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Andrea Lavazza, Marcello Massimini
Organoids are three-dimensional biological structures grown in vitro from different kinds of stem cells that self-organise mimicking real organs with organ-specific cell types. Recently, researchers have managed to produce human organoids which have structural and functional properties very similar to those of different organs, such as the retina, the intestines, the kidneys, the pancreas, the liver and the inner ear. Organoids are considered a great resource for biomedical research, as they allow for a detailed study of the development and pathologies of human cells; they also make it possible to test new molecules on human tissue...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Medical Ethics
Lisa M Potter, Angela Q Maldonado, Krista L Lentine, Mark A Schnitzler, Zidong Zhang, Gregory P Hess, Edward Garrity, Bertram L Kasiske, David A Axelrod
Transplant immunosuppressants are often used off-label due to insufficient randomized prospective trial data to achieve organ-specific US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Transplant recipients who rely on Medicare Part D for immunosuppressant drug coverage are vulnerable to coverage denial for off-label prescriptions, unless use is supported by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-approved compendia. An integrated data set including national transplant registry data and 3 years of dispensed pharmacy records was used to identify the prevalence of immunosuppression use that is both off-label and not supported by CMS-approved compendia...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
Kreeson Packthongsuk, Theresa Rathbun, Deryl Troyer, Duane L Davis
BACKGROUND: Wharton's jelly cells (WJCs) have multiple differentiation potentials and are easily harvested in large numbers. WJCs are well tolerated in allogeneic environments and there is a growing list of their therapeutic effects. Most therapies require administering large numbers of cells and this is generally accomplished by intravenous injection. Here, we studied the locations of porcine WJCs in immune-competent, allogeneic hosts after intraperitoneal (IP) injection. METHODS: Male porcine WJCs were administered to female neonatal piglets by IP injection...
February 14, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Paweł Chudoba, Wojciech Krajewski, Joanna Wojciechowska, Dorota Kamińska
BACKGROUND: At present, organ transplantation is the most efficient treatment of end-stage failure of various organs, including the heart, lungs, pancreas, intestines, kidney, and liver. Despite the efforts to use organs from living donors or from donors after circulatory death, most of the organs are recovered from brain dead (BD) donors. METHODS: The Medline and Web of Science databases were searched without time limit on November 2015 using the terms "brain dead donor" and "deceased donor" in conjunction with "transplantation", "graft", "organ", "hemodynamic", "hormonal", or "management"...
December 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Mark D Sugi, Hassan Albadawi, Grace Knuttinen, Sailendra G Naidu, Amit K Mathur, Adyr A Moss, Rahmi Oklu
Post-transplantation allograft arterial thrombosis is a well-recognized complication associated with solid organ transplantation. Much of the literature is centered on liver and kidney transplantation, which will therefore serve as the principle basis for this review, with a brief discussion on pancreas transplantation and associated arterial complications. The number of solid organ transplants has been steadily increasing over the past decade in parallel with growing demand for organs and expansion of the transplantation criteria for both donors and recipients...
December 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
Takuro Miyazaki, Shuntaro Sato, Takashi Kondo, Mamoru Kusaka, Mitsukazu Gotoh, Yoshikatsu Saiki, Minoru Ono, Norihiro Kokudo, Shin Enosawa, Shigeru Satoh, Etsuko Soeda, Hiroyuki Furukawa, Eiji Kobayashi, Takeshi Nagayasu
PURPOSE: In Japan, there have been no national surveys on the incidence of de novo malignancy after solid organ transplantation, which is one of the leading causes of death in transplant recipients. METHODS: A questionnaire was distributed to institutions that perform solid organ transplantation in Japan, and clinical information was collected from patients who underwent transplantation between 2001 and 2010 and who exhibited de novo malignancies. RESULTS: Nine thousand two hundred ten solid organ transplants (kidney, 49...
January 29, 2018: Surgery Today
David Hensler, Chad L Richardson, Joslyn Brown, Christine Tseng, Phyllis J DeCamp, Amy Yang, Anna Pawlowski, Bing Ho, Michael G Ison
BACKGROUND: Prophylaxis with valganciclovir reduces the incidence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection following solid organ transplant (SOT). Under-dosing of valganciclovir is associated with an increased risk of CMV infection and development of ganciclovir-resistant CMV. METHODS: An automated electronic health record (EHR)-based, pharmacist-driven program was developed to optimize dosing of valganciclovir in solid organ transplant recipients at a large transplant center...
January 23, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
Jiang Li, Qing-Jun Guo, Jin-Zhen Cai, Cheng Pan, Zhong-Yang Shen, Wen-Tao Jiang
Simultaneous liver, pancreas-duodenum, and kidney transplantation has been rarely reported in the literature. Here we present a new and more efficient en bloc technique that combines classic orthotopic liver and pancreas-duodenum transplantation and heterotopic kidney transplantation for a male patient aged 44 years who had hepatitis B related cirrhosis, renal failure, and insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). A quadruple immunosuppressive regimen including induction with basiliximab and maintenance therapy with tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, and steroids was used in the early stage post-transplant...
December 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Pablo Fernandez-Pernas, Iván Rodríguez-Lesende, Alexandre de la Fuente, Jesús Mateos, Isaac Fuentes, Javier De Toro, Fco J Blanco, M C Arufe
Mesenchymal stem cells are being the focus of connective tissue technology and regenerative medicine, presenting a good choice cell source for improving old and well recognized techniques of cartilage defect repair. For instance, the autologous chondrocyte transplantation using new concepts of regenerative medicine. The present study investigated the risk of xenogenicity of human synovial membrane-derived MSCs, injected into the monkeys using intravenous and intra-articular administration. The animal models used were adult monkeys Rhesus which had been injured into the left knee to create an Osteoarthritis (OA) animal model...
2017: PloS One
Takushi Kohmoto, Satoru Osaki, Dixon B Kaufman, Glen Leverson, Nilto DeOliveira, Shahab A Akhter, Susan Ulschmid, Lucian Lozonschi, Entela B Lushaj
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is a cause of morbidity and mortality in organ transplant recipients. Cardiac surgery after organ transplantation is not uncommon in this population. We evaluated 30-day outcomes and long-term survival of abdominal transplant recipients undergoing cardiac surgery at our institution. METHODS: In all, 138 patients with previous kidney, kidney-pancreas, and liver transplants underwent cardiac surgery from 2000 to 2016. Propensity score (ratio 1:3) matched 115 abdominal transplant with 345 patients undergoing cardiac surgery without a history of abdominal transplant...
March 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Ahmed M Elsabbagh, Jason Hawksworth, Khalid M Khan, Nada Yazigi, Cal S Matsumoto, Thomas M Fishbein
We present a case of a 2-year-old child who underwent a combined en bloc liver and pancreas transplant following complications of WRS. WRS is characterized clinically through infantile insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, neutropenia, recurrent infections, propensity for liver failure following viral infections, bone dysplasia, and developmental delay. Usually, death occurs from fulminant liver and concomitant kidney failure. Few cases with WRS are reported in the literature, mostly from consanguineous parents...
November 15, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
Shelby Resnick, Mark J Seamon, Daniel Holena, Jose Pascual, Patrick M Reilly, Niels D Martin
BACKGROUND: Aggressive management of patients prior to and after determination of death by neurologic criteria (DNC) is necessary to optimize organ recovery, transplantation, and increase the number of organs transplanted per donor (OTPD). The effects of time management are understudied but potentially pivotal component. The objective of this study was to analyze specific time points (time to DNC, time to procurement) and the time intervals between them to better characterize the optimal timeline of organ donation...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
Walter S Andrews, Bartholomew J Kane, Richard J Hendrickson
Pediatric transplant candidates include heart, lung, liver, pancreas, small intestine, and kidney. The purpose of this article is to review the history and current methods for determining priority of the above-mentioned transplantable organs. The methods used by the authors involved the review of historical and current manuscripts and UNOS policy documents. We summarized the findings in order to create a concise review of the current policies and wait times for transplantation in pediatric transplant patients...
August 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
Hyun Jung Koo, Han Na Lee, Sang Ho Choi, Heungsup Sung, Sang Young Oh, So Youn Shin, Hwa Jung Kim, Kyung-Hyun Do
BACKGROUND: Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is a newly detected pathogen which can cause lower respiratory tract disease. Clinical characteristics, computed tomography (CT) findings, and outcomes of HMPV pneumonia in solid organ transplantation (SOT) patients have not been well demonstrated. METHODS: Between January 2010 and February 2016, clinical and imaging findings of 59 patients receiving SOT (types of organ: 37 kidney, 16 liver, 4 heart and 2 pancreas and kidney) who had HMPV infection detected in nasopharyngeal or bronchoalveolar lavage by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction were retrospectively evaluated...
September 27, 2017: Transplantation
Luiz A Benvenuti, Alessandra Roggério, Marta M Cavalcanti, Anna S Nishiya, José E Levi
BACKGROUND: Chagas' disease (CD) is caused by infection with the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi. The disease can affect the heart and/or the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, but around 70% of infected individuals remain asymptomatic in the chronic form. Organ transplantation from T. cruzi-infected donors is often avoided because of the risk of disease transmission, previously reported after heart, kidney, or liver transplantation. METHODS: We investigated by histology, immunohistochemistry and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) the persistence of T...
September 25, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
J Paulino, A Martins, E Vigia, P Marcelino, A M Nobre, L Bicho, E Filipe, E Barroso
An innovative technique for pancreas transplantation is described. The main aspect consists of the horizontal positioning of the pancreas, which allows a better venous outflow, thus preventing thrombosis and graft loss. The program of pancreas transplantation in this national reference center for pancreatic and liver surgery was started in 2007; the initial results were considered poor, resulting in the loss of half of the grafts due to venous thrombosis. After analyzing the possible causes, this technique was proposed and successfully implemented, reducing the postoperative complications, particularly the problem of venous thrombosis...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
Jaeseok Yang, Jong Cheol Jeong, Joongyub Lee, Young Hoon Kim, Hyo Chae Paik, Jae-Joong Kim, Hyun-Young Park, Myoung Soo Kim, Curie Ahn
BACKGROUND: Beneficial aspects of solid organ transplantation, which encompass survival benefit, improved quality of life, and cost efficacy, have been clearly demonstrated. However, regional and ethnic differences require further studies to identify prognostic factors and transplant outcomes against various backgrounds. After previous efforts of a nationwide, retrospective study on the kidney transplant outcomes in Korea, a new prospective-designed version of the Korean Organ Transplantation Registry (KOTRY) was launched in 2014...
August 2017: Transplantation Direct
Margaret R Jorgenson, Jillian L Descourouez, Glen E Leverson, Erin K McCreary, Michael R Lucey, Jeannina A Smith, Robert R Redfield
BACKGROUND: Following abdominal solid organ transplant (aSOT), valganciclovir (VGC) is recommended for cytomegalovirus (CMV) prophylaxis. This agent is associated with efficacy concerns, toxicity, and emergence of ganciclovir resistance. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence of high-dose acyclovir (HD-A) prophylaxis failure in seropositive aSOT recipients (R+). METHODS: This was a retrospective, single-center study of R+ transplanted without lymphocyte-depleting induction between January 1, 2000, and June 30, 2013, discharged with 3 months of HD-A prophylaxis (800 mg 4 times daily)...
January 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Jeron Zerillo, Sang Kim, Bryan Hill, David Shapiro, Hung-Mo Lin, Alyssa Burnham, Jang Moon, Kishore Iyer, Samuel DeMaria
BACKGROUND: Intestinal transplantation (ITx) is the definitive therapy for patients suffering from intestinal failure. Previously published reports suggest that these cases should be managed perioperatively with the same intensive monitors and techniques as in liver transplantation. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the anesthetic management of 67 isolated intestinal, intestinal-pancreas, and intestinal-kidney transplants over the previous decade (2005-2015) in our tertiary care institution...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
Michela Assalino, Karine Hadaya, Axel Andres, Thierry Berney
The article by Parajuli et al published in this issue of Transplant International is the latest, and perhaps the most convincing in a relatively small body of literature, to suggest that in a situation of simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPK), in which both organs are from the same donor, one organ may be undergoing acute rejection independently from the other (1). The organ hierarchy in immunogeneicity and susceptibility to rejection is a long known biological phenomenon, with the liver at one end of the spectrum and the intestine the other...
August 4, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
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