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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717938/rituximab-in-steroid-sensitive-nephrotic-syndrome-lessons-from-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Kazumoto Iijima, Mayumi Sako, Koichi Kamei, Kandai Nozu
Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome is the most common chronic glomerular disease in children. A total of 80-90% of patients with childhood idiopathic nephrotic syndrome achieve remission with steroid therapy [steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS)]. However, approximately 50% of children with SSNS develop frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) or steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS). Children with FRNS or SDNS are usually treated with immunosuppressive agents, but 10-20% of children receiving immunosuppressive agents still show frequent relapses or steroid dependence during or after treatment, defined as complicated FRNS or SDNS...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717937/clinical-presentation-and-outcomes-of-childhood-onset-membranous-lupus-nephritis
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Maria Pereira, Eyal Muscal, Karen Eldin, M John Hicks, Anna Carmela P Sagcal-Gironella, Marietta DeGuzman, Scott E Wenderfer
BACKGROUND: Best practices for managing childhood-onset membranous lupus nephritis (MLN) are not yet established. Most studies involve primarily or exclusively adult cohorts or pediatric cohorts with combinations of pure or mixed membranous and proliferative nephritis. METHODS: We performed a single-center cohort study of consecutively diagnosed children with pure MLN from 1990 and 2016. Patients received care in Houston, Texas, one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in North America...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700988/high-dose-rituximab-ineffective-for-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-a-long-term-observation-study
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Dario Roccatello, Savino Sciascia, Daniela Rossi, Mirella Alpa, Carla Naretto, Massimo Radin, Antonella Barreca, Roberta Fenoglio, Simone Baldovino, Elisa Menegatti
BACKGROUND: A beneficial effect of rituximab (RTX) on focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in pediatric patients or in transplant recipients has been reported in isolated cases. However, the use of RTX in adult patients with idiopathic FSGS needs further investigation. METHODS: Eight patients who had biopsy-proven FSGS (63.9 ± 14.0, range 40-81 years, 4 women, 4 men) with major risk factors precluding corticosteroids or conventional immunosuppression were treated with a high dose of RTX (8 weekly doses of 375 mg/m2) and prospectively followed up for at least 2 years (29...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682905/rituximab-alone-as-induction-therapy-for-membranous-lupus-nephritis-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
#4
MULTICENTER STUDY
Nathalie Chavarot, David Verhelst, Agathe Pardon, Valérie Caudwell, Lucile Mercadal, Antoinette Sacchi, Catherine Leonardi, Véronique Le Guern, Alexandre Karras, Eric Daugas
The optimal treatment for pure membranous lupus nephritis (MLN) remains undetermined. Rituximab constitutes a promising therapeutic option for lupus nephritis and is currently being evaluated for use in idiopathic membranous nephritis. We retrospectively analysed the efficacy and tolerance of rituximab as a monotherapy in the induction treatment of pure MLN.We retrospectively investigated SLE patients with biopsy-proven pure class V lupus nephritis presenting with a protein-to-creatinine ratio of at least 2 g/g and treated with rituximab as monotherapy...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669992/treatment-of-membranous-nephropathy-time-for-a-paradigm-shift
#5
REVIEW
Piero Ruggenenti, Fernando C Fervenza, Giuseppe Remuzzi
In patients with membranous nephropathy, alkylating agents (cyclophosphamide or chlorambucil) alone or in combination with steroids achieve remission of nephrotic syndrome more effectively than conservative treatment or steroids alone, but can cause myelotoxicity, infections, and cancer. Calcineurin inhibitors can improve proteinuria, but are nephrotoxic. Most patients relapse after treatment withdrawal and can become treatment dependent, which increases the risk of nephrotoxicity. The discovery of nephritogenic autoantibodies against podocyte M-type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) and thrombospondin type-1 domain- containing protein 7A (THSD7A) antigens provides a clear pathophysiological rationale for interventions that specifically target B-cell lineages to prevent antibody production and subepithelial deposition...
July 3, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664242/long-term-outcome-of-childhood-onset-complicated-nephrotic-syndrome-after-a-multicenter-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-of-rituximab
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Koichi Kamei, Kenji Ishikura, Mayumi Sako, Kunihiko Aya, Ryojiro Tanaka, Kandai Nozu, Hiroshi Kaito, Koichi Nakanishi, Yoshiyuki Ohtomo, Kenichiro Miura, Shori Takahashi, Tetsuji Morimoto, Wataru Kubota, Shuichi Ito, Hidefumi Nakamura, Kazumoto Iijima
BACKGROUND: Although rituximab effectively prevents relapses of complicated frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) and steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS), data of long-term outcomes and safety are limited. METHODS: Fifty-one patients (age, 3-38 years) with childhood-onset complicated FRNS or SDNS, who received rituximab in investigator-initiated multicenter prospective trials were enrolled. Rituximab was administered at 375 mg/m(2) once weekly for 4 weeks, and immunosuppressive agents were discontinued according to the study protocol...
June 29, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638602/b-cell-depleting-therapy-with-rituximab-or-ofatumumab-in-immunoglobulin-a-nephropathy-or-vasculitis-with-nephritis
#7
Sigrid Lundberg, Emelie Westergren, Jessica Smolander, Annette Bruchfeld
BACKGROUND: Approximately 30% of adult patients with immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy (IgAN) or IgA vasculitis with nephritis (IgAVN) develop end-stage renal disease during long-term follow-up. In particular, patients with nephritic-nephrotic syndrome have an increased risk of rapid progression. Conventional immunosuppressive therapy with corticosteroids (CSs) may be insufficient for disease control and is associated with a number of side effects. Rituximab (RTX) has been shown to be well tolerated and effective in a range of glomerular diseases, but there is little information on its therapeutic potential in IgAN...
February 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638601/the-efficacy-of-rituximab-in-adult-frequently-relapsing-minimal-change-disease
#8
Catherine King, Sarah Logan, Stuart W Smith, Peter Hewins
BACKGROUND: Corticosteroids are the basis of treatment for nephrotic syndrome due to minimal change disease (MCD), but 25% of patients have frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) and 30% become steroid dependent. Prolonged use of conventional immunosuppressants causes significant toxicity. Rituximab (RTX) is now included in guidelines for childhood MCD. Evidence for use in adult MCD is limited. We describe a single-centre experience of RTX use in adult MCD. METHODS: Outcomes of all adult MCD patients treated with RTX for FRNS between 2008 and 2015 were retrospectively analysed...
February 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596831/ofatumumab-associated-acute-pneumonitis-not-new-but-still-the-first-case
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Alice Bonanni, Enrica Bertelli, Chiara Panicucci, Matteo D'Alessandro, Andrea Moscatelli, Elisabetta Lampugnani, Oliviero Sacco, Gian Michele Magnano, Pietro Ravani, Gian Marco Ghiggeri
Ofatumumab is an anti-CD20 humanized monoclonal antibody utilized in the treatment of several clinical conditions resistant to other treatments. In spite there was a general expectation that ofatumumab was less toxic compared to rituximab, side effects have been reported that resemble those of its anti-CD20 chimeric precursor. Here, we describe the first case of Ofatumumab associate lung injury occurring in a 14-year-old boy affected by nephrotic syndrome dependent to prednisone plus cyclosporine A who had been treated with the dose of drug utilized in nephrotic syndrome (1500 mg/173 m(2))...
February 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577748/-membranous-nephropathy-new-insights-in-therapeutic-approach
#10
Karine Dahan
Membranous nephropathy is one of the leading causes of nephrotic syndrome in adults, evolving to 30 % end-stage renal disease after 10 years, in the absence of specific treatment. In 2009, the M-type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R), a podocyte membrane glycoprotein, was identified as the first autoantigen involved in more than 70 % of primitive membranous nephropathy. Many studies have reported that high titers of PLA2R antibodies are correlated with a lower risk of spontaneous or immunosuppressant-induced remission, a higher risk of nephrotic syndrome and of progression to end-stage renal disease...
April 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575198/autoantibodies-to-nodal-isoforms-of-neurofascin-in-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy
#11
Emilien Delmont, Constance Manso, Luis Querol, Andrea Cortese, Angela Berardinelli, Alessandro Lozza, Maya Belghazi, Pauline Malissart, Pierre Labauge, Guillaume Taieb, Nobuhiro Yuki, Isabel Illa, Shahram Attarian, Jérôme J Devaux
Chronic inflammatory demyelination polyneuropathy is a heterogeneous and treatable immune-mediated disorder that lacks biomarkers to support diagnosis. Recent evidence indicates that paranodal proteins (contactin 1, contactin-associated protein 1, and neurofascin-155) are the targets of autoantibodies in subsets of patients showing distinct clinical presentations. Here, we identified neurofascin-186 and neurofascin-140 as the main targets of autoantibodies in five patients presenting IgG reactivity against the nodes of Ranvier...
May 28, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573137/rituximab-for-treatment-of-membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis-and-c3-glomerulopathies
#12
REVIEW
Michael Rudnicki
Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) is a histological pattern of injury resulting from predominantly subendothelial and mesangial deposition of immunoglobulins or complement factors with subsequent inflammation and proliferation particularly of the glomerular basement membrane. Recent classification of MPGN is based on pathogenesis dividing MPGN into immunoglobulin-associated MPGN and complement-mediated C3 glomerulonephritis (C3GN) and dense deposit disease (DDD). Current guidelines suggest treatment with steroids, cytotoxic agents with or without plasmapheresis only for subjects with progressive disease, that is, nephrotic range proteinuria and decline of renal function...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553650/recent-treatment-advances-and-new-trials-in-adult-nephrotic-syndrome
#13
REVIEW
Eva Königshausen, Lorenz Sellin
The etiology of nephrotic syndrome is complex and ranges from primary glomerulonephritis to secondary forms. Patients with nephrotic syndrome often need immunosuppressive treatment with its side effects and may progress to end stage renal disease. This review focuses on recent advances in the treatment of primary causes of nephrotic syndrome (idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN), minimal change disease (MCD), and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)) since the publication of the KDIGO guidelines in 2012...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540057/rituximab-in-minimal-change-disease-mechanisms-of-action-and-hypotheses-for-future-studies
#14
REVIEW
Nima Madanchi, Martin Bitzan, Tomoko Takano
Treatment with rituximab, a monoclonal antibody against the B-lymphocyte surface protein CD20, leads to the depletion of B cells. Recently, rituximab was reported to effectively prevent relapses of glucocorticoid-dependent or frequently relapsing minimal change disease (MCD). MCD is thought to be T-cell mediated; how rituximab controls MCD is not understood. In this review, we summarize key clinical studies demonstrating the efficacy of rituximab in idiopathic nephrotic syndrome, mainly MCD. We then discuss immunological features of this disease and potential mechanisms of action of rituximab in its treatment based on what is known about the therapeutic action of rituximab in other immune-mediated disorders...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539536/remission-induction-therapy-with-rituximab-for-microscopic-polyangiitis-a-feasibility-study
#15
Ayako Saito, Yoichi Takeuchi, Saeko Kagaya, Yoshie Ojima, Hirotaka Fukami, Hiroyuki Sato, Ken Matsuda, Tasuku Nagasawa
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) is systemic vascular inflammation. Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is a major type of AAV in Japan. MPA often affects the kidneys and lungs, leading to death if untreated. Induction therapy (i.e., initial treatment) for MPA has not been optimized, although methylprednisolone and cyclophosphamide are commonly used. Recently, rituximab (RTX) (a monoclonal antibody against the protein CD20) has also been used to treat refractory AAV. RTX at 375 mg/m(2)/week for 4 weeks (i...
May 2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534103/rituximab-for-steroid-dependent-or-frequently-relapsing-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome-in-adults-a-retrospective-multicenter-study-in-spain
#16
Iara DaSilva, Ana Huerta, Luis Quintana, Beatriz Redondo, Elena Iglesias, Juliana Draibe, Manuel Praga, José Ballarín, Montserrat Díaz-Encarnación
BACKGROUND: Patients with difficult-to-treat idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS), steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS), or frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) require long-term immunosuppressive therapy. Rituximab offers an alternative treatment for patients with disease that has not responded to multiple therapies. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine the efficacy and safety of rituximab in adult patients with difficult-to-treat (SDNS or FRNS) INS...
May 22, 2017: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501028/multicentric-castleman-disease-of-hyaline-vascular-variant-presenting-with-unusual-systemic-manifestations-a-case-report
#17
B M D B Basnayake, A W M Wazil, T Kannangara, N V I Ratnatunga, S Hewamana, A M Ameer
BACKGROUND: Castleman disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder presenting with localized or disseminated lymphadenopathy and systemic manifestations. It can be categorized in numerous ways, such as unicentric versus multicentric, histopathological variants (hyaline-vascular, plasma cell, and mixed), or subtypes based on causative viral infections (human immunodeficiency virus, human herpesvirus-8, or Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus). Presentation ranges from asymptomatic to symptoms involving multiple organs...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487395/safety-of-rituximab-compared-with-steroids-and-cyclophosphamide-for-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
#18
Jan A J G van den Brand, Piero Ruggenenti, Antonietta Chianca, Julia M Hofstra, Annalisa Perna, Barbara Ruggiero, Jack F M Wetzels, Giuseppe Remuzzi
Guidelines recommend steroid plus cyclical cyclophosphamide (St-Cp) therapy for patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy at high risk of progression to ESRD. Rituximab (Rtx) may be a safer alternative. In this retrospective, observational cohort study, we compared time to any adverse event (primary outcome); serious or nonserious events; partial and complete remission of the nephrotic syndrome; and a composite of doubling of serum creatinine, ESRD, or death between 100 Rtx-treated patients and 103 patients who received daily St-Cp We monitored patients with standardized protocols and adjusted for baseline characteristics by Cox regression...
May 9, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434126/relapse-of-nephrotic-syndrome-during-post-rituximab-peripheral-blood-b-lymphocyte-depletion
#19
Mai Sato, Koichi Kamei, Masao Ogura, Kenji Ishikura, Shuichi Ito
BACKGROUND: Rituximab is effective against complicated childhood steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS). Peripheral blood B-lymphocyte (B-cell) depletion is strongly correlated with persistent remission, relapse rarely occurring during B-cell depletion; however, we have encountered several such patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the characteristics and clinical course of 82 patients with SDNS treated with rituximab from January 2007 to December 2012 in our institution...
April 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387313/cost-effectiveness-of-administering-rituximab-for-steroid-dependent-nephrotic-syndrome-and-frequently-relapsing-nephrotic-syndrome-a-preliminary-study-in-japan
#20
Tomoyuki Takura, Takashi Takei, Kosaku Nitta
With regard to the use of rituximab for patients with steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome and frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome, not only has the regimen not been clinically verified but also there is a lack of health economics evidence. Therefore, we conducted a prospective clinical study on 30 patients before (with steroids and immunosuppressants) and after introducing rituximab therapy. Relapse rates and total invoiced medical expenses were selected as the primary endpoints for treatment effectiveness and treatment costs, respectively...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
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