Michael Mayr

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BACKGROUND This guideline addresses the management of patients who are receiving anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy and require an elective surgery or procedure. METHODS The methods herein follow those discussed in the Methodology for the Development of Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis Guidelines. Antithrombotic Therapy and(More)
The anti-inflammatory, antifibrotic, and antiproteinuric properties of vitamin D have been defined in studies using active vitamin D analogs. In this prospective observational study we determined whether nutritional vitamin D repletion can have additional beneficial effects in patients with type 2 diabetic nephropathy already established on(More)
BACKGROUND Screening colonoscopy (SC) outcome quality is best determined by the adenoma detection rate (ADR). The substantial variability in the ADRs between endoscopists may reflect different skills, experience and/or equipment. OBJECTIVE To analyse the potential factors that may influence ADR variance, including case volume. DESIGN 12,134 consecutive(More)
Diagnosis of polyomavirus BK nephropathy and treatment by low-dose immunosuppression may be optimized by using surrogate markers, such as the detection of viral inclusion bearing cells in the urine and polyomavirus BK DNA in plasma by polymerase chain reaction. These markers were used prospectively in the management of a 44-year-old woman and led to the(More)
BACKGROUND Defining the clinical relevance of donor-specific HLA-antibodies detected by single-antigen flow-beads (SAFB) is important because these assays are increasingly used for pretransplant risk assessment and organ allocation. The aims of this study were to investigate to which extent HLA-DSA detected by SAFB represent a risk for antibody-mediated(More)
Subclinical tubulitis has been associated with the later development of interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy (IF/TA), leading to diminished allograft survival. The aim of this study was to investigate how concentrations of urinary CXC-receptor 3 (CXCR3) chemokines (i.e. CXCL4/9/10/11) and CCL2 relate to the extent of subclinical tubulitis. Using ELISA,(More)
AIM Vascular complications of kidney transplantation, including transplant vein thrombosis, are relevant causes for graft loss in the early postoperative phase. However, duplex flow characteristics after living renal transplantation are widely unknown. Aim of the study was to assess renal perfusion in the postoperative period with special emphasis on the(More)
A main challenge in the therapy of drug dependent individuals is to help them reactivate interest in non-drug-associated activities. We previously developed a rat experimental model based on the conditioned place preference (CPP) paradigm in which only four 15-min episodes of social interaction with a gender- and weight-matched male Sprague Dawley rat (1)(More)
BACKGROUND Tubulointerstitial injury due to rejection leads to tubular atrophy (TA)/interstitial fibrosis (IF) followed by deterioration of allograft function. This study investigated whether urinary tubular injury biomarkers can detect subclinical tubulitis found in protocol biopsies allowing for a noninvasive screening procedure. METHODS Four rigidly(More)
Polyomavirus BK (BKV) is the primary cause of polyomavirus-associated nephropathy (PVAN) in kidney transplant (KT) recipients. Using ELISpot assays, we compared the frequency of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) secreting peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) after stimulation with overlapping peptide pools covering BKV large T-antigen (LT) and VP1 capsid(More)