Matthew Barczyk

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BACKGROUND Lead and copper are potentially toxic metals. The objective of our work was to test the water from the drinking fountains of a large public access office complex in southwest Houston, Texas, for the presence of lead, copper, and microbiologic contamination. The data for the water fountains were compared with what we found in the local municipal(More)
Mast cells (MC) are involved in the pathogenesis of interstitial fibrosis, acute renal transplant rejection, and chronic allograft nephropathy. The aim of this study was to evaluate MC tryptase concentrations in the sera of 58 renal transplant recipients at various times after surgery in relation to graft function. We observed that kidney transplantation(More)
BACKGROUND Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a cancer with an incidence in patients after transplantation (Tx) that is 500 times greater than that in the healthy population. The risk of KS increases significantly during therapy, especially when immunosuppressive therapy with cyclosporine A (CsA) is used. Most cases of KS develop during the first 2 years after(More)
BACKGROUND Infections remain among the most common morbid events and are an important cause of death in end stage renal disease. They have reduced immune response and increased hazard of infections due to repeated puncture of an arterio-venous fistula, formation of haematoma at the site of cannulation and central vein catheterisation. CASE REPORT We(More)
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