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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087884/the-role-of-immunoglobulin-prophylaxis-for-prevention-of-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-pediatric-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-recipients
#1
Gal Goldstein, Tal Frenkel Rutenberg, Sarina Levy Mendelovich, Daphna Hutt, Michal Teperberg Oikawa, Amos Toren, Bella Bielorai
BACKGROUND: Following cessation of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) administration for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) recipients at our unit, we observed a sharp decline in the incidence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. PROCEDURE: We conducted a retrospective study of the role of IVIg in the prevention of CMV infection in children and young adults who underwent HSCT from matched related donor. RESULTS: We included 109 patients (IVIg+/IVIg- ratio 82/27)...
January 14, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087671/induction-and-differentiation-of-il-10-producing-regulatory-b-cells-from-healthy-blood-donors-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
#2
Zsuzsanna Bankó, Judit Pozsgay, Dániel Szili, Mária Tóth, Tamás Gáti, György Nagy, Bernadette Rojkovich, Gabriella Sármay
The most important feature of B cells is the production of Abs upon activation; additionally, B cells produce pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in response to certain stimuli. IL-10-producing B cells represent a major subset of regulatory B cells (Bregs) that suppress autoimmune and inflammatory responses. B cells play a crucial role in the development and maintenance of the chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis (RA); however, controversial data are available on IL-10- producing Bregs in RA...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087606/reinnervation-post-heart-transplantation
#3
Avishay Grupper, Henry Gewirtz, Sudhir Kushwaha
Heart transplantation results in complete denervation of the donor heart with loss of afferent and efferent nerve connections. The majority of patients remain completely denervated during the first 6-12 months following transplantation. Evidence of reinnervation is usually found during the second year after transplantation and involve the myocardial muscle, sinoatrial node, and coronary vessels, but remains incomplete and regionally limited many years post-transplant. Restoration of cardiac innervation can improve exercise capacity as well as blood flow regulation in the coronary arteries, and hence improve quality of life...
January 12, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087484/inhibition-of-bacterial-adhesion-and-biofilm-formation-by-dual-functional-textured-and-nitric-oxide-releasing-surfaces
#4
Li-Chong Xu, Yaqi Wo, Mark E Meyerhoff, Christopher A Siedlecki
: In separate prior studies, physical topographic surface modification or nitric oxide (NO) release has been demonstrated to each be an effective approach to inhibit and control bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation on polymeric surfaces. Such approaches can prevent biomaterial-associated infection without causing the antibiotic resistance of the strain. In this work, both techniques were successfully integrated and applied to a polyurethane (PU) biomaterial surface that bears ordered pillar topographies (400/400 nm and 500/500 nm patterns) at the top surface and a S-nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine (SNAP, NO donor) doped sub-layer in the middle, via a soft lithography two-stage replication process...
January 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087457/t-cell-replete-peripheral-blood-haploidentical-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-with-post-transplant-cyclophosphamide-results-in-outcomes-similar-to-traditionally-matched-donors-in-active-disease-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#5
Joan How, Michael Slade, Khoan Vu, John F DiPersio, Peter Westervelt, Geoffrey L Uy, Camille N Abboud, Ravi Vij, Mark A Schroeder, Todd A Fehniger, Rizwan Romee
Outcomes for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients who fail to achieve complete remission remain poor. Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) has been shown to induce long-term survival in AML patients with active disease. HCT is largely performed with HLA-matched unrelated or HLA-matched related donors. Recently, HCT with HLA-haploidentical related donors has been identified as a feasible option when HLA-matched donors are not immediately available. However, there is little data comparing outcomes of AML patients with active disease who receive haploidentical versus traditionally matched HCT...
January 10, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081294/xenogeneic-bio-root-prompts-the-constructive-process-characterized-by-macrophage-phenotype-polarization-in-rodents-and-nonhuman-primates
#6
Hui Li, Jingjing Sun, Jie Li, Hefeng Yang, Xiangyou Luo, Jinlong Chen, Li Xie, Fangjun Huo, Tian Zhu, Weihua Guo, Weidong Tian
Tissue or organ regeneration using xenogeneic matrices is a promising approach to address the shortage of donor matrices for allotransplantation. Success of such approach has been demonstrated to correlate with macrophage-mediated fibrotic homeostasis and tissue remodeling. The previous studies have demonstrated that treated dentin matrix (TDM) could be a suitable bioactive substrate for allogeneic tooth root regeneration. This study constructed xenogeneic bioengineered tooth root (bio-root) via a combination of porcine TDM (pTDM) with allogeneic dental follicle cells (DFCs)...
January 12, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081166/comparison-of-criteria-for-choosing-the-number-of-classes-in-bayesian-finite-mixture-models
#7
Kazem Nasserinejad, Joost van Rosmalen, Wim de Kort, Emmanuel Lesaffre
Identifying the number of classes in Bayesian finite mixture models is a challenging problem. Several criteria have been proposed, such as adaptations of the deviance information criterion, marginal likelihoods, Bayes factors, and reversible jump MCMC techniques. It was recently shown that in overfitted mixture models, the overfitted latent classes will asymptotically become empty under specific conditions for the prior of the class proportions. This result may be used to construct a criterion for finding the true number of latent classes, based on the removal of latent classes that have negligible proportions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081120/epidemiology-of-chikungunya-virus-outbreaks-in-guadeloupe-and-martinique-2014-an-observational-study-in-volunteer-blood-donors
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Pierre Gallian, Isabelle Leparc-Goffart, Pascale Richard, Françoise Maire, Olivier Flusin, Rachid Djoudi, Jacques Chiaroni, Remi Charrel, Pierre Tiberghien, Xavier de Lamballerie
BACKGROUND: During Dec-2013, a chikungunya virus (CHIKV) outbreak was first detected in the French-West Indies. Subsequently, the virus dispersed to other Caribbean islands, continental America and many islands in the Pacific Ocean. Previous estimates of the attack rate were based on declaration of clinically suspected cases. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Individual testing for CHIKV RNA of all (n = 16,386) blood donations between Feb-24th 2014 and Jan-31st 2015 identified 0·36% and 0·42% of positives in Guadeloupe and Martinique, respectively...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079913/intravenous-immunoglobulin-in-the-treatment-of-hematologic-disorders-in-pediatrics
#9
Gabriela Villanueva, Jill L O de Jong, Jennifer L McNeer
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is pooled immunoglobulin G derived from human blood donors. It was introduced in the early 1980s to treat immunodeficiency disorders. Since then, its use has expanded to other fields such as neurology, rheumatology, and hematology. IVIG has been used to provide passive immunity in qualitative and quantitative immunoglobulin disorders, to neutralize antibodies in immune-mediated diseases, and as an immune modulatory agent. The difficulty of producing IVIG in high quantities, in addition to a growing list of "off-label" indications, has resulted in a worldwide shortage and increase in cost...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077743/seroepidemiology-of-human-brucellosis-among-blood-donors-in-southern-ethiopia-calling-attention-to-a-neglected-zoonotic-disease
#10
Bereket Workalemahu, Tsegaye Sewunet, Ayalew Astatkie
Human brucellosis is neglected in southern Ethiopia. Although traditional food processing practices and animal husbandry which increase the risk of brucellosis are common, it has not been properly studied yet. This study was conducted to determine the seroepidemiology of brucellosis among apparently healthy individuals in southern Ethiopia. In the study, blood samples were collected to screen for serum agglutinins reactive to stained antigen of Brucella abortus Standard tube titration was performed for reactive serum to determine the titer of the agglutinin...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076504/the-role-of-bradykinin-in-lung-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-a-rat-lung-transplantation-model
#11
Zheng Tang, Zhiwei Wang, Zhipeng Hu, Min Zhang, Luocheng Li, Bowen Li
PURPOSE: To investigate the role of bradykinin in a rat lung transplantation (LTx) model and preliminarily discuss the relationship between bradykinin and CD26/DPP-4. METHODS: Rats were randomly divided into four groups: Control (CON), Sham, low potassium dextranglucose (LPD), and AB192 (n=15/group). Orthotopic single LTx was performed in the LPD and AB192 groups. The donor lungs were flush-perfused and preserved with low potassium dextranglucose (LPD) or LPD+CD26/DPP-4 catalytic inhibitor (AB192)...
December 2016: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076445/emerging-bordetella-pertussis-strains-induce-enhanced-signaling-of-human-pattern-recognition-receptors-tlr2-nod2-and-secretion-of-il-10-by-dendritic-cells
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Elise S Hovingh, Marjolein van Gent, Hendrik-Jan Hamstra, Marc Demkes, Frits R Mooi, Elena Pinelli
Vaccines against pertussis have been available for more than 60 years. Nonetheless, this highly contagious disease is reemerging even in countries with high vaccination coverage. Genetic changes of Bordetella pertussis over time have been suggested to contribute to the resurgence of pertussis, as these changes may favor escape from vaccine-induced immunity. Nonetheless, studies on the effects of these bacterial changes on the immune response are limited. Here, we characterize innate immune recognition and activation by a collection of genetically diverse B...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075446/nf%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inhibition-is-associated-with-opn-mmp%C3%A2-9-downregulation-in-cutaneous-melanoma
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Claudio Guarneri, Valentina Bevelacqua, Jerry Polesel, Luca Falzone, Patrizia S Cannavò, Demetrios A Spandidos, Grazia Malaponte, Massimo Libra
The development of cutaneous melanoma is influenced by genetic factors, including BRAF mutations and environmental factors, such as ultraviolet exposure. Its progression has been also associated with the involvement of several tumour microenvironmental molecules. Among these, nuclear factor‑κB (NF‑κB) has been indicated as a key player of osteopontin (OPN) and matrix metalloproteinase‑9 (MMP‑9) activation. However, whether NF‑κB plays a role in the development and progression of melanoma in association with the OPN/MMP‑9 axis according to the BRAFV600E mutation status has not been investigated in detail to date...
January 10, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075236/first-serological-evidence-of-west-nile-virus-in-horses-and-dogs-from-corsica-island-france
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Marianne Maquart, Mustapha Dahmani, Jean-Lou Marié, Patrick Gravier, Isabelle Leparc-Goffart, Bernard Davoust
West Nile virus (WNV) is widely distributed over the world, including Europe, Africa, and Asia and spread over the past two decades to North and South America. In the south of France, sporadic cases are frequently described and the virus is endemic in Italy with frequent cases and outbreaks. The aim of this study was to identify a possible WNV circulation in Corsica (French island in the Mediterranean Sea) in sheep, horses, and dogs as sentinel animals for the virus surveillance. In 2014, 386 blood samples were collected from 219 sheep, 96 horses, and 71 dogs, in 12 localities in Corsica, in the oriental coast of Corsica...
January 11, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073630/adona-and-perfluoroalkylated-substances-in-plasma-samples-of-german-blood-donors-living-in-south-germany
#15
Hermann Fromme, Mandy Wöckner, Eike Roscher, Wolfgang Völkel
Perfluorinated compounds are fully fluorinated anthropogenic substances that have been used in various products, applications, and industrial processes. Due to their persistence and toxic effects, some of them are restricted, and therefore replacement products have been developed. The aim of the study was to quantify the body burden of different perfluorinated substances in two adult populations living close to or about 80km apart from a former perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) production plant who are exposed via drinking water, and in a control population...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073574/massive-donor-transfusion-potentially-increases-recipient-mortality-after-lung-transplantation
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Catherine F Borders, Yoshikazu Suzuki, Jared Lasky, Christian Schaufler, Djamila Mallem, James Lee, Kevin Carney, Scarlett L Bellamy, Christian A Bermudez, A Russell Localio, Jason D Christie, Joshua M Diamond, Edward Cantu
OBJECTIVE: Donor blood transfusion has been identified as a potential risk factor for primary graft dysfunction and by extension early mortality. We sought to define the contributing risk of donor transfusion on early mortality for lung transplant. METHODS: Donor and recipient data were abstracted from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network database updated through June 30, 2014, which included 86,398 potential donors and 16,255 transplants. Using the United Network for Organ Sharing 4-level designation of transfusion (no blood, 1-5 units, 6-10 units, and >10 units, massive), we analyzed all-cause mortality at 30-days with the use of logistic regression adjusted for confounders (ischemic time, donor age, recipient diagnosis, lung allocation score and recipient age, and recipient body mass index)...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073192/the-use-of-autologous-platelet-rich-plasma-gel-in-bulbar-and-penile-buccal-mucosa-urethroplasty-preliminary-report-of-our-first-series
#17
Marcello Scarcia, Francesco Paolo Maselli, Giuseppe Cardo, Giuseppe Mario Ludovico
OBJECTIVE: The Buccal Mucosa (BM) UrethroPlasty (UP) is one of the preferred treatments for long or compli-cated urethral strictures. We propose the use of autologous Platelet Rich Plasma gel (aPRPg) in order to enhance to vascularization of BM graft and reduce the fibrous spongy. We report the outcome of our ten cases of bulbar and penile UP and the safety of this technique. Materials and metods: Ten patients underwent to BM UP with use of aPRP gel. Median age was 46. Stricture etiology was idiopathic, failed hypospadias and flogistic...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072844/exploring-the-possibility-of-cryopreservation-of-feline-and-canine-erythrocytes-by-rapid-freezing-with-penetrating-and-non-penetrating-cryoprotectants
#18
Denys Pogozhykh, Yuliya Pakhomova, Olga Pervushina, Nicola Hofmann, Birgit Glasmacher, Gennadiy Zhegunov
Efficient application of veterinary blood transfusion approaches for small companion animals requires readily available supply of the donor material. This can be achieved by developing of effective biobanking technologies allowing long-term storage of donor blood components via cryopreservation. Transfusion of an erythrocyte concentrate allows the successful correction of various hematological pathologies, severe bleeding, and etc. While in the past there were several approaches to cryopreserve red blood cells of dogs, to our knowledge there is virtually no data on cryopreservation of feline erythrocytes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070197/a-survey-on-the-prevalence-of-depression-in-blood-donors-with-hepatitis-c-in-shiraz
#19
Leila Kasraian, Neda Negarestani, Mohammad Hossein Karimi, Sahar Dehbidi
BACKGROUND: Depression is the most common psychiatric disorder associated with hepatitis C. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to survey the prevalence rate of depression in patients with Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) before they were aware of their HCV test result. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on all blood donors with confirmed positive HCV test results who donated blood between March 21, 2012 to March 21, 2013 at Fars blood transfusion center in Iran as case group and age- and sex-matched blood donors with negative screening test results as control group...
November 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069807/an-integrated-workflow-to-assess-technical-and-biological-variability-of-cell-population-frequencies-in-human-peripheral-blood-by-flow-cytometry
#20
Julie G Burel, Yu Qian, Cecilia Lindestam Arlehamn, Daniela Weiskopf, Jose Zapardiel-Gonzalo, Randy Taplitz, Robert H Gilman, Mayuko Saito, Aruna D de Silva, Pandurangan Vijayanand, Richard H Scheuermann, Alessandro Sette, Bjoern Peters
In the context of large-scale human system immunology studies, controlling for technical and biological variability is crucial to ensure that experimental data support research conclusions. In this study, we report on a universal workflow to evaluate both technical and biological variation in multiparameter flow cytometry, applied to the development of a 10-color panel to identify all major cell populations and T cell subsets in cryopreserved PBMC. Replicate runs from a control donation and comparison of different gating strategies assessed the technical variability associated with each cell population and permitted the calculation of a quality control score...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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