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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919740/metabolic-differences-between-cold-stored-and-machine-perfused-porcine-kidneys-a-1-h-nmr-based-study
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Jay Nath, Tom B Smith, Kamlesh Patel, Sam R Ebbs, Alex Hollis, Daniel A Tennant, Christian Ludwig, Andrew R Ready
Hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP) and static cold storage (SCS) are the two methods used to preserve deceased donor kidneys prior to transplant. This study seeks to characterise the metabolic profile of HMP and SCS porcine kidneys in a cardiac death donor model. Twenty kidneys were cold flushed and stored for two hours following retrieval. Paired kidneys then underwent 24 h of HMP or SCS or served as time zero controls. Metabolite quantification in both storage fluid and kidney tissue was performed using one dimensional (1)H NMR spectroscopy...
December 2, 2016: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906828/presence-of-cytotoxic-extracellular-histones-in-machine-perfusate-of-donation-after-circulatory-death-kidneys
#2
Tim C van Smaalen, Daniëlle M H Beurskens, E R Pieter Hoogland, Bjorn Winkens, Maarten H L Christiaans, Chris P Reutelingsperger, L W Ernest van Heurn, Gerry A F Nicolaes
BACKGROUND: Extracellular histones are cytotoxic molecules that are related to cell stress and death. They have been shown to play a crucial role in multiple pathophysiologic processes like sepsis, inflammation, vascular dysfunction and thrombosis. Their role in organ donation and graft function and survival is still unknown. The aim of this study was to assess whether an association exists between the presence of extracellular histones in machine perfusates and deceased donor kidney viability...
December 1, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888556/evaluate-quality-of-kidneys-from-dcd-ecd-donors-by-parameters-of-machine-perfusion
#3
Guodong Chen, Chang Wang, Yi Zhao, Longhui Qiu, Xiaopeng Yuan, Jiang Qiu, Changxi Wang, Xiaoshun He, Lizhong Chen
AIM: To investigate whether the parameters of machine perfusion could predict the quality of kidneys from donation after circulatory death(DCD) donors and expanded criteria donors (ECD) . METHODS: 58 kidneys from DCD/ECD donors were harvested in our hospital from July 2011 to August 2014. All kidneys were preserved with machine perfusion(Life Port), and parameters of machine perfusion were collected. All kidneys were biopsied before transplantation. The primary endpoints were delayed graft function(DGF), graft loss and patient death...
November 26, 2016: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870928/mir-182-5p-inhibition-ameliorates-ischemic-acute-kidney-injury
#4
Julia Wilflingseder, Kíra Jelencsics, Helga Bergmeister, Judith Sunzenauer, Heinz Regele, Farsad Eskandary, Roman Reindl-Schwaighofer, Alexander Kainz, Rainer Oberbauer
Acute kidney injury (AKI) remains a major clinical event with high mortality rates. We previously identified renal miR-182 as the main driver of post-transplantation AKI. Therefore, we tested the causal inference of miR-182 by inhibiting its renal expression in vivo. In 45 rats AKI was induced by right nephrectomy and contralateral clamping of the renal pedicle for 40 minutes. Systemically administered antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) inhibited miR-182 in the kidneys up to 96 hours. The maximum creatinine elevation was on day 2 after injury (ASO 2...
November 18, 2016: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867357/machine-perfusion-of-porcine-livers-with-oxygen-carrying-solution-results-in-reprogramming-of-dynamic-inflammation-networks
#5
David Sadowsky, Ruben Zamora, Derek Barclay, Jinling Yin, Paulo Fontes, Yoram Vodovotz
Background:Ex vivo machine perfusion (MP) can better preserve organs for transplantation. We have recently reported on the first application of an MP protocol in which liver allografts were fully oxygenated, under dual pressures and subnormothermic conditions, with a new hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier (HBOC) solution specifically developed for ex vivo utilization. In those studies, MP improved organ function post-operatively and reduced inflammation in porcine livers. Herein, we sought to refine our knowledge regarding the impact of MP by defining dynamic networks of inflammation in both tissue and perfusate...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862079/discarded-livers-find-a-new-life-engineered-liver-grafts-using-hepatocytes-recovered-from-marginal-livers
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Basak E Uygun, Maria-Louisa Izamis, Maria Jaramillo, Yibin Chen, Gavrielle Price, Sinan Ozer, Martin L Yarmush
Treatment for end-stage liver failure is restricted by the critical shortage of donor organs; about 4000 people die in the USA while waiting for a transplantable organ. This situation has been a major driving force behind the rise of tissue engineering to build artificial tissues/organs. Recent advancements in creating transplantable liver grafts using decellularized liver scaffolds bring the field closer to clinical translation. However, a source of readily available and highly functional adult hepatocytes in adequate numbers for regenerative liver therapies still remains unclear...
November 8, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861293/organ-pretreatment-with-cytotopic-endothelial-localizing-peptides-to-ameliorate-microvascular-thrombosis-and-perfusion-deficits-in-ex-vivo-renal-hemoreperfusion-models
#7
Karim Hamaoui, Sally Gowers, Martyn Boutelle, Terry H Cook, George Hanna, Ara Darzi, Richard Smith, Anthony Dorling, Vassilios Papalois
BACKGROUND: Hypothermic machine organ perfusion (HMP) offers opportunity to manipulate grafts with pharmacological agents prior to transplantation. Pretreating organs with novel cytotopic anticoagulant peptides that localize to endothelial cell membranes could ameliorate microvascular thrombotic sequelae posttransplantation. We describe experiments testing thrombalexin (TLN), a novel cell binding thrombin inhibitor, using porcine and unused human kidneys in a series of ex vivo normothermic hemoreperfusion models...
December 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860296/impact-of-subnormothermic-machine-perfusion-preservation-in-severely-steatotic-rat-livers-a-detailed-assessment-in-an-isolated-setting
#8
Y Okamura, K Hata, H Tanaka, H Hirao, T Kubota, O Inamoto, S Kageyama, I Tamaki, N Yermek, J Yoshikawa, S Uemoto
Current drastic shortage of donor organs has led to acceptance of extended-criteria donors for transplantation, despite higher risk of primary non-function. Here, we report the impact of subnormothermic machine perfusion (SMP) preservation on the protection of >50% macro-steatotic livers. Dietary hepatic steatosis was induced in Wistar rats via 2-day fasting and subsequent 3-day re-feeding with a fat-free, carbohydrate-rich diet. This protocol induces 50-60% macrovesicular steatosis, which should be discarded when preserved via cold storage (CS)...
November 10, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837413/machine-perfusion-versus-cold-storage-of-livers-a-meta-analysis
#9
Sushun Liu, Qing Pang, Jingyao Zhang, Mimi Zhai, Sinan Liu, Chang Liu
Different organ preservation methods are key factors influencing the results of liver transplantation. In this study, the outcomes of experimental models receiving donation after cardiac death (DCD) livers preserved through machine perfusion (MP) or static cold storage (CS) were compared by conducting a meta-analysis. Standardized mean difference (SMD) and 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated to compare pooled data from two animal species. Twenty-four studies involving MP preservation were included in the meta-analysis...
November 11, 2016: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811121/automatic-valve-plane-localization-in-myocardial-perfusion-spect-ct-by-machine-learning-anatomical-and-clinical-validation
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Julian Betancur, Mathieu Rubeaux, Tobias Fuchs, Yuka Otaki, Yoav Arnson, Leandro Slipczuk, Dominik Benz, Guido Germano, Damini Dey, Chih-Jen Lin, Daniel Berman, Philipp Kaufmann, Piotr Slomka
: Precise definition of the mitral valve plane (VP) during segmentation of the left ventricle (LV) for single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) quantification often requires manual adjustment, which affects quantification of perfusion. We developed a machine learning approach using support vector machines (SVM) for automatic VP placement. METHODS: 392 consecutive patients undergoing fast SPECT MPI (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin stress (5 min, 300-350 MBq)/rest (5 min, 750-1050 MBq) attenuation corrected (AC) by computed tomography (CT) and same‑day coronary CT angiography (CCTA), including 48 patients with invasive angiography (ICA) and no known coronary artery disease, were studied...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809409/24-hour-normothermic-machine-perfusion-of-discarded-human-liver-grafts
#11
Thomas Vogel, Jens G Brockmann, Alberto Quaglia, Alireza Morovat, Wayel Jassem, Nigel D Heaton, Constantin C Coussios, Peter J Friend
Background Donor organ shortage necessitates use of less than optimal donor allografts for transplantation. Current cold storage preservation technique fails to preserve marginal donor grafts sufficiently. Evidence from large animal experiments suggests superiority of normothermic machine preservation (NMP) of liver allografts. In this study, we analyse discarded human liver grafts that underwent NMP for the extended period of 24 hours. Methods Thirteen human liver grafts which had been discarded for transplantation, were entered into this study...
November 3, 2016: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795989/normothermic-machine-perfusion-of-deceased-donor-liver-grafts-is-associated-with-improved-postreperfusion-hemodynamics
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Roberta Angelico, M Thamara P R Perera, Reena Ravikumar, David Holroyd, Constantin Coussios, Hynek Mergental, John R Isaac, Asim Iqbal, Hentie Cilliers, Paolo Muiesan, Peter J Friend, Darius F Mirza
BACKGROUND: Graft reperfusion poses a critical challenge during liver transplantation and can be associated with hemodynamic instability/postreperfusion syndrome. This is sequel to ischemia-reperfusion injury and normothermic machine preservation (NMP) may affect hemodynamic changes. Herein, we characterize postreperfusion hemodynamics in liver grafts after NMP and traditional cold preservation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Intraoperative records of patients receiving grafts after NMP (n = 6; NMP group) and cold storage (CS) (n = 12; CS group) were compared...
September 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783454/successful-donation-after-cardiac-death-liver-transplants-with-prolonged-warm-ischemia-time-using-normothermic-regional-perfusion
#13
R De Carlis, S Di Sandro, A Lauterio, F Ferla, A Dell'Acqua, M Zanierato, L De Carlis
The role of donation after cardiac death (DCD) in expanding the donor pool is mainly limited by the incidence of primary non-function (PNF) and ischemia-related complications. Even greater concern exists towards uncontrolled DCD, which represents the largest potential pool of DCD donors. We recently started the first Italian series of DCD liver transplantation, using normothermic regional perfusion (NRP) in 6 uncontrolled donors and in 1 controlled case to deal with the legally required no-touch period of 20 minutes...
October 26, 2016: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749583/maximizing-kidneys-for-transplantation-using-machine-perfusion-from-the-past-to-the-future-a-comprehensive-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
Ahmer M Hameed, Henry C Pleass, Germaine Wong, Wayne J Hawthorne
BACKGROUND: The two main options for renal allograft preservation are static cold storage (CS) and machine perfusion (MP). There has been considerably increased interest in MP preservation of kidneys, however conflicting evidence regarding its efficacy and associated costs have impacted its scale of clinical uptake. Additionally, there is no clear consensus regarding oxygenation, and hypo- or normothermia, in conjunction with MP, and its mechanisms of action are also debated. The primary aims of this article were to elucidate the benefits of MP preservation with and without oxygenation, and/or under normothermic conditions, when compared with CS prior to deceased donor kidney transplantation...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742324/scanning-electron-microscopy-findings-of-machine-perfused-liver-graft-after-warm-ischemia-between-hypothermic-and-rewarming-machine-perfusion-in-pigs
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L Meng, N Matsuno, K Watanabe, M Furukori, H Obara, H Bochimoto, T Watanabe, H Fukukawa
BACKGROUND: The shortage of organ donors is a universal problem. Use of grafts from donors after cardiac death would greatly contribute to the expansion of the donor organ pool. The two major methods of preservation are cold storage and machine perfusion (MP) preservation, and each has its own advantages. Several studies have reported the relative merits of MP for the preservation for grafts from donors after cardiac death. In this study, we used scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to assess the damage to the liver between hypothermic and rewarming preservation conditions...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742321/beneficial-effect-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-on-organ-perfusion-during-management-of-the-unstable-brain-dead-donor-a%C3%A2-case-series
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J H Kang, B H Choi, K M Moon, Y M Park, K H Yang, J H Ryu, C W Chu
It is well known that the quality of organs retrieved from brain-dead donors (DBDs) is better than those retrieved from circulatory death donors. However, in situations of organ retrieval from marginal DBDs, who are unstable despite intensive care, transplantation outcomes are not good. Organ ischemia is the most important determining factor in decreased organ quality in circulatory death donors and in some DBDs. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for management of DBDs can be an emergency countermeasure...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739434/multiparametric-mri-based-differentiation-of-who-grade-ii-iii-glioma-and-who-grade-iv-glioblastoma
#17
Benedikt Wiestler, Anne Kluge, Mathias Lukas, Jens Gempt, Florian Ringel, Jürgen Schlegel, Bernhard Meyer, Claus Zimmer, Stefan Förster, Thomas Pyka, Christine Preibisch
Non-invasive, imaging-based examination of glioma biology has received increasing attention in the past couple of years. To this end, the development and refinement of novel MRI techniques, reflecting underlying oncogenic processes such as hypoxia or angiogenesis, has greatly benefitted this research area. We have recently established a novel BOLD (blood oxygenation level dependent) based MRI method for the measurement of relative oxygen extraction fraction (rOEF) in glioma patients. In a set of 37 patients with newly diagnosed glioma, we assessed the performance of a machine learning model based on multiple MRI modalities including rOEF and perfusion imaging to predict WHO grade...
October 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729705/selective-heart-brain-and-body-perfusion-in-open-aortic-arch-replacement
#18
Sven Maier, Fabian Kari, Bartosz Rylski, Matthias Siepe, Christoph Benk, Friedhelm Beyersdorf
Open aortic arch replacement is a complex and challenging procedure, especially in post dissection aneurysms and in redo procedures after previous surgery of the ascending aorta or aortic root. We report our experience with the simultaneous selective perfusion of heart, brain, and remaining body to ensure optimal perfusion and to minimize perfusion-related risks during these procedures. We used a specially configured heart-lung machine with a centrifugal pump as arterial pump and an additional roller pump for the selective cerebral perfusion...
September 2016: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729326/pet-and-mri-is-the-whole-greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts
#19
Robert J Gillies, Thomas Beyer
Over the past decades, imaging in oncology has been undergoing a "quiet" revolution to treat images as data, not as pictures. This revolution has been sparked by technological advances that enable capture of images that reflect not only anatomy, but also of tissue metabolism and physiology in situ Important advances along this path have been the increasing power of MRI, which can be used to measure spatially dependent differences in cell density, tissue organization, perfusion, and metabolism. In parallel, PET imaging allows quantitative assessment of the spatial localization of positron-emitting compounds, and it has also been constantly improving in the number of imageable tracers to measure metabolism and expression of macromolecules...
November 1, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718228/prediction-of-renal-function-upon-reperfusion-by-ex-situ-controlled-oxygenated-rewarming
#20
Thomas Minor, Katja Sutschet, Oliver Witzke, Andreas Paul, Anja Gallinat
BACKGROUND: Post-transplant function of suboptimal kidney grafts can be improved but not accurately predicted by hypothermic machine perfusion. Therefore, a new concept of ex situ pre-implantation machine perfusion with controlled rewarming up to subnormothermic temperatures was developed and evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Porcine kidneys (n = 6/group) were retrieved before or 30 min after cardiac arrest of the donor and subjected to 18 h of static cold storage...
December 2016: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
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