BK-Virus Nephropathy

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BK-Virus Nephropathy

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The terms "BK-Virus Nephropathy" returned 44 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Long-Term Follow-Up of Active Treatment Versus Minimization of Immunosuppressive Agents in Patients With BK Virus-Associated Nephropathy After Kidney Transplant.
 

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

Journal: Exp Clin Transplant. 2016 Feb;14(1):58-65.

 

There is no active treatment for postrenal transplant BK virus-associated nephropathy proven to be effective so far. We assessed the effectiveness of actively treating this condition with combined leflunomide, intravenous immunoglobulin, and ciprofloxacin on long-term graft outcome ...

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2016

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Screening Algorithm for BK Virus-Associated Nephropathy Using Sequential Testing of Urinary Cytology: A Probabilistic Model Analysis.
 

Author(s): Maggie K M Ma, Anskar Y H Leung, Kin Yee Lo, Weng In Lio, Hoi Wong Chan, Ivy Wong, Anthony K C Hau, Chun Hay Tam, Andrew K M Wong, Un I Kuok, Ka Foon Chau, Samuel K S Fung, Tsz Hoi Kwan, Sunny S H Wong, Sydney C W Tang

Journal: Am. J. Nephrol.. 2015 ;42(6):410-7.

 

Incorporating urinary cytology in BK virus (BKV) screening algorithm potentially reduces the screening cost for BK viral nephropathy. We aimed to evaluate the test performances and screening cost of sequential 2-stage screening consisting of urine cytology followed by BKV serum quantitative ...

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2016

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Risk factors in the progression of BK virus-associated nephropathy in renal transplant recipients.
 

Author(s): Hae Min Lee, In-Ae Jang, Dongjae Lee, Eun Jin Kang, Bum Soon Choi, Cheol Whee Park, Yeong Jin Choi, Chul Woo Yang, Yong-Soo Kim, Byung Ha Chung

Journal: Korean J. Intern. Med.. 2015 Nov;30(6):865-72.

 

BK virus-associated nephropathy (BKVAN) is an important cause of allograft dysfunction in kidney transplant recipients. It has an unfavorable clinical course, and no definite treatment guidelines have yet been established. Here, we report our center's experience with biopsy-proven ...

Last Updated: 10 Nov 2015

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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: 26 Oct 2016

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2015

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Last Updated: 13 Oct 2016

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