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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781948/outcomes-of-pediatric-abo-incompatible-living-kidney-transplantations-from-2002-to-2015-an-analysis-of-the-japanese-kidney-transplant-registry
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Motoshi Hattori, Makiko Mieno, Seiichiro Shishido, Atsushi Aikawa, Hidetaka Ushigome, Shinichi Ohshima, Kota Takahashi, Akira Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: Extensive data have been accumulated for adults who have undergone ABO-incompatible (ABOi)-living kidney transplantation (LKT). In contrast, available published data on pediatric recipients who underwent ABOi-LKT from the early to middle 2000s is very limited. Thus, pediatric ABOi-LKT has remained relatively rare and there is a lack of large, multicenter data. METHODS: We analyzed data from the Japanese Kidney Transplant Registry to clarify the patient and graft outcomes of pediatric recipients who underwent ABOi-LKT from 2002 to 2015...
April 30, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779928/the-diagnosis-and-clinical-management-of-the-catastrophic-antiphospholipid-syndrome-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Ricard Cervera, Ignasi Rodríguez-Pintó, Gerard Espinosa
The catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a life-threating variant of the antiphospholipid syndrome characterized by the development of multiple thrombosis in a short period of time, usually ending up in the failure of function of several vital organs. Most CAPS episodes are related to a prothrombotic situation or precipitating factor such as infections, surgical procedures or malignant diseases. In patients with CAPS, the development of multiple thrombosis leads to an important cytokine release that worsens the already critical patient's situation...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765543/igg4-related-kidney-disease-the-effects-of-a-rituximab-based-immunosuppressive-therapy
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Giacomo Quattrocchio, Antonella Barreca, Andrea Demarchi, Laura Solfietti, Giulietta Beltrame, Roberta Fenoglio, Michela Ferro, Paola Mesiano, Stefano Murgia, Giulio Del Vecchio, Carlo Massara, Cristiana Rollino, Dario Roccatello
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a recently recognized disorder, characterized by elevated serum IgG4 concentrations, dense tissue infiltration of IgG4-positive plasma cells and storiform fibrosis. Treatment is usually based on steroids, however, relapses and long-term adverse effects are frequent. We prospectively studied 5 consecutive patients with histologically-proven IgG4-RD and renal involvement, treated with an extended Rituximab protocol combined with steroids. Two doses of intravenous cyclophosphamide were added in 4 patients...
April 20, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738027/hydralazine-associated-adverse-events-a-report-of-two-cases-of-hydralazine-induced-anca-vasculitis
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Roman Zuckerman, Mayurkumar Patel, Eric J Costanzo, Harry Dounis, Rany Al Haj, Seyedehsara Seyedali, Arif Asif
Hydralazine is a direct-acting vasodilator, which has been used in treatment for hypertension (HTN) since the 1950s. While it is well known to cause drug-induced lupus (DIL), recent reports are indicating the emergence of the drug-induced anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) associated vasculitis (DIV). Herein, we describe two patients (aged 57 and 87 years) who presented with severe acute kidney injury (AKI), proteinuria, and hematuria. Both were receiving hydralazine for the treatment of hypertension...
May 7, 2018: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736379/antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitides-with-renal-involvement-open-challenges-in-the-remission-induction-therapy
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REVIEW
Maurizio Salvadori, Aris Tsalouchos
Renal involvement with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis is a common manifestation of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) associated vasculitides, which is characterized by end-stage renal disease and high mortality rates in untreated and/or late referral patients. The long-term renal survival has improved dramatically since the addition of cyclophosphamide (CYC) and recently of rituximab (RTX) in association with corticosteroids in the remission induction therapeutic regimens. However, renal prognosis remains unfavorable for many patients and the mortality rate is still significantly high...
May 6, 2018: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734473/treatment-for-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-mixed-cryoglobulinaemia
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REVIEW
Nuria Montero, Alexandre Favà, Eva Rodriguez, Clara Barrios, Josep M Cruzado, Julio Pascual, Maria Jose Soler
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated mixed cryoglobulinaemia is the manifestation of an inflammation of small and medium-sized vessels produced by a pathogenic IgM with rheumatoid factor activity generated by an expansion of B-cells. The immune complexes formed precipitate mainly in the skin, joints, kidneys or peripheral nerve fibres. Current therapeutic approaches are aimed at elimination of HCV infection, removal of cryoglobulins and also of the B-cell clonal expansions. The optimal treatment for it has not been established...
May 7, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734156/socioeconomics-of-administering-rituximab-for-nephrotic-syndrome
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Tomoyuki Takura, Takashi Takei, Kosaku Nitta
Nephrotic syndrome is a type of intractable disease caused by a disorder in the kidneys, which produces swelling. Although some patients show rapid improvement and recover completely with conventional treatment, many others experience frequent recurrence (frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome) while some remain dependent on the same high dose of steroids they were initially prescribed at the start of treatment (steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome). In the latter cases, side effects of prolonged steroid use are a major issue...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722117/upregulation-of-cd80-on-glomerular-podocytes-plays-an-important-role-in-development-of-proteinuria-following-pig-to-baboon-xeno-renal-transplantation-an-experimental-study
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Christopher J Rivard, Tatsu Tanabe, Miguel A Lanaspa, Hironosuke Watanabe, Shunichiro Nomura, Ana Andres-Hernando, Krystle Garth, Mitsuhiro Sekijima, Takuji Ishimoto, Yuichi Ariyoshi, Gabriela E Garcia, Jigesh Shah, Lennan Boyd, Masayuki Tasaki, Thomas Pomposelli, Akira Shimizu, David H Sachs, Richard J Johnson, Kazuhiko Yamada
We have previously reported that co-transplantation of the kidney with vascularized donor thymus from α-1, 3-galactosyl transferase gene knockout pigs, with an anti-CD154 with rituximab-based regimen led to improved xenograft survival in baboons with donor-specific unresponsiveness. However, nephrotic syndrome emerged as a complication in which the glomeruli showed mild mesangial expansion with similarities to minimal change disease (MCD) in humans. Since MCD is associated with CD80 expression in glomeruli and elevated urinary excretion, we evaluated a potential role for CD80 in xenograft nephropathy...
May 2, 2018: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705974/extreme-hypercalcemia-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient
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Erol Demir, Cagla Karaoglan, Gulcin Yegen, Betul Sair, Halil Yazici, Aydin Turkmen, Mehmet Sukru Sever
Post-transplant hypercalcemia is a major problem in renal transplant recipients, which may negatively affect both graft and patient survival. In this paper, we present a 66-year-old male kidney transplant recipient, who was admitted to our clinic with symptoms of fever, nausea, vomiting and lethargy. Laboratory data showed good renal function; however, a serum calcium level of 22.1 mg/dL. The patient was treated by isotonic saline together with furosemide and methylprednisolone. Because of treatment resistance, subcutaneous calcitonin and ibandronate were added to the treatment protocol as well...
April 28, 2018: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666729/posttransplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder-presenting-as-testicular-lymphoma-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Steve Omoruyi Obanor, Michelle Gruttadauria, Kayla Applebaum, Mohammad Eskandari, Michelle Lieberman Lubetzky, Stuart Greenstein
Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a malignancy caused by the immunosuppression that occurs after transplantation. It is primarily a nodal lesion but frequently it involves extranodal masses. Treatment is usually by reducing immunosuppressive therapy. Testicular lymphoma as PTLD is notably rare in documented literature and there is limited evidence of definitive treatment guidelines. This manuscript describes a patient who developed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of his right testis one year following kidney transplantation...
2018: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661424/intravenous-immunoglobulin-and-rituximab-in-hla-highly-sensitized-kidney-transplant-recipients
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S Querido, A Weigert, T Adragão, J Henriques, R Birne, P Matias, C Jorge, C Nascimento, M Bruges, D Machado
INTRODUCTION: HLA-sensitized patients are penalized both in the access to kidney transplantation (KT) and, once transplanted, in the incidence of rejections and long-term allograft survival despite aggressive induction and maintenance therapy. METHODS: This study retrospectively evaluates the impact of combining T- and B-cell-depleting agents and intravenous immunoglobulin for induction therapy in 45 highly sensitized KT patients (anti-panel reactive antibodies >60%, positive flow cytometry crossmatch or donor specific antibodies at the time of transplantation)...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616329/proliferative-glomerulonephritis-with-monoclonal-igg-deposits-in-children-and-young-adults
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Guolan Xing, Robert Gillespie, Badreldin Bedri, Albert Quan, Pingchuan Zhang, Xin J Zhou
BACKGROUND: Proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal IgG deposits (PGNMID) has been recognized as a distinct entity in recent years. To the best of our knowledge, all patients with PGNMID reported thus far were older than 20 years of age. We now report five cases of PGNMID in patients under 20 years of age. METHODS: The clinical database was searched for patients with native kidney biopsies from 9/2011 to 8/2017, and cases with a diagnosis of PGNMID were retrieved...
April 3, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611051/iga-vasculitis-genetics-and-clinical-and-therapeutic-management
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REVIEW
Miguel A González-Gay, Raquel López-Mejías, Trinitario Pina, Ricardo Blanco, Santos Castañeda
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the study is to perform an update on the current knowledge on genetics, clinical manifestations, and therapy in immunoglobulin A vasculitis (IgAV) (Henoch-Schönlein purpura). RECENT FINDINGS: A strong genetic predisposition in individuals with IgAV was confirmed. It was due to the association with the HLA class II region that in people of European background is mainly related to HLA-DRB1*01 allele. Recent reports support the claim that kidney disease is more common in adults than in children with IgAV...
April 2, 2018: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545130/-renal-involvement-of-cryoglobulinemia
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Alexandre Karras
Cryoglobulins are immunoglobulins that undergo reversible precipitation at low temperatures. They can induce systemic vasculitis, characterized by purpuric cutaneous lesions, arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, hypocomplementemia and glomerular disease. Renal pathology reveals membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, with particularly intense mesangial cell proliferation and infiltration by macrophages, associated with intracapillary thrombi. This renal disease presents as a nephritic syndrome, with heavy proteinuria, haematuria severe hypertension and rapidly progressive kidney failure that can lead to end-stage renal disease...
April 2018: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534659/refractory-cd20-positive-cellular-rejection-in-living-kidney-transplant-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Ahmed I Akl, Hussein A Sheashaa, Mona Abdel Rahim, Muhammed A El Hadedy, Ayman F Refaie
Transplant is the optimal therapy for patients with end-stage renal disease. Acute cellular rejection refractory to treatment remains a major risk factor for graft loss and poor outcomes. In this study, we describe a 39-year-old man who received a living-related kidney transplant. Two days after transplant, the patient displayed acute deterioration of graft function. Conventional anti-rejection therapy was initiated, but graft function did not improve. Biopsy revealed acute cellular rejection (grade IIA), and C4d and HLA antibodies were negative...
March 9, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478072/treatment-of-rapidly-progressive-glomerulonephritis-in-the-elderly
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Gerald B Appel, Wai L Lau
As the population worldwide ages, the epidemic of kidney disease will also increase. Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) positive rapidly progressive positive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) is the most common etiology for biopsied patients among the very elderly. Its pathological features and clinical course are well described, though there is still debate about the mechanism of injury involved in individual patients. From very ancient times, the cornerstone of treatment historically has been high-dose cyclophosphamide and a lengthy course of high-dose corticosteroids...
2018: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29477943/the-use-of-emergency-apheresis-in-the-management-of-plasma-cell-disorders
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REVIEW
Sevgi Kalayoglu-Besisik
Hyperviscosity syndrome (HVS) develops most commonly in Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM) and multiple myeloma (MM). Plasmapheresis is the immediate therapy and very effective at relieving symptoms by removing paraprotein. The most commonly used replacement fluid is 4%-5% human albumin in physiologic saline. FFP may be used in patients with coagulation abnormalities. Plasmapheresis should be continued until acute symptoms abate. Hyperviscosity impairs the circulation in the retina and causes hemorrhages around the small retinal vessels...
February 2018: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445495/rituximab-therapy-for-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-cryoglobulinemic-membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis
#18
Abhilash Koratala, Xu Zeng
Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis associated with mixed cryoglobulinemia is the most common form of kidney disease observed in relation to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Rituximab, a monoclonal antibody against CD20, is an effective treatment for severe and/or refractory HCV-related vasculitis and may evade the need for dialysis as in our patient.
February 2018: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424337/successful-use-of-rituximab-in-glomerular-basement-membrane-nephritis-associated-with-hiv-interstitial-nephritis-secondary-to-castleman-disease
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Nathan Calabro, Kammi Henriksen, Seah H Lim, Eric Kerns
We report a case of glomerular basement membrane crescentic glomerulonephritis and multicentric Castleman disease-associated interstitial nephritis in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The patient received corticosteroids, cyclophosphamide, and plasmapheresis, and within 3 weeks, there was worsening thrombocytopenia, anemia, and renal function requiring initiation of hemodialysis. He then received 8 weekly doses of rituximab, and there was steady improvement in renal function, such that he stopped dialysis within 6 weeks and has remained in disease remission at 1-year follow-up...
February 9, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407331/safety-and-efficacy-of-induction-therapy-with-thymoglobulin-in-ab0-incompatible-kidney-transplantation
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A L Herzog, C Kalogirou, C Wanner, K Lopau
INTRODUCTION: Data suggest an additional role of T cells in antibody-mediated rejections. In 2001 a protocol for AB0-incompatible kidney transplantation based on B-cell-depleting anti-CD20 antibody rituximab, antigen-specific blood group IgG immunoadsorption, intravenous immunoglobulins, and triple immunosuppression was introduced in Europe, which used induction therapy with the use of interleukin-2 receptor antibody (IL2-RA) basiliximab. We used thymoglobulin in AB0-incompatible patients as induction in the face of high immunologic risk...
January 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
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