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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944081/renal-volumetry-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Rolf H Christensen, Torbjörn Lundgren, Peter Stenvinkel, Torkel B Brismar
BACKGROUND: No gold standard exists for renal volumetry in vivo. PURPOSE: To devise and evaluate segmentation methods on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) datasets. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Five combinations of MRI pulse sequences and measuring methods were used to measure the renal volumes of five men aged 54-72 years scanned before autologous renal stem cell transplantation and three, six, and 12 months post transplantation. RESULTS: Renal volume did not change after stem cell transplantation...
September 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943384/infection-and-malignancy-outweigh-cardiovascular-mortality-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-favorit-trial
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Larry A Weinrauch, John A D'Elia, Matthew R Weir, Suphamai Bunnapradist, Peter V Finn, Jiankang Liu, Brian Claggett, Anthony P Monaco
INTRODUCTION: Now that long term survival after successful renal transplantation is no longer limited by excessive cardiovascular risk, the primary care physician should consider that infection and malignancy are leading non-cardiovascular causes of death even in the recipient with diabetes. METHODS: We accessed the NIH sponsored FAVORIT study population (4010 renal transplant recipients with elevated homocysteine levels) studied to determine whether folate and B12 supplementation would reduce cardiovascular endpoints...
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943272/clinical-outcomes-of-the-upper-urinary-tract-after-ureteral-clipping-for-the-treatment-of-low-or-non-functioning-renal-moieties
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Roberto Iglesias Lopes, Nicolas Fernandez, Martin A Koyle, Joana Dos Santos, Jaime Perez, Rodrigo Romao, Armando J Lorenzo
PURPOSE: A growing body of evidence suggest it is safe to ligate the ureter of poorly functioning renal moieties during renal transplantation. Herein, we present clinical outcomes and data on hydronephrosis progression in pediatric cases associated with ectopic ureters and obstructive ureteroceles. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective data collection on 35 consecutive patients (23 female, 12 male) who underwent ureteral clipping between 02/2011 and 08/2016. Patients were divided in four groups [I: duplex system (DS) with ectopic ureter (45...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941751/immune-reconstitution-with-two-different-rabbit-polyclonal-anti-thymocytes-globulins
#4
Jamal Bamoulid, Thomas Crepin, Emilie Gaiffe, Caroline Laheurte, Bruno Moulin, Luc Frimat, Philippe Rieu, Christiane Mousson, Antoine Durrbach, Anne-Elisabeth Heng, Jean-Michel Rebibou, Philippe Saas, Cécile Courivaud, Didier Ducloux
Broad T cell depletion by polyclonal anti-thymocyte globulins (ATG) has been used for many years as a part of immunosuppressive treatment in transplantation. Currently, two different ATG are used in clinical practice, Thymoglobulin and Grafalon. Due to differences in the immunization source, these products contain different specificities and quantity of antibodies. These differences may have clinical consequences. We conducted a nested study in a large prospective multicentric cohort of kidney transplant to determine whether Grafalon-treated and Thymoglobulin-treated patients experience different lymphocyte reconstitution and clinical outcomes...
September 20, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941319/donor-derived-kaposi-s-sarcoma-in-a-liver-kidney-transplant-recipient
#5
S C Dollard, D Douglas, S V Basavaraju, D S Schmid, M Kuehnert, B Aqel
Human herpes virus 8 (HHV-8), also known as Kaposi's sarcoma associated herpesvirus (KSHV), is an oncogenic virus that can cause Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). KS can develop following organ transplantation through reactivation of the recipient's latent HHV-8 infection, or less commonly through donor-derived infection which has higher risk for severe illness and mortality. We describe a case of probable donor-derived KS in the recipient of a liver-kidney transplant. The donor had multiple risk factors for HHV-8 infection...
September 23, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940695/herpes-zoster-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-protective-effect-of-anti-cmv-prophylaxis-and-nk-cells-count-a-single-center-cohort-study
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Mario Fernández-Ruiz, Julia Origüen, David Lora, Francisco López-Medrano, Esther González, Natalia Polanco, Rafael San Juan, Tamara Ruiz-Merlo, Patricia Parra, Amado Andrés, José María Aguado
Despite its impact on quality of life and potential for complications, specific risk and protective factors for herpes zoster (HZ) after kidney transplantation (KT) remain to be clarified. We included 444 patients undergoing KT between November 2008 and March 2013. Peripheral blood lymphocyte subpopulations were measured at baseline and months 1 and 6. The risk factors for early (first post-transplant year) and late HZ (years 1 to 5) were separately assessed. We observed 35 episodes of post-transplant HZ after a median follow-up of 48...
September 22, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938621/effect-of-earlier-proteinuria-on-graft-functions-after-one-year-living-donor-renal-transplantation
#7
Zaiyou Dai, Luxi Ye, Dajin Chen, Xing Zhang, Meifang Wang, Rending Wang, Jianyong Wu, Jianghua Chen
BACKGROUND: Proteinuria is an indicator of subsequent renal function decline in most nephropathies and early proteinuria has been assumed to be a risk factor of poor kidney transplant outcomes. However, there is no information about the effect of earlier-proteinuria at the first week on short-term graft function after living donor renal transplantation. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of 439 living donor kidney transplants to analyze the effect of early proteinuria at 7-day post-transplantation on short-term prognosis of living donor renal transplantation...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937266/statistical-analysis-of-adcs-and-clinical-biomarkers-in-detecting-acute-renal-transplant-rejection
#8
Elizabeth Hollis, Mohamed Shehata, Mohamed Abou El-Ghar, Mohammed Ghazal, Tarek Eldiasty, Michael Merchant, Andrew E Switala, Ayman El-Baz
OBJECTIVE: To determine which parameters are correlated with transplanted kidney status in patients who have undergone kidney transplantation and can be used for early assessment of acute renal rejection. METHODS: The study included 16 patients with stable renal allografts (Group 1) and 37 patients with rejected allografts (Group 2), determined by renal biopsy post transplantation. All patients' kidneys were evaluated using diffusion-weighted MRI (DW-MRI), in which both clincal and MRI-derived biomarkers were integrated...
September 13, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934951/communicating-projected-survival-with-treatments-for-chronic-kidney-disease-patient-comprehension-and-perspectives-on-visual-aids
#9
Frances Dowen, Karishma Sidhu, Elizabeth Broadbent, Helen Pilmore
BACKGROUND: Mortality in end stage renal disease (ESRD) is higher than many malignancies. There is no data about the optimal way to present information about projected survival to patients with ESRD. In other areas, graphs have been shown to be more easily understood than narrative. We examined patient comprehension and perspectives on graphs in communicating projected survival in chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: One hundred seventy-seven patients with CKD were shown 4 different graphs presenting post transplantation survival data...
September 21, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933341/c4d-expressing-glomerulopathy-and-proteinuria-post-transplantation-of-a-%C3%A2-too-big-for-size-mismatched-kidney-allograft-an-unusual-case-with-good-outcome%C3%A2
#10
Francois Gougeon, Alexei V Mikhailov, Keisha Gibson, Tomasz Kozlowski, Harsharan K Singh, Volker Nickeleit
A 5-year-old severely growth-retarded child with tubulointerstitial, oliguric end-stage renal disease received an adult-size kidney transplant. Three years post grafting under standard triple immunosuppression (mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus, and prednisone) de novo nephrotic range proteinuria without the nephrotic syndrome developed. Graft function was normal (serum creatinine: 0.2 - 0.3 mg/dL), there were no donor-specific HLA antibodies (DSA), and the urine sediment was inactive. Two biopsies collected 3 and 4 years post-transplantation showed severe glomerular capillary wall remodeling and associated pseudolinear C4d staining as morphologic correlates for the proteinuria...
September 21, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933173/-cytomegalovirus-and-polyomavirus-infection-after-renal-transplantation
#11
Jana Machová, Tomáš Reischig
Viral infections are among the most common infectious complications affecting transplant recipients. Due to immunosuppressive therapy predominantly affecting cellular immunity and thus successfully reducing the incidence of acute rejection, there is a higher incidence of viral infections. Herpesviruses and polyomaviruses are ubiquitous pathogens which have the ability to persist in a state of latent infection. In addition to post-transplant reactivation, donor-induced primoinfection can also occur, leading to increased morbidity and contributing to decreased survival of patients...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930756/dynamics-of-glucose-metabolism-after-kidney-transplantation
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Martina Guthoff, Robert Wagner, Karoline Weichbrodt, Silvio Nadalin, Alfred Königsrainer, Hans-Ulrich Häring, Andreas Fritsche, Nils Heyne
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Posttransplantation diabetes mellitus (PTDM) impacts patient and allograft survival after kidney transplantation. Prediabetes, which is an independent risk factor for PTDM, is modifiable also in a post-transplant setting. Understanding the risks and dynamics of impaired glucose metabolism after transplantation is a key component for targeted intervention. METHODS: A retrospective chart analysis of all adult non-diabetic renal allograft recipients (n=251, 2007-2014) was performed...
September 20, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929636/risk-factors-for-the-development-of-antibody-mediated-rejection-in-highly-sensitized-pediatric-kidney-transplant-recipients
#13
Irene K Kim, Jua Choi, Ashley Vo, Alexis Kang, Justin Steggerda, Sabrina Louie, Mark Haas, James Mirocha, J Louis Cohen, Helen Pizzo, Elaine S Kamil, Stanley C Jordan, Dechu Puliyanda
ABMR remains a significant concern for early graft loss, especially for those who are HS against HLA antigens. We sought to determine the risk factors leading to ABMR in HS pediatric kidney transplant recipients. From January 2009 to December 2015, 16 HS pediatric kidney transplant patients at our center (age range 2-21) were retrospectively reviewed for outcomes and risk factors for ABMR. All HS patients received desensitization with high-dose IVIG/rituximab prior to transplant. Two groups were examined: ABMR(+) (n = 7) and ABMR(-) (n = 9)...
September 19, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928357/successful-dual-kidney-transplantation-after-hypothermic-oxygenated-perfusion-of-discarded-human-kidneys
#14
Matteo Ravaioli, Vanessa De Pace, Giorgia Comai, Marco Busutti, Massimo Del Gaudio, Annalisa Amaduzzi, Alessandro Cucchetti, Antonio Siniscalchi, Gaetano La Manna, Antonietta A D D'Errico, Antonio Daniele Pinna
BACKGROUND The recovery of discarded human kidneys has increased in recent years and impels to use of unconventional organ preservation strategies that improve graft function. We report the first case of human kidneys histologically discarded and transplanted after hypothermic oxygenated perfusion (HOPE). CASE REPORT Marginal kidneys from a 78-year-old woman with brain death were declined by Italian transplant centers due to biopsy score (right kidney: 6; left kidney: 7). We recovered and preserved both kidneys through HOPE and we revaluated their use for transplantation by means of perfusion parameters...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927645/angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-antibodies-are-associated%C3%A2-with-inflammatory-cytokines-and-poor-clinical-outcomes-in-pediatric-kidney-transplantation
#15
Meghan H Pearl, Qiuheng Zhang, Miguel Fernando Palma Diaz, Jonathan Grotts, Maura Rossetti, David Elashoff, David W Gjertson, Patricia Weng, Elaine F Reed, Eileen Tsai Chambers
Angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) antibody has been linked to poor allograft outcomes in adult kidney transplantation. However, its clinical consequences in children are unknown. To study this, we examined the relationship of AT1R antibody with clinical outcomes, biopsy findings, inflammatory cytokines, and HLA donor-specific antibodies (DSA) in a cohort of pediatric renal transplant recipients. Sixty-five patients were longitudinally monitored for AT1R antibody, HLA DSA, IL-8, TNF-α, IL-1β, IFN-γ, IL-17, and IL-6, renal dysfunction, hypertension, rejection, and allograft loss during the first two years post transplantation...
September 16, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925596/a-kidney-offer-acceptance-decision-tool-to-inform-the-decision-to-accept-an-offer-or-wait-for-a-better-kidney
#16
Andrew Wey, Nicholas Salkowski, Walter K Kremers, Cory R Schaffhausen, Bertram L Kasiske, Ajay K Israni, Jon J Snyder
We developed a kidney offer acceptance decision tool to predict the probability of graft survival and patient survival for first-time kidney-alone candidates after an offer is accepted or declined, and we characterized the effect of restricting the donor pool with a maximum acceptable kidney donor profile index (KDPI). For accepted offers, Cox proportional hazards models estimated these probabilities using transplanted kidneys. For declined offers, these probabilities were estimated by considering the experience of similar candidates who declined offers and the probability that declining would lead to these outcomes...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925558/endothelial-precursor-cell-crossmatch-using-tie-2-enriched-spleen-cells
#17
Volker Daniel, Caner Süsal, Sabine Scherer, Hien Tran, Petra Gombos, Karina Trojan, Mahmoud Sadeghi, Christian Morath, Gerhard Opelz
BACKGROUND: Non-HLA-antibodies against human endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) in pre-transplant recipient serum can have a deleterious influence on the graft. EPC enriched from peripheral blood have been commonly used for EPC crossmatching. In the present study, we describe crossmatches using EPC enriched from fresh or frozen-thawed spleen cell preparations, thereby widening the sample source for deceased-donor crossmatching and retrospective studies. METHODS: EPC crossmatches were performed retrospectively using spleen cells and the flow cytometric XM-ONE crossmatch test kit...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923650/does-renal-tubular-injury-induced-local-tissue-hypoxia-involve-post-transplantation-erythrocytosis
#18
A Unal, S Ata, C Karakurkcu, M Z Ciraci, I Kocyigit, M H Sipahioglu, B Tokgoz, O Oymak
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of post-transplantation erythrocytosis (PTE) is not well understood and appears to be multifactorial. Our hypothesis in this study was that several factors, including toxicity of calcineurin inhibitor, immunologic factors, and chronic allograft nephropathy, can trigger local tissue hypoxia in peritubular interstitium, which is where production of erythropoietin (EPO) takes place. This local interstitial tissue hypoxia can cause an increase in renal EPO production, which induces the development of PTE...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923623/mycophenolate-mofetil-withdrawal-with-conversion-to-everolimus-to-treat-bk-virus-infection-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#19
D Wojciechowski, S Chandran, A Webber, R Hirose, F Vincenti
BACKGROUND: BK virus (BKV) is a significant post-transplant infection. Mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors (mTORis) reduce BKV large T antigen expression in vitro and are associated with lower rates of BKV infection when used as de novo immunosuppression in clinical studies. METHODS: We performed a prospective, single-center, randomized, open label pilot trial to evaluate the impact of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) withdrawal with conversion to the mTORi everolimus versus a 50% reduction of the MMF dose for the treatment of BKV infection after kidney transplantation...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923622/enzyme-linked-immunospot-assay-as-a-complementary-method-to-assess-and-monitor-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-on-pre-emptive-antiviral-therapy-a-single-center-experience
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E Favi, R Santangelo, S Iesari, M Morandi, G E Marcovecchio, E M Trecarichi, M P Salerno, M Ferraresso, F Citterio, J Romagnoli
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease represents a major cause of post-transplantation morbidity and mortality. To estimate the risk of infection and monitor response to antiviral therapy, current guidelines suggest combination of viral load monitoring with direct assessment of CMV-specific immune response. We used enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISpot) for the evaluation of CMV-specific T-cell response in kidney transplant recipients with CMV viremia and investigated how information gained could help manage CMV infection...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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