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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649788/pharmacokinetics-and-dynamics-of-mycophenolate-mofetil-after-single-dose-oral-administration-in-juvenile-dachshunds
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M Grobman, D M Boothe, H Rindt, B G Williamson, M L Katz, J R Coates, C R Reinero
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is recommended as an alternative/complementary immunosuppressant. Pharmacokinetic and dynamic effects of MMF are unknown in young-aged dogs. We investigated the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of single oral dose MMF metabolite, mycophenolic acid (MPA), in healthy juvenile dogs purpose-bred for the tripeptidyl peptidase 1 gene (TPP1) mutation. The dogs were heterozygous for the mutation (nonaffected carriers). Six dogs received 13 mg/kg oral MMF and two placebo. Pharmacokinetic parameters derived from plasma MPA were evaluated...
June 25, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644343/second-line-agents-in-pediatric-patients-with-autoimmune-hepatitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Andréanne N Zizzo, Pamela L Valentino, Prakesh S Shah, Binita M Kamath
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Ten percent to 20% of children with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) require second-line therapy to achieve remission. Although current guidelines exist on first-line management, evidence for second-line therapy in treatment-refractory patients is lacking. Our aim was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of second-line treatments used in this population. METHODS: Electronic and manual searches were used to identify potential studies for inclusion...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640063/pharmacodynamic-monitoring-of-tacrolimus-based-immunosuppression-in-cd14-monocytes-after-kidney-transplantation
#3
Nynke M Kannegieter, Dennis A Hesselink, Marjolein Dieterich, Gretchen N De Graav, Rens Kraaijeveld, Ajda T Rowshani, Pieter Jm Leenen, Carla C Baan
BACKGROUND: Monocytes significantly contribute to ischemia reperfusion injury and allograft rejection after kidney transplantation. However, the knowledge about the effects of immunosuppressive drugs on monocyte activation is limited. Conventional pharmacokinetic methods for immunosuppressive drug monitoring are not cell type-specific. In this study, phosphorylation of three signaling proteins was measured to determine the pharmacodynamic effects of immunosuppression on monocyte activation in kidney transplant patients...
June 19, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638058/theoretical-analyses-on-orbital-angular-momentum-modes-in-conventional-graded-index-multimode-fibre
#4
Shi Chen, Jian Wang
Orbital angular momentum (OAM) modes are another mode basis to represent spatial modes. There have been increasing interests in exploiting OAM modes in specialty fibres. In this paper, we present a comprehensive characterisation of OAM modes in conventional graded-index multimode fibre (MMF). 1) We synthesise the circularly polarized OAM modes by properly combining two fold degenerate cylindrical vector modes (eigenmodes) and analyse the total angular momentum, i.e. spin angular momentum and orbital angular momentum...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625079/retrospective-analysis-of-nephritis-response-and-renal-outcome-in-a-cohort-of-928-egyptian-lupus-nephritis-patients-a-university-hospital-experience
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M Momtaz, A Fayed, M Wadie, S M Gamal, S A Ghoniem, N Sobhy, N M Kamal Elden, W M Hamza
Aim We aim to describe the pattern of response to treatment in a cohort of Egyptian lupus nephritis (LN) patients and to define variable prognostic factors. Methods We retrospectively analyzed records of 928 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients (898 females, 30 males) with biopsy-confirmed LN seen between 2006 and 2012 at Cairo University hospitals. Results Our study involved 928 SLE patients with a mean age of 26.25 ± 6.487 years, mean LN duration at time of renal biopsy 6.48 ± 4.27 months, mean SLEDAI 28...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622917/new-beginnings-mitochondrial-renewal-by-massive-mitochondrial-fusion
#6
Ray J Rose, David W McCurdy
Massive mitochondrial fusion (MMF) in germinating arabidopsis seeds, together with earlier studies, suggests a significant role for MMF in the life cycle of flowering plants. MMF is likely to facilitate nucleoid transmission, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) recombination, and the homogenization of mitochondrial components, thus providing a type of quality control for mitochondrial populations in new generations.
June 13, 2017: Trends in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613375/study-on-the-association-of-ugt1a9-gene-c-98t-c-polymorphism-and-mycophenolic-acid-plasma-levels-in-renal-transplant-patients
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L R Ruschel, V M Schmitt, A B Silva, C S A Oliveira, K Flach, D O d'Avila, F V Thiesen
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is a prodrug active only after its hydrolysis to mycophenolic acid (MPA). The UGT1A9 enzyme is of special interest since it is the main enzyme involved in the glucuronidation of MPA. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the UGT1A9 gene may be responsible for individual differences in the pharmacokinetics of MMF. Expression levels and the activity of UGT1A9 may depend on the presence of some SNPs located in the gene promoter region (-2152C>T and -275T>A), as well as changes in the coding region (c...
May 31, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612364/successful-treatment-with-placenta-derived-decidual-stromal-cells-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-life-threatening-acute-gastrointestinal-graft-versus-host-disease
#8
Britt Gustafsson, Per Frisk, Attilla Szakos, Behnam Sadeghi, Olle Ringdén, Britt-Marie Frost
Severe aGvHD is a life-threatening complication after allogeneic HSCT. The GI tract is considered to play a key role in aGvHD, where the disease process can start and is one of the major target organs. Here, we present a case of a one-year-old child with a life-threatening GI-aGvHD stage IV, post-HSCT, resistant to steroids and MMF for 4 weeks. He was successfully treated with placenta-derived DSC.
June 13, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604665/gvhd-prophylaxis-after-single-unit-reduced-intensity-conditioning-cord-blood-transplantation-in-adults-with-acute-leukemia
#9
S Terakura, Y Kuwatsuka, S Yamasaki, A Wake, J Kanda, Y Inamoto, S Mizuta, T Yamaguchi, N Uchida, Y Kouzai, N Aotsuka, H Ogawa, H Kanamori, K Nishiwaki, S Miyakoshi, M Onizuka, I Amano, T Fukuda, T Ichinohe, Y Atsuta, M Murata, T Teshima
To investigate better GVHD prophylaxis in reduced intensity conditioning umbilical cord blood transplantation (RIC-UCBT), we compared transplant outcomes after UCBT among GvHD prophylaxes using the registry data. We selected patients transplanted for AML or ALL with a calcineurin inhibitor and methotrexate (MTX)/mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) combination. A total of 748 first RIC-UCBT between 2000 and 2012 (MTX+ group, 446, MMF+ group, 302) were included. The cumulative incidence of neutrophil and platelet counts higher than 50 000/μL was significantly better in the MMF+ group (relative risk (RR), 1...
June 12, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603052/efficacy-and-safety-of-mycophenolate-mofetil-and-tacrolimus-as-second-line-therapy-for-patients-with-autoimmune-hepatitis
#10
Cumali Efe, Hannes Hagström, Henriette Ytting, Rahima A Bhanji, Niklas F Müller, Qixia Wang, Tugrul Purnak, Luigi Muratori, Mårten Werner, Hanns-Ulrich Marschall, Paolo Muratori, Fulya Gunşar, Daniel Klintman, Albert Parés, Alexandra Heurgué-Berlot, Thomas D Schiano, Mustafa Cengiz, Michele May-Sien Tana, Xiong Ma, Aldo J Montano-Loza, Thomas Berg, Sumita Verma, Fin Stolze Larsen, Ersan Ozaslan, Michael A Heneghan, Eric M Yoshida, Staffan Wahlin
BACKGROUND: Predniso(lo)ne, alone or in combination with azathioprine, is the standard of care (SOC) therapy for autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). However, the SOC therapy is poorly tolerated or does not control disease activity in up to 20% of patients. We assessed the efficacy of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and tacrolimus as second-line therapy for patients with AIH. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of data (from 19 centres in Europe, the United States, Canada, and China) from 201 patients with AIH who received second-line therapy (121 received MMF and 80 received tacrolimus), for a median of 62 months (range, 6-190 months)...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602832/fumarate-decreases-edema-volume-and-improves-functional-outcome-after-experimental-stroke
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Bettina Hjelm Clausen, Louise Lundberg, Minna Yli-Karjanmaa, Nellie Anne Martin, Martina Svensson, Maria Zeiler Alfsen, Simon Bertram Flæng, Kristina Lyngsø, Antonio Boza-Serrano, Helle H Nielsen, Pernille B Hansen, Bente Finsen, Tomas Deierborg, Zsolt Illes, Kate Lykke Lambertsen
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress and inflammation exacerbate tissue damage in the brain after ischemic stroke. Dimethyl-fumarate (DMF) and its metabolite monomethyl-fumarate (MMF) are known to stimulate anti-oxidant pathways and modulate inflammatory responses. Considering these dual effects of fumarates, we examined the effect of MMF treatment after ischemic stroke in mice. METHODS: Permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAO) was performed using adult, male C57BL/6 mice...
June 8, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600850/eight-year-follow-up-in-pediatric-living-donor-kidney-recipients-receiving-alemtuzumab-induction
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Michael M Kaabak, Nadeen N Babenko, Ron Shapiro, Alexey A Maschan, Allan K Zokoev, Stanislav V Schekaturov, Julia N Vyunkova, Olga V Dymova
Recipient lymphocytes are crucial for direct and indirect pathways of allorecognition. We proposed that the administration of alemtuzumab several weeks pretransplantation could eradicate peripheral lymphatic cells and promote donor-specific acceptance. This was a single-center, retrospective review of 101 consecutive living donor kidney transplantations in pediatric patients (age 7 months-18 years), performed between September 2006 and April 2010. IS protocol included two 30 mg doses of alemtuzumab: The first was given 12-29 days prior to transplantation, and the second at the time of transplantation...
June 10, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589165/effects-of-fumarates-on-inflammatory-human-astrocyte-responses-and-oligodendrocyte-differentiation
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Dylan A Galloway, John B Williams, Craig S Moore
OBJECTIVE: Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) is a fumaric acid ester approved for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). In both the brain and periphery, DMF and its metabolite monomethyl fumarate (MMF) exert anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Our aim was to compare the effects of DMF and MMF on inflammatory and antioxidant pathways within astrocytes, a critical supporting glial cell in the central nervous system (CNS). Direct effects of fumarates on neural progenitor cell (NPC) differentiation toward the oligodendrocyte lineage were also assessed...
June 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584258/cathepsin-s-inhibition-combines-control-of-systemic-and-peripheral-pathomechanisms-of-autoimmune-tissue-injury
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Maia Tato, Santhosh V Kumar, Yajuan Liu, Shrikant R Mulay, Solange Moll, Bastian Popper, Jonathan N Eberhard, Dana Thomasova, Arne Christian Rufer, Sabine Gruner, Wolfgang Haap, Guido Hartmann, Hans-Joachim Anders
Cathepsin(Cat)-S processing of the invariant chain-MHC-II complex inside antigen presenting cells is a central pathomechanism of autoimmune-diseases. Additionally, Cat-S is released by activated-myeloid cells and was recently described to activate protease-activated-receptor-(PAR)-2 in extracellular compartments. We hypothesized that Cat-S blockade targets both mechanisms and elicits synergistic therapeutic effects on autoimmune tissue injury. MRL-(Fas)lpr mice with spontaneous autoimmune tissue injury were treated with different doses of Cat-S inhibitor RO5459072, mycophenolate mofetil or vehicle...
June 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580800/kaposi-sarcoma-associated-with-iatrogenic-immunosuppression-a-rare-complication-of-bullous-pemphigoid-treatment
#15
Catherine Tremblay, Dominique Friedmann
BACKGROUND: Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune bullous disease requiring immunosuppressive therapy. Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is an angioproliferative tumor associated with the opportunistic viral infection human herpes virus 8 (HHV-8). It is a well-known condition associated with longstanding human immunodeficiency virus infection, but it may also occur in the context of iatrogenic immunosuppression. OBJECTIVE: Although a rare complication, all dermatologists dealing with immunosuppressors must be aware and have a high index of suspicion when a patient presents with rapidly progressive violaceous papules...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571987/a-survey-of-dairy-calf-management-practices-among-farms-using-manual-and-automated-milk-feeding-systems-in-canada
#16
Catalina Medrano-Galarza, Stephen J LeBlanc, Trevor J DeVries, Andria Jones-Bitton, Jeffrey Rushen, Anne Marie de Passillé, Derek B Haley
Dairy calves in North America traditionally are housed individually and fed by manual milk feeding (MMF) systems with buckets or bottles. Automated milk feeders (AMF) allow for more natural milk feeding frequencies and volumes, and calves are usually housed in groups. The objectives of this study were to (1) determine the prevalence of various milk-fed calf management and feeding practices and (2) compare these practices between dairy farms using MMF and AMF systems. A national online survey was performed from January to May 2015 to quantify management practices for the care of milk-fed dairy calves in Canada...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569885/experimental-study-on-the-statistic-characteristics-of-a-3x3-rf-mimo-channel-over-a-single-conventional-multimode-fiber
#17
Yi Lei, Jianqiang Li, Rui Wu, Yuting Fan, Songnian Fu, Feifei Yin, Yitang Dai, Kun Xu
Based on the observed random fluctuation phenomenon of speckle pattern across multimode fiber (MMF) facet and received optical power distribution across three output ports, we experimentally investigate the statistic characteristics of a 3×3 radio frequency multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channel enabled by mode division multiplexing in a conventional 50 µm MMF using non-mode-selective three-dimensional waveguide photonic lanterns as mode multiplexer and demultiplexer. The impacts of mode coupling on the MIMO channel coefficients, channel matrix, and channel capacity have been analyzed over different fiber lengths...
June 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556519/lessons-learned-early-termination-of-a-randomized-trial-of-calcineurin-inhibitor-and-corticosteroid-avoidance-using-belatacept
#18
Kenneth A Newell, Aneesh K Mehta, Christian P Larsen, Peter G Stock, A Bradley Farris, Shikha G Mehta, David Ikle, Brian Armstrong, Yvonne Morrison, Nancy Bridges, Mark Robien, Roslyn B Mannon
The intent of this NIH-sponsored study was to compare a belatacept-based immunosuppressive regimen with a maintenance regimen of tacrolimus and mycophenolate (MMF). Nineteen primary, EBV-immune renal transplant recipients with a negative cross-match were randomized to one of three groups. All patient groups received perioperative steroids and maintenance MMF. Patients in groups 1 and 2 were induced with alemtuzumab and maintained on tacrolimus or belatacept, respectively. Patients in group 3 were induced with basiliximab, received 3 months of tacrolimus, and maintained on belatacept...
May 28, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553749/mandibular-angle-fractures-treated-with-a-single-miniplate-without-postoperative-maxillomandibular-fixation-a-retrospective-evaluation-of-50-patients
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Paulo Domingos Ribeiro-Junior, Thessio Miná Vago, William Saranholi da Silva, Luis Eduardo Marques Padovan, Rodrigo Tiossi
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective study evaluated the use of a single miniplate for the treatment of mandibular angle fractures (MAF). METHODS: Fifty patients with 53 MAF were treated by open reduction and internal fixation with the use of a single miniplate and were analyzed in this study. RESULTS: Five patients with MAF had postoperative complications that required additional procedures. Three patients had postoperative infection, one patient complained of malocclusion in the first postoperative week, and one patient had miniplate exposure three months after surgery...
May 29, 2017: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544580/efficacy-of-mycophenolate-mofetil-and-oral-cyclophosphamide-on-skin-thickness-post-hoc-analyses-from-the-scleroderma-lung-study-i-and-ii
#20
Rajaie Namas, Donald P Tashkin, Daniel E Furst, Holly Wilhalme, Chi-Hong Tseng, Michael D Roth, Suzanne Kafaja, Elizabeth Volkmann, Philip J Clements, Dinesh Khanna
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and cyclophosphamide (CYC) on the modified Rodnan skin score (mRSS) in participants enrolled in the Scleroderma Lung Study (SLS)-I and II. METHODS: SLS-I participants received daily oral CYC or matching placebo for one year, whereas SLS-II participants received daily MMF for 2 years or daily oral CYC for 1 year followed by placebo for second year. We assessed the impact of MMF and CYC on the mRSS in SLS-II over 24-month period...
May 23, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
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