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  • Michael A Rees, Jonathan E Kopke, Ronald P Pelletier, Dorry L Segev, Matthew E Rutter, Alfredo J Fabrega +11 others
  • 2009
We report a chain of 10 kidney transplantations, initiated in July 2007 by a single altruistic donor (i.e., a donor without a designated recipient) and coordinated over a period of 8 months by two large paired-donation registries. These transplanta-tions involved six transplantation centers in five states. In the case of five of the transplantations, the(More)
The MIS type II receptor is expressed at high levels in the Mullerian duct and in Sertoli cells and granulosa cells of the embryonic and adult gonads. The presence of MIS type II and type I receptors in tissues and cell lines derived from breast and prostate suggests that the prostate and mammary glands may be additional targets for MIS action. In both(More)
Rituximab has been used to increase the efficacy of desensitization protocols for human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-incompatible kidney transplantation; however, controlled comparisons have not been reported. Here we examined 256 post-transplant HLA antibody levels in 25 recipients desensitized with and 25 without rituximab induction, to determine the impact of(More)
BACKGROUND Patients undergoing hemodialysis are at high risk of falls, with subsequent complications including fractures, loss of independence, hospitalization, and institutionalization. Factors associated with falls are poorly understood in this population. We hypothesized that insights derived from studies of the elderly might apply to adults of all ages(More)
Live donor kidney transplantation is the best treatment option for most patients with late-stage chronic kidney disease; however, the rate of living kidney donation has declined in the United States. A consensus conference was held June 5-6, 2014 to identify best practices and knowledge gaps pertaining to live donor kidney transplantation and living kidney(More)
BACKGROUND Frailty, a validated measure of physiologic reserve, predicts adverse health outcomes among adults with end-stage renal disease. Frailty typically is not measured clinically; instead, a surrogate-perceived frailty-is used to inform clinical decision-making. Because correlations between perceived and measured frailty remain unknown, the aim of(More)
BACKGROUND Disparities in access to kidney transplantation (KT) remain inadequately understood and addressed. Detailed descriptions of patient attitudes may provide insight into mechanisms of disparity. The aims of this study were to explore perceptions of dialysis and KT among African American adults undergoing hemodialysis, with particular attention to(More)
W e read with interest the Commentary of Mehrotra et al 1 on modeling the organ allocation system and wish to reply to critiques of the process and the methods used by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) to establish more equitable liver allocation. The Department of Health and Human Services and Health Resources and Services(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine casemix adjusted hospital level utilization of minimally invasive surgery for four common surgical procedures (appendectomy, colectomy, total abdominal hysterectomy, and lung lobectomy) in the United States. DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING United States. PARTICIPANTS Nationwide inpatient sample database, United States 2010.(More)
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