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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536356/hla-c-kir-ligands-determine-the-impact-of-anti-thymocyte-globulin-atg-on-graft-versus-host-and-graft-versus-leukemia-effects-following-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Johannes Clausen, Alexandra Böhm, Irene Straßl, Olga Stiefel, Veronika Buxhofer-Ausch, Sigrid Machherndl-Spandl, Josef König, Stefan Schmidt, Hansjörg Steitzer, Martin Danzer, Hedwig Kasparu, Ansgar Weltermann, David Nachbaur
Rabbit anti-thymocyte globulins (ATGs) are widely used for the prevention of acute and chronic graft versus host disease (aGVHD, cGVHD) following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). However, most prospective and retrospective studies did not reveal an overall survival (OS) benefit associated with ATG. Homozygosity for human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-C group 1 killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptor ligands (KIR-L), i.e. C1/1 KIR-L status, was recently shown to be a risk factor for severe aGVHD...
March 28, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489305/prolonged-survival-following-pig-to-primate-liver-xenotransplantation-utilizing-exogenous-coagulation-factors-and-co-stimulation-blockade
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J A Shah, M S Patel, N Elias, N Navarro-Alvarez, I Rosales, R A Wilkinson, N J Louras, M Hertl, J A Fishman, R B Colvin, A B Cosimi, J F Markmann, D H Sachs, P A Vagefi
Since the first attempt in 1968, survival following pig-to-primate liver xenotransplantation (LXT) has been limited. We evaluated a model utilizing α-1,3-galactosyltransferase knockout donors, continuous post-transplant infusion of human prothrombin concentrate complex and immunosuppression including anti-thymocyte globulin, FK-506, methylprednisone and co-stimulation blockade (belatacept, n=3 or anti-CD40mAb, n=1) to extend survival. Baboon #1 remained well until POD25 when euthanasia was required due to cholestasis and plantar ulcers...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484270/risk-factors-for-pneumocystis-jirovecii-pneumonia-pjp-in-kidney-transplantation-recipients
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Su Hwan Lee, Kyu Ha Huh, Dong Jin Joo, Myoung Soo Kim, Soon Il Kim, Juhan Lee, Moo Suk Park, Young Sam Kim, Se Kyu Kim, Joon Chang, Yu Seun Kim, Song Yee Kim
Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) is a potentially life-threatening infection that occurs in immunocompromised patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate risk factors for PJP in kidney transplantation recipients. We conducted a retrospective analysis of patient data from 500 consecutive kidney transplants performed at Severance Hospital between April 2011 and April 2014. Eighteen kidney transplantation recipients (3.6%) were diagnosed with PJP. In the univariate analysis, acute graft rejection, CMV infection, use of medication for diabetes mellitus, and lowest lymphocyte count were associated with PJP...
May 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473904/from-chronic-immune-thrombocytopenia-to-severe-aplastic-anemia-recent-insights-into-the-evolution-of-eltrombopag
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REVIEW
Harinder Gill, Raymond S M Wong, Yok-Lam Kwong
Thrombopoietin (TPO) is the most potent cytokine stimulating thrombopoiesis. Therapy with exogenous TPO is limited by the formation of antibodies cross-reacting with endogenous TPO. Mimetics of TPO are compounds with no antigenic similarity to TPO. Eltrombopag is an orally-active nonpeptide small molecule that binds to the transmembrane portion of the TPO receptor MPL. Initial trials of eltrombopag have centered on immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), which is due to both increased destruction and decreased production of platelets...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447098/application-of-natural-language-processing-and-network-analysis-techniques-to-post-market-reports-for-the-evaluation-of-dose-related-anti-thymocyte-globulin-safety-patterns
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Taxiarchis Botsis, Matthew Foster, Nina Arya, Kory Kreimeyer, Abhishek Pandey, Deepa Arya
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of automated dose and adverse event information retrieval in supporting the identification of safety patterns. METHODS: We extracted all rabbit Anti-Thymocyte Globulin (rATG) reports submitted to the United States Food and Drug Administration Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) from the product's initial licensure in April 16, 1984 through February 8, 2016. We processed the narratives using the Medication Extraction (MedEx) and the Event-based Text-mining of Health Electronic Records (ETHER) systems and retrieved the appropriate medication, clinical, and temporal information...
April 26, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438676/factors-associated-with-long-term-risk-of-relapse-after-unrelated-cord-blood-transplantation-for-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-remission
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Kristin M Page, Myriam Labopin, Annalisa Ruggeri, Gerard Michel, Cristina Diaz de Heredia, Tracey O'Brien, Alessandra Picardi, Mouhab Ayas, Henrique Bittencourt, Ajay J Vora, Jesse Troy, Carmen Bonfim, Fernanda Volt, Eliane Gluckman, Peter Bader, Joanne Kurtzberg, Vanderson Rocha
For pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), relapse is an important cause of treatment failure after unrelated cord blood transplant (UCBT). Compared to other donor sources, relapse is similar or even reduced after UCBT despite less graft-versus-host disease (GvHD). We performed a retrospective analysis to identify risk factors associated with the 5-year cumulative incidence (CI) of relapse after UCBT. In this retrospective, registry-based study, we examined the outcomes of 640 children (<18 years) with ALL in first (n=257, 40%) or second complete remission (CR; n=383, 60%) who received myeloablative conditioning followed by a single-unit UCBT from 2000-2012...
April 21, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397358/depletion-resistant-cd4-t-cells-enhance-thymopoiesis-during-lymphopenia
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Katayoun Ayasoufi, Ran Fan, Anna Valujskikh
Lymphoablation is routinely used in transplantation, and its success is defined by the balance of pathogenic versus protective T cells within reconstituted repertoire. While homeostatic proliferation and thymopoiesis may both cause T cell recovery during lymphopenia, the relative contributions of these mechanisms remain unclear. The goal of this study was to investigate the role of the thymus during T cell reconstitution in adult allograft recipients subjected to lymphoablative induction therapy. Compared to euthymic mice, thymectomized heart allograft recipients demonstrated severely impaired CD4 and CD8 T cell recovery and prolonged heart allograft survival after lymphoablation with murine anti-thymocyte globulin (mATG)...
April 11, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390983/allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-relapsed-refractory-b-cell-lymphomas-results-of-a-multicenter-phase-ii-prospective-trial-including-rituximab-in-the-reduced-intensity-conditioning-regimen
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Anna Dodero, Francesca Patriarca, Giuseppe Milone, Barbara Sarina, Rosalba Miceli, Anna Iori, Francesco Barretta, Elisabetta Terruzzi, Alberto Mussetti, Massimo Pini, Alberto Bosi, Alida Dominietto, Nicola Cascavilla, Francesco Onida, Franco Narni, Lucia Farina, Alessandro Rambaldi, Paolo Corradini
The treatment of patients with refractory/relapsed B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is evolving because of the availability of novel drugs. Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT) can be curative, but its morbidity and mortality remain a matter of concern. We conducted a multicenter prospective phase II trial to evaluate the benefit of including only 1 dose of rituximab in the conditioning regimen before alloSCT. The primary endpoint was progression-free survival. The study enrolled 121 patients with relapsed/refractory B cell lymphomas...
April 5, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373413/acute-graft-versus-host-disease-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Samah Nassereddine, Hind Rafei, Ehab Elbahesh, Imad Tabbara
Acute graft versus host disease (aGVHD) remains the second leading cause of death following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (AHSCT). Over the last five years, the progress in understanding the pathophysiology of this immune based-process helped redefine graft versus host reaction and opened new possibilities for novel preventive and therapeutic approaches. The evolution in the field of immunology widened the horizons for hematopoietic stem cell transplant leading to the availability of different stem cell sources for potential graft and incorporation of novel conditioning regimens...
April 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355720/-the-clinical-characteristics-of-adult-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-treated-with-haploidentical-donor-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#10
L Fu, N Wei, J S Wang, L Wu, Y N Wang, D Y Huang, J L Liu, Z Wang
Objective: To analyze the clinical characteristics of adult patients with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) receiving haploidentical donor hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HID HSCT). Method: We retrospectively reviewed 20 adult patients with HLH from August 2009 to August 2014.The clinical features and outcome were analyzed. Results: Conditioning regimens consisted of total body irradiation/etoposide/cyclophosphamide (TBI/VP-16/CTX) and busulfan (Bu)/VP-16/CTX in HLH with anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) 8 mg/kg...
April 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351935/bidirectional-immune-tolerance-in-non-myeloablative-mhc-mismatched-bmt-for-murine-%C3%AE-thalassemia
#11
Shuyu E, Aman Seth, Peter Vogel, Matt Sommers, Taren Ong, Asha B Pillai
Non-myeloablative conditioning using total lymphoid irradiation (TLI) and rabbit anti-thymocyte serum (ATS) (the murine pre-clinical equivalent of anti-thymocyte globulin/ATG) facilitates immune tolerance after bone marrow transplantation (BMT) across major histocompatibility complex (MHC) disparities and may be a useful strategy for non-malignant disorders. We previously reported that donor effector T cell function and GVHD are regulated via recipient invariant natural killer T cell (iNKT cell) IL-4-driven expansion of donor Foxp3(+) naturally occurring Treg...
March 28, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344058/possible-impact-of-cytomegalovirus-specific-cd8-t-cells-on-immune-reconstitution-and-conversion-to-complete-donor-chimerism-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Justyna Ogonek, Pavankumar Varanasi, Susanne Luther, Patrick Schweier, Wolfgang Kühnau, Gudrun Göhring, Elke Dammann, Michael Stadler, Arnold Ganser, Sylvia Borchers, Ulrike Koehl, Eva M Weissinger, Lothar Hambach
Complete donor chimerism is strongly associated with complete remission after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) in patients with hematologic malignancies. Donor-derived allo-immune responses eliminate the residual host hematopoiesis and thereby mediate the conversion to complete donor chimerism. Recently, cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation was described to enhance overall T cell reconstitution, to increase graft-versus-host disease incidence, and to reduce the leukemia relapse risk. However, the link between CMV and allo-immune responses is still unclear...
March 23, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330607/association-between-anti-thymocyte-globulin-exposure-and-survival-outcomes-in-adult-unrelated-haemopoietic-cell-transplantation-a-multicentre-retrospective-pharmacodynamic-cohort-analysis
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Rick Admiraal, Stefan Nierkens, Moniek A de Witte, Eefke J Petersen, Ger-Jan Fleurke, Luka Verrest, Svetlana V Belitser, Robbert G M Bredius, Reinier A P Raymakers, Catherijne A J Knibbe, Monique C Minnema, Charlotte van Kesteren, Jurgen Kuball, Jaap J Boelens
BACKGROUND: Anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) is used to prevent graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) after allogeneic haemopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). However, ATG can also cause delayed immune reconstitution of T cells, negatively affecting survival. We studied the relation between exposure to ATG and clinical outcomes in adult patients with acute leukaemia and myelodysplastic syndrome. METHODS: We did a retrospective, pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic analysis of data from patients with acute lymphoid leukaemia, acute myeloid leukaemia, or myelodysplastic syndrome receiving their first T-cell repleted allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell HCT with ATG (thymoglobulin) as part of non-myeloablative conditioning from March 1, 2004, to June 1, 2015...
April 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330606/anti-thymocyte-globulin-dosing-per-kg-or-per-lymphocyte
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Jan Storek
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April 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321074/epstein-barr-virus-associated-lymphoproliferative-disorder-with-encephalitis-following-anti-thymocyte-globulin-for-aplastic-anemia-resolved-with-rituximab-therapy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Kiyomi Mashima, Shingo Yano, Hiroki Yokoyama, Takeshi Saito, Tomohito Machishima, Takaki Shimada, Yuichi Yahagi, Shinobu Takahara, Katsuki Sugiyama, Yoji Ogasawara, Jiro Minami, Yutaro Kamiyama, Atsushi Katsube, Kazuhito Suzuki, Sayaka Ohshima, Hisashi Yamada, Noriko Usui, Keisuke Aiba
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated lymphoproliferative disorders (LPDs) sometimes occur following Anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) administration for allogenic stem cell transplantation but are rare in aplastic anemia (AA) patients. A 55-year-old woman with AA following ATG developed refractory fever and was diagnosed with EBV-LPD. She was successfully treated with weekly rituximab monotherapy; however, she developed EBV encephalitis. She was admitted to the intensive care unit and finally recovered from unconsciousness...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282713/treatment-of-an-early-kaposi-s-sarcoma-case-post-kidney-transplantation-by-sirolimus-a-case-report
#16
Farzaneh Najafi, Parichehr Kafaie, Hossein Neamatzadeh
Kaposi᾽s sarcoma (KS) can develop in 0.06% to 4.1% of kidney transplant recipients. Here we describe a case of 50-year-old man who developed KS a few months after kidney transplantation. After transplantation, he had delayed graft function and was managed by anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) for five days. At the discharge, his immunosuppressive therapy was prednisolone 20 mg/day, tTacrolimus (Pprograf®) 4 mg/day, and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) 2 gr/day, while he also took Vvalcyte and diltiazem. Once diagnosed with KS, the Prograf® (tacrolimus)  was replaced by prednisolone (5 mg/day) and sirolimus (2 mg/day)...
February 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262533/acyclovir-resistant-herpes-simplex-virus-1-infection-early-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-with-t-cell-depletion
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Yu Akahoshi, Junya Kanda, Ayumu Ohno, Yusuke Komiya, Ayumi Gomyo, Jin Hayakawa, Naonori Harada, Kazuaki Kameda, Tomotaka Ugai, Hidenori Wada, Yuko Ishihara, Koji Kawamura, Kana Sakamoto, Miki Sato, Kiriko Terasako-Saito, Shun-Ichi Kimura, Misato Kikuchi, Hideki Nakasone, Shinichi Kako, Kimiyasu Shiraki, Yoshinobu Kanda
We previously reported that oral low-dose acyclovir (200 mg/day) for the prevention of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections after allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is effective without the emergence of acyclovir-resistant HSV infections. However, HSV infections are of significant concern because the number of allogeneic HSCT with T-cell depletion, which is a risk factor of the emergence of drug-resistant HSV infections, has been increasing. We experienced a 25-year-old female who received allogenic HSCT from an unrelated donor with 1-antigen mismatch using anti-thymocyte globulin...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257450/differential-depletion-of-total-t-cells-and-regulatory-t-cells-and-prolonged-allotransplant-survival-in-cd3%C3%A6-humanized-mice-treated-with-polyclonal-anti-human-thymocyte-globulin
#18
Maja Buszko, Benno Cardini, Rupert Oberhuber, Lukas Oberhuber, Bojana Jakic, Anja Beierfuss, Georg Wick, Giuseppe Cappellano
Thymoglobulin (ATG) is a polyclonal rabbit antibody against human thymocytes used as a T cell-depleting agent to prevent or treat allotransplant rejection. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of low dose ATG treatment exclusively on T cells using a humanized BALB/c human CD3Ɛ transgenic mouse model expressing both human and murine T cell receptors (TCR). Mice received a single intravenous (i.v.) injection of ATG. Blood and peripheral lymphoid organs were obtained after different time points...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255019/a-risk-factor-analysis-of-outcomes-after-unrelated-cord-blood-transplantation-for-children-with-wiskott-aldrich-syndrome
#19
Zhanna Shekhovtsova, Carmem Bonfim, Annalisa Ruggeri, Samantha Nichele, Kristin Page, Amal AlSeraihy, Francisco Barriga, José Sánchez de Toledo Codina, Paul Veys, Jaap Jan Boelens, Karin Mellgren, Henrique Bittencourt, Tracey O' Brien, Peter J Shaw, Alicja Chybicka, Fernanda Volt, Federica Giannotti, Eliane Gluckman, Joanne Kurtzberg, Andrew R Gennery, Vanderson Rocha
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome is a severe X-linked recessive immune deficiency disorder. A scoring system of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome severity (0.5-5) distinguishes 2 phenotypes: X-linked thrombocytopenia and classic Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. Hematopoietic cell transplantation is curative for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, however the use of unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation has seldom been described. We analyzed umbilical cord blood transplantation outcomes for 90 patients. Median age at umbilical cord blood transplantation was 1...
March 2, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250777/an-avoidable-cause-of-thymoglobulin-anaphylaxis
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S Brabant, A Facon, F Provôt, M Labalette, B Wallaert, C Chenivesse
BACKGROUND: Thymoglobulin® (anti-thymocyte globulin [rabbit]) is a purified pasteurised, gamma immune globulin obtained by immunisation of rabbits with human thymocytes. Anaphylactic allergic reactions to a first injection of thymoglobulin are rare. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of serious anaphylactic reaction occurring after a first intraoperative injection of thymoglobulin during renal transplantation in a patient with undiagnosed respiratory allergy to rabbit allergens...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
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