José M Arreola-Guerra

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BACKGROUND Angiotensin II type 1 receptor antibodies (AT1Rabs) have been associated with significantly reduced graft survival. Earlier graft loss has been observed in patients who had pretransplant AT1Rabs and posttransplant donor-specific antibodies (DSA). METHODS The main goal of this retrospective cohort study was to examine the association between(More)
We performed a retrospective cohort analysis focusing on lupus nephritis renal flare incidence and outcome predictors. One hundred and eighteen patients with biopsy-proven lupus nephritis were segregated by induction/maintenance regimes. The primary outcome was the proportion of patients experiencing renal flare. Secondary assessment included doubling of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate response rates in an adult lupus nephritis (LN) cohort in Mexico City, Mexico. METHODS We analyzed 165 patients with biopsy-proven LN histological International Society of Nephrology/Renal Pathology Society classes III, IV, or V, distributed by treatment drug in 3 groups: mycophenolate mofetil (MMF; dosage > 2 g/day per 6 mos, n =(More)
Angiotensin II type 1 receptor antibodies (AT1Rab) are associated to a significantly lower graft survival and a higher risk of acute rejection after kidney transplantation. This study aimed to evaluate graft function and BPAR during the 1st year post-transplant (PT) in adult kidney transplant recipients (KTR), between 03/2009 and 08/2012. Pre-KT sera were(More)
BACKGROUND Renal thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) may be associated with lupus nephritis. Its relationship to other disease factors and its specific effect on prognosis are not precisely known. Evidence regarding these aspects is controversial, and information focusing on kidney-limited TMA in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients is scarce. (More)
BACKGROUND Use of tacrolimus (TAC) is pivotal to renal transplant (RT) immunosuppressive maintenance regimens. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between TAC trough levels and the development of acute rejection (AR). MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study. We included recipients transplanted between 01/2008 and(More)
BACKGROUND  The performance of the CKD-EPI and MDRD formulae for estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in patients of Hispanic origin with normal renal function has been poorly explored and requires validation in Mexico.  MATERIAL AND METHOD  We included previously healthy Mexican adults. We obtained clinical variables and determined(More)
The aim of the present study was to describe the association of positive flow cross match (FXM) and C1q-SAB. Methods. In this observational, cross-sectional, and comparative study, patients included had negative AHG-CDC-XM and donor specific antibodies (DSA) and were tested with FXM. All pretransplant sera were tested with C1q-SAB assay. Results. A total of(More)
The complement-binding capacity of anti-HLA antibodies (HLAabs) is recognized as a key pathogenic factor. The aim of this study is to describe the patient characteristics associated to the presence of C1q+ as well as those of the Abs per se when associated to C1q binding. METHODOLOGY This is a cross-sectional, observational, descriptive study of patients(More)