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Urine cytology screening for polyoma virus infection following renal transplantation: the Oxford experience.

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OBJECTIVE: To review the first year of a monthly urine cytology screening service, introduced to identify renal transplant patients at risk of polyoma virus nephropathy (PVN), at an early, potentially treatable, stage. METHODS AND RESULTS: Monthly urine samples (n = 392) were received from 97/108 transplant recipients in 2005. Of 56 patients with follow-up >6 months, 20% and 9% had significant (>10 decoy cells/cytospin) and non-significant positive cytology, respectively. The first pos...

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10.1136/jcp.2006.042507

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of clinical pathology
Volume:
60
Issue:
8
Pages:
927-930
Publication date:
2007-08-05
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EISSN:
1472-4146
ISSN:
0021-9746
URN:
uuid:d57bd5a1-5255-4a56-9410-b90299b62d6c
Source identifiers:
144875
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pubs:144875

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