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We present the 12-month results of a prospective trial of conversion from calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) to everolimus (EVL) in maintenance liver transplant (LT) recipients. Forty (M:F = 28:12; 54.9 +/- 11 years) patients were enrolled at a mean interval of 45.5 +/- 31.2 months from transplantation. Conversion was with EVL at a dosage of 0.75 mg b.i.d.,(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a generalized disorder characterized by chronic inflammation of peripheral joints and by involvement of many organs, including the lung parenchyma. The inflammatory infiltrates of the rheumatoid synovial membranes are associated with increased numbers of T-lymphocytes, with increased proportions of helper (OKT4 positive) T-cells(More)
We have determined the amount of fibronectin in pleural fluids and plasma of 131 patients suffering from pleurisy of malignant and non-malignant etiology. We observed a significantly higher concentration of fibronectin in pleural fluids of a few patients with mesothelioma as compared with that found in pleural fluids of patients with pleurisies of different(More)
Liver transplantation with very old donors is safe, but is associated with an increased incidence of ischemic-type biliary lesions and delayed graft function. Normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) is a novel technique for preservation of liver grafts and has the potential to reduce ischemia-reperfusion injury. A case is reported here of a liver(More)