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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542523/impact-of-maintenance-immunosuppressive-therapy-on-the-fecal-microbiome-of-renal-transplant-recipients-comparison-between-an-everolimus-and-a-standard-tacrolimus-based-regimen
#2
Gianluigi Zaza, Alessandra Dalla Gassa, Giovanna Felis, Simona Granata, Sandra Torriani, Antonio Lupo
BACKGROUND: The gut microbiome is the full set of microbes living in the gastrointestinal tract and is emerging as an important dynamic/fluid system that, if altered by environmental, dietetic or pharmacological factors, could considerably influence drug response. However, the immunosuppressive drug-induced modifications of this system are still poorly defined. METHODS: We employed an innovative bioinformatics approach to assess differences in the whole-gut microbial metagenomic profile of 20 renal transplant recipients undergoing maintenance treatment with two different immunosuppressive protocols...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542177/mycophenolate-mofetil-for-scleroderma-related-interstitial-lung-disease-a-real-world-experience
#3
Misbah Baqir, Ashima Makol, Thomas G Osborn, Brian J Bartholmai, Jay H Ryu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) remains the number one cause of mortality in scleroderma (SSc). Our goal was to determine the effectiveness of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in treating SSc-ILD in a retrospective study. METHODS: A retrospective, computer-assisted search was performed to identify patients with SSc-ILD treated with MMF from 1997 through 2014. We used a novel software tool, Computer-Aided Lung Informatics for Pathology Evaluation and Rating (CALIPER), to quantify parenchymal lung abnormalities on high-resolution computed tomography...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536776/development-of-improved-dosing-regimens-for-mycophenolate-mofetil-based-on-population-pharmacokinetic-analyses-in-adults-with-lupus-nephritis
#4
Azrin N Abd Rahman, Susan E Tett, Halim A Abdul Gafor, Brett C McWhinney, Christine E Staatz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Mycophenolic acid (MPA) provides effective treatment for lupus nephritis patients. Owing to its large pharmacokinetic variability, it is questionable whether standard fixed dose therapy can achieve optimal MPA exposure. The aim of this study was to develop a population pharmacokinetic model of MPA and its metabolite, 7-O-MPA-β-glucuronide (MPAG), to identify important covariate influences and better predict patient dosing requirements. METHODS: MPA and MPAG concentration-time profiles were collected from 25 patients receiving mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) with or without cyclosporine (CsA) co-therapy...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535523/mycophenolate-mofetil-a-possible-alternative-treatment-for-iga-nephropathy
#5
Olga Baraldi, Giorgia Comai, Vania Cuna, Maria Cappuccilli, Carla Serra, Claudio Ronco, Gaetano La Manna
IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common primary glomerulonephritis in developed countries and a leading cause of chronic kidney disease. IgAN is a mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis characterized by diffuse mesangial deposition of IgA, often accompanied by the deposition of IgG and the C3 component of complement in a similar distribution. This condition is in most cases oligosymptomatic, often discovered coincidentally. Currently, there is no specific treatment available for IgAN and the use of immunosuppression therapy is debated...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515415/evaluation-of-mycophenolate-mofetil-and-low-dose-steroid-combined-therapy-in-moderately-severe-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-nephritis
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Zhihong Lu, Junfeng Song, Jianhua Mao, Yonghui Xia, Caiyun Wang
BACKGROUND The most appropriate management of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) nephritis with nephrotic-range proteinuria remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical therapeutic effects of mycophenolate mofetil and low-dose steroid in Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN) with nephrotic-range proteinuria and pathological classification less than IV in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS The clinical effects of MMF and low-dose steroid therapy were studied in children with Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis manifested with nephrotic-range proteinuria, normal kidney function, and <50% crescents or sclerosing lesions on renal biopsy...
May 18, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515158/the-anti-psoriatic-drug-monomethylfumarate-increases-nuclear-factor-erythroid-2-related-factor-2-nrf2-levels-and-induces-aquaporin-3-aqp3-mrna-and-protein-expression
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Inas Helwa, Vivek Choudhary, Xunsheng Chen, Ismail Kaddour-Djebbar, Wendy B Bollag
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress contributes to inflammatory skin diseases including psoriasis. Monomethylfumarate (MMF) is an anti-psoriatic agent with a poorly understood mechanism of action. In other cell types MMF increases the expression of nuclear factor erythroid-derived 2-like 2 (Nrf2), a transcription factor that regulates cellular anti-oxidant responses, to reduce oxidative stress like that observed in inflammatory disorders such as multiple sclerosis. OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that MMF enhances Nrf2 activity in keratinocytes, thereby improving their capacity to counteract environmental stresses...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493175/treatment-for-lupus-nephritis-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews-and-meta-analyses
#8
REVIEW
Yuehong Chen, Jianhong Sun, Kun Zou, Yuan Yang, Gang Liu
The aim is to systematically review the treatment for lupus nephritis (LN) by performing an overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Electronic databases of OVID MEDLINE, OVID EMBASE, and Cochrane Library were searched to identify published systematic reviews and meta-analyses investigating treatments for LN up to 13 July 2016. A measurement tool to assess systematic reviews (AMSTAR) was used to assess the quality of included studies. Totally, 24 studies were included. Of the eligible studies, 3 studies were rated as poor quality, 11 as moderate, and 10 as good...
May 10, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492646/high-pressure-micromechanical-force-measurements-of-the-effects-of-surface-corrosion-and-salinity-on-ch4-c2h6-hydrate-particle-surface-interactions
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Shenglong Wang, Sijia Hu, Erika P Brown, Matthew A Nakatsuka, Jiafei Zhao, Mingjun Yang, Yongchen Song, Carolyn A Koh
In order to investigate the mechanism of gas hydrate deposition and agglomeration in gas dominated flowlines, a high-pressure micromechanical force (MMF) apparatus was applied to directly measure CH4/C2H6 hydrate adhesion/cohesion forces under low temperature and high pressure conditions. A CH4/C2H6 gas mixture was used as the hydrate former. Adhesion forces between hydrate particles and carbon steel (CS) surfaces were measured, and the effects of corrosion on adhesion forces were analyzed. The influences of NaCl concentration on the cohesion force between CH4/C2H6 hydrate particles were also studied for gas-dominated systems...
May 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489256/clinical-and-virologic-outcomes-in-high-risk-adult-ebv-mismatched-organ-transplant-recipients
#10
Deepali Kumar, Nikhil Patil, Shahid Husain, Cecilia Chaparro, Mamatha Bhat, S Joseph Kim, Atul Humar
EBV D+/R- organ transplant recipients are a high-risk group for developing PTLD. Little data are available for prevention in the adult EBV mismatched population. We conducted a retrospective study of EBV D+/R- organ transplants performed during 2002-2014. Of the 153 patients identified, 82.4% patients received antiviral prophylaxis with valganciclovir for a median of 4.5 months (range 0.8-22 months) and 36.6% underwent viral load monitoring in the first post-transplant year. EBV viremia developed in 67.2% monitored patients...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488124/hypomyopathic-dermatomyositis-associated-with-interstitial-lung-disease-and-good-response-to-mycophenolate-mofetil-case-based-review
#11
REVIEW
Roberta Vilela Lopes Koyama, Tiago Kiyoshi Kitabayashi Braga, George Alberto da Silva Dias, Satomi Fujihara, Hellen Thais Fuzii, Gilberto Toshimitsu Yoshikawa
Hypomyopathic dermatomyositis (HDM) is a rare form of dermatomyositis (DM). Interstitial lung disease (ILD) associated with clinically amyopathic DM (CADM-ILD) or hypomyopathic DM (HDM-ILD) is a rare condition with a more unfavorable prognosis than ILD associated with classic DM (CDM-ILD). There is no effective treatment for HDM-ILD. A 62-year-old woman with a 6-month history of chronic polyarthritis and myalgia presented skin lesions characteristic of DM (erythematous lesion on extensor surface of elbows, Gottron's papules, V-neck sign) with no clinical muscle impairment (global muscle strength: grade 5)...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475563/depleting-antibody-induction-and-kidney-transplant-outcomes-a-paired-kidney-analysis
#12
Marcelo S Sampaio, Bhavna Chopra, Kalathil K Sureshkumar
BACKGROUND: Induction immunosuppression decreases the risk for acute rejection and improves graft outcomes in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). We aimed to compare the outcomes of induction with Thymoglobulin and alemtuzumab in KTRs through paired-kidney analysis. METHODS: Using OPTN/UNOS database from 2003 to 2013, we identified recipients of deceased donor kidneys from the same donor in such a way that 1 patient received Thymoglobulin induction and recipient of the mate kidney underwent alemtuzumab induction...
October 11, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471870/the-effect-of-immunosuppression-on-airway-integrity
#13
Hannelore Bellon, Elly Vandermeulen, Stijn E Verleden, Tobias Heigl, Hanne Vriens, Elise Lammertyn, Lieve Verlinden, Thomas Vanhove, Mieke Verstuyf, Peter Hoet, Robin Vos, Geert M Verleden, Bart M Vanaudenaerde
BACKGROUND: Insults to the airway epithelium play a key role in constrictive bronchiolitis following lung transplantation (LTx), the typical hallmark of chronic rejection. Our hypothesis is that immunosuppressives might affect airway integrity. METHODS: A biculture of lung bronchial epithelial cells (16HBE) and lung microvascular endothelial cells (HLMVEC) was exposed to immunosuppressives (serum through levels) for 24h or 4 days. Cytotoxicity, trans-epithelial electrical resistance (TEER) and permeability was measured after exposure to monotherapies and combination therapies...
May 4, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463080/lupus-glomerulonephritis-in-788-chinese-children-a-multi-centre-clinical-and-histopathological-analysis-based-on-549-renal-biopsies
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Si-Yan Jin, Dan-Lin Huang, Xi-Qiang Dang, Zhu-Wen Yi
BACKGROUND: System lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a severe multisystem autoimmune disease. OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical and pathological features, treatment, and renal outcome in children under 18 years with lupus nephritis (LN). METHODS: The study was undertaken by a questionnaire completed in 26 Grade 3A hospitals' paediatric renal units in China. The study comprised 788 children (619 girls, 169 boys) diagnosed with SLE by the American College of Rheumatology criteria (1997) during 2005-2010...
May 2, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461839/predictive-factors-of-abnormal-circadian-blood-pressure-profile-in-recipients-of-kidney-transplantation
#15
Achim Camelia, Zgura Anca, Voiculescu Mihai
Arterial hypertension (HT) plays an important role and is a major factor in the occurrence and progression of chronic graft nephropathy. We evaluated 24-hour blood pressure (BP) profile in kidney transplant patients to identify factors predictive of abnormal circadian BP profile. BP was measured over a period of 24 hours using a noninvasive automatic device (EC-3H / ABPM) in 40 renal transplant patients (mean age = 37.2±12.2 years, M = 30, mean serum creatinine = 2.0±1.4 mg/dl). They were under the triple immunosuppressive therapy (CsA / Ts + Aza / MMF + PDN)...
June 2016: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446286/-salvage-trerapy-for-patients-with-relapsed-and-refractory-lymphoma-by-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#16
Yue Yin, Zhi-Xiang Qiu, Yuan Li, Wei-Lin Xu, Yu-Hua Sun, Wei Liu, Wen-Sheng Wang, Mang-Ju Wang, Li-Hong Wang, Yu-Jun Dong, Jin-Ping Ou, Xi-Nan Cen, Han-Yun Ren
OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and efficacy of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) in treating patients with relapsed and refractory lymphoma. METHODS: Thirty-one consecutive patients with relapsed or refractory lymphoma received allo-HSCT. Used conditioning regimens included conditioning based on BEAM regimen(12 cases), conditioning based on modified Bu/Cy regimen(11 cases), conditioning based on Cy/TBI regemen(6 cases) and conditioning of Bu/Cy regimen(1 case)...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441449/effectiveness-and-safety-of-mycophenolate-mofetil-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#17
Anoop M Nambiar, Antonio R Anzueto, Jay I Peters
BACKGROUND: Currently available antifibrotic treatments may slow down disease progression in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), but are associated with potentially significant side effects and are costly. Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is well known for its potent immunosuppressive properties and possesses important antiproliferative and antifibrotic effects. The safety and effectiveness of MMF in IPF is unknown. METHODS: We performed a retrospective multicohort analysis of IPF patients treated with MMF compared to those treated with either ineffective/harmful treatments or no treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437284/a-retrospective-study-on-mycophenolic-acid-drug-interactions-effect-of-prednisone-sirolimus-and-tacrolimus-with-mpa
#18
Ana C Alvarez-Elías, Elisa C Yoo, Ekaterina K Todorova, Ram N Singh, Guido Filler
Mycophenolic acid (MPA), the active compound of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), is widely used as an antirejection drug after renal transplantation. There is growing evidence supporting the notion that there is substantial variability in the intra- and interpatient exposure to MPA. Drug interactions involving MPA with tacrolimus, steroids, and sirolimus have been understudied. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between MPA, steroids, tacrolimus, and sirolimus. MPA trough concentrations from 37 pediatric renal transplant recipients (mean age 7...
June 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421984/stability-indicating-uplc-method-for-the-estimation-of-nadifloxacin-terbinafine-hydrochloride-mometasone-furoate-methyl-paraben-and-propyl-paraben-in-topical-pharmaceutical-dosage-form
#19
Dileep M Bhosale, Anna Pratima G Nikalje
A novel and simple ultra-performance LC method was developed for the estimation of nadifloxacin (NAD), terbinafine hydrochloride (TBH), mometasone furoate (MMF), methyl paraben (MP), and propyl paraben (PP) in a topical pharmaceutical dosage formulation. The analysis was carried out on a Waters Acquity UPLC ethylene bridged hybrid C18 column (50 × 2.1 mm, 1.7 μm) with a flow rate of 0.4 mL/min in gradient mode at a wavelength of 255 nm. Elution of all components was achieved within 9 min. The retention times of MP, NAD, PP, TBH, and MMF were observed at 1...
April 18, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421185/changes-in-composition-of-the-gut-bacterial-microbiome-after-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-for-recurrent-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-a-pediatric-heart-transplant-patient
#20
Kyle L Flannigan, Taylor Rajbar, Andrew Moffat, Leanna S McKenzie, Frank Dicke, Kevin Rioux, Matthew L Workentine, Thomas J Louie, Simon A Hirota, Steven C Greenway
The microbiome is increasingly recognized as an important influence on human health and many of the comorbidities that affect patients after solid organ transplantation (SOT) have been shown to involve changes in gut bacterial populations. Thus, microbiome changes in an individual patient may have important health implications after SOT but this area remains understudied. We describe changes in the composition of the fecal microbiome from a pediatric heart transplant recipient before and >2.5 years after he underwent repeated fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
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