Bradley L Thompson

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For most end-stage renal disease patients, successful kidney transplant provides substantially longer survival and better quality of life than dialysis, and preemptive transplant is associated with better outcomes than transplants occurring after dialysis initiation. However, kidney transplant numbers in the us have not changed for a decade. Since 2004, the(More)
A new kidney allocation system, expected to be implemented in late 2014, will characterize donors on a percent scale (0%-100%) using the kidney donor profile index (KDPI). The 20% of deceased donor kidneys with the greatest expected posttransplant longevity will be allocated first to the 20% of candidates with the best expected posttransplant survival;(More)
We and others have demonstrated that rats deficient in an essential amino acid (EAA) will consume sufficient quantities of the lacking nutrient to produce repletion when it is made available in solution. In the current series of experiments, we made rats deficient in lysine (LYS) by limiting the level of this EAA in the diet. We then examined licking(More)
Prior work indicates that rats prefer a mixture of sucrose and maltodextrin to either carbohydrate alone. The present experiment examined whether a sucrose + maltodextrin (S + M) mixture also increases total fluid intake as does saccharin + carbohydrate mixtures. In 23 h/day, one-bottle tests male rats consumed more of a 1% sucrose + 1% maltodextrin mixture(More)
Since 2006, the number of new intestinal transplant candidates listed each year has declined, likely reflecting increased medical and surgical treatment for intestinal failure. Historically, intestinal transplant occurred primarily in the pediatric population; in 2011, 41% of prevalent candidates on the waiting list were aged 18 years or older. The most(More)
Kidney transplant and liver transplant are the treatments of choice for patients with end-stage renal disease and end-stage liver disease, respectively. Pancreas transplant is most commonly performed along with kidney transplant in diabetic end-stage renal disease patients. Despite a steady increase in the numbers of kidney and liver transplants performed(More)
Clitolactone, 5-(chloromethyl)-3-methyl-2(5H)-furanone, was isolated from sporocaps of the mushroom Clitocybe flaccida. The structure was determined by HRMS, EIMS, (1)H & (13)C NMR, 2D (1)H-(13)C COSY and (1)H-(1)H COSY. This mushroom is not eaten by the banana slug Ariolimax columbianus (Gould), a mycophagist from the temperate rain forests of the Pacific(More)
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