Sandip Kapur

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BACKGROUND The outcome of renal transplantation after an episode of acute rejection is difficult to predict, even with an allograft biopsy. METHODS We studied urine specimens from 36 subjects with acute rejection, 18 subjects with chronic allograft nephropathy, and 29 subjects with normal biopsy results. Levels of messenger RNA (mRNA) for FOXP3, a(More)
OBJECTIVE Intrahospital transport of critically ill patients is often necessary for optimal patient care. However, transport of intensive care unit (ICU) patients within the hospital has been associated with a high rate of potentially detrimental complications. This study was designed to determine the occurrence rate of transport-related complications and(More)
BACKGROUND Identification of risk factors for BK virus (BKV) replication may improve transplant outcome. We investigated the impact of immunosuppressive drugs on the prevalence of BKV replication in recipients of human renal allografts. METHODS One hundred twenty renal allograft recipients were studied prospectively at 1, 3, and 6 months(More)
BACKGROUND A report from a high-volume single center indicated a survival benefit of receiving a kidney transplant from an HLA-incompatible live donor as compared with remaining on the waiting list, whether or not a kidney from a deceased donor was received. The generalizability of that finding is unclear. METHODS In a 22-center study, we estimated the(More)
BACKGROUND We have demonstrated that cyclosporine (CsA) stimulates transforming growth factor (TGF) beta1 expression in vitro and that growth of mammalian cells can be arrested by CsA via a TGF-beta1-dependent mechanism. Herein, we have explored whether CsA stimulates TGF-beta1 hyperexpression in vivo. METHODS Four groups of B6AF1 mice were studied: group(More)
BACKGROUND The Thymoglobulin Antibody Immunosuppression in Living Donor Recipients registry was established to assess clinical experience with rabbit antithymocyte globulin (rATG; Thymoglobulin) in living donor renal transplant recipients. METHODS From 2003 to 2008, US transplant centers prospectively entered information on patients who received rATG(More)
PURPOSE Intravenous heparin has traditionally been given during living donor laparoscopic nephrectomy despite the paucity of evidence supporting its use. We present the results of our experience with laparoscopic donor nephrectomy done without intraoperative systemic heparinization. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of 167(More)
BACKGROUND Our organ procurement organization has been forced to liberalize the donor criteria in order to expand the donor pool for pancreas transplantation. In this report, we describe our experience using whole organ pancreatic grafts from "marginal" donors, which include grafts obtained from donors over 45 years of age and from donors who were(More)
OBJECTIVE To present our initial experience with right-sided laparoendoscopic single-site donor nephrectomy (LESS-RDN). Laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) donor nephrectomy, although in its infancy, represents a potential exciting advancement over conventional laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN). Almost all of the reported cases thus far have been(More)
The changes in angiotensin II receptor subtypes, type 1 (AT1) and type 2 (AT2) binding, and AT1 mRNA levels during development were studied in the rat kidney using autoradiographic and in situ hybridization techniques. Autoradiographic analysis of 125I-[Sar1,Ile8]Ang II binding to slide-mounted kidney sections from 2 and 5 day-old rats discerned AT2 binding(More)