International Journal of

Transplantation Research and MedicineISSN: 2572-4045

Early Online

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4045.1510044

Heart Transplant Patients with Severe Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy Have More Silent Ischemia and Non-Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia

Katrine Berg, Kamillla Pernille Bjerre, Tor Skibsted Clemmensen, Brian Bridal Logstrup, Henning Molgaard, Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen and Hans Eiskjær

Article Type: Original Articl e | First Published: September 23, 2019

The incidence of sudden cardiac death (SCD) following heart transplantation (HTx) accounts for approximately 20% of post HTx deaths. Ischemia, bradyand tachy-arrhythmias caused by rejection and cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) seem related to SCD. Hence, we aimed to investigate the relation between CAV, arrhythmias and silent ischemia in long-term HTx patients. 49 HTx patients were included. Patients were CAV-classified in accordance with guidelines from International Society of Heart and Lu...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4045.1510043

Preemptive Cautions Prior to Final Intestinal Transplantation: Four Golden Criteria in Predicting the Outcome and Long- Term Survival of Short Bowel Syndrome: Is the Remaining Bowel Length is at or above 50 Cm? Can Patient Survive Over 24 Months in spite of any Complications? Younger Age? and Lesser Accompanying Co-Morbidity?

Ethem Unal, MD

Article Type: Short Commentary | First Published: August 26, 2019

The principal aim at the initial surgery is to preserve life, then to preserve gut length, and maintain its continuity. In the immediate postoperative period, there needs to be a balance between keeping the patient alive through the use of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and antisecretory agents, and promoting gut adaptation with the use of oral nutrition. If following this, the patient still has a short bowel syndrome (SBS), then the principal options remain either long term TPN, or intestinal...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4045.1510042

Liver Transplant with a Donor after Bothropic Accident - Case Report

Reslem Feitosa Custódio, Matheus De Souza Mendes, Maximilian Pinho Schwermann, Ivelise, Ivelise Regina Canite Brasil, Jose Eudes Bastos Pinho and Andrea Benevides Leite

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 29, 2019

Orthotopic Liver transplantation is the primary treatment for most end-stage-liver diseases. Victims of snakebite are potential organ donors since the venom's ability to induce irreversible brain damage. However, in the literature, reports of liver transplants obtained from victims of these accidents, their outcome and follow up are practically non-existent. Our purpose is to report a case of a donor with brain death following complications of a bothropic accident, and the patient who receives t...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4045.1510041

Some Proposals to Strengthen the Cooperation between Tissue Banks and Organ Transplant Organizations at National, Regional, and International Levels

Jorge Morales Pedraza

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 04, 2019

The donation of human tissues and organs increases significantly when tissue banks and organ transplant organizations work together in the procurement of human organs and tissues at donor sources (hospitals, coroners' system, organ procurement agencies, and funeral homes, among others). To achieve this vital goal, national competent health authorities should consider the establishment of a mechanism that promotes the broadest possible cooperation between tissue banks and organ transplant organiz...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4045.1510040

Vitamin D Status before and after Liver Transplantation

Hanna Wisniewska, Marta Bander, Dorota Bander, Aleksandra Biront, Samir Zeair and Marta Wawrzynowicz-Syczewska

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: March 11, 2019

Vitamin D deficiency can cause many health problems and higher mortality. Chronic liver disease impairs vitamin D status by various mechanisms. The aim of our study was to estimate and directly compare vitamin D status in liver recipients before and within six months after LT to see whether there is an impact of restoration of proper liver function on 25(OH)D concentration. Serum 25(OH)D concentration was determined and compared in the group of 110 adult patients before and within six months aft...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4045.1510039

Luminex Crossmatch for Pre-Transplant Workup of Renal Transplants - 30 Months Experience from Indian Subcontinent

Mahendra Narain Mishra, David Turner, Puja Dudeja and Vandana Lal

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 07, 2019

Prior to 2013, most centers in India performed only Complement Dependent Cytotoxicity crossmatch (CDCXM) for detection of donor specific antibodies. This study was undertaken to evaluate the usefulness of Luminex based crossmatch (LXM) for pretransplant detection of HLA class I and II donor specific IgG antibodies in patients with end stage renal disease....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4045.1510038

A Retrospective Analysis of Arteriovenous Fistulas as Hemodialysis Access Surgery in the Perspective of KDOQI (Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative) Guidelines

Sema Yuksekdag, Ahmet Topcu and Ethem Unal

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 13, 2019

The first choice for hemodialysis access in chronic renal failure (CRF) patients is native arteriovenous fistulas (AVF). In all over the world, the experience and cumulative data gained from CRF patients yielded KDOQI (Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative) guidelines and it was revised in 2015, stating that the main goal is creating an AVF at the most distal part of the non-dominant arm. The present study aims to represent our experience in AVF operations with preliminary results....

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