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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342012/diffuse-chorioretinopathy-without-serous-detachment-associated-with-cardiac-transplantation
#1
Michael F Marmor
PURPOSE: To analyze an unusual case of widespread chorioretinopathy after cardiac transplantation for its potential etiology and clinical significance. METHODS: Clinical examinations included widefield and macular color and fundus autofluorescence photography, spectral domain optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography and indocyanine green angiography, full-field electroretinography, and Goldmann visual fields. PATIENT: A 44-year-old Hispanic woman was referred to rule out retinitis pigmentosa...
January 16, 2018: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341932/synthetic-extracellular-matrix-mimic-hydrogel-improves-efficacy-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-therapy-for-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
#2
Maria Chiara Ciuffreda, Giuseppe Malpasso, Cindy Chokoza, Deon Bezuidenhout, Kyle P Goetsch, Manuela Mura, Federica Pisano, Neil H Davies, Massimiliano Gnecchi
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) repair infarcted hearts mainly through paracrine mechanisms. Low cell engraftment limits the release of soluble paracrine factors (SF) over time and, consequently, MSC efficacy. We tested whether a synthetic extracellular matrix mimic, a hydrogel containing heparin (H-HG), could ameliorate MSC engraftment and binding/release of SF, thus improving MSC therapy efficacy. METHODS AND RESULTS: In vitro, rat bone-marrow MSC (rBM-MSC) were seeded and grown into H-HG...
January 13, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340730/age-dependent-association-between-pre-transplant-blood-transfusion-and-outcomes-of-pediatric-heart-transplantation
#3
C McKee, D Tumin, B R Alevriadou, K K Nicol, A R Yates, D Hayes, J D Tobias
Avoidance of red blood cell (RBC) transfusions in patients awaiting heart transplantation (HTx) has been suggested to minimize the risk of allosensitization. Although recent studies have suggested that an immature immune system in younger HTx recipients may reduce risks associated with RBC transfusion, the role of age in moderating the influence of transfusion on HTx outcomes remains unclear. We used available data from a national transplant registry to explore whether the association between pre-transplant transfusions and outcomes of pediatric HTx varies by patient age...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340545/effects-of-cold-ischemia-time-on-hepatic-allograft-function
#4
Alexandre Coutinho Teixeira de Freitas, Desirée de Marillac Nascimento de Matos, Jorge Amilton Tosato Milsted, Julio Cezar Uili Coelho
BACKGROUND: Cold ischemia time is related to success of liver transplantation. AIM: To compare the impact of cold ischemia time on allografts locally collected to those collected distantly. METHODS: Were evaluated 83 transplantations. The patients were divided in two groups: those who received liver grafts collected from cities out of Curitiba (n=42) and locally (n=41). From the donors were compared: cause of death, days at ICU, cardiac arrest, vasoactive drugs, lab exams, gender, age, and BMI...
October 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339198/cd90-cardiac-fibroblasts-reduce-fibrosis-of-acute-myocardial-injury-in-rats
#5
Yuqiao Chang, Cixia Li, Yangyang Jia, Peng Chen, Yonglong Guo, Airong Li, Zhikun Guo
OBJECTIVE: To explore the differentiation tendency of CD90+ cardiac fibroblast (CFs) into cardiomyogenic cells in vitro and repair functions in acute myocardial infarction rats. METHODS: CD90+ subpopulation was sorted from rat CFs by flow cytometry. 10 μmoL/L of 5-Azacytosine (5-aza) was used to induce differentiation of CFs into cardiomyogenic cells. An acute myocardial infarction model was prepared by ligation of the rat left anterior descending coronary artery...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338379/factors-affecting-survival-in-children-with-pericardial-effusion-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#6
Tang-Her Jaing, Shih-Hsiang Chen, Yu-Chuan Wen, Tsung-Yen Chang, Dai-Yun Tsai, Hung-Tao Chung, Pei-Kwei Tsay
The objective of this study was to determine the incidence, risk factors, outcome, and clinical significance of pericardial effusion (PE). We retrospectively analyzed outcomes of 272 pediatric patients undergoing their first hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) from 1998 to 2016. In total, 15% (3/20) and 5.9% (15/252) of autologous and allogeneic HSCT recipients, respectively, were identified with PE. However, there was no statistically significant difference in the incidence of PE between the 2 groups...
November 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337706/cholesterol-efflux-in-the-transplant-patient
#7
Sangita Sudharshan, Ali Javaheri
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cholesterol metabolism is increasingly recognized in inflammatory diseases including transplantation. This review discusses the mechanistic underpinnings that tie macrophage cholesterol efflux capacity (CEC) of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) to chronic rejection in transplanted patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Animal studies suggest that administration of apolipoprotein A-I, the main protein constituent of HDL, can prevent transplant arteriosclerosis...
January 13, 2018: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335797/high-intensity-aerobic-interval-training-can-lead-to-improvement-in-skeletal-muscle-power-among-in-hospital-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure
#8
Masanobu Taya, Eisuke Amiya, Masaru Hatano, Hisataka Maki, Daisuke Nitta, Akihito Saito, Masaki Tsuji, Yumiko Hosoya, Shun Minatsuki, Astuko Nakayama, Takayuki Fujiwara, Yuto Konishi, Kazuhiko Yokota, Masafumi Watanabe, Hiroyuki Morita, Nobuhiko Haga, Issei Komuro
This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of interval training during in-hospital treatment of patients with advanced heart failure. Twenty-four consecutive patients with advanced symptomatic heart failure who were referred for cardiac transplant evaluation were recruited. After performing aerobic exercise for approximate intensity, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) was performed. The protocol consisted of 3 or 4 sessions of 1-min high-intensity exercise aimed at 80% of peak VO2 or 80% heart rate reserve, followed by 4-min recovery periods of low intensity...
January 15, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334510/comparing-peri-operative-complications-of-paediatric-and-adult-anaesthesia-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-81%C3%A2-267-cases
#9
Andrie C Westerkamp, A Fred de Geus, Bouwe Molenbuur, Peter Meyer, J K Götz Wietasch, Michel M R F Struys, Herman G D Hendriks
BACKGROUND: Comparisons of peri-operative complications associated with paediatric (≤16 years) and adult anaesthesia are poorly available, especially in which cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and neurosurgery are involved. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the nature and incidence of peri-operative complications that might be due to anaesthesia and to identify independent risk factors for complications in children and adults, including those undergoing cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and neurosurgery...
January 13, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331339/cardiopulmonary-hemodynamics-and-c-reactive-protein-as-prognostic-indicators-in-compensated-and-decompensated-cirrhosis
#10
Laura Turco, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, Ilenia Magnani, Marcello Bianchini, Martina Costetti, Cristian Caporali, Stefano Colopi, Emilio Simonini, Nicola De Maria, Federico Banchelli, Rosario Rossi, Erica Villa, Filippo Schepis
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The main stages of cirrhosis (compensated and decompensated) have been substaged based on clinical, endoscopic, and portal pressure (determined by the hepatic venous pressure gradient, HVPG) features. Vasodilatation leading to a hyperdynamic circulatory state is central in the development of a late decompensated stage with inflammation being currently considered a key driver. We aimed to assess hepatic/systemic hemodynamics and inflammation (by C reactive protein, CRP) among the different substages of cirrhosis and to investigate their interrelationship and prognostic relevance...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331178/multiple-mechanical-support-modalities-and-cardiac-transplantation-in-a-young-child-with-corrected-transposition
#11
Ronald K Woods, Robert A Neibler, Steven J Kindel, Michael E Mitchell, James S Tweddell, Viktor Hraska
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December 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330935/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-in-a-young-adult-with-transplanted-heart-what-happened-to-denervation
#12
Marcello Chinali, Roberto Formigari, Giorgia Grutter
This manuscript describes the first report of takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a young heart transplant recipient following angry debate. Our patient is a 21-year-old woman with cardiac transplant performed owing to right ventricular failure in congenital heart disease. Positive echocardiography with typical asymmetry of regional function, positive enzymes, and negative biopsy and angiography met the criteria for the diagnosis of takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Patient was discharged after 1 week in good clinical conditions and fully recovered cardiac function...
January 13, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330335/fabry-disease-prevalence-of-affected-males-and-heterozygotes-with-pathogenic-gla-mutations-identified-by-screening-renal-cardiac-and-stroke-clinics-1995-2017
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Dana Doheny, Ram Srinivasan, Silvere Pagant, Brenden Chen, Makiko Yasuda, Robert J Desnick
BACKGROUND: Fabry Disease (FD), an X linked lysosomal storage disease due to pathogenic α-galactosidase A (GLA) mutations, results in two major subtypes, the early-onset Type 1 'Classic' and the Type 2 'Later-Onset' phenotypes. To identify previously unrecognised patients, investigators screened cardiac, renal and stroke clinics by enzyme assays. However, some screening studies did not perform confirmatory GLA mutation analyses, and many included recently recognised 'benign/likely-benign' variants, thereby inflating prevalence estimates...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329188/the-impact-of-combined-warm-ischemia-time-on-development-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-donation-after-circulatory-death-liver-transplantation-stay-within-the-golden-hour
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Marit Kalisvaart, Andrea Schlegel, Ilaria Umbro, Jubi E de Haan, Irene Scalera, Wojciech G Polak, Jan Nm IJzermans, Darius F Mirza, M Thamara Pr Perera, John I Isaac, James Ferguson, Anna Paola Mitterhofer, Jeroen de Jonge, Paolo Muiesan
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication after liver transplantation and more frequently observed when high-risk grafts, such as DCD grafts are used. Our aim was to investigate the impact of the ischemia periods on development of AKI in DCD liver transplantation. METHODS: We performed a 2-center retrospective study with 368 DCD graft-recipients. Donor warm ischemia time (DWIT) was divided into agonal phase (withdrawal of life-support - cardiac arrest) and asystolic phase (cardiac arrest - start cold perfusion)...
January 11, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325227/soluble-st2-in-end-stage-heart-failure-before-and-after-support-with-a-left-ventricular-assist-device
#15
C C S Tseng, M M H Huibers, L H Gaykema, E Siera-de Koning, F Z Ramjankhan, A S Maisel, N de Jonge
BACKGROUND: The interleukin-33 (IL-33)/supressor of tumorigenicity 2 (ST2) pathway is suggested to play an important role in fibrosis, remodeling and the progression of heart failure (HF). Increased soluble (sST2) levels are associated with adverse outcome in the average HF population. Less is known about sST2 levels in end-stage HF. Therefore, we studied sST2 levels in end-stage HF and the effect of unloading by left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support on sST2 levels. METHOD AND RESULTS: Serial plasma measurements of sST2 were performed pre-implantation and 1, 3 and 6 months after (LVAD) implantation in 38 patients...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324309/the-promising-future-of-ventricular-restraint-therapy-for-the-management-of-end-stage-heart-failure
#16
REVIEW
Muhammad Naveed, Imran Shair Mohammad, Li Xue, Sara Khan, Wang Gang, Yanfang Cao, Yijie Cheng, Xingxing Cui, Chen DingDing, Yu Feng, Wang Zhijie, Zhou Xiaohui
Complicated pathophysiological syndrome associated with irregular functioning of the heart leading to insufficient blood supply to the organs is linked to congestive heart failure (CHF) which is the leading cause of death in developed countries. Numerous factors can add to heart failure (HF) pathogenesis, including myocardial infarction (MI), genetic factors, coronary artery disease (CAD), ischemia or hypertension. Presently, most of the therapies against CHF cause modest symptom relief but incapable of giving significant recovery for long-term survival outcomes...
January 8, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321306/digitoxin-suppresses-human-cytomegalovirus-replication-via-na-k-atpase-%C3%AE-1-subunit-dependent-ampk-and-autophagy-activation
#17
Rupkatha Mukhopadhyay, Rajkumar Venkatadri, Jenny Katsnelson, Ravit Arav-Boger
Host-directed therapeutics for human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) requires elucidation of cellular mechanisms that inhibit HCMV. We report on a novel pathway used by cardiac glycosides to inhibit HCMV replication: induction of AMPK activity and autophagy flux through the Na+, K+/ATPase α1 subunit. Our data illustrate an intricate balance between autophagy regulators AMPK, mTOR and ULK1 during infection and treatment with the cardiac glycoside, digitoxin. Both infection and digitoxin induced AMPK phosphorylation, but ULK1 was differentially phosphorylated at unique sites leading to opposing effects on autophagy...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320747/identification-of-cardiomyocyte-fated-progenitors-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-marked-with-cd82
#18
Masafumi Takeda, Yasuharu Kanki, Hidetoshi Masumoto, Shunsuke Funakoshi, Takeshi Hatani, Hiroyuki Fukushima, Akashi Izumi-Taguchi, Yusuke Matsui, Teppei Shimamura, Yoshinori Yoshida, Jun K Yamashita
Here, we find that human-induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived cardiomyocyte (CM)-fated progenitors (CFPs) that express a tetraspanin family glycoprotein, CD82, almost exclusively differentiate into CMs both in vitro and in vivo. CD82 is transiently expressed in late-stage mesoderm cells during hiPSC differentiation. Purified CD82+ cells gave rise to CMs under nonspecific in vitro culture conditions with serum, as well as in vivo after transplantation to the subrenal space or injured hearts in mice, indicating that CD82 successfully marks CFPs...
January 9, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320567/myocardium-of-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-presents-altered-expression-of-genes-involved-in-thyroid-hormone-biosynthesis
#19
Carolina Gil-Cayuela, Ana Ortega, Estefanía Tarazón, Luis Martínez-Dolz, Juan Cinca, José Ramón González-Juanatey, Francisca Lago, Esther Roselló-Lletí, Miguel Rivera, Manuel Portolés
BACKGROUND: The association between dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and low thyroid hormone (TH) levels has been previously described. In these patients abnormal thyroid function is significantly related to impaired left ventricular (LV) function and increased risk of death. Although TH was originally thought to be produced exclusively by the thyroid gland, we recently reported TH biosynthesis in the human ischemic heart. OBJECTIVES: Based on these findings, we evaluated whether the genes required for TH production are also altered in patients with DCM...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319621/selective-cd28-inhibition-modulates-alloimmunity-and-cardiac-allograft-vasculopathy-in-anti-cd154-treated-monkeys
#20
Tianshu Zhang, Agnes M Azimzadeh, Wenji Sun, Natalie A O'Neill, Evelyn Sievert, Emily Bergbower, Gheorghe Braileanu, Lars Burdorf, Xiangfei Cheng, Thomas Monahan, Siamak Dahi, Donald Harris, Elana Rybak, Emily Welty, Anthony Kronfli, Chris Avon, Richard N Pierson
BACKGROUND: Selective CD28 inhibition is actively pursued as an alternative to B7 blockade using CTLA4-Ig based on the hypothesis that the checkpoint immune regulators CTLA-4 and PD-L1 will induce tolerogenic immune signals. We previously showed that blocking CD28 using a monovalent nonactivating reagent (single chain anti-CD28 Fv fragment linked to alpha-1 anti-trypsin: sc28AT) synergizes with calcineurin inhibitors in nonhuman primate (NHP) kidney and heart transplantation. Here, we explored the efficacy of combining a 3-week 'induction" sc28AT treatment with prolonged CD154 blockade...
January 10, 2018: Transplantation
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