A L Urbanowicz

Learn More
Often the clinical researcher is confronted with the question of how accurate a particular laboratory test is to identify disease. To confirm the ability of pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters to discriminate between patients with or without acute rejection after kidney transplantation, an analysis of receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves was performed(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of time on pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters of mycophenolic acid (MPA) in the early post-transplant period in kidney recipients. MPA is the active metabolite of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), which was introduced into clinical practice ten years ago. METHOD Mycophenolate mofetil was(More)
INTRODUCTION Enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS) was developed to reduce the incidence of gastrointestinal adverse effects. This multicenter observational study was designed to evaluate the safety profile and drug tolerance in kidney transplant recipients. METHODS Three hundred adult kidney recipients (median age 48 years) were enrolled over 3(More)
BACKGROUND Enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS) was developed as an alternative agent to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), aimed at reduction of gastrointestinal (GI) complications. METHODS Seventy-four patients (mean age 42.3 years) switched from MMF to MPS were included in the study and followed-up for 3 months (Visit 0, Visit 2 after 1 month and(More)
The diagnosis of chronic allograft nephropathy (CAN) is based on pathological examination according to Banff 97 schema. The aim of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of tubular and glomerular proteinuria for noninvasive recognition of CAN. One hundred and thirty renal allograft recipients (at least 90 days after transplantation) who had undergone(More)
INTRODUCTION Kidney transplantation prolongs life expectancy in end-stage renal disease patients at a lesser cost than dialysis. Estimation of kidney function is crucial in the evaluation of prospective living kidney donors. Although unsurpassed in their precision methods of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) measurement with exogenous substances are(More)
INTRODUCTION Kidney transplantation is efficacious as a renal replacement, particularly pre-emptive living donation. In Poland, the rate of transplantation of living donor kidneys is only 3%. The aim of the study was to identify the most common reasons to disqualify a potential living kidney donor. METHODS We evaluated 124 kidney donor candidates for 111(More)
INTRODUCTION Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) is a well-known profibrotic factor playing a role in chronic kidney allograft nephropathy. Cyclosporine (CsA)-sparing immunosuppressive regimens may improve long-term graft function. Our aim was to study the influence of immunosuppressive treatment with versus without calcineurin inhibitors on serum(More)
INTRODUCTION Transplant rates are low among highly sensitized patients with preformed anti-HLA antibodies, because of the additional immunologic barrier, the increased risk of rejection, and the greater chance of early graft loss. Intravenous infusion of pooled human immune globulin (IVIG) is immunomodulatory, neutralizing circulating antibodies and(More)
BACKGROUND Antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) has emerged as the leading cause of renal graft loss. The optimal treatment protocol in ABMR remains unknown. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) for treatment of ABMR in renal recipients. METHODS Thirty-nine ABO-compatible cross-match-negative renal recipients with(More)
  • 1