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#1
Josep M Cruzado, Edoardo Melilli
The diagnosis of acute rejection still relies on renal allograft biopsy. In fact, histological features including C4d staining can be useful to differentiate cellular and antibody-mediated acute rejection. However, the pathogenic mechanism to define the type of rejection is usually assessed by anti-HLA donor specific antibodies (DSA) monitoring. Suspicion of acute rejection is usually based on renal function deterioration. This method has low sensitivity. Moreover, creatinine increase follows graft injury and therefore the diagnosis is performed when there is an ongoing acute rejection...
February 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627016/unique-clinical-conditions-associated-with-different-acinar-regions-of-fibrosis-in-long-term-surviving-pediatric-liver-grafts
#2
Marjolein Baas, Annette S H Gouw, Marius C van den Heuvel, Bouke G Hepkema, Paul M G J Peeters, HenkJan Verkade, René Scheenstra
In the majority of long-term survivors after PLTx, graft fibrosis has been identified. Recently, subtypes of graft fibrosis have been described based on their predominant acinar localization. We aimed to evaluate whether the development of portal, perisinusoidal, and centrilobular distribution of graft fibrosis is related to patient or transplantation-related parameters. We reviewed the histological features in protocol liver biopsies taken at 1 and 5 years after PLTx of 47 children on a tacrolimus-based immunosuppressive regimen...
June 18, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613436/the-incremental-cost-of-incompatible-living-donor-kidney-transplant-a-national-cohort-analysis
#3
David Axelrod, Krista L Lentine, Mark A Schnitzler, Xun Luo, Huiling Xiao, Babak J Orandi, Allan Massie, Jacqueline Garonzik-Wang, Mark D Stegall, Stanley C Jordan, Jose Oberholzer, Ty B Dunn, Lloyd E Ratner, Sandip Kapur, Ronald P Pelletier, John P Roberts, Marc L Melcher, Pooja Singh, Debra L Sudan, Marc P Posner, Jose M El-Amm, Ron Shapiro, Matthew Cooper, George S Lipkowitz, Michael A Rees, Christopher L Marsh, Bashir R Sankari, David A Gerber, Paul W Nelson, Jason Wellen, Adel Bozorgzadeh, A Osama Gaber, Robert A Montgomery, Dorry L Segev
Incompatible living donor kidney transplant (ILDKT) has been established as an effective option for end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients with willing but HLA incompatible live donors, reducing mortality and improving quality of life. Depending upon antibody titer, ILDKT can require highly resource intensive procedure including intravenous immunoglobulin, plasma exchange and/or cell depleting antibody treatment as well as protocol biopsies and DSA testing. This study sought to compare the cost and Medicare reimbursement, exclusive of organ acquisition payment, for ILDKT recipients (N=926) with varying antibody titers to matched compatible transplants (N=2762) performed between 2002-2011...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610776/two-stage-late-reconstruction-with-a-fresh-large-osteochondral-shell-allograft-transplantation-flocsat-for-a-large-ostechondral-defect-in-a-non-union-after-a-lateral-tibia-plateau-fracture-2-year-follow-up
#4
C Krettek, J Clausen, M Omar, S Noack, C Neunaber
This is the description of a 58-year-old female patient presenting 8 months after a horse riding accident with significant pain and inability to walk independently. Imaging revealed a large osseous defect of the lateral tibia plateau which was not united posteriorly. The patient refused knee replacement and we developed a patient specific two-step procedure for her. Step 1: Filling of the defect with a large cortico-cancellous autograft from the posterior iliac crest; step 2: Transplantation of a fresh large osteochondral shell allograft (FLOCSAT)...
May 17, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600850/eight-year-follow-up-in-pediatric-living-donor-kidney-recipients-receiving-alemtuzumab-induction
#5
Michael M Kaabak, Nadeen N Babenko, Ron Shapiro, Alexey A Maschan, Allan K Zokoev, Stanislav V Schekaturov, Julia N Vyunkova, Olga V Dymova
Recipient lymphocytes are crucial for direct and indirect pathways of allorecognition. We proposed that the administration of alemtuzumab several weeks pretransplantation could eradicate peripheral lymphatic cells and promote donor-specific acceptance. This was a single-center, retrospective review of 101 consecutive living donor kidney transplantations in pediatric patients (age 7 months-18 years), performed between September 2006 and April 2010. IS protocol included two 30 mg doses of alemtuzumab: The first was given 12-29 days prior to transplantation, and the second at the time of transplantation...
June 10, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586044/noninvasive-detection-of-acute-renal-allograft-rejection-by-measurement-of-soluble-tim-3-in-urine
#6
Dajin Chen, Wenhan Peng, Hong Jiang, Hao Yang, Jianyong Wu, Huiping Wang, Jianghua Chen
The purpose of the present study was to assess whether urinary soluble T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain-containing protein 3 (sTim-3) could be adopted as a novel non‑invasive biomarker for acute rejection (AR) following renal transplantation. A total of 156 patients were enrolled between January 2006 and December 2009, comprising 49 patients with biopsy‑proven AR, 58 patients with stable grafts and no abnormal histological findings (NO‑AR), 10 patients with subclinical rejection (SCR) in protocol biopsies, 10 patients with acute tubular necrosis (ATN) and 29 patients with chronic allograft nephropathy (CAN)...
July 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583566/influences-of-pre-formed-donor-specific-anti-human-leukocyte-antigen-antibodies-in-living-donor-renal-transplantation-results-with-graft-immunocomplex-capture-fluorescence-analysis
#7
T Nakamura, H Ushigome, K Watabe, Y Imanishi, K Masuda, T Matsuyama, S Harada, K Koshino, T Iida, S Nobori, N Yoshimura
BACKGROUND: Advances in immunosuppressants enable organ transplantation for sensitized patients. However, influences of pre-formed donor-specific anti-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibodies (DSA) have not been fully understood in renal transplantation (RT). On the other hand, immunocomplex capture fluorescence analysis (ICFA) is a reliable method to detect donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies and HLA antigen complexes. Graft ICFA can detect DSA in an allograft (g-DSA). METHODS: To elucidate the consequences of pre-formed DSA, 198 patients who underwent living-donor RT were enrolled for this study (observation period: 57...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556519/lessons-learned-early-termination-of-a-randomized-trial-of-calcineurin-inhibitor-and-corticosteroid-avoidance-using-belatacept
#8
Kenneth A Newell, Aneesh K Mehta, Christian P Larsen, Peter G Stock, A Bradley Farris, Shikha G Mehta, David Ikle, Brian Armstrong, Yvonne Morrison, Nancy Bridges, Mark Robien, Roslyn B Mannon
The intent of this NIH-sponsored study was to compare a belatacept-based immunosuppressive regimen with a maintenance regimen of tacrolimus and mycophenolate (MMF). Nineteen primary, EBV-immune renal transplant recipients with a negative cross-match were randomized to one of three groups. All patient groups received perioperative steroids and maintenance MMF. Patients in groups 1 and 2 were induced with alemtuzumab and maintained on tacrolimus or belatacept, respectively. Patients in group 3 were induced with basiliximab, received 3 months of tacrolimus, and maintained on belatacept...
May 28, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553041/a-single-center-experience-of-kidney-transplantation-from-donation-after-circulatory-death-challenges-and-scope-in-india
#9
S Singh, S Kumar, S Dasgupta, D B Kenwar, M Rathi, A Sharma, H S Kohli, V Jha, K L Gupta, M Minz
Donation after circulatory death (DCD) has never been attempted in India because of legal constraints and lack of guidelines for the withdrawal of life support in end-of-life situations. The present report describes the initial experience of transplantation of organs from DCD donors in a tertiary care center in India. Between 2011 and 2015, five donors had kidneys retrieved after cardiac arrest. These patients were declared dead after waiting for 5 min with no electrocardiographic signal on monitor following cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which was restarted in three patients till organ retrieval...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546531/supplementary-administration-of-everolimus-reduces-cardiac-systolic-function-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#10
Kazuma Tsujimura, Morihito Ota, Kiyoshi Chinen, Kiyomitsu Nagayama, Masato Oroku, Morikuni Nishihira, Yoshiki Shiohira, Masami Abe, Kunitoshi Iseki, Hideki Ishida, Kazunari Tanabe
BACKGROUND The effect of everolimus, one of the mammalian targets of rapamycin inhibitors, on cardiac function was evaluated in kidney transplant recipients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Seventy-six participants who underwent kidney transplant between March 2009 and May 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. To standardize everolimus administration, the following criteria were used: (1) the recipient did not have a donor-specific antigen before kidney transplantation; (2) the recipient did not have proteinuria and uncontrollable hyperlipidemia after kidney transplantation; and (3) acute rejection was not observed on protocol biopsy 3 months after kidney transplantation...
May 26, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535529/looking-into-the-graft-without-a-biopsy-biomarkers-of-acute-rejection-in-renal-transplantation
#11
Andrea Angeletti, Paolo Cravedi
Immunosuppression in kidney transplantation is still largely driven by center-specific protocols and adjusted according to the presence of graft dysfunction, drug toxicity or infection. Due to the current inability to titrate immunosuppression to the needs of every single patient, this approach is burdened by an increased risk of under or over-immunosuppression. To extend allograft survival, immunosuppression should be decided based on reliable biomarkers capable of quantifying the alloimmune response and/or noninvasively diagnosing acute rejection...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511287/generation-and-characterization-of-highly-purified-canine-schwann-cells-from-spinal-nerve-dorsal-roots-as-potential-new-candidates-for-transplantation-strategies
#12
Nicole Steffensen, Annika Lehmbecker, Ingo Gerhauser, Yimin Wang, Regina Carlson, Andrea Tipold, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Veronika M Stein
Schwann cells (SCs) are promising candidates for transplantation-strategies in the central nervous system by promoting axonal regeneration. The dog represents a translational model for human spinal cord injury (SCI) for studies with new repair strategies after intervertebral disk herniation (IVDH). To overcome the necessity for an additional surgical procedure, for the first time a protocol for isolation, and purification of canine SCs from spinal-nerve-biopsies during standard hemilaminectomy in IVDH affected paraplegic dogs for potential transplantation was developed...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511172/donor-specific-anti-human-leukocyte-antigens-antibodies-acute-rejection-renal-function-and-histology-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-receiving-tacrolimus-and-everolimus
#13
Alexandra Ferreira, Claudia Felipe, Marina Cristelli, Laila Viana, Geovana Basso, Suelen Stopa, Juliana Mansur, Mayara Ivani, Adrieli Bessa, Priscila Ruppel, Wilson Aguiar, Erika Campos, Maria Gerbase-DeLima, Henrique Proença, Helio Tedesco-Silva, José Medina-Pestana
BACKGROUND: This analysis compared efficacy, renal function, and histology in kidney transplant recipients receiving tacrolimus (TAC) combined with everolimus (EVR) or mycophenolate (MPS). METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis from a randomized trial in kidney transplant recipients who received a single 3 mg/kg dose of rabbit antithymocyte globulin (r-ATG), TAC, EVR, and prednisone (PRED; r-ATG/EVR, n = 85), basiliximab (BAS), TAC, EVR, and PRED (BAS/EVR, n = 102) or BAS, TAC, MPS, and PRED (BAS/MPS, n = 101)...
2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508971/short-term-outcome-and-quality-of-life-in-kidney-transplant-recipient-with-monoclonal-gammopathy
#14
Masaaki Yanishi, Hiroyasu Tsukaguchi, Takashi Yoshida, Hisanori Taniguchi, Kenji Yoshida, Takao Mishima, Yoshihiro Komai, Kaneki Yasuda, Masato Watanabe, Motohiko Sugi, Hidefumi Kinoshita, Tadashi Matsuda
Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is the common pre-malignant B cell disorders with a general prevalence of 3-5 % at age over 50. Because of the potential malignant transformation and immune insufficiency, pre-transplant MGUS recipient should be carefully followed after allograft transplantation. The post-transplant prognosis and quality of life (QOL) in patient with MGUS have not yet been fully determined. The aim of this study is to evaluate function and pathology of the renal allograft and self-assessment QOL changes during 2 years after transplantation in our case of MGUS-bearing recipient...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500662/application-of-a-novel-bioreactor-for-in-vivo-engineering-of-pancreas-tissue
#15
Javad Hashemi, Parvin Pasalar, Masoud Soleimani, Reza Khorramirouz, Kiarad Fendereski, Seyed Ehsan Enderami, Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh
Type 1 diabetes is characterized by autoimmune destruction of pancreatic cells. Organ transplantation is an acceptable treatment for native organ failure. However, it is associated with several problems due to a number of reasons, such as the lack of appropriate donors and immunosuppression. In our present study, a novel model is presented for in vivo recellularization of acellular pancreas by implanting between the host pancreas and the adjacent omental flap. In this study, the pancreases were harvested and cannulated via the common bile duct and then, the scaffolds were acellularized by a detergent-based protocol...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497582/an-objective-definition-for-clinical-suspicion-of-t-cell-mediated-rejection-after-liver-transplantation
#16
Manuel Rodríguez-Perálvarez, Laura De Luca, Gonzalo Crespo, Ángel Rubin, Sandra Marín, Salvador Benlloch, Jordi Colmenero, Marina Berenguer, Miguel Navasa, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Manuel De la Mata
A uniform definition of clinical suspicion of T-cell-mediated rejection (TCMR) in liver transplantation (LT) is needed to homogenize clinical decisions, especially within randomized trials. This multicenter study included a total of 470 primary LT recipients. The derivation cohort consisted of 142 patients who had clinically driven liver biopsies at any time after LT. The external validation cohort included 328 patients who underwent protocol biopsies at day 7-10 after LT. The rates of moderate-severe histological TCMR were 33...
May 12, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491859/autophagy-in-kidney-transplants-of-sirolimus-treated-recipients
#17
Sagar Bhayana, Arpita Baisantry, Thomas D Kraemer, Christoph Wrede, Jan Hegermann, Jan-Hinrich Bräsen, Clemens Bockmeyer, Jan Ulrich Becker, Matthias Ochs, Wilfried Gwinner, Hermann Haller, Anette Melk, Roland Schmitt
BACKGROUND: Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors are increasingly used as immunosuppressive agents in kidney transplantation. In the experimental setting it has been shown that mTOR inhibitors promote autophagy, but the concept that this might also occur in transplant patients has not been addressed. OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to investigate the association between mTOR inhibition and autophagy in renal transplants under routine clinical conditions...
March 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489277/pancreas-after-islet-transplantation-in-nonuremic-type-1-diabetes-a-strategy-for-restoring-durable-insulin-independence
#18
S A Wisel, J M Gardner, G R Roll, J Harbell, C E Freise, S Feng, S M Kang, R Hirose, D B Kaufman, A M Posselt, P G Stock
Islet transplantation offers a minimally invasive approach for β cell replacement in diabetic patients with hypoglycemic unawareness. Attempts at insulin independence may require multiple islet reinfusions from distinct donors, increasing the risk of allogeneic sensitization. Currently, solid organ pancreas transplant is the only remaining surgical option following failed islet transplantation in the United States; however, the immunologic impact of repeated exposure to donor antigens on subsequent pancreas transplantation is unclear...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475248/effectiveness-of-an-evidence-based-induction-therapy-protocol-revision-in-adult-kidney-transplant-recipients
#19
Jillian P Casale, Dave J Taber, Carmelina Staino, Kimberly Boyle, Kelly Covert, Nicole A Pilch, Caitlin Mardis, Holly B Meadows, Kenneth D Chavin, John W McGillicuddy, Prabhakar K Baliga, James N Fleming
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Induction immunosuppression significantly improves graft outcomes following kidney transplantation, but protocols vary among transplant centers due to the lack of data identifying an optimal induction agent. The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of an evidence-based protocol change in induction therapy in adult kidney transplant recipients. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Large tertiary care academic medical center...
May 5, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457402/early-vascular-thrombosis-after-kidney-transplantation-can-we-predict-patients-at-risk
#20
R A P de Freitas, M L de Lima, M Mazzali
BACKGROUND: Renal transplant is the therapy of choice for patients with chronic renal disease. In recent years, improvement in immunosuppressive drugs reduced early graft loss associated with acute rejection. However, vascular thrombosis, accounting for 5% of early graft loss, can sensitize the recipient for human leukocyte antibodies, reducing the chance for a second transplant. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for vascular thrombosis in a single transplant center, to design specific prevention protocol...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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