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Progress in Transplantation

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617171/using-mobile-phone-technology-to-support-young-liver-transplant-recipients-moving-to-adult-services
#1
Jane Coad, Alex Toft, Lee Claridge, James Ferguson, Jonathon Hind, Rebecca Jones, Patricia McClean, Patrick McKiernan, Marianne Samyn, Rachel Taylor
BACKGROUND: The process and preparation of moving from child to adult services (transition) is a challenging period of time for young people and represents significant changes in care and support systems. The proliferation of mobile phone applications for health purposes suggests that it is an area for further investigation. OBJECTIVE: The review explores the potential to use mobile phone technology to help support young liver transplant recipients moving to adult services...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617170/adherence-of-heart-transplant-recipients-to-prescribed-medication-and-recommended-lifestyle-habits
#2
Y Brocks, A Zittermann, D Grisse, G Schmid-Ott, S Stock-Gie├čendanner, U Schulz, J Brakhage, A Benkler, J Gummert, Katharina Tigges-Limmer
INTRODUCTION: Nonadherence may cause severe health problems in heart transplant (HTx) recipients. RESEARCH QUESTIONS: The present study aimed to investigate adherence to prescribed medication and recommended lifestyle habits in post-HTx patients and to assess associations between adherence, quality of life (QOL), and psychological well-being. DESIGN: A questionnaire package was sent to all HTx patients from our clinic (n = 858) to answer questions anonymously on medication adherence, dietary recommendations (avoidance of raw animal products and ice cream), pet keeping (risk of zoonosis), anxiety and depression, QOL, and posttraumatic stress disorders...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617169/the-frequency-and-associated-factors-for-bk-virus-infection-in-a-center-performing-mainly-living-kidney-transplantations
#3
Selma Alagoz, Mert Kuskucu, Sibel Gulcicek, Serkan Feyyaz Yalin, Meric Oruc, Kenan Midilli, Erkan Y─▒lmaz, Mehmet Riza Altiparmak, Nurhan Seyahi
PURPOSE: BK virus (BKV) nephropathy has increasingly become an important cause of morbidity in renal transplant recipients. We evaluated the frequency and associated factors for BKV infection in a center performing mainly living donor transplantations over a long time period. METHODS: One hundred consecutive renal transplant patients were included. Quarterly visits were planned to examine urine for decoy cells and to measure the BKV DNA in the blood and urine. Renal biopsy was performed in case of deteriorated allograft function...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617168/renalase-assessment-with-regard-to-kidney-function-lipid-disturbances-and-endothelial-dysfunction-parameters-in-stable-renal-transplant-recipients
#4
Dijana Stojanovic, Tatjana Cvetkovic, Miodrag Stojanovic, Nikola Stefanovic, Radmila Velickovic-Radovanovic, Natasa Zivkovic
BACKGROUND: Renal transplant dysfunction has been shown to be independent predictor for premature cardiovascular disease and mortality. Renalase, a flavoprotein secreted by several tissues, including the kidney, has been found to regulate sympathetic tone and blood pressure. The purpose of this secondary analysis was to explore relationships among parameters of endothelial dysfunction, lipids, glomerular filtration rate, and renalase in 2 groups: renal transplant patients with controlled hypertension and healthy volunteers...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617167/patient-reported-barriers-to-the-prekidney-transplant-evaluation-in-an-at-risk-population-in-the-united-states
#5
Mark B Lockwood, Milda R Saunders, Rachel Nass, Claire L McGivern, Patrick N Cunningham, W James Chon, Michelle A Josephson, Yolanda T Becker, Christopher S Lee
BACKGROUND: Despite our knowledge of barriers to the early stages of the transplant process, we have limited insight into patient-reported barriers to the prekidney transplant medical evaluation in populations largely at-risk for evaluation failure. METHODS: One-hundred consecutive adults were enrolled at an urban, Midwestern transplant center. Demographic, clinical, and quality of life data were collected prior to patients visit with a transplant surgeon/nephrologist (evaluation begins)...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617166/challenges-in-providing-timely-physiotherapy-and-opportunities-to-influence-outcomes-for-potential-lung-donors
#6
Cassandra Raios, Jenny L Keating, Nicola Stitt, Helen I Opdam, Elizabeth H Skinner
CONTEXT: There is a critical shortage of donor lungs however, considerable ethical considerations are associated with the conduct of research to optimize care of the potential organ donor. OBJECTIVE: To investigate pathways of consent, respiratory care by physiotherapists and donation rates to contextualize future research on physiotherapy effects on donor lung suitability for procurement. DESIGN: Retrospective audit. SETTING: Australian tertiary hospital...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617165/transplant-professionals-perceptions-of-long-term-care-residents-candidacy-for-kidney-transplantation
#7
Megan Urbanski, Teri Browne, Mythili Ghanta, Serban Constantinescu, Avrum Gillespie, Heather Hammer, Heather Traino
CONTEXT: Given the aging end-stage renal disease (ESRD) population, kidney transplant (KTx) centers may experience an increase in referrals of patients living in long-term care (LTC) settings (eg, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, group homes, and boarding homes). OBJECTIVE: To identify best practices among KTx professionals when considering individuals in LTC settings for transplantation. DESIGN AND SETTING: A cross-sectional survey administered online to US transplant professionals via e-mail LISTSERVs and other professional networks...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617164/liver-transplantation-using-graft-from-a-donor-with-aplastic-anemia
#8
Soheila Milani, Mohsen Aliakbarian, Ebrahim Khaleghi
Liver transplantation (LT) is a life-saving procedure in patients with end-stage liver disease. The number of patients in the waiting list for LT has steadily increased over time, so removing liver from deceased donors with unusual disorders could possibly be used for transplantation. We describe a case of LT from a donor with "aplastic anemia" to a patient with liver failure due to hepatitis C. Aplastic anemia is a syndrome of bone marrow failure. Aplastic anemia is one of the most common conditions linked to transfusion dependence, and long-term repeated transfusion inevitably results in iron overload...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617163/do-our-patients-trust-us-to-do-the-right-thing-with-their-biomedical-information
#9
Rebecca P Winsett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617162/the-use-of-stroke-volume-variation-to-guide-donor-management-is-associated-with-increased-organs-transplanted-per-donor
#10
Benjamin Bergstrom, J Salvador de la Cruz, Mitch Sally, Scott Louis, Melissa Friedman, Floyd Petersen, Darren Malinoski
BACKGROUND: There is a national shortage of organs available for transplantation, and utilization rates for thoracic organs are less than 40%. In addition, the optimal method of assessing cardiovascular status during donor management is uncertain. FloTrac is a noninvasive hemodynamic technique that measures cardiac output and fluid responsiveness. Our objective was to measure the impact of using this technique to guide management on fluid balance, vasopressor usage, thyroid hormone usage, and pulmonary function...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617161/insomnia-and-relationship-with-immunosuppressant-therapy-after-lung-transplantation
#11
Kalynn A Rohde, Zachary W Schlei, Krista M Katers, Ashley K Weber, Marissa M Brokhof, Donald S Hawes, Kelly L Radford, Mary L Francois, Nathan J Menninga, Richard Cornwell, Ruth Benca, Mary S Hayney, John M Dopp
BACKGROUND: Lung transplant recipients are at high risk of developing sleep disorders such as insomnia, but the prevalence and features are currently poorly characterized within this population. Since these disorders are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, it is important to identify them to optimize the care of lung transplant recipients. We sought to evaluate the prevalence of insomnia within our university-based lung transplant clinic and determine whether a relationship exists between insomnia and exposure to immunosuppressant medications following transplantation...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617160/rising-need-for-health-education-among-renal-transplant-patients-and-caregiving-competence-in-care-providers
#12
Jianfei Xie, Yingzi Ming, Siqing Ding, Xiaoxia Wu, Jia Liu, Lifang Liu, Jianda Zhou
BACKGROUND: Health education positively affects the efficacy of self-management and should be carried out according to the status of patients' needs, knowledge, and the competence of the primary caregivers. OBJECTIVES: This study was to investigate the needs of health education knowledge in transplant patients and the competence of the primary caregivers. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study using a convenient sampling approach. Self-report questionnaires were applied to 351 renal transplantation patients and their primary caregivers...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617159/ambulatory-care-coordination-issues-with-dual-use-veteran-organ-transplant-recipients
#13
Stephanie A Thrall, Leonard E Egede, David J Taber
The previous literature indicates that patients receiving ongoing care in both Veterans Affairs (VA) and non-VA setting (dual care) may have reduced health outcomes. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of dual care provided to a veteran solid organ transplant population. This was a retrospective cohort study of stable solid organ transplant recipients receiving care at both a Veterans Affairs Medical Center and transplant center. Forty-six veteran organ transplant recipients met inclusion criteria...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617158/transcendental-spirituality-and-acquaintance-with-the-activities-of-the-domestic-national-transplant-center-as-factors-shaping-attitudes-toward-organ-donation
#14
Semyon Melnikov, Tamar Ashkenazi, Muhammad Amara, Anat Peles Bortz
CONTEXT: Organ donation has been shown to be perceived as inappropriate by religiously observant individuals. The impact of spirituality level on attitudes toward organ donation has not been broadly explored. OBJECTIVE: To explore the contribution of ethnicity, spirituality, level of religious observance, and acquaintance with the activities of the Israel National Transplant Center (INTC) to forming attitudes toward organ donation among Jews and Muslim Arabs in Israel...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617157/vesicoureteral-reflux-in-kidney-transplantation
#15
Nina M Molenaar, Robert C Minnee, Frederike J Bemelman, Mirza M Idu
BACKGROUND: Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is frequently found after transplantation, but its impact on graft function, urine tract infection, and graft loss remains uncertain. Therefore our objective was to evaluate the effects of VUR on the outcome of renal transplantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included 1008 adult renal transplant recipients of whom a 1-week posttransplant voiding cystourethrogram was available. Study end points included occurrence of bacteriuria, renal function, and graft survival...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617156/the-effect-of-transplant-education-on-nurses-attitudes-toward-organ-donation-and-advocacy-for-transplantation
#16
Haley Hoy, Susan Alexander, Karen H Frith, Yeow Chye Ng
Nurses are the largest group of health-care professionals, yet they are not uniformly educated regarding transplantation and organ donation. The future of transplantation hinges on education of this group. Before meaningful studies can be conducted, an instrument to measure attitudes and commitment to organ transplantation is needed. The purpose of this study was to examine content and construct validity as well as establish internal reliability of an investigator-developed online instrument to measure nurses' attitudes and commitment to organ transplantation by registered nurses...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617155/thirteen-year-evaluation-of-the-management-of-biliary-tract-complication-after-deceased-donor-liver-transplantation
#17
Alireza Shamsaeefar, Saman Nikeghbalian, Kourosh Kazemi, Nasrin Motazedian, Bita Geramizadeh, Seyed Ali Malekhosseini
INTRODUCTION: Although patient and graft survival rate has increased in recent years, biliary complications after liver transplantation are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We reviewed the database of 1930 patients who underwent deceased donor liver transplantation between 2000 and 2013. The patients had abnormal results in liver tests, as well as fever and jaundice. Abdominal sonography was performed, and if complication was identified, the patient underwent an interventional procedure by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography or percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555529/what-and-how-we-write-becomes-our-footprint-in-transplant-science
#18
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March 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555528/education-before-kidney-transplantation
#19
Nicola Rosaasen, Rahul Mainra, Ahmed Shoker, Jay Wilson, David Blackburn, Holly Mansell
CONTEXT: Poor knowledge about immunosuppressive (IS) medications remains a major problem for patients in the posttransplant setting. Therefore, more effective educational strategies in the pretransplant setting are being considered as a possible method to improve knowledge and readiness for the challenges of posttransplant care. However, the most effective/relevant content of a pretransplant educational program is yet to be determined. OBJECTIVE: To identify pretransplant education topics from the posttransplant patient perspective...
March 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511575/liver-transplantation-for-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-related-cirrhosis
#20
R C Siriwardana, Madunil A Niriella, A S Dassnayake, B Gunathillake, H J de Silva
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March 2017: Progress in Transplantation
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