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BACKGROUND Pregnancy after kidney transplant has become possible thanks to the recent surgical and pharmacological breakthrough. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective study including all childbearing women transplanted in our centers after 1997. The following variables were analyzed: type of nephropathy, patient age when dialysis started, age(More)
Central venous catheterization allows immediate and easy vascular access for hemodialysis. Accidental arterial puncture is the most frequent complication of central vein cannulation and may occur in up to 8% of cases with the classic Seldinger procedure. We compared the Seldinger technique which implies manual localization of the vascular access, and an(More)
BACKGROUND Patients undergoing kidney transplantation demonstrate a higher risk of developing cancer as the result of immunosuppressive treatment and concurrent infections. METHODS The incidence of cancer in a cohort of patients who underwent kidney transplantation between 1990 and 2000, and who survived the acute phase (10 days), was analyzed as part of(More)
AIM CMV antigenemia by direct pp65 antigen detection and quantification was monitored on a weekly basis during the first 3 months after kidney transplantation. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Preemptive therapy with ganciclovir was started according to the following criteria: any positive antigemia in CMV-NEG subjects, a single determination > or = 30 cell or a two(More)
BACKGROUND Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) can be triggered by Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection or it can be defined as atypical HUS (aHUS) if it is related to uncontrolled complement activation. aHUS is characterized by a high incidence of recurrence after kidney transplantation, and it can also occur de novo in transplant(More)
The endotoxin transfer across dialysis membranes has been investigated using specific in vitro circuits. Backdiffusion and backfiltration have been analyzed and most dialysis membranes have shown to be permeable to LAL positive substances. Synthetic membranes however display the better capacity of retention of these products despite their higher porosity(More)
OBJECTIVE The evaluation of the efficacy, adequacy, clinical tolerance, and safety of a new bicarbonate continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) solution. DESIGN AND PATIENTS A 6-week cross-over clinical study in 6 stable CAPD patients was performed. After a control period (2 weeks) with a standard CAPD solution (lactate, 35 mmol/L), a two-chamber(More)
Chronic renal failure represent one of the more common complications of diabetes. End-stage renal disease develops in about 50% of type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetic patients between 10 and 30 years from the onset of the disease, and in a consistent number of type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetic patients. In the past, diabetic patients were not included(More)