Jayan K Parameshwar

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wo of the previous International Society for Heart and ung Transplantation (ISHLT) consensus conferences ave addressed listing criteria for patients awaiting eart transplantation. Guidelines from these two onferences were completed before the acceptance of -blocker and device therapies in the clinical treatment f late-stage heart failure. Guidelines(More)
The development of cardiac allograft vasculopathy remains the Achilles heel of cardiac transplantation. Unfortunately, the definitions of cardiac allograft vasculopathy are diverse, and there are no uniform international standards for the nomenclature of this entity. This consensus document, commissioned by the International Society of Heart and Lung(More)
A joint working group established by the Haemato-oncology subgroup of the British Committee for Standards in Haematology (BCSH) and the British Transplantation Society (BTS) has reviewed the available literature and made recommendations for the diagnosis and management of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) in adult recipients of solid organ(More)
Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is a common cause of death after heart transplantation. Coronary angiography is used to monitor the progress of recipients. Diagnostic accuracy of angiography and risk factors for CAV have not been clearly established. Between August 1979 and January 2002, 566 1-year survivors of heart transplantation underwent 2168(More)
BACKGROUND Everolimus is an immunosuppressive agent that reduces cardiac allograft vasculopathy. This report presents the 24-month results of a multicenter trial of everolimus vs azathioprine in heart transplantation. METHODS A total of 634 patients were randomized to receive 1.5 mg everolimus, 3 mg everolimus or azathioprine, with cyclosporine and(More)
OBJECTIVES The Levitronix CentriMag ventricular assist device (VAD) is a centrifugal pump designed for short-term extracorporeal support in cardiogenic shock. The aim of this study is to report our clinical experience with the Levitronix CentriMag for uni- and biventricular support. METHODS Between July 2004 and December 2006, 27 patients were supported(More)
Most deaths in the first 30 days after cardiac transplantation are due to failure of the donor heart, often with the clinical picture of right ventricular failure. Indeed, there is a significant reduction in contractility of the human donor heart and loss of contractile reserve before and soon after transplantation. This myocardial insult appears in(More)
BACKGROUND The success of intrathoracic organ transplantation has lead to a growing imbalance between the demand and supply of donor organs. Accordingly, there has been an expansion in the use of organs from nonconventional donors such as those who died from carbon monoxide poisoning. We describe our experience with 7 patients who were transplanted using(More)
A joint working group established by the Haemato-oncology subgroup of the British Committee for Standards in Haematology (BCSH) and the British Transplantation Society (BTS) has reviewed the available literature and made recommendations for the diagnosis and management of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder in adult recipients of solid organ(More)
The greater and more consistent absorption of cyclosporine from the microemulsion formulation (Neoral; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Frimley, UK) when compared with that from the original form (Sandimmune; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Frimley, UK) results in greater systemic exposure. Lung transplant recipients could particularly benefit from this(More)