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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096213/endothelial-cell-regulation-of-salivary-gland-epithelial-patterning
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Hae Ryong Kwon, Deirdre A Nelson, Kara A DeSantis, Jennifer M Morrissey, Melinda Larsen
Perfusion-independent regulation of epithelial pattern formation by the vasculature during organ development and regeneration is of considerable interest for application in restoring organ function. During murine submandibular salivary gland development, the vasculature co-develops with the epithelium during branching morphogenesis; however, it is not known whether the vasculature has instructive effects on the epithelium. Using pharmacological inhibitors and siRNA knockdown in embryonic organ explants, we determined that VEGFR2-dependent signaling is required for salivary gland epithelial patterning...
January 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094441/sex-drugs-and-rock-and-roll-tales-from-preterm-fetal-life
#2
Laura Bennet
Premature fetuses and babies are at greater risk of mortality and morbidity than their term counterparts. The underlying causes are multifactorial, but include exposure to hypoxia. Immaturity of organs and their functional control may impair the physiological defence responses to hypoxia and the preterm fetal responses, or lack thereof, to moderate hypoxia appear to support this concept. However, as this review demonstrates, despite immaturity, the preterm fetus responds to asphyxia in a qualitatively similar manner to that seen at term...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092941/21st-century-cell-culture-for-21st-century-toxicology
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David Pamies, Thomas Hartung
There is no good science in bad models. Cell culture is especially prone to artifacts. A number of novel cell culture technologies have become more broadly available in the 21st century, which allow overcoming limitations of traditional culture and are more physiologically relevant. These include the use of stem-cell derived human cells, cocultures of different cell types, scaffolds and extracellular matrices, perfusion platforms (such as microfluidics), 3D culture, organ-on-chip technologies, tissue architecture, and organ functionality...
January 17, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092857/universal-efavirenz-determination-in-transport-study-rat-placenta-perfusion-and-placenta-lysate-by-hplc-uv
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Lucie Zelena, Josef Reznicek, Martina Ceckova, Hana Sklenarova
Efavirenz is an antiretroviral drug used in the treatment of HIV-positive patients. A simple, fast and sensitive high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method was developed in order to determine efavirenz in three types of samples provided from pharmacokinetic studies. The analysis took 5min and was performed using a C18 analytical column (Discovery HS C18, 150×4.6mm, particle size of 5μm) in isocratic mode with a mobile phase containing acetonitrile and water (65:35, v/v), a flow rate of 1.6mLmin(-1), a sample volume of 10μL and UV detection at 245nm...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092382/a-vascularized-and-perfused-organ-on-a-chip-platform-for-large-scale-drug-screening-applications
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Duc T T Phan, Xiaolin Wang, Brianna M Craver, Agua Sobrino, Da Zhao, Jerry C Chen, Lilian Y N Lee, Steven C George, Abraham P Lee, Christopher C W Hughes
There is a growing awareness that complex 3-dimensional (3D) organs are not well represented by monolayers of a single cell type - the standard format for many drug screens. To address this deficiency, and with the goal of improving screens so that drugs with good efficacy and low toxicity can be identified, microphysiological systems (MPS) are being developed that better capture the complexity of in vivo physiology. We have previously described an organ-on-a-chip platform that incorporates perfused microvessels, such that survival of the surrounding tissue is entirely dependent on delivery of nutrients through the vessels...
January 16, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092270/multimodal-individualized-concept-of-hemodynamic-monitoring
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Zsolt Molnar, Zsolt Szabo, Marton Nemeth
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To discuss the pathophysiological rationale of advanced hemodynamic monitoring in the critically ill and also to highlight the importance of a multimodal, individualized approach. RECENT FINDINGS: There are several clinical studies and animal experiments evaluating, which hemodynamic endpoint should be the best target during fluid management. Recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses also investigated the effects of advanced hemodynamic endpoints targeted hemodynamic management on outcome mainly in high-risk surgical patients...
January 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090238/red-blood-cell-dynamics-in-biomimetic-microfluidic-networks-of-pulmonary-alveolar-capillaries
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Hagit Stauber, Dan Waisman, Netanel Korin, Josué Sznitman
The pulmonary capillary networks (PCNs) embody organ-specific microvasculatures, where blood vessels form dense meshes that maximize the surface area available for gas exchange in the lungs. With characteristic capillary lengths and diameters similar to the size of red blood cells (RBCs), seminal descriptions coined the term "sheet flow" nearly half a century ago to differentiate PCNs from the usual notion of Poiseuille flow in long straight tubes. Here, we revisit in true-scale experiments the original "sheet flow" model and devise for the first time biomimetic microfluidic platforms of organ-specific PCN structures perfused with RBC suspensions at near-physiological hematocrit levels...
January 10, 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087487/bioprinting-for-vascular-and-vascularized-tissue-biofabrication
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REVIEW
Pallab Datta, Bugra Ayan, Ibrahim T Ozbolat
: Bioprinting is a promising technology to fabricate design-specific tissue constructs due to its ability to create complex, heterocellular structures with anatomical precision. Bioprinting enables the deposition of various biologics including growth factors, cells, genes, neo-tissues and extra-cellular matrix-like hydrogels. Benefits of bioprinting have started to make a mark in the fields of tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and pharmaceutics. Specifically, in the field of tissue engineering, the creation of vascularized tissue constructs has remained a principal challenge till date...
January 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074817/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-refractory-cardiac-arrest
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REVIEW
Steven A Conrad, Peter T Rycus
Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) is the use of rapid deployment venoarterial (VA) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to support systemic circulation and vital organ perfusion in patients in refractory cardiac arrest not responding to conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Although prospective controlled studies are lacking, observational studies suggest improved outcomes compared with conventional CPR when ECPR is instituted within 30-60 min following cardiac arrest. Adult and pediatric patients with witnessed in-hospital and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and good quality CPR, failure of at least 15 min of conventional resuscitation, and a potentially reversible cause for arrest are candidates...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074528/respiratory-motion-prediction-and-prospective-correction-for-free-breathing-arterial-spin-labeled-perfusion-mri-of-the-kidneys
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Hao Song, Dan Ruan, Wenyang Liu, V Andrew Stenger, Rolf Pohmann, Maria A Fernandez Seara, Tejas Nair, Sungkyu Jung, Jingqin Luo, Yuichi Motai, Jingfei Ma, John D Hazle, H Michael Gach
PURPOSE: Respiratory motion prediction using an artificial neural network (ANN) was integrated with pseudocontinuous arterial spin labeling (pCASL) MRI to allow free-breathing perfusion measurements in the kidney. In this study, we evaluated the performance of the ANN to accurately predict the location of the kidneys during image acquisition. METHODS: A pencil-beam navigator was integrated with a pCASL sequence to measure lung/diaphragm motion during ANN training and the pCASL transit delay...
January 11, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073784/platelets-and-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-collaborate-to-promote-intravascular-coagulation-during-sepsis-in-mice
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Braedon McDonald, Rachelle P Davis, Seok-Joo Kim, Mandy Tse, Charles T Esmon, Elzbieta Kolaczkowska, Craig N Jenne
Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs; webs of DNA coated in anti-microbial proteins) are released into the vasculature during sepsis where they contribute to host defense, but also cause tissue damage and organ dysfunction. Various components of NETs have also been implicated as activators of coagulation. Using multi-color confocal intravital microscopy in mouse models of sepsis, we observed profound platelet aggregation, thrombin activation, and fibrin clot formation within (and downstream of) NETs in vivo...
January 10, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068437/association-between-early-lactate-levels-and-30-day-mortality-in-clinically-suspected-sepsis-in-children
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Halden F Scott, Lina Brou, Sara J Deakyne, Allison Kempe, Diane L Fairclough, Lalit Bajaj
Importance: Improving emergency care of pediatric sepsis is a public health priority, but optimal early diagnostic approaches are unclear. Measurement of lactate levels is associated with improved outcomes in adult septic shock, but pediatric guidelines do not endorse its use, in part because the association between early lactate levels and mortality is unknown in pediatric sepsis. Objective: To determine whether the initial serum lactate level is associated with 30-day mortality in children with suspected sepsis...
January 9, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066678/clinical-use-of-near-infrared-fluorescence-imaging-with-indocyanine-green-in-thoracic-surgery-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Chien-Hung Chiu, Yin-Kai Chao, Yun-Hen Liu, Chih-Tsung Wen, Wei-Hsun Chen, Ching-Yang Wu, Ming-Ju Hsieh, Yi-Cheng Wu, Hui-Ping Liu
Invisible near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging with indocyanine green (ICG) has advantage in detecting for certain anatomy. The method is currently used in some types of surgery, such as sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping, intraoperative solid tumor identification, and organ perfusion assessment. However, the literature of clinical application in thoracic surgery is lacking. This paper presents the advantages, current applications and potential developments of NIR fluorescence imaging with ICG in thoracic surgery...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063261/isolated-heart-models-for-studying-cardiac-electrophysiology-a-historical-perspective-and-recent-advances
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Jie Ming Yeo, Vivian Tse, Judy Kung, Hiu Yu Lin, Yee Ting Lee, Joseph Kwan, Bryan P Yan, Gary Tse
Experimental models used in cardiovascular research range from cellular to whole heart preparations. Isolated whole hearts show higher levels of structural and functional integration than lower level models such as tissues or cellular fragments. Cardiovascular diseases are multi-factorial problems that are dependent on highly organized structures rather than on molecular or cellular components alone. This article first provides a general introduction on the animal models of cardiovascular diseases. It is followed by a detailed overview and a historical perspective of the different isolated heart systems with a particular focus on the Langendorff perfusion method for the study of cardiac arrhythmias...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059970/artesunate-protects-against-the-organ-injury-and-dysfunction-induced-by-severe-hemorrhage-and-resuscitation
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Regina Sordi, Kiran K Nandra, Fausto Chiazza, Florence L Johnson, Claudia P Cabrera, Hew D Torrance, Noriaki Yamada, Nimesh S A Patel, Michael R Barnes, Karim Brohi, Massimo Collino, Christoph Thiemermann
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of artesunate on organ injury and dysfunction associated with hemorrhagic shock (HS) in the rat. BACKGROUND: HS is still a common cause of death in severely injured patients and is characterized by impairment of organ perfusion, systemic inflammatory response, and multiple organ failure. There is no specific therapy that reduces organ injury/dysfunction. Artesunate exhibits pharmacological actions beyond its antimalarial activity, such as anticancer, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory effects...
February 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057840/delineating-the-role-of-various-factors-in-renal-disposition-of-digoxin-through-application-of-physiologically-based-kidney-model-to-renal-impairment-populations
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Daniel Scotcher, Christopher R Jones, Aleksandra Galetin, Amin Rostami-Hodjegan
Development of sub-models of organs within physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) principles and beyond simple perfusion limitations may be challenging because of underdeveloped in vitro-in vivo extrapolation approaches or lack of suitable clinical data for model refinement. However, the advantage of such models in predicting clinical observations in divergent patient groups is now commonly acknowledged. Mechanistic understanding of altered renal secretion in renal impairment is one area that may benefit from such models, despite knowledge gaps in renal pathophysiology (Rowland Yeo et al...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047196/th-ab-207a-11-anatomical-and-functional-assessment-of-coronary-artery-disease-using-low-dose-whole-organ-dynamic-computed-tomography
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L Hubbard, B Ziemer, J Lipinski, S Malkasian, B Sadeghi, H Javan, B Dertli, E M Groves, S Molloi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the accuracy of a low-dose, first-pass-analysis (FPA) dynamic computed tomography angiography and perfusion (CTAP) technique, for whole-organ anatomical and functional assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: An angioplasty balloon was advanced into the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery of five swine (35-45 kg) to induce several levels of stenosis at maximal hyperemia (intracoronary adenosine, 240 µg/min). Reference fluorescence microspheres and intravenous contrast (370 mg/mL iodine, 25 mL, 7 mL/s) were injected centrally and dynamic imaging was performed using a 320-slice CT scanner at 100 kVp and 200 mA...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046834/su-f-j-91-sparing-lung-function-in-treatment-planning-using-dual-energy-tomography
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A Lapointe, H Bahig, K Zerouali, D Blais, J De Guise, J Carrier, E Filion, D Roberge, S Bedwani
PURPOSE: To propose an alternate treatment plan that minimizes the dose to the functional lung tissues. In clinical situation, the evaluation of the lung functionality is typically derived from perfusion scintigraphy. However, such technique has spatial and temporal resolutions generally inferior to those of a CT scan. Alternatively, it is possible to evaluate pulmonary function by analysing the iodine concentration determined via contrast-enhanced dual energy CT (DECT) scan. METHODS: Five lung cancer patients underwent a scintigraphy and a contrast-enhanced DECT scan (SOMATOM Definition Flash, Siemens)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043422/extent-ii-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-how-i-do-it
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Joseph S Coselli, Kim I de la Cruz, Ourania Preventza, Scott A LeMaire, Scott A Weldon
The primary risks associated with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair-namely operative death, paraplegia, and renal failure necessitating dialysis-are commonly related to the distal ischemia that occurs during aortic clamping and the disruption of vital branching arteries. Our technique for open TAAA repair has evolved over the course of 3 decades, from the unheparinized, simple "clamp-and-sew" approach learned directly from E. Stanley Crawford himself to a contemporary, multimodal strategy that uses an array of surgical adjuncts...
July 2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042948/bacmam-delivery-of-a-protective-gene-to-reduce-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#20
Elisabetta Hitchman, Richard Brian Hitchman, Linda A King
Ischaemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury remains the primary contributor to delayed graft function in kidney transplantation. The beneficial application of manganese superoxide dismutase (sod), delivered by a BacMam vector, against renal I/R injury has not been evaluated previously. Therefore, in this study we overexpressed sod-2 in proximal tubular epithelial (HK-2) cells and porcine kidney organs during simulated renal I/R injury. Incubation of HK-2 cells with antimycin A and 2-deoxyglucose resulted in a significant decrease in intracellular ATP levels; following reperfusion, ATP levels significantly increased overtime in cells overexpressing sod-2...
January 2, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
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