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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209246/the-clinical-course-of-iga-nephropathy-after-kidney-transplantation-and-its-management
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REVIEW
Sophia Lionaki, Konstantinos Panagiotellis, Christine Melexopoulou, John N Boletis
Immunoglobulin (Ig) A nephropathy is one of the most common primary glomerulonephritides worldwide causing end stage renal disease in up to 20-40% of affected patients, nearly two decades post diagnosis. Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with renal failure, secondary to glomerular diseases. However, IgA nephropathy has a strong tendency to recur in the graft, and although initially thought to be a benign condition, several reports of graft loss, due to recurrent IgA nephropathy, there have been over the last three decades...
February 2, 2017: Transplantation Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176480/de-novo-thrombotic-microangiopathy-following-simultaneous-pancreas-and-kidney-transplantation-managed-with-eculizumab
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REVIEW
Lani Shochet, John Kanellis, Ian Simpson, Joseph Ta, William Mulley
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a well-recognised complication following transplantation, often due to an underlying genetic predisposition, medications or rejection. The use of eculizumab in these settings has been previously described, but its role still remains to be clarified. A 45-year-old man, with a history of type 1 diabetes mellitus and subsequent end-stage kidney failure, presented for a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant. Immunologically, he was well matched with the donor, and he received standard induction immunosuppression including tacrolimus...
February 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168079/successful-treatment-of-plasma-cell-rich-acute-rejection-using-pulse-steroid-therapy-alone-a-case-report
#3
Yo Komatsuzaki, Yasuyuki Nakada, Izumi Yamamoto, Mayuko Kawabe, Takafumi Yamakawa, Ai Katsuma, Haruki Katsumata, Aki Mafune, Akimitsu Kobayashi, Yusuke Koike, Hiroki Yamada, Jun Miki, Yudo Tanno, Ichiro Ohkido, Nobuo Tsuboi, Keitaro Yokoyama, Hiroyasu Yamamoto, Takashi Yokoo
Despite the recent development of immunosuppressive agents, plasma cell-rich acute rejection (PCAR) has remained refractory to treatment. Herein, we report an unusual case of PCAR that responded well to pulse steroid therapy alone. A 47-year-old man was admitted for a protocol biopsy three months after kidney transplantation, with a stable serum creatinine level of 1.6 mg/dL. Histological examination showed focal aggressive tubulointerstitial inflammatory cell infiltration of predominantly polyclonal mature plasma cells, leading to our diagnosis of PCAR...
2017: Case Reports in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166393/donor-specific-antibodies-c1q-binding-improvement-in-kidney-graft-management
#4
Sylvie Ferrari-Lacraz
The diagnosis of acute antibody mediated rejection (ABMR) after kidney transplantation is based on three parameters: 1) decreased renal function, 2) histopathological signs of rejection, 3) presence of Donor Specific Antibody (DSA) [1]. Patient survival, as well as graft survival have improved since 5 to 10 years [2], thanks to several factors, including better management of patients, better immunosuppressive regimens, detection and avoidance of DSA. Although anti-HLA antibodies follow-up have improved ABMR management, its treatment remains challenging, and outcome may be worsened because of a delay in the diagnosis...
February 6, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104135/renal-allograft-aspergillus-infection-presenting-with-obstructive-uropathy-a-case-report
#5
L Sadagah, M Alharbi, M Alshomrani, A Almalki
BACKGROUND: Isolated renal allograft aspergillosis is rare and usually presents with fever and decreased glomerular filtration rate. Presentation with obstructive uropathy caused by aspergillus fungal balls is much less common. We report a young male patient who presented with obstructive uropathy secondary to isolated renal allograft aspergillus infection 6 weeks after transplant. He was treated with nephrectomy and antifungal medications. CASE PRESENTATION: A 29-year-old Saudi male patient had a recent living non-related kidney transplantation in Pakistan...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088950/-risk-factors-for-acute-rejection-in-living-donor-kidney-transplant-recipients-in-china-a-subgroup-analysis-of-a-multi-center-registry-study
#6
X P Hu, Y Tian, T Y Zhu, J H Chen, C X Wang, X T Li, W J Xue, T Lin, L K Peng, J M Tan, G W Feng, Z S Chen, W K Han, J Dong, Y Fan, X D Zhang
Objective: To evaluate pre-and early post-transplantation risk factors for acute rejection(AR) in kidney recipients. Methods: This subgroup analysis of a multi-center registry study was conducted on living-donor kidney transplant recipients in China with 10 years of follow-up. This study analyzed 1 255 recipients including 921 males(73.4%) and with a mean age of (33±10)years. Data from patients were first analyzed with univariate analysis and then multivariate analysis was used for finding out the potential risk factors of AR...
January 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072739/risk-factors-and-outcomes-associated-with-a-higher-use-of-inotropes-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#7
Jae Moon Choi, Jun-Young Jo, Jae-Won Baik, Sooyoung Kim, Chan Sik Kim, Sung-Moon Jeong
Preservation of adequate perfusion pressures to the graft is a main focus of intraoperative management during kidney transplantation. We undertook this study to investigate the incidence of the higher use of inotropes in kidney transplant recipients and identify the patient outcomes and preoperative and intraoperative variables related to this.We retrospectively analyzed 1053 patients who underwent kidney transplantation at Asan Medical Center between January 2006 and February 2012, stratified by their inotropic score ([dopamine] + [dobutamine] + [epinephrine × 100] + [norepinephrine × 100]) <7 versus ≥7, wherein all doses are expressed as μg/kg/min...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058225/psychological-perspective-of-medication-adherence-in-transplantation
#8
Concetta De Pasquale, Massimiliano Veroux, Michele Fornaro, Nunzia Sinagra, Giusi Basile, Cecilia Gozzo, Roberta Santini, Alessandra Costa, Maria Luisa Pistorio
AIM: To identify the risk factors and the post-transplant psychological symptoms that affect adherence to therapy in a population of kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: The study examined the psychological variables likely responsible for the non-adherent behavior using a psychological-psychiatric assessment, evaluation of the perception of patients' health status, and an interview regarding the anti-rejection drug therapy assumption. The study included 74 kidney transplant recipients...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058211/organ-transplantation-and-drug-eluting-stents-perioperative-challenges
#9
REVIEW
Aparna Dalal
Patients listed for organ transplant frequently have severe coronary artery disease (CAD), which may be treated with drug eluting stents (DES). Everolimus and zotarolimus eluting stents are commonly used. Newer generation biolimus and novolimus eluting biodegradable stents are becoming increasingly popular. Patients undergoing transplant surgery soon after the placement of DES are at increased risk of stent thrombosis (ST) in the perioperative period. Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and a P2Y12 inhibitor such as clopidogrel, prasugrel and ticagrelor is instated post stenting to decrease the incident of ST...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001189/acute-myeloid-leukemia-after-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#10
Francesca Cardarelli, Vanesa Bijol, Anil Chandraker, Cindy Varga, Leonardo V Riella
The incidence of malignancy is greater in kidney transplant recipients compared to the general population, though the higher risk is not equally distributed to all types of cancers. In face of the increased longevity of renal transplant recipients, certain cancers, such as acute leukemias, are becoming more prevalent. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) typically presents with cytopenias and infections, both common findings after kidney transplantation. Therefore, the diagnosis of AML may be initially overlooked in these patients...
December 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000532/maintenance-immunosuppressants-in-the-management-of-antibody-mediated-renal-allograft-rejection-which-regimen-is-best
#11
Yiqun Zhou, Xiaolan Li, Yun Liu, Qiquan Sun
Antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) is a pivotal cause of long-term graft failure following renal transplantation. De novo donor-specific antibody reduction is essential to prevent AMR and improve long-term graft survival in renal transplant recipients. Although the number of early AMR episodes can be successfully controlled by attenuating de novo donor-specific antibodies, the long-term outcomes are unsatisfactory. Numerous studies have focused on new strategies to reverse AMR, but the available evidence suggests that maintenance immunosuppressive agents play important roles...
January 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966241/clinical-analysis-of-hyperkalemic-renal-tubular-acidosis-caused-by-calcineurin-inhibitors-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients
#12
W Lin, L Mou, H Tu, L Zhu, J Wang, J Chen, Y Hu
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Calcineurin inhibitor (CNI)-based immunosuppressive regimen is widely used for preventing rejection in solid organ transplantation. Hyperkalemic renal tubular acidosis (RTA) caused by CNI is uncommon and potentially underappreciated. We reported four such cases to increase awareness of this risk and to provide recommendations for its management based on our experience. CASE SUMMARY: Four middle-aged males underwent solid organ transplant (two kidneys, one liver, one heart) and were treated with CNI-based immunosuppressive regimen (one cyclosporine A, three tacrolimus)...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955977/healthcare-professionals-can-assist-patients-with-managing-post-kidney-transplant-expectations
#13
Kimberley Crawford, Jac Kee Low, Elizabeth Manias, Allison Williams
Kidney transplantation is the preferred treatment option for end-stage kidney disease. However, transplantation is not a cure and the prospective recipient needs to carefully evaluate the risks and benefits of receiving a transplant before agreeing to have the transplant. The objective of this commentary is to demonstrate that many kidney transplant recipients have unrealistic expectations of what life after transplantation involves. After monitoring participants in a randomised controlled trial through the first 12 months post-transplantation, we question whether patients understood the impact of receiving a transplant...
December 2, 2016: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917694/outcomes-of-kidney-transplantation-in-alport-syndrome-compared-with-other-forms-of-renal-disease
#14
Yvelynne P Kelly, Anish Patil, Luke Wallis, Susan Murray, Saumitra Kant, Mohammed A Kaballo, Liam Casserly, Brendan Doyle, Anthony Dorman, Patrick O'Kelly, Peter J Conlon
INTRODUCTION: Alport syndrome is an inherited renal disease characterized by hematuria, renal failure, hearing loss and a lamellated glomerular basement membrane. Patients with Alport syndrome who undergo renal transplantation have been shown to have patient and graft survival rates similar to or better than those of patients with other renal diseases. METHODS: In this national case series, based in Beaumont Hospital Dublin, we studied the cohort of patients who underwent renal transplantation over the past 33 years, recorded prospectively in the Irish Renal Transplant Registry, and categorized them according to the presence or absence of Alport syndrome...
December 5, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776143/defining-priorities-for-future-research-results-of-the-uk-kidney-transplant-priority-setting-partnership
#15
Simon R Knight, Leanne Metcalfe, Katriona O'Donoghue, Simon T Ball, Angela Beale, William Beale, Rachel Hilton, Keith Hodkinson, Graham W Lipkin, Fiona Loud, Lorna P Marson, Peter J Morris
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that the research priorities of those funding and performing research in transplantation may differ from those of end service users such as patients, carers and healthcare professionals involved in day-to-day care. The Kidney Transplant Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) was established with the aim of involving all stakeholders in prioritising future research in the field. METHODS: The PSP methodology is as outlined by the James Lind Alliance...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686224/profiling-risk-for-acute-rejection-in-kidney-transplantation-recipient-age-is-a-robust-risk-factor
#16
Abbas Rana, Bhamidipati Murthy, Zachery Pallister, Michael Kueht, Ronald Cotton, N Thao N Galvan, Whiston Etheridge, Hau Liu, John Goss, Christine O'Mahony
Careful management of immunosuppression is paramount to prevent acute rejection in kidney transplantation. We studied a cohort of 139,875 kidney transplant recipients from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) database between 2002 and 2013. We confirmed the analysis with a cohort of 35,277 who received thymoglobulin induction with tacrolimus maintenance, and a third cohort of 12,161 recipients who received basiliximab induction with tacrolimus maintenance. We performed multivariate logistic regression analyses on data from all three cohorts and identified independent risk factors for treated acute rejection at 1 year...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643978/targeted-preemptive-therapy-according-to-perceived-risk-of-cmv-infection-after-kidney-transplantation
#17
Cahue Henrique Pinto, Helio Tedesco-Silva, Claudia Rosso Felipe, Alexandra Nicolau Ferreira, Marina Cristelli, Laila Almeida Viana, Wilson 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...
November 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622599/high-dose-steroid-therapy-in-bk-viremia-adversely-affected-the-long-term-graft-function-after-kidney-transplantation
#18
Hyosang Kim, Hoon Yu, Chung Hee Baek, Duck Jong Han, Su-Kil Park
BACKGROUND: Although high-dose steroid therapy has been attempted for the management of clinically suspected allograft rejection, before testing for BK viral activity or acute cellular rejection accompanied by BK polyomavirus nephropathy, its long-term outcome remains unknown. We investigated the impact of high-dose steroids on BK viral activity and long-term graft outcomes in patients with BK viremia. METHODS: The study population comprised 144 kidney transplant recipients with BK viremia...
December 2016: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578428/immunosuppressive-therapy-for-kidney-transplantation-in-adults-a-systematic-review-and-economic-model
#19
Tracey Jones-Hughes, Tristan Snowsill, Marcela Haasova, Helen Coelho, Louise Crathorne, Chris Cooper, Ruben Mujica-Mota, Jaime Peters, Jo Varley-Campbell, Nicola Huxley, Jason Moore, Matt Allwood, Jenny Lowe, Chris Hyde, Martin Hoyle, Mary Bond, Rob Anderson
BACKGROUND: End-stage renal disease is a long-term irreversible decline in kidney function requiring renal replacement therapy: kidney transplantation, haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. The preferred option is kidney transplantation, followed by immunosuppressive therapy (induction and maintenance therapy) to reduce the risk of kidney rejection and prolong graft survival. OBJECTIVES: To review and update the evidence for the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of basiliximab (BAS) (Simulect(®), Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd) and rabbit anti-human thymocyte immunoglobulin (rATG) (Thymoglobulin(®), Sanofi) as induction therapy, and immediate-release tacrolimus (TAC) (Adoport(®), Sandoz; Capexion(®), Mylan; Modigraf(®), Astellas Pharma; Perixis(®), Accord Healthcare; Prograf(®), Astellas Pharma; Tacni(®), Teva; Vivadex(®), Dexcel Pharma), prolonged-release tacrolimus (Advagraf(®) Astellas Pharma), belatacept (BEL) (Nulojix(®), Bristol-Myers Squibb), mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) (Arzip(®), Zentiva; CellCept(®), Roche Products; Myfenax(®), Teva), mycophenolate sodium (MPS) (Myfortic(®), Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd), sirolimus (SRL) (Rapamune(®), Pfizer) and everolimus (EVL) (Certican(®), Novartis) as maintenance therapy in adult renal transplantation...
August 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570751/impact-of-donor-source-on-the-outcome-of-live-donor-kidney-transplantation-a-single-center-experience
#20
Yasser Elsayed Matter, Ayman M Nagib, Omar E Lotfy, Ahmed Maher Alsayed, Ahmed F Donia, Ayman F Refaie, Ahmed I Akl, Mohamed Hamed Abbas, Mohammed M Abuelmagd, Hussein A Shaeashaa, Ahmed A Shokeir
BACKGROUND: Renal transplantation is the ideal method for management of end-stage renal disease. The use of living donors for renal transplantation was critical for early development in the field and preceded the use of cadaveric donors. Most donors are related genetically to the recipients, like a parent, a child, or a sibling of the recipient, but there are an increasing percentage of cases where donors are genetically unrelated like spouses, friends, or altruistic individuals. Donor shortages constitute the major barrier for kidney transplantation, and much effort has been made to increase the supply of living donors...
May 2016: Nephro-urology Monthly
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