Anthony M D'alessandro

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In a retrospective analysis on 323 orthotopic liver transplant procedures performed between July 1984 and October 1991 the incidence of two forms of primary dysfunction (PDF) of the liver: primary nonfunction (PNF), and initial poor function (IPF) were studied. The incidence of PDF was 22% (73/323) with 6% PNF (20/323) and 16% IPF (53/323), while 78%(More)
A national conference on organ donation after cardiac death (DCD) was convened to expand the practice of DCD in the continuum of quality end-of-life care. This national conference affirmed the ethical propriety of DCD as not violating the dead donor rule. Further, by new developments not previously reported, the conference resolved controversy regarding the(More)
The shortage of available donor hearts continues to limit cardiac transplantation. For this reason, strict criteria have limited the number of patients placed on the US waiting list to approximately 6000 to 8000 per year. Because the number of available donor hearts has not increased beyond approximately 2500 per year, the transplant waiting list mortality(More)
A retrospective analysis of our renal transplant population between 1981 and 1987 was undertaken to study the natural history of posttransplant hypercalcemia and to review indications and recommendations regarding the timing of parathyroidectomy. During this period, 1158 renal transplant procedures were performed in 1025 patients, with 819 allografts (71%)(More)
Experience with hepatic artery embolization for the treatment of symptomatic hepatic arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) in Rendu-Osler-Weber disease is limited. We report 2 cases of hepatic AVMs that caused mesenteric angina-like symptoms that were treated with embolization. Both patients developed parenchymal and bile duct necrosis, intrahepatic bilomas,(More)
OBJECTIVE Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPK) is a procedure which frees the diabetic patient with end-stage nephropathy from dialysis and daily insulin injections. The purpose of this study is to report long-term outcomes of this procedure, and describe surgical and medical complications. METHODS The analysis includes 1000 consecutive SPKs(More)
From December 1985 to December 1989, 100 consecutive simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplants were performed at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Bladder drainage technique was used for all grafts. One- and three-year patient survival was 93% and 90%; kidney survival, 90% and 85%; and pancreas survival, 86% and 84%. Quadruple(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the outcome of simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPK) and living related donor renal transplantation (LRD) in patients with diabetes. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA It remains unanswered whether diabetic patients with end-stage renal failure are better served by LRD or SPK. METHODS Using a longitudinal database, data from all(More)