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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646113/aerosolization-of-mycotoxins-after-growth-of-toxinogenic-fungi-on-wallpaper
#1
Brankica Aleksic, Marjorie Draghi, Sebastien Ritoux, Sylviane Bailly, Marlène Lacroix, Isabelle P Oswald, Jean-Denis Bailly, Enric Robine
Many fungi can develop on building material in indoor environments if moisture is high enough. Among species that are frequently observed, some are known to be potent mycotoxin producers. This presence of toxinogenic fungi in indoor environments raises the question of the possible exposure of occupants to these toxic compounds by inhalation after aerosolization.This study investigated the mycotoxin production by Penicillium brevicompactum, Aspergillus versicolor and Stachybotrys chartarum during their growth on wallpaper and the possible subsequent aerosolization of produced mycotoxins from contaminated substrates...
June 23, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644343/second-line-agents-in-pediatric-patients-with-autoimmune-hepatitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Andréanne N Zizzo, Pamela L Valentino, Prakesh S Shah, Binita M Kamath
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Ten percent to 20% of children with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) require second-line therapy to achieve remission. Although current guidelines exist on first-line management, evidence for second-line therapy in treatment-refractory patients is lacking. Our aim was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of second-line treatments used in this population. METHODS: Electronic and manual searches were used to identify potential studies for inclusion...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640063/pharmacodynamic-monitoring-of-tacrolimus-based-immunosuppression-in-cd14-monocytes-after-kidney-transplantation
#3
Nynke M Kannegieter, Dennis A Hesselink, Marjolein Dieterich, Gretchen N De Graav, Rens Kraaijeveld, Ajda T Rowshani, Pieter Jm Leenen, Carla C Baan
BACKGROUND: Monocytes significantly contribute to ischemia reperfusion injury and allograft rejection after kidney transplantation. However, the knowledge about the effects of immunosuppressive drugs on monocyte activation is limited. Conventional pharmacokinetic methods for immunosuppressive drug monitoring are not cell type-specific. In this study, phosphorylation of three signaling proteins was measured to determine the pharmacodynamic effects of immunosuppression on monocyte activation in kidney transplant patients...
June 19, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639592/current-status-of-lupus-nephritis
#4
REVIEW
Ajay Jaryal, Sanjay Vikrant
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic disease of unknown aetiology with variable course and prognosis. Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the important disease manifestations of SLE with considerable influence on patient outcomes. Immunosuppression therapy has made it possible to control the disease with improved life expectancy and quality of life. In the last few decades, various studies across the globe have clarified the role, dose and duration of immunosuppression currently in use and also provided evidence for new agents such as mycophenolate mofetil, calcineurin inhibitors and rituximab...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633752/rituximab-administration-in-a-patient-with-pemphigus-vulgaris-following-reactivation-of-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#5
Soheil Tavakolpour, Tahereh Soori, Pedram Noormohammadpour, Kamran Balighi, Hamidreza Mahmoudi, Maryam Daneshpazhooh
Immunosuppressive drugs are the milestone of treatment of autoimmune diseases, but they can lead to serious complications, including hepatitis B virus reactivation in HBV carriers as well as in patients with occult HBV infection (OBI). A 36-year-old man with OBI was diagnosed with pemphigus vulgaris. He was prescribed prednisolone and his hepatitis B surface antigen turned positive. Viral replication was successfully controlled by lamivudine and adefovir. Mycophenolate mofetil and intravenous immunoglobulin  were not effective in controlling the pemphigus vulgaris...
June 20, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628866/anticancer-drugs-consumption-trends-in-spain-prediction-of-environmental-concentrations-and-potential-risks
#6
Helena Franquet-Griell, Cristian Gómez-Canela, Francesc Ventura, Silvia Lacorte
This study presents the occurrence and impact of 78 anticancer drugs in Spanish river basins based on consumption data in pharmacies during the period 2010-2015 and calculation of the predicted environmental concentrations (PEC). The total consumption of anticancer drugs in Spanish pharmacies was of 23.4 tons in 2015, being mycophenolic acid and hydroxycarbamide the drugs with the highest prescription. Their PECs in river at national scale were up to 80 ng/L. However, the use of different dilution factors revealed major differences between hydrographic basins, and PECriver rose up to 68,014 ng/L in highly populated rivers with low flows...
June 16, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626961/comparing-polyarteritis-nodosa-in-children-and-adults-a-single-center-study
#7
Abdulsamet Erden, Ezgi D Batu, Hafize E Sönmez, Alper Sarı, Berkan Armagan, Zehra S Arıcı, Emre Bilgin, Umut Kalyoncu, Ömer Karadağ, Yelda Bilginer, Ali Ihsan Ertenli, Seza Özen
OBJECTIVE: Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a necrotizing vasculitis of medium/small arteries. We aimed to examine the characteristics of adult- and childhood-onset PAN. METHODS: Fifteen pediatric (˂ 18 years) and 22 adult PAN patients who fulfilled the Ankara 2008 and American College of Rheumatology 1990 criteria, respectively, were included in the study. RESULTS: Five children had cutaneous and all the rest of the patients had systemic PAN...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625079/retrospective-analysis-of-nephritis-response-and-renal-outcome-in-a-cohort-of-928-egyptian-lupus-nephritis-patients-a-university-hospital-experience
#8
M Momtaz, A Fayed, M Wadie, S M Gamal, S A Ghoniem, N Sobhy, N M Kamal Elden, W M Hamza
Aim We aim to describe the pattern of response to treatment in a cohort of Egyptian lupus nephritis (LN) patients and to define variable prognostic factors. Methods We retrospectively analyzed records of 928 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients (898 females, 30 males) with biopsy-confirmed LN seen between 2006 and 2012 at Cairo University hospitals. Results Our study involved 928 SLE patients with a mean age of 26.25 ± 6.487 years, mean LN duration at time of renal biopsy 6.48 ± 4.27 months, mean SLEDAI 28...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624888/steady-state-pharmacokinetics-of-mycophenolic-acid-in-renal-transplant-patients-exploratory-analysis-of-the-effects-of-cyclosporine-recipients-and-donors-abcc2-gene-variants-and-their-interactions
#9
N Božina, Z Lalić, S Nađ-Škegro, A Borić-Bilušić, T Božina, Ž Kaštelan, V Trkulja
PURPOSE: The study aims to evaluate the impact of recipients' and donors' polymorphisms in multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (MRP2) gene ABCC2 -24C>T and 1249G>A on disposition of mycophenolic acid (MPA) and their interaction with cyclosporine (CsA) (compared to tacrolimus, TAC) in stable de novo adult renal transplant patients of Croatian origin. METHODS: A total of 68 recipient-donor pairs were genotyped. Steady-state pharmacokinetics of MPA was assessed by the model-independent method...
June 18, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622464/the-impact-of-drugs-on-male-fertility-a-review
#10
REVIEW
M Semet, M Paci, J Saïas-Magnan, C Metzler-Guillemain, R Boissier, H Lejeune, J Perrin
Beside cytotoxic drugs, other drugs can impact men's fertility through various mechanisms. Via the modification of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis hormones or by non-hormonal mechanisms, drugs may directly and indirectly induce sexual dysfunction and spermatogenesis impairment and alteration of epididymal maturation. This systematic literature review summarizes existing data about the negative impact and associations of pharmacological treatments on male fertility (excluding cytotoxic drugs), with a view to making these data more readily available for medical staff...
June 16, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620689/silencing-of-a-second-dimethylallyltryptophan-synthase-of-penicillium-roqueforti-reveals-a-novel-clavine-alkaloid-gene-cluster
#11
Ángeles Fernández-Bodega, Rubén Álvarez-Álvarez, Paloma Liras, Juan F Martín
Penicillium roqueforti produces several prenylated indole alkaloids, including roquefortine C and clavine alkaloids. The first step in the biosynthesis of roquefortine C is the prenylation of tryptophan-derived dipeptides by a dimethylallyltryptophan synthase, specific for roquefortine biosynthesis (roquefortine prenyltransferase). A second dimethylallyltryptophan synthase, DmaW2, different from the roquefortine prenyltransferase, has been studied in this article. Silencing the gene encoding this second dimethylallyltryptophan synthase, dmaW2, proved that inactivation of this gene does not prevent the production of roquefortine C, but suppresses the formation of other indole alkaloids...
June 16, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620650/graft-function-and-intermediate-term-outcomes-of-kidney-transplants-improved-in-the-last-decade-analysis-of-the-united-states-kidney-transplant-database
#12
Douglas Scott Keith, Gayle Vranic, Angie Nishio-Lucar
BACKGROUND: Previous analyses of the United States transplant database regarding long-term outcomes in kidney transplantation have shown minimal improvement in the rate of long-term graft loss. This study sought to analyze intermediate-term outcomes and graft function at 6 months in kidney transplantation in adult living and deceased donor recipients in the last decade. METHODS: Survival analysis was performed based on the year of transplant between 6 months and 3 years' posttransplant...
June 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614157/probable-donor-derived-cytomegalovirus-disease-after-keratolimbal-allograft-transplantation
#13
Albert Y Cheung, Amit Govil, Scott R Friedstrom, Edward J Holland
PURPOSE: To report a case of probable donor-derived cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection after keratolimbal allograft (KLAL) transplantation. METHODS: Observational case report. RESULTS: A 41-year-old man with a history of aniridic keratopathy and limbal stem cell deficiency underwent KLAL in his right eye. Preoperatively, he was negative for CMV IgG and IgM. Postoperatively, he was maintained on tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil for systemic immunosuppression; he was also on prophylactic valganciclovir (for CMV) and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (for pneumocystis pneumonia) for 1 month...
June 13, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613375/study-on-the-association-of-ugt1a9-gene-c-98t-c-polymorphism-and-mycophenolic-acid-plasma-levels-in-renal-transplant-patients
#14
L R Ruschel, V M Schmitt, A B Silva, C S A Oliveira, K Flach, D O d'Avila, F V Thiesen
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is a prodrug active only after its hydrolysis to mycophenolic acid (MPA). The UGT1A9 enzyme is of special interest since it is the main enzyme involved in the glucuronidation of MPA. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the UGT1A9 gene may be responsible for individual differences in the pharmacokinetics of MMF. Expression levels and the activity of UGT1A9 may depend on the presence of some SNPs located in the gene promoter region (-2152C>T and -275T>A), as well as changes in the coding region (c...
May 31, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612005/renal-limited-lupus-like-nephritis-how-much-of-a-lupus
#15
Asmaa S Abu Maziad, Jose Torrealba, Mouin G Seikaly, Jared R Hassler, Allen R Hendricks
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease characterized by development of autoantibodies to nuclear and cytoplasmic antigens. A small subset of SLE patients who had the typical clinical features of SLE was reported to show persistently negative antinuclear antibody tests. Our report describes a 5-year-old male who presented with histopathological findings suggestive of lupus nephritis with no clinical signs or symptoms of SLE and negative autoantibodies. He was treated with corticosteroids, mycophenolate mofetil, and monthly intravenous cyclophosphamide...
May 2017: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611384/the-correlation-between-the-expression-of-genes-involved-in-drug-metabolism-and-the-blood-level-of-tacrolimus-in-liver-transplant-receipts
#16
Jianhai Wang, Keqiu Li, Xiaoning Zhang, Dahong Teng, Mingyan Ju, Yaqing Jing, Yuxia Zhao, Guang Li
Immunosuppressive medications, such as tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil, are commonly used for reducing the risk of organ rejection in receipts of allogeneic organ transplant. The optimal dosages of these drugs are required for preventing rejection and avoiding toxicity to receipts. This study aimed to identify the correlation between the expression profiling of genes involved in drug metabolism and the blood level of tacrolimus in liver transplant receipts. Sixty-four liver transplant receipts were enrolled in this retrospective study...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609764/hemodialysis-and-kidney-transplantation-as-predisposing-conditions-to-onychomycosis
#17
Antonio M S Filho, Carlucci G Ventura, Paulo R Criado, Gilda B Del Negro, Roseli S Freitas, Olinda C Luiz, Mauro C Giudice, Elias D Neto, Gil Benard
BACKGROUND/AIM: Onychomycosis (OM) is one of the commonest superficial fungal infections. Patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) treatment and kidney transplant recipients (KTR) are considered at risk of contracting fungal infections, but the few published data do not reach the conclusion of whether they are predisposed to OM. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and etiology of OM in these patients and to determine the antifungal susceptibility profile of the isolated fungal species...
June 14, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609473/a-delicate-balance-between-rejection-and-bk-polyomavirus-associated-nephropathy-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-renal-transplant-recipients
#18
Lilli Gard, Willem van Doesum, Hubert G M Niesters, Willem J van Son, Arjan Diepstra, Coen A Stegeman, Henk Groen, Annelies Riezebos-Brilman, Jan Stephan Sanders
BACKGROUND: The immunosuppressive agents mycophenolate acid (MPA) and tacrolimus (Tac) are associated with a higher incidence of BK polyomavirus nephropathy (BKPyVAN). In this observational retrospective cohort study, the frequency of BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) complications over a 24-month period was studied. METHODS: 358 renal transplant recipients (RTR) treated with MPA, with either cyclosporine A (CsA) (CsAM group) or Tac (TacM group) and mostly prednisolone, were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605781/everolimus-with-cyclosporine-withdrawal-or-low-exposure-cyclosporine-in-kidney-transplantation-from-month-3-a-multicentre-randomized-trial
#19
Klemens Budde, Martin Zeier, Oliver Witzke, Wolfgang Arns, Frank Lehner, Markus Guba, Johannes Jacobi, Volker Kliem, Petra Reinke, Ingeborg A Hauser, Bruno Vogt, Rolf Stahl, Thomas Rath, Michael Duerr, Eva-Maria Paulus, Christoph May, Martina Porstner, Claudia Sommerer
Background.: Randomized trials have shown that early adoption of everolimus-based immunosuppressive regimens without a calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) improves long-term kidney graft function, but the optimal strategy for CNI minimization remains uncertain. Methods.: In a prospective, randomized, multicentre, 12-month trial, 499 de novo kidney transplant patients were randomized at Month 3 to (i) remain on standard CNI (cyclosporine) therapy with mycophenolic acid, (ii) convert to everolimus with mycophenolic acid or (iii) start everolimus with reduced CNI and no mycophenolic acid (clinical trials registry: ClinicalTrials...
June 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604665/gvhd-prophylaxis-after-single-unit-reduced-intensity-conditioning-cord-blood-transplantation-in-adults-with-acute-leukemia
#20
S Terakura, Y Kuwatsuka, S Yamasaki, A Wake, J Kanda, Y Inamoto, S Mizuta, T Yamaguchi, N Uchida, Y Kouzai, N Aotsuka, H Ogawa, H Kanamori, K Nishiwaki, S Miyakoshi, M Onizuka, I Amano, T Fukuda, T Ichinohe, Y Atsuta, M Murata, T Teshima
To investigate better GVHD prophylaxis in reduced intensity conditioning umbilical cord blood transplantation (RIC-UCBT), we compared transplant outcomes after UCBT among GvHD prophylaxes using the registry data. We selected patients transplanted for AML or ALL with a calcineurin inhibitor and methotrexate (MTX)/mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) combination. A total of 748 first RIC-UCBT between 2000 and 2012 (MTX+ group, 446, MMF+ group, 302) were included. The cumulative incidence of neutrophil and platelet counts higher than 50 000/μL was significantly better in the MMF+ group (relative risk (RR), 1...
June 12, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
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