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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443261/diabetes-mellitus-caused-by-secondary-hemochromatosis-after-multiple-blood-transfusions-in-2-patients-with-severe-aplastic-anemia
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Hyun Jin Kim, Yoon-Myung Kim, Eungu Kang, Beom Hee Lee, Jin-Ho Choi, Han-Wook Yoo
Hemochromatosis is an inherited or secondary disorder caused by excessive iron storage leading to multiple organ damage. We describe 2 patients with diabetes mellitus caused by hemochromatosis secondary to multiple blood transfusions due to severe aplastic anemia. Subject 1, who was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia at 15 years of age, received multiple red blood cell transfusions before he underwent autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) at 22 years of age. At 21 years of age, hyperglycemia was detected with increased hemoglobin A1c and serum ferritin levels, 9...
March 2017: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441073/orbital-and-conjunctival-metastasis-from-lobular-breast-carcinoma
#2
Margarita Sánchez Orgaz, Tais Gonzalez Pessolani, José J Pozo Kreilinger, Pilar Zamora, Covadonga Martí Álvarez, Ana Boto-de-Los-Bueis
This article examines the clinical presentation of ocular metastasis from an infiltrating lobular breast carcinoma. We examined a conjunctival biopsy from a 69-year-old woman who developed unilateral conjunctival inflammation together with a neurotrophic corneal ulcer and proptosis. Infiltrating lobular breast carcinoma (ILBC) was diagnosed using routine histology and immunohistochemistry. She had a past history of a hormone receptor-positive infiltrating ILBC 11 years ago with cutaneous and diffuse osteoblastic metastases, and she was kept under treatment with lezotrol...
April 25, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433735/outpatient-endometrial-aspiration-an-alternative-to-methotrexate-for-pregnancy-of-unknown-location
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Iris G Insogna, Leslie V Farland, Stacey A Missmer, Elizabeth S Ginsburg, Paula C Brady
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of an endometrial sampling protocol for the diagnosis of pregnancies of unknown location following in vitro fertilization. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of 14,505 autologous fresh and frozen in vitro fertilization cycles from 10/2007 to 9/2015 was performed; 110 patients were diagnosed with pregnancy of unknown location, defined as a positive human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) without ultrasound evidence of intrauterine or ectopic pregnancy, and an abnormal hCG trend (<53% rise or <15% fall in two days)...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429826/effect-of-alpha-lipoic-acid-on-endometrial-implants-in-an-experimental-rat-model
#4
Neslihan Pınar, Oya Soylu Karapınar, Oğuzhan Özcan, Tümay Özgür, Suphi Bayraktar
To investigate the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) in the treatment of endometriosis in an experimental rat model by evaluating biochemical and histopathologic parameters. Experimental endometriosis was induced by the peritoneal implantation of autologous endometrial tissue. The rats were randomly divided into two groups with 8 rats each. Group I was intraperitoneally administered ALA 100 mg/kg/day for 14 days. Group II was intraperitoneally administered saline solution at the same dosage and over the same period...
April 21, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416076/sweat-allergy-extrinsic-or-intrinsic
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Takaaki Hiragun, Makiko Hiragun, Kaori Ishii, Takanobu Kan, Michihiro Hide
Sweat is an exacerbation factor in atopic dermatitis (AD) in all age groups. A body core temperature elevation with sweating triggers cholinergic urticaria (CholU). We recently reported that AD symptoms are improved by tannic acid-containing spray, which suppresses the basophil histamine release induced by semi-purified sweat antigen in vitro, and by showering, which removes antigens in sweat from the skin surface. Sweat contains small amount of proteins including proteases, protease inhibitors, and anti-microbial peptides...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411044/a-short-report-on-the-effect-of-decreased-incubation-time-on-the-architectural-profile-of-autologous-conditioned-serum-acs
#6
Angelique Barreto
If present in high enough concentrations, IL-1-Ra has the potential to inhibit Interleukin-1, the chief offender that promotes the pro-inflammatory cascade causing pain, swelling and joint dysfunction associated with osteoarthritis (OA). IL-1-Ra and growth factor levels were quantified from whole blood in this retrospective chart review investigation (n=20) using Zero and 15min incubation times respectively. The hypothesis that this process can significantly (p<0.0001) increase levels of IL-1-Ra was confirmed...
April 11, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409016/surface-complement-c3-fragments-and-cellular-binding-of-microparticles-in-patients-with-sle
#7
Line Kjær Winberg, Claus Henrik Nielsen, Søren Jacobsen
OBJECTIVES: To examine microparticles (MPs) from patients with SLE and healthy controls (HCs) by determining the cellular origin of the MPs, quantifying attached fragments of complement component 3 (C3) and assessing the ability of MPs to bind to circulating phagocytes and erythrocytes. These features may be relevant for clearance of MPs in SLE pathogenesis. METHODS: Attached C3 fragments (C3b, iC3b, C3d), membrane integrity and cell surface markers of MPs from 18 patients with SLE and 11 HCs were measured by adding specific antibodies, 7-aminoactinomycin D (7AAD) and annexin V...
2017: Lupus Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405547/autologous-serum-and-plasma-skin-tests-in-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-a-reappraisal
#8
Muthu Sendhil Kumaran, Sonia Mangal, Tarun Narang, Davinder Parsad
AIM: The objective of this study was to assess autologous serum skin test (ASST) vs autologous plasma skin test (APST) response in chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) patients and study the significance of intensity of positive responses in relation to clinicoepidemiological parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred CSU patients and 100 age and sex-matched controls were recruited. The demographic and clinical features were recorded in all patients and routine investigations were performed...
March 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403359/oral-mucosa-an-alternative-epidermic-cell-source-to-develop-autologous-dermal-epidermal-substitutes-from-diabetic-subjects
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Daniela Guzmán-Uribe, Keila Neri Alvarado-Estrada, Mauricio Pierdant-Pérez, Bertha Torres-Álvarez, Jesus Martin Sánchez-Aguilar, Raúl Rosales-Ibáñez
Objective: The aim of this study was to obtain autologous dermal-epidermal skin substitutes from oral mucosa from diabetic subjects as a first step towards a possible clinical application for cases of diabetic foot. Material and Methods: Oral mucosa was obtained from diabetic and healthy subjects (n=20 per group). Epidermal cells were isolated and cultured using autologous fibrin to develop dermal-epidermal in vitro substitutes by the air-liquid technique with autologous human serum as a supplement media...
March 2017: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381469/phase-i-clinical-trial-of-autologous-stem-cell-sheet-transplantation-therapy-for-treating-cardiomyopathy
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Shigeru Miyagawa, Keitaro Domae, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Satsuki Fukushima, Teruya Nakamura, Atsuhiro Saito, Yasushi Sakata, Seiki Hamada, Koichi Toda, Kyongsun Pak, Masahiro Takeuchi, Yoshiki Sawa
BACKGROUND: When transplanted into failing heart, autologous somatic tissue-derived cells yield functional recovery via paracrine effects that enhance native regeneration. However, the therapeutic effects are modest. We developed a method in which scaffold-free cell sheets are attached to the epicardial surface to maximize paracrine effects. This Phase I clinical trial tested whether transplanting autologous cell-sheets derived from skeletal muscle is feasible, safe, and effective for treating severe congestive heart failure...
April 5, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380487/effectiveness-of-autologous-whole-blood-injections-in-patients-with-refractory-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
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Nikolaos Aggelis Kitsioulis, Paraskevi Xepapadaki, Aggeliki-Victoria Roussaki-Schulze, Nikolaos Papadopoulos, Efterpi Zafiriou
BACKGROUND: Nonsedating antihistamines are the treatment of choice for chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), while omalizumab and immunosuppressants have also been approved as an add-on treatment. Autologous whole-blood injection (AWBI) has been used in previous studies with ambiguous results. The aim of our study was to evaluate changes in the Urticaria Activity Score (UAS7), Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI), and Chronic Urticaria Quality of Life (CU-Q2oL) score, and also the association of serologic markers with disease severity measures after AWBI...
April 6, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362052/plasmapheresis-intravenous-immunoglobulins-and-autologous-serum-eyedrops-in-the-acute-eye-complications-of-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis
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Antonio Pinna, Eleonora Nuvoli, Francesco Blasetti, Maria Alma Posadinu, Francesco Boscia
PURPOSE: Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a rare, life-threatening, drug-induced, mucocutaneous disease, which can severely affect the ocular surface. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of plasmapheresis, human IV immunoglobulins (IVIg), and autologous serum (AS) eyedrops in the treatment of the severe acute ocular complications of TEN. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all patients admitted to the Burn Unit, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria-Sassari, Sassari, Italy, from 2009 to 2015, identified 9 patients (2 men, 7 women; mean age 63...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361853/anticancer-effect-and-immunologic-response-to-xenogeneic-embryonic-proteins-in-mice-bearing-ehrlich-solid-carcinoma
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T V Symchych, N I Fedosova, О М Karaman, L M Yevstratieva, H P Potebnia
AIM: To investigate anticancer and immunologic effects of chicken embryonic proteins (CEP) in mice bearing Ehrlich solid carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was carried out on male Balb/c mice bearing Ehrlich solid carcinoma. The immunizations were performed after the tumor transplantation. The immune status was assessed on days 7, 14, 21 and 28 after the tumor challenge. Cytotoxic activity (CAT) of macrophages (Mph), natural killer cells (NK), cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CTL) and blood serum, as well as the influence of the blood serum on immune cells activity was checked in MTT-assay; Mph's cytochemical activity was tested in NBT-assay; Ehrlich antigen-specific or CEP-specific antibodies were detected in ELISA-assay; medium size circulating immune complexes (CIC) were detected in reaction of 4...
March 2017: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361124/lowering-perfusate-temperature-from-37%C3%A2-c-to-32%C3%A2-c-diminishes-function-in-a-porcine-model-of-ex-vivo-kidney-perfusion
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Thomas D Adams, Meeta Patel, Sarah A Hosgood, Michael L Nicholson
BACKGROUND: Ex vivo perfusion (EVP) is a novel method of preservation. However, optimal perfusion conditions remain undetermined. Reducing the temperature of the perfusate to subnormothermia may be beneficial during EVP and improve early graft function. The aim of this study was to investigate whether subnormothermia would influence the conditioning effect of EVP when compared with normothermic perfusion, and standard cold static storage (CS). METHODS: Porcine kidneys underwent static CS for 23 hours followed by 1 hour of EVP using leukocyte-depleted blood at a mean temperature of 32°C or 37°C...
March 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351842/minute-myocardial-injury-as-measured-by-high-sensitive-troponin-t-serum-levels-predicts-the-response-to-intracoronary-infusion-of-bone-marrow-derived-mononuclear-cells-in-patients-with-stable-chronic-post-infarction-heart-failure-insights-from-the-topcare-chd
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Brigitte Luu, David M Leistner, Eva Herrmann, Florian H Seeger, Joerg Honold, Stephan Fichtlscherer, Andreas M Zeiher, Birgit Assmus
Rationale: Cell-based therapies are a promising option in patients with chronic post-infarction heart failure (ICM). However, the responses following intracoronary infusion of autologous bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BMC) are heterogeneous, which may be related to impaired cell retention in patients with ICM. Ischemic injury is associated with upregulation of prototypical chemoattractant cytokines mediating retention and homing of circulating cells. The development of ultrasensitive tests to measure troponin-T serum levels (hs-TnT) revealed the presence of ongoing minute myocardial injury even in patients with stable ICM...
March 28, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339301/cultivation-of-human-oral-mucosal-explants-on-contact-lenses
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Barbara Zsebik, László Ujlaky-Nagy, Gergely Losonczy, György Vereb, Lili Takács
Purpose/Aim: Autologous cultivated oral mucosal (OM) epithelial transplantation has been successfully used as corneal epithelial replacement in bilateral limbal stem cell deficiency. Recently, lotrafilcon A contact lens (CL) surface was described as a suitable carrier for cultured stem cells in corneal epithelial transplantation. Our aim was to establish explant cultures from human OM on CL carriers that are free of animal-derived materials and feeder cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human cadaveric 2 mm OM explants were sutured onto CL surfaces and cultivated with fetal calf serum (FCS) or human serum (HS) supplemented culture medium without feeder cells...
March 24, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336110/patient-generated-subjective-global-assessment-as-a-prognosis-tool-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
#17
Hae Su Kim, Ji Yun Lee, Sung Hee Lim, Jaewon Cho, Seok Jin Kim, Jun Ho Jang, Won Seog Kim, Chul Won Jung, Kihyun Kim
OBJECTIVE: Disease-related weight loss is relatively common in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM), but limited data exist regarding the effects of nutritional status on survival. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between malnutrition (as measured by Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment [PG-SGA]) and clinical characteristics of patients with MM, and to investigate the association between the PG-SGA score before chemotherapy and overall survival in MM patients...
April 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332214/serum-eye-drops-a-survey-of-international-production-methods
#18
D C Marks, P F van der Meer
BACKGROUND: Serum eye drops (SEDs) are used to treat dry eye syndrome and non-healing corneal lesions when other treatments fail. Despite many clinical studies demonstrating the efficacy of both autologous and allogeneic SEDs, there is no internationally harmonized method for producing SEDs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 40-question survey requesting information regarding donor selection, blood collection and processing, infectious disease screening, shelf life and regulatory requirements for the production of autologous and allogeneic SEDs was developed by the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion Collaborative...
March 23, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321422/autologous-tenocyte-injection-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-recalcitrant-gluteal-tendinopathy-a-prospective-pilot-study
#19
Thomas A Bucher, Jay R Ebert, Anne Smith, William Breidahl, Michael Fallon, Tao Wang, Ming-Hao Zheng, Gregory C Janes
BACKGROUND: Gluteal tendinopathy is a common cause of lateral hip pain, and existing conservative treatment modalities demonstrate high symptom recurrence rates. Autologous tenocyte injection (ATI) is a promising cell therapy that may be useful for the treatment of gluteal tendinopathy. PURPOSE: To investigate the safety and effectiveness of ATI, specifically in patients with chronic recalcitrant gluteal tendinopathy. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4...
February 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318212/multiple-myeloma-diagnosis-and-treatment
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Thomas C Michels, Keith E Petersen
Multiple myeloma accounts for 1.6% of all cancer cases and approximately 10% of hematologic malignancies in the United States. In 2015, an estimated 28,850 new cases of multiple myeloma were diagnosed in the United States, and the disease caused more than 11,000 deaths. Patients older than 65 years account for 85% of those diagnosed with multiple myeloma, and there is a twofold increased incidence in blacks compared with whites. Patients may present with bone pain or with symptoms that are often nonspecific, such as nausea, vomiting, malaise, weakness, recurrent infections, and weight loss...
March 15, 2017: American Family Physician
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