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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515156/anti-glomerular-basement-membrane-disease
#1
Stephen P McAdoo, Charles D Pusey
Anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) disease is a rare small vessel vasculitis that affects the capillary beds of the kidneys and lungs. It is an archetypic autoimmune disease, caused by the development of directly pathogenic autoantibodies targeting a well characterized autoantigen expressed in the basement membranes of these organs, although the inciting events that induce the autoimmune response are not fully understood. The recent confirmation of spatial and temporal clustering of cases suggests that environmental factors, including infection, may trigger disease in genetically susceptible individuals...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513974/fecal-microbiota-transplantation-outcomes-in-immunocompetent-and-immunocompromised-patients-a-single-center-experience
#2
Sally Alrabaa, Ripal Jariwala, Kristen Zeitler, Jose Montero
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a major infectious disease focus for which fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has been used with success in various patient populations. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of FMT in immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients to review outcomes at our center, with a focus on identifying risk factors for FMT failure in solid organ transplant (SOT) patients. FMT was conducted using universal banked frozen stool via naso-duodenal tube in patients with recurrent CDI of 3 or more episodes per our institutional protocol...
May 17, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513810/epstein-barr-virus-encephalitis-in-solid-organ-transplantation
#3
Jillian S Y S Y, Zhi Mei Low, Iain Abbott, Lani Shochet, John Kanellis, Richard A Kitching, Tony M Korman
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is typically associated with post transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) after solid organ and stem cell transplantation. However, it is rarely associated with neurological complications. We report a case of severe encephalitis complicating primary EBV infection six months post renal transplantation, and review the literature on EBV encephalitis in solid organ transplantation in adults. A 55-year-old male presented 6 months post cadaveric renal transplant with headache, fever and confusion...
May 17, 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511545/fosfomycin-tromethamine-for-the-treatment-of-cystitis-in-abdominal-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-with-renal-dysfunction
#4
Luiza Kerstenetzky, Margaret R Jorgenson, Jillian L Descourouez, Glen Leverson, Warren E Rose, Robert R Redfield, Jeannina A Smith
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection (UTI) after abdominal solid organ transplantation (SOT) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Fosfomycin tromethamine (FOS), a uroselective antibiotic, is FDA approved for uncomplicated UTIs in women and is used off-label for complicated UTIs and prostatitis in men. Literature supporting the use of FOS in the SOT population is limited, and efficacy is questioned in the setting of renal dysfunction. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the success of FOS for the treatment of cystitis in SOT patients with renal dysfunction...
May 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505159/infectious-disease-ward-admission-positively-influences-p-jiroveci-pneumonia-pjp-outcome-a-retrospective-analysis-of-116-hiv-positive-and-hiv-negative-immunocompromised-patients
#5
Alessandra Ricciardi, Elisa Gentilotti, Luigi Coppola, Gaetano Maffongelli, Carlotta Cerva, Vincenzo Malagnino, Alessia Mari, Ambra Di Veroli, Federica Berrilli, Fabiana Apice, Nicola Toschi, David Di Cave, Saverio Giuseppe Parisi, Massimo Andreoni, Loredana Sarmati
P. jiroveci (Pj) causes a potentially fatal pneumonia in immunocompromised patients and the factors associated with a bad outcome are poorly understood. A retrospective analysis on Pj pneumonia (PjP) cases occurring in Tor Vergata University Hospital, Italy, during the period 2011-2015. The patients' demographic, clinical and radiological characteristics and the Pj genotypes were considered. The study population included 116 patients, 37.9% of whom had haematological malignancy or underwent haematological stem cell transplantation (HSCT), 22...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503733/long-term-safety-from-transmission-of-porcine-endogenous-retrovirus-after-pig-to-non-human-primate-corneal-transplantation
#6
Hyuk Jin Choi, Jiyeon Kim, Jae Young Kim, Hyun Ju Lee, Won Ryang Wee, Mee Kum Kim, Eung Soo Hwang
BACKGROUND: The risk of xenozoonosis mainly by porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV) has been considered as one of the main hurdles in xenotransplantation and therefore should be elucidated prior to the clinical use of porcine corneal grafts. Accordingly, an investigation was performed to analyze the infectivity of PERVs from porcine keratocytes to human cells, and the long-term risk of transmission of PERVs was determined using pig-to-non-human primate (NHP) corneal transplantation models...
May 14, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503555/surgical-options-for-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
#7
REVIEW
Kui Wang, Han Zhang, Yong Xia, Jian Liu, Feng Shen
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is the second most common primary liver cancer, accounting for 10-15% of primary hepatic malignancy. The incidence and cancer-related mortality of ICC continue to increase worldwide. At present, hepatectomy is still the most effective treatment for ICC patients to achieve long-term survival, although its overall efficacy may not be as good as that for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) due to the unique pathogenesis and clinical-pathological profiles of ICC. Viral infection, lithiasis and metabolic factors may all be associated with the pathogenesis of ICC...
April 2017: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502864/chagas-disease-in-europe-a-review-for-the-internist-in-the-globalized-world
#8
REVIEW
Spinello Antinori, Laura Galimberti, Roberto Bianco, Romualdo Grande, Massimo Galli, Mario Corbellino
Chagas disease (CD) or American trypanosomiasis identified in 1909 by Carlos Chagas, has become over the last 40years a global health concern due to the huge migration flows from Latin America to Europe, United States, Canada and Japan. In Europe, most migrants from CD-endemic areas are concentrated in Spain, Italy, France, United Kingdom and Switzerland. Pooled seroprevalence studies conducted in Europe show an overall 4.2% prevalence, with the highest infection rates observed among individuals from Bolivia (18...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500792/changing-trends-in-the-aetiology-treatment-and-outcomes-of-bloodstream-infection-occurring-in-the-first-year-after-solid-organ-transplantation-a-single-centre-prospective-cohort-study
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Isabel Oriol, Núria Sabé, Antonella F Simonetti, Laura Lladó, Anna Manonelles, Jose González, Fe Tubau, Jordi Carratalà
To analyse trends in the aetiology, treatment and outcomes of BSI within the first year post-transplant over the last 10-year period, we prospectively recorded all episodes of BSI occurring in SOT recipients during the first year post-transplant from 2007 to 2016. Trends of factors were analysed by 2-year periods. Of 475 consecutive episodes of BSI, 218 occurred within a year of SOT in 178 SOT recipients. Gram-positive BSI decreased over time (40.5% to 2.2%). In contrast, there was a steady increase in Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) BSI (54...
May 13, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500778/phaeohyphomycosis-due-to-exophiala-infections-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-case-report-and-literature-review
#10
Kate E Oberlin, Anna J Nichols, Rossana Rosa, Adriana Dejman, Adela Mattiazzi, Giselle Guerra, George W Elgart, Lilian M Abbo
This case report and literature review underscores the cutaneous presentations of phaeohyphomycosis in the solid organ transplant population. Increased cognizance with prompt identification is critical. The therapy and clinical outcomes of phaeohyphomycosis, caused by the Exophiala genus, in the solid organ transplant population is analyzed to examine optimal care. This review highlights the inherent difficulties in providing the appropriate duration of antifungal therapy to avoid relapsing infections in immunosuppressed patients...
May 13, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498230/high-frequency-of-neuroimaging-abnormalities-among-pediatric-patients-with-sepsis-who-undergo-neuroimaging
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Mary K Sandquist, Mark S Clee, Smruti K Patel, Kelli A Howard, Toni Yunger, Usha D Nagaraj, Blaise V Jones, Lin Fei, Sudhakar Vadivelu, Hector R Wong
OBJECTIVES: This study was intended to describe and correlate the neuroimaging findings in pediatric patients after sepsis. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Single tertiary care PICU. PATIENTS: Patients admitted to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center with a discharge diagnosis of sepsis or septic shock between 2004 and 2013 were crossmatched with patients who underwent neuroimaging during the same time period...
May 11, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497429/pathogenesis-and-fdg-pet-ct-findings-of-epstein-barr-virus-related-lymphoid-neoplasms
#12
REVIEW
Akira Toriihara, Reiko Nakajima, Ayako Arai, Masashi Nakadate, Koichiro Abe, Kazunori Kubota, Ukihide Tateishi
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is one of the most common viruses, infecting more than 90% of the adult population worldwide. EBV genome is detected in some lymphoid neoplasms. Not only their histopathological subtypes, but also their backgrounds and their clinical courses are variable. A number of B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders associated with the immunocompromised state are related to EBV infection. The incidences of these disorders have been increasing along with generalization of organ transplantations and use of immunosuppressive treatments...
May 11, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493630/clinical-outcomes-of-abo-and-hla-incompatible-kidney-transplantation-a-nationwide-cohort-study
#13
Eun Jeong Ko, Ji Hyun Yu, Chul Woo Yang, Byung Ha Chung
This was a nationwide cohort study to investigate the impact of anti-A/B and donor-specific anti-HLA (HLA-DSA) antibodies on the clinical outcomes in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). We classified a total of 1,964 KTRs into four groups: transplants from ABO-incompatible donors (ABOi, n=248); transplants in recipients with HLA-DSA (HLAi, n=144); transplants from combined ABOi and HLAi donors (ABOi+HLAi, n=31); and a control group for whom neither ABOi nor HLAi was applicable (CONT, n=1541). We compared the incidence of biopsy proven acute rejection (BPAR), allograft and patient survival rates...
May 11, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493615/why-we-need-fairer-allocation-rules-for-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-awaiting-a-liver-transplant
#14
Herold J Metselaar, Aad van den Berg, Minneke J Coenraad
The incidence of both cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is increasing worldwide, despite the current available effective therapy for HCV infection [1]. As liver transplantation is a potential curative option for many patients, the demand for liver transplantation is rising too. Unfortunately, the availability of cadaveric donor livers has remained stable over the years, leading to a widening of the gap between donor organ supply and demand and a higher waiting list mortality or removal rate. The current waiting list mortality and removal rate within Eurotransplant is respectively 18% and 4% [2]...
May 11, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493145/influence-of-the-recipient-body-mass-index-on-the-outcomes-after-kidney-transplantation
#15
Juliane Liese, Nils Bottner, Stefan Büttner, Alexander Reinisch, Guido Woeste, Markus Wortmann, Ingeborg A Hauser, Wolf Otto Bechstein, Frank Ulrich
PURPOSE: The relationship between the body mass index (BMI) of kidney transplant recipients and outcomes after kidney transplantation (KT) is not fully understood and remains controversial. We studied the influence of BMI on clinically relevant outcomes in kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: In this retrospective single-centre study, all patients who underwent kidney transplantation at our institution between January 2007 and December 2012 were included. Demographic data and BMI were correlated with the clinical course of the disease, rejection rates, delayed graft function rates, and graft and patient survival...
May 10, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492728/evaluation-of-the-predisposition-and-clinical-impact-of-bk-virus-replication-in-kidney-transplant-patients
#16
Elviani B Moura, Silvia V Petzhold, Augusto R Amaral, Luciane M Deboni, Paulo H C DE França
The BK virus (BKV) produces a subclinical kidney infection in immunocompetent individuals. However, viremia may occur in kidney transplant patients with ongoing immunosuppression. BKV-associated nephropathy (BKVN) has no specific treatment and is a leading cause of organ transplant loss. In this study, we evaluated the predisposition and the clinical impact of BKV replication in kidney transplant patients during post-transplant monitoring in a reference institution in Brazil. Demographic, clinical and laboratory data generated during routine outpatient follow-up were retrospectively collected...
May 4, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491889/infections-in-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-recipients-results-from-the-organ-transplant-infection-project-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
#17
Mindy G Schuster, Angela A Cleveland, Erik R Dubberke, Carol A Kauffman, Robin K Avery, Shahid Husain, David L Paterson, Fernanda P Silveira, Tom M Chiller, Kaitlin Benedict, Kathleen Murphy, Peter G Pappas
BACKGROUND: Infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Our object was to better define the epidemiology and outcomes of infections after HCT. METHODS: This was a prospective, multicenter cohort study of HCT recipients and conducted from 2006 to 2011. The study included 4 US transplant centers and 444 HCT recipients. Data were prospectively collected for up to 30 months after HCT using a standardized data collection tool...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491138/clinicohematological-and-cytogenetic-profile-of-myelodysplastic-syndromes-in-pakistan-compare-and-contrast
#18
Nida Anwar, Aisha Arshad, Muhammad Nadeem, Sana Khurram, Naveena Fatima, Sumaira Sharif, Saira Shan, Tahir Shamsi
BACKGROUND: Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are clonal stem cell disorders exhibiting cytopenias, ineffective hematopoiesis and morphological dysplasia. Bone marrow cytogenetics, inspite of being incorporated as mandatory tool in diagnosis are done less frequently due to limited availability of this technique in Pakistan. The aim of the study was to study baseline clinicohematological and cytogenetic characteristics of patients presenting with de novo MDS. RESULTS: A retrospective cross sectional study was done at National Institute of Blood Diseases and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan from 2010 to 2016...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489271/successful-treatment-of-kshv-inflammatory-cytokine-syndrome-kics-after-kidney-liver-transplant-correlations-with-hhv8-mirnome-and-specific-t-cell-response
#19
Alessandra Mularoni, Alessia Gallo, Giovanni Riva, Patrizia Barozzi, Monica Miele, Giovanni Cardinale, Giovanni Vizzini, Riccardo Volpes, Paolo Grossi, Daniele Di Carlo, Angelo Luca, Tommaso Trenti, Mario Luppi, Pier Giulio Conaldi
In post-transplant patients, HHV-8/KSHV infection is known to cause aggressive tumors, as well as severe non-neoplastic complications. These latter syndromes are driven by HHV-8/KSHV lytic reactivations and related hyper-inflammatory host responses, typically characterized by high viral loads, elevated levels of cytokines and other inflammation biomarkers, cytopenia, organ failure, high fever, and worsening conditions (with no evidence of B-cell neoplasias). These disorders are associated with a high mortality rate, often due to lack of prompt diagnosis, effective therapeutic approaches, and adequate follow up...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483716/prophylactic-donor-lymphocyte-infusion-dli-followed-by-minimal-residual-disease-and-graft-versus-host-disease-guided-multiple-dlis-could-improve-outcomes-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-patients-with-refractory-relapsed-acute-leukemia
#20
Chen-Hua Yan, Qi-Fa Liu, De-Pei Wu, Xi Zhang, Lan-Ping Xu, Xiao-Hui Zhang, Yu Wang, He Huang, Hai Bai, Fen Huang, Xiao Ma, Xiao-Jun Huang
Patients with refractory/relapsed acute leukemia who have received allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) are still at a high risk for relapse post-transplant. To investigate the impact of prophylactic donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) followed by minimal residual disease (MRD)-test and graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) guided multiple DLIs to prevent relapse and improve survival in patients with refractory/relapsed acute leukemia who received allo-HSCT. A multicenter prospective study was designed...
May 5, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
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