3644G > A, p.Arg1215Gln). Despite maintenance plasmapheresis he developed recurrent episodes of aHUS and vascular access complications while maintaining stable renal function. At the age of 5 years he received an isolated split liver graft following a previously established protocol using pretransplant plasma exchange (PE) and intratransplant plasma infusion. Graft function, renal function and disease remission are preserved 2 years after transplantation. Preemptive liver transplantation prior to the development of end stage renal disease
is a valuable option in the management of aHUS associated with CFH mutations.”
“Structural, EX 527 order magnetic and electronic properties of Co-doped SnO2 nanoparticles sample with the concentration of 3.37% synthesized by the sol-gel-hydrothermal technique are studied in detail with experiments and ab initio calculations. Room temperature
ferromagnetism is observed in this dilute magnetic semiconductor. Secondary phases and clusters of cobalt are excluded according to XRD, HRTEM, Raman, and XPS analyses. Magnetic measurements demonstrate the coexistence of ferromagnetism and paramagnetism in this sample, which is explained reasonably through our ab initio Luminespib clinical trial calculations in Co-doped SnO2 system. (C) 2011 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3575316]“
“This article deals with the feasibility of using recycled corrugated paper board (rPF) as the reinforcing material for recycled plastics. The composites of recycled polypropylene (rPP) and rPF were prepared by extrusion compounding and injection molding, and the rPP/rPF composites compatibilized by maleic anhydride grafted PP (PP-g-MA), maleic anhydride grafted ethylene-1-octene copolymer (POE-g-MA), and maleic anhydride grafted styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene JIB-04 ic75 copolymer (SEBS-g-MA) were also prepared. The crystallization and melting behavior, mechanical properties, thermal stability, and morphology of these composites were studied. The results indicated that rPF promoted the crystallization,
enhanced the strength and toughness of rPP/rPF composites to some extent while decreased thermal stability at the same time. PP-g-MA and POE-g-MA improved the dispersion and interface adhesion of rPF, and further upgraded the mechanical properties and vicat softening temperatures. Among these compatibilizers, PP-g-MA was most favorable to the strength improvement while POE-g-MA was most favorable to the toughness improvement. As for SEBS-gMA, it had no obvious modification effect. (C) 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 122: 2789-2797, 2011″
“A ‘no-touch’ hilum technique used to treat early portal vein complications post-liver transplantation in five children with body weight < 10 kg is described. Four patients developed thrombosis and one portal flow absence secondary to collateral steal flow. A vascular sheath was placed through the previous laparotomy in the ileocolic vein (n = 2), inferior mesenteric vein (n = 1) or graft umbilical vein (n = 1).