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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783157/vaccines-and-the-association-with-relapses-in-patients-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
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Maureen A Mealy, Lawrence J Cook, Florence Pache, Diego L Velez, Nadja Borisow, Daniel Becker, Jorge A Jimenez Arango, Friedemann Paul, Michael Levy
BACKGROUND: It is unknown if vaccines cause non-specific immune activation in patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and no consensus on the use of vaccines exists for this population. We investigated the temporal association of vaccinations with relapses in patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. METHODS: This is a multi-center retrospective analysis of patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder for whom immunization history and clinical records from disease onset were available...
May 7, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782877/analysis-of-spontaneous-resolution-of-cytomegalovirus-replication-after-transplantation-in-cmv-seropositive-patients-with-pretransplant-cd8-ifng-response
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Aurora Páez-Vega, Antonio Poyato, Alberto Rodriguez-Benot, Lluis Guirado, Jesús Fortún, Oscar Len, Edson Abdala, María C Fariñas, Elisa Cordero, Carmen de Gracia, Domingo Hernández, Rafael González, Julián Torre-Cisneros, Sara Cantisán
This prospective study evaluates whether CMV-seropositive (R+) transplant patients with pretransplant CD8+IFNG+ T-cell response to cytomegalovirus (CMV) (CD8+IFNG+ response) can spontaneously clear the CMV viral load without requiring treatment. A total of 104 transplant patients (kidney/liver) with pretransplant CD8+IFNG+ response were evaluable. This response was determined using QuantiFERON-CMV assay. The incidence of CMV replication and disease was 45.2% (47/104) and 6.7% (7/104), respectively. Of the total patients, 77...
May 18, 2018: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782661/comparable-outcomes-in-intestinal-retransplantation-single-center-cohort-study
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Burcin Ekser, Chandrashekhar A Kubal, Jonathan A Fridell, Richard S Mangus
BACKGROUND: Graft loss in intestinal transplantation (ITx) is close to 25% in the first year and 50% at 5-year post-transplantation. Although technically and immunologically challenging, intestinal retransplantation is now the 4th most common indication for ITx. METHODS: The aim of this study is to review and compare the outcomes of intestinal retransplantation with primary ITx, which included isolated ITx, modified multivisceral transplantation (mMVTx), and full MVTx, between 2003-2014 at Indiana University...
May 21, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782427/clinical-profile-of-levamisole-adulterated-cocaine-induced-vasculitis-vasculopathy-a-30-case-series
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Carlos Horacio Muñoz-Vahos, Sebastián Herrera-Uribe, Álvaro Arbeláez-Cortés, Daniel Jaramillo-Arroyave, Luis Alonso González-Naranjo, Gloria Vásquez-Duque, Mauricio Restrepo-Escobar, Luis Alfonso Correa-Londoño, Luis Fernando Arias-Restrepo, Adriana Lucía Vanegas-García
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to describe clinical and laboratory manifestations of patients with levamisole-adulterated cocaine-induced vasculitis/vasculopathy and to propose a skin classification according to the distribution and severity of lesions. METHODS: We report the characteristics of 30 patients admitted with levamisole-adulterated cocaine-induced vasculitis/vasculopathy in 4 high-complexity institutions in Colombia, from December 2010 to May 2017...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782054/assessment-of-porcine-endogenous-retrovirus-transmission-across-an-alginate-barrier-used-for-the-encapsulation-of-porcine-islets
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Claire Crossan, Nizar I Mourad, Karen Smith, Pierre Gianello, Linda Scobie
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous implantation of a macroencapsulated patch containing human allogenic islets has been successfully used to alleviate type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in a human recipient without the need for immunosuppression. The use of encapsulated porcine islets to treat T1DM has also been reported. Although no evidence of pathogen transfer using this technology has been reported to date, we deemed it appropriate to determine if the encapsulation technology would prevent the release of virus, in particular, the porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV)...
May 21, 2018: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781953/keeping-secrets-localized-immunosuppression-in-vca
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Christina L Kaufman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781950/report-of-the-key-opinion-leaders-meeting-on-stem-cell-derived-beta-cells
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Jon Odorico, James Markmann, Douglas Melton, Julia Greenstein, Albert Hwa, Cristina Nostro, Alireza Rezania, Jose Oberholzer, Daniel Pipeleers, Luhan Yang, Chad Cowan, Danwei Huangfu, Dieter Egli, Uri Ben-David, Ludovic Vallier, Shane T Grey, Qizhi Tang, Bart Roep, Camilo Ricordi, Ali Naji, Giuseppe Orlando, Daniel G Anderson, Mark Poznansky, Barbara Ludwig, Alice Tomei, Dale L Greiner, Melanie Graham, Melissa Carpenter, Giovanni Migliaccio, Kevin D'Amour, Bernhard Hering, Lorenzo Piemonti, Thierry Berney, Mike Rickels, Thomas Kay, Ann Adams
Beta cell replacement has the potential to restore euglycemia in patients with insulin dependent diabetes. While great progress has been made in establishing allogeneic islet transplantation from deceased donors as the standard of care for those with the most labile diabetes, it is also clear that the deceased donor organ supply cannot possibly treat all those who could benefit from restoration of a normal beta cell mass, especially if immunosuppression were not required. Against this background, the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA) in collaboration with the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI), the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and the Helmsley Foundation held a 2-day Key Opinion Leaders Meeting in Boston in 2016 to bring together experts in generating and transplanting beta cells derived from stem cells...
April 30, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781948/outcomes-of-pediatric-abo-incompatible-living-kidney-transplantations-from-2002-to-2015-an-analysis-of-the-japanese-kidney-transplant-registry
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Motoshi Hattori, Makiko Mieno, Seiichiro Shishido, Atsushi Aikawa, Hidetaka Ushigome, Shinichi Ohshima, Kota Takahashi, Akira Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: Extensive data have been accumulated for adults who have undergone ABO-incompatible (ABOi)-living kidney transplantation (LKT). In contrast, available published data on pediatric recipients who underwent ABOi-LKT from the early to middle 2000s is very limited. Thus, pediatric ABOi-LKT has remained relatively rare and there is a lack of large, multicenter data. METHODS: We analyzed data from the Japanese Kidney Transplant Registry to clarify the patient and graft outcomes of pediatric recipients who underwent ABOi-LKT from 2002 to 2015...
April 30, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781861/clinico-pathological-study-of-4-cases-of-pseudoherpetic-grover-disease-the-same-as-vesicular-grover-disease
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Tania M Capusan, María Herrero-Moyano, Javier Fraga, Mar Llamas-Velasco
INTRODUCTION: Grover disease (GD) was described with 4 histopathological patterns, but later wide histopathological studies found additional ones including vesicular GD. From 2014, 2 new patterns, GD with epidermolytic hyperkeratosis and pseudoherpetic GD, have been proposed. OBJECTIVES: The authors present 4 cases of pseudoherpetic GD and review the 6 previously published cases to better characterize this variant clinically and histopathologically. RESULTS: Half of the patients were men...
June 2018: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781850/comparing-processed-nerve-allografts-and-assessing-their-capacity-to-retain-and-release-nerve-growth-factor
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Alonda C Pollins, Richard B Boyer, Marlieke Nussenbaum, Wesley P Thayer
Peripheral nerve gap injuries continue to present a clinical challenge to today's surgeons. One method of surgical repair, implantation of acellular allografts, has been developed with the aim of bridging the gap with a cadaveric graft after removal of its cellular components, thereby accelerating axonal regeneration and eliminating the need for immunosuppression in recipient patients. Although decellularizing allografts reduces rates of graft rejection, the same chemical processing modifies the neural microenvironment, removing neutrotrophic factors and modifying the complex extracellular matrix...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780945/treatment-challenges-in-an-atypical-presentation-of-tubulointerstitial-nephritis-and-uveitis-tinu
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Sonny Caplash, Sapna Gangaputra, Shilpa Kodati, Shamir Tuchman, Hemalatha Srinivasalu, H Nida Sen
Purpose: To describe an atypical presentation of Tubulointerstitial Nephritis and Uveitis (TINU), with challenges in treatment course. Observations: A 12-year-old Hispanic female presented to the National Eye Institute's Uveitis clinic with bilateral blurred vision, red eyes and photophobia, not responsive to topical steroids. On exam, she had bilateral severe panuveitis with areas of subretinal fluid. During her evaluation, she was noted to have elevated serum creatinine...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780924/disseminated-nocardiosis-with-retinal-abscess-in-a-patient-treated-for-bullous-pemphigoid
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Sidharth Puri, Amir Hadayer, Andrea Breaux, Charles C Barr
Purpose: To report a case of disseminated Nocardiosis with retinal and intracranial lesions. Observations: A 49-year-old woman immunosuppressed because of treatment given for bullous pemphigoid presented with altered mental status and multiple intracranial lesions on imaging. The patient was found to have multiple retinal lesions in both eyes, including a subretinal abscess in the right eye. The patient underwent brain biopsy, confirming Nocardia farcinica histopathologically and in culture...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780921/is-it-melanoma-associated-retinopathy-or-drug-toxicity-bilateral-cystoid-macular-edema-posing-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-dilemma
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Sachi R Patel, Stavros N Moysidis, Nicole Koulisis, Philip P Storey, Amir H Kashani, Narsing A Rao, Damien C Rodger
Purpose: To report the clinical presentation, multimodal imaging, and management of a patient with metastatic melanoma who presented with cystoid macular edema (CME). Observations: We report a case of a 71-year-old Caucasian male with metastatic melanoma who presented with bilateral cystoid macular edema after being on treatment with a programmed T cell death ligand 1 inhibitor, MPDL3280, for 1 year. Multimodal imaging techniques, including color fundus photographs, autofluorescence, spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT), fluorescein angiography (Spectralis, Heidelberg, Germany), and spectral-domain OCT angiography (Zeiss; California, USA) were performed to evaluate the etiology of his CME and to monitor his response to treatment...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780913/cryptococcal-choroiditis-in-advanced-aids-with-clinicopathologic-correlation
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Christopher M Aderman, Ian R Gorovoy, Daniel L Chao, Michele M Bloomer, Anthony Obeid, Jay M Stewart
Purpose: To describe a case of disseminated cryptococcal meningitis with multifocal choroiditis and provide optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings correlated with described histopathology in a patient with advanced acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Observations: The patient was a 54-year-old man with AIDS who presented with dyspnea and headache followed by acute vision loss. OCT demonstrated a lesion with a small area of fluid that was limited by a more prominent and irregular external limiting membrane with underlying nodular choroidal thickening, mild RPE disorganization, and hyperreflectivity of the overlying photoreceptor layer...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780909/disseminated-silicone-granulomatosis-in-the-face-and-orbit
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Tiffany A Chen, Carmel L Mercado, Katie L Topping, Benjamin P Erickson, Kimberly P Cockerham, Andrea L Kossler
Purpose: To report a case of disseminated silicone granulomatosis presenting with ptosis, proptosis and vision loss. Observations: A 56-year-old female presented with ptosis, proptosis, and vision loss and was noted to have palpable, erythematous masses involving the orbit, face, trunk, and body. She had a history of bilateral silicone breast implants and cosmetic facial filler injections. Orbital biopsy demonstrated non-caseating granulomas with foreign-body giant cells and vacuoles containing material consistent with silicone...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780824/clinical-histological-and-immunohistochemical-findings-in-inclusion-body-myositis
#16
Leonardo Valente de Camargo, Mary Souza de Carvalho, Samuel Katsuyuki Shinjo, Acary Souza Bulle de Oliveira, Edmar Zanoteli
Sporadic inclusion body myositis (sIBM) is considered the most common acquired myopathy aged over 50 years. The disease is characterized by a particular process of muscle degeneration characterized by abnormal deposit of protein aggregates in association with inflammation. The aim of this study was to present clinical and muscle histopathological findings, including immunostaining for LC3B, p62, α -synuclein, and TDP-43, in 18 patients with sIBM. The disease predominated in males (61%) and European descendants, with onset of clinical manifestations around 59 years old...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780656/primary-leiomyosarcoma-of-the-colon-a-report-of-two-cases-review-of-the-literature-and-association-with-immunosuppression-for-ibd-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
#17
Jessica S Crystal, Kristin Korderas, David Schwartzberg, Steven C Tizio, Min Zheng, Glenn Parker
Primary leiomyosarcomas (LMS) of the colon are rare and aggressive neoplasms and have been infrequently reported in the literature. These tumors are more aggressive and have poorer prognoses than adenocarcinoma of the colon and are often mistaken as such on initial evaluation. While the former has a clear association with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), this correlation is not known to exist with LMS and IBD. Nor is there a known link between LMS and the immunosuppression for IBD, despite the known association between malignancy and immunosuppression for other diseases...
2018: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780382/extracellular-purine-metabolism-is-the-switchboard-of-immunosuppressive-macrophages-and-a-novel-target-to-treat-diseases-with-macrophage-imbalances
#18
Anna Ohradanova-Repic, Christian Machacek, Celine Charvet, Franck Lager, Delphine Le Roux, René Platzer, Vladimir Leksa, Goran Mitulovic, Thomas R Burkard, Gerhard J Zlabinger, Michael B Fischer, Vincent Feuillet, Gilles Renault, Stephan Blüml, Miroslav Benko, Miloslav Suchanek, Johannes B Huppa, Takami Matsuyama, Artur Cavaco-Paulo, Georges Bismuth, Hannes Stockinger
If misregulated, macrophage (Mϕ)-T cell interactions can drive chronic inflammation thereby causing diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We report that in a proinflammatory environment, granulocyte-Mϕ (GM-CSF)- and Mϕ colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF)-dependent Mϕs have dichotomous effects on T cell activity. While GM-CSF-dependent Mϕs show a highly stimulatory activity typical for M1 Mϕs, M-CSF-dependent Mϕs, marked by folate receptor β (FRβ), adopt an immunosuppressive M2 phenotype. We find the latter to be caused by the purinergic pathway that directs release of extracellular ATP and its conversion to immunosuppressive adenosine by co-expressed CD39 and CD73...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780145/reversible-cognitive-dysfunction-in-elderly-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-successfully-treated-with-aggressive-immunosuppressive-therapy
#19
Yuya Fujita, Shoichi Fukui, Midori Ishida, Yushiro Endo, Sosuke Tsuji, Ayuko Takatani, Takashi Igawa, Toshimasa Shimizu, Masataka Umeda, Remi Sumiyoshi, Ayako Nishino, Tomohiro Koga, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Naoki Iwamoto, Kunihiro Ichinose, Mami Tamai, Hideki Nakamura, Tomoki Origuchi, Atsushi Kawakami
A 70-year-old Japanese woman presented to our hospital with gait disturbance and cognitive dysfunction. Since she had arthritis, leukocytopenia, thrombocytopenia, hypocomplementemia, and anti-nuclear and anti-double-stranded DNA antibodies, she was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging revealed bilateral hyperintensities in the putamen. Based on her cognitive impairment, muscle rigidity, and high levels of interleukin-6 in the cerebrospinal fluid, we believed she had developed a complication of a neuropsychiatric disease and administered corticosteroids and intravenous cyclophosphamide therapy...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779986/photodynamic-therapy-corrects-abnormal-cancer-associated-gene-expression-observed-in-actinic-keratosis-lesions-and-induces-a-remodeling-effect-in-photodamaged-skin
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Florence Joly, Sophie Deret, Bastien Gamboa, Corinne Menigot, Paul Fogel, Carine Mounier, Pascale Reiniche, Farzaneh Sidou, Jérome Aubert, John Lear, Anthony A Fryer, Francesca Zolezzi, Johannes J Voegel
BACKGROUND: Actinic keratoses (AK) are proliferations of neoplastic keratinocytes in the epidermis resulting from cumulative exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR), which are liable to transform into squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Organ Transplant Recipients (OTR) have an increased risk of developing SCC as a consequence of long-term immunosuppressive therapy. The aim of this study was to determine the molecular signature of AKs from OTR prior to treatment with methyl aminolevulinate-photodynamic therapy (MAL-PDT), and to assess what impact the treatment has on promoting remodeling of the photo-damaged skin...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Science
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