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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298471/bk-polyomavirus-clinical-aspects-immune-regulation-and-emerging-therapies
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REVIEW
George R Ambalathingal, Ross S Francis, Mark J Smyth, Corey Smith, Rajiv Khanna
BK polyomavirus (BKV) causes frequent infections during childhood and establishes persistent infections within renal tubular cells and the uroepithelium, with minimal clinical implications. However, reactivation of BKV in immunocompromised individuals following renal or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation may cause serious complications, including BKV-associated nephropathy (BKVAN), ureteric stenosis, or hemorrhagic cystitis. Implementation of more potent immunosuppression and increased posttransplant surveillance has resulted in a higher incidence of BKVAN...
April 2017: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295760/variability-in-assessing-for-bk-viremia-whole-blood-is-not-reliable-and-plasma-is-not-above-reproach-a-retrospective-analysis
#2
Neerja Agrawal, Ignacio A Echenique, Shane M Meehan, Ajit P Limaye, Linda Cook, Anthony Chang, Robert C Harland, Basit Javaid, Pradeep V Kadambi, Scott Matushek, James Williams, Michelle A Josephson
Polyomavirus nephropathy (PVN) is a major complication of kidney transplantation. Most reports describe polyomavirus viremia either precedes or is detectable at the time of diagnosis of PVN. This association is the basis of current screening recommendations. We retrospectively reviewed the PCR results of blood and urine samples from 29 kidney transplant recipients with biopsy proven PVN. Biopsies were performed for a rise in serum creatinine or persistent high-level BK viruria. All biopsies had polyoma virus large T-antigen expression in tubular epithelium by immunohistochemistry...
March 14, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273393/a-retrospective-study-to-describe-the-epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-opportunistic-infections-after-abdominal-organ-transplantation
#3
Mia Helfrich, Peter Dorschner, Kathryn Thomas, Valentina Stosor, Michael G Ison
BACKGROUND: Most epidemiologic studies of opportunistic infections (OI) following abdominal organ transplant (AOT) are derived prior to the era of contemporary immunosuppression and prophylaxis. These studies suggest that most OI occur within the first 6 months post transplant. METHOD: In this single-center, retrospective cohort study, we describe the epidemiology of OI in 359 consecutive AOT recipients, in the era of contemporary prophylaxis practices and alemtuzumab induction in kidney and simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant recipients...
March 8, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260458/successful-cost-effective-prevention-of-cytomegalovirus-disease-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-using-low-dose-valganciclovir
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Osama Gheith, Medhat A Halim, Torki Al-Otaibi, Hany Mansour, Ahmed Mosaad, Hassanein Abo Atteya, Zakaria Zakaria, Tarek Said, Prasad Nair, Narayanam Nampoory
OBJECTIVES: Low-dose valganciclovir prophylaxis is still under investigation in renal transplant procedures. Our aim was to assess the cost effectiveness of 450 mg versus 900 mg valganciclovir prophylaxis in kidney transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective trial, 201 kidney transplant patients were randomized (1:1) to receive 450 mg/d (group 1, n = 100) or 900 mg/d (group 2, n = 101) valganciclovir prophylaxis for the first 6 months after transplant...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258601/incidence-and-outcome-of-bk-polyomavirus-infection-in-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-with-renal-transplant-patients-receiving-cyclosporine-mycophenolate-sodium-or-everolimus-based-low-dose-immunosuppressive-therapy
#5
Willem B van Doesum, Lilli Gard, Frederike J Bemelman, Johan W de Fijter, Jaap J Homan van der Heide, Hubert G M Niesters, Willem J van Son, Coen A Stegeman, Henk Groen, Annelies Riezebos-Brilman, Jan Stephan F Sanders
INTRODUCTION: It remains unclear whether overall degree of immunosuppression or specific effects of individual immunosuppressive agents are causal for increased occurrence of BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) infection in renal transplant recipients (RTR). METHODS: A prospective, multicenter, open-label randomized controlled trial in 361 de novo RTR was performed. A total of 224 RTR were randomized at 6 months into three treatment groups with dual therapy consisting of prednisolone (Pred) plus either cyclosporine (CsA), mycophenolate sodium (MPS), or everolimus (EVL)...
March 4, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247521/combination-of-leflunomide-and-everolimus-for-treatment-of-bk-virus-nephropathy
#6
Juli Jaw, Prue Hill, David Goodman
BK nephropathy (BKN) is a common cause of graft dysfunction following kidney transplantation. Minimization of immunosuppressive therapy remains the first line of therapy, but this may lead to rejection and graft loss. In some cases, despite lowering immunosuppression, BK infection can persist, leading to chronic damage and kidney failure. Currently, there is no specific anti-BK viral therapy. Recent in vitro experiments have demonstrated a reduction in BK viral replication when infected cells are treated with the combination of Leflunomide and Everolimus...
April 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242482/single-center-experience-of-subclinical-rejections-and-bk-nephropathies-by-kidney-allografts-surveillance-biopsies
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Beata Naumnik, Jolanta Kowalewska, Tomasz Hryszko, Jerzy Glowiński, Magdalena Durlik, Michal C Myśliwiec
PURPOSE: Acute rejection of the kidney allograft remains the most important factor affecting the long-term graft outcome and is a major predictor of development of chronic damage and graft loss. Several studies have shown that early detection and treatment of subclinical rejection episodes may be beneficial for the graft outcome. The role of protocol (surveillance) biopsies and the value of donor specific antibodies (DSA) monitoring are still debatable. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study involving seventeen kidney recipients transplanted in north-eastern part of Poland who underwent "zero", 3-month and 12-month allograft biopsies as well as DSA assessment...
February 24, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230645/clinical-scale-rapid-autologous-bk-virus-specific-t-cell-line-generation-from-kidney-transplant-recipients-with-active-viremia-for-adoptive-immunotherapy
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Caroline Lamarche, Julie Orio, Victoria Georges-Tobar, Thomas Pincez, Mathieu Goupil, Amina Dahmani, Cedric Carli C, Ann Brasey, Lambert Busque, Jean-Sébastien Delisle
BACKGROUND: Polyomavirus-associated nephropathy (PVAN) following BK virus reactivation in kidney transplant recipients (KTR) can compromise graft survival. Lowering immunosuppression is the only established approach to prevent or treat PVAN but nonspecifically increasing host immune competence also augments rejection risk. Ex vivo T cell stimulation/expansion offers the possibility to generate BK-specific T cell lines for adoptive immunotherapy. The objective of this study was to develop and characterize a clinical scale protocol to generate BK-specific T cell lines from viremic KTR...
February 23, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207975/stabilization-of-renal-function-after-the-first-year-of-follow-up-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-treated-for-significant-bk-polyomavirus-infection-or-bk-polyomavirus-associated-nephropathy
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Marie-Christine Simard-Meilleur, Paule Bodson-Clermont, Gilles St-Louis, Michel R Pâquet, Catherine Girardin, Marie-Chantal Fortin, Héloïse Cardinal, Marie-Josée Hébert, Reneé Lévesque, Edith Renoult
BACKGROUND: BK polyomavirus virus (BKPyV) screening and immunosuppression reduction effectively prevent graft loss due to BKPyV-associated nephropathy (BKPVAN) during the first year after transplantation. The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of this infection during longer follow-up periods. METHODS: We reviewed the outcome of our screening and immunosuppression reduction protocol in 305 patients who received a kidney transplant between March 2008 and January 2013...
February 16, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160087/nationwide-survey-of-bk-polyomavirus-associated-hemorrhagic-cystitis-in-adult-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-among-haematologists-and-urologists
#10
Laila Schneidewind, Thomas Neumann, Jennifer Kranz, Florian Knoll, Alexandre Egon Pelzer, Christian Schmidt, William Krüger
There are no epidemiological data on BK virus associated hemorrhagic cystitis (BKHC) in adult allogeneic stem cell transplantation in Germany available and associations with clinical conditions like GvHD are controversially discussed. Therefore, we conducted a nationwide survey among haematologists and urologists about this disease. We developed two questionnaires, one for haematologists (26 items) and one for urologists (20 items) concerning BKHC in adult allogeneic stem cell transplantation with epidemiological data and clinical implications...
February 3, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137206/biopsy-proven-bk-virus-associated-nephropathy-clinico-pathologic-correlations
#11
Sarah Jahdali, Noura Al Oudah, Khaled O Alsaad, Hala Kfoury, Salem Qurashi, Abdulla Al Sayyari
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to study the clinico-pathologic correlations in BK virus nephropathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of all patients with biopsy-proven polyoma (BK) virus infection. We compared their survival and renal outcomes versus BK virus-negative patients with biopsy-proven graft rejection. Histopathologic characterization by a blinded nephropathologist was performed. RESULTS: BK nephropathy was found in 10 patients biopsied for graft dysfunction...
January 30, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128720/surgical-complications-after-pediatric-renal-transplant
#12
Hakan Sözen, Kibriya Fidan, Onur Özen, Oğuz Söylemezoğlu, Aydın Dalgıç
OBJECTIVES: Renal transplant is the most appropriate treatment for both adult and pediatric patients with end-stage renal failure. Here, we analyzed surgical complications after pediatric renal transplant at our center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from patient files and hospital charts of pediatric patients who had renal transplant at our center (Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey). Our immunosuppression protocol, a calcineurin inhibitor-based triple regimen, was applied to all recipients (steroids, mycophenolic acid)...
January 27, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941433/kidney-fibrosis-origins-and-interventions
#13
Thomas Vanhove, Roel Goldschmeding, Dirk Kuypers
All causes of renal allograft injury, when severe and/or sustained, can result in chronic histological damage of which interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy are dominant features. Unless a specific disease process can be identified, what drives interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy progression in individual patients is often unclear. In general, clinicopathological factors known to predict and drive allograft fibrosis include graft quality, inflammation (whether "nonspecific" or related to a specific diagnosis), infections, such as polyomavirus-associated nephropathy, calcineurin inhibitors (CNI), and genetic factors...
April 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925350/a-kidney-transplant-recipient-with-renal-medullary-viral-cytopathic-changes
#14
Poornima Ramanan, Elizabeth A Timmerman, Mary E Fidler, Hatem Amer, Bobbi S Pritt, Dale A Schwab, Hollis J Batterman, Matthew J Binnicker
We present a case of JC polyomavirus (JCV)-associated nephropathy (PyVAN) in an asymptomatic deceased-donor kidney transplant recipient. Despite the presence of viral cytopathic effect in the kidney biopsy and positive BK polyomavirus (BKV) in situ hybridization (ISH), BKV real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) results of plasma and urine were negative. JCV ISH was performed and was found to be positive. JCV real-time PCR on urine, plasma, and the kidney biopsy tissue was positive. Reduction in immunosuppression resulted in resolution of JCV viremia...
December 7, 2016: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872831/outcomes-of-renal-transplant-recipients-with-bk-virus-infection-and-bk-virus-surveillance-in-the-auckland-region-from-2006-to-2012
#15
Chun-Yuan Hsiao, Helen L Pilmore, Lifeng Zhou, Janak R de Zoysa
AIM: To evaluate incidence, risk factors and treatment outcome of BK polyomavirus nephropathy (BKVN) in a cohort of renal transplant recipients in the Auckland region without a formal BK polyomavirus (BKV) surveillance programme. METHODS: A cohort of 226 patients who received their renal transplants from 2006 to 2012 was retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Seventy-six recipients (33.6%) had a BK viral load (BKVL) test and 9 patients (3.9%) developed BKVN...
November 6, 2016: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862417/ureteral-stent-placement-and-immediate-graft-function-are-associated-with-increased-risk-of-bk-viremia-in-the-first-year-after-kidney-transplantation
#16
Joseph G Maliakkal, Daniel C Brennan, Charles Goss, Timothy A Horwedel, Howard Chen, Dennis K Fong, Nikhil Agarwal, Jie Zheng, Kenneth B Schechtman, Vikas R Dharnidharka
Ureteral stent (UrSt) placement has been shown to be a significant independent risk factor for BK viruria, viremia, and BK virus nephropathy. We assessed whether this observation could be validated at our high volume kidney transplant center that has had a strong historical focus on BK virus nephropathy detection. We performed a retrospective case-control study of adults receiving a kidney-only transplant and followed for 1 year between 2004 and 2011 with uniform immunosuppression and use of blood BK virus PCR screening protocol...
February 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854236/correlation-of-bk-virus-neutralizing-serostatus-with-the-incidence-of-bk-viremia-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#17
Johanna R Abend, Marguerite Changala, Atul Sathe, Fergal Casey, Amy Kistler, Sindhu Chandran, Abigail Howard, David Wojciechowski
BACKGROUND: BK virus (BKV)-associated nephropathy is the second leading cause of graft loss in kidney transplant recipients. Due to the high prevalence of persistent infection with BKV in the general population, it is possible that either the transplant recipient or donor may act as the source of virus resulting in viruria and viremia. Although several studies suggest a correlation between donor-recipient serostatus and the development of BK viremia, specific risk factors for BKV-related complications in the transplant setting remain to be established...
June 1, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847221/chronic-allograft-injury-mechanisms-and-potential-treatment-targets
#18
REVIEW
Leonardo V Riella, Arjang Djamali, Julio Pascual
Improving long-term graft survival remains one of the critical challenges facing kidney transplantation since a great portion of kidney grafts are lost by 10years after transplantation. Understanding the causes of chronic allograft injury and providing timely therapeutic interventions are essential for improving these outcomes. In this review, we will discuss the recent data that emerged turning down calcineurin inhibitors as the primary cause of long-term graft injury and highlighting the increased importance of non-compliance, antibody-mediated injury, disease recurrence, and BK nephropathy as culprits...
January 2017: Transplantation Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799969/bk-viremia-among-iranian-renal-transplant-candidates
#19
Manizheh Jozpanahi, Amitis Ramezani, Shahrzad Ossareh, Mohammad Banifazl, Anahita Bavand, Setareh Mamishi, Arezoo Aghakhani
BACKGROUND: Primary infection with BK virus (BKV) is occurred during childhood and usually asymptomatic, but after initial infection, BKV may persist lifelong in the kidney and genitourinary tract. Reactivation may occur in individuals with compromised immunity such as renal transplant recipients. Due to the role of BKV in BK virus-associated nephropathy (BKVAN) and potentially renal allograft rejection, the detection of BKV in renal transplant candidates is very important. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of BK viremia in end stage renal disease cases who were candidates for renal transplantation...
2016: Iranian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772622/bk-and-other-polyomaviruses-in-kidney-transplantation
#20
REVIEW
Jennifer Trofe-Clark, Deirdre Sawinski
For more than 40 years, polyomaviruses (BK virus and JC virus) have been known to cause disease in human beings. Recently, 11 new polyomaviruses were discovered. However, the majority of these viruses are rare in renal transplant recipients and BK and JC viruses remain the most important polyomaviruses to impact this population. BK virus presents as BK virus nephropathy and has, in rare instances, been associated with hemorrhagic cystitis or ureteral strictures. JC virus can cause progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy or nephropathy in this population as well, but is uncommon...
September 2016: Seminars in Nephrology
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