I Kaczmarek

Summary

Affiliation: University of Munich
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Gender does matter: gender-specific outcome analysis of 67,855 heart transplants
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Grosshadern University Hospital, LMU University, Munich, Germany
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 61:29-36. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Tacrolimus with mycophenolate mofetil or sirolimus compared with calcineurin inhibitor-free immunosuppression (sirolimus/mycophenolate mofetil) after heart transplantation: 5-year results
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Transplantation Center Munich, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 32:277-84. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Umbilical cord clamps for bronchus closure in donor lung retrieval
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Transplantation Center Munich, Ludwig Maximilians University, Grosshadern University Hospital, Marchioninistrasse 15, Munich, Germany
    Ann Transplant 17:149-51. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Donor-specific HLA alloantibodies: long-term impact on cardiac allograft vasculopathy and mortality after heart transplant
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377 Munich, Germany
    Exp Clin Transplant 6:229-35. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Defining algorithms for efficient therapeutic drug monitoring of mycophenolate mofetil in heart transplant recipients
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Epidemiology, Ludwig Maximilians University, University Hospital Grosshadern, Munich, Germany
    Ther Drug Monit 30:419-27. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Late-onset tacrolimus-associated cerebellar atrophia in a heart transplant recipient
    I Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 26:89-92. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Sirolimus impairs gonadal function in heart transplant recipients
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    Am J Transplant 4:1084-8. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Mechanical circulatory support in infants and adults with the MEDOS/HIA assist device
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Grasshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    Artif Organs 29:857-60. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint The controversy of donor serum sodium levels in heart transplantation--a multicenter experience
    I Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians University, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377 Munich, Germany
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 54:313-6. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Levosimendan for primary graft failure after heart transplantation: a 3-year follow-up
    A Beiras-Fernandez
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Klinikum Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    Transplant Proc 43:2260-2. 2011

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Publications67

  1. doi request reprint Gender does matter: gender-specific outcome analysis of 67,855 heart transplants
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Grosshadern University Hospital, LMU University, Munich, Germany
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 61:29-36. 2013
    ..Data of more than 67,000 patients registered at the International Society of Heart Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) were reviewed focusing on the influence of gender differences on short- and long-term outcome after HT...
  2. doi request reprint Tacrolimus with mycophenolate mofetil or sirolimus compared with calcineurin inhibitor-free immunosuppression (sirolimus/mycophenolate mofetil) after heart transplantation: 5-year results
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Transplantation Center Munich, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 32:277-84. 2013
    ..This randomized controlled trial was performed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of 3 immunosuppressive protocols...
  3. ncbi request reprint Umbilical cord clamps for bronchus closure in donor lung retrieval
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Transplantation Center Munich, Ludwig Maximilians University, Grosshadern University Hospital, Marchioninistrasse 15, Munich, Germany
    Ann Transplant 17:149-51. 2012
    ..Usually donor lungs are transported in an inflated state and the bronchi are closed with a stapler device...
  4. ncbi request reprint Donor-specific HLA alloantibodies: long-term impact on cardiac allograft vasculopathy and mortality after heart transplant
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377 Munich, Germany
    Exp Clin Transplant 6:229-35. 2008
    ..We investigated the clinical impact of donor-specific humoral alloreactivity during the follow-up of heart transplant recipients...
  5. doi request reprint Defining algorithms for efficient therapeutic drug monitoring of mycophenolate mofetil in heart transplant recipients
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Epidemiology, Ludwig Maximilians University, University Hospital Grosshadern, Munich, Germany
    Ther Drug Monit 30:419-27. 2008
    ..Using the algorithms for the estimation of MPA-AUC0-12h based on LSS within the first 2 hours after MMF dosing may help to optimize treatment with MMF by individualization of dosing...
  6. ncbi request reprint Late-onset tacrolimus-associated cerebellar atrophia in a heart transplant recipient
    I Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 26:89-92. 2007
    ..His neurologic constitution ameliorated after an immunosuppressant switch from tacrolimus to sirolimus...
  7. ncbi request reprint Sirolimus impairs gonadal function in heart transplant recipients
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    Am J Transplant 4:1084-8. 2004
    ..These effects were trough-level dependent. All candidates awaiting organ transplantation should be informed about these adverse effects...
  8. ncbi request reprint Mechanical circulatory support in infants and adults with the MEDOS/HIA assist device
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Grasshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    Artif Organs 29:857-60. 2005
    ..Secondary organ functions improve under this pulsatile circulatory assistance. Hemorrhage and thromboembolic events are the most frequent complications...
  9. ncbi request reprint The controversy of donor serum sodium levels in heart transplantation--a multicenter experience
    I Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians University, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377 Munich, Germany
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 54:313-6. 2006
    ..The clinical relevance on recipient outcome is less examined. We investigated the impact of elevated donor serum sodium levels (DSL) on outcome after heart transplantation in 1800 heart transplantations...
  10. doi request reprint Levosimendan for primary graft failure after heart transplantation: a 3-year follow-up
    A Beiras-Fernandez
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Klinikum Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    Transplant Proc 43:2260-2. 2011
    ..Levosimendan increases the 30-day survival among patients with PGF. Herein we have reported a 3-year follow-up at a single center of a patient cohort including PGF cases treated with levosimendan...
  11. doi request reprint Proton pump inhibitors reduce mycophenolate exposure in heart transplant recipients-a prospective case-controlled study
    S Kofler
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Munich, Germany
    Am J Transplant 9:1650-6. 2009
    ..This interaction results in a decreased MMF drug exposure which may lead to patients having a higher risk for acute rejection and transplant vasculopathy...
  12. ncbi request reprint Sirolimus-associated infertility: case report and literature review of possible mechanisms
    M A Deutsch
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    Am J Transplant 7:2414-21. 2007
    ..In our view, oligospermia as a possible and at least partly reversible side-effect of mTOR inhibitors has to be taken into consideration, particularly, when administrated to young male patients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Lack of impact of donor sodium levels on outcome after heart transplantation
    I Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    Transplant Proc 35:2121-2. 2003
  14. doi request reprint Graft-infiltrating dendritic cells and coronary endothelial dysfunction after human heart transplantation
    Sieglinde Kofler
    Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik I, University Medical Center Munich Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 27:387-93. 2008
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Successful single lung fontan operation in 2 children: case reports
    D Schmauss
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    Heart Surg Forum 10:E331-3. 2007
    ..Therefore, the absence of one lung is not a contraindication for a Fontan palliation in selected patients with optimal hemodynamics...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cardiac transplantation in a 14-yr-old patient with mitochondrial encephalomyopathy
    D Schmauss
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians University, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377 Munich, Germany
    Pediatr Transplant 11:560-2. 2007
    ..The patient was listed for urgent heart transplantation and received a donor heart after 36 days. One yr post-operatively, the patient has completely recovered...
  17. doi request reprint Calcineurin inhibitor withdrawal and conversion to mycophenolate mofetil and steroids in cardiac transplant recipients with chronic renal failure: a word of caution
    Jan Groetzner
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians University Hospital Grosshadern, Munich, Germany
    Clin Transplant 22:587-93. 2008
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the impact of an immunosuppressive conversion from CNIs to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and steroids in cardiac transplant recipients with CRF on renal and cardiac graft function...
  18. ncbi request reprint Freedom from graft vessel disease in heart and combined heart- and kidney-transplanted patients treated with tacrolimus-based immunosuppression
    Jan Groetzner
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians University Hospital Grosshadern Munich, Munich, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 24:1787-92. 2005
    ..Due to the increased donor shortage, the clinical outcome of combined HKTx patients on tacrolimus-based immunosuppression was assessed and compared with a group of HTx patients...
  19. doi request reprint Primary graft failure and Ca2+ sensitizers after heart transplantation
    A Beiras-Fernandez
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    Transplant Proc 40:951-2. 2008
    ..Acute graft failure after cardiac transplantation is associated with poor short- and long-term outcomes. Among our patients, levosimendan reduced the need for catecholamine support as well as improved ventricular performance...
  20. ncbi request reprint The new German allocation system for donated thoracic organs causes longer ischemia and increased costs
    J Groetzner
    Herzchirurgische Klinik, LMU, Klinikum Grosshadern, Munich, Germany
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 50:376-9. 2002
    ..In this study, we investigated the impact of the new allocation system on economic aspects as on clinical results...
  21. doi request reprint Mycophenolate and sirolimus as calcineurin inhibitor-free immunosuppression improves renal function better than calcineurin inhibitor-reduction in late cardiac transplant recipients with chronic renal failure
    Jan Groetzner
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians University Grosshadern, Munich, Germany
    Transplantation 87:726-33. 2009
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Successful pulmonary thromboendarterectomy for right atrial thrombosis in a heart transplant recipient: a case report
    A K Bigdeli
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    Exp Clin Transplant 5:621-3. 2007
    ..Six months after discharge, the patient is well and has a New York Heart Association class 1 rating. This is the first report of a successful pulmonary thromboendarterectomy in a heart transplant recipient...
  23. ncbi request reprint The need for a tailored immunosuppression in older heart transplant recipients
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 24:1965-8. 2005
    ..Less chronic rejection but increased risk for infectious complications, renal failure and neoplasms indicate the need for decreased immunosuppression and effective infection prophylaxis in older recipients...
  24. ncbi request reprint Mechanical circulatory support in pediatric patients with the MEDOS assist device
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Department Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    ASAIO J 51:498-500. 2005
    ..Secondary organ functions improve under this pulsatile circulatory assistance. Hemorrhage and thromboembolic events are the most frequent complications...
  25. ncbi request reprint First experience with de novo calcineurin-inhibitor-free immunosuppression following cardiac transplantation
    Bruno Meiser
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Munich, Grosshadern Medical Center, Marchioninistrasse, Munich, Germany
    Am J Transplant 5:827-31. 2005
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Surgical management in paediatric patients with left abnormal subclavian artery and right aortic arch
    R Sodian
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Klinikum Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 55:261-4. 2007
    ..We propose a single-stage repair by transection of the patent ductus arteriosus or ligamentum arteriosum and an additional transection of the left abnormal subclavian artery with reimplantation into the common carotid artery...
  27. doi request reprint Combined aortic valve replacement and extra-anatomic aorta ascending-descending bypass for recurrent aortic coarctation
    Amir K Bigdeli
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Klinikum Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:e22-4. 2010
    ..Off-pump coronary artery bypass techniques were applied to reach the descending aorta...
  28. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcomes after 1000 heart transplantations in six different eras of innovation in a single center
    Sieglinde Kofler
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377 Munich, Germany
    Transpl Int 22:1140-50. 2009
    ..0001)than when compared with other eras. Although the causes for improvement in survival over time are multifactorial, we believe that changes in immunosuppressive therapy have had a major impact on survival...
  29. ncbi request reprint Outcome after aortic valve replacement: comparison of homografts with mechanical prostheses
    Eckehard Kilian
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munchen, Germany
    J Heart Valve Dis 16:404-9. 2007
    ..This study compares, retrospectively, the follow up of these two dissimilar prostheses...
  30. doi request reprint Proton pump inhibitor co-medication reduces mycophenolate acid drug exposure in heart transplant recipients
    Sieglinde Kofler
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Marchioninistrasse 15, Munich, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 28:605-11. 2009
    ..This study investigates the impact of PPI use on mycophenolate acid (MPA) pharmacokinetics in heart transplant recipients receiving mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and tacrolimus (Tac)...
  31. doi request reprint Long-term results after ablation for long-standing atrial fibrillation concomitant to surgery for organic heart disease: is microwave energy reliable?
    Calin Vicol
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Grosshadern Medical Center, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Munich, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 136:1156-9. 2008
    ..Microwave ablation has been reported as efficient for the surgical treatment of long-standing atrial fibrillation. However, the influence of ablation lesions on long-term results is not known...
  32. doi request reprint Impact of coronary endothelial dysfunction on adverse long-term outcome after heart transplantation
    Marion Kübrich
    Divisions of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    Transplantation 85:1580-7. 2008
    ..The present prospective study tested whether endothelial dysfunction independently predicts cardiovascular-related events and death after heart transplantation (HTx)...
  33. doi request reprint Tentacles: a novel device for exposing the heart for the insertion of left apical assist device cannulae
    Daniel Schmauss
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians University, Grosshadern University Hospital, Munich, Germany
    Heart Surg Forum 12:E116-8. 2009
    ..We report a novel technique using the Tentacles 3-point fixation device for the exposure of the left ventricular apex during ventricular fibrillation under cardiopulmonary bypass...
  34. doi request reprint Albumin augmentation improves condition of guinea pig hearts after 4 hr of cold ischemia
    Matthias Jacob
    Clinic of Anesthesiology, Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet Muenchen, Munich, Germany
    Transplantation 87:956-65. 2009
    ..The impact of augmenting a traditional preservation solution with plasma colloid albumin was therefore investigated...
  35. doi request reprint Detection of significant coronary artery stenosis with 64-slice computed tomography in heart transplant recipients: a comparative study with conventional coronary angiography
    Franz von Ziegler
    Department of Cardiology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Grosshadern Campus, Munich, Germany
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 25:91-100. 2009
    ..The present study evaluates clinical feasibility of cardiac multidetector computed tomography angiography (MDCTA) to detect significant stenosis of coronary vessels due to transplant vasculopathy (TVP) after heart transplantation (HTx)...
  36. doi request reprint Anti-MICA antibodies are related to adverse outcome in heart transplant recipients
    Teresa Kauke
    Laboratory for Immunogenetics, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 28:305-11. 2009
    ..Mean follow-up after transplantation was 7 +/- 4.9 years...
  37. ncbi request reprint Daptomycin for eradication of a systemic infection with a methicillin-resistant-Staphylococcus aureus in a biventricular assist device recipient
    Florian Weis
    Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:269-70. 2007
    ..The patient had MRSA sepsis develop resistant to conventional therapy, which was successfully treated with daptomycin...
  38. ncbi request reprint In vitro influence of polyclonal anti-thymocyte globulins on leukocyte expression of adhesion molecules
    Andres Beiras-Fernandez
    Institute for Surgical Research, Ludwig Maximilian University, Marchioninistrasse 27, 81377 Munich, Germany
    Exp Clin Transplant 3:370-4. 2005
    ..This study sought to evaluate the interaction of ATGs and some adhesion molecules expressed on the surface of neutrophils and lymphocytes...
  39. ncbi request reprint Tacrolimus or cyclosporine: which is the better partner for mycophenolate mofetil in heart transplant recipients?
    Bruno M Meiser
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Munich, Grosshadern Medical Center, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81366 Munich, Germany
    Transplantation 78:591-8. 2004
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Sirolimus and mycophenolate mofetil as calcineurin inhibitor-free immunosuppression in a cardiac transplant patient with chronic renal failure
    Jan Groetzner
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilian University Hospital Grosshadem, Munich, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 23:770-3. 2004
    ..This case illustrates the beneficial potential of sirolimus and MMF as CNI-free and safe long-term immunosuppression in a patient with chronic renal failure after heart transplantation...
  41. ncbi request reprint Complete autologous reconstruction of the aorta and the pulmonary bifurcation in truncus arteriosus communis
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians University, Grosshadern University Hospital, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377 Munich, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 30:675-7. 2006
    ..We present a new technique for complete autologous reconstruction of the aorta and the pulmonary bifurcation in truncus arteriosus type I and II...
  42. ncbi request reprint HLA-DR matching improves survival after heart transplantation: is it time to change allocation policies?
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Grosshadern University Hospital, Munich, Munich, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 25:1057-62. 2006
    ..The aim of this single-center study was to assess the impact of HLA matching on long- term outcome after heart transplantation...
  43. ncbi request reprint Blood type incompatible cardiac transplantation in young infants
    Sabine H Daebritz
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Klinikum Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:339-43; discussion 343. 2007
    ..Due to immaturity of the immune system of newborns and infants, ABO-incompatible HTx may be an option to increase donor availability. We present our experience with ABO-incompatible HTx...
  44. ncbi request reprint Mediastinal pheochromocytoma with single coronary blood supply: a case report
    Andres Beiras-Fernandez
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Grosshadern, Munich, Germany
    Heart Surg Forum 10:E196-8. 2007
    ..The tumor was highly vascularized and presented a blood supply derived from the circumflex artery. The mass was successfully removed by open heart surgery, and the patient was discharged 10 days postoperatively...
  45. ncbi request reprint Surgicel Nu-Knit hemostat for bleeding control of fragile sternum
    Helmut Mair
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Munich, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:605-6. 2005
  46. ncbi request reprint Low-dose tacrolimus/sirolimus and steroid withdrawal in heart recipients is highly efficacious
    Bruno Meiser
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 26:598-603. 2007
    ..97 at 1 and 2 years. The regimen was well tolerated with only 3 patients requiring a change of study medication. Mean serum creatinine increased during the first year but returned to baseline at 2 years...
  47. ncbi request reprint Stereolithographic models for surgical planning in congenital heart surgery
    Ralf Sodian
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:1854-7. 2007
    ..Currently we are exploring the impact of using rapid prototyping techniques for surgical planning and intraoperative orientation during the correction of complex congenital malformation...
  48. ncbi request reprint Renal recovery after conversion to a calcineurin inhibitor-free immunosuppression in late cardiac transplant recipients
    Jan Groetzner
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians University Hospital Grosshadern, Marchioninistrasse 15, D 81377 Munich, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 25:333-41. 2004
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a completely CNI-free immunosuppressive regimen [mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and sirolimus (Sir)] in HTx-recipients with late post-transplant renal impairment...
  49. ncbi request reprint Mycophenolate mofetil and sirolimus as calcineurin inhibitor-free immunosuppression for late cardiac-transplant recipients with chronic renal failure
    Jan Groetzner
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians University Hospital Grosshadern, Munich, Germany
    Transplantation 77:568-74. 2004
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Challenging venous reconstruction and heart transplantation in a patient with viscero-atrial situs inversus and complex congenital heart disease with Fontan circulation
    A Beiras-Fernandez
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Grosshadern University Hospital, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 26:290-2. 2007
    ..Orthotopic cardiac transplantation with several technical modifications was performed successfully. At 18 months post-operatively the patient is free from rejection and doing well in New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class I status...
  51. ncbi request reprint Fluvastatin as co-medication in heart transplant recipients with elevated creatine-kinase
    S Sadoni
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Grosshadern University Hospital, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    Transplant Proc 39:558-9. 2007
    ..This study investigated the impact of a switch from other statins to fluvastatin in heart transplant recipients who revealed elevated creatine-kinase levels...
  52. ncbi request reprint Preventing cardiac allograft vasculopathy: long-term beneficial effects of mycophenolate mofetil
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilian University, Grosshadern, Munich, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 25:550-6. 2006
    ..This study analyzed the effects of various immunosuppressive combinations, including cyclosporine (CsA), azathioprine (Aza), tacrolimus (Tac) and MMF, on the time of onset, extent and progression of CAV...
  53. ncbi request reprint Impairment of the blood-brain barrier can result in tacrolimus-induced reversible leucoencephalopathy following heart transplantation
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians University, Grosshadern, Munich, Germany
    Clin Transplant 17:469-72. 2003
    ..Withdrawal of tacrolimus was not necessary while other causes of endothelial injury were treated successfully...
  54. doi request reprint Levosimendan: a new therapeutic option in the treatment of primary graft dysfunction after heart transplantation
    Florian Weis
    Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 28:501-4. 2009
    ..Levosimendan may be a useful, adjunctive inotropic drug in the treatment of patients with primary graft dysfunction after heart transplantation...
  55. ncbi request reprint Successful management of antibody-mediated cardiac allograft rejection with combined immunoadsorption and anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody treatment: case report and literature review
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Grosshadern, Munich, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 26:511-5. 2007
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Impact of donor serum sodium levels on outcome after heart transplantation
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 24:928-31. 2005
    ..No impact of donor serum sodium levels was seen on early post-operative results or on long-term outcome, indicating that cardiac allografts from donors with elevated sodium levels may be transplanted successfully with favorable results...
  57. doi request reprint Influence of hepatitis C virus infection and high virus serum load on biliary complications in liver transplantation
    S Horster
    Medical Department II, Ludwig Maximilians University, Campus Grosshadern, Munich, Germany
    Transpl Infect Dis 15:306-13. 2013
    ..Biliary complications (BCs) and recurrent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are among the major causes of morbidity and graft loss following liver transplantation. The influence of HCV on BCs has not been definitely clarified...
  58. ncbi request reprint Omental flap for recurrent deep sternal wound infection and mediastinitis after cardiac surgery
    S Eifert
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Grosshadern Medical Center, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 55:371-4. 2007
    ..Unsuccessful surgical treatment of deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) and mediastinitis may lead to sepsis, multiorgan failure and death. Omental flap transposition (OFT) may, in this situation, be the only effective therapy...
  59. ncbi request reprint Novel treatment with rituximab of oropharyngeal posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder after heart transplantation
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377 Munich, Germany
    Exp Clin Transplant 3:381-4. 2005
    ..The patient achieved complete remission and was free from recurrence 18 months after the therapy was initiated...
  60. ncbi request reprint Off-pump coronary surgery for allograft vasculopathy 8 years after heart transplant
    Sebastian Michel
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Grosshadern University Hospital, LM University, Munich, Germany
    Exp Clin Transplant 7:261-3. 2009
    ..His postoperative course was uneventful...
  61. doi request reprint Substantially altered expression pattern of cannabinoid receptor 2 and activated endocannabinoid system in patients with severe heart failure
    Florian Weis
    Department of Anesthesiology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    J Mol Cell Cardiol 48:1187-93. 2010
    ..These results might open up new perspectives regarding the role of endocannabinoid signalling in CHF and its potential as a target for pharmacological modulation...
  62. doi request reprint Right-sided heart reperfusion in pediatric patients with left ventricular assist device
    Daniel Schmauss
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:953. 2008
  63. doi request reprint Heart-lung transplantation in patients with pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect
    Katarzyna Januszewska
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Klinikum Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 138:738-43. 2009
    ..Heart-lung transplantation for patients with pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect is challenging. The aim of the study was to present a single-center experience with heart-lung transplantation in this difficult group of patients...
  64. ncbi request reprint Conversion to sirolimus and mycophenolate can attenuate the progression of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome and improves renal function after lung transplantation
    Jan Groetzner
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Friedrich Schiller University Hospital, Jena, Germany
    Transplantation 81:355-60. 2006
    ..The first clinical experience in converting LTx/HLTx-recipients with BOS from calcineurin inhibitor-(CNI)-based immunosuppression to a Sir-MMF based immunosuppression is reported herein...
  65. doi request reprint Caspofungin as first-line therapy for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis after thoracic organ transplantation
    Jan Groetzner
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Cologne University Hospital, Cologne, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 27:1-6. 2008
    ..We report our first clinical experience with the use of caspofungin as first-line therapy in heart and lung transplant recipients with invasive aspergillosis...
  66. ncbi request reprint Effects of direct mechanical ventricular assistance on regional myocardial function in an animal model of acute heart failure
    Ingo Kaczmarek
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Artif Organs 27:261-6. 2003
    ..It also enhances the remaining myocardial function of the failing heart, which might lead to myocardial recovery. These synergistic effects are considered responsible for the high efficiency shown by the IMPS in previous investigations...
  67. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive surgical placement of left ventricular epicardial lead: letter 2
    Helmut Mair
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:407-8. 2006