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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649626/investigation-of-simulated-microgravity-effects-on-streptococcus-mutans-physiology-and-global-gene-expression
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Silvia S Orsini, April M Lewis, Kelly C Rice
Astronauts have been previously shown to exhibit decreased salivary lysozyme and increased dental calculus and gingival inflammation in response to space flight, host factors that could contribute to oral diseases such as caries and periodontitis. However, the specific physiological response of caries-causing bacteria such as Streptococcus mutans to space flight and/or ground-based simulated microgravity has not been extensively investigated. In this study, high aspect ratio vessel S. mutans simulated microgravity and normal gravity cultures were assessed for changes in metabolite and transcriptome profiles, H2O2 resistance, and competence in sucrose-containing biofilm media...
2017: NPJ Microgravity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646909/the-morphological-regeneration-and-functional-restoration-of-bladder-defects-by-a-novel-scaffold-and-adipose-derived-stem-cells-in-a-rat-augmentation-model
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Qiong Wang, Dong-Dong Xiao, Hao Yan, Yang Zhao, Shi Fu, Juan Zhou, Zhong Wang, Zhe Zhou, Ming Zhang, Mu-Jun Lu
BACKGROUND: Due to the multilineage differentiation ability and paracrine role of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) for bladder defect repair, various scaffolds have been applied in combination with ASCs to promote bladder regeneration and restore bladder function. However, the low survival rate of ASCs and the difficulty of promoting bladder functional recovery are still unsolved. To explore these problems, we investigated the feasibility of a novel scaffold seeded with ASCs in a rat model of bladder augmentation...
June 24, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646872/role-of-p2x7r-in-the-development-and-progression-of-pulmonary-hypertension
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Jie Yin, Shuling You, Haopeng Liu, Li Chen, Chengdong Zhang, Hesheng Hu, Mei Xue, Wenjuan Cheng, Ye Wang, Xinran Li, Yugen Shi, Nannan Li, Suhua Yan, Xiaolu Li
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a devastating disease that lacks sufficient treatment. Studies have shown that the Nod-like receptor family, pyrin domain containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome contributes to PAH pathogenesis, but the role of the upstream molecular P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) has remained unexplored. We investigated the role of P2X7R in the pathogenesis of PAH. METHODS AND RESULTS: PH was induced by a single subcutaneous injection of monocrotaline (MCT) (60 mg/kg) on left pneumonectomised Sprague-Dawley rats, as validated by significant increases in pulmonary artery pressure and vessel wall thickness...
June 24, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646647/successful-maintenance-of-key-physiological-parameters-in-preterm-lambs-treated-with-ex%C3%A2-vivo-uterine-environment-therapy-for-a-period-of-1-week
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Haruo Usuda, Shimpei Watanabe, Yuichiro Miura, Masatoshi Saito, Gabrielle C Musk, Judith Rittenschober-Böhm, Hideyuki Ikeda, Shinichi Sato, Takushi Hanita, Tadashi Matsuda, Alan H Jobe, John P Newnham, Sarah J Stock, Matthew W Kemp
BACKGROUND: Extremely preterm infants born at the border of viability (22-24 weeks' gestation) have high rates of death and lasting disability. Ex vivo uterine environment therapy is an experimental neonatal intensive care strategy that provides gas exchange using parallel membranous oxygenators connected to the umbilical vessels, sparing the extremely preterm cardiopulmonary system from ventilation-derived injury. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to refine our ex vivo uterine environment therapy platform to eliminate fetal infection and inflammation, while simultaneously extending the duration of hemodynamically stable ex vivo uterine environment therapy to 1 week...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646385/imaging-of-the-pediatric-peritoneum-mesentery-and-omentum
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Jonathan R Dillman, Ethan A Smith, Ajaykumar C Morani, Andrew T Trout
The normal peritoneal structures, including the mesenteries and the omenta, are only a few cell layers thick and are visible on imaging based upon the tissues (e.g., fat) and structures (e.g., blood vessels and lymph nodes) contained within them. These structures become more visible and change in appearance when involved by pathological processes. In this pictorial essay, we discuss the normal anatomy of the various abdominopelvic peritoneal structures and illustrate numerous developmental and acquired diagnoses that involve these structures in the pediatric and young adult population...
July 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646147/whole-organ-vascular-casting-and-microct-examination-of-the-human-placental-vascular-tree-reveals-novel-alterations-associated-with-pregnancy-disease
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Toluwalope O Junaid, Robert S Bradley, Rohan M Lewis, John D Aplin, Edward D Johnstone
Experimental methods that allow examination of the intact vascular network of large organs, such as the human placenta are limited, preventing adequate comparison of normal and abnormal vascular development in pregnancy disease. Our aims were (i) to devise an effective technique for three-dimensional analyses of human placental vessels; (ii) demonstrate the utility of the technique in the comparison of placental vessel networks in normal and fetal growth restriction (FGR) complicated pregnancies. Radiopaque plastic vessel networks of normal and FGR placentas (n = 12/group) were created by filling the vessels with resin and corroding the surrounding tissues...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643667/can-we-perform-a-prenatal-diagnosis-of-vasa-previa-to-improve-its-obstetrical-and-neonatal-outcomes
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E Nohuz, E Boulay, D Gallot, D Lemery, F Vendittelli
INTRODUCTION: Vasa previa (VP) is defined as a condition in which the fetal blood vessels, unsupported by the placenta or the umbilical cord, run through the membranes of the lower uterine segment. It is associated with a high risk of stillbirth by exsanguination. This study aimed to assess the clinical context of diagnosis of VP in order to elaborate a strategy for its prenatal diagnosis and to improve its obstetrical and neonatal outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This historical cohort study covered the period from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2015...
April 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643319/-progress-of-the-application-of-optical-coherence-tomography-in-gastrointestinal-tumor-surgery
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Yongsheng Li, Hao Liu, Haipeng Huang, Yu Zhu, Haijun Deng, Jiang Yu, Site Luo, Li Huo, Li Lin, Huikai Xie, Guoxin Li
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a real-time, cross-sectional optical imaging technology. It is analogous to ultrasonography, except that OCT uses light waves instead of sound waves, and can provide three-dimensional morphological images of living tissues with a micrometer resolution. Through the use of endoscopes, needles, catheters and laparoscopes, OCT has demonstrated tremendous imaging potential in tumor surgery. The current studies suggest that OCT has potential for clinical applications in the following fields of gastrointestinal tumor surgery: (1) Early tumor detection and diagnosis: OCT can distinguish differences between polyp tissue, normal tissue and malignant tissue...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639476/effects-of-folic-acid-on-dnmt1-gap43-and-vegfr1-in-intrauterine-growth-restriction-filial-rats
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Ying-Xue Ding, Hong Cui
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of a folic acid intervention on the outcome of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) filial rats and changes in DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1), growth-associated protein 43 (GAP43), and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 (VEGFR1). METHODS: The IUGR animal model was established using a starvation method in pregnant rats. The animals were randomly divided into 4 groups: normal controls, IUGR rats, IUGR rats given folic acid, and IUGR rats given normal saline...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633305/circulating-micrornas-as-potential-biomarkers-for-the-identification-of-vascular-dementia-due-to-cerebral-small-vessel-disease
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Puttachandra Prabhakar, Sadanandavalli Retnaswami Chandra, Rita Christopher
Background: the diagnosis of cerebral small vessel disease, a leading cause of vascular dementia (VaD), relies solely on neuroimaging studies. Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) have been proposed as diagnostic biomarkers in various disorders. Our aim was to identify differentially expressed, circulating miRNAs in small vessel VaD which could serve as diagnostic biomarkers for this disease. Method: we performed plasma miRNA profiling by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) array in small vessel VaD patients and age- and gender-matched, cognitively normal and healthy controls...
June 13, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631905/-rationale-of-pharmacotherapy-duration-in-patients-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-a-clinical-morphological-study
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M E Sitdykova, D E Tsyplakov, E N Sitdykov, A R Nurtdinov
AIM: To investigate the nature of morphological alterations in the urinary bladder wall in BPH patients receiving pharmacotherapy to establish treatment time limits. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprised 120 BPH patients who underwent a transvesical adenomectomy. Prior to the surgery, 110 patients received pharmacotherapy (-blockers and 5-reductase inhibitors) lasting from 1-6 months to 5-10 years. Preoperative evaluation included a standard diagnostic algorithm...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631244/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-pre-perimetric-open-angle-glaucoma
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Gilda Cennamo, Daniela Montorio, Nunzio Velotti, Federica Sparnelli, Michele Reibaldi, Giovanni Cennamo
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography, in patients with pre-perimetric open-angle glaucoma. METHODS: Thirty-eight consecutive eyes of 26 patients with pre-perimetric open-angle glaucoma and 48 normal eyes of 32 controls were included in this prospective study. We evaluated OCT angiography, spectral-domain OCT and visual fields parameters. Differences between controls and patients and between OCT angiography parameters and traditional glaucoma measurements were evaluated...
June 19, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630395/cerebral-infarction-by-paradoxical-gas-embolism-during-laparoscopic-liver-resection-with-injury-of-the-hepatic-vessels-in-a-patient-without-a-right-to-left-systemic-shunt
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Toshiyasu Kawahara, Masahiro Hagiwara, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Mariko Tanaka, Koji Imai, Jun Sawada, Takayuki Kunisawa, Hiroyuki Furukawa
BACKGROUND Carbon dioxide (CO2) is believed to be the safest gas for laparoscopic surgery, which is a standard procedure. We experienced severe cerebral infarction caused by paradoxical CO2 embolism during laparoscopic liver resection with injury of the hepatic vessels despite the absence of a right-to-left systemic shunt. CASE REPORT A 60-year-old man was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma in the right hepatic lobe secondary to alcoholic liver disease. We planned the laparoscopy-assisted liver resection...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627621/identification-of-different-macrophage-subpopulations-with-distinct-activities-in-a-mouse-model-of-oxygen-induced-retinopathy
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Yanji Zhu, Ling Zhang, Qing Lu, Yushuo Gao, Yujuan Cai, Ailing Sui, Ting Su, Xi Shen, Bing Xie
The aim of the present study was to characterize the phenotypic shift, quantity and role changes in different subgroups of retinal macrophages in a mouse model of oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR). The mRNA expression levels of macrophage M1 and M2 subgroup marker genes and polarization-associated genes were analyzed by RT-qPCR. The number of M1 and M2 macrophages in our mouse model of OIR was analyzed by flow cytometry at different time points during the progression of OIR. Immunofluorescence whole mount staining of the retinas of mice with OIR was performed at different time points to examine the influx of macrophages, as well as the morphological characteristics and roles of M1 and M2 macrophages...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627001/tissue-blood-flow-to-a-pedicled-jejunal-autograft-in-the-dog-a-pilot-study
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Daniel J Nucci, Eric Monnet
OBJECTIVE: To determine the viability of a pedicled jejunal autograft after ligation of up to 3 jejunal arteries. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective crossover study. ANIMALS: Three adult dogs. METHODS: Dogs were instrumented for measurement of hemodynamic parameters. Two segments of jejunum with 4 arcadial vessels were isolated from the abdomen in each dog. An individual ligature was secured around the 4th, 3rd, and 2nd jejunal artery...
June 19, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626998/large-coverage-black-bright-blood-interleaved-imaging-sequence-labbi-for-3d-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-of-vessel-wall
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Haikun Qi, Feng Huang, Zechen Zhou, Peter Koken, Niranjan Balu, Bida Zhang, Chun Yuan, Huijun Chen
PURPOSE: To propose a large coverage black-bright blood interleaved imaging sequence (LaBBI) for 3D dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) of the vessel wall. METHODS: LaBBI consists of a 3D black-blood stack-of-stars golden angle radial acquisition with high spatial resolution for vessel wall imaging and a 2D bright-blood Cartesian acquisition with high temporal resolution for arterial input function estimation. The two acquisitions were performed in an interleaved fashion within a single scan...
June 19, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626156/a-method-to-establish-a-mouse-model-of-bone-marrow-microenvironment-injury
#17
Wenzhe Cheng, Quanhu Ge, Longfei Wan, Xiaoyi Wang, Xueling Chen, Xiangwei Wu
A normal bone marrow microenvironment plays a very important role in the normal functioning of hematopoietic stem cells. Once disturbed, this microenvironment can become favorable for the occurrence of blood disorders, cancers, and other diseases. Therefore, further studies on the bone marrow microenvironment should be performed to reveal regulatory and stem cell fate determination mechanisms and promote the development of bone marrow transplantation, tissue repair and regenerative medicine, and other fields...
June 13, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625868/distinct-characteristics-of-neonatal-platelet-reactivity
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REVIEW
Belay Tesfamariam
Platelets undergo a process of developmental maturation, and hence its regulation of vascular integrity and control of hemostasis at various stages of neonatal ages deserves better characterization. Functional assays for platelets require a larger volume of blood than what is feasible to collect in neonates, creating a technical hurdle that has been a challenge to investigate neonatal platelets. For this reason, the current knowledge of neonatal platelet function has been based on studies from cord blood-derived platelets as a surrogate for neonatal peripheral blood...
June 15, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624691/immaturity-for-gestational-age-of-microvasculature-and-placental-barrier-in-term-placentas-with-high-weight
#19
L Seidmann, Y Kamyshanskiy, S Z Martin, A Fruth, W Roth
OBJECTIVE: Villous immaturity for gestational age is a multifactorial developmental deviation associated with unexpected placental insufficiency, fetal hypoxia and term fetal death. In our previous work we have shown that immature CD15+/CD31+/CD34+ endothelial cells were an important indicator of placental villous immaturity and chronic insufficiency. The aim of this study was to perform a comparative analysis of CD15-marked immaturity in the vessel walls between normal and pathological term placentas of clinically and structurally heterogenous groups with normal, low and high weight...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624166/retrograde-thyroidectomy-for-preservation-of-the-external-branch-of-the-superior-laryngeal-nerve-a-case-series
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Vijay Naraynsingh, Shamir Cawich, Dale Hassranah, Ravi Maharaj, Shariful Islam, Yardesh Singh
BACKGROUND: The external branch of the Superior Laryngeal nerve (EBSLN) is at high risk of injury in surgery for large multinodular goitre (MNG) since the upper pole is high in the neck, well cephalad to the EBSLN. We present a technique of drawing the lobe caudally by retrograde thyroidectomy in order to minimize nerve injury. DESIGN & METHOD: All patients having surgery for benign MNG were included. Cases with previous thyroid surgery, malignant and toxic disease were excluded...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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