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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780582/the-convergent-epidemiology-of-tuberculosis-and-human-cytomegalovirus-infection
#1
Frank Cobelens, Nico Nagelkerke, Helen Fletcher
Although several factors are known to increase the risk of tuberculosis, the occurrence of tuberculosis disease in an infected individual is difficult to predict. We hypothesize that active human cytomegalovirus infection due to recent infection, reinfection or reactivation plays an epidemiologically relevant role in the aetiology of tuberculosis by precipitating the progression from latent tuberculosis infection to disease. The most compelling support for this hypothesis comes from the striking similarity in age-sex distribution between the two infections, important because the age-sex pattern of tuberculosis disease progression has not been convincingly explained...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774602/pancreas-transplantation-using-compatible-but-non-identical-abo-blood-group-donors
#2
Santosh Nagaraju, Richard S Mangus, John A Powelson, Jonathan A Fridell
METHODS: A review of all pancreas transplants from a single institution from 01/2003 to 07/2016 (n=606) revealed 41 recipients of a NIC donor pancreas which were matched for age, race, gender, year and type of transplant with 41 ABO identical cases. Groups were compared for allograft survival, incidence of acute cellular rejection (ACR), length of hospital stay, 3-month readmissions and transfusion requirements. Serum haptoglobin and Lactate dehydrogenase were used to identify hemolysis in patients requiring repeated transfusions without overt blood loss...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773937/positive-impact-of-a-pilot-pharmacist-run-diabetes-pharmacotherapy-clinic-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients
#3
David M Newland, Angelina R Edwards, Reed C Hall, Pamela R Maxwell
Purpose: Post-transplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM) can lead to significant morbidity and cardiovascular death with a functioning graft. A paucity of literature exists regarding glycemic control in solid-organ transplant (SOT) recipients, including pharmacist management of PTDM. This study aimed to assess the impact of pharmacist interventions on diabetes management in a pharmacist-run PTDM clinic. Methods: This was a single-center, prospective, observational study of 24 adult SOT recipients enrolled in a pilot pharmacist-managed PTDM clinic from 1 January to 30 June 2015...
May 2018: Diabetes Spectrum: a Publication of the American Diabetes Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772554/antibodies-against-gpcr
#4
Carlotto Meyer, Harald Heidecke
G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the largest family of receptors in humans. GPCRs are seven-transmembrane receptors that are activated by the binding of a ligand to the extracellular domain. In addition to the endogenous ligands, auto-antibodies (aab) can also bind to the GPCRs. They can activate different and specific cellular pathways which contribute to various diseases. In this review, the authors summarize the knowledge about antibodies targeting GPCRs and their effects and relevance in the pathogenesis of various diseases and their use in clinical diagnostics...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771697/influenza-vaccine-strategies-for-solid-organ-transplant-recipients
#5
Cédric Hirzel, Deepali Kumar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this study was to highlight recent evidence on important aspects of influenza vaccination in solid organ transplant recipients. RECENT FINDINGS: Influenza vaccine is the most evaluated vaccine in transplant recipients. The immunogenicity of the vaccine is suboptimal after transplantation. Newer formulations such as inactivated unadjuvanted high-dose influenza vaccine and the administration of a booster dose within the same season have shown to increase response rates...
May 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769027/immune-monitoring-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation-the-prospective-chilsfree-cohort-study
#6
Imeke Goldschmidt, André Karch, Rafael Mikolajczyk, Frauke Mutschler, Norman Junge, Eva Doreen Pfister, Tamara Möhring, Lorenzo d'Antiga, Patrick McKiernan, Deirdre Kelly, Dominique Debray, Valérie McLin, Joanna Pawlowska, Loreto Hierro, Kerstin Daemen, Jana Keil, Christine Falk, Ulrich Baumann
BACKGROUND: Although trough levels of immunosuppressive drugs are largely used to monitor immunosuppressive therapy after solid organ transplantation, there is still no established tool that allows for a validated assessment of functional degree of immunosuppression or the identification of clinically relevant over- or under-immunosuppression, depending on graft homeostasis. Reliable non-invasive markers to predict biopsy proven acute rejection (BPAR) do not exist. Literature data suggest that longitudinal measurements of immune markers might be predictive of BPAR, but data in children are scarce...
May 16, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766381/impact-of-drug-overdose-deaths-on-solid-organ-transplantation-in-the-united-states
#7
George Cholankeril, Andrew A Li, Rosann Cholankeril, Alice E Toll, Jeffrey S Glenn, Aijaz Ahmed
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764228/anti-infective-chemoprophylaxis-after-solid-organ-transplantation
#8
Paul J Deziel, Raymund Razonable
Solid organ transplant recipients are at high risk of opportunistic infections due to bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic pathogens. Anti-infective prophylaxis is a time-tested proven strategy for the prevention of these infections after solid organ transplantation. Areas covered: The current recommendations for the prevention of surgical site infections, herpes simplex, cytomegalovirus, invasive fungal infections, and selected parasitic diseases are highlighted. Recent peer-reviewed publications on the prevention of infection after solid organ transplantation were reviewed and their significance was discussed in the context of the current recommendations for preventing infectious complications...
May 15, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762828/neoplasms-and-renal-transplantation-impact-of-gender-comorbidity-and-age-on-in-hospital-mortality-a-retrospective-study-in-the-region-emilia-romagna-of-italy
#9
F Fabbian, A De Giorgi, R Tiseo, R Cappadona, B Zucchi, M Rubbini, F Signani, A Storari, R De Giorgio, G La Manna, R Manfredini
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the relationship between cancer, non-immunologic comorbidity, estimated by International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codification, gender and in-hospital mortality (IHM) in a large sample of renal transplant recipients (RTRs) living in the region Emilia-Romagna (RER) of Italy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated IHM in RTRs admitted between 2000 and 2013 recorded in the RER database...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757903/contemporary-strategies-and-barriers-to-transplantation-tolerance
#10
Brian Ezekian, Paul M Schroder, Kyle Freischlag, Janghoon Yoon, Jean Kwun, Stuart J Knechtle
The purpose of this review is to discuss immunologic tolerance as it applies to solid organ transplantation and to identify barriers that hinder the achievement of this long-term goal. First, the definition of tolerance and an introduction of mechanisms by which tolerance exists or can be achieved will be discussed. Next, a review of contemporary attempts at achieving transplant tolerance will be described. Finally, a discussion of the humoral barriers to transplantation tolerance and potential ways to overcome these barriers will be presented...
May 2, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757894/immunosuppression-is-associated-with-clinical-features-and-relapse-risk-of-b-cell-posttransplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder-a-retrospective-analysis-based-on-the-prospective-international-multicenter-ptld-1-trials
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Heiner Zimmermann, Nina Babel, Daan Dierickx, Franck Morschhauser, Peter Mollee, Jan M Zaucha, Martin H Dreyling, Ulrich Dührsen, Petra Reinke, Gregor Verhoef, Marion Subklewe, Andreas Hüttmann, Thomas Tousseyn, Emmanuel Bachy, Ingeborg A Hauser, Corrado Tarella, Eric Van Den Neste, Olivier Gheysens, Ioannis Anagnostopoulos, Veronique Leblond, Hanno Riess, Sylvain Choquet, Ralf U Trappe
BACKGROUND: Current guideline recommendations for immunosuppression reduction after diagnosis of posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) include stopping antimetabolites, reducing calcineurin inhibitors and maintaining corticosteroids. However, the effect of immunosuppression on PTLD relapse risk after up-to-date therapy is unclear. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of immunosuppression, patient baseline characteristics and relapse risk measured as landmark time to progression (TTP) starting 1 year after start of therapy in 159 patients with B cell PTLD after solid organ transplantation treated in the prospective, international, multicenter PTLD-1 trials with either sequential treatment (rituximab followed by CHOP chemotherapy) or risk-stratified sequential treatment (rituximab followed by rituximab or R-CHOP immunochemotherapy)...
May 11, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757603/alzheimer-s-disease-dendritic-spines-and-calcineurin-inhibitors-a-new-approach
#12
Melissa A O'Neal, Nancy R Stallings, James S Malter
Therapeutics to effectively treat Alzheimer's disease (AD) are lacking. In vitro, animal and human studies have implicated the excessive activation of the protein phosphatase calcineurin (CN) as an early step in the pathogenesis of AD. We discuss recent data showing that the prolyl isomerase Pin1 is suppressed by CN-mediated dephosphorylation induced by Aβ42 signaling. Pin1 loss directly leads to the reductions in dendritic spines and synapses characteristic of early AD pathology. Pin1 activity, and synapse and dendritic spine numbers are rescued by FK506, a highly specific and United States Food and Drug Administration approved CN inhibitor...
May 14, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757444/physical-activity-sedentary-time-and-associated-factors-in-recipients-of-solid-organ-transplantation
#13
Edwin J van Adrichem, Rienk Dekker, Wim P Krijnen, Erik A M Verschuuren, Pieter U Dijkstra, Cees P van der Schans
Background: Short-term survival after solid-organ transplantation has substantially improved, and the focus has shifted to long-term survival, including the role of physical activity (PA). Knowledge about PA and sedentary time in recipients of solid-organ transplantation is limited, and identification of the levels and associated factors is necessary for intervention development. Objective: The objectives of this study were to investigate the level of PA and sedentary time in recipients of solid-organ transplantation and to identify factors associated with these behaviors...
May 10, 2018: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755021/a-single-center-experience-of-post-transplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder-ptld-cases-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation-incidence-outcomes-and-association-with-food-allergy
#14
Zeren Barış, Figen Özçay, Özlem Yılmaz Özbek, Nihan Haberal, Faik Sarıalioğlu, Mehmet Haberal
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We evaluated our 16-year single-center experience of pediatric post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) cases who underwent liver transplantation between 2001 and 2017. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of the 236 pediatric patients who underwent liver transplantation between 2001 and 2017, the clinical and laboratory data of eight patients diagnosed with PTLD were reviewed. The pre-transplant Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) status of 172 patients was also recorded...
May 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754381/non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-infections-in-thoracic-transplant-candidates-and-recipients
#15
REVIEW
Mana Rao, Fernanda P Silveira
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review and discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) in thoracic transplantation. RECENT FINDINGS: Non-tuberculous mycobacteria are ubiquitous but are an uncommon cause of disease after solid organ transplantation. The incidence of infection is higher in thoracic transplant recipients than in abdominal transplant recipients, with most cases seen after lung transplantation...
May 12, 2018: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753542/children-with-chronic-disease-bear-the-highest-burden-of-pediatric-sepsis
#16
Andrew J Prout, Victor B Talisa, Joseph A Carcillo, Florian B Mayr, Derek C Angus, Christopher W Seymour, Chung-Chou H Chang, Sachin Yende
OBJECTIVE: To describe the contemporary epidemiology of pediatric sepsis in children with chronic disease, and the contribution of chronic diseases to mortality. We examined the incidence and hospital mortality of pediatric sepsis in a nationally representative sample and described the contribution of chronic diseases to hospital mortality. STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed the 2013 Nationwide Readmissions Database using a retrospective cohort design. We included non-neonatal patients <19 years of age hospitalized with sepsis...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750317/mycophenolate-mofetil-for-sustained-remission-in-nephrotic-syndrome
#17
Uwe Querfeld, Lutz T Weber
The clinical application of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) has significantly widened beyond the prophylaxis of acute and chronic rejections in solid organ transplantation. MMF has been recognized as an excellent treatment option in many immunologic glomerulopathies. For children with frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) or steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS) experiencing steroid toxicity, MMF has been recommended as a steroid-sparing drug. Uncontrolled studies in patients with FRNS and SDSN have shown that many patients can achieve sustained remission of proteinuria with MMF monotherapy...
May 11, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746814/a-case-series-on-the-use-of-levonorgestrel-52mg-intrauterine-system-after-organ-transplant
#18
Cassia R T Juliato, Paulo Stahlscmidt, Arlete Fernandes, Ilza Monteiro, Luis Bahamondes
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical performance (pregnancy and occurrence of pelvic infection) of the levonorgestrel 52-mg intrauterine system (LNG IUS) in solid organ transplant recipients. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective chart review of all patients seen in the Family Planning Clinic at the University of Campinas Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 2007-2017 to identify women with solid organ transplantation using immunosuppression who received a LNG- IUS...
May 7, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746470/new-insights-into-leishmaniasis-in-the-immunosuppressed
#19
REVIEW
Hannah Akuffo, Carlos Costa, Johan van Griensven, Sakib Burza, Javier Moreno, Mercè Herrero
Immunosuppression contributes significantly to the caseload of visceral leishmaniasis (VL). HIV coinfection, solid organ transplantation, malnutrition, and helminth infections are the most important immunosuppression-related factors. This review briefly describes the challenges of these associations. East Africa and the Indian subcontinent are the places where HIV imposes the highest burden in VL. In the highlands of Northern Ethiopia, migrant rural workers are at a greater risk of coinfection and malnutrition, while in India, HIV reduces the sustainability of a successful elimination programme...
May 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746324/extracorporeal-perfusion-in-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation-current-concepts-and-future-prospects
#20
Maximilian Kueckelhaus, Flemming Puscz, Alexander Dermietzel, Mehran Dadras, Sebastian Fischer, Nicco Krezdorn, Bohdan Pomahac, Tobias Hirsch
Severe injuries of the face and limbs remain a major challenge in today's reconstructive surgery. Vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) has emerged as a promising approach to restore these defects. Yet, there are major obstacles preventing VCA from broad clinical application. Two key restrictions are (1) the graft's limited possible ischemia time, keeping the potential donor radius extremely small, and (2) the graft's immunogenicity, making extensive lifelong monitoring and immunosuppressive treatment mandatory...
June 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
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