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Polyclonal anti T-lymphocyte antibody therapy monitoring in kidney transplant recipients: comparison of CD3+ T cell and total lymphocyte counts

Fabiani Palagi Machado ORCID logo , Alessandra Rosa Vicari ORCID logo , Fábio Spuldaro ORCID logo , João Batista Saldanha de Castro Filho ORCID logo , Roberto Ceratti Manfro ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2018AO4278

ABSTRACT Objective: To investigate the correlation between total lymphocyte and CD3+ T cell counts in peripheral blood in renal transplant patients treated with anti-thymocyte globulin, and discuss related outcomes. Methods: A single-center, retrospective study involving 226 patients submitted to kidney transplant between 2008 and 2013, and treated with anti-thymocyte globulin for induction or treatment of cellular rejection. Doses were adjusted according to CD3+ T cell or total lymphocyte counts in peripheral blood. Results: A total of 664 paired samples were […]

Pharmaceutical orientation at hospital discharge of transplant patients: strategy for patient safety

Lívia Falcão Lima, Bruna Cristina Cardoso Martins, Francisco Roberto Pereira de Oliveira, Rafaela Michele de Andrade Cavalcante, Vanessa Pinto Magalhães, Paulo Yuri Milen Firmino, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3481

ABSTRACTObjective:To describe and analyze the pharmaceutical orientation given at hospital discharge of transplant patients.Methods:This was a cross-sectional, descriptive and retrospective study that used records of orientation given by the clinical pharmacist in the inpatients unit of the Kidney and Liver Transplant Department, at Hospital Universitário Walter Cantídio, in the city of Fortaleza (CE), Brazil, from January to July, 2014. The following variables recorded at the Clinical Pharmacy Database were analyzed according to their significance and clinical outcomes: pharmaceutical orientation at […]

Expanding the pool of kidney donors: use of kidneys with acute renal dysfunction

Ana Cristina Carvalho de Matos, Lúcio Roberto Requião-Moura, Gabriela Clarizia, Marcelino de Souza Durão Junior, Eduardo José Tonato, Rogério Chinen, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015RW3147

ABSTRACTGiven the shortage of organs transplantation, some strategies have been adopted by the transplant community to increase the supply of organs. One strategy is the use of expanded criteria for donors, that is, donors aged >60 years or 50 and 59 years, and meeting two or more of the following criteria: history of hypertension, terminal serum creatinine >1.5mg/dL, and stroke as the donor´s cause of death. In this review, emphasis was placed on the use of donors with acute renal […]

Comparison between laparoscopic and subcostal mini-incision for live donor nephrectomy

Hideki Kanashiro, Roberto Iglesias Lopes, Fernando Akira Saito, Anuar Ibrahim Mitre, Francisco Tibor Denes, José Luis Chambô, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082010AO1671

ABSTRACT Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the results of laparoscopic donor nephrectomy with open donor nephrectomy. Methods: A non-randomized prospective analysis was conducted of living donor kidney transplantations (118 open donor nephrectomies; 57 laparoscopic donor nephrectomies) between January 2005 and December 2007 in the Kidney Transplantation Unit of Hospital das Clínicas of Faculdade de Medicina of the Universidade de São Paulo. Results: Mean donor operative time, mean donor hospital stay, mean postoperative creatinine values, and rates […]