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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141316/-a-clinical-analysis-of-micafungin-treatment-of-pulmonary-invasive-fungal-infection-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-leukemia-or-post-hematopoietic-stem-cells-transplantation
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K Huang, K Y Qiu, L L Deng, J P Fang, Y Li, H X Guo, D H Zhou
Objective: To investigate the efficacy and safety of micafungin (MCF) for pulmonary invasive fungal disease (PIFD) in pediatric patients with acute leukemia or post hematopoietic stem cells transplantation. Method: Twenty-five neutropenic PIFD children with acute leukemia or post hematopoietic stem cells transplantation in Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University were selected from January 2012 to June 2015, including 12 males and 13 females, age range 2-15 (average 6.2±2.0) years. There were 12 cases of acute leukemia (AL) after chemotherapy, 4 cases of acute leukemia (AL) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) and 9 cases of β-thalassemia major after allo-HSCT...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140941/phenotype-and-management-of-infantile-onset-inflammatory-bowel-disease-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-china
#2
Ziqing Ye, Ying Zhou, Ying Huang, Yuhuan Wang, Junping Lu, Zifei Tang, Shijian Miao, Kuiran Dong, Zhinong Jiang
BACKGROUND: Infantile-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) comprises rare and clinically severe disorders. We examined the phenotypes and genetic causes of patients with infantile-onset IBD from a tertiary medical center. METHODS: We enrolled 38 patients with infantile-onset IBD and applied standardized treatment with medical, surgical, and supportive care. Targeted sequencing and whole-exome sequencing were performed. Clinical data were retrieved from medical records...
December 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140440/cord-metabolic-profiles-in-obese-pregnant-women-insights-into-offspring-growth-and-body-composition
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Nashita Patel, Christian Hellmuth, Olaf Uhl, Keith Godfrey, Annette Briley, Paul Welsh, Dharmintra Pasupathy, Paul Seed, Berthold Koletzko, Lucilla Poston
Context: Offspring exposed in-utero to maternal obesity have an increased risk of later obesity; however, the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. Objective: To assess the effect of an antenatal lifestyle intervention in obese women on the offspring's cord blood metabolic profile, and examine associations of cord blood metabolic profile with maternal clinical characteristics and offspring anthropometry at birth and age 6 months. Design: Randomised controlled trial and cohort study...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139329/the-first-decade-of-advanced-cell-therapy-clinical-trials-using-perinatal-cells-2005-2015
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Pedro S Couto, Alexey Bersenev, Frances Verter
AIM: The first review of advanced cell therapy trials with perinatal cells. MATERIALS & METHODS: We compiled 281 clinical trials of advanced cell therapy with perinatal cells that were registered in 2005-2015. RESULTS: The most common cell source in these trials is cord blood, but the cell type that provides the mechanism of action in the majority of trials is mesenchymal stem/stromal cells. We analyze trends among the 15 parameters we compiled for these trials...
November 15, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138827/gambogic-acid-inhibits-spinal-cord-injury-and-inflammation-through-suppressing-the-p38-and-akt-signaling-pathways
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Qiao Fu, Chaojian Li, Lehua Yu
Gamboge is the dry resin secreted by Garcinia hanburyi Hook.f, with the function of promoting blood circulation, detoxification, hemostasis and killing insects, used for the treatment of cancer, brain edema and other diseases. Gambogic acid is the main effective constituent of Gamboge. The present study investigated the protective effects of gambogic acid on spinal cord injury (SCI) and its anti‑inflammatory mechanism in an SCI model in vivo. Basso, Beattie and Bresnahan (BBB) testing was used to detect the protective effects of gambogic acid on nerve function of SCI rats...
November 10, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138503/dihydrotestosterone-levels-at-birth-associate-positively-with-higher-proportions-of-circulating-immature-na%C3%A3-ve-cd5-b-cells-in-boys
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Anna-Carin Lundell, Inger Nordström, Kerstin Andersson, Anna Strömbeck, Claes Ohlsson, Åsa Tivesten, Anna Rudin
Boys present with higher proportions of immature/naïve CD5(+) B cells than girls up to 3 years of age. Boys also have higher fractions of regulatory T cells (Tregs) in early infancy, but the mechanisms for these sex-related differences are unknown. In the prospective FARMFLORA follow-up study of 23 boys and 25 girls, we investigated if these immunological differences remained at 8 years of age. We also examined if testosterone or dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels at birth and at 8 years of age were associated with immune maturation...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138449/haemodynamic-recovery-properties-of-the-torsioned-testicular-artery-lumen
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Selda Goktas, Ozlem Yalcin, Erhan Ermek, Senol Piskin, Can T Capraz, Yusuf O Cakmak, Kerem Pekkan
Testicular artery torsion (twisting) is one such severe vascular condition that leads spermatic cord injury. In this study, we investigate the recovery response of a torsioned ram testicular artery in an isolated organ-culture flow loop with clinically relevant twisting modes (90°, 180°, 270° and 360° angles). Quantitative optical coherence tomography technique was employed to track changes in the lumen diameter, wall thickness and the three-dimensional shape of the vessel in the physiological pressure range (10-50 mmHg)...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137359/granulysin-expressed-in-a-humanized-mouse-model-induces-apoptotic-cell-death-and-suppresses-tumorigenicity
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Ya-Wen Hsiao, Tsung-Ching Lai, Yu-Hsiang Lin, Chia-Yi Su, Jih-Jong Lee, Albert Taiching Liao, Yuan-Feng Lin, Shu-Chen Hsieh, Alexander T H Wu, Michael Hsiao
Granulysin (GNLY) is a cytolytic and proinflammatory protein expressed in activated human cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) and natural killer (NK) cells. Conventional mouse models cannot adequately address the triggering mechanism and immunopathological pathways in GNLY-associated diseases due to lack of the GNLY gene in the mouse genome. Therefore, we generated a humanized immune system (HIS) mouse model by transplanting human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells into NOD.Cg-Prkdc(scid) Il2rg(tm1Wjl) /SzJ (NSG) mice after sublethally irradiation...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137266/correlation-of-placental-microbiota-with-fetal-macrosomia-and-clinical-characteristics-in-mothers-and-newborns
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Jia Zheng, Xin-Hua Xiao, Qian Zhang, Li-Li Mao, Miao Yu, Jian-Ping Xu, Tong Wang
Substantial studies indicated that fetal macrosomia was associated with detrimental pregnancy outcomes, and increased susceptibility to metabolic diseases in later life. However, investigations into the association between placental microbiota and fetal macrosomia are limited. We aimed to profile the placental microbiota of fetal macrosomia and study whether they relate to clinical characteristics. Placenta samples were collected from fetal macrosomias and newborns with normal birth weight. The clinical characteristics, umbilical cord blood parameters were measured, and placental microbiota were sequenced and further analysed...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137234/the-af4-mll-fusion-transiently-augments-multilineage-hematopoietic-engraftment-but-is-not-sufficient-to-initiate-leukemia-in-cord-blood-cd34-cells
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Cristina Prieto, Rolf Marschalek, Alessa Kühn, Adelheid Bursen, Clara Bueno, Pablo Menéndez
The translocation t(4;11)(q21;q23) is the hallmark genetic abnormality associated with infant pro-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) and has the highest frequency of rearrangement in Mixed-lineage leukemia (MLL) leukemias. Unlike other MLL translocations, MLL-AF4-induced proB-ALL is exceptionally difficult to model in mice/humans. Previous work has investigated the relevance of the reciprocal translocation fusion protein AF4-MLL for t(4;11) leukemia, finding that AF4-MLL is capable of inducing proB-ALL without requirement for MLL-AF4 when expressed in murine hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs)...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137047/massive-neonatal-intracranial-hemorrhage-caused-by-bromadiolone-a-case-report
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Mingsheng Ma, Mengqi Zhang, Xiaoyan Tang, Zhenghong Li
RATIONALE: Bromadiolone, often called a super-warfarin, is a potent rodenticide with long half-life. Skin and mucosal bleeding is the most common clinical manifestations of its intoxication. Bromadiolone intoxications in adults and children have been reported, but this phenomenon is rarely seen in fetuses. This paper presents a case of neonate with massive intracranial hemorrhage mediated by bromadiolone intoxication, highlighting that the bromadiolone is potentially lethal to the fetus...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136782/effect-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-mononuclear-cells-on-diabetic-nephropathy-in-rats
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Nahla E El-Ashmawy, Eman G Khedr, Hoda A El-Bahrawy, Shimaa A El-Berashy
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is damage to the kidney which can lead to chronic renal failure, eventually requiring dialysis. Diabetes mellitus is the most common cause of adult kidney failure worldwide in the developed world. The current work was designed to elucidate the effect of mononuclear cells (MNCs) injection on reverse DN in rats exposed to streptozotocin (STZ) injection compared to metformin as a known hypoglycemic drug, 40 Male rats were divided equally into 4 groups; normal control group, diabetic control group, MNCs group were diabetic rats treated with MNCs (30×10(6) MNCs/rat once iv dose) in the tail vein of the rat, and metformin group were diabetic rats treated with metformin (100mg/kg orally daily dose) for four weeks...
November 8, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136677/thymus-growth-and-fetal-immune-responses-in-diabetic-pregnancies
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Katharina Warncke, Ramona Lickert, Stephanie Eitel, Karl-Philipp Gloning, Ezio Bonifacio, Eva-Maria Sedlmeier, Petra Becker, Jan Knoop, Andreas Beyerlein, Anette-Gabriele Ziegler
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) during pregnancy possibly affects the development of the thymus and the maturation of the immune system in the offspring. The aim of the ImmunDiabRisk study was to investigate thymus growth and maternal and fetal immune responses in pregnancies with and without T1D. The thymus circumferences of the fetuses of pregnant women with T1D (n=49) and without diabetes (n=59) were measured using ultrasound around the 29th gestational week and standardized for gestational age. Simultaneously, the frequencies and total numbers of cell markers were analyzed by flow cytometry in maternal peripheral blood, and at birth in umbilical cord blood...
November 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136648/imprinting-alterations-in-sperm-may-not-significantly-influence-art-outcomes-and-imprinting-patterns-in-the-cord-blood-of-offspring
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Li Tang, Zichao Liu, Ruopeng Zhang, Cunmei Su, Wenjuan Yang, Youlin Yao, Shuhua Zhao
An increase in imprinting disorders in children conceived though assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) has been the subject of several reports. The transmission of imprinting errors from the sperm of infertile fathers is believed to be a possible reason for the increased occurrence of these disorders. However, whether the imprinting alterations in sperm affect ART outcomes and the imprinting of offspring is unclear. In the current study, we analyzed the methylation of H19, SNRPN and KCNQ1OT1 by pyrosequencing sperm samples from 97 infertile patients and 31 proven fertile males as well as cord blood samples from 13 infantswho were conceived by infertile parents through intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and 30 healthy newborns who were conceived naturally...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135310/adamts-1-4-12-and-13-levels-in-maternal-blood-cord-blood-and-placenta-in-preeclampsia
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Müberra Namlı Kalem, Ziya Kalem, Tuncay Yüce, Feride Soylemez
The aim of this study is to compare ADAMTS (A Disintegrin and Metalloprotease Domains with Thrombospondins motifs) 1, 4, 12, and 13 levels in maternal and cord blood and placental tissue between preeclampsia and uncomplicated pregnancies. The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) results showed that ADAMTS 1, 4, 12, and 13 levels in the maternal and cord blood were lower in the preeclampsia group than in the control group. Based on the immunohistochemistry (IHC) results, ADAMTS 1, 4, and 12 levels in placental tissues were higher in the preeclampsia group...
November 14, 2017: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135055/the-modulatory-role-of-cytokines-il-4-and-il-17-in-the-functional-activity-of-phagocytes-in-diabetic-pregnant-women
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Danny L G Fagundes, Eduardo L França, Michelangelo B Gonzatti, Marilza V C Rugde, Iracema M P Calderon, Adenilda C Honorio-França
The study investigated the role of cytokines IL-4 and IL-17 in the modulation of the functional activity of mononuclear phagocytes in diabetic pregnant women with hyperglycemia. Sixty pregnant women were assigned to the following groups: nondiabetic (ND), mild gestational hyperglycemia (MGH), gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), or type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2). The functional activity of phagocytes from maternal blood, cord blood, and colostrum was assessed by determining their superoxide release, phagocytosis, microbicidal activity, and intracellular Ca(2+) release...
November 14, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134255/identification-of-generic-and-pathogen-specific-cord-blood-monocyte-transcriptomes-reveals-a-largely-conserved-response-in-preterm-and-term-newborn-infants
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Emma de Jong, David G Hancock, Julie Hibbert, Christine Wells, Peter Richmond, Karen Simmer, David Burgner, Tobias Strunk, Andrew J Currie
Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus epidermidis are predominant causes of neonatal sepsis, particularly affecting preterm infants. Susceptibility to infection has been attributed to "immature" innate monocyte defences, but no studies have assessed global transcriptional responses of neonatal monocytes to these pathogens. Here, we aimed to identify and characterise the neonatal monocyte transcriptional responses to E. coli and S. epidermidis and the role of common modifiers such as gestational age (GA) and exposure to chorioamnionitis (a common complication of preterm birth) to better understand early life innate immune responses...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133210/high-speed-flow-cytometry-allows-the-detection-of-circulating-endothelial-cells-in-hemangioblastoma-patients
#18
Sara De Biasi, Lara Gibellini, Alberto Feletti, Giacomo Pavesi, Elena Bianchini, Domenico Lo Tartaro, Simone Pecorini, Anna De Gaetano, Rosalberta Pullano, Milena Nasi, Marcello Pinti, Andrea Cossarizza
Circulating endothelial cells (CECs) detach from the intima monolayer after endothelial damages. Their circulating endothelial progenitors (CEPs) represent less than 0.01% of nucleated blood cells. Increased levels of CECs and CEPs have been detected in patients with several types of cancer, suggesting that they could be a useful blood-based marker for detecting a tumor, or for monitoring its clinical course. However, their routine monitoring is time consuming and technically challenging. Here, we present a flow cytometry method for quantifying such cells in a cohort of patients with hemangioblastoma (HB)...
November 10, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132544/histaminergic-receptors-modulate-spinal-cord-injury-induced-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-upregulation-and-cord-pathology-new-roles-of-nanowired-drug-delivery-for-neuroprotection
#19
Hari S Sharma, Ranjana Patnaik, Dafin F Muresanu, José V Lafuente, Asya Ozkizilcik, Z Ryan Tian, Ala Nozari, Aruna Sharma
The possibility that histamine influences the spinal cord pathophysiology following trauma through specific receptor-mediated upregulation of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) was examined in a rat model. A focal spinal cord injury (SCI) was inflicted by a longitudinal incision into the right dorsal horn of the T10-11 segments. The animals were allowed to survive 5h. The SCI significantly induced breakdown of the blood-spinal cord barrier to protein tracers, reduced the spinal cord blood flow at 5h, and increased the edema formation and massive upregulation of nNOS expression...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132543/intravenous-administration-of-functionalized-magnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-does-not-induce-cns-injury-in-the-rat-influence-of-spinal-cord-trauma-and-cerebrolysin-treatment
#20
Preeti K Menon, Aruna Sharma, José V Lafuente, Dafin F Muresanu, Zoraida P Aguilar, Y Anderw Wang, Ranjana Patnaik, Herbert Mössler, Hari S Sharma
Influence of iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles (IOMNPs, 10nm in diameter, 0.25 or 0.50mg/mL in 100μL, i.v.) on the blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability, edema formation, and neuronal or glial changes within 4-24h after administration was examined in normal rats and after a focal spinal cord injury (SCI). Furthermore, effect of cerebrolysin, a balanced composition of several neurotrophic factors, and active peptide fragments was also evaluated on IOMNP-induced changes in central nervous system (CNS) pathology...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
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