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BACKGROUND The aetiology of atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS) is, in contrast to classical, Shiga-like toxin induced HUS in children, largely unknown. Deficiency of human complement factor H and familial occurrence led to identification of the factor H gene (FH1) as the susceptibility gene, but the frequency and relevance of FH1 mutations are(More)
The human facultative pathogenic yeast Candida albicans causes mucocutaneous infections and is the major cause of opportunistic fungal infections in immunocompromised patients. C. albicans activates both the alternative and classical pathway of the complement system. The aim of this study was to assay whether C. albicans binds human complement regulators in(More)
Candida albicans, an important pathogenic yeast, activates all three pathways of the complement system. To understand how this yeast evades the effects of the activated system, we have analyzed the binding of the classical pathway inhibitor C4b-binding protein (C4BP) by C. albicans. Purified native as well as recombinant C4BP bound dose dependently to the(More)
Background: Prior studies demonstrate that effective secondary prevention therapies are underutilized in patients with myocardial infarction (MI) at hospital discharge. At a US tertiary center, we developed and encouraged providers to complete a simple “Acute MI Discharge Worksheet” (MIDW) designed to educate patients, prompt caregivers, and provide chart(More)
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