Eric L Owens

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Graft infections are one of the most challenging issues in surgery with an incidence of 0.7 to 7 per cent, with femoral site infections being the most common (13% incidence). The gold standard treatment has been graft removal, wide débridement, and extra-anatomical bypass. Routine excision of infected peripheral arterial grafts and vascular reconstruction(More)
BACKGROUND Scianna (SC) blood group system comprises two antithetical antigens, Sc1 and Sc2, and five additional antigens. The antigens reside on a glycoprotein encoded by the erythroblast membrane-associated protein (ERMAP) gene. For the common ERMAP alleles, we determined the full-length nucleotide sequence that encodes the Scianna glycoprotein. STUDY(More)
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