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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346149/testing-elevated-protease-activity-prospective-analysis-of-160-wounds
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Anike Lockmann, Tillmann Schill, Franziska Hartmann, Lisa-Lena Grönemeyer, Ricarda Holzkamp, Michael P Schön, Kai-Martin Thoms
OBJECTIVE: Given that local elevated protease activity (EPA) has been implicated in impaired wound healing, a prospective single-center study was conducted to assess protease activity in various wound types. METHODS: Protease activity was determined using an easy-to-use test system (Woundchek Protease Status Test Kit; Systagenix, Gatwick, United Kingdom) in 160 wounds in 143 patients. The assay detects the combined activity of inflammatory proteases, mainly matrix metalloproteinases 8 and 9 and human neutrophil elastase...
February 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346034/coagulopathy-in-severe-sepsis-interconnectivity-of-coagulation-and-the-immune-system
#2
Jason M Samuels, Hunter B Moore, Ernest E Moore
BACKGROUND: Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) remains a challenging complication of infection with inadequate treatment and significant morbidity and mortality rates. METHODS: Review of the English-language literature. RESULTS: Disseminated intravascular coagulation arises from the immune system's response to microbial invasion, as well as the byproducts of cell death that result from severe sepsis. This response triggers the coagulation system through an interconnected network of cellular and molecular signals, which developed originally as an evolutionary mechanism intended to isolate micro-organisms via fibrin mesh formation...
January 18, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345198/fibrin-turnover-and-organization-of-pleural-injury-bench-to-bedside
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Andrey A Komissarov, Najib M Rahman, Yc Gary Lee, Galina Florova, Sreerama Shetty, Richard Idell, Mitsuo Ikebe, Kumuda Das, Torry A Tucker, Steven Idell
Recent studies have shed new light on the role of the fibrinolytic system in the pathogenesis of pleural organization, including mechanisms by which the system regulates mesenchymal transition of mesothelial cells and how that process affects outcomes of pleural injury. The key contribution of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 to the outcomes of pleural injury is now better understood as is its role in the regulation of intrapleural fibrinolytic therapy. In addition, mechanisms by which fibrinolysins are processed after intrapleural administration have now been elucidated, informing new candidate diagnostics and therapeutics for pleural loculation and failed drainage...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345045/the-in-vitro-release-of-cytokines-and-growth-factors-from-fibrin-membranes-produced-through-horizontal-centrifugation
#4
E S Lourenço, C F A B Mourão, P E C Leite, J M Granjeiro, M D Calasans-Maia, G G Alves
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) membranes are biomaterials widely used for therapeutic purposes, and canonically produced through the processing of peripheral blood with fixed-angle rotor centrifuges. In this work, we evaluate the in vitro stability and release of cytokines and growth factors when these biomaterials are produced with a horizontal swing-out clinical centrifuge. Membranes produced from the blood of 14 donors were morphologically evaluated by scanning electron microscopy and fluorescence microscopy, and their stability was assessed by photographic recording after incubation in culture medium for up to 28 days...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344582/factor-xiii-in-plasma-but-not-in-platelets-mediates-red-blood-cell-retention-in-clots-and-venous-thrombus-size-in-mice
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Sravya Kattula, James R Byrnes, Sara M Martin, Lori A Holle, Brian C Cooley, Matthew J Flick, Alisa S Wolberg
The transglutaminase factor XIII (FXIII) stabilizes clots against mechanical and biochemical disruption and is essential for hemostasis. In vitro and in vivo models of venous thrombosis demonstrate that FXIII mediates clot size by promoting red blood cell (RBC) retention. However, the key source of FXIII and whether FXIII activity can be reduced to suppress thrombosis without imposing deleterious hemostatic consequences are 2 critical unresolved questions. FXIII is present in multiple compartments, including plasma (FXIIIplasma) as a heterotetramer of A2 and B2 subunits and platelets (FXIIIplt) as an A2 homodimer...
January 9, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341842/purification-characterization-of-fibrinolytic-protease-from-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-mcc2606-and-analysis-of-fibrin-degradation-product-by-ms-ms
#6
Yogesh Devaraj, Savita Kumari Rajender, Prakash Motiram Halami
A serine protease with preference for fibrin protein was purified and characterized from B.amyloliquefaciens MCC2606, isolated from dosa batter. The protease was purified using ammonium sulphate precipitation, ion-exchange and gel filtration chromatography. The degradation activity of the protease towards the fibrin was significantly higher compared with other protein substrates in the study. The molecular weight of the CFR15-protease was estimated to be 32 kDa based on SDS-PAGE. The purified enzyme exhibited both fibrinolytic and fibrinogenolytic activity...
January 17, 2018: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341355/reflectance-confocal-microscopy-and-optical-coherence-tomography-for-the-diagnosis-of-bullous-pemphigoid-and-pemphigus-and-surrounding-sub-clinical-lesions
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V D Mandel, E Cinotti, E Benati, B Labeille, S Ciardo, C Vaschieri, F Cambazard, J L Perrot, G Pellacani
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid (BP) and pemphigus is based on clinical features, histology, immunofluorescence and laboratory data. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate features of BP and pemphigus at reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) in order to provide a rapid non-invasive bed-side diagnosis. Secondary objective was to evaluate the detectability of clinically non-visible lesions. METHODS: This was an observational, retrospective, multicentre study in which patients with suspicious lesions for BP or pemphigus underwent clinical assessment, RCM, OCT, blood tests and skin biopsy for histological and direct immunofluorescence examinations from January 2014 to December 2015...
January 16, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341135/phenolic-fractions-from-nine-trifolium-species-modulate-the-coagulant-properties-of-blood-plasma-in-vitro-without-cytotoxicity-towards-blood-cells
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Joanna Kolodziejczyk-Czepas, Malgorzata Sieradzka, Barbara Moniuszko-Szajwaj, Pawel Nowak, Wiesław Oleszek, Anna Stochmal
OBJECTIVE: The study covers an evaluation of the influence of extracts (1-50 μg/ml), isolated from aerial parts of nine Trifolium L. species (i.e. T. alexandrinum, T. fragiferum, T. hybridum, T. incarnatum, T. pallidum, T. pratense, T. resupinatum var. majus, T. resupinatum var. resupinatum and T. scabrum) on haemostatic properties of blood plasma. METHODS: The clot formation and fibrinolysis assay (CFF), blood clotting times, the extrinsic and intrinsic coagulation pathway-dependent polymerization of plasma fibrin were measured...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340931/vascutrainer-a-mobile-and-disposable-bioreactor-system-for-the-conditioning-of-tissue-engineered-vascular-grafts
#9
Frederic Wolf, Diana M Rojas González, Ulrich Steinseifer, Markus Obdenbusch, Werner Herfs, Christian Brecher, Stefan Jockenhoevel, Petra Mela, Thomas Schmitz-Rode
In vitro tissue engineering of vascular grafts requires dynamic conditioning in a bioreactor system for in vitro tissue maturation and remodeling to receive a mechanically adequate and hemocompatible implant. The goal of the current work was to develop a bioreactor system for the conditioning of vascular grafts which is (i) able to create a wide range of flow, pressure and frequency conditions, including physiological ones; (ii) compact and easy to assemble; (iii) transportable; (iv) disposable. The system is driven by a small centrifugal pump controlled via a custom-made control unit, which can also be operated on batteries to allow for autonomous transportation...
January 16, 2018: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340750/a-pilot-study-evaluating-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-artiss-human-fibrin-sealant-in-external-rhinoplasty
#10
Steven H Dayan, Jonathan T Bacos, Thuy-Van Ho, Nimit Gandhi, Selika Gutierrez-Borst
BACKGROUND: Fibrin sealant application in rhytidectomy has previously demonstrated a reduction in adverse events and drainage volume. Fibrin sealant offers multiple potential benefits including decreasing downtime, reducing complication rates, and improving patient satisfaction. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of ARTISS [fibrin sealant (human)] in external rhinoplasty. METHODS: Nine healthy participants between the ages of 18 and 50 seeking external rhinoplasty completed this study...
January 16, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337048/pathologic-findings-of-symptomatic-carotid-artery-stenosis-several-decades-after-radiation-therapy-a-case-report
#11
Shuichi Tonomura, Keiji Shimada, Naoko Funatsu, Yoshiaki Kakehi, Hisao Shimizu, Nobuyuki Takahashi
Improved long-term survival of malignancy has drawn increased attention to late cerebrovascular toxicity after neck radiotherapy. Recently, neck radiotherapy has been found as a significant risk factor of carotid artery stenosis and ischemic stroke; however, long-term adverse effects of radiation in large arteries remain unknown. Here, we described an autopsied case with recurrent ischemic stroke associated with ipsilateral carotid artery stenosis several decades after neck radiation therapy. Pathologically, there were intima-media fibrosis, endothelial cell loss, and decreased expression of thrombomodulin in irradiated carotid artery stenosis...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336975/mechanical-and-biochemical-role-of-fibrin-within-a-venous-thrombus
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REVIEW
Anirudh Chandrashekar, Gurtej Singh, Jonah Garry, Nicholas Sikalas, Nicos Labropoulos
BACKGROUND: The physical properties of a venous thrombus are derived from molecular characteristics, including fibrin polymer diameter, density, branching, and cross-linking. Dense thrombi with thin, highly branched fibrin fibres and small pores in the meshwork have been observed to be more rigid, less permeable, and more resistant to lysis. The three dimensional fibrin meshwork acts as the main structure to entrap and capture erythrocytes, platelets and plasma components. Attached factors become integrated into the developing thrombus, co-localise with fibrin deposition and act in either a pro- or anticoagulant capacity...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334646/17%C3%AE-estradiol-improves-the-efficacy-of-exploited-autologous-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-non-union-radial-defect-healing-a-rabbit-model
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Delaram Zamani Mazdeh, Pezhman Mirshokraei, Mohammadreza Emami, Ali Mirshahi, Iraj Karimi
Exploiting mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) appears to be an appealing alternative to the traditional clinical approach in the treatment of non-union bone defects. It has been shown that 17β-estradiol improves the osteogenesis and proliferation potential of the MSCs via estrogen receptors. We investigated the effect of 17β-estradiol on exploiting autologous BMSCs (bone marrow-derived MSCs) for the purpose of healing of radial non-union segmental defect in rabbit. Twenty rabbits were divided into 4 experimental groups: 1...
December 28, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334174/trichloroacetic-acid-80-as-a-chemical-debridement-method-for-chronic-venous-leg-ulcers-a-pilot-study
#14
Rita R Pinheiro, Bruno Duarte, Joana Cabete
Debridement is essential for the optimal care of venous leg ulcers. Several debridement methods with different limitations may be deployed. Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is used for several dermatological purposes. Its application as a chemical debridement method for leg ulcers has never been explored. We designed a prospective study to determine the role of 80% TCA solution as a chemical debridement method for leg ulcers, regarding efficacy and procedure-associated pain. Chronic venous leg ulcers were treated with 3 cycles of 80% TCA solution or curettage over 1 week...
January 15, 2018: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333517/safety-and-feasibility-of-platelet-rich-fibrin-matrix-injections-for-treatment-of-common-urologic-conditions
#15
Ethan L Matz, Amy M Pearlman, Ryan P Terlecki
Purpose: Autologous platelet rich plasma (PRP) is used increasingly in a variety of settings. PRP injections have been used for decades to improve angiogenesis and wound healing. They have also been offered commercially in urology with little to no data on safety or efficacy. PRP could theoretically improve multiple urologic conditions, such as erectile dysfunction (ED), Peyronie's disease (PD), and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). A concern with PRP, however, is early washout, a situation potentially avoided by conversion to platelet rich fibrin matrix (PRFM)...
January 2018: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333367/stepwise-verification-of-bone-regeneration-using-recombinant-human-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-in-rat-fibula-model
#16
Jung-Woo Nam, Hyung-Jun Kim
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to introduce our three experiments on bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) and its carriers performed using the critical sized segmental defect (CSD) model in rat fibula and to investigate development of animal models and carriers for more effective bone regeneration. Materials and Methods: For the experiments, 14, 16, and 24 rats with CSDs on both fibulae were used in Experiments 1, 2, and 3, respectively. BMP-2 with absorbable collagen sponge (ACS) (Experiments 1 and 2), autoclaved autogenous bone (AAB) and fibrin glue (FG) (Experiment 3), and xenogenic bone (Experiment 2) were used in the experimental groups...
December 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333088/bone-regeneration-using-silk-hydroxyapatite-hybrid-composite-in-a-rat-alveolar-defect-model
#17
Kyung S Koh, Jong Woo Choi, Eun Jeong Park, Tae Suk Oh
Background: To overcome the limited source of autogenous bone in bone grafting, many efforts have been made to find bone substitutes. The use of hybrid composites of silk and hydroxyapatite to simulate natural bone tissue can overcome the softness and brittleness of the individual components. Methods: Critical-sized, 7 x 4 x 1.5 mm alveolar defects were created surgically in 36 Sprague-Dawley rats. Three treatment groups were tested: an empty defect group (group I), a silk fibrin scaffold group (group II), and a hydroxyapatite-conjugated silk fibrin scaffold group (group III)...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332224/phosphatidylserine-exposing-blood-and-endothelial-cells-contribute-to-the-hypercoagulable-state-in-essential-thrombocythemia-patients
#18
Dongxia Tong, Muxin Yu, Li Guo, Tao Li, Jihe Li, Valerie A Novakovic, Zengxiang Dong, Ye Tian, Junjie Kou, Yayan Bi, Jinghua Wang, Jin Zhou, Jialan Shi
The mechanisms of thrombogenicity in essential thrombocythemia (ET) are complex and not well defined. Our objective was to explore whether phosphatidylserine (PS) exposure on blood cells and endothelial cells (ECs) can account for the increased thrombosis and distinct thrombotic risks among mutational subtypes in ET. Using flow cytometry and confocal microscopy, we found that the levels of PS-exposing erythrocytes, platelets, leukocytes, and serum-cultured ECs were significantly higher in each ET group [JAK2, CALR, and triple-negative (TN) (all P < 0...
January 13, 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331939/volumetric-muscle-loss-injury-repair-using-in-situ-fibrin-gel-cast-seeded-with-muscle-derived-stem-cells-mdscs
#19
Nadine Matthias, Samuel D Hunt, Jianbo Wu, Jonathan Lo, Laura A Smith Callahan, Yong Li, Johnny Huard, Radbod Darabi
Volumetric muscle defect, caused by trauma or combat injuries, is a major health concern leading to severe morbidity. It is characterized by partial or full thickness loss of muscle and its bio-scaffold, resulting in extensive fibrosis and scar formation. Therefore, the ideal therapeutic option is to use stem cells combined with bio-scaffolds to restore muscle. For this purpose, muscle-derived stem cells (MDSCs) are a great candidate due to their unique multi-lineage differentiation potential. In this study, we evaluated the regeneration potential of MDSCs for muscle loss repair using a novel in situ fibrin gel casting...
January 9, 2018: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329093/size-exclusion-chromatography-sec-hplc-as-an-alternative-to-study-thrombin-inhibition
#20
Emmanuel Pérez-Escalante, Luis Guillermo González-Olivares, Alma Elizabeth Cruz-Guerrero, Carlos Andrés Galán-Vidal, Ma Elena Páez-Hernández, Giaan Arturo Álvarez-Romero
In vitro analysis of anticoagulant compounds with a potential use as antithrombotic drugs, has been traditionally performed using techniques like spectrophotometry, turbidimetry, as well as electrochemical and clinical assays. Although, these techniques have some disadvantages such as: the inability to measure the total biological activity of thrombin, interferences and, sometimes, the quantitative determination of the inhibition ratio is not accurate. In the present work, the conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin was monitored by molecular exclusion chromatography (SEC-HPLC) in three different reaction systems...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
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