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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454381/optimized-construction-of-muc1-vntrn-dna-vaccine-and-its-anti-pancreatic-cancer-efficacy
#1
Yuan-Feng Gong, Quan-Bo Zhou, Ya-Di Liao, Cong Mai, Tie-Jun Chen, Yun-Qiang Tang, Ru-Fu Chen
Considering mucin 1-variable number tandem repeat (MUC1-VNTRn) as a novel target for pancreatic cancer immunotherapy, the present study aimed to screen and identify the pVAX1-MUC1-VNTRn DNA vaccine with the strongest immunogenicity. Following construction of a pVAX1-MUC1-VNTRn plasmid, immature dendritic cells (DCs) were subjected to transfection, and mature DCs were then co-cultured with autologous T-cells. The numbers of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) secreting interferon (IFN)-γ were determined using an enzyme-linked immunospot assay, and CytoTox(®) was also used to examine the MUC1-VNTRn-specific Lethal effect of CTLs on Capan2 cells...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454328/reconstruction-of-mandibular-defects-with-autogenous-bone-and-decellularized-bovine-bone-grafts-with-freeze-dried-bone-marrow-stem-cell-paracrine-factors
#2
Ann Kakabadze, Konstantine Mardaleishvili, George Loladze, Lia Karalashvili, Gocha Chutkerashvili, David Chakhunashvili, Zurab Kakabadze
The gold standard following segmental mandibulectomy is vascularized autologous bone graft in the form of the fibula flap. However, in bone reconstruction the use of autogenous bone does not always guarantee a successful outcome. The aim of the present investigation was to develop a novel biologically active bone (BAB) graft, and to use it for the reconstruction of large size defects of the mandible bone following tumor resection. In the first part of the present study, biologically active bone graft was developed by using human freeze-dried bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) paracrine factors and three-dimensional bone scaffold derived from cancellous bovine bone following decellularization...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454186/distribution-and-clearance-of-blood-constituents-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-rats-mechanisms-and-relevance-for-functional-outcomes
#3
Zhanyin Chen, Yuhang Liang, Fengjian Chen, Haifeng Lin, Yiyi Chen, Guolin He
Background and Objective To evaluate the impact of blood clearance mechanisms on neurologic damage and functional outcomes after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in rats. Methods A rat model of ICH was established through pre-cannulation and injection of autologous arterial blood into the caudate nucleus. Blood was supplemented with 6-amino-caproic acid (a procoagulant), low-molecular-weight heparin (an anticoagulant), or vehicle. Relationships between hematoma volume and edema size and neurologic damage were assessed at different times...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453798/caveolin-2-a-facultative-marker-of-unfavourable-prognosis-in-long-term-patency-rate-of-internal-thoracic-artery-grafts-used-in-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-preliminary-report
#4
Agnieszka Malinska, Zuzanna Podemska, Patrycja Sujka-Kordowska, Wojciech Witkiewicz, Michal Nowicki, Bartlomiej Perek, Martin Witt
OBJECTIVES: Intimal hyperplasia leading to graft failure in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is related to vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) proliferation. SMCs respond to a variety of mediators, the most important of which is platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF). The platelet-derived growth factor-induced cellular response has been shown to be mediated by caveolins. The aim of this study was to analyze CAV1-3 expression in internal thoracic artery (ITA) grafts used in CABG and correlate their expression with graft occlusion...
May 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447994/scaling-of-engineered-vascular-grafts-using-3d-printed-guides-and-the-ring-stacking-method
#5
Cameron B Pinnock, Zhengfan Xu, Mai T Lam
Coronary artery disease remains a leading cause of death, affecting millions of Americans. With the lack of autologous vascular grafts available, engineered grafts offer great potential for patient treatment. However, engineered vascular grafts are generally not easily scalable, requiring manufacture of custom molds or polymer tubes in order to customize to different sizes, constituting a time-consuming and costly practice. Human arteries range in lumen diameter from about 2.0-38 mm and in wall thickness from about 0...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447921/the-effectiveness-of-acute-normolvolemic-hemodilution-and-autologous-prime-on-intraoperative-blood-management-during-cardiac-surgery
#6
Alfred H Stammers, Linda B Mongero, Eric Tesdahl, Andrew Stasko, Samuel Weinstein
OBJECTIVE: Intraoperative blood management during cardiac surgery is a multifaceted process incorporating various interventions directed at optimizing oxygen delivery and enhancing hemostasis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of acute normovolemic hemodilution (ANH) and autologous priming (AP) on preserving the hematocrit during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHOD: Case records from a national registry of adult patients who underwent cardiac surgery between January and October 2016 were reviewed...
April 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447876/intrinsic-mesenchymal-stem-cell-dysfunction-in-diabetes-mellitus-implications-for-autologous-cell-therapy
#7
Mari van de Vyver
Mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow (BM-MSCs) have multi-functional properties that have made them a promising therapeutic agent for many regenerative, anti-inflammatory, and auto-immune applications. Under chronic pathological conditions, however, BM-MSCs can become functionally compromised due to long term exposure to changes in the systemic and localized stem cell niche micro-environments. In addition to the fact that functionally compromised BM-MSCs may be therapeutically ineffective, the impairment of BM-MSCs is potentially a contributing factor to disease progression and the development of co-morbidities...
April 27, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447277/assessment-of-pd-1-positive-cells-on-initial-and-secondary-resected-tumor-specimens-of-newly-diagnosed-glioblastoma-and-its-implications-on-patient-outcome
#8
Tsubasa Miyazaki, Eiichi Ishikawa, Masahide Matsuda, Hiroyoshi Akutsu, Satoru Osuka, Noriaki Sakamoto, Shingo Takano, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Koji Tsuboi, Akira Matsumura
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common type of malignant brain tumor and has a very poor prognosis. Most patients relapse within 12 months despite aggressive treatment and patient outcome after recurrent is extremely worse. This study was designed to clarify the change of the molecular expression, including programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and PD-ligand 1 (PD-L1), on the initial and secondary resected tumor specimens and to address the influence of these expressions for patient outcome after second surgery of glioblastoma...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447222/feeding-strategies-in-pediatric-cancer-patients-with-gastrointestinal-mucositis-a-multicenter-prospective-observational-study-and-international-survey
#9
Nicoline S S Kuiken, Edmond H H M Rings, Marry M van den Heuvel-Eibrink, Marianne D van de Wetering, Wim J E Tissing
INTRODUCTION: Currently, there is no adequate prevention or treatment for both oral and gastrointestinal mucositis induced by chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. Supportive care of symptoms plays a primary role during mucositis in the pediatric clinical setting. We aimed to get insight in the currently used feeding strategies in clinical practice in pediatric cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced mucositis. METHODS: A prospective observational study was performed to identify feeding strategies after chemotherapy courses causing mucositis in almost all patients at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam (AMC), and the Princess Maxima Center Utrecht (PMC)...
April 26, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446683/what-s-old-is-new-again-autologous-stem-cell-transplant-for-amd
#10
Leah C Byrne
Transplanted RPE cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells maintained vision and were well tolerated in a patient with age-related macular degeneration.
April 26, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446042/the-use-of-fibroblasts-for-ameliorating-structural-changes-associated-with-skin-aging
#11
Toshimitsu Itaya, Tatsuo Hirai, Takahisa Hirai, Hideki Numoto, Hideo Takeda, Minoru Ueda
Various causes underlie the structural changes associated with skin aging. To treat these problems, surgical or non-surgical approaches are available. One of the non-surgical approaches- regeneration therapy-has become the focus of research and clinical applications. In an earlier clinical study, we injected fibroblasts into the nasolabial region and lips to counter the structural changes associated with skin aging. Assessments performed 12 months after the first injection showed mostly adequate satisfaction scores...
April 27, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445724/quantification-of-the-impact-of-the-hiv-1-glycan-shield-on-antibody-elicitation
#12
Tongqing Zhou, Nicole A Doria-Rose, Cheng Cheng, Guillaume B E Stewart-Jones, Gwo-Yu Chuang, Michael Chambers, Aliaksandr Druz, Hui Geng, Krisha McKee, Young Do Kwon, Sijy O'Dell, Mallika Sastry, Stephen D Schmidt, Kai Xu, Lei Chen, Rita E Chen, Mark K Louder, Marie Pancera, Timothy G Wanninger, Baoshan Zhang, Anqi Zheng, S Katie Farney, Kathryn E Foulds, Ivelin S Georgiev, M Gordon Joyce, Thomas Lemmin, Sandeep Narpala, Reda Rawi, Cinque Soto, John-Paul Todd, Chen-Hsiang Shen, Yaroslav Tsybovsky, Yongping Yang, Peng Zhao, Barton F Haynes, Leonidas Stamatatos, Michael Tiemeyer, Lance Wells, Diana G Scorpio, Lawrence Shapiro, Adrian B McDermott, John R Mascola, Peter D Kwong
While the HIV-1-glycan shield is known to shelter Env from the humoral immune response, its quantitative impact on antibody elicitation has been unclear. Here, we use targeted deglycosylation to measure the impact of the glycan shield on elicitation of antibodies against the CD4 supersite. We engineered diverse Env trimers with select glycans removed proximal to the CD4 supersite, characterized their structures and glycosylation, and immunized guinea pigs and rhesus macaques. Immunizations yielded little neutralization against wild-type viruses but potent CD4-supersite neutralization (titers 1: >1,000,000 against four-glycan-deleted autologous viruses with over 90% breadth against four-glycan-deleted heterologous strains exhibiting tier 2 neutralization character)...
April 25, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445366/biomechanical-integrity-in-craniofacial-surgery-calvarial-reconstruction-in-favorable-and-infected-defects-with-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2
#13
Zoe M MacIsaac, Sarah E Henderson, Sameer Shakir, Sanjay Naran, Darren M Smith, Liliana Camison, James J Cray, Alejandro J Almarza, Gregory M Cooper, Joseph E Losee
BACKGROUND: The limitations of autologous and alloplastic reconstruction for craniofacial bone defects have created a clinical need for viable tissue-engineering strategies. Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) has shown promise in this setting. The aim of this study was to determine the long-term biomechanical properties of rhBMP-2-mediated calvarial reconstruction. METHODS: Twelve-week-old New Zealand White rabbits underwent subtotal calvarectomy...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445351/breast-cancer-and-reconstruction-normative-data-for-interpreting-the-breast-q
#14
Lily R Mundy, Karen Homa, Anne F Klassen, Andrea L Pusic, Carolyn L Kerrigan
BACKGROUND: The BREAST-Q is a patient-reported outcome instrument used to evaluate outcomes in patients undergoing breast cancer surgery and reconstruction. Normative values for the BREAST-Q breast cancer modules have not been established, limiting data interpretation. METHODS: Participants were recruited by means of the Army of Women, an online community of women (with and without breast cancer), to complete Mastectomy, Breast Conserving Therapy, and Reconstruction preoperative BREAST-Q scales...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445349/surgical-determinants-of-patient-reported-outcomes-following-postmastectomy-reconstruction-in-women-with-breast-cancer
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Ranjeet Jeevan, John P Browne, Carmel Gulliver-Clarke, Jerome Pereira, Christopher M Caddy, Jan H P van der Meulen, David A Cromwell
BACKGROUND: This national prospective cohort study compared the patient-reported outcomes of breast cancer patients undergoing postmastectomy autologous reconstruction to those who had breast implants, in terms of aesthetic appearance; levels of psychological, physical, and sexual well-being; and overall satisfaction. METHODS: Of 5063 women who underwent immediate reconstruction (n = 3349) or delayed reconstruction (n = 1714) between January 1, 2008, and March 31, 2009, in England, 2923 women who gave informed consent were sent validated, procedure-specific, 18-month follow-up questionnaires...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445194/successful-treatment-of-stable-vitiligo-by-low-density-cultured-autologous-melanocyte-transplantation-combined-with-narrowband-ultraviolet-b-therapy
#16
Lei Yao, Yuanyuan Liu, Yang Song, Shuxia Zhong, Shanshan Li
BACKGROUND: Cultured autologous melanocyte transplantation (CMT) is an effective treatment for stable vitiligo, but the current method is time consuming and expensive because of the requirement of a large number of melanocytes. OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical effect of low-density CMT combined with narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) in treating stable vitiligo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors treated 8 patients with CMT at a low cell density (less than 2...
April 24, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445085/regenerative-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-cosmetic-defect-following-nuss-procedure
#17
Flavio Facchini, Marco Ghionzoli, Alessandra Martin, Sara Tanini, Sara Ugolini, Roberto Lo Piccolo, Antonio Messineo
BACKGROUND: In the past decade, the minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum (MIRPE) has become the treatment of choice for severe pectus excavatum (PE), proving acceptable to excellent cosmetic results. Recently, autologous fat grafting (FG) has been identified in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery to ideally handle volume and contour defects. We report our experience about FG in the treatment of residual minor defects after MIRPE and a proposal for a new indication of this largely adopted technique...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445013/comparison-of-two-apheresis-systems-of-cobe-and-optia-for-autologous-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-collection
#18
Se Na Lee, Ji Yeon Sohn, Jung Hee Kong, Hyeon Seok Eom, Hyewon Lee, Sun Young Kong
Peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplantation following myeloablative therapy is a mainstay of treatment for various types of malignancies. This study aimed to evaluate the differences between the Optia MNC and COBE Spectra MNC systems (Terumo BCT, Japan) according to apheresis procedures and the parameters of apheresis, products, and collection. The clinical data of 74 patients who underwent autologous PBSC collection from July 2012 to July 2015 were reviewed retrospectively. The patients comprised 48 (65%) men and 26 (35%) women with a median age of 56 yr (range, 23-66 yr)...
July 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444407/-aseptic-loosening-of-total-ankle-replacement-and-conversion-to-ankle-arthrodesis
#19
M D Wimmer, M Hettchen, M M Ploeger, B Hintermann, D C Wirtz, A Barg
OBJECTIVE: To remove loosened prosthesis components, to perform augmentation, to address osseous defects, to perform neutrally aligned ankle arthrodesis, and to achieve postoperative pain relief. INDICATIONS: Symptomatic, aseptic loosening of total ankle replacement (TAR) with/without substantial bone defect of the tibial and/or talar bone stock. CONTRAINDICATIONS: General surgical or anesthesiological risks, periprosthetic infection, local or systemic infection, nonmanageable soft tissue problems...
April 25, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443569/can-a-small-intestine-segment-be-an-alternative-biological-conduit-for-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
#20
Mehmet S Arda, Emre A Koçman, Emre Özkara, Erdem Söztutar, Orhan Özatik, Aydan Köse, Cengiz Çetin
BACKGROUND: Autologous nerve grafts (ANG) are used to bridge peripheral nerve defects. Limited sources and donor site morbidity are the major problems of peripheral nerve grafts. Although various types of autologous grafts such as arteries, veins and muscles have been recommended, an ideal conduit has not been described yet. AIMS: The purpose of present study is to investigate the effectiveness of small intestinal conduit (SIC) for peripheral nerve defects. STUDY DESIGN: Animal experimentation...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
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