Selena Gomez Brings Attention To Organ Donor Need And Fact That Lupus Is More Common In Young Women

Selena Gomez represents three demographic groups that are more likely to be diagnosed with lupus and lupus-related kidney disease. About one in five lupus patients with kidney disease will need a transplant, and Gomez is lucky she had a friend who was a willing donor and a good match.
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CONCLUSIONS: Patients with SLE are similar candidates to KT than that with other immunological kidney diseases. There was no recurrence of the disease in any patient. PMID: 30502305 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicina Clinica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med Clin (Barc) Source Type: research
Epstein-Barr virus associated lymphoproliferative disease is a serious complication of immunosuppression, particularly after transplantation. Initial treatments usually comprise reduction of immunosuppression, rituximab and/or chemotherapy. However, some patients fail to respond or are unsuitable for chemotherapy and so are candidates for adoptive cellular therapy. Here we report outcomes from the use of a bank of 25 third party derived Epstein-Barr virus specific lymphocyte cell lines cryopreserved for immediate use, issued on a best-HLA match basis. Cells have been issued to 70 patients. The infusions were well tolerated...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 703. Adoptive Immunotherapy: Poster II Source Type: research
BackgroundRecent progress in medicine faces more patients to iatrogenic immunosuppressive state, which increases the risk of following immunodeficiency-associated lymphoproliferative disorders (LPD), such as post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD) which arise after solid organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), and other lymphoid proliferations or lymphomas which arise in patients treated with immunosuppressive agents for any reasons. Methotrexate for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been the most discussed immunosuppressive agent associated with iatrogenic LPD. Nevertheless, the num...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 627. Aggressive Lymphoma (Diffuse Large B-Cell and Other Aggressive B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas)-Results from Retrospective/Observational Studies Source Type: research
Nephrotic syndrome is characterized by edema, proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, and hyperlipidemia. Minimal change disease, the most common cause in childhood, generally responds to corticosteroids, although most patients experience disease relapses. Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis is usually resistant to corticosteroids and carries a significant risk of kidney failure, necessitating renal transplantation. Nephrotic syndrome may also be secondary to gene mutations and systemic diseases such as lupus. Clinical evaluation involves distinguishing primary and secondary causes and monitoring for disease complications, including ...
Source: Pediatric Clinics of North America - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsRenal graft survival in SLE patients did not differ from that reported for other causes of ESRD.ResumenIntroducciónLa enfermedad renal terminal (ERT) por nefritis lúpica (NL) se presenta en el 10-30% de los pacientes. Inicialmente, el lupus eritematoso sistémico (LES) fue una contraindicación para el trasplante renal (TR). En la actualidad, la supervivencia del injerto a largo plazo sigue siendo motivo de controversia. El objetivo del estudio fue comparar la supervivencia del TR en los sujetos con LES con otras causas de ERT.MétodosSe incluyó a todos los pacientes con TR...
Source: Reumatologia Clinica - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Our patient is a 60-year-old female with a past medical history significant for diabetes mellitus type 2, smoking, anal cancer status-post transrectal excision with no evidence of recurrence or metastasis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis (HD). She had progressive chronic kidney disease for approximately 25 years, ultimately starting HD 3 years prior to this evaluation. She presented to the urology department for evaluation prior to kidney transplantation.
Source: Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
We describe here a case of a 53-year-old Saudi female who presented to the emergency room with shortness of breath progressive in nature for the previous one month, associated with a cough and occasional greenish sputum. She turned out to be a case of immunocomplex mediated glomerulonephritis presenting as rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis in a female patient with a history of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in her daughter. PMID: 30381526 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
This study may be useful to pathologists, nephrologists, and health care providers to formulate a basic platform for effective diagnostic, therapeutic, and research base for glomerular diseases so as to prevent its complications. PMID: 30381518 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
Abstract This is a retrospective study of all native kidney biopsies performed at our center between October 1, 2012 and March 31, 2015. Relevant clinical and laboratory variables were recorded. Biopsy samples were processed for light microscopy and immunofluorescence in all cases. Histological classification was adapted from the World Health Organization recommendations. The indications for kidney biopsy were nephrotic syndrome in adults in 190 cases, rapidly progressive renal failure in 43, unexplained renal failure in 25, and steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome in children in 12. The mean age of the patients w...
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
Authors: da Silva AQB, de Sandes-Freitas TV, Mansur JB, Medicina-Pestana JO, Mastroianni-Kirsztajn G Abstract There are scarce data about clinical presentation and outcomes of posttransplant membranous nephropathy (MN), and few reports include a large number of patients. This was a retrospective cohort including adult patients with posttransplant MN transplanted between 1983 and 2015 in a single center (n=41). Only patients with histological diagnosis of MN in kidney grafts were included. Clinical and laboratory presentation, histological findings, treatment, and outcomes were detailed. Patients were predominantly ...
Source: International Journal of Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Int J Nephrol Source Type: research
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