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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345758/biodegradable-gelatin-beta-tricalcium-phosphate-sponges-incorporating-recombinant-human-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-for-treatment-of-recession-type-defects-a-split-mouth-study-in-dogs
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A Shujaa Addin, T Akizuki, S Hoshi, T Matsuura, T Ikawa, S Fukuba, M Matsui, Y Tabata, Y Izumi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Tissue engineering by using recombinant human (rh) growth factor technology may offer a promising therapeutic approach for treatment of gingival recession. Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) has shown the ability to promote periodontal regeneration. Gelatin/beta-tricalcium phosphate (gelatin/β-TCP) sponges have been developed to control the release of growth factors. The present study evaluated the periodontal regenerative efficacy of rhFGF-2 by comparing gelatin/β-TCP sponges incorporated with rhFGF-2 to the scaffolds alone in artificially created recession-type defects in dogs...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343563/effect-of-thermal-exposure-on-physiological-adaptability-and-seminal-attributes-of-rams-under-semi-arid-environment
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Kalyan De, Davendra Kumar, Krishnappa Balaganur, Vijay Kumar Saxena, Palanisamy Thirumurugan, Syed Mohammed Khursheed Naqvi
Thermal stress in hot semi-arid environment is a major limitation of sheep production in tropical and sub-tropical climatic condition. The animals tend to maintain homeostasis through physiological adjustments in a hot environment (maximum temperature reaches up to 47.5°C). Therefore, the present study was carried out to assess the effect of thermal exposure on physiological adaptability and seminal attributes of rams under semi-arid environment. The experiment was conducted for eight weeks involving sixteen Malpura crossbred rams (GMM: Garole X Malpura X Malpura)...
April 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337775/effectiveness-and-safety-assessment-of-citrate-anticoagulation-during-albumin-dialysis-in-comparison-to-other-methods-of-anticoagulation
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Agnieszka Dyla, Wojciech Mielnicki, Joanna Bartczak, Tomasz Zawada, Piotr Garba
Liver failure is a serious and often deadly disease often requiring MARS (Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System) therapy. Choosing the safe and effective method of anticoagulation during artificial liver support systems seems to be very difficult and extremely important. The aim of this study was to assess effectiveness and safety of regional anticoagulation with citrate in liver failure patients during MARS. We used a single center observational study. We analyzed 158 MARS sessions performed in 65 patients: 105 (66...
March 23, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337578/evolution-of-the-corpus-luteum-volume-determined-ultrasonographically-and-its-relation-to-the-plasma-progesterone-concentration-after-artificial-insemination-in-pregnant-and-non-pregnant-dairy-cows
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C Gómez-Seco, B Alegre, F Martínez-Pastor, J G Prieto, J R González-Montaña, M E Alonso, J C Domínguez
The aim of this study was to assess the relationship of the evolution of the corpus luteum (CL) volume that was determined ultrasonographically with the pregnancy status in lactating dairy cows during early pregnancy. Ultrasound examinations were carried out on 76 cows following artificial insemination (AI). Plasma concentrations of progesterone were determined from blood samples collected at each ultrasound examination. Conception was confirmed by ultrasonography on day 30 after AI. Around day 14 post-insemination (p...
March 23, 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337565/blood-trace-metals-in-a-sporadic-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-geographical-cluster
#5
Stefano De Benedetti, Giorgio Lucchini, Cristian Del Bò, Valeria Deon, Alessandro Marocchi, Silvana Penco, Christian Lunetta, Elisabetta Gianazza, Francesco Bonomi, Stefania Iametti
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal disorder with unknown etiology, in which genetic and environmental factors interplay to determine the onset and the course of the disease. Exposure to toxic metals has been proposed to be involved in the etiology of the disease either through a direct damage or by promoting oxidative stress. In this study we evaluated the concentration of a panel of metals in serum and whole blood of a small group of sporadic patients, all living in a defined geographical area, for which acid mine drainage has been reported...
March 23, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337361/the-effect-of-endoscopic-resection-on-short-term-surgical-outcomes-in-patients-with-additional-laparoscopic-gastrectomy-after-non-curative-resection-for-gastric-cancer
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Eun-Gyeong Lee, Keun-Won Ryu, Bang-Wool Eom, Hong-Man Yoon, Yong-Il Kim, Soo-Jeong Cho, Jong-Yeul Lee, Chan-Gyoo Kim, Il-Ju Choi, Young-Woo Kim
PURPOSE: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) in early gastric cancer causes an artificial gastric ulcer and local inflammation that has a negative intraprocedural impact on additional laparoscopic gastrectomy in patients with noncurative ESD. In this study, we analyzed the effect of ESD on short-term surgical outcomes and evaluated the risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2003 to January 2013, 1,704 patients of the National Cancer Center underwent laparoscopic gastrectomy with lymph node dissection because of preoperative stage Ia or Ib gastric cancer...
March 2017: Journal of Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335496/quantitative-analysis-of-the-kshv-transcriptome-following-primary-infection-of-blood-and-lymphatic-endothelial-cells
#7
A Gregory Bruce, Serge Barcy, Terri DiMaio, Emilia Gan, H Jacques Garrigues, Michael Lagunoff, Timothy M Rose
The transcriptome of the Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV/HHV8) after primary latent infection of human blood (BEC), lymphatic (LEC) and immortalized (TIME) endothelial cells was analyzed using RNAseq, and compared to long-term latency in BCBL-1 lymphoma cells. Naturally expressed transcripts were obtained without artificial induction, and a comprehensive annotation of the KSHV genome was determined. A set of unique coding sequence (UCDS) features and a process to resolve overlapping transcripts were developed to accurately quantitate transcript levels from specific promoters...
March 19, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332439/use-of-biopartitioning-micellar-chromatography-and-rp-hplc-for-the-determination-of-blood-brain-barrier-penetration-of-%C3%AE-adrenergic-imidazoline-receptor-ligands-and-qspr-analysis
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J Vucicevic, M Popovic, K Nikolic, S Filipic, D Obradovic, D Agbaba
For this study, 31 compounds, including 16 imidazoline/α-adrenergic receptor (IRs/α-ARs) ligands and 15 central nervous system (CNS) drugs, were characterized in terms of the retention factors (k) obtained using biopartitioning micellar and classical reversed phase chromatography (log kBMC and log kwRP, respectively). Based on the retention factor (log kwRP) and slope of the linear curve (S) the isocratic parameter (φ0) was calculated. Obtained retention factors were correlated with experimental log BB values for the group of examined compounds...
March 2017: SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329329/increased-transmissibility-of-leishmania-donovani-from-the-mammalian-host-to-vector-sand-flies-after-multiple-exposures-to-sand-fly-bites
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Joanna G Valverde, Andrea Paun, Ehud Inbar, Audrey Romano, Michael Lewis, Kashinath Ghosh, David Sacks
Background: Patients with active visceral leishmaniasis are important reservoirs in the anthroponotic transmission cycle of Leishmania donovani. The role of the blood or skin as a source of infection to sand flies remains unclear, and the possible effect of multiple exposures to fly bites on transmissibility has not been addressed. Methods: L. donovani infected hamsters were exposed to xenodiagnoses with Lutzomyia longipalpis on the same or different sites on the abdomen on two consecutive days, or by artificial feeding on the skin or blood...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327880/using-plastic-tips-in-artificial-feeding-of-rhipicephalus-sanguineus-sensu-lato-acari-ixodidae-females
#10
Jaqueline Rodrigues de Almeida Valim, Charles Passos Rangel, Bruna de Azevedo Baêta, Carla Carolina Dias Uzedo Ribeiro, Matheus Dias Cordeiro, Rafaella Câmara Teixeira, Patrícia Barizon Cepeda, Adivaldo Henrique da Fonseca
This study evaluated the influence of the initial weight, feeding period and temperature on weight gain and biological parameters of the non-parasitic phase of partially engorged Rhipicephalus sanguineus females that were artificially fed using plastic tips as feeding devices. The device did not alter the oviposition of the females or any other parameters evaluated. Furthermore, it was observed that the temperature of the feeding the group did not affect the weight gain and biology of ticks. This device has great potential for the development of studies on bioagent transmission because it provides higher intake of blood by ixodid ticks...
March 16, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326171/large-scale-isolation-and-cytotoxicity-of-extracellular-vesicles-derived-from-activated-human-natural-killer-cells
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Ambrose Y Jong, Chun-Hua Wu, Jingbo Li, Jianping Sun, Muller Fabbri, Alan S Wayne, Robert C Seeger
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) have been the focus of great interest, as they appear to be involved in numerous important cellular processes. They deliver bioactive macromolecules such as proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids, allowing intercellular communication in multicellular organisms. EVs are secreted by all cell types, including immune cells such as natural killer cells (NK), and they may play important roles in the immune system. Currently, a large-scale procedure to obtain functional NK EVs is lacking, limiting their use clinically...
2017: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323491/the-effect-of-closed-eye-tear-film-conditions-on-blood-isolated-neutrophils-in-vitro
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Cameron Postnikoff, Maud Gorbet
PURPOSE: Eyelid closure results in influx of neutrophils onto the ocular surface, which are non-responsive to inflammatory stimuli. This investigation examined whether incubation of blood-isolated neutrophils in closed-eye conditions induce a tear-film neutrophil phenotype. METHODS: Blood-isolated neutrophils were incubated combining various conditions: hypoxia, corneal epithelial cells (HCEC), artificial tear solution (ATS). RESULTS: A hypoxic environment induced no differential effect on membrane receptor expression...
March 21, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316225/-the-clinical-impact-of-artery-first-approach-combined-with-vascular-resection-and-reconstruction-in-the-treatment-of-pancreatic-head-carcinoma
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J L Huang, W G Li, F Z Chen, Z J Su, F M Li, B Liu
Objective: To evaluate the application of artery first, combined vascular resection and reconstruction in the treatment of pancreatic head carcinoma. Methods: The clinical data of 13 patients with pancreatic head cancer were retrospectively analyzed from February 2014 to March 2016 in the Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University. Preoperative computed tomography of high resolution layer or magnetic resonance imaging examination demonstrated pancreatic head carcinoma, as well as close adhesion, stenosis, compression or displacement of superior mesenteric vein or portal vein wall...
March 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306221/construction-of-small-diameter-vascular-graft-by-shape-memory-and-self-rolling-bacterial-cellulose-membrane
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Ying Li, Kai Jiang, Jian Feng, Jinzhe Liu, Rong Huang, Zhaojun Chen, Junchuan Yang, Zhaohe Dai, Yong Chen, Nuoxin Wang, Wenjin Zhang, Wenfu Zheng, Guang Yang, Xingyu Jiang
Bacterial cellulose (BC) membranes with shape-memory properties allow the rapid preparation of artificial small-diameter blood vessels when combined with microfluidics-based patterning with multiple types of cells. Lyophilization of a wet multilayered rolled BC tube endows it with memory to recover its tubular shape after unrolling. The unrolling of the BC tube yields a flat membrane, and subsequent patterning with endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells, and fibroblast cells is carried out by microfluidics...
March 17, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304392/metrics-for-glycaemic-control-from-hba1c-to-continuous-glucose-monitoring
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REVIEW
Boris P Kovatchev
As intensive treatment to lower levels of HbA1c characteristically results in an increased risk of hypoglycaemia, patients with diabetes mellitus face a life-long optimization problem to reduce average levels of glycaemia and postprandial hyperglycaemia while simultaneously avoiding hypoglycaemia. This optimization can only be achieved in the context of lowering glucose variability. In this Review, I discuss topics that are related to the assessment, quantification and optimal control of glucose fluctuations in diabetes mellitus...
March 17, 2017: Nature Reviews. Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299744/a-simple-adaptable-blood-brain-barrier-cell-model-for-screening-matrix-metalloproteinase-inhibitor-functionality
#16
Jennifer S Myers, Joan Hare, Qing-Xiang Amy Sang
The blood-brain barrier is a multicellular and basement membrane unit that regulates molecular transport between the blood and central nervous system. Many cerebral pathologies, such as acute stroke and chronic vascular dementia, result in a disrupted blood-brain barrier, increasing its permeability and allowing the entry of potentially neurotoxic molecules. The activation of matrix metalloproteinases mediates further blood-brain barrier damage. The inhibition of matrix metalloproteinases is a potential strategy for stroke therapy...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296287/bio-inspired-nanomedicine-strategies-for-artificial-blood-components
#17
REVIEW
Anirban Sen Gupta
Blood is a fluid connective tissue where living cells are suspended in noncellular liquid matrix. The cellular components of blood render gas exchange (RBCs), immune surveillance (WBCs) and hemostatic responses (platelets), and the noncellular components (salts, proteins, etc.) provide nutrition to various tissues in the body. Dysfunction and deficiencies in these blood components can lead to significant tissue morbidity and mortality. Consequently, transfusion of whole blood or its components is a clinical mainstay in the management of trauma, surgery, myelosuppression, and congenital blood disorders...
March 15, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296208/arterial-access-port-a-shunt-less-vascular-access-using-a-blind-ending-artificial-graft-anastomosed-to-the-brachial-artery
#18
Hiroaki Matsuda, Yoshinari Oka, Ryuichi Yoshida, Yuki Katsura, Hidemi Takeuchi, Takanori Oyama, Shigeko Takatsu, Masashi Miyazaki
We retrospectively investigated the usability of arterial access ports (AAPs), which are blind-ending short prosthetic grafts anastomosed to the brachial artery (BA) and implanted subcutaneously, via which cannulation and blood-drawing from the BA was performed. Nineteen AAPs in 16 patients were evaluated. The AAP cumulative functional usage rate tended to drop within a year after its implantation because of infection and inappropriate positioning; however, its usability was extended for a maximum of 97 months after re-implantation...
March 13, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294960/overview-of-potential-clinical-applications-of-hemoglobin-vesicles-hbv-as-artificial-red-cells-evidenced-by-preclinical-studies-of-the-academic-research-consortium
#19
REVIEW
Hiromi Sakai
Hemoglobin (Hb) is the most abundant protein in whole blood. This fact implies that the oxygen binding and releasing function of Hb is the most vital for sustaining life. All Hb is compartmentalized in red blood cells (RBCs) with corpuscular Hb concentration of about 35 g/dL, covered with a thin biomembrane. In spite of its abundance, Hb sometimes shows toxicity once it is leaked from RBCs. The shielding effect of the RBC membrane is physiologically important. Based on this structural importance, we have studied artificial red cells (Hb vesicles, HbV) as artificial oxygen carriers, which encapsulate a purified and concentrated Hb solution in phospholipid vesicles, mimicking the cellular structure of RBCs...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294091/modifications-of-the-g6g-timed-ai-protocol-improved-pregnancy-per-ai-and-reduced-pregnancy-loss-in-lactating-dairy-cows
#20
F Heidari, E Dirandeh, Z Ansari Pirsaraei, M G Colazo
In dairy cows, subjected to a G6G protocol, objectives were to determine effects of (1) extending the interval from prostaglandin F2α (PGF2α) to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) during presynchronization; and (2) adding a second PGF2α treatment before artificial insemination (AI), on ovarian response, plasma progesterone (P4) concentrations and pregnancy per AI (P/AI). In a 2×2 factorial design, lactating cows were randomly assigned to one of four timed AI (TAI) protocols: (1) G6G (n=149), one injection of PGF2α, GnRH 2 days later and a 7-day Ovsynch (GnRH, 7 days, PGF2α, 56 h, GnRH, 16 h, TAI) was initiated 6 days later; (2) G6GP (n=144), an additional PGF2α treatment (24 h after the first) during Ovsynch of the G6G protocol; (3) MG6G, one injection of PGF2α, GnRH 4 days later before initiation of the G6G protocol; and (4) MG6GP, an additional PGF2α treatment (24 h after the first) during Ovsynch of the MG6G protocol...
March 15, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
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