NHS no longer uses post-it notes for heart transplants
The pioneering system is 300 times faster, NHS Blood and Transplant experts claim, and has removed around 40 lengthy steps from the organ matching process.
CONCLUSIONS: As transplant recipients are susceptible to skin changes, especially after immunosuppressant treatments, a dermatological follow-up should be scheduled for each patient. PMID: 30014685 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2018Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral RadiologyAuthor(s): Manoela S. Pereira, Vivian P. Wagner, Maria Cristina Munerato, Nadine O. Clausell, Livia A. Goldraich, Marco Antonio T. Martins, Manoela D. Martins, Vinicius C. Carrard
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Marisol Guadalupe Ascencio-Lemus, Eduardo Barge-Caballero, María J. Paniagua-Martín, Gonzalo Barge-Caballero, David Couto-Mallón, María G. Crespo-Leiro
This study is able to show uniform results that lie on a single side of the hemostatic scale (no thromboses, some bleeding). It is this type of result that can lead us to be conservative with anticoagulation. However, this trial is rare in the evolution of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) device management.
AbstractPrevious studies have detected adenovirus and cytomegalovirus (CMV) in cardiac tissue of patients with myocarditis. Therefore, in this study, we investigated the frequency of these viruses, which may be involved in the development of severe dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Myocardial tissue from of 23 cardiac transplant candidates with acute idiopathic DCM below the age of 40 years were analyzed by amplification of adenovirus and CMV DNA and subsequent sequencing. Adenovirus was detected in four (17.4%) and CMV in one (4.3%) of the patients. All controls were negative for the presence of both viruses. Our study shows ...
In what ways might heart transplantation impact exercise tolerance?Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center led the nation in the number of solid organ transplants performed in 2017, with 641 procedures that included kidney, pancreas, lung, heart and intestine transplants, according to statistics from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.UCLA recorded 363 kidney transplants in 2017, making it the year ’s top kidney transplant center.Other medical centers with a high number of solid organ transplants in 2017 were UC San Francisco; Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri; and the University of Wisconsin ’s University Hospital in Ma...
Emerging clinical evidence has suggested that short-term mechanical augmentation of cardiac output (CO) may not consistently improve mortality in patients with cardiogenic shock (CS), despite improvements in hemodynamics. Such failures could reflect the underlying complexity of the mechanisms that contribute to malperfusion and organ dysfunction in CS. Distinct molecular and physiologic shock endophenotypes likely exist among patients with CS, with hemodynamic aberrations as the inciting insult, but not necessarily the primary drivers of clinical outcomes.
AbstractPurpose of ReviewBiopsy-negative rejection is a condition defined by a cardiac dysfunction with a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤ 45% with normal histology and with the absence of other causes of cardiac allograft damage. The purpose of this review is to determine the incidence of biopsy-negative rejection, the therapeutics, and the outcome in the light of new techniques of evaluation or detection of acute rejection in h eart-transplanted patients. Although rare, many physicians have once experienced this difficult situation. Even though it is considered the gold standard for the diagnosis of ...
Conclusions: Conventional echocardiographic parameters at presentation and during follow-up are potential markers for transplant-free survival in children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.