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Kidney cytomegalovirus

Masayoshi Okumi, Yasuyuki Sato, Kohei Unagami, Toshihito Hirai, Hideki Ishida, Kazunari Tanabe
BACKGROUND: The reasons for improved outcomes associated with preemptive kidney transplantation (PKT) are incompletely understood, and post-transplant complications have been scarcely investigated. METHODS: We evaluated the outcomes of PKT in both unmatched (n = 1060) and propensity score matched cohorts (n = 186) of adults who underwent living kidney transplant between 2000 and 2014. Outcomes were estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), biopsy-proven rejection, cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, post-transplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM), cardiovascular disease (CVD), graft failure (non-censored for death), and malignancy...
October 19, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
Hanneke de Kort, Kirstin M Heutinck, Jurjen M Ruben, Alessa E Valverde da Silva, Katja C Wolthers, Jörg Hamann, Ineke J M Ten Berge
BACKGROUND: BK polyomavirus (BKV)-associated nephropathy is a threat to kidney allograft survival affecting up to 15% of renal transplant patients. Previous studies revealed that tubular epithelial cells (TEC) show a limited response towards BKV infection. Here we investigated the interplay between BKV and TEC in more detail. In particular, we questioned whether BKV suppresses and/or evades antiviral responses. METHODS: Human primary tubular epithelial cells (TEC) and peripheral blood mononuclear cells were infected with BKV Dunlop strain or other viruses...
October 17, 2016: Transplantation
G Varela-Fascinetto, C Benchimol, R Reyes-Acevedo, M Genevray, D Bradley, J Ives, H T Silva
This multicenter, open-label study evaluated the tolerability of extended prophylaxis with valganciclovir in pediatric kidney transplant recipients at risk of CMV disease. Fifty-six patients aged 4 months to 16 years received once-daily valganciclovir oral solution and/or tablets, dosed by BSA and renal function, for up to 200 days. The most common AEs on treatment were upper respiratory tract infection (33.9%), urinary tract infection (33.9%), diarrhea (32.1%), leukopenia (25.0%), neutropenia (23.2%), and headache (21...
October 17, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
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
S Marques, R Carmo, I Ferreira, M Bustorff, S Sampaio, M Pestana
BACKGROUND: In solid organ transplant patients, 8% of invasive fungal infections are attributed to Cryptococcus. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency, risk factors, clinical characteristics, and outcome of kidney transplant recipients (TR) infected with Cryptococcus. CASE SERIES: Between 2007 and 2014, a total of 500 kidney transplantations were performed at São João Hospital, in Porto, Portugal. Six infections by C. neoformans were reported, an incidence of 1...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Hideki Ishida, Shiro Takahara, Noritoshi Amada, Shinji Tomikawa, Tatsuya Chikaraishi, Kota Takahashi, Kazuhiro Uchida, Takahiro Akiyama, Kazunari Tanabe, Hiroshi Toma
OBJECTIVES: Our objectives were to compare the clinical outcomes of mizoribine (12 mg/kg/d) and mycophenolate mofetil (2000 mg/d) in combination with tacrolimus, basiliximab, and corticosteroids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 83 recipients of living-donor renal transplant (performed between 2008 and 2013) in this study. This prospective multi-institutional randomized comparative study compared mizoribine (n = 41) and mycophenolate mofetil (n = 42) in combination with tacrolimus, basiliximab, and corticosteroids for living-donor renal transplant recipients...
October 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Mahmoud Sadeghi, Imad Lahdou, Gerhard Opelz, Arianeb Mehrabi, Martin Zeier, Paul Schnitzler, Volker Daniel
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus seropositivity is an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis in patients with ESRD. Donor CMV seropositivity is associated with higher graft loss. Dendritic cells, macrophages and Th17 lymphocytes are defined as producers of IL-23. IL-23 is thought to be involved in the promotion of Th17 cell polarization. Latent CMV-induced Th17 might be involved in the pathogenesis of CMV infection in patients with ESRD. We aimed to evaluate associations of Th17-dependent cytokines with ESRD, CMV status and post-transplant outcome in kidney transplantation...
October 3, 2016: BMC Immunology
Bernadette M Cameron, Sean E Kennedy, William D Rawlinson, Fiona E Mackie
This study evaluated the efficacy of prophylactic ValGCV in preventing CMV and EBV infections in a single-center pediatric kidney transplant population (2008-2014). Therapy duration was determined according to donor/recipient serostatus. EBV monitoring was performed using monthly plasma PCR for 18 months post-transplant and for CMV, monthly for 6 months after prophylaxis cessation. Data were collected on 35 children, median age 10.6 years. There were 15 (42.9%) and 11 (31.4%) recipients seronegative for CMV or EBV, respectively, who received a kidney from a seropositive donor...
October 4, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
Ginger E Rouse, Karen Hardinger, Demetra Tsapepas, Eric M Tichy
INTRODUCTION: There are several different agents that can be used for gastrointestinal (GI) ulcer prophylaxis in posttransplant recipients, such as histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RA) or proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). RESEARCH QUESTION: This study was conducted to compare the incidence of adverse kidney events in transplant recipients who received prophylaxis with H2RAs or PPIs. DESIGN: This retrospective study included all kidney transplant recipients from 3 transplant centers who were transplanted in 2009 through 2011...
September 20, 2016: Progress in Transplantation
Cahue Henrique Pinto, Helio Tedesco-Silva, C R Felipe, A Ferreira, M Cristelli, L A Viana, W Aguiar, José Medina-Pestana
BACKGROUND: The identification of the best strategy to manage cytomegalovirus infection is hampered by uncertainties regarding the risk/benefit ratios of universal prophylaxis versus preemptive therapy, the impact of indirect cytomegalovirus effects and the associated costs. This study investigated the efficacy and safety of targeted preemptive therapy according to perceived risk of cytomegalovirus infection after kidney transplantation. METHODS: 144 adult kidney transplant recipients were enrolled in this 12-month study...
September 16, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Pearlie P Chong, David van Duin, Jessica L Sonderup, Wendy J Grant, Andre C Kalil, Diana F Florescu
Solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients may develop protracted diarrheal illness from norovirus. We performed a retrospective chart review between January 2010 and April 2014 to identify predictors of persistent diarrhea in transplant recipients with norovirus enteritis. A total of 152 SOT recipients with mean age of 31.5 years (SD 23.1) were included: 43.4% male, 34.2% pediatric patients. Allograft types were abdominal 136 (89.5%) (kidney [39.5%], liver-small bowel [23%], other [27%]) and thoracic 16 (10...
October 6, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
Yazmín Rocío Arias-Murillo, Karime Osorio-Arango, Jorge Alberto Cortés, Mauricio Beltrán
INTRODUCTION: Cytomegalovirus infections have gained high importance for individuals that have received organ transplants given the clinical implications this may have in immunocompromised patients.  OBJECTIVE: To describe the seroprevalence of cytomegalovirus in organ donors and recipients of kidney transplants nationwide from the six regions established by the Red Nacional de Donación y Trasplante.  MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a descriptive retrospective study that included 1,813 organ donors and 3,313 recipients of kidney transplants, and we calculated IgM and IgG seroprevalence for cytomegalovirus...
2016: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
Andrew M Courtwright, Sabrina Fried, Julian A Villalba, Anna Moniodis, Indira Guleria, Isabelle Wood, Edgar Milford, Hari H Mallidi, Gary M Hunninghake, Benjamin A Raby, Suneet Agarwal, Philip C Camp, Ivan O Rosas, Hilary J Goldberg, Souheil El-Chemaly
BACKGROUND: Patients with short telomere syndromes and pulmonary fibrosis have increased complications after lung transplant. However, the more general impact of donor and recipient telomere length in lung transplant has not been well characterized. METHODS: This was an observational cohort study of patients who received lung transplant at a single center between January 1st 2012 and January 31st 2015. Relative donor lymphocyte telomere length was measured and classified into long (third tertile) and short (other tertiles)...
2016: PloS One
Kazuki Miyaji, Jun-Ichi Furukawa, Youichi Suzuki, Naoki Yamamoto, Yasuro Shinohara, Nobuhiro Yuki
There is a case report of a patient with overlapping Guillain-Barré syndrome and Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis after infection with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), who carried high titers of serum anti-GQ1b IgG antibodies. Several studies have linked viral infection to the modulation of ganglioside expression such as human T-lymphotropic virus to GD2 and simian virus 40 to GM3. Also, enhancement of the expression of GM2 on the cell membrane after cytomegalovirus infection has been reported. The objective of this study was to unveil the relationship between HSV-1 infection and the alteration of cellular ganglioside expression in neuronal and glial cell lines...
August 18, 2016: Carbohydrate Research
S A Fayek, E Beshears, R Lieber, N Alvey, A Sauer, J Poirier, E F Hollinger, O K Olaitan, S Jensik, J Geyston, M M Brokhof, A C Hodowanec, M Hertl, D M Simon
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV)-seronegative kidney transplant (KTx) recipients of organs from CMV-seropositive donors (D+/R-) are at increased risk for CMV infection. Despite valganciclovir (VGCV) prophylaxis (900 mg daily for 200 days), late-onset CMV (LO-CMV) occurs at excessive rates. VGCV-associated cost and toxicities remain problematic. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 50 D+/R- adult KTx recipients from August 2008 to August 2014 who received low-dose VGCV (450 mg daily) prophylaxis for an extended duration...
July 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
X Du, W Wang, Z-J Sun, L L Su, X-D Zhang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a single high dose of the anti-T-lymphocyte globulin Fresenius (ATG-F), given before kidney transplantation, on the prevention of acute rejection response and infections and on the survival rate of the renal graft and patient. METHODS: Databases including PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were searched to identify randomized controlled trials relevant to studying the presurgical use of a single high dose of ATG-F...
July 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
T Sahutoglu, K Atay, Y Caliskan, E Kara, H Yazici, A Turkmen
BACKGROUND: Amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis is a multisystemic, progressive, and severe disease. Renal involvement is a prominent feature of the disease, and the outcome of patients on dialysis is poor. We aimed to analyze the outcomes of kidney transplantation in patients with AA amyloidosis in comparison with chronic glomerulonephritis (CGN). METHODS: Charts of patients who underwent kidney transplantation between 1988 and 2012 were reviewed; 41 patients with AA amyloidosis were identified, and 41 age- and sex-matched control patients with chronic CGN were included...
July 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Simona Luscalov, Luminita Loga, Lucia Dican, Lia Monica Junie
The first kidney transplantation was performed in 1951 and ever since then living donor transplantation became a more and more important solution for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Renal transplantation is a life-saving procedure. Morbidity and mortality on waiting-lists are strongly correlated with the time of dialysis and end-stage renal disease is one of the most important causes of death; this is the reason why transplantation has to be performed as soon as possible in order to reduce the time of dialysis...
2016: Clujul Medical (1957)
M Hemmersbach-Miller, J Duronville, S Sethi, S E Miller, D N Howell, N Henshaw, B D Alexander, J K Roberts
Interstitial nephritis due to viruses is well-described post solid organ transplantation (SOT). Viruses implicated include cytomegalovirus, BK polyomavirus, Epstein-Barr virus, and less commonly adenovirus. We describe a rare case of hemorrhagic allograft nephritis due to Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 (HSV-1) ten days post living donor kidney transplantation. The patient had a favorable outcome with intravenous acyclovir and reduction of immunosuppression. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved...
August 22, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
Maciej Zieliński, Agnieszka Tarasewicz, Hanna Zielińska, Magdalena Jankowska, Grażyna Moszkowska, Alicja Dębska-Ślizień, Bolesław Rutkowski, Piotr Trzonkowski
BACKGROUND: CMV infection remains major complication after kidney transplantation, thus diagnostics tools that would improve identification of individuals at risk of development of CMV - related complications are useful. For this reason, searching for proper immunological biomarkers candidates gives hope to individualize antiviral therapy and minimize side effects of antiviral drugs. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this research was to assess immune assays that can be used to predict the likelihood of CMV viremia after kidney allotransplantation...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
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