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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199755/incidence-and-risk-factor-of-hemorrhagic-cystitis-after-allogeneic-transplantation-with-fludarabine-busulfan-and-anti-thymocyte-globulin-myeloablative-conditioning
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Wilson Lam, Jan Storek, Haocheng Li, Michelle Geddes, Andrew Daly
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) is a complication of allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT), associated with factors such as BK polyomavirus reactivation, age, conditioning regimen, and presence of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). The incidence and impact of HC in patients receiving fludarabine (Flu), busulfan (Bu), and anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) conditioning is unknown. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study of patients undergoing SCT at our center between January 1, 2003 and Dec 31, 2012, to determine the incidence of HC and its effect on patient outcomes including overall survival (OS), relapse, non-relapse mortality, GVHD, and healthcare resource use...
February 15, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198767/anti-gal-and-anti-neu5gc-responses-in-nonimmunosuppressed-patients-following-treatment-with-rabbit-anti-thymocyte-polyclonal-iggs
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Apolline Salama, Gwénaëlle Evanno, Noha Lim, Juliette Rousse, Ludmilla Le Berre, Arnaud Nicot, Sophie Brouard, Kristina M Harris, Mario R Ehlers, Stephen E Gitelman, Jean-Paul Soulillou
BACKGROUND: Polyclonal anti-human thymocyte rabbit IgGs (anti-thymocyte globulin, ATG) are popular immunosuppressive drugs used to prevent or treat organ or bone-marrow allograft rejection, graft versus host disease, and autoimmune diseases. However, animal-derived glycoproteins are also strongly immunogenic and rabbit ATG induces serum sickness disease in almost all patients without additional immunosuppressive drugs, as seen in the START trial of ATG therapy in new-onset type 1 diabetes...
February 14, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198173/delphi-based-study-and-analysis-of-key-risk-factors-for-invasive-fungal-infection-in-haematological-patients
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L Vázquez, M Salavert, J Gayoso, M Lizasoaín, I Ruiz Camps, N Di Benedetto
OBJECTIVE: Mortality caused by invasive fungal infections due to filamentous fungi (IFI-FF) is high. Predisposing factors to IFI-FF are multiple and should be stratified. The objective of this study was to identify key risk factors for IFI-FF in onco-haematological patients in different clinical settings. METHODS: Prospective national Delphi study. Risk factors for IFI-FF in patients with onco-haematological diseases were identified by a systematic review of the literature...
February 14, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179273/radiation-free-alternative-donor-hct-for-fanconi-anemia-patients-results-from-a-prospective-multi-institutional-study
#4
Parinda A Mehta, Stella M Davies, Thomas Leemhuis, Kasiani Myers, Nancy A Kernan, Susan E Prockop, Andromachi Scaradavou, Richard J O'Reilly, David A Williams, Leslie Lehmann, Eva Guinan, David Margolis, K Scott Baker, Adam Lane, Farid Boulad
Fanconi anemia (FA) is an inherited bone marrow failure syndrome characterized by chromosomal fragility, progressive marrow failure and cancer predisposition. Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is curative for FA-related marrow failure or leukemia, but both radiation exposure during transplant and graft-versus host disease (GVHD) may increase risk of later malignancies of the head and neck and anogenital area. In this study we tested a radiation-free conditioning regimen with a T-cell depleted graft to eliminate radiation exposure and minimize early as well as late toxicities of transplant...
February 8, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169418/allogeneic-transplantation-using-cd34-selected-peripheral-blood-progenitor-cells-combined-with-non-mobilized-donor-t%C3%A2-cells-for-refractory-severe-aplastic-anaemia
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Enkhtsetseg Purev, Xin Tian, Georg Aue, Jeremy Pantin, Phuong Vo, Reem Shalabi, Robert N Reger, Lisa Cook, Catalina Ramos, Elena Cho, Tat'yana Worthy, Hanh Khuu, David Stroncek, Neal S Young, Richard W Childs
Allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation is curative for severe aplastic anaemia (SAA) unresponsive to immunosuppressive therapy. To reduce chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), which occurs more frequently after peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplantation compared to bone-marrow transplantation (BMT), and to prevent graft rejection, we developed a novel partial T-cell depleted transplant that infuses high numbers of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor-mobilized CD34(+) selected PBSCs combined with a BMT-equivalent dose of non-mobilized donor T-cells...
February 7, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164503/association-of-hla-types-with-non-specific-binding-of-negative-control-beads-in-luminex-panel-reactive-antibody-pra-screening-assay
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Nuri Lee, Hee Sue Park, Ji Won In, Eun Youn Roh, Sue Shin, Kyoung Un Park, Eun Young Song
BACKGROUND: Luminex panel reactive antibody (PRA) screening assays using microbeads are widely used for organ transplantation. Anti-HLA serum reactivity is calculated by correcting for non-specific binding to the negative control (NC) beads. High mean fluorescence intensity (MFI) value of NC beads are observed in some patients and can result in false negative results in the PRA screening assay. We analyzed the clinical characteristics and HLA types of those patients with high MFI values of NC beads...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130881/transplantation-of-hepatocytes-from-genetically-engineered-pigs-into-baboons
#7
Hayato Iwase, Hong Liu, Eva Schmelzer, Mohamed Ezzelarab, Martin Wijkstrom, Hidetaka Hara, Whayoung Lee, Jagjit Singh, Cassandra Long, Eric Lagasse, Jörg C Gerlach, David K C Cooper, Bruno Gridelli
BACKGROUND: Some patients with acute or acute-on-chronic hepatic failure die before a suitable human liver allograft becomes available. Encouraging results have been achieved in such patients by the transplantation of human hepatocyte progenitor cells from fetal liver tissue. The aim of the study was to explore survival of hepatocytes from genetically engineered pigs after direct injection into the spleen and other selected sites in immunosuppressed baboons to monitor the immune response and the metabolic function and survival of the transplanted hepatocytes...
January 28, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118857/impact-of-in-vivo-t-cell-depletion-in-hla-identical-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia-in-first-complete-remission-conditioned-with-a-fludarabine-iv-busulfan-myeloablative-regimen-a-report-from-the-ebmt-acute-leukemia-working-party
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Marie Thérèse Rubio, Maud D'Aveni-Piney, Myriam Labopin, Rose-Marie Hamladji, Miguel A Sanz, Didier Blaise, Hakan Ozdogu, Etienne Daguindeau, Carlos Richard, Stella Santarone, Giuseppe Irrera, Ibrahim Yakoub-Agha, Moshe Yeshurun, Jose L Diez-Martin, Mohamad Mohty, Bipin N Savani, Arnon Nagler
BACKGROUND: The impact of the use of anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) in allogeneic stem cell transplantation performed with HLA-identical sibling donors following fludarabine and 4 days intravenous busulfan myeloablative conditioning regimen has been poorly explored. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 566 patients who underwent a first HLA-identical allogeneic stem cell transplantation with this conditioning regimen for acute myeloid leukemia in first complete remission between 2006 and 2013 and compared the outcomes of 145 (25...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104135/renal-allograft-aspergillus-infection-presenting-with-obstructive-uropathy-a-case-report
#9
L Sadagah, M Alharbi, M Alshomrani, A Almalki
BACKGROUND: Isolated renal allograft aspergillosis is rare and usually presents with fever and decreased glomerular filtration rate. Presentation with obstructive uropathy caused by aspergillus fungal balls is much less common. We report a young male patient who presented with obstructive uropathy secondary to isolated renal allograft aspergillus infection 6 weeks after transplant. He was treated with nephrectomy and antifungal medications. CASE PRESENTATION: A 29-year-old Saudi male patient had a recent living non-related kidney transplantation in Pakistan...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062916/low-dose-anti-thymocyte-globulin-reduce-severe-acute-and-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
#10
Osamu Imataki, Kensuke Matsumoto, Makiko Uemura
BACKGROUND: Anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) administered at 5-10 mg/kg can prevent graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). We sought to investigate the potential for lower doses of ATG to decrease non-relapse mortality (NRM). METHODS: We consecutively compared the outcomes of patients with hematological diseases who received allogeneic stem cell transplants from allogeneic related or unrelated donors before February 2010 and were not administered ATG (reference arm), with those administered 2...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013483/spousal-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Kazuhiro Ikegame, Katsuji Kaida, Satoshi Yoshihara, Kyoko Yoshihara, Shinichi Ishii, Takayuki Inoue, Masaya Okada, Hiroya Tamaki, Toshihiro Soma, Yasushi Kusunoki, Hiroto Kojima, Hiroh Saji, Hiroyasu Ogawa
We report a pilot series of five patients who received stem cell transplantation (SCT) from a spouse for post-transplant relapse or rejection. The inclusion criterion regarding HLA disparities was three or fewer antigen mismatches in the graft-versus-host direction at the HLA-A, B, and DR loci. Four patients received spousal SCT as a third transplant attempt after post-transplant relapse and one as rescue for graft rejection. The reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) regimen consisted of fludarabine, melphalan, and anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) with 3 Gy of total body irradiation (TBI) for relapse cases and ATG plus 4 Gy of TBI for the rejection case...
December 24, 2016: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013015/alternative-donor-transplantation-with-high-dose-post-transplantation-cyclophosphamide-for-refractory-severe-aplastic-anemia
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Amy E DeZern, Marianna Zahurak, Heather Symons, Kenneth Cooke, Richard J Jones, Robert A Brodsky
Severe aplastic anemia (SAA) is a life-threatening hematopoietic stem cell disorder that is treated with bone marrow transplantation (BMT) or immunosuppressive therapy (IST). The management of patients with refractory SAA after IST is a major challenge. Alternative donor BMT is the best chance for cure in refractory SAA, but morbidity and mortality from graft failure and complications of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) have limited enthusiasm for this approach. Here, we employed post-transplantation high-dose cyclophosphamide in an effort to safely expand the donor pool in 16 consecutive patients with refractory SAA who did not have a matched sibling donor...
December 21, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943503/invasive-fungal-infection-after-heart-transplantation-a-7-year-single-center-experience
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Ignacio A Echenique, Michael P Angarone, Robert A Gordon, Jonathan Rich, Allen S Anderson, Edwin C McGee, Travis O Abicht, Joseph Kang, Valentina Stosor
BACKGROUND: Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) are an infrequent but major complication of heart transplantation (HT). We sought to describe the epidemiology at our institution. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of 159 heart transplant recipients was performed from June 2005 to December 2012. IFIs were defined by European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer/Mycoses Study Group criteria. RESULTS: By univariate analysis, Hispanic ethnicity was associated with IFI (P=...
December 10, 2016: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938472/post-transplant-immune-activation-innocent-bystander-or-insidious-culprit-of-post-transplant-accelerated-atherosclerosis
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Didier Ducloux, Jamal Bamoulid, Thomas Crepin, Jean-Michel Rebibou, Cecile Courivaud, Philippe Saas
Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of morbidity, disability, and mortality in kidney transplant patients. Cumulative reports indicate that the excessive risk of cardiovascular events is not entirely explained by the increased prevalence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors. Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease and it has been postulated that post-transplant immune disturbances may explain the gap between the predicted and observed risks of cardiovascular events. However, whereas concordant data suggest that innate immunity contributes to the posttransplant accelerated atherosclerosis, only few arguments plead for a role of adaptive immunity...
27, 2016: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927772/anti-thymocyte-globulin-as-graft-versus-host-disease-prevention-in-the-setting-of-allogeneic-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-transplantation-a-review-from-the-acute-leukemia-working-party-of-the-european-society-for-blood-and-marrow-transplantation
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Frédéric Baron, Mohamad Mohty, Didier Blaise, Gérard Socié, Myriam Labopin, Jordi Esteve, Fabio Ciceri, Sebastian Giebel, Norbert Claude Gorin, Bipin N Savani, Christoph Schmid, Arnon Nagler
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is increasingly used as treatment for patients with life-threatening blood diseases. Its curative potential is largely based on immune-mediated graft-versus-leukemia effects caused by donor T cells contained in the graft. Unfortunately, donor T cells are also the cause of graft-versus-host disease. The vast majority of human leukocyte antigen-matched allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants are nowadays carried out with peripheral blood stem cells as the stem cell source...
February 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905258/hla-mismatched-haploidentical-transplantation-using-low-dose-anti-thymocyte-globulin-atg-thymoglobulin
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Shinichi Kako, Yu Akahoshi, Naonori Harada, Hirofumi Nakano, Kazuaki Kameda, Tomotaka Ugai, Ryoko Yamasaki, Hidenori Wada, Yuko Ishihara, Koji Kawamura, Kana Sakamoto, Miki Sato, Masahiro Ashizawa, Kiriko Terasako-Saito, Shun-Ichi Kimura, Misato Kikuchi, Hideki Nakasone, Rie Yamazaki, Junya Kanda, Yoshinobu Kanda
Objectives To clarify optimal strategies for human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-mismatched haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Methods Twelve patients who underwent HSCT from a haploidentical related donor using low-dose thymoglobulin were analyzed retrospectively. Thymoglobulin was added to conditioning regimens at 2.5 mg/kg/day for 2 days (days -4 and -3). Prophylaxis against graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) was performed with cyclosporine and methotrexate. Results The median age of the patients was 33 years...
December 1, 2016: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899357/a-phase-iii-randomized-trial-comparing-inolimomab-vs-usual-care-in-steroid-resistant-acute-gvhd
#17
Gérard Socié, Stéphane Vigouroux, Ibrahim Yakoub-Agha, Jacques-Olivier Bay, Sabine Fürst, Karin Bilger, Felipe Suarez, Mauricette Michallet, Dominique Bron, Philippe Gard, Zakaria Medeghri, Philippe Lehert, Chinglin Lai, Tim Corn, Jean-Paul Vernant
Treatment of steroid resistant (SR) aGVHD remains an unmet clinical need. Inolimomab, a monoclonal antibody to CD25, has shown encouraging results in phase II trials. This phase III randomized, open-label, multicenter compared Inolimomab vs. usual care in adult patients with steroid-refractory aGvHD. Patients were randomized to treatment with Inolimomab or usual care [control group were all treated with Anti Thymocyte Globulin (ATG)]. The primary objective was to evaluate overall survival at 1 year without changing baseline allocated therapy...
November 29, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798202/anti-thymocyte-globulins-in-kidney-transplantation-focus-on-current-indications-and-long-term-immunological-side-effects
#18
REVIEW
Jamal Bamoulid, Oliver Staeck, Thomas Crépin, Fabian Halleck, Philippe Saas, Susanne Brakemeier, Didier Ducloux, Klemens Budde
Antithymocyte globulins (ATGs) are part of the immunosuppression arsenal currently used by clinicians to prevent or treat acute rejection in solid organ transplantation. ATG is a mixture of non-specific anti-lymphocyte immunoglobulins targeting not only T cell subsets but also several other immune and non-immune cells, rendering its precise immunoglobulin composition difficult to appreciate or to compare from one preparation to another. Furthermore, several mechanisms of action have been described. Taken together, this probably explains the efficacy and the side effects associated with this drug...
October 25, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795528/treatment-of-acute-graft-versus-host-disease
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REVIEW
Makoto Murata
Methylprednisolone administered at a dose of 2 mg/kg is a standard first-line systemic therapy for grade II to IV acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Lower dose methylprednisolone or prednisone, at doses of 0.5-1.0 mg/kg, is also accepted as a first-line therapy for mild acute GVHD. Response rates of grade II to IV acute GVHD to systemic corticosteroid therapy in Japanese patients range from 40-70%, depending on the donors. No improvement within 5 days after first-line therapy or progression within 3 days after first-line therapy could make patients eligible for second-line treatment...
2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788827/in%C3%A2-vitro-effects-of-thymoglobulin-in-human-embryonic-kidney-cell-line-hek293-in-culture
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F Jurenec, K Mihovilović, K Špiranec, A Sinđić, M Knotek
BACKGROUND: Anti-thymocyte globulins are polyclonal T-cell-depleting immunoglobulins used in induction of immunosuppression in kidney transplant recipients. Thymoglobulin is purified rabbit immunoglobulin (Ig)G, obtained by immunization of rabbits with fetal human thymus, which depletes T lymphocytes by complement-dependent lysis and apoptosis, reduces production of cytokines, and decreases expression of adhesion molecules in endothelial cells. METHODS: To determine possible direct effects of Thymoglobulin on kidney cells during transplantation, we used the Human Embryonic Kidney cell line (HEK293) in culture...
October 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
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