INTRODUCTION The first renal transplant was performed in Northern Ireland in 1968. From 1968-1990 a total of 618 transplants were carried out on 535 patients at the Renal Unit, Belfast City Hospital. This report analyses various factors affecting recipient and donor, to determine how these factors have changed during the
A new method of determining class II HLA antigens by genotyping with HLA DNA probes is described. This method compares favourably to the traditional serological methods.
This brief paper is intended to amplify three points which are contained in Slade (1982) and Owens & Ashcroft (1982). They are that (i) functional relationships must be demonstrated, not merely claimed; (ii) functional relationships are likely to be complex, and clinicians should be wary of superficial analysis; and (iii) there is a distinction between… (More)