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Following one month of sublingual buprenorphine treatment, 15 patients at either 2 mg (n = 7) or 3 mg (n = 8) were hospitalized and the buprenorphine was abruptly stopped by placebo substitution. On the morning following their last dose of buprenorphine, 10 patients were given 1 mg oral naltrexone and 5 were given 0.5 mg/kg intravenous naloxone in a double(More)
BACKGROUND A pretransplant lymphocyte crossmatch (XM) test is usually considered mandatory but may delay deceased donor renal transplantation. We report on the safety and clinical efficacy of omitting the XM when it is predicted to be negative based on sensitization history and human leukocyte antigen-specific antibody screening. METHODS From 1998 to(More)
We have developed a sensitive, specific solid-phase immunoradiometric assay (IRMA) of parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTH-RP) with use of affinity-purified polyclonal immunoglobulins. Antibodies recognizing PTH-RP(37-74) are immobilized to a polystyrene bead to "capture" analytes from the sample; antibodies to epitopes within the 1-36 amino acid region(More)
Circulating levels of PTH and related parameters of calcium and phosphate metabolism were measured in healthy free-living elderly and young subjects residing in the Southwest to determine if parathyroid function changes with aging. Serum immunoreactive PTH (iPTH) was measured with two well characterized antisera; an amino (N)-terminal antiserum which(More)
Thyroid oncocytomas are tumors characterized by dense mitochondrial accumulation, the cause of which is currently unknown. Members of the PGC-1 coactivator family have been identified as important mediators of mitochondrial biogenesis because of their ability to activate nuclear genes encoding mitochondrial proteins. We have investigated the influence of(More)
BACKGROUND Mooren's ulcer is a progressive intractable destructive peripheral ulceration of the cornea, probably of autoimmune aetiology. The disease is rare in the northern hemisphere but is more common in southern and central Africa and the Indian subcontinent. Although rare, its predominance in certain racial groups and their second generation migrants(More)
Background.  Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a well recognized complication of severe malaria in adults, but the incidence and clinical importance of AKI in pediatric severe malaria (SM) is not well documented. Methods.  One hundred eighty children aged 1 to 10 years with SM were enrolled between 2011 and 2013 in Uganda. Kidney function was monitored daily for(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) after liver transplantation can be difficult because early symptoms are often nonspecific. In this study, the presence of donor lymphocyte macrochimerism in recipient peripheral blood was examined as a diagnostic aid for GvHD after cadaveric donor liver transplantation. METHODS Between 1996 and(More)
Permanently implantable hemodynamic monitors show great promise in providing personalized and cost-efficient care to heart failure patients by providing timely intracardiac pressure data under ambulatory conditions. The data may be used to titrate maintenance therapies and to monitor health status so that more intensive interventions can be planned and(More)