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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326307/mycophenolate-mofetil-in-combination-with-steroids-for-treatment-of-c3-glomerulopathy-a-case-series
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Rupali S Avasare, Pietro A Canetta, Andrew S Bomback, Maddalena Marasa, Yasar Caliskan, Yasemin Ozluk, Yifu Li, Ali G Gharavi, Gerald B Appel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: C3 glomerulopathy is a form of complement-mediated GN. Immunosuppressive therapy may be beneficial in the treatment of C3 glomerulopathy. Mycophenolate mofetil is an attractive treatment option given its role in the treatment of other complement-mediated diseases and the results of the Spanish Group for the Study of Glomerular Diseases C3 Study. Here, we study the outcomes of patients with C3 glomerulopathy treated with steroids and mycophenolate mofetil. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients in the C3 glomerulopathy registry at Columbia University and identified patients treated with mycophenolate mofetil for at least 3 months and follow-up for at least 1 year...
January 11, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320841/the-role-of-klotho-in-systemic-sclerosis
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R Talotta, S Bongiovanni, T Letizia, F Rigamonti, F Atzeni, M Benucci, T Vago, P Sarzi-Puttini
The aim was to evaluate the role of klotho in the pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis (SSc), through the measurement of its serum concentration in SSc patients compared to healthy controls, and to assess the association with cutaneous and visceral involvement. Blood samples obtained from both SSc patients and healthy controls were analysed by an ELISA assay for the detection of human klotho. SSc patients were globally evaluated for disease activity and assessed through the modified Rodnan's Skin Score, Medsger's scale, pulmonary function tests, 2D-echocardiography, nailfold capillaroscopy and laboratory tests...
December 21, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308669/an-open-label-study-of-a-novel-immunosuppression-intervention-for-the-treatment-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Christina N Fournier, David Schoenfeld, James D Berry, Merit E Cudkowicz, James Chan, Colin Quinn, Robert H Brown, Johnny S Salameh, Malu G Tansey, David R Beers, Stanley H Appel, Jonathan D Glass
Neuroinflammation is increasingly tied to disease progression in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Participants in the first-in-human trial of intra-spinal allogeneic stem cell therapy for ALS received immunosuppression, and one participant saw dramatic improvement across multiple outcome measures. The primary objective of this study (NCT01884571) was to assess the rate of clinical response to the same immunosuppressive regimen using basiliximab, tacrolimus, mycophenolate, and prednisone in people with ALS...
January 8, 2018: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297205/cyclophosphamide-for-connective-tissue-disease-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
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REVIEW
Hayley Barnes, Anne E Holland, Glen P Westall, Nicole Sl Goh, Ian N Glaspole
BACKGROUND: Approximately one-third of individuals with interstitial lung disease (ILD) have associated connective tissue disease (CTD). The connective tissue disorders most commonly associated with ILD include scleroderma/systemic sclerosis (SSc), rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis/dermatomyositis, and Sjögren's syndrome. Although many people with CTD-ILD do not develop progressive lung disease, a significant proportion do progress, leading to reduced physical function, decreased quality of life, and death...
January 3, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259387/simultaneous-liver-pancreas-duodenum-and-kidney-transplantation-in-a-patient-with-hepatitis-b-cirrhosis-uremia-and-insulin-dependent-diabetes-mellitus
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Jiang Li, Qing-Jun Guo, Jin-Zhen Cai, Cheng Pan, Zhong-Yang Shen, Wen-Tao Jiang
Simultaneous liver, pancreas-duodenum, and kidney transplantation has been rarely reported in the literature. Here we present a new and more efficient en bloc technique that combines classic orthotopic liver and pancreas-duodenum transplantation and heterotopic kidney transplantation for a male patient aged 44 years who had hepatitis B related cirrhosis, renal failure, and insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). A quadruple immunosuppressive regimen including induction with basiliximab and maintenance therapy with tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, and steroids was used in the early stage post-transplant...
December 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245301/copper-associated-hepatitis-in-a-patient-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-following-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-case-report
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Ching-Fen Lee, Chi-Hua Chen, Yu-Chuan Wen, Tsung-Yen Chang, Ming-Wei Lai, Tang-Her Jaing
RATIONALE: We report a complicated case of cholestatic hepatitis with suspected autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) and copper toxicity syndrome after HSCT and donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 19-year-1-month-old girl presented with a history of CML. She underwent matched unrelated donor HSCT and donor lymphocyte infusion subsequently. Three months later, yellowish discoloration of the skin was found, which was accompanied by progressive itchy skin, easy fatigability, insomnia, and dark urine output...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237963/analysis-of-factors-affecting-initial-cyclosporine-level-and-its-impact-on-post-transplant-outcomes-in-acute-leukemia
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Alok Gupta, Sachin Punatar, Jayant Gawande, Libin Mathew, Sadhana Kannan, Navin Khattry
BACKGROUND: Trough cyclosporine (CsA) blood level can influence incidence of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and relapse in patients with acute leukemia undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). We sought to determine factors affecting initial trough CsA level (CsA-1) and its impact on transplant outcome in acute leukemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-seven patients underwent HSCT for acute leukemia between January 2008 and March 2013 and were included...
October 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233098/intractable-ascites-associated-with-mycophenolate-in-a-simultaneous-kidney-pancreas-transplant-patient-a-case-report
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Nina T Weber, Ali Sigaroudi, Alexander Ritter, Andreas Boss, Kuno Lehmann, David Goodman, Stefan Farese, Stefan Weiler, Thomas F Mueller
BACKGROUND: Mycophenolic acid (MPA), either given as an ester pro-drug or as an enteric-coated sodium salt, is the most commonly prescribed anti-proliferative immunosuppressive agent used following organ transplantation and widely applied in immune-mediated diseases. Clinicians are well aware of common adverse reactions related to MPA treatment, in particular diarrhea, leukopenia and infections. Here we report a case of severe, persistent ascites associated with MPA treatment. The otherwise unexplained and intractable ascites, requiring repeated paracenteses for more than 8 months, rapidly ceased with stopping the MPA treatment...
December 12, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224682/calcineurin-inhibitors-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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REVIEW
Chi Chiu Mok
The calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) belong to a group of immunosuppressive agents that block T-cell activation through the suppression of the calcium/calcimodulin-dependent phosphatase calcineurin. Agents such as cyclosporine A (CSA) and tacrolimus (TAC) have long been used in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). TAC is preferred to CSA in SLE because of the lower frequency of cosmetic, hypertensive and dyslipidemic adverse effects. Recent randomised controlled trials have demonstrated noninferiority of TAC to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) or cyclophosphamide (CYC) for induction therapy of lupus nephritis...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177628/mycophenolate-mofetil-following-glucocorticoid-treatment-in-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-nephritis-the-role-of-early-initiation-and-therapeutic-drug-monitoring
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Agnes Hackl, Jan U Becker, Lisa M Körner, Rasmus Ehren, Sandra Habbig, Eva Nüsken, Kai-Dietrich Nüsken, Kathrin Ebner, Max C Liebau, Carsten Müller, Martin Pohl, Lutz T Weber
BACKGROUND: Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common vasculitis in childhood and traditionally considered as a self-limiting disease. However, renal involvement can unfavorably determine long-term prognosis. The reported regimens to treat HSP nephritis (HSPN) are diverse, indicating that the most effective treatment remains controversial. METHODS: This retrospective, single-center study involved 18 patients presenting with HSPN and nephrotic-range proteinuria...
November 25, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151414/-efficacy-of-noninvasive-ventilation-on-treatment-of-ards-caused-by-severe-pneumonia-after-kidney-transplantation
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Xiaoshu Liu, Zhengliang Xie, Hong Teng, Lijuan Chen, Jing Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical efficacy of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) on the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by severe pneumonia after kidney transplantation. METHODS: The clinical data of 17 patients who were diagnosed as ARDS caused by severe pneumonia after kidney transplantation and treated with NIV in Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital from January 1st, 2014 to June 1st, 2016 were collected and retrospectively analyzed...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149958/efficacy-of-prolonged-and-immediate-release-tacrolimus-in-kidney-transplantation-a-pooled-analysis-of-two-large-randomized-controlled-trials
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B K Krämer, L Albano, B Banas, B Charpentier, L Bäckman, H Tedesco-Silva, F Lehner, G A Mondragón-Ramírez, M Glyda, E Cassuto-Viguier, O Viklický, G Mourad, P Rigotti, S Schleibner, N Kamar
BACKGROUND: Two large, prospective studies (12-03; OSAKA) compared the efficacy and tolerability of prolonged-release versus immediate-release tacrolimus in kidney transplant patients also receiving mycophenolate mofetil and low-dose corticosteroids (without induction therapy). METHODS: Data were combined into one database to compare results over 24 weeks using 3 alternative endpoints: biopsy-confirmed acute rejection (BCAR); the Food and Drug Administration composite endpoint (graft loss, BCAR, and loss to follow-up), and the European Medicines Agency composite endpoint (graft loss, BCAR, and graft dysfunction)...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106654/the-population-level-costs-of-immunosuppression-medications-for-the-treatment-of-glomerulonephritis-are-increasing-over-time-due-to-changing-patterns-of-practice
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Sean Barbour, Clifford Lo, Gabriela Espino-Hernandez, Sharareh Sajjadi, John Feehally, Scott Klarenbach, Jagbir Gill
Background: Immunosuppression (IS) is the main treatment for most types of glomerulonephritis (GN). Quantifying the cost of IS is necessary to ensure equitable access to therapies and optimal health outcomes, but the real-world cost of IS treatment for GN is largely unknown. We examined temporal changes in the population-level IS medication costs for GN over a 14-year period in a large Canadian province. Methods: We linked a provincial pathology database (containing all GN cases from 2000 to 2012) with renal and medication administrative databases to capture clinical characteristics and IS medications, with follow-up until 2013...
July 2, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070131/-efficacy-of-shengxue-mixture-combined-with-intraosseous-infusion-for-treatment-of-aplastic-anemia
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Shan-Xi Liu, Yi-Guo Liu, Peng-Hui Wang, Mao-Feng Qi, Meng Luo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Shengxue mixture combined with intraosseous blood infusion for treatment of aplastic anemia patients. METHODS: From 2011 to 2015, Institute of blood diseases of Shaanxi Medical University admitted 53 patients with aplastic anemia. The patients were treated with shengxue mixture 200 ml, orally, twice a day. Stanozolol tablets, Adult 2 mg, three times a day, mycophenolate mofetil 1.0 g, twice a day. Intraosseous infusion of the following medicine were administered in patients: recombinant human EPO 10000 U, recombinant human G-CSF 450 µg, recombinant human IL-11 4...
October 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069774/targeting-of-phox2b-expression-allows-the-identification-of-drugs-effective-in-counteracting-neuroblastoma-cell-growth
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Eleonora Di Zanni, Giovanna Bianchi, Roberto Ravazzolo, Lizzia Raffaghello, Isabella Ceccherini, Tiziana Bachetti
The pathogenic role of the PHOX2B gene in neuroblastoma is indicated by heterozygous mutations in neuroblastoma patients and by gene overexpression in both neuroblastoma cell lines and tumor samples. PHOX2B encodes a transcription factor which is crucial for the correct development and differentiation of sympathetic neurons. PHOX2B overexpression is considered a prognostic marker for neuroblastoma and it is also used by clinicians to monitor minimal residual disease. Furthermore, it has been observed that neuronal differentiation in neuroblastoma is dependent on down-regulation of PHOX2B expression, which confirms that PHOX2B expression may be considered a target in neuroblastoma...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065773/describing-and-expanding-the-clinical-phenotype-of-anti-mda5-associated-rapidly-progressive-interstitial-lung-disease-case-series-of-nine-canadian-patients-and-literature-review
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S Hoa, Y Troyanov, M J Fritzler, I N Targoff, S Chartrand, A M Mansour, E Rich, H Boudabbouz, J Bourré-Tessier, M Albert, J R Goulet, M Landry, J L Senécal
OBJECTIVE: To describe and expand the phenotype of anti-MDA5-associated rapidly progressive interstitial lung disease (MDA5-RPILD) in Canadian patients. METHOD: All proven cases of MDA5-RPILD hospitalized in the University of Montreal's affiliated centres from 2004 to 2015 were selected for inclusion. RESULTS: Of nine consecutive patients, RPILD was the presenting manifestation in seven, whereas two patients developed RPILD 2 years after the onset of arthritis and of chronic interstitial lung disease...
October 25, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040229/development-of-a-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometric-method-for-quantification-of-mycophenolic-acid-and-its-glucuronides-in-dried-blood-spot-samples
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Hiromasa Iboshi, Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Masafumi Kikuchi, Masaki Tanaka, Shinya Takasaki, Akiko Takahashi, Masamitsu Maekawa, Miki Shimada, Yasushi Matsuda, Yoshinori Okada, Nariyasu Mano
BACKGROUND: Personalized immunosuppressive therapy, including accurate drug dosing based on the drug blood level, leads to better clinical outcomes, specifically regarding avoidance of drug-induced adverse effects and maintenance of efficacy. Mycophenolic acid (MPA) is used as an immunosuppressant in transplantation of various solid organs. The aim of this study was to develop a method for quantification of MPA and its metabolites, mycophenolic acid 7-O-glucuronide (MPAG) and mycophenolic acid acyl glucuronide, in dried blood spot (DBS) samples, using liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization/tandem mass spectrometry...
December 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025381/adenovirus-infection-as-a-cause-of-fever-of-unknown-origin-and-allograft-dysfunction-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient
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Michelle Saliba, Hala Kfoury Assouf, Souodod Abbas, Pierre Abi Hanna, Gaby Kamel, Antoine Barbari
With the recent introduction of more potent modern immunosuppressive regimens in solid-organ transplant, new types of viral infections such as adenovirus are emerging as a potential cause for graft dysfunction and loss. We report a case of 41-year-old male patient with end-stage renal disease from recurrent kidney stones who underwent kidney transplant from a deceased 12-year-old female donor. He developed adenoviral infection with acute cystitis, microscopic hematuria, and necrotizing interstitial nephritis associated with graft dysfunction within the first month of the postoperative period...
October 12, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017920/mycophenolic-mofetil-an-alternative-antiviral-and-immunomodulator-for-the-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-h5n1-virus-infection
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Junhyung Cho, Hwajung Yi, Eun Young Jang, Mi-Seon Lee, Joo-Yeon Lee, Chun Kang, Chan Hee Lee, Kisoon Kim
Infection with the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 virus results in a high incidence of mortality in humans. Severe complications from infection are often associated with hypercytokinemia. However, current neuraminidase inhibitors (NAIs) have several limitations including the appearance of oseltamivir-resistant H5N1 virus and the inability to completely ameliorate hyper-immune responses. To overcome these limitations, we evaluated the anti-viral activity of mycophenolic mofetil (MMF) against A/Vietnam/1194/2004 (H5N1) virus infection using MDCK cells and mice...
December 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990220/low-dose-basiliximab-induction-therapy-in-heart-transplantation
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Veraprapas Kittipibul, Pakpoom Tantrachoti, Pat Ongcharit, Aekarach Ariyachaipanich, Sarawut Siwamogsatham, Supaporn Sritangsirikul, Kanokwan Thammanatsakul, Sarinya Puwanant
We prospectively studied efficacy and safety outcomes of two 10-mg doses of intravenous basiliximab on day 0 and day 4 for induction therapy in 17 consecutive de novo heart transplant recipients. By the 2-week assessment post-transplant, there were no deaths, graft failures, or acute cellular rejections (ACRs) ISHLT grade ≥ 2R. By the 1-year assessment post-transplant, there were 1 (6%) infectious death, no graft failure, 2 (12%) grade 2R ACRs, 6 (35%) asymptomatic CMV infections, and 4 (25%) treated infections...
October 9, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
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