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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343273/pharmacokinetic-comparison-of-cyclosporin-a-and-tacrolimus-in-graft-versus-host-disease-prophylaxis
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Ivan Sergeevich Moiseev, Ekaterina Andreevna Burmina, Albert Radikovich Muslimov, Olga Vladislavovna Pirogova, Sergey Nikolaevich Bondarenko, Elena Igorevna Darskaya, Yuliya Alexandrovna Tarakanova, Nadegda Georgievna Senina, Boris Vladimirovich Afanasyev
A number of studies were published with contradictory results comparing tacrolimus (Tac) and cyclosporine A (CsA) for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis, but there are only few that accounted for pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters. In this study, we created a model based on median concentrations, variability of concentrations, and failures to maintain target levels that distinguished patients with low, intermediate, and high risks of acute GVHD (hazard ratios (HR) 1.77, 95%CI 1.36-2.32, p < 0.0001)...
March 25, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342720/rebubbling-in-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty-influence-of-pressure-and-duration-of-the-intracameral-air-tamponade
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Daniel Pilger, Ina Wilkemeyer, Jan Schroeter, Anna-Karina B Maier, Necip Torun
PURPOSE: To explore the impact of intracameral air tamponade pressure and duration on graft attachment and rebubbling rates. DESIGN: A prospective, interventional, non-randomized study METHODS: Setting: Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, department of ophthalmology STUDY POPULATION: 117 patients who underwent Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) OBSERVATION: Intraocular pressure (IOP) at the end of the surgery, immediately after filling the anterior chamber with air, categorized into low (<10mmHg), normal (10-20mmHg) and high (>20mmHg) and the time until partial removal of the air...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342570/body-mass-index-is-associated-with-differential-rates-of-coronary-revascularization-after-cardiac-catheterization
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Tasuku Terada, Jeffrey A Johnson, Colleen Norris, Raj Padwal, Weiyu Qiu, Arya M Sharma, Jayan Nagendran, Mary Forhan
BACKGROUND: The association of obesity with coronary revascularization procedures is not clear. We examined rates of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) associated with obesity while accounting for the severity of coronary disease and diabetes status. METHODS: Patients who underwent cardiac catheterization were stratified according to coronary anatomy risks and diabetes status. Within each stratum, using normal body mass index (BMI) (18...
December 29, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342523/early-experience-with-a-modified-preloaded-system-for-fenestrated-endovascular-aortic-repair
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Blandine Maurel, Tim Resch, Rafaelle Spear, Blayne Roeder, Umberto M Bracale, Stephan Haulon, Tara M Mastracci
OBJECTIVE: Preloaded endovascular delivery systems expand the anatomic eligibility for complex aortic repair by requiring only one iliac access vessel and providing a stable platform for guiding sheaths into challenging target vessels. This article reports the lessons learned and early clinical outcomes using a modified preloaded delivery system for fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) in three aortic centers in Europe. METHODS: From October 2015 to March 2016, consecutive patients presenting with extensive aortic aneurysm treated with a modified preloaded FEVAR were prospectively enrolled from three high volume European aortic centers...
April 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339671/characteristics-of-donor-specific-anti-hla-antibodies-and-outcome-in-renal-transplant-patients-treated-with-a-standardized-induction-regimen
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Daniel Zecher, Christian Bach, Christoph Staudner, Carsten A Böger, Tobias Bergler, Bernhard Banas, Bernd M Spriewald
Background.: Pre-transplant donor-specific anti-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibodies (DSA) have been associated with antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) and early kidney allograft loss. Uncertainties remain regarding the general applicability of these findings and the optimal induction therapy in DSA-positive patients. Methods.: Pre-transplant sera from 174 patients receiving a crossmatch-negative kidney transplant were retrospectively analysed for DSA using Luminex technology...
February 18, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337386/long-term-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-concomitant-coronary-artery-disease
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Marco Spartera, Cosmo Godino, Elena Baldissera, Corrado Campochiaro, Ketty La Spina, Patrizia Aiello, Anna Salerno, Michela Cera, Valeria Magni, Richard J Jabbour, Lorenzo Dagna, Moreno Tresoldi, Alberto Cappelletti, Ottavio Alfieri, Antonio Colombo, Maria Grazia Sabbadini, Alberto Margonato
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with high morbidity and mortality predominately due to increased cardiovascular risk. Few reports are available regarding the management of coronary artery disease (CAD) in RA patients and the long-term clinical outcomes after coronary revascularization. METHODS AND RESULTS: All consecutive patients with RA were identified by retrospective review at a rheumatology tertiary center in Milan, Italy between 2001 and 2013...
2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334545/-conservative-treatment-of-late-aortic-graft-infection
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Peter Baľa, Kamil Zeman, Renata Kološová, Ivo Pavlas, Dušan Kučera
Aortic graft infection is one of the most serious complications of aortovascular surgery. Diagnosis is based on clini-cal and radiologic findings. The emphasis is put on early diagnosis and its impact on prognosis of patients. The management should be individualized. The gold standard is surgical treatment with complete excision of the infected foreign material with debridement of the surrounding tissue and repair of vascular continuity by extra-anatomic bypass or in situ bypass with autologous femoral vein or cryopreserved arterial allografts...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333760/antibiotic-associated-apoptotic-enterocolitis-in-the-absence-of-a-defined-pathogen-the-role-of-intestinal-microbiota-depletion
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Philipp Wurm, Walter Spindelboeck, Robert Krause, Johannes Plank, Gottfried Fuchs, Mina Bashir, Wolfgang Petritsch, Bettina Halwachs, Cord Langner, Christoph Högenauer, Gregor Gorkiewicz
OBJECTIVE: Antibiotic therapy is a major risk factor for the development of diarrhea and colitis with varying severity. Often the origin of antibiotic-associated gastrointestinal deterioration remains elusive and no specific infectious agents could be discerned. PATIENTS: We represent three cases of intractable high-volume diarrhea associated with combined antibiotic and steroid therapy in critically ill patients not fitting into established disease entities. Cases presented with severe apoptotic enterocolitis resembling acute intestinal graft-versus-host-disease...
March 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332956/high-urinary-aspartate-aminotransferase-in-the-late-posttransplant-period-predicts-rapid-progressive-decline-in-kidney-allograft-function
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Andriy V Trailin, Marina V Pleten, Tatiana I Ostapenko, Nadia F Iefimenko, Olexander S Nikonenko
OBJECTIVES: Scant information is available on factors for predicting the rate of decline in kidney allograft function beyond 1 year posttransplant.We investigated whether urinary enzymes (alanine aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, aspartate aminotransferase, N-acetyl-β-D-hexosaminidase, and ε-glutamyl transpeptidase) in the late postoperative period can predict the decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 79 kidney allograft recipients 1 to 17 years after kidney transplant, we assessed a value of urinary enzymes single measurement for predicting the slope of estimated glomerular filtration rate, rapid decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (> 5 mL/min/1...
March 22, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332605/janus-faced-acrolein-prevents-allergy-but-accelerates-tumor-growth-by-promoting-immunoregulatory-foxp3-cells-mouse-model-for-passive-respiratory-exposure
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Franziska Roth-Walter, Cornelia Bergmayr, Sarah Meitz, Stefan Buchleitner, Caroline Stremnitzer, Judit Fazekas, Anna Moskovskich, Mario A Müller, Georg A Roth, Krisztina Manzano-Szalai, Zdenek Dvorak, Alina Neunkirchner, Erika Jensen-Jarolim
Acrolein, a highly reactive unsaturated aldehyde, is generated in large amounts during smoking and is best known for its genotoxic capacity. Here, we aimed to assess whether acrolein at concentrations relevant for smokers may also exert immunomodulatory effects that could be relevant in allergy or cancer. In a BALB/c allergy model repeated nasal exposure to acrolein abrogated allergen-specific antibody and cytokine formation, and led to a relative accumulation of regulatory T cells in the lungs. Only the acrolein-treated mice were protected from bronchial hyperreactivity as well as from anaphylactic reactions upon challenge with the specific allergen...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329291/coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-versus-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-for-high-surgical-risk-patients-with-left-main-or-multivessel-coronary-artery-disease
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Mineok Chang, Cheol Whan Lee, Jung-Min Ahn, Rafael Cavalcante, Yohei Sotomi, Yoshinobu Onuma, Duk-Woo Park, Soo-Jin Kang, Seung-Whan Lee, Young-Hak Kim, Seong-Wook Park, Patrick W Serruys, Seung-Jung Park
OBJECTIVES: There are limited data comparing long-term outcomes of coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) in patients with high surgical risk. We evaluated 5-year outcomes following CABG versus PCI with DES in 598 patients with left main or multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) and a high surgical risk [EuroSCORE (European system for cardiac operative risk evaluation) ≥ 6]. METHODS: Databases were merged from the BEST, PRECOMBAT and SYNTAX trials...
December 20, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329189/mid-term-results-of-zone-0-thoracic-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-after-ascending-aorta-wrapping-and-supra-aortic-debranching-in-high-risk-patients
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Felice Pecoraro, Mario Lachat, Michael Hofmann, Neal S Cayne, Lyubov Chaykovska, Zoran Rancic, Gilbert Puippe, Thomas Pfammatter, Nicola Mangialardi, Frank J Veith, Dominique Bettex, Francesco Maisano, Thomas A Neff
OBJECTIVES: Surgical repair of aneurysmal disease involving the ascending aorta, aortic arch and eventually the descending aorta is generally associated with significant morbidity and mortality. A less invasive approach with the ascending wrapping technique (WT), supra-aortic vessel debranching (SADB) and thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) in zone 0 was developed to reduce the associated risk in these patients. METHODS: During a 10-year period, consecutive patients treated by the ascending WT, SADB and TEVAR in zone 0 were included...
March 8, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328614/a-newborn-with-familial-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-complicated-with-transfusion-associated-graft-versus-host-disease
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Ahmet Ozdemir, Tamer Gunes, Samuel C C Chiang, Ekrem Unal
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is characterized by activation of cytotoxic T and natural killer (NK) cells, and macrophages related to a spectrum of hyperinflammatory disorders. The clinical findings mainly include high fever, cytopenia, splenomegaly, phagocytosis, and proliferation of histiocytes in lymphoreticular tissue. To the best of our knowledge, transfusion-associated graft versus host disease (TA-GVHD) in a 13-day old male newborn with HLH is being reported first time in the literature. The aim of this report was to emphasize the importance of blood products irradiation in the prevention of the development of graft versus host disease especially among high-risk subjects such as newborns with HLH...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323904/pyrrolidine-dithiocarbamate-administered-during-ex-vivo-lung-perfusion-promotes-rehabilitation-of-injured-donor-rat-lungs-obtained-after-prolonged-warm-ischemia
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Cyril Francioli, Xingyu Wang, Roumen Parapanov, Etienne Abdelnour, Jérôme Lugrin, Fabrizio Gronchi, Jean Perentes, Philippe Eckert, Hans-Beat Ris, Lise Piquilloud, Thorsten Krueger, Lucas Liaudet
Damaged lung grafts obtained after circulatory death (DCD lungs) and warm ischemia may be at high risk of reperfusion injury after transplantation. Such lungs could be pharmacologically reconditioned using ex-vivo lung perfusion (EVLP). Since acute inflammation related to the activation of nuclear factor kappaB (NF-κB) is instrumental in lung reperfusion injury, we hypothesized that DCD lungs might be treated during EVLP by pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC), an inhibitor of NF-κB. Rat lungs exposed to 1h warm ischemia and 2 h cold ischemia were subjected to EVLP during 4h, in absence (CTRL group, N = 6) or in presence of PDTC (2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319169/high-meld-score-and-extended-operating-time-predict-prolonged-initial-icu-stay-after-liver-transplantation-and-influence-the-outcome
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Panagiota Stratigopoulou, Andreas Paul, Dieter P Hoyer, Stylianos Kykalos, Fuat H Saner, Georgios C Sotiropoulos
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study is to determine the incidence of a prolonged (>3 days) initial ICU-stay after liver transplantation (LT) and to identify risk factors for it. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data of adult recipients who underwent deceased donor first-LT at the University Hospital Essen between 11/2003 and 07/2012 and showed a primary graft function. RESULTS: Of the 374 recipients, 225 (60.16%) had prolonged ICU-stay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319080/adverse-impact-of-high-donor-cd3-cell-dose-on-outcome-following-tandem-auto-nma-allogeneic-transplantation-for-high-risk-myeloma
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A P Nair, P Walker, A Kalff, K Bergin, J Hocking, S Avery, D J Curtis, S Patil, T Das, D Klarica, S Morgan, J Muirhead, M Gorniak, J Reynolds, A Spencer
High-risk (HR) multiple myeloma (MM) has poor outcomes with conventional therapy. Tandem autologous-non-myeloablative (NMA) allogeneic stem cell transplantation (autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT)-NMA allogeneic SCT) is potentially curative secondary to graft-versus-myeloma effect. We retrospectively analysed ASCT-NMA allogeneic SCT outcomes of 59 HR and relapsed MM patients. At a median follow-up of 35.8 months, the outcomes for HR-MM upfront tandem ASCT-NMA allogeneic SCT and standard-risk (SR) MM upfront ASCT alone were comparable (median PFS 1166 days versus 1465 days, P=0...
March 20, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318749/experience-and-outcomes-of-micrografting-for-major-paediatric-burns
#17
H Rode, R Martinez, D Potgieter, S Adams, A D Rogers
BACKGROUND: The deficit of donor sites in major burns over 50% of the total body surface area has necessitated the application of methods besides traditional meshed autografting to achieve definitive skin cover. The Meek micrografting technique was introduced at this hospital in 2011, especially in the absence of a reliable source of deceased donor allograft skin. The purpose of this study was to evaluate this strategy with reference to its technical execution, efficacy and indications in the context of major paediatric burn surgery...
March 15, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318622/computer-assisted-topological-analysis-of-renal-allograft-inflammation-adds-to-risk-evaluation-at-diagnosis-of-humoral-rejection
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Antoine Sicard, Vannary Meas-Yedid, Maud Rabeyrin, Alice Koenig, Stephanie Ducreux, Frederique Dijoud, Valerie Hervieu, Lionel Badet, Emmanuel Morelon, Jean Christophe Olivo-Marin, Valerie Dubois, Olivier Thaunat
Antibody-mediated rejection is associated with heterogeneous kidney allograft outcomes. Accurate evaluation of risk for graft loss at time of diagnosis is necessary to offer personalized treatment. In contrast with serological and molecular assessment, morpho-histological evaluation of antibody-mediated rejection lesions has not significantly evolved. This relies on Banff classifications designed to be of diagnostic discriminatory power rather than prognostic and face quantitative and qualitative limitations...
March 15, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317398/cardiac-transplantation-towards-a-new-noninvasive-approach-of-cardiac-allograft-rejection
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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...
March 21, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306600/modeling-endothelial-cell-loss-after-descemet-stripping-endothelial-keratoplasty-data-from-5-years-of-follow-up
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Mark A P Fajgenbaum, Emma J Hollick
PURPOSE: To report 5-year outcomes for graft survival and endothelial cell survival after Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) including regression modeling for cell survival over time. METHODS: This is a single-institution, retrospective, consecutive interventional series of 210 primary DSEK grafts operated for low-to-moderate risk indications, specifically Fuchs dystrophy and bullous keratopathy. Primary outcomes were cumulative graft survival and % endothelial cell loss from 3 months through 5 years; the secondary outcome was to trend endothelial cell density over time by least-squares and mixed nonlinear modeling...
March 16, 2017: Cornea
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