Kazuya Kabei

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Patients aged 60 years and older represent the fastest-growing population with end-stage renal disease worldwide, and the need for a kidney transplant among this population is increasing. Due to the severe shortage of deceased donors in Japan, ABO-incompatible living donor kidney transplantation has been performed since the late 1980s. Excellent long-term(More)
BACKGROUND Rituximab induces long-lasting B cell depletion in the peripheral blood and increases the levels of proinflammatory cytokines associated with regulatory B cell depletion. Previous reports showed that B cell-related cytokine release after administration of rituximab may induce acute cellular rejection (ACR) and delayed-onset neutropenia. The(More)
INTRODUCTION This study describes our clinical experience of late conversion from antimetabolites with standard exposure calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) to everolimus with CNI minimization in stable kidney transplant recipients with good graft function. PATIENTS AND METHODS A 1-year retrospective pilot study of 26 kidney recipients converted from(More)
INTRODUCTION We summarized our experience with ABO-incompatible living kidney transplant recipients from spousal donors receiving rituximab. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between June 2006 and December 2014, 82 patients with end-stage renal disease underwent living donor kidney transplantation at Osaka City University Hospital, of which 23 cases were(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients aged 60 years and older stand for the fastest growing group of patients with end-stage renal disease worldwide, and the need for kidney transplants among this population is rising. In Japan, living donor kidney transplantation is mainly performed to deal with the severe shortage of deceased donors, and the number of spousal transplants(More)
We report an ABO-incompatible kidney transplant performed on a 69-year-old female patient, whose donor was her 69-year-old husband. The patient received an immunosuppressive protocol using rituximab without splenectomy. Renal biopsy was done on posttransplant day 8 due to poor early graft function, and an isolated v-lesion was found, which responded to(More)
BACKGROUND Although new-onset diabetes after transplantation has been demonstrated to have a significant negative impact on allograft and patient survival, the role of glucose intolerance (impaired fasting glucose [IFG] and/or impaired glucose tolerance [IGT], as asymptomatic hyperglycemia and borderline diabetes, has not been identified in renal transplant(More)
INTRODUCTION The adverse effects of tacrolimus are known to play major roles in new-onset diabetes after transplantation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of conversion from a twice-daily tacrolimus (Tac-BID) to a once-daily tacrolimus (Tac-OD) on glucose metabolism in stable kidney transplant recipients. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Several reports have suggested an association between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and new-onset diabetes after transplantation (NODAT). NODAT is a common complication after renal transplantation, and it has been associated with increased long-term morbidity and mortality. HCV-positive recipients may have abnormal glucose metabolism, even(More)
BACKGROUND A recent report has demonstrated that as with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), everolimus is capable of inhibiting human B-lymphocyte function and activation including B-lymphocyte proliferation, apoptosis, and immunoglobulin production in vitro. Everolimus may therefore be used as an immunosuppressant in ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation. (More)