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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743165/prognostic-factors-and-survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-blast-phase-in-the-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-era-cohort-study-of-477-patients
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Preetesh Jain, Hagop M Kantarjian, Ahmad Ghorab, Koji Sasaki, Elias J Jabbour, Graciela Nogueras Gonzalez, Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna, Ghayas C Issa, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Devendra Kc, Sara Dellasala, Sherry Pierce, Marina Konopleva, William G Wierda, Srdan Verstovsek, Naval G Daver, Tapan M Kadia, Gautam Borthakur, Susan O'Brien, Zeev Estrov, Farhad Ravandi, Jorge E Cortes
BACKGROUND: Outcomes in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in blast phase (CML-BP) are historically dismal. Herein, the authors sought to analyze the characteristics, prognostic factors, and survival outcomes in patients with CML-BP in the tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) era. METHODS: A total of 477 patients with CML-BP were treated with a TKI at some point during the course of their CML. Cox proportional hazard models identified characteristics that were predictive of survival...
July 25, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743043/neurotrophy-and-immunomodulation-of-induced-neural-stem-cell-grafts-in-a-mouse-model-of-closed-head-injury
#2
Mou Gao, Hui Yao, Qin Dong, Yan Zhang, Yang Yang, Yihua Zhang, Zhijun Yang, Minhui Xu, Ruxiang Xu
Closed head injury (CHI) usually results in severe and permanent neurological impairments, which are caused by several intertwined phenomena, such as cerebral edema, blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption, neuronal loss, astroglial scarring and inflammation. We previously reported that induced neural stem cells (iNSCs), similar to neural stem cells (NSCs), can accelerate neurological recovery in vivo and produce neurotrophic factors in vitro. However, the effects of iNSC neurotrophy following CHI were not determined...
July 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742983/should-adults-with-diabetes-mellitus-be-vaccinated-against-hepatitis-b-virus-a-systematic-review-of-diabetes-mellitus-and-the-progression-of-hepatitis-b-disease
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Zobair Younossi, Katrin Kochems, Marc de Ridder, Desmond Curran, Eveline M Bunge, Laurence de Moerlooze
Despite the burden of diabetes mellitus (DM), little is known about the role of this and other metabolic syndromes on the severity of hepatitis B virus (HBV) chronicity and liver disease progression. The value of hepatitis B vaccination and its impact on liver diseases and HCC has been largely demonstrated (ref), adult vaccination coverage is however suboptimal and DM diagnosis represents an opportunity for the HCP to discuss hepatitis B and other adult vaccinations. We performed a systematic literature search to identify studies (2000 to January 2017) describing liver disease progression among patients with HBV by DM status...
July 25, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742951/providing-better-access-to-organs-a-comprehensive-overview-of-organ-access-initiatives-from-the-asts-proactor-task-force
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M J Hobeika, C M Miller, T L Pruett, K A Gifford, J E Locke, A M Cameron, M J Englesbe, C S Kuhr, J F Magliocca, K R McCune, K L Mekeel, S J Pelletier, A L Singer, D L Segev
The American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) PROviding better Access To Organs (PROACTOR) Task Force was created to inform ongoing ASTS organ access efforts. Task force members were charged with comprehensively cataloguing current organ access activities and organizing them according to stakeholder type. This White Paper summarizes the task force findings and makes recommendations for future ASTS organ access initiatives. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
July 25, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742949/strategies-to-increase-the-efficacy-of-using-gut-microbiota-for-the-modulation-of-obesity
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J Li, M S Riaz Rajoka, D Shao, C Jiang, M Jin, Q Huang, H Yang, J Shi
Obesity is one of the most serious global public health challenges of the 21st century. The adjustment of gut microbiota is often recommended as an efficient strategy to treat obesity. This modulation of gut microbiota can be performed by many methods, including dietary intervention, antibiotic application, the use of prebiotics and probiotics, bariatric surgery and faecal microbiota transplantation. In most cases, positive effects have been observed in response to treatment, but invalid and even contrary effects have also been observed in some cases due to factors that are unrelated to intervention methods, such as genetic factors, patient age or gender, environmental microbiota, climate, geography and lifestyle...
July 25, 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742948/microbial-metabolites-and-graft-versus-host-disease
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Mary Riwes, Pavan Reddy
The health of mammals is a reflection of the diversity and composition of the intestinal microbiota. Alterations in the composition and functions of the intestinal microbiota have been implicated in multiple disease processes. The impact of the microbiota in health and disease is in part a function of the nutrient processing and release of metabolites. Recent studies have uncovered a major role for microbial metabolites in the function of the host immune system by which they influence disease processes such as acute graft versus host disease (GVHD), which is the main complication of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT)...
July 25, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742936/benefits-and-limitations-of-belatacept-in-4-hand-transplanted-patients
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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/28742877/predictors-of-mortality-in-autoimmune-disease-patients-with-concurrent-cytomegalovirus-infections-detected-by-quantitative-real-time-pcr
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Kyoung Yong Lee, Byung-Woo Yoo, Sung Soo Ahn, William Han Bae, Hyukmin Lee, Seung Min Jung, Sang-Won Lee, Yong-Beom Park, Jason Jungsik Song
OBJECTIVE: Cytomegaloviruses (CMV) can have a significant impact on the prognosis of immunocompromised patients. Unlike in the transplantation and AIDS fields, only a few studies on CMV infections have been published in the field of autoimmunity. In this study, we examined the clinical outcomes of CMV infections in patients with autoimmune diseases at a single tertiary medical institution. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed to identify the mortality risk factors associated with CMV infections in patients with autoimmune diseases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742776/venovenous-bypass-is-associated-with-a-lower-incidence-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-liver-transplantation-in-patients-with-compromised-pretransplant-renal-function
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Kai Sun, Fu Hong, Yun Wang, Vatche G Agopian, Min Yan, Ronald W Busuttil, Randolph H Steadman, Victor W Xia
BACKGROUND: Although the hemodynamic benefits of venovenous bypass (VVB) during liver transplantation (LT) are well appreciated, the impact of VVB on posttransplant renal function is uncertain. The aim of this study was to determine if VVB was associated with a lower incidence of posttransplant acute kidney injury (AKI). METHODS: Medical records of adult (≥18 years) patients who underwent primary LT between 2004 and 2014 at a tertiary hospital were reviewed. Patients who required pretransplant renal replacement therapy and intraoperative piggyback technique were excluded...
July 21, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742762/kdigo-clinical-practice-guideline-on-the-evaluation-and-care-of-living-kidney-donors
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Krista L Lentine, Bertram L Kasiske, Andrew S Levey, Patricia L Adams, Josefina Alberú, Mohamed A Bakr, Lorenzo Gallon, Catherine A Garvey, Sandeep Guleria, Philip Kam-Tao Li, Dorry L Segev, Sandra J Taler, Kazunari Tanabe, Linda Wright, Martin G Zeier, Michael Cheung, Amit X Garg
The 2017 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Clinical Practice Guideline on the Evaluation and Care of Living Kidney Donors is intended to assist medical professionals who evaluate living kidney donor candidates and provide care before, during and after donation. The guideline development process followed the Grades of Recommendation Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) approach and guideline recommendations are based on systematic reviews of relevant studies that included critical appraisal of the quality of the evidence and the strength of recommendations...
August 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742721/hepatic-portocholecystostomy-97-cases-from-a-single-institution
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Géraldine Héry, Emmanuel Gonzales, Olivier Bernard, Virginie Fouquet, Frédéric Gauthier, Sophie Branchereau
OBJECTIVES: About 20% of cases of biliary atresia (BA) do not involve the gallbladder, the cystic duct and the common bile duct. In these cases, a hepatoportocholecystostomy (HPC) may be performed instead of the classical hepatoportoenterostomy (HPE). METHODS: We reviewed our cohort to investigate the efficacy of HPC as well as the associated surgical complications and clinical problems. RESULTS: From 1984 to 2009, 97 patients underwent HPC in our institution...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742700/comparison-of-postoperative-outcomes-between-donation-after-circulatory-death-and-donation-after-brain-death-liver-transplantation-using-the-comprehensive-complication-index
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Marit Kalisvaart, Jubi E de Haan, Wojciech G Polak, Herold J Metselaar, Bas P L Wijnhoven, Jan N M IJzermans, Jeroen de Jonge
OBJECTIVE: To test the total burden of complications in the early postoperative period after liver transplantation (LT) between donation after circulatory death (DCD) and donation after brain death (DBD) grafts with the novel Comprehensive Complication Index (CCI). BACKGROUND: LT is complex surgery and the increasing use of high-risk grafts is pressuring current postoperative outcomes. DCD grafts in particular are associated with ischemic-type biliary lesions (ITBL) with subsequent impaired graft survival rates...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742650/reliable-and-easy-to-use-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-for-simultaneous-analysis-of-fluconazole-isavuconazole-itraconazole-hydroxy-itraconazole-posaconazole-and-voriconazole-in-human-plasma-and-serum
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Carsten Müller, David Gehlen, Cornelia Blaich, Domenik Prozeller, Blasius Liss, Thomas Streichert, Martin H J Wiesen
BACKGROUND: A fast and easy-to-use liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method for the determination and quantification of six triazoles (fluconazole (FLZ), isavuconazole (ISZ), itraconazole (ITZ), hydroxy-itraconazole (OH-ITZ), posaconazole (PSZ), voriconazole (VRZ)) in human plasma and serum was developed and validated for therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM). METHODS: Sample preparation was based on protein precipitation with acetonitrile and subsequent centrifugation...
July 24, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742532/pulmonary-pressure-assessment-with-the-total-artificial-heart
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David L Joyce, Margaret M Redfield, Sudhir S Kushwaha, Atta Behfar, Barry A Borlaug, Richard C Daly, Gurpreet S Sandhu, Lyle D Joyce
Reversal of pulmonary hypertension has been observed in patients during a bridge to transplant with a left ventricular assist device. Total artificial heart (TAH) implant prevents subsequent right heart catheterization. Consequently, controversy exists over whether the prosthetic right ventricle improves or exacerbates pulmonary hypertension. A pulmonary artery (PA) pressure monitor was placed in two patients undergoing TAH implant, as a bridge to transplant. One patient had pulmonary hypertension at implant; the other had normal pulmonary pressures...
July 24, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742454/lenalidomide-maintenance-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma-a-meta-analysis
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Philip L McCarthy, Sarah A Holstein, Maria Teresa Petrucci, Paul G Richardson, Cyrille Hulin, Patrizia Tosi, Sara Bringhen, Pellegrino Musto, Kenneth C Anderson, Denis Caillot, Francesca Gay, Philippe Moreau, Gerald Marit, Sin-Ho Jung, Zhinuan Yu, Benjamin Winograd, Robert D Knight, Antonio Palumbo, Michel Attal
Purpose Lenalidomide maintenance therapy after autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT) demonstrated prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) versus placebo or observation in several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM). All studies had PFS as the primary end point, and none were powered for overall survival (OS) as a primary end point. Thus, a meta-analysis was conducted to better understand the impact of lenalidomide maintenance in this setting. Patients and Methods The meta-analysis was conducted using primary-source patient-level data and documentation from three RCTs (Cancer and Leukemia Group B 100104, Gruppo Italiano Malattie Ematologiche dell'Adulto RV-MM-PI-209, and Intergroupe Francophone du Myélome 2005-02) that met the following prespecified inclusion criteria: an RCT in patients with NDMM receiving ASCT followed by lenalidomide maintenance versus placebo or observation with patient-level data available and achieved database lock for primary efficacy analysis...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742419/insights-into-the-management-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-resource-poor-settings-a-mexican-perspective
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Andrés Gomez-De-León, David Gómez-Almaguer, Guillermo J Ruiz-Delgado, Guillermo J Ruiz-Arguelles
The arrival of targeted therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) was revolutionary. However, due to the high cost of tyrosine kinase inhibitors, access to this highly effective therapy with strict monitoring strategies is limited in low to middle-income countries. In this context, following standard recommendations proposed by experts in developed countries is difficult. Areas covered: This review aims to provide an insight into the management of patients with CML living in a resource-limited setting. It addresses several issues: diagnosis, initial treatment, disease monitoring, and additional treatment alternatives including allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation...
July 25, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742341/synthesis-strategies-to-extend-the-variety-of-alginate-based-hybrid-hydrogels-for-cell-microencapsulation
#17
Solène Passemard, Luca Szabó, François Noverraz, Elisa Montanari, Carmen Gonelle-Gispert, Léo Bühler, Christine Wandrey, Sandrine Gerber-Lemaire
The production of hydrogel microspheres (MS) for cell immobilization, maintaining the favorable properties of alginate gels but presenting enhanced performance in terms of in vivo durability and physical properties, is desirable to extend the therapeutic potential of cell transplantation. A novel type of hydrogel MS was produced by straightforward functionalization of sodium alginate (Na-alg) with heterotelechelic poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) derivatives equipped with either end thiol or 1,2-dithiolane moieties...
July 25, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742255/weight-management-strategies-for-those-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-consensus-report-from-the-asia-pacific-society-of-nephrology-and-australia-and-new-zealand-society-of-nephrology-2016-renal-dietitians-meeting
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Kelly Lambert, Jo Beer, Ruth Dumont, Katie Hewitt, Karen Manley, Anthony Meade, Karen Salamon, Katrina Campbell
AIM: Develop a consensus report to guide dietetic management of overweight or obese individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). METHODS: Six statements relating weight management in CKD guided a comprehensive review of the literature. A summary of the evidence was then presented at the renal nutrition meeting of the 2016 Asia Pacific Society of Nephrology and Australia and New Zealand Society of Nephrology. Majority agreement was defined as group agreement on a statement of between 50-74%, and consensus was considered ≥ 75% agreement...
July 25, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742145/survival-analysis-of-conservative-vs-dialysis-treatment-of-elderly-patients-with-ckd-stage-5
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Roman Reindl-Schwaighofer, Alexander Kainz, Michael Kammer, Alexandra Dumfarth, Rainer Oberbauer
Elderly patients represent a growing population among people suffering from ESRD. So far only limited data on actual survival benefits of elderly adults initiating dialysis have been published. Besides the high burden of preexisting comorbidities, dialysis treatment itself may be associated with a further deterioration in functional status in this population. We retrospectively analyzed the Austrian Dialysis and Transplant Registry and identified 8,622 patients who started maintenance hemodialysis after the age of 65 years between 2002 and 2009...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742116/sutureless-microvascular-anastomosis-assisted-by-an-expandable-shape-memory-alloy-stent
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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
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