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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069185/combination-of-uterine-natural-killer-cell-immunoglobulin-receptor-haplotype-and-trophoblastic-hla-c-ligand-influences-the-risk-of-pregnancy-loss-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis-of-direct-embryo-genotyping-data-from-euploid-transfers
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Scott J Morin, Nathan R Treff, Xin Tao, Richard T Scott, Jason M Franasiak, Caroline R Juneau, Marcy Maguire, Richard T Scott
OBJECTIVE: To compare maternal uterine natural killer cell immunoglobulin receptor (KIR) genotype and haplotype frequencies between patients whose euploid single-embryo transfer resulted in pregnancy loss and those that resulted in delivery and to determine if the risk of pregnancy loss was affected by the HLA-C genotype content in the embryo. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SETTING: Academic research center. PATIENT(S): Autologous fresh IVF cycles resulting in positive serum β-hCG during 2009-2014...
January 6, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067869/clinical-and-biological-markers-of-premature-aging-after-autologous-sct-in-childhood-cancer
#2
A Vatanen, M Hou, T Huang, O Söder, T Jahnukainen, M Kurimo, T H Ojala, T Sarkola, M Turanlahti, U M Saarinen-Pihkala, K Jahnukainen
The aim of this study was to analyze the prevalence of frailty and physical health limitations among long-term survivors of high-risk neuroblastoma (HR NBL) and to investigate whether frail health is associated with variables of cardiovascular function, markers of inflammation and telomere length. A national study cohort of 19 (median age 22, range 16-30 years) long-term (>10 years) HR NBL survivors was studied and the findings were compared with 20 age- and sex-matched controls. Frailty was defined as ⩾3 of the following conditions: low muscle mass, low energy expenditure, slow running and weakness...
January 9, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061987/management-of-multiple-myeloma-in-resource-constrained-settings
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REVIEW
Lalit Kumar, Ranjit Kumar Sahoo
The prognosis of patients with multiple myeloma (MM) has improved significantly in the past two decades. This is attributed to use of novel agents for induction, high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT), maintenance therapy, and improved supportive care. Currently, evidence-based management guidelines/recommendations developed by International societies/groups are being followed partially in low-resource settings. Lack of quality diagnostics (eg, cytogenetics/fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), serum free light chains), novel therapeutics, and trained manpower, and limited financial resources are key challanges...
December 2016: Seminars in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060333/mesenchymal-stromal-cell-culture-and-delivery-in-autologous-conditions-a-smart-approach-for-orthopedic-applications
#4
Luisa Trombi, Serena Danti, Sara Savelli, Stefania Moscato, Delfo D'Alessandro, Claudio Ricci, Stefano Giannotti, Mario Petrini
Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (hMSCs) are cultured in vitro with different media. Limits on their use in clinical settings, however, mainly depend on potential biohazard and inflammation risks exerted by xenogeneic nutrients for their culture. Human derivatives or recombinant materials are the first choice candidates to reduce these reactions. Therefore, culture supplements and materials of autologous origin represent the best nutrients and the safest products. Here, we describe a new protocol for the isolation and culture of bone marrow hMSCs in autologous conditions - namely, patient-derived serum as a supplement for the culture medium and fibrin as a scaffold for hMSC administration...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054534/long-term-outcomes-of-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-transplantation-for-38-patients-with-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma
#5
Jian Bo, Yu Zhao, Songsong Zhang, Wenrong Hua, Shuhong Wang, Chunji Gao, Quanshun Wang, Honghua Li, Li Yu
OBJECTIVE: In this study, to investigate clinical characteristics, response, outcome, and prognosis of peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) for patients with peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL). METHODS: This study retrospectively analyzed the efficacy of PBSCT in 38 patients with PTCL. Kaplan-Meier methods were used in survival analysis, and the Cox regression model was applied in multivariate analysis. There were ten clinical parameters were analyzed...
July 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045905/human-leukocytes-kill-brugia-malayi-microfilariae-independently-of-dna-based-extracellular-trap-release
#6
Ciaran J McCoy, Barbara J Reaves, Steeve Giguère, Ruby Coates, Balázs Rada, Adrian J Wolstenholme
BACKGROUND: Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi and Brugia timori infect over 100 million people worldwide and are the causative agents of lymphatic filariasis. Some parasite carriers are amicrofilaremic whilst others facilitate mosquito-based disease transmission through blood-circulating microfilariae (Mf). Recent findings, obtained largely from animal model systems, suggest that polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) contribute to parasitic nematode-directed type 2 immune responses. When exposed to certain pathogens PMNs release extracellular traps (NETs) in the form of chromatin loaded with various antimicrobial molecules and proteases...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998239/bone-tissue-engineering-under-xenogeneic-free-conditions-in-a-large-animal-model-as-a-basis-for-early-clinical-applicability
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Annika Weigand, Justus Patrick Beier, Rafael Schmid, Tobias Knorr, David Kilian, Rebekka Götzl, Thomas Gerber, Raymund E Horch, Anja Miriam Boos
For decades, researchers have been developing a range of promising strategies in bone tissue engineering with the aim of producing a significant clinical benefit over existing therapies. However, a major problem concerns the traditional use of xenogeneic substances for the expansion of cells, which complicates direct clinical transfer. The study's aim was to establish a totally autologous sheep model as a basis for further preclinical studies and future clinical application. Ovine MSC were cultivated in different concentrations (0 %, 2 %, 5 %, 10 %, 25 %) of either autologous serum (AS) or fetal calf serum (FCS)...
December 21, 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992270/role-of-high-dose-chemotherapy-with-autologous-stem-cell-rescue-in-men-with-previously-treated-germ-cell-tumors
#8
Lance C Pagliaro
The Oncology Grand Rounds series is designed to place original reports published in the Journal into clinical context. A case presentation is followed by a description of diagnostic and management challenges, a review of the relevant literature, and a summary of the authors' suggested management approaches. The goal of this series is to help readers better understand how to apply the results of key studies, including those published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, to patients seen in their own clinical practice...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980778/basophil-activation-test-identifies-the-patients-with-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-suffering-the-most-active-disease
#9
Laia Curto-Barredo, Jose Yelamos, Ramon Gimeno, Sergi Mojal, Ramon M Pujol, Ana Giménez-Arnau
INTRODUCTION: The basophil activation test showing CD63 up regulation could be a specific and sensitive in vitro complementary text to the in vivo autologous serum skin test for the activity assessment of the patients suffering autoimmune chronic spontaneous urticaria. The aim of this study is to define the basophil activation test as a useful tool in clinical practice in order to identify those patients with more active disease. METHODS: We screened 139 patients (96 women) diagnosed of chronic spontaneous urticaria using simultaneously autologous serum skin test and basophil activation test and their relationship with disease activity...
December 2016: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957821/the-effect-of-serum-on-the-proliferation-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-aged-donors-and-donors-with-without-chronic-heart-failure
#10
Hideki Kubo, Kanae Takamura, Noritoshi Nagaya, Hajime Ohgushi
Many clinical studies of regenerative medicine using bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been conducted globally. We initiated clinical studies using MSCs in 2001, and have now treated over 100 cases with patients aged 0-92 years. In a few cases involving patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), we observed that MSCs proliferated poorly. This contrasts with cell therapy studies wherein MSCs of patients with CHF were used for treatment. The effects of serum on the proliferation of MSCs from donors with normal heart function and with CHF have not been reported...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957806/allogenic-human-serum-a-clinical-grade-serum-supplement-for-promoting-human-periodontal-ligament-stem-cell-expansion
#11
Premjit Arpornmaeklong, Chotika Sutthitrairong, Piyathida Jantaramanant, Prisana Pripatnanont
Exposing human periodontal ligament stem cells (hPDLSCs) to animal proteins during cell expansion would compromise quality and safety of the hPDLSCs for clinical applications. The current study aimed to evaluate the replacement of animal based serum by human serum for the expansion of hPDLSCs. Human PDLSCs were cultured in culture media supplemented with 4 types of serums, Group A: fetal bovine serum (FBS), Group B: allogeneic human male AB serum (HS) and Group C in-house autologous (Auto-HS) and Group D: in-house allogeneic human serums (Allo-HS)...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943665/combination-therapy-of-autologous-adipose-mesenchymal-stem-cell-enriched-high-density-lipoaspirate-and-topical-timolol-for-healing-chronic-wounds
#12
Larissa Larsen, Catherine N Tchanque-Fossuo, Farzam Gorouhi, David Bodreault, Chuong Nguyen, Robert W Crawford, Sara E Dahle, Thomas Whetzel, R Rivkah Isseroff
Chronic venous leg ulcers are profoundly debilitating and result in billions of health care expenditures. Thus, there is a quest for engineered and innovative approaches. Herein we present a 63 year-old patient with a 30-year history of venous stasis and left lower extremity ulcers, which have been refractory to standard of care, anticoagulation, and venous stripping. The medial ulcer was treated with transplantation of autologous adipose mesenchymal stem cell (AMSC)-enriched, high density lipoaspirate (HDL) on OASIS wound matrix, and compression therapy...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943380/in-vitro-monocyte-il-6-secretion-levels-following-stimulation-with-autologous-spheroids-derived-from-tumor-or-benign-mucosa-predict-long-term-survival-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients
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Hans Jorgen Aarstad, Helene Hersvik Aarstad, Olav Karsten Vintermyr, Kenneth Wilfried Kross, Stein Lybak, John-Helge Heimdal
MCP-1/IL-6 in vitro monocyte secretion upon co-culture with autologous fragment spheroids was studied in relation to patient five- and 10-year overall survival rates in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) patients (N=65) diagnosed between 1998 and 2005, nine of whom had an HPV tumor infection. The spheroids were harvested from malignant or benign tissue during primary surgery. Two weeks following surgery, freshly isolated autologous monocytes and benign or malignant spheroids were co-cultured 24 hours in vitro...
December 10, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941768/androgens-in-women-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-impact-of-chronic-gvhd-and-glucocorticoid-therapy
#14
Y Björk, E Smith Knutsson, C Ankarberg-Lindgren, A-K Broman, I Andersson, L Björkman, J Magnusson, K Bergmark, H Anderson, P-O Andersson, M Brune
Low androgen levels may contribute to sexual dysfunction in women after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT). However, data on serum androgens in women after alloHCT are limited. The aim of this study was to assess androgen levels and their association with chronic GvHD (cGvHD) and glucocorticoid (GC) therapy. Included were 65 allografted women, 33 with cGvHD, and 23 of these were on GC therapy. Controls were 94 healthy, age-matched women. Supportive study groups were women after autologous HCT (autoHCT; n=20) and non-transplanted women on GC therapy (n=26)...
December 12, 2016: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941245/prolonged-red-cell-storage-before-transfusion-increases-extravascular-hemolysis
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Francesca Rapido, Gary M Brittenham, Sheila Bandyopadhyay, Francesca La Carpia, Camilla L'Acqua, Donald J McMahon, Abdelhadi Rebbaa, Boguslaw S Wojczyk, Jane Netterwald, Hangli Wang, Joseph Schwartz, Andrew Eisenberger, Mark Soffing, Randy Yeh, Chaitanya Divgi, Yelena Z Ginzburg, Beth H Shaz, Sujit Sheth, Richard O Francis, Steven L Spitalnik, Eldad A Hod
BACKGROUND: Some countries have limited the maximum allowable storage duration for red cells to 5 weeks before transfusion. In the US, red blood cells can be stored for up to 6 weeks, but randomized trials have not assessed the effects of this final week of storage on clinical outcomes. METHODS: Sixty healthy adult volunteers were randomized to a single standard, autologous, leukoreduced, packed red cell transfusion after 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 weeks of storage (n = 10 per group)...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931588/evaluation-of-mannose-binding-lectin-is-a-useful-approach-to-predict-the-risk-of-infectious-complications-following-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#16
Z B Radnay, M Udvardy, M Papp, J Hársfalvi, L Rejto, I Pál, Á Illés, A Kiss
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) associated immunocompromised state carries high risk of infectious complications. Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) is an acute phase protein involved in innate immune response. Serum MBL level is genetically determined and quite stable. According to literature, significant association was shown between low MBL concentrations and serious infections. The association between serum MBL level and frequency and severity of infections was studied in 186 patients following autologous HSCT...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931515/autologous-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-for-the-treatment-of-psoriasis-vulgaris-and-psoriatic-arthritis-a-case-report
#17
Miguel M De Jesus, Jayson S Santiago, Camille V Trinidad, Melvin E See, Kimberly R Semon, Manuel O Fernandez, Francisco S Chung
Psoriasis is a dermatologic disease of immune origins with no definitive cure. We report the Makati Medical Center experience of utilizing autologous mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) for one patient with psoriasis vulgaris (PV) and another with psoriatic arthritis (PA). Patients were educated and gave informed consent, according to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki. The protocol was approved by the Cellular Transplantation Ethics Committee of the Makati Medical Center. Autologous MSCs were cultured from lipoaspirate and expanded in a clean room class 100 facility (Cellular Therapeutics Center, Makati Medical Center)...
November 2016: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931300/clinical-and-etiologic-evaluation-of-the-children-with-chronic-urticaria
#18
Dilek Azkur, Ersoy Civelek, Mge Toyran, Emine Dibek Msrlolu, Mustafa Erkoolu, Ayenur Kaya, Emine Vezir, Tayfur Gini, Ayegl Akan, Can Naci Kocaba
BACKGROUND: Chronic urticaria (CU) is a skin disorder defined as daily or almost daily exhibition of pruritic and transient wheals that last for 6 weeks. CU is divided into two subtypes: chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) and chronic inducible urticaria (CIndU). OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical features, possible causes, associated findings, and laboratory results of different subtypes of CU in children according to a new classification. METHODS: In this study, we evaluated the clinical features, laboratory investigations, and provocation tests of children with different subtypes of CU according to a new classification...
November 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926978/potential-blood-biomarkers-in-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
#19
REVIEW
P Kolkhir, F André, M K Church, M Maurer, M Metz
Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is a mast cell-driven disease that is defined as the recurrence of weals, angioedema or both for > 6 weeks due to known or unknown causes. As of yet, disease diagnosis is purely clinical. Objective tools are needed to monitor the activity of CSU and the efficacy of treatment. Recently, several reports have suggested that blood parameters may be considered as potential disease-related biomarkers. Here, we reviewed available literature on blood biomarkers for CSU diagnosis, activity monitoring, duration, patient subgroup allocation or response to treatment...
January 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921414/the-effect-of-autologous-serum-therapy-on-disease-severity-in-patients-with-chronic-urticaria
#20
Farhad Abolnezhadian, Soheila Alyasin, Reza Amin, Maryam Babaei
Limited evidence has been obtained concerning the beneficial effects of autologous serum therapy in treatment of skin disorders particularly chronic urticaria. In the present study, we have assessed the effect of this treatment method in patients with chronic urticaria (CU). This randomized single-blind controlled trial was performed on fifty consecutive patients with chronic urticaria. The patients were randomly assigned to receive autologous serum (as the case group, n=35) or normal saline (as the control group, n=15) and treated with monthly autologous serum therapy or normal saline for 6 months...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
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