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Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) in renal transplant recipients is commonly associated with calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs), though several factors such as vascular rejection, viral infections and other drugs may play a contributory role. We report a series of 29 patients with TMA, all of whom were on CNIs. Though plasma exchange (PEx) is widely used to treat(More)
UNLABELLED Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is responsible for one-third of acute kidney injuries (AKI) in the hospital setting. The incidence of CIN varies from 3% to 30%, depending on the preexisting risk factors, with higher incidence noted with diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, and older age. Though CIN risk factors are common in kidney(More)
To assess the contribution of the protein content of urine from the native kidneys to post-transplant proteinuria, we prospectively studied 14 live donor transplant recipients with a pre-transplant random urine protein to creatinine ratio (UPr:Cr) >0.5. Seven patients received preemptive transplants, and seven patients were on dialysis pre-transplant (with(More)
Live kidney donation is considered safe; nevertheless, data supporting such claims are almost exclusively of white origin with very limited long-term outcomes in ethnic minority donors. This prospective observational study consisted of a total of 103 previous kidney donors (54 black and 49 white) with mean follow-up days of 743.5 +/- 603.9 for white and(More)
A high level of panel-reactive antibodies (PRA) in potential renal transplant recipients is associated with a long waiting time until transplantation and correlates inversely with graft outcome. We report our experience with the employment of immunoadsorption (IA) using a column composed to sepharose-bound staphylococcal protein A (which has a relatively(More)
Fibromuscular dysplasia is the second commonest anatomical abnormality apart from multiple renal arteries in the potential live donors. Pretransplant evaluation of the donors may include an angiography to evaluate the renal arteries, and failure to recognize renal arterial stenosis, particularly fibromuscular dysplasia, by noninvasive methods may eventually(More)
BACKGROUND Advances in kidney transplantation have significantly improved early outcomes but failed to improve long-term graft survival. Despite many causes, the contribution of infection to death-censored graft failure (DCGF) is unknown. The aim of our study is to assess the impact of infections on DCGF using United Network for Organ Sharing data. (More)
For a type I diabetic with end-stage renal disease, the choice between a kidney-alone transplant from a living-donor (KA-LD) and a simultaneous pancreas kidney (SPK) transplant remains a difficult one. The prevailing practice seems to favor KA-LD over SPK, presumably due to the superior long-term renal graft survival in KA-LD and the elimination of the(More)
This paper reviews current concepts regarding the pathophysiology, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment of microalbuminuria and proteinuria in adults. Microalbuminuria (in diabetics) and proteinuria are early markers for potentially serious renal disease, and are associated with increased risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Proteinuria also(More)