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INTRODUCTION Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a major complication in patients with sepsis and is an independent predictor of mortality. However, the optimal intensity of renal replacement therapy for such patients is still controversial. METHODS From 1 January 2004 to 30 September 2009, we randomly assigned 280 patients with sepsis and AKI to continuous(More)
A novel element FEdge, containing geometric and textured information, is proposed for geometry and texture coupled generalization of urban buildings, in relation to urban legibility of roads, districts, and landmarks. In order to take into account geometric characteristics of different footprints better, we cluster building footprints by creating their(More)
BACKGROUND Mycophenolic acid (MPA), a potent immunosuppressant, is widely used in solid organ transplantations. This study aimed to investigate the pharmacokinetics of enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS) in Chinese adult renal allograft recipients and to generate optimal model equations for estimation of the MPA area under the concentration-time(More)
We show that the learned vocalizations of male and female large-billed crows (Corvus macrorhynchos) are similar and that their functions and physical features show significant differences from those of other oscine species. We investigate whether the song control nuclei of crows show any sexual differences in size, reflecting differences in their singing(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to evaluate the outcomes of single kidney transplant from pediatric donors in China younger than 5 years old after cardiac death. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed single renal transplants from pediatric donors of cardiac death between January 2012 and June 2013 at the First Affiliated Hospital of(More)
BACKGROUND Simple renal cysts may be an early marker of renal disease. We investigated whether simple cysts in donor kidney are associated with the decline of allograft function in living donor kidney transplantation. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed records of donors and recipients from 716 living donor kidney transplants performed between April 2007(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the efficacy and safety of designed early conversion from calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) to sirolimus (SRL) as major immunosuppressive therapy in renal transplant recipients with stable renal function. METHODS A prospective, open-label and non-randomized control study was performed for 112 renal transplant recipients (3-6 months(More)
BACKGROUND C3d is a product of both the classic and the alternative complement cascades; however, few studies have addressed the role of C3d in renal biopsies and its relationship with long-term graft survival rate is not very clear. METHODS 94 patients with biopsy-proven acute rejection episodes were included in the study. We investigated the(More)
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