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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548930/comparison-of-treatment-outcome-between-living-donor-liver-transplantation-and-sorafenib-for-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-beyond-the-milan-criteria
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Yuri Cho, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Dong Hyeon Lee, Eun Ju Cho, Su Jong Yu, Nam-Joon Yi, Kwang-Woong Lee, Yoon Jun Kim, Jung-Hwan Yoon, Kyung-Suk Suh
For patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), sorafenib is the only systemic treatment recommended by international guidelines. We recently reported that HCC patients with a low MoRAL (model to predict tumor recurrence after LDLT) score (≤ 314.8) have excellent treatment outcomes after living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT), even though they are beyond the Milan criteria. In the present study, we investigated whether LDLT offers a better treatment outcome than sorafenib for patients with HCC beyond the Milan criteria according to the MoRAL score...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545248/ephedra-treated-donor-derived-gut-microbiota-transplantation-ameliorates-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-in-rats
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Jing-Hua Wang, Bong-Soo Kim, Kyungsun Han, Hojun Kim
Changes in gut microbiota (GM) are closely associated with metabolic syndrome, obesity, type 2 diabetes and so on. Several medicinal herbs, including Ephedra sinica (Es), have anti-obesity effects that ameliorate metabolic disorders. Therefore, in this study we evaluated whether Es maintains its anti-obesity effect through Es-altered gut microbiota (EsM) transplantation. GM was isolated from cecal contents of Es treated and untreated rats following repeated transplants into obese rats via oral gavage over three weeks...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542299/preoperative-cardiac-troponin-level-is-associated-with-all-cause-mortality-of-liver-transplantation-recipients
#3
Jungchan Park, Seung Hwa Lee, Sangbin Han, Hyun Sook Jee, Suk-Koo Lee, Gyu-Seong Choi, Gaab Soo Kim
This study was aimed to evaluate the association between preoperative high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) level and mortality in patients undergoing liver transplantation (LT). From January 2011 to May 2016, preoperative hs-cTnI level was measured in consecutive 487 patients scheduled for LT. Patients with elevated preoperative hs-cTnI were compared with those who had normal level. The primary outcome was all-cause death in follow-up period of 30 days to 1 year after operation. Of the 487 patients, 58 (11...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541431/emerging-safety-of-intramedullary-transplantation-of-human-neural-stem-cells-in-chronic-cervical-and-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury
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Allan D Levi, David O Okonkwo, Paul Park, Arthur L Jenkins, Shekar N Kurpad, Ann M Parr, Aruna Ganju, Bizhan Aarabi, Dong Kim, Steven Casha, Michael G Fehlings, James S Harrop, Kim D Anderson, Allyson Gage, Jane Hsieh, Stephen Huhn, Armin Curt, Raphael Guzman
BACKGROUND: Human central nervous system stem cells (HuCNS-SC) are multipotent adult stem cells with successful engraftment, migration, and region-appropriate differentiation after spinal cord injury (SCI). OBJECTIVE: To present data on the surgical safety profile and feasibility of multiple intramedullary perilesional injections of HuCNS-SC after SCI. METHODS: Intramedullary free-hand (manual) transplantation of HuCNS-SC cells was performed in subjects with thoracic (n = 12) and cervical (n = 17) complete and sensory incomplete chronic traumatic SCI...
May 24, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540981/comparison-of-de-novo-versus-upgrade-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-focused-on-the-upgrade-for-pacing-induced-cardiomyopathy
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Hye Bin Gwag, Kwang Jin Chun, Jin Kyung Hwang, Kyoung Min Park, Young Keun On, June Soo Kim, Seung Jung Park
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine whether upgrade cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) shows better outcomes than de novo CRT. To do so, we compared the efficacy of CRT between de novo and upgrade groups, focusing particularly on the effect of upgrade CRT on patients with pacing-induced cardiomyopathy (PiCM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: PiCM was defined as new-onset dilated cardiomyopathy following pacemaker implantation in patients with baseline normal ejection fraction ≥50%...
July 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537971/reliability-of-point-of-care-hematocrit-measurement-during-liver-transplantation
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Won Ho Kim, Hyung-Chul Lee, Ho-Geol Ryu, Eun-Jin Chung, Borim Kim, Hoiin Jung, Chul-Woo Jung
BACKGROUND: Although point-of-care (POC) analyzers are commonly used during liver transplantation (LT), the accuracy of hematocrit measurement using a POC analyzer has not been evaluated. In this retrospective observational study, we aimed to evaluate the accuracy of hematocrit measurement using a POC analyzer and identify potential contributors to the measurement error and their influence on mistransfusion during LT. METHODS: We retrospectively collected 6461 pairs of simultaneous intraoperative hematocrit measurements using POC analyzers and laboratory devices during LTs in 901 patients...
May 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536123/randomized-controlled-trial-of-mineralocorticoid-receptor-blockade-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-allograft-nephropathy
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Mara Medeiros, Luis Velásquez-Jones, Ana M Hernández, Guillermo Ramón-García, Saúl Valverde, Yolanda Fuentes, Arindal Vargas, Mauricio Patiño, Rosalba Pérez-Villalva, Juan Antonio Ortega-Trejo, Jonatan Barrera-Chimal, Norma A Bobadilla
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We showed that mineralocorticoid receptor blockade (MRB) prevented acute and chronic cyclosporine nephropathy (CsA-Nx) in the rat. The aim of this translational study was to investigate the effect of long-term eplerenone administration on renal allograft function in children with biopsy-proven chronic allograft nephropathy (CAN). DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Renal transplant children <18 years, biopsy-proven CAN, and a GFR>40 ml/min per 1...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515853/qt-prolongation-is-associated-with-increased-mortality-in-end-stage-liver-disease
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Sun Moon Kim, Bennet George, Diego Alcivar-Franco, Charles L Campbell, Richard Charnigo, Brian Delisle, Jonathan Hundley, Yousef Darrat, Gustavo Morales, Samy-Claude Elayi, Alison L Bailey
AIM: To determine the prevalence of QT prolongation in a large series of end stage liver disease (ESLD) patients and its association to clinical variables and mortality. METHODS: The QT interval was measured and corrected for heart rate for each patient, with a prolonged QT cutoff defined as QT > 450 ms for males and QT > 470 ms for females. Multiple clinical variables were evaluated including sex, age, serum sodium, international normalized ratio, creatinine, total bilirubin, beta-blocker use, Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD), MELD-Na, and etiology of liver disease...
April 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512923/the-braden-scale-a-standard-tool-for-assessing-pressure-ulcer-risk-predicts-early-outcomes-after-liver-transplantation
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Vinay Sundaram, Jane Lim, Danielle M Tholey, Sentia Iriana, Irene Kim, Vignan Manne, Nicholas N Nissen, Andrew S Klein, Tram T Tran, Walid S Ayoub, Barry Schlansky
The Braden Scale is a standardized tool to assess pressure ulcer risk, that is reported for all hospitalized patients in the United States (US) per requirements of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Previous data has shown the Braden Scale can predict both frailty and mortality risk in patients with decompensated cirrhosis. Our aim was to evaluate the association of Braden Scale score with short-term outcomes after liver transplantation (LT). We performed a retrospective cohort study of deceased-donor LT recipients at two centers, and categorized them according to the Braden Scale at hospital admission as low (>18), moderate (16-18), or high risk (<16) for pressure ulcer...
May 17, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510740/propofol-based-anaesthesia-versus-sevoflurane-based-anaesthesia-for-living-donor-kidney-transplantation-results-of-the-vapor-1-randomized-controlled-trial
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G J Nieuwenhuijs-Moeke, V B Nieuwenhuijs, M A J Seelen, S P Berger, M C van den Heuvel, J G M Burgerhof, P J Ottens, R J Ploeg, H G D Leuvenink, M M R F Struys
Background: Kidney transplantation is associated with harmful processes affecting the viability of the graft. One of these processes is associated with the phenomenon of ischaemia-reperfusion injury. Anaesthetic conditioning is a widely described strategy to attenuate ischaemia-reperfusion injury. We therefore conducted the Volatile Anaesthetic Protection of Renal Transplants-1 trial, a pilot project evaluating the influence of two anaesthetic regimens, propofol- vs sevoflurane-based anaesthesia, on biochemical and clinical outcomes in living donor kidney transplantation...
May 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510341/living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-patients-older-than-age-70-years-a-single-center-experience
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J H Kwon, Y I Yoon, G W Song, K H Kim, D B Moon, D H Jung, G C Park, E Y Tak, V A Kirchner, S G Lee
Over the past two decades, the age of liver transplantation (LT) recipients has been increasing. We reviewed our experience with LT for patients aged 70 years or older (range: 70-78) and investigated the feasibility of performing LT, especially living donor LT (LDLT), for older patients. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 25 patients (15 LDLT recipients, 10 DDLT recipients), aged 70 years or older who underwent LT from January 2000 to April 2016. Their perioperative morbidity rate was 28.0% and the in-hospital mortality rate was 16...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510335/proteoforms-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-as-novel-rejection-biomarkers-in-liver-transplant-recipients
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T K Toby, M Abecassis, K Kim, P M Thomas, R T Fellers, R D LeDuc, N L Kelleher, J Demetris, J Levitsky
Biomarker profiles of acute rejection in liver transplant recipients could enhance the diagnosis and management of recipients. Our aim was to identify diagnostic proteoform signatures of acute rejection in circulating immune cells, using an emergent "top down" proteomics methodology. We prepared differentially processed and cryopreserved cell lysates from 26 non-viral liver transplant recipients by molecular weight-based fractionation and analyzed them by mass spectrometry of whole proteins in three steps: 1) Nanocapillary liquid chromatography coupled with high-resolution tandem mass spectrometry; 2) database searching to identify and characterize intact proteoforms; 3) data processing through a hierarchical linear model matching the study design to quantify proteoform fold changes in patients with rejection vs...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503733/long-term-safety-from-transmission-of-porcine-endogenous-retrovirus-after-pig-to-non-human-primate-corneal-transplantation
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Hyuk Jin Choi, Jiyeon Kim, Jae Young Kim, Hyun Ju Lee, Won Ryang Wee, Mee Kum Kim, Eung Soo Hwang
BACKGROUND: The risk of xenozoonosis mainly by porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV) has been considered as one of the main hurdles in xenotransplantation and therefore should be elucidated prior to the clinical use of porcine corneal grafts. Accordingly, an investigation was performed to analyze the infectivity of PERVs from porcine keratocytes to human cells, and the long-term risk of transmission of PERVs was determined using pig-to-non-human primate (NHP) corneal transplantation models...
May 14, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499884/inhibition-of-ubiquitin-specific-protease-34-usp34-induces-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-promotes-stemness-in-mammary-epithelial-cells
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Eunhye Oh, Ji Young Kim, Daeil Sung, Youngkwan Cho, Nahyun Lee, Hyunsook An, Yoon-Jae Kim, Tae-Min Cho, Jae Hong Seo
Ubiquitin-specific protease 34 (USP34) is a deubiquitinating enzyme that regulates Axin stability and plays a critical role in Wnt/β-catenin signaling. We sought to investigate the role of USP34 on epithelial-mesenchymal (EMT) induction and its effects on mammary epithelial stem cells. USP34 expression levels were relatively lower in MDA-MB-231 and 4T1 mesenchymal-like cells when compared to epithelial-like cells. Inhibition of USP34 in NMuMG cells induced EMT, as evidenced by the upregulation of EMT markers including N-cadherin, phospho-Smad3, Snail and active-β-catenin, as well as the downregulation of Axin 1 and E-cadherin...
May 10, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491335/the-risk-of-acute-rejection-following-kidney-transplant-by-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d-status-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Deborah Zimmerman, Andrew A House, S Joseph Kim, Ronald A Booth, Tinghua Zhang, Tim Ramsay, Greg Knoll
BACKGROUND: Prediction of acute kidney transplant rejection remains imperfect despite several known risk factors. There is an increasing appreciation of the potential importance of the vitamin D pathway in immunological disease and transplantation. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D with acute rejection. DESIGN: This was a prospective cohort study. SETTING: Three academic adult kidney transplant programs in Ontario, Canada, were chosen...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490230/acceptability-of-in-utero-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-sickle-cell-disease
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Ryan M Antiel, Scott D Halpern, Evelyn M Stevens, Jesse D Vrecenak, Chavis A Patterson, Trudy Tchume-Johnson, Kim Smith-Whitley, William H Peranteau, Alan W Flake, Lamia P Barakat
BACKGROUND: In utero hematopoietic cell transplantation (IUHCT) has curative potential for sickle cell disease (SCD) but carries a risk of fetal demise. METHODS: We assessed the conditions under which parents of children with SCD and young adults with SCD would consider IUHCT in a future pregnancy, given a 5% fixed risk of fetal demise. Participants were randomized to consider a hypothetical cure rate (20%, 40%, or 70%). Subsequently, cure rate was either increased or decreased depending on the previous answer to reveal the lowest acceptable rate...
May 1, 2017: Medical Decision Making: An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489256/clinical-and-virologic-outcomes-in-high-risk-adult-ebv-mismatched-organ-transplant-recipients
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Deepali Kumar, Nikhil Patil, Shahid Husain, Cecilia Chaparro, Mamatha Bhat, S Joseph Kim, Atul Humar
EBV D+/R- organ transplant recipients are a high-risk group for developing PTLD. Little data are available for prevention in the adult EBV mismatched population. We conducted a retrospective study of EBV D+/R- organ transplants performed during 2002-2014. Of the 153 patients identified, 82.4% patients received antiviral prophylaxis with valganciclovir for a median of 4.5 months (range 0.8-22 months) and 36.6% underwent viral load monitoring in the first post-transplant year. EBV viremia developed in 67.2% monitored patients...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485086/uptake-of-cancer-screening-tests-among-recipients-of-solid-organ-transplantation
#18
S A Acuna, R Sutradhar, X Camacho, C Daly, M E Del Giudice, S J Kim, N N Baxter
Population-based cancer screening recommendations are also suggested for solid organ transplant recipients (SOTR); however, recommendation adherence is unknown. In a population-based cohort of SOTR in Ontario between 1997 and 2010, we determined the uptake of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening tests and identified factors associated with up-to-date screening using recurrent event analysis. We identified 4436 SOTR eligible for colorectal, 2252 for cervical, and 1551 for breast cancer screening...
May 9, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484270/risk-factors-for-pneumocystis-jirovecii-pneumonia-pjp-in-kidney-transplantation-recipients
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Su Hwan Lee, Kyu Ha Huh, Dong Jin Joo, Myoung Soo Kim, Soon Il Kim, Juhan Lee, Moo Suk Park, Young Sam Kim, Se Kyu Kim, Joon Chang, Yu Seun Kim, Song Yee Kim
Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) is a potentially life-threatening infection that occurs in immunocompromised patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate risk factors for PJP in kidney transplantation recipients. We conducted a retrospective analysis of patient data from 500 consecutive kidney transplants performed at Severance Hospital between April 2011 and April 2014. Eighteen kidney transplantation recipients (3.6%) were diagnosed with PJP. In the univariate analysis, acute graft rejection, CMV infection, use of medication for diabetes mellitus, and lowest lymphocyte count were associated with PJP...
May 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483678/inequity-in-organ-allocation-for-patients-awaiting-liver-transplantation-rationale-for-uncapping-the-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease
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Mitra K Nadim, Joseph DiNorcia, Lingyun Ji, Susan Groshen, Josh Levitsky, Randall S Sung, W Ray Kim, Kenneth Andreoni, David Mulligan, Yuri S Genyk
BACKGROUND: The goal of organ allocation is to distribute a scarce resource equitably to the sickest patients. In the United States, the Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) is used to allocate livers for transplantation. Patients with greater MELD scores have greater risk of death on the waitlist and are prioritized for liver transplant (LT). The MELD is capped at 40, however, and patients with calculated MELD scores >40 are not prioritized despite increased mortality. METHODS: Using United Network for Organ Sharing data, we identified patients listed for LT from February 2002 through December 2012...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
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