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Viable allograft

Joseph Château, Aram Gazarian, Fabien Boucher, Lionel Badet, Fabienne Braye, Michel Saint-Cyr, Ali Mojallal
We report a case of a young double-hand allotransplant patient who presented with a full-thickness skin necrosis of the dorsum of the left hand after vascular compromise of the allotransplantation. Considering the lack of viable dorsal tissue overlying the extensor tendons and the need for early hand rehabilitation, an ultrathin pedicled groin flap was used for the coverage. This procedure resulted in salvaging the allotransplantation, and the patient was able to successfully return to work after his surgery...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Jamal Mohammadi Ayenehdeh, Bahareh Niknam, Seyed Mahmoud Hashemi, Hossein Rahavi, Nima Rezaei, Masoud Soleimani, Nader Tajik
BACKGROUND: Islet transplantation could be an ideal alternative treatment to insulin therapy for type 1 diabetes Mellitus (T1DM). This clinical and experimental field requires a model that covers problems such as requiring a large number of functional and viable islets, the optimal transplantation site, and the prevention of islet dispersion. Hence, the methods of choice for isolation of functional islets and transplantation are crucial. METHODS: The present study has introduced an experimental model that overcomes some critical issues in islet transplantation, including in situ pancreas perfusion by digestive enzymes through common bile duct...
October 18, 2016: Iranian Biomedical Journal
Rakshith Hegde, Krishna Prasad, Kaiwan Khurshed Shroff
Implants have a predictable outcome and are the foremost treatment modality for prosthetic rehabilitation of edentulous patients. Due to loss of bone after extraction and pneumatization of maxillary sinus, there is insufficient bone volume for implant placement. The direct maxillary sinus lift procedure has been performed with different grafting materials (autogenous bone grafts, alloplasts, allografts, and xenografts) and without grafting material, having new bone formation around the implant. There is no evidence to prove the need for grafting material in all direct sinus lift procedures, hence the need for this review...
October 2016: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
Raffy Mirzayan, Michael J Lim
BACKGROUND: Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the capitellum is a rare yet debilitating injury seen in young athletes. This is the first report in the literature describing fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation (FOCAT) to treat OCD of the capitellum. METHODS: Nine male baseball players (mean age, 15.3; range, 14-18 years), with OCD of the capitellum were treated with FOCAT. There were 6 pitchers and 3 position players. A ligament-sparing, mini-open approach was used...
November 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Shirae K Leslie, Ramsey C Kinney, Zvi Schwartz, Barbara D Boyan
An increasing demand to regenerate tissues from patient-derived sources has led to the development of cell-based therapies using autologous stem cells, thereby decreasing immune rejection of scaffolds coupled with allogeneic stem cells or allografts. Adult stem cells are multipotent and are readily available in tissues such as fat and bone marrow. They possess the ability to repair and regenerate tissue through the production of therapeutic factors, particularly vasculogenic proteins. A major challenge in cell-based therapies is localizing the delivered stem cells to the target site...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
Mario A Aycart, Muayyad Alhefzi, Maximilian Kueckelhaus, Nicco Krezdorn, Ericka M Bueno, Edward J Caterson, Julian J Pribaz, Bohdan Pomahac
BACKGROUND: Face transplantation has emerged as a viable option for certain patients in the treatment of devastating facial injuries. However, as with autologous free tissue transfer, the need for secondary revisions in face transplantation also exists. The authors' group has quantified the number of revision operations in their cohort and has assessed the rationale, safety, and outcomes of posttransplantation revisions. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data of the authors' seven face transplants was performed from April of 2009 to July of 2015...
October 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Yao Qin, Mei Zhang, Rui-Mei Jiang, Qian Wu, Xin-Yu Xu, Heng Chen, Tao Yang
Recently, pancreatic islet transplantation has been shown to be a viable option for the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus. However, immune destruction becomes the major impediment to the clinical application of islet transplantation. Here, we evaluated changes affecting multiple types of immune cells and cytokines in allogeneic islet transplantation immunity after the administration of B10 cells alone and explored the regulatory mechanisms of B10 cells in T cell-mediated allograft rejection. In vitro assays, B10 cells significantly decreased the proliferative capacity of CD4(+)CD25(-) T cells (13...
September 19, 2016: Cellular Immunology
Amaia Ormaza, Jesús Moreta, Javier Mosquera, Oskar Sáez de Ugarte, José Luis Martinez-de Los Mozos
Tear of the quadriceps tendon after revision or primary total knee arthroplasty is a rare complication, but when it occurs, this injury has serious functional consequences. In complete tears, the outcome of direct repair is unpredictable, and several authors recommend that the suture should be reinforced. Several techniques have been described, including the use of autografts, allografts, and synthetic mesh. The goal of this study was to assess the outcomes of a reconstruction technique augmented with synthetic mesh...
September 19, 2016: Orthopedics
Sa-Hyeok Hong, Seok-Chan Eun
As reconstructive transplantation is gaining popularity as a viable alternative for upper limb amputees, it is becoming increasingly important for plastic surgeons to renew surgical skills and knowledge of this area. Forelimb allotransplantation research has been performed previously in rodent and swine models. However, preclinical canine forelimb allotransplantation studies are lacking in the literature. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the surgical skills necessary to successfully perform forelimb transplantation in canines as a means to prepare for clinical application...
2016: BioMed Research International
Brian Forsythe, Marc S Haro, Ljiljana Bogunovic, Michael J Collins, Thomas A Arns, Katie J Trella, Elizabeth F Shewman, Nikhil N Verma, Bernard R Bach
BACKGROUND: Long-term studies of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction suggest that normal stability is not restored in the majority of patients. The Achilles tendon allograft is frequently utilized, although recently, the quadriceps tendon has been introduced as an alternative option due to its size and high patellar bone density. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to compare the biomechanical strength of PCL reconstructions using a quadriceps versus an Achilles allograft...
August 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
G Ciancio, P Tryphonopoulos, J J Gaynor, G Guerra, J Sageshima, D Roth, L Chen, W Kupin, A Mattiazzi, L Tueros, S Flores, L Hanson, R H Powell, P Ruiz, R Vianna, G W Burke
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest that the combination of tacrolimus (TAC) and everolimus (EVL) could become a viable option for use as standard maintenance immunosuppression in non-highly sensitized kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: We conducted a single-center, open-label, randomized pilot trial comparing two maintenance immunosuppression regimens in non-highly sensitized, adult, primary kidney transplant recipients: (TAC/EVL, Group A) vs our standard maintenance regimen of TAC plus enteric-coated mycophenolate mofetil (TAC/EC-MPS, Group B)...
July 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Adam Landsman, Eran Rosines, Amanda Houck, Angela Murchison, Alyce Jones, Xiaofei Qin, Silvia Chen, Arnold R Landsman
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics of a cryopreserved split-thickness skin allograft produced from donated human skin and compare it with fresh, unprocessed human split-thickness skin. BACKGROUND: Cutaneous wound healing is a complex and organized process, where the body re-establishes the integrity of the injured tissue. However, chronic wounds, such as diabetic or venous stasis ulcers, are difficult to manage and often require advanced biologics to facilitate healing...
September 2016: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Sompop Bencharit, Riley K Allen, Daniel Whitley
Insufficient bucco-lingual bone often limits the implant placement rendering bone and soft tissue regeneration/augmentation. The biological and clinical aspects of demineralized bone matrix (DBM) for augmentation with implant placement were reviewed and a clinical report was presented. A 38-year-old Hispanic female presented with missing a mandibular second premolar. Pre-operative cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans showed deficiency in the buccal bone. An endossesous dental implant and DBM allograft was placed with a custom healing abutment...
August 18, 2016: Journal of Oral Implantology
Bryan M Saltzman, Brandon J Erickson, Joshua D Harris, Anil K Gupta, Mark Mighell, Anthony A Romeo
BACKGROUND: Proximal humerus fractures are common problems plaguing the elderly population. PURPOSE: The purposes of this study were to determine the outcomes of fibular strut allografts in treatment of proximal humerus fractures with open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) and to present the authors' preferred surgical technique. The hypothesis was that the use of fibular strut allografts in treating proximal humerus fractures with ORIF will provide low reoperation rates with acceptable outcomes...
July 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Camila Cohen Kaleka, Alfredo Santos Netto, Júlio César Almeida E Silva, Mariana Key Toma, Ricardo de Paula Leite Cury, Nilson Roberto Severino, Claudio Santili
BACKGROUND: Although the size of the meniscal allograft is crucial during meniscal transplantation, the accuracy of meniscal measurement methods is still under debate. A number of methods based on radiographic and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data as well as on anthropometric data have been proposed, but their reproducibility and reliability are still unclear. PURPOSE: To compare meniscal length and width as measured by different techniques (anthropometric and plain radiographic) to establish which of these 2 methods is more reliable and cost-effective for determining the meniscal size in comparison to MRI...
July 15, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Hülya Yazıcı, Gökhan Gürelik, Fulya Yaylacıoğlu Tuncay, Pınar Uyar Göçün
PURPOSE: To examine whether ciliary body transplantation is applicable, the graft is viable and the localization of the graft material affects graft survival. METHODS: Fifteen female New Zealand white rabbits were used. Three of them were used as donors, and a ciliary body graft was prepared from their enucleated eyes. There are two groups in the study according to the localization of the ciliary body graft in the anterior chamber. The graft was placed on the iris surface close to the pupil margin in group 1 and adjacent to the anterior chamber angle in group 2...
July 8, 2016: Ophthalmic Research
Elcin Aslan, Alper Gultekin, Cuneyt Karabuda, Carmen Mortellaro, Vakur Olgac, Eitan Mijiritsky
Autogenous bone-block grafts are the "gold standard" for block bone grafting, but have several disadvantages. Allografts have the potential to overcome these disadvantages. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and histomorphometric features of demineralized freeze-dried cortical block allografts (DCBA) used for ridge augmentation. Eleven patients who showed bone deficiencies of <5 mm in the horizontal plane were included in this study. The recipient sites were reconstructed with DCBA...
July 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
David Salomon, Michael Miloro, Antonia Kolokythas
PURPOSE: Contemporary management of ablative jaw defects includes not only hard and soft tissue reconstruction but also restoration of neurosensory function. The goal of this study was to determine the outcomes of immediate reconstruction of long-span defects (≥50 mm) of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) after ablative mandibular resection using allogeneic nerve grafts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent immediate reconstruction of IAN gaps of at least 50 mm with allogeneic nerve graft (AxoGen Avance, Alachua, FL) at a single academic medical center by a single surgeon (M...
June 14, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Luís Eduardo Passarelli Tírico, Marco Kawamura Demange, Luiz Augusto Ubirajara Santos, Márcia Uchoa de Rezende, Camilo Partezani Helito, Riccardo Gomes Gobbi, José Ricardo Pécora, Alberto Tesconi Croci, William Dick Bugbee
OBJECTIVE: To standardize and to develop a fresh osteochondral allograft protocol of procurement, processing and surgical utilization in Brazil. This study describes the steps recommended to make fresh osteochondral allografts a viable treatment option in a country without previous fresh allograft availability. DESIGN: The process involves regulatory process modification, developing and establishing procurement, and processing and surgical protocols. RESULTS: Legislation: Fresh osteochondral allografts were not feasible in Brazil until 2009 because the law prohibited preservation of fresh grafts at tissue banks...
July 2016: Cartilage
Jung-Hee Lee, Hyun-Seok Oh, Jeong-Gyu Choi
STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To compare the radiographic and clinical results of anterior support with nonexpandable cage with those of expandable cage. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The goals of surgical treatment in patients with thoracolumbar angular kyphosis are to improve the neurologic deficit through neural decompression, to restore the normal alignment by correction of deformity and stabilize the spinal column by arthrodesis...
June 28, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
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