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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531130/comparative-safety-and-efficacy-profile-of-a-novel-oil-in-water-vaccine-adjuvant-comprising-vitamins-a-and-e-and-a-catechin-in-protective-anti-influenza-immunity
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Sapna Patel, Yasser Faraj, Debra K Duso, William W Reiley, Erik A Karlsson, Stacey Schultz-Cherry, Michael Vajdy
Non-replicating vaccines, such as those based on recombinant proteins, require adjuvants and delivery systems, which have thus far depended on mimicking pathogen danger signals and strong pro-inflammatory responses. In search of a safer and more efficacious alternative, we tested whether vaccinations with influenza recombinant hemagglutinin (HA) mixed with a novel vegetable oil in water emulsion adjuvant (Natural Immune-enhancing Delivery System, NIDS), based on the immune-enhancing synergy of vitamins A and E and a catechin, could protect against intra-nasal challenge with live influenza virus...
May 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530257/mathematical-model-for-preoperative-identification-of-obstructed-nasal-subsites
#2
M Gamerra, E Cantone, G Sorrentino, R De Luca, M B Russo, E De Corso, F Bossa, A De Vivo, M Iengo
The planning of experimental studies for evaluation of nasal airflow is particularly challenging given the difficulty in obtaining objective measurements in vivo. Although standard rhinomanometry and acoustic rhinometry are the most widely used diagnostic tools for evaluation of nasal airflow, they provide only a global measurement of nasal dynamics, without temporal or spatial details. Furthermore, the numerical simulation of nasal airflow as computational fluid dynamics technology is not validated. Unfortunately, to date, there are no available diagnostic tools to objectively evaluate the geometry of the nasal cavities and to measure nasal resistance and the degree of nasal obstruction, which is of utmost importance for surgical planning...
May 22, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530255/endoscopic-repair-of-nasal-septal-perforation
#3
M Cassano
Surgical closure of nasal septal perforation is one of the most challenging procedures in nasal surgery. During the last decade, many endoscopic repair techniques have been described with a success of post-operative repair between 76.4% and 100%. The advantages of this approach are its minimal invasiveness (with no external scars), optimal exposure of the operative field (with better visibility of structures) and good control of perforation margins. The drawbacks are that it is time-consuming and can be difficult to perform, requiring years of endoscopic experience...
May 22, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530250/the-hump-columellar-strut-a-reliable-technique-for-correction-of-nasal-tip-underprojection
#4
P G Giacomini, S Mocella, S Di Girolamo, R De Berardinis, A Boccieri
Nasal tip under projection is often found in rhinoplasty cases both for congenital or post-traumatic deformity. Nasal trauma may result in alteration of the external and internal nasal structures with following aesthetic impairment and difficulties in breathing. Post-traumatic surgery is frequent, but restoration of pre-traumatic form and function remains a challenge. The present paper describes a new method to increase tip projection by a columellar strut harvested from the autologous nasal bone and cartilage of the resected hump...
May 22, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527686/local-innate-responses-and-protective-immunity-after-intradermal-immunization-with-bovine-viral-diarrhea-virus-e2-protein-formulated-with-a-combination-adjuvant-in-cattle
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Sams M A Sadat, Marlene Snider, Ravendra Garg, Robert Brownlie, Sylvia van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk
Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) is one of the most serious pathogens in cattle. Recently, we developed a novel adjuvant platform (TriAdj) that includes a toll-like receptor 3 agonist, poly (I:C); an innate defense regulatory peptide; and water-soluble polymer, poly[di(sodiumcarboxylatoethylphenoxy)]-phosphazene (PCEP). To develop a needle-free intradermal (ID) subunit vaccine, the BVDV type-2 E2 protein was formulated with TriAdj, and immune protection was evaluated in calves against a BVDV-2 strain. Intradermal delivery of E2/TriAdj elicited robust virus neutralizing antibodies and cell-mediated immune responses including CD4(+) and CD8(+) T-cell responses...
May 17, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515001/in-vitro-extracellular-matrix-accumulation-of-nasal-and-articular-chondrocytes-for-intervertebral-disc-repair
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S Vedicherla, C T Buckley
Chondrocyte based regenerative therapies for intervertebral disc repair such as Autologous Disc Cell Transplantation (ADCT, CODON) and allogeneic juvenile chondrocyte implantation (NuQu(®), ISTO Technologies) have demonstrated good outcomes in clinical trials. However concerns remain with the supply demand reconciliation and issues surrounding immunoreactivity which exist for allogeneic-type technologies. The use of stem cells is challenging due to high growth factor requirements, regulatory barriers and differentiation towards a stable phenotype...
May 8, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512421/when-an-easy-thing-goes-wrong-foreign-body-induced-granuloma-associated-scleritis-following-pterygium-surgery
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Pedro Coelho, Carlos Menezes, Pedro Rodrigues, Rita Gonçalves, Tiago Maio, Jorge Moreira, Paula Tenedório
PURPOSE: To report a case of pterygium surgery with conjunctival autograft followed by focal necrotizing scleritis due to foreign body entrapment in the scleral bed. CASE REPORT/RESULTS: This is a case report of a 76-years-old male patient who underwent nasal pterygium surgery and developed focal necrotizing scleritis secondary to foreign body entrapment under conjunctival autograft. One month following surgery, slit-lamp examination demonstrated a progressive thinning of the surgical area with focal inflammatory signs...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511837/immunomodulatory-activity-of-recombinant-%C3%AE-gliadin-conjugated-to-cholera-toxin-in-dq8-transgenic-mice
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Stefano Rossi, Diomira Luongo, Francesco Maurano, Paolo Bergamo, Mauro Rossi
Coeliac disease (CD) is characterized by an intestinal lesion sustained by an abnormal mucosal T-cell response to wheat gliadin. An immunological approach that is able to suppress this immune response is a perspective worth pursuing. Several strategies of antigen administration have been aimed at the downregulation of pathogenic T-cells. In particular, we previously reported a significant suppression of the systemic cell-mediated response toward wheat gliadin in DQ8 transgenic mice receiving nasally a recombinant α-gliadin...
May 13, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511421/surgical-outcome-of-epicanthus-and-telecanthus-correction-by-double-z-plasty-and-trans-nasal-fixation-with-prolene-suture-in-blepharophimosis-syndrome
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Salil Kumar Mandal, Aparna Mandal, James Christian Fleming, Tara Goecks, Andrew Meador, Brian T Fowler
INTRODUCTION: Blepharophimosis Syndrome (BPES) is a complex and rare disease characterized by epicanthus inversus, telecanthus, lateral ectropion, narrowed or shortened inter-palpebral fissure distance and ptosis. It is mostly bilateral and may or may not be symmetrical. It is typically inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. In sporadic cases, the disease may occur without a prior family history as a genetic mutation from a deletion or translocation of the FOXL2 gene, which maps to chromosome 3q23...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509670/pediatric-nasal-surgery-timing-and-technique
#10
Celeste C Gary
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Timing of pediatric nasal surgery has always been a controversial topic. Concern over disrupting growing parts of the face and causing permanent facial deformity has led to a primarily conservative approach. Many surgeons feel that it is prudent to wait until the patient has completed nasal growth after puberty to pursue nasal surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: Recently, this attitude has been challenged with evidence that not only is nasal surgery in the pediatric age group not a detriment to facial growth, but failure to correct significant nasal deformity may actually cause dysmorphic facial growth secondary to obligate mouth breathing...
May 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508568/randomized-crossover-trial-of-a-pressure-sensing-visual-feedback-system-to-improve-mask-fitting-in-noninvasive-ventilation
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Anne-Kathrin Brill, Mohammad Moghal, Mary J Morrell, Anita K Simonds
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: A good mask fit, avoiding air leaks and pressure effects on the skin are key elements for a successful noninvasive ventilation (NIV). However, delivering practical training for NIV is challenging, and it takes time to build experience and competency. This study investigated whether a pressure sensing system with real-time visual feedback improved mask fitting. METHODS: During an NIV training session, 30 healthcare professionals (14 trained in mask fitting and 16 untrained) performed two mask fittings on the same healthy volunteer in a randomized order: one using standard mask-fitting procedures and one with additional visual feedback on mask pressure on the nasal bridge...
May 15, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506256/aav-vector-distribution-in-the-mouse-respiratory-tract-following-four-different-methods-of-administration
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Lisa A Santry, Joelle C Ingrao, Darrick L Yu, Jondavid G de Jong, Laura P van Lieshout, Geoffrey A Wood, Sarah K Wootton
BACKGROUND: Targeted delivery of gene therapy vectors to the mouse respiratory tract is often performed via intranasal or intratracheal administration; however, there can be a great deal of variability between these methods, which could potentially influence experimental results. Improving the accuracy and precision of lung delivery will not only reduce the number of animals required to detect statistically significant differences, but may reduce the variability of studies from different laboratories...
May 15, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504568/lactobacillus-rhamnosus-crl1505-nasal-administration-improves-recovery-of-t-cell-mediated-immunity-against-pneumococcal-infection-in-malnourished-mice
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N Barbieri, M Herrera, S Salva, J Villena, S Alvarez
Immunobiotic lactic acid bacteria have become an interesting alternative for the prevention of respiratory infections. Previously, we demonstrated that the nasal administration of Lactobacillus rhamnosus CRL1505, during repletion of malnourished mice, resulted in diminished susceptibility to the challenge with the respiratory pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae. Considering the known alterations induced by malnutrition on T lymphocytes and the importance of this cell population on the protection against respiratory pathogens, we aimed to study the effect of L...
May 15, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502093/the-tlr4-trif-pathway-can-protect-against-the-development-of-experimental-allergic-asthma
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Karim H Shalaby, Saba Al-Heialy, Kimitake Tsuchiya, Soroor Farahnak, Toby K McGovern, Paul-Andre Risse, Woong-Kyung Suh, Salman T Qureshi, James G Martin
The Toll-like Receptor (TLR) adaptor proteins Myeloid Differentiating Factor 88 (MyD88) and Toll, interleukin-1 Receptor and Resistance protein (TIR) domain-containing adaptor inducing interferon-β (TRIF) comprise the two principal limbs of the TLR signaling network. We studied the role of these adaptors in the TLR4-dependent inhibition of allergic airway disease and induction of CD4+ICOS+ T cells by nasal application of Protollin(™) , a mucosal adjuvant composed of TLR2 and 4 agonists. Wild-type (wt), Trif -/- or Myd88 -/- mice were sensitized to birch pollen extract (BPEx), then received intranasal Protollin followed by consecutive BPEx challenges...
May 14, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499553/nasal-delivery-of-protollin-adjuvanted-h5n1-vaccine-induces-enhanced-systemic-as-well-as-mucosal-immunity-in-mice
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Weiping Cao, Jin Hyang Kim, Adrian J Reber, Mary Hoelscher, Jessica A Belser, Xiuhua Lu, Jacqueline M Katz, Shivaprakash Gangappa, Martin Plante, David S Burt, Suryaprakash Sambhara
Sporadic, yet frequent human infections with avian H5N1 influenza A viruses continue to pose a potential pandemic threat. Poor immunogenicity of unadjuvanted H5N1 vaccines warrants developing novel adjuvants and formulations as well as alternate delivery systems to improve their immunogenicity and efficacy. Here, we show that Protollin, a nasal adjuvant composed of Neisseria meningitides outer membrane proteins non-covalently linked to Shigella flexneri 2a lipopolysaccharide, is a potent nasal adjuvant for an inactivated split virion H5N1 clade 1 A/Viet Nam1203/2004 (A/VN/1203/04) vaccine in a mouse model...
June 5, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497614/broad-th2-neutralization-and-anti-inflammatory-action-of-pentosan-polysulfate-sodium-in-experimental-allergic-rhinitis
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Caroline Sanden, Michiko Mori, Prajakta Jogdand, Jimmie Jönsson, Ravi Krishnan, Xiangdong Wang, Jonas S Erjefält
BACKGROUND: Th2 cytokines like interleukin-4, -5, and -13 are regarded as important drivers of the immunopathology underlying allergic rhinitis (AR) and asthma. The present study explores the capacity of pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS), a semi-synthetic heparin-like macromolecular carbohydrate, to bind Th2 cytokines and exert biological neutralization in vitro, as well as anti-inflammatory actions in vivo. METHODOLOGY: The capacity of PPS to bind recombinant Th2 cytokines was tested with surface plasmon resonance (SPR) technology and biological Th2 neutralization was assessed by Th2-dependent proliferation assays...
May 12, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494719/levodopa-in-parkinson-s-disease-current-status-and-future-developments
#17
N Tambasco, M Romoli, P Calabresi
Ever since the pioneering reports in the 60s, L-3,4-Dioxyphenylalanine (levodopa) has represented the gold standard for the treatment of Parkinson's Disease (PD). However, long-term levodopa (LD) treatment is frequently associated with fluctuations in motor response, often challenging to resolve, with serious impact on patients quality of life. The pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics properties of LD are pivotal to such motor fluctuations: discontinuous drug delivery, short half-life, poor bioavailability, and narrow therapeutic window are all crucial for such fluctuations...
May 10, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484685/vi-capsular-polysaccharide-produced-by-recombinant-salmonella-enterica-serovar-paratyphi-a-confers-immunoprotection-against-infection-by-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhi
#18
Kun Xiong, Chunyue Zhu, Zhijin Chen, Chunping Zheng, Yong Tan, Xiancai Rao, Yanguang Cong
Enteric fever is predominantly caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi and Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi A, and accounts for an annual global incidence of 26.9 millions. In recent years, the rate of S. Paratyphi A infection has progressively increased. Currently licensed vaccines for typhoid fever, live Ty21a vaccine, Vi subunit vaccine, and Vi-conjugate vaccine, confer inadequate cross immunoprotection against enteric fever caused by S. Paratyphi A. Therefore, development of bivalent vaccines against enteric fever is urgently required...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483250/monophosphoryl-lipid-a-enhances-nontypeable-haemophilus-influenzae-specific-mucosal-and-systemic-immune-responses-by-intranasal-immunization
#19
Taro Iwasaki, Takashi Hirano, Satoru Kodama, Yoshinori Kadowaki, Munehito Moriyama, Toshiaki Kawano, Masashi Suzuki
OBJECTIVE: Acute otitis media (AOM) is one of the most common infectious diseases in children. Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is Gram-negative bacteria that are considered major pathogens of AOM and respiratory tract infections. In this study, we used monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL), a toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 agonist, as an adjuvant to induce mucosal immune responses against NTHi to enhance bacterial clearance from the nasopharynx. METHODS: Mice were administered 10 μg outer membrane protein (OMP) from NTHi and 0, 10, or 20 μg MPL intranasally once a week for 3 weeks...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476589/in-vivo-stimulus-presentation-to-the-mouse-vomeronasal-system-surgery-experiment-setup-and-software
#20
Michal Yoles-Frenkel, Oksana Cohen, Rohini Bansal, Noa Horesh, Yoram Ben-Shaul
BACKGROUND: Achieving controlled stimulus delivery is a major challenge in the physiological analysis of the vomeronasal system (VNS). NEW METHOD: We provide a comprehensive description of a setup allowing controlled stimulus delivery into the vomeronasal organ (VNO) of anesthetized mice. VNO suction is achieved via electrical stimulation of the sympathetic nerve trunk (SNT) using cuff electrodes, followed by flushing of the nasal cavity. Successful application of this methodology depends on several aspects including the surgical preparation, fabrication of cuff electrodes, experimental setup modifications, and the stimulus delivery and flushing...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
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