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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100494/quantification-of-bk-virus-standards-by-quantitative-real-time-pcr-and-droplet-digital-pcr-is-confounded-by-multiple-virus-populations-in-the-who-bkv-international-standard
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Allen C Bateman, Alexander L Greninger, Ederlyn E Atienza, Ajit P Limaye, Keith R Jerome, Linda Cook
BACKGROUND: The WHO recently released a BK virus (BKV) international standard. This study evaluated the WHO international standard and commercially available BKV standards by quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) and droplet digital PCR (ddPCR). METHODS: WHO, Exact Diagnostics, Acrometrix, and Zeptometrix BKV standards were tested by qPCR and ddPCR. Two preparations of NIST BKV clones were also tested. Nucleic acid was extracted with the Roche MP96 and MPLC, followed by quantification in duplicate...
January 18, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073178/polyclonal-and-monoclonal-antibodies-for-induction-therapy-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#2
REVIEW
Penny Hill, Nicholas B Cross, A Nicholas R Barnett, Suetonia C Palmer, Angela C Webster
BACKGROUND: Prolonging kidney transplant survival is an important clinical priority. Induction immunosuppression with antibody therapy is recommended at transplantation and non-depleting interleukin-2 receptor monoclonal antibodies (IL2Ra) are considered first line. It is suggested that recipients at high risk of rejection should receive lymphocyte-depleting antibodies but the relative benefits and harms of the available agents are uncertain. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to: evaluate the relative and absolute effects of different antibody preparations (except IL2Ra) when used as induction therapy in kidney transplant recipients; determine how the benefits and adverse events vary for each antibody preparation; determine how the benefits and harms vary for different formulations of antibody preparation; and determine whether the benefits and harms vary in specific subgroups of recipients (e...
January 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053213/calibration-of-bk-virus-nucleic-acid-amplification-testing-to-the-1st-who-international-standard-for-bk-virus
#3
Susanna K Tan, Stephen Milligan, Malaya K Sahoo, Nathaniel Taylor, Benjamin A Pinsky
Significant inter-assay variability in the quantification of BK virus (BKV) DNA precludes establishing broadly applicable thresholds for the management of BKV infection in transplantation. The 1(st) WHO International Standard for BKV (primary standard) was introduced in 2016 as a common calibrator to improve the harmonization of BKV nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT) and allow comparison of biological measurements worldwide. Here we discuss the evaluation of the Altona RealStar® BKV assay (Altona) and calibration of results to the International Unit (IU) using the Exact Diagnostics® BKV Verification Panel, a secondary standard traceable to the primary standard...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039910/bk-polyomavirus-genomic-integration-and-large-t-antigen-expression-evolving-paradigms-in-human-oncogenesis
#4
Daniel J Kenan, Piotr A Mieczkowski, Eva Latulippe, Isabelle Côté, Harsharan K Singh, Volker Nickeleit
Human polyomaviruses are ubiquitous, with primary infections typically occurring during childhood and subsequent latency that may last a lifetime. Polyomavirus-mediated disease has been described in immunocompromised patients; its relationship to oncogenesis is poorly understood. Here we present deep sequencing data from a high grade BK virus-associated tumor expressing large T antigen. The carcinoma arose in a kidney allograft six years after transplantation. We identified a novel genotype-1a BK polyomavirus (termed "Chapel Hill BK polyomavirus-2″) that was integrated into the BRE gene in chromosome 2 of tumor cells...
December 31, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007703/immunohistochemistry-is-rarely-justified-for-the-diagnosis-of-viral-infections
#5
Isaac H Solomon, Jason L Hornick, Alvaro C Laga
OBJECTIVES: To determine the utility of immunohistochemistry (IHC) for the diagnosis of viral infections in surgical pathology specimens lacking characteristic viral cytopathic effects. METHODS: Five years of cases at an academic medical center were reviewed for the use of IHC to detect cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2), varicella zoster virus (VZV), adenovirus, or polyomavirus (ie, BK or JC). RESULTS: In total, 1,636 viral IHC stains were ordered on 1,099 specimens from 957 cases...
December 21, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938318/incisional-infections-after-renal-transplant-outcome-data-from-238-consecutive-recipients
#6
Demetrios Moris, Spyridon Davakis, Kiriaki Kakavia, John Bokos, Spyridon Vernadakis, Konstantinos Diles, Georgios Sotirchos, Alexandros Barlas, Mina Psychogiou, Georgios Zavos
OBJECTIVES: Surgical incision infections, along with urinary tract infections, are among the most common infective complications after kidney transplant. The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate the incidence and predisposing factors of surgical incision infection development in renal transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2015, there were 238 consecutive kidney transplant procedures performed in our unit. Of these, 146 patients received deceased donor kidney allografts and 92 had transplants from living related donors...
December 12, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932159/fulminant-clostridium-perfringens-sepsis-in-kidney-transplant-a-case-report
#7
P Mihaylov, J A Powelson, W C Goggins
BACKGROUND: Infections, particularly urinary tract infections, and cardiovascular accidents are the main causes of morbidity and mortality during the 1st year after kidney transplantation (KT). Bacteria and viruses, such as Escherichia coli, Enteroccoci, and Polyoma BK virus are common in the 1st 6 months, so they are controlled routinely. On the other hand, Clostridium perfringens infection is a rare life-threatening condition, associated with a high mortality rate especially in the transplant population, that is not controlled routinely...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919133/-significance-of-urological-surgical-treatment-for-viral-hemorrhagic-cystitis-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#8
Kazuhiro Kurosawa, Shinji Urakami, Kazuya Ishiwata, Jinpei Miyagawa, Kazushige Sakaguchi, Masashi Fujioka, Hirokatsu Murata, Naoko Inoshita, Shuichi Taniguchi, Toshikazu Okaneya
This study investigated the significance of urological surgical intervention for viral hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). A total of 1, 024 patients underwent allo-HSCT at our medical center between January 2006 and July 2014. In the 6 patients (0.58%) who required urological surgical treatment for viral HC, we retrospectively analyzed patient characteristics and outcomes. Two patients underwent nephrostomy for bilateral hydronephrosis due to bladder tamponade...
November 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872831/outcomes-of-renal-transplant-recipients-with-bk-virus-infection-and-bk-virus-surveillance-in-the-auckland-region-from-2006-to-2012
#9
Chun-Yuan Hsiao, Helen L Pilmore, Lifeng Zhou, Janak R de Zoysa
AIM: To evaluate incidence, risk factors and treatment outcome of BK polyomavirus nephropathy (BKVN) in a cohort of renal transplant recipients in the Auckland region without a formal BK polyomavirus (BKV) surveillance programme. METHODS: A cohort of 226 patients who received their renal transplants from 2006 to 2012 was retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Seventy-six recipients (33.6%) had a BK viral load (BKVL) test and 9 patients (3.9%) developed BKVN...
November 6, 2016: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862417/ureteral-stent-placement-and-immediate-graft-function-are-associated-with-increased-risk-of-bk-viremia-in-the-first-year-after-kidney-transplantation
#10
Joseph G Maliakkal, Daniel C Brennan, Charles Goss, Timothy A Horwedel, Howard Chen, Dennis K Fong, Nikhil Agarwal, Jie Zheng, Kenneth B Schechtman, Vikas R Dharnidharka
Ureteral stent (UrSt) placement has been shown to be a significant independent risk factor for BK viruria, viremia, and BK virus nephropathy. We assessed whether this observation could be validated at our high volume kidney transplant center that has had a strong historical focus on BK virus nephropathy detection. We performed a retrospective case-control study of adults receiving a kidney-only transplant and followed for 1 year between 2004 and 2011 with uniform immunosuppression and use of blood BK virus PCR screening protocol...
November 18, 2016: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854236/correlation-of-bk-virus-neutralizing-serostatus-with-the-incidence-of-bk-viremia-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#11
Johanna R Abend, Marguerite Changala, Atul Sathe, Fergal Casey, Amy Kistler, Sindhu Chandran, Abigail Howard, David Wojciechowski
BACKGROUND: BK virus (BKV)-associated nephropathy is the second leading cause of graft loss in kidney transplant recipients. Due to the high prevalence of persistent infection with BKV in the general population, it is possible that either the transplant recipient or donor may act as the source of virus resulting in viruria and viremia. Although several studies suggest a correlation between donor-recipient serostatus and the development of BK viremia, specific risk factors for BKV-related complications in the transplant setting remain to be established...
June 1, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826043/the-interaction-between-human-papillomavirus-and-other-viruses
#12
REVIEW
J T Guidry, R S Scott
The etiological role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in anogenital tract and head and neck cancers is well established. However, only a low percentage of HPV-positive women develop cancer, indicating that HPV is necessary but not sufficient in carcinogenesis. Several biological and environmental cofactors have been implicated in the development of HPV-associated carcinoma that include immune status, hormonal changes, parity, dietary habits, tobacco usage, and co-infection with other sexually transmissible agents...
November 5, 2016: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805505/challenges-for-renal-retransplant-an-overview
#13
Mohamed Adel Bakr, Ahmed Abdelfattah Denewar, Mohamed Hamed Abbas
Despite many achievements in renal transplant in the past few years regarding immunosuppression and tissue matching, the rates of early and late graft loss and return to dialysis are still high. Many of those with primary graft failure will be listed for a kidney retransplant, as this allows for better quality of life than dialysis. Many challenges face those requiring renal retransplant, including first graft nephrectomy and whether site of retransplant should be ipsilateral or contralateral, whether to conduct preemptive retransplant or wait while on dialysis, additional immunologic factors, immunosuppression after retransplant, cancer risk, BK virus infection, and retransplant in pediatrics...
November 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800693/45-years-after-the-discovery-of-human-polyomaviruses-bk-and-jc-time-to-speed-up-the-understanding-of-associated-diseases-and-treatment-approaches
#14
Heidi Barth, Morgane Solis, Quentin Lepiller, Charlotte Sueur, Eric Soulier, Sophie Caillard, Françoise Stoll-Keller, Samira Fafi-Kremer
Nearly 45 years after the discovery of the first two human polyomaviruses BK and JC, their life-long persistence and mechanisms of pathogenesis remain poorly understood and efficient antiviral treatments are severely lacking. In this review, we sought to provide an update on recent advances in understanding the life cycle of these two viruses, particularly focusing on their interaction with the host immune system and pathogenesis. We have also discussed novel treatment approaches and highlighted areas of future research...
November 1, 2016: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799969/bk-viremia-among-iranian-renal-transplant-candidates
#15
Manizheh Jozpanahi, Amitis Ramezani, Shahrzad Ossareh, Mohammad Banifazl, Anahita Bavand, Setareh Mamishi, Arezoo Aghakhani
BACKGROUND: Primary infection with BK virus (BKV) is occurred during childhood and usually asymptomatic, but after initial infection, BKV may persist lifelong in the kidney and genitourinary tract. Reactivation may occur in individuals with compromised immunity such as renal transplant recipients. Due to the role of BKV in BK virus-associated nephropathy (BKVAN) and potentially renal allograft rejection, the detection of BKV in renal transplant candidates is very important. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of BK viremia in end stage renal disease cases who were candidates for renal transplantation...
2016: Iranian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777772/urothelial-carcinoma-of-donor-origin-in-a-kidney-transplant-patient
#16
Rosa M Michel Ortega, Daynna J Wolff, Cynthia A Schandl, Harry A Drabkin
BACKGROUND: Malignancy after transplantation is an uncommon multifactorial occurrence. Immunosuppression to prevent graft rejection is described as a major risk factor in malignancy development in the post-transplant state. Donor-derived malignancy is a rare reported complication. Herein, we review our patient history and discuss diagnostic strategies and the implications of immunosuppression for donor-derived malignancy. CASE PRESENTATION: This is a 69-year-old man with post-renal-transplant urothelial carcinoma determined to be of donor origin...
2016: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772622/bk-and-other-polyomaviruses-in-kidney-transplantation
#17
REVIEW
Jennifer Trofe-Clark, Deirdre Sawinski
For more than 40 years, polyomaviruses (BK virus and JC virus) have been known to cause disease in human beings. Recently, 11 new polyomaviruses were discovered. However, the majority of these viruses are rare in renal transplant recipients and BK and JC viruses remain the most important polyomaviruses to impact this population. BK virus presents as BK virus nephropathy and has, in rare instances, been associated with hemorrhagic cystitis or ureteral strictures. JC virus can cause progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy or nephropathy in this population as well, but is uncommon...
September 2016: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759557/association-of-bk-virus-infection-with-cxcl11-gene-expression-and-protein-levels-in-kidney-transplant-patients
#18
Ashraf Kariminik, Ramin Yaghobi, Shahriar Dabiri
OBJECTIVES: It has been hypothesized that BK polyomavirus infection leads to nephropathy in kidney transplant patients via various plausible mechanisms, such as stimulation of chemokines. The CXCL11 gene may also play a role in BK polyomavirus-associated nephropathy. Our aim was to compare expression levels of CXCL11 in BK polyomavirus-infected versus noninfected kidney transplant patients with nephropathy and healthy controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of 58 kidney transplant patients with the risk of BK polyomavirus infection; these patients were subgrouped as BK polyomavirus-infected (23 patients) and noninfected (35 patients)...
October 14, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755502/primary-human-renal-derived-tubular-epithelial-cells-fail-to-recognize-and-suppress-bk-virus-infection
#19
Hanneke de Kort, Kirstin M Heutinck, Jurjen M Ruben, Alessa E Valverde da Silva, Katja C Wolthers, Jörg Hamann, Ineke J M Ten Berge
BACKGROUND: BK polyomavirus (BKV)-associated nephropathy is a threat to kidney allograft survival affecting up to 15% of renal transplant patients. Previous studies revealed that tubular epithelial cells (TEC) show a limited response towards BKV infection. Here we investigated the interplay between BKV and TEC in more detail. In particular, we questioned whether BKV suppresses and/or evades antiviral responses. METHODS: Human primary tubular epithelial cells (TEC) and peripheral blood mononuclear cells were infected with BKV Dunlop strain or other viruses...
October 17, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742286/pilot-study-of-early-monitoring-using-urinary-screening-for-bk-polyomavirus-as-a-strategy-for-prevention-of-bkv-nephropathy-in-kidney-transplantation
#20
A L F Gouvêa, R I J Cosendey, F R Carvalho, R B Varella, C F de Souza, P F Lopes, A A Silva, M C Rochael, H P de Moraes, J R Lugon, J R Almeida
BACKGROUND: Urine monitoring programs represent an important strategy for early diagnosis of reactivation of BK polyomavirus (BKV) in kidney transplant recipients. This study analyzes a BKV urine screening model in kidney transplant patients. METHODS: Urinary screening for BKV reactivation was performed by urinary decoy cell and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests in samples from 32 consecutive kidney transplant patients, collected in a 6-month follow-up period...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
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