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BACKGROUND Renal venous thrombosis (RVT) is the most common form of venous thrombosis in neonates, causing both acute and long term kidney dysfunction. Historical predisposing factors include dehydration, maternal diabetes, and umbilical catheters, but recent reports highlight associations with prothrombotic abnormalities. STUDY Twenty three patients with(More)
A 13-year-old boy with non-B12-responsive methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) had chronic renal failure. Hemodialysis led to symptomatic and biochemical improvement. He subsequently received a combined liver-kidney transplant. After 16 months of follow-up he has a normal lifestyle and a marked reduction in plasma and urine methylmalonate.
Factor H (CFH) autoantibodies are associated with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). Peritransplantation plasma exchange therapy and intensification of immunosuppression, with adjuvant use of anti-CD20 monoclonal antibodies has recently been advocated for cases of CFH-autoantibody associated aHUS. In this report, we describe successful deceased(More)
Clinical data and biological samples were prospectively collected in 42 children with lymphoproliferative disease (LPD) secondary to organ/bone marrow transplant-related immunosuppression (30: 11 liver, 10 heart/lung, 8 kidney and 1 bone marrow), other drug-induced immunosuppression (2), congenital immunodeficiency (8) or human immunodeficiency virus(More)
BACKGROUND This study reports the baseline characteristics of diffusion tensor imaging data in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and healthy control subjects from the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative. The main goals were to replicate previous findings of abnormal diffusion imaging values from the substantia nigra. in a large multicenter cohort and(More)
Since December 1995, pediatric renal transplant recipients in our unit have received a DMSA scan as soon as possible post-transplant in order to provide a baseline for comparison in the event of subsequent complications. We retrospectively reviewed the case notes and DMSA scans of the 45 patients who underwent a scan within 9 wk of their transplant to see(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether CNIs can be safely withdrawn in paediatric patients with declining renal allograft function receiving MMF and corticosteroids for long-term immunosuppression following renal transplantation. We performed a retrospective review of paediatric renal transplant recipients who received MMF with corticosteroids at(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of tetrahydroaminoacridine (THA) in Alzheimer's disease. DESIGN Randomized, double-blind, multiple crossover trial with three treatment periods, each consisting of 3 weeks of active drug therapy and 3 weeks of placebo administration. SETTING Referral-based geriatric practice in a community hospital. PATIENTS(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To establish the relationship between cognition, behavior, function, and clinical characteristics on the one hand, and the presence of primitive reflexes (PR) (pout, snout, palmomental and grasp) in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING Secondary care geriatric practice specializing in the(More)