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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213931/successful-resumption-of-peritoneal-dialysis-following-living-donor-liver-transplantation-in-children-with-end-stage-renal-disease
#1
Hiroyuki Kanazawa, Akinari Fukuda, Mai Sato, Shingo Ishimori, Kengo Sasaki, Hajime Uchida, Takanobu Shigeta, Vidyadhar Padmakar Mali, Seisuke Sakamoto, Kenji Ishikura, Mureo Kasahara
Children with ESRD in need of RRT are commonly managed by PD due to difficulty with vascular access for HD and the relatively large extracorporeal blood volume required. Major abdominal surgery may result in injury to the peritoneum and consequent adhesion, thereby resulting in a reduction in the anatomical capacity and transport capability across the peritoneal membrane. Here, we report successful resumption of PD after LDLT in two pediatric patients. The causes of ESRD were PH1 and juvenile nephronophthisis, respectively...
February 18, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212159/liver-allocation-and-distribution-time-for-a-change
#2
Ranjit Deshpande, Ryutaro Hirose, David Mulligan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Liver allograft allocation has been a topic of hot debate for over a decade. New redistricting changes have been proposed by the Liver and Intestinal Transplant Committee to the existing United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) liver allocation policy. The basis of this new proposal is similar to the old one with an aim to distribute organs in a fair, efficient and equitable fashion. In this review, we plan to look in depth at the redistribution proposals thus far, their merits and how they may help patients who do not have adequate access to livers...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207637/the-efficacy-of-a-prevascularized-retrievable-poly-d-l-lactide-co-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-subcutaneous-scaffold-as-transplantation-site-for-pancreatic-islets
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Alexandra M Smink, Shiri Li, Don T Hertsig, Bart J de Haan, Leendert Schwab, Aart A van Apeldoorn, Eelco de Koning, Marijke M Faas, Jonathan R T Lakey, Paul de Vos
BACKGROUND: The liver as transplantation site for human pancreatic islets is a harsh microenvironment for islets and it lacks the ability to retrieve the graft. A retrievable, extrahepatic transplantation site that mimics the pancreatic environment is desired. Ideally this transplantation site should be located subdermal for easy surgical-access but this never resulted in normoglycemia. Here we describe the design and efficacy of a novel prevascularized, subcutaneously implanted, retrievable poly (D,L-lactide-co-ε-caprolactone) (PDLLCL) scaffold...
February 15, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207634/ethnic-background-is-a-potential-barrier-to-living-donor-kidney-transplantation-in-canada-a-single-center-retrospective-cohort-study
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Istvan Mucsi, Aarushi Bansal, Olusegun Famure, Yanhong Li, Margot Mitchell, Amy D Waterman, Marta Novak, S Joseph Kim
BACKGROUND: We examined if African or Asian ethnicity was associated with lower access to kidney transplantation (KT) in a Canadian setting. METHODS: Patients referred for KT to the Toronto General Hospital from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2012, who completed social work assessment, were included (n=1769). The association between ethnicity and the time from referral to completion of KT evaluation or receipt of a KT were examined using Cox proportional hazards models...
February 15, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203051/a-review-and-update-on-orphan-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-noninfectious-uveitis
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REVIEW
Caiyun You, Haitham F Sahawneh, Lina Ma, Buraa Kubaisi, Alexander Schmidt, C Stephen Foster
INTRODUCTION: Uveitis, a leading cause of preventable blindness around the world, is a critically underserved disease in regard to the medications approved for use. Multiple immunomodulatory therapy (IMT) drugs are appropriate for uveitis therapy but are still off-label. These IMT agents, including antimetabolites, calcineurin inhibitors, alkylating agents, and biologic agents, have been designated as "orphan drugs" and are widely used for systemic autoimmune diseases or organ transplantation...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191475/the-potential-of-micrornas-as-novel-biomarkers-for-transplant-rejection
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REVIEW
Matthias Hamdorf, Satoru Kawakita, Matthew Everly
The control of gene expression by microRNAs (miRNAs, miR) influences many cellular functions, including cellular differentiation, cell proliferation, cell development, and functional regulation of the immune system. Recently, miRNAs have been detected in serum, plasma, and urine and circulating miR profiles have been associated with a variety of diseases. Rejection is one of the major causes of allograft failure and preventing and treating acute rejection are the central task for clinicians working with transplant patients...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186705/current-and-future-perspectives-on-alginate-encapsulated-pancreatic-islet
#7
Berit L Strand, Abba E Coron, Gudmund Skjak-Braek
Transplantation of pancreatic islets in immune protective capsules holds the promise as a functional cure for type 1 diabetes, also about 40 years after the first proof of principal study. The concept is simple in using semipermeable capsules that allow the ingress of oxygen and nutrients, but limit the access of the immune system. Encapsulated human islets have been evaluated in four small clinical trials where the procedure has been evaluated as safe, but lacking long-term efficacy. Host reactions toward the biomaterials used in the capsules may be one parameter limiting the long-term function of the graft in humans...
February 2, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186681/skin-derived-precursors-as-a-source-of-progenitors-for-corneal-endothelial-regeneration
#8
Emi Inagaki, Shin Hatou, Kazunari Higa, Satoru Yoshida, Shinsuke Shibata, Hideyuki Okano, Kazuo Tsubota, Shigeto Shimmura
Corneal blindness is the fourth leading cause of blindness in the world. Current treatment is allogenic corneal transplantation, which is limited by shortage of donors and immunological rejection. Skin-derived precursors (SKPs) are postnatal stem cells, which are self-renewing, multipotent precursors that can be isolated and expanded from the dermis. Facial skin may therefore be an accessible autologous source of neural crest derived cells. SKPs were isolated from facial skin of Wnt1-Cre/Floxed EGFP mouse. After inducing differentiation with medium containing retinoic acid and GSK 3-β inhibitor, SKPs formed polygonal corneal endothelial-like cells (sTECE)...
February 6, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183854/linguistic-isolation-and-access-to-the-active-kidney-transplant-waiting-list-in-the-united-states
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Efrain Talamantes, Keith C Norris, Carol M Mangione, Gerardo Moreno, Amy D Waterman, John D Peipert, Suphamai Bunnapradist, Edmund Huang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Waitlist inactivity is a barrier to transplantation, because inactive candidates cannot receive deceased donor organ offers. We hypothesized that temporarily inactive kidney transplant candidates living in linguistically isolated communities would be less likely to achieve active waitlist status. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We merged Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing data with five-digit zip code socioeconomic data from the 2000 US Census...
February 9, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181929/corneal-endothelial-cell-integrity-in-precut-human-donor-corneas-enhanced-by-autocrine-vasoactive-intestinal-peptide
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Shay-Whey M Koh, Timothy Coll, Dante Gloria, Nicholas Sprehe
PURPOSE: To demonstrate that vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), a corneal endothelial (CE) cell autocrine factor, maintains the integrity of corneal endothelium in human donor corneoscleral explants precut for endothelial keratoplasty. METHODS: Twelve paired human donor corneoscleral explants used as control versus VIP-treated explants (10 nM, 30 minutes, 37°C) were shipped (4°C) to the Lions Eye Institute for Transplantation and Research for precutting (Moria CBM-ALTK Keratome), shipped back to the laboratory, and cultured in ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF, 0...
February 8, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177199/daclatasvir-plus-sofosbuvir-with-or-without-ribavirin-for-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-3-in-a-french-early-access-programme
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Christophe Hézode, Pascal Lebray, Victor De Ledinghen, Fabien Zoulim, Vincent Di Martino, Nathalie Boyer, Dominique Larrey, Danielle Botta-Fridlund, Christine Silvain, Hélène Fontaine, Louis D'Alteroche, Vincent Leroy, Marc Bourliere, Isabelle Hubert-Fouchard, Dominique Guyader, Isabelle Rosa, Eric Nguyen-Khac, Larysa Fedchuk, Raoudha Akremi, Yacia Bennai, Anne Filipovics, Yue Zhao, Jean-Pierre Bronowicki
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Optimally effective treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 3 (GT3) is urgently needed, particularly in advanced liver disease. Daclatasvir (DCV) plus sofosbuvir (SOF) was efficacious in phase 3 studies. Real-world data for DCV+SOF in advanced GT3 infection are presented from the French Temporary Authorisation for Use programme, which allowed patients in need without other treatment options access to DCV ahead of its market authorization. METHODS: Patients with F3/F4 fibrosis and/or extrahepatic HCV manifestations, post-liver-transplant HCV recurrence, and/or indication for liver/kidney transplant, were treated with DCV+SOF (60+400 mg daily) for a recommended duration of 24 weeks...
February 8, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176458/serum-free-bioprocessing-of-adult-human-and-rodent-skin-derived-schwann-cells-implications-for-cell-therapy-in-nervous-system-injury
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Leila Mirfeizi, Jo Anne Stratton, Ranjan Kumar, Prajay Shah, Natacha Agabalyan, Morgan G Stykel, Rajiv Midha, Jeff Biernaskie, Michael S Kallos
Peripheral nerve injury affects 2.8% of trauma patients with severe cases often resulting in long-lived permanent disability, despite nerve repair surgery. Autologous Schwann cell (SC) therapy currently provides an exciting avenue for improved outcomes for these patients, particularly with the possibility to derive SCs from easily-accessible adult skin. However, due to current challenges regarding the efficient expansion of these cells, further optimization is required before they can be seriously considered for clinical application...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176349/early-detection-and-curative-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-in-france-and-in-the-united-states
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Benjamin Cadier, Julie Bulsei, Pierre Nahon, Olivier Seror, Alexis Laurent, Isabelle Rosa, Richard Layese, Charlotte Costentin, Carole Cagnot, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski, Karine Chevreul
: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the leading cause of death in patients with cirrhosis. Patients outside clinical trials seldom benefit from evidence-based monitoring. The objective of this study was to estimate the cost-effectiveness of complying with HCC screening guidelines. The economic evaluation compared surveillance of patients with cirrhosis as recommended by the guidelines ("gold-standard monitoring") to "real-life monitoring" from the health care system perspective. A Markov model described the history of the disease and treatment course including current first-line curative treatment: liver resection, radiofrequency ablation (RFA), and liver transplantation...
February 8, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170199/concise-review-cell-surface-n-linked-glycoproteins-as-potential-stem-cell-markers-and-drug-targets
#14
Kenneth R Boheler, Rebekah L Gundry
Stem cells and their derivatives hold great promise to advance regenerative medicine. Critical to the progression of this field is the identification and utilization of antibody-accessible cell-surface proteins for immunophenotyping and cell sorting-techniques essential for assessment and isolation of defined cell populations with known functional and therapeutic properties. Beyond their utility for cell identification and selection, cell-surface proteins are also major targets for pharmacological intervention...
January 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169910/long-term-outcome-of-microautologous-fat-transplantation-to-correct-temporal-depression
#15
Su-Shin Lee, Yu-Hao Huang, Tsung-Yin Lin, Chih-Kang Chou, Hidenobu Takahashi, Chung-Sheng Lai, Sin-Daw Lin, Tsai-Ming Lin
OBJECTIVE: Sunken temporal fossa appears oftentimes in Asians and resembles bad fortune that people wish to change. Numerous techniques and materials have been applied clinically for augmenting the sunken temporal fossa with variable results. The microautologous fat transplantation (MAFT) technique proposed by Lin et al in 2006 has demonstrated favorable results in facial rejuvenation. In the present study, the authors applied the MAFT technique with an innovative instrument in sunken temporal fossa and reported its results...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163833/ambulatory-pulmonary-artery-pressure-monitoring-in-advanced-heart-failure-patients
#16
REVIEW
Srikanth Yandrapalli, Anoshia Raza, Sohaib Tariq, Wilbert S Aronow
Heart failure (HF) is an emerging epidemic associate with significant morbidity, mortality, and health care expenditure. Although there were major advances in pharmacologic and device based therapies for the management of HF, mortality of this condition remains high. Accurate monitoring of HF patients for exacerbations is very important to reduce recurrent hospitalizations and its associated complications. With the failure of clinical signs, tele-monitoring, and laboratory bio-markers to function as early markers of HF exacerbations, more sophisticated techniques were sought to accurately predict the circulatory status in HF patients in order to execute timely pharmacological intervention to reduce frequent hospitalizations...
January 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162932/multicenter-evaluation-of-a-national-organ-sharing-policy-for-highly-sensitized-patients-listed-for-heart-transplantation-in-canada
#17
Brian Clarke, Anique Ducharme, Nadia Giannetti, Daniel Kim, Michael McDonald, Peter Pflugfelder, Miroslaw Rajda, Mario Sénéchal, Ellie Stadnick, Mustafa Toma, Shelley Zieroth, Debra Isaac
BACKGROUND: Transplantation of sensitized recipients has been associated with increased risk of post-transplant complications. In 2010, the Canadian Cardiac Transplant Network (CCTN) created a unique status listing for highly sensitized heart transplant candidates. Status 4S listing requires calculated panel-reactive antibody (cPRA) level >80% as the sole listing criteria and enables geographic expansion of the donor pool by providing national access. In this study, we describe patient characteristics and outcomes of those transplanted as Status 4S in Canada...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159650/impact-of-the-new-kidney-allocation-system-on-perioperative-outcomes-and-costs-in-kidney-transplantation
#18
David J Taber, Derek DuBay, John W McGillicuddy, Satish Nadig, Charles F Bratton, Kenneth D Chavin, Prabhakar K Baliga
BACKGROUND: In December 2014, a new kidney allocation system (KAS) was implemented nationwide with the goal of improving longevity matching, increasing access to sensitized patients, and improving racial/ethnic disparities. STUDY DESIGN: National cohort study of US kidney transplantation programs, analyzing hospital-level outcomes (October 2012 to June 2016) using University HealthSystem Consortium data. In-hospital outcomes and costs were analyzed for trends over time using interrupted time series analysis with segmented regression...
January 31, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156564/advance-care-planning-and-specialty-palliative-care-utilization-for-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-who-undergo-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplant
#19
Lisa M McNey, Erik Eckhert, Derek Galligan, Gabriel N Mannis
: 18 Background: Unlike most metastatic solid tumors, many advanced hematologic malignancies are treated with curative intent. Accordingly, aggressive interventions often continue until late in the disease course because it can be difficult to discern when cure is no longer possible. This is particularly true for recipients of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (alloHCT). We hypothesized that alloHCT recipients and their providers would be less likely to utilize specialty Palliative Care (PC) services or to engage in early communication regarding advance care planning...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153937/beliefs-and-attitudes-to-bowel-cancer-screening-in-patients-with-ckd-a-semistructured-interview-study
#20
Laura J James, Germaine Wong, Jonathan C Craig, Angela Ju, Narelle Williams, Wai H Lim, Nicholas Cross, Allison Tong
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Bowel cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death in people with CKD. Shared decision making regarding cancer screening is particularly complex in CKD and requires an understanding of patients' values and priorities, which remain largely unknown. Our study aimed to describe the beliefs and attitudes to bowel cancer screening in patients with CKD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Face to face, semistructured interviews were conducted from April of 2014 to December of 2015 with 38 participants ages 39-78 years old with CKD stages 3-5, on dialysis, or transplant recipients from four renal units in Australia and New Zealand...
February 2, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
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