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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748489/hamstring-autograft-maturation-is-superior-to-tibialis-allograft-following-anatomic-single-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Sang-Gyun Kim, Soo-Hyun Kim, Jae-Gyoon Kim, Ki-Mo Jang, Hong-Chul Lim, Ji-Hoon Bae
PURPOSE: Using second-look arthroscopy, graft maturation was investigated and compared between hamstring (HA) autografts and tibialis anterior (TA) allografts after anatomic single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). METHODS: Fifty-six patients who underwent second-look arthroscopy after anatomic single-bundle ACLR with either HA autografts (26, HA group) or TA allografts (30, TA group) from 2007 to 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. Graft maturation on second-look arthroscopy was evaluated in terms of four parameters: graft integrity (tear), synovial coverage, graft tension, and graft vascularization...
July 26, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748417/detection-of-hepatitis-b-virus-in-bone-allografts-from-donors-with-occult-hepatitis-b-infection
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Vicente Mirabet, Manuel Álvarez, Mar Luis-Hidalgo, Juan Galán, Nieves Puig, Luis Larrea, Cristina Arbona
The implementation of nucleic acid testing in donor screening has improved the safety of tissue allografts. Although infectious disease transmission can be considered a rare event, the detection of occult hepatitis B infection remains challenging. The studies concerning this risk are mainly based on testing blood specimens. This work shows the correlation between results of samples obtained from donor blood and the corresponding tissue washing solution. Hepatitis B virus deoxyribonucleic acid was detected both in bone allografts from donors with serological profiles associated to active hepatitis B infection and occult hepatitis B infection...
July 26, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746417/immunological-and-inflammatory-mapping-of-vascularized-composite-allograft-rejection-processes-in-a-rat-model
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Or Friedman, Narin Carmel, Meirav Sela, Ameen Abu Jabal, Amir Inbal, Moshe Ben Hamou, Yakov Krelin, Eyal Gur, Nir Shani
BACKGROUND: Hand and face vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) is an evolving and challenging field with great opportunities. During VCA, massive surgical damage is inflicted on both donor and recipient tissues, which may contribute to the high VCA rejection rates. To segregate between the damage-induced and rejection phase of post-VCA responses, we compared responses occurring up to 5 days following syngeneic versus allogeneic vascularized groin flap transplantations, culminating in transplant acceptance or rejection, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736619/the-role-of-orthobiologics-in-foot-and-ankle-surgery-allogenic-bone-grafts-and-bone-graft-substitutes
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REVIEW
James Wee, Gowreeson Thevendran
Orthobiologics are biological substances that are used therapeutically for their positive effects on healing skeletal and soft-tissue injuries. The array of orthobiological products currently available to the foot and ankle surgeon is wide, and includes bone allografts, bone substitutes, growth factors, and chondral scaffolds. Nonetheless, despite the surge in interest and usage of orthobiologics, there remains a relative paucity of research addressing their specific applications in foot and ankle surgery. In this review, we attempt to provide an overview of the literature on commonly available allogenic bone grafts and bone substitutes...
June 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734258/mechanical-properties-and-biocompatibility-of-porous-titanium-scaffolds-for-bone-tissue-engineering
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Yunhui Chen, Jessica Ellen Frith, Ali Dehghan-Manshadi, Hooyar Attar, Damon Kent, Nicolas Dominique Mathieu Soro, Michael J Bermingham, Matthew S Dargusch
Synthetic scaffolds are a highly promising new approach to replace both autografts and allografts to repair and remodel damaged bone tissue. Biocompatible porous titanium scaffold was manufactured through a powder metallurgy approach. Magnesium powder was used as space holder material which was compacted with titanium powder and removed during sintering. Evaluation of the porosity and mechanical properties showed a high level of compatibility with human cortical bone. Interconnectivity between pores is higher than 95% for porosity as low as 30%...
July 13, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731936/case-series-keratolimbal-allograft-as-a-patch-graft-for-glaucoma-drainage-devices
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Sarah F Ahmed, Mason Schmutz, Sameh Mosaed
PURPOSE: Tube exposure remains one of the most common complications after glaucoma drainage device (GDD) implantation, despite various types of patch grafts available today. We present a 4 patient case series following the effectivity of the keratolimbal allograft (KLAL) as a patch graft for cases of tube exposure. Given its inherent population of stem cells, our hypothesis was that this highly replicative, biological tissue would provide an adequate means of glaucoma tube coverage. The subset of patients chosen for the KLAL patch graft all had a history of abnormally scarred conjunctiva or thin sclera...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731910/new-answers-to-old-conundrums-what-antibodies-exosomes-and-inflammasomes-bring-to-the-conversation-canadian-national-transplant-research-program-international-summit-report
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Mélanie Dieudé, Lori J West, Daniel A Muruve, Lakshman Gunaratman, Thalachallour Mohanakumar, Emmanuel Zorn, Christopher W Cairo, Darren H Freed, Kirk R Schultz, Robert L Fairchild, Marie-Josée Hébert
Antibody-mediated injury is a major cause of allograft dysfunction and loss. Antibodies to ABH(O) blood group antigens are classical mediators of ABO-incompatible (ABOi) graft rejection, while donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies and, more recently, autoantibodies are appreciated as important contributors to allograft inflammation and dysfunction. In August 2016, the International Summit of the Canadian National Transplant Research Program focused on recent advances in the field of antibody-mediated rejection...
July 21, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730707/establishment-and-characterization-of-a-novel-murine-model-of-pancreatic-cancer-cachexia
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Katherine A Michaelis, Xinxia Zhu, Kevin G Burfeind, Stephanie M Krasnow, Peter R Levasseur, Terry K Morgan, Daniel L Marks
BACKGROUND: Cachexia is a complex metabolic and behavioural syndrome lacking effective therapies. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most important conditions associated with cachexia, with >80% of PDAC patients suffering from the condition. To establish the cardinal features of a murine model of PDAC-associated cachexia, we characterized the effects of implanting a pancreatic tumour cell line from a syngeneic C57BL/6 KRAS(G12D) P53(R172H) Pdx-Cre(+/+) (KPC) mouse...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730633/pd-1-expression-on-cd8-t-cells-regulates-their-differentiation-within-lung-allografts-and-is-critical-for-tolerance-induction
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T Takahashi, H M Hsiao, S Tanaka, W Li, R Higashikubo, D Scozzi, A Bharat, J H Ritter, A S Krupnick, A E Gelman, D Kreisel
Immunological requirements for rejection and tolerance induction differ between various organs. While memory CD8(+) T cells are considered a barrier to immunosuppression-mediated acceptance of most tissues and organs, tolerance induction after lung transplantation is critically dependent on central memory CD8(+) T lymphocytes. Here we demonstrate that costimulation blockade-mediated tolerance after lung transplantation is dependent on PD-1 expression on CD8(+) T cells. In the absence of PD-1 expression, CD8(+) T cells form prolonged interactions with graft-infiltrating CD11c(+) cells, their differentiation is skewed towards an effector memory phenotype and grafts are rejected acutely...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724911/honokiol-inhibits-c-met-ho-1-tumor-promoting-pathway-and-its-cross-talk-with-calcineurin-inhibitor-mediated-renal-cancer-growth
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Murugabaskar Balan, Samik Chakraborty, Evelyn Flynn, David Zurakowski, Soumitro Pal
Honokiol (HNK) is a small molecule with potent anti-inflammatory and anti-tumorigenic properties; yet the molecular targets of HNK are not well studied. Hyperactivation of the receptor tyrosine kinase c-Met and overexpression of the cytoprotective enzyme heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) play a critical role in the growth and progression of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Interestingly, the calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) cyclosporine A (CsA), an immunosuppressant used to prevent allograft rejection, can also increase the risk of RCC in transplant patients...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704706/il-17b-a-new-area-of-study-in-the-il-17-family
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REVIEW
Qingli Bie, Chengqiang Jin, Bin Zhang, Haixin Dong
The interleukin (IL)-17 superfamily, a relatively new family of cytokines, consists of six ligands (from IL-17A to IL-17F), which bind to five receptor subtypes (from IL-17RA to IL-17RE) and induce downstream signaling. IL-17A, a prototype member of this family, has been reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of allergies, autoimmune diseases, allograft transplantations, and malignancies. Unlike IL-17A, which is mainly produced by T helper 17 cells, IL-17B is widely expressed in various tissues. Recently, the biological function of IL-17B in diseases, particularly tumors, has attracted the attention of researchers...
July 10, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682798/accommodation-and-related-conditions-in-vascularized-composite-allografts
#12
Jeffrey L Platt, Christina L Kaufman, Mayara Garcia de Mattos Barbosa, Marilia Cascalho
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The outcome of vascularized composite allografts (VCA) often appear unrelated to the presence of donor-specific antibodies (DSA) in blood of the recipient or deposition of complement in the graft. The attenuation of injury and the absence of rejection in other types of grafts despite manifest donor-specific immunity have been explained by accommodation (acquired resistance to immune-mediated injury), adaptation (loss of graft antigen) and/or enhancement (antibody-mediated antigen blockade)...
July 5, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682290/prolonged-allograft-survival-in-a-patient-with-chronic-immunosuppression-a-case-report-and-systematic-review
#13
Krishna S Vyas, Chase Burns, Dylan T Ryan, Lesley Wong
A 41-year-old man with past medical history of kidney-liver transplantation requiring chronic immunosuppression presented 2 years posttransplant with a necrotizing soft tissue infection of his right thigh. Serial debridement to remove necrotic tissue was performed, and a Matrix HD Allograft Fenestrated (RTI Surgical, Alachua, FL) was applied. At 5-months post grafting, the patient demonstrated fully vascularized and intact skin. Under normal circumstances, a cadaveric allograft sloughs over several weeks and is not usually considered a permanent solution for wound closure...
June 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679488/toward-a-new-kind-of-vaccine-a-logical-extension-of-the-symmetrical-immune-network-theory
#14
Reginald Gorczynski, Geoffrey Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: The symmetrical immune network theory, developed in 1975, is based on the existence of specific T cell factors and hypothesizes that normal IgG immune responses comprise the production of 2 kinds of antibodies, namely antigen-specific antibodies and anti-idiotypic antibodies. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to confirm the existence of specific T cells factors and to show that immunization of C3H mice with BL/6 skin or using nominal antigen for immunization (Tetanus Toxoid) induced production of antigen-specific (anti-BL/6 or antitetanus) antibodies plus anti-idiotypic antibodies (C3H anti-anti-C3H)...
July 5, 2017: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677766/human-decidua-mesenchymal-stem-cells-regulate-decidual-natural-killer-cell-function-via-interactions-between-collagen-and-leukocyte%C3%A2-associated-immunoglobulin%C3%A2-like-receptor-1
#15
Qiang Fu, Xuejing Man, Min Yu, Yongli Chu, Xiying Luan, Hailan Piao, Jiangnan Xue, Changzhu Jin
The development of maternal tolerance to the fetal allograft in critical for the maintenance of the pregnancy, and it is accompanied by the development of a special decidual natural killer (dNK) cell tolerance phenotype. To understand the factors that influence dNK cells during early pregnancy, the present study aimed to identify mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from human first‑trimester deciduas, termed decidual MSCs (DMSCs), and to investigate the effect of DMSCs on the regulation of dNK cells via collagen...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673630/peripheral-nerve-defects-overviews-of-practice-in-europe
#16
REVIEW
Bruno Battiston, Paolo Titolo, Davide Ciclamini, Bernardino Panero
Many surgical techniques are available for the repair of peripheral nerve defects. Autologous nerve grafts are the gold standard for most clinical conditions. In selected cases, alternative types of reconstructions are performed to fill the nerve gap. Non-nervous autologous tissue-based conduits or synthetic ones are alternatives to nerve autografts. Allografts represent another new field of interest. Decision making in the treatment of nerve defects is based on timing of referral, level of the injury, type of lesion, and size of any gap...
August 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673602/platelet-rich-plasma-as-a-minimally-invasive-approach-to-uterine-prolapse
#17
E L Chrysanthopoulou, V Pergialiotis, D Perrea, S Κourkoulis, C Verikokos, S K Doumouchtsis
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a major health problem that affects many women with potentially severe physical and psychological impact as well as impact on their daily activities, and quality of life. Several surgical techniques have been proposed for the treatment of POP. The FDA has published documents that refer to concerns about the use of synthetic meshes for the treatment of prolapse, in view of the severe complications that may occur. These led to hesitancy in use of these meshes and partial increase in use of other biological grafts such as allografts and xenografts...
July 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672061/thalidomide-treatment-prevents-chronic-graft-rejection-after-aortic-transplantation-in-rats
#18
Katharine K Miller, Dong Wang, Xiaomeng Hu, Xiaoqin Hua, Tobias Deuse, Evgenios Neofytou, Thomas Renne, Joachim Velden, Hermann Reichenspurner, Sonja Schrepfer, Daniel Bernstein
BACKGROUND: Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) affects approximately 30% of cardiac transplant patients at five years post-transplantation. To date there are few CAV treatment or prevention options, none of which are highly effective. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of thalidomide on the development of CAV. METHODS: The effect of thalidomide treatment on chronic rejection was assessed in rat orthotopic aortic transplants in allogeneic F344 or syngeneic Lew rats (n=6/group)...
July 3, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668445/comparison-of-four-measures-in-reducing-length-of-stay-in-burns-an-asian-centre-s-evolved-multimodal-burns-protocol
#19
Si Jack Chong, Yee Onn Kok, Abby Choke, Esther W X Tan, Kok Chai Tan, Bien-Keem Tan
INTRODUCTION: Multidisciplinary burns care is constantly evolving to improve outcomes given the numerous modalities available. We examine the use of Biobrane, micrografting, early renal replacement therapy and a strict target time of surgery within 24h of burns on improving outcomes of length of stay, duration of surgery, mean number of surgeries and number of positive tissue cultures in a tertiary burns centre. METHODS: A post-implementation prospective cohort of inpatient burns patients from 2014 to 2015 (n=137) was compared against a similar pre-implementation cohort from 2013 to 2014 (n=93) using REDCAP, an electronic database...
June 28, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666550/evaluation-of-antivascular-combretastatin-a4-p-efficacy-using-supersonic-shear-imaging-technique-of-ectopic-colon-carcinoma%C3%A2-ct26
#20
Johanne Seguin, Nathalie Mignet, Heldmuth Latorre Ossa, Mickaël Tanter, Jean-Luc Gennisson
A recent ultrasound imaging technique-shear wave elastography-showed its ability to image and quantify the mechanical properties of biological tissues, such as prostate or liver tissues. In the present study this technique was used to evaluate the relationship among tumor growth, stiffness and reduction of treatment with combretastatin (CA4 P) in allografted colon tumor CT26 in mice. During 12 d, CT26 tumor growth (n = 52) was imaged by ultrasound, and shear modulus was quantified, showing a good correlation between tumor volume and stiffness (r = 0...
June 27, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
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