Alexandra Lao

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Complications involving the colon occurred in 28 of 325 patients who received renal transplants. Pseudomembranous colitis, the most common complication, affected 15 patients, two of whom required surgery. Three instances of diverticulitis were complicated by free perforation in two cases, and by colovesical fistula in one. Appendicitis occurred in two(More)
After menopause, both systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure (BP) become higher in women than in men of the same age, suggesting that estrogen deficiency may influence the age-related increase in BP. We studied 30 postmenopausal women (mean age, 55 +/- 5.7 years; time from menopause, 2-5 years) affected by mild hypertension with no target-organ(More)
We studied 16 postmenopausal women with mild to moderate hypertension according to a randomized, double-blind protocol. They received patches of transdermal estradiol-17beta rated to deliver 100 mg/day of substance or matched placebo. A 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring was performed at baseline and after drug administrations. Our data show(More)
Quantitative determination of the nucleotides AMP, ADP, ATP, GTP, NAD, NADP, 2,3-DPG and the free amino acids Lys, His, Gly, Ala, Val, Met, Phe, Tyr, Pro, Thr, Ser, Glu, Asp in erythrocytes was carried out in early and late stages of myocardial infarction. It was found that in erythrocytes, in the early stage of myocardial infarction, the concentrations of(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS  Accurate endoscopic detection of dysplasia in patients with Barrett's esophagus (BE) remains a major clinical challenge. The current standard is to take multiple biopsies under endoscopic image guidance, but this leaves the majority of the tissue unsampled, leading to significant risk of missing dysplasia. Furthermore, determining(More)
  • A Lao, D Bach
  • 1988
We reviewed the charts of 115 renal transplant recipients who had pre-transplant upper gastrointestinal (UGI) barium examinations to assess this examination as a predictor of post-transplant ulceration and hemorrhage. In the past surgical therapy for peptic ulcers was recommended before transplantation because of the risk of life-threatening hemorrhage(More)