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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925576/is-there-an-increased-risk-of-cervical-neoplasia-in-atopic-dermatitis-patients-treated-with-oral-immunosuppressive-drugs
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F M Garritsen, R H M Verheijen, C G Gerestein, A D van Zuilen, J A F Oosterhaven, M van Dijk, C A F Bruijnzeel-Koomen, M L Schuttelaar, M S de Bruin-Weller
BACKGROUND: Oral immunosuppressive drugs are frequently prescribed in young women with atopic dermatitis (AD). Immunocompromised patients may have a higher risk of developing high risk HPV infections, CIN and cervical carcinoma. Most literature on patients using oral immunosuppressive drugs is available in organ transplant patients. Literature on the risk of developing cervical carcinoma in AD patients treated with oral immunosuppressive drugs is lacking. At this moment there is no clear guideline/consensus on this topic, but in daily practice, questions arise concerning whether this risk is increased and whether more intensive screening in women using immunosuppressive drugs should take place...
September 19, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924461/do-the-benefits-of-transplant-tourism-amongst-nigerian-patients-outweigh-the-risks-a-single-center-experience
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C O Amira, B T Bello
BACKGROUND: Transplant tourism (TT) is the term used to describe travel outside one's country of abode for the sole purpose of obtaining organ transplantation services. OBJECTIVE: This study describes the characteristics and outcomes of kidney transplant tourists who were followed up in our institution. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on patients who underwent kidney transplantation outside the country and were followed up in our institution from 2007 to 2015...
2017: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923655/coloduodenovesical-fistula-after-simultaneous-pancreas-kidney-transplant-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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A A Rahnemai-Azar, M Penna, S D Morrison, S C Rayhill, L Sibulesky, K A Muczynski, R Bakthavatsalam
BACKGROUND: Complicated diverticulitis after transplantation occurs in as many as 3.5% of cases and carries a 25% mortality rate. Diagnosis of complicated diverticulitis in this population can be challenging because of abnormal presentations caused by immunosuppression. Only 4 cases of fistulization after kidney transplantation are described in the literature; none occurred after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant. METHODS: We present a first case of a coloduodenovesical fistula in a patient 9 years after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923625/genitourinary-malignancies-in-transplant-or-dialysis-patients-the-frequency-of-two-newly-described-2016-world-health-organization-histopathologic-types
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A Billis, L L L Freitas, L B E Costa, I S Barreto, M A Asato, K S Araujo, D M Losada, A P Herculiani, G V B S Tabosa, B C Zaidan, G L P Oliveira, L Q A Bastos, R M Rocha
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to revise the histopathologic types of neoplasias in the genitourinary tract and determine the frequency of 2 new entities included in the 2016 book of World Health Organization classification of renal tumors. It is not established so far whether these 2 recently described tumors are the most frequent in association with end-stage kidney disease. METHODS: In a retrospective analysis, we revised the histopathologic type of 37 genitourinary tumors from 21 patients in dialysis and/or submitted to renal transplantation from 2003 to 2016 aiming to find the frequency of acquired cystic disease-associated renal cell carcinoma and clear cell papillary (tubulopapillary) renal cell carcinoma...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922286/nocardia-infections-in-solid-organ-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
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Julien Coussement, David Lebeaux, Claire Rouzaud, Olivier Lortholary
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Nocardia spp. is a gram-positive bacteria that may cause infections in humans. Nocardiosis has been described since the early years of transplantation. This review aims to provide an overview of present knowledge regarding posttransplant nocardiosis, with a focus on recent findings. RECENT FINDINGS: Nocardiosis is not rare among transplant recipients, especially after thoracic transplantation and/or in case of intense immunosuppressive regimen or use of tacrolimus...
September 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921781/valganciclovir-vgcv-followed-by-cytomegalovirus-cmv-hyperimmune-globulin-compared-to-vgcv-for-200-days-in-abdominal-organ-transplant-recipients-at-high-risk-for-cmv-infection-a-prospective-randomized-pilot-study
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James N Fleming, David J Taber, Nicole A Weimert, Satish Nadig, John W McGillicuddy, Charles F Bratton, Prabhakar K Baliga, Kenneth D Chavin
BACKGROUND: With the advent of effective antivirals against cytomegalovirus (CMV), use of CMV hyperimmune globulin has decreased. Although antiviral prophylaxis in patients at high risk for CMV is effective, many patients still have late infection, never developing antibodies sufficient to achieve immunity. Utilizing a combination of antiviral and CMV immunoglobulin G may allow patients to achieve immunity and decrease late CMV infections. METHODS: This was a prospective randomized, open-label, pilot study comparing valganciclovir (VGCV) prophylaxis for 200 days vs VGCV for 100 days followed by CMV HIG in abdominal transplant recipients at high risk for CMV...
September 16, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920169/diagnostic-value-of-strem-1-il-8-pct-and-crp-in-febrile-neutropenia-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation
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C S Michel, D Teschner, E M Wagner, M Theobald, Markus P Radsak
Infections and infectious complications are the major cause of morbidity and mortality in febrile neutropenic patients after autologous stem cell transplantation. Laboratory biomarkers are helpful for early identification of critically ill patients and optimal therapy management. Several studies in adult non-neutropenic patients proposed sTREM-1 as a superior biomarker for identification of septic patients as well as a predictor for survival in these patients compared with procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), or interleukin-8 (IL-8)...
September 17, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918445/pre-emptive-intestinal-transplant-the-surgeon-s-point-of-view
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REVIEW
Augusto Lauro, Ignazio R Marino, Kishore R Iyer
Pre-emptive transplantation is a well-established practice for certain types of end-organ failure such as in the use of kidney transplantation. For irreversible intestinal failure, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) remains the gold standard, due to the suboptimal long-term results of intestinal transplantation. As such, the only role for pre-emptive transplantation, if at all, will be for patients identified to be at high risk of complications and mortality while on definitive long-term TPN. In these patients, the timing of early listing and transplantation could become life-saving, taking into account that mortality on the waiting list is still the highest for intestinal candidates...
September 16, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915342/transplantation-of-solid-organ-recipients-shedding-epstein-barr-virus-dna-pretransplant-a-prospective-study
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Priya S Verghese, David O Schmeling, Emma A Filtz, Jennifer M Grimm, Arthur J Matas, Henry H Balfour
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) poses a significant threat to patient and graft survival posttransplant. We hypothesized that recipients who shed EBV at transplant had less immunologic control of the virus and hence were more likely to have active EBV infection and disease posttransplant. To test this hypothesis, we conducted a 5-year prospective study in primary solid organ transplant recipients. We measured EBV DNA in oral washes and blood samples by quantitative PCR before transplant and periodically thereafter for up to 4 years...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913908/provision-of-cellular-blood-components-to-cmv-seronegative-patients-undergoing-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-the-uk-survey-of-uk-transplant-centres
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S Morton, A Peniket, R Malladi, M F Murphy
OBJECTIVES: To identify current UK practice with regards to provision of blood components for cytomegalovirus (CMV)-seronegative, potential, allogeneic stem cell recipients of seronegative grafts. BACKGROUND: Infection with CMV remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (aSCT). CMV transmission has been a risk associated with the transfusion of blood components from previously exposed donors, but leucocyte reduction has been demonstrated to minimise this risk...
September 15, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912986/transmission-of-donor-derived-trypanosoma-cruzi-and-subsequent-development-of-chagas-disease-in-a-lung-transplant-recipient
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A B Corey, D Sonetti, J D Maloney, S P Montgomery, B L Rademacher, L J Taylor, J A Smith, R Striker
Donor infection status should be considered when accepting an organ for transplant. Here we present a case of Chagas disease developing after a lung transplant where the donor was known to be Trypanosoma cruzi antibody positive. The recipient developed acute Trypanosoma cruzi infection with reactivation after treatment. Chagas disease-positive donors are likely to be encountered in the United States; donor targeted screening is needed to guide decisions regarding organ transplant and posttransplant monitoring...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905470/outcomes-of-berlin-heart-excor-%C3%A2-pediatric-ventricular-assist-device-support-in-patients-with-restrictive-and-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Jennifer A Su, Jondavid Menteer
The outcomes of pediatric ventricular assist device support in patients with diastolic heart failure have not been well described. This study reviews the North American experience with Berlin Heart EXCOR(®) ventricular assist device implants in children with such physiology. The Berlin Heart clinical database was reviewed. Patients with primary diastolic dysfunction are included in this study. Twenty pediatric patients with restrictive cardiomyopathy (n = 13), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (n = 3), or congenital heart disease with restrictive physiology (n = 4) who were supported with EXCOR(®) were identified...
September 14, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905395/st-louis-encephalitis-virus-possibly-transmitted-through-blood-transfusion-arizona-2015
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Heather Venkat, Laura Adams, Rebecca Sunenshine, Elisabeth Krow-Lucal, Craig Levy, Tammy Kafenbaum, Tammy Sylvester, Kirk Smith, John Townsend, Melissa Dosmann, Hany Kamel, Roberto Patron, Matthew Kuehnert, Pallavi Annambhotla, Sridhar V Basavaraju, Ingrid B Rabe
BACKGROUND: St. Louis encephalitis virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that infrequently causes epidemic central nervous system infections. In the United States, blood donors are not screened for St. Louis encephalitis virus infection, and transmission through blood transfusion has not been reported. During September 2015, St. Louis encephalitis virus infection was confirmed in an Arizona kidney transplant recipient. An investigation was initiated to determine the infection source. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The patient was interviewed, and medical records were reviewed...
September 14, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904437/cryptococcal-infection-in-transplant-kidney-manifesting-as-chronic-allograft-dysfunction
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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/28904433/risk-factors-for-urinary-tract-infections-in-renal-allograft-recipients-experience-of-a-tertiary-care-center-in-hyderabad-south-india
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M V N L R Mohan, M Neeraja, S Sudhaharan, S B Raju, T Gangadhar, V Lakshmi
Renal transplantation is an effective and commonly performed procedure for end-stage renal disease. Urinary tract infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in renal transplant patients. As data on postrenal transplant urinary tract infections from the Indian subcontinent are limited, the present study was conducted to estimate the burden of urinary tract infections in this vulnerable group of patients. This was a prospective study on patients undergoing renal transplantation in 2014 at our tertiary hospital in South India with a follow-up of 2 years to evaluate the risk factors for urinary tract infections...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892898/atypical-presentation-of-isolated-cerebral-aspergillosis-in-a-renal-allograft-recipient
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Minaxi H Patel, Aruna V Vanikar, Himanshu V Patel, Rashmi D Patel
The immunosuppressive state in organ transplantation leads to infectious complications responsible for high mortality rate. Fungal infections account for 5% of all infections in Renal Transplantation (RT) recipients. Aspergillus species are filamentous fungi frequently causing fungal infections in RT recipients. Lungs and paranasal sinuses are the usual portal of entry from where it disseminates to other organs. Here, we are reporting a case of 14-year-old boy with RT from mother's kidney, who had atypical presentation of isolated cerebral aspergillosis at 19 months post-transplant without identified portal of entry...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890868/surgical-and-immune-reconstitution-murine-models-in-bone-marrow-research-potential-for-exploring-mechanisms-in-sepsis-trauma-and-allergy
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REVIEW
Pedro Xavier-Elsas, Renato Nunes Ferreira, Maria Ignez C Gaspar-Elsas
Bone marrow, the vital organ which maintains lifelong hemopoiesis, currently receives considerable attention, as a source of multiple cell types which may play important roles in repair at distant sites. This emerging function, distinct from, but closely related to, bone marrow roles in innate immunity and inflammation, has been characterized through a number of strategies. However, the use of surgical models in this endeavour has hitherto been limited. Surgical strategies allow the experimenter to predetermine the site, timing, severity and invasiveness of injury; to add or remove aggravating factors (such as infection and defects in immunity) in controlled ways; and to manipulate the context of repair, including reconstitution with selected immune cell subpopulations...
August 20, 2017: World Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890717/efficient-killing-of-murine-pluripotent-stem-cells-by-natural-killer-nk-cells-requires-activation-by-cytokines-and-partly-depends-on-the-activating-nk-receptor-nkg2d
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Carina Gröschel, Daniela Hübscher, Jessica Nolte, Sebastian Monecke, André Sasse, Leslie Elsner, Walter Paulus, Claudia Trenkwalder, Bojan Polić, Ahmed Mansouri, Kaomei Guan, Ralf Dressel
Natural killer (NK) cells play an important role as cytotoxic effector cells, which scan the organism for infected or tumorigenic cells. Conflicting data have been published whether NK cells can also kill allogeneic or even autologous pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) and which receptors are involved. A clarification of this question is relevant since an activity of NK cells against PSCs could reduce the risk of teratoma growth after transplantation of PSC-derived grafts. Therefore, the hypothesis has been tested that the activity of NK cells against PSCs depends on cytokine activation and specifically on the activating NK receptor NKG2D...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888133/rhesus-monkeys-for-a-nonhuman-primate-model-of-cytomegalovirus-infections
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REVIEW
Hannah L Itell, Amitinder Kaur, Jesse D Deere, Peter A Barry, Sallie R Permar
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is the leading opportunistic viral infection in solid organ transplant patients and is the most common congenitally transmitted pathogen worldwide. Despite the significant burden of disease HCMV causes in immunosuppressed patients and infected newborns, there are no licensed preventative vaccines or effective immunotherapeutic treatments for HCMV, largely due to our incomplete understanding of the immune correlates of protection against HCMV infection and disease. Though CMV species-specificity imposes an additional challenge in defining a suitable animal model for HCMV, nonhuman primate (NHP) CMVs are the most genetically related to HCMV...
September 6, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884991/acute-cardiac-disease-in-a-patient-with-hyper-ige-syndrome
#20
A Castilano, H Watti, A Abdulbaki, K Modi, J A Bocchini, S L Bahna
We describe the case of a 24-year-old male with hyper-IgE syndrome (HIES) which was diagnosed at 4 years of age and died from a very rare cardiac complication. He had typical clinical and laboratory manifestations of HIES, including total serum IgE as high as > 100,000 IU/mL. Stem cell transplantation was not available. During the 20-year follow-up, he suffered numerous various infections of the skin and deep organs, partial lung resection, as well as multiple bone fractures. At age 24, he developed acute decompensated heart failure associated with elevated serum troponin I and brain natriuretic protein...
September 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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