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Autologous conditioned serum

Takashi Kanamori, Shigeru Kusumoto, Kenji Okita, Shinya Hagiwara, Chie Kato, Takahiro Nakashima, Satsuki Murakami, Tomoko Narita, Asahi Ito, Masaki Ri, Takashi Ishida, Hirokazu Komatsu, Noriyuki Matsukawa, Shinsuke Iida
A 40-year-old female presented with a skin rash, hepatosplenomegaly, hypothyroidism, IgG-λ monoclonal gammopathy, slightly elevated serum VEGF levels, and >1-year history of weakness in the posterior cervical muscles. Based on these symptoms and her clinical course, she was suspected of having POEMS syndrome. However, because there was no sign of peripheral neuropathy (PN), the criteria for the diagnosis of POEMS syndrome were not met. Consequently, she continued follow-up and was under close observation as an outpatient...
2018: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
Eustachio Nettis, Maria Distaso, Salvatore Saitta, Marco Casciaro, Mariateresa Cristani, Antonina Saija, Angelo Vacca, Sebastiano Gangemi, Paola L Minciullo
Introduction: Oxidative stress is a result of an imbalance between endogenous production of free reactive oxygen species and reduced effectiveness of antioxidant defence mechanisms. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and advanced oxidation protein products (AOPPs) are compounds formed by transformation of macromolecules, including proteins which can serve as markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in several diseases. Aim: To investigate the role of AGEs and AOPPs as new markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU)...
October 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
Erdinç Genç, Ozan Beytemur, Serdar Yuksel, Yılmaz Eren, Aysel Çağlar, Bedri Onur Küçükyıldırım, Mehmet Akif Güleç
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study to evaluate the effects of autologous conditioned serum (ACS) on the healing of transected rat Achilles tendons via the assessment of biomechanical and histological parameters. METHODS: The study was conducted on 45 male Sprague-Dawley rats. Five rats were used as donors for ACS preparation. Animals were randomly assigned to the experimental or control group. In both groups, the Achilles tendon was cut transversally and then sutured...
February 14, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Rosa Di Liddo, Thomas Bertalot, Alessio Borean, Ivan Pirola, Alberto Argentoni, Sandra Schrenk, Carola Cenzi, Stefano Capelli, Maria Teresa Conconi, Pier Paolo Parnigotto
The wound healing is a complex process wherein inflammation, proliferation and regeneration evolve according to a spatio-temporal pattern from the activation of coagulation cascade to the formation of a plug clot including fibrin matrix, blood-borne cells and cytokines/growth factors. Creating environments conducive to tissue repair, the haemoderivatives are commonly proposed for the treatment of hard-to-heal wounds. Here, we explored in vitro the intrinsic regenerative potentialities of a leucocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin product, known as CPL-MB, defining the stemness grade of cells sprouting from the haemoderivative...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Luis Miguel Redondo, Verónica García, Beatriz Peral, Alberto Verrier, José Becerra, Ana Sánchez, Javier García-Sancho
Tissue engineering combining cross-linked serum scaffolds with bone-derived mesenchymal stem cells has displayed excellent results for repair of maxillofacial bone defects in animal models, but it had not been tested in humans yet. We present here a pilot clinical trial using autologous bone-derived mesenchymal stem cells (H-MSV) grown in a serum cross-linked scaffold (BioMax) for treatment of maxillary cysts in 9 patients. Cells obtained from alveolar bone were seeded in the BioMax scaffold prepared from autologous serum, expanded under GMP conditions, and subjected to osteogenic differentiation for 3-4 weeks before application...
February 2018: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
K F Ortved, M B Goodale, C Ober, G A Maylin, L A Fortier
Orthobiologics such as autologous conditioned serum (ACS) are often used to treat joint disease in horses. Because ACS is generated from the horse's own blood, any medication administered at the time of preparation would likely be present in stored ACS, which could lead to an inadvertent positive drug test following intra-articular (IA) injection. The main objective of this study was to determine if ACS prepared from firocoxib positive horses could result in detectable plasma concentrations of the drug following IA injection...
December 2017: Veterinary Journal
Danial Zarringam, Joris E J Bekkers, Daniel B F Saris
Background Orthokin is an intra-articular autologous conditioned serum (ACS). Its use might have a beneficial biological effect on pain and function of osteoarthritis in the knee. However, earlier studies lack any consensus on its clinical application and disease modifying effect. Objective The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term effect of Orthokin injection treatment on prevention of surgical treatment for end-stage knee osteoarthritis. Study Design Prospective cohort study. Methods Patients of the previously published Orthokin cohort were contacted to determine whether any intra-articular surgical intervention or osteotomy of the study knee had taken place during the past decade...
November 1, 2017: Cartilage
Piotr Nockowski, Zdzisław Woźniak, Adam Reich, Joanna Maj
Dear Editor, An 83-year-old woman developed yellow-brownish infiltrates, nodules, and tumors mimicking xanthomas, mostly involving the periorbital and chest area within three months (Figure 1). She had no abnormalities in serum cholesterol or triglycerides levels. A detailed laboratory analysis revealed the presence of mild monoclonal gammopathy with a presence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) kappa light chains; however, according to hematologist consultation, it did not require medical intervention. Imaging assessment and ultrasound examination did not show any specific involvement of internal organs...
July 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
Peter Wehling, Christopher Evans, Jana Wehling, William Maixner
Osteoarthritis is a painful, chronic disease with widespread burden on patients, communities, health and social care systems. Conservative therapies, such as nonpharmacological interventions, systemic drug treatment and intra-articular therapies are used before resorting to surgery; nonetheless, disease control often remains inadequate. Recent advances in osteoarthritis management have aimed to provide greater variety of treatment options. Here, we summarize a targeted literature review evaluating efficacy and safety of intra-articular therapies for osteoarthritis...
August 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
Katherine A McVeigh, Morag Adams, Richard Harrad, Rebecca Ford
Trigeminal trophic syndrome (TTS) is a condition whereby persistent facial ulceration presents consequent to central or peripheral insult to the trigeminal nerve. Lesions are created by repetitive self-inflicted manipulation and trauma of dysaesthetic skin within the trigeminal dermatome. We discuss four cases with aetiologies varied from presumed microvascular compromise to resection of cerebral meningioma, cerebrovascular accident, and herpes zoster ophthalmicus. We discuss the management of the under-recognised associated periocular skin ulcerations that result from physical manipulation of dysesthic skin and prove to be persistent and challenging to treat...
August 16, 2017: Orbit
Shaji K Kumar, Vincent Rajkumar, Robert A Kyle, Mark van Duin, Pieter Sonneveld, María-Victoria Mateos, Francesca Gay, Kenneth C Anderson
Multiple myeloma is a malignancy of terminally differentiated plasma cells, and patients typically present with bone marrow infiltration of clonal plasma cells and monoclonal protein in the serum and/or urine. The diagnosis of multiple myeloma is made when clear end-organ damage attributable to the plasma cell proliferative disorder or when findings that suggest a high likelihood of their development are present. Distinguishing symptomatic multiple myeloma that requires treatment from the precursor stages of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance and smouldering multiple myeloma is important, as observation is the standard for those conditions...
July 20, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
David M Putman, Tyler T Cooper, Stephen E Sherman, Ayesh K Seneviratne, Mark Hewitt, Gillian I Bell, David A Hess
Uncompromised by chronic disease-related comorbidities, human umbilical cord blood (UCB) progenitor cells with high aldehyde dehydrogenase activity (ALDHhi cells) stimulate blood vessel regeneration after intra-muscular transplantation. However, implementation of cellular therapies using UCB ALDHhi cells for critical limb ischemia, the most severe form of severe peripheral artery disease, is limited by the rarity (<0.5%) of these cells. Our goal was to generate a clinically-translatable, allogeneic cell population for vessel regenerative therapies, via ex vivo expansion of UCB ALDHhi cells without loss of pro-angiogenic potency...
July 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
Mitsuru Mizuno, Hisako Katano, Koji Otabe, Keiichiro Komori, Yuji Kohno, Shizuka Fujii, Nobutake Ozeki, Masafumi Horie, Kunikazu Tsuji, Hideyuki Koga, Takeshi Muneta, Ichiro Sekiya
BACKGROUND: In our clinical practice, we perform transplantations of autologous synovial mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for cartilage and meniscus regenerative medicine. One of the most important issues to ensuring clinical efficacy involves the transport of synovial MSCs from the processing facility to the clinic. Complete human serum (100% human serum) is an attractive candidate material in which to suspend synovial MSCs for their preservation during transport. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether complete human serum maintained MSC viability and chondrogenic potential and to examine the optimal temperature conditions for the preservation of human synovial MSCs...
June 13, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Shridhar Bale, Geraldine Goebrecht, Armando Stano, Richard Wilson, Takayuki Ota, Karen Tran, Jidnyasa Ingale, Michael B Zwick, Richard T Wyatt
We have demonstrated that a liposomal array of well-ordered trimers enhances B cell activation, germinal center formation, and the elicitation of tier-2 autologous neutralizing antibodies. Previously, we coupled well-ordered cleavage-independent NFL trimers via their C-terminal polyhistidine tails to nickel lipids integrated into the lipid bilayer. Despite favorable in vivo effects, concern remained over the potentially longer-term in vivo instability of noncovalent linkage of the trimers to the liposomes. Accordingly, we tested both cobalt coupling and covalent linkage of the trimers to the liposomes by reengineering the polyhistidine tail to include a free cysteine on each protomer of model BG505 NFL trimers to allow covalent linkage...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
Gustavo Henrique Rodrigues, Graziella Chagas Jaguar, Fabio Abreu Alves, Andre Guollo, Vanessa Oliveira Camandoni, Aline Santos Damascena, Vladmir Claudio Cordeiro Lima
The present study outlines the clinical impact and risk factors of oral mucositis in 79 patients with multiple myeloma following high-dose melphalan for autologous transplant. All patients underwent daily prophylactic low-level indium gallium aluminum phosphate diode laser therapy (660 nm, 15 mW, 3.75 J/cm(2), 10 s per point) from the beginning of the conditioning regimen up to day +2. Oral mucositis assessments were made daily until hospital discharge. For analysis, oral mucositis was divided into two groups according to severity: group 1, patients with oral mucositis grade <III (n = 71) and group 2, patients with oral mucositis grade ≥III (n = 8)...
July 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
Balasubramanian Balakumar, Karthikeyan Rajagopal, Vrisha Madhuri
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Human bone marrow is rich in various growth factors which may support the chondrocyte growth. This study was conducted to compare the culture characteristics of human growth plate chondrocyte in foetal bovine serum (FBS) and human autologous bone marrow extract (BME) in monolayer culture. METHODS: Iliac crest apophyseal cartilage was harvested from four donors, aged between two and nine years, undergoing hip surgery. Chondrocytes were propagated under two culture conditions, with 10 per cent FBS and 10 per cent autologous BME harvested from the same donors...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
Angelique Barreto
If present in high enough concentrations, IL-1-Ra has the potential to inhibit Interleukin-1, the chief offender that promotes the pro-inflammatory cascade causing pain, swelling and joint dysfunction associated with osteoarthritis (OA). IL-1-Ra and growth factor levels were quantified from whole blood in this retrospective chart review investigation (n=20) using Zero and 15min incubation times respectively. The hypothesis that this process can significantly (p<0.0001) increase levels of IL-1-Ra was confirmed...
April 11, 2017: Cytokine
Antonio Pinna, Eleonora Nuvoli, Francesco Blasetti, Maria Alma Posadinu, Francesco Boscia
PURPOSE: Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a rare, life-threatening, drug-induced, mucocutaneous disease, which can severely affect the ocular surface. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of plasmapheresis, human IV immunoglobulins (IVIg), and autologous serum (AS) eyedrops in the treatment of the severe acute ocular complications of TEN. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all patients admitted to the Burn Unit, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria-Sassari, Sassari, Italy, from 2009 to 2015, identified 9 patients (2 men, 7 women; mean age 63...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
Thomas D Adams, Meeta Patel, Sarah A Hosgood, Michael L Nicholson
BACKGROUND: Ex vivo perfusion (EVP) is a novel method of preservation. However, optimal perfusion conditions remain undetermined. Reducing the temperature of the perfusate to subnormothermia may be beneficial during EVP and improve early graft function. The aim of this study was to investigate whether subnormothermia would influence the conditioning effect of EVP when compared with normothermic perfusion, and standard cold static storage (CS). METHODS: Porcine kidneys underwent static CS for 23 hours followed by 1 hour of EVP using leukocyte-depleted blood at a mean temperature of 32°C or 37°C...
March 2017: Transplantation Direct
Barbara Zsebik, László Ujlaky-Nagy, Gergely Losonczy, György Vereb, Lili Takács
Purpose/Aim: Autologous cultivated oral mucosal (OM) epithelial transplantation has been successfully used as corneal epithelial replacement in bilateral limbal stem cell deficiency. Recently, lotrafilcon A contact lens (CL) surface was described as a suitable carrier for cultured stem cells in corneal epithelial transplantation. Our aim was to establish explant cultures from human OM on CL carriers that are free of animal-derived materials and feeder cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human cadaveric 2 mm OM explants were sutured onto CL surfaces and cultivated with fetal calf serum (FCS) or human serum (HS) supplemented culture medium without feeder cells...
August 2017: Current Eye Research
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