Arputharaj Higgins Kore

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BACKGROUND Mortality in allograft kidney transplant recipients is high, and cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in these patients. They have heightened activity of sympathetic and renin-angiotensin systems. We tested the hypothesis that blockade of sympathetic and renin-angiotensin systems in these patients may offer a survival benefit(More)
BK virus infections can have clinically significant consequences in immunocompromised individuals. Detection and monitoring of active BK virus infections in certain situations is recommended and therefore PCR assays for detection of BK virus have been developed. The performance of current BK PCR detection assays is limited by the existence of viral(More)
Hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (HEHE) is an infrequent vascular tumor of endothelial origin that primarily occurs in women in the mid-fifth decade of life without underlying chronic liver disease or cirrhosis. Liver transplant should be the first-line of therapy in patients with large or diffuse unresectable tumors even in the presence of(More)
Background. Recipients of laparoscopically procured kidneys have been reported to have delayed graft function, a slower creatinine nadir, and potential significant complications. As the technique has evolved laparoscopic donor nephrectomy technique is becoming the gold standard for living donation. Study Design. We retrospectively reviewed the data of the(More)
ImmuKnow measures ATP (ng/mL) in PHA-activated CD4+ T cells from patient's whole blood. According to published reports, median ImmuKnow is 258 ng/mL in stable pediatric kidney transplant (PKT) recipients > or =12 yr, and 165 ng/mL in those <12 yr. However, data on the effect of infection or AR on ImmuKnow are scarce. We studied the effect of Epstein-Barr(More)
BACKGROUND Development of post-transplant diabetes mellitus after kidney transplant (PTDM) significantly increases kidney graft loss and mortality. Several risk factors for PTDM have been reported, including Hispanic ethnicity and the use of calcineurin inhibitors and corticosteroids. The incidence and impact of PTDM in the Hispanic kidney transplant(More)
The purpose of this study is to compare the outcome of pediatric recipients of kidneys procured using a hand-assisted laparoscopic (HALDN group) to an open technique (ODN group). Twenty-eight patients ≤18 yr old (HALDN group) were compared with 17 patients (ODN group). The serum creatinine for HALDN and ODN groups at discharge were 0.93 ± 0.48 and 0.94 ±(More)
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