BK-Virus Nephropathy

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BK-Virus Nephropathy

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The terms "BK-Virus Nephropathy" returned 27 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Immunophenotyping in BK virus allograft nephropathy distinct from acute rejection.
 

Author(s): Xue Li, Qiquan Sun, Jinsong Chen, Shuming Ji, Jiqiu Wen, Dongrei Cheng, Zhihong Liu

Journal: Clin. Dev. Immunol.. 2013 ;2013():412902.

 

Differentiating BK virus nephropathy (BKVN) from acute rejection (AR) is crucial in clinical practice, as both of them have interstitial inflammation in the grafts. The purpose of the study is to describe the inflammatory cellular constituents of BKVN and to determine the clinical ...

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2013

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BK virus replication and nephropathy after alemtuzumab-induced kidney transplantation.
 

Author(s): N Theodoropoulos, E Wang, S Penugonda, D P Ladner, V Stosor, J Leventhal, J Friedewald, M P Angarone, M G Ison

Journal: Am. J. Transplant.. 2013 Jan;13(1):197-206.

 

BK virus nephropathy (BKVN) is a recognized cause of graft failure in kidney transplant recipients. There are limited data on the epidemiology of BK virus (BKV) infection after alemtuzumab induction. By clinical protocol, the kidney transplant recipients at our center were screened ...

Last Updated: 2 Jan 2013

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Incidence and outcomes of BK virus allograft nephropathy among ABO- and HLA-incompatible kidney transplant recipients.
 

Author(s): Adnan Sharif, Nada Alachkar, Serena Bagnasco, Duvuru Geetha, Gaurav Gupta, Karl Womer, Lois Arend, Lorraine Racusen, Robert Montgomery, Edward Kraus

Journal: Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012 Aug;7(8):1320-7.

 

ABO-incompatible kidney transplant recipients may have a higher incidence of BK virus allograft nephropathy (BKVAN) compared with ABO-compatible recipients. It is unclear whether HLA-incompatible recipients share this risk or whether this phenomenon is unique to ABO-incompatible recipients. ...

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2012

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The terms "BK-Virus Nephropathy" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Low prevalence of BK virus nephropathy on nonprotocol renal biopsies in Iranian kidney transplant recipients: one center's experience and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Tayebeh Soleymanian, Mohammad Hosein Rasulzadegan, Masoud Sotoodeh, Mohammad Reza Ganji, Gholamhosein Naderi, Manoochehr Amin, Fereshteh Saddadi, Monirsadat Hakemi, Iraj Najafi

Journal: Exp Clin Transplant. 2010 Dec;8(4):297-302.

 

BK virus-associated nephropathy in renal transplant recipients has been increasing in frequency in recent years. This rise is probably because of widespread use of highly potent immunosuppressive regimens, and increased immunosuppression load leads to inability of the recipients to ...

Last Updated: 14 Dec 2010

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[BK-virus-associated Nephropathy].
 

Author(s): D Burgos, C Jironda, M Martín, M González-Molina, D Hernández

Journal: Nefrologia. 2010 ;30(6):613-7.

 

The infection by the BK Polyomavirus (BKV) is an emerging problem in kidney transplants that contributes to a chronic loss of kidney grafts, and in which immunosuppression plays a decisive role. Understanding its risk factors and strictly monitoring urine and serological markers of ...

Last Updated: 29 Nov 2010

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Complications post renal transplantation: literature focus on BK virus nephropathy and diagnostic tools actually available.
 

Author(s): Monica Mischitelli, Anna Bellizzi, Elena Anzivino, Daniela Fioriti, Renzo Boldorini, Umberto Miglio, Fernanda Chiarini, Franco Di Monaco, Valeria Pietropaolo

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Clinical diagnosis of kidney transplants related illnesses is not a simple task. Several studies were conducted to define diseases and complications after renal transplantation, but there are no comprehensive guidelines about diagnostic tools for their prevention and detection. The ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2008

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Last Updated: 18 Apr 2014

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Studying the Effect of Changing Immunosuppression in Case of Polyoma BK Virus Infection of the Renal Transplant
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Disorder Related to Renal Transplantation; Immunosuppression Related Infectious Disease; Virus Diseases

 

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2011

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Ciprofloxacin for Prevention of BK Infection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: BK Virus Infection

 

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2014

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