Massimiliano Gagliano

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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)
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)
OBJECTIVE Hepatitis B virus core antibody (HBcAb)-positive organ donors have the potential to transmit infection to transplant recipients. PATIENTS AND METHODS We investigated the use of a single dose of 2000 IU of hepatitis B immunoglobulin in 18 patients among a population of 54 kidney transplant recipients from HBcAb-positive deceased donors. RESULTS(More)
INTRODUCTION Type II mixed cryoglobulin syndrome is a systematic vasculitis mainly linked to immune complex deposition in several organs and to hepatitis C virus infection. Therapeutic strategies can target either the viral trigger hepatitis C virus if present, or pathogenic events downstream the triggering infection, e.g, the proliferation B-cells(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)
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)
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 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)
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 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)