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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150791/16-channel-flexible-system-to-measure-electrophysiological-properties-of-bioengineered-hearts
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Betsy H Salazar, Kristopher A Hoffman, Anilkumar K Reddy, Sridhar Madala, Ravi K Birla
As tissue engineering continues to mature, it is necessary to develop new technologies that bring insight into current paradigms and guide improvements for future experiments. To this end, we have developed a system to characterize our bioartificial heart model and compare them to functional native structures. In the present study, the hearts of adult Sprague-Dawley were decellularized resulting in a natural three-dimensional cardiac scaffold. Neonatal rat primary cardiac cells were then cultured within a complex 3D fibrin gel, forming a 3-dimensional cardiac construct, which was sutured to the acellular scaffold and suspended in media for 24-48 h...
November 17, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149985/acute-rejection-pattern-of-an-outbred-strain-combination-on-mouse-to-rat-heterotopic-heart-xenotransplantation
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N Özçay
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the acute rejection patterns of outbred mice and rats on a xenotransplantation model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty male Balb/c mice weighing from 30 to 40 g were used as donors, and 30 male outbred Sprague-Dawley rats weighing from 150 to 200 g were used as recipients for heterotopic heart xenotransplantation models. Animals were allocated into 5 groups according to their killed days, and each group had 6 animals. Animals in group 1 were followed for 1 day and then killed; animals in groups 2, 3, 4, and 5 were followed up 2, 3, 4, and 5 days after transplantation, respectively...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148534/genetic-testing-of-complement-and-coagulation-pathways-in-patients-with-severe-hypertension-and-renal-microangiopathy
#3
Christopher P Larsen, Jon D Wilson, Alejandro Best-Rocha, Marjorie L Beggs, Randolph A Hennigar
A diagnosis of thrombotic microangiopathy on kidney biopsy in a patient presenting with hypertensive emergency has historically elicited the diagnosis of malignant hypertension-associated thrombotic microangiopathy. Recent studies, however, have raised awareness that a number of these patients may actually represent atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome. To further investigate this premise, we performed next-generation sequencing to interrogate the coding regions of 29 complement and coagulation cascade genes associated with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome in 100 non-elderly patients presenting with severe hypertension, renal failure and a kidney biopsy showing microangiopathic changes limited to the classic accelerated hypertension-associated lesion of arterial intimal edema ('mucoid intimal hyperplasia') in isolation and without accompanying glomerular microthrombi...
November 17, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146168/bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-enhanced-by-platelet-rich-plasma-maintain-adhesion-to-scaffolds-in-arthroscopic-simulation
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Alexander R Hoberman, Carl Cirino, Mary Beth McCarthy, Mark P Cote, Leo Pauzenberger, Knut Beitzel, Augustus D Mazzocca, Felix Dyrna
PURPOSE: To assess the response of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (bMSCs) enhanced by platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the setting of a normal human tendon (NHT), a demineralized bone matrix (DBM), and a fibrin scaffold (FS) with simulated arthroscopic mechanical washout stress. METHODS: Bone marrow was aspirated from the humeral head and concentrated. BMSCs were counted, plated, and grown to confluence. Cells were seeded onto 3 different scaffolds: (1) NHT, (2) DBM, and (3) FS...
November 13, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146054/lymphocytic-thrombophilic-arteritis-a-distinct-inflammatory-type-i-interferon-and-c5b-9-mediated-subcutaneous-endovasculitis
#5
Cynthia M Magro, Jad Saab
BACKGROUND: Lymphocytic thrombophilic arteritis is a recently recognized subcuticular larger vessel vasculitis characterized by striking vascular luminal thrombosis. METHODS: The clinical features, histopathology and phenotypic profile of ten patients with lymphocytic thrombophilic arteritis were explored in an attempt to better define the entity from a clinical and pathophysiologic perspective. RESULTS: The patients were all female (mean age of 43) presenting with generally asymptomatic lower and upper extremity hyperpigmented macules...
December 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145482/combination-of-ultrasound-and-rtpa-enhances-fibrinolysis-in-an-in-vitro-clot-system
#6
Julia Masomi-Bornwasser, Philipp Winter, Hendrik Müller-Werkmeister, Susanne Strand, Jochem König, Oliver Kempski, Florian Ringel, Sven R Kantelhardt, Naureen Keric
BACKGROUND: Catheter-based lysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) is a well-established therapy for spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The effectiveness of this therapy can be increased with ultrasound, but the optimal conditions are not yet clearly established. Using a novel in vitro system of blood clots previously developed by our group, we investigated various parameters of intralesional sonothrombolysis using an endosonography catheter in combination with rtPA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143665/cardiopulmonary-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-heartworm-disease
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REVIEW
Elena Carretón, Rodrigo Morchón, José Alberto Montoya-Alonso
In heartworm disease, several biomarkers of cardiopulmonary injury and inflammatory activity have been studied during the recent years. D-dimer is a fibrin degradation product present after a clot is degraded, which has been reported to provide support for the diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism in heartworm disease. Furthermore, concentrations increment with increased disease severity and during the adulticide treatment. This increase in concentration has proved to be valuable. Cardiac biomarkers troponin I, myoglobin and NT-proBNP demonstrated presence of myocardial injury and heart failure, especially in chronic infections, which in some cases, slightly improve after the adulticide treatment...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143311/interleukin-12-and-its-procoagulant-effect-on-erythrocytes-platelets-and-fibrin-ogen-the-lesser-known-side-of-inflammation
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Martin J Page, Janette Bester, Etheresia Pretorius
Inflammation, with its associated inflammatory molecules, is integral to most chronic diseases, including the various cardiovascular diseases. Interleukin 12 (IL12) is one of the inflammatory cytokines that is upregulated during inflammation; however, we know very little about its exact effect on red blood cells (RBCs), platelets and fibrin(ogen). IL12 is an important pleiotropic cytokine in early inflammatory responses and has potent immunomodulatory, antitumour and anti-infection activity. Here we investigate how low levels of circulating IL12, comparable to levels found during chronic inflammation, affect coagulation parameters, platelets and RBCs...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142970/cardiovascular-disease-biomarkers-and-supar-in-predicting-decline-in-renal-function-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Salim S Hayek, Yi-An Ko, Mosaab Awad, Hina Ahmed, Brandon Gray, Kareem Mohammed Hosny, Hiroshi Aida, Melissa J Tracy, Changli Wei, Sanja Sever, Jochen Reiser, Arshed A Quyyumi
Introduction: Soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) strongly predicts outcomes and incident chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Whether the association between suPAR and CKD is a reflection of its overall association with chronic inflammation and poor CVD outcomes is unclear. We examined whether CVD biomarkers, including high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), fibrin-degradation products (FDPs), heat-shock protein 70 (HSP-70), and high-sensitivity troponin I (hs-TnI) were associated with a decline in kidney function in the Emory Cardiovascular Biobank cohort, in which suPAR levels were shown to be predictive of both incident CKD and CVD outcomes...
May 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142855/single-port-thoracoscopic-treatment-of-thoracic-duct-injury-after-thyroidectomy-with-neck-dissection
#10
Serkan Teksoz, Ezel Ersen, Akif Enes Arikan, Sina Ferahman, Kamil Kaynak, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Yusuf Bukey
Chylous leakage is a complication of thyroidectomy accompanied by bilateral neck dissection with incidence of 0.5-6.2%. A 51-year-old female patient underwent total thyroidectomy, bilateral and central neck dissection for papillary thyroid carcinoma. In post-operative 4(th) day, left sided chylous leakage was observed as 1,500 cc/day through neck drain. Leakage did not cease after 1-month conservative treatment so single port thoracoscopic intervention was performed. Under general anesthesia, patient was placed in left lateral decubitus position...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142635/microvascular-decompression-for-glossopharyngeal-neuralgia-clinical-analyses-of-30-cases
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Mi Kyung Kim, Jae Sung Park, Young Hwan Ahn
Objective: We present our experience of microvascular decompression (MVD) for glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GPN) and evaluate the postoperative outcomes in accordance with four different operative techniques during MVD. Methods: In total, 30 patients with intractable primary typical GPN who underwent MVD without rhizotomy and were followed for more than 2 years were included in the analysis. Each MVD was performed using one of four different surgical techniques: interposition of Teflon pieces, transposition of offending vessels using Teflon pieces, transposition of offending vessels using a fibrin-glue-coated Teflon sling, and removal of offending veins...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142186/endoscopic-treatment-of-boerhaave-syndrome-using-polyglycolic-acid-sheets-and-fibrin-glue-a-report-of-two-cases
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Yumiko Ishikawa, Takashi Tagami, Hayato Hirashima, Reo Fukuda, Yuuta Moroe, Kyoko Unemoto
Boerhaave syndrome, the spontaneous perforation of the esophagus, is an emergency, life-threatening condition. Current endoscopic treatment options include clipping and stenting, but the use of polyglycolic acid (PGA) sheets for treating the condition has not been reported. In recent years, PGA sheets have been used after endoscopic submucosal dissection to prevent perforations and stricture formation in patients treated for early-stage carcinoma. We report the cases of two patients with Boerhaave syndrome who were successfully treated using PGA sheets...
2017: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142014/model-predictions-of-deformation-embolization-and-permeability-of-partially-obstructive-blood-clots-under-variable-shear-flow
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Shixin Xu, Zhiliang Xu, Oleg V Kim, Rustem I Litvinov, John W Weisel, Mark Alber
Thromboembolism, one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, is characterized by formation of obstructive intravascular clots (thrombi) and their mechanical breakage (embolization). A novel two-dimensional multi-phase computational model is introduced that describes active interactions between the main components of the clot, including platelets and fibrin, to study the impact of various physiologically relevant blood shear flow conditions on deformation and embolization of a partially obstructive clot with variable permeability...
November 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140252/generation-of-genipin-cross-linked-fibrin-agarose-hydrogels-tissue-like-models-for-tissue-engineering-applications
#14
Fernando Campos, Ana Belen Bonhame-Espinosa, Gerson Vizcaino, Ismael Angel Rodriguez, Daniel Durand-Herrera, Modesto T Lopez-Lopez, Indalecio Sánchez-Montesinos, Miguel Alaminos, María Del Carmen Sánchez-Quevedo, Víctor Carriel
Generation of biomimetic and biocompatible artificial tissues is the basic research objective for tissue engineering (TE). In this sense, the biofabrication of scaffolds that resemble the tissues' extracellular matrix (ECM) is an essential aim in this field. Uncompressed and nanostructured fibrin-agarose hydrogels (FAH and NFAH respectively) emerged as promising scaffold in TE, but its structure and biomechanical properties must be improved in order to broad their TE applications. Here we generated and characterized novel membrane-like models with increased structural and biomechanical properties based on the chemical cross-linking of FAH and NFAH with genipin (GP at 0...
November 15, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138019/a-patient-with-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-and-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-associated-involvement-of-the-central-nervous-system
#15
Kaneko Masahiko, Shikata Hisaharu, Matsukage Shoichi, Maruta Masaki, Shinomiya Hiroto, Suzuki Tadaki, Hasegawa Hideki, Shimojima Masayuki, Saijo Masayuki
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS), a severe infectious disease caused by novel bunyavirus, SFTS virus (SFTSV), is endemic to China, Korea, and Japan. Most SFTS patients show abnormalities in consciousness. Pathological findings in the central nervous system (CNS) of SFTS patients are not reported. A 53-year-old Japanese man was admitted to Uwajima City Hospital with an 8-day history of fever and diarrhea. Laboratory tests revealed leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and liver enzyme elevation. He was diagnosed as having severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) following detection of the SFTSV genome in his blood...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137999/structural-and-functional-changes-of-fibrinogen-due-to-aging
#16
Nikola Gligorijević, Martina Zámorová Križáková, Ana Penezić, Jaroslav Katrlík, Olgica Nedić
Different factors affect coagulation process. Since fibrinogen is the main coagulation factor, the influence of aging on fibrinogen structure and function was investigated in this study. Fibrinogen was isolated from plasma obtained from healthy persons in the age range 21-83 and examined. Lectin microarray analysis demonstrated increased glycosylation of fibrinogen due to aging, with predominant increase in high-mannose or hybrid type N-glycans, as well as tri-/tetraantennary complex N-glycans with greater content of galactose and N-acetylglucosamine residues...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137907/primary-aortoesophageal-fistula-a-fatal-outcome
#17
Yang Yang, Die Hu, Daoquan Peng
Aortoesophageal fistula is a rare but life-threatening cause of massive gastrointestinal bleeding. We reported a case of primary aortoesophageal fistula associated with thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy demonstrated a bulging erosive lesion coated with fibrin. The patient was therefore diagnosed as malignant esophageal mesenchymoma initially. An emergency contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed an out-pouching saccular aneurysm protruding toward the esophagus at the level of T8-9...
November 11, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135819/prophylactic-rtpa-in-the-prevention-of-line-associated-thrombosis-and-infection-in-short-bowel-syndrome
#18
Lynn M Malec, James Cooper, Jeffrey Rudolph, Marian G Michaels, Margaret V Ragni
BACKGROUND: Central venous access devices (CVADs) are essential for total parenteral nutrition administration in patients with short bowel syndrome (SBS). However, they are fraught with complications including infection and venous thromboembolism (VTE), which increases associated morbidity and mortality in this population. There is evidence linking the development of CVAD-associated thrombosis and line-related infection. Thus, it has been postulated that prevention of catheter-related clot formation could minimize the risk of infection originating from the catheter...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133856/therapeutic-targeting-of-extracellular-dna-improves-the-outcome-of-intestinal-ischemic-reperfusion-injury-in-neonatal-rats
#19
Michael Boettcher, Georg Eschenburg, Stefan Mietzsch, Miguel Jiménez-Alcázar, Michaela Klinke, Deirdre Vincent, Bastian Tiemann, Robert Bergholz, Konrad Reinshagen, Tobias A Fuchs
Thrombosis and inflammation cooperate in the development of intestinal infarction. Recent studies suggest that extracellular DNA released by damaged cells or neutrophils in form of extracellular traps (NETs) contributes to organ damage in experimental models of ischemia-reperfusion injury. Here we compared the therapeutic effects of targeting fibrin or extracellular DNA in intestinal infarction after midgut volvulus in rats. Following iatrogenic midgut volvulus induction for 3 hours, we treated animals with a combination of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) to target fibrin or with DNase1 to degrade extracellular DNA...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132387/theoretically-proposed-optimal-frequency-for-ultrasound-induced-cartilage-restoration
#20
April D Miller, Anuradha Subramanian, Hendrik J Viljoen
BACKGROUND: Matching the frequency of the driving force to that of the system's natural frequency of vibration results in greater amplitude response. Thus we hypothesize that applying ultrasound at the chondrocyte's resonant frequency will result in greater deformation than applying similar ultrasound power at a frequency outside of the resonant bandwidth. Based on this resonant hypothesis, our group previously confirmed theoretically and experimentally that ultrasound stimulation of suspended chondrocytes at resonance (5 MHz) maximized gene expression of load inducible genes...
November 14, 2017: Theoretical Biology & Medical Modelling
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