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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724342/periodontal-disease-and-intra-amniotic-complications-in-women-with-preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes
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Vladimira Radochova, Ivana Kacerovska Musilova, Martin Stepan, Peter Vescicik, Radovan Slezak, Bo Jacobsson, Marian Kacerovsky
OBJECTIVE: Periodontal disease is frequently suggested as a possible causal factor for preterm delivery. The link between periodontal disease and preterm delivery is a possible translocation of periopathogenic bacteria to the placenta and amniotic fluid as well as a systemic response to this chronic inflammatory disease. However, there is a lack of information on whether there is an association between clinical periodontal status in women with preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM) and the presence of microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) and intra-amniotic inflammation (IAI)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715585/retinoic-acid-engineered-amniotic-membrane-used-as-graft-or-homogenate-positive-effects-on-corneal-alkali-burns
#2
Romain Joubert, Estelle Daniel, Nicolas Bonnin, Aurélie Comptour, Christelle Gross, Corinne Belville, Frédéric Chiambaretta, Loïc Blanchon, Vincent Sapin
Purpose: Alkali burns are the most common, severe chemical ocular injuries, their functional prognosis depending on corneal wound healing efficiency. The purpose of our study was to compare the benefits of amniotic membrane (AM) grafts and homogenates for wound healing in the presence or absence of previous all-trans retinoic acid (atRA) treatment. Methods: Fifty male CD1 mice with reproducible corneal chemical burn were divided into five groups, as follows: group 1 was treated with saline solution; groups 2 and 3 received untreated AM grafts or grafts treated with atRA, respectively; and groups 4 and 5 received untreated AM homogenates or homogenates treated with atRA, respectively...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710882/mid-trimester-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-pprom-etiology-diagnosis-classification-international-recommendations-of-treatment-options-and-outcome
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REVIEW
Michael Tchirikov, Natalia Schlabritz-Loutsevitch, James Maher, Jörg Buchmann, Yuri Naberezhnev, Andreas S Winarno, Gregor Seliger
Mid-trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), defined as rupture of fetal membranes prior to 28 weeks of gestation, complicates approximately 0.4%-0.7% of all pregnancies. This condition is associated with a very high neonatal mortality rate as well as an increased risk of long- and short-term severe neonatal morbidity. The causes of the mid-trimester PPROM are multifactorial. Altered membrane morphology including marked swelling and disruption of the collagen network which is seen with PPROM can be triggered by bacterial products or/and pro-inflammatory cytokines...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708576/adiponectin-concentration-in-mid-trimester-amniotic-fluid-varies-with-the-%C3%AE-amylase-level-and-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes
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Joseph Chervenak, Mio Sawai, Lamis El Kabab, Rahul Lohana, Daniel Skupski, Steven S Witkin
OBJECTIVE: Factors influencing intraamniotic adiponectin levels and their functional significance remain incompletely elucidated. We prospectively measured adiponectin in amniotic fluid and identified its associations with maternal parameters, mediators in amniotic fluid and pregnancy outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Mid-trimester amniotic fluid from 571 women was tested for adiponectin, interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8 and α-amylase by enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay (ELISA), after which clinical data were obtained...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707770/comparison-of-the-paracrine-activity-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-from-human-umbilical-cord-amniotic-membrane-and-adipose-tissue
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Filip A Dabrowski, Anna Burdzinska, Agnieszka Kulesza, Anna Sladowska, Aleksandra Zolocinska, Kamila Gala, Leszek Paczek, Miroslaw Wielgos
AIM: The study was conducted to investigate secretory activity and define the paracrine potential of mesenchymal stem cells from human umbilical cord and amniotic membrane (UC-MSCs and AM-MSCs, respectively). METHODS: UC-MSCs (n = 6) were obtained from tissue explants using an adherent method after two weeks of incubation. AM-MSCs (n = 6) were obtained by digestion with tripsin and collagenase. MSC phenotype was confirmed in vitro by performing flow cytometry, differentiation assays and vimentin staining...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704317/comparison-of-collagen-cross-linking-and-amniotic-membrane-transplantation-in-an-experimental-alkali-burn-rabbit-model
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Sevgi Subasi, Ozgul Altintas, Melda Yardimoglu, Yusufhan Yazir, Suleyman Karaman, Selenay Furat Rencber, Kubra Kavram
PURPOSE: To compare the effects of collagen cross-linking (CXL) and amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) on acute corneal alkali burns. METHODS: After establishment of an alkali burn model, 32 rabbits were divided into 4 groups: control group, AMT group, CXL group, and AMT + CXL (combined) group. Clinical parameters, including epithelial wound, opacity, ulceration, and neovascularization, were evaluated on postinjury days 1, 7, 14, and 18. Histological parameters were examined in hematoxylin/eosin (H&E) and Masson trichrome-stained corneal sections...
July 11, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700252/modified-allogenic-simple-limbal-epithelial-transplantation-followed-by-keratoplasty-as-treatment-for-total-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency
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Alfonso Vasquez-Perez, Mayank A Nanavaty
PURPOSE: To describe a modified allogenic simple limbal epithelial transplant (SLET) technique with large donor tissue explants followed by keratoplasty. METHODS: A 69-year-old with conjunctival melanoma on her left eye developed total limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) after multiple cycles of topical mitomycin. She also had herpes stromal keratitis while on treatment with mitomycin. She underwent modified allogenic SLET with large donor limbal tissue explants glued on the cornea directly and the amniotic membrane placed over the limbal explants...
July 12, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700086/antiseptics-for-burns
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REVIEW
Gill Norman, Janice Christie, Zhenmi Liu, Maggie J Westby, Jayne M Jefferies, Thomas Hudson, Jacky Edwards, Devi Prasad Mohapatra, Ibrahim A Hassan, Jo C Dumville
BACKGROUND: Burn wounds cause high levels of morbidity and mortality worldwide. People with burns are particularly vulnerable to infections; over 75% of all burn deaths (after initial resuscitation) result from infection. Antiseptics are topical agents that act to prevent growth of micro-organisms. A wide range are used with the intention of preventing infection and promoting healing of burn wounds. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects and safety of antiseptics for the treatment of burns in any care setting...
July 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693352/transvaginal-sonographic-assessment-of-cervix-in-prediction-of-admission-to-delivery-interval-in-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
#9
Vimala Kathir, Dilip Maurya, Anish Keepanasseril
OBJECTIVE: To assess the usefulness of cervical parameters measured by transvaginal sonography, ie cervical length and posterior cervical angle, in predicting the admission to delivery interval in women with preterm rupture of membranes. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted in a tertiary care centre in South India. Women with preterm premature rupture of membranes at 28-34 weeks, confirmed clinically, not in labour and presenting within 24 hours to hospital were included...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691943/effect-of-a-new-matrix-therapy-agent-in-persistent-epithelial-defects-after-bacterial-keratitis-treated-with-topical-fortified-antibiotics
#10
Marc-Antoine Chappelet, Diane Bernheim, Christophe Chiquet, Florent Aptel
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of topical application of a matrix regenerating agent (RGTA) in subjects with a persistent epithelial defect after bacterial keratitis treated with topical fortified antibiotics. METHODS: In this prospective case series of 14 subjects (14 eyes) with a persisting corneal ulcer after the cessation of fortified antibiotics, subjects were treated with an RGTA at a dose of 1 drop every other day. The main outcome measure was the proportion of subjects with complete corneal healing 1 month after initiation of treatment...
July 6, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686315/pentalogy-of-cantrell-in-a-monozygotic-twin-with-a-giant-omphalocele-firmly-attached-to-the-amniotic-membrane-successful-prenatal-diagnosis-and-cesarean-delivery
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Tomonobu Kanasugi, Akihiko Kikuchi, Noriyuki Uesugi, Daisuke Fukagawa, Hideyuki Chida, Yuri Sasaki, Gen Haba, Chizuko Isurugi, Rie Oyama, Tamotsu Sugai, Toru Sugiyama
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July 7, 2017: Congenital Anomalies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678914/long-term-effects-of-human-amniotic-membrane-in-a-rat-model-of-biliary-fibrosis
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L B Sant'Anna, F S Brito, P R Barja, M C Nicodemo
Liver fibrosis is the most common outcome of chronic liver diseases, and its progression to cirrhosis can only be effectively treated with liver transplantation. The amniotic membrane (AM) has been studied as an alternative therapy for fibrosis diseases mainly for its favorable properties, including anti-inflammatory, anti-scaring and immunomodulatory properties. It was recently demonstrated that the AM reduces the progression of biliary fibrosis to its advanced stage, cirrhosis, when applied on the liver for 6 weeks after fibrosis induction...
July 3, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677080/comparison-of-impact-of-two-decontamination-solutions-on-the-viability-of-the-cells-in-human-amnion
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Ingrida Smeringaiova, Peter Trosan, Miluse Berka Mrstinova, Jan Matecha, Jan Burkert, Jan Bednar, Katerina Jirsova
Human amniotic membrane (HAM) is used as an allograft in regenerative medicine or as a source of pluripotent cells for stem cell research. Various decontamination protocols and solutions are used to sterilize HAM before its application, but little is known about the toxicity of disinfectants on HAM cells. In this study, we tested two decontamination solutions, commercial (BASE·128) and laboratory decontamination solution (LDS), with an analogous content of antimycotic/antibiotics for their cytotoxic effect on HAM epithelial (EC) and mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC)...
July 4, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673792/cervical-cerclage-placement-decreases-local-levels-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-patients-with-cervical-insufficiency
#14
Stephany P Monsanto, Silvia Daher, Erika Ono, Karen Priscilla Tezotto Pendeloski, Évelyn Trainá, Rosiane Mattar, Chandrakant Tayade
BACKGROUND: Cervical insufficiency is characterized by premature, progressive dilation and shortening of the cervix during pregnancy. If left unattended, this can lead to the prolapse and rupture of the amniotic membrane, which usually results in midtrimester pregnancy loss or preterm birth. Previous studies have shown that proinflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-1β, interleukin-6, interleukin-8, and tumor necrosis factor alpha are up-regulated in normal parturition but are also associated with preterm birth...
June 30, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673594/management-of-temporomandibular-joint-degenerative-disorders-with-human-amniotic-membrane-hypothesis-of-action
#15
Luca Guarda-Nardini, Diletta Trojan, Adolfo Paolin, Daniele Manfredini
Approaches providing the positioning of human amniotic membrane (HAM) within the intra-articular space of arthritic TMJs have never been investigated. This contrasts with the increasing amount of evidence suggesting the potential positive effects of HAM on a number of surgical conditions, even included the interpositional arthroplasty for TMJ ankylosis. Thus, the possible usefulness of HAM to restore joint functions in severely damaged TMJs could be hypothesized. Based on these premises, the clinical research question "Is human amniotic membrane positioning effective to reduce symptoms and restore jaw function in patients with severe inflammatory-degenerative disorders of the temporomandibular joint?" has been addressed by performing a systematic review of the literature...
July 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673520/similarities-between-induced-membrane-and-amniotic-membrane-novelty-for-bone-repair
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Florelle Gindraux, Thomas Rondot, Benoit de Billy, Narcisse Zwetyenga, Jean-Christophe Fricain, Aurélie Pagnon, Laurent Obert
Previous clinical studies have shown the efficacy of a two-stage surgical procedure - the induced membrane (IM) technique - for reconstruction of large bone defects or bone non-union. The first stage involves radical debridement and insertion of a cement spacer into the bone defect. The second stage, performed weeks to months later, consists of removing the spacer while leaving the foreign body membrane induced by the cement in place, and then filling the cavity with bone autograft. The IM has been shown to (1) act as a protective physical barrier by preventing bone autograft resorption and (2) act as a bioreactor by promoting healing through revascularisation and growth factor secretion, and by concentrating mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) with osteogenic properties...
June 23, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672915/induction-of-reprogramming-of-human-amniotic-epithelial-cells-into-ips-cells-by-overexpression-of-yap-oct4-and-sox2-through-the-activation-of-the-hippo-yap-pathway
#17
Yanhui Zhao, Xinfeng Fei, Jianming Guo, Gang Zou, Weidong Pan, Jingju Zhang, Yongyi Huang, Te Liu, Weiwei Cheng
The present study has reported a novel method for producing induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. Primary human amniotic epithelial cells (HuAECs) were isolated from the amniotic membranes of pregnant women who received Cesarean sections. These cells were infected with retroviruses carrying octamer-binding transcription factor 4 (Oct4), (sex determining region Y)-box 2 (Sox2) and Yes-associated protein (Yap) (OSY). Following in vitro culture for ~14 days, epithelial-like HuAECs exhibited several iPS clone-like cell colonies (OSY-iPS)...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672913/amniotic-membrane-derived-stem-cells-help-repair-osteochondral-defect-in-a-weight-bearing-area-in-rabbits
#18
Zhijin Zhang, Linru Zeng, Jun Yang, Lin Guo, Qiao Hou, Fangbing Zhu
Our study evaluated the use of amniotic membrane-derived stem cells for repairing osteochondral defects in a weight-bearing area in rabbits. Twenty-four 3-month-old male or female New Zealand white rabbits were selected. The rabbits were randomly divided into 3 groups of eight, according to the treatment received for an experimentally inflicted femoral medial malleolus lesion, group I received a human acellular amniotic membrane seeded with bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (HAAM-BMSCs) implant; group II received a simple HAAM implant and the control group received no experimental lesion or treatment...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664994/trauma-induces-overexpression-of-cx43-in-human-fetal-membrane-defects
#19
David W Barrett, Aumie Kethees, Christopher Thrasivoulou, Alvaro Mata, Alex Virasami, Neil J Sebire, Alex C Engels, Jan A Deprest, David L Becker, Anna L David, Tina T Chowdhury
OBJECTIVE: We developed an in vitro model to examine whether trauma induces connexin 43 (Cx43) expression and collagen organisation in the amniotic membrane (AM) of fetal membrane (FM) defects. METHOD: Term human FM were traumatised in vitro. Cell morphology and Cx43 was examined in the wound edge AM by immunofluorescence (IMF) confocal microscopy and compared to control AM. Collagen microstructure was examined by Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) imaging. Cell viability was assessed with calcein and ethidium staining...
June 30, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660079/umbilical-cord-patch-transplantation-for-corneal-perforations-and-descemetoceles
#20
Hua-Tao Xie, Dan Zhao, Yang Liu, Ming-Chang Zhang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical outcome of umbilical cord patch (UCP) transplantation for deep corneal ulcers with perforations and descemetoceles. METHODS: In this retrospective, noncomparative, interventional case series, 11 eyes of 11 patients with corneal perforation or descemetocele were included. The thickness and microstructure of UCP were measured. All eyes were treated with UCP and amniotic membrane transplantation for corneal reconstruction. Corneal ulcer healing, corneal thickness, anterior chamber formation, and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) were recorded and analyzed...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
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