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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429644/a-systematic-review-of-discomfort-due-to-toe-or-ear-clipping-in-laboratory-rodents
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Kimberley E Wever, Florentine J Geessink, Michelle A E Brouwer, Alice Tillema, Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga
Toe clipping and ear clipping (also ear notching or ear punching) are frequently used methods for individual identification of laboratory rodents. These procedures potentially cause severe discomfort, which can reduce animal welfare and distort experimental results. However, no systematic summary of the evidence on this topic currently exists. We conducted a systematic review of the evidence for discomfort due to toe or ear clipping in rodents. The review methodology was pre-specified in a registered review protocol...
January 1, 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428920/surgical-strategy-and-techniques-for-low-profile-dorsal-plating-in-treating-dorsally-displaced-unstable-distal-radius-fractures
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Yoshitaka Hamada, Hiroyuki Gotani, Naohito Hibino, Yoshitaka Tanaka, Ryousuke Satoh, Kousuke Sasaki, Thepparat Kanchanathepsak
Background The low-profile dorsal locking plating (DLP) technique is useful for treating dorsally comminuted intra-articular distal radius fractures; however, due to the complications associated with DLP, the technique is not widely used. Methods A retrospective review of 24 consecutive cases treated with DLP were done. Results All cases were classified into two types by surgical strategy according to the fracture pattern. In type 1, there is a volar fracture line distal to the watershed line in the dorsally displaced fragment, and this type is treated by H-framed DLP...
May 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428640/transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-plays-an-important-role-in-enhancing-wound-healing-by-topical-application-of-povidone-iodine
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Li Wang, Wenhan Qin, Yaying Zhou, Bin Chen, Xiaoqing Zhao, Hailin Zhao, Emma Mi, Ella Mi, Qingmei Wang, Jiaolin Ning
Povidone-iodine (PVI) is principally used as an antimicrobial agent. It has been found that 0.5% PVI can attenuate congestion, edema and pain induced by pressure sores. Thus this study aimed to assess the effects of 0.5% PVI on acute skin wounds. Four full-thickness excisional wounds were generated on the dorsal skin of male Sprague-Dawley rats with a 10-mm sterile punch. Two wounds were left untreated and the other two were dressed with gauze with 0.5% PVI for 1 hour per day for the first 5 days after injury...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427476/regeneration-of-full-thickness-skin-defects-by-differentiated-adipose-derived-stem-cells-into-fibroblast-like-cells-by-fibroblast-conditioned-medium
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Woojune Hur, Hoon Young Lee, Hye Sook Min, Maierdanjiang Wufuer, Chang-Won Lee, Ji An Hur, Sang Hyon Kim, Byeung Kyu Kim, Tae Hyun Choi
BACKGROUND: Fibroblasts are ubiquitous cells in the human body and are absolutely necessary for wound healing such as for injured skin. This role of fibroblasts was the reason why we aimed to differentiate human adipose-derived stem cells (hADSCs) into fibroblasts and to test their wound healing potency. Recent reports on hADSC-derived conditioned medium have indicated stimulation of collagen synthesis as well as migration of dermal fibroblasts in wound sites with these cells. Similarly, human fibroblast-derived conditioned medium (F-CM) was reported to contain a variety of factors known to be important for growth of skin...
April 20, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426459/the-association-between-cmv-viremia-or-endoscopic-features-and-histopathological-characteristics-of-cmv-colitis-in-patients-with-underlying-ulcerative-colitis
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Hong Yang, Weixun Zhou, Hong Lv, Dongsheng Wu, Yunlu Feng, Huijun Shu, Meng Jin, Lingling Hu, Qiang Wang, Dong Wu, Jie Chen, Jiaming Qian
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection has been shown to be related to severe or steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis (UC) flare-ups. The aim of this study was to evaluate the endoscopic and pathological characteristics of CMV colitis in patients with UC and to assess the predictive value of the endoscopic and pathological features of CMV colitis. METHODS: A total of 50 consecutive UC patients with CMV infection who were admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital from 2010 to 2015 were enrolled in this study...
May 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421567/early-biomarker-response-and-patient-preferences-to-oral-and-intramuscular-vitamin-b12-substitution-in-primary-care-a-randomised-parallel-group-trial
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Corina Metaxas, Deborah Mathis, Cyrill Jeger, Kurt Eduard Hersberger, Isabelle Arnet, Philipp Walter
BACKGROUND: Vitamin B12 (VB12) deficiency can be treated with oral high-dose substitution or intramuscular (i.m.) injection of VB12. Whenever alternative routes of administration exist, patient preferences should be considered when choosing the treatment. We aimed to assess outpatient preferences towards oral or IM VB12 substitution and confirm noninferiority of early biomarker response with oral treatment, in a typical primary care population. METHODS: Prospective randomised nonblinded parallel-group trial...
April 19, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418232/high-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-uptake-and-early-adherence-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-transgender-women-at-risk-for-hiv-infection-the-prep-brasil-demonstration-project
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Brenda Hoagland, Ronaldo I Moreira, Raquel B De Boni, Esper G Kallas, José Valdez Madruga, Ricardo Vasconcelos, Silvia Goulart, Thiago S Torres, Luana M S Marins, Peter L Anderson, Paula M Luz, Iuri da Costa Leite, Albert Y Liu, Valdilea G Veloso, Beatriz Grinsztejn
INTRODUCTION: The efficacy of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in preventing sexual acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is well established. Little is known about the feasibility of PrEP implementation in middle-income settings with concentrated epidemics among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW). METHODS: PrEP Brasil is a prospective, multicentre, open-label demonstration project assessing PrEP delivery in the context of the Brazilian Public Health System...
April 6, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418057/geometry-dependent-compressive-responses-in-nanoimprinted-submicron-structured-shape-memory-polyurethane
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Wei Li Lee, Hong Yee Low, Christine Ortiz
High resolution surface textures, when rationally designed, provide an attractive surface engineering approach to enhance surface functionalities. Designing smart surfaces by coupling surface texture with shape memory polymers has garnered attention in achieving tunable mechanical properties. We investigate the structure-mechanical property relationships for programmable, shape-memorizing submicron-scale pillar arrays subjected to flat-punch compression. The geometrically-dependent deformation of structured surfaces with two different aspect ratios (250 nm-pillars 1 : 1 and 550 nm-pillars 2...
April 18, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410135/custom-built-tools-for-the-study-of-deer-antler-biology
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Wenhui Chu, Haiping Zhao, Junde Li, Chunyi Li
Deer antlers can be developed into multiple novel models to study growth and development of tissues for biomedical research. To facilitate this process, we have invented and further refined five custom-built tools through three decades of antler research. These are: 1. Pedicle growth detector to pinpoint the timing when pedicle growth is initiated, thus stimuli for pedicle and first antler formation can be investigated and identified. 2. Thin periosteum slice cutter to thinly slice (0.2mm or 0.7 mm thick) a whole piece of antlerogenic periosteum (AP) or pedicle periosteum (PP), which facilitates gene delivery into cells resident in these tissues, thus making transgenic antlers possible...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406523/exposure-to-extrinsic-stressors-social-defeat-or-bisphenol-a-eliminates-sex-differences-in-dna-methyltransferase-expression-in-the-amygdala
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Emily C Wright, Sarah A Johnson, Rebecca Hao, Alex S Kowalczyk, Gian D Greenberg, Evelyn Ordoñes Sanchez, Abigail Laman-Maharg, Brian C Trainor, Cheryl S Rosenfeld
Chemical and psychological stressors can exert long lasting changes in brain function and behavior. Changes in DNA methylation have been shown to be an important mechanism mediating long lasting changes in neural function and behavior, especially for anxiety-like or stress responses. Here we examined the effects of either a social or chemical stressor on DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) gene expression in the amygdala, an important brain region modulating stress responses and anxiety. In adult California mice (Peromyscus californicus) that were naïve to social defeat, females had higher levels of Dnmt1 expression in punch samples of the central amygdala (CeA) than males...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405603/mtor-inhibition-by-everolimus-does-not-impair-closure-of-punch-biopsy-wounds-in-renal-transplant-patients
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Shelley B Dutt, Josephine Gonzales, Megan Boyett, Anne Costanzo, Peggy P Han, Steven Steinberg, Dianne B McKay, Julie M Jameson
BACKGROUND: Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors are approved to prevent allograft rejection and control malignancy. Unfortunately, they are associated with adverse effects, such as wound healing complications that detract from more extensive use. There is a lack of prospective wound healing studies to monitor patients treated with mTOR inhibitors, such as everolimus or sirolimus, especially in nondiabetics. METHODS: Patients receiving everolimus with standard immunosuppressant therapy or standard immunosuppressant therapy without everolimus were administered 3-mm skin biopsy punch wounds in the left scapular region...
April 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405488/multiple-intravitreal-ranibizumab-injections-for-persistant-choroidal-neovascularization-associated-with-presumed-ocular-histoplasmosis-syndrome
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Turgut Yılmaz, Seyhan Dikci, Oğuzhan Genç, Kayhan Mutlu
Presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (POHS) is a clinical entity that is characterized by small, round, discrete, macular or mid peripheral atrophic (punched out) chorioretinal lesions (histo spots), peripapillary scarring, choroidal neovascularization (CNV), and the absence of anterior uveitis and vitritis. Diagnosis of this disorder is based upon characteristic clinical findings and a positive histoplasmin skin test or residence in an endemic region for Histoplasma capsulatum. There is no active systemic disease during diagnosis of POHS...
April 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405177/mapping-mitochondrial-heteroplasmy-in-a-leydig-tumor-by-laser-capture-micro-dissection-and-cycling-temperature-capillary-electrophoresis
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Paulo Refinetti, Christian Arstad, William G Thilly, Stephan Morgenthaler, Per Olaf Ekstrøm
BACKGROUND: The growth of tumor cells is accompanied by mutations in nuclear and mitochondrial genomes creating marked genetic heterogeneity. Tumors also contain non-tumor cells of various origins. An observed somatic mitochondrial mutation would have occurred in a founding cell and spread through cell division. Micro-anatomical dissection of a tumor coupled with assays for mitochondrial point mutations permits new insights into this growth process. More generally, the ability to detect and trace, at a histological level, somatic mitochondrial mutations in human tissues and tumors, makes these mutations into markers for lineage tracing...
2017: BMC Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403015/hr-hpv-e6-e7-mrna-in-situ-hybridization-validation-against-pcr-dna-in-situ-hybridization-and-p16-immunohistochemistry-in-102-samples-of-cervical-vulvar-anal-and-head-and-neck-neoplasia
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Anne M Mills, Dawn C Dirks, Melinda D Poulter, Stacey E Mills, Mark H Stoler
Dysregulated expression of oncogenic types of E6 and E7 is necessary for human papillomavirus (HPV)-driven carcinogenesis. An HPV E6/E7 mRNA in situ hybridization (ISH) assay covering 18 common high-risk types ("HR-RISH," aka HR-HPV RNA18 ISH) has not been extensively studied in the anogenital tract or validated on automated technology. We herein compare HR-RISH to DNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR), p16 immunohistochemistry, and a previously available HPV DNA ISH assay in HPV-related anogenital and head and neck (H&N) neoplasia...
May 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402558/effect-of-cadexomer-iodine-on-the-microbial-load-and-diversity-of-chronic-non-healing-diabetic-foot-ulcers-complicated-by-biofilm-in-vivo
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M Malone, K Johani, S O Jensen, I B Gosbell, H G Dickson, S McLennan, H Hu, K Vickery
Objectives: The performance of cadexomer iodine was determined against microbial populations from chronic non-healing diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) complicated by biofilm in vivo , using molecular, microscopy and zymography methods. Methods: Chronic non-healing DFUs due to suspected biofilm involvement were eligible for enrolment. DNA sequencing and real-time quantitative PCR was used to determine the microbial load and diversity of tissue punch biopsies obtained pre- and post-treatment...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402351/dimensional-evaluation-of-different-ridge-preservation-techniques-a-randomized-clinical-study
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Stefan Fickl, Kai Fischer, Nicole Petersen, Arndt Happe, Markus Schlee, Ulrich Schlagenhauf, Moritz Kebschull
The objective of this study was to quantitatively determine ridge contour changes after different alveolar ridge preservation techniques. An initial total of 40 patients provided a final total of 35 single-gap extraction sites. After tooth removal, the socket was subjected to one of four treatment modalities: placement of a deproteinized bovine bone mineral (DBBM; Endobon) covered with a soft tissue punch from the palate (Tx1); placement of DBBM without soft tissue punch (Tx2); placement of an adsorbable collagen membrane (Osseoguard) covering the DBBM (Tx3); and no additional treatment (control)...
May 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395245/validation-of-a-dried-blood-spot-method-for-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-citalopram-mirtazapine-and-risperidone-and-its-active-metabolite-9-hydroxyrisperidone-using-hplc-ms
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Johanna Weber, Stefanie Oberfeld, Andrea Bonse, Klaus Telger, Rainer Lingg, Georg Hempel
Citalopram, mirtazapine and risperidone are frequently prescribed for psychiatric illnesses such as depression and psychosis or for aggressive behavior in elderly patients with dementia. The plasma concentrations vary greatly between patients, especially in elderly patients. Thus, therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) increases the safety of antipsychotic treatment and a more rapid response to treatment may be achieved. To facilitate TDM, the objectives of this study were to develop and validate a reliable dried blood spot method to simultaneously quantify citalopram, mirtazapine and risperidone including its active metabolite 9-hydroxyrisperidone...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395029/mitochondrial-and-morphologic-alterations-in-native-human-corneal-endothelial-cells-associated-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Benjamin T Aldrich, Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt, Jessica M Skeie, Kimberlee A Burckart, Gregory A Schmidt, Cynthia R Reed, M Bridget Zimmerman, Friedrich E Kruse, Mark A Greiner
Purpose: To characterize changes in the energy-producing metabolic activity and morphologic ultrastructure of corneal endothelial cells associated with diabetes mellitus. Methods: Transplant suitable corneoscleral tissue was obtained from donors aged 50 to 75 years. We assayed 3-mm punches of endothelium-Descemet membrane for mitochondrial respiration and glycolysis activity using extracellular flux analysis of oxygen and pH, respectively. Transmission electron microscopy was used to assess qualitative and quantitative ultrastructural changes in corneal endothelial cells and associated Descemet membrane...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392648/efficacy-of-punch-reduction-prior-to-cryotherapy-in-patients-with-viral-warts-a-case-control-study-in-a-single-tertiary-center
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Ju Yeon Choi, Ji-Hye Park, Seung Hwan Oh, Jong Hee Lee, Joo-Heung Lee, Dong-Youn Lee, Jun-Mo Yang
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous warts are a common complaint to visit dermatologic clinic and its course is variable, ranging from spontaneous resolution to a chronic condition refractory to treatment. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of punch biopsy for cutaneous warts. METHODS: Thirty-nine patients who received punch biopsy for warts were reviewed through charts and photos. Among them, 15 were matched with cryotherapy-only controls in terms of size and location of the wart...
April 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392582/does-cin2-have-the-same-aggressive-potential-as-cin3-a-secondary-analysis-of-high-grade-cytology-recurrence-in-women-treated-with-cold-coagulation-cervical-treatment
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D Papoutsis, M Underwood, W Parry-Smith, J Panikkar
Introduction To determine whether women with CIN2 versus CIN3 on pretreatment cervical punch biopsy have less high-grade cytology recurrence following cold-coagulation cervical treatment. Materials and Methods This was a retrospective study of women having had cold coagulation between 2001-2011 in our colposcopy unit. Women with previous cervical treatment were excluded. Results We identified 402 women with 260 (64.7 %) cases of CIN2 and 142 (35.3 %) cases of CIN3 on pretreatment cervical punch biopsy. In the total sample, the mean age of women was 27...
March 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
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