Laura A. Baines

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BACKGROUND Anemia is prevalent among kidney transplant recipients and likely contributes to mortality and morbidity. Prevalence of anemia is associated strongly with degree of kidney graft dysfunction; however, it remains unclear whether additional transplant-associated factors also contribute. METHODS The aim of this study is to compare the prevalence of(More)
We present a 42-year-old woman with pre-existing autoimmune polyendocrinopathy syndrome (APS) Type 2 and chronic kidney disease due to Type 1 diabetic nephropathy, who developed a rapid deterioration in renal function due to perinuclear anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (pANCA)-associated vasculitis. Although possibly a chance occurrence, ANCA have been(More)
BACKGROUND Whether abnormal myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS), dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) or coronary angiography, performed during preoperative evaluation for potential kidney transplant recipients, predicts future cardiovascular morbidity is unclear. We assessed test performance for predicting all-cause mortality, cardiovascular(More)
OBJECTIVE Two controlled in vivo studies in rats have investigated the effect of icodextrin solution on intraperitoneal chemotherapy-induced adhesion formation. The first study evaluated the effect of three concentrations of icodextrin (4, 15, 20% w/v) in comparison to a phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) control in response to intraperitoneal doxorubicin (n =(More)
We report a 17-yr-old boy who developed a microangiopathic hemolytic anemia presumed secondary to tacrolimus shortly following a living-related donor renal transplant. This was initially managed by plasmapheresis. Reinstitution of calcineurin inhibition using cyclosporine led to recurrence of hemolysis, so an alternative agent was needed. He was commenced(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death after kidney transplant. Screening for coronary artery disease is integral to pretransplant evaluation, although the relative performance of different tests is uncertain. STUDY DESIGN Systematic review of diagnostic test accuracy studies using hierarchical summary receiver operating(More)
A 63-year-old woman presented with a 2-day history of nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. She deteriorated rapidly with the development of anuric acute kidney injury and respiratory failure, requiring admission to the intensive care unit for CVVH and ventilation. Her past medical history included type 2 diabetes mellitus, treated with insulin therapy and a(More)
A ten-year-old, female-entire English springer spaniel presented with a large intra-abdominal mass but no other clinical signs. Gastrointestinal stromal tumour of the caecum with widespread abdominal metastasis was confirmed. Treatment with toceranib phosphate resulted in complete response, despite the absence of exon-8 or exon-11 c-kit mutation. There was(More)