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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785863/hyperbaric-oxygen-inhibits-production-of-cd3-t-cells-in-the-thymus-and-facilitates-malignant-glioma-cell-growth
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Yong-Gang Wang, Jiang Long, Dong-Chuan Shao, Hai Song
Objective Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) is an emerging complementary alternative medical approach in glioma treatment. However, its mode of action is unknown, so this was investigated in the present study. Methods We constructed an intracranial glioma model of congenic C57BL/6J mice. Glioma growth under HBO stimulation was assessed by bioluminescent imaging and magnetic resonance imaging. Flow cytometry assessed direct effects of HBO on reactive oxygen species (ROS) signaling of transplanted glioma cells and organs, and quantified mature T cells and subgroups in tumors, the brain, and blood...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785805/fairness-severe-intellectual-disability-and-the-special-case-of-transplantation
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REVIEW
Aaron Wightman, Aviva Goldberg, Douglas Diekema
Children with severe intellectual disability have historically been excluded from solid organ transplantation. The purpose of this article was to review the arguments for excluding this population, including claims of poorer recipient and graft survival, a lower QoL as pediatric recipients become adults, and poorer outcomes for other, more deserving pediatric transplant candidates, and make the case that these arguments are no longer persuasive. We will argue that pediatric transplant centers for reasons of social justice, value of relationships, power differential, and fairness should generally not consider intellectual ability or disability as a criterion when making decisions regarding organ transplant eligibility...
May 21, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785130/human-herpesvirus-6-pneumonitis-in-a-patient-with-follicular-lymphoma-following-immunochemotherapy-with-rituximab
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Saeko Kuwahara-Ota, Yoshiaki Chinen, Yoshimi Mizuno, Tomoko Takimoto-Shimomura, Yayoi Matsumura-Kimoto, Kazuna Tanba, Taku Tsukamoto, Shinsuke Mizutani, Yuji Shimura, Tsutomu Kobayashi, Shigeo Horiike, Junya Kuroda
Primary infection with human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) commonly occurs at an early age in children, most often at 3 years of age, and is associated with childhood diseases, such as exanthema subitum, hepatitis, febrile convulsions, or encephalitis. However, the virus occasionally reactivates from its latent state in immunosuppressed adults, especially post-transplant, resulting in serious disseminated, sometimes life-threatening end-organ complications. Herein, we report a case of a 68-year-old man with relapsed follicular lymphoma who developed HHV-6 pneumonitis...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785006/the-era-of-immunogenomics-immunopharmacogenomics
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REVIEW
Makda Zewde, Kazuma Kiyotani, Jae-Hyun Park, Hua Fang, Kai Lee Yap, Poh Yin Yew, Houda Alachkar, Taigo Kato, Tu H Mai, Yuji Ikeda, Tatsuo Matsuda, Xiao Liu, Lili Ren, Boya Deng, Makiko Harada, Yusuke Nakamura
Although germline alterations and somatic mutations in disease cells have been extensively analyzed, molecular changes in immune cells associated with disease conditions have not been characterized in depth. It is clear that our immune system has a critical role in various biological and pathological conditions, such as infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, drug-induced skin and liver toxicity, food allergy, and rejection of transplanted organs. The recent development of cancer immunotherapies, particularly drugs modulating the immune checkpoint molecules, has clearly demonstrated the importance of host immune cells in cancer treatments...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784902/physician-practice-patterns-and-barriers-to-counselling-on-physical-activity-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients
#5
Amy Pang, Sarangan Lingham, Weina Zhao, Stephanie Leduc, Agnès Räkel, Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze, Sunita Mathur, Tania Janaudis-Ferreira
BACKGROUND Many solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients fail to meet the recommended physical activity (PA) levels. "Physician recommendation" has previously been reported by SOT recipients as a key facilitator to being more physically active. The purpose of this study was to determine the proportion of Canadian SOT physicians providing PA counselling and identify barriers to including such counselling as part of the SOT recipients' routine care. MATERIAL AND METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional web-based survey study to evaluate physicians' PA counselling practices, including the prevalence and barriers to such practice...
May 22, 2018: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783767/direct-detection-of-t-and-b-memory-lymphocytes-by-immunospot%C3%A2-assays-reveals-hcmv-exposure-that-serum-antibodies-fail-to-identify
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Fredrik Terlutter, Richard Caspell, Tobias M Nowacki, Alexander Lehmann, Ruliang Li, Ting Zhang, Anna Przybyla, Stefanie Kuerten, Paul V Lehmann
It is essential to identify donors who have not been infected with human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) in order to avoid transmission of HCMV to recipients of blood transfusions or organ transplants. In the present study, we tested the reliability of seronegativity as an indicator for the lack of HCMV exposure in healthy human blood donors. Eighty-two HCMV seronegative individuals were identified, and their peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were tested in ImmunoSpot® assays for the presence of HCMV-specific T- and B-memory lymphocytes...
May 19, 2018: Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782472/organ-transplantation-in-argentina
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Gabriel E Gondolesi, Liliana Bisigniano, Alejandro Bertolotti, Pablo Barros Schelotto, Pablo Raffaele
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782354/criteria-to-identify-a-potential-deceased-organ-donor-a-systematic-review
#8
Janet E Squires, Mary Coughlin, Kristin Dorrance, Stefanie Linklater, Michaël Chassé, Jeremy M Grimshaw, Sam D Shemie, Sonny Dhanani, Gregory A Knoll
OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the global published literature defining a potential deceased organ donor and identifying clinical triggers for deceased organ donation identification and referral. DATA SOURCES: Medline and Embase databases from January 2006 to September 2017. STUDY SELECTION: All published studies containing a definition of a potential deceased organ donor and/or clinical triggers for referring a potential deceased organ donor were eligible for inclusion...
May 18, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781950/report-of-the-key-opinion-leaders-meeting-on-stem-cell-derived-beta-cells
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Jon Odorico, James Markmann, Douglas Melton, Julia Greenstein, Albert Hwa, Cristina Nostro, Alireza Rezania, Jose Oberholzer, Daniel Pipeleers, Luhan Yang, Chad Cowan, Danwei Huangfu, Dieter Egli, Uri Ben-David, Ludovic Vallier, Shane T Grey, Qizhi Tang, Bart Roep, Camilo Ricordi, Ali Naji, Giuseppe Orlando, Daniel G Anderson, Mark Poznansky, Barbara Ludwig, Alice Tomei, Dale L Greiner, Melanie Graham, Melissa Carpenter, Giovanni Migliaccio, Kevin D'Amour, Bernhard Hering, Lorenzo Piemonti, Thierry Berney, Mike Rickels, Thomas Kay, Ann Adams
Beta cell replacement has the potential to restore euglycemia in patients with insulin dependent diabetes. While great progress has been made in establishing allogeneic islet transplantation from deceased donors as the standard of care for those with the most labile diabetes, it is also clear that the deceased donor organ supply cannot possibly treat all those who could benefit from restoration of a normal beta cell mass, especially if immunosuppression were not required. Against this background, the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA) in collaboration with the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI), the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and the Helmsley Foundation held a 2-day Key Opinion Leaders Meeting in Boston in 2016 to bring together experts in generating and transplanting beta cells derived from stem cells...
April 30, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781949/optn-vascularized-composite-allograft-vca-waiting-list-current-status-and-trends-in-the-united-states
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Jennifer L Wainright, Christopher L Wholley, Wida S Cherikh, Jennifer M Musick, David K Klassen
BACKGROUND: Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) transplantation is a developing area in the field of transplantation. METHODS: This study used Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) VCA waiting list and transplant data from July 3, 2014 through February 28, 2018 to characterize the OPTN VCA waiting list in terms of composition, removal patterns, waiting time, resulting transplants, and trends over time. RESULTS: Between implementation of the OPTN VCA waiting list on July 3, 2014 and February 28, 2018, 54 candidates - 53...
April 30, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781880/willingness-to-donate-organs-among-people-living-with-hiv
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Anh Q Nguyen, Saad K Anjum, Samantha E Halpern, Komal Kumar, Sarah E Van Pilsum Rasmussen, Brianna Doby, Ashton A Shaffer, Allan B Massie, Aaron A R Tobian, Dorry L Segev, Jeremy Sugarman, Christine M Durand
BACKGROUND: With passage of the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, people living with HIV (PLWH) can donate organs to PLWH awaiting transplant. Understanding knowledge and attitudes regarding organ donation among PLWH in the US is critical to implementing the HOPE Act. METHODS: PLWH were surveyed regarding their knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about organ donation and transplantation at an urban academic HIV clinic in Baltimore, MD between 08/2016-10/2016. Responses were compared using Fisher's exact and chi-squared tests...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781813/the-notch1-cd44-axis-drives-pathogenesis-in-a-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-model
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Marina García-Peydró, Patricia Fuentes, Marta Mosquera, María J García-León, Juan Alcain, Antonio Rodríguez, Purificación García de Miguel, Pablo Menéndez, Kees Weijer, Hergen Spits, David T Scadden, Carlos Cuesta-Mateos, Cecilia Muñoz-Calleja, Francisco Sánchez-Madrid, María L Toribio
NOTCH1 is a prevalent signaling pathway in T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL), but crucial NOTCH1 downstream signals and target genes contributing to T-ALL pathogenesis cannot be retrospectively analyzed in patients and thus remain ill defined. This information is clinically relevant, as initiating lesions that lead to cell transformation and leukemia-initiating cell (LIC) activity are promising therapeutic targets against the major hurdle of T-ALL relapse. Here, we describe the generation in vivo of a human T cell leukemia that recapitulates T-ALL in patients, which arises de novo in immunodeficient mice reconstituted with human hematopoietic progenitors ectopically expressing active NOTCH1...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781812/pim-2-protein-kinase-negatively-regulates-t-cell-responses-in-transplantation-and-tumor-immunity
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Anusara Daenthanasanmak, Yongxia Wu, Supinya Iamsawat, Hung D Nguyen, David Bastian, MengMeng Zhang, M Hanief Sofi, Shilpak Chatterjee, Elizabeth G Hill, Shikhar Mehrotra, Andrew S Kraft, Xue-Zhong Yu
PIM kinase family members play a crucial role in promoting cell survival and proliferation via phosphorylation of their target substrates. In this study, we investigated the role of the PIM kinases with respect to T cell responses in transplantation and tumor immunity. We found that the PIM-2 isoform negatively regulated T cell responses to alloantigen, in contrast to the PIM-1 and PIM-3 isoforms, which acted as positive regulators. T cells deficient in PIM-2 demonstrated increased T cell differentiation toward Th1 subset, proliferation, and migration to target organs after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation, resulting in dramatically accelerated graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) severity...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780582/the-convergent-epidemiology-of-tuberculosis-and-human-cytomegalovirus-infection
#14
Frank Cobelens, Nico Nagelkerke, Helen Fletcher
Although several factors are known to increase the risk of tuberculosis, the occurrence of tuberculosis disease in an infected individual is difficult to predict. We hypothesize that active human cytomegalovirus infection due to recent infection, reinfection or reactivation plays an epidemiologically relevant role in the aetiology of tuberculosis by precipitating the progression from latent tuberculosis infection to disease. The most compelling support for this hypothesis comes from the striking similarity in age-sex distribution between the two infections, important because the age-sex pattern of tuberculosis disease progression has not been convincingly explained...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780418/biological-and-clinical-effects-of-calciprotein-particles-on-chronic-kidney-disease-mineral-and-bone-disorder
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REVIEW
Kenichi Akiyama, Takaaki Kimura, Kazuhiro Shiizaki
Calciprotein particles (CPPs) are a new biological marker of chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD). CPPs consist of phosphate, calcium, and some proteins, with phosphate being the major contributor to the level and biological activity of CPPs. Recent studies have shown the physiological and pathological significance of CPPs, including contributions to bone and mineral metabolism, and to tissue and organ impairments such as cardiovascular damage and inflammatory responses. These actions are well known as important aspects of CKD-MBD...
2018: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779986/photodynamic-therapy-corrects-abnormal-cancer-associated-gene-expression-observed-in-actinic-keratosis-lesions-and-induces-a-remodeling-effect-in-photodamaged-skin
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Florence Joly, Sophie Deret, Bastien Gamboa, Corinne Menigot, Paul Fogel, Carine Mounier, Pascale Reiniche, Farzaneh Sidou, Jérome Aubert, John Lear, Anthony A Fryer, Francesca Zolezzi, Johannes J Voegel
BACKGROUND: Actinic keratoses (AK) are proliferations of neoplastic keratinocytes in the epidermis resulting from cumulative exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR), which are liable to transform into squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Organ Transplant Recipients (OTR) have an increased risk of developing SCC as a consequence of long-term immunosuppressive therapy. The aim of this study was to determine the molecular signature of AKs from OTR prior to treatment with methyl aminolevulinate-photodynamic therapy (MAL-PDT), and to assess what impact the treatment has on promoting remodeling of the photo-damaged skin...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779634/low-pretransplant-iga-level-is-associated-with-early-post-lung-transplant-seromucous-infection
#17
Sudish C Murthy, Robin K Avery, Marie Budev, Sandeep Gupta, Gösta B Pettersson, Edward R Nowicki, Atul Mehta, Jeffrey T Chapman, Jeevanantham Rajeswaran, Eugene H Blackstone
OBJECTIVES: Infection is an important cause of morbidity and mortality after lung transplantation. Immunoglobulins are part of both seromucous (IgA) and serum (IgG) infection defense mechanisms. We therefore hypothesized that lower pretransplant IgA levels would be associated with more early post-lung transplant seromucous infections and greater mortality independent of IgG. METHODS: From January 2000 to July 2010, 538 patients undergoing primary lung transplantation had pretransplant IgA (n = 429) and IgG (n = 488) measured as a clinical routine...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779314/-impact-of-psoas-muscle-index-on-early-postoperative-mortality-and-complications-after-liver-transplantation
#18
J C Hou, H Zheng, Z Qiang, Y M Zhang, W T Jiang, W Gao, J Z Cai, J J Zhang, Z Y Shen
Objective: To investigate the relationship between psoas muscle index (PMI) and early postoperative survival rate and the incidence of complications after liver transplantation in adults. Methods: The clinical data of 225 patients (male, n =184; female, n =41) underwent liver transplantation at the Organ Transplantation Department of First Central Clinic Institute of Tianjin Medical University from January 2014 to December 2016 were analyzed, retrospectively.Original disease: hepatitis B liver cirrhosis(44 cases), hepatitis C cirrhosis(10 cases), autoimmune liver cirrhosis(29 cases), other benign liver diseases(24 cases), liver cirrhosis with liver cancer(116 cases), hilar cholangiocarcinoma(1 case) and hepatic vascular sarcoma(1 case)...
May 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779255/outcome-following-right-extended-split-liver-transplantation-in-the-recent-transplant-era-single-centre-analysis-of-a-german-transplant-centre
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Uta Herden, Lutz Fischer, Martina Koch, Jun Li, Eike-Gert Achilles, Björn Nashan
INTRODUCTION: When a sufficiently high-quality liver is available, classic liver graft splitting is performed. In such cases, a small child receives the left-lateral split graft, with subsequent transplantation of the right-extended graft in an adult. METHODS: We analysed 64 patients who received right-extended liver grafts from 2007-2015, and compared outcomes between cases of external versus in-house graft splitting. RESULTS: We found excellent donor data and comparable recipient characteristics...
May 20, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779190/therapeutic-strategies-for-modulating-the-extracellular-matrix-to-improve-pancreatic-islet-function-and-survival-after-transplantation
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REVIEW
Alexandra M Smink, Paul de Vos
PURPOSES OF REVIEW: Extracellular matrix (ECM) components modulate the interaction between pancreatic islet cells. During the islet isolation prior to transplantation as treatment for type 1 diabetes, the ECM is disrupted impacting functional graft survival. Recently, strategies for restoring ECM have shown to improve transplantation outcomes. This review discusses the current therapeutic strategies to modulate ECM components to improve islet engraftment. RECENT FINDINGS: Approaches applied are seeding islets in ECM of decellularized organs, supplementation of specific ECM components in polymeric scaffolds or immunoisolating capsules, and stimulating islet ECM production with specific growth factors or ECM-producing cells...
May 19, 2018: Current Diabetes Reports
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