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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823065/elevated-serum-estradiol-levels-in-artificial-autologous-frozen-embryo-transfer-cycles-negatively-impact-ongoing-pregnancy-and-live-birth-rates
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Rani Fritz, Sangita Jindal, Heather Feil, Erkan Buyuk
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the correlation between serum estradiol (E2) levels during artificial autologous frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles and ongoing pregnancy/live birth rates (OP/LB). METHODS: A historical cohort study was conducted in an academic setting in order to correlate peak and average estradiol levels with ongoing pregnancy/live birth rates for all autologous artificial frozen embryo transfer cycles performed from 1/2011 to 12/2014...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812959/periocular-manifestations-of-trigeminal-trophic-syndrome-a-case-series-and-literature-review
#2
Katherine A McVeigh, Morag Adams, Richard Harrad, Rebecca Ford
Trigeminal trophic syndrome (TTS) is a condition whereby persistent facial ulceration presents consequent to central or peripheral insult to the trigeminal nerve. Lesions are created by repetitive self-inflicted manipulation and trauma of dysaesthetic skin within the trigeminal dermatome. We discuss four cases with aetiologies varied from presumed microvascular compromise to resection of cerebral meningioma, cerebrovascular accident, and herpes zoster ophthalmicus. We discuss the management of the under-recognised associated periocular skin ulcerations that result from physical manipulation of dysesthic skin and prove to be persistent and challenging to treat...
August 16, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811965/adjuvant-immunotherapy-with-autologous-dendritic-cells-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-randomized-phase-ii-study
#3
Jeong-Hoon Lee, Won Young Tak, Yoon Lee, Min-Kyu Heo, Jae-Sung Song, Hak-Yeop Kim, Soo Young Park, Si Hyun Bae, Joon Hyeok Lee, Jeong Heo, Ki-Hwan Kim, Yong-Soo Bae, Yoon Jun Kim
Our previous phase I/IIA study showed that autologous dendritic cells (DCs) pulsed with tumor-associated antigens are well tolerated in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this randomized, multicenter, open-label, phase II trial, we investigated the efficacy and safety of this DC-based adjuvant immunotherapy with 156 patients, who treated for HCC with no evidence of residual tumor after standard treatment modalities. Patients were randomly assigned to immunotherapy (n = 77; injection of 3 × 10(7) DC cells, six times over 14 weeks) or control (n = 79; no treatment)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805478/production-of-platelet-rich-plasma-gel-from-elderly-patients-under-antithrombotic-drugs-perspectives-in-chronic-wounds-care
#4
M Velier, J Magalon, A Daumas, M Cassar, P Francois, A Ghazouane, C Philandrianos, B Bertrand, C Frere, D Bernot, P Villani, F Dignat George, F Sabatier
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an autologous biological therapy obtained by centrifuging the patient's own blood to concentrate platelets. The addition of autologous thrombin and calcium chloride to PRP allows the production of a semi-solid form called PRP gel. PRP gel is increasingly used in a variety of tissue defects and predominantly in the management of non-healing chronic wounds. The topical application of PRP gel seems promising due to the capability of platelets to store and secrete growth factors (GF), fibrin and cytokines, which are essentials for wound healing...
August 14, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805137/differential-influences-of-fc-gamma-receptor-blocking-on-the-effects-of-certolizumab-pegol-and-infliximab-on-human-monocytes
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Takayuki Hoshiyama, Yu Matsueda, Toshihiro Tono, Yoshiyuki Arinuma, Tatsuo Nagai, Shunsei Hirohata
OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of certolizumab pegol (CZP) and infliximab (IFX) on human monocytes. METHODS: Highly purified monocytes from healthy donors were cultured with CZP, IFX, control IgG1, or polyethylene glycol (PEG) at pharmacological attainable concentrations in culture medium with 10% autologous normal human serum (NHS) or with fetal bovine serum (FBS) for 24 h, after which the supernatants were replaced by fresh culture medium containing LPS...
August 14, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761239/sequential-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-followed-by-renal-transplant-in-multiple-myeloma
#6
D Bhowmik, S Yadav, L Kumar, S Agarwal, S K Agarwal, S Gupta
A 30-year-old female was symptomatic with headache, fatigue, and weakness since October 2011 and was told to have anemia. In January 2012, she was admitted outside with pulmonary edema. Investigations revealed advanced azotemia, anemia, and hypercalcemia. Urine showed 2 + proteins and 30-35 red blood cells. There was no history of oral ulcers, rash, Raynaud's phenomenon, or hemoptysis. She was evaluated for causes of rapidly progressive "renal failure." Hemolytic work-up; antinuclear antibody, double-stranded DNA, and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody were negative...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761118/bortezomib-before-and-after-high-dose-therapy-in-myeloma-long-term-results-from-the-phase-iii-hovon-65-gmmg-hd4-trial
#7
H Goldschmidt, H M Lokhorst, E K Mai, B van der Holt, I W Blau, S Zweegman, K C Weisel, E Vellenga, M Pfreundschuh, M J Kersten, C Scheid, S Croockewit, R Raymakers, D Hose, A Potamianou, A Jauch, J Hillengass, M Stevens-Kroef, M S Raab, A Broijl, H W Lindemann, G M J Bos, P Brossart, M van Marwijk Kooy, P Ypma, U Duehrsen, R M Schaafsma, U Bertsch, T Hielscher, Le Jarari, H J Salwender, P Sonneveld
The Dutch-Belgian Cooperative Trial Group for Hematology Oncology Group-65/German-speaking Myeloma Multicenter Group-HD4 (HOVON-65/GMMG-HD4) phase III trial compared bortezomib (BTZ) before and after high-dose melphalan and autologous stem cell transplantation (HDM, PAD arm) compared with classical cytotoxic agents prior and thalidomide after HDM (VAD arm) in multiple myeloma (MM) patients aged 18-65 years. Here, the long-term follow-up and data on second primary malignancies (SPM) are presented. After a median follow-up of 96 months, progression-free survival (censored at allogeneic transplantation, PFS) remained significantly prolonged in the PAD versus VAD arm (hazard ratio (HR)=0...
July 4, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752718/histamine-release-positive-test-associates-with-disease-remission-in-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-a-proof-of-concept-study
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A Berti, M R Yacoub, P Stahl Skov, S Falkencrone, L Casati, S Burastero, M G Sabbadini, G Colombo
Background. Histamine release (HR) test has previously been shown to predict the presence of endogenous histamine-releasing factors in chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). Objectives and methods. Twenty CSU patients unresponsive to antihistamine treatment were enrolled in order to evaluate the correlations between HR test results and demographic features, quality of life, disease activity, clinical course, and autologous serum and plasma skin tests (ASST and APST). Results. All patients with positive HR test (9/9, 100%) had a more severe disease activity at onset (urticaria activity score, UAS > 2) when compared to negative HR test patients (5/11; p = 0...
July 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730081/effect-of-human-autologous-serum-and-fetal-bovine-serum-on-human-corneal-epithelial-cell-viability-migration-and-proliferation-in-vitro
#9
Ming-Feng Wu, Tanja Stachon, Berthold Seitz, Achim Langenbucher, Nóra Szentmáry
AIM: To analyze the concentration-dependent effects of autologous serum (AS) and fetal bovine serum (FBS) on human corneal epithelial cell (HCEC) viability, migration and proliferation. METHODS: AS was prepared from 13 patients with non-healing epithelial defects Dulbecco's modified eagle medium/Ham's F12 (DMEM/F12) with 5% FBS, 0.5% dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO), 10 ng/mL human epidermal growth factor, 1% insulin-transferrin-selenium, then were incubated in serum media: DMEM/F12 supplemented by 5%, 10%, 15% or 30% AS or FBS...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726797/multiple-myeloma
#10
REVIEW
Shaji K Kumar, Vincent Rajkumar, Robert A Kyle, Mark van Duin, Pieter Sonneveld, María-Victoria Mateos, Francesca Gay, Kenneth C Anderson
Multiple myeloma is a malignancy of terminally differentiated plasma cells, and patients typically present with bone marrow infiltration of clonal plasma cells and monoclonal protein in the serum and/or urine. The diagnosis of multiple myeloma is made when clear end-organ damage attributable to the plasma cell proliferative disorder or when findings that suggest a high likelihood of their development are present. Distinguishing symptomatic multiple myeloma that requires treatment from the precursor stages of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance and smouldering multiple myeloma is important, as observation is the standard for those conditions...
July 20, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725315/oligoclonal-pattern-abnormal-protein-bands-in-post-treatment-plasma-cell-myeloma-patients-implications-for-protein-electrophoresis-and-serum-free-light-chain-assay-results
#11
Gurmukh Singh
BACKGROUND: The impact of autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) in plasma cell myeloma patients on the frequency, quality, and timing of oligoclonal pattern in serum protein electrophoresis/immunofixation electrophoresis (SPEP/SIFE) and serum free light chain assay (SFLCA) was evaluated. METHODS: Laboratory results and clinical data for 251 patients with plasma cell myeloma, who had SPEP/SIFE and/or SFLCA performed between January 2010 and December 2016 were reviewed...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718904/autologous-serum-eye-drops-and-enhanced-epithelial-healing-time-after-photorefractive-keratectomy
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Hanife Tuba Akcam, Metin Unlu, Emine Esra Karaca, Hulya Yazici, Bahri Aydin, Ahmet Murad Hondur
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study is to test whether use of autologous serum eye-drops can provide earlier epithelial healing following the application of photorefractive keratectomy. METHOD: Sixty patients (60 eyes) underwent photorefractive keratectomy for myopia. Thirty eyes received autologous serum drops (Study group) while 30 eyes received conventional artificial tears (Control group) after photorefractive keratectomy. An 8 mm epithelial opening was prepared with the application of 18 per cent alcohol for 20 seconds...
July 18, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716826/il-10-producing-infliximab-specific-t-cells-regulate-the-antidrug-t-cell-response-in-exposed-patients
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Alessandra Vultaggio, Francesca Nencini, Sara Pratesi, Daniele Cammelli, Maria Totaro, Sergio Romagnani, Enrico Maggi, Andrea Matucci
Infliximab (IFX) is a chimeric mAb that can lead to the appearance of anti-drug Abs. Recent research has identified the presence of circulating IFX-specific T cells in treated patients. The aim of the study was to analyze the functional characteristics of IFX-specific T cells, in particular their capability to produce biologically active regulatory cytokines. Drug-stimulated PBMCs or coculture systems were used to detect memory T cells in treated patients. The cytokines produced by IFX-specific T cells, T cell lines, and T cell clones were evaluated at the mRNA and protein levels...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714496/clinical-outcome-of-autologous-serum-therapy-in-chronic-idiopathic-urticaria
#14
D Karn, S Kc
BACKGROUND: Quality of life in chronic idiopathic urticaria is hampered as efficacy of H1-antihistamines is limited. Autologous serum containing tolerance-generating anti-idiotype antibodies is a novel and cost-effective therapy. This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of autologous serum therapy (AST) among chronic urticaria patients with autologous skin prick test positive and negative status. METHODS: Untreated 102 patients of chronic urticaria were enrolled in a non-randomized interventional study...
January 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682474/autologous-serum-supplement-favours-in-vitro-regenerative-paracrine-factors-synthesis
#15
Nazmul Haque, Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim, Noor Lide Abu Kassim, Mohammad Tariqur Rahman
OBJECTIVES: Foetal bovine serum (FBS) is often the serum supplement of choice for in vitro human cell culture. This study compares the effect of FBS and autologous human serum (AuHS) supplement in human peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) culture to prepare secretome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PBMC (n = 7) were cultured either in RPMI-1640 containing L-glutamine and 50 units/ml Penicillin-Streptomycin (BM) or in BM with either AuHS or FBS. Viability, proliferation and differentiation of PBMC were evaluated...
July 6, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665007/case-of-cholinergic-urticaria-accompanied-by-anaphylaxis
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Shigeruko Iijima, Kazumi Kojo, Noriko Takayama, Makiko Hiragun, Takanobu Kan, Michihiro Hide
Cholinergic urticaria occasionally occurs in combination with anaphylactic symptoms. However, this has not been widely reported. Herein, we report the case of a 14-year-old Japanese male who was diagnosed with cholinergic urticaria accompanied by anaphylaxis. The patient, who was suffering from atopic dermatitis and bronchial asthma, had developed wheals after exercising or bathing, which would have increased his core body temperature, since summer 2014. He experienced two episodes of severe systemic symptoms and wheal development when he took a bath after eating in December 2014 and the following January...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638679/decrease-of-serum-biomarker-of-type-ii-collagen-degradation-coll2-1-by-intra-articular-injection-of-an-autologous-plasma-rich-platelet-in-patients-with-unilateral-primary-knee-osteoarthritis
#17
Rasha Mohamed Fawzy, Nashwa Ismail Hashaad, Amira Ibrahim Mansour
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of one dose of intra-articular injection of (PRP) in the knee joint on a specific osteoarthritis (OA) serum biomarker of cartilage degeneration, Collagen 2-1 (Coll2-1), over a short period of 3 months. The aim extended to clarify the effect of PRP on the functional status of the osteoarthritic knee joint. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty patients with primary unilateral knee OA were enrolled in this study. They were subdivided according to Kellgren-Lawrence grading scale (KL) into (Group I): including patients with KL grade < 3 and (Group II): including patients with KL grade ≥3...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630095/antibody-dependent-nk-cell-activation-differentially-targets-ebv-infected-cells-in-lytic-cycle-and-bystander-b-lymphocytes-bound-to-viral-antigen-containing-particles
#18
María López-Montañés, Elisenda Alari-Pahissa, Jordi Sintes, José E Martínez-Rodríguez, Aura Muntasell, Miguel López-Botet
NK cells have been reported to respond against EBV-infected B cells in the lytic cycle and to control the viral infection involving IFN-γ secretion. Early reports proposed a role for NK cell Ab-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) triggered via FcγR-IIIA (CD16) in the response to EBV. In the current study, we revisited this issue, showing that serum from EBV(+) individuals triggered vigorous NK cell degranulation and cytokine production (i.e., TNF-α and IFN-γ) against EBV-infected cells, enhancing NK cell activation...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620707/treatment-of-patients-with-neurotrophic-keratitis-stages-2-and-3-with-plasma-rich-in-growth-factors-prgf-endoret-eye-drops
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Ronald Mauricio Sanchez-Avila, Jesus Merayo-Lloves, Ana Cristina Riestra, Luis Fernandez-Vega Cueto, Eduardo Anitua, Leire Begoña, Francisco Muruzabal, Gorka Orive
PURPOSE: To provide preliminary data about efficacy and safety of plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) eye-drops in neurotrophic keratitis (NK) and to analyze the possible influence of certain variables on treatment outcomes. METHODS: This retrospective study included patients with stages 2-3 of NK treated with PRGF eye-drops. Primary endpoint was the resolution time of corneal ulcer defect. Outcome measures including percentage of ulcer closure at 4 weeks, Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI), Best-Corrected Visual Acuity (BCVA) and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) were also evaluated before and after treatment with PRGF...
June 15, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618186/therapeutic-efficacy-of-fresh-allogeneic-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-severe-refractory-feline-chronic-gingivostomatitis
#20
Boaz Arzi, Kaitlin C Clark, Ayswarya Sundaram, Mathieu Spriet, Frank J M Verstraete, Naomi J Walker, Megan R Loscar, Nasim Fazel, William J Murphy, Natalia Vapniarsky, Dori L Borjesson
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have potent immunomodulatory functions and are a promising therapy for immune-mediated inflammatory disorders. We previously demonstrated the efficacy of fresh, autologous, adipose-derived MSCs (ASCs) to treat feline chronic gingivostomatitis (FCGS), a chronic oral mucosal inflammatory disease similar to human oral lichen planus. Here, we investigate the use of fresh allogeneic ASCs for treatment of FCGS in seven cats. Radiolabeled ASCs were also tracked systemically. Each cat received two intravenous injections of 20 million ASCs, 1 month apart...
August 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
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