Scott Bryan Campbell

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BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease, mortality and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the general population. However, the prevalence, predictors, prognostic value and treatment of MS in the CKD population have not been rigorously studied. METHODS The study involved 200 stages 4 and 5 CKD patients(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the risk factors for decline of residual renal function (RRF) in an incident peritoneal dialysis (PD) population. DESIGN Prospective observational study of an incident PD cohort at a single center. SETTING Tertiary-care institutional dialysis center. PARTICIPANTS The study included 146(More)
BACKGROUND Central venous catheters are frequently needed for the provision of haemodialysis, but their clinical usefulness is severely limited by infectious complications. The risk of such infections can be reduced by topical application of mupirocin to the exit sites of non-cuffed catheters or by the use of tunnelled, cuffed catheters. Whether mupirocin(More)
BACKGROUND Although obesity has been associated with improved survival on dialysis, its effects on renal transplant outcomes remain unclear. Previous studies have reported conflicting findings and have been limited by the use of outdated patient data, univariate analyses, and liberal transplant selection criteria. The present study aimed to evaluate the(More)
Sirolimus has antineoplastic effects and may reduce skin cancer rates in kidney transplant patients. This prospective, multicenter, randomized, open-label, controlled trial randomized 86 kidney transplant recipients (≥1 year posttransplant) with history of nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) to continue calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) or convert to sirolimus.(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the use of a novel donor source as a further option to increase the number of patients who might be able to receive a renal transplant. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between May 1996 and July 2007, 43 kidneys were transplanted using kidneys obtained from patients with small (<3 cm diameter) incidentally detected tumours. After bench surgery to(More)
This study evaluated the effect of aquatic secondary nutrient supply levels (nitrogen and phosphorus) on the subcellular response of adult male fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) exposed to a single nominal concentration of 17alpha-ethynylestradiol (EE2), a potent synthetic estrogen, under quasi-natural field conditions. Outdoor mesocosms were maintained(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the influence of an elevated body mass index (BMI) on cardiovascular outcomes and survival in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. DESIGN Prospective, observational study of a prevalent PD cohort at a single center. SETTING Tertiary care institutional dialysis center. PATIENTS The study included all patients with a BMI of at least(More)
An elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) has recently been shown to be strongly predictive of mortality in hemodialysis patients. However, its predictive value in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients has not been assessed. A cohort of 50 PD patients was followed prospectively for a 3-yr period, after initial determination of CRP. Patients with an elevated CRP (>6(More)
Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) complicates 1 to 10% of all transplantations. Previous clinicopathological studies of PTLD have been limited by small numbers, short follow-up times, outdated data, heterogeneity of pooled solid-organ transplant results, and selective inclusion of early-onset disease. We therefore undertake here a(More)