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Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714235/tuberculosis-after-kidney-transplantation-is-associated-with-significantly-impaired-allograft-function
#1
Silvana Daher Costa, Tainá Veras de Sandes-Freitas, Camilla Neves Jacinto, Lorena Vasconcelos Mesquita Martiniano, Yago Sucupira Amaral, Fernando José Villar Nogueira Paes, Maria Luiza de Mattos Brito Oliveira Sales, Ronaldo de Matos Esmeraldo, Elizabeth de Francesco Daher
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate renal function before, during and after the course of tuberculosis (TB) disease in kidney transplant recipients; and assess the risk factors for non-recovery of baseline renal function. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, single-center cohort study, including all patients with confirmed or presumed TB diagnosis after kidney transplant (n=34, 2.1%). Renal function was assessed by serum creatinine (Cr) and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) adjusted for deaths and graft losses...
July 17, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714222/barriers-to-vaccination-in-renal-transplant-recipients
#2
Angela Q Maldonado, David Johnson, Jennifer Trofe-Clark
Vaccine-preventable diseases remain at the forefront of challenges in the long-term care of renal transplant recipients (RTR). Although global vaccination campaigns targeting patients with end-stage renal disease or RTR are standard, rates of vaccination among renal transplant candidates and RTRs remain suboptimal. We highlight the multifactorial barriers leading to low vaccination rates in this vulnerable population. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
July 17, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708266/belatacept-conversion-in-an-hiv-positive-kidney-transplant-recipient-following-anti-thymocyte-globulin-induction
#3
Samatha A Kuten, Samir J Patel, Ashvin Baru, A Osama Gaber, Rustin D Crutchley, Venkataraman Ramanathan, Richard J Knight
Herein, we describe a case of early belatacept conversion in a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive kidney transplant recipient in an effort to improve suboptimal graft function and avoid drug interactions following anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) administration. We observed improvement in renal function without HIV disease progression or opportunistic infections. Donor-specific antibodies appeared shortly after conversion but cleared without intervention. This case highlights belatacept as a means to improve renal function and avoid significant drug interactions even following ATG induction...
July 14, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708253/cytomegalovirus-appendicitis-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#4
Atul Kothari, Kari D Caradine, Juan Carlos Crescencio Rico, Appalanaidu Sasapu, Muthu K Veeraputhiran, Yogesh Jethava, Mary J Burgess
We present the case of a young man with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who developed cytomegalovirus (CMV) appendicitis after receiving alemtuzumab for acute refractory graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). CMV appendicitis is a rare complication; and we are reporting the first case to our knowledge of CMV appendicitis following HSCT. Our case highlights the importance of recognition of CMV viral reactivation following the use of alemtuzumab. Using a preemptive strategy of checking CMV PCR, with initiation of early effective treatment on detection of CMV replication, may be appropriate following use of alemtuzumab in hematologic malignancies in patients after HSCT...
July 14, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699274/transplant-center-support-for-infectious-diseases
#5
Joanna M Schaenman, Deepali Kumar, Camille N Kotton, Lara Danziger-Isakov, Michele I Morris
BACKGROUND: Transplant Infectious Diseases (TID) is a rapidly growing subspecialty, which has contributed significantly to improving patient outcomes after transplantation. Obtaining institutional support to implement programs that promote excellence in patient care remains a challenge for many non-surgical transplant-related specialties. METHOD: We surveyed the membership of the American Society of Transplantation Infectious Diseases Community of Practice to assess characteristics of individual transplant programs and delineate current patterns of institutional support of TID, with a goal of facilitating the exchange of innovative funding ideas between transplant programs...
July 12, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696077/legionnaires-disease-in-transplant-recipients-a-15-year-retrospective-study-in-a-tertiary-referral-center
#6
Shobini Sivagnanam, Sara Podczervinski, Susan M Butler-Wu, Vivian Hawkins, Zach Stednick, Lois A Helbert, William A Glover, Estella Whimbey, Jeffrey Duchin, Guang-Shing Cheng, Steven A Pergam
Legionnaires' disease (LD) can be fatal among high-risk transplant recipients. To understand the epidemiology of LD, we reviewed 15-year, longitudinal data from a center in Seattle, Washington that cares for both solid organ transplant (SOT) and hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients. We identified all laboratory-confirmed LD and extracted data on species, diagnostic modalities, clinical presentation, management, and outcomes from medical records. Among 32 patients with LD, transplant recipients made up the majority of diagnoses (22, 69%; SOT 10, HCT 12)...
July 11, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695649/single-center-experience-of-antifungal-prophylaxis-for-coccidioidomycosis-in-heart-transplant-recipients-within-an-endemic-area
#7
Graham M Lohrmann, Darko Vucicevic, Romy Lawrence, D Eric Steidley, Robert L Scott, Shimon Kusne, Janis E Blair
In endemic regions, coccidioidomycosis causes substantial morbidity and mortality for patients receiving solid organ transplants. We aimed to demonstrate the effect of antifungal coccidioidal prophylaxis in heart transplant (HT) recipients. We retrospectively reviewed the electronic health records of all patients who received HTs between October 19, 2005, and December 13, 2014. We collected information regarding antifungal regimens and determined whether patients subsequently developed infections. Our 174-person cohort all received antifungal prophylaxis for at least 6 months (mean follow-up, 53...
July 11, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691772/successful-liver-transplantation-despite-donor-transmitted-esbl-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-infection-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#8
Laura Escolà-Vergé, Ibal Los-Arcos, Junajo González, Mayli Lung, Itxarone Bilbao, Mercè Farré, Teresa Pont, Alberto Sandiumenge, Joan Gavalda, Oscar Len
Donor-derived bacterial infection is a recognized complication of solid organ transplantation. Patients admitted to the intensive care unit are increasingly exposed to infection with multidrug-resistant microorganisms. However, no specific recommendations are available about their suitability as donors. We report a case of donor-transmitted extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae infection in a liver recipient, and review the related literature. This article is protected by copyright...
July 10, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665480/simultaneous-pancreas-kidney-transplant-recipients-are-predisposed-to-tissue-invasive-cytomegalovirus-disease-and-concomitant-infectious-complications
#9
Thomas Schachtner, Marina Zaks, Natalie M Otto, Andreas Kahl, Petra Reinke
BACKGROUND: Infections have increased in simultaneous pancreas/kidney transplant recipients (SPKTRs) with cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection being the most important viral infection with adverse impact on patient and allograft outcomes. METHODS: We studied all primary SPKTRs and deceased-donor kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) between 2008 and 2015 for the development of CMV infection. 21/62 SPKTRs (33.9%) and 90/335 KTRs (26.9%) were diagnosed with CMV infection...
June 30, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644910/across-state-lines-fulminant-babesia-microti-infection-in-a-liver-transplant-recipient
#10
Eric G Meissner, John W McGillicuddy, Jerry Squires, Daniel Skipper, Sally Self, Dan Wray, Erin D Moritz, Susan L Stramer, Satish Nadig
The potential for transmission of Babesia microti by blood transfusion is well recognized. Physicians may be unaware that products used for transfusion may be collected from geographically diverse regions. We describe a liver transplant recipient in South Carolina who likely acquired B. microti infection from a unit of blood collected in Minnesota. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 23, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636757/babesiosis-an-unusual-cause-of-sepsis-after-kidney-transplantation-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Imtiaz Ather, Negiin Pourafshar, Denise Schain, Asmita Gupte, Michael J Casey
We report a unique case of babesiosis presenting as sepsis after kidney transplantation. A 70-year-old female kidney transplant recipient presented with fever, hemolytic anemia, and acute kidney injury, and met three of four systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria. Serology was positive for Babesia microti, confirmed by polymerase chain reaction. The patient was treated with atovaquone and azithromycin and made a full recovery. Reports of babesiosis after solid organ transplantation are rare, with only four prior cases reported in the literature...
June 21, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618165/herpes-simplex-virus-2-transmission-following-solid-organ-transplantation-donor-derived-infection-and-transplantation-from-prior-organ-recipients
#12
Nenad Macesic, Ian J Abbott, Matthew Kaye, Julian Druce, Allan R Glanville, Paul J Gow, Peter D Hughes, Tony M Korman, William R Mulley, Phillip J O'Connell, Helen Opdam, Miranda Paraskeva, Matthew C Pitman, Stella Setyapranata, William D Rawlinson, Paul D R Johnson
BACKGROUND: Owing to limited availability of donor organs, previous solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients are increasingly considered as potential organ donors. We report donor-derived transmission of herpes simplex virus type-2 (HSV-2) to two clusters of SOT recipients with transmission from the original donor and an HSV-2-infected recipient who subsequently became a donor. METHODS: We reviewed medical records of the donors and recipients in both clusters. Pre-transplant serology and virological features of HSV-2 were characterized...
June 15, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618155/clinical-outcome-of-cystic-fibrosis-patients-colonized-by-scedosporium-species-following-lung-transplantation-a-single-center-15-year-experience
#13
Perrine Parize, Veronique Boussaud, Vianney Poinsignon, Emilie Sitterlé, Francoise Botterel, Sandrine Lefeuvre, Romain Guillemain, Eric Dannaoui, Elaine M Billaud
BACKGROUND: Fungi of the genus Scedosporium are emerging pathogens responsible for severe infections in lung transplant recipients. These infections are associated with poor prognosis and some centers consider now Scedosporium species colonization as a contraindication to lung transplantation (LT) even though no published evidence demonstrates that Scedosporium species colonization is associated with higher morbidity or mortality after LT. METHODS: Here we aim to describe characteristics and outcome of cystic fibrosis (CF) lung transplant recipients colonized with Scedosporium species in a single center over a 15-year period...
June 15, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613442/the-effect-of-different-immunoprophylaxis-regimens-on-post-transplant-cytomegalovirus-cmv-infection-in-cmv-seropositive-liver-transplant-recipients
#14
Chian Yong Low, Seyed Mohammadmehdi Hosseini-Moghaddam, Coleman Rotstein, Eberhard L Renner, Shahid Husain
INTRODUCTION: The effects of different immunoprophylaxis regimens on cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in liver transplant recipients (LTRs) have not been compared. METHODS: In a cohort, we studied 343 CMV seropositive recipient (R+) and 83 seronegative donor/recipient (D-/R-) consecutive LTRs from 2004 to 2007. Immunoprophylaxis regimens included steroid-only, steroids plus rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin (rATG), and steroids plus basiliximab. Logistic regression analysis, Cox proportional hazards regression model, and log-rank test were performed for multivariate analysis as appropriate...
June 14, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613410/a-case-of-q-fever-after-liver-transplantation
#15
Lindsay A Petty, Helen S Te, Kenneth Pursell
Coxiella burnetii, the causative agent of Q fever, is a zoonosis that causes both acute and chronic disease in humans. Few cases have been reported in solid organ transplant recipients, and this case highlights the need to include Q fever in the differential diagnosis for fever of unknown origin in solid organ transplant hosts.
June 14, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608641/risk-factors-for-pneumocystis-pneumonia-after-the-first-6-months-following-renal-transplantation
#16
Emmanuel Faure, Arnaud Lionet, Eric Kipnis, Christian Noël, Marc Hazzan
Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) incidence was decreased in renal transplant thanks to prophylaxis, recommended during the first months after transplantation. However, many late PCP cases are observed after the first 6 months and recommendations to maintain or reintroduce prophylaxis are lacking. The objective of the study was to identify risk factors to guide the individual prescription of prophylaxis, 6 months after transplantation. Thirty-three late PCP cases were identified between 1995 and 2012 in Lille Hospital, France, and were compared to 72 randomized controls transplant recipients...
June 13, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605108/perforation-of-the-gallbladder-in-a-patient-with-acute-cytomegalovirus-cholecystitis-shortly-following-renal-transplantation
#17
Yuki Imaoka, Masahiro Ohira, Kohei Ishiyama, Kentaro Ide, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Tahara, Hideki Ohdan
A 74-year-old man with end-stage renal failure secondary to diabetes received a living donor renal transplant (cytomegalovirus [CMV]-seropositive recipient from a CMV-seropositive donor). Computed tomography scan revealed a gallbladder with hemorrhage. On postoperative day 27, cholecystography revealed gallbladder perforation; he underwent an emergency operation. Histological examination of the gallbladder wall was positive for multiple viral inclusion bodies. We report a very rare case of both hemorrhagic and perforated CMV cholecystitis within a month following renal transplantation...
June 12, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605082/toxoplasmosis-in-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-recipients
#18
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Kiran Gajurel, Reshika Dhakal, Jose G Montoya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 12, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599091/burden-of-cytomegalovirus-disease-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-a-national-matched-cohort-study-in-an-inpatient-setting
#19
Zalamai Hakimi, Samuel Aballéa, Sameh Ferchichi, Micky Scharn, Isaac A Odeyemi, Mondher Toumi, Faouzi Saliba
BACKGROUND: We investigated the impact of early- (E-CMV) and late-onset (L-CMV) cytomegalovirus disease on the probability of graft rejection, graft failure, mortality, and healthcare resource use, following solid organ transplantation (SOT) in France. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of data from the French 'Programme de Médicalisation des Systèmes d'Information' database (2007-2011) was conducted to identify SOT recipients who developed CMV disease in an inpatient setting...
June 9, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561517/malakoplakia-after-kidney-transplantation-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
John Fredy Nieto-Ríos, Isabel Ramírez, Mónica Zuluaga-Quintero, Lina María Serna-Higuita, Federico Gaviria-Gil, Alejandro Velez-Hoyos
Malakoplakia is a granulomatous disease associated with an infectious etiology, usually involving the urinary tract. It reveals itself as a recurrent urinary tract infection (r-UTI), and in some cases, it is associated with impairment of renal function. Immunosuppression is one of its main associated factors, and it has been increasingly described in patients with solid organ transplantation (SOT), mainly kidney transplantation. Macroscopically, it can form masses and sometimes it may be confused with neoplasia, which is why histological findings are fundamental for the diagnosis...
May 31, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
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