Geoff Koffman

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OBJECTIVE To report the largest single series of renal transplant patients (adults and children) with urolithiasis, assess the risk factors associated with urolithiasis in renal transplant recipients, and report the outcome of the multimodal management by endourological and open procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS The records of all patients undergoing renal(More)
Mid-aortic syndrome (MAS) is an uncommon condition characterized by segmental narrowing of the proximal abdominal aorta and ostial stenosis of its major branches. It is usually diagnosed in young adults, but may present in childhood as a challenging problem. Over the past 20 years 13 patients with MAS have presented to this institution. All had(More)
INTRODUCTION This study examined the clinical indications and timing for native nephrectomy (NN), together with the associated pathological findings in transplant patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) at our institute over a period of 20 years. METHODS A retrospective review was performed of ADPKD patients who had undergone(More)
OBJECTIVES The transposed basilic vein to brachial artery arteriovenous fistula provides secondary vascular access for haemodialysis. The long-term results of such fistula are assessed in this retrospective series. MATERIAL AND METHODS Over a 5-year period 75 brachiobasilic transposition fistulae were performed in 74 patients. There was a median follow up(More)
Shortage of organs for transplantation has prompted a few centers in Europe to retrieve kidneys from non-heart-beating donors (NHBD). Indeed, it has been suggested that NHBDs could bridge the gap between supply and demand in renal transplantation. However, NHB donation still has only limited diffusion. Reluctance to accept NHBDs as a source of kidneys is(More)
Using a panel of monoclonal antibodies, immunohistological analysis was performed on frozen sections taken from 14 peritransplant renal biopsies and 42 biopsies taken 6 +/- 2 days posttransplantation. The following parameters were examined: tubular expression of HLA-DR, DP, and DQ and infiltration with T lymphocytes and macrophages. Of the 42 posttransplant(More)
BACKGROUND Simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplantation carries a higher risk of surgical complications than kidney transplantation alone. We aimed to establish the incidence of surgical complications after SPK transplantation and determine the effect on graft and patient survival. METHODS Outcomes of all SPK transplants performed at our centre were(More)
BACKGROUND Basiliximab is a chimeric human/mouse monoclonal antibody directed against the alpha chain of the IL-2 receptor, CD25, which has been reported as successfully reducing rejection in adult renal transplant recipients. Reported clinical experience of basiliximab in paediatric renal transplantation is limited. METHODS Using two intravenous doses on(More)
In pediatric patients with end-stage renal disease, renal transplantation is the established therapy of choice. The commonest cause is a congenital abnormality of the kidneys and urinary tract, often associated with lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD). Historically, such patients were denied transplantation, but it is now widely accepted that transplant(More)
Graft thrombosis is an important cause of early (<4 weeks) renal graft loss. Reports show that heparin reduces the incidence of early renal allograft thrombosis. Routine peri-operative administration of unfractionated heparin was introduced in our unit in 1994. We conducted a retrospective study of 254 transplants, undertaken in children, between 1987 and(More)