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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222055/ex-situ-perfusion-of-human-limb-allografts-for-24-hours
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Nicole L Werner, Fares Alghanem, Stephanie L Rakestraw, Dylan C Sarver, Bruce Nicely, Richard E Pietroski, Paul Lange, Steven M Rudich, Christopher L Mendias, Alvaro Rojas-Pena, John C Magee, Robert H Bartlett, Kagan Ozer
BACKGROUND: Vascularized composite allografts, particularly hand and forearm, have limited ischemic tolerance after procurement. In bilateral hand transplantations, this demands a 2 team approach and expedited transfer of the allograft, limiting the recovery to a small geographic area. Ex situ perfusion may be an alternative allograft preservation method to extend allograft survival time. This is a short report of 5 human limbs maintained for 24 hours with ex situ perfusion. METHODS: Upper limbs were procured from brain-dead organ donors...
March 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209722/long-term-outcome-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-il2rg-jak3-scid-a-cohort-report
#2
Intan Juliana Abd Hamid, Mary A Slatter, Fiona McKendrick, Mark S Pearce, Andrew R Gennery
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) cures the T-lymphocyte, B-lymphocyte and Natural Killer (NK) cell differentiation defect in IL2RG/JAK3 SCID. We evaluated long-term clinical features, longitudinal immunoreconstitution, donor chimerism and quality of life (QoL) of IL2RG/JAK3 SCID patients >2 years post-HSCT at our center. Clinical data were collated and patients/families answered PedsQL Generic Core Scale v4.0 questionnaires. We performed longitudinal analyses of CD3+, CD4+ naïve T-lymphocyte, CD19+ and NK cell numbers from pre-transplant until 15 years post-transplant...
February 16, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198149/the-effects-of-using-vitrified-chondrocyte-sheets-on-pain-alleviation-and-articular-cartilage-repair
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Yoshiki Tani, Masato Sato, Miki Maehara, Hiroshi Nagashima, Munetaka Yokoyama, Miyuki Yokoyama, Masayuki Yamato, Teruo Okano, Joji Mochida
The effect of using vitrified-thawed chondrocyte sheets on articular cartilage repair was examined because the methods for storing chondrocyte sheets are essential for allogeneic chondrocyte sheet transplantation. Six Japanese white rabbits were used as sources of articular chondrocytes and synovial cells. Chondrocytes were harvested from the femur, and synovial cells were harvested from inside the knee joints. After coculture of the chondrocytes with synovial cells, triple-layered chondrocyte sheets were fabricated...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185062/decoupling-between-the-hand-territory-and-the-default-mode-network-after-bilateral-arm-transplantation-four-year-follow-up-case-study
#4
Carlos R Hernandez-Castillo, Jörn Diedrichsen, Erika Aguilar-Castañeda, Martin Iglesias
Several studies have suggested both a local and network reorganization of the sensorimotor system following amputation. Transplantation of a new limb results in a new shifting of cortical activity in the local territory of the transplanted limb. However, there is a lack of information about the reversibility of the abnormalities at the network level. The objective of this study was to characterize the functional connectivity changes between the cortical territory of the new hand and two intrinsic network of interest: the sensorimotor network (SMN) and the default mode network (DMN) of one patient whom received bilateral forearm transplants...
February 9, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176617/progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient
#5
Federico Cicora, Javier Roberti
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a debilitating and often fatal viral disease of the central nervous system. A 39-year-old male kidney transplant recipient presented to our hospital with weakness of the left arm and leg, his immunosuppressive regimen consisted of tacrolimus, mycophenolate sodium, and meprednisone. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed hypercellularity in neural tissue and a lesion affecting the right ventral and lateral areas of the thalamus and the posterior limb of the internal capsule...
February 7, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170200/glyoxalase-1-overexpression-reverses-defective-proangiogenic-function-of-diabetic-adipose-derived-stem-cells-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mice-model-of-critical-limb-ischemia
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Zhiyou Peng, Xinrui Yang, Jinbao Qin, Kaichuang Ye, Xin Wang, Huihua Shi, Mier Jiang, Xiaobing Liu, Xinwu Lu
Adipose-derived stem cell (ADSC)-based therapy is promising for critical limb ischemia (CLI) treatment, especially in patients with diabetes. However, the therapeutic effects of diabetic ADSCs (D-ADSCs) are impaired by the diabetes, possibly through intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation. The objective of the present study was to detect whether overexpression of methylglyoxal-metabolizing enzyme glyoxalase-1 (GLO1), which reduces ROS in D-ADSCs, can restore their proangiogenic function in a streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice model of CLI...
January 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153472/conservative-management-of-distal-leg-necrosis-in-lung-transplant-recipients
#7
F Aigner, M Husmann, L C Huber, C Benden, M M Schuurmans
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) with distal leg necrosis in lung transplant recipients (LTR) is associated with a high risk for systemic infection and sepsis. Optimal management of CLI has not been defined so far in LTR. In immunocompetent individuals with leg necrosis, surgical amputation would be indicated and standard care. We report on the outcome of four conservatively managed LTR with distal leg necrosis due to peripheral arterial disease (PAD) with medial calcification of the distal limb vessels. Time interval from lung transplantation to CLI ranged from four years (n = 1) to more than a decade (n = 3)...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149214/robust-axonal-regeneration-in-a-mouse-vascularized-composite-allotransplant-model-undergoing-delayed-tissue-rejection
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Ying Yan, Matthew D Wood, Amy M Moore, Alison K Snyder-Warwick, Daniel A Hunter, Piyaraj Newton, Louis Poppler, Thomas H Tung, Philip J Johnson, Susan E Mackinnon
Background: Nerve regeneration in vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) is not well understood. Allogeneic transplant models experience complete loss of nerve tissue and axonal regeneration without immunosuppressive therapy. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of incomplete immunosuppression on nerve regeneration. Methods: In this study, transgenic mice (4 groups in total) with endogenous fluorescent protein expression in axons (Thy1-YFP) and Schwann cells (S100-GFP) were used to evaluate axonal regeneration and Schwann cell (SC) migration in orthotopic-limb VCA models with incomplete immunosuppression using Tacrolimus (FK506)...
December 2016: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149213/using-decision-analysis-to-understand-the-indications-for-unilateral-hand-transplantation
#9
Brett McClelland, Christine B Novak, Steven Hanna, Steven J McCabe
Background: Upper extremity transplantation has been performed to improve quality of life, the benefit which must be traded off for the risk created by life-long immunosuppression. We believe the process of decision analysis is well suited to improve our understanding of these trade-offs. Method: We created a decision tree to include a branch point to illustrate the expected recovery of useful function in the transplant, using the best estimates for utility and probability that exist. Results: Our model revealed that when the probability of achieving a good result, graded as Chen level one or two is greater than 73%, transplantation is preferred over no transplantation...
December 2016: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140310/-post-transplant-distal-limb-syndrome
#10
María Florencia Borghi Torzillo, Paula Bavcar, Rubén Lutfi, Alberto C Díaz
The post-transplant distal limb syndrome is a not well known entity, with a prevalence of 5% in patients with renal transplant. Its diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms, bone scintigraphy and MRI, it has a benign course and the patient recovers without sequel. We present the case of a 37-year-old male, with medical history of hypertension, Berger's disease in 1999 that required dialysis three times a week for four years (2009-2013) and renal transplant in 2013. The patient consults on January 2014 referring severe pain in both feet, with sudden onset; he remembers the exact date of the beginning of the pain and denies trauma, pain prevents ambulation...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127889/cell-free-artificial-implants-of-electrospun-fibres-in-a-three-dimensional-gelatin-matrix-support-sciatic-nerve-regeneration-in-vivo
#11
Andreas Kriebel, Dorothee Hodde, Thomas Kuenzel, Jessica Engels, Gary Brook, Jörg Mey
Surgical repair of larger peripheral nerve lesions requires the use of autologous nerve grafts. At present, clinical alternatives to avoid nerve transplantation consist of empty tubes, which are only suitable for the repair over short distances and have limited success. We developed a cell-free, three-dimensional scaffold for axonal guidance in long-distance nerve repair. Sub-micron scale fibres of biodegradable poly-ε-caprolactone (PCL) and collagen/PCL (c/PCL) blends were incorporated in a gelatin matrix and inserted in collagen tubes...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114972/optimizing-mesoderm-progenitor-selection-and-three-dimensional-microniche-culture-allows-highly-efficient-endothelial-differentiation-and-ischemic-tissue-repair-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Fengzhi Zhang, Lin Wang, Yaqian Li, Wei Liu, Fuyu Duan, Rujin Huang, Xi Chen, Sophia Chia-Ning Chang, Yanan Du, Jie Na
BACKGROUND: Generation of large quantities of endothelial cells is highly desirable for vascular research, for the treatment of ischemia diseases, and for tissue regeneration. To achieve this goal, we developed a simple, chemically defined culture system to efficiently and rapidly differentiate endothelial cells from human pluripotent stem cells by going through an MESP1 mesoderm progenitor stage. METHODS: Mesp1 is a key transcription factor that regulates the development of early cardiovascular tissue...
January 23, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095625/potentiation-of-biological-effects-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-ischemic-conditions-by-melatonin-via-upregulation-of-cellular-prion-protein-expression
#13
Jun Hee Lee, Yong-Seok Han, Sang Hun Lee
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are promising candidates for stem cell-based therapy in ischemic diseases. However, ischemic injury induces pathophysiological conditions, such as oxidative stress and inflammation, which diminish therapeutic efficacy of MSC-based therapy by reducing survival and functionality of transplanted MSCs. To overcome this problem, we explored the effects of melatonin on the proliferation, resistance to oxidative stress, and immunomodulatory properties of MSCs. Treatment with melatonin enhanced MSC proliferation and self-renewal via upregulation of cellular prion protein (PrP(C) ) expression...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055225/overexpression-of-prox1-induces-the-differentiation-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-into-lymphatic-endothelial-like-cells-in-vitro
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Jingcheng Deng, Tingting Dai, Yiyu Sun, Qi Zhang, Zhaohua Jiang, Shengli Li, Weigang Cao
Constant levels of homeobox transcription factor Prox1 expression are required throughout the life of lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) to maintain their differentiated identity. Recent studies have demonstrated that using human LECs for cell transplantation therapy may improve secondary lymphedema in a nude rat model. However, the application is currently limited by the low yield of LECs. In this study, Prox1 was overexpressed in human adipose tissue-derived stem cells (hADSCs) by using the transfection of lentiviral vectors to induce the differentiation of hADSCs to LECs...
February 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053524/dynamic-imaging-of-allogeneic-adipose-derived-regenerative-cells-transplanted-in-ischemic-hind-limb-of-apolipoprotein-e-mouse-model
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Yi Zheng, Jinbao Qin, Xin Wang, Zhiyou Peng, Peiyong Hou, Xinwu Lu
BACKGROUND: Transplantation of allogeneic adipose-derived regenerative cells (ADRCs) is a promising treatment modality for severe ischemic diseases. However, minimal information is available on the in vivo effects, fate, and migration of ADRCs, as well as the mechanisms of their therapeutic angiogenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, green fluorescent protein-expressing ADRCs (GFP-ADRCs) were obtained, labeled with acetylated 3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane (APTS)-coated iron oxide nanoparticles (APTS NPs), and injected into an old apolipoprotein E knockout (ApoE-KO) mouse model with hind limb ischemia...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024493/-clinicopathological-features-of-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-and-their-influence-on-prognosis-of-desease
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Chao-Yang DU, Ru-Yu Yang, Chao Li, Li-Juan Duan
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical features of of patients with primary central nervous system lymphoma(PCNSL) and their influence on prognosis. METHODS: Forty-two cases of PCNSL hospitallized in our hospital from January 2012 to December 2015 were selected, and the laboratory analysis, imaging examination, bone marrow analysis and pathological examination all were performed, 26 cases were treated by lumbar puncture combined with intrathecal injection of drugs (Ara C, dexamethason and methotrexate), 8 cases were treated by methotrexate combined with rituximab, 8 cases voluntanly abandon treatment after being diagnosed as PCNSL...
December 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024476/-clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-21-cases-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-central-nervous-system-leukemia
#17
Xiang-Shu Jin, Lan Yang, Bian-Hong Wang, Hong-Hua Li, Li Yu, Yu Jing
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical characteristics, therapeutic efficacy survival and prognosis of patients with adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) accompanied by central nervous system leukemia (CNSL). METHODS: The clinical and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) features, diagnosis and treatment, therapeutic efficacy and survival rate of 21 cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with central nervous system involvement (CNSL) were analyzed retrospectively...
December 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012177/how-reversible-is-development-contrast-between-developmentally-plastic-gain-and-loss-of-segments-in-barnacle-feeding-legs
#18
Tomonari Kaji, A Richard Palmer
Segmented organisms and structures have fascinated biologists since William Bateson first described homeotic transformation and recognized the fundamental evolutionary significance of segmental organization. On evolutionary timescales, segments may be lost or gained during major morphological transitions. But how segment loss compares to gain on developmental timescales remains mysterious. Here we examine the ease of reverse development (opposite to normal growth) by comparing developmentally plastic leg-segment loss versus gain in individual barnacles transplanted between different water-flow conditions...
December 24, 2016: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003191/calcineurin-inhibitor-cyclosporine-a-activates-renal-na-k-cl-cotransporters-via-local-and-systemic-mechanisms
#19
Katharina Ilse Blankenstein, Aljona Borschewski, Robert Labes, Alexander Paliege, Christin Boldt, James A McCormick, David H Ellison, Michael Bader, Sebastian Bachmann, Kerim Mutig
Calcineurin dephosphorylates NFAT transcription factors, thereby facilitating T-cell mediated immune responses. Calcineurin inhibitors are instrumental for immunosuppression after organ transplantation, but may cause side effects including hypertension and electrolyte disorders. Kidneys were recently shown to display activation of the furosemide-sensitive Na-K-2Cl cotransporter (NKCC2) of the thick ascending limb and the thiazide-sensitive Na-Cl cotransporter (NCC) of the distal convoluted tubule upon calcineurin inhibition using cyclosporin A (CsA)...
December 21, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999505/osteochondral-allograft-transplantation-for-femoral-trochlear-dysplasia
#20
Dharmpal V Vansadia, James R Heltsley, Scott Montgomery, Misty Suri, Deryk G Jones
BACKGROUND: The risk factors for patellofemoral joint instability include laxity of medial patellar restraints, abnormal limb geometry, femoral and tibial malrotation, patella alta, and trochlear dysplasia. Femoral trochlear dysplasia is characterized by a hypoplastic or shallow trochlear groove. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 31-year-old female with trochlear dysplasia and recurrent patella dislocations, laxity of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL), and high-grade chondromalacia of the trochlea and the patella...
2016: Ochsner Journal
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