Rui-Tong Gao

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BACKGROUND Cyclosporine is effective in treating nephrotic syndrome (NS) with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) in adults. But high relapse rate remains a major concern. The way to manipulate cyclosporine is inconclusive. The aim of this study was to introduce the way how to titrate the cyclosporine to maintain complete remission without relapse. (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the risk factors of post-renal biopsy bleeding (PBB). METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 1 262 patients who received ultrasound-guided biopsy of native kidney at our hospital from January 2005 to December 2006. RESULTS The overall incidence of PBB was 30.3% (383/1,262), among which the incidence of hematoma(More)
The first intestinal transplantation in the United Kingdom was performed in Cambridge in 1991. Thirty-eight intestinal transplantations have since been performed in 35 patients. All deaths in the first postoperative month related to hemorrhage, in 2 cases to severe portal hypertension (SPH) and poor venous access in 2. We have modified our practice to(More)
BACKGROUND Psychiatric disorders are common in chronic disease states; intestinal transplantation recipients may therefore be at high risk for psychiatric disorder (PD). We sought to investigate the frequency and type of PD in our cohort of patients undergoing transplantation between 2007 and 2012. RESULTS The notes of 25 patients who had undergone(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients referred for intestinal transplantation have a history of thrombosis. We undertook an analysis of transplanted patients to describe the history and frequency of thrombosis, clinical course, and management strategies used. RESULTS Twenty-five patients underwent transplantation of intestine containing blocks between 2007 and 2012;(More)
INTRODUCTION Intestinal transplantation (IT) is considered for patients with irreversible intestinal failure who develop life-threatening complications of parenteral nutrition or have extensive intra-abdominal disease requiring evisceration. Developing indications may include quality of life (QOL) considerations and therefore assessment of QOL and(More)
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