Social Support May Unduly Influence Transplant Candidacy Social Support May Unduly Influence Transplant Candidacy

Social support is"highly influential" in transplant listing decisions and may exacerbate disparities, leading many providers to support revised criteria and guidelines, according to two recent studies.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: rs3761549, rs5902434, and rs2232365 are associated with an increased risk of acute GVHD and decreased risk of post-HSCT infection. PMID: 30027704 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of Laboratory Medicine - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Ann Lab Med Source Type: research
Authors: Wróbel-Dudzińska D, Alio J, Rodriguez A, Suchodoła-Ratajewicz E, Kosior-Jarecka E, Rymgayłło-Jankowska B, Ćwiklińska-Haszcz A, Żarnowski T Abstract Purpose: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous blood product without preservatives and rich in proteins and growth factors which make it possible for cells to differentiate, proliferate, and migrate, thus stimulating healing and regeneration of tissues. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of autologous platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of neurotrophic keratopathy. Methods: The study group consists of 25 patients with...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Authors: Gabanti E, Lilleri D, Scaramuzzi L, Zelini P, Rampino T, Gerna G Abstract Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)-specific T-cell response in kidney transplant recipients (KTR) helps to identify patients at risk for severe infection. To assess the T-cell response, this study compared our in-house developed reference test, based on T-cell (both CD4+ and CD8+) stimulation by autologous HCMV-infected dendritic cells (iDC) and subsequent detection by cytokine flow cytometry (CFC-iDC), with the QuantiFERON-CMV (QF-CMV) assay. Fifty-three HCMVseropositive KTR were enrolled. At the DNAemia peak, 33 (62%) had low viral load ...
Source: New Microbiologica - Category: Microbiology Tags: New Microbiol Source Type: research
Authors: Hsin MKY, Wong CF, Yan SW, Fan KY, Ho CKL, Bhatia I, Au TWK Abstract Clinical lung transplant was first performed in Hong Kong in 1995. In the early years, the volume of activity was very low. There has been a clear trend of increasing volume in the past few years. The recipient pathology is very different from the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) database, with complete absence of cystic fibrosis and alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, and a predominance of diseases of the pulmonary circulation. Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) has a much higher representation on the waiting list...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
Authors: Hsin M, Au T Abstract Lung transplantation is a proven treatment for selected patients with end-stage lung disease. However, the number of patients on the transplant waiting list far exceeds the number of available donor lungs, resulting in waiting list morbidity and mortality. The problem is further exacerbated by the low utilisation rate of available donor lungs, for fear of selecting a damaged lung and the resultant primary graft dysfunction. In the past decade, ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) has become part of standard lung transplant clinical practice in Canada and Europe, and it has been shown to impr...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
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Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 21 July 2018Source: Journal of Visceral SurgeryAuthor(s): L. Billiauws, L. Maggiori, F. Joly, Y. PanisSummaryShort bowel syndrome (SBS) is a rare disease, resulting from extensive resection of the small intestine. Depending on the severity of malabsorption, it will lead to intestinal failure, defined as the reduction of gut function below the minimum necessary for the absorption of macronutrients and/or water and electrolytes, resulting in a situation where intravenous supplementation is required. The risk of developing intestinal failure is related to the remaining length of small intest...
Source: Journal of Visceral Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Patients with chronic kidney disease are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Even after kidney transplant, the rate of CVD events and death remain elevated. Early detection of patients at risk would be helpful for guiding aggressive preventive therapy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate global longitudinal strain (GLS) as a predictor of CVD events and death after kidney transplant.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Right ventricular (RV) myocarditis (MY) is unrecognized, and its prevalence is unknown. We evaluated the prevalence of RV involvement in acute MY and its association with cardiac events (cardiac death, cardiac arrest, ventricular assist device, transplantation, and appropriate ICD intervention).
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2018Source: The Journal of Molecular DiagnosticsAuthor(s): Maria P. Bettinotti, Deborah Ferriola, Jamie L. Duke, Timothy L. Mosbruger, Nikolaos Tairis, Lawrence Jennings, Lisa V. Kalman, Dimitri MonosThe highly polymorphic human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes, located in the human major histocompatibility complex, encode the class I and II antigen-presenting molecules. which are centrally involved in the immune response. HLA typing is used for several clinical applications, such as transplantation, pharmacogenetics, and diagnosis of autoimmune disease. HLA typing is highly complex ...
Source: The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
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