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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921781/valganciclovir-vgcv-followed-by-cytomegalovirus-cmv-hyperimmune-globulin-compared-to-vgcv-for-200-days-in-abdominal-organ-transplant-recipients-at-high-risk-for-cmv-infection-a-prospective-randomized-pilot-study
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James N Fleming, David J Taber, Nicole A Weimert, Satish Nadig, John W McGillicuddy, Charles F Bratton, Prabhakar K Baliga, Kenneth D Chavin
BACKGROUND: With the advent of effective antivirals against cytomegalovirus (CMV), use of CMV hyperimmune globulin has decreased. Although antiviral prophylaxis in patients at high risk for CMV is effective, many patients still have late infection, never developing antibodies sufficient to achieve immunity. Utilizing a combination of antiviral and CMV immunoglobulin G may allow patients to achieve immunity and decrease late CMV infections. METHODS: This was a prospective randomized, open-label, pilot study comparing valganciclovir (VGCV) prophylaxis for 200 days vs VGCV for 100 days followed by CMV HIG in abdominal transplant recipients at high risk for CMV...
September 16, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916001/giardia-and-cryptosporidium-infections-in-neonatal-reindeer-calves-relation-to-the-acute-phase-response
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Tarmo Niine, Kristel Peetsalu, Mauri Nieminen, Antti Oksanen, Timo Soveri, Toomas Orro
This longitudinal observational study was conducted to investigate the spontaneous effect of Giardia and Cryptosporidium infections on acute phase response (APR) in reindeer calves (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) in Finnish Lapland. Serum (n=609) and faecal samples (n=366) were collected from 54 reindeer calves aged zero to 33days. The samples were analysed for Giardia, Cryptosporidium, acute phase proteins (APP) and γ-globulins. Linear regression models were used to investigate associations of early Giardia infection (before 12days of life) with the response of APPs and acquiring of passive immunity...
October 2017: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910270/updated-dosing-instructions-for-immune-globulin-human-gamastan-s-d-for-hepatitis-a-virus-prophylaxis
#3
Noele P Nelson
GamaSTAN S/D (Grifols Therapeutics, Inc., Research Triangle Park, North Carolina) is a sterile, preservative-free solution of immune globulin (IG) for intramuscular administration and is used for prophylaxis against disease caused by infection with hepatitis A, measles, varicella, and rubella viruses (1). GamaSTAN S/D is the only IG product approved by the Food and Drug Administration for hepatitis A virus (HAV) prophylaxis. In July 2017, GamaSTAN S/D prescribing information was updated with changes to the dosing instructions for hepatitis A preexposure and postexposure prophylaxis indications...
September 15, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899348/cesarean-section-to-prevent-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hepatitis-b-virus-in-china-a-meta-analysis
#4
Mei Yang, Qin Qin, Qiong Fang, Lixin Jiang, Shaofa Nie
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is predominantly transmitted through mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). To date, it remains unclear whether the method of parturition affects MTCT of HBV. In order to clarify whether cesarean section, when compared with vaginal delivery, could reduce the risk of MTCT of HBV in China, we conducted this meta-analysis. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed of the PubMed (Medline), Embase, ISI Web of Science, China Biological Medicine Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, and VIP Database for Chinese Technical Periodicals databases for articles written in English or Chinese through July 2015...
September 12, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894619/immunological-reactivity-using-monoclonal-and-polyclonal-antibodies-of-autoimmune-thyroid-target-sites-with-dietary-proteins
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Datis Kharrazian, Martha Herbert, Aristo Vojdani
Many hypothyroid and autoimmune thyroid patients experience reactions with specific foods. Additionally, food interactions may play a role in a subset of individuals who have difficulty finding a suitable thyroid hormone dosage. Our study was designed to investigate the potential role of dietary protein immune reactivity with thyroid hormones and thyroid axis target sites. We identified immune reactivity between dietary proteins and target sites on the thyroid axis that includes thyroid hormones, thyroid receptors, enzymes, and transport proteins...
2017: Journal of Thyroid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892919/plasma-exchange-as-a-therapeutic-modality-in-a-rare-case-of-cryptogenic-new-onset-refractory-status-epilepticus-norse
#6
Manisha Shrivastava, Smita Chouhan, Seema Navaid
Refractory Status Epilepticus (RSE) not responding to any therapy and not associated with any aetiology has been termed as New Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus (NORSE). Guidelines for optimal management of cryptogenic NORSE are not clearly defined so far in the literature. Other than common medication, use of high-dose steroids, IV immune globulins and plasma exchanges in NORSE of unknown aetiology have been scarcely described. Immunomodulatory therapy like plasmapheresis is based on the fact that a pathological substance exists in the plasma that contributes to the disease process and its symptoms, which gets removed...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880197/short-course-of-postoperative-hepatitis-b-immunoglobulin-plus-antivirals-prevents-reinfection-of-liver-transplant-recipients
#7
Kavita Radhakrishnan, Aileen Chi, David J Quan, John P Roberts, Norah A Terrault
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) has been an integral component of prophylaxis against hepatitis B virus (HBV) recurrence in liver transplantation (LT) recipients, but HBIG is costly and inconvenient to administer, prompting consideration of alternative regimens. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort, we report on the success of antiviral therapy combined with a short course (in hospital only) HBIG in liver transplant recipients with HBV DNA less than 100 IU/mL pre-LT...
September 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878085/hcmv-particles-treated-with-specific-antibodies-induce-intrinsic-and-adaptive-but-not-innate-immune-responses
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Zeguang Wu, Ruifang Qin, Li Wang, Matteo Bosso, Myriam Scherer, Thomas Stamminger, Dominik Hotter, Thomas Mertens, Giada Frascaroli
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) persistently infects 40% to 100% of the human population worldwide. Experimental and clinical evidence indicates that humoral immunity to HCMV plays an important role in restricting virus dissemination and protecting the infected host from disease. Specific immunoglobulin preparations from pooled plasma of adults selected for high titers of HCMV antibodies, have been used for prevention of CMV disease in transplant recipients and pregnant women. Even though incubation of HCMV particles with these preparations leads to neutralization of the viral infectivity, it is still unclear whether the antibody-treated HCMV particles (here defined as HCMV-Ab) enter into the cells and modulate anti-viral immune responses...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874241/infant-botulism-in-denmark-from-1995-to-2015
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Bergitte Drivenes, Tyra Grove Krause, Mikael Andersson, Luise Müller, Kurt Fuursted, Tanja Pedersen, Anne Kirkeby Hansen, Malene Landbo Børresen
INTRODUCTION: Infant botulism is a rare, probably underdiagnosed, life-threatening disease caused by the toxin-producing bacterium Clostridium botulinum. METHODS: We investigated reported cases of infant botulism in Denmark from 1995 to 2015, and compared the incidence with that of other western countries. RESULTS: We found nine cases of infant botulism in Denmark from 1995 to 2015. The incidence of infant botulism in Denmark was similar to that seen in other western countries, but likely underestimated...
September 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870397/eradicating-hepatitis-b-virus-the-critical-role-of-preventing-perinatal-transmission
#10
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Cladd E Stevens, Pearl Toy, Saleem Kamili, Patricia E Taylor, Myron J Tong, Guo-Liang Xia, Girish N Vyas
Prevention of hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission from infected mothers to their newborns is critical to HBV control and eventual eradication. Mother-to-child perinatal transmission causes the highest chronic carrier rate (>85%) with a high rate of subsequent chronic liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma. This risk is reduced by 90% with HBV vaccine given along with hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) starting at birth. New analyses of our data from US trials of HBIG and HBV vaccine in high-risk infants revealed better efficacy with yeast-recombinant vaccine than plasma-derived vaccine, especially in preventing late onset infections, with evidence that vaccine prevented transmission of maternal HBV infection with the glycine to arginine mutation in surface antigen codon 145 (sG145R)...
September 1, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864138/comparison-of-different-rabbit-anti-thymocyte-globulin-formulations-in-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-systematic-literature-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Nico Gagelmann, Francis Ayuk, Christine Wolschke, Nicolaus Kröger
Since 2000, phase III randomized controlled trials (RCT) investigated the efficacy of rabbit anti-thymocyte globulins (ATG) in patients following allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). However, comparisons of different ATG formulations are lacking. Our aim was to synthesize all efficacy evidence, enabling a comparison of all available formulations of rabbit ATG in the allo-SCT setting. We performed a systematic literature review to identify all available phase III RCT evidence. We searched the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, MEDLINE In-Process and the website www...
August 29, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860001/immune-mediated-hematopoietic-failure-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-common-cause-of-late-graft-failure-in-patients-with-complete-donor-chimerism
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Kana Maruyama, Nobuyuki Aotsuka, Yoshihisa Kumano, Naoko Sato, Naomi Kawashima, Yoshiyuki Onda, Hiroyuki Maruyama, Takamasa Katagiri, Yoshitaka Zaimoku, Noriharu Nakagawa, Kazuyoshi Hosomichi, Seishi Ogawa, Shinji Nakao
Late graft failure (LGF) without evidence of residual recipient cells is a serious complication after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) and often requires stem cell infusion from the same donor when the patient fails to respond to conventional therapies. We screened the peripheral blood (PB) of 14 patients who developed donor-type LGF at 2-132 months after allo-SCT for the presence of the markers for immune-mediated bone marrow (BM) failure. Increased glycosylphosphatidyl inositol-anchored protein-deficient (GPI-AP(-)) leukocytes, which accounted for 0...
August 28, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851379/prognosis-and-treatment-of-folfox-therapy-related-interstitial-pneumonia-a-plea-for-multimodal-immune-modulating-therapy-in-the-respiratory-insufficient-patient
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Annick De Weerdt, Amélie Dendooven, Annemie Snoeckx, Jan Pen, Martin Lammens, Philippe G Jorens
BACKGROUND: The FOLFOX regimen, i.e., folinic acid (FOL), fluorouracil (F) and oxaliplatin (OX), is a drug cocktail that is used to treat gastric and colorectal cancers. Despite the concomitant improvements in response rate, duration of response and patient survival, reports of serious toxic pulmonary side effects have progressively emerged. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a patient who was treated with FOLFOX as an adjuvant to a rectosigmoidal resection of a rectosigmoidal carcinoma and who developed respiratory insufficiency requiring mechanical ventilation...
August 29, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833573/factors-associated-with-colostrum-quality-and-effects-on-serum-gamma-globulin-concentrations-of-calves-in-swiss-dairy-herds
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C Reschke, E Schelling, A Michel, F Remy-Wohlfender, M Meylan
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown a high prevalence of failure of passive transfer of immunity (FPT) in Swiss dairy calves. OBJECTIVES: To investigate risk factors associated with poor colostrum quality and FPT on Swiss dairy farms. ANIMALS: Colostrum and serum samples from 373 dam-calf pairs at 141 farms. METHODS: The gamma globulin (Gg) concentrations of the dams' colostrum and the calves' serum samples were determined by electrophoresis...
September 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830712/effects-of-nanostructured-zeolite-and-aflatoxin-b1-in-growth-performance-immune-parameters-and-pathological-conditions-of-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss
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S Alinezhad, M Faridi, B Falahatkar, R Nabizadeh, D Davoodi
The reduction of Aflatoxin B1 (AF) in juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) diet was analyzed after supplementing Nanostructured Zeolite (NZ) in a 56-day experiment. Two hundred and seventy juveniles with an average weight of 23 ± 3.7 g were placed in 6 different groups of C (control as a basal diet), NZ0.5 (basal diet + 0.5% NZ), NZ1 (basal diet + 1% NZ), AF5 (basal diet + 5 mg AFB1), AF5 NZ0.5 (basal diet + 5 mg AFB1 + 0.5% NZ), AF5 NZ1 (basal diet + 5 mg AFB1 + 1% NZ) with three replications and were fed four times a day based on their satiation...
August 19, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830711/changes-in-growth-blood-immune-parameters-and-expression-of-immune-related-genes-in-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-in-response-to-diet-supplemented-with-ducrosia-anethifolia-essential-oil
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Arya Vazirzadeh, Fatemeh Dehghan, Roya Kazemeini
An 8- week feeding trial was conducted to investigate the effects of Ducrosia anethifolia essential oil on growth, blood immune parameters and immune related genes expression in juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Fish were allocated into 4 groups and fed on diet containing different levels of essential oil (0, 0.001, 0.01 and 0.1%) to apparent satiation in 30 min 3 times daily. Growth and immunological parameters were measured every ten days and tissue samples were taken from kidney and spleen on days 10, 30 and 50 to study the expression of IL-1β and TNF-α...
August 19, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829241/construction-and-immunogenicity-analysis-of-whole-gene-mutation-dna-vaccine-of-aleutian-mink-virus-isolated-virulent-strain
#17
Dongxu Liu, Jianming Li, Kun Shi, Fanli Zeng, Ying Zong, Xue Leng, Huijun Lu, Rui Du
Aleutian mink disease (AD) is a chronic viral infection that causes autoimmune disorders in minks and presents a significant economic burden on mink farming. Despite the substantial challenges presented by AD, no effective vaccine is available and only partial protection has been achieved. We constructed a whole-gene nucleic acid vaccine from an isolated virulent Aleutian mink disease virus (ADV) strain (pcDNA3.1-ADV). Based on this whole-gene nucleic acid vaccine, we generated truncated mutant constructs by removing portions of the ADV VP2 gene using overlap extension polymerase chain reaction...
August 22, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826621/growth-blood-health-antioxidant-status-and-immune-response-in-juvenile-yellow-catfish-pelteobagrus-fulvidraco-exposed-to-%C3%AE-ethinylestradiol-ee2
#18
Yushi Chen, Ming Li, Lixia Yuan, Yuxin Xie, Bing Li, Wenbin Xu, Fanxing Meng, Rixin Wang
Triplicate groups of juvenile yellow catfish Pelteobagrus fulvidraco were exposed to three levels of α-ethinylestradiol (EE2) (0, 0.1 and 1 ng L(-1)) for 56 days. Fish survival rate (>93.33%) was not different among experimental groups. Weight gain and specific growth rate of fish exposed to EE2 were higher than those of control fish. Hepatosomatic index of fish exposed to 1 ng L(-1) EE2 was the highest. Serum total protein, albumin, globulin, alanine aminotransferase, aspartate transaminase, cholesterol and triglyceride increased with increasing EE2 exposure levels...
August 4, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802889/ameliorative-effect-of-propolis-supplementation-on-alleviating-bisphenol-a-toxicity-growth-performance-biochemical-variables-and-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-of-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus-l-fingerlings
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Heba S Hamed, Mohsen Abdel-Tawwab
Bisphenol-A (BPA) is one of the important pollutants in aquatic ecosystems and its detrimental effect on fish has a great concern. Propolis is a natural immune-stimulant that has various biological and pharmacological activities. Thus, its capability to alleviate the toxic effect of BPA on Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (L.) performance was assessed in a study based on a 2×2 factorial design with two levels of ethanolic extract of propolis (EEP) and two waterborne BPA concentrations in triplicates. Fish (33...
August 9, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797029/successful-use-of-equine-anti-thymocyte-globulin-atgam-for-fulminant-myocarditis-secondary-to-nivolumab-therapy
#20
Rebecca Y Tay, Elizabeth Blackley, Catriona McLean, Maggie Moore, Peter Bergin, Sanjeev Gill, Andrew Haydon
BACKGROUND: Immune-mediated myocarditis is an uncommon adverse effect of immune checkpoint inhibition and is associated with a high rate of mortality. METHODS: In this reported case, a 64-year-old woman with right temporo-parietal glioblastoma IDH-WT was treated with nivolumab, temozolomide and radiation therapy on a clinical trial. She developed malignant arrhythmias secondary to histologically confirmed severe immune-mediated myocarditis. She was treated with equine anti-thymocyte globulin (ATGAM) due to development of malignant arrhythmias refractory to high-dose corticosteroids...
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
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