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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158672/lung-transplantation-and-survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-oxygen-dependent-copd-with-regard-to-their-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency-status
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Magnus Ekström, Hanan Tanash
Background: Individuals with severe alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) have an increased risk of developing COPD. However, outcomes during long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) in patients with severe AATD and hypoxemia are unknown. Patients and methods: This was a prospective, population-based, consecutive cohort study of patients on LTOT due to COPD in the period from January 1, 1987, to June 30, 2015, in the Swedish National Registry for Respiratory Failure (Swedevox)...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150966/current-policy-for-allocation-of-donor-livers-in-the-netherlands-advantages-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-patients-on-the-liver-transplantation-waiting-list-a-retrospective-study
#2
Jorn C Goet, Bettina E Hansen, Madelon Tieleman, Bart van Hoek, Aad P van den Berg, Wojciech G Polak, Jeroen Dubbeld, Robert J Porte, Cynthia Konijn, Robert A de Man, Herold J Metselaar, Annemarie C de Vries
Studies from the United States and Nordic countries indicate primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) patients have low mortality on the liver transplantation (LTx) waiting list. However, this may vary among geographical areas. Therefore, we compared waiting list mortality and post-transplant survival between Laboratory Model for End Stage Liver Disease (LM) and MELD Exception (ME) prioritized PSC and non-PSC candidates in a nationwide study in the Netherlands. A retrospective analysis of patients waitlisted from 2006 to 2013 was conducted...
November 18, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149976/clinical-challenges-of-tacrolimus-for-maintenance-immunosuppression-post-lung-transplantation
#3
S Ivulich, M Dooley, C Kirkpatrick, G Snell
Lung transplantation (LTx) is a successful treatment option for end-stage lung disease, and immunosuppressant regimens, utilized to prevent rejection of the transplanted graft, are paramount to maintaining long-term graft survival. Immunosuppression can be classified as induction, maintenance, and antirejection therapy. This article focuses on maintenance immunosuppression that includes a combination of a calcineurin inhibitor (CNI), cell cycle inhibitor, and corticosteroid. CNIs remain the cornerstone of immunosuppression following LTx, and tacrolimus is now the preferred CNI, based on a better adverse effect profile and some limited evidence for enhanced efficacy...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136326/dna-based-testing-in-lung-transplant-recipients-with-suspected-non-viral-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-a-prospective-observational-study
#4
Nora Drick, Benjamin Seeliger, Mark Greer, Benjamin A Bollmann, Stefan Ziesing, Tobias Welte, Jens Gottlieb
BACKGROUND: Non-viral lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) are common among lung transplant (LTx) recipients with increased mortality. Early pathogen identification is crucial to guide therapy and avoid adverse events. Results from cultures may require up to 72 hours. Multiplex polymerase chain reaction assay (PCR) may allow faster pathogen identification, but its utility in LTx recipients with suspected non-viral LRTI remains unclear. METHODS: In a prospective open-label observational trial, LTx recipients presenting with suspected LRTI received bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)...
November 14, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135627/quantitative-computed-tomography-metrics-from-the-transplanted-lung-can-predict-forced-expiratory-volume-in-the-first-second-after-lung-transplantation
#5
Eduardo J Mortani Barbosa, Haochang Shou, Scott Simpsom, James Gee, Nicholas Tustison, James C Lee
PURPOSE: Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after lung transplantation (LTx) manifests as a sustained decline in forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1). Quantitative computed tomography (QCT) metrics may predict FEV1 better than semiquantitative scores (SQSs), and the transplanted lung may provide better information than the native lung in unilateral LTx. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Paired inspiratory-expiratory CT scans and pulmonary function testing of 178 LTx patients were analyzed retrospectively...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133776/tacrolimus-levels-are-not-associated-with-risk-of-malignancy-in-lung-transplant-recipients
#6
Benjamin Daniel Fox, Fadi Ashquar, Yael Raviv, Dror Rozengarten, Osnat Straichman, Shimon Izhakian, Mordechai Reuven Kramer
BACKGROUND Lung transplant (LTx) recipients suffer from high rates of malignancy. Exposure to immunosuppressive medication such as tacrolimus has been proposed as a risk factor for tumorigenesis. We hypothesized that chronically high levels of tacrolimus would be associated with risk of malignancy. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was performed in a transplant center in Israel, with a nested case-control design. Cases were LTx recipients who were diagnosed with any solid or hematological malignancy except non-melanoma skin cancer...
November 14, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132698/risk-factor-analysis-for-intraoperative-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-weaning-failure-after-lung-transplantation
#7
Kyoung Shik Narm, Seokkee Lee, Jee Won Suh, Anes Kim, Jin Gu Lee, Moo Suk Park, Song Yee Kim, Joo Han Song, Su Jin Jeong, Hyo Chae Paik
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been widely used for hemodynamic support during lung transplantation (LTx). We evaluated the risk factors associated with failure of weaning from ECMO in the operating room during LTx. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 74 consecutive patients who had undergone LTx from March 2013 to February 2016. Patients who underwent single LTx, multiorgan transplantation, and LTx for pulmonary hypertension were excluded...
November 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128014/overview-of-lung-transplantation-heart-lung-transplantation-liver-lung-transplantation-and-combined-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-and-lung-transplantation
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REVIEW
Shruti Gadre, Jason Turowski, Marie Budev
Lung transplantation (LTx) has evolved to represent the therapy of choice for many patients with end-stage lung diseases. Appropriate candidate selection for LTx is an important determinant of a positive outcome from transplantation. Posttransplantation survival has steadily improved, but long-term survival continues to be a challenge with a median survival of 5.8 years. Similarly, combined heart-lung transplantation and simultaneous liver-lung transplantation has been performed successfully in select patients who are not expected to survive either organ transplant alone...
December 2017: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125604/the-oncolytic-compound-ltx-401-targets-the-golgi-apparatus
#9
Heng Zhou, Allan Sauvat, Lígia C Gomes-da-Silva, Sylvère Durand, Sabrina Forveille, Kristina Iribarren, Takahiro Yamazaki, Sylvie Souquere, Lucillia Bezu, Kevin Müller, Marion Leduc, Peng Liu, Liwei Zhao, Aurélien Marabelle, Laurence Zitvogel, Øystein Rekdal, Oliver Kepp, Guido Kroemer
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/cdd.2016.86.
November 10, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117508/oral-pathogenesis-of-aggregatibacter-actinomycetemcomitans
#10
REVIEW
Pourya Gholizadeh, Ali Pormohammad, Hosein Eslami, Behrooz Shokouhi, Vahid Fakhrzadeh, Hossein Samadi Kafil
Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (A. actinomycetemcomitans) is a Gram-negative, facultative anaerobic bacillus that causes periodontal diseases such as localized aggressive periodontitis (LAP) and. consequently. bone resorption. The potential virulence factors of this organism are powerful leukotoxin, lipopolysaccharide (LPS), cell surface-associated materials, enzymes, and less well-defined virulence factors that will modulate the activity of the host defenses. This organism can induce bone resorption by various virulence factors in periodontal disease...
November 5, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110351/posaconazole-liquid-vs-tablet-formulation-in-lung-transplant-recipients
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D Telzer, A Weber, F Ihle, S Matthes, F Ceelen, G Zimmermann, N Kneidinger, R Schramm, H Winter, M Zoller, M Vogeser, J Behr, C Neurohr
BACKGROUND: Posaconazole is an extended-spectrum triazole antifungal used in the treatment and prophylaxis of Aspergillus infections. It is available as oral suspension (POS-Liq) and delayed-release tablets (POS-Tab). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this longitudinal, retrospective study was to compare the clinical effectiveness, toxicity, and pharmacokinetics of POS-Liq vs. POS-Tab in lung transplant recipients (LTx-recipients), who were treated with both formulations subsequently...
November 6, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100649/lung-retransplantation-for-chronic-rejection-a-single-center-experience
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Sreeja Biswas Roy, Roshan Panchanathan, Rajat Walia, Katherine E Varsch, Paul Kang, Jasmine Huang, A Samad Hashimi, Thalachallour Mohanakumar, Ross M Bremner, Michael A Smith
BACKGROUND: Chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) is nonreversible and remains the biggest obstacle to long-term survival after lung transplantation (LTx). Retransplantation is the sole definitive therapeutic option for CLAD. We analyzed our single-center experience with retransplantation as a treatment option for CLAD. METHODS: From March 1, 2010, to May 31, 2016, 419 consecutive patients underwent LTx at our institution; 29 of these procedures were retransplantations for CLAD...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096343/non-anastomotic-strictures-after-transplanting-a-liver-graft-with-an-accidentally-ligated-and-unflushed-common-bile-duct-a-case-report
#13
Nicolas Meurisse, Jacques Pirenne, Diethard Monbaliu
INTRODUCTION: Non-anastomotic biliary strictures (NAS) represent a major cause of morbidity, graft loss, and mortality after liver transplantation (LTx). NAS can result from an ischemic/immune-mediated injury, or from the cytotoxic effect that bile salts have on the biliary mucosa under hypothermic conditions. For this reason it is crucial to flush the bile duct at the time of procurement. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of an imported liver with an accidentally ligated and subsequently completely unflushed common bile duct...
October 26, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079356/parkin-overexpression-in-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-from-wharton-s-jelly-suppresses-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-apoptosis-potential-therapeutic-strategy-in-parkinson-s-disease
#14
A R Bonilla-Porras, A Arevalo-Arbelaez, J F Alzate-Restrepo, C Velez-Pardo, M Jimenez-Del-Rio
BACKGROUND AIMS: Stem cell transplantation is an excellent option for regenerative or replacement therapy. However, deleterious microenvironmental and endogenous factors (e.g., oxidative stress) compromise ongoing graft survival and longevity. Therefore, (transient or stable) genetically modified cells may be reasonably thought to resist oxidative stress-induced damage. Genetic engineering of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) obtained from Wharton's jelly tissue may offer some therapeutic potential...
October 24, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067747/effects-of-carbon-monoxide-on-early-dysfunction-and-microangiopathy-following-galt-ko-porcine-pulmonary-xenotransplantation-in-cynomolgus-monkeys
#15
Hisashi Sahara, Mitsuhiro Sekijima, Yuichi Ariyoshi, Akihiro Kawai, Kohei Miura, Shiori Waki, Louras Nathan, Yusuke Tomita, Takehiro Iwanaga, Kazuaki Nakano, Hitomi Matsunari, Hiroshi Date, Hiroshi Nagashima, Akira Shimizu, Kazuhiko Yamada
BACKGROUND: Despite progress in the current genetic manipulation of donor pigs, most non-human primates were lost within a day of receiving porcine lung transplants. We previously reported that carbon monoxide (CO) treatment improved pulmonary function in an allogeneic lung transplant (LTx) model using miniature swine. In this study, we evaluated whether the perioperative treatment with low-dose inhalation of CO has beneficial effects on porcine lung xenografts in cynomolgus monkeys (cynos)...
October 25, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055604/treatment-of-primary-graft-dysfunction-after-lung-transplantation-with-orally-inhaled-ap301-a-prospective-randomized-pilot-study
#16
Clemens Aigner, Alexis Slama, Maximilian Barta, Andreas Mitterbauer, Gyoergy Lang, Shahrokh Taghavi, Jose Matilla, Roman Ullrich, Katharina Krenn, Peter Jaksch, Klaus Markstaller, Walter Klepetko
BACKGROUND: Primary graft dysfunction (PGD) after lung transplantation (LTx) carries significant morbidity and mortality in the early post-operative period and is associated with the development of chronic lung allograft dysfunction. AP301, an activator of epithelial sodium channel-mediated Na(+) uptake represents a new concept for prevention and treatment of pulmonary edema and has shown promising results in the pre-clinical setting. This pilot study investigated the clinical effect of inhaled AP301 on patients with development of PGD > 1 according to International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation criteria after primary LTx in a high-volume center and was conducted as a randomized, placebo-controlled, single-center pilot-study including 20 patients...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054441/diagnostic-value-of-alpha-1-fetoprotein-afp-as-a-biomarker-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-recurrence-after-liver-transplantation
#17
Aventinus Nörthen, Thomas Asendorf, Philip D Walson, Michael Oellerich
BACKGROUND: Alpha-1-fetoprotein (AFP) is used to monitor progression, evaluate response to therapy and predict recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in liver transplantation (LTx) patients. To date, the diagnostic value of serum AFP determinations for detecting tumor recurrence in HCC patients after LTx is unclear. OBJECTIVE: A retrospective, single-center, cross-sectional, non-interventional study was performed with the objective of determining post-transplant cut-off AFP values for detecting HCC recurrence post LTx...
October 17, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042765/risk-of-cancer-after-lung-transplantation-for-copd
#18
Magnus Ekström, Gerdt C Riise, Hanan A Tanash
BACKGROUND: The risk of cancer is increased and affects survival after lung transplantation (LTx), but has not been well characterized in COPD. We aimed to evaluate the incidence and prognosis of cancer following LTx for COPD. METHODS: A prospective, population-based study of patients undergoing LTx for end-stage COPD at the two transplantation centers in Sweden between 1990-2013, with follow-up for incident cancer and death, using national registers. The excess risk of cancer was calculated as standardized incidence ratios compared with the general population matched for age, sex, and calendar year...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042172/effect-of-upper-limb-rehabilitation-compared-to-no-upper-limb-rehabilitation-in-lung-transplant-recipients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
L M Fuller, D El-Ansary, B M Button, M Corbett, G Snell, S Marasco, A E Holland
OBJECTIVE: to investigate effects of a supervised UL exercise program (SULP) versus no supervised UL exercise program (NULP) after lung transplantation (LTX). DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial SETTING: Physiotherapy gym PARTICIPANTS: Post LTX>18years, N=80 INTERVENTION: All participants underwent lower limb strength thrice weekly and endurance training. Participants randomised to supervised upper limb program (SULP) completed progressive UL strength training program using hand weights & adjustable pulley equipment...
October 14, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035589/the-activity-of-nintedanib-in-an-animal-model-of-allogenic-left-lung-transplantation-resembling-aspects-of-allograft-rejection
#20
Marietta von Suesskind-Schwendi, Elke Boxhammer, Stephan W Hirt, Stephan Schreml, Christof Schmid, Lutz Wollin, Karla Lehle
AIM OF THE STUDY: The prevention and treatment of chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) after lung transplantation (LTx) remain unsatisfactory. Growth factors may play an important role in the development of CLAD. This study evaluated the effects of nintedanib, a receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, in the treatment of CLAD after experimental LTx. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A rat model of left lung allo-transplantation (Fisher 344 to Wistar Kyoto) was used to evaluate the effect of nintedanib (50 mg/kg per day) on the development of CLAD...
October 16, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
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