Alessandro Bellucci

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Kidney transplantation is the preferred clinical and most cost-effective option for end-stage renal disease. Significant advances have taken place in the care of the transplant patients with improvements in clinical outcomes. The optimization of the costs of transplantation has been a constant goal as well. We present herein the impact in financial outcomes(More)
The introduction of self-adaptation and self-management techniques in a service-oriented system can allow to meet in a changing environment the levels of service formally defined with the system users in a Service Level Agreement (SLA). However, a self-adaptive SOA system has to be carefully designed in order not to compromise the system scalability and(More)
Forty-eight hour kidney transplantation admissions are a feasible option in selected recipients of live-donor allografts through the use of standardized post-operative protocols, multidisciplinary team patient care, and intensive follow-up at outpatient centers. Age, gender, and pre-transplant dialysis status did not impact the ability to achieve 48-hour(More)
The frequency of membranous lupus nephritis recurrence (World Health Organization (WHO) class V) in the allograft after renal transplantation is unknown, but it appears uncommon (only two reported cases in the literature). Despite the increased incidence of sarcomas in organ transplant recipients (compared to the general population), non-Kaposi's sarcoma is(More)
Several classifications systems have been developed to predict outcomes of kidney transplantation based on donor variables. This study aims to identify kidney transplant recipient variables that would predict graft outcome irrespective of donor characteristics. All U.S. kidney transplant recipients between October 25,1999 and January 1, 2007 were reviewed.(More)
Catheterization of the urinary bladder during kidney transplantation is essential. The optimal time to remove the Foley catheter postoperatively is not universally defined. It is our practice to remove the Foley catheter on postoperative day 1 in live donor kidney transplant recipients who meet our standardized protocol criteria. We believe that early(More)
INTRODUCTION The present data results from a retrospective analysis of 3331 check-ups made in the preventive medicine department of the "ZithaKlinik", named "ZithaGesondheetsZentrum". These check-ups are done for the employee's of several firm's and institutions. According to gender and age, several tests and examinations are performed and the results are(More)
BACKGROUND Outcomes for patients with late-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States are suboptimal. There is poor education and preparation for end-stage kidney disease, as well as a high rate of hospitalization in this group of patients. STUDY DESIGN A randomized, parallel-group, 2-arm, controlled trial. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS The study(More)
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