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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933341/c4d-expressing-glomerulopathy-and-proteinuria-post-transplantation-of-a-%C3%A2-too-big-for-size-mismatched-kidney-allograft-an-unusual-case-with-good-outcome%C3%A2
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Francois Gougeon, Alexei V Mikhailov, Keisha Gibson, Tomasz Kozlowski, Harsharan K Singh, Volker Nickeleit
A 5-year-old severely growth-retarded child with tubulointerstitial, oliguric end-stage renal disease received an adult-size kidney transplant. Three years post grafting under standard triple immunosuppression (mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus, and prednisone) de novo nephrotic range proteinuria without the nephrotic syndrome developed. Graft function was normal (serum creatinine: 0.2 - 0.3 mg/dL), there were no donor-specific HLA antibodies (DSA), and the urine sediment was inactive. Two biopsies collected 3 and 4 years post-transplantation showed severe glomerular capillary wall remodeling and associated pseudolinear C4d staining as morphologic correlates for the proteinuria...
September 21, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931801/elizabethkingia-meningoseptica-in-a-case-of-biliary-tract-infection-following-liver-transplantation
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Hebah M Musalem, Yazan N Honjol, Lin M Tuleimat, Saleh I Al Abbad, Fahad I Alsohaibani
BACKGROUND Elizabethkingia meningoseptica (E. meningoseptica) is an aerobic Gram-negative bacillus known to thrive in moist environments, and is now recognized as a hospital-acquired infection, being found to contaminate hospital equipment, respiratory apparatus, hospital solutions, water, and drainage systems. Nosocomial infection with E. meningoseptica occurs in immunocompromised patients, requires specialized identification methods, and is resistant to conventional antibiotics. We report a case of E. meningoseptica infection arising from a percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) tube...
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931757/vista-comp-an-engineered-checkpoint-receptor-agonist-that-potently-suppresses-t-cell-mediated-immune-responses
#3
Aaron Prodeus, Aws Abdul-Wahid, Amanda Sparkes, Nicholas W Fischer, Marzena Cydzik, Nicholas Chiang, Mays Alwash, Alessandra Ferzoco, Nathalie Vacaresse, Michael Julius, Reginald M Gorczysnki, Jean Gariépy
V-domain immunoglobulin suppressor of T cell activation (VISTA) is a recently discovered immune checkpoint ligand that functions to suppress T cell activity. The therapeutic potential of activating this immune checkpoint pathway to reduce inflammatory responses remains untapped, largely due to the inability to derive agonists targeting its unknown receptor. A dimeric construct of the IgV domain of VISTA (VISTA-Fc) was shown to suppress the activation of T cells in vitro. However, this effect required its immobilization on a solid surface, suggesting that VISTA-Fc may display limited efficacy as a VISTA-receptor agonist in vivo...
September 21, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930976/detection-of-residual-donor-erythroid-progenitor-cells-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-patients-with-hemoglobinopathies
#4
Roman Crazzolara, Gabriele Kropshofer, Michael Steurer, Sieghart Sopper, Wolfgang Schwinger
The presence of incomplete chimerism is noted in a large proportion of patients following bone marrow transplant for thalassemia major or sickle cell disease. This observation has tremendous implications, as subsequent therapeutic immunomodulation strategies can improve clinical outcome. Conventionally, polymerase chain reaction-based analysis of short tandem repeats is used to identify chimerism in donor-derived blood cells. However, this method is restricted to nucleated cells and cannot distinguish between dissociated single-cell lineages...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929986/the-effect-of-temperature-on-the-initial-development-of-brycon-amazonicus-spix-agassiz-1829-as-tool-for-micromanipulation-of-embryos
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Regiane Cristina da Silva, Matheus Pereira Dos Santos, José Augusto Senhorini, Maria do Carmo Faria Paes, Fernanda Nogueira Valentin, Takafumi Fujimoto, Nivaldo Ferreira do Nascimento, George Shigueki Yasui, Laura Satiko Okada Nakaghi
Primordial germ cell (PGC) transplant is a promising tool in aquaculture; however, successful use of this technique requires in depth knowledge of the early stages of embryo and larval development. The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of different temperatures (22, 26, and 30°C) on the early development of B. amazonicus. The newly fertilized eggs were distributed into tanks with controlled temperature and oxygenation. Samples were collected at pre-established times and analysed under light and fluorescence microscopy...
September 20, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928210/analysis-of-individuals-from-a-dengue-endemic-region-helps-define-the-footprint-and-repertoire-of-antibodies-targeting-dengue-virus-3-type-specific-epitopes
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Daniela V Andrade, Leah C Katzelnick, Doug G Widman, Angel Balmaseda, Aravinda M de Silva, Ralph S Baric, Eva Harris
The four dengue virus serotypes (DENV1 to 4) cause dengue, a major public health problem worldwide. Individuals exposed to primary DENV infections develop serotype-specific neutralizing antibodies, including strongly neutralizing antibodies targeting quaternary epitopes. To date, no studies have measured the levels and kinetics of serum antibodies directed to such epitopes among populations in regions where dengue is endemic. Here, we use a recombinant DENV4 (rDENV4/3-M14) displaying a major DENV3 type-specific quaternary epitope recognized by human monoclonal antibody 5J7 to measure the proportion, magnitude, and kinetics of DENV3 type-specific neutralizing antibody responses targeting this epitope...
September 19, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928137/recovery-of-cyp3a-phenotype-following-kidney-transplantation
#7
Kristine Hole, Elisabet Storset, Ane Olastuen, Tore Haslemo, Grete Birkeland Kro, Karsten Midtvedt, Anders Asberg, Espen Molden
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) impairs drug metabolism via cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A. However, it is unclear whether CYP3A activity recovers following kidney transplantation. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the change in CYP3A activity measured as 4β-hydroxycholesterol (4βOHC) concentration after kidney transplantation. In total, data from 58 renal transplant recipients with 550 prospective 4βOHC measurements were included in the study. One sample per patient was collected before transplantation, and 2-12 samples per patient were collected 1-82 days after transplantation...
September 19, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927679/-mediastinitis-after-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration
#8
D Basille, F De Dominicis, E Magois, C Andrejak, P Berna, V Jounieaux
INTRODUCTION: Endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a minimally invasive procedure used for the diagnosis of mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy. OBSERVATION: We describe a case of mediastinitis appearing 15 days after an EBUS-TBNA procedure in a 79 years old male patient. The mediastinitis was treated surgically by thoracotomy with a wide excision of infected tissue requiring transplantation of a serratus anterior muscle flap pedicled on a branch of the thoracodorsal artery...
September 16, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927202/role-of-molecular-biomarkers-in-the-diagnosis-of-invasive-fungal-diseases-in-children
#9
Anna R Huppler, Brian T Fisher, Thomas Lehrnbecher, Thomas J Walsh, William J Steinbach
Invasive fungal diseases are important clinical problems that are often complicated by severe illness and therefore the inability to use invasive measures to definitively diagnose the disease. Tests for a range of fungal biomarkers that do not require an invasive sample-collection procedure have been incorporated into adult clinical practice, but pediatric data and pediatric-specific recommendations for some of these diagnostic tools are lacking. In this review, we summarize the published literature and contemporary strategies for using the biomarkers galactomannan, (1→3)-β-d-glucan, Candida mannan antigen and anti-mannan antibody, and fungal polymerase chain reaction for diagnosing invasive fungal disease in children...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926522/bos-is-associated-with-increased-cytotoxic-proinflammatory-cd8-t-nkt-like-and-nk-cells-in-the-small-airways
#10
Greg Hodge, Sandra Hodge, Aeneas Yeo, Phan Nguyen, Emily Hopkins, Chien-Li Holmes-Liew, Paul N Reynolds, Mark Holmes
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppression therapy after lung transplantation fails to prevent bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) in many patients, primarily a disease of the small airways. We have reported that BOS is associated with a lack of suppression of cytotoxic mediators, and proinflammatory cytokines, in peripheral blood T, NKT-like (particularly CD8+) and NK cells. We also showed a loss of glucocorticoid receptor (GCR) in proinflammatory lymphocytes after transplant. It is unknown whether these proinflammatory lymphocytes target the small and/or large airways in BOS...
October 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925418/mhealth-application-areas-and-technology-combinations-a-comparison-of-literature-from-high-and-low-middle-income-countries
#11
Haitham Abaza, Michael Marschollek
BACKGROUND: With the continuous and enormous spread of mobile technologies, mHealth has evolved as a new subfield of eHealth. While eHealth is broadly focused on information and communication technologies, mHealth seeks to explore more into mobile devices and wireless communication. Since mobile phone penetration has exceeded other infrastructure in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), mHealth is seen as a promising component to provide pervasive and patient-centered care. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our research work for this paper is to examine the mHealth literature to identify application areas, target diseases, and mHealth service and technology types that are most appropriate for LMICs...
August 8, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924463/development-of-a-valid-and-reliable-questionnaire-to-identify-professional-opinion-regarding-organ-transplantation-system
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B Sah, A Ayer, B N Yadav, S Jha, S K Yadav
BACKGROUND: Currently, the Nepalese law permits organ donation by an individual who falls into the category of a "close relative" of the recipient. There is a need for expansion of the live organ donor pool beside close relatives. Different systems of organ transplantation are followed by several countries and the professional opinions that underpin these systems need to be studied. OBJECTIVE: To generate a questionnaire related to different organ transplant systems and validate it so that it can be used to collect mass professional opinions...
2017: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924462/quantification-of-active-and-latent-form-of-human-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-umbilical-cord-blood-donors-by-real-time-pcr
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E Abedi, M Kheirandish, Z Sharifi, S Samiee, P Kokhaei, Z Pourpak, M J Ashraf
BACKGROUND: Umbilical cord blood (UCB) is believed to be a highly valuable source of hematopoietic stem cells for transplantation. Objective: To investigate the prevalence of active and latent human cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in UCB donors in Iranian population. METHODS: A total of 825 UCB samples was collected under standard procedures and analyzed for the presence of CMV DNAs in buffy coat (latent infection) and plasma (active infection). DNA was extracted from buffy coat and plasma samples separately and tested with quantitative real-time PCR...
2017: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923635/living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-budd-chiari-syndrome-case%C3%A2-series
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C Karaca, C Yilmaz, R Ferecov, Z Iakobadze, K Kilic, L Caglayan, S Aydogdu, M Kilic
BACKGROUND: Venous reconstruction in living-donor liver transplantation for Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) has challenges because the grafts from living donors lack vena cava, and hepatic venous anastomosis must be performed on an already-thrombosed and/or stenosed inferior vena cava. Several techniques are described to overcome this problem, and we represent our experience with 22 patients. METHODS: Medical recordings of 22 patients were retrospectively collected, and disease-specific data as well as recordings about surgical technique were analyzed...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923630/use-of-nonvascularized-abdominal-rectus-fascia-after-liver-small-bowel-and-multiorgan-transplantation-long-term-follow-up-of-a-single-center-series
#15
P A Farinelli, J S Rubio, J M Padín, C Rumbo, H Solar, D Ramisch, G E Gondolesi
BACKGROUND: The abdominal wall may be severely compromised in the vast majority of intestinal and multiorgan transplant candidates, and sometimes as a consequence of complex liver transplantation. Multiple options have been described to overcome this problem, varying from component separation to the extreme need of performing an abdominal wall transplantation. The aim of the present paper is to report the largest and longest-term results of patients that received an abdominal rectus fascia (ARF) after liver, intestinal, or multiorgan transplantation at a single transplant center...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923627/associations-among-cardio-ankle-vascular-index-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-fibroblast-growth-factor-21-levels-in-kidney-transplant-patients
#16
T Trakarnvanich, S Prommool, S Kurathong, T Teepprasan, Y Wang
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death in patients with chronic kidney disease, even after renal transplantation. Cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) provides an indicator of arterial stiffness, whereas fibroblast growth factor-21 (FGF-21) levels may provide a biomarker for atherosclerotic disease. We investigated the association between CAVI and FGF-21 and their relationships to carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and other cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: This study included 90 renal transplant patients...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922518/accelerated-epithelialization-and-improved-wound-healing-metrics-in-porcine-full-thickness-wounds-transplanted-with-full-thickness-skin-micrografts
#17
Christina L Rettinger, John L Fletcher, Anders H Carlsson, Rodney K Chan
Split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) is the current gold standard for treatment of extensive burn and traumatic skin injuries. However, STSG is limited by donor-site morbidity and availability, and often leads to scarring and wound contracture. Furthermore, these thin grafts lack dermal elements such as nerves and adnexa which are important in recapitulating normal skin function. Methods of fractional skin replacement either as minced STSGs or microscopic skin tissue columns (MSTCs) have been proposed, though these techniques have not been fully-characterized and lack evidence of regenerated adnexal structures...
September 18, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922455/stem-cell-mobilization-in-patients-with-dialysis-dependent-multiple-myeloma-report-of-the-polish-multiple-myeloma-group
#18
Anna Waszczuk-Gajda, Joanna Drozd-Sokołowska, Piotr Boguradzki, Jarosław Dybko, Tomasz Wróbel, Grzegorz Władysław Basak, Krzysztof Mądry, Emilian Snarski, Grzegorz Charliński, Ewa Frączak, Joanna Matuszkiewicz-Rowińska, Marian Klinger, Hanna Augustyniak-Bartosik, Magdalena Krajewska, Paweł Żebrowski, Maria Król, Elżbieta Urbanowska, Artur Jurczyszyn, Michał Taszner, Wieslaw Wiktor Jędrzejczak, Jadwiga Dwilewicz-Trojaczek
INTRODUCTION: High-dose chemotherapy with autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HSCT) improves the outcome of patients with multiple myeloma (MM). It seems that auto-HSCT is also a feasible therapeutic option in MM dialysis-dependent (MMDD) patients. However, to perform transplantation, a sufficient number of stem cells must be collected. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Given that data on mobilization of auto-HSC efficacy and safety in dialysis-dependent patients are limited, we report data from all Polish Centers belonging to the Polish Multiple Myeloma Group...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921939/extreme-hepatic-resections-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-hepatoblastoma-are-planned-close-margins-an-acceptable-approach
#19
Adriana Fonseca, Abha Gupta, Furqan Shaikh, Raveena Ramphal, Vicky Ng, Ian McGilvray, J Ted Gerstle
BACKGROUND: Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is considered the standard for children with hepatoblastoma (HB) in whom complete surgical resection is not possible. However, OLT is not always available or feasible. OBJECTIVE: To describe the outcome of children with HB who were initially deemed unresectable and underwent complex hepatectomy with planned close margins, and ultimately avoided OLT. METHODS: Demographic data, surgical and pathologic details, and survival information were collected from children treated for HB between January 2010 to December 2015...
September 17, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921838/robotic-kidney-transplantation-comparison-of-the-first-40-cases-of-open-vs-robotic-transplantations-by-a-single-surgeon
#20
Volkan Tuğcu, Nevzat Can Şener, Selçuk Şahin, Abdullah Hızır Yavuzsan, Fatih Gökhan Akbay, Süheyla Apaydın
OBJECTIVE: To compare the outcomes of the first 40 cases who underwent robotic kidney transplantation (RKT) with those of the first 40 cases who underwent open kidney transplantation (KT) in the Dr. Sadi Konuk Training Hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between January 2016 and February 2017, we prospectively collected the data of the first 40 RKT cases (RKT group) and compared them with those of the first 40 open KT cases (OKT group). Comparisons were made using One-way ANOVA or the Kruskal-Wallis test for continuous variables, and the Chi-square or Fisher Exact test for categorical variables...
September 16, 2017: BJU International
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