Kathleen J. Nielsen

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UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin (rATG) induction reduces reperfusion injury and improves renal function in kidney recipients by means of properties unrelated to T-cell lysis. Here, we analyze intensive rATG induction (single dose, rATG(S) , vs. divided dose, rATG(D) ) for improved renal function and protection against hyperglycemia.(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal dosing protocol for rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin (rATG) induction in renal transplantation has not been determined, but evidence exists that rATG infusion before renal allograft reperfusion improves early graft function. Infusing a large rATG dose over a short interval has not previously been evaluated for its effect on renal(More)
Maintenance immunosuppression with sirolimus (SRL) in renal transplantation has been associated with proteinuria. We report long-term outcomes of kidney transplant recipients maintained on steroid-free regimens, either SRL with low-dose tacrolimus (SRL/L-Tac) or mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) with high-dose tacrolimus (MMF/H-Tac). We conducted a case-matched(More)
Histidine-Tryptophan-Ketoglutarate (HTK) solution is increasingly used to flush and preserve organ donor kidneys, with efficacy claimed equivalent to University of Wisconsin (UW) solution. We observed and reported increased graft pancreatitis in pancreata flushed with HTK solution, which prompted this review of transplanting HTK-flushed kidneys. We analyzed(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a randomized and unblinded 2 × 2 sequential-factorial trial, composed of an induction arm (part 1) comparing single-dose (SD) versus divided-dose rabbit antithymocyte globulin (rATG), and a maintenance arm (part 2) comparing tacrolimus minimization versus withdrawal. We report the long-term safety and efficacy of SD-rATG induction in(More)
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