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Growth plate chondrocytes progress through a proliferative phase before acquiring a terminally-differentiated phenotype. In this study we used Percoll density gradients to separate chick growth plate chondrocytes into populations of different maturational phenotype. By applying agarose gel differential display to these populations we cloned a cDNA encoding(More)
Kidney donation after cardiac death has been popularized over the last decade. The majority of these kidneys are from controlled donors. The number of organs for transplantation can be further increased by uncontrolled donors after cardiac death. The outcome of uncontrolled compared to controlled donor kidney transplantation is relatively unknown. We(More)
Donation after cardiac death (DCD) has shown to be a valuable extension of the donor pool despite a higher percentage of primary nonfunction (PNF). Limiting the incidence of PNF is of vital importance. Renovascular resistance is believed to predict graft outcome; however the literature is inconsistent. Therefore, we studied whether renovascular resistance(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The purpose of the present review is to describe the current kidney preservation techniques for donors after cardiac death and to give insight in new developments that may reduce warm ischemia times and therefore improve graft function after transplantation. RECENT FINDINGS There is still a general reluctance to use donors after cardiac(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Pretransplant assessment of kidney graft viability may help clinicians to decide whether to accept or discard a kidney for transplantation. With the increasing demand for donor kidneys and the increased use of marginal kidneys, the need of viability markers has increased to pursue superior transplant outcomes. Hypothermic machine perfusion(More)
To reduce the growing waiting list for kidney transplantation, we explored the limits of kidney transplantation from donors after cardiac death by liberally accepting marginal donor kidneys for transplantation. As the percentage of primary non-function (PNF) increased, we evaluated our transplantation program and implemented changes to reduce the high(More)