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Staff Presentations at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 30th Anniversary Meeting and Scientific Sessions

April 21-24, 2010
Chicago, IL

 

UPMC staff had 26 presentations during this symposium of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT), whose members include anesthesiologists, basic scientists, cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, ethicists, immunologists, nurses, pathologists, per fusionists, pharmacists, pulmonologists, tissue engineers, and transplant coordinators. The ISHLT is dedicated to improving the care of patients with advanced heart or lung disease through transplantation, mechanical support, and innovative therapies via research, education, and advocacy.

ISHLT 30th Anniversary Meeting and Scientific Sessions

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Presentation Title

Authors

Obesity Is Not a Risk Factor for Heart Transplantation

B. Sareyyupoglu, T. Horai, P. Bonde, C. Bermudez, J. Bhama, S. Tabata, N. Shigemura, R.N. Ramani, M. Simon, J.Teuteberg, M. Mathier, D. McNamara,, R. Kormos, Y. Toyoda, Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgery, Heart, Lung & Esophageal Surgery Institute, UPMC

Is History of Chronic Alcohol Abuse in a Donor a Contraindication for Heart Transplant?

P. Bonde, J. Bhama, R. Kormos, C. Bermudez, B. Sareyyupoglu, T. Horai, S. Tabata, N. Shigemura, D. McNamara, Y. Toyoda, Cardiothoracic Transplantation,

Are Donors Presenting with Cardiac Arrest but Successfully Resuscitated a Contraindication for Organ Donation in Heart Transplant?

P. Bonde, C. Bermudez, R. Kormos, J. Bhama, B. Sareyyupoglu, T. Horai, S. Tabata, N. Shigemura, D. McNamara,, Y. Toyoda, Cardiothoracic Transplantation,

Patient-Reported Outcomes after the Minimally Invasive Approach to Lung Transplantation

A. DeVito Dabbs, M.A. Dew, D. Zaldonis, J. Aubrecht, M. Crespo, J. Pilewski, J. Bhama, S. Gilbert, C. Bermudez, Y. Toyoda, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Pychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Cardiothoracic Transplantation, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, University of Pittsburgh

Lung Transplantation with Lungs from Donors 55 Years or Older

T. Horai, N. Shigemura, P. Bonde, B. Sareyyupoglu, S. Tabata, J. Pilewski, M. Crespo,, B. Johnson, P. George, M. Morrell, R. Kormos, J. Bhama, S. Gilbert, C. Bermudez, Y. Toyoda, Heart, Lung & Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Predictors and Outcomes Associated with Quality of Life (QOL) in Family Caregivers to Cardiothoracic Transplant Recipients

M.A. Dew, L. Myaskovsky, A.J. DeVito Dabbs, A.F. DiMartini, Y. Toyoda, R. Zomak, R. Kormos, Psychiatry, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA; Medicine and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA; Acute and Tertiary Care Nursing, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA; Psychiatry and Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA; Heart, Lung and Esophageal Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Cardiothoracic Transplantation Program, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Outcomes of Heart Transplantation for Patients with Systemic Muscular Disorders

N. Cain, J.Teuteberg, B. Feingold, S. Miller, E. Quivers, V. Morell, P. Wearden, R. Kormos, Y. Toyoda, D. McNamara, C. Chrysostomou, V. Gerard, S. Webber Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA

The Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Driveline: What Is the Price of Living with This Technology?

P. Bonde, C. Bermudez, K.L. Lockard, G.A. Genovese, J.Teuteberg, J. Bhama, M. Simon, Y. Toyoda, H. Tetsuya, D. McNamara,, R. Kormos, Heart Lung and Esophageal Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Cardiovascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Steroid Minimization Is Associated with Improved Survival in Patients with Diabetes after Heart Transplant

P. Zymek, J.Teuteberg, M.A. Shullo, C. BermudezR. Kormos, J. Bhama, Y. Toyoda, D. McNamara, Cardiovascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Lung Transplantation in Patients with Scleroderma: A Single Center Experience

M. Crespo,, D. Zaldonis, P. George, Y. Toyoda, B. Johnson, C. Bermudez, S.S. Haider, J. Bhama, M.R. Morell, J. Pilewski Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Heart, Lung and Esophageal Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

The Impact of Repeat HLA Mismatch on Pulmonary Retransplantation

A. Zeevi, D. Zaldonis, K. Spichty, A. Girnita, J. Howe, L. Jelinek, J. Lomago, M. Crespo,, J. Pilewski, C. Bermudez, Y. Toyoda, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center, Cincinnati, OH

Impact of Body Mass Index on Survival Following Lung Transplantation

J. Bhama, D. Zaldonis, N. Shigemura, T. Horai, S. Tabata, P. Bonde, B. Sareyyupoglu, J. Pilewski, M. Crespo, B. Johnson, P. George, S. Gilbert, C. Bermudez, M.A. Zenati, Y. Toyoda, Heart, Lung & Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Division of Allery, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 

Initial Experience with Concomitant Surgery of Lung Transplantation and Tricuspid Valve Repair for Patients with Severe Pulmonary Hypertension

 N. Shigemura, B. Sareyyupoglu, S. Tabata, T. Horai, P. Bonde, M. Crespo,, B. Johnson, J. Pilewski, J. Bhama, S. Gilbert, C. Bermudez, Y. Toyoda, Cardiothoracic Transplantation Surgery, The Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Pulmonary Transplant, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in Patients with Chronic Cardiomyopathy: A Word of Caution

C. Bermudez, Y. Toyoda, F. Avila, S. Mulukutla, O. Marroquin, J.Teuteberg, R. Kormos, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh; Cardiovascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh

Predictors of Subtherapeutic Serum Posaconazole Levels in Heart/Lung Transplant Recipients

R.K. Shields, A.A. Vadnerkar, C.J. Clancy, E.J. Kwak, F. Silveira, M. Crespo,, J. Pilewski, Y. Toyoda, M.H. Nguyen University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Strategies for LVAD Therapy in INTERMACS: Intent Rate v. Event Rate

J.Teuteberg, G.C. Stewart, M. Jessup, R. Kormos, B. Sun, O.H. Frazier, D.C. Naftel, L.W. Stevenson Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH; Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX; University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Decreased Survival after Bi-VAD Implant: Is It the Bi-VAD or the Patient?

J. Cleveland, T.B. Reece, D.C. Naftel, J.F. Antaki, M.A. Murray, J.K. Kirklin, R. Kormos, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Colorado at Denver, Aurora, CO; Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplant, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic, Madison, WI; Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Peripheral Transcriptomes after Continuous Flow LVAD Support: Improved Inflammatory Signature after One Month

J.Teuteberg, G.C. Stewart, M. Jessup, R. Kormos, B. Sun, O.H. Frazier, D.C. Naftel, L.W. Stevenson Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH; Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX; University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Infection during Mechanical Circulatory Support: Can We Really Expect a Better Outlook with Continuous Flow Technology

C.A. Milano, D.C. Naftel, R.F. Padera, R.C. Starling, D. McNamara,, S.V. Pamboukian, S.L. Myers, R. Kormos, Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; Cardiovascular, University of Pittsburgh Medical, Pittsburgh, PA

Equivalent Outcomes of Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Patients by Gender in the Modern Era of Mechanical Support

E.A. Genovese, M.A. Dew, J.Teuteberg, C. Bermudez, D. McNamara,, S. Winowich, A. Weimer, R. Kormos, Medical School, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA; Psychiatry, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA; Cardiovascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Major Neurological Events after Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Implantation Are Device Specific but Are Also Related to Pre-Implant Factors

T. Horai, N.C. Ku, E.A. Genovese, C. Bermudez, J. Bhama, J.Teuteberg, S. Winowich, A. Weimer, G.C. O'Shea, Y. Toyoda, D. McNamara,, R. Kormos, Heart Lung and Esophageal Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Cardiovascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Adding a Hydrogen-Producing Magnesium Stick to the Drinking Water Protects Cardiac Allografts and Reduces Allograft Vasculopathy in Rats

A. Nakao, S. Lee, C.-S. Huang, Z. Wang, N. Shigemura, Y. Toyoda, Surgery, Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Applications of a Uniform Strategy of Virtual Cross Match in Heart Transplantation

 P. Bonde, A. Zeevi, Y. Toyoda, R. Kormos, J. Bhama, D. McNamara,, J.Teuteberg, B. Sareyyupoglu, T. Horai, M. Shullo, C. Bermudez,Section of Cardiothoracic Transplantation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Lower Incidence of New Onset Diabetes after Cardiac Transplant with Alemtuzumab Induction

R. Jones, M.A. Shullo, R. Zomak, C. Newman, M. Rebel, C. Yost, M. Navoney,D. McNamara,, Y. Toyoda, R. Kormos, J.Teuteberg, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh, PA; Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Heart, Lung, Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Cardiovascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Alemtuzumab Induction Facilitates Steroid-Free Immunosuppression in Human Cardiac Transplantation: Two Year Outcomes

M.A. Shullo, R. Zomak, J. Bhama, C. Bermudez, D. McNamara,, M. Navoney, R. Kormos, Y. Toyoda, J.Teuteberg, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Heart, Lung, Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Cardiovascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Switch to Sirolimus and Dose Reduced Calcineurin-Inhibitor after Cardiac Transplantation Is Safe and Results in Renal Stability over the Ensuing Three Years

S. Khandhar, H. Shah, M. Shullo, C. Newman, M. Rebel, C. Yost, R. Zomak, D. McNamara, R. Kormos, Y. Toyoda, J.Teuteberg, Cardiovascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Pharmacy and Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Heart, Lung and Esophageal Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

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