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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
#2
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
#3
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299827/factors-linked-to-disease-severity-and-time-to-remission-in-patients-with-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
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REVIEW
Mario Sánchez-Borges, Fernan Caballero-Fonseca, Arnaldo Capriles-Hulett, Luis González-Aveledo, Marcus Maurer
BACKGROUND: Biomarkers useful for the evaluation and management of patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) are not currently available. OBJECTIVE: A review of various clinical and laboratory markers that have been studied to assess their value for determining the severity or predicting the evolution of disease in adult patients with CSU. METHODS: A search of the medical literature on Pubmed and MEDLINE including the terms urticaria, chronic urticaria, chronic idiopathic urticaria, chronic spontaneous urticaria, severity, prognosis, and treatment...
March 16, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291388/lymphoma-remissions-caused-by-anti-cd19-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cells-are-associated-with-high-serum-interleukin-15-levels
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James N Kochenderfer, Robert P T Somerville, Tangying Lu, Victoria Shi, Adrian Bot, John Rossi, Allen Xue, Stephanie L Goff, James C Yang, Richard M Sherry, Christopher A Klebanoff, Udai S Kammula, Marika Sherman, Arianne Perez, Constance M Yuan, Tatyana Feldman, Jonathan W Friedberg, Mark J Roschewski, Steven A Feldman, Lori McIntyre, Mary Ann Toomey, Steven A Rosenberg
Purpose T cells genetically modified to express chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) targeting CD19 (CAR-19) have potent activity against acute lymphoblastic leukemia, but fewer results supporting treatment of lymphoma with CAR-19 T cells have been published. Patients with lymphoma that is chemotherapy refractory or relapsed after autologous stem-cell transplantation have a grim prognosis, and new treatments for these patients are clearly needed. Chemotherapy administered before adoptive T-cell transfer has been shown to enhance the antimalignancy activity of adoptively transferred T cells...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279080/effectiveness-of-heparin-eye-drops-in-paraquat-induced-ocular-injury
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Liu Jian-Wei, Li Xiu-Yun, Deng Ai-Jun
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of heparin eye drops in the treatment of paraquat-induced ocular surface injury. DESIGN AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we included 25 patients (31 eyes) with paraquat-induced ocular surface injury, who attended the Affiliated Hospital of Weifang Medical University between October 2008 and October 2013. The patients were split into two groups according to whether or not received heparin eye drops. The clinical data were compared between the two groups, i...
March 9, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266180/serum-from-plasma-rich-in-growth-factors-regenerates-rabbit-corneas-by-promoting-cell-proliferation-migration-differentiation-adhesion-and-limbal-stemness
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Jaime Etxebarria, Sara Sanz-Lázaro, Raquel Hernáez-Moya, Vanesa Freire, Juan A Durán, María-Celia Morales, Noelia Andollo
PURPOSE: To evaluate the regenerating potential and the mechanisms through which the autologous serum derived from plasma rich in growth factors (s-PRGF) favours corneal wound healing in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: We compared the effect of various concentrations of s-PRGF versus fetal bovine serum (FBS) and control treatment in rabbit primary corneal epithelial and stromal cells and wounded rabbit corneas. Cell proliferation was measured using an enzymatic colorimetric assay...
March 7, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265583/clinical-outcomes-of-specific-immunotherapy-in-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jiang Chen, Guo Xiao-Zhong, Xing-Shun Qi
Specific immunotherapies, including vaccines with autologous tumor cells and tumor antigen-specific monoclonal antibodies, are important treatments for PC patients. To evaluate the clinical outcomes of PC-specific immunotherapy, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the relevant published clinical trials. The effects of specific immunotherapy were compared with those of nonspecific immunotherapy and the meta-analysis was executed with results regarding the overall survival (OS), immune responses data, and serum cancer markers data...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261034/analysis-of-the-association-of-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-with-interlekin-4-10-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-interferon-%C3%AE-interleukin-17a-and-23-by-autologous-serum-skin-test
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Papatya Bayrak Degirmenci, Cengiz Kırmaz, Seda Vatansever, Ece Onur, Emine Nal, Soner Erdin, Beyhan Ozyurt
AIM: To contribute to the understanding of the pathogenesis of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) by identifying its relationship with autoimmunity and cytokines using the autologous serum skin test (ASST) and peripheral blood mononuclear cell culture (PBMC) method. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Interleukins (IL)-4, IL-10, transforming growth factor (TGF-β1), interferon (IFN)-γ, IL-17A, and IL-23 levels in cell supernatants obtained by the PBMC method were measured using ELISA...
February 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245347/autologous-serum-eye-drops-for-dry-eye
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REVIEW
Qing Pan, Adla Angelina, Michael Marrone, Walter J Stark, Esen K Akpek
BACKGROUND: Theoretically, autologous serum eye drops (AS) offer a potential advantage over traditional therapies on the assumption that AS not only serve as a lacrimal substitute to provide lubrication but contain other biochemical components that allow them to mimic natural tears more closely. Application of AS has gained popularity as second-line therapy for patients with dry eye. Published studies on this subject indicate that autologous serum could be an effective treatment for dry eye...
February 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241093/phase-1-2-study-of-immunotherapy-with-dendritic-cells-pulsed-with-autologous-tumor-lysate-in-patients-with-refractory-bone-and-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Shinji Miwa, Hideji Nishida, Yoshikazu Tanzawa, Akihiko Takeuchi, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Norio Yamamoto, Eishiro Mizukoshi, Yasunari Nakamoto, Shuichi Kaneko, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
BACKGROUND: There are limited options for the curative treatment of refractory bone and soft tissue sarcomas. The purpose of this phase 1/2 study was to assess the immunological and clinical effects of dendritic cells (DCs) pulsed with autologous tumor lysate (TL) in patients with advanced bone and soft tissue sarcomas. METHODS: Thirty-seven patients with metastatic or recurrent sarcomas were enrolled in this study. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells obtained from the patients were suspended in media containing interleukin 4 (IL-4) and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor...
February 27, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239871/the-effect-of-ovine-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-on-haemonchus-contortus-larval-morbidity-in-vitro
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Elizabeth A Shepherd, Javier J Garza, Scott P Greiner, Scott A Bowdridge
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), derived from parasite-resistant St. Croix (STC) hair sheep and parasite-susceptible Suffolk (SUF) sheep, on Haemonchus contortus L3 stage larval death in vitro, with or without autologous serum. Larval morbidity was quantified by measuring larval ATP concentration following incubation with PBMC. Larvae exposed to either STC- or SUF-derived PBMC had lower ATP than live larvae (0.12 μM ATP and 0.16 μM ATP versus 0...
February 26, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218011/asymmetric-dimethylarginine-in-the-assessment-of-febrile-neutropenia-in-hematological-patients
#15
Marika Lappalainen, Sari Hämäläinen, Auni Juutilainen, Irma Koivula, Kari Pulkki, Esa Jantunen
Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) has been recognized as an independent prognostic factor for sepsis mortality in intensive care units. No data are available on kinetics or prognostic value of ADMA in hematological patients. We evaluated the ability of ADMA to act as a predictor for complicated course of febrile neutropenia, defined as bacteremia and/or septic shock in adult hematological patients receiving intensive chemotherapy. This prospective study included 87 adult hematological patients with febrile neutropenia after an intensive chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or after an autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT)...
April 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210842/uric-acid-as-a-novel-biomarker-for-bone-marrow-function-and-incipient-hematopoietic-reconstitution-after-aplasia-in-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies
#16
Sebastian P Haen, Vicky Eyb, Nora Mirza, Aline Naumann, Andreas Peter, Markus W Löffler, Christoph Faul, Wichard Vogel, Wolfgang A Bethge, Hans-Georg Rammensee, Lothar Kanz, Martin Heni
PURPOSE: Prolonged aplasia and graft failure (GF) represent life-threatening complications after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) requiring suitable biomarkers for early detection and differentiation between GF and poor graft function (PGF). Uric acid (UA) is a strong immunological danger signal. METHODS: Laboratory results were analyzed from patients undergoing either allogeneic or autologous HCT or induction chemotherapy for acute leukemia (n = 50 per group, n = 150 total)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205023/low-serum-culture-with-novel-medium-promotes-maxillary-mandibular-bone-marrow-stromal-cell-proliferation-and-osteogenic-differentiation-ability
#17
Fumio Suehiro, Masakazu Ishii, Izumi Asahina, Hiroshi Murata, Masahiro Nishimura
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of low-serum STK2 medium on the isolation and osteogenic differentiation of human maxillary/mandibular bone marrow stromal cells (MBMSCs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human MBMSCs were obtained from patients undergoing dental implant treatment. These cells were cultured in serum-free medium or STK2 medium containing 1  % fetal bovine serum (low-serum) or α-MEM containing 10  % fetal bovine serum (control)...
February 16, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203342/optimizing-current-and-emerging-therapies-in-multiple-myeloma-a-guide-for-the-hematologist
#18
REVIEW
Shahzad Raza, Rachael A Safyan, Evan Rosenbaum, Alex S Bowman, Suzanne Lentzsch
Multiple myeloma (MM) is the second most common hematologic malignancy. The diagnosis of MM requires ⩾10% clonal plasma cells in the bone marrow or biopsy-proven plasmacytoma, plus evidence of end-organ damage (hypercalcemia, renal failure, anemia, and lytic bone lesions). The definition of MM has recently been expanded to include a ⩾60% clonal plasma cell burden in the bone marrow, serum involved/uninvolved light chain ratio of ⩾100, or more than one focal lesion on magnetic resonance imaging ⩾5 mm in the absence of end-organ damage...
February 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194878/platelet-activated-serum-might-have-a-therapeutic-effect-on-damaged-articular-cartilage
#19
Munetaka Yokoyama, Masato Sato, Yoshiki Tani, Miyuki Yokoyama, Mami Kokubo, Masayuki Yamato, Teruo Okano, Joji Mochida
Platelet-activated serum (PAS) was collected from rabbits. This contains high concentrations of growth factors, including vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-BB, and transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β). PAS was injected into the knee joints of Japanese White rabbits subjected to anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACL-T) to investigate its therapeutic effects on articular cartilage. The effect of Avastin (an anti-VEGF monoclonal antibody) on VEGF expression was also investigated...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182036/acute-kidney-injury-and-mortality-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-single-center-experience
#20
B Sehgal, P George, M J John, C Samuel
Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) is a life-saving procedure for patients with several malignant and nonmalignant hematological disorders. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication after HSCT. The aim of the study was to identify the incidence and outcomes of AKI associated with HSCT in our center. Sixty-six HSCT recipients from October 2008 to March 2014 at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, were followed up till July 31, 2014. RIFLE criteria utilizing serum creatinine was used to diagnose and stage AKI...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
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