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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931591/selecting-oversized-donor-cardiac-allografts-for-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension-may-be-unnecessary
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Michael Eberlein, Robert M Reed
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December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931590/cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-associated-protein-4-acts-on-local-draining-lymph-nodes-in-the-allogeneic-abdominal-skin-flap-of-a-rat-model-to-extend-its-survival
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G Ma, J Pei, Y Li, Y Han, D Liu
BACKGROUND: Early acute allograft rejection is the result of immune cells mainly composed of thymocyte (T) cells, which are activated, mature, and differentiate in lymphoid tissue. METHODS: Cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated protein 4 immunoglobulin (CTLA4-Ig) competitively suppresses the cluster of differentiation 28/CTLA4-B7 costimulatory signaling pathway and alters the ratio of T helper 1 to T helper 2, leading to the inhibition of T cell activation. RESULTS: We used lentivirus-packed CTLA4-Ig to infect the local draining lymph nodes of the allograft skin flap in a rat model, which effectively extended the survival of the allograft...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931589/a-new-chemical-compound-necrox-7-acts-as-a-necrosis-modulator-by-inhibiting-high-mobility-group-box-1-protein-release-during-massive-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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J H Lee, K M Park, Y J Lee, J H Kim, S H Kim
BACKGROUND: Necrotic cell death is common in a wide variety of pathologic conditions, including ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. The aim of this study was to develop an IR injury-induced hepatic necrosis model in dogs by means of selective left hepatic inflow occlusion and to test the efficacy of a new chemical compound, NecroX-7, against the IR injury-induced hepatic damage. METHODS: A group of male Beagle dogs received intravenous infusions of either vehicle or different doses of NecroX-7 (1...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931588/evaluation-of-mannose-binding-lectin-is-a-useful-approach-to-predict-the-risk-of-infectious-complications-following-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Z B Radnay, M Udvardy, M Papp, J Hársfalvi, L Rejto, I Pál, Á Illés, A Kiss
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) associated immunocompromised state carries high risk of infectious complications. Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) is an acute phase protein involved in innate immune response. Serum MBL level is genetically determined and quite stable. According to literature, significant association was shown between low MBL concentrations and serious infections. The association between serum MBL level and frequency and severity of infections was studied in 186 patients following autologous HSCT...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931587/do-prior-driveline-infections-increase-the-risk-of-infection-in-heart-transplant-patients-treated-with-rabbit-antithymocyte-globulin-induction-therapy
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D Arman, D Kuraitis, J Moriguchi, M Hamilton, F Liou, S Siddiqui, M Luu, P Zakowski, F Arabia, J Kobashigawa
BACKGROUND: The use of mechanical circulatory support devices (MCSDs) has been increasing over the past several years. Driveline infections (DLIs) are one of the most common complications seen in these patients; reportedly, up to 50% of patients with MCSDs can develop this complication. It is believed that the removal of the driveline results in treatment of the localized infection area. MCSD patients are also known to develop circulating antibodies. These circulating antibodies have been associated with poor outcomes after heart transplantation...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931586/observational-study-of-methotrexate-in-the-treatment-of-bronchiolitis-obliterans-syndrome
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S Sithamparanathan, L Thirugnanasothy, K E Morley, A J Fisher, J L Lordan, G Meachery, G Parry, P A Corris
BACKGROUND: Methotrexate (MTX) is potential change in immunosuppression after lung transplantation that may help to slow down the decline in lung function in bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). METHODS: We sought to analyze the safety and efficacy of MTX in patients with BOS, by retrospective case review. RESULTS: Thirty lung allograft patients were treated with MTX for BOS after one bilateral lower lobe, nine single, 16 bilateral, and four heart-lung transplants...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931585/resveratrol-ameliorated-vascular-calcification-by-regulating-sirt-1-and-nrf2
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P Zhang, Y Li, Y Du, G Li, L Wang, F Zhou
Pathologic vascular calcification is a significant reason for mortality and morbidity in patients who suffer from end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Resveratrol, a scavenger for many free radicals, is a crucial compound for biomedicine. However, the role and mechanism of resveratrol in vascular calcification is still unknown. In this study, to mimic vascular calcification in ESRD, we used β-glyceophosphate to stimulate the rat vascular smooth muscle cells (RASMCs). We investigate the therapeutic role of resveratrol pretreatment in vascular calcification...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931584/evaluation-of-pregnancy-outcomes-after-liver-transplantation
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M Akarsu, T Unek, A Avcu, M Ozbilgin, T Egeli, I Astarcioglu
Liver transplantation is increasing worldwide. Pregnancy after liver transplantation is considered to be well tolerated with favorable neonatal outcomes in cases of stable and sufficient graft function. In this study, our aim was to determine pregnancy and neonatal outcomes of patients after liver transplantation. Data for patients who had been followed-up by the liver transplantation clinic at the Dokuz Eylül University Medical Faculty Hospital, Turkey, between 2002 and 2016, and who had pregnancy after the transplantation were evaluated retrospectively...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931583/acute-graft-vs-host-disease-after-liver-transplantation-experience-at-a-high-volume-liver-transplantation-center-in-korea
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W H Kang, S Hwang, G W Song, D H Jung, G C Park, C S Ahn, D B Moon, K H Kim, T Y Ha, W J Kim, S H Kim, H D Cho, J H Kwon, E K Jwa, S G Lee
BACKGROUND: Acute graft-vs-host disease (GVHD) is a rare but life-threatening complication of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). We present 6 cases of GVHD after OLT. METHODS: Among our 4294 OLT recipients, we identified 6 patients (0.14%) who were diagnosed with GVHD. Their medical records were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS: Liver graft types included deceased donor whole liver graft (n = 3) and right liver graft from son (n = 3)...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931582/liver-transplantation-for-hepatitis-b-in-early-adulthood-analysis-of-the-united-network-for-organ-sharing-database
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G Rifai, A Anani, I A Hanouneh, B Mohamad, A Matloob, R Lopez, N N Zein, N Alkhouri
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has a mild course in most children that may delay initiation of treatment even when indicated. Unfortunately, a small number of cases can progress rapidly to cirrhosis, which may require liver transplantation (LT) in early adulthood. The aim of this study was to assess the characteristics of HBV-positive young adults who received LT and to evaluate post-transplant outcomes including patient and graft survival and differences between pre- and post-implementation of Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) prioritization...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931581/application-of-cd8-cells-count-as-a-guide-of-immunosuppressive-regimen-introduction-for-very-sick-patients-undergoing-liver-transplantation
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C-F Lee, Y-C Wang, C-H Cheng, T-H Wu, Y-C Chen, R-S Soong, T-J Wu, H-S Chou, K-M Chan, W-C Lee
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppression (IS) protocols should be individualized according to the individual recipient's immunity to minimize adverse effects. The aim of this study was to determine whether preoperative levels of CD8+ T lymphocytes could be used as a guide for the introduction of IS. METHODS: Sixteen adult liver transplantations in our institute were retrospectively analyzed. The immunosuppressive agents were temporarily withheld for 8 patients with a lower (<10%) preoperative percentage of CD8+ cells after transplant (classified as group A)...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931580/changes-in-muscle-strength-and-six-minute-walk-distance-before-and-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Y Mizuno, S Ito, K Hattori, M Nagaya, T Inoue, Y Nishida, Y Onishi, H Kamei, N Kurata, Y Hasegawa, Y Ogura
BACKGROUND: Impaired exercise capacity and muscle weakness are important characteristics of liver transplantation recipients. Perioperative rehabilitation has been introduced to promote early mobilization of patients and to prevent postoperative pulmonary complications. However, it is unknown how physical status recovers during the hospital stay after a liver transplant. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the changes in clinical indicators that represent the functional exercise capacity and muscle strength before and after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931579/harm-and-benefits-of-salvage-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-updated-meta-analysis
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Q Xiong, T-T Geng, L He, H Gao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to compare salvage liver transplantation (SLT) and primary liver transplantation (PLT) in terms of the harm and benefits. METHODS: The authors searched Pubmed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library from their dates of establishment to December 2015. Based on selection and exclusion criteria, 2 researchers screened the literature independently. The meta-analysis was performed with the use of the Review Manager software. Meta-analysis of the pooled standard mean difference (SMD) and odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated based on either a fixed-effects or a random-effects model...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931578/pretransplant-left-ventricular-dysfunction-adversely-affects-perioperative-outcomes-in-pediatric-liver-transplantation-a%C3%A2-retrospective-observational-study
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D-M Jang, I-G Jun, Y-J Moon, W-J Shin, J-G Song, G-S Hwang
BACKGROUND: Although left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) is a pronounced feature of adult cirrhotic cardiomyopathy and a major predictor of poor outcomes following liver transplantation (LT), little is known about if pretransplant cardiac dysfunction affects perioperative outcomes in pediatric LT. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated pretransplant clinical and Doppler echocardiographic data for 45 consecutive pediatric LT recipients who were treated between 2007 and 2013 (median age = 15 months; interquartile range = 9 to 78 months)...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931577/liver-transplantation-in-polish-children-with-%C3%AE-1-antitrypsin-deficiency-a-single-center-experience
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A Bakula, J Pawlowska, O Niewiadomska, I Jankowska, M Teisseyre, P Kaliciński, P Socha
BACKGROUND: α1-Antitrypsin deficiency (ATD) is the most common genetic cause of liver injury in young children. Asymptomatic hepatitis is observed in most patients. However, the course of liver disease due to ATD is unpredictable, and some children develop liver cirrhosis. Liver transplantation (Ltx) dramatically improves their outcome and in some cases is required in the first years of life. The aim of the study was to evaluate the course of the disease in children with ATD treated with Ltx in a single center...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931576/development-and-applicability-of-the-a-p-200-criteria-for-liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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K Yang, T B Lee, B H Choi, Y M Park, J H Ryu, D J Joo, C W Chu
BACKGROUND: The Milan criteria are widely accepted for indicating liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, a 7% to 20% possibility of HCC recurrence remains, even among patients who fulfill the Milan criteria. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 88 patients with HCC who underwent liver transplantation at Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital between May 2010 and December 2014. The risk factors for HCC recurrence were analyzed, and the overall survival and disease-free survival rates were calculated based on each risk factor...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931575/bile-duct-anastomosis-supplied-with-biodegradable-stent-in-liver-transplantation-the-initial-experience
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L Janousek, S Maly, M Oliverius, M Kocik, M Kucera, J Fronek
BACKGROUND: The most common biliary complications after orthotopic liver transplantation are bile leaks, anastomotic and intrahepatic strictures, stones, and ampullary dysfunction. These complications can occur in up to 10% to 30% of liver transplant recipients. Leaks occur early in the posttransplant period; the stricture formation typically graduates over time. METHODS: Ten patients underwent transplantation in our preliminary study: 5 were randomized to the group with stent placement and 5 to the control group...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931574/effects-of-the-hypnotic-agent-on-primary-graft-dysfunction-after-liver-transplantation
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L Gajate Martín, C González, I Ruiz Torres, C Fernández Martín, A Martín Grande, E Elías Martín, D Parise Roux, J M Del Rey Sánchez
BACKGROUND: Morbidity and mortality rates in orthotopic liver transplantation have decreased in the past few years. Risk factors related to severe postoperative complications, such as primary graft dysfunction, still need to be analyzed. We evaluated the influence of the hypnotic agent used during anesthesia on primary graft dysfunction. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 419 consecutive patients who received a liver transplant between 2005 and 2013 in a single center...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931573/survival-predictors-in-liver-transplantation-time-varying-effect-of-red-blood-cell-transfusion
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C Real, D Sobreira Fernandes, P Sá Couto, F Correia de Barros, S Esteves, I Aragão, L Fonseca, J Aguiar, T Branco, Z Fernandes Moreira
BACKGROUND: Many attempts have been undertaken to better predict outcome after liver transplantation. The aim of this study was to identify the pre- and intraoperative variables that may influence the survival after liver transplantation, at a single institution. METHODS: Anesthetic records from 543 consecutive patients who underwent liver transplantation from June 2006 to June 2014 were reviewed in this retrospective study. Patients undergoing retransplantation were excluded from the analysis, as were patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931572/pretransplantation-risk-factors-associated-with-new-onset-diabetes-after-living-donor-kidney-transplantation
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L Xie, W Tang, X Wang, L Wang, Y Lu, T Lin
Mid-term date of kidney recipients with new-onset diabetes mellitus after transplantation (NODAT) was poor. We made a retrospective study of 397 patients who had living-donor kidney transplantation between January 2007 and May 2010 in our center. Pretransplantation risk factors for NODAT were identified by univariate and multivariate analyses. The mean follow-up was 53.5 ± 10.4 months. The prevalence of NODAT was 9.3%. Univariate analyses found the mean recipient age ≥40 years, body mass index (BMI) ≥24 kg/m(2), family history of diabetes, fasting blood glucose (FBG) ≥5...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
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