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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080220/predictors-of-response-to-first-line-immunosuppressive-therapy-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
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Su-Hyun Kim, Jae-Won Hyun, AeRan Joung, Eun Young Park, Jungnam Joo, Ho Jin Kim
BACKGROUND: Azathioprine (AZA) and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) are the most commonly used first-line therapies for patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD). However, some patients experience a relapse following AZA or MMF treatment. OBJECTIVES: To identify factors that predict a response to AZA or MMF in NMOSD. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated medical records from 116 patients who were initially treated with AZA or MMF for at least 6 months...
January 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078065/clinical-features-of-neuromuscular-disorders-in-patients-with-n-type-voltage-gated-calcium-channel-antibodies
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Andreas Totzeck, Petra Mummel, Oliver Kastrup, Tim Hagenacker
Neuromuscular junction disorders affect the pre- or postsynaptic nerve to muscle transmission due to autoimmune antibodies. Members of the group like myasthenia gravis and Lambert-Eaton syndrome have pathophysiologically distinct characteristics. However, in practice, distinction may be difficult. We present a series of three patients with a myasthenic syndrome, dropped-head syndrome, bulbar and respiratory muscle weakness and positive testing for anti-N-type voltage-gated calcium channel antibodies. In two cases anti-acetylcholin receptor antibodies were elevated, anti-P/Q-type voltage-gated calcium channel antibodies were negative...
September 15, 2016: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076831/dosing-time-dependent-oxidative-effects-of-an-immunosuppressive-drug-mycophenolate-mofetil-on-rat-kidneys
#3
Ichrak Dridi, Wafa Ben-Cherif, Hassiba Chahdoura, Zohra Haouas, Mossadok Ben-Attia, Karim Aouam, Alain Reinberg, Naceur A Boughattas
This study investigates whether the toxicity in kidneys as well as oxidative stress varied according to the dosing time of an immunosuppressive agent "mycophenolate mofetil (MMF)" in Wistar Rat. 300mg/kg of MMF was injected by intraperitonal at four different circadian stages (1, 7, 13 and 19h after light onset, HALO). Rats were sacrificed after 3days, and the kidneys were removed for determination of oxidative stress and histological analysis. Biochemical variable (creatinine, urea) was performed. Statistical analysis showed that MMF administration at 7 HALO produced a renal toxicity assessed by the significant increase in both blood creatinine and urea and antioxidant activity assessed by malondialdehyde and protein carbonyl levels indicating an induction of lipid peroxidation in oxidative damage...
January 8, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076562/mycophenolate-mofetil-as-an-immunomodulator-in-refractory-noninfectious-uveitis
#4
Ever Ernesto Caso Rodriguez, Viviane Mayumi Sakata, Daniel Cesar Torres Melo Cavalcanti, Juliana Marques Zaghetto, Edilberto Olivalves, Carlos Eduardo Hirata, Joyce Hisae Yamamoto
Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerance of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) for the treatment of noninfectious uveitis using the methods advocated by the Standardization of Uveitis Nomenclature (SUN) Working Group and to compare this with other studies of immunosuppression in ocular inflammation. Methods: Retrospective case series. Patients with noninfectious uveitis, followed at a tertiary Uveitis Service in São Paulo, Brazil, from 2007 to 2014 and receiving oral MMF for a minimum of 6 months, were retrospectively reviewed...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067873/cotransplantation-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-haploidentical-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-patients-with-severe-aplastic-anemia-an-interim-summary-for-a-multicenter-phase-ii-trial-results
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Z Liu, Y Zhang, H Xiao, Z Yao, H Zhang, Q Liu, B Wu, D Nie, Y Li, Y Pang, Z Fan, L Li, Z Jiang, F Duan, H Li, P Zhang, Y Gao, L Ouyang, C Yue, M Xie, C Shi, Y Xiao, S Wang
Haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (haplo-HSCT) for severe aplastic anemia (SAA) is mainly limited by the high incidence of graft failure and GvHD. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been shown to support hematopoiesis in vivo and to display potent immunosuppressive effects to prevent or treat GvHD after HSCT. In a multicenter phase II trial, we developed an approach with co-transplantation of MSCs in patients undergoing haplo-HSCT. Forty-four patients with SAA were included. The conditioning regimen included busulfan, cyclophosphamide and thymoglobulin (ATG)...
January 9, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062909/paediatric-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-anca-associated-vasculitis-an-update-on-renal-management
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Lucy A Plumb, Louise Oni, Stephen D Marks, Kjell Tullus
The anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides (AAV) are a group of disorders characterized by necrotizing inflammation of the small to medium vessels in association with autoantibodies against the cytoplasmic region of the neutrophil. Included in this definition are granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA, formerly known as Wegener's granulomatosis), microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly known as Churg-Strauss syndrome). AAV are chronic, often relapsing diseases that can be organ or life threatening...
January 6, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052467/the-combination-of-cyclosporine-and-mycophenolate-mofetil-is-less-effective-than-cyclosporine-and-methotrexate-in-the-prevention-of-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-after-stem-cell-transplantation-from-unrelated-donors
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Ronit Yerushalmi, Noga Shem-Tov, Ivetta Danylesko, Roni Shouval, Arnon Nagler, Avichai Shimoni
Acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is the major treatment-related complication after stem-cell transplantation (SCT) from unrelated-donors. Several GVHD prophylaxis regimens have been explored, but no regimen has shown superiority. We analyzed transplantation outcomes in 472 consecutive unrelated-donor SCT recipients, using cyclosporine/methotrexate (MTX, n=314) or cyclosporine/mycophenolate-mofetil (MMF, n=158) for GVHD prophylaxis. Neutrophil engraftment was faster after MMF, day 11 and 14, respectively (P=0...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051798/%C3%A2-conversion-to-mycophenolate-mofetil-monotherapy-in-liver-recipients-calcineurin-inhibitor-levels-are-key
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Blanca Norero, Carolina A Serrano, Alberto Sanchez-Fueyo, Ignacio Duarte, Javiera Torres, Mauricio Ocquetau, Francisco Barrera, Marco Arrese, Alejandro Soza, Carlos Benítez
 The use of calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) after liver transplantation is associated with post-transplant nephrotoxicity. Conversion to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) monotherapy improves renal function, but is related to graft rejection in some recipients. Our aim was to identify variables associated with rejection after conversion to MMF monotherapy. Conversion was attempted in 40 liver transplant recipients. Clinical variables were determined and peripheral mononuclear blood cells were immunophenotyped during a 12-month follow-up...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042431/vulvovaginal-gingival-lichen-planus-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
A Lucchese, A Dolci, G Minervini, C Salerno, D DI Stasio, G Minervini, L Laino, F Silvestre, R Serpico
PURPOSE: Oral Lichen Planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory disease of skin and mucous membranes. Approximately 20% of women with oral lichen planus develops lesions in the genital mucosa. In 1982, Pelisse described a special form of lichen planus (LP), which consists of a triad of symptoms: vulval, vaginal and gingival (VVG)-LP lesions. Aim of the present report is to report two new cases and review the international literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two cases of VVG-LP are reported and a review of recent literature is performed...
April 2016: Oral & Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042125/lupus-myocarditis-initial-presentation-and-longterm-outcomes-in-a-multicentric-series-of-29-patients
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Guillemette Thomas, Fleur Cohen Aubart, Laurent Chiche, Julien Haroche, Miguel Hié, Baptiste Hervier, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Karine Mazodier, Mikael Ebbo, Philippe Cluzel, Nadège Cordel, David Ribes, Jean Chastre, Nicolas Schleinitz, Véronique Veit, Jean-Charles Piette, Jean-Robert Harlé, Alain Combes, Zahir Amoura
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac involvement during systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may include the pericardium, myocardium, valvular tissue, and coronary arteries. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical, biological, and radiological presentation of lupus myocarditis (LM) as well as the treatment response and longterm outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a multicentric retrospective study of LM from January 2000 to May 2014. RESULTS: Twenty-nine patients (3 men and 26 women) fulfilled the inclusion criteria (median age at the diagnosis of SLE: 30 yrs, range 16-57)...
January 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039079/post-transplant-cyclophosphamide-and-tacrolimus-mycophenolate-mofetil-combination-prevents-graft-versus-host-disease-in-allogeneic-peripheral-blood-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-from-hla-identical-donors
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Fabrizio Carnevale-Schianca, Daniela Caravelli, Susanna Gallo, Valentina Coha, Lorenzo D'Ambrosio, Elena Vassallo, Marco Fizzotti, Francesca Nesi, Luisa Gioeni, Massimo Berger, Alessandra Polo, Loretta Gammaitoni, Paolo Becco, Lidia Giraudo, Monica Mangioni, Dario Sangiolo, Giovanni Grignani, Delia Rota-Scalabrini, Antonino Sottile, Franca Fagioli, Massimo Aglietta
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) remains the only curative therapy for many hematologic malignancies but it is limited by high nonrelapse mortality (NRM), primarily from unpredictable control of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Recently, post-transplant cyclophosphamide demonstrated improved GVHD control in allogeneic bone marrow HCT. Here we explore cyclophosphamide in allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (alloPBSCT). Patients with high-risk hematologic malignancies received alloPBSCT from HLA-matched unrelated/related donors...
December 27, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034820/mycophenolate-mofetil-as-induction-and-long-term-maintaining-treatment-in-childhood-primary-angiitis-of-the-central-nervous-system
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Anna Rosati, Alessandra Cosi, Massimo Basile, Alice Brambilla, Renzo Guerrini, Rolando Cimaz, Gabriele Simonini
OBJECTIVE: To report our single centre experience in treating 4 children affected by childhood primary central nervous system vasculitis (cPACNS) using Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF). METHODS: From December 2011 to August 2015, 4 patients (3 males; age range: 9 months-13 years) affected by cPACNS were collected. Enrolled children received the following treatment protocol: acetylsalicylic acid and/or anticoagulant therapy with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) 100 U/k BID replaced by acenocoumarol; methyl-prednisolone (30mg/kg/day for 3-5 days) followed by prednisone (2mg/kg/day), tapered and discontinued over 7-8 months; MMF used for induction therapy and subsequent maintenance phase (750-1000mg/m(2) BID, half-dose for the first 10-15 days followed by full-dose)...
December 26, 2016: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018840/hand-impairment-in-systemic-sclerosis-various-manifestations-and-currently-available-treatment
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Amber Young, Rajaie Namas, Carole Dodge, Dinesh Khanna
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease initially recognized by hand involvement due to characteristic Raynaud's phenomenon (RP), puffy hands, skin thickening, and contractures resembling claw deformities. SSc contributes to hand impairment through inflammatory arthritis, joint contractures, tendon friction rubs (TFRs), RP, digital ulcers (DU), puffy hands, skin sclerosis, acro-osteolysis, and calcinosis. These manifestations, which often co-exist, can contribute to difficulty with occupational activities and activities of daily living (ADL), which can result in impaired quality of life...
September 2016: Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013483/spousal-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Kazuhiro Ikegame, Katsuji Kaida, Satoshi Yoshihara, Kyoko Yoshihara, Shinichi Ishii, Takayuki Inoue, Masaya Okada, Hiroya Tamaki, Toshihiro Soma, Yasushi Kusunoki, Hiroto Kojima, Hiroh Saji, Hiroyasu Ogawa
We report a pilot series of five patients who received stem cell transplantation (SCT) from a spouse for post-transplant relapse or rejection. The inclusion criterion regarding HLA disparities was three or fewer antigen mismatches in the graft-versus-host direction at the HLA-A, B, and DR loci. Four patients received spousal SCT as a third transplant attempt after post-transplant relapse and one as rescue for graft rejection. The reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) regimen consisted of fludarabine, melphalan, and anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) with 3 Gy of total body irradiation (TBI) for relapse cases and ATG plus 4 Gy of TBI for the rejection case...
December 24, 2016: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013015/alternative-donor-transplantation-with-high-dose-post-transplantation-cyclophosphamide-for-refractory-severe-aplastic-anemia
#15
Amy E DeZern, Marianna Zahurak, Heather Symons, Kenneth Cooke, Richard J Jones, Robert A Brodsky
Severe aplastic anemia (SAA) is a life-threatening hematopoietic stem cell disorder that is treated with bone marrow transplantation (BMT) or immunosuppressive therapy (IST). The management of patients with refractory SAA after IST is a major challenge. Alternative donor BMT is best chance for cure in refractory SAA, but morbidity and mortality from graft failure and complications of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) have limited enthusiasm for this approach. Here, we employed post-transplantation high-dose cyclophosphamide in an effort to safely expand the donor pool in 16 consecutive patients with refractory SAA who did not have a matched sibling donor...
December 21, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012804/improved-cough-and-cough-specific-quality-of-life-in-patients-treated-for-scleroderma-related-interstitial-lung-disease-ssc-ild-results-of-scleroderma-lung-study-ii
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Donald P Tashkin, Elizabeth R Volkmann, Chi-Hong Tseng, Michael D Roth, Dinesh Khanna, Daniel E Furst, Philip J Clements, Arthur Theodore, Suzanne Kafaja, Grace Hyun Kim, Jonathan Goldin, Edgar Ariolla, Robert M Elashoff
BACKGROUND: Cough is a common symptom of scleroderma-related interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD), but its relationship to other characteristics of SSc-ILD, impact on cough-specific QoL and response to therapy for SSc-ILD have not been well studied. METHODS: We investigated frequent cough (FC) in SSc-ILD patients (N=142) enrolled in Scleroderma Lung Study II, a randomized controlled trial comparing mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and oral cyclophosphamide (CYC) as treatments for ILD...
December 22, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011882/mycophenolate-mofetil-prevents-cerebrovascular-injury-in-stroke-prone-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#17
Isha Dhande, Yaming Zhu, Michael C Braun, M John Hicks, Scott E Wenderfer, Peter A Doris
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR-A3) develop strokes and progressive kidney disease as a result of naturally occurring genetic variations. We recently identified genetic variants in immune signaling pathways that contribute to end-organ injury. The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that a dysregulated immune response promotes stroke susceptibility. METHODS: 20-week old male SHR-A3 rats were salt loaded and treated with the immunosuppressant mycophenolate mofetil (MMF, 25 mg/kg/day, p...
December 23, 2016: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011145/a-functional-genomic-meta-analysis-of-clinical-trials-in-systemic-sclerosis-towards-precision-medicine-and-combination-therapy
#18
Jaclyn N Taroni, Viktor Martyanov, J Matthew Mahoney, Michael L Whitfield
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an orphan, systemic autoimmune disease with no FDA-approved treatments. Its heterogeneity and rarity often result in underpowered clinical trials making the analysis and interpretation of associated molecular data challenging. We performed a meta-analysis of gene expression data from skin biopsies of SSc patients treated with five therapies: mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), rituximab, abatacept, nilotinib, and fresolimumab. A common clinical improvement criterion of -20% OR -5 modified Rodnan Skin Score was applied to each study...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004405/expert-clinical-management-of-autoimmune-hepatitis-in-the-real-world
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R Liberal, Y S de Boer, R J Andrade, G Bouma, G N Dalekos, A Floreani, D Gleeson, G M Hirschfield, P Invernizzi, M Lenzi, A W Lohse, G Macedo, P Milkiewicz, B Terziroli, B van Hoek, J M Vierling, M A Heneghan
BACKGROUND: High-quality data on the management of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) are scarce. Despite published guidelines, management of AIH is still expert based rather than evidence based. AIM: To survey expert hepatologists, asking each to describe their practices in the management of patients with AIH. METHODS: A survey questionnaire was distributed to members of the International AIH Group. The questionnaire consisted of four clinical scenarios on different presentations of AIH...
December 22, 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000010/two-cases-demonstrating-thalidomide-s-efficacy-in-refractory-lupus-nephritis
#20
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Rita Raturi, Avani A Patel, John D Carter
Renal involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is common and has been associated with an increased risk of mortality [1]. Early diagnosis is imperative to control proteinuria and prevent the progression to end-stage renal disease. Standard induction therapies include cyclophosphamide (CYC) and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF); however, it has been estimated that approximately 30% of patients are refractory to these standard treatments after 1 year [2]. We present two cases of patients diagnosed with lupus nephritis (LN) who demonstrated persistent proteinuria while on standard treatments that markedly improved after addition of thalidomide (THD)...
December 20, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
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