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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433103/liver-transplantation-for-wilson-disease
#1
Ahsan Ahmad, Euriko Torrazza-Perez, Michael L Schilsky
Liver transplantation (LT) is a life-saving and curative treatment for Wilson disease (WD), providing restoration of function of the liver and mitigation of portal hypertension. Indications for LT in patients with WD include acute liver failure or end-stage liver disease not treatable by medical therapy. LT is also used to treat hepatocellular carcinoma when it develops in patients with WD when tumor resection is not feasible. LT solely for neurologic or psychiatric WD remains controversial. Living liver donation as well as cadaveric orthotopic and auxiliary LT are options for transplantation for WD...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430300/left-ventricular-assist-pump-pocket-infection-conservative-treatment-strategy-for-destination-therapy-candidates
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Elie Haddad, François-Xavier Lescure, Walid Ghodhbane, Laurent Lepage, Camille D'humieres, William Vindrios, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Patrick Nataf, Matthias Kirsch
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is a major cause of mortality and morbidity, particularly among patients with advanced disease and no access to cardiac transplantation. LVAD implantation is not only a bridge-to-transplantation option for patients awaiting a heart donor, but is often used as bridge-to-destination therapy in patients unsuited for transplantation for various reasons. LVAD infection is considered the second-most common cause of death in patients who survive the initial 6 months on LVAD support...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421147/electrophysiological-morphological-and-ultrastructural-features-of-the-injured-spinal-cord-tissue-after-transplantation-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-mononuclear-cells-genetically-modified-with-the-vegf-and-gdnf-genes
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Y O Mukhamedshina, Z E Gilazieva, S S Arkhipova, L R Galieva, E E Garanina, A A Shulman, G G Yafarova, Y A Chelyshev, N V Shamsutdinova, A A Rizvanov
In this study, we examined the efficacy of human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells (hUCB-MCs), genetically modified with the VEGF and GDNF genes using adenoviral vectors, on posttraumatic regeneration after transplantation into the site of spinal cord injury (SCI) in rats. Thirty days after SCI, followed by transplantation of nontransduced hUCB-MCs, we observed an improvement in H (latency period, LP) and M(Amax) waves, compared to the group without therapy after SCI. For genetically modified hUCB-MCs, there was improvement in Amax of M wave and LP of both the M and H waves...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417344/biotherapy-in-inflammatory-diseases-of-the-cns-current-knowledge-and-applications
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REVIEW
Nicolas Collongues, Laure Michel, Jérôme de Seze
Biotherapy represents an innovative therapeutic approach that includes immunotherapy (vaccines, apheresis, and antibodies); gene therapy; and stem cell transplants. Their development helps to cross the bridge from bench to bedside and brings new hope of a cure for severe diseases in different fields of medicine. In neurology, a growing range of applications is being developed for these medications. Valuable results are now available in the field of autoimmunity, neuro-oncology, paraneoplastic manifestations, and neurodegenerative disorders...
May 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408731/long-term-outcome-after-liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-following-yttrium-90-radioembolization-bridging-treatment
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Sonia Radunz, Jürgen Treckmann, Hideo A Baba, Jan Best, Stefan Müller, Jens M Theysohn, Andreas Paul, Tamás Benkö
BACKGROUND Bridging treatments are employed in liver transplant waitlist patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) because of the risk of tumor progression during the waiting time. Radioembolization is mostly employed in the control of large or multifocal HCCs when other locoregional treatment modalities cannot be applied because of the number or size of lesions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate our experience with the use of radioembolization as a bridge to transplantation and its effect on tumor recurrence and survival after liver transplantation...
April 14, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408022/left-ventricular-assist-device-as-a-bridge%C3%A2-to-recovery-for-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure
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Djordje G Jakovljevic, Magdi H Yacoub, Stephan Schueler, Guy A MacGowan, Lazar Velicki, Petar M Seferovic, Sandeep Hothi, Bing-Hsiean Tzeng, David A Brodie, Emma Birks, Lip-Bun Tan
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have been used as an effective therapeutic option in patients with advanced heart failure, either as a bridge to transplantation, as destination therapy, or in some patients, as a bridge to recovery. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated whether patients undergoing an LVAD bridge-to-recovery protocol can achieve cardiac and physical functional capacities equivalent to those of healthy controls. METHODS: Fifty-eight male patients-18 implanted with a continuous-flow LVAD, 16 patients with LVAD explanted (recovered patients), and 24 heart transplant candidates (HTx)-and 97 healthy controls performed a maximal graded cardiopulmonary exercise test with continuous measurements of respiratory gas exchange and noninvasive (rebreathing) hemodynamic data...
April 18, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404929/hematology-oncology-practice-in-the-asia-pacific-aphcon-survey-results-from-the-6th-international-hematologic-malignancies-conference-bridging-the-gap-2015-beijing-china
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Xiao Jun Huang, Kaiyan Liu, David Ritchie, Borje Andersson, Jin Lu, Jian Hou, Adolfo de la Fuente Burguera, JianXiang Wang, Allen Yeoh, Chenhua Yan, Daobin Zhou, Daryl Tan, Dong Wook Kim, Depei Wu, Elizabeth Shpall, Stephen Kornblau, Sattava Neelapu, Suradej Hongeng, Jianyong Li, Jiong Hu, Lian Sheng Zhang, Michael Wang, Pankaj Malhotra, Qian Jiang, Yazhen Qin, Raymond Wong, Richard Champlin, Frederick Hagemeister, Jason Westin, Swaminathan Iyer, Vikram Mathews, Yu Wang, Yu Hu, Zhijian Xiao, Zonghong Shao, Robert Z Orlowski, Chor Sang Chim, Stephen Mulligan, Miguel Sanz, Keiya Ozawa, Simrit Parmar, Surapol Issaragrisil
This report serves as a snapshot of the state-of-knowledge in the Asia Pacific (APAC) Hematology Oncology community, and establishes a baseline for longitudinal investigations to follow changes in best practices over time. The objective of this study was to understand the approach to hematologic diseases, common standards of care and best practices, issues that remain controversial or debated, and educational or resource gaps that warrant attention. We used mobile application to disseminate and distribute questionnaires to delegates during the 6th international hematologic malignancies conference hosted by the APAC Hematology Consortium at Beijing, China...
February 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404203/antifibrotics-in-chronic-liver-disease-tractable-targets-and-translational-challenges
#8
REVIEW
Prakash Ramachandran, Neil C Henderson
Chronic liver disease prevalence is increasing globally. Iterative liver damage, secondary to any cause of liver injury, results in progressive fibrosis, disrupted hepatic architecture, and aberrant regeneration, which are defining characteristics of liver cirrhosis. Liver transplantation is an effective treatment for end-stage liver disease; however, demand greatly outweighs donor organ supply, and in many parts of the world liver transplantation is unavailable. Hence, effective antifibrotic therapies are urgently required...
December 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403219/incidental-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-liver-transplantation-prevalence-histopathological-features-and-prognostic-impact
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Pablo Pérez, Manuel Rodríguez-Perálvarez, Lourdes Guerrero, Víctor González, Rafael Sánchez, Macarena Centeno, Antonio Poyato, Javier Briceño, Marina Sánchez-Frías, Jose Luis Montero, Manuel De la Mata
BACKGROUND: Incidental hepatocellular carcinoma (iHCC) is a histological finding after liver transplantation (LT) which relevance has been scarcely studied. AIMS: to describe the histopathological features of iHCC and to determine its prognostic impact in terms of tumor recurrence and overall survival. METHODS: Observational study including 451 consecutive adult LT patients (2000-2013). Patients aged<18, retransplanted or with early postoperative death were excluded...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403210/molecular-adsorbent-recirculating-system-mars-in-acute-liver-injury-and-graft-dysfunction-results-from-a-case-control-study
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Hans U Gerth, Michele Pohlen, Gerold Thölking, Hermann Pavenstädt, Marcus Brand, Christian Wilms, Anna Hüsing-Kabar, Dennis Görlich, Iyad Kabar, Hartmut H J Schmidt
BACKGROUND: The primary therapeutic goals in the treatment of liver injury are to support liver regeneration or bridge the gap to liver transplantation (LT). Molecular adsorbent recirculating system (MARS) therapy has shown beneficial effects for specific symptoms of liver failure; however, general survival advantages have not yet been demonstrated. AIM: We studied the effects of MARS therapy compared to standard medical treatment (SMT) in two patient cohorts: in patients with an acute liver injury and in those with graft dysfunction (GD)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392205/radiofrequency-vs-microwave-ablation-after-neoadjuvant-transarterial-bland-and-drug-eluting-microsphere-chembolization-for-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Lindsay M Thornton, Roniel Cabrera, Melissa Kapp, Michael Lazarowicz, Jeffrey D Vogel, Beau B Toskich
AIM: To retrospectively compare the initial response, local recurrence, and complication rates of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) vs microwave ablation (MWA) when combined with neoadjuvant bland transarterial embolization (TAE) or drug-eluting microsphere chemoembolization (TACE) for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: A total of 35 subjects with Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) very early and early-stage HCC (range: 1.2-4.1cm) underwent TAE (23) or TACE (12) with RFA (15) or microwave ablation (MWA) (20) from January 2009 to June 2015 as either definitive therapy or a bridge to transplant...
February 20, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388392/cardiogenic-shock-from-ecmo-to-impella-and-beyond
#12
REVIEW
Mehdi H Shishehbor, Nader Moazami, Michael Zhen-Yu Tong, Shinya Unai, W H Wilson Tang, Edward G Soltesz
For patients in cardiogenic shock, several devices can serve as a "bridge," ie, provide circulatory support and allow the patient to live long enough to recover or to receive a heart transplant or a long-term device. Options include an intra-aortic balloon pump, TandemHeart, Impella, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and CentriMag. Which device to use depends on individual patient needs, local expertise, and anatomic and physiologic considerations.
April 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385948/hemocompatibility-related-outcomes-in-the-momentum-3-trial-at-6-months-a-randomized-controlled-study-of-a-fully-magnetically-levitated-pump-in-advanced-heart-failure
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Nir Uriel, Paolo C Colombo, Joseph C Cleveland, James W Long, Christopher Salerno, Daniel J Goldstein, Chetan B Patel, Gregory A Ewald, Antone J Tatooles, Scott C Silvestry, Ranjit John, Christiano Caldeira, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Andrew J Boyle, Kartik S Sundareswaran, Poornima Sood, Mandeep R Mehra
BACKGROUND : The HeartMate 3 (HM3) Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) (Abbott) is a centrifugal, fully magnetically levitated, continuous-flow blood pump engineered to enhance hemocompatibility and reduce shear stress on blood components. The MOMENTUM 3 trial (Multicenter Study of MagLev Technology in Patients Undergoing Mechanical Circulatory Support Therapy With HeartMate 3) compares the HM3 LVAS with the HeartMate II (HMII) LVAS (Abbott) in advanced heart failure refractory to medical management, irrespective of therapeutic intention (bridge to transplant versus destination therapy)...
April 6, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380632/evaluation-of-right-ventricular-function-using-liver-stiffness-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-device%C3%A2
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Noriyuki Kashiyama, Koichi Toda, Teruya Nakamura, Shigeru Miyagawa, Hiroyuki Nishi, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Satsuki Fukushima, Shunsuke Saito, Daisuke Yoshioka, Yoshiki Sawa
OBJECTIVES: Although right ventricular failure (RVF) is a major concern after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation, methodologies to evaluate RV function remain limited. Liver stiffness (LS), which is closely related to right-sided filling pressure and may indicate RVF severity, could be non-invasively and repeatedly assessed using transient elastography. Here we investigated the suitability of LS as a parameter of RV function in pre- and post-LVAD periods. METHODS: The study included 55 patients with LVAD implantation as a bridge to transplantation between 2011 and 2015 whose LS was assessed using transient elastography...
April 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376837/heartmate-3-fully-magnetically-levitated-left-ventricular-assist-device-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-heart-failure-1%C3%A2-year-results-from-the-ce-mark-trial
#15
Thomas Krabatsch, Ivan Netuka, Jan D Schmitto, Daniel Zimpfer, Jens Garbade, Vivek Rao, Michiel Morshuis, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Silvana Marasco, Laura Damme, Yuriy Pya
BACKGROUND: The HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) (St. Jude Medical Inc., St Paul, MN) with full magnetic levitation allows for wide and consistent blood flow paths and an artificial pulse designed for enhanced hemocompatibility. The HeartMate 3 received market approval in the European Union in 2015 following completion of a multicenter study. After reaching the 6-month study endpoint, patients continue to be followed for 2 years with the 1-year results presented herein...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375548/exercise-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-heart-transplant-recipients
#16
REVIEW
Lindsey Anderson, Tricia T Nguyen, Christian H Dall, Laura Burgess, Charlene Bridges, Rod S Taylor
BACKGROUND: Heart transplantation is considered to be the gold standard treatment for selected patients with end-stage heart disease when medical therapy has been unable to halt progression of the underlying pathology. Evidence suggests that aerobic exercise training may be effective in reversing the pathophysiological consequences associated with cardiac denervation and prevent immunosuppression-induced adverse effects in heart transplant recipients. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness and safety of exercise-based rehabilitation on the mortality, hospital admissions, adverse events, exercise capacity, health-related quality of life, return to work and costs for people after heart transplantation...
April 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371372/b-cell-receptor-genes-associated-with-tolerance-identify-a-cohort-of-immunosuppressed-patients-with-improved-renal-allograft-graft-function
#17
Adam Asare, Sai Kanaparthi, Noha Lim, Deborah Phippard, Flavio Vincenti, John Friedewald, Martha Pavlakis, Emilio Poggio, Peter Heeger, Roslyn Mannon, Bryna E Burrell, Yvonne Morrison, Nancy Bridges, Inaki Sanz, Anil Chandraker, Kenneth A Newell, Laurence A Turka
We previously reported that two B cell receptor genes, IGKV1D-13 and IGKV4-1, were associated with tolerance following kidney transplantation. To assess the potential utility of this "signature" we conducted a prospective, multicenter study to determine the frequency of patients predicted tolerant within a cohort of patients deemed to be candidates for immunosuppressive minimization. At any single time point 25 - 30% of patients were predicted to be tolerant, while 13.7% consistently displayed the tolerance "signature" over the two-year study...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368509/in-higher-risk-myelodysplastic-syndromes-and-low-blast-count-acute-myeloid-leukemia-results-of-the-bmt-aza-prospective-study
#18
M T Voso, G Leone, A Piciocchi, L Fianchi, S Santarone, A Candoni, M Criscuolo, A Masciulli, E Cerqui, A Molteni, C Finelli, M Parma, A Poloni, A M Carella, F Spina, A Cortelezzi, F Salvi, E P Alessandrino, A Rambaldi, S Sica
Background: Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the only curative treatment in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Azacitidine (AZA) is increasingly used prior to HSCT, however in Europe it is only approved for patients who are not eligible for HSCT. Patients and Methods: We conducted a phase II multicenter study to prospectively evaluate the feasibility of HSCT after treatment with AZA in 70 patients with a myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), 19 with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and 8 with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML)...
March 29, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366497/experience-with-a-long-term-pulsatile-ventricular-assist-device-as-a-bridge-to-heart-transplant-in-adults
#19
Manuel Gómez Bueno, Javier Segovia Cubero, Santiago Serrano Fiz, Juan Ugarte Basterrechea, Francisco José Hernández Pérez, Josebe Goirigolzarri Artaza, Evaristo Castedo Mejuto, Raúl Burgos Lázaro, Carlos García Montero, Vanessa Moñivas Palomero, Susana Mingo Santos, Ana Isabel González Román, José Manuel Álvarez Avelló, Mercedes Vidal Fernández, Alberto Forteza Gil, Luis Alonso-Pulpón
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Most long-term ventricular assist devices (VADs) that are currently implanted are intracorporeal continuous-flow devices. Their main limitations include their high cost and inability to provide biventricular support. The aim of this study was to describe the results of using paracorporeal pulsatile-flow VADs as a bridge to transplant (BTT) in adult patients. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the characteristics, complications, and outcomes of a single-center case series of consecutive patients treated with the EXCOR VAD as BTT between 2009 and 2015...
March 30, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365175/outcomes-following-implantation-of-mechanical-circulatory-support-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-an-analysis-of-the-interagency-registry-for-mechanically-assisted-circulatory-support-intermacs
#20
Christina J VanderPluym, Ari Cedars, Pirooz Eghtesady, Bryan G Maxwell, Jill M Gelow, Luke J Burchill, Simon Maltais, Devin A Koehl, Ryan S Cantor, Elizabeth D Blume
BACKGROUND: Adults with congenital heart disease represent an expanding and unique population of patients with heart failure (HF) in whom the use of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) has not been characterized. We sought to describe overall use, patient characteristics, and outcomes of MCS in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). METHODS: All patients entered into the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) between June 23, 2006, and December 31, 2015, were included...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
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