Donald E. Potter

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Avascular necrosis (AN) of bone developed in 11 of 100 children who received renal transplants from 1964 to 1977. Bones involved were femoral heads, 14; femoral condyles, 12; tall, two; and carpal naviculars, two. Seven children with symptomatic AN of the femoral heads were treated with limited weight bearing; three subsequently required arthroplasty, and(More)
Sixty six pediatric nephrology patients, age 6 months to 20 years, were given individual psychometric tests of intelligence two or more times during the course of treatment; 24 were retested within the stage of conservative management, dialysis or post-transplantation, 42 were retested between those stages. The first IQ scores ranged from three standard(More)
The serial measurement of stature, weight, skin-fold thickness, mean arm circumference, skeletal maturity, and where appropriate, stage of sexual development are recommended as suitable indices for assessing growth in children with kidney disease. Methods of expressing the data for evaluating the individual child are generally used methods. Emphasis is(More)
In order to select MLC incompatible one-haplotype related donor-recipient pairs that would achieve better graft survival and in an effort to alter the recipient immune response, 45 patients received three fresh blood transfuions from their prospective kidney donors. Recipient sensitization was evaluated by cross-match testing weekly sera obtained during and(More)
Two hundred thirty-nine transplants have been performed following donor-specific blood transfusions (DSTs) since 1978. Graft and patient survival in 1- and 0-haplotype-matched transplants with DST pretreatment is comparable to HLA-identical results through 4 years. Graft survival in 174 consecutive nondiabetic, non-HLA-identical DST recipients shows that(More)
Growth retardation occurs in 35 to 65% of children with kidney disease. It is especially common in children with congenital diseases of the kidney, anomalies, and inherited disorders. Acquired disease, however, also may impair growth, particularly where renal function (GFR) is below 25 ml/min/1.73 m2. Therapy used in renal disease, notably prednisone, also(More)