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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318622/computer-assisted-topological-analysis-of-renal-allograft-inflammation-adds-to-risk-evaluation-at-diagnosis-of-humoral-rejection
#1
Antoine Sicard, Vannary Meas-Yedid, Maud Rabeyrin, Alice Koenig, Stephanie Ducreux, Frederique Dijoud, Valerie Hervieu, Lionel Badet, Emmanuel Morelon, Jean Christophe Olivo-Marin, Valerie Dubois, Olivier Thaunat
Antibody-mediated rejection is associated with heterogeneous kidney allograft outcomes. Accurate evaluation of risk for graft loss at time of diagnosis is necessary to offer personalized treatment. In contrast with serological and molecular assessment, morpho-histological evaluation of antibody-mediated rejection lesions has not significantly evolved. This relies on Banff classifications designed to be of diagnostic discriminatory power rather than prognostic and face quantitative and qualitative limitations...
March 15, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316087/influence-of-abcc2-cyp2c8-and-cyp2j2-polymorphisms-on-tacrolimus-and-mycophenolate-sodium-based-treatment-in-brazilian-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Fabiana D V Genvigir, Alvaro M Nishikawa, Claudia R Felipe, Helio Tedesco-Silva, Nagilla Oliveira, Antony B C Salazar, Jose O Medina-Pestana, Sonia Q Doi, Mario H Hirata, Rosario D C Hirata
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes encoding metabolizing enzymes (CYP2C8, CYP2J2, and UGT2B7) and transporters (ABCC2 and ABCG2) on dose and/or dose-adjusted trough blood concentrations (C/D ratio), clinical outcomes, and occurrence of adverse events of tacrolimus and mycophenolate sodium in Brazilian kidney transplant recipients. DESIGN: Pharmacogenetic analysis of patients enrolled in a previously published study...
March 17, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303661/immunological-and-physiological-observations-in-baboons-with-life-supporting-genetically-engineered-pig-kidney-grafts
#3
Hayato Iwase, Hidetaka Hara, Mohamed Ezzelarab, Tao Li, Zhongqiang Zhang, Bingsi Gao, Hong Liu, Cassandra Long, Yi Wang, Amy Cassano, Edwin Klein, Carol Phelps, David Ayares, Abhinav Humar, Martin Wijkstrom, David K C Cooper
BACKGROUND: Genetically engineered pigs could provide a source of kidneys for clinical transplantation. The two longest kidney graft survivals reported to date have been 136 and 310 days, but graft survival >30 days has been unusual until recently. METHODS: Donor pigs (n=4) were on an α1,3-galactosyltransferase gene-knockout (GTKO)/human complement regulatory protein (CD46) background (GTKO/CD46). In addition, the pigs were transgenic for at least one human coagulation regulatory protein...
March 17, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260483/evaluation-of-indication-biopsies-%C3%A2-5-years-after-kidney-transplant-a-single-center-experience
#4
Erhan Tatar, Cenk Simsek, Funda Tasli, Veli Kursat Cayhan, Murat Karatas, Adam Uslu
OBJECTIVES: Rejection is a common cause of late graft dysfunction seen on biopsy studies. The aim of this study was to evaluate indication biopsy findings ? 5 years after kidney transplant and to assess the effectiveness of applied treatments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2013 and December 2015, 30 patients who underwent renal transplant indication biopsies and were followed up for ≥ 6 months were evaluated retrospectively. A >30% increase in serum creatinine and/or development of > 1 g/day proteinuria was considered an acceptable indication for biopsy...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260478/ultrasonography-findings-of-acute-tubulointerstitial-nephritis-and-multiple-abscesses-following-renal-transplant-a-case-report
#5
Sehnaz Tezcan, Nihal Uslu, Ebru H Ayvazoglu Soy, Mehmet Haberal
Urinary tract infection is the most common complication after kidney transplant that can cause graft loss. An early diagnosis of urinary infections decreases morbidity and mortality. Besides clinical and laboratory examinations, ultrasonography is considered as the primary imaging modality for the diagnosis of urinary tract infections. Here, we report a 53-year-old woman who presented with fever and pain at surgical site. Ultrasonography examination showed multiple, ill-defined or irregularly margined hypoechoic areas within the cortex...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260443/outcome-of-renal-transplant-in-recipients-with-vasculitis
#6
Samia Barbouch, Meriam Hajji, Raja Aoudia, Monther Ounissi, Asma Zammouri, Rym Goucha, Fathi Ben Hamida, Mohammed Mongi Bacha, Ezzedine Abderrahim, Taieb Ben Abdallah
OBJECTIVES: End-stage renal disease develops in a high percentage of patients with vasculitis, in whom kidney transplant has become a therapeutic option. However, limited data are available on the prognosis and outcomes after kidney transplant in these patients. We aimed to compare the long-term graft survival and graft function in 8 renal transplant recipients with vasculitis (granulomatosis with polyangiitis, microscopic polyangiitis, Goodpasture syndrome, and Henoch-Schonlein purpura) with the other kidney recipients at a single center...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260442/nephrotic-syndrome-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-outcomes-in-iran
#7
Fereshteh Saddadi, Ali Alidadi, Monir Hakemi, Babak Bahar
OBJECTIVES: Patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant have an elevated incidence of acute renal failure. However, the incidence of nephritic syndrome due to graft-versus-host disease is growing and is independently associated with chronic renal disease after this procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective study to examine the risk of chronic kidney disease in glomerulopathy patients following hematopoietic stem cell transplant with a follow-up of 10 years...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260426/borderline-changes-on-dysfunctional-renal-allograft-biopsies-clinical-relevance-in-a-living-related-renal-transplant-setting
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Muhammed Mubarak, Shaheera Shakeel, Khawar Abbas, Tahir Aziz, Mirza Naqi Zafar, Syed Anwer Naqvi, Syed Adibul Hasan Rizvi
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to determine the clinical significance of borderline lymphocytic infiltrates on indicated renal allograft biopsies in a living related renal transplant setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted at the histopathology department of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation. A retrospective review of 421 renal transplant patients was conducted from October 2007 to September 2008 to identify patients in whom a histologic diagnosis of borderline changes was made on dysfunctional renal allograft biopsies...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255562/treatment-of-antibody-mediated-renal-allograft-rejection-improving-step-by-step
#9
Nils Lachmann, Michael Duerr, Constanze Schönemann, Axel Pruß, Klemens Budde, Johannes Waiser
Throughout the past years we stepwise modified our immunosuppressive treatment regimen for patients with antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR). Here, we describe three consecutive groups treated with different regimens. From 2005 until 2008, we treated all patients with biopsy-proven ABMR with rituximab (500 mg), low-dose (30 g) intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG), and plasmapheresis (PPH, 6x) (group RLP, n = 12). Between 2009 and June 2010, patients received bortezomib (1.3 mg/m(2), 4x) together with low-dose IVIG and PPH (group BLP, n = 11)...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246678/the-association-of-urinary-interferon-gamma-inducible-protein-10-ip10-cxcl10-levels-with-kidney-allograft-rejection
#10
Ali Raza, Sadaf Firasat, Shagufta Khaliq, Tahir Aziz, Muhammed Mubarak, Syed Ali Anwar Naqvi, Syed Qasim Mehdi, Syed Adib-Ul-Hasan Rizvi, Aiysha Abid
BACKGROUND: Interferon-gamma inducible protein-10 (IP-10/CXCL10) is a chemokine involved in the alloimmune response against kidney allograft. We aimed to investigate the association of urinary CXCL10 protein levels with rejection in renal transplant patients. METHODS: A total of 273 urine samples from (biopsy-proven) rejection and non-rejection patients and controls were included in this study. CXCL10 levels were analyzed for association with rejection. RESULTS: The data showed statistically significant differences in the CXCL10 levels between rejection vs...
February 28, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245084/donor-specificity-but-not-broadness-of-sensitization-is-associated-with-antibody-mediated-rejection-and-graft-loss-in-renal-allograft-recipients
#11
Caroline Wehmeier, Gideon Hönger, Hasret Cun, Patrizia Amico, Patricia Hirt-Minkowski, Argyrios Georgalis, Helmut Hopfer, Michael Dickenmann, Jürg Steiger, Stefan Schaub
Panel-reactive antibodies are widely regarded as an important immunological risk factor for rejection and graft loss. The broadness of sensitization against HLA is most appropriately measured by the 'calculated population-reactive antibodies' (cPRA) value. In this study, we investigated whether cPRA represent an immunological risk in times of sensitive and accurate determination of pre-transplant DSA. 527 consecutive transplantations were divided into four groups: cPRA 0% (n=250), cPRA 1-50% (n=129), cPRA 51-100% (n=43), and DSA (n=105)...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236636/re-evaluation-of-glomerulitis-using-occlusion-criteria-based-on-the-banff-2013-revision
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Yasemin Ozluk, Yasar Caliskan, Mustafa Sevinc, Aysel Bayram, Evsen Apaydin Arikan, Aydin Turkmen, Sebahat Akgul, Fatma Oguz Savran, Mehmet Sukru Sever, Isin Kilicaslan
The presence of occlusion/near-occlusion of glomerular capillaries was recently added to the existing definition of glomerulitis (g). We retrospectively re-evaluated 135 renal allograft biopsies regarding g to ensure no antibody-damaged grafts were missed. Previous and revised g scores (pg and rg, respectively) were compared for clinicopathologic correlations. The g score did not change in 100 (74.1%) biopsies. Thirty-five (25.9%) biopsies were changed to a lower score. Sensitivity and specificity of pg and rg for the presence of donor specific antibodies (DSA) were 76% vs...
February 25, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220742/calcific-uraemic-arteriolopathy-calciphylaxis-in-patients-on-renal-replacement-therapy
#13
S Sebastian, H F Jordaan, J W Schneider, M R Moosa, M R Davids
BACKGROUND: Calcific uraemic arteriolopathy (calciphylaxis) is an unusual and potentially fatal condition characterised by small-vessel calcification and ischaemic skin necrosis. It mainly affects patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on haemodialysis, but may rarely occur in the absence of ESRD in conditions such as primary hyperparathyroidism, malignancy, alcoholic liver disease and connective tissue disease. METHODS: We reviewed the records of all patients diagnosed with calciphylaxis while on renal replacement therapy at Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, between 1990 and 2014, to describe its presentation, course and final outcome...
January 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219585/urinary-type-iii-procollagen-is-associated-with-chronic-allograft-dysfunction-and-predicts-graft-survival
#14
R Yılmaz, T Yıldırım, D E Baydar, B Altun, Y Erdem
BACKGROUND: Chronic allograft dysfunction (CAD) is the most important clinical problem in solid organ transplantation. Interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy contribute to long-term renal allograft failure. Urinary type III procollagen N-terminal propeptide (PIIINP), has been shown to associate fibrotic processes. METHODS: One hundred sixty patients with CAD who underwent allograft biopsies were evaluated, and 52 patients with chronic or sclerosing allograft nephropathy were enrolled in the study...
March 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210573/emphysematous-pyelonephritis-in-a-transplanted-kidney
#15
Cristiano Claudino Oliveira, Paula Dalsoglio Garcia, Rosa Marlene Viero
Emphysematous pyelonephritis is a rare infection characterized by necrosis and gas accumulation in the renal parenchyma, adjacent tissues, and/or urinary collecting system. This entity is rarely reported in transplanted kidneys. Computed tomography imaging is necessary for diagnosis and risk classification. The authors described the case of a 58-year-old man who underwent a kidney transplant and presented sepsis from a urinary tract infection. An abdominal tomography showed some characteristics of emphysematous pyelonephritis associated with an abscess...
October 2016: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209809/macrophage-to-myofibroblast-transition-contributes-to-interstitial-fibrosis-in-chronic-renal-allograft-injury
#16
Ying-Ying Wang, Hong Jiang, Jun Pan, Xiao-Ru Huang, Yu-Cheng Wang, Hong-Feng Huang, Ka-Fai To, David J Nikolic-Paterson, Hui-Yao Lan, Jiang-Hua Chen
Interstitial fibrosis is an important contributor to graft loss in chronic renal allograft injury. Inflammatory macrophages are associated with fibrosis in renal allografts, but how these cells contribute to this damaging response is not clearly understood. Here, we investigated the role of macrophage-to-myofibroblast transition in interstitial fibrosis in human and experimental chronic renal allograft injury. In biopsy specimens from patients with active chronic allograft rejection, we identified cells undergoing macrophage-to-myofibroblast transition by the coexpression of macrophage (CD68) and myofibroblast (α-smooth muscle actin [α-SMA]) markers...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209246/the-clinical-course-of-iga-nephropathy-after-kidney-transplantation-and-its-management
#17
REVIEW
Sophia Lionaki, Konstantinos Panagiotellis, Christine Melexopoulou, John N Boletis
Immunoglobulin (Ig) A nephropathy is one of the most common primary glomerulonephritides worldwide causing end stage renal disease in up to 20-40% of affected patients, nearly two decades post diagnosis. Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with renal failure, secondary to glomerular diseases. However, IgA nephropathy has a strong tendency to recur in the graft, and although initially thought to be a benign condition, several reports of graft loss, due to recurrent IgA nephropathy, there have been over the last three decades...
February 2, 2017: Transplantation Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207975/stabilization-of-renal-function-after-the-first-year-of-follow-up-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-treated-for-significant-bk-polyomavirus-infection-or-bk-polyomavirus-associated-nephropathy
#18
Marie-Christine Simard-Meilleur, Paule Bodson-Clermont, Gilles St-Louis, Michel R Pâquet, Catherine Girardin, Marie-Chantal Fortin, Héloïse Cardinal, Marie-Josée Hébert, Reneé Lévesque, Edith Renoult
BACKGROUND: BK polyomavirus virus (BKPyV) screening and immunosuppression reduction effectively prevent graft loss due to BKPyV-associated nephropathy (BKPVAN) during the first year after transplantation. The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of this infection during longer follow-up periods. METHODS: We reviewed the outcome of our screening and immunosuppression reduction protocol in 305 patients who received a kidney transplant between March 2008 and January 2013...
February 16, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203563/unsuccessful-treatment-with-abatacept-in-recurrent-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-after-kidney-transplantation
#19
Tilde Kristensen, Per Ivarsen, Johan Vestergaard Povlsen
Recurrence of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) after renal transplantation occurs in up to 20-50% of FSGS patients and is associated with inferior allograft survival. Treatment of both primary FSGS as well as recurrent FSGS after transplantation with plasma exchange and immunosuppression is often unsuccessful and remains a major challenge as the disease still leads to end-stage renal disease and decreased graft survival. Previous case reports have described patients with recurrent FSGS who were successfully treated with a B7-1 inhibitor (abatacept) inducing partial or complete remission...
January 2017: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182088/renal-transplant-patients-biopsied-for-cause-and-tested-for-c4d-dsa-and-igg-subclasses-and-c1q-which-humoral-markers-improve-diagnosis-and-outcomes
#20
James C Cicciarelli, Nathan A Lemp, Youngil Chang, Michael Koss, Katrin Hacke, Noriyuki Kasahara, Kevin M Burns, David I Min, Robert Naraghi, Tariq Shah
The association between donor specific antibodies (DSA) and renal transplant rejection has been generally established, but there are cases when a DSA is present without rejection. We examined 73 renal transplant recipients biopsied for transplant dysfunction with DSA test results available: 23 patients diffusely positive for C4d (C4d+), 25 patients focally positive for C4d, and 25 patients negative for C4d (C4d-). We performed C1q and IgG subclass testing in our DSA+ and C4d+ patient group. Graft outcomes were determined for the C4d+ group...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
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