Christina L. Klein

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INTRODUCTION Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a proinflammatory cytokine that increases early in the serum of patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). The aim of this study was to determine whether urine IL-6 is an early biomarker of AKI and determine the source of urine IL-6. Numerous proteins, including cytokines, are filtered by the glomerulus and then(More)
BACKGROUND Caspase-1 is a proinflammatory caspase via activation of the cytokine IL-18. We have recently demonstrated that the caspase-1-mediated production of IL-18 plays a deleterious role in ischaemic acute renal failure (ARF) which is independent of neutrophils and CD4+ T cells. The role of caspase-1 in hypoxia-induced membrane injury of proximal(More)
This paper discusses a current solution and presents possible future solutions for delivery of a large information database to our customers, both on paper and online. The information database discussed in this paper is authored by multiple software developers and is delivered to the customers hy an informatiofi developer. The source information is(More)
Babesia microti, an intraerythrocytic parasite, is tickborne in nature. In contrast to transmission by blood transfusion, which has been well documented, transmission associated with solid organ transplantation has not been reported. We describe parasitologically confirmed cases of babesiosis diagnosed ≈8 weeks posttransplantation in 2 recipients of renal(More)
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