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RMD Open ; 7(1)2021 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33510041

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OBJECTIVES: To evaluate risk factors associated with unfavourable outcomes: emergency care, hospitalisation, admission to intensive care unit (ICU), mechanical ventilation and death in patients with immune-mediated rheumatic disease (IMRD) and COVID-19. METHODS: Analysis of the first 8 weeks of observational multicentre prospective cohort study (ReumaCoV Brasil register). Patients with IMRD and COVID-19 according to the Ministry of Health criteria were classified as eligible for the study. RESULTS: 334 participants were enrolled, a majority of them women, with a median age of 45 years; systemic lupus erythematosus (32.9%) was the most frequent IMRD. Emergency care was required in 160 patients, 33.0% were hospitalised, 15.0% were admitted to the ICU and 10.5% underwent mechanical ventilation; 28 patients (8.4%) died. In the multivariate adjustment model for emergency care, diabetes (prevalence ratio, PR 1.38; 95% CI 1.11 to 1.73; p=0.004), kidney disease (PR 1.36; 95% CI 1.05 to 1.77; p=0.020), oral glucocorticoids (GC) (PR 1.49; 95% CI 1.21 to 1.85; p<0.001) and pulse therapy with methylprednisolone (PR 1.38; 95% CI 1.14 to 1.67; p=0.001) remained significant; for hospitalisation, age >50 years (PR 1.89; 95% CI 1.26 to 2.85; p=0.002), no use of tumour necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) (PR 2.51;95% CI 1.16 to 5.45; p=0.004) and methylprednisolone pulse therapy (PR 2.50; 95% CI 1.59 to 3.92; p<0.001); for ICU admission, oral GC (PR 2.24; 95% CI 1.36 to 3.71; p<0.001) and pulse therapy with methylprednisolone (PR 1.65; 95% CI 1.00 to 2.68; p<0.043); the two variables associated with death were pulse therapy with methylprednisolone or cyclophosphamide (PR 2.86; 95% CI 1.59 to 5.14; p<0.018). CONCLUSIONS: Age >50 years and immunosuppression with GC and cyclophosphamide were associated with unfavourable outcomes of COVID-19. Treatment with TNFi may have been protective, perhaps leading to the COVID-19 inflammatory process.


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/imunologia , Imunossupressão/efeitos adversos , Sistema de Registros , Doenças Reumáticas/complicações , Adulto , Brasil/epidemiologia , Cuidados Críticos/estatística & dados numéricos , Serviços Médicos de Emergência/estatística & dados numéricos , Feminino , Hospitalização/estatística & dados numéricos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Prospectivos , Respiração Artificial/estatística & dados numéricos , Doenças Reumáticas/imunologia
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 753, 2020 Oct 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33054715

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BACKGROUND: Safety of live vaccines in patients treated with immunosuppressive therapies is not well known, resulting in contradictory vaccination recommendations. We describe here the first case of vaccine-associated measles in a patient on natalizumab treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: A young female patient with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis on natalizumab treatment received the live attenuated measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine in preparation for a change in her treatment in favour of fingolimod, with established immunosuppressive qualities. Seven days after receiving the vaccine, our patient experienced diffuse muscle pain, fatigue, and thereafter developed a fever and then an erythematous maculopapular rash, compatible with vaccine associated measles. This was later confirmed by a positive measles RT-PCR throat swab. The patient's symptoms resolved without any sequelae. CONCLUSION: In this case report we review the immunosuppressive qualities of natalizumab and the evidence in favour and against live vaccines in patients on this treatment. Our findings reveal the insufficient understanding of the immunosuppressive effects of new immunomodulators, and thus of the safety of live vaccines in patients on such medications. While this case triggers precaution, there is insufficient evidence to conclude that natalizumab treatment could favor the onset of vaccine-associated measles.


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Vacina contra Sarampo/efeitos adversos , Vacina contra Sarampo-Caxumba-Rubéola/uso terapêutico , Sarampo/etiologia , Natalizumab/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Exantema/induzido quimicamente , Feminino , Febre/etiologia , Humanos , Fatores Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Imunossupressão/efeitos adversos , Imunossupressores/efeitos adversos , Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Sarampo/diagnóstico , Vacina contra Sarampo/uso terapêutico , Vacina contra Sarampo-Caxumba-Rubéola/efeitos adversos , Esclerose Múltipla Recidivante-Remitente/tratamento farmacológico , Natalizumab/imunologia , Vacinas Atenuadas/efeitos adversos , Vacinas Atenuadas/imunologia , Vacinas Atenuadas/uso terapêutico
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BMC Nephrol ; 21(1): 449, 2020 10 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33109103

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The pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (CoVID-19) has been an unprecedented period. The disease afflicts multiple organ systems, with acute kidney injury (AKI) a major complication in seriously ill patients. The incidence of AKI in patients with CoVID-19 is variable across numerous international studies, but the high incidence of AKI and its associated worse outcomes in the critical care setting are a consistent finding. A multitude of patterns and mechanisms of AKI have been elucidated, and novel strategies to address shortage of renal replacement therapy equipment have been implemented. The disease also has had consequences on longitudinal management of patients with chronic kidney disease and end stage kidney disease. Kidney transplant recipients may be especially susceptible to CoVID-19 as a result of immunosuppression, with preliminary studies demonstrating high mortality rates. Increased surveillance of disease with low threshold for testing and adjustment of immunosuppression regimen during acute periods of illness have been recommended.


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Lesão Renal Aguda/etiologia , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Falência Renal Crônica/terapia , Transplante de Rim , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/tratamento farmacológico , Lesão Renal Aguda/epidemiologia , Lesão Renal Aguda/terapia , Fatores Etários , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Cuidados Críticos , Disparidades em Assistência à Saúde , Humanos , Imunossupressão/efeitos adversos , Imunossupressão/métodos , Incidência , Falência Renal Crônica/complicações , Transplante de Rim/efeitos adversos , Transplante de Rim/métodos , Transplante de Rim/mortalidade , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/complicações , Terapia de Substituição Renal/instrumentação , Fatores de Risco , Fatores Sexuais , Transplantados , Populações Vulneráveis
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e22422, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019420

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Infectious aortitis (IA) is a rare and severe disease. The treatment classically associates open surgery with prolonged antibiotic therapy. This study aimed to describe clinical characteristics, medical and surgical supports in a large and current series of IA.We conducted a retrospective multicenter study of native aorta IA, between 2000 and 2019. Inclusion criteria were the presence of a microorganism on blood culture, aortic sample or any other validated technique and structural anomaly in imaging.We included 55 patients (85% men), with a median age of 65. Microbiology data substantially differed from previous studies with 12 Gram-negative rods IA, of which only 3 due to Salmonella spp., 24 Gram-positive cocci IA of which 12 Streptococcus spp., and 18 IA due to intracellular growth and/or fastidious microorganisms, of which 8 Coxiella burnetii, 3 Treponema pallidum, and 5 tuberculosis suspicious cases. Fifteen patients (27%) presented with thoracic IA, 31 (56%) with abdominal IA, and 9 (16%) with thoraco-abdominal IA. Eight patients had no surgery, 41 underwent open surgery, only 4 endovascular aneurysm repair, and 2 a combination of these 2 techniques. Nine patients died before 1-month follow-up. There was no difference in the mortality rate between the different types of germ or localization of IA.The variety of germs involved in IA increases. Positron emission tomography-computed tomography scan is a very useful tool for diagnosis. Surgery is still mainly done in open approach and a prospective multicenter study seems necessary to better determine the place of endovascular aneurysm repair versus open surgery.


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Aortite/terapia , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Aortite/microbiologia , Aortite/mortalidade , Aortite/fisiopatologia , Feminino , Humanos , Imunossupressão/efeitos adversos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Tomografia Computadorizada com Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores Sexuais
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ESMO Open ; 5(5)2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32958531

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BACKGROUND: Immunosuppression induced by anticancer therapy in a COVID-19-positive asymptomatic patient with cancer may have a devastating effect and, eventually, be lethal. To identify asymptomatic cases among patients receiving active cancer treatment, the Federico II University Hospital in Naples performs rapid serological tests in addition to hospital standard clinical triage for COVID-19 infection. METHODS: From 6 to 17 April 2020, all candidates for chemotherapy, radiotherapy or target/immunotherapy, if negative at the standard clinical triage on the day scheduled for anticancer treatment, received a rapid serological test on peripheral blood for COVID-19 IgM and IgG detection. In case of COVID-19 IgM and/or IgG positivity, patients underwent a real-time PCR (RT-PCR) SARS-CoV-2 test to confirm infection, and active cancer treatment was delayed. RESULTS: Overall 466 patients, negative for COVID-19 symptoms, underwent serological testing in addition to standard clinical triage. The average age was 61 years (range 25-88 years). Most patients (190, 40.8%) had breast cancer, and chemotherapy with or without immunotherapy was administered in 323 (69.3%) patients. Overall 433 (92.9%) patients were IgG-negative and IgM-negative, and 33 (7.1%) were IgM-positive and/or IgG-positive. Among the latter patients, 18 (3.9%), 11 (2.4%) and 4 (0.9%) were IgM-negative/IgG-positive, IgM-positive/IgG-negative and IgM-positive/IgG-positive, respectively. All 33 patients with a positive serological test, tested negative for RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test. No patient in our cohort developed symptoms suggestive of active COVID-19 infection. CONCLUSION: Rapid serological testing at hospital admission failed to detect active asymptomatic COVID-19 infection. Moreover, it entailed additional economic and human resources, delayed therapy administrationand increased hospital accesses.


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Infecções Assintomáticas , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Imunossupressão/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias/terapia , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Triagem/normas , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anticorpos Antivirais/sangue , Anticorpos Antivirais/imunologia , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Betacoronavirus/genética , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Quimiorradioterapia/efeitos adversos , Quimiorradioterapia/métodos , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/economia , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/estatística & dados numéricos , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/economia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Testes Diagnósticos de Rotina/economia , Testes Diagnósticos de Rotina/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudos de Viabilidade , Feminino , Humanos , Imunossupressão/métodos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias/imunologia , Pandemias , Admissão do Paciente/economia , Admissão do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Guias de Prática Clínica como Assunto , RNA Viral/isolamento & purificação , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa/economia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa/estatística & dados numéricos , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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BMJ Case Rep ; 13(9)2020 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32933909

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Autoimmune encephalitis is a rare spectrum of disease that can be a complication of chronic immunosuppression. Diagnosis often requires the presence of antineuronal antibodies, but many causative antibodies have not yet been identified. Antibody-negative autoimmune encephalitis (AbNAE) is especially difficult to diagnose and must rely largely on exclusion of other causes. In chronically immune-suppressed transplant recipients, the differential is broad, likely resulting in underdiagnosis and worse outcomes. Here, we present a 58-year-old liver transplant recipient taking tacrolimus for prevention of chronic rejection who presented with 5 days of confusion, lethargy and lightheadedness. He was diagnosed with AbNAE after an extensive workup and recovered fully after high-dose corticosteroids. Our case highlights the importance of recognising the association between chronic immunosuppression and autoimmune encephalitis. Autoimmune encephalitis, even in the absence of characterised antibodies, should be considered when transplant recipients present with central neurologic symptoms.


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Encefalite/induzido quimicamente , Doença de Hashimoto/induzido quimicamente , Imunossupressão/efeitos adversos , Imunossupressores/efeitos adversos , Transplante de Fígado , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/induzido quimicamente , Tacrolimo/efeitos adversos , Anticorpos/sangue , Encefalite/sangue , Doença de Hashimoto/sangue , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/sangue , Fatores de Tempo
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1268: 335-353, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32918227

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Although great progress has been achieved during the last decades, the clinical management of organ transplant recipients (OTRs) remains a challenge. OTRs need in general lifelong immunosuppressive therapy that is associated with an increased risk to develop skin cancer and with an unfavorable clinical outcome of these malignancies. Skin cancer prevention measures, including regular full-body examinations, are therefore necessary in OTRs to detect and treat suspicious lesions at an early stage. The frequency of aftercare depends on the individual risk factors of the patient. Patients should apply consistent sun protection with sunscreens and clothing, as well as a monthly self-examination. On the other hand, the need of UVR avoidance increases the risk of vitamin D deficiency, which itself is associated with an increased risk for many diseases, including malignancies. OTRs should therefore be monitored for 25(OH)D status and/or should take vitamin D supplements. It has to be emphasized that an interdisciplinary approach, coordinated by the transplant center, that includes regular skin examinations by a dermatologist, is needed to ensure the best care for the OTRs.


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Neoplasias Cutâneas/diagnóstico , Transplantados , Raios Ultravioleta , Vitamina D , Humanos , Imunossupressão/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias Induzidas por Radiação/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Induzidas por Radiação/epidemiologia , Neoplasias Cutâneas/epidemiologia , Transplantados/estatística & dados numéricos , Vitamina D/administração & dosagem , Vitamina D/sangue , Vitaminas/administração & dosagem , Vitaminas/sangue
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Transplantation ; 104(8): 1560-1565, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732832

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The 25th Annual Congress of the International Liver Transplantation Society was held in Toronto, Canada, from May 15 to 18, 2019. Surgeons, hepatologists, anesthesiologists, critical care intensivists, radiologists, pathologists, and research scientists from all over the world came together with the common aim of improving care and outcomes for liver transplant recipients and living donors. Some of the featured topics at this year's conference included multidisciplinary perioperative care in liver transplantation, worldwide approaches to organ allocation, donor steatosis, and updates in pediatrics, immunology, and radiology. This report presents excerpts and highlights from invited lectures and select abstracts, reviewed and compiled by the Vanguard Committee of International Liver Transplantation Society. This will hopefully contribute to further advances in clinical practice and research in liver transplantation.


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Congressos como Assunto , Seleção do Doador/organização & administração , Transplante de Fígado , Assistência Perioperatória/métodos , Sociedades Médicas/organização & administração , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Canadá , Criança , Cuidados Críticos/métodos , Cuidados Críticos/organização & administração , Seleção do Doador/métodos , Doença Hepática Terminal/cirurgia , Rejeição de Enxerto/imunologia , Rejeição de Enxerto/prevenção & controle , Hepatectomia/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Imunossupressão/efeitos adversos , Imunossupressão/métodos , Cooperação Internacional , Doadores Vivos , Preservação de Órgãos/instrumentação , Preservação de Órgãos/métodos , Segurança do Paciente , Seleção de Pacientes , Perfusão/instrumentação , Perfusão/métodos , Melhoria de Qualidade , Alocação de Recursos/organização & administração , Resultado do Tratamento
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Gastroenterol Hepatol ; 43(8): 457-463, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês, Espanhol | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32646657

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SARS-CoV-2 infection has produced a pandemic with serious consequences for our health care system. Although liver transplant patients represent only a minority of the population, the hepatologists who follow these patients have tried to coordinate efforts to produce a protocol the management of immunosuppression during SARS-CoV-2 infection. Although there are no solid studies to support general recommendations, experiences with other viral infections (hepatitis C, cytomegalovirus) suggest that management of immunosuppression without mycophenolate mofetil or m-Tor inhibitors (drugs that are also associated with leukopenia and lymphopenia) may be beneficial. It is also important to pay attention to possible drug interactions, especially in the case of tacrolimus, with some of the treatments with antiviral effect given in the context of COVID 19 (lopinavir/ritonavir, azithromycin). Finally, the immunosuppressive effect of immunomodulating drugs (tocilizumab and similar) administered to patients with severe lung disease should be taken into account. The mechanisms of action of the different immunosuppressive drugs are reviewed in this article, as well as their potential effect on SARS-CoV-2 infection, and suggests guidelines for the management of immunosuppression.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Imunossupressão/efeitos adversos , Imunossupressores/efeitos adversos , Transplante de Fígado , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Imunidade Adaptativa , Antivirais/farmacologia , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Inibidores de Calcineurina/efeitos adversos , Inibidores de Calcineurina/farmacologia , Inibidores de Calcineurina/uso terapêutico , Contraindicações de Medicamentos , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Suscetibilidade a Doenças , Interações Medicamentosas , Everolimo/efeitos adversos , Everolimo/farmacologia , Everolimo/uso terapêutico , Glucocorticoides/efeitos adversos , Glucocorticoides/farmacologia , Glucocorticoides/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Imunidade Inata , Hospedeiro Imunocomprometido , Imunossupressão/métodos , Imunossupressores/farmacologia , Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Ácido Micofenólico/efeitos adversos , Ácido Micofenólico/farmacologia , Ácido Micofenólico/uso terapêutico , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/imunologia , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/prevenção & controle , Sirolimo/efeitos adversos , Sirolimo/farmacologia , Sirolimo/uso terapêutico , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/antagonistas & inibidores
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0235418, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32614859

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BACKGROUND: Little is known regarding optimal tacrolimus (TAC) trough levels after 1 year post-transplant in stable kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) who have not experienced renal or cardiovascular outcomes. This study aimed to investigate the effect of 1-year post-transplant TAC trough levels on long-term renal and cardiovascular outcomes and opportunistic infections in stable KTRs. METHODS: KTRs receiving TAC with mycophenolate-based immunosuppression who did not experience renal or cardiovascular outcomes within 1 year post-transplant were enrolled from a multicenter observational cohort study. Renal outcome was defined as a composite of biopsy-proven acute rejection, interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy, and death-censored graft loss. Cardiovascular outcome was defined as a composite of de novo cardiomegaly, left ventricular hypertrophy, and cardiovascular events. Opportunistic infections were defined as the occurrence of BK virus or cytomegalovirus infections. RESULTS: A total of 603 eligible KTRs were divided into the low-level TAC (LL-TAC) and high-level TAC (HL-TAC) groups based on a median TAC level of 5.9 ng/mL (range 1.3-14.3) at 1 year post-transplant. The HL-TAC group had significantly higher TAC trough levels at 2, 3, 4, and 5 years compared with the levels of the LL-TAC group. During the mean follow-up of 63.7 ± 13.0 months, there were 121 renal outcomes and 224 cardiovascular outcomes. In multivariate Cox regression analysis, LL-TAC and HL-TAC were not independent risk factors for renal and cardiovascular outcomes, respectively. No significant differences in the development of opportunistic infections and de novo donor-specific anti-human leukocyte antigen antibodies and renal allograft function were observed between the two groups. CONCLUSIONS: TAC trough levels after 1 year post-transplant remained at a similar level until the fifth year after kidney transplantation and were not directly associated with long-term outcomes in stable Korean KTRs who did not experience renal or cardiovascular outcomes. Therefore, in Asian KTRs with a stable clinical course, TAC trough levels higher than approximately 6 ng/mL might not be required after a year of kidney transplantation.


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Imunossupressão/efeitos adversos , Imunossupressores , Transplante de Rim/reabilitação , Tacrolimo , Adulto , Doenças Cardiovasculares/induzido quimicamente , Estudos de Coortes , Infecções por Citomegalovirus/induzido quimicamente , Feminino , Rejeição de Enxerto/induzido quimicamente , Humanos , Imunossupressores/administração & dosagem , Imunossupressores/efeitos adversos , Imunossupressores/sangue , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Infecções Oportunistas/induzido quimicamente , Infecções por Polyomavirus/induzido quimicamente , Insuficiência Renal/induzido quimicamente , República da Coreia , Tacrolimo/administração & dosagem , Tacrolimo/efeitos adversos , Tacrolimo/sangue
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 470, 2020 Jul 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32615937

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BACKGROUND: Strongyloidiasis is a gastrointestinal parasitic infection caused by percutaneous infection with Strongyloides stercoralis. Digestive symptoms such as diarrhea and abdominal pain are the main manifestation, but serious infections such as septicemia, purulent meningitis, and bacterial pneumonia may occur in individuals harboring human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) or who are immunocompromised. Although coinfection with Strongyloides stercoralis and HTLV-1 can lead to chronic strongyloidiasis and a disseminated form of the disease, there is a high rate of response to the anthelmintic ivermectin. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of strongyloidiasis infection syndrome that was difficult to differentiate from immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) for various reasons. The patient had been treated with the corticosteroids tacrolimus (Tac) and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with lupus nephritis and pancytopenia. When the steroid was reduced, she developed cytomegalovirus (CMV) enteritis, and her respiratory status rapidly deteriorated immediately after the withdrawal of Tac and MMF. It was difficult to distinguish immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome from strongyloidiasis infection syndrome because stool cultures were negative and eosinophils were not increased. Bronchoscopy revealed viable Strongyloides, leading to a diagnosis of strongyloidiasis infection syndrome, but the patient died despite treatment. CONCLUSIONS: Both corticosteroid therapy and HTLV-1 infection can be associated with a decrease of eosinophils, despite the presence of parasitic infection. In conclusion, even if multiple culture tests are negative, the risk of parasitic infection should be assessed in patients receiving immunosuppressants and steroids even in non-endemic areas.


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Infecções por Citomegalovirus/complicações , Citomegalovirus/imunologia , Infecções por HTLV-I/complicações , Vírus Linfotrópico T Tipo 1 Humano/isolamento & purificação , Imunossupressão/efeitos adversos , Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/complicações , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/tratamento farmacológico , Strongyloides stercoralis/isolamento & purificação , Estrongiloidíase/complicações , Idoso , Animais , Anti-Helmínticos/uso terapêutico , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Coinfecção/tratamento farmacológico , Citomegalovirus/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Citomegalovirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Citomegalovirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Citomegalovirus/virologia , Evolução Fatal , Feminino , Ganciclovir/uso terapêutico , Infecções por HTLV-I/diagnóstico , Infecções por HTLV-I/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por HTLV-I/virologia , Humanos , Hospedeiro Imunocomprometido , Imunossupressores/efeitos adversos , Ivermectina/uso terapêutico , Estrongiloidíase/diagnóstico , Estrongiloidíase/tratamento farmacológico , Estrongiloidíase/parasitologia , Síndrome
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Eur J Cancer ; 136: 1-3, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32610172
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Transplant Proc ; 52(9): 2614-2619, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32709413

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BACKGROUND: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new infectious disease that emerged in China in late 2019 and is now spreading around the world. Social distancing measures were needed to reduce transmission, and lockdown included restricted access to health care facilities. The impact of COVID-19 on transplant recipients is unknown, but considering their immunosuppression status and associated comorbidities, they should be considered a high-risk population. METHODS: A kidney transplant center in Central Italy implemented a strategy to maintain follow-up of kidney transplant recipients by phone and e-mail during lockdown. Telephone interviews were used to administer a clinical questionnaire to patients, and e-mail was used to receive the results of diagnostic tests conducted in outpatient settings. RESULTS: From March 17 to April 23, 2020, a total of 143 kidney transplant recipients were contacted. Twenty-eight patients needed in-hospital consultation for problems unrelated to COVID-19, 3 of whom needed hospitalization. Eleven patients were managed at home for mild urinary or respiratory diseases, and 1 was referred to the hematologist. We identified 2 suspected cases of COVID-19 infection, and the patients were referred to hospital care. Immunosuppressive therapy was modulated, and intravenous corticosteroids and potentially effective antiviral therapy were administered with a favorable outcome. CONCLUSIONS: In the context of a lockdown, such as that occurring in response to COVID-19, we suggest implementing remote surveillance programs in kidney transplant recipients with the help of any available technology and offering medical consulting and logistic support as needed.


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Assistência ao Convalescente/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Transplante de Rim/efeitos adversos , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/prevenção & controle , Telemedicina/métodos , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Feminino , Humanos , Imunossupressão/efeitos adversos , Itália/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/imunologia , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/virologia , Quarentena , Fatores de Risco
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BMJ Case Rep ; 13(7)2020 Jul 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32690572

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Kidney transplant recipients have been reported at a particularly high risk of severe COVID-19 illness due to chronic immunosuppression and coexisting conditions. Yet, here we describe a remarkably mild case of COVID-19 in a 62-year-old female who had a kidney transplantation 10 years earlier due to autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. The patient was admitted for 1 day; immunosuppressive therapy with tacrolimus and low-dose prednisolone was continued; and the patient recovered successfully without the use of antiviral agents or oxygen therapy. The case demonstrates that kidney transplant recipients are not necessarily severely affected by COVID-19. Withdrawal of immunosuppressive therapy could be associated with poorer outcomes and should not be implemented thoughtlessly.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Imunossupressão/efeitos adversos , Transplante de Rim/efeitos adversos , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Transplantados/estatística & dados numéricos , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Feminino , Glucocorticoides/uso terapêutico , Hospitalização , Humanos , Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Prednisolona/uso terapêutico , Tacrolimo/uso terapêutico , Resultado do Tratamento
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(27): e21010, 2020 Jul 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32629720

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The net level of immunosuppression in kidney transplant recipients is difficult to assess. QuantiFERON Monitor (QFM) is an in vitro diagnostic test that detects interferon-γ (IFN-γ) release in peripheral blood. The aim of our study was to compare QFM testing results in stable kidney transplant recipients and kidney transplant recipients with infection, in a single-centre cohort.We enrolled 71 kidney transplant recipients from our transplantation centre. They were divided into 2 groups according to clinical presentation (Stable kidney transplant recipients or Infection).There were no significant differences in interferon-γ release between the 2 groups (Stable kidney transplant recipients 140.59 ±â€Š215.28 IU/ml, Infection group 78.37 ±â€Š197.03 IU/ml, P = .24). A further analysis revealed that kidney transplant recipients presenting with bacterial infection had significantly lower IFN-γ release when compared to stable kidney transplant recipients (26.52 ±â€Š42.46 IU/ml vs 140.59 ±â€Š215.28 IU/ml, P = .04).Kidney transplant recipients presenting with bacterial infection had lower IFN-γ release when compared to stable kidney transplant recipients. The QFM test may be useful as a tool to help guide immunosuppression dosing in kidney transplant recipients, but further studies are required to confirm its diagnostic value.


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Imunossupressão/efeitos adversos , Testes de Liberação de Interferon-gama/métodos , Interferon gama/sangue , Adulto , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Imunidade Celular/imunologia , Transplante de Rim/efeitos adversos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Transplantados/estatística & dados numéricos
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Ann Hematol ; 99(7): 1485-1491, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32488602

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No agreement had been reached on the treatment of patients with pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) secondary to indolent malignancies. Data was collected from patients with acquired PRCA from May, 2014 to May, 2018 in Peking Union Medical College Hospital. Tumor-associated PRCA and primary PRCA patients were matched at a ratio of 1:2 with compatible baseline characteristics. All patients had been treated with CsA or sirolimus for at least 6 months with the efficacy and adverse events recorded. Twelve tumor-associated PRCA patients (3 thymoma, 8 lymphoproliferative disorders, and 1 smoldering multiple myeloma) with stable underling disease and 24 acquired primary PRCA patients were selected. 83.3% tumor-associated PRCA patients and 100% primary PRCA patients (P = 0.436) responded to immunosuppression therapy (IST) at a median of 2.5 and 3.5 months (P = 0.137), respectively. No different was found in side effects. The ORR at the end of a median of 21.5-month follow-up was 75% and 70.8% (P = 0.795), respectively. No tumor progression was reported except one secondary patient had lymphoma relapse after 2 years of IST and was given chemotherapy again. These results suggested IST had similar effect, safety on patients with tumor-associated, and primary PRCA patients when the tumors were stable.


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Imunossupressão , Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias/complicações , Aplasia Pura de Série Vermelha/tratamento farmacológico , Aplasia Pura de Série Vermelha/etiologia , Adulto , Idoso , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Humanos , Imunossupressão/efeitos adversos , Imunossupressão/métodos , Linfoma/complicações , Linfoma/tratamento farmacológico , Linfoma/patologia , Transtornos Linfoproliferativos , Masculino , Análise por Pareamento , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/patologia , Timoma/complicações , Timoma/tratamento farmacológico , Timoma/patologia , Neoplasias do Timo/complicações , Neoplasias do Timo/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias do Timo/patologia , Resultado do Tratamento
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J Am Acad Dermatol ; 83(4): 1150-1159, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32569797

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Dermatologists treating immune-mediated skin disease must now contend with the uncertainties associated with immunosuppressive use in the context of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic. Although the risk of infection with many commonly used immunosuppressive agents remains low, direct data evaluating the safety of such agents in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are scarce. This article reviews and offers guidance based on currently available safety data and the most recent COVID-19 outcome data in patients with immune-mediated dermatologic disease. The interdisciplinary panel of experts emphasizes a stepwise, shared decision-making approach in the management of immunosuppressive therapy. The goal of this article is to help providers minimize the risk of disease flares while simultaneously minimizing the risk of iatrogenic harm during an evolving pandemic.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Dermatologia/normas , Imunossupressão/normas , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Guias de Prática Clínica como Assunto , Dermatopatias/terapia , Comitês Consultivos/normas , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Tomada de Decisão Clínica , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Tomada de Decisão Compartilhada , Dermatologistas/normas , Dermatologia/métodos , Suscetibilidade a Doenças/imunologia , Médicos Hospitalares/normas , Humanos , Imunossupressão/efeitos adversos , Imunossupressão/métodos , Comunicação Interdisciplinar , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Dermatopatias/imunologia , Sociedades Médicas/normas , Exacerbação dos Sintomas
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J Bone Miner Res ; 35(6): 1009-1013, 2020 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32406536

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Osteoporosis is a chronic condition that reflects reduced bone strength and an associated increased risk for fracture. As a chronic condition, osteoporosis generally requires sustained medical intervention(s) to limit the risks for additional bone loss, compromise of skeletal integrity, and fracture occurrence. Further complicating this issue is the fact that the abrupt cessation of some therapies can be associated with an increased risk for harm. It is in this context that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented disruption to the provision of health care globally, including near universal requirements for social distancing. In this Perspective, we provide evidence, where available, regarding the general care of patients with osteoporosis in the COVID-19 era and provide clinical recommendations based primarily on expert opinion when data are absent. Particular emphasis is placed on the transition from parenteral osteoporosis therapies. It is hoped that these recommendations can be used to safely guide care for patients with osteoporosis until a return to routine clinical care standards is available. © 2020 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.


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Infecções por Coronavirus , Osteoporose/terapia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Absorciometria de Fóton , Biomarcadores/sangue , Densidade Óssea , Conservadores da Densidade Óssea/administração & dosagem , Conservadores da Densidade Óssea/efeitos adversos , Conservadores da Densidade Óssea/uso terapêutico , Continuidade da Assistência ao Paciente , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Denosumab/efeitos adversos , Denosumab/uso terapêutico , Gerenciamento Clínico , Esquema de Medicação , Terapia de Reposição de Estrogênios/efeitos adversos , Fraturas Espontâneas/prevenção & controle , Fraturas Espontâneas/terapia , Serviços de Assistência Domiciliar , Humanos , Imunossupressão/efeitos adversos , Osteoporose/sangue , Osteoporose/diagnóstico por imagem , Osteoporose/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Cloridrato de Raloxifeno/efeitos adversos , Cloridrato de Raloxifeno/uso terapêutico , Recidiva , Telemedicina , Trombofilia/induzido quimicamente , Trombofilia/etiologia , Procedimentos Desnecessários
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