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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221950/multistate-outbreak-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-infections-associated-with-consumption-of-fresh-spinach-united-states-2006
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Umid M Sharapov, Arthur M Wendel, Jeffrey P Davis, William E Keene, Jeffrey Farrar, Samir Sodha, Eija Hyytia-Trees, Molly Leeper, Peter Gerner-Smidt, Patricia M Griffin, Chris Braden
During September to October, 2006, state and local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigated a large, multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections. Case patients were interviewed regarding specific foods consumed and other possible exposures. E. coli O157:H7 strains isolated from human and food specimens were subtyped using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analyses (MLVA). Two hundred twenty-five cases (191 confirmed and 34 probable) were identified in 27 states; 116 (56%) case patients were hospitalized, 39 (19%) developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, and 5 (2%) died...
December 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220235/successful-discontinuation-of-eculizumab-under-immunosuppressive-therapy-in-deap-hus
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Agnes Hackl, Rasmus Ehren, Michael Kirschfink, Peter F Zipfel, Bodo B Beck, Lutz T Weber, Sandra Habbig
BACKGROUND: Deficiency of complement factor H-related plasma proteins and complement factor H autoantibody-positive hemolytic uremic syndrome (DEAP-HUS), which is characterized by the deficiency of complement-factor H-related (CFHR) plasma proteins and the subsequent formation of autoantibodies against complement factor H (CFH), has been reported to have an adverse outcome in one third of patients. Therapy options include prompt removal of antibodies by plasma exchange and immunosuppressive therapy...
February 20, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216098/potential-influences-of-complement-factor-h-in-autoimmune-inflammatory-and-thrombotic-disorders
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Janez Ferluga, Lubna Kouser, Valarmathy Murugaiah, Robert B Sim, Uday Kishore
Complement system homeostasis is important for host self-protection and anti-microbial immune surveillance, and recent research indicates roles in tissue development and remodelling. Complement also appears to have several points of interaction with the blood coagulation system. Deficiency and altered function due to gene mutations and polymorphisms in complement effectors and regulators, including Factor H, have been associated with familial and sporadic autoimmune inflammatory - thrombotic disorders, in which autoantibodies play a part...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215731/complementopathies
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REVIEW
Andrea C Baines, Robert A Brodsky
The complement system is an essential part of the innate immune system that requires careful regulation to ensure responses are appropriately directed against harmful pathogens, while preventing collateral damage to normal host cells and tissues. While deficiency in some components of the complement pathway is associated with increased susceptibility to certain infections, it has also become clear that inappropriate activation of complement is an important contributor to human disease. A number of hematologic disorders are driven by complement, and these disorders may be termed "complementopathies"...
February 6, 2017: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211788/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-complicated-by-clostridium-septicum-bacteremia-and-new-onset-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-report-of-a-case%C3%A2
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Anna C Iddings, Asha N Shenoi, Alba Morales Pozzo, Stefan G Kiessling
We report the unusual case of a 5-year-old male hospitalized for management of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and new-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) who developed acute renal injury secondary to hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). He was diagnosed with Shiga toxin-producing entero-hemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) 0157:H7-positive HUS 48 hours after being diagnosed with new-onset T1DM/DKA. His hospital course was complicated by Clostridium septicum sepsis with colonic perforation. This patient's diagnosis of new-onset T1DM just prior to HUS is novel...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210841/rare-genetic-variant-in-the-cfb-gene-presenting-as-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-and-immune-complex-diffuse-membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis-with-crescents-successfully-treated-with-eculizumab
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Khalid Alfakeeh, Mohammed Azar, Majid Alfadhel, Alsuayri Mansour Abdullah, Nourah Aloudah, Khaled O Alsaad
BACKGROUND: Complement factor B gene (CFB) is an important component of the alternate pathway of complement activation that provides an active subunit that associates with C3b to form the C3 convertase, which is an essential element in complement activation. Among the complement-associated disorders, mutations and pathogenic variants in the CFB gene are relatively rare phenomena. Moreover, mutated CFB affiliation with immune-complex diffuse membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (IC-MPGN) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) are considered a highly rare occurrence...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210839/thrombotic-microangiopathy-caused-by-methionine-synthase-deficiency-diagnosis-and-treatment-pitfalls
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Maria Helena Vaisbich, Andressa Braga, Maria Gabrielle, Clarissa Bueno, Flávia Piazzon, Fernando Kok
BACKGROUND: Inborn errors of cobalamin (Cbl) metabolism form a large group of rare diseases. One of these, Cbl deficiency type C (CblC), is a well-known cause of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), especially in infants. However, there has only been a single published case of TMA associated to Cbl deficiency type G (CblG), also known as methionine synthase deficiency (MSD). CASE DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: A 21-month-old boy presented with pallor and oral ulcers during episodes of upper respiratory infection (URI)...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199087/expression-purification-and-properties-of-a-human-arachidonoyl-specific-isoform-of-diacylglycerol-kinase
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William Jennings, Sejal Doshi, Prasanta Kumar Hota, Aaron Prodeus, Stephanie Black, Richard M Epand
Diacylglycerol kinase epsilon (DGKε) catalyzes the phosphorylation of diacylglycerol producing phosphatidic acid. DGKε demonstrates exquisite specificity for the acyl chains of diacylglycerol. This contributes to the specificity of the PI-cycle for lipid intermediates containing particular acyl chains. Dysregulation of DGKε perturbs lipid signaling and biosynthesis, which has been linked to epilepsy, Huntington's disease and heart disease. Recessive loss-of-function mutations in the DGKε gene cause atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome...
February 15, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198690/thrombotic-microangiopathies-similar-presentations-different-therapies
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REVIEW
Gerald B Appel
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, Shiga toxin hemolytic uremic syndrome, atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, and antiphospholipid syndrome are thrombotic microangiopathies that present similarly but arise from different causes. Management depends on distinguishing them promptly and providing targeted therapy.
February 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196123/correction-cerebral-hemodynamics-in-patients-with-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-assessed-by-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-and-four-dimensional-non-contrast-mr-angiography
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Ulrike Löbel, Nils Daniel Forkert, Peter Schmitt, Thorsten Dohrmann, Maria Schroeder, Tim Magnus, Stefan Kluge, Christina Weiler-Normann, Xiaoming Bi, Jens Fiehler, Jan Sedlacik
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164863.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194903/vitamin-k-antagonist-therapy-is-a-risk-factor-for-ulcer-development-and-death-among-dialyzed-patients
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Andreana De Mauri, Massimo Torreggiani, Marco Brambilla, Doriana Chiarinotti
Peripheral artery disease is a common complication among dialyzed patients. Since Vitamin K antagonists promote metastatic calcifications and these are the main determinants of vascular damage, we investigated their role in the development of lower limb ulcers in dialyzed patients. We retrospectively enrolled 316 dialyzed patients, aged 68 ± 15 years, 65% male, 32% diabetic, 43% with ischemic heart disease and followed them for 36 ± 25 months. 60 patients assumed Vitamin K antagonists: they were older, with a higher prevalence of heart disease, at greater risk of death and they developed more ulcers and underwent more lower limb amputations compared to the rest of our cohort...
February 14, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194476/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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M Girndt
Chronic kidney disease is defined by decreased glomerular filtration rate or proteinuria. Diabetic nephropathy and hypertensive renal damage are responsible for the majority of cases. The initiation of therapy has to consider if causal treatment of the underlying disease is possible and indicated. In all patients, even if specific treatment is not possible, therapy should aim at reducing progression of kidney failure. Chronic kidney diseases tend to intrinsic deterioration that persists after cessation of the causative damaging pathomechanism...
February 13, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187980/patients-with-hypertension-associated-thrombotic%C3%A2-microangiopathy-may-present-with%C3%A2-complement-abnormalities
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Sjoerd A M E G Timmermans, Myrurgia A Abdul-Hamid, Joris Vanderlocht, Jan G M C Damoiseaux, Chris P Reutelingsperger, Pieter van Paassen
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a pattern of endothelial damage that can be found in association with diverse clinical conditions such as malignant hypertension. Although the pathophysiological mechanisms differ, accumulating evidence links complement dysregulation to various TMA syndromes and in particular the atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome. Here, we evaluated the role of complement in nine consecutive patients with biopsy-proven renal TMA attributed to severe hypertension. Profound hematologic symptoms of TMA were uncommon...
February 7, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183731/c-septicum-complicating-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-survival-without-surgical-intervention
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Rachel M Engen, Elizabeth Y Killien, Jessica L Davis, Jordan M Symons, Silvia M Hartmann
Clostridium septicum is an anaerobic bacterium that causes rapidly progressive myonecrosis, bacteremia, and central nervous system infection. It has been reported as a complication of Escherichia coli hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) in 8 children worldwide; 5 children died, and the 3 reported survivors had surgically treated disease. We present 3 cases of C septicum complicating HUS in children, including the first 2 reported cases of survival without surgical intervention. All patients presented with classic cases of HUS with initial clinical improvement followed by deterioration...
February 9, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183278/a-rare-case-of-renal-thrombotic-microangiopathy-associated-with-castleman-s-disease
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Anubha Mutneja, L Nicholas Cossey, Helen Liapis, Ying Maggie Chen
BACKGROUND: Castleman's disease (CD) is an uncommon, heterogeneous lympho-proliferative disorder leading to high circulating levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Renal involvement has been only described in a limited number of small studies. Herein, we report a rare case of renal thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) associated with CD and investigate the podocyte expression of VEGF in the renal biopsy prior to initiation of treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: An 18-year-old male presented with fever, diarrhea, diffuse lymphadenopathy, ascites and acute kidney injury...
February 10, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182046/eculizumab-for-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-in-india-first-report-from-india-and-the-challenges-faced
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S K Sethi, S Rohatgi, M A Dragon-Durey, V Raghunathan, M Dhaliwal, A Rawat, P Jha, S B Bansal, R Raina, V Kher
Much progress has been made in understanding the pathophysiology and treatment of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). Plasma therapy is the mainstay of treatment for aHUS. The availability of the first effective anti-complement therapeutic agent, eculizumab, has dramatically changed the outlook of this disease. However, its use in clinical practice raises important questions, such as who should receive the drug, when to start such therapy, and is it safe to stop treatment once the disease is controlled...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180952/endothelial-dysfunction-during-long-term-follow-up-in-children-with-stec-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Martin Kreuzer, Laura Sollmann, Stephan Ruben, Maren Leifheit-Nestler, Dagmar-Christiane Fischer, Lars Pape, Dieter Haffner
BACKGROUND: Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)-associated hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) is a major cause of acute kidney injury (AKI), especially in children. Its long-term outcome with respect to endothelial damage remains largely elusive. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study in 26 children who had suffered from STEC-HUS in the past and achieved a complete recovery of renal function (eGFR >90 ml/min/1.73 m(2)). Skin microcirculation after local heating was assessed by laser Doppler fluximetry, carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV), carotid intima media thickness (cIMT), 24-h ambulatory blood pressure, and angiopoietin (Ang) 1 and 2 serum levels after a median follow-up period of 6...
February 8, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178713/thrombotic-microangiopathy-in-a-patient-treated-with-gemcitabine
#18
Sowmya Nanjappa, Vivek Singh, Shyam Uttamchandani, Smitha Pabbathi
Thrombotic microangiopathy syndromes consist of a collection of disorders with a varied etiology that share common clinical and pathological features. Although thrombotic microangiopathy is rare, it is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Without early recognition and intervention, the prognosis of the disease is poor. This report illustrates the case of a 56-year-old man with advanced-stage metastatic pancreatic cancer who presented with hemolytic uremic syndrome associated with gemcitabine use...
January 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178427/pathogenesis-of-colitis-in-germ-free-mice-infected-with-ehec-o157-h7
#19
K A Eaton, C Fontaine, D I Friedman, N Conti, C J Alteri
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) are strains of E. coli that express Shiga toxins (Stx) and cause hemorrhagic colitis. In some cases, disease can progress to hemolytic uremic syndrome, a potentially fatal form of kidney disease. Both enteric and renal disease are associated with the expression of stx genes, which are often carried on lysogenic phage. Toxin is expressed following induction and conversion of the phage to lytic growth. The authors previously used a germ-free mouse model to demonstrate that toxin gene expression is enhanced during growth in vivo and that renal disease is dependent on both prophage induction and expression of Stx2...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178155/complement-mediated-thrombotic-microangiopathy-secondary-to-sepsis-induced-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-successfully-treated-with-eculizumab-a-case-report
#20
Tomohiro Abe, Akira Sasaki, Taichiro Ueda, Yoshitaka Miyakawa, Hidenobu Ochiai
Secondary thrombotic microangiopathies (TMAs) are induced by several underlying conditions; most are resolved by treating background disease. Eculizumab is a human monoclonal antibody that blocks the final stage of the complement system and effectively treats atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). In this report, we present a patient with TMA secondary to sepsis- induced coagulopathy, who was successfully treated with eculizumab.A 44-year-old woman, who had no special medical history or familial history of TMAs, was admitted on suspicion of septic shock...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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