Alemtuzumab induction for retransplantation after primary transplant with alemtuzumab induction 
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CONCLUSION: Patients with repeat courses of ALEM induction across multiple transplants may have a higher incidence of fungal infection. Future studies are needed to explore this risk, particularly in light of current drug manufacturer allocation practices and potential increased utilization by transplant centers.
. PMID: 31670651 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Clin Nephrol Source Type: research

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Conclusion: The combination of PRF plus bone filler promotes bone neoformation, increased trabecular bones, and improved healing times; however, after 6 months of monitoring, the results were not significantly different with the groups that did not use the PRF in the procedure of maxillary sinus floor lift with lateral window technique. Regarding the preservation of alveolar ridge the different studies are not conclusive: some indicate that the mixture of a concentrate with a bone filling seems to improve the volumetric proportions; however, other studies report bone loss in width and even greater degree of inflammation.
Source: Revista Espanola de Cirugia Oral y Maxilofacial - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 April 2020Source: Anaesthesia Critical Care &Pain MedicineAuthor(s): Alexandre Joosten, Sean Coeckelenbergh, Brenton Alexander, Maxime Cannesson, Joseph Rinehart
Source: Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
This study delves into the mechanisms by which a short period of fasting can accelerate wound healing. Fasting triggers many of the same cellular stress responses, such as upregulated autophagy, as occur during the practice of calorie restriction. It isn't exactly the same, however, so it is always worth asking whether any specific biochemistry observed in either case does in fact occur in both situations. In particular, the period of refeeding following fasting appears to have beneficial effects that are distinct from those that occur while food is restricted. Multiple forms of therapeutic fasting have been repor...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Authors: Schaefer B, Beier JP, Ruhl T Abstract Skeletal muscle represents the largest mass of tissue in the body and is essential for motion and posture. Traumatic injury, tumor ablation, prolonged denervation or genetic defects lead to skeletal myopathies. The loss of muscle function or its regenerative properties often results in pain, deformity, and joint malfunction. The regenerative capacity of skeletal muscles depends on adult muscle stem cells, the so-called satellite cells; however, the population of these myogenic precursors, and thus their potential to restore large muscle tissue defects, is strongly limi...
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: There are already a small number of patients being admitted to ICUs in New Zealand "solely for possible organ donation", the majority following prior family discussion of donation. These patients occupy a small number of ICU bed-days and contribute ~15% of the deceased donation activity. Organ Donation New Zealand has developed and recently promulgated recommended best practice guidelines for clinicians in the ICU and emergency departments and is supporting expansion of the practice within the scope of these guidelines. PMID: 32242177 [PubMed - in process]
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
We present the case of a young female patient diagnosed through kidney biopsy with amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis after 30 years of evolution of FMF and we review the present knowledge regarding the pathogenesis and management of this rare genetic disease. PMID: 32239108 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology - Category: General Medicine Tags: Rom J Morphol Embryol Source Type: research
Abstract The incidence of infectious complications, compared with the general population and the pre-transplant status of the recipient, increases substantially following kidney transplantation, causing significant morbidity and mortality. The potent immunosuppressive therapy given to prevent graft rejection in kidney transplant recipients results in an increased susceptibility to a wide range of opportunistic infections including bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Over the last five years, several advances have occurred that may have changed the burden of infectious complications in kidney transplant recipie...
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
In this study they also showed PTX3 localized in NETs formed after neutrophil activation (5). Proteomics analysis revealed that PTX3 forms complexes with two anti-microbial proteins [azurocidin (AZU1) and myeloperoxidase (MPO)] associated to NETs (30). More recently, PTX3 localization in NETs has been confirmed, and the colocalization with AZU1 and MPO has been defined more accurately (31). Further investigation will be needed to understand the involvement of PTX3 interaction with AZU1 and MPO in their antibacterial role during NET formation. Regulation of Complement Activation PTX3 interaction with microorganisms is not...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The risk of death due to infectious causes after kidney transplantation in Finland dropped by one half since the 1990s. Common bacterial infections remained the most frequent cause of infection-related mortality, whereas opportunistic viral, fungal, or unconventional bacterial infections rarely caused deaths after kidney transplantation. PMID: 29622669 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Clin J Am Soc Nephrol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In this study, graft renal function and survival after ABOi KT were excellent, and the incidence of acute rejection was similar to that of ABOc KT. However, efforts are needed to reduce hemorrhagic and infectious complications after ABOi KT. ABOi KT can be a good strategy to overcome ABO antibody barriers and relieve donor shortage.
. PMID: 28679466 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Clin Nephrol Source Type: research
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