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The local cytokine environment and presence of stimulatory signals determine whether monocytes acquire dendritic cell (DC) or macrophage characteristics and functions. Because enhanced platelet activation is reported in patients with many allergic disorders, such as atopic dermatitis, platelet-derived factors may influence monocytic differentiation into DC.(More)
BACKGROUND Renal transplantation increases the possibilities of pregnancy in women of reproductive age. The course of pregnancy was analyzed retrospectively in patients with kidney or kidney-pancreas transplant, surveying maternal-fetal or renal graft complications and the relation with pre-pregnancy renal function. METHODS A cohort that includes all the(More)
LIGHT [the name of which is derived from 'homologous to lymphotoxins, exhibits inducible expression, competes with herpes simplex virus glycoprotein D for herpes simplex virus entry mediator (HVEM), and expressed by T lymphocytes'], is a member of the tumour necrosis factor superfamily that is involved in various inflammatory diseases. We aimed to estimate(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to describe the microbiological characteristics of an extensively drug-resistant (XDR) isolate of Morganella morganii obtained from a patient with sepsis of urinary origin and to describe the patient's clinical characteristics. We further aimed to perform a literature review of the situation in Latin America(More)
UNLABELLED We report a retrospective study of patients on chronic hemodialysis in whom a diagnosis of ischemic heart disease had been established. We compared the findings on coronary cineangiography and the treatment (medical only, surgical revascularisation [CABG] and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty [PTCA]) with the early and late(More)
BACKGROUND According to our experience, survival of cadaveric renal graft in 5 years increased from 63% as of the introduction of cyclosporine to 73% after azathioprine was substituted with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in 1997. Until 2003, the innovator mycophenolate mofetil (IMMF) (Cellcept; Roche) was used. In 2003, Laboratorios Clausen introduced in(More)
Kidney transplantation is the best treatment for end-stage chronic renal disease. In Uruguay, the prevalence of patients on dialysis is 757 patients per millon inhabitants, plus 316 alive with a functioning renal graft. We install a preemptive renal transplantation program. Twenty-five patients received grafts without dialysis from 2004 to 2013, 5 receiving(More)
BACKGROUND The Institute of Nephrology and Urology (INU) has performed 75% of kidney transplantations (KT) in Uruguay during its 35 years of activity, with 90.6% from cadaveric donors. We investigated the risk factors (RF) for delayed graft function (DGF) and patient and graft survival (SV). METHODS We analyzed retrospectively the characteristics and(More)
Uruguay is the second country of Latin America in prevalence of renal replacement therapies, including functioning kidney allografts. Long-term immunosuppressive therapy is essential for adequate graft function, but results in reduced immunosurveillance leading to an increased risk of complications such as infections and malignancies. A variety of cutaneous(More)