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Athanasiadis Apostolos P - - 2005
A unique case of conjoined triplets that was characterized as tricephalus, tetrabrachius, and tetrapus parapagothoracopagus is presented. Antenatal diagnosis of the conjoined triplet was made at 22 weeks of gestation with 2-dimensional ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging. Pregnancy was terminated by hysterotomy, and diagnosis of conjoined triplets was confirmed postnatally.
Strober Bruce E - - 2005
In this prospective, open-label pilot study, we evaluated the safety and efficacy of etanercept, a TNF-alpha inhibitor, in the treatment of moderate to severe alopecia areata, alopecia totalis, or alopecia universalis. Seventeen otherwise healthy adults with moderate to severe alopecia areata were enrolled. The primary outcome measure was the extent ...
Cowin Allison J - - 2005
Fetal skin possesses the capacity to heal a wound by a process of regeneration rather than repair, resulting in the absence of scar formation. The actin cytoskeleton may be involved in this process of scar-free wound healing. The effect of wounding on the expression of contractile filamentous actin (F-actin) was ...
Vizza Enrico - - 2005
In order to understand the 3-D distribution of collagen in relation to vascularization, chorionic villi of human placentae, belonging to normal pregnancies at term, were studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) after alkali maceration techniques, and by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The villous tree appeared made of an uninterrupted structure ...
Kinzler Wendy L - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to determine whether the expression of extracellular matrix components (ECM) is altered in the umbilical arteries from preterm fetal growth-restricted (FGR) pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN: Preterm pregnancies with FGR were compared with appropriately grown preterm pregnancies. Umbilical artery messenger RNA (mRNA) levels for fibrillar collagens I ...
Cuttle Leila - - 2005
Our group has developed an ovine model of deep dermal, partial-thickness burn where the fetus heals scarlessly and the lamb heals with scar. The comparison of collagen structure between these two different mechanisms of healing may elucidate the process of scarless wound healing. Picrosirius staining followed by polarized light microscopy ...
Kahn D - - 2005
Besides its potent immunosuppressive properties, rapamycin also has antitumor and antifungal effects. Rapamycin also inhibits the proliferation of fibroblasts and therefore may impair the healing of various tissues. We investigated the effect of rapamycin on the healing of the bile duct anastomosis. The study was undertaken in pigs that were ...
Harma Mehmet - - 2005
After an unsuccessful midwife-assisted delivery in which a head was born but delivery could not be advanced, episiotomy performed at Sanliurfa Maternity Hospital allowed vaginal delivery of female conjoined twins. Visual and x-ray examination showed two heads, two vertebral columns, two feet, two arms, and fusion at the level of ...
Fette Andreas - - 2005
Full thickness burns usually lead to a great loss of skin and physiological instability because human skin is not only the biggest organ of our body it is the most important protection barrier as well. As natural skin has only limited options to recover, there is a great need for ...
Dessie Azene - - 2005
Thoraco-omphalopagus conjoined twins born to a 25-year-old para one Ethiopian lady are presented. Prenatal diagnosis was not made until elective cesarean section delivery was done for severe preeclampsia and twin pregnancy with breech presentation. Detailed autopsy results and relevant literature reviews are described. To the best of our knowledge, these ...
Strocker Ali - - 2005
Case reports in the literature on conjoined twins discuss the difficulties with anesthesia and surgical separation; however, the role of airway endoscopy as a means of evaluating the respiratory tract has not been described. This case of thoraco-omphaloischiopagus laterally conjoined twins demonstrates the importance of videoendoscopic airway evaluation in the ...
Wubben Martin J E MJ - - 2004
In Arabidopsis, mutation of RHD1, a UDP-glucose-4-epimerase, causes root-specific phenotypes, including hypersusceptibility to the cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii, increased root hair elongation, decreased root length, and root epidermal bulging. Previous experiments suggested that increased ethylene sensitivity or production mediated the rhd1-4 phenotypes. In the present study, double mutant analyses revealed ...
Venema Dennis R - - 2004
In Drosophila, wing hairs are aligned in a distally oriented, parallel array. The frizzled pathway determines proximal-distal cell polarity in the wing; however, in frizzled pathway mutants, wing hairs remain parallel. How wing hairs align has not been determined. We have demonstrated a novel role for the septate junction proteins ...
Roberts Sally - - 2005
Inflammation and irritation of the nerve roots has been indicated as an important factor in the pain associated with symptomatic disc herniations. Tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) is now believed to be involved in this pathway. TNFalpha causes connective tissue cells in culture to synthesise a glycoprotein, TNFalpha-stimulated gene-6 (TSG-6). ...
Nogueira Ana Carolina Santos - - 2004
The aim of this study was to compare the effects of sun exposure and bleaching treatments on hair mechanical properties. Tresses of virgin dark-brown hair were initially washed with lauryl sodium sulfate solution. Sun irradiation was simulated with xenon (full radiation) or mercury-vapor (full or UVB-filtered radiation) lamps. Hair was ...
MacKenzie Andrew P - - 2004
Twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence and epigastric heteropagus conjoined twins may appear similar antenatally. Three-dimensional ultrasound evaluated the relationship of a completely formed fetus and an adjacent second body consisting of a pelvis with 2 lower extremities, confirming the final diagnosis when two-dimensional ultrasound was unsuccessful. Three-dimensional ultrasound is useful ...
Uwapusitanon Wasinee - - 2004
To evaluate women's sexual activities and to describe their attitudes and information sources regarding sexual activity during pregnancy. Pregnant women were interviewed with a structured questionnaire for three time periods. Main outcome measures were frequency of coitus, desire, arousal, orgasm and sexual satisfaction. Comparisons were made between the trimesters of ...
Weldon Edward J EJ - - 2004
BACKGROUND: In a shoulder requiring arthroplasty, if the glenoid is flat or biconcave, the surgeon can restore the desired glenoid stability by using a glenoid prosthesis with a known surface geometry or by modifying the surface of the glenoid to a geometry that provides the desired glenoid stability. This study ...
Wilgus Traci A - - 2004
Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and the prostaglandin products generated as a result of COX-2 activity mediate a variety of biological and pathological processes. Scarless healing occurs in fetal skin in the first and second trimesters of development. This scarless healing process is known to proceed without a significant inflammatory response, which appears ...
Fayoux Pierre - - 2004
The laryngeal maculae flavae (MF) have been previously described as cellular condensations at the extremities of the vocal cords, but the exact nature and role of the MF are unknown. The purpose of this study is a histomorphological analysis of the nature and development of the MF in human vocal ...
Bratton M Q - - 2004
This paper is written in response to controversial judicial decisions following separation surgery on conjoined twins "Jodie" and "Mary". The courts, it is argued, seem to have conceptualised the twins as "entangled singletons" requiring medical intervention to render them physically separate and thus "as they were meant to be", notwithstanding ...
Boon Johannes M - - 2004
The tendons constituting the rotator cuff (RC) are often torn, and several techniques for their repair have been established. The existence of an extension of the supraspinatus tendon into that of the subscapularis has often been overlooked. The purpose of this study was to study this extension in human dissections. ...
Sato Kiminori - - 2004
Injection laryngoplasty is one of the procedures for treating unilateral vocal fold paralysis. This is a preliminary report on modified injection laryngoplasty, ie, injection of liposuctioned autologous fat into the larynx and hypopharynx of patients who have aspiration and voice disorders after vocal fold paralysis. Lipoinjection was performed in 3 ...
Esenkaya Semra - - 2004
In this report, we describe the case of a 19-year-old primigravida pregnant woman who had been hospitalized for 2 days with bleeding and a diagnosis of imminent abortion. Sonographic examination revealed a single fetus of approximately 17 weeks' gestation that initially appeared normal except for a mass on its neck. ...
Zhang Bo - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Early gestational mammalian fetuses possess the amazing ability to heal cutaneous wounds in a scarless fashion. Over the past years, scientists have been working to decipher the mechanisms underlying this regenerative repair. The remarkable phenotypic differences between fetal and adult healings behooves us to learn their characteristics in genetics, ...
Pinheiro M C - - 2004
Reference is usually made to the parallel orientation towards the main line of exerted tension at the pubic joint in mice, for supporting forces applied to the joint. Despite the wealth of morphological information about the extracellular matrix in this joint, little is known regarding the involvement of the crimp ...
de Souza G Negrão - - 2004
Intracervix injection of hyaluronidase during pregnancy has been proposed to accelerate cervix ripening. We evaluated the morphological and morphometric changes of the uterine cervix of pregnant rats, caused by the action of this enzyme. Ten female rats were equally divided between an experimental group (G II) and a control group ...
Wakabayashi Ikuko - - 2003
We performed 2-dimensional finite element model analysis to estimate the mechanical environment of the supraspinatus tendon. The geometric shape of the finite element model was determined by magnetic resonance imaging of a normal human shoulder obtained at 0 degrees, 30 degrees, and 60 degrees of abduction, whereas the histologic location ...
Beredjiklian Pedro K - - 2003
Previous studies have shown fetal tissues heal in a regenerative fashion without scar formation. The objective of this study is to compare the healing properties of adult and fetal tendons. Time-mated pregnant ewes at 80-85 days of gestation were utilized. A partial, midsubstance tenotomy was performed in the lateral extensor ...
Haubrich Kathleen A - - 2003
Vernix caseosa is a naturally occurring fetal barrier film produced in late pregnancy as a result of sebaceous and epidermal lipids combined with desquamation of maturing fetal corneocytes. Vernix lacks desmosomal interconnections between corneocytes as demonstrated in adult stratum corneum and is, therefore, referred to as a "mobile phase" stratum ...
MacLean Helen E - - 2003
In this study, we report that the transcription factor c-Maf is required for normal chondrocyte differentiation during endochondral bone development. c-maf is expressed in hypertrophic chondrocytes during fetal development (E14.5-E18.5), with maximal expression in the tibia occurring at E15.5 and E16.5, in terminally differentiated chondrocytes. In c-maf-null mice, fetal bone ...
Ito Shosuke - - 2003
The color of hair, skin, and eyes in animals mainly depends on the quantity, quality, and distribution of the pigment melanin, which occurs in two types: black to brown eumelanin and yellow to reddish pheomelanin. Microanalytical methods to quantify the amounts of eumelanin and pheomelanin in biological materials were developed ...
Nissimov J - - 2003
The hair diameter major-axis has been shown to decrease normally toward the scalp in individual fibres. In this report sharp increases, rather than decreases, of hair-shaft major-axis diameters during pregnancy are described. Mean major-axis hair diameters of 15-20 fibres from each of 12 pregnant and 13 nonpregnant women were measured ...
Yamazaki Masashi - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Super Lizer trade mark is a linear polarized light instrument, which has been used with good effect in orthopedics and anesthesiology to treat arthralgia and neuralgia with a high output of infrared radiation. AIM: To test Super Lizer trade mark 's efficacy for the treatment of alopecia areata. METHODS: ...
Sepulveda W - - 2003
We report two cases of conjoined twins complicating a triplet pregnancy diagnosed by two-dimensional ultrasound in the first trimester and evaluated further by three-dimensional ultrasound. A review of the literature over the last 30 years revealed 11 other cases diagnosed prenatally by ultrasound. Overall, three (23%) of these 13 pregnancies ...
Cowin Allison J - - 2003
Skin from the embryonic day 17 rat retains the ability to epithelialize an excisional wound when isolated in serum-supplemented suspension culture. This ability is lost by embryonic day 19. We have investigated this effect of gestational age on fetal epithelial wound closure by correlating the involvement of filamentous actin (F-actin) ...
Fuchs Julie R - - 2003
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The authors have described previously the use of engineered fetal cartilage in a large animal model of fetal tracheal repair. This study was aimed at comparing cartilage engineered from bone marrow-derived stromal cells (BMSC) to native and engineered cartilage, in this model. METHODS: Ovine BMSC were expanded in vitro, ...
San Martin S - - 2003
Remodelling of the extracellular matrix (ECM) occurs during decidualization of the endometrium in mice. Previously we have documented the appearance of large-diameter collagen fibrils around mature decidual cells between day 5 and day 7 of pregnancy. Proteoglycans are important in the regulation of collagen fibrillogenesis, and the present study analysed ...
Lindow S W - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate maternal and fetal hair mercury levels in relation to the placement of dental amalgam tooth restorations. DESIGN: Cross sectional study involving women who never had dental amalgam restorations placed, women who had amalgam restorations placed before pregnancy and women who had restorations placed during the index pregnancy. ...
Wang Yu Chi - - 2003
Polyglycolide (PGA) and chitosan mixture solution was prepared using solvents of low toxicity to create novel, porous, biocompatible, degradable, and modifiable hybrid matrices for biomedical applications. The porosity of these PGA-chitosan hybrid matrices (P/C matrices) was created by a thermally induced phase separation method. Two types of the P/C hybrid ...
Mazzullo G - - 2003
Conjoined twinning has been reported in most of the domestic animal species. Among them, sheep have the highest incidence of craniofacial defects. A live male crossbreed dystocic two-headed lamb was delivered from a 2-year-old Pinzerita sheep after first mating. After 40 h of life, the lamb spontaneously died. The most ...
White Philip - - 2003
The phenotype of fibroblasts repopulating experimental wounds in vivo has been shown to influence both wound healing responses and clinical outcome. Recent studies have demonstrated that the human homeobox gene PRX-2 is strongly upregulated in fibroblasts within fetal, but not adult, mesenchymal tissues during healing. Differential homeobox gene expression by ...
Derkowski Wojciech - - 2003
We examined the prenatal development of the human anterior cranial fossa and considered its clinical aspects. Our purpose was an evaluation of anterior cranial fossa geometry, its measurements and connections with the nasal cavity and middle cranial fossa. The study was performed on 29 foetuses from the first and second ...
Dang Catherine - - 2003
Early in gestation, fetal wounds are capable of healing scarlessly. Scarless healing in the fetus is characterized by regeneration of an organized dermis with normal appendages and by a relative lack of inflammation. Although there is a transition period between scarless and scar-forming repair, scarless healing also depends on wound ...
Ikoma Kazuya - - 2003
It is difficult to monitor the chronic stage of the healing process of ruptured tendons employing the present diagnostic modes. However, the results of this study have shown that 1H double quantum filtered (DQF) NMR spectroscopy is sensitive to the later stages of the healing process. Regenerated tendons of rabbits ...
Bullard Kelli M - - 2003
The early-gestation fetus heals dermal wounds rapidly and scarlessly. This phenomenon appears to be intrinsic to fetal skin and independent of the intrauterine environment. Unique properties of fetal cells, extracellular matrix, cytokine profile, and gene expression contribute to scarless repair. An intensive research effort has focused on unraveling the mechanisms ...
Stenn K S - - 2003
In the last few years by means of the elucidation of the human genome and the acquisition of powerful investigative tools we have begun to understand the molecular basis of hair follicle growth control. In this article I will describe some of the salient recent contributions to the field and ...
Teodoro W R - - 2003
Decidualization in the mouse consists of an extensive remodeling of the endometrial extracellular matrix, resulting in a reduction of the extracellular spaces, an increase in the diameter of collagen fibrils, and changes in the relative ratio of different types of glycosaminoglycans. To assess the dynamic changes of the endometrial extracellular ...
Boos A - - 2003
The increase in uterine mass during pregnancy requires the establishment of sufficient blood supply to and strong supportive elements within the uterus. These needs are correlated with the remodelling and production of ECM materials. Therefore, placentomes and interplacentomal parts of the uterine walls and adherent allantochorion were collected from 45 ...
Giurea Alexander - - 2002
A recurring problem in tissue transplantation therapies for articular cartilage defects is the lack of integration between the implant and the host cartilage. Previous studies have shown that in vitro integration between explants of calf cartilage is markedly higher than that between fetal cartilage, despite similarly high levels of deposition ...
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