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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122791/repair-of-challenging-non-malignant-tracheo-or-broncho-oesophageal-fistulas-by-extrathoracic-muscle-flaps
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Petra Rosskopfova, Jean Yannis Perentes, Markus Schäfer, Thorsten Krueger, Alban Lovis, Gian Dorta, Moira Baeriswyl, Hans-Beat Ris, Michel Gonzalez
OBJECTIVES: Evaluation of complex, acquired, non-malignant tracheo/broncho-oesophageal fistulas (TEF) repaired by extrathoracic pedicled muscle flaps that were, in addition to their interposition between the airways and the gastro-intestinal tract, patched into gastro-intestinal or airway defects if primary closure seemed risky. METHODS: A single institution experience of patients treated between 2003 and 2015. Twenty-two patients required TEF repair following oesophageal surgery (18), Boerhaave syndrome (1), chemotherapy for mediastinal lymphoma (1), carinal resection and irradiation (1) and laryngectomy (1); 64% of them underwent prior radio- or chemotherapy and 50% prior airway or oesophageal stenting...
January 25, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119095/unilateral-vocal-fold-adductor-paralysis-after-tracheal-intubation
#2
Takao Goto, Takaharu Nito, Rumi Ueha, Akihito Yamauchi, Taku Sato, Tatsuya Yamasoba
Vocal fold immobility is a relatively rare complication that can occur after tracheal intubation. Differential diagnoses include a rare clinical entity called unilateral vocal fold adductor paralysis in which only branches entering the thyroarytenoid and lateral cricoarytenoid muscles of the recurrent laryngeal nerve become paralyzed. Computed tomography and laryngeal electromyography are required to distinguish this condition from others such as cricoarytenoid dislocation/subluxation. Here, we describe two patients who developed vocal fold adductor paralysis after intubation...
January 21, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109571/in%C3%A2-vivo-tissue-engineering-of-human%C3%A2-airways
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Emmanuel Martinod, Joseph Paquet, Hervé Dutau, Dana M Radu, Morad Bensidhoum, Sébastien Abad, Yurdagül Uzunhan, Eric Vicaut, Hervé Petite
BACKGROUND: Airway transplantation remains a major challenge in thoracic surgery. Based on our previous laboratory work, we developed the techniques required to bioengineer a tracheal substitute in vivo using cryopreserved aortic allografts as biological matrices (Replacement of the Airways and/or the Pulmonary Vessels Using a Cryopreserved Arterial Allograft [TRACHEOBRONCART] Study, NCT01331863). We present here 2 patients who had a definitive tracheostomy for complex laryngotracheal stenoses refractory to conventional therapy...
January 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101973/heparin-cross-linked-collagen-sponge-scaffolds-improve-functional-regeneration-of-rat-tracheal-epithelium
#4
Ryosuke Nakamura, Akiko Tani, Susumu Yoshie, Masakazu Ikeda, Ikuo Wada, Akihiro Hazama, Yukio Nomoto, Yasuhiro Tada, Tatsuo Nakamura, Koichi Omori
Tracheal epithelial cells maintain airway homeostasis by mediating mucociliary clearance. Following tracheal reconstruction, timely epithelial regeneration is required to prevent respiratory compromise and infectious diseases. To achieve rapid tracheal epithelial regeneration, a heparin cross-linked collagen sponge containing fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) was prepared as a graft for tracheal reconstruction. The heparin cross-linked sponge exhibited a high FGF-2 retaining capacity, and tracheal epithelial and mesenchymal cells cultured in this sponge containing FGF-2 showed high proliferative capacities...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939405/foxp3-regulatory-t-cell-ameliorates-microvasculature-in-the-rejection-of-mouse-orthotopic-tracheal-transplants
#5
Mohammad Afzal Khan, Fatimah Alanazi, Hala Abdalrahman Ahmed, Falah Hassan Al-Mohanna, Abdullah Mohammed Assiri, Dieter Clemens Broering
Microvascular loss may be a root cause of chronic rejection in lung transplants, which leads to the bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome. Previous research implicates T regulatory cell (Treg) as a key component of immune modulation, however, Treg has never been examined as a reparative mediator to salvage microvasculature during transplantation. Here, we reconstituted purified Tregs in to allografts, and serially monitored allografts for tissue oxygenation, microvascular perfusion for four weeks. We demonstrated that Tregs reconstitution of allografts significantly improve tissue oxygenation, microvascular flow, epithelial repair, number of CD4(+)CD25(high)FOXP3(+) Tregs, followed by an upregulation of proinflammatory, angiogenic and regulatory genes, while prevented subepithelial deposition of CD4(+)T cells at d10, and collagen at d28 post-transplantation...
December 9, 2016: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925229/plga-ptmc-cultured-bone-mesenchymal-stem-cell-scaffold-enhances-cartilage-regeneration-in-tissue-engineered-tracheal-transplantation
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Bingyang Yan, Zhipei Zhang, Xiaoping Wang, Yunfeng Ni, Yongshi Liu, Tao Liu, Wuping Wang, Hao Xing, Ying Sun, Jian Wang, Xiao-Fei Li
The treatment of long-segment tracheal defect requires the transplantation of effective tracheal substitute, and the tissue-engineered trachea (TET) has been proposed as an ideal tracheal substitute. The major cause of the failure of segmental tracheal defect reconstruction by TET is airway collapse caused by the chondromalacia of TET cartilage. The key to maintain the TET structure is the regeneration of chondrocytes in cartilage, which can secrete plenty of cartilage matrices. To address the problem of the chondromalacia of TET cartilage, this study proposed an improved strategy...
December 7, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916370/tanshinone-iia-attenuates-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-to-inhibit-the-tracheal-narrowing
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Hongtao Duan, Lijie Ma, Honggang Liu, Yong Zhang, Zhipei Zhang, Xiaolong Yan, Xiaofei Li
BACKGROUND: This study examines the effects of tanshinone IIA (TIIA) on epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in tracheal transplantation and the ability of TIIA to inhibit tracheal narrowing after tracheal transplantation. Mechanisms that may be involved in this process are also explored. METHODS: Human bronchial epithelial cells were treated in vitro with TGF-β1 for 72 h. The cells were pretreated with TIIA (40 μg/mL) or DMSO for 2 h before TGF-β1 stimulation...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873529/tracheal-allotransplantation-and-regeneration
#8
P Delaere, M Molitor
Non-malignant and malignant obstruction of the tracheal airway causes significant morbidity and mortality. With increased use of artificial airways, benign and iatrogenic complications are increasing. A tracheal stenosis that is less than 5 cm in length can be resected with end-to-end anastomosis. Longer tracheal lesions can be treated in a palliative way by placement of a stent to secure airway lumen patency. The management of tracheal defects is an evolving field. Tracheal transplantation and tracheal regeneration may provide major treatment advances to cases with long-segment tracheal involvement...
2016: Acta Chirurgiae Plasticae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870822/comparison-of-total-lung-capacity-determined-by-plethysmography-with-computed-tomographic-segmentation-using-caliper
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Andrew J Matsumoto, Brian J Bartholmai, Mark E Wylam
PURPOSE: Traditionally, determination of total lung capacity (TLC) by plethysmography (TLCpleth) has been important in the diagnosis of lung diseases. Alternatively, data acquired from computerized tomography (CT) can be utilized to calculate a measure of TLC (TLCCT). The clinical utility of TLCCT is not certain. We sought to determine, in a clinical setting, whether TLCCT correlates with TLCpleth across a range of lung diseases and scanning techniques. In addition, we determined whether TLCCT affects the interpretation of pulmonary function tests...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811563/systemic-fungal-infections-in-donors-for-corneal-transplantation
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Sheila Pabon, Thomas D Lindquist, Thomas D Miller, Bennie H Jeng
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of postkeratoplasty fungal infection when corneal tissue from donors with a recent medical history of oral thrush or respiratory, urine, wound, sputum, bronchial, tracheal, or throat culture positive for fungus is identified before recovery and after decontamination of the corneal tissue with 5% povidone-iodine flush to the donors' eyes during recovery. METHODS: This is a prospective analysis of corneas from 42 donors with a documented medical history of fungus or positive fungal culture, which were recovered between January 2010 and November 2010...
January 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804215/simultaneously-targeting-myofibroblast-contractility-and-extracellular-matrix-cross-linking-as-a-therapeutic-concept-in-airway-fibrosis
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Y-C Lin, Y K Sung, X Jiang, M Peters-Golden, M R Nicolls
Fibrosis after solid organ transplantation is considered an irreversible process and remains the major cause of graft dysfunction and death with limited therapies. This remodeling is characterized by aberrant accumulation of contractile myofibroblasts that deposit excessive extracellular matrix (ECM) and increase tissue stiffness. Studies demonstrate, however, that a stiff ECM itself promotes fibroblast-to-myofibroblast differentiation, stimulating further ECM production. This creates a positive feedback loop that perpetuates fibrosis...
November 2, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788126/3d-printed-polyurethane-prosthesis-for-partial-tracheal-reconstruction-a-pilot-animal-study
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Soo Yeon Jung, Sang Jin Lee, Ha Yeong Kim, Hae Sang Park, Zhan Wang, Hyun Jun Kim, James J Yoo, Sung Min Chung, Han Su Kim
A ready-made, acellular patch-type prosthesis is desirable in repairing partial tracheal defects in the clinical setting. However, many of these prostheses may not show proper biological integration and biomechanical function when they are transplanted. In this study, we developed a novel 3D printed polyurethane (PU) tracheal scaffold with micro-scale architecture to allow host tissue infiltration and adequate biomechanical properties to withstand physiological tracheal condition. A half-pipe shaped PU scaffold (1...
October 27, 2016: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780343/gene-editing-and-genetic-lung-disease-basic-research-meets-therapeutic-application
#13
Deepthi Alapati, Edward E Morrisey
While our understanding of the genetics and pathology of congenital lung diseases such as surfactant protein deficiency, cystic fibrosis and alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency is extensive, treatment options are lacking. Since the lung is a barrier organ in direct communication with the external environment, targeted delivery of gene corrective technologies to the respiratory system via intra-tracheal or intranasal routes is an attractive option for therapy. CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology is a promising approach to repair or inactivate disease causing mutations...
October 25, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713198/-the-history-and-development-of-experimental-rodent-models-of-chronic-lung-allograft-dysfunction-after-lung-transplantation
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Hidemi Suzuki, Atsushi Hata, Yuki Shina, Takamasa Yun, Kazuhisa Tanaka, Yuichi Sakairi, Hironobu Wada, Taiki Fujiwara, Takahiro Nakajima, Takekazu Iwata, Masako Chiyo, Shigetoshi Yoshida, Ichiro Yoshino
Chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) is a critical impediment to the long-term survival after lung transplantation. A rat orthotopic lung transplantation model was developed in the early 1970s, and using this model, our laboratory has shown that the immunopathogenesis of CLAD involves both allogeneic immunity and autoimmunity. However, further investigation of CLAD is limited by the scarcity of transgenic and knockout strains. The model most widely used to study CLAD, the mouse model of heterotopic tracheal transplantation, has some incomplete pathophysiologic features of CLAD, which limits the utility of this model...
October 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696973/tracheal-tissue-engineering-in-vivo-biocompatibility-of-mechanically-stripped-allogenic-rabbit-trachea-with-autologous-epithelial-covering
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Margot Den Hondt, Bart M Vanaudenaerde, Erik K Verbeken, Jan J Vranckx
BACKGROUND: Successful trachea transplantation comprises the use of biocompatible constructs with little immune-reactivity, submucosal revascularization and creation of an epithelial covering. Allogenic chondrocytes might be protected from an overt immune-response due to physical isolation. Our aim was to evaluate in-vivo biocompatibility of allotracheae, stripped of their highly-immunogenic inner lining. Secondly, we established whether these constructs might serve as suitable scaffolds for autologous epithelial grafting...
October 4, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631002/applications-of-chondrocyte-based-cartilage-engineering-an-overview
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Abdul-Rehman Phull, Seong-Hui Eo, Qamar Abbas, Madiha Ahmed, Song Ja Kim
Chondrocytes are the exclusive cells residing in cartilage and maintain the functionality of cartilage tissue. Series of biocomponents such as different growth factors, cytokines, and transcriptional factors regulate the mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) differentiation to chondrocytes. The number of chondrocytes and dedifferentiation are the key limitations in subsequent clinical application of the chondrocytes. Different culture methods are being developed to overcome such issues. Using tissue engineering and cell based approaches, chondrocytes offer prominent therapeutic option specifically in orthopedics for cartilage repair and to treat ailments such as tracheal defects, facial reconstruction, and urinary incontinence...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614085/orthotopic-tracheal-transplantation-using-human-bronchus-an-original-xenotransplant-model-of-obliterative-airway-disorder
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Julien Guihaire, Ryo Itagaki, Mandy Stubbendorff, Xiaoqin Hua, Tobias Deuse, Sebastian Ullrich, Elie Fadel, Peter Dorfmüller, Robert C Robbins, Hermann Reichenspurner, Udo Schumacher, Sonja Schrepfer
Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) is a main cause of allograft dysfunction and mortality after lung transplantation (LTx). A better understanding of BOS pathogenesis is needed to overcome this treatment-refractory complication. Orthotopic tracheal transplantation using human bronchus was performed in Brown Norway (BN) and nude (RNU) rats. Allografts were recovered in both strains at Day 7 (BN7 , n = 6; RNU7 , n = 7) or Day 28 (BN28 , n = 6; RNU28 , n = 6). Immune response of the host against the bronchial graft was assessed...
December 2016: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590486/reduction-of-obliterative-bronchiolitis-ob-by-prolyl-hydroxylase-inhibitors-activating-hypoxia-inducible-transcription-factors-in-an-experimental-mouse-model
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Christian Heim, Benjamin Motsch, Sabina Jalilova, Wanja M Bernhardt, Martina Ramsperger-Gleixner, Nicolai Burzlaff, Michael Weyand, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Stephan M Ensminger
BACKGROUND: Obliterative bronchiolitis (OB) is the major limiting factor for long-term survival after lung transplantation. As previously shown, donor treatment with a PHD-inhibitor activating hypoxia-inducible transcription factors (HIFs) prevents graft injury both in an allogenic kidney and aortic allograft transplant model. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of HIF activation with a PHD-inhibitor on the development of OB. METHODS: Fully MHC-mismatched C57BL/6 (H-2(b)) donor tracheas were orthotopically transplanted into CBA/J (H-2(k)) recipients...
November 2016: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575658/endoscopic-peroral-jejunal-fecal-microbiota-transplantation
#19
Alexander Link, Tim Lachmund, Christian Schulz, Jochen Weigt, Peter Malfertheiner
BACKGROUND: Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is a valuable treatment modality for recurrent Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) colitis. Multiple questions including the best delivery route and volume remain unanswered. Here, we report a case series of high-volume FMT using endoscopic jejunal application route. METHODS: In prospective observational study, FMT was performed using fresh specimen from healthy unrelated donors to the patients with recurrent or refractory C...
November 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27556147/percutaneous-dilatation-tracheostomy-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-device-and-established-phenprocoumon-therapy
#20
Andreas Schaefer, Yvonne Schneeberger, Daniel Reichart, Alexander M Bernhardt, Mathias Kubik, Markus J Barten, Florian M Wagner, Stefan Kluge, Hermann Reichenspurner, Sebastian A Philipp
Over the last decade the number of heart transplantations declined and the number of implanted left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) markedly increased. Accordingly, common intensive care interventions rise and present their own challenges, especially due to the necessary anticoagulation regimen. One of these procedures is percutaneous dilatation tracheostomy (PDT). We herein report our experience with 34 patients with LVAD and established phrenprocoumon therapy (INR 2.1 ± 0.9, PTT 68.9 ± 19.0 sec...
August 22, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
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