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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456673/full-thickness-conjunctival-flap-covering-surgery-combined-with-amniotic-membrane-transplantation-for-severe-fungal-keratitis
#1
Jing Zhong, Bowen Wang, Saiqun Li, Yuqing Deng, Haixiang Huang, Ling Chen, Jin Yuan
Fungal keratitis is a severe and common ocular infectious disease. The present study evaluated the efficiency of full-thickness conjunctival flap covering surgery with amniotic membrane transplantation (FCCS + AMT) as a transitional surgery for severe fungal keratitis. A total of 17 patients with severe fungal keratitis without corneal perforation underwent FCCS + AMT between January 2010 and December 2015. The pathogenic factors, preoperative diagnosis and postoperative prognosis of FCCS + AMT at 3 months were evaluated...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444982/the-unique-features-of-proteins-depicting-the-chicken-amniotic-fluid
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Mylène Da Silva, Clara Dombre, Aurélien Brionne, Philippe Monget, Magali Chessé, Marion De Pauw, Maryse Mills, Lucie Combes-Soia, Valérie Labas, Nicolas Guyot, Yves Nys, Sophie Rehault-Godbert
In many amniotes, the amniotic fluid is depicted as a dynamic milieu that participates in the protection of the embryo (cushioning, hydration, and immunity). However, in birds, the protein profile of the amniotic fluid remains unexplored, even though its proteomic signature is predicted to differ compared to human's. In fact, unlike humans, chicken amniotic fluid does not collect excretory products and its protein composition strikingly changes at mid-development due to the massive inflow of egg white proteins, which are thereafter swallowed by the embryo to support its growth...
February 14, 2018: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440793/use-of-an-amniotic-membrane-as-a-novel-barrier-in-a-tooth-with-a-questionable-prognosis
#3
Kanakamedala Anil Kumar, Muppalla Chakravarthy, Shalini Selvarajan, Theyagarajan Ramakrishnan, Geetha Ari
The chief goal of combination therapy using guided tissue regeneration along with bone grafts is to optimally and predictably regenerate the periodontal attachment apparatus. The evolution of regenerative therapy along with careful patient selection and treatment planning can have positive results even in cases which are not ideal. The present case report describes a tooth with a questionable prognosis treated successively by endodontic then periodontal therapy using an amniotic membrane along with a bone graft to treat an intrabony defect...
May 2017: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430874/characterizing-human-decellularized-crystalline-lens-capsules-as-a-scaffold-for-corneal-endothelial-tissue-engineering
#4
Bert Van den Bogerd, Sorcha Ní Dhubhghaill, Nadia Zakaria
The idea of transplanting a sheet of laboratory-grown corneal endothelium dates back to 1978; however, the ideal scaffold is still lacking. We hypothesized that human crystalline lens capsules (LCs) could qualify as a scaffold and aimed to characterize the properties of this material for endothelial tissue engineering. LCs were isolated from donor eyes, stored at -80 °C, and decellularized with water and trypsin-EDTA. The decellularization was investigated by nuclear staining and counting and the capsule thickness was determined by optical coherence tomography and compared with Descemet's membrane (DM)...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429293/-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-combined-with-antiviral-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-severe-herpes-necrotizing-stromal-keratitis
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S X Li, J T Wang, Y Jiang, X Wang, W Y Shi
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of modified deep lamellar keratoplasty (DLKP) combined with antiviral medications for severe herpes necrotizing stromal keratitis. Methods: Retrospective case series study. Modified DLKP was performed in combination with antiviral medications in fifty patients (50 eyes) with severe necrotizing stromal keratitis, which was unresponsive to systemic and topical antiviral treatment for 1 week, at Shandong Eye Hospital. Before surgery, the operated eyes were examined using slit-lamp microscopy...
February 11, 2018: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428266/duraplasty-using-amniotic-membrane-versus-temporal-muscle-fascia-a-clinical-comparative-study
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Agus Turchan, Taufiq Fatchur Rochman, Arie Ibrahim, Dyah Fauziah, Joni Wahyuhadi, M Arifin Parenrengi, Asra Al Fauzi, Erliano Sufarnap, Abdul Hafid Bajamal, Ferdiansyah, Heri Suroto, Purwati, Fedik Abdul Rantam, Adanti Wido Paramadini, Christianto Benjamin Lumenta
In the field of neurosurgery, often the dura mater cannot be sutured, and consequently, it requires a duraplasty procedure using a dural fascial graft. Since 1890, various materials have been researched as dura mater substitutes. Amniotic membrane, for example, is suitable as a dural graft material and has been used in neurosurgery since 2012. However, there has been little research on human patient's dural healing after the use of amniotic membrane in their duraplasty procedure. To address this gap, a clinical experimental study was undertaken to evaluate the human dural healing of 16 patients who had undergone duraplasty in decompressive craniectomy surgery at Dr...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426435/sural-nerve-graft-for-neurotrophic-keratitis-early-results
#7
Ezekiel Weis, Avi Rubinov, Ahmed Rustom Al-Ghoul, Farrah Meng-Kay Yau
OBJECTIVE: To report our center's experience in treating neurotrophic keratitis (NK) through corneal neurotization using nerve transfers and sural nerve grafts in the adult population. DESIGN: Prospective observational case series, single center study. METHODS: Six consecutive patients (5 males and 1 female) with severe NK were evaluated. All patients had complete corneal anaesthesia in the neurotrophic eye. Three patients had unstable epithelial disease with recurrent breakdowns despite maximal medical and standard surgical management; three presented with dense scarring of their cornea...
February 2018: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426264/comparison-between-maternal-and-neonatal-outcome-of-pprom-in-the-cases-of-amniotic-fluid-index-afi-of-more-and-less-than-5-cm
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Ashraf Sadat Mousavi, Neda Hashemi, Maryam Kashanian, Narges Sheikhansari, Arash Bordbar, Shayesteh Parashi
The study was performed on pregnant women with a gestational age of 26-32 weeks of pregnancy, who had been admitted to the hospital with a confirmed diagnosis of premature rupture of membranes. In all eligible women, ultrasounds were performed for the evaluation of amniotic fluid index. Then, the women were divided into two groups according to amniotic fluid index of ≥5 cm and <5 cm. These women were followed and monitored up to delivery. The women of the two groups did not have significant difference between them according to age, gestational age at the time of ruptured membrane, body mass index, gravidity, parity, gestational age at delivery and route of delivery...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424945/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-investigation-of-a-novel-amniotic-based-chitosan-dressing-for-wound-healing
#9
Maryam Momeni, Mohammad Zarehaghighi, Mirhamed Hajimiri, Ghasemali Khorasani, Rassoul Dinarvand, Abdolhossein Nekookar, Niloofar Sodeifi, Pardis Khosravani, Niloofar Shayanasl, Marzieh Ebrahimi
It is more than a decade that amniotic membrane has been used as a wound dressing because of its anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-fibrotic, anti-scaring properties, as well as its pain relieving and epithelialization promoting features. However, amniotic membrane had limited applications because it needs to suture in surgery, is highly fragile, firmly adhere to the wound and may cause bleeding and pain when changing the bandage. This study investigated the possibility of development of a novel amniotic-based chitosan gel dressing as a potential wound repair substrate with marked efficacy...
February 9, 2018: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421293/chronic-ocular-sequelae-of-stevens-johnson-syndrome-in-children-long-term-impact-of-appropriate-therapy-on-natural-history-of-disease
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Sayan Basu, Swapna S Shanbhag, Arjun Gokani, Richa Kedar, Chirag Bahuguna, Virender S Sangwan
PURPOSE: To describe the long-term ocular and visual morbidity in children with chronic sequelae of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and visual outcomes of various management strategies. DESIGN: Retrospective comparative case series. METHODS: This study included 568 eyes of 284 children with SJS who presented between 1990 and 2015. Affected eyes either received conservative therapy (n=440) or definitive management (n=128) including lid margin mucous membrane grafting (MMG), prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem (PROSE) contact lenses, allogeneic limbal transplantation or keratoprosthesis using an algorithmic approach based on the severity of dryness and cause and extent of corneal damage...
February 5, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419367/biological-effects-of-amniotic-membrane-on-diabetic-foot-wounds-a-systematic-review
#11
André Oliveira Paggiaro, Andriws Garcia Menezes, Alexandra Donizetti Ferrassi, Viviane Fernandes De Carvalho, Rolf Gemperli
OBJECTIVE: The amniotic membrane has biological properties that are beneficial to the wound healing process of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). Our aim is to analyse the scientific evidence found in literature on the use of the amniotic membrane to stimulate DFU healing. METHOD: A systematic review of amniotic membrane's influence was undertaken, using the search terms 'placenta' 'diabetic foot' 'amnion' and biological dressing', assessing the outcomes 'wound healing' and 'wound healing time', in DFU...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400632/ulinastatin-supplementation-during-human-amniotic-membrane-preservation-to-improve-its-viability
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Kyoung Woo Kim, Jung Huh, Soo Jin Lee, Sung Po Kim, Eung Bae Kim, Jae Chan Kim
PURPOSE: The amniotic membrane (AM) is the transparent innermost layer of the placenta and it facilitates rapid wound healing in a diversity of ocular surface disorders. However, extended periods of cryopreservation before use induce significant impairment of cell viability due to oxidative stresses and inflammatory responses. We investigated the effect of supplementing ulinastatin (ULI), a known serine protease inhibitor, and relevant mechanisms of action in AM preservation solution through the hypothermic continuum on inflammatory and apoptotic signals and viability of AM tissue...
February 5, 2018: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392398/generation-and-characterisation-of-decellularised-human-corneal-limbus
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Kristina Spaniol, Joana Witt, Sonja Mertsch, Maria Borrelli, Gerd Geerling, Stefan Schrader
PURPOSE: Limbal epithelial stem cells (LESC) reside in a niche in the corneo-scleral transition zone. Deficiency leads to pain, corneal opacity, and eventually blindness. LESC transplantation of ex-vivo expanded human LESC on a carrier such as human amniotic membrane is a current treatment option. We evaluated decellularised human limbus (DHL) as a potential carrier matrix for the transplantation of LESC. METHODS: Human corneas were obtained from the local eye bank...
February 1, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390295/management-of-a-neurotrophic-deep-corneal-ulcer-with-amniotic-membrane-transplantation-in-a-patient-with-functional-monocular-vision-a-case-report
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Tobias Röck, Karl Ulrich Bartz-Schmidt, Daniel Röck
RATIONALE: Amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) has been performed therapeutically in humans for over 100 years. In recent 2 decades AMTs have been used increasingly and successfully to treat various types of ophthalmic indications. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 83-year-old man was referred to our eye hospital with a refractory neurotrophic deep corneal ulcer of the left eye. DIAGNOSES: The best-corrected visual acuity of the left eye was 0.5 (0...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388397/biomaterials-for-regenerative-medicine-approaches-for-the-anterior-segment-of-the-eye
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Rachel Williams, Rebecca Lace, Stephnie Kennedy, Kyle Doherty, Hannah Levis
The role of biomaterials in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine strategies to treat vision loss associated with damage to tissues in the anterior segment of the eye has been studied for several years. This has mostly involved replacement and support for the cornea and conjunctiva. These are complex tissues with specific functional requirements for different parts of the tissue. Amniotic membrane (AM) is used in clinical practice to transplant autologous or allogenic cells to the corneal surface. Fibrin gels have also progressed to clinical use under specific conditions...
February 1, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385762/incidence-and-determinants-of-health-care-associated-blood-stream-infection-at-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-in-ujjain-india-a-prospective-cohort-study
#16
Mamta Dhaneria, Sachin Jain, Poonam Singh, Aditya Mathur, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg, Ashish Pathak
Very little is known about laboratory-confirmed blood stream infections (LCBIs) in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in resource-limited settings. The aim of this cohort study was to determine the incidence, risk factors, and causative agents of LCBIs in a level-2 NICU in India. The diagnosis of LCBIs was established using the Centre for Disease Control, USA criteria. A predesigned questionnaire containing risk factors associated with LCBIs was filled-in. A total of 150 neonates (43% preterm) were included in the study...
January 30, 2018: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380791/high-resolution-optical-coherence-tomography-in-a-case-of-descemetocele-managed-with-amniotic-membrane-transplantation
#17
Nilufer Sultana, Sunita Chaurasia, Muralidhar Ramappa
Amniotic membrane transplantation is a useful in the management of corneal melts and descemetocele. We describe high-resolution anterior segment optical coherence tomography (OCT) (Optovue) in a patient with descemetocele who was managed surgically with amniotic membrane transplantation. A 60-year-old female presented with a corneal melt in the right eye. She was a case of rheumatoid arthritis and was on systemic treatment with immunomodulators. Slit lamp examination revealed a severe thinning paracentrally...
February 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380357/the-association-between-ragged-or-incomplete-membranes-and-postpartum-haemorrhage-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#18
Julia Keating, Malcolm Barnett, Vanessa Watkins, Stella May Gwini
BACKGROUND: The association between an incomplete placenta and postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is well documented; however, the significance of ragged or incomplete membranes has not been explored as an independent risk factor for PPH. AIMS: To explore the association between the completeness of the amniotic and chorionic membranes and the risk of PPH, independent to placental status. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 37 176 birth records were retrospectively extracted from the period 1 July, 2008 to 30 June, 2016 from the databases of two public hospitals in Melbourne, Australia...
January 30, 2018: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29376005/amniotic-membrane-transplantation-with-topical-interferon-alfa-2b-after-excision-of-ocular-surface-squamous-neoplasia
#19
Hua-Tao Xie, Ying-Ying Zhang, Dong-Ling Jiang, Jun Wu, Jia-Song Wang, Ming-Chang Zhang
To evaluate the outcome of amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) after tumor excision followed by topical interferon alfa-2b (IFNα2b) drops for primary ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN). Twelve eyes of 12 patients with a mean age of 66±10y were included. The average follow-up was 23±10mo. All 12 patients had limbal involvement. Smooth ocular surface and transparent cornea were achieved in all cases. No sign of inflammation, neovascularization, symblepharon or recurrence was noted at the last follow-up...
2018: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371755/the-expression-of-toll-like-receptor-5-in-preterm-histologic-chorioamnionitis
#20
Hiroaki Moroi, Tomomi Kotani, Rika Miki, Hiroyuki Tsuda, Masako Mizuno, Yumiko Ito, Takafumi Ushida, Kenji Imai, Tomoko Nakano, Hua Li, Seiji Sumigama, Eiko Yamamoto, Akira Iwase, Fumitaka Kikkawa
Spontaneous preterm birth is often caused by chorioamnionitis. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) have a role in the response of the innate immune system. The role of TLR5 in chorioamnionitis remains unclear: however, TLR5 was reported to have a significantly stronger effect on the induction of interleukin (IL)-6 when compared with other TLRs in amniotic epithelial cells. The aim of this study was to investigate TLR5 expression in placentas with preterm histologic chorioamnionitis (HCA). The expression levels of TLR5 were evaluated in the amnions, chorions, deciduae and villi with and without HCA using immunohistochemistry...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
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