Bilateral lobar transplants using one donor for two small size recipients.
We present here a case where one donor was used for bilateral lobar transplantations in two high-risk patients. Coordination between the graft preparation at the back table and the two concomitant LTx teams were necessary to minimize the ischemic injury of the grafts as well as to plan for adequate vascular and bronchial cuffs for both implantations. PMID: 31586617 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
To assess the association between serially measured N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) serum levels and disease severity in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and to assess its predictive value for death or (heart-)lung transplantation.
End-stage organ failure is commonly treated with transplantation of the respective failing organ. Although outcomes have progressively improved over the decades, early and late complications do occur, and are often diagnosed by imaging. Given the increasing survival rates of transplant patients, the general radiologist may encounter these patients in the outpatient setting. Awareness of the normal radiologic findings after transplantation, and imaging findings of the more common complications, is therefore important. We review and illustrate the imaging assessment of complications from lung, liver, and renal transplantatio...
This article reviews the specific imaging features of CF using conventional imaging modalities (chest radiographs and high-resolution computed tomography [HRCT]) as well as emerging imaging technologies (digital chest tomosynthesis and MR imaging). In addition, the authors review the CF-specific HRCT imaging findings that are essential in the evaluation of these patients in the pre –lung transplant and post–lung transplant settings.
Publication date: Available online 24 February 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Jay Kanaparthi, Mohammed A. Kashem, Manish Suryapalam, Huaqing Zhao, Stacey Brann, Eros Leotta, Kenji Minakata, Suresh Keshavamurthy, Norihisa Shigemura, Yoshiya Toyoda
The United States Public Health Service Flag Promotion ceremony for Rear Admiral (RADM) Richard W. Childs, promoted to RADM Upper Half O-8 in January 2020, is being webcast live on 3/27/2020 from Masur Auditorium. Richard Childs, MD serves as the Clinical Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He was commissioned in the USPHS Commissioned Corps as a Lieutenant in 1995 when joined the NCI as an Oncology Fellow. Following fellowship training, he was appointed a tenure-track investigator in the Hematology Branch of the NHLBI where he continues to conduct r...
A new website developed by researchers at Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) and the University of Minnesota (UMN) is making it easier for organ transplant candidates to choose which transplant center is right for them. The website, transplantcentersearch.org, was developed for candidates seeking kidney, liver, heart and lung transplants. Data for liver centers is currently live. Data for other organs will soon be available.
(Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute) A new website developed by researchers at Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) and the University of Minnesota (UMN) is making it easier for organ transplant candidates to choose which transplant center is right for them. The website, transplantcentersearch.org, was developed for candidates seeking kidney, liver, heart and lung transplants. Data for liver centers is currently live. Data for other organs will soon be available.
To describe right ventricular-pulmonary arterial elastance coupling hemodynamic phenotypes and their frequency in patients with advanced heart failure. Further, to evaluate the association of elastance-based indices with all-cause mortality, cardiac transplantation, and left ventricular assist device therapy.
Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding remains a major cause of readmission after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation, occurring in 17% to 40% of patients.1 The recurrent and prolonged hospitalizations associated with GI bleeding, including repeat endoscopies and blood transfusions, adversely affect quality of life. Gastrointestinal angiodysplasia (GIAD) remains the main cause of bleeding in LVAD patients, accounting for at least one third of cases. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has been shown to be highly expressed in intestinal angiodysplasias and to be directly involved in the pathogenesis of GIAD2.
We describe the association between illness severity and outcomes in this population.