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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088844/role-of-contrast-ct-for-the-diagnosis-and-the-prognosis-of-suspected-lvad-thrombosis
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Bill C Tran, Prabhjot S Nijjar
BACKGROUND: There is an urgent need for further studies evaluating the role of imaging modalities in the management of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) thrombosis. This study reviews the role of computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of suspected LVAD thrombosis. METHODS: All contrast chest CTs performed in patients with suspected LVAD thrombosis at the University of Minnesota between January 2008 and April 2014 were reviewed. Significant CT findings were identified, operative notes were reviewed, and patient outcomes were reported...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088653/immune-stimulation-during-chemotherapy-increases-incidence-of-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-study-on-behalf-of-sfgm-tc-and-alfa
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Lining Wang, Emmanuel Raffoux, Xavier Thomas, Ibrahim Yakoub-Agha, Jean-Henri Bouhris, Stéphane de Botton, Mauricette Michallet, Stéphanie Nguyen Quoc, Xavier Troussard, Eric Deconinck, Denis Caillot, Pascal Turlure, Stéphane Vigouroux, Arnaud Pigneux, Anne Huynh, Jean-Valère Malfuson, Michael Loschi, Gerard Socie, Hervé Dombret, Régis Peffault de la Tour, Thomas Cluzeau
60-70% of AML patients have an indication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) during their treatment. Graft versus host disease (GvHD), the major cause of mortality and comorbidities post-transplantation, develops by immunological mechanism and decides greatly prognosis and quality of life (QoL) of graft recipient. Current GvHD prophylaxis is not personalized. Infections, toxicities and leukemic infiltration complicate the first chemotherapy phases prior to allo-HSCT. They, to certain extent, induce local immune stimulation...
January 5, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088634/chitosan-g-poly-n-isopropylacrylamide-copolymers-as-delivery-carriers-for-intracameral-pilocarpine-administration
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Jui-Yang Lai, Li-Jyuan Luo
This study reports, for the first time, the development of a chitosan-g-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (Chi-PN) biodegradable in situ gelling delivery system for ocular pilocarpine administration through intracameral injection. The number of thermo-responsive polymer segments grafted onto the chitosan via carbodiimide-mediated formation of amide linkages was greatly affected by varying the feeding amount of carboxyl-terminated poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) in the synthesis, thereby determining the phase transition temperature and enzymatic degradability of Chi-PN materials...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088448/fast-formation-of-low-defect-density-tethered-bilayers-by-fusion-of-multilamellar-vesicles
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Tadas Ragaliauskas, Mindaugas Mickevicius, Bozena Rakovska, Tadas Penkauskas, David J Vanderah, Frank Heinrich, Gintaras Valincius
A facile and reproducible preparation of surface-supported lipid bilayers is essential for fundamental membrane research and biotechnological applications. We demonstrate that multilamellar vesicles fuse to molecular-anchor-grafted surfaces yielding low-defect-density, tethered bilayer membranes. Continuous bilayers are formed within 10min, while the electrically insulating bilayers with <0.1μm(-2) defect density can be accomplished within 60min. Surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy indicates that an amount of lipid material transferred from vesicles to a surface is inversely proportional to the density of an anchor, while the total amount of lipid that includes tethered and transferred lipid remains constant within 5% standard error...
January 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088288/a-novel-mouse-model-of-staphylococcus-aureus-vascular-graft-infection-noninvasive-imaging-of-biofilm-development-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Hélène Van de Vyver, Philipp R Bovenkamp, Verena Hoerr, Katrin Schwegmann, Lorena Tuchscherr, Silke Niemann, Laura Kursawe, Christina Grosse, Annette Moter, Uwe Hansen, Ute Neugebauer, Michael T Kuhlmann, Georg Peters, Sven Hermann, Bettina Löffler
Staphylococcus aureus causes very serious infections of vascular grafts. Knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of this disease is largely lacking because of the absence of representable models. Therefore, the aim of this study was to set up a mouse model of vascular graft infections that closely mimics the human situation. A catheter was inserted into the right carotid artery of mice, which acted as a vascular graft. Mice were infected i.v. using 8 different S. aureus strains, and development of the infection was followed up...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088067/tuning-neural-circuits-by-turning-the-interneuron-knob
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REVIEW
Nathalie Dehorter, Nicolás Marichal, Oscar Marín, Benedikt Berninger
Interneurons play a critical role in sculpting neuronal circuit activity and their dysfunction can result in neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. To temporally structure and balance neuronal activity in the adult brain interneurons display a remarkable degree of subclass-specific plasticity, of which the underlying molecular mechanisms have recently begun to be elucidated. Grafting new interneurons to pre-existing neuronal networks allows for amelioration of circuit dysfunction in rodent models of neurological disease and can reopen critical windows for circuit plasticity...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088015/transferrin-gated-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-for-redox-responsive-and-targeted-drug-delivery
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Xiaolu Chen, Hui Sun, Jun Hu, Xia Han, Honglai Liu, Ying Hu
This work reports on a targeted and controlled drug delivery system based on protein decorated mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs). In this system, transferrin (Tf), a naturally existing protein, is grafted on the surfaces of MSNs via redox-cleavable disulfide bonds, serving as both a capping agent and a targeting ligand simultaneously. The uniform particles with ordered mesoporous structures and the successful construction of the Tf/MSN hybrid nanocarriers can be confirmed through combined techniques. It is found that the model anticancer drug doxorubicin (DOX) can be efficiently encapsulated in the MSNs in the absence of glutathione (GSH), and a burst release of DOX is observed when the system is exposed to GSH, indicating good capping efficiency of Tf and redox-responsive release of DOX...
January 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087884/the-role-of-immunoglobulin-prophylaxis-for-prevention-of-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-pediatric-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-recipients
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Gal Goldstein, Tal Frenkel Rutenberg, Sarina Levy Mendelovich, Daphna Hutt, Michal Teperberg Oikawa, Amos Toren, Bella Bielorai
BACKGROUND: Following cessation of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) administration for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) recipients at our unit, we observed a sharp decline in the incidence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. PROCEDURE: We conducted a retrospective study of the role of IVIg in the prevention of CMV infection in children and young adults who underwent HSCT from matched related donor. RESULTS: We included 109 patients (IVIg+/IVIg- ratio 82/27)...
January 14, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087762/a-delay-between-motor-cortex-lesions-and-neuronal-transplantation-enhances-graft-integration-and-improves-repair-and-recovery
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Sophie Péron, Marine Droguerre, Franck Debarbieux, Nissrine Ballout, Marianne Benoit-Marand, Maureen Francheteau, Sébastien Brot, Geneviève Rougon, Mohamed Jaber, Afsaneh Gaillard
We previously reported that embryonic motor cortical neurons transplanted immediately after lesions in the adult mouse motor cortex restored damaged motor cortical pathways. A critical barrier hindering application of transplantation strategies for a wide range of traumatic injuries is the determination of a suitable time window for therapeutic intervention. Here, we report that a one-week delay between the lesion and transplantation significantly enhances graft vascularization, survival and proliferation of grafted cells...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087687/survival-benefits-of-invasive-versus-conservative-strategies-in-heart-failure-in-patients-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-and-coronary-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Georg Wolff, Dimitrios Dimitroulis, Felicita Andreotti, Michalina Kołodziejczak, Christian Jung, Pietro Scicchitano, Fiorella Devito, Annapaola Zito, Michele Occhipinti, Battistina Castiglioni, Giuseppe Calveri, Francesco Maisano, Marco M Ciccone, Stefano De Servi, Eliano P Navarese
BACKGROUND: Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction caused by ischemic heart disease is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. It remains unclear whether revascularization by either coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) carries benefits or risks in this group of stable patients compared with medical treatment. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a meta-analysis of available studies comparing different methods of revascularization (PCI or CABG) against each other or medical treatment in patients with coronary artery disease and left ventricular ejection fraction ≤40%...
January 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087638/intrinsic-properties-of-limb-bud-cells-can-be-differentially-reset
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Patricia Saiz-Lopez, Kavitha Chinnaiya, Matthew Towers, Maria A Ros
An intrinsic timing mechanism specifies the positional values of the zeugopod (i.e. radius/ulna) and then autopod (i.e. wrist/digits) segments during limb development. Here we have addressed if this timing mechanism ensures that patterning events occur only once by grafting GFP-expressing autopod progenitor cells to the earlier host signaling environment of zeugopod progenitor cells. We show that early and late autopod progenitors fated for the wrist and phalanges, respectively, both contribute to the entire host autopod indicating that the autopod positional value is irreversibly determined as revealed by Hoxa13 expression...
January 13, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087485/stepwise-targeted-drug-delivery-to-liver-cancer-cells-for-enhanced-therapeutic-efficacy-by-galactose-grafted-ultra-ph-sensitive-micelles
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Guoqing Yan, Jun Wang, Liefeng Hu, Xin Wang, Guanqing Yang, Shengxiang Fu, Xu Cheng, Panpan Zhang, Rupei Tang
: To promote drug accumulation and cell-killing ability at tumor tissue, we have prepared a stepwise targeted drug delivery system that can remain stealthy and long-circulating in the blood vessels, improve drug retention at extracellular stimuli, enhance cellular uptake through special targeting ligands, and then achieve rapid drug release to improve toxicity to tumor cells at intracellular stimuli. Herein, galactose-grafted, ultra-pH-sensitive drug carriers (POEAd-g-LA-DOX micelles), which could respond to both extracellular and intracellular pH, and combine with galactose-receptors in cell membrane, were constructed by a facile method, therefore achieving: (i) remaining stable at pH 7...
January 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087457/t-cell-replete-peripheral-blood-haploidentical-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-with-post-transplant-cyclophosphamide-results-in-outcomes-similar-to-traditionally-matched-donors-in-active-disease-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Joan How, Michael Slade, Khoan Vu, John F DiPersio, Peter Westervelt, Geoffrey L Uy, Camille N Abboud, Ravi Vij, Mark A Schroeder, Todd A Fehniger, Rizwan Romee
Outcomes for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients who fail to achieve complete remission remain poor. Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) has been shown to induce long-term survival in AML patients with active disease. HCT is largely performed with HLA-matched unrelated or HLA-matched related donors. Recently, HCT with HLA-haploidentical related donors has been identified as a feasible option when HLA-matched donors are not immediately available. However, there is little data comparing outcomes of AML patients with active disease who receive haploidentical versus traditionally matched HCT...
January 10, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087434/bone-grafting-of-atlantoaxial-joints-and-occipitocervical-or-atlantoaxial-fusion-for-the-reduction-and-fixation-of-basilar-invagination-with-atlantoaxial-dislocation-by-a-posterior-approach-a-preliminary-study
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Xin He, Yibin Meng, Jianan Zhang, Yunfei Hang, Junsong Yang, Qining Wu, Dingjun Hao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087104/improved-outcomes-from-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-versus-ventricular-assist-device-temporary-support-of-primary-graft-dysfunction-in-heart-transplant
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Koji Takeda, Boyangzi Li, Arthur R Garan, Veli K Topkara, Jiho Han, Paolo C Colombo, Maryjane A Farr, Yoshifumi Naka, Hiroo Takayama
BACKGROUND: Primary graft dysfunction (PGD) is one of the most common causes of early death after orthotopic heart transplantation. Mechanical circulatory support devices are required for severe forms of PGD. Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) and temporary ventricular assist device (VAD) support have both been reported to be useful for severe PGD. METHODS: Between January 2007 and December 2015, 597 patients received a heart transplant at our center...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087055/graft-modification-of-cotton-with-phosphate-group-and-its-application-to-the-enrichment-of-phosphopeptides
#16
Xiao-Mei He, Xi Chen, Bi-Feng Yuan, Yu-Qi Feng
Grafting copolymerization, especially "grafting from" approach, has attracted a great attention for the preparation of cellulose-based materials with various functionalities. In this study, a novel phosphate group-containing cotton fiber-based material, CF-NH2-AZO-p(VPA-x), was successfully synthesized by a "grafting from" radical polymerization approach using vinyl phosphonic acid (VPA) as monomer. The phosphate group content of CF-NH2-AZO-p(VPA-x) could be easily regulated by adjusting the concentration of VPA monomer...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086881/dengue-fever-in-renal-transplant-patients-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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Ranga Migara Weerakkody, Jean Ansbel Patrick, Mohammed Hussain Rezvi Sheriff
BACKGROUND: Dengue fever in renal transplanted patients has not been studied well, and we review all the literature about episodes dengue fever in renal transplant patients. METHODS: The aim was to describe clinico-pathological characteristics, immunosuppressive protocols, need renal outcome and mortality. PubMed, LILACS, Google Scholar and Research Gate were searched for "Dengue" and "Renal/Kidney Transplantation" with no date limits. Hits were analyzed by two researchers separately...
January 13, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086841/good-outcome-following-liver-transplantation-using-pericardial-peritoneum-window-for-hepato-atrial-anastomosis-to-overcome-advanced-hepatic-alveolar-echinococcosis-and-secondary-budd-chiari-syndrome-a-case-report
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Konrad Kobryń, Rafał Paluszkiewicz, Krzysztof Dudek, Urszula Ołdakowska-Jedynak, Michał Korba, Joanna Raszeja-Wyszomirska, Piotr Remiszewski, Michał Grąt, Piotr Milkiewicz, Waldemar Patkowski, Marek Krawczyk
BACKGROUND: This report presents a case of a 57- year old female with advanced Hepatic Alveolar Echinococcosis causing a secondary Budd-Chiari Syndrome due to infiltration of the suprahepatic inferior vena cava treated successfully by liver transplantation. CASE PRESENTATION: A temporary veno-venous bypass was introduced, but a typical end to end cavo-caval anastomosis wasn't possible in this case. In order to access a disease free part of the inferior vena cava, an oval window of the diaphragm was excised, providing communication between the peritoneum and pericardium...
January 13, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081585/drug-eluting-stent-placement-versus-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-for-unprotected-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Sunil Upadhaya, Ramkaji Baniya, Seetharamprasad Madala, Suresh Kumar Subedi, Jahangir Khan, Ravi Kanth Velagapudi, Ghassan Bachuwa
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is the standard of care for treating left main coronary lesions. However, recently published randomized controlled trials (RCT) have shown conflicting results. We sought to compare clinical outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stent placement to CABG using a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. METHODS: A systemic search of Pubmed, Scopus, Cochrane library, and Clinicaltrials...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
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
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