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BACKGROUND The use of non-heart-beating donors could help shorten the list of patients who are waiting for a kidney transplant. Several reports describe acceptable results of transplantations from non-heart-beating donors who had in-hospital cardiac arrest, but few reports describe results of transplantations from non-heart-beating donors who had cardiac(More)
This report concerns a study of the role of the gastroepiploic nerves at the greater curvature in gastric acid secretion and the influence of its section in proximal gastric vagotomy (PGV) in the prevention of ulcer recurrence. Thirty-two patients who had surgery for duodenal ulcer were randomly divided into 4 groups. Group 1 had PGV; group 2, PGV plus(More)
BACKGROUND The scarcity of grafts for lung transplant and the growing number of candidates expecting an organ has led to an increase of deaths in patients waiting for lung transplantation. Non-heart-beating donors (NHBD) represent a promising source of grafts for those who are involved in clinical lung transplantation. We present the results of our series(More)
Rising incomes, the spread of personal insurance, lifestyle factors adding to the burden of illness, ageing populations, globalization and skills transfer within the medical community have increased worldwide demand for organ transplantation. The Global Observatory on Donation and Transplantation, which was built in response to World Health Assembly(More)
BACKGROUND There is increasing experimental evidence to suggest that donor brain death enhances susceptibility to early inflammatory responses such as acute rejection in the kidney transplant. The aim of the present study was to establish whether the injury induced or aggravated by donor brain death could exert an effect on recipient immunologic tolerance(More)
OBJECTIVES En bloc pediatric kidney transplants (EBPKT) are still a subject of controversy. The aim of this study was to determine whether acceptable long-term graft survival and function can be achieved in EBPKT compared with the transplant of single, cadaveric, adult donor kidneys. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of 66 recipients of en bloc(More)
There is currently no method for preservation and functional evaluation of clinical out-of-hospital non-heart-beating lung donors (NHBLD) that can be applied practically and systematically in clinical lung transplantation programs. A new method of preservation and functional evaluation of the lung has been developed in NHBLD that is based on the knowledge(More)
The bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling pathway regulates survival, proliferation, and differentiation of several cell types in multiple tissues, including the thymus. Previous reports have shown that BMP signaling negatively regulates T-cell development. Here, we study the subpopulation of early human intrathymic progenitors expressing the type IA(More)
Spain has a rate of 34.4 donors per million population, making it the country with the highest rate of organ donation all over the world. In spite of these values, need of lungs for transplantation is always greater than the number of organs obtained. The adrenergic storming produced during brain herniation and the initiation of a brain death condition(More)