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Pretransplant in childrens

Sabrina P Law, Assaf P Oron, Mariska S Kemna, Erin L Albers, D Michael McMullan, Jonathan M Chen, Yuk M Law
OBJECTIVES: Ventricular assist devices have gained popularity in the management of refractory heart failure in children listed for heart transplantation. Our primary aim was to compare the composite endpoint of all-cause pretransplant mortality and loss of transplant eligibility in children who were treated with a ventricular assist device versus a medically managed cohort. DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort analysis. SETTINGS: Data were obtained from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients...
February 12, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Kristina Teär Fahnehjelm, Alba Lucia Törnquist, Monica Olsson, Jacek Winiarski, Ulla Ek
The aim of the study was to study visual acuity, visual perceptual, and VMI skills in patients after HSCT in childhood. Tests of visual perceptual skills, VMI, and visual acuity were performed in 102 children/adolescents (age range 4.3-20.9 years). Mean time from HSCT to testing was 6.0 years (0.9-17.5 years). Visual acuity was median 1.0 decimal (range 0.16-1.6). Visual perceptual skills (memory, form constancy, visual sequential memory) and VMI were low compared to age-equivalent normative data with, respectively, 36%, 45%, 60%, and 46% of all patients performing below the 25 percentile...
February 8, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
Erin L Albers, Miranda C Bradford, Joshua M Friedland-Little, Borah J Hong, Mariska S Kemna, Jonathan M Chen, Yuk M Law
PH is a risk factor for GL after HTx. However, traditional parameters are not reliable predictors of risk in children. We hypothesized that DPI (dPAP and DPG) are predictive of GL in pediatric HTx recipients. The UNOS/SRTR database was reviewed to identify pediatric HTx recipients (age <18 years) between 1994 and 2013. Recipients with pretransplant hemodynamic data were grouped by diagnosis (CMP or CHD), and the groups were analyzed separately. Bivariate Cox regression analysis examined the association between hemodynamic variables and GL...
February 3, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
Nufar Marcus, Achiya Z Amir, Eyal Grunebaum, Anne Dipchand, Diane Hebert, Vicky L Ng, Thomas Walters, Yaron Avitzur
OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence, natural course, outcome, and risk factors of post-transplant de novo allergy and autoimmunity. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional, cohort study of all children (<18 years) who underwent a solid-organ transplantation, between 2000 and 2012, in a single transplant center, with a follow-up period of 6 months or more post-transplant and without history of allergy or immune-mediated disorder pretransplant. RESULTS: A total of 626 eligible patients were screened, and 273 patients (160 males; 59%) met the inclusion criteria; this included 111 liver, 103 heart, 52 kidney, and 7 multivisceral recipients...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
P S Verghese, M N Rheault, S Jackson, A J Matas, S Chinnakotla, B Chavers
Many pediatric centers utilize a variety of protocols including preemptive plasmapheresis to prevent the recurrence of FSGS post-transplant. But the effectiveness of this expensive, time-consuming process of plasmapheresis in the prevention of FSGS recurrence is still unclear. We retrospectively reviewed all pediatric cases of FSGS in our center that received a kidney transplant and compared the transplant and patient outcomes of those transplanted after 2006 who received pretransplant plasmapheresis to those prior to 2006 who did not...
February 1, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
Hubert P J van der Doef, Patrick F van Rheenen, M van Rosmalen, Xavier Rogiers, Henkjan J Verkade
INTRODUCTION: Liver transplantation (LTx) is the standard treatment for biliary atresia (BA) patients with end-stage liver disease. The prognosis after LTx has steadily improved, but overall prognosis of BA-patients is also determined by mortality before LTx. We aimed to quantify mortality in young BA-patients on the Eurotransplant waiting list and to determine the effect of disease severity and age at time of listing on pretransplant mortality. METHODS: We used a cohort study design, which incorporated data from the Eurotransplant registry...
January 29, 2018: Liver Transplantation
Sean A Hebert, Rita D Swinford, David R Hall, Jason K Au, John S Bynon
Universally accepted as the treatment of choice for children needing renal replacement therapy, kidney transplantation affords children the opportunity for an improved quality of life over dialysis therapy. Immunologic and surgical advances over the last 15 years have improved the pediatric patient and kidney graft survival. Unique to pediatrics, congenital genitourinary anomalies are the most common primary diseases leading to kidney failure, many with urological issues. Early urological evaluation for post-transplant bladder dysfunction and emphasis on immunization adherence are the mainstays of pediatric pretransplant and post-transplant evaluations...
November 2017: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
Mirjana Cvetković, Maja Zivković, Maja Bundalo, Ivana Gojković, Brankica Spasojević-Dimitrijeva, Aleksandra Stanković, Mirjana Kostić
BACKGROUND: The interindividual variability of cyclosporin A (CsA) pharmacokinetics might be explained by heterogeneity in the cytochrome P450 3A (CYP3A) subfamily. Altered CYP3A enzyme activity was associated with variant allele of P450 oxidoreductase gene (POR*28). The aim of this study was to assess the impact of age, CYP3A5*3, CYP3A4*22, and POR*28 alleles on CsA pharmacokinetics in pediatric renal transplant recipients. METHODS: Renal transplant patients receiving CsA (n = 47) were genotyped for CYP3A5*3, CYP3A4*22, and POR*28...
December 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Márcio Miranda Brito, Joao Seda Neto, Eduardo A Fonseca, Renata Pugliese, Vera B Danesi, Helry L Candido, Adriana Porta, Cristian V B Borges, Gilda Porta, Paulo Chapchap, Irene Kazue Miura
LT exerts considerable stress on the heart perioperatively. Limited data exist on impact of cardiovascular diseases on LT children. This study evaluated the outcomes of children with CVD who underwent LT and compared with pretransplant findings. From 518 LT recipients, 82 (15.8%) had CVD. Sixty patients were classified as low-risk adjustment for congenital heart surgery 1 (RACHS 1 and 2). Five patients were classified as RACHS ≥3. The most common echocardiographic finding in the CVD patients (25/82) was ASD...
November 12, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
Bronwen E Shaw, Ruta Brazauskas, Heather R Millard, Rachel Fonstad, Kathryn E Flynn, Amy Abernethy, Jenny Vogel, Charney Petroske, Deborah Mattila, Rebecca Drexler, Stephanie J Lee, Mary M Horowitz, J Douglas Rizzo
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) cures many patients, but often with the risk of late effects and impaired quality of life. The value of quantifying patient-reported outcomes (PROs) is increasingly being recognized, but the routine collection of PROs is uncommon. This study evaluated the feasibility of prospective PRO collection by an outcome registry at multiple time points from unselected HCT patients undergoing transplantation at centers contributing clinical data to the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), and then it correlated the PRO data with clinical and demographic data...
December 1, 2017: Cancer
Edward J Nehus, Chunyan Liu, Bo Lu, Maurizio Macaluso, Mi-Ok Kim
Background: Steroid-avoidance protocols have gained popularity in pediatric kidney transplant recipients at low immunologic risk. The long-term safety of steroid avoidance in children with immunologic risk factors remains unknown. Methods: Pediatric kidney transplant recipients from 2004 to 2014 in the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network database who received tacrolimus and mycophenolate immunosuppression were investigated. Propensity score matching was used to compare graft survival in 1624 children who received steroid avoidance with 1624 children who received steroid-based immunosuppression...
August 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Nmazuo W Ozuah, Hisham M Dahmoush, Frederick D Grant, Leslie E Lehmann, Ann S LaCasce, Amy L Billett, Steven P Margossian
BACKGROUND: Pretransplant functional imaging (FI), particularly a negative positron emission tomography (PET), is a strong predictor of outcome in adults with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), but data in pediatrics are limited. METHODS: The medical records of 49 consecutive pediatric patients, who received autologous transplant at a single institution, were retrospectively analyzed. All patients had either gallium or PET scan before transplant and were conditioned with carmustine, etoposide, cytarabine, and melphalan (BEAM)...
January 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Alicia M Teagarden, Jodi L Skiles, Andrew L Beardsley, Michael J Hobson, Elizabeth A S Moser, Jamie L Renbarger, Courtney M Rowan
Poor nutritional status in HCT patients is a negative prognostic factor. There are no pediatric studies evaluating albumin levels prior to HCT and need for critical care interventions. We hypothesized that pediatric patients with low albumin levels, routinely measured 30 days (±10 days) prior to allogeneic HCT, have a higher risk of critical care interventions in the post-transplant period. We performed a 5-year retrospective study of pediatric patients who underwent allogeneic HCT for any indication. Patients were categorized based on albumin level...
September 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
Shagun Sachdeva, Liyun Zhang, Pippa Simpson, Peter C Frommelt
BACKGROUND: To determine prevalence, clinical implication, and risk factors for aortic root dilation (ARD) in pediatric heart transplant recipients. METHODS: Serial echocardiograms were reviewed in all pediatric heart transplant recipients from 1999 to 2014 to assess maximal systolic diameter at the aortic annulus, aortic sinus, aortic sino-tubular (ST) junction, and ascending aorta. ARD was defined by a sinus/annulus ratio >1.56, ST junction/annulus ratio >1...
July 2017: Echocardiography
Toshihiro Kitajima, Seisuke Sakamoto, Kengo Sasaki, Hajime Uchida, Soichi Narumoto, Akinari Fukuda, Satoshi Teramukai, Shinji Uemoto, Mureo Kasahara
After decades of dramatic surgical innovations in pediatric living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), LDLT for biliary atresia (BA) still poses various challenges. This study reviewed our experience with LDLT for children with post-Kasai BA and evaluated outcomes and prognostic factors. From 2005 to 2016, 168 post-Kasai BA LDLT patients were enrolled and divided into 3 groups by age. Patient characteristics and perioperative data were compared. Predictors of morbidity and mortality following LDLT were analyzed in 93 infants...
September 2017: Liver Transplantation
P S Verghese, D O Schmeling, E A Filtz, A J Matas, H H Balfour
We previously demonstrated that detectable BKV replication in donor urine pretransplant was significantly associated with post-transplant recipient BKV viremia. In this 4-year prospective study, we assessed whether recipient BKV replication pretransplant was associated with post-transplant viremia/BKV nephropathy. We studied 220 primary adult and pediatric organ transplant recipients for 490 person-years and 2100 clinical visits. BKV viruria was detectable in 28 (16%), 26 adults and two children; and viremia in none pretransplant...
August 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
Farzad Vafaei, Seyed Mohsen Dehghani, Seyed Ali Malekhoseini, Hamdollah Karamifar, Saman Nikeghbalian
OBJECTIVES: Metabolic syndrome components, such as being overweight or having hypertension, hyperlipidemia, or diabetes mellitus, are common complications after liver transplant in pediatric patients with probable multifactorial causes and increase the risk of cardiovascular complications in adulthood. In this study, our aim was to evaluate the prevalence of these components both before and after transplant surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our study included all children having liver transplant at our institution over a period of 20 years who were under 18 years old and had at least 6 months of posttransplant follow-up...
May 22, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Sally F Barrington, Regine Kluge
PET using 18F-FDG for treatment monitoring in patients with lymphoma is one of the most well-developed clinical applications. PET/CT is nowadays used during treatment to assess chemosensitivity, with response-adapted therapy given according to 'interim' PET in clinical practice to adults and children with Hodgkin lymphoma. PET is also used to assess remission from disease and to predict prognosis in the pretransplant setting. Mature data have been reported for the common subtypes of aggressive B-cell lymphomas, with more recent data also supporting the use of PET for response assessment in T-cell lymphomas...
August 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
J S Song, W B London, E B Hawryluk, D Guo, M Sridharan, D E Fisher, L E Lehmann, C N Duncan, J T Huang
There is a known increased risk of skin cancer in the adult population after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). However, late dermatologic effects that children may experience after HSCT have not been well described. The primary objective of this study was to characterize nevi and skin cancers affecting children after allogeneic HSCT. A cross-sectional cohort study of 85 pediatric HSCT recipients and 85 controls matched for age, sex and skin phototype was performed at a single institution. All participants underwent a full skin examination...
July 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
Mingwei Sheng, Yuanbang Lin, Yiqi Weng, Rubin Xu, Ying Sun, Wenli Yu, Hongyin Du
BACKGROUND: Pediatric living donor liver transplantation is associated with slight alteration in cardiac enzymes without ongoing acute cardiac injury, but available information about the significance of these changes is limited. The aims of this study were to analyze the link between the anomalies of intraoperative serum cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and acute lung injury during the first week after liver transplantation. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 123 children suffering from biliary atresia were enrolled...
October 2017: Transplantation
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