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Safety and success of kidney transplantation and concomitant immunosuppression in HIV-positive patients.
BACKGROUND Human immunodeficiency virus-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) has become the third leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in African Americans, and is expected to growExpand
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Safety and Efficacy of Steroid Withdrawal Two Days after Kidney Transplantation: Analysis of Results at Three Years
Background. Chronic steroid therapy in spite of myriad side effects is widely used in kidney transplantation. This prospective controlled study evaluated safety and efficacy of steroid withdrawal atExpand
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Surgical wound infection in renal transplantation: outcome data in 102 consecutive patients without perioperative systemic antibiotic coverage.
BACKGROUND The incidence of surgical wound infection in the presence of immunosuppression has been reported in the literature to approach 7%. Perioperative systemic antibiotic therapy is routinelyExpand
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Ultrasound-guided needle aspiration of amoebic liver abscess.
This prospective study was carried out on 200 patients with clinically, ultrasonographically and serologically confirmed amoebic liver abscess. The role of ultrasound-guided needle aspiration inExpand
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Simulect induction significantly decreases CMV infection in kidney recipients compared to OKT3.
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Transforming growth factor-beta levels in human allograft chronic fibrosis correlate with rate of decline in renal function.
BACKGROUND Long-term renal transplant function is limited primarily by a progressive scarring process loosely termed "chronic rejection, chronic allograft nephropathy, or allograft fibrosis."Expand
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Long-term function and survival of elderly donor kidneys transplanted into young adults.
BACKGROUND Traditionally, elderly donor kidneys have not been widely accepted for transplantation on the assumption of inferior performance. However, the United Network for Organ Sharing reports anExpand
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Predictors for the need of surgery in antenatally detected hydronephrosis due to UPJ obstruction--a prospective multivariate analysis.
INTRODUCTION Disagreement exists over the ability of different diagnostic tests to define obstruction, indications and timing of surgery and which patients will benefit from surgical intervention inExpand
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Neoral® rescue therapy in transplant patients with intolerance to tacrolimus
Background. The calcineurin inhibitors, cyclosporine and tacrolimus, are the mainstay of current immunosuppressive regimens for the prevention of acute rejection in organ transplantation. The choiceExpand
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