Low dose valganciclovir as cytomegalovirus prophylaxis in post-renal transplant recipients induced with alemtuzumab: A single-center study.

CONCLUSION: In this institution's experience, CMV incidence was reduced compared to historically reported data by using low-dose (450 mg) VGCV prophylaxis in combination with Ale induction and steroid minimization. However, overall rejection rate was significantly higher in our population, possibly influenced by the degree of steroid minimization. PMID: 31344441 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Transplant Immunology - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Transpl Immunol Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 21 September 2019Source: Arthroscopy TechniquesAuthor(s): David R. Maldonado, Jeffrey W. Chen, Ajay C. Lall, Rafael Walker-Santiago, Jacob Shapira, Philip J. Rosinsky, Sarah Chen, Benjamin G. DombAbstractThe importance of the labrum in the biomechanics of the hip joint is well documented. Labral tears are the most common pathology in patients undergoing hip arthroscopy and therefore appropriate labral management is vital. Labral preservation has been advocated as a superior alternative to labral excision in terms of clinical outcomes. While reconstruction of the labrum is recommended for ...
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We describe a technique based on the triple soft-tissue block, Bankart reconstruction, and long head of the biceps tenodesis at the anterior glenoid rim. The long head of the biceps would add an anterior restrictor by itself, as well as by tensioning the inferior part of the subscapularis.
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This article describes an all-arthroscopic technique for treating patella and femoral condyle lesions with DeNovo Natural Tissue allograft, including clinical indications and a rehabilitation protocol.
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Publication date: Available online 21 September 2019Source: Arthroscopy TechniquesAuthor(s): Chen Hao Chiang, Leo Shaw, Wei Hsing Chih, Ming Long Yeh, Wei Ren SuAbstractIn large or massive rotator cuff tears, successful repairs are difficult and complication rates are high, because the torn tendon is contracted and the superior capsule is disrupted. Recent studies have shown that superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) in massive irreparable rotator cuff tears results in better clinical scores and preserves stable glenohumeral stability without significant complications. In this article, we propose a simple, efficient SCR te...
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We report the case of a 25-year-old female with cholestatic hepatitis and concomitant intakes of hepatotoxic substances, such as garcinia, field horsetail, and ketoprofen. On suspicion of a drug-induced liver injury, the drugs were promptly withdrawn and ursodeoxycholic acid was started with initial clinical and laboratory improvement, and the patient was discharged from the hospital. One month later, she had a new increase in bilirubin levels and canalicular enzymes, requiring a liver biopsy that showed significant loss of intrahepatic bile ducts, which was compatible with vanishing bile duct syndrome. This was confirmed ...
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This study aimed to investigate the anti-tumor effects of Nanoscale bubbles delivered yeast cytosine deaminase thymidine kinase/connexin 26 (YCD-TK/Cx26) on tumor cell proliferation and tumor growth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nanoscale bubble was prepared using thin-film hydration-sonication method. Nanoscale bubble-LV5-YCD-TK+PCD-Cx26 was generated and transfected into BIU-87 cells. MTT assay was employed to detect cell viability. Apoptosis was determined using a flow cytometry assay. YCD-TK and Cx26 expressions were detected using Western blot and Real Time-PCR (RT-PCR). BIU-87 cells were transplanted into mice to estab...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A woman who was severely burned in a domestic violence attack in Vermont is hoping for a second face transplant after doctors recently discovered tissue damage that likely will lead to the loss of her donor face. Carmen Blandin Tarleton was burned over 80% of her body when her estranged husband beat her with a baseball bat and doused her body with lye in 2007. Six years ago, she received a face transplant at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston, where she’s being evaluated for a possible second transplant. Carmen Blandin Tarleton at a press conference at Brigham and Women’s...
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