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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238726/ex-vivo-lung-perfusion-a-key-tool-for-translational-science-in-the-lungs
#1
Shinya Tane, Kentaro Noda, Norihisa Shigemura
Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) promises to be a comprehensive platform for assessment, re-conditioning, and preservation for donor lungs and has been dramatically changing the face of clinical lung transplantation. Besides its increasing role in lung transplantation, EVLP has also been recognized as a useful tool for translational research involving the lungs. Based on recent remarkable evidence and experience using EVLP in lung transplantation, there is growing interest in and expectations for the use of EVLP beyond the field of lung transplantation...
February 23, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237697/heart-transplantation-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Lucile Houyel, Ngoc-Tram To-Dumortier, Yannick Lepers, Jérôme Petit, Régine Roussin, Mohamed Ly, Emmanuel Lebret, Elie Fadel, Jürgen Hörer, Sébastien Hascoët
With the advances in congenital cardiac surgery and postoperative care, an increasing number of children with complex congenital heart disease now reach adulthood. There are already more adults than children living with a congenital heart defect, including patients with complex congenital heart defects. Among these adults with congenital heart disease, a significant number will develop ventricular dysfunction over time. Heart failure accounts for 26-42% of deaths in adults with congenital heart defects. Heart transplantation, or heart-lung transplantation in Eisenmenger syndrome, then becomes the ultimate therapeutic possibility for these patients...
February 22, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236021/high-incidence-of-cardiac-dysfunction-and-response-to-antiviral-treatment-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#3
Wolfgang Poller, Ziya Kaya, Marion Muche, Mario Kasner, Carsten Skurk, Kai Kappert, Rudolf Tauber, Felicitas Escher, Heinz-Peter Schultheiss, Hans-Jörg Epple, Ulf Landmesser
AIMS: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has been associated with cardiomyopathies. Former anti-HCV therapies employing interferon could have serious side effects in patients with advanced heart failure since interferon may adversely impact upon cardiac function. We, therefore, examined whether the novel, interferon-free and highly virus-selective anti-HCV combination therapy might be applicable even in advanced or end-stage heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a retrospective series of HCV-positive patients admitted to our institution with suspected cardiac disease, coronary, valvular or hypertensive heart disease was diagnosed in 70/146 (47...
February 24, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231567/innate-lung-defense-during-invasive-aspergillosis-new-mechanisms
#4
Jaleesa M Garth, Chad Steele
Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is one of the most difficult to treat and, consequently, one of the most lethal fungal infections known to man. Continued use of immunosuppressive agents during chemotherapy and organ transplantation often leads to the development of neutropenia, the primary risk factor for IA. However, IA is also becoming more appreciated in chronic diseases associated with corticosteroid therapy. The innate immune response to Aspergillus fumigatus, the primary agent in IA, plays a pivotal role in the recognition and elimination of organisms from the pulmonary system...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221190/pulmonary-perfusion-changes-following-single-lung-transplantation
#5
Joby Tsai, Steven P Rowe, Lilja B Solnes, Roberto A Salas Fragomeni
Following single-lung transplantation (SLT), there is significant redistribution of flow preferentially to the transplanted lung. Altered lung perfusion leads to unusual results when performing pulmonary scintigraphy, which could result in interpretation errors. We present pulmonary scintigraphy images from a 67-year-old female patient with history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that were obtained before SLT, 10 days after SLT, and 3 months after SLT.
February 17, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219601/syndrome-of-inappropriate-anti-diuretic-hormone-secretion-secondary-to-strongyloides-stercoralis-infection-in-an-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplant-patient-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
M Khushman, M I Morris, L Diaz, M Goodman, D Pereira, K Fuller, M Garcia-Buitrago, B Moshiree, S Zelaya, A Nayer, C L Benjamin, K V Komanduri
Syndrome of inappropriate anti-diuretic hormone (SIADH) has been reported to be associated with systemic Strongyloides stercoralis. Here, we report a case of a stem cell transplant (SCT) recipient who developed severe SIADH secondary to systemic S Stercoralis. The SIADH resolved quickly after treating the systemic S Stercoralis with ivermectin. A systematic review of the literature was performed by PubMed, Scopus, and Cochrane database search. Only eight cases of S Stercoralis in allogeneic SCT recipients have been previously reported...
March 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219595/comparison-of-post-liver-transplantation-outcomes-in-portopulmonary-hypertension-and-pulmonary-venous-hypertension-a-single-center-experience
#7
P Rajaram, A Parekh, M Fisher, J Kempker, R Subramanian
BACKGROUND: In potential liver transplant candidates, pulmonary vascular diseases, including portopulmonary hypertension (PoPH) and pulmonary venous hypertension (PVH), can be associated with high morbidity and mortality. Although there are clear guidelines regarding management and transplant listing criteria for patients with PoPH, the listing criteria for PVH are not well defined. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe and compare the perioperative and postoperative morbidity and mortality associated with PoPH and PVH in patients undergoing liver transplantation...
March 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219570/living-donor-lung-transplantation-after-bone-marrow-transplantation-for-chediak-higashi-syndrome
#8
Tetsu Yamada, Toyofumi F Chen-Yoshikawa, Shigeharu Oh, Rieko Ito-Taniguchi, Fumiaki Gochi, Masaaki Sato, Akihiro Aoyama, Hiroshi Date
An 8-year-old girl with Chediak-Higashi syndrome (CHS) had pulmonary complications after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and eventually underwent single living-donor lobar lung transplantation (LDLLT). Electron micrographic findings showed vagus nerve tissue in extracted lung having granular inclusions, which are pathognomonic for CHS. Because her mother was the donor for both hematopoietic stem cell and lung transplantations, she was weaned from immunosuppression and is doing well 3 years after lung transplantation...
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218980/microbiologic-yield-of-bronchoalveolar-lavage-specimens-from-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
#9
Kenneth K Sakata, Christine L Klassen, Kathryn B Bollin, Thomas E Grys, James L Slack, Lewis J Wesselius, Holenarasipur R Vikram
PURPOSE: Stem cell transplant (SCT) recipients commonly undergo bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) collection as an infectious pulmonary work-up. Previous studies report the utility and overall diagnostic yield of fiberoptic bronchoscopy with BAL in this vulnerable population, though none focused purely on microbiologic yield or made comparisons with less invasive means of pathogen detection. We sought to determine and elaborate on the microbiologic yield of BAL in SCT recipients, assess a correlation between BAL studies and less invasive means of pathogen detection, and assess the utility of repeating a BAL within 30 days...
February 20, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216546/bach2-controls-homeostasis-of-eosinophils-by-restricting-the-type-2-helper-function-of-t-cells
#10
Yuki Sato, Hiroki Kato, Risa Ebina-Shibuya, Ari Itoh-Nakadai, Ryuhei Okuyama, Kazuhiko Igarashi
Bach2 is a transcription factor which represses its target genes and plays important roles in the differentiation of B and T lymphoid cells. Bach2-deficient (KO) mice develop severe pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, which is associated with increased numbers of granulocytes and T cells. Bach2 is essential for the regulation of T cells, but its role in the regulation of granulocytes is not clear. Here, we observed increased numbers of eosinophils but not neutrophils in the bone marrow, spleen, peripheral blood, and bronchoalveolar lavage fluids of Bach2 KO mice compared with those of wild-type (WT) mice...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215519/repeatability-of-computerized-tomography-based-anthropomorphic-measurements-of-frailty-in-patients-with-pulmonary-fibrosis-undergoing-lung-transplantation
#11
Taylor McClellan, Brian C Allen, Matthew Kappus, Lubna Bhatti, Randa A Dafalla, Laurie D Snyder, Mustafa R Bashir
PURPOSE: To determine interreader and intrareader repeatability and correlations among measurements of computerized tomography-based anthropomorphic measurements in patients with pulmonary fibrosis undergoing lung transplantation. METHODS: This was an institutional review board-approved, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant retrospective study of 23 randomly selected subjects (19 male and 4 female; median age = 69 years; range: 66-77 years) with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis undergoing pulmonary transplantation, who had also undergone preoperative thoracoabdominal computerized tomography...
December 29, 2016: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213689/serious-fungal-infections-in-egypt
#12
S M Zaki, D W Denning
We aimed to estimate the burden of serious fungal infections in Egypt, currently unknown, based on the size of the populations at risk and available epidemiological data. Data were obtained from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and published reports with clearcut denominators. When no data existed, risk populations were used to estimate frequencies of fungal infections, using previously described methodology. The population of Egypt in 2011 was ∼82,500,000; 31% children, and 8% women >60 years of age...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212205/spontaneous-breathing-during-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-acute-respiratory-failure
#13
Stefania Crotti, Nicola Bottino, Giulia Maria Ruggeri, Elena Spinelli, Daniela Tubiolo, Alfredo Lissoni, Alessandro Protti, Luciano Gattinoni
BACKGROUND: We evaluate the clinical feasibility of spontaneous breathing on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and the interactions between artificial and native lungs in patients bridged to lung transplant or with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or acute respiratory distress syndrome. METHODS: The clinical course of a total of 48 patients was analyzed. Twenty-three of 48 patients were enrolled in the prospective study (nine bridged to lung transplant, six COPD, and eight acute respiratory distress syndrome)...
February 17, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207639/predictors-of-waitlist-mortality-in-portopulmonary-hypertension
#14
Hilary M DuBrock, David S Goldberg, Norman L Sussman, Sonja D Bartolome, Zakiyah Kadry, Reena J Salgia, David C Mulligan, Walter K Kremers, Steven M Kawut, Michael J Krowka, Richard N Channick
BACKGROUND: The current Organ Procurement Transplantation Network (OPTN) policy grants Model for End Stage Liver Disease (MELD) exception points to patients with portopulmonary hypertension (POPH), but potentially important factors, such as severity of liver disease and pulmonary hypertension, are not included in the exception score, and may affect survival. The purpose of this study was to identify significant predictors of waitlist mortality in patients with POPH. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients in the OPTN database with hemodynamics consistent with POPH [defined as mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP) >25mmHg and pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) ≥240 dynes-s-cm] who were approved for a POPH MELD exception between 2006 and 2014...
February 15, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203420/the-diagnostic-yield-and-complications-of-open-lung-biopsies-in-kidney-transplant-patients-with-pulmonary-disease
#15
Daniere Yurie Vieira Tomotani, Antônio Tonete Bafi, Eduardo Souza Pacheco, Tainá Veras de Sandes-Freitas, Laila Almeida Viana, Edgar Porto de Oliveira Pontes, Nikkei Tamura, Hélio Tedesco-Silva, Flavia Ribeiro Machado, Flávio Geraldo Rezende Freitas
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of open lung biopsy (OLB) in determining the specific diagnosis and the related complications in patients with undiagnosed diffuse pulmonary infiltrates. METHODS: This single center, retrospective study included adult kidney transplant patients who underwent OLB. The patients had diffuse pulmonary infiltrates without definitive diagnoses and failed to respond to empiric antibiotic treatment. We analyzed the number of specific diagnoses, changes in treatment and the occurrence of complications in these patients...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202855/early-and-late-atrial-arrhythmias-after-lung-transplantation%C3%A3-incidence-predictive-factors-and-impact-on-mortality
#16
Laurence Jesel, Jérémie Barraud, Han S Lim, Halim Marzak, Nathan Messas, Sandrine Hirschi, Nicola Santelmo, Anne Olland, Pierre Emmanuel Falcoz, Gilbert Massard, Michel Kindo, Patrick Ohlmann, Michel Chauvin, Olivier Morel, Romain Kessler
BACKGROUND: Atrial arrhythmias (AAs) are frequent after lung transplantation (LT) and late postoperatively. Several predictive factors of early postoperative AAs after LT have been identified but those of late AAs remain unknown. Whether AA after LT affects mortality is still being debated. This study assessed in a large cohort of LT patients the incidence of AAs early and late after surgery, their predictive factors and their effect on mortality.Methods and Results:We studied 271 consecutive LT patients over 9 years...
February 15, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198688/cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-a-contemporary-and-versatile-clinical-tool
#17
REVIEW
Kenneth Leclerc
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) helps in detecting disorders of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and skeletal muscle systems. It has a class I (indicated) recommendation from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association for evaluating exertional dyspnea of uncertain cause and for evaluating cardiac patients being considered for heart transplant. Advances in hardware and software and ease of use have brought its application into the clinical arena to the point that providers should become familiar with it and consider it earlier in the evaluation of their patients...
February 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197291/postoperative-right-ventricular-failure-in-cardiac-surgery
#18
REVIEW
Victor H Nieto Estrada, Daniel L Molano Franco, Albert A Valencia Moreno, Jose A Rojas Gambasica, Cristian C Cortes Nunez
Two cases of patients that developed right ventricular failure (RVF) after cardiac valve surgery are presented with a narrative revision of the literature. RVF involves a great challenge due to the severity of this condition; it has a low incidence among non-congenital cardiac surgery patients, is more likely associated with cardiovascular and pulmonary complications related to cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), and is a cause of acute graft failure and of a higher early mortality in cardiac transplant. The morphologic and hemodynamic characteristics of the right ventricle and some specific factors that breed pulmonary hypertension after cardiac surgery are in favor of the onset of RVF...
December 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194062/performance-of-galactomannan-antigen-beta-d-glucan-and-aspergillus-lateral-flow-device-for-the-diagnosis-of-invasive-aspergillosis
#19
Gökhan Metan, Muzaffer Keklik, Gökçen Dinç, Çiğdem Pala, Afra Yıldırım, Berkay Saraymen, Mustafa Yavuz Köker, Leylagül Kaynar, Bülent Eser, Mustafa Çetin
Aspergillus lateral-flow device (LFD) was recently introduced as a practical tool for the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis (IA). We investigated the performance of Aspergillus-LFD as a point-of-care test for the diagnosis of IA. Serum samples were collected twice weekly from patients who received intensive chemotherapy for acute leukemia, or recepients of allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Aspergillus galactomannan (GM) antigen, 1,3-beta-d-glucan and Aspergillus-LFD tests were carried out according to manufacturers' recommendations...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191779/development-of-a-three-dimensional-bioengineering-technology-to-generate-lung-tissue-for-personalized-disease-modeling
#20
Dan C Wilkinson, Jackelyn A Alva-Ornelas, Jennifer M S Sucre, Preethi Vijayaraj, Abdo Durra, Wade Richardson, Steven J Jonas, Manash K Paul, Saravanan Karumbayaram, Bruce Dunn, Brigitte N Gomperts
Stem cell technologies, especially patient-specific, induced stem cell pluripotency and directed differentiation, hold great promise for changing the landscape of medical therapies. Proper exploitation of these methods may lead to personalized organ transplants, but to regenerate organs, it is necessary to develop methods for assembling differentiated cells into functional, organ-level tissues. The generation of three-dimensional human tissue models also holds potential for medical advances in disease modeling, as full organ functionality may not be necessary to recapitulate disease pathophysiology...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
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