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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207975/stabilization-of-renal-function-after-the-first-year-of-follow-up-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-treated-for-significant-bk-polyomavirus-infection-or-bk-polyomavirus-associated-nephropathy
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Marie-Christine Simard-Meilleur, Paule Bodson-Clermont, Gilles St-Louis, Michel R Pâquet, Catherine Girardin, Marie-Chantal Fortin, Héloïse Cardinal, Marie-Josée Hébert, Reneé Lévesque, Edith Renoult
BACKGROUND: BK polyomavirus virus (BKPyV) screening and immunosuppression reduction effectively prevent graft loss due to BKPyV-associated nephropathy (BKPVAN) during the first year after transplantation. The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of this infection during longer follow-up periods. METHODS: We reviewed the outcome of our screening and immunosuppression reduction protocol in 305 patients who received a kidney transplant between March 2008 and January 2013...
February 16, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206695/graft-quality-matters-survival-after-simultaneous-liver-kidney-transplant-according-to-kdpi
#2
Colleen Jay, Jacqueline Pugh, Glenn Halff, Greg Abrahamian, Francisco Cigarroa, Ken Washburn
BACKGROUND: Poor renal function is associated with higher mortality after liver transplantation. Our aim was to understand the impact of kidney graft quality according to kidney donor profile index (KDPI) score on survival after simultaneous liver-kidney (SLK) transplantation. METHODS: Using United Network of Organ Sharing data from 2002-2013 for adult deceased donor SLK recipients, we compared survival and renal graft outcomes according to KDPI. RESULTS: Of 4,207 SLK transplants, 6% were from KDPI >85% donors...
February 16, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203563/unsuccessful-treatment-with-abatacept-in-recurrent-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-after-kidney-transplantation
#3
Tilde Kristensen, Per Ivarsen, Johan Vestergaard Povlsen
Recurrence of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) after renal transplantation occurs in up to 20-50% of FSGS patients and is associated with inferior allograft survival. Treatment of both primary FSGS as well as recurrent FSGS after transplantation with plasma exchange and immunosuppression is often unsuccessful and remains a major challenge as the disease still leads to end-stage renal disease and decreased graft survival. Previous case reports have described patients with recurrent FSGS who were successfully treated with a B7-1 inhibitor (abatacept) inducing partial or complete remission...
January 2017: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196049/hiv-infection-in-the-native-and-allograft-kidney-implications-for-management-diagnosis-and-transplantation
#4
Véronique Avettand-Fenoël, Christine Rouzioux, Christophe Legendre, Guillaume Canaud
The native kidney is a reservoir for HIV-1 and a site of viral replication, similar to lymphoid tissue, gut-associated lymphoid tissue or semen. The ability of the virus to persist may result from either a true latency or sequestration in an anatomic site that is not effectively exposed to antiretroviral therapy. The presence of HIV in kidney epithelial cells will lead progressively to end-stage renal disease. For decades, HIV-infected patients were excluded from consideration for kidney transplantation. Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis were the only forms of treatment available to these patients...
February 11, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195062/the-influence-of-the-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpa-308g-a-polymorphism-on-the-efficacy-of-immunosuppressive-therapy-in-patients-after-kidney-transplantation
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M M Kotowski, A Bogacz, J Bartkowiak-Wieczorek, J Sienko, D Procyk, K Dziewanowski, M Ostrowski, B Czerny, E Grzeskowiak, B Machalinski
Cytokines play an important role in the immune response. The calcineurin inhibitors (cyclosporine CsA, tacrolimus TAC) widely used after renal transplantation to prevent allograft rejection are immunosuppressive drugs suppressing the production of cytokines. These drugs are characterized by interindividual variability and require monitoring their blood concentrations to predict their optimal dosage. Therefore, the aim of the study was to determine the correlation between therapeutic effects of immunosuppressants and the tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-308G>A polymorphism in renal transplant patients...
December 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194759/association-of-peripheral-nk-cell-counts-with-helios-ifny-tregs-in-patients-with-good-long-term-renal-allograft-function
#6
Karina Trojan, Li Zhu, Mostafa Aly, Rolf Weimer, Nuray Bulut, Christian Morath, Gerhard Opelz, Volker Daniel
BACKGROUND: Little is known about a possible interaction of NK cells with Tregs in long-term stable kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: Absolute counts of lymphocyte and Treg subsets were studied in whole blood samples of 136 long-term stable renal transplant recipients and 52 healthy controls using eight-color-fluorescence flow cytometry. Patients were 1946±2201 days (153-10268 days) posttransplant and showed a serum creatinine of 1.7±0.7 mg/dl. RESULTS: Renal transplant recipients investigated >1...
February 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194034/high-pressure-carbon-monoxide-preserves-rat-kidney-grafts-from-apoptosis-and-inflammation
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Toyofumi Abe, Koji Yazawa, Masayuki Fujino, Ryoichi Imamura, Naoyuki Hatayama, Yoichi Kakuta, Koichi Tsutahara, Masayoshi Okumi, Naotsugu Ichimaru, Jun-Ya Kaimori, Yoshitaka Isaka, Kunihiro Seki, Shiro Takahara, Xiao-Kang Li, Norio Nonomura
Renal ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is unavoidable in kidney transplantation (KTx) and frequently influences both short- and long-term allograft survival. Carbon monoxide (CO) has attracted attention as a medical gas with anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects. We investigated a new strategy for organ preservation using ex vivo application of high-pressure CO in an experimental rat KTx model. We preserved kidney grafts using a high-pressure chamber filled with mixed gases composed of CO and O2. We found that cold I/R injury resulted in progressive deterioration of renal graft function in University of Wisconsin solution, whereas CO significantly improved renal function...
February 13, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191531/urine-biomarkers-in-renal-allograft
#8
Hongting Wang, Zuan-Tao Lin, Yulin Yuan, Tianfu Wu
There is a high risk for the survival of patients with an end-stage renal disease for kidney transplantation. To avoid rejection by strict medication adherence is of utmost importance to avoid the failure of a kidney transplant. It is imperative to develop non-invasive biomarkers to assess immunity risk, and to ultimately provide guidance for therapeutic decision-making following kidney transplantation. Urine biomarkers may represent the promising non-invasive tools that will help in predicting risk or success rates of kidney transplantations...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187700/long-term-body-mass-index-trends-after-living-donor-nephrectomy
#9
Christopher J Dru, Gerhard J Fuchs
OBJECTIVES: As the demand for kidney transplant allografts has increased, many centers are expanding the upper limit of acceptable body mass index for kidney donors. However, obesity is a risk factor for developing renal disease. Our goal was to quantify body mass index trends in donor nephrectomy patients and to institute nutrition counseling to promote sustainable weight loss to reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome-derived renal dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety patients who underwent donor nephrectomy between 2007 and 2012 consented to having height and weight data collected at multiple time points...
February 11, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182044/efficacy-and-safety-of-early-tacrolimus-conversion-to-sirolimus-after-kidney-transplantation-long-term-results-of-a-prospective-randomized-study
#10
A E El-Agroudy, S M Alarrayed, S M Al-Ghareeb, E Farid, H Alhelow, S Abdulla
We report a prospective, open-label, randomized study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of converting patients with a stable renal function from tacrolimus (Tac)-based regimen to a sirolimus (SRL)-based regimen after kidney transplantation. Fifty-eight low-risk renal allograft recipients who receiving Tac 6 months posttransplant, were randomly assigned to continue Tac (n = 29) or convert to SRL (n = 29). We evaluated the 3-year outcomes including patient and graft survival, graft function, and safety profile...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181906/activity-of-urine-arylsulfatase-a-in-brain%C3%A2-dead-graft-donors-is-a-predictor-of-early-and-late-graft-function
#11
Ewa Kwiatkowska, Leszek Domanski, Joanna Bober, Krzysztof Safranow, Andrzej Pawlik, Kazimierz Ciechanowski
OBJECTIVE: Human lysosomal arylsulfatase A (ASA) is a member of the sulfatase family. Arylsulfatase A is required to degrade sulfatides. Sulfatides occur in the myelin sheets of the central and peripheral nervous system. In this study we evaluated the urine activity of lysosomal enzyme arylsulfatase A in brain‑dead donors as a marker and predictor of short - and long‑term renal allograft function. PATIENTS/METHODS: We analyzed data from kidney recipients who received organs from brain‑dead donors...
January 4, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179329/de-novo-renal-cell-carcinoma-of-native-kidneys-in-renal-transplant-recipients-a-single-center-experience
#12
Demetrios Moris, Kiriaki Kakavia, Chrysoula Argyrou, Nikolaos Garbis, John Bokos, Spyridon Vernadakis, Konstantinos Diles, Georgios Sotirchos, John Boletis, Georgios Zavos
BACKGROUND: The risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) development in renal transplant recipients is 15-100 times higher than in the general population. The majority of RCCs found in renal transplant recipients develop in the recipient's native kidneys, only 9% of tumors develop in the allograft itself. The mechanisms of development of RCC in native kidneys and renal allografts are not completely understood. We present our experience in renal transplant recipients with RCC of native kidneys providing valuable and clinically applicable treatment and follow-up data...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176620/epidemiology-of-infectious-complications-in-renal-allograft-recipients-in-the-first-year-after-transplant
#13
Afsane Bahrami, Seyyede Fatemeh Shams, Elham Shaarbaf Eidgahi, Zahra Lotfi, Maryam Sheikhi, Sepideh Shakeri
OBJECTIVES: Renal transplant is one of the best ways to extend life of patients in the end stage of renal disease. Infections are significant causes of morbidity and mortality after renal transplant. The aim of this study was to evaluate frequency, risk factors, causative pathogens, and clinical manifestations in renal transplant recipients from Mashhad City during the first year after transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This research was conducted at Montaserie Hospital of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences from March 2013 to July 2015...
February 7, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176616/different-courses-of-hepatitis-b-reinfection-after-renal-transplant-a-case-report
#14
Ozan Yegit, Erol Demir, Yasar Caliskan, Halil Yazici, Mehmet Sukru Sever
Hepatitis B surface antigen-positive allografts may be a source of transmission in patients who undergo renal transplantation. Treatment of hepatitis B virus infection with nucleoside/nucleotide analogs in kidney recipients who have hepatitis B virus infection or who have received transplants from hepatitis B surface antigen-positive donors improves long-term patient survival. Antiviral agents are administered as a preemptive or prophylactic therapy at the time of kidney transplantation, rather than as salvage treatment...
February 7, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176477/absence-of-thrombocytopaenia-and-or-microangiopathic-haemolytic-anaemia-does-not-reliably-exclude-recurrence-of-atypical-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome-after-kidney-transplantation
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Anoushka R Krishnan, Brian Siva, Aron Chakera, Germaine Wong, Daniel Wong, Wai H Lim
A 54-year-old man was diagnosed with atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS) with confirmed complement H mutation in 2012, requiring ongoing dialysis. He was commenced on eculizumab in 2014 once the pharmaceutical board approved this drug. After 4 months, he received a live unrelated donor renal transplant from his wife and continued eculizumab post-transplant. Three months later, there was a rise in his creatinine with no laboratory features of haemolysis and a kidney biopsy confirmed rejection, which was treated with increased immunosuppression...
February 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168079/successful-treatment-of-plasma-cell-rich-acute-rejection-using-pulse-steroid-therapy-alone-a-case-report
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Yo Komatsuzaki, Yasuyuki Nakada, Izumi Yamamoto, Mayuko Kawabe, Takafumi Yamakawa, Ai Katsuma, Haruki Katsumata, Aki Mafune, Akimitsu Kobayashi, Yusuke Koike, Hiroki Yamada, Jun Miki, Yudo Tanno, Ichiro Ohkido, Nobuo Tsuboi, Keitaro Yokoyama, Hiroyasu Yamamoto, Takashi Yokoo
Despite the recent development of immunosuppressive agents, plasma cell-rich acute rejection (PCAR) has remained refractory to treatment. Herein, we report an unusual case of PCAR that responded well to pulse steroid therapy alone. A 47-year-old man was admitted for a protocol biopsy three months after kidney transplantation, with a stable serum creatinine level of 1.6 mg/dL. Histological examination showed focal aggressive tubulointerstitial inflammatory cell infiltration of predominantly polyclonal mature plasma cells, leading to our diagnosis of PCAR...
2017: Case Reports in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164508/urinary-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-does-not-distinguish-acute-rejection-from-other-causes-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-pediatric-renal-transplant-recipients
#17
Tomas Seeman, Karel Vondrak, Jiri Dusek, Nadezda Simankova, Jakub Zieg, Jaromir Hacek, Maria Chadimova, Bruno Sopko, Magdalena Fortova
BACKGROUND: The aim of this prospective single center study was to investigate the ability of urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) to distinguish acute rejection from other causes of acute kidney injury (AKI) in children after renal transplantation. METHODS: Fifteen children fulfilled the inclusion criteria (acute kidney injury (AKI) with allograft biopsy, at least 21 days after renal transplantation, no sepsis) during 2013 - 2014 in our pediatric transplantation center...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160552/conversion-to-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-inhibitors-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-with-de-novo-cancers
#18
Chi Yuen Cheung, Maggie Kam Man Ma, Wai Leung Chak, Ka Foon Chau, Sydney Chi Wai Tang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor conversion together with minimization of calcineurin inhibitor on allograft outcome and patient survival in kidney transplant recipients with post-transplant cancers. METHODS: A retrospective study of all kidney transplant recipients diagnosed to have post-transplant cancers between the period 1/1/1994 and 30/6/2015. Patients were divided into 2 groups: mTOR inhibitor group and non-conversion group...
January 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160460/the-timing-of-immunomodulation-induced-by-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-determines-the-outcome-of-the-graft-in-experimental-renal-allotransplantation
#19
Ana Merino, Elia Ripoll, Laura de Ramon, Nuria Bolaños, Montserrat Goma, Oriol Bestard, Nuria Lloberas, Josep M Grinyo, Juan Torras
<p>The immunomodulatory characteristics of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) may lead to multifaceted strategies in rejection of organ transplantation. This study was designed to investigate the effect of the donor-type MSCs from Wistar rats firstly on the immune system of immunocompetent Lewis rats and secondly the rejection responses in a renal transplantation model of Wistar to Lewis.</p><p>In the first experimental model, MSCs from bone marrow induced a systemic immune response in the immunocompetent Lewis rats, characterized by two different phases...
February 3, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135784/morphologic-patterns-and-treatment-of-transplant-glomerulopathy-a-retrospective-analyse
#20
Rui Abreu, Fernanda Carvalho, Helena Viana, Isabel Mesquita, Marília Possante, Inês Aires, Fernando Caeiro, Cecília Silva, Patrícia Cotovio, Aníbal Ferreira, Francisco Remédio, Fernando Nolasco
Transplant glomerulopathy is mainly due to chronic antibody-mediated rejection and actually represents a major cause of long-term allograft failure. The lack of effective treatment remains a serious problem in transplantation. A retrospective and uni-center study was performed in 48 kidney allograft recipients with transplant glomerulopathy between January 2010 and December 2015. Median time for diagnosis was 7,1 (3,6 - 11,8) years post-transplant. Light microscopy showed severity of transplant glomerulopathy in the majority of patients (cg1=10,4%; cg2=20,8%; cg3=68,8%)...
January 30, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
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