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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328870/the-effect-of-early-life-experience-environment-and-genetic-factors-on-spontaneous-home-cage-aggression-related-wounding-in-male-c57bl-6-mice
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Brianna N Gaskill, Aurora M Stottler, Joseph P Garner, Christina W Winnicker, Guy B Mulder, Kathleen R Pritchett-Corning
Aggression is a major welfare issue in mice, particularly when mice unfamiliar to each other are first placed in cages, as happens on receipt from a vendor, and following cage cleaning. Injuries from aggression are the second leading cause of unplanned euthanasia in mice, following ulcerative dermatitis. Commonly employed strategies for reducing aggression-related injury are largely anecdotal, and may even be counterproductive. Here we report a series of experiments testing potential explanations and interventions for post-shipping aggression-related injuries in C57BL/6 mice...
March 22, 2017: Lab Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327134/the-effect-of-intra-articular-botulinum-toxin-a-on-substance-p-prostaglandin-e2-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-in-the-canine-osteoarthritic-joint
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Helka M Heikkilä, Anna K Hielm-Björkman, John F Innes, Outi M Laitinen-Vapaavuori
BACKGROUND: Recently, intra-articular botulinum toxin A (IA BoNT A) has been shown to reduce joint pain in osteoarthritic dogs. Similar results have been reported in human patients with arthritis. However, the mechanism of the antinociceptive action of IA BoNT A is currently not known. The aim of this study was to explore this mechanism of action by investigating the effect of IA BoNT A on synovial fluid (SF) and serum substance P (SP), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) in osteoarthritic dogs...
March 21, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325777/intratracheal-seal-disc-a-novel-tracheostoma-closure-device
#3
Karen J Christiansen, Niels Moeslund, Henrik Lauridsen, Louise Devantier, Marianne C Rohde, Benedict Kjœrgaard, Michael Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Tracheostomy decannulation is accompanied by several clinical concerns due to air leakage. In this study, we introduced a novel tracheostoma closure device that facilitates the use of noninvasive ventilation, improvement of pulmonary function, and vocalization in the newly decannulated patient. The biosafety and feasibility of the device were evaluated in an animal model. METHODS: Five Danish Landrace pigs were subjected to tracheostomy followed by decannulation and insertion of the tracheostoma closure device...
March 21, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317617/companion-animal-owner-perceptions-knowledge-and-beliefs-regarding-pain-management-in-end-of-life-care
#4
Roschelle Heuberger, Michael Petty, Janice Huntingford
The senior companion animal is the fastest growing segment of the pet population. End-of-life care, quality of life, and pain management (PM) are extremely important to pet owners. Research into PM and end-of-life care is essential due to lack of information on owner knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs. A survey was developed to gather information from owners. Surveys were developed using expert focus groups, and participants were recruited through social media. Survey validation employed emergent themes and grounded theory...
December 2016: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315639/effect-of-home-cage-bedding-in-the-induction-chamber-on-serum-cortisol-and-corticosterone-levels-in-response-to-isoflurane-induced-anesthesia-in-c57bl-6j-mice
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Cara P Reiter, Amanda C Christy, Cara H Olsen, David E Bentzel
Mice are routinely anesthetized with isoflurane in an induction chamber. The AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals states that distress should be minimized during euthanasia but does not address this point in regard to induction of anesthesia. Here we evaluated the potential for familiar surroundings to reduce the adrenocortical response of mice during anesthesia induction with isoflurane. However, adding bedding from the animals' home cage to the induction chamber failed to significantly reduce serum cortisol or corticosterone levels in male and female C57BL/6J mice...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304255/neurocysticercosis-in-a-rhesus-macaque-macaca-mulatta
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Jessica M Johnston, Cecilia D Dyer, Susan Madison-Antenucci, Kimberly Am Mergen, Christin L Veeder, Angela K Brice
An 8-y-old, intact, male rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) was sedated to undergo MRI in preparation for the implantation of cranial hardware. During imaging, 9 focal lesions were noted in the brain and musculature of the head. The lesions were hyperechoic with hypoechoic rims. The animal was deemed inappropriate for neuroscience research, and euthanasia was elected. Gross examination revealed multiple round, thick-walled, fluid-filled cysts (diameter, approximately 0.5 cm) in multiple tissues: one each in the left caudal lung lobe, left masseter muscle, and the dura overlying the brain and 8 throughout the gray and white matter of the brain parenchyma...
December 1, 2016: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304254/clinical-trypanosoma-cruzi-disease-after-cardiac-transplantation-in-a-cynomolgus-macaque-macaca-fascicularis
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Elana R Rybak, Steve Shipley, Ivan Tatarov, Tianshu Zhang, Wenji Sun, Gheorghe Braileanu, Lars Burdorf, Evelyn Sievert, Agnes M Azimzadeh, Louis J DeTolla, Richard N Pierson Iii
A cynomolgus macaque received a heterotopic cardiac allograft as part of a transplant study, with monoclonal antibodies targeted to specific immune costimulation molecules (CD154, CD28) but no traditional immunosuppressive therapy after surgery. Clinical anemia was detected on postoperative day (POD) 35 and had worsened (Hgb, 2.3 g/dL; Hct = 7.3%) by POD 47, despite type-matched whole-blood transfusions. After a total of 4 blood transfusions, hematologic parameters were improved (Hgb, 5.9 g/dL; Hct, 18.7%)...
December 1, 2016: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303661/immunological-and-physiological-observations-in-baboons-with-life-supporting-genetically-engineered-pig-kidney-grafts
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Hayato Iwase, Hidetaka Hara, Mohamed Ezzelarab, Tao Li, Zhongqiang Zhang, Bingsi Gao, Hong Liu, Cassandra Long, Yi Wang, Amy Cassano, Edwin Klein, Carol Phelps, David Ayares, Abhinav Humar, Martin Wijkstrom, David K C Cooper
BACKGROUND: Genetically engineered pigs could provide a source of kidneys for clinical transplantation. The two longest kidney graft survivals reported to date have been 136 and 310 days, but graft survival >30 days has been unusual until recently. METHODS: Donor pigs (n=4) were on an α1,3-galactosyltransferase gene-knockout (GTKO)/human complement regulatory protein (CD46) background (GTKO/CD46). In addition, the pigs were transgenic for at least one human coagulation regulatory protein...
March 17, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300871/glial-scar-modulation-as-therapeutic-tool-in-spinal-cord-injury-in-animal-models
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Jéssica Rodrigues Orlandin, Carlos Eduardo Ambrósio, Valéria Maria Lara
PURPOSE: Spinal Cord injury represents, in veterinary medicine, most of the neurological attendances and may result in permanent disability, death or euthanasia. Due to inflammation resulting from trauma, it originates the glial scar, which is a cell interaction complex system. Its function is to preserve the healthy circuits, however, it creates a physical and molecular barrier that prevents cell migration and restricts the neuroregeneration ability. METHODS: This review aims to present innovations in the scene of treatment of spinal cord injury, approaching cell therapy, administration of enzyme, anti-inflammatory, and other active principles capable of modulating the inflammatory response, resulting in glial scar reduction and subsequent functional improvement of animals...
February 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300477/evaluation-of-intracameral-pentablock-copolymer-thermosensitive-gel-for-sustained-drug-delivery-to-the-anterior-chamber-of-the-eye
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Elizabeth Schaefer, Sara M Smith, Jacklyn Salmon, Santhi Abbaraju, Rasidul Amin, Sidney Weiss, Ulrich Grau, Poonam Velagaleti, Brian Gilger
PURPOSE: To investigate PTSgels (Pentablock copolymers) as an injectable formulation technology for sustained ocular drug delivery. Drug release profile, tolerability, and polymer degradation for one of the thermosensitive, biodegradable, and biocompatible compositions were investigated through intracameral (IC) injection in rabbits. METHODS: New Zealand White rabbit eyes were injected IC (50 μL) with 100 μg near-infrared-immunoglobulin G (NIR-IgG) in balanced salt solution (BSS) or 20% PTSgel; or with PTSgel or BSS alone...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300134/white-matter-repair-after-extracellular-vesicles-administration-in-an-experimental-animal-model-of-subcortical-stroke
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Laura Otero-Ortega, Fernando Laso-García, María Del Carmen Gómez-de Frutos, Berta Rodríguez-Frutos, Jorge Pascual-Guerra, Blanca Fuentes, Exuperio Díez-Tejedor, María Gutiérrez-Fernández
Mesenchymal stem cells have previously been shown to mediate brain repair after stroke; they secrete 50-100 nm complexes called extracellular vesicles (EVs), which could be responsible for provoking neurovascular repair and functional recovery. EVs have been observed by electron microscopy and NanoSight, and they contain associated proteins such as CD81 and Alix. This purified, homogeneous population of EVs was administered intravenously after subcortical stroke in rats. To evaluate the EVs effects, we studied the biodistribution, proteomics analysis, functional evaluation, lesion size, fiber tract integrity, axonal sprouting and white matter repair markers...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300027/cystic-calculus-in-a-laboratory-housed-green-anole-anolis-carolinensis
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Leslie L Birke Ann M Cespedes Emma R Schachner And Simon P Lailvaux
An adult, male, wild-caught, laboratory-housed green anole (Anolis carolinensis) on a locomotor performance study was presented for anorexia. The anole exhibited a 26% weight loss and a thin body condition but was otherwise alert and active. Despitesupportive care, the anole's clinical condition deteriorated, necessitating euthanasia. Postmortem examination revealed a 4.5 mm × 2.5-mm cystic calculus, which consisted entirely of sodium urate. Here we describe the clinical findings and locomotor consequences of this disease in a green anole...
March 15, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294929/-written-advance-euthanasia-directives-in-mentally-incompetent-patients-with-dementia-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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K de Nooijer, V E van de Wetering, E C T Geijteman, L Postma, J A C Rietjens, A van der Heide
OBJECTIVE: To present the knowledge, experiences and attitudes of the general population, patients, relatives and health care professionals concerning written advance euthanasia directives in patients who have become mentally incompetent. DESIGN: Systematic review of the literature. METHOD: We systematically searched Medline, Cochrane Library and Embase for articles published in the period 2002-2016. RESULTS: The search yielded 775 articles, of which 11 met the inclusion criteria...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291861/bone-regeneration-using-adipose-derived-stem-cells-with-fibronectin-in-dehiscence-type-defects-associated-with-dental-implants-an-experimental-study-in-a-dog-model
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Maria Àngels Sánchez-Garcés, Joaquín Alvira-González, Claudia Müller Sánchez, Joan R Barbany Cairó, Manuel Reina Del Pozo, Cosme Gay-Escoda
PURPOSE: To determine the bone regeneration potential of a ceramic biomaterial coated with fibronectin and adipose-derived stem cells covered in three-wall critical-size defects associated with dental implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a total of 18 dogs, four dehiscence-type and critical-size defects were created surgically in the edentulous alveolar ridge with the simultaneous placement of dental implants. Defects were randomly regenerated using biomaterials coated with particulate ß-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP), β-TCP with fibronectin (Fn) (β-TCP-Fn), and β-TCP with a combination of Fn and autologous adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) (β-TCP-Fn-ADSCs), leaving one defect as the control...
March 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291642/chitosan-dextran-gel-as-an-anti-adhesion-agent-in-a-postlaminectomy-spinal-sheep-model
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Sukanya Rajiv, Amanda Drilling, Ahmed Bassiouni, Marguerite Harding, Craig James, Simon Robinson, Steve Moratti, Peter-John Wormald
INTRODUCTION: Post-operative peridural adhesions increase morbidity after neurosurgical procedures. Aim of this study is to assess safety and efficacy of Chitosan-Dextran (CD) gel as an anti-adhesion agent in a spinal laminectomy sheep model. METHODS: Eighteen sheep were used in this study with 6 animals in each treatment arm (namely, CD gel, Gelfoam paste and normal saline control). Posterior lumbar laminectomy was performed in all animals and the dura was exposed intact...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291188/quantification-of-peri-implant-bacterial-load-and-in-vivo-biofilm-formation-in-an-innovative-clinically-representative-mouse-model-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection
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Alberto V Carli, Samrath Bhimani, Xu Yang, Matthew B Shirley, Karen L de Mesy Bentley, F Patrick Ross, Mathias P G Bostrom
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a devastating complication following total joint arthroplasty. Current animal models of PJI are limited because of a lack of quantitative methods and failure to effectively recreate the periprosthetic space. We therefore developed a murine PJI model involving a 3-dimensionally printed Ti-6Al-4V implant capable of bearing weight and permitting quantitative analysis of periprosthetic bacterial load and evaluation of biofilm. METHODS: Twenty-five 12-week-old C57BL/6 mice received a unilateral proximal tibial implant and intra-articular injection of either 3 × 10 colony forming units (CFUs) of Staphylococcus aureus Xen 36 or saline solution...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289851/withdrawal-of-artificial-nutrition-and-hydration-in-neonatal-intensive-care-parents-and-healthcare-practitioners-views
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Véronique Fournier, Elisabeth Belghiti, Laurence Brunet, Marta Spranzi
Withdrawing Artificial Nutrition and Hydration (WANH) in the neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) has long been controversial. In France, the practice has become a legal option since 2005. But even though, the question remains as to what the stakeholders' experience is, and whether they consider it ethically appropriate. In order to contribute to the debate, we initiated a study in 2009 to evaluate parental and health care professionals (HCP) perspectives, after they experienced WAHN for a newborn. The study included 25 cases from 5 different clinical neonatology departments...
March 13, 2017: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289166/hans-jacob-and-brain-research-on-hamburg-euthanasia-victims-awaiting-further-brains
#18
Lawrence A Zeidman
Several neuropathologists conducted brain research on victims of so-called euthanasia programs carried out by the National Socialist (Nazi) regime in Germany from 1940 to 1945. Some published their results in German journals or books during and after the war. One of these neuropathologists was Hans Jacob of Hamburg, a former Nazi party member and the leader of the same laboratory previously run by Alfons Jakob (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease). Though much has been published on the unethical actions of Jacob's fellow neuropathologist from Berlin, Julius Hallervorden, Jacob's actions were remarkably similar and have not been previously analyzed in the neuroscience literature...
March 14, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288770/experimental-toxoplasma-gondii-infections-in-pigs-humoral-immune-response-estimation-of-specific-igg-avidity-and-the-challenges-of-reproducing-vertical-transmission-in-sows
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Walter Basso, Felix Grimm, Maja Ruetten, Vitomir Djokic, Radu Blaga, Xaver Sidler, Peter Deplazes
Ten pregnant sows were experimentally inoculated per os with T. gondii in order to investigate vertical and galactogenic transmission of the parasite and the evolution and maturation of the specific IgG humoral response in the sows and piglets. Five seronegative sows received 10(4)T. gondii (CZ isolate clone H3) sporulated oocysts during late-pregnancy (Exp. 1), three sows received 10(4) oocysts during mid-pregnancy (Exp. 2) and three sows from Exp. 1 (and two seronegative sows) were re-inoculated with 10(5) oocysts during a further pregnancy (late-pregnancy) (Exp...
March 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284687/development-of-induced-glioblastoma-by-implantation-of-a-human-xenograft-in-yucatan-minipig-as-a-large-animal-model
#20
Mehrdad Khoshnevis, Claude Carozzo, Catherine Bonnefont-Rebeix, Sara Belluco, Olivia Leveneur, Thomas Chuzel, Elodie Pillet-Michelland, Matthieu Dreyfus, Thierry Roger, François Berger, Frédérique Ponce
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma is the most common and deadliest primary brain tumor for humans. Despite many efforts toward the improvement of therapeutic methods, prognosis is poor and the disease remains incurable with a median survival of 12-14.5 months after an optimal treatment. To develop novel treatment modalities for this fatal disease, new devices must be tested on an ideal animal model before performing clinical trials in humans. NEW METHOD: A new model of induced glioblastoma in Yucatan minipigs was developed...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
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