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Rajesh Kumar Wadhwa, Aisha Nazeer, Ayesha Aslam Rai, Nasir Hassan Luck
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the incidence of gastrointestinal disorders requiring endoscopic and histopathologic diagnoses in renal transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective analysis, we examined records of patients seen at the Department of Hepato-Gastroenterology and Transplantation Sciences, Sindh Institute of Urology and Trans?lantation (Karachi, Pakistan) from January 2010 to December 2014. Renal transplant recipients with gastrointestinal disorders who required endoscopy, including proctoscopy and upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy as per indication, were included...
March 9, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
L Li, Y Wang, C H Yan, X J Huang
Objective: To investigate the threshold of cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNAemia for preemptive antiviral therapy in patients with allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Methods: Viral load between 1×10(3) copies/ml and 5×10(3) copies/ml was defined as low viral load by real time Q-PCR. Clinical data and outcome were collected. Results: A total of 95 allo-HSCT recipients with low viral load from September 2014 to February 2015 were recruited in this study. The control group included 37 patients who received preemptive initial antiviral therapy...
March 1, 2018: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
Cynthia T Nguyen, Julius Li, Stephanie Anders, Julia Garcia-Diaz, Catherine Staffeld-Coit, Jonathan Hand
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend metronidazole for the treatment of mild-to-moderate C. difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD), while oral vancomycin is preferred for severe disease. However, data are lacking among the solid organ transplant (SOT) population. METHODS: This single center, retrospective cohort study evaluated adult SOT recipients with mild-to-moderate CDAD. Analysis 1 evaluated patients receiving initial therapy with metronidazole versus oral vancomycin for at least 72 hours...
March 7, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
Keiji Kurata, Kimikazu Yakushijin, Atsuo Okamura, Motohiro Yamamori, Hiroya Ichikawa, Rina Sakai, Yu Mizutani, Seiji Kakiuchi, Yoshiharu Miyata, Akihito Kitao, Shinichiro Kawamoto, Hiroshi Matsuoka, Tohru Murayama, Hironobu Minami
PURPOSE: Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is increasingly used among Japanese patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). Because pharmacokinetic data for MMF in the Asian population are limited, we conducted this investigation. METHODS: Intravenous MMF (1000 mg/dose) was administered to 10 patients along with cyclosporine or tacrolimus for 10 days after allo-SCT; it was administered every 8 h in peripheral blood stem cell- and bone marrow-transplanted patients, and every 12 h in cord blood-transplanted patients...
March 6, 2018: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
So Yeon Kim, Yang Hyun Baek, Sang Young Han, Sung Wook Lee, Young Hoon Roh, Kwan Woo Kim, Sung Hwa Kang, Jin Sook Jeong
There are currently over 5,000-known species of mushrooms worldwide. Only 20-25% of mushrooms have been named, and 3% of these are poisonous. More than 95% of mushroom poisoning cases occur due to difficulties associated with the identification of mushroom species. Most of the fatal mushroom poisoning cases recorded to date have been related to the Amanita species. Until now, a case of fatal poisoning caused by Macrolepiota neomastoidea ( M. neomastoidea ) has not been reported in Asia. A 57-year-old male patient was admitted to the emergency room with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain...
February 25, 2018: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
F Yilmaz, N Soyer, R Uslu, A P Erdogan, B Karaca, G Saydam, F Sahin, F Vural
BACKGROUND AND AIM: About 20-25% of the testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT) are relapsed or refractory after first line therapy and optimal treatment for this group is poorly defined. We aimed to analyze the efficacy and safety of autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) in this patient group.Material and. METHODS: 19 patients with 28 ASCT were retrospectively analyzed. All the patients were treated with BEP (Bleomycin, etoposide, cisplatin) as first line therapy and TIP(paclitexalifosfamide, cisplatin) was given as salvage chemotherapy...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Cancer
Giorgio Q Pereira, Lucas A Gomes, Iago S Santos, Alice F Alfieri, J S Weese, Marcio C Costa
BACKGROUND: Diarrhea associated with parvovirus infection is common in dogs. Supportive care is the mainstay of treatment, but recovery may be prolonged and mortality rate can be high. Modification of the intestinal bacterial microbiota has been promising in human and veterinary medicine as an adjunctive treatment of various enteric diseases. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the safety and efficacy of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) on the clinical recovery of puppies with acute hemorrhagic diarrhea syndrome...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Satoshi Koyama, Hiroyuki Fujita, Takeshi Shimosato, Aki Kamijo, Yasufumi Ishiyama, Eri Yamamoto, Yoshimi Ishii, Yukako Hattori, Maki Hagihara, Etsuko Yamazaki, Naoto Tomita, Hideaki Nakajima
Probiotic-rich foods are consumed without much restriction. We report here, a case of septic shock caused by yogurt derived Lactobacillus species in a 54-year-old male patient with acute promyelocytic leukemia, in second complete remission, and who was an autologous stem cell transplantation recipient. He received high dose chemotherapy and autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. He ingested commercially available probiotic-enriched yogurt because of severe diarrhea. One week later, he developed septic shock, and the pathogen was determined by strain-specific PCR analysis as Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (ATCC 53103), which was found to be identical with the strain in the yogurt he consumed...
February 17, 2018: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
Luis Guzman, Fang Qiu, Andre C Kalil, David F Mercer, Alan Langnas, Diana F Florescu
BACKGROUND: C. difficile is the most common cause of healthcare-associated infectious diarrhea. Risk factors for C. difficile infections (CDI) in intestinal transplant recipients (ITR) are not well defined. The aim of our study was to assess specific risk factors for CDI in ITR. METHODS: This is a 1:3 case-control study that included 29 ITR who developed CDI (cases) and 87 ITR without CDI (controls) observed during the first year post transplantation. Wilcoxon rank sum and Fisher's exact tests were used to compare variables...
February 10, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
Kosaku Nanki, Shinta Mizuno, Katsuyoshi Matsuoka, Keiko Ono, Shinya Sugimoto, Hiroki Kiyohara, Mari Arai, Moeko Nakashima, Kozue Takeshita, Keiichiro Saigusa, Mitsutoshi Senoh, Tadashi Fukuda, Makoto Naganuma, Haru Kato, Wataru Suda, Masahira Hattori, Takanori Kanai
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has been reported as a safe and effective therapy in patients with refractory and recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). FMT has also been reported as a promising therapy in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). Both, CDI and UC, are believed to be caused by dysbiosis, such as altered compositions or decreased diversity of the intestinal microbiota. This report describes a patient with UC in remission with a second recurrent episode of CDI, who was treated with FMT...
January 2018: Intestinal Research
Ana Ponte, Rolando Pinho, Margarida Mota, Joana Silva, Nuno Vieira, Rosa Oliveira, Jaime Rodrigues, Mafalda Sousa, Isabel Sousa, João Carvalho
AIM: this study aimed to describe the efficacy and safety of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for the treatment of refractory and recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). METHODS: this was an observational study of patients with refractory or recurrent CDI treated with FMT between June 2014 and January 2017. Primary and secondary outcomes were the resolution of diarrhea without CDI recurrence within two months after one or more FMT. A descriptive analysis was performed...
February 7, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Irneet Mundi, Ritu Pankaj, Geetanjali Grover, Mohinish Chhabra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
Christian Nusshag, Christian Morath, Martin Zeier, Markus A Weigand, Uta Merle, Thorsten Brenner
RATIONALE: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a life-threatening disease entity primarily described in children, but not less relevant in adults. It is characterized by a misdirected activation of the immune system, resulting in an uncontrolled cytokine release from macrophages and cytotoxic T-cells (CTLs). Primary HLH relies on a genetic predisposition, whereas secondary HLH develops in the context of infections, malignancies or autoimmune diseases. However, the awareness and therapeutic knowledge for HLH in adulthood is limited...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Wanessa Trindade Clemente, Lígia Camera Pierrotti, Edson Abdala, Michele I Morris, Luiz S Azevedo, Rogelio López-Vélez, Manuel Cuenca-Estrella, Julian Torre-Cisneros, Eskild Petersen, Luis Fernando A Camargo, Alissa Jade Wright, Nicholas J Beeching, Eduardo Garcia Vilela, Guilherme Santoro-Lopes, Oscar Len, Raquel S B Stucchi, Oriol Manuel, Luciana Costa Faria, Hakan Leblebicioglu, Shirish Huprikar, Israel Molina, Paulo Henrique Orlandi Mourão, Camille N Kotton, José María Aguado
The Recommendations for Management of Endemic Diseases and Travel Medicine in Solid-Organ Transplant Recipients and Donors: Latin America clinical practice guideline is intended to guide clinicians caring for solid-organ transplant (SOT) donors, candidates and recipients regarding infectious diseases (ID) issues related to this geographical region, mostly located in the tropics. These recommendations are based on both systematic reviews of relevant literature and expert opinion from both transplant ID and travel medicine specialists...
February 2018: Transplantation
Nicholas J Beeching, Jordi Carratalà, Raymund R Razonable, Isabel Oriol, Eduardo Garcia Vilela
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Transplantation
Sheng-Xuan Liu, Yin-Hu Li, Wen-Kui Dai, Xue-Song Li, Chuang-Zhao Qiu, Meng-Ling Ruan, Biao Zou, Chen Dong, Yan-Hong Liu, Jia-Yi He, Zhi-Hua Huang, Sai-Nan Shu
AIM: To investigate the impact of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) treatment on allergic colitis (AC) and gut microbiota (GM). METHODS: We selected a total of 19 AC infants, who suffered from severe diarrhea/hematochezia, did not relieve completely after routine therapy or cannot adhere to the therapy, and were free from organ congenital malformations and other contraindications for FMT. Qualified donor-derived stools were collected and injected to the AC infants via a rectal tube...
December 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
A Cusini, C Béguelin, S Stampf, K Boggian, C Garzoni, M Koller, O Manuel, P Meylan, N J Mueller, H Hirsch, M Weisser, C Berger, C van Delden
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a leading cause of infectious diarrhea in solid organ transplant recipients (SOT). We aimed to assess incidence, risk factors and outcome of CDI within the Swiss Transplant Cohort Study (STCS). We performed a case-control study of SOT recipients in the STCS diagnosed with CDI between May 2008 and August 2013. We matched two control subjects per case by age at transplantation, sex and transplanted organ. A multivariable analysis was performed using conditional logistic regression to identify risk factors and evaluate outcome of CDI...
January 19, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
Juan C Ramirez-Sandoval, Ricardo Varela-Jimenez, Luis E Morales-Buenrostro
We report a case of capillary leak that developed during treatment of antibody-mediated rejection in a kidney transplant recipient. A 53-year-old female transplant recipient experienced an increase in serum creatinine from 1.1 to 1.8 mg/dL. Antibody-mediated rejection was diagnosed by graft biopsy. She was treated with five plasmapheresis sessions (on alternate days with albumin replacement), five doses of immunoglobulin (5 g/dose at 100 mg/kg), a single dose of rituximab (500 mg), and four doses of bortezomib on days 1, 4, 7, and 10 (1...
January 17, 2018: CEN Case Reports
S M Heimann, M R Cruz Aguilar, S Mellinghof, M J G T Vehreschild
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the most important cause of healthcare-associated infectious diarrhea in industrialized countries. We performed a literature review of the overall economic burden of initial and recurrent CDI as well as of the cost-effectiveness of the various treatment strategies applied in these settings. Even though analysis of health economic data is complicated by the limited comparability of results, our review identified several internationally consistent results. Authors from different countries have shown that recurrent CDI disproportionally contributes to the overall economic burden of CDI and therefore offers considerable saving potential...
January 11, 2018: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
Manon Launay, Antoine Roux, Laurence Beaumont, Benoit Douvry, Lucien Lecuyer, Emmanuel Douez, Clément Picard, Dominique Grenet, Vincent Jullien, Véronique Boussaud, Romain Guillemain, Eliane M Billaud
Appropriate exposure to posaconazole (PSZ) has been limited until the recent approval of the delayed-release oral tablet formulation. Our goal was to determine the exposure obtained by using the standard dose of 300 mg once a day in lung transplant (LT) patients, including patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). PSZ trough concentrations ( C 0 ) were determined using a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry assay. Indicative thresholds of interest were <0.7 mg/liter for prophylaxis and 1 to 3 mg/liter for cure...
March 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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