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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888534/early-steroid-withdrawal-results-in-improved-patient-and-graft-survival-and-lower-risk-of-post-transplant-cardiovascular-risk-profiles-a-single-center-10-year-experience
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Reynold Lopez-Soler, Ryan Chan, Jessica Martinolich, Lisa Park, Ashar Ata, Nikolaos Chandolias, David Conti
Long term use of steroids results in predictable secondary effects that can lead to increased morbidity and mortality. In this study, we present 10 years' worth of data of early steroid withdrawal (ESW) immunosuppression consisting of Mycophenolate, Sirolimus, and Tacrolimus. From 2003 to 2013, 563 kidney transplant recipients were weaned off steroids prior to discharge. We compared outcomes with that of our 65 historical controls maintained on steroids. We analyzed graft and patient survival and determined the incidence of steroid-related comorbidities such as hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and weight gain...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827824/plasma-biomarkers-of-risk-for-death-in-a-multicenter-phase-3-trial-with-uniform-transplant-characteristics-post-allogeneic-hct
#2
Mohammad Abu Zaid, Juan Wu, Cindy Wu, Brent R Logan, Jeffrey Yu, Corey Cutler, Joseph H Antin, Sophie Paczesny, Sung Won Choi
A phase 3 clinical trial (BMT CTN 0402) comparing tacrolimus/sirolimus (Tac/Sir) versus tacrolimus/methotrexate (Tac/Mtx) as graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis after matched-related allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) recently showed no difference between study arms in acute GVHD-free survival. Within this setting of a prospective, multicenter study with uniform GVHD prophylaxis, conditioning regimen, and donor source, we explored the correlation of 10 previously identified biomarkers with clinical outcomes after allogeneic HCT...
November 8, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819684/tacrolimus-plus-sirolimus-with-or-without-atg-as-gvhd-prophylaxis-in-hla-mismatched-unrelated-donor-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
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M A Kharfan-Dabaja, R Parody, J Perkins, O Lopez-Godino, L Lopez-Corral, L Vazquez, D Caballero, J Falantes, J Shapiro, G Ortí, P Barba, D Valcárcel, A Esquirol, R Martino, J L Piñana, C Solano, A Tsalatsanis, J Pidala, C Anasetti, J A Perez-Simón
HLA-matched related or unrelated donors are not universally available. Consequently, patients can be offered hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) from alternative donors, including mismatched unrelated donors (MMURD), known to cause a higher incidence of acute GVHD (aGVHD) and chronic GVHD. In vivo T-cell-depletion strategies, such as antithymocyte globulin (ATG) therapy, significantly decrease the risk of GVHD. We performed a multicenter, retrospective study comparing tacrolimus (TAC) and sirolimus (SIR) with or without ATG in 104 patients (TAC-SIR=45, TAC-SIR-ATG=59) who underwent MMURD HSCT...
November 7, 2016: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795990/early-kidney-allograft-dysfunction-threatened-allograft-comparative-effectiveness-of-continuing-versus-discontinuation-of-tacrolimus-and-use-of-sirolimus-to-prevent-graft-failure-a-retrospective-patient-centered-outcome-study
#4
Ravinder K Wali, Heather A Prentice, Venkata Reddivari, Geroge Baffoe-Bonnie, Cinthia I Drachenberg, John C Pappadimitriou, Emilio Ramos, Matthew Cooper, Johann Jonsson, Stephen Bartlett, Matthew R Weir
BACKGROUND: Due to lack of treatment options for early acute allograft dysfunction in the presence of tubular-interstitial injury without histological features of rejection, kidney transplant recipients are often treated with sirolimus-based therapy to prevent cumulative calcineurin inhibitor exposure and to prevent premature graft failure. METHODS: We analyzed transplant recipients treated with sirolimus-based (n = 220) compared with continued tacrolimus-based (n = 276) immunosuppression in recipients of early-onset graft dysfunction (threatened allograft) with the use of propensity score-based inverse probability treatment weighted models to balance for potential confounding by indication between 2 nonrandomized groups...
September 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795987/outcomes-of-pancreatic-islet-allotransplantation-using-the-edmonton-protocol-at-the-university-of-chicago
#5
Zehra Tekin, Marc R Garfinkel, W James Chon, Lindsay Schenck, Karolina Golab, Omid Savari, J Richard Thistlethwaite, Louis H Philipson, Colleen Majewski, Silvana Pannain, Sabarinathan Ramachandran, Kourosh Rezania, Seenu M Hariprasad, J Michael Millis, Piotr Witkowski
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess short-term and long-term results of the pancreatic islet transplantation using the Edmonton protocol at the University of Chicago. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine patients underwent pancreatic islet cell transplantation using the Edmonton Protocol; they were followed up for 10 years after initial islet transplant with up to 3 separate islet infusions. They were given induction treatment using an IL-2R antibody and their maintenance immunosuppression regimen consisted of sirolimus and tacrolimus...
October 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754567/adhere-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-renal-function-in-de-novo-kidney-transplant-recipients-receiving-prolonged-release-tacrolimus-plus-mmf-or-sirolimus
#6
Oleg O Rummo, Mario Carmellini, Lionel Rostaing, Rainer Oberbauer, Maarten H L Christiaans, Christiane Mousson, Robert M Langer, Franco Citterio, Bernard Charpentier, Malcolm Brown, Gbenga Kazeem, Frank Lehner
ADHERE was a randomized, open-label, Phase IV study comparing renal function at Week 52 post-kidney transplant, in patients who received prolonged-release tacrolimus-based immunosuppressive regimens. On days 0-27, patients received prolonged-release tacrolimus (initially 0.2mg/kg/day), corticosteroids and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF). Patients were randomized on Day 28 to receive either prolonged-release tacrolimus plus MMF (Arm 1) or prolonged-release tacrolimus (≥25% dose-reduction on Day 42) plus sirolimus (Arm 2)...
October 18, 2016: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754526/-current-status-and-regulation-of-bioanalytical-laboratories-engaged-in-quantifying-immunosuppressants-for-transplant-patients-in-argentina
#7
Paula Schaiquevich, Paula Taich, Natalia Riva, Francisco Leone, Nora Paternoster, Gabriel Mato, Paulo Cáceres Guido
Objective Determine the status of analytical laboratories that quantify immunosuppressants in transplant patients who are under therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) for these drugs in Argentina in order to identify potential perfectible areas for action. Methods A survey of the clinical and analytical TDM centers in Argentina was conducted between September 2013 and November 2014 under the direction of the Garrahan Hospital Clinical Pharmacokinetics Unit and the National Unified Central Institute for Ablation and Implant Coordination...
March 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748705/the-impact-of-total-gastrectomy-on-pharmacokinetics-in-kidney-transplant-immunosuppressive-drug-regimes-a-case-study
#8
Lucy Chen, Lisa Liberatore, Tom Chin, Scott Walker, Helen Fanous, Michelle M Nash, Lindita Rapi, Jennie Huckle, Jeffrey S Zaltzman, G V Ramesh Prasad
BACKGROUND: Ensuring reliable gastrointestinal drug absorption of orally-administered immunosuppressive medications posttransplant is critical to ensuring graft survival. METHODS: A 66 year old man of East Asian origin with a previous total gastrectomy was evaluated for living donor kidney transplantation. Pretransplant pharmacokinetic testing was performed to determine the most appropriate posttransplant medication strategy. The Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index and Gastrointestinal Rating Scale questionnaires were administered to gauge immunosuppressive medication-related side effects in the absence of a stomach...
September 29, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688296/effects-of-metformin-on-hyperglycemia-in-an-experimental-model-of-tacrolimus-and-sirolimusinduced-diabetic-rats
#9
Jian Jin, Sun Woo Lim, Long Jin, Ji Hyun Yu, Hyun Seon Kim, Byung Ha Chung, Chul Woo Yang
Background/Aims: Metformin (MET) is a first-line drug for type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM); its effect on new-onset diabetes after transplantation caused by immunosuppressant therapy is unclear. We compared the effects of MET on DM caused by tacrolimus (TAC) or sirolimus (SRL). Methods: DM was induced by injection of TAC (1.5 mg/kg) or SRL (0.3 mg/kg) for 2 weeks in rats, and MET (200 mg/kg) was injected for 2 more weeks. The effects of MET on DM caused by TAC or SRL were evaluated using an intraperitoneal glucose tolerance test (IPGTT) and by measuring plasma insulin concentration, islet size, and glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS)...
September 30, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662016/a-prospective-randomized-trial-comparing-cyclosporine-methotrexate-and-tacrolimus-sirolimus-as-graft-versus-host-disease-prophylaxis-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#10
Johan Törlén, Olle Ringdén, Karin Garming-Legert, Per Ljungman, Jacek Winiarski, Kari Remes, Maija Itälä-Remes, Mats Remberger, Jonas Mattsson
Improvement of graft-versus-host disease prophylaxis remains an important goal in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Based on reports of possibly preferential properties of sirolimus, we compared the standard regimen of cyclosporine and methotrexate (n=106) with a combination of tacrolimus and sirolimus (n=103) as graft-versus host disease prophylaxis after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in a prospective, open, randomized trial. The hypothesis was that the tacrolimus/sirolimus regimen would lead to less acute graft-versus-host disease and reduced transplant-related mortality...
August 4, 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647003/rapid-virological-response-after-early-treatment-with-a-combined-therapy-of-ledipasvir-and-sofosbuvir-in-hcv-genotype-4-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation-in-a-hcc-downstaged-patient-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Aiman Obed, Abdalla Bashir, Anwar Jarrad
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 4 (GT-4) is widespread in the Middle East, where it is responsible for the majority of HCV infections. It shows moderate treatment response rates when compared to other genotypes in the current era of interferon-based regimens. However, in the era of direct acting antiviral (DAA) drugs, its response is at least as good as observed for HCV genotypes 1-3. CASE REPORT We present a case of a 44-year-old patient with HCV cirrhosis. Since 2007, he has been treated for HCV infection with multiple ineffective regimens of interferon (INF) and ribavirin...
September 20, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578428/immunosuppressive-therapy-for-kidney-transplantation-in-adults-a-systematic-review-and-economic-model
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Tracey Jones-Hughes, Tristan Snowsill, Marcela Haasova, Helen Coelho, Louise Crathorne, Chris Cooper, Ruben Mujica-Mota, Jaime Peters, Jo Varley-Campbell, Nicola Huxley, Jason Moore, Matt Allwood, Jenny Lowe, Chris Hyde, Martin Hoyle, Mary Bond, Rob Anderson
BACKGROUND: End-stage renal disease is a long-term irreversible decline in kidney function requiring renal replacement therapy: kidney transplantation, haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. The preferred option is kidney transplantation, followed by immunosuppressive therapy (induction and maintenance therapy) to reduce the risk of kidney rejection and prolong graft survival. OBJECTIVES: To review and update the evidence for the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of basiliximab (BAS) (Simulect(®), Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd) and rabbit anti-human thymocyte immunoglobulin (rATG) (Thymoglobulin(®), Sanofi) as induction therapy, and immediate-release tacrolimus (TAC) (Adoport(®), Sandoz; Capexion(®), Mylan; Modigraf(®), Astellas Pharma; Perixis(®), Accord Healthcare; Prograf(®), Astellas Pharma; Tacni(®), Teva; Vivadex(®), Dexcel Pharma), prolonged-release tacrolimus (Advagraf(®) Astellas Pharma), belatacept (BEL) (Nulojix(®), Bristol-Myers Squibb), mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) (Arzip(®), Zentiva; CellCept(®), Roche Products; Myfenax(®), Teva), mycophenolate sodium (MPS) (Myfortic(®), Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd), sirolimus (SRL) (Rapamune(®), Pfizer) and everolimus (EVL) (Certican(®), Novartis) as maintenance therapy in adult renal transplantation...
August 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27564782/differential-risks-for-adverse-outcomes-3-years-after-kidney-transplantation-based-on-initial-immunosuppression-regimen-a-national-study
#13
Vikas R Dharnidharka, Mark A Schnitzler, Jiajing Chen, Daniel C Brennan, David Axelrod, Dorry L Segev, Kenneth B Schechtman, Jie Zheng, Krista L Lentine
We examined integrated national transplant registry, pharmacy fill, and medical claims data for Medicare-insured kidney transplant recipients in 2000-2011 (n = 45 164) from the United States Renal Data System to assess the efficacy and safety endpoints associated with seven early (first 90 days) immunosuppression (ISx) regimens. Risks of clinical complications over 3 years according to IS regimens were assessed with multivariate regression analysis, including the adjustment for covariates and propensity for receipt of a nonreference ISx regimen...
November 2016: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27557331/immunosuppressive-therapy-for-kidney-transplantation-in-children-and-adolescents-systematic-review-and-economic-evaluation
#14
Marcela Haasova, Tristan Snowsill, Tracey Jones-Hughes, Louise Crathorne, Chris Cooper, Jo Varley-Campbell, Ruben Mujica-Mota, Helen Coelho, Nicola Huxley, Jenny Lowe, Jan Dudley, Stephen Marks, Chris Hyde, Mary Bond, Rob Anderson
BACKGROUND: End-stage renal disease is a long-term irreversible decline in kidney function requiring kidney transplantation, haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. The preferred option is kidney transplantation followed by induction and maintenance immunosuppressive therapy to reduce the risk of kidney rejection and prolong graft survival. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review and update the evidence for the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of basiliximab (BAS) (Simulect,(®) Novartis Pharmaceuticals) and rabbit antihuman thymocyte immunoglobulin (Thymoglobuline,(®) Sanofi) as induction therapy and immediate-release tacrolimus [Adoport(®) (Sandoz); Capexion(®) (Mylan); Modigraf(®) (Astellas Pharma); Perixis(®) (Accord Healthcare); Prograf(®) (Astellas Pharma); Tacni(®) (Teva); Vivadex(®) (Dexcel Pharma)], prolonged-release tacrolimus (Advagraf,(®) Astellas Pharma); belatacept (BEL) (Nulojix,(®) Bristol-Myers Squibb), mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) [Arzip(®) (Zentiva), CellCept(®) (Roche Products), Myfenax(®) (Teva), generic MMF is manufactured by Accord Healthcare, Actavis, Arrow Pharmaceuticals, Dr Reddy's Laboratories, Mylan, Sandoz and Wockhardt], mycophenolate sodium, sirolimus (Rapamune,(®) Pfizer) and everolimus (Certican,(®) Novartis Pharmaceuticals) as maintenance therapy in children and adolescents undergoing renal transplantation...
August 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27518575/differential-antitumoral-properties-and-renal-associated-tissue-damage-induced-by-tacrolimus-and-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-inhibitors-in-hepatocarcinoma-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
#15
Elena Navarro-Villarán, José Tinoco, Granada Jiménez, Sheila Pereira, Jize Wang, Sara Aliseda, María A Rodríguez-Hernández, Raúl González, Luís M Marín-Gómez, Miguel A Gómez-Bravo, Francisco J Padillo, José M Álamo-Martínez, Jordi Muntané
Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is the recommended treatment for patients at early stages of hepatocarcinoma (HCC) with potential portal hypertension and/or bilirubinemia, but without vascular-associated diseases. The patients are receiving immunosuppressive therapy to reduce graft rejection, but differential side effects have been related to calcineurin and mTOR inhibitor administration regarding tumor recurrence and nephrotoxicity. The in vitro studies showed that Tacrolimus exerted a more potent pro-apoptotic effect than Everolimus (Huh 7>Hep 3B>HepG2), being sirolimus only active in Hep3B cell line...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27500260/open-label-randomized-study-of-transition-from-tacrolimus-to-sirolimus-immunosuppression-in-renal-allograft-recipients
#16
Helio Tedesco-Silva, V Ram Peddi, Ana Sánchez-Fructuoso, Brad A Marder, Graeme R Russ, Fritz Diekmann, Alison Flynn, Carolyn M Hahn, Huihua Li, Michael A Tortorici, Seth L Schulman
UNLABELLED: Calcineurin inhibitor-associated nephrotoxicity and other adverse events have prompted efforts to minimize/eliminate calcineurin inhibitor use in kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: This open-label, randomized, multinational study evaluated the effect of planned transition from tacrolimus to sirolimus on kidney function in renal allograft recipients. Patients received tacrolimus-based immunosuppression and then were randomized 3 to 5 months posttransplantation to transition to sirolimus or continue tacrolimus...
April 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27485477/clinical-risk-factors-associated-with-the-post-transplant-anemia-in-kidney-transplant-patients
#17
Youngil Chang, Tariq Shah, David I Min, Jae Wook Yang
BACKGROUND: Anemia is a very common occurrence in post-renal transplant patients. Post-transplantation anemia (PTA) is associated with significant graft loss or cardiovascular morbidity. The objective of this study is to identify clinical risk factors associated with anemia after kidney transplantation. METHODS: Our retrospective cohort study included a total of 570 renal transplant recipients. For the definition of anemia, we adopted "the lower limit of normal for Hgb concentration of blood" proposed by Beutler E and Waalen J [14], which has adjustments for age, gender and ethnicity...
September 2016: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27468645/intra-cellular-immunosuppressive-drugs-monitoring-a-step-forward-towards-better-therapeutic-efficacy-after-organ-transplantation
#18
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A Capron, V Haufroid, P Wallemacq
Immunosuppressive drugs (IS) used in solid organ transplantation are critical dose drugs with high intra- and inter-subject variability. Therefore, IS therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM), mainly as trough levels analysis, is a major support to patient management, mandatory to optimize clinical outcome. Even though transplant patients undoubtedly benefited by this pre-dose (C0) monitoring, the relationship between these C0 concentrations and the incidence of graft rejections remains hardly predictable. Identification and validation of additional biomarkers of efficacy are therefore very much needed...
September 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27428762/transplant-drugs-affect-the-expression-of-phase-ii-and-antioxidant-enzymes-in-human-carcinoma-cells-hepg2-but-not-in-primary-cultures-of-human-hepatocytes-in-vitro-comparative-study
#19
Radim Vrzal, Peter Illes, Zdenek Dvorak
BACKGROUND: We carried out a test whether or not transplant drugs such as cyclosporine A, Rapamycin (Sirolimus), Tacrolimus, Everolimus and Mycophenolate mofetil affects the expression of phase II enzymes comprising of UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) and glutathione-S-transferases (GSTs), and antioxidant enzymes that consist of glutathione reductase (GSR), glutathione peroxidase 1 (GPX1) and heme-oxygenase 1 (HMOX1). METHODS: Experiments were performed in primary cultures of human hepatocytes and in human hepatocarcinoma HepG2 cells, the models of metabolically competent and incompetent cells, respectively...
October 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27372284/experiences-from-using-lc-ms-ms-for-analysis-of-immunosuppressive-drugs-in-a-tdm-service
#20
Anton Pohanka, Staffan Rosenborg, Jonatan D Lindh, Olof Beck
A liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method is presented that was applied for over five years for routine measurement of the immunosuppressant drugs ciclosporin, everolimus, sirolimus and tacrolimus in blood. The method has been used for analysis of 142 thousand unknowns and has been running 7days a week without a single day shutdown during the entire time. The measuring ranges were 10-1500ng/mL for ciclosporin and 1-50ng/mL for everolimus, sirolimus and tacrolimus. The method validation showed performance meeting the EMA validation guideline requirements and acceptable performance in a proficiency control program...
September 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
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