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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742936/benefits-and-limitations-of-belatacept-in-4-hand-transplanted-patients
#1
J Grahammer, A Weissenbacher, B G Zelger, B Zelger, C Boesmueller, M Ninkovic, A Mühlbacher, I Peschel, G Brandacher, D Öfner, S Schneeberger
Belatacept (CTLA4Ig) is an emerging treatment in kidney transplantation. Lack of nephrotoxicity and possibly an inhibitory effect on the development of donor specific antibodies (DSA) make it an interesting agent in hand transplantation. In order to reduce CNI immunosuppression and preserve kidney function, we have added belatacept to the therapeutic regimen of 4 hand transplanted patients at month 4, at 6, 9, and 13 years after hand/forearm transplantation. Patients received 5mg/kg belatacept every 2 weeks, the dosing interval was extended to 4 weeks after 5 applications...
July 25, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742013/first-canadian-experience-with-donation-after-cardiac-death-simultaneous-pancreas-and-kidney-transplants
#2
Patrick T Anderson, Shahid Aquil, Kelly McLean, Vivian C McAlister, Alp Sener, Patrick P Luke
BACKGROUND: Compared with neurologic determination of death (NDD) donor organs, donation after cardiac death (DCD) donor organs have traditionally been considered of inferior quality owing to warm ischemia experienced during procurement. We present, to our knowledge, the first analysis of simultaneous pancreas and kidney (SPK) transplants using DCD donor organs in Canada. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective cohort study of SPK transplants from 13 DCD and 68 NDD donors performed between October 2008 and July 2016...
August 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741797/risk-factors-and-long-term-outcomes-of-parvovirus-b19-infection-in-kidney-transplant-patients
#3
Chung Hee Baek, Hyosang Kim, Won Soek Yang, Duck Jong Han, Su-Kil Park
BACKGROUND: Parvovirus B19 is a small, non-enveloped, single-stranded DNA virus with a special affinity for the erythroid progenitor cells of the bone marrow. The first case of parvovirus B19 infection in a kidney transplant recipient (KTR) was reported in 1986. Data on the risk factors and specific clinical characteristics of parvovirus B19 infection remain insufficient. METHODS: We screened 602 KTRs for parvovirus B19 infection using parvovirus B19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) from January 1990 to April 2016, and the clinical characteristics of patients with positive results were compared to those of age- and gender-matched patients with negative PCR results...
July 25, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738959/-study-on-the-effect-of-immunosuppressive-agent-fk506-on-growth-and-migration-of-lung-cancer-cell
#4
Yongwen Li, Hongbing Zhang, Ying Li, Chenlong Zhao, Weiting Li, Hongyu Liu, Jianping Wen, Jun Chen
BACKGROUND: FK506, also named tacrolimus, a new macrolide immunosuppressive agent, has been shown to possess anti-proliferation activities in some cancer cells. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of FK506 on the cell proliferation and migration of lung cancer cell lines and its mechanism. METHODS: A549 and H1299 cell lines were cultured in vitro. The effect of FK506 on cell viability and DNA synthesis ability of A549 and H1299 were measured by CCK-8 assay and EDU-labeling assay, respectively...
July 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736028/association-between-tacrolimus-pharmacokinetics-and-cytochrome-p450-3a5-and-multidrug-resistance-protein-1-exon-21-polymorphisms
#5
M Soda, M Fujitani, R Michiuchi, A Shibayama, K Kanamori, S Yoshikuni, Y Ohno, T Tsuchiya, A Suzuki, K Horie, T Deguchi, Y Itoh, K Kitaichi
BACKGROUND: Individual differences in the pharmacokinetics (PK) of tacrolimus (TAC), an immunosuppressive drug, are reportedly associated with single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A5 and multidrug resistance protein 1 (MDR1). We determined the effect of SNPs in CYP3A5 and MDR1 exons 21 and 26 on TAC PK parameters. METHODS: Thirty-eight Japanese patients who underwent renal transplantation were genotyped for CYP3A5 and exons 21 and 26 of MDR1 with the use of polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734583/kidney-transplantation-from-hla-incompatible-live-donors-efficiency-and-outcome-of-32-patients-after-desensitisation
#6
Constantino Fernández, María Calvo, Natacha Leite, Andrés López, Tamara Ferreiro, Roi Ribera, Rocío Seijo, Ángel Alonso
Desensitisation is a procedure undergone by the recipient of a kidney transplant from a donor who is cross-match positive. The aim of this study was to present the outcomes from our hospital of kidney transplant recipients from HLA-incompatible live donors after desensitisation. We studied 32 patients aged 46±14 years with a mean fluorescence intensity (MFI) versus class I HLA of 7979±4089 and 6825±4182 MFI versus class II and relative intensity scale (RIS) of 8.9±7.6. The complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) cross-matching test was positive in 18 patients, flow cytometry was positive in 7 patients and donor-specific antibodies (DEA) were detected in 7...
July 19, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733752/generic-immunosuppressants
#7
Mara Medeiros, Julia Lumini, Noah Stern, Gilberto Castañeda-Hernández, Guido Filler
Immunosuppressive drugs for solid organ transplantation are critical dose drugs with a narrow therapeutic index. Many of the most commonly used innovator drugs are off patent and have been replicated by generic counterparts, often at substantial cost-savings to the patient. However, serious adverse events caused by the transition from innovator to generic medications, specifically in pediatric solid organ transplant recipients, have questioned these autosubstitutions. The purpose of this review is to summarize the criteria set forth by the regulatory bodies, and to examine how major immunosuppressive drugs conform to these recommendations...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731920/eye-movement-disorders-following-allogeneic-bone-marrow-transplantation-on-fk506-tacrolimus-and-ganciclovir
#8
Barbaros S Karagun, Tugana Akbas, Taner Arpaci, Bulent Antmen
FK506 (tacrolimus) is an immunosuppressive drug and more potent than cyclosporine. FK506 is widely used for immunosuppression in the prevention and treatment of graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation and solid organ transplantation. Neurotoxicity is a recognized complication of FK506 therapy, but ptosis and weakness of eye abduction unilaterally has not been reported in association with FK506 administration to date. We discuss a 13-year-old male patient who developed ptosis and weakness of eye abduction unilaterally 90 days after transplantation with bone marrow from an unrelated donor, for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in this case report...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731207/polyclonal-and-monoclonal-antibodies-for-treating-acute-rejection-episodes-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#9
REVIEW
Angela C Webster, Sunny Wu, Krishna Tallapragada, Min Young Park, Jeremy R Chapman, Sue J Carr
BACKGROUND: Registry data shows that the incidence of acute rejection has been steadily falling. Approximately 10% to 35% of kidney recipients will undergo treatment for at least one episode of acute rejection within the first post-transplant year. Treatment options include pulsed steroid therapy, the use of an antibody preparation, the alteration of background immunosuppression, or combinations of these options. Over recent years, new treatment strategies have evolved, and in many parts of the world there has been an increase in use of tacrolimus and mycophenolate and a reduction in the use of cyclosporin and azathioprine use as baseline immunosuppression to prevent acute rejection...
July 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729289/class-ii-eplet-mismatch-modulates-tacrolimus-trough-levels-required-to-prevent-donor-specific-antibody-development
#10
Chris Wiebe, David N Rush, Thomas E Nevins, Patricia E Birk, Tom Blydt-Hansen, Ian W Gibson, Aviva Goldberg, Julie Ho, Martin Karpinski, Denise Pochinco, Atul Sharma, Leroy Storsley, Arthur J Matas, Peter W Nickerson
Despite more than two decades of use, the optimal maintenance dose of tacrolimus for kidney transplant recipients is unknown. We hypothesized that HLA class II de novo donor-specific antibody (dnDSA) development correlates with tacrolimus trough levels and the recipient's individualized alloimmune risk determined by HLA-DR/DQ epitope mismatch. A cohort of 596 renal transplant recipients with 50,011 serial tacrolimus trough levels had HLA-DR/DQ eplet mismatch determined using HLAMatchmaker software. We analyzed the frequency of tacrolimus trough levels below a series of thresholds <6 ng/ml and the mean tacrolimus levels before dnDSA development in the context of HLA-DR/DQ eplet mismatch...
July 20, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728576/beneficial-effect-of-kidney-transplantation-from-a-deceased-donor-on-severe-chronic-refractory-intradialytic-hypotension-a-case-report
#11
Ewa Ignacak, Dominik Cieniawski, Alina Bętkowska-Prokop, Czesław Osuch, Marek Kuźniewski, Władysław Sułowicz
BACKGROUND: Chronic refractory hypotension (IDH, intradialytic hypotension) is a rare but serious problem encountered in patients on hemodialysis. Patients with chronic hypotension are often disqualified by transplant teams from renal transplantation. This is due to the possibility of an enormous risk of ischemic complications. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a 44-year old female patient with severe refractory hypotension (mean BP 60/30 mmHg, the lowest 48/28 mmHg), which appeared after bilateral laparoscopic nephrectomy of the infected kidneys...
July 20, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722500/post-marketing-surveillance-study-of-the-long-term-use-of-mizoribine-for-the-treatment-of-lupus-nephritis-2-year-results
#12
Tsutomu Takeuchi, Kenya Okada, Hisao Yoshida, Nobuyuki Yagi
OBJECTIVES: To understand the status of mizoribine use in patients with lupus nephritis (LN) and to collect safety- and efficacy-related data on 2-year treatment with mizoribine. METHODS: A continuous survey was conducted between March 2010 and July 2015. RESULTS: The analysis set included 559 patients (mean age 39.5 years, females 82.6%, mean duration of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) 8.4 years, mean duration of LN 5.9 years). Renal function was satisfactory for 6 months, but worsened from 12 months, with significant worsening at 24 months...
July 19, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722255/drug-drug-interactions-between-triazole-antifungal-agents-used-to-treat-invasive-aspergillosis-and-immunosuppressants-metabolized-by-cytochrome-p450-3a4
#13
REVIEW
Andreas H Groll, Robert Townsend, Amit Desai, Nkechi Azie, Mark Jones, Marc Engelhardt, Anne-Hortense Schmitt-Hoffman, Robert J Brüggemann
Patients undergoing treatment with immunosuppressant drugs following solid organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation are at particular risk for development of serious infections such as invasive aspergillosis. Four triazole antifungal drugs, voriconazole, posaconazole, itraconazole, and isavuconazole, are approved to treat invasive aspergillosis either as first- or second-line therapy. All of these agents are inhibitors of cytochrome P450 3A4, which plays a key role in metabolizing immunosuppressant drugs such as cyclosporine, tacrolimus, and sirolimus...
July 19, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720321/no-evidence-for-progressive-deterioration-in-stimulated-insulin-secretion-in-renal-transplant-recipients-after-12years-tacrolimus-exposure
#14
Mariëlle A C J Gelens, Johannes P van Hooff, Len Usvyat, Maarten H Christiaans
AIMS: Tacrolimus (Tac) inhibits insulin secretion in a Tac-trough blood level dependent way early post-transplant in renal transplant recipients (Rtx). It is unknown whether long-term exposure results into a progressive beta cells dysfunction. METHODS: Two independent cohorts of Tac-treated non-diabetic Rtx, previously participating in glucose metabolism studies using intravenous Glucose Tolerance Test (ivGTT) were included: Fifty-eight Rtx were tested by ivGTT cross-sectional between 0...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717926/clinical-evaluation-of-modified-release-and-immediate-release-tacrolimus-formulations
#15
Simon Tremblay, Rita R Alloway
The science of drug delivery has evolved considerably and has led to the development of multiple sustained release formulations. Each of these formulations can present particular challenges in terms of clinical evaluation and necessitate careful study to identify their optimal use in practice. Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressive agent that is widely used in organ transplant recipients. However, it is poorly soluble, has an unpredictable pharmacokinetic profile subject to important genetic polymorphisms and drug-drug interactions, and has a narrow therapeutic index...
July 17, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716258/a-multicenter-prospective-observational-study-on-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-tacrolimus-in-patients-with-myasthenia-gravis
#16
Suk-Won Ahn, In Soo Joo, Byung-Jo Kim, Jung-Joon Sung, Sa-Yoon Kang, Jeeyoung Oh, Yang-Ki Minn, Bum Chun Suh, Sun-Young Oh, Yoon-Ho Hong, Tai-Seung Nam, Jung Im Seok, Young-Eun Park, Ha Young Shin, Eun Bin Cho, Je-Young Shin, Hung Youl Seok, Jin-Sung Park, Ju-Hong Min, Jin-Myoung Seok, Byoung-Joon Kim
INTRODUCTION: Several clinical studies using tacrolimus revealed reasonable therapeutic mechanisms and efficacy in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG). However, long-period studies in a large number of patients with MG are limited; therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic efficacies and safety of tacrolimus in patients with MG during a 12-month follow-up period. METHODS: Tacrolimus was administered to 150 patients with MG who were recruited based on the inclusion criteria...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714558/everolimus-and-reduced-calcineurin-inhibitor-therapy-in-pediatric-liver-transplant-recipients-results-from-a-multicenter-prospective-study
#17
Rainer Ganschow, Bo-Goran Ericzon, Anil Dhawan, Khalid Sharif, El-Djouher Martzloff, Barbara Rauer, Jennifer Ng, Patricia Lopez
In a 24-month, multicenter, single-arm, prospective study, 56 pediatric liver transplant patients with or without basiliximab induction were converted at 1-6 months post-transplant from standard calcineurin inhibitor (CN) therapy (± mycophenolic acid), to everolimus with reduced exposure to CNI (tacrolimus n=50, cyclosporine n=6). Steroid therapy was optional. Recruitment was stopped prematurely due to high rates of PTLD, treatment-related serious infections leading to hospitalization and premature study drug discontinuation...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711728/allogeneic-blood-or-marrow-transplantation-with-post-transplantation-cyclophosphamide-as-graft-versus-host-disease-prophylaxis-in-multiple-myeloma
#18
Nilanjan Ghosh, Xiaobu Ye, Hua-Ling Tsai, Javier Bolaños-Meade, Ephraim J Fuchs, Leo Luznik, Lode J Swinnen, Douglas E Gladstone, Richard F Ambinder, Ravi Varadhan, Satish Shanbhag, Robert A Brodsky, Ivan M Borrello, Richard J Jones, William Matsui, Carol Ann Huff
Allogeneic blood or marrow transplantation (alloBMT) may lead to long-term disease control in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). However, historically, the use of alloBMT in MM has been limited by its high non-relapse mortality (NRM) rates primarily from graft versus host disease (GVHD). We previously demonstrated that post-transplantation cyclophosphamide (PTCy) decreases the toxicities of both acute and chronic GVHD rates following alloBMT. Here we examine the impact of PTCy in MM patients undergoing alloBMT at Johns Hopkins Hospital...
July 12, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711641/tacrolimus-loaded-biocompatible-lecithin-based-microemulsions-with-improved-skin-penetration-structure-characterization-and-in-vitro-in-vivo-performances
#19
Vedrana Savić, Marija Todosijević, Tanja Ilić, Milica Lukić, Evgenia Mitsou, Vassiliki Papadimitriou, Spyridon Avramiotis, Bojan Marković, Nebojša Cekić, Snežana Savić
In order to improve skin penetration of tacrolimus we aimed to develop potentially non-irritant, lecithin-based microemulsions containing ethanol, isopropanol and/or propylene glycol as cosurfactants, varying caprylic/capric triglycerides and propylene glycol monocaprylate as oil phase. The influence of excipients on the size of microemulsion region in pseudo-ternary phase diagrams and their ability to form different types of microemulsions was evaluated. The comprehensive physicochemical characterization of microemulsions and the evaluation of their structure was performed, while the localization of tacrolimus in microemulsions was further investigated using electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710896/renal-allograft-histology-at-10-years-after-transplantation-in-the-tacrolimus-era-evidence-of-pervasive-chronic-injury
#20
Mark D Stegall, Lynn D Cornell, Walter D Park, Byron H Smith, Fernando G Cosio
Improving long-term renal allograft survival remains an important unmet need. To assess the extent of histologic injury at 10 years after transplantation in functioning grafts, we studied 575 consecutive adult solitary renal transplants performed between 2002 and 2005-77% from living donors and 92% maintained on tacrolimus-based immunosuppression. Ten-year graft survival was 59% and death-censored graft survival was 74%. Surveillance allograft biopsies were assessed at implantation, 5 years and 10 years from 145 patients that reached 10 years...
July 15, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
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