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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161796/-small-bowel-perforation-caused-by-press-through-package
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Jung Seok Kim, Jae Myung Cha, Min Seob Kwak, Jin Young Yoon, Jung Won Jeon, Hyun Phil Shin, Kwang Ro Joo, Joung Il Lee, Hye Young Kim
With an increased use of the press-through package (PTP) tablet, there has also been an increase in mis-swallowing cases, especially in elderly patients. We report a rare case of PTP-induced small bowel perforation and fistula formation with adjacent small bowel in a healthy elderly patient, who experienced persistent abdominal pain of unknown cause. A 62-year-old healthy man was admitted to our hospital with left abdominal pain that started one month ago. Neither abdominal tenderness nor rebound tenderness was present on physical examination...
November 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161296/epithelial-periostin-expression-is-correlated-with-poor-survival-in-patients-with-invasive-breast-carcinoma
#2
Ga-Eon Kim, Ji Shin Lee, Min Ho Park, Jung Han Yoon
Invasion and metastasis are direct causes of mortality in patients with breast cancer and require reciprocal interactions between cancer cells and the extracellular matrix (ECM). Periostin, a fasciclin-containing adhesive ECM glycoprotein, is frequently overexpressed in various types of human cancer, and its overexpression in cancer-associated stroma and/or cancer cells is usually associated with poor clinical outcomes. However, the expression of periostin in the successive steps of breast tumorigenesis and its association with outcome variables have not been well established in breast carcinoma...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161240/rapid-nodal-staging-of-head-and-neck-cancer-surgical-specimens-with-flow-cytometric-analysis
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Valtteri Häyry, Åsa Kågedal, Eric Hjalmarsson, Pedro Farrajota Neves da Silva, Cecilia Drakskog, Gregori Margolin, Susanna Kumlien Georén, Eva Munck-Wikland, Ola Winqvist, Lars Olaf Cardell
BACKGROUND: Detection of metastatic spread of head and neck cancer to cervical lymph nodes is essential for optimal design of therapy. Undetected metastases lead to mortality, which can be prevented by better detection methods. METHODS: We analysed 41 lymph nodes from 19 patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Each lymph node was divided in two, one half processed for histopathology and the other half dissociated into single-cell suspension, stained for the carcinoma cell markers cytokeratin 5/8 (CK5/8), epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) and epithelial mucin (MUC-1), and analysed with flow cytometry...
November 21, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160425/local-and-systemic-effects-of-fibrin-and-cyanoacrylate-adhesives-on-lung-lesions-in-rabbits
#4
Marcus V H Carvalho, Evaldo Marchi, Andre J Fruchi, Bruno V B Dias, Clovis L Pinto, Geovane R Dos Santos, Milena M P Acencio
OBJECTIVES: Tissue adhesives can be used to prevent pulmonary air leaks, which frequently occur after lung interventions. The objective of this study is to evaluate local and systemic effects of fibrin and cyanoacrylate tissue adhesives on lung lesions in rabbits. METHODS: Eighteen rabbits were submitted to videothoracoscopy + lung incision alone (control) or videothoracoscopy + lung incision + local application of fibrin or cyanoacrylate adhesive. Blood samples were collected and assessed for leukocyte, neutrophil and lymphocyte counts and interleukin-8 levels preoperatively and at 48 hours and 28 days post-operatively...
October 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160307/a-non-canonical-notch-complex-regulates-adherens-junctions-and-vascular-barrier-function
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William J Polacheck, Matthew L Kutys, Jinling Yang, Jeroen Eyckmans, Yinyu Wu, Hema Vasavada, Karen K Hirschi, Christopher S Chen
The vascular barrier that separates blood from tissues is actively regulated by the endothelium and is essential for transport, inflammation, and haemostasis1. Haemodynamic shear stress plays a critical role in maintaining endothelial barrier function2, but how this occurs remains unknown. Here, using an engineered organotypic model of perfused microvessels and confirming in mouse models, we identify that activation of the Notch1 transmembrane receptor directly regulates vascular barrier function through a non-canonical, transcription independent signalling mechanism that drives adherens junction assembly...
November 13, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158740/xeno-free-strategies-for-safe-human-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cell-expansion-supplements-and-coatings
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REVIEW
M Cimino, R M Gonçalves, C C Barrias, M C L Martins
Human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (hMSCs) have generated great interest in regenerative medicine mainly due to their multidifferentiation potential and immunomodulatory role. Although hMSC can be obtained from different tissues, the number of available cells is always low for clinical applications, thus requiring in vitro expansion. Most of the current protocols for hMSC expansion make use of fetal bovine serum (FBS) as a nutrient-rich supplement. However, regulatory guidelines encourage novel xeno-free alternatives to define safer and standardized protocols for hMSC expansion that preserve their intrinsic therapeutic potential...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157305/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-a-floxed-neo-cassette-within-the-dystroglycan-dag1-gene
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Francesca Sciandra, Bianca Maria Scicchitano, Giulia Signorino, Maria Giulia Bigotti, Barbara Tavazzi, Francesca Lombardi, Manuela Bozzi, Gigliola Sica, Bruno Giardina, Sandra Blaess, Andrea Brancaccio
OBJECTIVE: Dystroglycan (DG) is an adhesion complex formed by two subunits, α-DG and β-DG. In skeletal muscle, DG is part of the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex that is crucial for sarcolemma stability and it is involved in a plethora of muscular dystrophy phenotypes. Due to the important role played by DG in skeletal muscle stability as well as in a wide variety of other tissues including brain and the peripheral nervous system, it is essential to investigate its genetic assembly and transcriptional regulation...
November 21, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156340/fabricating-hierarchical-micro-and-nano-structures-on-implantable-co-cr-mo-alloy-for-tissue-engineering-by-one-step-laser-ablation
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Liguo Qin, Hongxing Wu, Junde Guo, Xinan Feng, Guangneng Dong, Jinyou Shao, Qunfeng Zeng, Yali Zhang, Yuanbin Qin
Surface texturing is one of the effective strategies to improve bioactivity of implantable materials. In this study, hierarchical micro and nano structure (HMN) were fabricated on Co-Cr-Mo alloy substrate by a movable picosecond laser irradiation. Respectively, microgrooves with nano ripples and islands were produced on Co-Cr-Mo alloy by low and high laser power density. X-ray diffraction apparatus (XRD) phase analysis illustrated that substrate was in the phase of γ- face-centered cubic structure (FCC) before laser treatment, while it was in ε-hexagonal closest packing structure (HCP) phase dominant after laser treatment...
November 17, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156107/hemodynamic-force-triggers-rapid-netosis-within-sterile-thrombotic-occlusions
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X Yu, J Tan, S L Diamond
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are released when neutrophils encounter infectious pathogens, especially during sepsis. Additionally, NETosis occurs during venous and arterial thrombosis, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and trauma. OBJECTIVE: We tested if hemodynamic forces trigger NETosis during sterile thrombosis. METHODS: NETs were imaged with Sytox-green during microfluidic perfusion of Factor XIIa-inhibited or thrombin-inhibited human whole blood over fibrillar collagen (± tissue factor)...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155856/treatment-with-solubilized-silk-derived-protein-sdp-enhances-rabbit-corneal-epithelial-wound-healing
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Waleed Abdel-Naby, Brigette Cole, Aihong Liu, Jingbo Liu, Pengxia Wan, Ryan Schreiner, David W Infanger, Nicholas B Paulson, Brian D Lawrence, Mark I Rosenblatt
There is a significant clinical need to improve current therapeutic approaches to treat ocular surface injuries and disease, which affect hundreds of millions of people annually worldwide. The work presented here demonstrates that the presence of Silk-Derived Protein (SDP) on the healing rabbit corneal surface, administered in an eye drop formulation, corresponds with an enhanced epithelial wound healing profile. Rabbit corneas were denuded of their epithelial surface, and then treated for 72-hours with either PBS or PBS containing 5 or 20 mg/mL SDP in solution four times per day...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155154/poly-l-lactic-acid-nanofibers-containing-cissus-quadrangularis-induced-osteogenic-differentiation-in-vitro
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K Parvathi, Amit G Krishnan, A Anitha, R Jayakumar, Manitha B Nair
Cissus quadrangularis (CQ) is known as "bone setter" because of its ability to enhance fracture healing. Polymers incorporated with CQ at lower concentration have shown to enhance osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in vitro. However, for the healing of clinically relevant critical sized bone defects, large amount of CQ would be required. Based on this perception, a herbal fibrous sheet containing high weight percentage of CQ [20,40 and 60wt/wt% in poly (L-lactic acid) (PLLA)] was fabricated through electrospinning...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153094/differences-between-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-and-small-lymphocytic-lymphoma-cells-by-proteomic-profiling-and-snp-microarray-analysis
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Jennifer A Tooze, Edita Hamzic, Fenella Willis, Ruth Pettengell
The majority of malignant cells in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) circulate in the peripheral blood whereas small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) cells reside in tissues. The aim of this study was to detect differences in chemokine receptor expression, DNA single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) microarray analysis and proteomic profiling to help elucidate why the cells remain in their respective environments. We identified by flow cytometric studies of chemokine receptors and DNA SNP microarray analysis significant differences between cells from CLL and SLL patients...
December 2017: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152631/mask-free-fabrication-of-a-versatile-microwell-chip-for-multidimensional-cellular-analysis-and-drug-screening
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Wenguang Yang, Haibo Yu, Gongxin Li, Fanan Wei, Yuechao Wang, Lianqing Liu
Cells are frequently studied because they are basic structural, functional, and biological units of living organisms. Extracting features from cellular behaviors can facilitate decision making in medical diagnoses and represents an important aspect in the development of biomedical engineering. Previous studies have just focused on either the individual cell or cell clusters separately, which leads to a great lack of information. Microwell technologies could address the challenges of in vitro cellular studies, from individual cell studies to 3D functional assays, by providing more information from smaller sample volumes and enabling the incorporation of low-cost high-throughput assays in the drug discovery process...
November 20, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152216/macrophage-polarization-is-related-to-the-pathogenesis-of-decompression-induced-lung-injury
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REVIEW
Cui-Hong Han, Pei-Xi Zhang, Wen-Wu Liu
Studies have shown that blood bubbles may be detectable and there is ultrasonic evidence of acute interstitial lung edema even after diving without protocol violation. Macrophages play a central role in the inflammation, and macrophage polarization is closely related to the pathogenesis some lung diseases. Available findings indicate that decompression may induce the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, chemokines, and adhesion molecules in the blood and tissues, which are associated with the macrophage polarization, and hyperbaric treatment may exert therapeutic effects on decompression related diseases via regulating these factors...
July 2017: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152122/cisplatin-radiosensitizes-radioresistant-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Alexander Rühle, Ramon Lopez Perez, Christin Glowa, Klaus-Josef Weber, Anthony D Ho, Jürgen Debus, Rainer Saffrich, Peter E Huber, Nils H Nicolay
Cisplatin-based chemo-radiotherapy is widely used to treat cancers with often severe therapy-associated late toxicities. While mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) were shown to aid regeneration of cisplatin- or radiation-induced tissue lesions, the effect of the combined treatment on the stem cells remains unknown. Here we demonstrate that cisplatin treatment radiosensitized human bone marrow-derived MSCs in a dose-dependent manner and increased levels of radiation-induced apoptosis. However, the defining stem cell properties of MSCs remained largely intact after cisplatin-based chemo-radiation, and stem cell motility, adhesion, surface marker expression and the characteristic differentiation potential were not significantly influenced...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150671/urothelial-cancer-proteomics-provides-both-prognostic-and-functional-information
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Guillermo de Velasco, Lucia Trilla-Fuertes, Angelo Gamez-Pozo, Maria Urbanowicz, Gustavo Ruiz-Ares, Juan M Sepúlveda, Guillermo Prado-Vazquez, Jorge M Arevalillo, Andrea Zapater-Moros, Hilario Navarro, Rocio Lopez-Vacas, Ray Manneh, Irene Otero, Felipe Villacampa, Jesus M Paramio, Juan Angel Fresno Vara, Daniel Castellano
Traditionally, bladder cancer has been classified based on histology features. Recently, some works have proposed a molecular classification of invasive bladder tumors. To determine whether proteomics can define molecular subtypes of  muscle invasive urothelial cancer (MIUC) and allow evaluating the status of biological processes and its clinical value. 58 MIUC patients who underwent curative surgical resection at our institution between 2006 and 2012 were included. Proteome was evaluated by high-throughput proteomics in routinely archive FFPE tumor tissue...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150280/nk-cell-recruitment-and-exercise-potential-immunotherapeutic-role-of-shear-stress-and-endothelial-health
#17
William Evans
Positive cancer patient outcomes, including increased time to recurrent events, have been associated with increased counts and function of natural killer (NK) cells. NK cell counts and function are elevated following acute exercise, and the generally accepted mechanism of increased recruitment suggests that binding of epinephrine releases NK cells from endothelial tissue via decreases in adhesion molecules following. I propose that blood flow-induced shear stress may also play a role in NK cell recruitment from the endothelium...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149821/statins-therapy-for-connective-tissue-diseases-new-therapeutic-opportunities
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Przemyslaw J Kotyla, Eugene J Kucharz
Background and Objective Statins, 3-hydroxyl-3-methyl-glutharyl Coenzyme A reductase inhibitors showed their therapeutic potential in the treatment of atherosclerosis-related diseases. Recently, the properties of statins, separate from their lipid lowering activity have attracted much attention. These properties that cover a wide area of physiopathological activities including cell maturation, immune response regulation, tissue fibrosis, endothelial activity and are called pleiotropic activity. Many in vitro studies demonstrated significant, statins-dependent regulation of immune system reactivity, reduction of pro-inflammatory and pro-fibrotic cytokines as well as suppression of endothelial activity and damage...
November 15, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148617/microfibers-as-physiologically-relevant-platforms-for-creation-of-3d-cell-cultures
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REVIEW
Marilyn C McNamara, Farrokh Sharifi, Alex H Wrede, Daniel F Kimlinger, Deepak-George Thomas, Jonathan B Vander Wiel, Yuanfen Chen, Reza Montazami, Nicole N Hashemi
Microfibers have received much attention due to their promise for creating flexible and highly relevant tissue models for use in biomedical applications such as 3D cell culture, tissue modeling, and clinical treatments. A generated tissue or implanted material should mimic the natural microenvironment in terms of structural and mechanical properties as well as cell adhesion, differentiation, and growth rate. Therefore, the mechanical and biological properties of the fibers are of importance. This paper briefly introduces common fiber fabrication approaches, provides examples of polymers used in biomedical applications, and then reviews the methods applied to modify the mechanical and biological properties of fibers fabricated using different approaches for creating a highly controlled microenvironment for cell culturing...
November 17, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148548/acrylate-based-materials-for-heart-valve-scaffold-engineering
#20
Rosaria Santoro, Seshasailam Venkateswaran, Francesco Amadeo, Rong Zhang, Maura Brioschi, Anthony Callanan, Marco Agrifoglio, Cristina Banfi, Mark Bradley, Maurizio Pesce
Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is the most frequent cardiac valve pathology. Its standard treatment consists of surgical replacement either with mechanical (metal made) or biological (animal tissue made) valve prostheses, both of which have glaring deficiencies. In the search for novel materials to manufacture artificial valve tissue, we have conducted a high-throughput screening with subsequent up-scaling to identify non-degradable polymer substrates that promote valve interstitial cells (VICs) adherence/growth and, at the same time, prevent their evolution toward a pro-calcific phenotype...
November 17, 2017: Biomaterials Science
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