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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320993/distribution-of-glomerular-diseases-in-taiwan-preliminary-report-of-national-renal-biopsy-registry-publication-on-behalf-of-taiwan-society-of-nephrology
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Hsien-Fu Chiu, Hung-Chun Chen, Kuo-Cheng Lu, Kuo-Hsiung Shu
BACKGROUND: Despite the development of biomarkers and noninvasive imaging tools, biopsy remains the only method for correctly diagnosing patients with unexplained hematuria, proteinuria and renal failure. Renal biopsy has been performed for several decades in Taiwan; however, a national data registry is still lacking until 2013. METHODS: The Renal Biopsy Registry Committee was established within the Taiwan Society of Nephrology in January 2013. A biopsy registry format, including basic demographic data, baseline clinical features, laboratory data, and clinical and pathological diagnosis was developed...
January 10, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312863/human-leukocyte-antigen-typing-and-crossmatch-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Mohammed Mahdi Althaf, Mohsen El Kossi, Jon Kim Jin, Ajay Sharma, Ahmed Mostafa Halawa
Renal transplantation remains the best option for patients suffering from end stage renal disease (ESRD). Given the worldwide shortage of organs and growing population of patients with ESRD, those waitlisted for a transplant is ever expanding. Contemporary crossmatch methods and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing play a pivotal role in improving organ allocation and afford better matches to recipients. Understanding crossmatch as well as HLA typing for renal transplantation and applying it in clinical practice is the key step to achieve a successful outcome...
December 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302827/colonic-perforation-due-to-severe-cytomegalovirus-disease-in-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-after-immunosuppression
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REVIEW
Alessandra Soriano, Nazareno Smerieri, Stefano Bonilauri, Loredana De Marco, Alberto Cavazza, Carlo Salvarani
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a small-vessel necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis typically involving upper airways, lungs, and kidneys, which may lead to end-organ damage and life-threatening complications. Major infections during GPA course represent a considerable concern in the management of the disease. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and disease are rare but significant complications in the course of GPA being associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. Colonic perforation due to CMV colitis is exceedingly rare and has so far almost exclusively been documented in HIV, renal transplant, and systemic lupus erythematosus patients...
January 4, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227673/crystal-structure-of-cleaved-serp-1-a-myxomavirus-derived-immune-modulating-serpin-structural-design-of-serpin-reactive-center-loop-rcl-peptides-with-improved-therapeutic-function
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Brian P Mahon, Sriram Ambadapadi, Jordan R Yaron, Carrie L Lomelino, Melissa A Pinard, Shahar Keinan, Igor Kurnikov, Colin Macaulay, Liqiang Zhang, Westley Reeves, Grant McFadden, Scott Tibbetts, Robert McKenna, Alexandra Lucas
The Myxomavirus-derived protein Serp-1 has potent anti-inflammatory activity in models of vasculitis, lupus, viral sepsis, and transplant. Serp-1 has also been tested successfully in a Phase IIa clinical trial in unstable angina, representing a 'first-in-class' therapeutic. Recently, peptides derived from the reactive center loop (RCL) have been developed as stand-alone therapeutics for reducing vasculitis and improving survival in MHV68-infected mice. However, both Serp-1 and the RCL peptides lose activity in MHV68-infected mice after antibiotic suppression of intestinal microbiota...
December 11, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184911/kidney-transplant-recipients-with-primary-membranous-glomerulonephritis-have-a-higher-risk-of-acute-rejection-compared-with-other-primary-glomerulonephritides
#5
Tripti Singh, Brad Astor, Weixiong Zhong, Didier Mandelbrot, Arjang Djamali, Sarah Panzer
Background: Despite being the leading cause of graft failure, there is a lack of published data about the rates of rejection in kidney transplant patients with glomerulonephritis as the cause of end-stage renal disease. Methods: We examined all consecutive adult (>18 years) renal transplant recipients with biopsy-proven native renal glomerular disease who underwent kidney transplant between 1994 and 2013. Glomerulonephritis groups included were IgA nephropathy (IgAN) (N = 306), focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) (N = 298), membranous nephropathy (MN) (N = 81), and lupus nephritis (LN) (N = 177)...
November 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040209/inherited-and-acquired-clinical-phenotypes-associated-with-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Rory E Nicholaides, M Teresa de la Morena
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Overview of neuroendocrine neoplasms in the context of their associations with primary and secondary immunodeficiency states. RECENT FINDINGS: Malignancies of neuroendocrine origin are well known to be associated with hereditary syndromes, including multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1, von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, neurofibromatosis type 1, and tuberous sclerosis. This review includes the X-linked form of hyper-IgM syndrome (XHIGM), due to mutations in the CD40Ligand gene (CD40LG), as an additional inherited disorder with susceptibility to such malignancies, and discusses neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) arising in other immunocompromised states...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937072/epidemiology-of-end-stage-renal-disease-in-dubai-single-center-data
#7
Fakhriya Alalawi, Maseer Ahmed, Hind AlNour, Malaz Noralla, Amna Alhadari
Hemodialysis (HD) was first established in Dubai in the year 1980 and was in its full capacity by the year 1983. Since then, the HD population has been growing rapidly. This report represents the demographic data and clinical characteristics of our HD patients during the period between January 2012 and October 2016. Diabetic nephropathy (57%) and hypertension (12.4%) are emerging as the most common causes of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in our data, followed by undetermined causes in those who presented as ESRD (10...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904963/predictors-of-good-long-term-renal-outcomes-in-lupus-nephritis-results-from-a-single-lupus-cohort
#8
William A Fung, Jiandong Su, Zahi Touma
This study aims to elucidate the predictive capabilities of proteinuria, serum creatinine (Cr), and urine RBCs (uRBCs) with respect to long-term renal outcomes in lupus nephritis (LN) in patients followed in clinic. Methods. A retrospective analysis was performed on patients with LN. We evaluated the ability of proteinuria, serum Cr, and uRBCs at 12 months to predict good long-term renal outcomes defined as serum Cr ≤ 100 mmol/L and kidney transplant/dialysis-free at the 7th year. Receiver operator characteristic curves were generated for proteinuria, serum Cr, and uRBCs to study their ability to predict good long-term outcomes and to identify their best cut-off...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894277/host-expression-of-the-cd8-treg-nk-cell-restriction-element-qa-1-is-dispensable-for-transplant-tolerance
#9
Blair T Stocks, Christopher S Wilson, Andrew F Marshall, Lauren A Brewer, Daniel J Moore
Disruption of the non-classical Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) Ib molecule Qa-1 impairs CD8 Treg and natural killer (NK) cell function and promotes a lupus-like autoimmune disease. This immune perturbation would be expected to enhance anti-transplant responses and impair tolerance induction, but the effect of Qa-1 deficiency on the transplant response has not been previously reported. Qa-1 deficiency enhanced CD4 TFH and germinal center (GC) B cell numbers in naïve mice and hastened islet allograft rejection...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888363/effect-of-complete-or-partial-proteinuria-recovery-on-long-term-outcomes-of-lupus-nephritis
#10
Jorge Medina-Rosas, William A Fung, Jiandong Su, Zahi Touma
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the effect of complete recovery (CR), partial recovery (PR), and no recovery (NR) of proteinuria at 2 years from the diagnosis of LN on long-term renal and extra-renal outcomes. METHODS: Patients with LN and proteinuria attending the Lupus Center from 1970 to 2015 were analyzed. At 2 years from diagnosis of LN, patients were divided into three groups (CR, PR, and NR), and long-term outcomes were studied up to 15 years or last visit available...
August 3, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857717/sustained-complete-renal-remission-is-a-predictor-of-reduced-mortality-chronic-kidney-disease-and-end-stage-renal-disease-in-lupus-nephritis
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R Pakchotanon, D D Gladman, J Su, M B Urowitz
Objective The objective of this paper is to identify the relationship between patients with lupus nephritis (LN) who achieve sustained complete renal remission (CR) and renal outcome and survival. Methods From a longitudinal cohort study we identified patients with LN with CR. We compared the outcomes of patients who achieved sustained CR for at least five years (Group A) with those less than five years (Group B). The outcomes were death, SLICC/ACR damage index (SDI), renal flare, end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) < 50 ml/min, and doubling of serum creatinine...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818581/renal-transplantation-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-comparison-of-graft-survival-with-other-causes-of-end-stage-renal-disease
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Gabriel Horta-Baas, Adolfo Camargo-Coronel, Dafhne Guadalupe Miranda-Hernández, Leslie Gabriela Gónzalez-Parra, María Del Socorro Romero-Figueroa, Mario Pérez-Cristóbal
INTRODUCTION: End-stage renal disease (ESRD) due to lupus nephritis (LN) occurs in 10%-30% of patients. Initially systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was a contraindication for kidney transplantation (KT). Today, long-term graft survival remains controversial. Our objective was to compare the survival after KT in patients with SLE or other causes of ESRD. METHODS: All SLE patients who had undergone KT in a retrospective cohort were included. Renal graft survival was compared with that of 50 controls, matched for age, sex, and year of transplantation...
August 14, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799839/renal-outcome-after-kidney-transplantation-in-korean-patients-with-lupus-nephritis
#13
E S Park, S S Ahn, S M Jung, J J Song, Y-B Park, S-W Lee
We investigated renal outcome of kidney-transplantation in 19 Korean recipients with biopsy-proven lupus nephritis and compared it with 18 Korean age- and gender-matched recipients without lupus nephritis who were diagnosed with end-stage renal disease caused by renal diseases other than lupus nephritis in a single centre. We reviewed histological findings of kidneys and calculated cumulative dose of immunosuppressive agents. We assessed renal flare of systemic lupus erythematosus, recurrence of lupus nephritis and graft failure as prognosis...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794288/kidney-disease-in-oman-a-view-of-the-current-and-future-landscapes
#14
Intisar Hamed Al Alawi, Issa Al Salmi, Adhra Al Mawali, John A Sayer
Oman is located in the southeast of Arabian Peninsula with a relatively young population of about 3 831 553 people. The Ministry of Health, which is the healthcare provider, is facing a challenge with the increased levels of noncommunicable diseases including chronic kidney disease. A growing number of patients progress to end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), demanding renal replacement therapy. In 2014, there were 1339 of ESKD patients receiving dialysis and almost 1400 patients received kidney transplants. The estimated annual incidence of ESKD is 120 patients per million population...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755405/serum-ifn-%C3%AE-predicts-the-therapeutic-effect-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-transplantation-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
#15
Dandan Wang, Shiying Wang, Saisai Huang, Zhuoya Zhang, Xinran Yuan, Xuebing Feng, Liwei Lu, Lingyun Sun
Umbilical cord (UC)-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) show immunoregulatory properties on various immune cells and display therapeutic effects on various autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the SLE environment on UC MSCs and to identify a potential serum biomarker to predict the therapeutic effect. UC MSCs were cocultured with peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from active lupus patients, and the proliferation, apoptosis and surface markers of UC MSCs were observed...
September 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753077/low-dose-cyclosporine-a-in-the-treatment-of-resistant-proliferative-lupus-nephritis
#16
Marjan Sheikholeslami, Mehrzad Hajialilo, Seyed Sadreddin Rasi Hashemi, Aida Malek Mahdavi, Morteza Gojazadeh, Alireza Khabbazi
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate long-term efficacy of low dose cyclosporine A (CsA) in the treatment of resistant proliferative lupus nephritis. METHODS: In this retrospective study, patients with biopsy proven proliferative lupus nephritis who were unresponsive to combination therapy with steroid plus mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) or cyclophosphamide (CYC) and had been treated with CsA were included. Efficacy monitoring was based on the systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) disease activity index, dose of prednisolone, serum complement, anti-double stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA) titration, urine analysis, proteinuria, creatinine clearance, remission of the renal disease, renal survival and involvement of other organs...
July 28, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747139/a-monoclonal-antibody-against-cd86-and-its-protection-in-a-murine-lupus-nephritis-model-of-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
#17
Lianhua Han, Lijun Shen, Ying Zhu, Yuhua Qiu
CONTEXT: Lupus nephritis is the most common complication that causes the death of systemic lupus erythematosus patients. CD28/CTLA4 and their ligands CD80 or CD86 costimulatory pathway play a pivotal role in autoimmune disease and organ transplantation. OBJECTIVES: We generated a monoclonal antibody (clone 1D1) against human CD86 (1D1) that could recognize both human and mouse CD86, and blocked the CD86/CD28 costimulatory pathway with our mAb on a murine lupus nephritis model induced with chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD)...
July 26, 2017: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730136/early-diagnosis-of-abcb11-spectrum-liver-disorders-by-next-generation-sequencing
#18
Su Jeong Lee, Jung Eun Kim, Byung-Ho Choe, An Na Seo, Han-Ik Bae, Su-Kyeong Hwang
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was the early diagnosis of ABCB11 spectrum liver disorders, especially those focused on benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis and progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis. METHODS: Fifty patients presenting neonatal cholestasis were evaluated to identify underlying etiologies. Genetic analysis was performed on patients suspected to have syndromic diseases or ABCB11 spectrum liver disorders. Two families with proven ABCB11 spectrum liver disorders were subjected to genetic analyses to confirm the diagnosis and were provided genetic counseling...
June 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697224/acquired-epidermodysplasia-verruciformis-and-its-relationship-to-immunosuppressive-therapy-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Channa G Ovits, Bijal D Amin, Caroline Halverstam
INTRODUCTION: Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) is a rare inherited dermatosis characterized by increased susceptibility to human papilloma virus infection. Acquired EV occurs in patients with compromised cell-mediated immunity, such as patients with HIV and transplant recipients. Optimal management of acquired EV has not yet been established, as cases are rare and are due to a variety of underlying conditions. Additionally, no distinctions have been made between different immunosuppressive medications and their respective link to EV...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652101/salt-inflammatory-joint-disease-and-autoimmunity
#20
Johanna Sigaux, Luca Semerano, Guillaume Favre, Natacha Bessis, Marie-Christophe Boissier
Salt is a vital nutrient. Excess salt intake, however, has recently been blamed for triggering and/or worsening certain autoimmune diseases. In vitro, the cells involved in innate and adaptive immune responses exhibit an inflammatory profile when placed in hypertonic saline. More specifically, macrophages release increased amounts of proinflammatory cytokines, produce reactive oxygen species, and become capable of activating the inflammasome. T helper cells, via activation of serum and glucocorticoid-regulated kinase 1 (SGK1), overexpress IL-17A and IL-23R and differentiate into Th17 cells; whereas regulatory T cells lose the inhibitory capabilities needed to preserve self-tolerance...
June 23, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
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