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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206810/safety-of-oral-and-intravenous-mycophenolate-mofetil-in-healthy-cats
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Jennifer E Slovak, Nicolas F Villarino
Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and clinical effects of intravenous (IV) and oral mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in healthy cats. Methods A total of 24 healthy adult cats weighing >3.5 kg were either administered IV MMF (over a 2 h infusion) or oral MMF. The dosages used were as follows: 5 mg/kg IV once (n = 2), 10 mg/kg q12h IV for 1 day (n = 1), 20 mg/kg q12h IV for 1 day (n = 6) and 10 mg/kg q12h IV for 3 days (n = 5). Blood was collected from each cat at intervals of up to 12 h from the last dose for analysis purposes...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104146/successful-rescue-of-late-onset-antibody-mediated-rejection-12-years-after-living-donor-intestinal-transplantation-a-case-report
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G S Wu, Q C Zhao, Z S Li, Y Wu, W Z Wang, M B Li, H Shi, M Wang, D L Chen, J Y Zheng, X Wang, D M Fan
BACKGROUND: Antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) has recently surfaced as a potential form of graft dysfunction after intestinal transplantation. METHODS: We present a case of an intestinal transplant recipient who developed late-onset ABMR 12 years after living-donor transplantation. An 18-year-old male recipient with a history of extensive intestinal resection secondary to acute bowel volvulus exhibited an excellent baseline immune profile for transplantation, including ABO-identical and HLA-haploidentical to the donor; a negative cross-match with a panel reactive antibody of 3...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104138/a2-to-b-blood-type-incompatible-deceased-donor-kidney-transplantation-in-a-recipient-infected-with-the-human-immunodeficiency-virus-a-case-report
#3
R C Forbes, A DeMers, B P Concepcion, D R Moore, H M Schaefer, D Shaffer
BACKGROUND: With the introduction of the Kidney Allocation System in the United States in December 2014, transplant centers can list eligible B blood type recipients for A2 organ offers. There have been no prior reports of ABO incompatible A2 to B deceased donor kidney transplantation in human immunodeficiency virus-positive (HIV+) recipients to guide clinicians on enrolling or performing A2 to B transplantations in HIV+ candidates. We are the first to report a case of A2 to B deceased donor kidney transplantation in an HIV+ recipient with good intermediate-term results...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078065/clinical-features-of-neuromuscular-disorders-in-patients-with-n-type-voltage-gated-calcium-channel-antibodies
#4
Andreas Totzeck, Petra Mummel, Oliver Kastrup, Tim Hagenacker
Neuromuscular junction disorders affect the pre- or postsynaptic nerve to muscle transmission due to autoimmune antibodies. Members of the group like myasthenia gravis and Lambert-Eaton syndrome have pathophysiologically distinct characteristics. However, in practice, distinction may be difficult. We present a series of three patients with a myasthenic syndrome, dropped-head syndrome, bulbar and respiratory muscle weakness and positive testing for anti-N-type voltage-gated calcium channel antibodies. In two cases anti-acetylcholin receptor antibodies were elevated, anti-P/Q-type voltage-gated calcium channel antibodies were negative...
September 15, 2016: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059019/retrospective-review-of-lupus-nephritis-in-a-new-zealand-multi-ethnic-cohort
#5
E Ly, H Thein, Michael Lam Po Tang
: Increased lupus nephritis has been reported in Pacific Island and Maori populations. Previous studies suggest ethnic variation in response to immunosuppression treatment; however this has not been assessed in Pacific Island and Maori cohorts. This retrospective study reviewed class 3, 4 and 5 lupus nephritis outcomes and response to induction immunosuppression over a 10-year period in a New Zealand multi-ethnic cohort with high Pacific Island representation. This included 49 renal biopsies in 41 patients; by ethnicity Pacific Island 53...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042125/lupus-myocarditis-initial-presentation-and-longterm-outcomes-in-a-multicentric-series-of-29-patients
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Guillemette Thomas, Fleur Cohen Aubart, Laurent Chiche, Julien Haroche, Miguel Hié, Baptiste Hervier, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Karine Mazodier, Mikael Ebbo, Philippe Cluzel, Nadège Cordel, David Ribes, Jean Chastre, Nicolas Schleinitz, Véronique Veit, Jean-Charles Piette, Jean-Robert Harlé, Alain Combes, Zahir Amoura
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac involvement during systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may include the pericardium, myocardium, valvular tissue, and coronary arteries. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical, biological, and radiological presentation of lupus myocarditis (LM) as well as the treatment response and longterm outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a multicentric retrospective study of LM from January 2000 to May 2014. RESULTS: Twenty-nine patients (3 men and 26 women) fulfilled the inclusion criteria (median age at the diagnosis of SLE: 30 yrs, range 16-57)...
January 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018840/hand-impairment-in-systemic-sclerosis-various-manifestations-and-currently-available-treatment
#7
Amber Young, Rajaie Namas, Carole Dodge, Dinesh Khanna
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease initially recognized by hand involvement due to characteristic Raynaud's phenomenon (RP), puffy hands, skin thickening, and contractures resembling claw deformities. SSc contributes to hand impairment through inflammatory arthritis, joint contractures, tendon friction rubs (TFRs), RP, digital ulcers (DU), puffy hands, skin sclerosis, acro-osteolysis, and calcinosis. These manifestations, which often co-exist, can contribute to difficulty with occupational activities and activities of daily living (ADL), which can result in impaired quality of life...
September 2016: Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900974/disseminated-mycobacteria-chelonae-infection-in-a-kidney-pancreas-transplant-recipient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#8
Shafi Malik, Ananda Ghosh, Shahid Husain
A 40-year-old male with a long-standing history of type 1 diabetes with end-stage renal failure underwent combined kidney-pancreas (KP) transplant from a standard criteria donor. Post-operative course was uncomplicated with good primary function of both transplant grafts. Induction was with thymoglobulin and maintenance immunosuppression was with tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil and prednisolone. Nine weeks post-transplant, the patient developed dysfunction of both grafts. Panel reactive antibody testing revealed that the patient had developed a de novo donor-specific antibody and considering an antibody-mediated rejection the patient was treated with intravenous pulse methyl prednisone 500 mg ×3 doses, IV immunoglobulin 2 mg/kg in two divided doses, and ATG 7 mg/kg (total dose of 700 mg)...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865549/anaemia-and-fever-in-kidney-transplant-the-role-of-human-parvovirus-b19
#9
Yanet Parodis López, Raquel Santana Estupiñán, Silvia Marrero Robayna, Roberto Gallego Samper, Fernando Henríquez Palop, José Carlos Rivero Vera, Rafael Camacho Galán, María José Pena López, Nery Sablón González, Fayna González Cabrera, Elena Oliva Dámaso, Nicanor Vega Díaz, José Carlos Rodríguez Pérez
Infections remain an issue of particular relevance in renal transplant patients, particularly viral infections. Human parvovirus B19 infection causes severe refractory anaemia, pancytopenia and thrombotic microangiopathy. Its presence is recognized by analysing blood polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and by the discovery of typical giant proerythroblasts in the bone marrow. We report the case of a 65 year-old man with a history of deceased donor renal transplant in September 2014. At 38 days after the transplant, the patient presented progressive anaemia that was resistant to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents...
November 16, 2016: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862562/management-of-pemphigus-disease-in-pregnancy
#10
REVIEW
Soheil Tavakolpour, Hajar Sadat Mirsafaei, Saeid Delshad
Pemphigus can cause complications during pregnancy and may cause serious harm to a fetus. For this study, a comprehensive review of common treatments of pemphigus and their adverse effects associated with pregnancy and male fertility was conducted. We concluded that a period of remission with minimal or no therapy before conception could significantly reduce the risk of the disease flaring up, at least in the first trimester. The period of remission causes a delay in the flare-up of the disease, which means lower cumulative doses and the prevention of possible congenital abnormalities caused by corticosteroid or immunosuppressant treatments...
January 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803135/childhood-arthritis-and-rheumatology-research-alliance-consensus-clinical-treatment-plans-for-juvenile-dermatomyositis-with-persistent-skin-rash
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Adam M Huber, Susan Kim, Ann M Reed, Ruy Carrasco, Brian M Feldman, Sandy D Hong, Philip Kahn, Homaira Rahimi, Angela Byun Robinson, Richard K Vehe, Jennifer E Weiss, Charles Spencer
OBJECTIVE: Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is the most common form of idiopathic inflammatory myopathy in children. While outcomes are generally thought to be good, persistence of skin rash is a common problem. The goal of this study was to describe the development of clinical treatment plans (CTP) for children with JDM characterized by persistent skin rash despite complete resolution of muscle involvement. METHODS: The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance, a North American consortium of pediatric rheumatologists and other healthcare providers, used a combination of Delphi surveys and nominal group consensus meetings to develop CTP that reflected consensus on typical treatments for patients with JDM with persistent skin rash...
January 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796249/rituximab-related-late-onset-neutropenia-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-treated-for-antibody-mediated-acute-rejection
#12
Fatemeh Ahmadi, Simin Dashti-Khavidaki, Mohammad-Reza Khatami, Mahboob Lessan-Pezeshki, Hossein Khalili, Malihe Khosravi
OBJECTIVES: Kidney transplant is a new area for use of rituximab, which is being used to treat acute antibody-mediated rejection or as an induction agent in ABO- or HLA-incompatible grafts. We report on late-onset neutropenia in rituximab-treated kidney transplant recipients with antibody-mediated rejection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This observational prospective study was performed on kidney transplant recipients with clinically suspicious or biopsy-proven antibody-mediated rejection treated with plasmapheresis plus intravenous immunoglobulin with (cases) or without (controls) rituximab...
October 31, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717323/outcome-of-low-dose-cyclophosphamide-for-induction-phase-treatment-of-lupus-nephritis-a-single-center-study
#13
Mahesh R Sigdel, Mukunda P Kafle, Dibya Singh Shah
BACKGROUND: The current standard for induction phase treatment of lupus nephritis is steroid combined with mycophenolate mofetil or pulse intravenous cyclophosphamide (IVC). The lowest dose of IVC recommended for induction therapy is that used in the Euro-Lupus Trial. It is not known whether same cumulative dose of IVC would be effective when given over six months. METHODS: We carried out a prospective, observational study on 41 patients of biopsy-proven lupus nephritis (class III, IV, V or mixed)...
October 7, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717279/successful-renal-retransplantation-after-graft-loss-from-bk-polyomavirus-infection-in-a-human-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-patient
#14
Aurore Barthélemy, Nicolas Bouvier, Renaud Verdon, Valérie Chatelet, Bruno Hurault de Ligny
We report the case of a human immunodeficiency virus-seropositive patient whose initial kidney transplant failed because of BK polyomavirus-induced nephropathy, and who underwent a second transplantation 3 years later. BK viruria was detected 1 day after transplantation. After 1 month, BK viremia developed along with a donor-specific antibody. After decreasing tacrolimus and mycophenolic acid and 2 courses of intravenous immunoglobulins, BK viremia and donor-specific antibody permanently disappeared, with stable renal function...
December 2016: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717107/management-of-patients-with-ocular-manifestations-in-vesiculobullous-disorders-affecting-the-mouth
#15
REVIEW
M S Hansen, O N Klefter, H O Julian, A M Lynge Pedersen, S Heegaard
Pemphigoid and pemphigus diseases as well as Stevens-Johnson syndrome present as vesiculobullous disorders of the skin and may additionally involve both the oral cavity and the ocular surface. Ocular involvement ranges from mild irritation and dry eye disease to chronic conjunctivitis, symblepharon, eyelid malposition, ocular surface scarring and severe visual loss. In addition to diagnostic assessments, ophthalmologists must treat the dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction components of these diseases using a stepladder approach, including eyelid hygiene and lubricants...
October 7, 2016: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708963/impact-of-standard-of-care-treatments-and-disease-variables-on-outcomes-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-trials-analysis-from-the-lupus-foundation-of-america-collective-data-analysis-initiative
#16
Kenneth Carekin Kalunian, Mimi Kim, Xianhong Xie, Amrutha Baskaran, Rossi Paola Daly, Joan Tenenbaum Merrill
OBJECTIVE: Most clinical trials for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) study the efficacy and safety of investigational agents added to variable background immunosuppressants, which has resulted in high response rates in patients treated with placebo plus standard of care (SOC) plus rescue measures. This project compared the impact of different SOC treatments and disease variables on the outcomes of SLE trials. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data were obtained from 981 patients receiving only SOC treatments in three nephritis and three general SLE trials to compare response and flare rates on the basis of the British Isles Lupus Assessment Group (BILAG) index, a measure common to all trials...
March 2016: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704496/myasthenia-gravis
#17
Daniel B Drachman
The basic abnormality in myasthenia gravis (MG) is a reduction in acetylcholine receptors (AChRs) at neuromuscular junctions due to the effects of autoantibodies that are directed against the AChRs in most patients, or against neighboring proteins involved in the clustering of AChRs (MuSK, LRP-4, or agrin). Clinically, MG is characterized by muscle weakness and fatigue, often in typical patterns. The diagnosis may be missed early, and depends on the recognition of clinical manifestations, the measurement of autoantibodies, and/or electrophysiological features...
October 2016: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687621/ofatumumab-in-two-pediatric-nephrotic-syndrome-patients-allergic-to-rituximab
#18
Marina Vivarelli, Manuela Colucci, Alice Bonanni, Martina Verzani, Jessica Serafinelli, Francesco Emma, Gianmarco Ghiggeri
BACKGROUND: Rituximab, a chimeric anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, is an effective treatment in steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS). However, some patients develop adverse reactions. CASE-DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: Patient 1, a 14-year-old boy with SDNS since the age of 2, was treated with oral prednisone, cyclosporine A (CsA) and mycophenolate mofetil. A first infusion of rituximab at age 12 years was well tolerated, but this was followed by a prolonged relapse unresponsive to oral prednisone, mycophenolate mofetil and CsA...
September 29, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680225/a-case-of-intravenous-immunoglobulin-dependent-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-of-pure-motor-form-responsive-to-mycophenolate-mofetil-therapy
#19
Motomi Arai
This report concerns a case of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) with frequent treatment-dependent relapses. A 75-year-old male presented with a 2-month history of progressive weakness of the limbs with no sensory symptoms. Neurological examination revealed normal cranial nerves, MRC grade 4 power in the proximal and distal muscles of the limbs, and generalized areflexia. However, the sensory examination results, serum immunoelectrophoresis, anti-HIV antibody, and vitamins B1 and B12 levels were normal...
October 28, 2016: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667489/-neuropsychiatric-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#20
Yoshiya Tanaka
Central nervous system damage, a major organ manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), causes significant morbidity and mortality. Designating this condition as neuropsychiatric SLE (NPSLE), the American College of Rheumatology defines it as involving the central and peripheral nervous systems and being characterized by various manifestations including stroke, seizures, and psychosis. NPSLE treatment mainly seeks to reduce damage accrual. In patients with NPSLE, the use of high-dose corticosteroids is recommended in combination with immunosuppressants, such as mycophenolate mofetil and intravenous cyclophosphamide pulse therapy...
September 2016: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
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