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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304212/use-of-echinocandin-prophylaxis-in-solid-organ-transplantation
#1
Maddalena Giannella, Shahid Husain, Faouzi Saliba, Pierluigi Viale
Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) are a major threat to patients undergoing solid organ transplantation (SOT). Owing to improvements in surgical techniques, immunosuppression therapy and antifungal prophylaxis, the incidence of IFIs has been decreasing in recent years. However, IFI-associated morbidity and mortality remain significant. Invasive candidiasis (IC) and aspergillosis (IA) are the main IFIs after SOT. Risk factors for IC and IA continue to evolve, and thus strategies for their prevention should be constantly updated and targeted to both individual patient risk factors and local epidemiology...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275111/clinical-impact-of-culture-positive-preservation-fluid-on-solid-organ-transplantation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
REVIEW
Isabel Oriol, N Sabé, C Tebé, M Veroux, I F S F Boin, J Carratalà
Contamination of the preservation fluid (PF) used for donated organs is a potential source of post-transplant infection. However, the information on this issue is scarce. We therefore conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the incidence of culture-positive PF and its impact on solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. Seventeen studies were identified and included. The overall incidence of culture-positive PF was 37% (95% CI: 27% to 49%), and the incidence of PF-related infections among SOT recipients with PF cultures that grew pathogenic microorganisms was 10% (95% CI: 7% to 15%)...
December 5, 2017: Transplantation Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250687/lymphoproliferative-disorder-in-a-twin-female-teenager-post-kidney-transplantation
#3
Raluca Isac, Rodica Costa, Dorela CodruŢa Lăzureanu, Cristina Ioana Olariu, Adriana Milena Muntean, Cornel Olimpiu Aldea, Gabriela Simona Doroş, Mihai Gafencu
Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is defined as a heterogeneous group of lymphoid and plasmocytic proliferations with variable malignant potential. They often arise in immunocompromised post solid organ transplant (SOT) patients linked with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. Clinical manifestations include fever, lymphadenopathy and organ involvement. Diagnosis of PTLD requires morphopathological tissue examination. Treatment of EBV-related PTLD in SOT patients includes immunosuppressive (IS) agents' reduction, use of antiviral medication, anti-B-lymphocyte antibodies and chemotherapy for high-risk patients...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232422/atypical-disseminated-herpes-zoster-management-guidelines-in-immunocompromised-patients
#4
Daniel J Lewis, Megan J Schlichte, Harry Dao
Reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) causes dermatomal herpes zoster (HZ) and more rarely severe disseminated HZ including diffuse rash, encephalitis, hepatitis, and pneumonitis. An atypical form of VZV infection, disseminated HZ has been described primarily in immunocompromised hosts. We report 2 cases of atypical disseminated HZ in immunocompromised patients presenting with diffuse, nondermatomal, vesicular eruptions. We also provide a review of the literature and summarize the current guidelines for the treatment and prophylaxis of HZ in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, solid organ transplantation (SOT), and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)...
November 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149964/chikungunya-infection-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients
#5
E S Girão, B G Rodrigues Dos Santos, E S do Amaral, P E G Costa, K B Pereira, A H de Araujo Filho, E B Hyppolito, M U Mota, L C B F Marques, C M Costa de Oliveira, S L da Silva, J H P Garcia, P F C B C Fernandes
BACKGROUND: Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an emerging mosquito-borne disease that causes acute febrile polyarthralgia and arthritis. CHIKV has spread rapidly to the Americas and, in Brazil, autochthonous cases are increasingly been reported. Solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients who travel to or live in CHIKV endemic areas are under high risk of acquiring the disease. Few data exist regarding the clinical characteristics of CHIKV infections in this population. We report the first case series of CHIKV infection in SOT recipients...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128021/respiratory-fungal-infections-in-solid-organ-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#6
REVIEW
Oveimar De La Cruz, Fernanda P Silveira
Respiratory fungal infections are associated with high morbidity and mortality in hematopoietic stem cell (HSCT) and solid organ (SOT) transplant recipients, and are caused primarily by molds. Aspergillus is the most common pathogen. The net state of immunosuppression plays a major role in the risk of respiratory fungal infections after transplantation. Clinical presentation can be atypical and diagnosis can be delayed due to low sensitivity of diagnostic methods or inability to obtain adequate specimens. Fungal infections in HSCT and SOT carry a higher risk of dissemination...
December 2017: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094463/severe-dermatophytosis-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-a-french-retrospective-series-and-literature-review
#7
Claire Rouzaud, Olivier Chosidow, Anabelle Brocard, Sylvie Fraitag, Anne Scemla, Dany Anglicheau, Jean-David Bouaziz, Nicolas Dupin, Marie-Elisabeth Bougnoux, Roderick Hay, Olivier Lortholary, Fanny Lanternier
OBJECTIVE: Severe dermatophytosis is described in immunocompromised patients with defective cellular immunity. We report here a large series and a literature review of severe dermatophytosis in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. METHOD: The data main source was a national French retrospective study of severe dermatophytosis in SOT recipients between 2010 and 2016. Inclusion criteria were the presence of dermatophytes in skin culture and one severity criteria: dermal invasion by dermatophytes (invasive dermatophytosis) or involvement of at least two body sites or >10% of body surface area (extensive dermatophytosis) RESULTS: Twelve patients were included (8 men, median age of 56 years [range: 33-71])...
November 2, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037296/tuberculosis-in-recipients-of-solid-organ-transplants-during-1995-2015-in-cali-colombia
#8
J F García-Goez, G A Munera, V Rojas, R Pacheco, J A Caylá, J M Miro
SETTING: Tuberculosis (TB) in solid-organ transplants (SOTs) is an important opportunistic infection associated with mortality and graft loss. SOT recipients carry a higher risk of contracting active TB than the general population. Clinical and radiographic presentations are non-specific, and sputum smear and culture have low yields. TB patients with SOTs require standard anti-tuberculosis treatment. However, rifampicin (RMP) use is associated with a 30% rate of acute graft rejection (AGR) and a 20% rate of transplant loss...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027383/immunological-prediction-of-cytomegalovirus-cmv-replication-risk-in-solid-organ-transplantation-recipients-approaches-for-regulating-the-targeted-anti-cmv-prevention-strategies
#9
REVIEW
Sang Hoon Han
The current cytomegalovirus (CMV) prevention strategies in solid organ transplantation (SOT) recipients have contributed towards overcoming the detrimental effects caused by CMV lytic infection, and improving the long-term success rate of graft survival. Although the quantification of CMV in peripheral blood is the standard method, and an excellent end-point for diagnosing CMV replication and modulating the anti-CMV prevention strategies in SOT recipients, a novel biomarker mimicking the CMV control mechanism is required...
September 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992290/invasive-fungal-disease-in-pediatric-solid-organ-transplant-recipients
#10
Shikha Saxena, Jerica Gee, Sarah Klieger, Adriana Kajon, Hans Petersen, Theoklis Zaoutis, Brian Fisher
Background: Solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients are at risk for invasive fungal disease (IFD). Data on IFD burden in pediatric patients are limited. We aimed to determine the incidence and outcome of IFD in a large cohort of pediatric patients who underwent SOT. Methods: A single-center cohort of pediatric patients who underwent SOT between 2000 and 2013 was assembled retrospectively. The patients were followed for 180 days after transplant or until death to determine the presence or absence of IFD...
June 15, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965834/epstein-barr-virus-lymphoproliferative-disease-after-solid-organ-transplantation
#11
REVIEW
Susan E Prockop, Anant Vatsayan
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) was the first identified human oncovirus and is also one of the most ubiquitous viral infections known with established infections in more than 90% of individuals by early adulthood. EBV establishes latency by controlling expression of the viral genome making it silent to immune surveillance. In immunocompetent individuals, up to 1% of circulating T cells are directed at maintaining control over EBV replication. In addition to being involved in oncogenesis of lymphoid and epithelial tumors in immune-competent individuals, loss of immune surveillance over EBV predisposes individuals to EBV malignancies...
September 28, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965331/post-transplant-viral-respiratory-infections-in-the-older-patient-epidemiology-diagnosis-and-management
#12
REVIEW
Nancy Law, Deepali Kumar
Organ and stem cell transplantation has been one of the greatest advances in modern medicine, and is the primary treatment modality for many end-stage diseases. As our population ages, so do the transplant recipients, and with that comes many new challenges. Respiratory viruses have been a large contributor to the mortality and morbidity of solid organ transplant (SOT) and hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients. Respiratory viruses are generally a long-term complication of transplantation and primarily acquired in the community...
October 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957844/human-metapneumovirus-infection-pneumonia-risk-factors-in-solid-organ-transplantation-patients-and-ct-findings
#13
Hyun Jung Koo, Han Na Lee, Sang Ho Choi, Heungsup Sung, Sang Young Oh, So Youn Shin, Hwa Jung Kim, Kyung-Hyun Do
BACKGROUND: Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is a newly detected pathogen which can cause lower respiratory tract disease. Clinical characteristics, computed tomography (CT) findings, and outcomes of HMPV pneumonia in solid organ transplantation (SOT) patients have not been well demonstrated. METHODS: Between January 2010 and February 2016, clinical and imaging findings of 59 patients receiving SOT (types of organ: 37 kidney, 16 liver, 4 heart and 2 pancreas and kidney) who had HMPV infection detected in nasopharyngeal or bronchoalveolar lavage by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction were retrospectively evaluated...
September 27, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941318/voriconazole-in-lung-transplant-recipients-how-worried-should-we-be
#14
EDITORIAL
Hrishikesh S Kulkarni, Chad A Witt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 23, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904437/cryptococcal-infection-in-transplant-kidney-manifesting-as-chronic-allograft-dysfunction
#15
C Agrawal, V Sood, A Kumar, V Raghavan
Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) are a significant cause of morbidity in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. Common causes among them are Aspergillus, Candida, and Cryptococcus. Antifungal prophylaxis has led to decrease in overall incidence of IFI; however, there is very little decline in the incidence of Cryptococcal infections of SOT recipients because effective prophylaxis is not available against this infectious agent. Spectrum of manifestation of Cryptococcal infection varies in immunocompetent and immunocompromised host with subclinical and self-limiting with lungs being the primary site in immunocompetent and central nervous system as the most common site in an immunocompromised host...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859257/cytomegalovirus-infection-management-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-across-european-centers-in-the-time-of-molecular-diagnostics-an-esgich-survey
#16
David Navarro, Rafael San-Juan, Oriol Manuel, Estela Giménez, Mario Fernández-Ruiz, Hans H Hirsch, Paolo Antonio Grossi, José María Aguado
BACKGROUND: Scant information is available about how transplant centers are managing their use of quantitative molecular testing (QNAT) assays for active cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection monitoring in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. The current study was aimed at gathering information on current practices in the management of CMV infection across European centers in the era of molecular testing assays. METHODS: A questionnaire-based cross-sectional survey study was conducted by the European Study Group of Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts (ESGICH) of the Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)...
December 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858185/lumbar-spine-fusion-surgery-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-is-associated-with-increased-medical-complications-and-mortality
#17
Raj Amin, Varun Puvanesarajah, Rabia Qureshi, Amit Jain, Khaled Kebaish, Frank Shen, Hamid Hassanzadeh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective database review OBJECTIVE.: To characterize the outcomes of solid organ transplant (SOT) patients following 1 or 2 level lumbar fusion surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Over the past decade advances in SOT patients have improved graft survival. As such, this patient population is increasingly eligible for elective surgery such as lumbar fusion procedures to improve mobility and quality of life. However, the outcomes of spine surgery in this population is not well defined...
August 29, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811074/management-of-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacilli-infections-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-set-gesitra-seimc-reipi-recommendations
#18
REVIEW
J M Aguado, J T Silva, M Fernández-Ruiz, E Cordero, J Fortún, C Gudiol, L Martínez-Martínez, E Vidal, L Almenar, B Almirante, R Cantón, J Carratalá, J J Caston, E Cercenado, C Cervera, J M Cisneros, M G Crespo-Leiro, V Cuervas-Mons, J Elizalde-Fernández, M C Fariñas, J Gavaldà, M J Goyanes, B Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, D Hernández, O Len, R López-Andujar, F López-Medrano, P Martín-Dávila, M Montejo, A Moreno, A Oliver, A Pascual, E Pérez-Nadales, A Román-Broto, R San-Juan, D Serón, A Solé-Jover, M Valerio, P Muñoz, J Torre-Cisneros
Solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients are especially at risk of developing infections by multidrug resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacilli (GNB), as they are frequently exposed to antibiotics and the healthcare setting, and are regulary subject to invasive procedures. Nevertheless, no recommendations concerning prevention and treatment are available. A panel of experts revised the available evidence; this document summarizes their recommendations: (1) it is important to characterize the isolate's phenotypic and genotypic resistance profile; (2) overall, donor colonization should not constitute a contraindication to transplantation, although active infected kidney and lung grafts should be avoided; (3) recipient colonization is associated with an increased risk of infection, but is not a contraindication to transplantation; (4) different surgical prophylaxis regimens are not recommended for patients colonized with carbapenem-resistant GNB; (5) timely detection of carriers, contact isolation precautions, hand hygiene compliance and antibiotic control policies are important preventive measures; (6) there is not sufficient data to recommend intestinal decolonization; (7) colonized lung transplant recipients could benefit from prophylactic inhaled antibiotics, specially for Pseudomonas aeruginosa; (8) colonized SOT recipients should receive an empirical treatment which includes active antibiotics, and directed therapy should be adjusted according to susceptibility study results and the severity of the infection...
July 26, 2017: Transplantation Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805270/histoplasmosis-in-transplant-recipients
#19
REVIEW
Kiran Gajurel, Reshika Dhakal, Stan Deresinski
Histoplasma capsulatum is a dimorphic fungus that most often causes asymptomatic infection in the immunocompetent population. In immunocompromised patients, including solid organ transplant (SOT) and hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients, however, it is likely to cause severe life-threatening infection. Post-transplant histoplasmosis (PTH) in SOT is uncommon with an incidence of ≤1% and is even rarer in HCT patients. The majority of PTH in SOT is diagnosed in the first 2 years following transplantation...
October 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751095/a-comprehensive-review-of-immunization-practices-in-solid-organ-transplant-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
#20
REVIEW
Pearlie P Chong, Robin K Avery
BACKGROUND: Vaccine-preventable diseases, especially influenza, varicella, herpes zoster, and invasive pneumococcal infections, continue to lead to significant morbidity and mortality in solid organ transplant (SOT) and hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients. METHODS: We highlight guideline recommendations for the use of key vaccines in SOT and HSCT recipients and to review the latest evidence and developments in the field. RESULTS: Physicians should vaccinate individuals with end-stage organ disease, as vaccine seroresponse rates are higher pretransplantation...
August 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
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