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PURPOSE We compared the perioperative and postoperative characteristics of prostate PlasmaKinetic™ enucleation and bipolar transurethral resection for large volume benign prostatic hyperplasia. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this prospective, randomized, controlled trial 80 patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia and a prostate of larger than 70 ml were(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have demonstrated that plasmakinetic enucleation of the prostate (PKEP) and open prostatectomy (OP) have equivalent short-term efficacy for large prostates, but no comparison concerning their long-term results was reported. OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the noninferiority of PKEP to OP concerning maximum urinary flow rate (Qmax) at 1 yr(More)
CONTEXT Antibody-based induction therapy plus calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) reduce acute rejection rates in kidney recipients; however, opportunistic infections and toxic CNI effects remain challenging. Reportedly, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have successfully treated graft-vs-host disease. OBJECTIVE To assess autologous MSCs as replacement of antibody(More)
We investigated whether recipient dendritic cells (DCs), pretreated with nuclear factor-kappaB oligodeoxyribonucleotide decoy (NF-kappaB ODN decoy) and loaded with ultraviolet B-irradiated donor apoptotic splenocytes (Apo-SCs), were able to induce murine cardiac allograft tolerance. Heterotopic vascularized heart transplantation was performed from BALB/c to(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) on the apoptosis of granulosa cells (GCs) in rats. BMSCs and GCs were isolated from rats. GCs were separated into one of the following three groups: an untreated control group (control), a cisplatin (5 mg/L) treatment group (cisplatin), and group co-cultured(More)
HLA antibodies and sCD30 levels were detected in the serum sampled from 620 renal graft recipients at 1 year post-transplantation, which were followed up for 5 years. Six-year graft and patient survivals were 81.6% and 91.0%. HLA antibodies were detected in 45 recipients (7.3%), of whom there were 14 cases with class I antibodies, 26 cases with class II,(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish a formula for estimating area under the concentration-versus-time curve (AUC) of mycophenolate sodium in Chinese renal allograft recipients with a limited sampling model. METHODS A total of 35 renal allograft recipients were recruited from 2010 to 2013 to receive enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS), calcineurin (CNI) and(More)
Elevated circulating saturated fatty acids concentration is commonly associated with poorly controlled diabetes. The highly prevalent free fatty acid palmitate could induce apoptosis in various cell types, but little is known about its effects on human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Here, we report that prolonged exposure to palmitate induces human bone(More)
BACKGROUND Immunosuppression for immunologically high-risk kidney transplant patients usually involves antithymocyte globulin induction with triple drug maintenance therapy. Alemtuzumab, a humanized anti-CD52 antibody, was expected to be a promising induction therapy agent for kidney transplantation. However, currently no consensus is available about its(More)
INTRODUCTION Antibody is a major cause of allograft injury. However, it has not been routinely tested post-transplant. SOURCES OF DATA A literature search was performed using PubMed on the topics of 'antibody monitoring', 'autoantibody and allograft dysfunction' and 'prevention and treatment of antibody-mediated rejection (AMR)'. AREAS OF AGREEMENT(More)