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This study provides an analysis of incidence and characteristics of malignant tumors of 2535 patients who underwent renal transplantation between 1973 and 2007 at the Transplantation Center in Budapest. One hundred ninety-three malignant diseases were found in 188 patients (7.6%). The incidence of thyroid-, renal- hepatic-, skin- and gastric cancers as well(More)
Altogether 107 patients were operated on at the Department of Transplantation and Surgery of Semmelweis University in the past four years, for clinical symptoms of hyperparathyroidism. Clinical and laboratory data of the patients supported the diagnosis of primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism. Chronically impaired renal function was found in 52 cases.(More)
Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a heterogeneous disease group of benign and malignant entities. The new World Health Organisation classification introduced in 2008 distinguishes early lesions, polymorphic, monomorphic and classical Hodgkin lymphoma-type PTLD. Based on the time of appearance, early and late forms can be identified.PTLDs(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the changes in expression pattern of the most important genes connected with apoptosis in proliferative apoptotic lesions (hyperplasia, adenoma), applying cDNA microarray technique, in order to promote the possible diagnostic or therapeutic utilisation of any difference in gene expression compared to the healthy(More)
Mycophenolic acid (MPA)/mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), a powerful immunosuppressive agent was tested on human B-lymphoma cells (Epstein-Barr virus +/-) in vitro and in SCID mouse xenograft model. Proliferation, apoptotic activity and tumor volume were evaluated. MPA inhibited lymphoma cell proliferation and induced apoptosis (50-60% at 72 h). In vivo, oral(More)
TGF-β1 (transforming growth factor beta 1) is a negative regulator of lymphocytes, inhibiting proliferation and switching on the apoptotic program in normal lymphoid cells. Lymphoma cells often lose their sensitivity to proapoptotic/anti-proliferative regulators such as TGF-β1. Rapamycin can influence both mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) and TGF-β(More)
AIMS Tumour heterogeneity and altered activation of signalling pathways play important roles in therapy resistance. The PI3K/Akt/mTOR signalling network is a well-known regulator of several functions that contribute to tumour growth. mTOR exists in two functionally different multiprotein complexes. We aimed to determine mTOR activity-related proteins in(More)
PURPOSE Tumours of the transplanted kidney represent a rare form of post-transplantation malignancies. An important aspect of the treatment option is whether the transplanted kidney can be saved or not. Aim of our study was the analysis of our allograft tumours. METHODS In the Budapest Centre, 3,530 kidney transplantations were performed between 1973 and(More)
The increasing frequency of malignant tumors developing during chronic immunosuppression is an important determinant of the long-term survival of organ transplanted patients. This problem can be solved only if we are aware of the special characteristics concerning our patients. The incidence and frequency of tumors occurring in kidney transplant recipients(More)
Authors report on a case of repeated pancreatitis causing several characteristic complications and concluded to splenic vein thrombosis, with an enlarged perisplenic vein network. The source of gastrointestinal bleeding is uncommon: originates from the submucous vein of the stomach. Cell saver was used under splenectomy because of great blood loss, and due(More)