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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324162/reduction-of-relative-centrifugal-forces-increases-growth-factor-release-within-solid-platelet-rich-fibrin-prf-based-matrices-a-proof-of-concept-of-lscc-low-speed-centrifugation-concept
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K El Bagdadi, A Kubesch, X Yu, S Al-Maawi, A Orlowska, A Dias, P Booms, E Dohle, R Sader, C J Kirkpatrick, J Choukroun, S Ghanaati
Purpose The present study evaluated the platelet distribution pattern and growth factor release (VEGF, TGF-β1 and EGF) within three PRF (platelet-rich-fibrin) matrices (PRF, A-PRF and A-PRF+) that were prepared using different relative centrifugation forces (RCF) and centrifugation times. Materials and methods immunohistochemistry was conducted to assess the platelet distribution pattern within three PRF matrices. The growth factor release was measured over 10 days using ELISA. Results The VEGF protein content showed the highest release on day 7; A-PRF+ showed a significantly higher rate than A-PRF and PRF...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317463/expression-of-a-morn-repeat-protein-from-euplotes-octocarinatus-requires-a-1-programmed-ribosomal-frameshifting
#2
Lili Wei, Xuemei Zhao, Ruanlin Wang, Yuejun Fu, Baofeng Chai, Aihua Liang
Analysis of transcriptome revealed that a membrane occupation and recognition nexus (MORN) repeat protein-encoding gene of Euplotes octocarinatus (Eo-morn-9-31) was a candidate for programmed +1 ribosomal frameshifting (+1 PRF). In this study, a dual-luciferase assay was performed to detect its expression. The result showed that the MORN repeat protein (Eo-MORN-9-31) could be produced by the +1 PRF event during the process of translation in yeast and the frameshifting efficiency was about 4-5%. We further confirmed its reality by western blot and mass spectrometry...
March 20, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301597/boiling-histotripsy-lesion-characterization-on-a-clinical-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-system
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Avinash Eranki, Navid Farr, Ari Partanen, Karun V Sharma, Hong Chen, Christopher T Rossi, Satya V V N Kothapalli, Matthew Oetgen, AeRang Kim, Ayele H Negussie, David Woods, Bradford J Wood, Peter C W Kim, Pavel S Yarmolenko
PURPOSE: High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a non-invasive therapeutic technique that can thermally ablate tumors. Boiling histotripsy (BH) is a HIFU approach that can emulsify tissue in a few milliseconds. Lesion volume and temperature effects for different BH sonication parameters are currently not well characterized. In this work, lesion volume, temperature distribution, and area of lethal thermal dose were characterized for varying BH sonication parameters in tissue-mimicking phantoms (TMP) and demonstrated in ex vivo tissues...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295474/significant-predictive-factors-for-subfertility-in-patients-with-subclinical-varicocele
#4
S S-S Chen
We made a retrospective study to determine useful parameters for predicting subfertility in patients with subclinical varicocele (SV). One hundred and fifty men with SV and 17 age-matched men without SV were divided into three groups: Group 1, subfertile patients (n = 15); Group 2, fertile patients (n = 135); and Group 3, control patients (n = 17). Their age, body mass index (BMI), semen analysis, scrotal temperature, testicular volume, resistive index (RI), pulsatility index (PI) and peak retrograde flow (PRF) were compared...
March 10, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294200/four-year-post-loading-results-of-full-arch-rehabilitation-with-immediate-placement-and-immediate-loading-implants-a-retrospective-controlled-study
#5
Alain Simonpieri, Roberta Gasparro, Giuseppe Pantaleo, Jolanda Mignogna, Francesco Riccitiello, Gilberto Sammartino
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate implant survival rate and to measure peri-implant bone changes in fullarch rehabilitations with immediate placement and immediate loading implants with platform switching and Morse taper connection, in addition to platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) and buccal bone augmentation, after 4 years of follow-up. METHOD AND MATERIALS: In this retrospective controlled study, patients who had been fully rehabilitated with immediate placement and immediate loading implants were evaluated 4 years post-loading...
March 14, 2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293182/visual-field-map-clusters-in-high-order-visual-processing-organization-of-v3a-v3b-and-a-new-cloverleaf-cluster-in-the-posterior-superior-temporal-sulcus
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Brian Barton, Alyssa A Brewer
The cortical hierarchy of the human visual system has been shown to be organized around retinal spatial coordinates throughout much of low- and mid-level visual processing. These regions contain visual field maps (VFMs) that each follows the organization of the retina, with neighboring aspects of the visual field processed in neighboring cortical locations. On a larger, macrostructural scale, groups of such sensory cortical field maps (CFMs) in both the visual and auditory systems are organized into roughly circular cloverleaf clusters...
2017: Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284560/computational-discovery-of-niclosamide-ethanolamine-a-repurposed-drug-candidate-that-reduces-growth-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-in-vitro-and-in-mice-by-inhibiting-cdc37-signaling
#7
Bin Chen, Wei Wei, Li Ma, Bin Yang, Ryan M Gill, Mei-Sze Chua, Atul J Butte, Samuel So
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Drug repositioning offers a shorter approval process than new drug development. We therefore searched large public datasets of drug-induced gene expression signatures to identify agents that might be effective against hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: We searched public databases of mRNA expression patterns reported from HCC specimens from patients, HCC cell lines, and cells exposed to various drugs. We identified drugs that might specifically increase expression of genes that are downregulated in HCCs and reduce expression of genes upregulated in HCCs using a non-parametric, rank-based pattern-matching strategy based on the Kolmogorov-Smirnov statistic...
March 8, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283682/reduction-of-relative-centrifugation-force-within-injectable-platelet-rich-fibrin-prf-concentrates-advances-patients-own-inflammatory-cells-platelets-and-growth-factors-the-first-introduction-to-the-low-speed-centrifugation-concept
#8
J Choukroun, S Ghanaati
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to analyze systematically the influence of the relative centrifugation force (RCF) on leukocytes, platelets and growth factor release within fluid platelet-rich fibrin matrices (PRF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Systematically using peripheral blood from six healthy volunteers, the RCF was reduced four times for each of the three experimental protocols (I-III) within the spectrum (710-44 g), while maintaining a constant centrifugation time...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277063/quantification-of-growth-factors-in-different-platelet-concentrates
#9
Jing Qiao, Na An, Xiangying Ouyang
Concentrated growth factor (CGF), a new generation of platelet concentrate product, appears to have more abundant growth factors because of its special centrifugation process. However, there are few studies supporting this. This study was designed to evaluate the contents of major growth factors in CGF and compare them with those found in PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and PRF (platelet-rich fibrin). PRP, PRF, and CGF were obtained from the same samples of peripheral blood. Concentrations of five representative growth factors in platelets were measured with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA): platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB), transforming growth factor β-1 (TGF-β1), insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF)...
February 21, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276928/plectin-deficiency-in-liver-cancer-cells-promotes-cell-migration-and-sensitivity-to-sorafenib-treatment
#10
Chiung-Chi Cheng, Wei-Ting Chao, Chen-Chun Liao, Yu-Hui Tseng, Yen-Chang Clark Lai, Yih-Shyong Lai, Yung-Hsiang Hsu, Yi-Hsiang Liu
Plectin involved in activation of kinases in cell signaling pathway and plays important role in cell morphology and migration. Plectin knockdown promotes cell migration by activating focal adhesion kinase and Rac1-GTPase activity in liver cells. Sorafenib is a multi-targeting tyrosine kinase inhibitor that improves patient survival on hepatocellular carcinoma. The aim of this study is to investigate the correlation between the expression of plectin and cell migration as well as the sensitivity of hepatoma cell lines exposing to sorafenib...
February 17, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273236/three-dimensional-structure-and-cytokine-distribution-of-platelet-rich-fibrin
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Meng-Yi Bai, Ching-Wei Wang, Jyun-Yi Wang, Ming-Fang Lin, Wing P Chan
OBJECTIVES: Previous reports have revealed that several cytokines (including platelet-derived growth factor-BB, transforming growth factors-β1 and insulin-like growth factor-1) can enhance the rate of bone formation and synthesis of extracellular matrix in orthopaedics or periodontology. This study aimed to determine the concentration of cytokines within platelet-rich fibrin microstructures and investigate whether there are differences in the different portions of platelet-rich fibrin, which has implications for proper clinical use of platelet-rich fibrin gel...
February 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256303/polyphenol-rich-fraction-of-parquetina-nigrescens-mitigates-dichlorvos-induced-neurotoxicity-and-apoptosis
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Grace Onyeche Ochigbo, Adebowale Bernard Saba, Ademola Adetokunbo Oyagbemi, Temidayo Olutayo Omobowale, Ebunoluwa Racheal Asenuga
BACKGROUND: Parquetina nigrescens (Afzel.) Bullock of the family Asclepiadaceae is known for its antioxidant effects with wide range of uses in Southwestern Nigeria especially in traditional medicine. This study was undertaken to explore if polyphenol-rich fraction (prf) from P. nigrescens will ameliorate dichlorvos-induced neurotoxicity and apoptosis. The exploration utilized evaluation of markers of oxidative stress, apoptosis and serum acetylcholinesterase (AchE) levels. METHODS: Forty Wistar rats randomly placed in four groups were utilized for the study...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251561/platelet-rich-fibrin-prepared-from-stored-whole-blood-samples
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Kazushige Isobe, Masashi Suzuki, Taisuke Watanabe, Yutaka Kitamura, Taiji Suzuki, Hideo Kawabata, Masayuki Nakamura, Toshimitsu Okudera, Hajime Okudera, Kohya Uematsu, Koh Nakata, Takaaki Tanaka, Tomoyuki Kawase
BACKGROUND: In regenerative therapy, self-clotted platelet concentrates, such as platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), are generally prepared on-site and are immediately used for treatment. If blood samples or prepared clots can be preserved for several days, their clinical applicability will expand. Here, we prepared PRF from stored whole-blood samples and examined their characteristics. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from non-smoking, healthy male donors (aged 27-67 years, N = 6), and PRF clots were prepared immediately or after storage for 1-2 days...
December 2017: International Journal of Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249808/potential-for-osseous-regeneration-of-platelet-rich-fibrin-a-comparative-study-in-mandibular-third-molar-impaction-sockets
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Mathew P Varghese, Suvy Manuel, L K Surej Kumar
PURPOSE: This study investigated the potential of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) for osseous regeneration and soft tissue healing in mandibular third molar impaction sockets. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective in vivo study was performed. Randomization was performed after extraction. On one side, the socket was sutured primarily (control site); on the other side, autologous PRF gel was placed and then the socket was sutured (test site). Postoperatively, grid periapical radiographs were obtained at periodic intervals (weeks 1, 4, and 16) and digitalized...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249517/a-low-jitter-self-break-repetitive-multi-stage-gas-switch
#15
Peng-Cheng Gao, Jian-Cang Su, Bo Zeng, Rui Li, Liang Zhao, Jie Cheng, Xu-Dong Qiu, Xiao-Long Wu
A megavolt low-jitter self-break repetitive gas switch is developed by the use of the corona stabilization and the multi-stage structure in this paper. This switch is multi-stage, consisting of one corona stabilization stage and subsequent rimfire stages. The corona stabilization stage breakdowns first, then the subsequent rimfire stages are self-fired by the over-voltage from the closure of the corona stabilization stage. SF6 is used in the switch. It has been proven by experiment that the multi-stage gas switch, which consists of one 1...
February 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248888/comparison-between-bipolar-pulsed-radiofrequency-and-monopolar-pulsed-radiofrequency-in-chronic-lumbosacral-radicular-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Min Cheol Chang, Yun Woo Cho, Sang Ho Ahn
BACKGROUND: Chronic lumbosacral radicular pain is a challenging medical problem with respect to therapeutic management. Many patients with lumbosacral radicular pain complain of persistent leg pain after transforaminal epidural steroid injection. Nowadays, pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) stimulation on the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) is widely used for controlling lumbosacral radicular pain. METHODS: We evaluated the effect of bipolar PRF on the DRG for the management of lumbosacral radicular pain...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241553/9-80-w-and-0-54-mj-actively-q-switched-nd-yag-nd-yvo-sub-4-sub-hybrid-gain-intracavity-raman-laser-at-1176-nm
#17
Pengbo Jiang, Xin Ding, Bin Li, Jian Liu, Xuanyi Yu, Guizhong Zhang, Bing Sun, Cen Zhao, Liang Wu, Jianquan Yao
Here we propose an efficient diode-end-pumped actively Q-switched 1176-nm Nd:YAG/Nd:YVO<sub>4</sub> hybrid gain intracavity Raman laser. By virtue of the construction of a coaxial double crystal, the laser not only can operate efficiently at low pulse repetition frequencies (PRFs), thereby realizing relatively high-energy and high-peak-power pulsed output, but also is capable of generating a high average output power at high PRFs. A maximum pulse energy of 0.54 mJ for the 1176-nm Stokes light is achieved at the PRF of 10 kHz, and the maximum average output power up to 9...
February 20, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236425/efficacy-of-platelet-rich-fibrin-after-mandibular-third-molar-extraction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Faez Saleh Al-Hamed, Mohamed Abdel-Monem Tawfik, Ehab Abdelfadil, Mohammed A Q Al-Saleh
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) on the healing process of the alveolar socket after surgical extraction of the mandibular third molars. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMed, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Scopus, and relevant journals were searched using a combination of specific keywords ("platelet-rich fibrin," "oral surgery," and "third molar"). The final search was conducted on November 2, 2015. Randomized controlled clinical trials, as well as controlled clinical trials, aimed at comparing the effect of PRF versus natural healing after extraction of mandibular third molars were included...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217060/ultrasonography-guided-pulsed-radiofrequency-of-sciatic-nerve-for-the-treatment-of-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-type-ii
#19
Yi Hwa Choi, Dong Jin Chang, Woon Suk Hwang, Jin Hwan Chung
Although the major mechanism of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) involves dysfunctional central or sympathetic nervous system activation, the peripheral nervous system also contributes significantly to its clinical manifestations. Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) is a recently developed treatment option for neuropathic pain syndromes. Here, we report a case of CRPS Type II after a femur fracture and sciatic nerve injury, in which the pain was treated successfully with ultrasonography-guided selective sciatic nerve PRF application...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216892/antioxidant-and-hepatoprotective-potential-of-phenol-rich-fraction-of-juniperus-communis-linn-leaves
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Akash Ved, Amresh Gupta, Ajay Kumar Singh Rawat
BACKGROUND: Juniperus communis Linn. is an important plant in India traditional system of medicine which is widely used by different tribes in many countries. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, the antioxidant, cytotoxic and hepatoprotective activities of Juniperus communis leaves were investigated against various models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ethanolic extract (70% v/v) of J. communis leaves was successively extracted using hexane and ethyl acetate to prepare various fractions...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
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