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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228418/folic-acid-supplementation-increases-cutaneous-vasodilator-sensitivity-to-sympathetic-nerve-activity-in-older-adults
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Anna E Stanhewicz, Jody L Greaney, Lacy M Alexander, W Larry Kenney
During heat stress, blunted increases in skin sympathetic nervous system activity (SSNA) and reductions in end-organ vascular responsiveness contribute to the age-related reduction in reflex cutaneous vasodilation. In older adults, folic acid supplementation improves the cutaneous vascular conductance (CVC) response to passive heating; however, the influence of folic acid supplementation on SSNA:CVC transduction is unknown. Fourteen older adults (66±1yrs, 8M/6F) ingested folic acid (5mg·day(-1)) or placebo for 6 weeks in a randomized, double-blind, crossover design...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226413/thrombalexin-use-of-a-cytotopic-anticoagulant-to-reduce-thrombotic-microangiopathy-in-a-highly-sensitized-model-of-kidney-transplantation
#2
Miriam Manook, Jean Kwun, Christian Burghuber, Kannan Samy, Michael Mulvihill, Janghoon Yoon, He Xu, Andrea L MacDonald, Kyle Freischlag, Verna Curfman, Evelyn Branum, David Howell, Alton Brad Farris, Richard A Smith, Stephen Sacks, Anthony Dorling, Nizam Mamode, Stuart Knechtle
Early activation of coagulation is an important factor in the initiation of innate immunity, as characterized by thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). In transplantation, systemic anti-coagulation is difficult due to bleeding. A novel 'cytotopic' agent, 'Thrombalexin', (TLN) combines a cell-membrane bound (mirystoyl tail) anti-thrombin (HLL peptide) which can be perfused directly to the donor organ or cells.. Thromboelastography (TEG) was used to measure time to clot formation (r-time) in both rhesus and human blood, comparing TLN vs...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226195/global-transcriptional-response-of-human-liver-cells-to-ethanol-stress-of-different-strength-reveals-hormetic-behavior
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Wolfgang Schmidt-Heck, Eva C Wönne, Thomas Hiller, Uwe Menzel, Dirk Koczan, Georg Damm, Daniel Seehofer, Fanny Knöspel, Nora Freyer, Reinhard Guthke, Steven Dooley, Katrin Zeilinger
BACKGROUND: The liver is the major site for alcohol metabolism in the body and therefore, the primary target organ for ethanol-induced toxicity. In this study, we investigated the in vitro response of human liver cells to different ethanol concentrations in a perfused bioartificial liver device that mimics the complex architecture of the natural organ. METHODS: Primary human liver cells were cultured in the bioartificial liver device and treated for 24 hours with medium containing 150 mM (low), 300 mM (medium) or 600 mM (high) ethanol, while a control culture was kept untreated...
February 22, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225385/two-cases-of-oral-somatic-delusions-ameliorated-with-brain-perfusion-asymmetry-a-case-report
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Yojiro Umezaki, Akihito Uezato, Akira Toriihara, Toru Nishikawa, Akira Toyofuku
BACKGROUND: Oral cenesthopathy is the complaint of abnormal oral sensation where no underlying organic cause can be identified. It is also called oral dysesthesia or oral somatic delusion and classified as delusional disorder, somatic type. The patients with oral cenesthopathy show right > left asymmetric regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in the broad brain region. However, the studies scrutinizing the rCBF change before and after the successful treatment are still a few so far. CASE: We present 2 cases of oral cenesthopathy, who responded well to aripiprazole...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222055/ex-situ-perfusion-of-human-limb-allografts-for-24-hours
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Nicole L Werner, Fares Alghanem, Stephanie L Rakestraw, Dylan C Sarver, Bruce Nicely, Richard E Pietroski, Paul Lange, Steven M Rudich, Christopher L Mendias, Alvaro Rojas-Pena, John C Magee, Robert H Bartlett, Kagan Ozer
BACKGROUND: Vascularized composite allografts, particularly hand and forearm, have limited ischemic tolerance after procurement. In bilateral hand transplantations, this demands a 2 team approach and expedited transfer of the allograft, limiting the recovery to a small geographic area. Ex situ perfusion may be an alternative allograft preservation method to extend allograft survival time. This is a short report of 5 human limbs maintained for 24 hours with ex situ perfusion. METHODS: Upper limbs were procured from brain-dead organ donors...
March 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220319/cfd-assessment-of-the-effect-of-convective-mass-transport-on-the-intracellular-clearance-of-intracellular-triglycerides-in-macrosteatotic-hepatocytes
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Gabriel Yarmush, Lucas Santos, Joshua Yarmush, Srivathsan Koundinyan, Mubasher Saleem, Nir I Nativ, Martin L Yarmush, Francois Berthiaume, Timothy J Maguire, Chris Guaghan
Donor livers available to transplant for patients with end-stage liver disease are in severe shortage. One possible avenue to expand the donor pool is to recondition livers that would be otherwise discarded due to excessive fat content. Severely steatotic livers (also known as fatty livers) are highly susceptible to ischemia-reperfusion injury and as a result, primary liver non-function post-transplantation. Prior studies in isolated perfused rat livers suggest that "defatting" may be possible in a timeframe of a few hours; thus, it is conceivable that fatty liver grafts could be recovered by machine perfusion to clear stored fat from the organ prior to transplantation...
February 20, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219766/mitochondrial-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-dysfunction-and-related-defense-mechanisms-in-critical-illness-induced-multiple-organ-failure
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REVIEW
Steven E Thiessen, Greet Van den Berghe, Ilse Vanhorebeek
Patients with critical illness-induced multiple organ failure suffer from a very high morbidity and mortality, despite major progress in intensive care. The pathogenesis of this condition is complex and incompletely understood. Inadequate tissue perfusion and an overwhelming inflammatory response with pronounced cellular damage have been suggested to play an important role, but interventions targeting these disturbances largely failed to improve patient outcome. Hence, new therapeutic perspectives are urgently needed...
February 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213330/drug-discovery-strategies-in-the-field-of-tumor-energy-metabolism-limitations-by-metabolic-flexibility-and-metabolic-resistance-to-chemotherapy
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REVIEW
N D Amoedo, E Obre, R Rossignol
The search for new drugs capable of blocking the metabolic vulnerabilities of human tumors has now entered the clinical evaluation stage, but several projects already failed in phase I or phase II. In particular, very promising in vitro studies could not be translated in vivo at preclinical stage and beyond. This was the case for most glycolysis inhibitors that demonstrated systemic toxicity. A more recent example is the inhibition of glutamine catabolism in lung adenocarcinoma that failed in vivo despite a strong addiction of several cancer cell lines to glutamine in vitro...
February 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208200/massive-pulmonary-embolism-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-and-surgical-pulmonary-embolectomy
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Aaron Weinberg, Victor F Tapson, Danny Ramzy
Massive pulmonary embolism (PE) refers to large emboli that cause hemodynamic instability, right ventricular failure, and circulatory collapse. According to the 2016 ACCP Antithrombotic Guidelines, therapy for massive PE should include systemic thrombolytic therapy in conjunction with anticoagulation and supportive care. However, in patients with a contraindication to systemic thrombolytics or in those who fail the above interventions, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and/or surgical embolectomy may be used to improve oxygenation, achieve hemodynamic stability, and successfully treat massive PE...
February 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203403/clinic-application-of-tissue-engineered-bronchus-for-lung-cancer-treatment
#10
Qiang Tan, Ruijun Liu, Xiaoke Chen, Jingxiang Wu, Yinggen Pan, Shun Lu, Walter Weder, Qingquan Luo
BACKGROUND: Delayed revascularization process and substitute infection remain to be key challenges in tissue engineered (TE) airway reconstruction. We propose an "in-vivo bioreactor" design, defined as an implanted TE substitutes perfused with an intra-scaffold medium flow created by an extracorporeal portable pump system for in situ organ regeneration. The perfusate keeps pre-seeded cells alive before revascularization. Meanwhile the antibiotic inside the perfusate controls topical infection...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194397/a-novel-human-tissue-engineered-3-d-functional-vascularized-cardiac-muscle-construct
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Mani T Valarmathi, John W Fuseler, Jeffrey M Davis, Robert L Price
Organ tissue engineering, including cardiovascular tissues, has been an area of intense investigation. The major challenge to these approaches has been the inability to vascularize and perfuse the in vitro engineered tissue constructs. Attempts to provide oxygen and nutrients to the cells contained in the biomaterial constructs have had varying degrees of success. The aim of this current study is to develop a three-dimensional (3-D) model of vascularized cardiac tissue to examine the concurrent temporal and spatial regulation of cardiomyogenesis in the context of postnatal de novo vasculogenesis during stem cell cardiac regeneration...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188829/therapeutic-implications-of-tumor-interstitial-acidification
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REVIEW
Iryna Kolosenko, Sofia Avnet, Nicola Baldini, Jenny Viklund, Angelo De Milito
Interstitial acidification is a hallmark of solid tumor tissues resulting from the combination of different factors, including cellular buffering systems, defective tissue perfusion and high rates of cellular metabolism. Besides contributing to tumor pathogenesis and promoting tumor progression, tumor acidosis constitutes an important intrinsic and extrinsic mechanism modulating therapy sensitivity and drug resistance. In fact, pharmacological properties of anticancer drugs can be affected not only by tissue structure and organization but also by the distribution of the interstitial tumor pH...
February 7, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188296/effect-of-garlic-gingko-and-st-john-s-wort-extracts-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-fexofenadine-a-mechanistic-study
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Jasmina Turkanovic, Jacobus P Gerber, Michael B Ward, Robert W Milne
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of garlic and ginkgo herbal extracts on the pharmacokinetics of the P-glycoprotein (P-gp)/Organic anion transporting polypeptides (Oatps) substrate fexofenadine. Male rats were dosed orally with garlic (120 mg/kg), ginkgo (17 mg/kg), St. John's wort (SJW; 1000 mg/kg; positive control) or milli Q water for 14 days. On day 15, rats were either administered fexofenadine (orally or intravenously), had their livers isolated and perfused with fexofenadine, or the small intestine divided into four segments (SI-SIV) and analysed for P-gp and Oatp1a5...
February 10, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187752/targeting-urine-output-and-30-day-mortality-in-goal-directed-therapy-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression
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Esther N van der Zee, Mohamud Egal, Diederik Gommers, A B Johan Groeneveld
BACKGROUND: Oliguria is associated with a decreased kidney- and organ perfusion, leading to organ damage and increased mortality. While the effects of correcting oliguria on renal outcome have been investigated frequently, whether urine output is a modifiable risk factor for mortality or simply an epiphenomenon remains unclear. We investigated whether targeting urine output, defined as achieving and maintaining urine output above a predefined threshold, in hemodynamic management protocols affects 30-day mortality in perioperative and critical care...
February 10, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186202/inhibition-of-receptor-interacting-protein-kinase-1-with-necrostatin-1s-ameliorates-disease-progression-in-elastase-induced-mouse-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-model
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Qiwei Wang, Ting Zhou, Zhenjie Liu, Jun Ren, Noel Phan, Kartik Gupta, Danielle M Stewart, Stephanie Morgan, Carmel Assa, K Craig Kent, Bo Liu
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a common aortic disease with a progressive nature. There is no approved pharmacological treatment to effectively slow aneurysm growth or prevent rupture. Necroptosis is a form of programmed necrosis that is regulated by receptor-interacting protein kinases (RIPs). We have recently demonstrated that the lack of RIP3 in mice prevented aneurysm formation. The goal of the current study is to test whether perturbing necroptosis affects progression of existing aneurysm using the RIP1 inhibitors Necrostatin-1 (Nec-1) and an optimized form of Nec-1, 7-Cl-O-Nec-1 (Nec-1s)...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183174/the-petticoat-concept-for-endovascular-treatment-of-type-b-aortic-dissection
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Luca Bertoglio, Enrico Rinaldi, Germano Melissano, Roberto Chiesa
INTRODUCTION: A systematic literature search on outcomes of the PETTICOAT technique was aimed at verifying the feasibility and safety of the procedure, comparing clinical outcomes with standard stent-grafting of the proximal entry tear as well as describing the possible benefits in terms of aortic remodeling. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Potentially eligible papers were sought through a computerized search of MEDLINE and SCOPUS databases between January 2006 and June 2016...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179016/shock-induced-endotheliopathy-shine-in-acute-critical-illness-a-unifying-pathophysiologic-mechanism
#17
REVIEW
PärIngemar Johansson, Jakob Stensballe, SisseRye Ostrowski
One quarter of patients suffering from acute critical illness such as severe trauma, sepsis, myocardial infarction (MI) or post cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS) develop severe hemostatic aberrations and coagulopathy, which are associated with excess mortality. Despite the different types of injurious "hit", acutely critically ill patients share several phenotypic features that may be driven by the shock. This response, mounted by the body to various life-threatening conditions, is relatively homogenous and most likely evolutionarily adapted...
February 9, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178721/chemosaturation-with-percutaneous-hepatic-perfusion-in-unresectable-hepatic-metastases
#18
REVIEW
Evan S Glazer, Jonathan S Zager
BACKGROUND: In patients with hepatic metastases from solid-organ malignancies, surgical resection may be a potentially curative option, but it is not possible in most cases. Chemosaturation with percutaneous hepatic perfusion was developed for the management of unresectable metastases to the liver. METHODS: Relevant medical literature was summarized with regard to the outcomes and limitations of chemosaturation with percutaneous hepatic perfusion. RESULTS: Six articles were identified that contained data on 91 individuals who received chemosaturation with percutaneous hepatic perfusion...
January 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178160/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-in-post-traumatic-cardiopulmonary-failure-a-10-year-single-institutional-experience
#19
Chun-Yu Lin, Feng-Chun Tsai, Hsiu-An Lee, Yuan-His Tseng
Patients with multiple traumas associated with cardiopulmonary failure have a high mortality rate; however, such patients can be temporarily stabilized using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), providing a bridge to rescue therapy. Using a retrospective study design, we aimed to clarify the prognostic factors of post-traumatic ECMO support.From March 2006 to July 2016, 43 adult patients (mean age, 37.3 ± 15.2 years; 7 females [16.3%]) underwent ECMO because of post-traumatic cardiopulmonary failure...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176881/functional-coupling-of-human-microphysiology-systems-intestine-liver-kidney-proximal-tubule-blood-brain-barrier-and-skeletal-muscle
#20
Lawrence Vernetti, Albert Gough, Nicholas Baetz, Sarah Blutt, James R Broughman, Jacquelyn A Brown, Jennifer Foulke-Abel, Nesrin Hasan, Julie In, Edward Kelly, Olga Kovbasnjuk, Jonathan Repper, Nina Senutovitch, Janet Stabb, Catherine Yeung, Nick C Zachos, Mark Donowitz, Mary Estes, Jonathan Himmelfarb, George Truskey, John P Wikswo, D Lansing Taylor
Organ interactions resulting from drug, metabolite or xenobiotic transport between organs are key components of human metabolism that impact therapeutic action and toxic side effects. Preclinical animal testing often fails to predict adverse outcomes arising from sequential, multi-organ metabolism of drugs and xenobiotics. Human microphysiological systems (MPS) can model these interactions and are predicted to dramatically improve the efficiency of the drug development process. In this study, five human MPS models were evaluated for functional coupling, defined as the determination of organ interactions via an in vivo-like sequential, organ-to-organ transfer of media...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
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