Garrett Cohen

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OBJECTIVE The examination of prophylactic efficacy of tretinoin on oral mucositis, post bone marrow transplantation (BMT). PATIENTS AND METHODS The study population consisted of 11 patients undergoing BMT. Six tretinoin topically-treated patients (0.25 mg daily of 0.1% tretinoin cream) were matched with five non-treated control patients comparing(More)
Monitoring allograft health is an important component of posttransplant therapy. Endomyocardial biopsy is the current gold standard for cardiac allograft monitoring but is an expensive and invasive procedure. Proof of principle of a universal, noninvasive diagnostic method based on high-throughput screening of circulating cell-free donor-derived DNA(More)
This paper evaluates lidocaine absorption via oral mucosa following its topical application for symptomatic treatment of bone marrow transplantation (BMT)-induced oral mucositis. Five patients with high-grade oral mucositis after allogeneic BMT were entered consecutively into the study. Five healthy individuals served as controls. All 10 participants rinsed(More)
The survival rate following lung transplantation is among the lowest of all solid-organ transplants, and current diagnostic tests often fail to distinguish between infection and rejection, the two primary posttransplant clinical complications. We describe a diagnostic assay that simultaneously monitors for rejection and infection in lung transplant(More)
BACKGROUND It remains difficult to predict and to measure the efficacy of pharmacological immunosuppression. We hypothesized that measuring the B-cell repertoire would enable assessment of the overall level of immunosuppression after heart transplantation. METHODS AND FINDINGS In this proof-of-concept study, we implemented a molecular-barcode-based immune(More)
Cardiac allograft vasculopathy is a major cause of long-term graft failure following heart transplantation. Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), a marker of endothelial dysfunction, has been mechanistically implicated in the development of cardiac allograft vasculopathy, but its impact on coronary physiology early after transplantation is unknown. Invasive(More)
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