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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912953/evaluating-the-effect-of-matricaria-recutita-and-mentha-piperita-herbal-mouthwash-on-management-of-oral-mucositis-in-patients-undergoing-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Maria Tavakoli Ardakani, Sara Ghassemi, Mahshid Mehdizadeh, Faraz Mojab, Jamshid Salamzadeh, Samaneh Ghassemi, Abbas Hajifathali
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of Matricaria recutita and Mentha piperita on oral mucositis (OM) in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). DESIGN: Randomized double blind placebo controlled clinical trial. SETTING: Faculty of Pharmacy, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, and Bone Marrow Transplantation Center at Taleghani Teaching Hospital, Tehran, Iran. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty patients undergoing HSCT were randomly assigned to two groups: placebo (n=33), and herbal mouthwash group (n=27)...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911382/a-simple-mechanical-procedure-to-create-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency-in-mouse
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Neda Afsharkhamseh, Elham Ghahari, Medi Eslani, Ali R Djalilian
Limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) is a state of malfunction or loss of limbal epithelial stem cells, after which the corneal epithelium is replaced with conjunctiva. Patients suffer from recurrent corneal defects, pain, inflammation, and loss of vision. Previously, a murine model of LSCD was described and compared to two other models. The goal was to produce a consistent mouse model of LSCD that both mimics the phenotype in humans and lasts long enough to make it possible to study the disease pathophysiology and to evaluate new treatments...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906497/neuroembryology
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Diana Darnell, Scott F Gilbert
How is it that some cells become neurons? And how is it that neurons become organized in the spinal cord and brain to allow us to walk and talk, to see, recall events in our lives, feel pain, keep our balance, and think? The cells that are specified to form the brain and spinal cord are originally located on the outside surface of the embryo. They loop inward to form the neural tube in a process called neurulation. Structures that are nearby send signals to the posterior neural tube to form and pattern the spinal cord so that the dorsal side receives sensory input and the ventral side sends motor signals from neurons to muscles...
December 1, 2016: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900603/enteropathy-associated-t-cell-lymphoma
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Sarah Ondrejka, Deepa Jagadeesh
Enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma is a rare neoplasm with uniformly aggressive features that arises from intestinal T-cells. There is strong evidence supporting its association as a dire complication of celiac disease. The clinical presentation can vary from malabsorption and abdominal pain to an acute abdominal emergency. Originally, it was divided into types I and II in World Health Organization (WHO) classification schemes, reflective of epidemiology and differences in clinicopathologic features. The debate over the degree of separation of the two types is ongoing as new data emerges regarding the pathogenetics...
November 29, 2016: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891301/how-far-have-we-come-in-the-field-of-nerve-regeneration-after-trigeminal-nerve-injury
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Annika Rosén, Arezo Tardast, Tie-Jun Shi
Patients suffering from nerve injury with sensory disturbances or orofacial pain have greatly reduced quality of life, and it is a big cost for the society. Abnormal sensations caused by trigeminal nerve injury often become chronic, severely debilitating, and extremely difficult to treat. In general, non-invasive treatment such as drug treatment has been insufficient, and there are currently few available effective treatments. Surgical interventions such as end-to-end connection or nerve grafting have disadvantages such as donor site morbidity or formation of neuroma...
2016: Current Oral Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888184/amnion-assisted-conjunctival-epithelial-redirection-in-limbal-stem-cell-grafting
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Harminder S Dua, Ammar Miri, Mohamed S Elalfy, Anna Lencova, Dalia G Said
AIMS: To develop a technique using amniotic membrane (AM) to prevent admixture of conjunctival epithelial cells and limbal explant-derived corneal epithelial cells in patients undergoing limbal stem cell transplantation. To compare this technique with the current method of 'sequential sector conjunctival epitheliectomy' (SSCE). METHODS: 26 patients with total limbal stem cell deficiency who underwent ocular surface reconstruction with limbal stem cells transplantation were retrospectively studied...
November 25, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885573/poly-%C3%AE-glutamic-acid-and-poly-%C3%AE-glutamic-acid-based-nanocomplexes-enhance-type-ii-collagen-production-in-intervertebral-disc
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Joana C Antunes, Catarina Leite Pereira, Graciosa Q Teixeira, Ricardo V Silva, Joana Caldeira, Sibylle Grad, Raquel M Gonçalves, Mário A Barbosa
Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration often leads to low back pain, which is one of the major causes of disability worldwide, affecting more than 80% of the population. Although available treatments for degenerated IVD decrease symptoms' progression, they fail to address the underlying causes and to restore native IVD properties. Poly(γ-glutamic acid) (γ-PGA) has recently been shown to support the production of chondrogenic matrix by mesenchymal stem/stromal cells. γ-PGA/chitosan (Ch) nanocomplexes (NCs) have been proposed for several biomedical applications, showing advantages compared with either polymer alone...
January 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882169/efficacy-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-treating-patients-with-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-a-meta-analysis
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Gang-Hua Cui, Yang Yang Wang, Chang-Jun Li, Chen-Hui Shi, Wei-Shan Wang
To assess the clinical efficacy and safety of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee (KOA), a systematic electronic literature search was performed on PubMed, EMBASE and Web of Science. Studies published in English from the earliest record to December 2014 were searched using the following keywords: Cartilage defect, cartilage repair, osteoarthritis, KOA, stem cells, MSCs, bone marrow concentrate (BMC), adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells, synovial-derived mesenchymal stem cells and peripheral blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881061/traditional-and-alternative-therapies-for-refractory-angina
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Duygu Kocyigit, Kadri Murat Gurses, Muhammed Ulvi Yalcin, Lale Tokgozoglu
Refractory angina (RFA) is an unfavourable condition that is characterized with persistent angina due to reversible myocardial ischaemia in patients with coronary artery disease that remains uncontrollable despite an optimal combination of pharmacological agents and revascularization. Despite significant advances in revascularization techniques and agents used in pharmacological therapy, there is a significant population suffering from RFA and the global prevalence is even increasing. Anti- anginal treatment and secondary risk-factor modification are the traditional approaches for this group of patients...
November 23, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872648/a-58-year-old-female-with-progressive-cough-and-right-shoulder-pain
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Sanket R Thakore, Faisal A Khasawneh
Cavitary pneumonia in immunocompromised patients is a challenging entity. Establishing accurate diagnosis and starting effective antibiotics are essential steps towards improving outcome. A 58-year-old stem cell transplant patient was admitted to the hospital with necrotizing pneumonia caused by nocardia. The disease progressed despite of aggrieve antimicrobial therapy. Nocardiosis continues to be a difficult disease to diagnose and treat.
2016: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870387/primary-myelofibrosis-2017-update-on-diagnosis-risk-stratification-and-management
#11
Ayalew Tefferi
: Disease overview: Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) characterized by stem cell-derived clonal myeloproliferation that is often but not always accompanied by JAK2, CALR or MPL mutation, abnormal cytokine expression, bone marrow fibrosis, anemia, splenomegaly, extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH), constitutional symptoms, cachexia, leukemic progression and shortened survival. DIAGNOSIS: Diagnosis is based on bone marrow morphology...
December 2016: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851902/therapeutic-potential-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-the-treatment-of-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
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Marianna Monfrini, Elisabetta Donzelli, Virginia Rodriguez-Menendez, Elisa Ballarini, Valentina Alda Carozzi, Alessia Chiorazzi, Cristina Meregalli, Annalisa Canta, Norberto Oggioni, Luca Crippa, Federica Avezza, Sara Silvani, Barbara Bonandrini, Marina Figliuzzi, Andrea Remuzzi, Carla Porretta-Serapiglia, Roberto Bianchi, Giuseppe Lauria, Giovanni Tredici, Guido Cavaletti, Arianna Scuteri
Type-1 Diabetes is generally treated with exogenous insulin administration. Despite treatment, a very common long term consequence of diabetes is the development of a disabling and painful peripheral neuropathy. The transplantation of pancreatic islets is an advanced alternative therapeutic approach, but its clinical application is still very limited, mainly because of the great number of islets required to complete the procedure and of their short-term survival. An intriguing method to improve the performance of pancreatic islets transplantation is the co-transplantation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs), adult stem cells already known to support the survival of different cellular populations...
November 13, 2016: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823643/an-overview-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-related-thrombotic-complications
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REVIEW
Ugur Sahin, Pinar Ataca Atilla, Erden Atilla, Selami Kocak Toprak, Taner Demirer
Thrombotic episodes are far less common than bleeding complications after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). However, they lead to significant morbidity and mortality. These complications are classified into four groups, including venous thromboembolic events (VTE), catheter-induced thrombosis (CIT), transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (TA-TMA) and sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) or veno-occlusive disease (VOD). The frequency of VTE is increased among patients undergoing HSCT due to some acquired conditions including underlying malignancy, infections, administration of myeloablative conditioning regimens and/or total body irradiation, prolonged hospitalizations leading to immobility and presence of central venous catheters...
November 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811270/exploring-pain-pathophysiology-in-patients
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REVIEW
Claudia Sommer
Although animal models of pain have brought invaluable information on basic processes underlying pain pathophysiology, translation to humans is a problem. This Review will summarize what information has been gained by the direct study of patients with chronic pain. The techniques discussed range from patient phenotyping using quantitative sensory testing to specialized nociceptor neurophysiology, imaging methods of peripheral nociceptors, analyses of body fluids, genetics and epigenetics, and the generation of sensory neurons from patients via inducible pluripotent stem cells...
November 4, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811267/pain-regulation-by-non-neuronal-cells-and-inflammation
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REVIEW
Ru-Rong Ji, Alexander Chamessian, Yu-Qiu Zhang
Acute pain is protective and a cardinal feature of inflammation. Chronic pain after arthritis, nerve injury, cancer, and chemotherapy is associated with chronic neuroinflammation, a local inflammation in the peripheral or central nervous system. Accumulating evidence suggests that non-neuronal cells such as immune cells, glial cells, keratinocytes, cancer cells, and stem cells play active roles in the pathogenesis and resolution of pain. We review how non-neuronal cells interact with nociceptive neurons by secreting neuroactive signaling molecules that modulate pain...
November 4, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796710/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-symptomatology-in-the-course-of-allogeneic-hsct-a-prospective-study
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Peter Esser, Katharina Kuba, Angela Scherwath, Lena Schirmer, Frank Schulz-Kindermann, Andreas Dinkel, Friedrich Balck, Uwe Koch, Nicolaus Kröger, Heide Götze, Anja Mehnert
PURPOSE: Despite the life-threatening character of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allogeneic HSCT), very few longitudinal research exists on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptomatology in this patient group. We investigated prevalence, temporal course and predictors of PTSD symptomatology in this population. METHODS: Patients were assessed before conditioning (T0), 100 days (T1), and 12 months after HSCT (T2). PTSD symptomatology was measured with the PTSD Checklist-Civilian Version...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788898/regenerative-treatments-for-spinal-conditions
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Angelie Mascarinas, Julian Harrison, Kwadwo Boachie-Adjei, Gregory Lutz
A literature review of clinical and translational studies was performed to provide an overview of current concepts on regenerative treatments for spinal conditions, including platelet rich plasma and stem cell treatments to treat low back pain.
November 2016: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771489/tailoring-biomaterial-scaffolds-for-osteochondral-repair
#18
Sandra Camarero-Espinosa, Justin Cooper-White
Articular cartilage is a mechanically and structurally complex, lubricious tissue that permits load-bearing and frictionless movement of our joints upon articulation. Unfortunately, cartilage is unable to properly self-heal as a result of acute trauma or damage, resulting in many cases in significant pain, reduction in physical activity and quality of life for the patient. Due to the inability of resident cells to repair damaged osteochondral tissue, researchers have focused on utilizing endogenously or exogenously sourced cells (chondrocytes or tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells), with or without scaffolds, to encourage the secretion of extracellular matrix (ECM) that replicates this highly anisotropic osteochondral tissue, in which the phenotype of the cells and the composition and orientation of the ECM varies along its depth...
October 19, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766605/evaluation-of-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-using-reverse-nutech-functional-score-and-expanded-disability-status-scale-after-human-embryonic-stem-cell-therapy
#19
Geeta Shroff
BACKGROUND: The expanded disability status scale (EDSS) is a validated and reliable tool to assess the extent of disabilities in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). However, the use of this tool has been found to be limited in assessing various symptoms of MS that are important. Our study aimed at evaluating the efficacy of a new scoring system, reverse nutech functional score (RNFS) as compared to EDSS in assessing patients with MS treated with human embryonic stem cell (hESC) therapy...
December 2016: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765715/an-allograft-generated-from-adult-stem-cells-and-their-secreted-products-efficiently-fuses-vertebrae-in-immunocompromised-athymic-rats-and-inhibits-local-immune-responses
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Bret H Clough, Eoin P McNeill, Daniel Palmer, Ulf Krause, Thomas J Bartosh, Christopher D Chaput, Carl A Gregory
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Spine pain and the disability associated with it are epidemic in the United States. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 650,000 spinal fusion surgeries are performed annually in the United States, and yet there is a failure rate of 15%-40% when standard methods employing current commercial bone substitutes are used. Autologous bone graft is the gold standard in terms of fusion success, but the morbidity associated with the procedure and the limitations in the availability of sufficient material have limited its use in the majority of cases...
October 17, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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