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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822713/incidence-of-cross-infection-in-liver-transplant-patients-risk-factors-and-role-of-nursinge
#1
M Carmen Cierco Garrido, Raquel García Muñoz, Immaculada Pérez Castro, Miquel Sanz Moncusi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and risk factors of infection in liver transplant recipients immediately post-transplant, during admission to a liver transplant unit during the immediate post-transplant admission. METHODOLOGY: Descriptive, prospective study performed in the Liver Transplant Unit of Hospital Clínic, Barcelona. All liver transplant recipients between January 2012 and August 2015 (n=241) were included. Statistical analysis was performed with R Commander...
August 16, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820835/simultaneous-stiles-bunnell-tendon-transfer-enhances-intrinsic-function-of-the-second-toe-transplantations
#2
Yu-Te Lin, Charles Yuen Yung Loh, Shwu-Huei Lien, Chih-Hung Lin, Fu-Chan Wei
Claw finger is sequelae of fingers without intrinsic function. Claw toe deformity is common after toe transfers as simultaneous intrinsic reconstruction has yet to be reported in the literature. We present our experience of simultaneous tendon transfers during the second toe transplantation. Seven 2nd toe transfers were performed in 5 metacarpal-like and metacarpal hands. The Stiles-Bunnell tendon transfer was incorporated into toe transfers. Toe lumbrical tendons were repaired to the Flexor Digitorum Sublimis of the same recipient digit...
August 8, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820524/patterns-of-hand-grip-strength-and-detection-of-strength-loss-in-patients-undergoing-bone-marrow-transplantation-a-feasibility-study
#3
Cindy A Sayre, Basia Belza, Kathleen Shannon Dorcy, Elizabeth Phelan, JoAnne D Whitney
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To determine the feasibility of measuring hand grip strength (HGS) daily in a population of recipients of bone marrow transplantation (BMT), to describe changes in strength measured by HGS, and to describe relationships between laboratory values (hematocrit, hemoglobin, and absolute neutrophil count) and HGS.
. DESIGN: Prospective, longitudinal, repeated measures, within subject.
. SETTING: Inpatient units at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle...
September 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811074/management-of-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacilli-infections-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-set-gesitra-seimc-reipi-recommendations
#4
REVIEW
J M Aguado, J T Silva, M Fernández-Ruiz, E Cordero, J Fortún, C Gudiol, L Martínez-Martínez, E Vidal, L Almenar, B Almirante, R Cantón, J Carratalá, J J Caston, E Cercenado, C Cervera, J M Cisneros, M G Crespo-Leiro, V Cuervas-Mons, J Elizalde-Fernández, M C Fariñas, J Gavaldà, M J Goyanes, B Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, D Hernández, O Len, R López-Andujar, F López-Medrano, P Martín-Dávila, M Montejo, A Moreno, A Oliver, A Pascual, E Pérez-Nadales, A Román-Broto, R San-Juan, D Serón, A Solé-Jover, M Valerio, P Muñoz, J Torre-Cisneros
Solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients are especially at risk of developing infections by multidrug resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacilli (GNB), as they are frequently exposed to antibiotics and the healthcare setting, and are regulary subject to invasive procedures. Nevertheless, no recommendations concerning prevention and treatment are available. A panel of experts revised the available evidence; this document summarizes their recommendations: (1) it is important to characterize the isolate's phenotypic and genotypic resistance profile; (2) overall, donor colonization should not constitute a contraindication to transplantation, although active infected kidney and lung grafts should be avoided; (3) recipient colonization is associated with an increased risk of infection, but is not a contraindication to transplantation; (4) different surgical prophylaxis regimens are not recommended for patients colonized with carbapenem-resistant GNB; (5) timely detection of carriers, contact isolation precautions, hand hygiene compliance and antibiotic control policies are important preventive measures; (6) there is not sufficient data to recommend intestinal decolonization; (7) colonized lung transplant recipients could benefit from prophylactic inhaled antibiotics, specially for Pseudomonas aeruginosa; (8) colonized SOT recipients should receive an empirical treatment which includes active antibiotics, and directed therapy should be adjusted according to susceptibility study results and the severity of the infection...
July 26, 2017: Transplantation Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796885/photodynamic-therapy-is-more-effective-than-imiquimod-for-actinic-keratosis-in-organ-transplant-recipients-a-randomized-intra-individual-controlled-trial
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K Togsverd-Bo, C Halldin, C Sandberg, H Gonzalez, A M Wennberg, S S Sørensen, H C O Wulf, M Haedersdal
BACKGROUND: Actinic keratoses (AKs) in solid organ transplant recipients (OTRs) are difficult-to-treat pre-malignancies and comparison of topical therapies is therefore warranted. OBJECTIVES: In an intra-individual study to compare efficacy and safety of field treatment with methyl aminolevulinate photodynamic therapy (MAL-PDT) and imiquimod (IMIQ) for AKs in OTRs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: OTRs (n=35) with 572 AKs (grade I-III) in two similar areas in the face, scalp, dorsal hands or forearms were included...
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793833/synergistic-therapeutic-effect-of-three-dimensional-stem-cell-clusters-and-angiopoietin-1-on-promoting-vascular-regeneration-in-ischemic-region
#6
Jungmi Kang, Jeong-Kee Yoon, Seung Ja Oh, Byung-Soo Kim, Sang-Heon Kim
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is an ischemic disease characterized by reduced blood flow to the legs, feet, and hands. Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are an attractive cell source to treat PAD in regenerative medicine. However, in clinical applications, the use of adult stem cells has several limitations, such as low cell viability and low therapeutic efficiency. In the present study, we described an innovative method of culturing three-dimensional stem cell clusters (AngioclusterTM, AC), demonstrated the potential for ACs to differentiate into vascular cells, and assessed the synergistic effects of ACs and angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) on angiogenesis in ischemic animal models...
August 10, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782907/sclerosing-peritonitis-post-liver-transplantation-a-rare-condition-where-surgery-is-an-important-treatment-option
#7
Yvonne X Kong, Simone I Strasser, Geoffrey W McCaughan, Michael Crawford, Deborah J Verran
BACKGROUND: Sclerosing peritonitis (SP) is a rare but potentially fatal complication following orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). The definitive surgical management is via a laparotomy peritonectomy and enterolysis procedure, but this carries risks particularly in the immunosuppressed transplant patient population. The natural history of SP is known from a handful of case reports and series, which mostly report de novo cases arising early on following OLT. The aim of this study was to identify all cases of de novo SP following OLT and the outcomes of management...
August 7, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774697/emerging-issues-challenges-and-changing-epidemiology-of-fungal-disease-outbreaks
#8
REVIEW
Kaitlin Benedict, Malcolm Richardson, Snigdha Vallabhaneni, Brendan R Jackson, Tom Chiller
Several high-profile outbreaks have drawn attention to invasive fungal infections (IFIs) as an increasingly important public health problem. IFI outbreaks are caused by many different fungal pathogens and are associated with numerous settings and sources. In the community, IFI outbreaks often occur among people without predisposing medical conditions and are frequently precipitated by environmental disruption. Health-care-associated IFI outbreaks have been linked to suboptimal hospital environmental conditions, transmission via health-care workers' hands, contaminated medical products, and transplantation of infected organs...
July 31, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766061/lysophosphatidic-acid-enhances-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cell-viability-without-differentiation-via-lpa-receptor-mediating-manner
#9
Narengerile Li, Ya-Li Yan, Sachaofu Fu, Rui-Juan Li, Peng-Fei Zhao, Xi-Yuan Xu, Jing-Ping Yang, Alatangaole Damirin
Human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) are potential stromal cells which are regarded as the most feasible stem cell group in cell therapy. The maintenance of cell survival without differentiation is important in cell transplantation and stem cell therapy. However, negative factors exist in cell transplantation. Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a non-antigenic small molecule phospholipid which induced several fundamental cellular responses, such as cell proliferation, apoptosis and migration. In this study we aimed to explore the effects of LPA on the survival and differentiation of MSCs and its availability in cell therapy...
August 1, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761593/case-series-transplantation-of-kidneys-from-donors-with-renal-artery-aneurysm
#10
Mahmoud Alameddine, Zhobin Moghadamyeghaneh, Giselle Guerra, Mahmoud Morsi, Mohammed Osman, V J Chia, George W Burke, Linda Chen, Rodrigo Vianna, Ian Zheng, Javier González, Gaetano Ciancio
INTRODUCTION: With the present disparity between organ availability and recipient demands, we reported our experience in transplanting kidneys with renal artery aneurysm after back-table reconstruction. METHODS: Four patients were identified. The repair consisted of excision of the aneurysm with ostial closure, and for one of the cases, an ovarian vein patch was used. We reviewed the safety and outcomes of this procedure. All donors were asymptomatic before surgery and were diagnosed incidentally during living donor evaluation...
July 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751912/efficacy-and-safety-of-topical-corticosteroids-for-management-of-oral-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
#11
REVIEW
Basma Abdelaleem Elsaadany, Eman Magdy Ahmed, Sana Maher Hasan Aghbary
BACKGROUND: Oral chronic graft versus host disease (cGVHD) is a major complication in transplantation community, a problem that can be addressed with topical intervention. Topical corticosteroids are the first line of treatment although the choice remains challenging as none of the available treatments is supported by strong clinical evidence. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review aims to determine the clinical efficacy and safety of topical corticosteroids for the management of the mucosal alterations of oral cGVHD...
2017: International Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748314/the-present-status-of-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-and-its-value-in-the-elderly
#12
REVIEW
Yao-Wen Cheng, Monika Fischer
OPINION STATEMENT: PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article will review current literature describing fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in the treatment of various diseases, and its potential role in elderly patients (age ≥ 65 years). RECENT FINDINGS: Research on FMT has blossomed in the last decade and its pivotal role in the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has been recognized by the American College of Gastroenterology in the latest guidelines...
July 26, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747247/intravenous-fish-oil-in-critically-ill-and-surgical-patients-historical-remarks-and-critical-appraisal
#13
K Georg Kreymann, Daren K Heyland, Geraldine de Heer, Gunnar Elke
The purpose of this review is to explain the historical and clinical background for intravenous fish oil administration, to evaluate its results by using a product specific metaanalysis, and to stimulate further research in the immune-modulatory potential of fish oil. Concerning the immune-modulatory effects of fatty acids, a study revealed that ω-3 as well as ω-6 fatty acids would prolong transplant survival, and only a mixture with an ω-6:ω-3 ratio of 2.1:1 would give immune-neutral results. In 1998, the label of a newly registered fish oil emulsion also acknowledged this immune-neutral ratio in conjunction with ω-6 lipids...
July 13, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746417/immunological-and-inflammatory-mapping-of-vascularized-composite-allograft-rejection-processes-in-a-rat-model
#14
Or Friedman, Narin Carmel, Meirav Sela, Ameen Abu Jabal, Amir Inbal, Moshe Ben Hamou, Yakov Krelin, Eyal Gur, Nir Shani
BACKGROUND: Hand and face vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) is an evolving and challenging field with great opportunities. During VCA, massive surgical damage is inflicted on both donor and recipient tissues, which may contribute to the high VCA rejection rates. To segregate between the damage-induced and rejection phase of post-VCA responses, we compared responses occurring up to 5 days following syngeneic versus allogeneic vascularized groin flap transplantations, culminating in transplant acceptance or rejection, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742936/benefits-and-limitations-of-belatacept-in-4-hand-transplanted-patients
#15
J Grahammer, A Weissenbacher, B G Zelger, B Zelger, C Boesmueller, M Ninkovic, A Mühlbacher, I Peschel, G Brandacher, D Öfner, S Schneeberger
Belatacept (CTLA4Ig) is an emerging treatment in kidney transplantation. Lack of nephrotoxicity and possibly an inhibitory effect on the development of donor specific antibodies (DSA) make it an interesting agent in hand transplantation. In order to reduce CNI immunosuppression and preserve kidney function, we have added belatacept to the therapeutic regimen of 4 hand transplanted patients at month 4, at 6, 9, and 13 years after hand/forearm transplantation. Patients received 5mg/kg belatacept every 2 weeks, the dosing interval was extended to 4 weeks after 5 applications...
July 25, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742116/sutureless-microvascular-anastomosis-assisted-by-an-expandable-shape-memory-alloy-stent
#16
Noriko Saegusa, Shunji Sarukawa, Kunihiro Ohta, Kensuke Takamatsu, Mitsuhiro Watanabe, Takashi Sugino, Masahiro Nakagawa, Yasuto Akiyama, Masatoshi Kusuhara, Kazuo Kishi, Keita Inoue
Vascular anastomosis is the highlight of cardiovascular, transplant, and reconstructive surgery, which has long been performed by hand using a needle and suture. However, anastomotic thrombosis occurs in approximately 0.5-10% of cases, which can cause serious complications. To improve the surgical outcomes, attempts to develop devices for vascular anastomosis have been made, but they have had limitations in handling, cost, patency rate, and strength at the anastomotic site. Recently, indwelling metal stents have been greatly improved with precise laser metalwork through programming technology...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737460/-applied-methods-instead-of-autologous-nerve-transplantation-in-the-reconstruction-of-nerve-injuries-on-the-hand
#17
Vilmos Bíró
For a long time in the clinical practice the autologous nerve transplants are used in reconstruction of the segmental defects of injured hand nerves. The published outcomes, especially in case of the motor and mixed (sensory and motor) nerves, however, were not satisfactory. Hence, it remained a problem and in the focus of research. The author aimed to study this topic and drawing conclusions in his literary review publication. According to the recent results, the replacement of the autologous nerve transplants with other materials (e...
July 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735986/challenges-for-the-travelling-donor-variability-between-donor-workup-and-donor-surgery-in-the-canadian-kidney-paired-exchange-program
#18
B A Reikie, T Kroczak, T B McGregor
BACKGROUND: A primary obstacle to providing renal transplantation is limited access to donated kidneys. The living-donor pool for renal allografts was greatly expanded through implementation of a kidney paired donation program. Whereas some programs ship donor kidneys to the site of renal transplantation, others send the donor to the site of transplantation. Performing the nephrectomy and transplantation at the same location may optimize functional renal outcomes, but preferred surgical approaches may differ between surgical teams performing the donor workup and donor surgery...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724766/a-unique-t-cell-receptor-amino-acid-sequence-selected-by-htlv-i-tax301-309-specific-cytotoxic-t-cells-in-hla-a24-02-asymptomatic-carriers-and-adult-t-cell-leukemia-lymphoma-patients
#19
Yuko Ishihara, Yukie Tanaka, Seiichiro Kobayashi, Koji Kawamura, Hideki Nakasone, Ayumi Gomyo, Jin Hayakawa, Masaharu Tamaki, Yu Akahoshi, Naonori Harada, Machiko Kusuda, Kazuaki Kameda, Tomotaka Ugai, Hidenori Wada, Kana Sakamoto, Miki Sato, Kiriko Terasako-Saito, Misato Kikuchi, Shun-Ichi Kimura, Aki Tanihara, Shinichi Kako, Kaoru Uchimaru, Yoshinobu Kanda
We previously reported that the T-cell receptor (TCR) repertoire of HTLV-I Tax301-309-specific CD8(+) cytotoxic T-cells (Tax-CTLs) was highly restricted and a particular amino acid sequence motif, "PDR", was conserved among HLA-A*24:02(+) ATL patients who have undergone allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Furthermore, we found that donor-derived PDR+CTLs selectively expanded in ATL long-term HSCT survivors with strong CTL activity against HTLV-I. On the other hand, the TCR repertoires in Tax-CTL of asymptomatic HTLV-I carriers (ACs) remain unclear...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719391/pediatric-and-congenital-hand-transplantation
#20
Sandra Amaral, L Scott Levin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We review the approach and challenges associated with pediatric hand transplantation, including new knowledge gleaned from our recent case of bilateral hand-forearm transplantation in an 8-year old child. RECENT FINDINGS: Bilateral heterologous hand-forearm transplantation was performed in a child with a prior kidney transplant in July 2015. The initial surgery necessitated a large team of experts in microvascular surgery, transplant surgery, orthopedics and plastic surgery as well as pediatric anesthesia...
July 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
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