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BACKGROUND The postulated mechanisms of biliary abnormalities in extrahepatic portal venous obstruction (EHPVO) are either extrinsic compression by collaterals or ischemic injury due to venous thrombosis. If the former hypothesis is correct, then biliary changes should revert to normal after portasystemic shunt surgery. METHODS Five patients with EHPVO(More)
Cryptosporidium infestations are common in immunocompromised AIDS patients. However, the literature in renal transplant recipients is scarce. We conducted a study to know the prevalence, disease manifestations, and management of cryptosporidial infestations in live related renal transplant recipients. Cryptosporidial infestations were observed in 20% of(More)
Amongst 310 recipients of live related renal transplants, systemic fungal infections were observed in 19 patients (6.1%). These included cryptococcosis in eight (42%), candidiasis in seven (37%), mucormycosis in two (11%), aspergillosis in one (5.5%), and a mixed cryptococcal and Aspergillus infection in one patient (5.5%). Infections occurred within 12(More)
BACKGROUND Neurologic complications occur in about 30% of renal transplant patients, infections being the most common. We encountered three such patients and present our experience in the management of such cases. CLINICAL MATERIAL Three cases of brain abscess in renal transplant recipients are reported. These patients presented from 9-60 months after the(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to assess the efficacy of single-arterial-phase, 16-slice multidetector computed tomographic (16-MDCT) angiography in the evaluation of both the renal arterial and venous systems in prospective renal donors with surgical (laparoscopic) correlation. METHODS Fifty-one consecutive renal donors (age range, 20-62 years; 12 men and(More)
A 35-year-old nondiabetic renal allograft recipient developed emphysematous pyelonephritis and cystitis emphysematosa necessitating graft nephrectomy. The patient received cyclosporin and prednisolone as immunosuppressive therapy. He developed the first episode of urinary tract infection one week after transplantation and another episode 3 months later.(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis is the most common non-pyogenic infection encountered among renal transplant recipients in India. Although the lung is the most common site of involvement, a number of extrapulmonary organs can be involved. There is often a delay in diagnosis and institution of effective chemotherapy when there is an unusual site of involvement. (More)
The limited work published on the comparison of power Doppler sonography (PDS) and duplex Doppler sonography (DDS) in the assessment of acute renal allograft dysfunction has shown contradictory results. We compared the role of DDS and PDS in renal transplant recipients developing acute renal parenchymal dysfunction and correlated these findings with kidney(More)
AIM This pilot study assesses the safety and feasibility of autologous mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) transplantation in four patients that underwent living donor renal transplantation, and the effect on the immunophenotype and functionality of peripheral T lymphocytes following transplantation. METHODS All patients received low dose ATG induction(More)