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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878864/use-of-everolimus-in-liver-transplantation
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REVIEW
Mei-Ling Yee, Hui-Hui Tan
In recent years, the use of mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors has gained traction in their use as alternative or adjunct immunosuppressants in the post-liver transplantation (LT) setting. The efficacy of everolimus (EVR) in de novo LT is established and a reasonable time to initiate EVR is 30 d from LT surgery. Initiating EVR early post-LT allows for calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) reduction, thus reducing nephrotoxicity in LT recipients. However, data is inadequate on the appropriate timing for conversion from CNI to EVR maintenance in order to achieve optimal renoprotective effect without compromising drug efficacy...
August 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873970/immunosuppressive-agents-in-adult-kidney-transplantation-in-the-national-health-service-a-model-based-economic-evaluation
#2
Tristan M Snowsill, Jason Moore, Ruben E Mujica Mota, Jaime L Peters, Tracey L Jones-Hughes, Nicola J Huxley, Helen F Coelho, Marcela Haasova, Chris Cooper, Jenny A Lowe, Jo L Varley-Campbell, Louise Crathorne, Matt J Allwood, Rob Anderson
Background: Immunosuppression is required in kidney transplantation to prevent rejection and prolong graft survival. We conducted an economic evaluation to support England's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in developing updated guidance on the use of immunosuppression, incorporating new immunosuppressive agents, and addressing changes in pricing and the evidence base. Methods: A discrete-time state transition model was developed to simulate adult kidney transplant patients over their lifetime...
July 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846559/sofosbuvir-based-regimens-in-hiv-hcv-coinfected-patients-after-liver-transplantation-results-from-the-anrs-co23-cupilt-study
#3
Teresa Maria Antonini, Audrey Coilly, Emilie Rossignol, Claire Fougerou-Leurent, Jérôme Dumortier, Vincent Leroy, Aurélie Veislinger, Sylvie Radenne, Danielle Botta-Fridlund, François Durand, Pauline Houssel-Debry, Nassim Kamar, Valérie Canva, Philippe Perré, Victor De Ledinghen, Alexandra Rohel, Alpha Diallo, Anne-Marie Taburet, Didier Samuel, Georges-Philippe Pageaux, Jean-Charles Duclos-Vallée
BACKGROUND: A recurrence of hepatitis C virus after liver transplantation affects survival in HIV/HCV coinfected patients. This study assessed the efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir-based regimens in HIV/HCV coinfected patients following liver transplantation. METHODS: 29 HIV/HCV coinfected transplanted patients receiving tacrolimus, cyclosporine or everolimus-based immunosuppressive therapy were enrolled in the CUPILT cohort. Their antiviral treatment combined sofosbuvir, daclatasvir with or without ribavirin (n=10/n=6), or sofosbuvir, ledipasvir with or without ribavirin (n=2/n=11)...
August 24, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845376/sirolimus-associated-pruritus-case-report-and-review
#4
Joyce Y Cheng, Philip R Cohen
Sirolimus is an immunosuppressant drug used to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients. We describe a man with sirolimus-associated pruritus and review the features of this adverse event in other individuals receiving this drug. The patient was a 67-year-old heart transplant recipient receiving sirolimus as part of his immunosuppressive regimen. He developed severe pruritus over the distal extremities, face, and earlobes six months after starting the drug. The symptoms became progressively worse as he continued to receive this medication...
June 27, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817434/everolimus-is-associated-with-less-weight-gain-than-tacrolimus-2-years-following-liver-transplantation-results-of-a-randomized-multicenter-study
#5
Michael Charlton, Mary Rinella, Dharmesh Patel, Kevin McCague, Julie Heimbach, Kymberly Watt
BACKGROUND: Weight gain early after transplant is a risk factor for posttransplant metabolic syndrome (PTMS), cardiovascular events, and renal insufficiency. The impact of mTOR inhibition on posttransplant weight gain and the development of PTMS components postliver transplantation were examined in a randomized, controlled study. METHODS: Following a run-in period, patients (N = 719) were randomized at 30±5 days posttransplant in a 1:1:1 ratio to 3 treatment groups: (i) everolimus (EVR) + reduced tacrolimus (TAC)(n=245); (ii) TAC control (n=243) or (iii) TAC elimination (n=231)...
August 15, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804814/factors-associated-with-cardiovascular-target-organ-damage-in-children-after-renal-transplantation
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Bianca Borchert-Mörlins, Daniela Thurn, Bernhard M W Schmidt, Anja K Büscher, Jun Oh, Tanja Kier, Elena Bauer, Sabrina Baig, Nele Kanzelmeyer, Markus J Kemper, Rainer Büscher, Anette Melk
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is the second-most common cause of death in pediatric renal transplant recipients. The aim of this study was to evaluate subclinical cardiovascular target organ damage defined as the presence of arterio- and atherosclerotic lesions and cardiac remodeling and to analyze contributing risk factors in a large cohort of children after renal transplantation (RT). METHODS: A total of 109 children aged 13.1 ± 3.3 years who had undergone RT at one of three German transplant centers were enrolled in this study...
August 13, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797401/a-58-year-old-man-with-position-dependent-nocturnal-dyspnea
#7
Anke Schertel, Christian M Horvath, Jacqueline Pichler Hefti, John-David Aubert, Anne-Kathrin Brill
A 58-year-old man with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, who had received a right-sided single-lung transplant 2 years earlier, was referred to the sleep clinic for the assessment of nocturnal position-dependent episodes of dyspnea and frequent arousals when lying on his right side. There was no subjective worsening of daytime respiratory symptoms, but he complained of fatigue and unrefreshing sleep. His Epworth Sleepiness Scale score was 12/24. After lung transplantation he had a favorable course while receiving immunosuppression with prednisolone, everolimus, and mycophenolate mofetil...
August 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775087/converting-everolimus-to-mycophenolate-mofetil-ameliorated-prolonged-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-in-a-child-after-heart-transplantation
#8
Hidehiro Suginobe, Nobutoshi Nawa, Hidekazu Ishida, Shigetoyo Kogaki
In immunocompromised patients, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections are known to be severe and prolonged, and have significant mortality and morbidity. However, little is known about the clinical courses and treatment strategy of RSV infection in heart transplant recipients. Here, we report a 6-year-old female with heart transplantation who had exhibited prolonged respiratory symptoms and shedding of RSV. She had received everolimus as an immunosuppressant. As immunosuppressants could have been responsible for the prolonged activation of RSV, we converted everolimus to mycophenolate mofetil...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753240/risk-of-early-intermediate-and-late-rejection-following-heart-transplantation-trends-over-the-past-25%C3%A2-years-and-relation-to-changes-in-medical-management-tertiary-center-experience-the-sheba-heart-transplantation-registry
#9
Moshe Katz, Dov Freimark, Eugenia Raichlin, Yedael Har-Zahav, Michael Arad, Yigal Kassif, Amir Peled, Elad Asher, Dan Elian, Alexander Kogan, Nir Shlomo, Efrat Ofek, Jacob Lavee, Ilan Goldenberg, Yael Peled
AIM: To explore the trends in the risk for rejection following heart transplantation (HT) over the past 25 years, and their relation to changes in medical management. METHODS: The study population comprised 216 HT patients. Rejection periods were defined as follows: 0-3 months (early), 3-12 months (intermediate), and 12+ months (late). HT era was dichotomized as follows: 1991-1999 (remote era) and 2000-2016 (recent era). Medication combination was categorized as newer (TAC, MMF, and everolimus) vs older therapies (AZA, CSA)...
July 28, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743539/recommendations-of-everolimus-use-in-liver-transplant
#10
Angel Rubín Suárez, Itxarone Bilbao Aguirre, Javier Fernández-Castroagudin, José Antonio Pons Miñano, Magdalena Salcedo Plaza, Evaristo Varo Pérez, Martín Prieto Castillo
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors, everolimus (EVL) and sirolimus are immunosuppressive agents with a minor nephrotoxic effect, limited to the development of proteinuria in some cases. The combination of EVL and low-dose tacrolimus has proven to be as safe and effective as standard therapy with tacrolimus for the prevention of acute cellular rejection. Early initiation of EVL-based immunosuppressive regimens with reduced exposure to calcineurin inhibitors has been shown to significantly improve renal function of LT recipients during induction and maintenance phases, with comparable efficacy and safety profiles...
July 22, 2017: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714558/everolimus-and-reduced-calcineurin-inhibitor-therapy-in-pediatric-liver-transplant-recipients-results-from-a-multicenter-prospective-study
#11
Rainer Ganschow, Bo-Goran Ericzon, Anil Dhawan, Khalid Sharif, El-Djouher Martzloff, Barbara Rauer, Jennifer Ng, Patricia Lopez
In a 24-month, multicenter, single-arm, prospective study, 56 pediatric liver transplant patients with or without basiliximab induction were converted at 1-6 months post-transplant from standard calcineurin inhibitor (CN) therapy (± mycophenolic acid), to everolimus with reduced exposure to CNI (tacrolimus n=50, cyclosporine n=6). Steroid therapy was optional. Recruitment was stopped prematurely due to high rates of PTLD, treatment-related serious infections leading to hospitalization and premature study drug discontinuation...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708648/oral-localization-of-kaposi-sarcoma-clinical-presentation-and-conservative-management
#12
Paolo Garzino-Demo, Arianna Mettus, Fabio Passalacqua, Federico Vittone, Guglielmo Ramieri
Kaposi sarcoma (KS) caused by human herpes virus type-8 is the most frequent immunosuppression-associated malignancy worldwide and its treatment is still controversial. We report on the clinical management of a patient who developed oral KS after liver transplantation. The disease appeared 1 month after the transplant and recurred after 4 months. The patient represents, to our knowledge, a rare case that was treated successfully only by shifting a conventional immunosuppressive therapy to everolimus alone.
September 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708333/conversion-from-calcineurin-inhibitors-to-mtor-inhibitors-as-primary-immunosuppressive-drugs-in-pediatric-heart-transplantation
#13
Alfred Asante-Korang, Jennifer Carapellucci, Diane Krasnopero, Abigail Doyle, Brian Brown, Ernest Amankwah
There are only a few reports of successful use of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTORI) as primary immunosuppression in pediatric heart transplantation. Compared to calcineurin inhibitors, mTORI have less side effects, especially nephrotoxicity, infections, and malignancies. A retrospective study was conducted at our institution of all 170 heart transplants from 1995 to 2015. Nineteen patients were switched from tacrolimus (n=15) or cyclosporin (n=4) to everolimus (n=4) or sirolimus (n=15) due to nephrotoxicity (n=5), malignancy (n=8), EBV viremia/reactive plasmacytic changes (n=5), and immune hemolytic anemia (n=1)...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707443/cardiac-transplant-vasculopathy
#14
EDITORIAL
Jonathan M Tobis
Transplant vasculopathy is a form of slowly progressive rejection. The interventional cardiologist plays an important role in maintaining survival of this precious commodity by performing PCI. Everolimus drug eluting stents are highly effective and have relatively low occurrence of in-stent restenosis, but transplant vasculopathy continues to progress in a diffuse pattern.
July 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706985/clinical-utility-of-epstein-barr-virus-viral-load-monitoring-and-risk-factors-for-posttransplant-lymphoproliferative-disorders-after-kidney-transplantation-a-single-center-10-year-observational-cohort-study
#15
Erica Franceschini, Jessica Plessi, Stefano Zona, Antonella Santoro, Margherita Digaetano, Francesco Fontana, Gaetano Alfano, Giovanni Guaraldi, Patrizia Comoli, Francesca Facchini, Leonardo Potenza, William Gennari, Mauro Codeluppi, Mario Luppi, Gianni Cappelli, Inge C Gyssens, Cristina Mussini
BACKGROUND: Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in solid organ transplants. Epstein Barr virus (EBV) plays a major role in PTLD development. Guidelines recommend EBV viral load (VL) monitoring in high-risk populations in the first year. METHODS: Retrospective observational study in all adult patients who had at least 1 EBV-VL performed in the postkidney transplant (KT) period from January 2005 to December 2014 at the Policlinico Modena Hospital...
July 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706981/outcomes-of-liver-transplant-recipients-with-autoimmune-liver-disease-using-long-term-dual-immunosuppression-regimen-without-corticosteroid
#16
Sanjaya K Satapathy, Ollie D Jones, Jason M Vanatta, Faisal Kamal, Satish K Kedia, Yu Jiang, Satheesh P Nair, James D Eason
BACKGROUND: Liver transplant (LT) recipients with autoimmune liver disease (primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cholangitis, autoimmune hepatitis) are at increased risk of developing acute cellular rejection (ACR), and in many cases graft failure due to recurrent disease. We describe our experience with dual immunosuppression without steroid maintenance and analyze its effect on disease recurrence; ACR; patient and graft survivals; and complications, such as sepsis and de novo malignancy...
July 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670871/clinical-practice-patterns-are-relatively-uniform-between-pediatric-heart-transplant-centers-a-survey-based-assessment
#17
Chesney Castleberry, Sonja Ziniel, Christopher Almond, Scott Auerbach, Seth A Hollander, Ashwin K Lal, Matthew Fenton, Elfriede Pahl, Joseph W Rossano, Melanie D Everitt, Kevin P Daly
Clinical practice variations are a barrier to the study of pediatric heart transplants and coordination of multicenter RCTs in this patient population. We surveyed centers to describe practice patterns, understand areas of variation, and willingness to modify protocol. Pediatric heart transplant centers were identified, and one survey was completed per center. Simple descriptive statistics were used. The response rate was 77% (40 responses from 52 contacted centers, 37 with complete responses). Median center volume of respondents was eight transplants/year (IQR 3-19)...
August 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662293/retrospective-evaluation-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-belatacept-with-thymoglobulin-induction-and-maintenance-everolimus-a-single-center-clinical-experience
#18
David Wojciechowski, Sindhu Chandran, Joshua Y C Yang, Minnie M Sarwal, Flavio Vincenti
Belatacept use has been constrained by higher rates of acute rejection. We hypothesized that belatacept with low-dose rATG and initial mycophenolate maintenance with conversion to everolimus at 1 month post-transplant ± corticosteroids would improve efficacy and maintain safety. Retrospective single-center analysis of the first 44 low immunologic risk kidney transplant recipients treated with this regimen. The cohort was 59% male, mean age at transplant of 57 years. Diabetes was the most common cause of ESRD (39%)...
September 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662279/impact-of-early-conversion-from-cyclosporin-to-everolimus-on-left-ventricular-mass-index-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Anoushka Krishnan, Armando Teixeira-Pinto, Doris Chan, Aron Chakera, Gursharan Dogra, Neil Boudville, Ashley Irish, Kelly Morgan, Jessica Phillips, Germaine Wong, Wai H Lim
This is an 18-month prospective, randomized controlled trial (RCT) designed to compare the effect of early conversion from cyclosporin to everolimus/mycophenolic acid (E-MPA) between 3 and 4 months post-transplant to cyclosporin/mycophenolic acid (CsA-MPA) on left ventricular mass index (LVMI) at 3 and 18 months post-transplant (primary outcome). Secondary outcomes included estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), viral infection, and adverse events. Twenty-four patients were randomized in a 1:1 ratio to E-MPA or CsA-MPA groups...
June 29, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661568/everolimus-induced-nephrotic-syndrome-precipitated-by-interaction-with-voriconazole-in-a-patient-with-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
#20
P N Tran, L C Pinter-Brown
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: Everolimus is a small molecule that inhibits the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and is used for treatment of various solid tumours and renal transplant rejection prophylaxis. Whereas everolimus-induced proteinuria was previously observed in 3%-36% renal transplant recipients, nephrotic syndrome was not reported in cancer patients taking everolimus. However, nephrotic syndrome was reported in patients taking sirolimus. CASE SUMMARY: We report the case of a 32-year-old female with relapsed Hodgkin's lymphoma who was on everolimus for 5 years and developed nephrotic syndrome about 2 months after initiation of voriconazole...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
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