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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535541/contribution-of-amniotic-fluid-along-gestation-to-the-prediction-of-perinatal-mortality-in-women-with-early-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
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Teresa Cobo, Jordina Munrós, José Ríos, Janisse Ferreri, Federico Migliorelli, Núria Baños, Eduard Gratacós, Montse Palacio
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the largest vertical pocket (LVP) of amniotic fluid as a time-dependent factor to predict perinatal mortality in women with early preterm premature rupture of membranes (EPPROM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Observational cohort study of singleton pregnancies with EPPROM <24 weeks. Termination of pregnancy (TOP) was considered if the LVP was <2 cm at 7 days. The maternal and neonatal characteristics of ongoing pregnancies were recorded. Prediction of perinatal mortality was estimated based on the influence of the LVP as a time-dependent factor after adjustment for maternal age, prior invasive procedure, and gestational age at EPPROM...
May 24, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532087/the-repairing-of-full-thickness-skin-deficiency-and-its-biological-mechanism-using-decellularized-human-amniotic-membrane-as-the-wound-dressing
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Mengsheng Song, Weiqing Wang, Qihua Ye, Shizhong Bu, Zhisen Shen, Yabin Zhu
Human amniotic membrane (HAM) was a biocompatible scaffold with advantages of anti-inflammatory, low antigen, feasibility, tolerance and low cost. In our previous work, HAM was treated to be decellularized using surfactant, lipase and DNAase methods and the efficacy as an implantable biological mesh was verified after decellularization treatment. In this work, we used the previous protocol to decellularize the fresh HAM, and applied it to repair full-thickness skin defects with Sprague-Dawley rats as the test animals...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529415/using-amniotic-membrane-as-a-novel-method-to-reduce-post-burn-hypertrophic-scar-formation-a-prospective-follow-up-study
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Ali Akbar Mohammadi, Shima Eskandari, Hamed Ghoddusi Johari, Ata'ollah Rajabnejad
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown that the application of amniotic membrane as a biological dressing in the management of burns is accompanied by rapid re-epithelialisation. In this follow-up study, we aimed to evaluate the possible role of amniotic membrane as an adjunct to split thickness skin grafting on reducing itching and severity of hypertrophic scar formation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From October 2013 to January 2015, in a prospective follow-up study, 54 patients (108 limbs) with second and third degree burns, covering 4%-15% of total body surface area (TBSA), were included in the study...
January 2017: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524771/mercury-levels-in-parturient-and-newborns-from-aveiro-region-portugal
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Ana Catarina Alves, Marta S Monteiro, Ana Luísa Machado, Mário Oliveira, Ana Bóia, Ana Correia, Nuno Oliveira, Amadeu M V M Soares, Susana Loureiro
Since the outbreak of methylmercury (MeHg) poisoning in Japan and Iraq, mercury (Hg) is classified as well-established teratogen. The Portuguese region of Aveiro faced some decades ago an environmental Hg contamination due to activities from a chlor-alkali plant. Until now, no apparent evaluation was conducted regarding prenatal exposure to Hg in this area. The main objectives of this study were to: i) assess maternal and fetal exposure to Hg in the Aveiro region using noninvasive biological matrices; ii) examine the influence of variables that may contribute to Hg exposure during pregnancy; and iii) improve knowledge regarding metal accumulation and distribution over the maternal-fetal-placental unit...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522073/cell-based-skin-substitutes-accelerate-regeneration-of-extensive-burn-wounds-in-rats
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Sadrollah Motamed, Ehsan Taghiabadi, Hojjat Molaei, Niloofar Sodeifi, Seyed Esmaeil Hassanpour, Saeed Shafieyan, Enzollah Azargashb, Fatemeh Farajzadeh-Vajari, Nasser Aghdami, Amir Bajouri
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the effects of amniotic membrane combined with adipose-derived stem cells or fetal fibroblasts on regenerating extensive burns in rats. METHODS: Third degree burns of 1100-1800 mm(2) were induced on 32 Sprague-Dawley rats. Burned sites were excised and randomly covered with Vaseline gauze (control), human amniotic membrane (HAM), human fetal fibroblasts seeded on HAM (HAM-FF), or human adipose-derived stem cells seeded on HAM (HAM-ASC), and followed by wound closure and histological assessments...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520465/mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-in-regenerative-medicine-past-present-and-future
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Ourania Trohatou, Maria G Roubelakis
The concept of Regenerative Medicine combined with Cell based Therapy and Tissue Engineering represents the fourth pillar of healthcare and provides a promising approach for the treatment of serious diseases. Recently, cell based therapies are focused on the use of mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs). Human MSCs, that represent a mesoderm derived population of progenitors, are easily expanded in culture. They are capable to differentiate into osteoblasts, chondrocytes, and adipocytes and exhibit the potential to repair or regenerate damaged tissues...
May 18, 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512421/when-an-easy-thing-goes-wrong-foreign-body-induced-granuloma-associated-scleritis-following-pterygium-surgery
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Pedro Coelho, Carlos Menezes, Pedro Rodrigues, Rita Gonçalves, Tiago Maio, Jorge Moreira, Paula Tenedório
PURPOSE: To report a case of pterygium surgery with conjunctival autograft followed by focal necrotizing scleritis due to foreign body entrapment in the scleral bed. CASE REPORT/RESULTS: This is a case report of a 76-years-old male patient who underwent nasal pterygium surgery and developed focal necrotizing scleritis secondary to foreign body entrapment under conjunctival autograft. One month following surgery, slit-lamp examination demonstrated a progressive thinning of the surgical area with focal inflammatory signs...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510071/surgical-techniques-for-open-fetal-repair-of-myelomeningocele
#8
Nalin Gupta
The current standard for fetal repair of myelomeningocele is an open exposure of the gravid uterus with control of the amniotic membranes, and then a multi-layer closure of the fetal defect. The nature of the surgical repair has evolved and requires a series of steps that take into account the delicate nature of the fetal tissues. The individual surgical steps are described including potential pitfalls.
May 16, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509320/premature-fetal-tissues-are-possible-source-of-valuable-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Filip Andrzej Dąbrowski, Anna Burdzinska, Agnieszka Kulesza, Beata Kaleta, Leszek Pączek, Mirosław Wielgoś
OBJECTIVES: Comparison of the ability to inhibit alloactivated lymphocytes proliferation of human Wharton Jelly (WJ) and amniotic membrane (AM) mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from preterm and term pregnancies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Term-WJ-MSCs (n = 5) and Preterm-WJ-MSCs (n = 1) were obtained from tissue explants by adherent method. Term-AM-MSCs (n = 5) and Preterm-AM-MSCs (n = 1) were obtained by tripsin and collagenase digestion method. Term and Preterm MSCs phenotype was confirmed in vitro by flow cytometry...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507863/amnion-membrane-in-diabetic-foot-wounds-a-meta-analysis
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Alexandra M Haugh, Jacqueline G Witt, Adam Hauch, Michael Darden, Geoffrey Parker, Warren A Ellsworth, Joseph F Buell
BACKGROUND: Amniotic membrane is tissue obtained from human placenta rich in cytokines, growth factors, and stem cells that possess the ability to inhibit infection, improve healing, and stimulate regeneration. METHODS: A meta-analysis was performed examining randomized controlled trials comparing amniotic tissue products with standard of care in nonhealing diabetic foot ulcers including PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506176/neurolysis-with-amniotic-membrane-nerve-wrapping-for-treatment-of-secondary-wartenberg-syndrome-a-preliminary-report
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Michael P Gaspar, Patrick M Kane, Michael M Vosbikian, Constantinos Ketonis, Mark S Rekant
BACKGROUND: Entrapment of the superficial sensory branch of the radial nerve (SRN) commonly results in debilitating pain of the dorsoradial wrist. Symptom relief following SRN neurolysis is often incomplete or temporary due to recurrent perineural scarring. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review with prospective follow-up of all patients with SRN neuropathy who were treated with neurolysis and nerve wrapping using an amnion-based allograft adhesion barrier over a one-year interval...
June 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502201/prediction-of-chorioamnionitis-in-cases-of-intraamniotic-infection-by-ureaplasma-urealyticum-in-women-with-very-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-or-preterm-labour
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Rocio Revello, María José Alcaide, Daniel Abehsera, María Martin-Camean, Mafalda Sousa E Faro Gomes, Bárbara Alonso-Luque, Jose L Bartha
OBJECTIVES: First, to determinate the frequency of chorioamnionitis and funisitis in cases of intramniotic detection of Ureaplasma urealyticum. And second, to assess the predictive capability of some biological markers in the amniotic fluid of these women to predict histological inflammation. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We prospectively studied 20 cases of women with premature rupture of membranes or preterm labour (PROM) or preterm labour and intraamniotic detection of Ureaplasma urealyticum...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486367/intra-amniotic-dye-alternatives-for-the-diagnosis-of-preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes
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Kayla E Ireland, Emma I Rodriguez, Ometeotl M Acosta, Patrick S Ramsey
Intra-amniotic dye instillation is a useful tool for evaluation of equivocal cases of preterm prelabor rupture of membranes and for genetic amniocentesis in multifetal gestation. Indigo carmine, the most used and studied dye, is no longer available. We sought to provide a resource of potential dyes for clinical use that summarizes dosing along with maternal, fetal, and neonatal outcomes. We reviewed the literature evaluating the use of alternative agents. Sodium fluorescein has proven clinical usefulness but has side effects when used intravenously...
May 5, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469780/the-relationship-between-amniotic-fluid-mirnas-and-congenital-obstructive-nephropathy
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Juntao Xie, Yi Zhou, Wenzong Gao, Zuoqing Li, Zhe Xu, Li Zhou
Exosomes are small membrane vesicles with size of 30-100 nm, which were found in bodily fluids including amniotic fluid and saliva. The biological materials in exosomes, such as proteins and RNA, can be used as novel potential biomarkers for diagnostic assays. The purpose of this study was to assess whether exosomal microRNAs (miRNAs) could be used as biomarkers to prenatally diagnose congenital hydronephrosis and to evaluate fetal kidney function. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), flow cytometry (FACS), and western-blot were applied to identify exosomes in the amniotic fluid from fetuses with congenital hydronephrosis and healthy controls...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455543/-early-atrophy-of-the-conjunctiva-after-trabeculectomy-with-mitomycin-c-and-collagen-matrix-implant
#15
R Siggel, T Dietlein
Complete atrophy of the filtration bleb is a very rare complication after trabeculectomy with mitomycin C and collagen matrix implant (Ologen®, Aeon Astron Corporation, Taipei, Taiwan). Clinically, the atrophy can present similar to blebitis. We report the case of a 71-year-old woman, in whom we resected the atrophic conjunctiva and reconstructed a filtration bleb using an amniotic membrane.
April 28, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453379/pseudoamniotic-band-syndrome-post-fetal-thoracoamniotic-shunting-for-bilateral-hydrothorax
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Michelle Han, Yalda Afshar, Andrew H Chon, Emily Scibetta, Rashmi Rao, Ramen H Chmait
INTRODUCTION: Pseudoamniotic band syndrome (PABS) occurs iatrogenically after fetal surgery or amniocentesis due to chorioamniotic membrane separation. Separation of the amnion from the chorion can expand to form fibrous amniotic bands that can envelope fetal limbs or the umbilical cord, with consequences ranging from limb constriction to fetal demise. CASE REPORT: We report a case of bilateral fetal pleural effusions at 27 weeks' gestation treated by bilateral thoracoamniotic shunts...
April 28, 2017: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451989/tissue-engineered-human-amniotic-membrane-application-in-mouse-ovarian-follicular-culture
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M Motamed, Z Sadr, M R Valojerdi, A Moini, S Oryan, M Totonchi, B Ebrahimi, S Maroufizadeh, E Taghiabadi, R Fathi
Since folliculogenesis requires a powerful cell-matrix interaction, natural scaffolds seem to be needed for follicular culture. Human amniotic membrane (HAM) offers promise as a support of in vitro ovarian follicular culture. HAM was decellularized with trypsin and EDTA. DNA and histology assays were performed to determine the elimination rate of genomic components. Cyto-biocompatibility of decellular AM (DAM) was verified by the cell viability (MTT) test. The small parts of intact amniotic membrane (IAM) and DAM were coated on the bottom of 96-well and each well was filled with 150 µL of base medium...
April 27, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451045/-prelabour-rupture-of-membranes-prom-at-term-prognostic-factors-and-neonatal-consequences
#18
Asmama Yasmina, Amina Barakat
Prelabour rupture of membranes (PROM) at term occurs in 5 to 10% of pregnancies. It accounts for a significant proportion of neonatal morbidity and mortality. The aim of this case study was to determine the maternal and obstetric prognostic factors as well as full-term newborns outcomes in pregnancies complicated by prelabour rupture of membranes in patients hospitalized or managed at the outpatient clinic. We conducted a retrospective study of all cases of full-term infants born to mothers whose pregnancy was complicated by PROM, recorded in the neonatology department at the Children's Hospital of Rabat between 1 January and 31 July 2014...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450179/amniotic-membrane-transplants-in-the-pediatric-population
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Mariam S Ahmad, Garett S Frank, Eric M Hink, Alan G Palestine, Darren G Gregory, Emily A McCourt
PURPOSE: To investigate the indications for and results of amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) for the treatment of ocular disease in pediatric patients at a single institution. METHODS: The medical records of patients <18 years of age who underwent AMT for ocular disease between January 1, 2003, and September 1, 2015, were reviewed retrospectively. Patients were determined to have reached a clinical endpoint if there was resolution of the ocular condition being treated after AMT placement, no additional surgery required for treatment of the ocular condition, and no active disease at most recent follow-up...
April 24, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446135/comparison-of-rapid-immunoassays-for-rupture-of-fetal-membranes
#20
Irogue Igbinosa, Ferney A Moore, Cheri Johnson, Jon E Block
BACKGROUND: Rupture of membranes (ROM) before the onset of uterine contractions, particularly in pregnancies less than 37 weeks gestational age, is a common diagnostic problem in obstetrical practice. Timely detection of ROM is vital to support gestational age-specific interventions to optimize perinatal outcomes and minimize the risk of serious complications such as preterm delivery, fetal distress and maternal/fetal infections. Rapid bedside immunoassay tests designed to detect amniotic fluid proteins in cervicovaginal fluids have emerged as valuable clinical tools to provide timely ROM diagnosis...
April 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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