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See detailLiver transplantation from donation after cardiac death (DCD) donors: Belgian experience 2002-2007
Detry, Olivier ULg; Donckier, Vincent; Lucidi, V. et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2009, January), 72(1), 21

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See detailMachine Perfusion or cold storage in deceased-donor kidney transplantation
Moers, C.; Smits, J.; Maathuis, M. H. et al

in New England Journal of Medicine [=NEJM] (2009), 360

BACKGROUND Static cold storage is generally used to preserve kidney allografts from deceased donors. Hypothermic machine perfusion may improve outcomes after transplantation, but few sufficiently powered ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND Static cold storage is generally used to preserve kidney allografts from deceased donors. Hypothermic machine perfusion may improve outcomes after transplantation, but few sufficiently powered prospective studies have addressed this possibility. METHODS In this international randomized, controlled trial, we randomly assigned one kidney from 336 consecutive deceased donors to machine perfusion and the other to cold storage. All 672 recipients were followed for 1 year. The primary end point was delayed graft function (requiring dialysis in the first week after transplantation). Secondary end points were the duration of delayed graft function, delayed graft function defined by the rate of the decrease in the serum creatinine level, primary nonfunction, the serum creatinine level and clearance, acute rejection, toxicity of the calcineurin inhibitor, the length of hospital stay, and allograft and patient survival. RESULTS Machine perfusion significantly reduced the risk of delayed graft function. Delayed graft function developed in 70 patients in the machine-perfusion group versus 89 in the cold-storage group (adjusted odds ratio, 0.57; P = 0.01). Machine perfusion also significantly improved the rate of the decrease in the serum creatinine level and reduced the duration of delayed graft function. Machine perfusion was associated with lower serum creatinine levels during the first 2 weeks after transplantation and a reduced risk of graft failure (hazard ratio, 0.52; P = 0.03). One-year allograft survival was superior in the machine-perfusion group (94% vs. 90%, P = 0.04). No significant differences were observed for the other secondary end points. No serious adverse events were directly attributable to machine perfusion. CONCLUSIONS Hypothermic machine perfusion was associated with a reduced risk of delayed graft function and improved graft survival in the first year after transplantation. (Current Controlled Trials number, ISRCTN83876362.) [less ▲]

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See detailPrimary graft nonfunction and Kupffer cell activation after liver transplantation from non-heart-beating donors in pigs
Monbaliu, D.; van Pelt, J.; De Vos, R. et al

in Liver Transplantation (2007), 13(2), 239-247

More extensive use of non-heart-beating donors (NHBD) could reduce mortality on liver transplantation waiting lists, but this is associated with more primary nonfunction (PNF). We assessed which ... [more ▼]

More extensive use of non-heart-beating donors (NHBD) could reduce mortality on liver transplantation waiting lists, but this is associated with more primary nonfunction (PNF). We assessed which parameters are involved in the development of PNF in livers from NHBD in a previously validated pig liver transplantation model, in which livers were transplanted after exposure to incremental periods of warm ischemia. The risk of PNF was unacceptably high (>50%) when livers were exposed to >30 minutes' warm ischemia before a short cold ischemic period. This study examined how PNF is affected by Kupffer cell activation (beta-galactosidase), the generation of cytokines tumor necrosis factor alpha and interleukin 6, antioxidant mechanisms (ascorbic acid, alpha-tocopherol, reduced glutathione), circulating redox-active iron, and sinusoidal endothelial cell function (hyaluronic acid clearance). Kupffer cells were more activated in PNF recipients, as suggested by higher beta-galactosidase levels (15 minutes after reperfusion), and secondarily, by higher production of tumor necrosis factor alpha and interleukin 6 (180 minutes after reperfusion). In addition, a-tocopherol and reduced glutathione were lower, and ascorbic acid and redox-active iron higher in PNF recipients. Finally, PNF grafts displayed progressively decreasing hyaluronic acid clearance (suggesting sinusoidal endothelial cell dysfunction) and parenchymal edema. Consequently, a reduced-flow phenomenon was documented. In grafts from NHBD that are destined to fail, beta-galactosidase activity (a surrogate of Kupffer cell activation) is higher, proinflammatory cytokines are overproduced, some antioxidant mechanisms fail, and circulating redox-active iron is more rapidly released. A no-flow phenomenon is eventually observed in these failing grafts. [less ▲]

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See detailOutcome of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma listed for liver transplantation within the eurotransplant allocation system
Adler, M.; Lerut, J.; Starkel, P. et al

in Journal of Hepatology (2006), 44(Suppl. 2), 14

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See detailLiver failure requiring liver transplantation (LTx) following weight-reduction surgery for morbid obesity
Risha, A.; Van Gheluwe, B.; Donckier, Vincent et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2005, January), 68(1), 63

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See detailTransplantations de tumeurs malignes insoupçonnées lors de greffes d'organes
Detry, Olivier ULg; Detroz, Bernard ULg; D'Silva, M. et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1994), 49(1), 23-31

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See detailEvidence for Free Radical Formation During Human Kidney Transplantation
Pincemail, Joël ULg; Defraigne, Jean-Olivier ULg; Franssen, Christine ULg et al

in Free Radical Biology & Medicine (1993), 15(3), 343-8

Fourteen patients undergoing kidney transplantation were studied for evidence of the production of free radicals as assessed by the measurement of vitamin E (an index of lipid peroxidation) and of ... [more ▼]

Fourteen patients undergoing kidney transplantation were studied for evidence of the production of free radicals as assessed by the measurement of vitamin E (an index of lipid peroxidation) and of myeloperoxidase (a marker of neutrophil activation) in the systemic blood. Early (2 min) and late revascularization (30 min) of the kidney were respectively associated with a significant decrease of 35.5 and 40% of the initial level of plasma vitamin E. This consumption paralleled to the decrease of the vitamin E/total lipids ratio, a better indicator of vitamin E status. Heparin administration preceding renal artery clamping resulted in a twofold significant increase of baseline plasma myeloperoxidase (MPO) level (523 +/- 214 ng/ml). At kidney reperfusion, MPO concentration rose again and reached a maximum value of 1,653 +/- 882 ng/ml, indicating the presence of considerable neutrophil activation. A return to the baseline value was observed after 30 min of reperfusion. A short discussion about the possible origin of this MPO increase is given. Taken together, these data strongly suggest that free radical production, leading to lipid peroxidation phenomena, can occur within the early phase of kidney revascularization. Preliminary data using electron spin resonance with the spin-trapping technique strengthen this hypothesis. [less ▲]

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See detailMisdiagnosed Malignancy in Transplanted Organs
Detry, Olivier ULg; Detroz, Bernard ULg; D'Silva, M. et al

in Transplant International (1993), 6(1), 50-4

The case reports of three patients who received cancer-bearing organs at this institution are presented. A fourth recipient, who was to be transplanted with a cancerous kidney, was spared this disastrous ... [more ▼]

The case reports of three patients who received cancer-bearing organs at this institution are presented. A fourth recipient, who was to be transplanted with a cancerous kidney, was spared this disastrous complication. The relevant data regarding the donors is also alluded to, with special reference to the type and site of the primary malignancy. Following these case reports, the implications of these issues, their possible prevention, and further management are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailFlexible Technique for Multiple Organ Procurement in Rats: A Training and Research Tool in Transplantation
D'Silva, M.; Pirenne, J.; Bonnet, Pierre ULg et al

in Microsurgery (1993), 14(5), 342-9

Multiple organ procurement techniques are increasingly popular in many transplant centers. This paper describes a technique for multiorgan unit(s) explantation in rats. The procedure involves in situ ... [more ▼]

Multiple organ procurement techniques are increasingly popular in many transplant centers. This paper describes a technique for multiorgan unit(s) explantation in rats. The procedure involves in situ preliminary dissection, cold perfusion of the thoracic and abdominal organ units as separate procedures, explantation, and finally the ex situ isolation of various organ units as single and/or multiple organ combination units. The procedure is feasible, allows for flexibility in the separation of combination organ units, and is reproducible. The exercise is provided as a training and research tool for clinical and research transplant surgeons. The technique is also presented as an animal model for clinical organ sharing. [less ▲]

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See detailIntraoperative cytokines production during orthotopic liver transplantation
Pirenne, J.; Noizat-Pirenne, F.; De Groote, D. et al

in Transplant International : Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation (1992), 5(Suppl 1), 631-635

In summary, we established that a significant production of the monokines interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor apha, and interleukin-1 occurred during orthotopic liver transplantation whereas the ... [more ▼]

In summary, we established that a significant production of the monokines interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor apha, and interleukin-1 occurred during orthotopic liver transplantation whereas the lymphokines interferon gamma and interleukin-2 were not detected. Levels of interleukin-6 reached their maximum values before and especially at the end of the anhepatic phase. They remained high after the anhepatic phase, i. e. after reperfusion of the new livers. Tumor necrosis factor alpha and interleukin-1 reached their maximum values after the anhepatic phase. Not only were interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor alpha, and interleukin-1 present in the serum but they could also be detected in the bile produced by these new livers. Mechanisms of monokine production during orthotopic liver transplantation is multifactorial in origin and further studies will have to evaluate the relative contribution of the various factors involved. The possibility of an association between peroperative monokines and transplant outcome and their potential clinical implication will have to be elucidated. [less ▲]

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See detailDirect stimulation of cytokines (IL-1 beta, TNF-alpha, IL-6, IL-2, IFN-gamma and GM-CSF) in whole blood. I. Comparison with isolated PBMC stimulation.
De Groote, D.; Zangerlé, Pierre-François ULg; Gevaert, Y. et al

in Cytokine (1992), 4(3), 239-48

Production of interleukin 1 beta (IL-1 beta), interleukin 6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin 2 (IL-2), interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) and granulocyte-macrophage colony ... [more ▼]

Production of interleukin 1 beta (IL-1 beta), interleukin 6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin 2 (IL-2), interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) after stimulation by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and phytohemagglutinin (PHA) was studied in 1/10 diluted whole blood (WB) culture and in peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) culture. Cytokines IL-1 beta, TNF-alpha and IL-6 are preferentially stimulated by LPS whereas IL-2, IFN-gamma and GM-CSF are stimulated by PHA. Combination of 5 micrograms/ml PHA and 25 micrograms/ml LPS gave the most reliable production of the six cytokines studied. IL-1 beta, TNF-alpha and IL-6 represent a homogeneous group of early-produced cytokines positively correlated among themselves and with the number of monocytes in the culture (LeuM3). Furthermore, IL-1 beta was negatively correlated with the number of T8 lymphocytes. IL-2, IFN-gamma and GM-CSF represent a group of late-produced cytokines. Kinetics and production levels of IL-6 and GM-CSF are similar in WB and PBMC cultures. In contrast, production levels of TNF-alpha and IFN-gamma are higher in WB than in PBMC whereas production levels of IL-6 and IL-2 are lower in WB than in PBMC. Individual variation in responses to PHA + LPS was always higher in PBMC cultures than in WB cultures. The capacity of cytokine production in relation to the number of mononuclear cells is higher in WB, or in PBMC having the same mononuclear cell concentration as WB, than in conventional cultures of concentrated PBMC (10(6)/ml). Because it mimics the natural environment, diluted WB culture may be the most appropriate milieu in which to study cytokine production in vitro. [less ▲]

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See detailRésection hépatique ex situ
Honore, Pierre ULg; D'Silva, M.; Meurisse, Michel ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1991), 46(11), 602-6

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See detailAspects chirurgicaux du traitement des affections surrenaliennes.
Meurisse, Michel ULg; Dewandre, J. M.; Pirenne, J. et al

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (1991), 91(2), 107-11

With the greatly enhanced accuracy of current endocrinologic diagnosis assisted by precise diagnostic imaging, together with greatly enhanced preparation of patients with endocrinopathy for safer ... [more ▼]

With the greatly enhanced accuracy of current endocrinologic diagnosis assisted by precise diagnostic imaging, together with greatly enhanced preparation of patients with endocrinopathy for safer anesthetic and surgical procedure (e.g. adrenal cortical cancers, cortisol and aldosterone producing adenomas and pheochromocytomas), operative procedures can be planned and conducted more precisely. For the surgeon, the strategy for treatment of functional and neoplastic disorders of the adrenal glands has essentially to consider the anatomy of the suprarenal glands, the deleterious effects of hormone excess before and during operation, the presumed nature of incidentally discovered adrenal mass and the size of the tumor. [less ▲]

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See detailIntérêts et limites du bypass de l'ileon distal dans le traitement de l'hypercholestérolémie
Defraigne, Jean-Olivier ULg; Pirenne, J.; Swinnen, J. C. et al

in Journal de Chirurgie (1990), 127(2), 76-82

Partial ileal bypass (PIB) was performed in 8 young adults (5 males and 3 females, mean age 37 +/- 5 years) with a history of vascular surgery (aorto-coronary bypass, ACB, n = 6; stroke, n = 2 ... [more ▼]

Partial ileal bypass (PIB) was performed in 8 young adults (5 males and 3 females, mean age 37 +/- 5 years) with a history of vascular surgery (aorto-coronary bypass, ACB, n = 6; stroke, n = 2), presenting with hyperlipidemia (II B: n = 7; IIA: n = 1). None of the patients had diabetes, 2 had mild hypertension, and all were cigarette smokers. Hypolipidemic drugs were discontinued prior to PIB. Following bypass surgery, patients received vitamin B12 injections twice monthly. Total plasma cholesterol (TPC) and total plasma triglycerides (TPT) were assayed at 3 months and 1 year after surgery. The mean follow-up period was 84 months. Mean TPC level was significantly lower (3.96 +/- 0.57 preoperatively vs 2.19 +/- 0.79 (p less than 0.001) and 2.54 +/- 0.76 (p less than 0.01) 3 months and 1 year postsurgery, respectively. Mean TPT level was significantly lower 3 months after the intervention (4.85 +/- 2.37 vs 2.33 +/- 0.62, p. less than 0.02), but not after one year. Similar trends were observed throughout the follow-up period. One of the ACB patients died of drowing, while three others had recurring angina pectoris symptoms. Coronary angiography showed that, despite low TPC levels, coronary artery disease had extended either to other vessels not included in the former bypass, or beyond the anastomoses. Patients with a history of stroke were asymptomatic. PIB is effective in normalizing TPC. Nonetheless, this isolated procedure is insufficient to prevent the evolution of multifactorial atherosclerosis. [less ▲]

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See detailDerivation of an Algorithm for Optimal Initial Cyclosporine Immunotherapy in Kidney Transplantation
Meurisse, Michel ULg; Albert, Adelin ULg; Defraigne, Jean-Olivier ULg et al

in Transplantation Proceedings (1988), 20(5 Suppl 6), 45-51

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