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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211192/racial-differences-in-incident-de-novo-donor-specific-anti-hla-antibody-among-primary-renal-allograft-recipients
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Matthew J Everly, Kimberly P Briley, Carl E Haisch, Georg Dieplinger, Paul Bolin, Scott A Kendrick, Claire Morgan, Angela Q Maldonado, Lorita M Rebellato
Controversy exists as to whether African American (AA) transplant recipients are at risk for developing de novo donor-specific anti-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibody (dnDSA). We studied 341 HLA-mismatched, primary renal allograft recipients who were consecutively transplanted between 3/1999 and 12/2010. Sera were collected sequentially pre- and post-transplant and tested for anti-HLA immunoglobulin G (IgG) via single antigen bead assay. Of the 341 transplant patients (225 AA and 116 non-AA), 107 developed dnDSA at a median of 9...
February 17, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211034/infectious-complications-as-the-leading-cause-of-death-after-kidney-transplantation-analysis-of-more-than-10-000-transplants-from-a-single-center
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Flávio de Castro Rodrigues Ferreira, Marina Pontello Cristelli, Mayara Ivani Paula, Henrique Proença, Claudia Rosso Felipe, Helio Tedesco-Silva, José Osmar Medina-Pestana
AIM: To identify specific causes of graft failure in a large sample of kidney transplant patients from a middle-income, developing country. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study analyzing all consecutive single kidney transplants (KTs) performed at a single center in Brazil between January 1st 1998 and December 31st 2013. The database closing date was December 31st 2014. RESULTS: Out of 10,400 KTs, there were 1191 (11.45%) deaths with a functioning graft, 40 cases (0...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198130/psychosocial-predictors-of-medication-adherence-in-pediatric-heart-and-lung-organ-transplantation
#3
Michael O Killian
Few studies have identified the psychosocial characteristics of those children and their families associated with future non-adherence to immunosuppressive medications following a heart or lung transplant. UNOS data and medical records information were used to test the association between patient and family psychosocial characteristics and medication adherence. Medication adherence outcomes were obtained using the physician assessments in the UNOS data and measured through patient-level standard deviation scores of immunosuppressive medication blood levels...
February 15, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191531/urine-biomarkers-in-renal-allograft
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Hongting Wang, Zuan-Tao Lin, Yulin Yuan, Tianfu Wu
There is a high risk for the survival of patients with an end-stage renal disease for kidney transplantation. To avoid rejection by strict medication adherence is of utmost importance to avoid the failure of a kidney transplant. It is imperative to develop non-invasive biomarkers to assess immunity risk, and to ultimately provide guidance for therapeutic decision-making following kidney transplantation. Urine biomarkers may represent the promising non-invasive tools that will help in predicting risk or success rates of kidney transplantations...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166398/belatacept-after-kidney-transplantation-in-adolescents-a-retrospective-study
#5
Christian Lerch, Nele K Kanzelmeyer, Thurid Ahlenstiel-Grunow, Kerstin Froede, Martin Kreuzer, Jens Drube, Murielle Verboom, Lars Pape
Regardless of recipient age at kidney transplantation (KTx), patients are at greatest risk for graft loss in adolescence, partly due to non-adherence to an oral immunosuppressive regimen. Belatacept, a non-nephrotoxic, first-in-class immunosuppressant that inhibits co-stimulation of T-cells, requires intravenous application only every 4 weeks, potentially leading to better adherence. However, it is only approved for use in adults. We report here the findings of the first study of belatacept in adolescents, comprising all patients in our department switched to belatacept post-KTx...
February 6, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152180/magnetic-nanoparticle-mediated-gene-delivery-to-two-and-three-dimensional-neural-stem-cell-cultures-magnet-assisted-transfection-and-multifection-approaches-to-enhance-outcomes
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Mark R Pickard, Christopher F Adams, Divya M Chari
Neural stem cells (NSCs) have high translational potential in transplantation therapies for neural repair. Enhancement of their therapeutic capacity by genetic engineering is an important goal for regenerative neurology. Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) are major non-viral vectors for safe bioengineering of NSCs, offering critical translational benefits over viral vectors, including safety, scalability, and ease of use. This unit describes protocols for the production of suspension (neurosphere) and adherent (monolayer) murine NSC cultures...
February 2, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145625/pediatric-renal-transplant-practices-in-india
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Sidharth Kumar Sethi, Rajiv Sinha, Smriti Rohatgi, Vijay Kher, Arpana Iyengar, Arvind Bagga
Limited access to tertiary-level health care, limited trained pediatric nephrologists and transplant physicians, lack of facilities for dialysis, lack of an effective deceased donor program, non-affordability, and non-adherence to immunosuppressant drugs poses a major challenge to universal availability of pediatric transplantation in developing countries. We present the results of a survey which, to the best of our knowledge, is the first such published attempt at understanding the current state of pediatric renal transplantation in India...
February 1, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058225/psychological-perspective-of-medication-adherence-in-transplantation
#8
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
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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
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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
#11
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...
February 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931749/-hereditary-epidermolysis-bullosa-french-national-guidelines-pnds-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
#14
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...
January 2017: 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
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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
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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 with 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...
February 2017: 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
#18
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
#19
G Einecke, J Reeve, P F Halloran
Because calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) immunosuppressive drugs 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 after transplant. Prevalence of ah lesions increased with time of biopsy after transplant (TxBx). The 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
#20
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
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