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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679771/extracorporeal-photopheresis-improves-survival-in-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-patients-with-bronchiolitis-obliterans-syndrome-without-significantly-impacting-measured-pulmonary-functions
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Mehrdad Hefazi, Kimberly J Langer, Nandita Khera, Jill Adamski, Vivek Roy, Jeffrey L Winters, Dennis A Gastineau, Eapen K Jacob, Justin D Kreuter, Manish J Gandhi, William J Hogan, Mark R Litzow, Shahrukh K Hashmi, Hemang Yadav, Vivek N Iyer, J P Scott, Mark E Wylam, Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba, Mrinal M Patnaik
We carried out the first matched retrospective cohort study aimed at studying the safety and efficacy of extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) for bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Medical records of 1325 consecutive adult patients who underwent HCT between 2005 and 2015 were reviewed. Seventy-four patients (median age, 51 years) with a diagnosis of BOS were included in the study. After propensity-score matching for BOS severity, 26 patients who underwent ≥3 months of ECP were matched to 26 non-ECP-treated patients, who were assigned an index date corresponding to the ECP start date for their matched pairs...
April 18, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678608/clinical-and-hemodynamic-effects-of-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-therapy-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients-with-cardiogenic-shock
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Justin A Fried, Abhinav Nair, Koji Takeda, Kevin Clerkin, Veli K Topkara, Amirali Masoumi, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Hiroo Takayama, Yoshifumi Naka, Daniel Burkhoff, Ajay Kirtane, S M Dimitrios Karmpaliotis, Jeffrey Moses, Paolo C Colombo, A Reshad Garan
BACKGROUND: The role of the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) in acute decompensated heart failure (HF) with cardiogenic shock (CS) is largely undefined. In this study we sought to assess the hemodynamic and clinical response to IABP in chronic HF patients with CS and identify predictors of response to this device. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients undergoing IABP implantation from 2011 to 2016 at our institution to identify chronic HF patients with acute decompensation and CS (cardiac index <2...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678267/comparison-of-recipient-outcomes-after-kidney-transplantation-in-house-versus-imported-deceased-donors
#3
S Y Lim, J G Gwon, M G Kim, C W Jung
BACKGROUND: Increased cold ischemia time in cadaveric kidney transplants has been associated with a high rate of delayed graft function (DGF), and even with graft survival. Kidney transplantation using in-house donors reduces cold preservation time. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes after transplantation in house and externally. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of donors and recipients of 135 deceased-donor kidney transplantations performed in our center from March 2009 to March 2016...
April 17, 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677915/xploit-an-ontology-based-data-integration-platform-supporting-the-development-of-predictive-models-for-personalized-medicine
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Gabriele Weiler, Ulf Schwarz, Jochen Rauch, Kerstin Rohm, Thorsten Lehr, Stefan Theobald, Stephan Kiefer, Katharina Götz, Katharina Och, Nico Pfeifer, Lisa Handl, Sigrun Smola, Matthias Ihle, Amin T Turki, Dietrich W Beelen, Jürgen Rissland, Jörg Bittenbring, Norbert Graf
Predictive models can support physicians to tailor interventions and treatments to their individual patients based on their predicted response and risk of disease and help in this way to put personalized medicine into practice. In allogeneic stem cell transplantation risk assessment is to be enhanced in order to respond to emerging viral infections and transplantation reactions. However, to develop predictive models it is necessary to harmonize and integrate high amounts of heterogeneous medical data that is stored in different health information systems...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677072/state-of-the-art-role-of-the-dendritic-cell-in-induction-of-allograft-tolerance
#5
Sarah J Rosen, Paul E Harris, Mark A Hardy
Despite decades of research, the induction and maintenance of long-term allograft tolerance without immunosuppression remains an elusive goal in the field of solid organ and cell transplantation. Immunosuppressive medications frequently prevent or minimize acute cellular rejection but have failed to halt anti-donor antibody production and chronic organ rejection. Past efforts aimed at promoting lasting allograft tolerance have focused primarily on peripheral T cell depletion, augmentation of regulatory T cells, or induction via simultaneous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and facilitation of donor chimerism...
April 19, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676590/emphysema-management-from-investigational-endobronchial-coils-to-lung-transplantation
#6
Harpreet Singh Grewal, Atul C Mehta
This brief imaging case report highlights a successful bridge to lung transplantation after endobronchial coil assisted lung volume reduction procedure. Our patient was a 64-year-old male with severe emphysema (FEV1:19%, RV: 289%, TLC: 143%), on maximum medical regimen who was enrolled into the Lung Volume Reduction Coil Treatment (RENEW) Study. He underwent bilateral endobronchial coil placement in a two-step procedure, with an immediate improvement in symptoms and pulmonary function testing (FEV1:21%, RV: 254%, TLC: 138%)...
April 20, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675919/therapy-and-outcome-of-staphylococcus-aureus-infections-of-intracorporeal-ventricular-assist-devices
#7
Miquel B Ekkelenkamp, Mats T Vervoorn, Jumamurat R Bayjanov, Ad C Fluit, Barry J Benaissa-Trouw, Faiz Z Ramjankhan
Infection of the driveline or pump pocket is a common complication in patients with ventricular assist devices (VADs) and Staphylococcus aureus is the main pathogen causing such infections. Limited evidence is currently available to guide the choice of antibiotic therapy and the duration of treatment in these patients. Patients at the University Medical Center Utrecht who developed a VAD-related S. aureus infection between 2007 and 2016 were retrospectively assessed. Blood culture isolates were typed by whole genome sequencing to differentiate between relapses and reinfections, and to determine whether antibiotic therapy had led to acquisition of resistance mutations...
April 19, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675064/resolution-of-refractory-hepatic-hydrothorax-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-cirrhosis-after-treatment-with-direct-acting-antiviral-agents
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Maged H Hussein, Musthafa Chalikandy Peedikayil, Zamir Ahmed Zamir, Abdulrahman Alfadda
Hepatic hydrothorax (HH) is a transudative pleural effusion that complicates advanced liver cirrhosis. Cases refractory to medical treatment in the form of salt restriction and diuretics are labeled refractory hepatic hydrothorax (RHH) and may require transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPSS) or even liver transplantation. Renal impairment is common in advanced liver disease, worsens its prognosis, and makes the management of HH more challenging. Successful antiviral therapy reduces some of the complications of cirrhosis secondary to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection...
April 2018: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673076/suppressed-calcineurin-dependent-gene-expression-identifies-lung-allograft-recipients-at-increased-risk-of-infection
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John R Greenland, Tiffany Chong, Angelia S Wang, Emily Martinez, Pavan Shrestha, Jasleen Kukreja, Steven R Hays, Jeffrey A Golden, Jonathan P Singer, Qizhi Tang
Lung transplant immunosuppression regimens generally include the calcineurin inhibitor tacrolimus. We hypothesized that mean residual expression (MRE) of calcineurin-dependent genes assesses rejection and infection risk better than tacrolimus trough. We prospectively followed 44 lung allograft recipients 2 to 18 months post-transplant and measured changes in whole blood IL-2, interferon-γ, and GM-CSF gene expression following a tacrolimus dose. Post-transplant duration, immunosuppressive medication levels, and bronchoscopic rejection and infection assessments were compared with MRE using generalized-estimating equation-adjusted models...
April 19, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673066/total-pancreaticoduodenectomy-with-autologous-islet-transplantation-fourteen-years-after-liver-contained-composite-visceral-transplantation
#10
Ahmed Nassar, Cristiano Quintini, Guilherme Costa, Elizabeth Lennon, Rita Bottino, Betul Hatipoglu, Koji Hashimoto, Masato Fujiki, Fouad Kandeel, R Matthew Walsh, Kareem Abu-Elmagd
Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a severely disabling disorder with potential detrimental effects on quality of life, gut function, and glucose homeostasis. Disease progression often results in irreversible morphological and functional abnormalities with development of chronic pain, mechanical obstruction, and pancreatic insufficiency. Along with comprehensive medical management, the concept of total pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation (TP-AIT) was introduced forty years ago for patients with intractable pain and preserved beta-cell function...
April 19, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670765/mending-a-broken-heart-treatment-of-stress-induced-heart-failure-after-solid-organ-transplantation
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REVIEW
N Thao Galván, Kayla Kumm, Michael Kueht, Cindy P Ha, Dor Yoeli, Ronald T Cotton, Abbas Rana, Christine A O'Mahony, Glenn Halff, John A Goss
Stress-induced heart failure, also known as Broken Heart Syndrome or Takotsubo Syndrome, is a phenomenon characterized as rare but well described in the literature, with increasing incidence. While more commonly associated with postmenopausal women with psychiatric disorders, this entity is found in the postoperative patient. The nonischemic cardiogenic shock manifests as biventricular failure with significant decreases in ejection fraction and cardiac function. In a review of over 3000 kidney and liver transplantations over the course of 17 years within two transplant centers, we describe a series of 7 patients with Takotsubo Syndrome after solid organ transplantation...
2018: Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670622/immune-reconstitution-after-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-crohn-s-disease-current-status-and-future-directions-a-review-on-behalf-of-the-ebmt-autoimmune-diseases-working-party-and-the-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-refractory
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REVIEW
Alan Graham Pockley, James O Lindsay, Gemma A Foulds, Sergio Rutella, John G Gribben, Tobias Alexander, John A Snowden
Patients with treatment refractory Crohn's disease (CD) suffer debilitating symptoms, poor quality of life, and reduced work productivity. Surgery to resect inflamed and fibrotic intestine may mandate creation of a stoma and is often declined by patients. Such patients continue to be exposed to medical therapy that is ineffective, often expensive and still associated with a burden of adverse effects. Over the last two decades, autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HSCT) has emerged as a promising treatment option for patients with severe autoimmune diseases (ADs)...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669332/paritaprevir-ritonavir-ombitasvir-plus-dasabuvir-regimen-in-the-treatment-of-genotype-1-chronic-hepatitis-c-infection-in-patients-with-severe-renal-impairment-and-end-stage-renal-disease-a-real-life-cohort
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Jan Sperl, Miluse Kreidlova, Dusan Merta, Klara Chmelova, Renata Senkerikova, Sona Frankova
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Chronic hepatitis C (HCV) virus infection reactivates under immunosuppressive drugs and therefore has a negative impact on long-term survival of kidney transplant recipients. Treatment-induced clearance of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in kidney transplant candidates prevents virus reactivation after transplantation. Paritaprevir/Ritonavir/Ombitasvir with Dasabuvir (PrOD) represents a highly effective treatment regimen for HCV genotype 1 (GT1), also suitable for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD)...
April 13, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669037/coccidioidomycosis-in-selected-immunosuppressed-hosts
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Janis E Blair, Neil M Ampel, Susan E Hoover
After contracting coccidioidomycosis, persons with impaired cellular immunity are more likely than healthy persons to have severe infection, disseminated infection, and higher mortality rates. In this brief review, we summarize the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of coccidioidomycosis in persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), recipients of solid organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplants, and recipients of biologic response modifiers. Among individuals infected with HIV, a diagnosis of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and a CD4 T-lymphocyte count <250 cells/μl were associated with more severe coccidioidomycosis, whereas less severe disease occurred among those with undetectable HIV-RNA and higher CD4 T-lymphocyte counts, indicating that controlled HIV viremia and improved cellular immune status are important in limiting disease...
April 13, 2018: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668568/transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-insertion-for-the-management-of-portal-hypertension-in-children
#15
Lauren Johansen, Patrick McKiernan, Khalid Sharif, Simon McGuirk
OBJECTIVES: To describe our 20-year experience with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPSS) procedures for children with resistant portal hypertension (PHTN). METHODS: Retrospective review of all children that had a TIPSS performed at Birmingham Children's Hospital from 1 January 1995 - 1 January 2015. RESULTS: 40 children underwent 42 attempted TIPSS for resistant PHTN with recurrent variceal bleeding (n = 35), refractory ascites (n = 4), and hypersplenism (n = 1)...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668027/heart-transplant-in-children-what-a-primary-care-provider-needs-to-know
#16
Swati Sehgal, Emily Shea, Lauren Kelm, Deepak Kamat
Heart transplantation is offered to children with heart failure that is not amenable to medical or surgical therapy. Indications for heart transplant include unrepairable congenital heart disease, failed palliation of congenital heart disease, and cardiomyopathies. There has been tremendous progress in this field since the first heart transplant was performed in 1967. Each year, approximately 500 pediatric heart transplants take place worldwide. Pediatric heart transplant survivors are living longer with their initial transplant...
April 1, 2018: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666073/ventricular-assist-device-utilization-in-heart-transplant-candidates-nationwide-variability-and-impact-on-waitlist-outcomes
#17
Lauren K Truby, A Reshad Garan, Raymond C Givens, Koji Takeda, Hiroo Takayama, Pauline N Trinh, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Maryjane A Farr, Yoshifumi Naka, Paolo C Colombo, Veli K Topkara
BACKGROUND: Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs) have become a standard treatment choice in advanced heart failure patients. We hypothesized that practice patterns with regards to CF-LVAD utilization vary significantly among transplant centers and impact waitlist outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: The United Network for Organ Sharing registry was queried to identify adult patients who were waitlisted for heart transplantation (HT) between 2008 and 2015...
April 2018: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665076/life-threatening-or-nearly-life-threatening-complications-in-living-liver-donors
#18
Asim Onur, Sami Akbulut, Abuzer Dirican, Burak Isik, Sezai Yilmaz
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between a transplant center's experience and life-threatening or nearly life-threatening complications during living donor hepatectomy (LDH). METHODS: The medical records of 1140 patients who underwent LDH were analyzed. In order to determine the relationship between life-threatening complications and a transplant center's experience, the following comparisons between LDH cases were done: first 100 vs subsequent 100; first 100 vs subsequent 1040; first 200 vs subsequent 940; right hepatectomy vs left hepatectomy, and first 5 years of experience vs subsequent 5 years...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665073/suicidal-ideation-in-lung-transplant-recipients-a-case-series
#19
Lauren Z Rynar, Mekhala S Merchant, Daniel F Dilling
BACKGROUND: Suicidality, a term referring to suicidal ideation and/or suicide attempts, has been understudied in lung transplant recipients, despite the well-documented period of high-stress following transplantation. Understanding the full clinical picture of psychiatric morbidity before and after lung transplant is vital to supporting survival. METHODS: Suicidality among lung transplant recipients was examined through case studies of five lung transplant recipients at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, IL...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664655/short-term-assessment-of-hsct-effects-on-the-hypothalamus-pituitary-axis-in-pediatric-thalassemic-patients
#20
Amir Ali Hamidieh, Fariba Mohseni, Maryam Behfar, Zohreh Hamidi, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Mohamad Pajouhi, Bagher Larijani, Mohammad-Reza Mohajeri-Tehrani, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh
BACKGROUND: Beta thalassemia major (BTM) and its treatment by hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) may have deleterious effects on the endocrine systems. We assessed endocrine complications of HSCT in pediatric patients for 3 months. METHODS: In 20 (6 female) pediatric major thalassemic patients (mean age of 10.8 ± 3.9 years old), prolactin, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), T4, T3, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), IGF-1, testosterone (in males) or estradiol (in females) were measured as a batch at the Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center (EMRC) of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) laboratories before HSCT and 1 and 3 months afterwards...
February 1, 2018: Archives of Iranian Medicine
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