Stela Živčić-Ćosić

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BACKGROUND The association of donor-specific HLA antibodies (DSA) with kidney graft failure has been addressed previously; however, the majority of studies were based on small numbers of patients with graft failure. METHODS We investigated 83 patients with failed kidney transplants for a possible association of de novo development and persistence or loss(More)
BACKGROUND It is an unresolved issue why some kidney transplant recipients with pretransplant donor-specific HLA antibodies (DSA) show a high transplant failure rate, whereas in other patients DSA do not harm the graft. We investigated whether help from preactivated T-cells might be necessary for DSA to exert a deleterious effect. METHODS The impact of(More)
GOAL Analysis of the incidence of urothelial cancer and outcome of treatment in patients with Endemic Balkan Nephropathy (EN) after renal transplantation. METHODS From January 1985 until October 2006, 550 kidney transplantations (389 cadaveric) and 5 combined kidney and pancreas transplantations were performed in University Hospital Center Rijeka. In only(More)
During the past ten years, the efforts to improve and organize the national transplantation system in Croatia have resulted in a steadily growing donor rate, which reached its highest level in 2011, with 33.6 utilized donors per million population (p.m.p.). Nowadays, Croatia is one of the leading countries in the world according to deceased donation and(More)
AIM To evaluate phase-contrast microscopy in differential diagnosis of asymptomatic microhematuria in patients with asymptomatic microhematuria during the 1993-2000 period. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study was performed at the Laboratory of Cytology, Department of Nephrology and Dialysis, Rijeka University Hospital Center, Rijeka, Croatia, and included 526(More)
AIMS Renal arterial pseudoaneurysm is a rare complication of renal transplantation that often causes a graft loss. A recent successful outcome of the operative treatment and a reappearance of a pseudoaneurysm and a possibility of watchful followup of pseudoaneurysm encouraged us to present our modest experience with pseudoaneurysm after renal transplant. (More)
INTRODUCTION Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the most common infectious complication after organ transplantation. Serology is useful only for detecting previous CMV infection. Dissatisfied with serologic follow-up after kidney transplantation, three years ago we introduced detection of CMV antigenemia by an immunocytochemical method using a monoclonal(More)
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) can be considered as first method for dialytic treatment because improved quality of life and patient survival compared to hemodialysis. The most frequent complications of PD are peritonitis, peritoneal catheter exit site infection and mechanical complications as dialysate leakage. We present a 62 year old female patient with(More)
The dialysis population is steadily rising as a consequence of the growing incidence of terminal renal failure patients and lack of organs for transplantation. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) has become an established form of renal replacement therapy. The development of new methods, techniques, PD fluids and catheters has significantly lowered the incidence of(More)
Lymphoceles are a well-known surgical complication of kidney transplantation. We retrospectively analyzed patients with lymphoceles among our renal transplant recipients. During the last 39 years, we performed 922 renal transplantations. Lymphoceles were diagnosed and treated in 45 (4.9%) patients. We used the following methods: percutaneous drainage with(More)