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David Haro Alonso, Miles N Wernick, Yongyi Yang, Guido Germano, Daniel S Berman, Piotr Slomka
BACKGROUND: We developed machine-learning (ML) models to estimate a patient's risk of cardiac death based on adenosine myocardial perfusion SPECT (MPS) and associated clinical data, and compared their performance to baseline logistic regression (LR). We demonstrated an approach to visually convey the reasoning behind a patient's risk to provide insight to clinicians beyond that of a "black box." METHODS: We trained multiple models using 122 potential clinical predictors (features) for 8321 patients, including 551 cases of subsequent cardiac death...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Michelle Livne, Jens K Boldsen, Irene K Mikkelsen, Jochen B Fiebach, Jan Sobesky, Kim Mouridsen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stroke imaging is pivotal for diagnosis and stratification of patients with acute ischemic stroke to treatment. The potential of combining multimodal information into reliable estimates of outcome learning calls for robust machine learning techniques with high flexibility and accuracy. We applied the novel extreme gradient boosting algorithm for multimodal magnetic resonance imaging-based infarct prediction. METHODS: In a retrospective analysis of 195 patients with acute ischemic stroke, fluid-attenuated inversion recovery, diffusion-weighted imaging, and 10 perfusion parameters were derived from acute magnetic resonance imaging scans...
March 14, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Katharine M Hinchcliff, Jessica Crockett, Steven W Thorpe, Christopher O Bayne
Long ischemia times adversely affect free flap survival, and large muscle flaps are particularly vulnerable. Hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP) is a well-established method of organ preservation, and recent literature has detailed the use of HMP to extend free flap ischemia times, predominantly in the laboratory setting. One limitation in the study and adoption of free flap HMP has been the availability of standardized perfusion machinery, as thus far institutions have built their own devices. We present a case of a 75-year-old woman with dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma of her right proximal femur...
March 14, 2018: Microsurgery
Michael Ried, Hans-Stefan Hofmann, Hendrik Dienemann, Martin Eichhorn
INTRODUCTION: For several years, hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy (HITHOC) has been performed in a few departments for thoracic surgery in a multimodality treatment regime in addition to surgical cytoreduction. Specific data about HITHOC in Germany are still lacking. METHODS: Survey in written form to all departments of thoracic surgery in Germany. The objective is the evaluation of HITHOC with respect to number, indications, technique, perioperative protection measure and complications...
March 12, 2018: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
Shaifali Sandal, Steven Paraskevas, Marcelo Cantarovich, Dana Baran, Prosanto Chaudhury, Jean I Tchervenkov, Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze
Renal resistance (RR), of allografts undergoing hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP), is considered a measure of organ quality. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of adult deceased donor kidney transplant (KT) recipients whose grafts underwent HMP. Our aim was to evaluate whether RR is predictive of death-censored graft failure (DCGF). Of 274 KT eligible for analysis, 59% were from ECD. RR was modeled as a categorical variable, using a previously identified terminal threshold of 0.4, and 0.2 mmHg/mL/min (median in our cohort)...
March 1, 2018: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
Stavros Stivaros, Shruti Garg, Maria Tziraki, Ying Cai, Owen Thomas, Joseph Mellor, Andrew A Morris, Carly Jim, Karolina Szumanska-Ryt, Laura M Parkes, Hamied A Haroon, Daniela Montaldi, Nicholas Webb, John Keane, Francisco X Castellanos, Alcino J Silva, Sue Huson, Stephen Williams, D Gareth Evans, Richard Emsley, Jonathan Green
Background: Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) is a monogenic model for syndromic autism. Statins rescue the social and cognitive phenotype in animal knockout models, but translational trials with subjects > 8 years using cognition/behaviour outcomes have shown mixed results. This trial breaks new ground by studying statin effects for the first time in younger children with NF1 and co-morbid autism and by using multiparametric imaging outcomes. Methods: A single-site triple-blind RCT of simvastatin vs...
2018: Molecular Autism
Catherine D Chong, Todd J Schwedt
Even when concussions are associated with prolonged physical and cognitive sequelae, concussions are typically "invisible" on diagnostic brain imaging, indicating that the neuropathology associated with concussion lies under the detection threshold of routine imaging. However, data from brain structural and functional research imaging studies using diffusion tensor imaging, resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging, and brain perfusion imaging indicate that these imaging sequences have a role in identifying concussion-related neuropathology...
February 24, 2018: Headache
Shaifali Sandal, Xun Luo, Allan B Massie, Steven Paraskevas, Marcelo Cantarovich, Dorry L Segev
Background: The use of machine perfusion (MP) in kidney transplantation lowers delayed graft function (DGF) and improves 1-year graft survival in some, but not all, grafts. These associations have not been explored in grafts stratified by the Kidney Donor Profile index (KDPI). Methods: We analyzed 78 207 deceased-donor recipients using the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients data from 2006 to 2013. The cohort was stratified using the standard criteria donor/expanded criteria donor (ECD)/donation after cardiac death (DCD)/donation after brain death (DBD) classification and the KDPI scores...
February 20, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Cheng Zeng, Xiaoyan Hu, Yanfeng Wang, Xianpeng Zeng, Yan Xiong, Ling Li, Qifa Ye
The protective mechanisms for liver preservation associated with hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP) remain unclear. However, the lack of a common and portable HMP system for rat livers limits the study of HMP. The present study aimed to develop a novel, modified HMP system using a LifePort Kidney Transporter for preserving rat livers. A simple 'Y' shunt combined with a pressoreceptor for flow and pressure regulation was adapted to perfuse rat livers via the portal vein continuously using a LifePort Kidney Transporter under its 'prime mode' setting...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Federica Rigo, Nicola De Stefano, Victor Navarro-Tableros, Ezio David, Giorgia Rizza, Giorgia Catalano, Nicholas Gilbo, Francesca Maione, Federica Gonella, Dorotea Roggio, Silvia Martini, Damiano Patrono, Mauro Salizzoni, Giovanni Camussi, Renato Romagnoli
BACKGROUND: The gold standard for organ preservation before transplantation is static cold storage, which is unable to fully protect suboptimal livers from ischemia/reperfusion injury. An emerging alternative is normothermic machine perfusion (NMP), which permits organ reconditioning. Here, we aimed to explore the feasibility of a pharmacological intervention on isolated rat livers by using a combination of NMP and human liver stem cells-derived extracellular vesicles (HLSC-EV). METHODS: We established an ex vivo murine model of NMP capable to maintain liver function despite an ongoing hypoxic injury induced by hemodilution...
February 9, 2018: Transplantation
Anahita Fathi Kazerooni, Mahnaz Nabil, Mehdi Zeinali Zadeh, Kavous Firouznia, Farid Azmoudeh-Ardalan, Alejandro F Frangi, Christos Davatzikos, Hamidreza Saligheh Rad
BACKGROUND: Targeted localized biopsies and treatments for diffuse gliomas rely on accurate identification of tissue subregions, for which current MRI techniques lack specificity. PURPOSE: To explore the complementary and competitive roles of a variety of conventional and quantitative MRI methods for distinguishing subregions of brain gliomas. STUDY TYPE: Prospective. POPULATION: Fifty-one tissue specimens were collected using image-guided localized biopsy surgery from 10 patients with newly diagnosed gliomas...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Q Tai, W Xue, X Ding, P Tian, H Xiang, X Feng, H Yan, J Hou
BACKGROUND: Donation after cardiac death is the only source of the deceased donor in China at present. Hypothermic machine perfusion has been used increasingly over the years. We determined the hypothermic machine perfusion parameters associated with early transplant outcomes based on the expanded criteria donor (ECD) designation. METHODS: There were 446 consecutive kidneys donated after cardiac death and preserved by hypothermic machine perfusion (LifePort) in our center that were included in this study...
January 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
L Martínez Arcos, J J Fabuel Alcañiz, V Gómez Dos Santos, F J Burgos Revilla
BACKGROUND: Hypothermic pulsatile machine perfusion (HPMP) decreases the rate of delayed graft function (DGF) in kidney grafts, compared with cold storage. However, it is not clear its use in the different subgroups of grafts. The objective was to review systematically all studies with better methodologic quality that compare HPMP versus cold storage. METHODS: A systematic review was performed. The sources were Pubmed, Pubmed Central, Cochrane Library, Clinical Key, and Ovid...
January 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
Ashish K Sharma, Victor E Laubach
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February 5, 2018: Transplantation
Giuseppe Mazza, Walid Al-Akkad, Krista Rombouts, Massimo Pinzani
The term "liver tissue engineering" summarizes one of the ultimate goals of modern biotechnology: the possibility of reproducing in total or in part the functions of the liver in order to treat acute or chronic liver disorders and, ultimately, create a fully functional organ to be transplanted or used as an extracorporeal device. All the technical approaches in the area of liver tissue engineering are based on allocating adult hepatocytes or stem cell-derived hepatocyte-like cells within a three-dimensional structure able to ensure their survival and to maintain their functional phenotype...
February 2018: Hepatology Communications
F H Peng, J J Chen, L K Peng, X B Xie, G B Lan, S J Yu, Y Wang, X T Tang, H L Dai, C Gao, C H Fang
Objective: To summarize the clinical data of pre-implantation biopsy donors in our hospital and explore the clinical characteristics of those donors in pathological high-risk, and to provide references for the selective histological evaluation of extended criteria donor kidneys. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data and pre-implantation renal pathologic score of donors from January 1, 2015 to May 1, 2017.During this period, 247 cases of donation after citizen's death (DCD) occurred.After clinical evaluation and selective machine perfusion( Lifeport) evaluation, 30 cases of pre-implantation pathological evaluation were performed...
January 16, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Rianne van Rijn, Otto B van Leeuwen, Alix P M Matton, Laura C Burlage, Janneke Wiersema-Buist, Marius C van den Heuvel, Ruben H J de Kleine, Marieke T de Boer, Annette S H Gouw, Robert J Porte
INTRODUCTION: Dual hypothermic oxygenated machine perfusion (DHOPE) of the liver has been advocated as a method to reduce ischemia-reperfusion injury. This study aimed to determine whether DHOPE reduces IR injury of the bile ducts in DCD liver transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a recently performed phase 1-trial, ten DCD livers were preserved with DHOPE after static cold storage (SCS) ( NTR4493). Bile duct biopsies were obtained at the end of SCS (before DHOPE; baseline) and after graft reperfusion in the recipient...
January 25, 2018: Liver Transplantation
Kohei Sasaguri, Naoki Takahashi
As our understanding has expanded that relatively large fraction of incidentally discovered renal masses, especially in small size, are benign or indolent even if malignant, there is growing acceptance of more conservative management including active surveillance for small renal masses. As for advanced renal cell carcinomas (RCCs), nonsurgical and subtype specific treatment options such as immunotherapy and targeted therapy is developing. On these backgrounds, renal mass characterization including differentiation of benign from malignant tumors, RCC subtyping and prediction of RCC aggressiveness is receiving much attention and a variety of imaging techniques and analytic methods are being investigated...
February 2018: European Journal of Radiology
Yuri L Boteon, Richard Laing, Hynek Mergental, Gary M Reynolds, Darius F Mirza, Simon C Afford, Ricky H Bhogal
Ischaemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is the leading cause of injury seen in the liver following transplantation. IRI also causes injury following liver surgery and haemodynamic shock. The first cells within the liver to be injured by IRI are the liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSEC). Recent evidence suggests that LSEC co-ordinate and regulates the livers response to a variety of injuries. It is becoming increasingly apparent that the cyto-protective cellular process of autophagy is a key regulator of IRI...
December 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Daniel Abramowicz, Rainer Oberbauer, Uwe Heemann, Ondrej Viklicky, Licia Peruzzi, Christophe Mariat, Marta Crespo, Klemens Budde, Gabriel C Oniscu
Transplantation medicine is a rapidly evolving field. Keeping afloat of the published literature to offer the best clinical care to our patients is a daunting task. As part of its educational mission, the Descartes advisory board identified seven topics in kidney transplantation where there has been substantial progresses over the last years: kidney allocation within Eurotransplant; kidney exchange strategies; kidney machine perfusion strategies; the changing landscape of anti-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibodies; the new immunosuppressive drugs in the pipeline; strategies for immunosuppression minimization; and the continuous enigma of focal segmental glomerular sclerosis recurrence after transplantation...
January 12, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
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