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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211192/racial-differences-in-incident-de-novo-donor-specific-anti-hla-antibody-among-primary-renal-allograft-recipients
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Matthew J Everly, Kimberly P Briley, Carl E Haisch, Georg Dieplinger, Paul Bolin, Scott A Kendrick, Claire Morgan, Angela Q Maldonado, Lorita M Rebellato
Controversy exists as to whether African American (AA) transplant recipients are at risk for developing de novo donor-specific anti-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibody (dnDSA). We studied 341 HLA-mismatched, primary renal allograft recipients who were consecutively transplanted between 3/1999 and 12/2010. Sera were collected sequentially pre- and post-transplant and tested for anti-HLA immunoglobulin G (IgG) via single antigen bead assay. Of the 341 transplant patients (225 AA and 116 non-AA), 107 developed dnDSA at a median of 9...
February 17, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210573/emphysematous-pyelonephritis-in-a-transplanted-kidney
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Cristiano Claudino Oliveira, Paula Dalsoglio Garcia, Rosa Marlene Viero
Emphysematous pyelonephritis is a rare infection characterized by necrosis and gas accumulation in the renal parenchyma, adjacent tissues, and/or urinary collecting system. This entity is rarely reported in transplanted kidneys. Computed tomography imaging is necessary for diagnosis and risk classification. The authors described the case of a 58-year-old man who underwent a kidney transplant and presented sepsis from a urinary tract infection. An abdominal tomography showed some characteristics of emphysematous pyelonephritis associated with an abscess...
October 2016: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205136/a-comparative-study-of-the-risk-profile-of-hemodialysis-patients-in-a-for-profit-network-and-in-two-regional-registries-of-the-italian-society-of-nephrology
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Maurizio Postorino, Claudia Amato, Elena Mancini, Paola Carioni, Graziella D'Arrigo, Attilio Di Benedetto, Fabrizio Cerino, Carmela Marino, Antonio Vilasi, Giovanni Tripepi, Stefano Stuard, Giovanbattista Capasso, Antonio Santoro, Carmine Zoccali
In 2013, the Italian Society of Nephrology joined forces with Nephrocare-Italy to create a clinical research cohort of patients on file in the data-rich clinical management system (EUCLID) of this organization for the performance of observational studies in the hemodialysis (HD) population. To see whether patients in EUCLID are representative of the HD population in Italy, we set out to compare the whole EUCLID population with patients included in the regional HD registries in Emilia-Romagna (Northern Italy) and in Calabria (Southern Italy), the sole regions in Italy which have systematically collected an enlarged clinical data set allowing comparison with the data-rich EUCLID system...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204931/postero-inferior-pedicle-surgical-technique-for-the-treatment-of-grade-iii-gynecomastia
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Sophie Thiénot, Nicolas Bertheuil, Raphaël Carloni, Cécile Méal, Sylvie Aillet, Christian Herlin, Eric Watier
INTRODUCTION: Surgical treatment of Grade III gynecomastia generally utilizes mastectomy techniques and free transplantation of the nipple-areola complex. Moreover, with rising obesity rates and the development of bariatric surgery, an increasing demand for correctional surgery for pseudogynecomastia has been observed, which is comparable to Grade III gynecomastia in terms of its surgical management. Here, we describe an innovative technique to deal with these new demands: fascio-cutaneous flap by postero-inferior pedicle...
February 15, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202859/experience-of-peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheter-in-patients-with-hematologic-diseases
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Yoshinori Hashimoto, Takanori Fukuta, Junko Maruyama, Hiromi Omura, Takayuki Tanaka
Objective Although use of the peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) has become increasingly common, there are few reports of PICCs used for patients with hematologic diseases. In this study, we analyzed the safety of PICC placement in patients with hematologic diseases where PICCs had been placed to perform blood collection, blood transfusion, drug administration, and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Methods This study included 142 PICCs placed in 95 patients managed at our department from November 2013 to December 2015...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198941/comparison-of-quality-of-life-between-patients-on-the-waiting-list-and-heart-transplant-recipients
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Vanessa Monteiro Mantovani, Cristine Behrend Silveira, Lidia Lucas Lima, Letícia Orlandin, Eneida Rejane Rabelo-Silva, Maria Antonieta Moraes
Objectives: To compare the quality of life (QOL) between wait-listed patients and heart transplant recipients. Methods: Cross-sectional study of 56 adult patients at two institutions in Southern Brazil, 9(16%) wait-listed patients and 47(84%) transplant recipients. Data were collected from August to December 2012. QOL was assessed using the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36), with scores ranging from zero to 100. Results: There was statistically significant difference between the two groups in the overall QOL score (p=0...
February 9, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198130/psychosocial-predictors-of-medication-adherence-in-pediatric-heart-and-lung-organ-transplantation
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Michael O Killian
Few studies have identified the psychosocial characteristics of those children and their families associated with future non-adherence to immunosuppressive medications following a heart or lung transplant. UNOS data and medical records information were used to test the association between patient and family psychosocial characteristics and medication adherence. Medication adherence outcomes were obtained using the physician assessments in the UNOS data and measured through patient-level standard deviation scores of immunosuppressive medication blood levels...
February 15, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196282/phosphatidylethanol-peth-detects-moderate-to-heavy-alcohol-use-in-liver-transplant-recipients
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Michael Francis Fleming, Matthew J Smith, Erika Oslakovic, Michael R Lucey, Jenny X Vue, Patrice Al-Saden, Josh Levitsky
BACKGROUND: Alcohol dependent liver transplantation (LT) patients who resume alcohol are at risk for a number of alcohol related problems including liver injury and liver failure. Post LT patients are strongly advised to remain abstinent. However, we don't know how well this population complies due to a lack of valid methods (self-report and/or biomarkers) to identify alcohol use. Studies suggest as many as 50% resume alcohol use within 5 years. Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) is a new cell-membrane phospholipid biomarker to identify alcohol use in the past 28 days...
February 14, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194062/performance-of-galactomannan-antigen-beta-d-glucan-and-aspergillus-lateral-flow-device-for-the-diagnosis-of-invasive-aspergillosis
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Gökhan Metan, Muzaffer Keklik, Gökçen Dinç, Çiğdem Pala, Afra Yıldırım, Berkay Saraymen, Mustafa Yavuz Köker, Leylagül Kaynar, Bülent Eser, Mustafa Çetin
Aspergillus lateral-flow device (LFD) was recently introduced as a practical tool for the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis (IA). We investigated the performance of Aspergillus-LFD as a point-of-care test for the diagnosis of IA. Serum samples were collected twice weekly from patients who received intensive chemotherapy for acute leukemia, or recepients of allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Aspergillus galactomannan (GM) antigen, 1,3-beta-d-glucan and Aspergillus-LFD tests were carried out according to manufacturers' recommendations...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192120/osteopontin-attenuates-acute-gastrointestinal-graft-versus-host-disease-by-preventing-apoptosis-of-intestinal-epithelial-cells
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Kentaro Kawakami, Naoki Minami, Minoru Matsuura, Tomoya Iida, Takahiko Toyonaga, Kanna Nagaishi, Yoshiaki Arimura, Mineko Fujimiya, Toshimitsu Uede, Hiroshi Nakase
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a major complication after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, which often targets gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Osteopontin (OPN) plays an important physiological role in the efficient development of Th1 immune responses and cell survival by inhibiting apoptosis. The role of OPN in acute GI-GVHD is poorly understood. In the present study, we investigated the role of OPN in donor T cells in the pathogenicity of acute GI-GVHD...
February 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191805/ring-chromosome-may-signal-progression-of-fanconi-anemia
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Ream Elzain Abdelgadir, Kulthom Mohamed, Imad Fadl Elmula
BACKGROUND: Fanconi anemia (FA) is a genomic instability disorder associated with high risk of AML. Ring chromosomes are results of genomic instability and observed in many human neoplasias. The present study aimed to assess the role of ring chromosome in the progression of FA. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 60 patients with provisional diagnosis of FA. A total of 5 ml of venous blood was collected and processed for complete hemogram, peripheral blood film, and breakage test...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190546/sevoflurane-attenuates-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-a%C3%A2-rat%C3%A2-lung%C3%A2-transplantation-model
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Akihiro Ohsumi, Katherine Marseu, Peter Slinger, Karen McRae, Hyunhee Kim, Zehong Guan, David M Hwang, Mingyao Liu, Shaf Keshavjee, Marcelo Cypel
BACKGROUND: Sevoflurane is one of the most commonly used volatile anesthetic agents with the fastest onset and offset, replacing isoflurane in modern anesthesiology. Preconditioning and postconditioning using volatile anesthetics can attenuate ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). However, no previous studies have evaluated the effect of sevoflurane in lung transplantation after cold ischemic injury. We aimed to study the effects of donor and recipient treatment with sevoflurane in a rat lung transplantation model...
February 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189092/polyomavirus-bk-and-jc-in-individuals-with-chronic-kidney-failure-kidney-transplantation-and-healthy-controls
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Talita Castro, Maria Cristina Domingues Fink, Marilia Figueiredo, Paulo Henrique Braz-Silva, Cláudio Mendes Pannuti, Karem Lopez Ortega, Marina Gallottini
BACKGROUND: New clinical approaches to diagnose and monitor individuals with systemic diseases have been employed through the use of oral fluids. Polyomavirus BK (BKPyV) and JC (JCPyV) infect asymptomatically around 80% of general population worldwide remaining latent in the body. In case of immunosuppression, a replication can occur, leading to diseases. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to detect and quantify BKPyV and JCPyV in oral fluids of individuals with chronic kidney failure (CKF), kidney transplantation (KT) and controls compared with their detection in blood and urine, traditionally used for this test...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187784/let-7a-transfected-mesenchymal-stem-cells-ameliorate-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-hypertension-by-suppressing-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cell-growth-through-stat3-bmpr2-signaling
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Gesheng Cheng, Xingye Wang, Yongxin Li, Lu He
BACKGROUND: Cell-based gene therapy has become a subject of interest for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a devastating disease characterized by pulmonary artery smooth muscle cell (PASMC) hyperplasia. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been recently acknowledged as a potential cell vector for gene therapy. Here, we investigated the effect of MSC-based let-7a for PAH. METHODS: After isolation and identification of MSCs from rat bone marrow, cells were infected with recombinant adenovirus vector Ad-let-7a...
February 10, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187700/long-term-body-mass-index-trends-after-living-donor-nephrectomy
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Christopher J Dru, Gerhard J Fuchs
OBJECTIVES: As the demand for kidney transplant allografts has increased, many centers are expanding the upper limit of acceptable body mass index for kidney donors. However, obesity is a risk factor for developing renal disease. Our goal was to quantify body mass index trends in donor nephrectomy patients and to institute nutrition counseling to promote sustainable weight loss to reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome-derived renal dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety patients who underwent donor nephrectomy between 2007 and 2012 consented to having height and weight data collected at multiple time points...
February 11, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187052/renal-transplant-recipients-the-factors-related-to-immunosuppressive-medication-adherence-based-on-the-health-belief-model
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Pen-Chen Kung, Mei Chang Yeh, Ming-Kuen Lai, Hsueh-Erh Liu
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplant failures are caused primarily by lack of adherence to immunosuppressive medication regimens by patients after transplantation. A number of studies have indicated that health-related beliefs are an effective predictor of health-related behavior. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to understand the influence of the personal characteristics and health-related beliefs of patients on adherence to treatment with immunosuppressive medication based on the Health Belief Model...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187013/the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-tranexamic-acid-in-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-clinical-practice-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study
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Adam Badenoch, Anand Sharma, Simon Gower, Markus Selzner, Coimbatore Srinivas, Marcin Wasowics, Stuart A McCluskey
BACKGROUND: Randomized trials have demonstrated the efficacy of Tranexamic acid (TXA) in reducing blood loss and transfusion requirements during liver transplantation. However, clinical utilization is limited due to a perceived lack of generalizable effectiveness and concerns regarding its thromboembolic risks. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical use of TXA and to provide a pragmatic re-appraisal of its effectiveness and safety. METHODS: Following ethics approval, data was collected from 1,799 consecutive liver transplant recipients between January 1st 2002 and December 31st 2015 using retrospectively collected electronic databases...
February 10, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185276/patient-age-and-number-of-apheresis-days-may-predict-development-of-secondary-myelodysplastic-syndrome-and-acute-myelogenous-leukemia-after-high-dose-chemotherapy-and-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-lymphoma
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Isabell Ge, Rima M Saliba, Farzaneh Maadani, Uday R Popat, Muzaffar H Qazilbash, Sai Ravi Pingali, Nina Shah, Sairah Ahmed, Qaiser Bashir, Yago Nieto, Richard E Champlin, Chitra Hosing
BACKGROUND: The goal of our study was to find predictors for the development of secondary myelodysplastic syndrome or acute myelogenous leukemia (s-MDS/AML) in patients with relapsed or refractory lymphoma who received high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 295 patients with relapsed or refractory lymphoma who had undergone their first stem cell collection and ASCT...
February 10, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182336/f508del-genotype-in-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-do-differences-in-outcomes-exist-between-genotypic-subgroups
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Ashleigh A Halderman, Natalie West, James Benke, Christopher R Roxbury, Sandra Y Lin
BACKGROUND: The impact of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) on pulmonary function in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with chronic rhinosinusitis remains unclear, as studies have demonstrated conflicting results. To date, no study has looked specifically at the impact of CF genotype on lung function after ESS. In this study, we reviewed changes in pulmonary function test (PFT) results after ESS in F508del homozygotes and heterozygotes. METHODS: The charts of 25 patients with CF without prior lung transplant, who underwent ESS performed by the same surgeon between the period of July 2005 to July 2015, were retrospectively reviewed...
February 9, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181233/sebaceous-carcinoma-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients
#20
Elika Hoss, Steven A Nelson, Amit Sharma
BACKGROUND: Though a rare tumor, sebaceous carcinoma is relatively well-described in immunocompetent patients, in whom it often occurs in a periorbital distribution where it has an overall poor prognosis with a high metastasis rate. The effect of transplant-related immunosuppression on the development of sebaceous carcinoma and its outcomes has not been characterized. METHODS: We collected 9 cases from a single institution of patients developing sebaceous carcinoma after solid organ transplantation...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
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