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Amniotic injection

Katharine OʼConnell White, Deborah L Nucatola, Carolyn Westhoff
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of 1.0 mg intra-fetal or intra-amniotic digoxin to achieve fetal asystole before second-trimester surgical pregnancy termination. METHODS: In a randomized trial, women received 1.0 mg transabdominal intra-fetal or intra-amniotic digoxin on the day of laminaria placement before dilation and evacuation between 20 and 24 weeks of gestation. The primary outcome was incidence of fetal asystole, documented immediately before dilation and evacuation...
October 6, 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Andrew Raines, Mei-Shu Shih, Lorraine Chua, Chen-Wei Su, Scheffer Cg Tseng, Julie O'Connell
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive degenerative joint disease and to date, no disease modifying osteoarthritis drug exist. Amniotic membrane and umbilical cord products have been used clinically in several diseases due to their anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring properties. In the present study, we sought to evaluate whether a particulate amniotic membrane and umbilical cord (AM/UC) matrix could aid in attenuating disease progression. Lewis rats underwent medial meniscus transection (MMT) to induce OA. Two weeks after surgery, animals received intra-articular injections (50 μL) of either 50 µg/µL or 100 µg/µL particulate AM/UC or saline control and were subsequently euthanized 1 or 4 weeks later...
October 5, 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part A
Limei Geng, Zhiqiang Chen, Hong Ren, Xiaoyan Niu, Xiangyan Yu, Hongqian Yan
The study aimed to investigate the effect of an early intervention using human amniotic epithelial cell (hAEC) in a rat model of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Twenty-four specific pathogen-free Wistar rats were randomized to the control, COPD, and COPD+hAEC groups. COPD was established by intratracheal LPS injection combined with smoke fumigation over 30days. On the first day of model establishment rats in the AEC group also received intratracheal instillation of 500,000 hAECs isolated from the placenta of healthy donors...
September 2, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
Seyed Homayoon Sadraie, Kazem Parivar, Farzaneh Arabi, Mehrnaz Moattari, Gholamreza Kaka, Korosh Mansouri
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of amniotic membrane impregnated with betamethasone on regeneration of transected sciatic nerve injury in adult albino Wister rats. METHODS: In this research, 42 male adult rats were divided into six equal groups. 1) Normal (intact) group: healthy rats without any injury; 2) CONTROL GROUP: sciatic nerve was cut and sutured; 3) Sham group: 0.2 mL culture medium was injected on the epineurium in the injury; 4) Amniotic membrane group (AM): Acellular amniotic membrane was used around the damaged sciatic nerve; 5) Betamethasone group (B): 0...
September 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Farzaneh Chehelcheraghi, Hossein Eimani, Seyed Homayoonsadraie, Giti Torkaman, Abdollah Amini, Hamid Alavi Majd, Hashem Shemshadi
BACKGROUND: The necrotic skin flap represents a great challenge in plastic and reconstructive surgery. In this study, we evaluated the effect of bioscaffolds, acellular amniotic membranes (AAMs), and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) on random skin flap (RSF) survival in rats by applying a cell-free extracellular matrix scaffold as a supportive component for the growth and proliferation of BM-MSCs on RSFs. AAM matrix scaffolds were created by incubating AMs in ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid 0...
June 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
Maryam Naseroleslami, Kazem Parivar, Samideh Khoei, Nahid Aboutaleb
OBJECTIVE: The label and detection of cells injected into target tissues is an area of focus for researchers. Iron oxide nanoparticles can be used to label cells as they have special characteristics. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of iron oxide nanoparticles on human-derived amniotic membrane stem cell (hAMCs) survival and to investigate the magnetic properties of these nanoparticles with increased contrast in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, we initially isolated mesenchymal stem cells from amniotic membranes and analyzed them by flow cytometry...
2016: Cell Journal
Paranthaman Senthamaraikannan, Pietro Presicce, Cesar M Rueda, Gunlawadee Maneenil, Augusto F Schmidt, Lisa A Miller, Ken B Waites, Alan H Jobe, Suhas G Kallapur, Claire A Chougnet
BACKGROUND:  Although Ureaplasma species are the most common organisms associated with prematurity, their effects on the maternal and fetal immune system remain poorly characterized. METHODS:  Rhesus macaque dams at ∼80% gestation were injected intra-amniotically with 10(7) CFU Ureaplasma parvum (UP) or saline (control). Fetuses were delivered surgically 3 or 7 days later. We performed comprehensive assessments of inflammation and immune effects in multiple fetal and maternal tissues...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
Hongliang Jiao, Ke Shi, Weijie Zhang, Liang Yang, Lu Yang, Fangxia Guan, Bo Yang
Growing evidence indicates that the presence of extensive oxidative stress plays an essential role in the initiation and progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Amyloid-β (Aβ) aggregation is involved in the elevation of oxidative stress, contributing to mitochondrial dysfunction and lipid peroxidation. In the present study, human placenta amniotic membrane-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hAMMSCs) were intravenously injected into C57BL/6J-APP transgenic mice. hAMMSCs significantly ameliorated spatial learning and memory function, and were associated with a decreased amount of amyloid plaques of the brain...
September 2016: Oncology Letters
Rehab H Ashour, Mohamed-Ahdy Saad, Mohamed-Ahmed Sobh, Fatma Al-Husseiny, Mohamed Abouelkheir, Amal Awad, Doaa Elghannam, Hassan Abdel-Ghaffar, Mohamed Sobh
BACKGROUND: The paracrine and regenerative activities of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) may vary with different stem cell sources. The aim of the present study is to compare the effects of MSCs from different sources on acute kidney injury (AKI) induced by cisplatin and their influence on renal regeneration. METHODS: A single intraperitoneal injection of cisplatin (5 mg/kg) was used to induce AKI in 120 Sprague-Dawley rats. Rats were treated with either rat bone marrow stem cells (rBMSCs), human adipose tissue-derived stem cells (hADSCs), or human amniotic fluid-derived stem cells (hAFSCs)...
2016: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Manalee Vishnu Surve, Anjali Anil, Kshama Ganesh Kamath, Smita Bhutda, Lakshmi Kavitha Sthanam, Arpan Pradhan, Rohit Srivastava, Bhakti Basu, Suryendu Dutta, Shamik Sen, Deepak Modi, Anirban Banerjee
Infection of the genitourinary tract with Group B Streptococcus (GBS), an opportunistic gram positive pathogen, is associated with premature rupture of amniotic membrane and preterm birth. In this work, we demonstrate that GBS produces membrane vesicles (MVs) in a serotype independent manner. These MVs are loaded with virulence factors including extracellular matrix degrading proteases and pore forming toxins. Mice chorio-decidual membranes challenged with MVs ex vivo resulted in extensive collagen degradation leading to loss of stiffness and mechanical weakening...
September 2016: PLoS Pathogens
Marina Gabriela Monteiro Carvalho Mori da Cunha, Silvia Zia, Diego Vilibaldo Beckmann, Marianne Sylvia Carlon, Fanny Oliveira Arcolino, Maarten Albersen, Ney Luis Pippi, Dominguita Lühers Graça, Conny Gysemans, Peter Carmeliet, Elena Levtchenko, Jan Deprest, Jaan Toelen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if the up-regulation of vascular endothelial growth factor strengthens the protective effect of amniotic fluid stem cells in a renal ischemia-reperfusion injury model. DESIGN: Randomized animal study. SETTINGS: University research laboratory. SUBJECTS: A total of 40 males 12-week-old Wistar rats were subjected to ischemia-reperfusion and assigned to four groups: amniotic fluid stem cells, vascular endothelial growth factor-amniotic fluid stem cells in two different doses, and vehicle...
August 19, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Emma Ghazaryan, Yan Zhang, Yuxi He, Xin Liu, Ying Li, Jianan Xie, Guanfang Su
The purpose of the present study is to investigate the effect of mesenchymal stem cells in corneal neovascularization and wound healing, and to compare the effectiveness of two possible application routes, subconjunctival injection and amniotic membrane transplantation. Chemical injury was induced by application of sodium hydroxide to the rats' corneas. After 7 days, the animals were divided into three groups. Different treatment methods were used for each group as follows: i) Group 1, injection of bone marrow‑derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) under the conjunctiva; ii) group 2, transplantation of amniotic membranes, previously seeded with BMSCs; and iii) group 3, the untreated control group...
October 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Ali Calik, Ahmet Ceylan, Burcu Ekim, Shahram Golzar Adabi, Furkan Dilber, Alev Gurol Bayraktaroglu, Turgay Tekinay, Doğukan Özen, Pinar Sacakli
This study evaluated the effect of intra-amniotic synbiotic inclusion and continued synbiotic supplementation in the diet on the performance, intestinal epithelium integrity, and cecal microflora of broiler chickens. In Experiment 1, 510 eggs containing viable embryos were divided into 3 groups of 170 eggs each. The first group was not injected and served as a negative control ( NC: ). The next group was injected with 0.9% NaCl and was the positive control ( PC: ). The synbiotic-injected group ( S: ) was injected with a 0...
July 18, 2016: Poultry Science
Fatma Al-Husseiny, Mohamed Ahmed Sobh, Rehab H Ashour, Samah Foud, Tarek Medhat, Abdel-Hady El-Gilany, Doaa Elghannam, Hassan Abdel-Ghaffar, Mohamed-Ahdy Saad, Mohamed Sobh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cisplatin is a nephrotoxic chemotherapeutic agent. So, preventive measures worth to be evaluated. Human amniotic fluid stem cells (hAFSCs) in prevention or amelioration of cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) in Sprague-Dawley rates have been tested. METHODS: 80 Sprague-Dawley rats (250~300 g) were used and divided into 4 major groups, 20 rats each. Group I: Saline-injected group. Group II: Cisplatin-injected group (5 mg/kg I.P)...
May 30, 2016: International Journal of Stem Cells
Maria Nikiforou, Esmee M R Jacobs, Matthew W Kemp, Mathias W Hornef, Matthew S Payne, Masatoshi Saito, John P Newnham, Leon E W Janssen, Alan H Jobe, Suhas G Kallapur, Boris W Kramer, Tim G A M Wolfs
Chorioamnionitis is caused by intrauterine infection with microorganisms including Candida albicans (C.albicans). Chorioamnionitis is associated with postnatal intestinal pathologies including necrotizing enterocolitis. The underlying mechanisms by which intra-amniotic C.albicans infection adversely affects the fetal gut remain unknown. Therefore, we assessed whether intra-amniotic C.albicans infection would cause intestinal inflammation and mucosal injury in an ovine model. Additionally, we tested whether treatment with the fungistatic fluconazole ameliorated the adverse intestinal outcome of intra-amniotic C...
2016: Scientific Reports
Haijun Gong, Shiyou Zhou, Yuxin Hu, Yuqin Lan, Hong Zeng, Liangchun Wang, Qingyu Liu, Mei Wang
BACKGROUND: The ocular presentation of Castleman's disease (CD)-associated paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) has rarely been reported. In this report, we describe a young patient with CD-associated PNP who had recurrent corneal ulceration in addition to cicatrizing conjunctivitis. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of 23-year-old male with mucocutaneous erosion and conjunctival injection and erosion who was found to have PNP. Pelvic hyaline-vascular CD was detected and completely excised...
2016: BMC Ophthalmology
Renata Godlewska, Maciej Kuczkowski, Agnieszka Wyszyńska, Joanna Klim, Katarzyna Derlatka, Anna Woźniak-Biel, Elżbieta K Jagusztyn-Krynicka
Campylobacter jejuni is the most prevalent cause of a food-borne gastroenteritis in the developed world, with poultry being the main source of infection. Campylobacter jejuni, like other Gram-negative bacteria, constitutively releases outer membrane vesicles (OMVs). OMVs are highly immunogenic, can be taken up by mammalian cells, and are easily modifiable by recombinant engineering. We have tested their usefulness for an oral (in ovo) vaccination of chickens. Four groups of 18-day-old chicken embryos (164 animals) underwent injection of wt C...
October 2016: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Hong-Long Zhou, Xue-Jun Zhang, Mao-Ying Zhang, Zhong-Jie Yan, Zhi-Min Xu, Ru-Xiang Xu
Human amniotic membrane mesenchymal stem cells (hAMSCs) are considered ideal candidate stem cells for cell-based therapy. In this study, we assessed whether hAMSCs transplantation promotes neurological functional recovery in rats after traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). In addition, the potential mechanisms underlying the possible benefits of this therapy were investigated. Female Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to SCI using a weight drop device and then hAMSCs, or phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) were immediately injected into the contused dorsal spinal cord at 2 mm rostral and 2 mm caudal to the injury site...
June 28, 2016: Neurochemical Research
Pei-Hsuan Lin, Hsin-Hung Wu, Horng-Der Tsai, Charles Tsung-Che Hsieh
OBJECTIVE: We report a case of nonimmune hydrops fetalis caused by atrial flutter, which was successfully treated by intraperitoneal and intra-amniotic injections of amiodarone. CASE REPORT: A 27-year-old woman presented at 30 weeks of pregnancy with hydrops fetalis caused by a fetal atrial flutter. As the transplacental passage of antiarrhythmic agents is impaired in hydrops fetalis, we chose direct treatment using fetal intraperitoneal and intra-amniotic injections (75-300 mg) of amiodarone...
June 2016: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Hsiu-Chu Chou, Willie Lin, Chung-Ming Chen
Intra-amniotic injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induces pulmonary hypertension in newborn rats. This study was designed to test whether human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) reduce pulmonary hypertension and alleviate cardiac hypertrophy in prenatal LPS-treated rats. Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were injected intraperitoneally with LPS (0.5 mg/kg per day) or untreated on gestational days 20 and 21. Human MSCs (3×10(5) cells and 1×10(6) cells) in 0.03 mL of normal saline (NS) were transplanted intratracheally on postnatal day 5...
October 2016: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
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