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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331505/successful-treatment-of-anti-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-antibody-associated-rejection-in-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report
#1
P Wiwattanathum, A Ingsathit, D Thammanichanond, S Worawichawong
Angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) antibody, a non-HLA antibody, has been found to have a detrimental effect on kidney allografts. Similarly to HLA antibodies, recipients who have AT1R antibodies are at risk for allograft rejection and poor long-term graft outcome. Besides mediating allograft rejections via direct effects on endothelial and vascular smooth muscle without complement activation, AT1R antibodies may lead to accelerated hypertension via the renin-angiotensin pathway. There has been no definite level of AT1R antibody that predicts allograft rejection...
January 10, 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239916/early-experience-with-clinimacs-prodigy-ccs-ifn-gamma-system-in-selection-of-virus-specific-t-cells-from-third-party-donors-for-pediatric-patients-with-severe-viral-infections-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Krisztián Kállay, Csaba Kassa, Marienn Réti, Éva Karászi, János Sinkó, Vera Goda, Anita Stréhn, Katalin Csordás, Orsolya Horváth, Attila Szederjesi, Szabolcs Tasnády, Apor Hardi, Gergely Kriván
Viral reactivation is a frequent complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation especially in children. For refractory cases, rapid virus-specific T-cell therapy would be ideally implemented within a few days. Over the course of a year in our pediatric cohort of 43 allogeneic transplantation, 9 patients fulfilled criteria for virus-specific T-cell therapy. Viral infections were due to cytomegalovirus (CMV) in 3, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in 2, and adenovirus (AdV) in 1 case, whereas >1 virus was detected in 3 cases...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196972/proximal-total-splenic-artery-embolization-for-refractory-hepatic-encephalopathy
#3
Harufumi Maki, Junichi Kaneko, Junichi Arita, Nobuhisa Akamatsu, Yoshihiro Sakamoto, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Sumihito Tamura, Hidemasa Takao, Eisuke Shibata, Norihiro Kokudo
A Japanese woman with a history of Kasai operation for biliary atresia had living-donor liver transplantation at the age of 22. The first episode of refractory HE and late cellular rejection was treated by a high dose of methylprednisolone. The second episode of refractory HE was treated by balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration for a spleno-renal shunt. However, the third episode of refractory HE occurred 11 years after liver transplantation. The liver cirrhosis and hypersplenism were present with a Child-Pugh score of C-10...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174895/a-peptide-signaling-system-that-rapidly-enforces-paternity-in-the-aedes-aegypti-mosquito
#4
Laura B Duvall, Nipun S Basrur, Henrik Molina, Conor J McMeniman, Leslie B Vosshall
Female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes typically mate only once with one male in their lifetime, a behavior known as "monandry" [1]. This single mating event provisions the female with sufficient sperm to fertilize the >500 eggs she will produce during her ∼4- to 6-week lifespan in the laboratory [2]. Successful mating induces lifetime refractoriness to subsequent insemination by other males, enforcing the paternity of the first male [3-5]. Ae. aegypti mate in flight near human hosts [6], and females become refractory to remating within seconds [1, 3, 4], suggesting the existence of a rapid mechanism to prevent female remating...
December 4, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158481/female-specific-myoinhibitory-peptide-neurons-regulate-mating-receptivity-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#5
Yong-Hoon Jang, Hyo-Seok Chae, Young-Joon Kim
Upon mating, fruit fly females become refractory to further mating for several days. An ejaculate protein called sex peptide (SP) acts on uterine neurons to trigger this behavioural change, but it is still unclear how the SP signal modifies the mating decision. Here we describe two groups of female-specific local interneurons that are important for this process-the ventral abdominal lateral (vAL) and ventral abdominal medial (vAM) interneurons. Both vAL and vAM express myoinhibitory peptide (Mip)-GAL4. vAL is positive for Mip neuropeptides and the sex-determining transcriptional factor doublesex...
November 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119293/asparaginase-erwinia-chrysanthemi-effectively-depletes-plasma-glutamine-in-adult-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Ashkan Emadi, Jennie Y Law, Erin T Strovel, Rena G Lapidus, Linda J B Jeng, Myounghee Lee, Miriam G Blitzer, Brandon A Carter-Cooper, Danielle Sewell, Isabella Van Der Merwe, Sunita Philip, Mohammad Imran, Stephen L Yu, Hongxia Li, Philip C Amrein, Vu H Duong, Edward A Sausville, Maria R Baer, Amir T Fathi, Zeba Singh, Søren M Bentzen
Depletion of glutamine (Gln) has emerged as a potential therapeutic approach in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), as neoplastic cells require Gln for synthesis of cellular components essential for survival. Asparaginases deplete Gln, and asparaginase derived from Erwinia chrysanthemi (Erwinaze) appears to have the greatest glutaminase activity of the available asparaginases. In this Phase I study, we sought to determine the dose of Erwinaze that safely and effectively depletes plasma Gln levels to ≤ 120 μmol/L in patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) AML...
November 8, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946961/secondary-thrombotic-microangiopathy-and-eculizumab-a-reasonable-therapeutic-option
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Elena Román, Santiago Mendizábal, Isidro Jarque, Javier de la Rubia, Amparo Sempere, Enrique Morales, Manuel Praga, Ana Ávila, José Luis Górriz
Understanding the role of the complement system in the pathogenesis of atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome and other thrombotic microangiopathies (TMA) has led to the use of anti-complement therapy with eculizumab in these diseases, in addition to its original use in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria andatypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome. Scientific evidence shows that both primary and secondary TMAs with underlying complement activation are closely related. For this reasons, control over the complement system is a therapeutic target...
September 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945205/post-transplant-recurrent-bile-salt-export-pump-disease-a-form-of-antibody-mediated-graft-dysfunction-and-utilization-of-c4d
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Kalyani R Patel, Sanjiv Harpavat, Milton Finegold, Karen Eldin, John Hicks, Mihail Firan, Verena Keitel, Ralf Kubitz, Hao Wu
Recurrent bile salt export pump (rBSEP) disease has been reported in progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis type 2 (PFIC2) patients following liver transplantation (LT) and is often refractory to standard anti-cellular rejection immunosuppressants. The mechanism of rBSEP disease is proposed to be a form of type II hypersensitivity reaction with de novo anti-BSEP antibodies blocking the function of allograft BSEP. Utilization of C4d has not been evaluated in rBSEP. We describe a girl with 3 episodes of rBSEP with severe pruritus at 8...
October 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884635/psoriasis-in-solid-organ-transplant-patients-best-practice-recommendations-from-the-medical-board-of-the-national-psoriasis-foundation
#9
Ronald Prussick, Jashin J Wu, April W Armstrong, Michael P Siegel, Abby S Van Voorhees
BACKGROUND: Treatment of solid organ-transplant patients who have psoriasis can be a therapeutic challenge. Biologic and systemic drugs used to treat psoriasis can result in an increase in infections or malignancies. OBJECTIVE: We sought to develop a treatment algorithm for organ transplant recipients (OTR) diagnosed with psoriasis vulgaris. METHODS: A systematic literature search for psoriasis treatment in organ transplant patients was performed using MEDLINE and GOOGLE...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845319/diagnostic-lessons-from-a-complex-case-of-postintestinal-transplantation-enteropathy
#10
Cian Wade, Philip Allan, Elena Collantes, Srikanth R Reddy, Peter J Friend, Georgios Vrakas
Recent advances in the field of intestinal transplantation have been mitigated by the incidence of allograft rejection. In such events, early identification and appropriate timing of antirejection therapy are crucial in retaining graft function. We present the case of a patient who suffered severe postintestinal transplantation allograft enteropathy, primarily characterized by extensive mucosal ulcerations, and was refractory to all conventional therapy. This progressed as chronic rejection; however crucially this was not definitively diagnosed until allograft function had irreversibly diminished...
2017: Case Reports in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835328/positional-skull-deformities
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Christian Linz, Felix Kunz, Hartmut Böhm, Tilmann Schweitzer
BACKGROUND: Especially in the first 6 months of life, skull deformities manifesting as a uni- or bilateral flattening of the occiput often give rise to questions of differential diagnosis and potential treatment. In this review, the authors summarize the current understanding of risk factors for this condition, and the current state of the relevant diagnostic assessment and options for treatment. METHODS: The recommendations given in this selective review of the literature are based on current studies and on existing guidelines on the prevention of sudden infant death, the recommendations of the German Society for Pediatric Neurology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neuropädiatrie), and the American guidelines on the treatment of positional plagiocephaly in infancy...
August 7, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817391/tacrolimus-eye-drops-as-adjunct-therapy-in-severe-corneal-endothelial-rejection-refractory-to-corticosteroids
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Reza Ghaffari, Hamed Ghassemi, Mehran Zarei-Ghanavati, Golshan Latifi, Shima Dehghani, Zeeshan Haq, Ali R Djalilian
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of tacrolimus eye drops as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of severe corneal endothelial rejection after penetrating keratoplasty refractory to corticosteroids. METHODS: In this prospective interventional case series, 11 eyes of 11 patients assessed for severe corneal endothelial rejection, with an inadequate response to topical, local, and systemic corticosteroids, were treated with either 0.01% or 0.05% tacrolimus eye drops 4 times daily...
October 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780238/t-cell-receptor-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-and-cd19-cell-depleted-haploidentical-and-mismatched-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-primary-immune-deficiency
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Ravi M Shah, Reem Elfeky, Zohreh Nademi, Waseem Qasim, Persis Amrolia, Robert Chiesa, Kanchan Rao, Giovanna Lucchini, Juliana M F Silva, Austen Worth, Dawn Barge, David Ryan, Jane Conn, Andrew J Cant, Roderick Skinner, Intan Juliana Abd Hamid, Terence Flood, Mario Abinun, Sophie Hambleton, Andrew R Gennery, Paul Veys, Mary Slatter
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is used as a therapeutic approach for primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs). The best outcomes have been achieved with HLA-matched donors, but when a matched donor is not available, a haploidentical or mismatched unrelated donor (mMUD) can be useful. Various strategies are used to mitigate the risk of graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) and rejection associated with such transplants. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the outcomes of haploidentical or mMUD HSCT after depleting GvHD-causing T-cell receptor (TCR) αβ CD3(+) cells from the graft...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767535/refractory-vascular-rejection-in-a-hand-allograft-in-the-presence-of-antibodies-against-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor
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Karen M Dwyer, Robert Carroll, Prue Hill, Samantha Bateman, Chris Baker, Robyn G Langham, Wayne Morrison
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724302/efficacy-and-safety-of-vedolizumab-as-a-treatment-option-for-moderate-to-severe-refractory-ulcerative-colitis-in-two-patients-after-liver-transplant-due-to-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
#15
Raúl Vicente Olmedo Martín, Víctor Amo Trillo, Rocío González Grande, Miguel Jiménez Pérez
Vedolizumab is a humanized IgG1 monoclonal antibody that selectively blocks the lymphocyte integrin α4β7 and prevents its interaction with endothelial adhesion molecules and subsequent transmigration to the gastrointestinal tract. The drug was approved in 2014 for the induction and maintenance treatment of ulcerative colitis and moderate to severe Crohn's disease that is refractory or intolerant to conventional treatment with corticoids and immunosuppressants and/or anti-TNFα drugs. However, inflammatory bowel disease has a variable behavior following liver transplant...
September 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643391/fatal-orthotopic-liver-transplant-organ-rejection-induced-by-a-checkpoint-inhibitor-in-two-patients-with-refractory-metastatic-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#16
Brian D Friend, Robert S Venick, Sue V McDiarmid, Xiaoyan Zhou, Bita Naini, Hanlin Wang, Douglas G Farmer, Ronald W Busuttil, Noah Federman
Although checkpoint inhibitor therapies have demonstrated significant efficacy in many malignancies, they have not been well studied in patients with a history of solid organ transplant. We describe two patients with recurrent, refractory, and progressive advanced fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) following orthotopic liver transplantation who received programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) inhibitor, nivolumab, on a patient access, off-label basis. Both rapidly developed irreversible acute liver rejection shortly after starting therapy, and ultimately died...
December 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589389/-safety-and-efficacy-of-off-label-use-of-biologic-therapies-in-patients-with-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-refractory-to-standard-of-care-therapy-data-from-a%C3%A2-nationwide-german-registry-graid2
#17
F Proft, H Schulze-Koops, M Grunke, E Schrezenmeier, F Halleck, J Henes, L Unger, E Schmidt, C Fiehn, A Jacobi, C Iking-Konert, C Kneitz, R E Schmidt, B Bannert, R E Voll, R Fischer-Betz, I Kötter, H P Tony, J Holle, M Aringer, A Erler, F Behrens, G R Burmester, T Dörner
BACKGROUND: The German Registry of Autoimmune Diseases 2 (GRAID2) is a retrospective, non-interventional, multicenter registry study collecting data from patients with inflammatory, mainly rheumatic diseases refractory to standard of care therapy and treated with an off-label biologic therapy. The retrospective documentation comprised case history, diagnosis, course of disease (including safety and global efficacy). The objective was to evaluate the global clinical outcome and safety of off-label biologic therapy in clinical practice...
June 6, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573901/a-case-report-of-parvovirus-b19-infection-in-a-renal-allograft
#18
Diana M Oramas, Suman Setty, Vijay Yeldandi, Julio Cabrera, Tushar Patel
Parvovirus B19 infection is undiagnosed in recipients undergoing solid organ transplantation. It is usually responsible for unexplained acute and chronic red blood cell aplasia that does not respond to erythropoietin therapy. Cases of parvovirus B19 infection associated with pancytopenia, solid organ dysfunction, and allograft rejection have been described in the literature. The deterioration of the immune system as a result of severe immunotherapy favors the reactivation of a previous infection or the acquisition of a new one...
October 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394814/percutaneous-mechanical-circulatory-support-using-impella%C3%A2-devices-for-decompensated-cardiogenic-shock-a-pediatric-heart-center-experience
#19
Dhaval Parekh, Aamir Jeewa, Sebastian C Tume, William J Dreyer, Ricardo Pignatelli, David Horne, Henri Justino, Athar M Qureshi
Cardiogenic shock remains a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in children with heart failure. Percutaneous mechanical circulatory support may be an additional tool to augment left heart support and decompression in addition to conventional therapies. This report aims to review the clinical and hemodynamic outcomes of the Impella® device at a pediatric center. A retrospective review of all implants between October 2014 and November 2016 was conducted. Clinical outcomes, device implant techniques, complications, and hemodynamic data were collected...
April 6, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366682/indications-for-lung-resection-surgery-and-lung-transplant-in-south-american-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Fabíola Villac Adde, Sílvia Vidal Campos, Ricardo Henrique de Oliveira Braga Teixeira, Joaquim Carlos Rodrigues
The current available literature evaluating lung resection surgery and lung transplantation in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) was reviewed through a PubMed search and references from selected studies were additionally included. Pulmonary resections, i.e. lobectomy, segmentectomy, and pneumonectomy, are seldom performed in CF. The main indications, in patients with a forced expiratory volume in 1second (FEV1) that is greater than 30% predicted, are localized bronchiectasis/atelectasis, severe hemoptysis, and bronchopleural fistula refractory to medical management...
February 16, 2017: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
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