International Journal of

Transplantation Research and MedicineISSN: 2572-4045

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4045.1510070

Monitoring of Viral Opportunistic Infections in Pediatric and Adult Cuban Transplant Recipients

Vivian Kourí, Consuelo Correa, Yenisleidys Martínez, Lizet Sánchez, Yoana Baños, Lissette Pérez, Grehete González, Yudira Soto, Bertha González, José Carnot, Niurka Verdecia, Anselmo Abdo-Cuza5, Marcia Samada5, Fernando González, Alejandro Roque, Daimiris Méndez, César E. Silverio, Jose Florin, Norma Hondal and Juan C. Jaime

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: 2023/05/22

Viral DNA was detected in 45.3% of the patients. Most patients tested positive for CMV (25.4%) or BK (21.2%). Although some differences in the frequency and type of viruses were observed between bone marrow and solid organ transplant, no association between viral load, virus disease and transplant type in adult or pediatric recipients was found. Analyzing all the recipients together, CMV was more frequently detected in serum and in patients with symptoms and complications. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4045.1510069

Relationship of Serum Phosphorus and Kidney Function during Hospitalization in Kidney Transplantation

Daniel Murillo Brambila, Mónica C. Jiménez Cornejo, María C. Oseguera Vizcaíno, Estephania Navarro del Rio, Carlos F. Fonseca Cerda, Alejandro Lugo Baruqui and Marco A. Covarrubias Velasco

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: 2023/04/19

Phosphorus is an essential macronutrient, various functions at the cellular level, it has signals in metabolic pathways and is involved in the production of cellular energy. In grade 3 to 5 kidney disease, the patient suffers alterations in the homeostasis of calcium, phosphorus secondary to dysregulation of FGF 23 (Fibroblast growth factor) and PTH (paratohormone), increasing the risk of vascular calcification, in kidney transplantation, even the levels of FGF 23 and PTH can remain elevated for...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4045.1510063

Liver Transplantation for Budd Chiari Syndrome: Survival Outcomes in a South African Centre- A 10-year Experience

Asila Abdelatif, Geoffrey Candy and Russell Britz

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: June 07, 2021

Budd Chiari syndrome (BCS) provides a unique and complex challenge to transplant surgeons. Single centre data is scare and there is no published data on orthotropic liver transplantation (OLT) for BCS from a single centre in an African setting. The aim was to retrospectively review all patients with BCS who received an OLT in our unit, comparing survival outcomes with matched liver transplant recipients, identifying the underlying thrombotic pathology and the post-transplant morbidities related ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4045.1510062

Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplantation: A Regional Transplant Center Analysis

Tiago Isidoro Duarte, Joana Marques, Nuno Germano, Francisco Remedio, Jorge Paulino, Américo Martins, Aníbal Ferreira and Fernando Nolasco

Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: May 27, 2021

Pancreas graft thrombosis following simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation is the leading non-immunologic cause of graft loss. Although essential to prevention of thrombotic failure of the new graft, systemic anticoagulation is controversial as it may lead to an increased risk of postoperative life threatening bleeding. A total of 35 simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplants were performed in our Transplant Centre between 2018 and 2020. Patients were divided in two retrospective cohorts acc...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4045.1510061

Association of Calculated Area under the Curve or Cyclosporine C0 and C2 Level Monitoring in Pediatric Renal Transplant Patients

Kaan Savas Gulleroglu, Esra Baskin, Aydincan Akdur, Gokhan Moray and Mehmet Haberal

Article Type: Research Paper | First Published: April 24, 2021

Cyclosporine A (CsA) is highly variable pharmacokinetically and has a narrow therapeutic window; the serum level of patients treated with CsA must be monitored carefully. We investigated the trough and second-hour serum levels of CsA, the calculated area under the curve (AUC), and their association of those factors with chronic allograft dysfunction in pediatric patients. Fifteen renal allograft recipients (8 boys and 7 girls; mean age, 15.2 ± 3.5 years) who were undergoing treatment with cyclo...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4045.1510060

Predictors of Graft Outcome in Renal Transplant Recipients with Antibody-Mediated Rejection

Ergün Parmaksız, Meral Meşe, Kübra Aydın Bahat and Serap Yadigar

Article Type: Research Paper | First Published: April 21, 2021

Active and chronic antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) is a common cause of graft failure. Prognostic markers of this complication are not well defined. We aimed to find out the demographic, histopathological and clinical characteristics of transplant recipients who developed AMR and to evaluate the impact of these features as well as antirejection treatment modalities on graft survival. Thirty -two patients who developed AMR (22 male; mean age 40.59 ± 12.52 years) were included in the study. Da...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4045.1510059

Validation of Cardio-Emulation Pump Perfused, Porcine Liver Model: Blood Flow Response to Temperature

Gerond Lake-Bakaar, MD, PhD, Charles Aardema and John Robertson VMD, PhD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 31, 2021

The liver is unique in possessing a dual blood supply. It receives approximately 80 percent of flow from the portal vein and the rest from the hepatic artery. Thus, the hepatic microvasculature receives blood from two types of afferent vessels: Portal venules and hepatic arterioles. The portal venules directly connect with the sinusoids to supply the liver parenchyma with blood rich in nutrients, but at low oxygen tension. The hepatic arterial system is not just supplementary to the portal vein....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4045.1510058

Laparoscopic Right Donor Nephrectomy with Complete Left Sided Inferior Vena Cava: Rare Case Report

Prashant Kumar, Sachin Joseph and Kiran S Nair

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 30, 2021

Vascular anomalies is associated with increased complexity and complication during live donor nephrectomy. We hereby report a right transperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy done in donor with complete left sided IVC (LIVC). Preoperative evaluation by CT Angiography clearly demonstrated venous anomaly. In view of long right renal vein, right laparoscopic donor nephrectomy was performed. Length was sufficient for anastomosis in recipient. Recipient’s serum creatinine was 1.2 mg/dl on 5th postope...

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