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Jessica Lindemann, Leigh Anne Dageforde, Neeta Vachharajani, Emily Stahlschmidt, Diane Brockmeier, Jason R Wellen, Adeel Khan, William C Chapman, Majella Doyle
BACKGROUND: Donation after cardiac death (DCD) is one method of organ donation. Nationally, more than half of evaluated DCD donors do not yield transplantable organs. There is no algorithm for predicting which DCD donors will be appropriate for organ procurement. DCD program costs from an organ procurement organization (OPO) accounting for all evaluated donors have not been reported. STUDY DESIGN: Hospital, transportation, and supply costs of potential DCD donors evaluated at a single OPO from January 2009 to June 2016 were collected...
March 2, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Kevin Koomalsingh, Jon A Kobashigawa
The first human-to-human heart transplant was performed 50 years ago in 1967. Heart transplantation has now entered an era of tremendous growth and innovation. The future of heart transplantation is bright with the advent of newer immunosuppressive medications and strategies that may even result in tolerance. Much of this progress in heart transplant medicine is predicated on a better understanding of acute and chronic rejection pathways through basic science studies. The future will also include personalized medicine where genomics and molecular science will dictate customized treatment for optimal outcomes...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Christopher W White, Simon J Messer, Stephen R Large, Jennifer Conway, Daniel H Kim, Demetrios J Kutsogiannis, Jayan Nagendran, Darren H Freed
Cardiac transplantation has become limited by a critical shortage of suitable organs from brain-dead donors. Reports describing the successful clinical transplantation of hearts donated after circulatory death (DCD) have recently emerged. Hearts from DCD donors suffer significant ischemic injury prior to organ procurement; therefore, the traditional approach to the transplantation of hearts from brain-dead donors is not applicable to the DCD context. Advances in our understanding of ischemic post-conditioning have facilitated the development of DCD heart resuscitation strategies that can be used to minimize ischemia-reperfusion injury at the time of organ procurement...
2018: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
Shaifali Sandal, Xun Luo, Allan B Massie, Steven Paraskevas, Marcelo Cantarovich, Dorry L Segev
Background: The use of machine perfusion (MP) in kidney transplantation lowers delayed graft function (DGF) and improves 1-year graft survival in some, but not all, grafts. These associations have not been explored in grafts stratified by the Kidney Donor Profile index (KDPI). Methods: We analyzed 78 207 deceased-donor recipients using the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients data from 2006 to 2013. The cohort was stratified using the standard criteria donor/expanded criteria donor (ECD)/donation after cardiac death (DCD)/donation after brain death (DBD) classification and the KDPI scores...
February 20, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Kristopher P Croome, Amit K Mathur, David D Lee, Adyr A Moss, Charles B Rosen, Julie K Heimbach, C Burcin Taner
INTRODUCTION: As the population in the United States continues to age, an increase in the number of potential DCD donors with advanced chronological age can be expected. The aim of this study was to analyze a multi-institutional experience in liver transplantation using DCD donor age ≥50 years. METHODS: All DCD LT performed at Mayo Clinic Florida, Mayo Clinic Rochester and Mayo Clinic Arizona from 2002-2016 were included. Recipients of DCD LT were divided into 2 groups: those with donor age ≥50 years(N=155) and those with donor age <50 years(N=316)...
January 31, 2018: Transplantation
Marit Kalisvaart, Andrea Schlegel, Ilaria Umbro, Jubi E de Haan, Irene Scalera, Wojciech G Polak, Jan Nm IJzermans, Darius F Mirza, M Thamara Pr Perera, John I Isaac, James Ferguson, Anna Paola Mitterhofer, Jeroen de Jonge, Paolo Muiesan
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication after liver transplantation and more frequently observed when high-risk grafts, such as DCD grafts are used. Our aim was to investigate the impact of the ischemia periods on development of AKI in DCD liver transplantation. METHODS: We performed a 2-center retrospective study with 368 DCD graft-recipients. Donor warm ischemia time (DWIT) was divided into agonal phase (withdrawal of life-support - cardiac arrest) and asystolic phase (cardiac arrest - start cold perfusion)...
January 11, 2018: Transplantation
Andrea Ferrigno, Laura G Di Pasqua, Clarissa Berardo, Veronica Siciliano, Vittoria Rizzo, Barbara Mannucci, Plinio Richelmi, Anna Cleta Croce, Mariapia Vairetti
We compared static preservation (cold storage, CS, 4 °C) with dynamic preservation (machine perfusion, MP, 20 °C) followed by reperfusion using marginal livers: a model of donation after cardiac death (DCD) livers and two models of fatty livers, the methionine-choline deficient (MCD) diet model, and obese Zucker (fa/fa) rats. CS injury in DCD livers was reversed by an oxygenated washout (OW): hepatic damage, bile flow, and the ATP/ADP ratio in the OW + CS group was comparable with the ratio obtained with MP...
December 31, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Hong Jiang, Luxi Cao, Qixia Shen, Lihui Qu, Yan Jiang, Tingting Qu, Jian Zhang, Yingying Lu, Bingjue Li, Chaohong Zhu, Guangjun Liu, Rending Wang, Miao Chen, Yucheng Wang, Yanfei Wang, Shi Feng, Junwen Wang, Yunsong Yu, Jianyong Wu, Jianghua Chen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Infection with Acinetobacter baumannii was emerging as one of the leading causes of mortality after donation after cardiac death transpalantion. METHODS: We reported a case of a recipient who underwent DCD renal transplantation and later got infected by A.baumannii. Etests were done to verify the susceptibility test results in clinic. Whole-genome analysis was applied to investigate the resistant mechanism at gene level. RESULTS: The pathogen was isolated from his draining liquid the day after the surgery, and susceptibility test reavealed that it was sensitive to tigecycline...
December 14, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
Eric J Siskind, Fauzia Vandermeer, Tamar R Siskind, David A Bruno, Samuel Sultan, Josue Alvarez-Casas, Arielle Stafford, Barton Lane, John C Lamattina, Rolf N Barth, Steven I Hanish
Postoperative transplant liver ultrasounds were analyzed in standard criteria donor (SCD), extended criteria donor (ECD), and donation after cardiac death (DCD) liver allografts to determine if elevated resistive indices (RIs) are consistently present and if they are pathological. Postoperative transplant liver ultrasounds were reviewed from 115 consecutive patients. Hepatic arterial RIs were stratified based on the type of donor: DCD, macrosteatosis (>30%), or standard criteria. In all patients with elevated RI, subsequent ultrasounds were reviewed to demonstrate RI normalization...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
Joseph Costa, Lori Shah, Hilary Robbins, Kashif Raza, Sowmya Sreekandth, Selim Arcasoy, Joshua R Sonett, Frank D'Ovidio
BACKGROUND: Lung transplantation remains the only treatment for end-stage lung disease. Availability of suitable lungs does not parallel this growing trend. Centers using donation after cardiac death (DCD) donor lungs report comparable outcomes with those from brain-dead donors. Donor assessment protocols and consistent surgical teams have been advocated when considering using the use of DCD donors. We present our experience using lungs from Maastricht category III DCD donors. METHODS: Starting 2007 to July 2016, 73 DCD donors were assessed, 44 provided suitable lungs that resulted in 46 transplants...
January 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Eduardo Miñambres, Juan J Rubio, Elisabeth Coll, Beatriz Domínguez-Gil
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Donation after circulatory death (DCD) is still performed in a limited number of countries. This article summarizes the development of DCD in Spain and presents recent Spanish contributions to gain knowledge on the potential benefits and the practical use of normothermic regional perfusion (nRP). RECENT FINDINGS: DCD now contributes to 24% of deceased donors in Spain. The development of DCD has been based on an assessment of practices in the treatment of cardiac arrest and end-of-life care to accommodate the option of DCD; the creation of an adequate regulatory framework; and institutional support, professional training and public education...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
Chitaru Kurihara, Masashi Kawabori, Masahiro Ono, Syed T Hussain, Amit D Parulekar, Jeffrey A Morgan, Gabriel Loor
The shortage of lungs for organ donation is problematic, and meeting the demand by expanding the donor pool in lung transplantation is critical. Donation after cardiac death (DCD) is an under-used approach that could be a valuable source of organs. However, procuring lungs from donors with a previous median sternotomy is technically difficult and is usually avoided. Here, we describe the procurement of lungs from a DCD patient with a previous median sternotomy.
November 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Chen-Guang Ding, Qian-Hui Tai, Feng Han, Yang Li, Xiao-Hui Tian, Pu-Xun Tian, Xiao-Ming Ding, Xiao-Ming Pan, Jin Zheng, He-Li Xiang, Wu-Jun Xue
BACKGROUND: How to evaluate the quality of donation after cardiac death (DCD) kidneys has become a critical problem in kidney transplantation in China. Hence, the aim of this study was to develop a simple donor risk score model to evaluate the quality of DCD kidneys before DCD. METHODS: A total of 543 qualified kidneys were randomized in a 2:1 manner to create the development and validation cohorts. The donor variables in the development cohort were considered as candidate univariate predictors of delayed graft function (DGF)...
October 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
Cheng Zeng, Xiaoyan Hu, Weiyang He, Yanfeng Wang, Ling Li, Yan Xiong, Qifa Ye
Hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP) effectively reduces ischemia‑reperfusion injury (IRI) in livers donated after circulatory death (DCD) when compared with cold storage (CS). However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. The current study aimed to investigate the cellular mechanisms by which HMP ameliorates the inflammatory response during IRI. Adult male Sprague‑Dawley rat livers were exposed to 30 min of warm ischemia following cardiac arrest and preserved by CS or HMP for 3 h (n=3 per group)...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Xiaoshun He, Fei Ji, Zhiheng Zhang, Yunhua Tang, Lu Yang, Shanzhou Huang, Wenwen Li, Qiao Su, Wei Xiong, Zebin Zhu, Linhe Wang, Lei Lv, Jiyou Yao, Linan Zhang, Longjuan Zhang, Zhiyong Guo
It has been shown that combined liver-kidney normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) is able to better maintain the circuit's biochemical milieu. Nevertheless, whether the combined perfusion is superior to liver perfusion alone in protecting livers from donation after circulatory death (DCD) is unclear. We aimed to test the hypothesis and explored the mechanisms. Livers from 15 DCD pig donors were subjected to either static cold storage (group A), liver-alone NMP (group B), or combined liver-kidney NMP (group C)...
January 2018: Liver Transplantation
Xuanchuan Wang, Min Xu, Jianluo Jia, Zhengyan Zhang, Joseph P Gaut, Gundumi A Upadhya, Pamela T Manning, Yiing Lin, William C Chapman
Modulation of nitric oxide activity through blockade of CD47 signaling has been shown to reduce ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) in various models of tissue ischemia. Here, we evaluate the potential effect of an antibody-mediated CD47 blockade in a syngeneic and an allogeneic DCD rat kidney transplant model. The donor organ was subjected to 1 hour of warm ischemia time after circulatory cessation, then flushed with a CD47 monoclonal antibody (CD47mAb) in the treatment group, or an isotype-matched immunoglobulin in the control group...
October 4, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
Andrea Schlegel, Irene Scalera, M Thamara P R Perera, Marit Kalisvaart, Hynek Mergental, Darius F Mirza, John Isaac, Paolo Muiesan
Advanced donor age has been identified as a risk factor when combined with donor warm ischemia time (WIT), eg, in donation after circulatory death (DCD). In several countries, DCD livers older than 60 years are not considered suitable due to concerns related to poor graft function and development of ischemic cholangiopathy. In this study, we evaluate outcomes after DCD liver transplantation using grafts from donors older than 60 years. We analyzed outcomes after DCD liver transplantation (n = 315), comparing donors > 60 years (n = 93) and donors ≤ 60 years (n = 222) from our center between 2005 and 2015...
March 2018: Liver Transplantation
Qi-Fa Ye, Wei Zhou, Qi-Quan Wan
AIM: To investigate blood cultures of deceased donors and report the confirmed transmission of bacterial infection from donors to liver recipients. METHODS: We retrospectively studied the results of blood cultures among our donation after cardiac death (DCD) donors and calculated the donor-derived bacterial infection rates among liver recipients. Study participants underwent liver transplantation between January 1, 2010 and February 1, 2017. The study involved a total of 67 recipients of liver grafts from 67 DCD donors...
August 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Philipp Kron, Andrea Schlegel, Leandro Mancina, Pierre-Alain Clavien, Philipp Dutkowski
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Pretreatment of marginal organs by perfusion is a promising opportunity to make more organs available for transplantation. Protection of human donation after cardiac death (DCD) livers by a novel machine perfusion technique, hypothermic oxygenated perfusion (HOPE), was recently established. Herein, we tested whether HOPE is also useful for fatty liver grafts, using a rodent transplant model. METHODS: Rats were fed over three weeks with a special methionine-choline-deficient diet (MCDD) to induce severe hepatic macrosteatosis (≥60%)...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
Wei Zhou, Li Lin, Ying Cheng, Yongfeng Liu
BACKGROUND: Ursolic acid (UA) possesses extensive pharmacological activities, including anti-oxidation, anti-infection, anti-inflammation, anti-tumor, liver protection. This study was designed to investigate the effect of UA on liver transplantation after liver transplantation using donation after cardiac death (DCD), and to assess the mechanisms. METHODS: 24 healthy experimental pigs were randomly divided into control and experimental groups. Each group received six DCD liver transplantations...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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