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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933184/crossing-anatomic-barriers-transplantation-of-a-kidney-with-5-arteries-duplication-of-the-pyelocalyceal-system-and-double-ureter
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Piotr J Bachul, Czesław Osuch, Ea-Sle Chang, Alina Bętkowska-Prokop, Artur Pasternak, Mirosław Szura, Andrzej Matyja, Jerzy A Walocha
During the time of organ harvest, it is crucial for the kidney procurement team to consider significant vascular anatomical variations. Multiple renal arteries are not uncommon, and unintentional injury can result in an irreversibly damaged kidney graft that needs to be discarded. We present a kidney graft with 5 renal arteries and a single vein that was successfully procured and implanted with good graft function at discharge and at 4-yr follow-up. According to the literature, additional renal arteries can be found in about 33% of kidneys...
January 1, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923652/orthotopic-kidney-transplantation-in-the-rat-with-the-use-of-a-sleeve-arterial-anastomosis-method-and-a-modified-stenting-technique-for-renal-veins
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Z-D Jin, L-N Xue, L-S Peng
BACKGROUND: We describe a simple and reliable orthotopic kidney transplantation method in rats with the use of sleeve arterial anastomosis and a modified stenting technique for anastomosis of the renal vein (RV). METHODS: Male Fischer and Lewis rats were used as kidney donors and recipients, respectively, and their left kidneys were harvested in situ. In the control rats (n = 30), the renal artery (RA) and RV anastomoses were performed end-to-end with interrupted sutures by means of the conventional technique...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914400/an-in-vivo-study-on-endothelialized-vascular-grafts-produced-by-autologous-biotubes-and-adipose-stem-cells-adscs
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Yu Chieh Tseng, Jun Neng Roan, Ying Chiang Ho, Chih Chan Lin, Ming Long Yeh
Currently, commercial synthetic vascular grafts made from Dacron and ePTFE for small-diameter, vascular applications (<6 mm) show limited reendothelization and are less compliant, often resulting in thrombosis and intimal hyperplasia. Although good blood compatibility can be achieved in autologous arteries and veins, the number of high quality harvest sites is limited, and the grafts are size-mismatched for use in the fistula or cardiovascular bypass surgery; thus, alternative small graft substitutes must be developed...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905300/p2x7r-antagonism-after-subfailure-overstretch-injury-of-blood-vessels-reverses-vasomotor-dysfunction-and-prevents-apoptosis
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Weifeng Luo, Daniel Feldman, Reid McCallister, Colleen Brophy, Joyce Cheung-Flynn
Human saphenous vein (HSV) is harvested and prepared prior to implantation as an arterial bypass graft. Injury and the response to injury from surgical harvest and preparation trigger cascades of molecular events and contribute to graft remodeling and intimal hyperplasia. Apoptosis is an early response after implantation that contributes the development of neointimal lesions. Here, we showed that surgical harvest and preparation of HSV leads to vasomotor dysfunction, increased apoptosis and downregulation of the phosphorylation of the anti-apoptotic protein, Niban...
September 13, 2017: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903982/mapping-loci-that-control-tuber-and-foliar-symptoms-caused-by-pvy-in-autotetraploid-potato-solanum-tuberosum-l
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Washington da Silva, Jason Ingram, Christine A Hackett, Joseph J Coombs, David Douches, Glenn Bryan, Walter De Jong, Stewart Gray
Potato tuber necrotic ringspot disease (PTNRD) is a tuber deformity associated with infection by the tuber necrotic strain of Potato virus Y (PVY(NTN)). PTNRD negatively impacts tuber quality and marketability and poses a serious threat to seed and commercial potato production worldwide. PVY(NTN) symptoms differ in the cultivars Waneta and Pike: Waneta expresses severe PTNRD and foliar mosaic with vein and leaf necrosis, whereas Pike does not express PTNRD and mosaic is the only foliar symptom. To map loci that influence tuber and foliar symptoms, 236 F1 progeny of a cross between Waneta and Pike were inoculated with PVY(NTN) isolate NY090029 and genotyped using 12,808 Potato SNPs...
September 13, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901504/soluble-interleukin%C3%A2-2-receptor-as-a-factor-associated-with-angiogenesis-in-gastric-cancer
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Wen-Feng Yan, Chang-Fu Nie, Gang Wu, Jian-Cheng Zhang, Yuan-Zeng Zhu, Wei Zhang, Pei-Chun Sun
Angiogenesis serves a role in the growth, metastasis and prognosis of tumors. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the angiogenic ability and clinical significance of the immune biomarker soluble interleukin‑2 receptor (sIL‑2R) in gastric cancer (GC) patients. Serum levels of sIL‑2R were measured in 35 GC patients with different stages of disease and 32 healthy individuals, and it was investigated whether the levels were associated with angiogenesis factors, including vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and transforming growth factor (TGF)‑β1...
September 7, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872504/chondrocutaneous-preauricular-free-flap-for-reconstruction-of-nasal-defects-aided-by-interposition-vascular-graft
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Sangjun Yim, Seok-Chan Eun
INTRODUCTION: Reconstruction of a nose deformity with a full-thickness defect is not an easy procedure because the nose is highly noticeable, being located at the center of the face, and plays an important role in breathing. Esthetics and functionality are equally important. Local flap reconstruction is an option but it has limitations for reconstruction of large defects because of the following the scar and the deformity at the recipient site. Chondrocutaneous preauricular free flaps can be used to provide grafts with satisfactory esthetics...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858383/a-carrel-patch-technique-for-renal-transplantation-in-cats
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Casey Budgeon, Robert J Hardie, Jonathan F McAnulty
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of a Carrel patch method in feline renal transplantation. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive case series. ANIMALS: Nine healthy donor cats and 9 client recipient cats with chronic renal failure. METHODS: Renal transplantation was performed in 9 cats with chronic renal failure after collection of a donor's left kidney with a Carrel patch technique. A patch of donor aortic wall was removed with either 2 or 1 renal artery (ies) (n = 1 and 8 cats, respectively) central to the patch, with a cuff of tissue (≤1 mm) protruding from the base of the vessels...
August 31, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827516/development-and-assessment-of-normothermic-machine-perfusion-preservation-for-extracorporeal-splitting-of-pig-liver
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Zhi-Bin Zhang, Wei Gao, Lei Liu, Yuan Shi, Ning Ma, Zhong-Yang Shen
BACKGROUND Studies have shown that normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) exerts a significant protective role for donations after cardiac death (DCD) livers and verified the effects of NMP in preservation, repair, and preoperative assessment of human donor livers. The objective of this study was to verify the effectiveness and stability of NMP system by splitting pig livers in perfusion preservation. MATERIAL AND METHODS Four healthy Ba-Ma miniature pigs were used. The livers were harvested, and then connected to the NMP system to split the livers...
August 22, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817576/gestational-diabetes-mellitus-is-associated-with-increased-pro-migratory-activation-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-2-and-reduced-expression-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-1
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Felipe Troncoso, Jesenia Acurio, Kurt Herlitz, Claudio Aguayo, Patricio Bertoglia, Enrique Guzman-Gutierrez, Marco Loyola, Marcelo Gonzalez, Meriem Rezgaoui, Gernot Desoye, Carlos Escudero
Placentas from gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are often hypervascularized; however, participation of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptors in this placental adaptation is unclear. We aimed to test whether changes in phosphorylation of tyrosine 951 or tyrosine 1175 (pY951 or pY1175) of the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (KDR) are associated with the proangiogenic state observed in placentas from GDM. We obtained placental samples from women with normal pregnancies (n = 24) or GDM (n = 18)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807217/adenosine-triphosphate-as-a-molecular-mediator-of-the-vascular-response-to-injury
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Christy M Guth, Weifung Luo, Olukemi Jolayemi, Kalyan S Chadalavada, Padmini Komalavilas, Joyce Cheung-Flynn, Colleen M Brophy
BACKGROUND: Human saphenous veins used for arterial bypass undergo stretch injury at the time of harvest and preimplant preparation. Vascular injury promotes intimal hyperplasia, the leading cause of graft failure, but the molecular events leading to this response are largely unknown. This study investigated adenosine triphosphate (ATP) as a potential molecular mediator in the vascular response to stretch injury, and the downstream effects of the purinergic receptor, P2X7R, and p38 MAPK activation...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795664/-roles-of-myd88-and-trif-in-cardiac-dysfunction-during-sepsis
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Yun Zhu, Ming Zhang, Minzhi Ouyang, Dan Zhou, Ling Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the roles of myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) and TIR domain-containing adaptor inducing interferon-β (TRIF) in sepsis-induced myocardial dysfunction, and to analyze whether strain rate (SR) can be early sensitive evaluation for septic heart failure. METHODS: Sixty-four healthy male C57BL/6 mice were divided into four groups by random number table (n = 16 in each group): sham group, cecum ligation and puncture (CLP)-induced sepsis model group, anti-MyD88 group and anti-TRIF group...
August 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778090/trastuzumab-distribution-in-an-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-model-of-brain-metastases-of-breast-cancer
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Tori B Terrell-Hall, Mohamed Ismail Nounou, Fatema El-Amrawy, Jessica I G Griffith, Paul R Lockman
BACKGROUND: Drug and antibody delivery to brain metastases has been highly debated in the literature. The blood-tumor barrier (BTB) is more permeable than the blood-brain barrier (BBB), and has shown to have highly functioning efflux transporters and barrier properties, which limits delivery of targeted therapies. METHODS: We characterized the permeability of 125I-trastuzumab in an in-vivo, and fluorescent trastuzumab-Rhodamine123 (t-Rho123) in a novel microfluidic in-vitro, BBB and BTB brain metastases of breast cancer model...
July 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758229/time-dependent-factors-in-diep-flap-breast-reconstruction
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Rosaria Laporta, Benedetto Longo, Michail Sorotos, Alessio Farcomeni, Vittoria Amorosi, Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo
BACKGROUND: The process of harvesting and performing microsurgical anastomosis may lengthen deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction affecting results and patient safety. The aim of the study was to investigate the associations between predictors and operative time (OT). METHODS: Between 2004 and 2016, 336 immediate and 68 delayed unilateral reconstructions were performed in 404 patients. Age, weight, height, body mass index (BMI), nulliparity, or pluriparity condition were collected to determine the impact of patient characteristics on OT...
July 24, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757054/late-dacron-patch-inflammatory-reaction-after-carotid-endarterectomy
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M Alawy, W Tawfick, M ElKassaby, A Shalaby, M Zaki, N Hynes, S Sultan
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to analyse the incidence and presentation of carotid patch inflammatory reactions following carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS: This was a cohort study using a prospectively maintained database. All patients who underwent elective CEA at a tertiary vascular centre between 2002 and 2016 were included. Computed tomography scan angiogram, duplex scan, and leucocyte scintigraphy were used to assess patients with suspected inflammatory patch complications...
October 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745442/modification-of-pedicle-lengthening-through-perforator-transposition-in-free-anterolateral-thigh-flaps-with-pedicle-size-discrepancy-a-case-report
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Hyun Ho Han, Daiwon Jun, Goo Hyun Mun, Suk-Ho Moon
In spite of thorough presurgical planning, emergency situations requiring longer pedicle length may arise during anterolateral thigh (ALT) free flap surgeries. While performing vessel graft for pedicle lengthening, discrepancy may occur because of a certain genetic predisposition or vascular variation at the anastomosis site of the graft vessel and the flap pedicle. A 76-year-old male patient with neurofibromatosis type I had a 15 x 10 cm defect, which was caused by radical excision of a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor on his back...
July 26, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744158/estrogen-mediated-hemangioma-derived-stem-cells-through-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-for-infantile-hemangioma
#17
Ling Zhang, Hai Wei Wu, Weien Yuan, Jia Wei Zheng
BACKGROUND: Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are the most common benign vascular tumor of infancy. They occur more frequently in female infants. The cause of hemangioma is currently unknown; however, current studies suggested the importance of estrogen (E2) signaling in hemangioma proliferation. METHODS: Hemangioma-derived stem cells (HemSCs) were cultured with estrogen for 48-72 h; the cell viability and proliferation were evaluated with the messenger RNA (mRNA) and protein expression levels of fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2), vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) and estrogen receptor-α (ER-α), by application of several in vitro assays, such as methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT), reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), real-time PCR, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and Western blotting...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716308/unexpected-locations-of-sentinel-lymph-nodes-in-endometrial-cancer
#18
Jeffrey How, Irina Boldeanu, Susie Lau, Shannon Salvador, Emily How, Raphael Gotlieb, Jeremie Abitbol, Ajay Halder, Zainab Amajoud, Stephan Probst, Sonya Brin, Walter Gotlieb
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the anatomical location of sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) following intra-operative cervical injection in endometrial cancer. METHODS: All consecutive patients with endometrial cancer undergoing sentinel lymph node mapping were included in this prospective study following intra-operative cervical injection of tracers. Areas of SLN detection distribution were mapped. RESULTS: Among 436 patients undergoing SLN mapping, there were 1095 SLNs removed, and 7...
October 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713338/investigation-of-och1-in-the-virulence-of-candida-parapsilosis-using-a-new-neonatal-mouse-model
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Katalin Csonka, Máté Vadovics, Annamária Marton, Csaba Vágvölgyi, Erik Zajta, Adél Tóth, Renáta Tóth, Csaba Vizler, László Tiszlavicz, Héctor M Mora-Montes, Attila Gácser
Candida parapsilosis is an opportunistic human fungal pathogen that poses a serious threat to low birth weight neonates, particularly at intensive care units. In premature infants, the distinct immune responses to Candida infections are not well understood. Although several in vivo models exist to study systemic candidiasis, only a few are available to investigate dissemination in newborns. In addition, the majority of related studies apply intraperitoneal infection rather than intravenous inoculation of murine infants that may be less efficient when studying systemic invasion...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682546/-application-of-muscle-pedicled-platysma-myocutaneous-flap-in-the-reconstruction-of-buccal-mucosa-defects
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Huang Long, Jian Xinchun, Chen Xinqun, Su Tong, Jiang Canhua
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the main features and advantages of the muscle pedicled platysma myocutaneous flap (PMF), the degree of improvement of flap harvest. To evaluate the application value of the flap in the reconstruction of buccal mucosa carcinoma defects. METHODS: Twenty-three patients received PMF with MacFee incision to reconstruct buccal mucosa defects that were caused by the resection of precancer lesions and benign and malignant tumors from August 2012 to April 2015...
April 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
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