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Subcutaneous immunoglobulin

Megan K Young, Joseph Bertolini, Pushpa Kotharu, Darryl Maher, Allan W Cripps
The effectiveness of passive immunisation post-exposure to measles appears subject to a dose-response effect. New Zealand and the United Kingdom have increased the recommended dose of polyclonal human immunoglobulin for post-exposure prophylaxis within the last decade in response to concerns about decreasing levels of measles antibodies in these products. This study used the plaque-reduction neutralization test (PRNT) to measure the titre of measles-specific antibodies in Australian immunoglobulin products for post-exposure prophylaxis and compared the utility of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to the PRNT in available Australian and international samples: Australian intramuscular (n = 10), Australian intravenous (n = 28), New Zealand intramuscular (n = 2), Hizentra (subcutaneous)(USA) (n = 3), and Privigen (intravenous)(USA) (n = 2)...
October 20, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
S Combes, K Massip, O Martin, H Furbeyre, L Cauquil, G Pascal, O Bouchez, N Le Floc'h, O Zemb, I P Oswald, T Gidenne
Limiting the post-weaning intake of the young rabbit is known to improve its resistance to digestive disorders, whereas a degradation of its housing hygiene is assumed to have a negative impact on its health. This study aims at providing insights into the mechanism of digestive health preservation regarding both host (growth and immune response) and its symbiotic digestive microbiota. A 2×2 factorial design from weaning (day 28) to day 64 was set up: ad libitum intake or restricted intake at 70% of ad libitum, and high v...
October 17, 2016: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
Santiago Uranga, Dessislava Marinova, Carlos Martin, Nacho Aguilo
Despite global coverage of intradermal BCG vaccination, tuberculosis remains one of the most prevalent infectious diseases in the world. Preclinical data have encouraged pulmonary tuberculosis vaccines as a promising strategy to prevent pulmonary disease, which is responsible for transmission. In this work, we describe the methodology used to demonstrate in the mouse model the benefits of intranasal BCG vaccination when compared to subcutaneous. Our data revealed greater protective efficacy following intranasal BCG administration...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Juan M Racosta, Luciano A Sposato, Kurt Kimpinski
INTRODUCTION: High-dose intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is an evidence-based treatment for multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). Recently, subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SC-Ig) has received increasing attention. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of reports of efficacy and safety of SC-Ig versus IVIg for inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathies. RESULTS: A total of 8 studies comprising 138 patients (50 with MMN and 88 with chronic CIDP) were included in the meta-analysis...
September 20, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
Peter J Späth, Christoph Schneider, Stephan von Gunten
Intravenous and subcutaneous immunoglobulin preparations, consisting of IgG class antibodies, are increasingly used to treat a broad range of pathological conditions, including humoral immune deficiencies, as well as acute and chronic inflammatory or autoimmune disorders. A plethora of Fab- or Fc-mediated immune regulatory mechanisms has been described that might act separately or in concert, depending on pathogenesis or stage of clinical condition. Attempts have been undertaken to improve the efficacy of polyclonal IgG preparations, including the identification of relevant subfractions, mild chemical modification of molecules, or modification of carbohydrate side chains...
September 16, 2016: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
Hideyo Inouye, Damian Houde, Deniz B Temel, Lee Makowski
Characterization of immunoglobulin solutions at high concentrations represents a significant challenge. A current trend in the biopharmaceutical industry is to manufacture highly concentrated drug products, which can be used to deliver high doses in small volumes, via subcutaneous injections. Studying a molecule's structure and properties in its final drug product formulation is ideal, but characterization is typically performed under dilute solution conditions with critical stabilizing buffer components removed because of interference effects, which can result in an incomplete understanding of the molecule's properties...
November 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Liping Wang, Tian-Zhi Guo, Tzuping Wei, Wen-Wu Li, Xiaoyou Shi, J David Clark, Wade S Kingery
BACKGROUND: Bisphosphonates are used to prevent the bone loss and fractures associated with osteoporosis, bone metastases, multiple myeloma, and osteogenesis deformans. Distal limb fractures cause regional bone loss with cutaneous inflammation and pain in the injured limb that can develop into complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Clinical trials have reported that antiresorptive bisphosphonates can prevent fracture-induced bone loss, inhibit serum inflammatory cytokine levels, and alleviate CRPS pain...
October 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
M Borte, G Kriván, B Derfalvi, L Maródi, T Harrer, S Jolles, C Bourgeois, W Engl, H Leibl, B McCoy, D Gelmont, L Yel
A highly concentrated (20%) immunoglobulin (Ig)G preparation for subcutaneous administration (IGSC 20%), would offer a new option for antibody replacement therapy in patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDD). The efficacy, safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of IGSC 20% were evaluated in a prospective trial in Europe in 49 patients with PIDD aged 2-67 years. Over a median of 358 days, patients received 2349 IGSC 20% infusions at monthly doses equivalent to those administered for previous intravenous or subcutaneous IgG treatment...
September 10, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
Shanshan Chen, Xuechun Li, Rongming Chen, Mingang Yin, Qiuhong Zheng
Natural killer (NK) cells, discovered ~40 years ago, are believed to be the most effective cytotoxic lymphocytes to counteract cancer; however, adoptive NK cell therapy in vivo has encountered certain limitations, including a lack of specificity. The drug cetuximab can mediate antibody dependent cell mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) activity through NK cells in vivo, and has been approved for the first-line treatment of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-positive metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the ADCC activity of adoptive NK cells, induced by cetuximab in a nude mouse CRC xenograft model, has not been previously reported...
September 2016: Oncology Letters
Mingxing Zhu, Fu Gao, Zihua Li, Xiuqing Wang, Hao Wang, Zhisheng Wang, Jiaqing Zhao, Wei Zhao
The aims of the present study were to investigate the immunoprotection of recombinant Echinococcus granulosus myophilin (rEg.myophilin) against the establishment of a challenge oral infection with E. granulosus eggs, as well as to determine the mechanisms underlying this protection. Sheep were subcutaneously immunized two times with rEg.myophilin, followed by the challenge with E. granulosus eggs orally. The animals were sacrificed 44 weeks after infection and the immunoglobulin (Ig) and cytokine levels were analyzed using ELISA...
September 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Kyung Hee Park, Sang Chul Lee, Young Woong Son, Kyoung Yong Jeong, Yoo Seob Shin, Jung U Shin, Da Woon Sim, Hye Jung Park, Jae Hyun Lee, Kwang Hoon Lee, Jung Won Park
PURPOSE: Specific immunoglobulin G4 (sIgG4) and immunoglobulin E (IgE)-blocking factors produced by subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) play a critical role in the induction of allergen tolerance. However, comparative studies of available SCIT reagents on the induction of sIgG4 are limited. We compared increases in sIgG4 for three different house dust mite (HDM) SCIT reagents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-two HDM sensitized allergic patients were enrolled and classified into four groups: 1) control (n=27), 2) SCIT with Hollister-Stier® (n=19), 3) Tyrosine S® (n=16), and 4) Novo-Helisen® (n=10)...
November 2016: Yonsei Medical Journal
Silvia Sánchez-Ramón, Ángel L Corbí, Águeda García Fidalgo, Ángeles Domínguez-Soto
Cumulative recent evidence from clinical trials, observational studies and case reports has shown that subcutaneous administration of immunoglobulin (SCIg) exerts similar immunomodulatory capacity than intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) in autoimmune neurological diseases. Besides the beneficial clinical effects, the profile of safety and autonomy for the patient is higher for SCIg, while it is cost-saving in terms of the health resources used. However, there are still very few approved indications for SCIg and a certain resistance to choose SCIg for other autoimmune conditions even despite patients' interests...
August 31, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Daniel Suez, Mark Stein, Sudhir Gupta, Iftikhar Hussain, Isaac Melamed, Kenneth Paris, Amy Darter, Christelle Bourgeois, Sandor Fritsch, Heinz Leibl, Barbara McCoy, David Gelmont, Leman Yel
Patients with primary immunodeficiency disease (PIDD) typically require life-long intravenous (IV) or subcutaneous (SC) immunoglobulin (Ig) replacement therapy to prevent recurrent infections. The efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of a highly concentrated (20 %) Ig preparation for SC administration (IGSC 20 %) were evaluated in a prospective trial in patients with PIDD. A total of 74 patients (aged 3-83 years) received 4327 IGSC 20 % infusions over a median of 380.5 days. The rate of validated serious bacterial infections was 0...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Immunology
M Otto, L Markvardsen, H Tankisi, J Jakobsen, A Fuglsang-Frederiksen
OBJECTIVE: To characterize changes in motor nerve conduction studies (MNCS) and motor unit number index (MUNIX) following treatment with subcutaneous immunoglobulin and to assess whether these changes are related to muscle strength. METHODS: Data from 23 patients participating in a randomized, controlled trial were analyzed. MNCS and MUNIX were performed before and after 12 weeks of treatment. Isokinetic strength (IMS) was measured in various muscles together with grip strength (GS)...
August 21, 2016: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
Morie A Gertz
DISEASE OVERVIEW: Immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis is a clonal, nonproliferative plasma cell disorder in which fragments of immunoglobulin light chain are deposited in tissues. Clinical features depend on organs involved but can include restrictive cardiomyopathy, nephrotic syndrome, hepatic failure, peripheral/autonomic neuropathy, and atypical multiple myeloma. DIAGNOSIS: Tissue biopsy stained with Congo red demonstrating amyloid deposits with applegreen birefringence is required for diagnosis...
September 2016: American Journal of Hematology
Nadia Ben Abdelhafidh, Sana Toujeni, Asma Kefi, Najeh Bousetta, Sameh Sayhi, Imen Gharsallah, Salah Othmani
Panniculitis is an inflammatory disease of subcutaneous adipose tissue which is rarely associated with dermatomyositis. It can occur before, after or simultaneously with muscle damage. In most cases, the evolution of panniculitis and of other dermatomyositis affections is favorable with corticosteroids and/or immunosuppressants. We report the case of a 48 year-old patient who developed panniculitis lesions 2 months before having muscular signs. Skin involvement was resistant to corticosteroid treatment associated with immunosuppressants drugs...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
Radhakrishnan Subramaniyan, Ajay Chopra
BACKGROUND: Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) has a detrimental effect on patients' emotional and physical quality of life. Omalizumab, an anti-immunoglobulin E humanized monoclonal antibody, has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of refractory chronic urticaria patients but may not be an economically viable option for all CSU patients. However, we present a case series where a single dose of omalizumab gave sustained relief of symptoms in patients with CSU, which may be an economical option...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Guang-Jer Wu
Ectopic expression of MCAM/MUC18, a cell adhesion molecule in the immunoglobulin-like gene superfamily, induces two moMCAM/MUC18-minus, non-metastatic mouse melanoma K1735 sublines, K3 (tumor(+)/met(low)) and K10 (tumor(-)/met(low)), to metastasize to lungs in a syngeneic C3H mouse model. In this report, we extended investigation of effects of moMCAM/MUC18 expression on tumorigenesis and metastasis in another lowly metastatic, however highly tumorigenic moMCAM/MUC18-minus mouse melanoma K1735 subline, K9 (tumor(+++)/met(low))...
August 10, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
Marie François, Kuniko Takagi, Romain Legrand, Nicolas Lucas, Stephanie Beutheu, Christine Bôle-Feysot, Aurore Cravezic, Naouel Tennoune, Jean-Claude do Rego, Moïse Coëffier, Akio Inui, Pierre Déchelotte, Sergueï O Fetissov
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Cancer chemotherapy is commonly accompanied by mucositis, anorexia, weight loss, and anxiety independently from cancer-induced anorexia-cachexia, further aggravating clinical outcome. Ghrelin is a peptide hormone produced in gastric mucosa that reaches the brain to stimulate appetite. In plasma, ghrelin is protected from degradation by ghrelin-reactive immunoglobulins (Ig). To analyze possible involvement of ghrelin in the chemotherapy-induced anorexia and anxiety, gastric ghrelin expression, plasma levels of ghrelin, and ghrelin-reactive IgG were studied in rats treated with methotrexate (MTX)...
2016: Frontiers in Nutrition
Shiven S Patel, Jennifer E Fergeson, Mark C Glaum, Richard F Lockey
Selective immunoglobulin M deficiency (SIgMD) is a rare disorder with varying clinical features. The prevalence of SIgMD is 0.03-3%. Patients may be asymptomatic or else present with recurrent infection, autoimmunity, atopic disease and/or malignancy. About 50% of patients with symptomatic SIgMD also have impaired antibody responses to the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine. We report on an adult who presented with symptomatic SIgMD with impaired pneumococcal polysaccharide antibody responses and lymphopenia, who experienced a significant clinical improvement in the frequency of infections after subcutaneous immunoglobulin replacement therapy...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
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