Jaap J. Homan van der Heide

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The purpose of this study was to analyze the possible effects of machine perfusion (MP) versus cold storage (CS) on delayed graft function (DGF) and early graft survival in expanded criteria donor kidneys (ECD). As part of the previously reported international randomized controlled trial 91 consecutive heart-beating deceased ECDs--defined according to the(More)
BACKGROUND Azathioprine is widely used in Crohn's disease. A major drawback is the occurrence of side-effects, especially acute pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis is rarely seen when azathioprine is used for other diseases than Crohn's disease. AIM To survey side-effects of azathioprine after liver or renal transplantation, for systemic lupus erythematosis,(More)
Using genome-wide association, we identify common variants at 2p12-p13, 6q26, 17q23 and 19q13 associated with serum creatinine, a marker of kidney function (P = 10(-10) to 10(-15)). Of these, rs10206899 (near NAT8, 2p12-p13) and rs4805834 (near SLC7A9, 19q13) were also associated with chronic kidney disease (P = 5.0 x 10(-5) and P = 3.6 x 10(-4),(More)
Transplantation is the preferred organ replacement therapy for most patients with end-stage renal disease. Despite impressive improvements over recent years in the treatment of acute rejection, approximately half of all grafts will loose function within 10 years after transplantation. Chronic renal transplant dysfunction, also known as transplant(More)
BACKGROUND After kidney transplantation, decreased graft survival is seen in grafts from brain dead (BD) donors compared with living donors. This might result partly from a progressive nonspecific inflammation in the graft. In this study, we focused on the effects of BD on inflammatory response (adhesion molecules, leukocyte invasion, gene expression) and(More)
Kidney transplantation from living donors is important to reduce organ shortage. Reliable pre-operative estimation of post-donation renal function is essential. We evaluated the predictive potential of pre-donation glomerular filtration rate (GFR) (iothalamate) and renal reserve capacity for post-donation GFR in kidney donors. GFR was measured in 125(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic allograft nephropathy is the main cause of long-term renal transplant failure. Chronic use of calcineurin inhibitors contributes to its pathogenesis. Here, we report on a multicenter randomized trial to study the effects of withdrawal of cyclosporine A (CsA) from a triple immunosuppressive regimen containing CsA, prednisolone (P), and(More)
Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) is a major complication after solid organ transplantation. We analyzed incidence, patient characteristics, clinical presentation, and prognostic factors for treatment outcome and survival of PTLD patients transplanted at our center. Records from adult kidney and lung transplant recipients, transplanted(More)
Excessive sodium intake is associated with both hypertension and an increased risk of cardiovascular events, presumably because of an increase in extracellular volume. The extent to which sodium intake affects extracellular volume and BP varies considerably among individuals, discriminating subjects who are salt-sensitive from those who are salt-resistant.(More)
BACKGROUND Chronically elevated vasopressin (VP) plasma levels have been shown to induce accelerated renal function decline in rats with chronic renal failure. Whether endogenous VP is a renal risk factor in humans has not been investigated yet. We aimed to investigate whether, in renal transplant recipients, VP concentration is associated with change in(More)