James E Marsh

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BACKGROUND Management of anemia is an important factor in the care of patients with chronic kidney disease as the anemic state can confer significant morbidity and mortality. Posttransplantation anemia (PTA) has received comparatively less attention in the literature, and the prevalence and predictors of PTA vary between different studies. The purpose of(More)
Previous work has indicated that complement is a mediator of ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. To investigate the components of complement responsible for this effect, we examined a model of renal I/R injury in C3-, C4-, C5-, and C6-deficient mice. We occluded the renal arteries and veins (40-58 minutes) and, after reperfusion (0-72 hours), assessed renal(More)
BACKGROUND The number of elderly patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 5 is steadily increasing. Evidence is needed to inform decision-making for or against dialysis, especially in those patients with multiple comorbid conditions for whom dialysis may not increase survival. We therefore compared survival of elderly patients with CKD stage 5,(More)
Although the underlying mechanisms are not well understood, it is generally believed that antigen recognition by T cells in the absence of costimulation may alter the immune response, leading to anergy or tolerance. Further support for this concept comes from animal models of autoimmunity and transplantation, where treatments based on costimulation(More)
BACKGROUND Although it is a known predictor of mortality, there is a relative lack of recent information about anaemia in kidney transplant recipients. Thus, we now report data about the prevalence and management of post-transplant anaemia (PTA) in Europe 5 years after the TRansplant European Survey on Anemia Management (TRESAM) study. METHODS In a(More)
Establishing successful long-term hemodialysis access remains a major challenge. The primary aims of this study were to determine whether primary success and primary and secondary patency rates of a series of consecutive radio-cephalic fistulae (RCF) were affected by the experience of the surgeon. The secondary aims were to assess complications, and to(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanisms controlling the production of antibodies against histocompatibility antigens are of prime importance in organ transplantation. METHODS We investigated the role of complement in the response to allogeneic stimulation, using mice deficient in C3, C4, or C5 to dissect the role of the alternative, classical, and terminal complement(More)
During the past decade, research has shown that the kidney has the capacity to synthesize most of the activation pathway components of the complement cascade. As well as implying physiological roles in local clearance of immune complexes and defense against invasive organisms, an increasing amount of evidence indicates that the intrarenal synthesis of(More)
Since their introduction in 2006, the tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) Sunitinib and Sorafenib have become the standard of care for many patients with renal cancer. They are generally well tolerated and have not been significantly implicated in renal toxicity. We report the first biopsy confirmed occurrence of acute interstitial nephritis in a patient(More)
AA amyloidosis is the most serious potential complication of the inherited autoinflammatory syndromes and frequently results in end-stage renal failure. Although this complication is well recognized in familial Mediterranean fever, tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome, and Muckle-Wells syndrome, there is only 1 previous published(More)