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Cumulative Deficits Frailty Index Predicts Outcomes for Solid Organ Transplant Candidates.

Transplant Direct 2021 Mar 22;7(3):e677. Epub 2021 Feb 22.

Ajmera Transplant Centre, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Despite comprehensive multidisciplinary candidacy assessments to determine appropriateness for solid organ transplantation, limitations persist in identifying candidates at risk of adverse outcomes. Frailty measures may help inform candidacy evaluation. Our main objective was to create a solid organ transplant frailty index (FI), using the cumulative deficits model, from data routinely collected during candidacy assessments. Read More

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Waitlist and post-transplant outcomes for eisenmenger syndrome: A comparison of transplant strategies.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Heart Transplant and Pulmonary Hypertension Unit, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia; St Vincent's Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Background: End-stage Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) due to unrepaired atrial septal defect (ASD) or ventricular septal defect (VSD) is an indication for lung transplantation (LTx) or heart-lung transplantation (HLTx). Limited evidence exists as to the optimal transplant strategy for this unique population.

Aim: To describe waitlist characteristics and post-transplant outcomes in patients with ES-ASD or ES-VSD. Read More

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Development and Validation of a Practical Model to Identify Patients at Risk of Bleeding After TAVR.

JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2021 Jun;14(11):1196-1206

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology, Gabriele Monasterio Tuscany Foundation, G. Pasquinucci Heart Hospital, Massa, Italy.

Objectives: No standardized algorithm exists to identify patients at risk of bleeding after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The aim of this study was to generate and validate a useful predictive model.

Background: Bleeding events after TAVR influence prognosis and quality of life and may be preventable. Read More

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Circulating growth differentiation factor-15 as a novel biomarker in heart transplant.

ESC Heart Fail 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, 1873 Rama IV Rd, Pathumwan, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand.

Aims: This study aimed to examine (i) whether circulating growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) is associated with acute cellular cardiac allograft rejection (ACR); (ii) a longitudinal trend of GDF-15 after heart transplantation; and (iii) the prognostic value of GDF-15 in predicting a composite outcome of severe primary graft dysfunction (PGD) and 30 day mortality post-transplant.

Methods And Results: Serum samples were collected before heart transplantation and at every endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) post-heart transplantation in de novo transplant patients. A total of 60 post-transplant serum samples were matched to the corresponding EMBs. Read More

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Long term outcomes of the French ASTIS systemic sclerosis cohort using the global rank composite score.

Bone Marrow Transplant 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Unité de Médecine Interne: Maladies Auto-immunes et Pathologie Vasculaire (UF 04), Centre de Référence des Maladies auto-immunes systémiques Rares d'Ile-de-France MATHEC, AP-HP, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, France.

Two randomised trials (ASTIS, SCOT) of Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (AHSCT) versus monthly Cyclophosphamide for severe Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) patients used similar inclusion criteria, but different primary endpoints: event-free-survival (EFS) at 24 months in ASTIS versus the global rank composite score (GRCS) at 54 months in SCOT. Here we analysed the French ASTIS cohort (n = 49) outcome using the same GRCS endpoint as reported in SCOT. All patients, randomised to AHSCT (n = 26) or Cyclophosphamide (n = 23), were evaluated for the non-parametric GRCS endpoint based on: death, EFS, forced vital capacity (FVC), Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI) and modified Rodnan skin score (mRSS) at 60 months. Read More

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Therapeutic efficacy of large aligned cardiac tissue derived from induced pluripotent stem cell in a porcine ischemic cardiomyopathy model.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2021 May 8. Epub 2021 May 8.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan. Electronic address:

Background: Although induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell-derived cardiac constructs may have a potential in cardiomyogenesis of a distressed myocardium, obtaining polarity in cardiac constructs, such as via myocyte alignment, may be crucial to achieve a maximum contractile force for better clinical outcomes. We herein hypothesized that transplantation of an aligned cardiac tissue derived from iPS cells has therapeutic effects in a porcine ischemic cardiomyopathy model as a preclinical trial.

Methods: Aligned cardiac tissues were developed by culturing high-purity iPS cell-derived cardiomyocytes in xeno-free conditions and transplanting them into infarct porcine hearts (iPS-CM group, n = 7; control, n = 6). Read More

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Biologic Assignment Trial of Reduced-Intensity Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Based on Donor Availability in Patients 50-75 Years of Age With Advanced Myelodysplastic Syndrome.

J Clin Oncol 2021 Jun 9:JCO2003380. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA.

Purpose: Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is the only potentially curative therapy for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), although it is infrequently offered to older patients. The relative benefits of HCT over non-HCT therapy in older patients with higher-risk MDS have not been defined.

Methods: We conducted a multicenter biologic assignment trial comparing reduced-intensity HCT to hypomethylating therapy or best supportive care in subjects 50-75 years of age with intermediate-2 or high-risk de novo MDS. Read More

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Anesthetic management in lung transplantation: Our single-center experience.

Turk Gogus Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Derg 2021 Apr 26;29(2):191-200. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Kartal Koşuyolu High Specialization Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: In this study, we aimed to discuss our anesthesia management strategies, experiences, and outcomes in patients undergoing lung transplantation.

Methods: Between December 2016 and December 2018, a total of 53 patients (43 males, 10 females; mean age: 46.1±13 years; range, 14 to 64 years) undergoing lung transplantation in our center were included. Read More

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Cystic fibrosis foundation consensus statements for the care of cystic fibrosis lung transplant recipients.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2021 Apr 22. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. Electronic address:

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the indication for transplantation in approximately 15% of recipients worldwide, and Cystic Fibrosis Lung Transplant Recipients (CFLTRs) have excellent long-term outcomes. Yet, CFLTRs have unique comorbidities that require specialized care. The objective of this document is to provide recommendations to CF and lung transplant clinicians for the management of perioperative and underlying comorbidities of CFLTRs and the impact of transplantation on these comorbidities. Read More

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Pre-Operative Cardiovascular Testing before Liver Transplantation.

Am J Cardiol 2021 Jun 5. Epub 2021 Jun 5.

Section of Interventional Cardiology, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.

End-stage liver disease (ESLD) is increasingly prevalent and shares many risk factors with coronary artery disease (CAD). No specific guidelines exist for pre-liver transplant evaluation of CAD, and pretransplant cardiovascular testing varies widely. The aim of this study is to characterize pre-transplant cardiac testing practices with post-transplant clinical outcomes. Read More

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Long-term outcomes of patients with primary graft dysfunction after cardiac transplantation.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2021 Jun 7. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.

Objectives: The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) criteria for primary graft dysfunction (PGD) after cardiac transplantation have been shown to stratify patient outcomes up to 1 year after transplantation, but scarce data are available regarding outcomes beyond the 1st year. We sought to characterize survival of patients with PGD following cardiac transplantation beyond the 1st year.

Methods: A retrospective review of consecutive patients undergoing isolated cardiac transplantation at a single centre between 2012 and 2015 was performed. Read More

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Feeding diversified protein sources exacerbates hepatic insulin resistance via increased gut microbial branched-chain fatty acids and mTORC1 signaling in obese mice.

Nat Commun 2021 06 7;12(1):3377. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

Quebec Heart and Lung Institute (IUCPQ), Université Laval, Québec, Canada.

Animal models of human diseases are classically fed purified diets that contain casein as the unique protein source. We show that provision of a mixed protein source mirroring that found in the western diet exacerbates diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance by potentiating hepatic mTORC1/S6K1 signaling as compared to casein alone. These effects involve alterations in gut microbiota as shown by fecal microbiota transplantation studies. Read More

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Legionnaires' disease arising with hirsutism: case report of an extremely confusing event.

BMC Infect Dis 2021 Jun 6;21(1):532. Epub 2021 Jun 6.

Department of Interdisciplinary Medicine, Occupational Health Division, University of Bari, Bari, Italy.

Background: Legionella bacteria is a common cause of pneumonia, but the infection may affect several organs in the most serious cases. A systemic involvement ab initio could be non-specific, leading to a diagnostic misinterpretation.

Case Presentation: A 33-year-old woman had been complaining of mental confusion, restlessness, aggressiveness, and, subsequently, hirsutism. Read More

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Changes in Clinical Features and Demographics in Donors After Brain Death Over the Past 20 Years: A Single-Center Experience in the Republic of Korea.

Exp Clin Transplant 2021 Jun;19(6):522-526

From the Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Transplantation, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Republic of Korea.

Objectives: We investigated clinical characteristics and demographics of brain death in patients from a single center in Korea to identify possible changes in organ procurement by comparing early and late periods.

Materials And Methods: Potential donors diagnosed as brain dead and who had provided organ donation consent from May 2000 to May 2020 were considered. Donors were divided into 2 categories: early period (2000-2010) and late period (2011-2020). Read More

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Pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis: a case series and review of literature.

Am J Cardiovasc Dis 2021 15;11(2):239-245. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Radiodiagnosis Department, Medical Research Institute, Alexandria University Alexandria, Egypt.

Pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis (PCH) is a rare cause of pulmonary hypertension (PH) of unknown etiology resulting from pulmonary capillary proliferation. Clinically, PCH is seen in young adults with equal sex predilection and rarely reported familial predisposition. PCH's main clinical presentations are progressive dyspnea, fatigue, hemoptysis, palpitations, and later irreversible pulmonary hypertension and right-sided heart failure. Read More

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The impact of donor sex on heart transplantation outcomes-a study of over 60,000 patients in the United States.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2021 May 1. Epub 2021 May 1.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, California. Electronic address:

Background: The impact of donor sex on heart transplantation outcomes irrespective of recipient sex remains unclear. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of donor sex on heart transplantation outcomes in the United States.

Methods: From 1987 to March 2019, 63,775 adult patients who underwent heart transplantation were matched to 27,509 male and 11,474 female donors in the United States. Read More

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Cardio-Pulmonary-Renal Consequences of Severe COVID-19.

Cardiorenal Med 2021 Jun 3:1-7. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Department of Cardiology, Unit Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation & Mechanical Circulatory Support, Thorax Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 has rapidly spread worldwide and resulted in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The disease raised an unprecedented demand for intensive care support due to severe pulmonary dysfunction and multiorgan failure. Although the pulmonary system is the potential target of the COVID-19, recent reports have demonstrated that COVID-19 profoundly influences the cardiovascular system and the kidneys. Read More

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Base editing of haematopoietic stem cells rescues sickle cell disease in mice.

Nature 2021 Jun 2. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Merkin Institute of Transformative Technologies in Healthcare, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is caused by a mutation in the β-globin gene HBB. We used a custom adenine base editor (ABE8e-NRCH) to convert the SCD allele (HBB) into Makassar β-globin (HBB), a non-pathogenic variant. Ex vivo delivery of mRNA encoding the base editor with a targeting guide RNA into haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) from patients with SCD resulted in 80% conversion of HBB to HBB. Read More

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Comparison of de novo donor-specific antibodies between living and cadaveric lung transplantation.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2021 Mar 29. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan. Electronic address:

Background: Despite growing interest in donor-specific antibodies (DSAs) and antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) in lung transplantation (LTx), no study evaluating the outcomes in recipients with de novo DSAs (dnDSAs) in living-donor lobar LTx (LDLLT) exists. We compared various characteristics of DSAs in LDLLT with those in cadaveric LTx (CLT) based on prospectively collected data.

Methods: Between October 2009 and September 2019, 211 recipients underwent LTx (128 CLTs and 83 LDLLTs). Read More

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Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation via Direct Axillary Artery Cannulation.

Innovations (Phila) 2021 Jun 1:15569845211012655. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

12264 Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) is an effective means of support for patients awaiting cardiac or cardiopulmonary transplantation. Typically, peripheral cannulation via the femoral vessels is preferred. However, an alternative is use of the axillary or subclavian artery, which is typically performed via a graft. Read More

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Transferring Plasmon Effect on a Biological System: Expression of Biological Polymers in Chronic Rejection and Inflammatory Rat Model.

Polymers (Basel) 2021 May 31;13(11). Epub 2021 May 31.

Taipei Heart Institute, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 110, Taiwan.

The plasmon-activated water (PAW) that reduces hydrogen bonds is made of deionized reverse osmosis water (ROW). However, compared with ROW, PAW has a significantly higher diffusion coefficient and electron transfer rate constant in electrochemical reactions. PAW has a boiling point of97 °C and specific heat of0. Read More

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Ischemia-Reperfusion Injuries Assessment during Pancreas Preservation.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 May 13;22(10). Epub 2021 May 13.

Institut de Transplantation Urologie Néphrologie (ITUN), CHU Nantes, 44000 Nantes, France.

Maintaining organ viability between donation and transplantation is of critical importance for optimal graft function and survival. To date in pancreas transplantation, static cold storage (SCS) is the most widely practiced method of organ preservation. The first experiments in ex vivo perfusion of the pancreas were performed at the beginning of the 20th century. Read More

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First lung and kidney multi-organ transplant following COVID-19 Infection.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2021 May 2. Epub 2021 May 2.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Electronic address:

As the world responds to the global crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic an increasing number of patients are experiencing increased morbidity as a result of multi-organ involvement. Of these, a small proportion will progress to end-stage lung disease, become dialysis dependent, or both. Herein, we describe the first reported case of a successful combined lung and kidney transplantation in a patient with COVID-19. Read More

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Risk evaluation in adult congenital heart surgery: analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database risk models on data from the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association Congenital Database.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2021 May 31. Epub 2021 May 31.

Department of Congenital and Paediatric Heart Surgery, German Heart Centre Munich, Munich, Germany.


Objectives: We sought to evaluate the predictive power of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons-European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (STAT) mortality score and the adult congenital heart surgery (ACHS) mortality score for the adults undergoing congenital heart operations entered into the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association (ECHSA) database.

Methods: The data set comprised 17 662 major operations performed between 1997 and 2019, on patients 18 years of age or older, in European centres participating in the ECHSA database. Each operation was assigned a STAT mortality score and category and an ACHS mortality score. Read More

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Lymph Node Dissection in Thymoma: Is it worth it?

Lung Cancer 2021 Jul 21;157:156-162. Epub 2021 May 21.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Lung and Heart-Lung Transplantation, Louis Pradel Hospital, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France; National Expert Center for Thymic Malignancies, Réseau Tumeurs THYMiques et Cancer (RYTHMIC), Lyon, France.

Objectives: Lymph node dissection (LND) and nodal metastases in thymomas remain controversial and understudied. The aim of our study was to evaluate the incidence of nodal metastasis and the short term outcomes of systematic LND in thymomas.

Material And Methods: From December 2017 to September 2020, we performed 54 LND conducted according to the International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (ITMIG) lymph node map. Read More

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Preventing alloimmune rejection using circular RNA FSCN1-silenced dendritic cells in heart transplantation.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2021 Apr 8. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Western University, London, Ontario Canada; Department of Surgery, Western University, London, Ontario Canada; Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Ontario Canada; Department of Oncology, Western University, London, Ontario Canada. Electronic address:

Background: While heart transplantation is used as a standard treatment for heart failure, transplant rejection continues to pose a challenge. Recent evidence has shown that circular RNA (circRNA) is a new type of gene regulator in cell development. Our aim was to demonstrate that treatment with tolerogenic dendritic cells (Tol-DCs) generated by circular RNA FSCN1 (circFSCN1) silencing could prevent alloimmune rejection and prolong heart graft survival in heart transplantation. Read More

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High-Intensity Training for 6 Months Safely, but Only Temporarily, Improves Exercise Capacity in Selected Solid Organ Transplant Recipients.

Transplant Proc 2021 May 25. Epub 2021 May 25.

Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Transplantation, Laboratory of Abdominal Transplantation, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address:

Background: Organ transplantation is a life-saving intervention that improves quality of life of patients with irreversible organ failure. Although exercise training immediately after transplantation has been suggested to be beneficial, such interventions remain rare in stable transplant recipients, whereas effects of high-intensity training (HIT) are even less frequently investigated. Moreover, sustainability of such interventions has not yet been reported. Read More

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[Defining priorities, the case of of COVID-19 vaccine]

Maria Frigerio

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2021 06;22(6):509-510

Cardiologia 2-Insufficienza Cardiaca e Trapianto Dipartimento Cardiotoracovascolare DeGasperis CardioCenter ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milano e-mail:

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Impact of Conditioning Intensity and Genomics on Relapse After Allogeneic Transplantation for Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndrome.

JCO Precis Oncol 2021 25;5. Epub 2021 Jan 25.

Laboratory of Myeloid Malignancies, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

Purpose: Patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) are at risk of relapse after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. The utility of ultra-deep genomic testing to predict and the impact of conditioning intensity to prevent MDS relapse are unknown.

Methods: Targeted error-corrected DNA sequencing was performed on preconditioning blood samples from patients with MDS (n = 48) from the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network 0901 phase III randomized clinical trial, which compared outcomes by allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation conditioning intensity in adult patients with < 5% marrow myeloblasts and no leukemic myeloblasts in blood on morphological analysis at the time of pretransplant assessment. Read More

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January 2021

The Effect of Increasing Donor Age on Myocardial Ischemic Tolerance in a Rodent Model of Donation After Circulatory Death.

Transplant Direct 2021 Jun 18;7(6):e699. Epub 2021 May 18.

Physiology and Transplantation, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia.

Hearts from older donors or procured via donation after circulatory death (DCD) can alleviate transplant waitlist; however, these hearts are particularly vulnerable to injury caused by warm ischemic times (WITs) inherent to DCD. This study investigates how the combination of increasing donor age and pharmacologic supplementation affects the ischemic tolerance and functional recovery of DCD hearts and how age impacts cardiac mitochondrial respiratory capacity and oxidative phosphorylation.

Methods: Wistar rats (12-, 18-, and 24-mo-old) were subjected to DCD with 20-min fixed WIT. Read More

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