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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159992/clinical-and-histopathologic-features-of-antibody-mediated-rejection-among-pediatric-renal-transplant-recipients-with-preformed-vs-de-novo-donor-specific-antibodies
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Justin A Steggerda, Irene K Kim, Mark Haas, Xiaohai Zhang, Alexis Kang, Helen Pizzo, Elaine Kamil, Stanley Jordan, Dechu Puliyanda
Preformed and de novo donor specific antibodies (pDSA and dnDSA) are risk factors for ABMR. This study compares the effects of pDSA vs dnDSA in pediatric kidney transplant recipients. Sixteen pediatric patients with biopsy-proven ABMR were evaluated. Strong DSA (MFI >10 000) was recorded at transplant, rejection, and follow-up. DSAs with the highest MFI were termed iDSAs. Allograft biopsies were scored according to Banff 2013 criteria. Seven of 16 (44%) patients had pDSA at transplant; 9 (56%) developed dnDSA...
December 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154821/heterotaxy-syndrome-and-associated-arrhythmias-in-pediatric-patients
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Mary C Niu, Heather A Dickerson, Judson A Moore, Caridad de la Uz, Santiago O Valdés, Jeffrey J Kim, David E Bard, Shaine A Morris, Christina Y Miyake
BACKGROUND: Heterotaxy Syndrome (HS) is a rare disorder with complex anatomy involving misarrangements of the cardiac conduction system. Arrhythmias may be related to anatomic variations and contribute to morbidity. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the associations between arrhythmias, anatomy, and outcomes in a large HS cohort. METHODS: A single center retrospective review of patients diagnosed with HS ≤ 21 years of age was performed...
November 14, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150348/de-novo-head-and-neck-cancer-arising-in-solid-organ-transplantation-recipients-the-asan-medical-center-experience
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Marn Joon Park, Jong-Lyel Roh, Seung-Ho Choi, Soon Yuhl Nam, Sang Yoon Kim, Yoon Se Lee
OBJECTIVE: De novo cancers of head and neck area in solid organ transplantation recipients show standardized incidence ratio (SIR) of 3.8. Immunosuppression following transplantation is suggested to play as a crucial factor in pathogenesis of secondary malignancy. Prognosis of head and neck cancer arising in solid organ transplantation recipients is proven to have poor prognosis. The incidence, risk, prognosis, and survival of de novo malignancy of head and neck area in solid organ transplantation recipients in single-tertiary medical center followed up for 20 years...
November 14, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149959/urinary-tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinase-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-7-as-early-biomarkers-of-delayed-graft-function-after-kidney-transplantation
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J Yang, S Y Lim, M-G Kim, C-W Jung, W-Y Cho, S-K Jo
BACKGROUND: Recently, urinary tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2) and insulin-like growth factor-7 (IGFBP-7), markers for G1 cell cycle arrest, have been identified and validated in predicting the development of acute kidney injury in critically ill patients. It is unknown, however, whether these two biomarkers could predict the development of delayed graft function (DGF) after kidney transplantation (KT). METHODS: This is a single-center, prospective, observational study...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136088/abcd1-dysfunction-alters-white-matter-microvascular-perfusion
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Arne Lauer, Xiao Da, Mikkel Bo Hansen, Gregoire Boulouis, Yangming Ou, Xuezhu Cai, Afonso Liberato Celso Pedrotti, Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, Paul Caruso, Douglas L Hayden, Natalia Rost, Kim Mouridsen, Florian S Eichler, Bruce Rosen, Patricia L Musolino
Cerebral X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder caused by mutations in the ABCD1 gene, which lead to a rapidly progressive cerebral inflammatory demyelination in up to 60% of affected males. Selective brain endothelial dysfunction and increased permeability of the blood-brain barrier suggest that white matter microvascular dysfunction contributes to the conversion to cerebral disease. Applying a vascular model to conventional dynamic susceptibility contrast magnetic resonance perfusion imaging, we demonstrate that lack of ABCD1 function causes increased capillary flow heterogeneity in asymptomatic hemizygotes predominantly in the white matter regions and developmental stages with the highest probability for conversion to cerebral disease...
November 9, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135052/enhanced-effect-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-expressing-human-tnf-%C3%AE-r-fc-and-ho-1-gene-on-porcine-islet-xenotransplantation-in-humanized-mice
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Han-Sin Lee, Sanghyun Song, Du Yeon Shin, Geun-Soo Kim, Jong-Hyun Lee, Chan Woo Cho, Kyo Won Lee, Hyojun Park, Curie Ahn, Jaeseok Yang, Heung-Mo Yang, Jae Berm Park, Sung-Joo Kim
BACKGROUND: Porcine islet xenotransplantation is considered an attractive alternative treatment for type 1 diabetes mellitus. However, it is largely limited because of initial rejection due to Instant Blood-Mediated Inflammatory Reaction (IBMIR), oxidative stress, and inflammatory responses. Recently, soluble tumor necrosis factor-ɑ receptor type I (sTNF-αR) and heme oxygenase (HO)-1 genes (HO-1/sTNF-αR) have been shown to improve the viability and functionality of porcine islets after transplantation...
November 14, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132918/the-first-in-human-experience-with-a-minimally-invasive-ambulatory-counterpulsation-heart-assist-system-for-advanced-congestive-heart-failure
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Valluvan Jeevanandam, Tae Song, David Onsager, Takeyoshi Ota, Colleen Juricek LaBuhn, Thomas Lammy, Gabriel Sayer, Gene Kim, Sonna Patel-Raman, Nir Uriel
BACKGROUND: The intravascular ventricular assist system (iVAS) is a new, minimally invasive, ambulatory counterpulsation heart assist system delivered via the subclavian artery and powered by a portable driver. It is designed for recovery, bridge to transplantation (BTT) or for prolonging medical therapy. We report the first-in-human (FIH) experience with iVAS. METHODS: This is a prospective, non-randomized single arm, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved early feasibility trial in patients listed for cardiac transplantation...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132698/risk-factor-analysis-for-intraoperative-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-weaning-failure-after-lung-transplantation
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Kyoung Shik Narm, Seokkee Lee, Jee Won Suh, Anes Kim, Jin Gu Lee, Moo Suk Park, Song Yee Kim, Joo Han Song, Su Jin Jeong, Hyo Chae Paik
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been widely used for hemodynamic support during lung transplantation (LTx). We evaluated the risk factors associated with failure of weaning from ECMO in the operating room during LTx. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 74 consecutive patients who had undergone LTx from March 2013 to February 2016. Patients who underwent single LTx, multiorgan transplantation, and LTx for pulmonary hypertension were excluded...
November 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131413/the-effect-of-epitope-based-ligation-of-icam-1-on-survival-and-retransplantation-of-pig-islets-in-nonhuman-primates
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Jae-Il Lee, Jiyeon Kim, Yun-Jung Choi, Hi-Jung Park, Hye-Jin Park, Hae Joo Wi, Sunok Yoon, Jun-Seop Shin, Jin Kyun Park, Kyeong Cheon Jung, Eun Bong Lee, Hee Jung Kang, Eung Soo Hwang, Sang-Joon Kim, Chung-Gyu Park, Seong Hoe Park
BACKGROUND: Pig islet xenotransplantation is a promising alternative to allogeneic transplantation. However, the wide immunologic barrier between pigs and primates limits the long-term survival of the graft. MD-3, a novel monoclonal antibody (mAb) that recognizes a particular epitope of human ICAM-1, can render T cells tolerant to a xenograft by arresting dendritic cell maturation. We report the long-term survival of adult wild-type pig islets and successful retransplantation in nonhuman primates using a protocol comprising induction with MD-3 mAb and maintenance with anti-CD154 mAb and sirolimus...
November 12, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125895/impact-of-preserved-collateral-veins-on-small-for-size-grafts-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Seong Hoon Kim, Eung Chang Lee, Sang Jae Park
AIM: Graft size is a critical issue in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). We hypothesized that too much portal flow could possibly be diverted into pre-existing collateral veins, alleviating small-for-size syndrome (SFSS) in LDLT. This study evaluated the impact of the preserved collateral veins in the outcomes of LDLT using a small-for-size graft (SFSG). METHODS: For patient safety, a graft-to-recipient weight ratio (GRWR) < 0.8% was strictly confined to patients with collateral veins (group A), and the patient group was compared in a 1:3 ratio to a matched group of patients with GRWR ≥ 0...
November 10, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125676/decreasing-mortality-and-disease-severity-in-hepatitis-c-patients-awaiting-liver-transplantation-in-the-united-states
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Allison Kwong, W Ray Kim, Ajitha Mannalithara, Nae-Yun Heo, Prowpanga Udompap, Donghee Kim
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been the leading indication for liver transplantation (LT) in the United States. Since 2013, interferon-free antiviral therapy has led to sustained virologic response in many LT candidates. We compared the waitlist mortality of HCV patients with that of patients with other chronic liver diseases. METHODS: Data for primary LT candidates were obtained from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network database...
November 10, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125192/long-term-outcomes-among-2-year-survivors-of-autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-hodgkin-and-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Regina M Myers, Brian T Hill, Bronwen E Shaw, Soyoung Kim, Heather R Millard, Minoo Battiwalla, Navneet S Majhail, David Buchbinder, Hillard M Lazarus, Bipin N Savani, Mary E D Flowers, Anita D'Souza, Matthew J Ehrhardt, Amelia Langston, Jean A Yared, Robert J Hayashi, Andrew Daly, Richard F Olsson, Yoshihiro Inamoto, Adriana K Malone, Zachariah DeFilipp, Steven P Margossian, Anne B Warwick, Samantha Jaglowski, Amer Beitinjaneh, Henry Fung, Kimberly A Kasow, David I Marks, Jana Reynolds, Keith Stockerl-Goldstein, Baldeep Wirk, William A Wood, Mehdi Hamadani, Prakash Satwani
BACKGROUND: Autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (auto-HCT) is a standard therapy for relapsed classic Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL); however, long-term outcomes are not well described. METHODS: This study analyzed survival, nonrelapse mortality, late effects, and subsequent malignant neoplasms (SMNs) in 1617 patients who survived progression-free for ≥2 years after auto-HCT for cHL or DLBCL between 1990 and 2008. The median age at auto-HCT was 40 years; the median follow-up was 10...
November 10, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116679/functional-status-healthcare-utilization-and-the-costs-of-liver-transplantation
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Marina Serper, Therese Bittermann, Michael Rossi, David S Goldberg, Arwin M Thomasson, Kim M Olthoff, Abraham Shaked
The Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) score predicts higher transplant healthcare utilization and costs; however, the independent contribution of functional status towards costs is understudied. The study objective was to evaluate the association between functional status, as measured by Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS), and liver transplant (LT) costs in the first post-transplant year. In a cohort of 598 LT recipients from 7/1/2009-11/30/2014, multivariable models assessed associations between KPS and outcomes...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115076/current-status-and-future-of-lung-donation-in-korea
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Hye Ju Yeo, Seong Hoon Yoon, Seung Eun Lee, Doosoo Jeon, Yun Seong Kim, Woo Hyun Cho, Do Hyung Kim
Lung transplantation is the only effective treatment option for patients with end-stage lung disease. However, donor organ shortage makes timely transplant not possible for all patients, especially in Korea. We investigated the number and utilization of donor lungs by retrospectively reviewing all donor organs registered in the Korea Network for Organ Sharing database from March 2012 to March 2016. The donors were stratified into 4 groups by donor acceptability criteria. A total of 1,304 donors were included...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108331/the-role-of-frontline-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-primary-plasma-cell-leukemia-a-retrospective-multicenter-study-kmm160
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Sung-Hoon Jung, Je-Jung Lee, Kihyun Kim, Cheolwon Suh, Dok Hyun Yoon, Chang-Ki Min, Sang Kyun Sohn, Chul Won Choi, Ho Sup Lee, Hyo Jung Kim, Ho-Jin Shin, Soo-Mee Bang, Sung-Soo Yoon, Seong Kyu Park, Ho-Young Yhim, Min Kyoung Kim, Jae-Cheol Jo, Yeung-Chul Mun, Jae Hoon Lee, Jin Seok Kim
Primary plasma cell leukemia (pPCL) is a rare and aggressive plasma cell neoplasm, with rapidly progressing clinical course. We evaluated the treatment status and survival outcomes of 69 Korean patients with pPCL. Of them, 59 patients were treated; 15 (25.4%) were treated initially with novel agent-based regimens with upfront autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT), 7 (11.9%) with conventional chemotherapy with upfront ASCT, 21 (35.6%) with novel agent-based regimens only, and 16 (27.1%) were treated with conventional chemotherapy alone...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098551/ascites-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-identifies-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-and-predicts-mortality-in-hospitalized-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Giuseppe Cullaro, Grace Kim, Marcus R Pereira, Robert S Brown, Elizabeth C Verna
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a marker of both tissue injury and infection. Urine NGAL levels strongly predict acute kidney injury and mortality in patients with cirrhosis, but ascites NGAL is not well characterized. We hypothesized that ascites NGAL level is a marker of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) and mortality risk in patients with cirrhosis. METHODS: Hospitalized patients with cirrhosis and ascites undergoing diagnostic paracentesis were prospectively enrolled and followed until death or discharge...
December 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095903/association-between-the-pancreas-transplantation-and-survival-of-patients-with-diabetes-a-single-center-experience
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Ji Yoon Choi, Joo Hee Jung, Sung Shin, Young Hoon Kim, Duck Jong Han
Pancreas transplantation is considered a therapeutic option for patients with complicated diabetes mellitus. In this study, we compared survival rate between patients on the waiting list for pancreas transplant alone(PTA), simultaneous pancreas-kidney(SPK) transplant, and pancreas after kidney(PAK) transplant and transplant recipients. A total of 503 patients (PTA:n = 116; SPK:n = 303; PAK:n = 84) and 280 PT recipients (PTA:n = 89; SPK:n = 155; PAK:n = 36) were retrospectively analyzed at our center between February 2000 and December 2015; 11...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093653/comparison-of-the-commercial-quantiferon-cmv-and-overlapping-peptide-based-elispot-assays-for-predicting-cmv-infection-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Ji-Soo Kwon, Taeeun Kim, Sun-Mi Kim, Heungsup Sung, Sung Shin, Young Hoon Kim, Eui-Cheol Shin, Sung-Han Kim, Duck Jong Han
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is one of the most important opportunistic infections in transplant recipients. Tests for CMV-specific T cell responses have been proposed to change the current risk stratification strategy using CMV assays. We evaluated the usefulness of pre-transplant CMV-specific T cell assays in kidney transplant (KT) candidates for predicting the development of CMV infection after transplantation comparing the results of the overlapping peptides (OLPs)-based enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISPOT) assay and the commercial QuantiFERON-CMV assay...
October 2017: Immune Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090604/symptom-experience-self-care-adherence-and-quality-of-life-among-heart-transplant-recipients-in-south-korea
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Jisu Kim, Kyunghee Kim, Insil Jang
Among heart transplant recipients, the perceived quality of life (QOL) is a key indicator of successful transplantation. QOL is affected by posttransplant treatments, including immunosuppressive therapy or self-care. However, few studies have evaluated QOL after heart transplantation in South Korea. This study aimed to investigate posttransplant symptoms associated with immunosuppressant, self-care adherence, and QOL in 105 heart transplant recipients in South Korea. Educational status (β = -1.05, p = .013), symptoms (β = -3...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083320/pharmacological-inhibition-of-the-transcription-factor-pu-1-in-leukemia
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Iléana Antony-Debré, Ananya Paul, Joana Leite, Kelly Mitchell, Hye Mi Kim, Luis A Carvajal, Tihomira I Todorova, Kenneth Huang, Arvind Kumar, Abdelbasset A Farahat, Boris Bartholdy, Swathi-Rao Narayanagari, Jiahao Chen, Alberto Ambesi-Impiombato, Adolfo A Ferrando, Ioannis Mantzaris, Evripidis Gavathiotis, Amit Verma, Britta Will, David W Boykin, W David Wilson, Gregory Mk Poon, Ulrich Steidl
The transcription factor PU.1 is often impaired in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Here, we used AML cells that already had low PU.1 levels and further inhibited PU.1 using either RNA interference or, to our knowledge, first-in-class small-molecule inhibitors of PU.1 that we developed specifically to allosterically interfere with PU.1-chromatin binding through interaction with the DNA minor groove that flanks PU.1-binding motifs. These small molecules of the heterocyclic diamidine family disrupted the interaction of PU...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
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