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Historical Background of Pediatric Kidney and Liver Transplantation in Turkey
Exp Clin Transplant. 2022 May;20(Suppl 3):1-6. doi: 10.6002/ect.PediatricSymp2022.L.ABSTRACTThe cornerstone events of kidney and liver transplant history in Turkey are summarized herein. In 1975, we performed the first pediatric living-related renal transplant in Turkey. We followed this in 1978 with the first deceased donor kidney transplant, using an organ supplied by Eurotransplant. In 1979 the law on harvesting, storage, grafting, and transplant of organs and tissues was enacted; the first local deceased donor kidney transplant was performed by our team in 1979. In 1988, another ground-breaking event in Turkey, the Mid...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - May 16, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Mehmet Haberal Source Type: research

Pediatric Kidney Transplantation in the Middle East: Challenges and Solutions
CONCLUSIONS: Although pediatric kidney transplant is active in many parts of the Middle East, it is still inactive in others, mostly relying on living donors. The lack of deceased donor programs in most Middle Eastern countries is a main issue to be addressed to adequately responding to the increasing demand for organs.PMID:35570592 | DOI:10.6002/ect.PediatricSymp2022.L2 (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 16, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Bassam Saeed Source Type: research

Pediatric Kidney Transplantation in Africa: A Case Report
Exp Clin Transplant. 2022 May;20(Suppl 3):15-16. doi: 10.6002/ect.PediatricSymp2022.L4.ABSTRACTThis case report shows the vital importance of vigilant observation of patients after transplant. In centers where ultrasonographs are not available, exploration of the patient may be necessary to salvage a precious kidney. In the patient reported here, who received a kidney transplant at St. Nicholas Hospital in Lagos (Nigeria, Africa), reexploration resulted in an increased area for the kidney, with both improved urine output and graft function.PMID:35570593 | DOI:10.6002/ect.PediatricSymp2022.L4 (Source: Experimental and Clini...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - May 16, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Gabriella Hakim David Hakim Maria Abounader Nadey Hakim Source Type: research

New Immunosuppressive Strategies to Achieve Better Compliance and Results
Exp Clin Transplant. 2022 May;20(Suppl 3):17-20. doi: 10.6002/ect.PediatricSymp2022.L8.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35570594 | DOI:10.6002/ect.PediatricSymp2022.L8 (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 16, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Mohamed Hani Hafez Source Type: research

Donation After Cardiac Death in Children
Exp Clin Transplant. 2022 Apr;20(Suppl 3):21-26. doi: 10.6002/ect.PediatricSymp2022.L9.ABSTRACTThe wait list for organ transplant exceeds the rate of organ donation, especially in children. The solid-organ transplant rate has remained stable over time, despite increased demand. Although donation after cardiac death has helped to expand the donor organ pool for the adult population, this option remains scarce for children in need of transplant. Because long-term graft survival is more important in the pediatric group than in adults, we should reconsider the common notion that donation after cardiac death is inferior to dona...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - May 16, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Hassan Argani Source Type: research

Pediatric Liver Transplantation: Long-Term Follow-Up Issues
This study offers an overview of the long-term surgical complications, the consequences of immunosuppression (such as posttransplant diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and renal dysfunction), and the infection and malignancy risks. Finally, because quality of life is now an inclusive measurement of patient satisfaction, guidance on how to facilitate the transition to adulthood, empowering transplant recipients, is also provided.PMID:35570596 | DOI:10.6002/ect.PediatricSymp2022.L16 (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 16, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Maria Irene Bellini Augusto Lauro Vito D'Andrea Ignazio R Marino Source Type: research

Kidney Transplant in a Pediatric Patient With Congenital Abnormalities of the Urinary Tract
Exp Clin Transplant. 2022 May;20(Suppl 3):36-38. doi: 10.6002/ect.PediatricSymp2022.O3.ABSTRACTKidney transplant is the gold standard surgical treatment for patients with end-stage chronic kidney disease. Over the past decade, the frequency and prevalence of chronic kidney disease in children have been increasing, with it being a serious problem worldwide. Kidney transplant in Uzbekistan is still at an early stage, with the first successful kidney transplant performed in 2018. Here, we describe a successful kidney transplant in a pediatric female patient with a congenital abnormality of the urinary tract. The patient first...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - May 16, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Abdukhakim Khadjibaev Farhod Khadjibaev Pulat Sultanov Dilshod Ergashev Azizbek Ismatov Source Type: research

Association Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Anemia in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients
CONCLUSIONS: Vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency is common in pediatric kidney transplant recipients. Vitamin D levels should be measured, especially in all kidney transplant recipients with persistent anemia. Thus, risk factors associated anemia can be reduced by treating the deficiency/insufficiency.PMID:35570598 | DOI:10.6002/ect.PediatricSymp2022.O6 (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 16, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Beg üm Avcı Esra Bask ın Kaan G ülleroğlu Aysun Çaltık Yılmaz Emre Karakaya G ökhan Moray Mehmet Haberal Source Type: research

Clinically Different Presentations of Family Members With the Same Homozygote Diacylglycerol Kinase Epsilon Mutation: Case Report
Exp Clin Transplant. 2022 May;20(Suppl 3):45-48. doi: 10.6002/ect.PediatricSymp2022.O13.ABSTRACTMembranoproliferative glomerulonephritis and renal microangiopathies may manifest similar clinical presentations and histology. Many genetic mutations that cause these diseases have been reported. Studies on mutations in the gene encoding diacylglycerol kinase epsilon identified a novel pathophysiologic mechanism leading to atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome and/or membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis. Here, we present the different clinical presentations and treatments in 4 family members who carried the same homozygous dia...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - May 16, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Evra Çelikkaya T ülin Güngör Deniz Karakaya Evrim Karg ın Çakıcı Fatma Yaz ılıtaş Fatih Özaltın Mehmet B ülbül Source Type: research

Use of Eculizumab in Pediatric Patients with Late Antibody-Mediated Rejection After Kidney Transplantation
Exp Clin Transplant. 2022 May;20(Suppl 3):49-52. doi: 10.6002/ect.PediatricSymp2022.O15.ABSTRACTLate antibody-mediated rejection triggered by donor-specific antibodies is a leading cause of kidney allograft failure. Effective treatment options for late antibody-mediated rejection are limited in renal transplant recipients. Here, we report 2 pediatric cases of severe late antibody-mediated rejection resistant to conventional immunosuppressive therapy who were successfully treated with eculizumab. Two patients who fulfilled the late antibody-mediated rejection diagnostic criteria (positive donor-specific antibodies, elevated...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - May 16, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Meraj Alam Siddiqui Esra Baskin Feza Yarbug Karakayali Atilla Gemici Kaan Gulleroglu Aysun Caltik Yilmaz Gokhan Moray Mehmet Haberal Source Type: research

An Alternative Abdominal Closure Technique After Pediatric Liver Transplant: Bogota Bag Technique
CONCLUSIONS: Temporary patch closure techniques can be used safely in low-weight and young children, children with large-for-size grafts, and those who display increased intra-abdominal pressure.PMID:35570601 | DOI:10.6002/ect.PediatricSymp2022.O18 (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 16, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Emre Karakaya Ayd ıncan Akdur Ebru Hatice Ayvazo ğlu Soy Adem Şafak G ökhan Moray Mehmet Haberal Source Type: research

Endovascular Management of Hematomas in Pediatric Transplant Patients
CONCLUSIONS: Transcatheter arterial embolization is effective and safe for treatment of pediatric liver transplant patients with hematomas. Computed tomography has value in identifying the bleeding source and its anatomic relationships and may enhance our intervention abilities to become quicker, more effective, and more secured.PMID:35570602 | DOI:10.6002/ect.PediatricSymp2022.O19 (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 16, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Ozgur Ozen Fatih Boyvat Ali Harman Emre Karakaya Mehmet Haberal Source Type: research

Salvage Liver Transplant in the Treatment of a Child With Local Recurrence of Hepatoblastoma
Exp Clin Transplant. 2022 May;20(Suppl 3):62-65. doi: 10.6002/ect.PediatricSymp2022.O21.ABSTRACTHepatoblastoma is the most common primary liver cancer of childhood, accounting for two-thirds of primary malignant hepatic neoplasms. Radical surgical removal combined with efficient chemotherapy is essential for cure. Despite a complete tumor resection, hepatoblastoma may recur as isolated local disease. Intrahepatic recurrence of hepatoblastoma after liver resection is among the indications for liver transplant. Here, we present a patient who underwent salvage liver transplant for the treatment of local recurrence of hepatobl...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - May 16, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Ersin Gumus Hayriye Hizarcioglu Gulsen Hasan Ozen Diclehan Orhan Ali Varan Hilmi Anil Dincer Ahmet Bulent Dogrul Source Type: research

Clinical Features and Outcomes Following SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Pediatric Liver Transplant Patients
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the immunosuppression regimens, liver transplant patients in our series survived SARS-CoV-2 infection without serious sequelae and without graft rejection. Overall, liver transplant and non-liver transplant pediatric patients with SARSCoV-2 infection experienced a mild disease course.PMID:35570604 | DOI:10.6002/ect.PediatricSymp2022.O22 (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 16, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Meraj Alam Siddiqui O ğuz Bakirci Utku D önger Khaled Warasnhe Figen Özçay Mehmet Haberal Source Type: research

Vascular Complications in Pediatric Liver Transplants and Their Management
CONCLUSIONS: Vascular complications after liver transplant can cause deterioration in hepatic functions and acute liver failure. Vascular complications can be successfully treated in experienced organ transplant centers.PMID:35570605 | DOI:10.6002/ect.PediatricSymp2022.O23 (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 16, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Emre Karakaya Ayd ıncan Akdur Ebru Hatice Ayvazo ğlu Soy Fatih Boyvat G ökhan Moray Mehmet Haberal Source Type: research