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health related quality of life transplant

Galen E Switzer, Jessica Bruce, Deidre M Kiefer, Hati Kobusingye, Rebecca Drexler, RaeAnne M Besser, Dennis L Confer, Mary M Horowitz, Roberta J King, Bronwen E Shaw, Marcie Riches, Brandon Hayes-Lattin, Michael Linenberger, Brian Bolwell, Scott D Rowley, Mark R Litzow, Michael A Pulsipher
The increasing number of older adults with blood-related disorders and the introduction of reduced intensity conditioning regimens has led to increases in hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation among older adults and a corresponding increase in the age of siblings who donate HSCs to these patients. Data regarding the donation-related experiences of older donors is lacking. The Related Donor Safety Study (RDSafe) aimed to examine/compare health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of older versus younger HSC donors...
October 14, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Jonathan P Singer, Patricia P Katz, Allison Soong, Pavan Shrestha, Debbie Huang, Jennifer Ho, Malori Mindo, John R Greenland, Steven R Hays, Jeffrey Golden, Jasleen Kukreja, Mary Ellen Kleinhenz, Rupal J Shah, Paul D Blanc
Under the U.S. Lung Allocation Score (LAS) system, older and sicker patients are prioritized for lung transplantation (LT). The impact of these changes on health-related quality of life (HRQL) after transplant has not been determined. In a single-center prospective cohort study, from 2010-2016 we assessed HRQL before and repeatedly after LT for up to 3 years using the SF12-Physical and Mental Health, the respiratory-specific Airway Questionnaire 20-Revised, and the Euroqol 5D/Visual Analog Scale utility measures by multivariate linear mixed models jointly modeled with death...
October 15, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
R Thuret, S Hurel, F Kleinclauss, M O Timsit
OBJECTIVES: To describe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and their management in renal transplant candidates and recipients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Relevant publications were identified through Medline ( and Embase ( database using the following keywords, alone or in association: "transplantation", "prostate hyperplasia", "transurethral resection of prostate", "urinary incontinence", "LUTS", "pelvic floor dysfunction"...
October 7, 2016: Progrès en Urologie
Ying Chang, Yanhui Luo, Yuchen Zhou, Ruixin Wang, Na Song, Guanghua Zhu, Bin Wang, Maoquan Qin, Jun Yang, Yuan Sun, Chunfu Li, Xuan Zhou
BACKGROUND: Long-term health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of pediatric patients after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is increasingly studied worldwide. However, few studies have been performed in China, where no uniform scale is available; the PedsQL™ Cancer Module 3.0 Chinese Mandarin version has been used to evaluate HRQoL of patients after HSCT in China. This study aimed to assess the reliability and validity of the Chinese Mandarin version of PedsQL™ 3.0 Transplant Module...
October 5, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Claire S Allen, James Hs Yeung, Ben Vandermeer, Joanne Homik
BACKGROUND: This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 1999. Corticosteroids are widely used in inflammatory conditions as an immunosuppressive agent. Bone loss is a serious side effect of this therapy. Several studies have examined the use of bisphosphonates in the prevention and treatment of glucocorticosteroid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP) and have reported varying magnitudes of effect. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of bisphosphonates for the prevention and treatment of GIOP in adults...
October 5, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Daniel Eriksson, Linda Karlsson, Oskar Eklund, Hans Dieperink, Eero Honkanen, Jan Melin, Kristian Selvig, Johan Lundberg
BACKGROUND: A limited number of studies have assessed health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Results to date have been conflicting and studies have generally focused on patients with later stages of the disease. This study aimed to assess HRQoL in ADPKD across all stages of the disease, from patients with early chronic kidney disease (CKD) to patients with end-stage renal disease. METHODS: A study involving cross-sectional patient-reported outcomes and retrospective clinical data was undertaken April-December 2014 in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden...
September 23, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Masafumi Haraguchi, Hisamitsu Miyaaki, Tatsuki Ichikawa, Hidetaka Shibata, Takuya Honda, Eisuke Ozawa, Satoshi Miuma, Naota Taura, Fuminao Takeshima, Kazuhiko Nakao
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbance and decreased health-related quality of life (HRQOL) are significant complaints in patients with liver cirrhosis. Although the etiology of these complications is unclear, we propose that glucose intolerance may be a predisposing factor. Therefore, our aim was to investigate the relationship between glucose intolerance and these complications. METHODS: We assessed continuous glucose monitoring in 43 patients with chronic liver disease...
September 13, 2016: Hepatology International
Cynthia M Stonnington, Betty Darby, Angela Santucci, Pamela Mulligan, Patricia Pathuis, Andrea Cuc, Joseph G Hentz, Nan Zhang, David Mulligan, Amit Sood
Solid organ and stem cell transplant patients and their caregivers report a substantial level of distress. Mindfulness-based stress reduction has been shown to alleviate distress associated with transplant, but there is limited experience in this population with other mindfulness-based interventions, or with combined transplant patient and caregiver interventions. We evaluated a novel, 6-week mindfulness-based resilience training (MBRT) class for transplant patients and their caregivers that incorporates mindfulness practice, yoga, and neuroscience of stress and resilience...
September 12, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
Olivier Ethgen, Yuri Sanchez Gonzalez, Grégoire Jeanblanc, Aurore Duguet, Derek Misurski, Timothy Juday
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the public health impact of comprehensive hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening and access to all-oral, interferon (IFN)-free direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) in the French baby-boomer population (1945-1965 birth cohorts). METHODS: A sequential, multi-cohort, health-state transition model was developed to assess the impact of different hepatitis C screening and treatment strategies on clinical and economic outcomes in the 1945-1965 birth cohorts...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Medical Economics
Tracey Jones-Hughes, Tristan Snowsill, Marcela Haasova, Helen Coelho, Louise Crathorne, Chris Cooper, Ruben Mujica-Mota, Jaime Peters, Jo Varley-Campbell, Nicola Huxley, Jason Moore, Matt Allwood, Jenny Lowe, Chris Hyde, Martin Hoyle, Mary Bond, Rob Anderson
BACKGROUND: End-stage renal disease is a long-term irreversible decline in kidney function requiring renal replacement therapy: kidney transplantation, haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. The preferred option is kidney transplantation, followed by immunosuppressive therapy (induction and maintenance therapy) to reduce the risk of kidney rejection and prolong graft survival. OBJECTIVES: To review and update the evidence for the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of basiliximab (BAS) (Simulect(®), Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd) and rabbit anti-human thymocyte immunoglobulin (rATG) (Thymoglobulin(®), Sanofi) as induction therapy, and immediate-release tacrolimus (TAC) (Adoport(®), Sandoz; Capexion(®), Mylan; Modigraf(®), Astellas Pharma; Perixis(®), Accord Healthcare; Prograf(®), Astellas Pharma; Tacni(®), Teva; Vivadex(®), Dexcel Pharma), prolonged-release tacrolimus (Advagraf(®) Astellas Pharma), belatacept (BEL) (Nulojix(®), Bristol-Myers Squibb), mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) (Arzip(®), Zentiva; CellCept(®), Roche Products; Myfenax(®), Teva), mycophenolate sodium (MPS) (Myfortic(®), Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd), sirolimus (SRL) (Rapamune(®), Pfizer) and everolimus (EVL) (Certican(®), Novartis) as maintenance therapy in adult renal transplantation...
August 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
Han-Ping Wu, Cheng-Li Lin, Yin-Chen Chang, Kang-Hsi Wu, Rouh-Lih Lei, Ching-Tien Peng, Tefu Weng, Yu-Man Tai, Yu-Hua Chao
BACKGROUND: While transfusion and iron chelation therapy for thalassemia major (TM) has improved dramatically in recent years, the consequences of this improvement (current rates of survival and TM-related complications) remain unknown. METHODS: This nationwide population-based cohort study analyzed 2007-2011 data obtained from the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database. RESULTS: After excluding those patients receiving hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, we enrolled 454 patients with TM who received transfusion and chelation therapy (median age, 17...
August 30, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
J Y Lei, L N Yan, W T Wang, J Q Zhu, D J Li
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to compare the post-operative health-related quality of life in patients with small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC; within the Milan criteria) after liver resection or liver transplantation. METHODS: From August 2000 to December 2010, 207 patients were diagnosed with early HCC within the Milan criteria. We divided these patients into 2 groups according to their curative schedule: the liver transplantation group (n = 95) and the liver resection group (n = 110)...
July 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Laurent Lantieri, Philippe Grimbert, Nicolas Ortonne, Caroline Suberbielle, Dominique Bories, Salvador Gil-Vernet, Cédric Lemogne, Frank Bellivier, Jean Pascal Lefaucheur, Nathaniel Schaffer, Fréderic Martin, Jean Paul Meningaud, Pierre Wolkenstein, Mikael Hivelin
BACKGROUND: More than 30 face transplantations have been done worldwide since 2005 but no documented long-term follow-up has been reported in the literature. We aimed to answer remaining question about the long-term risks and benefits of face transplant. METHODS: In this single-centre, prospective, open study, we assessed 20 patients presenting with facial defects. Ten patients were selected, and, after three were secondarily excluded, seven were transplanted: two with neurofibromatosis 1, one with a burn, and four with self-inflicted facial gunshot injuries...
October 1, 2016: Lancet
Kate Hayes, Anne E Holland, Vincent A Pellegrino, Angeline S Leet, Louise M Fuller, Carol L Hodgson
OBJECTIVE: To describe physical function, leg complications and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in the three months following extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) pre- or post-heart transplantation (HTx). BACKGROUND: Little is known about functional recovery following ECMO before or after HTx. METHODS: A 2-year retrospective study in patients who received ECMO pre or post HTx. Strength, mobility, leg complications and HRQOL were recorded to hospital discharge...
August 23, 2016: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
Gregory L Cvetanovich, Jonathan C Riboh, Annemarie K Tilton, Brian J Cole
BACKGROUND: Existing studies of autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) in adolescent patients have primarily reported outcomes that have not been validated for cartilage repair and have failed to include measures of general health or health-related quality of life. PURPOSE: This study assesses validated knee-specific functional outcomes and health-related quality of life after ACI in adolescent patients. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4...
August 26, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Wenxin Zhang, Bingyi Shi, Hongjuan Shi, Jianli Wang, Weiwei Wang, Zhaojie Guan, Jun Li, Xuren Xiao, Yujian Niu, Jing Zhao
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to explore factors influencing health-related quality of life in living-donor kidney transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 140 kidney transplant recipients, enrolled between December 2014 and April 2015, were administered questionnaires on medical outcomes, 36-item Short Form Health Survey, medical coping modes, cognitive appraisal of health scale, and adverse effects of medications. Path analysis was employed to verify the hypothesized model...
August 24, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
M A McAdams-DeMarco, H Ying, I Olorundare, E A King, N Desai, N Dagher, B Lonze, R Montgomery, J Walston, D L Segev
BACKGROUND: Frailty is associated with worse health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in older adults and worse clinical outcomes in adults of all ages with end stage renal disease (ESRD). It is unclear whether frail adults of all ages with ESRD are more likely to experience worse HRQOL. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to identify factors associated with worsening HRQOL in this population. Design, setting and measurements: We studied 233 adults of all ages with ESRD enrolled (11/2009-11/2013) in a longitudinal cohort study...
2016: Journal of Frailty & Aging
Hélène Fontaine, Marianne Maynard, Cécile Bouix, Maria Patrizia Carrieri, Danielle Botta-Fridlund, Louis D'Alteroche, Filomena Conti, Georges-Philippe Pageaux, Vincent Leroy, Sophie Métivier, Rodolphe Anty, François Durand, Valérie Canva, Antoine Vilotitch, Pascal Lebray, Laurent Alric, Christophe Duvoux, Ventzislava Petrov-Sanchez, Frédérik Beaulieux, Célia Wellems, Christelle Paul, Anne-Marie Roque-Afonso, Bruno Roche, Pierre Pradat, Didier Samuel, Jean-Charles Duclos-Vallée
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In this French multicentre, open-label study, we analyzed the efficacy, safety and patient-reported outcomes of a boceprevir-based triple therapy in HCV genotype 1 cirrhotic patients awaiting liver transplantation (LT). METHODS: Patients received PEG-IFN/ribavirin (RBV) for 48 weeks (W) and boceprevir from W4 to W48 or until LT. RESULTS: Fifty-one patients (80% males, median age: 56 years) were included. Fifty-seven percent had hepatocellular carcinoma and 43% end-stage liver disease...
August 20, 2016: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
Jill Neale, Alice C Smith, Nicolette C Bishop
Solid organ transplantation is the criterion standard treatment for many with end-organ failure and can offer a new independence from the burden of disease. However solid organ transplant recipients (SOTRs) remain at high risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease, and poor quality of life and physical functioning. Increasing physical activity and exercise can improve the health of the general population; however, the effects on those with a transplant remain unclear. Intensive exercise and sporting activity has the potential to be beneficial, although there remain concerns particularly around the effects on immune function and the CV system...
August 22, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Ewa Wunsch, Marcin Krawczyk, Malgorzata Milkiewicz, Jocelyn Trottier, Olivier Barbier, Markus F Neurath, Frank Lammert, Andreas E Kremer, Piotr Milkiewicz
Autotaxin (ATX) is involved in the synthesis of lysophosphatidic acid. Both have recently been linked to cholestatic pruritus and liver injury. We aimed to investigate whether ATX is an indicator of cholestatic liver injury, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and prognosis based on a group of 233 patients, 118 with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and 115 with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Patients were followed for 1-60 months, cumulative survival rates were calculated. ATX activity was significantly higher in both groups than in the 103 controls, particularly in patients with cirrhosis and in patients with longer disease duration...
2016: Scientific Reports
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