Constantino Fernández Rivera

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BACKGROUND Conversion from calcineurin inhibitor to sirolimus, rapamycin has become an option in patients with chronic allograft dysfunction (CAD). However, in many cases an increase of proteinuria has been observed. The aim was to characterize the course of this so far unexplained proteinuria after conversion. METHODS In 149 renal transplant patients(More)
BACKGROUND Sepsis is the commonest complication of small bowel transplantation. These infections are presumably caused by bacterial translocation, due to splanchnic ischemia. AIM To study bacterial translocation in the immediate postoperative period after a small bowel transplantation in dogs and to relate it to splanchnic ischemia. METHODS Three groups(More)
After transplantation, the main concerns involve immunosuppression, the prevention and treatment of infections and graft rejection, and tumor prevention. Sometimes the complications that may appear in the arteriovenous fistula are neglected following kidney transplantation. This is the reason why we are presenting the case of an angiosarcoma developing in(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the hemodynamic and gasometric changes observed during lung transplantation, and discuss the differences between unilateral (ULT) and sequential bilateral lung transplantation (SBLT). PATIENTS AND METHODS We enrolled 13 consecutive patients (8 ULT and 5 SBLT). Gasometric and hemodynamic readings, including right ventricular (RV)(More)
Protein-energy malnutrition is commonly observed in infants with congenital heart disease (CHD). The effect of a hypercaloric formula on nutritional recovery was evaluated in malnourished infants with congenital heart diseases. We retrospectively studied 30 infants (mean age 9 months, range 2 to 21) with CHD along 60 to 90 days in a closed nutritional(More)
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