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We performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of IgA nephropathy (IgAN), the most common form of glomerulonephritis, with discovery and follow-up in 20,612 individuals of European and East Asian ancestry. We identified six new genome-wide significant associations, four in ITGAM-ITGAX, VAV3 and CARD9 and two new independent signals at HLA-DQB1 and(More)
IgA nephropathy (IgAN), major cause of kidney failure worldwide, is common in Asians, moderately prevalent in Europeans, and rare in Africans. It is not known if these differences represent variation in genes, environment, or ascertainment. In a recent GWAS, we localized five IgAN susceptibility loci on Chr.6p21 (HLA-DQB1/DRB1, PSMB9/TAP1, and DPA1/DPB2(More)
THE AIM OF THE STUDY was to analyze indications and results of the first one thousand liver transplantations at Chair and Clinic of General, Transplantation and Liver Surgery, Medical University of Warsaw. MATERIAL AND METHODS Data from 1000 transplantations (944 patients) performed at Chair and Clinic of General, Transplantation and Liver Surgery between(More)
BACKGROUND Measurement of exercise capacity is an integral element to assess patients after surgery. Although the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) provides information regarding functional capacity, response to therapy, and prognosis across a range of conditions, its applicability for liver transplant recipients remains to be established. The aim of our study was(More)
BACKGROUND Excess weight is a risk factor for adverse cardiovascular events and affects patient and graft survival after renal transplantation (RT). The aim of the study was to measure the awareness of body mass index (BMI), overweight, and obesity, and to compare it with renal function, BMI, and obesity-related morbidities in renal transplant recipients(More)
Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLDs) are serious, life-threatening complications of solid-organ transplantation (SOT) and bone marrow transplantation leading to a high mortality (30-60%). PTLD represents a heterogeneous group of lymphoproliferative diseases. They become clinically relevant because of the expansion of transplantation(More)
The early clinical trials with interleukin-12 (IL-12) have demonstrated substantial toxicity of this cytokine. One way to resolve this problem would be to find other antitumor agents, e.g. chemotherapeutics, synergistically interacting with IL-12. However, analysis of the recent reports on this topic leads to the conclusion that the antitumor effects(More)
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is an immune-mediated disease characterized by articular inflammation and subsequent tissue damage that may result in severe disability. Several combinations of drugs, including immunosuppressive agents have been used to control disease progression. Although there is no information available on rapamycin efficacy in JRA,(More)
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have been shown to reduce the incidence and mortality from colorectal cancer. It has recently been demonstrated that these drugs are capable of suppressing the production of pro-angiogenic factors from tumor cells. The mechanisms of antitumor action of interleukin 12 include the enforced secretion of anti-angiogenic(More)