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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147800/the-pediatric-heart-failure-workforce-an-international-multicenter-survey
#1
Scott R Auerbach, Melanie D Everitt, Ryan J Butts, David N Rosenthal, Yuk M Law
Our objective was to understand the scope of pediatric heart failure (HF) and the current staffing environment of HF programs. An online survey was distributed to members of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study and the Pediatric Council of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. All participants received the primary 23-question survey. Additionally, HF program directors received a 32-question supplemental survey. Of 235 invitations sent, there were 69 (29%) primary surveys and 34 program director surveys completed (24 U...
November 17, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137270/human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-ameliorate-experimental-pulmonary-hypertension-induced-by-maternal-inflammation-and-neonatal-hyperoxia-in-rats
#2
Chung-Ming Chen, Willie Lin, Liang-Ti Huang, Hsiu-Chu Chou
Pulmonary hypertension is a critical problem in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. This study determined the therapeutic effects of human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on pulmonary hypertension in an animal model. Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were intraperitoneally injected with lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 0.5 mg/kg/day) on gestational days 20 and 21. The pups were randomly assigned to two treatment conditions: room air (RA) or an O2-enriched atmosphere. On postnatal day 5, they were intratracheally transplanted with human MSCs (3 × 10(5) and 1 × 10(6) cells) in 0...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136325/primary-graft-dysfunction-after-heart-transplantation-incidence-trends-and-associated-risk-factors
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Alina Nicoara, David Ruffin, Mary Cooter, Chetan B Patel, Annemarie Thompson, Jacob Schroeder, Mani A Daneshmand, Adrian F Hernandez, Joseph G Rogers, Mihai V Podgoreanu, Madhav Swaminathan, Adam Kretzer, Mark Stafford-Smith, Carmelo A Milano, Raquel R Bartz
Changes in heart transplant (HT) donor and recipient demographics may influence the incidence of primary graft dysfunction (PGD). We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate PGD incidence, trends, and associated risk factors by analyzing consecutive adult patients who underwent HT between January 2009 and December 2014 at our institution. Patients were categorized as having PGD using the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation defined criteria. Variables, including clinical and demographic characteristics of donors and recipients, were selected to assess their independent association with PGD...
November 14, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135830/tissue-resident-lymphocytes-in-solid-organ-transplantation-innocent-passengers-or-the-key-to-organ-transplant-survival
#4
Amy C Prosser, Axel Kallies, Michaela Lucas
Short-term outcomes of solid organ transplantation have improved dramatically over the past several decades; however, long-term survival has remained static over the same time period, and chronic rejection remains a major cause of graft failure. The importance of donor, or 'passenger', lymphocytes to the induction of tolerance to allografts was recognized in the 1990s; however, their precise contribution to graft acceptance or rejection has not been elucidated. Recently, specialized populations of tissue-resident lymphocytes in nonlymphoid organs have been described...
November 14, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133921/metabolomics-identifies-metabolite-biomarkers-associated-with-acute-rejection-after-heart-transplantation-in-rats
#5
Feng Lin, Yi Ou, Chuan-Zhong Huang, Sheng-Zhe Lin, Yun-Bin Ye
The aim of this study was to identify metabolite biomarkers associated with acute rejection after heart transplantation in rats using a LC-MS-based metabolomics approach. A model of heterotopic cardiac xenotransplantation was established in rats, with Wistar rats as donors and SD rats as recipients. Blood and cardiac samples were collected from blank control rats (Group A), rats 5 (Group B) and 7 days (Group C) after heart transplantation, and pretreated rats 5 (Group D) and 7 days (Group E) post-transplantation for pathological and metabolomics analyses...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131765/comprehensive-cross-sectional-imaging-of-the-pulmonary-veins
#6
Cameron Hassani, Farhood Saremi
The pulmonary veins carry oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart, but their importance to the radiologist extends far beyond this seemingly straightforward function. The anatomy of the pulmonary veins is variable among patients, with several noteworthy variant and anomalous patterns, including supernumerary pulmonary veins, a common ostium, anomalous pulmonary venous return, and levoatriocardinal veins. Differences in pulmonary vein anatomy and the presence of variant or anomalous anatomy can be of critical importance, especially for preoperative planning of pulmonary and cardiac surgery...
November 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128022/noninfectious-pulmonary-complications-of-liver-heart-and-kidney-transplantation-an-update
#7
REVIEW
Shruti Gadre, Robert M Kotloff
Despite significant advances in surgical techniques, perioperative care, and immunosuppressive therapy, solid organ transplantation still carries considerable risk of complications. Pulmonary complications, in particular, are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Although infectious complications prevail, the lungs are also vulnerable to a variety of noninfectious complications related to the transplant surgery and adverse effects of the immunosuppressive regimen. This article focuses on noninfectious pulmonary complications associated with the 3 most commonly performed solid organ transplant procedures: liver, kidney, and heart...
December 2017: Clinics in Chest Medicine
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
#8
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/29124022/outcomes-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-children-an-11-year-single-center-experience-in-korea
#9
Hongsun Kim, Ji-Hyuk Yang, Yang Hyun Cho, Tae-Gook Jun, Kiick Sung, Woosik Han
Background: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has become an important treatment modality in pediatric patients with cardiopulmonary failure, but few studies have been conducted in Korea. Methods: We conducted a retrospective review of pediatric patients younger than 18 years who were placed on ECMO between January 2004 and December 2014 at Samsung Medical Center. Results: We identified 116 children on ECMO support. The overall rate of successful weaning was 51...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115076/current-status-and-future-of-lung-donation-in-korea
#10
Hye Ju Yeo, Seong Hoon Yoon, Seung Eun Lee, Doosoo Jeon, Yun Seong Kim, Woo Hyun Cho, Do Hyung Kim
Lung transplantation is the only effective treatment option for patients with end-stage lung disease. However, donor organ shortage makes timely transplant not possible for all patients, especially in Korea. We investigated the number and utilization of donor lungs by retrospectively reviewing all donor organs registered in the Korea Network for Organ Sharing database from March 2012 to March 2016. The donors were stratified into 4 groups by donor acceptability criteria. A total of 1,304 donors were included...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110788/worldwide-trends-in-heart-and-lung-transplantation-guarding-the-most-precious-gift-ever
#11
REVIEW
Vera von Dossow, Joseph Costa, Frank D'Ovidio, Nandor Marczin
Transplantation is sadly a therapy to die for. The survival of a recipient with end-stage heart or lung disease requires the demise of a human being through brain death or cessation of circulation, with the noblest final act of offering one's organs to another. However, transplantation is constrained by severe hemodynamic, regulatory, inflammatory, and metabolic stresses in the donor, rendering the majority of offered organs unsuitable for transplantation. Coupled with our inability to acquire exact molecular and cellular information and missed opportunities for effectively modulating deteriorations of donors and allografts, anesthesia and critical care contributes to ongoing organ shortages...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107359/heart-transplantation-in-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-experience-from-the-nordic-arvc-registry
#12
Thomas Gilljam, Kristina H Haugaa, Henrik K Jensen, Anneli Svensson, Henning Bundgaard, Jim Hansen, Göran Dellgren, Finn Gustafsson, Hans Eiskjær, Arne K Andreassen, Johan Sjögren, Thor Edvardsen, Anders G Holst, Jesper Hastrup Svendsen, Pyotr G Platonov
OBJECTIVE: There is a paucity of data on heart transplantation (HTx) in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), and specific recommendations on indications for listing ARVC patients for HTx are lacking. In order to delineate features pertinent to HTx assessment, we explored the pre-HTx characteristics and clinical history in a cohort of ARVC patients who received heart transplants. METHODS: Data from 31 ARVC/HTx patients enrolled in the Nordic ARVC Registry, transplanted between 1988 and 2014 at a median age of 46years (14-65), were compared with data from 152 non-transplanted probands with Definite ARVC according to 2010 Task Force Criteria from the same registry...
October 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103157/evaluation-of-a-heart-transplant-candidate
#13
REVIEW
Sook Jin Lee, Kyung Hee Kim, Suk Keun Hong, Shelley Hankins
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Heart transplantation is the best option for irreversible and critically advanced heart failure. However, limited donor pool, the risk of rejection, infection, and right ventricular dysfunction in short-term post-transplant period, as well as, the development of coronary allograft vasculopathy and malignancy in the long-term post-transplant period limits the utility of heart transplantation for all comers with advanced heart failure. Therefore, selection of appropriate candidates is very important for the best short and long-term prognosis...
November 4, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099541/pulmonary-arteriovenous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-to-avoid-pulmonary-overflow-during-total-artificial-heart-implantation
#14
Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, Jessica G Y Luc, Fabio Sagebin, Joshua K Wong, Howard T Massey
Total artificial hearts (TAH) can be used as a bridge to transplant or, occasionally, as destination therapy for patients with severe biventricular dysfunction. Not infrequently TAHs are placed in patients with severe low flow states, in which the lungs of these patients are unable to adjust rapidly to the "normal" right ventricular output of a TAH. These patients may develop variable degrees of pulmonary edema secondary to stress failure of the pulmonary capillaries requiring increased respiratory support, which can occasionally be fatal...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095735/single-versus-multidrug-regimen-for-surgical-infection-prophylaxis-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
#15
Nana Aburjania, Brennan M Ertmer, Saira Farid, Melody Berg, Juhsien J C Nienaber, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, John M Stulak, Muhammad R Sohail
Infection is a serious complication of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy. However, an optimal antimicrobial surgical infection prophylaxis (SIP) regimen for LVAD implantation is not well established. We retrospectively reviewed all adults who underwent continuous-flow LVAD implantation from February 2007 to March 2015 at Mayo Clinic Rochester. Left ventricular assist device infection (LVADI) was defined using criteria published by the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplant. Patients excluded from the analysis included those who did not have HeartMate II or HeartWare device, patients with incomplete documentation of SIP, and those with an actively treated infection at the time of LVAD implantation...
October 31, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083021/sarcoidosis-associated-pulmonary-hypertension-treated-with-sildenafil-a-case-report
#16
Aneta Kacprzak, Monika Szturmowicz, Barbara Burakowska, Monika Franczuk, Jarosław Kober, Marcin Kurzyna, Michał Wilk, Sebastian Szmit, Adam Torbicki, Jan Kuś
Development of sarcoidosis-associated pulmonary hypertension (SAPH) significantly worsens prognosis in sarcoidosis patients. Unfortunately, there is no treatment of proven benefit for this condition. Medications used for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension are of great interest in this respect. Here, we report a case of a patient with severe SAPH treated with sildenafil. A significant, but only temporary improvement in functional status was observed, and the patient died of gradually progressing heart and respiratory failure while awaiting for lung transplantation...
October 30, 2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077666/direct-ultrasound-of-the-pulmonary-artery-helps-diagnose-a-rare-cause-of-right-ventricular-failure-after-heart-transplantation-a-case-report
#17
John S McNeil, Si M Pham, Julie L Huffmyer
Pulmonary artery anastomosis stenosis is a rare cause of right ventricular failure after orthotopic heart transplantation. In this case report, direct ultrasound of the pulmonary artery helped diagnose stenosis at a location not visible on transesophageal echocardiography or even with standard epicardial ultrasound views. It is important to evaluate all vascular anastomoses after heart or lung transplantation because surgical revision of these lesions is facile, but if left undiagnosed, significant morbidity or mortality is likely...
October 26, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075929/marijuana-use-and-organ-transplantation-a-review-and-implications-for-clinical-practice
#18
REVIEW
Harinder Singh Rai, Gerald Scott Winder
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Physicians of all disciplines must rapidly adjust their clinical practices following the expansion of marijuana legalization across the country. Organ transplantation teams are uniquely struggling in this gray zone with eight states having passed laws explicitly banning the denial of transplant listing based on a patient's use of medical marijuana. In this review, we examine the clinical evidence of marijuana use in transplant patients to enable psychiatric providers to meaningfully contribute to the relevant medical and psychiatric aspects of this issue in a unique patient population...
October 27, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070502/the-prognostic-value-of-follow-up-hemodynamic-variables-after-initial-management-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#19
Jason Weatherald, Athénaïs Boucly, Denis Chemla, Laurent Savale, Mingkai Peng, Mitja Jevnikar, Xavier Jaïs, Yu Taniguchi, Caroline O'Connell, Florence Parent, Caroline Sattler, Philippe Hervé, Gérald Simonneau, David Montani, Marc Humbert, Yochai Adir, Olivier Sitbon
Background -Hemodynamic variables, such as cardiac index and right atrial pressure (RAP), have consistently been associated with survival in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) at the time of diagnosis. Recent studies have suggested pulmonary arterial compliance (PCa) may also predict prognosis in PAH. The prognostic importance of hemodynamic values achieved after treatment initiation is less well established. Methods -Our objective was to evaluate the prognostic importance of clinical and hemodynamic variables during follow-up, including PCa, after initial management in PAH...
October 25, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055604/treatment-of-primary-graft-dysfunction-after-lung-transplantation-with-orally-inhaled-ap301-a-prospective-randomized-pilot-study
#20
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
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