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The possibility of missing the diagnosis of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) has been primarily attributed to the focal distribution of the sclerotic lesions, but this assumption has not been verified by any serial morphometric analysis of renal biopsy specimens. The aim of this study is to assess the size and the distribution of sclerotic lesions(More)
BACKGROUND We set a model of brain death, donor management, and lung transplantation for studies on lung preservation and reconditioning before transplantation. METHODS Ten pigs (39.7 ± 5.9 Kg) were investigated. Five animals underwent brain death and were treated as organ donors; the lungs were then procured and cold stored (Ischemia). Five recipients(More)
BACKGROUND De novo tumors (DNT) after liver transplantation (LT) represent a growing concern. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed the incidence of DNT, type, time of onset, risk factors and mortality (as of 2010) in 494 adult patients transplanted in the last 26 years (1983-2009). RESULTS DNT occurred in 41 (8.3%) of the patients. The Standardized(More)
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