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G Varela-Fascinetto, C Benchimol, R Reyes-Acevedo, M Genevray, D Bradley, J Ives, H T Silva
This multicenter, open-label study evaluated the tolerability of extended prophylaxis with valganciclovir in pediatric kidney transplant recipients at risk of CMV disease. Fifty-six patients aged 4 months to 16 years received once-daily valganciclovir oral solution and/or tablets, dosed by BSA and renal function, for up to 200 days. The most common AEs on treatment were upper respiratory tract infection (33.9%), urinary tract infection (33.9%), diarrhea (32.1%), leukopenia (25.0%), neutropenia (23.2%), and headache (21...
October 17, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
Yanling Wei, Jun Yang, Jun Wang, Yang Yang, Juan Huang, Hao Gong, Hongli Cui, Dongfeng Chen
BACKGROUND: The dysbiosis of intestinal microbiota plays an important role in the development of gut-derived infections, making it a potential therapeutic target against multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) after sepsis. However, the effectiveness of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in treating this disease has been rarely investigated. METHODS: Two male patients, a 65-year-old and an 84-year-old, were initially diagnosed with cerebellar hemorrhage and cerebral infarction, respectively, after admission...
October 18, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Giovanni Gasbarrini, Fiorenza Bonvicini, Annagiulia Gramenzi
Gut microbiota promotes healthy effects on the host and prevents diseases. Probiotic (probios, for life) are defined as "live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host." At the beginning of 1900s Louis Pasteur identified the microorganisms responsible for the process of fermentation, whereas E. Metchnikoff associated the enhanced longevity of Bulgarian rural people to the regular consumption of fermented dairy products such as yogurt. He suggested that lactobacilli might counteract the putrefactive effects of gastrointestinal metabolism that contributed to illness and aging...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Anton M Kolomeyer, Ken K Nischal, Ellen Mitchell
PURPOSE: To report a case of bilateral cavernous sinus thrombosis (CST) in a patient with tacrolimus-associated posttransplant thrombotic microangiopathy. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: An 8-year-old boy with a medical history of orthotopic heart transplant, posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease, and recurrent infections was hospitalized for nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. His ocular history included accommodative esotropia, hyperopia with astigmatism, Molluscum contagiosum lid lesions, and idiopathic intracranial hypertension...
October 13, 2016: European Journal of Ophthalmology
Sergio García-Fernández, María-Isabel Morosini, Marta Cobo, José Ramón Foruny, Antonio López-Sanromán, Javier Cobo, José Romero, Rafael Cantón, Rosa Del Campo
We report the fecal carriage eradication of a VIM-1-producing ST9 Klebsiella oxytoca strain in a pluripathological 84-year-old woman after fecal microbiota transplantation to control relapsing R027 hypervirulent Clostridium difficile infections. The donor was her son, in which the absence of fecal carbapenemase-producing bacteria was corroborated.
September 16, 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Sonia Halioui-Louhaichi, Ons Azzabi, Nadia Mattoussi, Hasna Labiadh, Khadija Bousseta, Neji Tebib, Taher Gargah, Sayda Ben Becher, Mohamed Ridha Barbouch, Mohamed Bejaoui, Ahmed Maherzi
Background Primary immunodeficiencies (PID) are a group of heterogeneous and relatively rare diseases. Aim to determine the clinical characteristics, outcome and genetic data of primary immunodeficiencies in pediatrics patients. Methods A retrospective, descriptive and multicentered study, enrolling 33 children presenting a PID in Tunis, during a period of 22 years (1991-2012). Resultats a masculine predominance has been noticed with a sex ratio at 2,3. Consanguinity was found in 71% of family cases. History of early infant deaths was found in 42% of cases...
April 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Lauren Y Lee, Daniela P Ladner, Michael G Ison
BACKGROUND: Norovirus (NoV) is gaining recognition as an important cause of diarrhea among solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients, but existing studies have been limited by a small sample size. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of all adult SOT recipients diagnosed with NoV between 2006 and 2013 and compared their data to that of adult SOT recipients with diarrhea who tested negative for NoV during that time. RESULTS: A total of 192 patients with diarrhea had stool NoV testing as part of their work-up during the study period; of these patients, 35% (67) tested positive for NoV...
October 4, 2016: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
Neslihan Edeer Karaca, Guzide Aksu, Ezgi Ulusoy, Serap Aksoylar, Salih Gozmen, Ferah Genel, Sanem Akarcan, Nesrin Gulez, Tatjana Hirschmugl, Savas Kansoy, Kaan Boztug, Necil Kutukculer
Alterations of immune homeostasis in the gut may result in development of inflammatory bowel disease. A five-month-old girl was referred for recurrent respiratory and genitourinary tract infections, sepsis in neonatal period, chronic diarrhea, perianal abscess, rectovaginal fistula, and hyperemic skin lesions. She was born to second-degree consanguineous, healthy parents. Her elder siblings were lost at 4 months of age due to sepsis and 1 year of age due to inflammatory bowel disease, respectively. Absolute neutrophil and lymphocyte counts, immunoglobulin levels, and lymphocyte subsets were normal ruling out severe congenital neutropenia and classic severe combined immunodeficiencies...
2016: Case Reports in Immunology
Diana F Florescu, Uriel Sandkovsky
Diarrhea is a common complication in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients and may be attributed to immunosuppressive drugs or infectious organisms such as bacteria, viruses or parasites. Cryptosporidium usually causes self-limited diarrhea in immunocompetent hosts. Although it is estimated that cryptosporidium is involved in about 12% of cases of infectious diarrhea in developing countries and causes approximately 748000 cases each year in the United States, it is still an under recognized and important cause of infectious diarrhea in SOT recipients...
September 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
Fanny Lanternier, Karima Amazzough, Loic Favennec, Marie-France Mamzer-Bruneel, Hendy Abdoul, Jérome Touret, Stéphane Decramer, Julien Zuber, Anne Scemla, Christophe Legendre, Olivier Lortholary, Marie-Elisabeth Bougnoux
BACKGROUND: Diarrhea is a frequent complication of solid organ transplantation. Cryptosporidiosis is classically reported in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and emerged as a cause of persistent diarrhea in solid organ transplant (SOT) patients. METHODS: Through the ANOFEL Cryptosporidium National Network and the French Transplantation Society, we collected all cryptosporidiosis cases identified in solid organ transplanted patients between 2006 and 2010 in France...
September 27, 2016: Transplantation
Michèle Voegeli, Stephanie Rondeau, Simona Berardi Vilei, Erika Lerch, Luciano Wannesson, Thomas Pabst, Jochen Rentschler, Mario Bargetzi, Lorenz Jost, Nicolas Ketterer, Angelika Bischof Delaloye, Michele Ghielmini
Standard conditioning regimens for autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) are often not tolerated by elderly patients, on one hand. Single high-dose melphalan, on the other hand, has been shown to be safe and active as a pretransplant preparative regimen in elderly patients. Y(90) -Ibritumomab tiuxetan (Y(90) -IT) is well tolerated and feasible in the transplantation setting. We therefore investigated the combination of high-dose melphalan and Y(90) -IT as a conditioning regimen for patients ≥65 years of age...
September 28, 2016: Hematological Oncology
Brandon C Chapman, Hunter B Moore, Douglas M Overbey, Alex P Morton, Ben Harnke, Mark E Gerich, Jon D Vogel
BACKGROUND: Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) restores a diverse bacterial profile to the gastrointestinal tract and may effectively treat patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The objective of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of FMT in the treatment of CDI. METHODS: Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Cochrane database were used. The authors searched studies with 10 or more patients examining the resolution of symptoms after FMT in patients with CDI...
October 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Gabriel Olveira, Inmaculada González-Molero
The concept of prebiotics, probiotics, and symbiotics and their use in different situations of daily clinical practice related to clinical nutrition is reviewed, as well as their role in the treatment/prevention of diarrhea (acute, induced by antibiotics, secondary to radiotherapy), inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and pouchitis), in colonic health (constipation, irritable bowel), in liver disease (steatosis and minimum encephalopathy), and in intensive care, surgical, and liver transplantation...
November 2016: Endocrinología y Nutrición: órgano de la Sociedad Española de Endocrinología y Nutrición
Pearlie P Chong, David van Duin, Jessica L Sonderup, Wendy J Grant, Andre C Kalil, Diana F Florescu
Solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients may develop protracted diarrheal illness from norovirus. We performed a retrospective chart review between January 2010 and April 2014 to identify predictors of persistent diarrhea in transplant recipients with norovirus enteritis. A total of 152 SOT recipients with mean age of 31.5 years (SD 23.1) were included: 43.4% male, 34.2% pediatric patients. Allograft types were abdominal 136 (89.5%) (kidney [39.5%], liver-small bowel [23%], other [27%]) and thoracic 16 (10...
October 6, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
Antonella Gallo, Giovanna Passaro, Antonio Gasbarrini, Raffaele Landolfi, Massimo Montalto
Alterations of intestinal microflora may significantly contribute to the pathogenesis of different inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. There is emerging interest on the role of selective modulation of microflora in inducing benefits in inflammatory intestinal disorders, by as probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, antibiotics, and fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT). To summarize recent evidences on microflora modulation in main intestinal inflammatory disorders, PubMed was searched using terms microbiota, intestinal flora, probiotics, prebiotics, fecal transplantation...
August 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Natasha Ghosh, Farida A Malik, Roshni G Daver, Jakapat Vanichanan, Pablo C Okhuysen
BACKGROUND: Viral associated diarrhea (VAD) due to Norovirus (NV), Rotavirus (RV) and Adenovirus (AV) is common in immunocompromised and cancer patients. We sought to determine if the clinical characteristics, morbidity and seasonality of infection differed according to the type of enteric virus identified. METHODS: Cases of NV, RV and AV were identified in stool specimens submitted to the clinical microbiology laboratory between November 2005 and February 2015...
September 13, 2016: Infectious Diseases
Noa Biran, Scott D Rowley, David H Vesole, Shijia Zhang, Michele L Donato, Joshua Richter, Alan P Skarbnik, Andrew Pecora, David S Siegel
Escalating doses of bortezomib with high-dose melphalan was evaluated as as a conditioning regimen for autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (MM). MM patients with less than a partial remission (PR) (or 50% reduction) compared to their pretransplantation paraprotein parameters after a prior ASCT with melphalan conditioning, or who were in relapse after a prior autologous transplantation, were eligible for study. Bortezomib was dose escalated in steps of 1, 1...
August 31, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Stephan Kemmner, Mareike Verbeek, Uwe Heemann
Acute kidney injury and long-term renal dysfunction are common problems following bone morrow transplantation (BMT) and highly related to mortality. The frequency and risk of renal dysfunction are directly related to the method of BMT, with myeloablative allogeneic BMT being associated to the highest risk followed by non-myeloablative allogeneic and myeloablative autologous BMT. The type of BMT is, thus, more important than co-factors such as advanced age, comorbidities, or high baseline serum creatinine. The causes for renal failure are multiple and include chemotherapy and high-dose radiation with fluid loss by diarrhea or vomiting, sepsis or nephrotoxic drugs such as calcineurin inhibitors and antimicrobials...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
Danielle El-Haddad, Firas El Chaer, Jackapat Vanichanan, Dimpy P Shah, Ella J Ariza-Heredia, Victor E Mulanovich, Alison M Gulbis, Elizabeth J Shpall, Roy F Chemaly
BACKGROUND: The emergence of resistance to available antiviral drugs may cause higher Cytomegalovirus (CMV)-associated morbidity and mortality in hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients. Few novel antiviral drugs are being developed with potential effect against refractory or resistant CMV infections. Brincidofovir, an oral nucleotide analog and prodrug of cidofovir, has shown in vitro activity against CMV. METHODS: We reviewed data of 4 cancer patients with resistant CMV or herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections and were treated with brincidofovir under emergency IND application...
October 2016: Antiviral Research
Riad Salem, Andrew C Gordon, Samdeep Mouli, Ryan Hickey, Joseph Kallini, Ahmed Gabr, Mary F Mulcahy, Talia Baker, Michael Abecassis, Frank Miller, Vahid Yaghmai, Kent Sato, Kush Desai, Bartley Thornburg, Al B Benson, Alfred Rademaker, Daniel Ganger, Laura Kulik, Robert J Lewandowski
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Conventional transarterial chemoembolization (cTACE) is used to treat patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Radioembolization is a minimally invasive procedure that involves implantation of radioactive micron-sized particles loaded with yttrium-90 (Y90) inside the blood vessels that supply a tumor. We performed a randomized, phase 2 study to compare the effects of cTACE and Y90 radioembolization in patients with HCC. METHODS: From October 2009 through October 2015, we reviewed patients with HCC of all Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stages for eligibility...
August 26, 2016: Gastroenterology
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