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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746417/immunological-and-inflammatory-mapping-of-vascularized-composite-allograft-rejection-processes-in-a-rat-model
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Or Friedman, Narin Carmel, Meirav Sela, Ameen Abu Jabal, Amir Inbal, Moshe Ben Hamou, Yakov Krelin, Eyal Gur, Nir Shani
BACKGROUND: Hand and face vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) is an evolving and challenging field with great opportunities. During VCA, massive surgical damage is inflicted on both donor and recipient tissues, which may contribute to the high VCA rejection rates. To segregate between the damage-induced and rejection phase of post-VCA responses, we compared responses occurring up to 5 days following syngeneic versus allogeneic vascularized groin flap transplantations, culminating in transplant acceptance or rejection, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742686/bioengineering-a-human-face-graft-the-matrix-of-identity
#2
Jérôme Duisit, Louis Maistriaux, Adriano Taddeo, Giuseppe Orlando, Virginie Joris, Emmanuel Coche, Catherine Behets, Jan Lerut, Chantal Dessy, Giulio Cossu, Esther Vögelin, Robert Rieben, Pierre Gianello, Benoît Lengelé
OBJECTIVE: During the last decade, face allotransplantation has been shown to be a revolutionary reconstructive procedure for severe disfigurements. However, offer to patients remains limited due to lifelong immunosuppression. To move forward in the field, a new pathway in tissue engineering is proposed. BACKGROUND: Our previously reported technique of matrix production of a porcine auricular subunit graft has been translated to a human face model. METHODS: 5 partial and 1 total face grafts were procured from human fresh cadavers...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740957/xenotransplantation-of-human-cryopreserved-parathyroid-tissue-isolated-from-parathyroid-adenomas-to-normocalcemic-rabbits
#3
Erhan Ayşan, Yiğit Düzköylü, İsmail Can, Nur Büyükpınarbaşılı
OBJECTIVE: Parathyroid allotransplantation is a new method for the treatment of permanent hypoparathyrodism. Adenoma cells are not used for transplantation because of the potential for functional or histopathologic transformation. In this study, we transplanted human adenomatous parathyroid cells to rabbits. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Parathyroid adenoma tissue taken from a male patient was cryopreserved and transplanted into seven New Zealand white rabbits (mean weight, 3700±220 g; mean age, 4...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737527/genitourinary-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation
#4
Ilse M Schol, Dicken S C Ko, Curtis L Cetrulo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Genitourinary vascularized allotransplantation (GUVCA) is gaining interest as a treatment option for patients with functional and aesthetic urogenital tissue loss. Only three cases have been done worldwide and research on the implementation and feasibility of this procedure is in an elementary state. RECENT FINDINGS: The psychosocial impact and ethical considerations with GUVCA are remote, particularly because of the intimate and personal nature of genital tissue...
July 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734534/elbow-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation-surgical-anatomy-and-technique
#5
Zvi Steinberger, Heng Xu, Nikolas H Kazmers, Stephanie Thibaudeau, Russel G Huffman, L Scott Levin
BACKGROUND: Elbow reconstruction with vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) may hold promise in treating end-stage arthritis as no current treatment is both functional and durable. We describe the vascular and gross anatomy of the elbow in the context of VCA procurement and propose a step-by-step surgical technique for human elbow VCA. METHODS: We injected latex in the arterial tree of 16 fresh adult cadaveric upper extremities. We identified and measured arteries and nerves and their branch points relative to the medial epicondyle...
August 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692319/low-energy-x-ray-grenz-ray-treatment-of-purified-islets-prior-to-allotransplant-markedly-decreases-passenger-leukocyte-populations
#6
Rena Pawlick, Boris Gala-Lopez, Andrew R Pepper, Nasser Abualhassan, Antonio Bruni, Kunimasa Suzuki, Gina Rayat, John F Elliott, A M James Shapiro
Grenz rays, or minimally penetrating X-rays, are known to be an effective treatment of certain recalcitrant immune-mediated skin diseases, but their use in modulating allograft rejection has not been tested. We examined the capacity of grenz ray treatment to minimize islet immunogenicity and extend allograft survival in a mouse model. In a preliminary experiment, 1 of 3 immunologically intact animals demonstrated long-term acceptance of their grenz ray treated islet allograft. Further experiments revealed that 28...
July 4, 2017: Islets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671309/fatal-sv40-associated-pneumonia-and-nephropathy-following-renal-allotransplantation-in-rhesus-macaque
#7
M Song, M S Mulvihill, K D Williams, B H Collins, A D Kirk
Recrudescence of latent and dormant viruses may lead to overwhelming viremia in immunosuppressed hosts. In immunocompromised hosts, Simian virus 40 (SV40) reactivation is known to cause nephritis and demyelinating central nervous system disease. Here, we report SV40 viremia leading to fatal interstitial pneumonia in an immunosuppressed host following renal allotransplantation.
July 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641099/reduced-intensity-versus-myeloablative-allogeneic-transplantation
#8
REVIEW
Daniel J Weisdorf
Allotransplantation cures patients by cytoreduction and the graft-versus-tumor (leukemia; graft-versus-leukemia [GVL]) alloresponse; both eliminate residual disease. The spectrum of conditioning intensity influences toxicities and non-relapse mortality. The spectrum of tumor sensitivity to the GVL response influences relapse. Balancing tolerable toxicities (influenced by patients' performance status and comorbidities) is also influenced by the graft. Intense immunosuppression (for engraftment and graft-versus-host disease prevention) may constrain the immunologic potency of the graft and limit the antineoplastic capacity of the transplant, thus requiring more intense or more effective conditioning regimens to limit the risks of relapse and permit satisfactory disease-free survival...
June 14, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625949/discussion-on-the-risk-factors-of-developing-cardiovascular-diseases-cvd-after-the-kidney-transplantation
#9
Kai Wang, Qing-Shan Qu, Shu-Zhai Miao, Yanxuan Zhang, Xin Jing
To discuss the risk factors of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) after the kidney transplantation. Retrospective analysis on the data of 1106 patients who had been underwent kidney allotransplantation in People's Hospital of Zhengzhou from July, 2010 to Dec, 2014 and conformed to the inclusion criteria was taken. Cox proportional hazard model was used to analyze the risk factors of developing CVD after the kidney transplantation. 7 days, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months before and after the operation, the data collection and following-up visits were respectively arranged...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583545/simultaneous-subtotal-pancreatectomy-and-streptozotocin-injection-for-diabetes-modeling-in-cynomolgus-monkeys
#10
H Park, J B Park, J H Kim, K W Lee, H S Lee, G-S Kim, D-Y Shin, S-H Oh, S-M Jin, S J Kim
BACKGROUND: In an experimental animal model of islet transplantation, stable induction of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and islet isolation from donor pancreas are essential. Total pancreatectomy for IDDM induction and islet procurement in nonhuman primates leads to unwanted loss of exocrine function and may lead to morbidities associated with IDDM. METHODS: IDDM induction with streptozotocin (STZ) is associated with drug toxicity of STZ and necessitates the killing of another animal for islet procurement...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582644/no-prolongation-of-skin-allograft-survival-by-immunoproteasome-inhibition-in-mice
#11
Sarah Mundt, Michael Basler, Birgit Sawitzki, Marcus Groettrup
The immunoproteasome, a distinct class of proteasomes, which is inducible under inflammatory conditions and constitutively expressed in monocytes and lymphocytes, is known to shape the antigenic repertoire presented on major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecules. Moreover, inhibition of the immunoproteasome subunit LMP7 ameliorates clinical symptoms of autoimmune diseases in vivo and was shown to suppress the development of T helper cell (Th) 1 and Th17 cells and to promote regulatory T-cell (Treg) generation independently of its function in antigen processing...
June 2, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581470/low-egf-in-myeloablative-allotransplantation-association-with-severe-acute-gvhd-in-bmt-ctn-0402
#12
S G Holtan, L F Newell, C Cutler, M R Verneris, T E DeFor, J Wu, A Howard, M L MacMillan, J H Antin, B R Blazar, D J Weisdorf, A Panoskaltsis-Mortari
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) is a recently described biomarker of acute GvHD (aGvHD). Whether low plasma EGF prior to hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) predisposes to the development of aGvHD, or whether EGF levels fall because of severe aGvHD, is unknown. To evaluate this, we tested plasma samples collected at pre-HCT baseline, day +28 and day +100 during the course of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN) 0402. We found that baseline EGF plasma concentrations were three-fold lower in HCT recipients compared to donors (24...
June 5, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574951/single-artery-human-ear-graft-procurement-a-simplified-approach
#13
Jérôme Duisit, Hadrien Amiel, Donovan Debluts, Louis Maistriaux, Alexander Gerdom, Anne Bol, Pierre Gianello, Catherine Behets, Benoit Lengelé
BACKGROUND: In the field of experimental facial vascularized composite tissue allotransplantation (VCA), a human auricular subunit model, pedicled on both superficial temporal (STA) and posterior auricular (PAA) arteries was described. Clinical cases of extensive auricular replantation however, suggested that a single artery could perfuse the entire flap. In our study, variants of this single pedicle approach have been studied, aiming to develop a more versatile replantation technique, in which the question of venous drainage has also been addressed...
May 31, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562418/autologous-islet-transplantation-challenges-and-lessons
#14
Ty B Dunn, Joshua J Wilhelm, Melena D Bellin, Timothy L Pruett
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Human islet isolation and autotransplantation [autologous islet transplant (AUTX)] is performed to prevent or ameliorate brittle diabetes after total pancreatectomy performed for benign disease. The success or failure of the transplant can be associated with a profound impact on the individual's quality of life and even survival. AUTX offers unique insights into the effects of pancreas quality, islet number, isolation technique and alternate site engraftment on transplant efficacy...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557653/efficient-transduction-of-zebrafish-melanoma-cell-lines-and-embryos-using-lentiviral-vectors
#15
Maurizio Fazio, Serine Avagyan, Ellen van Rooijen, William Mannherz, Charles K Kaufman, Riadh Lobbardi, David M Langenau, Leonard I Zon
The establishment of in vitro cultures of zebrafish cancer cells has expanded the potential of zebrafish as a disease model. However, the lack of effective methods for gene delivery and genetic manipulation has limited the experimental applications of these cultures. To overcome this barrier, we tested and optimized vesicular stomatitis virus glycoprotein (VSV-G) pseudotyped lentiviral and retroviral vector transduction protocols. We show that lentivirus successfully and efficiently transduced zebrafish melanoma cell lines in vitro, allowing antibiotic selection, fluorescence-based sorting, and in vivo allotransplantation...
August 2017: Zebrafish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551056/history-of-osteochondral-allograft-transplantation
#16
V S Nikolaou, P V Giannoudis
Osteochondral defects or injuries represent the most challenging entities to treat, especially when occur to young and active patients. For centuries, it has been recognized that such defects are almost impossible to treat. However, surgeons have never stopped the effort to develop reliable methods to restore articular cartilage and salvage the endangered joint function. Osteochondral allograft transplantation in human was first introduced by Eric Lexer in 1908. Since that era, several pioneers have been worked in the field of osteochondral allotransplantation, presenting and developing the basic research, the methodology and the surgical techniques...
May 11, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540896/postrenal-transplant-malignancy-incidence-risk-factors-and-prognosis
#17
Nabil Abdelfadil Elserwy, Esam Elden Lotfy, Mohamad Ashraf Fouda, Medhat Ibrahim Mahmoud, Ahmed Farouk Donia, Mohamed Elsayed Mashaly, Mohamed Hamed Abbas, Mohamed Megahed Abuelmagd, Rasha Kamal Abouelenein, Mabrouk Ibrahim Ismail, Mohamed Adel Bakr
The newer and potent immunosuppressive agents have successfully reduced the risk of rejection after kidney transplantation, but the development of cardiovascular diseases, infections, and malignancy is major factors limiting their success. Posttransplantation malignancy is the second most common cause of death in renal transplant recipients after cardiovascular disease; it is expected that mortality due to malignancy may become the most common cause of death within the next two decades. This study is designed to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, and types of malignancies occurring after renal transplantation and their impact on patient and graft survival...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540229/ushering-in-the-era-of-penile-transplantation
#18
REVIEW
Alison M Rasper, Ryan P Terlecki
Penile transplantation is a novel approach to management of penile loss in the developing field of composite tissue allotransplantation (CTA). Prior management for significant penile loss has been free flap phalloplasty with issues related to function, cosmesis, and functional loss from the location of flap harvest. Transplantation has been an evolving field with advancement in CTA over the past several decades leading to the option of penile transplant. Management of penile injury with replantation provided some preliminary groundwork on the technical aspects for penile transplantation...
April 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538578/total-abdominal-wall-transplantation-an-anatomical-study-and-classification-system
#19
David Light, Neilendu Kundu, Risal Djohan, Cristiano Quintini, Namita Gandhi, Brian R Gastman, Richard Drake, Maria Siemionow, James E Zins
BACKGROUND: Candidates for multivisceral transplantation present with complex defects often beyond traditional reconstructive options. In this study, the authors describe a dissection technique for a total abdominal wall vascularized composite flap. In addition, the authors suggest a classification system for complex abdominal wall defects. METHODS: Forty fresh, cadaveric hemiabdomens were dissected, with care taken to preserve the iliofemoral, deep circumflex iliac, superficial circumflex iliac, deep inferior epigastric, and superficial inferior epigastric arteries and corresponding veins...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538571/angiosome-based-allografts-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation-for-tailored-subunit-reconstruction-with-volkmann-ischemic-contracture-as-a-case-in-point
#20
G Ian Taylor, David S Sparks, Adam C Gascoigne, Russell J Corlett, Mark W Ashton
BACKGROUND: As we enter an age with new approaches to tissue reconstruction, the emphasis on the adage "like for like" has become even more relevant. This study illustrates the potential for several tailored vascularized composite allotransplantation reconstructive techniques and, in particular, for the management of Volkmann contracture. METHODS: Twenty fresh cadaver dissections and 30 archival lead oxide radiographic studies were examined to (1) identify potential upper limb vascularized composite allotransplantation donor sites (i...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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