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Accumulation of the glomerular extracellular matrix (ECM) is a pivotal event in the progression from acute glomerular injury to end-stage renal disease. Although enhanced ECM synthesis has been demonstrated to contribute to ECM accumulation, the role of decreased ECM degradation is largely unknown. It was previously shown that glomerular ECM degradation is(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the cause of worse kidney allograft survival in black recipients, which has been the source of considerable interest and debate. DESIGN Three hundred ninety-two consecutive renal allografts (O HLA mismatch grafts excluded) were reviewed. Of the recipients, 57% were black, 27% received living donor grafts, and 86% received their first(More)
BACKGROUND Injured patients with pulmonary failure often require prolonged length of stay in an intensive care unit (ICU), which includes weaning from ventilatory support. In the last decade, noninvasive ventilation modes have been established as safe and effective. One method for accomplishing this mode of ventilation uses a simple bilevel ventilator.(More)
Black kidney transplant recipients have worse graft survival than white recipients. Speculation regarding etiology has focused on differences in human lymphocyte antigens (HLA). Some suggest that improvements in graft survival would be obtained if donor and recipient race were matched. We reviewed 236 cadaver transplants performed over 9 years at a single(More)
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