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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932102/kidney-transplantation-results-in-very-highly-sensitized-patients-included-in-a-virtual-crossmatch-program-analysis-of-kidney-pairs
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A Mazuecos, A Alvarez, A Nieto, M A Gentil, M Cabello, A Rodriguez-Benot, C Gracia, F Gonzalez, P Castro, M Alonso
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation in highly-sensitized (HS) patients can improve with organ-exchange strategies based on virtual crossmatch (V-XM). Experience in very-HS patients is limited. METHODS: In June 2012, Andalusia started a V-XM protocol for very-HS patients (calculated panel reactive antibodies ≥95%). After organ allocation a cytotoxic-XM performed immediately before transplantation had to be negative for surgery to proceed. We analyzed results up until December 2015...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932095/implementation-of-a-national-priority-allocation-system-for-hypersensitized-patients-in-spain-based-on-virtual-crossmatch-initial-results
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M O Valentin, J C Ruiz, R Vega, C Martín, R Matesanz
Access to kidney transplantation for patients with high levels of antibodies against HLA is a major challenge. This issue makes it difficult to detect compatible donors for those patients in a certain geographical area. Consequently, hypersensitized patients remain on the waiting list for long periods and their quality of life deteriorates. Our purpose was to increase access to transplantation for highly sensitized patients by developing a national priority allocation system based on virtual crossmatch. Between June 15, 2015, and May 15, 2016, 675 patients on the kidney transplant waiting list with calculated panel-reactive antibodies ≥98% and undergoing dialysis for at least 12 months were included in the study; 86...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864154/root-cause-analysis-of-limitations-of-virtual-crossmatch-for-kidney-allocation-to-highly-sensitized-patients
#3
Vivek Jani, Elizabeth Ingulli, Kristen Mekeel, Gerald P Morris
Efficient allocation of deceased donor organs depends upon effective prediction of immunologic compatibility based on donor HLA genotype and recipient alloantibody profile, referred to as virtual crossmatching (VCXM). VCXM has demonstrated utility in predicting compatibility, though there is reduced efficacy for patients highly sensitized against allogeneic HLA antigens. The recently revised deceased donor kidney allocation system (KAS) has increased transplantation for this group, but with an increased burden for histocompatibility testing and organ sharing...
November 15, 2016: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805512/the-most-common-hla-alleles-and-anti-hla-antibodies-to-know-for-virtual-cross-match
#4
Bilkay Baştürk, Bircan Kantaroğlu, Miray Kavuzlu, Çağla Sarıtürk
OBJECTIVES: Human leukocyte antigens and HLAspecific antibodies are important before and after transplant treatment. The determination of the alloantibodies before transplant is useful for the estimation of risk for antibody-mediated rejection. Virtual crossmatch uses solid-phase assay to detect anti-HLA antibodies and allows exclusion of donors with unacceptable HLA antigens. The aim of our retrospective study was to investigate HLA class I and class II alleles and panel reactive antibody and Luminex Corporation (Austin, TX, USA) single-antigen bead assay positivity frequencies in the Southeastern region of Turkey...
November 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773831/kidney-transplantation-of-highly-sensitized-recipients-under-the-new-kidney-allocation-system-a-reflection-from-five-different-transplant-centers-across-the-united-states
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Ronald F Parsons, Jayme E Locke, Robert R Redfield, Garrett R Roll, Matthew H Levine
Deceased donor kidney allocation was reorganized in the United States to address several problems, including the highly sensitized patients disadvantaged with large, diverse repertoires of antibodies. Here, five transplant surgeons review their center's experience with the new allocation changes: highlighting areas of accomplishment, opportunities for improvement and, in some cases, stark differences in practice. Across these five centers the highly sensitized patients (CPRA ⩾98%) range from 5.5 to 9.2% of the 12,364 candidates on their collective waitlist...
October 20, 2016: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27495776/conformational-variants-of-the-individual-hla-i-antigens-on-luminex-single-antigen-beads-used-in-monitoring-hla-antibodies-problems-and-solutions
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Vadim Jucaud, Mepur H Ravindranath, Paul I Terasaki
BACKGROUND: Single antigen beads (SAB) are used for monitoring HLA antibodies in pre- and post-transplant patients despite the discrepancy between virtual and actual crossmatch results and transplant outcomes. This discrepancy can be attributed to the presence of conformational variants of HLA-I on SAB, assessment of which would increase the concordance between SAB and flow cytometry crossmatch (FCXM) results, thus enabling improved organ accessibility for the waiting list patients and a better prediction of AMR...
August 5, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27336398/reassessment-of-t-lymphocytes-crossmatches-results-prediction-with-luminex-class-i-single-antigen-flow-beads-assay
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Jonathan Visentin, Thomas Bachelet, Cécile Borg, Nicolas Franchini, Thoa Nong, Jar-How Lee, Lionel Couzi, Pierre Merville, Gwendaline Guidicelli, Jean-Luc Taupin
BACKGROUND: In virtual crossmatch (XM) strategies, a correct anticipation of XM results is required for appropriately allocating organs. We reassessed the ability to predict T lymphocyte flow cytometry and complement dependent cytotoxicity XM results with the mean fluorescence intensity (MFI) in Luminex class I single antigen flow beads (SAFB) assay, after correction of complement interference and exclusion of antidenatured HLA antibodies. METHODS: Among 432 XM with T lymphocytes (T-XM), 407 were analyzed after exclusion of antidenatured HLA antibodies...
June 22, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27267614/transplanting-sensitized-kidney-transplant-patients-with-equivalent-outcomes-utilizing-stringent-hla-crossmatching
#8
Vinayak S Rohan, David J Taber, Omar Moussa, Nicole A Pilch, Signe Denmark, Holly B Meadows, John W McGillicuddy, Kenneth D Chavin, Prabhakar K Baliga, Charles F Bratton
OBJECIVES: Elevated panel reactive antibody levels have been traditionally associated with increased acute rejection rate and decreased long-term graft survival after kidney transplant. In this study, our objective was to determine patient and allograft outcomes in sensitized kidney transplant recipients with advanced HLA antibody detection and stringent protein sequence epitope analyses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a subanalysis of a prospective, risk-stratified randomized controlled trial that compared interleukin 2 receptor antagonist to rabbit antithymocyte globulin induction in 200 kidney transplant recipients, examining outcomes based on panel reactive antibody levels of < 20% (low) versus ≥ 20% (high, sensitized)...
June 3, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27240020/web-based-ecosystem-software-for-virtual-crossmatching-in-transplant-programs
#9
Keylla S U Aita, Semiramis J H Monte, Adalberto S Silva, Mário S C Marroquim, Antônio Gilberto B Coelho, Luiz Claudio D M Sousa
BACKGROUND: The compatibilities between donors and recipients are extremely important for evaluating the immunological risks of transplants. One challenge faced by data analysis tools is the transformation of complex data into simple, intuitive, and important information that can be used to resolve contemporary problems. To address this challenge, we developed the EpViX software to perform epitope reactivity analyses and automated epitope virtual crossmatching. EpViX is a facilitator of medical decision-making regarding the identification of the best donor for a high-immunologic risk recipient...
August 1, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27200497/hla-dq-antibodies-are-they-real-are-they-relevant-why-so-many
#10
Anat R Tambur
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent reports on donor-specific antibodies documented an overwhelming frequency of antibodies to one specific locus - human leukocyte antigen DQ (HLA-DQ). This article provides a short summary of clinical observations, a historic perspective to account for the late recognition of the role of HLA-DQ antibodies as well as potential explanations. RECENT FINDINGS: The basic understanding of the complexity of HLA-DQ molecules (antigens and antibodies) existed already 3-4 decades ago...
August 2016: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27077598/providing-better-matched-donors-for-hla-mismatched-compatible-pairs-through-kidney-paired-donation
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Paolo Ferrari, Linda Cantwell, Joseph Ta, Claudia Woodroffe, Lloyd DʼOrsogna, Rhonda Holdsworth
BACKGROUND: Participation of compatible pairs (CP) in kidney paired donation (KPD) could be attractive to CPs who have a high degree of HLA mismatch, if the CP recipient will gain a better HLA match. Because KPD programs were not designed to help CP, it is important to define allocation metrics that enable CP to receive a better-matched kidney, without disadvantage to incompatible pairs (ICP). METHODS: Simulations using 46 ICPs and 11 fully HLA-mismatched CPs were undertaken using the Australian KPD matching algorithm...
April 13, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26950720/virtual-hla-crossmatching-as-a-means-to-safely-expedite-transplantation-of-imported-pancreata
#12
Brian C Eby, Robert R Redfield, Thomas M Ellis, Glen E Leverson, Abby R Schenian, Jon S Odorico
BACKGROUND: Imported pancreata accumulate cold ischemia time (CIT), limiting utilization and worsening outcomes. Flow cytometric crossmatching (FXM) is a standard method to assess recipient and donor compatibility, but can prolong CIT. Single-antigen bead assays allow for detection of recipient donor-specific HLA antibodies, enabling prediction of compatibility through a "virtual crossmatch" (VXM). This study investigates the utility and outcomes of VXM after transplantation of imported pancreata...
May 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26839235/allocating-deceased-donor-kidneys-to-candidates-with-high-panel-reactive-antibodies
#13
Howard M Gebel, Bertram L Kasiske, Sally K Gustafson, Joshua Pyke, Eugene Shteyn, Ajay K Israni, Robert A Bray, Jon J Snyder, John J Friedewald, Dorry L Segev
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In December of 2014, the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network implemented a new Kidney Allocation System (KAS) for deceased donor transplant, with increased priority for highly sensitized candidates (calculated panel-reactive antibody [cPRA] >99%). We used a modified version of the new KAS to address issues of access and equity for these candidates. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: In a simulation, 10,988 deceased donor kidneys transplanted into waitlisted recipients in 2010 were instead allocated to candidates with cPRA≥80% (n=18,004)...
March 7, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26760571/in-kidney-transplant-recipients-with-a-positive-virtual-crossmatch-high-pra-was-associated-with-lower-incidence-of-viral-infections
#14
Sandesh Parajuli, Brenda L Muth, Jennifer A Turk, Brad C Astor, Maha Mohammed, Didier A Mandelbrot, Arjang Djamali
BACKGROUND: There is little information on the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes associated with CMV and BK infections in sensitized patients. METHODS: We examined 254 consecutive kidney transplant recipients with positive virtual crossmatch and negative flow crossmatch. RESULTS: A total of 111 patients (43%) developed CMV disease or BK infection or nephropathy (BKVN). Specifically, 78 patients (30.7%) developed BK infection, 19 (7.5%) had BKVN, and 33 (12...
March 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26707333/ten-year-follow-up-of-a-reused-kidney-graft-for-transplant-using-sirolimus-for-maintenance-immunosuppression
#15
J Lugo-Baruqui, G W Burke, G Guerra, P Ruiz, G Ciancio
Reused kidney grafts have been transplanted with successful outcomes, though not widely performed in the Unites States. We present the case of a reused kidney graft with 10-year follow-up. The first donation was from a patient who died from a cerebrovascular accident and whose organs were used for a simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplant. After 5 years, the patient died and kidney was considered for donation and reuse. The patient had a virtual crossmatch with the first donor and a complement-dependent and flow-dependent crossmatch with the second donor...
December 2015: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26683810/optimizing-transplantation-of-sensitized-heart-candidates-using-4-antibody-detection-assays-to-prioritize-the-assignment-of-unacceptable-antigens
#16
Nancy L Reinsmoen, Jignesh Patel, James Mirocha, Chih-hung Lai, Mehrnoush Naim, Geraldine Ong, Qi Wang, Xiaohai Zhang, Frank Liou, Zhe Yu, Jon Kobashigawa
BACKGROUND: The virtual crossmatch relies on the assignment of unacceptable antigens (UAs) to identify compatible donors. The purpose of our study was to identify an algorithm for assignment of UAs such that a negative complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) crossmatch and concomitant negative or weakly positive flow cytometric crossmatch (FXM) are obtained. METHODS: We used 4 antibody methods: (1) Luminex single antigen (LSA), (2) LSA with a 1:8 serum dilution, (3) C1q LSA, and (4) CDC panel...
February 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26634169/elisa-based-crossmatching-allowing-the-detection-of-emerging-donor-specific-anti-hla-antibodies-through-the-use-of-stored-donors-cell-lysates
#17
G Schlaf, K Stöhr, A Rothhoff, W Altermann
About forty years ago the complement-dependent crossmatch assay (CDC-CM) was developed as standard procedure in order to select recipients without donor-specific antibodies directed against human leukocyte antigens of their given donors since the negative outcome of pretransplant crossmatching represents one of the most important requirements for a successful kidney graft survival. However, as a functional assay the CDC-CM strongly depends on the availability of donors' isolated lymphocytes and in particular on their vitality highly limiting its applicability for recipients treated with special drugs and therapeutic antibodies or suffering from underlying autoimmune diseases...
2015: Case Reports in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26602886/renal-transplantation-with-final-allocation-based-on%C3%A2-the-virtual-crossmatch
#18
C P Johnson, J J Schiller, Y R Zhu, S Hariharan, A M Roza, D C Cronin, B D Shames, T M Ellis
Solid phase immunoassays (SPI) are now routinely used to detect HLA antibodies. However, the flow cytometric crossmatch (FCXM) remains the established method for assessing final donor-recipient compatibility. Since 2005 we have followed a protocol whereby the final allocation decision for renal transplantation is based on SPI (not the FCXM). Here we report long-term graft outcomes for 508 consecutive kidney transplants using this protocol. All recipients were negative for donor-specific antibody by SPI. Primary outcomes are graft survival and incidence of acute rejection within 1 year (AR <1 year) for FCXM+ (n = 54) and FCXM- (n = 454) recipients...
May 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26531328/epvix-a-cloud-based-tool-for-epitope-reactivity-analysis-and-epitope-virtual-crossmatching-to-identify-low-immunologic-risk-donors-for-sensitized-recipients
#19
Fernando Antonio Costa Anunciação, Luiz Claudio Demes da Mata Sousa, Adalberto Socorro da Silva, Mário Sérgio Coelho Marroquim, Antônio Gilberto Borges Coelho, Glauco Henrique Willcox, João Marcelo Medeiros de Andrade, Bruno de Melo Corrêa, Elisabeth Lima Guimarães, Semiramis Jamil Hadad do Monte
One of the challenges facing solid organ transplantation programs globally is the identification of low immunological risk donors for sensitized recipients by HLA allele genotype. Because recognition of donor HLA alleles by host antibodies is at the core of organ rejection, the objective of this work was to develop a new version of the EpHLA software, named EpViX, which uses an HLAMatchmaker algorithm and performs automated epitope virtual crossmatching at the initiation of the organ donation process. EpViX is a free, web-based application developed for use over the internet on a tablet, smartphone or computer...
November 2015: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26467895/determination-of-unacceptable-hla-antigen-mismatches-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-recommendations-of-the-german-society-for-immunogenetics
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C Süsal, C Seidl, C Schönemann, F M Heinemann, T Kauke, P Gombos, R Kelsch, W Arns, U Bauerfeind, M Hallensleben, I A Hauser, G Einecke, R Blasczyk
One of the major tasks of histocompatibility and immunogenetics laboratories is the pretransplant determination of unacceptable antigen mismatches (UAM) in kidney transplant recipients. In this procedure, human leucocyte antigen (HLA) specificities are defined against which the patient has circulating alloantibodies that are expected to harm the transplanted organ. Using the information on UAM and the potential donor's complete HLA typing, prediction of the crossmatch result, the so called 'virtual crossmatch', is possible...
November 2015: Tissue Antigens
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