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We evaluated the safety and efficacy of high-dose, posttransplantation cyclophosphamide (Cy) to prevent graft rejection and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after outpatient nonmyeloablative conditioning and T cell-replete bone marrow transplantation from partially HLA-mismatched (haploidentical) related donors. Patients with advanced hematologic(More)
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of osteomyelitis in diabetic foot ulcers is unknown. Early diagnosis of this infection is critical, as prompt antibiotic treatment decreases the rate of amputation. We therefore assessed the prevalence of osteomyelitis in 35 diabetic patients with 41 foot ulcers. We compared results of roentgenograms, leukocyte scans with indium In(More)
Three cases are described of upper extremity ischemia occurring after the creation of fistulas (AVFs) (one case) and bridge AVFs (two cases) for hemodialysis access. All three cases were successfully treated with ligation of the artery immediately distal to the origin of the AVF in conjunction with a reversed saphenous vein bypass. The latter was(More)
Recent evidence indicates that the type of atherosclerotic plaque, rather than the degree of obstruction to flow, is an important determinant of the risk of cardiovascular complications. In previous work, the feasibility of using MRI for the characterization of plaque components was shown. This study extends the previous work to all the plaque components(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the accuracies of MRI and leukocyte scanning in diagnosing clinically unsuspected osteomyelitis in diabetic foot ulcers. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A prospective study of 16 diabetic foot ulcers in 12 patients, including both ambulatory and hospitalized patients, was performed at a university medical center. Pedal images were(More)
In situ saphenous vein bypass presents unique problems in wound management. A retrospective analysis of wound complications occurring after in situ bypass was undertaken in 93 patients who had 98 operations. For purposes of statistical analysis, only the first procedure was considered in patients having bilateral bypass. Fifty-nine percent of patients were(More)
This phase I/II study was conducted to determine the maximum tolerated dose, toxicity, and efficacy of clofarabine in combination with high dose cytarabine and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) priming (GCLAC), in the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Dose escalation of clofarabine occurred without(More)
Rapid re-occlusion of an atheromatous vessel after angioplasty may occur through yet incompletely known mechanisms. Atheromatous plaque has been shown to contain tissue factor (TF) activity. When atheroma extracts (atheroma) and platelets are incubated together a powerful prothrombinase is rapidly generated, which neither platelets nor atheroma alone can(More)
A pre-mortem diagnosis of cryptogenic liver abscess in children is rare, but this diagnosis must be considered in the evaluation for pyrexia of unknown origin. Two previously healthy children were suspected of harboring liver abscesses. Radioisotopic, sonographic, and angiographic evidence supported the clinical diagnosis. Operative drainage was performed(More)
The treatment of unilateral iliac occlusion remains controversial. We report our experience with femorofemoral bypass (FF) and iliofemoral bypass (IF). One hundred sixty-two FFs and 82 IFs were performed during a 25-year period. Demographic characteristics of the two groups were similar. Operative indications included claudication in 32.1% of FFs and 19.5%(More)