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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529415/using-amniotic-membrane-as-a-novel-method-to-reduce-post-burn-hypertrophic-scar-formation-a-prospective-follow-up-study
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Ali Akbar Mohammadi, Shima Eskandari, Hamed Ghoddusi Johari, Ata'ollah Rajabnejad
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown that the application of amniotic membrane as a biological dressing in the management of burns is accompanied by rapid re-epithelialisation. In this follow-up study, we aimed to evaluate the possible role of amniotic membrane as an adjunct to split thickness skin grafting on reducing itching and severity of hypertrophic scar formation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From October 2013 to January 2015, in a prospective follow-up study, 54 patients (108 limbs) with second and third degree burns, covering 4%-15% of total body surface area (TBSA), were included in the study...
January 2017: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509320/premature-fetal-tissues-are-possible-source-of-valuable-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#2
Filip Andrzej Dąbrowski, Anna Burdzinska, Agnieszka Kulesza, Beata Kaleta, Leszek Pączek, Mirosław Wielgoś
OBJECTIVES: Comparison of the ability to inhibit alloactivated lymphocytes proliferation of human Wharton Jelly (WJ) and amniotic membrane (AM) mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from preterm and term pregnancies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Term-WJ-MSCs (n = 5) and Preterm-WJ-MSCs (n = 1) were obtained from tissue explants by adherent method. Term-AM-MSCs (n = 5) and Preterm-AM-MSCs (n = 1) were obtained by tripsin and collagenase digestion method. Term and Preterm MSCs phenotype was confirmed in vitro by flow cytometry...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507863/amnion-membrane-in-diabetic-foot-wounds-a-meta-analysis
#3
Alexandra M Haugh, Jacqueline G Witt, Adam Hauch, Michael Darden, Geoffrey Parker, Warren A Ellsworth, Joseph F Buell
BACKGROUND: Amniotic membrane is tissue obtained from human placenta rich in cytokines, growth factors, and stem cells that possess the ability to inhibit infection, improve healing, and stimulate regeneration. METHODS: A meta-analysis was performed examining randomized controlled trials comparing amniotic tissue products with standard of care in nonhealing diabetic foot ulcers including PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506176/neurolysis-with-amniotic-membrane-nerve-wrapping-for-treatment-of-secondary-wartenberg-syndrome-a-preliminary-report
#4
Michael P Gaspar, Patrick M Kane, Michael M Vosbikian, Constantinos Ketonis, Mark S Rekant
BACKGROUND: Entrapment of the superficial sensory branch of the radial nerve (SRN) commonly results in debilitating pain of the dorsoradial wrist. Symptom relief following SRN neurolysis is often incomplete or temporary due to recurrent perineural scarring. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review with prospective follow-up of all patients with SRN neuropathy who were treated with neurolysis and nerve wrapping using an amnion-based allograft adhesion barrier over a one-year interval...
June 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503900/effects-of-in-ovo-feeding-of-l-arginine-on-the-development-of-digestive-organs-intestinal-function-and-post-hatch-performance-of-broiler-embryos-and-hatchlings
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T Gao, M M Zhao, Y J Li, L Zhang, J L Li, L L Yu, F Gao, G H Zhou
This study was to investigate the effects of in ovo feeding (IOF) L-arginine (Arg) solution on the development of digestive organs, the duodenal mucosa of broiler embryos and hatchlings, and the growth performance of chicks during the first week post-hatch. A total of 720 fertilized eggs with similar weight were randomly allocated to three groups, consisting of eight replicates of 30 eggs each. Three treatments were arranged as non-injected control, diluent-injected (0.75% NaCl solution) group and Arg solution-injected group containing 1% Arg, dissolved in diluent...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492654/microstructure-based-prediction-of-the-deformation-behavior-of-soft-collagenous-membranes
#6
Kevin Bircher, Alexander E Ehret, Edoardo Mazza
The response of human amnion (HA) and bovine Glisson's capsule (GC) to uniaxial and biaxial tensile loading is analyzed on tissue (∼mm) and collagen fiber (∼μm) length scales. The mechanical behavior of the membranes is rationalized based on a discrete fiber network model that relates model parameters with microstructural features of the tissues. Parameters were first determined for GC based on the quantity and organization of collagen fibers in the tissue. Next, parameters for HA were defined by comparing the microstructures of the two membranes, which differ in fiber organization in that collagen forms μm-thick fiber bundles in GC while 50 nm-thin fibrils constitute the network in HA...
May 11, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487023/redefining-3dimensional-placental-membrane-microarchitecture-using-multiphoton-microscopy-and-optical-clearing
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Lauren Richardson, Gracie Vargas, Tyra Brown, Lorenzo Ochoa, Jayshil Trivedi, Marian Kacerovský, Martha Lappas, Ramkumar Menon
INTRODUCTION: Remodeling of human placental membranes (amniochorionic or fetalmembrane) throughout gestation, a necessity to accommodate increasing uterine volume, involves continuous alterations (replacement of cells and remodeling of extracellular matrix). Methodologic limitations have obscured microscopic determination of cellular and layer-level alterations. This study used a combination of advanced imaging by multiphoton autofluorescence microscopy (MPAM) and second harmonic generation (SHG) microscopy along with tissue optical clearing to characterize the 3Dimensional multilayer organization of placental membranes...
May 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483683/the-use-of-dehydrated-human-amnion-chorion-membrane-allograft-injection-for-the-treatment-of-tendinopathy-or-arthritis-a-case-series-involving-40-patients
#8
Alfred C Gellhorn, Alex Han
BACKGROUND: Degenerative joint and tendon injuries remain difficult to treat, with few effective conservative treatment options available. Regenerative approaches aim to promote the inherent healing capacity of injured tissues. Micronized dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (dHACM) injection is an emerging regenerative option with promising preclinical results. OBJECTIVE: To test the clinical effectiveness of dHACM injection in patients with chronic tendinopathy and arthropathy...
May 6, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466996/hepatitis-a-virus-cellular-receptor-2-havcr2-is-decreased-with-viral-infection-and-regulates-pro-labour-mediators-oa
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Stella Liong, Ratana Lim, Gillian Barker, Martha Lappas
PROBLEM: Intrauterine infection caused by viral infection has been implicated to contribute to preterm birth. Hepatitis A virus cellular receptor 2 (HAVCR2) regulates inflammation in non-gestational tissues in response to viral infection. METHOD OF STUDY: The aims of this study were to determine the effect of: (i) viral dsRNA analogue polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid (poly(I:C)) on HAVCR2 expression; and (ii) HAVCR2 silencing by siRNA (siHAVCR2) in primary amnion and myometrial cells on poly(I:C)-induced inflammation...
May 3, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454328/reconstruction-of-mandibular-defects-with-autogenous-bone-and-decellularized-bovine-bone-grafts-with-freeze-dried-bone-marrow-stem-cell-paracrine-factors
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Ann Kakabadze, Konstantine Mardaleishvili, George Loladze, Lia Karalashvili, Gocha Chutkerashvili, David Chakhunashvili, Zurab Kakabadze
The gold standard following segmental mandibulectomy is vascularized autologous bone graft in the form of the fibula flap. However, in bone reconstruction the use of autogenous bone does not always guarantee a successful outcome. The aim of the present investigation was to develop a novel biologically active bone (BAB) graft, and to use it for the reconstruction of large size defects of the mandible bone following tumor resection. In the first part of the present study, biologically active bone graft was developed by using human freeze-dried bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) paracrine factors and three-dimensional bone scaffold derived from cancellous bovine bone following decellularization...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453379/pseudoamniotic-band-syndrome-post-fetal-thoracoamniotic-shunting-for-bilateral-hydrothorax
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Michelle Han, Yalda Afshar, Andrew H Chon, Emily Scibetta, Rashmi Rao, Ramen H Chmait
INTRODUCTION: Pseudoamniotic band syndrome (PABS) occurs iatrogenically after fetal surgery or amniocentesis due to chorioamniotic membrane separation. Separation of the amnion from the chorion can expand to form fibrous amniotic bands that can envelope fetal limbs or the umbilical cord, with consequences ranging from limb constriction to fetal demise. CASE REPORT: We report a case of bilateral fetal pleural effusions at 27 weeks' gestation treated by bilateral thoracoamniotic shunts...
April 28, 2017: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442989/perinatal-brain-injury-as-a-consequence-of-preterm-birth-and-intrauterine-inflammation-designing-targeted-stem-cell-therapies
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Madison C B Paton, Courtney A McDonald, Beth J Allison, Michael C Fahey, Graham Jenkin, Suzanne L Miller
Chorioamnionitis is a major cause of preterm birth and brain injury. Bacterial invasion of the chorion and amnion, and/or the placenta, can lead to a fetal inflammatory response, which in turn has significant adverse consequences for the developing fetal brain. Accordingly, there is a strong causal link between chorioamnionitis, preterm brain injury and the pathogenesis of severe postnatal neurological deficits and cerebral palsy. Currently there are no treatments to protect or repair against brain injury in preterm infants born after pregnancy compromised by intrauterine infection...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429128/endophthalmitis-associated-with-purpureocillium-lilacinum-during-infliximab-treatment-for-surgically-induced-necrotizing-scleritis-successfully-treated-with-27-gauge-vitrectomy
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Masaaki Yoshida, Shunji Yokokura, Hiroshi Kunikata, Naoko Takada, Kazuichi Maruyama, Masahiro Toyokawa, Kazushi Kashio, Mitsuo Kaku, Toru Nakazawa
PURPOSE: To report a case of endophthalmitis associated with Purpureocillium lilacinum (P. lilacinum) during infliximab treatment for surgically induced necrotizing scleritis, successfully treated with 27-gauge vitrectomy. METHODS: A single case report. RESULTS: A 71-year-old man who had undergone immunosuppressive therapy, including infliximab, for surgically induced necrotizing scleritis (SINS) in his left eye complained of visual disturbance and eye pain in the eye...
April 20, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411944/differentiation-of-amniotic-epithelial-cells-into-various-liver-cell-types-and-potential-therapeutic-applications
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Maura Fanti, Roberto Gramignoli, Monica Serra, Erika Cadoni, Stephen C Strom, Fabio Marongiu
The aim of Regenerative Medicine is to replace or regenerate human cells, tissues or organs in order to restore normal function. Among all organs, the liver is endowed with remarkable regenerative capacity. Nonetheless, there are conditions in which this ability is impaired, and the use of isolated cells, including stem cells, is being considered as a possible therapeutic tool for the management of chronic hepatic disease. Placenta holds great promise for the field of regenerative medicine. It has long been used for the treatment of skin lesions and in ophthalmology, due to its ability to modulate inflammation and promote healing...
March 30, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403020/understanding-the-impact-of-preservation-methods-on-the-integrity-and-functionality-of-placental-allografts
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Amy Johnson, Alexandra Gyurdieva, Sandeep Dhall, Alla Danilkovitch, Yi Duan-Arnold
INTRODUCTION: Human placental membranes (hPMs) have a long history in treating burns and wounds. The composition of hPMs includes structural matrix, growth factors, and neonatal cells, all of which contribute to their regenerative potential. However, most hPM products are devitalized after dehydration and irradiation. We compared the functionality of single-layer viable cryopreserved human amniotic membrane (vCHAM) with multilayer devitalized dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (dHACM) in wound-relevant models to determine the effect of different processing methods on hPMs...
April 12, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397950/staged-closure-of-a-giant-omphalocele-with-amnion-preservation-modified-technique
#16
Akram H Aljahdali, Hussah M Al-Buainain, Erik D Skarsgard
Closure of a giant omphalocele can be challenging. Preservation of the amnion in staged closure is not commonly practiced. Here, we describe 2 cases of giant omphalocele treated with a modified amnion preservation, staged closure technique. This paper demonstrates the feasibility and safety of this technique, and the versatility of amnion to adapt to an escharization strategy if closure is not achievable.
April 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388726/the-role-of-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-amniotic-membrane-rupture
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Carla Janzen, Suvajit Sen, Margarida Y Y Lei, Marina Gagliardi de Assumpcao, John Challis, Gautam Chaudhuri
Context: Biochemical weakening of the amnion is a major factor preceding preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROMs), leading to preterm birth. Activation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) is known to play a key role in collagen degradation of the amnion; however, epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) that is also induced by MMP activation has not been investigated as a mechanism for amnion weakening. Objective: To measure amniotic EMT associated with vaginal delivery (VD) compared with unlabored cesarean sections (CSs), and to assess changes in amniotic mechanical strength with pharmacologic inhibitors and inducers of EMT, thus testing the hypothesis that EMT is a key biochemical event that promotes amniotic rupture...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386323/therapeutic-effects-of-human-amnion-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-and-conditioned-medium-enema-in-rats-with-trinitrobenzene-sulfonic-acid-induced-colitis
#18
Shuichi Miyamoto, Shunsuke Ohnishi, Reizo Onishi, Ikuki Tsuchiya, Hidetaka Hosono, Takehiko Katsurada, Kenichi Yamahara, Hiroshi Takeda, Naoya Sakamoto
Cell therapy with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is expected to provide a new strategy for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Large amounts of MSCs can be obtained from human amnion. Therefore, we investigated the effect of transplantation of human amnion-derived MSCs (hAMSCs) or enema of conditioned medium (CM) from hAMSCs into rats with 2,4,6-trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis. In the first experiment, 10-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats were intravenously injected with hAMSCs (1 × 10(6) cells) 3 h after rectal administration of TNBS (45 mg/kg)...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386088/induction-of-pro-inflammatory-genes-by-serum-amyloid-a1-in-human-amnion-fibroblasts
#19
Wenjiao Li, Wangsheng Wang, Rujuan Zuo, Chao Liu, Qun Shu, Hao Ying, Kang Sun
Serum amyloid A1 (SAA1) is an acute response protein, which is mainly produced by the liver, during infection. However, it remains unknown whether SAA1 can be produced in human fetal membranes where it is able to elicit events pertinent to labor initiation. We demonstrated that SAA1 was expressed in the fibroblasts and epithelium of the amnion and the trophoblasts of the chorion. Further study in human amnion fibroblasts showed that SAA1 production was augmented by interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and cortisol alone and synergistically, and SAA1 in turn induced the expression of IL-1β, interleukin-6 (IL-6), cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and PGE2 production...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371562/amnion-epithelial-cells-promote-lung-repair-via-lipoxin-a4
#20
Jean L Tan, Yan Z Tan, Ruth Muljadi, Siow T Chan, Sin N Lau, Joanne C Mockler, Euan M Wallace, Rebecca Lim
Human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs) have been shown to possess potent immunomodulatory properties across a number of disease models. Recently, we reported that hAECs influence macrophage polarization and activity, and that this step was dependent on regulatory T cells. In this study, we aimed to assess the effects of hAEC-derived proresolution lipoxin-A4 (LXA4) on T-cell, macrophage, and neutrophil phenotype and function during the acute phase of bleomycin-induced lung injury. Using C57Bl6 mice, we administered 4 million hAECs intraperitoneally 24 hours after bleomycin challenge...
April 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
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