Domingos Sávio Alcântara Machado

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INTRODUCTION Urinary tract infection is the most common infectious complication following renal transplantation and its frequency is insufficiently studied in Portugal. The aim of this study was to characterize the incidence of urinary tract infections and recurrent urinary tract infections in renal transplant recipients. MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a(More)
The authors report the case of a 44-year-old man, with a history of hypertension, smoking, peripheral artery disease and chronic renal failure. After renal transplantation, the patient developed persistent high blood pressure, despite optimal medical therapy. When angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor therapy was begun, he developed acute anuric(More)
A 56-year-old African patient received a kidney from a deceased donor with 4 HLA mismatches in April 2013. He received immunosuppression with basiliximab, tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, and prednisone. Immediate diuresis and a good allograft function were soon observed. Six months later, the serum creatinine level increased to 2.6 mg/dL. A renal(More)
Carcinoembryonic antigen has been used to monitor colorectal cancer treated patients, elevated carcinoembryonic antigen allows to predict recurrence however some serum levels is not ever a sign of disease. In a last paper 21% of the colorectal cancer patients treated surgically had not recurrent disease. The aim of the study was to follow these patients for(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease is common in renal transplant recipients and predisposes to secondary bacterial and fungal infections. Disseminated invasive aspergillosis is rare in those patients (0.5% of all infections), but has a mortality of almost 90%1. The authors present the case of a 65 year-old cadaveric renal transplant male recipient with a(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the serum carcinoembryonic antigen levels in the diagnosis and in monitoring colorectal cancer patients at different Dukes' stage. Carcinoembryonic antigen serum levels were measured by Elisa using Sorine Biomedica kit (normal value: 5 ng/ml) in 240 colorectal adenocarcinoma. In the diagnosis, carcinoembryonic antigen(More)
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