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O T A Lyons, M Baguneid, T D Barwick, R E Bell, N Foster, S Homer-Vanniasinkam, S Hopkins, A Hussain, K Katsanos, B Modarai, J A T Sandoe, S Thomas, N M Price
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The management of aortic graft infection (AGI) is highly complex and in the absence of a universally accepted case definition and evidence-based guidelines, clinical approaches and outcomes vary widely. The objective was to define precise criteria for diagnosing AGI. METHODS: A process of expert review and consensus, involving formal collaboration between vascular surgeons, infection specialists, and radiologists from several English National Health Service hospital Trusts with large vascular services (Management of Aortic Graft Infection Collaboration [MAGIC]), produced the definition...
October 19, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Valerian Ciprian Lucan, Luisa Berardinelli
Modern immunosuppressive therapy has produced a real revolution in renal and organ transplantation but it comes with the price of multiple side effects. There are many gastrointestinal (GI) complications that are the consequence of transplant immunosuppressant medication. In fact, for any immunosuppressant therapy, certain standardized precepts and attitudes that aim to reduce the incidence and the impact of the medication side effects must be applied. Many patients undergo renal transplantation and the physicians have to be aware of the advantages and the risks associated...
September 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
Jing Yang, Yanping Wu, Yan Shen, Changren Zhou, Yi-Fang Li, Rong-Rong He, Mingxian Liu
Halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) are natural aluminosilicates with unique hollow lumen structure, also having high specific area, good biocompatibility, nontoxicity, and low price. Here, we designed a chitosan oligosaccharide-grafted HNTs (HNTs-g-COS) as a doxorubicin (DOX) carrier for treating breast cancer both in vitro and in vivo. The structure of HNTs-g-COS was first characterized by various methods. HNTs-g-COS showed positively charged surface and improved hemocompatibility. DOX-loaded HNTs-g-COS (DOX@HNTs-g-COS) released in cell lysate in a controlled manner...
October 12, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Adam P Johnson, Thea P Price, Benjamin Lieby, Cataldo Doria
BACKGROUND Dual kidney transplantation (DKT) of expanded-criteria donors is a cost-intensive procedure that aims to increase the pool of available deceased organ donors and has demonstrated equivalent outcomes to expanded-criteria single kidney transplantation (eSKT). The objective of this study was to develop an allocation score based on predicted graft survival from historical dual and single kidney donors. MATERIAL AND METHODS We analyzed United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) data for 1547 DKT and 26 381 eSKT performed between January 1994 and September 2013...
2016: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
J Trent Magruder, Allen Young, Joshua C Grimm, John V Conte, Ashish S Shah, Kaushik Mandal, Christopher M Sciortino, Kenton J Zehr, Duke E Cameron, Joel Price
BACKGROUND: Despite evidence that bilateral internal thoracic arteries (ITAs) improve long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), uptake of this technique remains low. We directly compared bilateral ITA graft configurations and examined long-term outcomes. METHODS: We reviewed 762 patients who underwent CABG using bilateral ITA grafts at our institution between 1997 and 2014. The outcomes were mortality and a composite revascularization end point defined as need for percutaneous coronary intervention or repeat CABG...
July 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Ourania Preventza, Andrea Garcia, Sarang A Kashyap, Shahab Akvan, Denton A Cooley, Kiki Simpson, Athina Rammou, Matt D Price, Shuab Omer, Faisal G Bakaeen, Lorraine D Cornwell, Joseph S Coselli
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether, in patients with previous cardiac operations, moderate hypothermia (between 24 and 28°C) for hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA) during antegrade cerebral perfusion (ACP) is safe for use during surgery on the proximal aorta and transverse aortic arch. METHODS: Over a 7-year period, 118 patients underwent ascending aortic and hemiarch repair (n = 70; 59.3%), total arch replacement (n = 47; 39.8%) or ascending aortic replacement to treat porcelain aorta (n = 1; 0...
May 17, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Brian D Stadinski, Reinhard Obst, Eric S Huseby
The ability of a single T cell antigen receptor (TCR) to cross-react with multiple antigens allows the finite number of T cells within an organism to respond to the compendium of pathogen challenges faced during a lifetime. Effective immune surveillance, however, comes at a price. TCR cross-reactivity can allow molecular mimics to spuriously activate autoimmune T cells; it also underlies T cell rejection of organ transplants and drives graft-versus-host disease. In this issue of the JCI, Cole and colleagues provide insight into how an insulin-reactive T cell cross-reacts with pathogen-derived antigens by focusing on a limited portion of the peptides to provide a hotspot for binding...
June 1, 2016: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Marianne O Price, Peter Calhoun, Craig Kollman, Francis W Price, Jonathan H Lass
PURPOSE: To assess endothelial cell density (ECD) and model 10-year cell loss after Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK), and to compare with results after penetrating keratoplasty (PK) performed for the same indications in the Cornea Donor Study (CDS). DESIGN: Retrospective, longitudinal study. PARTICIPANTS: Five hundred ninety DSEK recipients, 21 to 96 years of age, treated for Fuchs' dystrophy (n = 498; 84%), pseudophakic or aphakic corneal edema (n = 89; 15%), or other endothelial dysfunction (n = 3; <1%)...
July 2016: Ophthalmology
A Paul Monk, Loretta J Davies, Sally Hopewell, Kristina Harris, David J Beard, Andrew J Price
BACKGROUND: Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common injury, mainly affecting young, physically active individuals. The injury is characterised by joint instability, leading to decreased activity, which can lead to poor knee-related quality of life. It is also associated with increased risk of secondary osteoarthritis of the knee. It is unclear whether stabilising the knee surgically via ACL reconstruction produces a better overall outcome than non-surgical (conservative) treatment...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Xing Zhu, Bin He, Changwen Zhao, Rong Fan, Lihua Zhang, Guan Wang, Yuhong Ma, Wantai Yang
The main limitation preventing the use of enzymatic cellulosic ethanol in industrial production is its higher cost which is mainly due to the elevated price of β-glucosidase (BG). Herein, we report on a simple strategy for the in-situ encapsulation of BG for repeated cellulosic ethanol production. In this strategy, BG was net-immobilized into a poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) net-cloth layer on a PP nonwoven fabric by way of the visible light-induced surface controlled/living graft cross-linking polymerization...
2016: Scientific Reports
Bria D Giacomino, Peter Cram, Mary Vaughan-Sarrazin, Yunshu Zhou, Saket Girotra
Although prices for medical services are known to vary markedly between hospitals, it remains unknown whether variation in hospital prices is explained by differences in hospital quality or reimbursement from major insurers. We obtained "out-of-pocket" price estimates for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) from a random sample of US hospitals for a hypothetical patient without medical insurance. We compared hospital CABG price to (1) "fair price" estimate from Healthcare Bluebook data using each hospital's zip code and (2) Society of Thoracic Surgeons composite CABG quality score and risk-adjusted mortality rate...
April 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Marianne O Price, Amanda Scanameo, Matthew T Feng, Francis W Price
PURPOSE: To assess the risk of immunologic rejection episodes if topical corticosteroids are discontinued 1 year after Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) compared with continued once-per-day use. DESIGN: Prospective, longitudinal, parallel-group study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 400 eyes of 259 DMEK recipients, aged 23 to 90 years. METHODS: Patients were enrolled 1 year after DMEK and allowed to choose whether to stop or continue once-daily topical corticosteroids to maximize compliance...
June 2016: Ophthalmology
Karina A Top, Anne Pham-Huy, Victoria Price, Lillian Sung, Dat Tran, Wendy Vaudry, Scott A Halperin, Gaston De Serres
There are no Canadian immunization guidelines for children treated for malignancy. Guidelines do exist for patients who underwent hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), but they provide broad timeframes for initiating vaccination; there is no standard schedule. The optimal approach to immunization in these populations is unclear. We sought to describe immunization practices at Canadian Pediatric Hematology/Oncology centers. A 43-item online questionnaire was distributed to the 16 programs in the C(17) research network of pediatric hematology/oncology centers to capture information on timing and criteria for immunization of patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and those who have undergone HSCT...
April 2, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
Ryan S Jackson, Daniel L Price, Kevin Arce, Eric J Moore
IMPORTANCE: Dental implantation has been used for oral rehabilitation to improve cosmesis and function. OBJECTIVE: We aim to evaluate the clinical outcomes and success rates of primary and secondary dental implant placement in vascularized fibula bone grafts used for segmental mandibulectomy defects. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A retrospective review was performed between November 2005 and July 2014 on all patients undergoing both fibula free tissue reconstruction of mandibular defects and endosseous dental implantation at an academic tertiary care referral hospital...
May 1, 2016: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
Terry J Evans, Oliver T Lyons, Aisling Brown, Nicholas Price, Rachel E Bell, Morad Sallam
A 63-year-old Caucasian taxi driver presented with a 3-week history of malaise, night sweats, 7 kg weight loss, generalized arthralgia, and persistent mid-lower abdominal pain. Blood inflammatory markers were raised, and a computed tomography scan demonstrated an irregular degeneration of the infrarenal aorta, with a differential diagnosis including aortic infection. An urgent type IV thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair was performed with a rifampicin-soaked aortic tube graft during an open procedure. No organisms were grown from multiple peripheral blood cultures or culture of the affected aorta...
April 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Jian Wang, Zhi-wen Zhu, Guo-hua Xu, Yue An
Because of the excellent mechanical properties, biocompatibility and reasonable prices, biomedical metallic materials are widely used in the manufacture of vascular stents, heart valve membrane, artificial joints and other body implants. However, the physiological environment in the body is very complex, the long-term embedding of the metal implants may result in corrosion or some nonspecific effects. The properties of medical metal surfaces may decay, which can cause serious injury to human body. By means of the self-assembled monolayer(SAM) technology, the physical and chemical properties of the medical metal surfaces can be modified, and through the SAM medium, some functional materials can be grafted on the metal surfaces, which can largely improve the stability and compatibility of implants in the body, and find wide applications in promoting cell adhesion, improving hemocompatibility, inhibiting bacteria growth, and constructing drug delivery coatings...
September 2015: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
Alexandra Condé-Green, Andrew A Marano, Edward S Lee, Tom Reisler, Leigh Ann Price, Stephen M Milner, Mark S Granick
BACKGROUND: There is an abundance of literature supporting the efficacy of fat grafting in aesthetic and reconstructive cases. There has been a recent emphasis on the regenerative capacity of adipose-derived stem cells and their utility in the improvement of wound healing and scarring provided by their cytokine and growth factor profiles. Despite the wealth of evidence supporting their efficacy, little attention has been paid to their utility in burn treatment. The authors' purpose was to provide an analysis of the literature regarding the use of fat grafting and regenerative cells in the treatment of burn wounds to guide surgeons and scientists on their clinical use...
January 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Sarah McCloskey, Philip Haslam, David A Price, John A Sayer
An 81-year-old gentleman with chronic kidney disease presented with pyrexia and a new systolic cardiac murmur. Investigations revealed infective aortitis of a pre-existing aortic aneurysm graft repair. Peripheral blood cultures were positive for Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and the patient was successfully treated with an extended course of antibiotics. Abdominal imaging also revealed progressive bilateral polycystic kidney disease with associated diverticular disease, which was postulated as the source of the Y...
April 2015: Oxford Medical Case Reports
Ourania Preventza, Andrea Garcia, Denton A Cooley, Ricky J L Haywood-Watson, Kiki Simpson, Faisal G Bakaeen, Lorraine D Cornwell, Shuab Omer, Kim I de la Cruz, Matt D Price, Todd K Rosengart, Scott A LeMaire, Joseph S Coselli
OBJECTIVE: We attempted to identify predictors of adverse outcomes after traditional open and hybrid zone 0 total aortic arch replacement. METHODS: We performed multivariable analysis using 16 variables to identify predictors of adverse outcomes (mortality, permanent neurologic events, and permanent renal failure necessitating hemodialysis) in 319 consecutive patients who underwent total aortic arch replacement in the past 8.5 years and a subgroup analysis in 25 propensity-matched pairs...
December 2015: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Michael D Olson, Eric J Moore, Daniel L Price
PURPOSE: Radial forearm free flaps (RFFFs) and fibular osteocutaneous flaps (FOFs) are mainstays of head and neck reconstruction. Removal of the donor tissue often leaves a soft tissue defect requiring a split thickness skin graft (STSG) for coverage. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the potential to reduce the morbidity of removal of the STSG from a second site. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We report a series of 9 patients who had the STSG taken from the free flap donor skin paddle as an alternative to removal from the standard distant sight...
November 2015: American Journal of Otolaryngology
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