Immunosuppression involves an act that reduces the activation or efficacy of the immune system. Some portions of the immune system itself have immuno-suppressive effects on other parts of the immune system, and immunosuppression may occur as an adverse reaction to treatment of other conditions. Deliberately induced immunosuppression is generally done to prevent the body from rejecting an organ transplant, treating graft-versus-host disease after a bone marrow transplant, or for the treatment of auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or Crohns disease. This is typically done using drugs, but may involve surgery (splenectomy), plasmapharesis, or radiation. A person who is undergoing immunosuppression, or whose immune system is weak for other reasons (for example, chemotherapy and HIV patients) are said to be immunocompromised. When an organ is transplanted, the immune system of the recipient will most likely recognize it as foreign tissue and attack it. The destruction of the organ ...
Andrew Bailey (ja333710 at student.uq.edu.au) wrote: : I am after some detailed information on cyto-megalic virus .... and the : immune response when the virus is in both acute and chronic stages ... : -- I can give you some information. CMV is a commonly acquired disease during childhood in developing countries; in developed countries the illness is sometimes not acquired until later in life when it can cause damage. Primary infection with CMV during pregnancy is highly dangerous and can result in fetal abnormalities. Immunosuppression can allow CMV to become dangerous to the host; in AIDS patintes it is a leading cause of blindness, and death. The virus is shed intermittently for life through urine and bodily fluids. Once infected the virus becomes latent rather than symptomatic. Symptomatic expressions of CMV, or acute phases can occur either at primary infection or during reactivation due to some outside trigger such as immunosuppression (following chemotherapy or HIV infection), or ...
Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) April 29, 2017 -- CME Outfitters (CMEO) will be hosting a live symposium on immunosuppression entitled, The Immunosuppression Balancing
Oderich GS, Bower TC, Hofer J, Kalra M, Duncan AA, Wilson JW, Cha S, Gloviczki P. In situ rifampin-soaked grafts with omental coverage and antibiotic suppression are durable with low reinfection rates in patients with aortic graft enteric erosion or fistula. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Jan; 53(1):99-106, 107.e1-7; discussion 106-7 ...
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NESPS 2019 Abstracts: Quantifying Brain-death, Transplant Physiology and Immunosuppression on Porcine Muscle-Derived Stem Cell Expansion
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of solid organ transplantation has now evolved into minimizing the long-term consequences of immunosuppression. The consequences of immunosuppression include an increased risk of developing diabetes, renal insufficiency, osteoporosis, malignancies, and viral infections, to name but a few. RECENT FINDINGS: Immunosuppressive protocols that avoid or minimize the use of calcineurin inhibitors hold the promise of better long-term patient outcomes, especially with patients who progress on to dialysis or renal transplantation after organ transplantation. New, aggressive induction protocols have been used in patients with chronic viral infections, such as hepatitis C, without untoward effects on outcomes. SUMMARY: It is important to appreciate that the long-term benefits of new immunosuppressive strategies have yet to stand the test of time when considering long-term graft survival. Follow-ups to these recent studies should be incorporated and should have similar rates of acute
The airway can be an important target for gene transfer to treat cystic fibrosis and other diseases that affect the lung. months. Although data on persistence of AAV vector expression in the human lung are not available, it is likely that repeat transduction will be necessary Deforolimus either due to loss of expression or to Deforolimus the need for repeat administration to deliver effective amounts of AAV vectors. Results presented here indicate that transient immunosuppression will allow such repeat vector treatment of the lung. Genetic diseases that affect the lung Deforolimus may be cured by the use of gene therapy. Among these diseases, cystic fibrosis affects one in 3,000 Caucasian births and leads to debilitating lung disease. Gene therapy directed to the epithelial cells of the lung could possibly alleviate the pulmonary pathology that is the major reason behind morbidity in cystic fibrosis. The complicated architecture from the lung and the shortcoming to eliminate and reimplant airway ...
Copeland, Jack G.; Smith, Richard G.; Arabia, Francisco, A.; Nolan, Paul E.; Sethi, Gushan K.; Tsau, Pei H.; McClellan, Douglas; Slepian, Marvin J. (2004-08-26) ...
This was a PPMSer who was severely leucopaenic. So immunosuppression can in some people cause white cells counts to go very low and as you keep taking the immunosuppressive your white cell numbers are not going to recover. If that happens you are going to be at risk from infection. This is biology and this is where induction therapy has an advantage as you are not on rug all the time and once the drug has washed out your white cells can recover if an infection comes along. ...
UC will lead a $5.2 million national trial studying removal of both corticosteroids and common immunosuppression treatments from the post-transplant drug regimen for kidney transplant patients.
Older adults with Crohns disease have tended to be treated less aggressively than younger patients. Is a treatment strategy of combined immunosuppression safe and effective in those 60 and over?
Lucero, M A.; Wietzerbin, J; Stefanos, S; Billardon, C; Falcoff, R; and Fridman, W H., "Immunosuppressive properties of purified immune t-interferon." (1980). Subject Strain Bibliography 1980. 3146 ...
27 rows · Selective immunosuppressive agents are drugs that suppress the immune system due to a selective point of action. They are used to reduce the risk of rejection in organ transplants, in autoimmune diseases and can be use as cancer chemotherapy.
The prognosis for pancreatic cancer (PC) patients is dismal, with a 5-year survival rate of less than 6%. This is in part due to the propensity of PC to metasta...
New study hints at the role of estrogen in graft success and suggests that patients could benefit from personalized immunosuppression strategies.
The airway is an important target for gene transfer to treat cystic fibrosis and other diseases that affect the lung. We previously found that marker gene expression did not persist in the bronchial epithelium following adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector administration to the rabbit lung. In an attempt to promote continued expression, we tested repeat vector administration, but no additional transduction was observed, and the block to transduction correlated with the appearance of neutralizing antibodies to the viral capsid. Here we show that mice exhibit a similar response but that treatment with anti-CD40 ligand antibody (MR1) and a soluble CTLA4-immunoglobulin fusion protein (CTLA4Ig) at the time of primary AAV vector exposure allowed successful repeat transduction and prevented production of neutralizing antibodies. We also tested the possibility that an immune response caused the loss of marker-positive cells in the epithelial population in rabbits by evaluating AAV vector expression in ...
It is well know that in contrast to moderate physical activity, an acute bout of prolonged, exhaustive exercise such as marathon or half-marathon running can cause adverse effects on immunity as reflected by transient immunosuppression following the event. We used microarray technology as well as other approaches to study the response of selected and non-selected immune-related genes and proteins following an exercise program. The capacity of whole blood cultures to produce cytokines in response to endotoxin (LPS) was studied (Paper I). Further, the early steps of the immune reaction to pathogen contact were evaluated in details using whole blood culture and gene expression profiling approach in athletes before, 30 min after, 3 h after and 24 h after a half-marathon run (Paper II). Gender and menstrual phase dependent differences in cytokine and gene expression profiles of 12 male subjects (M) and 9 women with regular menstrual cycles was also studied in response to an aerobic exercise at 93% of ...
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Researchers comparing leading treatment approaches for patients with severe uveitis have discovered that systemic therapy with oral corticosteroids and immunosuppression can preserve or improve vision in the long term better ...
Conventionally, the outcome of liver transplantation is usually reported in terms of graft and patient survival, medical and surgical complications, but lack of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) that might be associated with immunosuppression complications (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, renal dysfunction, osteoporosis, and de novo malignancy), disease recurrence, and rejections after transplantation ...
Conventionally, the outcome of liver transplantation is usually reported in terms of graft and patient survival, medical and surgical complications, but lack of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) that might be associated with immunosuppression complications (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, renal dysfunction, osteoporosis, and de novo malignancy), disease recurrence, and rejections after transplantation ...
Dr. Bellin, after discussing my situation with a Nephologist and ID doctor in Minnesota has decided to drastically decrease my immunosuppression. Before the virus was discovered, I was taking 50mg of Imuran twice a day, and 6mg of Prograf twice a day. Now, Im not taking any Imuran at all and Im only taking 1.5mg of Prograf twice a day. It was a little shocking when I was told this, but I understand and agree with this decision. My kidneys are in trouble. And they must be put ahead of my islets ...
Specter, S C.; Bendinelli, M; Ceglowski, W S.; and Friedman, H, "Macrophage-induced reversal of immunosuppression by leukemia viruses." (1978). Subject Strain Bibliography 1978. 66 ...
IL-10 TH2 immunosuppression Photodynamic therapy can activate the immune system against cancer because it exposes the RNA epitopes
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Beta-O2 Technologies Ltd. has tested the long-term functionality of the βAir device in isogeneic (Lewis rat to Lewis rat), allogeneic (Lewis rat to Sprague-Dawley rat), and xenogeneic (rat to pig model) transplantations, in small animals (rats) and in large animals (pigs). The system has demonstrated safety and long term functionality in a non-immunosuppressed environment.. The results of the studies demonstrated:. ...
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An approach pioneered by UPMC's Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute has resulted in less rejection, infection and lowered immunosuppression in its recent patients compared to those transplanted five and 10 years ago.
Aim: Induction and maintenance immunosuppression regimens in intestinal transplant widely vary among centers. The aim of this study was to investigate an association between immunosuppression regimens and transplant outcomes.. Methods: We examined adult and pediatric patients who underwent primary intestinal/multivisceral transplant between January 1, 2001 and March 31, 2017 by using the United Network Organ Sharing registry. Intestine transplant without liver graft group and intestine and liver transplant group were separately analyzed. Patients were categorized based on immunosuppression regimens. Induction regimen groups included none, anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) with or without rituximab, basiliximab, and alemtuzumab. Additional maintenance agent groups included none, mycophenolic acid, and sirolimus/everlolimus (mTOR-i). Graft and patient survival, death associated with infection, and incidence of acute rejection were evaluated using Cox and logistic multivariable analyses. Risks were ...
INTRODUCTION. Living-donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) is the treatment of choice for patients with advanced CKD. Success depends mainly on selecting the best possible donor, the rigorous search for and identification of recipient comorbidity and the possibility of advance immunosuppression (2 to 3 days before LDKT) based on the biological characteristics of the donor-recipient pair.1 These patients are not exempt from early immune dysfunctions and are exposed to the effects of chronic graft dysfunction and the irreversible loss of kidney function over the long term. Therefore, these patients should receive individualised immunosuppression with the aim of optimising results. However there is not enough convincing evidence to indicate the best treatment strategies to follow. In this review, we present the available information, based on the best evidence and the opinion of experts, regarding the ideal initial immunosuppression and maintenance in patients with LDKT in the following clinical ...
This study will compare the effects of everolimus + tacrolimus + corticosteroids with tacrolimus + mycophenolate-mofetil or mycophenolic-acid + corticosteroids
TY - JOUR. T1 - A randomized trial of primary liver transplantation under immunosuppression with FK 506 vs cyclosporine. AU - Fung, J.. AU - Abu-Elmagd, K.. AU - Jain, Ashokkumar. AU - Gordon, R.. AU - Tzakis, A.. AU - Todo, S.. AU - Takaya, S.. AU - Alessiani, M.. AU - Demetris, A.. AU - Bronster, O.. AU - Martin, M.. AU - Mieles, L.. AU - Selby, R.. AU - Reyes, J.. AU - Doyle, H.. AU - Stieber, A.. AU - Casavilla, A.. AU - Starzl, T.. PY - 1991/12/1. Y1 - 1991/12/1. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0026323706&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0026323706&partnerID=8YFLogxK. M3 - Article. C2 - 1721333. AN - SCOPUS:0026323706. VL - 23. SP - 2977. EP - 2983. JO - Transplantation Proceedings. JF - Transplantation Proceedings. SN - 0041-1345. IS - 6. ER - ...
In this first serologic case-control study of MCV infection and SCC, MCV seroreactivity was statistically significantly associated with MCV DNA-positive SCC. There are several possible explanations for the observed serologic associations. MCV seroreactivity could simply be a marker of a general systemic immunosuppression, an established risk factor for SCC. If this was the case, then associations with SCC would be expected to be observed also for JCV seroreactivity, given that JCV reactivates with immunosuppression (20). Although a greater proportion of SCC cases were JCV-seropositive than controls, the difference was not statistically significant, and no trend was observed between increasing quartiles of JCV antibody levels and SCC risk. Uncontrolled MCV replication resulting from localized cutaneous immunosuppression is theoretically possible, given the previously described effects of UV radiation on antigen presentation and cytokine production in the skin (21-24). However, no associations ...
We describe here the potent specific immunosuppression obtained in vitro by LO-CD2a, a rat mAb directed against the human CD2 molecule. Addition of low dose LO-CD2a (40 ng/ml) at the time of mixed lymphocyte culture (MLC) initiation inhibits 80% of the proliferation and, more impressive, addition of the mAb 4 days after culture initiation at a similar concentration still suppresses 50% of the MLC. When responder T cells previously treated with LO-CD2a are challenged a second time by the same donor or third party allogeneic cells, hyporesponsiveness occurs in both cases, although reactivity to T cell mitogenic stimulation persists. Finally, the low production of cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha and IFN-gamma after incubation of human T cells with LO-CD2a suggests the absence of T cell activation. These results demonstrate that LO-CD2a mAb has a significant immunosuppressive effect and induces hyporesponsiveness in vitro, thereby suggesting potential efficacy in vivo for the treatment ...
American Journal of Transplantation: Official Journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. Avoidance of long-term immunosuppression is a desired goal in organ transplantation. Mixed chimerism offers a promising approach to tolerance induction, and we have aimed to develop low-toxicity,.... ...
Fatal myocarditis is a rare complication in immunosuppressed children. Recent reports have linked human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) infection, typically a benign infection in childhood, with myocarditis. HHV-6 can reactivate during periods of immunosuppression. Here, we report 2 cases in which children we …
aidsmap: Progress towards 90-90-90 targets is promising, but funding is the critical step, says UNAIDS leader "The 90-90-90 targets for testing, treatment, and viral suppression are achievable by 2020 in many high-burden countries, but donor retreat is now the biggest threat to widespread success, delegates at the U.N. 90-90-90 Target…. ...
Even after a liver transplant, patients can often experience a recurrence of hepatitis C. How should it be treated in this setting?
Calf serum has been shown to suppress the primary immune response to erythrocytes and some bacterial antigens in mice if administered prior to and not after immunization. The importance of the route of iniection of antigens and immunosuppressant is indicated. It is suggested that immunosuppression is achieved by phagocytosis and enyzmatic destruction of the injected antigen by peritoneal macrophages. A similar mechanism is probably involved in the type of immunosuppression induced by PHA.. ...
This book is the only up-to-date and complete reference available on the topic and presents the state of the art of autologous microsurgical reconstruction, summarizes current achievements and highlights the shortcomings of currently available techniques, including a comprehensive review of allotransplantation, from immunology to surgical techniques. ...
Your immune system is important in protecting your body from infection and cancer. T cells from your immune system are always circulating in the blood and identifying foreign tissue such as a newly transplanted organ.
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The safety and efficacy of Prograf-based immunosuppression following orthotopic liver transplantation were assessed in two prospective, randomized, non-blinded multicenter studies. The active control groups were treated with a cyclosporine-based immunosuppressive regimen. Both studies used concomitant adrenal corticosteroids as part of the immunosuppressive regimens. These studies were designed to evaluate whether the two regimens were therapeutically equivalent, with patient and graft survival at 12 months following transplantation as the primary endpoints. The Prograf-based immunosuppressive regimen was found to be equivalent to the cyclosporine - In one trial, 529 patients were enrolled at 12 clinical sites in the United States; prior to surgery, 263 were randomized to the Prograf-based immunosuppressive regimen and 266 to a cyclosporine-based immunosuppressive regimen (CBIR). In 10 of the 12 sites, the same CBIR protocol was used, while 2 sites used different control protocols. This trial ...
Measles is a disease caused by the highly infectious measles virus (MeV) that results in both viremia and lymphopenia. Lymphocyte counts recover shortly after the disappearance of measles-associated rash, but immunosuppression can persist for months to years after infection, resulting in increased incidence of secondary infections. Animal models and in vitro studies have proposed various immunological factors underlying this prolonged immune impairment, but the precise mechanisms operating in humans are unknown. Using B cell receptor (BCR) sequencing of human peripheral blood lymphocytes before and after MeV infection, we identified two immunological consequences from measles underlying immunosuppression: (i) incomplete reconstitution of the naïve B cell pool leading to immunological immaturity and (ii) compromised immune memory to previously encountered pathogens due to depletion of previously expanded B memory clones. Using a surrogate model of measles in ferrets, we investigated the clinical ...
Severe aplastic anemia (SAA) is a life-threatening blood disease that can be successfully treated with immunosuppressive drug regimens or allogeneic stem cell transplantation. However, 20-40% of patients are ineligible for transplant due to lack of an appropriate donor, age, or comorbidities. Immunosuppression can be more broadly utilized, but about 1/3 of patients do not respond to a single course of horse ATG and cyclosporine and have persistent severe cytopenias.
The effects of Lactobacillus plantarum (L. plantarum) NCU116 isolated from pickled vegetables on intestine mucosal immunity in cyclophosphamide treated mice were investigated. Animals were divided into six groups: normal group (NIM), immunosuppression group (IM), immunosuppression plus L. plantarum …
Bernhard Jank et al, "Engineered Composite Tissue as a Bioartificial Limb Graft, Biomaterials (August 2015), 61:246-56. The abstract reads as follows: "The loss of an extremity is a disastrous injury with tremendous impact on a patients life. Current mechanical prostheses are technically highly sophisticated, but only partially replace physiologic function and aesthetic appearance. As a biologic alternative, approximately 70 patients have undergone allogeneic hand transplantation to date worldwide. While outcomes are favorable, risks and side effects of transplantation and long-term immunosuppression pose a significant ethical dilemma. An autologous, bio-artificial graft based on native extracellular matrix and patient derived cells could be produced on demand and would not require immunosuppression after transplantation. To create such a graft, we decellularized rat and primate forearms by detergent perfusion and yielded acellular scaffolds with preserved composite architecture. We then ...