Jeremy R. Pinto

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Fall nutrient loading of deciduous forest nursery seedlings is of special interest because of foliage abscission and varied translocation patterns. For non-deciduous seedlings in the nursery, fall fertilization typically can reverse nutrient dilution and possibly increase nutrient reserves; however, this technique has received little attention with(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common viral infection after transplantation. Valganciclovir (VGC) is established for prophylaxis and treatment of CMV infections, but leukopenia which appears in 10% to 13% (severe in 4.9%) is the principal side effect. We have recently noted an increased incidence of leukopenia and severe neutropenia among our renal(More)
Glomerular hyperfiltration has been claimed to be a risk factor for the development of diabetic nephropathy. Protein intake and hyperglycemia can both increase GFR in diabetic and normal subjects. Our study was designed to explore the relative importance of short-term changes in protein intake and glycemia on the modulation of renal hemodynamics in(More)
We measured the renal haemodynamic and proteinuric response to a meat meal (MM) in ten persistently proteinuric insulin-dependent diabetic patients in a randomized cross-over study of 3 weeks on low protein diet (LPD) or normal protein intake (NPD). On LPD, protein intake (0.64 +/- 0.05 vs 1.15 +/- 0.09 g kg-1 body weight (BW) per day, P less than 0.001),(More)
Eight patients with biopsy-proven primary nephrotic syndrome were included in an open, prospective, two-year study of lovastatin. One patients was withdrawn after 6 months due to an asymptomatic rise in creatinine phosphokinase, which was rapidly reversed after interruption of lovastatin. In the remaining patients, treatment was well-tolerated and produced(More)
THE ROLE of anticalcineurin agents, cyclosporine A (CyA) and tacrolimus (TRC), in the development of chronic allograft nephropathy (CAN) and subsequently in long-term graft survival seems to be of major importance owing to their nephrotoxic effect. Unfortunately, no successful alternatives are available to date. Sirolimus has shown a similar efficacy to CyA(More)
SECOND to chronic allograft dysfunction, membranous nephropathy (MN) is the most frequent cause of nephrotic syndrome in renal transplantation. This pathology can be caused by recurrence of the primary renal disease, the development of de novo glomerulopathy, or by a transplanted glomerular disease (present but unrecognized in the donor). De novo MN was(More)
BACKGROUND The major causes of renal transplant loss are death and chronic allograft dysfunction (CAD). The aims of this study were to determine the incidence of CAD in our population and the relation between allograft survival and immunosuppressive regimens. METHODS We studied retrospectively 473 patients who received deceased donor kidney transplants(More)
Herein we have described the case of a male renal transplant recipient who developed drug fever apparently related to sirolimus. He had been stable under an immunosuppressive regimen of tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil, but developed acute cellular rejection at 5 years after transplantation due to noncompliance. Renal biopsy showed marked interstitial(More)