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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097523/intravascular-ultrasound-characterization-of-a-tissue-engineered-vascular-graft-in-an-ovine-model
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Victoria K Pepper, Elizabeth S Clark, Cameron A Best, Ekene A Onwuka, Tadahisa Sugiura, Eric D Heuer, Lilamarie E Moko, Shinka Miyamoto, Hideki Miyachi, Darren P Berman, Sharon L Cheatham, Joanne L Chisolm, Toshiharu Shinoka, Christopher K Breuer, John P Cheatham
Patients who undergo implantation of a tissue-engineered vascular graft (TEVG) for congenital cardiac anomalies are monitored with echocardiography, followed by magnetic resonance imaging or angiography when indicated. While these methods provide data regarding the lumen, minimal information regarding neotissue formation is obtained. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) has previously been used in a variety of conditions to evaluate the vessel wall. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of IVUS for evaluation of TEVGs in our ovine model...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091413/expert-consensus-on-wenxin-granule-for-treatment-of-cardiac-arrhythmias
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2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077517/two-phase-hospital-associated-outbreak-of-mycobacterium-abscessus-investigation-and-mitigation
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Arthur W Baker, Sarah S Lewis, Barbara D Alexander, Luke F Chen, Richard J Wallace, Barbara A Brown-Elliott, Pamela J Isaacs, Lisa C Pickett, Chetan B Patel, Peter K Smith, John M Reynolds, Jill Engel, Cameron R Wolfe, Carmelo A Milano, Jacob N Schroder, Robert D Davis, Matthew G Hartwig, Jason E Stout, Nancy Strittholt, Eileen K Maziarz, Jennifer Horan Saullo, Kevin C Hazen, Richard J Walczak, Ravikiran Vasireddy, Sruthi Vasireddy, Celeste M McKnight, Deverick J Anderson, Daniel J Sexton
BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) commonly colonize municipal water and cause healthcare-associated outbreaks. We investigated a biphasic outbreak of Mycobacterium abscessus at a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: Case patients had recent hospital exposure and laboratory-confirmed colonization or infection with M. abscessus from January 2013 through December 2015. We conducted a multidisciplinary epidemiologic, field, and laboratory investigation. RESULTS: The incidence rate of M...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071742/core-transcription-factors-micrornas-and-small-molecules-drive-transdifferentiation-of-human-fibroblasts-towards-the-cardiac-cell-lineage
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Nicolas Christoforou, Syandan Chakraborty, Robert D Kirkton, Andrew F Adler, Russell C Addis, Kam W Leong
Transdifferentiation has been described as a novel method for converting human fibroblasts into induced cardiomyocyte-like cells. Such an approach can produce differentiated cells to study physiology or pathophysiology, examine drug interactions or toxicities, and engineer cardiac tissues. Here we describe the transdifferentiation of human dermal fibroblasts towards the cardiac cell lineage via the induced expression of transcription factors GATA4, TBX5, MEF2C, MYOCD, NKX2-5, and delivery of microRNAs miR-1 and miR-133a...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069694/myocardial-tissue-engineering-with-cells-derived-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-and-a-native-like-high-resolution-3-dimensionally-printed-scaffold
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Ling Gao, Molly Kupfer, Jangwook Jung, Libang Yang, Patrick Zhang, Yong Sie, Quyen Tran, Visar Ajeti, Brian Freeman, Vladimir Fast, Paul Campagnola, Brenda Ogle, Jianyi Zhang
RATIONALE: Conventional three-dimensional (3D) printing techniques cannot produce structures of the size at which individual cells interact. OBJECTIVE: Here, we used multiphoton-excited, 3-dimensional printing (MPE-3DP) to generate a native-like, extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffold with submicron resolution, and then seeded the scaffold with cardiomyocytes (CMs), smooth-muscle cells (SMCs), and endothelial cells (ECs) that had been differentiated from human induced-pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to generate a human, iPSC-derived cardiac muscle patch (hCMP), which was subsequently evaluated in a murine model of myocardial infarction (MI)...
January 9, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063988/engineered-extracellular-microenvironment-with-a-tunable-mechanical-property-for-controlling-cell-behavior-and-cardiomyogenic-fate-of-cardiac-stem-cells
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Min-Young Choi, Jong-Tae Kim, Won-Jin Lee, Yunki Lee, Kyung Min Park, Young-Il Yang, Ki Dong Park
: Endogenous cardiac stem cells (CSCs) are known to play a certain role in the myocardial homeostasis of the adult heart. The extracellular matrix (ECM) surrounding CSCs provides mechanical signals to regulate a variety of cell behaviors, yet the impact in the adult heart of these mechanical properties of ECM on CSC renewal and fate decisions is mostly unknown. To elucidate CSC mechanoresponses at the individual cell and myocardial level, we used the sol-to-gel transitional gelatin-poly(ethylene glycol)-tyramine (GPT) hydrogel with a tunable mechanical property to construct a three-dimensional (3D) matrix for culturing native myocardium and CSCs...
January 4, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060283/preparation-of-raav9-to-overexpress-or-knockdown-genes-in-mouse-hearts
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Jian Ding, Zhi-Qiang Lin, Jian-Ming Jiang, Christine E Seidman, Jonathan G Seidman, William T Pu, Da-Zhi Wang
Controlling the expression or activity of specific genes through the myocardial delivery of genetic materials in murine models permits the investigation of gene functions. Their therapeutic potential in the heart can also be determined. There are limited approaches for in vivo molecular intervention in the mouse heart. Recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV)-based genome engineering has been utilized as an essential tool for in vivo cardiac gene manipulation. The specific advantages of this technology include high efficiency, high specificity, low genomic integration rate, minimal immunogenicity, and minimal pathogenicity...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051180/human-heart-valve-derived-scaffold-improves-cardiac-repair-in-a-murine-model-of-myocardial-infarction
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Long Wan, Yao Chen, Zhenhua Wang, Weijun Wang, Sebastian Schmull, Jun Dong, Song Xue, Hans Imboden, Jun Li
Cardiac tissue engineering using biomaterials with or without combination of stem cell therapy offers a new option for repairing infarcted heart. However, the bioactivity of biomaterials remains to be optimized because currently available biomaterials do not mimic the biochemical components as well as the structural properties of native myocardial extracellular matrix. Here we hypothesized that human heart valve-derived scaffold (hHVS), as a clinically relevant novel biomaterial, may provide the proper microenvironment of native myocardial extracellular matrix for cardiac repair...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046063/three-dimensional-high-frequency-ultrasonography-for-early-detection-and-characterization-of-embryo-implantation-site-development-in-the-mouse
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Mary C Peavey, Corey L Reynolds, Maria M Szwarc, William E Gibbons, Cecilia T Valdes, Francesco J DeMayo, John P Lydon
Ultrasonography is a powerful tool to non-invasively monitor in real time the development of the human fetus in utero. Although genetically engineered mice have served as valuable in vivo models to study both embryo implantation and pregnancy progression, such studies usually require sacrifice of parous mice for subsequent phenotypic analysis. To address this issue, we used three-dimensional (3-D) reconstruction in silico of high-frequency ultrasound (HFUS) imaging data for early detection and characterization of murine embryo implantation sites and their development in utero...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045412/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-with-the-edwards-sapien-3-valve-first-experiences-in-turkey
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Abdullah Nabi Aslan, Serdal Baştuğ, Hacı Ahmet Kasapkara, Hüseyin Ayhan, Hakan Süygün, Telat Keleş, Tahir Durmaz, Nihal Akar Bayram, Emine Bilen, Engin Bozkurt
OBJECTIVE: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has shown promising results in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) at high risk for open heart surgery. We aimed to evaluate outcomes of patients who underwent TAVI with Edwards SAPIEN 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve (S3), a second-generation TAVI device. METHODS: Between November 2014 and June 2016, 31 high-risk patients received balloon-expandable S3 valve at Atatürk Training and Research Hospital that has the largest case series in Turkey...
December 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042345/biomimetic-microstructure-morphology-in-electrospun-fiber-mats-is-critical-for-maintaining-healthy-cardiomyocyte-phenotype
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Rutwik Rath, Jung Bok Lee, Truc-Linh Tran, Sean F Lenihan, Cristi L Galindo, Yan Ru Su, Tarek Absi, Leon M Bellan, Douglas B Sawyer, Hak-Joon Sung
Despite recent advances in biomimetic substrates, there is still only limited understanding of how the extracellular matrix (ECM) functions in the maintenance of cardiomyocyte (CM) phenotype. In this study, we designed electrospun substrates inspired by morphologic features of non-failing and failing human heart ECM, and examined how these substrates regulate phenotypes of adult and neonatal rat ventricular CMs (ARVM and NRVM, respectively). We found that poly(ε-caprolactone) fiber substrates designed to mimic the organized ECM of a non-failing human heart maintained healthy CM phenotype (evidenced by cell morphology, organized actin/myomesin bands and expression of β-MYH7 and SCN5A...
March 2016: Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038838/-interventional-cardiac-catheterization-in-congenital-heart-disease
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François Godart, Ali Houeijeh
Interventional cardiac catheterization has a major place in the management of congenital heart disease. Since the Rashkind atrioseptostomy in mid-1960s, many techniques have been developed. For some, it is necessary to close a cardiac or extracardiac shunt using occluder (double disc system, plug, coil…): closure of atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect or patent arterial duct. For others, it is necessary to treat a valvular or vascular stenosis using a balloon catheter: dilatation of the pulmonary or the aortic valve, dilatation of aortic coarctation...
December 27, 2016: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029762/prevascularization-of-decellularized-porcine-myocardial-slice-for-cardiac-tissue-engineering
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Pawan Kc, Mickey Shah, Jun Liao, Ge Zhang
Prevacularization strategies have been implemented in tissue engineering to generate microvasculature networks within a scaffold prior to implantation. Prevascularizing scaffolds will shorten the time of functional vascular perfusion with host upon implantation. In this study, we explored key variables affecting the interaction between decellularized porcine myocardium slices (dPMSs) and reseeded stem cells toward the fabrication of prevascularized cardiac tissue. Our results demonstrated that dPMS supports attachment of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) and rat adipose derived stem cells (rASCs) with high viability...
January 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024566/electrospun-polyurethane-membranes-for-tissue-engineering-applications
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Laís P Gabriel, Ana Amélia Rodrigues, Milton Macedo, André L Jardini, Rubens Maciel Filho
Tissue Engineering proposes, among other things, tissue regeneration using scaffolds integrated with biological molecules, growth factors or cells for such regeneration. In this research, polyurethane membranes were prepared using the electrospinning technique in order to obtain membranes to be applied in Tissue Engineering, such as epithelial, drug delivery or cardiac applications. The influence of fibers on the structure and morphology of the membranes was studied using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), the structure was evaluated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and the thermal stability was analyzed by thermogravimetry analysis (TGA)...
March 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019665/the-impact-of-left-ventricular-stretching-in-model-cultivations-with-neonatal-cardiomyocytes-in-a-whole-heart-bioreactor
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Jörn Hülsmann, Hug Aubin, Alexander Wehrmann, Artur Lichtenberg, Payam Akhyari
Here, we investigate the impact of integrated three-dimensional (3D) left ventricular (LV) stretching on myocardial maturation in a whole-heart bioreactor setting. Therefore, decellularized rat hearts were selectively repopulated with rodent neonatal cardiomyocytes (5•10(6) cells per heart) and cultured over 5 d. Continuous medium perfusion was maintained through the coronary artery system in a customized whole-heart bioreactor system with or without integrated biomechanical stimulation of LV. 3D repopulation effectiveness and cellular vitality were evaluated by repetitive metabolic WST-1 assays and 3D confocal microscopy analysis through fluorescent staining, also assessing cellular organization...
December 26, 2016: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011589/maternal-engineered-nanomaterial-exposure-disrupts-progeny-cardiac-function-and-bioenergetics
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Quincy A Hathaway, Cody E Nichols, Danielle L Shepherd, Phoebe A Stapleton, Sarah L Mclaughlin, Janelle C Stricker, Stephanie L Rellick, Mark V Pinti, Alaeddin B Abukabda, Caroll R McBride, Jinghai Yi, Seth M Stine, Timothy R Nurkiewicz, John M Hollander
Nanomaterial production is expanding as new industrial and consumer applications are introduced. Nevertheless, the impacts of exposure to these compounds are not fully realized. The current study was designed to determine whether gestational nano-TiO2 exposure impacts cardiac and metabolic function of developing progeny. Pregnant Sprague Dawley rats were exposed to nano-TiO2 aerosols (~10 mg/m(3), 130 - 150 nm count median aerodynamic diameter) for 7-8 non-consecutive days beginning at gestational day 5-6. Physiological and bioenergetic effects on heart function and cardiomyocytes across three time points: fetal (gestational day 20), neonatal (4-10 days), and young adult (6-12 weeks) were evaluated...
December 23, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008983/scaffold-free-bio-orthogonal-assembly-of-3-dimensional-cardiac-tissue-via-cell-surface-engineering
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Dmitry Rogozhnikov, Paul J O'Brien, Sina Elahipanah, Muhammad N Yousaf
There has been tremendous interest in constructing in vitro cardiac tissue for a range of fundamental studies of cardiac development and disease and as a commercial system to evaluate therapeutic drug discovery prioritization and toxicity. Although there has been progress towards studying 2-dimensional cardiac function in vitro, there remain challenging obstacles to generate rapid and efficient scaffold-free 3-dimensional multiple cell type co-culture cardiac tissue models. Herein, we develop a programmed rapid self-assembly strategy to induce specific and stable cell-cell contacts among multiple cell types found in heart tissue to generate 3D tissues through cell-surface engineering based on liposome delivery and fusion to display bio-orthogonal functional groups from cell membranes...
December 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007615/human-ipsc-derived-cardiomyocytes-and-tissue-engineering-strategies-for-disease-modeling-and-drug-screening
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REVIEW
Alec S T Smith, Jesse Macadangdang, Winnie Leung, Michael A Laflamme, Deok-Ho Kim
Improved methodologies for modeling cardiac disease phenotypes and accurately screening the efficacy and toxicity of potential therapeutic compounds are actively being sought to advance drug development and improve disease modeling capabilities. To that end, much recent effort has been devoted to the development of novel engineered biomimetic cardiac tissue platforms that accurately recapitulate the structure and function of the human myocardium. Within the field of cardiac engineering, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are an exciting tool that offer the potential to advance the current state of the art, as they are derived from somatic cells, enabling the development of personalized medical strategies and patient specific disease models...
January 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007424/recreating-the-cardiac-microenvironment-in-pluripotent-stem-cell-models-of-human-physiology-and-disease
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REVIEW
Ayhan Atmanli, Ibrahim John Domian
The advent of human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) biology has opened unprecedented opportunities for the use of tissue engineering to generate human cardiac tissue for in vitro study. Engineering cardiac constructs that recapitulate human development and disease requires faithful recreation of the cardiac niche in vitro. Here we discuss recent progress in translating the in vivo cardiac microenvironment into PSC models of the human heart. We review three key physiologic features required to recreate the cardiac niche and facilitate normal cardiac differentiation and maturation: the biochemical, biophysical, and bioelectrical signaling cues...
December 19, 2016: Trends in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005249/runtime-verification-of-pacemaker-functionality-using-hierarchical-fuzzy-colored-petri-nets
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Negar Majma, Seyed Morteza Babamir, Amirhassan Monadjemi
Today, implanted medical devices are increasingly used for many patients and in case of diverse health problems. However, several runtime problems and errors are reported by the relevant organizations, even resulting in patient death. One of those devices is the pacemaker. The pacemaker is a device helping the patient to regulate the heartbeat by connecting to the cardiac vessels. This device is directed by its software, so any failure in this software causes a serious malfunction. Therefore, this study aims to a better way to monitor the device's software behavior to decrease the failure risk...
February 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
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