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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431981/ventricular-assist-device-elicits-serum-natural-igg-that-correlates-with-the-development-of-primary-graft-dysfunction-following-heart-transplantation
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Sarah B See, Kevin J Clerkin, Peter J Kennel, Feifan Zhang, Matthew P Weber, Kortney J Rogers, Debanjana Chatterjee, Elena R Vasilescu, George Vlad, Yoshifumi Naka, Susan W Restaino, Maryjane A Farr, Veli K Topkara, Paolo C Colombo, Donna M Mancini, P Christian Schulze, Bruce Levin, Emmanuel Zorn
BACKGROUND: Pre-transplant sensitization is a limiting factor in solid-organ transplantation. In heart transplants, ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation has been associated with sensitization to human leukocyte antigens (HLA). The effect of VAD on non-HLA antibodies is unclear. We have previously shown that polyreactive natural antibodies (Nabs) contribute to pre-sensitization in kidney allograft recipients. Here we assessed generation of Nabs after VAD implantation in pre-transplant sera and examined their contribution to cardiac allograft outcome...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431061/high-prevalence-of-arrhythmic-and-myocardial-complications-in-patients-with-cardiac-glycogenosis-due-to-prkag2-mutations
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Julien Thevenon, Gabriel Laurent, Flavie Ader, Pascal Laforêt, Didier Klug, Anju Duva Pentiah, Laurent Gouya, Claude Alain Maurage, Salem Kacet, Jean-Christophe Eicher, Juliette Albuisson, Michel Desnos, Eric Bieth, Denis Duboc, Laurent Martin, Patricia Réant, François Picard, Claire Bonithon-Kopp, Elodie Gautier, Christine Binquet, Christel Thauvin-Robinet, Laurence Faivre, Patrice Bouvagnet, Philippe Charron, Pascale Richard
Aims: Mutations in PRKAG2, the gene encoding for the γ2 subunit of 5'-AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), are responsible for an autosomal dominant glycogenosis with a cardiac presentation, associating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), ventricular pre-excitation (VPE), and progressive heart block. The aim of this study was to perform a retrospective time-to-event study of the clinical manifestations associated with PRKAG2 mutations. Methods and Results: A cohort of 34 patients from 9 families was recruited between 2001 and 2010...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421570/-real-world-experience-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-at-a-swiss-tertiary-care-center
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Stephan Winnik, Christian Elsener, Burkhardt Seifert, Christoph Starck, Agnes Straub, Ardan M Saguner, Alexander Breitenstein, Nazmi Krasniqi, Markus J Wilhelm, Laurent Haegeli, Firat Duru, Stefano Benussi, Francesco Maisano, Thomas F Lüscher, Johannis Holzmeister, David Huerlimann, Frank Ruschitzka, Jan Steffel
BACKGROUND: Based on a reduction in morbidity and mortality, cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) has evolved as a standard therapy for patients with advanced heart failure. OBJECTIVE: To provide insight into patient demographics, safety, echocardiographic remodelling and long-term follow-up of patients treated with CRT in a "real-world" setting at a Swiss tertiary care centre. METHODS: Patients implanted with a CRT device at the University Heart Centre Zurich between 2000 and 2015 were consecutively enrolled...
April 19, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408455/cell-therapy-trials-in-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Hidemasa Oh
Dramatic evolution in medical and catheter interventions and complex surgeries to treat children with congenital heart disease (CHD) has led to a growing number of patients with a multitude of long-term complications associated with morbidity and mortality. Heart failure in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome predicated by functional single ventricle lesions is associated with an increase in CHD prevalence and remains a significant challenge. Pathophysiological mechanisms contributing to the progression of CHD, including single ventricle lesions and dilated cardiomyopathy, and adult heart disease may inevitably differ...
April 14, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405091/ambulatory-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-with-subclavian-venoarterial-cannulation-to-increase-mobility-and-recovery-in-a-patient-awaiting-cardiac-transplantation
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Samuel Jacob, Juan C MacHannaford, Themistokles Chamogeorgakis, Gonzalo V Gonzalez-Stawinski, Joost Felius, Aldo E Rafael, Rajasekhar S Malyala, Brian Lima
Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can provide temporary cardiopulmonary support for patients in hemodynamic extremis or refractory heart failure until more durable therapies-such as cardiac transplantation or a left ventricular assist device-can be safely implemented. Conventional ECMO cannulation strategies commonly employ the femoral artery and vein, constraining the patients to the supine position for the duration of ECMO support. We have recently adopted a modified cannulation approach to promote patient mobility, rehabilitation, and faster recovery and to mitigate complications associated with femoral arterial cannulation, such as limb ischemia and compartment syndrome...
April 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404072/distinctive-features-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Elisabetta Degasperi, Massimo Colombo
Hepatocellular carcinoma is the fifth most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis have been identified as emergent risk factors for this primary liver cancer. Incidence of NAFLD is increasing as a consequence of the epidemic spread of metabolic syndrome, which can result in progressive liver disease, leading to cirrhosis and its complications. Most data about the prevalence and incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with NAFLD are from a few population and cohort studies; its incidence is increasing and it is likely to become a leading indication for liver transplantation, especially in industrialised countries...
October 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394814/percutaneous-mechanical-circulatory-support-using-impella%C3%A2-devices-for-decompensated-cardiogenic-shock-a-pediatric-heart-center-experience
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Dhaval Parekh, Aamir Jeewa, Sebastian C Tume, William J Dreyer, Ricardo Pignatelli, David Horne, Henri Justino, Athar M Qureshi
Cardiogenic shock remains a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in children with heart failure. Percutaneous mechanical circulatory support may be an additional tool to augment left heart support and decompression in addition to conventional therapies. This report aims to review the clinical and hemodynamic outcomes of the Impella® device at a pediatric center. A retrospective review of all implants between October 2014 and November 2016 was conducted. Clinical outcomes, device implant techniques, complications, and hemodynamic data were collected...
April 6, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376034/rapid-discontinuation-of-prednisone-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-15-year-outcomes-from-the-university-of-minnesota
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Oscar Kenneth Serrano, Raja Kandaswamy, Kristen Gillingham, Srinath Chinnakotla, Ty B Dunn, Erik Finger, William Payne, Hassan Ibrahim, Aleksandra Kukla, Richard Spong, Naim Issa, Timothy L Pruett, Arthur Matas
BACKGROUND: Short- and intermediate-term results have been reported after rapid discontinuation of prednisone (RDP) in kidney transplant recipients. Yet there has been residual concern about late graft failure in the absence of maintenance prednisone. METHODS: From October 1, 1999, through June 1, 2015, we performed a total of 1553 adult 1st and 2nd kidney transplants-1021 with a living donor (LD), 532 with a deceased donor (DD)-under our RDP protocol. We analyzed the 15-year actuarial overall patient survival (PS), graft survival (GS), death-censored graft survival (DCGS), and acute rejection-free survival (ARFS) rates for RDP compared to historical controls on maintenance prednisone...
April 3, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373639/assessment-of-volumetric-hemodynamic-parameters-and-body-composition-in-stable-renal-transplant-recipients
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Łukasz Czyżewski, Janusz Wyzgał, Emilia Czyżewska, Joanna Sańko-Resmer, Łukasz Szarpak
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been associated with decreased graft survival and increased complications in renal transplant recipients (RTRs). The objectives of this study were to explore the relationship between body composition and hemodynamic parameters (cardiac index [CI] and systemic vascular resistance index [SVRI]) in RTRs. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 80 RTRs (mean age: 51±8 yrs) who had been admitted to our Nephrology and Transplantology Clinic at 0.5 to 28 years after KTx...
April 4, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340319/apigenin-reduces-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-subsequent-cytokine-production-as-protective-effect-in-a-rodent-animal-model-of-lung-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Ioannis Bougioukas, Vassilios Didilis, Alexander Emmert, Ahmad F Jebran, Regina Waldmann-Beushausen, Tomislav Stojanovic, Friedrich A Schoendube, Bernhard C Danner
PURPOSE: Lung ischemia-reperfusion injury (LIRI) can complicate lung transplantation or cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass, increasing morbidity and mortality. In LIRI, pro-inflammatory cytokines are activated, reactive oxygen species are generated and nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) is up-regulated, altering lung mechanics. We tested the effect of the flavonoid apigenin on a rodent model of LIRI. METHODS: Thirty-seven Wistar rats were subjected to LIRI with or without a single or double dose of apigenin...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331134/significance-and-value-of-endomyocardial-biopsy-based-on-our-own-experience
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REVIEW
Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Taka-Aki Matsuyama, Keiko Ohta-Ogo, Yoshihiko Ikeda
Endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) has been established in parallel with the development of percutaneous catheter technology for the diagnosis of cardiac diseases. It was developed in the early 1960 s in Japan by Drs. Konno, Sakakibara and Sekiguchi of Tokyo Women's Medical University. EMB is a valuable and useful, but invasive, modality for making a definite diagnosis in diseases such as myocarditis and secondary cardiomyopathies, which are often difficult to diagnose by imaging modality alone. In the field of heart transplantation, the histology of EMB helps monitor rejection to allografts...
March 24, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328555/association-of-pediatric-cardiac-surgical-volume-and-mortality-after-cardiac-ecmo
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Cindy S Barrett, Titus T Chan, Jacob Wilkes, Susan L Bratton, Ravi R Thiagarajan
Centers with higher surgical and ECMO volume have improved survival for children undergoing pediatric cardiac surgery and ECMO respectively. We examined the relationship between both cardiac surgical and cardiac ECMO volumes, with survival. Using data from the Pediatric Health Information System, we reviewed patients who underwent ECMO during the hospitalization for cardiac surgery or heart transplantation from January 2003- June 2014. Among 106,967 patients in 43 centers undergoing a Risk Adjustment for Congenital Heart Surgery-1 (RACHS) 1-6 procedure (n =104,951) and/or cardiac transplantation (n=2016), 2...
March 20, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325075/acquired-transdiaphragmatic-hernia-an-unusual-cause-of-cardiac-tamponade
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Virginie D'Orio, Pierre Demondion, Guillaume Lebreton, Guillaume Coutance, Sheida Varnous, Pascal Leprince
Transdiaphragmatic peritoneopericardial hernia is a rare complication after peritoneopericardial window formation, coronary artery bypass grafting using the gastroepiploic artery, or subxiphoid epicardial pacemaker insertion. We describe two different clinical presentations of transdiaphragmatic peritoneopericardial hernia in patients who had undergone recent heart transplantation. One was an exceptional case of cardiac tamponade caused by small bowel strangulation through a diaphragmatic defect.
March 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317398/cardiac-transplantation-towards-a-new-noninvasive-approach-of-cardiac-allograft-rejection
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REVIEW
Sophie I Mavrogeni, George Athanasopoulos, Aggeliki Gouziouta, Evangelos Leontiadis, Stamatis Adamopoulos, Genovefa Kolovou
Cardiac allograft rejection (CAR) may occur after transplantation and remains silent, until hemodynamic deterioration takes place. Endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) is applied to early detect CAR. Although, flexible bioptoms have decreased the incidence of lethal complications, EMB remains an invasive procedure carrying risk of tamponade and permanent heart block. Therefore, a new non-invasive approach is needed. Areas covered: AlloMap molecular expression testing and graft-derived cell-free DNA (GcfDNA) test can be used as blood indices of acute and chronic CAR, respectively...
April 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286198/in-hospital-mortality-and-post-transplantation-complications-in-elderly-multiple-myeloma-patients-undergoing-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-population-based-study
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Larysa Sanchez, Michael Sylvester, Ricardo Parrondo, Veronica Mariotti, Jean Anderson Eloy, Victor T Chang
Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HSCT) has improved survival in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) and is increasingly used in elderly patients. The aim of this study was to characterize and compare in-hospital complications and mortality after auto-HSCT in younger (< age 65) versus elderly (> age 65) MM patients utilizing the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Over a 3-year period (2008 to 2010), 2209 patients with MM were admitted to US hospitals for auto-HSCT. The median age was 59 years, with 1650 patients (74...
March 9, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283844/long-term-survival-and-cardiopulmonary-outcome-in-children-with-hurler-syndrome-after-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Su Han Lum, Karolina M Stepien, Arunabha Ghosh, Alexander Broomfield, Heather Church, Jean Mercer, Simon Jones, Robert Wynn
Premature death in untreated children with Hurler syndrome (HS) in the first decade of life is largely due to life-threatening cardiopulmonary complications. We examined the long-term survival and cardiopulmonary outcome in 54 children undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital from 1985 to 2008. The median age at first HSCT was 15.1 months. Eighteen had graft failure and nine died after first HSCT. Of 18 patients with graft failure, 17 underwent second HSCT and the remaining one was lost to follow-up (LOF)...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279419/cardiac-dysfunction-and-heart-failure-in-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-survivors-emerging-paradigms-in-pathophysiology-screening-and-prevention
#17
REVIEW
Saro H Armenian, Thomas D Ryan, Michel G Khouri
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) has been used for curative intent in patients with hematologic and nonhematologic malignancies, resulting in an increasing number of HCT survivors. These survivors are at risk for serious and life-threatening complications, including cardiovascular disease (CVD). This article provides an overview of CVD in HCT survivors, describing the pathophysiology of disease, with a special emphasis on therapeutic exposures and comorbidities unique to this population. This article also discusses novel screening and prevention strategies that have shown promise in non-HCT cancer populations, emphasizing opportunities for collaboration between cardiologists and hematologists to improve the cardiovascular health of HCT survivors...
April 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273330/interventions-for-hereditary-haemochromatosis-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Elena Buzzetti, Maria Kalafateli, Douglas Thorburn, Brian R Davidson, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: Hereditary haemochromatosis is a genetic disorder related to proteins involved in iron transport, resulting in iron load and deposition of iron in various tissues of the body. This iron overload leads to complications including liver cirrhosis (and related complications such as liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma), cardiac failure, cardiac arrhythmias, impotence, diabetes, arthritis, and skin pigmentation. Phlebotomy (venesection or 'blood letting') is the currently recommended treatment for hereditary haemochromatosis...
March 8, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271596/team-based-approach-to-identify-cardiac-toxicity-in-critically-ill-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
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Christopher E Dandoy, Sonata Jodele, Zachary Paff, Russel Hirsch, Thomas D Ryan, John L Jefferies, Michelle Cash, Seth Rotz, Abigail Pate, Michael D Taylor, Javier El-Bietar, Kasiani C Myers, Gregory Wallace, Adam Nelson, Michael Grimley, Thomas Pfeiffer, Adam Lane, Stella M Davies, Ranjit S Chima
INTRODUCTION: We observed pulmonary hypertension (PH), pericardial effusions, and left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) in multiple critically ill hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients. We implemented routine structured echocardiography screening for HSCT recipients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) using a standardized multidisciplinary process. METHODS: HSCT recipients admitted to the PICU with respiratory distress, hypoxia, shock, and complications related to transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy were screened on admission and every 1-2 weeks thereafter...
March 8, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262921/cardiomyopathy-in-patients-after-posttransplant-cyclophosphamide-based-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Chien-Jung Lin, Justin M Vader, Michael Slade, John F DiPersio, Peter Westervelt, Rizwan Romee
BACKGROUND: The use of posttransplant cyclophosphamide (PT-Cy) has contributed significantly to the success of haploidentical hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Furthermore, several studies have shown promising results in the human leukocyte antigen-matched setting. However, the use of high-dose cyclophosphamide has been associated with the development of cardiomyopathy. There is a paucity of data concerning posttransplant cardiac complications in patients undergoing PT-Cy-based HCT...
March 6, 2017: Cancer
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