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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331505/successful-treatment-of-anti-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-antibody-associated-rejection-in-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report
#1
P Wiwattanathum, A Ingsathit, D Thammanichanond, S Worawichawong
Angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) antibody, a non-HLA antibody, has been found to have a detrimental effect on kidney allografts. Similarly to HLA antibodies, recipients who have AT1R antibodies are at risk for allograft rejection and poor long-term graft outcome. Besides mediating allograft rejections via direct effects on endothelial and vascular smooth muscle without complement activation, AT1R antibodies may lead to accelerated hypertension via the renin-angiotensin pathway. There has been no definite level of AT1R antibody that predicts allograft rejection...
January 10, 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330711/boosting-tendon-repair-interplay-of-cells-growth-factors-and-scaffold-free-and-gel-based-carriers
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REVIEW
Zexing Yan, Heyong Yin, Michael Nerlich, Christian G Pfeifer, Denitsa Docheva
BACKGROUND: Tendons are dense connective tissues and critical components for the integrity and function of the musculoskeletal system. Tendons connect bone to muscle and transmit forces on which locomotion entirely depends. Due to trauma, overuse and age-related degeneration, many people suffer from acute or chronic tendon injuries. Owing to their hypovascularity and hypocellularity, tendinopathies remain a substantial challenge for both clinicians and researchers. Surgical treatment includes suture or transplantation of autograft, allograft or xenograft, and these serve as the most common technique for rescuing tendon injuries...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330339/hiv-positive-kidney-donor-selection-for-hiv-positive-transplant-recipients
#3
Elmi Muller, Zunaid Barday
The risks associated with transplanting HIV-positive kidneys into HIV-positive recipients have not been well studied. Since 2008, 43 kidneys from 25 HIV-positive deceased donors have been transplanted into patients who are HIV positive in Cape Town, South Africa. Among the donors, 19 (76%) died secondary to trauma. The average age for donors was 34 (interquartile range, 19-52) years old. In some donors, only one kidney was used because of a limited number of suitable recipients on the waiting list. Only two donors had been previously exposed to antiretroviral triple therapy...
January 12, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330111/soluble-major-histocompatibility-complex-class-i-related-chain-a-smica-levels-influence-graft-outcome-following-renal-transplantation
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Ajay K Baranwal, Sanjeev Goswami, Deepali K Bhat, Gurvinder Kaur, Sanjay K Agarwal, Narinder K Mehra
BACKGROUND: Since soluble isoforms of MICA play an important role in modulating the immune response, we evaluated a possible correlation between their levels and development of acute rejection following renal transplantation. METHODS: Serum samples collected at pre- and different time points posttransplant from 137 live related donor renal transplant recipients were evaluated retrospectively for sMICA levels and for the presence of MICA antibodies. Samples from 30 healthy volunteers were also tested as controls...
January 9, 2018: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329521/treating-c3-glomerulopathy-with-eculizumab
#5
Thomas Welte, Frederic Arnold, Julia Kappes, Maximilian Seidl, Karsten Häffner, Carsten Bergmann, Gerd Walz, Elke Neumann-Haefelin
BACKGROUND: C3 glomerulopathy (C3G) is a rare, but severe glomerular disease with grim prognosis. The complex pathogenesis is just unfolding, and involves acquired as well as inherited dysregulation of the alternative pathway of the complement cascade. Currently, there is no established therapy. Treatment with the C5 complement inhibitor eculizumab may be a therapeutic option. However, due to rarity of the disease, parameters predicting treatment response remain largely unknown. METHODS: Seven patients with C3G (five with C3 glomerulonephritis and two with dense deposit disease) were treated with eculizumab...
January 12, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329190/landscape-of-living-multi-organ-donation-in-the-united-states-a-registry-based-cohort-study
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Macey L Henderson, Sandra R DiBrito, Alvin G Thomas, Courtenay M Holscher, Ashton A Shaffer, Mary Grace Bowring, Tanjala S Purnell, Allan B Massie, Jacqueline Garonzik-Wang, Madeleine Waldram, Krista L Lentine, Dorry L Segev
BACKGROUND: The donation of multiple allografts from a single living donor is a rare practice, and the patient characteristics and outcomes associated with these procedures are not well described. METHODS: Using the SRTR registry, we identified 101 living multi-organ donors and their 133 recipients. RESULTS: The 49 sequential (donations during separate procedures) multi-organ donors provided grafts to 81 recipients: 21 kidney-then-liver, 15 liver-then-kidney, 5 lung-then-kidney, 3 liver-then-intestine, 3 kidney-then-pancreas, 1 lung-then-liver, and 1 pancreas-then-kidney...
January 11, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329080/intrauterine-inflammatory-activation-functional-progesterone-withdrawal-and-the-timing-of-term-and-preterm-birth
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REVIEW
Jeffrey A Keelan
The central role of inflammatory processes in labour and delivery is now well-recognised. However, the biomolecular, immunological and endocrine mechanisms involved in the labour process, and the clinical manifestations of inflammation in pregnancy, are complex, variable and modulated by factors such as aetiology, ethnicity and gestational age. In this review, evidence is presented of the pivotal relationship between progesterone and inflammation in pregnancy in terms of determining the timing of labour and delivery...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328886/osteochondral-graft-size-is-significantly-associated-with-increased-force-and-decreased-chondrocyte-viability
#8
Brian E Walczak, Matthew S Nies, Darrin J Trask, Scott Hetzel, Patrick J Roney, Matthew W Squire, Geoffrey S Baer
BACKGROUND: Insertion force has been shown to significantly reduce chondrocyte viability during osteochondral allograft transplantation. How graft size influences the required insertion force and chondrocyte viability has yet to be determined. Hypothesis/Purpose: The purpose was to characterize how graft size influences insertion force requirements and chondrocyte viability during osteochondral transplantation. The hypothesis was that larger grafts would require greater force and reduce chondrocyte viability...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327719/the-histomorphological-spectrum-of-restrictive-chronic-lung-allograft-dysfunction-and-implications-for-prognosis
#9
Jan H von der Thüsen, Elly Vandermeulen, Robin Vos, Birgit Weynand, Erik K Verbeken, Stijn E Verleden
Chronic lung allograft dysfunction continues to be the main contributor to poor long-term allograft survival after lung transplantation. The restrictive phenotype of chronic lung allograft dysfunction carries a particularly poor prognosis. Little is known about the pathogenetic mechanisms involved in restrictive chronic lung allograft dysfunction. In this study, we performed histomorphological and immunohistochemical analysis of restrictive chronic lung allograft dysfunction lungs. Explant lung tissue from 21 restrictive chronic lung allograft dysfunction patients was collected and histopathologic patterns of rejection, fibrosis and vascular changes were scored after routine histochemical stains and additional immunohistochemistry for endothelial markers and C4d...
January 12, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327261/chronic-rejection-after-intestinal-transplant-where-are-we-in-order-to-avert-it
#10
REVIEW
Augusto Lauro, Mihai Oltean, Ignazio R Marino
Chronic rejection affects the long-term survival of all solid organ transplants and, among intestinal allografts, occurs in up to 10% of the recipients. The insidious clinical evolution of the chronic allograft enteropathy, the absence of noninvasive biomarkers, and the late endoscopic findings delay its diagnosis. No pharmacological approach has been proven effective, and allograft removal nowadays still represents the only available therapy. The inclusion of the liver in the visceral allograft appears to be the only intervention affecting the development of chronic rejection, as revealed by large-center studies and registry reports...
January 11, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327176/how-to-use-a-graft-in-irreparable-rotator-cuff-tears-a-literature-review-update-of-interposition-and-superior-capsule-reconstruction-techniques
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REVIEW
Kevin C Wall, Alison P Toth, Grant E Garrigues
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To introduce the challenges in addressing irreparable rotator cuff tears and examine the surgical options, specifically interposition grafting and superior capsule reconstruction. RECENT FINDINGS: Interposition grafting of rotator cuff tears shows promising results in reducing pain and improving function postoperatively and one study demonstrated that it performs significantly better than partial repair alone. Superior capsule reconstruction has become popular rapidly, but given the novelty of the procedure, there is currently a paucity of outcomes data to review...
January 11, 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326798/late-onset-hepatic-veno-occlusive-disease-after-allografting-report-of-two-cases-with-atypical-clinical-features-successfully-treated-with-defibrotide
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Alessia Castellino, Stefano Guidi, Chiara Maria Dellacasa, Antonella Gozzini, Irene Donnini, Chiara Nozzoli, Sara Manetta, Semra Aydin, Luisa Giaccone, Moreno Festuccia, Lucia Brunello, Enrico Maffini, Benedetto Bruno, Ezio David, Alessandro Busca
Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease (VOD) is a potentially severe complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Here we report two patients receiving an allogeneic HSCT who developed late onset VOD with atypical clinical features. The two patients presented with only few risk factors, namely, advanced acute leukemia, a myeloablative busulphan-containing regimen and received grafts from an unrelated donor. The first patient did not experience painful hepatomegaly and weight gain and both patients showed only a mild elevation in total serum bilirubin level...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325996/direct-acting-antiviral-therapy-for-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-the-kidney-transplant-recipient
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REVIEW
Donald F Chute, Raymond T Chung, Meghan E Sise
Hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) is a common comorbidity in patients who have undergone kidney transplantation and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality compared with recipients who do not have chronic HCV infection. Because interferon-α-based therapies can precipitate acute rejection, they are relatively contraindicated after kidney transplantation. Thus, the majority of kidney transplant recipients with HCV remain untreated. There are now all-oral, interferon-free direct-acting antiviral therapies for HCV infection that are extremely effective and well tolerated in the general population...
January 9, 2018: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325835/synthetic-mesh-vs-allograft-extensor-mechanism-reconstruction-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
David Shau, Ryan Patton, Suhag Patel, Laura Ward, George Guild
BACKGROUND: Extensor mechanism disruption after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a devastating complication. Reconstruction with allograft and synthetic mesh has been described. However, these reports have typically been small case series, and controversy exists with regard to which reconstruction technique is optimal. METHODS: The authors performed a systematic review using PUBMED, MEDLINE, EMBASE, BIOSIS, Clinicaltrials.gov, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews identifying 14 articles meeting inclusion criteria and producing 204 knees for comparison...
January 8, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325829/allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-advanced-myelodysplastic-syndrome-comparison-of-outcomes-between-cd34-selected-or-unmodified-hematopoietic-stem-cells-transplants
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Roni Tamari, Betul Oran, Patrick Hilden, Molly Maloy, Piyanuch Kongtim, Esperanza B Papadopoulos, Gabriela Rondon, Ann A Jakubowski, Borje S Andersson, Sean M Devlin, Sairah Ahmed, Uday R Popat, Doris Ponce, Julianne Chen, Craig Sauter, James W Young, Marcos de Lima, Miguel-Angel Perales, Richard J O'Reilly, Sergio A Giralt, Richard E Champlin, Hugo Castro-Malaspina
PURPOSE: To compare transplant outcomes in patients with advanced myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) after CD34+ selected or unmodified allografts. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This analysis included initially 181 patients; 60 underwent CD34+ selected transplant and 121 had an unmodified transplant. Due to significant differences in disease characteristics, the analysis was limited to patients who had <10% blasts prior to transplant (N=145). Two groups were defined: (1) low risk: good and intermediate risk cytogenetics (CD34+, N=39; unmodified, N=46), and (2) high risk: poor and very poor risk cytogenetic (CD34+, N=19; unmodified, N=41)...
January 8, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325696/urinary-mrna-analysis-of-biomarkers-to-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-renal-allograft
#16
Imen Mezni, Pierre Galichon, Mohammed Mongi Bacha, Yi-Chun Xu-Dubois, Imen Sfar, David Buob, Sabrina Benbouzid, Rim Goucha, Yousr Gorgi, Ezzedine Abderrahim, Mondher Ounissi, Karine Dahan, Nacera Ouali, Alexandre Hertig, Isabelle Brocheriou, Aly Raies, Taieb Ben Abdallah, Éric Rondeau
Renal allograft loss is most often a chronic process, irrespective of the mechanism at stake. In this prospective study, we studied the expression of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers vimentin and β-catenin by immunohistochemistry in the surveillance biopsy and measured the mRNA encoding vimentin (VIM), CD45, GAPDH and uroplakin 1a (UPK) by quantitative PCR in urinary cells in 75 renal transplant patients. The aim is to establish a simple screening test for chronic renal allograft dysfunction...
January 8, 2018: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324518/the-dawn-of-liver-perfusion-machines
#17
Danielle Detelich, James F Markmann
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite high demand, a severe shortage of suitable allografts limits the use of liver transplantation for the treatment of end-stage liver disease. The transplant community is turning to the utilization of high-risk grafts to fill the void. This review summarizes the reemergence of ex-vivo machine perfusion for liver graft preservation, including results of recent clinical trials and its specific role for reconditioning DCD, steatotic and elderly grafts. RECENT FINDINGS: Several phase-1 clinical trials demonstrate the safety and feasibility of machine perfusion for liver graft preservation...
January 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323942/comparison-of-juvenile-allogenous-articular-cartilage-and-bone-marrow-aspirate-concentrate-versus-microfracture-with-and-without-bone-marrow-aspirate-concentrate-in-arthroscopic-treatment-of-talar-osteochondral-lesions
#18
Sydney C Karnovsky, Bridget DeSandis, Amgad M Haleem, Carolyn M Sofka, Martin O'Malley, Mark C Drakos
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare the functional and radiographic outcomes of patients who received juvenile allogenic chondrocyte implantation with autologous bone marrow aspirate (JACI-BMAC) for treatment of talar osteochondral lesions with those of patients who underwent microfracture (MF). METHODS: A total of 30 patients who underwent MF and 20 who received DeNovo NT for JACI-BMAC treatment between 2006 and 2014 were included. Additionally, 17 MF patients received supplemental BMAC treatment...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322685/feasibility-safety-and-tolerance-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-for-obstructive-chronic-lung-allograft-dysfunction
#19
Cesar Ariel Keller, Thomas Arthur Gonwa, David Orel Hodge, Derek Joseph Hei, John Michael Centanni, Abba Chedi Zubair
Feasibility, tolerance, and safety of intravenous infusions of allogeneic mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy in lung transplant recipients with bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) are not well established. MSCs were manufactured, cryopreserved, transported to our facility, thawed, and infused into nine recipients with moderate BOS (average drop in forced expiratory volume in 1 second was 56.8% ± 3.2% from post-transplant peak) who were refractory to standard therapy and not candidates for retransplant...
January 11, 2018: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322328/vaccination-titres-pre-and-post-transplant-in-paediatric-renal-transplant-recipients-and-the-impact-of-immunosuppressive-therapy
#20
Britta Höcker, Martin Aguilar, Paul Schnitzler, Lars Pape, Martin Bald, Jens König, Stephen D Marks, Gurkan Genc, Anja Büscher, Markus J Kemper, Heiko Billing, Martin Pohl, Luca Dello Strologo, Nicholas J A Webb, Susanne Rieger, Annette Mankertz, Kai Krupka, Thomas Bruckner, Alexander Fichtner, Burkhard Tönshoff
BACKGROUND: Avoidance of vaccine-preventable infections in paediatric renal allograft recipients is of utmost importance. However, the development and maintenance of protective vaccination titres may be impaired in this patient population owing to their need for immunosuppressive medication. METHODS: In the framework of the Cooperative European Paediatric Renal Transplant Initiative (CERTAIN), we therefore performed a multi-centre, multi-national study and analysed vaccination titres pre- and post-transplant in 155 patients with serial titre measurements in comparison with published data in healthy children...
January 10, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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