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Mid-term results of bilateral lung transplant with postoperatively extended intraoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for severe pulmonary hypertension
June 28, 2017
The authors report on 38 patients who underwent bilateral lung transplantation for severe pulmonary hypertension with routine application of prophylactic postoperative veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
May 17, 2017
UNOS data for over 14,500 isolated heart transplant patients were analyzed to assess the relationship between donor distance from the transplantation center and recipient mortality at 30 days and 1 year. Ischemic time correlated with donor distance.
March 29, 2017
The esteemed authors are to be commended on the detailed but readable desciption of their technique under the heading 'Indication and Surgical Technique of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and CentriMag Device' (page 753)
February 5, 2017
A review of particular interest for procurement (retrieval) of hearts after brain injury, especially subarachnoid bleeding, the commonest cause of death in DBD in our practice. The authors discuss, amongst other things, the early stress micro-infarcts that may limit the performance of the donated heart, especally in female donors with sub a
Donor Troponin and Survival After Cardiac Transplantation. An Analysis of the United Network of Organ Sharing Registry
June 25, 2016
A large retrospective study of the UNOS database advances that elevated troponin I in selected cardiac donors is NOT associated with various adverse events. The conclusion is likely to stimulate heated discussions.
February 20, 2016
A succinct editorial from a British academic transplant surgeon. It discusses the need for stratifying the utilization of donor lungs based on recent and previous retrospective papers from North American and European databases. Professor Dark also briefly debates the needs for research on assessing and optimizing the organs.
November 5, 2015
This is a very intersting case review in which the authors describe a successful heart transplant from a 37 year old donor on VV ECMO to a 62 year old female recipeint. The authors postulate that this successful outcome may expand the available donor pool for heart transplantation.
Single- vs Double-Lung Transplantation in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Since the Implementation of Lung Allocation Based on Medical Need
March 3, 2015
The impact of the new Lung Allocation Score (implemented in 2005) on outcomes of single and double lung transplants for IPF and COPD was explored. After controlling for confounders with propensity score techniques, DLT was associated with better graft survival for IPF but there was no difference in graft survival between DLT and SLT for COPD patient
March 2, 2015
This study evaluated outcomes of synchronous or delayed kidney Tx in patients with lung or heart-lung transplant. Delayed living-donor kidney Tx was associated with favorable outcomes. Synchronous cadaver kidney transplant at the time of heart-lung or lung transplant was clinically challenging.