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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821363/living-donor-kidney-transplantation-in-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-a-case-series
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Caroline Duineveld, Jacobien C Verhave, Stefan P Berger, Nicole C A J van de Kar, Jack F M Wetzels
BACKGROUND: The development of complement inhibitors has greatly improved the outcome of patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), making kidney transplantation a more feasible option. Although prophylactic eculizumab therapy may prevent recurrent disease after transplantation, its necessity for all transplant recipients is debated. STUDY DESIGN: A case series. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Patients with aHUS who underwent living donor kidney transplantation after 2011 at 2 university centers, prospectively followed up with a protocol of eculizumab therapy limited to only recipients with documented posttransplantation recurrent thrombotic microangiopathy...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801959/outcomes-of-patients-with-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-with-native-and-transplanted-kidneys-treated-with-eculizumab-a-pooled-post-hoc-analysis
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Christophe M Legendre, Josep M Campistol, Thorsten Feldkamp, Giuseppe Remuzzi, John F Kincaid, Åsa Lommelé, Jimmy Wang, Laurent E Weekers, Neil S Sheerin
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) often leads to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and kidney transplantation; graft loss rates are high due to disease recurrence. A post hoc analysis of four prospective clinical trials in aHUS was performed to evaluate eculizumab, a terminal complement inhibitor, in patients with native or transplanted kidneys. The trials included 26-week treatment and extension periods. Dialysis, transplant, and graft loss were evaluated. Study endpoints included complete thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) response, TMA event-free status, hematologic and renal parameters, and adverse events...
August 12, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750931/factor-h-autoantibody-is-associated-with-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-in-children-in-the-united-kingdom-and-ireland
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Vicky Brocklebank, Sally Johnson, Thomas P Sheerin, Stephen D Marks, Rodney D Gilbert, Kay Tyerman, Meredith Kinoshita, Atif Awan, Amrit Kaur, Nicholas Webb, Shivaram Hegde, Eric Finlay, Maggie Fitzpatrick, Patrick R Walsh, Edwin K S Wong, Caroline Booth, Larissa Kerecuk, Alan D Salama, Mike Almond, Carol Inward, Timothy H Goodship, Neil S Sheerin, Kevin J Marchbank, David Kavanagh
Factor H autoantibodies can impair complement regulation, resulting in atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, predominantly in childhood. There are no trials investigating treatment, and clinical practice is only informed by retrospective cohort analysis. Here we examined 175 children presenting with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome in the United Kingdom and Ireland for factor H autoantibodies that included 17 children with titers above the international standard. Of the 17, seven had a concomitant rare genetic variant in a gene encoding a complement pathway component or regulator...
July 24, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725563/atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-triggered-by-varicella-infection
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Pauline Condom, Jean-Michel Mansuy, Stéphane Decramer, Jacques Izopet, Catherine Mengelle
Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) is a well-known virus that belongs to the Herpesviridae family which induces a self-limited disease except in specific cases in particular among stem cell transplant patients. This virus is not known however to trigger atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS). Here we report the case of a six-year-old boy who was hospitalized with fever and abdominal pains associated to pruritic and vesicular rash, thrombocytopenia and acute renal failure. He was diagnosed with aHUS precipitated by varicella virus...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647502/alternative-complement-pathway-hemolytic-assays-reveal-incomplete-complement-blockade-in-patients-treated-with-eculizumab
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Bénédicte Puissant-Lubrano, Sylvain Puissochet, Nicolas Congy-Jolivet, Dominique Chauveau, Stéphane Decramer, Arnaud Garnier, Antoine Huart, Nassim Kamar, David Ribes, Antoine Blancher
Eculizumab is a monoclonal anti-C5 antibody used in the treatment of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). We monitored complement inhibition in 16 eculizumab-treated patients suffering from HUS or transplant rejection (not aHUS patients). Blood samples were obtained one to four weeks after the last eculizumab injection. We observed that eculizumab efficiently blocked the terminal pathway (TP) through classical pathway (CP) activation measured by kinetic hemolytic assay (HA) (<10%) but incompletely blocked the TP through alternative pathway (AP) activation measured by rabbit (APH50>23%) or chicken erythrocytes HA (AP100>15%)...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596415/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-in-pregnancy-and-postpartum
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Alexandra Bruel, David Kavanagh, Marina Noris, Yahsou Delmas, Edwin K S Wong, Elena Bresin, François Provôt, Vicky Brocklebank, Caterina Mele, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Chantal Loirat, Véronique Frémeaux-Bacchi, Fadi Fakhouri
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy is associated with various forms of thrombotic microangiopathy, including hemolytic uremic syndrome. A previous small French study suggested that pregnancy-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome was to be included in the spectrum of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome linked to complement alternative pathway dysregulation. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We sought to retrospectively analyze the presentation, outcome, and frequency of complement alternative pathway gene variants in a larger international (France, United Kingdom, Italy) cohort of patients with pregnancy-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
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 Nishimura, 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...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516949/paroxysmal-nocturnal-haemoglobinuria
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REVIEW
Anita Hill, Amy E DeZern, Taroh Kinoshita, Robert A Brodsky
Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) is a clonal haematopoietic stem cell (HSC) disease that presents with haemolytic anaemia, thrombosis and smooth muscle dystonias, as well as bone marrow failure in some cases. PNH is caused by somatic mutations in PIGA (which encodes phosphatidylinositol N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase subunit A) in one or more HSC clones. The gene product of PIGA is required for the biosynthesis of glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchors; thus, PIGA mutations lead to a deficiency of GPI-anchored proteins, such as complement decay-accelerating factor (also known as CD55) and CD59 glycoprotein (CD59), which are both complement inhibitors...
May 18, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
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
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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/28428030/complement-inhibition-with-eculizumab-for-thrombotic-microangiopathy-rescues-a-living-donor-kidney-transplant-in-a-patient-with-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome
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Praveen Ramakrishnan Geethakumari, Patrick Mille, Rakesh Gulati, Srikanth Nagalla
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is an enigmatic heterogeneous disorder despite several revelations in its pathobiology. Renal transplantation in patients with APS has been notoriously difficult due to the high risk of development of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), which is often refractory to conventional treatment modalities such as aggressive anticoagulation and plasmapheresis. We describe a case of a 58-year-old male with secondary APS undergoing living unrelated renal transplantation for end-stage renal disease from lupus nephritis...
March 10, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
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...
2017: Nephron
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/28380398/a-retrospective-study-of-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-patients
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Angela Mercuri, Piero Farruggia, Fabio Timeus, Laura Lombardi, Daniela Onofrillo, Maria Caterina Putti, Marta Pillon, Maria Elena Cantarini, Paola Corti, Gloria Tridello, Massimiliano De Bortoli, Anna Pegoraro, Simone Cesaro
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare disease, especially in children, characterized by intravascular hemolysis, thrombotic events, serious infections and bone marrow failure. We describe 16 patients who were diagnosed with PNH in childhood or adolescence. The time interval between the onset of symptoms and the PNH diagnosis and its treatment were compared in patients with classic PNH versus PNH associated with bone marrow disorder (PNH/BMD). A greater delay in diagnosis was observed in classic PNH compared to PNH/BMD patients...
May 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352025/eculizumab-experience-in-an-adult-patient-with-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Funda Sari, Ayça Inci, Volkan Karakus, Banu Yilmaz, Metin Sarikaya, Refik Olmaz, Erdal Kurtoglu
Atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome is a disease characterized by nonimmune hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and renal failure. In this study, we present a case of a patient with atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome treated successfully with eculizumab. A 20-year-old female was admitted with clinical signs of atypical hemolytic syndrome. The laboratory findings were as follows: hemoglobin 9.2 g/dL, platelet count 18 × 103/μL, creatinine 4.69 mg/dL, schistocytes were in peripheral blood smear, lactate dehydrogenase 2080 U/L, and emergency plasmapheresis procedure with fresh frozen plasma were initiated...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333416/severe-transplant-associated-thrombotic-microangiopathy-in-patients-with-hemoglobinopathies
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Ghada A Abusin, Rolla Abu-Arja, Rajinder P S Bajwa, Edwin M Horwitz, Jeffery J Auletta, Hemalatha G Rangarajan
Incidence and severity of transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (TA-TMA) in patients with hemoglobinopathies receiving hematopoietic cell transplant is unknown. We report the outcomes for two patients with TA-TMA who received eculizumab. A 2.5-year-old male with sickle cell disease developed TA-TMA-associated pericardial tamponade, severe hypertension, and acute kidney injury 2 months after transplant. A 7-year-old female with β-thalassemia major developed TA-TMA-related acute kidney injury, severe hypertension, and seizures at 6 months after transplant...
March 23, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331448/antibody-mediated-rejection-a-review
#16
Jorge Carlos Garces, Sixto Giusti, Catherine Staffeld-Coit, Humberto Bohorquez, Ari J Cohen, George E Loss
BACKGROUND: Chronic antibody injury is a serious threat to allograft outcomes and is therefore the center of active research. In the continuum of allograft rejection, the development of antibodies plays a critical role. In recent years, an increased recognition of molecular and histologic changes has provided a better understanding of antibody-mediated rejection (AMR), as well as potential therapeutic interventions. However, several pathways are still unknown, which accounts for the lack of efficacy of some of the currently available agents that are used to treat rejection...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329394/intermediate-follow-up-of-pediatric-patients-with-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-during-the-2011-outbreak-caused-by-e-coli-o104-h4
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Sebastian Loos, Wiebke Aulbert, Bernd Hoppe, Thurid Ahlenstiel-Grunow, Birgitta Kranz, Charlotte Wahl, Hagen Staude, Alexander Humberg, Kerstin Benz, Martin Krause, Martin Pohl, Max C Liebau, Raphael Schild, Johanna Lemke, Ortraud Beringer, Dominik Müller, Christoph Härtel, Marianne Wigger, Udo Vester, Martin Konrad, Dieter Haffner, Lars Pape, Jun Oh, Markus J Kemper
Background.: In 2011 Escherichia coli O104:H4 caused an outbreak with >800 cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) in Germany, including 90 children. Data on the intermediate outcome in children after HUS due to E. coli O104:H4 have been lacking. Methods.: Follow-up data were gathered retrospectively from the medical records of patients who had been included in the German Pediatric HUS Registry during the 2011 outbreak. Results.: Seventy-two of the 89 (81%) patients were included after a median follow-up of 3...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306593/current-concepts-for-sensitized-patients-before-transplantation
#18
Dael Geft, Jon Kobashigawa
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Antibody allosensitization poses a major immunologic challenge for patients awaiting heart transplantation. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality for both pretransplant and posttransplant patients by prolonging wait times to transplant and increasing posttransplant rejection and vasculopathy. Many questions remain regarding methods and interpretation of antibody detection, the relevance of sensitization in specific patient populations such as those with mechanical circulatory support and the ideal strategies for desensitization...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287636/transplant-associated-thrombotic-microangiopathy-opening-pandora-s-box
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REVIEW
E Gavriilaki, I Sakellari, A Anagnostopoulos, R A Brodsky
Transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (TA-TMA) is an early complication of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). A high mortality rate is documented in patients who are refractory to calcineurin inhibitor cessation. Estimates of TA-TMA prevalence vary significantly and are higher in allogeneic compared with autologous HCT. Furthermore, our understanding of the pathophysiology that is strongly related to diagnosis and treatment options is limited. Recent evidence has linked TA-TMA with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, a disease of excessive activation of the alternative pathway of complement, opening the Pandora's box in treatment options...
March 13, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236143/c3-glomerulopathy-and-eculizumab-a-report-on-four-paediatric-cases
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Célia Lebreton, Justine Bacchetta, Frédérique Dijoud, Lucie Bessenay, Véronique Fremeaux-Bacchi, Anne Laure Sellier-Leclerc
BACKGROUND: Eculizumab may be used to treat C3-glomerulopathy (C3G), a rare but severe glomerular disease. DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT: Patients 1, 2 and 3 were diagnosed with nephritic syndrome with alternative complement pathway activation (low C3, C3Nef-positive) and C3G at the age of 9, 13 and 12 years, respectively. Treatment with eculizumab normalized proteinuria within 1, 2 and 7 months, respectively. Proteinuria relapsed when eculizumab was withdrawn, but the re-introduction of eculizumab normalized proteinuria...
June 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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