S Fesolowicz

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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)
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)
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)
INTRODUCTION Previous research has pointed to a role of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in the development of chronic renal allograft dysfunction, chronic liver rejection, and vasculopathy in the transplanted heart. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of C. pneumoniae prior to and after kidney transplantation as well as to determine the role(More)
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