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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729034/prolonged-renal-survival-in-light-chain-amyloidosis-speed-and-magnitude-of-light-chain-reduction-is-the-crucial-factor
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Tamer Rezk, Helen J Lachmann, Marianna Fontana, Sajitha Sachchithanantham, Shameem Mahmood, Aviva Petrie, Carol J Whelan, Jennifer H Pinney, Darren Foard, Thirusha Lane, Taryn Youngstein, Ashutosh D Wechalekar, Paul Bass, Philip N Hawkins, Julian D Gillmore
Renal involvement causing progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD) is present in 70% of patients with systemic Ig light-chain (AL) amyloidosis at diagnosis. Chemotherapy that substantially suppresses free light chain production is associated with improved patient survival, but its benefit in delaying the onset of renal replacement therapy among patients who present with established advanced CKD has not been studied. To evaluate this, we studied 1000 patients enrolled in the prospective UK AL amyloidosis chemotherapy study (ALchemy)...
July 17, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727227/long-term-outcomes-of-simultaneous-heart-and-kidney-transplantation-in-pediatric-recipients
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Patricia L Weng, Juan Carlos Alejos, Nancy Halnon, Qiuheng Zhang, Elaine F Reed, Eileen Tsai Chambers
Pediatric sHKTx has become an effective therapy for patients with combined cardiac and renal failure. Often, these patients develop human leukocyte antigen antibodies from their previous allografts and are therefore more difficult to re-transplant. We describe the largest case series of a predominantly sensitized pediatric sHKTx with emphasis on medical management and patient outcomes. Demographics, clinical characteristics, antibody, and biopsy data were retrospectively collected from University of California, Los Angeles database and correlated with short- and long-term patient and allograft outcomes of all sHKTx performed between 2002 and 2015...
July 20, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720146/analysis-of-long-term-cd4-cd25highcd127-t-reg-cells-kinetics-in-peripheral-blood-of-lung-transplant-recipients
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Davide Piloni, Monica Morosini, Sara Magni, Alice Balderacchi, Luigia Scudeller, Emanuela Cova, Tiberio Oggionni, Giulia Stella, Carmine Tinelli, Filippo Antonacci, Andrea Maria D'Armini, Federica Meloni
BACKGROUND: The role of CD4(+)CD25(high)CD127(-) T-reg cells in solid-organ Transplant (Tx) acceptance has been extensively studied. In previous studies on kidney and liver recipients, peripheral T-reg cell counts were associated to graft survival, while in lung Tx, there is limited evidence for similar findings. This study aims to analyze long term peripheral kinetics of T-reg-cells in a cohort of lung recipients and tests its association to several clinical variables. METHODS: From jan 2009 to dec 2014, 137 lung Tx recipients were submitted to an immunological follow up (median: 105...
July 18, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719391/pediatric-and-congenital-hand-transplantation
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Sandra Amaral, L Scott Levin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We review the approach and challenges associated with pediatric hand transplantation, including new knowledge gleaned from our recent case of bilateral hand-forearm transplantation in an 8-year old child. RECENT FINDINGS: Bilateral heterologous hand-forearm transplantation was performed in a child with a prior kidney transplant in July 2015. The initial surgery necessitated a large team of experts in microvascular surgery, transplant surgery, orthopedics and plastic surgery as well as pediatric anesthesia...
July 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719149/cadmium-induced-toxicity-is-rescued-by-curcumin-a-review
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REVIEW
Mohammad Mohajeri, Mehdi Rezaee, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Cadmium (Cd) is one of the most common environmental and occupational heavy metals with extended distribution. Exposure to Cd may be associated with several deleterious consequences on the liver, bones, kidneys, lungs, testes, brain, immunological, and cardiovascular systems. Overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) as the main mechanism behind its toxicity causes oxidative stress and subsequent damages to lipids, proteins, and DNA. Therefore, antioxidants along with chelating agents have shown promising outcomes against Cd-induced toxicity...
July 18, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716862/gene-therapy-for-wiskott-aldrich-syndrome-in-a-severely-affected-adult
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Emma C Morris, Thomas Fox, Ronjon Chakraverty, Rita Tendeiro, Katie Snell, Christine Rivat, Sarah Grace, Kimberly Gilmour, Sarita Workman, Karen Buckland, Katie Butler, Ronnie Chee, Alan D Salama, Hazem Ibrahim, Havinder Hara, Cecile Duret, Fulvio Mavilio, Frances Male, Frederick D Bushman, Anne Galy, Siobhan O Burns, H Bobby Gaspar, Adrian J Thrasher
Until recently hematopoietic stem cell transplantation was the only curative option for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS). The first attempts at gene therapy for WAS using a ϒ-retroviral vector improved immunological parameters substantially but were complicated by acute leukemia as a result of insertional mutagenesis in a high proportion of patients. More recently treatment of children with a state-of-the-art self-inactivating lentiviral vector (LV-w1.6 WASp) has resulted in significant clinical benefit without inducing selection of clones harbouring integrations near oncogenes...
July 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713392/il-15-harnesses-pro-inflammatory-function-of-temra-cd8-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Gaëlle Tilly, Tra-My Doan-Ngoc, Michelle Yap, Aurélie Caristan, Lola Jacquemont, Richard Danger, Marion Cadoux, Sarah Bruneau, Magali Giral, Pierrick Guerif, Bryan Nicol, Alexandra Garcia, David-Axel Laplaud, Sophie Brouard, Claire Pecqueur Hellman, Nicolas Degauque
The involvement of TEMRA CD8 is evident in a large array of immunological conditions ranging from auto- to allo-immunity. Nevertheless, the factors leading to their accumulation and activation remain ill-defined and, efficient therapeutics to control their inflammatory response is lacking. Here, we show that IL-15-stimulated TEMRA from kidney-transplant (KT) recipients promote inflammation by inducing the expression of CX3CL1 by endothelial cells in an IFN-γ- and TNF-α-dependent manner. The responsiveness of TEMRA to IL-15 is not restricted to chronic stimulation, as TEMRA from healthy volunteers respond earlier and faster when compared to effector memory (EM)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697842/-research-advances-in-immunological-pathogenesis-of-immunoglobulin-a-vasculitis
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Ya-Ting Liu, Si-Guang Lu
Immunoglobulin A (IgA) vasculitis is the most common leukocytoclastic small-vessel vasculitis in children and mainly involves the small vessels in the skin, joints, digestive tract, and kidneys. Its pathogenesis is still unclear. Currently, it is believed that environmental factors can cause autoimmune dysfunction and lead to the deposition of IgA-containing immune complexes on the wall of arterioles on the basis of genetic factors. This article reviews the research advances in the role of immune factors in the pathogenesis of IgA vasculitis...
July 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694810/oxidized-hemoglobin-is-antigenic-and-immunogenic-in-lupus
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Sonia Jain, Anjali Bose, Banajit Bastia, Hritika Sharma, Ruchi Sachdeva, Arun K Jain, Rahul Pal
Hemolysis-associated anemia is characteristic of diseases such as atherosclerosis, lupus, malaria, and leishmaniasis; the toxic effects of free hemoglobin (Hb) have been extensively described. This study was based on the premise that release of this sequestered, inflammatory molecule can result in deleterious immunological consequences, particularly in the context of pre-existing lupus. IgG anti-Hb responses were detected in the sera of lupus patients. Lupus-prone mice exhibited heightened plasma Hb levels, and ferric (Fe(3+)) Hb triggered preferential release of lupus-associated cytokines from splenocytes derived from aging lupus-prone mice...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692441/histocompatibility-and-management-of-the-highly-sensitized-kidney-transplant-candidate
#10
Bonnie E Lonze
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Increasing national participation in kidney paired donation and implementation of new sharing policies via the current kidney allocation system have brought about greater opportunities for the most highly sensitized patients awaiting a kidney transplant. The purpose of this review is to discuss the application of histocompatibility data in the context of the clinical practice of kidney transplantation as pertains to the sensitized candidate. RECENT FINDINGS: With desensitization techniques, transplantation across virtually any antibody barrier is technically feasible, but long-term outcomes after transplantation are improved when the immunologic match between donor and recipient is optimized...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690125/carbamylation-is-a-competitor-of-glycation-for-protein-modification-in-vivo
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C Nicolas, S Jaisson, L Gorisse, F J Tessier, C Niquet-Léridon, P Jacolot, C Pietrement, P Gillery
AIM: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and diabetes mellitus are two diseases that accelerate protein molecular ageing through carbamylation and glycation reactions, characterized by the binding of urea-derived isocyanic acid and of sugars on proteins, respectively. These two reactions target the same protein amino groups and, thus, compete with each other. Such competition may arise especially in diabetic patients with nephropathy. This study aimed to evaluate their potential competitive effects in vitro and under conditions reproducing CKD and/or diabetes in vivo...
July 6, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686681/kir-and-their-hla-class-i-ligands-two-more-pieces-towards-completing-the-puzzle-of-chronic-rejection-and-graft-loss-in-kidney-transplantation
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Roberto Littera, Gianbenedetto Piredda, Davide Argiolas, Sara Lai, Elena Congeddu, Paola Ragatzu, Maurizio Melis, Elisabetta Carta, Maria Benigna Michittu, Donatella Valentini, Luisella Cappai, Rita Porcella, Francesco Alba, Maria Serra, Valentina Loi, Roberta Maddi, Sandro Orrù, Giorgio La Nasa, Giovanni Caocci, Roberto Cusano, Marcella Arras, Mauro Frongia, Antonello Pani, Carlo Carcassi
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is a life-saving treatment for patients with end-stage renal disease. However, despite progress in surgical techniques and patient management, immunological rejection continues to have a negative impact on graft function and overall survival. Incompatibility between donors and recipients for human leukocyte antigens (HLA) of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) generates a series of complex cellular and humoral immune response mechanisms that are largely responsible for rejection and loss of graft function...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682561/-immunosuppression-in-kidney-transplantation-a-way-between-efficacy-and-toxicity
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Costanza Casati, Alberto Menegotto, Maria Luisa Querques, Federica Ravera, Giacomo Colussi
Renal transplantation is the best treatment for patients with end-stage renal disease. Over the last decades, the introduction of new immunosuppressive agents resulted into the reduction of the incidence of acute rejection and early graft loss. Despite this progress, there has been little improvement in the average life of the transplant. The main reasons of late failure are patient's death due to several complications (e.g. cancer, infectious or metabolic), and progressive deterioration of renal function caused by immunological and non-immunological factors...
April 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674682/the-microbiome-and-blood-pressure-%C3%A2-can-microbes-regulate-our-blood-pressure
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REVIEW
Souhaila Al Khodor, Bernd Reichert, Ibrahim F Shatat
The surfaces of the human body are heavily populated by a highly diverse microbial ecosystem termed the microbiota. The largest and richest among these highly heterogeneous populations of microbes is the gut microbiota. The collection of microbes and their genes, called the microbiome, has been studied intensely through the past few years using novel metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, and metabolomics approaches. This has enhanced our understanding of how the microbiome affects our metabolic, immunologic, neurologic, and endocrine homeostasis...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665300/transplant-trials-with-tregs-perils-and-promises
#15
Qizhi Tang, Flavio Vincenti
Modern immunosuppression regimens effectively control acute rejection and decrease graft loss in the first year after transplantation; however, these regimens do not have a durable effect on long-term graft survival owing to a combination of drug toxicities and the emergence of chronic alloimmune responses. Eliminating drugs and their toxicities while maintaining graft acceptance has been the primary aim of cellular therapies. Tregs suppress both autoimmune and alloimmune responses and are particularly effective in protecting allografts in experimental transplant models...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662293/retrospective-evaluation-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-belatacept-with-thymoglobulin-induction-and-maintenance-everolimus-a-single-center-clinical-experience
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D Wojciechowski, S Chandran, J Yang, M Sarwal, F Vincenti
Belatacept use has been constrained by higher rates of acute rejection. We hypothesized that belatacept with low dose rATG and initial mycophenolate maintenance with conversion to everolimus at 1 month post-transplant ± corticosteroids would improve efficacy and maintain safety. Retrospective single center analysis of the first 44 low immunologic risk kidney transplant recipients treated with this regimen. The cohort was 59% male, mean age at transplant of 57 years. Diabetes was the most common cause of ESRD (39%)...
June 29, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661314/effect-of-single-sensitization-event-on-human-leukocyte-antigen-alloimmunization-in-kidney-transplant-candidates-a-single-center-experience
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Marianna Resse, Rossella Paolillo, Biagio Pellegrino Minucci, Dario Costa, Carmela Fiorito, Michele Santangelo, Paride De Rosa, Claudio Napoli
OBJECTIVES: Human leukocyte antigen alloimmunization is caused by exposure to HLA antigens through transfusion, pregnancy, or transplant. Our study objective was to present the rate of positivity of anti-HLA antibody considering the effects of a single sensitization event in kidney transplant candidates at our center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our study reviewed 606 kidney transplant candidates. Patient sera were analyzed using Luminex xMAP technology. Panel reactive antibody positivity rates and antibody strengths in patients were analyzed according to a single sensitization event...
June 28, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655393/the-role-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-of-cyp3a-and-abcb1-on-tacrolimus-predose-concentration-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#18
Gregor Mlinšek, Vita Dolžan, Katja Goričar, Jadranka Buturović-Ponikvar, Miha Arnol
BACKGROUND: Tacrolimus has a narrow therapeutic drug window but high inter- and intrapatient variability. Our aim is to construct a model able to predict optimal maintenance tacrolimus predose concentration (C0) in kidney transplant patients. Here we present our study design and genotype and variant allele frequencies for the selected single nucleotide polymorphisms of genes involved in tacrolimus metabolism in our national cohort of kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: In the observational part of the study, we intend to determine allelic variants of CYP3A4, CYP3A5, and ABCB1 gene in a national cohort of 700 kidney transplants recipients...
June 28, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646278/liver-involvement-in-kidney-disease-and-vice-versa
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REVIEW
Karen Van Hoeve, Djalila Mekahli, Eva Morava, Elena Levtchenko, Peter Witters
The liver and kidneys are often similarly affected by a single disease. This is the case in metabolic, immunological, toxic, and infectious diseases, and in the different congenital malformation syndromes. Also, an enzymatic defect in an otherwise healthy liver or the consequences of advanced liver disease by itself can cause kidney disease as a secondary phenomenon. In this review, we describe numerous pathogenic mechanisms leading to dysfunction or malformations of the liver and kidneys in children. We encourage multidisciplinary management for optimal care...
June 23, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631900/-experimental-development-and-rationale-for-a-renal-decellularization-protocol-with-subsequent-comprehensive-assessment-of-the-biological-scaffold
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P V Glybochko, S N Alekseenko, E A Gubareva, E V Kuevda, A A Basov, A S Sotnichenko, S S Dzhimak, I S Gumenyuk, I Kh Egiev, V N Chechelyan, R Z Nakokhov, O M Lyasota, Yu V Teterin
Chronic renal failure (CRF) is one of the most challenging problems of contemporary medicine. Patients with chronic renal failure usually need renal replacement therapy as either hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis or a kidney transplant. The latter is the most promising option for end-stage kidney disease. However, the shortage of donor organs, the complexity of their delivery, the difficulty in finding an immunologically compatible donor and the need for lifelong immunosuppression triggered advances in modern tissue engineering...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
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