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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376038/elbasvir-grazoprevir-use-in-postliver-transplantation-patients-on-hemodialysis
#1
Michelle T Martin, Sean Koppe
BACKGROUND: Current national hepatitis C virus (HCV) guidelines do not recommend the use of elbasvir/grazoprevir (EBR/GZR) in postliver transplantation (LT) patients due to drug-drug interactions (DDIs) with immunosuppression agents. However, recommendations do not address the treatment of HCV in renally-impaired post-LT patients. Treatment regimens that are recommended for post-LT patients are not safe in patients with severe renal impairment and patients on dialysis. EBR/GZR is approved for use in patients with renal impairment and patients on dialysis, but not in the post-LT setting...
April 3, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352025/eculizumab-experience-in-an-adult-patient-with-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
#2
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/28322169/potential-therapeutic-strategies-of-regenerative-medicine-for-renal-failure
#3
Monica Maribel Mata-Miranda, Raul Jacobo Delgado-Macuil, Marlon Rojas-Lopez, Ricardo Martinez-Flores, Gustavo Jesus Vazquez-Zapien
Kidney diseases are a public health problem worldwide; the mortality rate is between 50 and 80%. Available therapies include replacement function by dialysis or transplant, associated with a high morbidity and mortality; kidney transplantation is limited by the shortage of donor organs, immune rejection and lifelong treatment with immunosuppressive. Likewise, none of these treatments compensates all kidney functions. There is a great concern in developing more effective therapies with the ability to replace the wide range of renal functions, so that, new researches on developing therapeutic strategies have focused on regenerative medicine, science that includes artificial creation of tissues and organs, in order to repair or replace a tissue or organ function...
March 17, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296195/evaluation-of-the-infection-risk-in-dialysis-and-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-using-an-atp-monitoring-assay
#4
Junichi Kusano, Rei Kato, Hiroto Matsuda, Yoshikazu Hara, Yoshiaki Fujii, Shinya Suzuki, Masao Sekiyama, Eiki Ando, Kentaro Sugiyama, Toshihiko Hirano
The ATP monitoring assay is a useful biomarker for risk monitoring to detect infection and rejection episodes in transplant recipients. Hemodialysis patients have a higher rate of infectious mortality. Infections in hemodialysis patients are mainly caused by venous catheters, uremia, malnutrition and inflammation. However, the risk of infection episodes has not been evaluated using a lymphocyte ATP monitoring assay in hemodialysis and chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. We measured the ATP amounts in the peripheral CD4+ cells of CKD (N = 85) and dialysis patients (N = 17) using an "Immuknow" assay kit...
March 13, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280693/risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-delayed-graft-function-in-renal-transplant-recipients-receiving-a-steroid-sparing-immunosuppression-protocol
#5
Michelle Willicombe, Anna Rizzello, Dawn Goodall, Vassilios Papalois, Adam G McLean, David Taube
AIM: To analyse the risk factors and outcomes of delayed graft function (DGF) in patients receiving a steroid sparing protocol. METHODS: Four hundred and twenty-seven recipients of deceased donor kidney transplants were studied of which 135 (31.6%) experienced DGF. All patients received monoclonal antibody induction with a tacrolimus based, steroid sparing immunosuppression protocol. RESULTS: Five year patient survival was 87.2% and 94.9% in the DGF and primary graft function (PGF) group respectively, P = 0...
February 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260483/evaluation-of-indication-biopsies-%C3%A2-5-years-after-kidney-transplant-a-single-center-experience
#6
Erhan Tatar, Cenk Simsek, Funda Tasli, Veli Kursat Cayhan, Murat Karatas, Adam Uslu
OBJECTIVES: Rejection is a common cause of late graft dysfunction seen on biopsy studies. The aim of this study was to evaluate indication biopsy findings ? 5 years after kidney transplant and to assess the effectiveness of applied treatments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2013 and December 2015, 30 patients who underwent renal transplant indication biopsies and were followed up for ≥ 6 months were evaluated retrospectively. A >30% increase in serum creatinine and/or development of > 1 g/day proteinuria was considered an acceptable indication for biopsy...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260475/nonmelanoma-skin-cancers-after-kidney-transplant-our-15-years-of-experience-with-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-inhibitors
#7
Gokalp Okut, Alper Alp, Erhan Tatar, Cenk Simsek, Cem Tugmen, Adam Uslu
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer after kidney transplant and the effects of immunosuppression reduction and switching to a mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor drugs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Kidney transplant recipients were evaluated retrospectively from patient medical records (between January 2000 and December 2014). A 30% increase in serum creatinine was accepted as indicating renal failure progression. RESULTS: Of 18 patients included (mean follow-up 98 ± 66 mo), 7 (38...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260457/early-versus-late-acute-antibody-mediated-rejection-among-renal-transplant-recipients-in-terms-of-response-to-rituximab-therapy-a-single-center-experience
#8
Osama Gheith, Torki Al-Otaibi, Medhat A Halim, Tarek Mahmoud, Prasad Nair, Mohamed Abdel Monem, Salah Al-Waheeb, Rashad Hassan, Narayanam Nampoory
OBJECTIVES: There are no comparable trials concerning the use of rituximab among renal transplant recipients with acute antibody-mediated rejection. Here, we compared early and late acute antibody-mediated rejection in renal transplant recipients in terms of response to rituximab therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of 1230 kidney transplants performed at Hamed Al-Essa Organ Transplant Center (Kuwait) over the past 10 years, 103 recipients developed acute antibody-mediated rejections and were subcategorized into 4 groups according to the onset of rejection and rituximab treatment...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260444/pediatric-kidney-transplant-experience-at-an-algerian-nephrology-department
#9
Ali Benziane, Saliha Boutennoune
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the outcomes, complications, causes of graft loss, and patient and graft survival in pediatric renal transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study using the records of 32 children who had a renal transplant between February 2007 and October 2014. RESULTS: All donations were intrafamily, and all patients had a living donor: the patient's mother in 56.3%, the father in 40.6%, and a brother in 3...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220742/calcific-uraemic-arteriolopathy-calciphylaxis-in-patients-on-renal-replacement-therapy
#10
S Sebastian, H F Jordaan, J W Schneider, M R Moosa, M R Davids
BACKGROUND: Calcific uraemic arteriolopathy (calciphylaxis) is an unusual and potentially fatal condition characterised by small-vessel calcification and ischaemic skin necrosis. It mainly affects patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on haemodialysis, but may rarely occur in the absence of ESRD in conditions such as primary hyperparathyroidism, malignancy, alcoholic liver disease and connective tissue disease. METHODS: We reviewed the records of all patients diagnosed with calciphylaxis while on renal replacement therapy at Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, between 1990 and 2014, to describe its presentation, course and final outcome...
January 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187052/renal-transplant-recipients-the-factors-related-to-immunosuppressive-medication-adherence-based-on-the-health-belief-model
#11
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...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176480/de-novo-thrombotic-microangiopathy-following-simultaneous-pancreas-and-kidney-transplantation-managed-with-eculizumab
#12
REVIEW
Lani Shochet, John Kanellis, Ian Simpson, Joseph Ta, William Mulley
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a well-recognised complication following transplantation, often due to an underlying genetic predisposition, medications or rejection. The use of eculizumab in these settings has been previously described, but its role still remains to be clarified. A 45-year-old man, with a history of type 1 diabetes mellitus and subsequent end-stage kidney failure, presented for a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant. Immunologically, he was well matched with the donor, and he received standard induction immunosuppression including tacrolimus...
February 2017: Nephrology
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
#13
REVIEW
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/28163356/comparing-three-data-mining-methods-to-predict-kidney-transplant-survival
#14
Leila Shahmoradi, Mostafa Langarizadeh, Gholamreza Pourmand, Ziba Aghsaei Fard, Alireza Borhani
INTRODUCTION: One of the most important complications of post-transplant is rejection. Analyzing survival is one of the areas of medical prognosis and data mining, as an effective approach, has the capacity of analyzing and estimating outcomes in advance through discovering appropriate models among data. The present study aims at comparing the effectiveness of C5.0 algorithms, neural network and C&RTree to predict kidney transplant survival before transplant. METHOD: To detect factors effective in predicting transplant survival, information needs analysis was performed via a researcher-made questionnaire...
October 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115329/protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-open-label-trial-of-ex-vivo-normothermic-perfusion-versus-static-cold-storage-in-donation-after-circulatory-death-renal-transplantation
#15
Sarah A Hosgood, Kourosh Saeb-Parsy, Colin Wilson, Christopher Callaghan, Dave Collett, Michael L Nicholson
INTRODUCTION: Ex vivo normothermic perfusion (EVNP) is a novel technique that reconditions the kidney and restores renal function prior to transplantation. Phase I data from a series of EVNP in extended criteria donor kidneys have established the safety and feasibility of the technique in clinical practice. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This is a UK-based phase II multicentre randomised controlled trial to assess the efficacy of EVNP compared with the conventional static cold storage technique in donation after circulatory death (DCD) kidney transplantation...
January 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104140/a-case-report-of-the-resolution-of-multiple-recalcitrant-verrucae-in-a-renal-transplant-recipient-after-a-mycophenolate-mofetil-dose-reduction
#16
M M Ash, P S Jolly
Renal transplant recipients are at an increased risk of developing verrucae due to chronic immunosuppression, and certain therapies may confer a greater risk. Herein, we describe a 51-year-old woman with a 10-year-old unrelated kidney transplant who developed numerous therapy-resistant verrucae while on mycophenolate mofetil and tacrolimus maintenance immunosuppression. Over several years of immunosuppressant therapy, she declined the approach of reducing her mycophenolate mofetil dose to potentially improve her verrucae...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104114/re-evaluating-cut-off-points-for-the-expansion-of-deceased-donor-criteria-for-kidney-transplantation-in-japan
#17
Y Nakagawa, M Ikeda, T Ando, M Tasaki, K Saito, K Takahashi, A Aikawa, M Kikuchi, K Akazawa, Y Tomita
BACKGROUND: A shortage of donors poses a serious problem for organ transplantation around the world. In response, the concept of the expanded criteria donor (ECD) has been defined to include donors with traditionally less favorable characteristics. That definition has now been accepted and is being applied in kidney transplantation in the United States and Europe. However, the ECD has not yet been defined for deceased donor kidney transplantation in Japan. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed data on graft survival and relevant risk factors in patients who received deceased donor kidney transplants through the East Japan Branch of the Japan Organ Transplant network (n = 1051)...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089754/stem-cell-therapy-an-emerging-modality-in-glomerular-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Umang G Thakkar, Aruna V Vanikar, Hargovind L Trivedi
The kidney has been considered a highly terminally differentiated organ with low proliferative potential and thus unlikely to undergo regeneration. Glomerular disease progresses to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), which requires dialysis or renal transplantation for better quality of life for patients with ESRD. Because of the shortage of implantable kidneys and complications such as immune rejection, septicemia and toxicity of immunosuppression, kidney transplantation remains a challenge. Therapeutic options available for glomerular disease include symptomatic treatment and strategies to delay progression...
January 12, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851743/effect-of-the-obesity-epidemic-on-kidney-transplantation-obesity-is-independent-of-diabetes-as-a-risk-factor-for-adverse-renal-transplant-outcomes
#19
Jennifer M Kwan, Zahraa Hajjiri, Ahmed Metwally, Patricia W Finn, David L Perkins
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a growing epidemic in most developed countries including the United States resulting in an increased number of obese patients with end-stage renal disease. A previous study has shown that obese patients with end-stage renal disease have a survival benefit with transplantation compared with dialysis. However, due to serious comorbidities, many centers place restrictions on the selection of obese patients for transplantation. Further, due to obese patients having an increased risk of diabetes, it is unclear whether obesity can be an independent risk, independent of diabetes for increasing adverse renal transplant outcomes...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843345/the-danish-nephrology-registry
#20
REVIEW
James Heaf
AIM OF DATABASE: The Danish Nephrology Registry's (DNR) primary function is to support the Danish public health authorities' quality control program for patients with end-stage renal disease in order to improve patient care. DNR also supplies epidemiological data to several international organizations and supports epidemiological and clinical research. STUDY POPULATION: The study population included patients treated with dialysis or transplantation in Denmark from January 1, 1990 to January 1, 2016, with retrospective data since 1964...
2016: Clinical Epidemiology
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