Michal Wszola

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Fifty-one simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplants (SPKT) were performed between 1988 and 2004 in patients of mean age 34 years and 23 years duration of diabetes treatment. All kidney and pancreas recipients were on maintenance hemodialysis therapy prior to SPKT. The pancreas with duodenal segment and the kidneys were harvested from cadaveric heart-beating(More)
UNLABELLED Machine perfusion (MP) has been used as the kidney preservation method in our center for over 10 years. The first, small (n = 74) prospective, single-blinded randomized study comparing MP and Cold Storage (CS) showed that the incidence of delayed graft function was higher after CS. There have been no reports in the literature on the effect of(More)
Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPKT) improves long-term survival of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus patients with diabetic nephropathy. The increasing success of SPKT is a result of improved surgical technique, better organ preservation, potent antirejection therapy, and effective use of antibiotics to prevent and treat infectious(More)
BACKGROUND Organ shortage is the primary barrier to kidney transplantation. To maximize organ use, organs from expanded-criteria donors (ECDs) have been used increasingly. Expanded-criteria donors are defined as individuals older than 60 years or older than 50 years with at least 2 of the following risk factors: hypertension, stroke as the cause of death,(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic rejection (CHR) of organ allografts, one of the most significant problems in modern transplantation, is not fully understood. This study sought to evaluate the influence of selected parameters on late kidney transplant function. PATIENTS AND METHOD The studied group consisted of eighty-six patients who received allogeneic transplants(More)
BACKGROUND Due to the shortage of organs for transplantation, procurement of kidneys from marginal donors is inevitable. Not infrequently, these donors are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). AIM We sought to determine the effect of transplanting kidneys from anti-HCV-positive donors to anti-HCV-positive recipients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Among 765(More)
BACKGROUND Bacteremia is among the known complications in simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPKT). This study evaluated the frequency of microbial isolates and their susceptibility profiles among cultures of clinical samples obtained from blood and from the tips of blood vessel catheters of 26 SPKT recipients suspected of bacteremia in the early(More)
Even recipients with satisfactory function of transplanted pancreas and kidney may show physical and/or social disability due to diabetic complications. Our aims were to evaluate diabetic complications influencing recipient quality of life and to assess patients' psychosociological status. Nineteen patients with functioning grafts who consented to take part(More)
BACKGROUND Using expanded criteria donor (ECD) organs is 1 strategy to make more organs available for transplant. To reduce the number of posttransplant complications and failures, there is a need to create a comprehensive system of evaluation before transplantation, especially for kidneys harvested from ECD. The aim of this study was to assess the results(More)