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Dolichoectasia Presenting as Renal Artery Aneurysm in a Deceased Donor Kidney: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
We describe a case of fusiform aneurysm of the renal artery on a background of dolichoectasia in a kidney recovered from a deceased donor. The donor, a 57-year-old female, had died of an extensive nonsurvivable subarachnoid hemorrhage. Fusiform aneurysms involving the main renal artery and its superior branch had extended into the hilum with insufficient accessible stump for safe reconstruction. Placement of a stent through an intraoperative radiologic intervention was not possible without compromising renal perfusion. Consequently, renal transplant did not proceed. Dolichoectasia is a condition associated with generalized...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - September 4, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Silva ANS, Tahir W, Ahmad N Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Otorhinolaryngologic Problems in Liver and Kidney Transplant Recipients.
CONCLUSIONS: A diverse variety of otorhinolaryngologic conditions, including emergencies and potentially life-threatening infections, were seen in our kidney and liver transplant recipients, both during the early and the late follow-up period. All transplant team members should be familiar with the clinical presentation of frequently seen otorhinolaryngologic diseases. PMID: 30198839 [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 - September 4, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Hizal E, Akdur A, Buyuklu F, Ozluoglu LN, Haberal M Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Pilot Conversion Study From Mycophenolate Mofetil to Everolimus in Stable ABO-Incompatible Kidney Transplant Recipients: Analysis of 1-Year Follow-Up Data.
CONCLUSIONS: Everolimus elicited no acute rejection and no C4d deposition, whether everolimus was maintained or stopped within 1 year after conversion, in ABO-incompatible kidney transplant recipients. PMID: 30198840 [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 - September 4, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Uchida J, Iwai T, Nishide S, Kabei K, Kuwabara N, Naganuma T, Kumada N, Takemoto Y, Nakatani T Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Individual Histologic Lesions and Composite Scores in Implant Biopsies Affect Short-Term and Long-Term Kidney Allograft Function.
CONCLUSIONS: Intraoperative biopsies are important in identifying patients at risk for worse graft function, especially concerning absence of gain of function early after transplant and loss of function late after transplant. PMID: 30119615 [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 - August 17, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Trailin AV, Nykonenko TN, Ostapenko TI, Vildanov SR, Nykonenko OS Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Heat Stroke as a Cause of Liver Failure and Evaluation of Liver Transplant.
JF Abstract Heat stroke is a multiple organ dysfunction syndrome of poorly understood pathogenesis. Exertional heat stroke with acute liver failure is a rarely reported condition. Liver transplant has been recommended as treatment in cases of severe liver dysfunction; however, there are only 5 described cases of long-term survival after this procedure in patients with heat stroke. Here, we present 2 cases of young athletes who developed heat stroke. Both patients developed acute liver failure and were listed for liver transplant. Liver function tests of one patient improved, and he was discharged on postoperative...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - August 17, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Martins PN, Brüggenwirth IMA, McDaid J, Hertl M, Kawai T, Elias N, Chung RT, Markmann JF Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Posttransplant Malignancies in Adult Renal and Hepatic Transplant Patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite recent positive developments in the use of immunosuppressive drugs, posttransplant malignancy is still a health problem. Fortunately, most cancers in this patient group have good prognosis and can be cured by surgical resection. Transplant physicians should aim for early detection of these diseases. PMID: 30119617 [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 - August 17, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Rahatli S, Altundag O, Ayvazoglu Soy E, Moray G, Haberal M Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Single-Center Experience With Liver Transplant Using Donors With Very High Transaminase Levels.
h A Abstract OBJECTIVES: Elevation of transaminases has been used as a marker of hepatic ischemic injury and as a crucial parameter for liver graft assessment. However, analysis of serum transaminases has limitations regarding the quantitative assessment of liver necrosis and is not a reliable predictor of outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all liver transplants (N = 238) performed at the UMass Memorial Medical Center from 2009 to 2013. RESULTS: Fourteen liver grafts showed high peak aminotransferases alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotrans...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - August 17, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Martins PN, Rawson A, Movahedi B, Brüggenwirth IMA, Dolgin NH, Martins AB, Mahboub P, Bozorgzadeh A Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Prevalence of Incidental Findings on Multidetector Computed Tomography in Potential Nephrectomy Donors: A Prospective Observational Study.
in MM Abstract OBJECTIVES: Prospective renal donors are a select population of healthy individuals who have been thoroughly screened for significant comorbidities before they undergo multidetector computed tomography. Our aim was to determine the prevalence of incidental findings on preoperative multidetector computed tomography in a healthy cohort of potential living donors for kidney transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was performed of prospective living kidney transplant donors at a national kidney transplant center. Study inclusion criteria were all potential kidney donors who underwent...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - August 17, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: O'Neill DC, Davis NF, Murray TÉ, Lee MJ, Little D, Morrin MM Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Hyperventilation Syndrome and Sustained Hyperchloremia After Kidney Transplant: Time-Sequence Swing of Acid-Base Interpretation.
Abstract An interaction between regained renal function in a transplanted kidney and hyperventilation syndrome may interfere with correct diagnosis of acid-base status in patients with preoperative nongap acidosis. Here, we present a patient with glomerular nephritis and hyperchloremia who underwent kidney transplant. Progressively increasing bicarbonate reabsorption by the renal graft, which thereby changed the arterial carbon dioxide tension-to-bicarbonate ratio, resulted in a time-sequence swing of an acid-base interpretation despite persistent mixed respiratory alkalosis due to hyperventilation syndrome and no...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - August 17, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Bae K, Jee D Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Living Liver Donor With Fasciola Hepatica: First Case Report in the Literature.
Abstract The major advantage of preoperative magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography is that living liver donor candidates with complicated biliary tracts may not be exposed to unnecessary laparotomy. To the best of our knowledge, the case presented here features a condition so far not seen by the Liver Transplantation Society. A 27-year-old woman who presented to our clinic as a living liver donor candidate was evaluated but did not have a preoperative magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography due to technical factors. After parenchymal transection, the right hepatic duct was incised just distal to the bifu...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - August 17, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Akbulut S, Sahin TT, Kolu M, Isik B, Bayindir Y, Yilmaz S Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Cardiac Events Within the 30-Day Postoperative Period Is Associated With Increased 1-Year Mortality Among Deceased-Donor Liver Transplant Recipients.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Each year in the United States, approximately 40000 patients with a liver disorder will progress to end-stage liver disease and about 30000 of those patients will subsequently die from this condition. Liver transplant remains the definitive treatment option for end-stage liver disease, and understanding the causes of posttransplant mortality is an ongoing area of investigation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplant between January 2012 and January 2015 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Liver Transplant Program were review...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - August 6, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: James TW, Shay JES, Furfaro D, Ozseker B, Russell SD, Pustavoitau A, Rizkalla N, Saberi B, Philosophe B, Cameron AM, Gurakar A Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Accuracy of Milan, University of California San Francisco, and Up-To-7 Criteria in Predicting Tumor Recurrence Following Deceased-Donor Liver Transplant in Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the accuracy of the Milan, University of California San Francisco, and Up-to-7 criteria in predicting tumor recurrence after liver transplant for hepatocellular carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this study, 165 patients with deceased-donor liver transplant for hepatocellular carcinoma were evaluated. The Milan, University of California San Francisco, and Up-to-7 criteria were calculated based on explant pathology. RESULTS: Tumor recurrence rate after liver transplant was 14.6%. Of 165 patients, 115 (70%) were within Milan, 131 (79%) were within University ...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - August 6, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Saberi B, Garonzik-Wang J, Ma M, Ajayi T, Kim A, Luu H, Jakhete N, Pustavoitau A, Anders RA, Georgiades C, Kamel I, Ottmann S, Philosophe B, Cameron AM, Gurakar A Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Assessment of Atrial Fibrillation and Ventricular Arrhythmia Risk After Transplant in Patients With End-Stage Renal Disease by P-wave/QT Interval Dispersion, T-Wave Peak-End Interval, and T-Wave Peak-End/QT Interval Ratio.
H, Haberal M Abstract OBJECTIVES: The association between end-stage renal disease with atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias is well documented. The aim of this study was to investigate whether kidney transplant has any effect on P-wave dispersion, a predictor of atrial fibrillation and corrected QT interval dispersion, T-wave peak-end interval, and T-wave peak-end/corrected QT ratio, which are predictors of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with end-stage renal disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective study, 234 patients (125 kidney transplant and 109 healthy control patients) were exa...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - August 6, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Yılmaz M, Altın C, Tekin A, Arer İ, Yabanoğlu H, Çalışkan K, Moray G, Özin B, Müderrsioğlu H, Haberal M Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Self-Expandable Covered Metallic Stent (UVENTA) to Treat a Ureteral Stricture After Renal Transplant: A Case Report.
In this report, we describe the procedure and short-term outcomes of a patient with a recurrent distal stricture who did not respond to percutaneous balloon dilation. We decided to place this temporary stent as an alternative to complex surgery. The aim of the procedure was to get a chronic dilation of the stricture up to 7 mm to stabilize the fibrotic tissue. The procedure was easily and quickly performed by an antegrade and retrograde combined approach. The postoperative course was uneventful. The stent was left in situ for 7 months. No complications were noted, and the renal function remained stable. The stent was easil...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - August 6, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Sedigh O, Barale M, Preto M, Bosio A, Diena D, Rossi L, Righi D, Biancone L, Gontero P, Dalmasso E Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Predictors of Improvement in Renal Function After Heart Transplant.
In this study, our aim was to identify predictors of improvement of renal function after heart transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our study included a cohort of heart transplant patients treated from 2011 to 2016 whose main outcome was improved renal function, defined as glomerular filtration rate at 6 months after heart transplant of ≥ 10% compared with baseline (before transplant). Univariate and multivariate logistic regression was used to identify independent predictors. RESULTS: Our study included 83 patients, with 29% having improvement in renal function. Multivariate analyses identified baseline glomeru...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - August 6, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Ivey-Miranda JB, Farrero-Torres M, Flores-Umanzor E, Santiago E, Perez-Villa F Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Donor Nephrectomy May Compromise the Cardiovascular System: A Retrospective, Single-Center Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Nephrectomy may cause several hemodynamic changes in living kidney donors, which may exacerbate cardiovascular risks in this population. PMID: 30084761 [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 - August 6, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Söğütdelen E, Yildirim T, Haberal HB, Canpolat U, Hazirolan T, Doğan HS, Yilmaz ŞR, Erdem Y, Aki FT Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Urological Nephrectomies for Benign Disease: A Possible Missed Resource in Organ Donation.
CONCLUSIONS: There is no doubt that all should be done to save native organ function, and all salvage procedures and psychological testing must be robust before considering this route. However, within the group that proceeds to nephrectomy, some cases may have the potential to generate a new pool of donor organs suitable for transplant, helping to tackle the organ deficit in renal transplantation. PMID: 30084762 [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 - August 6, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Dholakia S, Sinha S, Vrakas G, Sullivan M, Vaidya A, Cranston D, Friend PJ Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Experiences With Expanded Criteria Donors: 10-Year Analysis of the Martin, Slovakia Transplant Center.
čiaková M Abstract OBJECTIVES: Kidneys from expanded criteria donors with diagnosis of brain death have become a part of the organ transplant program, which have thus increased the number of transplants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective analysis, we identified the expanded criteria donors in a group of 156 kidney donors at our center. Basic parameters of the donors before kidney recovery were collected. Graft function, graft survival, and patient survival at 1, 3, and 5 years posttransplant were compared in expanded criteria versus standard criteria donors. RESULTS: Expanded criteria ...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - August 6, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Dedinská I, Palkoci B, Vojtko M, Osinová D, Lajčiaková M Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Memoriam: J. Wesley Alexander, MD, ScD.
PMID: 30060728 [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 - August 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Haberal M Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Impact of Sustained Viral Response With Direct-Acting Agents on Glycemic Control and Renal Function in Hepatitis C Liver Transplant Recipients.
CONCLUSIONS: The benefits on glucose metabolism and renal function after a sustained viral response in liver transplant recipients appear to be limited to those with early chronic kidney disease and those treated soon after transplant. The potential benefits from direct-acting antiviral agents on these parameters may be overshadowed by the effects of immunosuppressant therapy. PMID: 30060729 [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 - August 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Saab S, Barnard A, Challita Y, Adeniyi A, Aziz A, Choi G, Durazo FA, El-Kabany MM, Han SB, Busuttil RW Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Liver Transplant in Patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: Long-Term Experience of a Single Center.
CONCLUSIONS: Liver transplant is a good therapeutic option for primary sclerosing cholangitis with satisfactory long-term outcomes. Liver transplant should be reserved for patients with end-stage liver disease and other conditions that significantly impair quality of life. PMID: 30060730 [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 - August 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Astarcioglu I, Egeli T, Unek T, Akarsu M, Sagol O, Obuz F, Ozbilgin M, Aysal Agalar A, Ağalar C Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

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