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Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society

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https://read.qxmd.com/read/31097680/prediction-of-three-year-mortality-after-deceased-donor-kidney-transplantation-in-adults-with-pre-transplant-donor-and-recipient-variables
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Ysabell Schwager, Simon Alexander Littbarski, Almut Nolte, Alexander Kaltenborn, Nikos Emmanouilidis, Dennis Kleine-Döpke, Jürgen Klempnauer, Harald Schrem
BACKGROUND Prognostic models for 3-year mortality after kidney transplantation based on pre-transplant donor and recipient variables may avoid futility and thus improve donor organ allocation. MATERIAL AND METHODS There were 1546 consecutive deceased-donor kidney transplants in adults (January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2012) used to identify pre-transplant donor and recipient variables with significant independent influence on long-term survival (Cox regression modelling). Detected factors were used to develop a prognostic model for 3-year mortality in 1289 patients with follow-up of >3 years (multivariable logistic regression)...
May 17, 2019: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31086126/pharmacokinetic-profile-of-prolonged-release-tacrolimus-when-administered-via-nasogastric-tube-in-de-novo-liver-transplantation-a-sub-study-of-the-diamond-trial
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Nasrullah Undre, Umberto Baccarani, Russel Britz, Irinel Popescu
BACKGROUND For patients unable to swallow during the immediate post-transplant period, immunosuppressant therapy may be initiated by administering prolonged-release tacrolimus as a suspension via a nasogastric tube. MATERIAL AND METHODS In this sub-study of the DIAMOND randomized controlled trial of prolonged-release tacrolimus in de novo liver transplant recipients, we investigated the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of prolonged-release tacrolimus when administered via nasogastric tube immediately post-transplant...
May 14, 2019: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31073118/prediction-of-nonadherence-and-renal-prognosis-by-pre-transplantation-serum-phosphate-levels
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Mineaki Kitamura, Yasushi Mochizuki, Satoko Kitamura, Yuta Mukae, Hiromi Nakanishi, Yuki Ota, Kumiko Muta, Hiroshi Yamashita, Yoko Obata, Takahisa Iwata, Masaharu Nishikido, Sachiko Kawanami, Miwa Takashima, Hitoshi Sasaki, Hideki Sakai, Hiroshi Mukae, Tomoya Nishino
BACKGROUND Identifying characteristics of patients at high risk of poor adherence before transplantation would be advantageous. However, the optimal approach for characterizing such patients remains unknown. We aimed to evaluate the association between factors for hemodialysis nonadherence and post-transplant renal prognosis. We hypothesized that these factors would influence post-transplantation adherence and worsen renal prognosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS We reviewed patients on hemodialysis who underwent kidney transplantation at our hospital between 2000 and 2017 to identify risk factors associated with poor prognosis...
May 10, 2019: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31061380/costs-of-long-term-post-transplantation-care-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Anna Łabuś, Mariusz Niemczyk, Łukasz Czyżewski, Magda Fliszkiewicz, Andrzej Kulesza, Krzysztof Mucha, Leszek Pączek
BACKGROUND Solid organ transplantations lead to improvements in patient survival and patient quality of life, as well as health care system economic benefits. However, over time, health problems can accumulate post-transplantation. Therefore, we hypothesized that in the late post-transplantation period, the costs of patient care increase. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively calculated costs of patient care in 306 randomly selected kidney transplant recipients who had different follow-up time periods after kidney transplantation (between 1 year and 25 years)...
May 7, 2019: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31048668/risk-factors-for-high-mortality-on-the-liver-transplant-waiting-list-in-times-of-organ-shortage-a-single-center-analysis
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Peri Husen, Julian Hornung, Tamas Benko, Christian Klein, Katharina Willuweit, Matthias Buechter, Fuat Hakan Saner, Andreas Paul, Juergen Walter Treckmann, Dieter Paul Hoyer
BACKGROUND Germany has the highest rate of patients dying or becoming unfit for transplant while waitlisted within the Eurotransplant region. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to analyze mortality as well as risk factors for mortality of candidates listed for liver transplantation at our center. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between 01/2011 and 12/2013, 481 adult patients were listed for primary liver transplantation (LT) at a single German center. Clinical and laboratory parameters were prospectively collected and retrospectively analyzed by univariable and multivariable logistic regression and Cox proportional hazards...
May 3, 2019: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31023996/living-anonymous-renal-donors-do-not-regret-intermediate-and-long-term-follow-up-with-a-focus-on-motives-and-psychosocial-outcomes
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Jonas Wadström, Bengt von Zur-Mühlen, Annette Lennerling, Kerstin Westman, Lars Wennberg, Ingela Fehrman Ekholm
BACKGROUND Living anonymous donation (LAD) of kidneys was introduced in Sweden in 2004. This study reports on outcomes of Swedish LAD experiences from 2004 to 2016, focusing on donors' motives, the care they received, psychosocial aspects, and medical status at follow-up. MATERIAL AND METHODS Donor data were collected through a physician interview, medical check-up, review of medical charts, the Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale (HADS), and a routine national questionnaire. Of the 26 LADs during the study period, 1 donor died and 1 declined to participate, leaving a study population of 24...
April 26, 2019: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31015392/role-of-allelic-imbalance-in-predicting-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hcc-recurrence-risk-after-liver-transplant
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Duilio Pagano, Floriana Barbera, Pier Giulio Conaldi, Aurelio Seidita, Fabrizio Di Francesco, Daniele Di Carlo, Marco Bàrbara, Fabio Tuzzolino, Angelo Luca, Salvatore Gruttadauria
BACKGROUND One of the most controversial problems for liver transplantation in patients affected by hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains the lack of an oncologic staging system to predict cancer recurrence after liver transplantation (LT). We analyzed allelic imbalance (AI) in 19 microsatellites, and assessed the post-LT HCC recurrence risk. MATERIAL AND METHODS Seventy-one patients were included; 18 had tumor recurrence within 5 years post-transplant. Molecular analysis was done in the primary HCC and peripheral blood samples: a total of 19 microsatellites was used to assess AI...
April 24, 2019: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31000689/study-of-hepatic-vascular-dynamics-based-on-symmetrical-pulsating-perfusion
#8
Jun Liu, Lanlan Tian, Songli Wang, Zhiwei Luo
BACKGROUND The traditionally used perfusion method is constant flow. This study proposes a novel method called Symmetric Pulsating Flow (SPF) and verified that this method is applicable. MATERIAL AND METHODS The fluid dynamic behavior of perfusate in the vessel, the shear stress, and the vascular deformation were simulated based on the bi-directional fluid-structure interaction. The differences of the fluid dynamic behaviors and the mechanical characteristics of vascular wall were studied and compared between the 2 methods during the process of hepatic perfusion...
April 19, 2019: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30992423/clinical-efficacy-of-pretransplant-vaccination-for-preventing-herpes-zoster-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation-in-recipients-age-50-years-and-older
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Chan Woo Cho, Jong Man Kim, Gyu-Seong Choi, Jae-Won Joh
BACKGROUND There have been no reports concerning the efficacy of pretransplant herpes zoster (HZ) vaccination following living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). MATERIAL AND METHODS From January 2013 to May 2016, 24 patients age 50 years and older received vaccination of HZ prior to transplantation and underwent LDLT at a single institution. We compared this to the 1-year HZ incidence of unvaccinated recipients (N=180) who underwent LDLT in the same time period. RESULTS For general characteristics, the MELD scores (p<0...
April 17, 2019: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30975974/endovascular-interventions-in-vascular-complications-after-simultaneous-pancreas-and-kidney-transplantations-a-single-center-experience
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Agnieszka Surowiecka-Pastewka, Marta Matejak-Górska, Michał Frączek, Katarzyna Sklinda, Jerzy Walecki, Marek Durlik
BACKGROUND Vascular failures are serious complications in pancreas transplantation. Open surgery is a reliable and quick intervention method, but it carries a risk of infection and bleeding. Endovascular procedures are rare among patients after a SPK, but are becoming more frequently used. One of the main risks of the endovascular approach is that the renal function impairment caused by contrast agent. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 200 transplanted pancreases at our center over the last 14 years...
April 12, 2019: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30967524/donor-dependent-factors-influencing-contamination-rates-of-conjunctival-swabs-of-human-donor-eyes
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Tobias Röck, Gunnar Blumenstock, Karl Ulrich Bartz-Schmidt, Matthias Bramkamp, Johanna Landenberger, Daniel Röck
BACKGROUND This study investigated the effect of donor-dependent factors on contamination rates of conjunctival swabs of human donor eyes. MATERIAL AND METHODS From July 2015 to September 2017 a total of 1008 conjunctival swabs from 504 consecutive human donor eyes were analyzed. Cross-tabulation, chi-squared tests, and Fisher's exact tests were used to evaluate the effect of donor-dependent factors on contamination rates of conjunctival swabs. RESULTS The mean conjunctival swabs contamination rate was 28.4%...
April 10, 2019: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30948702/cystic-fibrosis-from-qualification-to-lung-transplantation-a-single-center-experience
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Marek Ochman, Magdalena Latos, Maciej Urlik, Tomasz Stącel, Mirosław Nęcki, Zofia Tatoj, Fryderyk Zawadzki, Marta Wajda-Pokrontka, Piotr Przybyłowski, Marian Zembala
BACKGROUND Cystic fibrosis (CF) is congenital multisystem disorder, that leads to gradual deterioration of pulmonary function. Advancements in therapy of CF-related lung disease have delayed its progression. However, lung transplantation remains the only therapeutic option for majority of such patients. Aim of the study was to assess qualification process and outcome of lung transplantation as a treatment of CF patients qualified in a single center between 2011 and 2018. MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective study assessed 41 patients who were qualified to be treated by means of lung transplantation due to CF in Lung Transplant Program of Silesian Center for Heart Diseases between 2011 and 2018...
April 5, 2019: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30940797/outcome-of-rituximab-based-treatment-for-post-transplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-single-center-experience
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Cheng-Ying Zhu, Sha-Sha Zhao, Xiao-Kai Wang, Li Wang, Fei-Yan Wang, Shu Fang, Zhan-Xiang Liu, Li-Xun Guan, Yu-Chen Liu, Yi Ding, Li-Ping Dou, Li-Li Wang, Chun-Ji Gao
BACKGROUND Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a rare complication following solid organ transplantation and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (Allo-HSCT), which gives rise to high mortality rates. MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a single-center retrospective analysis based on 27 patients who were diagnosed with PTLD following Allo-HSCT between January 1, 2007 and June 2018 at the Chinese PLA General Hospital. The purpose of this analysis was to investigate responses and prognostic factors of rituximab-based treatment...
April 3, 2019: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30923305/re-association-between-renal-dysfunction-and-major-adverse-cardiac-events-after-liver-transplantation-evidence-from-an-international-randomized-trial-of-everolimus-based-immunosuppression
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Faouzi Saliba, Lutz Fischer, Paolo de Simone, Peter Bernhardt, Giovanni Bader, John Fung
Ann Transplant. 2018 Oct 26;23:751-757. doi: 10.12659/AOT.911030. PMID: 30361470, PMCID: PMC6248043 In the paper, the sentence on page 754, first column, lines 4, 5, and 6 has been incorrectly written:  At the month 24 study visit, mean (SD) eGFR was 74.7 (26.1), 67.8 (21.0), and 77.5 (26.2) mL/min/1.73 m2 in the EVR/rTAC, TAC Elimination, and TAC Control groups, respectively (p=0.007). The corrected sentence should read:  At the 24-month study visit, mean (SD) eGFR was 74.7 (26.1), 67.8 (21.0), and 77.5 (26...
March 29, 2019: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30910996/clinical-characteristics-of-acute-appendicitis-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#15
So Hyun Kwon, Sung Hyun Park, Hwa Young Lee, Eun Jeong Ko, Tae Hyun Ban, Byung Ha Chung, Chul Woo Yang
BACKGROUND Clinical characteristics of acute appendicitis in kidney transplant recipients may be different from those in the general population due to kidney transplant recipient's immunosuppressive state and position change of appendix caused by graft. MATERIAL AND METHODS Clinical characteristics of 10 cases of acute appendicitis among 2880 cases of kidney transplantation were evaluated, including diagnostic rate, location of appendix and complication in kidney transplant recipients. RESULTS Acute appendicitis was suspected in 9 of 10 patients (90%) with acute appendicitis based on clinical and laboratory findings...
March 26, 2019: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30898994/etiology-of-liver-disease-and-cardiovascular-abnormalities-in-patients-on-a-liver-transplantation-waiting-list
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Michalina Galas, Renata Glówczyńska, Zbigniew Lewandowski, Andrzej Cacko, Joanna Raszeja-Wyszomirska, Piotr Milkiewicz, Marek Krawczyk, Krzysztof Zieniewicz, Grzegorz Opolski
BACKGROUND The classical cardiovascular risk factors and changes in the circulatory system secondary to end-stage liver disease (ESLD) are associated with an increased risk of cardiac abnormalities (CAs) in patients waiting for liver transplantation (LTx). The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between the etiology of liver disease and the presence of CAs in patients qualified for LTx. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study enrolled patients qualified to LTx due to ESLD at the Clinical Hospital of the Medical University of Warsaw between 2013 and 2016...
March 22, 2019: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30886133/a-new-approach-to-accomplish-intraoperative-cholangiography-in-left-lateral-segmentectomy-of-living-liver-donation
#17
Lin Wei, Zhong-Tao Zhang, Zhi-Jun Zhu, Li-Ying Sun, Zhi-Gui Zeng, Wei Qu, Liang Zhang, En-Hui He, Rui-Fang Xu, Guang-Peng Zhou
BACKGROUND There are 2 main methods of bile duct division in harvesting left lateral segment of a living donor: 1) by intraoperative cholangiography through cystic duct with cholecystectomy, or 2) by direct vision with preoperative magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography. Here, we present a new approach to cholangiography by using the bile duct stump of the fourth liver segment (B4 stump) to achieve left lateral segmentectomy in pediatric living donor liver transplantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a prospective study of 221 living donors who had undergone intraoperative cholangiography via the B4 stump in the course of left lateral segmentectomy...
March 19, 2019: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30872563/prolonged-duration-of-brain-death-was-associated-with-better-kidney-allograft-function-and-survival-a-prospective-cohort-analysis
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Mehmet Ergün, Denise M D Özdemir-van Brunschot, Rogier A R T Donders, Luuk B Hilbrands, Andries J Hoitsma, Michiel C Warlé
BACKGROUND Brain death initiates hemodynamic, immunological, and hormonal changes that potentially compromise organ quality for transplantation. Therefore, it is generally believed that organs should be procured as soon as possible after the declaration of brain death. However, conflicting data exist regarding the impact of brain death duration on long-term graft function and survival. MATERIAL AND METHODS The effect of duration of brain death on graft survival and function of 1869 adult transplant recipients receiving kidneys from deceased donors after brain death was analyzed, using relevant donor and recipient characteristics and allograft related factors...
March 15, 2019: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30858349/the-incidence-and-risk-factors-of-low-oxygenation-after-orthotropic-liver-transplantation
#19
Mingli Zhu, Jiemin Wang, Qiaoling Wang, Kewei Xie, Minzhou Wang, Cheng Qian, Yuxiao Deng, Longzhi Han, Yuan Gao, Zhaohui Ni, Qiang Xia, Leyi Gu
BACKGROUND This study was designed to observe incidence and risk factors of low oxygenation after orthotropic liver transplantation (OLT). MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated all adult patients who underwent living-donor OLT between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. Postoperative low oxygenation was defined as PaO₂/FiO₂ <300 mmHg within 24 hours after surgery. Early acute kidney injury (AKI) after OLT was also defined when AKI was happened with 24 hours after operative. RESULTS A total of 301 patients, aged 50...
March 12, 2019: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30846678/surgical-safety-and-efficacy-of-third-kidney-transplantation-in-the-ipsilateral-iliac-fossa
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Piotr Domagala, Tamar van den Berg, Khe Tran, Turkan Terkivatan, Hendrikus Kimenai, Hermien Hartog, Dennis A Hesselink, Stephan J L Bakker, Jan N Ijzermans, Robert A Pol, Robert C Minnee
BACKGROUND Kidney re-transplantation is a relevant option for patients who are returning to dialysis after graft failure. However, evidence is lacking to what extend a third kidney transplantation in the ipsilateral iliac fossa is safe and effective. The aim of this study was to investigate the outcomes of third kidney transplantations in the ipsilateral iliac fossa compared to first and second ipsilateral fossa kidney transplantations. MATERIAL AND METHODS There were 2074 kidneys transplanted at the Erasmus MC Rotterdam and at the University Medical Centre Groningen...
March 8, 2019: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
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