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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793174/effect-of-ca-2-ion-concentration-on-adsorption-of-poly-carboxylate-ether-based-pce-superplasticizer-on-mica
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Bo Wu, Byong-Wa Chun, Le Gu, Tonya L Kuhl
HYPOTHESIS: Poly(carboxylate ether)-based (PCE) superplasticizers consist of a carboxylic acid backbone and grafted poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) side chains. Ca2+ ion bridging mechanism is commonly purported to control PCE's adsorption on negatively charged cement particle surfaces in cement suspension, thus PCE was expected to adsorb on negatively charged surfaces in synthetic pore solutions via Ca2+ /COO- interactions. EXPERIMENTS: Adsorption behaviors of a commercial PCE on negatively charged mica were studied in aqueous electrolyte solutions by a surface forces apparatus...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793112/3d-printed-membrane-as-an-alternative-to-amniotic-membrane-for-ocular-surface-conjunctival-defect-reconstruction-an-in-vitro-in-vivo-study
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Shima Dehghani, Morteza Rasoulianboroujeni, Hamed Ghasemi, Saeed Heidari Keshel, Zohreh Nozarian, Mohammad Naser Hashemian, Mehran Zarei-Ghanavati, Golshan Latifi, Reza Ghaffari, Zhanfeng Cui, Hua Ye, Lobat Tayebi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the surgical handling and clinical applicability of a specific 3D-printed membrane design fabricated using a gelatin, elastin and sodium hyaluronate blend for conjunctival reconstruction and compare it with amniotic membrane (AM), which is normally used in such surgeries. METHODS: 3D printing technique was employed to fabricate the membrane based on gradient design. Prior to printing, rheometry was employed to optimize the ink composition...
May 11, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793087/skin-allografting-activates-anti-tumor-immunity-and-suppresses-growth-of-colon-cancer-in-mice
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Xiang Li, Xu Lan, Grace Wang, Yi Liu, Ke Zhao, Shan-Zheng Lu, Xiao-Xi Xu, Gang-Gang Shi, Kui Ye, Bao-Ren Zhang, Yi-Ming Zhao, Hong-Qiu Han, Cai-Gan Du, Thomas E Ichim, Hao Wang
INTRODUCTION: The tumor cells could escape from the immune elimination through the immunoediting mechanisms including the generation of immunosuppressive or immunoregulative cells. By contrast, allograft transplantation could activate the immune system and induce a strong allogenic response. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of allogenic skin transplantation in the inhibition of tumor growth through the activation of allogenic immune response. METHODS: Full-thickness skin transplantation was performed from C57BL/6 (H-2b ) donors to BALB/c (H-2d ) recipients that were receiving subcutaneous injection of isogenic CT26 colon cancer cells (2 × 106 cells) at the same time...
May 21, 2018: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793012/endovascular-repair-of-a-penetrating-aortic-ulcer-with-a-custom-made-relay-stent-graft-featuring-a-single-celiac-trunk-fenestration-and-a-superior-mesenteric-artery-scallop
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G Natalicchio, A Biello, G Castriotta, M G C La Marca, G Sorino, M Salcuni
We report the case of a 70-year-old man with an asymptomatic, fast-growing, paraceliac penetrating aortic ulcer (PAU). Guidelines recommend endovascular repair if an asymptomatic PAU shows a mean growth rate ≥5 mm per year: this patient's maximum aortic diameter was 47 mm but had increased 10 mm in the previous year. The very short sealing zones required a custom-made stent-graft. A custom-made Relay stent-graft with a single celiac trunk fenestration, a superior mesenteric artery (SMA) scallop measured according to SMA ostium size, an uncovered distal stent, and 6-mm tapering was used with technical and clinical success...
May 21, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793010/restoration-of-autologous-arteriovenous-fistula-by-removal-of-the-occluded-short-venous-part-and-venovenous-end-to-end-anastomosis-in-a-hemodialysis-patient
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Tsuyoshi Takashima, Keiichiro Matsumoto, Chihiro Takeshita, Eriko Nonaka, Sae Matsushita, Makoto Fukuda, Motoaki Miyazono, Yuji Ikeda
Standard salvage procedures for occuluded autologous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) in a hemodialysis patient are endovascular and/or surgical therapy. When endovascular therapy and thrombectomy prove unsuccessful, it is most likely that creating a new AVF or arteriovenous graft will be considered. However, if the occuluded venous part is short, we have adopted an operative technique for repair of AVF by removal of the occluded short venous part and venovenous end-to-end anastomosis. To our knowledge, the efficacy and clinical course of restoration of AVF by the technique have not been reported to date...
May 21, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792987/the-rheological-and-textural-characterization-of-soluplus-%C3%A2-vitamin-e-composites
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Ahmad Salawi, Sami Nazzal
Soluplus® is a graft amphiphilic copolymer that is frequently used as an excipient in solid dosage forms as a dissolution and a solubility enhancer. We discovered that Soluplus® can be dissolved in vitamin E. The result is a tacky and highly adhesive material. Our research objective was to evaluate the rheological, adhesive, and textural properties of the Soluplus® /Vitamin E composites. In this study, Soluplus® was dissolved under heat in vitamin E at increasing concentrations from 0 to 40% (by weight)...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792746/high-resolution-ct-findings-of-obstructive-and-restrictive-phenotypes-of-chronic-lung-allograft-dysfunction-more-than-just-bronchiolitis-obliterans-syndrome
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Partha Hota, Chandra Dass, Maruti Kumaran, Scott Simpson
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to review the high-resolution CT characteristics of individual obstructive and restrictive chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) phenotypes to aid in making accurate diagnoses and guiding treatment. CONCLUSION: Long-term survival and function after lung transplant are considerably worse compared with after other organ transplants. CLAD is implicated as a major limiting factor for long-term graft viability. Historically thought to be a single entity, bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, CLAD is actually a heterogeneous group of disorders with distinct subtypes...
May 24, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792716/options-to-improve-the-quality-of-kidney-grafts-from-expanded-criteria-donors-experimental-study
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J Molacek, V Opatrný, V Treska, R Matejka, O Hes
INTRODUCTION: There is a worldwide discrepancy between the number of donors and the number of organs needed for transplantation, leading to certain expansion of criteria, resulting in acceptance of donor organs. This means that organs with worse parenchymal qualities may be harvested for transplantation. One possibility, how to ameliorate the quality of these organs, is to change the concept of their preservation during cold ischemia or even after sudden circulatory arrest, prior to the collection of the organ itself...
2018: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792416/phosphotriesterase-magnetic-nanoparticles-bioconjugates-with-improved-enzyme-activity-in-a-biocatalytic-membrane-reactor
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Abaynesh Yihdego Gebreyohannes, Rosalinda Mazzei, Mohamed Yahia Marei Abdelrahim, Giuseppe Vitola, Elena Porzio, Giuseppe Manco, Mihail Barboiu, Lidietta Giorno
The need to find alternative bioremediation solutions for organophosphate degradation pushed the research to develop technologies based on organophosphate degrading enzymes, such as phosphotriesterase. The use of free phosphotriesterase poses limits in terms of enzyme reuse, stability and process development. The heterogenization of enzyme on a support and their use in bioreactors implemented by membrane seems a suitable strategy, thanks to the ability of membranes to compartmentalize, to govern mass transfer and provide microenvironment with tuned physico-chemical and structural properties...
May 24, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792343/plasma-initiated-graft-polymerization-as-an-immobilization-platform-for-metal-free-russian-propolis-ethanol-extracts-designed-specifically-for-biomaterials
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Ashwin Ambi, Carolina Vera, Nisharg Parikh, Naidel Perez, Anthony Lopez Rojas, Sanket Kumar, Christopher Stradford, Katherine Borbon, Julia Bryan, Christian Traba
The antibacterial and anti-biofilm activities of propolis have been intensively reported. However, the application of this folk remedy as a means to prevent biomedical implant contamination has yet to be completely evaluated. In response to the significant resistant and infectious attributes of biofilms, biomaterials engineered to possess specific chemical and physical properties were immobilized with metal free Russian propolis ethanol extracts (MFRPEE), a known antibacterial agent. The results obtained from this study begin to examine the application of MFRPEE as a novel alternative method for the prevention of medical and biomedical implant infections...
May 24, 2018: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792070/chondral-delamination-of-fresh-osteochondral-allografts-after-implantation-in-the-knee-a-matched-cohort-analysis
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Ryan C Rauck, Dean Wang, Matthew Tao, Riley J Williams
Introduction Delamination of the chondral surface of an osteochondral allograft (OCA) from the underlying cancellous bone has been described as a mode of failure after implantation in the knee. Our hypothesis was that increased storage time of the OCA is associated with increased risk of graft delamination after implantation. Methods Prospective data on 13 patients with evidence of OCA delamination identified on magnetic resonance imaging or during subsequent surgery from 2000 to 2015 were reviewed. A cohort of 33 patients without evidence of graft delamination were then matched to the delamination group based on recipient age, sex, body mass index (BMI), and chondral defect location...
May 1, 2018: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791802/the-power-of-shielding-low-toxicity-and-high-transfection-performance-of-cationic-graft-copolymers-containing-poly-2-oxazoline-side-chains
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Anne-Kristin Trützschler, Tanja Bus, Martin Sahn, Anja Traeger, Christine Weber, Ulrich S Schubert
In this study we show the potential of oligo(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) (OEtOx) shielded graft copolymers of (2 aminoethyl)-methacrylate (AEMA) and N methyl (2-aminoethyl) methacrylate (MAEMA) for pDNA delivery in HEK cells. Copolymers were synthesized via the macromonomer method using a combination of cationic ring opening polymerization (CROP) and reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization to vary the degree of grafting (DG = 10% and 30%) as well as the side chain degree of polymerization (DP = 5 and 20)...
May 23, 2018: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791703/biological-intercalary-reconstruction-with-bone-grafts-after-joint-sparing-resection-of-the-lower-limb-is-this-an-effective-and-durable-solution-for-joint-preservation
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Francesco Muratori, Francesca Totti, Antonio D'Arienzo, Maurizio Scorianz, Guido Scoccianti, Giovanni Beltrami, Francesco Rosario Campo, Carmine Citarelli, Rodolfo Capanna, Domenico Andrea Campanacci
Due to advances in neoadjuvant therapies and preoperative imaging modalities, joint-sparing resections have become appealing in bone tumor surgery. However, the intercalary reconstruction of metadiaphyseal bone defects of the femur and the tibia after juxta-articular tumor resection remains challenging. Both biological and prosthetic reconstructions have been used for joint-sparing resections, but little is known about the long-term outcome of these procedures. The authors reviewed a consecutive series of 64 patients treated with joint-sparing intercalary resection and reconstruction with bone grafts...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791702/all-inside-technique-for-acl-reconstruction-using-a-flipcutter%C3%A2-and-the-tightrope%C3%A2-system
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Nicos Papaloucas
There have been many innovations in the field of ACL-reconstruction over the years, including the FlipCutter® and TightRope® system (both from Arthrex Inc.). The FlipCutter® is a combined guide pin and reamer that allows minimally invasive socket-creation from the inside out, especially in difficult-to-reach areas. The TightRope® is a further development of the well-known Endobutton™ (Smith & Nephew plc) that consists of a four-point knotless locking system. Its main advantage is its adjustability, which makes it possible to fill the entire bone socket with the graft without any empty space...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791589/non-invasive-messenger-rna-transcriptional-evaluation-in-human-kidney-allograft-dysfunction
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G Joelsons, T Domenico, L F Gonçalves, R C Manfro
The aim of the present study was to evaluate messenger RNA expression in kidney allograft recipients. Forty-four kidney transplant recipients were evaluated up to three months after grafting. After transplantation, peripheral blood samples were drawn sequentially for real-time polymerase chain reaction analyses of perforin and TIM-3 genes. Biopsies were obtained to evaluate acute graft dysfunction and interpreted according to the Banff classification. Eight patients presented episodes of acute rejection. Recipients with rejection had significantly higher levels of TIM-3 mRNA transcripts compared to those without rejection (median gene expression 191...
2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791069/rethinking-performance-benchmarks-in-kidney-transplantation
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EDITORIAL
Kyle H Sheetz, Michael J Englesbe
Transplantation is a highly regulated field. Transplant centers answer to local, regional, and national authorities responsible for ensuring that patients have access to providers who give them the best chance at a good outcome. It is plausible that these efforts have contributed to improvements in kidney transplant outcomes over time. One-year patient and graft survival in the United States (U.S.) both now exceed 93%. Perhaps just as important, outcomes are more consistent. In one recent study, short-term survival rates following deceased donor kidney transplant only differed by 3% between low- and high-performing centers (1)...
May 23, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791053/impact-of-ruxolitinib-pretreatment-on-outcomes-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-patients-with-myelofibrosis
#17
Sharifah Shahnaz Syed Abd Kadir, Maximilian Christopeit, Wulf Gerald, Eva Wagner, Martin Bornhauser, Thomas Schroeder, Martina Crysandt, Karin Mayer, Julia Jonas, Matthias Stelljes, Anita Badbaran, Francis Ayuketang Ayuk, Ioanna Triviai, Dominik Wolf, Christine Wolschke, Nicolaus Kröger
INTRODUCTION: Ruxolitinib is the first approved drug for treatment of myelofibrosis, but its impact of outcome after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (ASCT) is unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reported on 159 myelofibrosis patients (pts) with a median age of 59 years (r: 28 - 74) who received reduced intensity ASCT between 2000 and 2015 in 8 German centers from related (n = 23), matched (n=86) or mismatched (n=50) unrelated donors. Forty-six (29%) patients received ruxolitinib at any time point prior to ASCT...
May 23, 2018: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791046/impact-of-intensive-dosing-of-mycophenolate-on-pancreas-allograft-survival
#18
Jillian L Descourouez, Margaret Jorgenson, Nathan Menninga, Glen Leverson, Jon Odorico, Robert Redfield
PURPOSE: Evaluate the effect of mycophenolate (mycophenolic acid, MPA) dose on pancreas allograft survival following simultaneous pancreas kidney (SPK) transplant. METHODS: This was an observational study of adult SPK recipients transplanted between 1/1/2002-6/30/2015. Recipients were divided into cohorts based on MPA dose at discharge; high dose (HD) 1000mg three times daily mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and standard dose (SD) 1000mg twice daily MMF. Primary outcome was pancreas allograft survival...
May 23, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790811/nanoscaffolds-in-promoting-regeneration-of-the-peripheral-nervous-system
#19
Chen Aijie, Lai Xuan, Liang Huimin, Zhang Yanli, Kang Yiyuan, Lin Yuqing, Shao Longquan
The ability to surgically repair peripheral nerve injuries is urgently needed. However, traditional tissue engineering techniques, such as autologous nerve transplantation, have some limitations. Therefore, tissue engineered autologous nerve grafts have become a suitable choice for nerve repair. Novel tissue engineering techniques derived from nanostructured conduits have been shown to be superior to other successful functional neurological structures with different scaffolds in terms of providing the required structures and properties...
May 2018: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790721/techniques-and-outcomes-of-secondary-endovascular-repair-for-post-dissection-taa-taaa
#20
Pablo Marques De Marino, Kyriakos Oikonomou, Eric L Verhoeven, Athanasios Katsargyris
Post-dissection aortic aneurysms (PDAA) affect 20-40% of patients with aortic dissection. Open repair remains the first line therapy of PDAA, but is still associated with high mortality and morbidity rates. Endovascular repair is increasingly being used as a less invasive treatment option. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) covering only the proximal entry tear has proven to be insufficient in most patients with chronic PDAA and has a limited role only for PDAA with distal sealing zone in the thoracic aorta...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
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