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In utero exposure to immunosuppressive drugs might be a contraindication to rotavirus vaccine, but that may vary according to the immunosuppressive regimen. We evaluated 24 infants born to kidney transplanted mothers exposed to three immunosuppressants during pregnancy (prednisone, azathioprine and tacrolimus or cyclosporine) and 31 control infants not exposed to these medications. No differences in adverse events were detected after rotavirus vaccination at 2 and 4 months. This article is protected by copy...
Treatment of focal segmental glomerular sclerosis (FSGS) after kidney transplantation is challenging with unpredictable outcomes. The objective was to investigate the use of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) analogue gel in kidney transplant recipients with de novo or recurrent FSGS resistant to therapeutic plasma exchange and/or rituximab.
For people with cystic fibrosis and advanced pulmonary damage, lung transplantation is an available and viable option. However, graft rejection is an important potential consequence after lung transplantation. Immunosuppressive therapy is needed to prevent episodes of graft rejection and thus subsequently reduce morbidity and mortality in this population. There are a number of classes of immunosuppressive drugs which act on different components of the immune system. There is considerable variability in the ...
Soluble CD30 (sCD30) is a suggested marker for kidney transplantation outcomes. We investigated whether sCD30 serum levels are influenced by immunosuppression and whether they correlate with findings in protocol biopsies and with CD30 gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC).
A unipapillary kidney is a very rare anomaly in humans. In this paper, we report on a case of a 47-year-old woman with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) due to unipapillary kidney, who had been on hemodialysis for 20 years and who had successfully received deceased-donor kidney transplantation. The aim of this report is to present a case of a rare unipapillary kidney patient who underwent kidney transplantation without any urological complications. Our results suggest that kidney transplantation may be an eff...
Electrocardiographic (ECG) changes before and after kidney transplantation are not well-defined. Our aim was to describe the evolution of ECG in patients on dialysis before and after successful kidney transplantation and to explore the association between ECG findings and major cardiovascular (CV) events and mortality after kidney transplantation.
To be an optimal immunosuppressive regimen after simultaneous pancreas kidney transplantation (SPK), low dose calcineurin inhibitor and early withdrawal of corticosteroids are desired.
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) reactivation is an unresolved medical issue after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Rituximab treatment is recommended for EBV reactivation after HSCT but the number of doses of rituximab to use is unclear. In this study, risk factors and outcomes of patients who needed 1 dose vs >1 doses of preemptive rituximab to clear EBV viremia were compared. A higher viral load was more likely to be associated with higher doses of rituximab. Patients whose EBV viremi...
Tacrolimus (TAC) is an immunosuppressive drug used after organ transplantation. Dosing is adjusted using whole blood (TAC-WB) measurements. Patients within the therapeutic WB-TAC window still experience rejections and adverse effects. Alternative monitoring methods are therefore warranted. The authors developed a method for measuring TAC in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC)-isolates (PBMC-TAC) and performed a pharmacokinetic study in a cohort of kidney transplant patients during the first year after...
The growth in the end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) population has been predominantly in the older adult population. In Japan, ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation has become an acceptable treatment option. However, few studies have been conducted on elderly ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation.
The choice of optimum transplant in a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and chronic kidney disease stage V (CKD V) is not clear. The purpose of this review was to investigate this in more detail-in particular the choice between a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPKT) and living donor kidney transplantation (LDKT), including recent evidence, to aid clinicians and their patients in making an informed choice in their care.
Heart failure is an important cause of morbidity and mortality following kidney transplantation. Some studies in the general population have shown that the incidence of heart failure has decreased during the past 20 years. However, it is not currently known whether such a trend exists in the kidney transplantation population.
The proportion of patients with kidney failure at time of liver transplantation is at an historic high in the United States. The optimal timing of kidney transplantation with respect to the liver transplant is unknown.
Kidney transplantation (KT) is often considered to be the method best able to restore fertility in a woman with chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, pregnancies in KT are not devoid of risks (in particular prematurity, small for gestational age babies, and the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy). An ideal profile of the potential KT mother includes "normal" or "good" kidney function (usually defined as glomerular filtration rate, GFR ≥ 60 ml/min), scant or no proteinuria (usually defined as below ...
The Third International Workshop on Clinical Tolerance was held in Stanford, California, September 8-9, 2017. This is a summary of Workshop presentations of clinical trials designed to withdraw or minimize immunosuppressive (IS) drugs in kidney and liver transplant patients without subsequent evidence of rejection. All clinical protocols had in common the use of donor or recipient cell therapy combined with organ transplantation. Tolerance to HLA matched and mismatched living donor kidney transplants with c...
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) have emerged as one of the most promising candidates for immunomodulatory cell therapy in kidney transplantation. Here we describe novel insights into the MSC mechanism of action and provide an overview of initial safety and feasibility studies with MSC in kidney transplantation.
"Hard cases make bad law." The legal maxim comes to mind as we read the interesting review by Shekhtman et al. on simultaneous dual-kidney liver transplantation (DLKT) in the United States. The first thing that strikes us is the very rarity of the procedure. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
This article reviews infections associated with cancer treatments and immunosuppressive/immunomodulatory therapies used in both neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions, including hematopoietic cell transplantation and solid organ transplantation. It provides a clinical approach to the most commonly affected patient groups based on clinicoanatomic presentation and disease-specific risks resulting from immune deficits and drugs received.
Allogeneic islet of Langerhans transplantation is a recognized beta-cell replacement therapy for patients affected by type 1 diabetes mellitus. Type 1 diabetes mellitus is a condition associated with an increased risk of adverse outcomes for pregnant women and fetuses We report the case of a 29 year-old woman with type 1 diabetes mellitus, who underwent successful allogeneic islet transplantation with simultaneous kidney transplantation. She achieved durable insulin independence after two islet infusions. P...
Little is known about the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI), as defined using the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcome (KDIGO) classification, after heart transplantation (HT).
Patients with type II diabetes mellitus (DM) undergoing renal transplantation are at risk of diabetic nephropathy (DN) in the transplanted kidney. The true risk of developing post-transplantation DN is unknown, and post-transplantation DN is poorly characterized in the literature.
Kidney transplantation confers substantial survival and quality of life benefits for many patients with end-stage kidney disease compared with dialysis, but complications and side-effects of immunosuppression can impair participation in daily life activities. Life participation is a critically important patient-reported outcome for kidney transplant recipients but is infrequently and inconsistently measured in trials. We convened a consensus workshop on establishing an outcome measure for life participation...
There has recently been considerable progress in the results of pig organ transplantation in nonhuman primates (NHPs), largely associated with the availability of (i) pigs genetically-engineered to overcome coagulation dysregulation, and (ii) novel immunosuppressive agents. The barriers of thrombotic microangiopathy and/or consumptive coagulation were believed to be associated with (i) activation of the graft vascular endothelial cells (VECs) by a low level of anti-pig antibody binding and/or complement dep...
In kidney transplantation acute allograft rejection is the most common cause of late allograft loss. Changes in indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase (IDO) activity, which catabolizes the degradation of tryptophan to kynurenine, may predict rejection. However, exogenous IDO is immunosuppressive in rodent kidney transplantation. Thus, the increase in IDO activity observed in acute allograft rejection is insufficient to prevent rejection. To address this question, we assessed the regulation of IDO and its role in acute...
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in end-stage renal disease and is strongly associated with vascular calcification. Both kidney transplantation and phosphate binders may lower the risk of vascular calcification. Vascular calcification is actively inhibited by vitamin-K-dependent matrix γ-carboxyglutamic acid protein (MGP). Whether kidney transplantation or phosphate binders affect vitamin K status is unknown. Therefore, we studied the influence of kidney transplantation and phosphate bi...