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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439485/treatment-of-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-in-the-era-of-eculizumab
#1
Rawaa Ebrahem, Salam Kadhem, Quoc Truong
Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) is the triad of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA), thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney injury (AKI); the main cause of multi-organ failure is related to thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). Atypical HUS (aHUS) is a disease of uncontrolled complement activation associated with a high mortality rate and most cases progress to end-stage renal disease. About 50% of patients with this syndrome carry mutations in genes that encode complement proteins. Also, aHUS constitutes an over-activation of the complement pathway which is either inherited, acquired, or both...
March 23, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439081/long-lasting-neutralization-of-c5-by-sky59-a-novel-recycling-antibody-is-a-potential-therapy-for-complement-mediated-diseases
#2
Taku Fukuzawa, Zenjiro Sampei, Kenta Haraya, Yoshinao Ruike, Meiri Shida-Kawazoe, Yuichiro Shimizu, Siok Wan Gan, Machiko Irie, Yoshinori Tsuboi, Hitoshi Tai, Tetsushi Sakiyama, Akihisa Sakamoto, Shinya Ishii, Atsuhiko Maeda, Yuki Iwayanagi, Norihito Shibahara, Mitsuko Shibuya, Genki Nakamura, Takeru Nambu, Akira Hayasaka, Futa Mimoto, Yuu Okura, Yuji Hori, Kiyoshi Habu, Manabu Wada, Takaaki Miura, Tatsuhiko Tachibana, Kiyofumi Honda, Hiroyuki Tsunoda, Takehisa Kitazawa, Yoshiki Kawabe, Tomoyuki Igawa, Kunihiro Hattori, Junichi Nezu
Dysregulation of the complement system is linked to the pathogenesis of a variety of hematological disorders. Eculizumab, an anti-complement C5 monoclonal antibody, is the current standard of care for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). However, because of high levels of C5 in plasma, eculizumab has to be administered biweekly by intravenous infusion. By applying recycling technology through pH-dependent binding to C5, we generated a novel humanized antibody against C5, SKY59, which has long-lasting neutralization of C5...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437723/clinical-course-and-disease-burden-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-by-hemolytic-status
#3
Mustafa N Yenerel, Petra Muus, Amanda Wilson, Jeff Szer
Disease characteristics of patients enrolled in the International PNH Registry were assessed during two follow-up periods based on hemolytic status while untreated with eculizumab: Non-hemolytic cohort: follow-up time defined as time from disease start until last reported untreated lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) value <1.5×upper limit normal (ULN); Hemolytic cohort: follow-up time defined as time from LDH ≥1.5×ULN at or post-disease start, to most recent untreated follow-up. A total of 1012 patients met criteria for the Non-hemolytic cohort and 1565 patients for the Hemolytic cohort; median (min, max) years of follow-up were 2...
March 27, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435653/paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-thrombocytopenia
#4
Fusun Gediz, Bahriye Kadriye Payzin, Ozlem Zekiye Cakmak, Yusuf Uzum, Damla Ernur, Fahri Sahin
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a disease which diagnosis may be delayed due to variable clinical findings. We describe herein a case of PNH in a 21 year old woman who admitted with complaints of chronic weakness, intermittent spontaneous ecchymoses, and an intermittent abdominal pain. On laboratory tests thrombocytopenia and iron deficiency anemia without any clinical findings were found. Flow cytometric evaluations showed a PNH clone of 15% for erythrocytes, 64% for monocytes, and 60% for granulocytes...
February 23, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428030/complement-inhibition-with-eculizumab-for-thrombotic-microangiopathy-rescues-a-living-donor-kidney-transplant-in-a-patient-with-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome
#5
Praveen Ramakrishnan Geethakumari, Patrick Mille, Rakesh Gulati, Srikanth Nagalla
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is an enigmatic heterogeneous disorder despite several revelations in its pathobiology. Renal transplantation in patients with APS has been notoriously difficult due to the high risk of development of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), which is often refractory to conventional treatment modalities such as aggressive anticoagulation and plasmapheresis. We describe a case of a 58-year-old male with secondary APS undergoing living unrelated renal transplantation for end-stage renal disease from lupus nephritis...
March 10, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419995/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-and-kidney-transplantation-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
Sabrina Milan Manani, Grazia Maria Virzì, Anna Giuliani, Anna Clementi, Alessandra Brocca, Daniela Dissegna, Francesca Martino, Emanuele Stefano Giovanni d'Amore, Claudio Ronco
BACKGROUND: Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) can be triggered by Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection or it can be defined as atypical HUS (aHUS) if it is related to uncontrolled complement activation. aHUS is characterized by a high incidence of recurrence after kidney transplantation, and it can also occur de novo in transplant recipients. Eculizumab is used both to prevent and to treat aHUS following kidney transplantation. In this paper, we report our centre experience and we present 4 cases of HUS in patients who underwent kidney transplantation...
April 19, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405075/acquired-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-and-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-successfully-treated-with-eculizumab
#7
Appalanaidu Sasapu, Michele Cottler-Fox, Pooja Motwani
Acquired idiopathic thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is a life-threatening disease with a mortality of up to 90%, if not promptly recognized and treated. We report a 64-year-old woman with this condition who presented with left-sided weakness and seizure-like activity preceded by headache and easy bruising. She did not achieve optimal response to plasma exchange, corticosteroids, rituximab, and vincristine. We initiated treatment with eculizumab, following which she had durable remission that continued for 30 months after discontinuation of the drug...
April 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391343/cost-effectiveness-of-eculizumab-treatment-after-kidney-transplantation-in-patients-with-atypical-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome
#8
Jan A J G van den Brand, Jacobien C Verhave, Eddy M Adang, Jack F M Wetzels
Background: Kidney transplantation in patients with atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS) is frequently complicated by recurrence of aHUS, often resulting in graft loss. Eculizumab prophylaxis prevents recurrence, improving graft survival. An alternative treatment strategy has been proposed where eculizumab is administered upon recurrence. We combined available evidence and performed a cost-effectiveness analysis of these competing strategies. Methods: A cost-effectiveness analysis using a decision analytical approach with Markov chain analyses was used to compare alternatives for aHUS patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD): (i) dialysis treatment, (ii) kidney transplantation, (iii) kidney transplantation with eculizumab therapy upon recurrence of aHUS, (iv) kidney transplantation with eculizumab induction consisting of 12 months of prophylaxis and (v) kidney transplantation with lifelong eculizumab prophylaxis...
January 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391332/many-drugs-for-many-targets-novel-treatments-for-complement-mediated-glomerular-disease
#9
Joshua M Thurman
There is a large body of experimental and clinical evidence that complement activation contributes to glomerular injury in multiple different diseases. However, the underlying mechanisms that trigger complement activation vary from disease to disease. Immune complexes activate the classical pathway of complement in many types of glomerulonephritis, whereas the alternative pathway and mannose-binding lectin pathways are directly activated in some diseases. Eculizumab is an inhibitory antibody to C5 that has been approved for the treatment of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, and case reports suggest that it is also effective in other types of glomerulonephritis...
January 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387984/practical-issues-in-using-eculizumab-for-children-with-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-in-the-acute-phase-a-review-of-4-patients
#10
Chikako Terano, Kenji Ishikura, Riku Hamada, Yasuhiro Yoshida, Wataru Kubota, Yusuke Okuda, Shunsuke Shinozuka, Ryoko Harada, Sunao Iyoda, Yoshihiro Fujimura, Yuko Hamasaki, Hiroshi Hataya, Masataka Honda
AIM: Recently eculizumab, a monoclonal antibody to C5, was found to improve the disease course of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) and has been recommended as the first line treatment by an international consensus guideline. However, several practical issues in the use of eculizumab for the acute phase of aHUS have yet to be resolved. METHODS: Children who received eculizumab with diagnosis of aHUS between March 2010 and December 2015 at Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center were enrolled...
April 7, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380398/a-retrospective-study-of-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-patients
#11
Angela Mercuri, Piero Farruggia, Fabio Timeus, Laura Lombardi, Daniela Onofrillo, Maria Caterina Putti, Marta Pillon, Maria Elena Cantarini, Paola Corti, Gloria Tridello, Massimiliano De Bortoli, Anna Pegoraro, Simone Cesaro
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare disease, especially in children, characterized by intravascular hemolysis, thrombotic events, serious infections and bone marrow failure. We describe 16 patients who were diagnosed with PNH in childhood or adolescence. The time interval between the onset of symptoms and the PNH diagnosis and its treatment were compared in patients with classic PNH versus PNH associated with bone marrow disorder (PNH/BMD). A greater delay in diagnosis was observed in classic PNH compared to PNH/BMD patients...
March 18, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366510/controlling-the-anaphylatoxin-c5a-in-diseases-requires-a-specifically-targeted-inhibition
#12
Niels C Riedemann, Maria Habel, Jana Ziereisen, Marlen Hermann, Conny Schneider, Cyrill Wehling, Michael Kirschfink, Karim Kentouche, Renfeng Guo
The terminal complement split product C5a has been described as an important mediator in inflammatory diseases. C5a is generated upon cleavage of C5 and earlier research suggests that, besides the known C5 convertases formed upon activation of the complement pathways, various enzymes could activate C5 directly. We demonstrate that eculizumab effectively blocks C5 activation when mediated by C5-convertase formation, but fails to block C5a generation resulting from direct enzymatic cleavage by trypsin and thrombin...
March 30, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357591/development-and-pretesting-of-a-questionnaire-to-assess-patient-experiences-and-satisfaction-with-medications-pesam-questionnaire
#13
Merel L Kimman, Adrienne H Rotteveel, Marlies Wijsenbeek, Rémy Mostard, Nelleke C Tak, Xana van Jaarsveld, Marjolein Storm, Kioa L Wijnsma, Marielle Gelens, Nicole C A J van de Kar, Jack Wetzels, Carmen D Dirksen
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to develop, together with the Lung Foundation Netherlands and Dutch Kidney Patients Association, patients and clinicians, a measure to evaluate patient experiences with the orphan drugs pirfenidone (for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis [IPF]) and eculizumab (for atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome [aHUS]), as well as a generic measure of patient experiences and satisfaction with medications. METHODS: Development of the Patient Experiences and Satisfaction with Medications (PESaM) questionnaire consisted of four phases: literature review (phase I); focus groups and individual patient interviews (phase II); item generation (phase III); and face and content validity testing (phase IV)...
March 29, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352025/eculizumab-experience-in-an-adult-patient-with-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
#14
Funda Sari, Ayça Inci, Volkan Karakus, Banu Yilmaz, Metin Sarikaya, Refik Olmaz, Erdal Kurtoglu
Atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome is a disease characterized by nonimmune hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and renal failure. In this study, we present a case of a patient with atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome treated successfully with eculizumab. A 20-year-old female was admitted with clinical signs of atypical hemolytic syndrome. The laboratory findings were as follows: hemoglobin 9.2 g/dL, platelet count 18 × 103/μL, creatinine 4.69 mg/dL, schistocytes were in peripheral blood smear, lactate dehydrogenase 2080 U/L, and emergency plasmapheresis procedure with fresh frozen plasma were initiated...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347544/ocular-involvement-in-atypical-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome
#15
A Sampedro López, B Domínguez Moro, J M Baltar Martin, C Garcia Monteavaro, J J Barbón García
CASE REPORT: The case is presented of a young man with an atypical haemolytic-uraemic syndrome (aHUS), complicated with bilateral serous retinal detachment, cotton wool spots, and a branch artery occlusion. Treatment with plasmapheresis, haemodialysis and systemic eculizumab led to the blood and urine parameters returning to normal, as well as resolution of the retinal anomalies. Genetic analysis show both mutations in complement factor H and C3. DISCUSSION: Haemolytic-uraemic syndrome (HUS) is a thrombotic microangiopathy characterised by microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal failure...
March 24, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339660/eculizumab-in-secondary-atypical-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome
#16
Teresa Cavero, Cristina Rabasco, Antía López, Elena Román, Ana Ávila, Ángel Sevillano, Ana Huerta, Jorge Rojas-Rivera, Carolina Fuentes, Miquel Blasco, Ana Jarque, Alba García, Santiago Mendizabal, Eva Gavela, Manuel Macía, Luis F Quintana, Ana María Romera, Josefa Borrego, Emi Arjona, Mario Espinosa, José Portolés, Carolina Gracia-Iguacel, Emilio González-Parra, Pedro Aljama, Enrique Morales, Mercedes Cao, Santiago Rodríguez de Córdoba, Manuel Praga
Background.: Complement dysregulation occurs in thrombotic microangiopathies (TMAs) other than primary atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS). A few of these patients have been reported previously to be successfully treated with eculizumab. Methods.: We identified 29 patients with so-called secondary aHUS who had received eculizumab at 11 Spanish nephrology centres. Primary outcome was TMA resolution, defined by a normalization of platelet count (>150 × 10 9 /L) and haemoglobin, disappearance of all the markers of microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia (MAHA), and improvement of renal function, with a ≥25% reduction of serum creatinine from the onset of eculizumab administration...
March 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333416/severe-transplant-associated-thrombotic-microangiopathy-in-patients-with-hemoglobinopathies
#17
Ghada A Abusin, Rolla Abu-Arja, Rajinder P S Bajwa, Edwin M Horwitz, Jeffery J Auletta, Hemalatha G Rangarajan
Incidence and severity of transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (TA-TMA) in patients with hemoglobinopathies receiving hematopoietic cell transplant is unknown. We report the outcomes for two patients with TA-TMA who received eculizumab. A 2.5-year-old male with sickle cell disease developed TA-TMA-associated pericardial tamponade, severe hypertension, and acute kidney injury 2 months after transplant. A 7-year-old female with β-thalassemia major developed TA-TMA-related acute kidney injury, severe hypertension, and seizures at 6 months after transplant...
March 23, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331448/antibody-mediated-rejection-a-review
#18
Jorge Carlos Garces, Sixto Giusti, Catherine Staffeld-Coit, Humberto Bohorquez, Ari J Cohen, George E Loss
BACKGROUND: Chronic antibody injury is a serious threat to allograft outcomes and is therefore the center of active research. In the continuum of allograft rejection, the development of antibodies plays a critical role. In recent years, an increased recognition of molecular and histologic changes has provided a better understanding of antibody-mediated rejection (AMR), as well as potential therapeutic interventions. However, several pathways are still unknown, which accounts for the lack of efficacy of some of the currently available agents that are used to treat rejection...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329394/intermediate-follow-up-of-pediatric-patients-with-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-during-the-2011-outbreak-caused-by-e-coli-o104-h4
#19
Sebastian Loos, Wiebke Aulbert, Bernd Hoppe, Thurid Ahlenstiel-Grunow, Birgitta Kranz, Charlotte Wahl, Hagen Staude, Alexander Humberg, Kerstin Benz, Martin Krause, Martin Pohl, Max C Liebau, Raphael Schild, Johanna Lemke, Ortraud Beringer, Dominik Müller, Christoph Härtel, Marianne Wigger, Udo Vester, Martin Konrad, Dieter Haffner, Lars Pape, Jun Oh, Markus J Kemper
Background.: In 2011 Escherichia coli O104:H4 caused an outbreak with over 800 cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) in Germany, including 90 children. Data on the intermediate outcome in children after HUS due to E. coli O104:H4 have been lacking. Methods.: Follow-up data were gathered retrospectively from the medical records of patients who had been included in the German Pediatric HUS Registry during the 2011 outbreak. Results.: A total of 72/89 (81%) of the patients was included after a median follow-up of 3...
March 13, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328837/atypical-presentation-of-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-treated-by-eculizumab-a-case-report
#20
Anne Quinquenel, Quentin Maestraggi, Carinne Lecoq-Lafon, Régis Peffault de Latour, Alain Delmer, Amélie Servettaz
RATIONALE: Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a nonmalignant acquired hematopoietic stem cell disease, which can be revealed by hemolytic anemia, thromboembolism, or bonemarrow failure. Thrombosis can occur at any site, but coronary thrombosis is extremely rare. Controlled trials have demonstrated that eculizimab, an inhibitor of the terminal complement cascade, was able to reduce both hemolysis and thrombosis, but its efficacy in cases of PNH with coronary thrombosis is unknown...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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