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BACKGROUND Hyperuricaemia commonly occurs in renal transplant recipients (RTRs), but the effects of post-transplant hyperuricaemia on kidney transplant outcome have not been clearly established. This work was designed to explore the impact of hyperuricaemia on renal transplant outcome. METHODS The authors examined this issue by analysing the clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Oxidative stress is a major mediator of adverse outcome after kidney transplantation. Bilirubin is produced by heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), catalyzed by UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT1A1), and has potential as an antioxidant. In this study, we investigated the effects of HO-1 and UGT1A1 sequence variations on kidney allograft outcomes. METHODS(More)
In addition to CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T (Treg) cells which protect against autoimmune tissue injury, IL-17-producing CD4+ T (Th17) cells have been recently described and shown to play a crucial role in autoimmune injury. It appears that there is a reciprocal developmental pathway between Th17 and Treg cells. Although IL-17 is known to be associated with(More)
BACKGROUND Intraportal islet transplantation (ITx) causes instant blood-mediated inflammatory reaction (IBMIR), resulting in an early loss of transplanted islets. Porcine islets, transplanted intraportally into nonhuman primates (NHPs), induce complement activation, contributing to the development of IBMIR; however, the exact mechanism is not clear. (More)
Continuous efforts have been made by the organ donation and transplantation community in Korea to increase organ donation by the deceased. The authors detailed trends of organ donation and utilization over the past 10 yr using data provided by the KONOS. The yearly number of deceased donors has grown gradually since 2003. The number and percentage of old(More)
FSGS is the second most common cause of idiopathic NS in children. It often progresses to ESRD and commonly recurs after KT. To investigate the risk factors and the prognosis of recurrence in pediatric idiopathic FSGS in Korea, retrospective review of 43 KT in 38 children with idiopathic FSGS of last two decades was conducted. The patients presented at the(More)
This study was designed to compare the hospital-related costs of elective abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) treatment and cost structure between endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and open surgical repair (OSR) in Korean health care system. One hundred five primary elective AAA repairs (79 OSRs and 26 EVARs) performed in the Seoul National University(More)
The outcomes of expanded criteria donor (ECD) kidneys have been reported to be inferior compared with standard criteria donor (SCD) kidneys. However, the graft survival rate of ECD is not so inferior to SCD in Korea. The purposes of this study were to compare the outcomes of ECD kidneys with SCD kidneys and identify the influencing factors. We(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) is a common opportunistic infection after kidney transplantation (KT). The QuantiFERON-TB-Gold In-Tube test (QFT) is widely used for assessing latent TB; however, it is currently unclear whether the pre-KT QFT of the recipient and donor can predict post-KT TB. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed patients who received KT(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine whether stratification of deceased donors by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) criteria negatively impacts graft survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed deceased donor and recipient pretransplant variables of kidney transplantations that occurred between February 1995 and(More)