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BACKGROUND We have previously demonstrated that maintenance of a low central venous pressure (LCVP) combined with extrahepatic control of venous outflow reduced the overall blood loss during major hepatic resections. This study examined the overall outcomes and, in particular, renal morbidity associated with a large series of consecutive major liver(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if transfusion affected perioperative and long-term outcome in patients undergoing liver resection for metastatic colorectal cancer. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Blood transfusion produces host immunosuppression and has been postulated to result in adverse outcome for patients undergoing surgical resection of malignancies. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop 2 instruments that predict the probability of perioperative red blood cell transfusion in patients undergoing elective liver resection for primary and secondary tumors. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Hepatic resection is the most effective treatment for several benign and malign conditions, but may be accompanied by substantial blood loss(More)
The H circle of Leishmania species contains a 30 kb inverted duplication separated by two unique DNA segments, a and b. The corresponding H region of chromosomal DNA has only one copy of the duplicated DNA. We show here that the chromosomal segments a and b are flanked by inverted repeats (198 and 1241 bp) and we discuss how these repeats could lead to(More)
PURPOSE We performed a pilot phase II study to evaluate the potential for delivery of rapidly sequenced high-dose chemotherapy treatments rescued with autologous peripheral-blood progenitor cells (PBP) in patients with previously untreated, advanced ovarian cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS A single cycle of mobilization was used, primed with cyclophosphamide(More)
Refrigerated storage for short-term preservation of bone marrow is an alternative to cryopreservation where chemotherapeutic regimens include drugs with short in vivo half-lives. We performed a clinical and laboratory comparison of bone marrow stored at 4 degrees C for up to 9 days to bone marrow cryopreserved at -90 degrees C for autotransplantation. After(More)
Fifty-three patients were evaluated for a comparison of the efficacy, safety, and cost efficiency of bone marrow (BM) transplanted after either refrigeration or cryopreservation. Thirty-eight patients had BM stored at 4 degrees C for an average of 3 days and 15 patients had cryopreserved BM stored for an average of 56 days. The average number of cells(More)
BACKGROUND Chemotherapy-associated thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura/hemolytic uremic syndrome (C-TTP/HUS) is a condition involving thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, and progressive renal dysfunction that develops in 2-10% of patients with a history of malignant neoplasms treated with certain chemotherapeutic agents. Pathogenesis of the(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatic resection is the most effective treatment for many malignant and benign conditions affecting the liver and biliary tree. Despite improvements, major partial hepatectomy can be associated with considerable blood loss and transfusion requirements. Transfusion of allogeneic blood products, although potentially life-saving, is associated with(More)