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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913276/association-of-genetic-polymorphisms-of-angiopoietin-like-4-with-severity-of-posttransplant-proteinuria-in-kidney-allograft-recipients
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Youngil Chang, Tariq Shah, Jaewook Yang, David I Min
BACKGROUND: Proteinuria is a hallmark of glomerular injury, and persistent proteinuria is associated with graft failure in kidney transplant patients. Recently, it is known that the level of circulating angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4) is elevated in the patients with human nephrotic syndrome, in which ANGPTL4 is responsible for relieving proteinuria. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine effects of clinical factors and genetic polymorphism of ANGPTL4 on proteinuria after kidney transplantation...
November 29, 2016: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909438/donor-specific-regulatory-t-cells-acquired-from-tolerant-mice-bearing-cardiac-allograft-promote-mixed-chimerism-and-prolong-intestinal-allograft-survival
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Xiao-Fei Shen, Jin-Peng Jiang, Jian-Jun Yang, Wei-Zhong Wang, Wen-Xian Guan, Jun-Feng Du
The induction of donor-specific transplant tolerance has always been a central problem for small bowel transplantation (SBT), which is thought to be the best therapy for end-stage bowel failure. With the development of new tolerance-inducing strategies, mixed chimerism induced by co-stimulation blockade has become most potent for tolerance of allografts, such as skin, kidney, and heart. However, a lack of clinically available co-stimulation blockers has hindered efficient application in humans. Furthermore, unlike those for other types of solid organ transplantation, strategies to induce robust mixed chimerism for intestinal allografts have not been fully developed...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906824/selection-of-patients-for-initial-clinical-trials-of-solid-organ-xenotransplantation
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David K C Cooper, Martin Wijkstrom, Sundaram Hariharan, Joshua L Chan, Avneesh Singh, Keith Horvath, Muhammad Mohiuddin, Arielle Cimeno, Rolf N Barth, John C LaMattina, Richard N Pierson
Several groups have reported extended survival of genetically-engineered pig organs in nonhuman primates, varying from almost 10 months for life-supporting kidney grafts and >2 years for nonlife-supporting heart grafts to less than 1 month for life-supporting liver and lung grafts. We have attempted to define groups of patients who may not have an option to wait for an allograft. These include kidney, heart, and lung candidates who are highly-allosensitized. In addition, some kidney candidates (who have previously lost at least 2 allografts from rapid recurrence of native kidney disease) have a high risk of further recurrence and will not be offered a repeat allotransplant...
December 1, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871261/quantitative-characterization-of-t-cell-repertoire-and-biomarkers-in-kidney-transplant-rejection
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Houda Alachkar, Martin Mutonga, Taigo Kato, Sowjanya Kalluri, Yoichi Kakuta, Motohide Uemura, Ryoichi Imamura, Norio Nonomura, Vikas Vujjini, Sami Alasfar, Hamid Rabb, Yusuke Nakamura, Nada Alachkar
BACKGROUND: T-cell-mediated rejection (TCMR) remains a major cause of kidney allograft failure. The characterization of T-cell repertoire in different immunological disorders has emerged recently as a novel tool with significant implications. We herein sought to characterize T-cell repertoire using next generation sequencing to diagnose TCMR. METHODS: In this prospective study, we analyzed samples from 50 kidney transplant recipients. We collected blood and kidney transplant biopsy samples at sequential time points before and post transplant...
November 21, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846155/effect-of-ex-vivo-expanded-recipient-regulatory-t-cells-on-hematopoietic-chimerism-and-kidney-allograft-tolerance-across-mhc-barriers-in-cynomolgus-macaques
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Raimon Duran-Struuck, Hugo P Sondermeijer, Leo Bühler, Paula Alonso-Guallart, Jonah Zitsman, Yojiro Kato, Anette Wu, Alicia N McMurchy, David Woodland, Adam Griesemer, Mercedes Martinez, Svetlan Boskovic, Tatsuo Kawai, A Benedict Cosimi, Cheng-Shie Wuu, Andrea Slate, Markus Mapara, Sam Baker, Rafal Tokarz, Vivette Dʼ Agati, Scott Hammer, Marcus Pereira, W Ian Lipkin, Thomas Wekerle, Megan Levings, Megan Sykes
BACKGROUND: Infusion of recipient regulatory T cells (Treg) promotes durable mixed hematopoietic chimerism and allograft tolerance in mice receiving allogeneic BMT with minimal conditioning. We applied this strategy in a Cynomolgus macaque model. METHODS: CD4+CD25high Treg that were polyclonally expanded in culture were highly suppressive in vitro and maintained high expression of FoxP3. Eight monkeys underwent nonmyeloablative conditioning and MHC-mismatched BMT with or without Treg infusion...
November 15, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805528/splenic-peliosis-resulting-in-spontaneous-splenic-rupture-in-a-concomitant-hepatic-and-renal-allograft-recipient
#6
Pelin Börcek, B Handan Özdemir, Eda Yılmaz Akçay, Mehmet Haberal
Splenic peliosis is an exceedingly rare complication following liver and kidney transplant, with few previously reported cases. A 24-year-old man with chronic renal and hepatic failure due to primary oxalosis underwent concomitant renal and hepatic transplant. On the eighth day of successful transplant, he showed signs and symptoms of hypovolemia with suspicion of intra-abdominal bleeding. Diagnostic laparotomy was performed, yielding splenic rupture, and a splenectomy was performed. Macroscopically, the spleen was ruptured, and the cut surface displayed multiple parenchymal blood-filled cysts...
November 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799969/bk-viremia-among-iranian-renal-transplant-candidates
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Manizheh Jozpanahi, Amitis Ramezani, Shahrzad Ossareh, Mohammad Banifazl, Anahita Bavand, Setareh Mamishi, Arezoo Aghakhani
BACKGROUND: Primary infection with BK virus (BKV) is occurred during childhood and usually asymptomatic, but after initial infection, BKV may persist lifelong in the kidney and genitourinary tract. Reactivation may occur in individuals with compromised immunity such as renal transplant recipients. Due to the role of BKV in BK virus-associated nephropathy (BKVAN) and potentially renal allograft rejection, the detection of BKV in renal transplant candidates is very important. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of BK viremia in end stage renal disease cases who were candidates for renal transplantation...
2016: Iranian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795990/early-kidney-allograft-dysfunction-threatened-allograft-comparative-effectiveness-of-continuing-versus-discontinuation-of-tacrolimus-and-use-of-sirolimus-to-prevent-graft-failure-a-retrospective-patient-centered-outcome-study
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Ravinder K Wali, Heather A Prentice, Venkata Reddivari, Geroge Baffoe-Bonnie, Cinthia I Drachenberg, John C Pappadimitriou, Emilio Ramos, Matthew Cooper, Johann Jonsson, Stephen Bartlett, Matthew R Weir
BACKGROUND: Due to lack of treatment options for early acute allograft dysfunction in the presence of tubular-interstitial injury without histological features of rejection, kidney transplant recipients are often treated with sirolimus-based therapy to prevent cumulative calcineurin inhibitor exposure and to prevent premature graft failure. METHODS: We analyzed transplant recipients treated with sirolimus-based (n = 220) compared with continued tacrolimus-based (n = 276) immunosuppression in recipients of early-onset graft dysfunction (threatened allograft) with the use of propensity score-based inverse probability treatment weighted models to balance for potential confounding by indication between 2 nonrandomized groups...
September 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788802/recurrent-iga-nephropathy-after-kidney-transplantation
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S Nijim, V Vujjini, S Alasfar, X Luo, B Orandi, C Delp, N M Desai, R A Montgomery, B E Lonze, N Alachkar
BACKGROUND: Immunoglobulin (Ig)A nephropathy is the most common primary glomerulonephritis worldwide, with a high recurrence rate after kidney transplantation. The aim of this study was to assess allograft survival, impact of recurrence on allograft function, and risk factors for post-transplant IgA recurrence. METHODS: We identified 104 patients with IgA nephropathy who underwent kidney transplantation at our center between 1993 and 2014. Fourteen patients underwent more than one allograft...
October 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788798/temporal-trend-and-time-varying-effect-of-preemptive-second-kidney-transplantation-on-graft-survival-a-30-year-single-center-cohort-study
#10
S Girerd, N Girerd, A Aarnink, E Solimando, M Ladrière, A Kennel, P Rossignol, M Kessler, L Frimat
BACKGROUND: There are discrepancies regarding the impact of preemptive 2nd kidney transplantation (PSKT) on graft survival. The present study aimed to determine whether the association between PSKT and outcome varies over time and whether this association is era dependent. METHODS: A total of 266 patients underwent SKT (244 non-PSKT, 22 PSKT) in our center from 1985 to 2015. Association between PSKT and graft survival (allograft failure from any cause including death) was assessed with the use of Cox models...
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
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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/27781419/low-dose-mycophenolate-mofetil-in-tablet-form-or-capsule-form-combined-with-tacrolimus-in-the-early-period-after-kidney-transplantation-a-prospective-randomized-trial%C3%A2
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Su Lee, Chan-Duck Kim, Kyu Huh, Baik-Hwan Cho, Man Ju, Dong Lee, Hong Cho, Jong-Won Park, Jung Lee, Samuel Lee, Byung So, Chang-Kwon Oh, Yu Kim
AIMS: The tablet form (500 mg) of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) provides more convenience of taking drugs and cost-effectiveness than the capsule form (250 mg). We examined the efficacy and safety of MMF in its different forms combined with tacrolimus in kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: This multicenter, 26-week, randomized trial was performed to compare the efficacy and safety of the tablet form of MMF versus the capsule form of MMF in 156 kidney transplant recipients...
October 26, 2016: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772620/cytomegalovirus-and-other-%C3%AE-herpesviruses
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Carlos A Q Santos
Cytomegalovirus (CMV), human herpes virus (HHV)-6, and HHV-7 are ubiquitous β-herpesviruses that can cause opportunistic infection and disease in kidney transplant recipients. Active CMV infection and disease are associated with acute allograft failure and death, and HHV-6 and HHV-7 replication are associated with CMV disease. CMV prevention strategies are used commonly after kidney transplantation, and include prophylaxis with antiviral medications and preemptive treatment upon the detection of asymptomatic viral replication in blood...
September 2016: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764540/clinical-significance-of-the-presence-of-anti-human-leukocyte-antigen-donor-specific-antibody-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-with-allograft-dysfunction
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Byung Ha Chung, Jeong Ho Kim, Bum Soon Choi, Cheol Whee Park, Ji-Il Kim, In Sung Moon, Yong-Soo Kim, Yeong Jin Choi, Eun-Jee Oh, Chul Woo Yang
Background/Aims: This study investigated the clinical significance of detecting anti-human leukocyte antigen-donor specific antibody (HLA-DSA) in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) requiring indication biopsy owing to allograft dysfunction. Methods: We analyzed the presence of HLA-DSA in 210 KTRs who took indication biopsy. We divided these cases into two groups, HLA-DSA (+) (n = 52) and HLA-DSA (-) (n = 158) group, and compared the clinical characteristics, pathological findings, and clinical outcomes of the two groups...
October 20, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760547/secondary-bladder-amyloidosis-with-familial-mediterranean-fever-in-a-living-donor-kidney-transplant-recipient-a-case-report
#15
Sentaro Imamura, Shintaro Narita, Ryuta Nishikomori, Hiroshi Tsuruta, Kazuyuki Numakura, Atsushi Maeno, Mitsuru Saito, Takamitsu Inoue, Norihiko Tsuchiya, Hiroshi Nanjo, Toshio Heike, Shigeru Satoh, Tomonori Habuchi
BACKGROUND: Secondary bladder amyloidosis is an extremely rare disease, resulting from a chronic systematic inflammatory disorder associated with amyloid deposits. Although uncommon in Japan, familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a hereditary autoinflammatory disease characterized by recurrent episodes of fever of short duration and serositis and is frequently associated with systemic amyloidosis. Here, we present a case of a Japanese patient complaining of fever and macroscopic hematuria after a living donor renal transplantation...
October 19, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755501/outcomes-after-weekend-admission-for-deceased-donor-kidney-transplantation-a-population-cohort-study
#16
Benjamin M Anderson, Jemma L Mytton, Felicity Evison, Charles J Ferro, Adnan Sharif
INTRODUCTION: Outcomes for weekend hospital admissions or emergency procedures have become a topical and controversial issue for the UK National Health Service (NHS). Deceased-donor kidney transplantation is frequently performed at weekends and evidence for its relative safety are lacking. METHODS: We undertook a population-based cohort analysis, obtaining data from every deceased-donor kidney-alone transplant procedure performed in England between January 2003 and December 2014...
October 17, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751774/polymorphism-in-programmed-cell-death-1-gene-is-strongly-associated-with-lung-and-kidney-allograft-survival-in-recipients-from-cmv-positive-donors
#17
Catherine Forconi, Philippe Gatault, Elodie Miquelestorena-Standley, Johan Noble, Sally Al-Hajj, Romain Guillemain, Marc Stern, Thomas Hoffmann, Louis Prat, Caroline Suberbielle, Emeline Masson, Anne Cesbron-Gautier, Catherine Gaudy-Graffin, Alain Goudeau, Gilles Thibault, Fabrice Ivanes, Roseline Guibon, Ihab Kazma, Yvon Lebranchu, Matthias Büchler, Antoine Magnan, Jean-Michel Halimi, Christophe Baron
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) has a role in chronic rejection and graft loss in kidney transplant (KTx) and lung transplant (LTx) recipients. In addition, donor CMV seropositivity is an independent risk factor for renal graft loss. The anti-CMV response might modulate this risk. Expression of programmed cell death 1 (PD-1), a receptor involved in viral-specific T-cell exhaustion, is influenced by a single nucleotide polymorphism called PD-1.3 (wild-type allele G, variant allele A)...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742383/immunosuppression-minimization-and-avoidance-protocols-when-less-is-not-more
#18
Rohini Prashar, K K Venkat
Kidney transplantation is well established as the best treatment option for end-stage kidney disease. It confers not only a better quality of life but also a significant survival advantage compared to dialysis. However, despite significant improvement in short-term kidney transplant graft survival over the past three decades, long-term graft survival remains suboptimal. Concerns about the possible contribution of chronic calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) nephrotoxicity to late allograft failure and other serious adverse effects of currently used immunosuppressive agents (especially corticosteroids) have led to increasing interest in developing regimens which may better preserve kidney allograft function and minimize other immunosuppression-related problems without increasing the risk of rejection...
September 2016: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27678382/pre-existing-donor-specific-antibodies-are-detrimental-to-kidney-allograft-only-when-persistent-after-transplantation
#19
Sophie Caillard, Camille Becmeur, Gabriela Gautier-Vargas, Jerome Olagne, Clotilde Muller, Noelle Cognard, Peggy Perrin, Laura Braun, Francoise Heibel, Francois Lefebre, Veronique Renner, Christian Gachet, Bruno Moulin, Anne Parissiadis
Donor-specific antibodies (DSA) increase the risk of allograft rejection and graft failure. They may be present before transplant or develop de novo after transplantation. Here, we studied the evolution of preformed DSA and their impact on graft outcome in kidney transplant recipients. Using the Luminex Single Antigen assay, we analyzed the sera on the day of transplantation of 239 patients who received a kidney transplant. Thirty-seven patients (15.5%) had pre-existing DSA detected the day of transplantation...
September 28, 2016: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666815/role-of-galectin-3-in-autoimmune-and-non-autoimmune-nephropathies
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Francesca Saccon, Mariele Gatto, Anna Ghirardello, Luca Iaccarino, Leonardo Punzi, Andrea Doria
Galectins are evolutionary conserved β-galactoside binding proteins with a carbohydrate-recognition domain (CRD) of approximately 130 amino acids. In mammals, 15 members of the galectin family have been identified and classified into three subtypes according to CRD organization: prototype, tandem repeat-type and chimera-type galectins. Galectin-3 (gal-3) is the only chimera type galectin in vertebrates containing one CRD linked to an unusual long N-terminal domain which displays non-lectin dependent activities...
September 23, 2016: Autoimmunity Reviews
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