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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810564/clinical-efficacy-of-conjunctival-flap-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-refractory-fungal-keratitis
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Honorine Nizeyimana, Dan-Dan Zhou, Xiu-Fen Liu, Xiao-Tao Pan, Cong Liu, Cheng-Wei Lu, Ji-Long Hao
The aim of the present study was to investigate the use and effectiveness of a selective, partial, pedunculated (tongue-shaped) conjunctival flap (CF) for the treatment of refractory fungal keratitis (FK) with or without perforation. A total of 31 cases of corneal diseases treated by CF surgery between April 2014 and October 2015 were evaluated. Among the 31 cases, 16 cases (male:female, 11:5) with FK were selected. Logistic regression analysis was used to investigate factors associated with complications of CF surgery...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807220/health-characteristics-of-heart-transplant-recipients-surviving-into-their-80s
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Deborah R Tabachnick, Megan E Bowen, Josef Stehlik, Abdallah G Kfoury, William T Caine, Craig H Selzman, Stephen H McKellar
BACKGROUND: Heart transplantation (HTx) is the preferred treatment for patients with end-stage heart failure and has been successful for >30 y. The clinical course of recipients at the extreme of age is unknown. We reviewed our experience to determine the overall health and prevalence of Tx-related medical problems for recipients in their ninth decade. METHODS: We reviewed the UCTP experience from 1985 to present to identify patients who survived into their 80s and matched (1:1) with other recipients for gender and age at HTx, but did not survive to ≥80 y...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805345/laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-improves-renal-transplant-candidacy-and-post-transplant-outcomes-in-morbidly-obese-patients
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Y Kim, A D Jung, V K Dhar, J S Tadros, D P Schauer, E P Smith, D J Hanseman, M C Cuffy, R R Alloway, A R Shields, S A Shah, E S Woodle, T S Diwan
Morbid obesity is a barrier to KT due to inferior outcomes, including higher rates of new-onset diabetes after transplantation (NODAT), delayed graft function (DGF), and graft failure. LSG increases transplant eligibility by reducing body mass index (BMI) in KT candidates, but the effect of surgical weight loss on post-transplant outcomes is unknown. Reviewing single-center medical records, we identified all patients who underwent LSG prior to KT from 2011-2016 (n=20). Post-LSG kidney recipients were compared with similar-BMI recipients who did not undergo LSG, using 2:1 direct matching for patient factors...
August 14, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805261/pregnancy-outcomes-and-impact-of-pregnancy-on-graft-function-in-women-after-kidney-transplantation
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Fa Mohammadi, M Borg, A Gulyani, S P Mcdonald, S Jesudason
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation facilitates pregnancy in women with end-stage kidney disease, however impact of pregnancy on short and longer-term graft function is uncertain. METHODS: Obstetric, foetal and graft outcomes for pregnancies from a large Australian transplant unit (1976-2015) were reviewed. RESULTS: There were 56 pregnancies in 35 women with mean age at conception 30.4±0.6 years and mean transplant-pregnancy interval 5.5±0...
August 14, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801922/prophylaxis-with-enoxaparin-for-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-after-lung-transplantation-a-retrospective-study
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Berta Sáez-Giménez, Cristina Berastegui, Helena Sintes, Javier Perez, Ana Figueredo, Manuel López Meseguer, Víctor Monforte, Carlos Bravo, Amparo Santamaría, Maria Antonia Ramon, Susana Gómez, Antonio Roman
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a frequent complication after solid organ transplantation (SOT) and, specifically, after lung transplantation (LT). The objectives of this study were to evaluate prophylaxis with enoxaparin and to describe risk factors for VTE after LT. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of 333 patients who underwent LT in our institution between 2009 and 2014. We compared 2 consecutive cohorts, one that received enoxaparin only during post-transplant hospital admissions and a second cohort that received 90-day extended prophylaxis with enoxaparin...
August 12, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801180/obesity-as-predictor-of-postoperative-outcomes-in-liver-transplant-candidates-review-of-the-literature-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Michele Barone, Maria Teresa Viggiani, Alfonso W Avolio, Andrea Iannone, Maria Rendina, Alfredo Di Leo
BACKGROUND: Current American and European guidelines consider a pre-transplant BMI ≥40kg/m(2) as a relative contraindication for liver transplantation but this recommendation is graded as uncertain and requires further research. Moreover, conflicting results are reported on the predictive value of BMI 30-39.9kg/m(2) on post-transplant complication and mortality risk. AIM: This study analyzed the data of the literature on the effect of all three BMI classes of obesity on postoperative outcomes in liver transplantation...
July 22, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797778/cytomegalovirus-reactivation-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-late-onset-invasive-fungal-disease-following-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-multi-centre-study-in-the-current-era-of-viral-load-monitoring
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Michelle K Yong, Michelle Ananda-Rajah, Paul U Cameron, C Orla Morrissey, Andrew Spencer, David Ritchie, Allen C Cheng, Sharon R Lewin, Monica Slavin
Opportunistic infections such as cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation and invasive fungal disease (IFD) cause significant morbidity and mortality to recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). We aimed to characterise the risk and relationship of CMV reactivation post-HSCT to IFD in the current era of CMV viral load monitoring using highly sensitive plasma DNA. A multi-centre retrospective cohort study was conducted of consecutive patients undergoing allogeneic HSCT from January 2006 to December 2010 in Melbourne, Australia...
August 7, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797718/atrial-arrhythmias-after-lung-transplantation
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REVIEW
Henri Roukoz, David G Benditt
Atrial arrhythmias are a common complication after lung transplant (LT), occurring in about 16-46% of LT patients early postoperatively, and in about 14% during longer-term follow-up. They have a significant impact on postoperative in-hospital length of stay and may have an impact on overall mortality. In this report, we review the incidence and risk factors of post lung transplant AA, their pathogenesis and their impact on short- and long-term outcomes. Pharmacological management options are reviewed. In brief, early atrial arrhythmias tend to be mostly atrial fibrillation and are treated acutely with a rate control strategy followed if needed by rhythm control for 4-6 weeks...
August 1, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796281/changes-in-protein-serum-levels-during-stem-cell-transplantation
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Elisabetta Metafuni, Sabrina Giammarco, Daniela Giovanna De Ritis, Monica Rossi, Francesco Corrente, Nicola Piccirillo, Andrea Paolo Bacigalupo, Simona Sica, Patrizia Chiusolo
BACKGROUND: GvHD is one of the major complication after stem cell transplantation affecting transplant-related mortality. Throughout the last years, many serum proteins were been proposed as possible biomarkers for GvHD. AIMS: We studied the trend of five of the most studied serum proteins to evaluate if a correlation exists between proteins concentration and post-HSCT outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We measured serum concentration of REG3α, ST2, BAFF, CXCL9 and elafin in a cohort of 77 patients submitted to HSCT in our department...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791443/outcomes-of-shoulder-arthroplasty-in-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-patients
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Joseph M Statz, Brian P Chalmers, Cameron K Ledford, Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, John W Sperling, Mark E Morrey
BACKGROUND: With the growing population of patients undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCTs), the demand for shoulder arthroplasty (SA) in this population can be expected to increase. No studies in the literature have examined the outcomes of SA in HSCT patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 11 SAs in 10 patients with previous HSCT was performed. We characterized the clinical outcomes, survivorship, and peri-operative complication rates in patients who underwent SA after receiving a HSCT...
August 9, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790783/hydrogen-peroxide-test-for-intraoperative-bile-leak-detection
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V Trehan, Pankaj P Rao, C S Naidu, Anuj K Sharma, A K Singh, Sanjay Sharma, Amit Gaur, S V Kulkarni, N Pathak
BACKGROUND: Bile leakage (BL) is a common complication following liver surgery, ranging from 3 to 27% in different series. To reduce the incidence of post-operative BL various BL tests have been applied since ages, but no method is foolproof and every method has their own limitations. In this study we used a relatively simpler technique to detect the BL intra-operatively. Topical application of 1.5% diluted hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) was used to detect the BL from cut surface of liver and we compared this with conventional saline method to know the efficacy...
July 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782907/sclerosing-peritonitis-post-liver-transplantation-a-rare-condition-where-surgery-is-an-important-treatment-option
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Yvonne X Kong, Simone I Strasser, Geoffrey W McCaughan, Michael Crawford, Deborah J Verran
BACKGROUND: Sclerosing peritonitis (SP) is a rare but potentially fatal complication following orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). The definitive surgical management is via a laparotomy peritonectomy and enterolysis procedure, but this carries risks particularly in the immunosuppressed transplant patient population. The natural history of SP is known from a handful of case reports and series, which mostly report de novo cases arising early on following OLT. The aim of this study was to identify all cases of de novo SP following OLT and the outcomes of management...
August 7, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782549/a-review-of-the-evidence-for-in-vivo-corneal-endothelial-regeneration
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REVIEW
Bert Van den Bogerd, Sorcha Ní Dhubhghaill, Carina Koppen, Marie-José Tassignon, Nadia Zakaria
Human corneal endothelium has long been thought to be a non-mitotic cell layer with no endogenous reparative potential. Pathologies that damage endothelial function result in corneal decompensation and, if untreated, blindness. The mainstay of treatment involves partial or complete corneal replacement, amounting to 40% of all corneal transplants performed worldwide. We summarize the case reports describing complications post-operatively in the form of (sub)total graft detachment and those resulting in post-operative bare stroma...
August 3, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782396/the-comparison-of-intelligence-levels-of-children-born-to-kidney-or-liver-transplant-women-with-children-of-healthy-mothers
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Bozena Kociszewska-Najman, Monika Szpotanska-Sikorska, Natalia Mazanowska, Miroslaw Wielgos, Bronislawa Pietrzak
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy after transplantation is associated with high risk of complications and prenatal exposure to immunosuppressants. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the intellectual development of children born to women after organ transplantation. AIMS: A comparison of intelligence levels in 78 children of kidney or liver transplant women of 78 children born to healthy mothers. The assessment of intellectual level in children was conducted by psychologists and evaluated using age-adjusted intelligence tests (Psyche Cattell Infant Intelligence Scale, Terman-Merril Intelligence Scale or the Scales of Raven's Progressive Matrices)...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777136/incidence-and-impact-of-on-cardiopulmonary-bypass-vasoplegia-during-heart-transplantation
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Lauren K Truby, Koji Takeda, Maryjane Farr, James Beck, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Paolo C Colombo, Veli Tokpara, Donna Mancini, Yoshifumi Naka, Hiroo Takayama
Despite significant advances in the medical management of heart transplant (HT) recipients, perioperative complications, including vasoplegia, remain a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality. This is a retrospective review of patients who received HT at our institution between 2012 and 2015. Mean systemic vascular resistance (SVR) was calculated during the bypass run. Vasoplegia was defined as a mean SVR <800 dynes s/cm despite a high pressor requirement (>1,500 μg neosynephrine bolused)...
August 2, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774674/concurrent-hepatic-tuberculosis-and-hepatic-graft-versus-host-disease-in-an-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipient-a-case-report
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Z Zhao, W Q Leow
BACKGROUND: Infection and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) are among the most common complications after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). With well-known risk factors including allogeneic HSCT and GVHD, tuberculosis (TB) has a higher incidence and shorter survival rate in HSCT recipients than in the general population. CASE REPORT: A 55-year-old Indonesian female with a history of latent TB was found to have acute myeloid leukemia 3 months after allogeneic HSCT...
July 31, 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774413/management-of-hepatitis-b-in-special-populations
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REVIEW
Kali Zhou, Norah Terrault
Special populations infected with chronic HBV include those with decompensated cirrhosis, coinfections (HIV, HCV, HDV), hemodialysis and renal failure, immunosuppressed including transplant patients, children and women in pregnancy. These populations differ in their natural history and risk for liver-related complications, the indications for anti-HBV therapy as well as the recommendations regarding the HBV drugs used, duration of therapy and anticipated endpoints. Reflecting the special populations with substantive changes in management in recent years, this review focuses on HBV-HIV coinfected patients, immunosuppressed patients at risk for reactivation, liver transplant recipients and pregnant women...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772351/the-influence-of-functional-warm-ischemia-time-on-dcd-liver-transplant-recipients-outcomes
#18
Jessica C Coffey, Kerollos N Wanis, Diethard Monbaliu, Nicholas Gilbo, Markus Selzner, Neeta Vachharajani, Mark A Levstik, Max Marquez, Mb Majella Doyle, Jacques Pirenne, David Grant, Julie K Heimbach, William Chapman, Kelly Vogt, Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro
BACKGROUND: Duration of functional warm ischemia (f-WIT) is thought to have a causal effect on outcomes in controlled donation after circulatory death (DCD) liver transplantation (LT). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted at five centers. Data were extracted on donor and recipient characteristics, with attention to parameters recorded during withdrawal of life support to in-situ cold perfusion. F-WIT was the time elapsed from any of the hemodynamic and oxygenation parameters to the start of in-situ cold perfusion...
August 3, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760487/complications-of-therapeutic-apheresis-in-pediatric-kidney-transplantation
#19
REVIEW
Mattia Parolin, Enrico Vidal
In the setting of kidney transplantation, therapeutic apheresis (TA) is employed both for pre-intervention procedures and during the post-transplant period. In pediatric nephrology units, TA is usually performed as a therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) with dialysis equipment, and using non-plasma replacement fluids. In children undergoing kidney transplantation, complications of TPE are mainly related to its depletive properties combined with the iatrogenic immunodeficiency status of the patient. Moreover, the use of small central venous catheters and the equipment standardized for adults can increase the risk of adverse events...
July 10, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756627/pathogen-reduced-platelets-for-the-prevention-of-bleeding
#20
REVIEW
Lise J Estcourt, Reem Malouf, Sally Hopewell, Marialena Trivella, Carolyn Doree, Simon J Stanworth, Michael F Murphy
BACKGROUND: Platelet transfusions are used to prevent and treat bleeding in people who are thrombocytopenic. Despite improvements in donor screening and laboratory testing, a small risk of viral, bacterial, or protozoal contamination of platelets remains. There is also an ongoing risk from newly emerging blood transfusion-transmitted infections for which laboratory tests may not be available at the time of initial outbreak.One solution to reduce the risk of blood transfusion-transmitted infections from platelet transfusion is photochemical pathogen reduction, in which pathogens are either inactivated or significantly depleted in number, thereby reducing the chance of transmission...
July 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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