María Luisa Rodríguez Ferrero

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BACKGROUND The presence of circulating antibodies (CA) against human leukocyte antigen (HLA) and major-histocompatibility-complex class I-related chain A (MICA) antigens has been associated with worse renal function and reduced kidney allograft survival. We sought to describe the presence of donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies, non-donor specific antibodies,(More)
BACKGROUND Severe hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) leads to major complications such as acute pancreatitis. Lipoprotein apheresis has been proposed as a therapeutic tool for decreasing triglyceride levels, although experience is limited. OBJECTIVE To describe our experience with double filtration plasmapheresis (DFPP) in patients with severe HTG and(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) leads to graft loss. The combination of plasmapheresis (PP), intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), and rituximab (RTX) has been reported to be effective therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between October 2005 and September 2009, 8 (4.7%) kidney transplant recipients developed AMR, diagnosed by severe acute(More)
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