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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745972/a-20-year-follow-up-after-first-generation-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation
#1
Takahiro Ogura, Brian A Mosier, Tim Bryant, Tom Minas
BACKGROUND: Treating articular cartilage defects is a demanding problem. Although several studies have reported durable and improved clinical outcomes after autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) over a long-term period, there is no report with over 20 years' follow-up. PURPOSE: To evaluate clinical outcomes after first-generation ACI for the treatment of knees with disabling, large single and multiple cartilage defects for which patients wished to avoid prosthetic arthroplasty, with a minimum of 20 years' follow-up...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735256/comparison-of-multimodal-intra-arterial-treatment-versus-intravenous-thrombolysis-for-hypertensive-patients-with-severe-large-vessel-cerebral-infarction
#2
Zuojun Tian, Geng Liao, Shaoming Li, Yuechun Shen, Changbing Chen, Lei Liu, Yiheng Li
Since intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) is often associated with poor outcomes in hypertensive patients with severe acute cerebral infarction (ACI) due to occlusions of the internal carotid, basilar, or proximal middle cerebral artery, we evaluated whether multimodal intra-arterial treatment (IAT) might improve functional outcomes in this patient population. We retrospectively reviewed the charts of eligible patients who underwent multimodal IAT including intra-arterial thrombolysis, mechanical thrombectomy, balloon and/or stent angioplasty (IAT group) or IVT alone (IVT group)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730665/is-dna-ploidy-related-to-smoking
#3
Celina Faig Lima, Monica Ghislaine Oliveira Alves, Bruna Fernandes do Carmo Carvalho, Thaynara Alves de Lima, Cláudia Malheiros Coutinho-Camillo, Fernando Augusto Soares, Jaqueline Scholz, Janete Dias Almeida
In the oral cavity, genomic instability is caused by long-term exposure to carcinogens. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between smoking and DNA ploidy METHODS: Cytological material was obtained from patients participating in the Outpatient Smoking Treatment Program of the Heart Institute (INCOR-HCFMUSP), and of the Discipline of Oral Medicine (ICT-UNESP). The inclusion criteria for all groups were the absence of a history of malignant tumors, absence of clinical signs of changes in the selected area, and alcohol consumption of less than 3 units per week...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720298/steroids-steroid-precursors-and-neuroactive-steroids-in-critically-ill-equine-neonates
#4
K A Dembek, K J Timko, L M Johnson, K A Hart, B S Barr, B David, T A Burns, R E Toribio
Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPAA) dysfunction has been associated with sepsis and mortality in foals. Most studies have focused on cortisol, while other steroids have not been investigated. The objectives of this study were to characterise the adrenal steroid and steroid precursor response to disease and to determine their association with the HPAA response to illness, disease severity, and mortality in hospitalised foals. All foals (n=326) were classified by two scoring systems into three categories: based on the sepsis score (septic, sick non-septic [SNS] and healthy) and the foal survival score (Group 1: 3-18%; Group 2: 38-62%; Group 3: 82-97% likelihood of survival)...
July 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716734/crystal-structure-analysis-of-3-6-anhydro-l-galactonate-cycloisomerase-suggests-emergence-of-novel-substrate-specificity-in-the-enolase-superfamily
#5
Saeyoung Lee, Kyoung Heon Kim, Hye-Yeon Kim, In-Geol Choi
3,6-Anydro-l-galatonate cycloisomerase (ACI) catalyzes the cycloisomerization of a 3,6-anhydro-l-galactonic acid known as a novel metabolite in agarolytic bacteria. Here, we present 3-D structures of ACI from Vibrio sp. strain EJY3 (VejACI) in native and mutant forms at 2.2 Å and 2.6 Å resolutions, respectively. The enzyme belongs to the mandelate racemase subgroup of the enolase superfamily catalyzing common β-elimination reactions by α-carbon deprotonation of substrates. The structure of VejACI revealed a notable 20s loop region in the capping domain, which can be a highly conserved structural motif in ACI homologs of agar metabolism...
July 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714570/human-osteoarthritic-chondrons-outnumber-patient-and-joint-matched-chondrocytes-in-hydrogel-culture-future-application-in-autologous-cell-based-oa-cartilage-repair
#6
Miriam Rothdiener, Tatiana Uynuk-Ool, Norbert Südkamp, Matthias Aurich, Alan J Grodzinsky, Bodo Kurz, Bernd Rolauffs
Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) is used in 34-60% for osteoarthritic (OA) cartilage defects, although ACI is neither recommended nor designed for OA. Envisioning a hydrogel-based ACI for OA that uses chondrons instead of classically used chondrocytes, we hypothesized that human OA-chondrons may outperform OA-chondrocytes. We compared patient- and joint surface-matched human OA-chondrons vs. OA-chondrocytes cultured for the first time in a hydrogel, using a self-assembling peptide system. We determined yield, viability, cell numbers, mRNA expression, GAPDH mRNA enzyme activity, collagen II synthesis (CPII) and degradation (C2C), and sGAG...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714386/nitroisoxazolones-showing-diverse-chemical-behavior-a-useful-building-block-for-polyfunctionalized-systems
#7
Nagatoshi Nishiwaki
4-Nitroisoxazolin-5(2H)-one (nitroisoxazolone) has multiple functionalities embedded as the partial structures that include a nitroalkene, an enamine, a lactone, a N-O bond, and an α, β-unsaturated carbonyl moiety. These structural features facilitate versatile chemical transformations that lead to polyfunctionalized heterocycles that are not easily available by alternative methods. Anionic nitroisoxazolone readily undergoes ring opening to afford dianionic cyano-aci-nitroacetate. This dianionic reagent serves as a safe cyano(nitro)methylating agent to afford glutaronitriles and α-nitro-δ-keto nitriles that are precursors of polyfunctionalized isoxazolines, pyridines, and diazabicycliccompounds...
July 14, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695328/study-of-the-emitted-dose-after-two-separate-inhalations-at-different-inhalation-flow-rates-and-volumes-and-an-assessment-of-aerodynamic-characteristics-of-indacaterol-onbrez-breezhaler-%C3%A2-150-and-300%C3%A2-%C3%AE-g
#8
Mohamad Abadelah, Henry Chrystyn, Golshan Bagherisadeghi, Gaballa Abdalla, Hassan Larhrib
Onbrez Breezhaler® is a low-resistance capsule-based device that was developed to deliver indacaterol maleate. The study was designed to investigate the effects of both maximum flow rate (MIF) and inhalation volume (Vin) on the dose emission of indacaterol 150 and 300 μg dose strengths after one and two inhalations using dose unit sampling apparatus (DUSA) as well as to study the aerodynamic characteristics of indacaterol Breezhaler® using the Andersen cascade impactor (ACI) at a different set of MIF and Vin...
July 10, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683362/promoter-hypomethylation-of-microrna223-gene-is-associated-with-atherosclerotic-cerebral-infarction
#9
Zhibin Li, Fang Yu, Xiaoqing Zhou, Sian Zeng, Qiong Zhan, Mei Yuan, Qidong Yang, Yunhai Liu, Jian Xia
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: microRNA223 (miR-223) plays an important role in the development of atherosclerosis and ischemic stroke. It is involved in regulation of multiple physiological and pathophysiological processes such as cholesterol metabolism, endothelial cell (EC) function, and thrombosis. Here we investigated the role of methylation regulation of MIR-223 promoter region in atherosclerotic cerebral infarction (ACI) patients. METHODS: A total of 23 patients with ACI and 32 healthy individuals were recruited...
June 28, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680968/bacterial-community-composition-and-dynamics-spanning-five-years-in-freshwater-bog-lakes
#10
Alexandra M Linz, Benjamin C Crary, Ashley Shade, Sarah Owens, Jack A Gilbert, Rob Knight, Katherine D McMahon
Bacteria play a key role in freshwater biogeochemical cycling, but long-term trends in freshwater bacterial community composition and dynamics are not yet well characterized. We used a multiyear time series of 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing data from eight bog lakes to census the freshwater bacterial community and observe annual and seasonal trends in abundance. The sites that we studied encompassed a range of water column mixing frequencies, which we hypothesized would be associated with trends in alpha and beta diversity...
May 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666451/autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-derived-synovial-fluids-display-distinct-responder-and-non-responder-proteomic-profiles
#11
Charlotte H Hulme, Emma L Wilson, Mandy J Peffers, Sally Roberts, Deborah M Simpson, James B Richardson, Pete Gallacher, Karina T Wright
BACKGROUND: Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) can be used in the treatment of focal cartilage injuries to prevent the onset of osteoarthritis (OA). However, we are yet to understand fully why some individuals do not respond well to this intervention. Identification of a reliable and accurate biomarker panel that can predict which patients are likely to respond well to ACI is needed in order to assign the patient to the most appropriate therapy. This study aimed to compare the baseline and mid-treatment proteomic profiles of synovial fluids (SFs) obtained from responders and non-responders to ACI...
June 30, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644968/serum-lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-predicts-the-formation-of-carotid-artery-plaque-and-its-vulnerability-in-anterior-circulation-cerebral-infarction
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Yuping Yang, Tao Xue, Juehua Zhu, Jiayi Xu, Xiaowei Hu, Penghao Wang, Tao Kong, Yan Yan, Lihui Yang, Shouru Xue
OBJECTIVE: Circulation inflammation markers such as high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) are considered as predictors of cerebral and cardiac vascular diseases. However, the role of hsCRP and Lp-PLA2 in the anterior circulation cerebral infarction (ACI) is to be elaborated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included 100 patients with acute anterior circulation cerebral infarction (AaCI group) and 50 non-infarction subjects (control group)...
June 12, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633793/treatment-of-a-focal-articular-cartilage-defect-of-the-talus-with-polymer-based-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-a-12-year-follow-up-period
#13
Peter Cornelius Kreuz, Richard Horst Kalkreuth, Philipp Niemeyer, Markus Uhl, Christoph Erggelet
Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) is a first-line treatment option for large articular cartilage defects. Although well-established for cartilage defects in the knee, studies of the long-term outcomes of matrix-assisted ACI to treat cartilage defects in the ankle are rare. In the present report, we describe for the first time the long-term clinical and radiologic results 12 years after polymer-based matrix-assisted ACI treat a full-thickness talar cartilage defect in a 25-year-old male patient. The clinical outcome was assessed using the visual analog scale and Freiburg ankle score, magnetic resonance imaging evaluation using the Henderson-Kreuz scoring system and T2 mapping...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616971/lack-of-cell-proliferative-and-tumorigenic-effects-of-4-hydroxyestradiol-in-the-anterior-pituitary-of-rats-role-of-ultrarapid-o-methylation-catalyzed-by-pituitary-membrane-bound-catechol-o-methyltransferase
#14
Pan Wang, Laura H Mills, Ji-Hoon Song, Jina Yu, Bao-Ting Zhu
In animal models, estrogens are complete carcinogens in certain target sites. 4-Hydroxyestradiol (4-OH-E2), an endogenous metabolite of 17β-estradiol (E2), is known to have prominent estrogenic activity plus potential genotoxicity and mutagenicity. We report here our finding that 4-OH-E2 does not induce pituitary tumors in ACI female rats, whereas E2 produces 100% pituitary tumor incidence. To probe the mechanism, we conducted a short-term animal experiment to compare the proliferative effect of 4-OH-E2 in several organs...
June 15, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612675/formulation-of-novel-dry-powder-inhalation-for-fluticasone-propionate-and-salmeterol-xinafoate-with-capsule-based-device
#15
Kyeong Soo Kim, Jeong Hyun Kim, Sung Giu Jin, Dong Wuk Kim, Jong Oh Kim, Chul Soon Yong, Yu Seok Youn, Kyung Taek Oh, Jong Soo Woo, Han-Gon Choi
The aim of this study was to develop a novel fluticasone propionate (FP) and salmeterol xinafoate (SX)-loaded dry powder inhaler (DPI) system, which was composed of powder formulation and performance. The air flow resistances were determined with various types of DPI device, showing that the modified RS01 device gave the specific resistance similar to the commercial DPI device. The particle properties of fluticasone propionate (FP), salmeterol xinafoate (SX) and inhalation grade lactose particles, such as particle size, size distribution and fine content, were assessed...
June 14, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603759/experimental-data-on-compressive-strength-and-durability-of-sulfur-concrete-modified-by-styrene-and-bitumen
#16
M Dehestani, E Teimortashlu, M Molaei, M Ghomian, S Firoozi, S Aghili
In this data article experimental data on the compressive strength, and the durability of styrene and bitumen modified sulfur concrete against acidic water and ignition are presented. The percent of the sulfur cement and the gradation of the aggregates used are according to the ACI 548.2R-93 and ASTM 3515 respectively. For the styrene modified sulfur concrete different percentages of styrene are used. Also for the bitumen modified sulfur concrete, different percentages of bitumen and the emulsifying agent (triton X-100) are utilized...
August 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596973/quadriceps-strength-in-patients-with-isolated-cartilage-defects-of-the-knee-results-of-isokinetic-strength-measurements-and-their-correlation-with-clinical-and-functional-results
#17
Anja Hirschmüller, Tasja Andres, Wolfgang Schoch, Heiner Baur, Lukas Konstantinidis, Norbert P Südkamp, Philipp Niemeyer
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have found a significant deficit of maximum quadriceps strength after autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) of the knee. However, it is unclear whether muscular strength deficits in patients with cartilage damage exist prior to operative treatment. PURPOSE: To isokinetically test maximum quadriceps muscle strength and quantify the impact of possible strength deficits on functional and clinical test results. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595946/the-effects-of-pessimism-on-cell-mediated-immunity-in-rats
#18
Katarzyna Curzytek, Marta Kubera, Ewa Trojan, Kinga Wójcik, Agnieszka Basta-Kaim, Jan Detka, Michael Maes, Rafal Rygula
We used a recently developed ambiguous-cue interpretation (ACI) paradigm to investigate whether 'optimism' and 'pessimism' as behavioural traits may be interrelated with immune functions in rodents. To this aim, in a series of ACI tests (cognitive bias screening, CBS), we identified rats that displayed 'pessimistic' and 'optimistic' traits. We found significant differences in immune biomarkers between 'optimistic' and 'pessimistic' animals. Moreover 'pessimism' was associated with significantly lower relative weight of the spleen and thymus, significantly decreased proliferative activity of splenocytes...
June 5, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589305/discriminating-ability-of-abbreviated-impactor-measurement-approach-aim-to-detect-changes-in-mass-median-aerodynamic-diameter-mmad-of-an-albuterol-salbutamol-pmdi-aerosol
#19
J David Christopher, Rajni B Patel, Jolyon P Mitchell, Terrence P Tougas, Adrian P Goodey, Jorge Quiroz, Patrik U Andersson, Svetlana Lyapustina
This article reports on results from a two-lab, multiple impactor experiment evaluating the abbreviated impactor measurement (AIM) concept, conducted by the Cascade Impaction Working Group of the International Pharmaceutical Aerosol Consortium on Regulation and Science (IPAC-RS). The goal of this experiment was to expand understanding of the performance of an AIM-type apparatus based on the Andersen eight-stage non-viable cascade impactor (ACI) for the assessment of inhalation aerosols and sprays, compared with the full-resolution version of that impactor described in the pharmacopeial compendia...
June 6, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589157/return-to-preoperative-function-after-autologous-cartilage-implantation-of-the-knee-in-active-military-servicemembers
#20
Nicholas J Zarkadis, Nicholas A Kusnezov, EStephan J Garcia, Mark P Pallis, Brian R Waterman
BACKGROUND: Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) has been shown to provide adequate durability, pain relief, and improved long-term functional outcomes in the average patient, but proof of its efficacy in individuals with greater than average physical demands is scarce. Further knowledge is required to understand which patients may benefit from ACI and to identify which risk factors are associated with failure to return to the preinjury activity level. PURPOSE: To determine the occupational outcomes, rates of reoperation, and variables predictive of suboptimal outcomes after ACI...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
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