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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930913/the-effect-of-lactoferrin-and-pepsin-treated-lactoferrin-on-iec-6-cell-damage-induced-by-clostridium-difficile-toxin-b
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Kosuke Otake, Norio Sato, Ayako Kitaguchi, Takayuki Irahara, Satoru Murata, Keiichiro Shiraga, Yuichi Ogawa, Takahiro K Fujiwara, Kaoru Koike, Hiroyuki Yokota
Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) have recently increased worldwide. Some CDI progress to fulminant and recurrent CDI and are associated with high mortality and morbidity. CD produces toxins A and B, which cause intestinal mucosal damage, although toxin B exhibits greater cytotoxicity. Pepsin-treated lactoferrin (PLF) is the decomposed product of lactoferrin (LF), a multifunctional glycoprotein with anti-inflammatory properties. Here, we investigate the effects of LF and PLF in toxin B-stimulated rat intestinal epithelial (IEC-6) cells...
September 19, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928659/brain-pharmacokinetics-and-the-pharmacological-effects-on-striatal-neurotransmitter-levels-of-pueraria-lobata-isoflavonoids-in-rat
#2
Bingxin Xiao, Zengxian Sun, Fangrui Cao, Lisha Wang, Yonghong Liao, Xinmin Liu, Ruile Pan, Qi Chang
Isoflavonoids are putatively active components of Pueraria lobata and has been demonstrated prominent neuro-protection effect against cerebrovascular disorders, hypertension or Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the molecular basis for the beneficial effect of Pueraria lobata on nervous systems has not been well revealed. The present study aims to assess striatum exposure to main active isoflavonoids and changes of striatal extracellular neurotransmitters levels in rat brain after intravenous administration of Pueraria lobata isoflavonoids extracts (PLF), to further elucidate its' substantial bases for neuro activities...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834899/predicting-the-risk-of-postoperative-liver-failure-and-overall-survival-using-liver-and-spleen-stiffness-measurements-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Dongbo Wu, Enqiang Chen, Tao Liang, Menglan Wang, Bin Chen, Bai Lang, Hong Tang
Postoperative liver failure (PLF) is the primary cause of morbidity and mortality after hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of liver stiffness (LS) and spleen stiffness (SS), as measured by transient elastography (TE), for predicting the risk of PLF and overall survival (OS) in these patients.This prospective cohort study included 54 patients diagnosed with HCC who underwent hepatic resection between March 2013 and March 2014. Preoperative measurement of LS and SS using TE was performed on all patients underwent...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811993/posterolateral-fusion-versus-interbody-fusion-for-degenerative-spondylolisthesis-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ryan C Campbell, Ralph J Mobbs, Victor M Lu, Joshua Xu, Prashanth J Rao, Kevin Phan
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. OBJECTIVE: Current surgical management of degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS) involves decompression of the spinal canal followed by fusion with or without interbody. The additional functional and operative benefits derived from interbody inclusion has yet to be thoroughly established with a number of recent studies producing conflicting results. Thus, we aim to compare the functional and operative outcomes after fusion against interbody fusion in the treatment of DS...
August 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808772/longitudinal-strain-assessed-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-correlates-to-hemodynamic-findings-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-predicts-positive-remodeling-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Dominik Buckert, Maciej Cieslik, Raid Tibi, Michael Radermacher, Volker Rasche, Peter Bernhardt, Vinzenz Hombach, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Jochen Wöhrle
AIMS: To assess left-ventricular strain parameters before and after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) by feature tracking cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (FT CMR) and to correlate the findings to hemodynamic state and left-ventricular remodeling. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with symptomatic AS underwent FT CMR before and after TAVR. Patients were carefully evaluated by a comprehensive work-up including CMR, echocardiography and left and right heart catheterization...
August 14, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808602/high-lumbar-noninstrumented-fusion-rates-using-lamina-autograft-and-nanoss-bone-marrow-aspirate
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Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Patients with marked osteoporosis and/or obesity/morbid obesity and severe multilevel lumbar stenosis and other pathology often undergo multilevel laminectomies with non instrumented posterolateral fusions (PLF). The other pathology may include combinations of degenerative spondylolisthesis/lysis, foraminal/far lateral discs, and/or synovial cysts requiring more extensive facet resections. Presently, spine surgeons often use bone graft expanders to supplement the lamina autograft harvested in the course of laminectomy/decompressions for the PLF mass...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746129/comparison-of-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-versus-posterolateral-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-isthmic-spondylolisthesis
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Jiaquan Luo, Kai Cao, Ting Yu, Liangping Li, Sheng Huang, Ming Gong, Cong Cao, Xuenong Zou
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. BACKGROUND: Posterolateral fusion (PLF) and posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) were widely used in the treatment of lumbar isthmic spondylolisthesis (IS). There was a great controversy over the preferred fusion method. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical outcomes between PLF and PLIF for the treatment of IS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Related studies that compared the clinical effectiveness of PLIF and PLF for the treatment of IS were acquired by a comprehensive search in 4 electronic databases (PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Controlled Trial Register, and MEDLINE) from January 1950 through December 2014...
August 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739387/effect-of-cortex-mori-on-pharmacokinetic-profiles-of-main-isoflavonoids-from-pueraria-lobata-in-rat-plasma
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Bingxin Xiao, Zengxian Sun, Shu Yang Sun, Jie Dong, Yanli Li, Shan Gao, Jie Pang, Qi Chang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Radix pueraria (the root of pueraria lobata (Wild.) Ohwi.), which contains a class of isoflavonoids as the main active components, as well as cortex mori (the root bark of Morus alba L), which contains abundant active alkaloids, have been employed for the treatment of diabetes in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. In previous studies, pharmacodynamic synergistic reactions have been observed in compatible application of pueraria lobata isoflavonoids extracts (PLF) and cortex mori alkaloids extracts (CME) for inhibiting α-glycosidase activity...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735763/platelet-rich-plasma-enhances-bone-union-in-posterolateral-lumbar-fusion-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Go Kubota, Hiroto Kamoda, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuyo Yamauchi, Yoshihiro Sakuma, Yasuhiro Oikawa, Kazuhide Inage, Takeshi Sainoh, Jun Sato, Michihiro Ito, Masaomi Yamashita, Junichi Nakamura, Takane Suzuki, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Seiji Ohtori
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) accelerates bone union in vivo in a rodent model of spinal fusion surgery. However, PRP's effect on bone union after spinal surgery remains unclear. PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of PRP after posterolateral lumbar fusion (PLF) surgery. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Single-center prospective randomized controlled clinical trial with 2-year follow-up. PATIENT SAMPLE: The patient sample included a total 62 patients (31 patients in the PRP group or 31 patients in the control group)...
July 20, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735430/approaches-and-fixation-of-the-posterolateral-fracture-fragment-in-tibial-plateau-fractures-a-review-with-an-emphasis-on-rim-plating-via-modified-anterolateral-approach
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REVIEW
Jae-Woo Cho, Jinil Kim, Won-Tae Cho, Jin-Kak Kim, Puspak Samal, Pranay H Gujjar, William T Kent, Jong-Keon Oh
PURPOSE: To review available approaches and fixation methods for posterolateral fracture fragment (PLF) in tibial plateau fracture, and to propose an algorithm to treat various types of plateau fractures which all involve the PLF. METHODS: This article reviews multiple surgical approaches for PLF and suggests an algorithm for suitable approach and fixation method according to PLF with combined plateau fracture. RESULTS: The modified anterolateral approach is a suitable single approach for fractures with a PLF combined with an anterolateral plateau fracture and for isolated posterolateral fracture fragments...
July 22, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705683/periodontal-ligament-fibroblasts-as-a-cell-model-to-study-osteogenesis-and-osteoclastogenesis-in-fibrodysplasia-ossificans-progressiva
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Teun J de Vries, Ton Schoenmaker, Dimitra Micha, Jolanda Hogervorst, Siham Bouskla, Tim Forouzanfar, Gerard Pals, Coen Netelenbos, E Marelise W Eekhoff, Nathalie Bravenboer
Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) is a progressive disease characterized by periods of heterotopic ossification of soft connective tissues, including ligaments. Though progress has been made in recent years in unraveling the underlying mechanism, patient-derived cell models are necessary to test potential treatment options. Periodontal ligament fibroblasts (PLF) from extracted teeth can be used to study deviant bone modeling processes in vitro since these cells are derived from genuine ligaments. They further provide a tool to study the hitherto unknown role of the bone morphogenesis protein receptor type 1 (BMPR-1) Activin A type 1 receptor ACVR1-R206H mutation in osteoclastogenesis...
July 10, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697772/injectable-and-compression-resistant-low-viscosity-polymer-ceramic-composite-carriers-for-rhbmp-2-in-a-rabbit-model-of-posterolateral-fusion-a-pilot-study
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Stefanie M Shiels, Anne D Talley, Madison A P McGough, Katarzyna J Zienkiewicz, Kerem Kalpakci, Daniel Shimko, Scott A Guelcher, Joseph C Wenke
BACKGROUND: The challenging biological and mechanical environment of posterolateral fusion (PLF) requires a carrier that spans the transverse processes and resists the compressive forces of the posterior musculature. The less traumatic posterolateral approach enabled by minimally invasive surgical techniques has prompted investigations into alternative rhBMP-2 carriers that are injectable, settable, and compression-resistant. In this pilot study, we investigated injectable low-viscosity (LV) polymer/composite bone grafts as compression-resistant carriers for rhBMP-2 in a single-level rabbit PLF model...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670415/outcomes-of-revision-surgery-following-instrumented-posterolateral-fusion-in-degenerative-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-a-comparative-analysis-between-pseudarthrosis-and-adjacent-segment-disease
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Seung-Pyo Suh, Young-Hoon Jo, Hae Won Jeong, Won Rak Choi, Chang-Nam Kang
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: We examined the clinical and radiological outcomes of patients who received revision surgery for pseudarthrosis or adjacent segment disease (ASD) following decompression and instrumented posterolateral fusion (PLF). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: At present, information regarding the outcomes of revision surgery for complications such as pseudarthrosis and ASD following instrumented PLF is limited. METHODS: This study examined 60 patients who received PLF for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis and subsequently developed pseudarthrosis or ASD leading to revision surgery...
June 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652196/efficacy-of-e-coli-derived-rhbmp-2-in-posterolateral-lumbar-fusion-an-open-active-controlled-randomized-multicenter-trial
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Jae Hwan Cho, Jae Hyup Lee, Jin Sup Yeom, Bong-Soon Chang, Jae Jun Yang, Ki Hyoung Koo, Chang Ju Hwang, Kwang Bok Lee, Ho-Joong Kim, Choon-Ki Lee, Hyoungmin Kim, Kyung-Soo Suk, Woo Dong Nam, Jumi Han
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The efficacy and safety of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 as a bone graft substitute in spinal fusion has been widely researched. However, no study of the efficacy and safety of E.coli-derived rhBMP-2 (E.BMP-2) with a hydroxyapatite (HA) carrier has been proposed. PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy and safety of fusion materials between E.BMP-2 and autogenous iliac bone graft in posterolateral fusion (PLF). STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Open, active-controlled, randomized, multicenter trial PATIENT SAMPLE: This study included 93 patients who underwent single-level lumbar or lumbosacral PLF...
June 23, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622184/does-age-influence-the-efficacy-of-demineralized-bone-matrix-enriched-with-concentrated-bone-marrow-aspirate-in-lumbar-fusions
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Remi M Ajiboye, Mark A Eckardt, Jason T Hamamoto, Akshay Sharma, Adam Z Khan, Jeffrey C Wang
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the effect of age on the efficacy of allograft/demineralized bone matrix (DBM) enriched with concentrated bone marrow aspirate (BMA) in posterolateral lumbar fusions (PLFs). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cell-based therapies such as concentrated BMA have been developed as a potential alternative to iliac crest bone graft (ICBG). BMA contains mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and growth factors that can confer osteogenic and osteoinductive potential to osteoconductive scaffolds such as DBM/allograft...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585094/a-retrospective-review-comparing-two-year-patient-reported-outcomes-costs-and-healthcare-resource-utilization-for-tlif-vs-plf-for-single-level-degenerative-spondylolisthesis
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Elliott Kim, Silky Chotai, David Stonko, Joseph Wick, Alex Sielatycki, Clinton J Devin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare patient-reported outcomes (PROs), morbidity, and costs of TLIF vs PLF to determine whether one treatment was superior in the setting of single-level degenerative spondylolisthesis. METHODS: Patients undergoing TLIF or PLF for single-level spondylolisthesis were included for retrospective analysis. EQ-5D, ODI, SF-12 MCS/PCS, NRS-BP/LP scores were collected at baseline and 24 months after surgery. 90-day post-operative complications, revision surgery rates, and satisfaction scores were also collected...
June 5, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578164/discriminative-ability-of-commonly-used-indices-to-predict-adverse-outcomes-after-poster-lumbar-fusion-a-comparison-of-demographics-asa-the-modified-charlson-comorbidity-index-and-the-modified-frailty-index
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Nathaniel T Ondeck, Daniel D Bohl, Patawut Bovonratwet, Ryan P McLynn, Jonathan J Cui, Blake N Shultz, Adam M Lukasiewicz, Jonathan N Grauer
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: As research tools, the American Society of Anesthesiologist physical classification system (ASA), the modified Charlson Comorbidity Index (mCCI), and the modified Frailty Index (mFI) have been associated with complications following spine procedures. However, with respect to clinical utility for various adverse outcomes, no known study has compared the predictive performance of these indices specifically following posterior lumbar fusion (PLF). PURPOSE: To compare the discriminative ability of ASA, mCCI, and mFI as well as demographic factors including age, body mass index (BMI) and gender for perioperative adverse outcomes following PLF...
May 31, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547574/effect-of-oxy133-an-osteogenic-oxysterol-on-new-bone-formation-in-rat-two-level-posterolateral-fusion-model
#18
Zorica Buser, Susan Drapeau, Frank Stappenbeck, Renata C Pereira, Farhad Parhami, Jeffrey C Wang
PURPOSE: The aim of our study was to determine the effect of Oxy133 and rhBMP2 on fusion rates and new bone formation in a rat posterolateral fusion (PLF) model. Furthermore, we examined whether Oxy133 could inhibit the adipogenesis that is often present in rhBMP2-induced fusions. METHODS: Sixty-four male Lewis rats underwent two levels PLF (L3-L5). All animals were randomly divided into eight groups based on the test compound that they received: control (DMSO), low-dose rhBMP2 (0...
May 25, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528156/prognostic-impact-of-low-flow-severe-aortic-stenosis-in-small-body-patients-undergoing-tavr-the-ocean-tavi-registry
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Akihisa Kataoka, Yusuke Watanabe, Ken Kozuma, Yugo Nara, Fukuko Nagura, Hideyuki Kawashima, Hirofumi Hioki, Makoto Nakashima, Masanori Yamamoto, Kensuke Takagi, Motoharu Araki, Norio Tada, Shinichi Shirai, Futoshi Yamanaka, Kentaro Hayashida
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to analyze the prognostic impact of low-flow (LF) severe aortic stenosis in small-body patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: Western literature demonstrates a poor prognosis with paradoxical LF and low-flow low-gradient (LF-LG) severe aortic stenosis (AS), as defined by stroke volume index (SVi) <35 ml/m(2) and mean pressure gradient <40 mm Hg with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)...
May 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510795/liver-stiffness-assessed-by-shear-wave-elastography-predicts-postoperative-liver-failure-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Yinghao Shen, Chenhao Zhou, Guodong Zhu, Guoming Shi, Xiaodong Zhu, Cheng Huang, Jian Zhou, Jia Fan, Hong Ding, Ning Ren, Hui-Chuan Sun
BACKGROUND: Cirrhosis increases a patient's risk of developing postoperative liver failure (PLF). Liver stiffness (LS), assessed by two-dimensional shear wave elastography (SWE), indicates liver fibrosis with high accuracy. Whether LS is superior to portal hypertension (PHT) in predicting PLF remains to be studied. METHODS: The study enrolled 280 patients who underwent hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma from July 2015 to July 2016. All patients received preoperative assessments for LS, PHT, and serum markers of liver fibrosis in addition to other clinicopathological tests...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
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