Alden Michael Doyle

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Glomerular disease associated with nephrotic syndrome has rarely been recognized as a distinct complication of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Case reports in the English and Japanese literature since 1988 have described variable glomerular histology, comprising mainly membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) in almost two thirds and minimal(More)
Although posttransplantation anemia (PTA) is common in the mycophenolate mofetil era, its impact on patient survival is unknown. This retrospective cohort study characterized factors that are associated with PTA 12 mo after transplantation in mycophenolate mofetil-treated kidney recipients and explored whether 12-mo PTA affects outcomes. The records of 626(More)
BACKGROUND Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is associated with reduced graft and patient survival among kidney recipients. The highest risk of CMV infection occurs in CMV-naive recipients of kidneys from seropositive donors (D+/R-). Optimal CMV prophylaxis is not established. This prospective cohort study compared the safety and efficacy of prophylaxis with(More)
Dapsone, used for prevention of Pneumocystis jirovecii infections, has been reported to cause hemolytic anemia and methemoglobinemia; its tolerability in solid organ transplant recipients is not well described. We investigated dapsone-related adverse events in patients undergoing solid organ transplantation from 1999 to 2004. Transplant providers identified(More)
We have compared 2% lignocaine 3.5 ml with 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine 3 ml in a randomized, double-blind study in 30 patients undergoing subarachnoid anaesthesia for transurethral surgery. A sensory level of T10 was produced more quickly (P = 0.0001) and maximum height reached sooner (P = 0.0002) with lignocaine, although there was a greater reduction in(More)
BACKGROUND Low physical activity (PA) has been associated with higher rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality in the general population. Despite the benefits of kidney transplantation, kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) remain at elevated risk for CVD and mortality compared to individuals without kidney disease. METHODS A prospective cohort(More)
Despite clear consensus and strong recommendations, vaccination rates of kidney transplant (KT) recipients have remained below targets. As vaccination is most effective if it is given prior to transplantation and the initiation of immunosuppression, patients should ideally have their vaccination status assessed and optimized in the pre-transplant period. We(More)
Clostridium difficile remains the leading cause of health care-associated infectious diarrhea, and its incidence and severity are increasing in liver transplant recipients. Several known risk factors for C difficile infection (CDI) are inherently associated with liver transplantation, such as severe underlying illness, immunosuppression, abdominal surgery,(More)
Cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen (CTLA)-4 plays an essential role in immunologic homeostasis. How this negative regulator of T cell activation executes its functions has remained controversial. We now provide evidence that CTLA-4 mediates a cell-intrinsic counterbalance to restrict the clonal expansion of proliferating CD4(+) T cells. The regulation of CTLA-4(More)
Recent reports have suggested an association of antiDP antibodies with allograft rejection and graft loss, in both primary kidney transplant recipients and in re-grafts [1–3]. However, in most cases, it is difficult to separate the effects of anti-HLA-DP antibodies from other anti-HLA class I and class II antibodies. Among non-conserved haplotypes, HLA-DP(More)