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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523346/a-case-of-double-common-bile-duct-in-a-deceased-donor-for-transplantation
#1
Hajime Imamura, Susumu Eguchi, A M James Shapiro, Tatsuya Kin
A double common bile duct is extremely rare among the anatomical variations in the biliary tract system. We report an incidentally encountered case of the double common bile duct and discuss the novel anatomical findings of the accessory common bile duct from the viewpoint of embryology. A unique point of our case is that the accessory common bile duct bifurcated at the level of the intrapancreatic bile duct. There is no similar case in the previous literature among type II double common bile duct in the viewpoint of anatomical findings of the accessory common bile duct...
May 18, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517242/race-ethnicity-is-associated-with-abo-non-identical-liver-transplantation-in-the-united-states
#2
Jin Ge, John P Roberts, Jennifer C Lai
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) policies allows for ABO non-identical liver transplantation (LT) in candidates with Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores greater than 30. Previous studies showed ABO non-identical LT resulted in an 18% and 55% net gain in livers for B and AB candidates. These results suggested that the current liver ABO allocation policies may need refinement. There are, however, strong associations between ABO blood groups and race/ethnicity. We hypothesized that race/ethnicity is associated with ABO non-identical LT and that this is primarily influenced by recipient ABO status...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514467/novel-deceased-donor-perfusion-model-for-high-fidelity-simulation-in-vascular-surgery
#3
J Hunter Mehaffey, Eric J Charles, Leora T Yarboro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514250/accept-or-decline-an-analytics-based-decision-tool-for-kidney-offer-evaluation
#4
Dimitris Bertsimas, Jerry Kung, Nikolaos Trichakis, David Wojciechowski, Parsia A Vagefi
BACKGROUND: When a deceased-donor kidney is offered to a waitlisted candidate, the decision to accept or decline the organ relies primarily upon a practitioner's experience and intuition. Such decisions must achieve a delicate balance between estimating the immediate benefit of transplantation and the potential for future higher-quality offers. However, the current experience-based paradigm lacks scientific rigor and is subject to the inaccuracies that plague anecdotal decision-making...
May 17, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512923/the-braden-scale-a-standard-tool-for-assessing-pressure-ulcer-risk-predicts-early-outcomes-after-liver-transplantation
#5
Vinay Sundaram, Jane Lim, Danielle M Tholey, Sentia Iriana, Irene Kim, Vignan Manne, Nicholas N Nissen, Andrew S Klein, Tram T Tran, Walid S Ayoub, Barry Schlansky
The Braden Scale is a standardized tool to assess pressure ulcer risk, that is reported for all hospitalized patients in the United States (US) per requirements of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Previous data has shown the Braden Scale can predict both frailty and mortality risk in patients with decompensated cirrhosis. Our aim was to evaluate the association of Braden Scale score with short-term outcomes after liver transplantation (LT). We performed a retrospective cohort study of deceased-donor LT recipients at two centers, and categorized them according to the Braden Scale at hospital admission as low (>18), moderate (16-18), or high risk (<16) for pressure ulcer...
May 17, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512755/evaluation-of-safety-of-concomitant-splenectomy-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#6
Amr Badawy, Yuhei Hamaguchi, Satoru Seo, Tochimi Kaido, Hideaki Okajima, Shinji Uemoto
In Asian countries, concomitant splenectomy in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is indicated to modulate the portal vein pressure in the small sized graft to protect against small for size syndrome. While concomitant splenectomy in deceased donor liver transplantation is almost contraindicated based on western reports of increased mortality and morbidity rate due to septic complications, there are few studies about that in LDLT. So, we retrospectively investigated the clinical outcome of adult LDLT at Kyoto University Hospital from July 2010 to July 2016...
May 17, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508541/opt-in-or-opt-out-to-increase-organ-donation-in-south-africa-appraising-proposed-strategies-using-an-empirical-ethics-analysis
#7
Harriet Etheredge, Claire Penn, Jennifer Watermeyer
Utilising empirical ethics analysis, we evaluate the merits of systems proposed to increase deceased organ donation in South Africa (SA). We conclude that SA should maintain its soft opt-in policy, and enhance it with 'required transplant referral' in order to maximise donor numbers within an ethically and legally acceptable framework. In SA, as is the case worldwide, the demand for donor organs far exceeds the supply thereof. Currently utilising a soft opt-in system, SA faces the challenge of how to increase donor numbers in a context which is imbued with inequalities in access to healthcare, multiplicitous personal beliefs and practices, distrust of organ transplant and varying levels of education and health literacy...
May 16, 2017: Developing World Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507916/past-present-and-future-of-kidney-paired-donation-transplantation-in-india
#8
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Vivek B Kute, Himanshu V Patel, Pankaj R Shah, Pranjal R Modi, Veena R Shah, Sayyed J Rizvi, Bipin C Pal, Manisha P Modi, Priya S Shah, Umesh T Varyani, Pavan S Wakhare, Saiprasad G Shinde, Vijay A Ghodela, Minaxi H Patel, Varsha B Trivedi, Hargovind L Trivedi
One third of healthy willing living kidney donors are rejected due to ABO blood group incompatibility and donor specific antibody. This increases pre-transplant dialysis duration leading to increased morbidity and mortality on the kidney transplantation waiting list. Over the last decade kidney paired donation is most rapidly increased source of living kidney donors. In a kidney transplantation program dominated by living donor kidney transplantation, kidney paired donation is a legal and valid alternative strategy to increase living donor kidney transplantation...
April 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501500/it-s-about-time-the-development-and-validation-of-a-rapid-optimized-single-antigen-bead-rob-assay-protocol-for-labscreen
#9
Robert S Liwski, Anna L Greenshields, Cathi Murphey, Robert A Bray, Howard M Gebel
The LABScreen single antigen bead assay (SAB) is a method widely used for the identification and monitoring of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibodies in patients pre-and post-transplant. While accurate testing of patient samples is key for optimal patient care, time can also be important, especially during deceased donor workups or post-transplant assessments. Here we describe the development and validation of the Rapid Optimized SAB (ROB) protocol, a modified version of the One Lambda LABScreen SAB (OLSAB) procedure, which reduces assay time from 85 to 25min (>70% reduction) without impacting assay quality or sensitivity...
May 10, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501297/are-sensitized-patients-better-off-with-a-desensitization-transplant-or-waiting-on-dialysis
#10
Philip A Clayton, P Toby Coates
Sensitization to human leukocyte antigens (HLAs) remains one of the major clinical challenges for successful kidney transplantation. Two large observational studies have recently addressed the question of whether individuals are better off with a desensitization treatment followed by HLA-incompatible living donor transplantation or waiting on the deceased donor kidney transplant list for a compatible transplant. The conflicting results of these 2 studies largely reflect differences in the study design and study population, leaving clinicians to make decisions about desensitization based largely on local expertise and anticipated waiting times for a compatible deceased donor transplant...
June 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497668/potential-brain-dead-organ-donation-in-neurocritical-care-mortality
#11
Vera Spatenkova, Ondrej Bradac, Petr Suchomel
BACKGROUND: Mortality is a marker of quality in neurocritical care, but it also provides potential for donors after brain death (DBD) following irreversible acute brain damage. The aim of this study was to analyse the neurointensive care unit (NICU) mortality rate and recovery of potential DBD. METHODS: We performed a 10-year prospective observational cohort computer database analysis of 6138 acute neurological and neurosurgical patients (pts, 58.2% male, mean: age 55...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497523/high-meld-score-does-not-adversely-affect-outcome-of-living-donor-liver-transplantation-experience-in-1000-recipients
#12
S K Yadav, N Saraf, S Sigal, N S Choudhary, S Goja, A Rastogi, P Bhangui, A S Soin
In countries where deceased organ donation is scarce, there is big gap between demand and supply of organs and living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) plays an important role in meeting this unmet need. This study was conducted to analyse the effect of pre-transplant MELD score on outcomes following LDLT. Outcome of 1000 patients who underwent LDLT from July 2010 to March 2015 was analysed retrospectively. Patients were grouped into low MELD <25 and high MELD ≥25 score to compare short term outcomes...
May 12, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495504/renal-arterial-mycotic-aneurysm-after-kidney-transplantation
#13
Hélène Lazareth, Maren Burbach, Clément Gosset, Carmen Lefaucheur, Pourya Pashootan, Anne-Marie Zagdanski, Blandine Denis
Mycotic aneurysm is a rare condition mostly attributable to Candida or Aspergillus species. About 20 cases of Candida-related arteritis have been reported in kidney transplant patients. Herein, we report the case of a 40-year-old man who received a kidney from a deceased donor in whom an accidental digestive wound was made during organ retrieval. He presented with sudden anuria 47 days after renal transplantation revealing a large mycotic aneurysm of the kidney graft renal artery. Organs derived from donors in whom a digestive breach is noticed should be used with caution...
May 8, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489179/analysis-of-economic-impact-between-the-modality-of-renal-replacement-therapy
#14
Denise Sbrissia E Silva Gouveia, Alexandre Tortoza Bignelli, Silvia Regina Hokazono, Itamara Danucalov, Tobias August Siemens, Fernando Meyer, Luiz Sergio Santos, Ziliane Caetano Lopes Martins, Tiago César Mierzwa, Raquel Furquim
Introduction: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major health problem, determining the reduction in life expectancy and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Method: An observational, cohort, retrospective, based on patient's medical records data with CKD under hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplantation in the city of Curitiba, in the period from January to June 2014, evacuativo the financial impact on the Unified Health System (SUS) and the supplementary health...
April 27, 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489166/anatomic-variations-of-hepatic-artery-a-study-in-479-liver-transplantations
#15
Olival Cirilo Lucena da Fonseca-Neto, Heloise Caroline de Souza Lima, Priscylla Rabelo, Paulo Sérgio Vieira de Melo, Américo Gusmão Amorim, Cláudio Moura Lacerda
Background: The incidence of anatomic variations of hepatic artery ranges from 20-50% in different series. Variations are especially important in the context of liver orthotopic transplantation, since, besides being an ideal opportunity for surgical anatomical study, their precise identification is crucial to the success of the procedure. Aim: To identify the anatomical variations in the hepatic arterial system in hepatic transplantation. Methods: 479 medical records of transplanted adult patients in the 13-year period were retrospectively analyzed, and collected data on hepatic arterial anatomy of the deceased donor...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485029/surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-analysis-of-urine-from-deceased-donors-as-a-prognostic-tool-for-kidney-transplant-outcome
#16
Jingmao Chi, Yiwei Ma, Francis L Weng, Heather Thiessen-Philbrook, Chirag R Parikh, Henry Du
We report the utility of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) analysis of urine from deceased donors for prognosis of kidney transplant outcomes. Iodide-modified silver nanoparticles were used as the enabler for sensitive measurements of urine proteins. Principal component analysis (PCA) and linear discriminant analysis (LDA) were employed for the statistical analysis of the SERS data. Thirty urine samples in three classes were analysed. The ATN class consists of donors whose kidneys had acute tubular necrosis (ATN), the most common type of acute kidney injury (AKI) with high risk of poor graft performance in recipients, yet yielded acceptable transplant outcome...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480648/korean-patients-undergoing-deceased-donor-liver-transplantation-for-alcoholic-liver-disease-have-non-inferior-survival-outcomes-than-for-hepatitis-b-virus-a-real-world-experience-without-minimum-abstinence-before-transplantation
#17
Suk Kyun Hong, Nam Joon Yi, Hyo Sin Kim, Sung Woo Ahn, Kyung Chul Yoon, Hyeyoung Kim, Kwang Woong Lee, Kyung Suk Suh
Few studies have compared outcomes in patients undergoing liver transplantation (LT) for hepatitis B virus (HBV) and alcoholic liver disease (ALD) in Asian countries in which living donor LT (LDLT) is dominant, where HBV is endemic and where there are no strict regulations on pre-transplant abstinence for ALD. This study compared post-LT outcomes of deceased donor LT (DDLT) in patients with ALD and HBV. Data from 220 patients who underwent primary DDLT at Seoul National University Hospital from January 2010 to December 2014, including 107 with HBV and 38 with ALD, were retrospectively analyzed...
June 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475563/depleting-antibody-induction-and-kidney-transplant-outcomes-a-paired-kidney-analysis
#18
Marcelo S Sampaio, Bhavna Chopra, Kalathil K Sureshkumar
BACKGROUND: Induction immunosuppression decreases the risk for acute rejection and improves graft outcomes in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). We aimed to compare the outcomes of induction with Thymoglobulin and alemtuzumab in KTRs through paired-kidney analysis. METHODS: Using OPTN/UNOS database from 2003 to 2013, we identified recipients of deceased donor kidneys from the same donor in such a way that 1 patient received Thymoglobulin induction and recipient of the mate kidney underwent alemtuzumab induction...
October 11, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473952/liver-allocation-policies-for-patients-affected-by-hcc-in-europe
#19
Luciano De Carlis, Stefano Di Sandro, Leonardo Centonze, Andrea Lauterio, Vincenzo Buscemi, Riccardo De Carlis, Fabio Ferla, Raffaella Sguinzi, Stefano Okolicsanyi, Luca Belli, Mario Strazzabosco
The main goal of organ allocation systems is to guarantee an equal access to the limited resource of liver grafts for every patients on the waiting list, balancing between the ethical principles of equity, utility, benefit, need, and fairness. The European heath care scenario is very complex, as it is essentially decentralized and each Nation and Regions inside the nation, operate on a significant degree of autonomy. Furthermore the epidemiology of liver diseases and HCC, which is different among European countries, clearly inpacts on indications and priorities...
December 2016: Current Transplantation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471872/hla-matching-in-pediatric-kidney-transplantation-hla-poorly-matched-living-donor-transplants-versus-hla-well-matched-deceased-donor-transplants
#20
Gerhard Opelz, Bernd Döhler, Derek Middleton, Caner Süsal
BACKGROUND: Based on an analysis of 542 pediatric kidney transplants recorded by the UK Transplant Registry from 2000-2012, it was concluded that the survival rate of HLA poorly matched living donor transplants is not inferior to that of HLA well matched deceased donor transplants. METHODS: We analyzed the impact of HLA matching on kidney graft survival in 3627 pediatric living donor transplants performed during 2000-2015 using the data of the Collaborative Transplant Study...
May 4, 2017: Transplantation
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