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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915968/peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-a-posttransplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder-presenting-as-a-jejunal-mass-in-a-renal-transplant-recipient
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Aanchal Kakkar, Immanuel Pradeep, Geetika Singh, Amit Dinda, Sanjay K Agarwal
Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders are a spectrum of lymphoproliferative disorders seen in recipients of solid-organ, bone marrow, and stem cell allografts. They include polyclonal early lesions mimicking infectious mononucleosis and monoclonal proliferations of B and T cells, indistinguishable from lymphomas occurring in immunocompetent individuals. Although most posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders are B-cell neoplasms, T-cell posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders are very rare. Among solid-organ transplants, renal allografts have low risk for development of posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders...
December 2, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915967/liver-transplant-can-resolve-severe-neuropsychiatric-manifestations-of-wilson-disease-a-case-report
#2
Gregory Walker, Trana Hussaini, Robert Stowe, Silke Cresswell, Eric M Yoshida
Although liver transplant for decompensated cirrhosis secondary to Wilson disease is well accepted, the use of transplant for patients with severe neurologic manifestations of this condition remains controversial, and these can be perceived as a contraindication. Here, we describe a 45-year-old woman who presented with an incidental hepatocellular carcinoma at the time of transplant. The patient had severe neurologic manifestations of Wilson disease pretransplant, including dysarthria, hyperreflexia, asymmetrical ataxia, tremor, bradyphrenia, and shuffling gait...
December 2, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915966/hepatitis-c-virus-in-the-renal-transplant-population-an-update-with-focus-on-the-new-era-of-antiviral-regimens
#3
Osama Gheith, Medhat A Halim, Nashwa Othman, Torki Al-Otaibi, Prasad Nair, Naryanan Nampoory
Chronic hepatitis C virus infection is a global health problem, especially among renal transplant recipients. Herein, we present an overview of hepatitis C virus among renal transplant patients, with a focus on some updated aspects concerning types of viral genotypes, methods of diagnosis, the effects of renal transplant on hepatitis C virus infection, and summary of hepatitis C virus-related complications after renal transplant. We also discuss patient and graft survival rates and the present and future therapeutic options with special focus on new antiviral and possible interactions with immunosuppressive medications...
December 2, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915965/systematic-review-on-role-of-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-inhibitors-as-an-alternative-to-calcineurin-inhibitors-in-renal-transplant-challenges-and-window-to-excel
#4
Jayant Kumar, Julie M Bridson, Ajay Sharma, Ahmed Halawa
OBJECTIVES: This review focuses on the current limited evidence of graft function and graft survival in various immunosuppressive regimens involving mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors with or without calcineurin inhibitors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated the current literature for describing the role of mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors as an alternative to calcineurin inhibitors by searching the PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane, Crossref, and Scopus databases using medical subject heading terms...
December 2, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915964/posttransplant-de-novo-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-renal-transplant-recipients-its-impact-on-morbidity-and-mortality
#5
Farina M Hanif, S Muddasir Laeeq, Nasir Hassan Luck, Tahir Aziz, Zaigham Abbas, Muhammed Mubarak
OBJECTIVES: The clinical effects of hepatitis C virus infection acquired after transplant have not been thoroughly studied. We aimed to study hepatitis C virus-related morbidity and mortality with de novo hepatitis C virus infection after renal transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from mortality files were retrospectively collected from January 2011 to January 2015. Patients were divided into 2 groups: hepatitis C virus positive (group A) and hepatitis C virus negative (group B)...
December 2, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915963/kidney-transplant-recipients-requiring-critical-care-admission-within-one-year-of-transplant
#6
Okechukwu O Okidi, David Van Dellen, Cassandra Sobajo, Angela Summers, John R Greer, Titus Augustine
OBJECTIVES: Kidney transplant is the gold standard for treatment of renal failure. With the increasing age of the recipient population, which carries significant comorbidities, and the use of more marginal organs, there is potential for increased critical care admissions. In this study, we investigated the incidence, indications, and outcomes of patients admitted to critical care within 1 year of transplant. We also aimed to identify any precipitating factors or events that may trigger these admissions, as well as establish variables that could affect mortality...
December 2, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915962/generalized-pustular-psoriasis-von-zumbusch-type-following-renal-transplant-a-case-report
#7
Georgia Dedemadi, Maria Koukoulaki, Vassileios Vougas, Constantinos Noutsis, Aikaterini Pantelidaki, Spiros Drakopoulos
Generalized pustular psoriasis appears as an uncommon variant form of psoriasis consisting of widespread pustules on an erythematous background (von Zumbusch). A 39-year-old male patient with a history of plaque psoriasis since the age of 9 who had an acute relapse of generalized pustular psoriasis 12 days following a successful renal transplantation is presented. Despite administered immunosuppression for transplantation, the addition of cyclosporine and methotrexate did not reverse the ongoing process of disease and the patient died on the 57th posttransplant day due to multiorgan failure subsequent to severe bone marrow suppression...
December 2, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915961/immediate-vascular-complications-after-kidney-transplant-experience-from-2100-recipients
#8
Mahmoud Tavakkoli, Reza Mahdavi Zafarghandi, Rahim Taghavi, Alireza Ghoreifi, Masoud Mahdavi Zafarghandi
OBJECTIVES: Vascular complications, especially immediate events during kidney transplant, are the major cause of graft loss, and prompt surgical intervention is important for salvage of the graft and recipient. In this study, our aim was to show our experiences with vascular interventions and their effects on graft outcomes in transplant patients with suspected immediate vascular events. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over 24 years (from 1990 to 2014), 2100 renal transplant procedures (1562 living and 538 deceased donors) were performed by one fixed team...
December 2, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855592/role-of-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplant-in-the-treatment-of-primary-myelofibrosis
#9
Nur Soyer, Ferit Celik, Murat Tombuloglu, Fahri Sahin, Guray Saydam, Filiz Vural
OBJECTIVES: The only known curative therapy for primary myelofibrosis is allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 11 transplant procedures involving 10 patients (5 men and 5 women) diagnosed with primary myelofibrosis between 2005 and 2014. RESULTS: The median age at the time of transplant was 60.5 years (range, 22-62 years). Stem cell sources were unrelated (n=1) and related (n=11) peripheral blood stem cells...
November 18, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855591/effects-of-perioperative-fluid-replacement-therapy-in-lung-transplant-patients
#10
Emil Björkbom, Pekka Hämmäinen, Alexey Schramko
OBJECTIVES: Approximately 10 to 25 lung transplant procedures are performed annually in Finland, and 1-year survival has been 95% over the last 10 years. Our aim was to find associations between perioperative fluid replacement therapies and postoperative patient outcomes, with special emphasis on the use of colloids and blood products. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated data from 100 patients who underwent lung transplant with cardiopulmonary bypass support in Finland from 2007 to 2013...
November 18, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855590/survival-of-kidney-retransplant-compared-with-first-kidney-transplant-a-report-from-southern-iran
#11
Jamshid Roozbeh, Leila Malekmakan, Mehri Monavarian, Arghavan Daneshian, Zeynab Karimi
OBJECTIVES: Kidney retransplant is increasingly performed, but patient survival is controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of patients with second kidney grafts and compare survival rates of recipients with first and second kidney transplant procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study analyzing records from the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences transplant ward. Survival rates of retrans?lanted patients were compared with a randomly selected group of first kidney recipients...
November 18, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855589/twice-daily-telaprevir-for-posttransplant-genotype-1-hepatitis-c-virus-a-prospective-safety-efficacy-and-pharmacokinetics-study
#12
Raymond A Rubin, Mark W Russo, Kimberly A Brown, Robert J Fontana, Josh Levitsky, Hugo Vargas, Eric M Yoshida, Robert S Brown
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to determine the safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics of telaprevir plus pegylated interferon alfa 2a and ribavirin for chronic, posttransplant genotype 1 hepatitis C virus infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective, single-arm, multicenter, open-label, phase 2b study was conducted at 22 North American sites to assess the safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics of pegylated interferon alfa 2a, ribavirin, and twice daily telaprevir in liver transplant recipients with recurrent, chronic hepatitis C without cirrhosis...
November 18, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855588/transperitoneal-enucleation-of-a-kidney-transplant-allograft-renal-cell-carcinoma
#13
Ioannis Sarantitis, Ravi Pararajasingam, Bence Forgacs, Helen Denley, Grahame Wood, Titus Augustine
Development of malignancy after solid-organ trans?lant is a well-known long-term complication of immunosuppressive therapy. Thus far, there are no specific oncologic recommendations regarding management of de novo tumors in transplanted kidneys. Here, we present the case of a 63-year-old male patient who developed a de novo renal cell carcinoma 6 years after the transplant procedure. The patient underwent nephron-sparing surgery with transperitoneal enucleation of the tumor. We discuss the decision-making process and the operative challenges that we faced...
November 18, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855587/impact-of-kidney-graft-weight-to-recipient-body-weight-ratio-on-long-term-graft-function-in-living-donor-kidney-transplant
#14
Nasser Simforoosh, Mohammad Hossein Soltani, Amirhossein Kashi, Abbas Basiri, Ali Tabibi, Behzad Narouie, Seyed Reza Yahyazadeh
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to evaluate the effect of kidney graft weight-to-recipient body weight ratio as a nonimmune factor that may affect long-term graft function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively collected data from 2531 living donor kidney transplant procedures performed between 1994 and 2010 at Shahid Labbafinejad Medical Center; 635 patients were included in this study. Each kidney was weighed after cold wash. The kidney weight-to-recipient body weight ratio was calculated...
November 18, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855586/urolithiasis-in-renal-allografts-complications-and-outcomes
#15
Frank Friedersdorff, Nasrin El-Bandar, Jonas Busch, Barbara Erber, Kurt Miller, Tom Florian Fuller, Robert Peters
OBJECTIVES: Urinary calculi rarely occur in renal transplant. However, because of peculiarities shown with renal allografts, a prudent approach is necessary to prevent further complications or even graft failure. There are no well-established guidelines for uro?ithiasis in renal grafts regarding adequate therapy selection. In the present article, different therapeutic interventions are discussed, including in 1 case a pyelovesicostomy as an uncommon intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data of 1115 patients who underwent renal transplant between January 2002 and December 2014 for urolithiasis in different databases...
November 18, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796249/rituximab-related-late-onset-neutropenia-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-treated-for-antibody-mediated-acute-rejection
#16
Fatemeh Ahmadi, Simin Dashti-Khavidaki, Mohammad-Reza Khatami, Mahboob Lessan-Pezeshki, Hossein Khalili, Malihe Khosravi
OBJECTIVES: Kidney transplant is a new area for use of rituximab, which is being used to treat acute antibody-mediated rejection or as an induction agent in ABO- or HLA-incompatible grafts. We report on late-onset neutropenia in rituximab-treated kidney transplant recipients with antibody-mediated rejection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This observational prospective study was performed on kidney transplant recipients with clinically suspicious or biopsy-proven antibody-mediated rejection treated with plasmapheresis plus intravenous immunoglobulin with (cases) or without (controls) rituximab...
October 31, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765007/outcome-of-kidney-transplant-in-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis
#17
Jesmar Buttigieg, Lorna Henderson, Dana Kidder
OBJECTIVES: Kidney transplant outcomes in patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis are comparable with outcomes in patients transplanted for other causes. Here, we report our single center experience of kidney transplant in patients with this condition and a pooled analysis of published studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included all patients with end-stage kidney disease secondary to antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis who received a kidney transplant between 1987 and 2013 in the East of Scotland...
October 20, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765006/rigler-sign-in-a-child-with-posttransplant-lymphoproliferative-disease-a-sign-that-should-not-be-missed
#18
Nader Shakibazad, Karmella Kamali, Naser Honar, Mohammadreza Bordbar, Erfaneh Mohazabieh
Rigler sign is a double wall sign suggesting pneumoperitoneum and intestinal perforation, and it needs emergency surgical treatment. Early diagnosis of intestinal perforation by clinical symptoms, presence of Rigler sign in abdominal radiography, and then early surgical treatment can reduce mortality. Here, we report a patient with Crigler-Najjar syndrome who underwent liver transplant and then developed posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease and received chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone plus rituximab...
October 20, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765005/beneficial-effect-of-the-nutritional-support-in-children-who-underwent-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant
#19
Nevra Koç, Mehmet Gündüz, Betül Tavil, M Fatih Azik, Zeynep Coşkun, Hülya Yardımcı, Duygu Uçkan, Bahattin Tunç
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate nutritional status in children who underwent hematopoietic stem cell transplant compared with a healthy control group. A secondary aim was to utilize mid-upper arm circumference as a measure of nutritional status in these groups of children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our study group included 40 children (18 girls, 22 boys) with mean age of 9.2 ± 4.6 years (range, 2-17 y) who underwent hematopoietic stem cell transplant...
October 20, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819194/role-of-doppler-ultrasonography-in-defining-normal-and-abnormal-graft-hemodynamics-after-living-donor-liver-transplant
#20
Omar Abdelaziz, Sally Emad-Eldin, Ahmed Hussein, Ayman M A Osman
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to investigate the early changes that occur after graft perfusion in living-donor liver transplant by Doppler ultrasonography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively evaluated liver grafts of 30 patients who underwent living-donor liver transplant during an 18-month period and who were followed for 1 year postoperatively. The hepatic artery peak systolic velocity, resistivity index, portal vein velocity, portal vein anastomotic velocity ratio, and hepatic vein pattern were compared after excluding patients who developed vascular complications and acute rejection episodes...
October 14, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
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