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General Anaesthesia for Renal Transplantation in Latvia: A Critical Analysis Based on Clinical Experience

References Akpek, E. A., Kayhan, Z., Donmez, A., Morey, G., Arslan, G. (2002). Early postoperative renal function following renal transplantation surgery. Effect of anesthetic technique. J. Anesth ., 16 , 114. Carlier, M., Souifflet, J. P., Pirson, Y. (1982). Maximal hydration during anesthesia increases pulmonary arterial pressures and improves early function of human transplants. Transplantation , 34 , 201-204. Davie, I. T. (1979). Anesthesia in renal transplantation. In: Chatterjee, S. N. Manual

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Research status of pulmonary infection after renal transplantation

Renal transplantation has become one of the most effective and mature methods for treatment of end-stage renal diseases. However, patients who have low immunity can easily have various complications such as rejection, infection, bleeding, and hypertension because of the high dose of immunosuppressive drugs. Pulmonary infection is the main complication after renal transplantation and also the cause of death in patients who underwent renal transplantation. In particular, severe pneumonia rapidly progresses and has high mortality. Within 1 year after renal

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Twin pregnancy after renal transplant: the first case report in Thailand

References 1. Murray JE, Reid DE, Harrison JH, Merrill JP. Successful pregnancies after human renal transplantation. N Eng J Med. 1963; 26:341-3. 2. Ghafari A, Sanadgol H. Pregnancy after renal transplantation: ten-year single-center experience. Transplant Proc. 2008; 40:251-2. 3. Areia A, Galvao A, Pais MS, Freitas L, Moura P. Outcome of pregnancy in renal allograft recipients. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2009; 279:273-7. 4. Schiraldi M, Coscia L, Constantinescu S, Moritz M, Armenti V. National

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Five Years of Renal Transplantations in Montenegro: Results and Challenges

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First renal transplantation in Montenegro was performed on September 25th, 2012. Since then, 32 transplantations have been performed. Only one was from deceased donor, the remaining were from living donors. 40.4% of all patients with end-stage renal disease currently live with the functioning renal allograft (190 patients on dialysis, 129 transplanted patients). There are 32 patients on the waiting list. Further efforts will be focused on development of the deceased donor program and introduction of the AB0 incompatible renal transplantations.

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Changes in Health-Related Quality of Life in Greek Adult Patients Two Years after Successful Renal Transplantation

References 1. Welch G. Assessment of quality of life following renal failure. In: McGee HM, Bradley C, eds. Quality of life following renal failure psychosocial challenges accompanying high technology medicine. Reading, Harwood Academic Publishers, 1994. 2. Overbeck I, Bartels M, Decker O, et al. Changes in quality of life after renal transplantation. Transplant Proc 2005; 37: 1618-1621. 3. Franke GH, Reimer J, Phillipp T, Heemann U. Aspects of quality of life through end-stage renal disease. Qual Life Res 2003

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Calcified Double J Stent after Sequential Liver and Renal Transplantation Associated to Primary Oxalosis: Case Report

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Hyperoxaluria type I (HPI) is a metabolic disorder secondary to liver alanine glyoxylate aminotransferase deficiency. Renal failure occurs due to the excessive production and precipitation of oxalate in the kidney. Combined liver-renal transplantation is the correct treatment for this condition when end-stage renal failure occurs since in renal transplantation alone the risk of recurrence of the same pathology in the transplanted kidney would be high.

We determined the calcification surrounding the double J stent inserted to the transplant ureter in a short time in a 22-year-old patient who underwent sequential liver and renal transplantation with the diagnoses of oxalosis. In the literature we have not found papers on calcification of double J stent following combined or sequential transplantation. Although after the sequential transplantation the calcification, nephrocalcinosis, and renal stones were practically not of great concern, these patients should be followed up more carefully in terms of stent calcification during the early post-transplant period.

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Renal Transplant in an Adult with Ellis Van Creveld Syndrome: A Case Report and Literature Review

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Ellis van Creveld syndrome (EVC) is a rare chrondro-ectodermal dysplasia. Renal abnormalities are found in few EVC cases with agenesis, dysplasia, megaureter and nephrocalcinosis. Rarely EVC syndrome is complicated with kidney failure and only one child required renal transplantation.

We report a patient who was diagnosed with EVC syndrome at birth. He developed hypertension at age 15 and gradually progressed to chronic kidney disease stage 5 requiring hemodialysis and renal transplantation.

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Oxidative and Nitrosative Stress in Stable Renal Transplant Recipients with Respect to the Immunosuppression Protocol – Differences or Similarities? / Oksidativni I Nitrozativni Stres U Odnosu Na Imunosupresivni Protokol Kod Pacijenata Sa Stabilnom Funkcijom Presađenog Bubrega – Razlike I Sličnosti

References 1. Garcia GG, Harden P, Chapman J. The Global Role of Kidney Transplantation. Am J Nephrol 2012; 35: 259-64. 2. Morales JM, Marcen R, Andres A, Molina MG, Castillo DD, Cabello M, et al. Renal transplantation in the modern immunosuppressive era in Spain: four-year results from a multicenter database focus on post-transplant cardiovascular disease. Kidney Int 2008; 74: 94-9. 3. Kasiske BL. Risk factor for accelerated atherosclerosis in renal transplant recipients. Am J Med 1988; 84: 985

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Pharmacogenetics May Influence Tacrolimus Daily Dose, But Not Urinary Tubular Damage Markers In The Long-Term Period After Renal Transplantation

, Szymańska B, Roszkowska A, et al. Kidney graft function in long-term cyclosporine and tacrolimus treatment: comparative study with nephrotoxicity markers. Transplant Proc 2009; 41: 1660–5. 7. Naesens M, Kuypers DR, Sarwal M. Calcineurin inhibit or nephrotoxicity. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2009; 4: 481–508. 8. Vostálová J, Galandáková A, Svobodová AR, Orolinová E, Kajabová M, Schneiderka P, et al. Time-course evaluation of oxidative stress-related biomarkers after renal transplantation. Ren Fail 2012; 34: 413–19. 9. Hesselink DA, Bouamar R, Elens L, van

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Kidney Transplant in an Old Woman-A Case Report and Review of the Literature

References 1. Bunnapradist S, Danovitch GM. Kidney transplants for the elderly: hope or hype? Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2010; 5: 1910-1911. 2. Jassal SV, Krahn MD, Naglie G, et al. Kidney transplantation in the elderly: a decision analysis. J Am Soc Nephrol 2003; 14: 187-196. 3. Huang E, Segev DL, Rabb H. Kidney transplantation in the elderly. Semin Nephrol 2009; 29: 621-635. 4. Alobaidli A, Jassal SV. Renal transplantation in seniors-a review. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2005; 16: 431-442. 5. Djamali A, Premasathian N, Pirsch JD. Outcomes in

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