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Acute renal allograft rejection

Fen Chen, Shulin Li, Dong Sun
Blood oxygen level-dependent magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD MRI) has recently been utilized as a noninvasive tool for evaluating renal oxygenation. Several methods have been proposed for analyzing BOLD images. Regional ROI selection is the earliest and most widely used method for BOLD analysis. In the last 20 years, many investigators have used this method to evaluate cortical and medullary oxygenation in patients with ischemic nephropathy, hypertensive nephropathy, diabetic nephropathy, chronic kidney disease (CKD), acute kidney injury and renal allograft rejection...
March 8, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
Nicole A Pilch, Vinayak Rohan, Vinaya Rao, Patrick D Mauldin, Zemin Su, Derek A Dubay, Thomas A Morinelli, David J Taber
BACKGROUND: Several studies have been performed to evaluate surrogate markers of long-term allograft function in renal transplant recipients. These include serum creatinine, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), slope of eGFR, and more recently eGFR variability. The aim of this study was to measure eGFR slope while assessing the variability of this slope and if high variability occurring at any time post-transplant was predictive of poorer long-term outcomes in a large cohort of kidney transplant recipients...
March 14, 2018: American Journal of Nephrology
Shunta Hori, Mitsuru Tomizawa, Fumisato Maesaka, Takuya Owari, Yosuke Morizawa, Yasushi Nakai, Makito Miyake, Tatsuo Yoneda, Nobumichi Tanaka, Katsunori Yoshida, Kiyohide Fujimoto
BACKGROUND: Page kidney phenomenon is caused by strong renal parenchymal compression and leads to renal hypoperfusion and microvascular ischemia, resulting in renal dysfunction and hypertension. Although the development of Page kidney phenomenon in allograft is rare, most of its cases are induced by allograft biopsy or trauma. We observed a case of Page kidney phenomenon that was induced by unusual causes immediately after kidney transplantation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old man, whose wife donated a kidney, underwent ABO-compatible living kidney transplantation...
March 13, 2018: BMC Nephrology
B Handan Özdemir, Alev Ok Atılgan, Eda Yılmaz Akçay, Gökçe Özdemir, Ebru Ayvazoğlu Soy, Aydıncan Akdur, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Thrombotic microangiopathy is a form of renal capillary injury possibly associated with calcineurin inhibitor toxicity, acute humoral rejection, infections, and recurrent diseases. Here, we examined its incidence in patients diagnosed with acute and chronic active humoral rejection, polyomavirus nephropathy, acute cellular rejection, and immunoglobulin A recurrence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 272 renal allograft recipients who met the inclusion criteria were reevaluated for presence of renal thrombotic microangiopathy...
March 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
B Handan Özdemir, F Nurhan Özdemir, Pelin Börcek, Çiğdem Sercan, Gökçe Özdemir, Ebru H Ayvazoğlu Soy, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Transplant vasculopathy is a significant predictor of poor outcome. We investigated whether age or pretransplant renal arterial vasculopathy of grafted kidneys affected allograft survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 148 recipients and their donors. All donors underwent pretransplant renal arterial biopsy, with renal artery vascular score determined for each artery. Chronic rejection and graft loss were noted for all patients. RESULTS: Variable grades of pretransplant renal arterial lesions were noted in 103 donors (69...
March 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Rebecca Liu, Jonathan Merola, Thomas D Manes, Lingfeng Qin, Gregory T Tietjen, Francesc López-Giráldez, Verena Broecker, Caodi Fang, Catherine Xie, Ping-Min Chen, Nancy C Kirkiles-Smith, Dan Jane-Wit, Jordan S Pober
Early acute rejection of human allografts is mediated by circulating alloreactive host effector memory T cells (TEM). TEM infiltration typically occurs across graft postcapillary venules and involves sequential interactions with graft-derived endothelial cells (ECs) and pericytes (PCs). While the role of ECs in allograft rejection has been extensively studied, contributions of PCs to this process are largely unknown. This study aimed to characterize the effects and mechanisms of interactions between human PCs and allogeneic TEM...
March 8, 2018: JCI Insight
Qipeng Sun, Zhengyu Huang, Fei Han, Ming Zhao, Ronghua Cao, Daqiang Zhao, Liangqing Hong, Ning Na, Heng Li, Bin Miao, Jianmin Hu, Fanhang Meng, Yanwen Peng, Qiquan Sun
BACKGROUND: Kidneys from deceased donors are being used to meet the growing need for grafts. However, delayed graft function (DGF) and acute rejection incidences are high, leading to adverse effects on graft outcomes. Optimal induction intervention should include both renal structure injury repair and immune response suppression. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) with potent anti-inflammatory, regenerative, and immune-modulatory properties are considered a candidate to prevent DGF and acute rejection in renal transplantation...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
Shokoufeh Savaj, Seyedeh Ghazal Hosseini, Ahad J Ghods
INTRODUCTION: Non-human leukocyte antigen antibodies are an independent risk factor for acute rejection in kidney transplant recipients. Among them, angiotensin II receptor type 1 (ART1) antibodies can induce various effects, but their clinical importance in kidney transplant recipients has not been properly explained. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of ART1 antibodies on allograft function and hypertension in stable kidney transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-one kidney recipients from non- human leukocyte antigen antibodies-matched donors with stable allograft function were examined for estimated glomerular filtration rate (Chronic Kidney Disease-Epidemiology Collaboration formula) and ART1 antibodies (measured using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method)...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
Yan-Na Liu, Li-Xin Yu, Wen-Feng Deng, Kai-Qun Li, Ru-Min Liu, Gui-Rong Ye, Fang-Xiang Fu, Jiang-Tao Li, Yun Miao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the factors associated with the occurrence of transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted in 26 recipients who developed TRAS and 40 concurrent renal recipients without TRAS. We also conducted a nested case-control study in 14 patients with TRAS (TRAS-SD group) and another 14 non-TRAS recipients who received the allograft from the same donor (non-TRAS-SD group). RESULTS: Compared with those in the concurrent recipients without TRAS, acute rejection (AR) occurred at a significantly higher incidence (P=0...
February 20, 2018: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
Alexander J Gallan, W James Chon, Michelle A Josephson, Patrick N Cunningham, Kammi J Henriksen, Anthony Chang
Acute T cell-mediated rejection (TCMR) is an important cause of renal allograft loss. The Banff classification for tubulointerstitial (type I) rejection is based on the extent of both interstitial inflammation and tubulitis. Lymphocytes may also be present between parietal epithelial cells and Bowman capsules in this setting, which we have termed "capsulitis." We conducted this study to determine the clinical significance of capsulitis. We identified 42 patients from the pathology archives at the University of Chicago with isolated Banff type I TCMR from 2010-2015...
February 28, 2018: Human Pathology
Anne I Dipchand
Pediatric heart transplantation is standard of care for children with end-stage heart failure. The diverse age range, diagnoses, and practice variations continue to challenge the development of evidence-based practices and new technologies. Outcomes in the most recent era are excellent, especially with the more widespread use of ventricular assist devices (VADs). Waitlist mortality remains high and knowledge of risk factors for death while waiting and following transplantation contributes to decision-making around transplant candidacy and timing of listing...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Claudia Del Fante, Jerard Seghatchian, Cesare Perotti
Renal rejection clinically represents a major cause of graft dysfunction and sadly the loss of the renal transplant. This is despite the considerable progress in immunosuppressive therapy. It is strongly believed that the complex immunologic network underlying the response against major histocompatibility molecules (MHC) is responsible for rejection, an unresolved issue that is, in part, not inhibited by the current prophylactic and therapeutic strategies. Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) is an effective cell therapy approach that was successfully used in immunomodulating heart rejection, acute and chronic GvHD, lung rejection and some selected autoimmune diseases...
February 21, 2018: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Natalie A O'Neill, Tianshu Zhang, Gheorghe Braileanu, Xiangfei Cheng, Alena Hershfeld, Wenji Sun, Keith A Reimann, Sia Dahi, Natalia Kubicki, Wessam Hassanein, Christopher Laird, Arielle Cimeno, Agnes M Azimzadeh, Richard N Pierson
Background: Inducible costimulator (ICOS) is rapidly upregulated with T-cell stimulation and may represent an escape pathway for T-cell costimulation in the setting of CD40/CD154 costimulation blockade. Induction treatment exhibited no efficacy in a primate renal allograft model, but rodent transplant models suggest that the addition of delayed ICOS/ICOS-L blockade may prolong allograft survival and prevent chronic rejection. Here, we ask whether ICOS-Ig treatment, timed to anticipate ICOS upregulation, prolongs NHP cardiac allograft survival or attenuates pathogenic alloimmunity...
February 2018: Transplantation Direct
Anupma Kaul, Shashi Kumar, Dharmendra Bhaduaria, Vinita Agrawal, R K Sharma, Narayan Prasad, Amit Gupta, Rishi Kumar
Reactivation of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and BK polyomavirus (BKV) can result in virus-associated tubulointerstitial nephritis in renal allografts. All those renal biopsies reported as viral cytopathic were isolated and examined by two independent renal histopathologists from our institute and classified as CMV, BKV, and CMV-BKV coinfection-associated viral cytopathic changes with confirmation through polymerase chain reaction technology in either serum or urine or both. All twenty patients were categorized as 10 in CMV, four in BKV, and six were in CMV-BKV coinfection...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Quan Zhuang, Ke Cheng, Yingzi Ming
The fractalkine receptor chemokine (C-X3-C motif) receptor 1 (CX3CR1) and its highly selective ligand CX3CL1 mediate chemotaxis and adhesion of immune cells, which are involved in the pathogenesis and progression of numerous inflammatory disorders and malignancies. The CX3CL1/CX3CR1 axis has recently drawn attention as a potential therapeutic target because it is involved in the ontogeny, homeostatic migration, or colonization of renal phagocytes. We performed a Medline/PubMed search to detect recently published studies that explored the relationship between the CX3CL1/CX3CR1 axis and renal diseases and disorders, including diabetic nephropathy, renal allograft rejection, infectious renal diseases, IgA nephropathy, fibrotic kidney disease, lupus nephritis and glomerulonephritis, acute kidney injury and renal carcinoma...
2017: Current Gene Therapy
Abhilash Koratala, William L Clapp, Olanrewaju A Olaoye, Alfonso H Santos
Bullous pemphigoid has been linked to allograft rejection, as well as membranous nephropathy in renal transplant recipients. Although there is a possibility of multiple distinct autoimmune processes, immune stimulation induced by allograft rejection or antibasement zone antibody interactions are possible mechanisms for the simultaneous skin and renal involvement.
February 2018: Clinical Case Reports
Jinwen Lin, Rending Wang, Ying Xu, Jianghua Chen
Background: It is not clear whether renal allograft removal affects the outcome of renal retransplantation. This study aimed to determine the effect of allograft nephrectomy (AN) and no-AN (No AN) on renal retransplantation. Methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted using MEDLINE, Embase and the Cochrane Library. Observational studies or randomized controlled trials including renal retransplantation recipients with AN or No-AN were included. The primary outcomes were graft survival, patient survival, acute rejection (AR) and delayed graft dysfunction; the secondary outcomes were positive panel reactive antibody rate and serum creatinine level at 1 year after retransplantation, cold ischemia time and time of hemodialysis before recent transplantation...
February 12, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
P West-Thielke, K Progar, M Campara, N Jasiak, L Gallon, I Tang, M Spaggiari, I Tzvetanov, E Benedetti
Antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) is one of the leading causes of allograft failure especially in patients undergoing ABO-incompatible (ABOi) renal transplantation. We hypothesized that complement inhibition with eculizumab, a C5 inhibitor, would protect against AMR and maintain graft function in ABOi renal transplant recipients. Four patients undergoing living donor kidney transplant from ABOi donors were treated with a 9-week eculizumab course without therapeutic plasma exchange, intravenous immunoglobulin, or splenectomy...
January 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
Y Haouami, I Sfar, T Dhaouadi, T Gargah, M Bacha, R Bardi, E Abderrahim, R Goucha, M Ounissi, T Ben Abdallah, Y Gorgi
BACKGROUND: Genetic polymorphisms of interleukin (IL)-17F, associated with functional and/or quantitative change in this glycoprotein, have been described as predisposing to various autoimmune diseases. The proinflammatory IL-17 has some roles in renal transplantation. In this context, the relationship between the most common IL-17F polymorphisms with acute renal allograft rejection susceptibility in Tunisian renal recipients has been investigated. METHODS: We examined 93 renal transplant recipients who were enrolled and classified as follows: GI, 48 transplant recipients who developed at least one episode of acute rejection; and GII, 45 controls, kidney recipients who also were followed for at least 1 year and had stable renal function...
January 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
Hailin Zhao, Azeem Alam, Aurelie Pac Soo, Andrew J T George, Daqing Ma
Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) during renal transplantation often initiates non-specific inflammatory responses that can result in the loss of kidney graft viability. However, the long-term consequence of IRI on renal grafts survival is uncertain. Here we review clinical evidence and laboratory studies, and elucidate the association between early IRI and later graft loss. Our critical analysis of previous publications indicates that early IRI does contribute to later graft loss through reduction of renal functional mass, graft vascular injury, and chronic hypoxia, as well as subsequent fibrosis...
February 1, 2018: EBioMedicine
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