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A colloquial term referring to the unlawful acquisition of public money through questionable and improper transactions with public officials.

Graft is the personal gain or advantage earned by an individual at the expense of others as a result of the exploitation of the singular status of, or an influential relationship with, another who has a position of public trust or confidence. The advantage or gain is accrued without any exchange of legitimate compensatory services.

Behavior that leads to graft includes Bribery and dishonest dealings in the performance of public or official acts. Graft usually implies the existence of theft, corruption, Fraud, and the lack of integrity that is expected in any transaction involving a public official.


noun blackmail, bribery, corruption, fraudulent income, hush money, illegal profit, illicit profit, illicit revenue, inserere, kickback, money illegally accuired, political corruption, profiteering, property illegally acquired, unjust acquisition, unlawful gain
Associated concepts: bribery, corruption, official misconduct
See also: bribe, connect, corruption, crime, gratuity, hush money, improbity, spoils

GRAFT. A figurative term in chancery practice, to designate the right of a mortgagee in premises, to which the mortgagor at the time of making the mortgage had an imperfect title, but who afterwards obtained a good title. In this case the new mortgage is considered a graft into the old stock, and, as arising in consideration of the former title. 1 Ball & Beat. 46; Id. 40; Id. 57; 1 Pow. on Mortg. 190. See 9 Mass. 34. The same principle has obtained by legislative enactment in Louisiana. If a person contracting an obligation towards another, says the Civil Code, art. 2371, grants a mortgage on property of which he is not then the owner, this mortgage shall be valid, if the debtor should ever acquire the ownership of, the property, by whatever right.

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OPN-305 is a humanised IgG4 monoclonal antibody (MAb) antagonizing TLR-2 and is under development as a treatment for the prevention of Delayed Graft Function (DGF) following renal transplantation, in addition to other therapeutic indications.
We also believe there is a significant learning curve in managing the DCD donor/organ and that delayed graft function (DGF) rates fall with increasing clinical experience.
The input from the public workshop is expected to help in developing topics for further discussion and may serve to inform recommendations on clinical trial design for products for the mitigation of IRI and/or for the prophylaxis and/or treatment of delayed graft function (DGE) and related conditions in kidney transplant recipients.
of delayed graft function and acute kidney injury in partnership with
This so-called delayed graft function (DGF) reduced kidney survival by 30 percent.
The product, DGFi, which uses the same AtuRNAi molecule as AKIi-5, was discovered and is being developed by Quark for use in prevention or treatment of delayed graft function in kidney transplantation.
Long-term follow-up analysis of dual renal transplants demonstrates the impact of delayed graft function (DGF) and CIT.
Neff, FibroGen chief executive officer, said the company plans toinitiate clinical testing of FG-4539 in renal injuries beginning with delayed graft function.
As BMI increased, patients had significantly higher rates of delayed graft function.
A retrospective observational review of first time renal transplant patients who received induction therapy with either thymoglobulin or basiliximab was undertaken to determine the rates of acute rejection (AR), delayed graft function (DGF), infections requiring hospitalization, and patient and graft survival at 1 year post-transplant.
Alexion) announced the initiation of dosing in a single, multinational, placebo-controlled clinical trial for evaluating the efficacy and safety of eculizumab (Soliris) for preventing delayed graft function (DGF).
Machine pulsatile perfusion efforts were recruited with increasing frequency as the program developed with what appears to be an impact on improving early graft function, although rates of delayed graft function (DGF; need for dialysis in the first week post-transplantation) did not change significantly (59%-71%).

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