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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900974/disseminated-mycobacteria-chelonae-infection-in-a-kidney-pancreas-transplant-recipient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Shafi Malik, Ananda Ghosh, Shahid Husain
A 40-year-old male with a long-standing history of type 1 diabetes with end-stage renal failure underwent combined kidney-pancreas (KP) transplant from a standard criteria donor. Post-operative course was uncomplicated with good primary function of both transplant grafts. Induction was with thymoglobulin and maintenance immunosuppression was with tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil and prednisolone. Nine weeks post-transplant, the patient developed dysfunction of both grafts. Panel reactive antibody testing revealed that the patient had developed a de novo donor-specific antibody and considering an antibody-mediated rejection the patient was treated with intravenous pulse methyl prednisone 500 mg ×3 doses, IV immunoglobulin 2 mg/kg in two divided doses, and ATG 7 mg/kg (total dose of 700 mg)...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888534/early-steroid-withdrawal-results-in-improved-patient-and-graft-survival-and-lower-risk-of-post-transplant-cardiovascular-risk-profiles-a-single-center-10-year-experience
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Reynold Lopez-Soler, Ryan Chan, Jessica Martinolich, Lisa Park, Ashar Ata, Nikolaos Chandolias, David Conti
Long term use of steroids results in predictable secondary effects that can lead to increased morbidity and mortality. In this study, we present 10 years' worth of data of early steroid withdrawal (ESW) immunosuppression consisting of Mycophenolate, Sirolimus, and Tacrolimus. From 2003 to 2013, 563 kidney transplant recipients were weaned off steroids prior to discharge. We compared outcomes with that of our 65 historical controls maintained on steroids. We analyzed graft and patient survival and determined the incidence of steroid-related comorbidities such as hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and weight gain...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873516/cyclosporine-sparing-effect-of-enteric-coated-mycophenolate-sodium-in-de-novo-kidney-transplantation
#3
Su Hyung Lee, Jae Berm Park, Chang Kwon Oh, Myoung Soo Kim, Sung Joo Kim, Jongwon Ha
PURPOSE: The increased tolerability of enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS), compared to mycophenolate mofetil, among kidney transplant recipients has the potential to facilitate cyclosporine (CsA) minimization. Therefore, a prospective trial to determine the optimum EC-MPS dose in CsA-based immunosuppression regimens is necessary. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comparative, parallel, randomized, open-label study was performed for 140 patients from four centers to compare the efficacy and tolerability of low dose CsA with standard dose EC-MPS (the investigational group) versus standard dose CsA with low dose EC-MPS (the control group) for six months in de novo kidney transplant recipients...
January 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873464/hyalinosis-lesions-in-renal-transplant-biopsies-time-dependent-complexity-of-interpretation
#4
Gunilla Einecke, Jeff Reeve, Philip F Halloran
Because calcineurin inhibitor immunosuppressive drugs (CNIs) induce arteriolar hyalinosis (ah) in kidney transplants, ah lesions can potentially provide information about drug exposure. We studied the relationship of ah lesions to findings and outcomes in 562 indication biopsies taken 3 days to 35 years post-transplant. Prevalence of ah lesions increased with time post-transplant (TxBx). Ah-scores correlated with arterial intimal thickening and atrophy-fibrosis but, unlike atrophy-fibrosis, did not increase until after 500 days because of a background of ah1 lesions in early biopsies reflecting donor aging...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872835/six-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-benefited-from-first-non-simultaneous-single-center-6-way-kidney-exchange-transplantation-in-india
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Vivek B Kute, Himanshu V Patel, Umesh T Varyani, Pankaj R Shah, Pranjal R Modi, Veena R Shah, Sayyed J Rizvi, Bipin C Pal, Priya S Shah, Pavan S Wakhare, Vijay A Ghodela, Saiprasad G Shinde, Varsha B Trivedi, Minaxi H Patel, Hargovind L Trivedi
AIM: To avoid desensitization protocols and ABO incompatible kidney transplantation (KT) due to high costs and increased risk of infections from intense immunosuppression. METHODS: We present institutional ethical review board - approved study of single center 6-way kidney exchange transplantation. The participants comprised ABO incompatibility (n = 1); positive cross-match and/or presence of donor specific antibody (n = 5). The average time required from registration in kidney paired donation (KPD) registry to find suitable donors was 45 d and time required to perform transplants after legal permission was 2 mo...
November 6, 2016: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871759/rabbit-atg-or-basiliximab-induction-for-rapid-steroid-withdrawal-after-renal-transplantation-harmony-an-open-label-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Oliver Thomusch, Michael Wiesener, Mirian Opgenoorth, Andreas Pascher, Rainer Peter Woitas, Oliver Witzke, Bernd Jaenigen, Markus Rentsch, Heiner Wolters, Thomas Rath, Tülay Cingöz, Urs Benck, Bernhard Banas, Christian Hugo
BACKGROUND: Standard practice for immunosuppressive therapy after renal transplantation is quadruple therapy using antibody induction, low-dose tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, and corticosteroids. Long-term steroid intake significantly increases cardiovascular risk factors with negative effects on the outcome, especially post-transplantation diabetes associated with morbidity and mortality. In this trial, we examined the efficacy and safety parameters of rapid steroid withdrawal after induction therapy with either rabbit antithymocyte globulin (rabbit ATG) or basiliximab in immunologically low-risk patients during the first year after kidney transplantation...
November 18, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870356/clinical-and-immunological-relevance-of-antibodies-in-solid-organ-transplantation
#7
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N K Mehra, A K Baranwal
The two important issues affecting recipients of solid organ transplants and of importance to immunologists are (i) sensitization of the recipient to HLA antigens and the resultant humoral immune response leading to the development of anti-HLA antibodies; and ii) development of robust assays for early detection of humoral rejection post-transplant. Evidence from several studies clearly indicates that presence of circulating anti-HLA antibodies especially donor specific leads to early graft loss and high titres of DSA may even lead to hyperacute or accelerated acute rejection...
December 2016: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862340/everolimus-with-early-withdrawal-or-reduced-dose-calcineurin-inhibitors-improves-renal-function-in-liver-transplant-recipients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Michael Lin, Sahil Mittal, Farhad Sahebjam, Abbas Rana, Gagan K Sood
Calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) are the mainstay of immunosuppression after liver transplantation (LT), but CNIs are associated with significant nephrotoxicity. Recently, mTOR inhibitors such as sirolimus and everolimus (EVR) have been used with or without CNIs in LT recipients for their renal-sparing effect. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCT) that examined the effect of EVR with CNI minimization or withdrawal on renal function in LT recipients. RCT of primary adult LT recipients with baseline GFR >30 mL/min who received EVR with CNI minimization or withdrawal were included...
November 16, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858871/case-report-brincidofovir-induced-reversible-severe-acute-kidney-injury-in-2-solid-organ-transplant-for-treatment-of-cytomegalovirus-infection
#9
Emmanuel Faure, Tatiana Galperine, Olivier Cannesson, Sophie Alain, Viviane Gnemmi, Celine Goeminne, Annie Dewilde, Johana Béné, Mohamed Lasri, Célia Lessore de Sainte Foy, Arnaud Lionet
RATIONALE: Resistant cytomegalovirus-mediated infections are increasing in solid organ recipient with few available alternative treatments. Brincidofovir is an oral broad-spectrum antiviral in development for prevention and treatment of viral infection, particularly cytomegalovirus. PATIENTS CONCERNS: Although brincidofovir is an analogue of cidofovir, previous studies reported no renal toxicity. DIAGNOSES: Here, we report 2 cases of severe tubular necrosis in solid organ recipients, 1 heart and 1 kidney transplant...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819323/donor-and-recipient-genetic-variants-in-nlrp3-associate-with-early-acute-rejection-following-kidney-transplantation
#10
Mark C Dessing, Jesper Kers, Jeffrey Damman, Gerjan J Navis, Sandrine Florquin, Jaklien C Leemans
NLRP3 (NOD-like receptor family, pyrin domain containing 3) is a member of the inflammasome family and is of special interest in renal disease. Experimental studies have shown that Nlrp3 plays a significant role in the induction of renal damage and dysfunction in acute and chronic renal injury. However, the role of NLRP3 in human renal disease is completely unknown. From a retrospective cohort study, we determined in 1271 matching donor and recipient samples if several NLRP3 single nucelotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were associated with primary non-function (PNF), delayed graft function (DGF), biopsy-proven acute rejection (BPAR) and death-censored graft and patient survival...
November 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819032/rituximab-in-combination-with-bortezomib-plasmapheresis-and-high-dose-ivig-to-treat-antibody-mediated-renal-allograft-rejection
#11
Johannes Waiser, Michael Duerr, Constanze Schönemann, Birgit Rudolph, Kaiyin Wu, Fabian Halleck, Klemens Budde, Nils Lachmann
BACKGROUND: Current treatment strategies for antibody-mediated renal allograft rejection (AMR) are not sufficiently effective. In most centers, "standard of care" treatment includes plasmapheresis (PPH) and IVIG preparations. Since several years, modern therapeutics targeting B cells and plasma cells have become available. We investigated, whether combined administration of rituximab and bortezomib in addition to PPH and high-dose IVIG is useful. METHODS: Between November 2011 and January 2013, we treated 10 consecutive patients with biopsy-proven AMR with rituximab (500 mg), bortezomib (4× 1...
August 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795636/two-consecutive-recurrences-of-crescentic-immunoglobulin-a-nephropathy-in-a-renal-transplant-recipient
#12
N Gopalakrishnan, S Murugananth, T Dineshkumar, J Dhanapriya, R Sakthirajan, T Balasubramaniyan
We report a 21-year-old male who developed end-stage renal disease, probably due to immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN), received a renal transplant from his mother, which was lost due to crescentic IgAN after 18 months. Two years later, he received a second transplant from a deceased donor. He developed rapidly progressive graft dysfunction 3 years later. Allograft biopsy revealed crescentic IgAN, which was successfully treated with intravenous steroids and cyclophosphamide. Recurrence of IgAN in two successive allografts in one patient has not been reported previously...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795623/rituximab-in-the-treatment-of-refractory-late-acute-antibody-mediated-rejection-our-initial-experience
#13
M Surendra, S B Raju, N Raju, S Chandragiri, K K Mukku, M S Uppin
Antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) is not uncommon after renal transplantation and is harder to handle compared to cell-mediated rejection. When refractory to conventional therapies, rituximab is an attractive option. This study aims to examine the effectiveness of rituximab in refractory late acute AMR. This is a retrospective study involving nine renal transplant recipients. Four doses of rituximab were administered at weekly interval for 4 weeks, at a dose of 375 mg/m(2). The mean age of patients was 35.3 ± 7...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788797/significance-of-time-zero-biopsy-for-graft-renal-function-after-deceased-donor-kidney-transplantation
#14
A L Lee, K H Huh, S H Lee, J J Lee, D J Joo, H J Jeong, M S Kim, S I Kim, Y S Kim
BACKGROUND: Donor organ quality from deceased donors affects graft survival after kidney transplantation. This study was performed to identify clinico-histological factors that affect early graft outcome, using time-zero biopsies of deceased donors. METHODS: Between December 2006 and July 2011, 135 recipients of deceased donor kidneys were included, and data concerning donor and recipient-related clinical characteristics and histological findings of time-zero biopsies categorized by use of the Banff 07 scoring system were included in the analysis...
October 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788793/tissue-expression-of-aquaporin-2-is-correlated-to-urine-output-and-allograft-function-in-sensitized-kidney-transplant-patients
#15
K Klein, S Rübenacker, S M Schaefer, L P Kihm, V Schwenger, S Macher-Goeppinger, P Schemmer, C Süsald, M Zeier, C Morath, L E Becker
BACKGROUND: Salt and water disturbances often occur during acute kidney allograft dysfunction that contribute to graft failure, but this condition has been poorly investigated in the alloreactivity setting. We evaluated the tissue expression of aquaporins (AQP1 and AQP2) and the epithelial sodium channel (ENAC) in kidney biopsy specimens from sensitized kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: Eighty-six biopsy specimens from 33 sensitized patients were divided into 3 groups according to clinical context: time-zero (n = 9), protocol (n = 9), and indication (n = 68)...
October 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785625/plasma-cell-rich-infiltrates-in-paediatric-renal-transplant-biopsies-are-associated-with-increased-risk-of-renal-allograft-failure
#16
Stephanie Dufek, Azaz Khalil, Nizam Mamode, Neil J Sebire, Stephen D Marks
BACKGROUND: Increased plasma cell infiltration in renal allograft biopsies is a rare finding associated with poor outcome in adult renal transplant recipients. The clinical impact of increased plasma cell infiltrates in paediatric renal transplant recipients (pRTR) remains unknown. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective case-control study from April 1996 to March 2014 comparing the outcome of pRTR with increased (>10 % of infiltrate) plasma cells in renal transplant biopsies to a control cohort of pRTR without increased plasma cell infiltration but similar grade of rejection according to Banff classification...
October 26, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778453/successful-recovery-of-acute-renal-transplant-failure-in-recurrent-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis
#17
E Schrezenmeier, K Wu, F Halleck, L Liefeldt, S Brakemeier, F Bachmann, S Kron, K Budde, M Duerr
Recurrence of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) in the kidney transplant may lead to continuous graft deterioration and the need for further renal replacement therapy. The novel direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) allow a highly effective and interferon-free treatment option for chronic HCV-infected patients. Data on the therapeutic safety and efficacy in HCV-infected renal transplant patients are sparse, especially for patients with severe renal impairment...
October 25, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777772/urothelial-carcinoma-of-donor-origin-in-a-kidney-transplant-patient
#18
Rosa M Michel Ortega, Daynna J Wolff, Cynthia A Schandl, Harry A Drabkin
BACKGROUND: Malignancy after transplantation is an uncommon multifactorial occurrence. Immunosuppression to prevent graft rejection is described as a major risk factor in malignancy development in the post-transplant state. Donor-derived malignancy is a rare reported complication. Herein, we review our patient history and discuss diagnostic strategies and the implications of immunosuppression for donor-derived malignancy. CASE PRESENTATION: This is a 69-year-old man with post-renal-transplant urothelial carcinoma determined to be of donor origin...
2016: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776435/the-effect-of-histopathologic-and-clinical-features-on-allograft-survival-in-renal-transplant-patients-with-antibody-mediated-rejection
#19
Tulin Akagun, Halil Yazici, Yasar Caliskan, Yasemin Ozluk, Sevgi Sahin, Aydin Turkmen, Isın Kılıcaslan, Mehmet Sukru Sever
BACKGROUND: Antibody-mediated rejection is a frequent cause of graft failure; however, prognostic indications of this complication have not been well defined. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of histopathological and clinical features and to determine the effect of these findings on allograft survival in patients with AMR. METHODS: Fifty-two patients suffered from AMR (30 male; mean age 39 ± 11 years) were included in the study. Data were investigated retrospectively and graft survival was analyzed...
October 24, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761671/preemptive-kidney-transplantation-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study
#20
Masayoshi Okumi, Yasuyuki Sato, Kohei Unagami, Toshihito Hirai, Hideki Ishida, Kazunari Tanabe
BACKGROUND: The reasons for improved outcomes associated with preemptive kidney transplantation (PKT) are incompletely understood, and post-transplant complications have been scarcely investigated. METHODS: We evaluated the outcomes of PKT in both unmatched (n = 1060) and propensity score matched cohorts (n = 186) of adults who underwent living kidney transplant between 2000 and 2014. Outcomes were estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), biopsy-proven rejection, cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, post-transplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM), cardiovascular disease (CVD), graft failure (non-censored for death), and malignancy...
October 19, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
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