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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 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 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)
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)
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 Rhabdomyolysis is a severe and debilitating condition that promotes muscle breakdown and is a relatively rare, not always diagnosed cause of acute renal failure (ARF) with an 8-20% reported incidence. Exertional rhabdomyolysis only appears in adult patients 24-48 h after strenuous activities as military basic training, weight lifting, and(More)
INTRODUCTION Immunosuppressed renal transplant patients display a higher incidence of carcinoma than the general population. The chronic use of immunosuppressive therapy to prevent acute rejection increases the long-term risk of cancer. We reviewed our experience to identify factors affecting the development of de novo neoplasms. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
UNLABELLED Fenoldopam is a selective DA1 agonist with potential nephroprotective capabilities. The aim of this study was to compare the nephroprotective effect of fenoldopam and dopamine during general anesthesia for living donor kidney transplantation. METHODS Forty donors enrolled in the study received a similar anesthetic and fluid protocol. The(More)
INTRODUCTION The success of renal transplantation as a treatment for end-stage renal disease has created a chronic shortage of donor organs. We present our experience in transplanting kidneys from donors with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) among matched serology-positive recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 2002 to November(More)