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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904274/pretreatment-of-ferulic-acid-protects-human-dermal-fibroblasts-against-ultraviolet-a-irradiation
#1
Hyung Jin Hahn, Ki Bbeum Kim, Seunghee Bae, Byung Gon Choi, Sungkwan An, Kyu Joong Ahn, Su Young Kim
BACKGROUND: Approximately 90%~99% of ultraviolet A (UVA) ray reaches the Earth's surface. The deeply penetrating UVA rays induce the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which results in oxidative stress such as photoproducts, senescence, and cell death. Thus, UVA is considered a primary factor that promotes skin aging. OBJECTIVE: Researchers investigated whether pretreatment with ferulic acid protects human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs) against UVA-induced cell damages...
December 2016: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885473/the-application-of-a-new-type-of-titanium-mesh-cage-in-hybrid-anterior-decompression-and-fusion-technique-for-the-treatment-of-continuously-three-level-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Xiaowei Liu, Yu Chen, Haisong Yang, Tiefeng Li, Haidong Xu, Bin Xu, Deyu Chen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new type of titanium mesh cage (NTMC) in hybrid anterior decompression and fusion method (HDF) in treating continuously three-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy (TCSM). METHODS: Ninety-four cases who had TCSM and accepted the HDF from Jan 2007 to Jan 2010 were included. Clinical and radiological outcomes were compared between cases who had the NTMC (Group A, n = 45) and traditional titanium mesh cage (TTMC, Group B, n = 49) after corpectomies...
November 24, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876214/beneficial-effects-of-plantago-albicans-on-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-in-rats
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Noura Samout, Amani Ettaya, Hafsia Bouzenna, Sana Ncib, Abdelfattah Elfeki, Najla Hfaiedh
Obesity is a one of the main global public health problems associated with chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, diabetes and cancer. As a solution to obesity, we suggest Plantago albicans, which is a medicinal plant with several biological effects. This study assesses the possible anti-obesity protective properties of Plantago albicans in high fat diet-fed rats. 28 male Wistar rats were divided into 4 groups; a group which received normal diet (C), the second group was fed HDF diet (HDF), the third group was given normal diet supplemented with Plantago albicans (P...
November 18, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859427/citrate-buffered-dialysis-solution-citrasate-allows-avoidance-of-anticoagulation-during-intermittent-hemodiafiltration-at-the-cost-of-decreased-performance-and-systemic-biocompatibility
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Pavlina Richtrova, Jan Mares, Lukas Kielberger, Ladislav Trefil, Jaromir Eiselt, Tomas Reischig
Reportedly, citrate-based dialysis solution enables heparin dose tapering or even complete exclusion, particularly in postdilution hemodiafiltration (HDF). The aim of the study was to verify this strategy in predilution setting and to assess its short-term safety, efficacy, and biocompatibility. Ten regular hemodialysis patients were assigned to predilution HDF on acetate- and citrate-based dialysis solutions (0.8 mmol/l trisodium citrate) at random order. Acetate HDF was performed using routine dose of heparin while citrate HDF was heparin free...
November 10, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852013/modulation-of-cell-attachment-proliferation-and-angiogenesis-by-decellularized-dehydrated-human-amniotic-membrane-in-in-vitro-models
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Xuan Guo, Aleksandr Kaplunovsky, Raihana Zaka, Chuan Wang, Hemlata Rana, Jeffrey Turner, Qian Ye, Ivana Djuretic, Joseph Gleason, Vladimir Jankovic, Janice M Smiell, Mohit Bhatia, Wolfgang Hofgartner, Robert Hariri
BACKGROUND: Decellularized, dehydrated human amniotic membrane (DDHAM) is an extracellular matrix devoid of cells, cell debris, and growth factors. This study examines the effect of cell attachment to the DDHAM and the induced cellular responses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cell types employed in this study were human dermal fibroblasts (HDF), human epithelial keratinocytes (HEK), and human dermal microvascular endothelial cells (HDMEC), all of which play critical roles in the wound healing process...
October 24, 2016: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845865/gastrodia-elata-blume-extract-modulates-antioxidant-activity-and-ultraviolet-a-irradiated-skin-aging-in-human-dermal-fibroblast-cells
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Eunju Song, Haeyon Chung, Eugene Shim, Jung-Ky Jeong, Bok-Kyung Han, Hyuk-Joon Choi, Jinah Hwang
Gastrodia elata Blume (GEB), a traditional herbal medicine, has been used to treat a wide range of neurological disorders (e.g., paralysis and stroke) and skin problems (e.g., atopic dermatitis and eczema) in oriental medicine. This study was designed to investigate the antioxidant ability of GEB and its antiaging effect on human dermal fibroblast cells (HDF). The total phenolic and flavonoid contents of GEB were 21.8 and 0.43 mg/g dry weight (DW), respectively. The ergothioneine content of GEB was 0.41 mg/mL DW...
November 2016: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803814/is-anticoagulation-discontinuation-achievable-with-citrate-dialysate-during-hdf-sessions
#7
Thibault Dolley-Hitze, Emmanuel Oger, Didier Hamel, Marie-Laure Lombart, Isabelle Hermès
Citrate dialysate has been developed for few years to replace acetate and HCl concentrates. In Online Postdilution Hemodiafiltration (OL-POST-HDF), several issues are remaining concerning the possibility of stopping anticoagulation during sessions and the side effects of citrate solutions on calcium metabolism. This 1-year monocentric retrospective study included all patients exposed to citrate in OL-POST-HDF with nadroparin decrease for more than one month. Clotting events, serum calcium, PTH, hemoglobin, CRP, depuration parameters, and treatments administrated were recorded for analysis...
2016: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799874/enhanced-viral-replication-by-cellular-replicative-senescence
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Ji-Ae Kim, Rak-Kyun Seong, Ok Sarah Shin
Cellular replicative senescence is a major contributing factor to aging and to the development and progression of aging-associated diseases. In this study, we sought to determine viral replication efficiency of influenza virus (IFV) and Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) infection in senescent cells. Primary human bronchial epithelial cells (HBE) or human dermal fibroblasts (HDF) were allowed to undergo numbers of passages to induce replicative senescence. Induction of replicative senescence in cells was validated by positive senescence-associated β-galactosidase staining...
October 2016: Immune Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791259/are-all-dialyzers-compatible-with-the-convective-volumes-suggested-for-postdilution-online-hemodiafiltration
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Jacky Potier, Guillaume Queffeulou, Julien Bouet
INTRODUCTION: The recent analysis of 4 randomized controlled trials has confirmed the lower mortality risk for postdilution online hemodiafiltration (OL-HDF) compared to hemodialysis, and above all for patients with the highest delivered body surface area standardized convective volume (CV/BSA >23 L/1.73 m²/session). Since the impact of the dialyzers used in these trials has never been studied, we retrospectively analyzed clinical tests carried out with 19 commonly used dialyzers...
October 22, 2016: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789260/high-throughput-bioaccumulation-biotransformation-and-production-of-silver-and-selenium-nanoparticles-using-genetically-engineered-pichia-pastoris
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Fatemeh Elahian, Somayeh Reiisi, Arman Shahidi, Seyed Abbas Mirzaei
A genetically modified Pichia pastoris strain overexpressing a metal-resistant variant of cytochrome b5 reductase enzyme was developed for silver and selenium biosorption and for nanoparticle production. The maximum recombinant enzyme expression level was approximately 31IU/ml in the intercellular fluid after 24h of incubation, and the capacity of the recombinant biomass for the biosorption of silver and selenium in aqueous batch models were measured as 163.90 and 63.71mg/g, respectively. The ions were reduced in the presence of enzyme, leading to the formation of stable 70-180nm metal nanoparticles...
October 24, 2016: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770933/fully-glutathione-degradable-waterborne-polyurethane-nanocarriers-preparation-redox-sensitivity-and-triggered-intracellular-drug-release
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Ismail Omrani, Niloofar Babanejad, Hasan Kashef Shendi, Mohammad Reza Nabid
Polyurethanes are important class of biomaterials that are extensively used in medical devices. In spite of their easy synthesis, polyurethanes that are fully degradable in response to the intracellular reducing environment are less explored for controlled drug delivery. Herein, a novel glutathione degradable waterborne polyurethane (WPU) nanocarrier for redox triggered intracellular delivery of a model lipophilic anticancer drug, doxorubicin (DOX) is reported. The WPU was prepared from polyaddition reaction of isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) and a novel linear polyester polyol involving disulfide linkage, disulfide labeled chain extender, dimethylolpropionic acid (DMPA) using dibutyltin dilaurate (DBTDL) as a catalyst...
January 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761981/dialysate-bicarbonate-variation-in-maintenance-hemodiafiltration-patients-impact-on-serum-bicarbonate-intradialytic-hypotension-and-interdialytic-weight-gain
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Márcio Viegas, Cristina Cândido, Joana Felgueiras, José Clemente, Sara Barros, Rostislav Farbota, Filipa Vera, Antero Matos, Francisco Sousa
Introduction The dialysate bicarbonate (DB) influences the acid-base balance in dialysis patients. Very low and high serum bicarbonate (SB) have been related with a higher mortality. Acid-base balance also has been associated with hemodynamic effects in these patients. The trial aim was to compare the effect of DB concentration variation on SB levels in maintenance hemodiafiltration (HDF) patients and the effect on intradialytic hypotension and interdialytic weight gain. Methods  A prospective study, with 9 months of follow-up, involving 93 patients, divided in two groups: group 1 and group 2 with a DB of 34 mmol/L and 30 mmol/L, respectively, with monitoring of pre and post HDF SB, intradialytic hypotension, and interdialytic weight gain...
October 20, 2016: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743340/%C3%AE-tocotrienol-prevents-cell-cycle-arrest-in-aged-human-fibroblast-cells-through-p16-ink4a-pathway
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Azalina Zainuddin, Kien-Hui Chua, Jen-Kit Tan, Faizul Jaafar, Suzana Makpol
Human diploid fibroblasts (HDFs) proliferation in culture has been used as a model of aging at the cellular level. Growth arrest is one of the most important mechanisms responsible for replicative senescence. Recent researches have been focusing on the function of vitamin E in modulating cellular signaling and gene expression. Therefore, the aim of this study was to elucidate the effect of palm γ-tocotrienol (vitamin E) in modulating cellular aging through p16(INK4a) pathway in HDF cells. Primary culture of senescent HDFs was incubated with 70 μM of palm γ-tocotrienol for 24 hours...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737645/haemodiafiltration-elicits-less-platelet-activation-compared-to-haemodialysis
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Gergely Becs, Renáta Hudák, Zsolt Fejes, Ildikó Beke Debreceni, Harjit Pal Bhattoa, József Balla, János Kappelmayer
BACKGROUND: Mortality in patients with end-stage renal disorders is often a consequence of cardiovascular complications. Renal replacement therapies may contribute to this morbidity by promoting cellular activation. In renal failure patients peripheral blood samples were investigated for platelet and endothelial cell activation markers to compare the effects of haemodiafiltration (HDF) and haemodialysis (HD). METHODS: Overall 28 patients were included in the study...
October 13, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717781/1-3-%C3%A3-d-glucan-testing-is-highly-specific-in-patients-undergoing-dialysis-treatment
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Juergen Prattes, Daniel Schneditz, Florian Prueller, Eva Jaindl, Notburga Sauseng, Martin Hoenigl, Gernot Schilcher, Robert Krause
BACKGROUND: The aim of this combined in-vitro and in-vivo study was to investigate whether state of the art dialysis modalities produce false positive serum 1,3-ß-d-Glucan (BDG) levels. METHODS: Dialysis fluid for simulated dialysis treatments was spiked with BDG from different sources. Samples were taken from the dialysate and dialyzer blood compartments at various time points. In addition, serum samples were obtained in three groups of patients without invasive fungal disease: a...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27710850/dynamics-of-nanoparticle-diffusion-and-uptake-in-three-dimensional-cell-cultures
#16
Valentina Belli, Daniela Guarnieri, Marco Biondi, Francesca Della Sala, Paolo A Netti
This study aims at elucidating the effect of three-dimensional (3D) extracellular matrix on cell behaviour and nanoparticle (NP) diffusion and its consequences on NP cellular uptake mechansims. For this purpose, human dermal fibroblasts (HDF) and human fibrosarcoma (HT1080) cell lines were grown within a 3D collagen gel and exposed to model polystyrene (PS) NPs of controlled size (44 and 100nm). Results indicate that, in 3D, cell morphology dramatically changes compared to standard 2D cultures and NP diffusion within the matrix is hampered by the interaction with the collagen fibres...
September 29, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703388/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-online-hemodiafiltration-versus-high-flux-hemodialysis
#17
Francesco Ramponi, Claudio Ronco, Giacomo Mason, Enrico Rettore, Daniele Marcelli, Francesca Martino, Mauro Neri, Alejandro Martin-Malo, Bernard Canaud, Francesco Locatelli
BACKGROUND: Clinical studies suggest that hemodiafiltration (HDF) may lead to better clinical outcomes than high-flux hemodialysis (HF-HD), but concerns have been raised about the cost-effectiveness of HDF versus HF-HD. Aim of this study was to investigate whether clinical benefits, in terms of longer survival and better health-related quality of life, are worth the possibly higher costs of HDF compared to HF-HD. METHODS: The analysis comprised a simulation based on the combined results of previous published studies, with the following steps: 1) estimation of the survival function of HF-HD patients from a clinical trial and of HDF patients using the risk reduction estimated in a meta-analysis; 2) simulation of the survival of the same sample of patients as if allocated to HF-HD or HDF using three-state Markov models; and 3) application of state-specific health-related quality of life coefficients and differential costs derived from the literature...
2016: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27702532/microwave-assisted-synthesis-and-characterization-of-hydrophilically-functionalized-polygalacturonic-acid
#18
Zarif Farhana Mohd Aris, Ryan M Bouldin, Margery G H Pelletier, Peter Gaines, Bridgette Budhlall, Ramaswamy Nagarajan
Microwave-assisted synthesis of a new class of polymeric surfactants based on polygalacturonic acid (PGA) is presented. PGA is water-insoluble and not surface-active under normal conditions. Single-step hydrophilic modification of PGA with taurine (2-aminoethane sulfonic acid) renders it surface-active. The modification can be carried out either using 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide (EDCl) as a coupling agent or using microwave irradiation without a catalyst. Microwave irradiation significantly shortens reaction times and eliminates the need for a coupling agent...
January 2, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698764/protective-effects-of-dexmedetomidine-combined-with-flurbiprofen-axetil-on-remifentanil-induced-hyperalgesia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Zenggui Yu, Weilan Wu, Xiaodan Wu, Hongyi Lei, Cansheng Gong, Shiyuan Xu
High dosages of intra-operative remifentanil are associated with opioid-induced hyperalgesia (OIH). The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of combined dexmedetomidine and flurbiprofen axetil treatment on remifentanil-induced hyperalgesia. Patients with an American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status of I-II who were diagnosed with hysteromyoma and scheduled for laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) were randomly divided into three groups. Group hyperalgesia (Group H, n=29) received intra-operative remifentanil, Group hyperalgesia and dexmedetomidine (Group HD, n=28) received remifentanil and a continuous infusion of dexmedetomidine, and Group hyperalgesia, dexmedetomidine and flurbiprofen axetil (Group HDF, n=29) received remifentanil, flurbiprofen axetil and dexmedetomidine...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696302/electrosprayed-janus-particles-for-combined-photo-chemotherapy
#20
Brenda Sanchez-Vazquez, Adérito J R Amaral, Deng-Guang Yu, George Pasparakis, Gareth R Williams
This work is a proof of concept study establishing the potential of electrosprayed Janus particles for combined photodynamic therapy-chemotherapy. Sub-micron-sized particles of polyvinylpyrrolidone containing either an anti-cancer drug (carmofur) or a photosensitiser (rose bengal; RB), and Janus particles containing both in separate compartments were prepared. The functional components were present in the amorphous form in all the particles, and infrared spectroscopy indicated that intermolecular interactions formed between the different species...
September 30, 2016: AAPS PharmSciTech
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