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Series: Current Problems in Dermatology
Volume: 47
Published: 26 February 2015
10.1159/000369416
EISBN: 978-3-318-02775-4
... Abstract There are different techniques of hair transplantation. The most common and known hair transplantation methods are the ‘strip' method, where a strip of skin containing hair follicles is removed, cut into grafts and implanted in the recipient area, and the follicle unit extraction (FUE...
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Series: Contributions to Nephrology
Volume: 162
Published: 28 October 2008
10.1159/000170845
EISBN: 978-3-8055-8959-8
... allograft rejection can occur in HLA-identical sibling transplants implicating the importance of immune response against non-HLA targets. Non-HLA anti-bodies may occur as alloantiboides, yet they seem to be predominantly autoantibodies. Antigenic targets of non-HLA antibodies described thus far include...
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Series: Contributions to Nephrology
Volume: 51
Published: 09 February 1987
10.1159/isbn.978-3-318-03315-1
EISBN: 978-3-318-03315-1
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Series: Contributions to Nephrology
Volume: 199
Published: 17 December 2021
10.1159/000517713
EISBN: 978-3-318-06937-2
... Abstract Clinical Background: Kidney transplantation (KT) is the best treatment for most patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), providing better survival and quality of life and lower cost when compared to dialysis. Epidemiology: Despite robust evidence showing the superiority...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 85
Published: 18 December 2020
10.1159/000456691
EISBN: 978-3-318-06628-9
... Abstract Laryngeal transplantation offers the hope of replacing voice and laryngeal function in patients with debilitating laryngeal injuries or loss of the larynx from trauma or oncologic reasons. Our group at UC Davis performed a laryngotracheal transplantation, and our experience is reviewed...
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Series: Contributions to Nephrology
Volume: 190
Published: 29 May 2017
10.1159/000468967
EISBN: 978-3-318-06061-4
... Abstract Immunosuppression in kidney transplantation is still largely driven by center-specific protocols and adjusted according to the presence of graft dysfunction, drug toxicity or infection. Due to the current inability to titrate immunosuppression to the needs of every single patient...
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Series: Translational Research in Biomedicine
Volume: 5
Published: 04 July 2016
10.1159/000444965
EISBN: 978-3-318-05867-3
... from regaining satisfactory function. The psychological benefits of a transplanted hand or hands, including the potential for aesthetic and functional restoration, could outweigh the risks in proximal injuries. However, there are ethical debates concerning psychology, immunosuppression, resource...
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Series: Translational Research in Biomedicine
Volume: 5
Published: 04 July 2016
10.1159/000444968
EISBN: 978-3-318-05867-3
... Abstract Vascularized composite allotransplantation or reconstructive transplantation is an emerging new era in transplant medicine and has become a viable reconstructive option for patients with large and devastating tissue defects. Advances in microsurgical techniques, transplant immunology...
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Series: Translational Research in Biomedicine
Volume: 5
Published: 04 July 2016
10.1159/000444969
EISBN: 978-3-318-05867-3
... Abstract Facial transplantation (FT) has emerged as a viable option for certain patients in the treatment of devastating facial injuries. Though still considered experimental, over 30 FTs have been performed worldwide with promising short-term results. Indications for FT vary, but generally...
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Series: Translational Research in Biomedicine
Volume: 5
Published: 04 July 2016
10.1159/000444972
EISBN: 978-3-318-05867-3
... and historical perspective in developing mixed chimerism-based tolerance and the transition of using a vascularized bone marrow transplantation (VBMT) strategy from conventional bone marrow transplantation. We elaborate on how the unique characteristics of VBMT with its possession of vascular dependence...
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Series: Endocrine Development
Volume: 31
Published: 27 January 2016
10.1159/000439412
EISBN: 978-3-318-05639-6
... Abstract Pancreas and islet transplantation are 2 types of beta-cell replacement therapies for type 1 diabetes mellitus. Since 1966, when pancreas transplantation was first performed, it has evolved to become a highly efficient procedure with high success rates, thanks to advances in surgical...
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Series: Endocrine Development
Volume: 30
Published: 10 December 2015
10.1159/000439322
EISBN: 978-3-318-05637-2
... Abstract The first islet transplantation in diabetes mellitus was performed more than 20 years ago. Since then, clinical results have progressively improved. Nowadays, islet transplantation can be considered a real therapeutic option after pancreatectomy for painful chronic pancreatitis...
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Series: Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop Series
Volume: 82
Published: 02 November 2015
10.1159/000382005
EISBN: 978-3-318-05499-6
... off parenteral nutrition is small bowel transplantation, which, if successful (1-year survival for graft and host >90%) is accompanied by dramatic improvements in quality of life. Introduction It should be noted that the severity of the short bowel syndrome (SBS) varies from mild to severe...