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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089099/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-invasive-fungal-infections-in-pediatric-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients-in-a-medical-center-in-taiwan
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Gu-Lung Lin, Hsiu-Hao Chang, Chun-Yi Lu, Chung-Ming Chen, Meng-Yao Lu, Ping-Ing Lee, Shiann-Tarng Jou, Yung-Li Yang, Li-Min Huang, Luan-Yin Chang
BACKGROUND: Invasive fungal infection (IFI) causes significant morbidity and mortality in patients with hematological malignancies, especially those with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), recurrent acute leukemia, high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The study aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics and outcome of IFIs in pediatric AML patients in a medical center in Taiwan. METHODS: We performed retrospective chart reviews...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088461/changes-in-the-prevalence-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-and-alcoholic-liver-disease-among-patients-with-cirrhosis-or-liver-failure-on-the-waitlist-for-liver-transplantation
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David Goldberg, Ivo C Ditah, Kia Saeian, Mona Lalehzari, Andrew Aronsohn, Emmanuel C Gorospe, Michael Charlton
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Concurrent to development of more effective drugs for treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV), infection, there has been an increase in the incidence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Data indicate that liver transplantation prolongs survival times of patient with acute hepatitis associated with alcoholic liver disease (ALD). We compared data on disease prevalence in the population with data from liver transplantation waitlists to evaluate changes in the burden of liver disease in the United States...
January 11, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077585/humanized-mice-reproduce-acute-and-persistent-human-adenovirus-infection
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Estefanía Rodríguez, Wing Hang Ip, Viktoria Kolbe, Kristin Hartmann, Gundula Pilnitz-Stolze, Nilgün Tekin, Sergio Gómez-Medina, César Muñoz-Fontela, Susanne Krasemann, Thomas Dobner
Severe human adenovirus (HAdV) infections are an increasing threat for immunosuppressed individuals, particularly those who have received stem cell transplants. It has been previously hypothesized that severe infections might be due to reactivation of a persistent infection, but this hypothesis has been difficult to test owing to the lack of a permissive in vivo model of HAdV infection. Here we established a humanized mouse model that reproduces features of acute and persistent HAdV infection. In this model, acute infection correlated with high mortality, weight loss, liver pathology, and expression of viral proteins in several organs...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077504/influence-of-history-of-cannabis-smoking-in-selected-donors-on-the-outcomes-of-lung-transplantation
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Prashant N Mohite, Mohamed Zeriouh, Diana G Sáez, Aron-Frederik Popov, Anton Sabashnikov, Bartlomiej Zych, Ashok Padukone, Levente Fazekas, Olga Ananiadou, Fabio De Robertis, Simona Soresi, Anna Reed, Martin Carby, André R Simon
OBJECTIVES: Cannabis is the most commonly abused illicit drug and the smokers are at the risk of lung infections, bullous emphysema and lung cancer. However, no evidence about the outcomes of lung transplantation (LTx) utilizing the lungs from such donors is available in the literature. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed lung 'organ offers' and LTx at our centre between January 2007 and November 2013. The outcomes of LTx utilizing lungs from donors with a history of cannabis smoking were compared with the outcomes of those with no such history using unadjusted model as well as propensity score matching...
January 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077132/foxn1-deficient-nude-severe-combined-immunodeficiency
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REVIEW
Ioanna A Rota, Fatima Dhalla
Nude severe combined immunodeficiency is a rare inherited disease caused by autosomal recessive loss-of-function mutations in FOXN1. This gene encodes a transcription factor essential for the development of the thymus, the primary lymphoid organ that supports T-cell development and selection. To date nine cases have been reported presenting with the clinical triad of absent thymus resulting in severe T-cell immunodeficiency, congenital alopecia universalis and nail dystrophy. Diagnosis relies on testing for FOXN1 mutations, which allows genetic counselling and guides therapeutic management...
January 11, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067969/disseminated-acanthamoeba-infection-in-a-heart-transplant-recipient-treated-successfully-with-a-miltefosine-containing-regimen-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Max N Brondfield, Michael J A Reid, Rachel L Rutishauser, Jennifer R Cope, Jevon Tang, Jana M Ritter, Almea Matanock, Ibne Ali, Sarah B Doernberg, Alexandra Hilts-Horeczko, Teresa DeMarco, Liviu Klein, Jennifer M Babik
Disseminated acanthamoebiasis is a rare, often fatal, infection most commonly affecting immunocompromised patients. We report a case involving sinuses, skin, and bone in a 60-year-old woman 5 months after heart transplantation. She improved with a combination of flucytosine, fluconazole, miltefosine, and decreased immunosuppression. To our knowledge, this is the first case of successfully treated disseminated acanthamoebiasis in a heart transplant recipient and only the second successful use of miltefosine for this infection among solid organ transplant recipients...
January 9, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066999/transplant-infectious-diseases-a-review-of-the-scientific-registry-of-transplant-recipients-published-data
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Camille N Kotton, Shirish Huprikar, Deepali Kumar
The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) serves to collect data on organ transplants done in the United States. Although the infectious diseases data are limited and include mostly pretransplant serologies and other non-specific infection related outcomes, such multicenter data collection allows for insightful national data and the ability to monitor trends over time. We reviewed the published concise reports for each organ type in SRTR reports containing data from 2005-2014, and summarized our findings with respect to cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein-Barr virus, posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), human immunodefiency virus (HIV), general infection, and prophylaxis...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065838/current-results-and-future-research-priorities-in-late-effects-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-hct-for-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-and-thalassemia-a-consensus-statement-from-the-second-pediatric-blood-and-marrow-transplant-consortium-international
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Shalini Shenoy, Emanuele Angelucci, Staci D Arnold, K Scott Baker, Monica Bhatia, Dorine Bresters, Andrew C Dietz, Josu De La Fuente, Christine Duncan, Javid Gaziev, Allison A King, Michael A Pulsipher, Angela Smith, Mark C Walters
Sustained donor engraftment after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) converts to healthy donor hemoglobin synthesis and halts disease symptoms in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) and thalassemia major. A disease free survival probability that exceeds 90% has been reported when HCT using an HLA-matched sibling donor is performed in young patients with low risk disease or treatment related risk factors. Alternate donor HCT and HCT in adults is performed infrequently due to a higher risk profile...
January 5, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065627/revision-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasties-after-solid-organ-transplant
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Cameron K Ledford, Joseph M Statz, Brian P Chalmers, Kevin I Perry, Arlen D Hanssen, Matthew P Abdel
BACKGROUND: As solid organ transplant (SOT) patients' survival improves, the number undergoing total hip (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is increasing. Accordingly, the number of revision procedures in this higher-risk group is also increasing. The goals of this study were to identify the most common failure mechanisms, associated complications, clinical outcomes, and patient survivorship of SOT patients after revision THA or TKA. METHODS: A retrospective review identified 39 revision procedures (30 revision THAs and 9 revision TKAs) completed in 37 SOT patients between 2000 and 2013...
December 11, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060441/successful-treatment-of-donor-derived-hepatitis-c-infection-in-a-lung-transplant-recipient
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Nicole Theodoropoulos, Bryan A Whitson, Stanley I Martin, Stephanie Pouch, Amy Pope-Harman
Data are limited regarding the use of direct-acting antivirals for treatment of hepatitis C infection post lung transplant, especially in a donor-derived infection. We present a case of a lung transplant recipient with donor-derived hepatitis C that was successfully treated with a 12-week regimen of simeprevir and sofosbuvir. This case reiterates the importance of screening recipients of increased-risk donor organs for disease transmission and the value of early therapy. This article is protected by copyright...
January 6, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059612/fecal-microbial-transplantation-as-a-therapeutic-option-in-patients-colonized-with-antibiotic-resistant-organisms
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Michael Laffin, Braden Millan, Karen L Madsen
Despite increasing interest in fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), its full therapeutic potential has yet to be determined. Since its increase in popularity, FMT has been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of both Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and its recurrent form. Interest in FMT now expands well beyond the treatment of CDI to other processes with known associations to the microbiota such as antibiotic resistant infections, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), hepatic encephalopathy, neuropsychiatric disorders, and metabolic disease...
January 6, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059091/identification-of-distinct-subgroups-of-ebv-positive-post-transplant-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Julie Morscio, Julio Finalet Ferreiro, Sara Vander Borght, Emilie Bittoun, Olivier Gheysens, Daan Dierickx, Gregor Verhoef, Iwona Wlodarska, Thomas Tousseyn
Post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder is an aggressive complication of transplantation, most frequently of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma morphology and associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection/reactivation. In this study the microenvironment of EBV(+) (n=23) and EBV(-) (n=9) post-transplant non-germinal center B-cell diffuse large B-cell lymphoma was characterized. Of EBV(+) cases somatic hypermutation analysis, gene expression profiling, and extensive phenotyping were performed. Our results demonstrated variable cytotoxic T-cell infiltration and significantly increased CD163(+) M2 macrophage infiltration in EBV(+) compared with EBV(-) post-transplant diffuse large B-cell lymphoma...
January 6, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052486/impact-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-on-90-day-mortality-following-a-first-liver-transplantation
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Eric Levesque, Audrey Winter, Zaid Noorah, Jean-Pierre Daurès, Paul Landais, Cyrille Feray, Daniel Azoulay
BACKGROUND: Acute-On-Chronic Liver Failure (ACLF) is associated with a significant short-term mortality rate (23% to 74%), depending on the number of organ failures. Some patients present with ACLF at the time of liver transplantation (LT). The aim of this study was to assess whether ACLF was also a prognostic factor after LT and, if applicable, to construct a score that could predict 90-day mortality. METHODS: Three hundred and fifty cirrhotic patients, who underwent LT between January 2008 and December 2013, were enrolled...
January 4, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049637/low-immunosuppressive-burden-after-hla-matched-related-or-unrelated-bmt-using-post-transplantation-cyclophosphamide
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Christopher G Kanakry, Javier Bolaños-Meade, Yvette L Kasamon, Marianna Zahurak, Nadira Durakovic, Terry Furlong, Marco Mielcarek, Marta Medeot, Ivana Gojo, B Douglas Smith, Jennifer A Kanakry, Ivan M Borrello, Robert A Brodsky, Douglas E Gladstone, Carol Ann Huff, William H Matsui, Lode J Swinnen, Kenneth R Cooke, Richard F Ambinder, Ephraim J Fuchs, Marcos J de Lima, Borje S Andersson, Ravi Varadhan, Paul V O'Donnell, Richard J Jones, Leo Luznik
The intensive and prolonged immunosuppressive therapy required to prevent or treat graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after allogeneic blood or marrow transplantation (alloBMT) puts patients at substantial risk for life-threatening infections, organ toxicity, and disease relapse. Post-transplantation cyclophosphamide (PTCy) can function as single-agent GVHD prophylaxis after myeloablative, HLA-matched-related (MRD) or HLA-matched-unrelated (MUD) T-cell-replete bone marrow allografting, obviating the need for additional prophylactic immunosuppression...
January 3, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044415/modulation-of-alloimmune-response-by-commensal-gut-microbiota-and-potential-new-avenues-to-influence-the-outcome-of-allogeneic-transplantation-by-modification-of-the-gut-culture
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REVIEW
S Kanangat
Host defence response against microbial infections was the foundation for the Science of Immunology. Now, we know the mechanisms of such host defence which include innate immune responses that is generally nonspecific but effective in many cases and lead to more specific responses called adaptive immune response. The gene loci of class I, II and III of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) play a major role in directing the adaptive immune responses by presenting processed antigens to T and B cells to induce appropriate antigen-specific cellular and or humoral immune responses...
January 3, 2017: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039960/preventive-strategies-against-cytomegalovirus-and-incidence-of-%C3%AE-herpesvirus-infections-in-olid-organ-transplant-recipients-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Cecilia Martin-Gandul, Susanne Stampf, Delphine Héquet, Nicolas J Mueller, Alexia Cusini, Christian van Delden, Nina Khanna, Katia Boggian, Cédric Hirzel, Paola Soccal, Hans H Hirsch, Manuel Pascual, Pascal Meylan, Oriol Manuel
We assessed the impact of antiviral preventive strategies on the incidence of herpes-simplex virus (HSV) and varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infections in a nationwide cohort of transplant recipients. Risk factors for the development of HSV/VZV infection were assessed by Cox PH regression. We included 2781 patients (56% kidney, 20% liver, 10% lung, 7.3% heart, 6.7% others). Overall, 1264 (45%) patients received antiviral prophylaxis [(val)ganciclovir (n=1126) or (val)acyclovir (n=138)]. Incidences for HSV and VZV infections were 28...
December 31, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039510/surgical-strategies-in-short-bowel-syndrome
#17
REVIEW
Michael E Höllwarth
Extensive loss of small bowel in all age groups has significant morbidity and mortality consequences. Despite the astonishing ability of the small bowel to compensate for an extensive loss, long-term parenteral nutrition and enteral nutrition, tailored to the need of the patients in relation to the missing intestinal regions is needed. Organ-preserving surgical intervention becomes necessary in patients with a very short intestinal transit time and in an other group of patients with impaired propulsive peristalsis...
December 30, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031550/bug-smash-bug-splash-a-case-report-of-an-unusual-transmission-of-american-trypanosomiasis-with-a-brief-review-of-the-literature
#18
Rafael Hernán Navarrete-Sandoval, Maximiliano Servín-Rojas
BACKGROUND Chagas disease is a chronic parasitosis transmitted by the inoculation of infected triatomine feces into wounds or conjunctival sac, transfusion, congenitally, organ transplantation, and ingestion of contaminated food. The disease is classified into an acute and chronic phase; the latter is a life-long infection that can be asymptomatic or progress to cardiac or digestive complications. CASE REPORT We report a case of acute-phase Chagas disease, transmitted by the splash of gut content from an infected triatomine into the conjunctival mucosa...
December 29, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030755/epidemiology-of-infections-following-haploidentical-peripheral-blood-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Michael Slade, Scott Goldsmith, Rizwan Romee, John F DiPersio, Erik R Dubberke, Peter Westervelt, Geoffrey L Uy, Steven J Lawrence
BACKGROUND: The use of T-cell replete haploidentical hematopoietic cell transplant (haplo-HCT) has increased substantially since the introduction of post-transplant cyclophosphamide (PTCy) regimens. Limited data exist concerning infectious complications of haplo-HCT utilizing mobilized peripheral blood (PB) hematopoietic cells. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included all adult patients at our institution undergoing PB haplo-HCT with PTCy between June 2009 and June 2015...
November 7, 2016: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029575/use-of-sirolimus-in-pediatric-heart-transplant-patients-a-multi-institutional-study-from-the-pediatric-heart-transplant-study-group
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Joseph W Rossano, John L Jefferies, Elfriede Pahl, David C Naftel, Elizabeth Pruitt, Kathy Lupton, William J Dreyer, Richard Chinnock, Gerard Boyle, William T Mahle
BACKGROUND: Proliferation signal inhibitors, such as sirolimus, are increasingly used in solid-organ transplantation. However, limited data exist on sirolimus-treated pediatric patients. We aimed to describe sirolimus use in pediatric heart transplant patients and test the hypothesis that sirolimus use is associated with improved outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review and propensity-matched analysis of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study database was performed on patients undergoing primary heart transplantation from 2004 to 2013 with at least 1 year of follow-up comparing patients treated vs not treated with sirolimus at 1 year after transplant...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
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