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Scott Stratton, Namdev B Shelke, Kazunori Hoshino, Swetha Rudraiah, Sangamesh G Kumbar
A variety of engineered scaffolds have been created for tissue engineering using polymers, ceramics and their composites. Biomimicry has been adopted for majority of the three-dimensional (3D) scaffold design both in terms of physicochemical properties, as well as bioactivity for superior tissue regeneration. Scaffolds fabricated via salt leaching, particle sintering, hydrogels and lithography have been successful in promoting cell growth in vitro and tissue regeneration in vivo. Scaffold systems derived from decellularization of whole organs or tissues has been popular due to their assured biocompatibility and bioactivity...
December 2016: Bioactive Materials
Shridhar C Ghagane, Sridevi I Puranik, Vijay M Kumbar, Rajendra B Nerli, Sunil S Jalalpure, Murigendra B Hiremath, Shivayogeeswar Neelagund, Ravindranath Aladakatti
BACKGROUND: To determine the phytochemical constituents, antioxidant, and anticancer activities of Leea indica leaf extracts on DU-145 and PC-3 human prostate cancer cell lines. METHODS: Leaf sample was subjected to Soxhlet extraction method with increasing polarity of solvents, namely, chloroform, ethyl acetate, methanol, ethanol, and aqueous. Phytochemical screening was done using different biochemical tests. Quantitative analysis for phenol was determined by Folin-Ciocalteu reagent method...
March 2017: Integrative medicine research
M Sean Peach, Daisy M Ramos, Roshan James, Nicole L Morozowich, Augustus D Mazzocca, Steven B Doty, Harry R Allcock, Sangamesh G Kumbar, Cato T Laurencin
Rotator cuff (RC) tears represent a large proportion of musculoskeletal injuries attended to at the clinic and thereby make RC repair surgeries one of the most widely performed musculoskeletal procedures. Despite the high incidence rate of RC tears, operative treatments have provided minimal functional gains and suffer from high re-tear rates. The hypocellular nature of tendon tissue poses a limited capacity for regeneration. In recent years, great strides have been made in the area of tendonogenesis and differentiation towards tendon cells due to a greater understanding of the tendon stem cell niche, development of advanced materials, improved scaffold fabrication techniques, and delineation of the phenotype development process...
2017: PloS One
S G Alegaon, P Parchure, L D Araujo, P S Salve, K R Alagawadi, S S Jalalpure, V M Kumbar
In search of new heterocyclic anticancer agents, a new quinoline-azetidinone hybrid template have been designed, synthesized and screened for their cytotoxic activity against human cancer cell lines such as Hep G2, and Hep 3B by the MTT assay and results were compared with paclitaxel, 5-fluorouracil and doxorubicin. Interestingly, some of the compounds were found significantly active against both cell lines. The compound 6f (IC50=0.04±0.01µM) exhibited potent antiproliferation activity against Hep G2 cell line, and 6j compound (IC50=0...
April 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Ohan S Manoukian, Rita Matta, Justin Letendre, Paige Collins, Augustus D Mazzocca, Sangamesh G Kumbar
Electrospinning has emerged as a simple, elegant, and scalable technique that can be used to fabricate polymeric nanofibers. Pure polymers as well as blends and composites of both natural and synthetic ones have been successfully electrospun into nanofiber matrices for many biomedical applications. Tissue-engineered medical implants, such as polymeric nanofiber scaffolds, are potential alternatives to autografts and allografts, which are short in supply and carry risks of disease transmission. These scaffolds have been used to engineer various soft tissues, including connective tissues, such as skin, ligament, and tendon, as well as nonconnective ones, such as vascular, muscle, and neural tissue...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
Gloria E Hwang, Sanjay Kumbar, Todd Stitik, John S Georgy, Hoss Hanna
Injection techniques for carpal tunnel syndrome have evolved from landmark palpation injection techniques to more accurate ultrasound-guided approaches. Presented is a case report describing a technique serendipitously discovered during a carpal ligament fenestration. The case involved a 66-year-old man with a diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. After a failed attempt at treatment using a wrist splint and activity modification, he was treated by median nerve hydrodissection with 100% temporary pain relief...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Lalathaksha Kumbar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Nephrology News & Issues
Lalathaksha Kumbar, Vivek Soi, Elizabeth Adams, Cheryl Brown Deacon, Mohamed Zidan, Jerry Yee
Background Infiltrations from cannulation result in significant morbidity including loss of hemodialysis (HD) vascular access (VA). Cannulation is dependent on personnel skill and VA characteristics. Surface marking of VA lacks real-time information and traditional ultrasound (US) devices are large, expensive, requiring skilled operators. Sonic Window© (Analogic Ultrasound, Peabody, MA, USA) is a coronal mode ultrasound device (CMUD) approved for VA cannulation. Methods Single center randomized, prospective pilot study comparing handheld US-guided cannulation of new arteriovenous fistula (AVF) to standard cannulation practices...
January 9, 2017: Hemodialysis International
Rajeshwari Kumbar, Nandkumar Dravid, Karibasappa Gundabaktha Nagappa, Chakor Rokade
INTRODUCTION: Infectious granulomatous dermatitis is a distinctive entity of chronic inflammation. Recognizing the aetiology of granulomatous lesion is challenging to the dermatopathologist. The definitive diagnosis of the granulomatous lesions of skin with identification of aetiological agent is very essential for specific treatment and an appropriate desirable outcome. AIM: To study the histomorphology of various granulomatous lesions of skin and classify them, accordingly into different categories...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Bevinahalli N Raveesh, Ragavendra B Nayak, Shivakumar F Kumbar
The medical profession is considered to be one of the noblest professions in the world. The practice of medicine is capable of rendering noble service to humanity provided due care, sincerity, efficiency, and professional skill is observed by the doctors. However, today, the patient-doctor relationship has almost diminished its fiduciary character and has become more formal and structured. Doctors are no longer regarded as infallible and beyond questioning. Corporatization of health care has made it like any other business, and the medical profession is increasingly being guided by the profit motive rather than that of service...
October 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
Tejas Shah, Kalpana Joshi, Sanjay Mishra, Suhas Otiv, Vijay Kumbar
Folic acid (FA) and iron are essential supplements during pregnancy. Similarly effects of vitamin B12 (B12) inadequacy and high folate and low B12 status, on pregnancy outcome are available. However there are no mandatory recommendations for B12. There are many forms of B12 viz. Cyanocobalamin (Cbl), Methylcobalamin (MeCbl), Adenosylcobalamin (AdCbl), and Hydroxycobalamin (HCbl) though there is limited consensus on which form has better efficacy. In the present study we have determined effect of various forms of B12 in the presence of two FA concentrations namely normal physiological (20ng/mL; NPFA) and supra-physiological (2000ng/mL; SPFA) concentration to mimic real time situation where FA is in excess due to supplementation...
December 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Patrick M Foye, Sanjay Kumbar, Charles Koon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 6, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Roshan James, Ohan S Manoukian, Sangamesh G Kumbar
Therapeutic biomolecules often require frequent administration and supramolecular dosing to achieve therapeutic efficiencies and direct infusion into treatment or defect sites results in inadequate physiological response and at times severe side effects or mis-targeting. Delivery systems serve several purposes such as increased circulatory time, increased biomolecule half-life, and incorporation of new innovations can enable highly specific cell targeting and improved cell and nucleus permeability. Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) has become a "material of choice" due to wide availability, reproducible synthetic route, customization, versatility, biodegradability and biocompatibility...
December 15, 2016: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
Jan Trnka, Šárka Nedomová, Vojtěch Kumbár, Michal Šustr, Jaroslav Buchar
The mechanical behavior of eggshell was determined in terms of average rupture force and corresponding deformation. For the experiment, we selected goose eggs (Anser anser f. domestica). Samples of eggs were compressed along their x-axis and z-axis. The effect of the loading orientation can be described in terms of the eggshell contour curvature. Two different experimental methods were used: compression between two plates (loading rates up to 5 mm/s) and the Hopkinson split pressure bar technique. This second method enables achieving loading rates up to about 17 m/s...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Physics
Vaishali Kumbar, Jayashree Simha, Parameswara Gundappa
Pompe disease (PD) is a type II glycogen storage disease, characterised by abnormal glycogen deposition, mainly in heart and skeletal muscles, leading to progressive loss of muscle function. The infantile variety is associated with severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and generally do not reach adulthood. The juvenile variety presents with progressive muscle weakness and respiratory failure. Anaesthetic management concerns in the patient reported here were mainly due to respiratory failure, myopathy and sensitivity to muscle relaxants and significant haemodynamic changes perioperatively...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Vivek Soi, Carol L Moore, Lalathakasha Kumbar, Jerry Yee
Catheter-related bloodstream infections are a significant source of morbidity and mortality in the end-stage renal disease population. Although alternative accesses to undergoing renal replacement therapy exist, many patients begin hemodialysis with a dialysis catheter due to logistic and physiologic factors involved in arteriovenous fistula creation and maturation. Colonization of catheters via skin flora leads to the production of biofilm, which acts as a reservoir for virulent bacteria. Preventative therapies center on appropriate catheter maintenance, infection control measures, and early removal of devices as patients transition to other access...
2016: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
Rajeshwari Kumbar, Nandkumar Dravid, Dhiraj Nikumbh, Ashish Patil, Karibasappa Gundabaktha Nagappa
INTRODUCTION: Granulomatous prostatitis is a rare inflammatory condition of the prostate. Granulomatous prostatitis is important because, it mimics prostatic carcinoma clinically and hence the diagnosis can be made only by histopathological examination. AIM: To study the histomorphological features and to know the prevalence of granulomatous prostatitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Histopathological records of 1,203 prostatic specimens received in the Department of the Pathology over a period of five years (June 2009 - June 2014)...
January 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Mahesh Ramanna Gowda, Preethi Srinivasa, Prabha S Kumbar, Vinay Hosagavi Ramalingaiah, Chandrashekar Muthyalappa, Sumit Durgoji
Ketamine, a primarily FDA-approved anaesthetic agent is also used as recreational drug. Based on preclinical findings and later the clinical observations it is noted to have rapid antidepressant effect due to its mechanisms related to NMDA antagonism. In spite of established evidence of ketamine being effective in depression with significant role in treatment resistant cases as well, there was absolute dearth of literature regarding its utility in grief-related disorders. In this context we present a case of 28-year-old graduate male who presented to us in complicated grief following death of his wife due to obstetric complications...
January 2016: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
Mahadev N Kumbar, Ravindra R Kamble, Atulkumar A Kamble, Sujith Raj Salian, Sandhya Kumari, Ramya Nair, Guruprasad Kalthur, Satish Kumar Adiga, D Jagadeesh Prasad
Coumarins appended to benzimidazole through pyrazole are designed and synthesized using microwave irradiation. These compounds were analyzed for phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibition indirectly by motility pattern in human spermatozoa. Some of the synthesized compounds, namely, 5d, 5e, 5f, 5g, 5h, and 5k, have exhibited potent inhibitory activity on PDE.
2016: International Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
V Kumbar, S Nedomova, J Trnka, J Buchar, R Pytel
In practice, goose eggs are increasingly used and, therefore, the rheological properties have to be known for processing. The eggs of geese (Landes Goose, Anser anser f. domestica) were stored for one, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 wk at a constant temperature 4°C. First of all, the egg quality parameters were described in terms of egg weight, egg weight loss, egg shape index, yolk height, albumen height, yolk index, albumen index, and Haugh units. In the next step the rheological behavior of liquid egg products (egg yolk, albumen, and whole liquid egg) was studied using a concentric cylinder viscometer...
July 1, 2016: Poultry Science
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