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56 papers 25 to 100 followers Includes upper limb and hand vascularized composite allotransplantation
By Mafer Amber QxMD ambassador, Mexican med student currently in 4° year, doing clinical research in vascularized composite allotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249789/hand-transplantation-evolution-of-a%C3%A2-personal-outlook
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REVIEW
W P Andrew Lee
The field of vascularized composite allotransplantation-combining advances in reconstructive surgery, transplantation, and immunology-offers great promise for patients with heretofore unsolvable problems. In the last 30 years, hand transplantation has progressed through the phases of being a research subject, a controversial clinical procedure, a more widely accepted and expanding field, and now a promising endeavor undergoing refined indications. Although many lessons have been learned, few procedures in the author's experience have been as life-transformative in restoring the body image, motor and sensory functions, activities of daily living, and personal autonomy as successful hand transplantation...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222055/ex-situ-perfusion-of-human-limb-allografts-for-24-hours
#2
Nicole L Werner, Fares Alghanem, Stephanie L Rakestraw, Dylan C Sarver, Bruce Nicely, Richard E Pietroski, Paul Lange, Steven M Rudich, Christopher L Mendias, Alvaro Rojas-Pena, John C Magee, Robert H Bartlett, Kagan Ozer
BACKGROUND: Vascularized composite allografts, particularly hand and forearm, have limited ischemic tolerance after procurement. In bilateral hand transplantations, this demands a 2 team approach and expedited transfer of the allograft, limiting the recovery to a small geographic area. Ex situ perfusion may be an alternative allograft preservation method to extend allograft survival time. This is a short report of 5 human limbs maintained for 24 hours with ex situ perfusion. METHODS: Upper limbs were procured from brain-dead organ donors...
March 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211139/scabies-in-a-bilateral-hand-allograft-recipient-an-additional-mimicker-of-acute-skin-rejection-in-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation
#3
Jean Kanitakis, Emmanuel Morelon
Vascularized composite tissue allografts include skin, which frequently undergoes, in the early post-graft period, acute rejections. The diagnosis of acute rejection may be difficult as it can be mimicked by several dermatoses. We present a bilateral hand allograft recipient who developed, 16.5 years post-graft, cutaneous lesions raising suspicion about rejection. Physical examination and skin biopsy were diagnostic of scabies. This ectoparasitosis should be added in the list of dermatoses that can mimic allograft rejection in vascular composite allografts...
February 17, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149213/using-decision-analysis-to-understand-the-indications-for-unilateral-hand-transplantation
#4
Brett McClelland, Christine B Novak, Steven Hanna, Steven J McCabe
Background: Upper extremity transplantation has been performed to improve quality of life, the benefit which must be traded off for the risk created by life-long immunosuppression. We believe the process of decision analysis is well suited to improve our understanding of these trade-offs. Method: We created a decision tree to include a branch point to illustrate the expected recovery of useful function in the transplant, using the best estimates for utility and probability that exist. Results: Our model revealed that when the probability of achieving a good result, graded as Chen level one or two is greater than 73%, transplantation is preferred over no transplantation...
December 2016: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185062/decoupling-between-the-hand-territory-and-the-default-mode-network-after-bilateral-arm-transplantation-four-year-follow-up-case-study
#5
Carlos R Hernandez-Castillo, Jörn Diedrichsen, Erika Aguilar-Castañeda, Martin Iglesias
Several studies have suggested both a local and network reorganization of the sensorimotor system following amputation. Transplantation of a new limb results in a new shifting of cortical activity in the local territory of the transplanted limb. However, there is a lack of information about the reversibility of the abnormalities at the network level. The objective of this study was to characterize the functional connectivity changes between the cortical territory of the new hand and two intrinsic network of interest: the sensorimotor network (SMN) and the default mode network (DMN) of one patient whom received bilateral forearm transplants...
February 9, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975039/tumescent-technique-in-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation-secondary-surgery
#6
Alessandro Thione, Pedro C Cavadas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003109/bilateral-hand-transplantation-supporting-the-patient-s-choice
#7
M Dumont, L Sann, A Gazarian
Bilateral hand transplantation, as a fairly new reconstructive option for amputees, raises major ethical questions. This article, which is based on the reflections arising from the rich experience of Lyon's team in this field, addresses the topic of supporting the patient in his choice for or against this procedure. How should autonomy be understood in this particular setting? The developing field of composite tissue allotransplantation needs to establish a common thinking on this subject. The article emphasises that, even if it is their right to decide, patients have to be carefully supported to help them make the most consolidated choice possible in this challenging procedure...
February 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984215/psychosocial-evaluation-for-first-hand-allotransplantation-in-taiwan
#8
Nien-Mu Chiu, Yur-Ren Kuo, Yu Lee, Chien-Chang Chen
Hand transplantation has raised ethical and psychological concerns. Few studies have focused on reasons for not selecting candidates on waiting lists. To describe the psychosocial evaluation of referred prospective hand transplant candidates, we investigated candidate suitability by using 22-month follow-up data regarding the first hand transplant recipient in Taiwan. Pretransplant psychosocial assessments comprised an interview with 2 psychiatrists, a social worker, and a psychologist, followed by intelligence quotient scoring with the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale and Taiwanese Depression Questionnaire...
March 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859672/immune-activation-and-regulation-related-patterns-in-stable-hand-transplant-recipients
#9
Dorota Kamińska, Katarzyna Kościelska-Kasprzak, Magdalena Krajewska, Adam Chełmoński, Jerzy Jabłecki, Marcelina Żabińska, Marta Myszka, Mirosław Banasik, Maria Boratyńska, Agnieszka Gomółkiewicz, Piotr Dzięgiel, Marian Klinger
We assessed cell subsets and expression of a set of genes related to the T-cell populations in peripheral blood mononuclear cells to elucidate whether immune status of stable hand transplant recipients (HTx) differs from stable kidney transplant recipients (KTx). The study was conducted on five HTx 4.8 ± 1.7 years after transplantation and 30 stable KTx 7.9 ± 2.4 years after transplantation as well as 18 healthy volunteers. The research involved PBMC gene expression analysis of CD4, CD8, CTLA4, GZMB, FOXP3, IL10, IL4, ILR2A, NOTCH, PDCD1, PRF1, TGF-B, and TNF-A genes on a custom-designed low-density array (TaqMan) as well as flow cytometry assessment of lymphocyte subpopulations...
November 9, 2016: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881813/perspectives-of-us-and-australian-hand-therapists-about-pediatric-hand-transplantation
#10
Nitin Mukesh, Katrina A Bramstedt
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric hand transplantation (PHT), an investigational therapy, was recently performed in the United States. RESEARCH QUESTIONS: Perspectives of hand therapists about PHT patient selection (inclusion and exclusion criteria), team configuration, patient assent, and patient compliance were explored. DESIGN: Quantitative survey. We used a research ethics committee-approved 18-question e-link anonymous questionnaire to survey members of the American Society of Hand Therapists and the Australian (AU) Hand Therapy Association for their perspectives on PHT...
November 23, 2016: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826601/plasma-micrornas-are-potential-biomarkers-of-acute-rejection-after-hindlimb-transplantation-in-rats
#11
Hiroki Oda, Ryosuke Ikeguchi, Hirofumi Yurie, Yukitoshi Kaizawa, Souichi Ohta, Koji Yamamoto, Tomoki Aoyama, Shuichi Matsuda
BACKGROUND: The development of effective immunosuppressive regimens has resulted in many cases of successful hand transplantation. Visual skin inspection and histological evaluation are used to assess the rejection of hand transplants, but these methods are largely subjective. In this study, we aimed to determine the potential of microRNAs (miRNAs) as biomarkers for acute rejection in vascularized composite allotransplants. METHODS: In allograft group, 7 male Brown-Norway rats (RT1(n)) were used as donors and 13 male Lewis rats (RT1(l)) were used as recipients...
November 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740465/perioperative-management-of-a-bilateral-forearm-allograft
#12
M Clerc, J Prothet, T Rimmelé
Composite tissue allotransplantation (CTA) is a complex procedure requiring a multidisciplinary collaboration between surgeons, anesthetists, and transplantation specialists. We will describe the perioperative management of a bilateral forearm allograft performed at our facility. A 40-year-old man who lost both forearms was registered on the transplant waiting list; a suitable graft was available 11months later. Anesthesia required planning for vascular access, hemodynamic monitoring, fluid therapy management and prevention of deep vein thrombosis...
June 2016: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712754/metacarpal-like-and-metacarpal-hand
#13
Nidal Farhan ALDeek, Yu-Te Lin, Fu-Chan Wei
The metacarpal-like and metacarpal hand injuries are devastating conditions that render the hand nonfunctional. Although the metacarpal hand is well-studied, the metacarpal-like hand is never addressed. The authors, using the same principles as in the classification and treatment of metacarpal hand, propose an easy to follow treatment algorithm for metacarpal-like hand injury to guide the reconstructive surgeon. For both injuries, microsurgical toe-to-hand transplantation can restore an acceptable level of function if done properly...
November 2016: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681267/long-term-tolerance-towards-haploidentical-vascularized-composite-allograft-transplantation-in-a-canine-model-using-bone-marrow-or-mobilized-stem-cells
#14
Jeff Chang, Scott S Graves, Tiffany Butts-Miwongtum, George E Sale, Rainer Storb, David W Mathes
BACKGROUND: The development of safe and reliable protocols for the transplantation of the face and hands may be accomplished with animal modeling of transplantation of vascularized composite allografts (VCA). Previously, we demonstrated that tolerance to a VCA could be achieved after canine recipients were simultaneously given marrow from a dog leukocyte antigen (DLA) identical donor. In the present study, we extend those findings across a DLA mismatched barrier. METHODS: Eight Recipient dogs received total body irradiation (4...
September 27, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638100/technology-and-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation-vca-lessons-learned-from-the-first-bilateral-pediatric-hand-transplant
#15
REVIEW
Arash Momeni, Benjamin Chang, L Scott Levin
The reconstructive principle of replacing "like with like" is best met with vascularized composite allotransplantation in which the components of an existing defect are "matched" to the greatest extent possible in a single stage restoration. Hand transplantation is a labor-intensive and time-intensive process and can be conceptualized into distinct phases that include (1) patient selection and preoperative preparation, (2) technical execution of the procedure, and (3) postoperative rehabilitation and follow-up...
November 2016: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27556621/a-porcine-orthotopic-forelimb-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation-model-technical-considerations-and-translational-implications
#16
C Anton Fries, Carole Y Villamaria, Jerry R Spencer, Rory F Rickard, Vijay S Gorantla, Michael R Davis
BACKGROUND: The restoration of complex tissue deficits with vascularized composite allotransplantation is a paradigm shift in reconstructive surgery. Clinical adoption of vascularized composite allotransplantation is limited by the need for systemic immunosuppression, with associated morbidity and mortality. Small-animal models lack the biological fidelity and preclinical relevance to enable translation of immunologic insights to humans. Large-animal models have been described; however, limitations persist, including the inability of heterotopic models to evaluate functional nerve regeneration, and the sensitivity of primates to toxicity of immunosuppressive drugs...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624820/successful-recovery-and-transplantation-of-11-organs-including-face-bilateral-upper-extremities-and-thoracic-and-abdominal-organs-from-a-single-deceased-organ-donor
#17
Stefan G Tullius, Bohdan Pomahac, Heung Bae Kim, Matthew J Carty, Simon G Talbot, Helen M Nelson, Francis L Delmonico
We report on the to date largest recovery of 11 organs from a single deceased donor with the transplantation of face, bilateral upper extremities, heart, 1 lung, liver (split for 2 recipients), kidneys, pancreas, and intestine. Although logistically challenging, this case demonstrates the feasibility and safety of the recovery of multiple thoracic and abdominal organs with multiple vascular composite allotransplants and tissues. Our experience of 8 additional successful multiple vascular composite allotransplants, thoracic, and abdominal organ recoveries suggests that such procedures are readily accomplishable from the same deceased donor...
October 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27517505/donor-specific-antibodies-and-antibody-mediated-rejection-in-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation
#18
Annemarie Weissenbacher, Alexandre Loupy, Anil Chandraker, Stefan Schneeberger
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The presence of donor-specific antibodies (DSA) increases the risk of graft failure. Although DSA characteristics, human leukocyte antigen class specificity, mean fluorescence intensity and immunoglobulin G subclasses, and their impact on the graft are quite well studied in solid organ transplants, very little information is known about their impact on vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA). The aim of this review is to highlight recent publications regarding occurrence and effects of DSA, their follow-up and treatment in the field of VCA...
October 2016: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27517506/an-integrated-view-of-immune-monitoring-in-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation
#19
Antoine Sicard, Jean Kanitakis, Valérie Dubois, Palmina Petruzzo, Lionel Badet, Olivier Thaunat, Emmanuel Morelon
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) has several immunological peculiarities that imply a specific immune monitoring. Here, we provide an integrated view of current procedures of immune monitoring in VCA and potential complementary approaches learned from organ transplantation. RECENT FINDINGS: Because the skin is highly immunogenic and is the main target of the alloimmune response, immune monitoring in VCA essentially relies on visual inspection and pathological examination of for-causes and protocol skin biopsies...
October 2016: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27517503/standardizing-psychosocial-assessment-for-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation
#20
Sheila Jowsey-Gregoire, Martin Kumnig
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) encompasses hand, face, uterus, penile and lower extremity transplantation. Psychosocial factors are recognized as important, but no standard approach to the evaluation, selection or posttransplant care has been described and thus, the development of a standardized approach is needed. RECENT FINDINGS: Various psychosocial assessment tools have been reported. Body image and the functional impact of hand versus face transplantation are notable issues...
October 2016: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
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