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OBJECTIVE We studied the long-term renal graft functions, survivals, and complications among patients with augmented bladders. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1976 and 2008, we performed 6/2600 renal transplantations in patients with augmented bladders. The mean patient age was 52 years. The cause of end-stage renal disease was chronic interstitial kidney(More)
Renal ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury is the major cause of acute renal failure in native and transplanted kidneys. Mononuclear leukocytes have been reported in renal tissue as part of the innate and adaptive responses triggered by IR. We investigated the participation of CD4+ T lymphocytes in the pathogenesis of renal IR injury. Male mice (C57BL/6, 8 to(More)
It was recently shown that IL-2 gene single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) at position -330 (G-->T) is related to in vitro cytokine production levels, with the T/T and T/G genotypes being associated with low production and the G/G genotype associated with high production. The objective of this study was to investigate a possible influence of this(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Treatment of the perforated duodenal ulcer continues to be a controversial subject. The purpose of our study was to compare the results of simple closure of perforated duodenal ulcer versus treatment by truncal vagotomy and pyloroplasty. METHODS We present a prospective and randomized study of 207 patients who underwent surgical treatment(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the 30 third transplantations performed at our center since 1976. They were all from cadaveric donors. Recipient mean age was 40 years (range, 21-57 years). Twenty-one patients (70%) had hepatitis C virus infection and 16 (53%) were hypersensitized (panel-reactive antibodies [PRA] >50%), with a mean time on dialysis(More)