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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540602/late-conversion-from-tacrolimus-to-a-belatacept-based-immuno-suppression-regime-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-improves-renal-function-acid-base-derangement-and-mineral-bone-metabolism
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Kevin Schulte, Clara Vollmer, Vera Klasen, Jan Hinrich Bräsen, Jodok Püchel, Christoph Borzikowsky, Ulrich Kunzendorf, Thorsten Feldkamp
BACKGROUND: Calcineurin inhibitor (CNI)-induced nephrotoxicity and chronic graft dysfunction with deteriorating glomerular filtration rate (GFR) are common problems of kidney transplant recipients. The aim of this study was to analyze the role of belatacept as a rescue therapy in these patients. METHODS: In this retrospective, observational study we investigated 20 patients (10 females, 10 males) who were switched from a CNI (tacrolimus) to a belatacept-based immunosuppression because of CNI intolerance or marginal transplant function...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536887/ficolin-2-gene-rs7851696-polymorphism-is-associated-with-delayed-graft-function-and-acute-rejection-in-kidney-allograft-recipients
#2
Ewa Dabrowska-Zamojcin, Michal Czerewaty, Damian Malinowski, Maciej Tarnowski, Sylwia Słuczanowska-Głabowska, Leszek Domanski, Krzysztof Safranow, Andrzej Pawlik
Ficolin-2 is an activator of the complement system that acts via the lectin pathway. Complement activation plays a substantial role in the renal injury inherent to kidney transplantation. In this study, we examined the associations between ficolin-2 gene polymorphisms in exon 8 and kidney allograft function. This study comprised 270 Caucasian deceased-donor renal transplant recipients. The following parameters were recorded in each case: delayed graft function (DGF), acute rejection (AR), and chronic allograft dysfunction...
May 23, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489277/pancreas-after-islet-pai-transplantation-in-non-uremic-type-1-diabetes-a-strategy-for-restoring-durable-insulin-independence
#3
S A Wisel, J M Gardner, G R Roll, J Harbell, C E Freise, S Feng, S M Kang, R Hirose, D B Kaufman, A Posselt, P G Stock
Islet transplantation offers a minimally-invasive approach for beta cell replacement in diabetic patients with hypoglycemic unawareness. Attempts at insulin independence may require multiple islet re-infusions from distinct donors, thus increasing the risk for allogeneic sensitization. Currently, solid organ pancreas transplant is the only remaining surgical option following failed islet transplantation in the US. However, the immunologic impact of repeated exposure to donor antigens on subsequent pancreas transplantation is unclear...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465534/low-proportion-of-follicular-regulatory-t-cell-in-renal-transplant-patients-with-chronic-antibody-mediated-rejection
#4
Wen Chen, Jian Bai, Haiyan Huang, Lili Bi, Xiangrui Kong, Yu Gao, Yong Han, Li Xiao, Bingyi Shi
Follicular regulatory T (Tfr) cell can effectively regulate humoral immunity, but its function and mechanism in antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) after organ transplantation remains unclear. Here we detected follicular helper T (Tfh) cell subsets in 88 renal transplant patients with chronic renal allograft dysfunction (40 with AMR and 48 without AMR). The ratio of Tfr cells in renal graft tissues and peripheral blood of AMR patients significantly decreased, while the ratio of IL-21-producing Tfh cells (Tfh2 and Tfh17) significantly increased, compared to non-AMR patients...
May 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457402/early-vascular-thrombosis-after-kidney-transplantation-can-we-predict-patients-at-risk
#5
R A P de Freitas, M L de Lima, M Mazzali
BACKGROUND: Renal transplant is the therapy of choice for patients with chronic renal disease. In recent years, improvement in immunosuppressive drugs reduced early graft loss associated with acute rejection. However, vascular thrombosis, accounting for 5% of early graft loss, can sensitize the recipient for human leukocyte antibodies, reducing the chance for a second transplant. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for vascular thrombosis in a single transplant center, to design specific prevention protocol...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438129/severe-type-1-upgrading-leprosy-reaction-in-a-renal-transplant-recipient-a-paradoxical-manifestation-associated-with-deficiency-of-antigen-specific-regulatory-t-cells
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Ana Paula Vieira, Maria Angela Bianconcini Trindade, Flávio Jota de Paula, Neusa Yurico Sakai-Valente, Alberto José da Silva Duarte, Francine Brambate Carvalhinho Lemos, Gil Benard
BACKGROUND: Due to its chronic subclinical course and large spectrum of manifestations, leprosy often represents a diagnostic challenge. Even with proper anti-mycobacteria treatment, leprosy follow up remains challenging: almost half of leprosy patients may develop reaction episodes. Leprosy is an infrequent complication of solid organ transplant recipients. This case report illustrates the challenges in diagnosing and managing leprosy and its reactional states in a transplant recipient...
April 24, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430784/non-invasive-quantification-of-collagen-turnover-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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Elisabeth G D Stribos, Signe Holm Nielsen, Susanne Brix, Morten Asser Karsdal, Marc A Seelen, Harry van Goor, Stephan J L Bakker, Peter Olinga, Henricus A M Mutsaers, Federica Genovese
Kidney allograft failure due to chronic injury/rejection remains the main cause of graft loss in renal transplant recipients (RTR). Here, we investigated whether specific biomarkers of extracellular matrix (ECM) turnover are associated with allograft function and chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage in RTR. Seventy-eight patients who attended the University Medical Center Groningen for a routine check-up after kidney transplantation were enrolled in the study. Plasma and/or 24h-urine samples were collected and specific matrix-metalloproteinase-generated neo-epitope fragments of collagens were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418009/effect-of-umod-genotype-on-long-term-graft-survival-after-kidney-transplantation-in-patients-treated-with-cyclosporine-based-therapy
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E Abdel-Hady Algharably, J Beige, R Kreutz, J Bolbrinker
The genetic rs12917707-G>T variant in uromodulin (UMOD) has been associated with renal function, chronic kidney disease and hypertension with the minor T-allele showing a protective effect. Hypertension and nephrotoxicity are adverse effects of chronic cyclosporine treatment. We tested whether UMOD rs12917707-T in donor kidneys associates with long-term graft survival in 393 Caucasian patients with stable graft function for more than 10 weeks after kidney transplantation treated with a cyclosporine-based maintenance therapy (mean graft survival 9 years)...
April 18, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362060/maintenance-immunosuppression-for-adults-undergoing-liver-transplantation-a-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Manuel Rodríguez-Perálvarez, Marta Guerrero-Misas, Douglas Thorburn, Brian R Davidson, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: As part of liver transplantation, immunosuppression (suppressing the host immunity) is given to prevent graft rejections resulting from the immune response of the body against transplanted organ or tissues from a different person whose tissue antigens are not compatible with those of the recipient. The optimal maintenance immunosuppressive regimen after liver transplantation remains uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To assess the comparative benefits and harms of different maintenance immunosuppressive regimens in adults undergoing liver transplantation through a network meta-analysis and to generate rankings of the different immunosuppressive regimens according to their safety and efficacy...
March 31, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356665/renal-allograft-eosinophilia-an-unusual-presentation-of-sudden-graft-dysfunction
#10
A Yuvaraj, S Ghosh, G Abraham, P Koshy
We present a case of sudden allograft dysfunction 11 months after renal transplantation which presented as severe peripheral and allograft eosinophilia and was managed as a case of an acute cellular rejection with significant interstitial graft eosinophilic infiltration. Patient had partial response to antirejection therapy and eventually ended up in a chronic allograft dysfunction.
March 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346435/aav9-mediated-engineering-of-autotransplanted-kidney-of-non-human-primates
#11
S Tomasoni, P Trionfini, N Azzollini, L Zentilin, M Giacca, S Aiello, L Longaretti, E Cozzi, N Baldan, G Remuzzi, A Benigni
Ex vivo gene transfer to the graft before transplantation is an attractive option for circumventing systemic side effects of chronic antirejection therapy. Gene delivery of the immunomodulatory protein cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4-immunoglobulin (CTLA4-Ig) prevented chronic kidney rejection in a rat model of allotransplantation without the need for systemic immunosuppression. Here we generated adeno-associated virus type 2 (AAV2) and AAV9 vectors encoding for LEA29Y, an optimized version of CTLA4-Ig...
May 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342287/longitudinal-evaluation-of-perfusion-changes-in-acute-and-chronic-renal-allograft-rejection-using-arterial-spin-labeling-in-translational-mouse-models
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Katja Hueper, Martina Schmidbauer, Anja Thorenz, Jan H Bräsen, Marcel Gutberlet, Michael Mengel, Dagmar Hartung, Rongjun Chen, Martin Meier, Hermann Haller, Frank Wacker, Song Rong, Faikah Gueler
PURPOSE: To examine the longitudinal changes of renal perfusion due to acute and chronic renal allograft rejection by using arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI in translational mouse models of isogenic and allogenic kidney transplantation (ktx). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Acute rejection was induced by allogenic ktx of C57BL/6 (B6)-kidney grafts to BALB/c-recipients with prolonged cold ischemia (CIT) of 60 minutes (n = 13). To induce chronic rejection BALB/c-kidneys were transplanted into B6-recipients with short CIT of 30 minutes (n = 22)...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340815/expression-profile-of-microrna-biogenesis-components-in-renal-transplant-patients
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E Celen, M G Ertosun, H Kocak, A Dinckan, B Yoldas
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) and the miRNA biogenesis components are potential biomarkers of some prevalent diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. In light of this information, we aimed to investigate the expression profiles of miRNA biogenesis components in renal transplant patients before and after transplantation and how these profiles are related to immunosuppressive treatment and clinical outcomes of these patients. METHODS: In this study, gene and protein expression profiles of Dicer, Drosha, Pasha (DGCR8), Exportin5 (XPO5), and Argonaute2 (AGO2) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of renal transplant patients were evaluated by means of real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction and Western blot methods before and 3 months after transplantation...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321326/first-canadian-case-report-of-kidney-transplantation-from-an-hiv-positive-donor-to-an-hiv-positive-recipient
#14
Georges Ambaraghassi, Héloïse Cardinal, Daniel Corsilli, Claude Fortin, Marie-Chantal Fortin, Valérie Martel-Laferrière, Jacques Malaise, Michel R Pâquet, Danielle Rouleau
RATIONALE: Kidney transplantation has become standard of care for carefully selected patients living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) era. American and European prospective cohort studies have reported similar patient and graft survival compared with HIV-negative kidney transplant recipients. Despite an increased rate of acute rejection, partially due to drug interactions, HIV immunovirologic parameter generally remains under control during immunosuppression...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262440/telomere-length-in-patients-with-pulmonary-fibrosis-associated-with-chronic-lung-allograft-dysfunction-and-post-lung-transplantation-survival
#15
Chad A Newton, Julia Kozlitina, Jefferson R Lines, Vaidehi Kaza, Fernando Torres, Christine Kim Garcia
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have shown that patients with pulmonary fibrosis with mutations in the telomerase genes have a high rate of certain complications after lung transplantation. However, few studies have investigated clinical outcomes based on leukocyte telomere length. METHODS: We conducted an observational cohort study of all patients with pulmonary fibrosis who underwent lung transplantation at a single center between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2014...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260483/evaluation-of-indication-biopsies-%C3%A2-5-years-after-kidney-transplant-a-single-center-experience
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Erhan Tatar, Cenk Simsek, Funda Tasli, Veli Kursat Cayhan, Murat Karatas, Adam Uslu
OBJECTIVES: Rejection is a common cause of late graft dysfunction seen on biopsy studies. The aim of this study was to evaluate indication biopsy findings ? 5 years after kidney transplant and to assess the effectiveness of applied treatments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2013 and December 2015, 30 patients who underwent renal transplant indication biopsies and were followed up for ≥ 6 months were evaluated retrospectively. A >30% increase in serum creatinine and/or development of > 1 g/day proteinuria was considered an acceptable indication for biopsy...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260475/nonmelanoma-skin-cancers-after-kidney-transplant-our-15-years-of-experience-with-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-inhibitors
#17
Gokalp Okut, Alper Alp, Erhan Tatar, Cenk Simsek, Cem Tugmen, Adam Uslu
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer after kidney transplant and the effects of immunosuppression reduction and switching to a mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor drugs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Kidney transplant recipients were evaluated retrospectively from patient medical records (between January 2000 and December 2014). A 30% increase in serum creatinine was accepted as indicating renal failure progression. RESULTS: Of 18 patients included (mean follow-up 98 ± 66 mo), 7 (38...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260445/renal-impairment-and-complication-after-kidney-transplant-at-queen-rania-abdulla-children-s-hospital
#18
Reham Issa Almardini, Ghazi Mohamad Salita, Mahdi Qasem Farah, Issa Ahmad Katatbeh, Katibh Al-Rabadi
OBJECTIVES: Kidney transplant is the treatment of choice for end-stage renal disease, but it is not without complications. We review the medical cause of significant renal impairment and complications that developed after kidney transplant in pediatric patients who required hospital admission and intervention and/or who were followed between 2007 and 2016. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective noninterventional chart review study was conducted in pediatric patients who received a kidney transplant and/or followed at the nephrology clinic at Queen Rania Abdulla Children's Hospital between 2007 and 2016...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239909/ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-is-effective-and-well-tolerated-in-postkidney-transplant-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus
#19
Amilcar L Morales, Luz Liriano-Ward, Amber Tierney, Michelle Sang, Alexander Lalos, Mohamed Hassan, Vinay Nair, Thomas Schiano, Rohit Satoskar, Coleman Smith
Patients with end-stage renal diseases on hemodialysis have a high prevalence of hepatitis C infection (HCV). In most patients, treatment for HCV is delayed until postrenal transplant. We assessed the effectiveness and tolerance of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF) in 32 postkidney transplant patients infected with HCV. The group was composed predominantly of treatment-naïve (75%) African American (68.75%) males (75%) infected with genotype 1a (62.5%). Most patients received a deceased donor kidney graft (78...
February 26, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221173/new-developments-in-transplant-proteomics
#20
Julie Ho, Patricia Hirt-Minkowski, John A Wilkins
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite modern immunosuppression, renal allograft rejection remains a major contributor to graft loss. Novel biomarkers may help improve posttransplant outcomes through the early detection and treatment of rejection. Our objective is to provide an overview of proteomics, review recent discovery-based rejection studies, and explore innovative approaches in biomarker development. RECENT FINDINGS: Urine MMP7 was identified as a biomarker of subclinical and clinical rejection using two-dimensional liquid chromatography tandem-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and improved the overall diagnostic discrimination of urine CXCL10 : Cr alone for renal allograft inflammation...
May 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
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