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BACKGROUND With a few exceptions, most published studies do not show an influence of antibodies to the hepatitis C virus (HCV) on the success of a kidney transplant. METHODS We studied all our renal transplant recipients who had received kidneys from cadaver donors (n = 335) and had been treated with quadruple immunosuppression (steroids, azathioprine,(More)
Weaned wether goats (n = 144) approximately 6 months of age were placed in a 2 x 3 factorial design experiment for 5 months to test the main effects and interaction of two levels of nutrition (growth + maintenance, NUT1; twice growth + maintenance, NUT2) and three levels of Haemonchus contortus burden (0, 500 and 2000 larvae administered every 2 weeks: W0,(More)
Weaned wether goats (n = 144) approximately 6 months of age were placed in a 2 x 3 factorial experiment to test the effects and interaction of two levels of nutrition (growth+maintenance, NUT1; and twice growth+maintenance, NUT2) and three levels of Haemonchus contortus burden (0, 500, and 2000 larvae administered every 2 weeks; W0, W500, and W2000,(More)
Rhodococcus equi is an animal pathogen that occasionally causes opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients. The most common clinical picture is one of necrotizing pneumonia with a tendency toward cavitation and the formation of abscesses. We report a case of pneumonia caused by R equi in a renal transplant patient. An excellent response was(More)
Under the supposition that ACTH secretion will be compromised by surgical trauma, patients with pituitary adenomas undergoing transsphenoidal adenomectomy are frequently given corticoids, even though this therapy is controversial. We studied 10 patients with pituitary adenomas whose adrenocortical function was sufficient prior to surgery. The ACTH and(More)
BACKGROUND Subcutaneous recombinant human erythropoietin seems to be more effective than intravenous administration. Local pain, however, may diminish patient compliance with the subcutaneous route. Recently continuous intravenous intradialysis administration of rHuEpo has been reported to be more efficacious in stimulating erythropoiesis than the usual(More)
We present a 45-year-old patient on chronic hemodialysis who suffered aortic endocarditis by Staphylococcus haemolyticus after bacteremia associated with a venous catheter, which was used temporarily during the maturing phase of a Cimino-Brescia arteriovenous fistula in the left forearm. Three weeks after starting antibiotic therapy, the patient suffered a(More)