Sean E Kennedy

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Ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury is a leading cause of acute renal failure and an important contributor to allograft damage. Tissue factor (TF) is up-regulated during IR, and TF inhibition reduces renal injury. However, the underlying mechanisms by which TF contributes to injury have not been elucidated. We postulated that TF contributes to IR injury by(More)
End-stage renal disease requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) during the neonatal period is a very rare condition, and little information is available regarding long-term RRT and outcomes. To gain more information, we performed a collaborative study on patient characteristics and treatment outcomes in children who started RRT as neonates during their(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy and side effects of oral mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors in children and adolescents with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and intractable epilepsy or subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA). STUDY DESIGN Single-center series of 13 children and adolescents with TSC who received sirolimus or everolimus(More)
Peritonitis is a common complication and major cause of morbidity in children on peritoneal dialysis. In this retrospective longitudinal study, we analysed data retrieved from the Australian and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry (ANZDATA) on 167 patients aged less than 18 years of age who were treated with peritoneal dialysis during the period(More)
Transplantation is the preferred treatment for children with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). Pre-emptive transplants, those from live donors and with few human leukocyte antigen (HLA) mismatches provide the best outcomes. Studies into disparities in paediatric transplantation to date have not adequately disentangled different transplant types. We studied a(More)
AIMS This study aims to characterise the timing of referral to a paediatric nephrology unit of children who develop end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). This study also aims to determine whether late referral (LR) influences outcomes and to explore factors that may lead to LR. METHODS A retrospective case review of all incident patients with ESKD who received(More)
BACKGROUND Health care transition of adolescents with chronic conditions may be unsuccessful when patients have not acquired the necessary skills and developmental milestones. It is therefore critical for health care providers to assess the readiness for transition of their adolescent patients. This is currently hindered by the lack of a recognised,(More)
IMPORTANCE Pregnancy outcomes for women who received a kidney transplant in childhood are uncertain. OBJECTIVES To report pregnancy outcomes for women with kidney transplantation in childhood (aged <18 years; child-tx mothers) and to compare them with those for women who received a kidney transplant in adulthood (aged ≥18 years; adult-tx mothers). (More)
AIM This study aims to describe the phenotypic and genotypic characteristics of 45 Australian patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), to assess risk factors for intellectual disability, to compare patients with TSC1 and TSC2 mutations and to assess adherence to surveillance recommendations. METHODS Phenotypic features were recorded in 45 patients(More)