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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058225/psychological-perspective-of-medication-adherence-in-transplantation
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Concetta De Pasquale, Massimiliano Veroux, Michele Fornaro, Nunzia Sinagra, Giusi Basile, Cecilia Gozzo, Roberta Santini, Alessandra Costa, Maria Luisa Pistorio
AIM: To identify the risk factors and the post-transplant psychological symptoms that affect adherence to therapy in a population of kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: The study examined the psychological variables likely responsible for the non-adherent behavior using a psychological-psychiatric assessment, evaluation of the perception of patients' health status, and an interview regarding the anti-rejection drug therapy assumption. The study included 74 kidney transplant recipients...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042353/immunosuppressive-therapy-after-solid-organ-transplantation-does-the-intermed-identify-patients-at-risk-of-poor-adherence
#2
Laurent Michaud, Gundula Ludwig, Sylvie Berney, Stéphanie Rodrigues, Anne Niquille, Valérie Santschi, Anne-Sophie Favre, Anne-Catherine Lange, Annemieke A Michels, Bernard Vrijens, Olivier Bugnon, Nathalie Pilon, Manuel Pascual, Jean-Pierre Venetz, Friedrich Stiefel, Marie-Paule Schneider
BACKGROUND: Lack of adherence to medication is a trigger of graft rejection in solid-organ transplant (SOT) recipients. OBJECTIVE: This exploratory study aimed to assess whether a biopsychosocial evaluation using the INTERMED instrument before transplantation could identify SOT recipients at risk of suboptimal post-transplantation adherence to immunosuppressant drugs. We hypothesized that complex patients (INTERMED>20) might have lower medication adherence than noncomplex patients (INTERMED≤20)...
October 2016: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028370/incidence-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-outpatients-with-cirrhosis-in-brazil-a-10-year-retrospective-cohort-study
#3
Marcelo Campos Appel-da-Silva, Suelen Aparecida da Silva Miozzo, Isabella de Azevedo Dossin, Cristiane Valle Tovo, Fernanda Branco, Angelo Alves de Mattos
AIM: To determine the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the impact of HCC surveillance on early diagnosis and survival of cirrhotic outpatients. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, cirrhotic outpatients undergoing HCC surveillance between March 2005 and March 2014 were analyzed. Exclusion criteria were HIV coinfection; previous organ transplantation; diagnosis of HCC at first consultation; missing data in the medical chart; and less than 1 year of follow-up...
December 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994867/an-observational-study-of-health-literacy-and-medication-adherence-in-adult-kidney-transplant-recipients
#4
Maryam N Demian, R Jean Shapiro, Wendy Loken Thornton
BACKGROUND: There is a high prevalence of non-adherence to immunosuppressants in kidney transplant recipients. Although limited health literacy is common in kidney recipients and is linked to adverse outcomes in other medical populations, its effect on medication adherence in kidney transplant recipients remains poorly understood. The objective was to investigate the effect of lower health literacy on immunosuppressant adherence. METHODS: Kidney recipients who were at least 6 months post-transplant and outpatients of Vancouver General Hospital in B...
December 2016: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990359/effect-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-derived-from-human-umbilical-cord-blood-on-oxygen-induced-retinopathy-in-mice-by-intravitreal-transplantation
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Dan Wang, Bo Zhang, Hui Shi, Wei Yang, Ming-Chao Bi, Xiang-Fu Song, Chen Zhang, Jian-Hui Cheng, Ji-Long Hao, E Song
AIM: To investigate the effect of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) labeled by carboxy fluorescein diacetate succinimidyl ester (CFSE) on murine oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) by intravitreal transplantation. METHODS: After isolated from human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells, EPCs were cultivated and then labeled with CFSE in vitro. C57BL/6J mice were placed to 75% hyperoxia chamber from P7 to P12 to establish OIR model. At P12, OIR mice were intravitreally injected with 1 µL suspension contained 2×10(5) EPCs (EPCs group) or isometric phosphate buffered saline (PBS group)...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933471/factors-associated-with-medication-non-adherence-in-patients-with-end-stage-liver-disease
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Selena Z Kuo, Marta Haftek, Jennifer C Lai
BACKGROUND: Low medication adherence is known to contribute to worse health outcomes in the general population. AIM: We aimed to evaluate the medication regimen and determine the adherence levels among patients with end-stage liver disease. METHODS: We measured adherence in patients awaiting liver transplantation at a single center using the 8-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8), with a score <8 classified as low adherence...
December 8, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931749/-hereditary-epidermolysis-bullosa-french-national-guidelines-pnds-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
#7
C Chiaverini, E Bourrat, J Mazereeuw-Hautier, S Hadj-Rabia, C Bodemer, J-P Lacour
Hereditary epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a heterogeneous group of rare genetic diseases characterized by fragile skin and/or mucous membrane, and it may be either local or generalized. It is caused by mutations in genes encoding different proteins involved mainly in the structure and function of the dermal-epidermal junction. Nineteen genes have so far been identified. They are classified by level of skin cleavage (from top to bottom) into four groups: EB simplex, junctional EB, dystrophic EB and Kindler syndrome...
December 5, 2016: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907919/the-impact-of-health-care-appointment-non-adherence-on-graft-outcomes-in-kidney-transplantation
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David J Taber, James N Fleming, Cory E Fominaya, Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Kelly J Hunt, Titte R Srinivas, Prabhakar K Baliga, John W McGillicuddy, Leonard E Egede
BACKGROUND: Non-adherence to medication is a well-studied and known cause of late allograft loss, but it is difficult to measure and prospectively monitor. The aim of this study was to assess if appointment non-adherence was correlated with medication non-adherence and a predictor of graft outcomes. METHODS: This was a longitudinal cohort study that used the National United States Renal Data System and veterans affairs health records data with time-to-event analyses conducted to assess the impact on graft and patient survival...
2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886201/cryptococcal-meningitis-epidemiology-immunology-diagnosis-and-therapy
#9
REVIEW
Peter R Williamson, Joseph N Jarvis, Anil A Panackal, Matthew C Fisher, Síle F Molloy, Angela Loyse, Thomas S Harrison
HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis is by far the most common cause of adult meningitis in many areas of the world that have high HIV seroprevalence. In most areas in Sub-Saharan Africa, the incidence of cryptococcal meningitis is not decreasing despite availability of antiretroviral therapy, because of issues of adherence and retention in HIV care. In addition, cryptococcal meningitis in HIV-seronegative individuals is a substantial problem: the risk of cryptococcal infection is increased in transplant recipients and other individuals with defects in cell-mediated immunity, and cryptococcosis is also reported in the apparently immunocompetent...
January 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874250/immunosuppression-in-pediatric-liver-transplant-recipients-unique-aspects
#10
REVIEW
Tamir Miloh, Andrea Barton, Justin Wheeler, Yen Pham, Winston Hewitt, Tara Keegan, Christine Sanchez, Pinar Bulut, John Goss
Pediatric liver transplantation has experienced improved outcomes over the last 50 years. This can be attributed in part to establishing optimal use of immunosuppressive agents to achieve a balance between minimizing the risks of allograft rejection and infection. The management of immunosuppression in children is generally more complex and can be challenging when compared to the use of these agents in adult liver transplant patients. Physiologic differences in children alter the pharmacokinetics of immunosuppressive agents, which affects absorption, distribution, metabolism and drug excretion...
November 22, 2016: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873477/telemedically-supported-case-management-of-living-donor-renal-transplant-recipients-to-optimize-routine-evidence-based-aftercare-a-single-center-randomized-controlled-trial
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A Schmid, S Hils, A Kramer-Zucker, L Bogatyreva, D Hauschke, S De Geest, P Pisarski
Improving mid-term and long-term outcomes after solid organ transplantation is imperative, and requires both state-of-the-art transplant surgery and optimization of routine, evidence-based aftercare. This randomized, controlled trial assessed the effectiveness of standard aftercare versus telemedically supported case management, an innovative aftercare model, in 46 living-donor renal transplant recipients during the first posttransplant year. The model includes three components: (i) chronic care case management initiated after discharge, (ii) case management initiated in emerging acute care situations, and (iii) a telemedically equipped team comprising a transplant nurse case manager and two senior transplant physicians (nephrologist, surgeon)...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873464/hyalinosis-lesions-in-renal-transplant-biopsies-time-dependent-complexity-of-interpretation
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Gunilla Einecke, Jeff Reeve, Philip F Halloran
Because calcineurin inhibitor immunosuppressive drugs (CNIs) induce arteriolar hyalinosis (ah) in kidney transplants, ah lesions can potentially provide information about drug exposure. We studied the relationship of ah lesions to findings and outcomes in 562 indication biopsies taken 3 days to 35 years post-transplant. Prevalence of ah lesions increased with time post-transplant (TxBx). Ah-scores correlated with arterial intimal thickening and atrophy-fibrosis but, unlike atrophy-fibrosis, did not increase until after 500 days because of a background of ah1 lesions in early biopsies reflecting donor aging...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830476/production-of-heterozygous-alpha-1-3-galactosyltransferase-ggta1-knock-out-transgenic-miniature-pigs-expressing-human-cd39
#13
Kimyung Choi, Joohyun Shim, Nayoung Ko, Heejong Eom, Jiho Kim, Jeong-Woong Lee, Dong-Il Jin, Hyunil Kim
Production of transgenic pigs for use as xenotransplant donors is a solution to the severe shortage of human organs for transplantation. The first barrier to successful xenotransplantation is hyperacute rejection, a rapid, massive humoral immune response directed against the pig carbohydrate GGTA1 epitope. Platelet activation, adherence, and clumping, all major features of thrombotic microangiopathy, are inevitable results of immune-mediated transplant rejection. Human CD39 rapidly hydrolyzes ATP and ADP to AMP; AMP is hydrolyzed by ecto-5'-nucleotidase (CD73) to adenosine, an anti-thrombotic and cardiovascular protective mediator...
November 9, 2016: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762479/transition-to-adult-care-for-pediatric-liver-transplant-recipients-the-western-australian-experience
#14
Tim Mitchell, Hannah Gooding, Cathy Mews, Leon Adams, Gerry MacQuillan, George Garas, Madhur Ravikumara, Ainslie Lopez, Megan Collins, Gary Jeffrey
Transition to adult care is a vulnerable period for pediatric transplant recipients and is associated with reduced medication compliance, graft loss, and increased mortality. Psychosocial outcomes in young adults differ between pediatric transplant recipients and their healthy peers. We conducted a single-center, retrospective cohort study of all pediatric liver transplant recipients who were transitioned through our center. This study aimed to assess the outcomes of transitioned pediatric liver transplant recipients at an Australian center, including mortality, adherence, and psychosocial morbidity...
October 20, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682263/bioavailable-trace-metals-in-neurological-diseases
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REVIEW
Aurélia Poujois, Jean-Christophe Devedjian, Caroline Moreau, David Devos, Pascal Chaine, France Woimant, James A Duce
Medical treatment in Wilson's disease includes chelators (D-penicillamine and trientine) or zinc salts that have to be maintain all the lifelong. This pharmacological treatment is categorised into two phases; the first being a de-coppering phase and the second a maintenance one. The best therapeutic approach remains controversial, as only a few non-controlled trials have compared these treatments. During the initial phase, progressive increase of chelators' doses adjusted to exchangeable copper and urinary copper might help to avoid neurological deterioration...
October 2016: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660168/national-institutes-of-health-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-late-effects-initiative-the-patient-centered-outcomes-working-group-report
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Margaret Bevans, Areej El-Jawahri, D Kathryn Tierney, Lori Wiener, William A Wood, Flora Hoodin, Erin E Kent, Paul B Jacobsen, Stephanie J Lee, Matthew M Hsieh, Ellen M Denzen, Karen L Syrjala
In 2015, the National Institutes of Health convened six working groups to address the research needs and best practices for late effects of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation survivors. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Working Group, charged with summarizing the HRQOL evidence base, used a scoping review approach to efficiently survey the large body of literature in adult and pediatric HCT survivors over 1 year after transplantation. The goals of this paper are to (1) summarize the current literature describing patient-centered outcomes in survivors, including the various dimensions of health-related quality of life affected by HCT, and describe interventions tested to improve these outcomes; (2) highlight areas with sufficient evidence allowing for integration into standard practice; (3) address methodological issues that restrict progress in this field; (4) identify major gaps to guide future research; and (5) specify priority research recommendations...
September 19, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629770/medication-adherence-after-renal-transplantation-a-review-of-the-literature
#17
Anne Rebafka
BACKGROUND: Whether or not patients follow the advice given by their healthcare professional is commonly referred to as adherence. In the case of kidney transplantation, transplant recipients need to take immunosuppressive drugs on a regular basis to prevent rejection of their transplant. However, medication adherence can be problematic for many patients. OBJECTIVES: This critical appraisal of evidence aimed to gain insights into factors contributing to adherence and non-adherence in recipients of kidney transplants, and to explore patients' perceptions regarding adherence to immunosuppression...
December 2016: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27597423/liver-transplantation-and-adolescence-the-role-of-mental-health
#18
Anna Hames, Faith Matcham, Deepak Joshi, Michael A Heneghan, Anil Dhawan, Nigel Heaton, Marianne Samyn
Young people (YP) with chronic illness have higher rates of mental health problems than the general population, with psychosocial complexity associated with nonadherence and poorer health outcomes. This study aimed to describe the prevalence of anxiety and depression in YP after liver transplantation, with autoimmune liver disease and other chronic liver diseases, identify the factors YP attribute their distress to and the relationship between anxiety/depression, and describe YP's beliefs about their illness and treatment...
November 2016: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594603/prevalence-and-modifiable-determinants-of-non-adherence-in-adult-kidney-transplant-recipients-in-a-german-sample
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Sandra Reber, Eva Morawa, Lisa Stößel, Sabine Jank, Frank Vitinius, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Yesim Erim
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the prevalence and the modifiable determinants of non-adherence in adult kidney transplant patients in follow-up care. METHODS: In 74 patients at least six months post-transplant, self-reported adherence (Basel Assessment of Adherence to ImmunosuppressiveMedications Scale, BAASIS©), subjective experience and attitudes after transplantation (Medication Experience Scale for Immunosuppressants, MESI), and depression and anxiety (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale,HADSD) were assessed...
September 2016: Zeitschrift Für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27591329/moderator-s-view-the-use-of-calcineurin-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-lupus-nephritis
#20
Andreas Kronbichler, Irmgard Neumann, Gert Mayer
Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the most severe manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), affecting ∼50% of patients, and both renal disease and treatment-related toxicity contribute to significant morbidity and mortality. Although our understanding of the aetiopathogenesis of LN is improving, treatment still remains a challenge, with the achievement of complete remission at 1 year in <50% of patients treated with current standard of care immunosuppressive therapy; this is associated with considerable short- and long-term side effects, some of which further contribute to non-adherence...
October 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
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