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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098109/visceral-leishmaniasis-in-adults-with-nephropathy
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H Kaaroud El Jeri, A Harzallah, S Barbouch, M M Bacha, R Kheder, S Turki, S Trabelsi, E Abderrahim, F Ben Hamida, T Ben Abdallah
The aim of this study is to evaluate the features of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in adults with nephropathy, who were not infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. This is a retrospective study of 14 adults hospitalized between 2000 and 2014, with VL and renal involvement. Clinical, biological, and therapeutic data were collected from the patients' medical files. Eleven women and three men, most of whom were from the North of the country, with a mean age of 40.5 years were studied. Lupus was present in five cases, the Sicca syndrome in three cases, diabetes in one case, renal failure on dialysis in two cases, and there were three renal transplant recipients...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060446/successful-treatment-of-donor-derived-hepatitis-c-viral-infection-in-three-transplant-recipients-from-a-donor-at-increased-risk-for-bloodborne-pathogens
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Ashesh P Shah, Andrew Cameron, Pooja Singh, Adam M Frank, Jonathan M Fenkel
We report here the successful treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmitted from a nucleic acid testing (NAT)-negative donor to 3 HCV-negative recipients - 2 renal transplants and 1 liver. Both renal recipients underwent standard deceased-donor renal transplantation with immediate graft function. The liver recipient underwent standard orthotopic liver transplantation and recovered uneventfully. The donor was a 39-year-old woman with a terminal serum creatinine of 0.7 mg/dL. She was high risk for bloodborne pathogens, based upon a history of sexual contact with an HCV-infected male partner...
January 6, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960128/effect-of-donor-stat4-polymorphism-rs7574865-on-clinical-outcomes-of-pediatric-acute-leukemia-patients-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant
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Cheng Mun Wun, Zhe Piao, Kyung Taek Hong, Jung Yoon Choi, Che Ry Hong, June Dong Park, Kyung Duk Park, Hee Young Shin, Hyoung Jin Kang
STAT4 polymorphism, rs7574865 is linked to various autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. Its T minor allele is associated with higher STAT4 mRNA and protein expression, indicating a stronger skewed immune response than the norm. Although widely studied in autoimmune disease patients and the general population, its effect on immunocompromised subjects is still unknown. Especially in situations, i.e. post-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (post-HSCT), where control of the immune response is crucial...
February 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958636/intrauterine-growth-restriction-in-pregnant-women-after-kidney-transplantation-as-a-marker-of-preeclampsia
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Anna Cyganek, Filip Andrzej Dabrowski, Bronislawa Pietrzak, Zoulikha Jabiry-Zieniewicz, Barbara Grzechocinska, Anna Madej, Miroslaw Wielgos
OBJECTIVES: Delayed motherhood is associated with an increasing number of comorbidities such as glomerulonephritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and diabetic nephropathy. Women after renal transplant belong to the group of patients who require a highly individualized approach to treatment and diagnosis. The aim of the study was to validate the commonly used diagnostic criteria for preeclampsia which seem to be irrelevant in patients with chronic renal insufficiency. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The course of pregnancy and delivery were retrospectively analyzed in 48 renal transplant patients...
2016: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924862/mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-can-restore-lupus-disease-associated-mirna-expression-and-th1-th2-ratios-in-a-murine-model-of-sle
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Eun Wha Choi, MinJae Lee, Ji Woo Song, Il Seob Shin, Sung Joo Kim
C3.MRL-Fas(lpr)/J mice spontaneously develop high titers of anti-dsDNA, mild glomerular nephritis, and severe lymphoproliferation symptoms. This study aimed to compare the effects of long-term serial administration of human adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs), and cyclophosphamide treatment in C3.MRL-Fas(lpr)/J mice using a murine SLE model. C3.MRL-Fas(lpr)/J mice were divided into saline (C), cyclophosphamide (Y), and ASC (H) treatment groups. Background-matched control C3H mice treated with saline (N) were also compared...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924730/congenital-malformations-attributed-to-prenatal-exposure-to-cyclophosphamide
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Padmanabhan Rengasamy
Cyclophosphamide (CPA) remains one of the most widely prescribed anticancer drugs. It is also used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, childhood nephrotic syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus. It is a potent immunosuppressive agent. It is commonly used in blood and bone marrow transplantation. With the growing trend among women postponing childbearing, the number of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer is also increasing thus escalating the chances of exposure of the unborn child to antineoplastic drugs...
December 6, 2016: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866246/comparison-of-self-efficacy-for-managing-chronic-disease-between-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-and-other-chronic-conditions-a-systematic-review
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Brett D Thombs, Linda Kwakkenbos, Kira E Riehm, Nazanin Saadat, Claire Fedoruk
The complexity and burden of systemic sclerosis (SSc) pose challenges to developing and sustaining disease management self-efficacy. The objective of this systematic review was to compare scores on a commonly used self-efficacy measure, the Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Disease (SEMCD) Scale, between SSc and other diseases. Data sources included the CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, and Scopus databases, searched through January 25, 2016, and reference lists of included articles and relevant reviews. Studies in any language that reported total SEMCD scores or individual item scores in adult non-psychiatric medical patients were eligible...
November 19, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861383/living-donor-renal-transplantation-in-patients-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome-a-case-report
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Ji Yoon Choi, Joo Hee Jung, Sung Shin, Young Hoon Kim, Duck Jong Han
INTRODUCTION: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), autoantibodies directed against phospholipid-binding proteins are associated with cause vascular thrombosis. Patients with APS requiring renal transplantation are at risk of early graft loss due to arterial or venous thrombosis, or thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). Here, we report 3 cases of successful renal transplantation in patients with APS. CLINICAL FINDINGS: A 53-year-old man with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) had experienced bilateral deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in the lower extremities 16 years ago and was administered warfarin...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795792/aseptic-necrosis-of-the-femoral-head-after-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Kawtar Nassar, Wafae Rachidi, Saadia Janani, Ouafa Mkinsi
A documented case of beginning aseptic necrosis of the femoral head associated with pregnancy together with a review of the literature about this rare complication of pregnancy is presented. The known risk factors of osteonecrosis are; steroid use, alcoholism, organ transplantation, especially after kidney transplant or bone marrow transplantation bone, systemic lupus erythematosus, dyslipidemia especially hypertriglyceridemia, dysbaric decompression sickness, drepanocytosis and Gaucher's disease. Among the less established factors, we mention procoagulations abnormalities, HIV infection, chemotherapy...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769590/the-utility-of-lupus-serology-in-predicting-outcomes-of-renal-transplantation-in-lupus-patients-systematic-literature-review-and-analysis-of-the-toronto-lupus-cohort
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Kristy S Yap, Murray B Urowitz, Quenby Mahood, Jorge Medina-Rosas, Arthy Sabapathy, Daeria Lawson, Jiandong Su, Dafna D Gladman, Zahi Touma
OBJECTIVES: To study the utility of lupus serology as a predictor for kidney graft outcome in (a) a systematic literature review (SLR) and (b) the Toronto lupus cohort (TLC). METHODS: For the SLR, a comprehensive literature search was performed to identify the articles reporting on the serology at renal transplantation (RT) and on the outcome of RT. Studies were critically appraised using the Newcastle Ottawa Scale (NOS). Patients who underwent RT in the TLC were identified and grouped into graft failure and graft survival...
September 21, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766045/clinical-evaluation-of-thrombotic-microangiopathy-identification-of-patients-with-suspected-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Yu-Min Shen
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare genetic disorder caused by defective complement regulation resulting in thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). Patients can present as children or adults. The syndrome consists of hemolytic anemia with schistocytosis, thrombocytopenia, significant renal damage, and/or other organ system dysfunction(s). Patients with aHUS may succumb to the complications of the disease with the very first manifestation; surviving patients often suffer from progressive organ dysfunction with significant morbidity and mortality despite plasma infusion or plasma exchange...
2016: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752335/characteristics-related-to-early-secondary-amenorrhoea-and-pregnancy-among-women-diagnosed-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-an-analysis-using-the-goal-study
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Jessica H Knight, Penelope P Howards, Jessica B Spencer, Katina C Tsagaris, Sam S Lim
OBJECTIVE: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) disproportionately affects women and often develops during their reproductive years. Research suggests that some women who receive cyclophosphamide as treatment for SLE experience earlier decline in menstrual function, but reproductive health among women with SLE who have not taken this drug is less well understood. This study aims to better understand the relation between SLE and reproduction by assessing early secondary amenorrhoea and pregnancy in women treated with and without cyclophosphamide from a population-based cohort with large numbers of African-Americans...
2016: Lupus Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739111/estimating-the-size-of-the-u-s-population-at-risk-of-severe-adverse-events-from-replicating-smallpox-vaccine
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Ellen P Carlin, Nichole Giller, Rebecca Katz
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the population at risk of serious adverse reactions to replicating smallpox vaccine. DESIGN AND SAMPLE: Conditions known or suspected to carry risk were identified via Centers for Disease Control and Prevention planning documents, other federal publications, and peer-reviewed literature. Conditions identified were categorized as historically recognized risks or more recently recognized immunocompromised states that may pose risk. Major historical risk factors were as follows: eczema/atopic dermatitis, pregnancy, HIV, and primary immunodeficiency...
October 13, 2016: Public Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726799/polyomaviruses
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Linda Cook
Over the last 10 years, the number of identified polyomaviruses has grown to more than 35 subtypes, including 13 in humans. The polyomaviruses have similar genetic makeup, including genes that encode viral capsid proteins VP1, 2, and 3 and large and small T region proteins. The T proteins play a role in viral replication and have been implicated in viral chromosomal integration and possible dysregulation of growth factor genes. In humans, the Merkel cell polyomavirus has been shown to be highly associated with integration and the development of Merkel cell cancers...
August 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721835/mesenchymal-stem-cell-based-therapy-for-kidney-disease-a-review-of-clinical-evidence
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REVIEW
Anna Julie Peired, Alessandro Sisti, Paola Romagnani
Mesenchymal stem cells form a population of self-renewing, multipotent cells that can be isolated from several tissues. Multiple preclinical studies have demonstrated that the administration of exogenous MSC could prevent renal injury and could promote renal recovery through a series of complex mechanisms, in particular via immunomodulation of the immune system and release of paracrine factors and microvesicles. Due to their therapeutic potentials, MSC are being evaluated as a possible player in treatment of human kidney disease, and an increasing number of clinical trials to assess the safety, feasibility, and efficacy of MSC-based therapy in various kidney diseases have been proposed...
2016: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687020/long-term-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-disease-control-after-allogeneic-bone-marrow-transplantation
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D E Gladstone, M Petri, J Bolaños-Meade, A E Dezern, R J Jones, D Fine, R A Brodsky
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a disorder of the immune system, is potentially curable by allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (alloBMT). Until recently, alloBMT was limited by donor availability and toxicity. Reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) combined with post-transplantation cyclophosphamide (PTCy) has improved the availability and safety of alloBMT permitting its exploration in severe-refractory autoimmune illnesses. We report the six-year follow-up of a young female whose refractory SLE-associated nephrosis resolved after RIC alloBMT with PTCy...
September 29, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612476/-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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T Alexander, R Arnold, F Hiepe
Although the treatment options for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have significantly improved over the past years through the introduction of novel targeted biologic therapies, there are still some patients who suffer from refractory and potentially life-threatening courses of the disease. For these patients autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (ASCT) after immunoablative chemotherapy provides a promising treatment option with curative potential. Based on preclinical models, ASCT was first introduced in 1996 and has since been carried out in approximately 300 patients worldwide...
October 2016: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610249/severe-bioprosthetic-mitral-valve-stenosis-and-heart-failure-in-a-young-woman-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Siddharth Wartak, Isaac Akkad, Adnan Sadiq, Gregory Crooke, Manfred Moskovits, Robert Frankel, Gerald Hollander, Jacob Shani
A 23-year-old African American woman with a past medical history of systemic lupus erythematous (SLE), secondary hypertension, and end stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis for eight years was stable until she developed symptomatic severe mitral regurgitation with preserved ejection fraction. She underwent a bioprosthetic mitral valve replacement (MVR) at outside hospital. However, within a year of her surgery, she presented to our hospital with NYHA class IV symptoms. She was treated for heart failure but in view of her persistent symptoms and low EF was considered for heart and kidney transplant...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598902/stability-and-species-specificity-of-renal-vegf-a-splicing-patterns-in-kidney-disease
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R J Turner, M Eikmans, I M Bajema, J A Bruijn, H J Baelde
Vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) is essential for maintaining the glomerular filtration barrier. Absolute renal levels of VEGF-A change in patients with diabetic nephropathy and inflammatory kidney diseases, but whether changes in the renal splicing patterns of VEGF-A play a role remains unclear. In this study, we investigated mRNA splicing patterns of pro-angiogenic isoforms of VEGF-A in glomeruli and whole kidney samples from human patients with kidney disease and from mouse models of kidney disease...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27591329/moderator-s-view-the-use-of-calcineurin-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-lupus-nephritis
#20
Andreas Kronbichler, Irmgard Neumann, Gert Mayer
Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the most severe manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), affecting ∼50% of patients, and both renal disease and treatment-related toxicity contribute to significant morbidity and mortality. Although our understanding of the aetiopathogenesis of LN is improving, treatment still remains a challenge, with the achievement of complete remission at 1 year in <50% of patients treated with current standard of care immunosuppressive therapy; this is associated with considerable short- and long-term side effects, some of which further contribute to non-adherence...
October 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
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