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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633036/recent-advances-in-understanding-multiple-myeloma
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REVIEW
Parameswaran Hari
There have been major recent advancements in the understanding and management of multiple myeloma which in turn has led to unprecedented survival outcomes for patients. Diagnostic and response criteria have been recently revised. Our understanding of clonal progression, evolution, and clonal tides will inform therapeutic choices and appropriate treatment for patients. Response rates to initial induction with modern triplet therapies containing proteasome inhibitors and immunomodulators have made this approach the global standard for initial treatment...
June 13, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632511/zika-virus-a-cause-of-concern-in-transplantation
#2
Marilyn E Levi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Worldwide, the number of countries reporting Zika virus (ZKV) infection continues to increase. Although 80% of cases are asymptomatic, ZKV has been identified as a neurotropic virus associated with congenital microcephaly, Guillain-Barre' syndrome, and meningoencephalitis. Until recently, infection in transplant recipients has not been identified. This study will review the existing literature on ZKV infection, laboratory testing, and management in transplant recipients...
June 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632435/relative-effects-of-plasma-fibrinogen-concentrate-and-factor-xiii-on-rotem-coagulation-profiles-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-massive-transfusion-in-trauma
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David E Schmidt, Märit Halmin, Agneta Wikman, Anders Östlund, Anna Ågren
Massive traumatic haemorrhage is aggravated through the development of trauma-induced coagulopathy, which is managed by plasma transfusion and/or fibrinogen concentrate administration. It is yet unclear whether these treatments are equally potent in ensuring adequate haemostasis, and whether additional factor XIII (FXIII) administration provides further benefits. In this study, we compared ROTEM whole blood coagulation profiles after experimental massive transfusion with different transfusion regimens in an in vitro model of dilution- and transfusion-related coagulopathy...
June 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630769/comparing-the-expression-of-genes-related-to-serotonin-5-ht-in-c57bl-6j-mice-and-humans-based-on-data-available-at-the-allen-mouse-brain-atlas-and-allen-human-brain-atlas
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C A Acevedo-Triana, L A León, F P Cardenas
Brain atlases are tools based on comprehensive studies used to locate biological characteristics (structures, connections, proteins, and gene expression) in different regions of the brain. These atlases have been disseminated to the point where tools have been created to store, manage, and share the information they contain. This study used the data published by the Allen Mouse Brain Atlas (2004) for mice (C57BL/6J) and Allen Human Brain Atlas (2010) for humans (6 donors) to compare the expression of serotonin-related genes...
2017: Neurology Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628043/immunotherapy-for-transplantation-associated-viral-infections
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Claire Roddie, Karl S Peggs
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infections following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Early clinical trials demonstrate that adoptive transfer of donor-derived virus-specific T cells to restore virus-specific immunity is an effective strategy to control CMV and EBV infection after HSCT, conferring protection in 70%-90% of patients. The field has evolved rapidly to develop solutions to some of the manufacturing challenges identified in early clinical studies, such as prolonged in vitro culture, optimization of the purity of the virus-specific T cell product, the potential limitations of targeting a single viral antigen, and how to manage the patient with a virus-naive donor...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624105/hypo-and-normothermic-perfusion-of-the-liver-which-way-to-go
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REVIEW
Jasmijn Selten, Andrea Schlegel, Jeroen de Jonge, Philipp Dutkowski
The demand of donor livers for transplantation exceeds the supply. In an attempt to maximize the number of potentially usable donor livers, several centers are exploring the role of machine perfusion. This review provides an update on machine perfusion strategies and basic concepts, based on current clinical issues, and discuss challenges, including currently used biomarkers for assessing the quality and viability of perfused organs. The potential benefits of machine perfusion on immunogenicity and the consequences on post-operative immunosuppression management are discussed...
April 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620674/organ-dysfunction-and-failure-following-brain-death-do-not-preclude-successful-donation
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Eno-Obong I Essien, Nehu Parimi, Jennifer Gutwald-Miller, Tyree Nutter, Thomas M Scalea, Deborah M Stein
BACKGROUND: Organ dysfunction is common after neurologic determination of death (NDD) but before organ collection. Reliable markers for graft success following transplant of these organs would be useful. We sought to determine the relationship between the donor after neurologic determination of death (DNDD) pathophysiology and successful organ donation. METHODS: Donor information was obtained through the local organ procurement organization. Donor demographics and clinical data points for cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, hepatic, hematological and neuroendocrine systems were reviewed 12 h before and 12 h after neurologic determination of death was declared...
June 15, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619076/effectiveness-and-equity-of-the-tanzania-national-voucher-scheme-for-mosquito-nets-over-10%C3%A2-years-of-implementation
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Karen Kramer, Renata Mandike, Rose Nathan, Ally Mohamed, Matthew Lynch, Nick Brown, Ally Mnzava, Wilhelmina Rimisho, Christian Lengeler
BACKGROUND: The Tanzania National Voucher Scheme (TNVS) was a public private partnership managed by the Ministry of Health that provided pregnant women and infants with highly subsidized (long-lasting) insecticide-treated nets between 2004 and 2014. It was implemented in the context of the National Insecticide Treated Nets (NATNETS) Programme and was the main keep up strategy for vulnerable populations. CASE DESCRIPTION: The programme design was adjusted considerably over time to incorporate new evidence, shifting public health policies, and changing donor priorities...
June 15, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619065/open-issues-in-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-i-hurler
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REVIEW
Rossella Parini, Federica Deodato, Maja Di Rocco, Edoardo Lanino, Franco Locatelli, Chiara Messina, Attilio Rovelli, Maurizio Scarpa
Mucopolysaccharidosis I-Hurler (MPS I-H) is the most severe form of a metabolic genetic disease caused by mutations of IDUA gene encoding the lysosomal α-L-iduronidase enzyme. MPS I-H is a rare, life-threatening disease, evolving in multisystem morbidity including progressive neurological disease, upper airway obstruction, skeletal deformity and cardiomyopathy. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is currently the gold standard for the treatment of MPS I-H in patients diagnosed and treated before 2-2...
June 15, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617162/the-use-of-stroke-volume-variation-to-guide-donor-management-is-associated-with-increased-organs-transplanted-per-donor
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Benjamin Bergstrom, J Salvador de la Cruz, Mitch Sally, Scott Louis, Melissa Friedman, Floyd Petersen, Darren Malinoski
BACKGROUND: There is a national shortage of organs available for transplantation, and utilization rates for thoracic organs are less than 40%. In addition, the optimal method of assessing cardiovascular status during donor management is uncertain. FloTrac is a noninvasive hemodynamic technique that measures cardiac output and fluid responsiveness. Our objective was to measure the impact of using this technique to guide management on fluid balance, vasopressor usage, thyroid hormone usage, and pulmonary function...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617155/thirteen-year-evaluation-of-the-management-of-biliary-tract-complication-after-deceased-donor-liver-transplantation
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Alireza Shamsaeefar, Saman Nikeghbalian, Kourosh Kazemi, Nasrin Motazedian, Bita Geramizadeh, Seyed Ali Malekhosseini
INTRODUCTION: Although patient and graft survival rate has increased in recent years, biliary complications after liver transplantation are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We reviewed the database of 1930 patients who underwent deceased donor liver transplantation between 2000 and 2013. The patients had abnormal results in liver tests, as well as fever and jaundice. Abdominal sonography was performed, and if complication was identified, the patient underwent an interventional procedure by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography or percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616062/severe-consequences-of-habitat-fragmentation-on-genetic-diversity-of-an-endangered-australian-freshwater-fish-a-call-for-assisted-gene-flow
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Alexandra Pavlova, Luciano B Beheregaray, Rhys Coleman, Dean Gilligan, Katherine A Harrisson, Brett A Ingram, Joanne Kearns, Annika M Lamb, Mark Lintermans, Jarod Lyon, Thuy T T Nguyen, Minami Sasaki, Zeb Tonkin, Jian D L Yen, Paul Sunnucks
Genetic diversity underpins the ability of populations to persist and adapt to environmental changes. Substantial empirical data show that genetic diversity rapidly deteriorates in small and isolated populations due to genetic drift, leading to reduction in adaptive potential and fitness and increase in inbreeding. Assisted gene flow (e.g. via translocations) can reverse these trends, but lack of data on fitness loss and fear of impairing population "uniqueness" often prevents managers from acting. Here, we use population genetic and riverscape genetic analyses and simulations to explore the consequences of extensive habitat loss and fragmentation on population genetic diversity and future population trajectories of an endangered Australian freshwater fish, Macquarie perch Macquaria australasica...
July 2017: Evolutionary Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614157/probable-donor-derived-cytomegalovirus-disease-after-keratolimbal-allograft-transplantation
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Albert Y Cheung, Amit Govil, Scott R Friedstrom, Edward J Holland
PURPOSE: To report a case of probable donor-derived cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection after keratolimbal allograft (KLAL) transplantation. METHODS: Observational case report. RESULTS: A 41-year-old man with a history of aniridic keratopathy and limbal stem cell deficiency underwent KLAL in his right eye. Preoperatively, he was negative for CMV IgG and IgM. Postoperatively, he was maintained on tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil for systemic immunosuppression; he was also on prophylactic valganciclovir (for CMV) and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (for pneumocystis pneumonia) for 1 month...
June 13, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612395/a-case-of-classical-maple-syrup-urine-disease-that-was-successfully-managed-by-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Chika Takano, Mika Ishige, Erika Ogawa, Hiromi Usui, Reiko Kagawa, Go Tajima, Ryoji Fujiki, Toshiyuki Fukao, Koichi Mizuta, Tatsuo Fuchigami, Shori Takahashi
Classical MSUD is often fatal without appropriate medical interventions because of metabolic crisis. There are numerous reports suggesting the therapeutic potential of deceased donor liver transplantation for MSUD. However, the usefulness of LDLT for MSUD is unknown. We report a case of classical MSUD, which was successfully managed by LDLT from the patient's father at 1 year of age. Abnormal brain findings, which were cured with effective treatment, gradually disappeared after LDLT. The patient then developed normally...
June 14, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612360/analysis-of-local-versus-imported-expanded-criteria-donor-ecd-kidneys-a-single-center-experience-with-497-ecd-kidney-transplants
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Muhammad Arsalan Khan, Hany El-Hennawy, Alan C Farney, Jeffrey Rogers, Giuseppe Orlando, Amber Reeves-Daniel, Amudha Palanisamy, Michael Gautreaux, Samy Iskandar, William Doares, Scott Kaczmorski, Robert J Stratta
The value of importing expanded criteria donor (ECD) kidneys is uncertain. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our single center experience with ECD kidney transplants (KT). RESULTS: Over 12.8 years, we performed 497 ECD KTs including 247 local and 250 imported from other donor service areas. The import ECD group had more donors (16% vs 9%) ≥ age 70, more zero HLA-mismatches (14% vs 2%), more KTs with a cold ischemia time >30 hours (46% vs 19%), and fewer kidneys managed with pump preservation (78% vs 92%, all p ≤ 0...
June 14, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608518/liver-transplantation-may-prevent-neurodevelopmental-deterioration-in-high-risk-patients-with-urea-cycle-disorders
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Jun Kido, Shirou Matsumoto, Ken Momosaki, Rieko Sakamoto, Hiroshi Mitsubuchi, Fumio Endo, Kimitoshi Nakamura
UCDs are among the most common inherited metabolic diseases in Japan. We investigated the clinical manifestations, treatment, and prognoses of 177 patients with UCDs who were evaluated and treated from January 1999 to March 2009 in Japan, using a questionnaire survey. Among these 177 patients, 42 (seven with carbamoyl phosphate synthetase 1 deficiency, 27 with ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency, seven with argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency, and one with arginase 1 deficiency) underwent living-donor LT...
June 12, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602591/skin-grafts-from-genetically-modified-%C3%AE-1-3-galactosyltransferase-knockout-miniature-swine-a-functional-equivalent-to-allografts
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D A Leonard, C Mallard, A Albritton, R Torabi, M Mastroianni, D H Sachs, J M Kurtz, C L Cetrulo
Burn is associated with a considerable burden of morbidity worldwide. Early excision of burned tissue and skin grafting of the resultant wound has been established as a mainstay of modern burn therapy. However, in large burns, donor sites for autologous skin may be limited. Numerous alternatives, from cadaver skin to synthetic substitutes have been described, each with varying benefits and limitations. We previously proposed the use of genetically modified (alpha-1,3-galactosyl transferase knockout, GalT-KO) porcine skin as a viable skin alternative...
June 8, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600688/endoscopic-management-of-biliary-strictures-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#18
REVIEW
Takeshi Tsujino, Hiroyuki Isayama, Hirofumi Kogure, Tatsuya Sato, Yousuke Nakai, Kazuhiko Koike
Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is an effective alternative to deceased liver transplantation (DDLT) for end-stage liver disease. Although advances in surgical techniques, immunosuppressive management, and post-transplant care have improved the overall outcomes of LDLT, biliary strictures remain the major unsolved problem. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is currently considered the first-line therapy for biliary strictures following LDLT with duct-to-duct reconstruction, with percutaneous and surgical interventions reserved for patients with unsuccessful management via ERCP...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598907/treating-pain-on-skin-graft-donor-sites-review-and-clinical-recommendations
#19
Sarthak Sinha, Amanda J Schreiner, Jeff Biernaskie, Duncan Nickerson, Vincent A Gabriel
Split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) is the most common reconstructive procedure in managing burn injuries. Harvesting split-thickness skin creates a new partial thickness wound referred to as the donor site. Pain at the donor site is reported to be one of the most distressing symptoms during the early post-operative period. Here, we a) identify strategies for managing donor site pain, b) assess the quality of individual studies and c) formulate evidence-based recommendations based on the amount and consistency of evidence...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598760/the-use-of-modern-dressings-in-managing-split-thickness-skin-graft-donor-sites-a-single-centre-randomised-controlled-trial
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M Kazanavičius, A Cepas, V Kolaityte, R Simoliuniene, R Rimdeika
OBJECTIVE: To identify the most appropriate, most suitable and most efficient dressing for split-thickness skin graft (STSG) donor sites. Comparing the wound healing rate, pain severity and duration, as well as the dressing change frequency in four randomised patient groups. METHODS: A single-centre non-blinded randomised controlled trial was carried out during 2010-2014. All patients treated for skin defects/lesions (due to burns, trauma or ulcers) using STSG were included in the study...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
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