Cunha, Min Zhao, Francine Behar-Cohen
BACKGROUND: Drug ocular toxicity is a field that requires attention. Clindamycin has been injected intravitreally to treat ocular toxoplasmosis, the most common cause of eye posterior segment infection worldwide. However, little is known about the toxicity of clindamycin to ocular tissues. We have previously showed non intraocular toxicity in rabbit eyes of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) implants containing clindamycin hydrochloride (CLH) using only clinical macroscotopic observation...
February 21, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223802/fe3o4-based-plga-nanoparticles-as-mr-contrast-agents-for-the-detection-of-thrombosis
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Jia Liu, Jie Xu, Jun Zhou, Yu Zhang, Dajing Guo, Zhigang Wang
Thrombotic disease is a great threat to human health, and early detection is particularly important. Magnetic resonance (MR) molecular imaging provides noninvasive imaging with the potential for early disease diagnosis. In this study, we developed Fe3O4-based poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NPs) surface-modified with a cyclic Arg-Gly-Asp (cRGD) peptide as an MR contrast agent for the detection of thrombosis. The physical and chemical characteristics, biological toxicity, ability to target thrombi, and biodistribution of the NPs were studied...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222045/validation-of-scaffold-design-optimization-in-bone-tissue-engineering-finite-element-modeling-versus-designed-experiments
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Nicholas Uth, Jens Mueller, Byran Smucker, Azizeh-Mitra Yousefi
This study reports the development of biological/synthetic scaffolds for bone tissue engineering (TE) via 3D bioplotting. These scaffolds were composed of poly(L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA), type I collagen, and nano-hydroxyapatite (nHA) in an attempt to mimic the extracellular matrix of bone. The solvent used for processing the scaffolds was 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoro-2-propanol. The produced scaffolds were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, microcomputed tomography, thermogravimetric analysis, and unconfined compression test...
February 21, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221961/synergistic-antilisterial-effects-of-mixtures-of-lysozyme-and-organic-acids
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Myeonggeun Oh, Joongjae Lee, Yoonhwa Jeong, Misook Kim
We investigated the synergistic effects of lysozyme combined with organic acids to inhibit the growth of Listeria monocytogenes . The antilisterial effects of the combination of lysozyme and acetic acid, citric acid, lactic acid, malic acid, or succinic acid were evaluated using the checkerboard method and time-kill assay. The MIC was 25,000 mg/liter for lysozyme, 625 mg/liter for acetic acid, and 1,250 mg/liter for the other acids. The MBC was 10,000 mg/liter for all of the tested organic acids. The combination of lysozyme and each organic acid showed synergistic effects via the checkerboard method; however, the time-kill assay showed synergistic effects for only three combinations of 1,250 mg/liter lysozyme with succinic acid (312 and 625 mg/liter) or malic acid (625 mg/liter)...
December 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221930/escherichia-albertii-inactivation-following-l-lactic-acid-exposure-or-cooking-in-ground-beef
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Amie M Jones-Ibarra, Kayley R Wall, Jennifer Vuia-Riser, Chris R Kerth, Alejandro Castillo, T Matthew Taylor
Escherichia albertii is an emerging foodborne pathogen recovered from young children and adults exhibiting symptoms of gastroenteritis via pathogenesis factors including attaching and effacing lesions, cytolethal distending toxin, and Shiga toxin variants. Study objectives were to determine E. albertii survival following (i) exposure to lactic acid as a function of solution pH and incubation period and (ii) cooking ground beef patties to different endpoint temperatures. E. albertii was incubated in phosphate buffer containing 3...
September 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221924/reductions-in-natural-microbial-flora-nonpathogenic-escherichia-coli-and-pathogenic-salmonella-on-jalapeno-peppers-processed-in-a-commercial-antimicrobial-cabinet-a-pilot-plant-trial
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Jeremy M Adler, Erin D Cain-Helfrich, Cangliang Shen
This experiment aimed to validate the use of antimicrobial solutions in a spray cabinet to inactivate natural microbial flora, nonpathogenic Escherichia coli , and Salmonella on jalapeno peppers. Jalapeno peppers, uninoculated or inoculated with a five-strain mixture of rifampin-resistant E. coli (3.9 log CFU/g) or novobiocin- and nalidixic acid-resistant Salmonella (4.2 log CFU/g), were passed through a commercial antimicrobial cabinet containing both a top and bottom bar spraying (1.38 bar and 2 liters/min) water, sodium hypochlorite (50 ppm), sodium hypochlorite with pH adjusted to 6...
November 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221912/isolation-identification-and-evaluation-of-new-lactic-acid-bacteria-strains-with-both-cellular-antioxidant-and-bile-salt-hydrolase-activities-in-vitro
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Shuang Xu, Taigang Liu, Chiraz Akorede Ibinke Radji, Jing Yang, Lanming Chen
In this study, we analyzed Chinese traditional fermented food to isolate and identify new lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains with novel functional properties and to evaluate their cellular antioxidant and bile salt hydrolase (BSH) activities in vitro. A sequential screening strategy was developed to efficiently isolate and obtain 261 LAB strains tolerant of bile salt, acid, and H2O2 from nine Chinese traditional fermented foods. Among these strains, 70 were identified as having 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging and/or BSH activity...
November 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221876/effect-of-magnesium-acetate-on-the-antimold-activity-of-lactobacillus
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Katarzyna Kycia, Anna Bzducha-Wróbel, Karolina Kraśniewska, Anna Chlebowska-Śmigiel, Małgorzata Gniewosz
The antimold activity of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) is used in food biopreservation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of magnesium acetate added to de Man Rogosa Sharpe (MRS) medium on the antimold activity of three LAB strains ( Lactobacillus plantarum , Lactobacillus brevis , and Lactobacillus fermentum ) against molds contaminating food ( Aspergillus oryzae , Aspergillus niger , Penicillium chrysogenum , Fusarium avenaceum , and Rhizopus arrhizus ) and their ability to produce organic acids (acetic acid, lactic acid, and phenyllactic acid)...
January 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221007/ionic-colloidal-molding-as-a-biomimetic-scaffolding-strategy-for-uniform-bone-tissue-regeneration
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Jian Zhang, Jinpeng Jia, Jimin P Kim, Hong Shen, Fei Yang, Qiang Zhang, Meng Xu, Wenzhi Bi, Xing Wang, Jian Yang, Decheng Wu
Inspired by the highly ordered nanostructure of bone, nanodopant composite biomaterials are gaining special attention for their ability to guide bone tissue regeneration through structural and biological cues. However, bone malformation in orthopedic surgery is a lingering issue, partly due to the high surface energy of traditional nanoparticles contributing to aggregation and inhomogeneity. Recently, carboxyl-functionalized synthetic polymers have been shown to mimic the carboxyl-rich surface motifs of non-collagenous proteins in stabilizing hydroxyapatite and directing intrafibrillar mineralization in-vitro...
February 21, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219189/-effects-of-phentolamine-on-haemodynamics-of-patients-with-severe-sepsis
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W Yang, X B Li, Y Zhou, X M Mo
Objective: To explore the effects of phentolamine on hemodynamic of patients with severe sepsis . Methods: From January 2015 to August 2016, using random number table, 59 patients with severe sepsis were divided into research group and the control group by conventional treatment in Department of Emergency, the Second People's Hospital of Nanning City. The patients of the research group were given phentolamine injection. The CI, ITBVI, EVLWI, SVRI of the patients were monitored by PICCO on 6, 12, 24, 48, 72 h before and after treatment...
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218329/dopamine-assisted-fixation-of-drug-loaded-polymeric-multilayers-to-osteoarticular-implants-for-tuberculosis-therapy
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Dan Li, Litao Li, Yunlong Ma, Yaping Zhuang, Dawei Li, Hong Shen, Xing Wang, Fei Yang, Yuanzheng Ma, Decheng Wu
Currently, the major issues in the treatment of osteoarticular tuberculosis (TB) after implant placement are low drug concentration at the infected focus and drug resistance resulting from the long-term chemotherapy. The application of drug-loaded polymeric multilayers on implantable devices offers a promising solution to the problems. Herein, a poly(ethylene glycol)-based hydrogel film embedded with isoniazid (INH)-loaded alginate microparticles was fixed to Ti implants via adhesive polydopamine, subsequently capped by poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) membranes for the sustained and localized delivery of the anti-TB drug...
February 20, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217122/listeria-monocytogenes-10403s-arginine-repressor-argr-finely-tunes-arginine-metabolism-regulation-under-acidic-conditions
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Changyong Cheng, Zhimei Dong, Xiao Han, Jing Sun, Hang Wang, Li Jiang, Yongchun Yang, Tiantian Ma, Zhongwei Chen, Jing Yu, Weihuan Fang, Houhui Song
Listeria monocytogenes is able to colonize human and animal intestinal tracts and to subsequently cross the intestinal barrier, causing systemic infection. For successful establishment of infection, L. monocytogenes must survive the low pH environment of the stomach. L. monocytogenes encodes a functional ArgR, a transcriptional regulator belonging to the ArgR/AhrC arginine repressor family. We aimed at clarifying the specific functions of ArgR in arginine metabolism regulation, and more importantly, in acid tolerance of L...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216468/enhanced-ocular-efficacy-of-topically-delivered-dorzolamide-with-nanostructured-mucoadhesive-microparticles
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Chun Gwon Park, Young Kook Kim, Se-Na Kim, Seung Ho Lee, Beom Kang Huh, Min-A Park, Hyein Won, Ki Ho Park, Young Bin Choy
Dorzolamide eye drops are widely prescribed to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in the treatment of ocular hypertension and glaucoma. However, in an eye drop formulation, dorzolamide is rapidly cleared from the preocular space, hence requiring multiple daily administrations. Here, we sought to increase the preocular retention of dorzolamide using nanostructured, mucoadhesive microparticles (MUCO_NM) as carriers for topical delivery to the eye. MUCO_NM were prepared by freeze-milling dorzolamide-loaded, electrospun nanofibers composed of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) and polyethylene glycol...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216299/hipsc-derived-retinal-ganglion-cells-grow-dendritic-arbors-and-functional-axons-on-a-tissue-engineered-scaffold
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Kangjun Li, Xiufeng Zhong, Sijing Yang, Ziming Luo, Kang Li, Ying Liu, Song Cai, Huaiyu Gu, Shoutao Lu, Haijun Zhang, Yantao Wei, Jing Zhuang, Yehong Zhuo, Zhigang Fan, Jian Ge
: Numerous therapeutic procedures in modern medical research rely on the use of tissue engineering for the treatment of retinal diseases. However, the cell source and the transplantation method are still a limitation. Previously, we reported on the induction of a self-organizing three-dimensional neural retina from human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). In this study, we disclose the generation of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) from the neural retina and their seeding on a biodegradable poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) scaffold to create an engineered RGC-scaffold biomaterial...
February 16, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216296/cyclodextrin-modified-plla-parietal-reinforcement-implant-with-prolonged-antibacterial-activity
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G Vermet, S Degoutin, F Chai, M Maton, C Flores, C Neut, P E Danjou, B Martel, N Blanchemain
: The use of textile meshes in hernia repair is widespread in visceral surgery. Though, mesh infection is a complication that may prolong the patient recovery period and consequently presents an impact on public health economy. Such concern can be avoided thanks to a local and extended antibiotic release on the operative site. In recent developments, poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) has been used in complement of polyethyleneterephthalate (Dacron(®)) (PET) or polypropylene (PP) yarns in the manufacture of semi-resorbable parietal implants...
February 12, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215503/biomaterial-shell-bending-with-3d-printed-templates-in-vertical-and-alveolar-ridge-augmentation-a-technical-note
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Florian G Draenert, Florian Gebhart, Gergo Mitov, Andreas Neff
OBJECTIVES: Alveolar ridge and vertical augmentations are challenging procedures in dental implantology. Even material blocks with an interconnecting porous system are never completely resorbed. Shell techniques combined with autologous bone chips are therefore the gold standard. Using biopolymers for these techniques is well documented. We applied three-dimensional (3-D) techniques to create an individualized bending model for the adjustment of a plane biopolymer membrane made of polylactide...
January 4, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213997/echocardiographic-correlates-are-associated-with-in-hospital-mortality-in-trauma-and-burn-patients
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Duraid Younan, Russell Griffin, Donald Reiff, Jeffrey Richey, Eric Schinnerer, Jean-Francois Pittet, Ahmed Zaky
BACKGROUND: The role of echocardiographic indices of preload and contractility in predicting outcomes is unknown. We report the association of end diastolic area (EDA) and fractional area of change (FAC) with mortality in a cohort of trauma and burn patients. METHODS: Data on 86 patients admitted to a tertiary care center between July 2013 and July 2015 were reviewed. The association between abnormal EDA and FAC and adverse clinical outcomes was tested using exact logistic regression analysis...
February 9, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
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