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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538511/successful-treatment-of-transplantation-associated-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-with-eculizumab
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Daiichiro Hasegawa, Atsuro Saito, Nanako Nino, Suguru Uemura, Satoru Takafuji, Takehito Yokoi, Aiko Kozaki, Toshiaki Ishida, Keiichiro Kawasaki, Takahiro Yasumi, Naoki Sakata, Yasufumi Ohtsuka, Satoshi Hirase, Takeshi Mori, Noriyuki Nishimira, Mayumi Kusumoto, Yoshiharu Ogawa, Kenta Tominaga, Taku Nakagawa, Kyoko Kanda, Ryojiro Tanaka, Yoshiyuki Kosaka
We herein reported a 4-month-old boy with transplantation-associated atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (TA-aHUS) who was successfully treated with eculizumab. The patient diagnosed with type 3 of familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis underwent cord blood transplantation. After transplantation, he developed TA-aHUS, but plasma exchanges were unsuccessful. We identified deletions in CFH-related gene 1 (del-CFHR1) by the multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification testing procedure and CFH autoantibodies...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509134/two-cases-of-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-ahus-and-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-egpa-a-possible-relationship
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Mercedes Cao, Tamara Ferreiro, Bruna N Leite, Francisco Pita, Luis Bolaños, Francisco Valdés, Angel Alonso, Eduardo Vázquez, Juan Mosquera, María Trigás, Santiago Rodríguez
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare disease characterized by hemolysis, thrombocytopenia, and renal failure. It is related to genetic mutations of the alternative complement pathway and is difficult to differentiate from other prothrombotic microangiopathies. Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) (Churg-Strauss syndrome, CSS) is a systemic ANCA-associated vasculitis and a hypereosinophilic disorder where eosinophils seem to induce cell apoptosis and necrosis and therefore, vasculitis...
May 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508588/at-the-cross-section-of-thrombotic-microangiopathy-and-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-a-narrative-review-of-differential-diagnostics-and-a-problematization-of-nomenclature
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REVIEW
Alexander Åkesson, Eva Zetterberg, Jenny Klintman
Complement-mediated atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare disease associated with high mortality and morbidity. Renal biopsies often indicate thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). The condition is caused by an excessive activation of the alternative pathway leading to depositions of membrane attack complexes (MAC) on host cells. It may depend on mutations in complement components and regulatory proteins, or the formation of complement-specific antibodies. Mainly, an environmental trigger (e.g. infection) is needed for the excessive response to develop...
May 16, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502324/favorable-long-term-outcomes-of-isolated-liver%C3%A2-transplantation-in-a-child-with-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-caused-by-a%C3%A2-novel%C3%A2-complement-factor-h-mutation%C3%A2
#4
Heeyeon Cho, Yeonhee Lee
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare syndrome characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney injury that is usually caused by complement dysregulation. Complement factor H (CFH) is a regulator of the complement system produced in the liver, and CFH gene mutations are the most frequent causes of aHUS. To date, the therapeutic options for aHUS with CFH mutations have consisted of plasma infusions, plasma exchange, kidney transplantation, isolated liver transplantation, or combined liver and kidney transplantation...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501299/severe-hypertension-with-renal-thrombotic-microangiopathy-what-happened-to-the-usual-suspect
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Steven Van Laecke, Wim Van Biesen
Patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) and malignant hypertension can both present with concomitant hypertension and thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), rendering policy decisions complex. Timmermans et al. report that patients with severe hypertension and renal TMA might have unrecognized aHUS with underlying complement abnormalities. Based on this, they assert that all patients presenting with severe hypertension and renal TMA should be evaluated for aHUS. It remains uncertain whether this holds equally true for patients with malignant hypertension and renal TMA...
June 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458317/long-term-eculizumab-treatment-contributes-to-recovery-from-end-stage-renal-disease-caused-by-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Yuji Yamada, Ryohei Abe, Yutaka Okano, Yoshitaka Miyakawa
We experienced a favorable outcome in an adult case of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) after long-term eculizumab treatment. A 38-year-old Japanese man with a history of central retinal vein occlusion was admitted to our hospital with progressive dyspnea. He was found to have non-immune hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal failure two weeks after an episode of the common cold. Plasma exchange was ineffective; therefore, we initiated eculizumab after we excluded other thrombotic microangiopathies...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455885/an-extremely-rare-splice-site-mutation-in-the-gene-encoding-complement-factor-i-in-a-patient-with-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Tina S Ipe, Jooeun Lim, Meredith Anne Reyes, Mike Ero, Christopher Leveque, Bradley Lewis, Jamey Kain
BACKGROUND: Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare disease characterized by thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, and acute kidney failure. The disease is difficult to diagnose due to its similarity with other hematologic disorders, such as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). However, genetic mutations are found in 50-70% of patients with aHUS and can be useful in its diagnosis. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A 40-year-old male presented to our hospital with acute kidney injury, evidenced by high creatinine levels (8...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446488/eculizumab-in-a-child-with-atypical-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome-and-haemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-triggered-by-cytomegalovirus-infection
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Gloria M Fraga-Rodriguez, Sonia Brió-Sanagustin, Eulalia Turón-Viñas, Bradley P Dixon, Eduardo Carreras-González
We present the case of a 21-month-old girl with two rare and life-threatening conditions, atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS) and haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), triggered by a cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. Soon after admission, the girl became anuric and required continuous venovenous haemodiafiltration.Initial treatments included methylprednisolone, fibrinogen and plasma infusion (for HLH), plasmapheresis (for thrombotic microangiopathy), immunoglobulins (for inflammation), ganciclovir (for CMV infection) and the antibiotic cefotaxime...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442312/expert-statements-on-the-standard-of-care-in-critically-ill-adult-patients-with-atypical-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Elie Azoulay, Paul Knoebl, José Garnacho-Montero, Katerina Rusinova, Gennadii Galstian, Philippe Eggimann, Fekri Abroug, Dominique Benoit, Michael von Bergwelt-Baildon, Julia Wendon, Marie Scully
BACKGROUND: Atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS) presents similarly to thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), and other causes or conditions with thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) such as DIC or sepsis. Similarity in clinical presentation may hinder diagnosis and optimal treatment selection in the urgent setting in the ICU. However, there is currently no consensus on the diagnosis or treatment of aHUS for ICU specialists. This review aims to summarise available data on the diagnosis and treatment strategies of aHUS in the ICU in order to enhance the understanding of aHUS diagnosis and outcomes in patients managed in the ICU...
April 22, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439485/treatment-of-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-in-the-era-of-eculizumab
#10
Rawaa Ebrahem, Salam Kadhem, Quoc Truong
Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) is the triad of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA), thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney injury (AKI); the main cause of multi-organ failure is related to thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). Atypical HUS (aHUS) is a disease of uncontrolled complement activation associated with a high mortality rate and most cases progress to end-stage renal disease. About 50% of patients with this syndrome carry mutations in genes that encode complement proteins. Also, aHUS constitutes an over-activation of the complement pathway which is either inherited, acquired, or both...
March 23, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439081/long-lasting-neutralization-of-c5-by-sky59-a-novel-recycling-antibody-is-a-potential-therapy-for-complement-mediated-diseases
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Taku Fukuzawa, Zenjiro Sampei, Kenta Haraya, Yoshinao Ruike, Meiri Shida-Kawazoe, Yuichiro Shimizu, Siok Wan Gan, Machiko Irie, Yoshinori Tsuboi, Hitoshi Tai, Tetsushi Sakiyama, Akihisa Sakamoto, Shinya Ishii, Atsuhiko Maeda, Yuki Iwayanagi, Norihito Shibahara, Mitsuko Shibuya, Genki Nakamura, Takeru Nambu, Akira Hayasaka, Futa Mimoto, Yuu Okura, Yuji Hori, Kiyoshi Habu, Manabu Wada, Takaaki Miura, Tatsuhiko Tachibana, Kiyofumi Honda, Hiroyuki Tsunoda, Takehisa Kitazawa, Yoshiki Kawabe, Tomoyuki Igawa, Kunihiro Hattori, Junichi Nezu
Dysregulation of the complement system is linked to the pathogenesis of a variety of hematological disorders. Eculizumab, an anti-complement C5 monoclonal antibody, is the current standard of care for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). However, because of high levels of C5 in plasma, eculizumab has to be administered biweekly by intravenous infusion. By applying recycling technology through pH-dependent binding to C5, we generated a novel humanized antibody against C5, SKY59, which has long-lasting neutralization of C5...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424685/analysis-of-linear-antibody-epitopes-on-factor-h-and-cfhr1-using-sera-of-patients-with-autoimmune-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Eszter Trojnár, Mihály Józsi, Katalin Uray, Dorottya Csuka, Ágnes Szilágyi, Danko Milosevic, Vesna D Stojanović, Brankica Spasojević, Krisztina Rusai, Thomas Müller, Klaus Arbeiter, Kata Kelen, Attila J Szabó, György S Reusz, Satu Hyvärinen, T Sakari Jokiranta, Zoltán Prohászka
INTRODUCTION: In autoimmune atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), the complement regulator factor H (FH) is blocked by FH autoantibodies, while 90% of the patients carry a homozygous deletion of its homolog complement FH-related protein 1 (CFHR1). The functional consequence of FH-blockade is widely established; however, the molecular basis of autoantibody binding and the role of CFHR1 deficiency in disease pathogenesis are still unknown. We performed epitope mapping of FH to provide structural insight in the autoantibody recruitment on FH and potentially CFHR1...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419995/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-and-kidney-transplantation-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Sabrina Milan Manani, Grazia Maria Virzì, Anna Giuliani, Anna Clementi, Alessandra Brocca, Daniela Dissegna, Francesca Martino, Emanuele Stefano Giovanni d'Amore, Claudio Ronco
BACKGROUND: Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) can be triggered by Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection or it can be defined as atypical HUS (aHUS) if it is related to uncontrolled complement activation. aHUS is characterized by a high incidence of recurrence after kidney transplantation, and it can also occur de novo in transplant recipients. Eculizumab is used both to prevent and to treat aHUS following kidney transplantation. In this paper, we report our centre experience and we present 4 cases of HUS in patients who underwent kidney transplantation...
April 19, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416508/hus-and-atypical-hus
#14
T Sakari Jokiranta
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a thrombotic microangiopathy characterized by intravascular hemolysis, thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney failure. HUS is usually categorized as typical, caused by shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC) infection, atypical HUS (aHUS), usually caused by uncontrolled complement activation, or secondary HUS with a coexisting disease. In recent years, a general understanding of the pathogenetic mechanisms driving HUS has increased. Typical (i.e. STEC-HUS) follows a gastrointestinal infection with STEC, while aHUS is associated primarily with mutations or autoantibodies leading to dysregulated complement activation...
April 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391343/cost-effectiveness-of-eculizumab-treatment-after-kidney-transplantation-in-patients-with-atypical-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome
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Jan A J G van den Brand, Jacobien C Verhave, Eddy M Adang, Jack F M Wetzels
Background: Kidney transplantation in patients with atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS) is frequently complicated by recurrence of aHUS, often resulting in graft loss. Eculizumab prophylaxis prevents recurrence, improving graft survival. An alternative treatment strategy has been proposed where eculizumab is administered upon recurrence. We combined available evidence and performed a cost-effectiveness analysis of these competing strategies. Methods: A cost-effectiveness analysis using a decision analytical approach with Markov chain analyses was used to compare alternatives for aHUS patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD): (i) dialysis treatment, (ii) kidney transplantation, (iii) kidney transplantation with eculizumab therapy upon recurrence of aHUS, (iv) kidney transplantation with eculizumab induction consisting of 12 months of prophylaxis and (v) kidney transplantation with lifelong eculizumab prophylaxis...
January 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387984/practical-issues-in-using-eculizumab-for-children-with-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-in-the-acute-phase-a-review-of-4-patients
#16
Chikako Terano, Kenji Ishikura, Riku Hamada, Yasuhiro Yoshida, Wataru Kubota, Yusuke Okuda, Shunsuke Shinozuka, Ryoko Harada, Sunao Iyoda, Yoshihiro Fujimura, Yuko Hamasaki, Hiroshi Hataya, Masataka Honda
AIM: Recently eculizumab, a monoclonal antibody to C5, was found to improve the disease course of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) and has been recommended as the first line treatment by an international consensus guideline. However, several practical issues in the use of eculizumab for the acute phase of aHUS have yet to be resolved. METHODS: Children who received eculizumab with diagnosis of aHUS between March 2010 and December 2015 at Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center were enrolled...
April 7, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366510/controlling-the-anaphylatoxin-c5a-in-diseases-requires-a-specifically-targeted-inhibition
#17
Niels C Riedemann, Maria Habel, Jana Ziereisen, Marlen Hermann, Conny Schneider, Cyrill Wehling, Michael Kirschfink, Karim Kentouche, Renfeng Guo
The terminal complement split product C5a has been described as an important mediator in inflammatory diseases. C5a is generated upon cleavage of C5 and earlier research suggests that, besides the known C5 convertases formed upon activation of the complement pathways, various enzymes could activate C5 directly. We demonstrate that eculizumab effectively blocks C5 activation when mediated by C5-convertase formation, but fails to block C5a generation resulting from direct enzymatic cleavage by trypsin and thrombin...
March 30, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357591/development-and-pretesting-of-a-questionnaire-to-assess-patient-experiences-and-satisfaction-with-medications-pesam-questionnaire
#18
Merel L Kimman, Adrienne H Rotteveel, Marlies Wijsenbeek, Rémy Mostard, Nelleke C Tak, Xana van Jaarsveld, Marjolein Storm, Kioa L Wijnsma, Marielle Gelens, Nicole C A J van de Kar, Jack Wetzels, Carmen D Dirksen
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to develop, together with the Lung Foundation Netherlands and Dutch Kidney Patients Association, patients and clinicians, a measure to evaluate patient experiences with the orphan drugs pirfenidone (for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis [IPF]) and eculizumab (for atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome [aHUS]), as well as a generic measure of patient experiences and satisfaction with medications. METHODS: Development of the Patient Experiences and Satisfaction with Medications (PESaM) questionnaire consisted of four phases: literature review (phase I); focus groups and individual patient interviews (phase II); item generation (phase III); and face and content validity testing (phase IV)...
March 29, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347544/ocular-involvement-in-atypical-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome
#19
A Sampedro López, B Domínguez Moro, J M Baltar Martin, C Garcia Monteavaro, J J Barbón García
CASE REPORT: The case is presented of a young man with an atypical haemolytic-uraemic syndrome (aHUS), complicated with bilateral serous retinal detachment, cotton wool spots, and a branch artery occlusion. Treatment with plasmapheresis, haemodialysis and systemic eculizumab led to the blood and urine parameters returning to normal, as well as resolution of the retinal anomalies. Genetic analysis show both mutations in complement factor H and C3. DISCUSSION: Haemolytic-uraemic syndrome (HUS) is a thrombotic microangiopathy characterised by microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal failure...
March 24, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339660/eculizumab-in-secondary-atypical-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome
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Teresa Cavero, Cristina Rabasco, Antía López, Elena Román, Ana Ávila, Ángel Sevillano, Ana Huerta, Jorge Rojas-Rivera, Carolina Fuentes, Miquel Blasco, Ana Jarque, Alba García, Santiago Mendizabal, Eva Gavela, Manuel Macía, Luis F Quintana, Ana María Romera, Josefa Borrego, Emi Arjona, Mario Espinosa, José Portolés, Carolina Gracia-Iguacel, Emilio González-Parra, Pedro Aljama, Enrique Morales, Mercedes Cao, Santiago Rodríguez de Córdoba, Manuel Praga
Background.: Complement dysregulation occurs in thrombotic microangiopathies (TMAs) other than primary atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS). A few of these patients have been reported previously to be successfully treated with eculizumab. Methods.: We identified 29 patients with so-called secondary aHUS who had received eculizumab at 11 Spanish nephrology centres. Primary outcome was TMA resolution, defined by a normalization of platelet count (>150 × 10 9 /L) and haemoglobin, disappearance of all the markers of microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia (MAHA), and improvement of renal function, with a ≥25% reduction of serum creatinine from the onset of eculizumab administration...
March 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
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