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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138760/cardiac-surgery-after-heart-transplantation-elective-operation-or-last-exit-strategy
#1
Johannes Goekler, Andreas Zuckermann, Emilio Osorio, Faris F Brkic, Keziban Uyanik-Uenal, Guenther Laufer, Arezu Aliabadi-Zuckermann
Background: Because of improved long-term survival after heart transplantation (HTx), late graft pathologies such as valvular disease or cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) might need surgical intervention to enhance longer survival and ensure quality of life. To this date, there exist no guidelines for indication of cardiac surgery other than retransplantation after HTx. Methods: In this retrospective, single-center study, we evaluated patients who underwent cardiac surgery after HTx at our institution...
October 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026878/robotic-assisted-live-donor-ileal-segmentectomy-for-intestinal-transplantation
#2
Guosheng Wu, Qianjing Li, Qingchuan Zhao, Weizhong Wang, Hai Shi, Mian Wang, Jianyong Zheng, Mengbing Li, Daiming Fan
BACKGROUND: Every effort should be made to optimize surgical techniques and to minimize potential morbidity rates associated with live donor operations. Advances in a minimally invasive approach by robotic surgery to donor nephrectomy have raised the possibility of applying this technique to live donor bowel resections for intestinal transplantation. METHODS: We report the first 5 consecutive cases of a robotic-assisted live donor ileal segmentectomy. We describe the technical aspects of the procedure, discuss the rationale for considering this option, and evaluate potential advantages of this approach...
October 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026877/prolonged-delayed-renal-graft-function-secondary-to-venous-hypertension
#3
Suraj Mishra, Gaurav Gupta, I Moinuddin, Brian Strife, Uma Prasad, D Massey, Anne King, Dhiren Kumar, Chandra S Bhati
The case of a 39-year-old highly sensitized woman who underwent second renal transplantation after being on warfarin because of a history of frequent thromboses of her left femoral arteriovenous graft (AVG) is reported here. The patient received a flow cytometric positive crossmatch kidney transplant from a deceased donor. Her posttransplant course was complicated by prolonged delayed graft function (DGF) lasting for 9 months. Antibody-mediated rejection occurred in the immediate postoperative period. This resolved after treatment, and resolution was confirmed by repeat biopsy...
October 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026876/avoiding-icu-admission-by-using-a-fast-track-protocol-is-safe-in-selected-adult-to-adult-live-donor-liver-transplant-recipients
#4
Juan Echeverri, Nicolas Goldaracena, Akhil Kant Singh, Gonzalo Sapisochin, Nazia Selzner, Mark S Cattral, Paul D Greig, Les Lilly, Ian D McGilvray, Gary A Levy, Anand Ghanekar, Eberhard L Renner, David R Grant, Stuart A McCluskey, Markus Selzner
BACKGROUND: We evaluated patient characteristics of live donor liver transplant (LDLT) recipients undergoing a fast-track protocol without intensive care unit (ICU) admission versus LDLT patients receiving posttransplant ICU care. METHODS: Of the 153 LDLT recipients, 46 patients were included in our fast-track protocol without ICU admission. Both, fast-tracked patients and ICU-admitted patients were compared regarding donor and patient characteristics, perioperative characteristics, and postoperative outcomes and complications...
October 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026875/ethylene-glycol-poisoning-should-not-contraindicate-liver-donation
#5
Alisha Burman, Christopher J E Watson, Vasilis Kosmoliaptsis
As the number of patients waiting to receive transplants increases, there is a need to explore all possible donation opportunities. In this case report, we describe the transplantation of a liver from a donor who died after ethylene glycol poisoning into a woman with alcoholic liver disease with cirrhosis and associated ascites. Donor management, including ethanol, fomepizol and haemodialysis, hastened clearance of ethylene glycol from the circulation, and after liver transplantation, the recipient exhibited no adverse effects suggestive of ethylene glycol toxicity, although recipient hepatic artery dissection and thrombosis necessitated retransplantation...
October 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026874/australia-and-new-zealand-islets-and-pancreas-transplant-registry-annual-report-2017-pancreas-waiting-list-recipients-and-donors
#6
Angela C Webster, James Hedley, Abhijit Patekar, Paul Robertson, Patrick J Kelly
This is a registry report from the Australia and New Zealand Islet and Pancreas Transplant Registry. We report data for all solid organ pancreas transplant activity from inception in 1984 to end of 2016. Data analysis was performed using Stata Software version 14 (StataCorp, College Station, Tex). From 1984 to 2016 a total of 756 solid organ pancreas transplants have been performed in Australia and New Zealand, in 738 individuals. In 2016, 55 people received a pancreas transplant. These transplants were performed in Auckland (4), Monash (22), and Westmead (29)...
October 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026873/graft-growth-and-podocyte-dedifferentiation-in-donor-recipient-size-mismatch-kidney-transplants
#7
Janina Müller-Deile, Jan Hinrich Bräsen, Marion Pollheimer, Manfred Ratschek, Hermann Haller, Lars Pape, Mario Schiffer
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the treatment choice for patients with end-stage renal diseases. Because of good long-term outcome, pediatric kidney grafts are also accepted for transplantation in adult recipients despite a significant mismatch in body size and age between donor and recipient. These grafts show a remarkable ability of adaptation to the recipient body and increase in size in a very short period, presumably as an adaptation to hyperfiltration. METHODS: We investigated renal graft growth as well as glomerular proliferation and differentiation markers Kiel-67, paired box gene 2 and Wilms tumor protein (WT1) expression in control biopsies from different transplant constellations: infant donor for infant recipient, infant donor for child recipient, infant donor for adult recipient, child donor for child recipient, child donor for adult recipient, and adult donor for an adult recipient...
October 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979926/a-comparative-study-of-the-predictive-values-of-urinary-acute-kidney-injury-markers-angiogenin-and-kidney-injury-molecule-1-for-the-outcomes-of-kidney-allografts
#8
Quentin Tavernier, Claire Tinel, Marion Rabant, Lise Morin, Dany Anglicheau, Nicolas Pallet
BACKGROUND: Whether injury-related molecules in urines of individuals with ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) are independent predictors of graft outcomes and provide additional information compared with usual risk factors remains to be established. METHODS: We explored a cohort of 244 kidney transplant recipients who systematically had a urine collection 10 days after transplantation. The injury-related markers kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) and angiogenin (ANG) levels in urines were measured...
September 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894795/liver-enzymes-and-the-development-of-posttransplantation-diabetes-mellitus-in-renal-transplant-recipients
#9
Gerald Klaassen, Eva Corpeleijn, Nicole P E Deetman, Gerjan J Navis, Stephan J L Bakker, Dorien M Zelle
BACKGROUND: Posttransplantation diabetes mellitus (PTDM) is common in renal transplant recipients (RTR), increasing the risk of graft failure, cardiovascular disease, and mortality. Early detection of a high risk for PTDM is warranted. Because liver function and liver fat are involved, we investigated whether serum liver markers are associated with future PTDM in RTR. METHODS: Between 2001 and 2003, 606 RTR with a functioning allograft beyond the first year after transplantation were included of which 500 participants (56% men; age, 50 ± 12 years) were free of diabetes at baseline and had liver enzyme values (1 missing) available...
September 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894794/short-and-long-term-outcomes-of-de-novo-liver-transplant-patients-treated-with-once-daily-prolonged-release-tacrolimus
#10
Yuichiro Okumura, Takehiro Noda, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Daisaku Yamada, Tadafumi Asaoka, Hiroshi Wada, Koichi Kawamoto, Kunihito Gotoh, Yutaka Takeda, Masahiro Tanemura, Shigeru Marubashi, Koji Umeshita, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori
BACKGROUND: Tacrolimus is the key immunosuppressive drug for liver transplantation. Once-daily prolonged-release tacrolimus (TAC-PR) exhibits good drug adherence but has difficulty controlling the trough level in the early phase of liver transplantation. The aim of this study was to compare the feasibility and efficacy of immediately starting oral TAC-PR versus traditional twice-daily tacrolimus (TAC-BID) in de novo liver transplantation recipients. METHODS: The study included 28 patients treated with conventional TAC-BID and 60 patients treated with TAC-PR (median follow-up 70...
September 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894793/infiltrative-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-portal-vein-tumor-thrombosis-treated-with-a-single-high-dose-y90-radioembolization-and-subsequent-liver-transplantation-without-a-recurrence
#11
Meaghan S Dendy, Juan C Camacho, Johannes M Ludwig, Alyssa M Krasinskas, Stuart J Knechtle, Hyun S Kim
BACKGROUND: Infiltrative hepatocellular carcinoma with macrovascular invasion is a relatively rare presentation and usually fatal disease. METHODS: Both patients exceeded Milan and University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) criteria, and per Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer group guidelines, they were enrolled in a prospective open-label radioembolization phase II trial that gave them optimized lobar doses of Yttrium-90 as solely the first-line therapy without concomitant or additional pharmacological or locoregional therapies...
September 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894792/influence-of-hla-matching-on-the-efficacy-of-allogeneic-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-therapies-for-osteoarthritis-and-degenerative-disc-disease
#12
Javier García-Sancho, Ana Sánchez, Aurelio Vega, David C Noriega, Mercedes Nocito
BACKGROUND: The necessity for more effective therapies for chronic osteoarticular diseases has led to the development of treatments based on mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), the natural precursors of musculoskeletal tissue. Treatments with autologous MSCs yielded excellent results, with nearly 70% improvement of pain and disability in osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease. Using allogeneic MSCs is logistically more convenient and would widen the pool of eligible patients, but potential immune rejection should be considered...
September 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894791/pancreas-transplantation-with-portal-enteric-drainage-for-patients-with-endocrine-and-exocrine-insufficiency-from-extensive-pancreatic-resection
#13
Andrew S Barbas, David P Al-Adra, Nicolas Goldaracena, Martin J Dib, Markus Selzner, Gonzalo Sapisochin, Mark S Cattral, Ian D McGilvray
Although the primary indication for pancreas transplantation is type I diabetes, a small number of patients requires pancreas transplantation to manage combined endocrine and exocrine insufficiency that develops after extensive native pancreatic resection. The objective of this case report was to describe the operative and clinical course in 3 such patients and present an alternative technical approach.
September 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894790/aortic-dissection-and-severe-renal-failure-6-years-after-kidney-transplantation
#14
Amaury Dujardin, Awena Le Fur, Diego Cantarovich
We report the case of a patient with long-term history of hypertension, presenting with transient neurological disorders and severe graft failure several years after kidney transplantation. Cause of end-stage renal disease was hypertensive nephrosclerosis. Chronic hemodialysis lasted for 1 year. After transplantation and throughout follow-up, serum creatinine ranged from 200 to 230 μmol/L and maintenance immunosuppression included sirolimus and low-dose steroids. Six years after transplantation, the patient presented with right hip pain radiating to the lower back, transient aphasia, confusion, and hemiparesis...
September 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856244/design-and-methods-of-the-korean-organ-transplantation-registry
#15
Jaeseok Yang, Jong Cheol Jeong, Joongyub Lee, Young Hoon Kim, Hyo Chae Paik, Jae-Joong Kim, Hyun-Young Park, Myoung Soo Kim, Curie Ahn
BACKGROUND: Beneficial aspects of solid organ transplantation, which encompass survival benefit, improved quality of life, and cost efficacy, have been clearly demonstrated. However, regional and ethnic differences require further studies to identify prognostic factors and transplant outcomes against various backgrounds. After previous efforts of a nationwide, retrospective study on the kidney transplant outcomes in Korea, a new prospective-designed version of the Korean Organ Transplantation Registry (KOTRY) was launched in 2014...
August 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795151/kidney-transplantation-in-patients-with-active-multiple-myeloma-case-reports
#16
Erik Lawrence Lum, Neil Kogut, Thu Pham, Gabriel M Danovitch, Suphamai Bunnapradist
Kidney disease is a common complication in patients with multiple myeloma. Traditionally, patients with active multiple myeloma and end-stage renal disease have been excluded from kidney transplantation due to the risk of malignancy progression. The introduction of bortezomib-based therapy for patients with multiple myeloma and renal impairment has significantly improved survival in this population. In this report, we present 2 cases of patients with active and controlled multiple myeloma who underwent successful kidney transplantation without progression of their underlying malignancy...
August 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795150/the-effects-of-tacrolimus-on-t-cell-proliferation-are-short-lived-a-pilot-analysis-of-immune-function-testing
#17
Benjamin L Laskin, Jing Jiao, H Jorge Baluarte, Sandra Amaral, Susan L Furth, Tatiana Akimova, Wayne W Hancock, Matthew H Levine, Peter P Reese, Ulf H Beier
BACKGROUND: Optimal immunosuppression after organ transplant should balance the risks of rejection, infection, and malignancy while minimizing barriers to adherence including frequent or time-sensitive dosing. There is currently no reliable immune function assay to directly measure the degree of immunosuppression after transplantation. METHODS: We developed an immune function assay to mea//sure T-cell proliferation after exposure to immunosuppression in vivo. We tested the assay in mice, and then piloted the approach using single time point samples, 11 pediatric kidney transplant recipients prescribed tacrolimus, mycophenolate, and prednisone 6 months to 5 years posttransplant, with no history of rejection, opportunistic infection, or cancer...
August 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795149/access-to-heart-transplantation-a-proper-analysis-of-the-competing-risks-of-death-and-transplantation-is-required-to-optimize-graft-allocation
#18
Christelle Cantrelle, Camille Legeai, Aurélien Latouche, Philippe Tuppin, Carine Jasseron, Laurent Sebbag, Olivier Bastien, Richard Dorent
BACKGROUND: Heart allocation systems are usually urgency-based, offering grafts to candidates at high risk of waitlist mortality. In the context of a revision of the heart allocation rules, we determined observed predictors of 1-year waitlist mortality in France, considering the competing risk of transplantation, to determine which candidate subgroups are favored or disadvantaged by the current allocation system. METHODS: Patients registered on the French heart waitlist between 2010 and 2013 were included...
August 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795148/optimal-and-equitable-allocation-of-donor-hearts-which-principles-are-we-translating-into-practices
#19
Maria Frigerio
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August 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795147/impact-of-the-trough-level-of-calcineurin-inhibitor-on-the-prevalence-of-donor-specific-human-leukocyte-antigen-antibodies-during-long-term-follow-up-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation-antibody-strength-and-complement-binding-ability
#20
Kazuaki Tokodai, Shigehito Miyagi, Chikashi Nakanishi, Yasuyuki Hara, Wataru Nakanishi, Masafumi Goto, Michiaki Unno, Takashi Kamei
BACKGROUND: In pediatric patients, long-term immunosuppression after liver transplantation (LT) is typically minimal. However, posttransplant donor-specific HLA antibodies (DSAs) may be prevalent under these conditions. Here, we evaluated the effects of minimized calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) on DSA development to assess the validity of minimized/withdrawn immunosuppression. METHODS: We retrospectively examined 66 patients who underwent pediatric LT at our institution between July 1991 and October 2013...
August 2017: Transplantation Direct
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