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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096093/lymphangiogenesis-is-a-feature-of-acute-gvhd-and-vegfr-3-inhibition-protects-against-experimental-gvhd
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Sarah Mertlitz, Yu Shi, Martina Kalupa, Carsten Grötzinger, Jörg Mengwasser, Katarina Riesner, Steffen Cordes, Sefer Elezkurtaj, Olaf Penack
Lymph vessels play a crucial role for immune reactions in health and disease. In oncology the inhibition of lymphangiogenesis is an established therapeutic concept to reduce metastatic spreading of tumor cells. During allogeneic tissue transplantation the inhibition of lymphangiogenesis has been successfully used to attenuate graft rejection. Despite its critical importance for tumor growth, allo-immune responses and inflammation, the role of lymphangiogenesis has not been investigated during allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT)...
January 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088952/-comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-between-antithymocyte-globulin-and-basiliximab-in-renal-transplantation-from-donation-after-citizen-death-a-matched-pair-study
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K L Lin, L Zhu, C Fu, Z B Lin, G Chen
Objective: To compare the safety and effectiveness between antithymocyte globulin (ATG) and basiliximab in deceased donor renal transplantation within matched groups where paired recipients received graft donations from same donors. Methods: A total of 124 cases of deceased donor kidney transplantation performed at Wuhan Tongji Hospital from January 2013 to November 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Based upon their induction therapies, the recipients receiving graft donations from same donors were divided into two groups, namely ATG group (n=62) and basiliximab group (n=62)...
January 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088951/-noninvasive-diagnostic-and-predictive-value-in-renal-transplant-recipients-with-acute-rejection-by-measurement-of-urine-fractalkine
#3
D J Chen, W H Peng, H Jiang, H F Huang, J Y Wu, H P Wang, J H Chen
Objective: To investigate the relationship between early-stage renal acute rejection(AR) and the level of Fractalkine in urine, explore the diagnostic and noninvasive monitoring value in early stage after transplantation by measurement of urine Fractalkine. Methods: Urine samples were examined from renal transplant patients between January 2006 and October 2009. A total of 155 patients were enrolled, including 49 with biopsy-proved AR, 58 patients with stable renal function and no abnormal histological findings, 10 patients with subclinical rejection in protocol biopsy, 9 patients with biopsy-proven acute tubular necrosis and 29 patients with biopsy-proven chronic allograft nephropathy...
January 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076863/adverse-renal-effects-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-a-narrative-review
#4
Rimda Wanchoo, Sabine Karam, Nupur N Uppal, Valerie S Barta, Gilbert Deray, Craig Devoe, Vincent Launay-Vacher, Kenar D Jhaveri
BACKGROUND: Cancer immunotherapy, such as anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) and anti-programmed death 1 (PD-1), has revolutionized the treatment of malignancies by engaging the patient's own immune system against the tumor rather than targeting the cancer directly. These therapies have demonstrated a significant benefit in the treatment of melanomas and other cancers. SUMMARY: In order to provide an extensive overview of the renal toxicities induced by these agents, a Medline search was conducted of published literature related to ipilimumab-, pembrolizumab-, and nivolumab-induced kidney toxicity...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076340/telomere-length-assessment-for-prediction-of-organ-transplantation-outcome-future-or-failure-a-review-of-the-literature
#5
Karolina Kłoda, Leszek Domański, Artur Mierzecki
Telomeres are located at each end of eukaryotic chromosomes. Their functional role is genomic stability maintenance. The protective role of telomeres depends on various factors, including number of nucleotides repeats, telomere-binding proteins, and telomerase activity. Organ transplantation is the preferred replacement therapy in the case of chronic kidney disease and the only possibility of sustaining recipients' life in the case of advanced liver failure. While the prevalence of acute rejection is constantly decreasing, prevention of transplanted organ long-term function loss is still challenging...
January 11, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073178/polyclonal-and-monoclonal-antibodies-for-induction-therapy-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#6
REVIEW
Penny Hill, Nicholas B Cross, A Nicholas R Barnett, Suetonia C Palmer, Angela C Webster
BACKGROUND: Prolonging kidney transplant survival is an important clinical priority. Induction immunosuppression with antibody therapy is recommended at transplantation and non-depleting interleukin-2 receptor monoclonal antibodies (IL2Ra) are considered first line. It is suggested that recipients at high risk of rejection should receive lymphocyte-depleting antibodies but the relative benefits and harms of the available agents are uncertain. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to: evaluate the relative and absolute effects of different antibody preparations (except IL2Ra) when used as induction therapy in kidney transplant recipients; determine how the benefits and adverse events vary for each antibody preparation; determine how the benefits and harms vary for different formulations of antibody preparation; and determine whether the benefits and harms vary in specific subgroups of recipients (e...
January 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060446/successful-treatment-of-donor-derived-hepatitis-c-viral-infection-in-three-transplant-recipients-from-a-donor-at-increased-risk-for-bloodborne-pathogens
#7
Ashesh P Shah, Andrew Cameron, Pooja Singh, Adam M Frank, Jonathan M Fenkel
We report here the successful treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmitted from a nucleic acid testing (NAT)-negative donor to 3 HCV-negative recipients - 2 renal transplants and 1 liver. Both renal recipients underwent standard deceased-donor renal transplantation with immediate graft function. The liver recipient underwent standard orthotopic liver transplantation and recovered uneventfully. The donor was a 39-year-old woman with a terminal serum creatinine of 0.7 mg/dL. She was high risk for bloodborne pathogens, based upon a history of sexual contact with an HCV-infected male partner...
January 6, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058223/acute-antibody-mediated-rejection-after-intestinal-transplantation
#8
Guo-Sheng Wu, Ruy J Cruz, Jun-Chao Cai
AIM: To investigate the incidence, risk factors and clinical outcomes of acute antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) after intestinal transplantation (ITx). METHODS: A retrospective single-center analysis was performed to identify cases of acute ABMR after ITx, based on the presence of donor-specific antibody (DSA), acute tissue damage, C4d deposition, and allograft dysfunction. RESULTS: Acute ABMR was identified in 18 (10.3%) out of 175 intestinal allografts with an average occurrence of 10 d (range, 4-162) after ITx...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058220/tacrolimus-confers-lower-acute-rejection-rates-and-better-renal-allograft-survival-compared-to-cyclosporine
#9
Mahmoud Kamel, Manish Kadian, Titte Srinivas, David Taber, Maria Aurora Posadas Salas
AIM: To compare the impact of tacrolimus (FK) and cyclosporine (CYA) on acute rejection and graft survival and to assess the predominant causes of graft loss between patients receiving these two calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs). METHODS: Retrospective review of 1835 patients who received a kidney transplant (KTX) between 1999-2012. Patients were grouped based on initial CNI utilized: 1195 in FK group, 640 in CYA group. Data on baseline characteristics, clinical outcomes, and causes of graft loss in both groups were analyzed...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058211/organ-transplantation-and-drug-eluting-stents-perioperative-challenges
#10
REVIEW
Aparna Dalal
Patients listed for organ transplant frequently have severe coronary artery disease (CAD), which may be treated with drug eluting stents (DES). Everolimus and zotarolimus eluting stents are commonly used. Newer generation biolimus and novolimus eluting biodegradable stents are becoming increasingly popular. Patients undergoing transplant surgery soon after the placement of DES are at increased risk of stent thrombosis (ST) in the perioperative period. Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and a P2Y12 inhibitor such as clopidogrel, prasugrel and ticagrelor is instated post stenting to decrease the incident of ST...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051114/novel-therapeutics-identification-for-fibrosis-in-renal-allograft-using-integrative-informatics-approach
#11
Li Li, Ilana Greene, Benjamin Readhead, Madhav C Menon, Brian A Kidd, Andrew V Uzilov, Chengguo Wei, Nimrod Philippe, Bernd Schroppel, John Cijiang He, Rong Chen, Joel T Dudley, Barbara Murphy
Chronic allograft damage, defined by interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy (IF/TA), is a leading cause of allograft failure. Few effective therapeutic options are available to prevent the progression of IF/TA. We applied a meta-analysis approach on IF/TA molecular datasets in Gene Expression Omnibus to identify a robust 85-gene signature, which was used for computational drug repurposing analysis. Among the top ranked compounds predicted to be therapeutic for IF/TA were azathioprine, a drug to prevent acute rejection in renal transplantation, and kaempferol and esculetin, two drugs not previously described to have efficacy for IF/TA...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045338/systolic-mitral-annulus-velocity-is-a-sensitive-index-for-changes-in-left-ventricular-systolic-function-during-inotropic-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
#12
Trygve Husebye, Jan Eritsland, Reidar Bjørnerheim, Geir Ø Andersen
BACKGROUND: Echocardiography is recommended for assessment of left ventricular systolic function in patients with acute heart failure but few randomised trials have validated techniques like tissue Doppler (TDI) and speckle tracking (STE) in patients with acute heart failure following ST-elevation myocardial infarction. METHODS: This was a substudy from the LEAF (LEvosimendan in Acute heart Failure following myocardial infarction) trial (NCT00324766 ), which randomised 61 patients developing acute heart failure, including cardiogenic shock, within 48 hours after ST-elevation myocardial infarction, double-blind to a 25-hour infusion of levosimendan or placebo...
January 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039098/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-interferon-free-antiviral-therapy-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
#13
Inmaculada Fernández, Raquel Muñoz-Gómez, Juan M Pascasio, Carme Baliellas, Natalia Polanco, Nuria Esforzado, Ana Arias, Martín Prieto, Lluis Castells, Valentín Cuervas-Mons, Olga Hernández, Javier Crespo, José L Calleja, Xavier Forns, María-Carlota Londoño
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The development of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) is a major step forward in the treatment of hepatitis C (HCV). The aims of the study were to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of DAAs in kidney transplant (KT) recipients. METHODS: Hepa-C is a Spanish registry of patients treated with DAAs in which clinical, virological and analytical data were prospectively included. RESULTS: We report on the data from 103 KT recipients who received DAAs...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027971/host-conditioning-and-rejection-monitoring-in-hepatocyte-transplantation-in-humans
#14
Kyle A Soltys, Kentaro Setoyama, Edgar N Tafaleng, Alejandro Soto Gutiérrez, Jason Fong, Ken Fukumitsu, Taichiro Nishikawa, Masaki Nagaya, Rachel Sada, Kimberly Haberman, Roberto Gramignoli, Kenneth Dorko, Veysel Tahan, Alexandra Dreyzin, Kevin Baskin, John J Crowley, Mubina A Quader, Melvin Deutsch, Chethan Ashokkumar, Benjamin L Shneider, Robert H Squires, Sarangarajan Ranganathan, Miguel Reyes-Mugica, Steven F Dobrowolski, George Mazariegos, Rajavel Elango, Donna B Stolz, Stephen C Strom, Gerard Vockley, Jayanta Roy-Chowdhury, Marilia Cascalho, Chandan Guha, Rakesh Sindhi, Jeffrey L Platt, Ira J Fox
BACKGROUND: Hepatocyte transplantation partially corrects genetic disorders and has been associated anecdotally with reversal of acute liver failure. Monitoring for graft function and rejection has been difficult, and has contributed to limited graft survival. METHODS: Preparative hepatic irradiation was examined in non-human primates as a strategy to improve engraftment of donor hepatocytes, and was then applied in human subjects. T-cell immune monitoring was also examined in human subjects to assess adequacy of immunosuppression...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009476/testing-the-efficacy-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-detecting-transplant-rejection-using-a-murine-model-of-heart-transplantation
#15
Krisztina Fischer, Shunsuke Ohori, F Can Meral, Mayuko Uehara, Silvia Giannini, Takaharu Ichimura, R Neal Smith, Ferenc A Jolesz, Indira Guleria, Yongzhi Zhang, Philip Jason White, Nathan J McDannold, Karin Hoffmeister, Michael M Givertz, Reza Abdi
One of the key unmet needs to improve long-term outcomes of heart transplantation is to develop accurate, non-invasive and practical diagnostic tools to detect transplant rejection. Early intra-graft inflammation and endothelial cell injuries occur prior to advanced transplant rejection. We developed a novel diagnostic imaging platform to detect early declines in micro-vascular perfusion (MP) of cardiac transplants using Contrast Enhanced Ultrasonography (CEUS). The efficacy of CEUS in detecting transplant rejection was tested in a murine model of heart transplants, a standard preclinical model of solid organ transplant...
December 23, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004997/effect-of-long-term-low-dose-aspirin-therapy-on-renal-graft-function
#16
Hatem Ali, Ahmed Shaaban, Asam Murtaza, Laura E Howell, Aimun Ahmed
OBJECTIVES: Despite improvements in immunosuppressive protocols for renal transplant, long-term success of renal transplant is still limited by the occurrence of interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy. Some studies have shown that aspirin decreases the severity of kidney ischemia-reperfusion injury and the development of tubular atrophy in animal models. This study aimed to assess the effects of aspirin therapy started at the time of transplant on long-term graft function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared renal graft function of 82 patients on low-dose aspirin 75 mg once daily who underwent renal transplant between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2010 from a single center with 65 patients not taking aspirin...
December 22, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990005/ledipasvir-and-sofosbuvir-for-recurrent-hepatitis-c-after-liver-transplantation
#17
Yuki Oya, Yasuhiko Sugawara, Takehisa Watanabe, Yoko Yoshimaru, Masaki Honda, Shintaro Hashimoto, Daiki Yoshii, Kaori Isono, Shintaro Hayashida, Hidekazu Yamamoto, Motohiko Tanaka, Yutaka Sasaki, Yukihiro Inomata
Management of recurrent hepatitis C following liver transplantation still remains a challenge. Here, we report five patients who achieved viral responses following combined treatment with ledipasvir and sofosbuvir. All the patients received tacrolimus for immunosuppression. No dose adjustment was made before the ledipasvir and sofosbuvir therapy. All completed the intended 12-week treatment course with the full dose of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir. There were no significant adverse events greater than grade 2...
December 18, 2016: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965714/doppler-ultrasound-in-kidney-diseases-a-key-parameter-in-clinical-long-term-follow-up
#18
REVIEW
Leonardo Spatola, Simeone Andrulli
Doppler ultrasound has been extensively used in detecting reno-vascular diseases, showing to be a non-invasive, safe, low cost and repeatable tool. The Renal Resistive Index (RRI) [(peak systolic velocity - end diastolic velocity)/peak systolic velocity] is a semi-quantitative index derived by Doppler evaluation of renal vascular bed. Normally RRI is in the range of 0.47-0.70, it increases with aging and, usually, it shows a difference between the two kidneys less than 5-8 %. RRI is an important prognostic marker in chronic kidney diseases (CKD), both in diabetic and non-diabetic kidney diseases, because, in longitudinal prospective studies, it significantly correlated with hemodynamic (ABPM, SBP, DBP, pulse pressure) and histopathological parameters (glomerular sclerosis, arteriolosclerosis, interstitial fibrosis/tubular atrophy, interstitial infiltration)...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960015/-corticosteroid-induced-diabetes-mellitus-diagnosis-and-management
#19
Alberto De Micheli
Steroid diabetes occurs in 20% (range 10-60%) of the persons treated with corticosteroid drugs. Steroid diabetes diagnosis often is omitted or late because the diagnostic sensitivity of fasting blood sugar is low, so the postprandial blood glucose must be monitored and the diagnosis should be made clinically, based on 2 hours after lunch blood glucose or OGTT. Steroid diabetes causes increased hospitalizations for acute diabetic complications; there are few data on the chronic complications. Steroid therapy increases the macrovascular complications in diabetic people, while globally does not increase the mortality...
2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959315/antibody-mediated-rejection-in-solid-organ-transplant
#20
Michael Petty
Within a little more than a decade, the transplant of human organs for end-stage organ disease became a reality. The early barriers to successful long-term graft and patient survival were related to the inability to effectively control the immune system such that it would not attack the donor tissue but would still recognize and destroy invading organisms and cells. As immunosuppressive therapy has been refined and proper matching of donors and recipients has been improved, hyperacute rejection has become a rare occurrence and acute rejection has been markedly controlled...
July 2016: AACN Advanced Critical Care
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