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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631103/transesophageal-echocardiography-in-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-a-comprehensive-intraoperative-monitoring-tool
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REVIEW
Luigi Vetrugno, Federico Barbariol, Umberto Baccarani, Francesco Forfori, Giovanni Volpicelli, Giorgio Della Rocca
Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography is a minimally invasive monitoring tool that can provide real-time visual information on ventricular function and hemodynamic volume status in patients undergoing liver transplantation. The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases states that transesophageal echocardiography should be used in all liver transplant candidates in order to assess chamber sizes, hypertrophy, systolic and diastolic function, valvular function, and left ventricle outflow tract obstruction...
December 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629552/comparative-analysis-of-four-scores-to-stratify-patients-with-heart-failure-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
#2
Pedro Freitas, Carlos Aguiar, António Ferreira, António Tralhão, António Ventosa, Miguel Mendes
There are several prognostic risk scores available for patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) that can aid in the decision of listing candidates for heart transplant (HTx). A direct comparison between these scores has not been performed. Therefore, our objective was to evaluate the calibration and discriminative power of 4 contemporary HF scores. A retrospective analysis of 259 patients with HFrEF who underwent cardiopulmonary exercise test was conducted. The Heart Failure Survival Score (HFSS), Seattle Heart Failure Model (SHFM), Meta-analysis Global Group in Chronic Heart Failure (MAGGIC), and Metabolic Exercise Cardiac Kidney Index (MECKI) were compared...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624980/emerging-biomarkers-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-children
#3
REVIEW
Jason H Greenberg, Aadil Kakajiwala, Chirag R Parikh, Susan Furth
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become a significant public health concern, as it is associated with substantial morbidity. Prior research has evaluated multiple novel CKD biomarkers to supplement serum creatinine and proteinuria. The ultimate goal of this research is to find biomarkers that can be used to accurately predict CKD progression and to better time outpatient follow-up, and referral for transplant. Also, an optimal panel of biomarkers can augment the predictive value of proteinuria and serum creatinine by enriching patient enrollment in clinical trials...
June 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621637/surgical-techniques-and-procedures-for-kidney-transplant-recipients-with-severe-atherosclerosis
#4
Koji Nanmoku, Yoshihiko Watarai, Shunji Narumi, Norihiko Goto, Takayuki Yamamoto, Makoto Tsujita, Takahisa Hiramitsu, Akio Katayama, Takaaki Kobayashi, Kazuharu Uchida
OBJECTIVES: Atherosclerosis is becoming a more common problem for dialysis patients. Therefore, transplant surgeons are faced with the need to develop surgical techniques and procedures for severe atherosclerosis. This study aimed to clarify the clinical features, the usefulness of examinations, and operative procedures for kidney transplant recipients with the complication of severe atherosclerosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Among 220 kidney transplant candidates, 13 patients (severe atherosclerosis group) were predicted complications due to arterial calcification in the bilateral iliac arterial system using a computed tomographic scan...
June 16, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611860/renal-function-and-outcomes-with-use-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-and-inotropes-in-end-stage-heart-failure-a-retrospective-single-center-study
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Sean Verma, Emmanuel Bassily, Shane Leighton, Rahul Mhaskar, Igor Sunjic, Angel Martin, Nancy Rihana, Tambi Jarmi, Claude Bassil
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and inotrope therapy serve as a bridge to transplant (BTT) or as destination therapy in patients who are not heart transplant candidates. End-stage heart failure patients often have impaired renal function, and renal outcomes after LVAD therapy versus inotrope therapy have not been evaluated. METHODS: In this study, 169 patients with continuous flow LVAD therapy and 20 patients with continuous intravenous inotrope therapy were analyzed...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597555/harnessing-scientific-and-technological-advances-to-improve-equity-in-kidney-allocation-policies
#6
Anat R Tambur, Benoit Audry, Corinne Antoine, Caroline Suberbielle, Denis Glotz, Christian Jacquelinet
We reported that current assignment of HLA-DQ is a barrier to organ allocation. Here we simulated the impact of incorporating HLA-DQ antigens and antibodies as A/B and αβ allelic variants, respectively, on calculated PRA and probability of finding potential compatible donors (PCD). A cohort of 1224 donors and 2075 sensitized candidates was analyzed using HLA-DQαβ allelic (study) versus serologic (current practice) nomenclature. A significant (p<10(-4) ) decrease in cPRA was observed with higher impact for male versus female, and first transplant versus retransplant (p<10(-4) ), affecting mostly patients with moderate cPRA (30-80%)...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596416/a-kidney-graft-survival-calculator-that-accounts-for-mismatches-in-age-sex-hla-and-body-size
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Valarie B Ashby, Alan B Leichtman, Michael A Rees, Peter X-K Song, Mathieu Bray, Wen Wang, John D Kalbfleisch
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Outcomes for transplants from living unrelated donors are of particular interest in kidney paired donation (KPD) programs where exchanges can be arranged between incompatible donor-recipient pairs or chains created from nondirected/altruistic donors. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Using Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients data, we analyzed 232,705 recipients of kidney-alone transplants from 1998 to 2012. Graft failure rates were estimated using Cox models for recipients of kidney transplants from living unrelated, living related, and deceased donors...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583564/recognition-of-kidney-donation-by-living-kidney-donors-that-accompanies-changes-in-the-recipients-physical-condition-focusing%C3%A2-on-its-influences-on-donors
#8
Y Takada
INTRODUCTION: In 2013, a total of 1586 kidney transplants were performed in Japan, and 1431 (90.2%) of the organs were from living donors. The purpose of this study is to illuminate the awareness of living kidney donors toward kidney donation after the condition of the recipient changed, thus clarifying the influence of that recognition on the donor. METHODS: This study design was qualitative descriptive research. Transplant coordinators at 4 hospitals were commissioned to screen subject candidates and hand-deliver printed research explanations to them...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576438/increase-of-allosensitization-after-a-kidney-graft-failure-predictors-and-effect-on-retransplantation-outcomes
#9
Andreia Campos, Jorge Malheiro, Sandra Tafulo, Sofia Santos, Leonídeo Dias, La Salete Martins, Manuela Almeida, Sofia Pedroso, A Castro Henriques, António Cabrita
Patients who are candidates for a second kidney transplant (SKT) frequently have a higher level of panel reactive antibodies (PRA). We assessed the allosensitisation change after a first graft failure (GF), its predictors and impact on retransplantat outcomes. We retrospectively selected 140 adult patients who received a SKT. Recipient and donor characteristics were analyzed. We defined the delta PRA (dPRA) as the difference between peak PRA before the SKT and first one (cohort median value=+10%). Logistic regression analysis was used to determine risk factors for dPRA≥10% and acute rejection (AR) in the SKT...
May 30, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564126/prehabilitation-for-kidney-transplant-candidates-is-it-time
#10
REVIEW
Xingxing S Cheng, Jonathan N Myers, Glenn M Chertow, Ralph Rabkin, Khin N Chan, Yu Chen, Jane C Tan
Many patients become frail with diminished cardiorespiratory fitness while awaiting kidney transplantation. Frailty and poor fitness powerfully predict mortality, transplant graft survival, and health care utilization after kidney transplantation. Efforts to intervene with post-transplant physical therapy have been met with limited success, in large part due to high study drop-out. We reviewed the literature on chronic kidney disease and exercise to propose a clinical framework for physical therapy interventions to improve fitness, scheduled for before the transplant...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557957/plasma-exosomes-from-hla-sensitized-kidney-transplant-recipients-contain-mrna-transcripts-which-predict-development-of-antibody-mediated-rejection
#11
Hao Zhang, Edmund Huang, Joseph Kahwaji, Cynthia C Nast, Ping Li, James Mirocha, David L Thomas, Shili Ge, Ashley A Vo, Stanley C Jordan, Mieko Toyoda
BACKGROUND: Sensitization to human leukocyte antigens (HLA) remains a significant immunologic barrier to successful transplantation. Identifying immune mechanisms responsible for antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) is an important goal. Here we explored the possibility of predicting the risk for ABMR by measuring mRNA transcripts of ABMR-associated genes in plasma exosomes from kidney transplant patients. METHODS: Total RNA was extracted from exosomes purified from 152 EDTA-plasma samples of 64 patients (18 ABMR, 8 cell-mediated rejection [CMR], 38 no rejection in desensitized (DES) and non-desensitized (non-DES) control groups) for reverse transcription into cDNA, preamplification and then real time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) for 21 candidate genes...
May 27, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546439/survival-benefit-of-transplantation-with-a-deceased-diabetic-donor-kidney-compared-with-remaining-on-the-waitlist
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Jordana B Cohen, Kevin C Eddinger, Jayme E Locke, Kimberly A Forde, Peter P Reese, Deirdre L Sawinski
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Use of diabetic donor kidneys has been a necessary response to the donor organ shortage. Recipients of diabetic donor kidneys have higher mortality risk compared with recipients of nondiabetic donor kidneys. However, the survival benefit of transplantation with diabetic donor kidneys over remaining on the waitlist has not been previously evaluated. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We performed an observational cohort study of 437,619 kidney transplant candidates from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network database, including 8101 recipients of diabetic donor kidneys and 126,560 recipients of nondiabetic donor kidneys...
June 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537846/uremic-toxins-affect-the-imbalance-of-redox-state-and-overexpression-of-prolyl-hydroxylase-2-in-human-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-involved-in-wound-healing
#13
Vuong Cat Khanh, Kinuko Ohneda, Toshiki Kato, Toshiharu Yamashita, Fujio Sato, Kana Tachi, Osamu Ohneda
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) results in a delay in wound healing because of its complications such as uremia, anemia, and fluid overload. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are considered to be a candidate for wound healing because of the ability to recruit many types of cells. However, it is still unclear whether the CKD-adipose tissue-derived MSCs (CKD-AT-MSCs) have the same function in wound healing as healthy donor-derived normal AT-MSCs (nAT-MSCs). In this study, we found that uremic toxins induced elevated reactive oxygen species (ROS) expression in nAT-MSCs, resulting in the reduced expression of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) under hypoxic conditions...
May 24, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536691/periostin-and-discoidin-domain-receptor-1-new-biomarkers-or-targets-for-therapy-of-renal-disease
#14
REVIEW
Niki Prakoura, Christos Chatziantoniou
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be a life-threatening condition, which eventually requires renal replacement therapy through dialysis or transplantation. A lot of effort and resources have been invested the last years in the identification of novel markers of progression and targets for therapy, in order to achieve a more efficient prognosis, diagnosis, and treatment of renal diseases. Using experimental models of renal disease, we identified and studied two promising candidates: periostin, a matricellular protein with high expression in bone and dental tissues, and discoidin domain receptor 1 (DDR1), a transmembrane collagen receptor of the tyrosine kinase family...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524801/association-of-ugt2b7-ugt1a9-abcg2-and-il23r-polymorphisms-with-rejection-risk-in-kidney-transplant-patients
#15
Heloísa Lizotti Cilião, Rossana Batista Oliveira Camargo-Godoy, Marilesia Ferreira de Souza, Mariana Bisarro Dos Reis, Lorena Iastrenski, Vinicius Daher Alvares Delfino, Silvia Regina Rogatto, Ilce Mara de Syllos Cólus
Despite advances in testing compatibility between donor and recipient, graft rejection remains a current concern. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that codify altered enzymes of metabolism, drug transport, and the immune system may contribute to graft rejection in transplant patients. This study examined the association between SNPs present in genes of these processes and occurrence of graft rejection episodes in 246 kidney transplant patients, 35% of which were diagnosed with rejection. Genotype-gene expression associations were also assessed...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520146/association-of-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-with-primary-allograft-survival-in-hiv-positive-kidney-transplant-recipients
#16
Suzanne M Boyle, Gregory Malat, Meera N Harhay, Dong H Lee, Lisa Pang, Sindhura Talluri, Akshay Sharma, Tiffany E Bias, Karthik Ranganna, Alden M Doyle
BACKGROUND: Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is an anti-retroviral agent frequently used to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). There are concerns regarding its potential to cause acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, and proximal tubulopathy. Although TDF can effectively suppress HIV after kidney transplantation, it is unknown whether use of TDF-based anti-retroviral therapy (ART) after kidney transplant (KT) adversely affects allograft survival. METHODS: We examined 104 HIV+ KT recipients at our center between 2001 and 2014...
May 18, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514250/accept-or-decline-an-analytics-based-decision-tool-for-kidney-offer-evaluation
#17
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/28488572/acute-hypocalcemia-following-kidney-transplantation-may-depend-on-the-type-of-remote-parathyroidectomy-a-retrospective-cohort-study%C3%A2
#18
Malorie Simons, Josef Bautista, Rachel Occhiogrosso, Lori Scott-Sheldon, Reginald Gohh
BACKGROUND: Secondary hyperparathyroidism is a common complication of chronic kidney disease. When medical management fails, parathyroidectomy (PTX) is a treatment option. The two most common types are subtotal PTX and total PTX with autotransplantation (AT). To date, there is no consensus as to which procedure is preferable, especially in patients who are candidates for future kidney transplantation. The aim of this study was to identify if the type of PTX is a risk factor for acute postrenal transplant (postRTX) hypocalcemia and a concern for problems with long-term calcium homeostasis...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484986/validation-of-a-clinical-pathway-to-assess-asymptomatic-renal-transplant-candidates-using-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
#19
Rami Doukky, Ibtihaj Fughhi, Tania Campagnoli, Marwan Wassouf, Michael Kharouta, Aviral Vij, Chiedozie Anokwute, Andrew Appis, Amjad Ali
BACKGROUND: An AHA/ACCF scientific statement proposed 8 risk factors to assess the need for noninvasive coronary artery disease (CAD) surveillance in asymptomatic patients undergoing evaluation for kidney transplantation. The clinical application of these risk factors and the role of noninvasive testing in this context have not been defined. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively followed a cohort of 581 consecutive kidney transplant recipients of whom 401 had pre-transplant radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) and 90 had pre-transplant coronary angiography...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483798/pregnancy-induced-sensitization-promotes-sex-disparity-in-living-donor-kidney-transplantation
#20
Bianca Bromberger, Danielle Spragan, Sohaib Hashmi, Alexander Morrison, Arwin Thomasson, Susanna Nazarian, Deirdre Sawinski, Paige Porrett
The presence of sex disparity in living donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) remains controversial. To determine if women fall behind men in LDKT evaluation, we performed an intention to treat study of 2587 candidates listed for kidney transplant at a single transplant center over 7 years. We found that women and men kidney transplant candidates engaged an equivalent type and number of prospective living donors. However, sex-specific differences in sensitization history and histocompatibility reduced the rate of LDKT for women by 30%...
May 8, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
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