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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631410/coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-to-treat-coronary-arterial-occlusion-incurred-during-orthotopic-heart-transplantation
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Keshava Rajagopal, Indranee Rajapreyar, Biswajit Kar, Pranav Loyalka, Igor D Gregoric
We report a case of left circumflex coronary artery occlusion sustained during orthotopic heart transplantation. Emergent coronary artery bypass grafting was performed, with recovery of cardiac function. The etiology and management of this complication are reviewed.
June 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599279/myoblast-transplantation-improves-cardiac-function-after-myocardial-infarction-through-attenuating-inflammatory-responses
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Bo Wang, Likui Zhang, Hao Cao, Junqi Yang, Manya Wu, Yali Ma, Huimin Fan, Zhenzhen Zhan, Zhongmin Liu
Myocardial infarction (MI) is a highly prevalent cardiac emergency, which results in adverse cardiac remodeling and then exacerbates progressive heart failure. Inflammatory responses in cardiac tissue after MI is necessary for myocardium repair and wound healing. However, the excessive inflammation is also a key component of subsequent heart failure pathology. Myoblast transplantation after MI have been fulfilled attractive effects on cardiac repair, but the complications of transplantation and the underlying mechanisms have not been fully elucidated...
May 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598888/long-term-diabetes-complications-after-pancreas-transplantation
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Trond Jenssen, Anders Hartmann, Kåre I Birkeland
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The intention of this study is to summarize present knowledge about adverse effects of hyperglycemia in diabetes, and in this context review more recent data concerning the effects of pancreas transplantation on a wide range of diabetic complications. RECENT FINDINGS: Effective blood glucose control by insulin delays progression of microvascular complications and probably improves survival in type 1 diabetes. A successful pancreas transplantation combined with a kidney graft has recently been found to prevent diabetic kidney lesions, and registry data support improved long-term patient survival...
June 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598573/successful-treatment-of-tacrolimus-related-pure-red-cell-aplasia-and-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-with-rituximab-in-a-pediatric-cardiac-transplant-patient
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Chenue Abongwa, Ghada Abusin, Ayman El-Sheikh
Acquired pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) and autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) are rare complications of immunosuppression in pediatric solid organ transplant patients. We report a 14-month-old female child who developed Coombs positive hemolytic anemia and reticulocytopenia while on tacrolimus after cardiac transplantation. She was successfully treated with rituximab after failing treatment with corticosteroids and intravenous immunoglobulins. Clinicians should consider PRCA differential diagnosis in a patient presenting with reticulocytopenia and hemolysis...
June 9, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588093/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-therapy-in-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia-cardiomyopathy-predictors-of-appropriate-therapy-outcomes-and-complications
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Gabriela M Orgeron, Cynthia A James, Anneline Te Riele, Crystal Tichnell, Brittney Murray, Aditya Bhonsale, Ihab R Kamel, Stephan L Zimmerman, Daniel P Judge, Jane Crosson, Harikrishna Tandri, Hugh Calkins
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy is characterized by ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Once the diagnosis is established, risk stratification to determine whether implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) placement is warranted is critical. METHODS AND RESULTS: The cohort included 312 patients (163 men, age at presentation 33.6±13.9 years) with definite arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy who received an ICD...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571639/longitudinal-outcomes-of-patients%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-single-ventricle-after%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-fontan%C3%A2-procedure
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Andrew M Atz, Victor Zak, Lynn Mahony, Karen Uzark, Nicholas D'agincourt, David J Goldberg, Richard V Williams, Roger E Breitbart, Steven D Colan, Kristin M Burns, Renee Margossian, Heather T Henderson, Rosalind Korsin, Bradley S Marino, Kaitlyn Daniels, Brian W McCrindle
BACKGROUND: Multicenter longitudinal objective data for survival into adulthood of patients who have undergone Fontan procedures are lacking. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to describe transplant-free survival and explore relationships between laboratory measures of ventricular performance and functional status over time. METHODS: Exercise testing, echocardiography, B-type natriuretic peptide, functional health assessment, and medical history abstraction were repeated 9...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556380/waitlist-outcomes-for-patients-relisted-following-failed-donation-after-cardiac-death-liver-transplant-implications-for-awarding-meld-exception-scores
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Kristopher P Croome, David D Lee, Justin H Nguyen, Andrew P Keaveny, C Burcin Taner
Understanding of outcomes for patients re-listed for ischemic cholangiopathy (IC) following a donation after cardiac death (DCD) liver transplant (LT) will help standardization of MELD exception scheme for re-transplantation. Early relisting (E-RL) for DCD graft failure due to PNF or HAT was defined as re-listing ≤ 14 days after DCD-LT, late relisting (L-RL) due to biliary complications was defined as re-listing 14 days- 3 years after DCD-LT. Of 3908 DCD-LT performed nationally between 2002-2016, 540 (13...
May 29, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554673/secondary-sclerosing-cholangitis-in-cardiac-surgical-patients-a-complication-with-a-dismal-prognosis
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Ina Schade, Dejan Radakovic, Jörg Hoffmann, Sebastian-Patrick Sommer, Ullrich Stefenelli, Christoph Schimmer, Rainer G Leyh, Ivan Aleksic
OBJECTIVES: Secondary sclerosing cholangitis in critically ill patients is a rapidly progressing disease leading to biliary fibrosis and cirrhosis. We describe the course of sclerosing cholangitis in critically ill patients after cardiac surgery and compare this with matched patients. METHODS: A retrospective search for "secondary sclerosing cholangitis" and "liver and/or hepatic failure" in all adult patients (aged 18-93 years) who underwent cardiac surgery from April 2007 to March 2016 identified 192 of 8625 patients...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551379/review-of-1-000-consecutive-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-runs-as-a-quality-initiative
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Harold N Lovvorn, Daphne C Hardison, Heidi Chen, Ashly C Westrick, Melissa E Danko, Brian C Bridges, William F Walsh, John B Pietsch
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is a resource-intensive mode of life-support potentially applicable when conventional therapies fail. Given the initial success of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to support neonates and infants in the 1980s, indications have expanded to include adolescents, adults, and selected moribund patients during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This single-institution analysis was conducted to evaluate programmatic growth, outcomes, and risk for death despite extracorporeal membrane oxygenation across all ages and diseases...
May 24, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546375/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-severe-pediatric-respiratory-failure
#10
John C Lin
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was developed initially in the 1960s to support refractory respiratory failure in addition to the cardiac support inherent in a venoarterial bypass circuit. Early successes occurred predominantly in the neonatal population with subsequent randomized controlled trials and comprehensive reviews concluding therapeutic efficacy for ECMO in neonatal respiratory failure. In contrast, the evidence supporting ECMO for respiratory failure in children is less definitive. However, although pediatric randomized controlled trials have not been completed, sufficient evidence in support of ECMO as a beneficial therapy for pediatric respiratory failure exists...
June 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538652/association-between-delayed-graft-function-and-graft-loss-in-donation-after-cardiac-death-kidney-transplants-a-paired-kidney-registry-analysis
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Wai H Lim, Stephen P McDonald, Graeme R Russ, Jeremy R Chapman, Maggie Km Ma, Henry Pleass, Bryon Jaques, Germaine Wong
BACKGROUND: Delayed graft function (DGF) is an established complication after donation after cardiac death (DCD) kidney transplants, but the impact of DGF on graft outcomes is uncertain. To minimize donor variability and bias, a paired donor kidney analysis was undertaken where 1 kidney developed DGF and the other did not develop DGF using data from the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry. METHODS: Using paired DCD kidney data from the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry, we examined the association between DGF, graft and patient outcomes between 1994 and 2012 using adjusted Cox regression models...
June 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533908/ascites-refractory-ascites-and-hyponatremia-in-cirrhosis
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Brett Fortune, Andres Cardenas
Ascites is the most common complication related to cirrhosis and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Ascites is a consequence of the loss of compensatory mechanisms to maintain the overall effective arterial blood volume due to worsening splanchnic arterial vasodilation as a result of clinically significant portal hypertension. In order to maintain effective arterial blood volume, vasoconstrictor and antinatriuretic pathways are activated, which increase overall sodium and fluid retention...
May 2017: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512290/evolution-of-drug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-after-dcd-renal-transplantation
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Hong Jiang, Luxi Cao, Lihui Qu, Tingting Qu, Guangjun Liu, Rending Wang, Bingjue Li, Yuchen Wang, Chaoqun Ying, Miao Chen, Yingying Lu, Shi Feng, Yonghong Xiao, Junwen Wang, Jianyong Wu, Jianghua Chen
Infection after renal transplantation remains a major cause of morbidity and death, especially infection from the extensively drug-resistant bacteria, A. baumannii. A total of fourteen A. baumannii isolates were isolated from the donors' preserved fluid from DCD (donation after cardiac death) renal transplantation and four isolates in the recipients' draining liquid at the Kidney Disease Center, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, from March 2013 to November 2014. An outbreak of A...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508324/impact-of-clinical-pharmacist-intervention-in-anticoagulation-clinic-in-sudan
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Nahid Osman Ahmed, Bashier Osman, Yassein Mohamed Abdelhai, Tariq Muhammed Hashim El-Hadiyah
Background Many trials have compared anticoagulation management provided by a pharmacist led anticoagulation clinic versus usual physician care showing the role for clinical pharmacist in the management of anticoagulant therapy, and demonstrating excellent outcomes. In Sudan, there is no published research evaluating the role of pharmacist in providing pharmaceutical care for patients taking warfarin. Objective The objective of the study is to assess the role of clinical pharmacist intervention in warfarin patients compared to usual medical care...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501318/mortality-rehospitalization-and-post-transplant-complications-in-gender-mismatched-heart-transplant-recipients
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Anne Jalowiec, Kathleen L Grady, Connie White-Williams
BACKGROUND: Limited research has been published on outcomes in heart transplant (HT) recipients with gender-mismatched donors. OBJECTIVE: Compare 3-year post-transplant outcomes in 2 groups of gender-mismatched HT recipients and a no-mismatch group. METHODS: Sample: 347 HT recipients: 21.3% (74) received a heart from the opposite gender: Group 1: same gender donor/recipient (273, 78.7%); Group 2: female donor/male recipient (40, 11.5%); Group 3: male donor/female recipient (34, 9...
May 10, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486870/long-term-cardiac-morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-with-aortic-valve-disease-following-liver-transplantation-a-case-matching-study
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Ramona Nicolau-Raducu, Thomas Marshall, Hamang Patel, Kelly Ural, Joseph Koveleskie, Susan Smith, Donald Ganier, Bryan Evans, Brian Fish, William Daly, Ari J Cohen, George Loss, Amjad Bokhari, Bobby Nossaman
INTRODUCTION: This retrospective study examined the role of aortic valve (AV) disease in patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) to determine the incidence of postoperative cardiac morbidity and mortality when compared with a matched control group without AV disease. METHODS: Patients were included in the AV group if diagnosed with aortic stenosis (AS) or aortic regurgitation or had received AV replacement prior to OLT. The AV group (n = 53) was matched to a control group (n = 212) with the following preoperative variables: type of organ transplanted, age, gender, race, body mass index, MELD, redo-transplantation, preoperative renal replacement therapy, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, viral hepatitis, diabetes, and coronary artery disease...
May 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471885/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Laurence Dangers, Nicholas Bréchot, Matthieu Schmidt, Guillaume Lebreton, Guillaume Hékimian, Ania Nieszkowska, Sébastien Besset, Jean-Louis Trouillet, Jean Chastre, Pascal Leprince, Alain Combes, Charles-Edouard Luyt
OBJECTIVE: Long-term outcomes of patients treated with venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute decompensated heart failure (i.e., cardiogenic shock complicating chronic cardiomyopathy) have not yet been reported. This study was undertaken to describe their outcomes and determine mortality-associated factors. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of data prospectively collected. SETTING: Twenty-six-bed tertiary hospital ICU. PATIENTS: One hundred five patients implanted with venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute decompensated heart failure...
May 3, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470007/incidental-echocardiographic-finding-fractured-inferior-vena-cava-filter
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Bhradeev Sivasambu, Deepa Kabirdas, Assad Movahed
Inferior vena cava filters have gained increasing popularity in recent decades and knowledge on rare complications becomes vital to practicing physicians. A 30-year-old African American male with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, end-stage renal disease, history of deep venous thrombosis and placement of venacaval filter who was seen in the cardiology clinic for cardiac risks stratification prior to renal transplant. Patient denied any cardiac symptoms. A transthoracic echocardiogram was performed and showed two linear echoes bright densities in the right atrium and right ventricle embedded which was later found to be fractured filter struts by computed tomography...
April 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466117/invasive-hemodynamic-assessment-of-patients-with-heart-failure-and-pulmonary-hypertension
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REVIEW
Rupa K Patil, Parag Goyal, Rajesh V Swaminathan, Luke K Kim, Dmitriy N Feldman
Right heart catheterization (RHC) with a pulmonary artery (PA) catheter is a minimally invasive method of obtaining hemodynamic data (e.g., right atrial and pulmonary pressures, cardiac output, pulmonary vascular resistance), which are used to diagnose and manage patients with advanced heart failure (HF), HF with preserved ejection fraction, and pulmonary hypertension (PH). Invasive hemodynamic data obtained from RHC can aid in the prognostication of HF and PH patients and are important in guiding decisions of implanting mechanical circulatory support devices and listing patients for heart and/or lung transplantation...
June 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465118/development-and-validation-of-a-major-adverse-transplant-event-mate-score-to-predict-late-graft-loss-in-pediatric-heart-transplantation
#20
Christopher S Almond, Helena Hoen, Joseph W Rossano, Chesney Castleberry, Scott R Auerbach, Lingyao Yang, Ashwin K Lal, Melanie D Everitt, Matthew Fenton, Seth A Hollander, Elfriede Pahl, Elizabeth Pruitt, David N Rosenthal, Doff B McElhinney, Kevin P Daly, Manisha Desai
BACKGROUND: There is inadequate power to perform a valid clinical trial in pediatric heart transplantation (HT) using a conventional end-point, because the disease is rare and hard end-points, such as death or graft loss, are infrequent. We sought to develop and validate a surrogate end-point involving the cumulative burden of post-transplant complications to predict death/graft loss to power a randomized clinical trial of maintenance immunosuppression in pediatric HT. METHODS: Pediatric Heart Transplant Study (PHTS) data were used to identify all children who underwent an isolated orthotopic HT between 2005 and 2014 who survived to 6 months post-HT...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
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