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BACKGROUND The role of decompressing the intradural space through a durotomy as a treatment option for acute traumatic cervical spinal cord injury has not been explored in an animal model, to our knowledge. We sought to determine the role of durotomy and duraplasty in the treatment of acute cervical spinal cord injury and its effects on inflammation, scar(More)
Patients who develop malignancy after kidney transplantation typically undergo a reduction in immunosuppression and referral to an oncologist for chemotherapeutic considerations for the management of their malignancy. Traditional cytotoxic chemotherapy agents can result in kidney transplant injury, but the decision about which agents to be used has largely(More)
Kidney disease is a common complication in patients with multiple myeloma. Traditionally, patients with active multiple myeloma and end-stage renal disease have been excluded from kidney transplantation due to the risk of malignancy progression. The introduction of bortezomib-based therapy for patients with multiple myeloma and renal impairment has(More)
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