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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726849/o2-controllable-hydrogels-for-studying-cellular-responses-to-hypoxic-gradients-in-three-dimensions-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Daniel M Lewis, Michael R Blatchley, Kyung Min Park, Sharon Gerecht
Oxygen (O2) acts as a potent upstream regulator of cell function. In both physiological and pathophysiological microenvironments, the O2 concentration is not uniformly distributed but instead follows a gradient that depends on distance from oxygen-carrying blood vessels. Such gradients have a particularly important role in development, tissue regeneration, and tumor growth. In this protocol, we describe how to use our previously reported gelatin-based O2-controllable hydrogels that can provide hypoxic microenvironments in vitro...
August 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726587/repair-of-tympanic-membrane-perforations-with-customized-bioprinted-ear-grafts-using-chinchilla-models
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Che-Ying Kuo, Emmanuel Wilson, Andrew Fuson, Nidhi Gandhi, Reza Monfaredi, Audrey Jenkins, Maria Romero, Marco Santoro, John P Fisher, Kevin Cleary, Brian Reilly
The goal of this work is to develop an innovative method that combines bioprinting and endoscopic imaging to repair tympanic membrane perforations (TMPs). TMPs are a serious health issue because they can lead to both conductive hearing loss and repeated otitis media. TMPs occur in 3 to 5% of cases after ear tube placement as well as in cases of acute otitis media (the second most common infection in pediatrics), chronic otitis media with or without cholesteatoma, or as a result of barotrauma to the ear. About 55,000 tympanoplasties, the surgery performed to reconstruct TMPs, are performed every year and the commonly used cartilage grafting technique has a success rate between 43% to 100%...
July 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725510/a-critical-appraisal-of-vascularized-bone-grafting-for-scaphoid-nonunion
#3
Ram K Alluri, Christine Yin, Matthew L Iorio, Hyuma Leland, Wendy J Mack, Ketan Patel
Background  Vascularized bone grafting (VBG) has the potential to yield reliable results in scaphoid nonunion; however, results across studies have been highly variable. This study critically evaluates surgical techniques, fracture location, and patient selection in relation to radiographic, clinical, and patient-centered outcomes after VBG for scaphoid nonunion. Methods  We conducted a systematic review of the literature for the use of VBG in scaphoid nonunion. Physical examination, radiographic, and patient-centered outcomes were assessed...
August 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723742/liver-transplantation-using-the-otherwise-discarded-partial-liver-resection-graft-with-hepatic-benign-tumor-analysis-of-a-preliminary-experience-on-15-consecutive-cases
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Guoqiang Li, Xiaoxin Mu, Xinli Huang, Xiaofeng Qian, Jianjie Qin, Zhongming Tan, Wenjie Zhang, Xiaoliang Xu, Shanbai Tan, Zhijun Zhu, Wei Li, Xuan Wang, Xuehao Wang, Beicheng Sun
RATIONALE: The shortage of available donor organs limits the development of liver transplantation. This case-serial study presents a novel way to expand the donor pool by using the other-wise discarded partial liver resection graft with hepatic benign tumor. PATIENT CONCERNS: From 2012 to 2016, 15 patients with hepatic lesions were admitted to our hospital. 12 patients suffered from right epigastric discomfort and 3 patients worried about uncertain diagnosis. INTERVENTIONS: Regular hepatic lobectomy was performed for all patients and after back-table management the resected partial liver grafts were used for patients with end-stage liver disease for liver transplantation...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720074/regeneration-of-long-distance-peripheral-nerve-defects-after-delayed-reconstruction-in-healthy-and-diabetic-rats-is-supported-by-immunomodulatory-chitosan-nerve-guides
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Lena Stenberg, Maria Stößel, Giulia Ronchi, Stefano Geuna, Yaobin Yin, Susanne Mommert, Lisa Mårtensson, Jennifer Metzen, Claudia Grothe, Lars B Dahlin, Kirsten Haastert-Talini
BACKGROUND: Delayed reconstruction of transection or laceration injuries of peripheral nerves is inflicted by a reduced regeneration capacity. Diabetic conditions, more frequently encountered in clinical practice, are known to further impair regeneration in peripheral nerves. Chitosan nerve guides (CNGs) have recently been introduced as a new generation of medical devices for immediate peripheral nerve reconstruction. Here, CNGs were used for 45 days delayed reconstruction of critical length 15 mm rat sciatic nerve defects in either healthy Wistar rats or diabetic Goto-Kakizaki rats; the latter resembling type 2 diabetes...
July 18, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720003/current-trends-in-the-management-of-ballistic-fractures-of-the-hand-and-wrist-experiences-of-a-high-volume-level-i-trauma-center
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Paul A Ghareeb, Charles Daly, Albert Liao, Diane Payne
BACKGROUND: Ballistic fractures of the carpus and hand are routinely treated in large urban centers. These injuries can be challenging due to many factors. Various treatment options exist for these complicated injuries, but there are limited data available. This report analyzes patient demographics, treatments, and outcomes at a large urban trauma center. METHODS: All ballistic fractures of the hand and wrist of the patients who presented to a single center from 2011 to 2014 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717129/3d-printed-scaffolds-of-calcium-silicate-doped-%C3%AE-tcp-synergize-with-co-cultured-endothelial-and-stromal-cells-to-promote-vascularization-and-bone-formation
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Yuan Deng, Chuan Jiang, Cuidi Li, Tao Li, Mingzheng Peng, Jinwu Wang, Kerong Dai
Synthetic bone scaffolds have potential application in repairing large bone defects, however, inefficient vascularization after implantation remains the major issue of graft failure. Herein, porous β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) scaffolds with calcium silicate (CS) were 3D printed, and pre-seeded with co-cultured human umbilical cord vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and human bone marrow stromal cells (hBMSCs) to construct tissue engineering scaffolds with accelerated vascularization and better bone formation...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716818/intimal-hyperplasia-induced-by-vascular-intervention-causes-lipoprotein-retention-and-accelerated-atherosclerosis
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Siavash Kijani, Ana Maria Vázquez, Malin Levin, Jan Borén, Per Fogelstrand
Accelerated atherosclerosis diminishes the long term patency of vascular interventions, such as percutaneous coronary intervention and implantation of saphenous vein grafts. However, the cause of this accelerated atherosclerosis is unclear. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that intimal hyperplasia formed following vascular intervention promotes retention of atherogenic lipoproteins. Intimal hyperplasia was surgically induced in the mouse common carotid artery. The surgery was combined with different mouse models of hypercholesterolemia to obtain different cholesterol levels and to control the onsets of hypercholesterolemia...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716027/cytomegalovirus-viraemia-and-mortality-in-renal-transplant-recipients-in-the-era-of-antiviral-prophylaxis-lessons-from-the-western-australian-experience
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Linda A Selvey, Wai H Lim, Peter Boan, Ramyasuda Swaminathan, Claudia Slimings, Amy E Harrison, Aron Chakera
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) establishes a lifelong infection that is efficiently controlled by the immune system; this infection can be reactivated in case of immunosuppression such as following solid organ transplantation. CMV viraemia has been associated with CMV disease, as well as increased mortality and allograft failure. Prophylactic antiviral medication is routinely given to renal transplant recipients, but reactivation during and following cessation of antiviral prophylaxis is known to occur...
July 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715799/resident-arterial-cells-and-circulating-bone-marrow-derived-cells-both-contribute-to-intimal-hyperplasia-in-a-rat-allograft-carotid-transplantation-model
#10
Yi He, Xin Xu, Ting Zhu, Min Tang, Ju Mei, Yi Si
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Neointimal formation following vascular injury remains a major mechanism of restenosis, whereas the precise sources of neointimal cells are still uncertain. We tested the hypothesis that both injured arterial cells and non-arterial cells contribute to intimal hyperplasia. METHODS: Following allograft transplantation of the balloon-injured carotid common artery (n = 3-6), the cellular composition of the transplant grafts and the origins of neointimal cells were measured by immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence staining...
July 11, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715721/pushing-the-boundaries-in-liver-graft-utilisation-in-transplantation-case-report-of-a-donor-with-previous-bile-duct-injury-repair
#11
Asma Sultana, James J Powell, Gabriel C Oniscu
INTRODUCTION: Liver transplantation is a recognised treatment for extensive bile duct injuries with secondary biliary cirrhosis or recurring sepsis. However, there have been no reports of successful liver transplantation from a donor who sustained a previous bile duct injury. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Here we discuss the case of a liver transplant from a 51-year-old brain dead donor who had suffered a Strasberg E1 bile duct injury and had undergone a Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy 24 years prior to donation...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715585/retinoic-acid-engineered-amniotic-membrane-used-as-graft-or-homogenate-positive-effects-on-corneal-alkali-burns
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Romain Joubert, Estelle Daniel, Nicolas Bonnin, Aurélie Comptour, Christelle Gross, Corinne Belville, Frédéric Chiambaretta, Loïc Blanchon, Vincent Sapin
Purpose: Alkali burns are the most common, severe chemical ocular injuries, their functional prognosis depending on corneal wound healing efficiency. The purpose of our study was to compare the benefits of amniotic membrane (AM) grafts and homogenates for wound healing in the presence or absence of previous all-trans retinoic acid (atRA) treatment. Methods: Fifty male CD1 mice with reproducible corneal chemical burn were divided into five groups, as follows: group 1 was treated with saline solution; groups 2 and 3 received untreated AM grafts or grafts treated with atRA, respectively; and groups 4 and 5 received untreated AM homogenates or homogenates treated with atRA, respectively...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715360/contemporary-management-of-subclavian-and-axillary-artery-injuries-a-western-trauma-association-multicenter-review
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Christine J Waller, Thomas H Cogbill, Kara J Kallies, Luis D Ramirez, Justin M Cardenas, S Rob Todd, Kayla J Chapman, Marshall A Beckman, Jason L Sperry, Vincent P Anto, Evert A Eriksson, Stuart M Leon, Rahul J Anand, Maura Pearlstein, Lisa Capano-Wehrle, Clay Cothren Burlew, Charles J Fox, Daniel C Cullinane, Jennifer C Roberts, Paul B Harrison, Gina M Berg, James M Haan, Kelly Lightwine
BACKGROUND: Subclavian and axillary artery injuries are uncommon. In addition to many open vascular repairs, endovascular techniques are used for definitive repair or vascular control of these anatomically challenging injuries. The aim of this study was to determine the relative roles of endovascular and open techniques in the management of subclavian and axillary artery injuries comparing hospital outcomes, and long-term limb viability. METHODS: A multicenter, retrospective review of patients with subclavian or axillary artery injuries from 1/1/2004-12/31/2014 was completed at 11 participating Western Trauma Association institutions...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714033/evaluation-of-velvet-antler-total-protein-effect-on-bone-marrow%C3%A2-derived-endothelial-progenitor-cells
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Xiang Xiao, Lin Li, Shuqiang Xu, Min Mao, Ruiyan Pan, Yanjun Li, Jiayun Wu, Li Huang, Xiaoyun Zheng
Lu Rong, velvet antler (VA), is a traditional Chinese medicine, which is used as a food supplement and therapeutic drug in China, Japan, Russia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. The regenerative characteristics of VA have resulted in great research interest, particularly regarding the fields of organ grafting and stem cell differentiation. Various VA proteomic studies verified that proteins act as the primary bioactive components of VA. The present study aimed to investigate if VA proteins (VA‑pro) influence endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) viability...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712039/cutaneous-manifestations-of-scleroderma-and-scleroderma-like-disorders-a-comprehensive-review
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Caterina Ferreli, Giulia Gasparini, Aurora Parodi, Emanuele Cozzani, Franco Rongioletti, Laura Atzori
Scleroderma refers to an autoimmune connective tissue fibrosing disease, including three different subsets: localized scleroderma, limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis, and diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis with divergent patterns of organ involvement, autoantibody profiles, management, and prognostic implications. Although systemic sclerosis is considered the disease prototype that causes cutaneous sclerosis, there are many other conditions that can mimic and be confused with SSc. They can be classified into immune-mediated/inflammatory, immune-mediated/inflammatory with abnormal deposit (mucinoses), genetic, drug-induced and toxic, metabolic, panniculitis/vascular, and (para)neoplastic disorders according to clinico-pathological and pathogenetic correlations...
July 16, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710090/the-clinical-and-economic-effect-of-vascular-access-selection-in-patients-initiating-hemodialysis-with-a-catheter
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Alian Al-Balas, Timmy Lee, Carlton J Young, Jeffrey A Kepes, Jill Barker-Finkel, Michael Allon
Patients in the United States frequently initiate hemodialysis with a central venous catheter (CVC) and subsequently undergo placement of a new arteriovenous fistula (AVF) or arteriovenous graft (AVG). Little is known about the clinical and economic effects of initial vascular access choice. We identified 479 patients starting hemodialysis with a CVC at a large medical center (during 2004-2012) who subsequently had an AVF (n=295) or AVG (n=105) placed or no arteriovenous access (CVC group, n=71). Compared with patients receiving an AVG, those receiving an AVF had more frequent surgical access procedures per year (1...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707779/belatacept-rescue-therapy-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-with-vascular-lesions-a-case-control-study
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D Bertrand, L Cheddani, I Etienne, A François, M Hanoy, C Laurent, L Lebourg, F Le Roy, L Lelandais, M C Loron, M Godin, D Guerrot
Immunosuppression in kidney transplant recipients with decreased graft function and severe histological vascular changes can be particularly challenging. Belatacept could be a valuable option, as a rescue therapy in this context. We report a retrospective case control study comparing a CNI to belatacept switch in 17 patients with vascular damage and low eGFR to a control group of 18 matched patients with CNI continuation. Belatacept switch was performed on average 51.5 months after kidney transplantation (6...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707625/bioprinting-of-functional-vascularized-mouse-thyroid-gland-construct
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Elena A Bulanova, Elizaveta V Koudan, Jonathan Degosserie, Charlotte Heymans, Frederico DAS Pereira, Vladislav A Parfenov, Yi Sun, Qi Wang, Suraya A Akhmedova, Irina K Sviridova, Natalia S Sergeeva, Georgy A Frank, Yusef D Khesuani, Christophe E Pierreux, Vladimir A Mironov
Bioprinting can be defined as additive biofabrication of 3D tissues and organ constructs using tissue spheroids, capable of self-assembly, as building blocks. Thyroid gland, a relatively simple endocrine organ, is suitable for testing the proposed bioprinting technology. Here we report the bioprinting of functional vascularized mouse thyroid gland construct from embryonic tissue spheroids as a proof of concept. Based on the self-assembly principle, we generated thyroid tissue starting from thyroid spheroids (TS) and allantoic spheroids (AS), as a source of thyrocytes and endothelial cells (EC), respectively...
July 14, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707248/macrophage-m1-plays-a-positive-role-in-aseptic-inflammation-related-graft-loosening-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-surgery
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Bing Song, Chuan Jiang, Huan Luo, Zhong Chen, Jingyi Hou, Yunfeng Zhou, Rui Yang, Huiyong Shen, Weiping Li
Macrophage-related inflammatory response is one of the main biological factors resulting in failure of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, although the specific pathomechanism remains to be clarified. Our aim was to investigate the association between graft loosening and macrophage-related inflammation in cases of loosening of reconstructed ACL autografts. Tissue samples were obtained from 21 patients who underwent a second-look arthroscopy within the first year after arthroscopic ACL reconstruction using single-bundle hamstring tendon autografts...
July 13, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706977/acute-rejection-after-kidney-transplantation-associates-with-circulating-micrornas-and-vascular-injury
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Roel Bijkerk, Barend W Florijn, Meriem Khairoun, Jacques M G J Duijs, Gurbey Ocak, Aiko P J de Vries, Alexander F Schaapherder, Marko J K Mallat, Johan W de Fijter, Ton J Rabelink, Anton Jan van Zonneveld, Marlies E J Reinders
BACKGROUND: Acute rejection (AR) of kidney transplants is associated with the loss of endothelial integrity, microvascular rarefaction and, ultimately, graft dysfunction. Circulating angiogenic microRNAs (miRNAs) may serve as markers for microvascular injury. Here, we investigated the short- and long-term effects of AR after kidney transplantation on systemic vascular injury and the associated circulating miRNA profile. METHODS: Systemic vascular injury was determined by measuring capillary tortuosity and density within the oral mucosa as well as by assessing circulating levels of angiopoietin-2/angiopoietin-1 ratio, vascular endothelial growth factor and soluble thrombomodulin...
July 2017: Transplantation Direct
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