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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074808/demonstration-of-blood-flow-by-color-doppler-in-the-femoral-artery-distal-to-arterial-cannula-during-peripheral-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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K G Suresh Rao, T Muralikrishna, K R Balakrishnan
In spite of distal perfusion of the limb using a cannula, the limb can have ischemic events if there is an undetected kink or clot anywhere in the line or thrombus in the artery. There are several ways to monitor and assess the limb ischemia. Monitoring for clinical signs of limb ischemia like temperature change and pallor is reliable and mandatory. We report a method where we used color Doppler to document the blood flow. Curvilinear vascular probe of an echo machine is used to identify the flow in the distal femoral artery of the lower limb...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072755/strategies-for-an-expanded-use-of-kidneys-from-elderly-donors
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María José Pérez-Sáez, Nuria Montero, Dolores Redondo-Pachón, Marta Crespo, Julio Pascual
The old-for-old allocation policy used for kidney transplantation (KT) has confirmed the survival benefit compared to remaining listed on dialysis. Shortage of standard donors has stimulated the development of strategies aimed to expand acceptance criteria, particularly of kidneys from elderly donors. We have systematically reviewed the literature on those different strategies. In addition to the review of outcomes of expanded criteria donor (ECD) or advanced age kidneys, we assessed the value of the Kidney Donor Profile Index (KDPI) policy, preimplantation biopsy, dual KT, machine perfusion and special immunosuppressive protocols...
January 9, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035688/reconditioning-by-endischaemic-hypothermic-in-house-machine-perfusion-a-promising-strategy-to-improve-outcome-in-ecd-kidney-transplantation
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Anja Gallinat, Vera Amrillaeva, Dieter P Hoyer, Peri Kocabayoglu, Tamas Benko, Jürgen W Treckmann, Marieke van Meel, Undine Samuel, Thomas Minor, Andreas Paul
This clinical study evaluates end-ischaemic hypothermic machine perfusion (eHMP) in ECD kidneys. eHMP was initiated upon arrival of the kidney in our center and continued until transplantation. Between 11/2011 and 8/2014 eHMP was performed in 66 ECD-kidneys for 369 (98-912) minutes after 863 (364-1567) minutes of CS. In 49 out of 66 cases the contralateral kidney from the same donor was preserved by static cold storage (CS) only and accepted by another Eurotransplant center. Fife (10.2%) of these kidneys were ultimately judged as "not transplantable" by the accepting center and discarded...
December 30, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031993/support-vector-machine-classification-of-arterial-volume-weighted-arterial-spin-tagging-images
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Yash S Shah, Luis Hernandez-Garcia, Hesamoddin Jahanian, Scott J Peltier
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, machine-learning techniques have gained growing popularity in medical image analysis. Temporal brain-state classification is one of the major applications of machine-learning techniques in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain data. This article explores the use of support vector machine (SVM) classification technique with motor-visual activation paradigm to perform brain-state classification into activation and rest with an emphasis on different acquisition techniques...
December 2016: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018757/trends-in-usage-and-outcomes-for-expanded-criteria-donor-kidney-transplantation-in-the-united-states-characterized-by-kidney-donor-profile-index
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Aparna Rege, Bill Irish, Anthony Castleberry, Deepak Vikraman, Scott Sanoff, Kadiyala Ravindra, Bradley Collins, Debra Sudan
There has been increasing concern in the kidney transplant community about the declining use of expanded criteria donors (ECD) despite improvement in survival and quality of life. The recent introduction of the Kidney Donor Profile Index (KDPI), which provides a more granular characterization of donor quality, was expected to increase utilization of marginal kidneys and decrease the discard rates. However, trends and practice patterns of ECD kidney utilization on a national level based on donor organ quality as per KDPI are not well known...
November 22, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993213/an-ex%C3%A2-vivo-comparison-of-adenosine-and-lidocaine-solution-and-university-of-wisconsin-solution-for-hypothermic-machine-perfusion-of-porcine-kidneys-potential-for-development
#6
Karim Hamaoui, Adeel Aftab, Sally Gowers, Martyn Boutelle, Terry Cook, Donna Rudd, Geoffrey P Dobson, Vassilios Papalois
BACKGROUND: The optimal hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP) solution has not yet been developed. An adenosine and lidocaine (AL) solution has been shown to be protective in cardiac preservation. The aim of the present study was to examine a modified AL solution with low Ca(2+), 16 mM Mg(2+), and 4% albumin on kidney preservation compared with University Wisconsin solution (UW). METHODS: Twenty donation of organs after cardiac death porcine kidneys underwent HMP for 10 h (AL, n = 10; UW, n = 10) and then 2 h of normothermic reperfusion...
February 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941468/liver-perfusion-devices-how-close-are-we-to-widespread-application
#7
Amelia J Hessheimer, Constantino Fondevila
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ex-situ liver machine perfusion has been the focus of increasing interest over the past decade as a means to improve the quality of livers for transplantation and the applicability of liver transplantation in general. The present review aims to evaluate the experimental basis for liver machine perfusion and the significance of recent reports on its clinical application. RECENT FINDINGS: Although liver machine perfusion has been studied experimentally over a range of temperatures, clinical liver transplant work that has been performed to date has been done using either hypothermic machine perfusion (0-12 °C), HMP or normothermic machine perfusion (35-38 °C, NMP)...
December 9, 2016: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941437/activation-of-fibrinolysis-but-not-coagulation-during-end-ischemic-ex-situ-normothermic-machine-perfusion-of-human-donor-livers
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Shanice A Karangwa, Laura C Burlage, Jelle Adelmeijer, Negin Karimian, Andrie C Westerkamp, Alix P M Matton, Rianne van Rijn, Janneke Wiersema-Buist, Michael E Sutton, Sanna Op den Dries, Ton Lisman, Robert J Porte
BACKGROUND: Ex situ normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) can be performed after traditional static cold preservation to assess graft function and viability prior to transplantation. It is unknown whether this results in activation of coagulation and fibrinolysis, as may occur upon graft reperfusion in vivo. METHODS: Twelve donor livers declined for transplantation underwent 6 hours of end-ischemic NMP using a heparinized plasma-based perfusion fluid. Concentration of prothrombin fragment F1+2 (marker of coagulation activation), D-dimer, PAP complex, tPA and PAI-1 (markers for fibrinolysis) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT; marker of ischemia/reperfusion [I/R] injury) were measured in perfusion fluid at regular intervals...
December 8, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931565/ex%C3%A2-vivo-perfusion-characteristics-of-donation-after-cardiac-death-kidneys-predict-long-term-graft-survival
#9
M Sevinc, S Stamp, J Ling, N Carter, D Talbot, N Sheerin
BACKGROUND: Ex vivo perfusion is used in our unit for kidneys donated after cardiac death (DCD). Perfusion flow index (PFI), resistance, and perfusate glutathione S-transferase (GST) can be measured to assess graft viability. We assessed whether measurements taken during perfusion could predict long-term outcome after transplantation. METHODS: All DCD kidney transplants performed from 2002 to 2014 were included in this study. The exclusion criteria were: incomplete data, kidneys not machine perfused, kidneys perfused in continuous mode, and dual transplantation...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919740/metabolic-differences-between-cold-stored-and-machine-perfused-porcine-kidneys-a-1-h-nmr-based-study
#10
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 3, 2016: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906828/presence-of-cytotoxic-extracellular-histones-in-machine-perfusate-of-donation-after-circulatory-death-kidneys
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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
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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
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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 (mg/dL; median and interquartile range): ASO 2...
January 2017: 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
#14
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
#16
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
#17
Y Okamura, K Hata, H Tanaka, H Hirao, T Kubota, O Inamoto, S Kageyama, I Tamaki, N Yermek, J Yoshikawa, S Uemoto
The current drastic shortage of donor organs has led to acceptance of extended-criteria donors for transplantation, despite higher risk of primary nonfunction. Here, we report the impact of subnormothermic machine perfusion (SMP) preservation on the protection of >50% macrosteatotic 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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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