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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333416/severe-transplant-associated-thrombotic-microangiopathy-in-patients-with-hemoglobinopathies
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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
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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
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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
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Anne Quinquenel, Quentin Maestraggi, Carinne Lecoq-Lafon, Peffault de Latour Régis, 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)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320387/case-report-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-triggered-by-influenza-b
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Robin Kobbe, Raphael Schild, Martin Christner, Jun Oh, Sebastian Loos, Markus J Kemper
BACKGROUND: Influenza A infections have been described to cause secondary hemolytic uremic syndrome and to trigger atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) in individuals with an underlying genetic complement dysregulation. To date, influenza B has not been reported to trigger aHUS. CASE PRESENTATION: A 6-month-old boy presented with hemolytic uremic syndrome triggered by influenza B infection. Initially the child recovered spontaneously. When he relapsed Eculizumab treatment was initiated, resulting in complete and sustained remission...
March 20, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306593/current-concepts-for-sensitized-patients-before-transplantation
#6
Dael Geft, Jon Kobashigawa
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Antibody allosensitization poses a major immunologic challenge for patients awaiting heart transplantation. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality for both pretransplant and posttransplant patients by prolonging wait times to transplant and increasing posttransplant rejection and vasculopathy. Many questions remain regarding methods and interpretation of antibody detection, the relevance of sensitization in specific patient populations such as those with mechanical circulatory support and the ideal strategies for desensitization...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296762/effect-on-mother-and-child-of-eculizumab-given-before-caesarean-section-in-a-patient-with-severe-antiphospholipid-syndrome-a-case-report
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Alice Gustavsen, Lillemor Skattum, Grethe Bergseth, Bjorg Lorentzen, Yngvar Floisand, Vidar Bosnes, Tom Eirik Mollnes, Andreas Barratt-Due
RATIONALE: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) in pregnancy may trigger the life-threatening catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS). Complement activation is implicated in the pathogenesis, and inhibition of complement factor C5 is suggested as an additional treatment option. PATIENT CONCERNS, DIAGNOSIS AND INTERVENTIONS: We present a pregnant patient treated with the C5-inhibitor eculizumab due to high risk of developing devastating APS-related complications...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295239/eculizumab-dosing-regimen-in-atypical-hus-possibilities-for-individualized-treatment
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Elena Volokhina, Kioa Wijnsma, Renate van der Molen, Nel Roeleveld, Thea van der Velden, Joop Goertz, Fred Sweep, Roger J Brüggemann, Jack Wetzels, Nicole van de Kar, Lambertus van den Heuvel
Recent studies indicate that eculizumab is often given in excess to aHUS patients. Individualization of treatment is thus highly requested, however, data on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of eculizumab remain limited. We analyzed 11 patients during induction (weekly), maintenance (2-weekly) and tapering (every 3-8 weeks) phases of treatment. The trough eculizumab levels increased with each additional dose during the induction phase (depending on body weight). During maintenance, high eculizumab concentrations of up to 772 µg/mL were observed...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287636/transplant-associated-thrombotic-microangiopathy-opening-pandora-s-box
#9
REVIEW
E Gavriilaki, I Sakellari, A Anagnostopoulos, R A Brodsky
Transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (TA-TMA) is an early complication of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). A high mortality rate is documented in patients who are refractory to calcineurin inhibitor cessation. Estimates of TA-TMA prevalence vary significantly and are higher in allogeneic compared with autologous HCT. Furthermore, our understanding of the pathophysiology that is strongly related to diagnosis and treatment options is limited. Recent evidence has linked TA-TMA with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, a disease of excessive activation of the alternative pathway of complement, opening the Pandora's box in treatment options...
March 13, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275964/reversal-of-threatening-blindness-after-initiation-of-eculizumab-in-purtscher-like-retinopathy-secondary-to-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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J E Ramos de Carvalho, R O Schlingemann, M Oranje, F J Bemelman, M J van Schooneveld
Purtscher-like retinopathy, a rare manifestation of systemic thrombotic microangiopathy, is a potentially visually debilitating condition with no effective proven treatment. Distinct pathogenic pathways have been proposed as etiological factors. We revisit the etiology of Purtscher-like retinopathy based on the rapid response and profound visual improvement after initiation of systemic intravenous eculizumab, an inhibitor of the complement cascade, in a patient with Purtscher-like retinopathy secondary to familial atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) due to a mutation in complement factor H...
March 8, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258475/expanding-the-therapeutic-options-for-renal-involvement-in-lupus-eculizumab-available-evidence
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REVIEW
Savino Sciascia, Massimo Radin, Jinoos Yazdany, Maria Tektonidou, Irene Cecchi, Dario Roccatello, Maria Dall'Era
In this study, we aimed to systematically review available literature on the efficacy of eculizumab for the treatment of renal involvement in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We conducted a literature search developed a priori, to identify articles reporting clinical experience with the use of eculizumab in SLE patients, focusing on renal involvement. The search strategy was applied to Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, In-Process and Other Non-Indexed Citation, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Scopus from 2006 to present...
March 3, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250608/complements-spurned-our-experience-with-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
#12
Vidya S Nagar, Rudrarpan Chaterjee, Ankita Sood, Basavaraj Sajjan, Aniruddha Kaushik, Sameer V Vyahalkar
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare disorder resulting from a dysregulated activation of the alternative pathway of the complement system. It results in significant morbidity and mortality if not diagnosed and treated promptly. It lends itself to myriad renal and extrarenal manifestations, all potentially disabling. Eculizumab, a monoclonal antibody to complement C5 is now the widely accepted norm for treatment. However, in resource-limited settings, plasma exchange if instituted early may be as beneficial...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246555/management-of-thrombosis-in-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-a-clinician-s-guide
#13
REVIEW
Morag Griffin, Talha Munir
Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH), an ultra-orphan disease with a prevalence of 15.9 per million in Europe, is a life-threatening disorder, characterized by haemolysis, bone marrow failure and thrombosis. Patients with PNH prior to the availability of eculizumab had a median survival of between 10 and 22 years, with thrombosis accounting for 22-67% of deaths. 29-44% of patients had at least one thrombosis. This paper provides a clinician's guide to the diagnosis, management and complications of PNH, with an emphasis on thrombosis...
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238314/-obstetrical-aps-is-there-a-place-for-additional-treatment-to-aspirin-heparin-combination
#14
A Mekinian, G Kayem, J Cohen, L Carbillon, N Abisror, L Josselin-Mahr, M Bornes, O Fain
Obstetrical APS is defined by thrombosis and/or obstetrical morbidity associated with persistent antiphospholipid antibodies. The aspirin and low molecular weighted heparin combination dramatically improved obstetrical outcome in APS patients. Several factors could be associated with obstetrical prognosis, as previous history of thrombosis, associated SLE, the presence of lupus anticoagulant and triple positivity of antiphospholipid antibodies. Obstetrical APS with isolated recurrent miscarriages is mostly associated with isolated anticardiolipids antibodies and have better obstetrical outcome...
January 2017: Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236143/c3-glomerulopathy-and-eculizumab-a-report-on-four-paediatric-cases
#15
Célia Lebreton, Justine Bacchetta, Frédérique Dijoud, Lucie Bessenay, Véronique Fremeaux-Bacchi, Anne Laure Sellier-Leclerc
BACKGROUND: Eculizumab may be used to treat C3-glomerulopathy (C3G), a rare but severe glomerular disease. DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT: Patients 1, 2 and 3 were diagnosed with nephritic syndrome with alternative complement pathway activation (low C3, C3Nef-positive) and C3G at the age of 9, 13 and 12 years, respectively. Treatment with eculizumab normalized proteinuria within 1, 2 and 7 months, respectively. Proteinuria relapsed when eculizumab was withdrawn, but the re-introduction of eculizumab normalized proteinuria...
February 24, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224376/a-case-of-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-in-a-second-renal-transplant
#16
Nicholas A Zwang, Bing Ho, Yashpal S Kanwar, Brad Lewis, Matthew Cusick, John J Friedewald, Lorenzo Gallon
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) has gained increased visibility over several years as an important cause of renal failure. Unfortunately, diagnosis is often difficult because individual courses can be highly variable depending the causative genetic mutations. Here we present the case of a patient with a failed renal allograft and acute failure of a second allograft who was ultimately diagnosed with aHUS. Interestingly, he developed early de novo donor specific antibodies (DSA) after the second renal transplant in context of likely recurrent aHUS...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220235/successful-discontinuation-of-eculizumab-under-immunosuppressive-therapy-in-deap-hus
#17
Agnes Hackl, Rasmus Ehren, Michael Kirschfink, Peter F Zipfel, Bodo B Beck, Lutz T Weber, Sandra Habbig
BACKGROUND: Deficiency of complement factor H-related plasma proteins and complement factor H autoantibody-positive hemolytic uremic syndrome (DEAP-HUS), which is characterized by the deficiency of complement-factor H-related (CFHR) plasma proteins and the subsequent formation of autoantibodies against complement factor H (CFH), has been reported to have an adverse outcome in one third of patients. Therapy options include prompt removal of antibodies by plasma exchange and immunosuppressive therapy...
February 20, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214342/marked-clinical-and-jitter-improvement-after-eculizumab-in-refractory-myasthenia
#18
Vern C Juel, Donald B Sanders, Lisa D Hobson-Webb, Janice M Massey, Jeffrey T Guptill, Fanny O'Brien, Jing Jing Wang, James F Howard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 18, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210841/rare-genetic-variant-in-the-cfb-gene-presenting-as-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-and-immune-complex-diffuse-membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis-with-crescents-successfully-treated-with-eculizumab
#19
Khalid Alfakeeh, Mohammed Azar, Majid Alfadhel, Alsuayri Mansour Abdullah, Nourah Aloudah, Khaled O Alsaad
BACKGROUND: Complement factor B gene (CFB) is an important component of the alternate pathway of complement activation that provides an active subunit that associates with C3b to form the C3 convertase, which is an essential element in complement activation. Among the complement-associated disorders, mutations and pathogenic variants in the CFB gene are relatively rare phenomena. Moreover, mutated CFB affiliation with immune-complex diffuse membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (IC-MPGN) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) are considered a highly rare occurrence...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210839/thrombotic-microangiopathy-caused-by-methionine-synthase-deficiency-diagnosis-and-treatment-pitfalls
#20
Maria Helena Vaisbich, Andressa Braga, Maria Gabrielle, Clarissa Bueno, Flávia Piazzon, Fernando Kok
BACKGROUND: Inborn errors of cobalamin (Cbl) metabolism form a large group of rare diseases. One of these, Cbl deficiency type C (CblC), is a well-known cause of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), especially in infants. However, there has only been a single published case of TMA associated to Cbl deficiency type G (CblG), also known as methionine synthase deficiency (MSD). CASE DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: A 21-month-old boy presented with pallor and oral ulcers during episodes of upper respiratory infection (URI)...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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