Your browser doesn't support javascript.
loading
Mostrar: 20 | 50 | 100
Resultados 1 - 20 de 12.079
Filtrar
1.
J Heart Lung Transplant ; 39(9): 894-903, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32891266

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) recipients may be particularly vulnerable to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). OHT during the pandemic presents unique challenges in terms of feasibility and safety. METHODS: Chart review was performed for consecutive OHT recipients with COVID-19 and waitlisted patients who underwent OHT from March 1, 2020 to May 15, 2020. RESULTS: Of the approximately 400 OHT recipients followed at our institution, 22 acquired COVID-19. Clinical characteristics included median age 59 (range, 49-71) years, 14 (63.6%) were male, and median time from OHT to infection was 4.6 (2.5-20.6) years. Symptoms included fever (68.2%), gastrointestinal complaints (55%), and cough (46%). COVID-19 was severe or critical in 5 (23%). All patients had elevated inflammatory biomarkers. Immunosuppression was modified in 85% of patients. Most (n = 16, 86.4%) were hospitalized, 18% required intubation, and 14% required vasopressor support. Five patients (23%) expired. None of the patients requiring intubation survived. Five patients underwent OHT during the pandemic. They were all males, ranging from 30 to 59 years of age. Two were transplanted at United Network of Organ Sharing Status 1 or 2, 1 at Status 3, and 2 at Status 4. All were successfully discharged and are alive without allograft dysfunction or rejection. One contracted mild COVID-19 after the index hospitalization. CONCLUSION: OHT recipients with COVID-19 appear to have outcomes similar to the general population hospitalized with COVID-19. OHT during the pandemic is feasible when appropriate precautions are taken. Further study is needed to guide immunosuppression management in OHT recipients affected by COVID-19.


Assuntos
Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Rejeição de Enxerto/prevenção & controle , Insuficiência Cardíaca/cirurgia , Transplante de Coração/métodos , Imunossupressão/métodos , Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Idoso , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Estudos de Viabilidade , Feminino , Insuficiência Cardíaca/complicações , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Transplante Homólogo , Resultado do Tratamento
5.
Transplantation ; 104(8): e224-e235, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732828

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Lack of support for self-management may contribute to adverse health outcomes. eHealth has the potential to support self-management, but evidence in solid organ transplantation remains unclear. This review aims to evaluate the benefits and harms of eHealth interventions to support self-management in solid organ transplant recipients. METHODS: We searched Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, and Embase databases for randomized trials of eHealth interventions in solid organ transplant recipients. We calculated the risk ratios or standardized mean difference of outcomes, and summary estimates were determined using random-effects models. The Cochrane risk of bias tool and Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluations were used to assess trial quality. RESULTS: Twenty-one trials from 6 countries involving 2114 participants were included. Compared with standard care, eHealth interventions improved medication adherence (risk ratio, 1.34; CI, 1.12-2.56; I = 75%) and self-monitoring behavior (risk ratio, 2.58; CI, 1.56-4.27; I = 0%) up to 12 mo posttransplant. The treatment effects were largely consistent across different subgroups except for intervention functionality and mode of delivery. The effects on other outcomes were uncertain. Nine trials reported harms. The overall risk of bias was considered high or unclear, and the quality of evidence was low to very low for all outcomes. CONCLUSIONS: eHealth interventions may improve medication adherence and self-monitoring behavior in the short term, but high-quality intervention studies are needed to determine whether eHealth will improve long-term patient-relevant outcomes.


Assuntos
Rejeição de Enxerto/prevenção & controle , Transplante de Órgãos/efeitos adversos , Autogestão/métodos , Telemedicina/métodos , Transplantados , Rejeição de Enxerto/imunologia , Humanos , Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Adesão à Medicação/estatística & dados numéricos , Educação de Pacientes como Assunto/métodos , Qualidade de Vida , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Sistemas de Alerta , Resultado do Tratamento
6.
Transplantation ; 104(8): 1537-1541, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732829

RESUMO

This historical retrospective explores the study of the freemartin condition and its impact on the discovery of immunologic tolerance and the field of transplant surgery-from the ancient Romans, to early modern anatomists Valsalva, Scarpa, and Hunter, to contemporary immunologists Owen, Medawar, and Billingham, and to legendary transplant surgeon Joseph Murray. The legacy of freemartin cattle in the understanding of acquired tolerance and transplant immunology represents generations of scientific inquiry guided by careful observation and occasional serendipity, and the present-day immunologists and surgeons exploring immune transplant tolerance owe much to the history of the freemartin, several millennia in the making.


Assuntos
Rejeição de Enxerto/imunologia , Infertilidade Feminina/veterinária , Transplante de Órgãos/história , Transplante de Tecidos/história , Tolerância ao Transplante , Animais , Pesquisa Biomédica/história , Bovinos/imunologia , Feminino , Rejeição de Enxerto/prevenção & controle , História do Século XVII , História do Século XVIII , História do Século XIX , História do Século XX , História do Século XXI , História Antiga , Humanos , Infertilidade Feminina/imunologia , Transplante de Órgãos/efeitos adversos , Transplante de Tecidos/efeitos adversos
7.
Transplantation ; 104(8): 1542-1552, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732830

RESUMO

Uncontrolled donation after circulatory death (uDCD) refers to donation from persons who die following an unexpected and unsuccessfully resuscitated cardiac arrest. Despite the large potential for uDCD, programs of this kind only exist in a reduced number of countries with a limited activity. Barriers to uDCD are of a logistical and ethical-legal nature, as well as arising from the lack of confidence in the results of transplants from uDCD donors. The procedure needs to be designed to reduce and limit the impact of the prolonged warm ischemia inherent to the uDCD process, and to deal with the ethical issues that this practice poses: termination of advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation, extension of advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation beyond futility for organ preservation, moment to approach families to discuss donation opportunities, criteria for the determination of death, or the use of normothermic regional perfusion for the in situ preservation of organs. Although the incidence of primary nonfunction and delayed graft function is higher with organs obtained from uDCD donors, overall patient and graft survival is acceptable in kidney, liver, and lung transplantation, with a proper selection and management of both donors and recipients. Normothermic regional perfusion has shown to be critical to achieve optimal outcomes in uDCD kidney and liver transplantation. However, the role of ex situ preservation with machine perfusion is still to be elucidated. uDCD is a unique opportunity to improve patient access to transplantation therapies and to offer more patients the chance to donate organs after death, if this is consistent with their wishes and values.


Assuntos
Seleção do Doador/métodos , Rejeição de Enxerto/prevenção & controle , Parada Cardíaca/mortalidade , Preservação de Órgãos/métodos , Transplante de Órgãos/métodos , Aloenxertos/provisão & distribução , Seleção do Doador/ética , Seleção do Doador/legislação & jurisprudência , Rejeição de Enxerto/etiologia , Acesso aos Serviços de Saúde , Parada Cardíaca/terapia , Humanos , Transplante de Órgãos/efeitos adversos , Transplante de Órgãos/ética , Transplante de Órgãos/legislação & jurisprudência , Perfusão/instrumentação , Perfusão/métodos , Ressuscitação/ética , Resultado do Tratamento , Isquemia Quente/efeitos adversos
8.
Transplantation ; 104(8): 1560-1565, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732832

RESUMO

The 25th Annual Congress of the International Liver Transplantation Society was held in Toronto, Canada, from May 15 to 18, 2019. Surgeons, hepatologists, anesthesiologists, critical care intensivists, radiologists, pathologists, and research scientists from all over the world came together with the common aim of improving care and outcomes for liver transplant recipients and living donors. Some of the featured topics at this year's conference included multidisciplinary perioperative care in liver transplantation, worldwide approaches to organ allocation, donor steatosis, and updates in pediatrics, immunology, and radiology. This report presents excerpts and highlights from invited lectures and select abstracts, reviewed and compiled by the Vanguard Committee of International Liver Transplantation Society. This will hopefully contribute to further advances in clinical practice and research in liver transplantation.


Assuntos
Congressos como Assunto , Seleção do Doador/organização & administração , Transplante de Fígado , Assistência Perioperatória/métodos , Sociedades Médicas/organização & administração , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Canadá , Criança , Cuidados Críticos/métodos , Cuidados Críticos/organização & administração , Seleção do Doador/métodos , Doença Hepática Terminal/cirurgia , Rejeição de Enxerto/imunologia , Rejeição de Enxerto/prevenção & controle , Hepatectomia/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Imunossupressão/efeitos adversos , Imunossupressão/métodos , Cooperação Internacional , Doadores Vivos , Preservação de Órgãos/instrumentação , Preservação de Órgãos/métodos , Segurança do Paciente , Seleção de Pacientes , Perfusão/instrumentação , Perfusão/métodos , Melhoria de Qualidade , Alocação de Recursos/organização & administração , Resultado do Tratamento
9.
Transplantation ; 104(8): 1566-1573, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732833

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Xenogeneic organ transplantation has been proposed as a potential approach to fundamentally solve organ shortage problem. Xenogeneic immune responses across species is one of the major obstacles for clinic application of xeno-organ transplantation. The generation of glycoprotein galactosyltransferase α 1, 3 (GGTA1) knockout pigs has greatly contributed to the reduction of hyperacute xenograft rejection. However, severe xenograft rejection can still be induced by xenoimmune responses to the porcine major histocompatibility complex antigens swine leukocyte antigen class I and class II. METHODS: We simultaneously depleted GGTA1, ß2-microglobulin (ß2M), and major histocompatibility complex class II transactivator (CIITA) genes using clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats and CRISPR-associated proteins technology in Bamma pig fibroblast cells, which were further used to generate GGTA1ß2MCIITA triple knockout (GBC-3KO) pigs by nuclear transfer. RESULTS: The genotype of GBC-3KO pigs was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction and Sanger sequencing, and the loss of expression of α-1,3-galactose, SLA-I, and SLA-II was demonstrated by flow cytometric analysis using fluorescent-conjugated lectin from bandeiraea simplicifolia, anti-ß2-microglobulin, and swine leukocyte antigen class II DR antibodies. Furthermore, mixed lymphocyte reaction assay revealed that peripheral blood mononuclear cells from GBC-3KO pigs were significantly less effective than (WT) pig peripheral blood mononuclear cells in inducing human CD3CD4 and CD3CD8 T-cell activation and proliferation. In addition, GBC-3KO pig skin grafts showed a significantly prolonged survival in immunocompetent C57BL/6 mice, when compared with wild-type pig skin grafts. CONCLUSIONS: Taken together, these results demonstrate that elimination of GGTA1, ß2M, and CIITA genes in pigs can effectively alleviate xenogeneic immune responses and prolong pig organ survival in xenogenesis. We believe that this work will facilitate future research in xenotransplantation.


Assuntos
Rejeição de Enxerto/prevenção & controle , Xenoenxertos/imunologia , Transplante de Órgãos/métodos , Transplante Heterólogo/métodos , Aloenxertos/provisão & distribução , Animais , Animais Geneticamente Modificados/imunologia , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas/genética , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Galactosiltransferases/genética , Galactosiltransferases/imunologia , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes/métodos , Genes MHC da Classe II/genética , Genes MHC da Classe II/imunologia , Rejeição de Enxerto/imunologia , Sobrevivência de Enxerto/genética , Sobrevivência de Enxerto/imunologia , Xenoenxertos/transplante , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Transplante de Órgãos/efeitos adversos , Suínos/genética , Suínos/imunologia , Transplante Heterólogo/efeitos adversos , Microglobulina beta-2/genética , Microglobulina beta-2/imunologia
10.
Transplantation ; 104(8): 1580-1590, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732835

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Although short-term outcomes for liver transplantation have improved, patient and graft survival are limited by infection, cancer, and other complications of immunosuppression. Rapid induction of tolerance after liver transplantation would decrease these complications, improving survival and quality of life. Tolerance to kidneys, but not thoracic organs or islets, has been achieved in nonhuman primates and humans through the induction of transient donor chimerism. Since the liver is considered to be tolerogenic, we tested the hypothesis that the renal transplant transient chimerism protocol would induce liver tolerance. METHODS: Seven cynomolgus macaques received immune conditioning followed by simultaneous donor bone marrow and liver transplantation. The more extensive liver surgery required minor adaptations of the kidney protocol to decrease complications. All immunosuppression was discontinued on postoperative day (POD) 28. Peripheral blood chimerism, recipient immune reconstitution, liver function tests, and graft survival were determined. RESULTS: The level and duration of chimerism in liver recipients were comparable to those previously reported in renal transplant recipients. However, unlike in the kidney model, the liver was rejected soon after immunosuppression withdrawal. Rejection was associated with proliferation of recipient CD8 T effector cells in the periphery and liver, increased serum interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-2, but peripheral regulatory T cell (Treg) numbers did not increase. Antidonor antibody was also detected. CONCLUSIONS: These data show the transient chimerism protocol does not induce tolerance to livers, likely due to greater CD8 T cell responses than in the kidney model. Successful tolerance induction may depend on greater control or deletion of CD8 T cells in this model.


Assuntos
Transplante de Medula Óssea/efeitos adversos , Rejeição de Enxerto/prevenção & controle , Transplante de Fígado/efeitos adversos , Quimeras de Transplante/imunologia , Condicionamento Pré-Transplante/métodos , Aloenxertos/imunologia , Animais , Medula Óssea/imunologia , Transplante de Medula Óssea/métodos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Rejeição de Enxerto/imunologia , Sobrevivência de Enxerto/imunologia , Humanos , Fígado/imunologia , Transplante de Fígado/métodos , Macaca fascicularis , Linfócitos T Citotóxicos/imunologia , Tolerância ao Transplante , Transplante Homólogo/efeitos adversos
11.
Transplantation ; 104(8): 1591-1603, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732836

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Combined liver-kidney transplantation (CLKT) improves survival for liver transplant recipients with renal dysfunction; however, the tenuous perioperative hemodynamic and metabolic milieu in high-acuity CLKT recipients increases delayed graft function and kidney allograft failure. We sought to analyze whether delayed KT through pumping would improve kidney outcomes following CLKT. METHODS: A retrospective analysis (University of California Los Angeles [n = 145], Houston Methodist Hospital [n = 79]) was performed in all adults receiving CLKT at 2 high-volume transplant centers from February 2004 to January 2017, and recipients were analyzed for patient and allograft survival as well as renal outcomes following CLKT. RESULTS: A total of 63 patients (28.1%) underwent delayed implantation of pumped kidneys during CLKT (dCLKT) and 161 patients (71.9%) received early implantation of nonpumped kidneys during CLKT (eCLKT). Most recipients were high-acuity with median biologic model of end-stage liver disease (MELD) score of, 35 for dCLKT and 34 for eCLKT (P = ns). Pretransplant, dCLKT had longer intensive care unit stay, were more often intubated, and had greater vasopressor use. Despite this, dCLKT exhibited improved 1-, 3-, and 5-year patient and kidney survival (P = 0.02) and decreased length of stay (P = 0.001), kidney allograft failure (P = 0.012), and dialysis duration (P = 0.031). This reduced kidney allograft futility (death or continued need for hemodialysis within 3 mo posttransplant) for dCLKT (6.3%) compared with eCLKT (19.9%) (P = 0.013). CONCLUSIONS: Delayed implantation of pumped kidneys is associated with improved patient and renal allograft survival and decreased hospital length of stay despite longer kidney cold ischemia. These data should inform the ethical debate as to the futility of performing CLKT in high-acuity recipients.


Assuntos
Doença Hepática Terminal/cirurgia , Rejeição de Enxerto/epidemiologia , Transplante de Rim/efeitos adversos , Transplante de Fígado/efeitos adversos , Preservação de Órgãos/métodos , Idoso , Aloenxertos/imunologia , Aloenxertos/provisão & distribução , Isquemia Fria/instrumentação , Isquemia Fria/métodos , Isquemia Fria/estatística & dados numéricos , Doença Hepática Terminal/complicações , Estudos de Viabilidade , Feminino , Rejeição de Enxerto/imunologia , Rejeição de Enxerto/prevenção & controle , Sobrevivência de Enxerto/imunologia , Humanos , Rim/imunologia , Transplante de Rim/ética , Transplante de Rim/métodos , Transplante de Rim/estatística & dados numéricos , Transplante de Fígado/ética , Transplante de Fígado/métodos , Transplante de Fígado/estatística & dados numéricos , Masculino , Futilidade Médica/ética , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Preservação de Órgãos/instrumentação , Preservação de Órgãos/estatística & dados numéricos , Perfusão/instrumentação , Perfusão/métodos , Perfusão/estatística & dados numéricos , Insuficiência Renal/etiologia , Insuficiência Renal/cirurgia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Tempo , Tempo para o Tratamento/estatística & dados numéricos , Transplante Homólogo/efeitos adversos , Transplante Homólogo/ética , Transplante Homólogo/métodos , Resultado do Tratamento
12.
Transplantation ; 104(8): 1604-1611, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732837

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Donor livers with ≥30% macrosteatosis (steatotic livers) represent a possible expansion to the donor pool, but are frequently discarded as they are associated with an increased risk of mortality and graft loss. We hypothesized that there are certain recipient phenotypes that would tolerate donor steatosis well, and are therefore best suited to receive these grafts. METHODS: Using national registry data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients between 2006 and 2017, we compared 2048 liver transplant recipients of steatotic livers with 69 394 recipients of nonsteatotic (<30%) livers. We identified recipient factors that amplified the impact of donor steatosis on mortality and graft loss using interaction analysis, classifying recipients without these factors as preferred recipients. We compared mortality and graft loss with steatotic versus nonsteatotic livers in preferred and nonpreferred recipients using Cox regression. RESULTS: Preferred recipients of steatotic livers were determined to be first-time recipients with a model for end-stage liver disease 15-34, without primary biliary cirrhosis, and not on life support before transplant. Preferred recipients had no increased mortality risk (hazard ratio [HR]: 0.921.041.16; P = 0.5) or graft loss (HR: 0.931.031.15; P = 0.5) with steatotic versus nonsteatotic livers. Conversely, nonpreferred recipients had a 41% increased mortality risk (HR: 1.171.411.70; P < 0.001) and 39% increased risk of graft loss (HR: 1.161.391.66; P < 0.001) with steatotic versus nonsteatotic livers. CONCLUSIONS: The risks of liver transplantation with steatotic donor livers could be minimized by appropriate recipient matching.


Assuntos
Doença Hepática Terminal/cirurgia , Fígado Gorduroso/diagnóstico , Rejeição de Enxerto/epidemiologia , Transplante de Fígado/efeitos adversos , Seleção de Pacientes , Adulto , Idoso , Aloenxertos/patologia , Aloenxertos/provisão & distribução , Modificador do Efeito Epidemiológico , Doença Hepática Terminal/diagnóstico , Doença Hepática Terminal/mortalidade , Fígado Gorduroso/patologia , Feminino , Rejeição de Enxerto/patologia , Rejeição de Enxerto/prevenção & controle , Rejeição de Enxerto/cirurgia , Sobrevivência de Enxerto , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Fígado/patologia , Transplante de Fígado/métodos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Sistema de Registros/estatística & dados numéricos , Reoperação/estatística & dados numéricos , Medição de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Transplantados/estatística & dados numéricos , Resultado do Tratamento , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
13.
Transplantation ; 104(8): 1686-1694, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732848

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: It is commonly believed that mTOR inhibitors (mTORi) should not be used in high-immunological risk kidney transplant recipients due to a perceived increased risk of rejection. However, almost all trials that examined the association of optimal-dose mTORi with calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) have excluded hypersensitized recipients from enrollment. METHODS: To shed light on this issue, we examined 71 consecutive patients with a baseline calculated panel reactive antibody (cPRA) ≥50% that underwent kidney transplantation from June 2013 to December 2016 in our unit. Immunosuppression was based on CNI (tacrolimus), steroids and alternatively mycophenolic acid (MPA; n = 38), or mTORi (either everolimus or sirolimus, n = 33, target trough levels 3-8 ng/mL). RESULTS: Demographic and immunological risk profiles were similar, and almost 90% of patients in both groups received induction with lymphocyte-depleting agents. Cox-regression analysis of rejection-free survival revealed better results for mTORi versus MPA in terms of biopsy-proven acute rejection (hazard ratio [confidence interval], 0.32 [0.11-0.90], P = 0.031 at univariable analysis and 0.34 [0.11-0.95], P = 0.040 at multivariable analysis). There were no differences in 1-year renal function, Banff chronicity score at 3- and 12-month protocol biopsy and development of de novo donor-specific antibodies. Tacrolimus trough levels along the first year were not different between groups (12-mo levels were 8.72 ± 2.93 and 7.85 ± 3.07 ng/mL for MPA and mTORi group respectively, P = 0.277). CONCLUSIONS: This single-center retrospective cohort analysis suggests that in hypersensitized kidney transplant recipients receiving tacrolimus-based immunosuppressive therapy similar clinical outcomes may be obtained using mTOR inhibitors compared to mycophenolate.


Assuntos
Dessensibilização Imunológica/métodos , Rejeição de Enxerto/prevenção & controle , Imunossupressores/administração & dosagem , Transplante de Rim/efeitos adversos , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/antagonistas & inibidores , Adulto , Idoso , Inibidores de Calcineurina/administração & dosagem , Inibidores de Calcineurina/efeitos adversos , Dessensibilização Imunológica/efeitos adversos , Quimioterapia Combinada/efeitos adversos , Quimioterapia Combinada/métodos , Everolimo/administração & dosagem , Everolimo/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Glucocorticoides/administração & dosagem , Glucocorticoides/efeitos adversos , Rejeição de Enxerto/imunologia , Antígenos HLA/imunologia , Humanos , Imunossupressores/efeitos adversos , Isoanticorpos/imunologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Ácido Micofenólico/administração & dosagem , Ácido Micofenólico/efeitos adversos , Estudos Retrospectivos , Sirolimo/administração & dosagem , Sirolimo/efeitos adversos , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/imunologia , Tacrolimo/administração & dosagem , Tacrolimo/efeitos adversos , Resultado do Tratamento
14.
Transplantation ; 104(8): 1738-1745, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732854

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Falls occur in 28% of hemodialysis patients and increase the risk of physical impairment, morbidity, and mortality. Therefore, it is likely that kidney transplantation (KT) candidates with recurrent falls are less likely to access KT and more likely to experience adverse post-KT outcomes. METHODS: We used a 2-center cohort study of KT candidates (n = 3666) and recipients (n = 770) (January 2009 to January 2018). Among candidates, we estimated time to listing, waitlist mortality, and transplant rate by recurrent falls (≥2 falls) before evaluation using adjusted regression. Among KT recipients, we estimated risk of mortality, graft loss, and length of stay by recurrent falls before KT using adjusted regression. RESULTS: Candidates with recurrent falls (6.5%) had a lower chance of listing (adjusted hazard ratio [aHR] = 0.68, 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.56-0.83) but not transplant rate; waitlist mortality was 31-fold (95% CI, 11.33-85.93) higher in the first year and gradually decreased over time. Recipients with recurrent falls (5.1%) were at increased risk of mortality (aHR = 51.43, 95% CI, 16.00-165.43) and graft loss (aHR = 33.57, 95% CI, 11.25-100.21) in the first year, which declined over time, and a longer length of stay (adjusted relative ratio [aRR] = 1.13, 95% CI, 1.03-1.25). In summary, 6.5% of KT candidates and 5.1% of recipients experienced recurrent falls which were associated with adverse pre- and post-KT outcomes. CONCLUSIONS: While recurrent falls were relatively rare in KT candidates and recipients, they were associated with adverse outcomes. Transplant centers should consider employing fall prevention strategies for high-risk candidates as part of comprehensive prehabilitation.


Assuntos
Acidentes por Quedas/estatística & dados numéricos , Rejeição de Enxerto/epidemiologia , Falência Renal Crônica/cirurgia , Transplante de Rim/efeitos adversos , Acidentes por Quedas/prevenção & controle , Adulto , Idoso , Feminino , Seguimentos , Rejeição de Enxerto/etiologia , Rejeição de Enxerto/prevenção & controle , Sobrevivência de Enxerto , Humanos , Falência Renal Crônica/complicações , Falência Renal Crônica/mortalidade , Transplante de Rim/estatística & dados numéricos , Tempo de Internação/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudos Longitudinais , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Cuidados Pré-Operatórios/métodos , Estudos Prospectivos , Recidiva , Medição de Risco/estatística & dados numéricos , Fatores de Risco , Transplantados/estatística & dados numéricos , Resultado do Tratamento , Listas de Espera/mortalidade
15.
Mol Immunol ; 125: 140-150, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32682148

RESUMO

Successful transplantation outcome is the final goal in most end stage and nonfunctional organs; however, despite using different therapeutic strategies, antibody-mediated rejection is still a big obstacle. B cells have a key role in transplant rejection by several functions, such as antibody production, antigen presenting, contribution in T cell activation, forming the germinal center, and tertiary lymphoid organs. Therefore, B cells modulation seems to be very crucial in transplant outcome. A double-edged sword function is considered for B cells during transplantation; On the one hand, antibody production against the transplanted organ induces antibody-mediated rejection. On the other hand, IL10 production by regulatory B (Breg) cells induces graft tolerance. Nowadays, several monoclonal antibodies (mAb) are available for B cell modulation that are routinely used in transplant recipients, among which rituximab (anti-CD20 mAb) act in eliminating B cells. However, there are some other monoclonal antibodies, such as epratuzumab and Inotuzumab ozogamicin (IO), which exert anti-CD22 activity, resulting in disruption of B cell functions and induction of tolerance in autoimmune disease or B cell malignancies; that notwithstanding, these mAbs have not yet been tried in transplantation. In this review, we focus on different methods for modulating the activity of B cells as well as induction of Breg cells, aiming to prevent the allograft rejection.


Assuntos
Anticorpos Monoclonais/farmacologia , Linfócitos B/efeitos dos fármacos , Rejeição de Enxerto/imunologia , Rejeição de Enxerto/prevenção & controle , Tolerância ao Transplante/efeitos dos fármacos , Tolerância ao Transplante/imunologia , Animais , Linfócitos B/imunologia , Humanos , Transplante Homólogo
16.
J Heart Lung Transplant ; 39(10): 1081-1088, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32709482

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Little is known about the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 disease (COVID-19) in solid organ transplanted patients. We here report a series of heart transplanted patients with COVID-19 from two centers of Italy. METHODS: All heart transplanted patients of Transplant Centers of Bergamo and Torino with a microbiologically confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection were enrolled. Data collection included clinical presentation, laboratory and radiological findings, treatment and outcome. Follow-up was performed by visit or phone. RESULTS: From February to March 2020 twenty-six heart transplanted patients (age 62±12 years; 77% males; time from transplant 10±10 years; 69% with comorbidities) had a microbiologically confirmed COVID-19. The most frequent symptom was fever, followed by cough. Seventeen patients had a pneumonia, 8 of them severe pneumonia. Seven patients died (27%) and 17 (65%) were hospitalized. Discontinuation of immunosuppression was associated with death (71 vs 21%, p=0.02). Conversely, all patients receiving steroids survived (p<0.001). Patients who received heart transplantation during COVID-19 outbreak survived and no acute graft rejection occurred. Patients who died were older than survivors, had a longer time from transplant and a worse clinical presentation at diagnosis. The current regimen enabled the prolonged survival and function of orthotopic cardiac xenografts in altogether 6 of 8 baboons, of which 4 were now added. These results exceed the threshold set by the Advisory Board of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. CONCLUSIONS: COVID-19 has a significant impact on long term heart transplanted patients. Conversely, SARS-CoV-2 infection seems to have a limited influence on more recent transplants. Our experience may suggest that heart transplantation programs can be maintained even during the pandemic phase if specific and tailored paths to prevent and to limit virus transmission are provided.


Assuntos
Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Transplante de Coração/estatística & dados numéricos , Mortalidade Hospitalar/tendências , Pandemias/estatística & dados numéricos , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/epidemiologia , Idoso , Estudos de Coortes , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Feminino , Rejeição de Enxerto/prevenção & controle , Sobrevivência de Enxerto , Transplante de Coração/métodos , Humanos , Imunossupressão , Incidência , Controle de Infecções/métodos , Itália/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Medição de Risco , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/diagnóstico , Análise de Sobrevida
20.
Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992) ; 66(3): 353-358, 2020 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32520157

RESUMO

OBJECTIVE: Melatonin has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can influence tissue growth and apoptosis. This aspect may influence the success of organ transplantation. To evaluate the relationship between melatonin and organ transplantation. METHODS: A systematic review was performed in PubMed databases using the search terms: "melatonin physiology" or "melatonin therapy" and "transplant pharmacology" or "transplant physiology" or "transplant therapy" or "Transplant therapy". Experiments on the organs of the reproductive system were not included. After analysis, five articles were selected after reading the title and abstract of 50 manuscripts. The works were divided into two aspects: a) analysis of the influence of the organ transplantation procedure on melatonin production; b) action of melatonin on organ transplantation. RESULTS: The cardiac transplantation surgical procedure, immunosuppression, and graft did not influence melatonin secretion in rodents, but there was a significant reduction of melatonin in the renal transplantation procedure in patients with renal insufficiency. Melatonin administration in experimental models decreased rejection and improved transplant success. CONCLUSION: Studies show that melatonin can reduce organ and species dependence, and the use of melatonin decreases graft rejection.


Assuntos
Antioxidantes/administração & dosagem , Rejeição de Enxerto/prevenção & controle , Melatonina/administração & dosagem , Transplante de Órgãos , Animais , Sobrevivência de Enxerto/efeitos dos fármacos , Transplante de Coração , Humanos , Imunossupressão , Transplante de Rim , Melatonina/fisiologia , Ratos
SELEÇÃO DE REFERÊNCIAS
DETALHE DA PESQUISA