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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933173/-cytomegalovirus-and-polyomavirus-infection-after-renal-transplantation
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Jana Machová, Tomáš Reischig
Viral infections are among the most common infectious complications affecting transplant recipients. Due to immunosuppressive therapy predominantly affecting cellular immunity and thus successfully reducing the incidence of acute rejection, there is a higher incidence of viral infections. Herpesviruses and polyomaviruses are ubiquitous pathogens which have the ability to persist in a state of latent infection. In addition to post-transplant reactivation, donor-induced primoinfection can also occur, leading to increased morbidity and contributing to decreased survival of patients...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932575/pediatric-lung-transplantation
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REVIEW
Christian Benden
Pediatric lung transplantation has been undertaken since the 1980s, and it is today considered an accepted therapy option in carefully selected children with end-stage pulmonary diseases, providing carefully selected children a net survival benefit and improved health-related quality of life. Nowadays, >100 pediatric lung transplants are done worldwide every year. Here, specific pediatric aspects of lung transplantation are reviewed such as the surgical challenge, effects of immunosuppression on the developing pediatric immune system, and typical infections of childhood, as it is vital to comprehend that children undergoing lung transplants present a real challenge as children are not 'just small adults'...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932227/targeted-delivery-of-neutralizing-anti-c5-antibody-to-renal-endothelium-prevents-complement-dependent-tissue-damage
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Paolo Durigutto, Daniele Sblattero, Stefania Biffi, Luca De Maso, Chiara Garrovo, Gabriele Baj, Federico Colombo, Fabio Fischetti, Antonio F Di Naro, Francesco Tedesco, Paolo Macor
Complement activation is largely implicated in the pathogenesis of several clinical conditions and its therapeutic neutralization has proven effective in preventing tissue and organ damage. A problem that still needs to be solved in the therapeutic control of complement-mediated diseases is how to avoid side effects associated with chronic neutralization of the complement system, in particular, the increased risk of infections. We addressed this issue developing a strategy based on the preferential delivery of a C5 complement inhibitor to the organ involved in the pathologic process...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926523/familial-mediterranean-fever-is-associated-with-increased-mortality-after-kidney-transplantation-a-19-years-single-center-experience
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Hefziba Green, Shelly Lichtenberg, Ruth Rahamimov, Avi Livneh, Avry Chagnac, Eytan Mor, Benaya Rozen-Zvi
BACKGROUND: Current data regarding the outcome of kidney transplantation in patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) who reach end-stage renal disease (ESRD) due to reactive amyloidosis A (AA) are scarce and inconclusive. METHODS: The outcomes of 20 patients with FMF and biopsy-proven AA amyloidosis that were transplanted between 1995 and 2014 were compared with 82 control patients (32 with diabetes mellitus and 50 with nondiabetic kidney disease). Major outcome data included overall patient and graft survivals...
October 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924461/do-the-benefits-of-transplant-tourism-amongst-nigerian-patients-outweigh-the-risks-a-single-center-experience
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C O Amira, B T Bello
BACKGROUND: Transplant tourism (TT) is the term used to describe travel outside one's country of abode for the sole purpose of obtaining organ transplantation services. OBJECTIVE: This study describes the characteristics and outcomes of kidney transplant tourists who were followed up in our institution. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on patients who underwent kidney transplantation outside the country and were followed up in our institution from 2007 to 2015...
2017: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923625/genitourinary-malignancies-in-transplant-or-dialysis-patients-the-frequency-of-two-newly-described-2016-world-health-organization-histopathologic-types
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A Billis, L L L Freitas, L B E Costa, I S Barreto, M A Asato, K S Araujo, D M Losada, A P Herculiani, G V B S Tabosa, B C Zaidan, G L P Oliveira, L Q A Bastos, R M Rocha
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to revise the histopathologic types of neoplasias in the genitourinary tract and determine the frequency of 2 new entities included in the 2016 book of World Health Organization classification of renal tumors. It is not established so far whether these 2 recently described tumors are the most frequent in association with end-stage kidney disease. METHODS: In a retrospective analysis, we revised the histopathologic type of 37 genitourinary tumors from 21 patients in dialysis and/or submitted to renal transplantation from 2003 to 2016 aiming to find the frequency of acquired cystic disease-associated renal cell carcinoma and clear cell papillary (tubulopapillary) renal cell carcinoma...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921746/identification-of-occult-active-infection-using-pet-ct-in-a-combined-liver-kidney-transplant-candidate
#7
Julien Al Shakarchi, Desley Neil, Graham Lipkin, Ahmed Elsharkawy, Nicholas Inston
This case describes a patient being considered for combined liver-kidney transplantation for Caroli's disease with a failed renal transplant. A chronic septic focus could not be located with standard imaging techniques, such as ultrasonography and computed tomography. This case report highlights the observation that a retained non-functioning transplant can be the cause of fever of unknown origin and PET-CT can be useful in diagnosing these challenging cases. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved...
September 16, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915452/bk-virus-replication-in-renal-transplant-recipients-analysis-of-potential-risk-factors-may-contribute-in-reactivation
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Mohammad Shenagari, Ali Monfared, Hadise Eghtedari, Aydin Pourkazemi, Tolou Hasandokht, Masoud Khosravi, Babak Asharfkhani
BACKGROUND: Considering the increasing problem of BK virus infection during post renal transplant surveillance, it is necessary to distinguish the main risk factors leading to reactivation of latent BK virus. Up to now, some probable risk factors have been investigated in some studies, but the results have been confusing and contradictory. OBJECTIVES: The goal of the present study was to determine the frequency and potential risk factors that may play a role in BK polyomavirus reactivation and nephropathy...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912780/inflammatory-markers-for-arterial-stiffness-in-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Ioana Mozos, Clemens Malainer, Jarosław Horbańczuk, Cristina Gug, Dana Stoian, Constantin Tudor Luca, Atanas G Atanasov
Arterial stiffness predicts an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Inflammation plays a major role in large arteries stiffening, related to atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, endothelial dysfunction, smooth muscle cell migration, vascular calcification, increased activity of metalloproteinases, extracellular matrix degradation, oxidative stress, elastolysis, and degradation of collagen. The present paper reviews main mechanisms explaining the crosstalk between inflammation and arterial stiffness and the most common inflammatory markers associated with increased arterial stiffness, considering the most recent clinical and experimental studies...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912187/pediatric-cardiomyopathies
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REVIEW
Teresa M Lee, Daphne T Hsu, Paul Kantor, Jeffrey A Towbin, Stephanie M Ware, Steven D Colan, Wendy K Chung, John L Jefferies, Joseph W Rossano, Chesney D Castleberry, Linda J Addonizio, Ashwin K Lal, Jacqueline M Lamour, Erin M Miller, Philip T Thrush, Jason D Czachor, Hiedy Razoky, Ashley Hill, Steven E Lipshultz
Pediatric cardiomyopathies are rare diseases with an annual incidence of 1.1 to 1.5 per 100 000. Dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathies are the most common; restrictive, noncompaction, and mixed cardiomyopathies occur infrequently; and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy is rare. Pediatric cardiomyopathies can result from coronary artery abnormalities, tachyarrhythmias, exposure to infection or toxins, or secondary to other underlying disorders. Increasingly, the importance of genetic mutations in the pathogenesis of isolated or syndromic pediatric cardiomyopathies is becoming apparent...
September 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912105/high-bmi-and-male-sex-as-risk-factor-for-increased-short-term-renal-impairment-in-living-kidney-donors-retrospective-analysis-of-289-consecutive-cases
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Lukas W Unger, Joy Feka, Philipp Sabler, Susanne Rasoul-Rockenschaub, Georg Györi, Michael Hofmann, Christoph Schwarz, Thomas Soliman, Georg Böhmig, Alexander Kainz, Andreas Salat, Gabriela A Berlakovich
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation represents the treatment of choice for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). However, nephrectomy bears certain short- as well as long-term risks for the healthy, voluntary donor. As obesity is increasing and is a known risk factor for surgical complications, we wanted to assess the impact of BMI on perioperative complication rates and renal function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively assessed patients undergoing living donor kidney nephrectomy at our institution...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905454/management-considerations-in-the-failing-renal-allograft
#12
REVIEW
Tom Lea-Henry, Bobby Chacko
Patients with a failed or failing renal transplant are increasing in number. Graft failure resulting in dialysis re-initiation is not uncommon, yet there are limited data to guide management of these patients. Physician practices vary regarding timing of dialysis initiation and the timing and extent of immunosuppression withdrawal. The risks of immunosuppression withdrawal need to be carefully balanced against the benefits of continuing low-dose therapy. The latter helps minimise the risk of sensitisation and has been proposed to possibly slow the loss of residual renal function; however, the use of common immunosuppressive agents may contribute to cardiovascular disease, malignancy, and infection, the major causes of death following the loss of a renal transplant...
September 14, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904437/cryptococcal-infection-in-transplant-kidney-manifesting-as-chronic-allograft-dysfunction
#13
C Agrawal, V Sood, A Kumar, V Raghavan
Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) are a significant cause of morbidity in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. Common causes among them are Aspergillus, Candida, and Cryptococcus. Antifungal prophylaxis has led to decrease in overall incidence of IFI; however, there is very little decline in the incidence of Cryptococcal infections of SOT recipients because effective prophylaxis is not available against this infectious agent. Spectrum of manifestation of Cryptococcal infection varies in immunocompetent and immunocompromised host with subclinical and self-limiting with lungs being the primary site in immunocompetent and central nervous system as the most common site in an immunocompromised host...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904433/risk-factors-for-urinary-tract-infections-in-renal-allograft-recipients-experience-of-a-tertiary-care-center-in-hyderabad-south-india
#14
M V N L R Mohan, M Neeraja, S Sudhaharan, S B Raju, T Gangadhar, V Lakshmi
Renal transplantation is an effective and commonly performed procedure for end-stage renal disease. Urinary tract infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in renal transplant patients. As data on postrenal transplant urinary tract infections from the Indian subcontinent are limited, the present study was conducted to estimate the burden of urinary tract infections in this vulnerable group of patients. This was a prospective study on patients undergoing renal transplantation in 2014 at our tertiary hospital in South India with a follow-up of 2 years to evaluate the risk factors for urinary tract infections...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904428/collapsing-glomerulopathy-a-troublemaker-for-the-renal-allograft-lessons-learnt
#15
K V Kanodia, A V Vanikar, L K Nigam, R D Patel, K S Suthar, H V Patel, H L Trivedi
Collapsing glomerulopathy (CG) is a well-recognized distinct morphological pattern of proliferative parenchymal injury leading to rapid graft failure. We conducted a single-center retrospective study to evaluate the prevalence, clinicopathological features, and prognosis of CG in renal transplant recepient. We analyzed 2518 renal allograft biopsies performed from 2007 to 2015 and correlated their clinicopathological features. The prevalence of CG was 0.83% (21 out of 2518) of allograft biopsies with a higher prevalence of 1...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895794/effect-of-a-short-course-treatment-with-synbiotics-on-plasma-p-cresol-concentration-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Bruna Guida, Mauro Cataldi, Andrea Memoli, Rossella Trio, Martina di Maro, Lucia Grumetto, Ivana Capuano, Stefano Federico, Antonio Pisani, Massimo Sabbatini
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated whether a short-term course with synbiotics may lower plasma p-Cresol concentrations in kidney transplant patients (KTRs) who accumulate this uremic toxin both because of increased production by their dysbiotic gut microbiome and because of reduced elimination by the transplanted kidneys. METHODS: Thirty-six KTRs (29 males, mean age 49.6 ± 9.1 years) with transplant vintage > 12 months, stable graft function, and no episode of acute rejection or infection in the last 3 months were enrolled in this single-center, parallel-group, double-blinded, randomized (2:1 synbiotic to placebo) study...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892898/atypical-presentation-of-isolated-cerebral-aspergillosis-in-a-renal-allograft-recipient
#17
Minaxi H Patel, Aruna V Vanikar, Himanshu V Patel, Rashmi D Patel
The immunosuppressive state in organ transplantation leads to infectious complications responsible for high mortality rate. Fungal infections account for 5% of all infections in Renal Transplantation (RT) recipients. Aspergillus species are filamentous fungi frequently causing fungal infections in RT recipients. Lungs and paranasal sinuses are the usual portal of entry from where it disseminates to other organs. Here, we are reporting a case of 14-year-old boy with RT from mother's kidney, who had atypical presentation of isolated cerebral aspergillosis at 19 months post-transplant without identified portal of entry...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884961/bartonellosis-in-chronic-kidney-disease-an-unrecognized-and-unsuspected-diagnosis
#18
REVIEW
Fateme Shamekhi Amiri
Systemic cat scratch disease or bartonellosis is a clinical entity caused by Bartonella henselae, which manifests with necrotizing granulomas in visceral organs. The cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, is the vector responsible for horizontal transmission of the disease from cat to cat, and its bite can also infect humans. In immunocompromised patients including chronic kidney disease and renal transplant recipients, it can cause persistent and disseminated cat scratch disease. The aim of this paper is to perform a systematic review of the studies that have addressed the diagnostic methods of cat scratch disease in chronic kidney disease and renal transplant recipients...
September 8, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877127/renal-transplant-recipients-the-factors-related-to-immunosuppressive-medication-adherence-based-on-the-health-belief-model
#19
Pen-Chen Kung, Mei Chang Yeh, Ming-Kuen Lai, Hsueh-Erh Liu
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplant failures are caused primarily by lack of adherence to immunosuppressive medication regimens by patients after transplantation. A number of studies have indicated that health-related beliefs are an effective predictor of health-related behavior. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to understand the influence of the personal characteristics and health-related beliefs of patients on adherence to treatment with immunosuppressive medication based on the Health Belief Model...
October 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876458/seroprevalence-of-human-herpesvirus-8-and-its-impact-on-the-hemoglobin-level-in-patients-of-end-stage-of-renal-diseases
#20
Qiwen Fang, Xiaoyi Wang, Zhenqiu Liu, Ming Zhu, Min Ding, Veenu Minhas, Charles Wood, Tiejun Zhang
The incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is increasing among renal transplant recipients. Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are immunocompromised and are candidates for renal transplantation, but HHV8 seroprevalence in ESRD patients has not been well documented. A cross-sectional study of 286 ESRD patients and 281 matched subjects without kidney disease was conducted at the First People's Hospital of Huzhou, Zhejiang province to explore the epidemiologic features of HHV8 among ESRD patients in China...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
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