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Ascites is a rare complication of renal transplantation. Ascites has been reported after kidney transplantation due to rejection, decapsulation of the graft, urinary or vascular leak, lymphocele, transudation, or infection. While technical complications of the procedure are the most frequent cause, portal hypertension and graft rejection are other causes.(More)
We report the 5-year results of our simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPKT) program, started on May 2, 2000. Forty-two SPKT were performed on 42 type I diabetic patients with chronic renal failure. The procedure was performed with enteric diversion and vascular anastomosis to the iliac vessels. Immunosuppressive protocol included antithymocyte(More)
New immunosuppressive drugs used in kidney transplantation decreased the incidence of acute rejection. It was hypothesized that, with their power, the importance of HLA matching was decreased. To evaluate the influence of HLA matching, immunosuppression, and other possible risk factors, we analyzed data of 1314 consecutive deceased donor kidney(More)
BACKGROUND HLA alloimmunization is caused by sensitization events (SEs), such as transfusion, pregnancy, or previous organ transplantation, and the effects of particular SEs have not been thoroughly studied. Our aim was to evaluate how each SE affected HLA alloimmunization by considering Luminex assays. METHODS Sera from 722 kidney transplantation(More)
The chemical composition and the particle size distribution of 37 maize silages produced in north-west of Portugal were determined. Mean dry matter (DM), crude protein (CP), neutral detergent ®bre (NDF) and starch were 288 33, 81 9, 502 45 and 229 54 g kgÿ1 DM, respectively. Particle size was determined by manual separation of fresh silage into three(More)
Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis (SEP) associated with peritoneal dialysis (PD) has been reported frequently since its initial description by Gandhi in 1980 (1). The etiology remains elusive: peritonitis might be the most important risk factor, but acetatebased dialysis solutions, chlorhexidine as a disinfectant, and β−blocking drugs have also been(More)
BACKGROUND Kidney transplantation in childhood and adolescence implies a set of challenges to long-term social and professional integration. The aim of this study was to characterize the academic activity and the professional situation of pediatric patients undergoing kidney transplantation. METHODS Through a questionnaire, we obtained information from(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate monitoring of estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is essential for an optimal management of kidney transplant (KT) patients. We aimed to compare the predictive performance of creatinine- and cystatin C-based GFR with creatinine clearance (CCr) in a 24-hour urine collection as the reference test. METHODS GFR was calculated using(More)
INTRODUCTION Allograft nephrectomy (AN) is associated with a high number of surgical complications. Some authors advocate that early nephrectomy (<1 year) is associated with fewer complications. Intracapsular (ICAN) and extracapsular AN (ECAN) might have a different impact on allosensitization and surgical outcomes. Our goal was to compare surgical outcomes(More)
The impact of dialysis modality on posttransplant outcomes remains controversial. The authors have compared primary failure, delayed graft function (DGF), acute rejection episodes as well as patient and allograft survivals among patients undergoing renal transplantation between 2004 and 2009, according to the modality of hemodialysis (HD) versus peritoneal(More)