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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222823/dominant-role-of-microglial-and-macrophage-innate-immune-responses-in-human-ischemic-infarcts
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Tobias Zrzavy, Joana Machado-Santos, Sheren Christine, Christoph Baumgartner, Howard L Weiner, Oleg Butovsky, Hans Lassmann
Inflammatory mechanisms, involving granulocytes, T-cells, B-cells, macrophages and activated microglia, have been suggested to play a pathogenic role in experimental models of stroke and may be targets for therapeutic intervention. However, knowledge on the inflammatory response in human stroke lesions is limited. Here, we performed a quantitative study on the inflammatory reaction in human ischemic infarct lesions. We found increased numbers of T-lymphocytes, mainly CD8+ cells, but not of B-lymphocytes. Their number was very low in comparison to that seen in inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system and they did not show signs of activation...
December 8, 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222694/preparation-and-evaluation-of-decellularized-porcine-carotid-arteries-cross-linked-by-genipin-the-preliminary-results
#2
Yongquan Gu, Fei Wang, Rong Wang, Jianxin Li, Cong Wang, Liqiang Li, Zeqin Xu, Jian Zhang
Decellularized arteries have been considered as promising scaffolds for small-diameter vascular substitutes. However, weakened mechanical properties, immunological rejection and rapid degradation after transplantation still exist after decellularization. Previous studies indicated that genipin cross-linking can solve these problems. Therefore, genipin was selected as the cross-linking agent for the pre-treatment of decellularized arteries in our study. Histological analysis, scanning electron microscopy, mechanical properties analysis and subcutaneous embedding experiment were adopted to investigate the efficiency of decellularization and the effect of genipin cross-linking on improving mechanical, structural and biological properties of decellularized arteries...
December 8, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221110/a-seven-gene-signature-predicts-overall-survival-of-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
#3
Huarong Chen, Xiaoqiang Sun, Weiting Ge, Yun Qian, Rui Bai, Shu Zheng
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a major cause of global cancer mortality. Gene expression profiles can help predict prognosis of patients with CRC. In most of previous studies, disease recurrence was analyzed as the survival endpoint. Thus we aim to build a robust gene signature for prediction of overall survival (OS) in patients with CRC. Fresh frozen CRC tissues from 64 patients were analyzed using Affymetrix HG-U133plus 2.0 gene arrays. By performing univariate survival analysis, 6487 genes were found to be associated with the OS in our cohort...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218390/gemelli-obturator-complex-in-the-deep-gluteal-space-an-anatomic-and-dynamic-study
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Ramon Balius, Antonio Susín, Carles Morros, Montse Pujol, Dolores Pérez-Cuenca, Xavier Sala-Blanch
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the behavior of the sciatic nerve during hip rotation at subgluteal space. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sonographic examination (high-resolution ultrasound machine at 5.0-14 MHZ) of the gemelli-obturator internus complex following two approaches: (1) a study on cadavers and (2) a study on healthy volunteers. The cadavers were examined in pronation, pelvis-fixed position by forcing internal and external rotations of the hip with the knee in 90° flexion...
December 7, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216470/occurrence-and-risk-assessment-of-antibiotics-in-water-and-lettuce-in-ghana
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David Azanu, Bjarne Styrishave, Godfred Darko, Johan Juhl Weisser, Robert Clement Abaidoo
Hospital wastewater and effluents from waste stabilization ponds in Kumasi, Ghana, are directly discharged as low quality water into nearby streams which are eventually used to irrigate vegetables. The presence of 12 commonly used antibiotics in Ghana (metronidazole, ciprofloxacin, erythromycin, trimethoprim, ampicillin, cefuroxime, sulfamethoxazole, amoxicillin, tetracycline, oxytetracycline, chlortetracycline and doxycycline) were investigated in water and lettuce samples collected in three different areas in Kumasi, Ghana...
December 4, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215445/detailed-anatomy-of-osteoperiosteal-ligamentous-structures-in-the-forehead
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Jong Pil Choi, Hyun Gu Kang, Yong Seok Nam, In-Beom Kim
This study aimed to present the anatomic characteristics of osteoperiosteal ligamentous attachments of the forehead and provide a better understanding of lateral eyebrow descent for safe and effective foreheadplasty. Anatomic dissections of the face were performed in 10 fresh Korean adult cadavers (20 hemifaces) using 2.5× magnification surgical loupes. Supraorbital, inferomedial orbital, and frontonasal osteoperiosteal ligamentous attachments were identified as fibrous tissues originating from a bone, and their tensile strengths were measured...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208311/bonding-strategies-for-mih-affected-enamel-and-dentin
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Norbert Krämer, Ngoc-Han Nana Bui Khac, Susanne Lücker, Vitus Stachniss, Roland Frankenberger
OBJECTIVES: Aim of the present study was to evaluate resin composite adhesion to dental hard tissues affected by molar incisor hypomineralisation (MIH). METHODS: 94 freshly extracted human molars and incisors (53 suffering MIH) were used. 68 teeth (35 with MIH) were used for μ-TBS tests in enamel and dentin, 26 (18 with MIH) for qualitative evaluation. Specimens were bonded with Clearfil SE Bond, Scotchbond Universal, and OptiBond FL. For MIH affected enamel, additional OptiBond FL groups with NaOCl and NaOCl+Icon were investigated...
December 2, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204944/comparison-of-culture-media-indicates-a-role-for-autologous-serum-in-enhancing-phenotypic-preservation-of-rabbit-limbal-stem-cells-in-explant-culture
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Mehmet Gürdal, Özlem Barut Selver, Kemal Baysal, İsmet Durak
In this study, we aimed to compare the effects of six different cell culture media and autologous serum (AS) on the phenotypic characteristics of rabbit limbal epithelial stem cells (LESC) cultivated on porous polyethylene terephthalate (PET) membranes. Limbal explants from rabbit corneas were grown on PET membrane inserts in five different media: DMEM-F12 with fetal bovine serum (FBS) (DMEM-F12-FBS), with pluripotin (DMEM-F12-pluripotin) and with autologous serum (DMEM-F12-AS), Epilife, Keratinocyte Serum Free Medium (KSFM) and Defined-Keratinocyte Serum Free Medium...
December 4, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204102/diagnostic-accuracy-of-touch-imprint-cytology-for-head-and-neck-malignancies-a-useful-intra-operative-tool-in-resource-limited-countries
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Hania Naveed, Mariam Abid, Atif Ali Hashmi, Muhammad Muzammamil Edhi, Ahmareen Khalid Sheikh, Ghazala Mudassir, Amir Khan
Background: Intraoperative consultation is an important tool for the evaluation of the upper aerodigestive tract (UAT) malignancies. Although frozen section analysis is a preferred method of intra-operative consultation, however in resource limited countries like Pakistan, this facility is not available in most institutes; therefore, we aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of touch imprint cytology for UAT malignancies using histopathology of the same tissue as gold standard. Methods: The study involved 70 cases of UAT lesions operated during the study period...
2017: BMC Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202991/osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus-treatment-with-fresh-frozen-allograft
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Juan Manuel Yañez Arauz, Jorge Javier Del Vecchio, Facundo Bilbao, Nicolas Raimondi
INTRODUCTION: Symptomatic talar osteochondral lesions are about 50% refractory to conservative treatment requiring a surgical solution. In the case of large chronic lesions, the use of bone graft taken from tissue bank is an alternative that enables to fill the defect without causing donor site morbidity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eight patients treated with talar osteochondral allograft in lesions greater than 20mm in diameter were analyzed - 4 males and 4 females aging 39...
December 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200956/stem-cells-from-cryopreserved-human-dental-pulp-tissues-sequentially-differentiate-into-definitive-endoderm-and-hepatocyte-like-cells-in-vitro
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Young-Jin Han, Young-Hoon Kang, Sarath Belame Shivakumar, Dinesh Bharti, Young-Bum Son, Yong-Ho Choi, Won-Uk Park, June-Ho Byun, Gyu-Jin Rho, Bong-Wook Park
We previously described a novel tissue cryopreservation protocol to enable the safe preservation of various autologous stem cell sources. The present study characterized the stem cells derived from long-term cryopreserved dental pulp tissues (hDPSCs-cryo) and analyzed their differentiation into definitive endoderm (DE) and hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs) in vitro. Human dental pulp tissues from extracted wisdom teeth were cryopreserved as per a slow freezing tissue cryopreservation protocol for at least a year...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198508/the-g-spot-is-not-a-structure-evident-on-macroscopic-anatomic-dissection-of-the-vaginal-wall
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Nathan Hoag, Janet R Keast, Helen E O'Connell
BACKGROUND: Controversy exists in the literature regarding the presence or absence of an anatomic "G-spot." However, few studies have examined the detailed topographic or histologic anatomy of the putative G-spot location. AIM: To determine the anatomy of the anterior vaginal wall and present detailed, systematic, accessible findings from female cadaveric dissections to provide anatomic clarity with respect to this location. METHODS: Systematic anatomic dissections were performed on 13 female cadavers (32-97 years old, 8 fixed and 5 fresh) to characterize the gross anatomy of the anterior vaginal wall...
December 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198358/editorial-commentary-the-acellular-osteochondral-allograft-the-emperor-has-new-clothes
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EDITORIAL
Bert R Mandelbaum, Jorge Chahla
For larger lesions (>2.5-cm2), clinical evidence and practice have shown that fresh osteochondral allograft have good durability, with 88% return to sport and greater than 75% 10-year survival rates for treatment of large femoral condyle lesions. That said, the use of fresh osteochondral allografts in clinical practice is limited by the availability of acceptable donor tissues for eligible patients in a timely fashion. Significant diminution of chondrocyte viability and density occurs during the preservation and storage period...
December 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198047/medial-meniscus-grafting-restores-normal-tibiofemoral-contact-pressures
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John Nyland, Kirk Campbell, Alaa Kalloub, Eric J Strauss, Katrina Kuban, David N M Caborn
BACKGROUND: Tissue excision in the setting of a meniscal tear has been shown to dramatically increase peak contact stresses in the affected tibiofemoral joint compartment, leading to the development of degenerative changes and osteoarthritis. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The current in vitro study utilized a porcine model to evaluate the effectiveness of segmental medial meniscal grafting following partial meniscectomy. The study hypothesis was that the procedure would normalize medial tibofemoral joint compartment pressure magnitudes, areas, and locations relative to an intact meniscus...
December 2, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196495/comparative-transcriptome-profiling-reveals-coding-and-noncoding-rna-differences-in-nsclc-from-african-americans-and-european-americans
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Khadijah A Mitchell, Adriana Zingone, Leila Toulabi, Jacob Boeckelman, Bríd M Ryan
Purpose: To determine whether racial differences in gene and miRNA expression translates to differences in lung tumor biology with clinical relevance in African Americans (AAs) and European Americans (EAs).Experimental Design: The NCI-Maryland Case Control Study includes seven Baltimore City hospitals and is overrepresented with AA patients (∼40%). Patients that underwent curative NSCLC surgery between 1998 and 2014 were enrolled. Comparative molecular profiling used mRNA (n = 22 AAs and 19 EAs) and miRNA (n = 42 AAs and 55 EAs) expression arrays to track differences in paired fresh frozen normal tissues and lung tumor specimens from AAs and EAs...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193461/site-specific-gene-expression-analysis-from-archived-human-intestine-samples-combining-laser-capture-microdissection-and-multiplexed-color-coded-probes
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A Braun, C Martinez, S Schmitteckert, R Röth, F Lasitschka, B Niesler
BACKGROUND: Alterations of site-specific gene expression profiles in disease-relevant networks within the different layers of the intestinal wall may contribute to the onset and clinical course of gastrointestinal disorders. To date, no systematic analysis has assessed and compared sub-regional gene expression patterns in all distinct layers of the gut using fresh frozen human samples. Our aim was to establish an optimized protocol for site-specific RNA isolation in order to achieve maximum RNA quality and amount for subsequent gene expression analysis combining laser-capture microdissection (LCM) with a probe-based technology, the NanoString nCounter Analysis system...
November 28, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191508/in-vivo-performance-of-freeze-dried-decellularized-pulmonary-heart-valve-allo-and-xenografts-orthotopically-implanted-into-juvenile-sheep
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Tobias Goecke, Karolina Theodoridis, Igor Tudorache, Anatol Ciubotaru, Serghei Cebotari, Robert Ramm, Klaus Höffler, Samir Sarikouch, Andrés Vásquez-Rivera, Axel Haverich, Willem F Wolkers, Andres Hilfiker
The decellularization of biological tissues decreases immunogenicity, allows repopulation with cells, and may lead to improved long-term performance after implantation. Freeze drying these tissues would ensure off-the-shelf availability, save storage costs, and facilitates easy transport. This study evaluates the in vivo performance of freeze-dried decellularized heart valves in juvenile sheep. TritonX-100 and sodium dodecylsulfate decellularized ovine and porcine pulmonary valves (PV) were freeze-dried in a lyoprotectant sucrose solution...
November 27, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189746/blue-and-red-led-illumination-improves-growth-and-bioactive-compounds-contents-in-acyanic-and-cyanic-ocimum-basilicum-l-microgreens
#18
Andrei Lobiuc, Viorica Vasilache, Olga Pintilie, Toma Stoleru, Marian Burducea, Mircea Oroian, Maria-Magdalena Zamfirache
Microgreens are an excellent source of health-maintaining compounds, and the accumulation of these compounds in plant tissues may be stimulated by exogenous stimuli. While light quality effects on green basil microgreens are known, the present paper aims at improving the quality of acyanic (green) and cyanic (red) basil microgreens with different ratios of LED blue and red illumination. Growth, assimilatory and anthocyanin pigments, chlorophyll fluorescence, total phenolic, flavonoids, selected phenolic acid contents and antioxidant activity were assessed in microgreens grown for 17 days...
November 30, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188108/ultrahigh-resolution-optical-coherence-elastography-through-a-micro-endoscope-towards-in-vivo-imaging-of-cellular-scale-mechanics
#19
Qi Fang, Andrea Curatolo, Philip Wijesinghe, Yen Ling Yeow, Juliana Hamzah, Peter B Noble, Karol Karnowski, David D Sampson, Ruth Ganss, Jun Ki Kim, Woei M Lee, Brendan F Kennedy
In this paper, we describe a technique capable of visualizing mechanical properties at the cellular scale deep in living tissue, by incorporating a gradient-index (GRIN)-lens micro-endoscope into an ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence elastography system. The optical system, after the endoscope, has a lateral resolution of 1.6 µm and an axial resolution of 2.2 µm. Bessel beam illumination and Gaussian mode detection are used to provide an extended depth-of-field of 80 µm, which is a 4-fold improvement over a fully Gaussian beam case with the same lateral resolution...
November 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187899/optimizing-fresh-specimen-staining-for-rapid-identification-of-tumor-biomarkers-during-surgery
#20
Connor W Barth, Jasmin M Schaefer, Vincent M Rossi, Scott C Davis, Summer L Gibbs
RATIONALE: Positive margin status due to incomplete removal of tumor tissue during breast conserving surgery (BCS) is a prevalent diagnosis usually requiring a second surgical procedure. These follow-up procedures increase the risk of morbidity and delay the use of adjuvant therapy; thus, significant efforts are underway to develop new intraoperative strategies for margin assessment to eliminate re-excision procedures. One strategy under development uses topical application of dual probe staining and a fluorescence imaging strategy termed dual probe difference specimen imaging (DDSI)...
2017: Theranostics
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