Helping Others Heal: Increasing the odds

Immune-building stem cell research works to increase the odds of lung transplants. Mayo Clinic research into stem cells for lung transplants and other types of transplants are increasing the odds of survival. In the 1970s, when?Cesar A. Keller, M.D., started his career in pulmonology, lung transplantation was widely considered science fiction. Now,?lung transplantation?is a lifesaving [...]
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ConclusionsMucormycosis involved mainly the sinu ‐orbital site and affected children>10  years. Despite aggressive treatment with high‐dose L‐AmB and timely surgical debridement, the mortality rate remains still high.
Source: Mycoses - Category: Research Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Abstract Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a major cause of respiratory failure in critically ill patients. Despite extensive research into its pathophysiology, mortality remains high. No effective pharmacotherapy exists. Based largely on numerous preclinical animal studies, administration of mesenchymal stem or stromal cell (MSC) as a therapeutic for acute lung injury (ALI) holds great promise, and Phase I and II clinical trials are currently under way internationally. However, concern for the use of stem cells, specifically the risk of iatrogenic tumor formation, as well as the prohibitive cost of productio...
Source: Transfusion - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Transfusion Source Type: research
We report a case of thoracic air-leak syndrome, an extremely rare complication developed after an episode of organizing pneumonia due to graft-vs-host disease in a 19-year-old male. This unusual non-infectious pulmonary complication occurred 527  days after allogeneic HSCT and led to the patient’s death within 1 month due to cardio-respiratory failure. Herein, we highlight chest-imaging aspects which are typical. Early detection by high-resolution chest CT could improve patient management.
Source: Lung - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
This study provides a therapeutic strategy for targeting asthma inflammation.Graphical Abstract
Source: Stem Cell Reports - Category: Stem Cells Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: Microvascular ResearchAuthor(s): Reza Rahbarghazi, Rana Keyhanmanesh, Mohammad Reza Aslani, Mehdi Hassanpour, Mahdi AhmadiAbstractObjectivesAlthough excitements related to stem cell therapeutic outcomes have been highlighted enormously in asthma, the vast majority of works were conducted by researchers in animal models. Elucidating the mechanisms underlying the therapeutic effects of MSCs in asthmatic rats will provide a rational basis for assuring maximal safety of future clinical application of stem cells. In the current study, we sought to investigate the possibl...
Source: Microvascular Research - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
This article, unfortunately paywalled, is interesting to note as a mark of the now increasingly energetic expansion of commercial efforts in longevity science. David Sinclair has been building a private equity company to work in many areas relevant to this present generation of commercial longevity science; while I'm not sold on his primary research interests as the basis for meaningful treatments for aging, he is diversifying considerably here, including into senolytics, the clearance of senescent cells demonstrated to produce rejuvenation in animal studies. This sort of approach to business mixes aspects of investing and...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Contributors : Stephen Dalton ; Thomas Colunga ; Miranda Hayworth ; Luoman Chen ; Kristopher L NazorSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing ; Genome binding/occupancy profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Homo sapiens ; Mus musculusMesothelium is a multipotent resident progenitor cell of the coelomic organs that functions in organogenesis, repair and possible regeneration. We used hESCs to generate mesothelium of the epithelial and mesenchymal forms. Mesenchymal derivatives of mesothelium have been previously reported to function in tissue repair by promoting and participating in angiog...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Genome binding/occupancy profiling by high throughput sequencing Homo sapiens Mus musculus Source Type: research
Publication date: 1 November 2018Source: Life Sciences, Volume 212Author(s): Rana Keyhanmanesh, Reza Rahbarghazi, Mohammad Reza Aslani, Mehdi Hassanpour, Mahdi AhmadiAbstractAimsWith respect to recent advantage in stem cell application, given the concern reported previously after stem cell transplantation, mesenchymal stem cell-derived conditioned media (MSC-CM) could be a potential approach to guarantee more safety and efficient outcomes than the current stem cell–based regenerative therapies.Main methodsMale rats were assigned into four experimental groups (n = 6); healthy rats (C group), OVA sensitized rats (S...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Purpose of review To provide an overview of recently published work on autologous hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Recent findings Superiority of HSCT vs. intravenous cyclophosphamide pulses was demonstrated in the randomized controlled American Scleroderma: Cyclophosphamide or Transplantation (SCOT) Trial (n = 75), supporting the results from earlier studies. In the SCOT Trial, total body irradiation was used instead of the nonmyeloablative regimens used in other trials, and considered well tolerated during a follow-up time of 4.5 years. Three small uncontr...
Source: Current Opinion in Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: RAYNAUD PHENOMENON, SCLERODERMA, OVERLAP SYNDROMES AND OTHER FIBROSING SYNDROMES: Edited by John Varga Source Type: research
The objective of this review is to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies assessing the prevalence of latent TB infection (LTBI) in transplant candidates.MethodsElectronic databases, including MEDLINE (via PubMed), SCOPUS were searched until 30 June 2017. The prevalence of LTBI was estimated using the random effects meta-analysis. Heterogeneity was evaluated by subgroup analysis. Data were analyzed by STATA version 14.ResultsThe pooled prevalence of LTBI based on tuberculin skin test (TST) in different transplant types was as follows: liver 24% (14%–33%, 95% CI), lung 22% (18%–26%), renal 21% ...
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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