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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158566/graphene-quantum-dots-for-cell-proliferation-nucleus-imaging-and-photoluminescent-sensing-applications
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Mukesh Kumar Kumawat, Mukeshchand Thakur, Raju B Gurung, Rohit Srivastava
We report a simple one-pot microwave assisted "green synthesis" of Graphene Quantum Dots (GQDs) using grape seed extract as a green therapeutic carbon source. These GQDs readily self-assemble, hereafter referred to as "self-assembled" GQDs (sGQDs) in the aqueous medium. The sGQDs enter via caveolae and clathrin-mediated endocytosis and target themselves into cell nucleus within 6-8 h without additional assistance of external capping/targeting agent. The tendency to self-localize themselves into cell nucleus also remains consistent in different cell lines such as L929, HT-1080, MIA PaCa-2, HeLa, and MG-63 cells, thereby serving as a nucleus labelling agent...
November 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155730/long-term-live-imaging-device-for-improved-experimental-manipulation-of-zebrafish-larvae
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Kayla Huemer, Jayne M Squirrell, Robert Swader, Kirsten Pelkey, Danny C LeBert, Anna Huttenlocher, Kevin W Eliceiri
The zebrafish larva is an important model organism for both developmental biology and wound healing. Further, the zebrafish larva is a valuable system for live high-resolution microscopic imaging of dynamic biological phenomena in space and time with cellular resolution. However, the traditional method of agarose encapsulation for live imaging can impede larval development and tissue regrowth. Therefore, this manuscript describes the zWEDGI (zebrafish Wounding and Entrapment Device for Growth and Imaging), which was designed and fabricated as a functionally compartmentalized device to orient larvae for high-resolution microscopy while permitting caudal fin transection within the device and subsequent unrestrained tail development and re-growth...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155110/delayed-traumatic-aortic-pseudoaneurysm-formation-causing-vertebral-body-erosion-and-back-pain-case-report-and-literature-review
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Justin M Cappuzzo, Kathleen E Knudson, Shawn Sarin, Joseph Babrowicz, Abraham Cherrick, Jonathan H Sherman
BACKGROUND: Aortic pseudoaneurysms are a rare cause of chronic back pain, usually due to compression of adjacent neurovasculature. It is uncommon for patients with pseudoaneurysms of the abdominal aorta to present in a delayed fashion after initial traumatic injury. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present an unusual case of delayed pseudoaneurysm formation, with subsequent erosion into the adjacent L1 vertebral body. This pseudoaneurysm was secondary to a gunshot wound with retained ballistic fragment that occurred 27 years prior...
November 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151703/3d-printed-fistula-stent-designed-for-management-of-enterocutaneous-fistula-an-advanced-strategy
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Jin-Jian Huang, Jian-An Ren, Ge-Fei Wang, Zong-An Li, Xiu-Wen Wu, Hua-Jian Ren, Song Liu
Enterocutaneous fistulas (ECFs) are great challenges during the open abdomen. The loss of digestive juice, water-electrolyte imbalance and malnutrition are intractable issues during management of ECF. Techniques such as "fistula patch" and vacuum-assisted closure therapy have been applied to prevent contamination of open abdominal wounds by intestinal fistula drainage. However, failures are encountered due to high-output fistula and anatomical complexity. Here, we report 3D-printed patient-personalized fistula stent for ECF treatment based on 3D reconstruction of the fistula image...
November 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146749/statins-promote-cardiac-infarct-healing-by-modulating-endothelial-barrier-function-revealed-by-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Geert J Leenders, Mirjam B Smeets, Maaike van den Boomen, Monique Berben, Miranda Nabben, Dianne van Strijp, Gustav J Strijkers, Jeanine J Prompers, Fatih Arslan, Klaas Nicolay, Katrien Vandoorne
OBJECTIVE: The endothelium has a crucial role in wound healing, acting as a barrier to control transit of leukocytes. Endothelial barrier function is impaired in atherosclerosis preceding myocardial infarction (MI). Besides lowering lipids, statins modulate endothelial function. Here, we noninvasively tested whether statins affect permeability at the inflammatory (day 3) and the reparative (day 7) phase of infarct healing post-MI using contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging...
November 16, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145194/deficiency-of-functional-iron-sulfur-domains-in-abce1-inhibits-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-lung-adenocarcinomas-by-regulating-the-biogenesis-of-beta-actin-in-vitro
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Qian Yu, Xu Han, Da-Li Tian
BACKGROUND/AIMS: ATP-binding cassette transporter E1 (ABCE1), a unique ABC superfamily member that bears two Fe-S clusters, is essential for metastatic progression in lung cancer. Fe-S clusters within ABCE1 are crucial for ribosome dissociation and translation reinitiation; however, whether these clusters promote tumor proliferation and migration is unclear. METHODS: The interaction between ABCE1 and β-actin was confirmed using GST pull-down. The lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) cell line A549 was transduced with lentiviral packaging vectors overexpressing either wild-type ABCE1 or ABCE1 with Fe-S cluster deletions (ΔABCE1)...
November 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143240/dynamic-infrared-thermography-dirt-for-assessment-of-skin-blood-perfusion-in-cranioplasty-a-proof-of-concept-for-qualitative-comparison-with-the-standard-indocyanine-green-video-angiography-icga
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P Rathmann, C Chalopin, D Halama, P Giri, J Meixensberger, D Lindner
PURPOSE: Complications in wound healing after neurosurgical operations occur often due to scarred dehiscence with skin blood perfusion disturbance. The standard imaging method for intraoperative skin perfusion assessment is the invasive indocyanine green video angiography (ICGA). The noninvasive dynamic infrared thermography (DIRT) is a promising alternative modality that was evaluated by comparison with ICGA. METHODS: The study was carried out in two parts: (1) investigation of technical conditions for intraoperative use of DIRT for its comparison with ICGA, and (2) visual and quantitative comparison of both modalities in a proof of concept on nine patients...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141687/autologous-adipose-derived-regenerative-cell-therapy-modulates-development-of-hypertrophic-scarring-in-a-red-duroc-porcine-model
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Philippe Foubert, Diana Zafra, Mike Liu, Rohit Rajoria, Damian Gutierrez, Mayer Tenenhaus, John K Fraser
BACKGROUND: Effective prevention and treatment of hypertrophic scars (HTSs), a common consequence of deep-partial thickness injury, remain a significant clinical challenge. Previous studies from our group have shown that autologous adipose-derived regenerative cells (ADRCs) represent a promising approach to improve wound healing and, thereby, impact HTS development. The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of local delivery of ADRCs immediately following deep-partial thickness cutaneous injury on HTS development in the red Duroc (RD) porcine model...
November 15, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134953/incidental-finding-of-upper-lip-warthin-tumor
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Marzia Petrocelli, Carolina Sbordone, Giovanni Salzano, Giovanni Dell'Aversana Orabona, Francesco Maria Cassandro, Stefano Fusetti, Luigi Califano, Ettore Cassandro
AIM: This report shows an incidental finding of Warthin tumor in upper lip mucosa during hospitalization for a biting lesion of cheek mucosa MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 32-year-old male affected by a biting lesion of cheek mucosa was presented at Maxillo- Facial Unit of Federico II University. Clinical examination showed as an incidental finding a solid mass in the superficial layer of upper lip mucosa. We performed mini-invasive surgical treatment to obtain a radical excision of the cheek lesion at the same time as excision of Warthin tumor...
November 14, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133242/revisiting-in-vitro-release-test-for-topical-gel-formulations-the-effect-of-osmotic-pressure-explored-for-better-bio-relevance
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Soorin Jeong, Seonghee Jeong, Sungyoon Chung, Aeri Kim
Release test methods for topical dosage forms including pharmacopeial tests require a large volume of release media, with limited application for high throughput screening. In the present study, we evaluated Transwell assay to miniaturize the release test method for optimization of thermoreversible topical gel formulations. We also explored the osmotic effect on the in vitro release rates from gel formulations to understand the bio-relevance of release media. An extreme vertices type of mixture design in Minitab®16 generated eleven formulations composed of poloxamer 407, poloxamer 188, and phosphate buffered saline (PBS)...
November 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131746/topical-oxygen-therapy-promotes-the-healing-of-chronic-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-pilot-study
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P D Hayes, N Alzuhir, G Curran, I M Loftus
OBJECTIVE: Interventions that can heal or reduce diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) size may reduce the incidence of infection and amputation, and reduce associated social and economic costs. Many chronic wounds exhibit a degree of hypoxia and this leads to a reduction in healing processes including cell division and differentiation, angiogenesis, infection prevention, and collagen production. The aim of this pilot study was to assess the effects of a device supplying continuous oxygen ambulatory therapy on healing in chronic DFUs...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131001/atorvastatin-calcium-inhibits-pdgf-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-induced-proliferation-and-migration-of-vsmcs-through-the-g0-g1-cell-cycle-arrest-and-suppression-of-activated-pdgfr%C3%AE-pi3k-akt-signaling-cascade
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Shuang Chen, Siyuan Dong, Zhao Li, Xiaofan Guo, Naijin Zhang, Bo Yu, Yingxian Sun
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Abnormal proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) is a hallmark of vascular lesions, such as atherosclerosis and restenosis. PDGF-ββ, an isoform of PDGF (platelet-derived growth factor), has been demonstrated to induce proliferation and migration of VSMCs. Atorvastatin calcium, a selective inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase, has favorable protective effects on VSMCs. This study examined the effects of atorvastatin calcium on the proliferation and migration of PDGF-ββ-treated VSMCs, as well as its underlying mechanisms...
November 9, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125442/long-term-outcomes-after-surgical-treatment-of-pediatric-neurogenic-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
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Jennifer Hong, Jared M Pisapia, Zarina S Ali, Austin J Heuer, Erin Alexander, Gregory G Heuer, Eric L Zager
OBJECTIVE Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (nTOS) is an uncommon compression syndrome of the brachial plexus that presents with pain, sensory changes, and motor weakness in the affected limb. The authors reviewed the clinical presentations and outcomes in their series of pediatric patients with surgically treated nTOS over a 6-year period. METHODS Cases of nTOS in patients age 18 years or younger were extracted for analysis from a prospective database of peripheral nerve operations. Baseline patient characteristics, imaging and neurophysiological data, operative findings, and outcomes and complications were assessed...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124966/marine-natural-pigments-as-potential-sources-for-therapeutic-applications
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Panchanathan Manivasagan, Subramaniyan Bharathiraja, Madhappan Santha Moorthy, Sudip Mondal, Hansu Seo, Kang Dae Lee, Junghwan Oh
In recent years, marine natural pigments have emerged as a powerful alternative in the various fields of food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries because of their excellent biocompatibility, bioavailability, safety, and stability. Marine organisms are recognized as a rich source of natural pigments such as chlorophylls, carotenoids, and phycobiliproteins. Numerous studies have shown that marine natural pigments have considerable medicinal potential and promising applications in human health. In this review, we summarize the marine natural pigments as potential sources for therapeutic applications, including: antioxidant, anticancer, antiangiogenic, anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory activities, drug delivery, photothermal therapy (PTT), photodynamic therapy (PDT), photoacoustic imaging (PAI), and wound healing...
November 10, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123273/in-vivo-imaging-of-the-microvasculature-of-the-soft-tissue-margins-of-osteonecrotic-jaw-lesions
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P Bastos, V Patel, F Festy, N Hosny, R J Cook
Introduction Given the increasing incidence of medication-related jaw osteonecrosis, and recognition of the mucosal blood supply's importance, we have developed a non-invasive Real Time Optical Vascular Imaging (RTOVI) instrument. Imaging the red blood cells within the sub-mucosal capillary networks demonstrates the microcirculatory anatomy. We report a small trial, demonstrating the technique's viability, examining mucosal microcirculatory changes adjacent to osteonecrotic lesions.Aims Imaging the microvasculature of soft tissue margins of patients' exposed necrotic bone lesions in situ was intended to provide unique observational as well as quantitative data, using an image analysis routine, based on ImageJ software...
November 10, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121361/valved-25-gauge-cannula-for-vitreous-tap-and-injection
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Theodore Leng, Darius M Moshfeghi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To describe a technique that reduces patient discomfort by using a valved 25-gauge trocar for vitreous tap and intravitreal injection of medications in previously vitrectomized eyes with suspected infectious endophthalmitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A commercially available 25-gauge valved entry system is used to enter the vitreous cavity. A 25-gauge needle attached to a syringe is used to obtain a vitreous specimen for microbiological access and administer intravitreal injections of antibiotics and steroids...
November 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119880/preparation-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-evaluation-of-a-novel-gel-based-wound-dressing-using-arginine-alginate-surface-modified-chitosan-nanofibers
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Mahsa Hoseinpour Najar, Mohsen Minaiyan, Azade Taheri
The development of an effective wound dressing with the ability to induce skin wound healing is a great challenge in medicine. Nanofibers are highly attractive for wound dressing preparation due to their properties such as hemostasis induction, good absorption of wound exudates, and facilitation of cell growth. Chitosan nanofibers have attracted great attention for application in wound dressings due to their accelerating effects on wound healing. In this study, arginine surface-modified chitosan nanofibers were successfully prepared by attachment of arginine molecules on the surface of chitosan nanofibers using sodium alginate through electrostatic interaction...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119063/a-new-model-for-studying-deep-partial-thickness-burns-in-rats
#18
Hui-Fang Guo, Razana M Ali, Roslida A Hamid, Asma A Zaini, Huzwah Khaza'ai
Burn injuries are one of the most devastating injuries in the world. A uniform burn wound is essential for burn research. The objective of this study was to describe a new model for inducing deep partial-thickness burns in rats. Burn wounds were performed on the dorsal part of Sprague-Dawley rats using a constructed heating device in our laboratory. Digital images of each animal were captured every day for macroscopic evaluation and for assessment of the wound contraction rate. Six animals were sacrificed on days 1, 3, 7, 11, 14, and 21 after onset of burn and their skin tissues were harvested for histological analysis...
2017: International Journal of Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113917/the-diagnosis-of-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency
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Qihua Le, Jianjiang Xu, Sophie X Deng
Limbal stem cells (LSCs) maintain the normal homeostasis and wound healing of corneal epithelium. Limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) is a pathologic condition that results from the dysfunction and/or an insufficient quantity of LSCs. The diagnosis of LSCD has been made mainly based on medical history and clinical signs, which often are not specific to LSCD. Methods to stage the severity of LSCD have been lacking. With the application of newly developed ocular imaging modalities and molecular methods as diagnostic tools, standardized quantitative criteria for the staging of LSCD can be established...
November 4, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107579/detection-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biomarkers-from-thermally-injured-mice-in-situ-using-imaging-mass-spectrometry
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Timothy Hamerly, Jake A Everett, Nina Paris, Steve T Fisher, Arivarasan Karunamurthy, Garth A James, Kendra P Rumbaugh, Daniel D Rhoads, Brian Bothner
Monitoring patients with burn wounds for infection is standard practice because failure to rapidly and specifically identify a pathogen can result in poor clinical outcomes, including death. Therefore, a method that facilitates detection and identification of pathogens in situ within minutes of biopsy would be a significant benefit to clinicians. Mass spectrometry is rapidly becoming a standard tool in clinical settings, capable of identifying specific pathogens from complex samples. Imaging mass spectrometry (IMS) expands the information content by enabling spatial resolution of biomarkers in tissue samples as in histology, without the need for specific stains/antibodies...
December 15, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
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