Graft protective effect of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor Pravastatin in murine cardiac allograft transplantation
The HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (Statin), which reduces serum cholesterol has been demonstrated in the control of immune responses and may potential play an important role in the regulation of acute and chronic rejection in organ transplantations. We investigated the graft-protective effect of a kind of statin, Pravastatin, in the survival of fully MHC-mismatched murine cardiac allograft transplantation. Fully vascularized heterotopic hearts from C57BL/6 donors were transplanted into CBA recipients by using microsurgical techniques. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 5, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Enzhi Yin, Masanori Hara, Masateru Uchiyama, Masanori Niimi Source Type: research

An unusual case of Pulmonary Mucormycosis
Invasive fungal infections in solid organ transplant recipients are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Of these fungal infections Mucormycosis presents as an aggressive, frequently fatal angioinvasive infection. Immunocompromised host and Diabetes are important risk factors. These infections are frequently difficult to diagnose. A high index of suspicion in appropriate setting and early, aggressive treatment with the newer antifungal agents have altered the previously grave prognosis. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 5, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Sajan Thomas, Basant Pawar, David Fernandes, Sajith Nayar, Pratish George, Sajiv Cherian Source Type: research

High-Dose Intravenous Immunoglobulin Treatment of Polyomavirus Nephropathy Developing After T Cell –Mediated Rejection Treatment: A Case Report
Reactivation of BK polyomavirus causes destructive virus allograft nephropathy; however, treatment options are limited. Herein, we report a case in which a patient with T cell –mediated rejection was treated with steroid therapy. The patient subsequently developed BK viremia and was successfully treated by using intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) after failing to respond to conventional treatment. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 2, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: S.D. Hwang, J.H. Lee, S.W. Lee, J.K. Kim, M.-J. Kim, J.H. Song Source Type: research

Effect of Low-Dose Vs Standard-Dose Valganciclovir in the Prevention of Cytomegalovirus Disease in Kidney Transplantation Recipients: A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis
Valganciclovir is widely used to prevent post-transplant cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in kidney transplant patients. However, the currently used dose remains controversial because the continuous use of this drug decreases kidney function and can induce leukopenia. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 2, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: S.D. Hwang, J.H. Lee, S.W. Lee, J.K. Kim, M.-J. Kim, J.H. Song Source Type: research

Impact of Volatile Anesthetic Agents on Early Clinical Outcomes in Liver Transplantation
This study compares inhaled anesthetics in early liver allograft IRI. LT recipient and organ donor data were extracted retrospectively for all LTs at a single center between 2001 and  2015. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: R.S. Mangus, S.B. Kinsella, D.T. Farar, J.A. Fridell, L.T. Woolf, C.A. Kubal Tags: Milestones in Transplantation Source Type: research

High-Mobility Group Box 1 Protein Regulates Autophagy in LO2 Cells Following Anoxia-Reoxygenation Injury
This study aimed to assess the role of high-mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1) in autophagy in LO2 cells following anoxia-reoxygenation injury. LO2 cells were pretreated with the HMGB1 inhibitor ammonium glycyrrhizinate (1000 μmol/L) or the HMGB1 agonist recombinant HMGB1 (rHMGB1, 10 ng/mL) at proper concentrations before induction of anoxia-reoxygenation injury. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) levels and cell viability were evaluated. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: M. Li, G. Peng, Q. Ye, Y. Wang, Y. Xiong, R. Wang, Z. Yang Tags: Milestones in Transplantation Source Type: research

Outcome of Kidney Transplantation From Donor After Cardiac Death: Reanalysis of the US Mycophenolic Renal Transplant Registry
Kidney transplantation is limited by the shortage of donor kidneys. Donation after cardiac death (DCD) has been explored to alleviate this problem. To better understand the outcome of DCD kidney transplantation, we reanalyzed the Mycophenolic Renal Transplant (MORE) Registry. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: D. Zhu, K. McCague, W. Lin, R. Rong, M. Xu, L. Chan, T. Zhu Tags: Milestones in Transplantation Source Type: research

Outcomes of Liver Transplant Recipients With Model for End-Stage Liver Disease Exception: Single-Center Experience in the Northeast of Brazil
The objective of this study was to establish the profile of the patients submitted to liver transplantation with MELD exceptions based on symptoms in the University Hospital Walter Cant ídio, Ceara, Brazil, between the years of 2012 and 2015, analyzing donor and recipient data, with special attention to patients with refractory ascites and recurrent encephalopathy, including survival rates. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: G.R. Coelho, A.M. Praciano, G.N.R. Viana, C.A. Lima, B.A. Feitosa Neto, J.H.P. Garcia Tags: Milestones in Transplantation Source Type: research

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Graft Loss Among Female Liver Transplant Recipients
Racial differences in post-liver transplantation (LT) outcomes are identified in predominantly male cohorts. Despite known sex differences in a spectrum of liver-related outcomes, it is not known how race influences graft outcomes in women. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: S. Dave, J.L. Dodge, N.A. Terrault, M. Sarkar Tags: Milestones in Transplantation Source Type: research

Investigation of BK Virus by Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction in Patients With Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation
In this study, we investigated BKV DNA in serum and plasma and urine specimens by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: F. Ek şi, T. Karslıgil, İ. Gündeş, M. Sağlam, M.P. Kırık, M.S. Büdeyri, H. Haydaroğlu Şahin, M. Pehlivan Tags: Milestones in Transplantation Source Type: research

Effect of Sirolimus on Native Total Kidney Volume After Transplantation in Patients with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study
The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway has been shown to be central to cyst formation and growth in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Drugs that suppress mTOR signaling are frequently used as antiproliferative agents for maintenance immunosuppression in patients who have undergone kidney transplantation. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of sirolimus, an mTOR inhibitor, on cyst volume regression in patients with ADPKD who have undergone renal transplantation. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: S. Davis, J. Gralla, L. Chan, A. Wiseman, C.L. Edelstein Tags: Milestones in Transplantation Source Type: research

Comparison of Perioperative Renal Function Between Epidural and Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesia After Living-Donor Hepatectomy: A Retrospective Study
Sympathetic blockade associated with epidural analgesia was reported to be a risk factor for acute kidney injury (AKI) following liver resection. The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence of AKI after living-donor hepatectomies according to the type of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA). (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: S.Y. Ham, E.J. Kim, T.H. Kim, B.-N. Koo Tags: Milestones in Transplantation Source Type: research

Safety of Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy Regarding Renal Function in Post –Liver Transplant Patients Infected with Hepatitis C Virus and a 100% 12-Week Sustained Virologic Response—A Single-Center Study
Patients after liver transplantation (LT) with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection often suffer from renal or hepatic impairment. Treating patients after LT with direct-acting antivirals (DAA) might result in decreasing renal function due to interaction of DAA and immunosuppressive therapy. In this single-center study we analyzed clinical parameters of 18 HCV-infected patients treated with DAA therapy after LT. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: G. Peschel, L. Moleda, L. Baier, M. Selgrad, S. Schmid, M.N. Scherer, M. M üller, K. Weigand Tags: Milestones in Transplantation Source Type: research

Similar Microvascular Inflammation and Tubulointerstitial Injury in ABO-Incompatible and Matched ABO-Compatible Kidney Allografts
ABO-incompatible (ABOi) kidney transplantation represents a viable tool to increase the donor pool for kidney transplantation, however, increased alloimmune response has been debated. The early outcomes of 25 low-risk ABOi kidney transplant recipients were compared with thoroughly matched 50 ABO-compatible (ABOc) ones. The matching process was based on gender and age of recipients and immunologic parameters, such as panel reactive antibodies, number of human leukocyte antigen mismatches, and transplantation era. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: K. Osickova, A. Parikova, J. Maluskova, J. Fronek, O. Viklicky Tags: Milestones in Transplantation Source Type: research

Renal Doppler Resistance Indices in Kidney Transplant Recipients With Proteinuria
The onset of proteinuria in renal transplant recipients may be associated with an increased risk of allograft failure. Little is known about the relationships between factors influencing proteinuria and the Doppler ultrasound (DU) intrarenal resistive index (RI) and pulsatility index (PI) among donor recipients with proteinuria   (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: M. Boran, E. Boran, M. Boran, M. Tola Tags: Milestones in Transplantation Source Type: research

Minimizing Hepatic Artery Thrombosis and Establishing Safety of Grafts With Dual Arteries in Living Donor Liver Transplantation
Hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) is a dreaded complication following living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) and can lead to graft failure and biliary complications. We evaluated the results of our arterial anastomotic technique and outcomes in grafts with dual arterial supply. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: N.N. Mehta, V. Mangla, V. Varma, S. Lalwani, S. Mehrotra, D. Chawla, S. Nundy Tags: Milestones in Transplantation Source Type: research

De Novo Autoimmune Hepatitis Following Liver Transplantation
De novo autoimmune hepatitis, also known as plasma cell hepatitis, is an increasingly recognized entity following liver transplantation. The aim of this study is to investigate the long-term outcomes of patients with de novo autoimmune hepatitis. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: J.H. Kwon, I.A. Hanouneh, D. Allende, L. Yerian, T. Diago, B. Eghtesad, N.N. Zein Tags: Milestones in Transplantation Source Type: research

Perfusion of a Kidney Graft From a Donor After Cardiac Death Based on Immediately Started Pulsatile Machine Perfusion —An Experimental Study on a Small Animal
There is still a lack of organs for kidney transplantation. The aim of our experimental animal study was to improve the quality of the kidney grafts from donors after cardiac death (DCD) using immediate start of machine perfusion instead of perfusion based on hydrostatic pressure. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: V. Opatrn ý, J. Moláček, V. Třeška, R. Matějka, O. Hes Tags: Milestones in Transplantation Source Type: research

Mechanism of Nucleoside Triphosphate Diphosphohydrolase-1 –Associated Imbalance in Adenosine Diphosphate Degradation, B-Cell Activation, and Related Injury During Acute Antibody-Mediated Rejection
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase-1 (NTPDase1) during acute antibody-mediated rejection (AMR). (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: X. Wang, Y. Zhang, G. Wei, Z. Li, D. Tian, W. Huang Tags: Milestones in Transplantation Source Type: research

Thymoglobulin Versus Basiliximab Induction Therapy in Low-Risk Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Single-Center Experience
The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines recommend that T-cell –depleting agents should be used only for kidney transplant (KT) recipients at high immunologic risk. However, the effects of thymoglobulin induction therapy in low–immunologic risk KT recipients on tacrolimus, mycophenolic acid, and steroid have not been elucidated yet. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: H. Lee, S. Lee, J.S. Jeon, S.H. Kwon, H. Noh, D.C. Han, S. Yun, D. Song Tags: Milestones in Transplantation Source Type: research

Pediatric Renal Transplantation: Evaluation of Long-Term Outcomes and Comparison to Adult Population
In Europe, pediatric transplantation accounts for only about 4% of all kidney transplantations performed. The aim of our work is to evaluate the evolution of pediatric renal transplantation in our department over time, but also to compare this special population with the adult one. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: H. Antunes, B. Parada, E. Tavares-da-Silva, J. Carvalho, C. Bastos, A. Roseiro, P. Nunes, A. Figueiredo Tags: Milestones in Transplantation Source Type: research

Improving the Prediction of Mortality in the High Model for End-Stage Liver Disease Score Liver Transplant Recipient: A Role for the Left Atrial Volume Index
Left atrial volume index (LAVI) is an echocardiographic measurement used in assessing diastolic dysfunction, and is associated with mortality in many populations. In this retrospective cohort study including 254 patients, we investigated whether LAVI is an independent predictor of post –liver transplantation mortality using multivariable Cox regression. We found that elevated LAVI was associated with increased mortality among patients with high Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores, but not among those with lower MELD scores, indicating that recipients with high LAVI v alues and high MELD scores may represe...
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: B.D. Ershoff, J.S. Gordin, G. Vorobiof, D. Elashoff, R.H. Steadman, J.C. Scovotti, C.L. Wray Tags: Milestones in Transplantation Source Type: research

Long-Term Effects of Pregnancy on Renal Graft Function in Women After Kidney Transplantation Compared With Matched Controls
An important benefit associated with kidney transplantation in women of child-bearing age is increased fertility. We retrospectively evaluated the maternal and fetal complications and evolution of graft function associated with 22 pregnancies post –kidney and kidney-pancreas transplantation, compared with controls without pregnancy post-transplantation, who were matched for gender, year of transplantation, type of donor, age at transplantation, number of transplants, type of transplant (kidney vs kidney-pancreas), and cause of native kidney failure, as well as for renal parameters including serum creatinine and urine...
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: S. Svetitsky, R. Baruch, I.F. Schwartz, D. Schwartz, R. Nakache, Y. Goykhman, P. Katz, A. Grupper Tags: Milestones in Transplantation Source Type: research

Role of Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation in the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Within and Beyond Milan Criteria: A Comparative Study
In the context of the shortage of donors, adult living donor liver transplantation (aLDLT) represents a feasible alternative for patients within as well as beyond the Milan criteria. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: M.C. Pavel, S. Sanchez Cabus, G. Crespo, J. Ferrer, C. Fondevila, J. Fuster, J.C. Garcia-Valdecasas Tags: Milestones in Transplantation Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Guidelines for Authors
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Author Index
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Contents
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A case report of acute graft-vs-host disease after liver transplantation in a patient presenting with neurogenic symptoms as the single primary manifestation
Acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) is a rare but deadly complication after liver transplantation (LT). It occurs when donor immunocompetent cells transplanted with the liver allograft repopulate and recognize recipient antigens as foreign and mounting an alloreactive response. aGVHD patients can present as skin rash, fever, diarrhea and pancytopenia. These nonspecific symptoms are usually misleading, delaying the diagnosis of aGVHD. Here, we present a patient who developed severe aGVHD after LT, with neurogenic symptoms as the first manifestation. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 29, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Wen Chen, Tao Ma, Xueli Bai, Xiaozhen Zhang, Guogang Li, Mengyi Lao, Tingbo Liang Source Type: research

Cytomegalovirus Disease After Liver Transplant - a Description of a Treatment Resistant Case. A Case Report and Literature Review
We describe a case of 31-year-old CMV seronegative patient who underwent liver transplant from a CMV seropositive donor with an early acute resistant rejection of the transplanted organ followed by primary cytomegalovirus infection, despite prophylaxis, and its severe organ complications. Routine treatment of acute allograft rejection through increasing the base immunosuppression and then administering methylprednisolone infusions did not yield significant therapeutic effect. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 29, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Paulina Czarnecka, Kinga Czarnecka, Olga Tronina, Magdalena Durlik Source Type: research

Gastrointestinal Bleeding Secondary to Iliac Artery Pseudoaneurysm in a Patient with Remote Pancreas Transplant: A Case Report
Vascular complications represent the most common cause of early graft failure after pancreatic transplantation (PT). Pseudoaneurysms are uncommon vascular complications that usually present within the first year post transplantation. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 29, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Guilherme Piovezani Ramos, Amrit K. Kamboj, Omar Mahmoud, Brandon Huffman, Stephanie F. Heller, Andrea G. Kattah Source Type: research

Gastric Stump Cancer Following Gastrectomy after Renal Transplantation: A Case Report
A patient who had previously undergone a gastrectomy due to gastric ulcer perforation was admitted to our hospital. He presented with epigastric pain, poor oral intake accompanied with gastrointestinal bleeding, and was diagnosed with gastric stump cancer. He had a history of renal transplantation and was administered immunosuppressive agents. To alleviate the obstructive symptom and cure the gastrointestinal bleeding, the patient underwent surgical resection of the malignant tumor, with stable kidney function during the perioperative period. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 29, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Zi-Yang Zeng, Wei-Ming Kang, Zi-Mu Zhang, Xin Ye, Jian-Chun Yu, Chang-Zhen Zhu, Zi-Jian Li, Dong Liu Source Type: research

Intra-operative post-perfusion micro-nephrolithotomy for renal allograft lithiasis: a case report.
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Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 29, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Evaldo Favi, Nicholas Raison, Stefano Zanetti, Gianluca Sampogna, Emanuele Montanari, Mariano Ferraresso Source Type: research

Impact of positive Donor-Specific HLA Antibodies (DSA) crossmatch on graft survival in ABO incompatible liver-kidney transplantation: A case report
We present a patient with positive donor-specific antibodies (DSA) and crossmatch of ABO-incompatible (ABOi) combined liver and kidney transplantation (CLKT). Antibody-mediated rejection did not occur and the graft has survived for over 1 year at the time of writing without infectious complications. A 56-year-old man with positive DSA and positive crossmatch underwent living donor CLKT. The preoperative protocol for ABOi consisted of a single dose of rituximab and total plasma exchange (TPE). The result of Anti-B antibody titer for IgG was 1:32. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 29, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Chia-En Hsieh, Yu Yang, Kuo-Hua Lin, Chun-Chi Chen, Chih-Jan Ko, Ya-Lan Hsu, Chia-Cheng Lin, Yu-Ju Hung, Ping-Yi Lin, Su-Han Wang, Yao-Li Chen Source Type: research

Immune tolerance induced by decitabine combined with multiple allogeneic bone marrow mononuclear cells infusion
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Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 29, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Jingying Dai, Xi Yang, Yifan Zhu, Chunsen Wang, Chenglong Li, Biao Zhu, Xiaobing Huang Source Type: research

Secondary school student ’s orientation about brain death and organ donation in southern region of Saudi Arabia
To measure the awareness regarding the concepts of brain death and organ donation among secondary school students within the age range of 12 –18 years in the southern region of Saudi Arabia. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 29, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Ali A. Al Bshabshe, Basma A. Al-Ghamdi, Mueed Al-Harthi, Mohammed dwaima, Javed Iqbal Wani Source Type: research

Relationship between uric acid, proteinuria, and atherogenic index of plasma in renal transplant patients
This study aimed to determine the association of atherogenic index of plasma (AIP) with both hyperurisemia and proteinuria in renal transplant recipient.Material-Methods: Between the years 2015 and 2017, 61 renal transplant recipients with at least 1 years of follow up were included in this retrospective chort study. Uric acid levels of ≥7mg/dL in males and ≥6mg/dL in females were accepted as hyperuricemia. The patients were seperated into groups according to their serum uric acid and AIP levels. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 29, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Zeynep Biyik, Ibrah ım Guney Source Type: research

Pre-formed AT1R Antibodies Are Associated with Rejection after Kidney Transplantation
Antibodies against AT1R have been increasingly recognized in association with rejection and poor allograft outcomes. Our goal is to define the prevalence of pre-formed antibodies against AT1R and evaluate the association with renal allograft outcomes in a consecutive cohort of 150 transplant recipients. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 29, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Daniel Kim, Idoia Gimferrer, Paul Warner, Karen Nelson, Lena Sibulesky, Ramasamy Bakthavatsalam, Nicolae Leca Source Type: research

Optimal Settings for Double Filtration Plasmapheresis with a Targeted Removal Rate of Preexisting Antibody in Antibody-incompatible Kidney Transplant
Elimination of preexisting donor-reactive antibodies is essential for antibody-incompatible kidney transplantation. Double filtration plasmapheresis (DFPP) using albumin (Alb) replacement fluid (Rf) removes immunoglobulin more selectively than plasma exchange; however, fixed-dose treatment can result in insufficient removal of antibody or excess loss of osmotic pressure and subsequent hypotension. The aim of this study was to determine the optimal setting (volume and concentration of Rf) of DFPP to remove donor-reactive antibodies. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 29, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Daiki Iwami, Masayoshi Miura, Yuki Chiba, Minoru Oota, Takenao Matsumoto, Kiyohiko Hotta, Hajime Sasaki, Takayuki Hirose, Hiroshi Harada, Nobuo Shinohara Source Type: research

The application of nonlinear optical microscopic imaging technology for quality assessment of donor kidneys
Nonlinear Optical Microscopic(NLOM) imaging technique shows its high resolution imaging features in histocytology.The purpose of this study was to investigate that the NLOM imaging technique is a useful tool for a donor ’s kidney quality assessment of donor kidneys. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 29, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: H.W. Huang, D. Liu, J.M. Hu, S.Y. Xu, S.M. Zhuo, Y.G. Liu, M. Zhao Source Type: research

Mild to Moderate Intrapulmonary Shunting in Paediatric Liver Transplantation - Is Screening Necessary?
Despite reported associations between intrapulmonary vascular shunting (IPVS) and morbidity and mortality in paediatric liver transplantation (LT), there are no guidelines for screening. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 29, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Vidyadhar P. Mali, Akinari Fukuda, Takanobu Shigeta, Hajime Uchida, Hiroyuki Kanazawa, Yoshihiro Hirata, Trihening Rahayatri, Baba Chiaki, Kengo Sasaki, Masayuki Kitamura, Seisuke Sakamoto, Mureo Kasahara Source Type: research

Quality of life, adherence behavior, and social support among renal transplant recipients in China: a descriptive correlational study
This study assessed these factors among renal transplant recipients. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 29, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: ShuMin Zhao, Fanf Fang Dong, HuiZheng Qiu, Dan Li Source Type: research

Factors Affecting Recurrence and Survival after Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
This study aims to contribute to ever-growing data in search for better coverage of patients with acceptable outcomes. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 29, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Cahit Yilmaz, Can A. Karaca, Zaza Iakobadze, Rasim Farajov, Kamil Kilic, Latife Doganay, Murat Kilic Source Type: research

Kidney Transplantation Using Expanded Criteria Deceased Donors: A Comparison with Ideal Deceased Donors and Non-expanded Criteria Deceased Donors
In this study, we aimed to compare the clinical outcomes of ECD reliance with concurrent use of ideal criteria deceased donors (IDDs) and non-ECDs in adult renal transplantation. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 29, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Kyung Jai Ko, Young Hwa Kim, Kyung Hye Kwon, Mi Hyeong Kim, Kang Woong Jun, Jeong Kye Hwang, Sang Dong Kim, Sun Cheol Park, JiIl Kim, Sang Seob Yun, In Sung Moon Source Type: research

VE/VCO2 slope and functional capacity in patients post heart transplantation
The ventilatory efficiency representatives cardiovascular, pulmonary, and musculoskeletal performance into an integrate index has been used as long-term and short-term prognostic variables in congestive heart failure (CHF). The heart failure status once corrected by heart transplantation (HTX), whether ventilatory efficiency was also normalized still unknown. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 24, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Wei-Jung Tsai, Hui-Yu Tsai, Li-Ying Kuo, Yu-Shan Lin, Bo-Yan Chen, Wei-Hsuan Lin, Shiang-Lin Shen, Hsin-Yi Huang Source Type: research

Spectrum of infections in living donor kidney transplant recipients: An experience from a tertiary center in Nepal
This study was carried out to study the spectrum of infections, the trends in treatment, and also the incidence of tuberculosis in kidney transplant recipients. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 24, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Mukunda Prasad Kafle, Mahesh Raj Sigdel, Midhan Shrestha, Dibya Singh Shah Source Type: research

Imaging validation of drug-eluting beads TACE of HCCs in living donor liver transplantation
Transarterial chemoembolization with drug eluting beads (DEB-TACE) has been proven an effective way for bridging patients with hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) to liver transplantation. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 24, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Yu-Shun Tong, Tung-Liang Huang, Tai-Yi Chen, Leo Leung-Chit Tsang, Hsin-You Ou, Chun-Yen Yu, Hsien-Wen Hsu, Lim-Wei Xiong, Chien-Chang Liao, Hock-Liew Eng, Chao-Long Chen, Yu-Fan Cheng Source Type: research

Endothelin A (ETA) receptors expressed in renal blood vessels (small and intermediate arteries) of renal transplant patients are connected with acute tubular necrosis (ATN) or antibody mediated rejection (AMR)
The role of non-HLA named anti-ETAR antibodies is discussed as potentially significant but their role is not established. The significance of the ETA receptor and its expression in renal biopsy has not been described yet.We decided to evaluate the presence and relevance of the ETA receptors in renal transplant biopsy for cause.The aim of our study was to evaluate the immunoreactivity of ETA receptor and its significance in patients who had a renal transplant biopsy due to deterioration of transplant function (biopsy for cause) with detailed characterization of staining in small and intermediate arteries of renal transplant...
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 10, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Katarzyna Nowa ńska, Piotr Donizy, Katarzyna Kościelska-Kasprzak, Dorota Kamińska, Magdalena Krajewska, Oktawia Mazanowska, Katarzyna Madziarska, Sławomir Zmonarski, Paweł Chudoba, Bartosz Małkiewicz, Agnieszka Hałoń, Marian Klinger, Mirosław Ban Source Type: research

The transplant coordinators' opinions regarding the decreasing indicator of organ donation from deceased donors in Poland
Despite the good overall condition of Polish transplantation medicine, like elsewhere in our country there is a shortage of organs for transplantation. The situation of healthcare is also in stage of development with problems like not sufficient funding and lack of personnel. The number of 526 organs were in 2015 in Poland, distinctly lower than in the year 2014, when it reached 594 organs. (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 10, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Czerwi ński Jarosław, Pszenny Anna, Woderska Aleksandra, Trześniewski Robert, Monika Trujnara, Malanowski Piotr, Danek Teresa, Danielewicz Roman Source Type: research

Mode of delivery in patients after liver or kidney transplantation
Pregnancy following renal or liver transplant is safe for the mother, fetus, and allograft if standard practice guidelines are strictly followed. Caesarean section is often required for the safety of the mother and child. The aim of this paper was the evaluation of mode of delivery in patients after liver (G1) and kidney transplantation (G2) in comparison with population of healthy pregnant women (G0). (Source: Transplantation Proceedings)
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - May 10, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Madej A, Mazanowska N, M. Szpota ńska-Sikorska, B. Kociszewska-Najman, Warzecha D, Dąbrowski F, Z. Jabiry-Zieniewicz, Cyganek A, Pazik J, Wielgoś M, Pietrzak B Source Type: research