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Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318746/gaining-ground-in-efforts-to-promote-medication-adherence-after-organ-transplantation
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EDITORIAL
Mary Amanda Dew, Annette J DeVito Dabbs, Andrea F DiMartini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 28, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318743/broadening-the-investigation-short-telomeres-and-lung-transplantation-outcomes-in-pulmonary-fibrosis
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EDITORIAL
Andrew Courtwright, Souheil El-Chemaly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 28, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320630/early-polymerase-chain-reaction-detection-of-chagas-disease-reactivation-in-heart-transplant-patients
#3
Priscilla Almeida da Costa, Marcela Segatto, Danielle Fernandes Durso, Wagson José de Carvalho Moreira, Lucas Lodi Junqueira, Fábio Morato de Castilho, Silvio Amadeu de Andrade, Cláudio Léo Gelape, Egler Chiari, Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho, Sergio Danilo Junho Pena, Carlos Renato Machado, Gloria Regina Franco, Geraldo Brasileiro Filho, Maria da Consolação Vieira Moreira, Andréa Mara Macedo
BACKGROUND: Heart transplantation is a valuable therapeutic option for Chagas disease patients with severe cardiomyopathy. During patient follow-up, the differential diagnosis between cardiac transplant rejection and Chagas disease infection reactivation remains a challenging task, which hinders rapid implementation of the appropriate treatment. Herein we investigate whether polymerase chain reaction (PCR) strategies could facilitate early detection of Trypanosoma cruzi (T cruzi) in transplanted endomyocardial biopsies (EMBs)...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318745/misclassification-of-occupational-disease-in-lung-transplant-recipients
#4
LETTER
David J Blackley, Cara N Halldin, Robert A Cohen, Kristin J Cummings, Eileen Storey, A Scott Laney
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 24, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314503/standard-donor-lung-procurement-with-normothermic-ex-vivo-lung-perfusion-a-prospective-randomized-clinical-trial
#5
Alexis Slama, Lukas Schillab, Maximilian Barta, Aris Benedek, Andreas Mitterbauer, Konrad Hoetzenecker, Shahrokh Taghavi, Gyoergy Lang, Jose Matilla, Hendrik Ankersmit, Helmut Hager, Georg Roth, Walter Klepetko, Clemens Aigner
BACKGROUND: Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) was primarily developed for evaluation of impaired donor lungs. The good clinical results raise the question for its possible impact on lungs meeting standard criteria. Before application of EVLP on such lungs enters routine clinical practice, it must be demonstrated whether EVLP would affect or improve outcome when used in standard donor lungs. We performed a prospective randomized trial to investigate the role of EVLP in standard lung transplantation (Tx)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320632/myocardial-injury-in-severe-heritable-pulmonary-veno-occlusive-disease
#6
LETTER
Carlos Ortiz-Bautista, Héctor Bueno, Pilar Escribano-Subías
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320631/outcomes-of-adolescent-recipients-after-lung-transplantation-an-analysis-of-the-international-society-for-heart-and-lung-transplantation-registry
#7
Miranda A Paraskeva, Leah B Edwards, Bronwyn Levvey, Josef Stehlik, Samuel Goldfarb, Roger D Yusen, Glen P Westall, Greg I Snell
BACKGROUND: Recipient adolescent age for non-lung solid-organ transplantation is associated with higher rates of rejection, graft loss and mortality. Although there have been no studies specifically examining adolescent outcomes after lung transplantation (LTx), limited data from the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Registry suggest that a similar association may exist. Recently, adolescence has been defined as 10 to 24 years of age, taking into account the biologic and sociologic transitions that occur during this age interval...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318744/calculated-panel-reactive-antibody-predicts-outcomes-on-the-heart-transplant-waiting-list
#8
Evan P Kransdorf, Michelle M Kittleson, Jignesh K Patel, Marcelo J Pando, D Eric Steidley, Jon A Kobashigawa
BACKGROUND: Sensitized heart transplant candidates spend more time and have higher mortality on the waiting list. Although the calculated panel-reactive antibody (CPRA) value is used to assign allocation priority to kidney transplant candidates in the United States, the relationship between CPRA and outcomes on the heart transplant waiting list is unknown. METHODS: A data set of patients listed for heart transplant with unacceptable human leukocyte antigens (HLA) entered was obtained from the United Network for Organ Sharing...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302503/the-giessen-pulmonary-hypertension-registry-survival-in-pulmonary-hypertension-subgroups
#9
Henning Gall, Janine F Felix, Franziska K Schneck, Katrin Milger, Natascha Sommer, Robert Voswinckel, Oscar H Franco, Albert Hofman, Ralph T Schermuly, Norbert Weissmann, Friedrich Grimminger, Werner Seeger, Hossein A Ghofrani
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a severe, progressive disease. Although 5 PH subgroups are recognized, reports on survival have focused mainly on pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). METHODS: Long-term transplant-free survival and its determinants were investigated in patients with PH (diagnosed by right heart catheterization) within a prospective registry at a single referral center in Giessen, Germany. RESULTS: In total, 2,067 patients were enrolled (PAH, 685 patients [33...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302502/clinical-relevance-of-the-international-society-for-heart-and-lung-transplantation-consensus-classification-of-primary-graft-dysfunction-after-heart-transplantation-epidemiology-risk-factors-and-outcomes
#10
Mario Sabatino, Giuseppe Vitale, Valentina Manfredini, Marco Masetti, Laura Borgese, Giuseppe Maria Raffa, Antonio Loforte, Sofia Martin Suarez, Calogero Falletta, Giuseppe Marinelli, Francesco Clemenza, Francesco Grigioni, Luciano Potena
BACKGROUND: Primary graft dysfunction (P-GD) is the leading cause of early mortality after heart transplantation (HT). In this 2-center study we analyze outcomes and risk factors of P-GD according to the recent consensus conference classification endorsed by International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. METHODS: We included all adult HTs performed between 1999 and 2013. P-GD was graded as mild, moderate, and severe, according to International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation recommendations, and analyzed separately from secondary GD...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259597/circulating-microrna-150-5p-as-a-novel-biomarker-for-advanced-heart-failure-a-genome-wide-prospective-study
#11
Domenico Scrutinio, Francesca Conserva, Andrea Passantino, Massimo Iacoviello, Rocco Lagioia, Loreto Gesualdo
BACKGROUND: Circulating microRNAs (miRs) are promising biomarkers for heart failure (HF). Previous studies have provided inconsistent miR "signatures." The phenotypic and pathophysiologic heterogeneity of HF may have contributed to this inconsistency. In this study we assessed whether advanced HF (AHF) patients present a distinct miR signature compared with healthy subjects (HS) and mild to moderate HF (MHF) patients. METHODS: The study consisted of 2 phases: a screening phase and a validation phase...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262441/prioritization-for-sensitization-in-heart-transplantation-an-approach-toward-greater-equity
#12
EDITORIAL
Jignesh K Patel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258792/-i-need-help-a-mnemonic-to-aid-timely-referral-in-advanced-heart-failure
#13
LETTER
Jay Baumwol
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259596/berlin-heart-excor-use-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
#14
David L S Morales, Farhan Zafar, Christopher S Almond, Charles Canter, Francis Fynn-Thompson, Jennifer Conway, Iki Adachi, Angela Lorts
BACKGROUND: Management of mechanical circulatory support in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) is challenging due to physiologic variations and anatomic limitations to device placement. In this study we examine the use of Berlin Heart EXCOR in CHD patients. METHODS: CHD patients were identified from the EXCOR Pediatric Study data set (2007 to 2010). Mortality and serious adverse events were compared between CHD and non-CHD cohorts, and predictors of poor outcomes in the CHD cohort were identified...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314504/low-ejection-fraction-in-donor-hearts-is-not-directly-associated-with-increased-recipient-mortality
#15
Carol W Chen, Michael H Sprys, Ann C Gaffey, Jennifer J Chung, Kenneth B Margulies, Michael A Acker, Pavan Atluri
BACKGROUND: Reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) in the donor heart is often a contraindication for transplant. However, small studies have validated the use of hearts with evidence of myocardial dysfunction to boost the number of organs available for transplant. We hypothesize that donor hearts with reduced EF undergo myocardial recovery after transplant and result in equivalent recipient survival compared with grafts with normal function. METHODS: We examined post-operative outcomes of heart recipients in the database of the United Network for Organ Sharing...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262440/telomere-length-in-patients-with-pulmonary-fibrosis-associated-with-chronic-lung-allograft-dysfunction-and-post-lung-transplantation-survival
#16
Chad A Newton, Julia Kozlitina, Jefferson R Lines, Vaidehi Kaza, Fernando Torres, Christine Kim Garcia
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have shown that patients with pulmonary fibrosis with mutations in the telomerase genes have a high rate of certain complications after lung transplantation. However, few studies have investigated clinical outcomes based on leukocyte telomere length. METHODS: We conducted an observational cohort study of all patients with pulmonary fibrosis who underwent lung transplantation at a single center between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2014...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284779/heart-transplantation-for-chagas-cardiomyopathy
#17
Rodolfo D Benatti, Guilherme H Oliveira, Fernando Bacal
Chagas cardiomyopathy (CC) is one of the chronic manifestations of Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi) infection and is a major public health disease in Latin America. Since it is a chronic systemic infection, Chagas disease was long considered a potential contraindication for transplantation because of the risk of recurrence with immunosuppression. However, early South American experience in the 1980's established the feasibility of heart transplantation (HT) in patients with Chagas disease. Indeed, the first cardiac transplant for a recipient with CC was performed in 1985 in Brazil...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262439/in-reply-biodegradable-stent-for-vanishing-bronchus-syndrome-after-lung-transplantation
#18
EDITORIAL
Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy, Gonzalo Labarca, Adnan Majid
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 3, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259595/donor-recipient-size-matching-and-mortality-in-heart-transplantation-influence-of-body-mass-index-and-gender
#19
Henrik Bergenfeldt, Josef Stehlik, Peter Höglund, Bodil Andersson, Johan Nilsson
BACKGROUND: The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) guidelines advise against inappropriate weight match (IWM) for heart transplant, defined as donor weight <70% of recipient's weight. Few studies have explored in detail this size-matching recommendation, especially with regard to body mass index (BMI) and gender matching. We aimed to determine whether any difference could be observed between size-matching in obese and non-obese recipients with regard to mortality after cardiac transplantation...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215477/prevent-and-hypercoagulable-states
#20
LETTER
Paulino Alvarez, Jerry D Estep
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
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