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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418287/synergistic-effect-of-ischemic-preconditioning-and-antithrombin-in-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Georgios Vrakas, Konstantinos Tsalis, Georgios Nikolaos Roidos, Emmanuel Christoforidis, Kokkona Kouzi-Koliakou, Charalampos Lazaridis, Anil Vaidya
OBJECTIVES: Our study aimed to determine whether antithrombin plays a synergistic role in accentuating the effects of intestinal ischemic preconditioning. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty rats were randomly allocated to 5 groups (10 rats/group) as follows: sham treatment (group 1); ischemia-reperfusion (group 2); ischemic preconditioning followed by ischemia-reperfusion (group 3); antithrombin + ischemia-reperfusion, similar to group 2 but including antithrombin administration (group 4); and antithrombin + ischemic preconditioning, similar to group 3 but including antithrombin administration (group 5)...
April 18, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411361/liver-transplant-in-children-with-hepatoblastoma
#2
Mehmet Hanifi Okur, Yücel Yankol, Bayındır Cimşit, Nesimi Mecit, Gökhan Ertuğrul, Turan Kanmaz, Ceyhun Bozkurt, Koray Acarlı, Münci Kalayoğlu
OBJECTIVES: In this paper, the results of liver transplant due to hepatoblastoma in 10 pediatric patients at Istanbul Şişli Memorial Hospital Transplantation Center are presented. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated medical records of pediatric patients diagnosed with hepatoblastoma and who underwent liver transplant at our clinic between January 2009 and March 2014. We examined age, weight, chemotherapy regimen, graft type for liver transplant, duration of hospital stay, complications, follow-up duration, and survival information...
April 14, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411360/liver-transplant-in-children-with-hepatoblastoma
#3
Razieh Abdolvahabi, Abdolfatah Sarrafnejad, Mohsen Nafar, Davood Jafari, Efat Razaghi, Mahboob Lessan-Pezashki, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Ehsan Sharif-Paghaleh, Aliakbar Amirzargar
OBJECTIVES: Toll-like receptors play an important role in innate and adaptive immune responses and can induce acute graft rejection, especially in the early phase after transplant. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible association between TLR2, TLR4, and CD14 polymorphisms and acute renal rejection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our study included 239 patients seen between 2013 and 2015. Patients were classified into 3 groups: acute rejection group (71 patients), stable graft function group (71 patients), and healthy control group (97 patients)...
April 14, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411359/incidence-and-treatment-of-bile-stones-after-liver-transplant
#4
Mahir Kırnap, Ebru Hative Ayvazoğlu Soy, Aydıncan Akdur, Sedat Yıldırım, Ali Harman, Gökhan Moray, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Although the incidence of bile stones after liver transplant is rare (2%-6%), various complications can occur, including recurrent cholangitis, biliary strictures, graft loss, and patient mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated bile stone incidence, pathogenesis, and treatment in 352 liver transplant recipients, comparing demographics, transplant indication, blood lipid profile, bile reconstruction technique, postoperative complications, time of diagnosis, and treatment regimens...
April 14, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411358/early-diagnostic-markers-for-detection-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
#5
Serpil Muge Deger, Yasemin Erten, Elif Suyani, Sahika Zeynep Aki, Gulay Ulusal Okyay, Ozge T Pasaoglu, Hatice Pasaoglu, Turgay Arinsoy, Gulsan Turkoz Sucak
OBJECTIVES: Acute kidney injury is a relatively frequent complication of allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplant, resulting in increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis and management of acute kidney injury is of great importance for prevention of poor outcomes in these transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty consecutive patients, hospitalized for allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplant at the Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit of Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, were included in this prospective study...
April 14, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411357/kidney-transplant-from-a-deceased-donor-with-renal-artery-aneurysm-a-case-report
#6
Alireza Shamsaeefar, Saman Nikeghbalian, Kourosh Kazemi, Mohsenreza Mansorian, Nasrin Motazedian, Seyed Ali Malekhosseini
The use of marginal kidneys or kidneys with pathologic problems (such as renal artery aneurysms in a living or deceased donor) is on the rise due to organ shortages and improvements in surgical techniques. When renal vascular abnormalities are detected during a transplant, it puts the surgeon in a difficult position to decide what to do with the organ. In this study, we report a case of a kidney from a deceased donor who had 2 renal artery saccular aneurysms, which we were able to use for transplant. The recipient was a 61-year-old male patient with diabetic nephropathy and significant comorbidities...
April 14, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411356/mitochondrial-neurogastrointestinal-encephalomyopathy-syndrome-treated-with-stem-cell-transplant-a-case-series-and-literature-review
#7
Amr Hanbali, Walid Rasheed, Musthafa Chalikandy Peedikayil, Saeed Boholega, Hazza A Alzahrani
Mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive multisystem disorder caused by nuclear TYMP gene mutations, which leads to deficiency in thymidine phosphorylase enzyme. This deficiency then leads to mitochondrial dysfunction, which causes the features characteristic of this syndrome, including severe muscle wasting, gastrointestinal dysmotility, leukoencephalopathy, peripheral neuropathy, and ophthalmoplegia. Here, we present a case series of 3 patients with mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy from Saudi Arabia who underwent allogeneic stem cell transplant at King Faisal Specialist Hospital (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)...
April 14, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411355/rabies-acquired-through-kidney-transplantation-in-a-child-a-case-report
#8
Bassam Saeed, Mustafa Al-Mousawi
Rabies is usually transmitted to humans through bites of infected animals; however, it can rarely be transmitted through deceased donor organs or tissues when not suspected. Here, we report a case of rabies transmission in a child. The child was a 5-year-old girl who was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit with encephalitis of unexplained cause 3.5 months after she received a kidney transplant from a deceased donor. The laboratory and imaging studies did not reveal any explanation for her rapidly declining clinical and neurologic condition, which ended with death 4 days after admission...
April 14, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387173/pure-red-cell-aplasia-due-to-parvovirus-b19-erythropoietin-resistant-anemia-in-a-pediatric-kidney-recipient
#9
Baris Malbora, Serdar Saritas, Eda Ataseven, Burcu Belen, Caner Alparslan, Onder Yavascan, Dilek Yilmaz Ciftdogan, Berna Atabay, Meral Turker
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April 6, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387172/review-of-surgical-techniques-of-experimental-renal-transplantation-in-rats
#10
Badri Shrestha, John Haylor
Microvascular surgical techniques of renal transplant in rats have evolved over the past 5 decades to achieve successful rat renal transplant; these modifications have included surgical techniques to address the anatomic variations in the renal blood vessels and those to reduce ischemic and operation durations. Here, we review the surgical techniques of renal transplant in rats and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of individual techniques of vascular and ureteric anastomoses. For this review, we performed a systematic literature search using relevant medical subject heading terms and included appropriate publications in the review...
April 6, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367758/bortezomib-as-a-novel-approach-to-early-recurrent-membranous-glomerulonephritis-after-kidney-transplant-refractory-to-combined-conventional-rituximab-therapy
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Antoine Barbari, Rima Chehadi, Hala Kfoury Assouf, Gaby Kamel, Mahassen Jaafar, Ayman Abdallah, Sylvana Rizk, Marwan Masri
We report a case of early recurrent membranous glomerulonephritis after kidney transplant from a deceased donor. The patient received induction therapy and was discharged with a serum creatinine level of 0.78 mg/dL on triple maintenance immunosuppressive therapy, which included tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, and prednisone. At 7 months after transplant, a graft biopsy for new-onset isolated proteinuria (2.7 g/day) revealed stage 2 recurrent membranous glomerulonephritis. In the face of persistent proteinuria despite combined conservative rituximab therapy over several months and the total eradication of CD20-positive cells, bortezomib was introduced...
April 3, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350292/rescue-arterial-revascularization-using-cryopreserved-iliac-artery-allograft-in-liver-transplant-patients
#12
Kayvan Mohkam, Benjamin Darnis, Agnès Rode, Nathalie Hetsch, Gregorio Balbo, Jean-Paul Bourgeot, Salim Mezoughi, Hassan Demian, Christian Ducerf, Jean-Yves Mabrut
OBJECTIVES: Management of hepatic arterial complications after liver transplant remains challenging. The aim of our study was to assess the efficacy of rescue arterial revascularization using cryopreserved iliac artery allografts in this setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of patients with liver transplants who underwent rescue arterial revascularization using cryopreserved iliac artery allografts at a single institution were reviewed. RESULTS: From 1992 to 2015, 7 patients underwent rescue arterial revascularization using cryopreserved iliac artery allografts for hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm (3 patients), thrombosis (2 patients), aneurysm (1 patient), or stenosis (1 patient)...
March 28, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350291/a-rare-clinical-entity-staphylococcus-related-glomerulonephritis
#13
Numune Aliyeva, Erol Demir, Yasar Caliskan, Halil Yazici, Alaattin Yildiz
Staphylococcus aureus is a rare cause of postinfectious glomerulonephritis, and Staphylococcus-related glomerulonephritis primarily occurs in middle-aged or elderly patients. Patients with Staphylococcus-related glomerulonephritis also present with hematuria, proteinuria of varying degrees, rising serum creatinine levels, and/or edema. The severity of renal insufficiency is proportional to the degree of proliferation and crescent formation. Here, we present a diabetic patient admitted with a history of 1 week of left elbow pain...
March 28, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350290/hla-genotypes-in-turkish-hematopoietic-cell-recipients-and-likelihood-of-finding-a-matched-donor-through-family-searches
#14
Zühre Kaya, Sevim Gönen, Burcu Çalışkan, Zeynep Kemer, Ayşe Betül Ünal, Enes Değirmenci
OBJECTIVES: Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant is a life-saving treatment, but donor numbers in Turkey do not meet the increasing demand for this procedure. Here, our objectives were (1) to assess the frequency of HLA-matched related donors in the Turkish population and (2) to identify the HLA antigens and haplotypes that are most frequent in Turkey. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The HLA genotypes of 841 consecutive recipients and 3071 family members were retrospectively reviewed...
March 28, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350289/rectal-carcinoid-tumor-with-liver-metastases-treated-by-local-excision-and-orthotopic-liver-transplant-with-long-term-follow-up
#15
Giovanni Vennarecci, Gianluca Mascianà, Edoardo de Werra, Nicola Guglielmo, Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, Mariagrazia Coluzzi, Giuseppe Maria Ettorre
In patients affected by unresectable liver metastases from neuroendocrine tumor, liver transplant represents currently the only realistic chance for cure. The first attempt to establish selection criteria for liver transplant in patients affected by neuroendocrine tumor liver metastases was made by Mazzaferro and associates in 2007. We report the case of a 46-year-old man who came to our institution in 2006 with right upper quadrant abdominal pain. Diagnosis of rectal neuroendocrine tumor with bilobar liver nodules was made; the patient underwent transanal local resection...
March 28, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350288/prevalence-and-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain-in-kidney-and-liver-transplant-recipients
#16
Ruhsen Öcal, Ceyda Tanoğlu, Seda Kibaroğlu, Eda Derle, Ufuk Can, Mahir Kirnap, Gökhan Moray, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Neurologic complications are common after kidney and liver transplant. Neurologic complications affect mortality and morbidity in transplant recipients, and neuropathic pain is an important symptom affecting a patient's quality of life. The aim of the present study was to provide readers with our experience regarding causes and treatment of neuropathic pain in patients undergoing kidney and liver transplant at our transplantation center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical data of 553 kidney transplant recipients and 258 liver transplant recipients who received transplant procedures at the Baskent University Transplantation Center between 2008 and May 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 28, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332960/evaluation-of-transplanted-kidneys-and-comparison-with-healthy-volunteers-and-kidney-donors-with-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-initial-experience
#17
Ümit Özçelik, Halime Çevik, Hüseyin Yüce Bircan, Feza Yarbuğ Karakayalı, İclal Işıklar, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance, by comparing imaging in renal allograft recipients for functional assessment of kidney transplants versus imaging of these features in healthy volunteers and kidney donors with native kidneys. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy renal transplant recipients (group A) with stable graft function at postoperative month 1, 40 healthy volunteers (group B), and 40 kidney donors (group C) underwent diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging...
March 22, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332959/de-novo-donor-specific-antibody-formation-in-tacrolimus-based-mycophenolate-versus-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-immunosuppressive-regimens
#18
Zain Mithani, Jane Gralla, Oluwafisayo Adebiyi, Patrick Klem, James E Cooper, Alexander C Wiseman
OBJECTIVES: De novo donor-specific antibody formation posttransplant is associated with decreased graft survival. It is not known whether mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors may be advantageous or detrimental compared with mycophenolate in the prevention of de novo donor-specific antibody formation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared 66 kidney and kidney-pancreas transplant recipients who received tacrolimus, mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor, and prednisone (group 1; 36 of whom received everolimus and 30 of whom received sirolimus) versus 132 patients who received tacrolimus, mycophenolate, and prednisone (group 2) matched for age, sex, race, and type/timing of transplant from 2007 to 2012...
March 22, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332958/effect-of-prediabetes-on-allograft-survival-and-evolution-of-new-onset-diabetes-after-transplant-in-deceased-donor-kidney-transplant-recipients-during-long-term-follow-up
#19
Frank Peter Tillmann, Amira Radtke, Lars Christian Rump, Ivo Quack
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the effect of prediabetes in long-term deceased-donor renal transplant recipients regarding graft survival, graft function, and evolution of new-onset diabetes after transplant compared with a control group of graft recipients with normal glucose tolerance test results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a follow-up trial of 187 deceased-donor renal transplant recipients. Based on oral glucose tolerance test results, the cohort was divided into groups A and B, comprising individuals with normal glucose metabolism (n = 130, 69...
March 22, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332957/three-dimensional-computed-tomography-reconstruction-in-transplant-renal-artery-stenosis
#20
Xufeng Zhang, Hongwei Wang, Shuangde Liu, Jieke Yan, Xiaoli Liu, Dongsheng Xu, Chuan Tian
OBJECTIVES: Transplant renal artery stenosis is a frequently recognized complication of kidney transplant procedures. A single-center retrospective study was conducted to examine the use of 3-dimensional computed tomography reconstruction in diagnosing transplant artery stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During 2013 at our center, 86 patients underwent kidney transplant. All patients underwent ultrasonographic analyses. Patients with clinically suspected transplant renal artery stenosis were examined by 3-dimensional computed tomography reconstruction and were treated with endovascular approaches or medically managed...
March 22, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
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