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Atypical Hemolytic–Uremic Syndrome

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#1
Vahid Afshar-Kharghan
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) that affects multiple organs and the kidneys in particular. aHUS can be sporadic or familial and is most commonly caused by dysregulation of the alternative complement pathway. The initial attack of aHUS can occur at any age, and is associated with a high rate of progression to end stage renal disease. Many aHUS patients relapse in the native or transplanted kidneys, and require close monitoring and long-term management. Availability of anticomplement therapy has revolutionized the management of aHUS, and can change the natural course of aHUS by inducing hematologic remission, improving or stabilizing kidney functions, and preventing graft failure...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904864/nephrotic-range-proteinuria-and-peripheral-edema-in-a-child-not-only-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome
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Valentina Dolcemascolo, Marina Vivarelli, Manuela Colucci, Francesca Diomedi-Camassei, Rossella Piras, Marta Alberti, Francesco Emma
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is defined by the simultaneous occurrence of hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney injury due to thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) mainly occurring in renal and cerebral microvessels. Although the most common cause of HUS in children is Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, atypical forms in which Shiga toxin is not the trigger may occur. Research over the last few years has shown that complement dysregulation secondary to mutations of genes coding for proteins involved in the regulation of the alternative pathway of complement account for most forms of atypical HUS (aHUS)...
September 2016: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848226/atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-in-the-setting-of-complement-amplifying-conditions-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-evidence-for-treatment-with-eculizumab
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REVIEW
Arif Asif, Ali Nayer, Christian S Haas
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare, genetic, progressive, life-threatening form of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) predominantly caused by dysregulation of the alternative pathway of the complement system. Complement-amplifying conditions (CACs), including pregnancy complications [preeclampsia, HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelet count) syndrome], malignant hypertension, autoimmune diseases, transplantation, and others, are associated with the onset of TMA in up to 69 % of cases of aHUS...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811836/recommendations-for-use-of-meningococcal-conjugate-vaccines-in-hiv-infected-persons-advisory-committee-on-immunization-practices-2016
#4
Jessica R MacNeil, Lorry G Rubin, Monica Patton, Ismael R Ortega-Sanchez, Stacey W Martin
At its June 2016 meeting, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended routine use of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (serogroups A, C, W, and Y; including MenACWY-D [Menactra, Sanofi Pasteur] or MenACWY-CRM [Menveo, GlaxoSmithKline]) for persons aged ≥2 months with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. ACIP has previously recommended routine vaccination of persons aged ≥2 months who have certain medical conditions that increase risk for meningococcal disease (1), including persons who have persistent (e...
November 4, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810992/small-molecule-factor-d-inhibitors-selectively-block-the-alternative-pathway-of-complement-in-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-and-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Xuan Yuan, Eleni Gavriilaki, Jane A Thanassi, Guangwei Yang, Andrea C Baines, Steven D Podos, Yongqing Huang, Mingjun Huang, Robert A Brodsky
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome are diseases of excess activation of the alternative pathway of complement that are treated with eculizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody against the terminal complement component C5. Eculizumab must be administered intravenously, and moreover some patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria on eculizumab have symptomatic extravascular hemolysis, indicating an unmet need for additional therapeutic approaches. We report the activity of two novel small-molecule inhibitors of the alternative pathway component factor D using in vitro correlates of both paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome...
November 3, 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803897/diacylglycerol-kinase-%C3%AE%C2%B5-properties-and-biological-roles
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REVIEW
Richard M Epand, Vincent So, William Jennings, Bijendra Khadka, Radhey S Gupta, Mathieu Lemaire
In mammals there are at least 10 isoforms of diacylglycerol kinases (DGK). All catalyze the phosphorylation of diacylglycerol (DAG) to phosphatidic acid (PA). Among DGK isoforms, DGKε has several unique features. It is the only DGK isoform with specificity for a particular species of DAG, i.e., 1-stearoyl-2-arachidonoyl glycerol. The smallest of all known DGK isoforms, DGKε, is also the only DGK devoid of a regulatory domain. DGKε is the only DGK isoform that has a hydrophobic segment that is predicted to form a transmembrane helix...
2016: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799617/pathogenic-variants-in-complement-genes-and-risk-of-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-relapse-after-eculizumab-discontinuation
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Fadi Fakhouri, Marc Fila, François Provôt, Yahsou Delmas, Christelle Barbet, Valérie Châtelet, Cédric Rafat, Mathilde Cailliez, Julien Hogan, Aude Servais, Alexandre Karras, Raifah Makdassi, Feriell Louillet, Jean-Philippe Coindre, Eric Rondeau, Chantal Loirat, Véronique Frémeaux-Bacchi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The complement inhibitor eculizumab has dramatically improved the outcome of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome. However, the optimal duration of eculizumab treatment in atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome remains debated. We report on the French atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome working group's first 2-year experience with eculizumab discontinuation in patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS & MEASUREMENTS: Using the French atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome registry database, we retrospectively identified all dialysis-free patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome who discontinued eculizumab between 2010 and 2014 and reviewed their relevant clinical and biologic data...
October 31, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787280/acute-kidney-injury-in-a-patient-with-hemolytic-anemia-and-thrombocytopenia
#8
Michael Breunig, Miguel Lalama, Gabrielle Rivard, Deanne Kashiwagi, Lynn Cornell
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is clinically difficult to distinguish from HUS and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Atypical HUS results from dysregulation of complement activation causing thrombotic microangiopathy affecting multiple organ systems. Atypical HUS is associated with high morbidity and mortality, making early recognition and appropriate therapy necessary to improve patient outcomes.
November 2016: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784126/monitoring-of-complement-activation-biomarkers-and-eculizumab-in-complement-mediated-renal-disorders
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C Wehling, O Amon, M Bommer, B Hoppe, K Kentouche, G Schalk, R Weimer, M Wiesener, B Hohenstein, B Tönshoff, R Büscher, H Fehrenbach, Ö-N Gök, M Kirschfink
Various complement-mediated renal disorders are treated currently with the complement inhibitor eculizumab. By blocking the cleavage of C5, this monoclonal antibody prevents cell damage caused by complement-mediated inflammation. We included 23 patients with atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS, n = 12), C3 glomerulopathies (C3G, n = 9) and acute antibody-mediated renal graft rejection (AMR, n = 2), treated with eculizumab in 12 hospitals in Germany. We explored the course of complement activation biomarkers and the benefit of therapeutic drug monitoring of eculizumab...
October 26, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782324/endothelial-cells-source-barrier-and-target-of-defensive-mediators
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REVIEW
Lubka T Roumenina, Julie Rayes, Marie Frimat, Veronique Fremeaux-Bacchi
Endothelium is strategically located at the interface between blood and interstitial tissues, placing thus endothelial cell as a key player in vascular homeostasis. Endothelial cells are in a dynamic equilibrium with their environment and constitute concomitantly a source, a barrier, and a target of defensive mediators. This review will discuss the recent advances in our understanding of the complex crosstalk between the endothelium, the complement system and the hemostasis in health and in disease. The first part will provide a general introduction on endothelial cells heterogeneity and on the physiologic role of the complement and hemostatic systems...
November 2016: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781079/atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-secondary-to-lupus-nephritis-responsive-to-eculizumab
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Alexander G Raufi, Shruti Scott, Omar Darwish, Kevin Harley, Kanwarpal Kahlon, Sheetal Desai, Yuxin Lu, Minh-Ha Tran
Among the spectrum of disease manifestations associated with systemic lupus erythematosus, lupus nephritis is particularly concerning due to the potential for renal failure. This autoimmune attack may not, however, be limited to the kidney and is increasingly being recognized as a trigger for atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS). Atypical HUS falls under the spectrum of the thrombotic microangiopathies (TMAs) - a group of disorders characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and end organ damage...
September 28, 2016: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768015/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-in-children
#12
Valentina Talarico, Monica Aloe, Alice Monzani, Roberto Miniero, Gianni Bona
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a thrombotic microangiopathy defined by thrombocytopenia, non-immune microangiopathic hemolytic anemia and acute renal failure. HUS is typically classified into two primary types: 1) HUS due to infections, often associated with diarrhea (D+HUS, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia Coli-HUS), with the rare exception of HUS due to a severe disseminated infection caused by Streptococcus; 2) HUS related to complement, such HUS is also known as "atypical HUS" and is not diarrhea associated (D-HUS, aHUS); but recent studies have shown other forms of HUS, that can occur in the course of systemic diseases or physiopathological conditions such as pregnancy, after transplantation or after drug assumption...
December 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766045/clinical-evaluation-of-thrombotic-microangiopathy-identification-of-patients-with-suspected-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
#13
REVIEW
Yu-Min Shen
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare genetic disorder caused by defective complement regulation resulting in thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). Patients can present as children or adults. The syndrome consists of hemolytic anemia with schistocytosis, thrombocytopenia, significant renal damage, and/or other organ system dysfunction(s). Patients with aHUS may succumb to the complications of the disease with the very first manifestation; surviving patients often suffer from progressive organ dysfunction with significant morbidity and mortality despite plasma infusion or plasma exchange...
2016: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744619/long-term-successful-liver-kidney-transplantation-in-a-child-with-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-caused-by-homozygous-factor-h-deficiency
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Emmanuel Gonzales, Tim Ulinski, Dalila Habes, Georges Deschênes, Véronique Frémeaux-Bacchi, Albert Bensman
BACKGROUND: Rational options for the treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) due to atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) in children are still open to discussion. In the case of human complement factor H (CFH) deficiency, the choice is either kidney transplantation in combination with eculizumab, a humanized anti-C5 monoclonal antibody, or a combined liver-kidney transplantation. CASE-DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: A child with a homozygous CFH deficiency underwent a successful liver-kidney transplantation...
December 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742267/efficacy-and-safety-of-eculizumab-in-adult-patients-with-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-a-single-center-experience-from-turkey
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Fusun Gediz, Bahriye Kadriye Payzin, Sertac Ecemis, Naile Güler, Asu Fergun Yilmaz, Fusun Topcugil, Afig Berdeli
INTRODUCTION: Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a thrombotic microangiopathy, which develops as a result of defective activity of the alternative complement pathway and excessive complement activation due to genetic or acquired factors. No satisfactory responses were obtained by plasmapheresis, corticosteroids and fresh frozen plasma (FFP) transfusion. However, promising results are obtained in recent years by eculuzimab treatment, which inhibits C5 activation. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy, safety and effect of eculizumab on quality of life of adult aHUS patients followed in our center...
September 30, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738765/orphan-drug-policies-and-use-in-pediatric-nephrology
#16
EDITORIAL
Diana Karpman, Peter Höglund
Orphan drugs designed to treat rare diseases are often overpriced per patient. Novel treatments are sometimes even more expensive for patients with ultra-rare diseases, in part due to the limited number of patients. Pharmaceutical companies that develop a patented life-saving drug are in a position to charge a very high price, which, at best, may enable these companies to further develop drugs for use in rare disease. However, is there a limit to how much a life-saving drug should cost annually per patient? Government interventions and regulations may opt to withhold a life-saving drug solely due to its high price and cost-effectiveness...
January 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725587/genetic-diagnosis-for-congenital-hemolytic-anemia
#17
Shouichi Ohga
Congenital hemolytic anemia is a group of monogenic diseases presenting with anemia due to increased destruction of circulating erythrocytes. The etiology of inherited anemia accounts for germline mutations of the responsible genes coding for the structural components of erythrocytes and extra-erythrocytes. The erythrocyte abnormalities are classified into three major disorders of red cell membrane defects, hemoglobinopathies, and red cell enzymopathies. The extra-erythrocyte abnormalities, typified by consumption coagulopathy and intravascular hemolysis, include Upshaw-Schulman syndrome and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome...
2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722136/a-case-of-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-associated-with-the-c-1273c-t-mutation-in-the-complement-c3-gene
#18
Hye Jeong Cho, Jung O Kim, Ji Young Huh, Yong Park, Myung-Gyu Kim, Doyeun Oh
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September 2016: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718086/serological-and-genetic-complement-alterations-in-infection-induced-and-complement-mediated-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Dineke Westra, Elena B Volokhina, Renate G van der Molen, Thea J A M van der Velden, Annelies Jeronimus-Klaasen, Joop Goertz, Valentina Gracchi, Eiske M Dorresteijn, Antonia H M Bouts, Mandy G Keijzer-Veen, Joanna A E van Wijk, Jaap A Bakker, Anja Roos, Lambert P van den Heuvel, Nicole C A J van de Kar
BACKGROUND: The role of complement in the atypical form of hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) has been investigated extensively in recent years. As the HUS-associated bacteria Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) can evade the complement system, we hypothesized that complement dysregulation is also important in infection-induced HUS. METHODS: Serological profiles (C3, FH, FI, AP activity, C3d, C3bBbP, C3b/c, TCC, αFH) and genetic profiles (CFH, CFI, CD46, CFB, C3) of the alternative complement pathway were prospectively determined in the acute and convalescent phase of disease in children newly diagnosed with STEC-HUS or aHUS...
October 7, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717414/overview-of-laboratory-testing-and-clinical-presentations-of-complement-deficiencies-and-dysregulation
#20
A Frazer-Abel, L Sepiashvili, M M Mbughuni, M A V Willrich
Historically, complement disorders have been attributed to immunodeficiency associated with severe or frequent infection. More recently, however, complement has been recognized for its role in inflammation, autoimmune disorders, and vision loss. This paradigm shift requires a fundamental change in how complement testing is performed and interpreted. Here, we provide an overview of the complement pathways and summarize recent literature related to hereditary and acquired angioedema, infectious diseases, autoimmunity, and age-related macular degeneration...
2016: Advances in Clinical Chemistry
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