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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081461/bdnf-gene-delivery-mediated-by-neuron-targeted-nanoparticles-is-neuroprotective-in-peripheral-nerve-injury
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Cátia D F Lopes, Nádia P Gonçalves, Carla P Gomes, Maria J Saraiva, Ana P Pêgo
Neuron-targeted gene delivery is a promising strategy to treat peripheral neuropathies. Here we propose the use of polymeric nanoparticles based on thiolated trimethyl chitosan (TMCSH) to mediate targeted gene delivery to peripheral neurons upon a peripheral and minimally invasive intramuscular administration. Nanoparticles were grafted with the non-toxic carboxylic fragment of the tetanus neurotoxin (HC) to allow neuron targeting and were explored to deliver a plasmid DNA encoding for the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in a peripheral nerve injury model...
December 24, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073652/tarsal-tunnel-syndrome-due-to-three-different-types-of-ganglion-during-a-12-year-period-a-case-report
#2
Motohisa Kawakatsu, Toshihiro Ishiko, Masafumi Sumiya
A 52-year-old male complained of numbness and radiating pain affecting the plantar region of his left foot. He was found to have recurrent tarsal tunnel syndrome due to posterior tibial nerve compression by 3 different types of ganglion during a 12-year period. To the best of our knowledge, a similar case has not been documented. At the first operation, flexor retinaculum release and simple excision of an epineural ganglion were performed without injuring the nerve fascicles; however, an intrafascicular ganglion developed approximately 2 years later...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073285/muscle-nerve-muscle-grafting-for-facial-reanimation-in-rats
#3
Steven J Charous, Jeffery M Hotaling, Bridget D Burgess, Joshua M Sappington, James Park, Grant Turek, Eileen M Foecking
OBJECTIVE: Facial paralysis is a devastating condition leaving patients with a myriad of aesthetic and functional consequences. Muscle-nerve-muscle (MNM) neurotization is a reinnervation technique that involves implanting an autogenous nerve graft as a conduit between an innervated "donor" muscle and a denervated "recipient" muscle. We investigated the use of MNM reinnervation, alone or in combination with electrical stimulation (ES) and testosterone propionate (TP) in comparison to nerve reanastomosis (RE), on functional recovery following rat facial nerve injury...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072837/locally-produced-bdnf-promotes-sclerotic-change-in-alveolar-bone-after-nerve-injury
#4
Hiroko Ida-Yonemochi, Yurie Yamada, Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, Kenji Seo
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is released due to nerve injury, is known to promote the natural healing of injured nerves. It is often observed that damage of mandibular canal induces local sclerotic changes in alveolar bone. We reported that peripheral nerve injury promotes the local production of BDNF; therefore, it was possible to hypothesize that peripheral nerve injury affects sclerotic changes in the alveolar bone. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of BDNF on osteogenesis using in vitro osteoblast-lineage cell culture and an in vivo rat osteotomy model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070049/-common-factors-for-ischemic-cerebral-stroke-in-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-patients-with-concomitant-carotid-and-coronary-artery-severe-stenosis
#5
Lei Huang, Feng Kuang, Zhonggui Shan, Yiquan Lai, Hongwei Guo
To analyze two common factors for perioperative ischemic stroke in patients with concomitant carotid and coronary artery severe stenosis and to improve the therapeutic effect.
 Methods: A total of 44 patients with multi-vessel coronary artery disease combined with carotid stenosis, who admitted to the Department of Cardiac Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University from 2008 to 2014, were enrolled in this study. Among them, 32 cases were male, 12 cases was female. All patients received coronary artery bypass grafting after treatment of neck diseases...
December 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059914/risk-factors-for-recurrence-after-laparoscopic-ventral-rectopexy
#6
Cherylin W P Fu, Andrew R L Stevenson
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic ventral rectopexy effectively treats posterior compartment prolapse. However, recurrence after laparoscopic ventral rectopexy is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate factors contributing to recurrence after laparoscopic ventral rectopexy. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort analysis was performed of patients who underwent laparoscopic ventral rectopexy between June 2008 and June 2014. Patients presenting with full-thickness rectal prolapse were compared against the rest...
February 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058213/face-transplantation-anesthetic-challenges
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REVIEW
Aparna Dalal
Face transplantation is a complex vascular composite allotransplantation (VCA) surgery. It involves multiple types of tissue, such as bone, muscles, blood vessels, nerves to be transferred from the donor to the recipient as one unit. VCAs were added to the definition of organs covered by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Final Rule and National Organ Transplant Act. Prior to harvest of the face from the donor, a tracheostomy is usually performed. The osteotomies and dissection of the midface bony skeleton may involve severe hemorrhagic blood loss often requiring transfusion of blood products...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057794/purinergic-signaling-in-the-cardiovascular-system
#8
REVIEW
Geoffrey Burnstock
There is nervous control of the heart by ATP as a cotransmitter in sympathetic, parasympathetic, and sensory-motor nerves, as well as in intracardiac neurons. Centers in the brain control heart activities and vagal cardiovascular reflexes involve purines. Adenine nucleotides and nucleosides act on purinoceptors on cardiomyocytes, AV and SA nodes, cardiac fibroblasts, and coronary blood vessels. Vascular tone is controlled by a dual mechanism. ATP, released from perivascular sympathetic nerves, causes vasoconstriction largely via P2X1 receptors...
January 6, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055100/exposure-stress-induces-reversible-corneal-graft-opacity-in-recipients-with-herpes-simplex-virus-1-infections
#9
Alexander M Rowe, Hongmin Yun, Robert L Hendricks
Purpose: Most of the inflammation in murine herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)-induced stromal keratitis (HSK) is due to exposure stress resulting from loss of corneal nerves and blink reflex. Corneal grafts often fail when placed on corneal beds with a history of HSK. We asked if corneal exposure contributes to the severe pathology of corneal grafts on HSV-1-infected corneal beds. Methods: Herpes simplex virus type 1-infected corneas were tested for blink reflex...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045824/neuropathic-pain-due-to-iatrogenic-lingual-nerve-lesion-nerve-grafting-to-reduce-otherwise-untreatable-pain
#10
Jop P Verweij, Kira S van Hof, Martijn J A Malessy, Richard van Merkesteyn
Iatrogenic lingual nerve lesion is a well-known and unfortunate complication after mandibular third molar removal. Occasionally, the nerve injury can cause severe neuropathic pain.Here, the authors present the history of 2 patients with lingual nerve injury due to mandibular third molar removal, and with severe neuropathic pain in the craniomandibular region. Pharmacotherapy and physiotherapy did not reduce the pain, and ultimately, the lingual nerve was surgically explored. Scar tissue and a lingual nerve neuroma were observed and resected in both patients...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045217/3d-printing-of-aniline-tetramer-grafted-polyethylenimine-and-pluronic-f127-composites-for-electroactive-scaffolds
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Shi-Lei Dong, Lu Han, Cai-Xia Du, Xiao-Yu Wang, Lu-Hai Li, Yen Wei
Electroactive hydrogel scaffolds are fabricated by the 3D-printing technique using composites of 30% Pluronic F127 and aniline tetramer-grafted-polyethylenimine (AT-PEI) copolymers with various contents from 2.5% to 10%. The synthesized AT-PEI copolymers can self-assemble into nanoparticles with the diameter of ≈50 nm and display excellent electroactivity due to AT conjugation. The copolymers are then homogeneously distributed into 30% Pluronic F127 solution by virtue of the thermosensitivity of F127, denoted as F/AT-PEI composites...
January 3, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042720/resection-of-uncovertebral-joints-and-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-for-cervical-disc-arthroplasty
#12
Tsung-Hsi Tu, Chih-Chang Chang, Jau-Ching Wu, Li-Yu Fay, Wen-Cheng Huang, Henrich Cheng
The most commonly accepted indications for cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) are 1- and 2-level cervical disc herniation or spondylosis causing radiculopathy or myelopathy that is refractory to medical management. Unlike anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), which eliminates motion, CDA aims to restore the physiological range of motion of the indexed joint. Thus, the effect of indirect decompression gained by the insertion of a sufficiently large interbody graft and incorporation into arthrodesis after ACDF cannot be duplicated for CDA...
January 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040578/analgesia-after-acl-reconstruction-hamstring-donor-site-injection-versus-intra-articular-local-anaesthetic-injection
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Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, Adnan Saithna, Abdul Azeem, Eric Choudja, Jean Baptiste Pic, Julien Cabaton, Mathieu Thaunat
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare hamstring donor-site injection versus intra-articular injection of a local anaesthetic for analgesia after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. HYPOTHESIS: The two methods provide similar pain relief. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 158 consecutive patients undergoing ACL hamstring tendon graft reconstruction (semi-tendinosus/gracilis [STG] or four-stranded semi-tendinosus [ST4]) during two periods in 2015 were included...
December 28, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035702/refinements-of-nerve-repair-with-connector-assisted-coaptation
#14
REVIEW
Ivica Ducic, Bauback Safa, Erick DeVinney
Peripheral nerve repair can be very rewarding for both surgeon and patient when expected outcomes are achieved. In many cases, however, the results are suboptimal due to number of possible objective and technical reasons. Although we cannot influence patent's comorbidities, the extent or mechanism of the nerve injury, we may help optimize technical details when aiming towards improved outcomes. While the suture coaptation for primary nerve repair or nerve reconstruction with grafting served as the reconstructive standard for many decades, technical imperfections remain threats to reconstructive goals...
December 30, 2016: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029476/a-murine-model-of-orthotopic-periorbital-subunit-transplantation
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Bowen Gao, Bin Li, Xinxin Li, Jinhong Bae, Kaiyan Xiao, Qingfeng Li, Hainan Zhu
BACKGROUND: Conventional reconstructive methods fail to achieve satisfactory results in total eyelid defect cases. Vascularized composite tissue allotransplantation might provide both good appearance and function for these patients. We developed an orthotopic periorbital transplantation model in rats to facilitate further experimentation in this field. METHODS: In anatomical studies, the vascular distribution to and innervation of the periorbital unit were identified and recorded...
October 28, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028970/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-difficulties-in-carotid-body-paragangliomas-based-on-clinical-experience-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#16
Karolina Dorobisz, Tadeusz Dorobisz, Hanna Temporale, Tomasz Zatoński, Marzena Kubacka, Mariusz Chabowski, Andrzej Dorobisz, Tomasz Kręcicki, Dariusz Janczak
BACKGROUND: Paragangliomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors, representing 0.03% of all tumors. Half of them develop in the head and neck, and among these 50% are sporadic cervical tumors. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to carry out an epidemiological and clinical analysis of paraganglioma patients diagnosed and treated at the authors' clinics between 1985 and 2014. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The medical data of 47 patients were analyzed. All the patients were qualified for surgery...
November 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028649/application-of-a-modified-thoracoabdominal-approach-that-avoids-cutting-open-the-costal-portion-of-diaphragm-during-anterior-thoracolumbar-spine-surgery
#17
Jiandang Shi, Xuefeng Yue, Ningkui Niu, Chen Zhao, Hongyan Qiu, Zili Wang
PURPOSE: In the present prospective randomized controlled study, we compared the feasibility and effectiveness of our modified thoracoabdominal approach to anterior thoracolumbar spine surgery without cutting open the costal portion of diaphragm (extradiaphragmatic approach) with the traditional transdiaphragmatic thoracoabdominal approach. The traditional combined thoracoabdominal approach in anterior thoracolumbar surgery for spine tuberculosis is effective but seriously damages the diaphragm and causes various lung complications...
December 27, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012154/mass-spectrometry-comparison-of-nerve-allograft-decellularization-processes
#18
Alonda C Pollins, Justine S Kim, Richard B Boyer, Wesley P Thayer
Peripheral nerve repair using nerve grafts has been investigated for several decades using traditional techniques such as histology, immunohistochemistry, and electron microscopy. Recent advances in mass spectrometry techniques have made it possible to study the proteomes of complex tissues, including extracellular matrix rich tissues similar to peripheral nerves. The present study comparatively assessed three previously described processing methods for generating acellular nerve grafts by mass spectrometry...
January 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008255/rescuing-cholinergic-neurons-from-apoptotic-degeneration-by-targeting-of-serotonin-modulator-and-apolipoprotein-e-conjugated-liposomes-to-the-hippocampus
#19
Yung-Chih Kuo, Yin-Jung Lee
β-Amyloid (Aβ)-targeting liposomes (LIP) with surface serotonin modulator (SM) and apolipoprotein E (ApoE) were utilized to facilitate the delivery of nerve growth factor (NGF) across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) for neuroprotection in the hippocampus. The therapeutic efficacy of SM- and ApoE-grafted LIP carrying NGF (NGF-SM-ApoE-LIP) was assessed by an in vitro Alzheimer's disease (AD) model of degenerated SK-N-MC cells and an in vivo AD model of Aβ-insulted Wistar rats. The experimental evidences revealed that the modified SM and ApoE on the surface of LIP increased the permeation of NGF across the BBB without serious damage to structural integrity of tight junction...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002113/techniques-for-learning-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty-for-eyes-of-asian-patients-with-shallow-anterior-chamber
#20
Takahiko Hayashi, Itaru Oyakawa, Naoko Kato
PURPOSE: To describe several essential surgical techniques that overcome difficulties in performing Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) for inexperienced surgeons, especially those who perform DMEK on eyes of Asian patients. METHODS: Nine eyes of 9 Asian patients with bullous keratopathy who underwent DMEK were analyzed retrospectively. All patients were given a diuretic such as D-mannitol or acetazolamide shortly before surgery, with retrobulbar anesthesia and a Nadbath facial nerve block...
January 4, 2017: Cornea
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