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Acute renal graft rejection

G Varela-Fascinetto, C Benchimol, R Reyes-Acevedo, M Genevray, D Bradley, J Ives, H T Silva
This multicenter, open-label study evaluated the tolerability of extended prophylaxis with valganciclovir in pediatric kidney transplant recipients at risk of CMV disease. Fifty-six patients aged 4 months to 16 years received once-daily valganciclovir oral solution and/or tablets, dosed by BSA and renal function, for up to 200 days. The most common AEs on treatment were upper respiratory tract infection (33.9%), urinary tract infection (33.9%), diarrhea (32.1%), leukopenia (25.0%), neutropenia (23.2%), and headache (21...
October 17, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
Catherine Forconi, Philippe Gatault, Elodie Miquelestorena-Standley, Johan Noble, Sally Al-Hajj, Romain Guillemain, Marc Stern, Thomas Hoffmann, Louis Prat, Caroline Suberbielle, Emeline Masson, Anne Cesbron-Gautier, Catherine Gaudy-Graffin, Alain Goudeau, Gilles Thibault, Fabrice Ivanes, Roseline Guibon, Ihab Kazma, Yvon Lebranchu, Matthias Büchler, Antoine Magnan, Jean-Michel Halimi, Christophe Baron
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) has a role in chronic rejection and graft loss in kidney transplant (KTx) and lung transplant (LTx) recipients. In addition, donor CMV seropositivity is an independent risk factor for renal graft loss. The anti-CMV response might modulate this risk. Expression of programmed cell death 1 (PD-1), a receptor involved in viral-specific T-cell exhaustion, is influenced by a single nucleotide polymorphism called PD-1.3 (wild-type allele G, variant allele A)...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Ahmer M Hameed, Henry C Pleass, Germaine Wong, Wayne J Hawthorne
BACKGROUND: The two main options for renal allograft preservation are static cold storage (CS) and machine perfusion (MP). There has been considerably increased interest in MP preservation of kidneys, however conflicting evidence regarding its efficacy and associated costs have impacted its scale of clinical uptake. Additionally, there is no clear consensus regarding oxygenation, and hypo- or normothermia, in conjunction with MP, and its mechanisms of action are also debated. The primary aims of this article were to elucidate the benefits of MP preservation with and without oxygenation, and/or under normothermic conditions, when compared with CS prior to deceased donor kidney transplantation...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
I Laranjinha, P Matias, C Jorge, R Birne, A Weigert, T Adragão, M Bruges, R A Cabrera, J Cassis, S Ramos, A Nogueira, J Godinho, H Messias, D Machado
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplant (KT) recipients have a higher incidence of malignancy than the general population. Smooth muscle tumors (SMT), including leiomyosarcoma, are rare in kidney transplant recipients, and most cases are associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. CASE REPORT: A 57-year-old man received a deceased donor kidney transplant at the age of 53 years, with 5 human leukocyte antigen (HLA) mismatches. Before the transplantation, the patient was IgG positive for EBV viral capsid antigen (VCA), negative for IgM EBV VCA, and also negative for IgG EBV nuclear antigen (EBNA), suggesting a prior EBV infection...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
S Marques, R Carmo, I Ferreira, M Bustorff, S Sampaio, M Pestana
BACKGROUND: In solid organ transplant patients, 8% of invasive fungal infections are attributed to Cryptococcus. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency, risk factors, clinical characteristics, and outcome of kidney transplant recipients (TR) infected with Cryptococcus. CASE SERIES: Between 2007 and 2014, a total of 500 kidney transplantations were performed at São João Hospital, in Porto, Portugal. Six infections by C. neoformans were reported, an incidence of 1...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
H Si Nga, H M Takase, A M Bravin, P D Garcia, M M Contti, C A Kojima, L G M de Andrade
BACKGROUND: With the increased demand for kidney transplants and the short supply of organs, it is necessary to have a better strategy to evaluate the available organs, especially from donors with acute kidney injury (AKI), because these organs are often rejected for transplantation. METHODS: We evaluated patients undergoing transplantation with kidneys from deceased donors with AKI. The cases were divided into AKI stages according to the Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) criteria...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Anne Tsampalieros, Greg A Knoll, Amber O Molnar, Nicholas Fergusson, Dean A Fergusson
BACKGROUND: A number of corticosteroid minimization and avoidance protocols for post-solid organ transplant have been developed. The study objective was to examine the effect of corticosteroid withdrawal/avoidance on growth and safety parameters in pediatric solid organ transplant recipients. METHODS: A systematic review using Medline and Embase was performed. All randomized controlled trials (RCT) and observational studies comparing corticosteroid withdrawal/avoidance to controls receiving corticosteroids in pediatric transplant recipients which reported growth as change in height or final height were included...
July 12, 2016: Transplantation
Hideki Ishida, Shiro Takahara, Noritoshi Amada, Shinji Tomikawa, Tatsuya Chikaraishi, Kota Takahashi, Kazuhiro Uchida, Takahiro Akiyama, Kazunari Tanabe, Hiroshi Toma
OBJECTIVES: Our objectives were to compare the clinical outcomes of mizoribine (12 mg/kg/d) and mycophenolate mofetil (2000 mg/d) in combination with tacrolimus, basiliximab, and corticosteroids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 83 recipients of living-donor renal transplant (performed between 2008 and 2013) in this study. This prospective multi-institutional randomized comparative study compared mizoribine (n = 41) and mycophenolate mofetil (n = 42) in combination with tacrolimus, basiliximab, and corticosteroids for living-donor renal transplant recipients...
October 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Junji Uchida, Tomoaki Iwai, Kazuya Kabei, Shunji Nishide, Takeshi Yamasaki, Nobuyuki Kuwabara, Toshihide Naganuma, Norihiko Kumada, Yoshiaki Takemoto, Tatsuya Nakatanti
INTRODUCTION: We summarized our experience with ABO-incompatible living kidney transplant recipients from spousal donors receiving rituximab. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between June 2006 and December 2014, 82 patients with end-stage renal disease underwent living donor kidney transplantation at Osaka City University Hospital, of which 23 cases were ABO-incompatible transplantation between spouses with rituximab induction. We analyzed these recipients, focusing on their immunosuppressive protocols, frequency of acute rejections, and patient/graft survivals...
October 13, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Hessel Peters-Sengers, Stefan P Berger, Martin B A Heemskerk, Doaa Al Arashi, Jaap J Homan van der Heide, Aline C Hemke, Ineke J M Ten Berge, Mirza M Idu, Michiel G H Betjes, Arjan D van Zuilen, Luuk B Hilbrands, Aiko P J de Vries, Azam S Nurmohamed, Maarten H Christiaans, L W Ernest van Heurn, Johan W de Fijter, Frederike J Bemelman
An increasing number of elderly patients (≥65 years) receive a donor kidney from elderly donors after brain death (DBD) or after circulatory death (DCD). These organs are allocated within the Eurotransplant Senior Program, but outcomes must be evaluated. From the Dutch Organ Transplantation Registry, we selected 3597 recipients (≥18 years) who received a first DBD or DCD kidney during 2002-2012, and categorized them as young or elderly recipients receiving a graft from either a young or elderly donor, stratified by donor type...
October 11, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
P García, M Huerfano, M Rodríguez, A Caicedo, F Berrío, C Gonzalez
BACKGROUND: Renal transplantation is the best treatment for end stage renal disease. Acute graft rejection is one of the main complications and may influence graft survival. OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and features of acute cellular rejection (ACR) episodes confirmed by biopsy. METHODS: We studied a cohort of 175 patients who underwent renal transplantation between 2004 and 2012 to determine the cumulative incidence of ACR confirmed by biopsy and to identify the associated risk factors using multivariate analysis...
2016: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
Omar Wever-Pinzon, Leah B Edwards, David O Taylor, Abdallah G Kfoury, Stavros G Drakos, Craig H Selzman, James C Fang, Lars H Lund, Josef Stehlik
BACKGROUND: Survival beyond 1 year after heart transplantation has remained without significant improvement for the last 2 decades. A more individualized approach to post-transplant care could result in a reduction of long-term mortality. Although recipient age has been associated with an increased incidence of certain post-transplant morbidities, its effect on cause-specific mortality has not been established. METHODS: We analyzed overall and cause-specific mortality of heart transplant recipients registered in the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Registry between 1995 and 2011...
August 20, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Caroline Venzon Thomas, Elisa Kern de Castro, Ivan Carlos Ferreira Antonello
BACKGROUND: The relationship between personality and health is frequently studied in scientific research. This study investigated the clinical/biochemical course of kidney transplant patients based on personality traits. METHODS: A longitudinal study assessed 114 kidney transplant patients (men = 68 and women = 46) with an average age of 47.72 years (SD = 11.4). Personality was evaluated using the Brazilian Factorial Personality Inventory (BFP/Big Five Model)...
August 10, 2016: Renal Failure
Bethany Coyne, Patricia J Hollen, Guofen Yan, Kenneth Brayman
BACKGROUND: Improvements in transplantation have increased the survival of children after kidney transplantation. These patients have complex needs, and the current medical system is not prepared to effectively transfer the care of these individuals from pediatric to adult health-care systems. Too often, transfer occurs during moments of crisis and is associated with poor outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to use a national database, the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, to test the hypothesis that the increased risk of graft loss after transfer of care (from pediatric to adult services) for young adult kidney transplant recipients over a 2- to 3-year posttransfer follow-up period was related to these posttransfer risk factors (medication noncompliance, acute rejection, insurance status)...
September 28, 2016: Progress in Transplantation
Helena Sá, Rita Leal, Manuel Santos Rosa
To deride the hope of progress is the ultimate fatuity, the last word in poverty of spirit and meanness of mind. There is no need to be dismayed by the fact that we cannot yet envisage a definitive solution of our problems, a resting-place beyond which we need not try to go. -P.B. Medawar, 1969* [Formula: see text] Thomas E. Starlz, also known as the Father of Clinical Transplantation, once said that organ transplantation was the supreme exception to the rule that most major advances in medicine spring from discoveries in basic science [Starzl T...
September 28, 2016: International Reviews of Immunology
Xiaoguang Xu, Haiyan Huang, Qiang Wang, Ming Cai, Yeyong Qian, Yong Han, Xinying Wang, Yu Gao, Ming Yuan, Liang Xu, Chen Yao, Li Xiao, Bingyi Shi
PURPOSE: IFN-γ is a protypical proinflammatory cytokine that plays a central role in inflammation and acute graft rejection. Accumulating evidence indicates that IFN-γ can exert previously unexpected immunoregulatory activities. However, little is known about the role of IFN-γ secreted by Th1-like regulatory T cells in human kidney transplantation. METHODS: To determine the function of IFN-γ in acute T cell-mediated renal allograft rejection (ACR), we examined serum cytokine expression profiles in ACR patients by human cytokine multiplex immunoassay and analyzed the cellular origins of IFN-γ in peripheral blood and renal allograft biopsies from ACR cases and controls by flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry, respectively...
September 19, 2016: Immunobiology
Mareen Matz, Christine Lorkowski, Katharina Fabritius, Pawel Durek, Kaiyin Wu, Birgit Rudolph, Hans-H Neumayer, Mir-Farzin Mashreghi, Klemens Budde
The potential diagnostic value of circulating free miRNAs in plasma compared to miRNA expression in blood cells for rejection processes after kidney transplantation is largely unknown, but offers the potential for better and timely diagnosis of acute rejection. Free microRNA expression of specific blood cell markers was measured in 160 plasma samples from kidney transplant patients under standard immunosuppressive therapy (steroids±mycophenolic acid±calcineurin inhibitor) with stable graft function, urinary tract infection, interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy, antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR), Borderline (Banff3), tubulo-interstitial (Banff4-I) and vascular rejection (Banff4-II/III) applying RT-PCR...
September 20, 2016: Transplant Immunology
Sourabh Chand, David Atkinson, Clare Collins, David Briggs, Simon Ball, Adnan Sharif, Kassiani Skordilis, Bindu Vydianath, Desley Neil, Richard Borrows
BACKGROUND: Causes of "true" late kidney allograft failure remain unclear as study selection bias and limited follow-up risk incomplete representation of the spectrum. METHODS: We evaluated all unselected graft failures from 2008-2014 (n = 171; 0-36 years post-transplantation) by contemporary classification of indication biopsies "proximate" to failure, DSA assessment, clinical and biochemical data. RESULTS: The spectrum of graft failure changed markedly depending on the timing of allograft failure...
2016: PloS One
Josep M Cruzado, Julio Pascual, Ana Sánchez-Fructuoso, Daniel Serón, Joan M Díaz, Manuel Rengel, Federico Oppenheimer, Domingo Hernández, Alexandra Paravisini, Núria Saval, José M Morales
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) regression after kidney transplantation may be influenced by immunosuppression. In a 24-month open-label, multicenter, phase-IV study, 71 kidney allograft recipients without previous acute rejection, showing eGFR >40 ml/min and proteinuria <500 mg/day and between 6 months and 3 years post-transplantation, were randomized to receive everolimus (EVR) + mycophenolic acid (MPA) or were maintained on tacrolimus (TAC) + MPA. The aim was to assess whether the conversion to EVR could reduce left ventricular mass index (LVMi) at month-24...
September 20, 2016: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
Faruk Ozkul, Halil Erbis, Vural Taner Yilmaz, Huseyin Kocak, Ibrahim Ali Osmanoglu, Ayhan Dinckan
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the effects of old age on renal transplantation (Tx) results and graft survival, and compared elderly patient population with the young patients. METHODS: A total of 1946 renal transplant were performed from 1537 living and 409 cadaveric donors between 2003 and 2014. The recipients were divided into two groups according to their age at the time of transplantation. The young age group consisted of 18-59-year-old, and the elderly group consisted of the ones ≥ 60 years...
July 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
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