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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724000/differences-and-inequalities-in-relation-to-access-to-renal-replacement-therapy-in-the-brics-countries
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Fábio Humberto Ribeiro Paes Ferraz, Cibele Isaac Saad Rodrigues, Giuseppe Cesare Gatto, Natan Monsores de Sá
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is an important public health problem, especially in developing countries due to the high level of economic resources needed to maintain patients in the different programs that make up renal replacement therapy (RRT). To analyze the differences and inequalities involved in access to RRT in the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa). This is an applied, descriptive, cross-sectional, quantitative and qualitative study, with documentary analysis and a literature review...
July 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723861/medicaid-and-uninsured-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-have-more-advanced-tumor-stage-and-are-less-likely-to-receive-treatment
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Jennifer Wang, John Ha, Aristeo Lopez, Taft Bhuket, Benny Liu, Robert J Wong
GOALS: To evaluate the impact of insurance status on tumor stage at diagnosis, treatment received, and overall survival among adults with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). BACKGROUND: Insurance status affects access to care, which impacts timely access to cancer screening for early detection and treatment. STUDY: Using the 2007 to 2012 Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database, we retrospectively evaluated US adults with HCC...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720103/an-information-and-communication-technology-based-centralized-clinical-trial-to-determine-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-insulin-dose-adjustment-education-based-on-a-smartphone-personal-health-record-application-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Gyuri Kim, Ji Cheol Bae, Byoung Kee Yi, Kyu Yeon Hur, Dong Kyung Chang, Moon-Kyu Lee, Jae Hyeon Kim, Sang-Man Jin
BACKGROUND: A Personal Health Record (PHR) is an online application that allows patients to access, manage, and share their health data. PHRs not only enhance shared decision making with healthcare providers, but also enable remote monitoring and at-home-collection of detailed data. The benefits of PHRs can be maximized in insulin dose adjustment for patients starting or intensifying insulin regimens, as frequent self-monitoring of glucose, self-adjustment of insulin dose, and precise at-home data collection during the visit-to-visit period are important for glycemic control...
July 18, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717861/patient-perspectives-on-gene-transfer-therapy-for-sickle-cell-disease
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Heather Strong, Monica J Mitchell, Alana Goldstein-Leever, Lisa Shook, Punam Malik, Lori E Crosby
INTRODUCTION: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a chronic genetic disease with high morbidity and early mortality; it affects nearly 100,000 individuals in the USA. Bone marrow transplantation, the only curative treatment, is available to less than 20% of patients because of a number of access barriers. Gene transfer therapy (GTT) has been shown to be curative in animal models and is approved for use in humans for early-phase studies at a few centers. GTT would offer a more accessible treatment option available to all patients...
July 17, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712628/estimating-health-state-utility-values-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-and-waiting-list-patients-using-the-eq-5d-5l
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Bernadette Li, John A Cairns, Heather Draper, Christopher Dudley, John L Forsythe, Rachel J Johnson, Wendy Metcalfe, Gabriel C Oniscu, Rommel Ravanan, Matthew L Robb, Paul Roderick, Charles R Tomson, Christopher J E Watson, J Andrew Bradley
OBJECTIVES: To report health-state utility values measured using the five-level EuroQol five-dimensional questionnaire (EQ-5D-5L) in a large sample of patients with end-stage renal disease and to explore how these values vary in relation to patient characteristics and treatment factors. METHODS: As part of the prospective observational study entitled "Access to Transplantation and Transplant Outcome Measures," we captured information on patient characteristics and treatment factors in a cohort of incident kidney transplant recipients and a cohort of prevalent patients on the transplant waiting list in the United Kingdom...
July 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706871/tricuspid-valve-regurgitation-after-heart-transplantation
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Murray H Kwon, Richard J Shemin
Tricuspid valve regurgitation (TVR) in the orthotopic heart transplant (OHT) recipient is quite common and has varied clinical sequelae. In its severest forms, it can lead to right-sided failure symptoms indistinguishable from that seen in native heart TVR disease. While certain implantation techniques are widely recognized to reduce the risk of TVR in the cardiac allograft, concomitant tricuspid annuloplasty, while having advocates, is not currently accepted as a routinely established adjunct. Decisions to surgically correct TVR in the OHT recipient must be made carefully, as certain clinical scenarios have high risk of failure...
May 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696022/outcomes-in-pancreas-transplantation-with-exocrine-drainage-through-a-duodenoduodenostomy-versus-duodenojejunostomy
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J P Lindahl, R Horneland, E Nordheim, A Hartmann, E M Aandahl, K Grzyb, H Haugaa, G Kjøsen, A Åsberg, T Jenssen
Until recently, pancreas transplantation has mostly been performed with exocrine drainage via duodenojejunostomy (DJ). Since 2012, DJ was substituted with duodenoduodenostomy (DD) in our hospital, allowing endoscopic access for biopsies. This study assessed safety profiles with DD versus DJ procedures, and clinical outcomes with the DD technique in pancreas transplantation. DD patients (n=117; 62 simultaneous pancreas and kidney [SPKDD ] and 55 pancreas transplantation alone [PTADD ] with median follow-up 2...
July 11, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695391/challenging-the-principle-of-utility-as-a-barrier-for-wider-use-of-liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-cancer
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Michał Grąt, Jan Stypułkowski, Waldemar Patkowski, Karolina M Wronka, Emil Bik, Maciej Krasnodębski, Łukasz Masior, Zbigniew Lewandowski, Michał Wasilewicz, Karolina Grąt, Marek Krawczyk, Krzysztof Zieniewicz
BACKGROUND: Although transplant benefit appears superior for patients with advanced hepatocellular cancer (HCC), liver transplantation remains limited to selected low-risk HCC patients to keep their outcomes similar to heterogeneous group of non-HCC patients. The purpose of this study was to assess the rationale for current policy of restricting access to liver transplantation to minority of HCC patients based on utility principle. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study comprised 1246 liver transplant recipients, including 206 HCC and 1040 non-HCC patients...
July 10, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694805/primary-immunodeficiency-diseases-in-highly-consanguineous-populations-from-middle-east-and-north-africa-epidemiology-diagnosis-and-care
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REVIEW
Hamoud Al-Mousa, Bandar Al-Saud
Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) populations are of different ethnic origins. Consanguineous marriages are common practice with an overall incidence ranging between 20 and 50%. Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDs) are a group of heterogeneous genetic disorders caused by defects in the immune system that predisposes patients to recurrent infections, autoimmune diseases, and malignancies. PIDs are more common in areas with high rates of consanguineous marriage since most have an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691007/a-comprehensive-analysis-of-the-current-status-and-unmet-needs-in-kidney-transplantation-in-southeast-asia
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REVIEW
Chitranon Chan-On, Minnie M Sarwal
To address the unmet needs in the face of a growing demand for end-stage renal failure management and kidney transplantation in Asia, we have conducted a critical analysis of published literature and national registries to evaluate clinical outcomes and the rates of organ donation in Southeast Asia and the challenges facing these regions with regards to regulation, choice of donor source, and funding. Based on the available data, suggestions are proposed for an advancement of rates of organ donation and access, with emphasis on improved regulation and public education...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688516/pancreas-transplantation-advantages-of-a-retroperitoneal-graft-position
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Joana Ferrer, Víctor Molina, Ramón Rull, Miguel Ángel López-Boado, Santiago Sánchez, Rocío García, Ma José Ricart, Pedro Ventura-Aguiar, Ángeles García-Criado, Enric Esmatjes, Josep Fuster, Juan Carlos Garcia-Valdecasas
INTRODUCTION: In the 50 years since the first pancreas transplant performed at the University of Minnesota, the surgical techniques employed have undergone many modifications. Techniques such as retroperitoneal graft placement have further improved the ability to reproduce the physiology of the «native» pancreas. We herein present our experience of a modified technique for pancreatic transplant, with the organ placed into a fully retroperitoneal position with systemic venous and enteric drainage of the graft by duodeno-duodenostomy...
July 5, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687582/role-of-alternative-donor-allogeneic-transplants-in-the-therapy-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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REVIEW
Hany Elmariah, Keith W Pratz
Adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is often associated with a poor prognosis, with allogeneic transplantation representing the greatest chance of cure for eligible patients. Historically, the preferred donor source is a human leukocyte antigen-matched blood relative, although only approximately 30% of patients have access to such a donor. Alternative donor sources, including matched unrelated donors, umbilical cord blood, and haploidentical related donors, are available for almost every patient and are increasingly being used for patients without a matched related donor...
July 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678039/familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy
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David Adams, Cécile Cauquil, Céline Labeyrie
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Transthyretin familial amyloid polyneuropathy is the most disabling hereditary polyneuropathy of adult onset because of a point mutation of transthyretin gene. This review updates our knowledge about natural history of the disease, phenotypes, diagnosis tools for small and large fibers involvement, expert's consensus for both symptomatic and asymptomatic follow-up, and treatment's research. RECENT FINDINGS: Access to TTR gene sequencing permit diagnosis and first reports of the disease in nonendemic countries (EU countries, United States, China, India)...
July 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676094/cultured-epidermal-stem-cells-in-regenerative-medicine
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REVIEW
Catherine J Jackson, Kim Alexander Tønseth, Tor Paaske Utheim
Transplantation of cultured epidermal cell sheets (CES) has long been used to treat patients with burns, chronic wounds, and stable vitiligo. In patients with large area burns this can be a life-saving procedure. The ultimate goal, however, is to restore all normal functions of the skin and prevent scar formation. Increased focus on the incorporation of epidermal stem cells (EpiSCs) within CES transplants may ultimately prove to be key to achieving this. Transplanted EpiSCs contribute to restoring the complete epidermis and provide long-term renewal...
July 4, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675357/the-european-policy-for-liver-allocation-in-patients-affected-by-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Stefano Di Sandro, Fabio Ferla, Andrea Lauterio, Iacopo Mangoni, Riccardo De Carlis, Vincenzo Buscemi, Luciano De Carlis
The main goal of allocation system is to guarantee an equal access to the limited resource of liver grafts for every class of patients on the waiting list, balancing between the ethical principles of equity, utility, benefit, need, and fairness. The aim of this review was to analyze liver allocation policies among these organizations, focusing on HCC. The European area considered for this analysis included 6 macro-areas or countries, which are congregated from the same policy of liver sharing and allocation...
May 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675062/lung-regeneration-using-amniotic-fluid-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Alireza Azargoon, Babak Negahdari
Respiratory diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary hypertension and lung fibrosis, are yet a major challenge in the world and they result in irreversible structural lung damage. Lung transplantation as the only therapeutic option face some major challenges like graft rejection and cancer, arising as a result of immunosuppression. A low survival rate faced by lung transplantation patients is presently limited to approximately 5 years. Lungs shortage therefore calls for a mechanism that would increase the availability of suitable organs for transplantation...
July 4, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666883/a-macroporous-heparin-releasing-silk-fibroin-scaffold-improves-islet-transplantation-outcome-by-promoting-islet-revascularisation-and-survival
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Duo Mao, Meifeng Zhu, Xiuyuan Zhang, Rong Ma, Xiaoqing Yang, Tingyu Ke, Lianyong Wang, Zongjin Li, Deling Kong, Chen Li
Islet transplantation is considered the most promising therapeutic option with the potential to cure diabetes. However, efficacy of current clinical islet transplantation is limited by long-term graft dysfunction and attrition. We have investigated the therapeutic potential of a silk fibroin macroporous (SF) scaffold for syngeneic islet transplantation in diabetic mice. The SF scaffold was prepared via lyophilisation, which enables incorporation of active compounds including cytokines, peptide and growth factors without compromising their biological activity...
June 27, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666792/post-kidney-transplant-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-ureteral-donor-receiver-anastomosis-for-kidney-graft-reflux-or-stricture-disease
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Daniel A Benamran, Jacques Klein, Karine Hadaya, Gregory Wirth, Pierre-Yves Martin, Christophe E Iselin
OBJECTIVES: To report our experience with robot-assisted ureteral anastomosis for kidney graft. Kidney graft complex ureteral strictures and/or symptomatic vesico-ureteral reflux may require complex reconstruction. This is classically done through an open surgical access, which adds to the morbidity of kidney transplantation. The da Vinci robot enables to perform complex laparoscopic procedures, and may hence be used for such reconstructions. METHODS: we retrospectively reviewed all patients undergoing robotic surgical revision for stricture or reflux disease over a three years period...
June 27, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665890/the-impact-of-liver-graft-injury-on-cancer-recurrence-posttransplantation
#19
Chang-Xian Li, Kwan Man, Chung-Mau Lo
Liver transplantation is the most effective treatment for selected patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, cancer recurrence, posttransplantation, remains to be the critical issue which affects the long-term outcome of HCC recipients. In addition to tumor biology itself, increasing evidence demonstrates that acute phase liver graft injury is a result of hepatic ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury (which is an inevitable consequence during liver transplantation) and may promote cancer recurrence at late phase posttransplantation...
June 29, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660086/successful-use-of-ectopic-pelvic-kidney-for-living-related-donation-technical-aspects-and-literature-review
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R C Minnee, H J A N Kimenai, J van de Wetering, J N M Ijzermans
Ectopic pelvic kidneys can provide an additional source of organs for transplantation. They are often excluded from donation in living donation programs mainly due to aberrant vascular and urinary anatomies. We present a donor with an ectopic left kidney, who successfully donated his kidney. The use of ectopic pelvic kidney for living kidney transplantation is a highly demanding surgical procedure but after extensive preoperative investigation in high volume centers with surgical expertise in vascular reconstruction and access surgery, ectopic pelvic kidneys should not be a contraindication for donation and should be considered as a viable option...
2017: Case Reports in Transplantation
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