Amir Hosein Afshar Sedigh

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BACKGROUND ABO-incompatible kidney transplantations have previously only been performed after several pre-operative sessions of plasmapheresis followed by splenectomy, and with the conventional triple-drug immunosuppressive protocol being reinforced with anti-lymphocyte globulin and B-cell-specific drugs. We have designed a protocol without splenectomy,(More)
There is growing interest in cerebral microdialysis (MD) for sampling of protein biomarkers in neurointensive care (NIC) patients. Published data point to inherent problems with this methodology including protein interaction and biofouling leading to unstable catheter performance. This study tested the in vivo performance of a refined MD method including(More)
OBJECTIVES Brain death impairs organ function and outcome after transplantation. There is a need for a brain death model to allow studies of organ viability and preservation. For neurointensive care research, it is also of interest to have a relevant brain death model for studies of intracranial dynamics and evaluation of cerebral monitoring devices.(More)
BACKGROUND Endothelial glycocalyx regulates the endothelial function and plays an active role in maintaining vascular homeostasis. During ischema and reperfusion, the glycocalyx is rapidly shed into the blood stream. A Corline heparin conjugate (CHC; Corline systems AB, Uppsala, Sweden) consists of 70 heparin molecules that have the capacity to adhere(More)
BACKGROUND Prolonged cold ischemia is frequently associated with a greater risk of delayed graft function and enhanced graft failure. We hypothesized that media, combining a high oxygen-dissolving capacity with specific qualities of organ preservation solutions, would be more efficient in reducing immediate ischemia-reperfusion injury from organs stored(More)
V ery small pediatric donors are rarely used for adult patients for reasons such as presumed insufficient functional reserve, surgical challenges, and immunological complications. Here, we exemplify surgical technique and surveillance to successfully use very young pediatric donors all the way down to newborn infants for pancreas (PT) and kidney(More)
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