Andre M DeWolf

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Liver transplantation (LT) candidates today are increasingly older, have greater medical acuity, and have more cardiovascular comorbidities than ever before. Steadily rising model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) scores at the time of transplant, resulting from high organ demand, reflect the escalating risk profiles of LT candidates. In addition to(More)
The influence of assay method on single dose cyclosporine (CsA) pharmacokinetics was studied in nine dogs receiving either i.v. or oral CsA. Samples were drawn from hepatic, portal, and systemic veins at various times after the dose and CsA levels were determined by radioimmunoassay (RIA) and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Blood(More)
A venovenous bypass for transplantation of the liver was developed and evaluated in dogs and applied clinically, with flows that averaged less than 500 milliliters per minute. Fatal pulmonary emboli were seen in two of 40 experiments. The venovenous flow in the four pediatric recipients was 200 to 1,200 milliliters per minute, and there were no(More)
Arterial and hepatic venous blood levels of glucose were studied in 12 dogs during orthotopic liver transplantation performed under ketamine anesthesia without exogenous glucose administration. During the early part of surgery, arterial blood glucose levels were stable: 161 +/- 12 mg/dl (mean +/- SEM) after laparotomy and 183 +/- 16 mg/dl 5 min before the(More)
Y. Kang, M.A. Mazer, A.M. DeWolf, J.J. Fung, T. Gasior, R Venkataramanan, and T.E. Starzl . , THE introduction of Cya was a ml\ior breakthrough in organ transplantation. However. side effects of the drug. such as frequent episodes of re~tion, nephrotoxicity, and hypertension, stimula~a ,~h for agents devoid of such effects. A recently4eve1Oped drug, FK 506,(More)
We present the case of a 25-year-old, 28-week pregnant woman with two gunshot wounds to the chest. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was begun within 12 hours, despite poor results in prior studies and the need for anticoagulation postoperatively, since oxygenation was rapidly deteriorating despite aggressive treatment. The patient ultimately made(More)