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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748879/early-clinical-manifestations-and-laboratory-findings-before-and-after-treatment-of-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-kidney-transplant-patients
#1
Wasim Ahmed Siddiqui, Issa Al Salmi, Amitabh Jha, Abbas Pakkyara, Mohammad Yasir, Faissal A M Shaheen
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is one of the most frequently encountered opportunistic viral pathogens in kidney transplant recipients. In this study, we retrospectively reviewed all living related and unrelated kidney transplant recipients on regular follow-up from January 2006 to June 2015, who were suspected to have CMV clinically and confirmed by DNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR). CMV PCR was detected in 102 kidney transplant recipients. The median time of detection after kidney transplant was 21 months, ranging from 15 days to 84 months...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714558/everolimus-and-reduced-calcineurin-inhibitor-therapy-in-pediatric-liver-transplant-recipients-results-from-a-multicenter-prospective-study
#2
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...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676335/thymoglobuline-plus-basiliximab-a-mixed-cocktail-to-start
#3
EDITORIAL
Gionata Spagnoletti, Maria Paola Salerno, Rosaria Calia, Jacopo Romagnoli, Franco Citterio
Recent results reported by Ciancio et al. have demonstrated the long term successful use of dual induction therapy in kidney transplant recipients. Our experience using an "induction cocktail", thymoglobuline plus basiliximab, started in 2007 and we have treated 235 patients through the past 10years. In our population, we used a combination of CNIs and MMF or mTORi as maintenance therapy. Our results in term of patient and graft survival, acute rejection rate, renal function and incidence of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder support the data reported by Ciancio...
July 1, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669130/review-of-the-clinical-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-alemtuzumab-and-its-use-in-kidney-transplantation
#4
REVIEW
Marieke van der Zwan, Carla C Baan, Teun van Gelder, Dennis A Hesselink
Alemtuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody against CD52 and causes depletion of T and B lymphocytes, monocytes, and NK cells. Alemtuzumab is registered for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and is also used in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Alemtuzumab is used off-label in kidney transplantation as induction and anti-rejection therapy. The objective of this review is to present a review of the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and use of alemtuzumab in kidney transplantation. A systematic literature search was conducted using Ovid Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of controlled trials...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640063/pharmacodynamic-monitoring-of-tacrolimus-based-immunosuppression-in-cd14-monocytes-after-kidney-transplantation
#5
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/28635356/simultaneous-abo-incompatible-living-donor-liver-transplantation-and-splenectomy-without-plasma-exchange-in-china-two-case-reports
#6
Guoyong Chen, Janjun Sun, Sidong Wei, Yongfeng Chen, Gaofeng Tang, Zhantao Xie, Huaen Xu, Janbin Chen, Huibo Zhao, Zhenhua Yuan, Weiwei Wang, Guangbo Liu, Bing Wang, Biao Niu
ABO-incompatible (ABO-i) living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is performed if an ABO-compatible graft cannot be obtained. However, a perfect desensitization protocol has not been established worldwide, especially for simultaneous ABO-i LDLT and splenectomy. We herein report two cases of ABO-i LDLT. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of ABO-i LDLT in an adult patient in China. Splenectomy and T-cell-targeted immunosuppression (basiliximab) was used to overcome the blood group barrier in these recipients...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613442/the-effect-of-different-immunoprophylaxis-regimens-on-post-transplant-cytomegalovirus-cmv-infection-in-cmv-seropositive-liver-transplant-recipients
#7
Chian Yong Low, Seyed Mohammadmehdi Hosseini-Moghaddam, Coleman Rotstein, Eberhard L Renner, Shahid Husain
BACKGROUND: The effects of different immunoprophylaxis regimens on cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in liver transplant recipients (LTRs) have not been compared. METHODS: In a cohort, we studied 343 CMV-seropositive recipient (R+) and 83 seronegative donor/recipient (D-/R-) consecutive LTRs from 2004 to 2007. Immunoprophylaxis regimens included steroid-only, steroids plus rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin (rATG), and steroids plus basiliximab. Logistic regression analysis, Cox proportional hazards regression model, and log-rank test were performed for multivariate analysis as appropriate...
June 14, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583569/beneficial-effects-of-high-dose-mizoribine-on-abo-incompatible-living-related-kidney-transplantation-two-year-results-by-a-japanese-multicenter-study
#8
S Harada, T Nakamura, H Ushigome, N Akutsu, K Akioka, T Nakatani, N Yoshimura
BACKGROUND: Mizoribine (MZ) has been developed as an immunosuppressive agent in Japan, but it has a less-potent immunosuppressive effect up to 3 mg/kg/d. In the previous study, a Japanese multicenter study, we reported that high-dose MZ, at 6 mg/kg/d, with a calcineurin inhibitor was effective and safe in reducing the frequency of cytomegalovirus (CMV)-related events in ABO-incompatible (ABO-i) living-related kidney transplantation (LKT). In the present study, therefore, we investigated the effects of high-dose MZ with a CNI in ABO-i LKT recipients in a Japanese multicenter study...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583553/living-donor-kidney-transplantation-after-brachytherapy-for-prostate-cancer-case-report
#9
S Harada, H Ushigome, K Masuda, T Matsuyama, T Nakamura, K Koshino, T Iida, S Nobori, N Yoshimura
INTRODUCTION: There is no obvious criterion about kidney transplantation for patients with pretransplant malignancy. Minimum tumor-free waiting periods differ according to type of cancer, staging, site of occurrence, response to therapy, and risk of cancer recurrence. We report a case of living donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) in a patient after brachytherapy for prostate cancer. CASE REPORT: The patient was a 65-year-old man with chronic kidney disease due to chronic glomerular nephritis...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581464/idarubicin-intensified-haploidentical-hsct-with-gvhd-prophylaxis-of-atg-and-basiliximab-provides-comparable-results-to-sibling-donors-in-high-risk-acute-leukemia
#10
R Zhang, W Shi, H-F Wang, Y You, Z-D Zhong, W-M Li, C Zhang, X Lu, Y-D Wang, P Zheng, J Fang, M Hong, Q-L Wu, L-H Xia
We designed a novel haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (haplo-HSCT) system using idarubicin (IDA) intensified conditioning regimens and combination of antithymocyte globulin and basiliximab for GvHD prophylaxis. The outcomes of 110 high-risk acute leukemia patients undergoing haplo-HSCT were compared with 69 contemporaneous high-risk patients receiving HLA-matched sibling transplantation using uniform IDA-intensified regimens. The relapse incidence of haplo-HSCT was 23.4%, and 3-year overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) achieved 62...
June 5, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556519/lessons-learned-early-termination-of-a-randomized-trial-of-calcineurin-inhibitor-and-corticosteroid-avoidance-using-belatacept
#11
K A Newell, A K Mehta, C P Larsen, P G Stock, A B Farris, S G Mehta, D Ikle, B Armstrong, Y Morrison, N Bridges, M Robien, R B Mannon
The intent of this National Institutes of Health-sponsored study was to compare a belatacept-based immunosuppressive regimen with a maintenance regimen of tacrolimus and mycophenolate. Nineteen primary, Epstein-Barr virus-immune renal transplant recipients with a negative cross-match were randomized to one of three groups. All patient groups received perioperative steroids and maintenance mycophenolate mofetil. Patients in groups 1 and 2 were induced with alemtuzumab and maintained on tacrolimus or belatacept, respectively...
May 28, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556488/induction-therapy-with-rabbit-antithymocyte-globulin-versus-basiliximab-after-kidney-transplantation-a-health-economic-analysis-from-a-german-perspective
#12
Liana Cremaschi, Regina von Versen, Thomas Benzing, Michael Wiesener, Nikolai Zink, Gary Milkovich, Thomas Paivanas, Meghan Gallagher, Friedrich Thaiss
A health economic analysis was undertaken based on the one-year database from a randomized study of rabbit anti-human thymocyte immunoglobulin (rATG) versus basiliximab, in kidney transplantation using resource utilization data and cost estimates from three German hospitals. A three-state Markov model was applied to estimate cost effectiveness to 10 years post-transplant. Total mean treatment cost per patient to year 1 post-transplant was €62,075 versus €59,767 for rATG versus basiliximab (p<0.01). rATG therapy was associated with similar treatment costs to basiliximab by year 2, and a predicted cumulative treatment cost saving of €4,259 under rATG versus basiliximab by year 10 post-transplant...
May 27, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511172/donor-specific-anti-human-leukocyte-antigens-antibodies-acute-rejection-renal-function-and-histology-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-receiving-tacrolimus-and-everolimus
#13
Alexandra Ferreira, Claudia Felipe, Marina Cristelli, Laila Viana, Geovana Basso, Suelen Stopa, Juliana Mansur, Mayara Ivani, Adrieli Bessa, Priscila Ruppel, Wilson Aguiar, Erika Campos, Maria Gerbase-DeLima, Henrique Proença, Helio Tedesco-Silva, José Medina-Pestana
BACKGROUND: This analysis compared efficacy, renal function, and histology in kidney transplant recipients receiving tacrolimus (TAC) combined with everolimus (EVR) or mycophenolate (MPS). METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis from a randomized trial in kidney transplant recipients who received a single 3 mg/kg dose of rabbit antithymocyte globulin (r-ATG), TAC, EVR, and prednisone (PRED; r-ATG/EVR, n = 85), basiliximab (BAS), TAC, EVR, and PRED (BAS/EVR, n = 102) or BAS, TAC, MPS, and PRED (BAS/MPS, n = 101)...
2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503977/emerging-treatments-for-ulcerative-colitis-a-systematic-review
#14
Damianos G Kokkinidis, Eftychia E Bosdelekidou, Sotiria Maria Iliopoulou, Alexandros G Tassos, Pavlos T Texakalidis, Konstantinos P Economopoulos, Antonis A Kousoulis
OBJECTIVES: Various investigational medicinal products have been developed for ulcerative colitis (UC). Our aim was to systematically evaluate novel pharmacological therapeutic agents for the treatment of UC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) recommendations were followed. A search of the medical literature was conducted in the MEDLINE database for original research papers published between 01 January 2010 and 31 October 2014...
September 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498905/basiliximab-for-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-after-lung-transplantation
#15
Hiroya Yamagishi, Toyofumi F Chen-Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Date
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is a neurological complication associated with calcineurin inhibitors. There is no consensus regarding the continuation of calcineurin inhibitors in the event of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome. We report 3 cases of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome among 155 lung transplant recipients (1.9%). The calcineurin inhibitor trough level exceeded the therapeutic range in only 1 case. Our findings demonstrate that temporary cessation of calcineurin inhibitors and administration of basiliximab may be effective strategies for managing posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome...
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457410/immunomodulation-acute-renal-failure-and-complications-of-basiliximab-use-after-liver-transplantation-analysis-of-114-patients-and-literature-review
#16
E C de Ataide, S R Perales, J B Bortoto, M A O Peres, F C Filho, R S B Stucchi, E Udo, I F S F Boin
Basiliximab is considered to be effective in preventing cellular rejection (CR) in solid organ transplantation and is commonly used for renal transplants. The aim of this study was describe the population of patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (LT) receiving basiliximab in the period 2012-2016 in the liver transplant service at the State University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. We analyzed 114 patients who underwent LT and received basiliximab; 83 (72.8%) were male and 31 (27.2%) female, with an overall mean age of 54...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457383/kidney-transplantation-in-alstr%C3%A3-m-syndrome-case-report
#17
L Poli, G Arroyo, M Garofalo, E Choppin de Janvry, G Intini, A Saracino, R Pretagostini, F Della Pietra, P B Berloco
The Alström syndrome is a rare genetic disorder, inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. It has recently been classified as a ciliopathic disorder. Alström syndrome is a multiorgan pathology characterized by cone-rod dystrophy, hearing loss, childhood truncal obesity, insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, short stature in adulthood, hypothyroidism, hypogonadism, dilated or restrictive cardiomyopathy, and progressive pulmonary, hepatic, and renal dysfunction. End-stage renal disease can occur as early as the late teens and is the leading cause of death...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452165/cutaneous-toxicities-from-transplant-related-medications
#18
M Ilyas, O R Colegio, B Kaplan, A Sharma
Despite the abundance of information on cutaneous malignancies associated with solid organ transplantation in the transplant literature, there is limited information regarding non-malignant skin changes after transplantation. There are numerous skin toxicities secondary to immunosuppressive and other transplant-related medications that can vary in presentation, severity, and prognosis. In order to limit associated morbidity and mortality, SOTR care providers should effectively identify and manage cutaneous manifestations secondary to drug toxicity...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444889/invasive-fungal-infections-in-paediatric-patients-treated-with-macromolecular-immunomodulators-other-than-tumour-necrosis-alpha-inhibitors
#19
REVIEW
Ioannis Kyriakidis, Athanasios Tragiannidis, Ilse Zündorf, Andreas H Groll
An expanding list of immunomodulatory or immunosuppressive monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and biologic therapeutics is currently entering clinical practice, particularly in the areas of oncology, transplantation and autoimmune disorders. These agents are directed against molecules or cells involved in inflammation and immunity and may therefore be associated with serious and opportunistic infections. The purpose of this review was to critically analyse the literature on invasive fungal infections (IFIs) occurring in association with mAbs and fusion proteins other than tumour necrosis alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors, including therapeutics modulating T-cell-mediated pathologies (muromonab, abatacept, belatacept, ipilimumab, basiliximab, daclizumab), inducing lymphopenia (alemtuzumab), depleting CD20+ B cells (rituximab) and interfering with various targets (anakinra, natalizumab, blodalumab, ixekizumab and others) with a focus on children, and to provide a framework of evaluating the risk for IFIs in this population...
April 26, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405499/combining-therapeutic-antibodies-using-basiliximab-and-etanercept-for-severe-steroid-refractory-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-a-multi-center-prospective-study
#20
Yamin Tan, Haowen Xiao, Depei Wu, Yi Luo, Jianping Lan, Qifa Liu, Kang Yu, Jimin Shi, Jingsong He, Weiyan Zheng, Xiaoyu Lai, Yuanyuan Zhu, Kaili Du, Yishan Ye, Yanmin Zhao, Gaofeng Zheng, Yongxian Hu, Xiaoyan Han, Yanlong Zheng, Guoqing Wei, Zhen Cai, He Huang
Acute graft versus host disease (aGVHD) remains a major problem after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Standard frontline therapy for aGVHD involves corticosteroids. However, fewer than half of patients have a lasting complete response. The long-term mortality rate of steroid-refractory aGVHD (SR-aGVHD) remains around 70%. To date, no consensus has been reached regarding the optimal salvage treatment for SR-aGVHD. We performed the first prospective, multi-center clinical trial to assess the efficacy and safety of a novel approach to treat severe (grades III-IV) SR-aGVHD with the combination of basiliximab and etanercept...
2017: Oncoimmunology
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