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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331803/ivig-a-cure-to-severe-refractory-nap-1-clostridium-difficile-colitis-a-case-of-successful-treatment-of-severe-infection-which-failed-standard-therapy-including-fecal-microbiota-transplants-and-fidaxomicin
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Kelley Coffman, Xian Jie Cindy Chen, Charles Okamura, Eddie Louie
The mainstay treatment of Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) is antimicrobials with growing support for fecal microbiota transplants. We report the first case of an elderly man with severe refractory NAP-1 pseudomembranous CDI who failed all medical therapy and two fecal transplants with response only seen after administration of intravenous immunoglobulin.
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331061/an-intracellular-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-isoform-induces-tubular-regulated-necrosis-implications-for-acute-kidney-injury
#2
Carla S Ceron, Celine Baligand, Sunil K Joshi, Shaynah Wanga, Patrick M Cowley, Joy P Walker, Sang Heon Song, Rajeev Mahimkar, Anthony J Baker, Robert L Raffai, Zhen J Wang, David H Lovett
Acute kidney injury (AKI) causes severe morbidity, mortality, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Mortality is particularly marked in the elderly and with pre-existing CKD. Oxidative stress is a common theme in models of AKI induced by ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. We recently characterized an intracellular isoform of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) induced by oxidative stress-mediated activation of an alternate promoter in the first intron of the MMP-2 gene. This generates an N-terminal truncated MMP-2 isoform (NTT-MMP-2) that is intracellular and associated with mitochondria...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329396/heart-transplantation-in-selected-patients-aged-60-years-and-older-a-two-decade-retrospective-and-multicentre-analysis
#3
Christian Bosseau, Bernard Lelong, Sabine Pattier, Jean-Noël Trochu, Jean-Christian Roussel, Agnès Sirinelli, Michel Aupart, Céline Chabanne, Richard Dorent, Christelle Cantrelle, Philippe Mabo, Christophe Leclercq, Jean-Philippe Verhoye, Erwan Flécher
OBJECTIVES: This study analysed survival and long-term outcomes of heart transplantation in patients aged 60 years and older. We also analysed the impact of a national graft allocation priority [Super Emergency (SE)] and compared survival with younger patients in our centres and in France. METHODS: We performed a multicentre (University Hospitals in Nantes, Rennes and Tours), 2-decade retrospective study between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 2013. Elderly recipients were placed on the same list as younger patients; the use of marginal donors remained occasional...
March 7, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324640/cytogenetics-and-comorbidity-predict-outcomes-in-older-myelodysplastic-syndrome-patients-after-allogenic-stem-cell-transplantation-using-reduced-intensity-conditioning
#4
Orhan Kemal Yucel, Rima M Saliba, Gabriella Rondon, Sairah Ahmed, Amin Alousi, Qaiser Bashir, Stefan O Ciurea, Uday Popat, Isa Khouri, David Marin, Katy Rezvani, Partow Kebriaei, Elizabeth J Shpall, Richard E Champlin, Betül Oran
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is the only treatment with a curative potential for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients. Allo-HSCT has substantial risks, particularly in the elderly, and its role for older MDS patients has yet to be defined. METHODS: We analyzed 88 MDS patients aged ≥ 60 years with allo-HSCT after reduced intensity conditioning regimens over the last decade. The study cohort had high risk features; 47 of 88 (53...
March 21, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324233/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-kaposi-sarcoma
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REVIEW
Johann W Schneider, Dirk P Dittmer
Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is the most common neoplasm of people living with HIV today. In Sub-Saharan Africa, KS is among the most common cancers in men, overall. Not only HIV-positive individuals present with KS; any immune compromised person infected with KS-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) or human herpesvirus 8 is at risk: the elderly, children in KSHV-endemic areas, and transplant recipients. KS diagnosis is based on detection of the viral protein latency-associated nuclear antigen (LANA) in the biopsy, but not all cases of KS are the same or will respond to the same therapy...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320767/comparing-outcomes-between-antibody-induction-therapies-in-kidney-transplantation
#6
Neel Koyawala, Jeffrey H Silber, Paul R Rosenbaum, Wei Wang, Alexander S Hill, Joseph G Reiter, Bijan A Niknam, Orit Even-Shoshan, Roy D Bloom, Deirdre Sawinski, Susanna Nazarian, Jennifer Trofe-Clark, Mary Ann Lim, Jesse D Schold, Peter P Reese
Kidney transplant recipients often receive antibody induction. Previous studies of induction therapy were often limited by short follow-up and/or absence of information about complications. After linking Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network data with Medicare claims, we compared outcomes between three induction therapies for kidney recipients. Using novel matching techniques developed on the basis of 15 clinical and demographic characteristics, we generated 1:1 pairs of alemtuzumab-rabbit antithymocyte globulin (rATG) (5330 pairs) and basiliximab-rATG (9378 pairs) recipients...
March 20, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319943/femoral-neck-x-ray-absorptiometry-parameters-and-peripheral-quantitative-computer-tomography-tibial-cortical-density-predict-survival-in-dialysis-patients
#7
Natalie Yap, Phillip Wong, Stella McGinn, Maria-Liza Nery, Jean Doyle, Lynda Wells, Phillip Clifton-Bligh, Roderick J Clifton-Bligh
BACKGROUND: Low bone mineral density (BMD) is a known independent predictor of mortality in the general elderly population. However, studies in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are limited. The present study evaluated mortality during long-term follow-up in a population of patients having dialysis for ESRD, in whom BMD was also measured. METHODS: Fifty-eight patients with ESRD were recruited consecutively from a dialysis clinic and followed prospectively for 6 years...
March 21, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293918/the-elderly-liver-transplant-recipients-anxiety-depression-fatigue-and-life-satisfaction
#8
Felix Krenzien, Nicco Krezdorn, Mehmet H Morgül, Georg Wiltberger, Georgi Atanasov, Hans-Michael Hau, Andreas Hinz, Moritz Schmelzle, Michael Bartels, Christian Benzing
Introduction Older patients are neglected in clinical trials and are likely to be excluded from liver transplantation (LT). The aim of this study was to assess fatigue, anxiety, depression, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in elderly LT recipients. Methods Questionnaires were mailed to patients who underwent LT between 1993 and 2013. Three groups were created: patients ≥ 70, 60 - 69, and < 60 years old. Mental-health status, life satisfaction, and fatigue were assessed using, respectively, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Questions on Life Satisfaction (FLZ-M), and the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI-20)...
March 14, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286198/in-hospital-mortality-and-post-transplant-complications-in-elderly-multiple-myeloma-patients-undergoing-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-population-based-study
#9
Larysa Sanchez, Michael Sylvester, Ricardo Parrondo, Veronica Mariotti, Jean Anderson Eloy, Victor T Chang
Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HSCT) has improved survival in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) and is increasingly used in elderly patients. The aim of this study was to characterize and compare in-hospital complications and mortality after auto-HSCT in younger (< age 65) vs. elderly (≥ age 65) MM patients utilizing the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS). Over a three-year period (2008-2010), 2209 patients with MM were admitted to U.S. Hospitals for auto-HSCT. The median age was 59 years, with 1650 patients (74...
March 9, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262264/the-incidence-of-new-onset-diabetes-after-transplantation-and-related-factors-single-center-experience
#10
Ayse Sinangil, Vedat Celik, Soykan Barlas, Yener Koc, Taner Basturk, Tamer Sakaci, Emin Baris Akin, Tevfik Ecder
AIM: New-onset diabetes after transplantation (NODAT) is a frequent metabolic complication and is considered a risk factor for patients undergoing renal transplant. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and developing duration of new-onset diabetes after transplant (NODAT) and influencing factors. METHODS: All patients' data was investigated retrospectively. Diabetics, follow-up period<6 months, age<18years were excluded. Demographic, clinical and laboratory data was recorded...
March 2, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251017/a-review-of-myeloablative-vs-reduced-intensity-non-myeloablative-regimens-in-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantations
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REVIEW
Erden Atilla, Pınar Ataca Atilla, Taner Demirer
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (Allo-HSCT) is a curative treatment option for both malignant and some benign hematological diseases. During the last decade, many of the newer high-dose regimens in different intensity have been developed specifically for patients with hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. Today there are three main approaches used prior to allogeneic transplantation: Myeloablative (MA), Reduced Intensity Conditioning (RIC) and Non-MA (NMA) regimens. MA regimens cause irreversible cytopenia and there is a requirement for stem cell support...
January 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244829/regenerative-capacity-of-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-elderly-a-report-of-biomedical-outcomes
#12
Maria Teresa Gonzalez-Garza, Delia Elva Cruz-Vega
The occurrence of chronic diseases such as neurological, metabolic and cardiovascular degenerative disorders increases with age. Cell therapy is an emerging approach to the treatment of these conditions. Of particular interest is the application of autologous stem cells because it eliminates post-transplantation immune rejection and there are less ethical concerns associated with their use. The regenerative capacity of stem cells harvested from elderly people is however controversial. In this review, we analyze if self-renewal potential, differentiation capability and expression of stemness genes in stem cells collected from elderly patients validate their application in clinical trials and examine the results...
March 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242791/response-to-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasia-with-8p11-translocation-and-cep110-fgfr1-rearrangement
#13
Marc Wehrli, Elisabeth Oppliger Leibundgut, Heinrich H Gattiker, Markus G Manz, Antonia M S Müller, Jeroen S Goede
This brief communication reports on a patient with an exceedingly rare "8p11 (eight-p-eleven) myeloproliferative syndrome" (EMS) with CEP110-FGFR1 rearrangement who responded to treatment with the multi-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) dasatinib. Dasatinib improved quality of life substantially by increasing blood counts and reducing the need for transfusions. This report demonstrates that the second-generation TKI may provide a therapeutic option for elderly and frail EMS patients who cannot be offered aggressive therapy, including allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation...
February 27, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237319/epilepsy-treatment-in-adults-and-adolescents-expert-opinion-2016
#14
REVIEW
Jerry J Shih, Julia B Whitlock, Nicole Chimato, Emily Vargas, Steven C Karceski, Ryan D Frank
INTRODUCTION: There are over twenty anti-seizure medications and anti-seizure devices available commercially in the United States. The multitude of treatment options for seizures can present a challenge to clinicians, especially those who are not subspecialists in the epilepsy field. Many clinical questions are not adequately answered in double-blind randomized controlled studies. In the presence of a knowledge gap, many clinicians consult a respected colleague with acknowledged expertise in the field...
February 22, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216502/-treatment-of-ureteral-fistula-and-stricture-following-renal-transplantation-with-boari-flap
#15
Peng Jin, Jinliang Xie, Jingeng Dun, Xiang Ding, Cheng Zhou, Xiangrong Zhu, Lielin Wu, Bo Yang, Gang Zhang
To estimate the incidence rate of ureteral fistula and stricture after kidney transplantation, and to evaluate the effect of bladder flap (Boari flap) on ureteral complication of the transplanted kidney. 
 Methods: The clinical data and risk factors from 270 recipients of renal transplantation, who came from the Centre of Organ Transplantation, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University from January 2010 to January 2015, were retrospectively analyzed. The surgical management included Boari flap for ureteral reconstruction, neoureterocystostomy and endoscopic therapy with double-J (DJ) stent placement...
January 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216143/enhanced-functional-recovery-from-spinal-cord-injury-in-aged-mice-after-stem-cell-transplantation-through-hgf-induction
#16
Morito Takano, Soya Kawabata, Shinsuke Shibata, Akimasa Yasuda, Satoshi Nori, Osahiko Tsuji, Narihito Nagoshi, Akio Iwanami, Hayao Ebise, Keisuke Horiuchi, Hideyuki Okano, Masaya Nakamura
The number of elderly patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) is increasing worldwide, representing a serious burden for both the affected patients and the community. Previous studies have demonstrated that neural stem cell (NSC) transplantation is an effective treatment for SCI in young animals. Here we show that NSC transplantation is as effective in aged mice as it is in young mice, even though aged mice exhibit more severe neurological deficits after SCI. NSCs grafted into aged mice exhibited better survival than those grafted into young mice...
March 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210257/kinetics-of-cytotoxic-lymphocytes-reconstitution-after-induction-chemotherapy-in-elderly-aml-patients-reveals-progressive-recovery-of-normal-phenotypic-and-functional-features-in-nk-cells
#17
Jérôme Rey, Cyril Fauriat, Eloïse Kochbati, Florence Orlanducci, Aude Charbonnier, Evelyne D'Incan, Pascale Andre, François Romagne, Bernadette Barbarat, Norbert Vey, Daniel Olive
NK cells are defective in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at diagnosis. Here, we studied the kinetic of expression of the major activating and inhibitory receptors of NK, CD8 T, and γδ T cells in patients undergoing chemotherapy (CT) for the treatment of AML (n = 29). We showed that NK cells are the main affected population at diagnosis and that expression of activating receptors is partially restored within a few weeks after CT. CD8 T cells and γδ T cells are only weakly affected at diagnosis. Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor expression by NK cells, but not NKG2A and CD85j, was downregulated...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210004/monoclonal-antibody-therapy-in-multiple-myeloma
#18
REVIEW
C Touzeau, P Moreau, C Dumontet
The therapeutic landscape of multiple myeloma (MM) has evolved spectacularly over the past decade with the discovery and validation of proteasome inhibitors and immunomodulatory agents as highly active agents, both in front-line therapy as well as in the relapse and maintenance settings. Although previous attempts to apply available monoclonal antibodies (Mabs) to the treatment of patients with MM has until recently been disappointing, novel targets specifically explored in the context of MM have recently lead to the first approvals of Mabs for the treatment of patients with MM...
March 10, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201960/hypoglycemia-and-glucocorticoid-free-immunosuppression-are-related-with-low-dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate-level
#19
Martina Zahradnicka, Frantisek Saudek, Kvetoslav Lipar, Jelena Skibova
BACKGROUND: Low dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) levels and a high cortisol/DHEAS ratio are associated with higher mortality in elderly, dialyzed, and immunocompromised patients. The role of these hormones in patients with hypoglycemia unawareness (hypo) or in pancreas or islet recipients treated by glucocorticoid-free immunosuppressive regimen (IS) has not been studied. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of IS and of recurrent hypoglycemia on DHEAS and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) levels in patients with type-1 diabetes (T1DM)...
February 13, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185297/physical-activity-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-participation-predictors-barriers-and-facilitators
#20
Tanya Gustaw, Emma Schoo, Colleen Barbalinardo, Nicole Rodrigues, Yalda Zameni, Vinícius Nogueira Motta, Sunita Mathur, Tania Janaudis-Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Our objectives were to describe the physical activity (PA) levels, predictors, barriers and facilitators to PA in SOT recipients. METHODS: A web-based questionnaire was sent to members of the Canadian Transplant Association including the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE), and questions regarding barriers and facilitators of PA. RESULTS: One hundred and thirteen SOT recipients completed the survey. The median PASE score was 164...
February 10, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
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