Read by QxMD icon Read

Normothermic perfusion

Bhavisha Bakrania, Joey P Granger, Romain Harmancey
The mammalian heart is a major consumer of ATP and requires a constant supply of energy substrates for contraction. Not surprisingly, alterations of myocardial metabolism have been linked to the development of contractile dysfunction and heart failure. Therefore, unraveling the link between metabolism and contraction should shed light on some of the mechanisms governing cardiac adaptation or maladaptation in disease states. The isolated working rat heart preparation can be used to follow, simultaneously and in real time, cardiac contractile function and flux of energy providing substrates into oxidative metabolic pathways...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Ahmer M Hameed, Henry C Pleass, Germaine Wong, Wayne J Hawthorne
BACKGROUND: The two main options for renal allograft preservation are static cold storage (CS) and machine perfusion (MP). There has been considerably increased interest in MP preservation of kidneys, however conflicting evidence regarding its efficacy and associated costs have impacted its scale of clinical uptake. Additionally, there is no clear consensus regarding oxygenation, and hypo- or normothermia, in conjunction with MP, and its mechanisms of action are also debated. The primary aims of this article were to elucidate the benefits of MP preservation with and without oxygenation, and/or under normothermic conditions, when compared with CS prior to deceased donor kidney transplantation...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Thomas Minor, Katja Sutschet, Oliver Witzke, Andreas Paul, Anja Gallinat
BACKGROUND: Post-transplant function of suboptimal kidney grafts can be improved but not accurately predicted by hypothermic machine perfusion. Therefore, a new concept of ex situ pre-implantation machine perfusion with controlled rewarming up to subnormothermic temperatures was developed and evaluated. METHODS: Porcine kidneys (n= 6/ group) were retrieved before or 30 min after cardiac arrest of the donor and subjected to 18 hours of static cold storage. In some cases 90 min of machine controlled oxygenated rewarming (COR) was added thereafter...
October 8, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
Sarah A Hosgood, Michael L Nicholson
BACKGROUND: The measurement of urinary biomarkers during ex-vivo normothermic kidney perfusion (EVKP) may aid in the assessment of a kidney prior to transplantation. This study measured levels of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) and endothelin-1 (ET-1) during EVKP in a series of discarded human kidneys. METHODS: Fifty six kidneys from deceased donors were recruited into the study. Each kidney underwent 60 minutes of EVKP and was scored based on the macroscopic appearance, renal blood flow and urine output...
September 27, 2016: Transplantation
Katrine B Buggeskov, Martin M Sundskard, Thomas Jonassen, Lars W Andersen, Niels H Secher, Hanne B Ravn, Daniel A Steinbrüchel, Janus C Jakobsen, Jørn Wetterslev
INTRODUCTION: Absence of pulmonary perfusion during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) may be associated with reduced postoperative oxygenation. Effects of active pulmonary artery perfusion were explored in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: 90 patients were randomised to receive pulmonary artery perfusion during CPB with either oxygenated blood (n=30) or histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate (HTK) solution (n=29) compared with no pulmonary perfusion (n=31)...
2016: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
J Moritz Kaths, Jun Yu Cen, Yi Min Chun, Juan Echeverri, Ivan Linares, Sujani Ganesh, Paul Yip, Rohan John, Darius Bagli, Istvan Mucsi, Anand Ghanekar, David Grant, Lisa A Robinson, Markus Selzner
Hypothermic preservation is known to cause renal graft injury, especially in donation after circulatory death (DCD) kidney transplantation. We investigated the impact of cold storage (SCS) vs. short periods of normothermic ex vivo kidney perfusion (NEVKP) after SCS vs. prolonged, continuous NEVKP with near avoidance of SCS on kidney function after transplantation. Following 30 minutes of warm ischemia, kidneys were removed from 30kg Yorkshire pigs and preserved for 16h with: A) 16h SCS, B) 15h SCS + 1h NEVKP, C) 8h SCS + 8h NEVKP, D) 16h NEVKP...
September 20, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
Mariusz Bral, Boris Gala-Lopez, David Bigam, Norman Kneteman, Andrew Malcolm, Scott Livingstone, Axel Andres, Juliet Emamaullee, Leslie Russell, Constantin Coussios, Lori J West, Peter J Friend, A M James Shapiro
After extensive experimentation, outcomes of a first clinical normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) liver UK trial demonstrated feasibility and clear safety, with improved liver function when compared to standard static cold storage (SCS). We herein present a preliminary single centre North-American experience using identical NMP technology. Ten donor liver grafts were procured, 4 (40%) from donation after circulatory death (DCD) donors, of which 9 were transplanted. One liver did not proceed due to a technical failure with portal cannulation, and discarded...
September 17, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
Philipp Kron, Andrea Schlegel, Olivier de Rougemont, Christian Eugen Oberkofler, Pierre-Alain Clavien, Philipp Dutkowski
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate novel and easily applicable preservation perfusion techniques in kidney grafts obtained from donors after circulatory death (DCD). BACKGROUND: A novel perfusion approach, hypothermic oxygenated perfusion (HOPE), used for DCD liver grafts, is based on cold perfusion for 1 hour by an oxygenated solution before implantation. Here, we aimed to test HOPE in a rodent model of kidney grafts associated with substantial warm ischemia...
November 2016: Annals of Surgery
Hermien Hartog, Rachel M Brown, Desley A Neil, Khalid Sharif, Girish L Gupte, Darius F Mirza, Paolo Muiesan, M Thamara P R Perera
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 29, 2016: Transplantation
Nicolas Goldaracena, Juan Echeverri, Vinzent N Spetzler, Johan M Kaths, Andrew S Barbas, Kristine S Louis, Oyedele A Adeyi, David R Grant, Nazia Selzner, Markus Selzner
INTRODUCTION: Normothermic ex vivo liver perfusion (NEVLP) improves graft preservation by avoiding cold ischemic injury. We investigated whether the protective effects of NEVLP can be further improved by applying strategies targeted on reducing the activation of pro-inflammatory cytokines during perfusion. METHODS: Livers retrieved under heart beating conditions were perfused for 4 hours. Following preservation period, pig liver transplantation was performed. In group-1 (n=5) anti-inflammatory strategies (alprostadil, n-acetylcysteine, CO and sevoflurane, subnormothermic temperature (33°C)) were applied...
August 24, 2016: Liver Transplantation
Ellen F Carney
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
Christopher White, Emma Ambrose, Alison Müller, Sanaz Hatami, Yun Li, Hoa Le, James Thliveris, Rakesh Arora, Trevor Lee, Ian Dixon, Ganghong Tian, Jayan Nagendran, Larry Hryshko, Darren Freed
BACKGROUND: Hearts donated after circulatory death may represent an additional donor source. The influx of sodium and calcium ions across the sarcolemma play a central role in the pathogenesis of ischemia-reperfusion injury; however, this process may be inhibited if the initial reperfusion solution is rendered hypocalcemic and acidic. We sought to determine the calcium concentration and pH of the initial reperfusion solution that yielded optimal functional recovery of hearts donated after circulatory death during ex vivo heart perfusion...
August 12, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Luciano De Carlis, Riccardo De Carlis, Andrea Lauterio, Stefano Di Sandro, Fabio Ferla, Marinella Zanierato
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Transplantation
Karim Hamaoui, Sally Gowers, Martyn Boutelle, Terry Cook, George Hanna, Ara Darzi, Richard Smith, Anthony Dorling, Vassilios Papalois
BACKGROUND: Hypothermic machine organ perfusion (HMP) offers opportunity to manipulate grafts with pharmacological agents prior to transplantation. Pretreating organs with novel cytotopic anti-coagulant peptides that localise to endothelial cell membranes could ameliorate microvascular thrombotic sequelae posttransplantation. We describe experiments testing Thrombalexin (TLN), a novel cell binding thrombin-inhibitor, using porcine and unused human kidneys in a series of ex-vivo normothermic haemo-reperfusion models...
August 5, 2016: Transplantation
J Moritz Kaths, Juan Echeverri, Nicolas Goldaracena, Kristine S Louis, Yi-Min Chun, Ivan Linares, Aryn Wiebe, Daniel B Foltys, Paul M Yip, Rohan John, Istvan Mucsi, Anand Ghanekar, Darius J Bagli, David R Grant, Lisa A Robinson, Markus Selzner
BACKGROUND: Hypothermic kidney storage causes preservation injury and is poorly tolerated by renal grafts. We investigated whether static cold storage (SCS) can be safely replaced with a novel technique of pressure-controlled normothermic ex vivo kidney perfusion (NEVKP) in heart-beating donor kidney transplantation. METHODS: Right kidneys were removed from 30 kg Yorkshire pigs in a model of heart-beating donation and either preserved in cold histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate solution for 8 hours (n = 5), or subjected to 8 hours of pressure-controlled NEVKP (n = 5) followed by renal heterotopic autotransplantation...
September 2016: Transplantation
J Moritz Kaths, Juan Echeverri, Yi Min Chun, Jun Yu Cen, Nicolas Goldaracena, Ivan Linares, Luke S Dingwell, Paul Yip, Rohan John, Darius Bagli, Istvan Mucsi, Anand Ghanekar, David Grant, Lisa Robinson, Markus Selzner
BACKGROUND: Donation after circulatory death (DCD) is current clinical practice to increase the donor pool. Deleterious effects on renal graft function are described for hypothermic preservation. Therefore, current research focuses on investigating alternative preservation techniques such as normothermic perfusion. METHODS: We compared continuous pressure-controlled normothermic ex vivo kidney perfusion (NEVKP) with static cold storage (SCS) in a porcine model of DCD autotransplantation...
July 27, 2016: Transplantation
Nicholas Gilbo, Giorgia Catalano, Mauro Salizzoni, Renato Romagnoli
Liver transplantation is the successful treatment of end-stage liver disease; however, the ischaemia-reperfusion injury still jeopardizes early and long-term post-transplant outcomes. In fact, ischaemia-reperfusion is associated with increased morbidity and graft dysfunction, especially when suboptimal donors are utilized. Strategies to reduce the severity of ischaemia-reperfusion can be applied at different steps of the transplantation process: organ procurement, preservation phase or before revascularization...
July 9, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
Pierre Mordant, Daisuke Nakajima, Ricardo Kalaf, Ilker Iskender, Lucas Maahs, Paula Behrens, Rafael Coutinho, Rohin K Iyer, John E Davies, Marcelo Cypel, Mingyao Liu, Thomas K Waddell, Shaf Keshavjee
BACKGROUND: Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) presents a unique therapeutic opportunity to administer mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) to lung grafts before transplantation. We sought to determine the optimal route and dose of viable human umbilical cord-derived MSCs to be delivered into ex vivo-perfused damaged swine lungs, and to measure their effect on concentration of growth factors and inflammatory mediators. METHODS: Pig lungs were conventionally retrieved, cold preserved for 18 hours, and perfused normothermically ex vivo for 12 hours...
May 6, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Naoto Fujii, Jeffrey C Louie, Brendan D McNeely, Sarah Yan Zhang, My-An Tran, Glen P Kenny
Acetylcholine released from cholinergic nerves is involved in heat loss responses of cutaneous vasodilation and sweating. K(+) channels are thought to play a role in regulating cholinergic cutaneous vasodilation and sweating, though which K(+) channels are involved in their regulation remains unclear. We evaluated the hypotheses that 1) Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (KCa), ATP-sensitive K(+) (KATP), and voltage-gated K(+) (KV) channels all contribute to cholinergic cutaneous vasodilation; and 2) KV channels, but not KCa and KATP channels, contribute to cholinergic sweating...
September 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Anton Sabashnikov, Mohamed Zeriouh, Prashant N Mohite, Nikhil P Patil, Diana García-Sáez, Bastian Schmack, Simona Soresi, Pascal M Dohmen, Aron-Frederik Popov, Alexander Weymann, André R Simon, Fabio De Robertis
BACKGROUND Lung transplantation remains the gold standard treatment for patients with end-stage lung disease. Lobar lung transplantation allows for transplantation of size-mismatch donor lungs in small recipients; however, donor lung volume reduction represents a challenging surgical technique. In this paper we present our initial experience with bilateral lobectomy in donor lungs before lobar lung transplantation using normothermic perfusion on the Organ Care System (OCS) Lung. MATERIAL AND METHODS Specifics of the surgical technique for donor lung instrumentation on the OCS, lobar dissection on the OCS, and right and left donor lobectomies are presented in detail...
2016: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"