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INTRODUCTION Contamination of preservation fluid is common, with a reported incidence of 2.2% to 28.0%, and may be a major cause of early morbidity after transplantation. Herein, we report our experience with routine examination of preservation fluid collected just before implantation, focusing on the rate of contamination and the clinical consequences to(More)
INTRODUCTION Successful renal transplantation strictly depends on good control of rejection and better prevention and treatment of infections, which remain serious threats. METHODS This retrospective, observational study of 245 renal allograft recipients who underwent transplantation between January 2002 and December 2005 included a 21+/-10 months(More)
BACKGROUND Complications related to posttransplantation immunosuppressive therapy remain common. New-onset diabetes mellitus after transplantation (PTDM) is a well-recognized complication associated with reduced graft and patient survival. The type of immunosuppression may be responsible for more than two thirds of PTDM. We retrospectively reviewed our(More)
BACKGROUND Aspergillosis and other invasive mold infections are severe complications in immunosuppressed patients, and in renal transplant patients it is the most common cause of systemic fungal disease with an incidence ranging from 0.4% to 2.4% with a high mortality of 56% to 100%. We present our experience with voriconazole in a population of kidney(More)
INTRODUCTION Renal vein thrombosis (RVT) has an incidence of 0.55% to 3.4% and accounts for as many as one-third of early allograft losses. Rarely, RVT may be a consequence of an extension of ipsilateral iliac vein thrombosis. We present a rare case of iliocaval thrombosis as a consequence of inferior vena cava compression by a large-for-size kidney(More)
INTRODUCTION Development of cancer after transplantation has rapidly became one of the leading causes of death in kidney transplant recipients with functioning grafts. Anogenital malignant neoplasms may occur with a 14-fold increased incidence, and human papilloma virus (HPV) infection has been recently identified as the leading cause of cervical carcinoma.(More)
INTRODUCTION Psychologic disturbances are becoming more common in kidney transplantation, owing to effects of immunosuppressive therapy. In this study, we explored the incidence and specifity of psychopathology among kidney transplant patients. Twenty kidney transplant recipients underwent the Machover Draw-A-person test to detect significant variables(More)
BACKGROUND Infection is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in kidney transplant recipients. The incidence of esophageal and urogenital candidiasis in kidney and kidney-pancreas transplant recipients has not been well documented. Azoles are safe, effective agents to treat esophageal candidiasis. However, resistance to azoles is now becoming common.(More)
INTRODUCTION The demand for kidney transplants and the improvement in recipient outcomes over the last years have stimulated surgeons to expand the criteria for usable donor organs, by accepting older patients to expand their donor pool. We herein report our experience with kidney transplants from donors aged older than 60 years, who have been declined by(More)
INTRODUCTION The rate of hepatitis B virus transmission via organs from with isolated hepatitis B virus core antibody-positive (HBcAb+) donors in kidney transplant recipients seems very low. PATIENTS AND METHODS Over 4 years, we performed 36 transplants from Ig HBcAb+, hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative donors into recipients with a history of(More)