Fernando López-Rubio

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We report details of renal involvement during the course of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) in two patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation as treatment for acute leukemia. In both cases, the clinical picture was primarily characterized by proteinuria without hypertension or renal failure. Electron microscopy of renal biopsy specimens(More)
BACKGROUND It has been shown that patients with IgA nephropathy can be divided into two groups on the basis of the pattern of complement activation. Activation of the lectin pathway of complement is associated with more severe renal disease. Glomerular deposition of C4d is a marker of activation of the lectin pathway of complement. The aim of our study was(More)
Although the oral mucosa is often the site of entry of actinomyces into the deeper tissues, actinomycosis in the oral mucosa is extremely rare. Actinomycotic lesions are usually described as either single or multiple abscesses or indurated masses with hard fibrous walls and soft central loculations. Actinomyces israelii is the principal cause of human(More)
A 31-year-old male was admitted with complaints of dysphagia and odynophagia. An upper gastrointestinal tract series revealed inflammatory changes in the mid and distal oesophagus with intramural extravasation of the barium. An upper endoscopy showed multiple ulcerations and inflammation. The patient developed a large stricture with no response to serial(More)
Prednisone is widely used by most heart transplantation units despite its frequent side effects. Deflazacort, an oral synthetic steroid with fewer side effects, has been successfully used in patients after heart transplantation, but a prospective study comparing deflazacort and prednisone in transplant patients is lacking. We have carried out, in the last(More)
The success of lung transplantation to a large extent depends on effective protection of the graft from ischemic injury after reperfusion. Although mechanisms have not been clarified, the pathologic findings of ischemic injury after reperfusion are similar to adult respiratory distress syndrome, a condition in which the blood coagulation contact system is(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to analyze the efficacy and tolerance of interferon (IFN) therapy in hemodialysis (HD) patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Specifically, we assessed whether the "normalization" of serum ALT levels was associated with the disappearance of the HCV-RNA. METHODS Thirteen hemodialysis patients with(More)