Dario Cattaneo

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Delayed graft function is a form of acute renal failure resulting in post-transplantation oliguria, increased allograft immunogenicity and risk of acute rejection episodes, and decreased long-term survival. Factors related to the donor and prerenal, renal, or postrenal transplant factors related to the recipient can contribute to this condition. From(More)
More than 170 million people worldwide are chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is responsible for over 1 million deaths resulting from cirrhosis and liver cancers. Extrahepatic manifestations are also relevant and include mixed cryoglobulinemia, lymphoproliferative disorders, and kidney disease. HCV infection is both a cause and a(More)
UNLABELLED This article summarizes part of a consensus meeting about mycophenolate (MPA) therapeutic drug monitoring held in Rome under the auspices of The Transplantation Society in November 2008 (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010;5:341-358). This part of the meeting focused on the clinical pharmacokinetics of MPA and included discussion on how to measure MPA(More)
The current therapy for chronic proteinuric nephropathies is angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi), which slow, but may not halt, the progression of disease, and which may be not effective to the same degree in all patients. In accelerated passive Heymann nephritis (PHN), this study assessed the effect of combining ACEi with angiotensin II(More)
With the increasing use of mycophenolic acid (MPA) in solid organ transplantation, the need for more accurate drug dosing has become evident. Personalized immunosuppressive therapy requires better strategies for avoidance of drug-related toxicity while maintaining efficacy. Few studies have assessed the clinical usefulness of therapeutic drug monitoring(More)
BACKGROUND Dyslipidemia frequently complicates chronic nephropathies and increases the risk of renal and cardiovascular events. This might be ameliorated by drugs, such as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, which effectively reduce proteinuria. METHODS AND RESULTS In this longitudinal study, we evaluated the extent to which uptitration of the ACE(More)
Retrospective studies have documented a significant association between linezolid (LNZ) plasma concentrations and drug-related haematological toxicity. However, the safe upper threshold level for LNZ plasma trough concentrations (Cmin values) has not been defined with certainty. A prospective observational study was performed aimed at comparing LNZ Cmin(More)
Allogeneic immune responses are modulated by a subset of host T cells with regulatory function (Treg) contained within the CD4(+)CD25(high) subset. Evidence exists that Treg expand after peritransplantation lymphopenia, inhibit graft rejection, and induce and maintain tolerance. Little, however, is known about the role of Treg in the clinical setting. IL-2(More)
BACKGROUND Steroids have been shown to induce the hepatic glucuronyltransferase (GT) expression enhancing the activity of uridine diphosphate-GT, the enzyme responsible for mycophenolic acid (MPA) metabolism. The impact of steroids on MPA pharmacokinetics, however, has not been investigated to date. METHODS As a part of a steroid-sparing clinical trial,(More)
BACKGROUND Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor therapy given soon after disease induction uniformly prevents proteinuria in virtually all models of disease progression. This does not necessarily apply to patients with proteinuric nephropathies, who might be referred late in the course of their disease. Here we used a severe rat model of passive(More)