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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900974/disseminated-mycobacteria-chelonae-infection-in-a-kidney-pancreas-transplant-recipient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#1
Shafi Malik, Ananda Ghosh, Shahid Husain
A 40-year-old male with a long-standing history of type 1 diabetes with end-stage renal failure underwent combined kidney-pancreas (KP) transplant from a standard criteria donor. Post-operative course was uncomplicated with good primary function of both transplant grafts. Induction was with thymoglobulin and maintenance immunosuppression was with tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil and prednisolone. Nine weeks post-transplant, the patient developed dysfunction of both grafts. Panel reactive antibody testing revealed that the patient had developed a de novo donor-specific antibody and considering an antibody-mediated rejection the patient was treated with intravenous pulse methyl prednisone 500 mg ×3 doses, IV immunoglobulin 2 mg/kg in two divided doses, and ATG 7 mg/kg (total dose of 700 mg)...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849440/use-of-cidofovir-for-cytomegalovirus-disease-refractory-to-ganciclovir-in-solid-organ-recipients
#2
Hugo Bonatti, Costi D Sifri, Clara Larcher, Stefan Schneeberger, Camille Kotton, Christian Geltner
BACKGROUND: Solid organ transplantation (SOT) frequently is complicated by cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections. Cidofovir (CDV) is active against CMV, including many ganciclovir (GCV)-resistant mutants, but often is considered to be too nephrotoxic for use after organ transplantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seven males and two females (median age 50.1 years), including two kidney/pancreas, four lung, one small bowel, and two hand recipients, received CDV for refractory CMV disease...
November 16, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801416/-evaluation-of-markers-for-renal-graft-dysfunction-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-after-kidney-transplantation-and-simultaneous-pancreas-kidney-transplantation
#3
A M Glazunova, M S Arutyunova, E V Tarasov, L V Nikankina, A V Il'in, M Sh Shamkhalova, M V Shestakova, Ya G Moisyuk
AIM: To study the markers of renal graft dysfunction in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) after kidney transplantation (KT) and simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPKT). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The investigation enrolled 20 patients after successful SPKT and 41 patients after KT (of them 21 received continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion with an insulin doser; 20 had multiple insulin injections). The periods after KT and SPKT at patient inclusion were 8 (7; 8) and 11 (8; 18) months, respectively...
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788796/surveillance-registry-of-sirolimus-use-in-recipients-of-kidney-allografts-from-expanded-criteria-donors
#4
G Laham, R Scuteri, P Cornicelli, M Arriola, P M Raffaele, M Davalos Michel, N Imperiali, R M Fortunato, E C Maggiora, M V Sal, G Soler Pujol
BACKGROUND: The use of expanded criteria donor (ECD) kidneys has increased the overall availability of renal transplants. This study assessed the use of sirolimus in patients receiving Argentina-ECD kidneys. METHODS: This observational, open-label, 1-arm, prospective, longitudinal pilot study was conducted at 8 transplant centers in Argentina. Adults receiving kidney transplants (without pancreas) from ECDs were eligible if they were converted to sirolimus 1 to 36 months' posttransplantation, with sirolimus becoming base therapy within 1 month after conversion...
October 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759588/porcine-acellular-dermal-matrix-for-hernia-repair-in-transplant-patients
#5
Arvind U Gowda, Colton H L McNichols, Ishan Asokan, Jamil A Matthews, E Bryan Buckingham, Jennifer Sabino, John S Maddox, Sheri Slezak, Yvonne Rasko, Devinder P Singh
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare clinical outcomes of incisional hernia repair in solid organ transplant patients using non-cross-linked porcine acellular dermal matrix (PADM), human derived acellular dermal matrix (HADM) and synthetic mesh. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients who underwent hernia repair with PADM after pancreas and/or renal transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center from 2008 to 2012 was conducted. Repair type, postoperative infection, hernia recurrence, mesh removal, and length of follow-up were recorded...
October 17, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742285/invasive-fungal-disease-in-renal-transplant-recipients-at-a-brazilian-center-local-epidemiology-matters
#6
L F A Guimarães, M Halpern, A S de Lemos, E F de Gouvêa, R T Gonçalves, M A A da Rosa Santos, M Nucci, G Santoro-Lopes
INTRODUCTION: Invasive fungal disease (IFD) is an important complication after solid organ transplantation (SOT). A marked geographic variation in the epidemiology of IFD after kidney transplantation (KT) has been suggested by the results of previous studies. Nevertheless, data from Latin American centers are scarce. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to describe the epidemiology of IFD at a Brazilian KT center. METHODS: This study was a retrospective single-center cohort study that included patients who underwent KT between 1998 and 2009 and were followed up until July 2015...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742283/acute-graft-pyelonephritis-occurring-up-to-30-days-after-kidney-transplantation-epidemiology-risk-factors-and-survival
#7
L V Kroth, F F Barreiro, D Saitovitch, M A Traesel, D O L d'Avila, C E Poli-de-Figueiredo
Acute graft pyelonephritis is a very common infection in renal transplantation. The impact of acute graft pyelonephritis (AGPN) on graft and patient outcome has not yet been established. Eight hundred seventy kidney and kidney-pancreas transplants were retrospectively studied, over last 13 years, to verify occurrence of AGPN in the first 30 days post-transplantation. We found that 112 patients (15.8%) presented post-transplantatiom AGPN up to 30 days after a kidney transplantation. The occurrence was higher in older patients (P = ...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726195/the-use-of-robotic-surgery-in-abdominal-organ-transplantation-a-literature-review
#8
REVIEW
Giovanni B Levi Sandri, Edoardo de Werra, Gianluca Mascianà, Francesco Guerra, Gabriele Spoletini, Quirino Lai
Minimally invasive surgical approaches in transplantation are gaining increasing interest, and many centers are reporting their, mainly laparoscopic, experiences. Robotic surgery (RS) has some hypothetical advantages over traditional laparoscopy and has been successfully applied, although infrequently to organ transplantation. Our goal was to review and critique the publications reporting RS use in organ transplantation. Most of the RS experience has been with living renal donor organ procurement and, to a lesser extent, with RS procedures in the transplant recipient...
October 11, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720628/-simultaneous-pancreas-and-kidney-transplantation
#9
L Badet, X Matillon, R Codas, J Branchereau, G Karam, M-O Timsit, R Thuret, F Kleinclauss
OBJECTIVES: To perform a State of The Art about the different aspects of pancreas transplantation such as indications, technical features, immunosuppressive strategies and outcomes of simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An exhaustive systematic review of the scientific literature was performed in the Medline database (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) and Embase (http://www.embase.com) using different associations of the following keywords (MESH) : « pancreas transplantation; kidney transplantation; simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation; immunosuppression »...
October 6, 2016: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689202/gastrointestinal-side-effects-of-post-transplant-therapy
#10
REVIEW
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629770/medication-adherence-after-renal-transplantation-a-review-of-the-literature
#11
Anne Rebafka
BACKGROUND: Whether or not patients follow the advice given by their healthcare professional is commonly referred to as adherence. In the case of kidney transplantation, transplant recipients need to take immunosuppressive drugs on a regular basis to prevent rejection of their transplant. However, medication adherence can be problematic for many patients. OBJECTIVES: This critical appraisal of evidence aimed to gain insights into factors contributing to adherence and non-adherence in recipients of kidney transplants, and to explore patients' perceptions regarding adherence to immunosuppression...
December 2016: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27569973/comparison-of-the-ovary-and-kidney-as-sites-for-islet-transplantation-in-diabetic-rats
#12
M Karakose, F A Pinarli, M S Arslan, G Boyuk, B Boztok, A Albayrak, A T Ulus, E Cakal, T Delibasi
BACKGROUND: Currently, the most commonly used site for clinical islet transplantation is the liver although it is far from being an ideal site. Low oxygen tension and the induction of an inflammatory response impair islet implantation and lead to significant early loss of islet. The present study aimed to investigate and compare the efficacy of islet transplantation to the ovary and kidney subcapsule in diabetic rats. METHODS: The study was performed with 3 groups of rats (control, ovary, and kidney subcapsule) including 6 Sprague female rats each...
July 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27569922/estimating-waiting-time-for-deceased-donor-renal-transplantion-in-the-era-of-new-kidney-allocation-system
#13
F Torlak, M U S Ayvaci, M E Ahsen, C Arce, M A Vazquez, B Tanriover
BACKGROUND: On December 4, 2014, a new deceased donor kidney allocation system (KAS) was implemented. The KAS was designed to improve organ equity and graft-recipient longevity matching. However, estimated wait-time to deceased donor transplantation is difficult to predict post-KAS. METHODS: Using the Kidney-Pancreas Simulated Allocation Model software (KPSAM), a program that the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network uses to assess policy proposals, we compared the kidney allocations of both the new (post-KAS) and old policies (pre-KAS) (10 iterations for each group; total N = 204,148) and estimated wait-time based on blood type, duration of dialysis exposure, and calculated panel-reactive antibody (CPRA)...
July 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27496470/usefulness-of-modified-dindo-clavien-scale-to-evaluate-the-correlation-between-the-severity-of-surgical-complications-and-complications-related-to-the-renal-and-pancreatic-grafts-after-simultaneous-kidney-and-pancreas-transplantation
#14
T Grochowiecki, K Madej, Z Gałązka, T Jakimowicz, M Jędrasik, P Świercz, K Łukawski, L Pączek, M Durlik, S Nazarewski, J Szmidt
OBJECTIVE: Simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation (spktx) is the multiorgan transplantation. Thus various complications originated from transplanted organs and the complications that are not directly related to pancreatic or renal grafts could be developed at the same recipient. AIM: The aim of this study is to explore whether there is a correlation between the severity of complications originated from transplanted pancreas, transplanted kidney and general surgical complication developed at the same spktx recipient...
June 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27496469/surgical-complications-not-related-to-the-renal-and-pancreatic-grafts-after-simultaneous-kidney-and-pancreas-transplantation
#15
T Grochowiecki, K Madej, Z Gałązka, T Jakimowicz, M Jędrasik, K Grygiel, L Pączek, M Durlik, S Nazarewski, J Szmidt
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation (SPKTx) is the most commonly performed multiorgan transplantation procedure worldwide. Transplanted organs are the main source of complication; however, some postoperative complications are not directly related to the pancreatic or renal grafts. The goal of this study was to evaluate the prevalence, type, and severity of postoperative complications not related to transplanted kidney or pancreas among SPKTx recipients. METHODS: Complications unrelated to transplanted pancreas and kidneys among 112 SPKTx recipients were analyzed...
June 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27489970/charcot-s-neuroarthropathy-after-simultaneous-pancreas-kidney-transplanta-case-report
#16
Michael Wilson
Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant (SPKT) is an accepted approach and the treatment of choice in patients with type 1 diabetes with accompanying end-stage renal disease. Charcot's neuroarthropathy of the foot (CN) is a fairly common and devastating complication found in patients with long-standing, mostly uncontrolled, diabetes. However, CN has also been identified as a posttransplant consequence of SPKT. Traditional postoperative immunosuppressive therapy, particularly the use of corticosteroids, is acknowledged as an additional risk factor for the development of de novo CN after SPKT...
July 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27467687/cardiac-assessment-of-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-median-10-years-after-successful-simultaneous-pancreas-and-kidney-transplantation-compared-with-living-donor-kidney-transplantation
#17
Jørn Petter Lindahl, Richard John Massey, Anders Hartmann, Svend Aakhus, Knut Endresen, Anne Günther, Karsten Midtvedt, Hallvard Holdaas, Torbjørn Leivestad, Rune Horneland, Ole Øyen, Trond Jenssen
BACKGROUND: In recipients with type 1 diabetes, we aimed to determine whether long-term normoglycemia achieved by successful simultaneous pancreas and kidney (SPK) transplantation could beneficially affect progression of coronary artery disease (CAD) when compared with transplantation of a kidney-alone from a living donor (LDK). METHODS: In 42 kidney transplant recipients with functioning grafts who had received either SPK (n = 25) or LDK (n = 17), we studied angiographic progression of CAD between baseline (pretransplant) and follow-up at 7 years or older...
June 1, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27380753/clinical-applications-of-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound
#18
REVIEW
W H She, T T Cheung, C R Jenkins, M G Irwin
Ultrasound has been developed for therapeutic use in addition to its diagnostic ability. The use of focused ultrasound energy can offer a non-invasive method for tissue ablation, and can therefore be used to treat various solid tumours. High-intensity focused ultrasound is being increasingly used in the treatment of both primary and metastatic tumours as these can be precisely located for ablation. It has been shown to be particularly useful in the treatment of uterine fibroids, and various solid tumours including those of the pancreas and liver...
August 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27225846/predicting-patient-survival-after-deceased-donor-kidney-transplantation-using-flexible-parametric-modelling
#19
Bernadette Li, John A Cairns, Matthew L Robb, Rachel J Johnson, Christopher J E Watson, John L Forsythe, Gabriel C Oniscu, Rommel Ravanan, Christopher Dudley, Paul Roderick, Wendy Metcalfe, Charles R Tomson, J Andrew Bradley
BACKGROUND: The influence of donor and recipient factors on outcomes following kidney transplantation is commonly analysed using Cox regression models, but this approach is not useful for predicting long-term survival beyond observed data. We demonstrate the application of a flexible parametric approach to fit a model that can be extrapolated for the purpose of predicting mean patient survival. The primary motivation for this analysis is to develop a predictive model to estimate post-transplant survival based on individual patient characteristics to inform the design of alternative approaches to allocating deceased donor kidneys to those on the transplant waiting list in the United Kingdom...
2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27203584/paid-living-donation-and-growth-of-deceased-donor-programs
#20
Nasrollah Ghahramani
Limited organ availability in all countries has stimulated discussion about incentives to increase donation. Since 1988, Iran has operated the only government-sponsored paid living donor (LD) kidney transplant program. This article reviews aspects of the Living Unrelated Donor program and development of deceased donation in Iran. Available evidence indicates that in the partially regulated Iranian Model, the direct negotiation between donors and recipients fosters direct monetary relationship with no safeguards against mutual exploitation...
June 2016: Transplantation
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