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M Chandran, D Tay, X F Huang, Y Hao
Hospital care and mortality of diabetic and non-diabetic osteoporotic Asian patients undergoing hip fracture surgery were explored with no difference in length of hospitalization, incidence of post-operative complications, or mortality between diabetics and non-diabetics seen. Time to operation correlated with post-operative complications occurrence and therefore surgery should be expeditiously done. INTRODUCTION: Whether burden of inpatient care, problems after admission, and mortality rates differ between diabetics and non-diabetics undergoing surgery for osteoporotic hip fractures has not been explored in Asian populations...
March 15, 2018: Archives of Osteoporosis
Zhou Hong, Juan Li, Sangita Biswas, Cheng-Shuai Jiang, Yu Huang, Tao Sun, Yang Niu, Jian-Qiang Yu, Wei-Qi Li, Yao Yao
Tamarix ramosissima is a traditional Chinese herbal medicine used for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment in Northwest China. Chemical investigation of EtOH/H2O extracts of T. ramosissima led to the discovery of a new flavonol, ramosissimin (1), together with the known flavonoids compounds quercetin (2), quercetin-3'4'-dimethylether (3) and kaempferol (4). By means of high resolution electrospray ionization mass spectroscopy (HRESIMS) and 1D and 2D-NMR experiments, and after comparison with literature data, the structures of the compounds were determined...
March 5, 2018: Die Pharmazie
Cheol-Jung Lee, Su-Jin Moon, Jeong-Hee Jeong, Sangbae Lee, Mee-Hyun Lee, Sun-Mi Yoo, Hye Suk Lee, Han Chang Kang, Joo Young Lee, Weon Sun Lee, Hee-Jin Lee, Eun-Kyung Kim, Joo-Yeon Jhun, Mi-La Cho, Jun-Ki Min, Yong-Yeon Cho
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic inflammatory disease that mainly affects the synovial joints. Although involvement of the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) signaling pathway has been suggested as an important modulator in RA development, no clear evidence has been provided. In this study, we found that synovial fluid basic FGF (bFGF) concentration was significantly higher in RA than in osteoarthritis (OA) patients. bFGF stimulates proliferation and migration of human fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLSs) by activation of the bFGF-FGF receptor 3 (FGFR3)-ribosomal S6 kinase 2 (RSK2) signaling axis...
March 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Yeri Alice Rim, Yoojun Nam, Narae Park, Hyerin Jung, Yeonsue Jang, Jennifer Lee, Ji Hyeon Ju
Scientists have tried to reprogram various origins of primary cells into human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). Every somatic cell can theoretically become a hiPSC and give rise to targeted cells of the human body. However, there have been debates on the controversy about the differentiation propensity according to the origin of primary cells. We reprogrammed hiPSCs from four different types of primary cells such as dermal fibroblasts (DF, n = 3), peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC, n = 3), cord blood mononuclear cells (CBMC, n = 3), and osteoarthritis fibroblast-like synoviocytes (OAFLS, n = 3)...
2018: Stem Cells International
Xinguang Sun, Yunfeng Zhang, Yinjun Yang, Jingjing Liu, Wei Zheng, Baiping Ma, Baolin Guo
Radix Dipsaci (RD), the dried root of Dipsacus asper, is used in traditional Chinese medicine as a remedy for bone fractures, traumatic hematoma, threatened abortion, and uterine bleeding. A novel ultra high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole-time-of-flight tanderm mass spectrometry (UHPLC-Q-TOF/MS) approach was performed to rapidly characterize the chemical constituents of RD. Consequently, 21 compounds, including 12 iridoid glycosides (IGs), 4 furofuran lignans (FLs), and 5 phenolic acids (PAs) were discovered and identified from RD...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
C-H Wu, C-H Chen, P-H Chen, J-J Yang, P-C Chang, T-C Huang, S Bagga, Y Sharma, R-M Lin, D-C Chan
Fracture liaison services (FLS) have been demonstrated to improve outcomes following osteoporotic fracture. The aim of this systematic literature review (SLR) was to determine the characteristics of an FLS that lead to improved patient outcomes. We conducted a SLR, including articles published between 2000 and February 2017, using global (Medline, EMBASE, PubMed and Cochrane Library) and local databases. Studies including patients aged ≥ 50 years with osteoporotic fractures enrolled in an FLS were assessed...
March 10, 2018: Osteoporosis International
R E Morgan, P D Clegg, J A Hunt, J F Innes, S R Tew
The joint synovium consists of a heterogeneous cell population, chiefly comprised of macrophages and fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS). An inter-species co-culture model was developed to examine interactions between these cells. Equine FLS and the canine macrophage line DH82 were differentially labelled using fluorescent markers and results from direct co-culture compared with those from both indirect co-culture, and conditioned media experiments. The transcript expression of IL-1β, IL-6, ADAMTS4 and ADAMTS5 in each cell type were determined using species-specific qPCR assays...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
L Ghesquière, C Garabedian, M Boukerrou, T Dennis, O Garbin, R Hery, C Rubod, M Cosson
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate laparoscopy training using pelvitrainers for gynaecological surgeons in a low-income country. METHODS: The study was carried out in Madagascar from April 2016 to January 2017. The participants were gynaecological surgeons who had not previously performed laparoscopy. Each surgeon was timed to evaluate the execution times of four proposed exercises, based on the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) programme's skills manual, as follows: exercise 1, involving a simple object transfer; exercises 2 and 3, comprising complex object transfers; and exercise 4, a precision cutting exercise...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
Z-F Yan, X-Y Zhao, W Liu, X-P Liu
OBJECTIVE: Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune joint disease, which is characterized by the proliferation of fibroblast-like synoviocyte. Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) has been reported to play an important role in the progression of many different diseases. The main objective of this research was to find out whether the lncRNAs influence the activity of fibroblast-like synoviocyte and the progression of this disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: qRT-PCR was used to detect the expression of UCA1 in fibroblast-like synoviocyte from normal people and rheumatoid arthritis patients...
February 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Wanwan Jia, Weijun Wu, Di Yang, Chenxi Xiao, Zhenghua Su, Zheng Huang, Zhongzheng Li, Ming Qin, Mengwei Huang, Siyu Liu, Fen Long, Xinhua Liu, Yi Zhun Zhu
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an immune-mediated disease with the characteristics of progressive joint destruction, deformity, and disability. Epigenetic changes have been implicated in the development of some autoimmune disorders, resulting in an alteration of gene transcription. Here, we investigated how Jumonji C family of histone demethylases (JMJD3) regulated the proliferation and activation of fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLSs), which are involved in RA joint destruction and pathologic process. The JMJD3 expression and proliferation markers in RA-FLS were higher than those in healthy-FLS and were upregulated in platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-induced FLS...
February 26, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Man Wai Tang, Beatriz Malvar Fernández, Simon P Newsom, Jaap D van Buul, Timothy R D J Radstake, Dominique L Baeten, Paul P Tak, Kris A Reedquist, Samuel García
Objective: Class 3 semaphorins regulate diverse cellular processes relevant to the pathology of RA, including immune modulation, angiogenesis, apoptosis and invasive cell migration. Therefore, we analysed the potential role of class 3 semaphorins in the pathology of RA. Methods: Protein and mRNA expression in RA synovial tissue, SF and fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) were determined by immunoblotting and quantitative PCR (qPCR). RA FLS migration and invasion were determined using wound closure and transwell invasion assays, respectively...
February 19, 2018: Rheumatology
Wei Cao, Junqiang Zhang, Gaoyuan Wang, Jinsen Lu, Taorong Wang, Xiaoyu Chen
In rheumatoid arthritis patients, the fibroblast-like synovial cells (FLS) growth is not controlled normally, but is similar to the tumor cells proliferation in histology. Our previous studies have shown that resveratrol inhibits the proliferation of FLS and promotes FLS apoptosis. However, the molecular mechanisms involved in resveratrol-induced FLS apoptosis have not been determined yet. Here, we showed that the FLS cell viability (following pretreatment with 5 µM H2 O2 for 24 h) exhibited better proliferation performance than at other concentrations via the CCK-8 assay...
February 20, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
C-H Wu, I-J Kao, W-C Hung, S-C Lin, H-C Liu, M-H Hsieh, S Bagga, M Achra, T-T Cheng, R-S Yang
Fracture liaison services (FLS), implemented in different ways and countries, are reported to be a cost-effective or even a cost-saving secondary fracture prevention strategy. This presumed favorable cost-benefit relationship is encouraging and lends support to expanded implementation of FLS per International Osteoporosis Foundation Best Practice Standards. This study summarizes the economic impact and cost-effectiveness of FLS implemented to reduce subsequent fractures in individuals with osteoporosis. This systematic review identified studies reporting economic outcomes for FLS in osteoporotic patients aged 50 and older through a comprehensive search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central, and PubMed of studies published January, 2000 to December, 2016...
February 19, 2018: Osteoporosis International
W W Tong, C Zhang, T Hong, D H Liu, C Wang, J Li, X K He, W D Xu
Silibinin, a natural polyphenolic flavonoid, possesses anti-oxidant, anti-inflammation and anti-cancer properties. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of silibinin on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathogenesis-related cells and collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) and further explore the potential underlying mechanisms. Our results showed that silibinin suppressed cell viability and increased the percentage of apoptotic RA-fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS). Furthermore, the production of inflammatory cytokines in RA-FLS and a CIA rat model was effectively inhibited by silibinin...
February 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
Kun Zhang, Shan Gao, JiaYi Guo, GuoHua Ni, Zhe Chen, Feng Li, XiaoLei Zhu, YongBing Wen, YanXing Guo
Objectives: To elucidate the effects and potential mechanisms of hypericin-photodynamic therapy (HYP-PDT) for treating the human rheumatoid arthritis (RA) fibroblast-like synoviocyte (FLS) MH7A cell-line. Materials and Methods: MH7A cells were subjected to HYP-PDT intervention and apoptosis was evaluated via MTT, nuclear staining, and flowcytometry analyses. Intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) were measured with the fluorescent probe 2'7'-dichlorofluorescein diacetate (DCFH-DA)...
February 2018: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Mark R Tanner, Michael W Pennington, Brayden H Chamberlain, Redwan Huq, Elizabeth J Gehrmann, Teresina Laragione, Percio S Gulko, Christine Beeton
Fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) are a key cell-type involved in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) progression. We previously identified the KCa1.1 potassium channel (Maxi-K, BK, Slo 1, KCNMA1) as a regulator of FLS and that KCa1.1 inhibition reduces disease severity in RA animal models. However, systemic KCa1.1 block causes multiple side effects and in this study, we aimed to determine whether the KCa1.1 β1-3-specific venom peptide blocker iberiotoxin (IbTX) reduces disease severity in animal models of RA without inducing major side effects...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Heather E Hoops, Caleb Haley, Laszlo N Kiraly, Elena An, Karen J Brasel, Donn Spight
BACKGROUND: Although expert proficiency times for Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) tasks exist, these times are not always attainable for junior residents. We hypothesize that post-graduate year (PGY)-specific benchmarks will improve resident performance of FLS tasks. METHODS: In 2014, PGY-specific benchmarks were developed for FLS tasks for PGY1-PGY4 general surgery residents by averaging completion times for each task from 2007 to 2013. Resident performance on each FLS task and overall performance was compared for PGY1-PGY4 residents in the 2007-2013 group and the 2014-2016 group, before and after implementation of PGY-specific benchmarks...
February 8, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
S L Greenspan, A Singer, K Vujevich, B Marchand, D A Thompson, Y-J Hsu, D Vaidya, L S Stern, D Zeldow, D B Lee, S Karp, R Recker
PURPOSE: Although half of women and one-quarter of men aged 50 and older will sustain an acute low-trauma fracture, less than a quarter receive appropriate secondary fracture prevention. The goal of this quality improvement demonstration project was to implement a Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) focused on secondary prevention of an osteoporotic fracture in three open health care systems aided by a cloud-based tool. METHODS: The pre-post study design examined the proportion of men and women over age 50 who received appropriate assessment (bone mineral density, vitamin D levels) and treatment (calcium/vitamin D, pharmacologic therapy) in the six months following a recently diagnosed fracture...
February 10, 2018: Osteoporosis International
Riwon Hong, BongJun Sur, Mijung Yeom, Bombi Lee, Kyoung Soo Kim, Joyce P Rodriguez, Sanghyun Lee, Ki Sung Kang, Chang-Ki Huh, Sang Cheon Lee, Dae-Hyun Hahm
BACKGROUND: Blocking the formation and invasive growth of pannus and its secretion of inflammatory cytokines and MMPs is important for treating rheumatoid arthritis. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: Anti-arthritic activity of Aralia continentalis Kitag., an oriental herbal medicine, and the underlying mechanisms involved were investigated. STUDY DESIGN: Anti-inflammatory and anti-nocicpetive activities of the ethanolic extract (50% v/v) of Aralia continentalis Kitag...
January 1, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Y Liu, X-L Zhang, X-F Li, Y-C Tang, X Zhao
OBJECTIVE: Several microRNAs have been reported to contribute the progression of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) due to the ectopic expression of miRNAs in fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS). However, the function of miR-212-3p in RA still has not been mentioned before. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We obtained serum, synovial tissues, and FLS samples from RA patients and normal donors. Quantitative Real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was used to analysis the expression level of miR-212-3p...
January 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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