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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432376/mdma-does-not-alter-responses-to-the-trier-social-stress-test-in-humans
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Anya K Bershad, Melissa A Miller, Harriet de Wit
RATIONALE: ±3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, "ecstasy") is a stimulant-psychedelic drug with unique social effects. It may dampen reactivity to negative social stimuli such as social threat and rejection. Perhaps because of these effects, MDMA has shown promise as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, the effect of single doses of MDMA on responses to an acute psychosocial stressor has not been tested. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we sought to test the effects of MDMA on responses to stress in healthy adults using a public speaking task...
April 21, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420067/kidney-transplantation-for-end-stage-renal-disease-in-lupus-nephritis-a-very-safe-procedure-a-single-latin-american-transplant-center-experience
#2
J Naranjo-Escobar, E Manzi, J G Posada, L Mesa, G J Echeverri, C Duran, J Schweneiberg, L A Caicedo, J I Villegas, G J Tobón
Background Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the most frequent complications of SLE and occurs in up to 50% of cases depending on the studied population. Of these, approximately 20% progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), with the treatment of choice being a kidney transplant. Objective The objective of this study was to describe the clinical outcome of patients transplanted due to LN, compared with patients transplanted for other causes, in a Latin American population from the Fundación Valle del Lili in Cali, Colombia...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418009/effect-of-umod-genotype-on-long-term-graft-survival-after-kidney-transplantation-in-patients-treated-with-cyclosporine-based-therapy
#3
E Abdel-Hady Algharably, J Beige, R Kreutz, J Bolbrinker
The genetic rs12917707-G>T variant in uromodulin (UMOD) has been associated with renal function, chronic kidney disease and hypertension with the minor T-allele showing a protective effect. Hypertension and nephrotoxicity are adverse effects of chronic cyclosporine treatment. We tested whether UMOD rs12917707-T in donor kidneys associates with long-term graft survival in 393 Caucasian patients with stable graft function for more than 10 weeks after kidney transplantation treated with a cyclosporine-based maintenance therapy (mean graft survival 9 years)...
April 18, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411361/liver-transplant-in-children-with-hepatoblastoma
#4
Mehmet Hanifi Okur, Yücel Yankol, Bayındır Cimşit, Nesimi Mecit, Gökhan Ertuğrul, Turan Kanmaz, Ceyhun Bozkurt, Koray Acarlı, Münci Kalayoğlu
OBJECTIVES: In this paper, the results of liver transplant due to hepatoblastoma in 10 pediatric patients at Istanbul Şişli Memorial Hospital Transplantation Center are presented. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated medical records of pediatric patients diagnosed with hepatoblastoma and who underwent liver transplant at our clinic between January 2009 and March 2014. We examined age, weight, chemotherapy regimen, graft type for liver transplant, duration of hospital stay, complications, follow-up duration, and survival information...
April 14, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408277/lung-transplantation-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-single-center-cohort-study
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Andreu Fernández-Codina, Cristina Berastegui, Iago Pinal-Fernández, María Guadalupe Silveira, Manuel López-Meseguer, Víctor Monforte, Alfredo Guillén-Del Castillo, Carmen Pilar Simeón-Aznar, Vicent Fonollosa-Plà, Joan Solé, Carlos Bravo-Masgoret, Antonio Román-Broto
OBJECTIVE: Lung transplantation (LT) has been proposed as a treatment for advanced Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) and/or Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) associated to Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) but few studies have been reported. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical features, complications and survival of a single-center cohort of patients with SSc that underwent LT and to compare their survival with a group of non-SSc transplanted patients. METHODS: Fifteen patients with SSc were transplanted between May 2005 and April 2015...
April 10, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401625/fatal-case-of-cutaneous-sparing-oro-laryngeal-zoster-in-a-renal-transplant-recipient
#6
Elie Helou, Matthew Grant, Marie Landry, Xinyu Wu, Jon S Morrow, Maricar F Malinis
Herpesvirus infections in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. We report a case of herpes zoster (HZ) in a kidney transplant recipient while receiving belatacept, a CTLA-4 inhibitor that prevents acute rejection. The patient presented with oropharyngolaryngeal mucosal lesions that subsequently disseminated resulting in pneumonitis and meningo-encephalitis. Very late-onset HZ can occur and can present atypically in SOT recipients. Delayed recognition and treatment may result in poor outcomes, as illustrated by this case...
April 12, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393401/the-potentiating-effect-of-htfpi-in-the-presence-of-hcd47-reduces-the-cytotoxicity-of-human-macrophages
#7
Sung Han Jung, Jeong Ho Hwang, Sang Eun Kim, Kim Young Kyu, Hyo Chang Park, Hoon Taek Lee
BACKGROUND: In pig-to-human xenotransplantation, hyperacute rejection of pig organs could be overcome by the production of α1,3-galactosyltransferase knockout pigs. However, macrophage-mediated acute rejection is another obstacle that needs to be overcome. Among the various candidate genes involved in acute rejection, CD47 inhibits monocyte/macrophage-mediated phagocytosis by identifying the CD47 signal regulatory protein alpha (SIRP-α) as self/non-self. Tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) is involved in the regulation of the coagulation pathway and is able to bind to another ligand of CD47, thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1)...
April 10, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386057/real-world-safety-and-efficacy-of-ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir-dasabuvir%C3%A2-ribavirin-obv-ptv-r-dsv%C3%A2-rbv-therapy-in-recurrent-hepatitis-c-virus-hcv-genotype-1-infection-post-liver-transplant-amber-cee-study
#8
Olga Tronina, Magdalena Durlik, Marta Wawrzynowicz-Syczewska, Arida Buivydiene, Krum Katzarov, Limas Kupcinskas, Ieva Tolmane, Ewa Karpińska, Arkadiusz Pisula, Kornelia Magdalena Karwowska, Beata Bolewska, Maciej Jabłkowski, Karolina Rostkowska, Jolita Jakutiene, Marieta Simonova, Robert Flisiak
BACKGROUND The introduction of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) has considerably improved therapeutic outcomes for patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. The AMBER-CEE study aimed to assess real-world efficacy and safety of ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir/+ dasabuvir ±ribavirin (OBV/PTV/r/ +DSV±RBV) in the treatment of post-transplant recurrence of HCV infection. MATERIAL AND METHODS Liver transplant recipients with recurrent HCV genotype 1 infection, scheduled for OBV/PTV/r/+DSV±RBV according to therapeutic guidelines, were eligible...
April 7, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372951/disturbances-in-iron-homeostasis-result-in-accelerated-rejection-after-experimental-heart-transplantation
#9
Thomas Resch, Muhammad Imtiaz Ashraf, Paul Viktor Ritschl, Susanne Ebner, Cornelia Fabritius, Andrea Brunner, Georg Schäfer, Heinz Regele, Julia Günther, Günter Weiss, Katja Kotsch
BACKGROUND: Clinical data suggest that iron disturbances deleteriously affect graft survival after heart transplantation (HTx), but immunological mechanisms underlying this phenomenon have not yet been elucidated. METHODS: To identify the mechanistic influence of iron in a murine model of HTx, fully allogeneic BALB/c donor organs were transplanted into iron-overloaded or iron-deficient C57BL/6 mice, and recipients were analyzed for functional and immunological parameters...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360016/fc%C3%AE-riib-expression-on-b-cells-is-associated-with-treatment-efficacy-for-acute-rejection-after-kidney-transplantation
#10
Juan Jin, Jianguang Gong, Bo Lin, Yiwen Li, Qiang He
BACKGROUND: Fcγ receptors (FcγR) play a role in the acute rejection (AR) of organ transplants. FcγRIIB is an inhibitory FcγR expressed on B cells. Intravenous IgG (IVIG) and CD28 monoclonal antibody (mAb) have been shown to have immunomodulatory properties against AR. AIM: To examine the association between FcγRIIB expression on B cell subpopulations and AR treatment efficacy. METHODS: Male F344 rats were used as kidney donors and Lewis rats as recipients to establish models of renal transplantation...
March 27, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352025/eculizumab-experience-in-an-adult-patient-with-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Funda Sari, Ayça Inci, Volkan Karakus, Banu Yilmaz, Metin Sarikaya, Refik Olmaz, Erdal Kurtoglu
Atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome is a disease characterized by nonimmune hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and renal failure. In this study, we present a case of a patient with atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome treated successfully with eculizumab. A 20-year-old female was admitted with clinical signs of atypical hemolytic syndrome. The laboratory findings were as follows: hemoglobin 9.2 g/dL, platelet count 18 × 103/μL, creatinine 4.69 mg/dL, schistocytes were in peripheral blood smear, lactate dehydrogenase 2080 U/L, and emergency plasmapheresis procedure with fresh frozen plasma were initiated...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340885/immunosuppression-for-kidney-transplantation-where-are-we-now-and-where-are-we-going
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REVIEW
Mary Ann Lim, Jatinder Kohli, Roy D Bloom
Advances in immunosuppression have propelled kidney transplantation from a scientific curiosity to the optimal treatment for patients with end stage kidney disease. Declining rates of acute rejection have led to improvements in short term kidney transplant survival, culminating in incrementally better long term patient and allograft outcomes. Contextualized around established immune-suppressing drug targets, this review summarizes the history of the clinical science and highlights the pivotal trials that have led to present-day treatment standards at the level of both individual agents and multidrug regimens for kidney recipients...
January 2017: Transplantation Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340814/evaluation-of-th17-and-th1-immune-response-profile-in-patients-after-renal-transplant
#13
A Erol, E Arpali, B Murat Yelken, B Kocak, Y K Calıskan, I Nane, A Turkmen, F Savran Oguz
BACKGROUND: Renal transplantation (RT) is the best treatment option for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) because it improves both quality of life and survival. However, allograft rejection remains the most important barrier to successful transplantation. Underlying immunologic mechanisms should be understood to develop appropriate treatment strategies. METHODS: In this prospective study, we followed renal transplant recipients for 6 months. The study population comprised 50 recipients of renal transplants, and these were divided into 2 groups: 44 patients with stable graft function (SGF) and 6 patients with rejection (RX)...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339660/eculizumab-in-secondary-atypical-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome
#14
Teresa Cavero, Cristina Rabasco, Antía López, Elena Román, Ana Ávila, Ángel Sevillano, Ana Huerta, Jorge Rojas-Rivera, Carolina Fuentes, Miquel Blasco, Ana Jarque, Alba García, Santiago Mendizabal, Eva Gavela, Manuel Macía, Luis F Quintana, Ana María Romera, Josefa Borrego, Emi Arjona, Mario Espinosa, José Portolés, Carolina Gracia-Iguacel, Emilio González-Parra, Pedro Aljama, Enrique Morales, Mercedes Cao, Santiago Rodríguez de Córdoba, Manuel Praga
Background.: Complement dysregulation occurs in thrombotic microangiopathies (TMAs) other than primary atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS). A few of these patients have been reported previously to be successfully treated with eculizumab. Methods.: We identified 29 patients with so-called secondary aHUS who had received eculizumab at 11 Spanish nephrology centres. Primary outcome was TMA resolution, defined by a normalization of platelet count (>150 × 10 9 /L) and haemoglobin, disappearance of all the markers of microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia (MAHA), and improvement of renal function, with a ≥25% reduction of serum creatinine from the onset of eculizumab administration...
March 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337883/evaluation-of-tolerance-and-safety-of-conversion-from-mycophenolate-mofetil-to-enteric-coated-mycophenolic-acid-in-renal-transplant-recipients
#15
L W Qiao, Q S Qu, X Jiang
This study was designed to evaluate the curative effect of conversion from mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) to enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium tablets (EC-MPS) and its safety. One hundred and twenty renal transplant recipients who developed MMF-associated chronic diarrhea were selected as research subjects and treated with EC-MPS. The patients were followed up for 12 months to compare the improvement of gastrointestinal symptoms and the indexes such as carbon dioxide combining power (CO2CP), serum sodium, serum potassium, serum creatinine (Scr) and 24-h urine protein before and after conversion treatment...
January 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329348/outcome-and-treatment-of-nocardiosis-after-solid-organ-transplantation-new-insights-from-a-european-study
#16
David Lebeaux, Romain Freund, Christian van Delden, Hélène Guillot, Sierk D Marbus, Marie Matignon, Eric Van Wijngaerden, Benoit Douvry, Julien De Greef, Fanny Vuotto, Leïla Tricot, Mario Fernández-Ruiz, Jacques Dantal, Cédric Hirzel, Jean-Philippe Jais, Veronica Rodriguez-Nava, Frédérique Jacobs, Olivier Lortholary, Julien Coussement
Background: Solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients are at risk of nocardiosis, a rare opportunistic bacterial infection, but prognosis and outcome of these patients are poorly defined. Our objectives were to identify factors associated with one-year mortality after nocardiosis and describe the outcome of patients receiving short-course antibiotics (≤120 days). Methods: We analyzed data from a multicenter European case-control study that included 117 SOT recipients with nocardiosis diagnosed between 2000 and 2014...
February 4, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328655/vascularized-composite-allotransplantation-an-emerging-concept-for-burn-reconstruction
#17
Zhi Yang Ng, Alexandre G Lellouch, Tessa Drijkoningen, Irene A Chang, David H Sachs, Curtis L Cetrulo
Vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) has demonstrated utility in the reconstruction of extensive soft-tissue defects following severe burns. However, pre-VCA events such as multiple transfusions, previous transplantation and pregnancies, the use of skin allografts, and mechanical support devices may result in sensitization and ultimately exclude a burn patient, who may benefit most through VCA, from a hand or face transplant. The authors sought to identify the immunologic challenges involved. All reported VCA cases up to July 2016 were reviewed...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316834/the-cecari-study-everolimus-certican%C3%A2-initiation-and-calcineurin-inhibitor-withdrawal-in-maintenance-heart-transplant-recipients-with-renal-insufficiency-a-multicenter-randomized-trial
#18
Jan Van Keer, David Derthoo, Olivier Van Caenegem, Michel De Pauw, Eric Nellessen, Nathalie Duerinckx, Walter Droogne, Gábor Vörös, Bart Meyns, Ann Belmans, Stefan Janssens, Johan Van Cleemput, Johan Vanhaecke
In this 3-year, open-label, multicenter study, 57 maintenance heart transplant recipients (>1 year after transplant) with renal insufficiency (eGFR 30-60 mL/min/1.73 m(2)) were randomized to start everolimus with CNI withdrawal (N = 29) or continue their current CNI-based immunosuppression (N = 28). The primary endpoint, change in measured glomerular filtration rate (mGFR) from baseline to year 3, did not differ significantly between both groups (+7.0 mL/min in the everolimus group versus +1.9 mL/min in the CNI group, p = 0...
2017: Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316087/influence-of-abcc2-cyp2c8-and-cyp2j2-polymorphisms-on-tacrolimus-and-mycophenolate-sodium-based-treatment-in-brazilian-kidney-transplant-recipients
#19
Fabiana D V Genvigir, Alvaro M Nishikawa, Claudia R Felipe, Helio Tedesco-Silva, Nagilla Oliveira, Antony B C Salazar, Jose O Medina-Pestana, Sonia Q Doi, Mario H Hirata, Rosario D C Hirata
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes encoding metabolizing enzymes (CYP2C8, CYP2J2, and UGT2B7) and transporters (ABCC2 and ABCG2) on dose and/or dose-adjusted trough blood concentrations (C/D ratio), clinical outcomes, and occurrence of adverse events of tacrolimus and mycophenolate sodium in Brazilian kidney transplant recipients. DESIGN: Pharmacogenetic analysis of patients enrolled in a previously published study...
March 17, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306670/innovations-in-cardiac-transplantation
#20
Reema Hasan, Ashraf Abou El Ela, Daniel Goldstein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As the number of people living with heart failure continues to grow, future treatments will focus on efficient donor organ donation and ensuring safe and durable outcomes. This review will focus on organ procurement, graft surveillance and emerging therapies. RECENT FINDINGS: Preliminary studies into donation after cardiac death have indicated that this may be an effective means to increase the donor pool. Novel preservation techniques that include ex-vivo perfusion to improve donor metabolic stabilization prior to implantation may also expand the donor pool...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
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