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Keiji Kurata, Kimikazu Yakushijin, Atsuo Okamura, Motohiro Yamamori, Hiroya Ichikawa, Rina Sakai, Yu Mizutani, Seiji Kakiuchi, Yoshiharu Miyata, Akihito Kitao, Shinichiro Kawamoto, Hiroshi Matsuoka, Tohru Murayama, Hironobu Minami
PURPOSE: Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is increasingly used among Japanese patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). Because pharmacokinetic data for MMF in the Asian population are limited, we conducted this investigation. METHODS: Intravenous MMF (1000 mg/dose) was administered to 10 patients along with cyclosporine or tacrolimus for 10 days after allo-SCT; it was administered every 8 h in peripheral blood stem cell- and bone marrow-transplanted patients, and every 12 h in cord blood-transplanted patients...
March 6, 2018: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
D Oggier, K Tomsa, M Mevissen, T Glaus
Idiopathic immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia (IMHA) is one of the most common immune-mediated diseases in dogs with a high mortality rate. In this retrospective study, we examined the effect of mycophenolate- mofetil (MMF) and human intravenous immunoglobulin (hIVIG) in combination with glucocorticoids on canine IMHA patients. Six dogs were treated with prednisolone and MMF (hIVIG-) and in 15 patients hIVIG was added (hIVIG+). There was no significant difference between the groups regarding age, weight, number of blood transfusions or hematocrit on the day of diagnosis...
March 2018: Schweizer Archiv Für Tierheilkunde
Loredana Colla, Davide Diena, Maura Rossetti, Ana Maria Manzione, Luca Marozio, Chiara Benedetto, Luigi Biancone
Care of pregnant woman, including fertility and procreation counseling, has become a significant part of the nephrological practice in the last years. In this context, the management of immunosuppression assumes a primary role both for autoimmune diseases and for post-transplant follow up. The present review analyzes the latest evidence on immunosuppressive drugs of current use in nephrology and kidney transplantation. Although the placenta inactivates prednisone and prednisolone, it is advisable to limit the dose to the minimal effective one, to prevent side effects...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
Yang Yang, Chun-Juan Wang, Bao-Jie Wang, Zi-Ling Zeng, Shou-Gang Guo
OBJECTIVE: To observe and compare the efficacy and tolerability of azathioprine (AZA), mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and lower dosages of rituximab (RTX) among patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. METHODS: In this prospective cohort, AQP4-IgG-seropositive patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) were enrolled and randomly divided into three groups, using AZA, MMF or lower dosages of RTX (defined as 100mg RTX intravenous injection, once per week for 4 consecutive weeks) respectively...
February 15, 2018: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Sohail Abdul Salim, Tauqeer Yousuf, Asha Patel, Tibor Fülöp, Mohit Agarwal
Hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis syndrome (HUVS) is a rare autoimmune disease characterized by multiple organ system involvement, including renal disease, with low complement levels. We report the case of a 31-year-old woman who presented with nonspecific symptoms including fatigue, diarrhea, macular rash and abdominal pain with acute renal failure leading to end-stage kidney disease. Laboratory results showed hematuria, nephrotic range proteinuria, worsening creatinine and low C1q levels. Left kidney biopsy showed proliferative glomerulonephritis with crescent formation...
February 2018: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
George J Kahaly, Michaela Riedl, Jochem König, Susanne Pitz, Katharina Ponto, Tanja Diana, Elena Kampmann, Elisa Kolbe, Anja Eckstein, Lars C Moeller, Dagmar Führer, Mario Salvi, Nicola Curro, Irene Campi, Danila Covelli, Marenza Leo, Michele Marinò, Francesca Menconi, Claudio Marcocci, Luigi Bartalena, Petros Perros, Wilmar M Wiersinga
BACKGROUND: European guidelines recommend intravenous methylprednisolone as first-line treatment for active and severe Graves' orbitopathy; however, it is common for patients to have no response or have relapse after discontinuation of treatment. We aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of add-on mycophenolate to methylprednisolone in comparison with methylprednisolone alone in patients with moderate-to-severe Graves' orbitopathy. METHODS: MINGO was an observer-masked, multicentre, block-randomised, centre-stratified trial done in two centres in Germany and two in Italy...
January 30, 2018: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
David S Hui, Nelson Lee, Paul K Chan, John H Beigel
A severe inflammatory immune response with hypercytokinemia occurs in patients hospitalized with severe influenza, such as avian influenza A(H5N1), A(H7N9), and seasonal A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infections. The role of immunomodulatory therapy is unclear as there have been limited published data based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Passive immunotherapy such as convalescent plasma and hyperimmune globulin have some studies demonstrating benefit when administered as an adjunctive therapy for severe influenza...
February 2018: Antiviral Research
Dong-Jin Park, Sung-Eun Choi, Haimuzi Xu, Ji-Hyoun Kang, Kyung-Eun Lee, Ji Shin Lee, Yoo-Duk Choi, Shin-Seok Lee
AIM: Renal responses to immunosuppressive agents in patients with lupus nephritis (LN) differ depending on ethnicity, follow-up duration, disease severity and treatment. Thus, we evaluated predictors of complete remission during the first year following immunosuppressive treatment in patients with LN. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 79 patients who underwent kidney biopsy prior to the start of induction treatment and who were subsequently treated with immunosuppressive drugs for at least 6 months and followed-up for more than a year...
February 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
Yael Hacohen, Yu Yi Wong, Christian Lechner, Maciej Jurynczyk, Sukhvir Wright, Bahadir Konuskan, Judith Kalser, Anne Lise Poulat, Helene Maurey, Esther Ganelin-Cohen, Evangeline Wassmer, Chery Hemingway, Rob Forsyth, Eva Maria Hennes, M Isabel Leite, Olga Ciccarelli, Banu Anlar, Rogier Hintzen, Romain Marignier, Jacqueline Palace, Matthias Baumann, Kevin Rostásy, Rinze Neuteboom, Kumaran Deiva, Ming Lim
Importance: Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies (MOG-Abs) are consistently identified in a range of demyelinating disorders in adults and children. Current therapeutic strategies are largely center specific, and no treatments have been formally evaluated. Objective: To examine the clinical phenotypes, treatment responses, and outcomes of children with relapsing MOG-Ab-associated disease. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study prospectively collected demographic, clinical, and radiologic data from 102 patients from 8 countries of the EU Paediatric Demyelinating Disease Consortium from January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2016...
January 5, 2018: JAMA Neurology
Ching-Fen Lee, Chi-Hua Chen, Yu-Chuan Wen, Tsung-Yen Chang, Ming-Wei Lai, Tang-Her Jaing
RATIONALE: We report a complicated case of cholestatic hepatitis with suspected autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) and copper toxicity syndrome after HSCT and donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 19-year-1-month-old girl presented with a history of CML. She underwent matched unrelated donor HSCT and donor lymphocyte infusion subsequently. Three months later, yellowish discoloration of the skin was found, which was accompanied by progressive itchy skin, easy fatigability, insomnia, and dark urine output...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
M M Holtsche, D Zillikens, E Schmidt
Mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) is a pemphigoid disease defined by the presence of autoantibodies against the dermal-epidermal junction and predominant involvement of mucous membranes. Diagnosis is made by the clinical presentation and linear deposits of IgG and/or IgA and/or C3 at the dermal-epidermal junction by direct immunofluorescence microscopy of a perilesional biopsy. Circulating autoantibodies can be detected in most patients by indirect immunofluorescence microscopy on salt-split human skin as well as ELISA and immunoblotting with recombinant and cell-derived target antigens...
December 14, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
Mohammad Shahidi-Dadras, Fahimeh Abdollahimajd, Nasibeh Barzkar, Zahra Asadi Kani, Mohammad Nikvar
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a peculiar low-grade neoplasm of spindle cell fibroblasts and myofibroblasts in an inflammatory background. The lung is the most common site of involvement. Here, we report a case of paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP)-associated with an extensive retroperitoneal IMT. The patient had a favourable response following treatment with a low dose of systemic steroid, mycophenolate mofetil, and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). He subsequently underwent surgery for resection of the tumor with nephrectomy and five courses of IVIG were administered after surgery due to a minor relapse...
November 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
Sudarshini Ramanathan, Shekeeb Mohammad, Esther Tantsis, Tina Kim Nguyen, Vera Merheb, Victor S C Fung, Owen Bruce White, Simon Broadley, Jeannette Lechner-Scott, Steve Vucic, Andrew P D Henderson, Michael Harry Barnett, Stephen W Reddel, Fabienne Brilot, Russell C Dale
OBJECTIVE: We characterised the clinical course, treatment and outcomes in 59 patients with relapsing myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibody-associated demyelination. METHODS: We evaluated clinical phenotypes, annualised relapse rates (ARR) prior and on immunotherapy and Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), in 218 demyelinating episodes from 33 paediatric and 26 adult patients. RESULTS: The most common initial presentation in the cohort was optic neuritis (ON) in 54% (bilateral (BON) 32%, unilateral (UON) 22%), followed by acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) (20%), which occurred exclusively in children...
February 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
Jan Jiskra
Graves orbitopathy (GO) occurs in 25-50 % cases of Graves disease. Only in 5 % of patients the eye threatening GO is present. About 5-10 % and 10 % cases are present in euthyroid and hypothyroid patients respectively. All patients with GO should be assessed for activity (clinical activity score - CAS) and severity of the disease. Basic preconditions of the treatment are maintenance of euthyroidism, an effort to stop smoking, and referring of patients with moderate to severe and sight threatening GO to specialized thyroid eye centers...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Soheil Tavakolpour
Systemic administration of corticosteroid (CS) remains the standard gold treatment for pemphigus. However, because of several long-term adverse effects, steroid-sparing agents are usually prescribed in combination with CSs. Despite the high number of available studies, the choice of best drugs to treat pemphigus remains controversial. Therapeutic approaches for pemphigus can be divided into traditional treatment and emerging ones. Personalized medicine, which aims to increase the efficacy as well as reduce adverse effects of treatments, could be considered as the future option...
December 2017: International Immunopharmacology
Margherita Nosadini, Stefano Sartori, Suvasini Sharma, Russell C Dale
Beyond the major advances produced by careful clinical-radiological phenotyping and biomarker development in autoimmune central nervous system disorders, a comprehensive knowledge of the range of available immune therapies and a deeper understanding of their action should benefit therapeutic decision-making. This review discusses the agents used in neuroimmunology and their mechanisms of action. First-line treatments typically include corticosteroids, intravenous immunoglobulin, and plasmapheresis, while for severe disease second-line "induction" agents such as rituximab or cyclophosphamide are used...
August 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology
Jia Fu, Zichen Wang, Kyung Lee, Chengguo Wei, Zhengzhao Liu, Mingchao Zhang, Minlin Zhou, Minchao Cai, Weijia Zhang, Peter Y Chuang, Avi Ma'ayan, John Cijiang He, Zhihong Liu
A recent clinical study showed that combination therapy consisting of mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus and steroids was shown to be more effective in achieving complete remission in patients with severe forms of lupus nephritis than conventional therapy consisting of intravenous cyclophosphamide and steroids. To explore the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms of increased efficacy of the combination therapy regimen, we employed a mouse model of lupus nephritis, MRL/lpr mice, and treated them with monotherapies of prednisone, mycophenolate mofetil, or tacrolimus, or with their combination...
November 1, 2017: Kidney International
Jessica K Gordon, Viktor Martyanov, Jennifer M Franks, Elana J Bernstein, Jackie Szymonifka, Cynthia Magro, Horatio F Wildman, Tammara A Wood, Michael L Whitfield, Robert F Spiera
OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and efficacy of treatment with belimumab in patients with early diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc) treated with background mycophenolate mofetil (MMF). METHODS: In this 52-week, investigator-initiated, single-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled, pilot study, 20 patients recently started on MMF were randomized 1:1 to additionally receive belimumab 10 mg/kg intravenously or placebo. We assessed safety, efficacy and differential gene expression (NCT01670565)...
October 26, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
Shaojun Li, Haiping Yang, Pengfei Guo, Xiaoxiao Ao, Junli Wan, Qiu Li, Liping Tan
BACKGROUND: Conventional meta-analyses and randomized controlled trials have shown inconsistent results regarding the efficacy of immunosuppressants for pediatric steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS). OBJECTIVE: To conduct a network meta-analysis aimed at evaluating the efficacy and safety of available immunosuppressive agents in pediatric patients with SRNS. STUDY METHODS: MEDLINE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and EMBASE were searched on January 2017...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
Mathilde Ruggiu, Wendy Cuccuini, Karima Mokhtari, Véronique Meignin, Régis Peffault de Latour, Marie Robin, Flore Sicre de Fontbrune, Aliénor Xhaard, Gérard Socié, David Michonneau
RATIONALE: Central nervous system (CNS) involvement of graft versus host disease (GvHD) is a rare cause of CNS disorders after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Chronic CNS GvHD symptoms are heterogeneous and include cerebrovascular manifestations, demyelinating disease and immune-mediated encephalitis. CNS-Acute GvHD is not formally defined in literature. PATIENTS CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: We report 7 cases of CNS-GvHD among which two had histological-proven disease...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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