Recent Approaches for Angiogenesis in Search of Successful Tissue Engineering and Regeneration.

Recent Approaches for Angiogenesis in Search of Successful Tissue Engineering and Regeneration. Curr Stem Cell Res Ther. 2019 Nov 04;: Authors: Reddy LVK, Murugan D, Mullick M, Begum M ET, Sen D Abstract Angiogenesis plays a central role in human physiology from reproduction and fetal development to wound healing and tissue repair/regeneration. Clinically relevant therapies are needed for promoting angiogenesis in order to supply oxygen and nutrients after transplantation, thus relieving the symptoms of ischemia. Increase in angiogenesis can lead to restoration of damaged tissues, thereby leading the way for successful tissue regeneration. Tissue regeneration is a broad field that has shown the convergence of various interdisciplinary fields, wherein living cells in conjugation with biomaterials have been tried and tested on to the human body. Although there is a prevalence of various approaches that hypothesize enhanced tissue regeneration via angiogenesis, none of them have been successful in gaining clinical relevance. Hence, the current review summarizes the recent cell-based and cell free (exosomes, extracellular vesicles, micro-RNAs) therapies, gene and biomaterial-based approaches that have been used for angiogenesis-mediated tissue regeneration and have been applied in treating disease models like ischemic heart, brain stroke, bone defects and corneal defects. This review also puts forward a concise report of the pre-clinical and clinical studies...
Source: Current Stem Cell Research and Therapy - Category: Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Curr Stem Cell Res Ther Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: Interdisciplinary NeurosurgeryAuthor(s): Zhihui Deng, John DavisAbstractThere is evidence of disrupted cerebral blood flow in patients with a skull defect due to decompressive craniectomy though the pathophysiologic mechanism is yet to be established. Here we report on a patient who suffered one episode of transient ischemic attack (TIA) when developing early stage sinking skin flap syndrome (SSFS) post decompressive craniectomy due to a severe traumatic brain injury. This case report of TIA as a clinical presentation of SSFS indicating a potentially increased risk ...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Although a big step forward that will benefit many patients has been taken with recent trials, many questions remain unanswered. Pending results from further studies, decision-making regarding management of patients with PFO-associated ischaemic stroke should be based on a close coordination between neurologists/stroke specialists and cardiologists. PMID: 31787326 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue Neurologique - Category: Neurology Tags: Rev Neurol (Paris) Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 December 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Fabian J Brunner, Christoph Waldeyer, Francisco Ojeda, Veikko Salomaa, Frank Kee, Susana Sans, Barbara Thorand, Simona Giampaoli, Paolo Brambilla, Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe, Marie Moitry, Licia Iacoviello, Giovanni Veronesi, Guido Grassi, Ellisiv B Mathiesen, Stefan Söderberg, Allan Linneberg, Hermann Brenner, Philippe Amouyel, Jean FerrièresSummaryBackgroundThe relevance of blood lipid concentrations to long-term incidence of cardiovascular disease and the relevance of lipid-lowering therapy for cardiovascular disease outcomes is unclear....
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) have been proposed for benchmarking health care quality across hospitals, which requires extensive case-mix adjustment. The current study ’s aim was to develop and comp...
Source: BMC Medical Research Methodology - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
ConclusionBaseline cut off thrombus appearance predicts a  higher number of thrombectomy maneuvers. In day to day practice this may prepare the neurointerventionalist for a more challenging endovascular procedure ahead. Stroke etiology, clinical outcomes and thrombus-specific characteristics did not show any associations with the thrombus appearance.
Source: Klinische Neuroradiologie - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: These findings suggest that low UA and low BMI have a joint effect on poor outcomes in IS patients. Across BMI categories, uric acid is differentially associated with functional outcome after stroke. This effect of low UA in the low BMI groups may be one of the mechanisms underlying the obesity-stroke paradox of the outcome in IS patients.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The practice of ≥24 h of bed rest after acute ischemic stroke thrombolysis is common among hospitals, but its value compared to shorter periods of bed rest is unknown.
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Publication date: Available online 3 December 2019Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Rafael Pazinatto Aguiar, Lígia Mendes Soares, Erika Meyer, Fernanda Canova da Silveira, Humberto Milani, Adrian Newman-Tancredi, Mark Varney, Jos Prickaerts, Rúbia M. Weffort de OliveiraAbstractPharmacological interventions that selectively activate serotonin 5-hydroxytryptramine-1A (5-HT1A) heteroreceptors may prevent or attenuate the consequences of brain ischemic episodes. The present study investigated whether the preferential 5-HT1A postsynaptic receptor agonist NLX-101 (a.k....
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Today's open access paper is a review of potential approaches that might be used as a basis for therapies to restore a more youthful level of neurogenesis in the aging mammalian brain. Neurogenesis is the process by which new neurons are created by neural stem cell populations and then integrated into neural networks. In adults, neurogenesis is essential to memory, learning, and the limited degree of regeneration that the brain is capable of enacting. Unfortunately, the supply of new neurons declines with age as the underlying stem cells become ever less active. Beyond making the aging brain more resilient, methods of incr...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs
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