Martin W Howell

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PURPOSE To evaluate whether HLA genotypes are associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS HLA class I-A, -B, and -Cw and class II DRB1 and DQB1 principal allele groups were genotyped in two stages: initially for principal allele groups in a cohort of 100 AMD cases and 92 control subjects, and then, in the next 100 cases and controls(More)
OBJECTIVES Eliciting preferences and trade-offs that patients may make to achieve important outcomes, can assist in developing patient-centred research and care. The pilot study aimed to test the feasibility of a case 2 best-worst scaling survey (BWS) to elicit recipient with kidney transplantation preferences after transplantation. DESIGN Preferences for(More)
BACKGROUND Although advances in treatment have dramatically improved short-term graft survival and acute rejection in kidney transplant recipients, long-term graft outcomes have not substantially improved. Transplant recipients also have a considerably increased risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and infection, which all contribute to(More)
(Suggestions are based primarily on Level III and IV evidence) • An accurate assessment of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) should be undertaken in all potential donors. The benefit of obtaining a directly measured GFR (thought to be more accurate) over an estimated GFR, has not been proven in live donors (refer to CARI guidelines titled 'Use of(More)
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