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Five patients with end-stage renal disease received combined bone marrow and kidney transplants from HLA single-haplotype mismatched living related donors, with the use of a nonmyeloablative preparative regimen. Transient chimerism and reversible capillary leak syndrome developed in all recipients. Irreversible humoral rejection occurred in one patient. In(More)
BACKGROUND Acquired renal cystic disease (ARCD), renal adenoma (AD), and renal cell carcinoma (RCC) are more common in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). However, the prevalence of these conditions in patients undergoing transplantation, and the clinical characteristics associated with their occurrence are unclear. METHODS At our institution,(More)
We conducted a Phase I clinical trial investigating the biologic activity of vaccination with irradiated autologous melanoma cells engineered to secrete human granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor in patients with metastatic melanoma. Immunization sites were intensely infiltrated with T lymphocytes, dendritic cells, macrophages, and eosinophils(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the immediate and long-term volumetric reduction following complete decongestive physiotherapy (CDP) for lymphedema. DESIGN Prospective study of consecutively treated patients. SETTING Freestanding outpatient referral centers. PATIENTS Two hundred ninety-nine patients referred for evaluation of lymphedema of the upper (2% primary,(More)
The distinction between acute humoral rejection (AHR) and acute cellular rejection (ACR) in renal allografts is therapeutically important, but pathologically difficult. Since AHR is probably mediated by antibodies to the donor endothelium that activate the classical complement pathway, it was hypothesized that peritubular capillary C4d deposition might(More)
Expanded criteria donors (ECDs) and donation after cardiac death (DCD) provide more kidneys in the donor pool. However, the financial impact and the long-term benefits of these kidneys have been questioned. From 1998 to 2005, we performed 271 deceased donor kidney transplants into adult recipients. There were 163 (60.1%) SCDs, 44 (16.2%) ECDs, 53 (19.6%)(More)
BACKGROUND Delayed graft function (DGF) is frequently observed in recipients of cadaveric renal transplants. Previous retrospective or nonrandomized studies have suggested that intraoperative administration of polyclonal antithymocyte preparations may reduce the incidence of DGF, possibly by decreasing ischemia-reperfusion injury. METHODS We performed a(More)
Using monoclonal antibodies and flow cytometry, wer serially monitored lymphocyte subpopulations in renal-allograft recipients treated with either conventional immunosuppression or a monoclonal antibody. In 29 patients given conventional suppression, highly significant correlations between changes in T-cell subsets and rejection were noted. Normal or(More)
The incidence of acute humoral rejection (AHR) in renal allograft biopsies has been difficult to determine because widely accepted diagnostic criteria have not been established. C4d deposition in peritubular capillaries (PTC) of renal allografts has been proposed as a useful marker for AHR. This study was designed to test the relative value of C4d staining,(More)