Among 93 consecutive kidney-transplant patients who received prophylactic OKT3 10 mg/day for 2 weeks, 9 had intragraft thromboses within 2 weeks of transplantation. The thromboses were in graft artery in 1 patient and veins in 3. The other 5 had thromboses in glomerular capillaries and thrombotic microangiopathy similar to that of haemolytic-uraemic… (More)
Since the publication of the recommendations of the ad hoc committee of the Harvard Medical School to examine the definition of brain death in 1968, philosophical discussions concerning the licit character of organ retrieval in brain dead patients never ceased. The present paper summarizes the main arguments of supporters and opponents of this procedure.
An autopsy was performed in ten patients recipients of renal allograft who died from cytomegalovirus pulmonary infection. In six patients, encephalitis lesions disseminated in the whole brain were observed. These lesions were not symptomatic. The particular features of this entity and its relationships with the type of immunosuppression therapy are… (More)