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Hypoglycemia Following Pancreas Transplant: A Diagnostic Challenge in the Immediate Posttransplant Setting.
Abstract Few studies have described glucose metabolism in the immediate posttransplant period. Here, we report a 37-year-old female patient who had transient hypoglycemia after combined pancreas and kidney transplant for poorly controlled type 1 diabetes and renal failure. Although the patient's blood sugar decreased from 420 to less than 120 mg/dL and the kidney demonstrated graft function immediately posttransplant, at 19 hours after transplant, the patient's blood glucose decreased to below the normal range at a nadir of 59 mg/dL. When treated with intravenous dextrose, her blood glucose levels increased over 7...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - July 11, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Hsiao TI, Scalea JR Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

A Late Complication Occurring Due to Tacrolimus After Liver Transplant: Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome.
Abstract Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is a rare condition of the central nervous system that may occur in adults as well as in children. Clinically, it presents with mental status changes, visual loss, headaches, seizures, or coma. The diagnosis of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is based on the typical appearance in occipital and parietal lobes in radiologic imaging studies, such as computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging of the brain, which exhibit the typical appearance due to vasogenic edema. Causative factors include hypertensive encephalopathy, renal failure, preeclamps...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - July 11, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Usta S, Karabulut K Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Efficacy of the Sonoelastography Method for Diagnosis of Fibrosis in Renal Transplant Patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study showed a significant correlation between Banff degree and the acoustic radiation force impulse values of renal transplant patients. In addition to biopsy, sonoelastography can be beneficial for the diagnosis of fibrosis in renal transplant patients. PMID: 29993356 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - July 11, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Soudmand A, Ulu Ozturk F, Uslu N, Haberal N, Boyvat F, Moray G, Haberal M Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Retransplant of the Liver: 12-Year Experience of the Shiraz Organs Transplantation Center.
CONCLUSIONS: Because most patients required retransplants in the early period after primary transplant, the decision for retransplant must be considered carefully with full multidisciplinary evaluation and only in skilled hands. Retransplant in subgroups of patients with little chance of a successful outcome should be avoided. PMID: 29993357 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - July 11, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Shamsaeefar A, Saleh T, Kazemi K, Nikeghbalian S, Dehghani M, Mansurian M, Gholam S, Khosravi B, Malek Hosseini SA Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Sensorineural Deafness Following Tacrolimus Use.
Abstract Early trials of tacrolimus in renal transplant recipients have not revealed hearing loss as an adverse effect. Here, we present a case report and a review of the literature of deafness after tacrolimus use. The review of the literature and our experience suggested that the possible reason for hearing loss could be due to an initiation of a sudden spike in the tacrolimus serum level, which was later worsened by its cumulative toxic effect. PMID: 29969081 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - July 2, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Lakshmi BS, Vidya B, Reddy MHK, Kumar ACV, Ram R, Kumar VS Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

A Retrospective Comparison of TECAM and BEAM Conditioning Regimens Before Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant in Lymphoma Patients: Efficacy and Toxicity.
CONCLUSIONS: Our experience shows that the TECAM regimen is an effective high-dose chemotherapy for lymphoma patients before autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant. PMID: 29969082 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - June 28, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Patir P, Soyer N, Durusoy IR, Sahin F, Saydam G, Tobu M, Tombuloglu M, Vural F Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Kidney Donation From a Patient Who Underwent Endovascular Aneurysm Repair.
Abstract Organ shortage is the greatest challenge facing the field of organ transplantation in Korea. There are no reports of patients who have undergone endovascular aneurysm repair being considered as kidney donors. We successfully performed kidney transplant procedures in a 62-year-old man and a 57-year-old man using kidneys recovered from a 67-year-old female brain-dead donor who underwent endovascular aneurysm repair 6 months before organ retrieval. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of transplants performed with organs from a donor who previously underwent endovascular aneurysm repair. ...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - June 28, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Park H, Park SJ, Kyong K, Cho HR Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Comparison of Resection and Liver Transplant in Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
CONCLUSIONS: In patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, hospital stay was longer after liver transplant, but morbidity and mortality rates for liver transplant versus hepatic resection were similar. However, overall and event-free survival rates were better after liver transplant than after hepatic resection. These results suggest that liver transplant should be considered as the primary treatment option for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma secondary to cirrhosis. PMID: 29957158 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society fo...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - June 28, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Aksoy SO, Unek T, Sevinc Aİ, Arslan B, Sirin H, Derici ZS, Ellidokuz H, Sagol O, Agalar C, Astarcıoglu İ Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Therapy-Assisted Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Successful Bridging to Cardiac Retransplant for Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy.
ml;rkay C, Bayezid Ö Abstract Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy is being used increasingly in different areas. It has become an indispensable assistant to clinicians for hypoxic pulmonary disorders, cardiogenic shock, resuscitation, and during cardiac surgery. In this case report, we describe a patient who is bridged to successful cardiac retransplant under extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy support after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation. PMID: 29957159 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantati...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - June 28, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Kemaloğlu C, Özçobanoğlu S, Köksel U, Erbasan O, Gölbaşı İ, Türkay C, Bayezid Ö Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Multifocal Soft Tissue Cryptococcosis in a Renal Transplant Recipient: The Importance of Suspecting Atypical Pathogens in the Immunocompromised Host.
We present the case of a 47-year-old female renal transplant recipient who presented with refractory acute cellulitis 7 months after transplant. She had received thymoglobulin induction and was on a maintenance immunosuppressive regimen of tacrolimus, mycophenolic acid, and prednisone (5 mg/d). She did not respond to broad-spectrum antibacterial therapy for presumed bacterial cellulitis. Skin and soft tissue biopsies subsequently showed the presence of yeast; Cryptococcus neoformans was recovered in culture. Blood cultures, chest radiography, and cerebrospinal fluid sampling were negative, which resulted in a diagnosis of ...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - June 28, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Ajmal S, Keating M, Wilhelm M Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Cissus quadrangularis-Induced Thrombocytopenia in a Renal Allograft Recipient.
Abstract An elderly male renal allograft recipient presented with thrombocytopenia. He had a kidney transplant for diabetic kidney disease and was on azathioprine and prednisolone. He had taken Cissus quadrangularis capsules for backache. A bone marrow aspiration to evaluate the cause of thrombocytopenia showed megakaryocyte hyperplasia, suggesting peripheral destruction. Repeat platelet counts after stopping Cissus quadrangularis showed normal levels. PMID: 29957161 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - June 28, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Kulkarni MJ, Bhat AS Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Kaposi Varicelliform Eruption Associated With Chickenpox in a Liver Transplant Recipient.
Abstract A 43-year-old male patient developed varicella virus (chickenpox) 4 months after receiving a liver transplant. Within 5 days of complete recovery, he presented with widespread cutaneous vesicular eruptions involving the face, back, abdomen, and upper extremities. Tzanck smear showed ground glass inclusions in the nuclei of multinucleated giant cells, suggestive of viral pathology. The patient was subsequently diagnosed with Kaposi varicelliform eruption, a rare dermatologic emergency. He was treated with high-dose intravenous acyclovir and fully recovered. PMID: 29957162 [PubMed - as supplied by publ...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - June 28, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Azmi M, Nasim A, Dodani S, Laiq SM, Mehdi SH, Mubarak M Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Detection of Hepatis C Virus-Related Immunologic Markers and Their Impact on Outcomes of Living-Donor Kidney Transplant Recipients.
CONCLUSIONS: Presence of hepatitis C virus immunologic markers does not have a significant effect on patient and graft survival; however, it may be a clue for long-term incidence of chronic rejection. PMID: 29957163 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - June 28, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Denewar AA, Abbas MH, Sheashaa HA, Abdelaal I, El-Dahshan K, Matter YE, Refaie AF Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

ROCK Y-27632 Inhibitor, Ascorbic Acid, and Trehalose Increase Survival of Human Wharton Jelly Mesenchymal Stem Cells After Cryopreservation.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of different cryoprotective agents in culture and freezing media could be useful for long-term storage of Wharton jelly mesenchymal stem cells. PMID: 29957164 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - June 28, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Kamalifar S, Azarpira N, Sadeghi L, Ghorbani-Dalini S, Nekoei SM, Aghdaie MH, Esfandiari E, Azarpira MR Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Patient Sex in the Setting of Liver Transplant in Alcoholic Liver Disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Women with alcoholic cirrhosis showed a higher rate of ascites and encephalopathy but lower liver graft rejection than men with alcoholic cirrhosis. Survival rates were similar between men and women, although slightly lower in women who had hepatitis C virus. PMID: 29957165 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - June 28, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Legaz I, Navarro Noguera E, Bolarín JM, Campillo JA, Moya R, Luna A, Miras M, Minguela A, Álvarez-López MR, Muro M Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Conversion From Steroid to Everolimus in Maintenance Kidney Transplant Recipients With Posttransplant Diabetes Mellitus.
CONCLUSIONS: Steroid withdrawal using everolimus as maintenance immunosuppressive therapy for kidney transplant recipients may safely ameliorate posttransplant diabetes mellitus, achieve better glycemic control, and maintain stable renal function. PMID: 29911959 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - June 18, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Nanmoku K, Kurosawa A, Kubo T, Shinzato T, Shimizu T, Kimura T, Yagisawa T Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Liver Transplant for Perihilar Cholangiocarcinoma (Klatskin Tumor): The Essential Role of Patient Selection.
CONCLUSIONS: Liver transplant is a curative therapy for selected patients with irresectable Klatskin tumors, but further prospective studies are urgently needed. PMID: 29911960 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - June 18, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Dondorf F, Uteβ F, Fahrner R, Felgendreff P, Ardelt M, Tautenhahn HM, Settmacher U, Rauchfuβ F Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Liver Donation After Brain Death Following Intentional Ingestion of 99% E-Cigarette Liquid Nicotine 10 mL.
Abstract Incidences of brain death due to nicotine overdose by e-cigarettes have been increasing. In such cases, liver donation has been not reported because of the secondary damage to the liver due to metabolism of large amounts of nicotine. However, kidneys have been considered acceptable for transplant. Here, we present a successful case of liver transplant from a brain-dead donor due to intentional nicotine ingestion who did not have extensive steatosis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of such a case. PMID: 29911961 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clini...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - June 18, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Lee J, You Y, Park JS, Min JH, Yoo I, Jeong W, Cho Y, Ryu S, Kim S, Cho SU, Oh SK, Lee J, Ahn HJ, Jung SM Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Evans Syndrome After Successful Immunosuppressant-Free Living-Donor Liver Transplant.
Abstract Evans syndrome is an uncommon disease characterized by a combination of autoimmune hemolytic anemia and autoimmune thrombocytopenia concomitantly or sequentially with a positive direct Coombs test in the absence of any underlying known cause. Here, we present a case of an adult patient who underwent living-donor liver transplant that was preceded by bone marrow transplant 20 years earlier from the same HLA identical donor and who received a single-agent immunosuppressive therapy for only 2 months as prophylaxis against graft-versus-host disease. Two months after transplant, he developed Evans syndrome wit...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - June 18, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Badawy A, Kaido T, Atsushi Y, Yagi S, Hata K, Kamo N, Fukumitsu K, Okajima H, Uemoto S Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio in Renal Transplant Patients.
CONCLUSIONS: We observed dramatic differences in the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio at 1 and 3 months after renal transplant. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio of patients with malignant disease after renal transplant continued to increase. PMID: 29911963 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - June 18, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Ohtaka M, Kawahara T, Takamoto D, Mochizuki T, Ishida H, Hattori Y, Makiyama K, Yao M, Teranishi JI, Uemura H Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Baskent University Organ Transplantation Activities in Mid Asia.
PMID: 29895239 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - June 12, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Moray G, Torgay A, Haberal M Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Analysis of Causes and Risk Factors for Late Mortality After Liver Transplant: How Can We Obtain Better Long-Term Survival?
CONCLUSIONS: The main causes of late mortality in liver transplant are malignancy, recurrence of hepatitis C, infection, coronary artery disease, graft rejection, and biliary complications. Advanced age and hepatocellular carcinoma are independent risk factors that increase late mortality. PMID: 29863452 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Egeli T, Unek T, Ağalar C, Derici S, Ozbilgin M, Akarasu M, Bacakoglu A, Ellidokuz H, Astarcıoglu I Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Diabetes Mellitus After Pediatric Kidney Transplant.
CONCLUSIONS: Pretransplant awareness of risk factors of new-onset diabetes mellitus after transplant and close monitoring of hyperglycemia during the posttransplant period are mandatory. Transient hyperglycemia after kidney transplant is common, and kidney transplant does not alleviate the high risk of diabetes in patients with chronic kidney disease. PMID: 29863453 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Almardini R, Salaita G, Albderat J, Alrabadi K, Alhadidi A, Alfarah M, Abu Ruqa'a A, Dahabreh D Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Recipient But Not Donor Adiponectin Polymorphisms Are Associated With Early Posttransplant Hepatic Steatosis in Patients Transplanted for Non-Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Indications.
CONCLUSIONS: Genetic polymorphisms in the adiponectin gene of recipients (but not donors) are associated with early de novo posttransplant hepatic steatosis, independent of components of metabolic syndrome. PMID: 29863454 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: John BV, Aiken T, Garber A, Thomas D, Lopez R, Patil D, Konjeti VR, Fung JJ, McCollough AJ, Askar M Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Desensitization in the Setting of HLA-Incompatible Kidney Transplant.
Abstract The number of kidney transplant candidates is increasing sharply. Among them, at least 20% are HLA sensitized. For these patients, in the setting of both living- and deceased-donor kidney transplant, we may face donor-specific alloantibodies at pretransplant. In such cases, the microlymphocytotoxicity crossmatch may or may not be positive. Kidney transplant with donor-specific antibodies at pretransplant is known as HLA-incompatible transplant. At present, we can use many methods to ensure that the kidney transplant is successful, provided that the recipient is desensitized before or after transplant. In ...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Malvezzi P, Jouve T, Noble J, Rostaing L Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Application of Pediatric Donor Livers After Circulatory Death in Adult Liver Transplantation: A Single-Center Experience.
CONCLUSIONS: Appropriate evaluation of donors and recipients and accurate intraoperative and postoperative treatment can ensure successful application of livers from pediatric donors after circulatory death in adult recipients. PMID: 29863456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Zhang R, Zhu ZJ, Sun LY Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Toll-Like Receptor 4 in Renal Transplant.
Abstract Toll-like receptor 4 is a member of the cell surface pattern recognition receptors involved in pathogenesis of several infectious and autoimmune diseases. The wide range of Toll-like receptor 4 extrinsic and intrinsic ligands means that it has considerable ability to trigger infectious and sterile inflammation, the latter assumed to be the principal cause of ischemia-reperfusion injury. With the rising number of renal transplant procedures using deceased donors, in addition to prolonged ischemia time due to organ transport and consequently increased risk of ischemia-induced injuries, the prevention of det...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - May 30, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Assadiasl S, Mousavi MJ, Amirzargar A Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Notice of retraction.
Abstract This retracts the article Nursing Care After Kidney Transplant: Case Report. DOI: 10.6002/ect.TOND-TDTD2017.O22. PMID: 29809118 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - May 30, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Successful Management of De Novo Acute Hepatitis B Virus Infection With Entecavir in a Living-Donor Liver Transplant Patient.
Abstract The risk of de novo hepatitis B virus infection is lower after liver transplant using hepatitis B core antibody-negative donors into negative recipients versus hepatitis B core antibody-positive donors but can occur. Here, we present a 34-year-old male patient with acute de novo hepatitis B virus that developed 7 months after successful liver transplant. The case we report here is the first in the literature with regard to both switch from tenofovir to entecavir treatment and the presentation of de novo acute hepatitis B virus after liver transplant. The switch in treatment protocol resulted in significan...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - May 23, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Akbulut S, Harputluoglu M, Yilmaz S Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Evaluation of Neuroimaging Findings of Central Nervous System Complications in Heart Transplant Recipients.
CONCLUSIONS: Posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome and ischemic stroke were the most common neurologic complications in our heart transplant recipients. The other complications were hemorrhagic stroke, intracranial abscess, and intracranial dissemination of sinusoidal fungal infection. Neurologic complications are common in heart transplant recipients and should be identified promptly for early treatment. For the recognition of these complications, computed tomography should be performed for initial evaluation to rule out edema or hemorrhage. However, in the presence of serious neurologic symptoms that cannot b...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - May 23, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Turnaoglu H, Agildere AM, Kural Rahatli F, Yildirim Donmez F, Ocal R, Sezer T, Can U, Sezgin A, Aslamaci S Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Comparison of Different Conditioning Regimens of Haploidentical Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant in Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results demonstrated that myeloablative busulfan/fludarabine might be a highly effective and low-toxicity alternative for patients with acute myeloid leukemia. PMID: 29790457 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - May 23, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Jiang Y, Fang X, Sui X, Liu X, Li Y, Wang X, Xu H, Zhang L, Wang X Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Relation of Preoperative and Postoperative Echocardiographic Parameters With Rejection and Mortality in Liver Transplant Patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Echocardiography, being a simple and easily accessible technique that is reliable in excluding pulmonary hypertension diagnosis, can be used as a guide in the evaluation of right ventricular function and tricuspid regurgitation, particularly in patients who are not hemodynamically stable before and after liver transplant. PMID: 29790458 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - May 23, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Yilmaz KC, Ciftci O, Akgun AN, Muderrisoglu H, Boyacioglu S, Haberal AN, Moray G, Haberal M Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Problems With Unrelated Donors and Proposed Solutions: A Single-Center Experience.
PMID: 29790459 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - May 23, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Kozanoglu I, Ozdogu H, Asma S, Yeral M, Atar S, Tepebasi S, Has Cuhadar M, Ozturk M, Boga C Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Effects of a Structured Physical Activity Program on Habitual Physical Activity and Body Composition in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease and in Kidney Transplant Recipients.
In this study, we compared the effects of an individualized physical activity program on lifestyle, metabolic profile, body composition, and quality of life in kidney transplant recipients and patients with chronic kidney disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our study included 24 kidney transplant recipients and 15 patients with chronic kidney disease at stage 3/4. Body composition (impedance spectroscopy) and habitual physical activity (accelerometry) assessed at baseline were used to prepare the individualized physical activity program. Participants received repeated training, which was supervised during the first 2 week...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - May 16, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Masajtis-Zagajewska A, Muras K, Nowicki M Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Health Care Professionals' Attitude Toward the Presumed Consent System.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: This paper explores health care professionals' potential attitude toward organ donation if the presumed consent system were to be implemented in Malaysia, as well as factors associated with this attitude. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used self-administered questionnaires to investigate the attitude of 382 health care professionals from the University of Malaya Medical Center between January and February 2014. The responses were analyzed using logistic regression. RESULTS: Of the 382 respondents, 175 (45.8%) stated that they would officially object to organ donation if the presumed conse...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - May 16, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tumin M, Tafran K, Satar NM, Peng NK, Manikam R, Yoong TL, Chan CM Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Deceased-Donor Smoking History Is Associated With Increased Recipient Mortality After Kidney Transplant: A Population-Cohort Study.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Historical data have suggested that donor smoking is associated with detrimental clinical outcomes for recipients of kidneys from deceased donors. However, the effects of smoking status of a kidney donor on the outcomes of the recipient in a contemporary setting of immunosuppression and transplant practice have not yet been ascertained. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective, population-cohort study analyzed data of all deceased-donor kidney-alone transplant procedures performed in the United Kingdom between April 2001 and April 2013. Our study included 11?199 deceased-donor kidney all...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - May 16, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Gillott H, Jackson Spence F, Tahir S, Hodson J, Nath J, Sharif A Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

BK Polyomavirus Immune Response With Stress on BK-Specific T Cells.
Abstract Polyomavirus-associated nephropathy is a pertinent cause of poor renal allograft survival. Absence of defensive immunity toward BK polyomavirus may favor the occurrence of BK polyomavirus-active infection and influence the progression to polyomavirus-associated nephropathy. Humoral immune responses may offer incomplete protection. In this review, available data on both humoral and cellular immunity were examined, with a concentration on BK polyomavirus-specific T cells; in addition, their roles in BK polyomavirus cellular immune response and immunotherapy were discussed. This traditional narrative review ...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - May 16, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: El Hennawy HM Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Administering RiaSTAP for Congenital Afibrinogenemia During Liver Transplant.
Abstract Liver transplant has occasionally been performed in the presence of congenital afibrinogenemia and has been rarely used to treat it. Historically, to safely manage coagulopathy during transplant, these patients have been administered a combination of fresh frozen plasma and cryoprecipitate. In this case report, we discuss the first reported use of recombinant fibrinogen to treat such a patient and the decision-making process considered to balance the thrombotic and hemorrhagic risks. PMID: 29766777 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journ...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - May 16, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Giordano C, Johnson C, Lawson J, Rajasekhar A, Thomas E Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Graft Failure and Repeat Penetrating Keratoplasty.
CONCLUSIONS: Graft failure is a common indication among penetrating keratoplasties. Primary indications and reasons for failed grafts affect long-term outcomes. Therefore, a better understanding of the indications for risk, leading causes of failed grafts, and complications could help to determine effective preventive measures. PMID: 29697353 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - April 26, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Barut Selver O, Karaca I, Palamar M, Egrilmez S, Yagci A Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Comparison Between Bipolar Lymphatic Vessels Cautery and Suture Ligature in Prevention of Postrenal Transplant Lymphocele Formation: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Bipolar cautery of lymphatic vessels to prevent lymphocele formation in kidney transplant seems to be an effective, easy, and safe method. PMID: 29697354 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - April 26, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Simforoosh N, Tabibi A, Rad HM, Gholamrezaie HR Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Genetic Variation of Costimulatory Molecules, Including Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte Antigen 4, Inducible T-Cell Costimulator, Cluster Differentiation 28, and Programmed Cell Death 1 Genes, in Iranian Patients With Leukemia.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: There are limited studies about the possible relationship between genetic variations of costimulatory genes and susceptibility to hematologic malignancies like leukemia and lymphoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 59 leukemia patients. The polymorphisms of costimulatory molecules, including the CTLA-4 gene (-318 C/T, -1722 T/C, -1661 A/G, +49 A/G), PD-1 gene (1.3 A/G, 1.9 C/T), ICOS gene (1720 C/T), and CD28 gene (17 C/T), were analyzed by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism methods. RESULTS: Our results showed that the TT ge...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - April 26, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Ramzi M, Arandi N, Saadi MI, Yaghobi R, Geramizadeh B Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Early Immune Response to Acute Gastric Fluid Aspiration in a Rat Model of Lung Transplantation.
CONCLUSIONS: The acute inflammatory response observed in the present study is consistent with changes found in chronic models of aspiration-associated injury and suggests a potentially important role for mast cells in the development of obliterative bronchiolitis. PMID: 29697356 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - April 26, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Chang JC, Finn SM, Davis RP, Sanders NL, Holzknecht ZE, Everett ML, Barbas AS, Parker W, Lin SS Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Everted Suturing of the Inferior Vena Cava Is Addressed in the Abdominal Mouse Heart Transplant Model.
CONCLUSIONS: The procedure for everted suturing in the abdominal mouse heart transplant model was easy to perform and had a high success rate. PMID: 29676699 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - April 20, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Ren H, Zhang J, Wang H, Zhou S Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Impact of Allograft Nephrectomy on Second Renal Transplant Outcome.
This study was conducted to assess the effects of the first allograft nephrectomy on outcomes of a second transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 118 patients who received a second transplant between 1994 and 2015. Before the second transplant, 59 patients did not undergo a first allograft nephrectomy (group A). Group B comprised 59 patients who had undergone a first allograft nephrectomy. We compared sensitization, acute rejection, and survival of the second graft between groups. The risk factors of a second graft loss were assessed. RESULTS: The first graft survival was significantly longer in gr...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - April 20, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Muramatsu M, Hyodo Y, Sheaff M, Gupta A, Ashman N, Aikawa A, Yaqoob M, Puliatti C Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Single Center Long-Term Results of Pediatric Liver Transplantation.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Liver replacement continues to be the only definitive mode of therapy for children with end-stage liver disease. However, it remains challenging because of the rare donor organs, complex surgical demands, and the necessity to prevent long-term complications. Our objectives were to analyze 16 years of experience in the Shiraz University Organ Transplant Center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the records of 752 patients (
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - April 20, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Al Sayyed MH, Shamsaeefar A, Nikeghbalian S, Dehghani SM, Bahador A, Dehghani M, Rasekh R, Gholami S, Khosravi B, Malek Hosseini SA Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Klotho: A Promising Biomarker Closely Related to Kidney Transplant.
Abstract Organ shortage has long been an obstacle to transplant procedures. As acceptance of aging kidneys from expanded criteria donors increases, the long-term outcomes of renal allografts could be unsatisfactory. The klotho gene, which is known as an antiaging gene that is highly expressed in kidneys, is closely associated with chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury. Results from existing literature have shown a tendency to support Klotho as a renal protective protein owing to its pleiotropic effects. However, few data are available on Klotho in renal transplant. Whether Klotho serves the same purposes ...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - April 20, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Deng G, Liu D Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Effect of Intraoperative Single-Shot Application of Vancomycin in Liver Transplant Recipients on Postoperative Infections With Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis.
CONCLUSIONS: Although postoperative Enterococcus species infections can be reduced after liver transplant by adding vancomycin to the intraoperative antibiotic regimen, it does not improve the long-term outcomes. PMID: 29676703 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - April 20, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Siebers C, Kinzinger J, Hinske LC, Bauer A, Scheiermann P, Zoller M, Guba M, Angele M, Pratschke S, Weig T Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Occlusive Hepatic Artery Thrombus in a Deceased-Donor Liver Procured From a Donor With Blunt Abdominal Trauma Following a Road Traffic Collision Accident.
Abstract Here, we describe a case of occlusive hepatic artery thrombus in a liver procured from an 18-year-old deceased donor after circulatory death. The donor had died of multiple trauma following a road traffic collision. Occlusive thrombus was found at the hepatic artery bifurcation during back-table preparation. Consequently, the liver transplant did not proceed. We suggest careful assessment of hepatic arteries of all donor livers before transplant, particularly those from donors who are involved in deceleration injuries. Transplanting such livers may lead to primary nonfunction. PMID: 29633924 [PubMed ...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - April 9, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Ahmad N, Tahir W, Haque A, Dar F, Vilca-Melendez H, Srinavasan P, Heaton N Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

A Rare Case of Calciphylaxis in an Orthotopic Liver Transplant Recipient with Acute Kidney Injury.
Abstract Calciphylaxis is a rare disease characterized by calcification of small- to medium-sized blood vessels in the dermis and subcutaneous fat, resulting in cutaneous necrosis. Although most commonly shown in patients with end-stage kidney disease, it has also been reported in patients with other diseases, including alcoholic cirrhosis and malignancies. Here, we report an unusual case of calciphylaxis in an orthotopic liver transplant recipient with acute kidney injury. The patient, a 43-year-old white female with a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus, alcoholic cirrhosis, and normal kidney function, presented...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - April 9, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Nseir V, Bradauskaite G, Pedroza M, Minimo C, Zaki R, Chewaproug D Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Alemtuzumab Induction Reduces Early Rejection in Female Renal Allograft Recipients: A Single Center Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Compared with men, early female rejection is reduced and overall female survival is longer after alemtuzumab induction. However, intermediate-term female graft survival is less. PMID: 29633926 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation)
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - April 9, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Demeter J, Buck B, Zimmerman A, Mitro G, Rees M, Ortiz J Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research