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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317398/cardiac-transplantation-towards-a-new-noninvasive-approach-of-cardiac-allograft-rejection
#1
Sophie I Mavrogeni, George Athanasopoulos, Aggeliki Gouziouta, Evangelos Leontiadis, Stamatis Adamopoulos, Genovefa Kolovou
Cardiac allograft rejection (CAR) may occur after transplantation and remains silent, until hemodynamic deterioration takes place. Endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) is applied to early detect CAR. Although, flexible bioptoms have decreased the incidence of lethal complications, EMB remains an invasive procedure carrying risk of tamponade and permanent heart block. Therefore, a new non-invasive approach is needed. Areas covered: AlloMap molecular expression testing and graft-derived cell-free DNA (GcfDNA) test can be used as blood indices of acute and chronic CAR, respectively...
March 20, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
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/28306671/noninvasive-monitoring-of-acute-and-chronic-rejection-in-heart-transplantation
#3
Maria G Crespo-Leiro, Gonzalo Barge-Caballero, David Couto-Mallon
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent years have seen advances in the early detection of cardiac graft rejection. RECENT FINDINGS: We review the possibilities offered by tissue Doppler imaging and speckle tracking echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance, cardiac computed tomography, single positron emission tomography, gene expression profiling, and quantitation of donor-derived cell-free DNA, and microRNAs. SUMMARY: Noninvasive monitoring of acute and chronic rejection after cardiac transplantation is an unmet need and remains a challenge...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306670/innovations-in-cardiac-transplantation
#4
Reema Hasan, Ashraf Abou El Ela, Daniel Goldstein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As the number of people living with heart failure continues to grow, future treatments will focus on efficient donor organ donation and ensuring safe and durable outcomes. This review will focus on organ procurement, graft surveillance and emerging therapies. RECENT FINDINGS: Preliminary studies into donation after cardiac death have indicated that this may be an effective means to increase the donor pool. Novel preservation techniques that include ex-vivo perfusion to improve donor metabolic stabilization prior to implantation may also expand the donor pool...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304115/extracorporeal-photopheresis-in-pediatric-patients-practical-and-technical-considerations
#5
Robert A DeSimone, Joseph Schwartz, Jennifer Schneiderman
In adults, extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) is widely utilized for a variety of indications, most commonly cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, acute or chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), solid organ transplant rejection, and other autoimmune and T-cell-mediated disorders. In pediatric patients, the majority of case series and reports have focused on its use in the management of acute and chronic GVHD. Currently utilized ECP technologies were designed for adult patients and there are several challenges in adapting these technologies for use in children...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299025/interleukin-28b-rs12979860-c-t-polymorphism-and-acute-cellular-rejection-after-liver-transplantation
#6
H Fereidooni, N Azarpira, R Yaghobi, A Vahdati, S A Malek-Hoseini
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-28 (IL-28B) rs12979860 C/T polymorphism is a known predictor of sustained virological response after antiviral treatment in hepatitis C. IL-28B affects the innate immune system as well as intrahepatic expression level of interferon-stimulated genes. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of recipient IL-28B polymorphism on occurrence of acute rejection after liver transplantation. METHODS: 140 liver allograft recipients were selected...
2017: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299024/plasma-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-as-a-marker-for-prediction-of-3-month-graft-survival-after-kidney-transplantation
#7
A Jafari, M R Khatami, S Dashti-Khavidaki, M Lessan-Pezeshki, A Abdollahi
BACKGROUND: Ischemic injury during organ transplantation increases the risk of acute and chronic rejections by promoting alloimmune responses. Measurement of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) immediately after kidney transplantation may be promising for early detection of ischemic injuries to allograft. OBJECTIVE: This study assessed possible predictive values of plasma NGAL levels during first hours after kidney transplantation for graft loss within the first 3 months after transplantation...
2017: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295657/severe-acute-cellular-rejection-after-intestinal-transplantation-is-associated-with-poor-patient-and-graft-survival
#8
Genevieve Huard, Thomas D Schiano, Jang Moon, Kishore Iyer
BACKGROUND: Severe acute cellular rejection (ACR) occurs frequently after intestinal transplantation (ITx). AIM: To evaluate the outcomes and the risk factors for graft failure and mortality in patients with severe ACR after ITx. METHODS: Retrospective study evaluating all ITx recipients who developed severe ACR between 01/2000 and 07/2014. Demographic and histologic data were reviewed. RESULTS: 20/126 (15.9%) ITx recipients developed severe ACR...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293239/major-histocompatibility-complex-class-i-chain-related-a-mica-molecules-relevance-in-solid-organ-transplantation
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REVIEW
Ajay Kumar Baranwal, Narinder K Mehra
An ever growing number of reports on graft rejection and/or failure even with good HLA matches have highlighted an important role of non-HLA antigens in influencing allograft immunity. The list of non-HLA antigens that have been implicated in graft rejection in different types of organ transplantation has already grown long. Of these, the Major Histocompatibility Complex class I chain-related molecule A (MICA) is one of the most polymorphic and extensively studied non-HLA antigenic targets especially in the kidney transplantation...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289708/interruption-of-ox40l-signaling-prevents-costimulation-blockade-resistant-allograft-rejection
#10
William H Kitchens, Ying Dong, David V Mathews, Cynthia P Breeden, Elizabeth Strobert, Maria E Fuentes, Christian P Larsen, Mandy L Ford, Andrew B Adams
The potential of costimulation blockade to serve as a novel transplant immunosuppression strategy has been explored for over 20 years, culminating in the recent clinical approval of belatacept for renal transplant patients. Despite improving long-term graft function and survival compared with calcineurin inhibitors, clinical acceptance of belatacept has been hindered by elevated rates of acute rejection. We examined the signaling pathways required to activate costimulation blockade-resistant alloreactive T cells and identified the OX40/OX40L secondary costimulatory pathway as a promising target...
March 9, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288014/the-times-they-are-a-changing-hope-for-hiv-to-hiv-organ-transplantation
#11
Ghady Haidar, Nina Singh
HIV-infected persons who achieve undetectable viral loads on antiretroviral therapy currently have near-normal lifespans. Liver disease is a major cause of non-AIDS-related deaths, and as a result of longer survival, the prevalence of end-stage renal disease in HIV is increasing. HIV-infected persons undergoing organ transplantation generally achieve comparable patient and graft survival rates compared to their HIV-uninfected counterparts, despite a nearly threefold increased risk of acute rejection. However, the ongoing shortage of suitable organs can limit transplantation as an option, and patients with HIV have higher waitlist mortality than others...
March 1, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282321/intestinal-transplantation-a-review
#12
Larry Loo, Georgio Vrakas, Srikanth Reddy, Philip Allan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this article is to review the existing literature on the current indications, surgical techniques, immunosuppressive therapy and outcomes following intestinal transplantation (ITx). RECENT FINDINGS: Over recent years, ITx has become a more common operation with approximately 2500 procedures carried out worldwide by 2014. It is reserved for patients with intestinal failure and who have developed complications of home parenteral nutrition or who have a high risk of dying from their underlying disease...
March 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281103/current-evidence-on-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-kidney-transplant-what-s-new
#13
REVIEW
Gerardo Sarno, Riccardo Nappi, Barbara Altieri, Giacomo Tirabassi, Emanuele Muscogiuri, Gianmaria Salvio, Stavroula A Paschou, Aristide Ferrara, Enrico Russo, Daniela Vicedomini, Cerbone Vincenzo, Andromachi Vryonidou, Silvia Della Casa, Giancarlo Balercia, Francesco Orio, Paride De Rosa
Kidney transplant is the treatment of choice for end-stage chronic kidney disease. Kidneys generate 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (calcitriol) from 25-hydroxyvitamin D (calcidiol) for circulation in the blood to regulate calcium levels. Transplant patients with low calcidiol levels have an increased risk of metabolic and endocrine problems, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, poor graft survival, bone disorders, cancer, and mortality rate. The recommended calcidiol level after transplant is at least 30 ng/mL (75 nmol/L), which could require 1000-3000 IU/d vitamin D3 to achieve...
March 9, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280702/mycophenolate-mofetil-toxicity-mimicking-acute-cellular-rejection-in-a-small-intestinal-transplant
#14
Ross Apostolov, Khashayar Asadi, Julie Lokan, Ning Kam, Adam Testro
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is an important medication used for maintenance immunosuppression in solid organ transplants. A common gastrointestinal (GI) side effect of MMF is enterocolitis, which has been associated with multiple histological features. There is little data in the literature describing the histological effects of MMF in small intestinal transplant (SIT) recipients. We present a case of MMF toxicity in a SIT recipient, with histological changes in the donor ileum mimicking persistent acute cellular rejection (ACR)...
February 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262440/telomere-length-in-patients-with-pulmonary-fibrosis-associated-with-chronic-lung-allograft-dysfunction-and-post-lung-transplantation-survival
#15
Chad A Newton, Julia Kozlitina, Jefferson R Lines, Vaidehi Kaza, Fernando Torres, Christine Kim Garcia
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have shown that patients with pulmonary fibrosis with mutations in the telomerase genes have a high rate of certain complications after lung transplantation. However, few studies have investigated clinical outcomes based on leukocyte telomere length. METHODS: We conducted an observational cohort study of all patients with pulmonary fibrosis who underwent lung transplantation at a single center between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2014...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261211/targeting-the-monocyte-macrophage-lineage-in-solid-organ-transplantation
#16
REVIEW
Thierry P P van den Bosch, Nynke M Kannegieter, Dennis A Hesselink, Carla C Baan, Ajda T Rowshani
There is an unmet clinical need for immunotherapeutic strategies that specifically target the active immune cells participating in the process of rejection after solid organ transplantation. The monocyte-macrophage cell lineage is increasingly recognized as a major player in acute and chronic allograft immunopathology. The dominant presence of cells of this lineage in rejecting allograft tissue is associated with worse graft function and survival. Monocytes and macrophages contribute to alloimmunity via diverse pathways: antigen processing and presentation, costimulation, pro-inflammatory cytokine production, and tissue repair...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260475/nonmelanoma-skin-cancers-after-kidney-transplant-our-15-years-of-experience-with-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-inhibitors
#17
Gokalp Okut, Alper Alp, Erhan Tatar, Cenk Simsek, Cem Tugmen, Adam Uslu
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer after kidney transplant and the effects of immunosuppression reduction and switching to a mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor drugs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Kidney transplant recipients were evaluated retrospectively from patient medical records (between January 2000 and December 2014). A 30% increase in serum creatinine was accepted as indicating renal failure progression. RESULTS: Of 18 patients included (mean follow-up 98 ± 66 mo), 7 (38...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260457/early-versus-late-acute-antibody-mediated-rejection-among-renal-transplant-recipients-in-terms-of-response-to-rituximab-therapy-a-single-center-experience
#18
Osama Gheith, Torki Al-Otaibi, Medhat A Halim, Tarek Mahmoud, Prasad Nair, Mohamed Abdel Monem, Salah Al-Waheeb, Rashad Hassan, Narayanam Nampoory
OBJECTIVES: There are no comparable trials concerning the use of rituximab among renal transplant recipients with acute antibody-mediated rejection. Here, we compared early and late acute antibody-mediated rejection in renal transplant recipients in terms of response to rituximab therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of 1230 kidney transplants performed at Hamed Al-Essa Organ Transplant Center (Kuwait) over the past 10 years, 103 recipients developed acute antibody-mediated rejections and were subcategorized into 4 groups according to the onset of rejection and rituximab treatment...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260447/preliminary-results-of-a-newly-established-organ-transplantation-program-in-a-teaching-hospital
#19
Hammam Momani, Samer Algeizawi, Badia Shamoun, Atef Abu Taha, Hamed Alshakhatreh, Abdel-Hadi Breizat
OBJECTIVES: End-stage renal disease is the complete failure of kidney function; kidney transplant offers the best survival advantage. We analyzed data from Al-Basheer Hospital's newly established transplant program and present our kidney transplant results from the first year of operation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between April 2015 and June 2016, 20 kidney transplants were performed (19 living-related donors and 1 deceased donor). We assessed the demographic data, surgical techniques employed, complications, immunosuppressive drugs used, and graft and patient survival rates...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260445/renal-impairment-and-complication-after-kidney-transplant-at-queen-rania-abdulla-children-s-hospital
#20
Reham Issa Almardini, Ghazi Mohamad Salita, Mahdi Qasem Farah, Issa Ahmad Katatbeh, Katibh Al-Rabadi
OBJECTIVES: Kidney transplant is the treatment of choice for end-stage renal disease, but it is not without complications. We review the medical cause of significant renal impairment and complications that developed after kidney transplant in pediatric patients who required hospital admission and intervention and/or who were followed between 2007 and 2016. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective noninterventional chart review study was conducted in pediatric patients who received a kidney transplant and/or followed at the nephrology clinic at Queen Rania Abdulla Children's Hospital between 2007 and 2016...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
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