Matthew P. Sypek

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BACKGROUND In short-term randomized trials (duration, 1 to 2 years), bariatric surgery has been associated with improvement in type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS We assessed outcomes 3 years after the randomization of 150 obese patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes to receive either intensive medical therapy alone or intensive medical therapy plus(More)
Donor-recipient HLA mismatch remains a leading cause for sensitization and graft loss in kidney transplantation. HLA compatibility at an epitope level is emerging as an improved method of matching compared with current HLA antigen allocation. A novel epitope-based allocation approach to prospectively exclude donors with high-level mismatches was implemented(More)
Rapid changes in tissue-typing technology, including the widespread availability of highly specific molecular typing methods and solid-phase assays for the detection of allele-specific anti-HLA antibodies, make it increasingly challenging to remain up to date with developments in organ matching. Terms such as epitopes and eplets abound in the(More)
Chronic graft loss due to antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) and the difficulty of re-transplanting highly sensitized patients are two of the major long-term challenges in pediatric renal transplantation. Treatments for AMR are often ineffective and desensitization protocols can be a high risk, making prevention a highly appealing strategy. Insights into the(More)
Kidney paired donation (KPD) programs offer the opportunity to enable living kidney donation when immunological and other barriers prevent safe directed donation. Children are likely to require multiple transplants during their lifetime; therefore, high-level histocompatibility and organ quality matching are key priorities. Details are given for a cohort of(More)
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