Marlen Doskali

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After liver transplantation in HCV-infected patients, the virus load inevitably exceeds pre-transplantation levels. This phenomenon reflects suppression of the host-effector immune responses that control HCV replication by the immunosuppressive drugs used to prevent rejection of the transplanted liver. Here, we describe an adoptive immunotherapy approach,(More)
We recently showed that interleukin (IL)-2-stimulated CD56+ cells derived from the liver exert vigorous cytotoxicity against hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by their binding to the tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand expressed on natural killer cells and the corresponding death receptors, and exhibit inhibitory effects on hepatitis C(More)
A positive crossmatch remains one of the major barriers to successful kidney transplantation. Highly sensitized patients are at greater risk of hyperacute rejection and subsequent graft loss after transplantation. Although recent advances in desensitization therapy allow kidney transplantation in these patients, the success rate is quite low. Herein, we(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the kidney allograft after transplant to assess restoration of blood flow, the time required to functionally recovery after surgery, and the ability to differentiate normal from pathologic grafts using color Doppler ultrasonography in the early posttransplant period. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen kidney(More)
OBJECTIVES Hypersplenism (thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, anemia) syndrome and ascites occur after orthotopic liver transplant. These conditions can be treated by open splenectomy. Splenic artery embolization has been practiced as an alternative surgical method. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 2013 and January 2015, twenty-one orthotopic liver(More)
Patients requiring liver transplantation (LT) frequently experience renal insufficiency (RI), which affects their survival. Although calcineurin inhibitor-sparing immunosuppressive regimens (CSRs) are well known to prevent RI, the immune state in recipients receiving CSR remains to be intensively investigated. Among 60 cases of living-donor LT at our(More)
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