BK-Virus Nephropathy

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BK-Virus Nephropathy

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The terms "BK-Virus Nephropathy" returned 40 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Active management versus minimization of immunosuppressives of BK virus-associated nephropathy after a kidney transplant.
 

Author(s): Medhat Abdel Halim, Torki Al-Otaibi, Osama Gheith, Zakaria Zkaria, Ahmed Mosaad, Tarek Said, Prasad Nair, Narayanan Nampoory

Journal: Exp Clin Transplant. 2014 Dec;12(6):528-33.

 

Thus far, there is no active treatment for BK virus-associated nephropathy after a kidney transplant that has proven to be effective. We sought to assess the effectiveness of treatment with leflunomide, intravenous immunoglobulin, and ciprofloxacin on graft outcome after 1 year compared ...

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2014

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Renal failure in a kidney transplant recipient-BK virus nephropathy or rejection?
 

Author(s): N Singh, M Samaniego

Journal: Am. J. Transplant.. 2014 Sep;14(9):2189-91.

 

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2014

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BK virus encoded microRNAs are present in blood of renal transplant recipients with BK viral nephropathy.
 

Author(s): J Y Z Li, K McNicholas, T Y Yong, N Rao, P T H Coates, G D Higgins, R P Carroll, R J Woodman, M Z Michael, J M Gleadle

Journal: Am. J. Transplant.. 2014 May;14(5):1183-90.

 

BK viral infection is an important cause of renal transplant dysfunction and failure. Current strategies utilize surveillance for infection with DNA polymerase chain reaction assays and modulation of immunosuppression. Many viruses including polyomaviruses encode microRNAs (miRNAs). ...

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2014

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The terms "BK-Virus Nephropathy" returned 10 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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BK virus nephropathy after allogeneic stem cell transplantation: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Lazaros J Lekakis, Valentina Macrinici, Ioannis G Baraboutis, Bonnie Mitchell, Dianna S Howard

Journal: Am. J. Hematol.. 2009 Apr;84(4):243-6.

 

Polyomaviruses are increasingly recognized as important human pathogens. Among those, BK virus has been identified as the main cause of polyomavirus-associated nephropathy (PVAN), a major cause of renal allograft failure. PVAN has also been well described in the setting of non-renal ...

Last Updated: 31 Mar 2009

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

BK Virus Post-Kidney Transplant: New Practice Versus Traditional Approach
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: BK Virus Infection; BK Virus Nephropathy

 

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2016

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2015

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Last Updated: 7 Jul 2016

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