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Automatic image registration is still an actual challenge in several fields. Although several methods for automatic image registration have been proposed in the last few years, it is still far from a broad use in several applications, such as in remote sensing. In this paper, a method for automatic image registration through histogram-based image(More)
BACKGROUND The major issues involved in the decision to donate are the perioperative risk and the risk of chronic kidney disease or even end-stage renal disease. The usual glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in kidney donors after transplantation is approximately 70% of the predonation rate; however, some have a GFR <60 mL/min/1.73 m(2). So after kidney(More)
Hyperacute rejection (HAR) is a rare event that can be prevented by crossmatch tests that detect anti-human leukocyte antigen antibodies against the donor. We present the case of a 43-year-old man who underwent a deceased-donor kidney transplantation with a negative complement-dependent cytotoxicity and a negative flow cytometry crossmatch. Luminex(More)
Information about green spaces available in a city is essential for urban planning. Urban green areas are generally assessed through environmental indicators that reflect the city's quality of life and urban comfort. A methodology based on 3D measure and analysis of green urban areas at the city scale is presented. Two products are proposed: (1) measuring(More)
BACKGROUND Low serum magnesium (MgS) is a known risk factor for cardiovascular and mineral bone disease. In renal transplant recipients (RTRs), low MgS levels have been related to higher glomerular filtration rates (GFR) and with calcineurin inhibitors, particularly tacrolimus. We aimed to evaluate MgS in renal transplant recipients with over 1 year of(More)
INTRODUCTION The optimal immunosuppressive induction therapy in kidney transplant recipients with low immunologic risk of acute rejection (AR) is still controversial. The use of basiliximab (BSX) has led to a significant decrease of AR with a low side effect profile. OBJECTIVE This study sought to evaluate predictive risk factors for AR in low immunologic(More)
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are often used to assess and monitor the environmental impacts caused by mining activities. The aim of this work was to develop a new application to produce dynamic maps for monitoring the temperature variations in a self-burning coal waste pile, under a GIS open source environment—GIS-ECOAL (freely available). The(More)
BACKGROUND The conversion of twice-daily (Prograf) to once-daily tacrolimus (Advagraf) as well as from Prograf to a generic tacrolimus preparation was proved to be safe in kidney transplant patients. There are no published studies comparing the clinical outcomes of patients who were receiving Advagraf and were switched to generic preparations of tacrolimus.(More)