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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791046/impact-of-intensive-dosing-of-mycophenolate-on-pancreas-allograft-survival
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Jillian L Descourouez, Margaret Jorgenson, Nathan Menninga, Glen Leverson, Jon Odorico, Robert Redfield
PURPOSE: Evaluate the effect of mycophenolate (mycophenolic acid, MPA) dose on pancreas allograft survival following simultaneous pancreas kidney (SPK) transplant. METHODS: This was an observational study of adult SPK recipients transplanted between 1/1/2002-6/30/2015. Recipients were divided into cohorts based on MPA dose at discharge; high dose (HD) 1000mg three times daily mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and standard dose (SD) 1000mg twice daily MMF. Primary outcome was pancreas allograft survival...
May 23, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785340/comparing-the-catch-composition-profitability-and-discard-survival-from-different-trammel-net-designs-targeting-common-spiny-lobster-palinurus-elephas-in-a-mediterranean-fishery
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Gaetano Catanese, Hilmar Hinz, Maria Del Mar Gil, Miquel Palmer, Michael Breen, Antoni Mira, Elena Pastor, Amalia Grau, Andrea Campos-Candela, Elka Koleva, Antoni Maria Grau, Beatriz Morales-Nin
In the Balearic Islands, different trammel net designs have been adopted to promote fisheries sustainability and reduce discards. Here, we compare the catch performance of three trammel net designs targeting the spiny lobster Palinurus elephas in terms of biomass, species composition and revenue from commercial catches and discards. Designs differ in the netting fiber type (standard polyfilament, PMF, or a new polyethylene multi-monofilament, MMF) and the use of a guarding net or greca , a mesh piece intended to reduce discards...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781586/treatment-algorithms-for-systemic-sclerosis-according-to-experts
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Andreu Fernández-Codina, Kyle M Walker, Janet E Pope
INTRODUCTION: Treatment for many aspects of systemic sclerosis (SSc) lacks agreement. OBJECTIVES: To generate SSc treatment algorithms endorsed by high percentage of SSc experts. METHODS: Experts from the Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium and the Canadian Scleroderma Research group (N=170) were asked whether they agreed with SSc algorithms (from 2012). Two consensus rounds refined agreement; 62 (36%), 54 (32%) and 48 (28%) experts completed surveys...
May 21, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779322/-impact-of-mycophenolate-mofetil-prophylaxis-duration-on-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-after-haploidentical-stem-cell-transplantation
#4
Y Q Sun, X J Huang, L P Xu, X H Zhang, C H Yan, K Y Liu, Y Wang
Objective: To investigate the impact of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) prophylaxis duration on acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) after haploidentical stem cell transplantation (haplo-HSCT) using 'Beijing Protocol'. Methods: Adult patients (≥14 years) received haplo-HSCT in Peking University Institute of Hematology from Sep, 2016 to Mar, 2017 were retrospectively reviewed if they fulfilled the criterias: ①diagnosed with hematological maligancies; ②standard-risk status at haplo-HSCT. A total of 237 patients [including 102 patients with long MMF duration (defined as started on day -9 with 100 mg/d, adjusted to 500 mg/d from day +30 and discontinued on day +45 to +60 or occurrence of CMV/EBV reactivation or late-onset hemorrhagic cytitis), and 135 patients with short MMF duration (defined as started on day -9 with 500 mg/d and discontinued on the day achieved neutrophil engraftment)] were reviewed...
April 14, 2018: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778666/mycophenolate-mofetil-for-induction-and-maintenance-of-remission-in-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-without-renal-involvement
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Yasser Emad, Yasser Ragab, Johannes J Rasker
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) associated vasculitides include granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA, previously called Wegener's), microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), previously called Churg-Strauss). In this report we used mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and steroids to induce and maintain remission in two newly diagnosed cases with c-ANCA associated GPA. The two patients' maintained remission with no disease relapses during one year follow-up...
May 16, 2018: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776943/mycophenolate-mofetil-induced-colitis-in-a-patient-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Gianluca Moroncini, Devis Benfaremo, Alessandra Mandolesi, Armando Gabrielli
We present the case of a 44-year-old woman affected by systemic sclerosis (SSc) who was admitted to our department for abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and fever. Imaging studies showed the presence of a thickened colon wall involving the descending colon and the sigma, while a subsequent endoscopy revealed multiple serpiginous ulcers covered with fibrin and exudates. Under the hypothesis of drug-induced colitis, mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), which she was taking for SSc-related interstitial lung disease (ILD), was readily suspended, with a rapid recovery without further treatment...
May 18, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775447/-mycophenolate-mofetil-mmf-as-the-first-choice-immunosuppressive-drug-in-treatment-of-steroid-dependent-nephrotic-syndrome-in-children
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Iwona Ogarek, Elżbieta Szczęsny-Choruz, Ewa Wierzchowska-Słowiaczek, Joanna Kwinta-Rybicka, Zofia Stec, Anna Moczulska, Katarzyna Wilkosz, Dorota Drożdż
Most children diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome show favourable response to corticosteroid therapy, nonetheless 30% of patients have frequent relapses or a steroid-dependent course of disease. Cyclophosphamide, cyclosporin A or MMF are being used in treatment of steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome in search of a drug with highest long-term effectiveness and least amount of side effects. AIM: The aim of study was to assess of the efficacy of MMF as the first choice immunosuppressive drug in children with nephrotic syndrome after determining a steroid-dependency...
April 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775445/the-clinical-pattern-of-nephrotic-syndrome-in-children-has-no-effect-on-the-concentration-of-soluble-urokinase-receptor-supar-in-serum-and-urine
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Agnieszka Ochocińska, Wioletta Jarmużek, Roman Janas
Concentration of soluble urokinase receptor (suPAR) was regarded as viable marker to differentiate the focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) from other glomerulopathies and also as predictive parameter for progression of renal disease. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate serum and urine (s)(u)suPAR concentration in steroid-sensitive and steroid-resistant nephrotic children treated with different (double and triple-drug) regimens. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Overall 43 children were evaluated including 14 patients with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) aged 9±6 years and 29 with steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS) aged 9±5 years, as well as control group (n=59)...
April 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775444/-influence-of-intensity-localization-and-type-of-deposits-in-renal-biopsy-for-disease-symptoms-and-follow-up-in-children-with-iga-nephropathy
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Karolina Cichoń-Kawa, Małgorzata Mizerska-Wasiak, Jadwiga Małdyk, Agnieszka Turczyn, Agnieszka Rybi-Szumińska, Anna Wasilewska, Agnieszka Firszt-Adamczyk, Roman Stankiewicz, Beata Bieniaś, Przemysław Sikora, Katarzyna Gadomska-Prokop, Ryszard Grenda, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
IgA nephropathy is the most common glomerulonephritis in the world. For diagnosis kidney biopsy is necessary. AIM: The aim of the study was assessment the significance of IgA, C3 and IgG deposits intensity and location in kidney childhood IgA nephropathy (IgAN) for the symptoms of the disease and the follow up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study population consisted of 81 children, average 11,45±3,99 years. IgAN was recognized based on renal biopsy, performed 1,2±1,84, median 0,5 years after the onset...
April 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763776/dimethyl-fumarate-downregulates-the-immune-response-through-the-hca-2-gpr109a-pathway-implications-for-the-treatment-of-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Felipe von Glehn, Rafael P C Dias-Carneiro, Adriel S Moraes, Alessandro S Farias, Veronica A P G Silva, Francisco T M Oliveira, Carlos Eduardo B G Silva, Fabricio de Carvalho, Elaine Rahal, Clare Baecher-Allan, Leonilda M B Santos
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms of action of dimethyl fumarate (DMF), and its metabolite, monomethyl fumarate (MMF), for the treatment of multiple sclerosis are not completely elucidated. OBJECTIVES: To discuss the role of DMF/MMF-induced hydroxycarboxylic acid receptor 2 (HCA2 /GPR109A) pathway activation in the immune response and treatment of MS. METHODS: A narrative (traditional) review of the current literature. RESULTS: Studies have shown that binding of DMF/MMF to HCA2 on dendritic cells inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines in vitro and in MS murine models...
April 25, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757975/a-novel-strain-sensor-with-large-measurement-range-based-on-all-fiber-mach-zehnder-interferometer
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Xinran Dong, Haifeng Du, Xiaoyan Sun, Zhi Luo, Ji'an Duan
We have proposed a high sensitive photonic crystal fiber (PCF) strain sensor based on the Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI). The sensing head is formed by all-fiber in-line single mode-multimode-photonic-crystal-single mode fiber (SMPS) structure, using only the splicing method. Such a strain sensor exhibited a high sensitivity of -2.21 pm/με within a large measurement range of up to 5000 με and a large fringe visibility of up to 24 dB. Moreover, it was found that the strain sensitivity was weekly dependent of the length of PCF or MMF...
May 14, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757021/advagraf%C3%A2-with-or-without-an-induction-therapy-for-de-novo-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Johan Noble, Thomas Jouve, Lionel Rostaing, Paolo Malvezzi
Cornerstone immunosuppressive therapy currently relies on immediate-release tacrolimus, a calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) that is potentially nephrotoxic and is more diabetogenic than cyclosporine A. Two new formulations of tacrolimus have been launched: an extended-release formulation (Advagraf®/Astagraf XL®, Astellas company) and a long-lasting formulation (Envarsus®, Veloxis company). Area covered: Herein, we assess the efficacy of an extended-release formulation of tacrolimus (Advagraf®/Astagraf XL®) used in conjunction with or without an induction therapy (i...
May 14, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750728/utility-of-postoperative-mandibulomaxillary-fixation-after-rigid-internal-fixation-of-isolated-mandibular-fractures
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Silviu C Diaconu, Colton H L McNichols, Yuanyuan Liang, Dennis Orkoulas-Razis, Jhade Woodall, Yvonne M Rasko, Michael P Grant, Arthur J Nam
PURPOSE: The utility of postoperative mandibulomaxillary fixation (MMF) after open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of mandible fractures is debated. The purpose of this study is to analyze if patients undergoing ORIF with postoperative MMF have improved outcome compared with those treated with ORIF alone. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on patients who underwent ORIF of isolated mandibular fractures. Patients were divided into those placed in MMF postoperatively (ORIF with MMF) and those who were not (ORIF only)...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750317/mycophenolate-mofetil-for-sustained-remission-in-nephrotic-syndrome
#14
Uwe Querfeld, Lutz T Weber
The clinical application of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) has significantly widened beyond the prophylaxis of acute and chronic rejections in solid organ transplantation. MMF has been recognized as an excellent treatment option in many immunologic glomerulopathies. For children with frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) or steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS) experiencing steroid toxicity, MMF has been recommended as a steroid-sparing drug. Uncontrolled studies in patients with FRNS and SDSN have shown that many patients can achieve sustained remission of proteinuria with MMF monotherapy...
May 11, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744939/heart-transplant-outcomes-in-patients-with-chagas-cardiomyopathy-in-the-united-states
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Rodolfo D Benatti, Sadeer G Al-Kindi, Fernando Bacal, Guilherme H Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Chagas cardiomyopathy (CC) is one of the chronic manifestations of Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi) infection and is among the leading reasons for heart transplantation (HT) in Latin America. Chagas disease is also present in areas with large Hispanic communities in the United States. Our objective is to evaluate the outcomes of cardiac allograft recipients with the diagnosis of CC in the United States. METHODS AND RESULTS: We identified 25 adult patients with CC and 15,930 with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCMP) who underwent HT between 1987 and 2015...
May 9, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736300/eco-friendly-reduced-graphene-oxide-for-the-determination-of-mycophenolate-mofetil-in-pharmaceutical-formulations
#16
Prashanth S Narayan, Nagappa L Teradal, Seetharamappa Jaldappagari, Ashis K Satpati
Graphene oxide (GO) was synthesized and characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). GO was then electrochemically reduced and used for electrochemical study of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF). The electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) film on glassy carbon electrode (GCE) showed enhanced peak current for electrooxidation of MMF...
April 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735418/lack-of-correlation-between-phonetic-magnetic-mismatch-field-and-plasma-d-serine-levels-in-humans
#17
Motomu Suga, Yuki Kawakubo, Yukika Nishimura, Kenji Hashimoto, Masato Yumoto, Kiyoto Kasai
OBJECTIVE: Uncovering molecular bases for auditory language processing in the human brain is a fundamental scientific challenge. The power and latency of the magnetic mismatch field (MMF) elicited by phoneme change, which are magnetoencephalographic indices of language function in its early stage of information processing, are theoretically thought to be modulated by N-methyl-d-aspartate-type glutamate receptor (NMDAR) function, but no study has yet assessed this possibility. We have thus sought to demonstrate an association between phonetic MMF power/latency and levels of plasma d-serine, an intrinsic co-agonist of glycine binding sites on NMDAR, in adults...
April 24, 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735215/limited-sampling-strategy-for-estimating-mycophenolic-acid-exposure-on-day-7-post-transplant-for-two-mycophenolate-mofetil-formulations-derived-from-20-chinese-renal-transplant-recipients
#18
W Cai, Q Cai, N Xiong, Y Qin, L Lai, X Sun, Y Hu
PURPOSE: To assess the pharmacokinetic properties of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) dispersible tablets and capsules by the enzyme multiplied immunoassay technique (EMIT) in Chinese kidney transplant recipients in the early post-transplantation phase and to develop the equations to predict mycophenolic acid (MPA) area under the 12-hour concentration-time curve (AUC0-12h ) using a limited sampling strategy (LSS). METHODS: Forty patients who underwent renal transplantation from brain-dead donors were randomly divided into dispersible tablets (Sai KE Ping; Hangzhou Zhongmei Huadong Pharma) and capsules (Cellcept; Roche Pharma, Why, NSW, Australia) groups, and treated with MMF combined with combination tacrolimus and prednisone as a basic immunosuppressive regimen...
May 4, 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734149/recent-advances-in-treatment-strategies-for-lupus-nephritis
#19
Kazunori Karasawa, Keiko Uchida, Tomo Takabe, Takahito Moriyama, Kosaku Nitta
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune chronic inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs and tissues. Lupus nephritis (LN) is a serious complication of SLE, which occurs at a high rate. Conventional treatment strategies of LN have been widely accepted by two concepts such as induction therapy and maintenance therapy. In LN induction therapy until recently, cyclophosphamide in combination with prednisone (PSL) has been the standard method of treatment for proliferative forms of LN. In the latest review, the combination of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is also considered a standard treatment option...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731924/the-spectrum-of-histopathological-changes-in-the-renal-allograft-a-12-months-protocol-biopsy-study
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Galina Severova-Andreevska, Ladislava Grcevska, Gordana Petrushevska, Koco Cakalaroski, Aleksandar Sikole, Olivera Stojceva-Taneva, Ilina Danilovska, Ninoslav Ivanovski
INTRODUCTION: Renal transplantation became a routine and successful medical treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease in the last 30 years all over the world. Introduction of Luminex based Single Antigen Beads (SAB) and recent BANFF consensus of histopathological phenotypes of different forms of rejection enables more precise diagnosis and changes the therapeutic approach. The graft biopsies, protocol or cause, indicated, remain a golden diagnostic tool for clinical follow up of kidney transplant recipients (KTR)...
April 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
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