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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110488/examining-mortality-and-rejection-in-combined-heart-lung-transplantations
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Sagar Kadakia, Sharven Taghavi, Senthil Jayarajan, Vishnu Ambur, Grayson Wheatley, Larry Kaiser, Yoshiya Toyoda
Background There is a paucity of data on outcomes related to combined heart-lung transplantations (HLTs). Our objective was to identify variables associated with mortality and rejection in HLT. Methods The United Network for Organ Sharing database was reviewed for HLT performed between 1993 and 2008. Long-term survivors (survival > 5 years) were compared with short-term survivors (survival < 5 years). Factors associated with rejection were examined. Risk-adjusted multivariable Cox's proportional hazards regression analysis was performed to examine variables associated with mortality and rejection...
January 22, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110269/genetic-predictors-of-long-term-graft-function-in-kidney-and-pancreas-transplant-patients
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Claire E Duff, Matthew J Simmonds
Kidney and pancreas transplantation have helped transform the lives of people with end-stage renal failure and individuals with type 1 diabetes who have poor glycaemic control/severe secondary complications, respectively. Despite an improvement in immunosuppressive regimes, operative techniques and decreased initial rejection rates, there has been little improvement in long-term graft survival rates over the past decade. Whilst limited progress has been made in establishing clinical markers of graft function, several genetic markers of long-term graft function have been identified...
January 20, 2017: Briefings in Functional Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110028/surgical-ethical-and-psychosocial-considerations-in-head-transplantation
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Allen Furr, Mark A Hardy, Juan P Barret, John H Barker
Transplanting a head and brain is perhaps the final frontier of organ transplantation. The goal of body-to-head transplantation (BHT) is to sustain the life of individuals who suffer from terminal disease, but whose head and brain are healthy. Ideally BHT could provide a lifesaving treatment for several conditions where none currently exists. BHT is no ordinary experiment, to transfer a head to another body involves extraordinarily complex medical challenges as well as ethical and existential dilemmas that were previously confined to the imagination of writers of fiction...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109573/the-optimal-procedure-for-retransplantation-after-single-lung%C3%A2-transplantation
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Zachary N Kon, Gregory J Bittle, Chetan Pasrija, Pablo G Sanchez, Bartley P Griffith, Richard N Pierson
BACKGROUND: Retransplantation has emerged as a therapeutic option for patients experiencing respiratory failure after single lung transplantation. However, outcomes associated with the surgical option (ipsilateral, contralateral, or bilateral lung retransplantation) has not been well evaluated. METHODS: The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network database (1994 to 2012) was queried for all lung transplant procedures performed after an initial single lung transplantation...
January 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109554/clinical-and-microbiological-characteristics-of-bloodstream-infections-among-patients-with-haematological-malignancies-with-and-without-neutropenia-at-a-medical-centre-in-northern-taiwan-2008-2013
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Chien-Yuan Chen, Feng-Ming Tien, Wang-Huei Sheng, Shang-Yi Huang, Ming Yao, Jih-Luh Tang, Woei Tsay, Hwei-Fang Tien, Po-Ren Hsueh
This study aimed to investigate the epidemiology and microbiology of bloodstream infections (BSIs) in patients with haematological malignancies. Clinical characteristics and microbiology of 2083 patients with haematological malignancy who were treated for BSI from 2008 to 2013 at a medical centre in Taiwan were retrospectively reviewed. Lymphoma (38.1%) was the most common, followed by acute myeloid leukaemia (30.9%). Of the 2090 non-duplicate BSI isolates, 1310 (62.7%) were recovered from patients with neutropenia...
January 3, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108262/deceased-organ-donor-management-does-hospital-volume-matter
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Madhukar S Patel, Jahan Mohebali, Mitchell Sally, Tahnee Groat, Parsia A Vagefi, David C Chang, Darren J Malinoski
BACKGROUND: Identification of strategies to improve organ donor utilization remains imperative. Despite the association between hospital volume and outcomes for many common disease processes, there have been no studies to assess the impact of organ donor hospital volume on organ yield. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective observational study of all deceased organ donors managed by ten OPOs across UNOS Regions 4, 5, and 6 was conducted from February 2012-June 2015. In order to study the impact of hospital volume on organ yield, each donor was placed into a hospital volume quartile based on the number of donors managed by their hospital...
December 16, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107792/noteworthy-literature-published-in-2016-for-abdominal-organ-transplant-anesthesiologists
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Jeron Zerillo, Sang Kim, Bryan Hill, Samuel DeMaria, Tetsuro Sakai
More than 400 peer-reviewed publications on the topic of pancreas transplantation, more than 400 on intestine transplantation, and more than 3000 on renal transplantation were published in 2016. This review will highlight the most pertinent literature for anesthesiologists caring for patients undergoing non-liver abdominal organ transplantation. This review is the second part in an annual series to review relevant contributions in the field of abdominal organ transplantation focusing on pancreas, intestine, and renal transplantation...
January 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107610/tonsil-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-t-mscs-prevent-th17-mediated-autoimmune-response-via-regulation-of-the-programmed-death-1-programmed-death-ligand-1-pd-1-pd-l1-pathway
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Ji-Yon Kim, Minhwa Park, Yu-Hee Kim, Kyung-Ha Ryu, Kyung Ho Lee, Kyung-Ah Cho, So-Youn Woo
Our knowledge of the immunomodulatory role of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in both the innate and adaptive immune systems has dramatically expanded, providing great promise for treating various autoimmune diseases. However, the contribution of MSCs to Th17 dominant immune disease, such as psoriasis and its underlying mechanism remains elusive. In this study, we demonstrated that human palatine tonsil-derived MSCs (T-MSCs) constitutively express both the membrane-bound and soluble forms of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1), which enables T-MSCs to be distinguished from MSCs originating from other organs (i...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107591/the-role-of-autonomic-dysfunction-in-predicting-one-year-mortality-after-liver-transplantation
#9
Kuang-Cheng Chan, Jia-Rong Yeh, Wei-Zen Sun
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score has been extensively used to prioritize patients for liver transplantation and determine their prognosis, but with limited predictive value. Autonomic dysfunction may correlate with increased mortality after liver transplant. In this study, two autonomic biomarkers, complexity and deceleration capacity, were added to the predicting model for one-year mortality after liver transplantation. METHODS: Thirty patients with end-stage liver diseases awaiting liver transplantation were included...
January 20, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107583/chronic-hepatitis-c-and-chronic-kidney-disease-advances-limitations-and-unchartered-territories
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Manuel Mendizabal, K Rajender Reddy
Over the past few years, treatment options for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection have evolved dramatically. The current approved interferon-free direct-acting antiviral (DAA) regimens have been shown to be safe and effective with sustained virologic response (SVR) rates of >90% in most patients. Unique issues yet remain such as the challenges in patients with impaired renal function or decompensated cirrhosis. Patients with stage 4-5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a higher prevalence of HCV infection compared with the general population...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107544/cutaneous-hpv8-and-mmupv1-e6-proteins-target-the-notch-and-tgf-%C3%AE-tumor-suppressors-to-inhibit-differentiation-and-sustain-keratinocyte-proliferation
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Jordan M Meyers, Aayushi Uberoi, Miranda Grace, Paul F Lambert, Karl Munger
Cutaneous beta-papillomaviruses are associated with non-melanoma skin cancers that arise in patients who suffer from a rare genetic disorder, Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) or after immunosuppression following organ transplantation. Recent studies have shown that the E6 proteins of the cancer associated beta human papillomavirus (HPV) 5 and HPV8 inhibit NOTCH and TGF-β signaling. However, it is unclear whether disruption of these pathways may contribute to cutaneous HPV pathogenesis and carcinogenesis...
January 20, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107271/perioperative-care-of-the-patient-with-the-total-artificial-heart
#12
Jill Yaung, Francisco A Arabia, Michael Nurok
Advanced heart failure continues to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality despite improvements in pharmacologic therapy. High demand for cardiac transplantation and shortage of donor organs have led to an increase in the utilization of mechanical circulatory support devices. The total artificial heart is an effective biventricular assist device that may be used as a bridge to transplant and that is being studied for destination therapy. This review discusses the history, indications, and perioperative management of the total artificial heart with emphasis on the postoperative concerns...
January 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107194/transdifferentiation-of-human-male-germline-stem-cells-to-hepatocytes-in-vivo-via-the-transplantation-under-renal-capsules
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Zheng Chen, Minghui Niu, Min Sun, Qingqing Yuan, Chencheng Yao, Jingmei Hou, Hong Wang, Liping Wen, Hongyong Fu, Fan Zhou, Zheng Li, Zuping He
Here we proposed a new concept that human spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) can transdifferentiate into hepatocytes in vivo. We first established liver injury model of mice by carbon tetrachloride to provide proper environment for human SSC transplantation. Liver mesenchymal cells were isolated from mice and identified phenotypically. Human SSC line was recombined with liver mesenchymal cells, and they were transplanted under renal capsules of nude mice with liver injury. The grafts expressed hepatocyte hallmarks, including ALB, AAT, CK18, and CYP1A2, whereas germ cell and SSC markers VASA and GPR125 were undetected in these cells, implicating that human SSCs were converted to hepatocytes...
January 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106291/ocular-effects-of-sulfur-mustard-and-therapeutic-approaches-a-review
#14
Yunes Panahi, Seyyed Mahdi Rajaee, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Sulfur mustard (SM) is a strong blistering, highly reactive, lipophilic chemical war agent that causes injury in different organs including the skin, eyes and respiratory tract. The Eyes are especially susceptible to the consequences of SM poisoning because of the aqueous and mucosal nature of conjunctiva and cornea. DNA alkylation and depletion of glutathione, are the most important mechanisms of SM action in the eye injuries. Acute clinical symptoms are including decrease in visual acuity, dryness, photophobia, blepharospasm, conjunctivitis and complaints of foreign body sensation and soreness that gradually progress to severe ocular pain...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105255/pi3k-ship2-pten-pathway-in-cell-polarity-and-hepatitis-c-virus-pathogenesis
#15
REVIEW
Aline Awad, Ama Gassama-Diagne
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects hepatocytes, polarized cells in the liver. Chronic HCV infection often leads to steatosis, fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, and it has been identified as the leading cause of liver transplantation worldwide. The HCV replication cycle is dependent on lipid metabolism and particularly an accumulation of lipid droplets in host cells. Phosphoinositides (PIs) are minor phospholipids enriched in different membranes and their levels are tightly regulated by specific PI kinases and phosphatases...
January 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105163/selection-of-antitumor-displayed-peptides-for-the-specific-delivery-of-the-anticancer-drug-lactaptin
#16
Anna Andreevna Nemudraya, Elena Vladimirovna Kuligina, Alexandr Alexeevich Ilyichev, Alexandr Sergeevich Fomin, Grigory Alexandrovich Stepanov, Anna Valentinovna Savelyeva, Olga Alexandrovna Koval, Vladimir Alexandrovich Richter
It has been previously demonstrated that lactaptin, the proteolytic fragment of human milk protein κ-casein, induces the death of various cultured cancer cells. The recombinant analog of lactaptin, RL2, effectively induces the apoptosis of mouse hepatocarcinoma-1 (HA-1) tumor cells in vitro and suppress the growth of HA-1 tumors and metastases in vivo. The antitumor drug Lactaptin developed on the basis of RL2 has been successful in preclinical trials. Lactaptin shows its efficiency in relation to mouse and human cancer cells and tumors...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104812/antibody-secreting-plasma-cells-persist-for-decades-in-human-intestine
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Ole J B Landsverk, Omri Snir, Raquel Bartolomé Casado, Lisa Richter, Jeff E Mold, Pedro Réu, Rune Horneland, Vemund Paulsen, Sheraz Yaqub, Einar Martin Aandahl, Ole M Øyen, Hildur Sif Thorarensen, Mehran Salehpour, Göran Possnert, Jonas Frisén, Ludvig M Sollid, Espen S Baekkevold, Frode L Jahnsen
Plasma cells (PCs) produce antibodies that mediate immunity after infection or vaccination. In contrast to PCs in the bone marrow, PCs in the gut have been considered short lived. In this study, we studied PC dynamics in the human small intestine by cell-turnover analysis in organ transplants and by retrospective cell birth dating measuring carbon-14 in genomic DNA. We identified three distinct PC subsets: a CD19(+) PC subset was dynamically exchanged, whereas of two CD19(-) PC subsets, CD45(+) PCs exhibited little and CD45(-) PCs no replacement and had a median age of 11 and 22 yr, respectively...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104648/identification-of-merkel-cell-polyomavirus-from-a-patient-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#18
Y Song, P Gyarmati
Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) is an oncogenic virus associated with Merkel cell carcinoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer with a high (>30%) mortality rate. The virus has a high incidence in patients with immunosuppressed conditions, such as AIDS or leukemia, or following organ transplantation. Here, we report the complete genomic sequence of MCPyV identified from a blood sample from a patient with acute myeloid leukemia.
January 19, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104513/a-multi-center-study-of-bacterial-blood-stream-infections-in-pediatric-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-recipients-the-role-of-acute-gastrointestinal-graft-versus-host-disease
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Prakash Satwani, Jason L Freedman, Sonali Chaudhury, Zhezhen Jin, Anya Levinson, Marc D Foca, Jennifer Krajewski, Indira Sahdev, Mala Kiran Talekar, Aliza Gardenswartz, Justin Silverman, Meghan Hayes, Christopher C Dvorak
Blood stream infections (BSI) caused by enteric organisms are associated with a particularly high mortality rate in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (AlloHCT) recipients. We conducted a retrospective multicenter study aiming to analyze the risk factors associated with antibiotic resistance and impact of BSI on transplant related mortality (TRM) in children following alloHCT. During the study period from 2004 to 2014, 395 children (mean age 9.4 years) with at least one BSI were included. The incidences of resistant gram-negative rods (GNR) were 20...
January 16, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104156/long-term-outcomes-in-kidney-transplantation-from-expanded-criteria-donors-after-circulatory-death
#20
Y Tomita, T Tojimbara, K Iwadoh, I Nakajima, S Fuchinoue
The number of recipients waiting for a transplant is increasing. In Japan, there is more frequent use of organs from expanded-criteria donors (ECDs) after circulatory death. We retrospectively analyzed long-term outcomes of kidney transplantation (KT) from expanded-criteria donation after circulatory death (DCD). From 1995 to 2013, 97 cases of KT from DCD donors were performed in our department. Death-censored graft survival rates of ECD kidneys (n = 50) versus standard-criteria deceased-donor (SCD) kidneys (n = 47) for 1, 5, and 10 years after transplantation were 84...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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