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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697720/early-onset-pneumonia-after-liver-transplant-microbial-causes-risk-factors-and-outcomes-mansoura-university-egypt-experience
#1
Mohammad Khairy El-Badrawy, Raed El-Metwaly Ali, Amr Yassen, Mohammad Ahmad AbouElela, Rehab Ahmad Elmorsey
OBJECTIVES: Pneumonia has a negative effect on the outcome of liver transplant. Our aim was to analyze early-onset pneumonia that developed within the first month after transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective single-center study included 56 adult living-donor liver transplant recipients; those who developed early-onset pneumonia based on clinical and radiologic criteria were investigated as to causative pathogens and then followed up and compared with other recipients without pneumonia to illustrate risk factors, outcomes, and related mortality of posttransplant pneumonia...
July 11, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697719/high-position-of-the-third-renal-transplant-and-alternative-urinary-tract-reconstruction-in-a-complicated-case
#2
Wilhelmina M van den Dool, Andrzej G Baranski
The decision-making process for treatment of patients with end-stage renal failure, multiple failed renal transplants, and severe comorbidities can be exceedingly difficult due to the inapplicability of many common surgery methods. In this article, we report the treatment of such a patient who underwent a third renal transplant and subsequently developed a ureteral stenosis. The third kidney had been transplanted with a high abdominal position and a partially intra- and retroperitoneally placed ureter due to a bilaterally obtained iliac fossa and severe abdominal adhesions...
July 11, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697718/high-survival-and-mortality-characteristics-in-heart-transplant-patients-at-a-national-institute
#3
Christian Rojas, Gabriel De la Cruz-Ku, Amr Yassen, Bryan Valcarcel-Valdivia
OBJECTIVES: The identification of variables related to the survival of heart transplant patients is vital for a good medical practice. Few studies have examined this issue in a Latin American population. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze, retrospectively, the survival and mortality characteristics of patients after heart transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Information on patients was obtained through review of medical records; we collected information on all patients who underwent this procedure from 2010 to 2015...
July 11, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697717/timing-and-predictors-of-early-urologic-and-infectious-complications-after-renal-transplant-an-analysis-of-a-new-york-statewide-database
#4
Wilson Sui, Michael J Lipsky, Justin T Matulay, Dennis J Robins, Ifeanyi C Onyeji, Maxwell B James, Marissa C Theofanides, Sven Wenske
OBJECTIVES: The most common complications after renal transplant are urologic and are a cause of significant morbidity in a vulnerable population. We sought to characterize the timing and predictors of urologic complications after renal transplant using a statewide database. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We queried the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database to identify patients who underwent renal transplant from 2005 to 2013. Postoperative complications included hydronephrosis, ureteral stricture, vesicoureteral reflux, nephrolithiasis, and urinary tract infections...
July 11, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697716/case-series-of-10-patients-with-cirrhosis-undergoing-emergent-repair-of-ruptured-umbilical-hernias-natural-history-and-predictors-of-outcomes
#5
Miguel Malespin, Christopher M Moore, Andre Fialho, Silvio W de Melo, Tamara Benyashvili, Anai N Kothari, Diego di Sabato, Eric R Kallwitz, Scott J Cotler, Amy D Lu
OBJECTIVES: Ascites represents an important event in the natural history of cirrhosis, portending increased 1-year mortality. Umbilical herniation with rupture is an uncommon complication of large-volume ascites that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to describe predictors of outcomes in patients undergoing emergent repair for spontaneous umbilical hernia rupture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We report a case series of 10 patients with decompensated cirrhosis (mean age 66 ± 9 years, mean Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score of 21 ± 7) who presented with a ruptured umbilical hernia and had emergent repair...
July 11, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697715/conversion-from-once-daily-prolonged-release-tacrolimus-to-once-daily-extended-release-tacrolimus-in-stable-liver-transplant-recipients
#6
Mario Altieri, Guillaume Delaval, Elisabeth Kimmoun, Manon Allaire, Ephrem Salamé, Jérôme Dumortier
OBJECTIVES: After organ transplant, strategies to simplify the therapeutic regimen may improve adherence and prevent rejection and/or graft loss. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the safety of conversion from once-daily prolonged-release tacrolimus (Advagraf; Astellas Pharma Europe Limited, Middlesex, UK) to once-daily extended-release tacrolimus (Envarsus; Chiesi SAS, Nanterre, France) in stable adult liver transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This observational study inclu-ded 44 liver transplant patients (median age of 59 y; 63...
July 11, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697714/association-between-overweight-and-renal-transplant-outcomes-a-meta-analysis
#7
Congran Li, Hailong Jin, Li Xiao, Zhouli Li, Ming Cai, Bingyi Shi
OBJECTIVES: Our study aimed to evaluate the effects of being overweight on kidney transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our study evaluated kidney transplant recipients with body mass index ranging from 25 to 30 kg/m² versus patients with body mass index ranging from 18.5 to 29.9 kg/m², who were identified through PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library searches up to October 2015. Outcomes analyzed included delayed graft function, acute rejection, graft loss, and patient survival...
July 11, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666406/posttransplant-lymphoproliferative-disease-and-inhibitors-of-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-when-a-quick-look-back-can-change-the-perspective
#8
Lorena Castillo-Eraso, Edoardo Melilli, Carmen Cabre, Anna Manonelles, Julieta Landeyro, Oriol Bestard, Josep M Cruzado, Alberto Martinez-Vea
Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease represents a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled proliferation of lymphocytes, favored by immunosuppression. Several risk factors for its development have been described, with Epstein-Barr virus infection being a main cause of early-onset forms and chronic antigen stimulation of donors and/or accumulated immunosuppression as key factors of later forms of lymphocyte transformation. The present clinical case presents a patient diagnosed with posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease 3 years after renal transplant who had a potentially lethal complication related to conversion to inhibitors of mammalian target of rapamycin...
June 28, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664822/passenger-lymphocyte-syndrome-in-the-abo-incompatible-kidney-transplant-recipient-receiving-rituximab
#9
Shunji Nishide, Junji Uchida, Kazuya Kabei, Tomoaki Iwai, Nobuyuki Kuwabara, Toshihide Naganuma, Norihiko Kumada, Yoshiaki Takemoto, Tatsuya Nakatani
Passenger lymphocyte syndrome is a rare but important disease in which the donor lymphocytes produce antibodies to the red blood cell antigens of the recipient, causing alloimmune hemolysis. It occurs in ABO blood group-mismatched solid-organ and/or bone marrow transplant. We report a case of passenger lymphocyte syndrome occurring after ABO-incompatible kidney transplant. The recipient received rituximab as a desensitization protocol. On posttransplant day 18, the recipient showed a fall in her hemoglobin levels without identifiable bleeding source and an elevation of total bilirubin...
June 28, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664821/de-novo-iga-nephropathy-in-a-renal-allograft
#10
Amir Shabaka, Isabel Pérez-Flores, José Antonio Cortés, Ana Isabel Sánchez-Fructuoso
Posttransplant glomerulonephritis is a complication of kidney transplant that can impair graft function and long-term graft survival. De novo immunoglobulin A disease in kidney allografts appears to be much less common than the recurrent disease, and in most cases it is diagnosed in protocol biopsies with no clinical evidence of disease or in association with other renal transplant pathologies such as chronic rejection. We present a case of de novo immunoglobulin A nephropathy presenting with overt proteinuria, microscopic hematuria, and progressive deterioration of renal function 30 months after renal transplant...
June 28, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661315/new-onset-diabetes-after-transplant-in-a-sudanese-renal-transplant-population-prevalence-and-risk-factors
#11
Ihab Abdel-Rahim Mohamed Ahmed, Rafaa K H Osman, Nazik O Khalifa, Manal Omar Ismail, Tayeb A Musa
OBJECTIVES: New-onset diabetes after transplant is a well-recognized complication of solid-organ transplant. The true incidence of this complication in Sudan is not known. The aim of this study was to define the prevalence of new-onset diabetes after transplant in a Sudanese renal transplant population and to identify the contributing risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-nine patients who underwent living-donor related kidney transplant and who were followed for 2 years were included in this pilot study...
June 28, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661314/effect-of-single-sensitization-event-on-human-leukocyte-antigen-alloimmunization-in-kidney-transplant-candidates-a-single-center-experience
#12
Marianna Resse, Rossella Paolillo, Biagio Pellegrino Minucci, Dario Costa, Carmela Fiorito, Michele Santangelo, Paride De Rosa, Claudio Napoli
OBJECTIVES: Human leukocyte antigen alloimmunization is caused by exposure to HLA antigens through transfusion, pregnancy, or transplant. Our study objective was to present the rate of positivity of anti-HLA antibody considering the effects of a single sensitization event in kidney transplant candidates at our center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our study reviewed 606 kidney transplant candidates. Patient sera were analyzed using Luminex xMAP technology. Panel reactive antibody positivity rates and antibody strengths in patients were analyzed according to a single sensitization event...
June 28, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661313/acute-appendicitis-after-kidney-transplantation-experience-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-mexico-city
#13
Edgar Ortiz-Brizuela, Alejandro Quiroz-Compeán, Mario Vilatobá-Chapa, Josefina Alberú-Gómez
OBJECTIVES: Here, we describe the presentation, treatment, and outcomes of acute appendicitis in kidney transplant recipients at a tertiary care hospital in Mexico City. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective case series study at a tertiary care hospital in Mexico City from January 2000 to January 2015. RESULTS: During our study period, 1186 patients received a kidney transplant; among these patients, we identified 10 cases of acute appendicitis (0...
June 28, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661312/mixed-donor-chimerism-following-simultaneous-pancreas-kidney-transplant
#14
Armin Rashidi, Daniel C Brennan, Ina E Amarillo, Jason R Wellen, Amanda Cashen
OBJECTIVES: Graft-versus-host disease after solid-organ transplant is exceedingly rare. Although the precise pathogenetic mechanisms are unknown, a progressive increase in donor chimerism is a requirement for its development. The incidence of mixed donor chimerism and its timeline after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant is unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After encountering 2 cases of graft-versus-host disease after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant at our institution over a period of < 2 years, a collaborative pilot study was conducted by the bone marrow transplant, nephrology, and abdominal transplant surgery teams...
June 28, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661311/a-3-year-program-from-the-turkish-ministry-of-health-for-standardization-and-service-quality-improvement-of-transplant-and-tissue-typing-laboratories-in-turkey
#15
Bilkay Baştürk, Ferzane Mercan, Arif Kapuağası, Fatma Savran Oğuz, Gülderen Yanıkkaya Demirel, İbrahim Mehmet Ali Öktem, Avşar Aslan, Serap Yılmaz, Nurullah Okumuş, Eyüp Gümüş
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June 28, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621640/clinical-and-biochemical-characteristics-of-brain-dead-donors-as-predictors-of-early-and-long-term-renal-function-after-transplant
#16
Ewa Kwiatkowska, Leszek Domański, Joanna Bober, Krzysztof Safranow, Andrzej Pawlik, Kazimierz Ciechanowski, Magda Wiśniewska, Karolina Kędzierska
OBJECTIVES: Organs from brain-dead donors are the main source of allografts for transplant. Comparisons between living-donor and brain-dead donor kidneys show that the latter are more likely to demonstrate delayed graft function and lower long-term survival. This study aimed to assess the effects of various clinical and biochemical factors of donors on early- and long-term renal function after transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed data from kidney recipients treated between 2006 and 2008 who received organs from brain-dead donors...
June 16, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621639/outcome-of-the-double-j-stent-placement-in-pediatric-kidney-transplant-a-single-center-experience
#17
Hakan Sözen, Onur Özen, Kibriya Fidan, Oğuz Söylemezoğlu, Aydın Dalgıç
OBJECTIVES: Double J stent placement at kidney transplant may reduce stenosis or leakage complication rates. However, placement may also increase risk for early urinary tract infection (ie, < 3 mo after transplant). In children, the usefulness of double J stent placement is not well defined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed retrospective data from children who received transplants at the Gazi University Transplantation Center and Pediatric Nephrology (Ankara, Turkey) for outcomes related to double J stents...
June 16, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621638/urologic-complications-after-renal-transplant-a-single-center-experience
#18
Hakan Sözen, Metin Onaran, Onur Özen, Aydın Dalgıç
OBJECTIVES: Urologic complications after kidney transplant are associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and prolonged hospital stay. An intervention or second surgical procedure is frequently required. Here, we report urologic complications in adult kidney recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Since 2006, 171 adult kidney transplant procedures have been performed at the Gazi University Transplantation Center (Ankara, Turkey). Among these patients, there were 65 adult female (38%) and 106 adult male (62%) recipients...
June 16, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621637/surgical-techniques-and-procedures-for-kidney-transplant-recipients-with-severe-atherosclerosis
#19
Koji Nanmoku, Yoshihiko Watarai, Shunji Narumi, Norihiko Goto, Takayuki Yamamoto, Makoto Tsujita, Takahisa Hiramitsu, Akio Katayama, Takaaki Kobayashi, Kazuharu Uchida
OBJECTIVES: Atherosclerosis is becoming a more common problem for dialysis patients. Therefore, transplant surgeons are faced with the need to develop surgical techniques and procedures for severe atherosclerosis. This study aimed to clarify the clinical features, the usefulness of examinations, and operative procedures for kidney transplant recipients with the complication of severe atherosclerosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Among 220 kidney transplant candidates, 13 patients (severe atherosclerosis group) were predicted complications due to arterial calcification in the bilateral iliac arterial system using a computed tomographic scan...
June 16, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621636/is-brain-dead-donor-fluid-therapy-with-colloids-associated-with-better-kidney-grafts
#20
Niko Limnell, Alexey A Schramko
OBJECTIVES: Fluid therapy is required to maintain perfusion to donor organs. Recent reviews on the choices of fluids have emphasized the safety of using crystalloids, as opposed to fluid therapy with colloids, which has been reported to be either unequivocally or potentially harmful in a number of studies on various patient populations. We aimed to analyze whether the type of fluid administered to donors is connected with kidney transplant outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 100 consecutive brain-dead multiorgan donors and their respective 181 kidney recipients were studied retrospectively...
June 16, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
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