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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086841/good-outcome-following-liver-transplantation-using-pericardial-peritoneum-window-for-hepato-atrial-anastomosis-to-overcome-advanced-hepatic-alveolar-echinococcosis-and-secondary-budd-chiari-syndrome-a-case-report
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Konrad Kobryń, Rafał Paluszkiewicz, Krzysztof Dudek, Urszula Ołdakowska-Jedynak, Michał Korba, Joanna Raszeja-Wyszomirska, Piotr Remiszewski, Michał Grąt, Piotr Milkiewicz, Waldemar Patkowski, Marek Krawczyk
BACKGROUND: This report presents a case of a 57- year old female with advanced Hepatic Alveolar Echinococcosis causing a secondary Budd-Chiari Syndrome due to infiltration of the suprahepatic inferior vena cava treated successfully by liver transplantation. CASE PRESENTATION: A temporary veno-venous bypass was introduced, but a typical end to end cavo-caval anastomosis wasn't possible in this case. In order to access a disease free part of the inferior vena cava, an oval window of the diaphragm was excised, providing communication between the peritoneum and pericardium...
January 13, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073208/experience-of-percutaneous-access-under-ultrasound-guidance-in-renal-transplant-patients-with-allograft-lithiasis
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Silvano Palazzo, Ottavio Colamonico, Saverio Forte, Matteo Matera, Giuseppe Lucarelli, Pasquale Ditonno, Michele Battaglia, Pasquale Martino
OBJECTIVE: Urolithiasis of the transplanted kidney has an incidence of 0.2 to 1.7%, it increases the risk of infection in immunosuppressed patients and it can lead to ureteral obstruction that is often associated with deterioration of renal function. Urolithiasis of the transplanted kidney has different characteristics compared to the native kidney, due to the absence of innervation, which does not lead to colic pain. Percutaneous approach is an optimal choice in transplant patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Here we report our experience in two cadaveric transplant patients with urolithiasis...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069526/opportunities-to-improve-care-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-vulnerable-patient-populations
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Richard S Hoehn, Dennis J Hanseman, Vikrom Dhar, Derek E Go, Michael J Edwards, Shimul A Shah
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with Medicaid or no health insurance have inferior survival compared to privately-insured patients. Safety-net hospitals that care for these patients are often criticized for their inferior outcomes. We hypothesized that HCC survival was related to appropriate surgical management. STUDY DESIGN: The American College of Surgeons National Cancer Data Base was queried for patients diagnosed with HCC (n=111,481) from 1998-2010...
January 6, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069404/calculated-panel-reactive-antibody-with-decimals-a-refined-metric-of-access-to-transplantation-for-highly-sensitized-candidates
#4
Evan P Kransdorf, Marcelo J Pando
The use of the calculated panel reactive antibody (CPRA) value and the implementation of allocation points for sensitized candidates by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) have improved access to kidney transplantation for highly sensitized candidates (98% CPRA and above). Despite this, a large population of highly sensitized candidates remain awaiting transplantation. To better define this population, we propose the use of two refinements of the standard UNOS CPRA, the CPRA with decimals or CPRAd, and the likelihood of a compatible donor (LCD)...
January 6, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068455/variation-in-access-to-kidney-transplantation-across-renal-programs-in-ontario-canada
#5
K L Naylor, S N Dixon, A X Garg, S J Kim, P G Blake, G E Nesrallah, M K McCallum, C D'Antonio, A H Li, G A Knoll
In the United States, kidney transplant rates vary significantly across end-stage renal disease (ESRD) networks. We conducted a population-based cohort study to determine whether there was variability in kidney transplant rates across renal programs in a health care system distinct from the United States. We included incident chronic dialysis patients in Ontario, Canada, from 2003 to 2013 and determined the 1-, 5-, and 10-year cumulative incidence of kidney transplantation in 27 regional renal programs (similar to U...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052607/optn-srtr-2015-annual-data-report-lung
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M Valapour, M A Skeans, J M Smith, L B Edwards, W S Cherikh, K Uccellini, A K Israni, J J Snyder, B L Kasiske
In 2015, 2409 active candidates aged 12 years or older were added to the lung transplant waiting list; 2072 transplants were performed, the most of any year. The median waiting time for candidates listed in 2015 was 3.4 months; the shortest waiting time was for diagnosis group D. Despite the highest recorded transplant rate of 157 per 100 waitlist years, waitlist mortality continued a steady decade-long rise to a high of 16.5 deaths per 100 waitlist years. Measures of short- and long-term survival showed no trend toward improved overall survival in the past 5 years, except that 6-month death rates decreased from 9...
January 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052605/optn-srtr-2015-annual-data-report-early-effects-of-the-new-kidney-allocation-system
#7
A Hart, S K Gustafson, M A Skeans, P Stock, D Stewart, B L Kasiske, A K Israni
In December 2014, a new kidney allocation system (KAS) was implemented in the United States in an attempt to improve access to transplant for historically underrepresented groups, and to incorporate longevity matching such that donor kidneys with the longest projected graft survival are given to recipients with the longest projected patient survival. The development of organ allocation policies is often guided by simulated allocation models, computer programs that simulate the arrival of donated organs and new candidates on the waiting list over a 1-year period to project outcomes under a new allocation method...
January 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051797/%C3%A2-sofosbuvir-and-daclatasvir-in-mono-and-hiv-coinfected-patients-with-recurrent-hepatitis-c-after-liver-transplant
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Lluís Castells, Jordi Llaneras, Isabel Campos-Varela, Itxarone Bilbao, Manel Crespo, Oscar Len, Francisco Rodríguez-Frías, Ramon Charco, Teresa Salcedo, Juan Ignacio Esteban, Rafael Esteban-Mur
:  Background and aims. Pegylated interferon (Peg-INF) and ribavirin (RBV) based therapy is suboptimal and poorly tolerated. We evaluated the safety, tolerability and efficacy of a 24-week course of sofosbuvir plus daclatasvir without ribavirin for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) recurrence after liver transplantation (LT) in both HCV-monoinfected and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-HCV coinfected patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 22 consecutive adult LT recipients (16 monoinfected and 6 coinfected with HIV) who received a 24-week course of sofosbuvir plus daclatasvir treatment under an international compassionate access program...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034898/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-survival-of-children-with-esrd
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Elaine Ku, Charles E McCulloch, Barbara A Grimes, Kirsten L Johansen
Observational studies have reported that black and Hispanic adults receiving maintenance dialysis survive longer than non-Hispanic white counterparts. Whether there are racial disparities in survival of children with ESRD is not clear. We compared mortality risk among non-Hispanic black, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic white children who started RRT between 1995 and 2011 and were followed through 2012. We examined all-cause mortality using adjusted Cox models. Of 12,123 children included for analysis, 1600 died during the median follow-up of 7...
December 29, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031959/averting-the-legacy-of-kidney-disease-focus-on-childhood
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REVIEW
Julie R Ingelfinger, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Franz Schaefer
World Kidney Day 2016 focuses on kidney disease in childhood and the antecedents of adult kidney disease that can begin in earliest childhood. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in childhood differs from that in adults, as the largest diagnostic group among children includes congenital anomalies and inherited disorders, with glomerulopathies and kidney disease in the setting of diabetes being relatively uncommon. In addition, many children with acute kidney injury will ultimately develop sequelae that may lead to hypertension and CKD in later childhood or in adult life...
June 2016: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030432/outcomes-and-disparities-in-liver-transplantation-will-be-improved-by-redistricting-cons
#11
David Seth Goldberg, Seth Karp
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Over the last 2 years, the liver transplant community has been debating a proposal to redraw the maps of organ distribution. The basis for these proposed changes is reported disparities in severity of illness at transplantation across the USA - however, this is based on the allocation model for end-stage liver disease score. In this review, we provide a critical overview of the redistribution proposal, its flaws and how it may worsen outcomes and exacerbate disparities in liver transplantation...
December 26, 2016: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012778/b-cell-and-antibody-responses-in-mice-induced-by-a-putative-cell-surface-peptidase-of-pneumocystis-murina-protect-against-experimental-infection
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Sanbao Ruan, Yang Cai, Alistair J Ramsay, David A Welsh, Karen Norris, Judd E Shellito
RATIONALE: Pneumocystis pneumonia is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in HIV-infected subjects, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and solid organ transplant recipients. No vaccine is currently available. By chemical labeling coupled with proteomic approach, we have identified a putative surface protein (SPD1, Broad Institute gene accession number PNEG_01848) derived from single suspended P. murina cysts. SPD1 was expressed in an insect cell line and tested for vaccine development...
December 21, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012259/reduction-in-liver-transplant-wait-listing-in-the-era-of-direct-acting-antiviral-therapy
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Jennifer A Flemming, W Ray Kim, Carol L Brosgart, Norah A Terrault
: Direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy, recently approved for patients with decompensated cirrhosis (DC) secondary to hepatitis C virus (HCV), is associated with improved hepatic function. We analyzed trends in liver transplant (LT) wait-listing (WL) to explore potential impact of effective medical therapy on WL registration. This is a cohort study using the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients database from 2003 to 2015. A total of 47,591 adults wait-listed for LT from HCV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) were identified...
November 5, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011844/the-visible-heart%C3%A2-project-and-free-access-website-atlas-of-human-cardiac-anatomy
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Paul A Iaizzo
AIMS: Pre- and post-evaluations of implantable cardiac devices require innovative and critical testing in all phases of the design process. The Visible Heart(®) Project was successfully launched in 1997 and 3 years later the Atlas of Human Cardiac Anatomy website was online. The Visible Heart(®) methodologies and Atlas website can be used to better understand human cardiac anatomy, disease states and/or to improve cardiac device design throughout the development process. METHODS AND RESULTS: To date, Visible(®) Heart methodologies have been used to reanimate 75 human hearts, all considered non-viable for transplantation...
December 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997987/long-term-outcome-in-liver-transplantation-candidates-with-portopulmonary-hypertension
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Laurent Savale, Caroline Sattler, Audrey Coilly, Filoména Conti, Sébastien Renard, Claire Francoz, Hélène Bouvaist, Cyrille Feray, Patrick Borentain, Xavier Jaïs, David Montani, Florence Parent, Caroline O'Connell, Philippe Hervé, Marc Humbert, Gérald Simonneau, Didier Samuel, Yvon Calmus, Christophe Duvoux, François Durand, Jean Charles Duclos-Vallée, Olivier Sitbon
BACKGROUND: Portopulmonary hypertension (PoPH) is diagnosed in 2-6% of liver transplantation (LT) candidates. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: To study outcomes of candidates for LT suffering from PoPH. Data were collected retrospectively from a prospective registry. Pulmonary hemodynamic variables were collected at the time of PoPH diagnosis, at last evaluation before LT, within 6 months and beyond 6 months after LT. RESULTS: Forty-nine patients (35 males, 48±8 years) were analysed (median MELD score 20)...
December 20, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994866/facilitating-access-to-the-renal-transplant-waiting-list-does-not-increase-the-number-of-transplantations-comparative-study-of-two-french-regions
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Mathilde Lefort, Cécile Vigneau, Annelen Laurent, Saïd Lebbah, Nolwenn Le Meur, Jean-Philippe Jais, Eric Daugas, Sahar Bayat
BACKGROUND: In France, there are important regional disparities of access to the renal transplant waiting list and transplantation. Our objectives were to compare the characteristics of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) of two French regions (Ile-de-France and Bretagne) and to identify determinants of access to the waiting list and subsequent transplantation, with a focus on temporary inactive status (TIS) periods. METHODS: All 18-80-year-old incident patients who started dialysis in Ile-de-France or Bretagne between 2006 and 2009 were included (n = 6160)...
December 2016: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994864/diabetic-kidney-disease-patients-on-hemodialysis-a-retrospective-survival-analysis-across-different-socioeconomic-groups
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Madhusudan Vijayan, Saranya Radhakrishnan, Georgi Abraham, Milly Mathew, Krishnaswamy Sampathkumar, Nevin Philip Mancha
BACKGROUND: Diabetic kidney disease is the leading cause of stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) in India. Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is accessible to very few patients because of socioeconomic deprivation. We studied the effect of diabetes and socioeconomic status on the outcome of patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the outcome of 897 patients (629 males/268 females; mean age ± standard deviation 48.69 ± 14.27 years) initiated on MHD from 2003 to 2009 at five dialysis centers in south India...
December 2016: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990484/initial-experience-of-video-capsule-endoscopy-after-intestinal-transplantation
#18
Jonas Varkey, Mihai Oltean, Andreas Bernd Pischel, Magnus Simrén, Gustaf Herlenius
BACKGROUND: Intestinal transplantation is a procedure which inflicts immunological and infectious complications that affect the transplanted graft, posing both diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) offers easy access to the entire small intestine and presents itself as an interesting option. However, at present, no studies evaluating the usefulness of video capsule endoscopies in this setting have been published. Our aim was to evaluate the usefulness of VCE in detecting complications that arise after intestinal transplantation...
December 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987378/in-vitro-differentiation-of-neural-stem-cells-derived-from-human-olfactory-bulb-into-dopaminergic-like-neurons
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Rafieh Alizadeh, Gholamreza Hassanzadeh, Mohammad Taghi Joghataei, Mansoureh Soleimani, Fatemeh Moradi, Shahram Mohammadpour, Jahangir Ghorbani, Ali Safavi, Maryam Sarbishegi, Vahid Pirhajati Mahabadi, Leila Alizadeh, Mahmoudreza Hadjighassem
Obtaining new accessible source of neuronal stem cells that can be used in Parkinson's disease cell transplant is the aim of this research. The human olfactory bulb contains neural stem cells (NSCs) that are responsible for the neurogenesis in the brain and the replacement of damaged cellular components throughout life. NSCs are capable of differentiating into neuronal and glial cells. We isolated NSCs from brain-death donor's olfactory bub and differentiate them to dopaminergic neurons. The obtained olfactory bulb tissues were cultured in DMEM12, B27 supplemented with bFGF, EGF, and LIF...
December 17, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987163/pgsb-mips-plantsdb-database-framework-for-the-integration-and-analysis-of-plant-genome-data
#20
Manuel Spannagl, Thomas Nussbaumer, Kai Bader, Heidrun Gundlach, Klaus F X Mayer
Plant Genome and Systems Biology (PGSB), formerly Munich Institute for Protein Sequences (MIPS) PlantsDB, is a database framework for the integration and analysis of plant genome data, developed and maintained for more than a decade now. Major components of that framework are genome databases and analysis resources focusing on individual (reference) genomes providing flexible and intuitive access to data. Another main focus is the integration of genomes from both model and crop plants to form a scaffold for comparative genomics, assisted by specialized tools such as the CrowsNest viewer to explore conserved gene order (synteny)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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