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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454244/proliferation-of-sphere-forming-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-is-suppressed-in-a-medium-without-glucose-and-arginine-but-with-galactose-and-ornithine
#1
Minoru Tomizawa, Fuminobu Shinozaki, Yasufumi Motoyoshi, Takao Sugiyama, Shigenori Yamamoto, Naoki Ishige
Resistance to sorafenib in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells exhibiting stemness was evaluated using a sphere formation assay. A hepatocyte selection medium (HSM) deficient in glucose and arginine was used to suppress the proliferation of cell spheres composed of HLF and PLC/PRF/5 HCC cells, which were subjected to a sphere formation assay. Cell spheres were cultured with sorafenib and subjected to a cell proliferation assay and the expression levels of cytochrome P450 (CYP3A4) were analyzed in RNA extracted from sphere-forming cells using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438151/effect-of-platelet-rich-fibrin-on-edema-and-pain-following-third-molar-surgery-a-split-mouth-control-study
#2
Uğur Gülşen, Mehmet Fatih Şentürk
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy of platelet-rich fibrine (PRF) on postoperative edema and pain after impacted mandibular third molar surgery. METHODS: The prospective study was comprised 30 patients who presented for the removal of bilateral impacted mandibular third molar teeth. After extraction, the sockets were filled with PRF or without PRF in the study and control groups, respectively. Postoperative edema was measured with a flexible tape measure by calculating the distance between several facial landmarks on postoperative days two and seven...
April 24, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437133/the-impact-of-the-centrifuge-characteristics-and-centrifugation-protocols-on-the-cells-growth-factors-and-fibrin-architecture-of-a-leukocyte-and-platelet-rich-fibrin-l-prf-clot-and-membrane
#3
David M Dohan Ehrenfest, Nelson R Pinto, Andrea Pereda, Paula Jiménez, Marco Del Corso, Byung-Soo Kang, Mauricio Nally, Nicole Lanata, Hom-Lay Wang, Marc Quirynen
L-PRF (leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin) is one of the four families of platelet concentrates for surgical use and is widely used in oral and maxillofacial regenerative therapies. The first objective of this article was to evaluate the mechanical vibrations appearing during centrifugation in four models of commercially available table-top centrifuges used to produce L-PRF and the impact of the centrifuge characteristics on the cell and fibrin architecture of a L-PRF clot and membrane. The second objective of this article was to evaluate how changing some parameters of the L-PRF protocol may influence its biological signature, independently from the characteristics of the centrifuge...
April 24, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431328/effects-of-quantum-dots-on-the-ros-amount-of-liver-cancer-stem-cells
#4
Kunmeng Li, Chunhui Xia, Baiqi Wang, Hetao Chen, Tong Wang, Qian He, Hailong Cao, Yu Wang
Liver cancer (LC) is a serious disease that threatens human lives. LC has a high recurrence rate and poor prognosis. LC stem cells (LCSCs) play critical roles in these processes. However, the mechanism remains unclear. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) can be used to determine cell apoptosis and proliferation. However, studies of the effects of exogenous nanomaterials on LCSC ROS changes are rarely reported. In this work, quantum dots (QDs) were prepared using a hydrothermal method, and QDs were further modified with polyethylene glycol (PEG) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) using a chemical approach...
April 12, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430213/high-peak-power-hybrid-mopa-laser-with-tunable-pulse-repetition-frequency-and-pulse-duration
#5
Mingming Nie, Qiang Liu, Encai Ji, Xuezhe Cao, Fu Xing, Mali Gong
In this paper, we demonstrated a hybrid master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) laser with high peak power and widely tunable pulse repetition frequency (PRF) and pulse duration. The first-stage solid-state amplifier was carefully designed to keep good beam quality and supply high gain simultaneously. The maximum peak power of 760 kW was achieved with average power of 42 W, PRF of 50 kHz, pulse duration of 1.1 ns, and near-diffraction limited beam quality. The MOPA laser covers a broad tunable temporal range with 1-100 ns for pulse duration and 50 kHz-1 MHz for PRF...
April 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403104/effect-of-bipolar-pulsed-radiofrequency-on-refractory-chronic-cervical-radicular-pain-a-report-of-two-cases
#6
Min Cheol Chang
RATIONALE: Despite undergoing transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI), many patients complain of persisting cervical radicular pain. For the management of chronic cervical radicular pain, clinicians are widely applying pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) stimulation to dorsal root ganglions (DRGs). To enhance the effect of PRF stimulation, we conducted bipolar PRF stimulation in 2 patients with chronic cervical radicular pain that was refractory to monopolar PRF and repeated TFESIs...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401929/the-effect-of-l-prf-membranes-on-bone-healing-in-rabbit-tibiae-bone-defects-micro-ct-and-biomarker-results
#7
Fernanda Faot, Sanne Deprez, Katleen Vandamme, Germana V Camargos, Nelson Pinto, Jasper Wouters, Joost van den Oord, Marc Quirynen, Joke Duyck
More insight into the biological fundamentals of leukocyte platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) guided healing is necessary to recommend its application, in particular in deficient bone sites that need to support implants. This study investigated the short-term bone healing effect of L-PRF treatment in cylindrical non-critical sized bone defects with 3 mm diameter and 6 mm depth in tibiae of 18 adult male New Zealand White rabbits. After a randomization process, 96 bone defects were prepared and half of them were filled with a L-PRF membrane, while untreated defects in the opposite tibia served as control group...
April 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401197/platelet-rich-fibrin-prf-in-implants-dentistry-in-combination-with-new-bone-regenerative-flapless-technique-evolution-of-the-technique-and-final-results
#8
Antonio Cortese, Giuseppe Pantaleo, Massimo Amato, Candace M Howard, Lorenzo Pedicini, Pier Paolo Claudio
Most common techniques for alveolar bone augmentation are guided bone regeneration (GBR) and autologous bone grafting. GBR studies demonstrated long-term reabsorption using heterologous bone graft. A general consensus has been achieved in implant surgery for a minimal amount of 2 mm of healthy bone around the implant. A current height loss of about 3-4 mm will result in proper deeper implant insertion when alveolar bone expansion is not planned because of the dome shape of the alveolar crest. To manage this situation a split crest technique has been proposed for alveolar bone expansion and the implants' insertion in one stage surgery...
January 2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388803/cartilage-scales-embedded-in-fibrin-gel
#9
Milos Kovacevic, Frank Riedel, Jochen Wurm, Gregor M Bran
Multiple techniques have been described for dorsal nasal augmentation in rhinoplasty. In this article, we review common surgical techniques for raising the dorsum or eliminating dorsal irregularities, by highlighting inherent advantages and disadvantages of each method. Within the past few years, the use of diced cartilage grafts has become the workhorse in this field of interest. To overcome drawbacks of methods based on diced cartilage, we present a new concept for autologous augmentation, using regenerative medicine protocols...
April 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368056/ph-responsive-fluorescent-graphene-quantum-dots-for-fluorescence-guided-cancer-surgery-and-diagnosis
#10
Zetan Fan, Shixin Zhou, Cesar Garcia, Louzhen Fan, Jiangbing Zhou
Cancer remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. Improved cancer treatment requires enhancement of cancer diagnosis and detection. To achieve this goal, here we report a novel imaging probe, pH-responsive fluorescent graphene quantum dots (pRF-GQDs). pRF-GQDs were prepared by electrolysis of graphite rods in sodium p-toluenesulfonate acetonitrile solution. The resulting pRF-GQDs, which have minimal toxicity, display a sharp fluorescence transition between green and blue at pH 6.8, a pH matching the acidic extracellular microenvironment in solid tumors...
April 13, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364502/altered-cd8-t-cell-lymphocyte-function-and-tc1-cell-stemness-contribute-to-enhanced-malignant-tumor-properties-in-murine-models-of-sleep-apnea
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Mahzad Akbarpour, Abdelnaby Khalyfa, Zhuanghong Qiao, Alex Gileles-Hillel, Isaac Almendros, Ramon Farré, David Gozal
Study Objective: The presence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with cancer appears to be accompanied by poorer outcomes. However, the mechanisms underlying such association are unknown. Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs), including CD8+ T cells, function as cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) and mount immune responses to cancer by the release of cytolytic enzymes, including granzyme B (GzmB), perforin (Prf), and cytokines such as interferon (IFN)-γ. Methods: Using established in vivo mouse models, we investigated CD8+ T cells and cancer stem cells (CSCs) in intermittent hypoxia (IH) and sleep fragmentation (SF) in the context of tumor environment...
February 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363866/interferon-induces-interleukin-8-and-bone-marrow-stromal-cell-antigen-2-expression-inhibiting-the-production-of-hepatitis-b-virus-surface-antigen-from-human-hepatocytes
#12
Yuki Haga, Tatsuo Kanda, Shingo Nakamoto, Masato Nakamura, Reina Sasaki, Shuang Wu, Osamu Yokosuka
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) surface antigen (HBsAg) loss is one of the treatment goals of chronic HBV infection. Bone marrow stromal cell antigen 2 (BST2) is one of the interferon (IFN)-stimulated genes (ISGs) and inhibits the release of various enveloped viruses. Here we examined the effects of antiviral treatment on HBsAg levels and its intracellular mechanism in HBsAg-producing hepatocytes. In PLC/PRF/5 and Huh1, IFNα-2a treatment decreased HBsAg levels in their conditioned media. Upregulation of interleukin 8 (IL8), toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) and interferon gamma-induced protein 10 (IP10) mRNAs was associated with the reduction of HBsAg in both PLC/PRF/5 and Huh1...
May 6, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358761/histomorphometric-comparison-of-bone-regeneration-in-critical-sized-bone-defects-using-demineralized-bone-matrix-platelet-rich-fibrin-and-hyaluronic-acid-as-bone-substitutes
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Alper Sindel, Ömür Dereci, Havva Serap Toru, Sinan Tozoğlu
AIM: To compare bone regeneration in the critical-sized bone defects grafted with demineralized bone matrix, platelet-rich fibrin, and hyaluronic acid in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty Wistar Albino rats allocated into 4 experimental groups: platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) group, noncross-linked hyaluronic acid gel (HA) group, demineralized bone matrix in putty form (DBM) group, and control group. A critical-sized defect of 8 mm was formed involving the sagittal suture for each rat under anesthetic induction...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357404/painvision%C3%A2-apparatus-for-assessment-of-efficacy-of-pulsed-radiofrequency-combined-with-pharmacological-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-postherpetic-neuralgia-and-correlations-with-measurements
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Dong Wang, Kai Zhang, ShaoLong Han, LingZhi Yu
Objective. PainVision device was a developed application for the evaluation of pain intensity. The objective was to assess the efficacy and safety of pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) combined with pharmacological therapy in the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). We also discussed the correlation of the measurements. Method. Forty patients with PHN were randomized for treatment with PRF combined with pharmacological therapy (PRF group, n = 20) or pharmacological therapy (control group, n = 20) at postoperative 48 hours...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356961/2-deoxyglucose-and-sorafenib-synergistically-suppress-the-proliferation-and-motility-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#15
Minoru Tomizawa, Fuminobu Shinozaki, Yasufumi Motoyoshi, Takao Sugiyama, Shigenori Yamamoto, Naoki Ishige
Cancer cells consume more glucose than normal cells, mainly due to their increased rate of glycolysis. 2-Deoxy-d-glucose (2DG) is an analogue of glucose, and sorafenib is a kinase inhibitor and molecular agent used to treat hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The present study aimed to demonstrate whether combining 2DG and sorafenib suppresses tumor cell proliferation and motility more effectively than either drug alone. HLF and PLC/PRF/5 HCC cells were incubated with sorafenib with or without 1 µM 2DG, and subjected to a proliferation assay...
February 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353611/comparison-of-intra-articular-lumbar-facet-joint-pulsed-radiofrequency-and-intra-articular-lumbar-facet-joint-corticosteroid-injection-for-management-of-lumbar-facet-joint-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Kyung Hee Do, Sang Ho Ahn, Yun Woo Cho, Min Cheol Chang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to demonstrate the effect of intra-articular (IA) lumbar facet joint (LFJ) pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) for the management of LFJ pain, and to compare the effect of IA LFJ PRF to IA corticosteroid injection (ICI). Pathology in the LFJ is a common source of lower back pain (LBP). It is responsible for chronic LBP in approximately 15% to 45% of patients. It has been reported that PRF stimulation can effectively reduce refractory joint pain. METHODS: Sixty patients with LFJ pain were recruited and randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups: the IA PRF group and the ICI group...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351189/effects-of-an-injectable-platelet-rich-fibrin-on-osteoblast-behavior-and-bone-tissue-formation-in-comparison-to-platelet-rich-plasma
#17
Xuzhu Wang, Yufeng Zhang, Joseph Choukroun, Shahram Ghanaati, Richard J Miron
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been utilized for many years as a regenerative agent capable of inducing vascularization of various tissues using blood-derived growth factors. Despite this, drawbacks mostly related to the additional use of anti-coagulants found in PRP have been shown to inhibit the wound healing process. For these reasons, a novel platelet concentrate has recently been developed with no additives by utilizing lower centrifugation speeds. The purpose of this study was therefore to investigate osteoblast behavior of this novel therapy (injectable-platelet-rich fibrin; i-PRF, 100% natural with no additives) when compared to traditional PRP...
March 29, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342979/guggulsterone-sensitized-drug-resistant-human-hepatocarcinoma-cells-to-doxorubicin-through-a-cox-2-p-gp-dependent-pathway
#18
Hong-Bin Xu, Jun Fu, Fang Huang, Jing Yu
Previous researches indicated that cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2) might be involved in P-glycoprotein (P-gp)-mediated multidrug resistance in hepatocellular carcinoma cells. Doxorubicin-resistant hepatocellular carcinoma PLC/PRF/5 cells (PLC/PRF/5R) and HepG2 (HepG2R) cells were developed in the present study. The modulatory effect of guggulsterone on Cox-2 and P-gp in PLC/PRF/5R and HepG2R cells was investigated. Cells proliferation, Cox-2 and P-gp expression, and prostaglandin E2 release were examined using MTT, flow cytometry, western blot and ELISA assays...
May 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339446/pulsed-radiofrequency-ablation-of-pudendal-nerve-for-treatment-of-a-case-of-refractory-pelvic-pain
#19
Vadim Petrov-Kondratov, Avneesh Chhabra, Stephanie Jones
Pudendal neuralgia (PN) is a result of pudendal nerve entrapment or injury, also called "Alcock syndrome." Pain that develops is often chronic, and at times debilitating. If conservative measures fail, invasive treatment modalities can be considered. The goal of this case report is to add to a small body of literature that a pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) ablation can be effectively used to treat PN and to show that high resolution MR neurography imaging can be used to detect pudendal neuropathy. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 51-year-old woman with 5 years of worsening right groin and vulva pain...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339440/pulsed-radiofrequency-to-the-dorsal-root-ganglion-in-acute-herpes-zoster-and-postherpetic-neuralgia
#20
Koohyun Kim, Daehyun Jo, EungDon Kim
BACKGROUND: Latent varicella zoster virus reactivates mainly in sensory ganglia such as the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) or trigeminal ganglion. The DRG contains many receptor channels and is an important region for pain signal transduction. Sustained abnormal electrical activity to the spinal cord via the DRG in acute herpes zoster can result in neuropathic conditions such as postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). Although the efficacy of pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) application to the DRG in various pain conditions has been previously reported, the application of PRF to the DRG in patients with herpes zoster has not yet been studied...
March 2017: Pain Physician
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