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Everolimus renal transplantation

Hideaki Kagaya, Takenori Niioka, Mitsuru Saito, Takamitsu Inoue, Kazuyuki Numakura, Ryohei Yamamoto, Yumiko Akamine, Tomonori Habuchi, Shigeru Satoh, Masatomo Miura
While tacrolimus and everolimus have common metabolic pathways through CYP3A4/5, tacrolimus is metabolized solely by CYP3A4 in recipients with the CYP3A5*3 / *3 . The purpose of this study was to evaluate how the area under the blood concentration-time curves (AUC) of tacrolimus could be predicted based on CYP3A5 genotype and the AUC of everolimus in renal transplant patients taking both drugs. The dose-adjusted AUC (AUC/D) of tacrolimus and everolimus were calculated at one month and one year after transplantation...
March 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
T M Manzia, R Angelico, L Toti, C Grimaldi, D Sforza, I Vella, L Tariciotti, I Lenci, G Breshanaj, L Baiocchi, G Tisone
AIM: We designed a retrospective case-control study to determine the efficacy and feasibility of everolimus (EVR) combined with low-dose tacrolimus (Tac) ab initio versus standard-dose Tac after liver transplantation (LT). METHODS: Seventy-one adult LT patients, receiving EVR and low-dose Tac without corticosteroids or induction therapy from postoperative day 1 (EVR group) were compared with a well-matched control group of 61 recipients treated with standard-dose Tac in association with antimetabolite...
January 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
Maggie K M Ma, Susan Yung, Tak Mao Chan
Mammalian or mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a serine-threonine kinase that plays essential roles in cell growth, proliferation, metabolism, and survival. Increased activation of the mTOR pathway is observed in patients and animal models of renal transplant rejection, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, renal cell carcinoma, diabetic nephropathy, lupus nephritis, and angiomyolipoma. Agents that inhibit mTOR, such as sirolimus and everolimus, are incorporated in immunosuppressive regimens to prevent renal allograft rejection and are often used to facilitate calcineurin inhibitor minimization or to reduce the incidence of tumor recurrence...
February 2018: Transplantation
Long-Bin Jeng, Sung Gyu Lee, Arvinder Singh Soin, Wei-Chen Lee, Kyung-Suk Suh, Dong Jin Joo, Shinji Uemoto, Jaewon Joh, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Horng-Ren Yang, Gi-Won Song, Patricia Lopez, Jossy Kochuparampil, Carole Sips, Shuhei Kaneko, Gary Levy
In a multicenter, open-label, study, 284 living-donor liver transplant patients were randomized at 30±5 days post-transplant to start everolimus+reduced tacrolimus (EVR+rTAC) or continue standard tacrolimus (TAC Control). EVR+rTAC was non-inferior to TAC Control for the primary efficacy endpoint of treated BPAR, graft loss or death at 12 months post-transplant: difference -0.7% [90%CI -5.2%, 3.7%]; p<0.001 for non-inferiority. tBPAR occurred in 2.2% and 3.6% of patients, respectively. The key secondary endpoint, change in estimated GFR from randomization to month 12, achieved non-inferiority (p<0...
December 13, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
Daniel Reichart, Hermann Reichenspurner, Markus Johannes Barten
Renal dysfunction caused by calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) nephrotoxicity occurs often and contributes significantly to late mortality after heart transplantation (HTx). Over the last decades, this has prompted many clinical studies in an effort to develop kidney-protecting immunosuppressive strategies including delayed CNI start, minimization, withdrawal, or even de novo CNI avoidance. In the past, these strategies often failed due to the lack of efficacy. Since 2009, novel CNI-reducing strategies have been under investigation...
January 2018: Clinical Transplantation
Fu-Chao Liu, Pei-Chi Ting, Jr-Rung Lin, Huang-Ping Yu
BACKGROUND: There are very few reports describing the development of gallstone disease after renal transplantation (GSDART) in Asia. The aim of this population-based study was to explore the prevalence, predictive factors, and outcomes of newly developed GSDART. The relationship between immunosuppressant and GSDART was also explored. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Renal transplantation (RT) recipients were identified from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan during January 1998-December 2012...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Marie de Tersant, Thérésa Kwon, Marie-Alice Macher, Anne Maisin, Georges Deschênes, Olivier Niel
BACKGROUND: Acute pancreatitis can be a life-threatening complication in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), especially in kidney transplant recipients. CASE DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: The patient was 7 years old when he received renal transplantation for CKD secondary to posterior urethral valves. Two years later, he presented with severe necrotizing pancreatitis (Ranson's score 5, Balthazar's score 8). Viral and genetic testing came back negative; pancreatitis was attributed to the patient's treatments (prednisone, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and everolimus)...
October 24, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Luciano Potena, Carlo Pellegrini, Francesco Grigioni, Cristiano Amarelli, Ugolino Livi, Massimo Maccherini, Gabriella Masciocco, Giuseppe Faggian, Paola Lilla Della Monica, Gino Gerosa, Nicola Marraudino, Marco Corda, Massimo Boffini
BACKGROUND: Although everolimus potentially improves long-term heart transplantation (HTx) outcomes, its early postoperative safety profile had raised concerns and needs optimization. METHODS: This 6-month, open-label, multicenter randomized trial was designed to compare the cumulative incidence of a primary composite safety endpoint comprising wound healing delays, pericardial effusion (PCEs), pleural effusion (PLEs) needing drainage, and renal insufficiency events (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] ≤30/mL/min/1...
September 19, 2017: Transplantation
V Sumethkul, P Tankee, S Worawichawong, S Jirasiritham
BACKGROUND: Minimization of calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) from the 1st week after kidney transplantation (KT) may reduce the risk of CNI nephrotoxicity. METHODS: Ten de novo KT recipients who received full exposure cyclosporine (CsA) and prednisolone as initial therapy were enrolled. Initial CsA minimization was 50% and started at day 7 after KT. This was synchronized with everolimus (EVL) initiation. Target trough level of EVL was 3-8 ng/mL. Pharmacokinetics studies of CsA and EVL were studied at week 4...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
K Nanmoku, A Kurosawa, T Kubo, T Shinzato, T Shimizu, T Kimura, T Yagisawa
BACKGROUND: Adverse events due to conventional immunosuppressive therapy decrease both graft and patient survival. We aimed to establish a new protocol using everolimus (EVR) to safely minimize conventional immunosuppressants in maintenance kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: A total of 86 consecutive kidney transplant recipients with no complications were maintained with triple-drug combination therapy (conventional group). In case of complications, the administration of very low-dose tacrolimus (C0: 5...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
Michael Charlton, Mary Rinella, Dharmesh Patel, Kevin McCague, Julie Heimbach, Kymberly Watt
BACKGROUND: Weight gain early after transplant is a risk factor for posttransplant metabolic syndrome (PTMS), cardiovascular events, and renal insufficiency. The impact of mammalian target of rapamycin inhibition on posttransplant weight gain and the development of PTMS components postliver transplantation were examined in a randomized, controlled study. METHODS: After a run-in period, patients (N = 719) were randomized at 30 ± 5 days posttransplant in a 1:1:1 ratio to 3 treatment groups: (i) everolimus (EVR) + reduced tacrolimus (TAC) (n = 245); (ii) TAC control (n = 243) or (iii) TAC elimination (n = 231)...
December 2017: Transplantation
Bianca Borchert-Mörlins, Daniela Thurn, Bernhard M W Schmidt, Anja K Büscher, Jun Oh, Tanja Kier, Elena Bauer, Sabrina Baig, Nele Kanzelmeyer, Markus J Kemper, Rainer Büscher, Anette Melk
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is the second-most common cause of death in pediatric renal transplant recipients. The aim of this study was to evaluate subclinical cardiovascular target organ damage defined as the presence of arterio- and atherosclerotic lesions and cardiac remodeling and to analyze contributing risk factors in a large cohort of children after renal transplantation (RT). METHODS: A total of 109 children aged 13.1 ± 3.3 years who had undergone RT at one of three German transplant centers were enrolled in this study...
November 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Angel Rubín Suárez, Itxarone Bilbao Aguirre, Javier Fernández-Castroagudin, José Antonio Pons Miñano, Magdalena Salcedo Plaza, Evaristo Varo Pérez, Martín Prieto Castillo
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors, everolimus (EVL) and sirolimus are immunosuppressive agents with a minor nephrotoxic effect, limited to the development of proteinuria in some cases. The combination of EVL and low-dose tacrolimus has proven to be as safe and effective as standard therapy with tacrolimus for the prevention of acute cellular rejection. Early initiation of EVL-based immunosuppressive regimens with reduced exposure to calcineurin inhibitors has been shown to significantly improve renal function of LT recipients during induction and maintenance phases, with comparable efficacy and safety profiles...
November 2017: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
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...
November 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
Alfred Asante-Korang, Jennifer Carapellucci, Diane Krasnopero, Abigail Doyle, Brian Brown, Ernest Amankwah
There are only a few reports of successful use of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTORI) as primary immunosuppression in pediatric heart transplantation. Compared to calcineurin inhibitors, mTORI have less side effects, especially nephrotoxicity, infections, and malignancies. A retrospective study was conducted at our institution of all 170 heart transplants from 1995 to 2015. Nineteen patients were switched from tacrolimus (n=15) or cyclosporin (n=4) to everolimus (n=4) or sirolimus (n=15) due to nephrotoxicity (n=5), malignancy (n=8), EBV viremia/reactive plasmacytic changes (n=5), and immune hemolytic anemia (n=1)...
October 2017: Clinical Transplantation
P N Tran, L C Pinter-Brown
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: Everolimus is a small molecule that inhibits the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and is used for treatment of various solid tumours and renal transplant rejection prophylaxis. Whereas everolimus-induced proteinuria was previously observed in 3%-36% renal transplant recipients, nephrotic syndrome was not reported in cancer patients taking everolimus. However, nephrotic syndrome was reported in patients taking sirolimus. CASE SUMMARY: We report the case of a 32-year-old female with relapsed Hodgkin's lymphoma who was on everolimus for 5 years and developed nephrotic syndrome about 2 months after initiation of voriconazole...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Anne Relbo Authen, Ingelin Grov, Kristjan Karason, Finn Gustafsson, Hans Eiskjaer, Göran Rådegran, Einar Gude, Kjell Jansson, Göran Dellgren, Dag Solbu, Satish Arora, Arne K Andreassen, Lars Gullestad
The Scandinavian heart transplant everolimus de novo study with early calcineurin inhibitors avoidance (SCHEDULE) trial was a 12 month, randomized, open-label, parallel-group trial that compared everolimus (EVR; n=56) to conventional CsA (n=59) immunosuppression. Previously, we reported that EVR outperformed CsA in improving renal function and coronary artery vasculopathy, despite a higher rejection rate with EVR. This study aimed to compare the effects of these treatments on quality of life (QoL). Within five post-operative days, patients (mean age 50±13 years, 27% women) were randomized to EVR or a standard CsA dosage (CsA group)...
June 22, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
Paolo De Simone, Paola Carrai, Laura Coletti, Davide Ghinolfi, Stefania Petruccelli, Franco Filipponi
Management of complications post-liver transplantation (LT) includes immunosuppressive manipulations with the aim to reduce the overall burden of immunologic suppression and compensate for renal, cardiovascular, metabolic toxicities, and for the increased oncologic risk. Two approaches can be implemented to reduce immunosuppression-related adverse events: upfront schedules tailored to the pretransplant individual patient's risk profile versus downstream modifications in the event of immunosuppression-related complications...
April 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
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
Florian Kälble, Jörg Seckinger, Matthias Schaier, Christian Morath, Vedat Schwenger, Martin Zeier, Claudia Sommerer
BACKGROUND: Mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors (mToRi) allow calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) sparing therapy in renal transplant recipients with possible beneficial effects on the long-term allograft function and cardiovascular risk. The influence of mToRi on glucose metabolism is still under discussion. METHODS: In a retrospective analysis, renal allograft recipients switched from a cyclosporine A (CsA) to an everolimus (EVR)-based immunosuppression in the first year after transplantation were compared with patients on continued CsA treatment...
June 5, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
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